- Botox ® - Facial lines and wrinkles for upper 1/3 of the face
- Juvederm ® - Deep folds on the face
- Juvederm ® Voluma XC - Instantly add volume to the cheek area
- Radiesse ® - Feep folds on face
- Customized Chemical Peels – For discoloration on the face and acne
- Micropen Automated Collagen Induction Therapy – For fine lines on the face, acne scaring, stretch marks, surgical scars.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection – Skin rejuvenation, hair loss (Select cases)
- Restylane® Injectable Gels
- Sclerotherapy – Spider veins
- Laser and IPL treatments – Age spots and sun damage, facial veins/capillaries, hair removal, rosacea, stretch marks, surgical and acne scars, skin tightening.
Restylane® Injectable Gels
Restylane® is an injectable filler, used for smoothing out facial wrinkles. It is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance occurring within the body. In addition to adding fullness to the skin, Restylane attracts water molecules to the site of the injection, further enhancing its effectiveness.
Restylane provides results that are noticeable immediately after injection, although it may take a few days for swelling to subside. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards, with no downtime necessary. To maintain its effects, additional Restylane injections should be administered about 4 to 8 months later.
There are minimal complications associated with Restylane. The compound itself is derived from bacterial origins, so most allergies should not be an issue (unless specific to bacterial proteins). Side effects may include slight redness, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days, as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat varicose and spider veins, most commonly found on the legs, by collapsing them through the use of a solvent. Sclerotherapy has been used on patients since the 1930s with great success, producing increasingly effective medical, as well as cosmetic, results.
Reasons for Sclerotherapy
Individuals troubled by varicose veins, either because they find them unattractive or because the diseased veins are causing unpleasant and/or dangerous symptoms, such as leg pain, cramping and difficulty standing for any length of time.
Procedure of Sclerotherapy
During sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into the damaged veins. This will cause irritation in the affected veins and produce their eventual collapse. Some bruising is to be expected after the procedure, but usually resolves quickly.
We normally recommend the use of a support hose immediately after and for about one week after the procedure.
Risks of Sclerotherapy
Although sclerotherapy is a safe procedure, there are certain risks associated with any medical procedure. Complications are rare, but may include:
- Blood clot, or thrombosis
- Nerve damage
- Adverse reaction to sclerosant
Recovery from Sclerotherapy
Patients are able to return home shortly after sclerotherapy. Most can return to work and resume normal activities the next day, although exercise and strenuous activities are to be avoided a week or two. Compression bandages usually need to be worn for a week after the procedure. Some improvement is usually visible immediately.
It is recommended that patients maintain a healthy weight and make exercise part of their daily routine to promote vascular health and to preserve the positive effects of the sclerotherapy.
Laser and IPL Treatments
Laser light is absorbed by water or dark pigments in our body's tissues (such as melanin in the skin and hemoglobin in the blood) and converted to heat. A variety of functional and cosmetic skin problems can be treated with lasers. These lasers are often specialized to handle a particular type of problem; there is no "cure-all" laser capable of correcting all problems.
Lasers offer many advantages over traditional, mechanical technology, including "bloodless" surgery, reduced risk of infection, less scarring, high precision, limited injury, and faster procedures.
Laser treatments can reduce the appearance of sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, vascular lesions (spider veins and redness on the face) and uneven pigmentation.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments rejuvenate the skin by reversing signs of sun damage such as age spots and broken capillaries. These gentle, non-invasive treatments counter the effects of photoaging to produce younger-looking, revitalized skin.
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