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Category: Fraxel Repair

Reclaiming Confidence: Non-Invasive Treatments for Acne Scarring

 

Acne scars can have a profound impact on self-esteem, serving as a constant reminder of past breakouts and leaving behind uneven skin texture and pigmentation. Fortunately, advancements in non-invasive cosmetic treatments offer hope for those seeking to diminish the appearance of acne scars without resorting to invasive procedures. Procedures like Fraxel Repair, Fraxel Dual and Infini offer effective solutions for achieving smoother, more even-toned skin without surgery.

 

Fraxel RepairFraxel Repair is a fractional laser treatment that delivers targeted beams of light to the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal. This innovative technology penetrates deep into the dermis, effectively targeting even the most stubborn acne scars. Fraxel Repair is known for its ability to deliver dramatic results with minimal downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking noticeable improvement in their skin texture and tone.

 

Fraxel Dual: Fraxel Dual utilizes two wavelengths of light to target both superficial and deep layers of the skin. This dual-action approach allows for comprehensive treatment of acne scars, addressing both pigmentation issues and textural irregularities. Fraxel Dual treatments are customizable to each individual’s needs and offer significant improvement in the appearance of acne scars.

 

Infini: Infini combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling to effectively treat acne scars from multiple angles. The microneedles create tiny channels in the skin, allowing the radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeply and stimulate collagen production. This results in smoother, more evenly toned skin with reduced acne scars and improved texture. Infini treatments are safe for all skin types and offer long-lasting results.

 

With advancements in technology and innovative treatment options like Fraxel Repair, Fraxel Dual and Infini, achieving smoother, more even-toned skin is within reach for individuals struggling with acne scarring.  Call our office today to learn more.

 

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Rejuvenating Your Gaze: Non-Surgical Treatments for Aging Eyes

As we age, the delicate skin around our eyes is often the first to show signs of aging. From wrinkles and fine lines to puffiness and dark circles, aging eyes can detract from our overall appearance and make us look tired or older than we feel. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to rejuvenate the eye area without the need for invasive surgery.

 

Botox for Crow’s Feet: One of the most popular non-surgical treatments for aging eyes is Botox. This neuromodulator works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and dynamic wrinkles. With just a few quick injections, Botox can smooth out fine lines and restore a more youthful, refreshed look to the eye area.

 

Dermal Fillers for Tear Troughs: Hollowing or dark circles under the eyes, known as tear troughs, can contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane Eyelight and Belotero, can help plump up this area, smoothing out hollows and reducing the appearance of dark circles. By restoring lost volume, dermal fillers can rejuvenate the under-eye area and create a more rested, youthful appearance.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Laser treatments such as Fraxel Repair or Fraxel Dual, can address a variety of concerns around the eyes, including wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin texture. Fractional laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production and promotes skin renewal, resulting in smoother, tighter skin with improved tone and texture. Laser treatments can also help reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots, giving the eyes a brighter, more radiant look.

 

Thermage for Skin Tightening: Thermage utilizes radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin around the eyes. This non-invasive treatment targets sagging skin, smoothing out wrinkles and improving overall skin texture without surgery or downtime.

 

Exilis Ultra 360 for Eye Rejuvenation: Exilis Ultra 360 combines radiofrequency and ultrasound energies to target both superficial and deep layers of the skin around the eyes. By promoting collagen remodeling and tightening loose skin, Exilis Ultra 360 can reduce wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and enhance the overall appearance of the eye area.

 

Whether you’re targeting wrinkles, dark circles, or sagging skin, there are effective options available to address your specific concerns without surgery. Call our office today and I’ll design a treatment plan just for you.

 

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Beyond the Knife: Non-Surgical Facelift Options for a Youthful Glow

Embracing a vibrant and youthful appearance doesn’t always necessitate going under the knife. Thanks to advancements in non-surgical facelift options, achieving a lifted and rejuvenated look has become more accessible than ever. Let’s explore some non-surgical treatments that are transforming the landscape of facial rejuvenation.

 

Fraxel: Resurface for Radiance

 

Fraxel, a fractional laser treatment, stands out as a powerful tool for addressing multiple signs of aging. By stimulating collagen production and targeting specific areas of the skin, Fraxel promotes a smoother texture, diminishes fine lines, and reduces pigmentation irregularities. The result? A refreshed and radiant complexion without the need for invasive procedures.

 

Thermage and Exilis: Tighten and Tone

 

For those seeking skin tightening without surgery, Thermage and Exilis Ultra 360 offer non-invasive solutions. These radiofrequency treatments deliver controlled heat deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening loose or sagging areas. Thermage and Exilis are particularly effective for enhancing the contours of the face, creating a lifted and youthful appearance.

 

Infini: Precision in Rejuvenation

 

Infini, a high-intensity focused radiofrequency (RF) treatment, takes a precise approach to facial rejuvenation. By delivering RF energy through microneedles, Infini targets specific layers of the skin, promoting collagen synthesis and tightening. The result is improved skin elasticity, reduced fine lines, and a more lifted facial contour.

 

Fillers: Restore Volume and Soften Lines

 

Dermal fillers, such Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma and Belotero, offer a non-surgical solution for replenishing lost volume and softening facial lines. By strategically injecting fillers into areas that need a lift or added fullness, practitioners can sculpt the face, addressing concerns like nasolabial folds and sunken cheeks with natural-looking results.

 

Botox: Smooth Away Wrinkles

 

Botox, a household name in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, excels in smoothing dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement. By temporarily relaxing targeted facial muscles, Botox minimizes the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, contributing to a more relaxed and youthful expression.

 

In the realm of non-surgical facelift options, the choices are diverse and exciting. Non-surgical treatments empower individuals to achieve a youthful glow without the need for invasive procedures. Your journey to radiant, rejuvenated skin starts beyond the knife, embracing the artistry of non-surgical facial enhancement. Schedule your appointment today, and I’ll design a treatment plan to help you look best without surgery.

 

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Demystifying Laser Treatments: Illuminating the Path to Radiant Skin

Laser treatments have become synonymous with achieving radiant and youthful skin, but for many, the process remains shrouded in mystery. Let’s shed light on the world of laser treatments, dispelling myths and unraveling the secrets behind these transformative procedures.

 

The Science Behind Lasers:

 

Laser treatments harness the power of concentrated light to address a spectrum of skin concerns. Contrary to popular belief, lasers aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. There are various types of lasers, each designed to target specific issues, from wrinkles and pigmentation to scars and uneven texture.

 

How Laser Treatments Work:

 

At the core, lasers work by emitting focused energy that penetrates the skin. This energy stimulates collagen production, promoting skin renewal and a more youthful appearance. Depending on the type of laser, treatments can range from ablative, removing outer layers of skin, to non-ablative, which heats the underlying tissue without damaging the surface.

 

Common Misconceptions:

 

  • Painful Procedures: Laser treatments are often well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort. Most sessions involve a brief sensation, often likened to the snap of a rubber band, and some lasers, such as the Fraxel Dual, incorporate cooling mechanisms for added comfort.

 

  • Downtime: While some ablative lasers, such as Fraxel Repair, may require a few days of downtime for skin recovery, many non-ablative treatments allow individuals to resume their normal activities immediately. Advances in technology have significantly minimized post-treatment downtime.

 

  • One and Done Magic: Achieving optimal results often involves a series of treatments. While some improvements may be noticeable after the first session, a well-planned series ensures cumulative and long-lasting benefits.

 

Demystifying laser treatments opens the door to a world of possibilities for achieving radiant, youthful skin. Say goodbye to uncertainty and hello to the transformative power of lasers. Illuminate your skincare journey with knowledge, and let the radiance begin.

 

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Rejuvenate Your Eyelids with Non-Invasive Treatments

Droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis or hooded eyelids, can be caused by a combination of factors, including aging, genetics, and loss of skin elasticity. These sagging eyelids can give a tired, aged appearance and may even impair your vision in severe cases. If you’ve been struggling with droopy eyelids, don’t worry – you are not alone. This common concern can affect anyone, and there are various treatment options available to help you regain youthful, alert eyes.

 

  1. Thermage: Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production. When applied to the upper eyelids, Thermage can tighten loose skin and improve the appearance of droopy eyelids. This treatment promotes a more alert and youthful look without the need for surgery.

 

  1. Exilis Ultra 360: Exilis Ultra 360 is another radiofrequency-based treatment that targets sagging skin. It can be used around the eyes to tighten the delicate skin on the upper eyelids and reduce droopiness. Exilis Ultra 360 is a comfortable and effective option for achieving a more youthful eye area.

 

  1. Fraxel Repair: Fraxel Repair is a fractional laser treatment that can address both textural irregularities and skin laxity. When used on the upper eyelids, it can help tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of droopiness. Fraxel Repair offers minimal downtime and excellent results.

 

Results from these non-invasive treatments are usually noticeable within a few weeks and can continue to improve over time as collagen production is stimulated. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your eyes without surgery, Thermage, Exilis Ultra 360, and Fraxel Repair are excellent options. These treatments provide a non-invasive approach to addressing droopy eyelids, helping you achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

 

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Flawless Skin Awaits: Treating Acne Scarring

If you’ve been struggling with the aftermath of acne scarring, you’re not alone. Acne scars can be a frustrating and persistent reminder of past breakouts. They often result from the body’s natural healing process, which can lead to the formation of raised or depressed scars, red or brown discoloration, and uneven skin texture. While scars vary in type and severity, they can affect one’s self-esteem and confidence. The good news is that there are advanced treatments available to help you achieve smoother, clearer, and more radiant skin.

 

Infini

Infini is a cutting-edge radiofrequency microneedling treatment designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin. By delivering controlled energy through fine needles, Infini helps to remodel the scar tissue, reducing the appearance of acne scars. It’s particularly effective for atrophic (indented) scars, helping to fill them in and make them less noticeable.

 

Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual

Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual are fractional laser treatments that work by targeting tiny sections of the skin, leaving surrounding areas untouched. This approach stimulates collagen production and promotes skin rejuvenation. Fraxel Repair is more aggressive and suitable for deeper scars, while Fraxel Dual is a milder option that can be used to treat superficial acne scars. Both treatments can improve skin texture, reduce pigmentation irregularities, and smooth out scars.

 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are often used to add volume to the skin. They can be an effective solution for addressing indented acne scars by filling them in and creating a smoother surface. Dermal fillers can also help with rolling scars and atrophic scars, offering an immediate improvement in the appearance of the skin.

 

Don’t let acne scarring hold you back—call our office today and I’ll create a tailored treatment plan that suits your unique needs and goals.

 

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Say Goodbye to Saggy Jowls: A Guide to Effective Treatments

Saggy jowls can be a common concern as we age, but there’s no need to let them undermine your confidence. We offer multiple treatments that can help you combat sagging jowls and achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

 

Thermage and Exilis Ultra 360

Both Thermage and Exilis Ultra 360 use radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. Collagen is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. These treatments can help tighten saggy jowls, providing a non-invasive alternative to surgery. The results become more pronounced over time and can last for a year or more.

 

Fraxel Repair

Fraxel Repair is a fractional laser treatment that improves the texture and firmness of the skin. It can be used to resurface the lower face, reducing sagging jowls, and promoting a smoother appearance. Fraxel Repair is suitable for more severe sagging and offers long-lasting results.

 

Infini

Infini is a radiofrequency microneedling treatment that targets saggy jowls by stimulating collagen production. The tiny needles deliver energy to the skin, leading to skin tightening and a reduction in sagging. Infini is an excellent option for individuals looking to improve the definition of their jawline without surgery.

 

With the help of these innovative and non-invasive treatments, you can say goodbye to saggy jowls and regain a more youthful, lifted, and confident appearance. The right treatment for saggy jowls depends on your individual needs, the extent of sagging, and your desired outcomes.  Schedule a consultation and I’ll develop a personalized treatment strategy exclusively for your needs.

 

The Fraxel Decision: Which is Right for You?

The gold standard of laser skin rejuvenation treatments, Fraxel is a state-of-the-art procedure for repairing skin. Whether you suffer from sun damage or the effects of aging and the environment, Fraxel lasers safely and effectively restore your skin. Pinpointing just the areas that need improvement, Fraxel will return your skin to its youthful radiance, texture and tone.

 

You have two options for treatment, Fraxel DUAL and Fraxel Repair.

 

Here is what each can do for you…

 

The Fraxel DUAL Laser provides moderate-level treatment for many skin conditions, including pigmentation, uneven tone, lines and acne scarring, poor texture and more, both on and off the face. It’s safe for use on all skin types, stimulating your body’s natural healing process as it resurfaces and restores damaged skin. There is no downtime, though you may need several treatments for optimal effects.

 

Fraxel Repair, a more aggressive approach than Fraxel DUAL, provides a higher level of treatment. It’s a great choice for deep lines, hard-to-erase lip lines, pronounced photodamage, sagging face and neck skin, facial wrinkles and discolorations, age-related/sun-damaged rough skin texture, acne scars and surgical scars. Fraxel Repair deeply penetrates the skin with carbon dioxide laser beams, which minimize wrinkles and discolorations and also tighten skin. Typically, just one treatment is necessary, yielding superior results. Old damaged skin is removed, allowing for new collagen formation. Recuperation time is more considerable than that of the DUAL.

 

With either treatment, your skin will emerge looking youthful, smooth and beautiful. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation, and we’ll help you determine which procedure is best for you.

 

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Neck News

For many of you, the neck is a body area that you’d like to improve. Because the skin is so delicate, it’s prone to changes in tautness, smoothness and color, particularly as we age.

 

Some of you may notice little lines or bands that run horizontally around the neck or vertical cords (platysmal bands) that become prominent. Also, when collagen and elastin decrease over time, the skin on your neck may sag and look crepey. Changes in color may include brown spots and pigmentation, particularly on the decolletage, the chest area. Or, you may see red, blotchy or wrinkly skin, most often due to excessive exposure to the sun.

 

At home, remember to moisturize and use SPF and retinol products, as you would on your face. If you are still not happy, come see us. We have many ways to help your neck look beautiful and more youthful. Here are a few:

 

Infini: This radio frequency microneedling treatment tightens the neck and jowls and reduces crepiness, too.

 

Thermage CPT: This tightens skin on the neck and jowls, non-invasively. It’s often called a “Thermal Lift” treatment, and it’s highly effective for many areas of the body.

 

Exilis Ultra 360: Another thermal treatment, Exilis Ultra 360 tightens skin on the neck and jowls and reduces fat, non-invasively.

 

Fraxel Repair: This laser treatment resurfaces and tightens the skin on the neck and jowls and reduces crepiness and hyperpigmentation (brown spots). It is the procedure of choice for deep lines, hard-to-erase lip lines, pronounced photodamage, sagging face and neck skin, facial wrinkles and discolorations, age-related/sun-damaged rough skin texture, acne and surgical scars.

 

SmartLipo Triplex: This laser procedure permanently removes fat by destroying fat cells, removing them and tightening the skin. It is effective for large areas of the body as well as smaller ones, like the neck.

 

Kybella: This series of injections dissolves submental fat permanently and causes some skin contraction, too. Once fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, so re-treatment is not expected.

 

Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll devise an individual treatment plan just for you.

 

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The Skin Cycle: What You Can Expect, Decade by Decade

Your skin has a natural plan. With each year that passes, it undergoes assorted stressors, some that it has experienced before and some that are brand new. And it reacts to these changing stimuli in different ways, subtle and not-so. Unfortunately, while you may not feel any older, your skin has another story to tell. Aging plays tricks on its delicate composition. But do not despair–you have strategies at your disposal for warding off the first signs of attack. The trick: know what’s coming and take as many precautions as possible.

 

Here is what you can expect:

 

In Your 20s and 30s: Get ready. Hormonal changes may happen during this time, causing adult acne. We can treat it, though, with our Pulsed Dye Laser. Also, you may notice hints of wrinkles (yes, they begin early) and pigmentation. Botox and Dysport will help minimize lines, keeping them from setting and deepening. Catching them early is more effective than waiting until they are extreme. Fraxel DUAL and IPL will help reduce discoloration, brown spots and freckling.

 

In Your 40s: Your skin may begin to lose its luster, appearing dull and rough. Also, age spots may appear since the skin can’t repair itself as quickly or as completely as it used to. You may notice, too, that your skin doesn’t glow as much, since skin cell shedding begins to slow down. But, we can brighten and smooth out your skin with Clear+BrilliantFraxel DUAL and Fraxel Repair laser treatments. Your skin tone will look even, and wrinkles and pores will diminish. During your 40s, wrinkles may be deeper than they were before. Dermal fillers such as RestylaneRestylane DefyneRestylane RefyneRestylane LyftRestylane SilkVolumaJuvedermBelotero and Radiesse, and neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, are effective in reducing the appearance of these lines and folds.

 

In Your 50s and 60s: Subtle lines may have turned into deep wrinkles and previously taut skin may have begun to sag. Declining collagen and elastin levels cause your skin to become thinner and more fragile. As the underlying skin structure is less supported, the skin falls down and droops. We have many treatments, such as Infini, that can work wonders to resurface skin and stimulate collagen production, which will help lift up and plump your skin, nonsurgically. The treatments will also help to brighten and lighten any discoloration caused by sun exposure or simple aging.

 

At all times of your life, remember to do what you can to preserve your skin’s natural beauty. Wear plenty of sunscreen (and not only in the summer), avoid the sun as much as possible, steer clear of smoking and cleanse and moisturize often.

 

Call our office for a complimentary consultation. We’ll help you look your most natural youthful best.

 

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Eyes: Windows To Your…Age

No one really wants to reveal his or her age. But there are places on our bodies that can give secrets away, namely, the eyes.

 

The skin surrounding your eyes is extremely delicate, making it susceptible to cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. Also, because it moves so much during facial expression, lines and wrinkles form over time. Crow’s feet emerge on the outside of the eye and creases appear underneath the lash line, for instance. Add dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness, and you will appear tired and worn. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but you are still not happy when you look into the mirror.

 

We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and ultimately, your face. Depending on your individual needs, we can craft a personal plan that will help you look refreshed and more youthful, with minimal downtime and recuperation.

 

Here are a few of our most popular eye treatments:

 

 

Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. And meantime, keep applying that sunscreen.

 

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Men Are Body-Conscious, Too

When people talk about body image, we often assume that they are referring to women. But men experience similar insecurities about their physical appearance, according to many studies published worldwide.

 

Many men worry about beer bellies, love handles, man “boobs” and hair loss, among other issues associated with aging.

 

More than four in five men (80.7 percent) talk in ways that promote anxiety about their body image by referring to perceived flaws and imperfections, compared with 75 percent of women, according to a study from the University of the West of England. The study also revealed that 23 percent of the surveyed men didn’t go to the gym because they were concerned about their appearance and 63 percent thought that their arms and chests were not muscular enough.

 

A study in 2016 by Chapman University researchers, published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, showed that:

 

  • About 25 percent of the men were dissatisfied with their appearance, compared to about 28.5 percent of women.
  • More than half of the men had gone on diets in the past year, and nearly 42 percent were unhappy with their weight.
  • About 37 percent did not like the condition of their muscle tone.
  • About 69 percent felt judged on their looks and felt pressure from magazines and television to have a slimmer and more muscular body.

 

So, if you are male and concerned about your body shape, you are not alone. It’s likely that you

have dieted and spent hours in the gym. Sometimes, these tactics are not enough for certain trouble spots or for men of certain ages.

 

In our offices, one of the most popular procedures for men is SmartLipo Triplex, particularly for the neck, abdomen and breast area. SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting areas of the body that you’d like to change.

 

We also find that Kybella is effective for reducing the double chin, a common male problem that often resists diet and exercise. This procedure slims and contours the area below and around your chin and neck, without surgery.

 

You may also be concerned about the effects of aging, sun damage and stress, all of which can negatively impact how you feel about yourself at home and at work. Many male patients come see us for Botox, particularly for their foreheads and crow’s feet, and for dermal fillers that minimize the folds around their noses and corners of their mouths. Some of these fillers include BeloteroJuvedermRestylane LyftRestylane Silk and Radiesse. Also, to decrease wrinkles and sagging on the face and around the eyes, many men come to us for Thermage CPTInfini and Fraxel Repair Laser Treatments.

 

If you’re not entirely happy with how you look, don’t hesitate to call our office for a complimentary consultation. We’ll try to help you look and feel your best.

 

See you soon.

 

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