Aesthetics

Aesthetic Services
Hair Removal

The Cutera hair removal systems deliver a specially tailored light energy source for permanent hair reduction for a wide range of skin types. The ProWave handpiece treats large areas such as women’s legs and men’s backs quickly and safely.

FAQ:

  • What areas can be treated?
  • Face, Legs, Arms, Underarms, Back, Chest, Nipples, Bikini Line, Stomach
  • How many treatments are required?
  • Most areas can require 6-8 treatments.  However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle.  Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through three phases:  growth, regression, and resting.  ProWave treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment.  Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in the treatment area.
  • What happens after the treatment?
  • Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur.  Three to seven days after treatment, you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair.  Most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not re-growing. Between treatments, you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
  • Some patients may experience slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn.  This typically lasts for several hours or less.  The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.

 

Electrolysis
For patients who are not candidates for laser therapy and for small amounts of residual hair following laser therapy, electrolysis is a permanent hair removal solution.

 

Spider Vein Therapy
The Cutera CoolGlide laser wavelength treats a broad range of vessels on legs and very small veins on the face and chest for most skin tones.

FAQ:

  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Often, patients find that two or three treatments are sufficient.  However, the number of treatments depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.
  • What happens after the treatment?
  • Following the treatment, some redness or bruising may occur.  Support hose will be worn for a short period of time.  Any slight reddening or local swelling of the skin will typically last for less than 24 hours.
  • Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately.  However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for 3 days after treatment.
  • When will I see results?
  • Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within eight to twelve weeks of treatment.  However, your final results may not be apparent for several months.

 

Skin Rejuvenation
Every person ages at a different rate and in different ways.  Some develop redness, age or sun spots.  Others have large pores, fine lines, wrinkles or lax skin.  We can tailor your therapy to suit your specific problem.

  • Limelight Facial Photogenesis addresses the problems at the skin’s surface – redness, mottled complexions, freckles and sun damage.
  • Laser Genesis utilizes a laser to soften fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores and decrease or eliminate redness found deeper in the epidermis.  It has been proven to stimulate the creation of new collagen, giving your face a more youthful appearance and is effective in the treatment of acne and acne scarring.
 

FAQ:

  • What areas can be treated?
  • The most popular areas are the face and neck.
  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Each treatment regimen is different and customized to an individual patient’s needs.  Most patients can expect between 3 and 6 treatments.
  • When will I see results?
  • Immediate results are observed by some patients.  More typically, you will see results in two to four weeks and improvements will continue for several months.

 

Pellevé®  RF Wrinkle Reduction
The Pellevé RF Wrinkle Reduction treatment tightens skin and reduces facial wrinkles for a younger, more refreshed look.  Patients who have had a Pellevé treatment say it feels like a warm facial massage.  It safely creates a heated treatment zone to induce collagen contraction in facial skin without damaging the epidermis to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles with a noticeable improvement in skin quality and appearance.  The handpieces are designed to deliver precise treatment to all areas of the face, including the delicate areas around the eyes, allowing customizable treatments for each patient.

 

PelleFirm® RF Body Treatment
The PelleFirm Body Treatment deeply heats and massages tissue to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, increasing blood circulation and simulating the feeling of a warm massage.  PelleFirm can be administered on all skin types and is an effective way to deliver visible results without pain or downtime.

 

Pearl (Week-End Peel)
The Pearl procedure combines the impact of resurfacing lasers with the gentleness and safety of non-invasive procedures to treat aging and sun-damaged skin.  Pearl reduces wrinkles, uneven texture, and solar damage with fewer treatments and less overall recovery than other technologies to provide a healthy glow to your skin.

FAQ:

  • Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?
    • Patients with light to medium skin tones and mild to moderate sun damage are ideal candidates.
  • What is “social” downtime?
    • You can continue your normal daily activities, however you may not want to attend important social events.  As with all resurfacing therapies, skin will appear pink/red which is normal and will generally last 3-5 days when peeling will occur.  Results are noticeable by day 4 or 5 when the superficial tissue has peeled, revealing fresh, bright, healthy skin underneath.  Makeup may be applied at this time.
  • How many treatments are recommended?
    • Some patients may desire two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results.  Others may need only one treatment.

Click here to print forms to complete prior to your visit and evaluate your skin type.

BOTOX and Dermal Fillers
BOTOX Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved product to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between brows and crow’s fee lines around the sides of the eyes.  Often called a lunchtime procedure, the treatment is a quick, 10-minute procedure that requires no downtime or recovery.  It is administered by an experienced injector and you should not lose the ability to show expressions.
 
Dermal Fillers can add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth and gives immediate, natural-looking results with just one treatment.
 

For at least one week prior to your appointment for BOTOX and/or dermal fillers, do not take

  • Vitamins (D&E)
  • Fish oil
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Red Wine
  • Aspirin
 

Skin Care Products
ZO Skin Care products, used in conjunction with laser therapy, will help to achieve the results you want and help to maintain your healthy skin.