At Affiliated Dermatologists and The Skin & Laser Center, we take pride in providing our patients with only the most advanced and comprehensive skin treatments and products available. We desire to help you look and feel your best and have the skill and technologies necessary to help you achieve younger, beautiful looking skin.
Our experienced staff has been educated, trained and certified in all of the treatments and products that we offer at Affiliated Dermatologists. This is to ensure that all patients receive quality care and effective treatments. Call to schedule your complimentary consultation and let us help you achieve your skin care goals.
Microdermabrasion is especially for those with less than perfect skin. People with skin that has been damaged by the sun, age spots, acne or has a rough texture may benefit from microdermabrasion. The treatment removes the uppermost layer of skin and removes dead skin cells to reveal a healthier appearance. The exfoliation helps to revitalize the skin and encourage blood flow. We will consult with you on the treatment plan we feel will best achieve your desired results.
DiamondTome Microdermabrasion gently exfoliates the top epidermal layer of the skin without the use of aluminum oxide crystals. The diamond tipped wand and vacuum makeup the handpiece that is held at a precise angle against the skin, producing a skin polishing peel. In as little as 30-40 minutes, this gentle abrasive technique efficiently produces satisfying results. Treatments are applied through a course of weekly to monthly sessions. It can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, and hands. Microdermabrasion enhances the skin’s condition by stimulating collagen production and does what no other non-surgical treatments can do in combating the signs of aging skin. Most importantly, it is safe to use on all skin types and colors.
Age spots and fine lines are reduced, pores, are unclogged, acne diminished, collagen is stimulated and more uniform tone is evident. Most clients report that their skin is visibly softer, tighter, smoother, and younger looking, even right after their first treatment.
Laser Hair Removal
The High-Speed LightSheer Duet is the new standard in laser hair removal. Affiliated Dermatologists is pleased to offer this treatment for permanent hair reduction with exciting speed and amazing comfort! The LightSheer Duet uses a small vacuum to draw the skin into the device improving efficiency and comfort. The new device also produces a much larger beam of highly concentrated light that pulses for a fraction of a second. The light emitted is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle, heating it up and reducing the hair’s ability to re-grow resulting in permanent hair reduction over time.
While we can safely and effectively treat all ethnicities and skin types, hair reduction procedures are only beneficial for dark haired individuals. Blonde, red, and gray haired people will not respond to hair reduction treatments.
Generally, a series of 5-7 treatments will be necessary to achieve the long-term look you desire. We usually space these treatments 4-12 weeks apart. Results vary but on average, results are noticeable after 4-6 treatments, with about an 80% reduction in hair growth. Touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain optimum results.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Lumenis M22 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a comprehensive, nonsurgical procedure that precisely produces a dramatic effect on the skin. Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) rejuvenates facial skin using a broad band of intense light. This popular device has the ability to treat a variety of skin disorders, like facial pigmentation, brown spots, and spider veins. Unlike a laser, treatment with IPL is much faster and the results become visible more quickly. The number of IPL therapy sessions needed varies depending on what a patient desires. The treatment time depends on the area being treated and there is little or no downtime afterwards. Treatment will take roughly 25-35 minutes, once every three weeks, with at least three to five treatments needed for the best possible results.
The IPL therapy is perfect for the individual who shows signs of photo aging. People who have rosacea, reddish discoloration, melasma, enlarge pores or fine lines tend to show the best response. The results of IPL are not immediate but take a few weeks to become obvious. The end result is a significant decrease in skin blotches and the appearance of an aesthetically pleasing youthful face.
Collagen Induction Therapy SkinPen
About SkinPen ®
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA Cleared-microneedling device and effectively treat facial and acne scars. With as few as three non- invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.
It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
- Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
Here’s what you can expect from a SkinPen treatment:
- A plan for optimal results. Your physician may recommend a course of procedures based on your individual goals. Maintenance of your procedure might require multiple treatments.
- A comfortable procedure. Based on your needs, your physician will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area.
- A short procedure time. The treatment will likely take about 30 minutes.
- A mild sensation. Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
- Minimal post-procedure effects. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications. Please see patient labeling for detailed safety information.
- Soothing aftercare. Your clinician will provide Skinfuse® LIFT, a clean, non-cytotoxic hydrogel used to prevent the skin from drying out post-treatment.
Chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed in the world. There are various types of chemical peels that can aid in skin rejuvenation. We offer a variety of chemical peels for all skin types and conditions. Depending on the strength, some peels will result in at least a small amount of down time, during which the dead skin will visibly flake and peel off. Following this stage, the “new” skin will appear smoother and more even in texture and tone. These peels can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun damaged skin and age spots. This procedure is performed in a doctor’s office and involves the application of a series of peeling agents to the skin to remove dead cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. Most patients experience a mild to moderate hot sensation lasting 1 to 10 minutes depending on the depth of the peel. Depending on your skin problem and the desired results, a superficial, medium or deep peel will be recommended.
Light peels require little down time with minimal peeling from 2 to 7 days following the peel.
The medium to heavy peels require 7 days of downtime.
The procedure takes 5 to 60 minutes, depending on the depth of the peel.
Chemical peels can be performed safely on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Light peels can result in significant improvement of uneven pigmentation, acne, and leathery skin without hiding out. Usually 3 peels are recommended and done in a series (every 3-4 weeks).
The heavier peels require some down time but result in a deeper and more permanent result, especially with respect to wrinkles.
Most common side effects:
Peeling, temporary redness and brown pigmentation lasting usually 1 to 2 weeks for the heavier peels. Peels can rarely flare acne. Occasionally, cold sores can be triggered. This is easily treated with cold sore medication (acyclovir). Scarring is very rare for heavy peels but has been reported.
Skin Analysis At Affiliated Dermatologists and The Skin & Laser Center, we take pride in providing our patients with only the most advanced and comprehensive skincare available. We desire to help you look and feel your best and have the skill and technologies necessary to help you achieve younger, beautiful looking skin.
Our staff has received advanced education and training. With this expertise, they are able to help you choose the best make-up for your type of skin.
We will work with you individually to choose a personalized make-up combination to meet your specific needs and desires. We pride ourselves in providing the best, most current cosmetics available to help you look and feel your very best!