Cutting edge. Breakthrough technology. Results driven. That’s what we love about the HydraFacial MD, the next generation in microdermabrasion. Hydra-dermabrasion provides deep exfoliation AND hydration simultaneously. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration in a non-invasive, painless treatment with absolutely no down time! Don’t let that fool you though, it’s aggressive without the aggression. It’s designed for all skin types and most skin conditions. It improves fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, skin tone, texture, brown spots, enlarged pores, signs of aging, and oily/acne prone skin. As a matter of fact, the Hydra-Facial can be as effective in treating acne as it is in promoting healthier, more youthful looking skin.
What makes this facial so different? It’s the patented 4-in-1 Vortex Technology. One device provides 4 treatments with a variety of treatment tips and serums for total customization. They are:
Vortex-Exfoliation: A gentle vacuum lifts the skin while the Hydra-Peel tip removes make-up, dirt and the uppermost layer of skin. Remember, it’s aggressive without the aggression!
Vortex-Peel: A mix of glycolic and salicylic acids help loosen the deeper impurities, dead skin and sebum from the pores. The peel is gentle but effective, (without the peeling) and you may feel a slight tingle during this step.
Vortex-Extraction: Painless extractions use Vortex suction to clean out pores and pore plugs that are responsible for inflammatory acne, as well as eliminating blackheads and whiteheads. (Honest, you won’t believe what you see!)
Vortex-Fusion: The Vortex-fusion tool infuses Antiox+, a blend of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. The antioxidants help repair skin damage while the peptides are important building blocks for cell structure. The hyaluronic acid can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles short term by drawing moisture to the treatment area for instant results. After your treatment, your skin will feel smoother and look fresh, clean and radiant!
The versatility of the HydraFacial is also what sets it apart from other devices. Everyone has unique skin and different needs, and your treatment is tailored to reflect that. Our skincare experts will evaluate then customize the perfect treatment for your individual skin care needs. The HydraFacial treatment can be performed on any part of the body. There are a lot of people who suffer from acne on their back, and this is a perfect solution. Appointments take approximately 30 minutes, and you can immediately apply make-up if you wish. It’s truly the “lunchtime facial”! Schedule a consultation and see if it’s right for you.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that improves fine lines and wrinkles, scars, acne scarring, stretch marks, sagging skin and overall tone/texture. Collagen and elastin are key players for youthful looking skin. Their job is to keep connective tissue firm and help hold it’s shape. Unfortunately, production slows way down as we age. Scary fact: we lose about 1% of our collagen EVERY YEAR after the age of 20! The more collagen we lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear, which is why it is essential that we work to increase our collagen levels. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a great way to accomplish this. It is also a great treatment for stretch marks are scar improvement, and can be used pretty much anywhere on the body. We use the 1540 fractional laser from cynosure.
What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative treatments
Ablative laser treatments partially remove the top layer of the skin, (epidermis) and can be very invasive, painful and require weeks to months of downtime. Non-ablative treatments are very safe and involve treating the deeper parts of the skin (the dermis) without removing any part of the epidermis. The ICON 1540 laser is a fractionated non-ablative laser.
What does fractional or fractionated mean
There are 2 types of lasers, ‘full field’ and ‘fractionated’. Full field lasers treat the entire area of skin that it comes in contact with. This type of laser can have numerous side effects and a long healing period. Fractionated lasers treat a fraction of the skin, with gaps of untreated skin throughout. Hundreds of very precise micro-beams create deep, narrow columns of tissue damage, causing a controlled injury that creates new collagen. When injured tissue is surrounded by healthy tissue, it heals much faster and with minimal complications than if all the tissue were damaged.
Does it hurt?
We prefer to call it “aesthetically acceptable discomfort”. However, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the area to minimize discomfort. The whole appointment is approximately one hour long. Afterward, your face will be red, like a bad sunburn, and will feel hot for about an hour. We will apply cold cloths or ice packs to your skin, and encourage you to do so when you get home. Your skin will be dry and flaky for a week or two. It’s encouraged to keep it well moisturized and hydrated. You can apply makeup the following day. Applying sunscreen daily and staying out of the sun in advised during treatment periods.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments are more effective if done in a series of sessions, 4 weeks apart, and approximately 4 to 6 treatments. Natural collagen growth happens over weeks and months, so it isn’t an instant fix, but your skin will be much improved over the long term. One to two yearly maintenance treatments are recommended.
Advantages of the ICON 1540 Treatments
The 1540 is more powerful than other lasers of its kind, delivering greater energy per micro-beam and a greater depth of penetration (up to 1 mm) than other competing devices. This can promote a more significant response in the skin, with more effective and longer lasting results.
If you are interested in seeing if this is right for you, call the office for a free consultation. (810) 701-8088
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that improves fine lines and wrinkles, scars, acne scarring, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and pore size. Sounds pretty good, right? Here’s how it works. As we age, collagen and elastin production slow way down. Together, they keep connective tissue firm and help it to hold its shape. As your skin loses collagen, it loses elasticity. On average, we lose about 1% of our collagen EVERY YEAR after the age of 20! The more collagen we lose, the more fine lines and wrinkles appear, which is why it is essential that we work to increase our collagen levels. Microneedling is a great way to accomplish this.
There are many at home systems (not as effective) and professional ones to choose from. We use the Rejuvapen microneedling system. The device is like a vibrating “pen” that uses a disposable, sterile cartridge with nine microneedles that move at 11,000 RPM’s. The advantage of the Rejuvapen compared to other treatments is that it not only activates cell regeneration, it enhances the absorption of peptides that are applied during the treatment. The micro-needles puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury that kick-starts your skin’s natural ability to heal itself, and in the process produces collagen and elastin that plump and firm skin.
No thanks to its name, microneedling sounds really painful. Actually, it’s only moderately uncomfortable. We apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to keep you comfortable during the procedure. (The entire appointment takes about an hour). Any pinpoint bleeding stops almost immediately because the tiny perforations are already closing up. Afterward, your skin can be somewhat red, similar to a bad sunburn. You may also experience very dry and flaky skin over the next few days and will need to keep it well hydrated/moisturized. It takes only a couple of days for the skin to look fairly normal, but results gradually become apparent. Natural collagen growth happens over weeks and months, so it isn’t an instant fix, but your skin will be much improved over the long term. One thing to know: You’ll need more than one treatment. This isn’t a one-time event. Depending on the areas treated and what you’re trying to achieve, somewhere between four and six microneedling treatments are typically required for optimal results, and yearly maintenance treatments are recommended.
Rejuvapen is great at treating the following conditions:
• fine lines
• acne scars
• facial pore size
• stretch marks
Call the office to book your consutation today (810) 701-8088