While not life-threatening, cosmetic skin problems can affect your quality of life adversely, damaging your self-esteem along with your appearance. At Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center, Dr. Dyan Harvey-Dent, is fully prepared to deal with all your aesthetic skin issues, helping you to present your most attractive, youthful self to the world.
Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures
During recent decades, more and more effective procedures have been developed to treat skin imperfections due to adolescent acne, sun damage, aging, and even heredity. These procedures include:
During the aging process, the face loses subcutaneous fat and the facial skin stretches. This combination causes the appearance of smile lines and crow’s feet as the facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface. The visible effect can be worsened by sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking. The purpose of dermal fillers is to lessen facial lines and restore fullness to the face. Dermal fillers are often used to plump thin lips, soften facial contours, and diminish the visibility of wrinkles and scars.
BOTOX® injections rejuvenate the face by temporarily reducing the appearance of creases, lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, and thick lines in the neck area. The way Botox works is by temporarily inhibiting selective nerve impulses, making the muscles that cause wrinkles relax. Patients who receive Botox injections can expect their faces to appear smoother and more youthful for a period of 3 to 6 months.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
During PRP therapy, your own blood platelets are used to stimulate new cell growth. This process assists in restoring facial skin texture and lost facial volume, improving stretch marks, and restoring hair growth. PRP therapy is a cutting-edge regenerative therapy that was originally used to treat pain and speed healing; it has become a dermatological godsend, extremely effective in boosting the production of collagen and stimulating skin recovery to restore a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling is a skin treatment procedure that uses tiny needles to create micropunctures (tiny holes) in the skin. This process stimulates the skins natural ability to heal itself and in the process stimulates collagen and elastin induction. Microneedling improves skin texture, skin tone, mild scarring and fine wrinkles. Microneedling can be coupled along with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP ) Therapy to give a more profound result in improving skin health and provide an overall more youthful appearance.
A chemical peel uses a solution that is applied to the skin causing the exfoliation of the top layer of dead skin cells and stimulates production of new skin cells, leaving a new layer of regenerated skin in its wake. This process tightens the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves uneven pigmentation therefore restoring a more youthful appearance. More than one treatment may be needed for the overall desired result. Find out if your skin could benefit from a chemical peel. Call our office for a FREE Consultation.
Another method of refreshing the appearance and texture of the skin is Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a gently, abrasive yet painless, non-invasive skin treatment procedure. With microdermabrasion, you can have a treatment and return to work immediately. Microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells leaving your skin softer, smoother and fresher looking. Its recommended for optimal results to have weekly or biweekly treatments performed for (6) sessions. For maintanence, we recommend 1-3 month visits to help maintain results. Microdermabrasion has been successfully used to improve age spots, light acne scarring, fine wrinkles and minimize pore size.
When combined with professional skin care products, it’s a great comprehensive approach to better skin. Call us today to schedule your treatment.
Many people, both men and women develop unsightly, embarrassing spider veins on their face and/or legs. These veins can be safely treated using sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure where a special solution is almost painlessly injected into the affected blood vessels causing irritation of the vessel lining, which causes them to collapse and naturally get absorbed by the body, disappearing within a few months after treatment.
Laser treatments can be used to resolve a number of dermatological problems, including troublesome veins, brown spots and unwanted hair. At Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center we offer safe and effective laser treatments to patients of all skin tones through the use of our Cynosure Elite laser. The laser treatments are quick, easy and virtually painless. Call us today to schedule your laser treatment.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation uses different broad based wavelengths of light to help treat and eliminate brown sunspots on the body, broken capillaries, as well as facial redness seen in patients suffering from rosacea.
With the great variety of treatments available in cosmetic dermatology, you need not feel trapped by the imperfections of your skin. With the help of a skilled cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Harvey-Dent you can be rid of wrinkles, brown spots, unsightly veins, acne scars, unwanted hair, and stretch marks — rejuvenating your skin and your self-image at the same time.
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