Cosmetic Dermatology focuses on dermatological treatments to improve a patient’s appearance rather than treating a dermatological disease. Procedures can include diminishing acne scars, injectables to create a more youthful appearance, or a procedure to decrease or remove small veins, age spots, tattoos or wrinkles.

At The Dermatology and Laser Center, all cosmetic procedures are administered by a dermatology provider, along with assistance of a highly trained staff. All procedures require a consultation which will help determine the patient’s aesthetic goals and an appropriate treatment plan.

An aesthetic injectable is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

An injectable is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines to form over time. An aesthetic injectable can also be used to treat severe underarm perspiration. In the heat and humidity of the southern climate, the injectable is placed in these areas which can assist you in embarrassing social situations.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.

Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened.

A dermal filler used for the correction of wrinkles known as nasolabial folds (smile lines) and FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21.

BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).

RADIESSE® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE® continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.

Restylane can be used to 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 by using a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21.

Like RestylaneRestylane Life can also be used to 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 (nasolabial folds). But, by combining lidocaine with RestylaneRestylane Life can help reduce discomfort during and after treatment.

In clinical studies evaluating the Restylane family of products in laugh lines (nasolabial folds):

  • 72% of patients reported significantly less pain during treatment with Restylane Lift vs. Restylane
  • Patients continued to experience less discomfort for up to one hour after treatment

*When compared to Restylane

Restylane Lift and Restylane Silk should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.

Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip.

Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these areas. That’s why it’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products.

In a clinical study of patients treated with Restylane Silk or no treatment, clinical investigators reported:

  • 77% of patients treated with Restylane Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness (measured on on a 5-point scale) eight weeks after treatment.
  • 59% of patients treated with Restylane Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment

Restylane® Silk’s unique particle gel formula, along with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy, helps give you softer, more precise results — just what you need for a natural-looking smile.

Thermage is one of the most non-invasive techniques used for treatment of wrinkles, sagging facial skin and jowls. Thermage can also be very effective in reducing cellulite and acne scars. The procedure consists of a hand piece that sends a frequency current deep into the skin and heats the superficial deep dermis. As a result, the collagen is heated and it contracts and the fibroblasts in the skin start producing additional collagen.

Ulthera is a face and neck treatment that does not utilize an injection or a laser. Ultrasound technology will treat the skin’s deep support structures. In order to create the natural lift and toning you would like – Ulthera will strengthen the skin from within.

The CoolSculpting® procedure is a new, non-invasive procedure that uses advanced cooling technology to gently and effectively target and eliminate fat in specific areas of a patient’s body through technology called Cryolipolysis. This procedure involves no incisions and no anesthesia, and can reduce the fat layer without harming the skin or other tissues. The device-based procedure is designed for use in a medical office specializing in cosmetic procedures. CoolSculpting permanently reduces fat with no incisions, no downtime and with very consistent results. Developed by a doctor at Harvard, the Zeltiq procedure is now approved by the FDA for fat reduction.

With COOLSCULPTING®, the body fat is “cooled” to a certain temperature where it will gradually die and be taken away naturally by the body’s own immune system. The skin and muscle are unharmed. Clinical studies have shown a consistent 25% reduction of fat in the area treated.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. The photo rejuvenation process represents a breakthrough in age-defying skin care by treating skin damage non-invasively. An IPL treatment addresses the effects of photo aging and sun damage such as age spots, sun-induced freckles, and symptoms of rosacea.

KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”. This is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that improves the appearance of submental fullness. All patients receive a consultation prior to treatment to determine aesthetic goals and the amount of treatment needed. KYBELLA™ treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Most patients need two to four treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals.

The unique Vortex-Fusion® serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD® apart from other procedures. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively help mitigate environmental damage, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and plump & firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.