Other Procedures

Nonablative laser

Fraxel Re:Store Dual Laser

The Fraxel Restore Dual is a nonablative fractionated laser designed to refresh and rejuvenate the skin by improving skin tone, texture, pore size, color, and fine wrinkles with minimal downtime.  The “Dual” refers to a new addition of the Thallium wavelength to the time tested Fraxel laser to improve skin color:  specifically sun or age spots.  This laser is ideal for patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who want to maintain beautiful skin or reverse early signs of aging.   

Fraxel Re:Store
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Clear and Brilliant

Clear and Brilliant is the newest laser treatment from Fraxel.  This noninvasive skin laser is similar to the Fraxel Re:Store and is designed to improve skin tone, texture, pore size, and color.  Its effect on fine lines and wrinkles is minimal but there is also no downtime.  LIke the Re:Store, Clear and Brilliant is an excellent way to maintain radiant skin or reverse early signs of aging.

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Photofacial (IPL) 

Intense pulsed light refers to devices which use a broad band light source instead of a single wavelength of light used by lasers.  IPL devices refresh and rejuvenate skin and have a particular affinity for red or ruddy complexions.

Palomar Medical
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Cutera Pearl and Pearl Fractional: 

Pearl is a non-invasive procedure to treat aging skin. Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture and sun damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies to provide a healthy, pearl like glow. During the procedure the top layer of the skin is treated resulting in peeling or sloughing on day 3 to 4 revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin.

Pearl Fractional is a fractional laser that can be used to see improvements in brown spots, sun damage, tone, texture and provide a noticeably smoother, brighter complexion. Pearl Fractional treatment can be added to Pearl Resurfacing treatment to create Pearl Fusion. Often times patients will have Pearl Resurfacing on the entire face and add Pearl Fractional around the mouth and eye area to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Pearl Skin
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Skin tightening

Thermage Face and Body

Thermage is a radiofrequency (RF) device which focuses RF energy below the skin to tighten tissue. Thermage functions to reverse gravitational aging and maintain a youthful appearance. While it cannot deliver the results of a facelift, it can tighten in a natural and nonsurgical manner. In my opinion, this procedure is ideal for patients in their 30s and 40s who are not ready for a facelift but wish to reverse early gravitational aging of the face. This can also be used as a mechanism to maintain one’s appearance and prevent premature aging. This procedure can also be used off the face (Thermage Body) to tighten tighten tissue and improve cellulite.

Thermage
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Ulthera

Ulthera is a focused ultrasound device designed to deliver ultrasound energy below the skin. By focusing this ultrasound energy, it tightens tissue below the skin. While it cannot deliver the results of a facelift, it can tighten in a natural and nonsurgical manner. In my opinion, this procedure is ideal for patients in their 30s and 40s who are not ready for a facelift but wish to reverse early gravitational aging of the face. This can also be used as a mechanism to maintain one’s appearance and prevent premature aging.

Ulthera
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Noninvasive fat removal/body contouring

Zeltiq CoolSculpting

Cryolipolysis is a new revolutionary method of noninvasive lipolysis (fat reduction). Zeltiq operates on the premise that fat can be destroyed by rapid and significant cooling while skin is resistant. This is a painless, outpatient procedure requiring no anesthesia or pain medication. In the comfort of a massage chair, the Zeltiq device is placed over the problem area for about an hour. After treatment the results begin to appear as the fat is removed by the body over the course of several months. While the results cannot compare with traditional liposuction, this procedure is ideal for patients who do not want surgery and have smaller, well defined areas such as the lower abdomen, love handles, and thighs. Zeltiq delivers consistent and measurable results in a truly noninvasive manner.

Zeltiq Coolsculpting
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Liposonix

Liposonix uses focused ultrasound energy to dissolve fat under the skin in a noninvasive manner. The ultrasound energy is specific for fat cells and preserves blood vessels and nerves. After each treatment , the destroyed fat cells are reabsorbed and eliminated by the body. While Liposonix cannot compare with traditional liposuction, this procedure is ideal for patients who do not want surgery and have smaller, well defined areas such as the lower abdomen, love handles, and thighs. Liposonix delivers consistent and measurable results in a truly noninvasive manner.

Liposonix
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Chemical Peels

Vitalize Peel by Skin Medica

Anti-aging peel which targets sun and environmental damage to aging skin. Addresses skin problems such as irregular skin pigmentation, melasma (brownish discoloration), and sun damage.

Vitalize Peel
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Rejuvenize Peel by Skin Medica

Rejuvenize peel is an advanced formulation with an anti-irritant that provides controlled exfoliation of skin to reveal rejuvenated and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal recovery time. Effective for use on skin with sun damage, melasma (brownish discoloration), pigmentary changes, and mild acne scarring.

Rejuvenize
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Illuminize Peel by Skin Medica

Utilizes a new approach to chemical peeling with newer alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) combined with phytic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. This minimally irritating peel increases skin tone and improves skin clarity, color, and texture.

Illuminize
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The Perfect Peel

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which prevents damage to cells caused by free radicals and peroxides. As we age, our glutathione levels are depleted due age and environmental stress. The Perfect Peel is the only peel that primarily utilizes glutathione. The Perfect Peel improves skin pigmentation, tone, texture, and prevents wrinkling. Glutathione is proven to reverse melanin’s metabolism turning dark pigmentations (eumelanin) into light pigmentation (phaeomelanin).

ThePerfectPeel
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Lactic, Glycolic, or Salicylic Peels

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Jessners Peel

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Epi Peel (Hydroquinone, Retin-A peel)

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Skin Ceuticals Micropeel 30 and Micropeel 30+

The Micropeel Plus procedure is a unique one-step treatment of chemical exfoliation designed to reduce acne, keep problematic skin clear of breakouts, and help correct environmental skin damage. Micropeel Plus 30 Solution is formulated with a combination of salicylic acid to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne and glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness, and uneven skin tone.

The Micropeel Plus 30 Solution, formulated with 30% salicylic acid, is applied in one easy step and self-neutralizes once the optimal level of salicylic acid had been deposited. One week following a Micropeel Plus procedure, skin will undergo its renewal process and light to moderate peeling may occur. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are recommended.

Micropeel
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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals with vacuum suction to provide a gentle “sandblasting” of the skin. With several treatments, skin color improves and surface irregularities such as fine wrinkles and acne scars begin to soften. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and skin care products are applied after the procedure to enhance the result. There will be a slight pink glow to the skin for several hours but there is generally no peeling afterward. Treatments are offered in packages to reduce the overall cost.

Microdermabrasion
 

Dermaplaning

This procedure is similar to dermabrasion but also removes fine hair. A surgical blade is carefully passed over the skin removing dead skin cells and fine hair. The procedure is suitable for patients using Retin A or strong skin care products whose skin is too sensitive for waxing. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and can be done with a Micropeel for enhanced results.

Dermaplaning
 

Facials, waxing, and lash/brow tinting

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Other Lasers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser light is delivered to the base of the unwanted hair to damage the growing source or follicle. Since not all follicles are in the same growth stage at the same time, this procedure usually takes several treatments and should be scheduled six weeks apart for optimal results. Darker, coarser hair is more responsive to laser treatment. Blonde, gray or red hair, and hair that is fine in texture may respond, but to a lesser degree. Treatment can only reduce hair growth, and does not permanently remove hair. However, with each treatment the hair grows back lighter and finer. Depending on your hair type and skin, periodic touch ups or maintenance may be necessary. We offer two hair removal lasers:

Cynosure Apogee® 9300 (755 nm Alexandrite)
The Alexandrite laser is highly specific for melanin in the hair follicle, making it extremely effective for hair reduction on patients with lighter skin. Many scientific studies point to the fact that the Alexandrite laser is the most effective hair reduction laser available. However, it cannot be used on dark or tanned skin.

Cynosure Apogee ® 9300 (1064nm YAG)
This hair-reduction laser is essentially “color-blind,” making it very effective for patients with darker skin or patients who are tan. This very effective approach to hair removal is popular in summer months, when sun exposure is difficult to avoid.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Most unwanted tattoos can be faded with minimal changes to your skin using laser treatments. Successful treatment will depend on the pigment colors and tattoo depth. Generally, darker pigments respond better to treatment. Professionally applied tattoos tend to be deeper and less responsive than amateur tattoos that are typically more superficial. Depending on your tattoo and skin, removal may require from eight to twenty treatments that are generally scheduled four to six weeks apart. Treatments are priced according to the size of the tattoo. EpiCentre uses the effective Medlite® C6 Q-Switched laser for tattoo removal.

Conbio
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Laser Vein Removal

Laser technology provides immediate results without lifestyle interruption. The laser light is attracted to the red blood cells within the vessel, heating it to the point of coagulation that stops the flow. Your body naturally absorbs the vein without damage to the overlying skin. Treatment can diminish unsightly spider veins on the face, helping you regain clear skin and the confidence to go without make-up. EpiCentre has several options for treating facial vessels including the VeinWave which produces immediate vessel reduction with no downtime.

Veinwave
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