Nothing is quite as beautiful as smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Unfortunately, as we age our skin begins to show the effects of the sun, wind and time. Fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes begin to show.
Portrait® skin regeneration
Now Portrait Skin Regeneration is performed by our doctor for patients in our region to improve their skin texture and tone . It is unlike any other treatment, available anywhere, performed to reverse the signs of aging. Portrait is the first and only treatment to be clinically proven to truly regenerate the skin.
Portrait results are comparable to more aggressive laser treatments but with much less downtime. The Portrait treatment continues to stimulate collagen production that has a unique matrix and improves elastin for up to one year, with continued improvement to the skin texture and tone.
How does the Portrait Plasma System work?
Portrait Plasma is not a laser. Unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments that ablate the skin, the Portrait Plasma system does not ablate tissue, leaving the skin surface intact. The Portrait system’s computer-controlled hand piece transfers the nitrogen plasma energy onto the skin without any direct contact or heat charring, causing a very controlled thermal treatment.
Who are the best candidates for Portrait skin regeneration?
- Those that would like tighter facial skin and a more youthful appearance.
- Those that would like to improve their skin tone or pigmentation.
- Those wishing to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
What is the Portrait treatment like?
Portrait skin regeneration can be used to treat the entire face in about 30 minutes or just a selected area in as little as 5 – 10 minutes. This simple procedure is performed in our office by our physician.
Prior to your treatment a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area. Some more sensitive patients prefer to be given an injection or oral medication. Patients report a heating sensation at the treatment site. During your treatment the plasma energy from the Portrait is delivered into the treatment area, below the skin’s surface, without even touching your skin. This delivery of the plasma energy leaves the skin’s outer layer intact to serve as a protective cover and speed healing as your new, smooth skin is regenerated from within.
How many Portrait treatments will I need?
Depending on the treatment area, the condition of your skin and your desired outcome, 1 – 4 treatments may be recommended.
Can Portrait be combined with other treatments?
During your consultation we will advise you as to the best way to include treatments such as Botox Cosmetic® and dermal fillers with Portrait. We will also need to know if you have had any other cosmetic procedures within the last 12 months.
Will I miss any normal activities after my Portrait treatment?
After our doctor performs your skin regeneration treatment with the Portrait you may resume all normal activities.
After lower level treatments you may experience some mild redness and flaking of the skin. Following treatments at higher levels, the outer layer of skin browns and is shed in 3 – 5 days. Once this occurs, some redness of the regenerated skin may persist for a few days. Depending on your treatment level, it may take from 1 – 8 days before you’re comfortable without make-up.
How long will it take after my Portrait treatment before I see improvement in my skin?
You will begin to see improvements in your skin shortly after your treatment and these improvements will become more dramatic over time. Some studies report continued improvements for up to a year following treatment.
What our patients like the most about Portrait treatments is that they are safe and effective. They give them the results they want without the lengthy downtime or the risks associated with other treatments.