Monday, January 31, 2011

Superficial Peel

A common question about a chemical peel procedure address the length of the healing process. Each patient will have their own recovery road due to the condition of their skin. The healing times vary depending upon the strength of the peel performed. There are three classifications of chemical peels; superficial, medium and deep peels.

We have discussed the deep peel on our blog and would like to highlight the 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.

We hope this information helped!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LipoSelection by VASER

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.

How it works.
During the LipoSelection procedure, small incisions are made in the area to be sculpted. Through these small incisions, a special saline solution is infused to numb the site, shrink blood vessels, and enhance emulsification. Emulsified fat is then readily removed with suction and massage.

We would like to encourage you to encourage you to check out the videos on our website about LipoSelection. Click here to watch!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Acne PicThe goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: To replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous scientific advances in the last year, allowing almost everyone to achieve close to flawless complexions. Laser resurfacing allows for light, or moderate, or deep laser resurfacing. But, in addition to reforming the surface layers of the skin, the laser resurfacing also allows for deep penetration, collagen remodeling, making this treatment the most essential and effective for skin tightening, wrinkle removal and collagen stimulation.

The primary targets of laser skin resurfacing include:

* Fine lines and wrinkles of the face
* Loose eyelid skin
* Crows feet around the eyes
* Pucker marks ("Smokers' lines"...even if you never smoked) and frown lines
* Sun damage, brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
* Scars...especially fabulous results with acne scars
* Loose skin around the neck and jowls
* In fact, patients may elect to have this treatment, not only on the face, but
chest, arms, hands, or any other body part.

Our laser resurfacing system, delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses in a pattern over the skin. Each pulse heats a column of tissue eliminating pigment discolorations at the surface and creating a zone of heating deep in the tissue. Unique to our laser , these zones of heating shrink collagen and tighten the skin immediately. This laser also offers the benefits of heating deeper layers of skin tissue, thereby stimulating collagen remodeling, which over time, tightens the skin further. Patients have reported experiencing continuing benefit from this procedure for up to 12 months afterwards.