New Non-invasive Treatment Options Can Help You Look and Feel Your Best
BY TERRI SMITH
PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS
There’s a lot of overlap between beauty and wellness, according to Restoration MedSpa owner and founder Marisa Faircloth, PA-C. In fact, Marisa has recently written a book on the subject of cosmetic treatments and the booming industry promoting them. Empowered by Beauty: A Testament for Unleashing Self-confidence is due on bookshelves later this year. At its heart, it promotes the beauty industry as another mainstay of a healthy wellness routine.
“I felt it was long overdue for someone to take the time and shed light on our industry in a very thoughtful way,” says Marisa, who has become a national leader in non-invasive cosmetic procedures. A Charter Forbes Speaker and regular trainer for Allergan (a leading manufacturer of minimally invasive products and devices), Marisa also enjoys faculty status at national conferences like the Aesthetic Extenders Symposium and the Aesthetic Empire Summit.
She is one of the most sought-after injectors in the country for her artistry and keen understanding of techniques. “I am duty-bound to make sure no one leaves Restoration MedSpa looking ‘done,’” continues Marisa. “Ours is by far one of the most innovative industries on the planet, and yet, it is often misunderstood and rife with unethical practices and people who are untrained on somewhat complex medical devices. This leaves the average consumer tentative about accessing services that could help them look and feel better, building self-esteem in the process. What a person sees in the mirror has a significant effect on their confidence and overall wellness.”
Marisa is known for her careful and conservative approach to procedures, and she travels often and regularly to train others at some of the top medical spas in the country. “But it’s not just technique that I’m training,” says Marisa. “I’m also interested in having my colleagues in this field understand the power they wield in restoring beauty. I honestly believe that the services we provide are quickly becoming another pillar of overall wellness.”
Also known for her early and often first-to-market adoption of new and innovative devices, Marisa provides complimentary consultations for all new patients at Restoration MedSpa. “A person shouldn’t have to pay to have their questions answered,” says Marisa. “My staff and I are constantly conducting research. We know in advance what new devices are entering the market and the efficacy of each. And, I have the best-trained staff in the region – head and shoulders above the competition.”
I asked Marisa to give us some insight on some of the latest devices on the market. “There’s a real complexity to some of these devices,” says Marisa. “And it’s not one size fits all. Plus, there are practices who allow unqualified individuals to perform these procedures. At Restoration MedSpa, we are about results and safety. Therefore, we are the only practice in our region paying licensed medical professionals, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, to use these devices. This ensures that our outcomes lead to the best results, greater confidence, and an overall feeling of wellbeing for our patients.”
All of these are available today at Restoration MedSpa.
After a decade on the market, CoolSculpting® has designed an elite version of the most popular method of permanent non-invasive fat reduction. Restoration MedSpa will introduce the first two CoolSculpting Elite devices in North Carolina at both the Winston-Salem and Greensboro locations. “What started out as a device to reduce fat in the abdomen can now address stubborn bulges all over the body,” says Marisa. “There’s really no need to go under the knife, as CoolSculpting freezes and eliminates fat, which eventually gets dispelled from the body naturally and permanently.”
While not openly advertised, Restoration MedSpa adds an additional “secret” step to its CoolSculpting protocol, using a complementary device (not made by Allergan) to increase client results. “It’s something our competitors are definitely not doing, and it’s another reason why Restoration MedSpa clients see better results,” says Marisa. “Plus, the new CoolSculpting Elite applicators capture 18 percent more tissue than the earlier models.”
Celebrating the introduction of this new technology, Restoration MedSpa is offering huge CoolSculpting discounts.
The CoolSculpting® Elite device can treat a wide range of areas, including:
Under the chin and jawline
Sciton HaloTM Laser
This is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser (HFL), which can restore radiant skin with little to no downtime. “At Restoration MedSpa, the only practice in the Triad to offer a hybrid laser, we call the results “the Halo glow,’” says Marisa.
This treatment option offers TWO lasers that not only restore the natural radiance that sun, time, and stress often deplete from your skin, but it also stimulates deep collagen production to create thicker, tighter, healthier skin. “You get fabulous results immediately, but you’ll also see more improvements over time,” continues Marisa. “By triggering the skin’s natural healing response, both tone and texture are visibly improved.”
Halo’s unique technology gets the job done without painful, long recovery times. A topical anesthetic is all most patients need to experience very little discomfort during the procedure. Clients can expect great results, including:
Improvements in overall skin tone and texture
Significant removal of discoloration
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines
Reduced pore size
Skin reflectivity and glow
AgnesTM RF Mircofocused Radiofrequency
Developed by Dr. Gun Ahn, a dermatologist from Korea, Agnes RF offers surgical-like results, especially in areas under the eyes, eyelids, jowls, and under chin area. “I never thought I’d see a non-invasive treatment that could eliminate under-eye bags this well,” says Marisa. “But the Agnes RF device is definitely a cosmetic breakthrough.”
Restoration MedSpa is the ONLY practice in the area to offer this revolutionary treatment. “You’ll love it because of the natural looking results and minimal downtime,” continues Marisa. “Finally, we have a procedure that can rival surgical results.”
Needles of different lengths and configurations allow the Restoration MedSpa staff to customize the treatment based on a client’s unique needs. This is a precise and microfocused result that allows providers to treat the delicate skin of the eye area effectively and safely. The procedure increases the production of collagen and elastin and encourages cell turnover. The result is firmer, tighter, and more youthful looking skin. At Restoration MedSpa, you can see results in:
Reduction of wrinkles
Treating double chin or sculpting the lower face
Eliminating under-eye bags
Improving the appearance of scars
Reducing the appearance of pores or blackheads
BBLTM Broadband Light Laser / HERO Technology
BBL stands for broad-band light, and it is the most powerful intense pulse light device on the market today. It is the perfect treatment option for anyone concerned about pigmentation issues or rosacea. BBL reduces unwanted melanin and eliminates the fine vessels that cause redness. “It can take years off the face, neck, hands, or almost any other part of the body,” says Marisa. “But it’s especially good for removing the signs of aging from sun damage like brown spots and broken vessels.”
BBL is a proven technology, but the NEW HERO technology creates even faster, more effective results. Again…leading the region with new and innovative technology, Restoration MedSpa is the first in the area to offer this innovative procedure.
BBL sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging and/or active lifestyles, including:
Appearance of redness
Uneven or rough skin texture
Small blook vessels
ScarletTM SRF Micro-needling & EndyMedTM Intensif Radiofrequency Micro-needling
For the first time, two incredibly successful anti-aging therapies – radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling are combined to target virtually any skin type. These devices can tighten and lift skin on the neck and body, and they can also improve common issues, such as skin texture, large pores, photo-aging, and scarring.
“We frequently see immediate tightening results, and gradually, over two to three months, we see even more results as collagen and elastin fibers regenerate,” explains Marisa. “The results of a single treatment can last you six months to a year, but we may recommend a series of treatments so that you can achieve an optimum result.”
The treatments take only about 20 minutes for the face and 10 minutes for the neck and provide “laser like” results without a long recovery or downtime. Unlike most laser treatments, radio frequency micro-needling is safe and works on all skin types (including very dark complexions) to rejuvenate total skin without any risk of hyperpigmentation.
Radiofrequency micro-needling can:
Treat acne scars
Lift, firm, and tighten skin
Reduce the appearance of spider veins
Treat sun damaged skin
Soften fine lines
Treat darker skin types that traditionally cannot be treated with laser procedures
“Restoration MedSpa is committed to providing the most cutting-edge technologies to offer the absolute best results,” says Marisa. “The technologies we choose are the ‘Gold Standard’ to which other devices are compared.”
Restoration MedSpa’s goal is to customize a treatment plan to offer stellar results. See a treatment here that you’d like to learn more about? Contact Restoration MedSpa today for a complimentary consultation at 336.999.8295.