Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Skin Treatments

By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: January 17, 2012

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Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Skin Treatments

The human body is made up of roughly 20 square feet (2 square meters) of skin covering the average human body. Weighing 6 pounds (2.7 kilograms), the skin is self-possessed with two main layers: the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (inner layer).

Denoted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 80 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in the offices of cosmetic plastic surgeons in 2010 were nonsurgical skin treatments.

Two new devices in the last year alone are used for the nonsurgical removal of fat, Zerona and Zeltiq, the latter of which is quickly achieving favor as a surgery free alternative to liposuction. One hour treatments of Zeltiq are designed to freeze and kill fat cells without damage to the skin or internal organs.

Patients may be more accustomed to cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts, tummy tucks, breast implants, and liposuction, however more and more patients seeking anti-aging treatments are opting for non-invasive procedures such as mesotherapy, sound wave directed Ultherapy, photodynamic allumera skin rejuvenation, and photofacial IPL treatments centering on the innovative Intense Pulsed Light system, which penetrates deep below the skin's surface to re-ignite the production of collagen and other connective tissues.

Dermal fillers such as Botox have opened the door for other increasingly alluring treatments like Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane, which are used to treat deep wrinkles in the face. These injectables give way to a more natural, youthful look to one's features compared to other surgical procedures.

Chemical solutions, an additional alternative to freshly delight skin that is unevenly pigmented or destroyed from the sun, known as chemical peels differ in strength depending on the type of blemishes one wants to address.

Your skin is often the first place on the human body that reflects ones age, stress, and damage due to sun exposure, the elements, and birth defects.  Treating these delicate issues is as easy as finding a plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area.

Dermal Fillers

Whether you are looking to minimize fine lines and wrinkles or enhance your features, dermal fillers are here and constantly changing and improving with patients’ needs. Dermal fillers are a very attractive choice because of the superb results minus downtime or recovery.

Collagen Injections

Collagen injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to fill in frown lines, crow's feet and other unsightly signs of aging.

Fraxel Laser

Fraxel laser treatment thoroughly improves skin tone, fills out fine lines and evens out skin discoloration by treating miniscule segments of the skin. This type of discerning treatment sources collagen to regenerate while not distressing the rest of the skin's surface. The laser dives deep into the dermis creating microscopic columns leaving the surrounding areas unharmed. The minimally invasive therapy is used to treat the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms, as well as stretch marks.


Let’s face it, plastic surgery clinics and medical spas are all the rage and for very good reasons.  For every cosmetic concern, there is a surgical or non-surgical solution that will fit in the patients’ lifestyle. Ultherapy is the non-surgical solution to facelift surgery.


Mesotherapy is a new technique used by cosmetic surgeons to reduce the appearance of aging, rejuvenate the skin, treat minor injuries or blemishes and assist with weight loss.

Allumera Skin Rejuvenation

Allumera Skin Rejuvenation is a photodynamic cosmetology treatment that consists of a dermatological cream that is applied to the face and then radiated with light, which removes diseased cells causing a reduction in dark under eye circles and puffiness, pore size, crow’s feet, and fine lines.

Permanent Makeup (Micropigmentation)

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, enhances your facial appearance through of form of surface tattooing. This enhancement procedure is revolutionizing the traditional world of cosmetics. Envision the perfect lush eyebrows, strikingly defined eyes deliciously appealing lips, permanently camouflaged scar… but imagine them lasting several years instead of overnight.

Photofacial (IPL) Treatment

The low risk non-surgical plastic surgery or dermatology treatment called Photofacial (IPL) centers on the innovative Intense Pulsed Light system, which penetrates deep below the skin's surface to re-ignite the production of collagen and other connective tissues.

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