Treatments

Treatment
Purpose
Depth
How it Works
Downtime severity
Downtime (days)
Treatments req’d
Chemical peel Outer skin exfoliation/rejuvenation Very superficial Chemical skin burn Mild redness 2-24 hours, then peeling (Vi and PCA peels) Up to 7 days of peeling with Vi and PCA 1-3 recommended
Microdermabrasion Outer skin exfoliation/rejuvenation Very superficial Physically removes superficial layer of skin by “sanding” Mild redness up to 24 hours Able to apply makeup later same day 1-3 recommended
Microneedling Skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles Superficial/medium Tiny needles deliver hyaluronic acid, Sculptra, or PRP (Vampire facial, stem cells) into the dermis Mild “rashy” appearance following treatment, for up to 24 hours. Able to apply makeup later same day 1-3 recommended
IPL Photofacial Brown pigment, age spots, skin redness, broken blood vessels (rosacea), large pores Superficial Breaks up pigment trapped in the skin with light energy; coagulates vessels Minimal; brown spots appear darker and will exfoliate to the surface in 7-10 days Can apply makeup immediately; spots exfoliate within 7-10 days

1-3

ResurFX Acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, skin laxity, stretch marks Medium depth Heats 20% of the skin to a deeper dermal layer Mild to moderate: treated area is warm/mild sunburn appearance 24 hours, may be mildly swollen, can apply makeup immediately 1-4 days depending on if swelling occurs. Can apply makeup.

1-3 for age spots

3-7 for acne scars and stretch marks

CO2 Resurfacing Acne scars, age spots and other benign skin discoloration, deeper wrinkles and skin laxity Medium/deep depth Tiny “spots” of heat delivered into the dermis Moderate to severe: warmth and swelling will occur, “waffled” appearance of treated area. 5-7 days. Cannot apply makeup until day 3. 1-2
Tripollar Skin laxity/wrinkles Medium/deep Delivers radiofrequency energy to deeper tissue to induce collagen and elastin formation Feels warm during treatment; minimal swelling for 1-3 hours after treatment None. 5-7
Ulthera Skin laxity/wrinkles; “non-surgical facelift” Deepest available Heats layer deep to dermis to induce skin tightening and new collagen/elastin formation Little to none. No downtime in appearance. Some will experience soreness, numbness, and tingling in the treated area for up to a week. 1

Chemical peel

 

Purpose

Outer skin exfoliation/rejuvenation

 

Depth

Very superficial

 

How it Works

Chemical skin burn

 

Downtime severity

Mild redness 2-24 hours, then peeling (Vi and PCA peels)

 

Downtime (days)

Up to 7 days of peeling with Vi and PCA

 

Treatments req’d

1-3 recommended

Microneedling

 

Purpose

Skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles

 

Depth

Superficial/medium

 

How it Works

Tiny needles deliver hyaluronic acid, Sculptra, or PRP (Vampire facial, stem cells) into the dermis

 

Downtime severity

Mild “rashy” appearance following treatment, for up to 24 hours.

 

Downtime (days)

Able to apply makeup later same day

 

Treatments req’d

1-3 recommended

ResurFX

 

Purpose

Acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, skin laxity, stretch marks

 

Depth

Medium depth

 

How it Works

Heats 20% of the skin to a deeper dermal layer

 

Downtime severity

Mild to moderate: treated area is warm/mild sunburn appearance 24 hours, may be mildly swollen, can apply makeup immediately

 

Downtime (days)

1-4 days depending on if swelling occurs. Can apply makeup.

 

Treatments req’d

1-3 for age spots

3-7 for acne scars and stretch marks

Tripollar

 

Purpose

Skin laxity/wrinkles

 

Depth

Medium/deep

 

How it Works

Delivers radiofrequency energy to deeper tissue to induce collagen and elastin formation

 

Downtime severity

Feels warm during treatment; minimal swelling for 1-3 hours after treatment

 

Downtime (days)

None.

 

Treatments req’d

5-7

Microdermabrasion

 

Purpose

Outer skin exfoliation/rejuvenation

 

Depth

Very superficial

 

How it Works

Physically removes superficial layer of skin by “sanding”

 

Downtime severity

Mild redness up to 24 hours

 

Downtime (days)

Able to apply makeup later same day

 

Treatments req’d

1-3 recommended

IPL Photofacial

 

Purpose

Brown pigment, age spots, skin redness, broken blood vessels (rosacea), large pores

 

Depth

Superficial

 

How it Works

Breaks up pigment trapped in the skin with light energy; coagulates vessels

 

Downtime severity

Minimal; brown spots appear darker and will exfoliate to the surface in 7-10 days

 

Downtime (days)

Can apply makeup immediately; spots exfoliate within 7-10 days

 

Treatments req’d

1-3

CO2 Resurfacing

 

Purpose

Acne scars, age spots and other benign skin discoloration, deeper wrinkles and skin laxity

 

Depth

Medium/deep depth

 

How it Works

Tiny “spots” of heat delivered into the dermis

 

Downtime severity

Moderate to severe: warmth and swelling will occur, “waffled” appearance of treated area.

 

Downtime (days)

5-7 days. Cannot apply makeup until day 3.

 

Treatments req’d

1-2

Ulthera

 

Purpose

Skin laxity/wrinkles; “non-surgical facelift”

 

Depth

Deepest available

 

How it Works

Heats layer deep to dermis to induce skin tightening and new collagen/elastin formation

 

Downtime severity

Little to none.

 

Downtime (days)

No downtime in appearance. Some will experience soreness, numbness, and tingling in the treated area for up to a week.

 

Treatments req’d

1

Additionally, some services can be done in combination to obtain more dramatic results!

Please inquire if you are considering a combination of treatments, or a series of treatments, as packages are available at a reduced cost! If you do not know what treatment would be right for you, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. We love to discuss our treatment options, and will work with any budget! You will never feel pressured into a treatment at RevIVe Med Spa!  

Examples of combination therapy include:

  

 

Skin texture irregularity, acne-prone skin, pore size minimization: Microdermabrasion followed by chemical peel 2 weeks later

Deeper lines/wrinkles with skin laxity: Microneedling followed by weekly TriPollar treatment

Photodamage with deeper lines/wrinkles: IPL plus ResurFX, performed together during the same appointment

Deeper lines/wrinkles with more severe skin laxity: Microneedling followed by Ulthera

Photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles: Chemical peel (Vi Peel/PCA Peel/Neocutis Peel) followed by IPL; treatments staggered by 3 weeks