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. The sun’s UV rays cause damage, dust and pollutants clog pores, and the body gradually loses its natural production of vital structural proteins. Even with a daily skincare regimen, all of these factors can cause the skin’s health to decline and give 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, we offer many treatments that’ll correct an array of cosmetic concerns. 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.

Laser Treatments

for Skin Rejuvenation

Candela CO2RE Laser

The Candela CO2RE is a revolutionary versatile laser system. CO2RE is a fractional laser, which is a nonsurgical treatment that delivers thousands of microscopic laser beams to treat a fraction of the skin at a time accurately. With CO2RE, a patient can treat their fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, dull and uneven skin, acne and surgical scars. Featuring four different settings, the treatment has an internal scanner that can be run along the face to gauge which setting is best for your individual needs accurately. From superficial cosmetic concerns to issues that persist beyond the skin’s surface – enhance your complexion with the Candela CO2RE laser.

Clear + Brilliant

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 age. 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.

Fraxel

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

Lumecca

Lumecca is a technologically advanced cosmetic device that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. During a Lumecca procedure, a cooling gel will be applied, and the device moved across the treatment area. The light emitted is in the 500 to 600 nanometer range, making it three times more effective than the standard IPL treatment. With each light pulse, the skin is heated, causing pigmented skin lesions to rise to the surface and eventually flake off. 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, unwanted freckles and hyperpigmentation are encouraged to experience the power of Lumecca.

Profound RF

Profound RF is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to boost your beauty. The treatment can add volume, reduce sags and tighten the skin, creating an appearance defined by vitality. The treatment works by puncturing the skin with hundreds of ultra-fine needles to create microchannels. With each puncture, RF energy is introduced to 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 and elastic – in other words: young.

PicoWay Resolve

PicoWay Resolve is an excellent treatment that can resolve numerous cosmetic concerns. This picosecond laser uses ultra-short laser pulses to have 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 the deep layers of skin, which keeps the upper layer intact and allows for no downtime. 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 struggling with acne scars or wrinkles.

PicoWay Zoom

PicoWay Zoom works a lot like its counterpart, PicoWay Resolve. The device effectively shatters pigments deep beneath the skin. However, PicoWay Zoom works differently by maintaining a singular, concentrated beam, rather than splitting it into smaller beamlets. PicoWay Zoom can shatter large, unwanted pigments by keeping the beam whole, including colored pigments caused by tattoos. After they’re shattered, the pigments gradually appear on the skin’s surface and naturally fade away. Patients with melasma, unwanted tattoos, sunspots, age spots or any unwanted hyperpigmentation can have these issues improved upon with PicoWay Zoom.

PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a unique treatment that effectively uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate various growth functions, refreshing and reviving the skin. Sometimes called a ‘vampire facial,’ PRP therapy involves either injecting or topically applying the plasma to the skin. PRP consists of nutrient-rich cells, including white and red blood cells and thrombocytes, platelets that help contribute to the natural healing process and growth factors. During treatment, blood is extracted from a patient and put into a vial, which is then put into a centrifuge (a spinning device) that separates excess blood from the nutrient-rich cells. PRP therapy is versatile. It can restore the appearance of damaged skin, improve skin texture and remove dark circles beneath the eyes. Generally speaking, PRP therapy is an unmatched anti-aging solution.

RevLite

RevLite is a laser system with two settings: 532 nanometers and 1064nm. The two options allow versatility, meaning small or large unwanted cosmetic concerns can be treated. The powerful laser is non-ablative, making it a safe choice with minimal side effects. Patients struggling with wrinkles, acne scars, pigmented lesions and undesirable tattoos can experience the effects of RevLite. The RevLite handpiece features various adjustments, which allows for a precisely controlled treatment. After just two to three sessions, a patient’s concerns will be nearly invisible or, in some cases, completely gone.

VBeam Perfecta

VBeam Perfecta is an advanced cosmetic system that uses a pulsed dye laser (PDL). The treatment is perfect for anyone struggling with rosacea that has a fair to medium skin tone. When applied to the skin, the VBeam Perfect device rapidly emits laser energy into dilated blood vessels, which destroys them and makes the pigmented skin clear once again. The treatment is effective and safe. PDL has been used for decades as a way to remove red birthmarks on children. If you’re struggling with rosacea, a treatment with VBeam Perfecta can be a step in the right direction.

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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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