BOTOX is an advanced skin treatment that is extremely effective treatment for the relief of forehead and frown lines, bunny lines on the nose, crow’s feet around the eyes, and upper lip puckers which become apparent when you smile or grimace. These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles and are due to the effects of underlying facial muscles; these same muscles can also cause tension headaches. When injected into muscle tissue, BOTOX blocks the transmission of acetylcholine from the nerves to the tissue, which in turn causes the affected area to relax. The result is far fewer wrinkles and lines.
Injections typically take only a few minutes to perform using ultra fine injections with minimal discomfort. After treatment, pressure and sometimes ice packs are applied to the treated area to reduce the risk of bruising. For optimum results, treatments are recommended 3 to 4 times a year for wrinkles and once or twice a year for excess sweating (hyperhidrosis).
BOTOX is one of the safest medical procedures that exists. Millions of injections are performed throughout the world every day, safely. Although minor side effects do occur for some patients, they are resolved without serious concern. However, BOTOX injections are not for people with neuromuscular disorders such as Myesthenia Gravis. In addition, BOTOX should not be used on women during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
External combatants, like the sun, can cause the skin to become uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. Chemical peels utilize a chemical solution to regenerate new skin cells faster than normal, deeply exfoliating and refining the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. While chemical peels are used primarily on the face, they may also be utilized to improve the neck, chest and hands. Although chemical peels are considered a minimally invasive procedure, only a licensed and trained professional should administer a medical grade peel.
The Skin Clinic offers the ZO 3-STEP medical-grade chemical peel. This potent stimulating peel confers longer lasting benefits beyond the temporary superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels. The ZO 3-STEP PEEL is a strong anti-aging exfoliating peel that penetrates the epidermis and upper dermis with TCA. This in office peel, which does not require sedation, significantly improves skin health and treats many signs of skin aging including melisma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dullness and acne PIH. Single treatment or package pricing is available.
- Promotes softer, smoother and more even looking skin
- Suitable for any skin type or color
- Usage studies show remarkable safety with minimal irritation
- Can be repeated every 3 to 4 weeks if deeper repair is desired.
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ZO Acne System for 2 months, followed by ZO 3-Step Peel performed monthly for 2 months.
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Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment that refreshes and revitalizes the skin, and may also be used to enhance the absorption of enzyme treatments and chemical peels. It helps reduce the visibility of acne scarring, slight wrinkling and removes vellus (translucent) hairs on the face. Suitable for all skin types. Single treatment or package pricing available.
This is the quintessential European Facial. Your skin will receive a thorough cleansing, steaming, light exfoliation, and hydration. The face, neck, and shoulders are massaged to improve circulation. The Essential Facial will be customized for all skin types.
The Detox Facial uses pumpkin enzymes to draw out impurities while disolving dead skin. It is appropriate for those with congested skin. The Detox Facial is also a popular treatment for men.
FotoFacial treatment is a light based therapy to rejuvenate skin. Unlike a laser which generates a beam of intense light of a single wavelength, FotoFacial creates an intense pulsed light (IPL) beam across a range of wavelengths. As the light contains a broad spectrum, it is absorbed by different chromophores (light absorbing molecules) within the skin, breaking up the pigments. This technology enables treatments of both brown, melanin pigments as well as red vascular lesions.
FotoFacial has been proven to treat vascular lesions (red & pink spots), reduce brown spots, age spots, skin redness, freckles, discoloration, facial spider veins and uneven skin tones caused by sun damage. This non-invasive procedure also plumps the skin by stimulating new collagen production. FotoFacial can markedly improve texture, tone, color and overall smoothness of the skin, with no down time. Single treatments or discount packages are available for purchase.
JUVÉDERM XC injectable gel is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
The Skin Clinic offers the gold standard in Laser Hair Removal, the Palomar Icon with optimized light technology for permanent hair reduction on all skin types. The Icon has Advanced Contact Cooling handsets which maintain a cool 5 degrees Celsius during treatments for enhanced comfort and skin protection. Large areas can be treated quickly, and sensitive areas can be treated without the need for numbing creams.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an elective procedure that utilizes energy from a laser to damage hair shafts and the follicles to prevent the follicles from growing hair. This has been an approved procedure for permanent hair reduction by the FDA since 1997. To be effective, multiple treatments are required.
Am I a candidate?
Since lasers work by targeting the dark pigment of the hair, they work best on people with lighter skin and darker hair. People with darker skin and lighter hair may require more treatments, and not get as great a percentage reduction of hair. The Palomar Icon is safe and approved for all skin types, unlike other lasers such as Alexandrite devices. Laser hair removal does not work on white hair, or vellus hair (peach fuzz).
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser utilizes a single wavelength of light that is selectively absorbed by the dark pigment (melanin) in the hair shaft. The energy is converted to heat within the shaft, that transmits down to the follicle disabling the follicle.
What are hair growth cycles?
The hair follicles are structures that extend from the epidermis into the dermis (deep layer of skin) that produce hair. Except for the palms and soles of feet, the skin has hair follicles all over the body. Growth of hair in the follicle occurs in 3 stages: anagen, catagen and telogen. Anagen is the active growth phase. The follicle is generating the hair fiber. Catagen is the short transition period after the end of hair growth.. This lasts for 2-3 weeks, and the follicle regresses. Telogen is the resting phase. There is no further growth and the hair eventually falls out, in preparation for anagen phase to start again. Laser hair removal specifically targets hair during the anagen phase. Thus, patients need multiple treatments spaced out 4-8 weeks apart to target the hairs that are not in anagen phase during the first several treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
Although it varies depending on the individual, color of hair and skin, and body hair location, most people see a significant reduction (>75%) after 7 treatments. Due to the time of the hair growth cycle, treatments are spaced 4-8 weeks apart. After reaching their hair reduction goals after a series of treatments, some patients return for a maintenance or touch up treatment annually.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal has been approved for “permanent reduction” by the FDA. With the appropriate laser and technician, permanent reduction can be achieved. However, it is impossible to remove 100% of hairs in any area. Fine hair and white hair cannot be removed with a laser. For the majority of patients, laser hair removal provides excellent, long lasting results.
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
The Palomar Icon uses advanced cooling for enhanced comfort. The cooling tip on the handset helps deaden the skin slightly before the pulse of the laser occurs. Patients feel a modest pulse of heat which is very tolerable without the need for topical numbing creams. In very sensitive areas such as the upper lip or labia some patients opt for pre-icing of the area in office before and after treatment to enhance comfort.
Are there laser hair removal risks or side effects?
Risks of side effects are minimal, however with any laser patients may experience minor effects such as redness for several days, itching, swelling around the follicles for several days or mild bruising. Less common are temporary crusting or scabbing, or pigment changes. To ensure a new patient is a suitable candidate and does not have an abnormal reaction a test spot can be requested by the patient. If there are no adverse reactions over the next week the treatment may commence. The biggest risk for an adverse event is if a patient has recently tanned (or used a self tanner), and/or is on photosensitizing medications (i.e. antibiotics) and has not disclosed this.
Laser Hair Removal treatment areas available per treatment (for touch ups) or at discounted prices in packages of 7:
LATISSE (bimatoprost opthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only FDA approved prescription for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker in 16 weeks.
If your eyelashes are changing as you get older, then ask yourself:
- Have my lashes lost their fullness?
- Do my lashes appear shorter?
- Are my lashes lighter in color?
- Do I have inadequate lashes?
- If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone.
“I didn’t even think about how getting older was affecting my lashes. But now that I see my results, I can’t believe how much thicker, longer, and darker my lashes are.”
-Amy, age 36
“I’ve realized aging isn’t only about lines and wrinkles. It affects lashes, too. LATISSE® makes a real difference for my lashes.”
-Victoria, age 49
Non-Invasive Body Contouring
SculpSure is the first FDA approved non-invasive, warm laser treatment for fat reduction. It utilizes a 1060 nm wavelength diode laser. This laser is color blind so it is safe for all skin types. SculpSure is perfect for those areas of stubborn fat on the abdomen, flanks, bra fat and thighs. The ideal candidate will have a BMI of 30 or less.
How Does It Work?
SculpSure is a hyperthermic device, meaning it uses heat to destroy the fat cells. The laser energy heats and destroys fat cells leaving you with about 25% less fat. While heat is being delivered to the fat and surrounding tissue, the surface of the skin remains cool because of a contact cooling system.
How Does SculpSure Work?
As a result the skin remains unharmed. The laser’s heat also helps to stimulate collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy skin which will help the skin to appear firmer. The disrupted fat cells are filtered and eliminated by your body’s lymphatic system. This process can take 6-12 weeks to fully complete
Why SculpSure for Non-Invasive Body Contouring?
Unlike other fat reduction systems that require multiple treatments and that patients describe as painful; Sculpsure and its advanced technology provide excellent results with only 1 treatment and it is well tolerated by all patients. SculpSure is also safe for all skin types. And there is zero downtime! It’s not a gimmick, you can literally have this procedure done on your lunch break and return to work and exercise as soon as you complete your treatment.
SculpSure Non-Invasive Body Contouring is:
• FDA approved
• Highly effective treatment for eliminating unwanted fat
• Can be used on the flanks, abdomen, arms, thighs and most areas with unwanted fat
Completely non-surgical and non-invasive
• Painless-most patients feel varying sensations of warmth
• In most cases only one treatment is required
• Treatments take 25 minutes
• Zero downtime you can return to work and exercise immediately.
The Cost of SculpSure Body Contouring
SculpSure is priced per applicator. Each applicator is $350. Because everyone’s needs are different the number of applicators will also vary. To provide an example, Flanks (also known as the back love handles) typically require 2 applicators per side for a total of 4 applicators. In this example the cost is $1,400. It takes 25 minutes for 4 applicators.
You can treat multiple areas on the same day. Discounts apply when using 8 or more applicators. At your complimentary consultation we will be able to identify the number of applicators that will be needed to effectively treat the area(s).
Microcurrent is known to be one of the most effective non-surgical methods to take years off your face. Microcurrent facial toning treatment utilize low levels of electricity that mirror the body’s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits and re-educate the muscles of the face. The result is immediate firming, smoothing and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent lifts, sculpts, and tightens with no downtime.
There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the microcurrent facial treatment. Having muscle re-education performed in a series retrains the muscles to maintain this new contour. To re-educate the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series has been completed, the results can be maintained by coming in every 4 weeks for maintenance.
The Rejuvapen Automatic Therapy System utilizes precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical micro perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
The Rejuvapen treatment not only activates cell regeneration and collagen production directly, it also enhances the absorption of bio-active ingredients such as growth factors that are applied to the skin during the treatment, maximizing rejuvenation.
Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin
- Minimizes pore size
- Improves appearance of stretch marks
- Improves appearance of scars
- Improves appearance of acne scarring
Rejuvapen treatments are most effective in a series, but improvement can be seen after only 1-2 treatments. Special pricing on packages of 3 or 6 treatments!
At The Skin Clinic we utilize the Palomar Icon for non-ablative, fractional laser skin resurfacing. This state of the art laser is the most powerful laser that is optimized for the aesthetic patient and has a high speed microlens to increase surface coverage, making your treatment even faster! In addition, the Palomar Icon has Advanced Contact Cooling for the most comfortable treatment with skin protection.
Fractional skin resurfacing is an ideal treatment for:
- Skin Laxity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Deep frown lines
- Stretch marks
- Undesirable texture irregularities
- Blotchy skin
With a series of treatments, fractional skin resurfacing user laser energy to reach deep into the dermis. Deep skin penetration allows the laser to stimulate new collagen through the body’s healing process which allows for gradual skin tightening, reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, softening of deeper frown lines, and improved skin tone and texture. The term “fractional” is used because only a “fraction” of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser each time. This leaves areas of untouched skin which accelerates the healing process and enables you to get back to your normal activities faster with minimal downtime.
Under the guidance of Dr. Zein Obaji, ZO Skin Health, Inc. has developed a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin.
Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies – unique delivery systems, bio-engineered complexes, and exclusive formulations – these products can provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders and ages. ZO Skin Health, Inc. identified new bio-engineered complexes and utilized plant stem cell components with antioxidants to create unique formulations in multi-therapy delivery systems that have not been available until now.
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ZO Medical therapeutic products and protocols, available only through a physician’s office have been optimized to treat a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions.
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A wide range of products, regimens and programs to help maintain the results of therapeutic treatments and provide effective daily skincare and protection from the environment.