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Can You Supplement Your Way To Healthier Skin With Collagen?

Healthier skin with collagen

As our bodies age, collagen production levels begin to decrease, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and weakened joints. Specific lifestyle habits such as consuming excessive sugars, alcohol use, and smoking all work to decrease your production levels. Collagen helps to give your skin structure and elasticity, which is critical as we age.

Can you supplement your way to healthier skin with collagen? Find out here!

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is an increasingly popular protein that is sold in almost all forms in today’s health and beauty markets. Sourced from the bones, cartilage, and skin of animals, you can easily find collagen protein sold in powder form, protein bars, gummies, and creams. While supplements are often created from cows, chickens, and fish, collagen isn’t just found in animals. Our bodies naturally produce collagen, and it’s the main component in our connective tissue. Collagen can be found in our bones, tendons, ligaments, hair, skin, organs, and muscles.

The human body produces collagen from amino acids, which we gain from protein-rich foods. Research has also indicated that other essential nutrients are involved with collagen production levels, including vitamins A and C.

Are Collagen Supplements the Secret to Anti-Aging?

Collagen is what makes your complexion firm, plump, and youthful. While there are undoubtedly other components, the collagen protein makes up 75 to 80 percent of your dermis. Collagen supplements utilize hydrolyzed collagen, which is collagen that has already been broken down into amino acids. These acids are easily absorbed into the bloodstream because they do not have first to be broken down by the stomach.

Collagen Benefits

Incorporating collagen supplements into your daily routine is simple and effortless. You can easily add a scoop of collagen into your favorite smoothie, yogurt, coffee, or juice Increasing your collagen levels can lead to many health benefits. Unfortunately, you usually have very little control over where your body decides to put things.

While it appears as though collagen supplements are promising and could potentially work, the evidence is far from reliable. Not ready to hop on the collagen supplement bandwagon quite yet? Specific skin care treatments, such as Ultherapy, can significantly increase your body’s natural collagen production levels, and provide you with these incredible benefits.

Skin Hydration

Dry skin is another common side effect of aging. Skin dryness can accentuate the look of fine lines and wrinkles. One of the reasons for increased dryness is often a lack of hyaluronic acid. This molecule called hyaluronic acid exists in your skin and works to keep moisture locked in. As we age, it tends to disappear on the outer levels of your skin, which leads to symptoms of dryness and increased lines and wrinkles.

Increased Skin Elasticity

You may begin to notice a lack of skin elasticity on your face, neck, chin, and hands as your body ages. Collagen can boost your skin’s elasticity significantly after regular treatments.

Smoother and Firmer Skin

Your skin will appear smoother and firmer with a healthy amount of collagen. As production levels start to slow with age, the skin begins to develop common signs of aging – wrinkles. Collagen treatments can help to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and make your skin appear youthful again.

Decreased Appearance of Cellulite

Cellulite most commonly appears on the thighs and buttocks and can give your skin a cottage cheese-like appearance. This dimpling is the result of abnormalities in the structure of fat and skin tissue that results in a bulge-like appearance under the skin. Cellulite affects approximately 80-90% of women. Collagen supplements do offer hope for reducing the appearance of cellulite. A 2015 study showed positive results after six months of collagen supplementation, and their findings showed a decrease in the appearance of cellulite.

Boosting Your Natural Collagen Production Levels With Ultherapy

While a scoop of collagen powder added into your morning cup of coffee may be enough to see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin, there are other more effective ways to increase natural collagen production. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten your skin naturally, and it’s FDA approved. Treatment only takes 60 minutes, and incredible benefits of Ultherapy include:

  • Stimulation of new collagen production
  • Non-invasive
  • No required downtime
  • Natural-looking results over time

Is Ultherapy Right For You?

A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Treatment can be applied to a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging skin under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. If you’re in search of additional ways to improve your body’s natural collagen production levels and turn back the hands of time, schedule a consultation with Laser Aesthetic Center today!

Shed Flaky Winter Skin With Dermaplaning

Shed dry skin with dermaplaing

One of the most common complaints we hear from our patients every winter is that they’re battling dry, flaky, and cracked skin. While there are many creams and lotions saturating the market that promise to rejuvenate your skin with moisture protection, these are only a temporary band-aid. Laser Aesthetic Center can help to bring your dull and damaged skin back to life with dermaplaning.

Why Your Skin Dries Out in the Winter

Many patients are surprised at what causes their skin to dry out in the winter. From flaky patches to red and itchy skin, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture during the winter.

Here are a few reasons why the skin tends to dry out during the coldest season of the year:

Dehydration. You might not feel thirsty when it’s cold, but don’t allow this as an excuse to skip out on your daily water intake. Insufficient water intake can also contribute to your dry and itchy skin.

Hot Showers. When you’ve had a long day at work, and it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to retreat to a long and hot shower. However, hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and dries out the skin even further.

Low Humidity. During the winter, humidity levels drop outside. As the air dries out, the water in your skin evaporates at an accelerated rate. If it’s windy, this can further damage the skin and make it feel dry and chapped. Be sure to wear protective clothing when you go outside.

Washing Your Hands Often. Washing your hands in the winter is crucial to avoiding the flu and other illnesses. However, regular hand washing can dry out your hands. This is especially the case when you use hand sanitizers and harsh bar soaps.

How Dermaplaning Helps Combat Dry Winter Skin

Even the most intense skin care regimen won’t completely combat dry winter skin. Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that is performed by a medical aesthetician. Dermaplaning involves exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells. Similar to microneedling, this treatment is designed to smooth out the skin, leaving you with nothing but a fresh face and a boost in your self-confidence. Promoting deeper product penetration, dermaplaning is ideal for helping your skin to hold moisture for a longer period of time, which is critical during the winter months.

Benefits of Dermaplaning in the Winter

The dermaplaning process involves exfoliating the skin with a surgical blade. The dead skin is then removed in addition to vellus hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz.” The treatment results in smooth and healthy skin that looks and feels completely rejuvenated.

Additionally, patients may also experience:

  • A post-treatment glow
  • Minimization of acne scars
  • Smoother facial texture
  • Reduction in clogged pores
  • Fewer brown spots
  • Better makeup application

Long-Term Effects

Despite popular belief, your hair will not grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning treatments. Your hair will continue to grow back at the normal rate of growth and the same texture. Another significant benefit of removing the dead skin buildup is that your skin will allow products to better penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is only recommended for the face and does not include the nose, neck, or decollete. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types.

Regain Your Confidence with Laser Aesthetic Center

Being embarrassed by dry, flaky skin can quickly diminish your self-confidence. Laser Aesthetic Center can significantly help you improve the way your skin looks and feels this winter. Call us today to schedule a dermaplaning appointment where we can help you shed winter skin and regain your confidence.

Laser Hair Removal Is Ideal For Women With PCOS (And Here’s Why!)

Laser hair removal for PCOS

PCOS affects 1 out of every 10 women with ovaries, many of whom go undiagnosed. Classic signs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) include trouble losing weight, irregular or no periods, and unusual amounts of hair on the face, breasts, and belly. Elevated testosterone levels can lead to this increase in hair growth, affecting one’s appearance, comfort, and self-confidence.

An endocrinologist (hormone specialist) can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS, a specialist should evaluate those suffering from symptoms. For those diagnosed, laser hair removal is ideal for women suffering from excessive hair growth as a result of PCOS, and here’s why!

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also referred to as PCOS, is a condition that impacts roughly 10-15% of women. This syndrome causes multiple small cysts around the edges of the ovaries to develop. PCOS also creates an excess of androgen, a male hormone that causes unwanted hair growth on the face, back, chest, lower legs, and abdomen. Those with PCOS may encounter thicker, darker, or excessive body hair due to the extra hormones in their bodies.

Women with PCOS are not without options when it comes to unwanted body hair. In fact, laser hair removal is the ideal treatment for women faced with PCOS. The treatment can aid in removing or reducing unwanted body hair. This solution can eliminate the constant need for shaving, waxing, or plucking.

Laser Hair Removal For PCOS

Laser hair removal is an effective treatment option for women who have experienced an increase in hair growth due to PCOS. A reduction in excess facial and body hair from this treatment can not only be achieved quickly, but it can also offer life-changing benefits for those who are self-conscious as a direct result of this condition. Typically, women suffering from PCOS will need more sessions of laser hair removal to achieve their desired results. On average, 10-12 sessions may be required on the body, and 12+ sessions may be required on the face.

What To Expect From Results

Laser hair removal works for PCOS, and many women with the condition have been able to experience incredible results. To maintain a reduction in hair growth, regular maintenance treatments may be required every 12-15 weeks, indefinitely. This can be especially true for facial hair growth. While laser will not provide 100% permanent hair removal, hair will be considerably finer, lighter, and will be significantly slower to regrow.

Why So Many Sessions Are Needed With PCOS

Laser treatment cannot influence internal hormone irregularities within the body. As laser hair removal works on the surface of the skin, there are limitations as to what it can achieve. With PCOS, hair growth is persistent and resilient. Once a satisfactory reduction in hair growth has been achieved (after a full course of laser sessions), results will need to be maintained. As everyone’s hormone profile is different, the frequency and number of these treatments will depend on the person. Larger body areas may require less frequent maintenance treatments, but you should expect that facial hair will need to be maintained on an 8-12 week cycle.

 

Are You a Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidate for laser hair removal is typically someone with a fair-skin complexion and dark body hair. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments can be used on almost every skin color. During both laser and intense pulse light treatments, the light targets the hair follicle, which then gets destroyed when it absorbs the light energy.

Laser Aesthetic Center is here to help all women feel confident and beautiful. Don’t let PCOS dictate how you feel about yourself. We are here to help you find a solution and to answer any questions you may have. Call us today to schedule a PCOS laser hair removal consultation appointment so we can help you feel your very best regardless of PCOS!

The Ultimate Laser Skin Pigmentation Removal For Asian Skin

Asian skin treatments

If you have Asian skin, you already know how difficult it can be to find laser treatments that are suitable for your skin. Asian skin types are more sensitive and prone to side effects with harsher skin treatments. Laser Aesthetic Center is delighted to be able to promote laser skin pigmentation removal for Asian skin with PicoSure laser. This gentle, light-based approach can help you regain lost confidence and restore your porcelain appearance.

Maintaining a “Porcelain Look” With PicoSure

Hyper-pigmentation, or dark spots, is caused by excessive production of melanin in the skin. Asians tend to have more melanin than Caucasian skin, and as a result, Asian skin is more prone to skin discoloration. There are many ways to treat hyper-pigmentation; however, many come with risks.

PicoSure Laser Technology is the ultimate laser skin pigmentation removal treatment for Asian skin, and here’s why.

PicoSure Laser Technology

PicoSure is a groundbreaking laser technology for medical facials. Unlike other laser technologies that use heat to treat problem areas, PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short bursts of energy to targeted areas to improve the skin’s appearance. “Pico” means one-trillionth, and the PicoSure laser delivers pressurized energy at the rate of one-trillionth of a second, known as a “picosecond.” The benefit of this incredible speed, coupled with the laser’s use of energy, ensures that PicoSure will not burn the surrounding tissue. The results speak for themselves with less damage, as well as less discomfort for the patient.

Treating Hyper-Pigmentation and Discoloration

PicoSure Laser Treatment may be most commonly known for removing unwanted tattoos. However, it’s just as effective, if not more so, at rejuvenating and lightening the skin. PicoSure technology is the first of a new generation of lasers that don’t rely on heat to melt or burn away unwanted pigmentation. Instead, the PicoSure rapidly delivers pressure that blasts pigment into tiny particles that are then absorbed and eliminated by the body.

PicoSure offers a revolutionary technology that is designed to activate our body’s natural healing response. Gentle pressure from the laser squeezes the cells, which enables your body’s natural cell signaling processes to create new collagen and elastic. With time, the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and other textural problems in the skin are softened. PicoSure is approved for use on all skin tones, making this procedure an ideal choice for patients of Asian descent.

PicoSure Vs. Fraxel Lasers

Fraxel is from one company brand, and PicoSure is from another. They are both Fractional types of lasers. Fractional laser means that the energy used is divided into a honeycomb pattern in order to deliver the final results. Fraxel is considered an older technology, and PicoSure is a more recent development with a higher safety margin, higher patient satisfaction, and no downtime required.

Unique Benefits of PicoSure Technology

Unwanted skin pigmentation can build up over the years, and freckles, scars, and dark spots can lead to a lack of confidence or feelings of frustration. PicoSure can address various skin conditions, including acne scars, melasma, sun spots, actinic keratosis, and keratosis pilaris.

Unique benefits of PicoSure technology include:

  • Quick treatment time
  • Virtually no downtime required
  • The ability to reverse sun damage
  • Safe for almost all skin types
  • Minimal treatments necessary to achieve desired results
  • Will not burn the skin

Ready To Learn More?

PicoSure skin rejuvenation treatments are incredibly safe for Asian skin when performed by a PicoSure laser expert at Laser Aesthetic Center. If you’re ready to stimulate skin collagen, reduce hyper-pigmentation, and achieve brighter, younger-looking skin, PicoSure is the ideal treatment for you. To learn more about skin treatment options for Asian skin, contact Laser Aesthetic Center to schedule a consultation appointment.

The Best Skin Rejuvenating Treatments For Winter

Winter skin treatments

Season and climate changes can affect the skin and exacerbate some existing skin conditions. For those with eczema, psoriasis, and acne, the colder months can be particularly problematic. By making simple changes to your daily routine, and investing in skin rejuvenating treatments, you can sport your summertime glow all winter long.

These professional treatments will help you shed any damage from the summer sun, control winter flakes, and breakouts, and improve your skin stay healthy and hydrated.

Chemical Peel

What Is It?

A chemical peel utilizes a process of applying a chemical solution to the skin to slough off dead skin cells. As a result, cell turnover is accelerated, and collagen production is stimulated for a smoother, brighter complexion.

How Does it Work?

Before your appointment, you will schedule a thorough consultation appointment where you will discuss certain ingredients and rituals that should be avoided days leading up to your peel. On the day of your appointment, your skin is cleansed, then prepped with a solution that neutralizes the pH levels of your complexion. The amount of the chemical peel will be determined by your skin needs and areas of concern. After the peel, soothing products are applied to finish the treatment.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who wants to improve the overall health of their complexion can benefit from chemical peels. Depending on the strength of the peel (superficial, medium, or deep), it can address many specific concerns from reversing hyperpigmentation, smoothing wrinkles, and improving skin tone, texture, and clarity.

Why Winter?

Chemical peels are a great way to address multiple skin concerns at the same time. Winter is the ideal season for peels because we are less susceptible to complications that come with too much UV exposure during the post-care healing process.

Dermaplaning

What Is It?

Dermaplaning is a quick and straightforward procedure with no downtime required. This treatment leaves behind nothing by healthy and smooth skin. Your hair will not grow back thicker or darker but will continue to grow back at the regular rate of growth and the same texture.

How Does it Work?

During treatment, the top layer of the skin is exfoliated with a surgical blade. In addition to removing the outermost dead skin layer, dermaplaning also removes the vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz.

Who Can Benefit?

This treatment is recommended for anyone looking to remove the dead skin buildup. Products will be able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, and dermaplaning is safe for all skin types.

Why Winter?

Dermaplaning does not have any downtime, and you can immediately return to work or other activities.

Microneedling

What Is It?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the skin with micro-needles. During this process, a dermaroller causes trauma and lesions to the skin to trigger your skin’s repair process. Collagen production is stimulated as a direct result.

How Does it Work?

Simple cleansing and mild exfoliation will be performed prior to microneedling. Depending on the depth and strength of the needle, a numbing cream may be applied to ease any discomfort. After the treatment, your skin is infused with serums and treatment creams to promote firming, hydration, calming, and brightening.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone looking to postpone or reverse signs of aging, promote clarity, and improve their overall tone and texture can benefit.

Why Winter?

Microneedling should not be performed on sun-sensitive skin due to the small punctures made to promote collagen production, making Winter an ideal season for treatment.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What Is It?

Short, concentrated pulsating beams of light are directed to treat specific skin issues during laser skin resurfacing. Particular areas of concern may be targeted that include pigmentation, age spots, acne, scarring, and unwanted hair.

How Does it Work?

Your skin will be prepared and typically numbed before laser treatment begins. After the procedure, a clinical-strength ointment and an ice pack will be applied depending on the level of the laser treatment.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who wants to see dramatic results for correcting skin pigmentation and signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for those who have already tried a series of chemical peels for their skincare concerns.

Why Winter?

Before having any laser skin resurfacing treatments performed, you must avoid the sun so the laser can treat your actual skin tone. Additionally, following laser skin resurfacing, it’s also recommended to avoid harmful UV rays while your skin heals.

Winter Skin Concerns

Winter is harsh for those with skin concerns. By combining practical steps and with the use of additional non-surgical cosmetic treatment, you can achieve healthy, hydrated skin all year long. Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule make the most out of your winter skin.

5 Benefits of Winter Facials For a Holiday Glow

Benefits of winter facials

The holiday season is full of fun-filled gatherings with family and friends. Harsh winds can also accompany the winter months with temperature changes from moving indoors to outdoors, and the stresses that come with creating an idyllic season of celebration for your loved ones. Winter is never kind to our skin in terms of flakes, cracks, and chapped lips. If you’ve always wanted to indulge in a facial, winter is the best season to try one, and here’s why.

Rehydrated Skin

Wind and cold temperatures outdoors, and electric heaters pumping the indoors means that everywhere you go, your surroundings are sucking moisture from your skin. Even if you are drinking enough water, your facial cells require topical hydration during the changing seasons. During a facial, your skin will be treated with the best moisturizers and serums that are a perfect compliment for your skin. Whether you struggle with oily skin or suffer from dryness, your face is appropriately moisturized and rehydrated.

The infusion of moisture applied directly into your skin cells will last throughout the month, working in conjunction with the skin care products you use at home. Calm down the winter woes with reduced dryness, fewer flakes, and a more even complexion with reduced redness.

Increased Circulation

As our skin ages, our natural circulation slows, which dulls complexion. When you get a facial, you will receive steam and massage treatments that both serve to improve the blood flow of your facial skin and create a healthy glow. Improved circulation will leave you with a youthful glow all winter long.

Vitamin and Antioxidant Infusion

A facial provides your cells with the nutrients they need to thrive. Specific vitamin serums and antioxidants will be placed on your skin, providing you with superior anti-aging benefits. These vitamins and antioxidants can reduce inflammation, speed up new cell turnover, and reverse damage from your summer fun-in-the-sun. The vitamin and antioxidant infusion your skin receives in a facial will help to combat winter windburn and protect your skin.

Clear out Pores and Blackheads

During a facial, your pores will begin to soften and open, preparing them for extractions. Extractions will remove acne, blackheads, and other skin impurities from your mores that cause your skin harm. At-home products in your skincare regimen can leave behind blackheads and clogged pores. Achieve healthy, clear skin with a winter facial.

Relaxation

The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, and getting a facial can be the perfect escape. A single hour of pampering and self-care can make a world of difference in how you face the months ahead. Taking time for yourself and taking care of your skin can help you to feel confident and ready to tackle the holidays. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and rehydrate.

Unique Benefits of HydraFacials

The HydraFacial offers sophisticated, customized cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction in just 30 minutes. Take your skin to the next level with this incredible treatment option that works on every skin type and skin tone. The HydraFacial is ideal for anyone hoping to improve the health of their skin with remarkable benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulated collagen production to enhance elasticity and firmness
  • Even tone and vibrancy
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Lightened brown spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Cleared congestion and oil spots
  • Eliminated blackheads and unclogged pores
  • Minimized enlarged pores
  • Smoothed acne-prone skin

Maintaining Your Facial Results

Whatever your skincare goals are this winter, Laser Aesthetic Center has a treatment plan to restore your glow. The best way to maintain your facial results is to drink plenty of water, use a daily moisturizer for your appropriate skin concerns, and to create an ongoing treatment plan for future facials. Achieve beautiful, hydrated skin all winter long by scheduling a facial with Laser Aesthetic Center today!

Wondering What To Do About Your Aging Neck? We Have Your Answer Here

Aging neck skin solutions

Anti-wrinkle creams, daily moisturizers, and other skincare products can help to restore the face’s youthful glow. While the face is important, your neck is equally vital in maintaining an overall youthful appearance and is often left neglected until it’s too late. If your neck is beginning to sag and reveal the hands of time, now is your opportunity to consider a rejuvenating and uplifting procedure.

While a traditional surgical neck lift can immediately address signs of aging, there are alternative treatments that can lift and tighten the neck with little-to-no downtime.

If Excessive Skin is Your Issue

Loose skin and a thick banding of the platysma muscle (which runs from chin to clavicle) creates the dreaded look of a “turkey neck.” The treatment options that can tighten a turkey neck depend on the severity of the sagging.

Ultherapy is a noninvasive ultrasound therapy that tightens and lifts the skin gradually. Ultherapy is the only noninvasive treatment cleared by the FDA and uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to lift and tighten loose skin over time. This energy works below the skin’s surface to stimulate natural collagen growth and new tissue, to essentially improve your skin from the inside out. You will begin to see an improvement in sagging, lax skin on your neck anywhere from 3-6 months following treatment.

Patients who are considering a neck rejuvenation procedure with mind-to-moderate loose skin may be an excellent candidate for Ultherapy. However, if you have significant sagging skin on the neck, including bands, a neck lift may be more suitable for your concerns.

If Your Sagging Is From Stubborn Neck Fat

Freezing away neck fat with CoolSculpting is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of double chins. This nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is a revolutionary fat reduction treatment that reduces stubborn fat deposits without surgery or downtime. The noninvasive fat reduction procedure utilizes an applicator that exposes unwanted bulges to controlled cooling to freeze fat cells.

Once the fat cells are frozen, they crystallize, die off, and are cycled out of the body in the form of waste. Once fat cells have been removed from the body, they do not grow back. CoolSculpting is an excellent option for anyone looking to achieve long-term fat reduction.

If Your Problem Is Uneven Skin Tone

If unsightly spots on your neck caused by sun damage are your issue, we have your solution. PicoSure laser can improve and revitalize your skin by eliminating sun spots and darkened areas on the face, neck, arms, and other exposed areas. During each PicoSure treatment, your skin will be cleansed and gel will be applied. The laser will send pulses to your skin that feels like a small pinch. After each sun spot removal treatment, you can expect your skin to have some mild redness for the first 24-48 hours. Some sunspots may appear darker initially; however, the discoloration will soon fade.

PicoSure laser can remove or minimize:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Liver spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Brown patches
  • Freckles
  • Other pigmentation issues

If Your Wrath Is With Wrinkles

Neck lines can appear horizontally or vertically. The side-to-side, tree-ring-like lines can be much more prominent as our skin ages. Using a Fraxel laser on neck lines can boost collagen production, tighten and smooth the skin. Skin tightening therapies, such as Ultherapy, allows for the skin to appear smoother. Additionally, vertical bands can be caused by a pulling of the platysma muscle. Injections, such as Botox, can relax the pulling and soften the appearance of neckbands.

Still Unsure What To Do About Your Neck?

Scheduling a consultation with our board-certified technicians at Laser Aesthetic Center can help you in determining which treatment or combination of treatments is ideal for you. If you are interested in neck rejuvenation, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to find out which treatment will give you the best outcome.

The Tightening Treatment Saggy Neck Skin Desperately Needs

Sagging Neck Skin Treatment

Say hello to Ultherapy, the anti-aging facial rejuvenation treatment that lifts and refreshes like a facelift without any downtime or surgery. Ultherapy is a less-intensive, non-surgical option for treating sagging and skin laxity around the face, neck, and decolletage.

This treatment is ideal for those who have been searching for a safe and convenient way to address saggy neck skin and facial aging.

Non-Surgical Skin Lifting and Firming With Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that tightens and lifts the skin to restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Similar to a facelift, this treatment lifts and tightens the skin around the neck and face. This non-surgical procedure will target deep tissues by penetrating the skin by the use of ultrasound energy.

Ultherapy has been FDA-cleared and is established as a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment worldwide.

How Ultherapy Works

During your Ultherapy treatment, your specialist will pinpoint the exact areas of collagen break down via transducers that help us to see the treatment area. The ultrasound waves target the deepest layers of the skin and trigger the body’s natural healing response by way of collagen production. The waves are able to stimulate collagen and elastin creation, encouraging the skin to regenerate.

Ultherapy treatments are virtually painless. Almost immediately after your treatment, your skin will look and feel tighter. Over the next few months, your results will continue to improve as your body’s collagen production levels are boosted. Boosting the growth of new collagen helps to reduce the look of aging by promoting healthy volume within the skin, which in turn, fills in and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

This non-surgical treatment can target the exact areas of concern that you feel need to be lifted and firmed, all while providing you with natural-looking results. Patients can enjoy a healthier, younger-looking appearance without ever having to go under the knife.

When To Expect Results and How Long They’ll Last

Results of Ultherapy treatments are not instantaneous and require some time to take full-effect. Over the course of two to three months following treatment, lifting and tightening will continue on a cellular level. Deep in the skin of the treatment areas, the body’s natural healing process is working in overdrive. The new collagen production will continue to lift, smooth, and tighten skin laxity.

Ultherapy can help to address current skin concerns; however, it does not stop future aging symptoms from occurring. Patients may require additional Ultherapy sessions in the future to maintain ideal results.

Unique Advantages of Ultherapy

If you are looking for a non-invasive way to firm up your skin, Ultherapy offers you many advantages, including:

  • Natural results without any radical changes
  • No risk of an excessively lifted look
  • Visibly smooth complexion and firm contours
  • Wrinkle reduction and tissue firming in as little as one session
  • No recovery time
  • Ultherapy works well in combination with injections

Can Ultherapy Correct Your Sagging Neck?

Excellent candidates for Ultherapy include anyone dissatisfied with sagging or lax skin around the face, neck or under the chin. Potential patients may have considered a surgical facelift in the past to restore their youthful complexion, but would rather avoid an invasive surgical procedure. Patients who typically undergo Ultherapy treatments are in their 30’s or older.

Slow down the effects of aging without undergoing a more invasive surgical procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. Both men and women who have mild to moderate skin laxity are great candidates for treatment. To learn more about Ultherapy and if your sagging neck skin can be corrected with this treatment option, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation appointment with our Ultherapy experts!

Slim These 6 Unexpected Areas With Fat Reduction Treatments

CoolSculpting Treatment Areas

Despite diets and strict exercise regimens, many of us have stubborn fat that we can’t seem to get rid of. CoolSculpting technology uses this controlled cooling to target and kills these fat cells, naturally eliminating them from the body in the weeks that follow.

This unique technology cools and freezes the unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime that results in a visible reduction of fat. The treated problem cells are gone for good, creating an ideal non-invasive long-term treatment.

Slim these six unexpected areas with the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction treatment.

Thighs

One of the most commonly treated areas for CoolSculpting is stubborn fat on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting comes with multiple applicator sizes in order to fit specific areas that you’re looking to tone and tighten. CoolSculpting is specifically designed for unwanted fat the resists diet and exercise and as such is more of a non-surgical alternative to liposuction than it is a weight loss solution.

Upper Arms

Many of us did not think about how age would impact our arms until, of course, we started noticing the skin getting looser and floppier. With CoolSculpting, the unique CoolSculpting Advantage Petite applicator was explicitly designed for this problem area. Loose arm skin and fat can be naturally frozen away, restoring your arms back to the contour you remember and love.

Bra and Back Fat

Did fat pockets under your bra just start popping out, making you self conscious in certain outfits? The good news is CoolSculpting can not only get rid of it, but the specifically designed Cool Advantage and Cool Advantage Plus Applicators can do it in a safe, non-invasive manner. This treatment safely and naturally kills the fat cells immediately below the surface of your skin. The dead fat cells are processed through your lymph system, leaving your back and bra area without the bulge.

 Stomach

No one loves stubborn love handles and extra abdominal fat. Regardless of diet and exercise, unwanted stomach fat loves to stick around. CoolSculpting can naturally eliminate unwanted belly fat while flattening and accentuating your abs. As a result, you can achieve that highly-desired hourglass shape without a single situp.

Under the Butt

If you look in the mirror and see an extra layer of skin underneath where your bum would typically end, you have the dreaded banana roll. Thankfully, CoolSculpting can not only make this extra and undesirable bulge go away, but there’s a specific tool to help. The Cool Advantage Plus Applicator was specifically designed for this part of the body.

Knees

At some point, the skin above the knee inexplicably starts to sag, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. With CoolSculpting’s Cool Advantage Petite Applicator, you can freeze the sag and fat away. This application leaves you with the sculpted and contoured legs you want – and deserve. The knee treatment area includes the fat area above the knee or distal thigh.

Double Chin

Say goodbye to your double chin with the most popular non-invasive double chin removing procedure. Extra skin on the chin and neck is eliminated with the Cool Advantage Petite. This tool was specially designed to treat this problem area.

Love Your Body Again With CoolSculpting

One of the best features of CoolSculpting is that it can treat many areas of the body to give you the shape of your dreams. Are you ready to start seeing your problem areas disappear? If so, it’s ready to contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation appointment for CoolSculpting.

The Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin

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Did your skin have a little too much fun in the sun this year? As summer comes to an end, you may be looking into the mirror and seeing a sun-damaged complexion staring back at you. While other lasers promise to treat hyper-pigmentation and blemishes, only PicoSure uses pressure to deliver impressive results without pain, discomfort, or downtime.

Achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance for fall with PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing.

PicoSure Laser For Skin Rejuvenation

FDA approved for skin rejuvenation, PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing offers the most advanced laser skin treatment in Hinsdale for the removal of skin imperfections. PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short pulses that penetrate and break down damaged skin cell layers until a smoother and healthier skin is achieved. The treatment promotes collagen and elastin production while stimulating a non-traumatic tissue healing response.

PicoSure is a quick and easy non-surgical and non-invasive laser skin treatment that focuses on problem areas in fewer treatments. Unlike lasers that rely on intense heat energy that leads to pain and significant redness, this gentle treatment provides impressive results without discomfort.

Laser skin rejuvenation has anti-aging benefits as aging skin layers peel away. Skin resurfacing can be applied to the face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands.

Causes of Skin Discoloration

Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions, including sunspots, age spots, and brown patches, are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one specific area of the skin. While post pigmented lesions come from sun exposure, others can be something a patient has from birth. Hormonal changes, age, and sun exposure are all common factors and can induce pigment changes in the skin.

Treating Skin Imperfections

Lasers can remove a variety of unwanted skin pigmentation. During your consultation appointment, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime that specifically targets your pigmentation issues to help you achieve the skin you desire.

PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing is a safe non-surgical procedure that diminishes the appearance of skin imperfections, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Brown patches
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles

What To Expect During Treatment

Lasers remove a variety of unwanted pigment. Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure. During your consultation, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime to help you achieve the pigment-free skin you desire. Most patients find the treatment tolerable and do not require any numbing cream or anesthesia. PicoSure delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. The procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Key benefits include:
  • Safe and highly effective
  • Minimal discomfort or pain
  • Little or no side effects
  • Requires fewer treatments
  • Removes skin imperfections
  • No injury to surrounding skin

Treatment Sessions May Vary

Improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions in only a few treatments. Darker, deeper, and broader pigmented lesions may require additional treatments to achieve your desired results. Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types. Each patient is unique and will be evaluated by Laser Aesthetic Center before beginning any treatment.

Revitalization Results You Can Count On

If you’re ready to achieve revitalization results that you didn’t think were possible, call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation appointment. With PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing, younger, healthier-looking skin is only a treatment away.

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