Aesthetic Medical Procedures for Hair Removal, Vein Therapy, Skin Care and More
Today, women's healthcare includes more than only gynecology, but a number of safe and affordable procedures to overcome cosmetic concerns that patients may have. This care can help women, and men too, correct life-long cosmetic concerns or the effects of age or medical conditions.
Some of these procedures are aimed at skin rejuvenation through reducing facial wrinkles. Wrinkles can be caused by a complex list of possible factors, including: aging; sun and other weather exposure; stress; hormone changes; the anatomy of facial muscles and their pattern of movement and tone; and other internal and external factors.
For decades now, use of lasers has been an important advance in many areas of medicine, and this has certainly been true for cosmetic procedures. The Center for Gynecology & Women's Health offers a range of such care, including a laser therapy service. Pulsed lasers emit a very brief burst of high-intensity light that's fast enough to limit heat damage in the skin, yet strong enough to vaporize unwanted tissue cleanly. To learn more, download our laser therapy brochure.
Cosmetic procedures available at our center include:
• Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are now providing a way to quickly and easily remove unwanted hair – a capability that had previously eluded cosmetic-surgical practitioners and that can help patients avoid shaving, waxing, plucking, or time-consuming electrolysis. The lasers used today safely and effectively destroy the follicles that produce hair, and allow for a procedure that causes only minor discomfort. Areas of treatment include the upper lip and other facial areas; the chest; the underarms; the bikini area; the area around the breast nipple; or even large areas, such as the legs or back. The procedure is not a guarantee of permanent results, but it vastly increases the period in which the hair is removed, which for most people will be several months or years. And, with multiple treatments, permanent hair removal is possible. Our experienced and well-trained staff can help decide if laser hair removal is appropriate for each patient.
Free Consultation includes a $25.00 gift certificate
towards first laser treatment.
Pseudo-folliculitis - Individuals with thick, highly curly hair-type and those who shave most often are more likely to experience infected hair follicles or folliculitus. When such inflamed follicles are abundant, concentrated in certain areas (especially the face and neck), and due to having a tightly coiled hair type, the condition is called pseudo-folliculitis. The condition is more common in individual who shave often, as this activity irritates follicles and gives short hair roots an opportunity to curl in on the follicle. The result is pimpling that can be painful or scarring. African-American men who shave daily are most at risk for the condition, but this condition of ingrown hair can occur in people of any ethnic background and in women who shave certain areas (including the underarms, groin, or other areas) closely and regularly. Laser treatment to destroy the hair follicles that repeatedly become inflamed in this condition is a safe and effective treatment for pseudo-folliculitis.
Patients enjoy coming to a trusted source such as Aria's Center for Gynecology & Women's health for cosmetic procedures.
The procedure is not a guarantee that the treated individual will be permanently free of pseudo-folliculitis papules, but it vastly reduces the condition for most people for several months or years. And, with multiple treatments, a longer lasting result is possible.
• Laser leg vein therapy
Many people have veins visible in their legs that they consider unsightly and that they would like to have removed. Simple, external laser therapy is a long-established and safe approach for treating such veins so that they are no longer visible. The approach works both for spider veins (which have a fine, web-like appearance and are usually blue or sometimes reddish in color) and small, appropriately suited varicose veins. Blood within the veins absorbs pulsed laser light and coagulates, eventually destroying the vessels, which are then absorbed by the body. Patients experience excellent cosmetic results with little discomfort from the procedure. For more significant varicose veins, Aria also offers both surgical care and minimally invasive, catheter-based vein ablation performed by interventional radiologists.
• Botox injection
This simple, nonsurgical treatment can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. These lines (glabellar lines) result from muscle movement and the passage of time. Facial muscles contract each day, cause a pleating of the overlying skin. After years, those glabellar lines start to remain longer and become more visible.
Botox is FDA approved for treatment of these lines in people from 18 to 65 years of age. The treatment itself takes only about 10 minutes, requires no anesthesia, and involves a few small injections under the area of the frown line. Results can last up to four months, and patients can elect to undergo the treatment every four months.
Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that, over time, cause frown lines between the brows. Each year, physicians or other authorized healthcare providers perform millions of these Botox procedures, making it currently the most popular such medical-provider-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.
Aria's group can provide answers to questions about these and other cosmetic procedures. And when patients seek cosmetic care at Aria's Center for Gynecology & Women's Health, they have the reassurance of knowing that they are receiving treatment from a reputable group at an established, respected medical center.
The center invites prospective patients to take advantage of a free consultation for cosmetic procedures. They will learn more about what procedures are available, what procedures might be right for them, and what the costs are. They also receive a $25 gift certificate, good towards their first cosmetic treatment.