The Top Five Treatments to Try in Time for Spring

download (1)1. Ellanse Liquid Facelift

These days, we no longer have to resort to expensive plastic surgery to turn back the clock. According to Dermatology and Cosmetology Specialist, today with the introduction of lasers and IPL machines, our overall attitude has shifted with regards to aging as well as the vast improvements in injectables, namely Botox and dermal fillers, has enabled treatments that boost and lift facial areas minus surgery.

FACIAL CONTOURING USING BIO-STIMULANT FILLER (ELLANSE)

Also known as soft tissue or wrinkle fillers, these minimally invasive aesthetic medical implants are used to add volume and alter facial contours. “This combines the benefits of both immediate wrinkle correction as well as stimulating the generation of the body’s own natural collagen for beautiful, fresh, and longer-lasting results,” and uses the body’s natural response to stimulate the generation of the body’s own collagen which restores a fresh, youthful look. The Ellanse is the first and the only dermal filler which acts as a bio-stimulator of collagen with results that can last up to two years.

RESULTS

Ellanse yields very natural results that are flattering and smooth and gives the look of higher cheekbones, defines the jaw and chin area, and gives an overall rested, youthful look. The best part is over time, the results get even better as the body’s collagen is stimulated naturally.

2. The Perfect Peel

Many of us shy away from peels simply because of the associated downtime however, Perfect Peel is the answer to these problems. According to a Senior Dermatologist, a key anti-aging ingredient in ‘The Perfect Peel’ is Glutathione. “Glutathione is the ultimate antioxidant, penetrating deep into the cellular level of the skin to fight oxidant damage and is the anti-aging answer to premature wrinkling.” Glutathione is also proven to reverse melanin’s metabolism which helps to lighten dark pigmentation.

TECHNIQUE

Once the skin is cleansed, the Perfect Peel solution is evenly applied all over the face including the lower eyearea. For mild peeling and skin rejuvenation, the skin has to turn a mild-red color starting with the forehead and across the rest of the face. A second layer of the peel is applied which resembles frosting and indicates the peel has penetrated deeper. The treatment takes approximately 15 minutes and can be used every three to four months.

RESULTS

This helps to reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce hyperpigmentation and acne scars, improve acne skin conditions, remove or reduce sun damage and age spots, improve the overall tone and texture of your skin.

3. Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

Olimpia Carmen, Laser and Skincare Specialist and Anti-Aging Expert explains that Fractional CO2 Laser is one of the most versatile lasers used in cosmetic dermatology today because of the array of skin conditions that can benefit from this laser treatment.

THE TECHNOLOGY

CO2 has different wavelengths and different depth penetration in the skin and can treat almost every skin condition with minimal downtime and pain. “The best part of this laser is that the skin isn’t traumatized entirely on the surface,” she explains. “As the laser makes microscopic holes and burns tiny channel wounds deep into the skin, it’s helping get rid of old skin cells and in turn, revealing brand-new skin.”

POST TREATMENT

Immediately after the treatment, the patient will feel a sun-burn sensation for about two hours. A healing cream is used for the next seven days to help speed skin recovery. Downtime is four days, with minimal to no discomfort at all. This is a very attractive option for those with deep-set wrinkles and acne scars.

RESULTS

The results are very significant and noticeable after one session only: the skin becomes lighter and softer, age spots and sun damaged skin will brighten up, and fine lines and wrinkles will get even. The skin will continue to improve for around six months following the procedure provided proper skincare is used and sun exposure is minimized.

4. ScarLet Lift

Get fresh firm skin with the ScarLet Lift which combines fractional Radiofrequency (ScarLet) with PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets) in order to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate. According to Dermatologist, this treatment is ideal for patients with mild to moderate aging. “It helps reduce wrinkles on the treated areas and tightens saggy skin, “It also gives excellent results in reducing enlarged pores and is not only for the face, but also the neck and upper chest area.”

TECHNIQUE

The treatment is usually administered as three sessions in succession every four to six weeks, “We start by applying an anesthetic cream on the area for 30 minutes and then after that, the ScarLet treatment takes around 20 minutes to complete,” meanwhile, the nurse withdraws your blood to be prepared and ready for the treated area. The downtime is usually less than two to three days with some mild redness.

RESULTS

Results start to appear after three to four weeks and the skin continues to improve for around 10 weeks after the treatment to reach the final result. After the first three sessions, this treatment can be repeated after six months and then every year.

5. AQ Growth Factor Treatment

AQ Growth Factor treatment, uses a Recovery Serum which is a pharmaceutical-grade product containing the highest concentration of natural Human Growth Factors. It is designed to enhance the skin’s natural process of regeneration and repair by stimulating collagen production, promoting healthy circulation, and increasing cellular renewal.

TECHNIQUE

Once the applied anesthetic takes effect, the skin is wiped clean and a thin layer of the AQ Recovery serum is first applied followed by the Dermal Stamp in a criss-cross pattern to create tiny micro channels. The AQ Recovery serum is again applied in-between the stamping and also after once the entire area is covered.