Facelift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction? You might as well file those away with your bell bottoms and platform shoes! Invasive treatments are becoming a thing of the past. People are now opting for non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments that provide effective results without having the discomfort and long downtime that can come from a more invasive procedure.
New Wave of Non-Invasive Procedures
Advanced Dermatology offers a wide array of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to target a multitude of problems including but not limited to the following:
- Acne Scarring
- Fat Reduction
- Body Contouring
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin Tightening
- Signs of Aging and Wrinkles
- Facial Depressions
- Hair Removal
Some of our most requested treatment options are:
CoolSculpting – This fat reduction procedure enlists a cooling technology known as Cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells. For the next one to three months the fat cells will break down and leave the body naturally. This one hour procedure has no downtime, patients are free to return to all activities after the treatment is complete. Our offices now offer the CoolMini, an extension to the CoolSculpting line that specifically targets submental fat (double chin) and other small pockets of fat.
Dermal Fillers (including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Radiesse and the series of Restylane products). Fillers have gained major popularity in the past year because of celebrities like Kylie Jenner; of course fillers do much more than give you the perfect plump lips. Anti-aging is one of the main reasons people opt for fillers; it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin and smooths the overall appearance of the skin. Fillers are great for filling in depressions in the face and hands.
Ultherapy – The procedure uses a unique ultrasound imaging and therapy to lift and tighten the skin. Low levels of ultrasound heat energy reaches the tissue beneath the skin (depth of the heat depends on the equipment used). Under the skin, the tissue tightens and remodels, without harming the skin at the surface. The procedure stimulates new collagen growth, resulting in tighter, firmer, more youthful looking skin. Many people can see results immediately after the treatment is done, but it is suggested that maximum results are visible one month post-treatment.
ThermiSmooth – This procedure works to improve the overall appearance of aging skin. Treatment areas include: face, neck, under eye area, eyelids, mouth, and forehead. ThermiSmooth, the handheld device that works with the ThermiRF machine, administers heat to the treatment areas. The heat causes collagen to shrink, which starts the tightening process.
Fraxel – This particular laser is used most often for skin resurfacing, treating mild to moderate skin damage. The laser uses Fractional Photothermolysis, working in small sections (microthermal treatment zones) on the skin. It penetrates deep into the skin tissue causing a miniscule sized injury where it can eliminate dead cells. This process ensures only the treated area is affected and healing time is rapid. Results can be seen within 24 hours post treatment. If you suffer from any of the following you should consider contacting our offices:
- Acne, surgical, traumatic scars
- Melasma and actinic keratosis
- Age and sunspots
- Wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes
- Irregular pigmentation of the skin
- Enlarged pores
- Dull, sallow skin
- Sun damaged skin
Acleara – Combines two acne treatment methods targeting acne of different forms and skin types. A vacuum therapy lifts the sebaceous glands, clearing out a large amount of blackheads. The light therapy then follows killing bacteria and shocking the glands (to prevent oil from spreading). This particular laser is commonly used among teenagers because of how gentle it is. The results are incredible!
miraDry – If excessive sweating is affecting your everyday life you should consider contacting one of our 15 locations and ask about scheduling miraDry! The quick non-invasive procedure successfully treats under arm sweating. After two treatments there is about 82% reduction, and sweat glands do not redevelop.
miraSmooth – The trifecta treatment; miraSmooth successfully treats the underarm area for the following: hair removal, sweat, and odor. Generally in the past hair removal treatments have only been targeted towards coarse dark hair; microwave energy allows miraSmooth to treat hair of any color – including light or white. Patients have reported seeing results after 1-2 treatments, the procedure typically provides 70% hair removal, 80% sweat reduction, and almost complete odor reduction.
For questions and concerns or to schedule an appointment or consultation, contact our cosmetic hotline.