Laser Resurfacing
 

Cosmetic laser resurfacing, also called "laser peel," is a procedure that smooths the facial skin by using a laser to refinish damaged area and shrink fine wrinkles. It also corrects areas of uneven pigmentation.

In laser resurfacing, a beam of laser energy is used to vaporize the upper layers of damaged skin with accurate precision. As new cells form during the healing process, a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface appears.

During the procedure, the activated laser is carefully passed back and forth over the skin until the surgeon reaches the safest level that will make the wrinkle or scar less visible.

Recovery varies but you can generally expect to have bright pink to red skin that will need to be treated with a protective ointment for about a week. You are likely to experience some mild to moderate swelling. The red skin is a sign that the healing process is progressing and a new layer of collagen is being laid down. In about two weeks you can safely apply makeup and return to work. After a month the redness will start to fade and you'll begin to appreciate your improved appearance.


Micro Laser Peel


  An intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. Skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, keratoses, or pigmentary problems have been very successfully treated with a Micro Laser Peel.

The "weekend" skin peel treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days.

The Micro Laser Peel is a partial to full epidermal peel and is performed with topical anesthetic. Because this procedure ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and full skin resurfacing.



Injectable Fillers

If you wish to enhance or restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may be right for you. Injectable fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and, in some cases , improve the appearance of recessed scars. The result is a smoother, fuller and more youthful facial appearance.
 
Collagen  is a natural protein that supports the skin. The results of treatment with injectable collagen may last 2 to 4 months.
 
Restylane  is a form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies. It is well suited to plump thin lips and fill facial creases such as nasolabial folds. It may also be appropriate for some surface wrinkles and concave scars. The fullness achieved from Restylane treatment may last 6 month or longer.
 
Hylaform Gel  A clear gel containing a purified form of hyaluronic acid, adds volume lost during the aging process by temporarily smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles. Hylaform gel is injected just under the skin's surface. Over time, the gel will gradually break down and be naturally absorbed into the body.
 
Botox Cosmetic  treatment is for the temporary relief of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. With one simple 15 minute treatment, results can be seen in a couple of days and can last for up to 4 months.
 
Juvederm  is a smooth gel helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
 
Radiesse is a safe, next generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts longer than the former leading filler. It is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment.

OBAGI Medical Products

Unlike traditional skin care products that only treat problems on the surface of your skin, the Obagi Skin Health Restoration System works at the cellular level. Obagi is now available at Dr. Michael Tolson's office. He and his staff have been trained in the Obagi Skin Health Restoration System that helps to correct surface discoloration, blemishes, and stimulate cell renewal to bring back the glow and softness of healthy, younger-looking skin.

The concept of Skin Health Restoration is revolutionary because, instead of just dealing with the superficial symptoms of aging skin, it actually reaches deep below the surface, right down to the cellular level to stimulate and actually promote your skin's restoration.

Dr. Tolson will diagnose your skin condition and discuss your goals. Based on your skin type and condition as well as your lifestyle and goals, he will prescribe an Obagi Skin Health Restoration protocol suited to your individual needs.

 

 

SkinCeuticals
The Skin Ceuticals line of skin care products is specially designed and formulated using pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to provide three-fold treatment for the correction of past damage, maintenance of current skin health and protection against damage in the future. From creams and cleansers for the removal of oils and dead skin to sunscreens with antioxidants for the prevention of skin cancer, Skin Ceuticals offers both corrective and preventative treatment to give you the smooth, radiant, healthy skin you deserve.

Laser Hair Removal
 
Using laser to remove unwanted hair on the face, legs and body is proving to be quite effective. The traditional semi-permanent method, electrolysis cauterizes and destroys each individual hair follicle can be quite time consuming. With laser hair removal, larger areas can be treated since the laser works on more than one follicle at a time.

The Profile laser brings a new approach to laser hair removal. It contains an infrared laser that can selectively target microstructures such as hair follicles. It is very effective for lighter skin types and because of the relatively low absorption of this light by melanin; it is the best choice when treating darker skin types. Additionally, the ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment choice for active individuals.

The laser works by sending energy into the pigment of the hair shaft, which is absorbed by the surrounding follicle. Heat damages the follicle and hair production is stopped. The Profile employs a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring that your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer set the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to ensure safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment.

Hair grows in three stages: anagen, or growing phase; telogen, or resting phase; and catagen, transitional phase. Only in the anagen phase is the hair susceptible to the laser's energy. Since different percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases, multiple sessions are usually needed to remove hair permanently and in some cases, complete hair removal is never totally achieved. However, you should have fewer hairs in the treated area than you had before starting the treatments.


Laser Treatment of Veins & Redness
 
Any pressure on leg veins can cause this condition such as gaining weight, standing or sitting for long periods of time, injuries, medications that affect hormones, advanced age and a family history of spider veins. When they appear on the face they are generally red or pink clusters and may be caused by over exposure to the sun.

The Profile vascular laser is a new laser using infrared energy and a new standard for the treatment of many skin conditions. It allows precise treatment of visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired results.

The laser treatment can be performed in the doctor's office without anesthesia and will take 15 minutes to an hour depending on the amount of area need to be treated. Profile's laser beam will be delivered to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating and destroying them. More than one treatment may be needed to achieve the maximum results.

 


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