Depending on your skin, 3-5 treatments are recommended for best results and they are typically spaced a month apart. Our non-ablative laser does not injure the skin’s surface as the ablative CO2 lasers do. The good thing is that there is no downtime, no pain and no need for special facial creams or ointments.
Improving facial skin laxity is a function not only of heat-dependent micro injury, but also of thermally induced collagen contraction. Skin tightening appears to require a greater and deeper heat delivery into the skin versus wrinkle treatments.
Because of the deeper depths of energy absorption within the skin and its underlying structure, not all wrinkle reduction devices can beneﬁt us with skin tightening and lifting. The earliest observations of noninvasive skin tightening and lifting depended on radiofrequency (RF), and this was thought to be the only way to deliver energy through the skin to the collagen substructure. Technologies, many developed here in the Boston area, such as lasers, were mistakenly thought to be incapable of delivering sufficient energies deep enough into the skin.
However, the longer pulsed 1064 nm laser with dynamic cooling has now been shown to give the same tightening, if not even a better response of lifting and tightening of the skin, than even the best radiofrequency-performed procedure, with even less risk of adverse effects than the older radiofrequency-based procedure. The 1064 nm, variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser is a “workhorse” for laser medicine and used widely in the Boston area.
You will enjoy a more even complexion and texture, and appear more youthful. You can have a laser facial at lunch, put makeup on immediately after, and continue on with your day.
Sounds worth it, doesn’t it?
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Laser Facial Rejuvenation known famously as “the lunchtime facial” is a big favorite for many women on the go in the Boston area as well as Hollywood Celebrities. This nonablative laser tightens the skin without pain, downtime or injury to the skin. The Candela Laser Facial heats up the deeper core layers of the skin and brings imperfections to the surface to lessen or remove them. Most importantly, it also promotes collagen production.
Laser Facial Rejuvenation
"I was impressed by the immediate improvement in my wrinkles! The "before" and "after" photos told the story. I am definitely going back." Jane from Lynnfield -7/9/13
Micro-Needling Facial Rejuvenation
The MicroPen can improve and reinvigorate damaged and aging skin by harnessing the mechanism associated with the body’s natural wound healing processes.
MICROPEN BENEFITS INCLUDE
Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
Stretch mark improvement
Minimizes pore size
Improves acne scars
Improves wrinkles and fine lines
No cross infection - disposable needles
The MicroPen automated micro-needling device is the most effective, reliable instrument currently available for performing Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy (PCIT). This elegant tool can be used for the successful treatment of a variety of indications.
MicroPen creates a series of predictable, controlled epidermal and dermal micro-injuries, thereby stimulating the body's immune response to produce new collagen and elastin. MicroPen is used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid peptides gel to hydrate and re-epithelialize the skin. The human body has a natural repair process that reacts to injury. The MicroPen works with the bodies own natural rejuvenation processes by initiating this
response with each treatment.
WHAT IS HYDRA-DERMABRASION?
This procedure integrates cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration simultaneously. This non-invasive, non-irritating treatment produces beautiful outcomes in skin rejuvenation, anti-aging and acne-prone/oily skin treatment.
This revolutionary skin resurfacing technology is perfect for all and skin types and patients can return to normal activities with clean, radiant skin with no downtime.
Hydra-dermabrasion will help to improve the appearance of:
•Early aging fine lines and wrinkles
•Blackheads and whiteheadsEnlarged pores
•Excess oil condition
•Overall skin health
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hydrafacials done in our Boston are office, exfoliates dead skin cells and extracts impurities with a vacuum-based skin abrasion tip while simultaneously bathing the healthy underlying skin with active serums that cleanse deeply, exfoliate thoroughly, hydrate completely and provide residual antioxidant protection.
The exceptional effectiveness of this machine is due to its use of formulated serums in combination with a vacuum-based skin abrasion tip. It removes dead skin cells and impurities while bathing the healthy underlying skin with deep cleansing, extracting, exfoliating and antioxidant serums.
The patented tips have a multifaceted spiral construction. That increases the time the serums are in contact with the skin while also providing superior exfoliation by presenting multiple planning surfaces. The result is a comfortable process that leaves the skin radiantly clean, refined, moist and polished.
4 STEPS OF THE TREATMENTS:
Cleansing & Hydrate - The special vortex hydrafacial tip developed in the Boston area, hydrates the skin with nutrient solutions, deeply cleanses the pores, softens then lifts away impurities
Exfoliation -The Exfoliation tip has multiple abrasive edges that exfoliate the skin several times each pass to achieve better, even skin resurfacing results without irritation
Extraction - The effect is created to easily dislodge & remove blackheads, whiteheads and sebum, allowing for quick and painless extractions
Fusion -The unique design delivers hydration skin solutions and antioxidants into the skin, improving the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, oily skin, fine lines & wrinkles
What results may be expected after the treatment?
Visibly reduced fine lines & wrinkles
Improvement in acne-prone skin; less oily, less breakouts
Refined pores, skin tone & skin texture
Reduced under-eye puffiness
Improved suppleness & elasticity of skin
Helps diminish hyper-pigmentation (melasma / brown spots)
How many Hydradermabrasion treatments are needed? Many people report seeing visible skin refinement after just one treatment. It can be combined with other skin therapies for advanced treatment such as RF, Needle free Mesotherapy, and Laser etc. A series of skin treatments bring best results, maintenance treatment is needed once a month. Hydrafacials in our Boston area office are becoming more and more popular.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive “skin rejuvenating” technique employed to help improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation with a diamond-tip hand piece. It works by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. It gives results you can't achieve with a home microdermabrasion kit.
The diamond microdermabrasion (crystal-free) system replaces the micro-crystal flow with a diamond tip wand. Provides a Non-Surgical skin resurfacing procedure by using sterile diamond heads to peel and rub off the dead cells at the top skin layer followed by vacuuming/suction removing particles along with any dirt and dead skin. This procedure removes skin debris, scars, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation of the skin, to restore cell activity promoting healthy skin. 20min session, 4 weeks apart
It helps improve the appearance of the skin and the circulation and generally gives the skin a healthy glow. Once the outer layer of skin has been removed, the layers of skin beneath then increase their production of new skin cells to renew the surface layer.
RF uses radio frequencies to heat the skin causing collagen growth and a temporary plumping of the skin. RF SkinTightening is a non-invasive body contouring and tissue tightening procedure that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to effectively tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Our device delivers radio frequency (RF) energy into the deeper layers of skin, which causes a heating action that immediately tightens skin tissues and structures. Radio frequency is not the same as laser, however it is often used in conjunction with laser treatments in a clinical setting.
RF can be used in non-surgical brow lifts, tightening loose facial skin to restore a more youthful appearance. It may also be used for the treatment of cellulite and stretch marks. For the body, this has been successfully used for lax abdominal skin, to lift arms and thighs and even the buttocks.
The RF procedure is also known as ThermaLift, Thermage, and Thermoplastic contouring.
Radio Frequency – Wrinkle Reduction & Skin Tightening
IPL /Photofacial with e-Light
Photofacial is NOT a laser—it is light
IPL is a very bright light that is quickly pulsed to your skin with the mission to attract dead keratinized skim cells, blood and melanin which are the doors that are a knocking of sun damage, age spots, diffuse redness from broken capillaries, rosacea, large pores, aging tissue, and wrinkles that lead to you fine lines.
There are numerous studies showing that photofacial treatments—followed by the right protocol—produces unbelievable results. In fact, the patients actually look more youthful in appearance than the original photo taken up to ten years prior. Treatment suggestions are to start three to five treatments performed about 3-4 weeks apart then treatments can be done approximately two times per year as maintenance.
How does it work?
The action that over time happens is the light stimulates collagen that otherwise would be going dormant. It awakens and reinvigorates the cells that cause your skin to have such luster and elasticity to WAKE UP and be restored. Brown spots from sun damage and redness at this point have dissipated. Your exposure to the environmental elements and how you choose to protect your skin play a key role in how well you respond and sustain the effects that this procedure can have on your cells. Sunscreen and Vitamin C are imperative; you must use daily and possibly reapply two to three times depending on your situation.
E-Light system combines both RF & IPL photo technology. Works using light energy to preheat the target area which creates thermal path for Radio Frequency (RF) to travel, then Electrical Energy is delivered directly to the hair follicle or targeted vascular and pigmented lesions. E-Light IPL, a photo facial done here in Boston is used to address the following concerns:
Skin Rejuvenation-fine lines, wrinkles and large pores, age spots, sun-induced freckles, birthmarks, spider veins, redness caused by broken capillaries, acne, symptoms of rosacea, scarring, and other blemishes.
Permanent Hair Reduction
By using the E-Light IPL system the unwanted hair can be removed from all parts of the body. E-Light combines the already proven Intense Pulse Light with Radio Frequency making it so effective that it can treat dark skin and light hair.
Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation
The E-Light IPL system of the photo facial process done here in Boston helps to regenerate new collagen and elastin, enhance skin elasticity and firmness, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, minimize large pores. This process will reveal a naturally younger appearance with a clearer and more even photo complexion.
Brown Spot and Pigment Removal
E-Light is also a fast, safe and highly effective method of reducing unwanted pigmentation such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, solar lentigos, birthmarks. It also can help with reducing appearance of vascular lesions including redness, broken capillaries, spider veins, acne and rosecea.
Between 3 to 8 treatments are recommended, three weeks apart. Photo facial treatments in our Boston area office are very convenient and they really work!
Most treatments will take approximately 15-30 mins.
Signature Facials are a perfect skin treatment to get on a regular basis and quite popular in the Boston area, as they are affordable and can do wonders for your skin if done routinely. Most of the time, if your skin looks dull, it could use a facial to reveal the new skin below. Newly exfoliated skin more readily absorbs nutrients and can look younger, fresher, and healthier. A Facial can be beneficial not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but also for the health of your skin.
What is a facial &
Why do I need one?
A facial is a professional cleansing, purifying, and beautifying treatment of the skin on the face and neck. Facials are the number one treatment performed by estheticians, and a good way for your therapist to get a good understanding of your skin prior to suggesting more aggressive treatments.
For most people, facials can be scheduled every four weeks, although your therapist may recommend a different schedule. There are many variations of facials based on different needs, as well as different lengths of time. A mini facial may be only 20–30 minutes in length, while a more luxurious version may be 75–90 minutes in length.
Tell your esthetician exactly what you would like to get out of your facial, and they will be able to recommend a facial to
meet your needs.
After the facial
After a facial, your skin will probably be soft, smooth and well hydrated. However, if multiple extractions were needed or if you required a fair amount of exfoliation, your face may be somewhat rosy for one to two hours or more, depending on how sensitive your skin is. This is quite normal. You can apply mineral makeup after your facial if there is some redness you want to conceal.
Ultrasonic Skin Facial
Our Ultrasonic wand helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The Ultrasonic skin scrubber uses oscillations and high frequency to penetrate deeply into the skin and rid it of impurities and debris. This machine oscillates at certain frequencies that allow for a deeper cleanse and removal of debris and excess oil. This machine has a variety of settings, specific to whatever your skincare needs may be. This facial utilizes gentle motions and relaxing oscillations so it performs miracles while you relax. It is a gentler alternative to a traditional microdermabrasion or peel treatment.
A European facial is a great basic skincare treatment. You get personalized attention on your face and skin as well as time to relax and enjoy being pampered. A European facial at Fresh Start consists of a cleanse, exfoliation, extraction, steam, and massage. Using a unique blend of skin care elements, your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, steamed, extracted, massaged and finished with a special mask according to your skin care needs.
Dermaplaning, also known as Epidermal leveling, is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. Dermaplaning is a gentle skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, therefore, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities and debris. This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and to regenerate new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant.
A Back Treatment is similar to a facial, the only difference being that it is performed on the back instead of the face. Many people develop acne or blemishes on their back, but do not have an effective way to cleanse and moisturize. Back treatments give you 45 minutes of attention just on your back with all of the same procedures as a European Facial including a cleanse, exfoliation, steam, a mask, and a 20 minute massage. This particular signature facial done in our Boston area office is a favorite among our men clients.
Clarifying Vitamin C Enzyme Facial
This treatment is the ultimate in acne management. It targets current blemishes while helping to prevent future breakout activity using a papaya based enzyme exfoliation system. Skin will be purified and deeply cleansed, followed by extraction.
Paraffin Wax Facial
Paraffin has been used in holistic medicine the times of the Roman Empire. They are touted for their ability to clean your pores, reduce wrinkles, moisturize your face and relax you. The process involves an esthetician covering your face with a protective gauze mask. The esthetician will then brush warm soothing paraffin wax over the gauze. When the wax dries the gauze is pulled away and your wax remnants are washed away. This treatment will leave your skin glowing.
This process is especially recommended for those with very dry skin.
True Organic Facial
Organic is the "true" natural, it means the products aren't made with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, colors or petroleum-based ingredients. Skin is hydrated and notably smoother with the infusion of antioxidants and removal of surface impurities with acai berry juice. This organic skin treatment erases the signs of aging with an antioxidant-rich formulated firming skin facial for mature skin types. Nutrient acai berries, blueberries, seabuckthorn, hydrating hyaluronic acid. This treatment will leave skin soft, radiant and free of fine lines.
Express Facial, 30 minutes
The name says it all. Everything that you love about facials but in half the time. A great treatment if you are on the go but still need a little freshening up. Signature facials like these done in our Boston office offer our clients a great value.
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Enhance Any Treatment
A great way to enhance your treatment is to include one of our seasonal Add-on's. After having your skin assessed by one of our skin experts. You may add on extra services to any treatment. Additional time may be needed.