3D Skin Rejuvenation

3D Skin Rejuvenation

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3D Skin Rejuvenation

As we age, our imperfections turn into multi-layered problems; The 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™, our signature treatment at Skin Renewal, is one of the most effective non ablative skin rejuvenation solutions available and involves combining three clinical applications viz. Titan, Photo Genesis and Laser Genesis. Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in demand, fastest growing procedures with no downtime. At Skin Renewal 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ by Cutera is combined with a Radiofrequency procedure, Microdermabrasion, and Transdermal Mesotherapy with Growth Factors for enhanced results. In, 2006 and 2007, in the USA, the Aesthetic Trends and Technologies Choice Awards™, nominated the Cutera Xeo Titan the best device for skin laxity

At Skin Renewal the full face and neck are treated with 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ but certain areas are targeted with the Titan procedure to tighten sagging areas .These typical areas are the jowls which includes the nasolabial folds (lines from the end of the nose to the end of the lips), wrinkles of the cheeks, and marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jawline, accentuating the downturn of the mouth). Other targeted areas are above the brow for a "Laser Brow Lift" and below the eyes to tighten sagging. A double chin and crêpey skin on the neck have also been successfully treated with 3 D Skin Rejuvenation ™

The above 3 procedures are combined with Microdermabrasion, Glycolic peels, Transdermal Mesotherapy and TriPollar™ all in one treatment to give superior results. This signature treatment, Skin Renewal's 3 D Skin Rejuvenation, treats all three layers of the skin to give a superior anti ageing result and consists of: •Microdermabrasion which gently polishes the skin and improves the texture. •The Titan procedure uses a deep infra red light to physically shrink the collagen by 1 to 3 mm and stimulate additional collagen •Laser Genesis gently heats up the mid dermis and stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen and improves the sallowness that occurs with age. •Photo Genesis or Limelight targets the dyschromia on the skins surface and improves an uneven skin colour •Laser vein removal improves red spider veins on the face. •Radiofrequency (either TriPollar ™ or Velashape™) tightens sagging skin and stimulates long term collagen stimulation. •Transdermal Mesotherapy introduces award winning growth factors and essential building components of collagen into the deep dermis and gives the skin a glow

The above procedures result in an increase in the amount of collagen in the dermis which shrinks the pores, tightens sagging skin and retexturises a sallow complexion. The full effect of each combined treatment session takes approximately 3 months to manifest with skin rejuvenation and further tightening improving over the next 9 months as collagen is stimulated.

Intrinsic ageing, also known as the natural ageing process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic ageing are typically not visible for decades.

As one ages; the skin's elasticity declines dramatically, wrinkles become evident and gravity constantly pulls on our bodies. Changes related to gravity become more pronounced and one of the earliest signs of facial ageing is the development of jowls The jowls are areas of skin and fat that have fallen from the side of the face to hang along or below the jawline.. Previously there was no alternative to surgical face lifts .The choices were fairly black and white; surgery or sagging!

Now with the advent of skin tightening devices and skin rejuvenation procedures, virtually any patient in their thirties or above can be a candidate for a little tightening and firming and the younger the patient the better the result. Eight out of ten patients get noticeable improvement in skin laxity after first treatment an ten out of ten will be putting collagen " in the bank" for the future.

In addition ageing is a complex phenomenon which is genetically programmed according to a biological clock. But it can be occurred prematurely by external environmental factors such as UV rays, pollution, smoking which produce free radicals. Human skin is a living organ which performs dynamic activities such as growth, repair and maintenance. Even though our skin requires cytokines and growth factors as key modulators of skin cell metabolism, their levels decreases with the ageing process which results in slow cell renewal and defective skin defence systems. If exogenous cytokines and growth factors are put into the aged skin by Transdermal Mesotherapy, they improve skin elasticity and plasticity via accelerated rejuvenating process.

If one can keep one's skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the face. Perhaps even more promising is the idea that treating skin with lasers and growth factors earlier on in the ageing process-at around age 30-40-may actually slow or prevent the skin from breaking down and appearing wrinkled and saggy later on in life.

It must be emphasized that maintaining a young face isn't a sprint - it's a marathon. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way and treatments should be repeated twice yearly for a prolonged anti ageing effect.

3 D Skin Rejuvenation, with the exception of the pulsed light treatments, can be used on all skin types with minimal pain and no downtime unlike other skin tightening devices and fractionated treatments. The only part of the 3 D Skin Rejuvenation ™ that cannot be done on darker skin types 5 to 6 are the Pulsed Light treatments such as Photo Genesis as well as Laser Vein Removal. These procedures are substituted for by chemical peels to get the same effect,

Sharon Izak Elaine
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