You try your best to give your skin the TLC it needs. You protect it from the sun. You eat a healthy diet. You stay hydrated. You keep stress in check. You refuse to sleep with makeup on. You use high-quality skincare products and never skip a day of your routine.
While these daily habits do have an impact on your skin’s complexion and texture, they can’t match the deep action and dramatic benefits of a professional treatment. Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists offers a variety of noninvasive and minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures that pick up where your home routine leaves off. Our latest is DermTox™, an advanced microchanneling treatment that restores health and beauty from within.
By combining the revitalizing benefits of microneedling with the infusion of scientifically-advanced ingredients, DermTox™ can hydrate your skin, reduce pore size, treat acne and smooth fine lines. The result is a fresh and glowing appearance in as little as 30 minutes.
What Is Traditional Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that works by piercing the skin with tiny, evenly spaced needles. This process triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production to renew the skin from the inside out. The treatment can improve a range of concerns – including wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, skin laxity and uneven texture – and help topical products penetrate more deeply into the skin.
What Is DermTox™?
DermTox™ takes traditional microneedling to the next level. DermTox™ treatments are performed using AquaGold Fine Touch – a first-of-its-kind, patented microchanneling system that delivers a customized blend of beneficial ingredients below the surface of the skin. The device contains 20 hollow needles that are smaller than a strand of hair and coated in 24 karat gold. This minimizes pain during treatment while reducing the chance of irritation or allergic reaction. An attached vial contains a personalized formula of nourishing and anti-aging agents that flow through the hollow needles into the superficial layer of the skin to maximize the effects of the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of DermTox™ Treatment?
Like traditional microneedling, DermTox™ creates micro-wounds in the skin to boost collagen and elastin production. Unlike microneedling, the DermTox™ procedure also injects a cocktail of skin-enhancing ingredients into the skin where they can have the most potent effect. Additional benefits of DermTox™ include:
- Treatment is less invasive and less painful than microneedling
- No downtime following the procedure
- Device is designed so it will not cause bleeding or create micro-tears in the skin
- Device is not reused, ensuring the process is safe and sterile for every patient
- Device can be used on delicate areas that are difficult to treat with other methods
- Formula is customized to treat your unique skin concerns
- Formula contains multiple ingredients to address many skin needs at once
- Convenient procedure can be performed in under 30 minutes
What Concerns Can DermTox™ Improve?
Your DermTox™ treatment can be formulated to:
- Reduce acne
- Reduce large pore size
- Reduce oil production and buildup
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles
What DermTox™ Treatment Options Are Available?
Our three DermTox™ blends contain some of skin care’s most powerful ingredients:
DermTox™ infuses Botox into the skin at a shallow depth to shrink enlarged pores and minimize very fine lines. This differs from traditional Botox treatment, in which Botox is injected into muscles to temporarily inhibit their movement and relax wrinkles.
DermTox™ HA: Botox + Hyaluronic Acid
DermTox™ HA includes hyaluronic acid, an ingredient used in many dermal fillers, to soften fine lines and plump the skin. Hyaluronic acid also brings deep hydration to the treated areas, enhancing the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
DermTox™ HA PRP: Botox + Hyaluronic Acid + PRP
DermTox™ HA PRP adds platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the formula to expedite the body’s repair process. PRP releases growth factors into the skin for additional collagen and elastin stimulation and enhanced cellular renewal.
What Is Involved in the DermTox™ Procedure?
Your DermTox™ treatment will begin with a consultation. During this one-on-one meeting, Dr. Marotta will discuss your treatment goals and examine your skin to determine which DermTox™ cocktail will deliver the greatest benefits. Your customized blend of products will be placed in the vial and the needles will be attached. When the device is prepared, Dr. Marotta will press it over the surface of your skin in a stamping motion, causing the needles to enter and exit your skin and leave the products behind. Most patients feel only minor discomfort during the procedure.
Is There Downtime After a DermTox™ Treatment?
Little to no downtime is required following a DermTox™ treatment. You may leave the office with a pink glow to your skin, but you are not restricted from returning to work or engaging in any activities. The pinkness typically dissipates quickly after treatment, leaving behind a refreshed, radiant and dewy complexion. We recommend avoiding makeup and harsh skincare products in the treated area for 24 hours. Sun protection is also strongly encouraged.
What Results Can I Expect From a DermTox™ Treatment?
DermTox™ offers rapid results as well as ongoing benefits. Many patients notice softer, smoother skin and a healthy glow shortly after their treatment. Within a week, the effects of the Botox and hyaluronic acid will reach their full strength, making fine lines and large pores less pronounced. Your results will continue to improve over the following weeks as the increased levels of collagen and elastin in your skin work to restore healthy tissue at a deeper level.
How Many DermTox™ Treatments Will I Need?
A single DermTox™ treatment can give your skin an invigorating boost before a big event. However, to transform your skin on a deep and long-lasting level, we recommend undergoing a series of DermTox™ treatments. Sessions can be scheduled approximately every four to six weeks until you’ve achieved your desired result. After that, doing several maintenance treatments throughout the year will continue to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
Is DermTox™ Safe?
The AquaGold Fine Touch system is safe for most patients. The most common side effect associated with DermTox™ treatment is mild redness that subsides within a few hours. Skin irritation or allergic reaction is rare due to the gold plating on the needles. Each AquaGold Fine Touch is single-use and comes in a sterilized package to further ensure the safety of the procedure.
Who Is a Candidate for DermTox™?
Most men and women interested in rejuvenating their skin without surgery are potential candidates for DermTox™. We do not recommend this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have an active skin infection in the treatment area, if your immune system is compromised, or if you are looking to improve deep wrinkles or significant acne scarring. Patients seeking a subtly youthful appearance rather than dramatic changes will have the best experience with DermTox™.
Schedule an Appointment and Experience the DermTox™ Difference
Age, sun damage, gravity and lifestyle factors wreak havoc on your skin, leaving you with rough, uneven texture and a less-than-radiant complexion. At Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, DermTox™ is one of the newest ways we are addressing these changes and providing our patients with beautiful results. To experience this treatment for yourself, or learn about one of our other nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments, call our office today at 631-982-2022 to schedule a consultation.