Skin Rejuvenation & Pigmentation Removal


Skin Rejuvenation & Pigmentation Removal

At Dermatology & Aesthetic Center of El Paso, we have solutions…

The Secret RF by Cutera is an innovative new technology that combines the benefits of micro needling and fractional radio frequency (RF) energy to improve signs of aging skin, fine lines and scars.

At Dermatology & Aesthetic Center of El Paso we invest in our patients, first and foremost. Research and expertise has led us to obtain the best treatments for our patients. This includes PICO Genesis by Cutera as the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots, including melasma, aka “pañeo”. This new technology uses laser light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance + clearance + radiance to your skin.

The Environment Takes Its Toll

Sun Exposure

The sun and its ultraviolet rays can do a lot of harm to your skin. UV rays break down collagen and elastin. These essential structures are what keep your skin full and smooth. Your skin changes color as well due to UV rays activating melanocytes that produce the pigment

Free Radicals

UV radiation and environmental factors cause free radicals. These are unstable oxygen molecules with only one electron. Doctors believe that UV light can damage both skin and our basic DNA. Free radicals may even play a role in skin cancer.

Cigarette Smoke

Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, which can cause wrinkles. Smokers’ skin also gets less of the oxygen and nutrients that are vital to a healthy glow. Worst of all, smoking can cause the elastic fibers of skin to thicken and not snap back to shape, which can cause permanent damage.

Facial Expressions

Smiling, frowning and making emotional movements is inevitable. These facial expressions will cause wrinkles over time. Though we never want to stop enjoying and finding humor in life, we sometimes want to diminish the repetitive lines from permanently creasing our face.

Fotofacial Rf Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Light treatment is helpful to fix skin damage like irregular pigmentation, acne scarring, wrinkles, and lines. This light and radiofrequency skin treatment essentially dissolves the molecular bond of damaged skin to reveal a smooth, uniform look. It improves both the texture and tone of your skin. Skin rejuvenation with a FotoFacial RF is great for anyone looking for non-surgical treatment. The treatment time for Fotofacial RF is short – only about 20 minutes to complete. Intense pulses of light and radio waves are activated on the skin surface. The light penetrates to specific chromophores in the skin that absorb the energy. These chromophores are in our red blood cells, vascular walls and pigmentary cells, known as melanocytes. The RF and heat energy cause new collagen to form, blood vessels to constrict, and pigment problems to vanish. This, in turn, causes redness, pigmentary issues and wrinkles to diminish. There is no downtime and no recovery necessary. FotoFacial RF Skin Rejuvenation Helps the following skin conditions:

  • Rosacea
  • Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins and Telangiectasias
  • Flushing, Redness, and Ruddy Complexions
  • Sun and Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • The “Mask” of Pregnancy, known as Chloasma

How Does Fotofacial Rf Work?

FotoFacial RF uses IPL. Each pulse from the device sends several types of energy into the skin. These include pulsed visible light, infra-red light, and RadioFrequency (RF) energy. The energy works to eliminate brown spots, dilated blood vessels, and redness. This procedure increases collagen and elastin growth as well. The end result is smoother skin and diminished wrinkles and imperfections. This treatment is non-invasive and a great alternative to surgical options. Patients report seeing both immediate and gradual improvement. The typical regimen includes three to five 20 minute treatments about three to four weeks apart.

What To Do After A Fotofacial Rf

Be sure to avoid tanning and wear plenty of sunscreen after a FotoFacial RF treatment. Depending on the skin condition we are treating, you will be recommended a specific topical lotion to apply. Patients typically leave with minimal redness. Over the next few days, some of the pigmented spots turn a brownish-grey color and then fall off or fade away. The end result is a beautiful complexion.