Treatments to Harness Your Body’s Natural Anti-Aging Processes
Everyone’s talking about the benefits of injectables. From BOTOX to fillers, you’ve probably heard about how easily these smooth lines, fill wrinkles, and add volume to nearly any part of the face. But what if you are not ready for injectables? Or perhaps you aren’t a good candidate for these options for some reason. What anti-aging treatments are available to you that can help turn back the clock, reduce the signs of early aging, and even prevent aging acceleration?
We’re thrilled to tell you that there are many options available, most require little to no downtime, and they will make a real difference in the appearance and condition of your skin. Even more exciting, these treatments leverage your body’s own healing processes to produce results you will love like smoother, firmer, and tighter skin or a rejuvenated tone and texture.
Here are some of the safe and effective treatments you can choose to rev up your own natural anti-aging abilities:
The Eraser: Microneedling
Are you familiar with the benefits of microneedling? If not, this treatment is ready to be your new best friend. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling consists of puncturing the skin with multiple very fine needles using a handheld device. These micro-punctures in the skin cause your body to launch its own healing processes, which include creating more collagen and elastin – the elements that give skin its firmness and elasticity.
To make it even more effective, our Eraser™ treatment also includes the application of our proprietary serum filled with peptides and growth factors that go deep to encourage extra tissue renewal.
The result is smoother, glowing skin and diminished fine lines and wrinkles. The Eraser offers an excellent solution for acne scarring too. Requiring minimal downtime, this treatment is most effective in a series of four to six, but you’ll begin to see initial results within a week or two.
Vivace Plus: RF Microneedling
When paired with other anti-aging treatments, microneedling becomes increasingly more effective. Because there are many signs of aging — like wrinkles, crepiness, grayish skin tone, or sagging skin, for example — the Vivace Plus works to address all of them.
The Vivace RF device uses microneedling to open portals in the skin and simultaneously delivers radio frequency (RF) energy deep below the surface, literally heating up your collagen production. We also inject our proprietary serum to boost these effects. Finally, depending on your skin’s needs, we use blue or red LED lights to further stimulate healing and collagen production for all-over skin rejuvenation.
We typically recommend a series of three Vivace Plus: RF Microneedling treatments, and thanks to the addition of the LED therapy, no downtime is needed.
The Greenwich 3D Lift
Another excellent microneedling combination can be found in our Greenwich 3D Lift™. This treatment really does it all, pairing RF microneedling with ultrasound energy and injections of our proprietary skin-rejuvenating serum. We call it 3D because it targets three layers of the skin, improving it from above, below, and in between.
You already know about the benefits of microneedling and RF energy for boosting collagen and elastin production. These work deep below the surface, especially thanks to the micro-channels the microneedling opens in the skin. To this, we add ultherapy, which uses ultrasound energy to further stimulate the body’s healing process, renewing elasticity and lifting the skin. As a final step, we incorporate our proprietary serum.
In addition to its tightening and lifting effects, the Greenwich 3D Lift™ targets many of the effects of aging, including those on the outer epidermal layer, improving skin tone and shrinking pores.
Do you have redness even when you aren’t blushing? Our go-to redness-reducing treatment for many years has been intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also called a Photofacial. This completely noninvasive treatment sends light below the skin’s surface to target redness caused by broken blood vessels and can benefit brown spots too. This is an excellent treatment for targeting age spots, sunspots, rosacea, unwanted freckles, and enlarged pores.
As with most of these facial rejuvenating treatments, you’ll need a series to get the best results – usually three to five treatments. There is no real downtime with IPL, although you’ll need to stay out of the sun. Red spots will simply fade, while brown spots will turn darker and flake off, but you can wear makeup immediately.
A final skin rejuvenating treatment we love is the Fraxel laser. This gentle laser has the skin resurfacing power of an ablative laser, but because it targets only a fraction of the skin’s surface, minimal downtime and rapid healing are its specialties. Offered in two depths to perfectly match your individual needs, the Fraxel laser targets age spots, sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Yes, stretch marks! We use Fraxel to rejuvenate the face, but it’s an ideal option for other areas of the body too, especially those that are sun damaged.
Just one Fraxel treatment is all patients typically need to improve the tone and texture of their skin and eliminate brown spots. It can also treat melasma, which may require additional sessions.
Although these anti-aging treatments offer an ideal solution for anyone not ready for BOTOX or fillers, they also complement those injectables well. With so many to choose from, all that is left to do is schedule a consultation to find out which one is the best fit for you and your skin!