Bioregenerative Face XO
This is our gold standard treatment to help improve skin.
This treatment is not a “facial.” We use a multi-step process, employing many different modalities to improve your skin. We use:
- hyaluronic acid, a basic building block in cells
- PRP, which uses your own blood plasma as an skin improvement agent
- Exosomes, a broad term to cover stem cells from outside of your body
- Microneedling is used to help deliver the products and stimulate skin improvement on its own
- Red laser treatment
- Fractional lasers
As you age, your skin quality declines. Hormonal changes around menopause have a great effect, but so do habits. For those of us in sunny California, sun damage is a large contributor to skin aging. Smoking (which includes vaping and pot) also contributes to skin aging.
Our bioregenerative face XO program helps your skin look fresh and dewy again. It’s time to regain the glow.
BIOREGENERATIVE FACE XO AT A GLANCE
BIOREGENERATIVE FACE XO
WHAT: Performed for women and men, our Signature Bioregenerative face XO is a multi-step therapy that leads to a youthful glow, reduction of fine lines and blemishes, and brighter skin. Initial glow is visible in a few days to one week. As your own skin rejuvenates itself and produces more collagen, peak effect occurs in 2-3 months that lasts several more months. Downtime involving redness lasts a few hours for most patients. Steps consist of:
- Fractional laser
- Medical-grade microneedling
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
- Hyaluronic Acid topically applied
- Red laser to promote healing
- Barrier cream
Following the procedure you may be red for 24 hours.
TIME: Takes about an hour.
FREQUENCY: This is typically done as a 3 session series, 4 weeks apart.
MAINTENANCE: is usually done every 6 months to one year.
$1500 for one treatment
$3600 for a series of three
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling uses small, sterilized medical grade needles to prick the skin. The purpose is to smooth the skin by generating new collagen and help whatever topical products you put on penetrate into the skin for better efficacy. This aesthetic treatment is most commonly used on the face, and is thought to reduce acne, scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and large pores. It can be combined with hyaluronic acid, PRP or PRF protein rich plasma or fibrin, and stem cells. Medical grade microneedling is important- you want sterile fresh needles which go to a specific depth (which varies based on thickness of the skin).
The procedure is minimally invasive. You will have redness for the first 24 hours. The treatment takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on area covered. Best results are seen with a series of treatments.
Why not do this at home? It is important that you stimulate the skin without causing infection or scarring. Blunt needles, non sterile needles, and uneven depth of needles are all issues.
PRP / PRF Protein Rich Plasma
PRP has been around for a decade. PRP stands for protein rich plasma or protein rich fibrin,. How do you get it? It is a simple blood draw, then your blood isspun in a centrifuge, and then the plasma component is separated out.
Why? PRP is though this has regenerative properties. PRP has shown to be effective for hair regrowth, particularly when used with microneedling.
Here we are using facial microneedling to help the PRP/PRF penetrate into the skin. This helps improve the skin texture and quality.
Exosomes is a broad category. The actual exosome helps with intercellular communication. Exosomes are thought to be important for immune response, tumor progression, and neurodegenerative diseases. Why? Because exosomes are derived from stem cells.
There are over 2000 exosomes out there. Some are plant based, hematopoetic, embryonic, neural, endothelial, and placental. When researching the applications, you have to see how it is being applied. Is it IV? Topically? Research shows it may help new blood vessels form after organ injury; it may be used to make a vaccine to fight leukemia; it may have cardioprotective effects. For our uses, we are concerned with how it improves skin quality.
This is a burgeoning field. But there appears to be a true regenerative effect.