As we age, our skin begins to show signs of laxity, unwanted fat, and other visible aging concerns. While these things are completely normal, they can be frustrating and make a person feel less like themselves. Fortunately, there are advanced laser treatments, peels, and surgeries that can help with skin tightening, smoothing, and rejuvenation. A variety of these groundbreaking cosmetic solutions are offered here at Manuel Gigena Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR.
Skin Tightening and Skin Resurfacing
Whether you’re looking for a minimally-invasive method of skin resurfacing or you’re interested in permanently removing loose skin with surgical options, there’s something for everyone here at Manuel Gigena Plastic Surgery.
The first step of your journey will be to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert team, where you can talk us through your cosmetic goals. We’ll go over your medical history, and once we have all the facts, help you make an informed decision about which treatment will work best for you.
What Are Some Non-Invasive and Minimally-Invasive Solutions?
This minimally-invasive method of skin rejuvenation uses the Agnes Laser, a revolutionary system that uses a combination of radiofrequency and deep-penetrating microneedles to address all of your aesthetic concerns at one time. Radiofrequency energy can affect the skin in the deepest dermal layers, which can improve skin tone and texture and address pockets of unwanted fat. The microneedling, meanwhile, triggers the body’s healing process to produce new skin cells and collagen.
The treatment is straightforward and can be done in a single session. You will see immediate results that will continue to improve over time. Treatments can be customized to target specific skin concerns; for example, shallow depths can help with skin rejuvenation and smoothing, while deeper penetration can start the body’s rejuvenation abilities to address skin tightening and fat reduction. This treatment is commonly used to soften lines and reduce fat around the face and neck. You can even achieve a brow lift with Agnes Laser.
CO2 Laser Treatments
This alternative laser works to treat more superficial, surface-level skin concerns such as blemishes, scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rosacea, and even works as an acne scar treatment. More penetrative than a traditional IPL, it creates a more uniform skin tone and texture while simultaneously tightening the skin and increasing collagen production. To do this, the laser breaks down the damaged skin cell layer so that the body can replace it with healthy, fresh cells.
The Hydrafacial is a three-step process that deep cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin. The first step involves a deep cleanse and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and impurities. The second step is extractions using the patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to help improve the complexion on different levels. The final step is the infusion of nutrient-rich serums to hydrate and nourish the skin. This facial is suitable for all skin types and only takes 30 minutes to complete.
A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that uses a combination of acids to exfoliate the skin chemically. This removes the damaged top layer of skin cells, which improves the appearance of the skin. The new skin cells are not discolored, so the complexion becomes more uniform, and patients can enjoy a softer, more supple skin texture. Depending on the needs and type of a patient’s hyperpigmentation, a series of treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired bright even complexion.
The PicoLaze laser system is a revolutionary skincare treatment that can revitalize the complexion. It is an effective method of scar revision and a solution for treating different forms of skin discoloration and pigmentation. This laser uses light energy to quickly and effectively break down the dark spots in your skin to restore a more even overall complexion. It brightens the skin without lightening it and doesn’t scar. When mixed with a carbon solution – called a carbon peel with PicoLaze – the brightening effects can be truly striking.
What Are Some Surgical Solutions?
A facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the face. The goal of a facelift is to make the face look more youthful and refreshed. During treatment, the skin is lifted and tightened, and excess skin is removed. The underlying tissues are also lifted and tightened. Fat may be removed or repositioned, and muscles may be tightened. It can be done in combination with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery or nose surgery.
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the neck. Like a facelift, the procedure can involve various techniques, including liposuction, skin tightening, and the removal of excess skin. A neck lift can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, a “turkey neck”, and other cosmetic concerns. Surgical options provide more lasting results than minimally-invasive solutions, and the results of a neck lift can be permanent with the right maintenance.
Is There Downtime Needed After These Treatments?
It will depend on what kind of treatment you decide to undergo. Minimally-invasive treatments require no recovery period afterward, meaning you can carry on with your day immediately after your appointment. For people who are too busy or cannot afford to take time off work, microneedling or laser treatments are often a better option, as they only take a few minutes out of your week. The most a patient will be asked to do after treatment is stay out of harsh sunlight and avoid retinoids for a few days.
After surgery, however, patients will require some downtime afterward. The amount of time required for recovery varies from person to person. Some people may feel well enough to return to their normal activities within a week, while others may need several weeks or even a month before they are feeling their best. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully during this time to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. The upside of this extra downtime is that surgical options provide long-lasting, “one and done” results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for These Treatments?
If you are over 18 and unhappy with the way your skin looks – whether you have fine lines or wrinkles, your skin is dull or tired-looking, or loose skin and fat have left you feeling uncomfortable in your body – then you may be a good candidate for these types of treatments. Many people have sun damage or age spots and can benefit from skin rejuvenation treatments. We don’t recommend one particular skin tone or gender since we know these concerns can affect all kinds of people.
Enjoy Skin Renewal That Helps You Feel Like Yourself Again
Whether you’re looking to brighten dull skin, eliminate blemishes and acne scars, or finally deal with sagging skin around your neck that’s been making you feel self-conscious, our expert team has the tools to help you. We’ll help you decide which treatment will be the best for you, looking at things like time, cost, and most importantly, your specific goals. To get started on your skin rejuvenation journey, schedule your consultation with Manuel Gigena Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR, today.