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infrared light therapy
Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion:
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Convenience is one of the significant microdermabrasion benefits that make this procedure so popular. Microdermabrasion treatments are often referred to as the “lunchtime facial" because they can be completed in as little as thirty minutes at an aesthetic clinic or cosmetic dermatologist's office. Because the microdermabrasion procedure is non-surgical and virtually painless, it is a safe and highly effective way to restore a clear, youthful glow to the skin.
Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment. Microdermabrasion can also improve:
- Oily or dull skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Clogged pores
- Fine Lines
- Mild Acne Scars
- Mild complexion problems (such as uneven pigmentation or poor skin texture)
The benefits of microdermabrasion also include enhanced circulation and lymph flow, which promote the internal health of the skin.
Will Microdermabrasion benefit your skin? (hyperlink and open in a separate page, Information listed for page is to follow)
Your skin is exposed to environmental elements every day. Over the years, the sun's rays, pollution, and other damaging agents can take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, "crow's feet," age spots, light acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time.
Patients with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for microdermabrasion. Patients with rosacea or acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments. Using the diamond tip exfoliator can eliminate or improve skin imperfections and conditions by removing the upper layer of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal new, fresh skin.
The ideal patient for microdermabrasion are healthy adults who have relatively minor skin conditions or imperfections and realistic expectations about what microdermabrasion can and cannot do. Because microdermabrasion is a mild, non-invasive procedure that cannot remedy sagging skin or correct deep facial creases or folds, such issues must be addressed with procedures such as Micro current face lift, laser skin tightening, and Thermage®.
Microdermabrasion for Acne
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat acne and the scars that acne causes. Microdermabrasion treatments can eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of lighter scarring. However, for deep acne scars (known as "pock marks" or "ice-pick acne scars") microdermabrasion may not be able to provide desired results. Deeper scars can usually be effectively treated with dermabrasion or an acne chemical peel. Patients with active acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments, which exfoliate the skin and clear clogged pores of oil and dirt. The polishing action and removal of skin cells can aggravate acne, however, a consultation with a aesthetician, dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is advised to help determine whether a patient's acne or acne scars can be effectively treated with microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion for Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of facial skin characterized by redness, prominent blood vessels, swelling, and/or skin eruptions that look similar to acne. Microdermabrasion can be used to decrease the redness associated with rosacea. However, if you have been diagnosed with rosacea and are considering microdermabrasion, you should consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon prior to treatment because microdermabrasion can negatively affect active rosacea.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate?
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, active acne (stages 3 and 4), an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes. Pregnant women should not undergo microdermabrasion. Patients who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure such as collagen injections should wait a two to three weeks before undergoing microdermabrasion. Prospective patients should also refrain from waxing or tanning the skin to be treated for a few weeks before microdermabrasion treatment. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing.
MICROCURRENT FACIAL SCULPTING
Microcurrent Sculpting Facials – Non-Surgical Enhancement
The procedure is like a workout for your face as it tones muscles while tightening and lifting the skin. Devotees swear that it makes their faces look less tired and more youthful. If you’re not quite ready for a face lift or just don’t want to undergo surgery, Microcurrent may be the best option for you.
How Does Microcurrent Work? (This will be hyperlinked on page when they hit "How does Microcurrent work?" with following information)
The Microcurrent works by activating inherent metabolic processes in your skin and facial muscles to smooth and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, improve muscle tone, lift eyebrows and jowls, and increase vascular circulation in facial tissue. The Microcurrent procedure uses painless, gentle electrical stimulation to tone and tighten the skin and underlying muscles. This triggers the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals at the cellular level. New production of collagen and elastin begins resulting in tighter more youthful looking skin.
Results are remarkable!
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Regain youthful looking skin
- Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
- Firm and tighten sagging jowls, double chins, and sagging cheeks
- Reduces the appearance of scars, acne, and stretch marks
- Improve circulation and skin hydration
- Can also be used on body areas to tighten and tone chest, arms, stomach, thighs, and hips.
The treatment is FDA approved with no down time or harmful side effects. Patients will see results after one treatment but for best results, it is recommended that patients have 6 to 8 consecutive weekly treatments.
It’s kind of like going to the gym and working out. If you go once you feel better, but to really feel long lasting benefits you need to go back again to keep the process of firming and toning going.
What Is Ultrasonic Facial Treatment?
During an ultrasonic facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and legs and can now be used in the comfort of your own home.
How Does It Work? (hyperlink page with following information)
The application of ultrasonic frequency is commonly used by salon professionals to increase cellular turnover, plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, relieve puffy eyes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve acne, tighten enlarged pores, fade dark eye circles, freckles and old age spots and even repair scar damage. The process is safe, painless and gentle and is can even be used by sensitive skin types such as those with Rosacea.
HOW DOES THIS WORK? (HYPERLINK PAGE TO OPEN FOLLOWING INFORMATION)
The sound waves produced by the ultrasound resonate well above our hearing level and move too quickly for our nerve endings to register. The intensive rejuvenating cyclic sound waves penetrate below the skin reaching the dermis and will not cause the user any discomfort or unusual side effects.
Some ultrasonic devices and machines offer the convenience of different treatment modes. Generally, the lower the ultrasonic frequency rate setting, the deeper the sound waves will penetrate below the skin. Thus, the 1MHz mode is designed for general body treatment where tissues and muscles are thicker. The 3MHz mode is designed for general facial treatment where tissues and muscles are much thinner. The 5Mhz mode is appropriate for treatment around the most delicate area - the eyes.
When ultrasound enters the body it reacts in various ways. It is absorbed by muscle, tendons and bone. Harder surfaces like bone will absorb and reflect ultrasound energy. All of these play a role in the eventual total temperature rise in the surrounding tissue. This in turn dramatically increases needed oxygen to the cells and aids in the removal of waste products. This antibacterial cleansing action also helps prevent the onset of acne and blemishes and the skin is left feeling instantly energized, rosy, firm, refreshed and noticeably softer - even after just one application!
What Are The Benefits Of Ultrasonic Facial Treatment?
Ultrasonic facials offer a safe and gentle alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.
Results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just occur over night. Although Ultrasonic treatment has been shown to produce an immediate and temporary firming effect, Multiple application will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results.
- Stimulates Blood Circulation
- Aids in Lymphatic Drainage
- Gently Exfoliates Away Dead Skin Cells
- Increases Cell Metabolism
- Cleanses Away Toxins
- Enhances Skin Care Product Performance
- Tightens and Tones Neck, Body and Facial Skin
- Diminishes Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Reduces The Appearance of Congested, Puffy Eyes
- Refines Large Pores
- Improves Upon Skin Texture and Tone
- Clarifies Acne and Blemishes
- Lightens Dark Under Eye Circles
- Reduces The Appearance of Cellulite and Fat Deposits
- Fades Scars, Freckles, Age Spots and Redness
The ultrasonic facial is considered a safe, easy and gentle skin rejuvenation treatment however the following precautions should be taken:
- Do not use on open sores, wounds or infected areas
- Do not use if pregnant, have a pacemaker, heart disease history or other medical condition
INFRARED LIGHT TREATMENT FOR ANTIAGING
Infrared LED Light Therapy
Infrared light therapy uses concentrated beams of light to help remove skin blemishes, especially on the face. In general, infrared light therapy uses a combination of red light and infrared light to promote skin health because the Light-emitting diode (LED) lights emit light at red and infrared wavelengths. The red light helps stimulate healing, which can treat acne scars, rosacea, age spots and blemishes caused by broken capillaries. Infrared therapy tends to be used to treat wrinkles and other problems caused by poor skin support, such as translucent skin or coarse skin.
The difference in LED light therapy and laser light therapy is in the device that generates the light. The light that is emitted is the same in both cases, but LED lights are able to produce more light over time than a laser, even though they use less energy. Light therapy takes advantage of the sensitivity of some cells to light to achieve its effects. The human body, while not able to perform photosynthesis, is able to use light rays for various purposes (metabolism of vitamin D, for example). The effects of light therapy depend on the wavelength of light used (a light's wavelength determines its color). Infrared therapy uses relatively long waves of light, which are able to penetrate fairly deeply (1 to
1 1/2 inches) into the skin. Infrared light stimulates the activity of fibroblasts, which are responsible for making the proteins collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for supporting the skin and giving it its elasticity. Replenishing the collagen and elastin helps smooth wrinkles
A 2005 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Laser Therapy examined 31 subjects who received eight treatments of infrared LED light therapy. After the treatments were done, 52 percent of the subjects had significant improvement of their facial appearance as measured by a technique called photoaging scoring. In addition, 82 percent of the patients reported that they had a marked reduction in facial wrinkles, especially around the eyes.