Aesthetic Skin Treatments
- Microdermabrasian: is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that sprays a stream of fine crystals directly onto the skin. This crystal spray removes the surface layers leaving a smooth, fresh rejuvenated skin surface. It is effective in reducing fine lines, "crow's feet," age spots and acne scars. It stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen. The procedure is virtually painless and leaves the skin with little or no redness. Patients are usually able to return home or to the office immediately after the procedure.
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Fine Wrinkles
- Acne Prone Skin
- Age Spots
- Oily Skin
- Acne/Acne Scarring
- Peels (Glycolic Acid Peels and Salicylic Acid Peels): Glycolic and Salicylic acids stimulate the new growth of skin cells and collagen by removing dead and old superficial layers of skin that build-up, creating a dull complexion. Peels induce a temporary and effective inflammatory response that promotes blood flow and signals the body to generate new tissue. A peel can vary in strength from a mild to strong concentration that will be determined by several factors including age, acne severity, skin sensitivities and desired results.
- Skin Resurfacing: applies laser light to the tissue beneath the skin, without causing thermal injury to the skin. Some skin resurfacing devices, such as CO2 lasers, use the ablative method: removing the epidermis and some of the dermis. While a good result is eventually seen, the drawbacks include red, raw, and unsightly skin, and a risk of infection for several weeks after treatment. Other devices use the non-ablative method: sending light pulses into the dermis, while leaving the epidermis intact. This allows quick recover, but when the light pulses don’t penetrate far into the dermis, the change in skin tone and texture is negligible. Resurfacing generally provides faster and more predictable results, but requires wound healing for seven to 10 days and causes redness for months. Most patients need to avoid sunlight for prolonged periods and take time off from work for at least a week.
Aesthetic Injectables (BOTOX / Dysport / Xeomin)
An aesthetic injectable is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. An injectable is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines to form over time. You are NOT changing your natural looks, but extending the youthfulness of your face by eliminating lines and wrinkles! An aesthetic injectable can also be used to treat severe underarm perspiration. In the heat and humidity of the southern climate, the injectable is injected in these areas can assist you in embarrassing social situations.
Dermal Fillers (Juvederm / Radiesse / Restylane / Perlane / Hylaform / Sculptra)
Fillers are non-surgical treatments that can help with your facial rejuvenation, and provide very noticeable improvements in appearance.
IPL is used to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. The photo rejuvenation process represents a breakthrough in age-defying skin care by treating skin damage non-invasively. An IPL treatment addresses the effects of photo aging and sun damage such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, and symptoms of rosacea.
The reasons for tattoo removal are limitless, from a change of heart, to relationship issues, the loss of a loved one, the location on the body – face, neck, wrist, etc. – a desire to restore youthful exuberance, and even a crazy night out. Laser tattoo removal is the best solution to an ingrained problem. An Alex TriVantage laser system is three lasers in one. It allows the ability to treat tattoos of all colors with a treatment time ranging from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the size nad on the color of a tattoo. Since tattoos are designed to be permanent, removing them can take about 6 to 12 treatments at 6 to 8-week intervals. However, some clear in as few as 3 to 4 treatments. You are anesthetized while the area is treated so that the procedure can be performed pain free.
Thermage is one of the most non-invasive techniques used for treatment of wrinkles, sagging facial skin and jowls. Thermage can also be very effective in reducing cellulite and acne scars. The procedure consists of a hand piece that sends a frequency current deep into the skin and heats the superficial deep dermis. As a result, the collagen is heated and it contracts and the fibroblasts in the skin start producing additional collagen.
Spider Vein Treatment
Spider vein treatment uses laser therapy that can gently and permanently remove this unsightly and common problem via a non-surgical, non-invasive approach. Our dermatologist use pulsed dye laser that selectively heats up hemoglobin found within red blood cells. Capillaries that contain these red blood cells are painlessly dissolved in 1-2 sessions. This laser is one of the safest modalities around with minimal bruising and swelling reported as the only common side effects.
Ulthera is a face and neck treatment that does not utilize an injection or a laser. Ultrasound technology will treat the skin’s deep support structures. In order to create the natural lift and toning you would like – Ulthera will strengthen the skin from within.
The CoolSculpting® Procedure is a new, non-invasive procedure that uses advanced cooling technology to gently and effectively target and eliminate fat in specific areas of a patient's body through technology called Cryolipolysis. This procedure involves no incisions and no anesthesia, and can reduce the fat layer without harming the skin or other tissues. The device-based procedure is designed for use in a medical office specializing in cosmetic procedures. CoolSculpting permanently reduces fat with NO INCISIONS, NO DOWNTIME and with very consistent results. Developed by a doctor at Harvard, the Zeltiq procedure is now approved by the FDA for fat reduction.
With COOLSCULPTING, the body fat is "cooled" to a certain temperature where it will gradually die and be taken away naturally by the body's own immune system. The skin and muscle are unharmed. Clinical studies have shown a consistent 25% reduction of fat in the area treated.