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  • Q. What does intense pulsed light treat?

    A. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is one of the most effective procedures for treating broken capillaries (telangiectasia), rosacea, acne rosacea, age spots (lentigines), freckles (ephelides), moles (nevi), melasma, sun damage (photo aging), skin elasticity and texture, fine lines and mild wrinkles (rhytids). Sclerotherapy may be a secondary option for superficial veins.

  • Q. I've noticed some redness appearing around my nostrils and cheeks. Is there anything I can do?

    A. Absolutely. Without looking at you it is impossible to be certain. However, I would venture to guess you have developed telangiectasia, or broken capillaries, which is a very common condition as we age. One of the best cosmetic technology developed in the last 20 years is "Intense Pulsed Light" (IPL) laser procedures. This non-invasive technique differs from the CO2 lasers because it has an exceptional amount of versatility. Broken capillaries, age spots (liver spots, brown spots), skin surface irregularities, freckles, birthmarks (including port wine stains), hemangioma (red spots), photodamage (sun damage) and melasma can all be effectively and affordably addressed with intense pulsed light treatments. In fact, this versatile machine is also the workhorse for laser hair removal! The IPL treatment is basically a broad band of light that penetrates the skin and is attracted to pigment, fading it. A series of treatments are recommended for the best results, and we offer package savings for IPL treatment series.

  • Q. My 15 year old daughter has a very large reddish birthmark that really bothers her. Is there anything we can do?

    A. Indeed. Intense Pulsed Light would be an excellent, non-invasive (non-surgical) option for your daughter. IPL is an FDA-approved treatment that has been safely and successfully used for the last 2 decades. It is a broad band of light energy that is applied to the area that specifically targets the pigment of birth marks, port wine stains, moles, sun damage, broken capillaries, melasma and more. It is applied by the doctor and usually takes 20-40 minutes, depending upon the size of the area to treat. For best results, a series of 4-6 treatments are recommended. We offer package prices for IPL series.

  • Q. How much does a intense pulsed light cost?

    A. The cost varies based upon the geographic region of the country, whether your procedure is performed in a private surgery center or hospital, and the extent of regions you would like to to have treated.

  • Q. My lips look thinner the older I get. Is there any way to make them look like they used to?

    A. Lip augmentation and lip enhancment with injectalbes would be a wonderful option. Contrary to what we see in Hollywood, the lips do not need to look grossly overdone. We can tailor the injections to your lips to fit what your goals are and what is in harmony with the rest of your features. We use injectable fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and others for this procedure.

  • Q. Are there any side effects to having facial fillers or lip injections?

    A. Immediately after your treatment, you may experience mild bleeding and moderate swelling. Some people bruise from the injections, but many do not. Both swelling and bruising should subside in 4-7 days. The injectables we use now are derived from substances that naturally occur in the body, such as hyaluronic acid, and therefore have very minimal incidence of allergic reaction.

  • Q. What is the best age to get liposuction?

    A. The best ages for body liposuction (liposculpture) is when the skin still possesses a degree of elasticity. While everyone ages in different ways due to environmental factors, lifestyle and habits (i.e., smoking, drinking alcohol accelerate the aging process), I would say that the late teens up to the late 30s and early 40s will likely have the most favorable results.

  • Q. Does liposuction get rid of cellulite?

    A. Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpling and irregularities of the skin due to aging and genetic factors. It occurs more frequently in women than men, and is usually most obvious in the lower torso, buttocks and thighs. Cellulite occurs when the skin loses elasticity and fatty deposits develop close to the skin's surface. Liposuction may soften the appearance of cellulite in some cases -- usually younger patients, however liposuction is not intended to address cellulite. It is a condition that has yet to have any tried and true results in research. If you are interested in liposculpture but have concerns about cellulite, you should address this directly in your initial consultation.

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