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Wrinkle Treatment

Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can't. Let's do what we can to help.

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.

Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can't:

  • Age. As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled.
    Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin's connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis).
    Without the supportive connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
  • Smoking. Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. This may be due to smoking's effect on collagen.
  • Repeated facial expressions. Facial movements and expressions, such as squinting or smiling, lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. And as skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back in place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.

During a consultation, your New Light Team Member will develop a custom treatment plan based on your skin type and the severity of wrinkles. In addition to quality Vivier Skin Care products, we may suggest a combination of the following in-clinic treatments utilizing cutting edge technology:

1) TempSure™  Envi System by Cynosure is the world’s first full body skin tightening system designed for the face and body to combat wrinkles, rhytids, and even cellulite. This RF (radio frequency) device heats up tissues to induce new collagen production resulting in skin tightening and lifting.

How does TempSure™ Envi System by Cynosure work?

It uses RF radiofrequency waves to heat up target tissues and produce new collagen, which will tighten the skin and prevent or eliminate formation of new wrinkles and soften the appearance of current wrinkles without any needles, cuts or bruises. Just a little gel with a little heat.The system is designed in such a way to heat up any tissue much faster and safer, resulting in increased patient comfort and better results. It takes less than 1 second to reach 39-45˚ C and it comes with a temperature sensitive handpiece for the most precise energy delivery currently available on the market.

2) PicoSure® Focus device as an alternative or added treatment, gives your skin a brightening pick-me-up! This rejuvenating treatment offers patients an array of skin-beautifying benefits in addition to diminished lines and  wrinkles including a reduction in sun damage, pigmented areas, and acne scars.

PicoSure® - This innovative skin rejuvenation treatment is non-invasive, requires minimal downtime and has guaranteed results. As the world’s first, fastest, safest and most effective picosecond laser technology, PicoSure® uses ultra-short and fast bursts of laser light energy to penetrate the surface of the skin, gently targeting pigmentation or abrasions, encouraging the body’s natural healing process to sweep away older, damaged tissue and rebuild it with new collagen and elastin. This is accomplished without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue.

PicoSure® treatment sessions are quick and effective, taking as little as 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the targeted area. Little to no downtime is experienced with PicoSure® as the laser does not break the surface of the skin or cause any lasting harm. Noticeable results will be apparent as early as the first treatment, but following your clinic professional’s advice, it may take up to 3-7 consistent sessions to achieve your desired result.

3) Our ICON Laser is an advanced laser that houses three different treatment modalities in one machine, giving Dr. Jeffery and his trained laser aestheticians  a wide range of options to address uneven skin texture. 

Patients often come into our office with a variety of cosmetic concerns they want to improve. The beauty of the Icon Laser is that it can address multiple issues in just one treatment or spread out over multiple treatments, if indicated. Additionally, this leading device is more comfortable during treatment, offering the same wonderful benefits as other lasers but with less discomfort and downtime.

The ICON Laser is the only system that can administer ThreeForMe treatments. A combination IPL and laser renewal treatment, ThreeForMe is a great option for patients wishing to improve lines, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin texture with very minimal downtime. This skin-enhancing technology not only evens out tone and texture, but it also helps stimulate collagen production for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. ThreeForMe treatments generally require a series of treatments for optimal results.

Another feature of the ICON is its intelligent skin reading device that determines the melanin amount in the skin being treated, which ensures optimal safety for a wide range of skin types.

4)  Medical Grade Chemical Facial Peels rejuvenate and refine the look of your skin. They work by removing the outermost layer of skin, causing immediate gratification by diminishing imperfections. Peels effectively combat acne, reduce pore size, dullness, blotchiness, age and sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Peels can be used as a stand alone treatment or as a part of a customized treatment plan for more dramatic effect when combined with other treatments or procedures.We offer two types of medical grade chemical peels from the leaders in skincare to help you look and feel your best. First, the minimally invasive yet very effective Vivier® Peel, which is ideal for sensitive skin. The second type, the Jessner Peel, is the most intense which is especially effective for those most concerned about hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne and scarring.


Pre-treatment/Post treatment Instructions - PicoSure®

Precautions to take before your light-based treatment:

  • No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of Post treatment complications.
  • Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply to the treated area every 2 hours when exposed to the sun and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.
  • Remove all makeup, creams or oils prior to treatment.
  • Be sure to inform your care provider if you have ever had cosmetic tattoos or cosmetic pigmentation or permanent makeup applied near the area of treatment.

Instructions following your laser treatment:

General 

  • Cleanse the treated area at least daily with water and mild soap, and then pat the area dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
  • If crusting/scabbing occurs, do not shave or pick the area. Apply Aquaphor ointment (tattoo) or other moisturizer (face) to the area 2 - 3 times per day. Keep the area moist, and let the crusting/scabbing resolve on its own. 
  • If you are prone to breakouts or have oily skin, consider waiting 24 hours before applying any topical products.
  • Discomfort may be relieved by cold gel packs and/or an over the counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen.
  • Avoid contact sports or any other activity that could cause injury to the treated area.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking or using the hot tub/whirlpool until the skin heals.
  • Contact your physician if there is any indication of infection (redness/tenderness or pus).

ICON® 1540 Non-ablative laser post-treatment instructions

  • Application of cool gel packs and appropriate topical creams immediately following treatment can help alleviate post treatment itchiness and stinging that may occur.
  • Edema, and sometimes blanching, is expected immediately post-treatment and generally resolves within 24- 48 hours. It may last up to 3 - 5 days in some clients.
  • Those being treated may experience significant redness, broken capillaries and bronzing in the treatment area for approximately 1 - 3 days after treatment. This may persist in a mild form for several weeks particularly in areas other than the face.
  • Following a more aggressive treatment, it may be helpful to use some occlusive ointment on the skin after treatment and during the healing process to help desquamation or crusting.
  • To help remove debris and bronzing of the skin that can appear 1 - 4 days after treatment, soak treated areas for 5 - 15 minutes with gauze or washcloth wet with water, then gently remove debris. Do not pick at or scrub the treated areas.
  • Gently cleansing and use of non-irritating cosmetics are permitted after treatment. It is suggested that retinoids be discontinued 1 - 2 weeks prior to the initial treatment and throughout the course of treatment. The use of retinoids during the treatment course may result in undesirable side effects and prolonged healing.
  • Those prone to acne outbreaks should avoid heavy makeup and moisturizers for 24 hours post treatment.
  • As healing occurs, clients should avoid injury and sun exposure for at least 2 weeks following treatments. It is highly recommended that clients use sunscreen with SPF 45 or higher containing UVA/UVB protection between treatments, along with a sun blocker such as zinc oxide whenever they are outside.
  • Once the treatment area has healed, some itching or dryness may occur. This will gradually clear. The use of non-irritation moisturizers may provide some relief.
  • After treating striae (stretch marks) it is recommended to avoid tight fitting clothes around the treated area for 3 months after the last laser treatment.
  • Please advise the treatment provider if there are any issues or concerns following your treatment.

 Tempsure -  Pre- and post-treatment instructions 

Wrinkle treatment

Pre-treatment instructions for TempSure - Wrinkle treatment

  • Remove all make-up, including eye makeup, lotion or sunblock and wash facial area prior to treatment. Any preparation left on the skin will act as impedance to the energy and will diminish the effects.
  • Neurotoxins or fillers should be given post-treatment or a minimum of two weeks prior to the TempSure treatment.
  • For 5 - 7 days prior to treatment, at the practitioners discretion, avoid therapies that may cause erythema (redness) or irritation such as Retin-A or products containing Isotretinoin, glycolic acid and or salicylic acid.
  • The treatment area must be free of any open lesions or infections.
  • For optimum treatment, hydrate by drinking plenty of water or hydrating fluids several days in advance. Avoid alcohol, if possible.

Vivier®  and Jessner peels

Pre-treatment instructions

(Three days before the treatment)

Avoid the following procedures: electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal

Stop using exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

Stop using products containing Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinol, prescription Retinoids or Benzoyl Peroxide such as the following Vivier products:

  • Medicated Wash
  • AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cream
  • Exfolliant Forte
  • 0.3% Retinol SR Complex
  • Retinol 1.0% Night Complex
  • Peptide CR Creme
  • Peptide CR Eye Creme
  • Acne Treatment Lotion

What to Expect During and After the Treatment

You may experience a slight tingling sensation as the treatment activates on your skin

Approximately 48 hours after the treatment, your skin may peel, be red, dry and irritated

Skin may take on a sunburn appearance

Peeling and redness, if any, may last for 3 to 5 days

The amount of sloughing experienced will vary depending on the condition of your skin and the home care products you use

The amount of peeling observed is  not an indication of the effectiveness of the treatment

Post-treatment

The night of your treatment rinse your skin gently with water only and pat dry

Do not rub or pull your skin as scarring may result

Avoid vigorous activities, swimming and hot showers, especially in the first 24 hours following the treatment

Avoid harsh cleansers, washcloths, scrubs or loofahs for 48 hours following your treatment (gentle scrubs such as the Vivier Vitamin C scrub are safe to use)

Do not use products containing Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinol, prescription Retinoids ro Benzoyl Peroxide up to  48 hours following your treatment or once peeling, redness or dryness subsides such as the following Vivier products:

  • Medicated Wash
  • AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cream
  • Exfolliant Forte
  • 0.3% Retinol SR Complex
  • Retinol 1% Night Complex
  • Peptide CR Creme
  • Peptide CR Eye Creme
  • Acne Treatment Lotion
  • You may continue to use products that do not contain the previously mentioned ingredients the day after your treatment
  • Do not have any other facial treatments for at least one week after the procedure
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily and avoid direct sunlight for at least one week

At-home

To maintain or improve your results at-home, use the suitable Vivier skin care program recommended by your skin care specialist

If outdoor activities are planned use Vvier® SPF 30 or SPF 45

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your skin care specialist or your physician

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