Juvederm injectable gel is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for those wrinkles and folds in the lower third of the face. It is made from Hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvederm injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds. There is minimal recovery or downtime and most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more. However, results may vary and supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.
Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures. Lasers work by focusing a beam of light to a target in the skin. Southern Illinois Dermatology provide a variety of laser treatments for both medical and cosmetic conditions
- Light Sheer Diode Laser – For treatment of hair removal
- Iridex Laser – For treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions
- Fraxel re:store - For treatment of skin tone, plumping of acne scars and surgical scars, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, smoother skin texture.
- VascuLight - For treatment of vascular lesions and pigmented lesions.
- POD 980 - For treatment of warts and fungal infection of nails.
Light Sheer Diode Laser – The Light Sheer Diode laser produces a highly concentrated light to remove unwanted hair. The light emitted by the Light Sheer is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hairs re-growth. The laser treats hair follicles that are in an active grow phase and because hair grows in phases more than one treatment is required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter other growth phases. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your free consultation.
Iridex Laser – The Iridex DioLite laser is used to treat vascular and pigmented skin lesions. It is recommended for small linear vascular lesions and small epidermal pigment lesions. Vascular lesions may include telangiectasia, spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, venous lakes, and neovascularization around scars. Pigmented lesions may include lentigines, keratoses, dermatosis papulosis nigra, freckles and seborrheic keratoses.
Fraxel re:store - Remove years from your appearance. No surgery required. With the revolutionary Fraxel re:store laser treatment, you can get: Improved skin tone, plumping of acne scars and surgical scars, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, smoother skin texture. All in a series of treatments – with minimal downtime or discomfort. Remarkable results you can see and feel.
Fraxel re:store laser treatment is a revolutionary new way to correct aged and damaged skin – without the prolonged downtime or adverse reactions of other resurfacing procedures. Safe and effective, the Fraxel re:store laser is cleared by the FDA and has undergone extensive testing in the lab and out in the field. Fraxel re:store treatment is the accepted gold standard for treating these conditions:
Acne scars, periorbital wrinkles,
melasma (mask of pregnancy), iIrregular texture, sun spots and age spots (pigmented lesions).How it works:
With Fraxel re:store treatment, you get dramatic results without going under the knife. Instead, Fraxel re:store laser treatment uses points of light to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of your skin. The treatment penetrates deep into the skin to remove old, damaged skin cells, stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, and replaces the cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin. Because the technology is so precise, Fraxel re:store treatment works not only on the face, but also on delicate skin areas like the neck, chest and hands.
VascuLight - The VascuLight offers intense pulse light technology that improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions and redness caused by broken capillaries. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions thereby damaging them. The body's natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
POD 980 - The POD 980 laser is used to treat warts and onychomycosis, more commonly known as nail fungus. The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. This high powered energy reacts with the nail and fungus to create a thermal footprint which eliminates the fungus. The POD 980 also effectively treats warts by heating up the virus that causes warts.