Aesthetic Conditions

Acne/Breakout Prone

What causes skin to be acne/breakout prone?

Acne or breakout prone skin can occur on the face, arms, back, chest and shoulders. There are four main causes of acne: inflammation, bacteria, increased sebum production, and increased keratinization within the follicles. Without proper treatment, scarring can occur.

Formation of Pimples

How is acne/breakout prone skin treated?

Age Spots

What Causes Age Spots?

Age spots, brown spots, liver spots, solar lentigos are hyperpigmented skin spots that are typically caused by ultraviolet (UV) light from either sun exposure or tanning beds. They are commonly found on the face, hands, arms, legs, or back. If you are unsure what your spot is or if it changes, please come in and see our physician for a proper diagnosis before receiving treatment.

How Are Age Spots Treated”

Cellulite

Cellulite is a common occurrence among women with an estimated 85% having some form of cellulite in commons areas as the legs and buttocks. Cellulite has many contributing factors from pregnancies, diet, exercise, and age to name a few. Excess fat deposits cause the dimpling appearance.

Cellulite

How is cellulite treated?

In order to create a smooth appearance, new collagen production is required. One method is to stimulate the production through radio frequency technology.

Complexion Problems

What causes complexion problems?

Complexion problems or hyperpigmentation is the result of melanin or pigment deposits in the skin due to UV light (sun, tanning beds, fluorescent and ambient lighting), hormonally (melasma) or induced post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (bug bites, acne, dermatitis and eczema). The darkness that is seen with the naked eye is typically not all of the hyperpigmentation that exists within the skin. With normal cellular turnover, the deeper pigment will appear, thus making it necessary to have more than one treatment usually.

How are complexion problems treated?

Facial Veins

What Causes Facial Veins?

Facial Veins, telangiectasias, commonly occur around the nose, chin and cheeks. Sun exposure, alcoholic beverages, and hot or spicy foods can cause them to name a few.

How are Facial Veins Treated?

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by many factors including sun exposure, genetics, smoking, and the environment. These factors slow down the production of collagen that makes the skin sag and look wrinkled. Another factor is dehydration or dryness. Over time sun exposure and the aging process will impact the dehydration of the skin. Also, facial expressions contribute to the deeper lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. To improve the fine lines and wrinkles, new collagen production needs to be stimulated to repair the damage.

How are fine lines and wrinkles treated?

Redness

What causes redness?

Redness, typically on the cheeks, is a common condition that affects many adults and is more common in hereditary backgrounds as Asian, Czech, English, Irish, Native American, Polish, Russian, Scottish, and Welsh. Numerous contributing factors to redness are listed below.

  • Hot or spicy food
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Hot bath or saunas
  • Sunlight
  • Anger
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Medications
  • Telangiectasias
  • Stressful life
  • Smoking
  • Cosmetics
  • Drinking hot
  • Corticosteroids.
  • Mechanical exfoliation such as loofahs or nut-based scrubs

Prior to beginning the treatment of redness, it is important to determine the cause. Left untreated the redness tends to worsen over time.

How is redness treated?

Scars

When chicken pox, acne, or trauma is healing, normal skin tissue is replaced by fibroblastic tissue causing the indented feature of scarring. The quicker the wound heals; typically the less scarring will occur. The deeper the scar, the harder it is to treat.

How are scars treated?

Skin Laxity

What causes skin laxity?

Skin laxity, a loss of dermal collagen content, is due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors, with smoking and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) the most common extrinsic factor. Approximately 1% of an adult’s skin dermal collagen content is lost each year causing the sagging and crapey skin appearance. In order to improve the loss of collagen, one needs to stimulate or encourage the formation of new collagen in the affected areas. Common areas that are treated for skin laxity include the face, neck, back of arms knees, stomach, and back.

How is skin laxity treated?

Thinning Hair

Thinning hair in women can be caused by hormonal changes, post pregnancy and birth control. Men and women can have thinning hair due to age, stress, poor diet, over styling, and smoking. Fortunately, Viviscal Professional is a nutritional supplement that feeds hair follicles from within the body, which strengthens and promotes growth from existing hair as well as hair that has slowed or stopped growing.

Also, for thicker and healthier eyelashes we recommend LashesMD which is contains peptides and natural plant extracts. This serum is applied as a liquid eyeliner and is non-irritating to the eye.

How is thinning hair treated?
  • Viviscal Professional Supplement
  • LashesMD

Unwanted Hair

Many adults both men and women have excess hair and want to eliminate it, whether it is on their back, legs, face, underarms, bikini, etc. Diolaze can eliminate it permanently with a cooling tip that makes it very comfortable. Diolaze can be used on most dark hair however will not eliminate lighter or grey hair. Also, it is common as women age to grow vellus hair which is the fine white facial hair. One method to controlling the growth of vellus hair is dermaplaning. Because the vellus hair is typically white, a laser or IPL will not work to permanently eradicate it.

How is unwanted hair treated?

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