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Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are a special medical grade thread that is thinner than hair, made of protein. Research has confirmed that PDO relaxes tendons and muscles, while improving the blood flow to the area stimulating neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen in the skin).
The threads will dissolve over a few months leaving behind new collagen and a visible tightening and lifting effect.
There are two types of threads: smooth and barbed. Smooth increases volume and barbed threads have more a lifting effect.
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly. The ultrasound energy encourages the productions of collagen.
Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage actually stimulates the cells to produce more collagen.
The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer skin. Since the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on a specific tissue site below the skin’s surface, there’s no damage to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent issue.
Multi-polar RF Technology
Multi-polar RF energy is precisely focused at the coagulation spots that HIFU already delivered thanks to the differences between normal tissues and coagulation spots. In doing so, RF energy remodels collagen at the targeted tissues for skin lifting and tightening and thermally stimulates them with more efficiency.
Micro-current helps regenerate tissue through a low level electrical stimulation. It stimulates your collagen production and re-educates your muscles. Micro-current also stimulates the muscles to either tighten (jowls) or loosen (eye and lip lines).
It has been proven to increase the ATP of your cells, increasing cellular production.
People with photodamaged skin or a high degree of loose skin may need several treatments before seeing results.
Microneedling creates micro-injuries which trigger the growth of fibroblasts cells that stimulate the production of collagen resulting in plumper and smoother looking skin. When an injury occurs, your skin will destroy the old damaged tissue that causes acne scarring and wrinkles. Then it will replace it with freshly produced collagen. This treatment is best for all the skin types and tones, especially for the people who are facing a problem like acne scarring, wrinkling, fine lines and dilated pores.
Our Elite Microneedling with MDerma takes our regular microneedling to the next level. MDerma is the newest microneedling equipment by Derma Pen. The needles sit differently within the pen allowing the needles to penetrate at a deeper level. This is followed by a cooling treatment.
You should expect to be slightly red to red, like a sunburn after the treatment. You will most likely be red and swollen for the next couple days. Each treatment includes a take home Recovery Skin Care Set to use over the next week.
PRP is platelet rich plasma. Our physician will draw one tube of blood from your arm and place that inside a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the serum, platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. The plasma that contains higher concentration of platelets is collected and viola! – PRP.
The client will be numbing while the blood is spinning.
PRP contains many different and potent growth factors along with other proteins that stimulate the healing of soft tissue. Studies have shown that the growth factors in platelets can stimulate your stem cells resulting in the growth of new skin.
Using the Elite MDerma microneedling Pen to create tiny channels along the surface allows full penetration of PRP into the dermis, through the epidermis. Applying PRP topically allows us to get an even distribution of the PRP.
Microcurrent to a low level electrical stimulation regenerate cells and re-educate muscles.
Micro-current whispers” to your cells to increase their regeneration and “talks” to your muscles to re-educate your muscles. Muscles that have become elongated (jowls) will shorten. Muscles that have shortened over time (lip wrinkles) will lengthen and relax. It is proven to increase the ATP of your cells, creating quicker cellular regeneration.
Discounts are available for packages of 6 or 12 treatments.
This helps fine lines and mild scarring. It can also be used to maintain results from the Elite Microneedling with MDerma.
What is LED Technology?
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) have been studied by NASA and the Marshall Space Station in Alabama for over 30 years. It is proven that while in space astronauts experience bone and muscle atrophy and any wounds do not heal until back on Earth. The effects of light and gravity have been studies for many, many years. The results have shown the ability of light to promote cell growth and cellular repair.
LED treatments work by activating skin cells with low level, non-thermal light energy. This is very similar to photosynthesis in plants.
We recently started using hyaluronic acid and Argireline with our LED treatments.
This new treatment includes:
sodium hyaluronate – Sodium hyaluronate is smaller than hyaluronic acid and is able to move more freely into the deeper layers of the skin. This is an advantage since sodium hyaluronate is a powerful humectant that attracts and holds on to water, making it the ultimate skin moisturizer. This helps to hydrate skin and keep it moist and supple. Because it attracts and binds to water, it causes slight swelling. This swelling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives skin a more youthful appearance. In addition, the subtle swelling increases volume, which makes skin look younger
Argireline relaxes facial tension, leading to the relaxation of facial muscles that contribute to lines and wrinkles. Argireline works by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters released by the brain that tell these facial muscles to tense. The result is relaxed musculature and reduced wrinkles and lines. Argireline works on mechanical lines and tension-related wrinkles and therefore makes an excellent combination with other, more traditional, anti wrinkle ingredients that work by resurfacing and moisturizing the skin.
What’s the difference between Laser, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED)
• High powered coherent light that delivers one wavelength (color) at a time
• Causes a thermal heat energy (a burn)
• Causes photocoagulation (wounding agent)
• Painful and requires some downtime
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
• Scattered light allows for faster treatment and deeper penetration
• Focuses on a larger area
• Causes thermal heat energy, but with less of a burn
• Is a photocoagulation
• Much less downtime and discomfort than laser
Celluma Light Emitting diode (LED)
• Uses the same amount of energy (wavelength) as lasers & IPL’s
• Does not cause a thermal heat energy
• It converts light energy into cell energy, stimulating fibroblasts, producing collagen
• Is a Photo-Bio-Stimulation (non-wounding agent)
• Promotes wound healing by 50%
• No downtime or discomfort, most people fall asleep
• Visible results
• Frequency of treatments: Once a week for 6 weeks, then once every 45—60 days.
• Each treatment takes 45 minutes
Botox® purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there's no botulism risk. They work by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.
Dysport® has been FDA approved since 2009. It is a injectable neuromodulator, similar to Botox.
Technically, Dysport and Botox differ in the protein structures. More importantly for you,Dysport® kicks in faster. Studies show that Dysport may last longer.
Dysport is s smaller molecule so it measured differently and you will you will need more units.
We offer many types of fillers including, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Veluma®, Belotero® and others. Pricing and product used depends on the area and severity of lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Ammann will consult with you to determine which product is advisable for you.