About IMAGE SKINCARE
IMAGE Skincare is a clinical skincare brand powered by proven ingredients and smart botanicals. IMAGE has pioneered clean clinical skincare™, with naturally effective, mindful formulas that deliver real results. Their products are physician formulated and tried, true and tested by a team of professionals to help you feel the most confident in your skincare—and your skin.
WHY WE LOVE THEM
At The Medspa @50th, we love the IMAGE Skincare products! One of the lines we love throughout the aesthetic and medical practice (Mate Fertility OKC and OB/Gyn Care of Oklahoma) is the Ormedic line. This all-natural line can be used to safely deliver results to our fertility patients and for those who are pregnant or nursing. It is also great for our youngest, teenaged patients as a way to introduce them to proper skincare at an early age.
Can I get a facial while pregnant?
Yes. Basic facials are a great way to pamper your skin, especially as your hormone levels change during pregnancy. Your skin can be especially sensitive during pregnancy, and some products can cause itching or rashes. It is generally safe to get a facial while pregnant—as long as you avoid harsh treatments like microdermabrasion and certain kinds of chemical peels, which can do more harm than good.
Some women’s skin light up in a pregnancy glow—others, not so much. When faced with common pregnancy problems like acne, dryness, and redness, a calming, hydrating facial can be just the thing.
At The Medspa @50th, we offer facial treatments designed specifically for pregnancy using only organic active ingredients.
Treatments and products to avoid during pregnancy:
The safety of many aesthetic treatments during pregnancy remains unknown. This includes microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Given the increased risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, as well as poor wound healing and increased risk of hypertrophic and keloidal scarring in pregnancy, these procedures are often avoided.
Products you shouldn’t use while pregnant include retinols, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. In addition, new moms should hold off on cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, CoolSculpting Elite, iMorpheus8, PRP treatments, laser treatments, and radiofrequency treatment.
If you have any questions regarding these services, please schedule a free skin care consultation with our Master Aesthetician today!
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition affecting the face, neck, chest, and back with red bumps, pustules, and/or clogged pores. While extremely common in teens, we see just as many cases in adult women due to hormones aka hormonal acne. We provide a variety of treatments like our custom M50 facials which utilize medical grade skincare products which target acne, the Hollywood Spectra Acne Laser Peel, and the LaseMD Ultra Acne treatment to help improve your acne. At home skincare routines that include our Image Skincare and Skinbetter Science products will augment results and help keep the underlying causes of acne at bay.
Many patients whom suffer from acne are left with unwanted acne scars which maybe flat, elevated, indented, red, brown, purple, or white. The treatment of acne scars depends on the type of acne scars, your skin tone, and the amount of downtime a patient may have. Our specialists can provide a customized approach to improve your acne scars using resurfacing lasers, LaseMD Ultra fractionated 1927 nm laser, microneedling with PRP, Morpheus8 microneedling with radiofrequency, chemical peels, injections, or a combination approach.
Over time, the sun can cause flat brown spots to appear called lentigines. These can occur on sun exposed skin such as the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs. They are noncancerous and can be removed for cosmetic purposes using LaseMD Ultra 1927nm thulium laser and q-switched lasers like Hollywood Spectra.
Cellulite is a dimpling of the skin due to fibrous connective tissue that pulls down making fat appear as if it is poking through the skin. Cellulite can have a genetic component to it and tends to be more or less prominent in certain ethnicities. Improvements in the appearance of cellulite can be achieved with a combination of tightening the skin over and injecting filler just under the dimple. Morpheus8 microneedling with radiofrequency can help lessen the appearance of cellulite.
With time, most patients will begin to see their pores have enlarged. Options to improve pore size include microneedling with PRP, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. There is no permanent treatment to shrink your pores, so routine treatments are needed to help preserve your results.
HAIR LOSS (PRP | KERALASE)
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) is now widely accepted as a stand-alone or in-combination treatment for hair loss in men and women. PRP is mostly used to treat classic male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss, but further studies may find it helpful in other hair loss conditions. Treatments are performed once a month for three months and then every six months after that indefinitely. If you choose to stop getting PRP injections, eventually your hair will revert back to the thickness it was prior to starting the treatments. This is true for ANY hair loss treatment as there is no cure for hair loss, just treatment, which requires maintenance. Your dermatologist may also advise you to take a specific hair growth vitamin or use a topical treatment in addition to PRP. Men may be advised to take oral finasteride (Propecia), as the more you do for your hair, the better your result will be.
Just like the skin on our faces, the skin on our hands ages due to sun exposure and age. Patients may notice their hands have more brown spots, freckles, fine lines, prominent tendons, and/or prominent blood vessels. Depending upon the type(s), number, and severity of the brown spots your dermatologist may recommend topical skin brighteners and lasers. To improve fine lines, resurfacing lasers can be used.
Melasma is a skin condition where patients develop brown patches on the cheeks, forehead, and/or upper lip. It is worsened by sun exposure, female hormones (pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormone replacement therapies), light, and inflammation. There is no cure for melasma, but our dermatologists will develop a plan to help you manage your symptoms through safe sun techniques, sunscreen, skin care, and prescription skin brighteners. Some patients may also benefit from cosmetic procedures such as microneedling with PRP, Hollywood Spectra (q-switched) laser, LaseMD Ultra 1927nm thulium laser with tranexamic acid, and chemical peels.
Just like the skin on our faces, the skin on our neck and chest ages due to sun exposure and age. Patients may notice more brown spots, freckles, fine and coarse lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Many of our patients will notice a disparity between the skin on their face and that of the neck and chest. This is partially due to routine daily usage of makeup with sunscreen has offered our facial skin more protection over time. Depending upon the type(s), location, and severity of your skin aging, your dermatologist may recommend resurfacing lasers (LaseMD Ultra thulium laser or Hollywood Spectra laser), injectable derma fillers, Morpheus8 microneedling with radiofrequency, Aquagold and/or a combination approach.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH is skin darkening due to inflammation, injury, or trauma, and is worsened with sun exposure. PIH may occur after acne, burn, abrasion or scratch, rash, insect bite, surgical incision, or a procedure. To improve your PIH, your dermatologists will develop a customized approach which may include prescription brightening creams, skin care, sunscreen, chemical peels, microneedling with PRP, or a variety of lasers.
Rosacea is characterized by sensitive, pink to red facial skin and occurs in men, women, and all skin tones. Some patients will also have broken blood vessels and/or acne lesions. Many patients find their rosacea is worsened with sun exposure, heat, harsh skin care products, spicy foods, and alcohol. Our treatment options can be customized to be gentler should your skin need that flexibility. Treatments from LaseMD Ultra and Hollywood Spectra and greatly improve the appearance of rosacea.
Scars develop after trauma to the skin has occurred. There are many types of scars including surgical, traumatic, post-inflammatory such as acne scars, burns, hypertrophic scars and keloids. Genetics play a big role in the way our individual skin develops scars. There are multiple single and combined treatment modalities to improve the appearance of scars including laser resurfacing (LaseMD Ultra), Morpheus8 microneedling with radiofrequency and filler injections. Often multiple types and multiple sessions are required to achieve the best cosmetic outcome.
SKIN LAXITY AND TIGHTENING
As we age, not only do we lose fat, collagen and elastic tissue in our skin, but our bone structure changes as well. This bone recession along with poorer skin quality is what makes our skin look lax and droopy over time. Morpheus8 microneedling with radiofrequency stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of our skin thicken it over time which helps with skin tightening to combat skin laxity. This can help skin laxity not only on the face and neck, but also chest, abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks.
SUN SPOTS AND SUN DAMAGE
Cumulative sun exposure causes damage to the skin in the form of brown spots, broken blood vessels, sallow skin, wrinkles, and rough texture which are most prominent on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. We feel the most effective way to combat sun damage is through a combination approach of physician dispensed skin care, lasers, tightening devices, fillers, and neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport). Our team will provide a customized plan to both correct your sun damage and preserve your results.
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Roughness and crepiness of the skin are some textural changes that can occur due to sun damage and other environmental factors. Treatments such as resurfacing lasers and microneedling stimulate collagen in the upper layers of skin are great at building new healthy creamier looking collagen.
Non-invasive unwanted fat reduction and body contouring can be achieved through multiple modalities. CoolSculpting Elite utilizes cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells and destroy them. Once a fat cell has been destroyed it cannot grow back therefore the results are permanent. Evolve Trim | Tite | Tone uses radiofrequency to help melt away the unwanted fat. Morpheus8 Body utilizes microneedling with radiofrequency and burst technology to achieve similar results. BodyTite with Liposuction is an effective treatment which pairs radiofrequency (to first melt the fat) with liposuction to remove unwanted fat and create previously unattainable contours.
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Volume loss occurs slowly over time so that we may not realize how much volume we have lost in our face until we see an old photograph. Volume loss in the temples, cheeks and chin can age our appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers restore volume. Paired with at home topical treatments from Image SKincare or SkinBetter Science prolong the life of dermal fillers.
WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
Wrinkles and fine lines develop over the years due to intrinsic (naturally time and reducing collagen levels, fat, bone, and muscle) and extrinsic (sun, UV damage, smoking, etc) aging. While most patients will first begin to notice wrinkles on the facial skin, they also can occur on the hands, neck, and chest. The most effective way to improve fine lines and wrinkles is through a combination approach of physician dispensed skin care, resurfacing lasers, skin tightening devices, injectable fillers, and neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport). Our dermatologists will provide a customized plan to both improve the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles and preserve your results.