Laser skin resurfacing utilizes laser energies to precisely treat a variety of skin aging concerns (similar laser treatments are used to treat scarring from acne, incisions, or trauma). With fractional CO2 laser resurfacing used to treat aging skin, microscopic columns of laser energy are comfortably delivered into thin, crepey, wrinkly skin – especially under the eyes and around the mouth, but also on the cheeks, forehead, and neck. The resulting healing process reveals tightened, thicker, younger-looking skin that looks and feels softer and smoother. This occurs in large part because vigorous collagen production is stimulated.
IPL, also called photorejuvenation or photofacial, uses potent pulses of light to penetrate the epidermis. The surface result is a more even skin tone and smoother complexion. Various device handpieces and device settings can be selected making this effective for rosacea, melasma, freckles, acne, spider veins, and brown age spot irregularities. Popular with women and men, IPL can correct discoloration from sun exposure, aging, or hormonal changes, but may not be suitable for dark or deeply tanned skin.
BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® address wrinkles and lines by relaxing and temporarily inhibiting tense facial muscles that cause creases and furrows. Subtle and natural-looking around the eyes, forehead, mouth, neck, and brows, BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® is administered as a series of tiny injections. We apply a powerful numbing cream (NumbMaster) first, making the process very comfortable. No downtime is involved, and patients see results in a few days, lasting three to six months. Both men and women enjoy this temporary rejuvenation with great satisfaction.
Time takes its toll on the face, bringing lines, wrinkles, sags, and general laxity to our lips, cheeks, chins, and jaws. When collagen breaks down, filler injections can help restore volume and smoothness. Before the injection, a topical anesthetic is applied to reduce the discomfort of a very fine needle or tiny blunt cannula. Mild swelling or redness may occur after, but you will enjoy both subtle and natural results for six to 24 months, depending on the location of the filler placement and the type of filler used.
Microdermabrasion is a type of “skin polisher.” The Mattioli Ultrapeel system is the most technologically advanced and innovative medical microdermabrasion treatment available. It powerfully vacuums fine silica crystals across the skin under adjustable pressure to provide superior exfoliation of areas affected by acne, dry or oily skin, sun damage, scars, discoloration, and more. As dead skin cells are removed, and newer, younger cells are revealed, your skin’s natural glow is restored. Safe and comfortable for all skin types, microdermabrasion may result in light redness, but has no downtime. Most effective with four to six treatments, it provides noticeable improvement after just one.
IPL can also aid in the destruction of hair follicles, permanently reducing hair growth in targeted regions: unwanted underarm hair, female moustache/chin hair, bikini area hair, leg hair, hair around the areola, and more. Double-filtered and highly concentrated bursts of light permanently destroy the targeted hair follicles, but spare the skin with minimal discomfort.
Our Nordlys Hybrid device is far more comfortable than other devices, but, even so, for some clients, there is mild discomfort. We use NumbMaster cream and our Zimmer cool/cold air device to effectively address discomfort. A series of treatments is usually required, spaced at four to eight weeks.
Most patients experience a 50-70% reduction of treated hair with each treatment. Fortunately, the type of hair that may manage to survive a treatment cycle is the finer, lighter, and slower-growing hair. Our Nordlys Hybrid hair removal device, developed and handmade in Denmark, is a newer, advanced technology with promise for those who weren’t good candidates for hair removal devices of the past, so please inquire to learn more.
One of the less invasive ways to improve your skin’s appearance is a chemical peel. Whether addressing lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, or mild scars, the chemical solution removes the damaged surface layers, stimulating the growth of smoother, younger-looking skin. A peel can be used on the face, neck, back, hands, décolleté, or around the lips. Though you may experience mild peeling and redness after a session, you can also resume normal activities immediately.
When firmness and stubborn fat removal is desired, TriPollar® or EndyMed™ 3DEEP™ are enlisted to sculpt the body – your abdomen, legs, upper arms – or tighten the sagging skin and wrinkles in your face and neck. With the sensation of a warm massage, TriPollar® or EndyMed™ 3DEEP™ use radiofrequency to heat the fat and deep skin layers, which react by removing the underlying fat while smoothing and tightening the skin. While treatment time varies depending on how many and which areas are being addressed, six to eight weekly treatments are recommended for optimal results. No recuperation time is needed after treatments.
LATISSE® is the only FDA-approved product on the market for patients who desire thicker, longer, and darker eyelashes. It has undergone rigorous tests and trials to ensure its safety and effectiveness. Prescribed by a doctor, this topical treatment is applied nightly to the base of upper lashes, and comes with daily applicators to reduce risk of eye infection. Results can be attained in eight to 16 weeks, but patients must continue biweekly use of LATISSE® or lashes will return to their former condition.