AESTHETICS FOR A CAUSE AND DURING A CURE
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We would like to extend a few helpful skincare tips to those who are undergoing or have undergone cancer treatments. Side effects from chemotherapy and radiation may include severely dry, itchy skin that often accompanies significant facial volume loss. There are a number of aesthetic treatments available to help minimize these skin issues. These include calming facials, lasers, fillers, Botox, and topical skincare products. These services are typically safe during and after radiation or chemotherapy for breast cancer and other non-head and neck cancers.
Facials: gentle products used during our aesthetic treatments are customized to your specific skincare needs. Studies have shown there are healing benefits through the power of touch, such as with facial massage, including pain reduction and mood enhancement. A soothing facial treatment will improve skin appearance and leave you feeling relaxed.
Injectables: Botox and dermal fillers, such as Voluma and Sculptra are safe to use after chemo and radiation and can give your face the volume that was lost during drastic weight loss that often accompanies cancer therapies.
Skincare products: a quality skincare regimen can help regain skin health with much needed hydration and moisture that is greatly lost during cancer treatments. Lightweight lotions that can be easily applied are ideal as well as products that are gentle and non-drying that do not contain perfumes, dyes, or chemicals are essential. Lavender is one scent that is often tolerable but avoid sweet smells like vanilla. It is also important to avoid alpha-hydroxy products and others that heavily exfoliate and peel skin that is already compromised from cancer therapy.
The exceptions for non-invasive skin care treatments are those with a depleted immune system as well as those receiving cancer therapy for head and neck cancers.
Cancer treatments will affect patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. We understand how important it is to stay positive and looking well is important to your well-being. Schedule a complimentary skincare consultation with our aesthetic specialists and feel comfortable in knowing that we perform every skincare treatment with knowledge, compassion and understanding.
Frequently Asked Questions about Rejuvapen
Rejuvapen is an amazing breakthrough in skin care that yields amazing results quickly with almost no downtime. Rejuvapen’s nine precisely spaced micro needles create tiny perforations in the top two layers of the skin. The skin shifts its repair mechanism into high gear, producing collagen and elastin to mend these micro-perforations. This is a 100% natural form of skin renewal, repairing from the inside out. Your skin will be firmer and regain its elasticity, so fine lines and wrinkles become visibly reduced, pores are smaller, and you look younger.
With every new procedure comes questions, and these should answer many of yours.
Q: What results can I expect from Rejuvapen?
A: Skin becomes firmer, regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores are smaller and circulation is stimulated so the overall condition and appearance of the skin improves.
Q: What skin problems does Rejuvapen primarily address?
A: Rejuvapen addresses fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and skin texture by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin.
Q: What areas are typical for Rejuvapen treatments?
A: The forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth, neck and chest are treated most often, but Rejuvapen can be used on problem areas like surgical scarring to reduce prominence.
Q: How long does is a treatment with Rejuvapen?
A: Procedure time ranges from 30-60 minutes per area depending on the treatment area.
Q: Is it painful and is pain medication involved?
A: All it requires is a topical numbing agent on for 15 minutes before your Rejuvapen procedure. Individualized settings allows for treatments to be adjusted to any skin type and sensitivity level.
Q: What is the recovery time after a Rejuvapen treatment?
A: There is very little down time. Patients will be pink – it will look like a sunburn and feel like a mild windburn – for only about 24 hours. You can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure including driving yourself home. Your practitioner will prescribe a post-procedure skincare regime to optimize healing.
Q: How many procedures does it take to see results.
A: You will actually see visible results after the first treatment, and results improve after subsequent treatments. It is recommended to have 3-4 treatments for optimal results.
Q: How do you get started on a Rejuvapen regimen?
A: Schedule a consultation to ensure that Rejuvapen is the right treatment for you, then schedule individual treatments over the next 3-4 months (based on the recommendation of your skin care professional). If you have a history of cold sores you will need to pretreat with anti-virals to prevent an outbreak post procedure.
There is nothing “small” about the results of Micro-Needling
The REJUVAPEN Automatic Therapy System is one of the newest additions on the skin care scene. Wells Skin Care is extremely excited about the results we are seeing on
every patient that has the procedure. Plus there is virtually no down time for recovery.
REJUVAPEN THERAPY works to:
- Minimize fine lines, including around the lips and eyes
- Soften deep wrinkles, especially on the forehead
- Smooth acne scarring
- Firm thin, crepe-like skin, especially under the eyes
- Smooth coarse skin as a result of sun damage
- Lessen the appearance of large pores
- Improve appearance of scarring from plastic surgery or trauma
WHAT IS MICRO NEEDLING
Micro-needling with Rejuvapen consists of precisely spaced, tiny needles in a small cartridge that makes very small, virtually invisible, vertical perforations into the top two layers of the skin.
Rejuvapen causes the skin to kick into repair mode to fix these tiny holes, making the skin naturally produce collagen that in turn gives you a plumper, more youthful look. Collagen and elastin work to self-repair – resulting in a 100% natural skin renewal system that heals and improves your skin from the inside out. Your body is actually doing the heavy lifting!
You will see results after one treatment, but the most powerful results are seen after three treatments. You get the best results with the absolute adherence to spacing treatments one month apart, allowing your natural collagen to do it’s work improving skin plumpness, tissue repair and natural radiance.