Cosmetic Non-surgical solutions
Botox® is used for the treatment of wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Muscle facial expressions can cause frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox cosmetic treatment is for mild to severe wrinkles. Botox is injected into the muscles that contribute to the wrinkles and works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of the wrinkles. Treatment can last from 2 to 6 months depending on the location and how often the expressions are being made. Pricing is based per number of units needed for an individual person.
Xeomin® is used for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles caused by the movement of facial expressions. Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily block the release of chemicals that cause the muscle to contract; this reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction. Effects of Xeomin can last from 2 to 6 months depending on the location of treatment. Pricing is based per number of units needed for an individual person.
Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are non-surgical injectable fillers containing a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in young, healthy skin. As you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin; lack of hyaluronic acid causes skin to loose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are used to treat smile lines, corners of the lips, marionette lines and vertical lip lines. Results may last for up to one year with optimal treatment. Pricing is per syringe.
Juvederm Voluma XC is the firstFDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag.
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler designed to intergrate into facial skin. Belotero is a soft and cohesive gel, that once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate–to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. This product is versatile enough to handle moderate smile lines around the mouth; it is an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips). Individual results may vary, but Belotero Balance may last about 6 months or more . Some factors that affect how long it lasts are the amount of product used and the area it is injected into.
Radiesse® is a non-surgical calcium based dermal filler used to replenish volume loss and stimulate the production of your own natural collagen. Radiesse® is used for the upper cheek area, parenthesis (smile) lines, and jowls and is now FDA approved for the backs of the hands. Individual results may vary and can last a year or more in many patients. Radiesse® is a viable option to help provide a long- lasting natural look while immediately smoothing wrinkles.
Sculptra Aesthetic® is non-surgical dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid. It works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained provider. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Restylane Silk can be used to treat lip lines in patients over 21 years.
Dysport is FDA approved (abobotulinumtoxinA) for treatment of moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Dysport is injected into muscles to temporarily block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of the wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. Majority of patients see improvement in just 2-3 days after treatment and may last up to four months.
Sclerotherapy effectively treats spider veins of the thighs and legs. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the veins. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.
After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to a month to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.
Non-injectable Cosmetic Solutions
A simple and safe procedure exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). This treatment is great for all skin types, especially very sensitive skin because it does not involve chemicals. This treatment has no down time and leaves a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
A chemical peel uses a combination of chemical solutions or individual solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. There are different strengths of chemical peels and our trained skin care consultant will discuss the appropriate chemical peel for your skin type and what your goals are. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
Chemical peels will not treat deep facial lines, tighten loose or sagging skin, remove broken capillaries, change pore size or remove deep scars.
ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel is formulated with a unique combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids to provide epidermal exfoliation and renewal. The perfect lunchtime peel with no downtime. This peel is suitable for all skin types and can also be customized according to your specific needs to brighten the skin on the face, neck, decollete and hands.
ZO 3 Step Peel
This potent stimulating peel confers longer lasting benefits beyond the temporary superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels. Contains salicylic acid, trichloracetic acid and lactic acid; designed for acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, and dullness. The 3 step peel promotes softer, smoother skin, suitable for any skin type or color. Usage studies show remarkable safety with minimal irritation and can be repeated every 3 to 4 weeks if deeper repair is desired.
Micro Needling – Eclipse MicroPen® Elite
Automated micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks and the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
Skin Care Products
ZO® Skin Health
ZO® is the new line of Dr. Obagi; the originator of Obagi NuDerm. Dr. Obagi is no longer affiliated with Obagi Medical Products and developed new and improved products. ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. As a result, ZO® products are available for purchase exclusively through select authorized physician practices located in the U.S. This allows patients to experience safe and effective results, as well as continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition. MORE INFO about ZO Skin Products
ZO® Skin Health Circle Therapeutic Treatments provided by healthcare professionals using prescribed products to correct medical skin conditions
Maintenance Designed to prevent reoccurrence of persistent skin problems keeping skin strong and healthy while looking and acting younger
Skincare Daily regimen to help promote cellular function and achieve healthier looking skin
Prevention Minimize UV damage, prevent DNA Damage and Protect Skin
Revision® Skincare is an exclusive physician dispensed line of products that has been around for more than two decades and is known in ten countries around the world. Revision® is known for using the purest ingredients for enhancing skin appearance and reducing signs of aging. Revision® SkinCare has been featured in Bazaar, InStyle and New Beauty magazines to name a few, for their amazing products. Along with pure and efficacious skincare products, Revision® SkinCare does not test their products on animals.
EltaMD is our preferred line of sun protection. EltaMD has been around for 25 years and provides the best sun protection to help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Latisse® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis approved by the FDA to grow longer, thicker, and darker lashes. Latisse® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: increase the length of the “growth” phase and increase the number of hairs in the “growth” phase.
The exact way in which Latisse® works is still unknown. The onset of results is gradual but usually a significant improvement is noted after 2 months of nightly use. Additional application is not known to increase the “growth” phase. You should not use Latisse® if you are allergic to one of its ingredients, nursing, trying to conceive or are currently pregnant.