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New Anti-aging Technologies Offer Results with Less Time and Pain

Sep 02, 2015 11:29AM ● By Theresa Sapienza-Cote

Anti-aging treatments have come a long way since the days of traditional eye, face and neck lifts that left patients bandaged, bruised and swollen for weeks or months. Today there are many cutting-edge, noninvasive, effective treatments that can be done over a lunch break, involving lasers, radio frequency and micro needling. The following treatments are virtually painless, take one hour or less to perform, and yield visible improvements in as little as one treatment.

IPL has been used to rejuvenate skin and achieve a more youthful appearance. It also treats brown spots and blotches, lightens or reduces redness from broken blood vessels and helps with rosacea. IPL can be an appropriate laser therapy for the face, hands, neck, chest and other parts of the body.

ClearLift is a non-ablative, skin resurfacing laser technology that’s virtually painless and achieves rejuvenation and tightening without any surgery or downtime. It can diminish fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and the delicate areas of the lower eyelids, nasal folds, neck, décolleté and hands. ClearLift stimulates collagen under the skin, offering a controlled dermal shrinking that will tighten the skin of the face and neck to produce a laser face-lift. People of all skin colors and types can typically undergo this procedure, whereas many other lasers are not suitable for people of color.

Micro-needling can be performed in an office setting and is available for up to a few hundred dollars. This cost-effective treatment can be done on areas of skin that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands and chest. The procedure is well tolerated by patients, with minimal downtime, and can be personalized by going deeper on areas where skin damage requires a more aggressive approach.

ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive procedure that uses radio frequency for improving skin laxity. It’s ideal for treating problem areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and neck. ThermiSmooth uses gentle heat with temperature controlled radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen remodeling to tighten and improve skin quality. It typically requires a series of up to four treatments scheduled two weeks apart for optimal results.

Theresa Sapienza-Cote is a registered nurse and owner of SoundShapes Skin and Body Rejuvenation Center, located at 230 Commercial St., Boston. To learn more, call 617-367-1900 or visit Sound-Shapes.com.

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