Skin Resurfacing Techniques

Skin resurfacing techniques have evolved immensely over the past few years. The purpose of skin resurfacing is to minimize pore size, fine lines, crepey skin, wrinkles, and uneven texture. The most up to date techniques that are currently used in the order of effectiveness are microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling, fractionated laser resurfacing (Erbium and CO2), ablative laser resurfacing (Erbium and CO2),  and J-plasma Smoothlyft.

Microneedling is a newer modality that has gained popularity. This technique involves the application on micro – needles into the skin to create small channels in the skin. The creation of these channels stimulate collagen to grow around them and facilitate the penetration of serums and products such as Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP). Pore size and texture irregularities can be improved using this technique.

Dr. Lin has developed a new technique called the SmoothLyft™, using the J-Plasma Device, to smooth wrinkles on the face and tighten loose skin. The device combines the unique properties of cold helium plasma with RF energy.  Helium plasma focuses RF energy for greater control of tissue effect, enabling a high level of precision and virtually eliminating unintended tissue trauma. The J-Plasma® energy device selectively vaporizes a thin layer of skin to smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin.  The radio frequency (RF) component of the treatment additionally tightens and lifts the skin.

“One of the most difficult areas to treat are the wrinkles around the mouth and on the sides of the face.” says Michael Lin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute and Dr. Lin Skincare. “The SmoothLyft™ treats these areas better than Erbium and Fractional CO2 resurfacing. Additionally, the SmoothLyft™ simultaneously tightens the skin while it smooths the skin. The tightening is particularly noticeable around the eyes, lips, forehead, and chin.”

The procedure is performed under “Twilight” anesthesia in a surgery center  with the highest standards of comfort and safety. The procedure is essentially painless.

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