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Superficial Resurfacing with Microlaserpeel®
This in-office procedure removes a very thin layer of skin to improve fine lines, pigmentation, tone and texture – restoring a more youthful appearance. All this with very little down time.
Fractional Resurfacing with Profractional XC Therapy™
This in-office procedure treats a fraction of the skin at a deeper layer stimulating new collagen growth and improving your skin’s tone, texture, fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and the appearance of scars. This procedure requires little to moderate downtime because the surrounding skin is left untouched and helps with healing.
Deep Resurfacing with Contour TRL™
This in-office procedure is the most aggressive of the laser therapies. It removes fine lines and deep wrinkles including those pesky lines around the lips and eyes. TRL treatments are generally only done one-time. We will custom tailor your treatment to your desired outcome and downtime.
BBL is a popular choice for the face, neck, back of hands, chest and shoulders. This in-office procedure requires little or no downtime and may be combined with other laser treatments to give you the look you desire. BBL is commonly used for:
• Pigmented Lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
• Vascular Lesions (e.g., spider veins, small blood vessels)
• Skin Firmness
• Uneven Skin Texture
• Unwanted Hair
Restylane is used in patients over 21 years to add volume and fullness to the skin to enhance lips, and to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and lines from the corner of your mouth to your chin (marionette lines).
Restylane Lyft is the first FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines(nasolabial folds). The filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body and absorbed over time. It differs from other fillers in that it is used for bony augmentation. It does cause 2-3 days of swelling before it settles into the final result.
Restylane Silk temporarily decrease the evidence of fine wrinkles and deep tear troughs. The filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body and resorbed over time. It differs from other fillers in that it can be injected superficially into fine lines and wrinkles. It is also becoming a favorite for lip augmentation as it gives a very soft look. There is a 2-3 day swelling time before final results can be appreciated.
Radiesse® are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). it is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
Juvéderm® temporarily decreases the evidence of smile lines, vertical lines and marionette lines on the face. The filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body and resorbed over time. Like most fillers, it causes 2-3 days of swelling before it settles into the final results.
Juvéderm Voluma® injectable gel for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21 years of age.
Botox® Cosmetic injections are the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. Quick, safe and effective, Botox® reduces or eliminates crow’s feet beside the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead and muscle bands in the neck. It may last up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, Botox® may be useful for treating migraine headaches and excessive sweating.
Dysport® is a prescription injection for temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet beside the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead and muscle bands in the neck in adults less than 65 year of age. Effects may last three to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort.
Latisse® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker. Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that Latisse® solution works gradually and remarkably — with full results at week 16.
Alpheon Lash Eyelash Serum hydrates, conditions and strengthens lashes, resulting in the appearance of longer, fuller eyelashes. After 8 weeks of use: 80% of the women in the study agreed that the Serum improved their overall lash appearance; 76% agreed that their lashes appeared longer, thicker and more conditioned; and 72% agreed that their lashes appeared less sparse.
Sclerotherapy or injection therapy is the gold standard treatment for spider veins. This in-office procedure involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. The body then absorbs the clotted vessel. For those blood vessels that are too small for injections, we may use Sciton® Phototherapy BBL™ – BroadBand Light (described above) may be used.
Trichloracetic acid (TCA) peels are medium in depth. It softens fine lines, minimizes “age” spots and other skin discolorations, diminishes acne scars and generally improves the tone and texture. These peels are suitable for most skin types, including darker-toned skin. More than one treatment may be recommended and spaced 2 to 3 months apart. To increase effectiveness, TCA peels are often combined with other skin-rejuvenating treatments.
ZO® Skin Health Products provide a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatments and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies – these products can provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders, and ages.
Teoxane Cosmeceuticals’ skincare line has the same crossed-linked hyaluronic acid used in our dermal-filler injections. More than the traditional Hyaluronic Acid, it forms a mesh on your skin that permits active ingredients to gradually be released. Balancing premium skincare with medical science, this skin care line is perfectly adapted and complementary to advanced esthetic procedures.