Techniques to Make Your Skin Look Younger 2019
Dr. Maria Bonilla
Only a few short years ago, there were few options for people who wanted to recapture their youthful appearance. These options frequently involved periods of downtime, surgical risks, unnatural results, and prohibitive expense. Today cosmetic dermatologists have a wide array of tools at their disposal and Lanoi Cosmetic Dermatology is a leader is using technology with over 7 radio frequency / energy machines at their San Diego office to help patients get the results they want.
Cosmetic Dermatology Advances Rapidly
With growing recognition of the many benefits that result from an attractive appearance, more people than ever undergo procedures to enhance self-confidence and to provide a competitive edge in our youth-obsessed culture. The field of cosmetic dermatology has kept pace with increasing demand, through the development of new procedures and medications that allow consumers to achieve natural enhancement of their appearance at affordable costs without missing important activities in their daily lives.
Coolsculpting is a noninvasive treatment to eliminate fat
Liposuction is an invasive procedure, but until recently, it was the only option for reduction of targeted fat deposits in problem areas unresponsive to diet and exercise. Liposuction, like any surgical procedure, has risks and the potential for complications. Today, there is an effective noninvasive option for treatment of problem areas, and it’s noninvasive and can be done in our office. Coolsculpting refers to the use of cryolipolysis technology to destroy fat cells without damaging adjacent tissues. Fat cells are frozen in place, resulting in cell death and natural absorption and elimination of released fat by the body. Coolsculpting can be used to rid the body of fatty deposits in the chin, thighs, abdomen, or love handles. Results are visible within a couple of weeks and no downtime or anesthesia is required.
The VBeam laser is a pulsed dye laser used for treatment of photoaging. Dye is used to generate a specific laser wavelength, which allows your cosmetic physician to target specific tissues. The laser is best known as a vascular laser, because it targets hemoglobin, a red protein in the blood. This sharply focused laser minimizes damage to tissues surrounding the treatment area and it’s an excellent option for treatment of dilated facial blood vessels in patients with rosacea. The VBeam laser can also be used to treat spider veins and broken blood vessels on the face. It’s an excellent choice for treatment of redness resulting from dilation of blood vessels on the nose and cheeks and can be used to treat sun damage on the neck and chest. Angiomas are small clumps of blood vessels that are treated successfully with the VBeam pulsed dye laser.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Photofacial
Intense pulsed light therapy uses a specific laser, such as the Palomar Starlux 500, to rejuvenate areas of sun-damaged or aging skin. A photofacial refers to a series of treatment with this non-ablative laser, to improve skin tone and texture without burning the skin. An excellent alternative to microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or other laser resurfacing treatment, treatment does not require extended downtime. In fact, you will be able to return immediately to your normal activities after an IPL photofacial treatment. Although you may experience some minor redness and swelling, it will resolve in most patients within a day. This is one of the most versatile and effective techniques for complexion improvement used currently in cosmetic dermatology practices. Intense pulsed light therapy is a great treatment modality for aging hands!
The Cortex CO2 and ER:YAG Laser offers two in one treatment!
The Cortex system provides two powerful lasers that enable cosmetic dermatologists and surgeons to provide both deep laser skin resurfacing and superficial resurfacing in one treatment. The CO2 fractional laser works deep within the dermis to treat moderate wrinkles and lines, skin texture abnormalities, acne scars, and discoloration. Use of the Erbium YAG wavelength provides superficial skin resurfacing, by micro-laser peel. Fine lines and wrinkles can be treated very successfully during your procedure with the ER:YAG laser. Superficial surface laser ablation with the ER:YAG laser reduces duration of healing, swelling, and itching that commonly occur after CO2 laser treatment of the skin surface. The Cortex combination laser system provides multiple wavelengths to allow your cosmetic physician to customize your treatment, meeting all of your rejuvenation and resurfacing needs in a single procedure. The Cortex system can also be used for blepharoplasty.
Radiofrequency treatments enhance skin texture and tone
Radiofrequency is the first non-invasive treatment successfully used to improve the appearance of skin imperfections and cellulite. The Alma Accent XL is a dual-frequency device that creates heat in the dermis, enhancing collagen production by stimulating your body’s natural healing response. The Alma Accent XL also has been shown in clinical studies to destroy fat cells in areas of unsightly cellulite, resulting in a more attractive body contour. Finally, radiofrequency treatment can also be used to improve circulation and drainage of your lymphatic fluid. This results in a reduction of swelling and it enhances skin tone and texture.
These are just a few of the options available today to improve your appearance. There’s no longer any reason to suffer as a result of dissatisfaction with your appearance. Cosmetic dermatology advances continue to provide an affordable solution. Call today for your appointment in San Diego with the Cosmetic Dermatologists at Lanoi Dermatology.