Skin Care and Injections: It’s All About the Collagen
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What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a medical-grade facial treatment or resurfacing which is meant to clean out your pores and hydrate the skin. However, unlike regular facials, this one can only be offered by licensed medical professionals and at a professional facility or by a HydraFacial esthetician. This is not your everyday facial. This is a non-needle, non-laser/heat alternative to rejuvenating skin. This is a three-step treatment that includes cleansing, extracting/exfoliating, and finally hydrating the skin using serums that are infused into the pores using what is called a HydroPeel Tip. As you’d expect, the serum has antioxidant and anti-aging properties, which are meant to address every patient’s specific needs.
How Does HydraFacial Treatment Work?
The first step to HydraFacial is cleansing. Yep, even with the best efforts of daily cleansing the skin still needs a deep clean. This first step removes all the dead skin cells as well as excess sebum (the white stuff that causes acne) from the skin. This next step is to use a mix of glycolic and salicylic acid that is applied to the skin. The acids help to break up all the dirt and oil that is blocking the pores. After that, the HydroPeel Tip is used as a sort of vacuum to suck out all the blackheads, oil, impurities, and dirt, while at the same time nourishing, hydrating, and plumping the skin.
The Benefits of Getting a HydraFacial
Well, there are many benefits to getting a HydraFacial, all of which contribute towards healthier skin. However, below are the top six benefits of this treatment:
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a revolutionary treatment to provide a skin rejuvenation that does not use heat or lasers in a non-surgical approach to collagen formation. This can reduce the signs of aging and minimize the appearance of acne/surgical scars and numerous other skin conditions. This can be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)
The collected PRP/PRF is used as a gliding agent during the microneedle process instead of hyaluronic acid. Either gliding agent is good to use on the skin, however, hyaluronic acid helps to moisturize the skin but does not encourage new collagen growth.
The micro-needle pen can gently glide over the area to be treated, creating tiny holes in the skin penetrating approximately 0.5 to 2.5mm in depth. The microneedling device is a hand-held machine that has 14 32-gauge microneedles on a reciprocating head.
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Microneedle can successfully improve the appearance of:
SmartXide® CO2 Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment Combine with PRP for faster recovery and better result.
SmartXide® CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing helps to clear the canvas. This is a more aggressive option for those looking to treat skin with deep lines or has not responded to other treatments. This laser is designed to resurface the skin and treat deep wrinkles and acne scars.
The SmartXide® Laser treats fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin lesions, as well as surgical and acne scars with more power than non-ablative treatments. The SmartXide® laser works by delivering micro-fractional laser columns to the skin which results in stimulating the body's natural collagen-producing process. When compared to traditional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing, this laser produced similar results with much less downtime and produced impressive changes in skin texture, removal of wrinkles, dark (sun) spots, and abnormal skin coloration. This usually requires only one treatment; whereas the other non-ablative treatments require at least three treatments.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
The process for PRP begins with using blood collected from the patient to make the PRP. First, blood will be drawn from a vein in the arm, typically 5-15mL. The blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge at a specific speed, which isolates the platelets, forming the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) concentration. This step in the process typically takes 15 minutes.
PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)
The process to obtain PRF is the same as PRP, however, the collecting tube does not have any preservatives and this allows the platelets to be richer in active fibrin, which stimulates collagen better. PRF requires an additional tube of blood to be obtained at the initial blood draw due to the low volume each tube yields of the fibrin-rich content. Because the PRF tubes are preservative-free, the sample has to be used in a short amount of time due to the risk of clotting.
PRP/PRF are both used in many treatment areas to regenerate collagen formation. Some areas include: