Your skin’s health and appearance are important. Smooth, taut skin defined by a youthful glow expresses an energy and optimism that you’re ready to take on the world. When it isn’t and your complexion looks dull and tired, it can affect your self-esteem and how others perceive you. It’s frustrating because maintaining healthy skin is difficult to do, especially when considering a number of factors that can influence how it looks.

Beginning in our 20s, the skin’s major structural proteins, collagen and elastin, decline quickly with age, and the sun’s UV rays cause damage over time. Combined with dust and pollutants that can clog pores and lead to irritation, the appearance of our complexion diminishes even with a daily skincare regimen, giving rise to various cosmetic concerns like acne, wrinkles and sun damage.

Thankfully, there are many technologically advanced and effective cosmetic procedures that can help refresh and revive your skin. At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we offer the best in skin rejuvenation, from laser procedures that’ll remove unwanted pigmentation to treatments that utilize the power of radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production. Below, you can read through the rejuvenation treatments we offer and what concerns they’ll treat.

If you’re interested in learning more about our skin rejuvenation techniques and which will benefit you most, please contact us at (314) 501-7946 or by visiting our contact page.


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Lumecca (Intense Pulsed Light)

Lumecca is a technologically advanced cosmetic device that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat superficial pigmented skin and vascular lesions (unwanted red and brown in the skin). It delivers up to three times more energy than similar devices, making it more effective than standard IPL treatments. During a Lumecca procedure, a cooling gel will be applied and the device moved across the treatment area as it emits bright flashes of light. With each light pulse, the skin is heated, breaking up pigmented skin lesions and causing capillaries or small blood vessels to “close off.” Treated blood vessels will be naturally absorbed by the body and pigmented skin lesions will rise to the skin’s surface, flaking off after treatment. In addition, the heating caused by the light waves helps stimulate the body’s production of collagen, a structural protein that’s essential for healthy skin. Patients with rosacea, sun-damaged skin, unwanted freckles and hyperpigmentation are encouraged to experience the power of Lumecca. For best results, two to three treatments are suggested about one month apart.

Clear + Brilliant Laser

The Clear + Brilliant Laser is perfect for patients that want to improve skin texture and fine wrinkles without significant downtime. In just one 15 to 20 minute session, the Clear + Brilliant laser can revive your skin’s appearance, creating a youthful glow. The treatment utilizes fractional laser technology to penetrate the upper layers of skin, causing damaged skin to repair itself with new, healthier tissues. The treatment is incredibly unique because it treats small portions of the skin during each session, which means less damage and no downtime. The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is perfect for men or women that have noticed, or are seeking to prevent, signs of aging. Patients struggling with fine lines, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and texture or sun-damaged skin should choose the clear choice for their cosmetic concerns: Clear + Brilliant. For best results, several treatments at regular intervals are are suggested to treat a larger percentage of the skin.

Fraxel DUAL Laser

The laser treatment known as the Fraxel DUAL is perfect for anybody looking to boost their skin’s appearance in one single treatment. Like the Clear + Brilliant and Candela CO2RE laser treatments, the Fraxel DUAL is a fractional laser that uses microscopic beams to treat specific areas of concern. The treatment spares the surrounding tissues, making healing quicker and stimulating the growth of fresh, healthy skin. The Fraxel DUAL uses two different wavelengths of light, thulium and erbium, so it can effectively treat acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, the appearance of sunspots and age spots and other skin conditions, such as actinic keratoses (AK). During a Fraxel DUAL treatment, patients can rest with ease, not having to worry about discomfort. This sophisticated laser features integrated cooling air to ensure a comforting experience.

Vbeam Prima

The Vbeam Prima is the most advanced vascular laser system that combines a pulsed dye laser (PDL) with long-pulse Nd:YAG technology, allowing it to treat more vascular and cosmetic concerns than any other device on the market. Vbeam Prima is perfect for anyone struggling with rosacea that has a fair to medium skin tone. When applied to the skin, the Vbeam Prima device rapidly emits laser energy into dilated blood vessels, which destroys them to make the skin clear once again. The treatment is effective and safe. PDL is also used to remove red birthmarks on adults and children, including hemangiomas and port-wine stains. Additionally, the long-pulse dye laser is very effective at treating larger blue veins that develop around the eyes and forehead with age. If you’re struggling with facial redness, rosacea and other vascular or skin conditions, treatment with Vbeam Prima can be a step in the right direction.

PicoWay Resolve Laser

The PicoWay Resolve laser is a versatile treatment option that can resolve numerous cosmetic concerns. This picosecond laser uses ultra-short laser pulses to create a “photoacoustic” effect, which destroys unwanted pigments by shattering them, rather than heating them. When activated, the PicoWay Resolve device splits the main laser into 100 beamlets spaced evenly across the treated area. The laser beamlets reach into the deep layers of skin, which keeps the upper layer cool and intact. The treatment causes tiny open spaces, known as vacuoles, to form under the skin, which are eventually filled out by new collagen and elastin that the body naturally produces. The treatment is particularly beneficial for patients who want to improve the appearance of melasma, large pores, fine lines, acne scars and skin texture with little to no downtime.

PicoWay Zoom Laser

The PicoWay Zoom laser uses short, rapid pulses (trillionths of a second) to shatter pigment deep beneath the skin. It delivers two different wavelengths to treat pigment at different depths in the skin, making it effective for a number of concerns. PicoWay Zoom works somewhat differently than PicoWay Resolve, maintaining a singular, concentrated beam rather than splitting it into smaller beamlets. By keeping the beam whole, PicoWay Zoom can shatter large, unwanted pigments, including tattoo ink. After treatment, unwanted pigment particles naturally fade away until they’re no longer visible. PicoWay Zoom can improve the appearance of age spots, sun-related pigmentation and similar concerns in just one to two treatments. PicoWay lasers are also the fastest and most efficient way to remove unwanted tattoos.

RevLite Laser

RevLite is a laser system with adjustable wavelength settings, allowing for precision and versatility in the treatment of sun spots, melasma, colored tattoos and more. Like the PicoWay Zoom laser, the RevLite delivers short bursts of light energy (billionths of a second) to treat unwanted skin pigmentation. This powerful laser is non-ablative, making it a safe choice with minimal side effects. Patients who want to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, pigmented lesions and undesirable tattoos can benefit from the RevLite laser. After just two to three treatment sessions, a patient’s pigmentation concerns will be nearly invisible or, in some cases, completely gone.

Candela CO2RE (Fractionated CO2 Laser)

Candela’s CO2RE is a revolutionary versatile laser system. The CO2RE is a fractional carbon dioxide laser, which is a nonsurgical treatment that delivers thousands of microscopic laser beams that can selectively target small areas of the skin with precision. With CO2RE, a patient can treat their deeper lines and wrinkles, extensive sun damage, dull and uneven skin, acne and surgical scars, and more. Featuring four different computer-driven treatments, the depth and intensity of the CO2RE can be controlled to address your individual needs accurately. From superficial cosmetic concerns to the deepest lines and wrinkles, the Candela CO2RE laser can help patients enhance their complexion with minimal downtime.

Profound RF

Profound RF is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to boost your beauty. The treatment can add volume, reduce sagging and tighten the skin, creating an appearance defined by vitality. The treatment works by puncturing the skin with multiple pairs of ultra-fine needles, creating microchannels in the deeper dermal layer. With each puncture, RF energy flows between the pairs of needles and is introduced into the skin’s lower levels, which prompts the body’s natural healing response. Profound RF essentially reinvigorates the body’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, components that are vital for skin that’s firm, elastic and younger-looking. Profound RF can also be combined with the Fraxel DUAL or Clear + Brilliant lasers to treat both the superficial and deeper components of the skin.

Glacial RX

Glacial RX is the first FDA-cleared cooling treatment for the removal of age spots, developed by the creators of CoolSculpting. Glacial RX works by utilizing Cryomodulation, a patented cooling technique that harnesses the power of cold temperatures to suppress melanin production beneath the skin, effectively targeting the root cause of age spots. As new skin forms in treated areas, it is without the unwanted pigmentation, creating a brighter, more even and spotless complexion. As an added bonus, Glacial RX also calms irritation, redness and inflammation while accelerating skin exfoliation, delivering a number of benefits without discomfort or downtime.


HydraFacial is a rejuvenation treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, hydrate and protect the skin all at once. HydraFacial has made skincare simple by combining proven techniques into one balanced treatment. The first part of the HydraFacial involves a cleanse and peel, which gently exfoliates to reveal a fresh new layer of skin. The next step is to extract impurities like dirt, oil and other debris using painless suction, while simultaneously nourishing the skin with hydrating ingredients. Finally, HydraFacial infuses the skin with antioxidants and peptides, providing protection while sealing in the benefits of the treatment. HydraFacial is safe for all skin types and can address a number of cosmetic concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, dullness, lack of elasticity, enlarged pores, acne, and more. After treatment, patients will notice a brighter, clearer complexion that looks and feels healthier.

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Yes, the skin is a defining feature. And sometimes, when it doesn’t look its best, it can prevent you from feeling your best. We don’t want you to look dull or tired, let alone feel that way, so that’s why we encourage you to have a cosmetically rejuvenating procedure performed to improve your image. Refresh and revive with skin rejuvenation at Ridenour Plastic Surgery.

If you’re a resident of St. Louis, MO, or surrounding communities, and you believe your skin isn’t looking as great as it could, we encourage you to visit Ridenour Plastic Surgery. Our expert staff is well-equipped with the knowledge and experience to help you decide which skin rejuvenation technique will best suit your unique cosmetic needs. Give us a call at (314) 501-7946 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can improve your appearance. We look forward to hearing from you.

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