At Gentle Star, we prefer a “bride to be” to start her face & skin care plan a year prior to the event for the best results. The preparation of face & skin is like preparing the best gourmet food. We live in a fast food influenced society so you have to think gourmet prep equals TIME. We can work with a 6-month time frame but depending on the skin condition, it’s best not to push the transformation. To get your face and skin in the best shape possible, consider a 12-month plan and work with one of the best esthetic medical teams in the Bay Area. Call us to book your complimentary consultation to sparkle on your special day.
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles generally for 3-4 months
Gentle Star offers a broad selection of hyaluronic acid based fillers used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as laugh lines as well as deep facial volume augmentation.
Radiesse is approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. In addition, Radiesse is approved for the restoration and correction of the signs of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. This material is based on calcium hydroxylapatite.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
SEVERE SWEAT REDUCTION
Botox® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. Botox helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment.
VIVACE™ FRACTIONAL MICRO NEEDLE RF (RADIO FREQUENCY) WITH PRFM
Vivace is an exciting treatment combining the proven benefits.of micro needling with the added boost of radio frequency energy. This non-surgical treatment is for the contouring and tightening of the skin on the face, neck, hands and body. Using a robotic motor to insert the needles the treatment is virtually pain free. Once the needles are in the skin the radio frequency energy is dispersed amongst the needle tips to heat the skin to the optimal temperature for skin tightening and new collagen formation. To get even better results you can combine your treatment with the application of PRFM (platelet rich fibrin matrix) upon the completion of your Vivace treatment. PRFM is created from a small blood sample obtained from you at the beginning of your treatment.
TITAN™ SKIN TIGHTENING
The Titan Procedure is a safe, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. Titan heats the dermis to cause collagen contraction while preserving the epidermis through continuous cooling. In addition, Titan can stimulate long-term collagen rebuilding that leaves patients with younger looking skin. The Titan Procedure treats lax and redundant skin throughout the body including the abdomen, thighs and underarms and is also used to tone, lift and tighten skin on the face and neck.
LASER HAIR REDUCTION
Lumenis LightSheer and Cutera’s hair reduction technologies utilize multiple devices that include light and laser treatment modes for all skin types.
INTENSE PULSE LIGHT (IPL)
Cutera’s IPL technology is used for treating solar lentigines and age spots (& dark pigment), while optimizing patient comfort and results. No gel is used for treatment, further improving patient comfort.
Laser Genesis is a unique non-ablative procedure that promotes healthy looking skin resulting in collagen stimulation, reduction of diffuse redness, reduction of pore size appearance, improved skin tone and texture. The procedure creates a gentle warming of the skin that patients enjoy. This is truly a “no downtime” procedure.
Cutera’s Nd:YAG laser is used for both facial and lower extremity vascular lesions.
GENTLE STAR DEEP PORE FACIAL
Gentle Star’s signature facial delivers visible change for those seeking exceptional skin rejuvenation. Using some of the best available medical grade products together with comprehensive extraction & peeling techniques, customization is key to delivering optimum esthetic results. Whether you are challenged with acne, blackheads, age spots, oily/dry skin, or acne scarring, we will work with your biology to find the remedy.
DIAMOND TOME™ MICRODERMABRASION
This classic microdermabrasion technology uses diamond encrusted wands instead of loose crystals. This produces a gentler resurfacing experience with dramatic results without the adverse effects of loose particles, burning, irritation, and skin reactions. This service can be combined with a deep pore extraction facial.
The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective. This service can be combined with a deep pore extraction facial.
ZO® 3-STEP PEEL™
This potent stimulating peel confers longer lasting benefits beyond the temporary superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels. Peeling is very mild with minimal downtime. Designed for acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, dullness. Promotes softer, smoother skin.
These 3 Peels from SkinMedica contain a unique blend of acids and other cosmeceutical ingredients which may help you achieve dramatic improvement in texture and tone, lessening of superficial lines and a healthier, more youthful look and feel with minimal “down time.” This renewal process has been clinically proven to help pigmentation problems (such as age spots) fade and stimulate collagen production in the cells underneath. It is gentle enough to use every 3 weeks for maximum benefits and a glowing, healthy start to your skincare regimen.
Physician strength glycolic peels help to exfoliate the surface layer of skin to expose the fresher, younger-looking skin beneath. This treatment for roughness, dryness, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles takes up to 15 minutes. Results are visible immediately but repeated treatments are necessary for full effect.