Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite
Micro-needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity, and scarring. TOC Medical Spa uses the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite needling system which allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer, and younger looking skin. Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile MicroPen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30 – 60 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site. A series of 4 treatments is usually recommended spaced 4 weeks apart.
BEFORE YOUR MICRO-PEN TREATMENT
It’s best that you avoid excessive sun exposure in the week preceding your micro pen treatment. If you use Retin A or a similar retinoid such as Differin, Tazorac, or strong AHA product, please discontinue use for three days before your treatment. It’s preferred that you wait a week after any filler or Botox or Dysport treatment before having a MicroPen session. Individuals who are prone to facial cold sores may require pre-treatment with a prescription medication; please disclose this to your provider before coming in for your treatment.
AFTER YOUR MICRO-PEN TREATMENT
You should expect to have one to three days of “social downtime” after your treatment, during which the treated area will resemble a moderate sunburn in appearance. Actual sun should be avoided during this period; sunscreen may be applied 24 hours after your treatment, as can makeup at that point. The initial flushed appearance diminishes greatly within a few hours; at 24 hours the skin is completely healed, and visible redness is gone in one to three days. At that point the normal skincare regimen can usually be resumed. Sun protection and prevention of excessive exposure is important between MicroPen treatments, particularly the week preceding and the week following treatments.
IPL FotoFacial® RF
IPL FotoFacial® RF uses intense pulsed light and radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate and improve skin on the face, neck, hands and body by reducing blemishes, natural imperfections and discolorations caused by small surface veins and uneven skin pigment. It is effective for all skin types and is safe and highly effective in treating sun-damaged skin. It also excels in treating redness associated with the common skin disorder rosacea. The IPL light component delivers a range of light wavelengths to target various discolorations and unevenness in a single treatment. The RF component stimulates the skin’s natural collagen, improving overall skin tone. What is the procedure like? Treatments typically last up to one hour and are comfortable, relaxing and free of significant pain or discomfort. The face or other treatment area is pre-treated with a soothing gel and will feel pleasantly warm during the procedure. There is usually no post-treatment discomfort or recovery downtime, allowing you to immediately return to work and normal daily activities. A series of one-hour treatments is usually recommended to achieve best results. When will I see results? Positive effects become apparent at various points during the initial course of treatment. Continued improvements are seen following each successive session. Certain types of blemishes do not respond to this treatment. Your TOC Medical Spa doctor will evaluate and advise you of expected outcomes for your unique skin coloration, condition and overall health. How long does a treatment last? Effects on any specific blemish or unevenness may be long-lasting or even permanent, but the progressive effects of age and skin damage often bring about the need for subsequent treatments to maintain improvements. A genetic predisposition to freckles and similar skin markings will also require maintenance. Ongoing improvement is usually achieved with follow up treatments scheduled at no less than six-month intervals. TOC Medical Spa offers uncompromising care from a team of Austin’s most highly trained physicians and registered nurses. Expect our passion for beautiful, safe and natural results to inspire comfort and confidence in every phase of your consultation and treatment. We invite you to explore and discover the renewed youth, beauty and self-confidence that await in our well-appointed, medically focused spa facilities. Call for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our world-class doctors.
IPL ReFirme™ Skin Tightening
This procedure combines infrared light and radio-frequency energy to precisely target deep dermal tissue, stimulating your body to produce new collagen for three to six months following treatment. This can greatly enhance tone and texture of skin in the face and neck, lifting and tightening tired features while reducing fine wrinkles. Improvements in facial contours and skin elasticity are often seen. Treatment to tighten skin in décolletage, hand and arm areas can also achieve excellent results. What is the procedure like? Treatments may last up to an hour and are conducted with the patient in a relaxed and comfortable position. You can expect to feel a sensation of quick and repetitive physical contact that is noticeable but not painful. Following treatment, most patients feel no need for any recovery downtime, though mild redness and swelling may occur. A series of treatments spaced over several weeks are usually recommended to achieve optimal results. When will I see results? Results are immediately apparent and improve with each additional treatment. How long does a treatment last? A course of treatments will stimulate your body to produce new collagen for three to six months or more. Maintenance treatments may be considered in yearly intervals. TOC Medical Spa offers uncompromising care from a team of Austin’s most highly trained physicians and registered nurses. Expect our passion for beautiful, safe and natural results to inspire comfort and confidence in every phase of your consultation and treatment. We invite you to explore and discover the renewed youth, beauty and self-confidence that await in our well-appointed, medically focused spa facilities. Call for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our world-class doctors.