MedSpa Quiz: Laser vs. Injectibles. Which treatment is right for you? (Visit)
Author: Laser Skin & Wellness
When considering your options for any product, it’s normal to choose the brands you’ve heard about. On the filler market, Restylane® is one big name that you’ve most likely heard of. Restylane® actually isn’t just one filler – it’s a family of hyaluronic acid injectable treatments that are formulated for a variety of uses. It can be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you, so here’s a quick guide to Restylane® fillers and what they do.
This filler goes by the name Restylane®, but it’s not to be confused with the brand. It’s an all-around filler that can restore lost volume in the skin, fill in tear troughs, and plump up facial wrinkles and folds. Additionally, it can enhance the lips for a naturally balanced look. You can expect results for up to 18 months with this option.
Restylane® Silk is an excellent filler option for all things concerning the mouth. While it can augment the lips for a full, prominent look, it can also smooth lines and folds around the mouth like smoker’s lines or lipstick lines. Since the mouth is a very mobile area of the face, it’s metabolized faster – meaning Restylane® Silk can last 6-9 months.
Restylane® Kysse is the most natural-feeling option for lip augmentation. The formula is extremely malleable and infuses with your natural lip tissue for a silky-smooth feel. For patients who want fuller, more plush lips with less product, Kysse is one of the best options available. It also lasts longer than other lip filler options, with results lasting 10-12 months.
Restylane® Lyft is an effective way to lift the cheeks without surgery. With a deep and stable injection, it can add volume and shape to the cheekbones (and hands) for a more youthful, pronounced profile. With a more viscous formula, it can support natural facial expressions for around 6 months.
As another cheek filler, Restylane® Contour takes a different approach. This option is a much silkier alternative to Lyft because it’s meant to restore midface volume loss under the cheekbones. It can move with your unique facial expressions for a natural, indistinguishable look. Restylane® Contour can last for up to 1 year.
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne
These two options are both excellent ways to correct laugh lines around the mouth as well as overall folds in the midface. However, they have some slight differences – Refyne is best for mild to moderate wrinkles and uses a thinner formula for better flexibility while expressing. On the other hand, Defyne can fill in moderate to severe smile lines with a thicker, more supportive formula.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about the latest, groundbreaking filler options is by meeting with our expert injectors. To get started, we invite you to contact Laser Skin & Wellness by calling or filling out our online form.
If you’re interested in a cosmetic treatment to help you shed inches, you should know about your options with non-invasive procedures, including the Ultimate Contour treatment. This comfortable, painless, and effective device has helped countless people achieve the body contour they’ve wanted. Here’s an overview of Ultimate Contour to help you decide if this procedure may be right for your specific goals.
How Does Ultimate Contour Work?
Ultimate Contour uses ultrasound energy to disrupt fat cells in the area in which the handpiece is placed. Ultrasound—as opposed to body contouring treatments that use thermal energy—is a purely mechanical process, which means you won’t feel uncomfortable during treatment due to being exposed to high or low temperatures. It also allows for more precise control and less overall energy while achieving great body contouring results.
Benefits of Ultimate Contour
As an ultrasound treatment, Ultimate Contour is more comfortable than some other body contouring technology while still being an effective method of getting rid of stubborn excess fat. One unique aspect of this specific device is that it has two handpieces: the primary device is the ultrasound handpiece for fat reduction, while the second one emits radiofrequency (RF) energy for stimulating collagen production.
When desired, both these treatments can help people achieve the following benefits:
Reduce the waistline by one inch in a single treatment
Smooth textured skin
Tighten loose skin
Improve the appearance of cellulite
With the dual technology of Ultimate Contour, you have the option of all these benefits in a single treatment session that lasts less than an hour with no downtime required. You can have multiple sessions for even better results, spaced about a week apart. Many patients benefit from having multiple sessions, between three to six for the best results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ultimate Contour?
Ultimate Contour is a safe, painless, and effective treatment for nearly anyone with a BMI of over 25 who wants to see reduced fat in a specific problem area. The best candidates are in good overall health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of this non-surgical body contouring treatment.
As always, the best way to know if you’re eligible for this or our other non-invasive fat reduction treatments is to talk to our team in a consultation.
Combined Treatment For Personalized Results
One of the best things about Ultimate Contour is its flexibility and adaptability—it can easily be combined with additional body contouring or skin enhancement treatments you may be interested in, such as Emsculpt.
Ultimate Contour Treatment in Palm Beach Gardens
To learn more about this fantastic non-surgical solution for fat reduction, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Laser Skin and Wellness today. We’ll walk through what you can expect from this procedure as well as if you may benefit from a different or additional service for the best results. Call text, or contact us online to get started today!
If you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face, neck, or decolletage, but are wary of treatments involving incisions or needles, Sofwave may be perfect for you.
This FDA-approved device doesn’t use laser energy or microneedles to rebuild collagen, rather, it utilizes ultrasound energy for a treatment that works on all skin types and colors.
How Sofwave Works
It’s known that treatments for wrinkles and fine lines that rely on stimulating collagen production need to affect the mid-dermis, specifically at a depth of 1.5 millimeters below the surface. Some treatments do this chemically, others with light energy, and Sofwave, with ultrasound energy.
The Sofwave handpiece creates channels of heat energy at 1.5 mm below the skin that stimulate the body’s healing response and collagen production, a process called neocollagenesis. This results in a gradual and significant skin tightening effect that can erase fine lines and provide you with a full facial refresh.
Who is Sofwave For?
Simply put, Sofwave is for anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. Because it’s not a light-based treatment like IPL or fractional lasers, it is safe on all skin types. There’s no age restrictions either, as people begin losing collagen in the face as early as age 20, meaning there’s no wrong time to re-start that process with Sofwave.
What to Expect From Sofwave Treatment
During your appointment at Laser Skin and Wellness, we’ll first apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. As Sofwave warms the tissue beneath the skin, it can be slightly uncomfortable, which is mitigated by the cream and Sofwave’s cooling tip.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, Sofwave appointments last around 30 minutes and have no side effects, meaning you can get on with the rest of your day immediately after the treatment is over.
Does Sofwave Really Work?
Yes! As an FDA-approved therapy for skin tightening, multiple studies involving dozens of participants at several treatment centers have found that over 70% of participants were satisfied with their results and said they felt either improved or very much improved.
As a collagen stimulator, this treatment can take time to show results as the body uses its own resources to reduce wrinkles. In studies, it was found that patients saw substantial improvement after a single treatment within three months. Although no procedure or device will halt the process of aging, you will still enjoy the benefits of Sofwave for months or even years after they become apparent.
Sofwave in Palm Beach, FL
We’re proud to offer this new, exciting treatment at Laser Skin and Wellness in our Palm Beach Gardens office. To learn more about this treatment and to schedule your first Sofwave appointment, call or text us at 561-641-9490 or fill out a contact form online today!
If you’re interested in microneedling, you’ve probably come across the term “RF microneedling” as well. What’s the difference? Are the two procedures similar? To help you decide which of these procedures you might be better suited to, here are some of the basics on traditional and RF microneedling.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by creating micro-injuries, or micro-channels, in the skin using tiny needles. In professional settings, this is achieved using a pen-like tool containing the microneedles; for at-home use, dermal rollers containing microneedles are available, but not generally recommended by professional dermatologists or aestheticians.
Creating micro-injuries in the skin stimulates your natural healing response, prompting the body to create new collagen and healthy skin cells. These micro-channels also allow topical products to more deeply absorb into the skin. In some cases, serums or similar skincare products are applied to the skin after microneedling.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This ultimately enhances the procedure’s collagen- and elastin-building effects for improved skin tone, texture, and elasticity. There are several RF Microneedling systems available. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we use the Vivace RF Microneedling system. In addition to radiofrequency energy, Vivace RF Microneedling introduces dual LED lights to the procedure. Red LED lights further stimulate collagen, while blue LED lights help to destroy bacteria to treat or prevent acne.
Vivace RF Microneedling sessions begin with a numbing solution that is applied to the skin so you remain comfortable. Then, your specialist will adjust the Vivace system according to your needs, such as adjusting the needle depth. The Vivace system is motor-controlled, making it extremely precise and effective. The process takes about 45 minutes to complete, and most patients have about 3-5 sessions scheduled about a month apart.
What Can RF Microneedling Treat?
RF microneedling has a variety of applications. The treatment can be used for virtually any area of the body, and most patients choose to have RF microneedling for their face, neck, or hands. Primarily, RF microneedling is used to soften signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, or mild sagging. RF microneedling is also useful in treating acne scars or surgical scars and stretch marks.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn whether Vivace RF Microneedling is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation at Laser Skin and Wellness. Call our Palm Beach Gardens, FL location at (561) 427-0900 or our Lake Worth, FL location at (561) 641-9490. Or, if you prefer, you may also contact us online.
If there’s one method that has shown some of the best skin rejuvenating results on the market, it’s fractional skin resurfacing. Traditionally, this has been achieved through laser treatments or even manual options like microneedling. The next generation in fractional skin rejuvenation is plasma, and there’s a lot to be excited about. We’re proud to be the first in South Florida to introduce the Opus Plasma™ system as our newest option for rejuvenating your skin with the gold standard for plasma technology.
What is Opus Plasma?
Opus Plasma is a revolutionary high-frequency unipolar radiofrequency technology. The first fractional plasma device on the market, it combines radiofrequency with microplasma energy to create tiny channels in the skin to jumpstart collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. It’s a similar technique to microneedling or other fractional ablative laser treatments, but it uses plasma technology for some of the best benefits available.
What Are the Benefits of Opus Plasma?
Because the Opus Plasma system uses plasma energy, it can reduce inflammation by precisely controlling contact time. This means it comes with greatly reduced downtime versus alternative treatment options. Additionally, Opus Plasma only requires a quick, 15-minute treatment session and can be performed using a topical numbing cream. This means you can easily fit it into your regular schedule along with subsequent treatment sessions to achieve your ideal results.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Opus Plasma?
One of the best parts about the Opus Plasma system is that it’s extremely versatile and can be customized to your unique skin type, tone, and concern areas. It can be used on the face as well as sensitive areas like the eyes and lips, unlike other treatments like microneedling. The Opus Plasma can also be used to improve surgical scars and stretch marks on any body part. During treatment, your technician can specifically adjust the energy level to suit your needs and ensure against unwanted inflammation and plasma contact.
What is Recovery Like?
Your recovery process will be unique to your treatment and your specific skincare goals. Clinical studies have shown that Opus Plasma required 50% less downtime than laser alternatives, meaning you can get back to your regular activities far more quickly. In fact, most patients experience only some mild to moderate redness and swelling within the first two days. You’ll see noticeable improvement after your first treatment with your results only compounding with more sessions. Most patients need two or three sessions for best results.
Schedule a Consultation
We’re excited to help you achieve your skincare goals with the latest in fractional technology. To meet with our team and learn more, we invite you to contact our Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens offices by calling or filling out our online form.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we have recently added a new nonsurgical treatment called the Plasma Pen. The Plasma Pen is one of the most advanced, noninvasive skin tightening devices on the market. It can best be used in areas that we can not use a laser and improve sagging without the need for surgery. This new skin rejuvenation treatment is helping our team treat patients more effectively.
Benefits of the Plasma Pen
The aging process reduces the amount of collagen produced and causes the dermal layer to thin, this leads to wrinkled, sagging skin. The Plasma pen is designed to reverse this process and dramatically repair the skin to reduce the appearance of aging signs. Plasma Pen treatment is versatile and effective for treating numerous concerns, such as:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Crow’s Feet around the eyes
Loose skin around upper and lower eyelids
Plasma Pen vs. Plastic Surgery
Unlike plastic surgery treatments, the plasma pen does not require scalpels, stitches, or sutures because it is noninvasive and very low risk. This treatment is so gentle that it does not even require an injectable anesthetic. Also, the Plasma Pen is the only treatment that can be performed on the eyelids outside of plastic surgery. Patients can return to work the next day after treatment as there are minimal side effects and short recovery time.
How does Plasma Pen work?
The Plasma Pen device creates nitrogen plasma gas. During the treatment, the energy collects on the surface of the barrier and a gaseous flash of ionized plasma gas is safely released from about 1mm above the skin. This transfers to the epidermal layer of skin to create superficial trauma and plasma fibroblasts, which in turn results in impressive skin tightening and rejuvenation.
Treatment Options With the Plasma Pen
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we believe in offering our patients effective, quality care, the Plasma Pen is a part of that. There are many areas that can be treated with the Plasma Pen including the upper face, mid-face, lower face, and more but we mostly recommend the Plasma Pen for loose sagging upper and lower eyelids. We have many lasers to address all areas of the face and body, but Plasma Pen is the only device that can safely and effectly treat the eye area without surgery.
Request a Plasma Pen Consultation
If you have started to notice aging signs or have skin concerns, the Plasma Pen may be able to benefit you. The best way to know if you are a good candidate for this innovative treatment is by speaking with our team at Laser Skin & Wellness in Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth, FL. The consultation is complimentary and we will show you impressive before and after photos. To make an appointment call or text us at (561) 641-9490 or by filling out an online form.
If you’re struggling to see results from your weight loss journey in certain areas, you’re not alone. It’s frustrating when diet and exercise don’t seem to be enough when it comes to achieving the figure you want, but the good news is that you don’t need to resort to surgery. There are more non-surgical options on the market than ever, and plenty of ways to achieve the slim, contoured figure you want with the right package of treatments. Here’s what to know about our two most popular options.
What is truSculpt ID?
truSculpt ID® uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to gently heat fat cells so they can be gradually flushed through the body’s natural pathways. It can be used on many different fatty areas of the body like the stomach, thighs, flanks, and buttocks, and can also effectively treat cellulite in these areas. Additionally, truSculpt ID® can tighten skin as it generates heat. Each customizable treatment session takes about 20 minutes and you can opt for more than one area at a time in order to get the most out of your treatments. There’s no downtime after truSculpt ID® and you can return to your regular schedule immediately. You’ll see your results emerge over the course of a few weeks and can improve your results with a package of treatments customized to your goals and specific treatment areas.
What is EMSCULPT®?
EMSCULPT® is a revolutionary new body sculpting treatment that uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy to cause muscle contractions beyond what the body can achieve on its own. The result is intense fat burning and muscle building at the same time. EMSCULPT® can be used on areas like the stomach, buttocks, and arms for a toned, sculpted look with just a few treatments. There’s no downtime after EMSCULPT® and you can return to your regular schedule afterward. Most patients benefit from a package of treatments spaced every few days for a few weeks, during which you’ll see results like greater muscle mass and less fat. You might experience some soreness after Emsculpt®, but you can customize your treatment package to your fitness goals and return for touchup treatments as often as needed.
Which Treatment Is Best for Me?
The most important thing to consider when choosing between truSculpt ID® and EMSCULPT® is whether you’re looking for skin tightening or want to build muscle. truSculpt ID® is best for patients who have recently lost weight and are looking to reduce excess skin as well as stubborn fat, while EMSCULPT® is best for patients who are looking to build muscle mass and achieve definition. During a consultation with our team, we can discuss your best options for non-surgical body contouring based on your goals.
Schedule a Consultation
There are a number of effective options on the market for body contouring, and the best way to learn more about how to achieve your best figure yet is by meeting with our team of body contouring experts. To get started, we invite you to contact our Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens offices by calling or filling out our online form.