SkinPen™ by Bellus Medical
Lightly resurface, refresh, and tighten your skin with SkinPen! This collagen boosting powerhouse creates thousands of micro-channels that allow for healthy healing, resulting in unbelievably smooth skin. Recommended in a series of four to eight treatments, SkinPen is a great way to maintain your skin!
For at least a week before your treatment, it is important you refrain from using strong topicals such as retinol, hydroquinones, or glycolic acid. If you frequently suffer from cold sores, we will prescribe you a medication to take before, during, and after your treatment to prevent an outbreak.
First we cleanse your skin and apply a light numbing cream. Most patients will say the only thing they feel during SkinPen is the light vibration of the pen as it passes over the skin. In some cases, it may even tickle! Immediately after your treatment your face will be fully cleansed and an appropriate serum (such as an epidermal growth factor or hyaluronic acid) is applied.
After the first initial days, get ready to glow! It is normal to have some redness, flaking, swelling, or light bleeding in the treatment area for up to a week following the treatment. We will help you choose products to care for your skin before and after your procedure. Your skin will feel reborn and refreshed and incredibly soft.
Some immediate softening of lines, wrinkles, and acne scars may be noticed after just one treatment, but we recommend a series of three to six treatments spaced four weeks apart with quarterly maintenance moving forward.
MicroLaser Peel™ by Sciton
Remove the damaged top layers of your skin that give you a tired, aged look. Microlasers stimulate new cells to grow, giving you smoother skin, less wrinkles, and a more even tone in just a couple of days – perfect prep for an event!
A consultation is required before treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate, prep your skin properly, and you understand post care. Treatment is preformed by a licensed aesthetician or RN who is also a certified laser technician. First we cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing agent (if needed). As the MicroLaserPeel does not penetrate very deeply into the skin, this treatment is very comfortable.
Immediately following treatment, you will notice that your skin looks “frosty” and feel like you have a sunburn. Over the next couple of days your skin will peel. Often called “the weekend peel”, it takes a couple of days before your skin looks normal again, so plan accordingly.
Since only the outer layer of skin is treated, you will notice an obvious improvement in tone and texture in a couple days. Most often a series of treatments are recommended. Treatments can be scheduled no sooner than two weeks apart. This treatment is a fantastic way to quickly refresh your skin for a special event!
ProFractional™ by Sciton
Dramatically increase your skin’s smoothness, tightness, and clarity! This deeper form of resurfacing promotes healing and new collagen growth, thus softening the depth of an uneven texture. Dramatic results can be achieved with just a few treatments and are best assessed after four to six months.
Results range from subtle to dramatic based on your desired downtime. A consultation is required before treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate, prep your skin properly, and you understand post care. Treatment is preformed by a licensed aesthetician or RN who is also a certified laser technician. First we cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing agent. You will hear a rapid succession of snaps while the laser is applied. Discomfort ranges from barely noticeable to moderate depending upon intensity.
Immediately following treatment, it will seem like you have a sunburn. Over the next few days, you will go through several phases of peeling. Your skin will be sensitive, so avoid direct sunlight until fully healed. Daily SPF is recommended to protect and enhance the longevity of the results.
Dramatic results can be achieved with just one treatment (depending upon intensity). You will notice a general tightening effect after a few days; however, true results are best assessed after four to six months. You can pursue a more progressive course with a series of treatments or a Micro Laser Peel or BBL done the same day.
Bellafill® by Suneva Medical
Bellafill is the longest lasting dermal filler on the market and FDA-approved to treat acne scarring by decreasing the depth and size of the scars. The best part? Your results last up to five years! Plus, Bellafill encourages production of new collagen. Not only do results last — they continue long after the product is absorbed by your body!
If you are seeking treatment for acne scarring, a consult with one of our Injection Specialists will determine if you are a good Bellafill candidate. Before your treatment, a topical anesthetic and ice may be used to numb the area. Bellafill even has a little numbing within the product for enhanced comfort.
Immediately after your Bellafill treatment, you may have slight numbness and redness, especially around individual scars (a complimentary makeup touch up is available). It is normal to be lightly swollen and tender for up to a month. Most patients find that all they need is an aspirin or ibuprofen to make these symptoms subside.
Plan your treatments around your social schedule, as bruising may occur. Every attempt will be made to prevent bruising, and it is wise to refrain from the use of aspirin and fish oils up to a week before your treatment.
Treatments for acne scarring may require multiple visits. Regardless of if you are scheduling your Bellafill for scarring correction or volume restoration, you’ll experience immediate and natural results that last up to five years!