Do you offer consultations? Yes of course! I offer complimentary consultations in my treatment room or virtually. I will listen to your concerns and offer suggestions as what your first step should be. I love to share my knowledge and expertise with you. So text or call today. Get on your way to happier and healthier skin in 2020. Kathy at 508-272-0168.
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Plasma Pen FAQ's: 1. What is a Plasma Pen Treatment? Our device creates an electrical discharge between two electrodes which are separated by an ‘insulating dielectric barrier’. As the charge collects on the surface of our dielectric barrier, it discharges as a flash of plasma within millionths of a second. An intelligent combination of the design of our device and its continuous direct energy source ionizes the nitrogen and oxygen in the air to create a plasma gas which is then both sustained and continuous in line with the unique fingertip control and on-demand nature of our Plasma Pen device. The plasma we create with our device transfers to the skin with absolute precision and does not harm any of the surrounding tissue. 2. How long do results last? Plasma Pen delivers exceptionally long lasting results. From all observations, clinical trials and real world experience, about three years is normal. Once the skin is tightened then it is actually permanent. However, your skin will still continue to age and this will happen at different rates based on genetics, lifestyle choices and free radicals so although we suggest treatment results will lasts for around 3 years, some clients will experience longer lasting results than others. Remember too that in addition to rejuvenation, we are actually helping repair the scaffolding of the skin with our fibroblasting to mitigate the ageing process. If, for example, we treat your smokers’ lines and you then continue to smoke then results may possibly not be as long lasting compared to if you had stopped. If we make your eyelid hoods or bags disappear then that is also a permanent effect although, of course, they could potentially grow back in years to come.
Chemical Peel FAQ's: 1. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel uses acid to remove layers of damaged or aged skin, revealing newer, softer, younger-looking skin. The acids used range from very mild to very strong. Mild alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) can be used to remove a very minimal layer of skin, thus rejuvenating dull-looking skin. Stronger acids like trichloracetic acid (TCA) or phenol can be used for deep peels to correct acne scarring, serious pigmentation problems or fine wrinkles. 2. At what age can a chemical peel be performed? A chemical peel can be performed at any age when there is enough damaged skin to be removed. 3. What does a typical chemical peel consultation entail? During a consultation you will meet with Kathy, your skin care technician, who will perform the peel to ask questions and find out what kind of a treatment you need for your skin type and condition. The first step is a full evaluation of your skin and its overall health, including its elasticity. Kathy will also go over the types of chemicals used and explain which approach would be best for your skin. 4. How is a chemical peel performed? Before the peel, your skin will be cleansed and toned to remove natural surface oils. The chosen chemical will be applied gently to your skin in one or more layers. After a specified length of time, the skin care specialist will neutralize the acid and remove it from your skin, which is then wiped clean and treated with a moisturizer or antibacterial ointment. 5. What are the risks of a chemical peel? If the peel goes deeper than intended, there's a risk of infection to your skin before it heals which is highly unlikely as peels are controlled. Likewise, if you develop a cold sore or fever blister before you heal, it can spread to the whole treated area and cause scarring. If prone to cold sores, I will have you pre-treat with Valtrex prior to your peel. Hyperpigmentation (excessive coloration) and hypopigmentation (pale areas) can be a problem after a chemical peel, especially for darker-skinned people or those who do not take proper care of their face after the peel. Following all instructions will help maximize your outcome and minimize the risks.