With new products and technologies along with advances in lasers, wrinkle fillers, and botulinum toxin, skin care professionals are now able to refine treatments based on the patient's need. These cosmetic procedures, however, should be performed by a board-certified dermatologist.
It’s important to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing who should perform such procedures on your skin. Before you pursue any cosmetic skin care treatments, be sure to consult your dermatologist to ensure the highest level of safety and effectiveness of treatment. I provide a range of cosmetic dermatology services to meet your needs, including:
Overall, Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other over active muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crows feet. I tell my patients that it’s like comparing apples to apples. There’s a difference between a Fuji apple and a Gala apple, but they are still both apples. Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than Botox. Both have been in use for years (Dysport in Europe only until recently) and have a high safety profile, both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both Botox and Dysport must be injected every 3-6 months. Dysport may be slightly less expensive in some offices, but it depends on the office and, of course, the total amount needed to accomplish your goals. Both show similar efficacy and side effects, and in most double-blind clinical studies both the patient and the doctor were unable to tell the results apart.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Earlobe repair surgery is used to address torn or stretched earlobes, injuries that are often caused by the use of heavy, dangling earrings. Earlobe repair is described as one of the simpler procedures in plastic surgery.
Laser hair removal is a convenient, noninvasive method for permanently reducing or removing unwanted facial or body hair. It leaves the skin looking smoother and silkier than waxing, electrolysis or razors and is a gentle technique that can treat larger areas effectively with minimal discomfort and with no downtime. Today, laser hair removal is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.
LATISSE is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
This treatment, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with multiple small sterile needles in order to induce production of collagen within the skin.
Most moles don’t require treatment but sometimes people want to remove them for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort when they rub against clothing or get caught in jewelry. Check with your doctor if you have a mole that with a concerning appearance. He or she may need to do a biopsy of the mole.
Photofacial is a term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology, primarily for boosting collagen, treating brown spots, and diminishing broken capillaries. Other names for photofacial are foto facial, facial rejuvenation and photo rejuvenation.