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VIpeel Chemical Peel: A New Treatment to Transform Your Skin

VIpeel Chemical Peel Skin Treatment

This post is an introduction to new VIpeel chemical peel skin treatment. This treatment will transform your skin!! We hope you find this post to be interesting and informative.

Understanding Chemical Peels

A chemical peel facial treatment is a cosmetic procedure performed by a skincare professional to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes the outer layers to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process stimulates cell turnover, revealing smoother, fresher-looking skin underneath.

Chemical peels can vary in strength and ingredients, depending on the specific concerns being addressed and the desired outcome. There are three common types of chemical peels.

The first, called superficial peels. use mild acids, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. They are often used to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin tone.

The second, called medium peels penetrate deeper into the skin and typically use stronger acids, such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), to target more significant concerns like sun damage, acne scars, and moderate wrinkles.

And the third type, called deep peels penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and are usually performed using phenol or a combination of acids. These peels can effectively address severe sun damage, deep wrinkles, and scars, but they require more downtime and carry a slightly higher risk of complications.

Chemical peels use a solution of natural acids (AHA, TCA and phenol) to improve and smooth the skin texture by removing damaged outer layers. They are helpful in removing dark spots of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and skin damage from old blemishes. The precise formula of the peel acid balance is adjusted according to each patient’s needs. Chemical peel skin treatments stimulate fibroblast activity, increasing collagen and elastin production for firmer skin.

Benefits of VIpeel Chemical Peel

VI Peel treatments are a new type of chemical peel that is designed to improve skin pigment, remove sun damage, alleviate acne and scarring, and fight fine lines and wrinkles. VI Peel skin treatments are safe for all skin types and tones with results in as little as 7 days!

VI Peel is a type of chemical peel treatment designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. It involves the application of a solution to the skin, which typically contains a combination of ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid, retinoic acid, and vitamins. The VIpeel treatment works by exfoliating the outer layers of the skin, promoting cell turnover, and stimulating collagen production. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections.

A unique aspect of VIpeel is that unlike most chemical peel treatments, one size does not fit all. VIpeel is offered with five different treatment options. Beyond the general option, there is an option for those clients with acne or acne scarring. There is also an option for clients who want to specifically address wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. Finally, Vipeel is offered as a first-of-its-kind, non-invasive, and pain-free chemical peel for the body.

One other notable aspect of VIpeel is that this treatment was selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of their 2022 Holy Grail Beauty Awards

The Vipeel Treatment Process

Before scheduling a treatment, it’s essential to consult with a qualified skincare professional at NAWI to determine the most suitable type of peel for your skin type, concerns, and desired outcome. The NAWI team will also provide pre-treatment instructions and post-treatment care to ensure the best results and minimize the risk of adverse reactions.

The Vipeel treatment process typically takes around 20-30 minutes and may cause some temporary discomfort or a minor stinging sensation during application. After the treatment, the skin may appear red or slightly swollen, but this usually subsides within a few days.

On the day of the treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Your NAWI provider may also apply a degreasing solution to ensure that the peel penetrates the skin evenly.

Next, the VIpeel solution is applied to the skin using a brush or cotton applicator. The solution contains a blend of powerful ingredients, including trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C. These ingredients work together to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin, stimulate collagen production, and improve overall skin texture and tone.

During the application process, you may experience a warm or tingling sensation on the skin, which is normal and typically subsides after a few minutes. If you experience any discomfort, your NAWI provider can provide a fan or cooling device to help alleviate it.

After the solution is applied, you will leave NAWI with the peel solution on your skin. Over the next few days, you will experience peeling and shedding of the outer layers of the skin as the treatment takes effect. This peeling process typically begins around day 2 or 3 post-treatment and can last up to a week, depending on the individual’s skin type and condition.

Post-treatment Skin Care and Maintenance

Following the VIpeel treatment, it’s essential to follow specific post-treatment care instructions provided by your NAWI skincare professional. This may include avoiding sun exposure, wearing sunscreen daily, using gentle skincare products, and avoiding picking or scratching at the peeling skin.

As the skin heals and regenerates, you will notice improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. VIpeel can produce visible results after just one treatment, with optimal results typically achieved after a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. Depending on your skincare goals and concerns, your NAWI provider may recommend a series of VIpeel treatments or combination treatments to maintain and enhance your results over time.

General guidelines for post-treatment VIpeel skin care

Direct sun exposure should be avoided for at least one week following the VIpeel treatment. UV radiation can irritate the skin and increase the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and protect the treated area with clothing or a wide-brimmed hat.

During the peeling process, it’s essential to use gentle skincare products that will not irritate the skin further. Avoid using harsh cleansers, exfoliants, or products containing retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) until the peeling process is complete.

Keep the skin hydrated by applying a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer as needed. Moisturizing helps soothe the skin and minimize discomfort during the peeling process.

It’s essential to resist the urge to pick, peel, or manually remove the flaking skin. Let the skin naturally shed on its own to avoid scarring or disrupting the healing process. Picking at the skin can also increase the risk of infection and prolong the recovery time.

Avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating or heat exposure, such as strenuous exercise, hot baths, or saunas, as these can exacerbate irritation and discomfort.

Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out. Adequate hydration supports the skin’s healing process and helps maintain skin health.

Follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your skincare professional. They may recommend additional skincare products or treatments to enhance results and support the skin’s recovery.

Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your skincare provider to monitor your skin’s progress and address any concerns or questions you may have.

Potential VIpeel Side Effects

There are a number of potential side effects that are associated with chemical peel treatments. These side effects are typically temporary and resolve on their own as the skin heals.

The treated skin may appear red or flushed immediately following the VI Peel treatment. This is a normal reaction and usually subsides within a few hours to a few days.

Some individuals may experience temporary tightness or tenderness in the treated area, particularly as the skin begins to peel. This sensation is typically mild and should resolve as the skin heals.

The VI Peel treatment stimulates exfoliation of the outer layers of the skin, leading to peeling or flaking in the days following the procedure. This is a normal part of the healing process and indicates that the treatment is working to reveal fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath.

The treated skin may feel dry or itchy as it undergoes the peeling process. It’s important to resist the urge to scratch or pick at the skin to avoid irritation or potential damage.

After the VI Peel treatment, the skin may be more sensitive to sunlight. It’s essential to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect the skin from UV radiation.

In rare cases, the VIpeel treatment may cause changes in skin pigmentation, such as temporary darkening (hyperpigmentation) or lightening (hypopigmentation). These changes are usually temporary and resolve over time.

Some individuals may experience temporary acne breakouts or flare-ups following the VI Peel treatment. This is often a result of the skin purging impurities and toxins as it heals.

In very rare cases, more serious complications such as infection, scarring, or allergic reactions may occur. These complications are extremely uncommon when the VIpeel is performed by a qualified skincare professional in a clinical setting.

Make An Appointment at NAWI Today

Chemical peel facial treatment is one of the most popular NAWI treatments. This treatment is effective at exfoliating and rejuvenating the appearance of skin and resurfacing the texture and appearance of skin. These treatments enhance skin quality by encouraging cellular turnover and promoting circulation, which results in softer, renewed skin with better tone and texture. After just one treatment, you will notice a visible improvement in your skin’s brightness, clarity, and overall health.

Make an appointment for VIpeel chemical peel treatment today! Call us at 239-202-0441 or click here to schedule an appointment online.

Rosacea Treatment with Laser Genesis Video

This is a video of Rosacea Treatment with Laser Genesis. The video shows the preparation for the treatment, using the Visia Skin Analysis System, the treatment itself, and the results. We hope that you find this video to be informative.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by redness or flushing of the face. Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. Many people develop small, visible vessels on their face as well, often called telangiectasia. NAWI treats these in the same manner as Rosacea. Rosacea can affect anyone, but it’s most common in middle-aged Caucasian women. Click here for more information about the Rosacea Skin Condition.

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis is an innovative solution in the field of anti-aging and skincare that harnesses the capabilities of near-infrared Nd:YAG laser technology. It has the ability to pinpoint and treat small vessels beneath the skin, enhancing skin tone and reducing redness while making the skin tighter, firmer, and more youthful. If you would like more information about Laser Genesis Skin treatment, click here.

What is the Visia Skin Analysis System?

Click here for more information about the Visia Skin Analysis System

Are you ready to make an Appointment?

Make an appointment for a no-obligation appointment to determine if you have Rosacea and to determine if Laser Genesis is the right treatment option for you. Click here or call 239-202-0441.

Collagen Renewal – Your Virtual Fountain of Youth!

Women with great collagen

As you age, you might worry that your skin makes you look older than you are. Don’t worry!! Let collagen renewal become your virtual fountain of youth.  This post is intended to provide useful information. We hope you find it interesting and useful.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that provides structure, firmness, and elasticity to various tissues in the body, including the skin, bones, tendons, and cartilage.  Starting in our 20s, we lose on average of 1 to 2% of our collagen per year. For women this can accelerate during the first five years of menopause leading to an additional 30% loss of collagen. A woman turning 60 may have lost 60 to 70% of her youthful collagen. This leads to thin skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, which makes you look older than your actual age.

Impact of Aging on Collagen

Collagen loss is a natural part of the aging process, but how does it impact the skin?

In addition to decreased production, the collagen fibers become disorganized and fragmented over time, leading to a decrease in skin elasticity and firmness. This is why aging skin often appears less firm and more prone to wrinkles and sagging. As the fibers age, they undergo a process called cross-linking, where the fibers become stiffer and less flexible. This can also contribute to the development of wrinkles and a loss of skin elasticity.

Other factors, when combined with age, can significantly affect collagen. Environmental factors such as sunlight (UV radiation), pollution, and smoking can accelerate collagen degradation. UV radiation, in particular, damages collagen fibers and inhibits the production of new collagen. Glycation is a process where sugar molecules bind to collagen fibers, leading to the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs can contribute to collagen stiffness and loss of elasticity, accelerating the aging process. Hormonal changes associated with aging, such as decreased estrogen levels in women during menopause, can affect collagen production and lead to changes in skin structure and elasticity. Finally, diet plays a role in collagen synthesis. Nutrient deficiencies, particularly in vitamins C and E, zinc, and copper, can impair collagen production and contribute to skin aging.

Why Do I Need Collagen Renewal?

Collagen renewal can become your virtual fountain of youth! Renewal helps to maintain skin hydration, smoothness, and resilience, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging associated with aging. Most importantly, you’ll recover that youthful glow!

How to Protect and Renew

  • Use sunscreen to minimize UV damage, avoid excessive sun exposure, and protect your skin from harsh environmental elements.
  • Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle: Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
  • Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is crucial for skin health. Drink an adequate amount of water to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Utilize skin treatments: There are several effective treatments recommended by the NAWI Wellness Center, including Secret RF Microneedling, Juliet Erbium Skin Laser Treatment, and Sculptra Collagen treatment to enhance your skin’s collagen.

Make an Appointment at NAWI Wellness Center

NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, Florida can help you renew collagen and restore your youthful appearance. Treatments can be combined to provide a synergistic effect, significantly boosting collagen to give your skin a healthy glow.

Make a no-obligation appointment at NAWI for a consultation to evaluate your skin and develop a treatment plan. The Visia Skin Analysis system will provide an in-depth view of your skin’s condition. Then the highly skilled NAWI team will talk with you about your goals to determine the best treatment plan for you. Call 239-202-0441 or click here for an online appointment.

Pre-Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal: A Permanent Solution for Unwanted Hair - NAWI

Preparation for permanent laser hair removal is an important part of the treatment process and enhances the treatment’s effectiveness. This article explains permanent laser hair removal and the preparation process.

Relief from Unwanted Hair

Unwanted hair can be a persistent issue, often requiring frequent maintenance through shaving, waxing, or plucking. These methods, while effective for short-term hair removal, can be time-consuming and may result in skin irritation or ingrown hairs. At NAWI Wellness Center, located in Naples, FL, we offer a more lasting solution through laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a treatment that employs concentrated beams of light to target hair follicles. Utilizing advanced technology and medical expertise, we aim to provide a treatment that is not only effective but also tailored to you.

What Is Permanent Laser Hair Removal

Traditional methods of hair reduction like shaving and waxing often fall short. These methods merely cut or remove the hair above the skin level or temporarily remove the hair without addressing the follicle, which means regrowth is inevitable. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, targets the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. This makes it a more effective method for achieving lasting hair reduction. We use focused laser technology to provide an effective treatment tailored to your specific hair and skin type.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal services involve applying a concentrated beam of light to the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and generates heat, which in turn disrupts the growth cycle of the hair. Laser hair removal services can permanently alter these hair follicles, which means you can enjoy hair-free skin for much longer.

Why Shaving Is Necessary Part of Pre-Laser Hair Removal

Shorter Hair Allows for More Accurate Laser Targeting

Having shorter hair in the treatment area enables the laser hair removal equipment to work more accurately. Long hair can scatter the laser light, making it less effective at targeting the follicles beneath the skin. When the hair is short, the laser can more directly focus on the pigment within the follicles, increasing the likelihood of a successful treatment.

Less Surface Hair Minimizes Risks

With longer hairs present on the skin’s surface, there’s a greater risk of external burning or irritation. The laser energy might interact with the surface hair, leading to adverse effects. Shaving before your hair reduction treatment can protect your skin by keeping the laser energy away from the skin’s surface and directing it more accurately toward the hair follicles underneath.

Improved Efficiency

Shorter hair also contributes to the overall efficiency of the treatment. Reduced hair length allows for quicker session times, as the laser can move smoothly over the skin. This enhances the laser hair removal results by increasing the effectiveness of each session, potentially reducing the total number of sessions you may need.

Can I Use Other Hair Removal Methods Before Laser Treatments?

Before receiving a laser treatment at NAWI Wellness Center, it’s important to understand that not all hair removal methods are compatible with the laser treatment. In particular, methods like waxing and using depilatory creams should be avoided. Here’s why:

Waxing

Waxing removes hair from the root, leaving the follicle empty. This poses a challenge for professional laser hair removal because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle. With the follicle empty, the laser has nothing to target, making the treatment less effective. Moreover, waxing can also cause irritation or alter the skin’s texture, which might affect the success and safety of the laser treatment.

Depilatory Creams

Similar to waxing, depilatory creams also interfere with laser hair removal. These creams work by breaking down the hair structure, again making it difficult for the laser to target the pigment in the follicles. Furthermore, depilatory creams can leave chemical residues on the skin, which might react with the laser and result in skin irritation or burns.

What Other Things Should I Avoid Pre-Laser Hair Removal? 

  • Tanning or Sun Exposure: Exposure to the sun or tanning beds can make your skin more sensitive and can make the treatment less effective. You’ll want to avoid tanning and excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before your scheduled appointment.
  • Exfoliation Products: Using scrubs, acids, or any other skin exfoliation products can make your skin sensitive. Sensitive skin may react adversely to the laser, so it’s best to avoid these types of products in your laser hair removal prep.
  • Hair Bleach: Bleaching your hair alters its pigment, making it harder for the laser to target the follicles effectively. For professional laser hair removal, it’s recommended to avoid hair bleach prior to your treatment.
  • Retinoids and Other Irritants: Using skin products that contain irritants like retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to the laser. For a smoother laser hair removal service, you may want to stop using such products at least a week before your appointment.

Preparations for Laser Hair Removal

4 Weeks Before: Stop Other Hair Removal Methods

In preparation for your laser hair removal treatment, it’s important to cease all other forms of hair removal, like waxing or depilatory creams, at least four weeks before your appointment. This ensures that the hair follicles are intact and can be effectively targeted by the laser.

2 Weeks Before: Start Limiting Sun Exposure

About two weeks before your laser hair removal, begin limiting your exposure to the sun. This helps to minimize the risk of complications or skin irritation during the treatment.

24-48 Hours Before: Shave the Area

As part of your laser hair removal prep, shave the area to be treated between 24 and 48 hours before your scheduled session. This allows for more accurate laser targeting and minimizes potential risks.

Immediately Prior: Prepare Your Skin

On the day of your treatment, make sure your skin is clean and free from makeup or lotions. Wearing loose, comfortable clothing will help you achieve the best laser hair removal results and make the experience as smooth as possible.

Let NAWI Wellness Center Help You

Preparing adequately for your laser hair removal treatment enhances the treatment’s effectiveness. If you’re considering this long-term solution for unwanted hair, NAWI Wellness Center is here to guide you through every step. To get started, reach out to us at (239) 202-0441 or contact us for a no-obligation, personalized consultation.

Here are some links for additional information:

Laser treatments at the NAWI Wellness Center.

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Different Types of Dermal Fillers | NAWI Wellness Center

Great face and skin

If you’re considering getting dermal fillers for a more youthful, refreshed appearance, NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL can offer you the best and most innovative treatment available. Our practice specializes in helping clients create a natural look that restores volume, fills wrinkles and folds, and plumps lips or cheeks – all without surgery or significant downtime. The NAWI Team are experts at helping you, our clients, define their unique beauty with an individualized approach to aesthetic treatments.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment among those seeking a non-surgical solution to aging skin. Made from materials such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid, these injectables are designed to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the face.

Dermal fillers are commonly used to enhance features such as the lips, cheeks, and chin and to fill in hollow areas beneath the eyes and around the mouth. Additionally, they can help smooth out wrinkles and lines in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the mouth and nose. When administered by a qualified professional, dermal fillers can provide a safe and effective way to achieve a rejuvenated, youthful-looking appearance.

What Are Some of the Different Types of Dermal Fillers We Have Available?

Let’s review the different types of fillers offered by the NAWI Wellness Center and how they restore your skin’s youthfulness and restore your personal beauty.

Juvederm

This is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face and add volume to areas like the cheeks and lips. It is a versatile filler that can be used for multiple areas of the face.

Juvederm Ultra

This is a slightly thicker formulation of Juvederm that is designed to provide more dramatic results. It is often used for deeper wrinkles and folds and adds volume to areas like the cheeks and lips.

Juvederm Ultra Plus

This is an even thicker Juvederm formulation designed for the most severe wrinkles and folds, as well as for facial volume loss. It is often used in the nasolabial folds (lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin).

Juvederm Volbella

This is a thinner Juvederm formulation specifically designed for the lips. It can be used to add volume, enhance the shape of the lips, and smooth out fine lines around the mouth.

Juvederm Voluma

This hyaluronic acid-based filler is designed to add volume to the cheeks and midface area. It can help restore a more youthful, lifted appearance to the face.

Restylane

Restylane is a line of hyaluronic acid-based fillers that can be used to add volume to the cheeks and lips and fill in wrinkles and lines. The Restylane line includes several different formulations, each designed to treat specific areas of the face.

Kysse

Restylane Kysse is a newer formulation of Restylane designed explicitly for lip enhancement. It is designed to provide natural-looking results and can add volume, shape, and definition to the lips.

Refyne

Restylane Refyne is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed to provide a natural-looking result while effectively reducing wrinkles and lines. It is a good choice for patients who want to improve their appearance more subtly.

Defyne

Restylane Defyne is a thicker formulation of Restylane that is used for deeper wrinkles and folds. It is designed to provide natural-looking results and can treat areas such as the nasolabial folds (lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin).

Kybella

Kybella is not precisely a dermal filler, but it is an injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. It contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps break down and absorb fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a more defined jawline.

Sculptra

Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production in the skin. Sculptra triggers the body’s natural healing response when injected, increasing collagen production. This increased collagen production can help to improve skin texture and tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and restore facial volume. Unlike other dermal fillers, the results of Sculptra are gradual and may take several months to develop fully.

What Makes You a Candidate for Any of These Treatments?

If you’re interested in exploring dermal filler treatments, the key to determining whether you’re a candidate is through a consultation with a member of the NAWI Team. Factors like your skin type, age, and cosmetic goals are all crucial factors that will be considered.

During the consultation, a NAWI team member will assess your skin, identify any areas of concern, and make recommendations based on your unique needs. With a tailored treatment plan, you can feel confident that you’re getting the proper treatment to help you achieve your desired results.

Discover the Power of Dermal Fillers in Naples, FL

At NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL, we take pride in providing top-quality dermal fillers to our clients. Our team is dedicated to helping you attain your aesthetic goals with personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs. Dermal fillers are a safe and practical way to enhance natural beauty, helping smooth fine lines and wrinkles or adding volume to particular facial areas. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions or concerns you have about the procedure, and we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? | NAWI Naples Wellness Center

Dermal Filler

In the day and age that we live in, there are more effective ways to reduce the signs of wrinkles. Traditional methods may not offer long-lasting results compared to more advanced treatments. If you are searching for a non-surgical, minimally invasive skin care treatment that offers long-lasting, natural-looking results, you are in the right place. At NAWI Wellness Center, we offer a range of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers use an active ingredient that can be naturally found in your body, making them a low-risk treatment. If you want to know more about dermal fillers and how long you can enjoy the results, call or visit us to schedule a consultation. 

What are Dermal Fillers? 

Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that targets skin concerns, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers can also tighten loose skin and restore volume loss. This group of non-surgical cosmetic treatments has a wide variety of options to choose from that all treat different areas of concern. 

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? 

Dermal fillers have been changing the way people see skin care for many years. This cosmetic treatment offers long-lasting results to people of most skin types and skin tones. Dermal fillers are highly effective due to their active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the connective tissue that surrounds your eyes. Injectable fillers work at deeper layers of your skin to reduce the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production and other essential chemicals. Dermal fillers target the source of your skin concern, unlike alternative treatments. 

The duration of the results you achieve with dermal fillers depends on your skin concerns and the type of filler used. Typically, you can enjoy your healthy, smooth skin for up to two years. Thereafter, you can schedule follow-up treatments to continue enjoying the benefits of dermal fillers. Because dermal fillers are non-surgical, you don’t have to worry about extensive recovery periods and scarring after treatment. When your treatment session is complete, you can continue with your daily activities. 

Types of Dermal Fillers 

We offer a range of dermal fillers to suit your needs. Each injectable filler typically offers similar benefits. However, they each are designed to address specific skin concerns. Here are the choices you have: 

The Juvéderm Collection 

Juvéderm is a large group of dermal fillers. The group consists of fillers that are designed to treat specific skin concerns. Juvéderm is one of the most popular dermal fillers due to its versatility and effectiveness. Juvéderm does not use any unnatural chemicals. Instead, it relies on hyaluronic acid. Due to hyaluronic acid being found in your body, there is a lower chance of allergic reactions. Juvéderm can treat skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, thin lips, and volume loss. Juvéderm products can last up to one year, making them a time-saving and cost-effective treatment option. 

Juvéderm Voluma 

As you age, your skin loses volume in your cheeks. This can give your face a tired and unhealthy appearance. Juvéderm Voluma is an innovative addition to the Juvéderm collection because it is designed to treat volume loss in your mid-face region. After your Voluma treatment session, you can expect immediate fullness in your cheeks. Due to the cross-linking technology and the thicker consistency of the gel, you can enjoy the results of Juvéderm Voluma for up to two years. 

Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus

Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus are designed to treat fine lines on your mouth, nose, and eyes. This range can also be used for lip augmentation. Ultra typically produces softer, more subtle results, while Ultra Plus offers more dramatic results and treats deeper wrinkles. The results that you achieve with these fillers are natural-looking. 

Juvéderm Volbella and Vollure 

Volbella and Vollure each use cross-link technology similar to Voluma. However, the consistency of the gel is thinner. This makes it a more effective treatment for fine lines in your facial area and lip augmentation. You can enjoy results for up to eighteen months. 

Restylane 

Restylane also uses hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient. The consistency and shape of the Restylane molecules differ from other dermal fillers. Restylane is more granular, which produces longer-lasting results. 

Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne 

Restylane Refyne and Defyne are designed to treat facial folds around your mouth called marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Refyne is effective for fine to moderate lines, and Defyne is more effective for severe wrinkles and folds. Both injectables offer natural-looking results. 

Restylane Kysse 

Restylane Kysse uses XpresHAn technology. This filler produces natural-looking results. This treatment is designed to plump up and augment your lips. It can improve the shape and color of your lips while offering results for up to one year. 

Kybella  

A double chin can be the result of genetics, age, and excessive weight gain. A regular exercise routine and healthy diet may not be effective against a double chin. If this is your case, Kybella is perfect for you. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, which helps to break down fat cells under your chin. 

Sculptra 

While most people experience wrinkles on their faces, the signs of aging may affect other areas of the body, such as your hands, feet, and knees. Sculptra stimulates collagen production and repairs underlying tissue. Sculptra is typically combined with radiofrequency energy to achieve more dramatic and longer-lasting results. 

Schedule Your Dermal Filler Treatment With Us 

At NAWI Wellness Center, we are proud to offer a range of dermal fillers. We will take care of you from the beginning of your journey to reduce the signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Call or visit us in Naples, FL, today to schedule a consultation and reduce the signs of aging.

Have You Heard About Secret RF Microneedling? | NAWI Wellness Center

RF Microneedling in Naples, FL

Are you experiencing a specific skin concern as a result of age or tissue damage? Wrinkles, loose skin, and tissue scarring can make you look and feel older. While these things can’t always be prevented or avoided, we have the perfect procedure to treat them.

At NAWI Wellness Center, we offer a non-surgical treatment known as Secret RF microneedling. We can effectively reduce the appearance of your skin concerns. Secret RF microneedling can help you look and feel good as it improves the condition of your skin. Would you like to schedule an appointment for Secret RF microneedling? Contact us online or visit us in Naples, FL, to schedule your consultation. If you need more information, keep reading. We are going to tell you all you need to know about Secret RF microneedling.

What is Secret RF microneedling? 

Secret RF microneedling uses radiofrequency (RF) waves to treat skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. With age, you may develop wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth, eyes, and neck. Your skin may begin to sag, causing your jaw to lose its definition. 

Perhaps you have acne scars becoming more visible as you get older. Secret RF microneedling can help with all these issues. Although Secret RF microneedling is relatively new in the personal wellness industry, it has helped many people address their skin concerns without expensive cosmetic surgery.

How Does Secret RF microneedling Work?

Secret RF microneedling uses a special device with tiny needles to puncture the top layer of skin and create microchannels. These channels are only about 3mm deep. The advanced technology we use creates micro-wounds in your skin to make a path for radiofrequency waves to enter. The RF waves work through the tiny needles and apply high-intensity energy in a specific pattern. RF needling is an accurate and precise procedure that delivers the exact amount of pressure and RF waves to achieve great results. By creating small wounds on your skin, we trigger the healing process.  

Depending on your unique skin concern, we can apply a nutrient-rich serum to your skin. The tiny channels also allow the nutrients to travel further than the surface of your skin, making it more effective. The primary objective of the Secret RF microneedling treatment is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin so your skin can become tighter and heal scar tissue. You will notice increased elasticity and smoother skin. This is one of the best ways to combat the signs of aged skin and damaged tissue. 

You will be pleased to know that the Secret RF microneedling treatment is not a painful procedure. We understand that needles can be off-putting to most people. However, RF needling uses very tiny needles that put slight pressure on your skin with a bit of heat. Most patients find it tolerable, but we also apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the treatment. 

How Many Secret RF Microneedling Sessions Do I Need? 

On average, patients need 3-4 Secret RF microneedling treatments with 4-6 week intervals between them. This treatment plan should be enough to provide your desired results. You should see some changes in your skin after the second treatment, with final results showing 3 months after your last Secret RF microneedling session. 

What Does Secret RF Microneedling Treat? 

The perfect duo of microneedling and radiofrequency energy can effectively treat a variety of skin concerns, such as:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars 
  • Deep facial folds 
  • Skin discoloration 
  • Dark spots 
  • Loose skin
  • Uneven skin tone 

Who Can Use Secret RF Microneedling?

Secret RF microneedling is a versatile treatment suitable for people of all ages, genders, and skin types. It is a safe treatment that can reduce the appearance of various skin concerns. Not sure this treatment is right for you? Make an appointment for a no-obligation consultation and we can assess your skin condition and determine whether Secret RF microneedling is suitable for your skin.

The Secret RF Microneedling Before and After

Now that you know what radiofrequency microneedling is, we can delve deeper into the procedure. We will discuss preparations and aftercare for the procedure. 

Preparing for Secret RF Microneedling 

Microneedling is not harmful to your skin, but certain measures should be taken to ensure optimal results during and after the treatment. During your initial consultation, we will provide a list of things to avoid, such as certain anti-inflammatory medications, products containing salicylic acid, and the consumption of alcohol. We also recommend that patients steer clear of self-tanning lotions, sunbathing, and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks before their treatment. The goal is to keep your skin in it’s best condition, so we can avoid causing unnecessary skin irritation.

Secret RF Microneedling Aftercare

Since Secret RF microneedling is not a surgical procedure, you don’t have to worry about a lengthy recovery period. You can continue with your day-to-day activities. We only recommend that clients avoid makeup for a few hours after the procedure. We will also apply an ointment to your skin to achieve the best results.

Use Secret RF Microneedling For Remarkable Results

As you can see, microneedling with RF energy offers your skin many benefits. You can have smoother, tighter, and clearer skin after only 3-4 sessions. As far as non-surgical treatments go, Secret RF microneedling stands out for its great results. At NAWI Wellness Center, we offer microneedling with RF energy to target your skin concerns. For more information, contact us online or visit us in Naples, FL, to schedule an appointment.

Laser Hair Removal: A Permanent Solution for Unwanted Hair | NAWI Naples

This post covers Laser Hair Removal: A permanent solution to unwanted hair. We hope you find it to be informative.

Getting Rid of Unwanted Hair

Unwanted hair can be a time-consuming problem. Solutions such as shaving and waxing aren’t ideal because they need to be repeated continuously or they lose their effectiveness. If you have ever wished for a more permanent solution for your unwanted hair, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal. 

Laser hair removal is one of our treatments at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL. It is beneficial because it is non-invasive and effective and can permanently remove unwanted hair from many areas of the body. We are happy to offer several different laser hair removal options in our office. 

What Is Laser Hair Removal? 

Laser hair removal is the process of destroying hair follicles in the body permanently using laser technology. During this process, the hair is targeted while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. The treatment is relatively painless, especially for those who are used to treatments such as waxing, and many different methods can be used to increase comfort during the treatment. Laser hair removal is versatile and can state-of-the-art platforms make it possible to treat people with a wider variety of skin types, skin colors, and hair colors.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? 

The devices that we use are equipped with laser technology that specifically targets the pigment that is in the hair follicle. This light is customizable to fit your skin tone and the color of your hair. Once the light energy penetrates the skin, it converts to heat energy. This heat damages the hair follicle and prevents it from growing any more hair. 

Laser hair removal treatments can only target hair follicles that are actively growing. This is because the laser is attracted to the melanin in the hair. As a result, more than one treatment is needed to achieve full hair removal in an area. As resting or regressing hair follicles move back into the active stage of hair growth, they can be targeted with additional treatments. On average, our patients need 7-10 treatments to achieve the results they are looking for. 

What Platform Do We Use? 

At our clinic, we use several different hair removal platforms to help customize the treatment to the patient. We are able to treat individuals with light and dark skin as well as a variety of hair colors. We can adjust laser settings or use different devices depending on what your specific skin and hair color require. 

What Do Laser Treatments Feel Like? 

Laser hair removal treatments have been improved to increase patient comfort. Some devices have cooling technology that helps to keep the surface of the skin from getting hot while the laser energy penetrates the hair follicles. Most people experience what feels like a small rubber band snapping against the skin each time the laser is used. Numbing cream can often be applied 15 to 20 minutes before treatment to help minimize sensation in the area during treatment, but not everyone needs topical anesthetic to be comfortable. 

Common Hair Removal Treatments

Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Brazilian laser hair removal involves removing hair that is in the pubic area. If you have been performing bikini waxes or dealing with ingrown hairs in this area, laser treatment can be a welcome relief. Bikini laser hair removal treatments are more comfortable than waxing and we keep your comfort and privacy in mind at all times during the treatment. 

Underarm Laser Hair Removal

One of the most common areas for laser hair removal is the armpits. Because of the smaller surface area, underarm laser hair removal treatments offer a fast solution that will allow you to stop shaving in this area for good. 

Full Body Laser Hair Removal

Are you ready to make the plunge and have hair removed from all parts of the body? You can choose full-body laser hair removal that can put your shaving and waxing days behind you. You can contact us to find out how much our full-body laser hair removal packages will be or to ask any other questions you may have.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent? 

Laser hair removal treatments are considered permanent. However, changes in the body and aging can sometimes cause dormant hair follicles to reactivate and patients sometimes find hair growing in areas where they have had the treatment. Maintenance appointments every few years can help to keep your skin smooth and hair-free. 

What to Expect

Before you come in for your first treatment, you’ll have a consultation to make sure you are a good candidate. Prior to treatment, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure to protect your skin and avoid getting a tan. You will want to shave the treatment area before coming in and keep your skin clean of any products. 

During treatment, we may draw a grid on the treatment area and will supply you with safety goggles. You will be able to stay clothed everywhere but the treatment area. Treatment should be comfortable but you can communicate any discomfort with us at any time. 

After treatment, we will give you instructions on how to care for the treatment area. You can expect to see hair naturally falling out anywhere from a few days after treatment to a few weeks. You’ll need to wait several weeks in between appointments to allow resting hair follicles to reach active growth.  

Laser Hair Removal At NAWI Wellness

If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or applying creams, take a break from the hassle with permanent laser hair removal at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL. Contact us today through our website or by calling us. 

Benefits of Laser Skin Treatments at NAWI Naples Wellness Center

Benefits of laser skin treatment
Laser skin treatments offer many benefits to men and women. Treatments can address the visible signs of aging and the restoration of your skin’s youthful appearance. This post explains laser skin treatment options, how each laser skin treatment works, and matching each treatment with your needs. As we get older, it can be daunting to see the signs of aging. Wrinkles and sun damage adds up over time to make you look older than your actual age. Highly safe and effective laser technology quickly addresses these issues, resulting in smooth and healthy-looking skin with renewed self-confidence.

What Are Laser Skin Treatments and What Are the Benefits?

Laser skin treatments are a non-surgical alternative to treating various skin disorders and issues. These treatments can stimulate cell healing, leading to an improved overall tone and texture of your skin. Lasers emits high-energy light beams that penetrate the deeper layers of your skin, resolving conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. Clients can also benefit from reduced fine lines and wrinkles, scars, lesions, or enlarged pores with little to no downtime.

What Types of Laser Skin Treatments Are Offered? 

At NAWI Wellness Center, laser skin treatments are designed to help you achieve your personal beauty goals safely and effectively. We offer five different laser skin treatments.

BBL Hero

BBL Hero stands for broadband light (BBL), high energy rapid output (HERO). This is a leading-edge skin rejuvenation technology that yields excellent results for those clients with sun damaged skin on the face, neck, and upper body. It gently & quickly removes skin pigment and other skin imperfections with no discomfort. Large areas of the body can be treated in minutes with immediately visible, lasting results.

Moxi Laser Treatment

Moxi Laser Skin Treatment is a gentle laser which resurfaces skin to help lighten, brighten, and refresh your skin with minimal downtime. The Moxi Laser Skin Treatment was designed as a preventative skincare treatment to correct the initial signs of sun damage and the appearance of aging skin. Through the use of a gentle, low-energy laser, Moxi Laser Skin Treatment corrects pigmentation issues and delivers dramatic tonal and textural improvements to your skin. The Moxi Laser Skin Treatment also stimulates the production of collagen and increases cell turnover, helping to provide a more youthful appearance.

Laser Genesis 

Laser Genesis is a revolutionary skin treatment that provides the perfect solution for men and women seeking to combat facial issues associated with aging. Emitting gentle pulses of light energy, it stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, providing long-lasting results with minimal discomfort. As the treated area heats up, collagen production is activated, which helps diminish signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Laser Genesis can also reduce redness caused by sun damage.  There is no need for topical anesthetics or gel during treatments. You will notice consistent improvements in your skin’s health and overall appearance as you receive more Laser Genesis sessions.

Juliet Erbium Laser 

The Juliet Erbium laser skin treatment is a revolutionary laser light therapy that offers a unique level of precision and control in targeting different problem areas. It is designed to effectively reduce visible wrinkles, facial lines, and blemishes caused by aging and time. Juliet laser also promises highly localized treatments with minimal disruption of underlying tissues, making it an ideal solution for those who don’t want to undergo a major laser procedure.  It utilizes fractional laser technology, penetrating the skin with beams of light absorbed by the water in your skin cells to instantly vaporize a very small amount of skin tissue without causing significant discomfort or needing topical or local anesthesia. Fresh new skin tissue will grow quickly, providing you with revitalized, glowing skin.

IPL Photofacial Laser

Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is a quick way to rejuvenate aged or damaged skin. The light pulses penetrate deep below the surface level of your skin. IPL Photofacial laser treatment reduces age lines, wrinkles, and redness. IPL Photofacial is also beneficial for diminishing acne scars and improving the appearance of certain scars.

Are Laser Skin Treatments Right for Me? 

Laser skin treatments are an excellent solution for those looking to improve their complexion and reduce the signs of aging. From treating sun damage to reducing wrinkles, laser treatments can help you achieve your desired look with minimal downtime. If you are concerned about your skin’s texture and tone, you may be a good candidate for laser skin treatments.

Schedule Your Consultation with NAWI Wellness Today!

NAWI Wellness Center is proud to offer several treatments to address the many different needs of clientele. We understand that everyone’s skin is unique.  Dr. Dean and the NAWI team creates a personalized treatment plan to address that client’s specific needs. Contact NAWI today for a no-obligation consultation and learn how to start achieving your best self with treatments tailored just for you. 

Defeat Age with Dermal Fillers

Do you feel younger than you look? Perhaps you should consider defeating age with dermal fillers? Please enjoy the information that follows.

Dermal Fillers Can Help Defeat Age

Aging can be an unavoidable part of life and it is common to experience a loss in self-confidence due to changes in skin elasticity and volume, and the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines. Aging affects us all, and it can be hard to accept when it takes a toll on our appearance. It’s natural to look for ways to help reduce the signs of aging. Dermal fillers can take years off, restoring volume and reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

At NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL, dermal fillers are one option for restoring needed volume and diminishing those pesky wrinkles. We offer dermal filler treatments tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. If you are looking for a way to counteract the effects of aging on your skin’s appearance, dermal fillers may be the answer you need.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for people of all ages. Generally formulated as a gel, dermal fillers are injected into specific areas of the body to reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and creases, as well as other aesthetic concerns. Whether it be on the face or hands, dermal fillers can make us look years younger within minutes. The best thing about dermal fillers is that there is an immense variety of filler options available so each patient can get a customized treatment that directly addresses their individual concerns. With dermal fillers, you can now instantly reclaim your youthful look and boost your self-esteem too.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers provide many benefits that other anti-aging treatments cannot match. For starters, they require no down time for recovery: after getting injections, you can go right back to work or leisure activities without any interruption. The results are also immediate; as soon as the injection is complete, you will notice a difference in your appearance. Finally, dermal fillers last much longer than other treatments such as Botox – usually up to one year or more depending on the type of filler used.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are several different types of dermal fillers available, each with its own unique properties. Some of the most popular types include:

Juvéderm

Juvéderm dermal fillers have become a popular option among many looking to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Juvéderm offers several different formulas, such as Voluma to address wrinkles and plump hollow areas, Vollure for deep wrinkles, Volbella for lip augmentation and Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus for fine lines. The dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin from within. Results are instant and usually last up to six months or more.

Restylane

Restylane is a dermal filler used to add volume to the skin and reduce wrinkles. For added versatility, Restylane has three main products—Refyne, Defyne and Kysse—that all achieve similar effects but with special focuses. Refyne is used for moderate facial wrinkles, allowing for natural expressions without visible signs of fillers, Defyne corrects deeper wrinkles for more dramatic results, and Kysse adds volume to the lips with a natural augmentation and lasting hydrating effects. With its various dermal fillers, Restylane provides plenty of options for anyone looking to give their skin a refreshed look.

Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that can help smooth and plump areas such as the hands, feet, and knees. This collagen-stimulating dermal filler works by repairing underlying tissue damage over a period of time and is often combined with Secret RF. Several appointments may be needed in order to achieve the optimal results desired, so if you’re looking for comprehensive anti-aging treatment options, you should definitely consider giving Sculptra a try.

Kybella 

Kybella is quickly becoming an attractive dermal filler choice for many people. It is an injectable that minimizes the appearance of a double chin and can also be used to reduce facial wrinkles. Unlike other dermal fillers, which are usually made up of agents meant to replace collagen, Kybella works by breaking down excess fat. By targeting and destroying fat cells in the area injected, Kybella creates a smoother and more toned appearance without any downtime. 

In addition, results may appear after only one treatment session compared to other dermal fillers which often require several treatments for successful results. For these reasons, Kybella is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative dermal filler solution.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Almost everyone is a good candidate. Dr. Dean and the NAWI team will take a look at your medical history to make sure that any existing conditions won’t interfere with your treatment or recovery. It is important to note that if you have an active infection at the treatment site, or are currently pregnant, it would be best to delay the session until these conditions are resolved. The best way to determine if dermal fillers are right for you is through a no-obligation consultation with us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide qualified advice as needed. 

Achieve Youthful Looks Through Dermal Fillers

At NAWI Wellness Center in Naples, FL, we offer dermal fillers for clients throughout Southwest Florida. If you’re looking to achieve a younger, healthier appearance, dermal fillers can do wonders. Our approach is simple: We strive to provide our clients with the highest quality of service while helping them reach their aesthetic and wellness goals in an affordable and convenient manner. Contact us today for a consultation to get started on your journey towards rejuvenated beauty.