We all want to look and feel great. The skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects us from the elements. But it also ages us. Sometimes, quicker than we care to admit. While investing in injectables and anti-aging skin care is great, however Ultherapy is the treatment that you really want. It will add to your arsenal of anti-aging skin care. And this blog post will tell you why!
Where to Start
Getting Re-acquaintedAfter trying to alternate it into our practice including Radiofrequency and Lasers, it was time to get reacquainted with Ultherapy. After all, it has changed a lot in the past 7 years. The amount of energy has been lowered, thus it includes much less discomfort. There are also more customizable treatments. These use various handpieces and advanced techniques. A LOT had changed since I first trained on this device!
FDA-Approved Anti-AgingNow, Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure FDA approved. It lifts skin on the neck, under the chin, the brow and the chest area. It can make your skin appear healthier. This happens thanks to the stimulation of collagen. There's really no downtime with this procedure. Many consider it a 'lunch time lift'. However, it does take more than a quick lunch. On average, you should allow 2-3 hours for a lower or full face. You only need 30 minutes for a brow though.
The Fine PrintYou should know there will be some swelling post-treatment. Yellow bruising may also occur. However that can be easily covered. Post-treatment, your face will feel sensitive to touch. It will also be a bit numb, due to cutaneous nerve swelling for a few weeks. The procedure itself feels zingy. Almost like heat under the skin. Many people will do the treatment with just Tylenol and Motrin pre treatment. However, we recommend some medication to take the edge off. Our Nurse Practitioner prescribes this though.
What Else Should I Know?The ideal age for Ultherapy is 40s-50s. If you're older or have more laxity (loose skin), but are looking to avoid the scalpel, then it may take two treatments. These will need to occur 6 months apart for best results. The results start to work at about 1 month. They then peak at 3 months. This procedure is also great post-surgical procedure once healed. Best of all, the results are natural. We often hear people ask 'how long does it last?'. The results are permanent. However, we keep aging. And we need to repeat the treatment every 3-5 years. This could be more frequent for older clients.
Why RN Esthetics for Anti-Aging?Our practice is unique. Our RNs perform all of our anti-aging treatments. We have advanced certification in Ultherapy. And we've used many of the other ant-aging technologies out there. These include lasers and RF. Ultherapy allows us to visualize the area we are treating. Then we ramp up your collagen and alastin.! We combine the treatments with our Alastin Kits for home. We're advanced nurses, medical experts, and injectors.w We understand the anatomy. So we customize treatments to help you achieve your goals! So what are you waiting for? Let us see you and customize a plan!
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Medical Grade Skin Care is Essential.Whether you're addressing pigmentation, acne, lines, wrinkles, or other age-related changes! This isn't the same a going to the mall and purchasing a product with the MD brand name on it. Medical grade skin care products are only available at physician and medical esthetic practices. Here are some top must-haves in your skin care line up. We'll let you know why they make a difference.
SPFThis is the top anti-aging product. Prevention is key to block both UVA & UVB rays. UVA rays are the longer rays in length. They penetrate deeper into skin. They reach and damage structures in the dermis. This causes inflammation. UVB rays are shorter rays. They cause damage and inflammation in the surface of the skin. Mineral based sunscreens must contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This allows them to deflect sunlight and penetrate deep into skin. A newer Super Screen from Skin Media, called Total Defense & Repair, also prevents Infrared penetration. That can cause aging and volume loss.
AntioxidantsThese products neutralize free radicals. Common medical grade skin care antioxidants are Vitamin C&E, Coenzyme Q10 and green tea. Vitamin C is also shown to increase collagen production.
RetinoidsAs we age, epidermal cells and skin turn-over diminish. This can contribute to lines, wrinkles, pigment and other age related changes. Retinoids will help increase cell turn-over, exfoliation, increase epidermal thickness, increase production of collagen and quality of elastin. Together they will result in smoother, more even toned skin. Retinoids are your skin's BFF.
Growth FactorsThese are naturally occurring tissue proteins. They initiate tissue repair, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, and control inflammation. Not all growth factors are equal. They must be stable. They must contain high concentrations of human growth factors. Our favorite medical grade skin care growth factor is TNS Essential Serum. This all in one product is our staff fave. It's a must-have for all skin.
PeptidesThese are made up of Amino Acid Chains. They increase cell production of collagen. Peptides improve clinical appearance of aged and photo-damaged skin.
Skin-Lightening AgentsOur team is not a fan of hydroquinone products. However, we do offer very limited courses. These are combined with peels or laser in deeply pigmented skin. Lytera is a super power serum. It contains Niacinamide, vitamine B3 to promote skin lightening, licorice root for lightening, vitamin c, retinol and more. This is a must-have for pigmented skin. It breaks up pigment on the surface. It also prevents deep pigment from coming to the surface.Come in and see our team of experts. Let us work within your budget to get you on a few must-haves. Better yet, sign up for our 90 day North Shore Glow & Tell for a series of peels. You'll get 90 days of must-have products for the skin.Team RN Esthetics
I'm a blonde woman. The peach fuzz facial hair is always a challenge. Lasers don't work. And who wants to deal with waxing? Then I discovered the Dermaplaning. Life was simple again! Ever heard of Dermaplaning? This blog addresses this treatment option.
What is Dermaplaning?
- Skin is cleansed deeply. We prefer to add this to a Hydrafacial. This procedure will leave the skin clean and hydrated.
- Using a scalpel or similar device, and of course a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.