Beauty goes well beyond the green juice craze, proper skincare regimens and healthy eating. Here, the fastest growing, in-office treatments are making headlines and creating buzz everywhere. Find out why they are becoming so popular and what skin benefits they have to offer.
What is it?
Micro-Needleing is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.
While the needles are puncturing microscopic holes into the skin, you can select from a variety of topical treatments at most offices offering this treatment, to simultaneously infuse the skin ranging from Kojic Acid (for Hyperpigmentation repair), Salicylic Acid (Acne) or Hyaluronic Acid (for hydration) to target your specific problem concerns.
Microneedling can be performed in an office setting and does not require extensive training or costly equipment. Single-use systems are available for up to a few hundred dollars, with multiple-use devices costing roughly a few thousand dollars, depending on the model. It is cost-effective, and can be done on areas of skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands, and chest.
About 5 years younger. Glowing, plump and totally rejuvenated skin. Note: in order to obtain the best results, regular treatments are recommended (approximately 2 times per month).
What is it?
Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing is FDA-approved, and uses fractional laser technology to help restore your skin to its original, perfect texture and achieves smoother, fresher, younger looking skin, improved tone and texture, smaller pores, erasing of unwanted brown spots, acne scars, and surgical scars, and reduces fine line lines and wrinkles.
Fractional lasers are generally NOT good for redness, but work to reduce sun damage, fine wrinkles, and aging on the face, neck, chest and hands but also on the arms, legs, and back. Reduce the appearance of certain cases of melasma, certain kinds of acne scarring and surgical scars. Improve the crepiness and fine lines around the eye and on the eyelids and overall skin texture and tone.
The cost greatly varies by where you live, the office you go to, and the size of the area being treated. A full face laser resurfacing should cost ranges from $900 to about $1400. A full face plus eyelid should run approximately $1400 to $1900. And a full face with neck and chest will be $1500 to $1900. If you have scars that might benefit from a Fraxel, you will get a specific quotation.
Many people notice results within a week after their first treatment. Their skin feels smoother, looks less blotchy, and has a glow to it.
The results depend on what your issue is that you want treated. If you are doing a series, you may need to wait the full length of the series, which can be 5-6 months, to see the complete and best results. Usually, collagen will continue to develop even up to 3-6 months after your last treatment.
What is it?
Microcurrent therapy, commonly referred as MENS (Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation), is extremely small pulsating currents of electricity. These currents are finely tuned to the level of the normal electrical exchanges which take place at body’s cellular level. These currents being more biologically compatible than any other electrical stimulation device, have the ability to penetrate the cell – as opposed to passing over the cell as other stimulation devices do.
It is an excellent alternative for those who want to avoid surgery and injectibles, minimize fine lines and wrinkles and stimulate collagen and elastin, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance. When strategically applied to the face, this is a non-invasive method effectively lifts and tones the skin and muscles. While visible results are generally seen after one session, you will see maximum results after a series of six treatments.
The costs again vary vastly depending on location and the specific office that one is going to, but generally cost about $150 per session.
Microcurrent treatments have been proven to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, creases and wrinkles, Acne scars and Rosacea on the skin. It greatly reduces the sagging skin (has been known as the non-invasive face lift treatment). Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and hydrates and revitalizes the skin for an overall smoother and softer feel.