There are two options for facial rejuvenation: surgical and non-surgical. The surgical option is facelift surgery, which remains the most effective and long lasting treatment available. However, the costs and risks associated with surgery have produced a demand for cheaper, safer alternatives.
These days, there are many non-surgical treatment options available, all varying in effectiveness and how long the results last. In this article, we look at recent advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation, plus introduce ResolveTM, a new treatment option featuring the most cutting-edge technology.
What Happens To Skin As We Age?
Collagen and elastin form a 'mesh' that provides support for the upper layers of skin. Elastin is important for the skin's suppleness, while collagen provides strength. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin declines and the renewal of the top layer of skin (the epidermis) slows down. The skin becomes thinner and more prone to sagging and wrinkles. Other signs of ageing include age spots, dryness and broken blood vessels visible under the skin's surface. The signs of age are evident all over the body, but are more noticeable on the face.
Advances In Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
- Fraxel laser treatment
Fraxel treatments use laser energy broken up into pin-point columns arranged in a grid pattern. The laser energy passes through the upper epidermal layer of the skin and into the deeper dermal layer. The laser energy creates tiny wounds that stimulate the body's natural healing processes into action, stimulating new skin cell growth, and increased collagen and elastin production to regenerate the entire treatment area. Fraxel treatment can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and skin pigmentation, but Fraxel is an extremely aggressive treatment with downtime lasting days to weeks. There is also a risk of scarring with Fraxel treatment.
- Radio Frequency treatment
Radio Frequency (RF) is a new generation of non-ablative fractional technology that is much more effective in improving the appearance and texture of the skin, with shorter recovery periods and fewer side effects. Radio Frequency is an energy like laser but travels through the skin in a different way, penetrating deep into the dermis with little harm to the surface of the skin. RF energy can be used alone or in combination with Infrared energy. Like Fraxel treatment, RF SublativeTM facial rejuvenation concentrates the RF in a grid pattern creating an area of micro-injury that stimulates a natural process of skin regeneration to resurface and improve the texture of the skin.
- ResolveTM Facial Rejuvenation treatment
ResolveTM rejuvenation uses a unique Picosecond Holographic Fractional Laser system. It creates photomechanical injury - thousands of tiny microscopic burns throughout the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. The laser pulse is so fast (a trillionth of a second) it can create injury with very little heat at the surface of the skin. The laser is holographic because the laser pinpoints are focused beneath the epidermal layer. Like Fraxel and RF treatments, the body's natural defence mechanisms are activated to repair the damage with increased cell, collagen and elastin production to improve the firmness, elasticity and texture of the skin. This revolutionary technology delivers the laser energy under the epidermis and into the dermal layer where the most effective collagen and elastin can occur.
Results from ResolveTM treatment are as good as Fraxel but with the advantages of zero downtime, no pain and the same price. It really is a no brainer, there's no need to expect significant downtime and pain with risks of infection.
Advantages of ResolveTM
- No pain
- No epidermal damage so no downtime
- Same price as Fraxel
- Results are noticeable from the second treatment and improve over time
- Safe on all skin types
- No risk of infection
If you have concerns about your ageing skin and are thinking about treatment options for improving the look and feel of your skin, come in for a free consultation. We will assess your skin, discuss your concerns and talk about the treatment options and answer any questions you have. ResolveTM is a safe and effective option for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. We have helped many people regain their youthful appearance with ResolveTM treatments.