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Medical Procedures

Medical Dermatology

We provide general dermatological care to patients of every age group. Our physician is well versed in the current treatments as well as emerging and innovative therapies. Some of the common skin conditions we encounter include: Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, Rashes, Moles, Warts, Skin Discoloration, Nail and Hair Disorders, Sun Damage, Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Botulinum Toxin - Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®
Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein initially designed to relax the treated muscle. It may be used to soften the lines on the face especially the frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Innovative uses include elevation of the brows, softening the lines under the eyes as well as opening the eyes, elevation of the nasal tip, lip augmentation, elevation of the corners of the mouth and softening the chin and neck. Botox® Cosmetic is also FDA approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Only our physician administers both Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers - Restylane®, Perlane®, Restylane®-L, Perlane®-L
Hyaluronic acid fillers are designed to correct wrinkles, augment the lips and contour the face such as the jowls, chin and cheek. With the keen eye of our physician, these products may be used alone or in combination to sculpt a better and natural looking you. Innovative uses include brow elevation and facial lift (VolumaLift™).

Calcium Hydroxylapatite - Radiesse™
Radiesse™ is a filler primarily composed of calcium hydoxylapatite that may last longer than most fillers. Innovative uses include: Facial Shaping, Contouring and Hand Rejuvenation.

Laser Treatment

Lasers are used to correct wrinkles, broken blood vessels, discoloration and excess hair. State of the art technology and topical anesthesia are used if necessary to make your treatment comfortable as well as effective. We use the Elos® system, a technology that combines light and radiofrequency.

Cellulite Treatment

Velasmooth® is FDA approved for the treatment of cellulite. Along with a good diet and exercise regimen, Velasmooth® treatments may offer effective cellulite management. Treated areas include buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms. Treatment requires a series of treatments performed twice weekly.

Blu-U® Acne Therapy

Blu-U® employs light to treat acne with no downtime. A client is exposed to this special light source for a specific amount of time. A series of treatments given twice weekly ensures effective management of acne. When used in addition to Levulan®, the therapy is even more effective.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Levulan®, aminolevulinic acid, is FDA approved to treat precancerous lesions on the face. Innovative uses include acne therapy (with Blu-U® light) and rejuvenation of the skin (with Photo facial lasers). The use of Levulan® decreases bacteria count on the face and reduces the size of the sebaceous glands. When used in conjunction with photo facial therapy, it makes the treatment more effective and therefore requires less treatment sessions. It improves wrinkles, texture, pore size, color and oillness of the skin. Levulan® is applied to the face and left in place for 30 to 60 minutes prior to exposure to a light source. There is very little downtime for this treatment and patients undergoing this therapy compare it to a sunburn.


Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy remains the gold standard in treating spider veins. Thep procedure entails injecting a solution to the vein to irritate the lining of the vessel causing it to stick together. This therapy in conjunction with compression stocking useremains the treatment of choice for spider veins. For those patients resistant to therapy, laser treatments may be a great option for them.

Microdermabrasion

We have a particle free microdermabrasion machine to treat sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne and acne scarring, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and oily skin. Because we do not use crystals, the treatment is less problematic especially when treating areas around the eyes.

Aesthetic Services

Cosmeceuticals
We have a variety of physician-grade and over-the-counter skin care products employed to correct, rejuvenate and maintain your skin.

Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels Chemical peels remain an integral procedure in our efforts to correct or rejuvenate the skin. It is a safe procedure and may have minimal downtime depending on the chemical used.

Obagi® Blue Peel
This is a trichloroacetic acid based peel used to rejuvenate the skin. The technology allows us to use the peel under the eyes and neck.

Vitalize Peel
A combination of chemicals designed to provide a safe and effective peel. Vitalize peel is particularly effective in managing patients with acne and aged skin.

PCA Peels
Physician’s Choice of Arizona has an array of peels offered to physicians. We use a number of their peels including Ultra Peel, Sensi Peel, Pumpkin Peel and PCA Peel. All of these peels are designed for a specific need including dehydrated skin, mature skin, fine lines, sensitive skin, uneven skin color and ethnic skin.

Glycolic Peels
It remains an excellent treatment resulting in a youthful glow to the skin.


Laser Hair Removal

Permanent hair reduction is possible using the Elos® technology. With this technology, hair reduction treatments are fast, safe, and effective. Hair of assorted colors on varying skin tones may be treated. Treatment frequency is dependent on the location of the treated area.

Visia Analysis
We employ Visia to complement our evaluation of your skin. Objective markers of your skin’s texture, wrinkle, pore sizes, and sun damage are documented and used to formulate a plan for improving or maintaining your skin. As we follow a specific plan, we can track your progress with subsequent analysis.

Facials

Our licensed professional may employ a variety of facials to improve the texture of your skin. These facials include hydrating, deep pore and European facials. Extractions may be added to your treatment to address problems with comedones and milia.

Waxing and Makeup Application

We strive to help you towards a better looking you. Diligent brow shaping may open your eyes. Whatever the occasion requires, appropriate use of mineral makeup, Jane Iredale and gloMinerals, may present a more natural and dramatic improvement to your appearance. This make-up may also be used to hide imperfections such as vitiligo and port wine stains or temporarily covers the effects of any facial procedure.

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