Every time you opt for an aesthetic treatment you can be assured that your doctor will treat and target more than just the superficial layer of your skin. Unlike a salon facial, these treatments target the various layers of the skin. For the uninitiated, our skin is a complex structure with different layers.
There is the epidermis, which is the topmost layer visible to the eye. Next, comes the dermis or the middle layer, which houses the oil and sweat glands and blood vessels, and is responsible for producing collagen and elastin. Lastly, the hypodermis, which is the deepest layer of skin and holds subcutaneous fat, connective tissue, blood vessels and nerve cells and connects the skin to muscles and bones. There is also the SMAS (Superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer that is located just beneath subcutaneous fat and above the muscle and joins them together. This layer is directly responsible for
the skin’s elasticity and formation of wrinkles as it deteriorates with age. Read Part I here.
Here are some treatments that target the different layers of the skin to keep skin healthy and radiant.
illumia Elite 5D Face Rejuvenation Duo Laser: This non-invasive treatment targets all the layers of the skin to help you achieve the perfect V-shaped face while also tackling irritation, improving skin barrier strength and softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It features a dual wavelength laser that allows one beam to target the superficial layer to help refine skin texture, reduce redness and strengthen the skin barrier for a radiant glow. The second laser beam targets the deeper layers of the skin to selectively destroy fat cells leaving the rest of the area unharmed. As the fat cells gradually break down and are eliminated from the body, your face begins to look more sculpted and V- shaped. The treatment also has a heating function, which helps trigger the formation of collagen and elastin to improve the look of lines and wrinkles.
5th Gen (5G) Thermage® FLX™: This non-surgical treatment uses ultrasound technology to heat the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin in a safe and controlled manner. This helps to trigger the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of skin to rejuvenate skin, smooth and tighten contours. To get the best possible results, the treatment features AccuREP Technology that auto-tunes each pulse of energy before it is delivered to the skin. This helps optimise the amount of energy delivered with each pulse and ensures precise heating and treatment. Thanks to a variety of interchangeable treatment tips, this energy can be safely delivered to various parts of the face to address lines and wrinkles, lift skin at the brow bone or tighten loose skin under the eyes, improve the nasolabial fold and marionette lines, and sculpt the jawline, chin and neck.
Dermal Fillers: Depending on the type of filler you’ve opted for, these can be injected into the deeper layers of dermis and hypodermis to achieve the results you’re looking for. If you’re looking to add volume, you’re more likely going to get a soft filler that will help plump the lips or cheeks. These soft fillers are injected into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. If you’re getting hard fillers to help contour or restructure the nose, jaw or chin, these are injected into the deeper layer of skin right above the bone to help create structure and balanced facial features.