Aging and non-genetic habits such as sun exposure, smoking and weight fluctuation can cause our skin to lose its elasticity and collagen. Thus leading to unwanted facial lines and sagging skin. Hair loss and "spider veins" are other pesky conditions associated with aging. Here at Lincoln Road Dermatology, we treat a vast array of cosmetic concerns and offer a wide range of treatment options, including neurotoxin injections, injectable fillers, sclerotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) for hair loss.
Neurotoxins are injectable substances which temporarily decrease the appearance of wrinkles caused by motion. On label FDA approval usage includes treatment of unwanted frown lines, crow's feet and forehead wrinkles.
Advanced or Off-label techniques include injection of the following areas: nose, lips, chin, neck, and scalp. The following names have been given for these techniques:
Micro-botox of the neck & lower face which improves fine lines and banding of neck, as well as sharpening the jawline
Nefertiti lift- jawline enhancement
Lip flip- subtle eversion of lip to enhance a pout
Chin-tox- to reduce dimpling of the chin area
Fillers are substances injected into the skin to replace volume loss, plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, improve wrinkles otherwise resistant to botox, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and augment the bony features of the face (define jawline and chin). Many are made of hyaluronic acid while other contain different materials which promote growth of your own collagen.
Sculptra is unique in that it stimulates collagen production for a gradual, more subtle improvement. Results can be quite remarkable without appearing changed overnight.
To learn more about the differences between the various neurotoxins and fillers, please schedule a consultation to see which treatments are right for you.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) methods can be used to restore fuller, healthier looking hair or during microneedling facial treatments to increase collagen and elastin production for facial rejuvenation.
Statistics show that 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States experience hair loss or hair thinning by age 35 that continues throughout adulthood. This nonsurgical treatment begins by extracting PRP from your blood that is loaded with growth factors and essential proteins. The plasma is then injected into your scalp to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair regrowth.
For facial rejuvenation, the plasma will be used as a "glide" during microneedling allowing the plasma to penetrate deeper into the skin layers.
All of this is performed in one office visit with no downtime or anesthesia required.
BENIGN GROWTH REMOVAL
Not all moles and bumps are harmful. Some can actually be benign growths such as skin tags, seborrheic keratoses and sebaceous hyperplasias. While these types of growths are harmless to patients, we understand that some would prefer to have them removed for aesthetic purposes.
After being examined our physician will offer the best treatment plan for the cosmetic removal. Because these types of removals are for aesthetic purposes and thus not medically necessary, patients are required to pay out of pocket and will not be filed under insurance.
Varicose and spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, a highly effective treatment using injections to reduce unwanted leg veins. Compared to vascular laser treatments, injections are typically more cost effective and works better for the same purpose.
This procedure involves a sterile injection with sodium chloride into the problem area. This attempts to scar down the vessel and allows your body to naturally remove undesired veins.
Multiple treatments are generally required at two to three month intervals, but will be determined on an individual basis. All visible veins that you would like treated in a given session will be injected, but will be limited by the maximum amount of solution that is thought to be safe.
Please schedule consult to see if sclerotherapy is right for you.