Individual results may vary for all cosmetic procedures
Foto Facial Treatment (Intense Pulse Light Therapy)
Photo rejuvenation is a non-ablative (does not damage the skin) skin rejuvenation technique that is delivered through a series of applications of intense pulsed light. The intense luminescent light is delivered to the interior layer of skin (dermis), leaving the exterior skin (epidermis) undamaged.
Optimum candidates for the Fotofacial skin rejuvenation treatment are individuals who suffer from rosacea, sun-damaged skin, natural progressive aging and active individuals who wish to get back to their everyday lives in minimal time and do not want to curtail outdoor activities post-skin rejuvenation treatments.
The regions of the body that exhibit the best response to FotoFacial treatments are all areas of the face, neck and chest.
Dr. Held has been certified as a Fotofacial specialist.
What is a chemical peel?
This is a procedure that is done at the dermatologist’s office to improve your skin. Chemical peels are sometimes known as “lunch time peels” because the procedure does not take long.
How does it work?
Chemicals peels can help get rid of dead skin cells and can stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Some chemical peels can help stimulate collagen to give more even skin tone and texture.
What is it used for?
Chemical peelsoften make your skin look healthier, younger, improve the texture of the skin and help fade dark spots. Chemical peels may also help to reduce the appearance of brown spots, discolorations, fine lines, and superficial scars. Chemical peels are also used to improve acne and oily skin.
What can I expect from a treatment?
Your face will first be cleaned with pads then the chemical will be applied. After a minute your skin will start stinging. After two or three minutes the stinging will increase and it will then fade quickly. Your face will then be rinsed with water and a moisturizer will be applied, as well as a sunscreen. Your skin may look pink in color and after one to five days your skin will start to peel. The peeling differs in every case; it can go from big dry flakes to almost invisible peels. You should not pull any of the scales as this can affect the procedure. Peels are recommended every two to four weeks for better results. Your dermatologist can recommend different treatments depending on your skin. To see better results, wait after three peels.
What types of Chemical Peels do you offer?
We have TCA peels, Salicylic Acid, and Jessners.
A lot of people are turning to Botox to help reduce lines on their face and wrinkles. Botox is a protein that relaxes the muscles in the injected area and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox works by weakening the muscles that cause the wrinkles. After treating the muscles, the muscles relax and that aids in helping the skin to flatten. Botox is designed to enhance your beauty and smooth out wrinkles. Botox is also used with patients that have excessive sweating in the feet, armpits and hands. It has been known to reduce this malady.
This is a small procedure that allows the patient to continue with normal activities right after the procedure. A small needle is used and the majority of patients will feel a tolerable pain during the procedure. If the patient requests, local anesthesia can be used if applied 30 minutes before the procedure.
Botox is FDA approved and is safe and can often produce amazing results; these results can last three to five months and you will see results in about three to seven days after the injection.
Dr. Held has had over 20 years of experience with Botox and is keenly aware of techniques which produce optimal results.