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Glacial RX

Sooner or later, most of us develop age spots, also known as sunspots or liver spots. These discolored lesions are completely benign, yet they can compromise the smoothness of your skin, leading to feelings of self-consciousness. Historically, removing age spots has been difficult and painful, but now, Glacial RxTM presents an effective alternative.

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Glacial Rx®

From the great minds that gave us CoolSculpting® and Laser Hair Removal comes Glacial Rx®, the first treatment of its kind that uses controlled cooling technology to remove age spots. Age spots (seborrheic keratoses) are made up of excess skin cells and an overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for the skin’s natural pigment. When these cells clump together, they can disrupt your complexion’s smooth, even tone and texture with age spots. Added to these are pigmented changes and dull skin texture from sun damage.  Glacial Rx® addresses all of these conditions.  

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What is Glacial Rx™?

Sooner or later, most of us develop age spots, also known as sunspots or liver spots. These discolored lesions are completely benign, yet they can compromise the smoothness of your skin, leading to feelings of self-consciousness. Historically, removing age spots has been difficult and painful, but now, Glacial RxTM presents an effective alternative.

Developed by the same innovators who invented CoolSculpting®, Glacial Rx freezes melanin at the source, soothing the skin and removing unwanted age spots. We are proud to offer this non-surgical treatment option to our patients at G&M Medical Center

How Does Glacial Rx Work?

Glacial Rx uses an advanced technology called Cryomodulation, which harnesses the power of cold to suppress the production of melanin. In doing so, it eliminates the root cause of those unwanted age spots.

Additionally, Glacial Rx provides the skin with a refreshing sensation, reduces redness and inflammation, accelerates exfoliation, and brightens your skin tone. These benefits are possible without surgical intervention, and treatment generally takes less than an hour.

 

Real Results

The goal is to have your age spots disappear to the point that no one, including you, can see them and to reveal brighter and more even skin.

 

What are the Benefits of Glacial Rx?

Glacial Rx is recommended for patients who wish to remove benign lesions (age spots) with minimal discomfort. The cooling effects of Glacial Rx ensure that, as these lesions are removed, pain, swelling, and inflammation are reduced.

Some additional benefits of Glacial Rx include:

  • Most patients see results after just a single treatment.

  • The treatment process itself feels cool and refreshing.

  • There is no downtime required after Glacial Rx.

  • The procedure can be performed any time of the year.

  • There is no heat used to aggravate the skin.

To find out more about the benefits of Glacial Rx or learn more about your eligibility for the treatment, we encourage you to make an appointment here at G&M Medical Center

What to Expect After Glacial Rx Treatment

Our patients love the cooling feel of Glacial Rx, which has a refreshing effect on the skin. There is no need to worry about downtime, and patients are free to head back to work and enjoy other everyday activities right after treatment.

Many patients notice some preliminary results almost immediately, though it may be up to three months before you see the full effects of your Glacial Rx treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated with Glacial RX Treatment?

The side effects associated with Glacial RX are very minor. In fact, the procedure is meant to minimize side effects, though you can anticipate some minor swelling or darkening of the skin. These effects will subside on their own within just a few days.

What Can I Expect from the Recovery Period?

You do not need to rest or recover following your procedure. However, you will need to be patient to see your full results, which can take about two or three months.

While most patients see some improvement with just a single Glacial Rx session, we may recommend multiple sessions when treating larger areas of the skin.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Patients of most skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale can be treated. If you’re bothered by age spots that disrupt an otherwise clear complexion, Glacial™ Rx treatment can help you restore your even tone for youthful, beautiful, glowing skin.

What is Glacial™ Rx Treatment Like?

Glacial™ Rx treatment is surprisingly relaxing and refreshing. Your G&M Medical Center specialist will move the Glacial™ Rx handpiece over your treatment area, pausing for 15-20 seconds on each age spot. There’s no need for numbing agents. Following the individual age spot treatment, a relaxing combination of peel and cold, exfoliating massage will be performed to reduce overall pigmentation and add vitality and reflective texture to the epidermis.  The cooling will also reduce redness and puffiness for an overall more renewed appearance. The whole treatment takes around 45 minutes to complete, after which you’re free to return to your everyday activities.

Is There Any Downtime?

Some patients report some reddening of the treatment area, mild crusting, or initial darkening of their age spots. This is the melanin reacting to the CryoModulation™ and resolves on its own. With no inflammation, there’s no recovery required.  Sunscreen and hat use are highly recommended before and after the procedure.  However, unlike some laser treatments, this procedure can be safely performed in all seasons.

What Results Can I Expect with Glacial Rx®?

It will take a few weeks for the new epidermal cells with less melanin to rise to the surface and replace existing cells, so you can expect your age spots to show noticeable fading around 1 month after treatment. More than one treatment may be necessary to erase the age spots for especially dark spots or large treatment areas. Glacial Rx® slows melanin production for an extended period, so age spots will be slow to return. Adopting the habit of using sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure will help prolong your Glacial Rx® results. Over time, melanin levels can increase with greater sun exposure, but the good news is that Glacial™ Rx treatments have no limit to the number of safe treatments.  

There is no need to commit to a series of treatments.  Each treatment will make your skin look better and it is up to the patient to decide if and when more treatments are desired.  We recommend waiting at least a month between Glacial Rx® procedures.

If your days spent enjoying the outdoors and the years themselves have taken a toll on your skin and age spots and sun damage have become a prominent concern, the G&M Medical Center experts can clear these spots and brighten your skin for a youthful glow.

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