Laser 360 Revolution - The Nonsurgical Facelift

The Laser 360 Revolution is an innovative approach to greatly improve skin health and appearance for both men and women of all ages and skin types. It combines various leading edge laser therapies together that work synergistically providing you with a nonsurgical face lift at the end of the treatment!

Operative facelift remains the gold standard to which all facial restoration outcomes are compared. In skilled surgical hand, operative facelift provides reliable improvement in appearance. Surgical facelift is associated with significant down time, post operative pain, risk of infection and facial nerve injury. The nonsurgical facelift was created as a solution for people of all ages seeking correction of skincare concerns ranging from brown spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, loss of volume and uneven skin tone.

With increasing age, many skin changes occur in the skin. First, after the age of 30, collagen and elastin production is reduced. Collagen and elastin are two fundamental building blocks that help maintain strong, elastic, and healthy appearing skin. As we lose collagen and elastin with age, hormonal changes (ie menopause or andropause, the male menopause), sun damage, smoking, chronic disease, etc., the skin begins to sag, appears more thin, has more visible sun damage, uneven skin tones which cause us appear older than our age.

Most patients present with combination skincare concerns. It's rare to have one issue. Using a combination of various lasers in concert will improve these combination aging-skin concerns. Our most important goal in slowing the aging train is increasing collagen and elastin production. The Laser 360 Revolution using the Harmony Laser is leading edge technology that provides a new stand alone solution to this aging-skin challenge.

The Laser 360 Revolution is a series of treatments that will turn your skin around in 60 days. It begins with a skin rejuvenation laser and skin tightening laser followed with a microdermabrasion in one week. This treatment will help improve uneven skin tones, reduce visible sun damage and rosacea, while reducing fine lines. The skin tightening laser will help tighten the sagging skin around the neck and face to provide you with a smoother and tighter appearance. The microdermabrasion is important because it helps exfoliate any residual brown spots that become loosened with the skin rejuvenation laser.

The next laser treatment is one week after the microderm and combines the Pixel resurfacing laser and the skin tightening laser. The skin tightening is done frequently to bring the collagen and elastin fibers that have been stretched out like an old rubber band closer together. The Pixel is leading edge laser technology that penetrates deep into the skin to help fill in deep lines, fine lines, scarring, reduces sun damage, melasma all by building new collagen and elastin. The Pixel laser is truly interrupting the aging train by building new collagen and elastin resulting in brighter, healthier looking skin. The Pixel does leave a sunburned look for about two days followed by peeling so it is best to receive this treatment with the understanding that you may have several days of redness and peeling. We follow this with a microdermabrasion in one week to help the skin exfoliate after the laser treatments.

This combination of laser treatments is repeated two more times every two weeks to result in the nonsurgical face lift. This treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest, upper arms, hands, and back. We strongly recommend doing the face, neck and chest together to keep everything appearing in the same decade. When people only do their face, the neck and chest often give away their age!

If you are a male and are worried about uneven hair growth from the laser (this is mostly due to the laser skin rejuvenation treatment), we replace the treatment plan with the Pixel, skin tightening and microdermabrasion every two to three weeks.

If you have a darker complexion, we recommend using hydroquinone 4% two times per day for two weeks prior to the treatment. We also recommend replacing the skin rejuvenation laser with the pixel treatments only. The Pixel and the skin tightening laser from Alma Laser is color blind and is a wonderful option for darker skin types. Furthermore, because darker skin does not age as quickly as lighter skin due to the melanin component, it will require fewer treatments usually spaced out at 3-4 weeks and will take three months to achieve optimal results.

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