The media and press are all about showing the good, the bad and the UGLY. Are you wanting the radiant glow you see celebrities flaunting? There are a variety of treatments out there that offer fabulous results. When you “Cocktail” these treatments to fit one individual specific need they become “Twisted Treatments” performed in a sequence.
Many people have some sort of sun damage or sun spots, these are treated very successfully with IPL laser treatments. If you have redness from the broken capillaries (little blood vessels) or rosacea, this is treated very effectively with IPL service. Expect to have a series of at least 3 treatments to clear up pigmentation and redness. Typically, you will have very little to no down time. You may experience a slight sunburn sensation that may last 1-24 hours. Pigment will become darker and look like coarse ground pepper or coffee grounds. This will be visible for 7-14 days before it is completely gone. After care is simple — NO SUN for 2 weeks. This means avoid tropical vacations, all day hiking, or pool days.
Maybe you have laxity in the skin from weight loss, aging or living life to the fullest. There are options, non-invasive lifting and tightening of the skin using ultrasound waves called Ultherapy. The procedure itself requires about 2 hours for treatment of the face and neck. You will leave the office with very little to no side effects. You may have tenderness to the touch, a slight redness to the skin that goes away within minutes of having the procedure done. Ultherapy has a gradual response, it does not have that WOW factor of being pulled and filled. The results will be seen over the next 6 months. Your friends will ask if your hair is different or makeup application is new. This is subtle and rewarding. To take it up a notch and there are more invasive procedures like a fractional laser; ablative (tiny pinpoint bleeding) or non-ablative. This makes micro channels into the skin to stimulate collagen production while resurfacing the outer layers. This can be effective in addressing tone, texture, hyperpigmentation, pore size, fine lines, collagen production and allover integrity of the skin. The micro channels are also used to drive products deep into the dermal tissue. You can add vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, PRP (Plasma) these products will assist in the healing and recovery process.
Not feeling adventurous? Microdermabrasion is a perfect alternative to give you a minimal downtime buff and polish for the skin. Releasing the stratum corium, microdermabrasion will help products deposit deeper into the dermal tissue and give you a healthy glow. If you want to spin this around to have a more dramatic treatment add a chemical peel to it. This will take you to the next generation of progressive treatments before laser. The combination will give you an amazing glow. The flaking and peeling of old skin will reveal soft, new tissue.
Are you wanting to get twisted yet? Let me give you a few examples of what twist you can use to turn up your results.
- IPL Laser Treatment, delivers impulse light to get rid of redness in the skin, pulling up any pigment due to sun damage. Stack with a fractional laser to stimulate collagen production and general resurfacing.
- Ultherapy is FDA cleared ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the chin, brow and neck. Adding fractional laser to stimulate collagen production and aiding in the elimination of fine lines and pigmentation.
- Feeling really adventurous add a chemical peel to these treatments and you will be the envy of all your friends. A professional chemical peel will enhance any procedures from microdermabrasion or IPL to fractional laser.
Get twisted and maximize your aesthetic treatments like the stars. Having radiant skin will not just happen we need to make it happen!