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Archive for the ‘Non-Surgical’ Category

FACIAL AGE SPOTS

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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2 WEEKS FOLLOWING A SINGLE NORDLYS SWT TREATMENT OF FACIAL AGE SPOTS

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NORDLYS Nd:YAG LASER VEIN TREATMENT

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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FRACTORA

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.

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Treatment of the lower eyelid wrinkles with Fractora

 

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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 3

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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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 2

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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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 1

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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ARNICA MONTANA: HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

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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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Nd:YAG LASER TREATMENT OF VASCULAR SKIN CONDITIONS

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The Nd:YAG laser applicator on the multi-platform Nordlys system is very effective in treating vascular skin conditions that appear as red spots on the face. These clusters of small dilated blood vessels are called spider angiomas and respond to the wavelength of light energy that is delivered by the Nd:YAG laser. The energy is selectively absorbed by the red blood cells of the angioma and causes the inside wall of the vessels that are targeted to heat up and collapse. This prevents any further blood flow and the redness disappears. The treatment is very rapid with minimal discomfort and may require 1-3 sessions about 6 weeks apart with no downtime.

39 year old female 3 weeks after 2 Nordlys Nd:YAG laser treatments of the red spider angioma of her forehead

39 year old female 3 weeks after completing 2 Nordlys Nd:YAG laser treatments of the red spider angioma of her forehead

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JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) filler from Allergan that is formulated for subtle enhancement of the lips and to treat the etched wrinkles around the mouth. It was found to be effective for up to 12 months in the clinical trials that were performed and has been widely used in Europe since 2011.

 

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The HA in both JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and the previously approved filler for cheek enhancement, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, was developed with advanced Vycross® technology to produce smooth, long lasting results. Vycross® technology enables treatments to be performed with a lower concentration of HA resulting in less swelling. Dr. Forley will evaluate you during your consultation to see if you are a good candidate for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC.

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THE SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Interested in the youthful appearance that a facelift would deliver but not ready to go under the knife or the recovery involved? New advancements in technology now offer a clinical treatment to lift facial sagging with little down time and use of local anesthesia only. The Silhouette InstaLift offers a solution to the aging process by achieving lifting in the mid-face by mechanical fixation of the deep layer of the cheek. This is accomplished by using a fully absorbable suspension suture with small, smooth cones that are bidirectional at either end.

Silhouette InstaLift Suture

Silhouette InstaLift Suture

A needle is used to insert the suture in the layer directly under the skin. Once the suture is implanted, using the opposing orientation of the cones to compress and fix the loose facial layers in an elevated position lifts the lax tissues of the face.

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What happens next is why this innovative treatment is successful in achieving a long-term result. A process of biological fixation starts to occur in which the suture and cones become encapsulated by collagen. The lifting of the face that has been achieved is locked into position by your own collagen and no longer depends on the InstaLift sutures. In addition, the glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA) suture material itself can enhance facial contour naturally due to its collagen stimulating effect. During your consultation, Dr. Forley will advise you as to whether the Silhouette InstaLift is right for you. The procedure takes about an hour and the effect lasts about 18 months. You should consider the Silhouette InstaLift if you are looking for a minimally invasive procedure that provides lift, contour, and fullness to the face.

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