Aging process of skin is multi- factorial. The intrinsic factors like hormonal changes ( mostly estrogen in woman) , reduction in numbers of melanocytes , reduced contact of epidermis and dermis, thinking of epidermis and shortening the keratinization in the epidermis layer. These changes in combination with extrinsic factors and their influence on skin aging accelerate such an aging. There are many preventive and active treatment to reduce the rate of aging as well as enhance the skin texture specially in the facial area.
Toxin injection in the glabellar area, frontal and crow's feet reduce the lines and wrinkles in the aforementioned areas. This improves and enhance the appearance of an individual in order to reach a better youth ness face. Botox effect is temporarily and based on the type of toxin used , the repeating procedure is needed every 3 to 6 months.
The other modalities like ablative or non-ablative skin resurfacing by lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion,Plasma Rich Platelet, fillers either volumizing or for reduction of static wrinkles and skin needling are used on the daily basis to enhance the skin texture and provide a better youthful appearance.
These procedures are selected based on initial consultation and patient need and choices. Selection of a procedure is multi-factorial and depends on cost, patient budget, skin types and patient favorite.
Skin needling by stimulating collagen synthesis has been used since 1995. The procedure is based on creating puncture wounds by needles on a rolling device named dermaroller. The injury to the dermis and epidermis stimulates the wound healing process. It stimulates fibroblast in order to produce new collagen. The procedure is safe and with less complication. It is cost effective and can be done in a dermatology office. It dies nit need any sophisticated device like lasers or radio frequency devices. It has got the minimal downtime. Patients can return to work after one or two days with a minimal sun burn effect on their face.
Thermage is a proven radiofrequency treatment that transforms skin by working below the surface and addresses a wide range of surface imperfections that result from age and environmental factors. Benefits include the tightening of sagging skin, better definition of facial features around the eyes, jaw and neckline, and even the smoothing and sculpting of unsightly bulges and wrinkles on the face and body. Thermage radiofrequency energy works with your body, stimulating your collagen to help your skin get that smooth feel and youthful look you want. Thermage treats targeted problem areas â€“ so the results are focused and effective.
social news THERMAGE SCIENCE THE DETAILS Thermage treatments are all about energy â€“ focusing radiofrequency energy to kick start the body's own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple â€“ it's a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. And our latest evolution of Thermage includes patented Comfort Pulse Technology â€“ gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable. Even so, it's important to remember every patient's circumstances are different, so for specifics, it's best to consult your Thermage physician. Thermage at Work 1 Treatment begins with a cooling effect on the skin for comfort and safety of surface layers.2 Specially designed treatment tip is placed against the skin in targeted areas.3 Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin's tissue, heating the treatment areas and stimulating the formation of new collagen.4 Final delivery of cryogen to cool the epidermis. Treatment Facts and Guidelines Duration Thermage treatments are typically 45 minutes for eyes or face and up to 90 minutes for larger body areas. Treatment Regimen One treatment is all you will need to see and feel real results. Results Most patients can see and feel Thermage results very soon after treatment â€“ in as little as one day. Continued tightening and contouring can happen for up to six months as your body forms new tighter, stronger collagen. Your body actually forms new collagen which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates tightening. Even better, results can last years. Click here to see real patient Before & After photos > Comfort Be sure to ask if your doctor has the latest Thermage CPT technology â€“ it adds a gentle vibration sensation and interspersed cooling bursts that give you even more comfort during treatment. You will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There's typically no recovery time or special follow-up care.