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Lasers have many uses throughout the field of medicine. Some of
the uses in dermatology are targeted for individuals with small
broken capillaries, medically know as telangectasias, and for areas
of brown pigmentation, commonly know as sunspots or age spots.
We use the Diolite Laser made by Iridex Corporation. This precision
instrument offers our patients a highly effective method of removing
fine superficial blood vessels, such as those typically seen on
the nose and cheeks. Most superficial facial veins can be easily
treated, and superficial leg veins can sometimes be treated as well.
The laser works well for the removal of brown or “age”
spots, such as those found on the face, chest, and on the back of
the hands. This type of laser does not cause bruising, so you can
return to your regular activities immediately.
Who should consider this treatment:
Women or men seeking to improve their appearance by eliminating
wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, or the vertical creases
between the eyebrows. These “dynamic” wrinkles are caused
by muscle movements such as smiling or frowning. Botox is not effective
for wrinkles caused by normal aging or by sun damage.
What is the procedure:
Botox treatment is a gentle and precise injection of a highly purified
chemical into specific facial muscles to inhibit their contraction.
When the muscles are relaxed, the overlying skin stays smooth, and
creases or wrinkles diminish.
How long will it take:
Botox treatment takes about 15-20 minutes with very minimal discomfort.
The effects are noticeable in 3-5 days and last between 3-5 months.
Subsequent treatments usually prolong the effectiveness, extending
the duration to 6-9 months. Patients can return to work and normal
activities immediately after treatment.
What can I expect:
Worried, angry, or tired looks will give way to a relaxed, softer,
and more pleasant appearance. Possible complications from Botox
treatment are uncommon and temporary. These include slight bruising
or bleeding at the injection site, which last only a few days. Very
rarely, depending on the muscles being injected, there can be drooping
of the eyelid or unevenness of the eyebrows. This is usually very
slight and always temporary, lasting only a few weeks.