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Acne Care - Microdermabrasion - Jet Peel
Acne Care - Microdermabrasion - Jet PeelAthena laser & skin institute offers a full service acne care plan formulated to calm acne outbreaks & scarring to leave you w/ the beautiful, clear skin you deserve if you are looking for solutions, we want to provide you the facts so you can make the most informed decision you can as lansing's premiere medispa treatment center, our goal is to educate you on the benefits & protections offered by dr chinoy & our skin care specialists, who will formulate a plan that is right for you.Options:
Diamondtome microdermabrasion, Jet peel, Clarisonic sonic cleansing
Botox and Juvederm Cosmetic Fillers
Botox CosmeticIs a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time botox cosmetic is fda approved for people between the ages of 18 & 65 in clinical trials, nearly 90% of men & women surveyed observed moderate to better improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows within one month after treatment results can last for up to 4 months, & may vary.
JuvedermIs a hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the skin to provide fullness & elasticity over time, our skin loses this acid, causing wrinkles & folds to appear juvederm injections restore your skin's volume, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles & folds it has been used in more than 1.4 million treatments in the U.S & more than 70 countries worldwide the effects from juvederm treatments usually last for a year or more.
Chemical PeelsChemical peels are a fast & easy way to improve the texture of your skin whether you have acne, wrinkles, freckles or scars, chemical peels can help smooth out skin tone & provide a fresher look most clients today want excellent results in a short amount of time, & chemical peels can do just that often, chemical peel series are combined w/ microdermabrasion series; however, our highly-trained staff will guide you for what would be best-suited for your skin chemical peels range from light to deep, w/ most falling in the light to medium range some of the most common types of chemical peels include:Options:
Salicylic peel, Glycolic peel, Lactic peel, Tca peel
Facial Resurfacing with Pixel
The Non-Surgical Face LiftOver time, your skin is damaged by exposure to sun & air pollution, stress, fatigue, & even by lifestyle choices this keeps you from looking as good on the outside as you feel on the inside pixel resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive procedure that allows you to rediscover the fresh, healthy skin of your youth rejuvenate your face, neck, chest & hands w/ minimal downtime
How Fractional Laser Treatment WorksPixel facial resurfacing produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin, known as microthermal treatment zones this treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells it also penetrates deep into the dermis just as important, though, are the areas of skin the pixel laser leaves untouched for every microthermal zone the laser targets & treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected & intact this "fractional" treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections to learn more about how the process works, view our video that explains the services that we perform at our michigan resurfacing facial office pixel is safe for all skin types.
Pixel Resurfacing: The 360 Treatment ProtocolUntil today, most lasers treated the skin w/ high power levels & macroscopic spot sizes the problem w/ this approach is that healthy tissue is often damaged along w/ the skin that is being treated in addition, there was no overriding technological intelligence for controlling the amount of thermal injury that the skin receives.Treating the skin fractionally w/ patterns of microscopic laser spots, each of which is 70-100 microns in diameter, results in a unique wound healing process this is aided by the fact that each laser spot (known as a microthermal zone, or mtz) is surrounded by healthy tissue many of the stem cells & melanocytes in the papillary dermis are spared fractional wound healing results in both rapid reepitheliazation of the epidermis as well as collagen remodeling to depths of 400-700 microns.
Treatment PlanAt your initial consultation, your consultant will determine the best treatment plan for your desired results by design, each pixel treatment targets between 20 & 25 percent of the skin's surface clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart depending upon your condition & schedule, you & your physician may choose to space treatment sessions even further apart results are immediate & progressive optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months because pixel laser treatment spares healthy tissue, it is effective even on delicate skin areas, such as the neck, chest & hands.
Preparing for TreatmentPixel treatment is performed in our office using only topical anesthetic in most cases if you are having a significant area of your skin treated, we will develop a pain management approach to maximize your comfort during the procedure the treatment area will be thoroughly washed prior to the procedure some patients opt for an optional anesthetic cream provided by athena laser & skin institute.
After Your TreatmentYou will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour & then minimal discomfort the skin will have a pinkish tone for 5 to 7 days this is a normal sign that the skin is deeply healing swelling is minimal & generally resolves in 2 to 3 days you may apply make-up or shave soon after treatment some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work & social obligations, the same day of treatment others require a little more time, depending upon their skin condition & treatment please consult your physician to understand how pixel laser treatment will fit into your schedule new epidermal skin develops within 24 hours this process of skin repair involves:
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair RemovalAt athena laser & skin institute, we offer the very best in state-of-the-art laser treatment hair removal technology to achieve superior results after extensive research & careful selection, we are proud to offer our clients laser technology that was built exclusively for laser hair removal our equipment of choice has set the industry standard while there are many choices when it comes to light-based hair removal systems, our institute offers certified laser technicians as well as a certified physician to address your every need to learn more about how the process works, view our video that explains the services that we perform at our michigan laser hair removal office.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Different From ElectrolysisElectrolysis inserts a single needle into one hair follicle at a time, resulting in a lengthy, painful procedure laser hair removal delivers non-invasive light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at once laser hair removal does what electrolysis does but in a fraction of the time, & without the pain.
How Many Sessions Will It TakeMost areas can be treated in as little as five sessions however, the number of sessions required varies from person to person, depending on hair type, skin type & the size of the area to be treated laser hair removal technology effects hair that is in an active growth phase, & not all hair in a particular area will be in the same growth phase repeated sessions are generally necessary, & this repetition makes light based hair removal extremely effective we will do our very best until you are completely satisfied.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair RemovalDifferent laser wavelengths allow for treatment of all skin colors, but will work best on hair w/ pigment it is safe to use on children laser hair removal is an excellent choice for men & women who have unwanted hair on their face & neck, arms, underarms, back, legs, bikini area & hands & feet it is the ideal choice for those who are tired of the maintenance required by temporary methods of hair removal.
Is Laser Hair Removal PainfulIn most cases there is very little if any pain involved in laser hair removal the laser keeps the skin very comfortable during treatment however, some clients are more sensitive than others in this case, a numbing cream will be applied before treatment begins.
How Does the Skin Look After It Has Been TreatedTypically, the skin is slightly red & swollen for a short period this varies from client to client, depending on their skin type & the extent of the treatment most clients return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.
Is It Okay to Shave or Sunbathe Immediately Prior to TreatmentNo because the laser targets the melanin in the follicle beneath the skin, it is best to shave at least twelve hours prior to treatment sun exposure should be avoided as much as possible sun tanning should be avoided, & waxing, plucking, & electrolysis should be discontinued at least two weeks before treatment begins.
Is the Treatment Completely SafeYes the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to vaporize the pigment & affecting numerous hair follicles at one time, while sparing the surrounding tissue laser hair removal has been safely used since 1983, & is fda approved the lasers in our clinic are the only fda approved laser for hair removal.
Why Is Athena Laser & Skin Institute the Best Medical Spa for Laser Hair RemovalWe are the only medical spa in michigan designated a skin institute this designation requires that the doctor & staff maintain a regimen of continuing education this allows us to offer our clients the most cutting-edge information & treatment possible our highly trained staff is trained directly by the manufacturers of our machines & skin care products to help you achieve the best skin care results.
Medical Facial Exfoliation
Medical Facial ExfoliationExfoliation w/ a medical facial leaves the skin looking smooth, fresh & radiant, by removing the outer, dead layers of skin cells in an accelerated fashion the thickened layer of dead cells can make pores appear enlarged & make fine lines appear deeper many problems caused by accumulated layers of dead skin are associated w/ aging the skin's natural process of exfoliation slows over time, particularly if there is sun damage blackheads & whiteheads can be caused when pores become clogged w/ dead cells & serum this can be prevented w/ good exfoliation treatments.
Diamondtome MicrodermabrasionAt athena, we are proud to offer diamondtome microdermabrasion, a new, state of the art technology that has taken a wonderful cosmetic procedure & made it even better an alternative to traditional microdermabrasion w/ crystal-based tools, diamondtome microdermabrasion uses diamond tipped wands to safely achieve the same amazing results diamondtome leaves you w/ beautiful, smoother, more youthful skin without any of the potential problems caused by crystal microdermabrasion view our microdermabrasion video to learn more.
Some Commonly Asked Questions:What is the difference between microdermabrasion & diamondtome microdermabrasion traditional microdermabrasion uses fine crystals to exfoliate the epidermis, while a small vacuum tube sweeps up the crystals & sloughed-off skin diamondtome microdermabrasion does not use any crystals or particles, & instead is implemented w/ a patented, diamond tipped wand that is used on the entire face diamondtome also stimulates collagen-elastin production & increases circulation for healthy skin w/ diamondtome, there is no residue left on the skin, less redness, no side effects & no discomfort.
How Long Does the Treatment TakeEach microdermabrasion w/ diamondtome treatment takes less than thirty minutes & can be repeated, depending on the client's skin type & condition.
Is It SafeYes microdermabrasion is a safe way to rejuvenate skin without the risks, costs & inconveniences of surgery.
How Soon Will I See ResultsBecause microdermabrasion w/ diamondtome pulls oxygen into the skin & stimulates the growth of collagen, many clients notice smoother, softer skin after even the first treatment the number of treatments required depends on the client's skin type & condition.
Can I Combine Microdermabrasion w/ Other ProceduresAbsolutely microdermabrasion using diamondtome technology is an ideal accompaniment to many of the procedures offered by athena such as botox, collagen injections, & other facial filler therapies in addition, we offer oxygen facials for those who are looking for faster, optimal results please discuss your desired results w/ one of our certified laser or skin technicians.
Why Is Athena Laser & Skin Institute the Best Choice for Microdermabrasion Treatment w/ DiamondtomeWe are the only medical spa in michigan designated a skin institute this designation requires that the doctor & staff maintain a regimen of continuing education this allows us to offer our clients the most cutting-edge information & treatment possible our highly trained staff is trained directly by the manufacturers of our machines & skin care products to help you achieve the best skin care results.
Undo Your Skin Sins of the PastIf excessive sun exposure has left you w/ brown sun spots, red patches, broken capillaries, fine lines & other skin concerns then a photo rejuvenation facial is the right treatment for you this quick & easy laser treatment will leave you w/ the smooth, clear skin of your youth your practitioner uses a laser geneses treatment to target any discoloration within the skin & draw the unwanted pigment to the surface the laser light is concentrated to target its power deep down into the dermis to treat acne, veins & discolorations a couple of days after each treatment the pigmented area will rise to the surface & flake off this process is assisted w/ microdermabrasion or chemical peels between laser treatments to help continue the exfoliation process, & provide improved skin tone & texture.
What to Expect:Before a photo rejuvenation facial treatment begins, we will explain each step of the procedure in great detail as well as how it works, what it will feel like & the results one can expect the photo facials we perform use the laser genesis skin aft therapy method, an innovative, technological advancement that promotes vibrant & healthy looking skin by gently heating the dermis well below the skin's surface activating these deeper layers stimulates collagen production, which rejuvenates the facial skin & improves its appearance photo facials are recommended for treating sun damage, large pores, excessive redness, uneven texture, fine lines & wrinkles laser genesis is non-invasive & is known to produce subtle, but substantial results over the course of several sessions.