At Torrey Pines Dermatology we want to help you look and feel your absolute best. When rejuvenating the face we generally like to start at the deeper levels of the skin and then move more superficially. The natural aging process begins at the ripe old age of 27!! We lose volume gradually in our temples, our medial cheeks and below the corners of the mouth. All of this leads to deep creases around the mouth, sagging jowls and concave temples. To make matters worse, with each decade we age a little bit faster than we did in the previous decade. Our technology needs to be targeted to the actual science behind aging. We have worked hard to develop a strategy at TPD to disrupt this process and maintain youthful skin throughout life.
Starting at the deeper levels, specifically the layer just above the muscle and below the fat, we utilize the amazing ultrasound tightening technique called Ultherapy. Ultherapy is unique because it does not treat the skin itself, but below the skin it jump starts a repair process leading to rapid generation of new collagen and elastin. Because the skin is attached to the fibromuscular layer treated by Ultherapy it plumps up and tightens too but without any downtime.
To further stimulate collagen production, we inject volume filler called Sculptra or poly-L-lactic acid about 2 weeks after Ultherapy. As the repair process is already taking place, Sculptra then super stimulates collagen production and can last up to 2 years. In addition to volume fillers, we will often use line fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane at this point to pinpoint and improve fine lines and deeper folds.
Moving more superficially, we then use a resurfacing laser called Active FX to treat the entire face approximately 2 weeks after Sculptra is injected. Active FX works on the skin itself to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and soften deeper frown lines. It improves tone and texture, gets rid of discoloration from the sun and tightens as well. Downtime is approximately 5-7 days of being red and scaly like a sunburn but, unlike a sunburn, there is no pain during the recovery process.
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Neuromodulators, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are popular tools used to soften the appearance of established wrinkles in those over the age of 40. However, beginning regular use much earlier – in the 20s and 30s – can prevent those repetitive muscle contracture lines from ever becoming etched into skin. At Torrey Pines Dermatology we call this “prejuvenation” or preventing the process of aging.
In addition to the above procedures, a daily skin care regimen with the right products for your skin type and environment helps to keep the complexion firm and supple, hydrated and blemish-free. Regular professional facial treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion maintain refined, youthful skin.
All combined the above treatments and products are a proven way to get the maximal benefit out of noninvasive technology to ensure your skin remains youthful for a lifetime. We look forward to rejuvenating you!