Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Information
Below is some basic information about our common non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This is not an exhausted list of procedures we offer. Please contact us for more information if your procedure is not listed below.
Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It is also produced commercially for medical, cosmetic, and research use. There are two main commercial types: botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B.
In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated. Full veneer crown is described as “A restoration that covers all the coronal tooth surfaces (Mesial, Distal, Facial, Lingual and Occlusal)”. Laminate veneer in other hand is a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and generally used for aesthetic proposes.
Lip filler is a type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement using injectable fillers such as Juvaderm or Restylane.
Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment for that uses lasers, intense pulsed light, or photodynamic therapy to treat skin conditions and remove effects of photoaging such aswrinkles, spots, and textures. The process induces controlled wounds on the skin, prompting it to heal itself by creating new cells. This process reverses the signs of photoaging to a certain extent by removing appearances of damage.
Skin rejuvenation can be achieved through various modalities including: thermal, chemical, mechanical, injection, and light.
Laser resurfacing is a laser surgery technique that disassociates molecular bonds. It is used for the treatment of wrinkles, solar lentigenes, sun damage, scaring (acne scars and surgical scars), stretch marks, actinic keratosis, and telangiectasias. It can be combined with liposuction to help tighten and smooth over the new contours after removal of excess fat. Resurfacing can be ablative, which vaporizes tissue and creates wounds, or non-ablative which keeps the skin intact. When compared to a chemical peel, dermabrasion or other forms of treatment, a laser allows the surgeon to customize the surgery not only for each patient but also to each area of the face.
LASIK or Lasik (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by anophthalmologist who uses a laer or microkeratome reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity.For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.