Cosmetic Treatments

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Dysport® is a non-surgical treatment that temporarily diminishes wrinkles.  It is injected in small amounts into the appropriate muscles to diminish or eliminate wrinkles such as frown lines and smile lines.  The injections are safe and require no downtime.  A single 10 to 15 minute treatment consists of several small injections.  The results of a single treatment can last up to 4 months.

Treatment of Blood Vessels and Pigmentation

Broken (superficial) blood vessels, also known as telangiectasia or capillaries, can develop on almost any part of the body and appear as fine red lines.  Pigmentation, brown spots, or "age spots" can also develop almost anywhere, but most commonly develop in areas of sun exposure.  These blood vessels and pigmentation commonly develop as a result of sun damage, rosacea, heredity, injury, and aging.

Lip Enhancement and Rejuvination

With age there is a tendency for lips to lose volume.  Additionally, some people are born with smaller or tighter lips.  Fillers can be used to subtly enhance and restore lip volume, while providing a natural feeling.

Wrinkle Reduction and Volume Correction

Facial wrinkle creases begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers of the skin begin to break down and wear out.  While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from sun exposure, frowning, smoking and smiling.  As these changes are taking place, gravity is also at work, pulling at the skin and causing it to sag.  Numerous treatment options are available to treat fine lines and wrinkles including Botox, fillers, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and skin tightening.

Scar Revision

When tissue is damaged, the body repairs the wound by increasing production of the tough protein collagen at the wound site.  A scar is an area of fibrous tissue left behind on the skin after damaged tissue has healed.

A keloid is a large, irregular scar that outgrows the site of initial surgery.  A hypertrophic scar is an overgrown scar that remains within the confines of the initial injury or cut.  Hypertrophic scars are usually asymptomatic, pink, relatively firm, and cord-like in nature.  The tendency toward the development of hypertrophic scars may be inherited.  Acne is an especially common cause of scarring and can cause several different types of scarring. 

At Boca Raton Skin Institute, we offer many techniques to help improve the appearance of scarring.  Cortisone injections can soften and flatten hypertrophic scars in most cases.  Depressed scars from acne, as well as from trauma and surgical procedures, can be treated with laser treatments.  The altered color and surface texture of scars can also be improved with laser treatments and very light burning (electrodessication).  Very difficult-to-treat scars can also be cut out (excised) leaving behind more cosmetically acceptable scars.