Lasers are only one part of cutting-edge skin rejuvenation. Meet’s today’s newest technologies that go beyond laser resurfacing.
For the past decade, lasers have been seen as the only way to create transformative change for a host of skin concerns, including acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and brown spots, melasma, rosacea, enlarged pores, and even active acne breakouts. Today, the best treatments pair together a variety of technologies to create treatments that provide much better results from each treatment session.
Meet the Non-Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Changing Cosmetic Medicine
Available exclusively at Reflections, this unqiue treatment uses microneedles to deliver microdroplets of Botox and Fillers into the skin. It was previously not possible to deliver such small quantities directly into the skin, and by doing so, we’re able to smooth away fine lines, reduce pore size, and create smoother, softer skin. This treatment has no downtime, is very affordable, and has results that last around 6 months.
MicroBotox makes use of the same unique microdroplet delivery system of microneedling as MicroRejuve, but skips the hyaluronic acid dermal filler in favor of a more concentrated Botox mixture. This targets redness from rosacea and enlarged pores.
RF Microneedling is one of the most important non-laser rejuvenation technologies to have come about in the past few years. Where lasers offer columns of treated skin, RF Microneedling delivers treatment energy at the tips of the needles, bypassing the skin’s surface layers. This greatly reduces any risks of hyperpigmentation in dark and olive skin tones and reduces downtime and recovery.
Nanofat is one of the most important areas of innovation happening in medicine right now. During this procedure, fat is harvested from excess stores that have naturally high ratios of stem cells. This fat is then processed to make the stem cells more readily available. This concentrated stem cell mixture is then either injected into the skin or applied topically over skin that has been treated heavily with lasers or microneedling, to deliver those stem cells directly into the treated areas where they can be best-used by the body.
PRP has become popular by way of the Vampire Facial, which combines PRP with Dermapen Microneedling, over the past couple of years. PRP isolates and concentrates the growth and healing factors from your own blood, and then uses those to amplify the results of another treatment, giving your body the building blocks to remodel and rebuild those tissues faster and to a greater degree than it would on its own.
The treatments listed above can be broken down into 2 categories of major innovation that have happened in the past couple of years in Cosmetic Medicine:
- microneedling treatments that are being amplified by adding in other technologies (fillers, botox, heat, etc.)
- regenerative aesthetic treatments that harness the power of your own cells to dramatically increase results
While Microneedling has been around for many years now, these advancements allow us to pair microneedling with energy, to make a treatment that works similarly to a laser, or with Botox, Dermal Fillers, and other serums and vitamins to deliver these products in a very different way than before. With Regenerative Aesthetics, we’re isolating and concentrating your own stem cells, and/or growth and healing factors, which can be used by the body to build new tissues and cells, for the ultimate in rejuvenation.
To understand why these innovations are important, you will first need to understand how lasers work and what their limitations are. All cosmetic laser treatments work in generally the same way: they shoot a beam of light into the skin, which creates a column of heat damage in the skin. The damage is highly controlled and the body’s natural wound-healing immune reactions will repair and rebuild the tissues along these treatment columns. Leaving some of the tissue untreated around these treatment columns allows for faster recovery by the body and a shorter downtime. All of this works really well to rejuvenate the skin. It incites new collagen growth and remodels the skin, but it isn’t a perfect system.
Because light is attracted and more-readily absorbed by darker substances naturally, darker skin tones have always struggled with lasers. This has led to a widespread myth that lasers and olive to dark skin tones don’t mix well. The good news is, these new non-laser treatments for skin rejuvenation do allow us to bypass some of the risks of lasers in terms of pigmentation changes.
The most skilled and knowledgeable laser providers understand the underlying physics at play in laser treatments and can use that knowledge to set the right fluence, spot size, and duration of pulse to effectively and safely treat all skin tones with lasers. Unfortunately, a lot of providers never learn the required science and skills to do so. Our cosmetic laser providers are physicians who have a deep understanding of the physics at play, as well as the best uses of each and every one of our technologies.
Why Choose Reflections for Skin Rejuvenation
Reflections is unique among cosmetic practices. We don’t believe there is one golden treatment that offers the best results for all patients or even a multitude of varying symptoms in a single patient. We know the strengths and weaknesses of each of the over 70 laser and non-laser technologies we own, and we use that knowledge to plan treatments that will most benefit our patients. We factor in budget, lifestyle, ability for downtime and recovery, preferences for surgical or nonsurgical treatments, skin tone, and much more into these treatment plans.
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