Portrait® Skin Regeneration is unlike any other treatment available today. It is the first and only technology proven to deliver true skin regeneration.
While some treatments lead to improved skin only at the surface, Portrait is clinically proven to alter structures below the surface, stimulating regeneration and improvements in wrinkles, tone, texture and discoloration. This technique transfers plasma energy to the treated area without direct skin contact. The skin's outer layers are preserved which act as a protective dressing until new skin regenerates.
What makes Portrait® different from other available treatments?
Portrait® is the first and only treatment clinically proven to regenerate skin. Its unique energy- transferring mechanism initiates regeneration deep below the skin's surface, remodeling the skin's architecture. This creates dramatic results that improve over time as the new architecture progressively replaces the old.
What kind of improvements can you expect?
You will see improvements in skin texture, tone and reduction of fine wrinkles at lower levels of treatment and reduction of deep wrinkles at higher levels of treatment. New healthier collagen growth will improve contours and enhance your overall appearance.
What does the procedure feel like and how long does it take?
You may experience a localized sensation of heat during the brief procedure. A topical anesthetic is generally applied before the procedure, though specific individual needs may vary. A full face treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes.
How many treatments do I need ?
Typically this will vary from 1 to 4 treatments, depending upon desired outcome, your skin condition and the level of improvement you are seeking relative to downtime. It usually takes from one or two days to just over a week for your skin to appear normal with or without makeup.
How does it work?
Nitrogen plasma energy is transferred to the architecture of the skin using a non-contact technique producing controlled, uniform regeneration of the skin.
What should I expect after a treatment?
At lower levels of treatment there will be some mild redness and flaking of the skin. At higher levels, the outer layer of skin browns and is shed 3 to 5 days after treatment. Once this occurs, the redness of the regenerated skin will last for 2-3 days. Shedding may take a little longer at the edges of the treated area. Localized redness may last slightly longer in some patients. On darker skin, the localized redness may appear as a darker spot that lightens over time.
How soon will I see a difference and how long will it last?
You will see results soon after your treatment. However, one of the most striking and unique advantages of Portrait® is that it stimulates a natural process of regeneration, producing results that progressively improve over time. Clinical studies show that this improvement progression continues for at least one year after treatment. Patients are amazed when they compare their appearances before treatment and twelve months later.
Is the Portrait® procedure safe ?
Portrait® has demonstrated an excellent safety profile in clinical studies. It has not shown protracted periods of downtime, scarring, hypo-pigmentation, or prolonged hyper-pigmentation associated with other light or ablative laser treatments.
Can Portrait® be used with other treatments?
You should discuss other procedures you have had within the last 12 months with the Doctor, to make the best determination for your unique skin goals.
How much does the procedure cost ?
Cost will vary depending upon the treatment regimen best for you. Generally the cost is comparable to other similar procedures.