Experience Professional Chairside Skin Rejuvenation at Our Dental Practice
You might be surprised to learn that in addition to improving smiles, a dentist with special training can enhance your skin, too. Dr. Van O’Dell offers advanced skin rejuvenation at his dental practice in North Little Rock, AR. With the newer technologies now available, our patients can take advantage of professional skin treatments chairside during their dental appointments.
Dr. O’Dell has incorporated Sublative® and elōs® IPL skin enhancement into his practice, which employ radiofrequency and light energies to make skin smoother, clearer, and firmer. He also offers JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and laser hair removal. Treatments are completely noninvasive and comfortable, yet much more effective than non-professional, over-the-counter products and treatments. If you would like to learn more about these convenient, advanced skin treatments, contact our friendly practice today.
About Skin Rejuvenation
Time, sun exposure, genetics, and injury can result in undesired changes to the skin. Common among these are brown spots, scarring, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Skin rejuvenation can correct these cosmetic imperfections. Though they are technically considered non-surgical, procedures to rejuvenate the skin vary considerably in their degree of invasiveness. The least invasive treatments include lotions, peels, and masks. The most invasive treatments include laser and chemical procedures that produce new skin by removing the outer layer (ablation). The radiofrequency and light energies associated with Sublative® and elōs® skin enhancement produce results similar to more invasive procedures, yet they are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime.
Dr. O’Dell can fully evaluate your candidacy for these treatments with a one-on-one consultation. Most patients are candidates for Sublative®, and the treatments require virtually no downtime. Treatments that use heat or chemicals to remove skin layers have a greater risk of complications, and not all skin types respond to treatment. They also require downtime for recovery, which not all patients are willing or able to commit.
A skin rejuvenation and acne scar treatment, Sublative™ uses fractionated bi-polar radio frequency to stimulate collagen production. It does not use a laser or a light, but instead uses focused energy currents to treat the skin without affecting the outer layer. Collagen growth is stimulated from the inside as the radio waves reach the inner layers of skin. The treatment can be customized to each patient by using varying intensities. Sublative™ improves skin tone and texture, and is effective for treating wrinkles and loose skin, as well as scars from acne. Since time is required for the collagen to develop, you will need to wait for three to six months before experiencing full rejuvenation results. However, some patients see results within a couple of weeks, and you may experience some results immediately.
Syneron Candela® has created the innovative elōs, which stands for electro-optical-synergy, and has two clinical applications. It removes unwanted pigmentation and also removes unwanted hair by combining bi-polar radio frequency and light energies. Sun spots, age spots, freckles, and uneven skin tones can all be safely and comfortably faded with elōs skin rejuvenation, because it effectively targets pigmentation at the epidermal level without injuring the underlying blood vessels. Hair removal with elōs works by penetrating hair follicles with light energy to destroy the root without injuring the skin. Because hair grows in cycles, a series of treatments will be needed for you to experience permanent hair removal.
To find out how to take advantage of skin rejuvenation during your dental visits, schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Dell today.