Reflections Image Center
44125 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
The Science Of Skin
Everyone should know the science behind their skin before trusting it to just anyone. Your skin is affected by age and environmental factors. Specific solutions are available for the various changes that occur as your skin ages. A healthy skin fitness regimen (daily skin care products), as well as corrective skin care treatments can help slow or reverse your skin’s natural aging process.
In addition to a daily skin fitness program, non-invasive medical treatments are available to combat and reverse the signs of aging. Using multiple lasers creates the ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, remove age spots and other types of pigmented lesions, and eliminate spider veins and facial redness.
Prescription skin care can be combined with laser therapy to treat some of the most stubborn skin conditions, such as acne and melasma. Laser resurfacing and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse can redevelop collagen in the skin.
Laser resurfacing, also known as laser peel, removes the top layers so that smoother skin that looks younger and more vibrant forms with existing wrinkles and scars are greatly minimized. Laser resurfacing can be performed over the entire face or in targeted areas where wrinkles amass such as the eyes and mouth. Laser resurfacing results are more dramatic and last longer than more superficial treatments.
Treatment duration depends on the size of the treatment area, but most treatments last between 30-90 minutes. Mild sedation and topical anesthesia are used before the laser treatment begins. The laser is used to remove skin layers and targets the water in your skin cells which minimizes bleeding. The depth of the treatment is very controlled.
The healing process after the treatment can be as important as the procedure itself. Your treated skin will be bandaged and will require special antibiotic ointments to heal properly.
Types of wrinkle fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse and Bellotero. Fillers were created to smooth out deeper wrinkles, especially ones created by sun damage and the aging process. Wrinkle fillers add support and padding to the face for a younger more youthful appearance.
Wrinkle fillers are injected underneath the skin – right underneath the wrinkle itself – and act as a physical support system for the skin. Wrinkle fillers add foundation to the skin and collagen and hold up areas that have become indented.
Wrinkle fillers are injected into your skin to push the wrinkle outward, making the skin fuller and the wrinkle less noticeable. The skin is supported and padded. Skin is smoother, creating a more youthful appearance.
Good skin is so important to your physical and emotional well-being. Your skin is the largest and one of the most important organs in your body. It regulates your body temperature, responds to painful and pleasurable stimuli, prevents harmful substances from entering, and provides a shield from the sun’s harmful rays.
Always take good care of your skin, and you will always look your best at any age.