January 01, 2021

The Benefits of Aesthetic Treatments

Words / Yulia Kapranova 

Aesthetic medicine has been very popular over the last 10 years. There are multiple

treatments for rejuvenation of the skin.

Aesthetic treatments help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, and improve the production of collagen. Miami is the center of beauty, where everyone would like to look spectacular. Knowledge about aesthetic treatments will help you  choose the right procedure and medical clinic.

 

Always  take care of your skin twice a day. There are 730 opportunities per year when your skin routine can make a difference to your skin’s health. When performing skin care treatments twice per day, you will have a chance to get in 60 sessions of beauty.

HydraFacial

HydraFacial is a non-invasive multi-step skin treatment that makes the skin look younger and healthier. HadraFacial is effective for any age and any skin type. HydraFacial includes four facial steps: exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, and hydration to the face. The HydraFacial system has a vortex swirling movements, which helps to hydrate, remove dead skin, clean and soothe the skin. It treats acne, large pores, pigmentation and wrinkles, fine lines. HydraFacial and LED light are especially a good combination. Blue light helps to treat acne and red light reduces the visibility of wrinkles.

The first step is cleansing and exfoliation. This step helps gently clean and exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and sebum while gently opening the pores. The second step includes gentle non-irritated chemical peel of salicylic and glycolic acids to loosen deep pore debris. The third step is extraction that removes blackheads and impurities from the pores by vortex vacuum suction. The last step is hydration with antioxidative soothing serum and peptides.

Hydration helps to detoxify, rejuvenate, and restore the skin. HydraFacial is gentle enough that you may complete other treatments during your visit. Attend HydraFacial treatment once a month for the better results. You will see immediate results after HydraFacial without downtime.

Derma Pen

The DermaPen is an advanced instrument with disposable needle tips that vertically pierce the skin and treat the acne, stretching marks, sagging skin, reduces visible wrinkles, minimizes pore size and improves skin tone and texture. Interestingly, DermaPen treats post acne scars and burns scars. DermaPen increases the collagen production and absorption of more than 80% of serums during the treatment. Injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) generate more production of collagen due to high concentration of platelets and growth factors. Additionally PRP stimulate tissue regeneration, wound healing and acceleration of the hair growth.

The numbing cream is applied before every DermaPen treatment to reduce the tolerance of the pain. For rejuvenation treatment, it is better to have 4 treatments. Perform one treatment every month. For treatment of acne scarring, it takes six treatments and for stretch marks - ten treatments.

 

Radio frequency

Radio frequency is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that includes circular motion of heat around 40°C for 30 minutes. This process enhances collagen production with tightening of the elastin fibers and reduces the fine lines and firms the contour of the face. The radio frequency energy is converted into kinetic thermal energy. Eight treatments of radiofrequency are recommended for best results. One treatment per week, because it takes time for collagen production after each session. After the eight treatments, maintain your results every 6 weeks. Radio frequency is contraindicated for pregnant women, patients with metal hip joints, heart valves and rosacea. Radiofrequency reduces cellulite and stretch marks, stimulates the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, lifts the cheeks, tightens the jaw line and reduces fat cells.

 

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an anti-aging procedure that improves the appearance of lines, pores and reduces the early signs of aging. It stimulates the production of collagen, encourages natural rejuvenation and restores youthful glow look by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Tiny exfoliating crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. It is excellent when used on areas of pigmentation, dull skin and age spots and benefits all skin types.

Botox in medicine

Botox is a botulinum neurotoxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Types A and B Clostridium botulinum toxin are used in aesthetic medicine. Botulinum toxin blocks neuromuscular transmission causing temporary relaxation of the muscles.

Dr.  Alan Scott was the first to use Botox for treating strabismus in 1980. Botox has been one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the USA within the last decade. Botox is used for the reduction of facial wrinkles, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, eyelid spasms, crossed eyes (strabismus), overactive bladder and many other spastic disorders. Since Botox prevents the muscles from contracting, it helps to prevent wrinkles from getting deeper and involving additional facial fibers. Botox softens forehead lines, and vertical lines of the lip, crow’s feet and lifting of eyebrows. It can be used for smoothing the platysma band in the neck. Most patients start using Botox at 30 years old. Typically, Botox lasts 5-6 months. It depends on your metabolism and physical activity, so if you have a slow rate metabolism and minimal physical activity, the injection of Botox will fade slower. In contrast, if you have a higher rate of metabolism, moderate or physical activity and you like to attend sauna, jacuzzi, you will sweat more and it will eliminate Botox faster from the body.

Botox (Allergan) is the most famous brand name of purified botulinum toxin. Xeomin (Merz Pharmaceuticals, Frankfurt, Germany), Dysport, (Medicis, UK) are another FDA approved cosmetic product. Botox and Dysport are both effective, safe products for reduction of facial wrinkles. Dysport could represent effect faster after injection, on the 2nd day after injection and Botox shows effect on the 3-4th day after injection, but Botox may last longer. Dysport is contraindicated in patients with cow’s milk protein allergy. For the regular results a patient requires to attend the doctor every six month.

Ideal candidates for injections with Botox are the patients between the ages of  18 to 65 years old, non-pregnant or non-nursing women and patients who have not taken aspirin and ibuprofen at least two weeks prior to injection. Botox is contraindicated for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or myasthenia gravis. The most common side effects from Botox injections include headaches, nausea, respiratory infection, the flu and temporary eyelid droop. Additionally, you may suffer from muscle weakness, breathing difficulties, loss of bladder control and pneumonia, but these severe life-threatening cases are not results of aesthetic procedures.

Fillers injections

Derma fillers have a significant role in aesthetical and dermatological procedures for replacing lost volume, creating youthful appearance or jaw line, smoothing the wrinkles, plumping the lips, reshaping noses, chins, hands and buttocks. Dermal fillers help to smooth out nasolabial lines, diminish vertical lip lines or enhance the appearance of droopy earlobes. Primarily fillers have been used for cataract in ophthalmic

procedures and intra-articular joint injections, but nowadays it has become a popular procedure in aesthetics. About one million people are choosing injectable dermal fillers. Facial fillers are divided into three main types: hyaluronic acid, collagen and neocollagenic materials.

 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is produced by fibroblasts and fibrocytes on a regular basis. Hyaluronic acids attract water, adding new volume under the skin surface and providing additional nutrients into the skin. The average person has 15 grams of hyaluronic acid in the body. 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold about 6 litres of water. 

 

Hyaluronic acid is divided into 4 classes: high, middle, low and nano molecular weight. For example, higher molecular weight works for a short time and has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is stored for a longer period of time, readily able to enter the skin and visibly reduced wrinkles.  Nano molecular weight works in deeper layers, regenerating the skin. After 25 years of age, the production of hyaluronic acid starts to slow down.

 

Collagen is the naturally produced skin protein responsible for skin elasticity and strength. Collagen injectable fillers have been used less frequently due to potential allergic reaction and short effect after injection. 

The synthetic hyaluronic type of fillers belong to Juvederm/Juvederm Plus (Allergan), Restylane (Medicis) and Perlane (Medicis). Juvederm XC (Allergan, Irvine, CA) are hyaluronic fillers that include lidocaine, creating the comfort during injection. The results after filler injection may vary from 6 up to 12 months, depending on activity of metabolic rate. Clinically proven results show that injectable fillers are stretching fibroblasts and stimulating the production of new collagen. It leads to the diminishing of wrinkles.

 

Sculptra (Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater, NF), Radiesse (Bioform Medical, CA) are neocollagenic fillers, which enhance the production of new collagen in the injected area. Radiesse is a synthetic product that contains calcium hydroxyapatite. Calcium hydroxyapatite is a natural mineral that is found in human teeth and bone. Hydroxyapatite of the fillers suspend deep wrinkles. Radiesse is used for deeper areas of the skin to minimize visible wrinkles and the effect lasts for 1 or 2 years. Sculptra or poly-L-lactic acid are fillers that are pre-mixed with lidocaine and are administered for nasolabial folds. Before Scultra were used only for HIV patients to diminish facial lipoatrophy.

 

Facial fillers are indicated to patients of different ages, besides the patients who have allergies to the compound of fillers and who are taking an aspirin due to risk of bleeding and hematoma. Asymmetry could be corrected by hyaluronidase, which is injected to dissolve excess hyaluronic acid fillers.

Kapranova Yulia

MD, PhD, Aesthetician in Biotech Wellness Medical Center,

Author of book "Longevity & Belly Dance",

Professional Belly Dancer and

Yoga Instructor,

Mrs. Universe

Instagram: yuliascientist

Website: www.mylongevityandbeauty

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