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CO2 Laser: Just One Treatment Can Take Years Off Your Skin

CO2 Laser: Just One Treatment Can Take Years Off Your Skin

Posted on May 15th, 2020 in Lasers, Skincare

The new CO2 fractional laser is a step up on the Fraxel Laser Resurfacing which has been a favorite of both patients and physicians. The revolutionary CO2 fractional laser is a great treatment for those patients who are suffering from severe sun damage, deeper wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, as well as acne scars. It also offers the benefits of skin tightening, a smooth and even complexion, and a radiant glow with just one session. Today, CO2 lasers are the best skin resurfacing treatments on the market and can offer dramatic improvement.

What can a CO2 laser treat?

There are a wide range of treatments offered by the CO2 laser resurfacing procedure. These include:

  • Smooth deep wrinkles and fine lines like the frown lines on the brow, pucker lines around the mouth, or crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Tighten the eyelids
  • Correct acne scars and uneven texture
  • Eliminate uneven skin pigmentation and brown spots
  • Tighten and rejuvenate the skin of the neck.
  • Remove pre-cancerous growths
  • Treat stretch marks and other scars

What is a treatment session like?

CO2 lasers deliver extremely high-energy laser light in short bursts to the skin. This exfoliates your skin layer by layer and removes dead, damaged skin cells. The specialized CO2 laser handpiece allows the technician to control the depth of the treatment, making it an effective option for delicate areas like the face.

Some patients can experience discomfort during their laser treatment, but we provide a topical anesthetic, and an oral sedative can be used to provide even greater comfort.

What can I expect after treatment?

Depending on the extent of your concerns and goals, you might require more than one treatment session. It can take about one week to heal after your treatment session, meaning you should plan on at least 14 days off social commitments during your recovery period. You must take good care of your skin during your recovery and follow aftercare instructions diligently. It’s important to cleanse your skin frequently and also keep it moisturized. Most patients will find that their skin is covered in a fine crust and is red or pink in color. Until you are completely healed, you must protect your skin from sunlight with daily sunscreen use. Your skin may still be slightly pink for a few weeks, but you can easily cover this with cosmetics after your initial recovery period.

With good upkeep and the right professional-grade products for your skin, your CO2 laser treatment results can last for years.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about your options with CO2 laser treatments and effective facial rejuvenation, contact us to schedule a consultation at MDSkin. During a consultation, we can create the ideal treatment plan and ensure you know what to expect. To get started, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging Phoenix

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging Phoenix

Ultherapy: Banish Signs of Aging

Posted on November 12th, 2019 in Skincare, Ultherapy

Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-surgical ultrasound treatment that addresses the effects of gravity and aging on your skin.

During this “lunchtime procedure”, the ultrasound stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production and offers a significant lift to the tissue within 2 to 3 months. The ultrasound energy during the procedure is deposited deep within the skin at the optimal temperature for the regeneration of collagen. This jump-starts the natural process of the production of new collagen, known as neocollagenesis. Unlike other therapies that jumpstart the same process, Ultherapy does not require any fillers, creams, or toxins. Your results will be completely natural.

What is the Ultherapy treatment like?

The first step of your Ultherapy treatment begins with your provider assessing the skin of your face and neck to determine which areas require tightening. Usually, not just the superficial layer of the skin but the deeper layers require tightening for the best results.

At MDSkin Lounge, we recommend medications to relax you during the treatment, in which case you will need someone to drive you home following the treatment. The treatment area is then cleaned, and a topical numbing cream is applied. Next, the ultrasound gel is applied. The thickness of your skin is then assessed for each area to be treated. Next, your provider will mark these areas and determine the energy to be delivered. The Ultherapy machine delivers different depths and strengths of energy depending on the areas of the body. Determining the correct depth and energy depends on the thickness of the skin, varying from 2.5 mm to 4.5 mm. For instance, if you wish to tighten the deeper SMAS layer of your cheeks, the 4.5 mm depth will be chosen. The 3.5 mm depth is chosen when you are looking to tighten the skin on the forehead, neck, décolletage and around the eyes.

Depending on the degree of aging and your skin’s thickness, the amount of energy delivered to an area is pre-calculated. This ensures that the correct amount of ultrasound is used overall.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

Patients experiencing any loose or sagging skin around the neck and jowl or that are bothered by a double chin can benefit from Ultherapy.

Ultherapy treatment is also recommended for individuals who are bothered by early signs of aging and wish to reduce wrinkles and lines. It can also be beneficial for those who are suffering from medical issues and do not qualify for a surgical facelift.

What are the benefits of Ultherapy?

Your Ultherapy treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the number of areas being treated. Most people require only one session. There is no downtime with the procedure, so you can return to your work and regular routines the next day. It is also safe for those suffering from diabetes and immunity problems.

Are there any side effects of Ultherapy?

Though there are no serious side effects associated with Ultherapy, there are some things to be aware of. You may find there is redness in the treated area, but it resolves quickly. There might also be some mild swelling, but it goes away within a few days. Most patients are comfortable during the procedure with only momentary discomfort. In some cases, there might be mild bruising but this resolves on its own within a week of your treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

Talk to the MDSkin Lounge team to find out more about Ultherapy and how it can benefit you. The team at MDSkin Lounge are highly experienced and strive to help you be knowledgeable and comfortable before getting any treatment. To book a consultation, call MDSkin Lounge 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!

How to Stimulate Collagen Production at Home Phoenix

How to Stimulate Collagen Production at Home

How to Stimulate Collagen Production at Home Phoenix

How to Stimulate Collagen Production at Home

Posted on December 10th, 2018 in Skincare

We all want smooth, even, strong skin for a youthful glow. However, sometimes different factors such as aging, sun exposure, and smoking can make that difficult. Thankfully, there are some at-home treatment options and practices that can help to keep your skin looking its best. And it all starts with collagen.

What is Collagen?

Collagen exists naturally in our skin as structural support.  It’s what makes your skin plump, firm, hydrated, and youthful.  We stop producing collagen as we age, and unfortunately this usually starts around age 25.  This creates thinner skin, wrinkles, and saggy skin.  While we can’t stop the aging process, we do have ways we can stimulate our body to produce more collagen.

At-Home Treatments for Collagen Production

The easiest way to stimulate collagen is to apply a product to your skin. Creams that claim to contain collagen are not effective because the collagen molecule cannot penetrate the skin.

Retinols are the only ingredient proven to improve the cellular function of aging and photo-damaged skin. They are the best anti-aging cream you can use. They not only decrease the amount of collagen breakdown from sun damage, but they also stimulate the production of new collagen. Retinols help increase cell turnover, making room for new cell growth underneath. They thicken the deeper level of the skin, reducing the formation of wrinkles.

At MDSkin, we love the potent retinol in ZO Skin Health Ossential radical night repair or a gentler retinol found in SkinBetter AlphaRet overnight cream. When using the ZO product, we recommend a one time a week protocol vs. the Skinbetter product for daily use. It is always best to have a consultation with one of our providers prior to starting any retinol protocol.

If you are interested in learning more about our medical-grade skincare products and what they can do for you, 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!

Boost Your Glow with Our Beauty Brew Phoenix

Boost Your Glow with Our Beauty Brew

Boost Your Glow with Our Beauty Brew Phoenix

Boost Your Glow with Our Beauty Brew

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 in Skincare

Many of us spend hundreds of dollars on fancy serums, creams, and moisturizers in an effort to get healthy, glowing skin. However, we often get so caught up in what we are putting ON our skin, we never take the time to think about what we are putting IN our bodies and how that affects our skin. Taking the time to nourish our bodies from the inside out with the right vitamins and nutrients can help us achieve the glowing skin we have always wanted.

Check Out Our Beauty Brew Shot

At MDSkin, we offer the “Beauty Brew” injection, which is a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids that is formulated to enhance your skin, strengthen your hair and nails, and improve your overall wellness. When the Beauty Brew is injected, the nutrients are directly absorbed by your system for optimal results. When patients receive this injection on a regular basis, they will notice a glow to their complexion, shinier and thicker hair, stronger nails, increased energy, improved concentration, and a stronger immune system.

The Beauty Brew is made up of a number of vitamins and nutrients, including:

  • B12- Enhances energy, metabolism, mood, immune system, and concentration, and accelerates healing.
  • B Complex & B6- Boosts hair, skin and nail health. Decreases bloating and water retention.
  • I.C- These are essential amino acids that aid in metabolism, weight loss, brain health, and enhance hair, skin, and nail health.
  • L-Carnitine- Boosts metabolism and aids in weight loss.
  • Biotin- Improves quality of hair, skin, and nails.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more our Beauty Brew injections, contact MDSkin today! We would be happy to answer any questions you have, as well as set you up your Beauty Brew appointment!

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously? Phoenix

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously?

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously? Phoenix

Are You Taking Sunscreen Seriously?

Posted on June 28th, 2017 in Skincare

Summer in Scottsdale is here, and the sun’s rays are stronger than ever. If you are like most women, you probably make sure you have your sunglasses on hand before heading out the door. However, are you taking the time to apply sunscreen as well? The majority of women are actually skipping the sunscreen, which can cause early signs of aging, and even put you at risk for skin cancer.

Sunscreen Habits

SkinStore.com recently conducted a survey to learn more about American women’s sunscreen usage. The survey included 2,000 women across the U.S., and revealed that only 28% of women are using sunscreen on a daily basis, and one-third of women only bought a sunscreen product once a year!

The survey also revealed how women feel about the dangers of the sun. It seems that women are not taking the dangers of skin cancer as seriously as they should, with only 48% worried about developing skin cancer, and 51% concerned about premature signs of aging.

While it makes sense that many would be worried about signs of aging, skin cancer is a real, serious thing, and needs to be considered. Just applying a gold ball sized dollop of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading outdoors could save your life.

Contact Us

At MDSkin – The Lounge, we offer a variety of treatment to address many skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, uneven texture, and more. Contact our Scottsdale office today to learn more and schedule your consultation.

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion Phoenix

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion Phoenix

4 Summer Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Skincare

Summer has arrived, which means warmer weather and more time in the sun. While many try to spend as much time outdoors in the summer as possible, the sun’s rays and warm weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Read on for some summer skin tips to keep your complexion looking fresh and healthy.

  • Protect your Skin

One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen.  When spending extended time outdoors, remember to reapply every two hours, and every 30 minutes if you are exposed to water or sweat. Be sure to pick up a formula with at least SPF 30 that is broad-spectrum for full protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays- your skin will thank you.

  • Stay Hydrated

The sun can cause the skin to become dry, so it is essential to keep your skin hydrated during the summer months. Using intensive hydrating masques once a week and being sure to regularly apply moisturizer to your skin can keep your complexion hydrated. Also, be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help maintain your body’s hydration levels. Hydration can do wonders for the skin!

  • Exfoliate

Keep your skin soft and smooth with exfoliation. Exfoliating can remove dead, dull skin cells to reveal a glowing complexion. It can also help to improve the absorption of hydrating moisturizers and toners. Exfoliate about once a week- any more than that can cause the skin to become irritated.

  • Soothe and Prevent

So, you forgot to apply sunscreen and now you are left with a painful sunburn. Soothe your damaged skin with cooling gels or botanicals to help reduce inflammation and lessen discomfort. Also, be sure to visit your doctor for a yearly skin exam, as sun damage can increase your risk for skin cancer. Early detection can help to prevent skin cancer from spreading.

Following these skincare tips this summer can help your skin to look and feel great. If you live near the Scottsdale area and are interested in achieving a healthy, youthful complexion, contact MDSkin – The Lounge today! We offer a large array of skincare treatments and procedures for beautiful skin.

Introducing: Clear + Brilliant! Phoenix

Introducing: Clear + Brilliant!

Is your skin starting to show the early signs of aging? Are you interested in improving your complexion, but are not ready to undergo intensive or invasive treatment options? If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from Clear + Brilliant! MDSkin – The Lounge is excited to add Clear + Brilliant to our list of services to help improve individuals’ overall skin appearance.

What is it?

Clear + Brilliant is a non-ablative fractional laser treatment that is a great option for those who are new to laser treatments. This treatment is gentle, only targeting a percentage of the skin. This means less damage to the skin, and less downtime. Clear + Brilliant works by targeting a small area of the skin, initiating a healing response and stimulating collagen for a healthier complexion.

The Clear + Brilliant treatment can be done using two different options: Clear + Brilliant Original and Clear + Brilliant Perméa. Clear +Brilliant Original focuses on reducing large pores, improving skin texture and tone, and treating fine lines. Clear + Brilliant Perméa can also help reduce fine lines and large pores, but can target mild hyperpigmentation as well.

Who is it for?

Individuals who are just beginning to notice signs of aging in their skin (usually in their 20s or 30s) often see great results with this treatment. It is perfect for those who are focused on reversing and preventing these early signs of aging, but are not ready to undergo a more invasive laser or skin treatment.

What Can Patients Expect?

Following a Clear + Brilliant treatment, results are immediate, and also improve over time. Results will continue to improve over the next few days, with skin appearing smoother, brighter, clearer, and more even toned. Also, each additional treatment session will improve results even further, which means the more treatments you get, the more radiant your skin will be!

If you are interested in achieving a radiant, healthy complexion, ask us about Clear + Brilliant today! Call 480-696-6670 to learn more. MDSkin – The Lounge is proud to serve patients in the Scottsdale area.

Join MDSkinClub & Save Phoenix

Join MDSkinClub & Save

Join MDSkinClub & Save Phoenix

Join MDSkinClub & Save

Posted on May 17th, 2017 in Botox, Skincare

MDSkin – The Lounge has launched an exclusive rewards program, granting loyal clients access to discounts and rewards. When you become a member you can expect monthly core benefits that are valued at $150 plus more discounts only available to members.

What’s included?

As a member of MDSkinClub, you will receive either a silk infusion facial or an I.V. drip therapy treatment within each month of your SkinClub membership. Both of these treatments are valued at $150 and as a member you will receive your choice of one every month. These base benefits are just the beginning of your member privileges. All MDSkinClub members will receive the option to take advantage of a variety of discounts over the course of the membership. If you are someone who is consistent with their antiaging and skincare routine, this program is for you.

The other discounts available to every member are:

• $9.50/Unit for Botox Injections (you save $2.50 per unit)
• Half off B-12 Injections (4 shots per patient, per month)
• Always receive 10% off on all other purchases (cannot be combined with other discounts)

Members will also receive exclusive discounts, access to new treatments, events and promotions. If you’re committed to looking your best, joining MDSkinClub can help you along your journey to flawless, younger looking skin.

How Much Does a Membership Cost?

The MDSkinClub has flexible payment options, including a three, six and twelve-month option. All memberships start with an initial membership fee of $297.00. For a three-month membership, the initial fee is all you will have to pay. After three months, there are three monthly payments of $99.00 each month for the six-month membership. However, if you would like to go ahead and sign up for a year, you can do the initial payment plus eight monthly payments or pay a lump sum of $1,089 (this gives you one month free!)

Still Have questions?

Not sure if the MDSkinClub is for you? Give us a call today and one of our staff members can walk you through the program and determine which plan is right for you. For regular patients, this high value program pays for itself in just a few visits. Enjoy the Lounge Life today and experience better skin all year long.