FiRST is an exciting new technique, pioneered at Schweiger Dermatology in NYC to improve your appearance as you enter your 40’s. Both women and men in their 40’s begin to experience volume loss, increased fine lines and pigmentation, and worsening skin laxity. Together, these factors contribute to the physical aging process. FiRST uses a unique method of combination treatments, to address each of these aging issues for the maximum anti-aging effect. FiRST should be the first step you take towards looking better after you turn 40.
What does FiRST Stand for?
FiRST is an acronym. Fi is short for “Fill,” RS is for “ReSurface” and T is for
“Tightening.” So, the FiRST procedure is an anti-aging non-surgical power punch where a patient has Filling, Resurfacing and Tightening all in only one visit to the dermatologist’s office.
What treatments are included in the FiRST technique?
The FiRST technique combines Sculptra, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, and Thermage to address the multiple factors that lead to the appearance of aging.
Sculptra: Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that is used to build long-lasting volume in areas of volume loss. Sculptra is composed of a molecule called Poly-L-Lactic Acid. It works by stimulating the production of your own collagen, for a long lasting improvement of volume atrophy. Sculptra is the longest lasting non-permanent filler; it lasts up to five years.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing: Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing works by using laser energy to poke microscopic holes in the skin’s surface. This action stimulates the production of new collagen and induces skin renewal, to smooth out fine lines and diminish pigmentation from years of sun damage.
Thermage: Thermage utilizes radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of healthy collagen in the skin. Thermage tightens and contours the skin – many of our patients refer to it as a “non-surgical facelift.” It is particularly effective on the lower face, jowls, and neck. The full effect of Thermage can be appreciated two to four months after the treatment.
What is unique about the FiRST treatment?
The FiRST technique of skin rejvenation and anti-aging combines three treatments, which are usually performed at lengthy intervals from each other, into a one day visit. Dr. Schweiger has developed this technique to allow for a faster, more dramatic anti-aging effect. FiRST is the best treatment for patients in their 40’s (and beyond) who don’t want to wait months in between treatments; the FiRST technique allows this effective series of treatments to be performed in a single visit.
Where is the FiRST anti-aging treatment performed?
The FiRST treatment for anti-aging in your 40’s is performed exlusively at Schweiger Dermatology, in midtown Manhattan.
What is the cost of the FiRST treatment?
The total price for the FiRST procedure depends on how many areas are being treated. At your dermatology consultation, Dr. Schweiger will review the costs in detail.