Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Today, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non- invasive treatments. This exciting treatment with the Syneron Laser is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest - just about anywhere! Laser Therapy also treats benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because there are very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment! Which type of veins can the Syneron Laser treat? The Syneron Laser treats many types of leg veins, including shallow spider veins and reticular veins.

Spider Veins
are very small veins caused by a dilation of the small venules under the skin. This occurs when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall. The ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced in women when the body's estrogen level is reduced.

Reticular Veins
are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and, therefore, are larger. These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive venous pressure. When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What kinds of chemical peels are there?

Superficial Peel
This peel is designed to help smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, and even out skin tone. The recovery is generally rapid, and usually consists of minor flaking. A series of treatments is generally recommended to obtain the desired result over a period of time. Typically there is no down time and with appropriate sun protection, you can resume regular activities immediately.

Medium Peel
Medium peels often contain higher levels or strong acids. The best candidate for a medium peel is an individual with fair skin. Medium Peels target the epidermis and upper dermis and cause the skin to slough within 5 to 7 days. Immediately after treatment the skin has a red appearance and is occasionally accompanied by swelling. Within a day, the skin turns brown in color and after 3 or 4 days, the skin begins the peeling process.

Deep Peels
Deep peels produce the most dramatic results. This peel is recommended for treating wrinkles, scars and blemishes and in some cases, precancerous skin lesions. A deep peel targets the dermis. In some cases, anesthesia is required during the procedure to reduce the warm to hot stinging sensation. There is little or no discomfort following the peel. After a deep peel, the area is swollen and red and can result in some swelling and blistering. A crust may form and the skin will turn brown just prior to peeling. Many layers of the skin will peel over a period of one to two weeks. An ointment may be given to keep the area moist. The new skin will have the color and sensation of significant sunburn, which will gradually fade to your normal skin color.

Friday, September 10, 2010

PhotoFacial Anyone?

What is PhotoFacial?

PhotoFacial is a procedure developed by Dermatologist, Patrick H. Bitter Sr. to correct the appearance of Rosacea, Flushing Rosacea and sun damaged skin.

Dr. Laura Connelly personally trained with Dr. Bitter on a one-to-one basis and is certified by him to offer this amazing treatment protocol. Treatment is performed with Intense Pulsed Light technology. Intense Pulsed Light therapy is the only known treatment available today that addresses and corrects the flushing of Rosacea. Treatment also improves age spots, skin texture, acne scars, reduces large pores, corrects dark circles around the eyes, and reduces fine lines. Treatments are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Best of all, this exciting treatment involves little or no "down time." You can resume regular activities immediately.

Monday, September 6, 2010


VASER LipoSelection® is a minimally invasive procedure that precisely and efficiently removes unwanted body fat while promoting smooth results and rapid healing.

Why is it different?
The LipoSelection procedure uses ultrasound energy to break up and remove fat deposits from the body. Fatty tissue contains a large percentage of fat cells as well as blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Ultrasound energy selectively breaks up and emulsifies fat, while leaving other tissue relatively intact. LipoSelection typically results in low to minimal pain and low incidences of bruising or prolonged swelling.*

LipoSelection by VASER is both efficient and precise. In fact, ultrasound energy is so precise and specific that the technology has been used to remove brain tumors and cataracts.