Many people who first learn about Elite Aesthetics ask themselves, “do I really need to see a dermatologist?” You may also be asking yourself this question because you don’t think you have a serious enough condition, or you feel your skin and hair are healthy enough as it is, but none of that should keep you from getting your skin the care and attention it deserves! Not only does your skin protect you from dangers like UV rays and bacteria, but it is also one of the first features people notice when they see you.
For body parts that are this important to overall health, specialized care is required. That is where expert dermatologists like those found at Elite Aesthetics come in. Our dermatologists are specialists in treating issues related to the skin, nails, and hair. They are committed to helping you not only achieve healthier skin, but to feel more confident in how it looks and feels.
Skin rejuvenation treatments are the ideal choice for patients seeking to reduce the effects of aging by restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity and brightness. Skin rejuvenation can also be used for therapeutic purposes to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins, freckles, or brown spots. For cosmetic enhancements, skin rejuvenation can reduce the signs of aging on the face, arms, and hands through a variety of treatment options.
Laser Treatment of Sun Spots, Discoloration, and Wrinkles
Lasers deliver powerful light beams deep into the skin’s pigment, which breaks up any discoloration that is, in turn, absorbed back into the body within a few days. The heat from the laser also generates your body’s natural healing mechanisms, giving your skin refreshed and youthful look. Depending on the case, most patients see satisfying improvement in four to six monthly treatments.
Cellulite Laser Treatment
A staggering 85% of adult women between the ages of 24 and 54 experience cellulite. Simply put, cellulite is caused by the herniation of fat within the network of fibrous connective tissues beneath the skin’s surface. This creates an uneven texture of the skin, usually leaving it with a dimpled or lumpy look. The appearance of cellulite is also more prevalent in those with naturally thinner skin.
Cellulite is most common in women, although men can experience it as well. Cellulite is usually seen in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. This can affect people of all ages, regardless of body-type or fitness level, as it is a structural problem beneath the skin’s surface.
How does cellulite laser treatment work?
The laser is a minimally invasive medical device used to treat cellulite. Unlike standard liposuction and fat grafting, cellulite lasers take a multi-dimensional approach, targeting the causes of cellulite beneath the skin.
First, the laser heats and disrupts the pockets of uneven fat under the skin. Next, the laser releases the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and cause dimpling and unevenness. The laser fully releases these tethered bands (similar to a rubber band under tension), allowing the skin to bounce back and become smoother. Finally, the laser energy stimulates collagen production, which increases skin thickness and elasticity in the months following treatment.
By addressing all causes of cellulite, a laser treatment approach reduces the appearance of skin dimpling while creating healthier looking, thicker skin with long-lasting results.
What should I expect during treatment?
Laser cellulite treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our office. A local anesthetic is used to ensure patient comfort. During the procedure, the laser will be introduced by a few tiny incisions.
Most patients are back to work and normal activities in a day or two.
You may have mild bruising and swelling for a week after your procedure, and a compression garment may be recommended during the healing process.
What kind of results should I expect?
You will be able to see results immediately after just one treatment, along with continual improvements for up to a year. Patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to maximize results.
Need more information?
We remain at the forefront of cellulite technology. We will be happy to speak with you and request a consultation for cellulite treatment. Don’t hesitate to call us today!
Stretch Mark Laser Treatment
Although there are several creams and ointments on the market that claim to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, none have proven to be successful. Stretch marks are naturally hard to treat, especially mature, white stretch marks.
Fortunately, new laser technologies are effectively reducing the appearance of even the toughest of stretch marks. Whether stretch marks are from pregnancy, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, or something else, we can help.
Due to the nature of stretch marks, no amount of treatment can make them disappear completely. However, with the combination of different lasers and light-based therapies, the appearance of stretch marks can be drastically reduced.
Lasers are most effective on stretch marks that are still red in color. Laser energy can target and help reduce red pigmentation, changing the skin back to a uniform color. Older stretch marks can be treated by emitting light that encourages the skin to produce more natural pigmentation, lessening the appearance of the marks.
Laser stretch mark treatments are performed on an outpatient basis in our offices. Depending on the laser being used for your case, you may or may not need topical numbing cream. Patients typically describe feeling a light snapping sensation. You may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment.
The number of sessions needed to achieve results varies depending on your particular case. Usually, older stretch marks will require more treatments over time to achieve the best results. Your condition will be assessed and a treatment plan will be recommended at your consultation.
Laser therapy is intended to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Although all patients will see improvement, results will vary. For more information on stretch mark laser therapy and to make an appointment for a consultation today, please call our office. We will be happy to assist you!
KYBELLA® is the only FDA approved, injectable, non-invasive, treatment for contouring the fat below the chin. Some body types are more prone to the development of the “double-chin” look, regardless of diet and exercise practices. This extra pocket of hanging skin adds to the appearance of weight and age in the face.
With no downtime required, this procedure can be done in 20 minutes and have you back to your normal activities immediately. Many patients choose this procedure over traditional liposuction.
KYBELLA® permanently removes submental fat with the use of deoxycholic acid, the naturally occurring, fat-busting acid found in the body.
During the procedure, KYBELLA® will be injected into the skin of your neck/under the chin. Patients describe a mild discomfort which lessons with time. Over the counter pain medications are recommended for patients concerned about pain.
Most patients require 2-4 treatments for desired results, with treatment given in various increments. Your goals will be discussed to determine the proper course of action for your body type.