- Botox (wrinkles)
- Glycolic Acid Peels
- Skin Fillers (wrinkles)
- Chemical Resurfacing (wrinkles, discoloration)
- IPL Laser for Benign Pigmented Lesions and Facial Veins
Frown lines on your forehead? Crows feet appearing? These areas now can be temporarily injected away. Botox is a serum that is injected into the muscle, and within a few days, those lines are erased away. The procedure is performed by a physician and actually takes only a few minutes. After the injection, you will be asked to squeeze your muscles to help the serum penetrate into the muscle. You will be asked not to lie down or put your head down for 5-6 hours after the treatment. The action of the Botox is to paralyze your muscle, thus not enabling you to create those frown lines on your forehead, or those crow's feet from squinting. You must stop taking aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure. The results from Botox can last 3 to 6 months.
If you are unhappy with crow's feet, frown lines, worry lines, acne scars, vertical lip lines, and smile lines, you may be interested in consulting one of our physicians about skin filler therapy. This is a safe, non-surgical treatment which is injected into the skin to smooth your facial lines temporarily and our physicians will tailor your treatment to fit your needs. Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler available to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds. Unlike others, it is not animal based, therefore eliminating concern of animal-related allergic reactions. No pre-testing is required and the effects can last six months or longer.
We offer several types of chemical peels, including Jessner's solution, glycolic acid and trichloracetic acid. Depending on the strength of the solution, superficial to medium depth peels can be accomplished. If you have melasma, irregular skin discolorations, dyschromia, or fine wrinkles, you may benefit from one of our peels.
This non-surgical laser treatment is quick and effective for benign pigmented lesions, whether congenital or caused sun exposure or aging. Regardless of the cause, benign pigmented lesions are simply spots on the skin where there is a higher concentration of melanin. Some lesions are flat; others are raised. In most cases, pigmented lesions are merely a cosmetic concern.By exposing a pigmented lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin can be raised sharply, enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area.
Facial Spider Veins or Telangiectasias of the face are obvious, small, reddish blood vessels typically seen on the nose and cheeks. These generally are hereditary in nature and represent an over-enlargement of the smallest blood vessels of the face. They are also induced by excessive sun exposure. The laser is an excellent tool for removal of these vessels resulting in a marked improvement in the look of the skin. The laser is essentially non-painful and no anesthetic is necessary. There is just a minimal sensation with each pulse of the laser and most patients are extremely happy with the results.
Glycolic Acid Peels
This physician strength treatment refines the texture of the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces the incidence of acne, and improves pigmented areas. Low strength (20-30%) glycolic acid treatments administered by our aesthetic staff can be used for milder degrees of these problems.