The Med Spa
The Med Spa
At Davie Dermatology & The Med Spa, we are committed to helping you achieve healthy and more youthful looking skin. Many of our treatments address problems with the top layer of the skin such as brown spots, sallow/dry looking skin, and fine lines/wrinkles. These issues can be improved with our outstanding skin care lines, mineral based makeup, exclusive sunscreens, and a customized treatment plan utilizing one or more of our rejuvenation treatments stated below. Additional treatments address the deeper layers of the skin and underlying muscles and involve the use of fillers and botulinum toxin. Finally, we offer treatment for unwanted hair, facial and leg veins and fat reduction. Our providers match the treatment to the problem and often use a combination of modalities to provide the best outcome. We want your procedures to “whisper, not scream”. Some of these treatments take place in the lower level of our building and some take place in the upper level of our building in The Med Spa.
For example, wrinkles caused by “dynamic” muscle movement are best treated with botulinum toxins. Wrinkles created by a loss of volume are best treated with soft tissue fillers. Problems with pigmentation and overall tone of the skin are best treated with chemical peels, laser/light devices and a customized skin care regimen. In addition, we offer treatment with non-surgical devices to tighten the skin, and also offer body sculpting with non-surgical devices to reduce fat and to tighten lax skin.
Botulinum toxins (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, XEOMIN®) reduce wrinkles by temporarily interfering with the chemical communication between the nerve ending and the muscle. These products are typically used for wrinkles that are caused by “dynamic” muscle movement and can be used in the both upper and lower face. Our providers have extensive experience with the use of these products which are often used in combination with fillers for cosmetic enhancement. Botulinum toxin results typically last 3 months. For more info click HERE
The mainstay of soft tissue fillers for facial volume loss and wrinkles are products that contain Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acids are “polysaccharides” or sugars, which occur naturally in the skin and joints. They help to fill or plump the skin by attracting water to them. We offer a variety of Hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvaderm, Perlane, Restylane, and Belotero) and determine the most appropriate product based on the area being treated, depth of wrinkle, and amount of volume loss. HA fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
As we age, our hands often show signs of volume loss, thinning skin and brown spots. Chemical peels and/or laser treatments can improve the tone and texture of the skin. Radiesse, a soft tissue filler, can be used to add volume back to the hands. Radiesse is a special type of filler comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which fill the area being treated and stimulate the body to produce its own collagen. Radiesse can last from 1-2 years.
We can perform chemical peels on the face, hands or neck. They often reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes or mouth, improve the appearance of enlarged pores, reduce the inflammation associated with acne and rosacea, improve the appearance of scars, reduce freckles and dark spots, treat sun damaged skin and generally improve the appearance and feel of the skin. These peels are often categorized based on the depth of penetration. Chemical peels may be used in combination with other modalities such as skin care products (to prepare the skin for peeling), laser and micro-needling.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment which utilizes fine crystals to exfoliate the skin by removing superficial layers of dead skin. As we mature, the rate at which we make new skin cells slows down often creating a sallow or dull look to the skin. Microdermabrasion treatments can be used to remove these dull layers of skin to reveal a refreshed and brighter skin tone.
At Davie Dermatology we offer a unique treatment for skin rejuvenation with the Syneron-Candela eTwo Sublative and Sublime applications. This treatment utilizes fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency to cause minor injury to the upper portion of the skin and deeper heating to the dermis. This combination, which induces a natural healing response and helps to stimulate collagen, can be used to improve mild-moderate wrinkles, tone and texture, acne scars, stretch marks, and mild skin laxity.
Laser hair reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the country. This procedure beams concentrated light into the hair follicles and kills the hair from the root. It’s often used to remove hair on the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, etc. The lasers target only the hairs, leaving the skin undamaged from the procedure.
A treatment for varicose blood vessels that involves an injection of a salt solution which then causes inflammation, coagulation of blood, and the narrowing of blood vessel walls. After treatment veins fade within a few weeks. Sometimes multiple treatments are necessary for a lasting result.
Lasers can be used to treat superficial (small) veins in the skin. The laser damages the vein which then develops scar tissue. The scar tissue causes the vein to close and eventually disappear. A simple laser treatment is done on the outside of the skin. Laser vein treatment is most often used for facial veins and diffuse redness of the face, neck and chest, but can be used to treat some forms of leg veins.
Micro-needling, also known as skin needling, rejuvenates your skin and is minimally invasive. The needles on the micro-needling machine penetrate the skin to create a controlled skin injury, causing the body to increase collagen production to repair the damage. Micro-needling can be used to minimize wrinkles and treat acne scars. Growth factors are often added to optimize the effect.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our latest esthetic treatment, Ultrashape Power and Velashape III. Ultrashape Power is an FDA approved device for “lipolysis” (destruction of fat cells) which uses a pain free pulsed ultrasound device to heat the fat in a particular body area. The focused ultrasonic energy targets only the fat and does not damage surrounding skin. The targeted body area can be customized and the procedure is extremely comfortable and well tolerated. The Velashape III enhances this treatment and is also used for skin tightening. With 3 treatments every 2 weeks, one can experience up to 30% permanent reduction of fat in the treated area. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle for optimal results.
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