Glacial Rx™ is the first FDA-approved skin spot treatment harnessing the power of cryo modulation to remove unwanted age spots and benign lesions from the skin. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, offers Glacial Rx™ for patients in Newport Beach, CA, and Orange County. She is the first provider in Orange County to offer this exciting new technology.
What Is Glacial Rx™?
Glacial Rx™ is a revolutionary FDA-approved cryo modulation treatment, designed to remove benign skin lesions such as age spots or sun spots. Glacial Rx™ utilizes a patented cooling technology that soothes the skin and treats age spots for a more uniform complexion. The treatment freezes melanin in the skin, significantly improving the appearance of dark and mottled areas. It is also ideal for treating rosacea, as it calms redness and flushing of the skin.
Glacial Rx™ simultaneously soothes the skin in the process of removing dark spots. It is a non-invasive procedure that is gentle and offers patients the convenience of no downtime or harsh treatments.
How Glacial Rx™ Works
Over time, the skin often develops darker spots of uneven pigmentation, or “hyperpigmentation.” These darker areas of the skin are producing too much melanin (skin pigment).
This is typically caused by sun exposure, giving these spots one of their many nicknames: sun spots. They are also known as brown spots, liver spots, or age spots. Whatever you call them, they can make your skin look older and unhealthier than it really is.
Glacial Rx™ treats the root cause of age spots through a process known as cryo modulation, which suppresses melanin production at the source. In addition to reducing the appearance of age spots, Glacial Rx™ also reduces inflammation and brightens the skin over the course of several weeks following treatment. It’s perfect for a range of skin conditions, including rosacea.
Good Candidates for Glacial Rx™
Individuals looking to reduce the appearance of age spots on their skin may be good candidates for Glacial Rx™. Many patients seeking Glacial Rx™ have an otherwise clear complexion and are looking to restore an even tone to reveal more youthful skin. Patients of most skin types 1-3 can be treated with Glacial Rx™.
The Glacial Rx™ Procedure
Glacial Rx™ is a quick and relaxing procedure that takes about 45 minutes. Depending on the size of the treatment area, it may take a bit longer.
During the age spot treatment, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva moves the Glacial Rx™ device across the skin, pausing for 15-20 seconds in each area where there is unwanted pigment. Following treatment, she applies a peel and performs an exfoliating massage which further reduces unwanted pigmentation.
After the treatment, patients can return to their everyday activities as normal. Results can typically be seen within a month, and often sooner.
Why Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is the Preferred Choice for Glacial Rx™
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, M.D. is an Ivy-League educated, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon recognized for her expertise in surgical and non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation, including Glacial Rx™. Dr. Ho Taghva, assisted by her highly trained and dedicated team at LEA Plastic Surgery, is committed to achieving the best results and personalized patient care for individuals in Newport Beach, CA, and beyond. She is the first provider in the region offering this powerful treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Glacial Rx™
Age spots are flat spots on the skin that can be tan, brown, or black in color. Age spots are also known as sun spots or liver spots. They are benign lesions and not dangerous, but they can be bothersome to many patients.
Age spots aren’t always avoidable, but you can take steps to help prevent them or slow the process of getting sun spots by limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen. UV rays from the sun prompt the skin to produce more melanin, which leads to hyperpigmentation.
Age spots can be difficult to treat since melanin is hidden in the base layer of the skin. While topical creams are often used to treat age spots, they can be harsh and cause redness or further inflammation of the skin. This is because they are trying to access the base of the epidermis which they have limited access to.
Laser treatments are sometimes used to treat age spots as well, but they can be expensive and painful. Lasers also require more downtime for healing to occur. The skin may be red and inflamed for days or weeks after some laser treatments.
Glacial Rx™ is a non-invasive treatment that uses cooling technology to target age spots at the source. It is currently the best and most cost-effective age spot treatment on the market today.
Cryo Modulation is a revolutionary technology that uses the power of cold to suppress melanin production. The cooling process also delivers benefits such as a reduction in redness and inflammation. Cryomodulation accelerates exfoliation and brightens the skin.
Glacial Rx™ has been shown to improve 91-93% of treated areas by the two-month mark following treatment. Patients looking for age spot treatments should work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can expertly provide this treatment in order to achieve the best results possible.
You can expect your age spots to fade in about one month following treatment. It generally takes several weeks for the new skin cells to replace old epidermal cells. The doctor may recommend more than one treatment, especially if the spots are darker or if you are looking to treat a larger area.
Yes. Glacial Rx™ is a safe and FDA-approved procedure that has been studied in over 600 individuals during clinical studies. While there are no serious risks, side effects may include redness, transient darkening, and crusting. If they occur, these side effects resolve over time on their own.
Because Glacial Rx™ slows melanin production, age spots are slow to return. While sun exposure can cause melanin production to recur, there are steps you can take to slow this process.
Consistently using sunscreen, minimizing exposure to the sun, wearing protective clothing (including hats and sunglasses), and maintaining an ongoing skin care routine can help results last a long time. Patients can safely be treated with Glacial Rx™ an unlimited number of times.
Glacial Rx™ can be used anywhere on the body to treat dark spots on the skin.
Glacial Rx™ has the best results on Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1-3.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon for Glacial Rx™ in Newport Beach is perhaps the most important step in the process. In Orange County, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is the first surgeon to provide this treatment.
Do your own research by reading reviews from other patients who have gotten Glacial Rx™. Look at before and after photos and don’t hesitate to ask the surgeon about their expertise with this treatment during the consultation. Make sure you and your surgeon are on the same page about your skin goals.
Set Up a Glacial Rx™ Consultation in Orange County
Glacial Rx™ is a safe and effective solution for unwanted pigmentation. Ready to take the next step toward achieving your skin goals? Call 949.945.2168 to request a consultation for Glacial Rx™ with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach, CA.