Our spectrum of lasers works synergistically to give you the luminous skin you’re after. Lifted, toned, smooth, clear and vibrantly healthy. A facelift without surgery.
AMA skincare’s signature laser protocol, the SpectraLift™ is based on our unique philosophy that if you give the skin exactly what it needs to naturally regenerate itself, it will! Because we develop all our minimally invasive treatments from a place of synergistic healing and customize them to address every skin type, the SpectraLift™ utilizes an amazing “spectrum” of lasers that work in concert to heal vascular and pigmented lesions, deteriorated collagen deep in the dermis, sagging skin, discolorations, wrinkles, roughness and scarring. This multiple-modality protocol ensures the kind of dramatic and beautifully natural results you’re after, without risking the health of your skin.
Broken capillaries, spider veins, micro-vasculature (generalized redness), Rosacea and Cherry-Angiomas, and any vascular birthmarks are individually targeted during this phase of treatment.
Sun damage, age spots, and melasma are individually (each spot) targeted during this phase of treatment. Then the overall base coloration of your face is gently stimulated (‘color blending’), causing the turn-over in baseline melanin (old melanin is replaced with new), evening out coloration. 3-4 weeks are required to see results, usually eliminating the need for foundation.
This phase targets deteriorated collagen deep in the dermis (the cause of deep wrinkles, sagging, and enlarged pores) to accelerate its removal by body’s own natural processes. Fibroblast cells are also targeted throughout the dermis, stimulating production of amplified quantities of new collagen (the kind you had when you were young) that is healthy, firm, and toned. This treatment removes wrinkles from the inside out. Wrinkles will actually lighten, lift, and disappear, and pores will shrink. With each successive treatment, the effects on fibroblasts are cumulative, resulting in progressively greater amounts of collagen production lasting longer periods of time. Week by week, for nearly a year after a SpectraLift™ series, you’ll look progressively better as your skin becomes more porcelain-like.
For patients whose faces and/or necks have excessive laxity (sagging), such as drooping under the jaw line (jowl) or ‘marionette lines’ at the corners of the mouth, a more intense collagen stimulation and remodeling procedure is administered, tightening and lifting the skin back into its natural, more youthful profile. To enhance your comfort, stronger prescribed pain medication is often administered (please arrange for a driver to and from the clinic). The results of this procedure can be dramatic even after the first treatment, and successive treatments will typically result in tremendous improvement towards the transformed youthful profile you’re seeking.
This phase removes, in an amazingly precise way, miniscule amounts (measured in microns!) of the dead layer of epidermis (stratus cornium), along with its imperfections, discolorations, fine wrinkles, and roughness. This procedure also stimulates a faster cell cycle (3-5 days, like when you were a kid) in which the removed epidermal cells are replaced with younger, healthier cells. This is an exciting process that you will experience as a ‘flakey dry peel’ 3-5 days after the procedure, as the remaining older epidermal cells of your skin undergo a complete exfoliation and replacement. This is our Smooth Radiance™ treatment, through which your skin will generate a brand new epidermis, resulting in smooth, radiant skin.
Fractional lasers, utilizing a laser beam ‘fractioned’ into thousands of tiny columns a few microns in diameter, are the newest form of delivering laser energy to the skin. Because of the specialized lenses used in this laser and the exquisitely engineered optics driving the device, each individual column of energy is so narrow, that the energetic intensity in the micro-column can be much higher than a standard- sized conventional laser beam. This in turn allows much deeper penetration than standard lasers, as well as extraordinary precision. It regenerates collagen at the very deepest layers. This procedure is especially powerful in removing wrinkles and any type of pitting and scarring.
New breakthrough Electro Magnetic technology in the RF range achieves unique Sublative Dermal Regeneration that is very different than standard fractional methods for skin resurfacing in the range of typical laser frequencies of the Electro Magnetic Spectrum. Sublative Dermal Regeneration is not laser or light−based. It utilizes Radio Frequencies (RF), with a fractionated bipolar RF technology. This innovative technology effectively places energy into the deep collagen layers in the dermis where it produces significant and precise impact with minimal epidermal disruption.
This technology has a powerful impact on the physiology of the skin and stimulates a dramatic improvement in:
- Acne scars
- Textural irregularities
- Superficial skin lesions
The new technology delivers bipolar radio frequency energy via a matrix of needle-like electrodes that penetrate to a variable and specific depth in the dermis. The RF energy generates fractional deep dermal absorption of energy in the deepest layers of collagen, stimulating the dermis to generate new collagen in a geometric pattern that causes both contraction of existing collagen and generation of new collagen. This tightens, lifts, tones and strengthens the skin.
In this procedure, a proprietary amber LED light-energy drenches the cells of all skin layers with specially modulated frequencies that stimulate rapid healing, reverse cell damage and dramatically accelerate the production of collagen. Though the mechanism of action is very subtle and occurs on the sub-cellular level, the results have been scientifically proven to be dramatic. Overall levels of cellular ATP (the cell’s essential biochemical fuel) are remarkably increased, thereby increasing the cell’s energy and vitality dramatically. It’s like bathing your cells in life-giving light, engineered with the secret biological code that unlocks the cell’s own natural ability to function at maximal vitality.
For severe cases of scarred or deeply wrinkled skin, this procedure is essential to a satisfying outcome. Because it’s a more intense procedure, sometimes additional prescribed pain medication and extra healing time is needed.
For information regarding the challenges, truths and misconceptions of treating darker skin types with lasers, visit the Darker Skin FAQ page.