Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments

If you are looking for an effective skin rejuvenation treatment, Fraxel laser resurfacing is a great option. It can reverse signs of sun damage, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. But people considering the procedure are always curious to find out if it takes a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments.

Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment
Fraxel is a fractionated laser that works by creating microscopic injury points in the skin. The laser treats only specific zones of the skin, and leaves surrounding tissue untouched. This helps to speed up the repair process in the treated areas, as it triggers collagen production. The new collagen will fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and also replace scar tissue.

Fraxel is an effective treatment for sun-damaged skin; it also corrects skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and rough texture.

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?
Healing time after Fraxel skin resurfacing varies, as it depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment, and the condition being treated. However, recovery typically takes 7-10 days  (learn more).

There is generally some redness and mild swelling immediately after treatment, and the skin flakes off within 4-5 days. Any redness and swelling after this time can usually be covered with makeup. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for the skin to look normal again.

The skin will be sensitive to the sun for up to 6 weeks after the Fraxel procedure, so patients are advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen when going outdoors.

Are you ready to try Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology located in Irvine, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at totaldermatology.com, or by calling (949) 727-3800.

How does the Profound procedure work to rejuvenate jowls & sagging skin?

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When it comes to aging, skin laxity is one of the biggest issues many people have to deal with, but there’s help available. Syneron-Candela, a leading manufacturer of aesthetic devices, markets the cutting-edge skin tightening treatment called Profound, which rejuvenates the face in a single 45 minute session. But how does the Profound procedure work to rejuvenate jowls and sagging skin.

What is Profound?
Profound is a minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) microneedling system that tightens sagging skin especially around the cheeks, jawline, and neck. It is a unique tool that combines RF energy with microneedling technology to contour, smooth, and lift the skin. Profound can be used to treat jowls, the jawline, and wrinkles.

How Profound rejuvenates jowls and sagging skin
Profound rejuvenates the skin using a combination of RF energy delivered at regulated temperatures, and microneedling technology.

The handheld device is fitted with tiny needles that puncture the skin penetrating to the deep dermis, creating controlled micro-injury points. This action triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism, and so it produces new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to fill in these tiny wounds.

When Profound recreates the vital building blocks in the skin, the skin becomes more elastic, so there is less sagging. Profound also makes the skin smooth and taut, so there are fewer lines and wrinkles.

Some results will be noticeable within 4-10 weeks, but final results can take up to 6 months (learn more).

Would you like your skin to be smoother, radiant, and more youthful? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Beverly Hills or Pasadena, CA, Privet Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.privetaesthetics.com, or by calling (310) 860-8915 for the Beverly Hills location, and (626) 537-3737 for Pasadena.

How can I improve my skin this summer without serious downtime or surgery?

Summer is fast approaching, and many people would like to have summer-ready skin, without having to go under the knife. Are you wondering – How canI improve my skin this summer without serious downtime or surgery? If you are, you’ll be excited to find out that HydraFacial can rejuvenate your skin and refresh your look, without downtime.

What is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that hydrates the skin, and also improves its tone and texture. This is especially important for the hot summer months, because the intense summer sun can dry out the skin, and cause premature aging.

HydraFacial is a gentle treatment which is safe for all types of skin, including sensitive skin. It’s the ideal solution for skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, brown spots, and acne.

How HydraFacial improves your skin
Everybody knows that hydration is vital to the health and vitality of the skin. Skin that’s not well hydrated will be dry and irritated, and will also be more susceptible to infection.HydraFacial provides the moisture boost the skin desperately needs to endure the dry summer months.

HydraFacial treatment consists of several phases. The vortex-cleansing and exfoliation tool cleanses the skin to get rid of impurities that can clog the pores, and lead to inflammatory conditions. The vortex-extraction tool sucks out all the debris that was cleared away. The vortex-fusion then infuses the skin with a mix of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and plump the skin.

Are you ready to get your skin summer-ready? Search our directory to find a practice near you.

If you’re in the Irvine, CA area, South Coast Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com or by calling949-701-4454.

Benefits of facial fat transfer

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If you are looking for a natural way to restore a more youthful face, facial fat grafting is an excellent option. It involves removing fat from other parts of the body and injecting it into the face. But what are the benefits of facial fat transfer.

Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer is an effective way to restore youthful fullness to the face. It can be used to enhance the appearance of areas such as the cheeks, the hollow below the eyes, jawline, and lips. The fat used for the procedure is typically taken from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.

Facial fat transfer is a two-fold procedure, as the surgeon will first perform liposuction in order to harvest the fat from the agreed donor area. The fat is then processed, before being injected into the specific parts of the face that need volumizing.

Benefits

  • Facial fat transfer creates natural looking results. Since facial fat transfer utilizes your body’s own fat, it creates results that look subtle yet natural.
  • Results last a long time. Unlike other temporary facial rejuvenation fixes, the results gained with facial fat grafting are long lasting. The improvement in   techniques in recent years has significantly reduced the breakdown of fat grafts, resulting in permanent improvements in many cases.
  • It’s very safe. Facial fat transfer uses fat from your own body, so there are few risks, and there is no chance of an allergic reaction, as can happen with synthetic materials.

If you are considering facial fat transfer, be sure to choose a physician that has extensive experience performing the procedure.

Clients in Guilford, CT, can contact board certified cosmetic surgeon  Robert Langdon CT of The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery.

Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon Connecticut.

Where can I get an Ultherapy treatment?

Many people want to turn back the clock and take off a few years, but they don’t want to go under the knife. Instead, they are opting to undergo minimally invasive treatments like Ultherapy. But how does it work, and where can you get Ultherapy treatments.

Where can you get Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. It can help smooth wrinkles,and tighten and firm sagging skin. Ultherapy also gives a subtle lift to the brows, for an overall refreshed appearance.

Ultherapy is effective, because it helps to kick-start the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a key structural protein that the skin needs to maintain its youthful firmness and elasticity. It is naturally produced by the body, but levels fall off as you age.

If you are considering Ultherapy treatment, be sure to visit the offices of a board certified dermatologist to ensure you have a safe and successful procedure.

How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface, targeting the foundational support layers. This is the same area that is addressed during a surgical facelift. The ultrasound energy that is deposited triggers collagen production, and this will cause the skin to gradually lift and tone over the following weeks and months.

Treatment takes 45-60 minutes and most patients only need one treatment to achieve maximum results.

Ultherapy is generally well tolerated, but patients may experience some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

If you want to reduce wrinkles, lift your cheekbones, and tighten your jawline, but don’t want to go under the knife, Ultherapy may be right for you.

Contact Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, Long Beach, CA, to find out more.

Call (562) 997-1144 today to schedule a consultation.

What is a non-invasive solution for skin tightening?

An increasing number of women, and men as well, wishing to tighten and rejuvenate their skin now want to achieve that goal without having to go in for surgery. Fortunately, there are now new skin tightening weapons on the market that are completely non-surgical.  But how do you know what is a really effective non-invasive solution for skin tightening.

Non-invasive skin tightening
Non-invasive skin tightening often involves the use of laser or radio frequency technology to heat and tighten the skin. These procedures are virtually painless, and require little or no recovery time. Non-surgical skin tightening is more effective for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity.

SkinTyte
SkinTyte is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses advanced infrared laser technology to firm the skin, and improve the signs of age. SkinTyte is safe for all skin types, and can be used to tone various parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, and abdomen.

How it works
The SkinTyte laser deep heats the soft tissue, which triggers the skin’s natural healing,and promotes collagen regeneration.Since collagen provides strength and firmness to the skin, collagen renewal helps to tighten things up.

SkinTyte is a comfortable procedure that requires no local anesthetic, and its sapphire contact cooling system enhances safety and patient comfort.

There is no downtime after treatment, so patients can resume their normal routine right away. There is also little risk of any complications.  It typically takes a series of 3-5 SkinTyte treatments to achieve optimal results.

SkinTyte in Newport Beach, CA
Contact the offices of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katharine Nitta, to find out more about SkinTyte skin tightening solution. We would be happy to work out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Call949-722-6644 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nitta.

I’m in my 30’s: what is the best solution for fine lines and wrinkles?

Most people in their 30’s are not too concerned about aging skin, but they should be. Why? Because how the skin ages is influenced by several factors including smoking, excess sun exposure, alcohol, and tanning beds, and these can all result in early signs of aging. So it’s not uncommon to hear people ask –‘I’m in my 30’s: what is the best solution for fine lines and wrinkles?’

Skin care in your 30’s
First off, it’s important to make sure that you are taking care of your skin, and have an anti-aging skin care regimen already in place. Make sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides optimal protection from the sun’s UV rays. In addition, when buying skin care products,select items with effective anti-aging ingredients such as retinoids, and vitamins C and E.

Best solution for fine lines and wrinkles
The best solution for wrinkles, really depends on the type of wrinkles you have, are they dynamic or static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles include frown lines that are formed by the constant movement of the muscles, as you frown or squint.

If you’ve started to notice frown lines across the forehead or crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes, botox cosmetic is an excellent option for smoothing these lines, as it relaxes the muscles.

On the other hand, if you have smile lines around the mouth, or above the lips,   dermal fillers would be a more effective option.

Botox works well on dynamic wrinkles, but if you need to fill in static lines and wrinkles, soft tissue fillers are best.

Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, for more solutions for fine lines and wrinkles. We serve clients in the greater Atlanta metro area. Call today for an appointment.

Voluma vs traditional facelift?

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If your face is beginning to show the signs of age, a facelift is no longer the only way to correct it, as there are now a host of non-invasive options to choose from. But how do you decide if a non-surgical procedure like Voluma can give you the correction you need. Voluma vs traditional facelift – Which one is right for you?

Voluma
Voluma is a second-generation hyaluronic acid filler that is used to replenish volume in the cheeks.  When injected, Voluma gives an immediate and noticeable lift to the midface region. It provides attractive, natural-looking results. Unlike older fillers that typically last 6 -9 months, Voluma can last up to 2 years.

Facelift
The traditional facelift is usually done to eliminate sagging skin that causes wrinkles, creases, and jowls. A facelift tightens the skin to get rid of sagging in the middle and lower face. The results normally last 5- 10 years.

Voluma vs traditional facelift
Voluma is recommended for people with age-related volume loss in the cheek area. Treatment will also lead to a slight lifting of the mid-face, but this cannot be compared to the more defined lift that you get with a traditional facelift.

The traditional facelift provides full facial rejuvenation. Voluma only corrects volume loss in the cheeks, so if you have significant skin laxity in the lower face, a traditional facelift would be more effective.

Voluma treatment takes only a few minutes, and most people can resume regular activities immediately after. The traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that can take up to 2 hours, and requires a much longer downtime, during which there will be some pain and discomfort.

Contact Medicetics Skin Clinic, London, UK, to find out which option would be more suitable for you. Call +44 (0) 207 402 2033 to book a consultation, or go to www.medicetics.com/.

How Botox can boost elastin in your face

Botox is an effective anti-aging treatment, and is probably the most common cosmetic treatment in the US. We know that botox can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles across the forehead, and at the corner of the eyes, but can it also improve the elasticity of the skin. Recent studies suggest that it can. So let’s find out just how botox can boost the elastin in your face.

The findings of a recent study out of Canada, suggest that botox may have long-term benefits for the skin. The research which was carried out by Dr. James P. Bonaparte (University of Ottawa), and Dr. David Ellis (University of Toronto), indicate that botox positively affects elasticity. The researchers noted that botox positively impacts both the pliability and elasticity (ability to recoil) of the skin.

The 43 women who completed the study were all given botox injections in the upper face. None of them had previously received botox injections. All the women had their skin assessed before and after the botox injections, using a device known as a ‘Cutometer.’  The Cutometer is used by plastic surgeons to measure changes in skin elasticity.

At the expiration of the 4 month study, all the women experienced an increase in the elasticity of their skin, which made their skin appear more youthful. The period of the changes in skin elasticity paralleled the duration of the effect of botox.  The study was published in the JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery, and can be viewed online at http://archfaci.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2293061.

Botox injections are available from Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. If you are interested in learning more about how botox can boost skin elasticity, call (770) 649-0094, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley.

How does a non-surgical facelift with Ulthera work?

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Are Needed To See Results?

If you would like to rejuvenate your face, but would prefer not to undergo a surgical facelift, there are several non-surgical options to consider, including Ultherapy. Ultherapy provides very natural results thatgive your face a youthful, refreshed appearance. It also lifts the skin, and improves contours. But how does a non-surgical facelift with Ultherapy work?

What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapyis a non-surgical treatment that tones and tightens the skin using micro-focused ultrasound energy.  It also stimulates collagen, to create long-term improvement in the firmness of the skin. Ultherapy treatment can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete. It typically requires one treatment to achieve optimal results, but full results can be seen gradually over the next 2 to 3 months.

How does Ultherapy Work
The micro-focused ultrasound energy from the device penetrates deep into the fibro-muscular tissues of the skin. The tissue is heated to the specific level that initiates the body’s own healing process, and as a resultmore collagen and elastin form,and eventually lifts and tightens the skin. The procedure is relatively painless, and there is no bruising or downtime.

Ultherapy is cleared by the FDA to non-invasively lift the brow, chin, and neck. It canbe used to tighten the jawline and neck, reduce wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, lift the cheeks and mid-face region, and lift the brows. Ultherapy provides very meaningful results, and is therefore an attractive alternative for men and women who are not yet ready for surgery.

Non-surgical facelift using Ultherapy is available at Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. Call (770) 649-0094 today for a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley. Dr. Kelley will offer an individual assessment, to determine if you would be a good candidate for the procedure.