There’s no doubt that a good skin care routine will improve your skin. For deep, lasting improvements, you need a technically advanced procedure administered by a medically trained and licensed professional. Skin rejuvenation treatments typically work below the skin’s surface to make changes at the cellular level. These procedures are not just on the surface but transform your skin in a dramatic, improved way, with positive results that you will see.
Our skin care specialists are highly trained professionals who excel in medical esthetic technology. They are committed to providing you with the most advanced procedures available for restoring youth and maintaining the beauty and health of your skin.
Today, there are more cosmetic procedures available than ever before. But some procedures only should be performed by a physician. Others marketed as at-home treatments could pose risks for some patients.
In-office cosmetic procedures
- New technologies and products that are entering the growing market of cosmetic procedures are enhancing professionals' abilities to fine-tune treatments.
- Advances in the use of lasers, wrinkle fillers and botulinum toxin are allowing dermatologists to better refine and customize treatments based on each patient's specific cosmetic needs.
- Fractional resurfacing is one of the newer laser technologies that gives professionals the option to safely treat patients with more extensive skin damage. The main benefits of this procedure are increased collagen production that creates more dramatic results to improve the appearance of skin texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars — with considerably less downtime than other invasive laser technologies.
- A number of new fillers have been introduced in recent years to replace lost volume in the skin and to shape and sculpt areas that show signs of aging.
- New developments in wrinkle fillers allow professionals to correct signs of aging, from sunken cheeks to fine lines around the eyes and lips.
- Botulinum toxin, most widely known for its ability to diminish wrinkles and other facial lines, is being studied across many medical specialties for use in an array of conditions. New manufacturers have introduced botulinum toxin formulations in recent years, making pricing more competitive and affordable.
- To ensure patients receive the highest-quality care, see a professional specifically trained in cosmetic procedures.
Nonsurgical Skin Rejuvenation Options
- Injectable neurotoxins
- Dermal Fillers
- Juvederm Ultra®
- Juvederm Ultra Plus®
- Juvederm Voluma®
Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
- Laser Skin Resurfacing with the fractionated
- CO2 Laser
- Chemical Peels
- IPL (Intense pulsed light)
- Fraxel CO2
- Clear + Brilliant
Liposonix fat reduction
- Liposonix uses high intensity focused ultrasound energy to destroy the fat cells selectively and has the added advantage of heating the skin to promote new collagen formation and hence tightening the skin as a side benefit.
Laser Hair removal
- Beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, that destroys the hair.
Skin Tightening Treatments
- Thermi-RF -subdermal heating technique utilizes radiofrequency energy to tighten, lift and smooth the skin, helping to improve the appearance of many aesthetic issues, including, but not limited to: frown lines, cellulite, double chins, and loose, sagging skin on the neck and face.
Crisalix™ Visual Aesthetics System:
Even after reading a vividly written description of a cosmetic enhancement service, it can sometimes be difficult to envision exactly what you will look like after undergoing the procedure. For this reason, Dr. Richards has equipped his office with the Crisalix™ Visual Aesthetics system, a state-of-the-art computer program capable of transforming 2D standard pictures into a 3D simulation. By creating an accurate depiction of your potential results, Crisalix™ can help you to:
Latisse - Eyelash Growth
Isolaz Acne Treatment
SkinCeuticals Care Products
At Home Treatments
- Many of the at-home cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion kits and chemical peel solutions that can be purchased at drug stores can be safe when they have been thoroughly tested for this type of self-use. The concentration of the active ingredients in these products is much lower than that used by dermatologists. Therefore, most at-home treatments do not produce results as dramatic or long-lasting as the cosmetic procedures performed in a physicians' offices.
- There still are safety concerns if these at-home treatments are used improperly or if any of the active ingredients cause an unforeseen skin reaction. That is why it is important for a consumer who is considering any at-home cosmetic treatments to first discuss these products with his or her physician.
- For example, a person who is using a retinoid could be at risk for an adverse skin reaction from a chemical in an at-home product that should not be used simultaneously.
- Do-it-yourself laser hair removal devices are popular at-home cosmetic procedures that offer a temporary remedy for unwanted hair. However, they can pose a safety concern for people who are tan or who have darker skin.
- The concern for people who use an at-home laser hair removal device or for those who opt to receive cosmetic treatments outside of a physician's office, such as a spa or mall-based establishment, is that many factors can adversely affect the outcome of the procedure and can have unforeseen side effects.
- For example, the improper use of a laser hair-removal device on an individual who has darker skin or who has a tan could result in scarring or hyperpigmentation, which is darkening of the skin.
- To ensure the highest level of safety and efficacy, see your physician for all your skin-care needs.
At Mohave Centers for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery we offer the following services:
- Advanced Botox Cosmetic Treatments
- Advanced Techniques in Cosmetic Fillers
- Advanced Chemical Peels
- Chemical Peels