Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible “microinjuries” in the top layer of the skin. These microinjuries created during treatment stimulate the natural wound healing process in the body. This floods our system with an abundance of circulating stem cells, proteins, and growth factors, healing the treated area and boosting collagen production, leaving plump youthful skin.
We can use microneedling to treat the face, neck, jawline, chest, hands, and more! The healing window associated with these treatments may range from 1-5 days, and you can expect to see some redness, peeling, swelling, and skin flaking throughout this time. Most patients agree that the healing process with both microneedling and Morpheus8 is quite tolerable.
Morpheus8 uses a similar prototype to microneedling but takes this technology to the next level. Morpheus8 combines deep microneedling and radiofrequency energy to contour and tighten the face. By increasing the depth of these precise micro injuries and simultaneously utilizing radio frequency, we can break down poorly formed collagen and encourage the growth of healthy collagen fibers for a tighter, more even complexion.
Morpheus8 has a similar recovery window as microneedling. You can expect to see the same peeling, swelling, and flaking during the 1-5 day healing period.
Laser therapy is a powerful, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses focused beams of light to stimulate collagen production in the skin by causing small, controlled thermal injuries. This increases cell turnover and triggers the body’s healing response, boosting the production of collagen.
Our selection of lasers, hand-picked by experts, allows us to treat almost every area of the body. We offer laser treatments for the delicate eye area, including the SmoothEye Fotona treatment, which specifically targets crepiness and fine lines. Deep resurfacing treatments, like the Fraxel or Erbium Peel, are excellent options for fine lines and wrinkles on the chest, hands, neck, and face. These lasers work by precisely removing the top layer of skin, resulting in an overall smoother and tighter complexion.
Downtime associated with laser therapy will vary from treatment to treatment. Deeper resurfacing treatments can have 3-10 days of downtime, where patients may experience redness, tenderness, swelling, and flaking. We also offer treatments with zero or minimal downtime, like laser rejuvenation, which uses bulk heating to stimulate new collagen production and contract elastin fibers to tighten sagging skin.
Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers
Neuromodulators are the most popular injectable wrinkle treatment. They work by blocking chemical signals from nerves that tell our muscles to contract. Neuromodulators are most commonly used to temporarily relax facial muscles. As a result, you are able to diminish the look of deep and soft lines, folds, and wrinkles.
The injectable treatment we choose for wrinkles depends on whether we are addressing static or dynamic wrinkles. Sometimes static lines are treated using dermal fillers, but a combination therapy approach is recommended to achieve optimal results. Dynamic wrinkles may be treated using a neuromodulator injection only.
Anti-wrinkle injections typically take two weeks to take full effect and usually last 3 to 4 months. There is little to no downtime associated with neuromodulator treatments. Dermal filler typically lasts 6 to 18 months, depending on the location of injection and which type of filler is used. (Some filler products can last up to 5 years!) Patients will typically experience minor swelling and some bruising for 3-5 days after treatment.