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Archive for the ‘Non-Surgical’ Category


Saturday, March 31st, 2018

As the aging process progresses, facial veins may appear more visible. The area around the eye, known as the periorbital region, is a frequent site for visible veins. These can become quite prominent and detract from the aesthetics of the eye. They are difficult to conceal and are a frequent complaint of patients concerned about their appearance. Fortunately, a safe and effective treatment option exists with the Ellipse Nordlys Nd:YAG laser. This device uses a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the red blood cells found within veins. The resulting heat that occurs results in the eventual elimination of blood flow through the veins due to the collapse of the vessel walls. The veins will disappear when blood doesn’t flow through them. The deeper veins remain untouched so there is no functional effect when treating the superficial veins. Minimal discomfort is associated with this rapidly performed treatment. One or more laser sessions may be required depending on the extent of the problem.

45 year old female 4 months following laser treatment of periorbital vein

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Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Sagging of the face and neck with loss of jawline definition is a frequent complaint of patients as the aging process progresses. Men are particularly focused on the sagging neck as an indicator of an older appearance. However, they are less likely to accept surgery to treat the problem and are more inclined to pursue non-invasive options to improve laxity .

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment that involves the application of focused ultrasound energy to the deep layers below the skin. A gradual tightening and lifting effect of the face and neck over 3-6 months results from the response of the body to the heat that is delivered. It has minimal if any downtime and is usually performed awake with some oral medication to reduce the discomfort that is associated with the procedure. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment and rarely require any pain medication or have any bruising. Maintenance treatments are usually performed at 18-24 months.

55 year old male 5 months following Ultherapy® of the face and neck

55 year old male 5 months following Ultherapy® of the face and neck


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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Men often complain about the appearance of their neck as they get older. The contour changes that occur in the neck are frequently the result of a combination of skin laxity and excess fat deposition. In some cases, prominent muscle bands at the midline of the neck contribute to the loss of definition. Traditionally, a surgical solution has been the approach deemed most effective to treat the aging face and neck. Although surgery remains the “gold standard”, FaceTite provides a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to tighten and contour the face and neck without scars. It utilizes radio frequency energy that is delivered below the skin with a thin needle-like applicator in combination with targeted liposuction to produce a more youthful contour. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, noticeable swelling usually resolves within 3-5 days, and there is minimal discomfort. Results may be evident as early as 4 weeks but continue to evolve over 6-12 months and can last for years. During your consultation, Dr. Forley will examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for FaceTite.


44 year old male 4 months following FaceTite

44 year old male 4 months following FaceTite

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Nordlys system of broad band light technology, known as Selective Waveband Technology (SWT), has been very effective in the treatment of age spots on the face. Precise energy pulses delivered to the face are absorbed by the pigmented spots causing a reaction that results in their gradual exfoliation. A significant improvement can be seen with a single treatment but followup treatments at 1 month intervals may be necessary to maximize the result. The treatment takes about 20 minutes and is very well tolerated by patients.

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Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The Ellipse Nordlys is a state of the art device with multiple light and laser based treatment options for effectively managing various conditions. Superficial veins around the eye and temporal region are a frequent complaint that can be very visible and difficult to conceal due to the thin skin in this region. Treatment with the Nordlys Nd:YAG laser can reduce or eliminate the veins by using a specific wavelength of light to deliver energy that is absorbed by the red blood cells contained within these vessels. The energy is converted to heat which is transmitted to the inside surface of the vein. This results in eventual collapse and sealing of the veins so no further blood flow occurs. The lack of blood flow is what makes the veins gradually disappear. There are plenty of deeper veins in this area so eliminating the superficial ones that are visible is not a problem. There is minimal discomfort and the treatment only takes a few minutes. Frequently one treatment is sufficient but additional treatments may be indicated depending on the response of the veins.

38 year old female 8 months after Nd:YAG laser treatment of veins

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Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Fractora is a treatment that combines microneedling with bipolar radio frequency energy to treat skin wrinkles and texture. The edges of the channels created by the needles are heated and the resulting wound healing response by the body generates new collagen deposition in the skin. Skin quality is enhanced with a more youthful appearance that has better tone and fewer wrinkles. A series of 3-6 treatments at monthly intervals is usually recommended to achieve the greatest benefit from the procedure.


Treatment of the lower eyelid wrinkles with Fractora


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Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A 61 year old male discusses his experience with FaceTite, the new non-surgical lifting and tightening procedure for the face and neck.

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Monday, April 24th, 2017

A 71 year old patient discusses her experience with FaceTite, the innovative minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment to lift and tighten the face and neck without scars.

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Friday, March 31st, 2017

A 59 year old patient discusses her experience with FaceTite, the innovative minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment to lift and tighten the face and neck without scars.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Bruising and swelling may result from both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Frequently, how we manage the period before and after the procedure will have an impact on the onset or extent of each. Arnica Montana has often been recommended as a homeopathic remedy to reduce the likelihood of bruising and swelling. Knowing how it is believed to work will help you in deciding whether to use it when you book your next procedure.

2015 VM Arnica Montana 120

An inflammatory reaction is produced by the body when it senses an “injury” and can result from a needle or a knife. This starts a cascade of reactions that includes the presence of an increased amount of blood in the area of treatment resulting in excessive stretching of the walls of small vessels such as capillaries. This stretching enables the release of white blood cells and fluid from the space within the blood vessels into the surrounding tissue between cells resulting in swelling. Arnica Montana is felt to produce an increase in the rate of blood flow through the capillaries in the affected region producing a more rapid resorption of fluid thereby reducing both swelling and bruising.

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