This is a frequently asked question by patients. The answer is patient-specific and based on their individual case and needs. Threads are used for lifting, smoothing skin texture and creases, as well as stimulating and recruiting collagen. This is achieved with smooth single threads and lifting molded barbed threads, which are double FDA approved for these purposes. Threads are placed mainly in the face, neck, and abdomen but can also be placed in other areas of the body.
Filler is also used to lift the skin. However, its main purpose is to volumize. By volumizing an area with filler, it provides a secondary lift to the area and its surrounding facial structures. Aging is caused by loss of volume, collagen, bone, and elasticity. For this reason, most individuals benefit from the combination of threads and filler treatment as this allows for the correction of volume loss and sagging skin.
A combination of both threads and filler is a beautiful treatment for the prevention, rejuvenation, and certain full corrections from the effects of aging to the face and neck. Scheduling a consultation is required to discuss your individual needs and have a full facial assessment in order to determine the best treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Chemical peels, LED microdermabrasion & microneedling Q&A
We use SkinMedica Vitalize peels and Obagi blue radiance peels based on your individual needs. Both are salicylic acid based peels that exfoliate the skin and address skin concerns such as:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyper pigmentation
Before you are scheduled for a chemical peel, it is important to take certain measures to prepare your skin for treatment. Stop all use of retinol and retinoids at least 3 days prior to the treatment. Do not undergo any facial waxing or use a tanning bed for at least a week prior to your scheduled appointment.
After your peel, it is important to continue to care for your skin as it will be slightly more delicate than usual. Avoid direct sunlight for at least a week. If you are going to be outside, wear a wide brimmed hat and SPF of at least 30. Avoid exercise and sweating for 2 to 3 days post-treatment. Be sure to cleanse your skin and wear moisturizer daily to help aid in the recovery process.
Post peel your skin may be red and swollen, this is normal and can last for 2 to 3 days post treatment.
Everyone’s skin will react differently to this treatment, you should expect to experience light peeling/flaking for 3 to 5 days post treatment. Do not schedule a chemical peel within 10 days of a large event as your skin may not be fully healed in time!
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that uses fine crystals to gently exfoliate and buff away the top layer of dead skin cells on your face, revealing a smoother, more even texture. It can help with the following skin conditions:
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull skin tone
- Age spots and melasma
Although your skin will look revitalized after just one treatment, we typically recommend a series of at least 2 to 3 microdermabrasion sessions to receive the full benefit of the treatment.
LED light therapy helps to speed up the healing process post microdermabrasion treatment. For those with sensitive skin especially, it can help reduce redness and any discomfort.
Microneedling utilizes tiny needles to cause physical trauma to the skin, stimulating collagen growth and cell turnover to leave you with stronger, new skin. It is important to note that it can take several treatments over a few months span before the full results are realized.
Depending on the size of the needle utilized, microneedling can be considered painful to some. If necessary, your One to One Aesthetics esthetician can apply a numbing cream pre treatment to help dull the sensation.
Velashape III Q&A
The ultimate body shaping experience, the VelaShape III has been specially developed to utilize elōs technology that combines infrared, bi-polar RF and a vacuum to heat the fat tissue, resulting in a smoothing of cellulite and lymphatic drainage.
This increases the circulation within your skin while stimulating fibroblast activity, ultimately reducing the volume and laxity of your skin.
VelaShape III is clinically proven to create a reduction in cellulite in problem areas. You can expect, firmer smoother skin in the treated area. Some patients even experience a change in skin volume in the treated area.
VelaShape involves heating of the skin, some patients may find this uncomfortable, in which case your One to One Aesthetics body contouring technician can lower the temperature of the device.
Those with fair skin may experience light bruising in the treated area, if this begins to occur the technician will typically reduce or turn off the vacuum component of the treatment.
Anyone can be a candidate for the VelaShape treatment, however the treatment is most noticeably effective in those that have a BMI of 30 or less.
Although results are typically seen after just two treatments, in order to receive the full benefit of the procedure we recommend that patients undergo a series of at least 5 treatments to see optimal results.
Ultrashape power Q&A
This customized fat destruction treatment can target any part of your body where fat reduction and shaping is necessary, for a noticeable reduction in fat cells and circumference! This treatment is FDA proven to dramatically lower fat layers, as our expert technicians use the ultrasound energy to deliver a fat-blasting pressure change that quickly eradicates fat cells.
Unlike treatments such as coolsculpting, Ultrashape power can be used to target individual problem areas. For example, if you have excess fat on your inner thighs your technician can treat just the inner thigh vs. the entire thigh area.
Visible results are achieved after just one treatment, but for best results we recommend a series of 2 to 3 sessions to achieve optimal and visible results
Fat cells eliminated during an Ultrashape Power treatment will not come back, however it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine so that fat cells in surrounding areas do not continue to grow.
The best part about the Ultrashape Power treatment is that there is no pain and no downtime associated. You can come in for the treatment on your lunch break and be back at the office in no time!