- Dermal/Lip Fillers
- Laser Hair Removal
- Plexr pure plasma/fibroblast
- PRP: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- RF Microneedling
- Vein Removal
- Nightlase snore treatment
- PDO Threads
- Laser Pain Management
- IV Hydration
- Vitamin Shots
- PRP Hair Restoration
- Hairlase and PRP combo
- Hair restoration Fotona Hairlase
- Muscle enhancement: TruSculpt Flex
- Fotona 4D / 5Dskin rejuvenation
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Body Sculpting
- Fotona stretch mark
- Black Carbon Hollywood Laser Peel
- Laser Tattoo Removal
For years Botox has helped so many men and women successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. As people age, they long for a more youthful appearance. Botox is able to give them this.
Receiving Botox actually only takes a few short minutes, and anesthesia is not required. You will simply get injected with a fine needle into the specific muscle and feel only mild discomfort.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you. We want to ensure that you are happy with your results and that you never feel like you have any unanswered questions. We are here for you before and after your treatment.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues in the face and hands, including diminished volume, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Several different companies make fillers, and each has its own unique formulations, which are useful for treating distinct problems in separate areas of the face.
By filling in certain areas of the face, we can contour and create the visage you’ve always dreamed of. Over time, dermal fillers are slowly absorbed by the body and most last anywhere from 12 to 24 months before necessitating a touch-up.
Dermal fillers and botox are both minimally invasive, injectable cosmetic treatments. Both are performed as outpatient procedures in the comfort of your doctor’s office and require minimal downtime. While both can improve the overall appearance of the face, they achieve this in different ways.
Botox is primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, but is a safe, FDA approved treatment that has been used for several decades now.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, also known as expression lines. By blocking the nerve signals, muscles in the injection site become temporarily paralyzed, thus softening or eliminating wrinkles from the area. These results can last up to three months, and the treatment takes about five minutes to complete.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are primarily used to rejuvenate the skin and add volume and fullness to various areas of the face. Different brands and types of fillers are made of varying ingredients, including:
- Hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero®
- Calcium hydroxylapatite, such as RADIESSE®
- Poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra®
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), such as Bellafill®
Each of these fillers is designed to treat certain kinds of aging or other cosmetic issues. Depending on which one is used, they can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months. On average, treatment takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted or excessive hair growth can leave you feeling down and less-confident about your appearance, while ingrown hairs can cause a lot of pain and unsightly bumps. In the past, treatment for these issues was only effective for lighter skinned individuals with dark hair, but fortunately laser hair removal has become more accessible and advanced in recent years. At our practice, we are able to safely treat people with virtually all skin types and hair colors.
Lasers emit a specialized, pulsed light, which is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and then transmitted down the hair shaft to the root. The hair follicle is damaged by the heat of the laser, which prohibits future growth.
Before your procedure, we will evaluate your skin and hair type in order for us to select the best laser to suit your needs. We will also thoroughly discuss the possible risks, your expectations, and the best ways to prepare for treatment.
The duration of each session varies depending on what area of the body you are having treatment. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. The area should be shaved or cut short prior to treatment. For best results, we recommend that you do not wax or pluck hairs for three weeks prior to treatment.
Laser hair removal is safe and effective when performed by a physician or other licensed professional specializing in laser technology. At our practice, you can expect the highest level of treatment from our qualified professionals.
KYBELLA® is the only FDA approved, injectable, non-invasive, treatment for contouring the fat below the chin. Some body types are more prone to the development of the “double-chin” look, regardless of diet and exercise practices. This extra pocket of hanging skin adds to the appearance of weight and age in the face.
With no downtime required, this procedure can be done in 20 minutes and have you back to your normal activities immediately. Many patients choose this procedure over traditional liposuction.
Skin rejuvenation treatments are the ideal choice for patients seeking to reduce the effects of aging by restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity and brightness. Skin rejuvenation can also be used for therapeutic purposes to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins, freckles, or brown spots. For cosmetic enhancements, skin rejuvenation can reduce the signs of aging on the face, arms, and hands through a variety of treatment options.
Plexr pure plasma/fibroblast
Plexr is the most developed non-invasive device that uses technological innovation based on the plasma to replace surgery, thus marking a new direction in aesthetics. It represents the so called "Soft Surgery" with the results such as those obtained by surgery.
PRP: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP comes from a patient's own blood. PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors and cellular signaling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing. Basic science studies show that PRP treatment may improve healing in many tissues.
Radiofrequency microneedling (RF microneedling) is a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that enhances the collagen-inducing effects of microneedling with the simultaneous delivery of radiofrequency energy. It improves skin texture and tone, to address fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, and acne scars.
Laser Vein treatments are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions. This includes hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasias, venous lakes and angiomas.
Onychomycosis is fungal infection of the nail plate, nail bed, or both. The nails typically are deformed and discolored white or yellow.
Warts are typically small, rough, hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet, where they may be painful.
Nightlase snore treatment:
Chronic snorers and their partners often experience several disruptions throughout the night, which can affect sleep quality and overall quality-of-life. Medical laser company, Fotona, has developed a laser treatment called NightLase® for the reduction of snoring. NightLase® targets the soft tissue responsible for blocking airways and causing snoring during sleep.
• Designed to treat the primary source of snoring
• An effective way to strengthen collagen in the soft palate and surrounding areas
• Non-surgical and non-invasive
• Considered patient-friendly
• Aimed at decreasing the amplitude of snoring
• Reported to have a high rate of success
• Effective for up to a year or more
• Virtually painless for most patients
• Not harmful to healthy tissue
With NightLase®, patients may no longer need bulky oral appliances when they sleep. NightLase®
finally offers men and women the freedom to rest comfortably without disruptive snoring for a full night’s sleep.
series of three treatments spaced two to three weeks apart to achieve optimal improvements in snoring. After the first session, it is not uncommon for patients to notice some degree of immediate snoring reduction. Once three sessions have been completed, your airway size should be noticeably increased. Patients who have undergone successful treatment with NightLase® typically report feeling more rested when they awaken in the morning, and their partners notice a significant reduction in snoring volume and intensity. The results achieved with NightLase® are not permanent and touch-up sessions may be necessary a year or more after your initial treatment series.
The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin: Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
Laser Pain Management
Pain Relief: "Laser decreases nerve sensitivity by decreasing bradykinin; a pain eliciting chemical. It normalizes ion channels [cellular gatekeepers] and releases endorphins [body's natural pain reliever] and enkephalins [related to endorphins] that produce an analgesic effect. It also has a pain-blocking effect on certain nerve fibers."
Intravenous hydration is the administration of fluids through an injection to the veins. There are different kinds of hydration fluids depending on your needs; sterile saline solutions or solutions of glucose are most common. It involves inserting the needle end of an IV line into a vein with the other end containing a bag of fluids, which hangs over your head.
It boosts your immune system.
The body can have a hard time healing from mild infections such as the flu, when your immune system is inadequate in fighting infections. Similarly, you will experience slow healing of wounds due to an insufficient immune system. IV hydration contains vitamins and minerals that help your body to fight infections.
It also boosts recovery from physical activities such as marathons.
It flushes toxins from your body.
IV hydration promotes detoxification. Toxins such as alcohol can cause electrolyte imbalance either directly or indirectly through liver cirrhosis. Intravenous fluids correct the imbalance. Dehydration also causes the accumulation of toxins in your body by limiting the amount of urine or sweat that you secrete.
It promotes healthy skin.
Dehydration leaves your skin feeling dry and wrinkly. Your eyes, mouth, and lips also dry up. IV hydration therapy hydrates your skin, making it firm, supple, and healthy.
It boosts your energy.
Dehydration and an imbalance in your electrolytes cause you to feel fatigued. You become unable to complete daily tasks such as cleaning without feeling exhausted, panting, and wanting to rest after every few minutes. Intravenous fluids energize you and enable you to carry out your daily tasks.
Whether you realize it or not, B12 is a critical vitamin involved in very important processes in your body like energy production and metabolism. It's currently estimated that as many as 50% of people in the US have B12 deficiency or suboptimal B12 (1) levels in their body.This means that as many as 1 out of 2 people are walking around with sub-optimal energy levels and a slower than normal metabolism.
In this post I am going to walk you through just some of the benefits that you might experience while using vitamin B12 shots:
#1. Increases your energy levels & fights fatigue
#2. Improves your metabolism
#3. Helps with weight loss
#4. Helps improve sleeping patterns & circadian rhythm
#5. Increases concentration & mood
#6. Boosts your immune system
#7. May increase hair growth or stop hair loss
PRP Hair Restoration
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a promising new regenerative treatment for hair loss. It harnesses the power of platelet-stimulated hair growth to give you thicker and healthier hair. PRP is a three-step process that involves drawing blood, separating the platelets, and injecting the platelets into the scalp. Research shows that localized platelet injections increase the number of hair without adverse reactions.
Hair restoration Fotona Hairlase:
What is Fotona Laser for Hair Restoration?
The Fotona Laser is an incredible system that offers a range of treatment modes that are minimally-invasive and require no downtime afterwards. This dynamic system utilizes laser energy for safe, predictable, and natural hair restoration results. It is clinically proven to restore natural hair growth in just a few short treatments.
By combining Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths, this advanced technology is effective at reaching the deepest layers of the scalp and hair follicles to activate the natural healing process. Results offer restored hair growth for natural, yet noticeable results.
strong>What to Expect?
Like with any cosmetic treatment, an initial consultation is first performed in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
During treatment, the innovative laser hand piece is held to the targeted treatment area.The system then works to deliver combination energy deep beneath the surface of the scalp to the targeted hair follicles. These specialized wavelengths are delivered with unmatched speed and safety while causing minimal-to-no discomfort. As a result, a cellular response is activated within the underlying layers of the scalp. The natural production of collagen is activated, which is effective at replenishing damaged tissue. The regeneration of healthy tissue is also encouraged which effectively repairs and restores damaged hair follicles. Following treatment, the scalp is replenished with essential nutrients and hydration for reclaiming natural hair growth.
The process is safe and quick. Multiple treatments are suggested in order to achieve optimal results.
There are many benefits that Fotona hair restoration treatments offer including;
• Minimally-invasive and safe
• No required downtime
• Activates the natural healing process
• Encourages natural hair growth for real, noticeable results
• Minimal-to-no discomfort
Who is a Candidate?
Both men and women who are struggling with thinning hair or hair loss could benefits from treatments. If you are searching for a non-invasive and quick solution for reclaiming a fuller head of hair, you could also benefit from Fotona laser hair restoration.
Muscle enhancement: TruSculpt Flex
A noninvasive muscle - sculpting device that uses painless, low - energy pulses of bioelectric current to tighten and tone muscles. During the procedure, handpieces applied to targeted areas of the body send out pulses that force the muscles to contract more intensely than is possible by working out.
Fotona 4D / 5Dskin rejuvenation (non-invasive face lift)
Fotona 4D is a four-dimensional treatment that lifts the face, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin. 4D laser treatment moves in 4 stages. The first is a laser treatment that helps tighten and plump up the overall face, targeting volume in the skin.
WHAT IS LIPLASE?
A new, quick and easy way to enhance the size and shape of your lips without injections and potential bruising seen with traditional lip fillers. We use the Fotona laser to naturally tighten, smooth and plump your lips.
After the age of 30 we lose up to 1% of our collagen production each year. The Fotona laser heats the deep layers of the skin to stimulate and rejuvenate natural collagen production. The procedure treats the lips and surrounding skin. We also the inner lips to stimulate the collagen from both sides. Targeting every aspect of your lips ensures we can create fuller, smoother and tighter lips to provide a more youthful look.
WHAT DOES THE LIPLASE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
LipLase treatment is quick and comfortable. We a topical numbing cream to the lips for a few minutes prior to the treatment. This is a short acting topical anesthetic that removes any sensation of pain or discomfort. If any areas are sensitive during the treatment we simply reapply the topical cream as needed. The great news is there is no down time or risk of bruising.
Laser Genesis is a near-infrared (NIR) Nd:YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064-nm. Studies have proven that NIR irradiation is efficient for skin rejuvenation due to its ability to provide long-lasting stimulation of elastin. It will also increase the amount of collagen, resulting in clinically improved skin tone and texture.
Additionally, the thermal energy of Laser Genesis targets the tiny vessels and capillaries that are the cause of persistent skin redness, such as with conditions like rosacea. By breaking down these vessels, blood that is trapped under the surface of the skin dissipates, which reduces overall redness.
Benefits of Laser Genesis
In addition to the clinically proven results with Laser Genesis, there are many other benefits that patients appreciate with this treatment. Let’s start with the convenience. Laser Genesis is a non-invasive treatment that typically only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. There is no need for anesthesia because it is a painless procedure that only causes a gentle warming sensation. Also, there is no downtime required with this laser. Thus, the Laser Genesis treatment is ideal for busy patients who want to see results but do not have the time to take off for recovery.It’s typically recommended to receive between 3 to 10 Laser Genesis treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart. It’s important to keep in mind that even though the course of treatment can be several months, you don’t have to deal with the disadvantages of downtime and recovery after each treatment. American Beauty Medical Clinic and Spa will be able to design a custom treatment plan for you based on your unique needs.Lastly, Laser Genesis is designed for safe and effective treatment on all skin types and ethnicities, and can be safely used on all body parts (excluding the eye and surrounding area). This is in contrast to other lasers that come with the risk of discoloration if used on the wrong skin type.
Active acne: Using a laser treatment to treat your acne might sound like science fiction, but it is science fact thanks to Fotona! The laser system uses a pair of laser wavelengths to target either active acne or acne scars. As a result, it can reduce the number of acne spots and clean up your skin where there were once pockmarks.
TruSculpt 3D from Cutera: The trusculpt 3D uses directed heat to target fat cells. That heat causes the fat cell to essentially melt and die. The body then takes care of the dead cell, clearing it out of the body. So now you have a smaller number of fat cells in the area that is treated.
Trusculpt 3D chin from cutera: The trusculpt 3D uses directed heat to target fat cells. That heat causes the fat cell to essentially melt and die. The body then takes care of the dead cell, clearing it out of the body. So now you have a smaller number of fat cells in the area that is treated.
Fotona stretch mark
Fotona 3D Stretch Mark Reduction Laser technology is a fascinating new arena for treatments that can remodel and resurface the skin on our bodies The laser energy is delivered to the skin at varying degrees of depth and speed to initiate the production of new skin cells.
Black Carbon Hollywood Laser Peel
The Black Carbon Laser Treatment is a Next-Gen laser treatment. It is a gentle treatment that does not burn the skin, it's non-invasive and pain-free...you don't even need numbing cream! There is no need to be afraid of Lasers anymore!
Also referred to as the Hollywood Laser Peel, it has become a highly coveted treatment among A-List celebs as well as civilians. The list of beauty Goddesses who are reportedly die-hard fans of this treatment includes; Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and the list goes on. According to one "Cosmetic Trends" survey this treatment has been charted as one of the top ten aesthetic treatments requested in the UK.
Black Carbon Laser Treatment:
- Stimulates Collagen Growth in the Face & Neck
- Improves Skin Texture
- Reduces Fine Lines, Wrinkles & Crow's Feet
- Reduces Fine Freckles, Sun Spots & Dark Age Spots (Pigmentation)
- Reduces Melasma
- Restores Elasticity
- Restores Skin Integrity & Radiance
- Reduces Pore Size - Tightens Dilated Pores
- Reduces Excess Oil Production
- Reduces Acne & Post Acne Discoloration
- Removes Dead Skin Cells
- Re-Balances Skin
- Clears Pores - Reduces Blackheads & Whiteheads
- Improves Skin Tone
- Produces Brighter, Smoother, Healthier-Looking Skin!
Laser Tattoo Removal
There are a wide variety of factors that make laser tattoo removal the safest, most effective method to remove that unwanted ink. Here’s everything you need to know about the tattoo removal process.
How do lasers remove tattoos?
Lasers work to remove tattoos by breaking up the larger ink particles into pieces small enough for white blood cells to absorb them. To break up an ink particle, you need to heat it to make it expand due to thermal expansion, but the zap has to be quick enough so that half of the particle remains cool. The opposing cool and hot forces then separate the ink particles into smaller pieces.
Once the lasers break the ink particles apart into small enough pieces, the white blood cells can absorb them for transportation to the liver and elimination.
Please note you will need 3 to 10 sessions depending on the size and color of your tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal machines
Tattoo removal lasers operate in a very narrow frequency and are very, very fast. This speed and heat are crucial to cracking the ink particles efficiently and uniformly.
We use a pigment Q laser, which uses four wavelengths to break up various colors and compositions of ink particles used in various tattoos. These additional wavelengths help to increase the colors of ink that can be removed successfully.
What tattoos can be removed?
Modern tattoo removal lasers are effective at removing most tattoos, but not all tattoos can be removed completely. Factors such as color, location, the density of the ink, and age can impact the overall success of the tattoo removal process.
Older tattoos are typically the best candidates for removal, as the ink particles weaken over time and are easier to break down. Black ink is typically easiest to remove, as it absorbs light more than other colors.
Skin type is also a factor when performing laser tattoo removal. Since darker skin types have more melanin, certain colors of ink are not able to be targeted. Black ink is safe to treat on all skin types; however extra precaution should be taken with those with more pigment in their skin to avoid possible damage to the skin.
What to expect in your laser tattoo removal session
Before your initial session, you’ll have a consultation to determine if your tattoo is a good candidate for removal. We will discuss realistic expectations and possible results. The approximate treatment time, the spacing between sessions, post care of the treated area, and you will be given a text number for a rapid response for any questions or concerns throughout the process. This number can be used at night, weekends, or even holidays.
When you come in for your first session, often the same day as your initial consultation, we will once again quickly cover everything that was discussed in the consultation. Most treatments take only seconds. The treated area will have Aquaphor applied and covered with a bandage.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Having a tattoo removed can be quite painful, often more so than getting a tattoo in the first place. The lasers heat the ink particles to thousands of degrees to break them down, but it happens so rapidly and in a concentrated area that the energy instead collapses into a shockwave.
This shockwave vibrates through the skin and causes the upper layer of skin to lift up and appear white, or to “frost.” Though temporarily painful, this effect usually lasts just a few seconds, we use cool air system, this system helps to minimize pain with a stream of 30°C cold air. Cooling air also helps minimize thermal damage and work toward a smooth healing process. As the tattoo site heals, you might experience some swelling, tenderness, and minor pain, similar to a sunburn. Proper laser tattoo removal aftercare can reduce discomfort.
Please note we do offer local anesthesia or topical numbing creams for purchase.
Laser tattoo removal aftercare
What Can I Expect Immediately After Laser Tattoo Removal?
Redness, swelling, slight blistering, a little itching, and raised areas are extremely common and should be expected after treatment. The skin will feel tender and sensitive at first. It should take a maximum of two weeks for all of these responses to treatment to subside.
Fifteen minutes after removal, the area will be very red, swollen, and sometimes a little itchy. It will stay like that for a week or so. we always tell clients when I treat them, don’t be alarmed at how red it gets; that’s totally normal “But by the day after treatment, it won’t be painful.” Even after the treatment, clients are usually feeling just fine. You can tell that they’ve undergone laser treatment, but it’s not going to hinder them from going about their daily lives.
You may also notice a “frosting” effect immediately after laser removal, which gives the tattooed skin a chalky appearance. This completely normal effect just signifies the release of carbon dioxide from the skin. This temporary reaction usually only lasts for a few minutes to half an hour after laser removal. If it takes longer than that, contact your removal specialist, but that’s very unlikely to happen.in most cases you will see some blistering as well and that's normal.
During the first day of recovery, your body is still responding to the laser treatment, so the appearance of the area can change. For instance, you may notice swelling increasing. Again, these effects are totally normal, but you should still discuss any concerns with your laser technician so you’ll have peace of mind.
What Happens in the First Week?
After the laser has done its work, the body will continue to carry away and digest the ink throughout the first week. Your skin will begin to heal during this stage of tattoo removal. Still, it will likely continue to look red and swollen through much of the first week, which is absolutely normal. The body carries away a significant portion of the affected ink—the ink that the laser has broken down during that treatment session—during this time, even though you probably won’t immediately see a difference. In each week that follows (until about week six to eight), the body will continue to carry away some ink, but the amount will decrease incrementally each week until your next laser session.
Healing Time Between Tattoo Removal Sessions
How long between tattoo removal sessions should you wait? Certain people need more time to heal, based on factors like their immune health. Your technician will determine how treatments should be spaced out for optimal results.we advises having six to eight weeks of downtime between treatments. During this period, your body will continue digesting the ink while the skin also heals from the treatment.
Skin fatigue is an issue that clients occasionally experience, meaning the skin is taking longer than six weeks to heal completely. The body’s ability to efficiently remove the ink also declines with skin fatigue. Skin fatigue can happen from not giving the skin adequate time to heal between sessions, or from using improper settings on the laser. Removery’s technicians carefully assess how many weeks each client’s skin needs to recover from each treatment completely.
The health of your immune system plays a major role in how efficiently the body can digest and eliminate the ink particles that the laser breaks down. Thus, your overall health can affect the timeline of your recovery process.