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Devices & Procedures

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

One of the most popular cosmetic enhancement treatments available, BOTOX® injections can temporarily reduce the appearance of lines across the forehead, crow’s feet, furrows between the brows, and other signs of wrinkles and fine lines along the face.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can eliminate surface layers of dead skin cells and help to bring out the healthier layers underneath. These treatments can work to reduce signs of age and improve color and texture in the skin.


Coolsculpting® is a new liposuction alternative that can help many patients reduce areas of excess fat without the need to undergo invasive surgery. In fact, Coolsculpting® uses an innovative technology that can be effective after one treatment, with no downtime necessary after the procedure.


Wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of age and fatigue along the face can be improved with Dysport®. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport can significantly smooth out the skin in targeted facial areas for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Eclipse MicroPen™

The Eclipse MicroPen™ can diminish signs of age and reduce the appearance of common skin conditions such as acne scarring and stretch marks. Using a non-surgical microneedling technique, this treatment helps stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin to improve tone, texture, and firmness of the skin.

Fraxel Re:pair® Laser

The Fraxel Re:pair® laser technique can give you effective rejuvenation of wrinkles and fine lines, and also improve skin texture and areas affected by sun damage and age spots. Plus, this innovative laser treatment can often be effective after just one treatment.

Fraxel Re:store® DUAL

Another of our state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing techniques, the Fraxel Re:store® DUAL system can rejuvenate your skin to a healthier and smoother appearance in less time than it takes other types of skin renewal procedures. The treatment is quick, involves little to no recovery time, and can work wonders at improving signs of wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and more.


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.

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Juvéderm VOLUMA®

If you would like to restore lost volume to your cheeks, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a new, hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that might serve as an effective solution. As we age, our skin naturally starts to lose its elasticity. The effects of gravity and facial fat loss can also contribute to a making our faces look hollow and less full than they once were.

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Juvéderm VOLBELLA®

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® is an innovative filler specifically designed to enhance the appearance of the lips and reduce fine lines around the mouth. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in late 2016, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® can create smooth, beautiful results that may last for up to a year!

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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.

Learn more about laser hair removal.

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.

Learn about laser skin resurfacing.


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.

Learn about microdermabrasion.

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.

Learn more about Mohs micrographic surgery.


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.

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Photodynamic Therapy

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.

Learn about Photodynamic Therapy.

Pulsed-Dye Laser

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.

Learn more about Pulsed-Dye Laser treatment.

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.

Learn more about Q-switched Alexandrite and Nd:YAG Laser treatment.


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.

Learn more about Radiesse®.


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.

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Sculptra® Aesthetic

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.

Learn more about Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Skin Care Products

Dr. Paul Friedman offers 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.

Learn more about skin care products.

Skin Care Treatments

Skin care treatments available at our practice include a number of topical and medicinal solutions to combat acne, signs of wrinkles and fine lines, melasma, sun damage, and more.

Learn about our topical and oral 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.

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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.

Learn more about Thermage®.


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.

Learn more about Ultherapy™.

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.

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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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Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in what cosmetic dermatology can do for you, contact our doctor at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center today to schedule your cosmetic dermatology consultation.