These are injections that will relax the muscle injected and effectively diminish or remove wrinkles that are made by that muscle movement. The most common areas treated are the forehead, around the eyes (crows feet), and between the eyebrows (11 lines). Other areas that may be treated include the neck, nose (bunny lines), angles of the mouth (marionette lines), upper lip (smoker’s lines), chin, and a gummy smile.
Perlane & Restylane Treatments
These are injections of hyaluronic acid into the second layer of the skin (dermis). The dermis is made up of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and the replacement of hyaluronic acid leads to improvement of deeper wrinkles and creases. This filler will last approximately 6 months. Ideal areas for this filler include the smile lines, the areas around the mouth, small scars, underneath the eyes (tear troughs) and the lines between the eyes.
This treatment involves hyaluronic acid injections into the second layer of the skin (dermis). The dermis is made up of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and the replacement of hyaluronic acid leads to improvement of deeper wrinkles and creases. This filler will last approximately 6-8 months. Juvederm Ultra is a thinner, less crosslinked filler ideal for smaller lines and wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker filler more ideal for deeper lines and volume replacement. Areas for this filler include the smile lines, the areas around the mouth, small scars, underneath the eyes (tear troughs) and the lines between the eyes.
This is a calcium hydroxylapetite filler that is an excellent choice for deeper wrinkles and folds. It works well in the chin, smile lines, and cheeks. This is not a good choice for the area between the eyes or under the eyes. This filler generally lasts 1-2 years with an average of 1.5 years. As this filler contains calcium, it is interesting to note that it will show up on x-rays and CT scans.
We use glycolic peels for the treatment of acne and for the “lunchtime” peel to refresh your skin and give you a natural glow. For sun damage, melasma, or other signs of sun damage, we use a TCA peel to give your skin a completely new look that you will love.
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a wide-wavelength modality that can be used to target the signs of sun damage, rosacea, blood vessels, and hair removal. We use the Palomar Starlux 500, the gold standard in IPL treatment, in our office for the treatment of red and brown on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands, as well as for hair removal for the entire body.
Nonablative fractional resurfacing lasers do not damage the top layer of the skin and have minimal downtime with only a sunburn appearance. These lasers are ideal for mild acne scarring and mild wrinkling around the eyes and mouth. Approximately 3-5 treatments are needed to see results.
Ablative fractional resurfacing lasers damage the top layer and the second layer of the skin, and do have a 1 week downtime with crusting, oozing, and scabbing. These lasers are ideal for all types of scarring and wrinkling, and is the gold standard of laser resurfacing. Only 1 or 2 treatments are needed for results. Caution must be exercised with darker skinned patients as light areas and dark areas may result from this treatment.
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This cosmetic dermatology service is a skin-freshening technique that helps repair facial skin that takes a beating from the sun and the effects of aging. Your medical care professional uses a device like a fine sandblaster to spray tiny crystals across the face, mixing gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. As with other skin rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be needed to reduce or remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. Other methods are also available that utilize a diamond fraise to essentially gently sand the skin.
Sclerotherapy is the treatment of small spider veins, reticular veins, and varicose veins with an injection of a detergent (sclerosant). The effectiveness of this treatment is due to the ability of the physician to skillfully place the injection into each blood vessel and inject the solution throughout the vessel in order to make sure that the detergent comes into contact with as much of the vessel wall as possible. Sclerotherapy is now done by simply injecting the solution into the veins and can now be done using a foam mixture for greater effectiveness in larger reticular veins.
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