Cosmetic Skin Treatments
Botox injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure. These minimally invasive injections reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. Lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, and forehead lines are commonly treated with very little downtime.When injected into the skin, Botox blocks specific muscles from the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. This action leads to a younger and more refreshed appearance. After treatment, the appearance of wrinkles begins to improve within a few days. The full effect can take up to one week. Botox is safely absorbed and will last on average about 3-4 weeks.
Dysport is great for treating dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. These include the glabellar region (frown lines), crow’s feet
(lines around the eyes), and forehead creases.
Everyday expressions are caused by these muscle contractions, and as we age our skin loses its ability to stay elastic, allowing wrinkles to form and become deeper. By relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles, Dysport lets the skin rest and smooth out the wrinkles, while preventing future wrinkles as well.
Some people are concerned that Dysport will leave their face
frozen, unable to make everyday facial expressions. However, Our team consists of fully trained and certified experienced injectors who specialize in a more “natural looking” appearance. Following our “less is more” approach, you can
maintain this beautiful look with simple maintenance.
-You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
-You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You don’t want to have surgery
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.
How Kybella® Works
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced
back to volume loss? As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected
beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features.
Our team specializes in a natural looking appearance. You will receive a full facial examination and discussion on which fillers and placement is best for you. Each patient gets a personalized approach as no two faces are alike. It's still you, just a more refreshed you.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections as a stand-alone treatment for the face stimulates new collagen, enhances microcirculation and regrowth of new healthy skin.
There are many clinical applications for PRP—it’s used for the treatment of hair loss, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, volume loss, wrinkles, fine lines, and crepey skin texture. Fibroblasts are the cells responsible for making collagen and elastin, both of which are important for youthful beautiful skin.
Fibroblasts also play a key role in the aging process beyond making collagen and elastin, its interactions with other skin cells as well as the overall matrix underneath the skin. Since PRP is rich with growth factors from a patient’s own platelets, it’s the most nourishing treatment for the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in more supple, glowing more youthful skin.
AviClear is the first and only FDA-cleared energy-device for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne. It’s a laser treatment that can safely and effectively treat all skin types by targeting acne at the source. This revolutionary laser treatment uses a 1726nm wavelength to selectively target and down-regulate the sebaceous glands. Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands is one of the leading causes of acne. AviClear is free of harmful side effects, chemicals, and toxins, and takes three quick 30-minute treatment sessions over 3 months.
Clinical trials demonstrate that current and future breakout episodes are shorter, less intense, and more infrequent following the AviClear procedure. Further, acne clearance results continue to improve over time, demonstrating the long-term efficacy of this novel treatment.
Microneedling with Evo Pen
Eclipse MicroPen® EVO Treatments
Eclipse MicroPen® EVO treats age spots, blackheads,
hyper-pigmentation (melasma), acne spots and scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of dull, “tired-looking” skin. It can be used on
the face, neck, décolleté’, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and neck—the areas that often reveal the most tell-tale signs of aging and sun damage.
What Eclipse MicroPen® Can Do for You
One of the most exciting perks of the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO is the immediate results patients experience. Patients can see a
“glow” to their skin as soon as the procedure is finished, and visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment. Some patients only require a
single treatment in one visit just once a year to achieve noticeable results. However, most dermatologists recommend that patients receive a series of two to
three treatments space six to eight weeks apart for best results. For patients with significant skincare concerns, such as deep acne scars, it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals. Let our team help you create a treatment plan that is right for your skin.
Secret RF is a novel fractional radio frequency (RF) microneedling system for tissue coagulation and hemostasis designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address the common signs of aging. It is ideally suited for use on patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin on all skin types. By adjusting the micro-needles, Secret RF can deliver energy at various depths, so that treatments can be tailored to address each patient’s individual concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, photoaging and striae at the depth required.
Secret RF’s unique technology and customized delivery of energy enables providers to tailor treatments for a variety of skin concerns on all skin types.
Customized Dermal Remodeling
Secret RF induces dermal remodeling by applying precisely controlled RF energy directly into various depths of skin – from 0.5-3.5 mm - with minimally invasive micro-needles to spare the epidermis and reduce patient downtime.
What is plasma pen?
Plasma fibroblast therapy targets the fibroblasts, collagen and protein producing cells in the dermis. Fibroblasts play an important role in maintaining skin firmness and tightness. Plasma fibroblast therapy uses a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin. The plasma tip doesn’t directly touch the skin, but instead releases a targeted current just above the skin. The hot current creates small holes, or micro-injuries, in the skin. This thermal disruption, or heat damage, from plasma fibroblast therapy breaks down proteins in the skin, encourages tissue regeneration, stimulates fibroblast activity, and causes tissue contraction (tightening).
The Plasma Pen is a soft-surgery procedure targeting a wide variety of skin conditions including loss of elasticity, sagging, and wrinkles that have been traditionally treated with fillers or plastic surgery.
How does plasma pen work?
The plasma pen uses a controlled electric charge to emit plasma gas that vaporizes excess skin by way of a tiny dot on the treatment area. This charge stimulates fibroblast cellular activity to regenerate cells and to increase collagen and elastin production. The skin will start to immediately tighten and a noticeable rejuvenation will continue for the next several months. The trauma that is caused to the epidermis makes the skin dry superficially into tiny carbon crusts, which falls off within a few days. After this falls off, the surface of the skin will be beautiful and rejuvenated.
What does plasma pen treat?
Plasma fibroblast therapy is commonly used to treat acne scars, seborrheic keratosis, and wrinkled skin, including the eyelids, neck, jawline, and around the lips. It also offers mild to moderate skin tightening and improves overall skin texture.
1-3 sessions, depending on the area treated. May repeat every 2-3 months if needed.
Pearl™ Skin Resurfacing
Skin imperfections caused by aging and sun damage can make your skin look dull and unappealing. Cutera Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing can help you deal with these imperfections by treating both the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin. It combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures for improving aging and sun-damaged skin.
You can turn to this laser skin resurfacing treatment for reducing wrinkles, uneven texture, and solar damage. This provides a healthy, “pearl-like” glow with fewer treatments and less overall recovery time than other technologies and cosmetic procedures.
Pearl can treat or improve the appearance of:
• Fine lines/wrinkles
• Hyper pigmentation
• Acne scars
• Uneven skin texture
• Sun damaged skin
How Pearl Procedure works
The Cutera Pearl Laser Skin Resurfacing treats the top layers of the skin using pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. The laser simultaneously delivers heat to the skin’s deeper layers, stimulating collagen growth. Revealing healthier and clearer skin.
Pearl is a non-ablative device, which means that it does not destroy cells within the epidermis. This enables shorter downtime compared to other lasers, providing an overall rejuvenation in less than a week.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. Through the ultrasound imaging with Ultherapy, energy is delivered precisely to the place where it will benefit you most—for natural-looking results that improve over time.
ULTRASOUND, NOT SURGERY
Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to go deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation. And it leverages traditional ultrasound imaging so our providers can see the layers of tissue they are treating. This ensures the treatment energy is delivered to where it benefits you most.
Only Ultherapy is FDA-cleared to non-invasively lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow—and also improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage!
For those who are not ready for a surgical facelift, Ultherapy provides proven results in a single treatment for most patients. Learn how to treat your loose skin without surgery, without impacting the surface of your skin, and without downtime.
What is Evolve?
Evolve is an innovative hands-free solution that maximizes patient results and provides the highest quality of aesthetic treatments available. This all-in-one platform delivers multiple technologies on one system to remodel skin, target adipose tissue and tone muscles.
Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow in just 3 steps:
• Cleanse + Peel: Uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.
• Extract + Hydrate: Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench skin.
• Fuse + Protect: Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.
What sets HydraFacial apart from other Hydradermabrasion Procedures?
HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin, and, the spiral design delivers painless extractions.
What is Vortex-Fusion Technology?
The spiral design of HydroPeel® Tips, used in conjunction with the HydraFacial proprietary vacuum technology and serums, creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions.
Cutera’s proprietary Laser Genesis procedure is a no-downtime, year-round aesthetic treatment, designed to help polish and perfect superficial skin revitalization concerns.
Laser Genesis can improve the appearance of redness, enlarged pores, blemishes, uneven texture and fine lines.
Laser Genesis is a near-infrared (NIR) Nd:YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064-nm. Studies have proven that NIR irradiation is efficient for skin rejuvenation due to its ability to provide long-lasting stimulation of elastin. It will also increase the amount of collagen, resulting in clinically improved skin tone and texture.
Laser Genesis can minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
Additionally, the thermal energy of Laser Genesis targets the tiny vessels and capillaries that are the cause of persistent skin redness, such as with conditions like rosacea. By breaking down these vessels, blood that is trapped under the surface of the skin dissipates, which reduces overall redness.
Laser Genesis is great for treating acne, Rosacea, acne scars, enlarged pores and improving overall skin integrity. This treatment may be used in combination with other skin treatments.
Our office uses Trichloracetic acid concentrations that are only available through medical offices. These chemicals exfoliate dead, sun damaged skin and improve underlying collagen production. This in turn improves skin tone, pigment, and fine lines.
Light chemical peels have minimal to moderate downtime. Chemical peels will keep your skin smooth, diminish dark spots, help tighten your pores and improve overall skin integrity. These peels can be done at 2-4 week intervals with little downtime.
Medium depth chemical peels involve a stronger concentration of Trichloracetic acid. Medium strength TCA peels give a sunburned, red appearance for approximately a week. After this time, older skin is replaced with healthier newer skin. These peels can have a more impressive effect on sun spots and fine wrinkles.
Cutera’s LimeLight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and aging conditions, resulting in an exceptional skin revitalization treatment with minimal discomfort. In addition to treating sun spots, benign pigmented lesions, and vascular concerns, LimeLight also balances color and improves the complexion.
This customized light-based therapy can address a multitude of your skin needs in 3-4 sessions. Generally, 3-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart leads to best results. Let our experienced team help create a schedule that’s right for your skin and lifestyle.
Pro Wave Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal systems can safely and effectively remove up to 80% of your hair permanently after five monthly treatments. This laser system passes a beam of light through the skin and is absorbed by the hair bulb. Through heat, the hair bulb is destroyed. The basic structure of the skin is left intact while the unwanted hair is removed. Laser Hair Removal is only effective on hairs that are in the growing stage of their cycle. By spacing treatments a month apart, different hairs are more susceptible to the laser. The average patient needs six treatments. Avoid plucking or waxing for 4-6 weeks before treatment. Patients may experience a little discomfort during treatment, therefore topical anesthesia may be applied 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment to improve any discomfort. The time of procedure varies by treatment area. Small areas (upper lip, chin) can take as little as five minutes whereas larger areas (back, full legs) may take twenty minutes or longer. Afterwards, the area may be pink and slightly swollen for hours to a few days.
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for spider veins. A special concentration salt water solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. This treatment can take about 2-6 sessions to achieve desired results.