How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

 

Laser rejuvenation and resurfacing is popular for many reasons. It offers a solution to wrinkles, fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, sun spots, freckles and/or aging and damaged skin. Many lasers perform best when completed in a series.  However, if you are looking for results in a single treatment, the ActiveFX Laser by Lumenis® is the laser for you.  ActiveFX fractional laser can improve a wide range of skin conditions while refreshing the overall appearance of the skin.

 

Every patient’s skin is different, which is why a consultation is so important. It provides the opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and do a thorough evaluation of the skin. . This laser uses a high-energy beam of light that causes the skin’s upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of healthy new skin.  This achieves a dramatic effect; however, it does require approximately five days of downtime, as your skin will have associated redness and peeling.  You will see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a softening of deeper lines. You will also see improved skin tone and texture and immediate contraction of the skin with reduction in pore size. Additionally it stimulates new collagen, you will see plumping of the skin up to six months after the procedure!

 

Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

 

 

 
Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

All About Lasers!

At Schenden’s Medical Day Spa we offer high quality innovative lasers/light treatments to ensure maximum results. Training is our top priority to ensure we deliver safe and consistent results every time.  Two of top services are the Photorejuvenation/IPL treatment and our Laser Hair Removal.

IPL treatments help restore your skin’s youthful appearance by targeting brown spots, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and broken capillaries. This treatment is non-ablative which is ideal for the active lifestyle because it requires no downtime.  The broad spectrum light treats the face, chest, neck and hands virtually anywhere sun damage shows. By removing the discoloration the results show a more even skin tone with luminous looking skin. We offer free consultations that allow you to ask questions that pertain to your specific areas of concern.  The IPL is typically administered in a series of six treatments 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Our laser hair removal laser is a state of the art system that has a multi tip system allowing for faster virtually pain free treatments on larger areas such as legs and back. In addition, it offers quick effective treatments with the smaller tip for areas such as the lip or underarm.  We treat nearly any area of the body including face, legs, underarms, back and bikini’s. This service also comes with a complimentary consultations to ensure your questions are answered and the treatment is right for you. Laser Hair removal is completed in a series of 6 treatments as well spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Fall is the perfect time to start your treatment package as both of these services require your skin to be out of the sun for 6 weeks prior to your first treatment.  Remove the summer sun damage and remove the task of shaving from your daily routine.

Call today to schedule your appointment. 248-524-3622.

 

Day versus Night Moisturizer, Learn the reasons why you may need different products

When we are young and first start using a face moisturizer, most people typically buy one product and use it both in the morning and at night. You can do this but there are advantages to using two different products. Your skin is exposed to two different environments and pairing the right product will help keep your skin’s youthful glow. We like to think of it in terms of Daytime Protect, Nighttime Correct.

Protect during the day

During the day our faces are exposed to the sun. Protection from the harmful rays must be your first priority. Daytime moisturizers must contain an SPF to protect your skin. Additionally, if you wear makeup a lighter consistency is best and allows for ease in makeup application. Many daytime lotions also come tinted which acts not only as a protectant but as your foundation as well.

Correct at night

Nighttime is an excellent time for deeper hydration and correcting your skins tone and texture. During the day your skin is exposed to air pollutants such as dust, dirt and smog bacteria. Night moisturizers are often thicker with more ingredients for healing/correcting any exposure and nourishing your skin while you sleep. Retinol is often present in a night cream. It is deactivated when exposed to sun therefore it is perfect to team with your night moisturizer. A good retinol will boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles and prevent fine lines. It can also speed cell turnover and unclog your pores which reduces acne and pore size.

The number one thing to take away is the importance of taking care of your skin and using a quality moisturizer day and night. Our skincare professionals can work with you to ensure you’re using the correct product for your skin type. We offer complimentary skincare product analysis. Simply bring in all your current products and one of our highly qualified skincare providers will review them with you and determine what is best for your skin. With thousands of products on the market it is nice to have an expert’s help. Call today to set up your free skincare consultation. 248-524-3622

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa
Our Aesthetics Skincare Team
Rebecca, Laura, Poly, Gail, Sarah R.

Men need pedicures too!

Today’s society is appearance driven for both men and women. Women are no longer the only people wanting to look younger and well maintained. Men are working later in life and are faced with a competitive workforce. The days of just a razor, hair gel and dumbbells are gone. Men are seeking the treatment room. The Top 5 minimally invasive procedures for men are Botox, Microdermabrasion, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels and Laser Skin Resurfacing. Men are also seeking general grooming such as pedicures, manicures and waxing. Feet take a beating with standing on them all day long. They are a breeding ground for bacteria, dead skin and calluses. Your feet carry stress too.

Ask yourself: When was the last time you trimmed or really cleaned beneath your toenails? When did you last scrub the bottom of your feet to get rid of any dead skin or calluses? It is easy to think of pedicures as a fluffy spa indulgence—but most importantly they are relaxing and necessary for foot health! You should also take into consideration the hygienic benefits of actually paying close attention to your feet. Benefits of a pedicure include:

       Improves foot health

       Reduces bacteria

       Eliminates foot odor

       Prevents ingrown toenails

       Relieves stress

       Improves the look and feel of your feet

What separates Schenden’s Medical Day Spa from the standard nail salon is that we provide a private room for a relaxing treatment. Men are sometimes intimidated or embarrassed to go to a salon or spa that has rows of pedicure chairs filled with women. At Schenden’s Spa you are the only one in the room with your nail technician. Our unique pedicure bed will allow you to recline and place your feet in a footbath. We encourage you to disconnect from every day stress an technology and just relax. Stop neglecting your feet. Call today to schedule your pedicure. Your feet will thank you!

Written by: Raquel Merlini    Photos by: Margaret

High Frequency Electrotherapy…. a little known treatment with big results!

High Frequency Electrotherapy is a rejuvenating treatment used in the skin care industry. High frequency is a noninvasive modality that uses a glass electrode filled with argon gas to pass a mild electrical current to the skin’s surface. The glass electrodes emit either a neon red/orange or a violet/blue light depending on the inert gas that they are equipped with. Violet/blue gas is used to treat acne prone skin while the red/orange gas is used on older/aging skin. This modality has been shown to stimulate skin cell renewal. The heat is produced by the high rate of oscillation. This treatment is a safe and gentle therapeutic skin rejuvenation, due to the gentle oscillating electrical current and offers several benefits such as:

● Enhancing circulation through oxygen
● Increasing collagen and the skin’s elasticity
● Reduces bacteria that causes acne
● Encouraging lymphatic drainage
● Improving skin care product absorption

The added benefit of a high frequency treatment is that enriched oxygen molecules are produced creating an anti-bacterial action as well as a “natural” skin warming. This causes dilation of the blood vessels underneath, enriching the skin with nutrients and hydrating volume that gives you, energized, rosy firm skin.

I often recommend this treatment for acne and to calm the skin. This is also a great add on treatment to a facial, microdermabrasion or a dermaplane appointment. Always be sure to talk with your skin care provider first to determine if high frequency is right for you.

Call our spa today to schedule your free consultation with our skin care specialist.  248-524-3622

 

Raquel Merlini, RN & Aesthetician

 

Summer short season, no worries, get smoother, firmer skin with VelaShape® III

Most of us have a love of summer which brings sunshine, outdoor parties, wedding, graduations and more. However, summer also means warmer temperatures and less clothing covering our bodies like shorts, dresses and swimsuits.  Let’s face it most of us are not supermodels who can walk around with confidence in this clothing. An estimated 85% to 98% of women over the age of 16 have cellulite regardless of their size, shape or weight. Even the fit athlete can suffer from dimples and cellulite or a stubborn area that doesn’t respond to exercise.  For us there is the VelaShape III body contouring system.  This new technology can smooth and tighten skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite in an easy noninvasive treatment.

Velashape uses three processes to achieve the desired results.  Infrared light which directly heats the targeted area.  Bipolar frequency guides the heat for faster safe temperatures without damaging the skin and the vacuum elevates the target tissue, bringing it closer to the energy source.  A single treatment usually is complete in less than an hour depending on the size of the treated area. Most non-invasive body contouring devices are series based as is VelaShape III. It is recommended you receive 4 to 6 treatments for maximum results.   You will begin to notice improvement on the treated area right away as your skin’s surface begins to feel smoother and firmer.   Maximum results are typically seen in approximately 10 weeks.  Following your treatment regimen, it is recommended that you receive maintenance treatments every 2 to 3 months. Like all techniques, invasive or non-invasive, results vary depending on the physical condition of the skin and body. Results will last longer if you follow a balance diet and exercise regimen.

Many clients describe treatment experience as similar to a hot massage.  Our technicians work with you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment.  The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The treatment works with heat therefore the treated areas skin temperature will rise. You may experience a bit of tenderness and may slightly bruise post treatments. After your series is complete a maintenance program is recommended to maintain the results.

Put your shorts on with confidence this summer. We are open six days a week and offer free consultations. Our highly trained technicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals.

 

 

 Schenden’s Medical Day Spa

201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 1120

Troy, MI 48084, 248-524-3622

www.schendensmedspa.com

Microneedling, a Trend with Staying Power

Microneedling has been on the market for a few years and has gone through growing pains, reviews and improvements.  This is one treatment we feel has greatly improved and if done properly can achieve beautiful results. When researching microneedling you should ask the following three questions.

  1. What device do you use? There are microneedling pens/stamps and rollers on the market. The pen offers the safest technique with a straight up and down entry point which doesn’t tear the skin like a roller can.  It also is consistent in the pressure and doesn’t rely on the operator.
  2. Is it a medical facility? This is a medical treatment as you are inducing injury to the skin to spark collagen regeneration. Because of this there is always a risk.  The environment must be clean and safe. The needles must be sterile and never used multiple times. Have your provider open the needle in front of you. The provider should be licensed to perform this service.
  3. Ask about the products? One of the benefits of microneedling is the ability to drive product into the dermis to enhance the healing process. Some products are not safe to use and can cause severe allergic reactions. The most popular and safe product is Hyaluronic Acid which can be found in your body naturally. Another alternative is PRP, your own platelet rich plasma.

 

 

When done properly the results are skin tightening, smoothing of fine scars and strength marks, pore size reduction and diminishing of  fine wrinkles. Microneedling works great for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne or chickenpox. It can also be performed on areas other than the face such as neck, chest, abdomen or other areas where there might be a scar.

It is important to understand that one treatment will not give you significant results. This is a collagen building treatments therefore, the results are slow and will build over weeks and even months.  The minimum recommendation is 3 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. There is little down time. You will be red for a day or two but can wear makeup the day after treatment. Our patients have been thrilled with the results.

“I had my first session of micro needling at Schenden’s spa and this could not have been a better first time experience. My esthetician was Poly, she informed me about every aspect of the procedure and more, there were no surprises other than how wonderful my face looks afterward. I could really tell a difference in my skin. My skin became firmer and regained its elasticity. I could tell the fine lines were visibly reduced. I can’t wait for my second session.”

– Linda K.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a trend worth trying.

Schenden’s Medical Spa

201 West Big Beaver, Suite 1120

Troy, MI 48084

248-524-3622

www.drschenden.com