BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. It can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures. Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years.
Sculptra® counteracts the loss of fat beneath the skin (a condition called lipoatrophy). Sculptra® is injected into the deep dermis layer of the skin to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations and wrinkles. Its main component is an alpha hyrdoxy acid that has been used for 20 years in surgical products such as dissolvable sutures. Results can last up to two years.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow's feet, thinning lips and loosening skin. It can also "plump up" the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Because it is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is needed. Juvéderm comes in three formulas optimized for the depth of the area being treated.
The Vbeam® pulse dye laser by Candela has been a gold standard laser treatment for vascular conditions for over 20 years. The most versatile of the Vbeam lasers, the Perfecta treats a remarkable array of skin conditions, from red and brown discoloration to vascular and pigmented lesions to wrinkles and acne and beyond for dramatic skin rejuvenation. Treatment with the Vbeam Perfecta is fast, safe, effective and comfortable, thanks to a large spot size and a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD). Combined with Perfecta's advanced micro-pulse technology, the DCD prevents post-treatment bruising and offers patients little to no downtime after treatment.
The full range of conditions Perfecta can treat includes:
GentleLASE® by Candela provides fast, safe and effective laser hair removal for patients of all skin types. In addition to hair removal, it can also treat razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae) and ingrown hairs. The advanced alexandrite laser system precisely targets areas of hair growth and delivers narrow-wavelength light to the hair follicles while the surrounding tissue remains untouched. A patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) keeps the skin comfortably cool during and after treatment, soothing and protecting as the laser energy heats the follicles to reduce hair growth. GentleLASE's DCD and large spot size mean faster treatment times than ever before.
GentleLASE is not only an excellent solution for laser hair removal, it is also highly effective for the reduction of vascular lesions (including sun damage, age spots, freckles, melasma and seborrheic keratoses), pigmented lesions (including hemangiomas and facial and leg veins) and wrinkles. Its versatility, safety and effectiveness make it one of the most popular lasers used today.
Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates the outer layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated. Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible. Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels. Multiple treatments are recommended for full effect.
The Smoothbeam laser is an advanced diode laser that treats acne by targeting its cause, the oil-producing sebaceous glands. The laser energy delivered during this treatment heats the sebaceous glands and changes their structure and function, preventing them from producing excessive amounts of oil. The laser beams target the sebaceous glands while leaving the surrounding tissue intact.
Most patients can achieve successful results from this procedure after four to five treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment session typically lasts 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is normal for patients to experience redness and the sensation of a mild sunburn for several hours after treatment. You will be able to resume your regular activities immediately after each treatment session.
Although acne treatment with the Smoothbeam laser is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks and side effects associated with any type of treatment. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation, scarring, depressions in the skin and blistering. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a short time.
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. They may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.
Obagi is a brand of skin care products designed to develop and maintain healthy skin through an advanced line of cleansers, toners, eye creams, sunscreens, serums and more. These products are available only from a physician because of the prescription-strength quality of the included ingredients.
There are different Obagi systems designed for different skin types. Each product within these systems serves a specific purpose and are all designed to work together for maximum results. Your doctor will determine which Obagi system is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your skin.
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup is known as The Skin Care Makeup for its safety and skin care benefits, along with its stylish, up-to-date color choices. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists often recommend these products to their patients as a smart everyday makeup choice and also as a corrective makeup for post-operative care.
All Jane Iredale products are non-comedogenic and oil-free, reducing the risk of breakouts in people with oily or acne-prone skin. These products also contain sunscreen to protect the skin and are safe for even the most sensitive skin types.