Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates the outer layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated. Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible. Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels. Multiple treatments are recommended for full effect.
Photodynamic Therapy for Acne
BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy
Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20′s and 30′s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try. Ask your doctor today.
What is BLU-U Blue Light Treatment?
The BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is a non-drug therapy for moderate acne. It is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. BLU-U light treatments are gentle and typically well tolerated by patients.
The BLU-U light alone is FDA cleared for light alone treatment of moderate inflammatory acne.
If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics, or are unhappy with your current oral or topical antibiotic results, ask your doctor if BLU-U is right for you.
BLU-U treatments are simple. You just have to sit with your face close to the blue light for a short time usually a 16-minute session about once or twice per week. The length of the treatment course varies depending on the severity of your acne, but BLU-U therapy can control your acne or clear it up for a length of time.
Rosacea Laser Treatments
While there is no cure for rosacea, there are several treatments available to help control symptoms and allow patients to enjoy their lives without constantly worrying about the appearance of their skin. The most effective treatment for rosacea depends on each patient’s individual case. Laser technology can be used to treat Rosacea, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment and the Vbeam laser system.
IPL treatment can improve the signs of rosacea. The Harmony® XL AFT Laser system is an advanced laser system using Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) intense pulsed light to treat Rosacea.
There is no recuperation time. You can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition
For more persistent cases, the Vbeam pulsed dye laser can safely, comfortably and effectively treat rosacea, virtually eliminating the redness and lesions associated with this condition.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins by injecting a solution into the veins which causes them to gradually disappear. By injecting a salt solution, known as a sclerosing solution, the lining of the veins become irritated and eventually turns into scar tissue that then fades away. This method is the preferred treatment for spider veins and has been used since the 1930s.
This procedure is usually performed in your doctor’s office and takes no more than an hour. Most patients need 2 to 4 treatments in order to achieve desired results. There is no downtime other than avoiding strenuous activities for the first 2 to 3 days.
While sclerotherapy is proven as an effective treatment for spider veins, it is not recommended for everybody. Pregnant women and those whose saphenous veins are affected are not typically eligible for this procedure. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large varicose veins and is only recommended for smaller, superficial veins. Talk to your doctor to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you.
Skin Tag Removal
A skin tag is a common type of skin growth that looks like a piece of hanging skin and most often develops on the neck, underarms, eyelids and under the breasts often as a result of clothing rubbing against the skin. Most skin tags are acquired, although some people are born with them.
While skin tags are not cancerous and don’t cause problems unless they are continuously irritated, many people choose to have them removed for precautionary or cosmetic purposes. There are several different ways to effectively remove skin tags, including freezing, burning and removing with scissors. Small tags may be removed without the use of anesthesia, while larger ones may require a local anesthetic. These treatments are usually effective in removing the growth, but may cause temporary skin discoloration or bleeding. Your doctor will decide which treatment option is best for you.