Offering Fraxel ReStore and MicroNeedling
Fraxel® ReStore Laser Treatment improves the skin's appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots. Fraxel is an advanced technology used to correct skin issues in all skin types. The tool is non-invasive, clinically proven to be safe, and easily managed into your routine.
Fraxel Laser Treatments produce thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in your skin known as microthermal treatments zones (MTZ). This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important are the areas of skin the Fraxel laser leaves untouched. For every microthermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This “fractional” treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy and tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
MicroNeedling, also called Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin) in order to induce endogenous production of cutaneous collagen. Percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) therapy or medical microneedling has been shown to increase the remolding of the skin. Thousands of microscopic channels are created through the skin and it increases the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade (hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling). It is also referred to as a non-ablative skin treatment. This means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. It is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne and photo damage, and to improve skin color and other skin texture changes.
The Lumen Center has chosen the COSMOPen as their MicroNeedling tool. COSMOPen is a state-of-the-art medical grade high speed micro-needling System. COSMOPen can be used to treat acne and surgical scars—including keloids—as well as wrinkles, stretch marks, pore size and signs of aging. Additionally, by vertically piercing the skin, COSMOPen helps naturally induce collagen production and treat pigmentation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets in the blood that is crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin. Results are enhanced when combining Fraxel or MicroNeedling with PRP technology. Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries. These growth factors are used to promote healthier skin.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.