Several skin conditions can benefit from natural light. Healiotherapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment option for many patients and conditions. It makes an excellent addition to other treatment options and can help reduce healing time after plastic surgery. In Aventura, FL, patients can turn to Dr. Andrés Sárraga at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery for Healiotherapy treatment.
WHAT IS HEALIOTHERAPY™?
Healiotherapy is a combination treatment tailored by Dr. Sarraga designed to help you heal faster and enhance your result following your cosmetic procedure. It is a type of phototherapy, meaning that it uses multiple wavelengths of light to promote healthier and more youthful skin. This allows patients to achieve the results they are looking for without the downtime or side effects of invasive or ablative procedures.
The mainstay of the treatment uses photobiomodulation using combination (LED) therapy that stimulates cellular activity to reduce inflammation, pigmented regions of skin, and redness by increasing cellular energy and stimulating collagen production.
Healiotherapy has different uses and applications but was mainly designed towards improving the healing and recovery after facial and body rejuvenation procedures including surgery, injectables, laser resurfacing, chemical peels and microneedling among others. This means that the treatment is often recommended for patients who wish to reduce their overall recovery time or enhance their results from another procedure. It can as well be further customized and optimized using other modalities.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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HOW DOES HEALIOTHERAPY WORK?
The therapy kickstarts the inflammatory stage of the wound healing process by recruiting the cleaning crew and white blood cells to the wound area and stimulating immunologic cells. This inflammatory stage is essential for good collagen production and collagen remodeling through the healing phase. It improves the blood flow to the skin and reduces the risk of hematomas and bruising. In other words, Healiotherapy will decrease the overall swelling and bruising and reduce subsequent healing time from your procedure(s).
Healiotherapy treatments involve directing a range of light wavelengths to the treatment area using LED lights. The process is completely comfortable. During treatment, the light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by either the melanin or blood, depending on the purpose of the Healiotherapy treatment. This in turn causes the body to remove any damaged tissue, speeding the natural healing process.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR HEALIOTHERAPY?
Healiotherapy is minimally invasive and non-ablative, making it a great option for patients who cannot undergo other procedures or those who cannot afford downtime. Healiotherapy is beneficial for a number of conditions. These include:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Visible signs of aging, including sun damage
- Post-surgical healing
At the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery, Healiotherapy is often recommended alongside treatments including IPL, homeopathic agents, or lymphatic drainage. The treatment can enhance the effects of these other options. Healiotherapy results in healthier and more youthful-looking skin.
Patients should not undergo Healiotherapy if they are prone to sunburn or hyperpigmentation. Dr. Sárraga will evaluate your skin type and concerns to recommend whether Healiotherapy is a suitable option for you.
WHEN DO I START HEALIOTHERAPY AND WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
The tailored treatment may start as soon as the day of the procedure(s). The non-invasive treatment dramatically reduces the initial healing time after cosmetic procedures up to 30-50% less compared to when the treatment is not applied.
Patients feel energized after their treatment sessions and are able to enjoy their results faster. The tailored therapy uses combination treatments including LED light therapy, IPL, Lymphatic drainage and/or homeopathic agents.
The number and frequency of in office treatments necessary will depend on the type of procedure(s) and invasiveness.
Most patients receive an average of six to eight Healiotherapy treatments scheduled about three weeks apart. After the initial in office therapy session(s) is done, you may choose to purchase a medical LED light device to continue your recovery and healing at home.
Healiotherapy does not require downtime or cause significant side effects. Some patients may experience sensitivity similar to a sunburn. Following Healiotherapy, it is important for patients to avoid excess sun exposure due to photosensitivity.
___________ “Harness the Healing power of light”…Dr. Sarraga
CO2Lift with Heliotherapy
CO2Lift® Carboxytherapy Topical Gel is available for facial rejuvenation and feminine wellness. This innovative gel can be used at-home after heliotherapy or other in-office treatments to continue building and maintaining results. CO2Lift Pro is designed for the face and it helps speed up recovery after in-office treatments by regenerating new, healthy skin cells.
CO2LiftV is designed specifically for the vagina and, like the CO2Lift Pro gel, it can be used in the comfort of your own home. This is the first scientifically proven carboxytherapy gel for vaginal use. Vaginal dryness, irritation, and painful sex can all be improved with this natural, hormone-free gel. While heliotherapy works to repair damaged facial tissues, CO2LiftV can help you achieve whole-body wellness.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
To learn more about Healiotherapy and whether it is a suitable treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sárraga. He will evaluate your concerns, skin type, and health needs to determine whether Healiotherapy is your best option and develop a personalized treatment plan. Call the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura, FL or contact us online to set up your first appointment.
“Nice, warm, and pleasant team!”
Dr. Sarraga is a great professional specialist!!! He provides plenty of time to give all information needed till the patient is comfortable to get the decision. Large and clean office. Nice, warm and pleasant team! Multiple languages service in the convenient location of Aventura.