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BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center is a skin care clinic that is committed to improving and maintaining your healthy skin and providing a better appearance that will transfer to a better sense of self, and ultimately lead to a better quality of life.

Hence, our motto at BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center is:  LOOK BETTER. FEEL BETTER. LIVE BETTER.

Conveniently located in twp locations to serve you— the Firewheel Town Center in North Garland, and the Parks Mall in Arlington—we offer a comfortable and tranquil environment where you will receive personal and professional consultations by trained and certified personnel.

Here at BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center, we believe your true first impression is your complexion and skin health. We, therefore, provide a multitude of treatment options as well as a physician only skin care product lines that will help to maintain this crucial aspect of your health.

Maintain Your Youthful Beauty

For those in today’s aging population who are committed to staying in the market place longer or those that just desire to maintain their youthful appearance, we provide a number of treatment options that can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines to bring back and maintain that beautiful look you’ve had through the years.

Specialized procedures and treatments that range from Botox® to Juvederm® and even microdermabrasion are catching the nation by storm.  We are committed to providing the treatment options that the Hollywood stars and physicians all around the country are using on themselves. Trust your face and skin to experienced staff to perform these medical treatments and procedures.

Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Reduction is widely popular non-surgical options
available. Having to change an outfit because you forgot to shave or having to endure a painful waxing session are now things of the past.  With Laser Hair Reduction, we can reduce hair anywhere on your body.

Explore Our Services

Take a moment and experience our website to learn more about each procedure and treatment option, noting the differences between the before and after pictures.

Sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for an exciting journey of discovering how the advances of modern technology and medicine can drastically improve your skin and overall appearance. Be amazed at what we can do without the downtime or expense of surgery, and know that you are in good hands with well trained and certified staff.

Remember, at BioDerm, we want you to

Look Better. Feel Better. Live Better.

CoolSculpting*

CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting technology is a revolutionary treatment on the
market that can literally freeze away fat. The process works when fat cells beneath the skin are targeted using cooling technology. Once the fat cells have been fully frozen, they die, and the body processes and discard the dead cells.

No surgery needed! – Freeze away fat instead

With the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure, there is no need for invasive surgery with excessive downtime. Instead, you can freeze away the fat for good. This treatment has been completely FDA-cleared and provides a safe and effective way of contouring the body. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

Get the shape you have always wanted

You can fully reshape your body and get the figure you have always wanted using the CoolSculpting procedure. In fact, the procedure can be used to reduce the fat content in many different areas of the body. Your provider at BioDerm will be able to devise a custom treatment plan that has been put together just for you.

At the end of your CoolSculpting session, you can return to regular activities within a few days. Since there is no invasive surgery, there is minimal time needed to recover.

Get used to a new you

In the time following your procedure, your body will naturally process and clear away the treated fat cells.

Bioderm Skin Care and Laser Center offers state of the art CoolSculpting services. Contact us for more information today!

Laser Hair Removal*

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Exciting! Exciting! Exciting! There is so much excitement about Laser Hair Removal.

With laser hair removal, we can reduce hair growth nearly anywhere on the human body. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country have experienced the luxury of reduced hair growth. An additional benefit of laser hair removal is its ability to treat and prevent ingrown hair that often causes irritating and inflamed bumps also known as “razor bumps”.

How does it work?
BioDerm uses a breakthrough technology called Intense Pulsed Light to destroy hair follicles at their base to prevent new hair from growing at that site. This means that the light energy is absorbed in the targeted hair follicles while sparing the surrounding, healthy skin tissue. The intense pulsed light is administered in small bursts to minimize any discomfort. The hair will subsequently fall out within a few days. Each patient skin type is unique so our Physician Trained Staff can individualize your treatment to fit your skin color, hair color, sensitivity to light, and hair density. BioDerm can treat a wide range of hair colors: auburn, dirty blonde, light brown, dark brown and black hair. We can also treat a wide range of skin colors, from light skin to dark skin.


How many treatments will I need?
Significant hair reduction does require 5 or more treatments to adequately cover the majority of hair follicles. This is due to the fact that hair grows in stages, and the light will only treat actively growing hair follicles. With only approximately 25-60% of the hair in any given area in the active phase, each treatment can reduce hair by approximately 25-60%, so the expense of waxing, buying razors and enduring cuts will soon be a thing of the past. The number of sessions needed and results may vary


Is it safe?
Our IPL devices are FDA approved to be safe and effective for Laser Hair Removal.


How long does the treatment take and what are the side effects?
Treatment times vary depending on the size of the area being treated. Large areas like the legs, back or chest can last 30-45 minutes. Areas like the chin, upper lip, nose, ears, underarm, bikini line or side burns generally last 15 minutes. Side effects and complications are rare, but do occur and a thorough explaining of risk and benefits will be addressed at a personalized consultation with our consultant. BioDerm provides an on-site physician to address any complications or side effects.


Does it hurt?
The light is selectively absorbed by the hair and hair follicles. The skin itself is exposed to little heat. Minimal discomfort is experienced and can be alleviated with a cool spray, cool roll, and cool gel.


Do I need to let my hair grow out for treatment?
No. There is no need to let your hair grow out before your treatment. It is recommended that you shave the area prior to your treatment. Do not wax or tweeze the area.

Photofacial*

Photofacial is an innovative breakthrough to come to the non-surgical cosmetic industry. You can now benefit from this remarkable treatment option, which involves a series of intense pulsed light to the skin, to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. The results are younger and healthier looking skin. Our patients continue to recommend the treatment to others so patient satisfaction is the key to why this treatment is becoming a leading treatment option.

What can Photofacials treat?
Photofacials are used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and acne scarring by promoting new collagen production. The procedure is also effective for treating pigmented and vascular lesions, such as age or sun spots, melasma, rosacea, port-wine stains, telangiectasia (broken or dilated blood vessels), redness or flushing, benign moles, and other skin blemishes. Although photofacials are most commonly used on the face, treatments can be done nearly anywhere on the body. Often referred to as a “Mini-Facelift”, your skin will appear tighter, firmer, and smoother as you receive ongoing treatments. Occasional maintenance is suggested to maintain these results, based on your sun exposure and other environmental factors.


Why photofacial treatments instead of a facelift?
The biggest advantage of photofacial treatments is that there is little downtime or recovery period. Treatments can be done during your lunch break and you can usually return to work or resume your regular activities immediately. No surgery means less pain, reduced risk of complications and infections, and makes it much more affordable.


How long does each treatment take and does it hurt?
Treatment times usually range from 20-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Often described as a rubber band hitting lightly against the skin, any discomfort can be minimized by a cooling agent.


How often do I need treatments?
Initially, 5 sessions every 3-4 weeks apart are recommended to generate the complete turnover of old collagen and produce the optimal treatment effect of therapy. We recommend a maintenance treatment program, which will be discussed on an individual basis following the initial treatment series to maintain a youthful appearance. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


What results can I expect?
Even with the first treatment, most patients will notice an improvement in their skin tone, texture and complexion although individual results may vary.  Patients often notice an improvement of vascular and pigmented lesions, and with each succeeding treatment, usually have more supple and firmer skin with improved reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.


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MicroPeel*

MicroPeel involves both a microdermabrasion and a light chemical peel.  In addition to microdermabrasion, micropeel reduces old dead skin, debris, and acne forming bacteria. It unclogs pores, reduces fine lines, and evens skin tone. These benefits are augmented by the subsequent application of a chemical peeling agent, which reduces fine lines, acne scarring, and superficial blemishes present in your skin.

By doing the Microdermabrasion first, it allows more effective penetration of the chemical peeling agent, leading to better and faster results. Following the treatment, your face is revitalized by our physician-only skin care product line to help rejuvenate, moisturize and protect your skin. A MicroPeel treatment typically lasts 30 minutes – that’s why this treatment is often referred to as the “Lunch Time Peel.”  The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

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Microdermabrasion*

This treatment option to help exfoliate the superficial layer of your skin which helps unclog pores, reduce bacteria, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone by reducing sun damaged skin. It involves minimal recovery time / discomfort, and allows you to resume normal activities immediately.

What is the treatment like?
This procedure requires no anesthesia, and will not adversely lighten or darken dark skin, as some exfoliating treatments can do. Here at BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center, we use medical grade physician-strength microdermabrasion instruments that involves diamond tipped hand pieces to help gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin, which in turn will stimulate new and healthy skin growth. Our professional staff will adjust the abrasion strength as needed depending on the individual skin condition. Following the treatment, your face is revitalized by our physician only skin care product line to help rejuvenate, moisturize and protect your skin. You can then immediately resume your regular activities, with only mild skin pinkness, which generally fades within an hour or two. It will leave you with a beautiful, healthy, radiant glow. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


What can it treat?
Microdermabrasion is able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, blackheads and whiteheads, superficial pigmentation, reduce acne forming bacteria, improve acne scarring, and give the skin a healthy, fresh glow. Individual results may vary.


Who are candidates?
Microdermabrasion is ideal for individuals who don’t want to undergo any downtime or long healing time, high expenses, severe discomfort, and possible side effects of alternative skin resurfacing treatments such as deep chemical peels, dermabrasion or skin resurfacing. Generally, anyone is a candidate.


How long does it take?
A full face treatment typically lasts about 15 – 30 minutes so it can actually be done during your lunch break, although individual treatment time may vary. A microdermabrasion is a simple way to maintain healthy skin year round, and can complement your home skin care regimen.


What skin care products are recommended in combination with microdermabrasion?
These treatments will likely be combined with physician-prescribed medical strength skin care products, from a physician only product line, to enhance the results of the microdermabrasion treatment.


How long will the results last?
The duration of the effects of each treatment will depend on how vigilant you are at maintaining adequate hydration of your skin with moisturizers and how well you protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen SPF 15 or higher. Following the initial series, periodic maintenance microdermabrasion treatments (every few weeks, depending on the skin condition) are often recommended.

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Chemical Peel*

Chemical peels are a great option for those who wish to smooth out mild acne scars, unclog pores, or just want that new glow from healthy rejuvenated skin. Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to reduce the damaged outer layers of the skin. This promotes healthier and younger looking skin. At BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center, we can determine which peel is right for you depending on your expectations, skin type, and severity of the skin condition being treated.

What is the treatment like?
A chemical peel involves first cleansing the face, following by application of different chemical agents that results in a controlled reduction of the most superficial layer(s) of the skin, removing dead skin, blemishes, acne creating bacteria, acne scarring, and unclogging pores in that region. This in turn forces the body to produce new skin void of these unwanted blemishes and lesions. In the hands of our trained, certified and licensed medical personnel, your face is revitalized by our physician-only skin care product line to help rejuvenate, moisturize and protect your skin. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


What does it treat?
It can help treat acne scarring, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented(dark spots) ares, sun damaged skin, freckles, melasma, improve skin texture and remove small blemishes throughout the face to even out skin tone, although individual results may vary. By removing old, dead skin and blemishes, chemical peels can make way for the new skin to surface and thus improve the appearance of your skin. A chemical peel can exfoliate your skin, unclog pores and destroy bacteria to prevent future acne from forming.


How long is the downtime or recovery time and what are the side effects?
There is minimal downtime for light chemical peels. However, depending on your skin condition and how sensitive your skin is, the procedure may cause some flaking, redness, dryness, or skin irritation for 18-24 hours. This is normal because as the new skin is developing , the old skin will slough off. You can expect to engage in normal activities the day of treatment. For those who are sensitive or prefer not to undergo any scaling or peeling or prolonged redness, we can tailor your chemical peel to create the desired results.


Does the treatment take long?
Full face light and medium chemical peels take approximately 15-30 minutes, although individual treatment times may vary.


What skin care products are recommended in combination with chemical peels?
These treatments will likely be combined with physician-prescribed medical strength skin products, from a physician only line to enhance the results of the chemical peels.

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Clarisonic Facial*

The Clarisonic Deep Facial treatment is a uniquely designed facial with a medical benefit to cleanse, nourish and revitalize skin cells. Different from your typical day spa or nail salon facial, BioDerm’s Clarisonic Deep Facial is able to reduce the effects of aging caused by the sun, free radical damage, and exposure to pollutants. The treatment can be used alone, but its effects can also augment different treatments offered here at BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center. When used in combination with remedies such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and/or IPL treatment, the benefits are increased. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

This skin care facial treatment will offer a deep cleansing and deliver 87 different combinations of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids to revitalize skin cells. It uses 4 steps to help revitalize the skin:


1. CLARIFYING (Clarisonic)

This is a pre-treatment cleansing step utilizing the Clarisonic brush. The flexing action between the outer and inner brushes works deep within the pores to loosen dirt and oil. Its back and forth oscillating motion of the inner brush moving at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second and two dynamic zones of the brush can effectively clean, clarify and stimulate the skin. So powerful, it is more than 2X’s as effective as manual cleansing. This will increase the absorption of the essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids we add to the skin.


2. EXFOLIATING

This is defined as the active reduction of dead skin, dirt, and bacteria that build up daily on the skin surface. It is an essential part of cleansing the facial skin. Plus, this step opens the natural barrier function of the skin so it can receive the active nutrients and vitamins.


3. CLEANSING

This utilizes an exclusive cleansing solution which is applied following a thorough exfoliation to condition and tone the skin. This step only utilizes natural mint extracts. The cleanser is designed to not irritate the newly exposed surface skin cells while killing the acne producing bacteria present on the skin.


4. HYDRATING

Hydration functions to supply moisture and nourishment to the skin surface. The process of “Osmotic Hydration” is employed using enzymes and amino acids to draw moisture from the air as well as beneath the skin, targeting the critical cells lying beneath the outer layer of the skin, thus providing skin cells with more nourishment. In this critical phase of the treatment, an intense topical vitamin mask is applied employing hand massage techniques.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does it feel like?
A soothing, soft scrub of the face is followed by a cleansing treatment with a final mask to remove all impurities. You’ll feel refreshed and your skin will feel revived and vibrant.

How long does the treatment take?
Each treatment times usually lasts 15-20 minutes, although individual results may vary.

What are the benefits and how is this different from a typical facial?

  • Exfoliates away dead old skin, bacteria, dirt, and oil
  • Infuses essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes
  • Appropriate for all ages and all skin colors and skin types
  • Hydrates Dry skin, controls oily skin
  • Kills acne forming bacteria for those with mild to moderate acne sufferers
  • Augments other treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, resurfacing or photofacials
  • Typical facials feel good but often lack actual dermatologic benefit.

How much does it cost to speak to someone to see if a Clarisonic Deep Facialis for me?
It’s absolutely FREE! Stop by today for your complimentary consultation with one of our skin care specialists who will happily answer any questions you may have. Stop wasting your time with a typical facial and start feeling and looking better with BioDerm’s Clarisonic Deep Facial TODAY!

Why sit through another typical facial with no real medical benefit when you can enjoy a Clarisonic Deep Facial available here at BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center. Our Clarisonic Deep Facial is more than just a feel good massage; it is a cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, and infusion process that involves penetrating vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential amino acids into your skin while removing dead old skin, dirt, oil, and acne forming bacteria. Great for yourself and even better as a gift!

Stop by at a BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center near you to start feeling more refreshed and revitalized TODAY.

Botox® Cosmetic*

BOTOX is the explosive and dynamic treatment option to hit the country in years. Though used by physicians and Hollywood movie and television stars for years, the general public is just now realizing the extraordinary benefits of BOTOX. BOTOX is easily becoming the sought out treatment option to help reduce wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and frown lines.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a highly refined and purified protein, produced and manufactured by Allergan. FDA approved, the protein is subsequently injected into targeted muscles, which relaxes the muscles that causes wrinkles and lines to form. The actual live bacteria is never injected. Treatments are quick and simple, involve no down time, have minimal discomfort, and are non-surgical.  The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


What is the treatment like?

Each treatment session will usually last 15 minutes but treatment time may vary based on each individual needs. The process consists of a few injections into the targeted muscle(s). There is no recovery time. You can even do it during your lunch break. Although no anesthesia is required, we can reduce any discomfort by using a topical numbing cream prior to the injections. You may resume normal activity immediately after the procedure.


How does BOTOX work?

The BOTOX protein injected into the targeted muscle will block the nerve from signaling the specific muscle to contract. Preventing contractions of the muscles means no movement of the over lying skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles.  Your healthcare provider will know how much BOTOX is needed to treat you effectively. Also, if you are concerned with side effects or complications associated with long term use, don’t be. Muscles that are injected still remain in fine working order, even after years and years of treatment. In other words, if you have been treated with Botox for years and one day you decide not to continue with treatments, your muscles will resume normal functioning.


Are there any advantages to starting younger?

Usually it is to the patient’s advantage to start younger. That way you can prevent deep lines from forming. It is better to prevent wrinkles than to treat them. Also, with continued use, the effects of BOTOX will usually last longer and longer with each subsequent treatment, although individual results may vary.


What will I look like after my injection?

The majority of patients will have a few red dots in the areas that have been injected. These marks typically take 15 minutes to go away, but can vary from patient to patient.


What are my restrictions after the injection?

Due to the mechanism of action of BOTOX, it is recommended that certain activities are restricted for 4 hours following injection, such as getting a facial or massage, drinking alcoholic beverages, flying, exercising and straining. It is recommended you do not  touch or rub the area as well as lay down or fall asleep within 4 hours of your treatment.


What areas can BOTOX treat?

Botox is most often used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles around the eyes, and wrinkles between the eyebrows.


Is it true that BOTOX last longer and longer the more you do it?

What is important is the interval between injections. The effects of BOTOX will usually last longer and longer with each subsequent treatment but individual results may vary. It is recommended that you do not allow your wrinkles to return to 100% movement before getting another injection, as the BOTOX will have to start over from scratch in reducing wrinkles. If administered before the effects wear off, thus maintaining a wrinkle free area, this has been shown to extend the time BOTOX will be effective.


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Results are visible within a few days and usually last between 3-6 months, although individual results may vary.

Juvéderm®*

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. Our patients note a difference of 7 to 10 years off their appearance with no surgery needed, although individual results may vary. Juvéderm is noted last up to 12-18 months, and is made by the makers of BOTOX. No scalpel, no anesthesia, no stitching, minimal downtime, and no ‘facelift’ appearance. Just your natural beauty…enhanced! All done at our award winning medical spa, and at a fraction of the cost of surgical improvement, done in about 1 hour. Instead of $15,000 to take years off your appearance, treatments are at a fraction of the cost and the number of syringes needed is based on each individual assessment. Why wait? Come by today to learn more about this remarkable procedure.


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Juvéderm – Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler is a remarkable treatment option to reduce deep wrinkles immediately, dramatically, and with long-lasting results. This FDA approved option is being utilized by physicians around the country for patients who desire to reduce deep wrinkles around their mouth, nose and chin that are too deep to adequately respond to other treatment options. Juvéderm is a dermal filler used to reduce and treat deep wrinkles and lines, shape facial contour, and add volume to lips. Results can be seen immediately after treatment and the effects are long lasting. Treatments often last from 12-18 months, depending on how fast your body will break down the Dermal Filler. One of the advantages of Juvéderm is its ability to produce results immediately, and the procedure can be done in a gradual manner to assure your desired results. Sessions of treatment needed and results may vary


Why Choose Juvéderm?

Over time skin begins to lose volume and structure from the gradual loss of collagen complexity. That’s when fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Juvéderm, which is FDA approved, can offer you a natural beauty lift by using your body’s own material. It is a crystal- clear, biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel, which is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous, producing a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and safe to the skin. When satisfied with your initial treatment, you may choose to follow up whenever you wish. With Juvéderm, you are always in charge of your look, reapplying treatments to any of the aging signs you prefer to focus on, yet allowing your face to change as needed.

 

 

How long will the treatment take?

Treatments may take from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the correction you wish to have performed, although individual results may vary.


Which facial areas respond best to treatment?

Fillers work exceptionally well on wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and lips. Juvéderm is primarily used on areas with deep wrinkles that will not resolve with other treatment options, like vertical lip lines or deep cheek fold lines (also known as nasolabial). It can also be applied to create fuller lips or just improve that downward angle at the corners of the lips. Juvéderm is also used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to obtain an overall enhancement.


How are treatments performed?

Juvéderm is an in-office procedure. A numbing agent will be initially used to minimize any discomfort. During the treatment, a tiny needle is used to inject the Juvéderm into the skin.


What can I expect after the treatment?

Following the treatment, you are expected to follow post-treatment instructions that will help minimize bruising and swelling. While some mild swelling and some slight bruising at the treatment site may occur, the swelling usually last for a few hours to a few days and can be minimized with ice packs. If bruising occurs, it usually resolves within a few days which can generally be covered with make-up. Results can only be evaluated after the swelling has subsided.


Acne treatment*

What is Acne?
Follicles, often called pores, sometimes get blocked. As a result, sebum (your body’s natural oil which normally drains to the skin’s surface) builds up and allows bacteria to grow. These bacteria produce chemical and enzymes and attract white blood cells that cause inflammation. When the wall of the blocked follicle breaks down, it spills everything into the nearby skin, leading to lesions or pimples.

Acne treatments at BioDerm

  • Chemical Peel
  • IPL Acne
  • Microdermabrasion

 

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Chemical Peel
A chemical solution can help treat acne-scarred skin. This procedure removes the old scarred skin to make way for the newly skin to surface and thus improving the appearance of the condition. The chemical peel also exfoliates clogged pores and destroys the bacteria to prevent acne from forming.

IPL Acne
Acne light treatment is a wonderful option to help destroy the bacteria responsible for acne. The broad spectrum of light will destroy the acne bacteria for a quick clearance of current acne breakouts and at the same time, the light penetrates deeper into the skin and promotes collagen growth and reduces pore size helping to prevent future acne from forming.

The treatment dramatically clears up to 80% or more acne in just a few weeks. This is a great alternative to conventional treatment such as creams and oral antibiotics. This offers acne sufferers a drug-free, easy and effective alternative without the side effects commonly found with medications. Patients have been extremely happy with the results and enjoy benefits of long lasting clear skin after just a few treatments.

 

Microdermabrasion

Diamond tipped microdermabrasion hand pieces gently exfoliate away the top layer of the scarred skin, which in turn will stimulate new skin growth. Our professional staff will adjust the abrasion strength as needed depending on the individual skin. A full face treatment typically last about 30 – 40 minutes, although individual results may vary.

How many IPL acne treatments are required, and what do they involve?
The treatment involves first cleansing the face or affected area. This is followed by an intense light treatment which focuses on the bacteria, yet leaving the skin harm-free and rejuvenated. Following the treatment, your face or treatment area is revitalized by our physician only skin care product line to help rejuvenate, moisturize and protect your skin. An acne light treatment session typically will last 15-30 minutes, although individual results may vary. The number of treatments is determined on an individual basis. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

What should I do between treatments?
You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes or acne at all times. In addition, an anti-bacterial facial cleanser, treatment pads with salicylic acid and a daily moisturizer with sun protection can compliment the effects of the treatment.

Spider Veins*

Scelerotherapy
Are those unsightly spider veins on your legs and body causing unnecessary stress and embarrassment? Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment option to reduce those bothersome and unwanted veins. This treatment can now allow you to show off those smooth, beautiful legs again.


What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are superficial, small, thin unsightly single or clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that usually appear on the thighs, calves and ankles and occasionally on the face, abdomen, and other areas of the body. These vessels are located in the uppermost portion of the skin’s surface. These veins are not an essential part of your skin’s blood supply. Although they are unsightly, they can also cause aching, swelling, burning and night cramps.


What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are caused by factors such as: pregnancy, weight gain, prolonged standing or sitting, long term sun exposure, and genetics. Certain medications, such as birth control pills or hormone replacement medication can also cause spider veins. They form when deep blood vessels have increased in pressure and there is a back flow of blood. Superficial blood vessels are formed at the skin surface to relieve this pressure, thus creating spider veins.


What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a tiny needle with a sclerosing agent into the blood vessel. The introduction of the sclerosing agent will eventually disrupt the lining of the blood vessel wall and cause the vessel to collapse. The body will eventually absorb the blood vessel. Due to the size of the needle and sclerosing agent used, there is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure.


How long does the treatment take and how many treatments do I need?
Depending on the area being treated and the number of veins present, treatment times can last from 15-45 minutes, although individual results may vary. The number of treatments also depends on the number and characteristic of veins being treated. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


What should I expect after treatment?
You are expected to keep the area wrapped in compression stockings or ACE wraps for a few days to keep the spider veins closed and from reoccurring. Some veins will appear darker before they get better. Although a majority of veins will disappear after one treatment, some veins will require repeated treatments to be completely treated. Certain activities that generally cause increased pressure and dilation of blood vessels will need to be avoided for a few days after the treatment to prevent them from returning. Following completion of the treatment, you can expect smooth, beautiful, vein-free skin.


What veins can be injected?
Only small to medium superficial spider veins can be injected. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large, bulging varicose veins.


Is the injection painful?
There may be a slight stinging or pinching sensation.


What are the potential complications of the procedure?
Serious complications are rare.
Side effects may include:

  • staining or brown pigmentation
  • bruising at the injection site
  • allergy from the sclerosing agent

Can I return to normal daily activities after the procedure?
You are to refrain from prolong standing, heavy lifting, exercising, hot baths and showers, saunas, steam rooms and any activity that would cause your blood vessels to dilate for 72 hours after treatment.

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BioDerm Skin Care & Laser Center now has a wonderful option for those bothersome tattoos that have now gone out of favor. Don’t let a spur of the moment decision continue to haunt you. We offer a state of the art device that literally draws the ink out of the skin and helps fade the tattoo with every treatment.

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What is the treatment like?
A laser will be used to destroy the ink located in the deeper parts of your skin, resulting in a lightening of your tattoo. The process does involve approximately 5-8 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, depending on the size, darkness, color, and complexity of the tattoo, but with every treatment, you will notice a continued lightening of the image, until the tattoo is nearly completely invisible. Although a laser will be used, a numbing cream and or icing of the area is available to minimize any discomfort. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.


Will I scar?
Usually, there is little to no scarring involved for most patients. Occasionally, if you have a history of large scars forming from minor trauma (keloid formation), the likelihood of scarring my be higher. Otherwise, the procedure is similar to the actual tattoo process you initially endured, and if you did not scar during the tattoo, you have a very low likelihood of scarring during this procedure.


How long does the process take?
Depending on the size of the tattoo, treatments range from 20-30 minutes, although individual results may vary.


Will the Tattoo be completely gone?
Generally the tattoo is significantly reduced. Typically, at least a 90-95 % lightening is accomplished, depending on the size, depth, and colors involved as well as number of treatments. Also, depending on if the tattoo was professionally performed, may required additional treatments since this usually means more ink is in the skin and more evenly distributed. Continued treatments results in continued fading of the tattoo.

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What causes submental fullness?

Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Some possible causes are:

Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are.

Fortunately, KYBELLA® can help.

KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.

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How does KYBELLA® work?

When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.

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How many treatment sessions will I need?

Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

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How is KYBELLA® administered?

KYBELLA® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process usually takes 15 to 20 minutes,  although individual results may vary. Your healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.

What can I expect after my treatment session?

For most patients, some downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.

Will there be side effects?

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies).
The most common side effects include:

• Swelling • Numbness
• Bruising • Redness
• Pain • Areas of hardness

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Voluma*

Is volume loss in the cheeks making you look older?
As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks also lose volume and the skin may sag. That’s why a more youthful profile starts with the apples of your cheeks.

                                                                                                                                                         

How It Works
Juvederm Voluma XC is injected under the skin using a fine needle. It can add just enough volume to gently lift the cheek area. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

 

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To reduce discomfort during the procedure, Juvederm Voluma XC contains an anesthetic called lidocaine.

Benefits of Voluma: 

    • Adds volume lost to aging in the cheek area
    • Creates contour and subtle lift
    • Help restore a more youthful profile for up to 2 years with
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    • Provide natural-looking results
    • Is a nonsurgical treatment

 

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