Skin Care TREATMENTS
Today more than ever, individuals are paying closer attention to their Skin Care. Exposure to the elements, as well as dietary habits, can greatly effect the condition of one’s Skin Care. We offer a number of health-focused treatments and procedures to help nurture and safeguard your skin as you age.
ESSENTIAL SKIN CARE SYSTEM
Our Essential Skin Care System is a program that is tailored to each individual’s skin to provide you with the maximum benefit and improvement in the appearance of your skin. This is a physician-formulated program that utilizes products in strengths not available over the counter.
Our program consists of two parts: The first part is an intense 6 week treatment regimen that restores your skin to a more youthful appearance and helps reverse sun damage. This is accomplished using daily applications of Retin-A and bleaching cream. The second part of our program is designed to maintain the improvements gained in the initial phase.
Our Essential Skin Care System is complete and provides all cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators needed. This system is easy to use and will maximize the beauty and health of your skin.
This fractional approach is the first cosmetic laser to provide an effective procedure that creates new healthy tissue by stimulating the body to naturally repair aging and photo damage skin without significant risk or recovery time.
This procedure is performed in our office using topical anesthesia. The treatment itself takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The skin will be red for 3-5 days and the patient will experience swelling for about 2-3 days. For optimal improvement, a series of 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart has been shown to be most effective. Results are progressive, with noticeable effects over 3-6 months.
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
Intense Pulsed Light also known as Photo rejuvenation is a safe easy way to improve red complexions, irregular pigmentation, facial vessels, and enlarged pores with very little to no downtime. It is designed to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a non-invasive manner. It is a non-ablative process that does not wound the surface of the skin and can be tailored to your individual skin condition and skin type. It is especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
The best candidates for IPL /Photo rejuvenation are patients who desire to improve multiple imperfections to their skin; people who suffer from rosacea and experience flushing and redness; people with early aging and sun damage and people with enlarged pores and unsightly small spider veins.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
We use the Venus Velocity, which is a state-of-the-art hair removal system developed to remove unwanted hair, while minimizing skin complications common with other previously available laser hair removal. This laser technique is engineered to eliminate unwanted hair easily and quickly without the hassles related to shaving, waxing, chemical depilation, or electrolysis. The Light Sheer laser beam targets and destroys the pigment located in the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin thus significantly decreasing the hairs’ ability to re-grow.
However because hair grows in many different phases it may require multiple treatments to reduce hair growth.
Patients generally require 4–6 treatments according to skin type and area of treatment. The ideal candidates for these treatments are those with dark course hair and no tan. During your initial consultation our nurse will determine your skin type and evaluate the desired hair to be treated.
MIRADRY® – REDUCE THE SWEAT
Underarm sweat is a problem for millions of people. It’s not only embarrassing, it can ruin your clothes and make you feel uncomfortable at work, on a date, at a party, or in public. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with underarm sweat any longer thanks to miraDry®. The revolutionary miraDry® treatment reduces perspiration at the source by destroying underarm sweat glands—and it is the only non-invasive treatment that is proven to work.
miraDry® is FDA-cleared and CE marked, and the treatment is done in the comfort of your doctor’s office.
miraDry® is simple: just three easy steps. The underarm area is 1) marked, 2) numbed, and 3) treated with miraDry®. And it only takes about one hour. miraDry® uses energy that targets and destroys the sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are destroyed they do not grow back. It’s quick, pain-free, and effective.
Lite Chemical Peels, these are selected according to skin type and condition being treated. There is no recovery time, and patients return to their normal color by the next day. Some patients experience a slight amount of flaking two days after the chemical is applied, and this usually lasts about 2-3 days. These treatments will help reduce the depth for surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, help fade brown spots, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin.
Microdermabrasion is a technique of aggressive mechanical exfoliation. This process uses a fine spray of specially designed crystals to remove the most superficial layer of the skin. This will immediately create a much softer and smoother skin surface with no down time. Serial treatments have been shown to be effective in decreasing the appearance of fine lines and acne scarring. Your results can be significantly enhanced by combining microdermabrasion with a skin care regimen and/or IPL treatments.
Photodynamic Therapy is a light treatment performed with a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan (aminolevulinic acid). This therapy is used to treat pre-cancerous lesions called actinic keratosis, sun damage, and pigmentation from sun damage. It is also used to reduce oil production from oil glands which help with acne breakouts. Most people obtain good results with one to three treatments but may require more treatments to obtain desired results.
We have had excellent success treating spider veins of the legs with the injection of sclerosing agents. We are able to treat small to medium sized veins in the office the day of your consult if you desire. There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure, however, you will have swelling and redness over the treated areas that lasts about 24 hours.
There may be some bruising, and rarely blistering, that will resolve in a week to ten days. 3-4cc of the solution can be injected in a single session, which allows treatment of fairly extensive areas. We request that you wear a compression hose for the 48 hours after the treatment for the best results. Additional treatments can be performed at four to six week intervals. For further information, please call the office or complete our contact form.
MAKE UP SERVICES
Let our professional staff perform a make-up make-over with Jane Iredale cosmetics to enhance your natural beauty. Our make-up artists will provide personalized make-up prescriptions for daytime, evening, or special occasions creating the look you desire. We take all your stress away and let your beauty in to stay.
We also offer postoperative make-up applications allowing you to return to your social life and regular routine promptly. Our make-up artists are also happy to provide new make-up ideas after surgery to go along with your new look.
Permanent makeup is also available in the office including: eyeliner, lip liner, full lip color, and eyebrows.
We utilize Premier Pigments which are carefully formulated without iron oxides, which, over a period of time can discolor and fade. The initial consultation is with our fully trained skin care nurse who will assist you with color selection and details of the procedure and recovery period. The application of permanent makeup is performed by your surgeon in our office facility with topical anesthesia or topical anesthesia with sedation. Temporary swelling, bruising and crusting may be experienced, but is very short lived. If you have any history of fever blisters and are undergoing any procedures involving the lips, you will be treated with medication to prevent and outbreak in the post-operative period.
SkinPen is a fractional micro-needling device that works to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime! It reduces acne, surgical and other scarring and improves wrinkles, fine lines and stretch marks.
This next generation peel is unlike any other you have experienced. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and will reverse the signs of aging and sun damage with minimal downtime. The peels may be done as a single treatment or in a series for maximum results. Your skin will be smoother and clearer allowing your natural beauty and luminosity to shine.
NON-INVASIVE BODY CONTOURING
CoolSculpting helps you eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime! With over 1 million CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves thanks to individual treatment plans tailored specifically to their bodies.
This amazing technology cools fat cells resulting in your body’s natural elimination of these cells over the weeks that follow. The fat melts away, and you look better in your bathing suit! All consultations are complimentary and can be scheduled with one of our Plastic Surgery nurses at your convenience.