Skin rejuvenation is a hot topic these days. With the development of several different technologies in recent years, more people are making strides to age gracefully without having to turn to a plastic surgeon. There are numerous devices and techniques to choose from, including injectables and lasers galore. In our Spring Lake office, we provide options. Some address specific concerns and some pull double- or triple-duty. The elōs system is one that deserves a second glance.
The elōs radiofrequency device from Syneron has been developed as a multi-function platform. This means that each treatment targets the skin in such a way that multiple concerns are addressed. With this system, we can postpone and correct common signs of aging including visible veins, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, wrinkles, and more.
Skin Damage is a Work in Progress
As we go through our youth, most of us never realize how many factors may be promoting premature aging. Time in the sun without sunscreen, smoking, poor eating habits, stress, and our very genes all affect how well (or not) we will age. When we are young, we don’t think about these factors because the ongoing production of collagen at the time hides what is coming. As collagen and elastin decline, the effects of multiple factors begin to show. By this time, we cannot stop the aging process. We can, however, manage it.
Skin Rejuvenation from the Inside Out
Much of the way we approach skin rejuvenation works from the outside. We apply serums and lotions and all sorts of ingredients that are said to promote smoother, younger-looking skin. Professional treatments often work differently, Elōs included. This treatment delivers both radiofrequency (RF) energy and intense pulsed light (IPL) into the deeper layers of the skin to provoke the fibroblasts cells to make more collagen.
Elōs harnesses effective but gentle energies, which makes this treatment appropriate for a wide range of skin types and concerns. These energies can target the pigment in sun damage and vascular lesions, the pigment in unwanted hair, and the bacteria that cause acne, all at once. With a short treatment time of an hour or less and no downtime, this comfortable procedure may be just what you need to fall into great skin after a summer of fun in the sun.