Alloderm ®: Overview
Alloderm is an FDA approved implant for the repair, replacement or improvement of skin and surface irregularities. Alloderm has been used since 1992. It is considered by many to be the best implant for improving soft tissue defects and enhancement of the body.
Alloderm is human skin that is processed by LifeCell Corporation. All cellular material from the donor is removed leaving pure collagen matrix. The graft is subsequently freeze dried so that there is no potential to transmit any disease. All donors undergo rigorous FDA-licensed screening by the tissue bank prior to acceptance into the donor bank.
Alloderm has many advantages that make it unique in comparison to other products. Since it is solid human collagen, Alloderm does not cause an allergic reaction as other implants might. Unlike other synthetic grafts, Alloderm does not have the firm feeling that can be associated with synthetic grafts. Over time the Alloderm implant will soften and become part of your own tissue making detection quite difficult. Unlike Collagen, this implant is permanent and will maintain most of its mass.
Alloderm ®: Procedure
Alloderm can be used in any area of the body. Common sites for implantation include: Body of the lips, lip borders, frown lines, forehead furrows, corners of the mouth, cheek folds, cheeks, chin, and breast.
Patients can experience minor swelling to the area depending on what procedure is performed. Typically patients can return to work the next day. These procedures can be performed with a local anesthetic.
- 7 Best Skin Rejuvenation Options for Middle-Aged Women
As we women age, we tend to become even more conscious of the way we look. We don’t look as young as we once did and we long for those days when our skin was tighter and younger-looking. The good news is, there are skin rejuvenation options available for middle-aged women. However, it can be hard to decide which one you should opt for. The good news is Dr. Michael W. Gray a world-renowned Cosmetic Surgeon (West Bloomfield, Michigan) has decided what are the 5 best rejuvenation options for middle-aged women, making your life a little easier:
1. Thread Lift
A thread lift is a procedure that involves using temporary sutures to give the skin a lift. Rather than removing the skin, the surgeon suspends it so the skin is lifted. The result means that the patient’s skin is lifted, making the face tighter and younger.
Thread lifts are used to lift the skin of the Face (Brows, nasal Folds, marionettes, Jowls, Cheeks, Neck) and Body (abdomen, elbows, knees, thighs, buttocks, etc.) but they’re also used to provide volume as a filler to the lips, and laugh lines as well as other areas needing volume. The thread is designed to dissolve over time leaving the body’s natural “glue” and collagen to support and hold the skin. As the suture dissolves it also creates even more collagen that can restore the natural volume to the affected area of the skin and helps improve fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Micro Laser Peel / Smooth Laser
Smooth Laser (Micro Laser Peel) is a laser treatment is a procedure that can make a real difference. This skin resurfacing treatment helps to promote a youthful appearance and could be ideal for women who wish to reduce their sunspots, Fine lines, Wrinkles while the heat that is generated also tightens skin. Immediate results are obtained with a short downtime period of only a few days. The Smooth Laser is a series of two treatments 3-6 weeks apart. As new collagen starts to grow, patients will find that their skin improves even more as time proceeds up to 6 months. The Smooth Laser can be used to improve the skin not only of the face but also Hands, Knees, Arms, Chest and top side of the foot.
Ideal for any woman who leads a very busy life, Oxy-Genio is a New skin rejuvenation procedure that Exfoliates, Oxygenates and Infuses essential nutrients into the skin. Safe for all types of skin this procedure provides # therapies in One to make the skin more youthful and natural. There is no downtime and results that are seen are immediate. Long-lasting, this treatment can help to remove pigmentation issues, scars, sun damage and more.
4. CO2 Laser Treatment
CO2 laser treatment is a type of laser resurfacing and involves using a CO2 laser (the best of all lasers). Patients who undergo this type of treatment can have fewer wrinkles and lines. The skin can look younger, taking years off your look, along with tightening the skin. CO2 is the best laser for those who wish only the best. Dr. Gray has been providing women and men with these fabulous therapies amongst other unique procedures for over two decades.
A safe, skin rejuvenation option for any age, Fraxel involves treating skin with 1,000s of laser columns that are smaller than a hair follicle. The treated skin is replaced with healthier, smoother, and younger-looking skin. This form of rejuvenation can be used all over the body to treat any issue with the skin.
6. PRP and Stem Cell Rejuvenation
Platelet Rich Plasma / Stem cell therapy is designed to bring back the youthful appearance of your skin and has been also used to restore hair. Using the body’s own Growth Factors concentrated and applied to the skin stimulates to rejuvenate itself.
As seen on the Kardashian’s this revolutionary technology produces results on the body’s muscles which in as little as half an hour is equivalent to 20,000 curls, situps, lunges targeting the biceps, triceps, quads, gluteal (butt) and abdominal muscles. This truly unique form of stimuli strengthens the muscle without the strain on your heart and joints. This NO-SWEAT treatment allows you to build and maintain tone and strength without the injury to joints or the spine and the resting phases deplete the muscle of the harmful by-products that result in the severe pain associated with an intense muscular exercise program.
If you are considering undergoing a skin rejuvenation procedure whether its nonsurgical or surgical Dr. Gray and his staff are here to help and guide you on your right path to a better New You. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Gray who has been helping Tens of Thousands of men and women reach their goals. His wonderful staff at the Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa are happy to answer all of your questions and queries, thereby putting your mind at ease.
At the Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa, Dr. Gray offers you high-quality service with the care and personal touch you need. Dr. Gray can help you get that youthful look once more, and build the confidence you need to feel good about yourself again. Contact Dr. Gray today if you’re considering skin rejuvenation. He is here for you. www.ANEWYOU.com or Call 248-538-3333
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