Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine Trends
There have been several new trends within the cosmetic medicine field that Dr. Kovak has taken note of and is currently performing. Schedule a free evaluation today to determine if one of these cosmetic procedures is right for you.
New Laser Technologies
The newest addition for tattoo removal, the Alexandrite TriVantage was specially designed for bright, multi-color tattoos that were often difficult to fully eliminate with previous systems. This device builds upon the already successful Q-Switched Alexandrite laser, which brought unprecedented power to tattoo and lesion removal. By adding the next level of versatility and comfort, the TriVantage can impressively treat tattoos, epidermal and subdermal lesions, freeing you from the unsightliness of age spots, sun spots, and melasma.
The Candela GentleMax is a multi-wavelength device that brings a new integrated aesthetic system to hair removal and skin tightening. This patented Dynamic Cooling Device protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen while allowing the high-intensity laser to effectively treat age spots, wrinkles, and freckles. Along with this advanced patient soothing treatment comes the strength of a laser capable of delivering therapeutic heat deep into your skin tissue, providing you with long-lasting and effectual response for many types of skin damage.
Another system equipped with the Dynamic Cooling Device, the Vbeam Perfecta is a pulsed dye laser which delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. This laser was designed with precision in mind, allowing the doctor to treat very small areas of skin damage, freckles, and rosacea. While the results of this laser therapy vary depending on the condition being treated, many patients notice beneficial changes right away.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvederm is a next-generation injectable gel that instantly restores your skin’s volume and tone. Used to reduce wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, Juvederm is the only filler available with a smooth consistency gel formulation. This smooth consistency gel is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add both volume and hydration. Because of this manufacturing technique, Juvederm is one of the most fluid dermal fillers available. Juvederm has also been approved for lip enhancement treatments, allowing people to create fuller, more youthful lips.
Finally a procedure is available that shows positive results in the treatment of moderate acne in the form of a new FDA approved topical solution called Levulan. Levulan is applied directly to the acne and the areas of the skin where the acne is present. Left on the skin for 45-60 minutes, this solution makes the acne more sensitive to light, at which point the patient is exposed to Palomar's LUX V. The LUX V is specifically designed to treat acne by destroying acne-causing bacteria and shrinking overactive oil glads. A patient undergoes several gentle passes utilizing the LUX V laser followed by a Blue Light Treatment. The total treatment offers effective, safe, non-invasive and pain-free emission of blue light, which activates the acne healing Levulan solution.
Levulan can also be utilized for Photorejuvenation. Levulan is applied on the area needing photorejuvenation and left on for 45-60 minutes, again making the applied skin more sensitive to light. Once this time has passed the doctor uses Palomar's LUX G to activate the Levulan. The ultimate outcome from this procedure gives the patient smoother, softer, and more vibrant skin.
Restylane is a clear, biodegradable gel used for wrinkle removal and lip enhancement. Restylane is gentle, safe for the skin, and contains no animal ingredients. It can improve the signs of aging and create a younger appearance. Treatments are long-lasting, but not permanent, so if treatment is discontinued, your face will gradually return to its natural contours. Restylane is injected into the treatment area with a very fine needle and results are immediate, leaving no scars. For lip enhancement, Restylane injections create fuller, softer lips, as well as being effective in removing vertical lip lines. Results typically last up to 6 months for lip enhancements and as long as 12 for fine line and wrinkle removal. Restylane treatments take about 30 minutes and the amount of discomfort is minimized by using topical and local anesthesia.
It is a fact that 4 out of 5 people, including many thin people, have some degree of cellulite. While exercising, a healthy diet, and good genes are wonderful, they do not eliminate or prevent cellulite. The good news is that after having to endure years of lumps, waviness and unsightliness on the thighs and buttocks, there may be an answer for cellulite. Mesotherapy is a treatment that was originated by Dr. M. Pistor in France in the early 1950’s. His idea was to attempt to stimulate the mesoderm, hence Mesotherapy, or middle layer of the skin. The connective tissue of the body, primarily collagen, which is the responsibility for the maintenance of the skin, is derived from the mesoderm. The technique for Mesotherapy involves the injection of substances to stimulate the mesoderm to improve multiple medical and aesthetic conditions. The types of compounds injected into the mesoderm during Mesotherapy depend upon the disease process that is being treated. In Mesotherapy several compounds are injected into the cellulite area to increase blood flow and lymph drainage and break down fat. Mesotherapy treatments are typically given once per week. As improvement is seen, the treatments may be given less frequently, such as once every two weeks, once per month, or even once every six weeks. Most patients notice improvements in only a few sessions, but the average patient requires ten initial sessions given at one-week intervals. Patients have noticed an enhanced, smoother appearance in their thighs and often an improvement in the way their clothing fits.
The Sciton ProFractional is a laser is used to dramatically improve elasticity, clarity and the overall appearance of your skin including scars, wrinkles, scars, texture and skin tone. ProFractional technology is unique to the Sciton Laser platform in that it treats thousands of microscopic areas of your skin, while only a fraction of the skin is directly treated. This makes healing time is quick and downtime is short.Learn More
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don't have to show them anymore.Learn More
Sculptra is a facial injectable that targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that can last for up to 2 years. It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time.Learn More
RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than other filler procedures. This filler is convenient and correct smile lines, Nasolabial Folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple , safe and minimally invasive procedure.Learn More
Palomar aesthetic platforms deliver the most power and efficacy for laser and pulsed light treatments on the market. Our engineers have dedicated years towards making pulsed light as good as, or better, than "gold-standard" single-application lasers. Palomar laser and pulsed light platforms allow you to quickly and effectively offer the medical aesthetic treatments your patients request while ensuring their comfort and satisfaction.Learn More
Gentle Waves uses specifically coded arrays of light emitting diodes to modulate the activity of living cells. Unlike other laser, pulsed light or radiofrequency techniques used for skin rejuvenation, the core technology of this device delivers very low-intensity, non-thermal light energy to stimulate collagen and reverse the appearance of photoaging. It can also be used to treat the hands, neck and chest areas.Learn More
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