There are many reasons you may not like your skin. Age, blocked pores, sun damage, and unhealthy lifestyle habits can all wreak havoc on an otherwise pristine complexion. But hope is not lost. If you want your face and body to look better, you only need to choose one of several skin rejuvenation techniques currently available.
Using advancements in skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, a cosmetic surgeon can convert your skin from muddled, marked, and pitted to smooth and youthful. Would you like that? Then keep reading. What follows are today’s most popular medical spa methods for giving you skin to die for, as well as the fees associated with each one.
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What is Skin Rejuvenation Treatment, and What Blemishes Can It Treat?
Skin rejuvenation refers to any procedure or treatment that physically removes the uppermost layer of skin. Removing this layer also removes dead and damaged cells on the skin’s surface. This process encourages healthy skin to grow back. The end result is a more beautiful and youthful complexion.
The methods for rejuvenating the skin are medical spa techniques with no surgery required. This makes them minimally invasive with a low degree of complications. These techniques are meant to smooth wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and restore lost volume. They can minimize sun damage and age spots and treat scars, acne pock marks, rough patches, and unsightly veins.
These skin rejuvenation and resurfacing techniques should only be performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Only a surgeon with board certification has the skills and training to give you natural-looking results with a low chance of unwelcome side effects.
When you schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, ask how many times they have performed the specific medical spa procedures you are considering. Ask about their experience working with patients with your skin type and the concerns you have. This is critical for your safety and to ensure the skin treatments you receive will be effective in achieving your aesthetic goals.
Today’s Most Advanced Skin Rejuvenation Treatment and Resurfacing Techniques
Forma Laser Skin Tightening
Forma laser skin tightening is the world’s first auto-adjusting, non-invasive skin treatment that is proven to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles. The technology uses radiofrequency energy instead of incisions or injections like other med-spa techniques. There is no downtime or pain. The results leave your skin toned, tightened, and radiant.
Forma can be used on the face as well as the neck. The cosmetic surgeon uses a handheld device that resembles a magic wand. The radiofrequency energy flows between the wand’s electrodes. The radiofrequency energy promotes new collagen to form beneath the top layers of skin, beautifying your face and neck from the inside out. The technique also naturally improves your skin’s elasticity, contracts the muscles, and improves tightness in strategic areas. Forma gives you immediately visible results, making you look years younger.
Forma laser skin tightening costs around $1,000 for the years to be erased from your appearance.
Cellulite can be caused by weight gain or loss, but genetics can also play a part. The skin forms cellulite when pockets of fat push against the underlying connective tissues. Velashape is a proven cellulite treatment that can be performed alone or combined with other medical spa techniques for customized skin rejuvenation.
Velashape is a non-invasive medical spa treatment that takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete. During the procedure, the treatment area is smoothed by the Velashape device, which combines vacuum suction, massage rollers, infrared light energy, and radiofrequency energy. This technique heats the underlying tissues, boosts fat-cell metabolism, and shrinks fat cells. The results leave the skin smoother and tighter.
Velashape costs between $150 and $2,700, which is a small price to pay for a life without the marring and embarrassing effects of cellulite.
Morpheus8 is a relatively new medical spa treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to leave the skin younger and blemish-free. Considered one of the most advanced skin tightening and toning techniques ever developed, Morpheus8 is known as the non-surgical facelift for the magic results it provides.
During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon applies the Morpheus8 device to the skin. Tiny microneedles puncture the skin at a depth of 4 mm. A numbing cream applied before the treatment ensures that you feel no pain. The pins deliver powerful radiofrequency energy that heals the facial skin from the inside out. New collagen is produced as a result, which continuously thickens and tightens the skin over time. The technique can treat mild facial sagging, jowling, acne scars, creases, sun damage, and deep lines. Morpheus8 is also effective at shrinking pores and minimizing stretch marks.
The age-defying effects of Morpheus8 can be yours for around $1,875 but can cost as much as $4,000, depending on where you go.
Renuvion is a non-surgical procedure that tightens and tones the skin. The technology uses J-Plasma (otherwise referred to as J-Plasty) to refresh the skin without the need for invasive surgery, oversized surgical scars, or downtime.
During the procedure, the cosmetic specialist creates a small entry point that allows for the insertion of the Renuvion device. With the device in place, a burst of helium gas and radiofrequency energy is released that creates a stream of plasma energy. The plasma causes the skin to contract while the treatment area is cooled. The main contraction occurs in the layers of skin just below the surface, which creates a tightening effect. Renuvion can be used to perform what is known as the scarless arm lift, belt lift (abdomen and sides), thigh lift, knee lift, lower facelift, and neck lift.
Renuvion is an amazing technology that costs around $6,000.
Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Used on the face, Botox reduces muscle activity in the treatment area. Botox is effective at smoothing away forehead creases, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyes. The injections take only a few minutes with no downtime at all.
Botox costs around $10 to $15 per unit, with around 30 to 40 units used during the average facial treatment.
Dermal fillers are used to restore the skin to a more youthful state. The injectable treatments replenish lost hyaluronic acid while encouraging new ones to develop. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that binds skin tissues together while keeping the skin plump and well-hydrated.
Restoring the lost hyaluronic stores is the key to the magic of this common skin treatment. As we age, we lose these stores. The effects of the loss lead to sagging and jowling around the cheeks. With the stores replenished, the face appears full, youthful, and vibrant. The effects are not permanent and should be repeated for sustained results.
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid cost around $684 per treatment.
Insta Lift Non-Surgical Facelift
Insta Lift is the world’s first minimally invasive method for lifting and repositioning the underlying facial tissues. The medical spa alternative to the surgical facelift increases and restores lost volume to the midface and cheek area. The results look natural and leave you appearing more youthful. The outcome is immediate with the results improving over time.
Insta Lift uses minimally invasive resorbable suspension sutures with bi-directional cones. The sutures are composed of glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which is a polymer frequently used in medical devices because the body tends to tolerate it well.
The sutures lift and reposition the tissues of the face while the bi-directional cones hold the sutures and facial skin in a lifted position.
During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon begins by marking the areas of the face to be treated. A needle is then gently inserted into the facial skin to a depth of 5 mm. A numbing cream is used to ensure you feel no pain. The needle is guided through the subcutaneous tissue and extracted at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have bi-directional absorbable cones that hold them in the elevated position. The treatment takes around 45 minutes and provides immediately visible results that improve over time. The sutures will eventually dissolve and do not need to be removed.
The Insta Lift non-surgical facelift costs $3,375 for a younger face without having to undergo surgery.
Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is one of the most powerful intense pulsed light treatments currently available. The medical spa technique provides effective and outstanding results. The pulsed light given off by the Lumecca device attracts pigment but requires less energy than other leading IPL devices. Lumecca also requires fewer treatments than other IPLs, with Lumecca only requiring two for maximum effect while others require four or five. The results are long-lasting, meaning you get to enjoy smooth, clear, and refreshed skin for long into the future.
During the treatment, a handheld device delivers intense pulses of light that penetrate selectively into the deeper layers of skin. Any spots or irregularities that exist are absorbed by the light, which destroys them. By treating the skin with intense pulses of light, the cosmetic surgeon can treat freckles, sun damage, age spots, vascular lesions, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, broken blood vessels, acne scars, and capillaries. A single Lumecca treatment takes around 20 minutes to complete.
Lumecca IPL costs around $300 for blemish-free skin and a more even skin tone.
Fractora Skin Renovation and Scar Treatment
Fractora is the most advanced fractional radiofrequency treatment currently available for de-aging the skin. The procedure positively affects not only skin tone but also texture. The results leave you with radiant and refreshed skin.
The Fractora device delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin through a series of pins that produce localized heat. A numbing cream is used before the treatment begins to ensure your comfort. The pins create micro-lesions on the treatment area that heal quickly. The gentle heat generated by the microneedles in the subdermal tissue promotes new collagen production. Fractora can be used on the face and neck to treat wrinkling and irregularities on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, smile lines, cheeks, mouth, and around the neck. The results leave your skin renewed and refreshed, with improvements continuous over time.
Major Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation That Transcend Appearance
Become More Attractive
By rejuvenating your face using one or more medical spa techniques, you can erase blemishes from your face, neck, and other areas of your body for good. That will mean looking in the mirror and seeing glowing skin staring back. No longer do you have to cover up or be embarrassed about the way you look. While your results may vary, you are sure to love the results you gain by trying one of the above skin rejuvenation methods.
Create Better First Impressions
Whether you are making friends, going on a job interview, starting a first job, or sitting down for a first date, rejuvenating your skin allows you to make an excellent first impression. The other person is sure to be impressed by the way you look when you rid your life of wrinkles, sunspots, and other annoying skin blemishes.
Boost Your Self-Esteem
When you look better, you feel better about yourself. This can translate to improvements in many areas of your life, personally, professionally, and romantically.
Get More Out of Life
When you feel better about yourself, you may feel more apt to pursue your goals. You’ll be able to look people in the eye without issue. And you just might start looking forward to next events instead of shying away from them.
Schedule a Skin Rejuvenation Consultation with One of Southern California’s Best
Are you embarrassed or ashamed because of one or more skin blemishes? If so, skin rejuvenation should be in your future. By now, you are more familiar with the wide range of skin rejuvenation techniques available and how much they cost. Keep in mind that the above fees are only ballpark figures. You can receive a more accurate quote by scheduling a consultation with the world-renowned cosmetic surgeon, Doctor Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.
Book your discreet meeting with Doctor Moein and start envisioning the amazing possibilities by dialing (310)694-4486 right now.