Skin Rejuvenation

CHEMICAL PEEL

We perform medical grade chemical peels using compound acids available only to physician directed medical centers. Using higher strength components results in a much deeper exfoliation process (on average, about 3-4 days after the peel there will be noticeable flaking). The result is skin rejuvenation and improvement in mild to severe acne, discoloration, wrinkling, and sun damage.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does it work? 
Peels take away dead skin cells and helps promote the generation of new skin, thus improving fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, mild scarring, and acne.

How long does the procedure take? 
A typical treatment will take 15 minutes, depending on which chemical peel is used.

Is it painful?
Upon application patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation, which subsides after a few minutes.

What results can I expect?
Facial peels remove the outer “dead” layers of the skin, or epidermis. You will gradually notice a reduction in fine lines, as well as smoother skin.

How many treatments are required?
We recommend a peel every 2 weeks for 2 months, then a maintenance peel every 1-2 months.

Can I combine a peel with a Microdermabrasion?
This is, by far, the most effective way to improve your skin’s overall appearance. The micro-peel will break down the cell walls further to allow nutrients and moisturizers into the skin. Microdermabrasions use gentle exfoliation to compliment the actions of a facial peel. We recommend the sequence of a peel, followed by Microdermabrasion a week later, for a total of 4 two-week cycles.

MICRODERMABRASION

What is Microdermabrasion?
A Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that minimizes fine lines, reduces acne scaring, and evens out skin tone while smoothing the surface of the skin, leaving behind a vibrant glow. The results are comparable to a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing treatment. However, a series of sessions is less abrasive and no anesthetic is needed, which results in no down time.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Over time, natural skin aging and exposure to UV radiation from the sun can make superficial blood vessels visible and cause the skin to produce pockets of irregular pigmentation. An intense pulsed light treatment is a non-invasive solution to aging skin, which is done by delivering a series of gentle light pulses to the skin. This process of restoring a youthful appearance is called Photorejuvenation. This procedure gives enhanced results when alternated with a Microdermabrasion. (See the sections on Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion.)

Common conditions treated with intense pulsed light are:

  • Vascular lesions, including broken facial veins and spider angiomas
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Melasma
  • Flushing and redness
  • Rosacea
  • Age spots and liver spots
  • Scar coloration and general skin elasticity

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does it work?
The intense pulsed light emits wavelengths that are absorbed by vascular and pigmented lesions in multiple levels of the skin. When the broad band light is absorbed by melanin (brown spots) and hemoglobin (veins/red spots), the lesions are gently heated and destroyed.

What areas can be treated?
The Prolite II Skin Rejuvenation procedure can be performed on the face, neck, upper chest, and hands.

How long does the procedure take?
This depends on the area being treated. It typically takes 25-30 minutes to treat the entire face. Make-up may be applied following treatment.

Is it painful?
You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. The sensation is very mild and easily tolerated. Topical creams can be used for individuals who wish to numb the skin.

How many treatments are required?
A series of 4 treatments are required for best results. Each treatment takes less than 1 hour to perform. Treatments are scheduled once a month.

What results can I expect?
Visible signs of aging and sun damage will be significantly reduced. There will be an overall improvement in your skin texture and tone.

 

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