Look at your calendar for the next three months. It is probably the emptiest it has ever been and scattered question marks are plentiful. If you have been looking in the mirror lately, and wondering what happened to your youthful appearance, now is the time to do Laser Rejuvenation on your face.
Dr. Norris at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa told us that her schedule has been very busy the last six months of 2020 because patients are more willing than ever to have a little downtime to rejuvenate their look. Not only are our social calendars lean, but we are still wearing masks in most public places.
Dr. Norris explains, “In my non-surgical cosmetic office, we offer a plethora of anti-aging procedures. In the past, the most popular procedures have been the ones with the least downtime, even though it takes multiple treatments to see the reward of younger-looking skin.
Since COVID entered the picture and stunted our social lives, patients are much more willing to do more aggressive procedures to reach their cosmetic goals. More intense nonsurgical anti-aging procedures might involve needles or lasers and may require a weekend of staying home. Many patients don’t want others to know they had something done. Prior to 2020, downtime use to be a lot to ask of my busy patients, but not now!”
Dr. Norris continues, “One of our most effective skin rejuvenation procedures is laser resurfacing done with a fractional ablative CO2 laser. Skin is one of our few regenerative body parts. When it is injured, the body reacts by making brand new skin. With this specific procedure, a fractional laser is used to ablate a fraction of the skin with heat energy after it has been numbed.
The body recognizes this injury and immediately begins a robust response to heal and make new skin in the treated area. The patient who is ideal for this is someone who has lines, loose skin, loss of collagen, and/or acne scarring. This type of laser is only safe to use on lighter skin types in patients who are willing to protect their skin from the sun after their procedure. After an in-depth consultation, the patient and I decide on how many days they will need to stay home after their procedure so their face can heal properly.
This is one of my favorite procedures because of the marked improvement patients see in the mirror over the next
month. These patients not only get younger-looking skin, but they get a spring in their step!” Some patients may not be a good candidate for laser resurfacing to make them appear refreshed.
Dr. Norris explained further, “There are other ways to injure the skin and stimulate the body to make new skin. Microneedling for anti-aging is very popular in our office because there is really only part of a day that we ask you to not wear make-up. This Laser Rejuvenation treatment is done by a device that injects very small needles into numb
the skin at different depths.
Microneedling is done in a series of 3-6 treatments yearly and can be done on any skin type. Another option to naturally turn back the hands of time is chemical peels. Chemical peels are essentially an injury to the skin with brief applications of different strengths of acids. Patients will have some eraser shaving-like peeling for 3-10 days depending on the strength of the peel.
Chemical peels are also done in a series building up to stronger peels. There is no downtime with chemical peels because your skin just looks a little dry 2-3 days after. Some patients even do a combination of these procedures to get the results they want. Since all these procedures, including laser resurfacing, microneedling, and peels, require our own body to rejuvenate us, it is impossible to look overdone!”
If you are looking for natural skin rejuvenation and want to take advantage of your sparse social calendar, call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa for your consultation with Dr. Norris. If you are a new patient, your $99 consultation fee for skin rejuvenation will go toward your procedure or package over $399 in March!
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