Look younger and more vibrant with little or no down time!
In youth, your skin has an abundance of both collagen and hyaluronic acid. These substances are vital for your skin to maintain its smooth and supple appearance. Collagen is a protein that provides your skin with structural support. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that attracts and binds water. Hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin and gives it volume.
Dr. Dimino expertly uses Restylane and Hylaform to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds and acne scars. These are FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based cosmetic fillers. They are natural, safe, injectable fillers with great, long lasting results. They typically last six months to one year and there is no pretesting required. Dr. Dimino performs these procedures in her office under local or topical anesthesia with little or no discomfort and almost instantaneous results. Side effects are rare. Depending on the area treated, you may experience some bruising and swelling for 3-8 days. . Bruising can be minimized by avoiding blood thinners (i.e. ASA, vitamin E, etc.) for one week prior to the procedure. Generally no time off of work is necessary.
The next generation in longer lasting wrinkle correction is here. Radiesse is a new FDA approved dermal filler that is injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles, support areas of volume loss and contour specific facial areas. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse works with your body to generate new collagen formation, delivering a natural look that lasts on an average 1 year or more.
Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. It is extremely safe, and there is no need for allergy testing.
The treatment is quick and convenient with immediate results and virtually no down time. To ensure your comfort, Dr. Dimino uses a local or topical anesthetic to numb the treatment site. Dr. Dimino then expertly injects Radiesse into the desired areas and then applies gentle massage. There is usually just mild temporary discomfort, redness and swelling which lasts a few hours to a few days. Bruising can be minimized if blood thinners (ie ASA, Vitamin E, etc.) are avoided pre and post treatment. Aggressive scrubbing, rubbing or facials should be avoided for l week.
Dr. Dimino is highly skilled in the precise applications of Botox for the best cosmetic results and minimal side effect profile. Botox is an easy FDA-approved in office procedure that may produce improvements in moderate to severe frown lines for four months or longer. Botox relaxes frown muscles by temporarily blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract. This relaxation effect may even prevent the wrinkle from getting worse over time. Your comfort is important to Dr. Dimino so we apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to injecting Botox, and the procedure is virtually painless. We recommend avoiding blood thinners one week prior to the procedure to help minimize the chance of bruising.
Dr. Dimino expertly performs all of the laser procedures herself so you are guaranteed the highest level of expertise and knowledge.
There is now a way that you can permanently reduce unwanted hair quickly and with minimal discomfort! Dr. Dimino uses a state of the art GentleLASE system to remove your unwanted hair. This long pulse high energy alexandrite laser safely penetrates the skin and is selectively absorbed by the pigment in the hair bulb. The laser energy is transformed into heat which destroys the hair follicle. The GentleLASE offers a dynamic cooling device which cools the skin as the laser penetrates, providing a comfortable experience for our patients.
Hair grows in a cyclical pattern. It progresses from the growing (anagen) phase to the resting (telogen) phase via the intermediary (catagen) cycle. Hair is most susceptible to permanent reduction in the growing phase. Although virtually all the hairs will be removed each treatment, mainly only the hairs in anagen will experience permanent reduction. Therefore multiple treatments will be necessary. The number of treatments depends on skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. On average about 9-12 treatments are necessary spaced one to several months apart. The procedure can take as few as five minutes or up to an hour depending on the area and density of hair to be treated. Generally, there is an immediate redness around the treated hairs that lasts from a few hours to several days. Side effects are few, especially if patients practice sun avoidance before and after treatment.
Dr. Dimino uses the Fotofacial RF as the next generation in high tech skin enhancement. The Fotofacial RF is a remarkable synergy of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency energy. A wide variety of skin conditions can be treated with this very versatile machine. Blood vessel conditions, such as facial redness and broken capillaries, sunspots and freckles, as well as wrinkles and skin laxity can all be successfully treated with the Fotofacial RF. Generally 5-6 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, achieve 50-75% improvement.
The procedure is very comfortable with little or no "downtime". Generally a topical anesthetic is applied for 30 minutes prior to the procedure. Dr. Dimino then expertly treats the areas of concern. The face is the most commonly treated site, but hands, neck, and the decolletage area are also popular locations for this form of photo-rejuvenation. After each treatment, patients can return to normal activities although sun avoidance is recommended in the immediate postoperative period. Let Dr. Dimino give you beautiful skin at the speed of light.
Dr. Dimino uses the variable pulsed dye laser known as the VBeam to successfully treat facial spider veins, angiomas, rosacea and vascular birthmarks. This procedure is quick, virtually painless and generally has no "downtime". The VBeam gently penetrates the skin and the laser energy is absorbed by oxyhemobglobin within the blood cells. The resulting heat "welds" the blood vessels shut. Pinkness and occasionally bruising occurs. Generally several treatments are necessary depending on the size and density of the vascular lesions. Unlike many large laser centers that use unqualified personnel to run the lasers, Dr. Dimino expertly performs all the laser procedures herself so you are guaranteed the highest level of expertise and knowledge.
We treat everything related to hair, skin and nails such as acne, skin cancer, rashes and fungus.
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