The A E Skin Weekend Rejuvenation is the newest and most exciting treatment now available at A E Skin. Dr. Alex designed the Weekend Rejuvenation by modifying his previously designed Ultimate Rejuvenation to allow for recovery in a weekend. This combination laser treatment addresses multiple aspects of aging in a single session, including dark spots and other discolorations, redness and broken capillaries, uneven texture and tone, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, dull skin, and laxity. The treatment starts with baseline photographs and application of numbing cream which remains on the skin for approximately 15 minutes. After the skin is cleaned and eye protection is applied, the first step is the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment is the most common treatment at A E Skin and Dr. Alex has performed nearly 5,000 of these treatments. This step takes less than five minutes and improves dark spots, uneven color, rosacea or generalized redness, and broken capillaries. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment also helps to stimulate collagen formation (which naturally slows down as we age) to improve the skin's radiance and close enlarged pores. The second step is the Micro Laser Peel, which removes a thin layer of dead skin cells to improve the texture and make the skin smoother to the touch. This also provides a radiant glow to the skin as light is reflected better off the skin when the surface is smooth as opposed to rough skin due to buildup of dead skin cells that occurs naturally over time as the skin cell growth cycle slows. The Micro Laser Peel also enhances the results of the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment because it allows for faster exfoliation of the pigment. The final step is a light version of the Pro Fractional Therapy. In this step, microscopic holes are made in the skin, similar to microneedling but more precise. The Pro Fractional Therapy goes about ten times as deep as the Micro Laser Peel but treats less than 2 % of the skin surface instead of the entire surface treated with the Micro Laser Peel. This not only stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, but also allows for exfoliation of the deeper pigment which does not always occur with just the first two steps. Redness and swelling are normal after the treatment and cold compresses can be applied to keep you comfortable. If the treatment is done on a Friday, most people are recovered by the following Monday and can go back to work with mineral makeup. A series of three to six treatments are recommended at four to eight week intervals. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not be treated. Please see the links to some video testimonials below to see what patients say about the treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex.