Dermabrasion is a non-surgical means of skin rejuvenation. It is a procedure that involves mechanically damaging the skin in order to create inflammation and predictable healing, resulting in a more youthful appearance with tighter skin.
Chemical peels are a non-surgical means of skin rejuvenation. A chemical peel is a procedure that involves using different substances to damage the skin in order to create inflammation and predictable healing, resulting in a more youthful appearance with tighter skin.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure typically done under local anesthesia. In the procedure, small units of hair, or follicles, are moved to areas of thinning hair on the scalp. The transplanted hairs retain the characteristics of the area in which they were taken, known as the donor site.
Laser Treatments and IPL
Laser treatments and IPL (intense-pulsed light) can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including hypertrophic (thick) scarring, sun damage, port wine stains, and excess hair. Lasers can also be used to remove hair and for skin resurfacing. Some skin resurfacing procedures, such as those performed with carbon dioxide lasers, provide for ablation of the skin, resulting in new collagen formation and skin tightening. Some laser treatments can be tolerated while patients are awake, while others may be performed in a certified operating room under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that can be used to enhance the volume of the breasts. Breast augmentation may be performed with saline or silicone implants. The breast implant is one of the most studied medical devices.
Many patients who undergo breast augmentation require a secondary procedure in the future. Removal of scar around the breast implant capsule (capsulectomy), implant exchange, breast implant pocket revision, and removal of unwanted or ruptured implants can be performed.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
A breast lift is a procedure to address sagging breasts. The procedure often involves the removal of excess breast skin and repositioning of the nipples.
A breast reduction is a procedure in which the volume of a patient’s breasts is reduced. Often, patients with large breasts experience upper back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as rashes in the breast folds and skin grooving. A breast reduction can improve these symptoms and usually results in a lift, as well.
Abdominoplasty is a procedure in which excess skin and fat from the abdomen is removed. In many cases, the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, known as diastasis recti, can be repaired if present. This is often seen in patients after pregnancy.
Liposuction is a procedure in which excess fat is removed the body. It can be utilized for body contouring, including abdominal etching.
Fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is removed from one part of the body, usually with liposuction, and transferred to another portion of the body to enhance volume or correct a shape or deformity. It can be used as an alternative to implants in augmenting breast volume.
Skin Lesion Removal and Mass Excisions
Small skin lesions and masses, such as cysts and lipomas, can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. Larger masses and lesions often require removal under anesthesia in a certified operating room.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution derived from a patient’s own blood. It can be injected into different areas of the body, including the face and scalp, for rejuvenation. PRP injections can be a useful tool in hair restoration as an independent treatment or adjunct to hair transplantation.
Scars usually take a full year to mature. Depending upon a variety of factors, including genetics, some scars may not heal in the most aesthetically-pleasing manner. Scar revision can be used to potentially improve the appearance of scars, including keloid and hypetrophic scars.
Some patients may experience stretching of earlobe piercings or even complete tears of the earlobe. This issue can usually be repaired under local anesthesia in the office.