Skin rejuvenation doesn’t have to mean surgery and an extended recovery process. The Barrett Premium is an exclusive treatment program developed by Dr. Daniel Barrett of Barrett Plastic Surgery. Through a precise combination of therapies, Dr. Barrett’s team can produce stellar results without anesthesia or significant downtime. The results are dramatic and long-lasting as the treatment enhances the overall health of the skin as well as its appearance.
Dr. Barrett understands not everyone has the time to invest in surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. He offers a variety of exclusive treatments like the Barrett Premium to provide optimal results for patients by combining therapies that work synergistically to boost results. Although the improvements are dramatic, the procedures are relatively comfortable with fewer risks than surgery.
What is The Barrett Premium?
Treat your skin to an escape from the ordinary with the Barrett Premium. Dr. Barrett designed this treatment so it can be customized to the unique needs of each patient, which means some components may vary to achieve maximum results. You will feel radiant and refreshed as you leave our office with skin that is visible softer and smoother than before your procedure. With the inclusion of our gold standard CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, the Barrett Premium was created to bring your skin back to a healthier, more youthful state.
Is The Barrett Premium Right for You?
The Barrett Premium is recommended for patients that have more severe signs of aging or sun damage and need a deeper treatment that can reach the deeper dermal tissue to produce healing and restoration from the inside out. Specific concerns addressed by the Barrett Premium include:
- Fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Scarring from acne, surgery or injuries
- Hyperpigmentation and brown spots
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Mild skin laxity in the mid and lower face
- Skin redness and inflammation
- Cellulite and stretch marks
With three signature treatments to choose from, our aestheticians will carefully assess the condition of your skin while discussing your issues and aesthetic goals. Through this meeting, we will be able to recommend the right treatment for you, so you get just the amount of correction you need – no more, no less.
Preparing for The Barrett Premium
Since this treatment is the most intense of our combination therapies, a few simple steps before your treatment can make a difference in the outcome of your procedure. Those steps might include:
- Stay out of direct sunlight or tanning booths for a few weeks before treatment to avoid damaging the skin
- Do not use topical products containing retinol, Retin-A or glycolic acid in the days leading up to your appointment
- Avoid waxing right before laser treatment since this can lead to significant skin irritation
- Drink plenty of water for a few days before your procedure so your skin is hydrated
Depending on your medical history and the current condition of your skin, your aesthetician might suggest additional steps to take before your appointment. Following these instructions will have a direct impact on both the safety and success of your procedure.
Steps in The Barrett Premium
The Barrett Premium consists of the following treatments:
Obagi Facial Cleanse
To ensure the skin is ready for the various therapies, we will begin your procedure by cleansing your skin with a medical-grade Obagi skincare product. These formulations are hypoallergenic and gentle enough to use on all skin types. The cleanse serves to remove the impurities and dirt from the skin so it is ready to accept the other treatments.
CO2 Facial Resurfacing with Deep and Active FX Therapy
Active and Deep FX are considered the gold standard in laser therapy today, offering superior results as well as the ability to customize the depth of the treatment to the specific needs of each patient. The device works with fractionated technology, which creates micro-channels in the deeper dermal layers to stimulate collagen production. Active FX is recommended for fine lines, mild skin laxity and other superficial concerns, while Deep FX is powerful enough to address deeper lines and pigmentation issues.
Active FX produces more subtle results but does not involve much healing time. Deep FX requires a few more days to recover, but the outcome is both dramatic and more long-lasting than Active FX.
While CO2 facial resurfacing is an effective stand-alone treatment, the results are even greater when the procedure is combined with PRP application. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is found in the blood. The platelets contain a high concentration of growth factors that stimulate skin renewal at the cellular level. PRP is collected through a blood draw and processing in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other blood cells. The PRP is then applied topically to the skin, where it can penetrate deep into the channels created by the CO2 laser treatment. As the platelets reach deep into the dermal structure, they can have the most profound rejuvenating effects on the skin.
Venus Face Treatment
Venus Legacy is another step in this treatment process. This device delivers radiofrequency energy into the dermal structure to constrict underlying tissue and stimulate the body to produce more collagen. The additional collagen serves as a support in the inner dermal structure to smooth and tighten skin from the inside out. At the same time, Venus is an excellent treatment for addressing acne conditions and when used on other areas of the body, it can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite as well.
The Barrett Premium is performed using topical anesthetic and possible sedation, depending on the depth of the treatment. The entire procedure may take up to a couple of hours to complete and you should be comfortable throughout the process. Once the treatment is over, you can head home with instructions on how to care for your skin properly during the early days of the healing process.
After The Barrett Premium
Most patients need about seven days to recover from the Barrett Premium, as the depth of the procedure requires some time for the skin to heal fully. You will likely experience skin redness and soreness during this time. Most patients find over-the-counter pain medications are sufficient for their comfort level and are ready to return to activities within a few days. However, you may not be comfortable going out for a full week since the skin may be quite red and very vulnerable to damage.
Beautiful, Long-Lasting Results
The Barrett Premium offers outstanding, long-lasting results. Due to the intensity of the procedure, this treatment can only be repeated every six months to maintain the enhancement. However, patients usually fine that is all that is needed to keep their skin in top condition all year round. If you are looking for a way to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin without surgery, The Barrett Premium might be the right option for you. Learn more today by calling Barrett Med Spa at 310-598-2648.