When the colder and warmer months end, it’s time to switch to a new skin care regimen. Possible goals include removing dull, flaky skin left over from winter, replenishing lost moisture, and protecting yourself from sun exposure. As we head into spring, here are some in-office therapies cleared by the FDA.
Unlike other fractional lasers, Halo can penetrate deeply into the dermis for more effective skin rejuvenation. In contrast to conventional laser treatments, Halo selectively treats only a small area at a time, leaving a more even distribution of treated and untreated skin to speed and reduce recovery time. This laser treatment targets fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and discoloration, uneven tone and texture, sun damage, scars, and more.
A topical anesthetic will first numb your face or other treatment areas like the neck, chest, legs, or arms. The Halo laser will non-invasively create thousands of microscopic channels in your skin to promote the development of new collagen and elastin – proteins in the skin that give it volume and elasticity.
There is no downtime required but a red sunburned feeling is common for about an hour after treatment. After a week, your skin will look radiant and revitalized after the redness has faded to a dark patina. We may suggest a series of treatments, each spaced three to four weeks apart, to help you reach your aesthetic objectives.
The HydraFacial hydrates and nourishes your skin to give you that youthful, dewy glow. It is the ideal all-in-one face refresher. The HydraFacial treats dullness, dryness, clogged pores, signs of aging, and more. It is a gentle treatment that is suitable for all skin types. You can immediately tell a change in your skin after just 30 minutes. One monthly therapy session is possible.
A revolutionary and gentle IPL (intense pulsed light) procedure, Forever Young BBL has been shown to combat the signs of aging skin. Forever Young BBL rejuvenates your skin on the surface and in the cells, making it one of the most common treatments for sun damage, dark spots, discoloration, and fine lines. Because of the potential for scarring and permanent skin discoloration, the treatment is usually avoided on darker skin. The average length of treatments is 3–5 visits.
Your skin will first be cleansed and prepared with a topical numbing agent. The BBL laser will be moved across the skin, gently heating the outer layers to stimulate collagen production. Pigmented lesions will absorb the heat energy and gradually flake off, revealing smoother, brighter skin.
Botox is a neuromodulator that can temporarily improve dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. The procedure can be used on any skin type, only requires a few minutes to apply, and has long-lasting effects on skin smoothness. There is no recovery period. At most, mild redness and bruising at the injection sites may occur.
Before getting injections, a numbing cream can be administered topically and left on for about 15 minutes. Afterward, the practitioner makes a few tiny marks on the skin near the injection sites. Your aesthetician only takes a few minutes to administer BOTOX injections to the affected regions. Facial injections are typically administered at a dosage of 25–75 units.
All these skin-refreshing options will surely bring a desirable and satisfying effect on your skin this summer. To learn more about these and other cosmetic treatments in Grand Rapids, MI, schedule a visit with us at Grand Pearl Spa. We look forward to meeting you and customizing a treatment plan designed for your skin and specific skin goals!