(Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)
Injections of these products minimize the kinds of wrinkling and scowls that occur with exaggerated facial expressions by weakening the muscles that exert pull on the skin. For best results, re-treatment every several months is required. With consistent use, the severity and rate of deep wrinkle formation is reduced.
HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
Used in the face, neck, and hands to restore volume or accentuate facial features (such as the lips, cheeks, chin, jawline).
Unique treatments with combination of neuromodulators and dermal filler can be achieved for patients with facial deformities due to Bell’s palsy, facial nerve injuries, facial tics, or undesirable facial features such as a “gummy smile”. (See photos below)
CO2 Laser treatment is a type of resurfacing that removes layers of skin tissue, allowing new skin to regenerate, as do chemical peels and dermabrasion. It is used to help reduce “age-spots”, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, and dull tone. It is an invasive procedure that requires 7-14 days of downtime and meticulous post-procedural care.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots and broken blood vessels. It may be used for these changes on the hands, neck, chest, legs and arms as well. IPL is also used to treat acne, and rosacea. It is non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Useful for permanently removing unwanted hair from the face, legs, arm, underarm, bikini line, and any other areas. The device delivers highly concentrated light into hair follicles, where it is absorbed, thereby destroying the hair follicle permanently. Four to six sessions are typically required for approximately 80% reduction in hair.
Long-Pulsed YAG Laser
The Yag energy heats and shrinks blood vessels, causing them to collapse. Small varicose veins and vascular lesions such as angiomas can removed with this device.
Process that involves using sterile surgical grade needles to puncture hundreds of tiny holes in the skin. This controlled injury induces skin to go into healing mode, stimulates collagen and elastin production. This process plumps the skin and may improve the appearance of fine lines, dull texture, and pores. For best results, this treatment should be repeated on a regular basis.
RF adds the element of radiofrequency energy to the traditional microneedling procedure. The RF energy heats the underlying layers, causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as enhanced stimulation of collagen and elastin production. In keeping up with the innovations, we offer the combined RF-microneedling treatments.
Paramedical tattooing includes covering burn, stretch marks, vitiligo, and or surgical scars with medical micropigmentation. This also deals with 3D areola tattooing to recreate the appearance of the areola, commonly practiced on breast cancer survivors.
Platelets are found in the blood and contain important growth factors that promote cell regeneration and repair. When PRP is added to RF microneedling, the treatment effects are enhanced. In addition, it has been used successfully in hair loss for men and women. PRP helps stimulate the activity of hair follicles, promote hair growth, and increase hair count and thickness.
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Excess sweating of the armpits, scalp, or hands/feet can be treated by various modalities, or a combination of modalities, depending on the location. Microneedling+RF and injections of neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) are effective treatment options
PRP is used to treat thinning hair or promote stronger, thicker hair growth. The PRP is injected into the scalp, and causes the hair follicles to become larger and healthier. It also stimulates the hair to come out of the “resting phase” and pushes it into the “growing phase”, thus promoting hair growth.
Appearance of aging hands is characterized by the loss of fat volume and muscle atrophy of the back of the hand, leading to overly prominent bones, tendons and veins, imparting a skeletal appearance. A dermal filler (Restylane Lyft) can be injected to soften this. Additional treatments to target skin quality and discoloration on the back of the hands, such as IPL or a series of chemical peels can further rejuvenate the hands.
Newborn Ear Deformities
Congenital ear deformities are common, and can cause significant psychosocial distress. Auricular molding/splinting can be successful in correcting the various types of deformities when performed within the first week of life. A custom-made rigid elastic splint is applied and secured with surgical tape and surgical glue. Splints are not painful and do not disrupt normal infant activities. They are removed after 14 days, and ears are re-evaluated. Additional re-splinting may be required.
Each individual exhibits a unique skin type and skin conditions that combine to present a distinctive set of characteristics. The professionals at the Skin Center & Total Health Spa at the McCollough Institute possess in-depth knowledge of skin health and rejuvenation and consider skin health a very important part of aging prevention and maintenance.
Appointments may be scheduled with our aestheticians or our skin health experts for a personalized consultation and customized skincare regimen plan.