L.E.P. Therapy Seattle
Aging of your face and neck is inevitable. In time, lines and wrinkles develop around your eyes and mouth, skin laxity is seen along the cheeks and neck, the skin’s pore size increases,and the youthful appearanceslowly diminishes. There are a variety of factors that are involved in how we age including our genes, sun exposure, smoking, sleep and our overall lifestyle.
Although such changes are gradual, it is not uncommon for patients to convey a more rapid onset of aging in relation to a life event, such as the birth of a child. Fortunately, there are a variety of non-surgical therapies available for skin rejuvenation – the most advanced being Laser Enhanced Plasma Therapy.
LEP therapy provides comprehensive and natural skin rejuvenation through a complementary application of plasma therapy and laser/energy treatments.
Your blood is drawn in similar fashion to any laboratory study. At this point the plasma is then separated from the blood and infused into the soft tissues of the face or neck.
Treatments areas may include the
- lower face
Variations in skin color, texture and laxity are addressed on an individual basis to determinethemost appropriate laser/energy application. Unfortunately LEP therapy does not substitute for more advanced surgical treatments such as a facelift, brow lift or blepharoplasty. However, these procedures may be combined with LEP therapy.
Resultsspecific to LEP therapy include firming of the skin, decreases in pore size, reduction of sun related pigment changes, and elimination fine lines and wrinkles. As with any healing process, changes begin in approximately three weeks and reach full effect in 90 to 120 days.
A complete LEP therapy takes approximately two to three hours and is commonly performed with the use of sedatives and topical analgesics. All efforts are made to ensure your complete comfort. The therapy is an outpatient procedure and you will be able to return home within one hour of your treatment.
There is minor discomfort after the surgery, but this commonly disappears in twenty-four hours. Most patients return to work or public life in a matter of days. There may be residual swelling which is limited and may last for one to two weeks.
Good skin care is paramount in maintaining young and vibrant skin. Consistent maintenance and a healthy lifestyle are essential for excellent skin health. The Larrabee Center has an advanced division – the Larrabee Aesthetics Center – designed to help our clients develop the best skin care regimen for them. We encourage all of our LEP and surgical patients to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians after treatment.
At the Larrabee Center we are proud to offer the most advanced non-surgical therapies for the face and neck. Many of our clients desire rejuvenation with little to no recovery due to their professional or personal obligations – and as a result LEP therapy has become the leading edge in skin rejuvenation.
L.E.P. Therapy – New Day Northwest with Dr. James Ridgway