When it’s no longer appropriate, tattoos can easily be removed using medical lasers. Medical Lasers use and intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. Different wavelengths of light remove different colors of ink. When ink particles of your tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into tiny fragments. These fragments are absorbed through your body’s natural cleansing mechanism.
Immediately after treatment, your skin may peel and swell somewhat like a sunburn. Patients can expect a slight stinging feeling, like the snap of a rubber band. However, some patients prefer to be numbed up using a local anesthetic.
Treatments can vary form 4 to 20 at eight weeks apart depending on the color of the tattoo. Most patients will see improvement, which can be quite dramatic in 2-4 treatments. Large or heavily pigmented tattoos can require 10 or more treatments for optimum results.
Side effects may include loss of skin pigmentation and superficial scarring.
Although the exact cause of stretch marks is unknown, body building, weight gain and pregnancy are common causes. Scars can be elevated (hypertrophic or keloids) ore depressed (atrophic).
Whether or not you are treating stretch marks or scars, new laser/IPL technology offers an excellent solution. Also, certain chemical peels and microdermabrasion techniques can be used.
The laser/IPL energy stimulates the collagen to remodel therefore improving the appearance of the scar or stretch mark. The chemical peels and microdermabrasion remove the upper layers of the skin, thereby diminishing scars or stretch marks.
Multiple treatments may be required, however many patients see marked improvement after 4-6 treatments. Patients may experience slight stinging during the treatment.
A forehead lift or brow lift can smooth out the wrinkles and correct drooping brows and heavy lids. This procedure can be performed under tumescent local anesthesia taking 1 to 2 hours.
Selected muscles are removed releasing tissues that cause wrinkling. The eyebrows may be elevated by removing excess skin at the incision.
Recovery time can last between 7-10 days along with the restriction of strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
Sclero Therapy or lasers can be used to treat unwanted blood vessels of the legs. With Sclero therapy a sclerosing solution injected with a micro needle into the vessel which disappears over time.
A typical treatment last approximately 15 minutes associated with minor discomfort.
With Laser Therapy for spider veins a high energy pulse is delivered to the vessel causing it to reabsorb into the body. Laser treatment sessions are generally 15 minutes and multiple sessions are normally required (3-4 treatments). Compression garments are required after both Sclero and Laser Therapy.
A Contour ThreadLift™ with patented Contour Threads™ is a safe and effective procedure that offers minimally invasive rejuvenation for sagging eyebrows, sagging cheeks and jowls. Contour Threads™ are the first non-absorbable barbed sutures cleared by the FDA for lifting sagging contours of the brow, mid-face and neck.
A tiny incision or puncture in the temporal area allows for the Contour Thread™ to be inserted under the skin. Tiny barbs on the tread open and gently lift sagging tissues.
The Procedure normally takes approximately 1 hour under local anesthetic. Most patients can return to normal activity within a few days.
When performed by a certified, experienced physician the procedures are very safe and complications are rare.
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West Lafayette, Indiana