Skin resurfacing techniques smooth and even out the tone and texture of your skin, helping to reclaim a fresher, more youthful appearance. Several resurfacing techniques are available.
Your age, the color and condition ofyour skin, and your desired goals are all considerations in determining which treatment is best for you. Each technique causes a “controlled injury” to your skin. This means that the treatment triggers a cycle that purposely damages the skin so the damaged cells can be shed and new cells can surface. Deeper treatments or treatments done in combination with one another may be more likely to yield the results you’d like.
You often need more than one treatment to get the best results. It can take as long as 14 days to completely heal and redness may last even longer. Light chemical peels may help tighten the skin with very limited downtime (less than 24 hours) and risk.
Following treatment, you will use medications and ointments to aid in healing. If you have sensitive skin that does not tolerate medications and ointments, you may not be a candidate for skin resurfacing.
As we age, our lips thin, and the arch of the upper lip flattens. Several options are available to make the lips more full. The same natural methods that are used for skin fillers can be used for lip enhancements.
One method involves the removal of fat from your body by liposuction, and then injecting it directly in your lips. The second method is to inject a filler. Please see the information on our services about fillers. Surgical methods are also available if you would like a more permanent solution.
During surgical lip enhancement, an incision is made along the lip line (where the colored part of the lip meets the skin). A tiny strip of skin above the lip is removed and the lip skin is pulled up and then stitched closed. Another method of lip enhancement is lip implant surgery. The surgeon threads thin strips of synthetic material into your lips to create a look of fullness.