Medical Aesthetic Procedures
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 laser therapy is the the gold standard in skin rejuvenation and wrinkle removal. The treatment uses a fractionated laser beam that delivers tiny columns of laser light deep into the skin, removing old skin cells and stimulating new collagen production. A single treatment can reduce sun damage, remove wrinkles, reduce pore size, soften scars and tighten skin. The improvements continue to develop over several months and last for years as new collagen is created as a result of the laser stimulation. Our Medical Director, Dr. Gary Berger, is one of the most experienced doctors in the Triangle area in the use of the CO2 laser for skin rejuvenation.
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Neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin are used most often to get rid of forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Neuromodulators block nerve signals to the muscles to reduce muscle contraction, so wrinkles relax and soften. The effects typically last three to four months. Over time, lines and wrinkles become less severe because the muscles are being trained to relax. Neuromodulators will help you look more relaxed, well rested, and youthful.
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Dermal Fillers (Juvederm/Voluma/Belotero)
Dermal Fillers restore volume and fullness in the face. Aging is accompanied by loss of subcutaneous tissue in the face, particularly in the cheeks and beneath the eyes. The force of gravity causes tissue to shift downward changing the shape of the face. The facial skin also stretches a bit adding to the aging appearance. Dermal fillers put collagen in the right areas to restore lost volume, tighten the skin, and produce a more youthful look immediately. Dermal fillers are also commonly used to plump the lips and fill deep lines or creases in the skin. We offer Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Perlane, and Restylane.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works on nearly any area of the body where unwanted hair is a concern: underarms, bikini area, face, back, neck, arms, and legs. Lasers are a form of light energy which target pigmented cells. With hair, the target is a pigment called melanin. The darker the hair the more melanin is present and the better response you are going to get from laser hair removal. When a laser is directed on the unwanted hair, the laser energy is absorbed by the hair which creates a heat that destroys the hair root without causing damage to the skin. The light is quickly passed over the area, treating many hairs at one time.
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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL, photo rejuvenation, photofacial – all of these terms describe what is known as Intense Pulsed Light treatments. IPL has been around for years and there is a reason – it works! Photo-rejuvenation therapy is a non-invasive alternative for a variety of skin conditions on the chest, face, hands and neck, including: sun damage, rosacea, age spots, freckles, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), and red or ruddy skin. The number of treatments needed is based upon the need being addressed, but even a single treatment will provide results. For the best results, most patients will need 3 – 4 treatments, 4 – 6 weeks apart. A good skincare regimen used simultaneously is the ideal way to maintain your investment.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Skin Tightening system utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen, while protecting the entire treated area with cryogen cooling. The uniform heating effectively targets the desired area and immediately stimulates collagen contraction and remodeling. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process and a creates a new foundation of collagen resulting in a firmer, more youthful skin appearance. The full effect of skin tightening treatments can be seen over several subsequent months. Our laser skin tightening system is safe for all skin types and can treat any area of the body where improvement is desired, giving a firmer and more youthful appearance. Our experienced nurses and medical aestheticians have had great success tightening loose skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles using the Candela GentleYAG laser.
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Laser Vein Treatment
The Candela GentleYAG laser provides a fast and effective treatment for the removal of spider veins on the face, legs and body. Laser vein treatments cause no patient down time and do not require support stockings to be worn post treatment.