By Dr. Brian Feinstein
There is no denying that wrinkles look great on a raisin and make prunes look delicious, but what about when they’re on your face? Not so good. As one matures they usually aspire to look distinguished not weathered. These deep lines always convey character, but can disguise ones actual emotional message. For example, looking angry or tired when actually happy and well rested.
There are countless reasons to look your best. Dermatology blends the art and science of skin and beauty. In no other situation do these two merge closer than when trying to rejuvenate the skin. In years past, wrinkle reduction and photorejuventation were painful processes that required days and sometimes weeks of downtime. The results were good, but the discomfort and sacrifice in downtime was not always an option for everyone.
Today there is a new option that work in a different way. It’s called ThermaScan. It works by using infrared laser to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. The laser energy delivered by the ThermaScan penetrates into the upper layers of your skin. The energy absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates the fibroblast cells in your skin to begin generating collagen. Collagen and elastin fibers continue to multiply after your treatment, and you will see improving results over the months ahead. This treatment helps restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it softer, smoother and more vibrant. ThermaScan therapy is effective on all skin types and tones, even tanned skin. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun light and wind. The most popular treatments are for the face, around the eyes, mouth and cheeks. There is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. After a session, the area treated may appear red for about an hour. However, makeup can immediately be applied. No wound is created, therefore, no healing time is required.
ThermaScan laser treatment is gentle and non-invasive. There should be minimal discomfort. A warming sensation of the skin is felt as the procedure is performed. A topical anesthetic cream can be used on extra-sensitive areas. However, absolutely no injections are needed. In addition to laser skin rejuventation, ThermaScan treatments can also be used to treat acne and acne scars. Also in combination with other lasers, Thermascan can be used to treat brown spots, facial veins, redness, and pigmentation. The advantage of combining these treatments is that they can be done on the same day with little or no downtime.
Dr. Brian Feinstein is a Diplomat of the National Board and Double Board-Certified in Dermatology & Family Medicine. He served as Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology and again as Chief Resident for the Department of Family Medicine. He has lectured nationally and published multiple articles in archived medical journals. He was awarded Resident of the Year for Dermatology and recipient of the prestigious Clinical Service Award from his graduating class. Specializing in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology, including skin cancer and laser surgery. Offering a full line of cosmetic services, such as Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, BLU-U, and cosmetic laser procedures.