Cosmetic Procedures 2017-10-31T11:08:37+00:00

Cosmetic Procedures

The Dermatology & Laser Center has used Botox for more than 15 years and is proud to be a member of the Platinum Botox Cosmetic Injection Team since 2004, putting our facility in the top one percent of all doctors’ practices in the United States and Europe. Botox Cosmetic® is a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment used to temporarily smooth mild to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic® is the only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA. One 10- to 15-minute treatment, comprised of a few minor injections, relaxes the facial muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to develop over time. You will see results within mere days, and the effects can last for four to six months. Millions of people have become Botox Cosmetic® devotees over the years, feeling that this simple procedure appears to almost reverse the aging process.

Juvéderm is the newest, most talked about injectable filler produced by Allergan Inc., the makers of Botox Cosmetic®. Juvéderm is a smooth, gel filler with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, combined with a special formulation process that makes it ideal to correct wrinkles, laugh lines (nasolabial folds), lips, recessed scars and to restore volume to the face. Results can last up to six months. Performed by using a series of small injections, patients are numbed prior to the procedure. Some bruising and light swelling might occur immediately after the procedure, but it usually subsides rapidly. If needed, cold packs can be applied immediately after treatment.

Voluma is the most recent FDA approved hyluaronic acid used to treat facial aging and volume loss in the mid and lateral face. Results are immediate with little to no downtime and may be expected to last up to 24 months.

A TCA chemical peel restores sun-damaged cells, removes pre-cancerous areas and stimulates collagen formation for a healthier, younger-looking complexion. The aging process slows down the speed at which our skin renews itself, and chemical peels assist in the return of the translucent, radiant look that young skin boasts. A specially formulated, concentrated chemical solution is placed on the skin, and after seven to 10 days of peeling, your new skin will appear fresh, clear and rejuvenated. At times, the peeling process can take up to two weeks. People of all ages will benefit from a TCA peel, however not all skin types are ideal for this procedure.

The Glycolic peel consists of a uniquely formulated concentrate of glycolic acids, a group of naturally occurring substances often referred to as “fruit acids,” as glycolic acid is a nontoxic product derived from sugar cane. When glycolic acid is applied to skin, it breaks up the “glue” that keeps dead cells on the skin’s surface. During this treatment, glycolic acid is gently applied to the skin. After one to two days, mild peeling occurs, followed by glowing, beautiful skin. Normal activities can be carried out the day after this peel.

The beta peel is a state-of-the-art chemical peel that has revolutionized the traditional peel. This treatment uses beta-hydroxy acid, takes a mere five minutes, and is used primarily to reduce acne lesions and shrink pores. The beta peel exfoliates dead and dull surface skin cells, stimulating a skin renewal and bringing healthy, young, living cells to the surface. The beta peel is also able to penetrate skin follicles, making it a great option for the treatment of acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores. Skin may peel for approximately three to five days.

The Vitalize Peel is a highly effective rejuvenation procedure with no down time. This peel improves the overall appearance of the skin, decreases fine lines and restores even skin tones. The Vitalize Peel evens out acne scarring, lightens hyperpigmentation (melasma and photodamage) and tightens pores. A unique blend of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol and retinoic acid are used, which are available only to physicians. Results are noticeable after just one peel. However, after a series of peels, the results are dramatic.

The Jessner’s Peel is a medium-depth peel designed for more extensive damage than alpha-hydroxy acids can improve. The Jessner’s solution is made from salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol. A glycolic solution will be applied all over your face to fully remove oils and stratum corneum (the outer most layer of the skin) so that the Jessner’s solution will penetrate properly. Skin will peel for three to seven days. After healing, the patient’s skin will have a smooth appearance.

Sclerotherapy is the standard treatment for varicose and spider veins located on the legs. By injecting a saline mixture into the vein with a needle, the vein collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. At the end of the treatment regimen, the veins are much less visible on the surface. Sclerotherapy can also relieve symptoms associated with enlarged veins and prevents further complications. The procedure is almost painless, but the patient will experience bruising for one to two weeks. It does not prevent new veins from appearing and may require more than one session. We do not recommend major traveling after a treatment for at least two weeks.

HydraFacial is the new breakthrough technology in aesthetic technology. The HydraFacial simultaneously removes dead skin cells while infusing serums to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Hydration is the key foundation to a youthful and radiant glow. This treatment is done in less than 30 minutes with no discomfort, and you can go back to your everyday routine that day.