Facial rejuvenation?

I saw a dermatologist wanting facial rejuvenation treatment, she recommended a treatment (forgot the name) but the process is as follows: a carbon based lotion is applied before using the Lutronic spectra laser over it, then a mix of vitamin c + hyaluronic acid is injected into the face. Finishing off by collecting blood and immediately massaging it into the face (WITHOUT placing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma.) Does this sound familiar? Is it an effective treatment?

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​​Improving Skin Texture with the PicoFOCUS

I can appreciate your concerns and address them with our patients daily.  The treatment you described sounds like non-sense.  Topically applying whole blood will only make a mess and you become a walking biohazard.  You should consider more scientifically proven methods.


We have had great success treating texture issues on all skin types with the PicoSure Laser with the FOCUS lens array.  We normally recommend a series of 4 treatments, once  every 4 weeks.  This treatment is non-ablative and has almost no downtime.  You will typically have a flushed complexion for 0-2 hours.  You can put your make-up on and go back to work.  After your initial visit, a typical PicoFOCUS appointment is less than 1 hour. 

The PicoFOCUS gently delivers bursts of energy deep in the dermis without causing harm to the overlaying skin.  The pulses work to break up pigment and stimulates new collagen and elastin production.  Your body’s own healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and ramps up skin turnover.  We sometimes pair the PicoFOCUS with a Pelleve treatment for additional skin tightening.

We recommend finding an experienced physician in your area.  Treatment prices vary by market.


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