Let’s Talk Non-Surgical!
Non-surgical treatments are extremely popular now, too, and have become well integrated within the cosmetic surgery industry. Patients often opt for these treatments, as they do not require incisions or any removal of tissue, the results are temporary, and there is much less downtime and risk associated. Thanks to tech knowledge we have options? The non-surgical Face Lifting treatments are all the rage, and are here to stay. It has come a time where more people are embracing the aging process but still want to have Healthy,Vibrant, more Luminous Looking Skin. All over! Remember always that Skin Care does not stop at your face. Our skin is our largest organ and needs care like the rest of our precious organs.
Thanks to publicity, the non-surgical anti-aging treatments such as Botox® and Dermal Fillers have taken over the market. There has been a staggering 55% increase in non-surgical treatment enquires, with the market worth an estimated £18million a year in the UK. The noticeable advance in technology, mixed with education and training for practitioners has generated a positive outcome in the forthcoming developments of the non-invasive world.
“Regenerate and Renew Your Skin Naturally.”
Radio-Frequency Facial Treatment
It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck. Based on current RF technologies, most people should see a significant improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery. Prices for radio-frequency facial tightening treatment depend on the desired area(s).
For example, many clients like to treat their chest, arms, and so on.
Radio-frequency facials have become a top Pro-aging treatment, with clinical trials producing noticeable results. In my research on tissue tightening devices, radio-frequency facials can minimize wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Diane Marie also discovered that when radio frequency is applied to problem areas like the thighs, it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Radio Frequency in Skincare
These facials use devices that have unipolar or bipolar radio frequencies, or a combination of both, to deeply penetrate the skin with thermal energy directed into the subcutaneous layer, describes Diane Marie. Bipolar energy provides superficial heating, while unipolar goes much deeper into the dermis. Heat initiates collagen synthesis as radio frequency ultimately damages the skin. Tightening occurs during the course of the skin’s self-repair.
The Treatment Process
If you’re going for a radio-frequency facial, plan for a 60- to 90-minute appointment. The treatment begins with make-up removal, skin cleansing , followed by the use of an Ultra Sonic Skin Scrubber for ultra clean skin, making to a better penetration of product and current. A cooling gel is then applied stimulating collagen and support the treatment’s effects aiding to hydration and antioxidant protection. This is followed by an Radio Frequency wand radiated around the face,working in conjunction with your lymphatic system to further stimulate collagen production. While positive changes are often seen after the first treatment, at least six treatments are recommended one week apart for complete results. Treatments can have ever lasting effects with 6 to 8 weeks maintenance treatments thereafter.
Review by a Beauty Expert
After hearing so much about radio-frequency facials, “Allure” magazine beauty editor Elizabeth Siegel decided to go for a treatment at a New York City spa. She found the results impressive — she reported noticing much tighter cheeks immediately, and within two days of receiving treatment, her smile lines were less apparent. Choose your aesthetician carefully to avoid burns and other mistakes that inexperienced aestheticians may cause
Non-Surgical Facelift: Experience Diane Marie’s Microcurrent Facial
Non-Surgical Facelift Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. My treatments take the efficacy of microcurrent to a new level by pairing it with Radio Frequency Thermal Lifting, or all by it self. Since microcurrent is sub-sensory, most patients fall asleep during treatments.
Not all microcurrent equipment is created equally. The ability of microcurrent to positively effect the tissue and the results that are achieved are completely dependent on not only the sophistication and engineering of the machine, but also on expert application by a trained practitioner.
Microcurrent is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body‘s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.
The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime.
How does microcurrent work?
Non-Surgical FaceliftWe first need to understand what causes our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to get stuck in these positions. A great example of this is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example of this can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition as we get older. As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.
There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the microcurrent facial treatment. The treatment lifts, smoothes, tightens and tones. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education – the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Having muscle re-education movements performed in a series re-trains the muscles to maintain this new contour. Microcurrent treatment allows the muscles the necessary energy to keep their tension in this new contour.
Since you are re-educating the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series is completed, the results can be maintained by by coming in every 4-8 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. If the full series of treatments is completed and maintenance sessions are continued on a monthly basis, results should last 3-4 years.
The Non Surgical Facial Lifting is one of the fastest growing services in the esthetic anti-aging industry today. Microcurrent has been proven to provide the following:
- 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone
- 12% increase in 20 days in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness
- 48% increase in 20 days in natural elastin production
- 39% increase in 20 days in blood circulation
What are the benefits of Microcurrent treatments?
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved muscle tone in face and neck
- Improved circulation
- Cleared up or reduced acne
- Lift of jowls and eyebrows
- Lymphatic drainage
- Sun damage treatment
- Skin pigment improvement
- Product penetration
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Hydrated and revitalized skin
- Improved elasticity
Non-Surgical FaceliftThe number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically clients will notice about 5 year reduction in facial aging.
The following are general and approximate guidelines for frequency of treatment:
- 20 – 30 years old: Preventative, to slow down the aging process
- 30 – 35 years old: Initial series of 6, once per week
- Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 35 – 40 years old: Initial series of 8-10, once to twice per week
- Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 40 – 50 years old: Initial series of 10-12, once to twice per week
- Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 50 – 60 years old: Initial series of 12-15, once to twice per week
- Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 60 plus years old: Initial series of 15-18, ideally twice per week
- Maintenance every 4 weeks
- Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up for an instant lift lasting up to two days.
- Excellent for post surgical facelift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.
Individuals with the following should not receive microcurrent:
If you have had a botox or filler treatment, we recommend to wait two weeks to receive a microcurrent facial. However, there is no downtime after a microcurrent facial. Patients who regularly get microcurrent facials actually lessen the need for and frequency of botox.
The Plasma Pen
The Plasma Pen is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure designed to subtly lift and tighten skin.
Many people are concerned about lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that gives away their age. These telltale signs of aging can give away your age and be difficult to hide with makeup. And since the skin loses collagen every year, lines and wrinkles start to become more prominent. The good news is many patients are candidates for non-invasive skin tightening and smoothing treatments. Just About Faces, Skin Studio and Apothecary is proud to offer Plasma Pen Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation treatments to restore and smooth the skin from the inside out.
Plasma Skin Tightening is the next big thing in beauty.
- Treatment is a direct alternative to facial surgery and other invasive anti-aging treatments without the risk and the high costs.
- The applications are endless, it’s possible for us to treat almost any part of the body that needs it.
- The procedure takes between 60 minutes to 120 minutes to complete per treatment.
How Does the Plasma Pen Work?
The Plasma Pen is unique because it works to tighten and strengthen loose skin around the eyes, mouth, and other parts of the face where the skin has become weaker or lost its elasticity. It’s an FDA approved treatment for stimulating collagen production and works with special technology that delivers nitrogen gas deep into the tissue to trigger tissue regeneration. Because it causes an ‘injury’ deep within the skin, the body recruits fibroblasts to rapidly heal the tissue. This results in rapid collagen rebuilding which in turn can make the skin appear smoother, tighter, more supple, and more youthful.
What Causes Loose or Sagging Skin?
The skin’s supportive structure is made of collagen and elastin. As we get older, we lose collagen every year. This makes the foundation of our skin break down which in turn causes looseness and sagging — especially in areas where the skin is weaker, such as around the eyes and mouth. The Plasma Pen treatment is powerful enough to help rebuild the skin at a deeper level and tighten some of the looser areas of skin. The skin continues to rebuild itself over time, helping you maintain a youthful look.
What Areas Can Be Treated with the Plasma Pen?
We can treat face, stomach, neck, and any area that needs tightening as well as stretch mark improvement, scar improvement, and skin spot removal!
The Plasma Pen allows you to eliminate superficial excess tissue helping dramatically improve saggy skin and wrinkles and can be used in the following areas:
Benefits of The Plasma Pen
See dramatic improvement in:
- Fine Lines
- Crows Feet Lines
- Nasal Labial Folds / Laugh Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Smokers / Kissing Lines
- Neck Lines
- Drooping Skin / Loose Skin
- Skin Tags
- Age Spot Removal
- Liver Spot Removal
- Freckle Removal
- Scar Improvement
- Stretch Mark Improvement
- And much more!
PLASMA SKIN TIGHTENING
How does it work?
The Plasma Skin Tightening is done with a tool that we simply call “The Pen” and it harnesses the power of plasma. Plasma is the fourth state of matter along with Solid, Liquid, and Gas. The principle involves the ionization of gases from the atmospheric air to create a micro electrical discharge or ARC. The ARC never touches the skin, but causes a micro injury to the skin’s epidermal layer whilst simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure via thermal conductions. This is more commonly known as Fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in the body that produce collagen.
What does it do?
This anti-aging treatment is based on a series of minute dots adjacent to the tension lines on the skin. This process triggers an immediate tightening, lifting, and remodeling of the skin.
This technique is used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. When the collagen in between the skins layers is encouraged to regenerate the results can be quite significant.
The skin will appear smoother, tighter, helps with the appearance of discolorations, lines on the face or body skin are reduced considerably all contributing to a more youthful, healthy and luminous looking skin. All without surgery!
Why Plasma Skin Tighting Treatment vs Cosmetic Surgery?
- No Bruising
- No Bleeding
- No Stitches
- Long lasting results
- Safe and Effective Treatment
- Limited Downtime
- Immediate Results
- Non-Invasive Treatment
- Non-surgical Technique
- No Scalpel or Surgical Cutting of the Skin
- Almost Painless with Anesthetic Cream
- No thinning of the skin and more uniform than ablative resurfacing using lasers
Who is a candidate?
Fitzpatrick skin types I-III are safe candidates for the Plasma Skin treatment. The Darker skin tones may not be good candidates for the Plasma treatment. This is all depending on the individuals skin and will be determined during the time of consultation. I have included a chart below that is called, “The Fitzpatrick Scale” of skin color, to show an example of how it is determined which skins are which. This chart is referenced for many different skin treatments and is very commonly used within the aesthetics field.
Risks and Downtime
As with ANY procedure there are risks, and with almost every aesthetic procedure there is a little “downtime.” Downtime can be subjective, every person has a different perspective of what “looks bad” and what is “uncomfortable.” As well as how fast a person heals, no 2 people heal the same way. However, being a professional doing this procedure for many of my clients, it has been no longer than 10 days for the outer skin to heal and then the rest of the magic happens below the surface. I allow between 8-12 weeks before I will do another plasma treatment. This assures me that the skin has properly healed inside and is at optimal collagen regrowth from the first treatment. After that time another treatment can be successfully done, with the results getting more apparent and longer lasting.
If a series of treatments is desired, after discussion during the consultation, I find for longer lasting results we can do a follow up treatment at 5 to 6 weeks of Radio Frequency. This treatment is an excellent collagen enhancer and works wonderfully to aid in the process of your plasma Skin Tightening procedure. Another pairing treatment to the Plasma Skin Tightening is my Microchanneling Stem Cell Treatment. I have many clients that will do a plasma skin tightening and then go into a series of microchanneling with stem cell. The results are wonderful as well, it all depends on the individual’s goals and the condition of the skin being treated.
Risk can include swelling, slight bruising, and skin discoloration during the treatment and healing process.
You will have small scabbing dots that will fall off in 5-7 days. (MAX 10 days)
Your downtime may include:
- Redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area
- Average of 8 days downtime on the face and neck areas
- Average of 10 to 14 days on the body, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment
- Swelling usually begins the day following your treatment, and peaks around day 3
- After day 3, swelling subsides and scabs form
- Scabs normally begin to fall off around day 6 and 7 (for face and neck)
Please be aware that the days indicated are simply guidelines for average healing time. Healing time and results may be negatively compromised by not following the aftercare protocol that will be clearly outlined for you and that I will carefully go through it with you step by step . I always follow up with the client post treatment, we are in this together. All These factors will all be discussed during the consultation appointment.