Botox and DysportMany of the wrinkles on your face such as frown lines and crow’s feet are associated with the movement of the underlying muscles. Sometimes the wrinkles are only seen with muscle activity (dynamic wrinkles) and sometimes because of the muscle action repeatedly creasing the skin, there may be residual lines (static wrinkle) that remains even when the muscle is not being used. Botox and dysport are an injectable agent that weakens or paralyzes the muscle, softening or eliminating the creases and wrinkles. Botox currently has fda approval for the treatment of frown lines, but for years has been used to treat all other areas of the face as an “off label” use. For dynamic wrinkles this may be the only necessary treatment. For static wrinkles, fraxel, pixel perfect, thermage, ultherapy, deeper chemical peels, laser treatments, or injectable fillers will be needed to achieve a more complete correction. The effect of botox and dysport are temporary and injections are usually repeated approximately every 3 to 4 months. The cost of botox and dysport injections depend on the amount of units needed to treat the desired areas.
Custom Skin CareSkincredible can offer you a series of in-office chemical resurfacing treatments along with a custom designed program of products for home use, based on your particular skin type and needs. This will help address problems with your skin whether you have red sensitive skin, aged sun damaged skin, irregularly pigmented skin, or acne prone skin. Depending on your particular skin type we will recommend some combination of gentle cleansers, alpha-hydroxy acids, topical vitamin c or e, co-enzyme q10, moisturizers, growth factors, and complete sun protection. You will see gradual improvement in the texture, quality, and appearance of the skin. Our custom skin care program is an important foundation for your skin’s health and will complement any of our additional services. These treatments will result in little or no downtime and you can immediately return to work or any other activities. The home products are available for purchase individually. Your program will be monitored and altered as needed based on your results. Good skin care is an ongoing process and you should continue your program at home to prolong and maintain the results.
Dual FraxelFractional resurfacing for dermatological procedures, treating peri-orbital wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, pigmented lesions (such as “age spots”, “sun spots”, melsasma, and dyschromia), skin resurfacing and fda approval for actinic keratosis. The technology behind fraxel treatment is precise pinpointing of laser beams that target and eliminate old, damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. Since fraxel treatments are so precise, it is safe and effective on delicate skin areas like the face, neck, chest, and hands. Results are often immediate and progressive. Immediately after the initial healing is complete, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter, and tone will start to even. Maximum results are realized in just 2 to 5 sessions, spaced at least 12 weeks apart.
Intense Pulse Light (Ipl) and Laser Hair ReductionOver the past decade a number of light or laser based systems have been developed to help reduce unwanted hair on any part of the body. These systems have now advanced to the point where they provide a truly exciting opportunity for long term hair reduction. Instead of shaving, waxing, plucking, or using hair removal creams, unwanted hair can be dramatically reduced with the use of intense pulsed light. The light energy targets pigments in the hair bulb, heating it to the point of destroying the follicle. Because the ipl is a broadband, multi-wavelength device, our staff can customize the energy to treat your particular skin type and hair color. Patients in general respond better when they have lighter skin and darker hairs, and we do not treat areas that are activity tanned. Only a certain percentage of the hair follicle in any given region is in a growing phase and therefore multiple treatments are required to achieve a stable result. Although most patients will have a significant delay in hair re-growth after a single treatment, we expect a series of approximately 6 to 8 treatments will be necessary. Treatments are usually spaced 6 to 15 weeks apart bases on the body area being treated, and subsequent treatments can be performed if re-growth occurs. The costs of ipl hair reduction vary based on each area of the body and our staff will be happy to provide you with the fee for your area of concern.
Juvederm, Restylane and PerlaneA variety of materials are available for injection into the skin for the correction of lines, creases and folds, and for soft tissue augmentation of the lips or other areas. The most well known of these materials that have fda approval for facial lines are juvederm, restylane and perlane. There are many other products that are used “off label”, such as radiesse and sculptra and some which are available in other countries but have no legal use in the u.S. different products have different thicknesses, different longevity and may be applicable to different anatomic areas. None of the currently available fda approved fillers in this country are permanent and may last variable from 1 to 12 months depending on the application. Juvederm, restylane and perlane add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They work immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. They are a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid which is eventually broken down naturally. Some of the non approved materials can last significantly longer but have more limited applications.
Pixel PerfectPixel perfect is a fractionated skin resurfacing system that can improve texture, clear sun-damaged skin, boost collagen production to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks pores, improve acne scars, and blend uneven pigmentation. Pixel is typically a 1 to 2 treatment process, some people choose to maintain the result by following up with a maintenance treatment every one-two years to counteract the natural affects of aging.
SclerotherapySclerotherapy is still considered the gold standard for varicosities, but laser therapy is an adjunct that can enhance the results and does not require needles. In sclerotherapy the provider uses a tiny needle to inject a sclerosing agent that causes an irritation to the lining of the vein wall. As a result the vein collapses and eventually is reabsorbed. Several sclerotherapy sessions may be required, since the amount of solution used at each treatment is carefully controlled to prevent complications. This is not used for large veins. Laser treatments are used alone or in combination. Heat and light is used to raise the temperature in the blood vessel and safely coagulate it. Treated veins gradually shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. As with a sclerosing agent usually more than one treatment is necessary.
Thermage Thermacool NxtFor even more effective skin tightening and smoothing, thermage is a new technology that uses radiofrequency imagery to stimulate skin collagen tightening and regeneration. This technology has received fda clearance for peri-orbital wrinkles. Treatments are usually separated in forehead/brow, mid-face, and neck/jowl. Oral medication will be used to make your procedure more comfortable. Each treatment takes approximately two hours and can be associated with some mild redness though usually there is no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away. Each patient’s genetic and lifestyle will influence the longevity of the result. Activities such as smoking and unprotected sun exposure will cause your skin to age more quickly. Additional treatments are sometimes necessary or suggested to maximize the results. These are done at least 7 months apart. Body by thermage procedures produce a smoother, tighter appearance to troubled areas with the ability to contour without surgery, injections or downtime. Abdomen, knees, legs, thighs and buttock are the most treated areas. Patients generally have an improvement the same day with the results continuing for up to six months.
Total Skin RejuvenationAesthetic specialists can customize a program to help improve the appearance and maintain the health of your skin. When you look in the mirror does your skin look dull and lack the youthful glow it once had? Are you unhappy about broken capillaries, age or sunspots, rough texture, fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and loose or tired looking skin? At skincredible we can design a program for you to address all these problems. With our program you can see a visible difference in the texture, tone and tightness of your skin with less blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and a brighter more youthful appearance. Our program has many levels of care so we can provide the services that are just right for your particular concerns. Since many of our treatments are noninvasive, this offers you the opportunity for improvement with little or no downtime.
Ultherapy"Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure for the face that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. The fda-cleared device used in the procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin. With ultherapy®, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside. With ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 30-60 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!). Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, ultherapy® has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery. "