Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein administered in a simple nonsurgical procedure that improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people aged 18-65. The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time.
Two muscles are largely responsible for frown lines between the brows. When those muscles contract, they draw the brows together. As skin becomes less elastic over time, repeated frowning can result in those moderate to severe lines between the brows.
JUVÉDERM Cosmetic is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks.
All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.
Glycolic Acid Peel is Formulated from sugar cane, this acid creates a mild exfoliating action. Glycolic acid peels work by loosening up and exfoliating the superficial top layer. This peel also stimulates collagen growth.
Jessner Chemical Peel is a medium depth peel designed to treat more extensive damage than AHA’s alone can improve. It is made from salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid), lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) and resorcinol. This peel goes deeper enabling your skin to peel off more layers giving you more dramatic results than a light peel can provide. Along with more substantial results comes more down time (at least a weeks worth) and a greater chance for side affects. For your Jessner peel to be safe and effective it is imperative for you to prepare the skin up to months in advance to have healthy results. Schedule a free consultation with our esthetician to get your skin on track to a healthier more beautiful you.
South Beach Peel is a combination Broadband Light treatment that is followed by a Microlaser Peel. Patients see a 90 percent improvement in sun damage spots and collagen tightening for fine lines and wrinkles with this treatment.
After a South Beach Peel, sun damage pigment will turn dark and you will experience redness and warmth like a sunburn sensation. Healing takes five days during which you will have sloughing of the skin. Redness will fade on the fifth day and makeup can be used on the sixth day.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy is a “quick-fix” procedure requiring virtually no downtime to rejuvenate the skin and restore a youthful glow. IPL stimulates new collagen to form in the skin thereby reducing fine lines, minimizing pore size and acne scars, and increasing skin elasticity. Intense pulsed light also diminishes flushing or redness of the face associated with Rosacea, reduces brown spots, erases broken capillaries, and smoothes roughly textured skin.
IPL therapy consists of a series of 4 to 6 treatments, in which an intense flash of light is emitted similar to the flash of a camera. IPL passes through the top layer of skin (epiderrmis) and penetrates to the deeper layer (dermis) where blood vessels, pigment cells, and collagen are found. Because the epidermis is unharmed, the severe redness and peeling associated with traditional laser skin resurfacing is avoided.
Any skin can be treated with IPL including skin on the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms, and legs. The actual procedure time varies depending on the size of the area treated. IPL therapy of the full face may take 20 minutes, while treatment of the face, neck and chest may take as long as 45 minutes.
Topical cream anesthesia can be applied one to one and a half hours prior to intense pulsed light treatment to reduce any stinging sensation. Abnormal blood vessels are typically not anesthetized due to constriction and blanching of the blood vessels, making visualization of the vessels difficult.
IPL treatments of freckles or brown spots usually require no downtime, and you can return to normal daily activities immediately. Over a 2 to 3 week period any brown spots or freckles will darken and then flake off. IPL treatments of abnormal redness or vessels usually have minimal downtime, as well, although some patients experience purple discoloration as the intense pulsed light ruptures the blood vessels. Camouflage makeup can conceal any discoloration, and it usually resolves in about a week.
LightSheer Hair Removal system is a non-invasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The Light Sheer system generates intense long-pulsed light through an actively-cooled hand piece to effectively disable unwanted pigmented hair follicles, thus impairing their growth. The laser’s cold hand piece is placed gently on the skin, as pulses of light are delivered from the laser. When the light penetrates the skin, it selectively damages the root of the unwanted hair.
With the “cool tip” hand piece and the Light Sheer process we can gently treat hair while maintaining a healthy, normal appearance of the surrounding tissue. The Light Sheer can remove hair from all parts of the body including the cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the ears, nose, chest, nipples, and bikini line.
Teeth Whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.