Skin Stacking is state-of-the-art therapy that combines the most advanced innovations in radio frequency (RF) microneedling with fractionated CO2 or non-ablative lasers for deeper, safer skin rejuvenation to improve the three Ts of beauty: Texture, Tone, and Tightness.
In Newport Beach Skin Stacking is among the innovative non-surgical procedures offered by board-certified, dual fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Anton at AestheticsMD. Voted the best Facelift surgeon in Los Angeles, you can trust Dr. Anton to deliver safe, effective treatments to reduce the signs of visible aging.
Skin Stacking is the newest combination therapy for treating the signs of aging skin. Skin Stacking can improve numerous signs of aging, including:
Skin Stacking Newport Beach
As we age, cells produce less collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for maintaining youthful skin. In order to reverse the signs of aging in the face, neck, chest, and body, we have to jump-start the collagen and elastin creation process.
This is done by creating a controlled injury to the dermis, the deeper layers of the skin. The body produces collagen to heal the injury, resulting in younger, firmer skin.
Traditionally, CO2 lasers were the best tools available to penetrate the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin, the dermis. Fractionated CO2 lasers work by ablating microsections of the top layer of the epidermis and delivering heat to the dermis in order to stimulate collagen and elastin.
It takes up to 3 months for the collagen and elastin proteins to form, but more immediate results are noticeable in the first two weeks as the epidermis heals, revealing:
Typically, skin types 1-3 on the Fitzpatrick Scale are the best candidates for a fractionated CO2 treatment because there is less risk to the pigment cells that hover between the epidermis and dermis layers. However, some darker skin types can be treated by modulating the parameters of the laser and following skin lightening post-procedural protocols. One of our skincare nurses will assess your skin type at your complimentary skin care consultation to determine whether or not you are a fractionated CO2 laser candidate.
The best candidates for Skin Stacking with CO2 fractionated laser and RF microneedling are Skin Types 1-4. Some darker Skin Type 4s may be better candidates for the non-ablative LaseMD and RF microneedling procedure. One of our aesthetics nurse laser specialists can access your skin to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Today there is a safer, more effective method of skin rejuvenation: Skin Stacking. This treatment combines fractionated CO2 with radio frequency (RF) microneedling.
RF is a breakthrough technology in aesthetic medicine for skin rejuvenation because it is safe for all skin types. It works by tiny microneedles that penetrate the epidermis and distribute radiofrequency wavelengths into the deepest layers of the dermis to stimulate collagen and elastin proteins. The top layer of the skin is minimally disturbed, resulting in less downtime and recovery.
When you combine fractionated CO2 with RF microneedling, you increase the desired result - total skin rejuvenation - and decrease the risk to the pigment cells that could result in hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (white spots). Skin Stacking also offers less downtime and recovery.
For patients who want minimal downtime or are not candidates for CO2 laser, RF Microneedling can be combined with LaseMD, a totally non-ablative laser that treats tough pigment conditions like melasma as well as skin rejuvenation. All Skin Stacking treatments can be combined with PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) to enhance results.
Skin Stacking is a non-surgical procedure done in the office with a topical numbing cream. Nitrous gas is available per patient request. Before coming in for Skin Stacking Newport Beach patients are encouraged to hydrate by drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine 8 hours before the procedure. After numbing for 30 minutes, the aesthetic nurse laser specialist cleans and prepares the skin for treatment.
The RF microneedling procedure is done first. Tiny needles penetrate the surface of the skin and deliver radiofrequency wavelengths to the deeper layers of the skin known as the dermis. The wavelengths create small, controlled injuries to the dermis that require the body to produce collagen and elastin for healing. By stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin, the skin appears more youthful. Skin Stacking improves the tone, texture, and tightness of the skin.
After the area has been treated with RF Microneedling, the aesthetic nurse laser specialist applies the CO2 fractionated laser to the epidermis, removing the thin outer top layer of skin. The CO2 laser can be modulated and customized depending on skin type for the safest, most effective treatment.
Afterward, the treated area is very red and will feel like a deep sunburn that can sting for the following one to five hours. Most patients do not require any pain medications beyond Tylenol for the first 24 hours.
The next day, the skin will be very red and swollen. Dark areas of pigment will appear on the surface that later slough off. Skin will be tender to the touch. A healing ointment is provided for hydration to avoid the skin becoming too dry and cracking. We recommend washing the treated area with a very mild cleanser like gentle clean once a day and applying the healing ointment as needed throughout the day.
Redness and swelling last for up to 7 days after treatment. The skin will slough. It is important not to rub, scrub, or peel skin as it can scar. Itching can occur, which is easily remedied with an over-the-counter antihistamine like Benadryl. Skin can remain dry for several weeks after treatment.
Once the treated area heals, most of our Newport Beach Skin stacking patients notice a dramatic improvement in their skin. Fine lines and wrinkles soften. Tone improves. The skin is taut and smooth. As the deeper layers of healing continue in the dermis over the next three months, collagen and elastin production increases resulting in total skin rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance.
Skin Stacking in Newport Beach at AestheticsMD
Dr. Mark Anton is an award-winning plastic surgeon and an expert at revitalizing the face and body. Dr. Anton makes sure each procedure performed at AestheticsMD meets the most rigorous standards of safety and efficacy. To learn more about how Skin Stacking can revitalize your look, schedule a consultation today at AestheticsMD in Newport Beach.
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