Cosmetic dermatology is designed to improve the appearance of your skin, making it look smoother, healthier, and more youthful. Cosmetic dermatology specializes in the treatment of many cosmetic skin conditions, including acne, acne scars, surgical scars, rosacea, spider veins, wrinkles, age spots, and others. Here at the Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, our experienced dermatologists offer a number of advanced treatments and procedures designed to help you achieve your goals and rejuvenate your skin. With cosmetic dermatology options, you can potentially achieve a look that is several years younger than your actual age, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
The following information will take you to more detailed descriptions of the many procedures we offer. If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists, please contact our practice today.
- Botox® Injections
- Chemical peels
- Clear + Brilliant™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation
- Fraxel Re:pair® Laser
- Fraxel Re:store® DUAL
- GentleMax™ Laser Treatment
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Omnilux® Red and Blue Light Therapy
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Pulsed-dye Laser
- Q-switched Alexandrite & Nd:YAG Laser
- Scar removal
- Sculptra® Aesthetic
- Skin Care Products
- Skin Care Treatments
- Tattoo removal
- Vbeam® Perfecta Laser
- VISIA™ Complexion Analysis
- XTRAC® Laser Therapy
Fraxel Re:pair® Laser
Fraxel Re:store® DUAL
Houston, TX – Allergan, Inc., the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the Juvéderm dermal filler gel family of products, a ‘next generation’ of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that provide a smooth, long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Proprietary, technologically advanced formulations of Juvéderm result in a smooth, natural look and contain the highest concentration of non-animal and cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. These unique attributes provide optimal results with a single treatment in the majority of patients and deliver sustained results for up to six months or longer.
Laser Hair Removal
If you are tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving areas of undesired hair, advanced laser hair removal treatment can be an effective remedy. With the GentleMAX® laser, we can help you eliminate unwanted hair and significantly reduce the chance of regrowth.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Wrinkles and fine lines, facial scars, age spots, and other skin conditions can often be improved with Erbium and CO2 laser treatments. With advanced laser skin resurfacing, you can significantly rejuvenate the look of your skin.
Lines and creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds) can be effectively smoothed out and rejuvenated with the new FDA-approved treatment LAVIV™. This innovative new wrinkle-reduction solution helps to stimulate collagen in the treatment areas, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles with long-lasting results.
Microdermabrasion is often useful for patients who have sensitive skin and darker skin tones who would like to reduce signs of wrinkles, acne, and mild scarring. The procedure smoothes down the top layers of skin to bring out the healthier layers underneath.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Early diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer is vital to increase the chances for survival, and Mohs micrographic surgery has proven to be an incredibly effective procedure to remove cancerous tissue. This treatment is designed to take away the harmful tissue while leaving the the healthy tissue surrounding it as untouched as possible.
Omnilux® Red and Blue Light Therapy is a non-surgical treatment designed to help reduce the appearance of acne and help you feel more confident about the look of your skin. This treatment is virtually painless and can be effective for all skin types.
Perlane® works to rejuvenate moderate to severe folds and wrinkles in the face, as well as smoothing out smile lines around the mouth. This treatment is often useful for facial areas that are exhibiting more pronounced signs of age, exhaustion, and stress.
Also known as light therapy, Photodynamic Therapy utilizes wavelengths of light to restore damaged areas of skin. This treatment can be useful for patients affected by actinic keratoses, acne, rosacea, and sun damage.
Pulsed-Dye Laser treatments are often effective at reducing blood vessels visible on the skin. They can also benefit some patients who are affected by port wine stains, rosacea, and other skin conditions.
Q-switched Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Laser
The Q-switched Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Laser technologies can help patients who would like to reduce the appearance of birthmarks, brown pigment spots, and tattoos. These lasers can fade the pigmented areas of skin while leaving surrounding lighter tissues unaffected.
One of the newest dermal fillers approved by the FDA, Radiesse® is designed to soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and can be particularly effective in the region between the nose and mouth. Radiesse® is also known for its long-lasting results, often up to a year, and its ability to stimulate collagen growth.
Restylane® is derived from a non-animal stabilized Hyaluronic Acid, therefore eliminating the need for skin testing. It restores fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles, folds and mild scarring related to acne or injury. The average treatment results last six months or even longer.
The loss of facial fat, medically known as lipoatrophy, can give the cheeks a hollow or sunken appearance. Sculptra® Aesthetic injections can enhance the look of the cheeks by adding volume and stimulating the body’s own collagen to grow and replenish the skin. The treatment can also work to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. Results from Sculptra® Aesthetic can last up to four years in some patients.
Skin Care Products
Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Jennifer Peterson offer a comprehensive range of professional skin care products, including Avene, Clarisonic®, EltaMD™, and Obagi®. With home skin care, you can go a long way in keeping your skin healthy and fresh for years to come.
Skin Care Treatments
The Smoothbeam™ works by targeting acne’s root cause, the overactive function of the sebaceous gland. The 1450nm wavelength of laser light emitted by the Smoothbeam is highly absorbed in water, which is the dominant chromophore or target in the sebaceous gland.
Thermage® uses radio frequency energy to tighten the skin and help collagen to grow, allowing for further skin renewal months after the initial treatment. This procedure can be very helpful at reducing the appearance of sagging skin and improving signs of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Areas of facial skin that show signs of sagging or drooping may benefit from treatment with Ultherapy™. This non-surgical face lift alternative uses ultrasonic waives to renew the skin and rejuvenate areas of mild to moderate wrinkling.
Vbeam® Perfecta Laser
The Vbeam® Perfecta Laser produces an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels within the treated area, without damaging the surrounding tissue. Red veins respond better than blue veins and smaller vessels respond sooner than larger ones.
Xeomin® is an FDA-approved facial injectable that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a renewed and refreshed appearance. This non-surgical procedure can be used to treat a number of facial areas and help you combat signs of aging.
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