Medical Skin Care Clinic
As a clinic specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery, our skin care department uses medically approved and supported products that have clinical based evidence of providing results for a number of skin conditions. We do not promote products that have no proof of results. Our staff are trained in cosmetic plastic surgery skin care preparation for surgical procedures as well as post operative care of skin. We also specialize in medical skin care treatments for acne, dehydration, aging and sun damaged skin.
All of our products are approved for use by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for clinical use. Clinical evidence for the use of products such as salicylic acid, hylaronic acid, as well as numerous anti oxidant products and Retin A, have been shown to improve specific skin conditions.
Microdermabrasion / Diamond Peel
Our clinic offers numerous types of medical facials, as well as Microdermabrasion (crystal peel) or the stronger Diamond Peel.
This is a procedure in which medical grade aluminium oxide crystals are ‘vacuumed’ over the skin to remove any dead skin cells and allow for a renewed fresh appearance to the skin. The diamond peel differs in that the diamond ‘wand’ is controlled by the operator to allow for stronger or deeper treatment to problem areas such as pigmentation or wrinkles. The treatment is followed by a complete medical facial with skin products specific to your skin problem and type. If you are unhappy with age spots, acne scars, fine wrinkles or flaking skin, microdermabrasion crystal or diamond peel skin treatment will give you a rewarding improvement in your skin’s appearance and texture. This unique approach removes dead and flaking skin cells and stimulates the production of new cells and collagen. It is the ultimate advancement in non-invasive, non-surgical skin conditioning.
After your first treatment, your skin will have a fresh pink glow. Improvement continues throughout your treatment program. You will see improvement in skin texture, irregularities, fine lines, acne and mild acne scarring.
Microdermabrasion treatment sessions include preparation of the skin, the crystal peel, cleansing of the skin, a post peel mask, application of antioxidants and moisturizers specific for your skin type and problem, as well as facial massage.
The entire procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour
Pregnancy, hormone changes and sun damage can cause major skin color changes in the skin. Our newest anti – pigmentation technique improves the overall appearance of the skin by intensively treating these areas of hyperpigmentation. Our formula contains tyrosinase inhibitors, licorice extracts as well as anti-oxidants to achieve a powerful anti-pigmentation effect. Fruid acid complex is used to help with the penetration of the whitening formula. This treatment can be performed once per week every other week and the session takes approximately one hour.
Our staff is trained to use Murad products for skin care which also has a home use line to allow for rapid whitening and removal of pigmentation.
OXYGEN INFUSION SKIN THERAPY
The latest trend in anti – aging is oxygen therapy. Crystal clear oxygen treatment breathes new life into tired and aging skin. It is perfect for environmentally damaged skin. It has an energizing and healing effect on the cells. It stimulates collagen production at the cellular level. It improves the appearance and integrity of damaged or smokers’ skin. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.
TCA, Glycolic, Yellow Peels
Upon assessment by our plastic surgeon or dermatologist, your skin problems may need to be addressed using a process known as a chemical peel. Chemical peels can remove excessive build up of dead skin, smooth and tighten the skin, lighten brown spots (hyperpigmentation), diminish puffiness or circles around the eyes and improve sun damage and aging skin. The intensity and type of chemical peel is dependant on your skin condition and need. It will be decided on by the physician. The treatment takes about 30 minutes. You may feel a slight stinging sensation that lasts only a few minutes. You may have flaking of the skin afterwards for up to one week. some peels are stronger than others and all side effects and expectations will be explained in detail during your consultation. Frequency will be recommended by your skin care specialist. Most patients have very little down time and return to regular activity immediately.