Prominent forehead creases, brow furrows or eye lines (crow’s feet) produced by specific facial expression muscles repeatedly creasing the skin may be effectively treated by reducing the function of specific facial muscles. Neurotoxins ( Botox™) injected in small amounts into facial muscles bind to the nerve endings supplying the muscle and prevent nerve impulses from traveling to the muscle. When injected into a muscle, it weakens or paralyzes the muscle around the area injected for a typical period of several months. The resultant weakening or paralyzing effect on the facial muscle temporarily reduces or eliminates previous skin creasing and new skin creasing is avoided. Botox may take several days to have its effect, and the effect typically lasts 3 months, in most individuals, before full muscle movement returns. At that point the treatment may be repeated as desired.
Injectable Fillers are substances that are used to replace lost volume in certain areas of your face. When used appropriately they can result in substantial and fairly long lasting improvement. They deeper creases and folds that are not due to muscle activity. The most popular fillers are the hyaluronic acids (Juvederm™, VolumaTM ) which are composed of a gel like substance that is found in our bodies in between the cells and lost as we age. Juvederm can be used for the nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, and deep dermal lines. Voluma is used to revolumize the face and restore the “apple to the cheek” re-creating youthful highlights that become hollows as we age. This gives a “lifting” effect to the face. Significant volumes of injectable fillers can be used to perform a “Liquid Facelift.”
Ablative Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment (Single Treatment)
The gradual development of facial wrinkles, whether fine surface lines or deeper creases and folds, is the classic early sign of accumulated skin damage and inevitable aging. Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin may be accelerated by excessive exposure to the sun and other elements and is more common now than ever. Both men and women seek skin resurfacing to help reverse the effects of sun damaged skin. Surgery may also improve the pitted look of acne scars and remove pre-cancerous skin growths called keratoses. Laser surgery is used to resurface facial skin with wrinkles caused by excess sun exposure, “crow’s feet,” and acne scarring. Fractional skin resurfacing with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, the gold standard laser energy for skin rejuvenation, removes microcolumns of the epidermis and penetrates into the papillary dermis, stimulating new collagen formation resulting in smoothing of wrinkles with improved skin tone and texture and improving appearance of scars. Ablative resurfacing produces a significantly greater result in reducing lines and wrinkles in one treatment that nonablative resurfacing accomplishes in a series of treatments, so ablative fractional CO2 resurfacing can be a one-time treatment. However, it also can be repeated in the future.
Nonablative AFFIRM Fractional Laser Resurfacing-(Multiple Treatment)
The Affirm Laser utilizes the newest fractional laser technology, with a built in cooling system, to deliver total skin rejuvenation and minimize acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. Lengthy down time is avoided, by creating micro columns of light energy deep into the layers of the skin, leaving surrounding tissues intact and rapidly stimulating the body’s natural healing responses. These microcolumns can penetrate fibrous scar tissue enabling deposition of new collagen and lifting depressions (scars and wrinkles) from the bottom up. The tissue heating from the laser energy causes tissues to contract, resulting in softer, smoother & firmer looking skin. In addition to facial rejuvenation, Affirm can be used on other areas of the body for hand rejuvenation, stretch marks, and neck skin rejuvenation. The Affirm is a complete skin rejuvenation system that provides fast results with less pain and downtime than many other current products on the market. The Affirm has an inbuilt cooling system attached to the handpiece, which offers excellent pain relief and therefore requires no need of topical anesthesia (cream). Treatment may take between 15 – 30 minutes depending on the area. The Affirm Fractional Laser is designed to be performed as a course of treatments. Initially it is recommended you begin with 3-4 monthly sessions, however deeper lines, scarring and other severe skin conditions will take many more regular sessions.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)-Photofacial (Multiple Treatment)
High intensity wide spectrum pulsed light can be used for photocoagulation of vascular lesions and treatment of benign pigmented lesions. Five different wavelengths allow customization of treatment to reduce the overall appearance of pigment and discoloration. For optimum result, a series of photofacials is typically performed.
Elite Aesthetic Workstation: Pigment, Laser Hair Removal, and Veins (Multiple Treatment)
The Best of Both Worlds
The Elite laser provides two wavelengths for the best of both worlds. The 755 nm Alexandrite wavelength is highly absorbed by melanin and has proven long-term results for pigmented lesion removal and hair reduction. This wavelength can permanently reduce unwanted hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments. The 1064 nm Nd:YAG is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types and tanned skin. It’s also the wavelength of choice for treating facial and leg veins, the most common form of vascular lesions. The Elite offers a variety of settings, allowing customization for your specific needs by selecting the optimal wavelength to maximize efficacy and comfort for unwanted hair, pigment, and vascular lesions, regardless of the your skin type.
Our new Laser Glow Facial utilizes laser energy for the ultimate deep cleaning and collagen stimulating facial. Whether to optimize glowing skin for an event, or just to maintain beautiful skin, this facial uses technology for the deepest results with no downtime. Get your Glow On!
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