In addition to plastic surgery procedures, our Delaware surgery center offers a comprehensive laser center and a variety of nonsurgical lunchtime procedures.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is very effective in treating a variety of skin colors and most hair colors except for very blonde or gray hair. The Super Long Pulse Diode laser, by Palomar, can treat a variety of skin types and can treat most hair colors except for very blonde or gray hair. The lasers only work on hair in the active growth stage. Because at any given time only about one third of the hairs are in that stage, at least 3 treatments are required in order to achieve adequate hair removal. Most patients will require more than three treatments. It is imperative that you do not pluck, wax or use depilatories for 3 weeks prior to treatment. You can however clip or shave during this time and need to shave the area the day of treatment. Most areas of the body can be treated.
Clearlift Laser Treatment
Clearlift Laser treatment is a laser treatment that improves overall skin texture, improvement in fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall tightening of the skin. Treatments take as little as 20 minutes and are painless. There is no down time after treatments and many patients see improvement even after a single treatment. Typically we recommend a series of 5 treatments at
2-4 week intervals for optimal results. This treatments is especially effective for crepey under eye and neck skin.
ClearLift can be performed along with the Pixel Erbium laser for additional tightening, wrinkle improvement and pigment reduction.
Pixel Erbium Laser
The Pixel Erbium creates an ablative thermal channel at the pixel area — a micro-injury — without disturbing the surrounding tissue. Those micro-injured areas start the process of healing and the untreated area acts as a reservoir for rapid restoration. The Clearlift and Pixel treat the skin on different levels to provide optimal improvement in your overall appearance and skin quality. Pixel Erbium treatments can be performed alone or immediately following a ClearLift. Most patients have about 3 to 4 days of social down time with some light flaking and redness.
Restylane, Juvederm, BOTOX
In addition to these treatments, there are also injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. These can be injected during lunchtime and fill in lines and wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines and acne scars. Restylane and Juvederm generally last about 6 months.
Fillers are different from BOTOX. BOTOX acts to prevent muscle action that causes dynamic lines in the skin. Areas most commonly treated are the forehead, crow’s feet and glabella (area between the eyebrows). Most patients have their treatment and are able to return to work immediately after treatment. Results from BOTOX generally last for about 4 months.