- Laser procedures
INJECTIONS - BOTOX
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive (non-surgical) injection that takes just a few minutes, but reduces the frown lines around the brow area for up to four months.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive (non-surgical) injection that takes just a few minutes, but reduces the frown lines around the brow area for up to four months. Those frown lines you see may have you asking yourself if they were brought upon by stress or sun exposure. Actually the skins aging process is far more complex than that. A list of factors can play a role in the “frowning” process. It isn’t just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so on; it’s a combination of many factors. Glabella Lines also known as frown lines are the cause of the muscle movements beneath the skin. When any person frowns for a short interval the facial muscles contract causing pleating of the skin. After years of this frowning process, the skin begins to linger and can become more pronounced. The results of Botox can be seen within a couple of days following the injection and may last up to four months.
Touted as the “next generation” of facial fillers, Juvéderm™ injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face.
INJECTIONS - JUVEDERM
Touted as the “next generation” of facial fillers, Juvéderm™ injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. They are especially effective on smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth. , Juvéderm™ products are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support to the skin. Treatment takes only 15 minutes with immediate results and no downtime. Results typically last about 6-9 months and can be made to last even longer with a simple follow-up treatment a few weeks after the initial injection
LASER HAIR REDUCTION
With laser hair removal, say goodbye to the trouble, pain, and expense of getting rid of unsightly hair. It works anywhere on the body, and has been proven to be permanent, efficient, and extremely affordable
LASER HAIR REDUCTION
Unwanted hair – nobody likes it and nobody wants to have to deal with it. With traditional surgeries and techniques, hair removal has be painful, expensive, time-consuming and worst of all, temporary. Until now. With laser hair removal, say goodbye to the trouble, pain, and expense of getting rid of unsightly hair. Equally as effective for men and women, it works anywhere on the body, and has been proven to be permanent, efficient, and extremely affordable.
Hair is removed from within the follicle itself, leaving a slim chance for regrowth. Depending upon the area being treated, the entire procedure can be performed in 15-30 minutes – a smaller amount of time than a lunch break. The growth of human hair is cyclic, involving phases of active growth (anagen) and resting stages (telogen). In addition, an intermediate stage of transition and controlled regression, known as catagen, occurs between active growth and cessation of growth.
DURING THE ANAGEN PHASE: Hair-producing cells multiply and proliferate, producing more cells. The cortex cells in the middle of the hair follicle squeeze together into layers, and then harden. As this hardening process continues, the cortex cells cease to function, and eventually die. They are soon replaced by new cells.
DURING THE CATAGEN PHASE: The catagen phase is a relatively short growth phase of approximately 1-3 weeks in which the hair fibers and root sheaths cease growth. This leads to telogen, a ‘resting’ phase for the hair follicle.
DURING THE TELOGEN PHASE: The follicles stop producing hair and deposit their remaining cells on the end of the hair fiber, forming the anchor of the new, healthy fiber.
Many people choose to have decorative tattoos in youth, but later regret this decision. Cosmetic medical lasers vaporize ink fragments in the tattoo, causing them to fragment and the body to absorb them naturally.
Many people choose to have decorative tattoos in youth, but later regret this decision. Laser removal has become the treatment of choice. Unlike other tattoo removal treatments, laser surgery is completely non-invasive and the most likely to keep skin intact and looking healthy.
Cosmetic medical lasers vaporize ink fragments in the tattoo, causing them to fragment and the body to absorb them naturally. A quarter-sized tattoo can take as little as 3-5 minutes to treat, but a minimum of approximately 8-10 repeat treatments will probably be necessary. Due to their complexity, color schemes, and depth, professional tattoos will be harder to remove than the homemade variety.
QSwitched laser for tattoo removal. This particular machine is used because the results are superior when compared to traditional machines. The Q-Switched laser is quick pulsed, and it has the capability of dissolving tattoo ink without destroying the skin, thus no scars. This laser targets tattoo ink and rapidly heats it, causing the ink to expand and break up into smaller particles. The body is able to then absorb the small ink fragments and carry them away. After each treatment, the laser fragments more ink and penetrates a little deeper into the skin.
Blistering and scabbing may follow a tattoo removal session. Taking care of the treated area is the most important factor in removing a tattoo without a scar; post laser treatment will determine the success rate.
A good candidate for tattoo removal has medium to fair skin, with dark but not dense ink (black/brown). The preferred locations are the arm, chest, buttocks, or any place with good circulation. Medium or fair skinned patients react well to the treatment because the light will be able to selectively target the ink. Some tattoos disappear in one treatment, and others requiring 12 or more treatments for complete removal.
treating doctor must act conservatively rather that aggressively, to allow the surrounding tissue to relax in the weeks following the treatment.
Non-professional tattoos can usually be treated with 1-4 treatments and professional tattoos can usually be treated with 6-10 treatments, however only the treating physician can determine how many treatments are needed to successfully remove any tattoo.
Unlike surgical treatments, there is no downtime, and the only restriction is the area cannot be exposed directly to the sun for one week.
LASER FACIAL VEIN REMOVAL
Visible facial veins, which have many different names, such as spider veins, telangiectasias, spider angiomas and benign vascular lesions, are actually dilated blood vessels.
LASER FACIAL VEIN REMOVAL
Visible facial veins, which have many different names, such as spider veins, telangiectasias, spider angiomas and benign vascular lesions, are actually dilated blood vessels. They are usually found on the forehead, nose, cheeks, eyelids, neck, and upper chest. Visible veins are most commonly seen in fair-skinned women and usually appear in the fourth or fifth decade.
LASER PIGMENT REMOVAL
Laser treatment can greatly reduces or lightens brown age spots, “liver spots,” freckles and other brown birthmarks. The specialized light produced by the KTP 532 Diolite laser is absorbed by the pigmented lesion. This process destroys the treated area, without affecting the surrounding skin. The treated area may appear red for a short time before the skin returns to its natural color and texture.
Laser Pigment Removal: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Most pigmented lesions are removed in one or two treatments. Deeper lesions may require more treatments. The number of treatments needed depends on a variety of factors, including the size, depth, and number of treated lesions in the skin.
Q: Will the pigmented lesion return?
A: Common pigmented lesions do not return. However, some birthmarks may return after a number of months or years. If this occurs, the procedure can be repeated.