New Services for Your Glow Goals

Spring brings optimism and an excitement for summer plans, weddings, holidays, reunions… We have some new services to help you get ready.

Now Offering Aquagold, complete with Micro-Botox and Skinbooster Dermal Fillers

Procerus Skin Care offers customized gold microinfusion procedures for collagen stimulation improving skin texture, suppleness and glow by stamping the skin with tiny gold-plated needles that deliver customized cocktails of PRP, Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler, and Botox to the dermis of the skin. The micro-Botox shrinks pores, improves redness, fine lines, and scarring; while the PRP and Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler boosts the skin to add suppleness, texture and glow. The complete cocktail over the course of 4-7 days results in a super or mega facial result for the skin. It can be repeated every 3-4 months. When performed for scarring, it is best to stack 3 or more sessions 3-4 weeks apart to see peak benefit. The Aquagold microinfusion procedure can be performed on the neck, decolletage, hands, or other target areas as determined in consultation with your provider.

Restore lost volume and look like yourself with Renuva.

Renuva is an a injectable allograph matrix of growth factors and proteins that stimulates your body to make it’s own fat. It is for areas of lost volume like face, hands, earlobes, temples, cellulite dimples or contour irregularities left behind from liposuction or surgery. Book a consultation for Renuva today!

Upneeq

Procerus Skin Care is now carrying Upneeq, the eye drop that helps if you have low lying eyelids. If you’ve noticed in photos that your eyes are not very open, and when you look closely see that the upper eyelid covers part of the colored part of your eye, then you may be interested in Upneeq! Upneeq is a once daily eye drop that stimulates the eyelid to rise allowing more eye show. Your eyes appear larger, lifted and brighter. Come in and see if Upneeq is for you!

Spring is the perfect time to work on your summer body.

Special occasion this summer, or just shedding the winter parka… Whatever the motivaation, tackling stubborn areas of fat may be on your mind. We can help with the upgraded, most efficient and effective version of America’s most popular fat freezing technology. Lose the belly pouch, love handles, or the bra fat in time for the outdoor summer wedding by starting now. Call and schedule your complimentary CoolSculpting evaluation today.

Schedule your complimentary consult and learn about our complete range of skin and body offerings.
Call us at 734-794-3786 or text 734-304-7816

Khloe Kardashian Official Spokesperson For Kybella

Did you know Khloe Kardashian will be the official spokesperson for the brand new Kybella injectable as part of its “Chin Up” campaign?

Reality star Khloé Kardashian recently kicked off a new movement that encourages people not to let the things that bother them get in their way. The Live Chin Up campaign, which Khloé is working on in partnership with Allergan, is designed to encourage people to overcome things in their lives that bother them, by focusing on goals, not worrying about things that are outside of their control, and living each day with a smile and positive outlook.

Khloé kicked off the Live Chin Up Campaign by leading a panel of experts in dermatology to discuss the ways in which the appearance of double chins (submental fullness) can be improved. Kybella, a procedure offered here at Procerus Skin Care, played a big part in the discussion since it is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical and injectable treatment for removing excess chin fat.

Everything You Need to Know About Kybella

Fat underneath the chin (submental fat) can be stubborn, not responding to diet and exercise. You keep switching diets, hoping reducing your carb intake will change the story. As good as exercises may be, they may not be good enough, especially when you want to lose fat fast. Over the years, aesthetic medicines and injectables have helped remedy several cases of submental fullness from excess submental fat.

Kybella is one of those injectables that is fast gaining popularity. Although Kybella is specifically indicated for submental fat, how can you be sure it will make an excellent choice for you? This review will take you through everything you need to know about the fat removal procedure.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure used for submental fat. The injection technique uses deoxycholic acid without the need for any incisions. The body also produces this acid to contain fat production. Kybella fat treatment technique involves injecting the synthetic form of this acid into the fat areas, mostly under the chin. With the alarming increase in submental fullness from submental fat issues in the United States, this FDA-approved procedure is fast gaining popularity. If you want to have an age-defying chin appearance, you may want to consider this injectable technique.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella kills fat cells in the body using the synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Dermatological research has proven the acid to have edge-cutting effects in destroying excess body fat cells. After injecting deoxycholic acid into the fat area, it destroys fat cells responsible for fat storage.

There are no hard and fast rules to the number of Kybella treatment sessions required. Depending on your condition, your healthcare administrator may recommend multiple sessions. But usually, not more than one session monthly.

Benefits of Using Kybella

Here are some of the benefits you can derive from the injectable treatment procedure.

  • No need for any incision or sutures
  • Quick action (Results are usually evident after the first treatment session)
  • Lasting results on the jawline
  • Maintenance injections are not required
  • Comparatively less painful

Side Effects of Kybella

As with every other treatment technique, Kybella may result in any following.

  • Nerve injury (which may cause uneven smile)
  • Swelling
  • Problems in the injection area (hair loss, hematoma, ulcers, necrosis)

Who Should Use Kybella?

Are you worried about localized fat on your chin, and dieting and exercises seem not to help? Is your skin quality good? If you answered “Yes” to both, Kybella might be the perfect match for the fat. If you doubt the credibility of the treatment option, Khloe Kardashian is both a proud fan and ambassador of Kybella.

Kybella Before and After

With the proper treatment procedure, Kybella can give you that age-defying look that you desire. Since it doesn’t require any surgeries, the side effects are usually minimal. Ready for your next Kybella session, get in touch with our team at Procerus Skin Care. We have an innovative approach to skin and body care.

Everything You Should Know About Secret RF and Morpheus 8

Everything You Should Know About Secret RF and Morpheus 8

Looking for an effective way to get rid of the signs of aging and other skin defects? Most of these problems can be traced to declining collagen production. Unfortunately, consuming or applying collagen topically cannot prompt collagen production in the skin. This is where radiofrequency micro-needling comes in. It is among the most effective solutions out there for skin rejuvenation in as few as 3-4 sessions.

What is Radiofrequency micro-needling?

Radiofrequency micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that combines two of the most advanced aesthetic technologies – micro-needling, also known as collagen induction technology and radiofrequency a powerful mode of skin tightening. Radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers the collagen-boosting effects of micro-needling while silmutaneously adding the skin tightening effects of radiofrequency technology.

In essence, this procedure harnesses radiofrequency waves to produce heat that penetrates targeted layers of your skin to encourage natural collagen and elastin production. This treatment has proven to be effective in improving the appearance of the skin and restoring a youthful glow. The multilayered treatment is typically customized to address the skin type and specific concerns of every patient.

How does radiofrequency micro needling work?

Radiofrequency micro-needling is similar to conventional micro needling in that it involves the use of small needles to create punctures on the top layer of the skin. The only difference is that in RF micro-needling, the needles deliver RF energy deep into the dermis to add to the impact of micro-needling. It is a safe and highly effective.

During the procedure, your doctor will cleanse your face to get rid of impurities and apply a topical anesthetic cream to the target area. The micro-needling device with fine needles is inserted into the skin, and the tip of the needle introduces radiofrequency waves into the targeted areas of the skin.

The entire procedure takes just about 45 minutes, and you can resume your daily activities immediately. You might experience redness or swelling after the procedure, but it should subside in approximately 48 hours. Many people see some results immediately, but the results from the induction or reorganized collagen and elastin take a minimum of 4-6 weeks to develop and results will continue to improve. Best results are from a series of treatments.

Keep in mind that you might be asked to avoid alcohol, certain medications, or skincare products before the treatment to minimize the risk of complications. Many patients need 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Treatments can last 12-18 months.

Benefits of radiofrequency micro-needling

A radiofrequency micro-needling treatment:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes collagen and elasticity production
  • Shrinks large pores
  • Improves skin texture
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Skin tightening and firming
  • Smoothens lines on the upper lip skin
  • Diminished acne and surgical scars
  • No social downtime

Am I a good candidate?

You’re a good candidate for RF micro-needling if you have any of the following skin issues:

  • Face lines and wrinkles
  • Facial skin laxity
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks

If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that addresses several skin concerns fast and safely, RF micro-needling should be at the top of your list. Ready to get healthier, youthful-looking skin? Reach out to us today at Procerus Skin Care.

 

 

 

Build and Sculpt Your Body with Emscuplt

Build and Sculpt Your Body with Emscuplt

Imagine building muscles while losing fat at the same time! That’s exactly what Emsculpt is all about. It is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses cutting-edge technology to strengthen muscles and break down fat.  

Did You Know?

Regardless of your age, muscles are vital to your overall health. Muscles comprise 35% of your body and allow for movement, balance, physical strength, organ function, skin integrity, immunity, and wound healing. 

Only 30 Minute Treatment!

Emsculpt has taken the aesthetic industry by storm due to its ability to affect the muscle in a way you couldn’t do voluntarily. During a 30-minute treatment session, a patient’s muscle in the targeted region can contract 20,000 times!

Destroy Fat and Increase Muscle 

What’s more, only Emsculpt has so far proven to be able to both destroy fat deposits and increase muscle mass. Other body contouring treatments only act on the fat while ignoring the underlying muscle. The outcome of this treatment is a release of fatty acids and muscle fibers in your abdomen and buttocks becoming thicker and stronger.

Emsculpt Advantages

Apart from the main result, many people are adopting Emsculpt because of the following advantages:

  • It only takes 30 minutes
  • 100% non-invasive
  • Has no side effects
  • It doesn’t disrupt daily activities
  • Results are quick and noticeable

Take 30 minutes out of your day during this week! Book your Emscuplt appointment here:
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RADIESSE Treatment

Introduction

RADIESSE is a nontoxic, hypoallergenic, injectable cosmetic skin care treatment used to plump the moderate to severe wrinkled or folded specific areas of the face particularly nasolabial folds (lines which extend from the nose corners towards mouth corners).

RADIESSE is an FDA approved rejuvenating method for the face and dorsum of hand as well. It minimizes the prominence of tendons and bones at the back of hand and gives an overall fuller and younger look.

How it works?

One of the principle components of RADIESSE is calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is a natural mineral found in the stones, bones and teeth. Calcium directly acts on the activation and proliferation of fibroblasts hence works as a collagen stimulator. Collagen and elastin both play a major role in the strengthening and elasticity of skin which was lost unfortunately by the aging process. This injection filled with gel works very well with the volume and treats every fold and wrinkle you wanted to. With the passage of time, CaHA allows the skin to produce more of its own fillers by stimulating naturally occurring collagen. The gel contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen which help in creating a structure like connective tissue.

Benefits of RADIESSE

Non-Allergenic

Typically, when you are injected with dermal fillers you need to undergo an allergy test but with RADIESSE there is no risk of allergies because it is made up of naturally occurring elements in the body.

Quick and convenient

Its administration time is just a few minutes. It might take up to 15-30 minutes depending upon the face or hand areas you are targeting. Truly, there is no aesthetic service which is more convenient than RADIESSE.

Versatile

This anti-aging treatment is versatile in its nature because it not only plumps up face cheeks but re-contours the cheeks and irregular jaw-line completely by adding volume to the lines, folds and wrinkles. It treats acne scars, elevates nasolabial folds, tightens and lifts up the skin by removing deep lines so gives an overall younger look.

Minimal preparation and instant results

If you follow a healthy lifestyle (no smoking or drinking alcohol) and are not taking any blood thinning medicines like warfarin, so you are ready to go. You can start receiving treatment just after your first consultation. You can see the better results immediately after your first injection.

Downtime

RADIESSE Has No Downtime and Offers Long Lasting Results

Contrary to other aesthetic services, the best thing about RADIESSE is that it has completely no downtime. You can even return to your work at the same day of your treatment. There’s no straight laying for 72 hours or so. Any strenuous activity or physical exercise can be resumed just after the day when you got treatment. But even better than recovery time, “the long-lasting results” is the quality what attracts the patients more.

Results

Immediately after the treatment, results are visible. Obvious results appear after about 7 to 10 days. Dermatologists strongly recommend visiting for a touch-up treatment after seven months. Patients report that results last for 18 months, sometimes even long-term for up to two years without the repeat procedures.

Procerus Skin Care is located in the Burlington II office building on Eisenhower Parkway, between Main Street and State Street, across from Briarwood Mall.

Phone:
734-794-3786

Address:
315 E. EISENHOWER PKWY. SUITE 8 ANN ARBOR, MI 48108

Clear and Brilliant Touch

The next-generation laser, Clear + Brilliant Touch, uses both the original 1440nm and Perméa 1927nm wavelengths. This gadget offers a more varied and effective treatment for reducing aging signs, preserving glowing skin, and improving overall skin appearance.

The board-certified specialists at Procerus Skin Care have access to a wide range of laser devices, allowing us to tailor each patient’s treatment to get the finest results in the shortest amount of time. We have the knowledge and experience to build customized treatment plans that will help you reach your beauty goals and keep you looking and feeling great.

To achieve a visible change, you’ll probably require a series of laser treatments, which our patients commonly see after 4 to 6 treatments at our skin care facility.

What is the clear + brilliant touch and how does it work?

The Clear + Brilliant laser is a fractional treatment that replaces damaged skin with new, healthy-looking tissue by creating small treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin. While the original 1440 nm wavelength is effective for fine wrinkles and a poor skin tone, the Permea 1927 nm wavelength is effective for pigmentation issues, resulting in a single platform that provides the entire therapy.

The Clear + Brilliant Touch treatment is suitable for people of all ages and skin types, and it is great for both men and women who want to reduce the appearance of early symptoms of aging or maintain their skin’s appearance.

What is the effect of the clear + brilliant touch?

Clear + Brilliant Touch treatments were found to have the following advantages in clinical studies:

  • Early signs of aging, such as fine wrinkles, are reduced.
  • Improved clarity, vibrancy, and complexion radiancy by reducing pore size and creating a smoother skin surface with a more consistent skin texture and tone.
  • Pigmentation, melasma, and spots have improved in appearance.
  • Increased skin permeability as a result of increased collagen synthesis

What is the procedure at our skin care clinic like?

During their treatment at our skin care facility, most patients report feeling hot. To reduce discomfort, you can have a topical anesthetic given before treatment. When compared to utilizing just one of the devices, the gadget seamlessly shifts between the Clear + Brilliant and Perméa modes for a faster, more efficient operation and more thorough results.

When will the results be obtainable?

You’ll see some instant improvements, but your skin’s appearance will improve overtime as well. Your skin will begin to feel softer, look brighter, and have a more even tone a few days following the treatment.

In the weeks and months afterward, your skin will continue to heal, and touch-up treatments will help you get even better.

How does the recovery process work?

There is extremely little downtime, with very slight redness and irritation occurring right after treatment and often fading within a few hours. Following their therapy session, the majority of patients resume their normal activities.

References

Elford, E. L., Oresajo, C., Bedi, V. P., & Geronemus, R. G. (2012). Enhanced Skin Permeability of CE Ferulic after CLEAR+ BRILLIANT Perméa Laser Treatment.

Saedi, N., Petrell, K., Arndt, K., & Dover, J. (2013). Evaluating facial pores and skin texture after low-energy nonablative fractional 1440-nm laser treatments. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 68(1), 113-118.

Mueller, X., Bourdet, J., Feve, S., Julien, L., Delaporte, P., Aspect, A., … & Mora, P. (2010). The laser revolution. A brilliant discovery. The multipurpose laser. Towards a bright future. CNRS International Magazine, 18-27.

Bertolotti, M. (2004). The history of the laser. CRC press.

Thermage FLX

Thermage FLX is a fourth-generation system for non-invasive skin tightening that is state-of-the-art. Thermage FLX maximizes the use of radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and produce new collagen. With its revolutionary system of energy delivery and comfort pulse technology, Thermage FLX gives better results and more comfort during treatment than earlier generations of Thermage as well as many other tightening devices on the market.

How does it work?

Skin thickness, strength, tone, and resilience are all affected by the loss of healthy collagen and elastic fibers. Over time, the young outlines shift, and skin laxity and drooping emerge. Thermage FLX delivers radiofrequency radiation to the skin’s deepest layers, stimulating the skin to manufacture new, healthy collagen in the months after treatment. In many individuals, Thermage FLX tightens the existing collagen, resulting in an instant improvement in contours and tissue tone.

Areas of treatment

Every treatment and technique that involves “lifting vectors” is used to enhance results because every individual has a unique collection of problem areas to be treated.

Upper Face – improve skin thickness and raise the brows subtly; we tailor the procedure to improve symmetry between the right and left brows.

Eyelids – enhance skin texture and provide a slight lift in certain patients.

Lower Face, Neck – tighten skin and soften the look of facial creases (nasal folds) to create a younger contour; enhance the jawline to create a more youthful contour

Improve the thickness and tightness of the skin on the body.

Who is a good candidate of Thermage FLX?

Thermage FLX is safe to use on any skin color because it employs radiofrequency energy. Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and modest UV damage have the best results. The degree of skin laxity and photoaging are important factors in determining a person’s response. A person’s age is less crucial with Thermage FLX than with earlier devices; for example, a person over 65 years old with minor skin degradation and laxity may experience significant improvement.

Who should avoid Thermage FLX?

People who have an implantable pacemaker, an Automatic Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillator (AICD), or any other implantable electronic device should not undergo Thermage FLX. Thermal FLX should never be used on a pregnant or nursing woman.

How it is performed?

Thermage FLX uses radiofrequency energy to target the deeper, collagen-rich layers of your skin during the procedure. One of Thermage FLX’s benefits is its unique mechanism, which vibrates and cools the skin’s surface layers to promote comfort throughout the operation. Throughout the therapy, the goal is to deliver heat energy that feels warm but never “too hot.” The Thermage FLX device is applied to the treatment region in a pulse-like pattern.

How long does it take?

Thermage FLX sessions can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your specific needs (area(s) treated, location).

What are the Side effects?

The majority of patients have minimal to no side effects and are able to resume their normal activities almost immediately. Minor swelling or redness may occur on occasion, but this usually goes away within 24 hours. If you see anything strange or have any concerns after your surgery, contact your dermatologist right away.

 

References:

Polder, K. D., & Bruce, S. (2011). Radiofrequency: Thermage. Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America, 19(2), 347–359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2011.04.006

Burns J. A. (2005). Thermage: monopolar radiofrequency. Aesthetic surgery journal, 25(6), 638–642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2005.09.017

Robb-Nicholson C. (2005). By the way, doctor. Can you tell me anything about a new cosmetic treatment called Thermage?. Harvard women’s health watch, 12(12), 8.

Hodgkinson D. J. (2009). Clinical applications of radiofrequency: nonsurgical skin tightening (thermage). Clinics in plastic surgery, 36(2), 261–viii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2008.11.006