April 2012

New Dermaceutic Peeling System

Posted on April 17, 2012 in Facial Skincare

The Dermaceutic Peeling System consists of two professional peeling systems that address a variety of concerns.  Using chemical peeling agents, it stimulates an accelerated form of exfoliation, activating visible changes in the skin.

The spot peel focuses on correcting all forms of pigmentation:  melasma, pregnancy dark spots and post inflammatory pigmentation.  The system included two in office peels plus an eight week personal care kit for use at home.

The milk peel addresses texture, tone, fine lines (due to dehydration) and skin that is dull, lacking radiance.

Call Afterglow for your complimentary consult and learn more about the Dermaceutic Peeling System.

Introducing SILKPEEL DermalInfusion for general skin enhancement, acne, aging and/or treatment of melasma

Posted on September 17, 2009 in Facial Skincare

silkAfterglow is excited to be able to provide you with fabulous new SILKPEEL DermalInfusion

This innovative procedure gently exfoliates your skin and infuses it with customized solutions to bring out youthful glow and clarity. If you have a skin condition such as melasma, acne, sun damage or dryness, your skin can be treated with highly effective ingredients that address the specific condition.

For example, Lumixyl (a safe lightening agent) is used to treat melasma, vitamic C and peptides are helpful for a dry and/or aging skin, and acne is treated using glycolics. All skin benefits from the use of vitamin C and moisturizing agents.

Here are some of the questions commonly asked about SILKPEEL:

Q. What exactly is SILKPEEL?
A. SILKPEEL’s “wet abrasion” exfoliates the skin and simultaneously infuses a topical dermaceutical, addressing your specific skin condition and stimulating new cell growth to give your skin the revitalization you want.

Q. Is it Safe?
A. Yes. SILKPEEL is a safe, comfortable treatment. You are no longer exposed to the hazards of particulate dermabrasion with SILKPEEL’s crystal-free technology.

Q. How long does the procedure take?
A. Procedures typically last about 20 minutes. Since the SILKPEEL delivers a dermaceutical during treatment, your post-treatment protocol is quick and easy.

Q. Will there be any pain or discomfort?
A. The exfoliation may cause a mild tightening of the skin. Combined with the cool, moisturizing effect of the topicals, your skin will feel healthy and smooth.

Q. What will my skin look like after a treatment?
A. Your skin will have an immediate, radiant glow that leaves you looking healthy and renewed.

Q. Will I miss work or have to alter my social schedule?
A. SILKPEEL is considered a “lunch hour” procedure so you can promptly return to your normal activities.

Q. What do I need to do after a treatment?
A. Dr. Ebrahim or a member of Afterglow’s professional skincare team will customize a post-care regimen which may include moisturizers, cleansers, serums and sunscreens to enhance and maintain results.

Q. Do I have to do anything before a treatment?
A. Not normally. The exception is when Dr. Ebrahim recommends Lumixyl (a skin-lightening peptide) as part of your customized treatment for melasma or hyperpigmentation. In this case, you will be requested to apply Lumixyl twice a week for two weeks, followed by a SILKPEEL dermal infusion every two weeks for a period of 3 months.

Q. How long does it take to see results?
You will enjoy visible results after the first treatment and will achieve optimal results after 4 – 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine. A monthly maintenance treatment will help your skin stay healthy.

SILKPEEL and Melasma

If you wish to address melasma or hyperpigmentation of the skin (including “age spots”), Lumixyl will be infused into your skin. Lumixyl is a skin-lightening peptide that improves the appearance of mild to moderate hyperpigmentation.

Lumixyl works by inhibiting the enzyme that causes cells in the skin to produce dark pigment (melanin). One of the benefits of using Lumixyl over the traditional hydroquinone in the treatment of melasma/hyperpigmentation is that it does not cause hypopigmentation (lighter patches of skin) in darker skin types.

Combined therapy with SILKPEEL and Lumixyl provides simultaneous exfoliation and delivery of Lumixyl deep into the epidermis. Results are optimized and maintained by the post-treatment home use of Lumixyl topical brightening cream twice daily.

To learn more about about SILKPEEL DermalInfusion or treatment for melasma/hyperpigmentation, or if you have any questions, please call us at Afterglow

The ProFractional Laser

Posted on January 13, 2009 in Body Skincare, Facial Skincare, Hand/Foot Rejuvenation

ProFractionalWomanDo you suffer from any of the following skin conditions?

If so, you may be interested in treatment with our new ProFractional laser—the newest technology for skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing with the ProFractional laser benefits all skin types and provides long-lasting results. ProFractional uses a laser microbeam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, healing time is quick and downtime is short.

How does the ProFractional laser benefit your skin? By deliberately inducing micro-channels of controlled damage, the laser “tells” the skin to repair itself by building new collagen. This new collagen smoothes out wrinkles, tautens crepiness and fills in the pits and scars associated with acne. The treatment also breaks down the pigmentation that gives rise to melasma, sunspots and freckles.
If you are looking for younger looking skin, or to improve scars, wrinkles, or sun damage in a comfortable treatment with a fast recovery, then you may be an ideal candidate for ProFractional treatment.

How many ProFractional treatments will you need?

ProFractional is a fast, comfortable procedure that normally takes 15-30 minutes depending on the condition and the size of the area treated. A numbing cream may be applied in advance to aid in comfort during the procedure. ProFractional is typically done in a series of 1-4 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart, depending on your needs. Afterglow will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement desired and may recommend that you combine ProFractional with a MicroLaser Peel or other effective aesthetic procedures to further enhance your treatment results.

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