Make Your Skin Glad with Gladerma Products

July 21st, 2017

Tight skin that is free of fine lines and wrinkles are a given when you’re young. However, when time starts to have its inevitable effect on your skin, there are many dermal fillers available that can help restore your skin’s elasticity.

Gladerma Products

Of all Gladerma products, the Restylane® product family in particular has helped countless patients achieve their desired look. If you’re over the age of 21, each Restylane® product can serve your aesthetic needs in a different way. Here, we’ll discuss the specifics of Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne.

Restylane®

Restylane® is a filler made of hyaluronic acid gel, a naturally occurring component in your skin. Aging causes the skin to lose its plumpness, which aids in the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Restylane® and its companion product Restylane-L® directly address issues with:

  • Nasolabial folds- the lines between your nose and lips
  • Moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Thin lips

When you have a highly visible wrinkles and fine lines, Restylane® is up for the task. It is designed to tackle the more significant signs of aging/

Restylane Silk®

When you want silky-smooth skin just like your youth, this is one option to consider. Restylane Silk® has been made to help with lip augmentation procedures and to correct the fine lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth.

Restylane Lyft®

Over time, gravity and aging can affect the overall look of your face. The result is skin that has lost some of its elasticity and plumpness. Restylane Lyft® addresses mid-face beauty issues head on:

  • Midface contour deficiencies
  • Lack of plumpness in cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds

The middle of your face can carry many of the subtle signs of aging. Restylane Lyft® can bring back that youthful shape and vigor that you know and remember.

Restylane Refyne®

We all want a joyful life, but what do we do with the laugh lines that comes with it? Restylane Refyne® can soften fine lines and wrinkles, such as:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines, which run from the mouth to the chin

In addition, Restylane Refyne® is designed with XpresHAn Technology™, which allows freedom of facial movement to give natural-looking results.

Restylane Defyne®

This is another dermal filler that can help with your nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It’s also formulated with XpresHAn Technology™, which can help keep your facial movements natural after the filler procedure.

Are Gladerma Products Right for You?

Dr. Elizabeth Roche and her team are passionate about helping others look their best. It’s an incredible experience each time a patient is thrilled with his or her results. Call today for your one-on-one consultation at (201) 505-1020 to learn more about Gladerma products and which ones may be right for you.

How Allergan Products Can Help You Look and Feel More Radiant & Beautiful

July 7th, 2017

If your skin has experienced some signs of aging, you have the power to correct them. Specifically, dermal fillers can help to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Allergan has been in the forefront of the dermal filler industry with their well-known fillers, Botox and Juvéderm.

Radiant & Beautiful

Juvéderm, in particular, comes in many variations that can restore your youthful look and help improve the texture of your skin. Here, we will discuss the capabilities of Juvéderm’s products Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. Each of these fillers has been formulated to work well with specific areas of your face to help you look and feel your very best.

Voluma

During the natural aging process, your skin may lose elasticity and cause your cheeks appear flatter. Juvéderm Voluma XC, however, has been designed to fight mid-face volume loss. This filler is ideal for anyone looking for corrections in these areas:

  • Fine lines or loss of volume in middle of the face
  • Flat looking cheeks in need of youthful contouring

Voluma contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in your skin. As with many of the Juvederm family of products, it contains lidocaine, a component that numbs tissue, making the procedure a more comfortable experience.

Vollure

Laugh lines and forehead wrinkles only become more pronounced when left untreated. Thankfully, Juvéderm Vollure XC is an injectable dermal filler that can help skin to look fuller and more refreshed. Vollure can treat:

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles
  • The Nasolabial fold, otherwise known as the vertical wrinkle that forms between your nose and lips

According to Allergan, Vollure is “specifically tailored with a balance of gel firmness and low cohesivity,” which makes it perfectly formulated for correcting more severe and noticeable wrinkles.

Vollure fillers also have lasting effects. An injection has been proven to last up to 18 months, which is 12 months longer than the typical dermal filler. This new innovation gives hope to countless patients who have been challenged to find a lasting solution to dramatic wrinkles.

Volbella

Juvéderm Volbella XC is a great filler for plump, young looking lips. Let this injection treatment tackle these issues:

  • Thinning lips due to aging
  • Naturally thin lips
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Pits left from acne or chicken pox scars

Volbella is one of Juvéderm’s newest fillers, offering a more subtle plumping solution compared to its counterpart, Juvéderm Ultra XC.  Volbella also contains Hyaluronic Acid in a unique molecular blend that enables a Volbella injection to last up to a year.

Ready for a More Youthful, Radiant Appearance?

If you have any questions about dermal fillers or want to know which one is right for you, contact Dr. Elizabeth Roche and her team. It’s easy to schedule a consultation to assess your specific beauty needs. Let Dr. Roche’s expertise work for you and match you with the right products and procedures to help you look and feel your best. Call today for your one-on-one consultation at (201) 505-1020.

4 Steps to Get Visibly Glowing Skin with Hydrafacial

June 16th, 2017

Whether you want fresh, glowing skin for a big event like your wedding or simply want to turn back the clock enjoy youthful, dewy skin, a HydraFacial can help. The simple 4-step HydraFacial process provides stunning results without discomfort.

Glowing Skin

4 Steps to Youthful, Glowing Skin with HydraFacial Technology

The HydraFacial process is designed to not only provide noticeable, immediate results, but to do so without causing any kind of discomfort or redness. If you have had a conventional facial in the past, you’ll be amazed at how relaxing and soothing the HydraFacial experience is. The following steps outline what to expect from the HydraFacial experience:

  1. Gentle Cleansing and Exfoliation

We start by gently removing old skin cells with a soft deplaning tool; you’ll feel nothing but cool comfort as we work to remove the excess oils, dead skin cells and debris from your skin. This important first step not only leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed, it helps open your pores for hydration and treatment.

  1. Skin Friendly Acid Peel

Don’t let the “acid” in the name fool you; this is a soothing, comfortable part of the HydraFacial and is designed to provide excellent results without discomfort. You might feel a slight tingling sensation, however, many of our clients don’t notice we’ve moved on to this step at all – it’s that gentle.

  1. Pain Free Extraction of Impurities

HydraFacials take the squeeze out of extractions, replacing uncomfortable and often ineffective manual extractions of oil and residue with an innovative suction system. This gentle suction removes impurities and eliminates redness while leaving you with fresh, glowing skin that lasts.

  1. Hydration Application

The last part of your HydraFacial is a soothing serum made up of skin friendly antioxidants and ingredients chosen for their efficacy in promoting healthy, youthful skin.

Schedule a HydraFacial Today!

Whether you are getting ready for a big event or simply need to regain your youthful glow, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your beauty goals. With the unique HydraFacial treatment, you can obtain youthful, fresher looking skin in less than an hour, without discomfort or redness. Contact us today to learn more.

What to Expect After Facial Laser Resurfacing

June 9th, 2017

Lighter laser resurfacing can help improve the look and feel of your skin and impart a more youthful, glowing appearance. The depth of the laser peel can be adjusted, the deeper the peel the more recovery needed.  Lighter laser peels can have quicker recovery however several may be needed to achieve the results of one deeper peel. Light laser resurfacing can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and irregularities in the skin. While the overall effect of laser resurfacing is a brighter, more youthful look, there are a few minor side effects in the days directly following treatment that you should be aware of in order to get the most from the procedure.

Facial Laser Resurfacing

What to Expect After Laser Resurfacing 

Redness: Expect to see some mild redness in the first week after your laser resurfacing treatment; for some patients, a pinkish cast to the skin can remain for a short time after the initial redness fades. You can use makeup to cover this if needed until it resolves.

Peeling or Dry Skin: Some extra dryness or flaking of the skin is normal after a treatment, however, this typically resolves in a short amount of time, leaving only fresh, new skin in its place.

Mild to Moderate Swelling: You may see some mild swelling in the area of treatment the next day; this is common and may last up to three days. Cold compresses for a few minutes each hour and sleeping on an elevated incline can help alleviate discomfort.

Mild Discoloration: You may see some darker or discolored spots on your skin; these are normal and will fade on their own in about a week.

Caring for your Skin after Laser Treatment

At the Elizabeth Roche MedSpa, we’ll give you specific instructions on how to take special care of your new skin the first few days after your treatment. Avoid anything that could overheat your skin, including hot tubs, saunas, and even vigorous exercise. You can use most of your regular skincare products, but skip any product containing an acid, retinol or alcohol.

Always wear sunscreen when you go outdoors, using a minimum SPF of 30 with both UVA and UVB protection. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go outside and reapply frequently. Use a hat or other covering while you are healing and even afterwards to protect your skin from sun damage.

Many patients experience very mild forms of the above symptoms after laser resurfacing and learning more about what to expect after the procedure can give you peace of mind about your skin after treatment.

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of laser resurfacing and to find out how to restore your youthful glow. At the Elizabeth Roche MedSpa, we’re committed to helping you fall in love with your skin all over again.

Can You Get a Facelift Without Surgery?

June 2nd, 2017

Most of us would like to turn back the hands of time and enjoy a younger-looking face. But fewer people are undergoing the in-depth process of a surgical facelift, and the statistics bear that out — about 134,000 people had full facelifts in 2000 compared to fewer than 97,000 in 2015. What this means is that newer techniques — both minimally-invasive and noninvasive — have been developed that enable women and men to fight off and even reverse signs of aging without the need for aggressive surgical procedures. Two of the most dramatic and popular options are Ultherapy® and thread lifts, and both can be used to help you achieve many of the effects of a facelift without surgery.

Facelift Without Surgery

What is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a noninvasive technique that uses ultrasound waves delivered to the deep layers of skin where collagen fibers are found — the same layers of tissue that are targeted in a traditional facelift. But rather than pulling these tissues and reattaching them to create taut looking skin, Ultherapy® ultrasound waves stimulate the skin to produce more collagen so skin looks and feels firmer, less “lax,” and more resilient.

While Ultherapy® offers some immediately visible results, the best results will be seen over time as the body produces more collagen, which in turn forms strong networks to support the skin. Ultherapy® treatments only take about an hour to 90 minutes, depending upon the extent of the treatment, and there’s no downtime, so you can go back to your regular routine right after your treatment.

What is a Thread Lift?

Thread lifts use very thin absorbable sutures inserted through tiny openings in the skin to “grab hold” of deeper layers of tissue, then uses those threads to gently reposition facial tissues to reduce skin laxity and sagging. While different systems are available, we use NovaThreads®, an innovative system that relies on thin needles preloaded with absorbable sutures inserted in specific locations in the midface and lower face. The NovaThreads® procedure uses a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort, and the procedure can be completed in about an hour, with no downtime.

In addition to providing an immediate tightening, over time thread lifts stimulate natural healing responses and generation of new collagen that “hold” the tissues in place even after the sutures have been absorbed.

Can These Treatments Be Combined with Others?

Yes, and that’s one of the best parts – we are experienced in an array of procedures designed to help restore youthful skin in both women and men, and we’ll work with you to develop a custom program that’s based on your needs and your goals to help you get the results you’re looking for.

Facelift Without Surgery: Is it Right for You?

Ultherapy® and thread lifts can be great solutions for many patients with lax skin, restoring a more youthful profile and firmer skin without the need for surgery.

If you’re ready to look younger without the pain, downtime and cost of facelift surgery, call the Elizabeth Roche Medspa today at 201-505-1020. We’ll perform an in-depth evaluation of your skin and help you select the options that are ideal for your needs and goals.

What Is Laser Skin Tightening?

May 26th, 2017

No matter how well you pamper your skin throughout your youth, there comes a time when it’s going lose some of that youthful firmness and elasticity. Unfortunately, that is just a natural part of the aging process, and it’s affected by a lot of factors including sun exposure, other environmental damage, a decrease in the natural production of collagen, hormonal changes, stress, illness and yes, good old genetics.

Laser Skin Tightening

In years past, firming-up the skin and restoring a more youthful appearance meant surgical facelifts or aggressive resurfacing techniques with a long duration of downtime and plenty of discomfort. Today, advances in laser technology are allowing women and men to enjoy younger-looking skin without the need for surgery and without any downtime at all.

The SkinTyte® infrared laser system is a leader in the laser skin tightening revolution, using proprietary technology and an innovative approach called laser thermolysis to achieve optimal results.

What is Laser Thermolysis?

Laser thermolysis, or laser skin tightening, is a state-of-the-art technique that uses targeted pulses of infrared heat to gently warm up the deeper layers of skin where collagen fibers are formed. The approach has two primary effects — first, it causes the collagen fibers to contract so skin looks and feels firmer and more resilient right after treatment. Second, the deep heat stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, ramping up collagen production over time so skin continues to regain elasticity and resiliency long after the initial treatment.

What Happens During a SkinTyte® Treatment?

Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your skin as well as a review of your objectives to ensure your treatment is customized for you. Next, the skin will be gently cleansed to remove makeup, oil and other impurities, and the SkinTyte® hand piece will be gently moved across the face, emitting a series of rapid bursts of infrared energy at precise depths to target the collagen-forming layers of skin. You will feel a gradual build-up of warmth to heat sensation. We target the heat build up to be 40`C on the surface of your skin, which we measure by a hand held infra-red temperature gauge. This is the optimum temperature for collagen remolding to begin.

The device features a cooling mechanism to keep the surface layers of skin protected and the patient comfortable throughout the treatment, so there’s no need for anesthetic. Treatments take less than an hour, and many areas can be treated in a half hour or less.

Once treatment is complete, you might see some minor redness for a brief period, similar to a very mild sunburn or “flushing.” You’ll be able to apply makeup and go back to your regular activities right away.

Can SkinTyte® Only Be Used on the Face?

No, the SkinTyte® system can be used just about anywhere you want your skin to look and feel firmer and more resilient, including the neck, belly, and thighs and arms. It’s safe for all skin types.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

How many treatments you will need depends on your treatment goals and the condition of your skin. Most patients get the greatest benefits from a series of treatments designed to rebuild collagen over time. Remember that while SkinTyte® laser skin tightening treatment offers some immediate visible improvement in skin appearance for most patients, it takes some time for the collagen fibers to grow and form strong networks in the skin’s deeper layers. That means you won’t see the final results of your treatment for two to four months. After your initial skin tightening goals are achieved, we recommend maintenance treatments to preserve the results you have made.

Ready for Firmer, More Youthful Looking Skin?

Call the Elizabeth Roche Medspa at 201-505-1020 today to schedule an individual consultation and learn more about laser skin tightening treatments and other options that can help you look and feel your best.

How to Supercharge Your Skin’s Collagen Production with Micro Needling

May 2nd, 2017

Micro needling is the procedure in which carefully administers tiny puncture wounds are used to activate the body’s natural healing process to reduce the appearance of scars and to make skin firmer and smoother.

Micro Needling

The key ingredient in this treatment is a natural one—collagen. Collagen is an essential protein produced naturally by the body. Micro needling supercharges the body’s production of collagen by triggering the body’s healing abilities. The increased collagen results in skin that is smoother and firmer.

How does this work?

Collagen and Your Skin

Collagen is found throughout the human body—in connective tissue, bone, and muscles—as a fundamental building block of each. In fact collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body comprising 30% of all proteins. It essentially acts as a combination of a foundation and “glue” for all other proteins. Without it, the body wouldn’t be able to hold itself together.

Collagen is found in the middle levels of the skin, where it is essential in the process of replacing dead skin cells old fibers with new ones and for granting the skin elasticity. Collagen production tends to slow down as we age, explaining why as we get older our skin tends to sag and wrinkle.

Micro needling wakes collagen producers up and prompts them to make more than they would normally, which smooths out skin and makes it firmer.

You may ask why advertised creams and lotions can’t promote collagen production. There is a very simple explanation.

Micro Needling Works Where Creams May Not

Collagen can’t actually be absorbed into the skin—the protein is too large for the pores. Instead, it must be naturally produced by the body.

Some creams and other over the counter lotions claim to revitalize the skin, but their effects are limited to just moisturizing the topmost layer of skin. While this is a good thing in daily skin care, it can’t bring about the stronger, firmer, smoother skin that micro needling can.

Micro needling can be a remarkable and simple way to increase your collagen production and achieve smoother, firmer feeling skin. It can help you see actual, long-lasting results where creams and lotions may not. At the Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa, Dr. Roche or her Physician Assistant can help you determine your aesthetic goals and determine whether micro needling is the right treatment for you. Contact us today to make an appointment and learn more about micro needling.

How to Prep Your Skin for Laser Hair Removal

April 25th, 2017
Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive process in which hair follicles are destroyed with high-powered pulses of light. Done correctly, it should only cause minimal discomfort and can be far more effective than tweezing, shaving, or waxing and it is a more long-lasting solution. However, while laser hair removal is not an extensive treatment, it does require preparation beforehand to make sure it is as effective as possible. Here are what you need to do to prepare for your laser hair removal treatment.
Laser Hair Removal

Make Sure Your Body Hair’s Follicles Are Intact Ahead of Time

Laser hair removal works because the high-powered light is attracted to the dark melanin of hair follicles. This is the result of darker colors absorbing more light, and the majority of hair melanin is contained in the follicle. Destroying the follicle means removing the hair entirely.

So it’s imperative that you allow the follicles of your body hair to remain as intact as possible before your laser hair removal treatment. Avoid plucking, tweezing, waxing or electrolyzing for at least six weeks before the treatment. Each of these activities can remove the follicles and there may not be enough time for them to grow back before the treatment, rendering laser hair removal less effective.

Avoid Direct Sunlight and Tanning

The amount of time you should stay out of the sun depends on your own skin pigmentation level, but usually a patient needs four to six weeks outside of direct sunlight leading up to a laser hair removal treatment. Sunlight can darken the skin or cause sunburns, both of which can hinder the hair removal process and can lead to complications such as burns, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Laser hair removal has few side effects, most of which are minimal and primarily include temporary redness and possible temporary small bumps called follicular irritation in the treated area. Lasers will make you more sun sensitive, increase your chance of a sunburn and increase these side effects, therefore staying out of the sun is a vital step to successful laser hair removal.

The same rules and logic apply to tanning lotions, tanning beds, and other skin-darkening treatments or activities. If a product can change your pigmentation even temporarily, steer clear of it before your treatment.

Shave the Targeted Area before Your Laser Hair Removal

This might seem a little counterintuitive, given the injunctions against waxing, plucking, and tweezing. But laser hair removal targets the pigmentation in the follicle of the hair to destroy it, not the hair itself. If you don’t shave ahead of time, the hair might block the laser pulses from reaching the follicles, thus rendering the laser hair removal ineffective.

Make Sure Care for Your Skin Afterwards

Laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment. It requires regular appointments over the course of a few months to completely remove the hair from a target area. Therefore, it is important before you begin that you also prepare for aftercare. For example, it is advisable to avoid hot showers for at least a week after laser hair removal, and avoid perfume and deodorant for around 48 hours after.

Stocking up on sunscreen is especially important, as your skin will be more vulnerable to UV radiation for at least a few weeks after laser hair removal.

If you feel your body hair is affecting your self-confidence and you think laser hair removal might be the solution, come to the Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa today. Dr. Roche or her Physician Assistant can help you determine your aesthetic goals and whether laser hair is right for you.

Contact us today to learn more and to set up an appointment!
Sources

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/laser-hair-removal#1

http://laserhairadvice.com/how-to-look-after-your-skin-after-laser-hair-removal/

3 Types of Chemical Peels

April 18th, 2017

Chemical peels are a treatment that can improve the appearance of skin on your face, neck, chest or hands. It works like an extreme form of exfoliation—a chemical compound is applied to the targeted area which causes the topmost layers of skin to peel off, revealing fresh, smooth skin underneath. If you suffer from acne, wrinkles, scars, or hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel may help.

Depending on how extensive you’d like your peel to be and the extent of the cosmetic issues you’d like to correct, there are three different types of chemical peels you can choose from.

chemical peels

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels are the mildest form of chemical peels. They use a dilute acid such as alpha-hydroxy acid to exfoliate the upper layers of skin. The selected chemical is applied with a small sponge brush or cotton applicator and then wiped off with water or alcohol after a few minutes. It’s an extremely gentle process and is best used to treat minor skin problems.

Superficial peels require very little downtime, bordering on none at all—it does not require anesthetics and any resulting discomfort will be mild at most. They are so mild, in fact, that they received the nickname “lunchtime peels,” because with the right timing, they can be done over a lunch break with the patient returning to work afterwards.
While your skin might be a little red or uncomfortable after a superficial chemical peel, it is generally no worse than a mild sunburn.  After the peel, lotions and a hand fan should help any sensations of burning that occur and sunscreen will protect the vulnerable new skin from damaging UV radiation.

Medium Peels

A medium chemical peel uses a stronger acid such as phenol or trichloroacetic acid or high percentage glycolic acid to reach and remove dead or damaged skin cells in the middle layers of the skin. Medium peels are applied in a similar manner to superficial peels, but are left on longer. It can be more uncomfortable than a superficial peel while it is being applied. However, the discomfort typically does not continue after the peel is over. This treatment can help alleviate wrinkles, moderate skin discoloration, as well as fine lines and age spots.

Medium chemical peels do require some down time, as the recovery period is typically a week to two weeks, and it may require you to take a few days off work to recover. There can be some swelling, especially if the peel was applied around the eyes.

It’s important to avoid direct sunlight after a medium chemical peel until you’ve fully recovered, and to use lotions and sunscreen as directed by your doctor as you heal. A medium peel does require a follow up appointment to make sure you are healing fully.

Deep Peels

The most extensive chemical peels are called deep peels, which uses the same chemicals as a medium peel. However, because of the intensity with which the chemicals are applied, deep peels are only ever applied to the face, and only once in a lifetime. A deep peel can take an hour to an hour and a half.  Those with darker skin tones may not be eligible candidates for a deep peel as it can cause a lightening of the skin.

Deep peels can treat cosmetic issues that medium and superficial peels cannot, including more severe cases of wrinkles, extensive sun damage, serious cases of discoloration, and larger growths on the skin.

However, this type of chemical peel requires an extensive healing process, which can take 2 to 3 weeks. During the procedure, the patient may be given oral pain medication or may be given medications to reduce swelling. The face must be bandaged afterwards, antibiotics are typically prescribed to prevent infection, and ointment must be applied regularly for a few weeks after the treatment. The patient can’t be exposed to direct sunlight for three to six months after a deep chemical peel and will have several follow up appointments. These peels usually require some type of sedation medication and are often done in conjunction with surgical cosmetic procedures. The deep chemical peels are not as popular as they used to be since lasers peels have similar results with a quicker recovery.

At the Elizabeth Roche, M.D. MedSpa, we specialize in Superficial and Medium Chemical peels and Laser Peels of various depths. We can help you determine which peel will be right for your aesthetic goals. Dr. Roche or her Physician Assistant can consult with you to help you feel confident in your skin again. Contact us today to set up an appointment

Sources

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/chemical-peel

https://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx

Photorejuvenation Defined

April 11th, 2017

Among the many treatments we offer at the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa, perhaps one of the most innovative is photorejuvenation. Also known as Broad Band Light (BBL), Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and photo facials, this treatment uses a handheld light, almost like a super-powered flashlight, on targeted areas of the face to alleviate skin and hair issues. Here’s what photorejuvenation may be able to do for you.

photorejuvenation

Photorejuvenation Can Heal Sun Damage

Photorejuvenation uses intense visible light to treat pigmentation issues, age spots, and broken blood vessels without being invasive. In fact, it’s best used to treat damage caused by the sun, using light to fight light.

The wavelengths of light emitted from the tool can be tuned to target the hemoglobin in blood vessels or the melanin. The light breaks down vessel walls and excess melanin pigment, which in turn compels the body to reabsorb them, removing unsightly blemishes in a way that makeup cannot.

If this process sounds familiar, it’s because photorejuvenation works in a manner similar to micro needling, which uses tiny punctures in the skin to promote the body’s natural healing process in order to remove blemishes.

The two procedures also share another capability:

Photorejuvenation Prompts Collagen Production

As part of the natural healing response, the body releases collagen—the essential protein of the human body, which is crucial to maintaining firm, smooth, youthful looking skin. Collagen production slows down as we get older, but photorejuvenation can activate collagen production in the body by causing a superficial injury.

This is important because there is no cream or lotion that can promote collagen production—it must be produced by natural processes.

It’s a Simple, Safe Procedure

A photorejuvenation treatment only takes about 20 to 30 minutes, although best results are more likely to occur if you undergo 3 to 6 of them in a month. Afterwards, you skin might be a little red, or brown spots may appear before peeling off. While the treatment itself may sting mildly, the pain does not persist afterwards and many patients don’t report being too bothered by it. In fact, you can start applying make up to your face immediately after phororejuvenation. Treatments for many patients actually become easier as they undergo more of them as issues resolve.

At the Elizabeth Roche, M.D. MedSpa, we can perform photorejuvenation treatments. We’ll consult with you on your aesthetic goals and whether photorejuvenation is right for you. Call us today to make an appointment and start feeling confident in your skin again.