What is a D.O.?

There are two types of complete physicians in the U.S., the M.D.(doctor of medicine), and the D. O.(doctor of osteopathic medicine). The two are mostly alike. The difference is that the osteopathic physician receives additional training in what the osteopathic profession believes to be a most significant factor in comprehensive health care.

The D.O. recognizes that the musculoskeletal system (the muscle, bones, and joints) make up over 60 percent of body mass. He or she also recognizes that all body systems, including the musculoskeletal system, are interdependent, and a disturbance in one causes altered function in other systems of the body. This interrelationship of the body systems is effected through the nervous and circulatory systems. The emphasis on the relationship between body structure and organic functioning gives a broader base for the treatment of the patient as a unit. These concepts require a thorough understanding of anatomy and the development of special skills in recognizing (diagnosing) and correcting (treating) structural problems through manipulative therapy.

What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is the practice of using micro injections of conventional or homeopathic medication and / or vitamins into the mesoderm or middle layer of skin to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the body.

Mesotherapy has been touted as the latest breakthrough for skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, body sculpting, and weight loss.

Mesotherapy for Body Sculpting

Contouring of the abdomen, arms, back, and legs can be obtained with mesotherapy. Vitamins and amino acids are used to tighten sagging skin while other agents are used to remove areas of fat, restoring a more youthful and athletic appearance to the body's contours. A series of treatments are given one week apart.

What are the effects of aging and photodamage on your skin?

Healthy, youthful-looking skin can come from a doctors office, but not in a cosmetic bottle.
Our medical staff has recently completed advanced training in the latest techniques of skin health restoration that effectively corrects problems that cosmetics can only cover up.
Introducing the OBAGI Nu-Derm System, a prescription home-treatment program that:

• Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves skin texture and elasticity
• Corrects uneven pigmentation (Age spots) .

To find out more about what the Obagi Nu-Derm system can do for you, or for information about other treatments offered by our practice, call us.

As your skin ages, the turnover of skin cells slows significantly, throwing off the balance between the growth of healthy new skin cells and the sloughing off of old damaged skin cells. Collagen and elastin begin to slowly break down, causing the skin to lose its resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Daily exposure to uv light accelerates this aging process and causes uneven pigmentation.

What are Restylane® and Perlane®?

The Restylane® family of products includes Restylane® and Perlane®. Both are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Restylane is intended for wrinkle correction, lip augmentation and enhancement, and correcting nasolabial folds.

How does Palomar pulsed light work?

Palomar Systems use specialized hand pieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as hair reduction, sunspot removal, and acne treatment

The Palomar RejuveLux handpieces omit 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 vessels.

What body areas can I get treated with Palomar?

Any area, except around the eyes. The upper lip,face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back can all be treated.

What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn- like sensation, possibly accompanied by sosme minor 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.

What are Palomar RejuveLux treatment like?
Your treatment provider will move the handpiece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.

• Rosacea: Skin tone will be more normal, with less pronounced redness within a week after treatment.
• Spider Veins: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10-14 days.
• Typically, serveral treatments will be necessary to achieve complete clearance of sunspots, rosacea, and vessels.

 

What is Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo Rejuvenation uses an Intense Pulsed Light Laser for facial rejuvenation, which stimulates collagen production and minimizes fine lines, removal of brown spots from hands, arms, and legs, and hair removal. Facial Photo Rejuvenation treatment is performed with Intense Pulsed Light directed over the entire facial area. It is used to remove skin blemishes, sunspots, broken blood vessels, acne, and rosacea.