As you age, it is natural for your skin to sag a bit. Unfortunately, this leads to a less youthful
The good news is you can give your face a lift and reduce wrinkles without major surgery. Here
are a few skin tightening and deep cleaning treatments that actually work. Ultrasonic, Radio Frequency, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent and Microneedling.
If you’re dealing with congested acne-prone-dull skin, dark circles or puffiness ultrasonic(skin-scrape) therapy may prove to be the perfect solution. It’s a great choice for women that are congested from wearing make-up or products, hormone-related acne and as prevention for those that want to ‘age’ gracefully. When performing an Ultrasonic treatment, a handheld device is placed directly on the skin with a natural conductive gel and ‘scrubbed’ then finished with a specific serum, smoothed over treatment areas. Ultrasonic has the ability to reach deep below the surface. Heat and sonic waves remove debris, dead skin cells, and dirt. This induces the production of collagen which helps greatly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and boosts cell turnover . Overtime, expect your face to look, cleaner, younger, tighter and have reduced pore size. I recommend UltraSkinScrub for anyone (18-100) that wants a deep clean and is prone to large or clogged pores especially in the T-zone and nose. For good reason, ultrasonic therapy has become quite popular in recent years. Ultrasonic also is great for maximizing the penetration of serums. Because ultrasound therapy is non-invasive and does not requireany downtime, clients don’t have to worry about missing time off from work. For a special event, it's great pared with an Oxygen facial for an immediate glow and also is an investment in age prevention. You may experience temporary redness and slight swelling, these symptoms subside quickly. The entire procedure usually lasts between 45-60 minutes. While the results of ultrasonic therapy can last, you will likely need a treatment one to two times monthly to start, then as needed for maintenance to get the best results. Although the cost of ultrasonic treatment may seem expensive at first, it is quite affordable compared to aggressive peels or lasers.
Like ultrasound therapy, radio frequency therapy is another safe way to tighten your facial skin. Better than laser (surface only) because it safely penetrates deep layers. This should appeal to women who want to avoid the risks that come with surgery. It’s been cleared by the FDA for more than 15 years and many high-profile celebrities rave about how well it works.
So, what exactly is radio frequency therapy? Similar to ultrasound therapy, it triggers the growth of collagen(neocollagenisis) and cell turnover by sending heat deep beneath the skin. However, radio frequency energy is used to cause thermal damage which pushes collagen fibers tightly together. Soon after and with multiple treatments, your skin will gradually start to tighten and
exhibit a younger glow. Redness around the face is the most common side effect, which should go away after 24 hours.
Although radio frequency therapy isn’t an invasive treatment, I still take the necessary steps to deter side effects. Before the treatment is performed, you can request a numbing cream applied to the skin to minimize any discomfort. A gel will be used as well, which helps the device to glide smoothly over the skin.
Radio frequency treatments are quick and easy. You can even get it done during your lunch break. The average session only takes around 45 minutes. Keep in mind that radio frequency skin tightening is not a quick fix. Clients need to receive about five-six treatments on average and then, two-three maintenance treatments yearly.
Radio frequency therapy is easier on the wallet than some other skin tightening treatments.
So….you begin to see more wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, lax-sagging skin, brows gone wrong, these issues can have an impact on the way you perceive and feel about yourself. One of the best proactive services I offer is MicroNeedling
Although Microneedling might sound scary to some people, it’s a minimally invasive treatment. Micro-needling involves pricking your face with hundreds of tiny pins. Because these needles only cause minor puncture wounds, you’ll barely even feel them. First a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin. When performing a Microneedling treatment, a pen-like tool is used. The devices evenly moved across the skin at a specific depth of penetration for desired results. Your body then perceives an injury to the skin, this induces the release of collagen and elastin fibers, which is part of the body’s natural healing process. While the procedure itself only takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. The optional use of a topical anesthetic usually takes an additional 20-30 minutes to take affect, so allow for prep time if you choose a topical anesthetic.
After receiving micro-needling therapy, your body responds by increasing collagen and elastin production by stimulating the cells that have either gone dorminant as a natural part of aging or injury(scars). This treatment definitely helps to counter the effects of aging. New, more vibrant skin gradually starts to emerge. Over time, you can look forward to seeing noticeably fewer wrinkles and noticeably fresher looking skin.
Microneedling has definitely proven to be effective. According to a study, four micro-needling sessions can increase collagen production by 400 percent. You only need to receive one session once or twice a month.
Microneedling is generally safe for most people. It is particularly helpful with dark skin types because the skin layers remain intact. Nevertheless, it’s not advisable for pregnant women. You should also avoid micro-needling when using certain acne products.
* Microneedling is also effective in breaking up pigment in eyebrows when an old tattoo or blading needs correction. (greadt treatment for periorbital melanosis, melasma, chicken pox scarring/recessed scarring, hyperhidrosis, acne keratosis/vulgaris).