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Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of any race. Hyperpigmentation can  be brought on by many different factors including  sun damage, inflammation such as  from an eczema flare-up., skin injuries, acne scarring. There are a number of different treatment options available, some of which include topical treatments ,acids peels and chemical peels, retinoids, laser resurfacing peels,  and microdermabrasion. 
As we age we start to lose volume in our faces due to changes in our skulls and the fat compartments in our face. One of the ways we can reverse this sign of aging is to replace some of that lost volume with cheek fillers. Fillers volumize the cheeks and adds shape so a more youthful and attractive facial contour can be achieved. Fortunately, multiple fillers are available to replace cheek volume lost with age. In the United States, these include Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse. 
 
Cheek Fillers Benefits:
  • Restores Volume
  • Lifts Sagging Cheeks
  • Corrects Hollowness & Sunken Cheeks
  • Contours the Cheek Area
  • Enhances the Cheekbones
  • Helps Lift the Jawline
  • Softens Nasolabial Folds

Crow’s feet refer to wrinkles at the outer portion of the eyes. They are associated with aging changes in skin as well as the muscle movement caused by facial expressions. Frequent exposure to sun and cigarette smoke results in premature skin wrinkling.

Dr. Nicolaides and his team utilizes a wide variety of treatments to aid in the restoration of the skin and the reduction of crows feet and wrinkles. Effective procedures for crows feet include Botox®, advanced skin-care products,  Xeomin, laser resurfacing, etc.

 

Sagging Skin

Collagen and elastin help keep your skin firm. You may develop sagging skin with age as your skin loses its natural elasticity. Sagging of the lower face or jowls  and wrinkled skin on the neck are two of the most dramatic signs of aging skin. We offer cutting technology to treat sagging skin on the face as well as the body. The SkinTyte laser can improve multiple areas including the face, neck, abdomen, arms and knees. treatments are typically performed three to six times over the course of several months and a maintenance  treatment every  6 months. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened. Dermal fillers can also be used in the face and hands to replace volume loss.  The Profractional laser can be used to improve the overall appearance of your skin, this  laser is used to treat, wrinkles and lines, Post-traumatic scars, acne scars, tightening of the skin, aging and sun-damaged skin. Euro threds is another cosmetic procedure using biodegradable polymers sutures that are inserted underneath the skin and pulled in a specific direction to lift the skin and cause collagen and elastin to grow in the treated area.  The treatment is minimally invasive and produces instant results. This FDA-approved technique can be effective at restoring volume and contouring the face without surgical techniques.

Hirsutism

Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) can occur in both men and women. Excessive facial hair is the most troublesome to women. This dark, coarse hair may appear on the chest, abdomen, and back as well. BBL or Cutera hair removal laser is used for permanent treatment. The number of treatments required for maximum results will depend on the individuals needs, but expect at least 5 treatments.

Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that occurs predominantly in woman. It causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face. Women with darker complexions and who are pregnant are at greater risk of developing melasma.

Melasma treatments are available. These include:

  • medicated topical creams
  • microneedling
  • chemical peels
  • laser treatments
Acne Scars

Acne scars can be the result of even mild forms of acne as well as by deeper cysts.  The more severe or deeper the acne, the more likely it is to leave a permanent scar. Treatment varies depending on the severity of your acne. We first treat the underlining cause of the acne, then we follow up with scar revision treatment if needed. Several procedures are available and are recommended based on the type and depth of the scarring.

Deep Wrinkles

Deep lines and wrinkles are formed in the deeper layer of skin, called the dermis, where creams and surface treatments are not effective. Our treatment are tailor made to each patient to achieve profound effect on deep lines and wrinkles.

Telangiectasia

Telangiectasias are abnormally dilated vessels very close to the surface of the skin which can give an appearance of red patches. They may be visible and unsightly on the face and neck. Treatment for Telangiectasias is BBL laser.

Anti Aging

As we age our skin undergoes some changes of which gravity plays a role. Sun exposure damage leads to skin discoloration and fine wrinkles, and stresses of everyday life can effect the youthful appearance of your face and skin. Typically, these changes are most noticeable in the form:

  • Frown lines

  • Crow’s feet

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)

  • Lip lines (smoker’s lines)

  • Marionette lines (chin wrinkles)

  • Smile lines

  • Under eye bags and hollows

  • Horizontal forehead creases

  • Sagging facial and neck skin

  • Age spots & pigmentation

  • Volume loss in cheeks

Non-surgical anti-aging  treatments can help reduce the signs of aging and take years off your appearance and keep your skin looking young and healthy. Our anti-aging and wrinkle treatments include:

  1. Botulinum Toxin: (Botox, Dysport) temporary paralyzes the muscles, appearing to give a smooth appearance to the fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. Hyaluronic Acid: dermal fillers, such as  Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse has shown some evidence of creating a permanent anti-aging effect by promoting collagen growth.

  3. Hair Removal: Lasers are used for permanently removing unwanted hair from the face, and other areas such as legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line.

  4. Chemical Peel: Chemical acid is applied directly to the skin. It causes the skin to turn red and swell and  blister . In a few days  the dead skin cells start to  peel off. The new skin is tighter and helps reduce fine lines, small scars, skin discoloration, and sun damage. This procedure emulates a skin wound, causing the body to increase collagen production.

  5. Microneedling: Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin leading the body to promote collagen production to heal the area. It is said with its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells that this  procedure is the most powerful way to stop aging in its tracks and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming. In just a few sessions of micro needling, you will notice a reduction in  fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles.

  6. Thread Lift: Euro threads are a cosmetic procedure using biodegradable polymers sutures that are inserted underneath the skin and pulled in a specific direction to lift the skin and cause collagen and elastin to grow in the treated area. The treatment is minimally invasive and produces instant results. This FDA-approved technique can be effective at restoring volume and contouring the face without plastic surgery. This  technique is for individuals that are not interested to undergo a surgical face lift.

  7. PRP : Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, can help reduce wrinkles. We combine PRP with the microneedling treatment (vampire peel) for optimum results .

  8. Laser procedures : Lasers are used to improve the overall wellness of the skin, targeting an array of skin disorders(such as rosacea) as well as anti aging therapy for  fine lines and deep lines, skin tone, and texture (such as sun spots and freckles). Treatments with laser therapy  promotes collagen production that helps plump up the skin. The laser procedures can be used to target the skin at varying depths, depending on the desired result and patient needs. Based on the treatment area, the treatment type can be with Pearl Fractional laser affects the deep tissue layer  for deep wrinkles and requires a longer recovery period. BBL (BroadBand Light therapy),  option for sun damage (sun spots and freckles), anti-aging skin rejuvenation (skin firmness) and hair removal.

  9. Micro laser: A Micro Laser Peel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. This therapy treats scars, keratosis, and enlarged pores.

  10. Cutera: Cutera laser has optimized their technology to provide a safe and effective solution to address vascular or pigmented lesions (hemangioma), spider veins and hair removal.

  11. SkinTyte laser: A SkinTyte treatment is a comfortable, effective and affordable way to firm, tighten, and lift your sagging  skin to give you a more youthful appearance. tailored for all skin types, using  pulses of infrared energy to heat the skin and promote collagen production. there is no downtime, at least two treatments were recommended in order to see results, and four treatments were recommended to see longer lasting results. Patients may resume their regular activities immediately following treatment.

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