Many of us are emerging from months of living under stay-at-home orders that changed our daily habits—sleep schedules upended, altered diets, and spending more hours in front of computer screens. Assessing quarantine’s impact on your skin may reveal some surprises. Besides changes to your complexion, spiked stress levels can increase aging’s effects and lead to wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity.
Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments at our Eugene, Oregon, practice such as Ultherapy® can help refresh the appearance of your skin now that aesthetic practices are again seeing patients. Our medical spa offers a range of treatment options for patients, and in this blog post, we’ll explain the benefits of each for specific conditions.
In addition to Ultherapy, we’ll explore Clear+Brilliant® and HydraFacial®, which all have distinct approaches to improving the skin’s appearance. In some cases, combining treatments can yield comprehensive results.
Using the power of ultrasound energy, Ultherapy penetrates the deepest levels of the dermis—the layer of skin between the skin’s surface layer and the subcutaneous layer. It gives the skin most of its substance and structure. Ultrasound energy triggers and rejuvenates the production of collagen and elastin, which are two crucial building blocks for younger-looking skin. Increasing the amount of collagen also has the benefit of promoting cellular turnover, which also results in skin that looks more youthful.
With just a few Ultherapy treatments, your skin will be tighter and firmer, which can help correct the following trouble spots:
- Sagging jawline
- Drooping skin
- Loose neck skin
You can look at our gallery of before-and-after photos featuring a few of our actual Ultherapy patients to see the type of results treatments can produce.
One 30- to 40-minute Clear+Brilliant treatment session can improve the skin’s tone and texture and create a refreshed, vibrant appearance. Unlike Ultherapy, which is designed for patients whose skin has lost much of its elasticity, Clear+Brilliant takes a more preventative approach to skincare. The gentle laser used during this skin resurfacing procedure addresses early signs of facial aging, sun damage, tone, texture, and can even minimize pore size. It’s one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments offered at our Eugene practice.
Combining a HydraFacial treatment with either Ultherapy or Clear+Brilliant is an excellent option for patients who want to address concerns such as acne breakouts, enlarged pores, or lax skin. In this era of wearing masks—especially front-line workers who wear face-coverings throughout their shifts—people are suddenly dealing with irritated skin and acne.
Masks can worsen skin issues that already exist or cause new ones, including what’s now known as “maskne”—acne breakouts caused by masks trapping oil and sweat against the skin. HydraFacial offers a great solution with its patented 3-part regimen—cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing skin with intensive serums.
One of the great things about HydraFacial treatments is that virtually anyone can benefit, regardless of skin type, tone, or texture. A HydraFacial treatment addresses the following concerns:
- Hyperpigmentation, including freckles and age spots
- Acne and occasional breakouts
- Uneven oil distribution
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
As you can see, we can customize nonsurgical skin enhancement procedures based on the specific needs of each patient because we don’t limit ourselves to a single option. If you want to learn what treatment is best for you, contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.