Skin Care Options
In the growing skin care industry, the number of options can often leave you with more questions than answers. We’ve provided this summary page to help educate and empower you to begin to improve your skin.
As we get older, wrinkles begin to line our once-smooth face. The natural, physical display of our emotions, such as laughter and frowns, leave their stamp around our lips and eyes. The injection of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) can relax various facial furrows caused over time by natural muscle movement. Click here for more information.
Are your cheeks sagging? Do you have deep frown lines or crow’s feet? These can be annoying and unattractive, but fortunately, they can be remedied. Injections of Restylane or Juvederm—a filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in our bodies—can help restore a healthy, youthful appearance by filling in wrinkles and plumping up thinning or sagging facial areas. It is also used to give more definition to the lip border. Click here for more information.
Sculptra is a unique treatment for addressing facial wrinkles and folds. This product consists of a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material made from poly-L-Lactic acid which has been used by surgeons for decades. It is not a traditional filler. Sculptra provides gradual, softer rejuvenation by stimulating your own collagen. Click here for more information.
Belafil is a non-resorbable injectable dermal filler for the correction of wrinkles and lines on the face. Belafil is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for correctıng smile lines (nasolabial folds) but it is sometimes used to fill lines, wrinkles or contour defects in other areas. It is a formulation of medical grade polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and bovine collagen along with lidocaine and buffers. The PMMA microspheres in Belafil are not absorbed by the body and therefore provide long-lasting support for wrinkle correction.
If you’re looking to smooth out fine facial wrinkles or improve the look of scars left from an accident or previous surgery, then dermabrasion will help “refinish” the skin’s top layers. Click here for more information.
Ultherapy, a nonsurgical skin firming procedure, uses focused ultrasound under direct visualization to heat the tissues underneath the skin. This cutting edge technology provides uplifted tissues by gradually stimulating elastin and collagen to lift and firm the tissues. Results may be immediate but gradual improvement is seen over three to six months. This treatment requires no downtime allowing patients to be treated in one to two hours. Click here for more information.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense pulsed light (IPL), is a technology aimed at producing light of high intensity during a very short period of time. IPL technology is also employed in the treatment of medical disorders of the skin including discoloration or brown spots, vascular issues such as broken capillaries on the face, and Rosacea. IPL’s (Intense Pulsed Light) work more directly on the top layers of the skin.
CO2 laser skin resurfacing treats the outer layer of the skin. This “fractionated” treatment is nonablative which treats the skin in a pattern that appears like small “dots” which treat the skin leaving the surrounding skin intact. The treated skin will have smaller pore size and a smoother, tighter texture. Pigmentation problems will begin to diminish as well. Click here for more information.
Still shaving? Tired of dealing with unwanted body hair? Dr. Moore and his team use the LightSheer™ Diode Laser to remove hair from target areas such as the face, upper lip, neck, chest, breasts, underarms, back, abdomen, bikini line and legs. It is the most advanced medical treatment for long-lasting hair reduction. Click here for more information.
Using a simple procedure called sclerotherapy we can remove spider veins and small varicose veins by injecting the vein with sclerosing solution. This causes the veins to collapse and fade from view. Results can be seen in as little as a few weeks. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. Click here for more information.
Obagi’s prescription skin care products are designed to reverse sun damage, resulting in a reduction in age spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkling, discoloration, redness and sagging. The official site for Obagi medical products cites numerous clinical studies which affirm the efficacy of their products in delivering clearer, smoother skin. Condition and Enhance users experienced clinically significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles and in skin tone. Click here for more information.