You’ve seen our girl Kristi’s beautiful face highlighted here before, and she’s back to give us her daily recovery report after a recent Fibroblast Plasma Therapy treatment. Kristi elected to have multiple areas treated in a single appointment, so her recovery process was considerable. Many patients opt to treat smaller areas over several appointments for a faster and less intense healing process. Some, like Kristi, plan for significant recovery time, and tackle all areas in a single appointment. Patients can talk with Amanda, and find the treatment plan that works best for them.
Why Fibroblast Plasma Therapy? Kristi chose Fibroblast Plasma Therapy to diminish and possibly eliminate wrinkles around her eyes, and deeper furrows between brows. Amanda also treated Kristi’s lower face, jawline and neck to firm and tighten. Fibroblast Plasma Therapy reduces wrinkles and increases collagen production, making it the ideal treatment option for Kristi’s concerns.
What to expect during treatment? Kristi’s session was almost 6 hours long, and she prepared for discomfort with an OTC painkiller. Certain areas, especially the neck, are very sensitive and that’s where she experienced the most discomfort. Amanda will discuss options for pain management (patient comfort is priority for Amanda) as well as determine estimated length of treatment with each patient prior to their appointment.
Kristi took photos for us throughout her recovery. This photo was taken the evening of the appointment. Scabs had formed, swelling had already begun.
The morning after treatment, she awoke with additional swelling.
24 hours after treatment, plenty of swelling, some oozing beginning.
Day 2, she woke up with eyes swollen and increased oozing.
Day 3, swelling persisted, but didn’t increase. Face felt hot throughout the day.
Day 4, slight improvement in swelling and heat.
Day 5, after showering and gently removing loose scabbing. Definite reduction in swelling.
And finally, 2 weeks post treatment, Kristi reported 75% wrinkle reduction!
A microneedling treatment is planned to even the skin tone, and eliminate any slight redness that remains.
We appreciate Kristi documenting her daily progress and sharing it with us. She’s amazed by her results! We’ll check back in after her microneedling treatment for an update.
All around us, life as we know it, has been dismantled. As the world works to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, we wake up every day with a fresh set of worries. Our jobs, our children’s education, the mental well-being of our family and friends, and of course, the big one, physical health. The greatest challenge we face is the unknown. Hope is hard to achieve without knowledge of the future.
The thing is though, we can do it. Whatever tomorrow brings, we will handle it. We’ve already successfully managed things we’d never have thought necessary and we aren’t crumbling. In fact, we are getting smarter and stronger and more resourceful. We can do this. We ARE doing it. It’s going to be okay.
Amanda Rose Esthetics encourages you to be hopeful, and the benefits will be beautiful.
What is NAD+? Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+ for short, is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It’s function is nothing short of miraculous and is essential in fundamental biological processes, including DNA repair, cell renewal, and energy conversion. As we age, NAD+ decreases. This depletion has been associated with age-related illnesses, poor performance in all basic system functions, and increased physical aging.
The scientific research on the anti-aging benefits of NAD+ is extensive, and actually quite fascinating. As we suspect you have one or two or 74 things on your to-do list today, we’ll just summarize some key points.
Why NAD+ IV therapy? The list of reported benefits of NAD+ IV therapy is impressively long, and seems to be growing as scientists discover more about the essential role NAD+ plays in overall health and wellness. NAD+ therapy patients and professionals have indicated the following results:
- Reduces signs of aging, and slows the aging process.
- Restores appearance of skin, including wrinkle reduction.
- Improves neurological function, mental clarity.
- Boosts energy levels, reduces fatigue.
- Restores muscle function and performance.
These are just some of the physical benefits experienced with NAD+ IV therapy. Those who suffer from chronic conditions may also find relief and the lessening of symptoms with NAD+ therapy. Conditions that may benefit from the therapy include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mitochondrial dysfunction
NAD+ IV is also used as a form of addiction therapy, with promising results. Aiding in healing the brain on the cellular level, NAD+ therapy gives individuals a better chance at long term recovery. Experts have also noted the ability of NAD+ to reduce cravings and minimize withdrawal symptoms.
Contact Amanda Rose Esthetics for a personalized NAD+ IV therapy treatment plan. Just have some questions? Call for a free consultation.
Laser treatments have earned a reputation for producing excellent results while at the same time being quick and relatively painless. Shorter and less intense recovery periods sweeten the deal, resulting in one of the most popular treatments in the medical esthetics industry.
The ideal time for laser treatments is during the Fall and Winter months. Our skin is generally lighter during these months. Lasers penetrate more easily on lighter skin, making the treatment more effective. Also, laser treatments increase skin’s sensitivity so avoiding sun exposure is crucial.
Lucky for us, it’s just coming up on March and there’s still time!
Lasers can treat many skin concerns, in a number of ways. Fractional laser resurfacing and IPL are two of the most popular tools in skin restoration.
What is fractional laser skin resurfacing? Each laser session reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and overall uneven skin tone. The use of fractional lasers also encourages the body to produce more collagen, which is what gives our skin the elasticity and smoothness of our youth. Unfortunately, when we hit our thirties, collagen production tends to slow down and will eventually stop altogether. Fractional laser resurfacing is able to naturally increase collagen production and increase skin’s elasticity without trauma to the skin.
How does it work? A fractional laser is used to target imperfections, as identified in a consultation between patient and provider. Your provider will choose a wavelength setting based on your skin tone, skin type and desired results. These lasers then send quick pulses toward the skin, creating microscopic wounds not visible to the naked eye. This result in the elimination of damaged skin cells that are causing the wrinkles and fine lines as the body naturally responds by eliminating them through our waste system and replacing them with healthy skin cells. The same is done when trying to minimize or eliminate skin discoloration and age spots. These are removed by having the laser target the pigment of these damaged skin cells, breaking them up into smaller particles. This makes it easier for the body’s waste system to remove them.
Fractional lasers can also send wavelengths deep into the layers of the skin, targeting problems that most products can’t. One of the most common reasons people seek out these laser treatments is because they can stimulate collagen production. Not only is this a popular laser treatment for the face, but for the chest and neck as well, as these are the areas of the body where a lack of collagen production is most noticeable. Collagen is what gives the skin its elasticity, and without it the skin appears much thinner, loose, and wrinkled.
Why choose fractional laser resurfacing? Aside from it’s reasonable cost, fractional laser resurfacing is extremely convenient. Each session takes an average of 10 minutes and can be easily done on your lunch break. As this is a noninvasive procedure, most people experience few or no side effects other than redness and slight swelling. There is little or no downtime required, and other than taking steps to avoid using makeup and sun exposure, you can go back to your regular routine right away. The most obvious and likely reason for this procedure’s popularity, is that IT WORKS. Those who have invested in this treatment have reported more even skin tone, reduction in wrinkles, and more youthful appearance.
What is IPL? IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a versatile treatment that can improve a range of issues on the face, hands, neck, and chest, including brown spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea. The energy stimulates collagen and elastin production, which may help reduce fine lines and shrink enlarged pores. It works by delivering an arc of light that penetrates all levels of the skin, without harming the surface, resulting in minimal downtime, if any at all.
Why choose IPL? While most laser treatments deliver one intensified wavelength in a focused, localized beam, IPL delivers broad-spectrum visible light at multiple wavelengths, by painting the area in broad strokes. This means IPL can address several different skin concerns at the same time, such as brown spots and red spots. Lasers focusing on a specific wavelength address only one problem more intensely. IPL light is also more scattered, so it’s able to treat skin without damaging the top layer, resulting in quicker healing.
While optimal laser days are dwindling, Amanda Rose Esthetics has you covered. Our newly expanded staff of laser professionals is waiting for you.
Although many advancements have been made in the field of non-invasive facial rejuvenation, some experts have maintained that the only way to see significant, guaranteed improvement is through surgery. Despite our strongest desires and greatest devotions to preserving our youth and skin health, surgery is simply not a viable option for most of us, for many reasons.
Enter Plasma Pen, the most advanced, non-invasive skin tightening and rejuvenation device. It’s highly versatile and very effective in improving common concerns such as wrinkles, texture, loss of elasticity and loss of volume in almost any area. Plasma Pen converts electrical energy into nitrogen and transmits that energized gas in a non-contact way to the skin’s surface. This causes a micro-trauma to the skin’s epidermal layer while simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper layers of the skin. This thermal conduction is known as fibroblasting and results in collagen production in our connective tissue.
What makes the Plasma Pen such a power player in the pursuit of youthful skin, is that it’s currently the only non-surgical treatment that can be applied to the eyelids. Minimal side effects, very little downtime, dramatic results.
Check out these photos of three of Amanda’s patients. Each photo depicts results after one Plasma Pen treatment.
Contact Amanda Rose Esthetics and learn how you can tap into the power of the Plasma Pen to reach your specific rejuvenation goals.