Bellafill for Acne Scars
This filler provides immediate volume below pitted acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin. The PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports your body's own collagen production producing a visible correction with the very first treatment.
The collagen in Bellafill provides immediate volume and lift while the PMMA microspheres remain in place and create a matrix that supports collagen production in your skin for lasting improvement.
Botox injection is probably the most common and widely used cosmetic rejuvenation proceedure. Botox is a protein that blocks the nerve impulses to a muscle, preventing the muscle from contracting and producing a wrinkle. Botox reduces facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes and in the area around the eyes (commonly termed â€ścrows-feetâ€ť). It also can be used to rejuvenate the neck and reduce wrinkles.
The process of Chemical Peels is the application of specific chemical treatments to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers. We use chemical peels to improve skin texture, suppress fine wrinkles and surface laxness and to improve skin luminosity. More aggressively, we can remove post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, treat several types of acne and repair sun damage or acne scars. If desired, freckles, mottled pigmentation, Melasma and brown spots can be greatly reduced or eliminated. We can use peels on the face or other parts of the body.
Chemical peels can:
â€˘ Rejuvenate the skin
â€˘ Minimize pigment problems and irregularities
â€˘ Treat acne damage and scars
It is always important to first have a consultation with your skincare professional to select the chemical peel protocol that is suitable for you, design your treatment schedule and prepare appropriate instructions for you to follow the after treatment. For example, it is now considered best to do mild to moderate peels several times rather than one aggressive treatment. All chemical peels need to be performed by a skincare professional who knows how to evaluate patients and knows their medical history, since some chemicals can have contraindications for some people. Planning by the medical professional will avoid complications and disappointments, patients will experience less downtime and a more comfortable experience at a more affordable cost. To perform a medically correct chemical peel, the professional needs to know:
â€˘ Skin anatomy
â€˘ The aging of the skin and grades of wrinkling
â€˘ Grades and types of pigmentation
â€˘ Types of acne
â€˘ Types of peels
â€˘ Peels protocols
â€˘ Possible Complications
â€˘ Derma planning
Your personal protocol will plan frequency of treatment and type of peel or peels to apply to achieve the best results. We use different agents alone or in combination depending of the patientâ€™s skin type and problem. We also select the percentage of the chemical peel and the frequency of application to treat different skin conditions and to maintain beautiful healthy skin. Occasionally your skincare professional will advise you to use some products to prepare your skin a few weeks before the application of the peel. The main goals in performing peels are:
â€˘ To exfoliate the skin
â€˘ To removed dead cells off the surface of the skin
â€˘ To stimulate and form more collagen
â€˘ To remove scars
â€˘ To tighten the skin
â€˘ To smooth the skin by decreasing the size of the pores.
â€˘ To treat pigment irregularities
What should you expect immediately after a peel?
Some patients report a mild feeling of tightness or a mild redness for few days following treatment. The full recovery process will take 4 to 10 days depending on the peel treatment used. At the end of the peeling process you will show smooth luminosity, fewer enlarged pores and healthy looking skin.
Soft tissue augmentation is important in aesthetic improvement and rejuvenation of facial features. Given the considerable expense in both time and money of surgical approaches, new less-invasive techniques have been developed. Careful, intelligent use of Botox has largely satisfied the requirements for the upper regions of the face and desirable improvements such as wrinkle reduction can now be done. But there has been a necessity to create agents that could be used to address deficiencies in the lower regions of the face.
In addition, there was a realization in the field of esthetics of the desirability of making the face look more 3 dimensional. The youthful face appears much fuller; not a pulled, flat, 2 dimensional look. This understanding has become one of the central tenets in the field of soft tissue augmentation.
Over the years many substances have been promoted to cosmetically improve soft tissue deficit and restore volume. One very useful category of substances is the Fillers. Fillers can enhance, and even at times replace, â€śpullingâ€ť to remove wrinkles. In addition, as mentioned, filling creates a more pleasing roundedness than pulling. And filler for subtle lip augmentation is something that is here to stay. Initially Fillers were used for wrinkle and line filling. Newer applications such as facial shaping are being developed by advanced practitioners.
As these new techniques have been developing, new products are continually appearing at an even increasing rate. The list of available filling agents a decade ago consisted of 5 substances. Now there is a cornucopia of agents available for the practitioner to use. This places considerable responsibility on the medical aesthetician to understand the applications, advantages and disadvantages of a constantly growing family of products. Today, the more common products would include: Alloderm, Facia, Fat, Artercoll, Goretex, Perlane, Collagen, Restylane, Zysplast, Zysderm and the newer agents like Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. Many older fillers are now disappearing from the market as newer, better substances are developed. For example, Silicon should be used with caution and is not approved in the U.S. But some less informed practitioners are still using out-dated materials and techniques. As always, buyer beware!
The results that can be achieved depend on the agent used, its durability, the amount used and the technique. Frequently, fillers can be used in combination with Botox to improve fine lines and fill in deficits. The initial indication for Fillers was to improve nasolabial folds, contour lips, enhance cheekbones, correct defects in the nose and suppress scars. Newer indications include volume restoration of the temporal area, jaw line, marionette lines and the area under eyes. Fillers can also be used to rejuvenate hands, giving a more youthful look.
The reason why these new semi-permanent filler agents work well is because the face is a dynamic process and changes over time. Permanent fillers will not adapt to these natural changes. In addition, these new fillers stimulate the collagen and improve the skin texture. The aging face is a dynamic process and as time goes on one can always add and refill again. Remember, a combination of aesthetic procedures can yield enhanced results when used simultaneously, for example, Fillers used in combination with Botox, Laser or Chemical Peels.
The dermal Filler restores volume and contours facial anatomy. Compared to surgical procedures it is less invasive, has lower risk, little or no down-time and is cost effective. It is important to schedule an appointment with a professional to discuss the best possible treatment options. Together you can assess, plan and perform volume enhancement to replace your biometric volume loss. Patient satisfaction with the results achieved using Fillers is high, with some studies reporting a 90% satisfaction level after 3 years. Some newer Fillers are semi-permanent and last even longer.
Do You Show These Signs of Aging?
1. Skin color more gray because of less blood flow.
2. Fine vertical lines around the mouth
3. Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks â€śwornâ€ť, or â€śtiredâ€ť or â€śdroopy.â€ť The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.
4. Scars from trauma, acne, or chicken pox?
Ways to Rejuvenate the Faceâ€¦
With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way? You may have tried some of the following strategies:
â€˘ Skin creams and facial peels by a skilled aesthetician can be very helpful but sometimes are just not strong enough to rejuvenate the tissue adequately.
â€˘ Retin A and other prescription medications (like hydraquinone) also improve texture and should be carefully prescribed in a way that gives benefit without adverse effects. But, still, the results can be slow and less than whatâ€™s needed.
â€˘ Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than whatâ€™s needed for some people (especially when lots of extra skin is not the main problem).
â€˘ Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane) lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the personâ€™s face or even foreign to this planet. The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture.
The multipotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to â€śrepairâ€ť the skin that was never injured! The resultâ€¦younger-appearing skin!
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years!
Use Your Blood to Rejuvenate Your Faceâ€¦
Many would do better with surgery, or laser therapy, or BotoxÂ®, or simply PRP or an HA filler used alone. All of the providers on this web site display passion about offering you the right procedure for your face.
To keep your skin healthy and glowing, a regularly scheduled Facial is your first defense. Depending on your needs and desires, your skin type and your personal conditions, the Bella Donna Aesthetician will recommend a facial appropriate for you. The most common Facials would include Deep Pore Cleansing, Retinol Facial, Vitamin C Facial and Luminosity Facial.
The most common, a Deep Pore Facial involves a relaxing face and neck massage followed by facial steaming to open the pores and extract impurities and excess oil. This treatment is recommended for acne or acne-prone skin and as an adjunct to a personalized program of regular care.
Facials are commonly combined with Masks, Microdermabrasion and other modalities of Skin Care.
Hair removal with laser
Removal of unwanted body hair has been an incessant fight since puberty.
So what you are looking for is a permanent solution to unyielding body hair.
Laser hair removal provides hair reduction by permanently reducing the number of hair follicles that produce hair by 75-90 percent. We know from years of experience that you should achieve about 80 percent reduction in hair, leaving you with a few slow growing fine hairs in the treating area. One critical exception is the face and neck.
While you won't be 100 percent hairless you will be substantially less hairy, which means you will spend less time trying to maintaining or control it. Those issues will be a thing of the past. Laser hair removal will save you both time and money and greatly enhances your personal appearance.
Call today for an appointment!
Hyperhydrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhydrosis is a condition in which there is an excessive production of sweat. This problem is most pronounced in the underarms, palms of the hand or soles of the foot. While the exact cause is unknown, this is commonly a genetic condition. Estimates say up to 1.3 million people in the U.S. have this condition. Unfortunately many persons hesitate to discuss this condition with their physicians even though it can greatly affect their daily lives.
There are 3 common treatments.
1. Use of a strong prescription antiperspirant.
2. Botox injections.
3. Surgery (invasive).
Botox injections have been approved by the FDA for this application since 2004. This is the least invasive and most effective approach, especially in the underarm area. Treatment is effective up to 200 days post-treatment.
For more information call 470-299-6134, where we offer this type of treatment.
A Photofacial involves a series of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments that improves the appearance of Rosasea flushing and sun damaged skin, suppresses age spots and photo-aging and improves skin texture. IPL also improves the appearance of mild acne scars, reduces large pores, corrects dark circles around the eyes and reduces fine lines. This powerful treatment involves little to no "downtime"; normal activities resume immediately.
Other applications for this exciting new medical technology include hair removal or hair reduction, acne and associated complications, vascular lesions and skin tightening.
The intense light is applied as a series of gentle pulses to the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by any abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. Lesions darken and then slowly they flake off or are absorbed by the body. Treatment can take place as frequently as every 3 weeks.
For optimal results, a series of five treatments is recommended. Some patients see significant improvement with two or three treatments while others might require more. Follow up treatments may be needed once a year to maintain desired results.
Schedule your consultation and discover how this treatment can benefit you!
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Important Information
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.
Important Safety Information
Are there any reasons why I should not receive any JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulation?
Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.
What precautions should my doctor advise me about?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied
The safety of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels in patients under 18 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 years or over 65 years has not been studied
The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM® XC for areas other than facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for areas other than the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation, or facial wrinkles and folds, have not been established in clinical studies
The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area have not been established in clinical studies
Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment
Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with these products may be at a higher risk for side effects
Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection
Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site
Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment
What are possible side effects?
The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. With JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects are mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and last 2 to 4 weeks. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, side effects were predominantly mild or moderate, with a duration of 30 days or less.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.
As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.
Please also visit Juvederm.com for more information
Available by prescription only.
Kybella for Double Chin
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (double chin). Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients worldwide.
After being treated with Kybella, patients reported an improvement in their self-image including feeling happier and younger because of their new chin profile.
Overall, 79% of patients treated with Kybella reported satisfaction with the new appearance of their face, chin and neck.
The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally-occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of body fat. Kybella is approved for persons of 18 years and older and itâ€™s safety is well established. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness around the treatment area. For detailed information on possible side-effects please refer to the Kybella website.
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. The technique will require multiple injections into the fat under your chin. Up to six sessions may be administered on a monthly schedule. When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. When the desired aesthetic result is achieved, a requirement for retreatment is not expected.
Bella Donna Medical Aesthetics is now offering Kybella treatment for patients with moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat). For more information or to schedule a Consultation, please phone or Contact us.
Latisse is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow and enhance your eyelashes. Results are often seen in as little as 2 weeks. Daily use for a period of 12-16 weeks is then followed by a maintenance dose once or twice weekly for longer, fuller and darker eyelashes.
Call our office for prices and specials!!
LED Therapy uses a photo-modulation instrument that can be tuned to yellow, red or infrared wavelengths. This varies the energy of the light beam. The energy from the light beam works on the cell mitochondria, the enery-producing organelles of the cell, to enhance rejuvenation. The light energy also creates a reaction inside the cells to induce thickening or production of collagen, reduce superficial wrinkles, decrease redness and inflammation and to improve overall skin texture.
Lightwave LED has developed protocols to maximize the efficacy of LED treatments with 15 different skin enhancement protcols, including 2 settings specifically for targeting stretch marks, a common problem. Treatment sessions usually run for 20 minutes and are administered twice a week for 6 weeks, followed by a reevaluation.
Treatments can be applied from the shoulders to the breasts and over the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. It commonly takes 6 months for the small fibulae elements to connect into a network and tighten the skin. The effect will then continue for another 18 months during the remodeling phase. LED Therapy can be used for acne, sun damage, superficial wrinkles or stretch marks and works on all skin types including suntanned skin.
This is a very comfortable procedure. Many patients read a book or even sleep during the treatment.
Check more information in our micro-site at: emvera.me/skinrenewalnorcross
For centuries, artists have used the Divine Proportion to create harmony and balance For lips, this translates into a guideline that the upper lip should be about 40% of the total height of the lips and the bottom lip should be about 60 %. From one side to the other, the lips should be symmetrical with the fullness in the center tapering off toward the corners. This creates an attractive â€śCupid's Bowâ€ť, serving as the focal point of the upper lip. When viewed from the side, the upper lip should project slightly beyond the lower lip and a line drawn upward from the corners of the lips should hit the center of the pupils of the eyes.
Everyoneâ€™s facial structure is different - and so is everyone's ideal lip shape and size. At Bella Donna, we have different types of fillers to help to optimize your lip enhancement with a customized treatment that follows well-accepted aesthetic guidelines.Â Applied professionally and intelligently, fillers can help you achieve your own Divine Proportions.
The fillers are commonly a clear gel with of unique formulation, providing the fullness and definition needed to create lips that are just right for you. After treatment you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These symptoms are typically mild and normally last less than 4 days in nasolabial folds and up to 1 week in the lips. Swelling is more likely in patients under 35 years and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.
Properly applied, Lip Augmentation treatments are effective for up to 9 months depending upon the nature of your specific treatment.
Mechanical exfoliation, or Microdermabrasion, involves the use of equipment that sprays fine mineral crystals onto the skin and simultaneously vacuums them back up. These fine crystals gently remove the old outer layers of the skin, which are also vacuumed back into the machine.
Gently removing the old epidermis improves skin texture and luminosity, circulation and elasticity. It can often decrease pore size, remove fine lines and reverse sun-damage.
Microdermabrasion is appropriate for all skin types and persons of all ages. This is a safe, non-invasive procedure for both treatment or as part of a program of preventive maintenance. Microdermabrasion should be combined with an appropriate Skin Care protocol.
A microdermabrasion treatment takes only 15-20 minutes and is commonly done every few weeks or on a monthly schedule.
Microneedling with RejuvaPen
The Micro-needle device is designed to improve acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores and other skin imperfections. This is a remarkable non-laser and non-surgical procedure that causes the skin to stimulate collagen production and new tissue growth, tightens existing skin, suppresses fine lines and wrinkles and reduces scarring and hyper-pigmentation. In addition, there can be a significant decrease in pore size and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved.
How does this work? The micro-needle instrument uses several very fine needles to create thousands of invisible and virtually painless perforations in the skin. By creating these microscopic channels in the epidermis, the body immediately responds by increasing the formation of new skin tissue and refreshing mature skin as well as releasing growth factors that promote scar and hyper-pigmentation repair and healing. After the initial treatment patients will notice that their skin has a healthy pink glow and that the fine lines are diminished.
Skin naturally takes roughly 4 weeks to synthesize new collagen, but it is up to 4 months before the patient can see the full effect of the RejuvaPen treatment. It is suggested that patients receive 4 treatments spaced at 2 week intervals.
This treatment can be used in conjunction with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) application or growth factor serum to enhance overall results.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
This minimally invasive procedure helps to initiate the regenerative process by harvesting the growth factors that platelets are known to contain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated blood sample that contains high levels of platelets, a critical component of the wound healing process. Platelets contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process.
The goal of the treatment is intentional, targeted inflammation at the point of injury. The result is stimulation of growth factors, attraction of steam cells and instigation of the healing cascade. PRP treatment is autologous, as they are your own blood cells, so there is little to no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
But PRP delivers a concentration of platelets and growth factors that is roughly 4-6 times greater than that found in whole blood.
The treatment is quick, essentially painless and harnesses the body's natural healing abilities without surgery or drugs. We can use this procedure in combination with other aesthetic procedures to enhance results.
PRP is used in combination with micro-needling therapy to treat a variety of medical conditions including:
- Hair Loss
- Epidermal thinning
- Fine lines and Orbicular
- Hair Loss
- Epidermal thinning and volume loss in the face, neck and dĂ©colletĂ©
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Orbicular circles and bags
- Perioral vertical lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Active acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
In addition, PRP therapy has been shown to be effective in combination with radio-frequency, IPL, ablative and non-ablative laser to address pigmentation, texture and others visible signs of solar damage.
For a consultation, call:
770 446 2820
Radiesse for Hands
Don't let your hands give away your age!
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss on the back of the hands. Radiesse is the only FDA approved product for hands augmentation. Radiesse will correct volume in the hands while providing a smooth, natural-looking result that can be seen immediately and can last up to 1 year.
So don't let your hands give away your age.
For consultation call: 770 446 2820.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is an advanced microdermabrasion technique based on new technology, with many applications ranging from treating acne to skin rejuvenation and normalization. Unlike traditional micrordermabrasion, the SilkPeel System combines exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly into the skin. These solutions treat your skin with a variety of active ingredients that address concerns ranging from skin tone and texture related to acne and acne scarring, to hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, fine-line wrinkles and even stretch-marks and the surface appearance of cellulite.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is the only procedure that provides both exfoliation and delivery of skin-specific dermaceuticals under pressure.
SilkPeel is offered exclusively through facilities with a licensed medical director on staff; it is not available at typical day spas or salons. A skin care professional will choose one or more specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address your specific skin conditions. Each gentle pass then abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating, while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. The SilkPeel infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution delivers hydrating, antioxidant, acne-fighting, pore-reducing or lightening infusions into your skin. All skin types can benefit from the SilkPeel treatment.
SilkPeel is very powerful in addressing acne. Most acne treatments focus on the bacterial infection, on reducing sebum (skin oil) production or simply relaxing or decompressing comedones (white- and black-heads). With SilkPeel, the oil that produces comedone formation is first removed with deep cleansing. Removing the sebum (skin oil) from the comedones eliminates the bacteria from pores and comedones and allows the penetration of topical medicines to address the root causes of acne. This technique decreases acne scars with the end result of greater patient satisfaction, leaving a smooth and silky skin.
The SilkPeel is a 10-15 minute treatment and patients can return to activities immediately. The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments. Typically, an initial SilkPeel treatment series is 6 treatments done 4 weeks apart. After that you may continue SilkPeel treatments at 1 month intervals for additional improvement or several times a year as maintenance. However, even one SilkPeel will usually refresh your skin for up to six weeks!
All this and more are the benefits of the SilkPeel! Call us for a consultation with our skin professionals as each day that passes is a day that you age and lose the opportunity to stop the process of aging. The SilkPeel may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as Photo-rejuvenation, Tissue Tightening Lasers, BOTOX Cosmetic and Injectable fillers. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.
A good daily Skin Care maintenance system is your first line-of-defense against an ageing appearance. Proper daily attention is important to improve, rejuvenate and slow down the normal ageing process.
Bella Donna Medical Aesthetics is associated with only the finest names in medical grade Skin Care products. Partner companies such as Zo-Obagi, SkinMedica and gloMineral Makeup work with Dr. Sanchez and Bella Donna employees to ensure that they are always familiar with their latest products. And by attending periodic training courses at the partner companies, Dr. Sanchez is kept well informed on state-of-the-art Skin Care.
Veins treatments (Sclerotherapy)
Sclerotherapy is often requested by patients for aesthetics concerns. But this condition should also be evaluated for possible medical implications. Recent development of dermatitis, thrombophlebitis, cellulitis or ulceration, or the rupture and bleeding of the varicose veins, may indicate complications that should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Symptoms usually include:
â€˘ Dull aching heaviness
â€˘ Fatigue of the legs late in the day or after sitting or standing for a long time
â€˘ Burning, throbbing or itching around the veins
â€˘ Nighttime muscle cramping or unable to get the leg at rest
Modalities of treatment could include:
â€˘ External compression
â€˘ Elevate the legs
â€˘ Endogenous laser treatment
The process of sclerotherapy is intravascular infusion of a chemical substance to cause irreversible endothelial cellular destruction, which leads to vascular fibrosis and obliteration. Usually sclerotherapy is less painful, faster and less expensive than laser treatments for veins of the lower extremities.
Each patientâ€™s treatment will be individualized depending upon the nature of their veins disease. This will require a medical history evaluation including hypertension, diabetes, allergy, history of tobacco consumption, rheumatism and general disease. Surgical history would include any fractures or surgical operations. Gynecological and obstetric history, including the number of pregnancies and miscarriages, plans for future pregnancies, duration, hormone replacement therapy or oral contraception and any variation of symptoms with menstrual cycle.
Success or failure in the treatment of vessels of all sizes has more to do with intrinsic factors than the choice of specific therapy. It is always best to have a consultation with your doctor to decide the best treatment option for you. For your consultation, please make a Reservation with Dr. Juana M. Sanchez Braverman.
Weight Management Program
Overweight and obesity treatment without surgery for children and adults. Obesity is a serious health epidemic that affect one in three Americans
It is estimated that 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. With that number predicted to climb to 120 million in the next five years. Obesity is a chronic disease characterized by excessive body fat or by having a BMI grater than 30. Obesity increases the likelihood of certain diseases and other related Heath problems. It also has a much high correlation with conditions and diseases,such as diabetes, heart disease and many more.
â€˘ High blood pressure
â€˘ High cholesterol
â€˘ Type 2 diabetes
â€˘ Heart disease
â€˘ Gallbladder disease
â€˘ Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
â€˘ Some cancers( endometrial, breast and colon)
â€˘ Liver disease
â€˘ Venus disease
â€˘ Acid reflux
â€˘ Menstrual irregularities and infertility
â€˘ Consult always with a healthcare professional before beginning any treatment program. Because of the health risks associated with severe obesity can be life-threatening,clinical programs, such as medically managed weight- loss. Bariatric surgery and other options are available for treatment. Medically managed weight loss. By a license healthcare professional, such as a doctor , nurse and a register dietitian and or psychologist. These programs typically offer services such as nutrition counseling, metabolism evaluation, physical activity and behavioral therapy. Often, these programs incorporate total meal replacement program.
In addition some physicians may also use medications traditionally prescribe for other conditions/ disease for the treatment of severe obesity. And some insurance are cover for this treatments.