Pearl Laser

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Pearl Fractional Laser

The Pearl laser is a device manufactured by Cutera Inc., and was designed as a skin tightening solution to get rid of wrinkles and rejuvenate ageing skin. The company is a San Francisco-based manufacturer of cosmetic devices that uses light to manipulate different layers of skin. The Pearl laser is just one of many Cutera brands, like the CoolGlide laser, a treatment for permanent hair removal; GenesisFlex, a radial pulse device for reducing muscle pain; and AcuTip, to address problem blood vessels. All of these machines have the potential of causing long term skin damage if used improperly, and are designed strictly for use at a physician’s office. Because of the possible side effects of the Pearl laser treatment and the accompanying skin inflammation, it is important to talk to your physician openly and honestly to avoid potential skin damage.

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How the Pearl Fractional Laser Works

Pearl laser skin resurfacing was designed mainly as an upkeep treatment, to address problems of ageing skin and skin pigmentation issues caused by the sun. This is a fractional laser, meaning that it treats both the dermis and the epidermis, but affects only a fraction of the skin. When a physician uses the Pearl laser, the device will take the laser beam and split it into smaller individual bursts that hit the skin in only a fraction of the treatment area. As these energy beams enter the skin, they can destroy hyperpigmentation clusters, and at the same time make it to the dermis to speed up collagen formation to get rid of wrinkles.

Few people realise the importance that collagen plays in keeping skin elastic, but the loss and damage of this protein in the skin is a significant factor in the development of wrinkles. By creating micro damage within this collagen-rich skin layer, the Pearl fractional laser forces the body to react and it’s the body’s healing process that is responsible for the treatment’s beautifying effects.

Treatment Intensity

The Pearl laser is a procedure that does not require a hospital stay, but can cause some pain and discomfort. A topical anesthetic is often used to diminish discomfort, but in people with especially sensitive skin, a general anesthetic may be required, or an alternative treatment should be considered. The sensation reported by most patients during Pearl laser resurfacing is that of hot, rapid pinches to the skin.

Is the Pearl Laser Treatment Effective?

The results of a typical Pearl laser skin resurfacing will not be apparent for approximately one week, and will gradually show improvement thereafter. Cutera suggests that the most significant results will take up to 3 months to present themselves, making this treatment a long term commitment. Although some patients notice results after just one treatment, multiple Pearl laser resurfacing treatments may be needed for serious problems like deep frown lines or sagging skin around the chin.

Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing Side Effects

The Pearl resurfacing laser is a non-ablative device, meaning that it doesn’t destroy cells in the epidermis. Typically laser resurfacing destroys cells in the epidermis to reveal healthy skin. However, this device largely bypasses the top layer, and focuses on strengthening the collagen fibers in the dermis layer of the skin. However, the Pearl laser resurfacing treatment can still have a variety of side effects and requires approximately a week to fully recover.

After the Pearl resurfacing laser treatment, patients report a sunburned sensation, accompanied by inflamed skin with some pain and discomfort. The treatment also requires the use of a special ointment for several days after treatment, and the patient should avoid the sun for at least four to five days. If you are going to try the Pearl laser resurfacing procedure, ensure that you have plenty of time to fully recover and avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun and other environmental pathogens.

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Sciton Laser

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Sciton Laser

Established in 1997, Sciton is a California company specialising in laser devices designed to treat a broad range of skin conditions, such as vascular lesions, acne, and hair removal, to name a few. The company’s product line mainly revolves around two products; the JOULE and the standalone BBL. The Sciton JOULE is a machine that serves as a versatile laser platform. It has a variety of adaptable modules that deliver different types of laser energy into the skin in order to fine tune treatment to specific skin problems. Think of it like a desktop computer with a large number of connected devices, all of which have a different purpose. The Sciton BBL is a standalone device that does not have as many treatment options but is smaller in size and us portable.

Sciton JOULE

This Sciton device was designed to address quite a few skin problems and to provide the physician with as many options as possible when selecting a course of treatment. For example, the BroadBand Light attachment uses light of different wavelengths to treat problems like age spots, excessive freckles, acne scars, and Rosacea. The ClearScan adapter for the Sciton JOULE treats wrinkles and helps with permanent hair removal, and was designed to speed up the procedure by shooting the energy beams at a higher repetition rate, allowing the physician to spend less time on each section of the skin. The company claims that the ClearScan adapter is safe for all skin tones and does not have any associated patient downtime, although it is always important to remember that with any laser procedure there is a chance of skin discoloration and damage.

The Countour TRL is another module for the Sciton JOULE and was created to address deep wrinkles, scars, and poor skin texture. There are several points that the company likes to make about this model. Firstly, the Sciton Contour module allows the physician more options over how deep into the skin the energy is delivered. Secondly the physician has greater control over the strength of the laser, and whether the cells are ablated (vaporised) or coagulated (damaged, but not completely destroyed). This is an important factor in this Sciton adapter because the depth of the procedure and the strength of the laser play a direct role in the development of side effects and the difficulty of recovery. Although the JOULE has built-in safeguards to diminish inadvertent skin damage, it’s important to realise that the more control a physician has with a potentially dangerous technology, the more experience he or she needs to avoid an accidental mistakes.

However, the Sciton JOULE does not only address skin problems, but also has adapters for addressing troublesome areas of fatty tissue. The ProLipo PLUS, for example, is an attachment that gives the physician the ability to break down fatty tissues into a semi liquid state through pulses of energy. This Sciton adapter can be used on areas like the upper arms, thighs, and the abdomen – areas that can be difficult to tone through exercise alone, especially after pregnancy.

Sciton BBLs

The smaller Sciton device, the BBL, is a portable machine that has a narrower range of treatment options. This device can treat problems like acne, deep scars, Rosacea, and may help tighten skin. However, the Sciton BBL does not give the physician nearly as many options as the JOULE, thereby diminishing the ability to customise treatment on a patient by patient basis. However, the company boasts that this device is able to maintain a precise cooling temperature, to maximise the comfort of the patient and the life of the hand tool.

Sciton Accessories

The company also sells two accessory pieces; the TempASSURE and ClearSense. The Sciton TempASSURE device was designed to allow stronger energy bursts to be used during tissue sculpting procedures. It does so by continuously monitoring the temperature of the patient’s bodily tissues, to prevent serious damage from overheating. ClearSense is a Sciton adapter designed to treat the feet by addressing warts and removing toenail blemishes.   

 

 

Palomar Laser

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The Palomar laser is an aesthetic medical device used for cosmetic purposes like hair removal, treatment of leg veins, wrinkle removal, and to address skin pigmentation issues. This machine was developed by Palomar, a company that was purchased by another medical devises developer, Cynosure, in 2013. Cynosure was already focusing on research and development of various laser technologies for applications in skin care, and Palomar laser was a logical fit for this acquisition. In addition to this newly acquired product line, the Cynosure carries other device brands like Slim Lipo, a laser machine designed to contour fatty tissues; the Palomar Emerge Fractional Laser, for skin resurfacing; and the StarLux machine to get rid of wrinkles, scars, and unwanted hair. Although lasers have been used in skin care for half a century, it is important to keep in mind that such technologies can be vastly different and can cause different levels of skin damage, have different recovery times, and may not be effective for everyone. With this in mind, a good way to understand what the Palomar laser can do is to look at its complementary features and how they affect treatment.

How the Palomar Laser Works

When it comes to laser technology for skin care, the idea behind treatment is pretty simple. Devices like the Palomar laser amplify light energy to the point where the beam is strong enough to affect skin cells. Think about it this way, your body already reacts to light radiation by producing melanin pigment to reduce skin damage. When this energy is amplified in a laser, it can be strong enough to coagulate cells, or to vaporise them altogether. When technologies like the Palomar laser are used, the damage they cause to skin cells and collagen fibers stimulate the body’s natural responses to replace the damaged cells with new ones and create the appearance of healthy skin.

When is the Palomar Laser Used?

Technologies like the Palomar laser are used to treat a variety of skin conditions like wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation issues, and hair removal. However, it is important to remember that lasers can cause a lot of discomfort to the skin, because they actually damage tissues. This is more so true for ablative lasers, which often completely destroy cells on the surface, thus causing more discomfort and requiring longer healing times. In response to such problems, devices like the Palomar laser contain features designed to reduce discomfort and potential side effects.

For example, the PalomarIcon laser includes a cooling technology designed to prevent skin damage from device head overheating. Some of the other features included in Palomar laser line are special micro-lenses to increase the laser effectiveness and decrease procedure durations, as well as a number of hand pieces that specifically calibrate the light energy depending on the skin problem that is being treated.

Palomar StarLux

The StarLux is another laser device that was created by Palomar, and is specifically a non-ablative laser, designed for shorter recovery times. This Palomar laser is also used to get rid of wrinkles, minimize the appearance of acne scars, and stunt hair growth. Although the company claims that StarLux was designed to prevent pain and discomfort from over-heating, it is important to note that some individuals may experience redness and swelling after treatment. However, because the strength of the laser is mitigated, treatment may likely need to be repeated several times in order for results to show.

Slim Lipo

The Palomar Slim Lipo technology is used to address the signs of ageing by contouring problem areas of the body. This device uses laser energy to break down the lipids in fat cells, thus re-shaping fatty tissues that cannot be addressed with simple diet or exercise. Most commonly this device would be used on areas where the skin starts to sag because it can no longer support the fatty tissue underneath. Keep in mind that this Palomar laser technology can cause discomfort, and local anesthesia will likely be necessary.

Cutera

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Cutera Laser Aesthetic Products

Cutera was founded in 1998, and currently, the company’s headquarters are located in San Francisco, California. The company was developed so that its founders, who specialized in creating YAG and CO2 lasers for aesthetic medicine, could design, manufacture and sell products on a global basis in order to help people with their aesthetic concerns. Cutera Laser has designed a number of aesthetic light and laser machines that are used for hair removal, skin pigmentation problems, the treatment of vascular conditions (such as spider veins), and ablative treatments for patients who want to look younger without having to undergo cosmetic surgery. Today Cutera is a global company that sells its aesthetic laser units in more than forty different countries; some of these units include Cutera Xeo, Limelight, the Prowave, and the Cutera Coolglide.

Cutera Xeo Laser

The Cutera Xeo laser platform is a customizable unit that allows aesthetic physicians to remain versatile throughout the day as they perform different treatments. The portable platform supports a variety of procedures, such as hair removal, skin discoloration treatments, and vascular procedures. The Cutera Xeo unit features an internal cooling system that is self-contained, providing patients with a continuous flow of air to treated skin for optimum comfort. The machine runs a number of different Cutera lasers and features one-touch controls to allow physicians and other clinic employees to switch from one treatment to the other with relative ease, which results in a shorter treatment time.

Cutera Limelight Laser

The Cutera Limelight laser is used to reduce the appearance of spider veins and other visible veins against the surface of the skin, as well as to treat pigmentation issues. The unit has a number of versatile features that include pre-set programs that make treatment of these issues quick and effective, as well as safe for the patient, according to the company’s website. Cutera Limelight also features real-time calibration so that the physician can ensure that the power output of laser is steady. The company asserts that his unit has the distinction of operating equally well for both low and high-contrast pigmentation issues.

Cutera Prowave

This laser, which is designed to work specifically for the Cutera Xeo platform, allows physicians to perform hair removal procedures on a number of different patients who have fine hair that is difficult to remove with more traditional methods. In some cases, patients who have this type of hair experience redness, pain, and discomfort both during and after hair removal treatment with other systems because they are designed to remove thick, coarse hair. The Cutera Prowave delivers rapid but short pulses of light in order to treat smaller areas, thus reducing chances of irritation. The operator can also control both the flow of energy and the temperature of the epidermis via controls on the hand piece, which improves precision delivery of both the energy and the skin coolant.

The Cutera Coolglide

The Cutera Coolglide is a laser that was designed by the company to offer patients total and permanent hair reduction on almost any part of the body. The CoolGlide is a 1064 Nd:YAG laser that allows the physician to control the flow of the laser’s energy and the coolant system separately, which gives her greater control over patient comfort.

The Cutera Pearl

The Cutera Pearl is a non-ablative fractional laser that works with the Cutera Xeo platform and is designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles with a minimum of downtime. The Pearl runs on a 2790 nm wavelength, which allows the operator to deliver the laser’s energy more precisely. According to the company, patients who are treated with the Cutera Pearl tend to see faster healing times and fewer side effects when they undergo skin rejuvenation treatment with this unit, although such statements are sometimes difficult to validate, as most companies usually claim to have the best product on the market.

Candela Laser

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Candela Laser

The Candela Laser Company began making a footprint into our industry when it first started its operations in the U.S. in 1970, and it’s current technological direction is being spearheaded by the CEO Gerald Puorro. The company, now a joint venture with the even better known Syneron Aesthetic company, is located in Massachusetts and offers a number of aesthetics machines to physician’s offices and skin care clinics. Candela Laser manufactures medical-grade optical energy technologies for a large number of cosmetic procedures such as the treatment of acne and acne scars, laser hair removal, treatment of uneven skin pigmentation, tattoo removal, and procedures to get rid of wrinkles. The company offers a number of different hair removal systems, with their most popular of which being the Candela Gentlelase and the Candela Smoothbeam laser. The Candela laser hair removal devices are designed for all classes of hair type, from type 1-5 on the Fitzpatrick scale, and regardless of thickness or coarseness. When looking for a physician to perform various aesthetic procedures with the company’s lasers, it is important to locate one who has experience with such devices, as the variety of settings may cause inadvertent errors that will lead to skin damage.

Candela Laser Hair Removal

Physicians who choose a Candela laser hair removal solutions can select from a number of different machines. For example, the Gentle Max Pro Candela laser machine is a hair removal system that also treats skin pigmentation issues, as well as vascular lesions.  This Candela laser machine combines two different powerful lasers to remove hair quickly and with a minimal amount of pain. The Gentle Max Pro is part of a series that also includes the GentleLase Pro-U and the Candela Smoothbeam laser. Each of these lasers can be upgraded during purchase to increase the efficiency of treatment delivery to patients.

Candela laser hair removal products are designed to deliver light energy to the hair follicle, destroying the follicle completely in the process, thus inhibiting re-growth. Surrounding skin is protected during the procedure because the company claims that this fractional laser can deliver a highly-targeted beam of light to smaller areas of skin. This is believed to decrease the chances of serious injury or damage to surrounding skin. In addition, the Candela laser Motif HR system includes tools that are specifically designed to treat larger areas of the body in order to decrease procedure time for greater patient satisfaction.

The Elos Plus

The elos Plus Syneron Candela laser has a number of features that will allow physicians to work faster and with more efficiency. This system features an interface that allows users to choose from a number of treatments with the touch of a button, allowing for multiple procedures that include hair removal, acne treatment, and skin pigmentation problems. The digital feedback system lets physicians know exactly how much energy is being delivered to the skin so that immediate adjustments can be made. This Candela laser system also includes a number of different applicators—eight in all—to offer patients a wider selection of treatment options.

The eMax

The eMax Syneron Candela laser system is another example of a multi-functional laser machine for hair removal, skin tightening, and for treating skin pigmentation issues. The eMax system also treats acne, wrinkles, and is designed to tighten skin with the company’s patented ReFirme treatment.

eTwo

The eTwo is a facial rejuvenation system from Candela that offers a number of benefits for physician offices. Not only is this system highly portable and lightweight, but it also allows physicians to offer their patients two different facial treatments in a short amount of time. The company claims that the eTwo can deliver treatment in as briefly as twenty minutes with little to no downtime afterward. eTwo combines two treatments, which are the Sublime and Sublative rejuvenation, both of which apply radio frequency energy to the skin, and many skin care experts believe this stimulates the growth of new collagen to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Candela laser technology can be an effective tool to fight signs of aging and remove unwanted hair, but can carry risks of skin burning and prolonged discomfort after treatment.

Lumenis Aesthetic

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Lumenis – Energy to Healthcare

In this today’s Clinical Roundtable we review the prominent Aesthetic laser company, Lumenis. Founded in 1973, in Israel, Lumenis manufactures medical devices that focus on the use of energy to achieve various medical and aesthetic goals, and they have been a very significant part of the history of cosmetic lasers. The company’s products are usually sold to hospitals and physician offices and have been used in a wide array of applications. For example, the Lumenis LightSheer line is used for hair removal and the Aluma line uses radio frequency energy to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Other Lumenis products are designed address varicose veins, skin pigmentation, get rid of tattoos, and diminish the appearance of Rosacea and acne scars. To understand how these devices have benefited patients, we will look at the product array that the company offers.

Lumenis LightSheer

The company manufactures several devices to manage hair growth. The Lumenis LightSheer product line contains hair removal devices that use light energy as a permanent hair removal tool. These utilise laser technology to send pulses of energy directly into the follicle, which damages the follicle and stunts future hair growth.

To minimise the amount of energy being absorbed into the skin, the Lumenis LightSheer devices use a suction technique. Here the skin is suctioned into the device head, causing the skin to expand, constricting blood vessels near the surface layers, and in this way decreasing the obstacles between the laser and the hair follicle. This decreases the amount of energy needed to achieve the result, thus mitigating possible skin damage. The company also claims that because of this technique, local anesthetic is virtually unnecessary.

Further, the Lumenis LightSheer Duet model has several tool sizes, to give the physician more treatment options for various areas on the body. For example, the larger tool can be used for areas such as the legs, arms and abdomen, while the smaller tool is more appropriate for the delicate skin on the face.

Lumenis Aluma Line

The company’s Aluma line fits into the category of non-surgical skin tightening. The devices in this Lumenis line send radio frequency energy into the skin, which heats up the dermis layer in order to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is an essential protein that is responsible for skin elasticity and by heating up the collagen fibers, the Aluma devices stimulate the natural rejuvenation of the fibers. However, it’s important to note that effects from these treatments may take a while to become visible, as this Lumenis line aims to stimulate the body’s natural processes, rather than to show immediate effects the way a dermal filler would.

AcuPulse

The Lumenis AcuPulse line includes a variety of CO2 laser devices which use short bursts of light to address skin conditions like wrinkles, skin discoloration, and can help get rid of acne scars. The laser does so by destroying damaged layers of skin, and stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells. As with any laser skin resurfacing technology, physicians may likely need to administer an anesthetic due to the burning sensation and the associated pain. Permanent skin damage is also possible if used incorrectly, although Lumenis suggests that its laser products use specialised energy burst sequences to minimize the possibility of damage and reduce recovery times.

Lumenis UltraPulse Fractional Laser

The company’s UltraPulse system is another example of a CO2 laser, except this Lumenis product is meant for more serious laser procedures. The company claims that this machine is up to six times stronger than most CO2 lasers and produces pulsations that can penetrate deeper into the skin. UltraPulse also has a variety of settings that can help the physician tailor the strength of treatment based on the patient’s aesthetic goals and needs. Further, Lumenis suggests that because of the power available in UltraPulse, the treatment times can be significantly reduced, as skin areas only need to be treated once.

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Nose Job Cost

What does a Nose Job cost?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, there are several ways to alter it aesthetically. There are options that require surgery and some that do not. If you have issues of major deformity, or function, your options may be limited. For cases where you are only trying to make minor changes to the appearance of your nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty is preferred. Not only is non-surgical treatment much less expensive, it also comes with no downtime and fewer, if any, risks. If you are looking for a nose job on a budget, the non-surgical option is always going to be better.

The average traditional surgical nose job cost is anywhere from $3000 to $8000 depending on many factors. The price will be dependent upon the complexity of the procedure required, the region where it is performed, and the specialist who performs the surgery. Not only does a surgical nose job cost a considerable amount of money, it requires healing and recovery time which can have you missing work for several days at best. It may, or may not, be covered by insurance. Surgical options are excellent when you are looking to fix problems that are limiting the function of your respiratory system, or for major congenital deformities.

If you are looking for a procedure that will have immediate results and will not require you to have invasive surgery, then a non-surgical rhinoplasty, or nose job, can give you the same results without all the disadvantages of surgery. Not only will it come with less risk and side effects, the cost of a non-surgical nose job will be considerably less. The average cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a fraction of its surgical counterpart, averaging $1000 or less for treatment. The results are immediate, and should you not be pleased, are not permanent. That means that if you are not pleased with the procedure, you don’t have to worry about future surgeries to correct it. It will be reabsorbed into the skin over the span of a year.

The cost of a non-surgical nose job is less expensive and less risky. At a much more desirable price tag, the original treatment can aesthetically correct your appearance, and only require occasional touch ups that are relatively inexpensive. It also gives you the opportunity to tweak the results – this gives you more than once to get it right, unlike surgery. For those who are looking to alter their appearance dramatically without the disadvantages of surgery, a non surgical rhinoplasty is ideal.

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Did You Know There Are Non-Surgical Options?

Not everyone is born looking the way they want. For some, there are things about themselves, that if they could change, they would. If you have always wished that your nose was shaped differently, there is a procedure which can alter the appearance of it. Rhinoplasty is a surgery that can reshape the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Since it is an invasive treatment, it does not come without downtime and risks related to surgery. More commonly referred to as a nose job, plastic surgeons everywhere are correcting imperfections for millions around the world.

What type of corrections can rhinoplasty make?

Rhinoplasty can correct many conditions, some that are you are born with, and others which can result from an accident. It can aid in both aesthetically treating the nose, as well as functionally treating any medical abnormalities. When there has been trauma, it can repair damage that can lead to respiratory impediment. Not a new procedure, it has been practiced by plastic surgeons for decades with successful results abound.

Which types of professionals are trained for rhinoplasty surgery in Sydney?

There are two types of procedures for rhinoplasty, closed and open. An otolaryngologist, a plastic surgeon, or a maxillofacial surgeon can perform rhinoplasty. They are all specially trained professionals who fix the nose in many different ways. The determination of who is best for the given procedure depends upon why you are having it done. If you are aesthetically fixing your nose, a plastic surgeon is probably more inept than an otolaryngologist, who is more appropriate for functional abnormalities.

How is a rhinoplasty done?

When you have a rhinoplasty the surgeon begins by separating the soft tissue and the skin from the osseo-cartilaginous framework of the nasal cavity. Once the structure is corrected, as indicated to fix the form and the function of it, the incisions are sutured carefully. The site is then packed with a stent, or a package, to keep the construction in place. It is important to completely immobilize the nasal cavity to allow for healing time.

What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

There is such a thing as non-surgical rhinoplasty. It is more appropriate in times when the modification is simple or slight. Used to correct minor flaws of the nose, it saves patients from the risks of surgery, and from the downtime that is required after surgery. It involves using various fillers, or biological inserts, to reshape the nose under the skin. Injections are made below the surface of the skin in systematic places to inject the filler. In doing so it is able create a different shape to the nose.

What are the advantages of both types of rhinoplasty available in Sydney?

The major advantage of the non-surgical method is that there is no surgery involved. Being able to affectively change the structure of the nose, without the invasion and risks of surgery, is always preferred. There are limitations to the non-surgical variation. It is not as effective to alter major flaws, or defects of the nose and nasal cavity. When there is a structural issue, non-surgical rhinoplasty will not be able to effective fix the deformities. For those who are looking for minor alterations, however, it does an excellent job of changing the nose to make it more proportioned to the face.

When you have surgery, should you not be happy with the results, being able to alter it will be difficult and require more surgery. The non-surgical course, if not pleased with, will be reabsorbed over time. If you are displeased with the turn out of the procedure, it is not permanent. Over time, the fillers will disappear leaving you with the nose you had prior to the injections. That allows you, in essence, to start over. It is also possible, if you are displeased, to add more fillers to fix whatever corrections you are unhappy with. When possible with any surgery, it is best to start with the least invasive, and if the results are not achieved, to progress to more difficult procedures. There is no harm to beginning with the non surgical rhinoplasty, because surgery is permanent, it should always be the last course of treatment. Non surgical rhinoplasty is something that can be performed on an outpatient basis. Any cosmetic  physician is qualified to conduct the procedure in office. No downtime required, you are able to return to your regular schedule that day and the results are immediate. The complexity of alteration that is needed will ultimately determine which procedure is best for you, but when possible, it is always best to minimize risks.

Review Of Various Skin Tightening Treatments – Sydney

We review different treatments….

There are various options available to consumers when it comes to non-surgical skin tightening treatments. At Advanced Dermatology we’ve put several through the test.

  1. Thermage Skin Tightening

Through the natural processes of ageing, collagen in the dermis (the mid-layer of skin) is gradually lost and contributes to the formation of facial lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. The Thermage procedure uses a special treatment tip (ThermaTip™) to deliver controlled amounts of RF energy into the collagen layers of the skin. This form of energy produces a heating action that penetrates the collagen and causes it to contract and tighten. In addition, collagen production is triggered and over a period of about 6 months, new collagen grows to further tighten the skin. Thermage stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on and off the face, lik tighter, smoother skin, softened wrinkles and lines  and an overall younger looking appearance. So people won’t think you’ve been away at surgery. They’ll think you’ve been away on vacation. Thermage is compatible with most cosmetic procedures; however, you will need to discuss your past procedures, as well as your current expectations, with your physician.

  1. Pelleve Skin Tightreing

Pelleve is a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that utilises radiofrequency energy. A unique device is used to saturate deep layers of the skin with this energy, reaching your skin’s collagen stores. This energy gradually heats the collagen and causes it to contract. Over time, this stimulation causes the development of new collagen.

Collagen is what keeps young skin firm and prevents fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Human skin naturally produces less and less skin with age, which is why you start to see unattractive signs of ageing as you get older. Most topical treatments fail to deliver the results you expect because they are inefficient at stimulating the development of new collagen.

There are some surgical treatments that can force your skin to look fresh and youthful, but those procedures come with significant risks and painful recovery periods. They can also look unnatural, especially in cases where patients have been “overdone”. Pelleve does not require surgery and delivers fast, long-lasting results without the painful recovery or downtime required with surgery.

  1. Titan Skin Tightening

Titan skin tightening treatments work by introducing infrared light to sagging skin, which penetrates the epidermis and works to boost collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your skin that plays a big role in how firm your skin is, but over time the body decreases its production, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. However, unlike radiofrequency treatments, the infrared light that is dispensed during a Titan treatment does not penetrate the skin at the same depth. The infrared light passes through its surface and interacts with the layer beneath it, where some skin care experts claim the energy stimulates and multiplies collagen fibers naturally.

  1. RefirmeNXT

Refirme NXT® Skin Tightening Treatment is a top-of-the-line treatment method for aging skin with wrinkles and sagginess without going under the knife.  Refirme produces rejuvenated, youthful skin through the use of a unique multi-energy technology known as elōs™. Elōs™ consists of the combination of radio frequency and optical energy which together creates an extremely controlled way to administer the appropriate amount of heat and provide desired effects without the pain of traditional method.  In addition to having a less painful experience, Refirme NXT® does not require downtime like the conventional laser and IPL skin treatments do. Due to the decrease use of optical energy, Refirme NXT® offers treatment that is basically pain free.  This product is a way to say goodbye to those unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin in the matter of minutes. Previously used techniques caused more pain, can take more time to present desired effects, and are far more expensive.

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Conclusion

No matter which treatment you choose, its always important to first speak to your specialist for the best results.

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