Forty percent of America’s sixty million acne sufferers do nothing to help themselves. It may be assumed the reason is because many do not perceive acne as a physically threatening illness. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure which removes excess skin and bulging fat pads from the upper and lower eyelids. Many people notice the first signs of aging in the eye area, and blepharoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance by brightening the eyes and taking away a tired and puffy look.
Botox® Cosmetic is a non-surgical injectable procedure which can temporarily relax the muscles responsible for expression lines on the face. Botox® Cosmetic may be used to eliminate frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and lipstick lines. It can also return the corners of the mouth to an upturned position, create a more youthful-looking upper lip, and eliminate an orange-peel appearance of the chin.
The browlift, also known as a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to lift the brow, effectively removing weight from the upper eyelids. The procedure can relieve a tired, stressed, or mean look that may have developed with age. While often overlooked and misunderstood, the browlift can dramatically rejuvenate the upper face and have a powerful affect on one’s appearance.
Buccal fat removal is a facial plastic surgery procedure which can produce a slimmer, more sculpted contour to the face. This procedure specifically addresses fullness in the lower cheeks, or what some refer to as “chipmunk cheeks”, “chubby cheeks” or a “baby face”.
Cheek augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to enhance the cheeks with the use of an implant. Cheek implants can add prominence to the cheekbones and bring balance to the whole of the face. Cheek augmentation may be performed on its own or it may be combined with other procedures such as blepharoplasty. Good candidates for cheek augmentation include men and women who are in good health and are looking to enhance the cheeks.
Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to improve the appearance of the chin with the use of an implant. When it comes to improving the aesthetic appearance of the face, the chin implant can be a very powerful tool. Chin augmentation can affect the contour of the face and also bring balance to the face by making the chin more proportionate to the rest of the facial features. This procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty as an appropriately sized chin can balance out the strength of the nose.
The TCA peel is a type of chemical peel which uses trichloroacetic acid. The main purpose of the TCA acid is to stimulate collagen synthesis, which plumps the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, uneven texture, and acne scars. The peeling process can also significantly improve hyperpigmentation and surface bumps. The TCA peel is a very effective and universal treatment that promotes a greater well-being of the skin.
Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm are injectable fillers made of human-derived collagen. When injected beneath the skin, they can fill in fine lines and shallow scars and restore the lip border. Cosmoderm is generally used for minor skin defects while Cosmoplast may be used for more acute defects.
The Cutera Titan is an infrared light treatment designed to heat the deep dermis of the skin, stimulating new collagen formation. The treatment effectively improves skin tone and elasticity and may be used on many areas of the body including the face, jawline, under the chin, the neck, arms, abdomen, and legs. Compared to other laser treatments, the Titan is a gentler procedure providing more uniform and consistent heating and more even distribution.
Dermabrasion is a procedure designed to smooth out irregularities of the skin’s surface and improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and sun damage. The procedure uses a mechanical sanding device which removes the top layer of skin and partial thickness of the deep layer. Dermabrasion is often under-utilized today, despite the current popularity of non-invasive techniques, but it remains an excellent technique which can produce long-lasting results.
Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure which reshapes the ears and often places them closer to the head. The procedure may be performed on children as young as five or six years of age, before they are subjected to ridicule from their peers. When performed on children, otoplasty can provide excellent benefits, removing the stigma of looking different from their friends. Otoplasty is also performed on adults who have been self-conscious of their ears all of their lives.
The Fraxel provides a non-ablative laser treatment, designed for patients wanting to improve the look of sun damage, dark spots, acne scars, and fine lines/wrinkles. Using a topical anesthetic, treatment with the Fraxel Laser will take around 30 minutes to perform. After treatment the will look smoother, with improved tone and texture. Most patients will need between three and six treatments for optimal skin rejuvenation. Results from the Fraxel Laser can last from 10-12 months, sometimes longer.
The facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is plastic surgery procedure designed to turn back the clock on visual aging and uncover the lost youthfulness of the face. The procedure can improve the appearance of sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin. Good candidates for a facelift include men and women who are in good health and wish to look more youthful.
Fat grafting, also referred to as fat injection, is a revolutionary procedure which allows youthful volume to be returned to areas that have experienced volume depletion. This procedure can produce remarkable results in rejuvenating the face in patients who are showing the effects of aging due to volume loss. During the procedure, excess fat is removed from one site on the body, such as the abdomen or hips, and then transferred to another site that requires additional volume or sculpting.
IPL, also known as photofacial or photo rejuvenation, is a procedure which has proven exceptionally effective in treating freckles or spots resulting from sun damage or age. IPL is also the gold standard treatment for rosacea. IPL may be used on the face, chest, back, and hands. At the Vitenas Skin Institute, we use the state-of-the-art Cutera technology which, compared to older technologies, provides a more comfortable and more effective treatment along with improved results, minimal risk, and no downtime.
Juvederm Injectable Gel is a long-lasting facial filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. This smooth gel filler can be injected under the skin to instantly smooth out wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to add volume to areas where it has been lost or where additional volume is desired for improved facial symmetry. Juvederm Injectable Gel’s innovative Hylacross technology provides the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid in an extremely smooth formula.
Juvederm Voluma XC is a Hyaluronic Acid filler, designed to replace lost facial volume in the cheek area. A smooth injectable gel, Voluma XC provides patients with immediate results. A single treatment can restore a healthy, more youthful appearance.
The LamProbe is an instrument which provides quick and effective treatment of a variety of common skin irregularities. The LamProbe may be used to treat milia, cholesterol deposits, skin tags, age spots, clogged pores, cherry angiomas, and benign moles. Good candidates for treatment with the LamProbe include men and women of any age with benign, minor conditions of the skin.
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure able to permanently reduce unwanted hair. All areas of the body may be treated, including sensitive areas like the face, chest, and bikini line. Other areas that are commonly treated include the back, neck, legs, and underarms. Unlike other laser hair removal techniques, the system used at Vitenas Skin Institute is both effective and safe for all skin types, including tanned skin.
Laser Genesis (Skin Rejuvenation)
The Laser Genesis is a procedure which helps to restore the skin’s youthful glow. Utilizing the most current technology available, the Genesis can treat scars, large pores, fine lines, and redness on the face, neck, and body. The Genesis works by heating the upper dermis of the skin, stimulating collagen re-growth and providing a smoother, more even tone and texture.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure able to instantly renew the skin with no downtime. The Diamond Tome, which is the newest in microdermabrasion technology, effectively removes the top dead cell layer of skin to reveal a softer, smoother and more radiant complexion. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of sun- and age-damaged skin including fine lines, superficial wrinkles, crow’s feet, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes.
Aging, weight loss, and genetics can take a serious toll on your neck. In fact, the neck tends to age faster than the face giving away an individual’s age in spite of their best skincare efforts. With age, the platysmal bands become flaccid, which is a major cause of sagging.
Perlane is an injectable filler recently approved by the FDA. It is a large-molecule hyaluronic acid filler which can be injected beneath the skin to plump up and improve the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles. Perlane produces a super volumizing effect with long-lasting results of up to one year.
Radiesse, formerly known as Radiance, is an injectable facial filler comprised of a calcium-based gel which can reshape the facial contours. Radiesse creates a scaffolding effect when injected beneath the surface of the skin, encouraging and supporting new collagen growth. The skin’s foundation is rebuilt, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Restylane is an injectable facial filler comprised of a hyaluronic acid gel. Restylane may be used to fill in and improve the appearance of deep crevices, fine lines, acne scars, and other scars. It may also be used to add volume to the lips, the cheeks, and the area around the eyes. Restylane has been a very popular filler since 1996.
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure which can alter the appearance of the nose and help to relieve functional breathing obstructions. Because the nose play a prominent role in the balance of one’s facial appearance, changing the nose can achieve better harmony between the nose and the rest of the face. A well-proportioned nose that is harmonious with the other facial features can have a tremendous and powerful impact on our overall facial appearance and the way that others view us. Good candidates for rhinoplasty include men and women who are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of the nose.
This skin disease is characterized by a general flushing of the skin which most commonly affects the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and ears, however, it can also appear on the chest or back. Rosacea occurs most often in women and men between the ages of 30-50.
Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy)
Sclerotherapy is a treatment designed to eliminate superficial spider veins. During the procedure, a solution is injected into the veins, causing them to collapse and form fibrous tissue. Over a period of several weeks, the treated vessels gradually fade. At the Vitenas Skin Institute, we use only the safest, most effective sclerosing agents available today.
At the Vitenas Skin Institute, we offer a complimentary skin care analysis using the state-of-the-art Visia system. This high-tech computerized camera provides both the patient and treatment provider with a detailed look into the patient’s complexion, determining the percentage of wrinkles, pores, sun-damaged cells, spots, and acne-causing bacteria present in the skin. The computer can also analyze the natural aging process of the skin if left untreated.
The Vitalize Peel is a procedure which uses a unique blend of acids that are applied to the skin in a series of treatments. The Vitalize Peel can improve skin texture, tone, acne, and superficial fine lines. It is an extremely safe procedure that can benefit overall skin health.