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6 Ways to Combat Aging Skin

As we age, our skin dramatically changes, becoming thinner, less full of fat and less plump and smooth. Over time, the skin loses the collagen that provides fullness and elasticity, resulting in those dreaded wrinkles. But your doom may not be sealed forever. A number of procedures let you fight these signs of aging. Check out these six groovy newish procedures to rejuvenate the face and reverse the damage that takes age takes on your skin. You could have that youthful glow back in no time!

Vampire Facelift
Its name may sound evil but its effects are anything but. The Vampire Facelift combines hyaluronic acid fillers, a smooth gel, with platelet-rich plasma drawn from your blood to soften wrinkles and revitalize the skin. Improving the skin’s texture, volume and tone, the facelift targets trouble zones such as the tear trough, smile lines, marionette lines, cheek volume and lip border. The clinician restores the lost HA with the gel, activating the collagen and encouraging collagen growth – even as time goes on. The procedure is billed as safely and effectively giving you back that glowing youthful look.

HydraLift Facial
With the HydraLift facial, you can be on the way to a dramatically younger-looking you in under an hour. The skin is smoothed, cleansed, nourished and hydrated for fast and painless results. Special ingredients are designed to treat the deep layers of the skin where cell renewal occurs. Using gentle microcurrent and high frequency, the HydraLift increases circulation and oxygen absorption, leaving impressive results regardless of skin types.

The Reaction
The Reaction offers a safe, noninvasive yet proven way to help eliminate cellulite and tighten the facial skin. Using RF energy, the technique stimulates the face’s natural collagen and elastin fibers, causing greater collagen secretion and thereby enhancing the skin’s elasticity. As the collagen fibers contract, the skin is firmed and tightened. The Reaction can be used on most facial areas, such as the jowls, cheeks, forehead, eyes and neck. It also can be applied to areas on the body, including the tummy, calves and hips, to treat stretch marks and lax skin.

ClearLift
A different route to try to reduce wrinkles and fine lines is laser skin resurfacing. ClearLift is an almost pain-free, non-ablative method to get visible results without the downtime. Harnessing the latest laser technology, the technique provides an alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing, treating delicate areas – such as the eyes, neck, mouth and chest – that traditional ablative lasers cannot. ClearLift applies heat deep beneath the skin without harming the outer layer of the skin, allowing all healing and repair to happen under the intact epidermis.

Fractional CO2 Laser Facial
Another new innovation in laser skin rejuvenation is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, which applies a carbon dioxide laser to the skin with impressive results. The method employs a fractionated laser beam, which uses thousands of tiny columns of heat to destroy old skin cells and cause new collagen to form. Short, concentrated pulsating beams of light remove skin layer by layer. Only the target area is affected, allowing the skin to heal much more quickly than old CO2 treatments. Results – including eliminating fine wrinkles, reducing pore size and tightening the skin – can build over months. The treatment, which should not be used on darker skin tones, can also be used to treat blemishes and acne scars.

SmartXide DOT Therapy
SmartXide DOT Therapy is a specific cutting-edge method of fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Typically, traditional skin resurfacing uses a laser that is evenly applied deep down in the tissue. In contrast, fractional skin resurfacing uses repeated, shallower laser treatments without penetrating the healthy surrounding tissues, meaning less downtime. DOT stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis. The SmartXide DOT laser is unique in that the clinician can selectively control the spacing or pitch of the DOTs, allowing for treatment of relatively small, specific areas and faster skin healing. Younger skin could be a mere one treatment away.

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