06 Jan Top MediSpa Treatments in 2020
As we enter a new decade, you might be thinking about revealing the best you yet. At RefinedMD in Los Gatos, we can help. If you really want the best, safest results that utilize the latest technology and treatments, you need a dermatology practice with on-site medical doctors that also offers a MediSpa experience. The reality is that there’s oftentimes an intersection between medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology—like treating acne. Even though acne is extremely common and often considered a cosmetic issue, it’s a real and sometimes serious condition that demands dermatologist-approved treatments.
There are scores of MediSpa treatments on the market, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Which one is best for you, and which treatments will take care of your biggest skin care issues? It varies person to person, and a zero-pressure consultation will help direct you towards the top treatments for you. However, here are some of the trending treatments in 2020 to keep an eye on:
Halo is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser that can be used on any skin tone. It treats virtually every skin condition including lines, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and much more. When you have both ablative and non-ablative lasers working in tandem, you get the best of both worlds and with minimal downtime. You’ll be back to wearing makeup the next day (if that’s how you roll) and be able to return to work in a day or two.
Broadband light therapy (BBL)
Broadband light therapy (BBL) is the latest evolution in intense-pulsed light (IPL) treatment. It can also treat all skin types and works by encouraging natural skin cell and collagen growth. BBL also treats a wide array of concerns and is especially good at improving skin tone and texture. Both Halo and BBL can be used on the face, neck, hands, and chest, which is where you’ll often see the first and most severe signs of aging. These areas of the body have thin skin that is often exposed to damaging UV rays, but don’t worry. With Halo and BBL in your corner, you’ve got control over this new decade (and will look amazing doing it).
Yes, microneedling has been around for a long time (or at least by MediSpa standards)—but with good reason. Microneedling creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin to kickstart the body’s natural healing process. Injuries of any size make the body produce collagen and rush blood to the area to start healing. However, don’t be fooled by those at-home microneedling devices and commercials. Real microneedling technologies are only available to professionals like your local dermatology clinic. An at-home device is ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. Microneedling with an in-office treatment is the only way to safely produce fantastic results. It’s also a popular treatment to pair with just about any other procedure at RefinedMD and is considered by many clients to be a special, recurring treat for themselves every few months. Keep in mind that even though the name has needles in it and it works by producing tiny injuries, microneedling is completely pain-free and a comfortable experience.
Fillers and injections
The world of dermal fillers has changed and evolved rapidly. Today’s dermal fillers are almost exclusively made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally produced in the body. Different fillers are designed for different areas of the body, such as the cheeks to restore lost volume or the lips for a perfectly natural-looking pucker. Fillers also last different amounts of time from six months to two years, so you can choose to try out a new look or achieve a semi-permanent look you already know you’ll love. Injections like Botox and other popular neurotoxins keep wrinkles in check and even prevent future wrinkles from forming. By temporarily freezing targeted muscles, you can enjoy a smoother, softer appearance for up to six months. As a bonus, Botox can also help keep migraines and sweat in check!
Emsculpt Body Toning
Is your New Year’s resolution to spend more time at the gym? Emsculpt forces the glutes, abs, upper arms, or thighs into 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. It’s the equivalent of 20,000 reps in the gym. Give yourself the gift of time and toned, “swole” muscles during your lunch break. Maintenance sessions are recommended every six months.
Ready to make the most of 2020? Call RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082 to schedule your consultation or appointment.