0:04 Common hindrances to facial rejuvenation procedures
0:24 Non Surgical Procedures
0:28 Areas Botox is most effective to use
0:47 Customizing Botox results
0:51 Can Botox be used in the lower face?
1:02 What does Botox do to the muscles?
1:21 Botox as an Anti Aging agent
1:26 Getting to know Ultherapy
1:29 The benefits of using Ultherapy
1:47 New collagen creation
1:53 Wrinkle Fillers
2:01 The relationship between volume lost and aging
2:11 Common areas where we lose volume
2:30 Fractional CO2 Laser
2:46 Why Fractional CO2 is an evolutionary procedure
3:09 Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
3:18 PRP harvesting
3:29 Benefits of growth factors
4:03 Who to contact for more details about these procedures
Hi, this is Dr Kelley. I’d like to talk to you today about five procedures which can be performed in the office to rejuvenate your face and your neck without you having surgery. Many of our patients want to look rested, rejuvenated and restored. They don’t wanted to be obvious that they had something done. Many of us are not able to take off from work in order to have procedure done which requires significant downtime. If you fit in any of these categories then non-surgical facial rejuvenation may be for you.
The first procedure I’d like to talk about is Botox. Botox uses a purified protein which relaxes the muscles of facial expression helping to improve lines between the brows, lines in the forehead, and the small lines next to the eyes. Botox can be given in such a way that you still have movement of the muscles if that is what you desire. The treatment can be customized and individualized depending on what the result you desire.
One of the areas that you may not be aware that Botox could be use is in the lower face. Botox can be injected on the jaw line with a lift resulting in a tighter appearance of the jaw line. Botox will relax the muscles that falling down the jaw line such that the muscles that are pulling up are unopposed and can tighten the jaw line. Botox can also be used to help turn up the corners of the mouth. One of the signs of aging is that we develop lines coming from the corners of the mouth and the corners are also downturned. Botox can also be used in the neck to soften neck bands that can occur with aging.
Another procedure I’d like to talk to you about is Ultherapy. Ultherapy uses micro focus ultrasound energy to heat up the deeper tissues of the skin, stimulating collagen resulting in tightening and lifting. This procedure can help the jaw line, the neck, the loose skin under the chin and could also be a browlift. This procedure will result in new collagen formation and results continue to get better as your body makes new collagen. This procedure usually requires one treatment and it is safe for all skin types. It is a color blind procedure.
The third procedure I’d like to talk about are wrinkle fillers. Wrinkle fillers are used to fill in deeper wrinkles in the face but also can be used to restore volume. One of the things that occurs with aging is that we lose volume from fat loss as well as bone loss. One of the main areas that you lose volume is in the mid cheek. By restoring volume in the cheek it can help to soften nasal labia folds. Also can give an improvement to the jaw line and to look more rejuvenated and restored. Another area where we lose volume is in the temples. Putting volume back can give the eyes a more open appearance and help the eyes look more rejuvenated.
The fourth procedure that I’d like to discuss is Fractional CO2 Laser. CO2 laser has been used for years to oblate the skin resulting in improvement of sun damaged, wrinkled, crepey skin. Fractional CO2 laser is an evolution in the procedure since only a fraction of the skin is injured requiring less downtime, typically 4-6 days. The results from fractional laser treatments can be very remarkable. The skin looks healthier, pigment issues are resolved there is a slight tightening, you can easily take 5-10 years off. There is some downtime associated with procedure but the results are so great that most people don’t mind the downtime.
The last procedure I’d like to talk to you about is PRP or platelet rich plasma. Platelet rich plasma comes from your own blood. We draw your blood, spin it in a special tube in centrifuge and the plasma that’s on top is rich in growth factors. When those growth factors are reinjected into the face we see an improvement in tone and texture and also an improvement in crepey skin. It helps give the skin a glow typically about 4 weeks after PRP is administered. People notice a smoothness, tightening, pores are reduced in size. We love PRP. It can be used as a standalone procedure typicall pre treatments are required or can be added on to other procedures such as Ultherapy.
So once again, hopefully this will give you some ideas about thinsg that you may need to have done on to your face or desire to have them on your face.
Non surgical skin rejuvenation that technology is evolving. And we would love to talk to you about whether or not any of these procedures are for you.
Please give us a call at 770-649-0094. You can email me at email@example.com
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0:09 What is microneedling
0:14 The role of the epidermis
0:20 Why you need to penetrate the epidermis
0:30 Microneedling options
0:44 Most effective way to deliver products to the skin
0:50 Microneedling pens
0:55 Why adjustability of pen is crucial
1:12 Benefits of microneedling
1:17 Products suitable for microneedling
1:47 Who to call for more info
Hi, this is Dr Kelley. I’d like to tell you a little bit about Microneedling and why we offer this procedure at our office.
Microneedling is the use of a device to push product deep into the skin. The epidermis is meant to be a barrier that is protective of our bodies. When products applied into the epidermis, it is very difficult for them to penetrate and in order for them to be true change in the skin, the product does need to get down to the dermis. Microneedling options include manual stamps, dermal rollers and also delivery systems. We have used all of them in our office and we’ve found the most effective way to deliver the products with microneedling is to use an automated microneedling pen.
The pen has multiple needles. The needles are able to penetrate. We are able to adjust the depth of penetration according to the area of the face. For example, the skin underneath the eyes is thinner than the skin on the cheeks. So there is an adjustment in the depth. The actual needle can help with stimulating collagen and then the products that we put on top are being push into the layers in the skin also can help with the pigment, help with tightening, help with acne scars. Some examples of products that can be used with the microneedling device include growth factors, Platelet rich plasma (PRP), vitamin C, products that help with reducing hyper pigmentation and other products that help with hydrating the skin.
Microneedling is a great tool to be able to deliver active ingredient to the deeper areas of the skin in order to really affect change in the skin.
We’d like to talk to you some more if you have any questions about Microneedling or any of our other procedures. Please give us a call at 770-649-0094 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling
What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it Feel Like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.