Monday, January 30, 2012

Tammy Young Talks about Anti-Aging Treatments

Tammy Young Talks about Anti-Aging Treatments
Compu-lift and Microdermabrasion/Aging Skin

What treatments do you have for aging skin – fine facial lines and sagging?

We have two treatments available for aging skin:  Microdermabrasion for fine lines and Compu-lift for sagging.  However, Microdermabrasion is not just for facial lines – it can be beneficial for acne sufferers.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an abrasive, rapid exfoliation that sands off 3 layers of dead or damaged skin.  It reveals a smoother, undamaged layer of skin underneath.  It’s safe, painless, and you see immediate results.

How does it work?

The machine has two tubes, one that the fine crystals flow through that exfoliates, and then another tube that suctions off the dead skin cells.  The treatment takes about 20-30 minutes.  The process of eliminating dead and damaged skin stimulates collagen production, which is essential for healthy, glowing skin.

After Microdermabrasion treatments, is there any follow-up that clients need to do?

We recommend that you don’t touch your face or wear makeup for the rest of the day.  That’s the only follow-up that clients need to do.  This treatment has no side effects. 

For aging skin, what are the benefits of Microdermabrasion? 

There are several benefits.  First of all, because it exfoliates about 33% of damaged skin from the face, it helps eliminate fine lines.  Aging skin tends to look uneven, with darker “age spots” that are caused by hormones, medications or a number of reasons.  Microdermabrasion eliminates the damaged skin buildup and can lighten dark spots.  It can also help smooth out any scars a client may have.  Finally, it helps makeup go on smoother.

What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion for acne? 

The crystals we use absorb oil.  Because it exfoliates dead and damaged skin, it helps to reveal healthier skin.  As mentioned previously, it also helps smooth out acne scars.

For aging skin, how often do you recommend Microdermabrasion and how long does it last?

For clients over 40, we recommend once every two weeks for a six-week period.  The benefits last for about a year.  For those over 50, we recommend these treatment sessions twice a year for best results.

What is Compu-lift?

As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and facial muscles get lazy, which is compounded by gravity.  Besides developing jowls, the sagging is also most obvious around the eyes.  Compu-lift is a non-surgical treatment that stimulates the muscles deep down to wake them up to do their job to help lift, tone and support the facial skin.

How does Compu-lift work?

The machine has two prongs that sends small positive and negative electric currents to the muscles to wake them up and lift the muscles.  It’s painless and essentially exercises the facial muscles and tones them up.   The treatment takes about 45 minutes, is painless, and there are no side effects.

How often do you recommend Compu-lift treatments?

I tell clients that it’s a lot like working out at the gym – it’s a commitment that if you do it regularly, you see results. We recommend twice a week for six weeks, then once a month for maintenance.  Many clients start this in their 40s, but it’s never too early or late to start these treatments. 

Do you see immediate results after Compu-lift treatments?

Yes.  In fact I like to do one side of a client’s face first, then let them look in the mirror to see the difference.  Some clients with a special occasion or party will do three treatments in one week to lift and tone their skin for their event.  However, this doesn’t last, because it really takes a regular commitment over a period of time, as I mentioned before.

Is there any follow-up care after having a Compu-lift treatment?


Do clients ever have Compu-lift and Microdermabrasion at the same time?

Yes, many clients like to combine both at the same time.  Both treatments take about an hour when done together. 

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