Vivia Center offers skin rejuvenation therapy in McLean, VA. Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation treats fine wrinkles and sun-damaged skin. Patients with photo-damage and photoaging often benefit from the procedure. This treatment addresses:
Vascular and Pigment Irregularities
How It Works
With this process the Cutera Prowave 560 “paints” the skin with one pass improving discolorations, photo-aging, facial telangiectasia and fine lines. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure which only takes twenty minutes. The procedure can be done on any area of the body.
To enhance any resurfacing procedure, Vivia recommends pre-conditioning the skin with an Obagi Nu-Derm program to promote more rapid healing, and to help avoid post procedure pigmentary problems.
With this procedure patients will typically benefit from 3-8 treatments. Clearing of sun damage such as lentigines will be evident after the first few treatments. Wrinkle improvement will be gradual over the first three months of treatment as new collagen forms, creating a smoother, younger looking skin.
The number of non-ablative photo-rejuvenation treatments for photo-aging has increased by 60% over the last 3 years.American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Safety and Side Effects
Following the treatment we recommend a sun block for daily wear. Make-up can be applied immediately after treatment and you can resume normal activities.
There may be some slight redness or swelling for a few hours or, on rare occasions a few days. Dark pigments and freckles may get darker after the initial treatment and flake off in a few days.
Because lasers reduce wrinkles by encouraging new collagen growth, wrinkle improvement is gradual. At the time of your third treatment, nine to twelve weeks after your initial treatments, you may begin to note improvement.