Johanna is a middle-aged female who has done very little to take care of her facial skin over the recent years. She has noticed fine lines and wrinkles starting to form especially around her eyes, enlarged pores, sun spots and pigmentation, as well as an overall “dull” appearance to her skin. She came to Dr. Emer looking for a more significant improvement around her eyes, but with minimal overall downtime for her full face.

To get an significant improvement in one treatment around her eyes, while also limiting the downtime on her full face, Dr. Emer combined two energy-based treatments to give her improvement in all aspects of aging such as dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation, as well as early drooping of the upper eyelid skin.

Renuvion radio frequency helium plasma is the newest energy-based device for an extreme improvement in skin textural irregularities and discoloration, sun damage, and fine lines/wrinkles because it gives dramatic skin exfoliation and tightening in one treatment. This innovative treatment combines radiofrequency energy with helium gas to allow for precision resurfacing at high energies, resulting in significant improvements in skin aging, without risk of injury or skin color changes if performed meticulously by an expert. Johanna was looking for significant change in her periocular or eye area, and the Renuvion treatment was chosen to help her tighten the skin and resurface the wrinkles all in one.

Fraxel non-ablative laser resurfacing was used on the rest of her overall face to improve pigmentation, reverse sun damage, build collagen improving fine lines and wrinkles, with minimal downtime. Fraxel laser technology limits surface heat so the majority of energy is delivered below the skin’s surface to lift pigmentation, tighten skin, and build collagen long-term. All skin types can be treated, including sensitive skin types like that of Johanna, who are of hispanic/latin background and high-risk for hyperpigmentation if a laser is used improperly or without pre-treatment.

Her overall transformation was exactly what she was hoping for, giving her more clear skin with “radiance”, less wrinkles and pores, and tightening around her eyes, helping her to feel less “tired” looking. She how happy she is with her overall transformation in this story.