Kybella is a non-surgical injectable for reducing moderate to severe fat below the chin, the area commonly known as a “double chin”. The injection contains a naturally occurring substance in the body, deoxycholic acid, which helps the body absorb fat cells. When properly injected, Kybella destroys fat cells. The FDA approved Kybella as a treatment for adults with submental fat in 2015.
The unique Oxygeneo™ applicator, called Capsugen, is composed of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. When this comes into contact with an exclusive gel of natural active ingredients, the effect generates CO2 and produces a kinetic force that optimizes this chemical reaction generating countless minute CO2 bubbles. The applicator then infuses them into the epidermis creating increased tissue oxygenation, optimal penetration, increased blood flow, oxygen-rich blood in the area, and elevated cell metabolism. This process is called the Bohr effect.
The Q-Switched ND YAG laser targets the specific pigment in the skin, which destroys the damaged skin cells in the treatment area. When it comes to laser tattoo removal, the Q-Switched ND YAG laser targets ink pigment and breaks it up into smaller particles through powerful bursts of energy. The ink is then absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually expelled from the body. The Q-Switched ND YAG laser utilizes two energy frequencies; 1064 nanometers to target deeper skin layers and 532 nanometers to address hyperpigmentation and more superficial layers.
A photofacial, or “fotofacial,” is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL™ photorejuvenation causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial/fotofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment.
A chemical peel involves:
Chemical peels come in a range of strengths. We also do micropeels that require no downtime and are safe.
The ResurFX laser penetrates both the epidermis and the dermis, placing up to thousands of laser spots (per square centimeter) within the skin’s deepest layers, resulting in the visible reduction of stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. ResurFX treatments build collagen, improving the overall texture of the treated area. Unlike standard CO2 laser treatments, ResurFX is safe for use on patients with darker skin tones and no downtime.
The brow lifting procedure may also help smooth horizontal expression lines in the forehead and vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. An endoscopic brow lift is an operation performed through two minor cuts in the hairline. This allows the surgeon to place endoscopes and micro-instruments under the forehead skin to release muscles that cause furrows between the brows and lift sagging brows. Cheek Suture Lift was meant to address sagging underlying tissues of the cheek and jawline by threading barbed sutures into the skin and deeper soft tissues. The non-absorbable threads stay within the deep tissues and provide support.
Stem Cells come from your body’s fat tissues to restore a youthful appearance. Not only are stem cells abundant and easily accessible, but also, there is no rejection risk. The procedure is a lot like the facial fat injections Dr. Boxrud has always provided. Low-pressure liposuction takes the fat, processed, and the tiny cells injected where they will do the best, even mixed with fortifying fat grafts.
Facial fat injections are another way to use our own body’s materials to rebuild lost volume. Fat injections are minimally invasive, heal quickly, and the cosmetic procedure can happen under local anesthesia. Rather than undergoing major surgery, talk to Dr. Boxrud; she is a published expert on using fat both alone and with other procedures to enhance appearance safely and naturally.
Rejuvenating the neck and jowl under local anesthesia is a great way to restore youthful freshness. Dr. Boxrud often pairs this facelift with eyelid contouring or forehead lifting in some cases. It’s very enduring, with effects lasting years. Feather lifts, or Thread lifts, are minimally invasive procedures where thin, flexible sutures are threaded underneath the skin from the ear to the hairline to rejuvenate sagging foreheads, neck, eyebrows, and cheeks. You’ll see the best results after a few months and the benefits of a feather lift.
Entropion refers to a condition in which your eyelid rotates inward. Your eyelashes rub against your eye and cause redness, irritation, and abrasions on the cornea of your eye. Entropion, or eyelid retraction may cause the eyelid to rotate outward or downward. Treatment involves a relatively simple surgery that can be performed in an outpatient setting.
The main symptom of a droopy eyelid is that one or both upper eyelids droop, causing issues with vision. Many patients find that this is bothersome to both driving and reading. Surgery can be performed in several different ways to address when this ptosis of the eyelid is present.
A dry eye occurs when the tears’ quantity and/or quality fails to keep the eye’s surface adequately lubricated. Experts estimate that dry eye affects millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye increases with advancing age. We have a sophisticated way to address these issues.
Dermal fillers are typically the treatment of choice for eliminating eye bags without surgery. For patients whose eye bags are caused by cheek deflation, dermal fillers can restore the smooth transition from the under-eye to the cheeks, thereby eliminating the appearance of bags under the eyes. Some patients with excess fat under the eyes can benefit from this treatment. When surgery is done, we move the fat under the eyes into the hollowed areas.