Anti Aging Treatments



Vampire Facelift

 

Do You Show These 3 Signs of Aging?

1. Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
2. Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
3. Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks “worn”, or “tired” or “droopy.” The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.




Why the Vampire?

With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way?
Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem).
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the person’s face or even foreign to this planet.
The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture.

 
 

THREE STEPS OF THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT® PROCEDURE

 

1. Creating a beautiful and natural shape.
In the first part of the Vampire Facelift® procedure, one of our doctors uses a HA filler (like Restylane® or Juvéderm®) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face while still keeping the shape natural.Providers of the Vampire Facelift® procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research to avoid creating an unnatural shape. These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons and constitute part of the intellectual property protected by the trademarked name (Vampire Facelift®).After creating a younger and natural shape, the doctor harvests growth factors from the woman’s own blood (hence, the name Vampire) growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.

 

2. Isolating and activating the magic from your blood.
First, the doctor draws about 2 teaspoons of blood. Using a centrifuge, she isolates platelets from that blood (platelet rich plasma, or PRP), all within about 15 minutes in the office.The platelets are then “activated” to release at least eight growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue. These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen and new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.

 

3. Injecting the magic into your face.
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the doctor injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activatemultipotent stem cells already in the skin, tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue is generated.

 

The *result: younger appearing skin!
The effects of the procedure *improve for two to three months and last for at least one to two years!
The Vampire Facelift® procedure is not for everyone. Some would do better with surgery, laser therapy, Botox®, or simply PRP or an HA filler used alone. We are passionate about offering you the right procedure for your face. A complimentary skin evaluation and consultation is the first step to achieving your goals. We provide all our patients with a one-hour session with a true skincare professional.

 
 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING

  • The Vampire Facial® $750 (recommend twice per year)
    *Procedure time: 1 hour
  • The Vampire Facial® w/PRP Injections $1,000
  • *Procedure time: 1 hour






 

Vampire Facial

 

Do You Show These Signs of Aging?

  1. Skin color has become grayer because of less blood flow.
  2. Fine vertical lines around the mouth.
  3. Scars from acne, trauma, or chicken pox.
  4. Skin texture has become less smooth.

 

As a result, the person looks “worn,” “tired” or “droopy.” The lively, rosy hue seen in playing children of every skin color and in young adults fades to a dull gray.

 
 


 

 
 

Why the Vampire Facial®?

With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way? You may have tried some of the following strategies:

 

  • Skin creams and facial peels by a skilled aesthetician can be very helpful but sometimes are just not strong enough to rejuvenate the tissue adequately.
  • Retin A® and other prescription medications (like hydroquinone) also improve texture and should be carefully prescribed in a way that gives benefit without adverse effects. Still, the results can be slow and less than what’s needed.
  • Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people, especially when lots of extra skin is not the main problem.
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. HA fillers alone do not correct texture and color. In addition, HA fillers in the tear troughs (area under the eyes) often end up looking bumpy, overfilled and unnatural.

 

The Vampire Facial® [trademarked by designer-physician, Charles Runels, MD] offers an innovative combination that’s become a sensation worldwide. Here is how it is done…

 

THREE STEPS OF THE VAMPIRE FACIAL® PROCEDURE

  1. Isolating the magic from your blood.

    First, one of our Medical Assistants draws about 2 teaspoons of blood. Using a centrifuge, the doctor isolates platelets from that blood (platelet rich plasma, or PRP), all within about 15 minutes in the office.The platelets are then “activated” to release at least eight growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue. These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen and new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.

  2. Micro-needling.

    After numbing cream is applied, your face is treated by one of our Licensed Medical Aestheticians with the Collagen P.I.N./micro-needling device. By gently creating micro channels in your skin, the micro-needling device stimulates the creation of new skin cells, collagen formulation and regeneration of damaged cells.

  3. Coating and soaking your face with blood-derived growth factors.

    Your own PRP is then massaged into the skin. These growth factors then activate multi-potent stem cells already in the skin, tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new, younger tissue is generated.
    The *Vampire Facial® softens fine lines and wrinkles, and treats skin texture, color and tone. Your skin will immediately feel tighter and softer, with progressive improvements continuing for several months.

 

The Vampire Facial® procedure is not for everyone. Some would do better with surgery, laser therapy, Botox®, or simply PRP or an HA filler used alone. We are passionate about offering you the right procedure for your face.

 
 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING

  • The Vampire Facial® $750 (recommend twice per year)
    *Procedure time: 1 hour
  • The Vampire Facial® w/PRP Injections $1,000
    *Procedure time: 1 hours

 
 



 
 


Venus Viva

 

TECHNOLOGY

Venus Versa™ combines three unique, highly effective technologies in one workstation for true versatility.

We can treat your concerns of skin laxity, textural irregularities as well as acne scarring, painless permanent laser hair removal and body contouring!

 

INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) WITH SMARTPULSE™

Photorejuvenation/photofacial, acne treatment, hair removal

  • All IPL applicators include innovative SmartPulse™ technology to ensure precise and consistent energy delivery through advanced pulse optimization
  • Pulses of broad-spectrum light are selectively filtered and delivered into the skin, where it’s absorbed by target chromophores and transformed into therapeutic heat
  • For photorejuvenation/photofacial, target chromophores are oxyhemoglobin for vascular lesions and melanin for pigmented lesions in the skin
  • For hair removal, target chromophore is melanin in the hair shaft
  • For dual-light acne treatment, blue light targets the porphyrian produced by Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria, leading to destruction of the bacteria, while the longer wavelength of red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing
  • Venus Versa™ IPL systems deliver 1.5 times more energy than the competitor in both the 515nm-600nm and 650-820nm therapeutic spectrums
  • Real-time cooling system monitors the light guide temperature 1,000 times a second for unparalleled patient safety and comfort

 

NANOFRACTIONAL RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) WITH SMARTSCAN™

Skin resurfacing

  • Designed to resurface the skin, which can improve the appearance of acne scars, traumatic scars, striae, rosacea, dyschromia, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation
  • NanoFractional RF™ with SmartScan™ technology provides varying energy density to enable ablation and coagulation of the epidermis and dermis zone in a fractional manner, resulting in more effective skin resurfacing for mild to severe skin conditions
  • High energy density is distributed through a smaller footprint per pin (150 x 20 microns)
  • Lower energy density leads to lower risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is therefore safe for all skin types
  • Patented tip technology with up to 700 pulses and largest tip spot size in the industry, leading to shorter treatment times
  • 160 pins per tip with 62 mJ/pin and therapeutic depth of penetration (up to 500 microns)
  • SmartScan™ uses a unique algorithm and pattern selection technology that enables the operator to generate customized patterns for maximum flexibility and control during the treatment

 

(MP) TECHNOLOGY

Body contouring, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction

  • Unique combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF)
  • Multi-Polar RF uses a complex algorithm to deliver homogeneous energy and volumetric heating to multiple tissue depths, allowing for quick and safe buildup of heat and easy maintenance of therapeutic temperature throughout the treatment
  • Effect of Multi-Polar RF is enhanced by PEMF, a non-thermal mechanism emitted through the applicator’s electrodes
  • Through synergistic (MP)2, RF directly stimulates fibroblasts, while PEMF promotes angiogenesis and induces fibroblast proliferation through release of the growth factor FGF-2, resulting in increased collagen synthesis
  • (MP)2 is therefore effective in collagen remodeling for skin tightening, body contouring, cellulite reduction, and wrinkle reduction, and the creation of new capillaries for renewal of blood supply

 
 


Viva Fractional RF

 

SAFE, QUICK AND EFFECTIVE!

The Venus Viva laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening treatment is one of the newest FDA approved fractional radio frequency devices. It is designed to dramatically improve the 3 T’s of your face and neck skin – Texture, Tone, and Tightness. It enhances the overall quality of the skin by combining Nano-Fractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and the SmartScan™ technology to penetrate deeper and hit on multiple areas in the same session. This procedure stimulates the production of collagen.

 
Benefits

  • Reduce visible pores
  • Improve acne scarring
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines, deep folds, and wrinkles
  • Even out textural irregularities and rosacea
  • Smooth and even out skin tone and texture
  • Tighten the lax skin around the neck, jowls and décolleté
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    Venus Viva™ is the only non-invasive RF system that allows your physician to customize the intensity of the treatment to your needs and your personal preferences. With this revolutionary technology, the Venus Viva skin rejuvenation procedure offers immediate, long-lasting results in just one 10-minute treatment.


     
    Is there Downtime?

    It is well tolerated by patients and there is minimal downtime required – Just one day of redness occurring after the treatment.

    A series of treatments is recommended to achieve the best results.

    The goal of this procedure is to renew the skin you have and help to maintain your skin, despite the “downward spiral” effects of aging. Call us today to discuss what skin tightening treatments can do for your skin.

     
    What Works For Stretch Marks? PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING

    Most spas want to sell you some topical creams to treat them, but stretch marks are herniations (defects) in your skin, with the loss of collagen and the resulted skin irregularities. Stretch marks have long been considered permanent, as they form when the skin stretches deep in the dermis (deep down in the skin tissue). The stretching occurs, and the inability of the epidermis (upper layer of skin) to keep up with the stretching and loss of collagen is what causes this unappealing skin condition. For years there has been no effective treatments, but for the right patients, we can make a difference!

    The one way we are able to dramatically reduce this skin appearance is to use your body’s own PRP (platelet rich plasma) which first drawn from your arm, and then is injected with a microneedling device and your own skin is remodeled with the assistance of over 30 growth factors which are in the PRP! With 3-6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart, you will see these stretch marks shrink and fade, and your skin thicken and grow more robust and youthful. The way we do this, we are actually placing tiny holes into both the epidermis and dermis (upper and lower skin layers) and layer the PRP there where it does its magic. These tiny wounds heal within 24-48 hours and the redness also is gone so you can return to normal activities within that time. This treatment creates NEW youthful skin, and the growth factors work over the next few weeks to regenerate new skin from within. Please call for your free expert skin consultation today!

     
     




    Ultherapy

    An Uplift, not a Facelift!

     

    Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. Results can last up to 18-24 months.

    The only FDA-approved procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin-including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift-without disturbing the surface of the skin.


 





Natural, Noticeable Results

 

Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity-on your terms. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.

With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time-much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).




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The Beauty of Ultherapy


Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.




How It Works


Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.

 

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The “See” and “Treat” Uplifting Ultrasound

In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.

But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.

 

The Lift You’re Looking For

Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting-or shifting-of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.



 




PDO Thread Lift

 

What is ThreadLift?

 

ThreadLift is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to tighten sagging skin around the face and neck.* The procedure utilizes small threads made out of polydioxanone (PDO); the same material used to create dissolving sutures.*
These very thin threads are inserted under the skin, and are used to manually reposition the skin to create a tightening effect.*




 

How ThreadLift Works

The idea behind ThreadLift is similar to a facelift, but without the surgical removal of excess skin or surgical repositioning of the tissues beneath.*
During treatment, your California Skin Institute provider will make small puncture incisions at the treatment site. Then, small PDO threads will be inserted under the skin by using a very thin cannula.
The number of threads will depend on the specific problem being treated. For example, in order to lift sagging skin around the cheeks and jaw, your provider may utilize three, or even more, threads on each side.* One of the benefits of using more threads is that they can cover a larger area, providing a lifting effect that is more dispersed and looks more natural.*
After the desired amount of tightening has been achieved, the protruding ends of the threads are clipped off. The threads underneath the skin are completely invisible.*
 

Will my Face Look Natural?

Yes!* What makes ThreadLift so effective is the presence of tiny barbs that protrude along the entire length of thread.* When the thread is pulled, the soft barbs latch onto the tissues and skin, to pull on the entire area.* Because no single point sustains the brunt of the pulling, the resulting lift is very uniform, and the treatment area looks smooth and natural.*
Further, because the PDO threads are very soft, no one will be able to feel them under your skin.*
 

What the ThreadLift Treats

ThreadLift is primarily used to address sagging skin and loss of skin elasticity in the face and neck.* California Skin Institute providers currently use this procedure to lift sagging cheeks, reduce the appearance of jowls, tighten the forehead, and lift the eyebrows.*
Although this procedure can also be used to improve sagging skin in the neck, it cannot address vertical muscle bands, which require a neck lift to be removed.*
 

Does ThreadLift Hurt?

No, the procedure is very comfortable and typically don’t feel any discomfort due to the local anesthetic.* Further, due to the decreased trauma to skin and underlying tissues, the recovery from this treatment is much more comfortable than from a surgical face lift.*
 

Your ThreadLift Consultation

The best way to see if ThreadLift is the right procedure in your situation is to schedule an appointment with one of our expert providers. Please schedule your consultation by calling a California Skin Institute practice near you, or schedule online now!
* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.