My name is Caroline Brown, I am 48 years young and have been an aesthetician for over 22 years in the Metro-Atlanta area. I have always had a true passion for skin. My mother started teaching me proper skincare when I was only 7, and I actually had my first facial when I was 12 years old (true story). I knew after that experience that I wanted to be an Aesthetician (I could learn how to spell it later on in life). I've taken very good care of my skin over the years, I do weekly micro-chemical peels followed by a yummy hydrating or brightening mask, I eat right, drink water in excess, take lots of vitamins and get plenty of rest and exercise.
I use A LOT of great skincare including a daily vitamin C serum in the morning and a retinol cream at night, both of which are extremely important in any fight against the signs of aging. Although I do all of these beneficial things for my skin, I definitely felt like it was time to take my routine to the next level and have a skin resurfacing treatment to improve the overall tone & texture of my skin. In the past, I had considered a few different treatments including Halo until I was introduced to Alma's Opus Plasma™ system.
Opus is a fractional skin resurfacing treatment that uses high-frequency unipolar radiofrequency technology (very scientific - it has everything you need). The combination of radiofrequency with microplasma energy creates tiny micro-channels in the treated area to promote collagen production in the skin. The advanced version of many treatments such as micro-needling or other fractional ablative laser treatments that stimulate collagen, Opus takes the process one step further using plasma technology to provide some of the most beautiful and long-lasting results available to improve skin texture, tone, and laxity.
I received 3 treatments, scheduled one month apart. The downtime was not bad at all, actually very manageable (always a nice surprise). My skin appeared slightly flushed and had a light sandy feel for about 4 days (but no peeling or flaking). I could see results days after my first treatment.
You know that you're doing something right when people you see every day ask you,
" What have you done to your skin? You are glowing".