Guess how much one eMatrix treatment cost at the National Laser Spa? It ran $595 per area. So if you have your face done, your neck is considered a separate area. And you need to do a series a 6 to 8 treatments for results! You do the math......that once again is "No cheap date"! Not to mention you have "down" time....meaning you are not to go in the sun for several weeks.
So, this leads me to the excitement that I felt when my Rodan + Fields Consultant kit arrived, and I pulled out the Amp MD Tool. This tool, patented by Drs. Rodan + Fields, is a microneedling tool that is designed to safely work on the outer layer cells of the skin. It has a similar effect of the expensive eMatrix technique I learned at Laser school, by making tiny little holes in the top most layer of the skin. Ideally, the best results for the Amp MD Tool are achieved by using it in conjunction with R + F Night Renewing Serum(which is a concentrated blue capsule of retinol), followed by Redefine Overnight Restorative Cream, and going to sleep for the night.
I personally have switched to using my Amp MD Tool as part of my AM skin routine followed by Step 3 of the Reverse regimen, which is a dab of retinol and a dab of Vitamin C.
Prior to rolling, I wash my face, and use Redefine Step 1 Cleansing mask, and then Step 2 Redefine toner. Then I ROLL, ROLL, ROLL! It sounds complicated, but it is easy-peasy. And it does produce results...the outcome clinical test results for improvement in wrinkle depth and length by third party Dermatologists are excellent.
I wash my little blue tool under the faucet in hot water with antibacterial soap before and after each use. I sing the ABC song in my head (like you are to do with proper hand washing) to ensure my Amp MD Tool gets nicely cleansed. The Doctors also have provided super sonic cleansing tablets to disinfect your tool once or twice a week.
Finally, the tool does need replaced about once per year if you are using it regularly. The R + F microbiology Geeks at Corporate headquarters checked the needles under the microscope in the lab, and confirmed the needles become dull in about one year with regular use. ( P.S. Please take no offense, I was a Biology Major in pre-med, so really love science geeks, I am one too!).
Here is a youtube video from Nurse Mary at R+F showing how to use the Amp MD Tool.
For those of you in the US and Canada, Order your Amp MD Tool on my website: http://DrYoungerYou.myrandf.com. You can find the AMP IT UP MD SYSTEM Special which is a bundle deal and is a 20% savings. It retails for $314 US Dollars.
For my Australian Friends, R + F is coming your way in the next 3 to 4 months, and the products do not yet ship to Australia, but email me DrYoungerYou@gmail.com and let's start to discuss your skin care needs and the business opportunity, if interested!
Have a Healthy and Happy week!
Dr. Younger You :)