Most women are familiar with dermabrasion. Traditionally, diamond crystals are used to mechanically debride the stratum corneum. This can be a messy procedure.
Friva’s microdermabrasion treatment uses the Dermasweep machine which uses nylon or polyester bristles on a rotary head to gently abrade the stratum corneum and increase blood flow to the dermis.
We use this in combination with our Evening Mist mask and chemical peels to enhance the delivery of medications to your skin.
Chemical peels have been a mainstay of treatment for skin rejuvenation for years. Some experienced cosmetic surgeons claim that chemical peels in their hands are as good as any laser in the market today. Whether that is true or not, chemical peels are a simple way to help remove fine wrinkles, some sunspots, and improve skin texture.
We offer salicylic acid, Jessner’s solution, and Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peels. We can combine them with a FrivaFusion treatment or light therapy to produce beautiful results.
Sometimes a combination of technologies is a better than one. In the case of facial rejuvenation, the objective is to improve skin texture. With some patients, it may be a combination of chemical peels and IPL therapy. In others, it may be FrivaFusion (microdermabrasion with medication infusion) combined with the Friva MicroPeel.
The Friva Peel combines two important light therapies. We begin with an IPL treatment followed by a Friva MicroPeel. The combination of the two delivers heat to the dermis with the resultant increased blood flow, and follows with removing a very superficial layer of epidermis. The advantage over alternatives (deep chemical peel or CO2 laser peel) is minimal downtime, less discomfort , and, most importantly, beautiful results.
Skin tightening is becoming a real solution today. A common concern among patients over 35 is lax skin in the jowl area, cheeks, under the eyes, and the neck. Friva uses the latest technology to treat this common problem.
Radiofrequency has been used for years in medicine. Today, using tripolar and bipolar radiofrequency technology, heat is delivered to the dermis resulting in tissue contraction and new collage formation. The 45 minute procedure is comfortable with results seen almost immediately. It can also be used to treat cellulite.