Beautiful skin is no longer limited to applying heavy coats of make up or airbrushing photographs. We offer many techniques and treat a variety of skin conditions to improve the quality and appearance of the skin. Our skin rejuvenation techniques resurface, clarify and add a more gentle texture to your skin.
We offer treatment options for static and dynamic wrinkles. Your doctor can best determine which treatment method, or combination of treatments, is optimal for you. There are two main types of wrinkles, static and dynamic, which determine the method(s) of treatment you will benefit most from.
Wrinkles and folds often look like the remains of a facial expression you once made. These are the wrinkles that are visible when your face is at rest. Static wrinkles form because, with time, skin loses its elasticity, and the skin becomes stretched with the natural aging process, so that even when facial muscles are at rest, static wrinkles are visible.
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that form when one makes a facial expression. They are temporary and are visible even in children. When a facial expression is made, your facial muscles contract and cause your skin to crease. You may especially notice these wrinkles when you smile or raise your eyebrows.
Pigmentation conditions cause the majority of skin color abnormalities. These conditions may include melasma, freckles, sunspots or other skin discoloration resulting from sun damage.
Melasma, sometimes called “the mask of pregnancy”, produces tiny brown or tan patches on the face. Men may develop melasma as well, however it is frequently related to estrogen levels. Sun exposure can make melasma worse, thus it is important to contact your doctor immediately if experiencing such symptoms.
Freckles are small dark spots which appear on the face and body. Freckles are the result of sun exposure, genetics and some diseases. They are very common and almost always harmless, although they can be confused with serious skin conditions; therefore, a doctor should evaluate any abnormalities.
Sunspots appear on skin as spots of darkened pigment, which are usually flat, and range from black to tan in color. Sunspots may also be called “age spots,” “liver spots” or lentiginos and emerge when UV rays (from the sun) activate the cells in your skin that produce pigment. When more pigment is stimulated, usually from sun exposure,the skin produces more melanin, another name for pigment, leaving a person with sunspots. Sunspots tend to increase with sun exposure as well as age.
A scar is a patch of skin that grows over a wound as it heals and remains permanently on your skin. Scars commonly form over cuts, scrapes, sores, burns, surgery marks, chickenpox or acne. They will look more fleshy than the rest of your natural skin, as scars are more pinkish and shiny and may be discolored. The texture of a scar may be wavy (“rolling”), raised, hallowed inward or have elevated borders. Although they may fade over time, scars never completely go away. If one wishes to remove existing scars, he or she may be a candidate for scar revision. We offer many cosmetic treatment options to minimize the look of scars including laser treatments, medical microdermabrasion, chemical peels and injections.
Vascular conditions are cosmetic problems related to the arteries or veins. They may cause undesirable coloration or patches on skin. Hemangiomas, which are overgrowths of blood vessels, may appear on the surface of skin. Vascular conditions may also include a chronic facial flush, usually called rosacea or the facial lesions, which may appear as tiny, blood-filled blisters. Our doctors can identify the cause and best cosmetic treatment options for any vascular conditions you experience.
Loss of Skin Tone
Aging can cause weakening of skin structures and leave the skin looking unhealthy and weak. When collective tissues such as collagen and elastin fibers lose their firmness, cellulite may begin to appear. We offer cellulite and loss-of-skin-tone treatments specifically for your age and skin type.