Some of the most common concerns for our patients include uneven color such as dark spots or redness and irregular texture such as fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, rough skin, and acne scars. The #nofilter treatment is an easy treatment to address all of these concerns.
The #nofilter treatment is a combination treatment designed by Dr. Alex to address multiple concerns at the same time with minimal down time. The name #nofilter treatment comes from the popular filters used on cellular telephones when taking pictures. Many people use these filters to make themselves look better in the picture. The idea is that you will no longer need to use these filters after your series of #nofilter treatments.
A number of factors contribute to the changes we see in our skin. The most important is sun damage, which leads to sun spots, redness, and broken capillaries. The sun also damages collagen in the skin. Collagen is the protein that keeps the skin firm, smooth, and youthful in appearance. Over time collagen is lost, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. Also, collagen can be damaged from acne breakouts, especially if you pick at them. This causes acne scars.
The first step in the #nofilter treatment is a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial. This step uses bright light to target and get rid of dark spots and redness. This helps with sun spots, age spots, melasma, redness, and broken capillaries. The second step in the #nofilter treatment is an Ultra Microneedling treatment. This step creates thousands of tiny holes in the skin and generates heat. This stimulates your skin to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. The new collagen will tighten the skin, helping with fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars.
The #nofilter treatment is very easy. After taking pictures to monitor your progress, we numb the skin for 15 minutes. This makes the #nofilter treatment virtually pain-free. Then the skin is cleansed with water and special cleansing solutions to remove all dirt, makeup, and oil. Eye protection stickers are placed on your eyes for the first step in the #nofilter treatment. You will see bright light; just keep your eyes closed and your eyes will be safe. We apply cold gel on the skin to transmit the light and we blow cold air to keep you comfortable during the first step of the #nofilter treatment. The first step takes just a few minutes and feels like a hot rubber band. After that we remove your eye protection and the gel from your skin. Before the second step in the #nofilter treatment we provide a different eye protection; this is a metal eye shield. During the second step of the #nofilter treatment gel is not needed but we continune to blos the cold air on your skin to keep you comfortable. The second step of the #nofilter treatment feels like a pins-and-needles sensation and also takes only a few minutes. After the #nofilter treatment we remove your eye protection and clean the skin. Your skin will feel hot for a few hours. We apply a hydrating mask immediately after the #nofilter treatment to calm down your skin and keep you comfortable. You can apply ice packs to your skin at home after your #nofilter treatment.
The best thing about the #nofilter treatment is that there is minimal down time. You can apply makeup and go to work the next day. Dr. Alex recommends a series of six #nofilter treatment done about once a month. After that Dr. Alex recommends a single #nofilter treatment every three months to keep your skin looking great. The patient shown here got significant improvement in the redness, uneven color, and acne scars after four #nofilter treatments. She also had a decrease in the swelling in her skin, which makes her look like she lost weight.
#nofilter Treatment Demonstration