We offer comprehensive services in evaluating the whole patient and offer the best solutions for each individual.
Our office offers treatment of larger areas (i.e. the face and scalp) with many precancerous spots called actinic keratoses with photodynamic therapy. This treatment involves putting a medicine on the skin called Levulan® (aminolevulinic acid HCl) followed by illumination using the BLU-U® light. For more information about the process, please see the video below and discuss it with your dermatologist.
The BLU-U® light has also been approved for treatment of moderate inflammatory acne.
Rejuvenating sun damaged skin can be accomplished by using numerous forms of treatment depending on whether the emphasis is on abnormal coloring, abnormal wrinkling, precancerous rough areas, increased blood vessels and redness or combinations of the above. One or more of the following treatments may be used: Topical creams such as prescriptions for hydroquinone or Renova creams, and products dispensed in the office such as Prevage®, REVALÉSKIN™, M.D. Forté® creams, office treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels of various strengths, liquid nitrogen, laser treatments such as Smoothbeam, intense pulse light facial treatments or laser resurfacing: BOTOX® for diminishing lines around the eyes, the frown area and the forehead; Restylane®/Perlane®/Juvéderm™ for filling in nasolabial fold lines, frown lines, acne scars, indentations and surgical scars.
Laser skin resurfacing, commonly called a laser peel, removes the outer damaged skin to reveal a smoother, younger look. Laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and superficial scarring, usually on the face. A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam of precisely focused light vaporizes the surface skin and reveals the undamaged layer beneath. Procedure time varies depending on the size and condition of the area being treated.
The Smoothbeam laser is a "non-invasive" laser with minimal recuperation time needed. It stimulates buildup of your own collagen to diminish fines lines. It is also a great treatment for acne and acne scars. It is specifically designed to target the root of acne, the sebaceous gland. It provides the perfect balance of controlled cooling of the epidermis to provide maximum results. It is approved by the FDA for treatment of acne as well as acne scarring.
BOTOX® Cosmetic/ Dysport™
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® and Dysport relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® and Dysport may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Restylane® and Perlane® are designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. They are clear, synthetic gels made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. They carry little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane® and Perlane® remains in your skin for many months.
Laser removal of superficial facial veins & facial redness
Vasculight Laser and Intense Pulse Light are used for the treatment of blood vessels of the face, irregular mottling of the skin and the removal of pigmented spots.
IPL facial treatments for redness and skin tone abnormalities
Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable new technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
Chemical peels to even skin tone
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient.
Sclerotherapy for superficial leg veins
Sclerotherapy is the standard treatment for varicose and spider veins. A special sclerosing solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. By the end of the treatment program, the veins are less visible on the skin surface. Sclerotherapy usually also relieves symptoms associated with enlarged veins and prevents further complications.
Cryotherapy for brown spots
Cryotherapy is a process by which brown spots and skin lesions are "frozen" using liquid nitrogen.