Our face may show signs of aging like wrinkles,
sagging, dark circles under the eyes, spots, and
irregular texture. Sometimes our eyelids become
droopy and heavy and can even make it difcult for
us to read or even watch television, particularly at
the end of the day.
Others, our cheeks sag and give us a loose skin and
“puppy dog cheeks or jowls”. Irregular texture and
tone are other signs of aging too.
There are different options available for the
rejuvenation of the face. A surgical approach
involves a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. A small
incision is made in the eyelid to remove fat pads
that give us the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Some skin is also removed to tighten and make the
eyelids lighter. A neck lift can tighten the skin of
the neck. And a facelift can tighten the skin on the
lower, middle, and upper face.
If you need them all, you can combine them all,
which is common, and have a face, neck and eyelid
Non-surgical approaches are readily available in
Costa Ballena with Plasmage, an Italian technology
that uses plasma energy to rejuvenate the skin. This
plasma energy ionizes the air in contact with the
skin. It produces sublimation of the tissues. In other
words, it contracts and tightens the skin. It will give
you a fresher, younger look with smoother eyelids
and can even slightly elevate your eyebrows.
The procedure is performed under topical
anesthesia in about 30 minutes. Right after the
procedure, your skin will have small brownish dots
that remain for about ve days, during which you
should not expose yourself to the sun.
Special aftercare creams are used for a week and a
nourishing moisturizer for a month to enhance the
results. The nal results are visible after eight weeks.
Some people will require a second or even third session,
depending on the condition of their skin and the areas
It is an excellent technique to use for overall rejuvenation.
It treats wrinkles, spots, small broid type lesions, and
scars, probably results from acne or even surgery.
It works well for treatment on the chest or around the
mouth for “smoker lips.” Some patients are also good
candidates for tightening the jawline, cheeks, and even
A combination of treatments can also improve your
results. So, combining Plasmage with Dermapen,
PRP (Platelet rich plasma), chemical peels, botulinum
toxin, or even dermal llers are always an option. The
treatment will depend on your specic needs, so talking
to a trained professional is still the best way to choose
the right treatment.
Dermapen is excellent for texture, spots, ne lines,
building collagen, as well as PRP, which can be
performed in combination. These also work very well for
hair loss in both men and women.
Chemical peels also improve texture, tone, and
stimulate collagen production. They can also help with
a roughness that appears in patches with prolonged
sun exposure. Traditional options can also be of great
benet like botulinum toxin. It relaxes dynamic wrinkles
and dermal llers that restore volume to face, lips, and
AUTHOR: DRA. MÓNICA ALFARO ESCALANTE
BODY – MIND – SOUL - DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES