As much as we may dread it, none of us are getting any younger. And although they say “you’re only as old as you feel,” it can be hard to feel young when you look in the mirror and see the signs of aging in your face.
While the first step to great skin is a great at-home routine, getting some extra help can provide a major boost when trying to bring out your inner youth. Forum Health of West Bloomfield has provided this kind of help to hundreds of patients across Michigan!
If you’re looking for the best medical facials in West Bloomfield, you’ve come to the right place. Our highly trained staff will help ensure that you find the right facial treatment for your unique needs and goals. Read on below to learn more about some of our favorite anti-aging treatments!
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet-rich plasma, or blood-derived growth factors, has proven to be one of the most effective ways to achieve true facial rejuvenation. Though many will recognize using blood-derived growth factors for its benefits in treating and relieving body pain, this particular treatment can do so much more—including hair restoration, improvements to men’s and women’s sexual health, and yes, facials in West Bloomfield!
Why is it particularly effective at treating all of these different concerns? It stems from the fact that this process uses your body’s own natural growth factors to regenerate a specific treatment area.
This process starts by taking a blood sample from your arm and then putting that sample into a centrifuge to separate out the growth factors. We then inject those growth factors back into the face to naturally regrow the cells and restore a vibrant, youthful appearance!
There are two specific facials in West Bloomfield that use blood-derived growth factors we can perform—a Vampire Facelift and a Vampire Facial.
The Difference Between a Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift
Vampire Facials combine blood-derived growth factors and microneedling to provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation. We’ll dive a bit deeper into this process later on, but microneedling involves creating small microwounds in the skin to stimulate collagen production within the face. As that collagen rebuilds, it creates a firmer, more youthful appearance that works exceptionally well in tandem with the cell re-growth!
Vampire Facelifts, on the other hand, combine blood-derived growth factors and hyaluronic acid fillers to help lift the skin and restore facial volume and shape. The medical aesthetic experts at Forum Health can customize the type and amount of HA fillers they use to create a facial shape that matches your aesthetic goals.
The other main difference between a Vampire Facelift and a Vampire Facial is that while a Vampire Facial uses microneedling to spread the serum across the face, a Vampire Facelift injects the growth factors below the dermis. Regardless, both treatments have the ability to provide a younger, natural-looking complexion without surgery!
Both treatments last less than one hour and can bring immediate results after just one treatment. However, most patients see the best possible results after a series of 3 treatments.
If you’re looking for long lasting results from your facial in West Bloomfield, another highly effective treatment offered at Forum Health is the SkinPen treatment! How effective is it? Currently, the SkinPen is the only microneedling device with FDA clearance to treat acne scarring in patients 22 years old and above.
But treating acne scars isn’t the only thing the SkinPen can do! Some other common skin concerns we can treat with this device include:
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Surgical Scars
- Stretch Marks
As we alluded to above, microneedling is the process of creating tiny holes in the skin at a microscopic level (after applying a numbing agent to the treatment area to help mitigate or prevent pain). As a result of the body’s biological healing process, these microwounds help to stimulate the body’s collagen production while creating new blood vessels and cells.
Ultimately, collagen is what helps to reshape and remodel the skin’s scar tissue. During the healing process, your body will also replace the microwounds with new blood vessels and dermal tissues. You can even combine your SkinPen treatments with blood-derived growth factors to produce even better results and faster healing times!
For those looking for SkinPen facials in West Bloomfield, you can expect a relatively short treatment process following an initial consultation. If you’re a good match for SkinPen, you can expect to receive a series of 3, 30-minute treatments. These treatments will include a topical numbing cream to help minimize any discomfort.
When your provider finishes the SkinPen treatment, it’s possible you may experience some mild symptoms such as redness, dry skin, or tenderness. We’ll provide you with post-procedure care instructions to help minimize symptoms and maximize your treatment results!
DermaFrac & Infusions
Another type of microneedling treatment offered by Forum Health, DermaFrac differs from SkinPen in its ability to include different infusions to create a radiant glow! Some of these infusions include:
- Vitamin C
- Skin Clarification
- Blood-Derived Growth Factors
Because it’s a microneedling treatment, the DermaFrac device also creates microwounds in the skin—specifically below the outer layers and above the capillaries and nerve endings. What these microwounds also accomplish, however, are microchannels in the skin’s dermal junction. The microchannels are what allow us to add infusions to bring out your most beautiful self and encourage your skin to stay tight and healthy.
The DermaFrac device makes this all possible through its incredible precision. This handheld piece helps hold the skin in place by using a vacuum-like suction—while our aesthetic professionals create microchannels and add infusions at the proper skin depth to create fantastic results. This vacuum technology also allows us to pull the topical solutions across the skin to ensure optimal infusion.
Not only does this treatment help with exfoliation, but most patients find DermaFrac facials in West Bloomfield to be very comfortable. The treatment takes roughly one hour to perform based on an individual’s unique skincare concerns and goals. And because it’s so gentle, you won’t need any downtime following your treatment!
Some concerns we can treat with DermaFrac include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Aging skin
- UV damage
- Sun damage and pigmentation
- Enlarged pores
- The strength of the skin
- Oily, congested skin
At Forum Health of West Bloomfield, we use neurtoxins—Jueveau in particular—as a quick and simple method of reducing the appearance of both fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkles and similar imperfections are a natural part of aging, but they can also start to appear because of environmental damage, repeated muscle contractions, and damage from free radicals in the air. With a 15-minute Jueveau treatment once every 3 to 4 months, you can eliminate current dynamic wrinkles and lines while preventing new ones from forming.
Our aesthetic providers can use Jueveau to help temporarily restrict muscle movement at a microscopic level. By preventing the muscles in your face from moving, it can ensure you get visibly younger-looking skin that looks natural!
It’s also important to note that the effects of neuromodulators will only remain through continued treatments. This means that the effects are also reversible or adjustable if your preferences change over time or you would like to try different facials in West Bloomfield. Discontinuing the use of neuromodulators will cause your skin’s appearance to go back to the way it was prior to receiving any treatment.
How Jueveau Works
Following your initial consultation with our team, we’ll mark any necessary treatment areas based on your individual needs and treatment goals. Your injector will then carefully infuse the serum into your body using a fine needle.
Most patients will feel little to no discomfort during their treatment, and the results will look completely natural! So, if you’re worried about your face freezing up or concerned that others will know you’ve gotten Jueveau (or other neuromodulators), there’s no need to worry. You’ll still look like yourself, only with a more refreshed, radiant appearance!
You can expect to see the results of your neuromodulator treatment within about 5 to 10 days. To ensure that you maintain these results, we recommend scheduling follow-up appointments every 3 to 4 months or whenever you notice the effects of your treatment beginning to fade.
Schedule Your Facial in West Bloomfield!
When you work with Forum Health, you get the benefit of dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Our team will offer timely service and support, as well as all the necessary information needed to begin your testing and treatment process.
We also perform these services at our other locations across Eastern Michigan, including Novi, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, and Shelby. Dedicated to providing a premier patient care experience, our team customizes each plan specifically for you—providing individualized guidance and support to help you overcome your unique challenges.
If you’re ready to restore a youthful appearance with the help of medical aesthetics, we can help! Schedule an in-person appointment today and see the difference a science-backed plan and experienced medical professionals can do for you.