PlasmaPen™ is also known as fibroblasting. Fibroblasts are the lovely cells in the body that create collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (yay!). The PlasmaPen™ ionizes gas in the atmosphere to create an arc of plasma which, when it comes into contact with the skin causes contraction and tightening and also stimulates the fibroblasts to do their thing.
Your skin will be numbed with a topical numbing agent. The PlasmaPen™ device is brought within one millimeter of the skin, but does not actually touch it. The plasma arc touches the skin and creates a "dot" of microtrauma that stimulates the skin cells. There is usually no bleeding and no open wound. You will have swelling for a couple days and the carbon crust "dots" for a few days longer. Once the carbon crusts fall off, you will need to be extremely vigilant to protect your new, baby skin from sun exposure. The treatment price also includes an AnteAGE stem cell aftercare kit to aid in recovery.
You may see some tightening immediately, but the primary results will be realized in three months when the new collagen and elastin are created. Often just one treatment will yield the desired results, but occasionally a second treatment will be desired.
Since we are stimulating your body's own collagen and elastin, the results are permanent! That being said, you will continue to age and new lines and skin laxity will form over time.
Anywhere! Some of the more popular areas are the eyes (aka non-surgical blepharoplasty or eye lift), neck (non-surgical neck lift or neck tightening), jowls/lower face and loose skin on knees and elbows. Just use your imagination!
PRF is platelet-rich fibrin. It is similar to PRP (platelet-rich plasma), except there is no anticoagulant (so it is even more YOU!) and therefore comes out as a gel, rather than a liquid, thanks to the fibrin matrix. This fibrin matrix holds the growth factors and cytokines in place longer and even adds a bit of immediate volume. The PRF can stimulate hair growth, collagen growth, skin tightening and thickening!
The procedure takes only about 30 minutes and is not generally associated with much discomfort. Your blood will be drawn and centrifuged, then injected into the area of concern. It is usually only a few injections and we are all done! Occasionally, the under-eyes will swell following injection, but that usually only lasts a few days if it occurs.
You will need at least three treatment sessions. Improvement will begin approximately three months after injection, as the collagen is formed. Each injection will be spaced about one month apart.
Once again, since we are creating our own collagen, the results are essentially permanent, although you will continue to age and may desire more treatments in the future.
Since there is no anticoagulant, we are on the clock once the PRF is collected (or else it will clot before we are able to inject it). As such, we can only use it in small areas—usually under-eyes, lip lines or eyebrows. Occasionally, we may choose to mix PRF with a dermal filler if we feel we need a little extra volume.
If you’re reading this, chances are you have already heard of Morpheus8 by Inmode. Morpheus8 is a skin-tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. It is very different than traditional microneedling because once the needles are in the skin an RF current is sent from one needle to the next to transform and contour the face via subdermal adipose remodeling. It targets the deeper layers of the skin to generate remarkable collagen production and skin tightening and smoothing. It is safe, FDA-approved and extremely effective.
You will be numbed up for 45 minutes prior to the procedure. Most clients do well with topical numbing, alone, but we also offer nerve blocks for clients who would be better served by this option. Either way, you will be comfy (the beauty of being trained as an anesthesiologist)! The day of treatment, you will be pink, but the next day you may wear a mineral makeup to cover any residual pinkness. You will need to protect yourself from the sun for at least two weeks (but you should already be doing this!).
Most clients notice improvement in skin tone and texture within a few days, but the best results will occur approximately three months following the last treatment. It is recommended to have three treatments spaced roughly one month apart.
Again, since we are creating collagen, the results are essentially permanent, but you may desire a yearly maintenance treatment to “keep the tank full”.
Face, neck, décolleté. It may cause decreased hair growth, so we cannot RF microneedle over areas men desire to maintain facial hair.
Precision radiofrequency (RF) tightens skin and targets fat in small, trouble areas. For many clients it is the logical next step following Morpheus8. While Morpheus8 tightens, smooths and improves overall skin laxity and texture, Agnes zeros in on the small, stubborn, saggy areas of the face and neck. Agnes was originally developed to treat acne (which it is great at!), but they soon learned it is also amazing at generating collagen and melting fat.
You will wear a numbing cream for 45 minutes. Following this, we then inject additional numbing solution for optimal comfort. A small needle is inserted into the skin and a quick RF current is generated. Most clients are quite comfortable for the procedure, which, depending on the area, usually takes about 20-30 minutes. You will be slightly swollen (but it often actually looks kinda nice) and perhaps slightly bruised when you leave. All things considered, downtime is minimal.
Some people will see results almost immediately, as the fat is melted during the treatment! Collagen generation speed is slightly different for everyone, but peak results should be about three to six months after your last session. We usually recommend about two treatments, depending upon the area.
Results are permanent! Like anything, you will probably want to do some periodic maintenance.
Any small area you need skin tightened, fat melted, or both. Think: upper and lower eyelids, smile lines, jowls, double-chin, turkey neck and buccal fat (Hello, Bella Hadid!).