We offer preventative and anti-aging treatments and work with each client to develop an individualized plan to achieve your desired outcome. If you are seeking more immediate results, injectable wrinkle relaxers or fillers can be a great solution to enhance your appearance for a period of several months. Longer-term results can be achieved with a collagen stimulator to increase overall facial volume. We also offer a range of laser treatments to improve the skin’s appearance or to reduce unwanted hair.
Wondering which treatment or combination of services might be right for you? Schedule a free consultation with one of our staff. We’ll be happy to work with you to develop a personal treatment plan!
Relax and Reduce Facial Wrinkles
As we age, tension from frequent muscle use creates fine lines and wrinkles. A wrinkle relaxer is an injectable form of a neuromodulator that works by relaxing certain muscles so that some wrinkles become less noticeable for a period of time.
Injectable neuromodulators are used most often to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. These treatments also can help to stop the creation of new wrinkles that are caused by excess muscle use.
The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes to complete in the office, and there is virtually no downtime. The results can take between 5-10 days to fully take effect, and it usually lasts from 3 to 4 months. We offer a choice of the two leading FDA-approved injectable wrinkle relaxers, Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®.
Add Volume and Smooth Lines with Facial Fillers
Hyaluronic acid production slows down as we age, resulting in lost volume or thinning of the skin’s appearance. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are used to smooth wrinkles, replace lost skin volume, fill in scars and to enhance lip and cheek shape.
Fillers consist of a soft, pliable gel form of hyaluronic acid, normally produced by your skin cells. These fillers integrate nicely in the skin allowing natural movement and expression. They are applied to improve the appearance of
- Descending fat pads in the cheeks or cheek hollows
- Deepened lines between the nose and mouth called nasolabial folds
- Downturning of the corners of the mouth called “Marionette” lines.
- Thinning of the lips and flattening of the philtral column between the nose and upper lip.
The in-office procedure takes between 30 – 60 minutes and results can be seen immediately. Minor side effects may include swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site. Post-treatment results typically last from nine months to two years, depending on the area of the face that is injected. The filler is naturally degraded by your body over time.
We treat using the top and most widely used FDA-approved products, Juvéderm Collection of fillers from Allergan and the Restylane® family of fillers from Galderma.
Juvedérm® Collection of Fillers
Getting treated with JUVÉDERM® helps add volume to different areas of the face without surgery while also temporarily restoring the volume loss beneath the surface.
- Juvedérm Voluma® XC – lifts and contours cheeks
- Juvedérm® XC – fills lines around the nose and mouth, also called nasolabial folds
- Juvedérm® Ultra XC – enhances and plumps lips
JUVEDERM Treatment Guide
Restylane® Family of Treatments
Restylane® is the only line of fillers with treatments FDA-approved for both the face and hands.
- Restylane® LYFT – add lift and volume to the cheeks, laugh lines and the backs of hands
- Restylane® REFYNE – softens moderate smile lines and marionette lines so that you look natural when smiling or laughing
- Restylane® SILK – enhancing lips
- Restylane® L – enhancing lips and smoothing lines around the mouth
- Restylane® DEFYNE – filling deep smile lines and marionette lines so that you look natural when smiling or laughing
Collagen stimulators act as a global volume enhancer by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. We use the injectable collagen Sculptra® Aesthetic to stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production and help to restore its inner structure.
Results appear gradually over the treatment regime, typically three injections over the course of three to four months and can last up to two years. The in-office procedure takes between 30 – 60 minutes. Minor side effects may include swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site
Sculptra Aesthetic Collagen Primer
Kybella® is a treatment that permanently destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. After a KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin.
The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile, but most patients receive up to six treatments approximately 1 month apart. Once destroyed, these fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected.
Laser Treatments for Skin & Hair
We use Lutronic YAG and Alexandrite pulsed laser energy technology to improve skin texture and to reduce unwanted hair. The Alexandrite laser is versatile and can be used on all skin types, including tanned skinned. Best results are achieved on dark hair and pale skin (Fitz Patrick skin types one through five).
The Alexandrite laser has a higher repetition rate than other lasers and a larger spot size capacity, so it’s an excellent choice for covering larger areas rapidly without the need for more than the average amount of treatments.
Laser treatments are most commonly used for lightening and removing sun spots or red or brown discoloration on the face, neck, chest, and hands. It is helpful in reducing redness caused by rosacea or dilated blood vessels to creating a more homogenous appearance. It can also be used to remove tattoos and scars.
It improves skin texture through collagen stimulation and helps diminish pore size by temporarily reducing oiliness.
Best results are obtained after a series of three to five treatments given one month apart. There is little discomfort during the procedure with no downtime. You can expect dark spots to be slightly darker three to seven days after the laser treatment. After the series is completed combined with good skincare, the effect can be maintained with yearly laser touch-ups.
It is achieved as a concentrated light beam is emitted by the laser and absorbed by the pigment (melanin) into the hair shaft. The light energy is converted into heat which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs without injuring the surrounding tissue.
The damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. Common areas treated are legs, armpits, upper lip, and bikini line. However, laser hair removal can be applied anywhere on the body except near the eye.
Laser hair removal usually requires a series of treatments depending on the area treated as hair grows faster in some areas of the body. Repeat treatments may be done anywhere between four and twelve weeks depending on the area treated.
Q.) I’m afraid of looking unnatural and “done”.
A.) We aim to alleviate that fear by emphasizing natural expression. Products have been perfected over the years to integrate nicely in the skin for a beautiful result.
Q.) Will I have to have a lot of downtime?
A.) There is minimal downtime required. Most people go to work the next day.
Q.) Are injectables safe? Poisonous? Toxic?
A.) It is a common misunderstanding that injectables are poisonous or toxic. Neuromodulators in botox are purified protein used for all sorts of medical procedures and have been in use for 30 years now.