Reduce Wrinkles Without Surgery or Downtime!

Pelleve-Naturally-YouIs there a way to reduce wrinkles on the face or neck without injections or downtime?

Yes! Pellevé® is a wrinkle reduction treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep layers of the skin, which helps stimulate the natural regeneration of your own collagen without affecting the surface of the skin. This new collagen production in the dermal layer helps to soften lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin.

What can Pellevé be used for?

Pellevé can treat wrinklesskin laxityjowls and the neck. It is particularly beneficial for facial areas that are otherwise hard to treat, such as bags and dark circles under the eyes and ageing lipstick lines. Pellevé benefits the neck as well – reducing crepey skin and tightening what many refer to as their “turkey waddle.”

Will it hurt?

No! This procedure is virtually painless with most patients reporting it feels like a hot stone massage.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically a series of 3-4 treatments about one month apart is recommended with touch-ups about twice a year for optimal results.

When can I resume normal activities after treatment?

There is no downtime with Pellevé and patients can apply make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Your skin may appear slightly pink for about ½ an hour.

When will I see results?

Most patients see temporary results for about 24 hours after treatment due to the plumping of the skin from the elevation of skin temperature. However, the process of regenerating collagen takes time, and therefore results will continue to improve over several months. The results are gradual as the collagen works under the skin.

Can I combine Pellevé with other treatments?

For deep lines and wrinkles Pellevé can be combined with dermal fillers. After a few treatments with Pellevé many patients need less filler to achieve the results they desire.

How do I get started at ESCC?

A complimentary consultation with the nurse at Enhanced Skin Care Center will help you determine how Pellevé will benefit you – as a replacement for fillers or in combination.

Please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

Microneedling – A Hot Topic in Skin Care

eclipse-micropenMicroneedling is one of the hottest topics in skin care today – and for good reason…
Microneedling
is a clinically proven treatment that, when executed correctly, produces collagen and elastin in aging skin. This is known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a process in which microneedles puncture the skin to stimulate and manipulate the body’s natural healing properties.

Two Layers of Skin
Skin is composed of two primary layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outermost protective layer. The dermis – commonly known as the “true skin” – is the most important layer since it is home to the essential functioning components of the skin. This layer is made up of fibroblasts, which are primarily responsible for producing collagen and elastin.

Collagen makes up 70% of the dermis and plays a vital role in the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. At the average age of 35, almost half of the collagen that we were born with is lost. As a result, degenerative skin changes can become visible. As the skin ages, it begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, but it CAN be rejuvenated!

Rejuvenate with Micro Needling
During the process of microneedling, small micro-channels are created in the skin to activate the body’s natural healing response. During the regeneration cycle, the body intensifies the release of growth factors within the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, collagen and elastin production is accelerated to heal the wound, which builds new layers of healthy skin cells.**

At ESCC we use the Eclipse MicroPen and recommend a series of three treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Downtime is minimal – most experience pink/redness to the skin on the day of treatment – returning to normal within 24-48 hours. This treatment is fine to do during the summer months with the daily use of good sunscreen!

For more information about healthy skin, please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

 

**Source – Clinical Resolution Lab – 3/13/17

Dermal Fillers…what are they and what do they do?

In recent months there has been a lot of press about “dermal fillers”, specifically Restylane and Juvederm. Many people are confused about what dermal fillers are and what they do. Read on for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about dermal fillers.

What is Restylane and Juvederm?

Restylane and Juvederm are brand names of substances commonly referred to by doctors as dermal fillers. Both of these products are safe and natural fillers made up of a non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the body.

What can fillers do?

Fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin. They are best used to fill in lines around the nose (nasolabial folds), around the lips, and areas at the corners of the lips (marionette lines). Fillers are also used to restore fullness to the lips and areas in the face like cheeks and hollows under the eyes.

Are fillers safe?

Yes. Fillers have been used for more than 20 years worldwide. Since the hyaluronic acid is fully compatible with your bodily fluids there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions and no allergy testing is required.

What is the procedure like?

First you will consult with the doctor about the specific areas in which you would like volume restored. Once the area(s) have been determined, a topical numbing cream is applied to your skin for about 20-30 minutes prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort from the injection. The product is then injected into the desired areas. Usually the entire procedure takes less than an hour and a half (including the numbing time.)

Are there any side effects?

This can vary by the individual. After the treatment you may have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than a week. You also may experience some bruising at the injection sight – which can typically be concealed with cover-up. We do have pre-procedure instructions that can help minimize swelling and bruising as well as a natural supplement called Arnica Montana for those who tend to bruise more easily. We always advise people to schedule their procedure at least 2-3 weeks before a special event like a wedding, to ensure no visible signs of the procedure.

How long does the filler last?

Fillers can last 6 to 12 months depending upon the individual. The exception to this is when used around the lips. Because we use our lips more often through eating, talking, etc. the product is more quickly metabolized by the body and may last closer to 6 months. Recently Restylane has been granted FDA approval for the duration of up to 18 months if a patient comes in for an enhancement between 6 and 9 months. We have found that patients who return within 6 to 9 months for a touch-up are able to sustain their results for well over a year.

What is the cost of the procedure?

The product is priced per syringe, and the cost of the procedure depends upon how many syringes needed to make your desired correction. The more volume you want restored, the more syringes needed. Please note that all syringes don’t always have to be done in one visit. Often a patient will have some filler injected at one visit and then return in a few weeks to have additional filler placed in areas where she/he wants more volume. This layering process does not detract from the final result and can help to make the procedure more manageable financially. Because it is difficult to accurately quote a cost without seeing the patient first, we suggest scheduling a complimentary consultation to accurately determine a treatment plan for you.

I am considering the procedure. What should I do?

Please call our office to set up a complimentary consultation with our nurse. She will answer any questions you may have, give you an accurate price for the procedure, and provide pre-treatment instructions.

Dermal fillers are a safe, effective way to immediately improve lines and wrinkles on the face with little or no downtime. In comparison with other cosmetic procedures this is an affordable option to enhance your appearance. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your complimentary consultation to see if dermal fillers are right for you, please contact us today by calling 734.946.8800 or visiting our website.