Stretch marks can make it awkward to go to the beach or gym. If pregnancy or an otherwise successful weight loss plan has left you with stretch marks, Venus Viva can quickly and safely remove them. It can also resurface and restore your skin, eliminating aging signs and scars. If you want to know more about this treatment, contact Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL for more details.
What Is Venus Viva?
Venus Viva is a skin resurfacing treatment from Venus Treatments that is designed to rejuvenate the skin in quick and painless treatment sessions. The skin treatment is non-invasive and involves no surgery, using microneedles and pulses of NanoFractional radiofrequency or RF energy to boost your skin’s collagen production. Collagen is the substance that rebuilds the skin when it is damaged and increases the skin’s elasticity.
This leaves your skin renewed and youthful after treatment. We can use the treatment to address various skin conditions and damage to the skin caused by aging and lifestyle.
Does It Work on Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are scars that form when the skin is stretched due to weight gain, hormones, and pregnancy. They may be pale or dark and look like cracks or tears in the skin. Venus Viva can be an excellent choice for treating stretch marks. The NanoFractional RF energy creates collagen that rejuvenates the scarred skin, reducing the appearance, or even eliminating, stretch marks.
This treatment heats the skin to stimulate collagen production using NanoFractional RF energy. The collagen restructures and rebuilds the skin where scars and blemishes have formed, and the treatment is more effective than laser therapy and chemical peels. Wrinkles, fine lines, rosacea, dark spots, and enlarged pores are some other skin conditions that can be treated with NanoFractional RF energy. After the treatment, you will have smooth and tight skin with a more even tone and texture.
Where Is the Treatment Most Effective?
The face is the most common area that we treat, but the neck and d?colletage, or chest skin area, are also treatable, along with many other areas. We can refresh the skin on your face, giving you a youthful and healthy look. Wrinkles, lines, enlarged pores, and acne scars can be eliminated from your complexion. We can also reduce skin laxity and blemishes on your neckline and chest, giving you a more youthful appearance overall.
The most common areas for stretch mark reduction are the abdomen, buttocks, legs, and upper arms. Each of these areas can be treated with NanoFractional RF energy. Almost every part of the body can be treated to reduce scars and skin laxity.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Treatment?
This treatment is safe for all skin tones and can treat you regardless of your age and gender. We can quickly remove your skin imperfections, and you can return to work without any downtime. The treatment can be a good choice if you have little free time because you can complete a treatment session during your lunch break and return to work or your normal routine immediately.
During your consultation, we can give you a good idea of how many sessions you will need and what results you can expect from the treatment. We will ask you questions about your health and medical history during your initial consultation to determine the safety and effectiveness of the treatment for you.
Questions like whether you have had recent surgery, dry skin, an active infection, allergies, and other disorders will help us determine your treatment plan. If you are pregnant or nursing, the treatment may not be recommended. The RF energy can also be unsafe to use if you have metal implants or devices in your body. The treatment is also not recommended if you are taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, or have had excessive sun exposure.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This treatment can be concluded in three to four sessions for most patients. Each session takes 15 to 30 minutes, and your sessions will be spaced at least four weeks apart to allow for your recovery. Your results will come soon after your treatment sessions, but it takes time for the collagen to rebuild the skin. How many sessions you need and how much time it takes to see results will depend on your skin condition.
The treatment results are not permanent, and you will need to come back for a maintenance session every 6 to 12 months to prolong your youthful skin. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun can help you maintain healthy skin, but the frequency of touch-up treatments depends on your skin health and age.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Venus Viva is an FDA-approved skin resurfacing treatment and is safe for most patients. The treatment is an excellent alternative to invasive surgical procedures to tighten the skin and remove blemishes. It is also more effective than lasers on every skin tone and can provide results in just a few quick sessions. The treatment is not painful and will not cause any damage to your skin.
Eliminate Stretch Marks Today
If you are ready to stop dealing with stretch marks, visit Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL for an initial consultation today. We can help you reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even eliminate them altogether. We can also help you deal with scars, aging signs, and rosacea without using any lasers or surgery.
If you’ve had a cosmetic procedure, you may wonder about the healing process and how it can be done in a way that prevents scarring. Because of this, the professional experts at Beau Terre Advanced Skin Clinic at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, Florida would like to introduce you to Stratamed, a transparent wound dressing.
What Is Stratamed?
This is a sterile, self-drying gel that can speed up the healing process after cosmetic procedures or treatments. Stratamed forms a complete, specialized wound dressing, and, as a result, it completely minimizes abnormal scarring. It’s even appropriate to use on open wounds and skin that may be torn or compromised.
When Stratamed completely dries, its thin, flexible layer provides protection. It is waterproof, but at the same time, it can hydrate and protect skin and open wounds from infection. The bottom line is that it creates an ideal environment for healing. When your wounds are encased in this ideal environment, they heal without scarring.
Because of its unique and incredible features, it can be used after a wide range of cosmetic treatments including:
- Facial cosmetic procedures
- Tattoo removal
- Scar revision
- Chemical peels
- Body cosmetic procedures
How Does It Help With Wound Dressing?
An appropriate wound dressing is vital to the healing process. For cosmetic treatments, it’s even more important because proper healing means freedom from scarring.
The challenge is that there are several delicate areas where a physical dressing is difficult to use at best. In many cases, it may be impossible to use a physical dressing in these places.
What Areas Are Difficult for Physical Dressings?
These places are:
- Areas with mobility
- Places with wet skin
- Areas with increased friction
Imagine the difficulty of trying to apply a traditional wound dressing to a delicate area such as the eyelids or a place like the lips that are moving almost constantly. When you realize the challenges many dermatologists face, you’ll realize why Stratamed is such a great tool.
How Is Stratmed Different?
Stratamed is different from physical dressings in many ways. One of the issues with physical dressings is that they often don’t create a full-contact surface. Why? Because it’s not unusual for air bubbles to develop underneath the dressing. As a result, you also have irritation around areas like the nose, eyes, and lips.
Stratamed is a film-forming wound dressing that is completely transparent. It’s made in the form of silicone gel, and because it is so flexible and adaptable, it makes a full-contact surface. Perhaps even better, there are no side effects with Stratamed because the ingredients are compatible with your body’s natural skin cells.
What Are Other Benefits of Stratamed?
Because it dries into a protective sheet, it’s able to have 24/7 contact with the wound, keeping it as clean and as sterile as possible. It also offers faster re-epithelialization, which is the process of reconstituting skin cells in order to cover a wound. This also helps prevent scarring. In addition, it also minimizes any inflammation and protect open wounds from infection.
Comparison of Dry Wound to Moist Wound Healing
To fully appreciate the value that Stratamed brings, it helps to have an understanding of dry healing versus moist healing.
Dry Wound Healing
In most dry wound healing, when the wound is exposed to air, it dries out and then forms a scab. While the scab does protect the area from getting contaminated, the healing is also much slower. As a result, cells will generally find their way below the wound bed in order to find an area that is moist. This is one reason why it takes these wounds so long to heal.
Moist Wound Healing
By comparison, moist wound healing allows prime cell reproduction in addition to better neovascularization. Neovascularization is a natural formation of new blood vessels. Stratamed imitates your natural skin barrier. As a result, it creates a more moist environment to help your wounds heal. This manner of healing eliminates scarring.
How Is Stratamed Used?
Our health care professionals will provide all the details you need for using Stratamed. However, in general, you would apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area and then allow the gel to dry. We will tell you how often Stratamed should be applied, but it’s usually once or twice daily on exposed areas of skin. When Stratamed dries, you can cover it with make-up or sunscreen. You can even apply pressure garments.
Can I Be Allergic to Stratamed?
One of the good things about Stratamed is that there are no known allergies to it. In all studies, no adverse reactions have been noted because it is a complete biocompatible polymer.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Stratamed?
Stratamed can be used by those of all skin types because it does not contain alcohol or fragrances. Therefore it’s suitable for children, breastfeeding mothers, and those who have sensitive skin. Just remember that it should not be applied over additional skin treatments unless your doctor advises you to do so. It also should not be in contact with the eyes.
No Scarring With Professional Wound Dressing From Orlando Dermatology
Orlando Dermatology utilizes the best in state-of-the-art equipment coupled with a dedicated and compassionate health care team to get you the results that you want and need. A part of this wonderful treatment is utilizing Stratamed to prevent scarring. If you’d like more information, contact the health care professionals at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando Florida to schedule an appointment.
Are you ready to stop plucking, shaving, and waxing for good? Lumenis LightSheer laser hair removal is a solution to removing unwanted body hair and facial hair. The treatment is quick and targets the hair follicle to eliminate hair growth. We can safely treat a variety of skin tones and types without pain or discomfort. If you want to learn more about LightSheer laser therapy, contact Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL and speak to our experts.
Laser Hair Removal With Lumenis LightSheer
LightSheer is an FDA-approved laser therapy treatment developed by Lumenis that removes hair growth by up to 95% in 10 to 14 sessions. The laser works on all skin types and can eliminate hair from most of the body. Patients will no longer need to wax, pluck, and shave, which can save time and money. LightSheer laser therapy treatment is conducted in our Orlando office and requires no recovery.
What Should I Expect From LightSheer?
LightSheer is a laser diode treatment by Lumenis that removes hair from the body. The laser targets the hair follicle’s greater pigment, where it is absorbed and eliminates hair growth. The laser uses a high-speed vacuum, which eliminates the need to prep the treatment area making the treatment more efficient. You will likely need more than one treatment to reach your desired results, but after two treatments you should see a noticeable difference.
Treatment time can vary but is faster than many other laser treatments and the treatment is easy and painless. A nurse or dermatologist will perform the treatment for you using the handheld laser device. The treatment eliminates the need for shaving, plucking, and waxing hair on the body and face.
How Is LightSheer Different From Electrolysis?
Electrolysis treats one hair follicle at a time with a microneedle that pulses electrical or radiofrequency energy through the follicle. The treatment can be uncomfortable and takes much longer to eliminate hair growth than laser therapy from LightSheer.
Can Hair Be Removed From Every Part of the Body?
The lip area, beard line, outer ear, and chin can be treated to remove unwanted facial hair. LightSheer can also remove hair from the chest, back, arms, underarms, legs, bikini area for women, and almost every other part of the body.
Can Thick Hairs Be Treated?
LightSheer can easily treat thick hairs and dark black or brown hairs that are most noticeable, but it is not suited for eliminating light-colored hairs like white, blonde, or red hairs. This is due to the low levels of pigment in the follicle for light hair colors.
How Long Does a Session Take?
A single session can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. An area like the legs may take an hour, and a small area like the upper lip can take a few minutes to complete. The entire treatment usually consists of 10 to 14 sessions to see 90% to 95% hair reduction. Each session will require 6 to 12 weeks of rest before you come back for your next session.
Why Does It Take More Than One Session?
For the maximum hair elimination, multiple sessions ensure that hairs in each phase can be targeted. A dormant hair follicle has no pigment to absorb the laser, so LightSheer can only target growing hairs. Multiple treatments ensure treatment is even and that hair follicles that are dormant will eventually be treated effectively.
What Should I Do Leading Up to My Session?
Patients will be required to make a few changes to their daily routine leading up to their treatment session. Sun tanning should be avoided before treatment and waxing or electrolysis treatment should be discontinued at least three weeks before your session.
Is Hair Removal Permanent?
When your treatment is concluded, the hair is permanently removed. The follicles that have been treated will no longer participate in hair growth.
Is There Downtime or Recovery After Hair Removal?
After your treatment with LightSheer, you can return to work or your normal routine immediately. Patients should avoid shaving or plucking remaining hairs for three to four days and avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure. Patients should also discontinue waxing and electrolysis treatments until the laser treatment is concluded.
Is the Treatment Painful?
LightSheer treatment is not painful and will not cause discomfort. Lumenis LightSheer uses ChillTip technology to cool the skin while applying the laser so there is no risk of burning or damage to the skin.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of your treatment depends on the size of the area being treated and can vary by regional location. The cost is offset by the time and money saved on shaving and waxing over a lifetime making for a good investment.
Is LightSheer Right for Me?
LightSheer is a hair removal solution for men and women of all ages and skin tones. Patients should avoid tanning before treatment sessions, but the laser works well on those with naturally dark skin tones. LightSheer works best for those with thick and thin hair, but the hair requires a darker color for the best results. White, blonde, and red hair colors do not have enough pigment in the follicle to be treated with LightSheer laser.
Find Your Hair Removal Solution Today
If you are ready to permanently remove hair from your body or face with Luminous LightSheer laser hair removal, visit Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL today for a consultation. We provide hair removal solutions with LightSheer that are safe and FDA-approved to eliminate hair painlessly.
Are you starting to see lines on your forehead or between your brows? Maybe you are thinking about Botox but wondering if there are alternatives. XEOMIN is an alternative to Botox that is purer and leaves out the fillers. It is effective for those patients looking to prevent wrinkles or those that have built a tolerance to Botox. At Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL we have all of your dermatological treatments and skincare solutions.
What Is XEOMIN?
XEOMIN is an FDA-approved treatment using botulinum toxin as a neuromodulator to address lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement. The solution is injected much like Botox but has several benefits that give it an edge over Botox. The treatment does not smooth out lines and wrinkles; instead, it prevents them by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Fillers found in Botox are not present in this treatment, and it is a more pure form of the botulinum toxin. The treatment cannot be used to fill in wrinkles or indentations, but patients will see a softening of lines. The treatment is commonly used to address wrinkles on the forehead and mouth and has been a Botox alternative on the market since 2011.
Advantages Over Botox
There are several reasons why a patient might consider alternatives to Botox. After repeated uses, Botox may lose its effectiveness and a new injectable must take its place. XEOMIN leaves out the proteins and fillers used in Botox, so it can be more effective for those patients with resistance to Botox. Fine lines are softened by the treatment, and it is excellent for preventing wrinkles without adding fillers to the skin.
Both solutions have a similar function and use botulinum toxin, requiring the same amount of solution for similar results. They both require retouches occasionally. Botox only takes around 72 hours to see results, but XEOMIN can take four days. The body will not form a resistance to the more pure form of botulinum toxin found in this treatment.
What to Expect
Whether you have been using Botox for a while or it is your first time receiving an injectable, the appointment starts with a consultation. We will identify your needs and discuss treatments and expected outcomes. If it is determined that XEOMIN will benefit your skin, we can begin the treatment. The treatment is typically 20 units divided into five injections and takes between 5 and 15 minutes. The effects will become visible in about four or five days.
The treatment typically has no downtime, and patients can get back to work or their daily life. Some redness and swelling may occur. Patients should avoid irritating the treated area by scratching or heating. Patients will typically return for another session within the year.
Who Is a Treatment Candidate?
Those patients looking to prevent wrinkles and soften fine lines are ideal candidates for treatment. Patients of various ages and genders can enjoy more youthful-looking skin with treatment. Patients should be at least 18, and many patients will consider treatment for signs of aging in their 30s. No surgery is required, and sessions are quick and easily fit into your busy day.
What Are the Benefits?
Treatment can be used as an alternative to surgery and injections with fillers like Botox. It is effective for reducing the signs of aging. The treatment is typically applied to the following areas to reduce the muscle movement that causes wrinkles:
- Between the brows
The treatment helps prevent wrinkles and softens lines. We can complete a treatment session quickly and you will see results within a week. The results last for months before you need to come back for a retouch. Many people enjoy treatments to reduce signs of aging or as an alternative to Botox.
How Long Does XEOMIN Last?
A single treatment session can take 15 minutes and will yield results within a week. The treatment results can last between three and six months. The longevity of the effects is similar to that of other treatments like Botox. After three months, a patient may consider coming back for another session to touch up areas as needed. The treatment longevity varies and depends on your lifestyle and skin health. Some patients need fewer treatments than others.
Is Treatment Safe?
The treatment is FDA approved and safe for most patients to reduce signs of aging. The treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing and is not recommended for use by minors. If you have recently undergone antibiotics or other injections like Botox there may be a waiting period before you can be treated. The treatment can be a safe alternative to invasive surgical procedures and dermal fillers.
Side effects are mild, and there can be slight redness or swelling in some patients. There is no healing or downtime after treatment. The treatment should not affect your skincare routines or daily life. The treatment risk is similar to Botox, but it can be a good alternative to those who are building a tolerance to Botox.
Are You Ready for Treatment?
If you are considering a safe and quick alternative to Botox, XEOMIN is a potent treatment to relax the muscles that cause folds and wrinkles. Patients will have youthful and smooth skin long after treatment with only a 15-minute session. Visit Orlando Dermatology in Orlando, FL for a consultation today. We offer the best solutions for your skincare needs.