Posts for: October, 2014
Ultherapy is a new and exciting non-invasive alternative to a facelift now available at A E Skin. Ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound to visualize and precisely target energy to the deep layers of the skin, the same layers treated with a facelift, but without any surgery. The body uses its own natural healing process causing the skin to produce healthy and fresh collagen to lift, tighten, and tone loose skin. Areas treated with Ultherapy include the forehead, eyes, cheeks, areas around the lips, jawline, neck, and upper chest. One 60 to 90 minute Ultherapy treatment is all you need and there are no needles, knives, or anesthesia, making it a perfect option for people who are not ready for surgery yet. Ultherapy is a safe treatment cleared by the FDA and there is no down time so you can resume your reglar activities right away. Results with Ultherapy are seen as soon as two to three months after the treatment and most people enjoy their results for several years. Since the skin continues to age after an Ultherapy treatment, future touch up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process. At A E Skin, patient comfort is a top priority so we provide you with medications to keep you comfortable during and after the treatment. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
Juvederm Voluma is a new and exciting dermal filler used to rejuvenate the mid-face. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin the binds 1,000 times its weight in water, drawing water into the skin and restoring lost volume. As we age the fat pads in the upper cheeks shrink, leading to volume loss in the area. At the same time we lose the collagen that holds the skin firm, causing loose and sagging skin. These changes lead to signs of aging such as the formation of smile lines from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, marionette lines from the corners of the mouth to te jawline, an jowls along the jawline. When injected into the upper cheeks, Juvederm Voluma restores the youthful volume in the upper cheek and pulls the skin upward, like a facelift, addressing these signs of facial aging without surgery. Results with Juvederm Voluma are seen right away. There is some initial swelling from the injection itself which subsides within two weeks. Most people will enjoy the results of their Juvederm Voluma treatment for two years. As with any injection, there is a risk for pain, bleeding, bruising, and infection. At A E Skin, we take special precautions to minimize these risks. After a Juvederm Voluma treatment, please avoid heat, alcohol, and exercise for 24 hours after the treatment. To smoothen out the Juvederm Voluma, gently massage the treated areas for five minutes at a time, five times per day, for the first five days after the treatment. Women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or trying to get pregnant should not have Juvederm Voluma treatments. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
October is breast cancer awareness month, a perfect time to talk about IPL Photofacial treamtents on the chest. Although the treatment is called a Photofacial, it can be done on other body parts too. In fact, the IPL Photofacial can be done just about anywhere on the body to treat dark spots, age spots, redness, broken capillaries,and other sun damage. After the face, the most common area treated with an IPL Photofacial is the chest. This is because the chest is frequently exposed to the sun and over time we see a lot of sun damage in this area. At A E Skin Dr. Alex uses the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial, which has several advantages over other lasers. The large spot size and fast repetition rate make the treatment very quick. The chest is treated in about five minutes with two full passes. Other lasers can take over 30 minutes. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial has many adjustable settings, allowing for treatment of just about any skin type. Additionally, the small spot adaptors allow for strong treatment of specific spots without affecting the surrounding areas. At A E Skin we provide a comfortable treatment. We apply numbing cream free of charge and apply cold air during and after the treatment for comfort. Our patients who have had similar treatments at other offices comment on their comfort all the time. The best part is that Dr. Alex does all the treatments himself (we have no nurses or technicians), so you can be assured that you are in good hands with an experienced professional who has performed thousands of treatments. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.
A E Skin held its third annual Red Carpet Event on Tuesday September 30, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the office. Attendees had opportunities to take advantage of exclusive specials on all products and treatments such as Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial, Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation, Ultimate Rejuvenation, and Pro Fractional Therapy. Many raffle prizes were given out including A E Skin products, Red Carpet Peels, and other products. Everyone in attendance received a gift bag with goodies such as skin care products. Light refreshments were provided. We rolled out the Red Carpet as usual and provided photo opportunities. This year we also filmed a number of video testimonials on the Red Carpet. Some of the links are below. The Red Carpet Event was our biggest event ever at A E Skin with a turnout of over 40 people. Support was generously provided by Allergan (makers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and Latisse), Elta MD, MD Solar, Revivogen, In Source Medical (providers of Ultherapy and Freeze the Fat). We had so much fun at the event and look forward to seeing our patients at our next event, the third annual Holiday Party. Click here to receive our monthly specials including invitiations to our exclusive events.