Dr. Hendricks performs CoolTouch Rejuvenation procedures for patients from Lumberton, NC , Fayetteville and Pinehurst.
Nothing is quite as beautiful as soft, healthy-looking skin.
However, as we age, the effects of the sun, wind, time and hormones begin to take their toll. Fine lines begin to form around the lips and eyes. As the collagen that supports the skin wears out, deeper lines and grooves form in our brow, next to the nose and down to the corners of our mouths. Surface irregularities such as pigment discolorations and acne scarring may also occur.
Advances in treatment options have continued to improve, from dermabrasion and chemical peels to CO2 and ERBIUM laser skin resurfacing. With dermabrasion, layers of skin are actually sanded away, and in chemical peels, layers of skin are burned away with an acid solution. CO2 and ERBIUM laser skin resurfacing have given the surgeon more control and made skin resurfacing safer and more predictable. However, these lasers still exfoliate the protective outer layer of skin, which requires bandages and a lengthy recovery period.
CoolTouch™ Facial Rejuvenation
CoolTouch facial rejuvenation is performed by our doctor for patients in our region to combat the effects of aging in a softer, gentler way. It uses a revolutionary process that delivers the laser energy through your skin's surface, to gently stimulate the production of collagen while protecting the outer layer of your skin. The new collagen softens the appearance of aging skin. These precise treatments are made possible by an advanced, computer-controlled CoolTouch handpiece which protects your outer skin and sensitive nerve endings with a unique cooling spray delivered just before the laser energy.
Who are the best candidates for CoolTouch facial rejuvenation?
Anyone wishing to reduce or delay the signs of aging, postpone more aggressive treatments or prolong the results of previous treatments can benefit from CoolTouch facial rejuvenation. Even patients with pigmentation that precludes the use of some lasers, or with hypertrophic and/or depressed acne scars will benefit from our CoolTouch facial rejuvenation treatments.
What are the benefits of CoolTouch facial rejuvenation?
- CoolTouch treatments are safe and effective and work on all pigmentation and skin types.
- CoolTouch is a non-invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis.
- Treatments with CoolTouch rarely produce injury to surface tissues.
- CoolTouch softens the appearance of depressed and hypertrophic scars.
- With CoolTouch skin rejuvenation there is no downtime.
How many CoolTouch facial rejuvenation treatments will I need?
Every patient is different. Many see results after the second or third treatment. Treatments are normally spaced 4 - 6 weeks apart in the beginning, then 8 - 12 weeks in a maintenance program. Your maintenance program will last as long as you would like to retard the effects of aging or the need for a more aggressive treatment such as laser resurfacing or a facelift.
What will my recovery be like from CoolTouch facial rejuvenation?
After our physician performs your CoolTouch facial rejuvenation treatment, there is no interruption to your normal life. The treatments are that gentle.
During your series of in-office treatments, you will see an ongoing improvement in how your skin looks and feels. No tissue is removed. There is no oozing or crusting as associated with laser treatments, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Bandages are not required.
You can watch as your skin gradually rebuilds from the inside and restores a more youthful appearance to your face. Over a few months, our CoolTouch facial rejuvenation treatments can restore what nature has diminished.
Are CoolTouch facial rejuvenation treatments for you?
Your doctor will review your medical history, age, skin type and pigmentation, consider your desired results, and determine the best course of treatment for you. Results will vary from patient to patient depending on age, skin type, condition and the number of treatments.