We offer a variety of choices at Pura Vida to help treat mature and aging skin. We will analyze the skin and consult the client on what options are available based on the clients skin type and procedure needed.
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing leaves our clients looking years younger – no incisions necessary. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is an excellent choice for removing sun damaged skin including discoloration, wrinkles, fine and deep lines and also for removing severe to mild acne scarring. Other benefits include improvement in skin tone and texture, pore size and skin tightening, without the downtime associated with full skin resurfacing.
Many of the problems associated with aging skin can be treated through fractional resurfacing. Some of the more common reasons why patients choose fractional resurfacing include:
- Sun damage and pigmentation of face, neck and chest
- Vertical lip lines
- Lower eyelid lines
- Crows feet
- Facial wrinkles
- Skin sagging
- Acne scarring
If you’re just starting to notice fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scarring or minimal skin sagging, you may be a good candidate for fractional resurfacing.
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The HydraFacial® resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.
Skin needling/ Microneedling
What is skin needling and how does it work?
Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
What is skin needling used for?
Skin needling is effectively used for:
- Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Dyspigmentation e.g in melasma
- Tightening sagging skin.
- Hand rejuvenation
- Cellulite Reduction
Microneedle technology also offers a minimally invasive and painless route of trans-dermal drug administration e.g. vaccines. This technology, is currently being investigated by several research groups and companies. To enhance trans-dermal drug transport, microneedles can be inserted into the skin to increase its permeability, after which the drug is applied (poke with patch). Drugs could also be coated onto the microneedles and then inserted into the skin (coat and poke). Hollow microneedles are used to inject drug solutions into the skin.
Benefits of skin needling
- Reduced risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring therefore safe on ethnic or dark skin.
- Suitable for thin and sensitive skin
- The procedure is well tolerated and well accepted by the patients,
- It is cost-effective, and can be done on areas of skin not suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as near eyes.
- As opposed to ablative laser resurfacing, the epidermis remains intact and is not damaged. For this reason, the operation can be safely repeated if needed.
Before and After pictures Using Microneedling Procedure-