Cosmetic Dermatology

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Different Types of Non-Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

Brandon Dermatology’s Aesthetic services couple the best technology, professionals, personalized attention and recommendations to have you looking your best. From small quick non-invasive procedures like HydraFacials, to a full non surgical facelift using PDO Threads we are the experts in aesthetic dermatology care.

Micro-Needling meets Radio Frequency

Morpheus is the newest and latest technology for skin tightening and fat remodeling. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew the deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime. Combining Micro-Needling with Radio Frequency technology delivers RF energy deep within the skin. This stimulates collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and tightening the skin from within. This cutting-edge treatment is now the gold standard for skin tightening for the face and body.

The main advantage of Morpheus is minimal downtime with magnificent results. Recovery is about two days with minimal swelling and small red dots. After two days, normal activities can resume normal activities and wear your normal makeup. Morpheus8 tightens skin on all parts of the face forehead, eyelids, cheeks, lower face, jawline, cheeks, and neck. Visible results can be seen within a few days, but after three weeks, the most noticeable results appear. Improvements will continue up to three months after treatment.

MORPHEUS8 for the face delivers RF at depths between 1-4mm, whereas MORPHEUS8 for the body can go as deep as 7mm.  Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from resurfacing and subdermal renewal. The most treated areas include the face, periorbital area, abdomen, thighs, legs, and buttocks. There is no other non-surgical treatment on the market today that is more powerful and more effective at tightening and transforming the skin than MORPHEUS8.

The Thread Lift 

You’ve probably heard of the term one-stitch facelift or puppet facelift as it gains more popularity in the media. All these names are just provocative terms to describe a treatment called Thread Lifting.

The Thread Face Lift was first made popular in Europe, where women were looking for natural solutions to achieve a natural youthful look with more long-term results. The thread Lift treatment does this using a series of microfilaments or threads placed in strategic areas to lift the eyebrows, the cheeks, and lift the jawline and neck. The threads use four modes of action providing lifting as well as volumizing, tightening, and contouring action.

The threads lift, support, volumize, tighten or contour your skin depending on the thread type selected and position where they are inserted, then the body naturally reacts to the threads to produce collagen growth over time. The threads lifting action continues as they gradually dissolve in approximately 6 months. The temporary nature of the threads is a huge plus as it lessons potential issues of infection which is a greater risk with any permanent sutures or major facial surgery.

Thread Face Lift Results

Like a fountain of youth, the threads work daily to lift, volumize, tighten and contour where they were placed in your face and neck. As a result, you will notice some results immediately when the threads are inserted. After placement, your body naturally responds to the threads producing collagen creating greater natural looking results overtime with maximum results seen around the 4-month range. The results from The thread Face Lift are long lasting anywhere from 12 to 18 months, sometimes longer depending on the patient. How the long the effect lasts depends on how healthy you are, the degree of sagging that you have, the skin, the quality of your skin at the time, and how many threads are used.

Thread Face Lift Recovery

In the first few days after (approximately 3-4) you may experience some discomfort and bruising which should resolve completely in about a week. Results continue as your body heals and responds to the threads, much of the results can be seen a month after treatment.

SmartSkin+™ Laser Wrinkle Treatment for More Youthful Skin

Why does skin look aged and wrinkled?

Skin’s age and appearance is determined by the two layers of the skin. The thin visible surface layer epidermis, that becomes thinner as we age and the thick layer just beneath the surface called the dermis. The dermis is made of collagen and elastin what supports and gives shape to the outer layer. Collagen is the main structural component vital to the way our skin appears, providing firmness and shape. The loss of collagen and elastin as we age makes the skin seem less full and youthful.

Effective, Long-lasting Wrinkle Reduction for More Youthful Rejuvenated Skin

Brandon Dermatology can rejuvenate and restore your skin’s youthful appearance using our new advanced resurfacing Smartskin+™ laser treatment. The Smartskin+™ CO2 laser from Cynosure, the leader in aesthetic lasers; laser offers exceptional results for fine lines, deep creases and uneven skin tone on your face, neck and hands. Unlike many alternative treatments your results can last years with the proper skin care and protection. Also unlike a facelift or other drastic treatment you will still look like you – only better and back to your normal lifestyle in a few days. The Smartskin+™ CO2 laser also allows us to completely tailor the treatment to your needs and your expectations.

Smartskin+™ CO2 laser delivers micro pulses of fractional energy beams into the skin. These energy beams penetrate the skin to remove old and damaged skin cells. This treatment triggers your skin to naturally build new healthy cells to replace the cells that have been taken away. The laser treatment also stimulates the production of new collagen deep with your skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. Just one treatment will result in more youthful skin appearance, an improved tone and smoother texture. Smartskin+™ CO2 laser rejuvenation uses micro pulses creating only tiny holes that will quickly heal resulting in a significantly shorter recovery time than with fully ablative lasers.

Smartskin+™ CO2 laser has immediate restoration, improvement in texture, skin tone and rejuvenation of fullness that occurs over time. After a few days you will see a more even skin tone, smother skin texture and healthier looking skin. Because this laser uses deep micro pulses, over time your collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure, dermal layer of your skin. Restoring this supporting structure of your skin will provide continuing results for months after treatment. The results can last years with the proper skin care and protection with Smartskin+™ CO2 laser treatment

What is the Smartskin+™ CO2 laser rejuvenation treatment like?

After treatment your skin will feel warm and may have a slightly red appearance similar to sunburn. The entire face can be treated in less than 30 minutes. Afterward you may see some redness and swelling that resolves in a few days.

Over time, the effects of the sun, wind, time and hormones begin to appear in the form of fine lines, age spots, and sun-damage. Our skin is our body’s largest organ, but maintaining its youthful, vibrant appearance doesn’t have to be a difficult process.

Photo Rejuvenation was designed to combat skin damage in a softer gentler way. Advanced, intense, pulsed light and fluorescent pulsed light systems are the latest innovations in non-ablative cosmetic skin rejuvenation. We use our Palomar Systems to restore a more youthful appearance to your skin by efficiently treating redness, flushing pigmentary problems, scars and wrinkles; to provide you with smoother, healthier, younger looking skin.

How does Palomar pulsed light work?

Palomar Systems use specialized handpieces that filter light from different parts of the spectrum, each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as sunspot removal and vessel clearance. The Palomar RejuveLux handpieces emit pulses of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels, and converted to heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels.

How is Palomar Pulsed light different from laser?

Pulsed light systems and lasers are very similar, but Palomar Pulsed Light systems use a much larger treatment window than most lasers. This spreads light over a wider area of the skin and allows faster coverage of the skin and quicker treatments as a result.

What body areas can I get treated?

Most areas, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs can all be treated.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some mild swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs.

Sunspots/Sun damage: The sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin within 1-2 weeks.

Rosacea: Skin tone will typically benefit from less pronounced redness within a week after treatments.

Typically a few treatments will be necessary to treat sunspots, rosacea, and vessels.

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What is Botox®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein used to block nerve impulses and temporarily relax muscles that cause wrinkles. It prevents the muscles in the face from contracting, allowing them to relax, leaving the skin smoother and unwrinkled. BOTOX® Cosmetic can offer extended relief over the course of long-term treatment to correct the visible signs of stress and aging. The initial effects are visible within 3-5 days and results usually last 3 to 5 months. The length of results vary with each individual. For best results, it is recommended to receive repeat treatments before the prior treatment’s results wear off.

How is the procedure administered?

Using an ultra fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the specific muscles which are causing the lines and wrinkles. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment and no anesthetic is necessary. Most patients compare this discomfort to a bug bite. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.

The most common areas treated with BOTOX® are:

  • Glabella (frown lines between the eyes)
  • Forehead creases
  • Crows Feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • Smokers lip lines

What is the downtime after the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a no downtime treatment. You can return to your regular activities immediately, however, you do want to avoid lying down for 3 hours and refrain from any strenuous activities for remainder of your day.

Who can perform BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is available only to licensed physicians. However, it may be injected by trained and supervised personnel such as Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers and what do they do?

Dermal fillers are gels that are injected under the skin to restore volume and fullness correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles, creases, and folds. The improvement in your skin’s appearance is immediate. Results can last up to six months to a year or more. Length of results depend on factors such as lifestyle, age, and skin structure. For best results, it is recommended to receive touch up injections rather than to wait until the results have completely worn off.

We are proud to offer the following fillers:

  • Restylane®
  • Juvéderm™
  • Radiesse®

What are Restylane®, Juvéderm™, and Radiesse® made of?

Restylane®, Juvéderm™, and Radiesse® are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin.

How are dermal fillers administered?

Using an ultra fine needle, the dermal fillers are administered through a series of injections directly into the skin. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment, however local anesthetics may be provided if necessary.

The most common areas treated with dermal fillers are:

  • Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Lips (for fuller lips)
  • Cheeks (to enhance and lift the cheeks)
  • Jowls (actually hides them)
  • Marionette lines (vertical lines from the corner of the mouth and downward)
  • Frowning mouth (used to turn up the corners of the mouth)
  • Nasal area (to hide humps)
  • Wrinkles around the mouth and cheek area, “Smokers” lip lines

RADIESSE®

What is Radiesse® filler?

Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Radiesse® dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence – all without invasive surgery or scarring. Radiesse® dermal filler is …

Naturally Superior

Radiesse® dermal filler works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And unlike other fillers, Radiesse® dermal filler continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse® dermal filler actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look, setting a new standard in facial contouring and augmentation.

Safe

Radiesse® dermal filler has been clinically tested extensively for years, with excellent safety and efficacy results. It has received CE mark certification, two FDA approvals, and a number of FDA clearances. Radiesse® dermal filler is made from a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. There’s virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use.

Immediate and Long-lasting

Treatment with Radiesse® dermal filler is so simple and convenient, it can be performed during a lunch hour. You’ll see the results right away – and these results may last up to a year or more for many patients. The long-lasting effects of Radiesse® dermal filler can reduce the need for retreatment, which saves you time and money compared with other fillers.

For more information about BOTOX® Restylane® Radiesse® and Juvéderm™, please visit the following websites:

www.botox.com
www.restylane.com
www.juvederm.com
www.radiesse.com

Juvederm™ is an FDA-approved treatment program that uses a crystal-clear gel to produce a smooth, youthful appearance. It is used to fill wrinkles and enhance lips. It is made from a naturally occurring substance that exists in all living things.

Which conditions can be treated with Juvéderm™?

Juvéderm™ is an excellent choice for removing the wrinkles that result from the skin losing its volume and fullness over time. Juvéderm™ is used to fill the lines that often show up as we age and our skin begins losing some of its foundation. It is especially useful for lines around the mouth and nose. Juvéderm™ is also an excellent treatment for those who wish to have richer, fuller lips. It’s gel-like substance that is completely clear and since it’s made of the same hyaluronic acid our bodies already use, allergic reactions are rare.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring component of every living thing. It fills the spaces between collagen and the elastin fibers in our skin, and when we lose it during aging, wrinkles and hollows can develop. Juvéderm™ can replace this loss and therefore, reverse the wrinkles and hollows.

How does Juvéderm™ work?

Juvéderm™ is injected into the area to be treated, and its gel-like consistency fills the wrinkles or lines, or enhances the lips. It can be smoothed or sculpted after being injected, which results in attractive, natural-looking results. Juvéderm™ adds volume and hydration to smooth your face, and its benefits can last up to one year.

What should I expect after my Juvéderm™ treatment?

The effects of a Juvéderm™ treatment are noticeable immediately. You may go back to work or resume your normal activities as soon as your treatment is completed. There may be some slight redness or bruising where the injections were done, but these can be treated with makeup.

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