Skin Treatments with Minimal or No Downtime and Most Impactful Results
Are you looking to dramatically improve your appearance without the stress of having to take time out to recover from your makeover? There are actually dozens of non-invasive or minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures that you can get to improve your appearance without down time, but how do you know which ones produce the most dramatic results?
Depending on your skin type, your age, your goals, and the condition of your skin, Dr. Bachilo will recommend the most suitable treatment or combination of treatments for you.
Below is a list of Dr. B’s top 5 skin treatments that are minimally invasive, require no downtime, and produce the most impactful, dramatic results.
Dermaplaning is basically a comprehensive exfoliation treatment that gently removes dead skin cells, surface impurities, and peach fuzz, by “shaving them off” using a surgical blade. This procedure triggers collagen production and exposes a fresh new layer of skin cells, producing a clean and ultra-smooth finish.
Dermaplaning is widely used among celebrities who have to put their best face forward in front of film and TV cameras. Dermaplaning treatments remove surface imperfections from the skin’s outer layer, and improve conditions such as:
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Enlarged pores
- Freckles and sun spots
- Sun damage
- Peach fuzz
Dermaplaning also improves the skin’s ability to absorb skin care products, and imparts a smooth, clear finish to the facial skin, preparing the perfect canvas for makeup!
Most of our patients get dermaplaning treatments at regular intervals to maintain their fabulous results. Over time, you will continue to see marked improvements, as repeated dermaplaning treatments gradually eliminate surface imperfections such as acne scars and brown spots.
Because dermaplaning removes the skin’s outermost layer, you must take great care to avoid direct sun exposure after a dermaplaning procedure and use a powerful sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
The BTL Exilis® skin tightening treatment is the first to combine ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten skin. The synergy of these two technologies triggers production of collagen and elastin, and dramatically improves skin laxity while softening the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. In fact, the Exilis® system actually reduced skin laxity by 35%, reduced lines and wrinkles by 42%, and reduced photodamage by 33%, in study participants who underwent the treatment as part of a 2014 clinical study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
Exilis treatments may be suitable for you if you have any of the following skin conditions:
- Jowls, or sagging skin around the jaw line
- Submental fat beneath the chin, or a double chin
- Furrows between the brows, worry lines, and wrinkles in the upper facial region
- Vertical lines around the edges of the lips
- Lax, sagging skin in the lower face
- Sagging skin, wrinkles, bands of lax skin and the “turkey neck” effect in the neck and throat area
- Sagging skin, wrinkles, dark spots, and bags under the eyes
- Lines and wrinkles anywhere in the face
Exilis treatments not only tighten skin but also shrink and destroy fat cells, which your body excretes naturally over time. The procedure is painless and you may resume your regular activities immediately after treatment. Most of our patients require from four treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals. To maintain your results, we recommend follow-up treatments every 12 – 18 months.
Venus Viva Nanofractional RF Skin Resurfacing treatments achieve dramatic results with minimal down time. These treatments also trigger collagen production to nourish and plump the skin cells, while uncovering a layer of healthy, glowing new skin. Venus Viva treatments are effective at treating the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Freckles and age spots,
- Uneven skin tone
Unlike other laser treatments, Venus Viva is safe for all skin types.
Treatment sessions are quick and comfortable, and you may address various skin conditions at once with Venus Viva. During the treatment, you may feel miniscule skin perforations followed by a gentle zapping, and then a warming sensation similar to a sunburn.
The treatment may leave your skin red and tender, but these effects resolve themselves within a day, and in some cases, the outermost layer of skin may flake and peel for a few days, as it does when you get a sunburn.
After 24 hours, you may resume your regular skin care and makeup routine, but you must avoid sun exposure completely during the few days that your skin is healing from the procedure. Make sure to use an effective sun protection product with an SPF of 30 or higher every time you go outdoors after any skin resurfacing treatment.
Most of our patients require three treatment sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Chemical Peels by Glytone
While you may have tried chemical peels in the past, not all chemical peels are created equal. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we offer various types of chemical peels, but we recommend Glytone Peels for patients who want visible, noticeable transformations with little downtime.
Each of our Glytone peels is formulated with powerful natural acids that deliver consistent, reliable exfoliation thanks to a unique technology that promotes deeper penetration of acids into the skin, while causing minimal trauma to the skin’s surface.
Glytone peels rejuvenate the skin by removing dead and damaged skin cells, revealing healthy new skin that is smoother and brighter. They treat a variety of skin conditions, such as:
- Acne and acne scars
- Dull, aging skin
- Lines and wrinkles
- Excess oil
Glytone peels may be used to treat conditions on the face, neck, hands, back, and chest. Each peel resurfaces the skin to maintain optimal smoothness, even skin tone, and optimal skin health, while also triggering collagen production.
Each peel takes about 20 minutes to apply, depending on the type of peel and number of layers required. During the procedure, you may experience a mild tingling, itching, or warming sensation.
Immediately following the peel, you must wait a minimum of 2 hours before using water on your face, and avoid touching or picking at the skin, as well as any use of skin care products, while the skin heals.
It is normal for the skin to feel tight for about 3 to 14 days following the peel, and you may experience flaking and peeling. You may resume your normal skin care routine once the skin heals.
Following a chemical peel, it is imperative that you avoid sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and using a powerful sunscreen. Also avoid the use of facial scrubs, exfoliants, or abrasives, and products containing retinoids, as well as alpha or beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and/or BHAs) until the skin has fully healed.
Microneedling with Evo
From conditions such as hyperpigmentation and melasma, to age spots and acne scars, to lax, wrinkled skin, treatments with the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO effectively address a variety of skin concerns while boosting collagen production and achieving long-lasting results. In many cases, our Houston-area patients at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa are able to achieve their aesthetic goals with only a single EVO treatment, thanks to the advanced technology that is packed into this lightweight, hand-held device.
Eclipse MicroPen® EVO treats the following conditions:
- Acne blemishes and scars
- Age spots
- Dull, lifeless skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity
EVO treatments may be used on the face, neck, décolleté, abdomen, hands, arms, and legs, basically wherever your skin is showing the signs of aging and environmental damage.
EVO treatments are performed using a sterile cartridge with tiny micro-points that is used to apply gentle pressure to the skin. The sensation is comparable to that of fine sandpaper rubbing against the skin, but the speed at which the device rotates diminishes any discomfort. Most micro-needling sessions take less than 30 minutes to complete.
You may experience some redness in the treatment area for two to four days following your treatment, although many patients experience complete healing within 24 hours.
EVO treatments produce a visible “glow” to the skin immediately after the treatment, with continued improvements developing over several weeks as the treatment triggers increased collagen production. In many patients, improvements may continue for up to six months after treatment. This treatment can be combined with PRP therapy, or in other words Vampire Facial.
While patients with problems such as severe acne or hyperpigmentation may require a series of six to eight treatment sessions spaced six weeks apart, some patients only require two to three treatments, while others may only require one yearly treatment to maintain optimal results.
EVO treatments are only available through qualified medical professionals such as Dr. Bachilo.
If you want to see a dramatic improvement in your facial appearance but don’t want to commit to a procedure that may require you to rest at home for a while following the treatment, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today and schedule your free appointment with Dr. Bachilo. She will recommend the best treatment or series of treatments that you can select in order to dramatically improve your skin without the need to worry about downtime.