Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
The eyes are one of the most apparent physical characteristics we notice about others and ourselves. They are also an early area to observe the inevitable aging process. As we age, wrinkles, lines, and bags form around the eyes. Our upper eyelids may begin to lose elasticity and sag. In addition to the unsightly appearance, this may impair our vision.
Botulinum toxins are safe and reliable options for anti-aging treatments. There are several brands of botulinum toxin which have been FDA Approved, including Botox® and Jeuveau®. They are very similar medications. In just a few minutes, botulinum toxin can be injected into the skin to help ease lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxins work by helping to weaken and relax the muscle into which it is injected. This results in decreased contraction of the muscle, producing a less wrinkled and smoother appearance of the overlying skin. The lines and wrinkles which had been produced by the action of the muscles gradually lessen and fade, and in some cases disappear.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing uses laser light energy to produce a very controlled removal of the top layer of skin in order to encourage production of new collagen and skin cell growth. The older, damaged top layer of skin is removed to make way for a fresher, newer layer. This provides our physicians with a very precise and effective means to non-surgically treat lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
Dermatologists use chemical peels to ‘peel’ away the aging process from the skin. Chemical peels are also used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, age spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines, melasma (excess pigmentation on the skin) and sun damage, resulting in rough skin or pre-cancerous spots. Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths. ‘Lunch time’ peels may be performed by our aesthetician and involve no downtime, but may result in some mild redness and peeling over the following 1-5 days. Medium or high strength peels (performed by a dermatologist) may result in significant short-term redness and peeling, but ultimately will have more dramatic results than a lower strength peel.
Cryotherapy (CO2 Slush)
A CO2 Slush, also known as Cryotherapy, is a procedure that has been used for over 25 years in dermatology. It is used to treat acne, acne scars, and fade redness left by acne or other discoloration.
Dermal Fillers (Soft Tissue Augmentation)
Fillers are materials that are injected into the skin into unwanted creases, wrinkles, folds, or scars in order to lessen their presence and improve the physical appearance of the overlying skin. Fillers may also be used to help restore some of the volume of the face that is lost as a natural consequence of the aging process. The physicians at Northeast Dermatology and SKIN are experts at many different types of dermal fillers depending on patients’ needs.
Cosmetic earlobe reduction surgery can reduce the size of droopy or enlarged earlobes that result from the normal aging process. This quick 20 minute in-office procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can restore the earlobe to a more aesthetically pleasing contour. Results are apparent within weeks and can subtly improve the way you look and feel about your appearance.
Over the years, time and gravity help shape our faces in ways we may not appreciate. When we were younger, our faces were not affected by gravity in the same way because they were cushioned by fat, which provides a good foundation for smooth and creaseless skin. As we age and our muscles and skin lose some of their elasticity, this fat cushion dissipates. We may develop deep creases, receding lips, or sunken cheeks which detract from our appearance.
Hair Transplant and Platelet Rich Plasma (Tru-PRP)
Hair transplant surgery has evolved over the years to allow for restoration of a more natural hairline when other treatments have failed. Hair transplant surgery involves taking small micrografts of hair from the posterior scalp (not the bulky plugs of hair that were done decades ago) and surgically transplanting them individually into the desired area for hair restoration. Each graft only contains a few hairs, and are placed to most naturally mimic the direction and pattern of the natural hair in the area.
Kybella® (Deoxycholic Acid) Injection
Kybella® is a treatment indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with submental (neck) fat in adults. The safe and effective use of Kybella® for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region (neck) has not been established and is not recommended.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair. It can be performed on both facial as well as body hair. Lasers produce intense light that is directed at the pigment of the hair follicle called melanin. Melanin uses this intense light and heats up the hair follicle, damaging the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. The damaged hair follicle can sometimes stop producing hair, or will replace the hair with less dark and less course hair.
Ordinary light is composed of many colors making up the visible spectrum, but is perceived to our eyes as white. Lasers have the unique ability to emit a very intense light of a single wavelength, or color. At Northeast Dermatology and SKIN, we have a variety of lasers, with each type producing a different wavelength of light and pattern distribution. These properties are used to determine the target for each particular laser, which allows us to determine which laser would best suit your particular skin condition.