The quest to improve one’s cosmetic appearance involves analysis and treatment of both facial and non-facial skin. Rejuvenation is not just the quest for younger skin, but involves the restoration of healthier and more natural appearing skin for your age. It involves the treatment of multiple factors including wrinkles, pigmentation, thin or dull appearing skin, facial volume loss resulting in folds and jowls, acne and other scars plus other factors that detract from healthy appearing skin.Our physicians will conduct an in-depth consultation to determine what your particular cosmetic problem is and match the proper tools- topical, injectable and laser- to restore a natural appearance. We will match expectations with objective results and only treat what will deliver expected results.
Common cosmetic procedures:
Injectables, such as Botox® and Dysport® are non-surgical procedures that can improve your skin’s youthfulness. Botulinum toxins, injected in the skin’s problem areas, temporarily stop the hyper-reactive muscles that cause wrinkles to form, such as those between the eyebrows or on the forehead. These injections are also being utilized as a preventative method, stopping the crease-causing movements from happening before they do any damage.
Botox® Cosmetic is botulinum toxin Type A used to for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe wrinkles of the face. It has been used over a decade and functions by relaxing the muscles that it is injected into. It is generally used to treat frown line between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, bunny lines on the nose, smoker’s lines around the mouth and dents in the chin. It can be injected on the lateral side of eyebrows, giving the eyebrow a lift. Similarly, it can also be used to raise the corners of the mouth. The effect of Botox® Cosmetic is seen within two weeks and it may last up to 3 to 4 months.
Botox® Cosmetic can also be used for migraine headaches and works very well for excessive sweating of the armpits and hands.
Like Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A. Dysport® treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally.
The procedure typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months. The majority of users see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. When you schedule a cosmetic consult, our dermatologists can advise you on the best choice for your needs.
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
Dermal fillers can:
• Plump thin lips
• Enhance shallow contours
• Soften facial creases and wrinkles
• Improve the appearance of recessed scars
• Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
• Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved prescription nonsurgical treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Your doctor will give you a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
Fraxel is a non-invasive laser therapy providing a wide array of treatment options to address many forms of aging, customized to each patient’s needs and concerns, many requiring minimal recovery time. Fraxel is the pioneer of “fractional photothermolysis,” a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns – each just one-tenth the diameter of a hair follicle – treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of younger, smoother, healthier skin to replace damaged tissue.
People often think about what they can do to improve the appearance of their skin. With time, skin may develop different coloring, particularly red, and patients may not realize that this can be corrected.
The VBeam Perfecta pulsed dye laser is excellent for anyone who has an area or a spot that is red due to blood. Patients with broken blood vessels on the cheeks, nose and chin are also excellent candidates for VBeam treatment. Often people develop red spots on the trunk of the body, known as cherry angiomas, which are also treated with VBeam. Additionally, red scars, spider angiomas, mottling of the neck and red stretch marks are good candidates for VBeam. Thick scars can also be flattened, remodeled or softened with the VBeam.
The VBeam works by selectively heating only the most superficial blood vessels in the skin and causing them to disappear. The yellow laser light produced by the device only heats blood and does not heat the rest of the skin. As a result, bruising can sometimes occur, but this is not permanent and bruising will likely mean a better result. However, bruising is not always necessary for great results. It is not very painful, and it does not require numbing creams prior to the treatment.
Treatment for a wide variety of dermatological lesions from pigmented lesions and birthmarks to muliticolored tattoos and other cutaneous dyschromias. It is safe and effective for children and adults and can be applied to any skin type.
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