Category Archives: Clinical Skin Care

We offer Medical Skin Disorder Treatments here at the Brentwood Medical Group & Laser Center.

Brentwood Medical Group - skin disorders

Treatable Conditions

Conditions that may be treated include:

  • moles
  • telangiectasia
  • cholesterol deposits
  • ingrown hairs
  • skin tags
  • cysts
  • milia
  • spider naevi
  • clogged pores
  • fibromas
  • acne pimples
  • cherry anigiomas

Procedure & Results

Procedures and results will vary depending on your individual condition.

Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment will vary depending on your individual condition. During consultation, we will inform you of the necessary pre-treatment steps to be followed.

Potential Side Effects & Post-treatment

Post-treatment will vary depending on your individual condition. During consultation, we will inform you of the necessary post-treatment steps to be followed.

Safety Information

Safety information will vary depending on your individual condition. During consultation, we will inform you of the necessary precautions to be followed in regards to safety issues.

We offer three different Dermal Filler treatments here at the Brentwood Medical Group & Laser Center.

About the Treatment

The dermal fillers, Juvederm™ and Radiesse™, are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid that can be used in nonsurgical, physician-administered treatments. Hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. The gels work to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds. The fillers are eased under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis, the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. Please consult with us to decide which filler or combination of fillers are best for meeting your needs.

Treatable Conditions

Conditions that may be treated include:

  • wrinkles and folds in the lower third of the face
  • smiles lines between the nose and mouth
  • small lines above the lip
  • frown lines between the eyes
  • creases at the corners of the mouth

Procedure & Results

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers do not require allergy tests prior to treatment. The entire procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and has no downtime. You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last up to 6 months or more. However, results may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental "touch up" treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.

Pre-treatment

Before treatment, avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, for at least a week in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Potential Side Effects and Post-treatment

After treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages for 24 hours. Some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. Utilize an ice-pack on any irritation or swelling.

Safety Information

Conditions that may exclude you from treatment with dermal fillers include severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, and allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins.

FAQ

What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout the body. For example, it adds volume to the skin, lubricates the joints, and gives the eye its shape.

How do Radiesse and Juvederm differ from other dermal fillers?
Juvederm and Radiesse are non-animal forms of hyaluronic acid. These products have many advantages over similar products used for dermal enhancement. No sensitivity testing is required prior to administration and no allergic reactions have been reported. Additionally, the results of these treatments last much longer than many of the alternatives.

We offer Botox® Cosmetic treatments here at the Brentwood Medical Group & Laser Center.

About the Treatment

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical physician and nurse administrated treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked Botox® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and non-surgical combined). It is the only treatment of this type approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Procedure & Results

The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and has no downtime. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Results appear within days after treatment and may continue to improve for up to a week. Results thereafter show for up to 4 months and may be followed by subsequent treatments.

Treatable Conditions

Conditions that may be treated include:

  • moderate to severe brow frown lines
  • Pre-treatment

    Before treatment, avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti- inflammatories, for at least a week in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

    Potential Side Effects and Post-treatment

    After treatment, avoid heavy exertion and laying face down for a short period following treatment. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.

    Safety Information

    Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. Conditions that may exclude you from Botox® Cosmetic treatments include pregnancy and certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.

    FAQ

    What is Botox®?
    Botox® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that is commonly injected into the forehead to smooth deep lines between the brows. Botox® treatments are non-surgical, minimally invasive, simple procedures. Botox® can also be used to treat crow's feet, upper lip lines, downturned corners of the lips, lower eyelid wrinkles, chin dimples, and neck creases and wrinkles. It has also proven effective in the treatment of migraines and hyperhydrosis.

    Who is the best candidate for Botox®?
    The best candidate is a man or woman between the ages of eighteen and eighty who is interested in improving the appearance of frown lines.

    Where does the Botox® procedure take place?
    Botox® procedures are simple procedure typically performed in a doctor's office.

    Is anesthesia used for a Botox® procedure?
    Anesthesia is typically not required for Botox® injections.

    How do Botox® injections work?
    When Botox® is injected into the muscle tissue, the muscles that cause wrinkles are temporarily paralyzed, thus relaxing and allowing the wrinkles to disappear. It may take several days following surgery for the full effect of the injection to become apparent.

    How long does a Botox® procedure take to complete?
    Botox® procedures involve a few tiny injections and can take as little as five minutes to complete.

    Is there any pain that occurs with the Botox® procedure?
    Botox® injections involve very minimal pain or discomfort and the experience may be likened to plucking the eyebrows.

    What sort of recovery is there after Botox®?
    Botox® procedures are fast, simple and minimally invasive. They involve virtually no downtime or recovery and patients can typically return to their normal activities and work immediately after treatment.

    Are there any risks associated with Botox®?
    The most common side effects occurring with Botox® are temporary. In a very small percentage of patients, slight bruising or a droopy eyelid or eyebrow (both temporary) may occur.

    Are Botox® injections ever covered by insurance?
    Botox® procedures performed solely for cosmetic purposes are typically not covered by insurance, though some degree of coverage may be available for procedures used for medical purposes.

    How long do the results of Botox® last?
    The results of Botox® typically last between three and four months.

We offer a menu of microdermabrasion and facial in a medical settings.

Different peels:

A variety of peels are chosen to meet your specific skin type and needs. Dramatic results are achieved, sometimes after one treatment, sometimes after a series, depending on the type and strength chosen.

Many peels can offer improvement in hyperpigmentation, acne, scaring, fine lines, wrinkles, hydration, laxity and many other problems. Peels are made for all skin types including sensitive, mature, dry, acne, and more. Sensitive skin peels are also great for those that are prone to redness, have broken capillaries, and /or Rosacea. Our goal with peels is for you to notice an improvement in your skin's texture and tone, a lessening of fine lines or scarring, and a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Classic European Facial

This classic facial includes cleansing, steaming, exfoliating, massage, high-frequency, galvanic and serum, mask.

Multi-vitamin Facial

This classic facial provides your face with a burst of multi-vitamins with antioxidants.

Pumice Peel

Our Pumice Peel uses only the finest products from Bioelements to deliver a calming manual microdermabrasion to smooth and refine the skin. Results are instantly reflected in a glowing complexion with reduction of minor skin imperfections.

Rejuvenating Mask

The facial utilizes collagen to treat aging and mature skin types.

Detox Facial / Vacuodermie

The cupping action produces a real revitalization of the cutaneous tissues. Cells oxygenation and waste elimination are stimulated in a significant way.

Vacuodermie will stimulate collagen and elastin production and will enhance skin cell irrigation and nutrition, leaving your skin youthful and radiant.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that plumps and softens skin and has been added to products including lip gloss, eye shadows and moisturizers - and almost everything else in the beauty aisle. Hyaluronic acid is also the key component of several injectable wrinkle fillers.