Cosmetic Skin Dermatology

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are three types of chemical peels: alphahydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts, for additional improvement to skin. Chemical peels may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.

Chemical peels are performed in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office, or an outpatient surgical center. Anesthesia is not required because TCA and phenol have anesthetic properties, and AHA produces only a slight stinging.

During a TCA or phenol peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation. Petroleum jelly or a waterproof adhesive tape may be put on the skin following a phenol peel. During an AHA peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution applied; there is no need for post-peel ointment or covering.

A phenol or TCA peel can result in tingling or throbbing, reddened skin, a crust or scab, and significant swelling that lasts, depending on the strength of the peel used, about a week. With a phenol peel, eyes may be swollen shut at first, and the patient may be put on a liquid diet and advised to keep talking to a minimum. Any tape used is removed after a day or two. AHA peels can cause temporary stinging, redness and irritation, as well as flaking or crusting. After a chemical peel, it is essential that the skin be protected from the sun.

Skin Lightening

Hyperpigmentation of the skin is caused when the cells that make melanin, which are responsible for the skin's pigmentation, become damaged or unhealthy. Skin that has too much melanin is referred to as being hyperpigmented. Hyperpigmentation is often caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, taking the hormones estrogen and progesterone and the aging process.

There are a number of effective methods available for treating hyperpigmentation of the skin. Some of the most successful approaches include bleaching, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments and cryotherapy.

Avanve Dermatology Clinic uses Glutathione Pro and Crystal Tomato products in the skin lightening procedure. When properly administered under supervision of a doctor, Glutathione pills help to whiten the skin safely in a couple of different ways.Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant, unknown by most. It is popular when used as a way to help whiten skin though. Glutathione skin whitening is growing in popularity, helping people achieve the skin pigmentation they desire with no harmful side effects when taken in proper dosages. Administered either topically using a Glutathione cream or as a skin whitening pill.

Skin Refining & Rejuvenation

Skin Refining & Rejuvenation Clear, radiant and firm skin has been one of the most important determinants of beauty throughout history and can now be accessible to all. Avané Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic and Medical Spa offers a wide range of skin refining solutions designed for the face, neck and chest to firm-up loose skin, treat uneven skin-tone, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scars and skin laxity.

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CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive liposuction procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting gently cools targeted cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.

CoolSculpting is the first and only nonsurgical procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas that include muffin tops, love handles and back fat. Developed in 2005 and backed by strong clinical research, CoolSculpting is based on Cryolipolysis (cold lipolysis)-the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat.

Based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. This is intended to promote fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis, without causing scar tissue or damage to the skin, nerves or surrounding tissues.

Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment.

Hair Loss

Hair loss, or alopecia, can occur as a result of aging, genetic predisposition, medications or an underlying medical conditions. It can affect men and women of all ages. Individuals may lose hair in patterned baldness, patchy spots or thinned hair. Hair loss is a frequent cause of frustration, embarrassment and even severe emotional distress for individuals who suffer from it, so treatment of the condition may become a psychological, if not a medical, necessity.

Fortunately, while many people are forced to deal with hair loss and for some it may be a permanent condition, there are several treatments available to disguise hair loss or to promote hair growth. Depending upon the location and extent of the hair loss, wigs and hairpieces may be suitable options. In other cases, treatments to promote the growth of hair through the use of medication, ultraviolet light therapy, or hair transplantation may prove to be effective solutions.

Hair Transplants

Man SmilingCustomized treatment plans for individual patients using the latest techniques and technology make it possible to successfully compensate for thinning hair or baldness. During a hair transplant, thin strips of skin containing hair are taken from the back of the scalp and placed in tiny holes in the bald or thinned area. The grafted hair falls out after the procedure but then grows back and should last as long as the hair from the area in which it was taken.

G-Shot

The G-Shot (G-spot amplification) is used to inject collagen into the wall of the vagina in which the G-spot is located, which can expand this tissue and amplify stimulation tremendously. The G-spot is a well-known, much discussed part of the female anatomy that can provide erotic gratification if it is reached. But for many women, that doesn't happen regularly or at all.

HydraFacial®

Young BeautyThe HydraFacial® is a unique treatment system designed to deliver clearer, healthier and more youthful-looking skin in just minutes. Ideal for all skin types and textures, the HydraFacial targets a variety of skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, clogged pores, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Developed by Edge Systems, HydraFacials use patented Vortex-Fusion® technology to deliver effective results without any invasive procedures, harmful lasers or lengthy recovery times.

HydraFacial treatments combine relaxing spa therapies with medical technology to safely rejuvenate the skin. First, the skin is exfoliated and cleansed with a small tool, followed by a gentle acid peel to remove any remaining debris in the pores. Next, the pores undergo a painless extraction process. Finally, the skin is nourished with an antioxidant-rich serum. HydraFacial treatments usually take about 15 minutes to complete, and do not require any downtime. After just one treatment, many patients report seeing visible skin refinement, which can be maintained by using HydraFacial Daily Essential skin products at home or with monthly in-office HydraFacial treatments.

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