Saturday, July 19, 2014

The beauty of science: Technologies that provide non-invasive skin solutions

Technological advancements have made medical services more efficient, accessible, and safer for patients. The same holds true in cosmetic surgery, where some technologies have arisen to allow for non-surgical cosmetic solutions to common skin problems.

 Depending on the assessment of a skin specialist, any of the following technologies may be used to target the different signs of skin aging. 
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Ultrasound technology allows a practitioner to see skin tissues deep within the dermis through images projected on a screen to determine areas that need treatment. The heat emitted by the smooth handpiece jumpstarts the skin's natural ability to repair tissues by boosting collagen production, hence enhancing the skin's firmness and elasticity.
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Radiofrequency (RF) technology is known as the first to introduce non-invasive skin tightening, and several devices have already been developed and released using this platform. In Live Gorgeous OC in Orange County, Francine Oca, an aesthetic plastic surgery nurse, employs several RF procedures in her practice, such as AccentXL, which uses bipolar and unipolar frequency modes for the treatment of rhytids; Venus Freeze, which uses a synergy of magnetic pulses and RF for skin tightening and cellulite reduction; and ReFirme, combining bipolar RF and optical energy for treating wrinkles.
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Intense pulsed light
With IPL, a handpiece is used to provide continuous cooling on the skin surface while infrared light permeates the dermis to induce collagen production. Triniti Skin Series is a brand of technology that combines light energies and bipolar RF for precise targeting of skin tissues.

To learn more about various non-invasive cosmetic procedures for different skin problems, visit Live Gorgeous OC online. Francine Oca, the resident aesthetic plastic surgery nurse, assists women there in staying beautiful with youthful, radiant skin.