There is so much information out there about treatments you can do to improve your skin. It may feel like you can get lost in the vastness that is “Anti-Aging”. Below we’ve dissected two possible treatments so that you can understand which would address your particular concerns best.
First off, let’s talk about your skin. What is it that bothers you the most? Is it excess pigmentation that just seemed to “appear overnight”; after a pregnancy or sun exposure? Is it loose skin that is slowly melting south (so to speak)? Or, could it be those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that show how much you’ve sipped out of a straw or squinted in the sunlight?
Let’s take those issues and categorize them so it makes the possible treatment easier to understand:
3. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The Foto-Facial treatment has been around for a number of years. It is a technology that, like a fine wine, continues to get better as it ages. Those smart scientists really know how to improve something that already does so much good! Even though this treatment continues to improve it still has the basics of “why it does what it does”. The light energy that is emitted from the hand piece (the wavelength can vary from machine to machine) is attracted to pigment or color. That makes this treatment so good for age spots, melasma (superficial), and other forms of surface pigment. Another great addition to this light energy is the small amount of heat it creates in the deeper layers of skin. This means that it is going to target some of those fine lines and wrinkles, reducing them by 20%. I’d say those odds are great when the primary target is actually not fine lines but pigment.
The Sublative Rejuvenation came on the market about a decade ago, although the energy being used has been around much, much longer. This particular company, Syneron, uses Radio Frequency energy and Infrared Light energy in the form of a micro column grid. It is applied to the skin in a pattern that covers that eventually covers the entire area. Radio Frequency and Infrared Light are used for what’s called “bulk heating” to create stimulation to the deep layers where the collagen resides. It tightens those fibers as well as stimulating growth for more. The most amazing thing about this treatment is the difference we see in mild laxity and fine lines/wrinkles! Who doesn’t want more collagen?!
So who wins in this “vs.” article? Neither! They are both great to treat the skin . . . it’s a matter of treating what your biggest concerns are first and going from there.
Contact our office with any additional questions or if you want to schedule an appointment for one of these amazing procedures.