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How Millennials Are Putting Off Aging Phoenix

How Millennials Are Putting Off Aging

When we traditionally think of anti-aging treatments, we think of women and men in their 40’s and 50’s who are trying to combat the signs of aging that have started to appear. Nowadays, the millennial market is growing for these aging treatments. This method of millennials getting skin treatments is called “prejuvenation.” They are holding onto their youthful beauty for as long as possible by being proactive in their skin rejuvenation methods. At MDSkin Lounge, our team offers a range of prejuvenation techniques to help keep the aging signs at bay. Some of the most popular treatments for millennials are Botox, Chemical Peels, and Microneedling.

Botox for Preventing Wrinkles

More and more millennials are getting Botox in their twenties and early thirties. Botox is a well-known treatment for smoothing out wrinkles and lines in the face. It does this by relaxing the nerves which causes the muscles to contract. As your muscles contract over and over, wrinkles begin to form. Now, millennials are getting small doses of Botox to prevent wrinkles from even forming.  The thought is that by getting Botox early, the muscles won’t contract in order to form these aging signs.

Using Chemical Peels for Prejuvenation

Another popular treatment that millennials are gravitating towards is chemical peels. Chemical peels are great skin rejuvenation treatments that can address various skin concerns such as acne, fine lines, large pores, pigmentation, rough texture, and more. These peels help to promote healthy skin and a radiant glow. At MDSkin Lounge we offer the ZO 3 Step Peel and the SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel along with a variety of others. These can be customized to your specific skin type and concerns. Chemical peels help to prejuvenate the skin by getting rid of dead skin cells early on.

Microneedling for Aging Skin

As we start to age, our natural collagen production decreases. The collagen supports moisture and elastin structures in our skin to keep skin tight and smooth. Microneedling is a great treatment that supports the production of collagen in the skin and rejuvenates the skin. Microneedling is used to improve scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Millennials are turning to this facial treatment to help boost collagen production to keep skin healthy.

Come into MDSkin Lounge

Are you starting to notice some small differences in your skin? Avoid these turning into major aging signs by getting a prejuvenation treatment at MDSkin Lounge. Talk to our team about your concerns and desires so that we can recommend the right treatments for you. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

How the SkinPen can Rejuvenate your Complexion Phoenix

How the SkinPen can Rejuvenate your Complexion

Microneedling, The Vampire Facial, Collagen Induction Therapy, Derma Rolling – it’s all the same, right? No… not so fast!

The Vampire Facial, Collagen Induction Therapy, and Derma Rolling can be performed with a number of devices, most of which are considered cosmetic needling devices (almost anyone can perform the service) vs. medical needling which requires a trained physician or trained skincare professional to perform the treatment.

Cosmetic vs. Medical

Microneedling uses tiny, sharp needles to create small holes, called micro-channels, in your skin. These micro-injuries trigger your skin’s natural healing process, including the production of collagen. Cosmetic needling uses short needles (less than .5 mm long) to fractionally stimulate your skin’s outer layers. Medical needling uses longer needles (.5 mm and longer) to stimulate the dermis, your skin’s deeper layers. The longer needles (up to 2.5 mm) reach the deep dermis, making it possible to treat acne scarring and other scars by breaking up scar tissue and inducing skin remodeling. There is only one FDA approved device for the medical collagen generating treatment – SkinPen.

About the SkinPen

The SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to simulate the body’s natural wound healing process, motivating collagen production. New dermal tissues and blood vessels replace the wound during the remodeling process for a rejuvenated complexion.

With a SkinPen treatment you can anticipate:

  • a comfortable treatment
  • a short treatment – usually just 30 minutes
  • post-procedure effects similar to a sunburn
  • safe on all skin types
  • little to no downtime
  • beautiful, lasting results

If you are interested in learning more about microneedling with the SkinPen, contact our office today!

The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Phoenix

The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Are you starting to notice that your complexion is looking a bit dull? Or perhaps early signs of aging such as wrinkles and lines have begun to pop up. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Read on to learn more about this treatment and what it can do for you.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets – many times greater than occurs normally in blood. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of soft tissue.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, spinning it down so that only the PRP cells remain, and then either injecting it into the skin or placing it on top of the skin with other treatment modalities.

What are the benefits of PRP Therapy?

The PRP Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade. They signal the surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue, reduce inflammation, and are significant contributors to cell proliferation. The PRP induces new collagen and blood vessels (which produce a healthy glow).

What treatments use PRP?

There are a number of treatments that can use PRP to enhance results, including:

Microneedling

Application of PRP after microneedling, also known as the Vampire facial, is a very popular treatment to stimulate collagen and improve pore size and fine lines.

Hair Regeneration

The newest trend is injecting it into the scalp.  PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.  We recommend a series of three, done four weeks apart.

Laser

We apply PRP after laser treatments to enhance the results and promote faster healing.

Fillers

We use PRP combined with fillers to help stimulate collagen, improve skin tone and elasticity, and promote healing.

If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatments in Scottsdale, contact MDSkin Lounge today to schedule your consultation!

How to Get Younger, Healthier Looking Skin Phoenix

How to Get Younger, Healthier Looking Skin

How to Get Younger, Healthier Looking Skin Phoenix

How to Get Younger, Healthier Looking Skin

Posted on May 9th, 2017 in Microneedling

Over time, your skin will go through many changes both internally and externally — sun damage, diminished collagen production, skin laxity, possible cuts that result in scarring, pollutants and dirt causing enlarged pores, possible acne scarring, and more. Although many creams or regimens exist on the market today, most merely target the surface of the skin as opposed to the root of the issue beneath the skin in the epidermis and dermis. Microneedling works deep within the skin to stimulate new collagen to naturally improve the skin’s surface at the source.

How is this done?

Today, many board-certified surgeons look to microneedling to treat fine lines, enlarged pores, scarring, uneven skin texture or tone, and wrinkles. This treatment can rejuvenate the skin by stimulating new collagen production and elastin for healthier looking skin.

How does it work?

Microneedling uses a device to penetrate the skin below the surface to create small channels for a process called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). This process allows for your skin to naturally improve without invasive procedures. In some cases, candidates for micro-needling choose to undergo platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to separate the plasma from your blood and promote new cell growth. The combination allows for new collagen production and regenerates tissues.

If you are interested in obtaining smoother, more youthful-looking skin, schedule a consultation at our Scottsdale, Arizona location today! Our Gawley Plastic Surgery MDSkin – The Lounge can help you rid your skin wrinkles and imperfections with a strategic treatment that best fits you.