Laser Center Procedures
Neurotoxins works by blocking the impulse from the nerves to the muscle in the treated area. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years cause unwanted lines. Relaxing these muscles creates a smooth natural look. Every face we treat is different and therefore requires custom dosing.
OnabotulinumtoxinA was the first FDA approved neurotoxin to treat frown lines and crow's feet. It is the #1 selling neurotoxin in the world. Many patients think it is the longest lasting neurotoxin. To learn more about Botox go to http://www.BotoxCosmetic.com
AbobotulinumtoxinA is generally less expensive and results can be seen seen sooner than Botox. This product is made using lactose molecules and is not intended for use with patients who have a milk protein allergy. To learn more about Dysport visit www.Dysportusa.com.
IncobotulinumtoxinA is another competitor. It is made with sucrose molecules and has many of the accessory proteins removed that the first two above mentioned neurotoxins have. To learn more about this product visit www.xeomin.com
PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs injection is a newer FDA approved medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a period of time.
As we age, time and sunlight along with smoking and other factors decrease the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in our skin causing loss of volume and structure creating facial folds and wrinkles. We also have bone loss as we age. Adding volume with fillers creates a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
This is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Injecting it under the skin creates a natural smooth look. It is perfect for using around the mouth and lip area to reduce those unwanted age lines. To learn more about Juvederm visit www.juvederm.com
This is the newest of the Allergan dermal fillers. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid-based gel enhanced with painkilling Lidocaine. What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient crosslinking, produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results. Additionally, Volbella is a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection. Its lower HA concentration also means that it is less hydrophilic (less likely to absorb water) resulting in reduced swelling and a more natural result. It is especially useful for lip lines.
This product lasts 2 years and adds volume to those depleted deeper tissue areas. I works well adding volume to the cheeks which flatten as we age.
To learn more about Voluma visit www.juvederm.com
Radiesse is a viable option for those seeking help in smoothing their wrinkles. Long-lasting and highly satisfying, it is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for both face and hands. Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin–it’s what helps it feel and look tight, taught, and youthful. As we age, the production of collagen slows down, causing skin to sag. RADIESSE is a collagen stimulator. It stimulates the body’s process of generating collagen and encourages growth, for a more refreshed appearance, so beauty can bloom. To learn more visit Radiesse.com
This product is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid. These tiny particles are injected under the skin and stimulate collagen production thereby increasing overall facial volume. Results are subtle and emerge over time. Longevity is 2 years. Consult with your practitioner about amount needed. Learn
more at www.sculptraaesthetic.com
Pixel resurfacing laser is for those patients who wish to treat fine lines and wrinkles along with smoothing texture. It requires down time of
3 to 5 days depending on how aggressive the treatment is. It stimulates collagen which improves integrity of skin over weeks to months.
Light based Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or Broad Band Light(BBL) treats skin discoloration. We treat brown and red discoloration. No down time is required.
New studies are proving that IPL/BBL also help with collagen production and decreasing fine lines. The principle behind tightening of the skin using IPL rests on the theory that heating collagen fibers with high intensity light energy leads to their contracture. Many patients choose to have not only
faces treated but also their necks, chests and hands treated.
Laser Hair Removal
Our machines provide almost painless hair removal for all skin types.
This high frequency technology is for the rapid treatment of minor skin irregularities such as telangiectasis, cherry angiomas, fibromas, skin tags, hyperpigmentation, milia, seborrheic keratosis and acne pimples. The Skin Classic treatments are quick. Small skin tags or blood spots disappear immediately and hyper pigmented areas such as liver or "age spots take only a few seconds.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
A small amount of blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge. The blood separates and only the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is drawn off. Micro needling is performed on the treatment area. The PRP soaks into the skin through the tiny holes made by micro needling. Platelets are filled with many growth factors. This results in fibrin and collagen production providing skin rejuvenation. This is a purely organic and safe procedure since your platelets are used on your skin.
If your do not like having your blood drawn, we often perform this procedure with a product that is as stimulating as PRP. We use AQ Recovery serum which is filled with peptides and proteins that equals PRP.
Consultations are FREE
For best results, discontinue use of any/all NSAIDs (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) or blood thinning herbal supplements two weeks before appointment. These include:
If you are concerned about bruising, you can take Arnica and/or Bromelain a few days before the appointment.
Arnica is an herb, and has long been recommended for bruises. It contains a compound that reduces inflammation and swelling. Arnica comes in a pill or topical gel form. We recommend clients take the pill form 2 days prior dermal filler treatment. Follow instructions on bottle.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in fresh pineapples, and it actually "digests" proteins involved in causing inflammation and inducing pain. We recommend clients take 250 - 500 Milligrams daily between meals 2 days prior to dermal filler treatment.
Neurotoxins can not be injected in nursing mothers, or anyone under 18.