Latest Treatments to Reduce Lines, Scars, Cellulite

Microneedling is trending, and for good reason. Everyone is falling in love with the results! Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling, is safe, minimally invasive with little to no downtime, and helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. The outcome is beautiful, youthful looking skin.

The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling helps reduce the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin. In one study of 60 patients with acne scarring, three microneedling treatments resulted in a 31 percent improvement in skin texture, with no discoloration of the skin. Microneedling was effective for all skin types.

Is appropriate for all skin types. The SkinPen microneedling device creates hundreds of tiny micro-channels in the skin with minimal damage to the epidermis. SkinPen disrupts the junctions between the skin cells, temporarily disrupting the skin’s barrier function. This brief, mechanical disruption does not cause the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the epidermis to react by increasing pigment production and darkening the skin in a process called hyperpigmentation. Therefore, SkinPen can be used on all skin types, including darker skin that is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.

Can be used on many body parts. The SkinPen needle depth adjusts from .25 mm up to 2 mm, allowing the provider to tailor the treatments to the patient’s particular skin thickness as well as his or her needs. SkinPen’s variable needle depth makes it more versatile than traditional rollers, and it can be used efficiently on many parts of the body.

Has minimal risk of infections or scarring. SkinPen doesn’t remove or damage the epidermis and doesn’t trigger the inflammatory pathway, meaning infections and scarring are unlikely.

Works in conjunction with Skinfuse. Skinfuse is an easy-to-use skin care regimen specifically formulated to provide the nutrients your skin needs to optimize the results of the SkinPen procedure. Skinfuse products contain nutrients that support the skin after microneedling. Also, to assist in your microneedling procedure recovery, Skinfuse does not contain ingredients that hinder the skin rejuvenation process.

Does Microneedling hurt?

A topical anesthetic is typically applied prior to a SkinPen procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure. For most people, it’s probably less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.

Is there downtime after the Microneedling?

The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.

Applying Skinfuse RESCUE Calming Complex immediately post-procedure soothes the skin and reduces inflammation. RESCUE was formulated by Bellus Medical as part of the Skinfuse post-procedure protocol specifically to calm the skin following the SkinPen microneedling procedure.

Z-Wave Cellulite Treatment

ZWave uses high energy radial shockwaves scientifically proved to have a large impact on collagen structure, connective tissue and improving blood circulation.

ZWave can be used as a “stand-alone” application or in combination with other fat reduction methods. Typical application areas are, e.g. cellulite, connective tissue weakness (upper arm, underbelly, etc.) and stretch marks (striae). Simple pain-free application using radial shockwaves for skin tightening, cellulite and general connective tissue tightening treatments requires no downtime and has visible results.

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Maureen Mussomele
Maureen Mussomele , is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, CoolSculpting Specialist, Advanced Nurse Injector as well as an Advanced Laser and Safety Nurse. She is a member of the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. She has trained with Sciton Laser, which is the gold standard in laser treatments. Among her many certifications she also specializes in medical grade skin care, to help keep your skin looking fresh and luminous. She has had her R.N. degree for over 30 years. For years as an ICU Nurse, Maureen has brought skills of being a strong patient advocate to Skin Wellness MD. It is her belief that “you need to understand your clients as an individual, listen to what their desires and expectations are and build a complete personalized skin portfolio to meet their needs.” She also believes in not only treating the skin from the outside but also from the inside.