The goal of medicine is to improve the quality of life. It
can help cure disease and maintain health; it can also improve
physical and emotional well-being. We specialize in
science-based therapies and treatments using the highest quality
skin care products to help create more youthful and healthier
skin. Our dermatologists are board certified, and many have
additional advanced training and extensive experience. As
faculty members of a university hospital, our physicians give
patients the benefits of the latest research and innovation in
health care, both in the promotion of wellness and the treatment
Our Cosmetic Services
Anti-aging creams, for at home use, are available to our patients. Our products are generally not
available in pharmacies or cosmetic counters.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections eliminate wrinkles by causing facial
muscles to relax, resulting in a smoother skin surface. BOTOX®
also used to reduce excessive underarm sweating.
Restylane® and Perlane® injections temporarily correct facial
wrinkles and folds, depressions in the skin, scarring and
restore the lip border. Results from these injections can last
for approximately six to eight months.
Radiesse is a longer lasting dermal filler that is
injected into the skin to soften creases or folds and support
areas of volume loss or contour specific facial areas.
Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment for spider veins
of the legs. After an initial consultation, eligible candidates
undergo injections of concentrated saline into these veins. This
causes these veins to lighten over subsequent months. Multiple
treatments may be required.
Chemical peels bring the benefits of alpha-hydroxy
acids to improve skin texture and tone, lessen fine lines and
bring about a healthier more youthful appearance. Results are
achieved through a series of peels.
Microdermabrasion, also known as the Parisian Peel or
“lunchtime peel,” is a quick non-invasive procedure for
resurfacing the skin without any downtime. The top layers of
damaged skin are exfoliated, promoting the formation of new,
Blu-light treatments remove sun damaged, pre-cancerous
lesions; reverse the signs of photo damage to improve sallowness,
fine lines and texture; and is an effective treatment for acne.
A topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan is applied to
the skin. This chemical is left on the skin for one hour then
the skin is exposed to the “blu-light” source.
VBeam and IPLTM
Treatments are offered for:
- Removal of dilated blood
- Removal of leg veins
- Removal of pigmented lesions (liver spots)
- Rejuvenation of skin tone and texture
- The fastest hair removal available for all skin types,
from the fairest to the darkest
And Introducing Two New Lasers:
a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin rejuvenation that
delivers many tiny dots of laser light in a unique pattern. This
pattern helps reduce heat buildup in the skin during treatment.
The QuadraLASE is effective in enhancing skin tone and texture,
eliminating the effects of the sun and aging on the skin
including the removal of liver spots and keratoses, smoothing
lines and wrinkles, skin tightening and acne scars. Treatments
may range from mild to aggressive based on the extent of the
rejuvenation you’re looking for.
laser treats dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions. The
effectiveness of the laser is dependent upon the age, location,
depth of the pigmented lesions, as well as composition of the
pigments. This laser can be used to remove liver spots due to
chronic sun exposure.
10 Rules of Good Skin Care
Wash your face in the evening with a mild gentle super-fatted soap to remove
dirt, bacteria, make-up etc. After age 40 you do not need to cleanse your face
twice a day.
Lubricate your skin. Dry skin looks older.
Wear complete (UVA and UVB) sunscreen or sunblock to protect
your skin. Try to avoid the mid-day sun.
Manage stress. Stress and anxiety increase stress hormone
cortisol which can cause inflammation that will break down
collagen in your skin.
Eat anti-oxidant foods like berries, oranges, and asparagus to
Eat omega 3 fats which are the good fats and improve the
hydration of the skin. These are found in salmon, flaxseed, and
almonds. Saturated bad fats that are found in many dairy
products and meats will increase free radical damage in the skin
and induce inflammation and aging of the skin.
Exercise regularly. Exercise helps oxygenate your skin
which helps new collagen form.
Use a retinoid or vitamin A derivative topically on your skin.
This will help new collagen growth and skin cell turnover
resulting in smoother, toned and evenly colored skin over time.
Use topical anti-oxidant containing creams on your skin. Many
are available over the counter and include creams that contain
Vitamins C and E as well as green tea, CoffeeBerry® extract, soy
isoflavones, flavonoids (plant derived isoflavones), resveratrol
(peels and seeds of grapes, nuts, fruits, red wine), beta
carotene, omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, caffeic and
ferulic acids, pomegranate, caffeine, etc.
Change your routine every 6 to 12 months. This will help
jump start improvements. For example, substitute a cream that
contains alpha hydroxy acids for your antioxidant cream a few
times a week or bump up your strength of topical retinoids.
This will enhance skin rejuvenation.
Interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic?
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If you are interested in learning more about our full range of cosmetic services and the physicians who perform them, please call 860-679-4600 or 860-282-3888 to schedule a
consultation. We will be happy to explain the procedure to you in detail and discuss the associated risks and benefits in order to help you determine if you are a candidate for
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