Medical Skincare Services

Botox® Cosmetic is a natural purified protein that binds with receptor sites to weaken muscle contraction thereby causing a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines and facial creases. Clinical trials began in the 1960’s with effective medical treatments beginning as early as 1976. The effects typically last 3-4 months with no down time.

Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved product that has become one of the most popular and effective treatments for dynamic facial wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles are due to the action of facial muscles, such as, prominent forehead creases, brow furrows or eye lines (crow’s feet).

Botox® Cosmetic treatment is quick and minimally invasive. You can expect to see results within a few days after your treatment; however, the appearance of the areas injected may continue to improve for up to a week. Results generally last between three and four months. Smooth away frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet or just about any wrinkle on the face without surgery. Just a few small injections and you could look 10 years younger.

FAQs about Botox

What is Botox® Cosmetic?

BOTOX has been used therapeutically for over 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. The formulation with dosing specific to moderate to severe frown lines was approved in 2002 as BOTOC Cosmetic.

What is Botox Cosmetic used for?

A purified protein, Botox is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.

What is the procedure?

You will be asked to contract the facial muscles (frowning, squinting) that affect the area to be treated. This will help determine the best location for the BOTOX injection. It takes 10 minutes. The BOTOX is injected directly into the muscle or just below the skin using a tiny needle. There is generally no recovery period. You can go directly back to your normal activities. You should stay upright for 4 hours, avoid strenuous activities and should not rub or massage the injection sites.

Is it painful?

No anesthesia is required and most people experience only minimal and brief discomfort. You may request to numb area with ice pack prior to injecting.

What are the common side effects?

The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea.

When will I start to see results?

You should start to see a visible improvement in the area within a few days. The area may continue to improve for up to a week.

How long will the results last?

When administered properly, the effects of The Treatment can last up to 4 months.

Is Botox expensive?

Actually, it’s quite affordable. In fact, nationwide the cost per treatemtn averages between $300 and $500-about $2.50 to $5.00 on a daily basis.

Eyebrow and lash tinting is a smart solution to accentuate your beautiful eyes, create more contrast in your skin tone and hair color, or to just create a more dramatic effect.  Eyebrow and Lash Tinting is simply coloring the lashes and brows to match a new hair color or to darken light hair that blends in with your skin tone.  Suddenly, your eyes will appear more vibrant and your features will have more contrast.

Microdermabrasion has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. Most treatments to revitalize and resurface the skin are invasive and expensive, but microdermabrasion is an affordable procedure that gently and painlessly exfoliates the skin with no down time.

As such, this skin resurfacing procedure has been nicknamed the “lunchtime peel”. By removing the outer layer damaged skin, we are able to improve hyperpigmentation (darkened areas of skin), rough skin texture, fine lines, acne and superficial scarring. Microdermabrasion treatments are not aggressive, they are slow and progressive, and best of all, they work! The surface of skin, called the epidermis, is made up of multiple layers. As the skin cells age, they actually die and migrate to the outer most layer of the epidermis, called the stratum corneum. This layer is composed entirely of dead skin cells that are eventually shed. As we age and with certain skin problems this process slows which causes the stratum corneum to become thickened. This in return does not allow pigmented or age and sun damaged skin to be properly shed. This can block pores leading to acne. As this layer thickens, it causes the skin to appear rough, dry and aged, and leads to wrinkles.

FAQ about Microdermabrasion

What types of skin problems does Microdermabrasion Improve?

Fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne, mild superficial scarring, sun damaged skin, rough skin texture.

What is The Science?

Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that offers safe and controlled removal of the outer, dead layers of the skin. This is performed by using medical grade microcrystals, made of aluminum oxide, which are accelerated against the surface of the skin. Simultaneously, the exfoliated skin cells and used crystals are vacuumed into a sealed waste container. The vacuum created during the procedure increases blood flow to the surface of the skin leading to improved cell renewal and regrowth of collagen. The end effect leaves your skin fresh and younger looking with a healthy, vibrant glow.

The Treatment

Microdermabrasion is safe office procedure that takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending upon the area treated. Anesthesia is not required. The most common area treated is the face, but just about any area of the body can be treated. The procedure is often described as relaxing and most of clients look forward to their treatments. However, if a deeper exfoliation is required, a scratching sensation is often described. Typically, 5-10 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart are necessary; however, some improvement will be seen after the first treatment. Treating acne or scarring often requires more treatments spaced at shorter intervals. Immediately after the treatment the skin may have a pink coloration for a few hours. If a more aggressive treatment was necessary, the skin may be red for up to 24 hours. Normal activity may be resumed and mineral make up such as Bare Minerals may be applied immediately after the procedure. We may recommend combining the microdermabrasion with a chemical peel to maximize your results. This combination allows lower concentrations of the chemical to be used to produce results superior to either treatment alone—with fewer associated risks.

How do I Maintain Microdermabrasion Results?

Maintaining healthy looking skin is a daily task. Both a healthy lifestyle and a proper skin care regimen are necessary to maintain your results. Avoid tobacco and alcohol, and stay well hydrated. Antioxidants as well as the continued use of exfoliating creams or serums are very important. However, the most important cosmoceutical is your sunblock, especially immediately after the procedure. Always wear a full spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 20 or higher to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Your skin care specialist will recommend an individualized skin care program to maximize and maintain your results. We may recommend that you start your program prior to your treatment in order to prep your skin. This will help to attain the desired results and minimize the risk of complications. Once the initial series of treatments have been completed, periodic maintenance treatments will be necessary. These may be recommended up to every 1-2 months depending upon the tobacco use, sun exposure, etc.

How safe is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure. Complications from this treatment are very rare. Most commonly, there is mild redness of the face which lasts less than 24 hours. Other more rare complications include bleeding, bruising, infection, hypo or hyperpigmentation (lightening or darkening of skin pigment) of the skin, scarring and corneal abrasions. If there is a history of cold sores or Herpes simplex infection in the treated area, a short course of antiviral medication will be used starting 2-3 days prior to procedure. Normal activity may be resumed immediately after the procedure. However, you should avoid significant exposure to direct sunlight and wear sunblock daily. Avoid Retinol or Retin A products and products which contain alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids for 2-3 days before and after the procedure. However, products such as these are encouraged to help maintain your results. You should not use Accutane for at least 3 months prior or 3 months after having a chemical peel.

Chemical Peels quickly and gently exfoliate the skin to reduce the effects of sun damage, smooth rough skin textures and scars, improve fine lines and treat acne all with no down time. Beautiful skin is only millimeters away as gentle acids peel away the effects of time. Improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, even skin tines, and treat acne over your lunch hour.

FAQs about Chemical Peels

Based on your professional skin analysis,  a chemical peel can be prescribed to treat your condition.

Chemical peels are effective when performed in a series on a regular basis.  Therefore we offer incentive pricing and packages to complete the series so you get the most out of your treatment.

The purpose of a chemical peel is to stimulate the skin’s repair mechanism which in turn generates new collagen production, resurfaces the texture, removes unhealthy skin cells, stimulate cellular turnover, helps maintain moisture, rebuilds vascularity so more nutrients can feed the cells and evens out skin tone.  The skin becomes more supple and moist, thus reducing the depth visibility of fine lines. Fine lines are a sign of dehydration.

A series of 4 to 6 in-office La Roche-Posay MicroPeel procedures are recommended in 2 to 4 week entervals(depending on your skin type).

An exclusive 3 step epidermal chemical peel consists of:

1. Dead cellular layers are removed by dermaplaning ( a technique popularized by Biomedic since 1991) or Biomedic Exfozyme.

2. An alpha-hydroxy acid solution is applied to the skin.  After the desired level of exfoliation is reached, the solution is neutralized.

3. Third, a freezing process called Cryogenic Therapy immediately relieves inflammation and cools the skin.

The treatment also consists of a deep cleansing and ending with sunscreen to make your skin feel softer, smoother and more refined.

Juvederm is a cosmetic dermal filler that is used to restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds. It is the family of hyaluronic acid injectible gels from Allergan for the correction of moderate to sevre facial wrinkles and folds. It is optimally formulated for versatility in countouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds.

What happens before treatment with Juvederm?

We will assess your facial wrinlkles and folds and determine if treatment is appropriate for you. The wrinkle correction can be done as in-office procedure.

What happens during The Treatment?

You sit upright while injecting the gel. There can be a bit of discomfort during any wrinkle correction, and you can discuss whether you would like pain management during The Treatment.

How long does The Treatment take?

It generally takes 30 to 45 minutes for a consultation and treatment.

What happens after treatment?

We will review with you what to expect following treatemtne with juvederm gel. And we will send you home with details for aftercare treatment. Generally, you should avoid the following for at least 24 hours: • Strenuous exercise • Consumption of alcoholic beverages • Extended exposure to sun or heat Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Remember that correction is tempory and touch-up injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction with any dermal filer.

How long does it last?

Treatment with Juvederrm gel lasts up to 12  months or longer.

Is the procedure safe?

The most common risks are bleeding, which is usually minimal, bruising and swelling. The bruising and swelling may last up to 2-3 weeks. Other possible side effects have been described and include redness, pain, itching and infection. While most adverse events resolve over a 2-4 day time period, some may take up to one year if ever to resolve. Reactivation of Herpes Simplex 1 may occur near the injection sites causing the development of cold sores. Patients with a history of cold sores  need to be pretreated with an anti-viral medication to help prevent this.

Dermal Fillers: Juvederm and Restylane

Naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid found in all mammals. It is a long lasting solution used to create a hydrating and volumizing effect for deep lines, furrows, and scars. Restore volume and correct your facial wrinkles. In as little as 15 minutes, you can have full lips, diminished smile lines or resolution of your smoker’s lines. The improvement can last up to a year.

Quick and permanent hair reduction is just a few treatments away. Using Elos™ Technology , which combines both light and radio frequency current to thermally damage hair follicle, even poor target hair such as gray, white, blonde and red.

The bipolar frequency follows the principles of electrical current. It has no relationship with melanin in the skin, which is why it can be applied to all skin types safely and remove hair from just about anywhere on the body.

There is gradual and cumulative reduction of hair with each treatment session. When continually treated it is probable that 80-90% clearance may be achieved between 6-8 treatments.

Remove unwanted hair, virtually pain free, on all body areas including: upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini area, legs and back for any skin tone.

Elos™ Technology is the first and only technology that simultaneously harnesses the power of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy. Aesthetic treatments from Permanent Hair Reduction and skin rejuvenation are easier, safer, and more effective than ever before.

How does hair removal work?

Elos™ Technology hair removal uses laser or broad spectrum light and bi-polar frequency energies to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area.

What is the advantage of elos hair removal system?

There are no exclusionary criteria based on the skin type or hair color (The treatment approach for apigmented hair is different that treating dark hair see below).

How is the hair reduction treatment effective for apigmented hair?

The treatment protocol for white, red, grey, and blond hair is different than the treatment approach for dark hair. Multiple passes are required at maximum RF energy setting in order to disable these follicles. People may achieve noticeable reduction in the amount of apigmented hair with 8-12 treatment sessions. There is a higher non-response rate with these hair types when compared to darkly pigmented hair; approximately 3 in 10 people may not have any reduction in blond hair. These non-responders should be identified after the 3rd treatment as evidenced by no extrusion of treated hairs by 1 month following the 3rd treatment session. Coarse white, red, and grey hair seems to respond better than fine blonde peach fuzz.

How effective is the treatment?

In a study which included skin types II-V showed 35-42% clearance 3 months after a single treatment. Post treatment hair extrusion occurs 2-3 weeks. Some hair shafts can be pulled out of the follicle immediately post treatment without resistence; indicating disengagement from the follicle while the hair shaft is still intact; the bipolar RF energy effect is clearly evident.

Is the treatment safe?

Elos™ Technology  hair removal is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the technology that makes Elos™ Technology one of the safest hair removal systems available for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from laser or electric energies used in elos technology. Both optical and radio frequency have been used for decades in medicine, surgery and aesthetics without adversity.

How is elos hair removal treatment tolerated?

Everyone has different pain tolerance but most people are treated without topical anesthetic creams. The chilled air device, SynerCool, is vey helpful for discomfort during treatment.

What results can one expect from the elos treatment?

Each treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer and slower with each treatment. It will take multiple treatments to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 6-8 treatments, however individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

How frequently do I need hair removal?

Elos™ Technology hair removal treatments are usually performed every 2-3 months, but this depends on individual factors as it pertains to each person.

What happens after each Elos™ Technology hair removal treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next 2-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

Who should get treatment for elos hair removal?

Anyone who wants a permanent solution to shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment.

What is the average number of treatments for hair reduction of dark hair?

The average number of treatments is 6 to 8 to achieve satisfactory clearance, but some people may require more or less. Men’s backs and chests, facial hair and hormonal hair take more than the average number of sessions, usually 8 or more.

The LSR uses laser technology to restore skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and uneven skin texture will improve over a treatment series.

What results can one expect from the Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment?

Each treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented

and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of The Treatment series.

What happens after each Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The improvement in pigmented and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated by the time you return for your next treatment a month later. Brown spots temporarily go darker but they will lighten with time.

How is the Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatment tolerated?

The sensation is often described as “hot pinch” feeling. The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have the skin numbed before treatment.

Who should get treatment for Laser Skin Rejuvenation?

Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and aging in the skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities, uneven or rough skin texture. Laser skin rejuvenation can be done on face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.

It’s here!  By popular request we have added a long time registered nurse/permanent makeup artist.  You will love waking up with your eyebrows, eyeliner and/or lips having a natural color that makes your face look awake and fresh!  We are pleased to offer the latest in digital machine service.

Permanent makeup with digital application means less pain and swelling, and a more even application of pigment placement at a controlled depth.  We offer the digital Nouveau Contour Intelligent.  It simply out performs any other tattoo machines.  Handtool methods are also utilized for fine details.  Our pigments have been carefully selected so you will have long lasting color with minimal fading or changing.  Your color lasts and looks fresher longer.

Eyebrows: Perfectly designed eyebrows can make all the difference in the world when it comes to customer satisfaction.  Our experienced technician can help you determine which look is best for you.  Our 3D technique offers multiple colors of tones and highlights with the appearance of hair blended right into the look. The use of individual hairstrokes simulates actual hairs. Perfect for those with little to no eyebrow hair.

Eyes: Whether you want to enhance your eyelashes or never have to put on eyeliner again, permanent makeup allows you to save time trying to get your eyeliner just right.  It’s always there, looks perfect and ready to go!  Digital or hand tool application makes it worth the while with minimal trauma to this tender area.

Lips: Want long lasting lip color?  Say goodbye to purchasing another lip color.  Permanent lip liner and color is what’s in.  Always be ready to look your best no matter what time of day it is!  If you desire a different color for a specific occasion, regular cosmetic may be worn over your healed permanent cosmetics.

Other areas that can be treated are the areola after breast reconstructive surgery and camouflage for any area you want such as varicose veins, scars, pigmentation irregularities, etc.

We use anesthetics especially designed for each procedure beforehand, to ensure minimal discomfort, and also during the procedure.  Clients often comment that they feel simply a tingling sensation and much less discomfort than they expected.

Permanent makeup procedures require a healing process of several days to several weeks.  Pigments deposited in the skin will be darker and brighter upon application, but will soften and look more natural after two weeks.  Once the skin has healed a touch up procedure is performed.

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