The Wrinkle Series: Plasma Pen

As we venture on in “The Wrinkle Series.”, exploring numerous options that we provide here at Andros MedSpa to replenish skin’s tight youthful appearance, we are now going to touch on a revolutionary technology called the Plasma Pen! In this blog, we will be providing you information that highlights what the Plasma Pen is, how it works, what makes it a leading treatment to repair, and reverse signs of aging.

What is the Plasma Pen, and How Does it Work?

The Plasma Pen is a fairly new revolutionary non-invasive method that aims to tighten and lift sagging or loose skin due to loss of collagen with aging. It is most commonly used to treat areas around the eyes, mouth, and neck. The Plasma Pen does its magic by converting electrical energy into electrostatic energy (the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces.) What this does when placed about 1mm from the epidermis layer of the skin (the surface) is exert an arc of plasma energy. The exertion of plasma energy causes the skin tissue to contract immediately, and in turn, collagen production is stimulated for the next few months tightening the previously loose skin!

What to Expect When Receiving Plasma Pen Treatment:

Plasma Pen treatments are performed in the office and utilize cooling topical anesthetic cream. The treatment itself can be described as feeling like multiple tiny pinpricks on the skin, or a slight burning sensation. Depending on the extent of the areas being treated, Plasma Pen sessions generally take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes. Treated areas can be expected to have slightly visible bruising and scabbing for up to a week after the treatment, and it is essential to avoid the sun in the period of recovery.

What makes the Plasma Pen such a favorable option to reduce and prevent sagging and wrinkles besides the fact that it is 100% non-invasive, is that it’s low risk, comes with minimal side effects, and requires little downtime!

Along with the most common area of treatment, the face, the Plasma Pen can also be used to treat:

Stomachs and stretchmarks
Breast lifts
Decollete
Legs and knees
Scars
Loose arm skin/sagging
Skin tags, blemishes, and hemangiomas
Thread veins
Necklift, turkey neck, and necklines

“What Can I Expect as Far as Results?”

Always an important question when assessing your best option to revitalize your beautiful skin! The results of the Plasma Pen are more or less immediate, with a visible tightening of the skin after the treatment. Over the following three months, the treated areas will continue to improve as far as tightening and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. The number of treatments needed to achieve desired results varies depending on the condition of the skin and the chosen area(s). Some individuals are happy with their results after just one session, whereas others decide to have a series of sessions done to achieve the results they are looking for. In general, multiple sessions are spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Finally, once the desired results are reached, the effects of the Plasma Pen last between 3-5 years on average! How awesome is that?!

From this blog on the Plasma Pen, we hope you were able to gain a better understanding of this new revolutionary skincare technology that we provide! We would be happy to book a consultation to see how the Plasma Pen can best suit you and your gorgeous skin!

Call us at Andros MedSpa to set up your free consultation today!

Leap into Spring with Bright and Glowing Skin

Let’s face it: winter was long, cold, and took the life out of your skin. Cold weather often dries out the skin and makes it look dull. With spring right around the corner, make sure that you are looking your best this year with Dermaplaning and Repair. This popular and effective facial will make your skin glow and shine with the long term appearance of youthful skin!

As scary as it sounds, Dermaplaning and Repair is essentially taking a physician’s blade to the top layer of the skin and removing it. When one of our expert Esthetician’s does this, they are removing hair, wrinkles, fine lines, and basically the old and dull top layer of skin. Once they have gotten rid of the top layer, they begin to repair your skin again with cooling masks and repairing serums. When you leave our spa, your skin will be rid of the drabness that winter caused.

Dermaplaning and Repair has a lot of benefits. For one, the facial is pretty relaxing and enjoyable. Even though the idea of someone taking a blade to your face may make you uneasy, it is a relatively painless process and the masks and moisturizers after are truly a treat.

Another benefit from this amazing facial is that it refreshes your skin in a way that no other facial has the capacity to do. Rather than trying to repair your already dried out and dull skin, Dermaplaning and Repair simply gets rid of the problematic skin. After the facial, your skin will glow for days!

Lastly, the products that will be used on you during the facial are nutrient rich and very moisturizing. In fact, the products used during this service are so effective and important for your skin that we recommend not washing your face for at least 24 hours in order for you to soak up as much of the product as possible!

We recommend getting this facial once a month for best results. However, if you have a party to go to or are planning a get-away, getting this facial done a few days prior will make you stand out and look your best!

Want to book this service at Andros MedSpa? Simply call us at 651-222-3127 or book online at androsmedspa.com. We look forward to helping you look your best this Spring!

Why Sunscreen is Important in Winter

Your skin is always susceptible to sun damage—even in the winter. In fact, you may even be more at risk for sunburn or other related skin damage during the winter. Because of this, it is extremely important to remember to wear sunscreen year round.

Snow doubles the strength of UV rays

According to Goddess Garden, “the snow reflects back 80% of UVA rays, nearly doubling your exposure!” Snow coats the ground in a white layer, which reflects light away from it. If you’re outside, the reflection of the sun on the snow will come right at you and cause sun damage! Make sure to always protect yourself when you go outside in the winter.

Earth is closest to the sun in winter

As crazy as it sounds, the earth is actually closer to the sun in the winter rather than the summer. Even though it isn’t hot outside, you will still need to protect your skin from the sun rays. According to Goddess Garden, “In the northern hemisphere, we’re closest to the sun about two weeks after the winter solstice.”

Our Ozone is the thinnest in the winter

According to Goddess Garden, “Ozone acts like the Earth’s sunscreen, filtering out and protecting us from harmful UV rays. In the Northern Hemisphere, ozone levels are generally the lowest from December to March.” Because there is less natural protection from the Earth during winter, always remember to protect yourself with sunscreen!

 

Improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture of your skin with TNS.

If you want an all in one rejuvenating, replenishing and repairing serum, look no further than SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum! The benefits your skin will get after using this amazing product will show initially after only 30 days and will show best results well after 90. Keeping this product in your daily routine will improve the overall look and feel of your skin immensely.

According to SkinMedica’s website, TNS Essential Serum focuses on “improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture.” TNS is a rejuvenating serum that is beneficial to all skin types. TNS works to keep the skin healthy by providing a series of growth factors. This beneficial serum is filled with antioxidants and peptides that work together in unison to help the appearance of the skin overall.

This serum works best when used on a daily basis every morning and evening. After cleansing and toning the skin, use a drop of TNS to the face, neck and chest. Make sure to use it before applying any sunscreen or any other products, such as makeup to the skin. After just one month of use, you should notice the repairing effects of SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum.

Andros MedSpa carries this vital product and would love to answer any other questions that you may have. Give us a call us at 651-222-3127, or come in and talk to an expert Esthetician!

 

SkinMedica-TNS Essential Serum: https://www.skinmedica.com/products/correct/tnsessentialserum

 

3 Simple Steps to Prevent Acne

At one time or another in our lives, everyone has had acne. It can be exhausting trying all the new
products, cleaners, and techniques out there. Half of the time they don’t even work. It’s good to stick
with the basics. Here are the three original rules (that still work) for preventing acne.

1. Wash your Face Twice Daily: This seems like an obvious step. However, not everyone makes the
time in their daily or nightly routine to fit in washing their face. All day long our pores become
clogged with dirt, make-up, dead skin, etc. In order to make sure you are preventing future
breakouts, washing your face is a must.

2. Scrub Your Face: Sometimes simply washing your face doesn’t do the trick. By scrubbing your
face with a face cloth or by using a facial cleansing brush you can be sure to get as much dirt and
irritants out of your pores.

3. Moisturize: As strange as it seems, making sure to keep your face hydrated is a part of
preventing acne. A lot of cleaners out there can dry your skin after you use them, so making
sure to use lotion afterwards is very important.

Luckily for all of us, Andros Medspa has an array of products and services that cater to people who are
trying to get rid of or prevent their acne! Simply give us a call at 651-222- 3127, or come in to speak with
an Esthetician today!