My skin was starting to show its ‘use-by’ date and long past its ‘sell-by date’, I needed to update my knowledge base on lasers and skin therapy.
Years ago my dermatologist suggested laser therapy for my skin and I thought he had lost it. I had never heard of laser therapy for one’s face, and it sounded quite dangerous. In the science fiction movies, laser beams cut through everything, can destroy anything, burn things to ashes and I quite liked my face. Well, enough not to want to destroy it.
Instead of destroying skin, laser treatment is gentle enough to rejuvenate the loss of elasticity of ageing skin and is great for stimulating new collagen production to plump up skin and improve one’s looks. Great! We were back in business and I was going to laser years off my chronological age.
3D Skin Rejuvenation
3D Skin Rejuvenation™ treatment is the signature laser facial at Skin Renewal Clinics and is a very effective combination of skin rejuvenation treatments. The entire face and neck are treated and each procedure targets different areas that show signs of sagging and ageing.
Typically, these are the jawline and the naso-labial lines from the end of the nose to the end of the lips, wrinkles of the cheeks and those marionette lines which form from the corner of the mouth to the jawline. If the brows are on a downward trend, a ‘Laser Brow lift’ will sort that out, as well as below the eye to tighten sagging. Oh, and don’t forget that double chin and crepe-like skin on the neck which is the bane of every woman’s life.
Scientists have discovered that light and radiofrequency energy can be used to heat deeper layers of the skin. This procedure activates fibroblasts that stimulate the formation of new collagen as well as tightening existing collagen over time.
Three clinical applications are used during 3D treatment; Titan®, Photo Genesis and Laser Genesis.
The Cutera Xeo Titan® was nominated the best device for skin sagging a few years ago and uses a deep infra-red light to physically shrink the collagen and to stimulate additional collagen production.
The Photo Genesis (pulsed light) targets the skin discolouration on the surface, such as freckles and brown spots, improves uneven skin colour and can be used on any sun damaged areas of the body. It selectively treats the red or brown spots on the skin by heating and destroying the pigment and is also a very effective treatment to improve the redness and flushing of rosacea.
The Laser Genesis™ heats up the mid dermis and stimulates the production of collagen. This is a safe non-invasive laser that improves conditions such as ageing, sun damage, excessive redness, large pores, acne scars and wrinkles with no pain or downtime. Superficial pigmentation is eliminated by destroying the pigment within the skin cells.
But there’s More!
In addition to these treatments, microdermabrasion is done to gently polish the skin to improve texture, whilst a radiofrequency procedure tightens sagging skin. This is followed by Transdermal Mesotherapy™ which delivers nutrients, growth factors and the essential building components of collagen, deep into the dermis to help transform ageing skin into a more youthful, fresh complexion.
The combination of 3D Rejuvenation therapies treats all three layers of the skin, each treatment has synergistic rejuvenating effect on the whole face and neck. It increases the amount of collagen in the dermis which shrinks pores, tightens sagging skin and retextures that dull and sallow complexion. Although the full effect will take about three months to be fully appreciated, each treatment will have a cumulative beneficial effect and skin will continue to improve over the next nine months.
This great combination of treatments is tailored to each person’s needs. For the younger skin, e.g. more attention can be given to acne scars and large pores; whereas for the older skin it will be more about skin- tightening and improving mottled skin appearance.
It’s a great treat for your skin and a marvellous boost for your self-image!