If you are concerned with facial wrinkles or age lines, but the thought of a facelift seems too drastic then a chemical peel may be just what the doctor ordered. A light chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin cells and stimulates the production of new skin cells to improve the overall appearance of your skin and may be the perfect solution for tired looking skin on your face, neck or hands. Chemical Peels can effectively tighten the skin, reduce wrinkling, restore a more youthful appearance, and improve a variety of skin conditions.
Exposure to the sun, as well as other environmental factors eventually take their toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion is a skin-freshening and polishing technique that can reduce the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to promote the growth of new skin cells to provide a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. Because only a small amount of skin is removed, damaged sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be easily treated to achieve immediate visible results. Microdermabrasion can also enhance the effectiveness of many medications used to treat acne, pigmentation and photo-aging.
Our Palomar Starlux offers a state of the art Intense Pulsed Light or IPL system which is highly effective in the treatment of Rosacea, Facial veins, brown spots and overall sun damage. In addition to the face, other areas commonly treated are the neck, decolette, arms, and hands.
IPL Hair Removal
Imagine never having to shave, tweeze, or wax AGAIN! IPL hair removal is the latest technique for hair removal that is not only safe but permanent as well! Dermatology Associates' Palomar Starlux is gentle, safe and permanent offering both men and women an effective hair removal process. IPL technology is used to remove unwanted hair of the upper lip, face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest, and back.
Look years younger without surgery SAFE & EFFECTIVE NO DOWNTIME-IMMEDIATE RESULTS! BOTOX injections can be used to soften forehead line or wrinkles around the eyes and frown lines. Many of our patients often see positive results in five to seven days. Newer technologies include "Browlift" and using BOTOX as an adjunct to fillers on the lower face.
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm™ injectable gel is a "next-generation" dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds-the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Restylane can help restore a youthful look to the lower face by filling the lines around the nose, mouth and chin commonly referred to as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Dramatic yet natural results can be achieved literally erasing years off your face as well as giving you a less tired drawn appearance. Restylane can also restore youthful fullness to the lips.
Sculptra is an injectable filler used to restore the signs of facial volume loss. Sculptra can make the skin appear smoother and firmer by increasing the thickness of your skin and the surrounding soft tissues. Sculptra is ideal for restoration of volume to cheeks, temples, and the chin area. Results last for several years and causes long lasting lifting and tightening of the skin.
Radiesse is a synthetic material that fills deeper wrinkles by augmenting the bodys natural collagen. Composed of a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones. We like to use it in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Acne can affect people of all ages. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. Acne treatment varies depending on the type and severity of the lesions, skin type and the patient's age and lifestyle. Your dermatologist can elect to treat Acne in a number of ways including topical and oral medications, laser and light technologies, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Ask us about new technologies available for the treatment of acne.
Silicone and Acne Scars
We currently use highly purified medical grade silicone for correction of acne scars and small traumatic scars. We use a microdroplet technique. A series of treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart are required for this permanent correction.
Rosacea affects approximately 14 million Americans. Symptoms vary from person to person and can include: flushing or blushing, dryness, facial burning or itching. Rosacea can be treated in many ways, including topical and oral medications, laser and light therapy. While early detection and intervention are preferable for the best results, patients who have Rosacea for some time can significantly reduce the severity of their symptoms with proper treatment.
We have many years experience in the treatment of spider veins with Sclerotherapy solution is injected causing shrinkage of the veins. We use lasers for the treatment of many things but feel that Sclerotherapy provides the best results most consistently with a lower risk of side effects.