Our skin, one of the most amazing parts of our bodies, is also one of the first areas to show signs of damage and aging. From sun exposure to wrinkles to acne, there are dozens of conditions which can impact your skin’s smooth, clear, youthful appearance, especially on your face. At ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer a range of quality skin rejuvenation treatments designed to refresh and restore your skin. With the help of one of our dedicated team of professionals, we can help you choose the best treatment to address your unique needs and goals.
What Is Skin Rejuvenation?
Every day, our skin naturally heals and regenerates on a cellular level by shedding dead and damaged skin cells. This process helps keep your skin healthy and repairs injuries, such as sunburn, wounds, and infections. However, as we age, our skin’s reparative processes slow down. Collagen, the framework of the skin, begins to break down, resulting in loose and sagging skin. Dark spots can develop due to age and sun damage, and issues like acne and rosacea can affect the appearance of your skin. Skin rejuvenation treatments aim to help improve and correct these issues.
By tapping into the natural healing powers of the skin and introducing new, nourishing products into the pores, these treatments help resurface and repair the skin. The end goal is to minimize signs of aging, heal and control conditions like acne, and help you look and feel your very best, no matter your age. Each rejuvenating treatment has a different process and affects your skin in a different way, so our team of experts is ready to help you learn more about which option is right for you.
Which Rejuvenating Services Are Offered?
We offer several skin rejuvenating treatments, which can be combined with other treatment options to give your skin the boost it needs. Here is a brief summary of the facials and treatments we offer and the results you can expect from each:
Sun damage is estimated to cause over 90% of all skin-related concerns, including signs of aging like spots and fine lines, noticeable capillaries and veins, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and redness and rosacea. A BBL Photofacial uses Forever Young Broadband Light to stimulate your skin and SkinTyte infrared energy to help address texture and tightness issues with the skin. This facial is virtually painless and requires no downtime. In just a few days, you can expect to see your skin begin to transform.
During treatment, one of our trained doctors will apply a handheld Broadband Light device to your skin. Most of our patients report that the light causes a warm sensation and the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin, which causes little to no discomfort. The precise energy penetrates your skin’s top layer and instantly stimulates new collagen and elastin production, which help tighten and repair damage to the skin. A typical appointment lasts about 30 minutes, and once you’re finished, you can return to your normal activities with zero downtime.
Over the next few days, you should begin to see more pigmented areas of your skin, such as sun spots and freckles, darken and eventually shed from the top layer of your skin. This results in a more even tone. The collagen and elastin in your skin will take a little longer to smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of issues like sun damage and uneven skin texture. With just a few treatments per year or season, depending on your goals, you can see your skin’s overall appearance drastically improve.
This treatment is perfect for those concerned about signs of sun damage. While proper sun protection is key to keeping your skin looking its best, past damage can be improved thanks to this easy and innovative treatment option. Just one treatment can deliver noticeable results, and those patients who commit to regular treatments to correct and repair sun damage can see their skin transform to appear up to 10 years younger than its true age.
Halo Fractionated Resurfacing
Halo is an award-winning skin rejuvenation technique that uses a resurfacing laser to give your skin a new lease on life and address a whole host of issues. These can include fine lines and wrinkles, texture and tone, pore size, scarring caused by acne or other conditions, and more.
Halo uses a fractionated laser to target tiny sections of skin, stimulating the body’s healing response and the creation of new skin cells along with the production of essential supportive structures like collagen. In a matter of days, you’ll see a brand new layer of skin emerge. This treatment is most often used on the face, but it is also able to treat the neck and chest with great success.
To ensure your comfort, our doctor will apply a numbing gel to your face before treatment. Then, they will use a handheld laser device to target precise sections of your skin, creating micro-traumas that will kick-start the healing process and skin rejuvenation. Depending on the areas treated, your appointment could last up to an hour.
After treatment, you should plan to stay out of the sun and avoid making any social plans for about one week. This allows your skin to peel, which is painless but typically experienced from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You will still be able to do most normal activities during this part of the healing process. Once your skin resurfacing is complete, you will see the collagen production and new skin cells continue to improve the appearance of your skin over the next several months.
With a relatively short recovery time, this skin rejuvenation treatment offers incredible benefits that will only continue to appear over time. The peeling process reveals a fresh layer of skin, and most patients report that they see a dramatic improvement in texture and scarring during this first step. However, the next few months of increased collagen production result in tighter, smoother, brighter skin. Patients who choose to return for treatment 6-8 months after their initial Halo appointment are able to maintain their results and continue to improve the appearance of their skin.
This treatment, which has been popularized by celebrities and recommended by dermatologists for several years, is also called a Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) Facial. It involves drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and spinning the vial in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. This plasma, which has incredible healing powers, is then used as the main factor in a microneedling facial.
Microneedling creates tiny wounds in the skin, which stimulates collagen production to repair the damage. Your plasma, which is able to penetrate the skin thanks to the microneedle pricks, delivers a boost of regenerating power which speeds cell growth. This can address a range of skin issues, including fine lines, uneven tone, and conditions like acne and acne scarring.
After drawing several ounces of your blood, our doctor will spread a numbing gel on your face prior to treatment in order to keep you comfortable. Next, they will use a device with many tiny needles that move up and down at a high speed to create small, pinprick holes in your skin. They will then spread the plasma, which is a golden color, over your skin, allowing it to seep into the small holes created by the microneedling device. Most appointments take less than an hour, and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
For about 2 weeks, your skin will heal from treatment. After this point, you should notice that your skin looks and feels firmer and smoother. Increased collagen will help minimize fine line and signs of aging, while your plasma will accelerate the rate at which your skin heals. This treatment is a favorite for patients who wish to keep their skin looking fresh and youthful, especially in the weeks before important events.
By harnessing the power of your plasma, this facial speeds up healing and encourages new cell growth in addition to collagen production. It carries a very low risk of adverse side effects thanks to the natural origins of your plasma and involves a quick and easy recovery period. Best of all, the results achieved from treatment continue to shine for several months after your appointment.
This treatment is similar to the Vampire Facial but is specifically designed to correct and erase signs of aging by including hyaluronic acid in addition to PRP. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar which is both hydrating and plumping when injected into the skin, where it helps create a smoother, brighter appearance until it is safely absorbed into the body over the next months.
The PRP and hyaluronic acid are able to dive deep into the skin and promote optimal results thanks to the microneedling technique used in this appointment. The micro-traumas created in the skin promote collagen production, which aids in firming the skin and giving that facelift effect with none of the side effects of surgery.
During your appointment, our doctor will numb your skin with a numbing gel. They will begin by microneedling hyaluronic acid into the target areas to plump the skin, erase fine lines, and help address minor skin laxity. Next, they will draw a small amount of blood and separate the plasma from the rest of the blood cells in a centrifuge. This plasma is then rubbed into the skin, where it permeates the outer layer and delivers its healing and growth factors.
While your skin may be slightly red and tender after treatment, the PRP helps your body heal quickly while the hyaluronic acid addresses wrinkles and fine lines. Over the next several weeks, you should notice your skin becoming noticeably smoother as signs of aging fade thanks to the combination of collagen, PRP, and hyaluronic acid.
This treatment’s natural substances make it safe and effective for almost every patient. It is one of the best facials we offer for those who are beginning to notice signs of aging and want to revitalize their skin and smooth away lines and wrinkles. It offers results that continue to develop over several months and can be used as a regular treatment to keep your skin healthy and youthful year-round.
When it comes to skin rejuvenation, few treatments offer as many benefits or as many customization options as microneedling. The treatment process, which creates small channels in the skin with tiny needles, stimulates the production of elastin and collagen in the skin. These vital structural proteins help provide the framework for your skin and help heal minor injuries.
This treatment is appropriate for most of our patients and is used to address several major concerns, including skin tone, pore size, skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. It is often combined with PRP or hyaluronic acid in Vampire Facials or Facelifts to promote healing and deliver your ideal results. However, it is an effective treatment option on its own and is used on patients of every age, skin type, and skin condition.
Your treatment includes a numbing gel, which our doctor applies to your skin to ensure your comfort. They use a handheld microneedling device to create tiny wounds in your skin, which will heal over the next several days. A typical appointment takes just 30-45 minutes, and once you’re finished, you can return to your normal activities with zero downtime. Results begin to appear over the first few weeks as collagen and elastin production increases. Our doctors often create a regular personalized treatment plan to help patients maintain their ideal image.
This treatment helps restore your skin from the inside out thanks to its stimulation of collagen and elastin. It also offers you the chance to nourish your skin more effectively by using PRP, hyaluronic acid, or other refreshing treatments, which are absorbed immediately into the pinprick holes in the skin. Most patients see noticeable improvements in their skin with regular treatments.
The epidermis, or outermost layer of your skin, is where many of your skin concerns appear. Sun damage, including precancerous lesions, acne, and acne scarring, dull skin, and pigmentation issues all affect this top layer of skin and can be difficult to hide or treat. The MicroLaserPeel helps remove the epidermal layer of skin and make way for new, fresh skin growth in a matter of a few days.
Unlike many of our skin rejuvenation options, the MicroLaserPeel is most often focused on just 1-2 areas of the face. These areas may include the cheeks, where issues like sun damage and acne emerge, the chin, and the area around the mouth.
Our doctor will provide you with a numbing gel prior to treatment. Next, they will use a handheld laser to scan your target areas. Treatment typically takes less than an hour, and most patients only need 1-2 days of downtime with no social events to allow the peel to work its magic. We usually recommend 2-4 peels spaced 6-8 weeks apart to fully treat most concerns and complete the skin rejuvenation offered by this resurfacing treatment.
This targeted treatment offers you the chance to address specific areas of your face and see common concerns like acne, acne scarring, sun damage, and fine lines disappear. You’ll be able to see your progress emerge after every treatment. Recovery is simple and, for most patients, concerns are drastically improved or completely erased after just a few easy treatments.
Contact Us to Learn More!
If any of these skin rejuvenation treatments sound like they could be right for you, contact the experts at ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Center in Houston, TX, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!