Approach #7 – Ablative Laser Resurfacing
The ultimate in laser therapy, full field ablative laser resurfacing gives your skin a true “reset”. This treatment safely removes the superficial layers of the skin, while tightening the deeper dermal components. It results in a profound increase in soft, healthy, vibrant collagen. This treatment is a “one time” procedure that will remove fine lines, superficial wrinkles, and low pigment age spots. It is remarkably effective around the perioral (mouth lines), and periorbital areas (crow’s feet around the eyes). It also smooths out texture on the cheeks and brows. This type of laser therapy is incredibly effective at reversing the stigmata of aging. Due to its wide ranging effects, we provide this treatment under a twilight level of anesthesia. Recovery time is 7-12 days on average, but the results of this type of resurfacing are hard to resist. This procedure is commonly combined with upper and lower eyelid surgery, facelift, but it is just as effective as a standalone intervention.
Approach #8 – Ultherapy
Imagine all of the collagen without any downtime. Enter Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a first-in-class device that uses high intensity focused ultrasound to produce heat within the deep layers of the skin, and the surrounding connective tissue. The heat then drives production of youthful collagen that subsequently lifts, firms, and tones the soft tissue of the face, neck, decollete’, and body. This procedure is done in a spa setting, and provides durable, reliable results without any need for surgery. With this procedure, there is ZERO downtime. That’s right. ZERO. Clients are able to receive Ultherapy and return to work the same day if they wish!! The procedure is done only with cryotherapy relief and topical numbing agents. For patients who want even greater comfort, we are happy to provide prescription pain medications as needed. Results are commonly delayed, as the collagen cycle can take up to 120 days. This procedure is commonly used in the brow, lower face, neck, decollete’, and abdomen. This procedure is one of Dr. Durkin’s favorites. Ask him about his “new brow”. No more Geico commercials for him!!