The complexion is the natural color, texture, and appearance of a person’s face. Each of us is born with a different complexion, but what ultimately shapes our complexion is how we take care of it throughout time. WellMedica offers multiple Cosmetic Treatments to help you achieve your perfect complexion.
Most of us desire to have a blemish free, wrinkle free, glowing complexion in order to feel more confident. The skin is our largest external organ making it important. However, our complexion tends to change with age and sun damage. It also can depend on genetics and environmental factors.
Here at WellMedica Aesthetics and Anti-Aging, we have many different cosmetic treatment options to create a healthier complexion such as acne treatment, skin lesion treatment, wrinkle reduction, reversing sun damage, and more.
COMPLEXION TREATMENTS | BEFORE & AFTERS
OUR COMPLEXION SERVICES
Fraxel is an amazing treatment that uses laser technology to help remove years off your appearance. With age our skin gets older, and more damaged.
UltraClear™ is a groundbreaking innovation in skin rejuvenation. UltraClear™ helps reverse signs of aging, addressing multiple skin conditions in one treatment to help patients look their best quickly, safely, effectively, and comfortably.
Halo hybrid fractional laser eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Halo restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger.
Venus Freeze is used for a number of various face & body applications including cellulite reduction, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction.
ThermiSmooth™ is a procedure used for improving the appearance of aging skin through skin tightening via increased collagen production.
Venus Viva®, is a device that allows us to gain the results of full face laser resurfacing without the downtime and risks.
Injections for fine lines and wrinkles can reduce the signs of aging. They are a perfect solution for fine lines and wrinkles.
Sculptra® is an injectable that gradually replaces lost collagen providing results that can last for more than two years.
Profound RF is a 1-of-a-kind wrinkle treatment. It’s the 1st & only RF microneedling device for the face and body.
What Is Complexion?
Skin Rejuvenation & Resurfacing
Complexion Treatment Technologies
There are a number of procedures and technologies used to improve skin complexion. Some of the most common complexion treatment technologies used at Wellmedica are listed in detail below.
Microdermabrasion therapy is a treatment option that utilizes mechanical exfoliation to extract the outer damaged and dead epidermal layers to reveal the healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin beneath. During the procedure, a powder will be administered to the face, neck, hands, or body (depending on the type of treatment) and the device will be used to both scrub and suck the dead particles of skin off the body. The contents of the powder vary but typically include crystals of aluminum salts, sodium bicarbonate, or sodium chloride. Some doctors use systems that use a different device containing small particles of diamonds to abrade the skin. Once the outer layer of damaged skin is removed, the layers of skin beneath begin to increase their production of new skin cells and collagen resulting in a more subtle freshening of the appearance and texture of the skin.
Wellmedica does not offer Microdermabrasion therapy. Until recently, this method was encouraged as a minimally invasive, non-damaging procedure. However, more recent studies have shown that the effects of microdermabrasion may be harmful to the skin and can cause broken capillaries.
Here at Wellmedica, we use Vibradermabraision therapy instead.
Vibradermabrasion is a competitive method of skin abrasion therapy without causing the unnecessary harm found in microdermabrasion therapies. Vibraderm gently exfoliates deep into your skin using “sonic vibration technology”, penetrating twice as deep into dead skin layers as traditional microdermabrasion, to remove dirt, oil, and build-up deep in your skin. Post-treatment will result in a more even skin tone and texture as well as a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Vibraderm is the latest dermabrasion technology, using personal sandblasted paddles that remove dull, dry skin cells safely and effectively without causing additional harm to the skin.
Other benefits of Vibraderm technology include:
- Effective and gentle treatment on the skin
- Stimulates collagen production – leaving your skin stronger and more firm
- Leaves your skin looking healthier, more radiant and even-toned
Lasers use highly concentrated beams of light energy to improve skin tone, texture and appearance.
Photodynamic Therapy also known as ALA (PDT) , is a treatment performed with a typical photo-sensitizing agent called Levulan (5- aminolevulinic acid or ALA) that is applied to your skin and then activated with the correct wavelength of light.
PDT has been proven to showcase a variety of benefits that have been well-documented. From treating inflammatory conditions such as acne and rosacea, sun-damaged skin, and even precancerous conditions (such as actinic keratosis), in cases where the cancer cells may be too small to be seen. Not only does PDT treat these conditions, but it also offers significant cosmetic benefits – leaving your skin looking and feeling smoother, more even, and healthier without any unnecessary scarring.
Smoothbeam-Collagen Stimulation laser treatment is one of the best scientifically proven methods for tackling the signs of aging – primarily fine lines and wrinkles. This laser works by heating the middle layer of the skin using a combination of heating and cooling. When the Smoothbeam heats the skin, it then begins to gently treat an array of skin problems. Skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles which the laser works to combat by stimulating collagen production which in turn cause the skin to look healthier, more elastic, and moist. Collagen is what we need in our skin to keep it looking fresh and young, and the Smoothbeam does just that.
Primary benefits of Smoothbeam Laser Therapy include:
- Collagen rebuilding
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the lips, cheeks, and forehead
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Smoker’s lines and frown lines
- Scars, especially acne
- Loose skin around the neck and jowls
Fraxel CO2 Laser
Fraxel is the pioneer of “fractional photothermolysis,” a technology where thousands of microscopic laser columns – each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle – treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, healthier skin to replace damaged tissue.
It can be used for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun damaged skin, freckles, age spots, acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin problems that come with age. In general, Fraxel can help with the skin’s tone and texture as a whole. It can also help with certain cases of melasma, and reduce precancerous lesions by replacing sun damaged skin with new skin. It does not only have to be used on the face as often patients get treated on the hands, neck, and shoulders. Each treatment replaces about 15-20% of the sun damaged, scarred or wrinkled skin. It triggers the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.
The Viva device uses patented nanofractional radiofrequency and SmartScan® technology to deliver energy to the dermis. This generates heat in a controlled manner to initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodeling. This achieves results with minimal discomfort and very little to no downtime.
The state-of-the-art patented tip allows for a depth of penetration up to 500 microns and provides varying energy densities, enabling simultaneous ablation of the epidermis and coagulation of the dermis area resulting in skin resurfacing with minimal discomfort.
The treatments are most effective when done as a series. Six treatments about four weeks apart are recommended. Once the treatment course is completed, results continue to develop and improve over 6-9 months. This is because it takes the collagen and elastin cells that long to regenerate. The end result is firmer, more even toned, radiant skin with little to no downtime.
Intense pulsed light treatments are often used to treat a wide range of different vascular and pigmented problems in the skin. These may include:
- spider or thread veins
- port wine stains
- spider naevus
- age spots
- solar keratosis
- pigmented birthmarks
- acne scarring
- stretch marks
Intense Pulsed Light Skin Rejuvenation
Intense pulsed light, or IPL, treatment is similar to laser treatments as it uses light to treat various skin conditions or issues – most often pigmentation problems. It also seeks to rejuvenate the skin’s complexion and leave behind healthier, younger looking skin. Yet, instead of using highly focused, single wavelength beams of light (lasers), IPL uses a broader spectrum of light wavelengths in short pulses.
IPL benefits the skin in two ways.
The primary benefit is that it absorbs excessive pigmentation in the skin (reds and browns) to restore a more even skin tone. Although light therapy may not encourage it to the degree that laser treatments do, IPL also encourages collagen production to help improve your overall skin tone.
IPL treatment is a non-ablative treatment meaning that no skin is removed during the procedure and typically requires little to no downtime.
It is important to note here that IPL treatments are not encouraged for those with a darker skin complexion as it can be harmful and damaging to the skin. If you have olive toned skin or darker skin, IPL can make certain skin issues worse for skin that holds more melanin. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is often seen in those who have undergone an IPL treatment in an effort to achieve a more even skin tone. Many times the worsening pigment doesn’t show up until weeks after treatment.
Medical Complexion Treatments
Medical cosmetic treatment often refers to two types of treatments: skin needling and mesotherapy.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that uses a device with small needles to open microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate natural collagen production. At WellMedica, we offer two state-of-the-art, modern microneedling technologies to encourage natural collagen production.
The SkinPen® is one of the devices we use. A SkinPen® works with multiple, small, and sanitary needles that create hundreds of microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. Thus, going deeper than many traditional microdermabrasion therapies and stimulating the skin much more successfully. The needles cycle at 100+ punctures/stamps a second creating upwards of 1600+ microchannels during a microneedling session. It is a safe, non-surgical treatment that boasts successful results with little to no downtime!
Why Choose WellMedica?
WellMedica is proud to be one of the only providers in the VA, MD, and D.C. area to provide the new Viva MD device for skin rejuvenation and complexion treatments. The Venus Viva MD is a portable and versatile tabletop device that enables a wide range of treatments with two applicators. When used with the new Viva MD applicator, the Venus Viva MD device is intended for use in dermatological procedures requiring ablation and resurfacing of the skin including conditions such as acne scars, dyschromia, striae, and enlarged pores.
The Viva MD applicator is a fractional handpiece that offers a new 80 pin tip design which doubles the output energy up to 124 mJ per pin electrode as compared to the 160 pin tip option used with the existing Venus Versa and Viva devices. The new 80 pin tip output results in increased depth of ablation which enhances treatment outcomes while maintaining the safety profile.