We offer a couple of treatments for skin resurfacing:
Venus Viva is an advanced, non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that works to improve the overall texture of your skin. It combines NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) and SmartScan technology to help you get smoother, healthier skin by reducing signs of skin damage including scars, enlarged pores, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, rosacea, and any other skin conditions that affect the texture of your skin. What makes Venus Viva truly unique is its ability to cover a greater surface area and treat multiple issues in the same session.
Venus Viva works with tiny pins that safely deliver heat through the skin’s surface. Through heat, ablation and coagulation, Viva stimulates collagen to improve the appearance of not only fine lines and wrinkles but also of skin texture and pores. The number of treatments required will vary patient to patient, but typically 3-4 sessions, scheduled once every 4-6 weeks apart. Typically, a session takes approximately one hour.
You will experience redness in the treatment area for approximately 2-3 days post-treatment. You should stay out of the sun and should not apply any creams or products to the treatment area for 24-48 hours post treatment. Use only water for the first 48 hours to cleanse the area, if necessary. After the first 48 hours you may apply moisturizer and makeup. It is not unusual for mild redness to continue 3-4 days after treatment.
Micro-Needling is used to treat fine lines, acne scars and to improve skin texture, tone and color. Also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy (ECIT), micro-needling is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles, as well as, improving the appearance of scarring, uneven skin tone and stretch marks.
The Eclipse MicroPen contains 12 tiny micro-pens that are gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The area is treated with a hyaluronic acid serum or PRP that is micro-needled into the skin. Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin, which will typically last 1-2 days. If PRP is used the redness will last a little longer, usually 3-4 days.
A package of 4 treatments performed once every 6 weeks is typically recommended to provide the best results.