In addition to tightening skin, laser treatments also help to improve pigment irregularities and dark circles under the eyes by thickening the skin.
The process uses a tiny laser beam to treat pinpoint areas of the skin. As only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes healing and creates new collagen adding firmness and resilience to the area.
During treatment: This quick procedure is performed either in the office with local numbing or in our surgery center with mild sedation. It is custom-tailored to your skin conditions.
After treatment: Downtime will average around one week — longer than med spa low-downtime lasers, but the results are more dramatic and long lasting. Patient should expect to look like they have a bad sunburn which will darken and begin to peel over the course of 6-10 days. During this time, they should keep the skin covered with a thin layer of Aquaphor to allow healing. Sun precautions (hat, sunglasses, SPF) should be used after the procedure, as the new skin will be sensitive to the sun for 3-6 months.
Repeated facial muscle contractions cause fine lines, frown lines, and wrinkles. Botox and Dysport® belong to a family of products known as “neurotoxins” — medications that temporarily block portions of nerve endings that cause these muscle contractions. The use of neurotoxins helps to give patients a refreshed, younger appearance without surgical treatments.
Before treatment: Your doctor will discuss your concerns, examine your face, and ask you to contract the facial muscles that will be treated. Five days prior to treatment, we ask you to discontinue supplements, including fish oil, flaxseed oil, and vitamin E, along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. To reduce the risk of bruising, patients should eliminate the use of alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
During treatment: Once a treatment plan is made, a neurotoxin is injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes a few minutes with little discomfort.
After treatment: You’ll be asked to stay upright for the next two hours and refrain from exercising for 24 hours.
Results should appear in three to 10 days and may last up to four months.
Dermal fillers (Restylane and Juvéderm) plump skin and add volume to areas on the face that have deflated with age. This minimally invasive method reduces facial asymmetry, fine lines, wrinkles, and folds while restoring volume in cheeks, lips, and in areas around the mouth.
Treatment procedure: 15 to 30 minutes prior to treatment, your skin will be numbed in our office with a numbing cream. The skin is cleaned with alcohol, and the filler, which has been determined by the area of the face being treated, is injected using a thin cannula or very fine gauge needle.
After treatment: Some swelling and bruising may appear and last a few days. We recommend refraining from touching the face or any facial massage. The effect of the treatment should last one to one-and-a-half years.
Botox and Dysport
Dermal fillers and injectables (Restylane and Juvéderm)
Laser skin resurfacing
Lower eyelid filler for dark circles and hollows
Botox for Blepharospasm
Local steroid injections for lid retraction in thyroid eye disease
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