Aesthetic Treatments 2016-10-22T17:16:19+00:00

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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat painful, unsightly spider veins. These vessels are treated by injecting a solution directly into the damaged veins. This causes irritation of the inner lining of the blood vessel, resulting in scarring of the vein. Sclerotherapy has been used on patients worldwide since the 1930’s and remains the primary effective treatment of both varicose and spider veins.

How Sclerotherapy Is Done

In most cases of sclerotherapy, the salt solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. At this point, you may experience mild discomfort and cramping for one to two minutes, especially when larger veins are injected. The procedure itself takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

The number of veins injected in one session varies, and depends on the size and location of the veins, as well as the general medical condition of the patient.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect From Sclerotherapy?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the appearance of the treated area improves 50%-90% following the treatments. Results generally begin to be seen starting one week after the injections.

Recovery and Results

Most patients are able return to their daily routines immediately after their sclerotherapy treatment. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 7-10 days if possible.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel removes the surface layers of the skin, creating a smoother, fresher-looking skin surface and erasing wrinkles. The deeper the peel, the more extensive the skin renewal. Medium and deep peels stimulate collagen renewal, resulting in firmer skin and diminished wrinkles.

What Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?

Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to:

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect From Sclerotherapy?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the appearance of the treated area improves 50%-90% following the treatments. Results generally begin to be seen starting one week after the injections.

Recovery and Results

Most patients are able return to their daily routines immediately after their sclerotherapy treatment. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 7-10 days if possible.

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and family history
  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)
  • Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Different skin types require different types of peels. Our experenced doctors will help you select the ideal peel for your skin type and skin condition.

What should I do after a chemical peel?

Initially, the skin should be kept clean and moist. No dressing is required but you should apply a thin layer of Bacitracin or Vaseline with some frequency. You may wash or shower as usual. Avoid picking off any scaling skin. After healing is complete, use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Microdermabrasion

In the quest for youthful, vibrant skin, men and women share a common desire: to look their best, regardless of age. Diamond Peel technology, however, can easily bring you closer to healthier, younger-looking skin.

Microdermabrasion is derived from an age-old treatment called dermabrasion. The new Diamond Peel system, however, is modern and uses a gentler approach. It features a patented dual control system and adjustable applicator head that delivers a steady, effective stream of fine Diamond Crystals directly onto the skin. The old surface is removed, leaving it smooth, fresh, and rejuvenated.

There are many factors that influence cellular regeneration and epidermal growth. The skin’s natural response to excessive sunlight, for example, is to become thicker. This can result in slower shedding and a dry, rough skin. Acne sufferers, for example, may retain their skin cells, causing further congestion and thickening of the stratum corneum (top skin layer). Other factors, such as age, genetics, hormone balance, lack of minerals, and inadequate diet all influence epidermal cellular turnover and the production of new, healthy cells.

How does microdermabrasion work?

The Diamond Peel treatment erases epidermal layers at varying depths in a controlled manner. This approach respects the integrity of skin and promotes even healing. Maintaining level cellular growth on the surface aids in the youthfulness of the skin’s appearance.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

No. It is minimally uncomfortable but does not require pre-treatment or topical anesthesia.

How many times does microdermabrasion need to be performed ?

The average patient requires about 6 treatments, each lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. These should be performed 3-5 weeks apart for best results. Depending on the area and condition being treated, you will start to notice an improvement after the second or third treatment. Further treatments maybe required for maintenance or problem areas.

What side effects can I expect after the treatment?

48 to 72 hours after treatment, the new skin is more vulnerable to irritation and may be sensitive to normally tolerated products. During this time period, use only the mildest cleansers and moisturizers.

What are the risks of the procedure?

There are minimal risks. The most common side effect is redness of the skin which which usually resolves within 24 hours and is easily covered with make-up.

LATISSE®

There’s been a growing interest in this product ever since it was introduced. And it’s no wonder. LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.

Discover the LATISSE® difference

LATISSE® is the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. Our dermatologists will help determine if it is right for you.

LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker

LATISSE® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s your own eyelashes — only better.

How LATISSE® works

LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.

Please visit LATISSE® to see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with LATISSE®