The effects of sun damage, smoking or poor skin care can result in changes you may not desire.
The Caudle Center has several devices and treatments available to achieve facial, neck or skin rejuvenation. The components of skin rejuvenation can be divided into the skin surface (mostly epidermis) and skin tightening (skin dermis). Skin surface rejuvenation results in smaller skin pores, a youthful skin glow, and less pigmentation and some wrinkle concerns. Rejuvenation of the skin dermis results in skin tightening such as the reduction in Jowling, turkey neck, vertical neck bands, forehead tightening, smaller skin pores, acne scars, other facial scars, fine and medium wrinkles but doesn’t do much for the surface of the skin.
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FACIAL TRIAD of AGING
- AGING of SKIN (thinning of the skin, solar changes, wrinkling, all worse with smoking and sun exposure)
- LOSS of FACIAL VOLUME (primarily fat & bone)
- Laxity of Soft Tissue: (Primarily influenced by soft-tissue volume loss and the effects of gravity)
Intended Results of Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing
- Even skin tone – improved appearance of spots and pigmentation
- Smooth even texture – improvement of minor scars and other textural inconsistencies
- Removal or greatly diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Fuller facial features (As a result of more collagen)
- Glowing, rejuvenated appearance
Skin Tightening and Resurfacing
One of the main devices that we use is a fractional radiofrequency device that allows us to perform procedures in a much shorter period with only one device rather than several different devices. We can correct surface texture imperfections such as acne scars and large pores while tightening the skin and stimulating collagen and elastin growth resulting in remodeling of the skin. This results in a tighter face and neck along with thicker skin.
This device has 24 or 60 small needles on the end of the handpiece that allows precise and controlled penetration into the skin. After the needles are engaged into the skin, the device releases radiofrequency energy controlled by the provider into the deeper or superficial skin layers.
A deeper energy release is what stimulates collagen growth, which decreases fine lines and medium wrinkles, as well as gives the face a better defined, youthful, and tighter appearance. When energy is released through the fine needles, heating of the skin layers occurs around each needle. As the skin heals and remodels, the surrounding dermis pulls tightly together, ironing out fine lines and wrinkles. The controlled release of energy allows visible imperfections such as all types of scars including acne scars, large pores, rough-textured appearance are improved.
Procedure: Your face will have to be clean and free of any products. After adequate topical anesthesia, the provider will begin the Fractora treatment. We will work in all regions of the face and neck that need improvement, making several passes over areas to ensure maximum results are achieved, adjusting the energy applied to the type of skin and desired effect. Most patients tolerate this procedure well without any additional anesthesia, nitrous oxide or sedation. Occasional spasms of underlying muscles occur when the radiofrequency is released into the skin and generally causes more of a startling effect than causing discomfort.
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure and report feeling “wind-chapped” after the numbing medication wears off. Patients experience mild swelling and redness in the treated region for 3-5 days and have mild skin peeling. You should use gentle cleansers and moisturizers until all areas have healed and then can resume your beauty regime, focusing on sun protection as you should have little unprotected exposure for 2-3 weeks.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing?
- A person who has health issues that would impact their body’s ability to heal
- A person who is not in good overall health
- A person who is taking certain medications that may interact with the planned treatment
Who Is a Candidate for Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing?
- A person who is in good overall health
- A person who wishes to significantly improve the appearance of the skin without surgery
- A person who is willing to tolerate the short-term discomfort (in some cases) as the skin heals
Options for Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing
- Chemical Peels
- Dermal Fillers
- Injectable Fillers
- RadioFrequency energy skin tightening and resurfacing
- Noninvasive RF Skin Tightening
- Spider Vein or ‘red appearance’ treatment
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) that treats pigmented and vascular lesions. After one session, patients notice a significant improvement in their skin’s complexion and clarity. Lumecca improves the appearance of age spots, vascular lesions, rosacea, freckles and sun damage. You can get Lumecca treated on all areas of the body, most often treated areas include the face, neck, decolletage, legs, hands and arms.
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning a month prior to your treatment.
What Should I Expect During and After Lumecca?
During your treatment, there will be a bright flash of light that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after the treatment but will subside within an hour after the procedure. Over the next 24-48 hours, you may see a darkening of pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening of the skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
How Many Sessions are Required?
Your skin’s appearance will be improved within the first treatment, multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of the skin damage, skin type, type of treatment and energy settings.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen within a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with the most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
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