The order in which you receive Aesthetic treatments is important

Botox before facials? Facials before lasers? In the world of aesthetics there are many types of treatments that range from noninvasive facials, aesthetic injections to comprehensive skin resurfacing lasers.  It’s important to receive these in the proper order to ensure the best aesthetic outcome.

Let’s start off with facials.  It is always best to receive your facial before any aesthetic injections. A facial involves massaging and rubbing of the face which can move the product to an area it was not intended for. Vigorous skin treatments such as microdermabrasion and microneedling could also cause the product to spread. If a neurotoxin, like Botox, disperses to a nearby muscle a side effect is droopy skin. This is commonly seen in the eyelid/brow area.  Therefore as a precautionary measure it is best to get the facial/vigorous treatment first or wait at least 2 weeks after receiving injections.

Lasers and treatments that are heat based are ideal before aesthetic injections. Most dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic gel, which attract water and expand. Lasers that use heat may diminish the water content in the skin and the product, depending on the depth of the injection. Neurotoxin like Botox and Dysport are used to address wrinkles associated with facial animation. Heat causing treatments may cause swelling which could possibly diffuse the product to other areas. This means it is best to receive the laser treatment before any aesthetic injections.

 

The leading way to maintain a youthful face is to collaborate between non-surgical cosmetic procedures and the aesthetic treatment room. Knowledge is power and it is beneficial to know what sequence procedures are best performed in. This is something your Injector and Aesthetician can advise you on during a Skin Assessment/Skin Care Consultation. Our highly qualified team who will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you. Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. 248-524-0620.

Raquel Merlini, RN

 

 




Everything You need to Know About Microneedling with PRFM

Patients are looking for effective treatments that are minimally invasive, have nominal recovery periods and long lasting results. Microneedling is an amazing treatment for facial rejuvenation and can achieve these results. Microneedling, aka Collagen Induction Therapy, makes tiny puncture wounds to the skin stimulating collagen, circulation and elastin. This treatment addresses fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, scarring and age spots

 

How could this treatment get any better?

By adding PRFM (Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix), which is a highly concentrated serum that aids in your body’s natural healing process. This serum, otherwise known as liquid gold, contains platelet derived growth factors that will aid in the proliferation of new cells. PRFM is created by drawing blood from the patient and then placing it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the rich plasma from the red and white cells. Up to this stage is it considered PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and many clinics pair this with microneedling.

PRFM takes it one step further by adding calcium chloride to the plasma which builds a fibrin matrix. This matrix lengthens the activation time of the growth factors to up to 7 days allowing your skin to achieve maximum results. The PRFM is driven into the dermis when combined with microneedling. The tiny punctures in the skin allows the plasma to enter the skin layer more efficiently increasing the healing process while stimulating collagen and elastin growth. PRP and PRFM are innovative techniques in the aesthetics world and are widely used in sports medicine through injections to help athletes heal from injuries and speed recovery times.

What to Expect

Prior to beginning the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied. At the conclusion of treatment your skin may feel tight and will look pink, similar to a sunburn. There is a possibility of slight swelling. Typically this may last for 24-72 hours. You may have some flaking and peeling over the course of the week. The results are reduced pores, softer scars, firmer skin and a more even skin tone. It is recommended to use gentle skin care products until the skin is fully recovered. For optimum results it is suggested 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 wks. apart. This treatment is one of the most innovative, minimally invasive treatments with proven results. As a Registered Nurse and Aesthetician I am excited to offer this to all my patients.

Call today for your free consultation. 248-524-0620.

Raquel Merlini, RN