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The Three Most Important Aspects of Skin: Tone, Texture & Tightness

Dr. Vitenas offers one of the most complete and cost-effective non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures on the market. Known as the 3D Skin Rejuvenation, it uses three technologies developed by Cutera, a leading specialist in skin care, to address the three most important aspects of healthy, youthful skin:

• Skin Tone – the actual color of the skin, including pigmentation caused by sun damage;
• Skin Texture – the definition of the skin, beneath the surface, including wrinkles and scars;
• Skin Tightness – sagging, deeper wrinkles and lines.

To address skin tone, Cutera has developed the LimeLight Facial. This is a light-based treatment that has no downtime, and a cooling effect on the patient’s skin during treatment. The light can effectively remove discoloration and imperfections, such as veins and sun spots, and correct uneven skin tone caused by aging.

Also known as IPL, the procedure can also be carried out on other parts of the body and is one of the best ways for treating rosacea – a condition causing reddening of the skin, and progressing to bumps, pimples, and skin thickening – as is the Laser Genesis treatment.

Laser Genesis is used as part of the 3D Skin Rejuvenation process to treat problems with the texture of the skin. These include fine lines, scars and redness on the face and body. Unlike IPL, the sensation is one of a gentle, even relaxing, heating of the treated area as the papillary, or upper dermal, layer of the skin is treated. The result is a smoother, more youthful looking face with smaller pores and a more even appearance.

Part of the reason Laser Genesis works so well is because it stimulates the body’s own natural collagen creation processes, encouraging the self-repair mechanism built into our skin to go up a gear, and remove the damage done by the stresses and strains of modern life.

Together, IPL and Laser Genesis will have a noticeable, aesthetically pleasing, and rejuvenating effect. However, the 3D Skin Rejuvenation doesn’t stop there – it adds a third treatment to address the tissue deep within the dermis.

Known as Titan, it is a process that stimulates collagen production in the lower levels of the dermis to improve elasticity and skin tone for the face, neck, abdomen and legs. It uses infrared light over a one- to three-hour period.

Due to its intensity and the length of procedure, Dr. Vitenas and his team offer a cooling device known as Zimmer, or a local anesthetic, if requested. However, it is not usually needed as both the device used to administer the treatment and the Zimmer provide enough cooling to make the patient comfortable.

The effect of Titan is noticeable immediately after the first treatment, and while not a substitute for surgery, several treatments will leave the skin looking youthful and rested.

Taken together, these three treatments are an excellent way to get a quick rejuvenation effect without any downtime. That’s important in today’s busy world, as is the fact that the gentle improvement over time is more subtle than the immediately identifiable effects of surgery and fillers.

A final note – 3D Skin Rejuvenation as a package has a clear cost advantage over choosing to apply the three treatments separately. Dr. Vitenas will advise you on the best course of action and probable outcome, but it is worth remembering that, taken together, the 3D treatment is the best non-surgical option available.

To learn more about any aspect of cosmetic and plastic surgery including skin rejuvenation procedures, chemical peels, liposuction and tummy tucks, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at (281) 484-0088.