Medical spas provide a wide range of services to improve your cosmetic appearance. They provide advanced cosmetic treatments in a soothing spa-like environment that soothes and revives your soul while addressing your cosmetic problems. Most of the services available in medical spas are non-surgical, non-invasive, and outpatient procedures that conclude within 30 minutes with little-to-no downtime, making them suitable for anyone.
This article provides a detailed overview of the top 5 most popular medical spa services.
Botox and Neuromodulators
Neuromodulators are the most popular category of cosmetic treatments in medical spas. Most people haven’t heard the word “neuromodulators,” but that’s because they’re generally conflated with Botox, the most popular brand amongst neuromodulators.
Neuromodulators are a category of cosmetic injectables that suppress the dynamic wrinkles on your face, such as the forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that appear on your face when you express certain emotions by laughing, frowning, smiling, etc. However, as you grow older, the muscles responsible for these lines become stronger, making the wrinkles stay on your face even when you’re not being expressive.
Neuromodulators, like Botox and Dysport, are made of a neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin. When injected into the targeted facial tissues, the neurotoxic protein blocks communications between the nerve endings and your muscles, temporarily freezing the facial muscles responsible for the dynamic wrinkles. As such, the strategic injection of neuromodulators suppresses the wrinkles for 3 to 4 months. Botox is currently the most popular neuromodulator, but other similar products include Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau.
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that restore facial volume, fill out the fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They come in two primary categories—hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen induction fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm and Restylane. These fillers inject synthetic hyaluronic acid components into targeted facial tissues to provide an immediate lift, fill out the fine lines, and enhance the contours. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring component that attracts water to add volume to your skin’s surface, increasing its suppleness. They’re currently the most popular category of dermal fillers.
Collagen induction fillers include Sculptra and Radiesse. These fillers contain special ingredients that encourage your body to produce new collagen fibers. Collagen adds volume and structure to your skin, making it look soft, supple, voluminous, and wrinkle-free. When injected into the targeted areas, these fillers restore your skin’s collagen reserves, thereby reversing the signs of aging. They fill out the wrinkles, add facial volume, and enhance contours.
Chemical peels are special topical products made of various enzymes, acids, and other ingredients. They’re applied to your face as a mask and then washed off. Over time, they make the uppermost layers of your skin peel away, revealing the smoother and better skin underneath.
Chemical peels treat various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, surgical scars, pigmentation problems, freckles, discoloration, etc. The chemical peel’s effectiveness depends on the specific formulation’s intensity and ingredients. Each chemical peel is specifically formulated to address the individual’s unique needs.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive procedure that restores your skin’s overall texture and quality. During this procedure, a special diamond-tip wand is used to gently scrub away the uppermost layers of the skin with the dead skin cells and other skin concerns. Removing the outer skin also removes the hyperpigmentation, fine lines, stretch marks, melasma, sun damage, and other textural irregularities. The newly resurfaced skin looks and feels smooth.
Microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy,” is a procedure that activates your body’s ability to produce new skin cells and collagen fibers. The cosmetic provider makes thousands of micro-channels on the skin’s surface using a special device. Your body reacts to the micro-channels as it does to injuries and wounds—it increases blood circulation and activates the healing response.
Your body increases collagen production and skin cell turnover around the treatment areas. Over time, the older skin cells are replaced by the new skin cells. And the next collagen fibers make your skin appear smoother, softer, and flawless. As such, microneedling is one of the best cosmetic procedures for most of your skin concerns, including sunspots, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, etc.
Summit Aesthetics provides the most effective and advanced non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Scottsdale. Please schedule a consultation with our medical aestheticians to discuss your treatment options.
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