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SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENTS

VISIA COMPLEXION ANALYSYS

At Cara Mia Medical Day Spa, the first step in achieving healthy skin is identifying your skin’s condition. The Visia system provides a comprehensive skincare analysis of your skin. Within a few minutes we are able to capture six key areas of your complexion’s health and appearance. The six areas that we focus on are: wrinkles, spots, pores, even skin tone, porphyrins (bacteria in pores), and UV spots from photodamage. In addition, Visia provides an informative comparison of your complexion’s characteristics to those of other women of your same age and ethnicity. Based on your complexion profile, we build a skincare program that is right for you. We can then monitor the effectiveness of your skincare program over time.


EXFOLIATION TREATMENTS

DERMASWEEP

DermaSweep’s technology takes micro-resurfacing to the next level through a unique, customizable treatment approach. The proprietary bristle treatment tips gently lift away the top layer of skin and increase circulation to enhance lymphatic drainage, oxygenation, and the delivery of key skin nutrients. Exclusive infusion solutions formulated with cutting edge ingredients are added to target specific skincare concerns, for visible results in just one treatment.

HOW DOES DERMASWEEP WORK?

Using a vacuum system and assortment of treatment tips, the Dermasweep gently lifts the skin, removing the top layer of skin. The system then vacuums away dead skin. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores and removes dead skin. The increased blood flow to the skin’s surface encourages collagen formation thus firming and toning the epidermis as well. There are also topical skin treatments we can add to each individual personalized treatment, dependent upon you having acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, or dry skin.

WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS DOES DERMASWEEP TREAT?

  • Patients with early aging lines
  • Discoloration
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Scars
  • Overall skin health and maintenance

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?

The treatment takes about 30 minutes but it depends upon the specific skin condition being treated and the professional opinion of your skin care provider.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Dependent upon the opinion of your skin care provider, ultimate results are achieved with 6 treatments. These treatments are done once a month for six months. After the series of treatments most patients will then do treatments quarterly to maintain the results.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?

Typically you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart, supported by a daily post treatment homecare routine.


DIAMONDTOME SKIN RESURFACING SYSTEM

The DiamondTome Wand removes the top most layer of skin by gently exfoliating while, at the same time, vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Microdermabrasion using the DiamondTome Wand is similar to particle microdermabrasion and chemical peels in its results, but without the adverse effects of loose particles, irritation and skin reaction.

HOW DOES DIAMONDTOME WORK?

This treatment consists of a metal wand impregnated with diamonds attached to suction The system has a filtration device that collects the dead skin cells so that the patient can see exactly what has been removed from the treated area. DiamondTome gently lifts the skin, removing the top layer of skin. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores and removes dead skin. The increased blood flow to the skin’s surface encourages collagen formation thus firming and toning the epidermis as well. There are also topical skin treatments we can add to each individual personalized treatment.

WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS DOES DIAMONDTOME TREAT?

  • Patients with early aging lines
  • Discoloration
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Scars
  • Overall skin health and maintenance

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Depending on the opinion of your skin care provider, typically you do a series of 6. You will come in to our office once a month for 6 months. After the series, most patients will then have the treatment done quarterly for maintenance along with post maintenance products used at home.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?

Many patients see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart, supported by a daily post treatment routine at home.


CHEMICAL PEELS

Accelerated exfoliating treatments such as these are used to remove surface skin cells and lighten hyperpigmentation from acne scarring and environmentally damaged skin. Additionally, peels even  out skin tone and texture.  Chemical peels  can be regular monthly maintenance, enhancing other treatments or as stand alone skin rejuvenation.  Cara Mia Medical Day spa clinicians are trained to customize peels to get results for patients dependent upon skin type, skin needs and results requested.  Customized peels also allow for targeting specific areas of need with more aggressive peeling while leaving the rest of the skin with a less aggressive treatment.

The clinicians of Cara Mia Medical Day Spa are also trained in the OBAGI BLUE PEEL which is a more aggressive peel requiring a slightly longer recovery time.

HOW DOES THE OBAGI BLUE PEEL WORK?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a type of medium to deep chemical peel that is used to enhance the texture and firmness of the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, generalized irregular skin pigmentation, and shallow acne scars. The Blue Peel procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest and hands.

This peel uses TCA (trichloroacetic acid) as its active agent. This chemical works more slowly, allowing your clinician to adjust the potency of the peel as necessary to achieve the desired results. The blue dye in the formula helps gauge this process more accurately.

WHAT’S THE TREATMENT LIKE?

At the time of the consultation, our clinician will prescribe the appropriate Obagi home care regimen to prepare your skin for the procedure. The length of prep time varies with most patients having their peel within 6-8 weeks after they start the program. Since this is a deeper peel, you will be prescribed an antiviral and antibiotic medication to take prior to the treatment to prevent cold sores and infection.

The day of your treatment your clinician will cleanse your skin and apply the peel solution. Patients will experience a brief burning sensation during this process. A chilling fan is used to help reduce discomfort. Your clinician may suggest taking an oral pain medication prior to the procedure if a more aggressive, deeper treatment is required. However, if sedation is prescribed, you will need to arrange for a driver to and from the clinic. Depending upon the size of the area treated, treatment times average 60 minutes.

After the procedure the skin will feel comfortable, warm, and tight. Patients may see a bluish tint and some slight swelling that will disappear within 12-48 hours. The skin will then begin to peel within two or three days, and the peeling process will go on for up to one week. During this time, there may be some itching and mild burning. The skin should heal completely from the Blue Peel treatment within 10 days.

HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO COME BACK FOR THE TREATMENT?

Some patients are very pleased with the results from just one Blue Peel. Multiple treatments may be suggested for deeper scars or pigmentation. The interval between these peels varies. Follow up treatments can be done at the patient’s discretion. Some opt for periodic maintenance treatments to keep collagen stimulation active and subsequent sun damage in check.

WHEN CAN I SEE VISIBLE RESULTS FROM THE OBAGI BLUE PEEL?

Once the healing is complete, most patients notice a visible improvement in the skin right away, with continued improvements over the next few weeks and months.

WILL THE RESULTS BE PERMANENT?

The degree of improvement accomplished with each treatment is considered permanent. However, the effects of the aging process and future environmental exposure will always continue to be present. Appropriate homecare and sun protection are imperative to combat these factors and to maintain your results.


VEIN TREATMENTS

SCLEROTHERAPY

Sclerotherapy is a technique used to remove unwanted spider veins that was developed in the 1920s. A sclerosing solution is used in a series of microinjections into tiny broken or dilated blood vessels that cause them to gradually disappear.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SCLEROTHERAPY?

Anyone in good general health who has spider veins or other telangiectasias on the face or body may be a candidate for this treatment. You may not be on warfarin (Coumadin) or other blood thinners.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?

You will be lying down for the procedure and the areas to be treated will be thoroughly cleansed with alcohol. Using a tiny syringe and micro-needle, the clinician will inject a very small amount of sclerosing solution into the vein. This solution causes vessel irritation, making it swell shut and then naturally reabsorbed by the body.

IS SCLEROTHERAPY VEIN REMOVAL PAINFUL?

Patients are often pleasantly surprised that the injections cause minimal pain. The needle used for the injections is very small and practically painless. Occasionally, patients experience a slight burning, stinging sensation when the medication is injected which quickly dissipates.

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR TREATMENT?

There can be considerable redness, and some swelling at each injection point. The vein may appear slightly darker and will gradually fade over a few weeks. Favorable results may be obtained after just 1 treatment however some may require 1-2 follow up treatments to get maximum results. We provide you with a pair of compression pantyhose to wear for two weeks following your treatment which enhances the effectiveness of the treatment.

WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS (RISKS)?

Bruising is a common side effect, as well as discoloration to the area treated that can take a few months to resolve. Very rarely, there is risk for the solution to go outside the vessel and cause a blister or ulcer to the skin. In these instances, it is important to notify your clinician, keep the area clean and moist with an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection or scarring.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?

Results can be seen within a few months after the treatment, although it may take several months before maximum improvement is seen. We will usually see you back at 6 weeks to determine if any further treatments are necessary.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?

As with many cosmetic procedures, results can vary patient to patient and it is not uncommon to need additional treatments in the following years for new vessels that are likely to develop over time.


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Appointment/Contact Phone Numbers

Dermatology Associates of Colorado: (303) 350-4500 | Cara Mia Medical Day Spa: (303) 350-4600
Triage Nurse/Lab Results: (303) 350-4533 or (303) 350-4534 or [email protected]