• Lasers and Radio-Frequency Microneedling Procedure

    by Dr. Baraki
    on Oct 18th, 2017

Everyone loves options. This is especially true when it comes to aesthetic treatments. For many years, options were limited to say the least. Major surgeries were the only viable solution for a long time. While these procedures are of course effective and many are happy with the results, they aren’t for everyone. Some people prefer non-surgical options and injectables only have specific use cases. So, what’s someone who wouldn’t necessarily benefit from plastic surgery or injectables to do? The answer may be a variety of laser and radio-frequency treatments.

Laser treatments have quickly become some of the most popular aesthetic treatment options for people looking to reduce the appearance of aging or blemishes. The question then becomes which is right for you? Well, it depends on what problem you are looking to solve. There is not a one size fits all laser treatment. One particular laser treatment may be perfect for wrinkles around the mouth or eyes, for example, while another is ideal for eliminating pigmentations from years of sun damage. Your doctor can provide you with the correct treatment option that will help you reach your goals. Here are just some of the Laser and Radio-Frequency procedures you may be interested in that can help you look your best.


Radio Frequency Microneedling

The first treatment you should be familiar with is Radio Frequency Microneedling.. This treatment is popular thanks to its versatility. It can effectively treat fine lines, enlarged pores, wrinkles, loose skin, stretch marks and acne scars. It does this by stimulating collagen production, which is the essential protein that our body produces to keep our skin and hair looking young and healthy. As we get older, we produce less of it, which is partly why we develop signs of aging on our skin. While our natural production may slow or deplete, it can be stimulated to ramp up again so our own collagen is used to heal aging signs. With Radio Frequency Microneedling, concentrated energy is delivered into the selected skin depths via needles the diameter of hair. The needling can also be finely controlled so that it goes into the appropriate depth of the skin. This control makes it safe for all skin types.

Patients usually see the best results six to eight weeks following treatment and three treatment sessions are generally recommended to maximize results with minimal downtime and quick recovery.   


Micro Laser Peel Treatment

Not all signs of aging are related to wrinkles or fine lines. While most people enjoy a day out in the sun, some people really love the beach and will spend as much time as possible there. The issue with that, however, is that UV rays are quite damaging to our skin. Beyond the significantly increased risk for skin cancer that they can cause, visible sun damage can appear on your skin. This dulling or discoloration of the skin isn’t desirable, but it can be treated with MicroLaserPeel Treatment.

MicroLaserPeel (MLP) treatment is a great way to refresh dull and sun damaged skin. The doctors do laser peels at various intensities. For example, an Artic Peel done at 10 microns of depth clears surface sun damage, brightens the skin, and improves texture with minimal downtime. You will have a few days of redness followed by mild peeling. The doctors often do deeper peels to better repair sun-damaged skin. Deeper peels add more time to recovery. Your doctor will customize your treatment plan according to what you need and want. Frequently, Broadband Light treatment is added to a customized treatment plan to further treat age spots, skin discoloration and broken blood vessels. Results are noticeable and lovely.


Broadband Light treatment (BBL/IPL)

The light energy delivered by the BBL/IPL will gently be absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Over the next few days the pigmented lesions will darken and fall off. Pigmented lesions can be removed by full-face or spot-treat superficial resurfacing. Either procedure allows patients to experience quick recovery with smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, and a change in skin texture and tightness.



Platelet Rich Plasma with RF-Microneedling

Our body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, it just needs a little extra help sometimes to take on some bigger jobs. Much like how microneedling can stimulate collagen production, the application of platelet rich plasma also encourages the skin to heal at a quicker and more effective pace. If you’re not familiar with PRP treatments, the concept is rather simple. Your own blood is drawn and put through a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the plasma. The plasma is then reintroduced in this case through radio-frequency microneedling. By applying this platelet rich plasma to the treated areas, the skin’s own healing properties are magnified. This produces more visibly radiant and tight skin which rejuvenates and creates a youthful effect. PRP is used in a variety of medical treatments beyond microneedling in order to promote faster healing. It’s even been used in athletics to treat injuries.


Combination Laser Rejuvenation

Because you may have a variety of issues you’re looking to correct, a combination of laser therapies may be used in conjunction with one another to treat each issue more effectively. Your doctor can go over what your individual treatment plan may look like.


Conclusion

Our skin goes through many changes throughout the course of our lives. While aging brings about lines, wrinkles, and blemishes that may make you self-conscious, you don’t have to just accept them. There are more treatments available than ever before to help you achieve your goals of rejuvenation. Laser treatment,  Radio Frequency Microneedling and  Platelet Rich Plasma combined with Radio-Frequency  Microneedling, and more can be used separately or in conjunction with one another to give you the beautiful skin you desire. Which treatment is right for you? What are your goals? There’s only one way to find out. Book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Baraki and the team at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center are dedicated to providing you with the cutting-edge treatments and professional care you need so you can look your very best.

Author Dr. Baraki

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