The GentleMax Laser treatment is the newest and most powerful way to remove hair. Unlike other laser treatments, the GentleMax laser system has been designed to work on any patient with minimal risk (even in darker skin tones) and can remove hundreds of hair follicles at the same time. Unlike most other hair removal lasers, The GentleMax contains two powerful lasers that allow the most effective results with minimal risks.
The GentleMax Laser treatment removes unwanted hair for long periods of time through the use of new, advanced laser technology. It avoids the limitations of earlier laser hair removal technology by utilizing two lasers in one machine. This allows us to use more powerful settings that give longer lasting results in all skin types.
The GentleMax Laser treatment will simultaneously treat hundreds of hairs and then provide a soothing, cool pulse to the area treated to reduce discomfort. The treatment can take anywhere from a matter of minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of skin being treated. The treatment can be used to remove unwanted hair from any area of the body, including the face, underarms, legs, arms, bikini area, and back.
To obtain significant laser hair reduction, most patients will need 4-6 treatments over a 12 month period, and some elect to have maintenance treatment after that.
While the GentleMax Laser treatment can be painless, the cryogenic super-cooling spray, which is a feature of the GentleMax Laser treatment, normally provides immediate relief and is appreciated by the patients who've had other laser treatment programs.
You may resume your normal activities directly after the procedure, although some slight redness may be noticed in the area that was treated. This, or any swelling around the follicles, lasts only a few hours and is an indication that the treatment was successful. The use of a special lotion may be advised, and you can use makeup if you want, but you should limit exposure to the sun.
Layers of the dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin's own clarity and tightening to resurface. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to skin to peel away the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars, typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.
Rejuvapen is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro needling Rollers, because of its unique vertical micro needling technology. It has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. Active ingredients are directly supplied to the deeper layers of the skin. Rejuvapen's multi-speed and adjustable needle depths allows the needles to pierce the skin's layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing the absorption of products. On the other hand, it reduces pain and patient downtime.
Rejuvapen can effectively treat hard-to-reach places, such as around the eyes, nose, and lips. Because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue.
Rejuvapen promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime.
Four major phases of physiological wound response help in stimulating new healthy tissue growth. First, an inflammatory response (1-3 days) to the initial injury promotes the chemotaxis response and proliferation of fibroblasts. The body's platelets also respond to initiate a wound matrix. This response is the early phase of cell migration to remove debris and bacteria and stimulate the next proliferative phase.
During the second phase (3-5 days) the new fibroblasts, monocytes, keratinocytes of the first phase continue to proliferate and multiply. New collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.
Next a fibrotic response (5-20 days), of growth factors are released and fibroblasts release collagen. Finally, the maturation stage of new healthy skin takes place from day 28 to two years after treatment. Collagens mature and stiffen and the matrix of new tissue shows 80% to full tensile strength.
These micro injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body's innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction. The micro needling before and afters are typical of a series of treatments where patients experienced four to six treatments over the space of 2 to six months. Each micro needling before and after treatment is done four weeks apart.
Rejuvapen offers a solution for all skin conditions that clients might seek treatment for: wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, wound healing stimulation, and skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation. Rejuvapen treatments complement other treatment options, including chemical peels, IPL, Micro-dermabrasion and laser skin tightening. This will greatly increase their effectiveness.
With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, surgery) results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice "basket weave" formation of fibers, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a pronounced and thicker appearance.
Acne treatments for most are long term and can result in scarring. There are multiple causes of acne including hormone dysfunction, allergies, environmental factors and nutrition deficiencies. Acne scars result after skin follicles become blocked by excessive oils and the physiology of keratin and old skin cells trigger an inflammatory response reaction. The skin will attempt to heal and the scar tissue results as the collagen becomes deformed and thickens. Acne scars are categorized as being "ice- pick", "rolling" or "boxcar".
Acne scars are created by the wound healing process occurring after the acute process of inflammation, follicular rupture and peri-follicular abscess formation.
Approximately 80% of scars are atrophic associated with a net loss of collagen during the matrix remodeling process. A minority of scars are hypertrophic or have keloid formation.
Ice pick (70%) These are the narrow, less than 2mm punctiform depressions with a "V" cross-section.
Boxcar (20%) These are round or oval scars with well-established vertical edges with a wide base and a ìUî cross-section.
Rolling scars (10%) These wide, larger than 4mm scars have an "M" cross-section and give an undulating appearance to the skin
Hyper- or hypo-pigmented flat marks. These do not present a contour defect but rather color problem.
Mild atrophy or hypertrophy scars that are not obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and may be covered by makeup or facial hair.
Moderate atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will flatten by manual stretching of the skin.
Severe atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will not flatten by manual stretching of the skin.
There are many treatments for acne scars, each with characteristic side effects. For most treatments, the principle treatment side effect is postinflamatory hyperpigmentation (Fabbrocini et al., 2010) which is most pronounced in darker skin types (Shah and Alexis, 2010). Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation may result from dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Best results with macular scars. Only variable results with icepick and rolling scars. Temporary hyper-pigmentation or irritation.
Completely removes the epidermis to the papillary or reticular dermis. Will treat icepick and rolling scars. General anesthesia and infection risks. Significant patient downtime. Darker skin may become discolored and blotchy.
Removes outer layer of the epidermis. Does not treat deep scars. Only rare complications.
Leaves epidermis largely intact. Full effect seen after 6 weeks as mechanism of action is enhanced collagen production. Lowest risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation than the other procedures.
Ablative is more effective than nonablative. Quantifiable improvement of 40 -80% in scar depth. Patient must stop isoretinoin. Dark skin is at risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation using conventional CO2 laser is 36% (Alster and West, 1996)
Most burns affect only the skin (epidermal tissue and dermis). Managing burn injuries properly is important because they are common, painful and can result in disfiguring and disabling scarring, Burn scar contracture refers to the tightening of the skin after a second or third degree burn. When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture.
The challenge of a burn scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Burn scar therapy has been historically limited. The Dermapen's unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating burn scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (eleven (11) needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.
Burn scars have altered physiology than other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity of the burn scar to see desired results. Please seek the advice of a physician or other health care professionals.
Because a surgeon cannot control all the factors that determine a scars appearance, treatment after the surgical area has properly healed is sometimes necessary.
The challenge of a surgical scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Scar therapy has been historically limited. The Rejuvapen's unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (11 needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult scar tissue, dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.
Scars have altered physiology compared to other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity and type of scar to see desired results.
They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings includes striae atrophicae, vergetures, stria distensae, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, linea albicante, or simply striae.
New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The Rejuvapen does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The Rejuvapen device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy colored skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and noticeable smoother and evening of stretch marks is the result.
Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Most patients see a noticeable difference in just one treatment however 5-6 treatments may be necessary. After 5-6 treatments striae improvement is noticeable with improved texture and appearance of mature, white striae in skin types I-IV. Four weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.
Wrinkling in the skin is caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors. Depletion of water in the body, as occurs with dehydration, can also cause this puckering of the skin. The dermal layer of the skin thins and produces less and less collagen over time. Underlying the dermal layer of the skin is the subcutaneous layer which consists of fat cells which shrink with age and become less able to support the upper layers of the skin which make wrinkles even more noticeable.
Because of the degradation of the skin over time, the required regimen for treatment is a preventative protocol. The Rejuvapen promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The most effective way to stimulate or "Induce" new skin is by micro-needling with the Rejuvapen's vertical stamping method. This new stimulation can be done quickly and easily while keeping the epidermis intact and down-time to a minimum.
Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Skin conditions are different as well as the age of each patient. Two to three aggressive Rejuvapen treatments will provide a noticeable difference, however 5-6 Rejuvapen treatments will show the most dramatic results. It is important to work with your practitioner on what treatment specifics to observe. Once the skin condition has the desired effects, it is important to maintain collagen stimulation by returning to your practitioner or performing a new Rejuvapen treatment every 12-24 weeks.
If you are looking for a skin treatment that delivers immediate results, won't take hours out of your busy schedule, and will leave you with noticeably better skin in under 30 minutes, then SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is the best procedure offered today. Similar to microdermabrasion, the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants.
The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments! When you get a SilkPeel, you won't have any downtime, and don't have to worry about dealing with irritated or inflamed skin. Within about 30 minutes, SilkPeel's wet exfoliation leaves your skin silky-smooth, hydrated, bright, and full of the youthful, healthy glow that we all desire.
After cleansing and preparing your skin, your esthetician will perform the procedure by making several passes down your neck and across your face with the specialized handpiece. Each pass abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. In just a few minutes, the treatment is over with results that last for weeks. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother!
Your skin care professional will choose one or more of our specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address a variety of skin conditions. The SilkPeel infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution doesn't just sit on top of your skin like a lotion or cream would, instead the patented SilkPeel handpiece deeply delivers the vitamins, antioxidants and other therapeutic ingredients that your skin needs most.
Each SilkPeel takes only around 30 minutes*, and requires no downtime. It's perfect as a lunch-time facial. It's an easy way to relax without taking up hours of your busy day! SilkPeel is also a great way to hydrate tired feet, or rejuvenate your hands. It's perfect for swimsuit season, weddings and other formal events, or anytime your skin needs a good pick-me-up! Ask your skin care professional about other SilkPeel procedures they can combine with your facial appointment by including hands, eyes, lips, feet, neck, dÈcolletage, chest, back, or arms! *BODY treatment times will vary.
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin, where it is believed to be involved in tissue repair. Skin that is damaged by exposure to sun and the elements can stop producing as much hyaluronic acid, contributing to premature aging in skin. Restoring these levels can be an excellent anti-aging therapy, restoring healthy looking and healthy acting skin.
Vitamin c is one of the most relied upon skin nutrients in the antioxidant family. It is essential in the synthesis of collagen, and as a potent antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals to prevent future tissue damage that results from exposure to the sun and other environmental factors. However, the trick is getting absorption of bioavailable vitamin c in the skin. Because it is an unstable molecule many topical formulations are not effective in delivering sufficient bioavailable vitamin c to the skin. The vitamin c Skin Hydrating Pro-infusion Solution includes a more stable derivative of vitamin c, thus enhancing its delivery and getting the full benefit of bioavailable vitamin c to your skin.
Acne is not just the "plague" of adolescence it is often portrayed to be. Unfortunately, acne and blemishes affect people of all ages. Women commonly report occasional or frequent acne breakouts throughout adulthood. These can be a result of cosmetics, hair products, make-up, and chemical based sunscreens that can clog the pores, among other things. It has also been reported that more than 60% of adult women with acne concerns experience premenstrual flare-ups.
Acne usually begins with the formation of blackheads, which are actually the result of oil and dead cells that get trapped in the pore and block the duct going down to the base of the fine hair follicles, creating an environment where P. acnes bacteria can thrive. The bacteria build up in turn causes swelling and inflammation in the skin.
The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System, when used with our proprietary Skin Clarifying Pro Infusion Solution, delivers a salicylic acid based formula deep within the surface of the skin to target blemishes while exfoliating your pores inside and out. The SilkPeel clarifying treatment is highly effective due to the combination of 1) exfoliating damaged and irritated skin away, 2) cleansing the skin and follicles of excess sebum and P. acnes buildup, and 3) delivering anti-microbial active ingredients down to the base of the follicle where acne lesions develop. Your SilkPeel professional can also target areas of skin that are not easily treated with topical solutions, such as the shoulders, back and the backs of the arms. Now patients can take home the new Silkpeel Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads as a follow-up to treatments, helping to prevent breakouts and promoting healing between visits. Before and After (12 weeks - 6 treatments)
SilkPeel Body System is effective at treating fine lines, uneven skin tone, sun damage, acne scarring, folliculitis and stretch marks. Uneven texture and dimpling plague us even when it's not swimsuit season. The addition of the new SilkPeel BODY System allows your skincare professional to target large areas of the body in an enjoyable, quick procedure. The vacuum suction aids in retexturing and stretching the underlying tissue while SilkPeel's wet exfoliation leaves your skin silky smooth, hydrated, bright, and full of the youthful, healthy glow that we all desire.
Improves skin texture, increases cell renewal, increases circulation and lymphatic flow, and hydrates and soothes the skin. SilkPeel also manipulates, stretches, and enhances underlying connective tissue and musculature to reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, sun damage, acne scarring, folliculitis and stretch marks.
Hyperpigmentation is the result of overactive melanocytes (the cells in your skin that create melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its "tone"). The reasons that this happens in skin are many, but they include conditions such as: Hormonal changes associated with menopause, pregnancy, or puberty. It can also be caused by sun damage, when UVA and UVB rays from sunlight cause increased production of melanin in skin. When this happens evenly, it is called a "suntan", but as skin is damaged the production is often not even at all, resulting in age spots or sun spots.
Postinflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH), is the result of a reaction in your skin to some kind of "trauma" it has sustained. This often occurs after a surgical procedure or after aggressive laser resurfacing. It can also occur after a mild chemical peel or as a result of using irritating topical products. This can hamper the results of an otherwise successful procedure or skin care regimen.
In the past, the most common therapies for hyperpigmentation have included products containing hydroquinone, which are considered effective, but can be very irritating to many skin types due to their cytotoxic nature. Other ingredients such as arbutus, licorice extract or kojic acid are less irritating but also generally much less effective.
Fortunately, now there is Lumixyl. Lumixyl is a revolutionary breakthrough peptide available in a Pro-Infusion solution exclusively for SilkPeel treatments. It is also available in a Topical Brightening Creme for daily home application. In addition to its efficacy, Lumixyl is the only skin brightener to offer all of the following benefits in a single product: Non-Irritating, Non-Toxic, Safe for all skin types, Safe for prolonged use.
Using Dermalogica, our facials are customized to your skin type and include cleansing, exfoliation, clarifying steam, gentle extraction, masks, and massage therapy. Our Aesthetician will review your current skin care regimen and make recommendations on how to improve your skin’s appearance. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed! A 50 minute treatment.
An ultrasonic facial treatment is used to increase the production of collagen, firm the skin, and help skin cells to cycle more quickly, leading to clearer, more youthful looking skin. This type of treatment is safe for most people to use, though its effectiveness has not been well-studied. Ultrasound is often used on the skin after another type of skin facial, such as microdermabrasion, because it can relieve the swelling and soreness associated with this treatment. On its own, an ultrasonic facial does not cause pain or discomfort but may not improve the condition of the skin as many claim. People who use this treatment regularly may benefit from the relaxation associated with having a skincare treatment and the placebo effect that creates a perceived improvement even when no measurable improvement exists. 50 minute treatment.
A specialized skin steamer is used to deliver warm, moist air to the skin, which allows the pores to open. By doing this, an optimal environment for a deep cleansing of the skin is created. By temporarily widening the pores, we can deliver more nutrients, anti-oxidants, and other rejuvenating agents, while also increasing our ability to remove impurities trapped deep within the layers of the skin. After the face has been steamed and the skin becomes more relaxed, an extractor is used to mechanically rid the skin of dirt, bacteria and other impurities trapped within the pores. A tool is used to extract acne lesions, such as open comedones (blackheads) & closed comedones (whiteheads), and the debris that block the pores. 30 minute treatment.
Introduce your teen to skincare while promoting clear healthy skin. This specialized teen facial includes a consultation with education on a home care regimen, a true deep pore cleansing to combat acne, and combines our fast facial with the therapeutic effects of Dermalogica products. The Dermalogica skin care draws out impurities and toxins while calming and soothing inflamed skin. It improves skin texture and is perfect for oily and combination skin. This skin revitalizing facial is a must for every teen. 45 minute treatment.
An Intensive facial designed to rejuvenate the skin with the focus on deep cleaning and extractions of the pores. During this facial we use the Dermalogica skin care line. This treatment includes cleansing, toning, steam, extensive extractions, clay mask, and high frequency. 75 minute treatment.