Aesthetic Medicine


Rochester Hills Medical Spa

Rochester Hills Medical Spa is on location and offers a full range of Cosmetic Care Services With Licensed Certified and Experienced Staff. "Beauty For Every Budget"


With available laser technology that can be used on any part of the body we are able to reduce wrinkles, scars, and other skin blemishes. This procedure requires no cutting or needles and is virtually pain free. We also specialize in skin rejuvenation and other medical skin care treatments. These prescription-grade medications are a higher dose than those found in department stores.



Cosmetic Laser Procedures

The following is from www.lumenis.com


Active Fx - Laser Skin Resurfacing

The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances, allowing nearly everyone to achieve close to flawless complexions. Many systems allow for light, moderate or deep laser resurfacing. The primary targets of laser skin resurfacing include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the upper lip, cheeks and forehead
  • Loose eyelid skin
  • Crow's feet around the eyes
  • Pucker marks (smoker's lines) and frown lines
  • Brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
  • Scars, especially acne scars
  • Loose skin around the neck and jowls


How it Works                                    
View a video of the procedure:   ActiveFX

The gold standard of laser resurfacing systems, the UltraPulse® CO2 laser delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses in a pattern over the skin. Each pulse heats a column of tissue eliminating pigment discolorations at the surface and creating a zone of heating deep in the tissue. Unique to the UltraPulse Encore, these zones of heating shrink collagen immediately*. The CO2 laser also offers the benefits of heating deeper layers of skin tissue, thereby stimulating collagen remodeling the skin further. Patients can select from a range of treatments depending on the needs of your skin and lifestyle. View a video of the ActiveFX™ Procedure
 

What is ActiveFX “fractional� laser resurfacing?

ActiveFX is a fractional laser procedure performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime.
During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out lines, wrinkles and scars, remove brown spots and other irregularities. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time. With fractional laser treatment, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges� of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.
Download the informational ActiveFX brochure [pdf]
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Is ActiveFX right for you?

ActiveFX is ideal for you if you:

  • Have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for a long time
  • Want noticeable results with minimal downtime
  • Want to treat dyschromia, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity*



What you can expect from ActiveFX

Most physicians perform the procedure in the office with a topical anesthetic cream that is applied 30-40 minutes before the ActiveFX procedure begins. There is little to no pain associated with the procedure – most patients say they feel warmth similar to sunburn. You can drive yourself home after the procedure. With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within 2 days. After about 3-5 days, your doctor will probably let you wear make-up. Pinkness should be gone in about a week.



ActiveFX benefits

ActiveFX treatment produces a dramatic effect on the skin:

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin

The results of ActiveFX laser treatment are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can persist for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better 3-5 months after the procedure.

View a video of the procedure:


Before And After Photo's


Wrinkles and Tone
Courtesy of:
Dr. Joseph Niamtu, III




Texture
Courtesy of:
Barry E. DiBernardo, MD




Wrinkles

Courtesy of:
Otavio Roberti Macedo, M.D.




Wrinkles
Before and two months after one treatment
Courtesy of: B. Kent Remington, M.D
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Frequently Asked Questions


What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable part of the aging process. As we grow older our skin becomes dryer and less elastic. Most people begin to develop fine lines and wrinkles by the age of 30 or 35. However, overexposure to the sun can greatly enhance the aging process. Sun exposure promotes the formation of deep wrinkles and furrows, along with changes in pigment and skin texture.

How can someone avoid fine lines and wrinkles?

Avoiding overexposure to the sun should be the key element of any skin care regimen. Sunscreen with an SPF of 15 should be used on the face every day. Staying out of the sun when it is at its peak (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) is also advisable.

Are topicals available to treat fine lines and wrinkles?

Topical application of prescription drugs, most notably synthetic derivatives of Vitamin A (retinoids), can improve the appearance of sun-damaged and aging skin. For instance, topicals can be effective in diminishing fine wrinkles. However, most tretinoins are skin irritants and often produce skin reactions. In addition, any visible improvement may disappear when use of the drug is discontinued.

How does laser resurfacing treat fine lines and wrinkles?

With facial resurfacing, a high-energy beam of infrared light is used to vaporize lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other skin irregularities, layer by layer. This process also stimulates the formation of dermal collagen to improve elasticity and support for the skin.

Are laser resurfacing treatments safe?

Lasers have been used in cosmetic surgery for more than 20 years and have been proven to provide safe, predictable and effective results when used by trained physicians on appropriately selected patients. Alternative treatments, such as deep chemical peels and dermabrasion, have largely been replaced by laser procedures due to the precision and uniformity that laser resurfacing provides.

What is the difference between a light and deep laser skin resurfacing?

The precision of laser resurfacing allows physicians to tailor treatment according to the needs of every patient. Some patients choose deeper resurfacing for its maximum effect, while others require only light resurfacing or desire a faster recovery. In either case, the UltraPulse laser treats and provides significant cosmetic improvement for fine lines and wrinkles.

What recovery time is needed for facial resurfacing?

With moderate to deep resurfacing, the skin goes through an initial healing period, which includes crusting that typically lasts seven to ten days. At this point, most patients return to normal activities and makeup may be applied. The fresh, new skin will be reddish pink, a good sign that healing is taking place and that blood is nourishing the growth of new skin cells. This redness gradually fades within four to twelve weeks depending on skin type and depth of laser treatment. Lightly resurfaced patients can typically return to normal activities within four to five days, and redness disappears within three to five weeks. Of course, adhering to physician's instructions for post-operative care will aid in the healing process.



 

Rochester Hills Medical Center
2820 Crooks Rd. Suite 400
Rochester Hills MI, 48309
Ph: 248-852-9290  Fx: 248-852-0305
Rochester Michigan's Premier Urgent Care Facility

 


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