Would you like to tighten your skin, smooth over facial lines and wrinkles, and achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance? Would you like to accomplish all of that without resorting to surgery? A laser treatment called ClearLift could be just what you’re searching for. This state-of-the-art anti-aging treatment is one of the many services offered by Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX.
What Is ClearLift?
ClearLift is a non-invasive rejuvenation treatment that is an alternative to skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and surgical facelifts. It is used to tone and firm the skin and reduce the appearance of fines lines, wrinkles, small veins, acne scars, under-eye circles, and age spots. It’s also delicate enough that it can be performed on sensitive areas of the face, such as around the eyes, and on the neck, decolletage, and hands.
This treatment won’t harm the skin’s outer layer, but the laser used will trigger tightening and collagen production in the tissue that lies beneath. It also breaks up areas of unwanted pigmentation. Think of it as a treatment that prompts the skin to heal from the inside out!
Does ClearLift Really Work?
This is an easy and convenient treatment, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it won’t work. Our patients rave about the results they get. We recommend three to five treatments for most patients, with those treatments scheduled about once every three or four weeks. Your results will improve after each appointment, with your full results developing within six months.
Your results should last at least six months, particularly if you adhere to a conscientious skincare routine with high-quality products.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our office and usually take no more than an hour to complete. Some patients even schedule these so-called “lunchtime facelifts” during their mid-day break. Before beginning, we’ll cleanse your skin and cover your eyes to protect them from the laser. We’ll then slowly move a handpiece emitting brief, powerful light pulses over your treatment area.
Depending on the depth of your problem, we’ll be able to adjust how deeply the treatment penetrates your skin. We also have a variety of tip attachments that fit the handpiece, and we’ll select the one that will best address your area of concern. This is a gentle treatment, so sedation won’t be needed, and you will feel virtually no discomfort. Slight tingling is all most patients feel.
Will I Have To Do Anything Special To Prepare?
We may recommend that you discontinue the use of Rein-A, glycolics, and certain other topical treatments during the week leading up to your treatment. It’s also smart to stop tanning during the weeks before your appointment.
What Makes This Different From Other Laser Treatments?
Skin resurfacing treatments usually rely on one of two different types of lasers. Ablative lasers remove layers of skin to reveal the fresh, new skin that lies beneath. Although effective, ablative laser treatments can be uncomfortable and require a period of recovery. This treatment is different because it relies on nonablative lasers, which jumpstart collagen production and tighten the underlying tissue without damaging it.
In fact, the outer layer of skin is completely unaffected by a nonablative laser. For patients, this means treatments are comfortable and easy, with no downtime needed. ClearLift is also unique in that it can be used almost all over the face, including on sensitive areas like the lower eyelids and nasal folds. Most laser treatments are not used in the eye area.
What Other Laser Treatments Does Your Practice Offer?
In addition to laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal, our practice also offers Harmony, Laser 360, and JuVaShape treatments. Our Harmony treatment system relies on the process of photorejuvenation to smooth away age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, and other skin imperfections.
Laser 360 is a skin rejuvenation treatment that incorporates three different technologies: ATF intense pulsed light to even out skin color and tone, radiofrequency for tightening, and a precise pixel laser that stimulates collagen. JuVaShape uses non-invasive radiofrequency technology to improve the appearance and contour of the body.
Why Should I Consider This Treatment?
If you want to improve the look and health of your skin, but you can’t afford to step back from your daily schedule or schedule time off at work, this laser treatment offers the perfect solution. Each treatment is short enough that it can easily be worked into your day. And afterward, you’ll be able to reapply your makeup and get right back to your schedule.
This approach to skin rejuvenation is far more convenient than surgery or other laser treatments that require you to schedule downtime for recovery.
These treatments are easy and comfortable. You’ll feel the handpiece as it moves over your skin, and you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but you won’t have to worry about any pain. If you’re squeamish about needles or you have a low pain threshold, this easy treatment is for you.
This treatment works on all skin types and can be used to address everything from large pores to fine lines. Once we’ve had a chance to meet with you and evaluate your cosmetic concerns, we’ll design a treatment plan just for you.
This laser treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been widely and safely used.
It Offers Natural Results
By triggering your body to generate more collagen, this treatment is basically encouraging your body to do the work of renewing itself on its own. That means the results you achieve will develop gradually over time and appear completely natural. You’ll never look as though you suddenly went and had work done. Rather, you’ll simply appear as though you’ve been taking great care of yourself.
It Will Help You Feel Great About Yourself
This laser treatment can help you turn back the clock and feel great about your appearance again. Fine facial lines will have been erased and areas of hyperpigmentation will have been smoothed out. Your skin will look fresh, smooth, and more youthful. A series of these treatments can shave years off of your appearance.
Can I Fight Signs of Aging on My Own?
It’s normal for skin to develop fine lines and hyperpigmentation as you age. Loosening and sagging of the skin, which is often referred to as skin laxity, is also completely normal. These changes take place as collagen levels and elastins begin to decline naturally. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking, not getting enough sleep, and not drinking enough water can also contribute to signs of aging in the skin.
It’s not possible for any of us to completely ward off aging skin. That’s why ClearLift, which can de-age the skin easily and non-invasively, is so popular.
What Types of Skin Is This Best For?
This versatile treatment can be applied to all skin types. While many laser treatments are not recommended for patients of color, ClearLift can be used on a diverse range of individuals.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
We recommend that patients apply sunscreen and a liberal amount of moisturizer after the treatment. It’s also a good idea to avoid exfoliating your skin and to stay out of the direct sun during the first 24 hours after treatment.
Can This Treatment Be Used To Remove Tattoos?
Yes. Although this treatment is primarily used as an anti-aging treatment, it can also remove tattoos, including those that are dark and multi-colored.
Can This Treatment Help With Melasma?
Yes, this treatment can help with melasma, which is a common skin condition in which dark patches appear on the skin. Hormonal changes and sun exposure are two of the causes of melasma, which is more likely to affect women than men.
How Do Results Compare to a Surgical Facelift?
The results this treatment offers are similar but usually less dramatic than what can be achieved with a surgical facelift. For many of our patients, the non-invasive nature of this treatment still makes it the more appealing option.
What Type of Laser Is Used?
This treatment relies on a fractional laser, which uses 1064-Q switched energy. This type of laser can reach the deepest layers of tissue and spurs their renewal.
Can Both Men and Women Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes, this treatment has been successfully used on patients of both genders.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated With This Treatment?
There are no known side effects from this treatment.
Is This Treatment Most Effective at a Certain Age?
Adults of any age can benefit from the collagen-boosting benefit this treatment offers. Patients most often seek this treatment out when they’re ready to take action about signs of aging.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Yes, patients often opt to combine ClearLift with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, to accomplish their aesthetic goals. We can make a recommendation to you about complementary treatments as well as the timing and frequency of those treatments.
Will My Health Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Since this treatment is performed for cosmetic reasons, it is rarely covered by traditional health insurance plans.
I’m Ready To Get Started. What’s the First Step?
If you think this treatment is for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our practice. We’ll use the time during this appointment to review your medical history, evaluate your area of concern, and begin discussing a treatment plan. The next step will be to schedule your first treatment.
Are You Ready To Turn Back the Clock?
If you’re interested in enhancing the look of your face, neck, or hands through a series of easy, non-invasive treatments, we can help. Smoothing away early signs of aging and rejuvenating your appearance has never been so easy. What are you waiting for? Call Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX, and schedule your ClearLift consultation today!