For years Botox has helped so many men and women successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. As people age, they long for a more youthful appearance. Botox is able to give them this.
Receiving Botox actually only takes a few short minutes, and anesthesia is not required. You will simply get injected with a fine needle into the specific muscle and feel only mild discomfort.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you. We want to ensure that you are happy with your results and that you never feel like you have any unanswered questions. We are here for you before and after your treatment.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of your skin. The peel gently removes the outermost layer of the skin, leaving you with completely fresh, untouched skin. Results include even-toned, smooth, tightened, and refreshed skin.
Chemical peels can be used to treat acne scars, uneven pigmentation, rough skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots/damage.
How does it work?
Chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment to remove the outermost layers of skin in order to expose new, untouched skin. Your dermatologist will create a chemical mixture specifically tailored to your face and skin type to ensure the best results.
While patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment, the skin is sensitive and should be makeup free and protected from the sun for at least 2-4 days. Most patients begin to experience peeling after 48 hours, which resolves itself in 2-5 days.
Sculptra, Radius, Restylane, Delotero, Rha, Versa, Juvederm
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues in the face and hands, including diminished volume, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Several different companies make fillers, and each has its own unique formulations, which are useful for treating distinct problems in separate areas of the face.
By filling in certain areas of the face, we can contour and create the visage you’ve always dreamed of. Over time, dermal fillers are slowly absorbed by the body and most last anywhere from 12 to 24 months before necessitating a touch-up.
Dermal fillers and botox are both minimally invasive, injectable cosmetic treatments. Both are performed as outpatient procedures in the comfort of your doctor’s office and require minimal downtime. While both can improve the overall appearance of the face, they achieve this in different ways.
Botox is primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, but is a safe, FDA approved treatment that has been used for several decades now.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, also known as expression lines. By blocking the nerve signals, muscles in the injection site become temporarily paralyzed, thus softening or eliminating wrinkles from the area. These results can last up to three months, and the treatment takes about five minutes to complete.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are primarily used to rejuvenate the skin and add volume and fullness to various areas of the face. Different brands and types of fillers are made of varying ingredients, including:
- Hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero®
- Calcium hydroxylapatite, such as RADIESSE®
- Poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra®
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), such as Bellafill®
Each of these fillers is designed to treat certain kinds of aging or other cosmetic issues. Depending on which one is used, they can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months. On average, treatment takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted or excessive hair growth can leave you feeling down and less-confident about your appearance, while ingrown hairs can cause a lot of pain and unsightly bumps. In the past, treatment for these issues was only effective for lighter skinned individuals with dark hair, but fortunately laser hair removal has become more accessible and advanced in recent years. At our practice, we are able to safely treat people with virtually all skin types and hair colors.
Lasers emit a specialized, pulsed light, which is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and then transmitted down the hair shaft to the root. The hair follicle is damaged by the heat of the laser, which prohibits future growth.
Before your procedure, we will evaluate your skin and hair type in order for us to select the best laser to suit your needs. We will also thoroughly discuss the possible risks, your expectations, and the best ways to prepare for treatment.
The duration of each session varies depending on what area of the body you are having treatment. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. The area should be shaved or cut short prior to treatment. For best results, we recommend that you do not wax or pluck hairs for three weeks prior to treatment.
Laser hair removal is safe and effective when performed by a physician or other licensed professional specializing in laser technology. At our practice, you can expect the highest level of treatment from our qualified professionals.
PRP, Aqua Gold
Microneedling is a minimally invasive facial treatment that encourages the natural rejuvenation and anti-aging processes of your skin while injecting serum to encourage collagen and elastin growth.
The advanced surgical device used ensures precise punctures with the necessary depth and speed needed to target collagen growth in specific areas of the face.
Microneedling is used to treat the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Minor scars
- Stretch marks
Microneedling is best used on those with healthy skin and no current acne. The tiny, sterile needles puncture the skin repeatedly, triggering a healing response. Patients may return to activities the next day. Redness is the most common side effect. Dryness, stinging, and tingling are also reported.
Results peak around 4-6 months, with the newly built collagen lasting for years. Most patients come back every few months for microneedling sessions.
At IMAC Med Spa, we are pleased to offer IV therapies to our patients. We offer a wide range of treatments, from simple hydration to more customized therapies, including unique combinations of vitamins and minerals. We tailor each IV therapy session to the individual, depending on their needs and existing conditions.
The primary benefit of IV therapy is that it delivers the needed products directly to the bloodstream. Rather than waiting for nutrients to be absorbed through the digestive system, our patients can quickly receive them where the body will actually utilize them. Most therapies take between 15 and 30 minutes to administer, and we even have some patients come in on their lunch breaks!
- Common skin problems, such as dull skin and acne
- Muscle soreness or fatigue
- Common cold
- Low energy and fatigue
- Excess weight
Some of our patients receive regular IV therapy on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, while others come in only as needed. Our doctor will be able to cover the available options and create a custom treatment plan for each patient, depending on their specific desires, needs, and schedules.
If you have questions about IV therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (661) 218-4022 today!
Spider Vein Removal
Varicose veins (a.k.a. “spider veins”) are small blood vessels that are red, purple, and/or blue that twist and turn. They are easily visible through the skin, making them almost impossible to cover up with makeup. They are typically visible on the legs and face.
For varicose veins in the legs, we offer safe, effective, and fast laser treatment that will drastically reduce the appearance of the unwanted spidery webs.
Forget painful treatments and long recovery times, laser vein removal uses energy to destroy the blood vessel which is then absorbed back into the body. Patients describe the sensation as a light snapping sensation on the skin.
Sessions usually take 30-60 minutes depending on the veins being treated. Sometimes, two to three sessions are required for the desired results. There is no downtime and you may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Results will begin to show a few days after treatment and will continue to improve for the following six weeks.request an appointment
Unwanted tattoos can have you feeling self-conscious, bummed out, and downright angry. Luckily, with today’s laser technologies, what was once permanent can now virtually disappear with fewer treatments, faster recovery time, and greater results than ever before.
How does it work?
Advanced laser technology delivers pulses of energy into the tattoo ink, breaking up the pigment into smaller molecules which are then absorbed by the body. The result is less unwanted pigmentation and smoother, clearer looking skin.
Results may vary depending on the ink colors used in the tattoo. Typically, red inks and darker colors respond well to laser treatment. Other colors may be difficult to remove, although there will still be a noticeable improvement.
An IPL Photofacial is a facial treatment using a device that uses light to diminish the appearance of broken blood vessels, redness caused by rosacea, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. The special light used ensures that patients have no downtime and will usually require only one session.
The IPL treatment specifically targets problem areas while leaving healthy skin alone. The procedure should only be performed under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist, ensuring efficacy and safety.
With no downtime, you’ll be back to all normal activities immediately. It is one of the most effective skin pigmentation treatments available today.
Patients who have age spots, sun damage, vessels and rosacea can expect superior clearance in 1-3 treatment versus 4-6 compared to the standard IPL. Most patients who are exposed to the sun for long periods of time will notice brown spots appear along their face, chest, hands and other parts of their body. This is common; however, most patients do seek treatment in our office to rid of these blemishes. Whether your areas of concern are brown or red, our IPL can exceed your expectations in getting the clearance you desire.
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin.
Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
• Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
• Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
• Rosacea (redness)
• Sun damage
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
Picosure Laser Treatment
At IMAC Med Spa, we are proud to offer skin rejuvenation with PicoSure®.
PicoSure® by Cynosure is an FDA approved laser treatment that is quick, non-surgical, and non-invasive and allows doctors to treat even the most stubborn of skin conditions including brown spots, sun damage, freckles, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It is effective at treating all skin types, conditions, and color on the face, chest, feet, hands, legs, and more.
PicoSure® works by delivering bursts of photomechanical light laser energy to target your problem areas without causing harm to the surrounding skin. The laser penetrates the sub-layers of your skin breaking apart the aging support structure. As the damaged tissue is broken up and reabsorbed into the body, it stimulates the production of collagen and new cell growth. Allowing patients to achieve smooth, youthful, and supple clear skin without the hassle and stress of surgery.
PicoSure® is an excellent way to revitalize skin, clear acne scars, eliminate signs of aging, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin texture and tone. It also can be used as a form of tattoo removal. Removing most tattoos of any size and color using heat to break down ink particles and removes the image
Patients sometimes report a slight sunburn sensation after treatment. It is generally recommended that patients limit sun exposure and avoid using heavy creams, makeup, or irrigation to the treated area. Generally 4-6 treatments are needed to reach the patient’s desired results, but this is dependent on the patient’s individual goal.
For more information on PicoSure® or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today at (661) 218-4022.
If you are seeking to renew your appearance and turn back the clock on signs of aging, we may be able to assist you. At IMAC Med Spa we are proud to offer Thread Lifts as a way of rejuvenating your skin with PDO threads.
What is a PDO Thread Lift?
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that subtly lifts facial tissue and encourages collagen production for a more voluminous and youthful appearance. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is a very flexible and durable absorbable surgical thread.
A thread lift is an effective way to lift sagging or loose skin. Ideal candidates include those with minimal signs of aging who do not wish to undergo a more intensive procedure such as a face or neck lift.
The most commonly treatable areas include the brows, cheek, jowls, and neck. However, it can be performed on other areas such as the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees.
On the day of your procedure, the area will be disinfected and numbed with a local anesthetic for patient comfort. A small incision is made as the threads are inserted into the area by use of a thin cannula. The PDO threads are repositioned, grasping onto soft tissue into an ideal position, and then are cut once secured.
Depending on the desired effect, several sutures may be used.
Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are to be expected following the procedure. We recommend patients avoid touching the area excessively during the first week of recovery. Strenuous activities should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks and patients should sleep with their heads propped up to avoid rolling onto the treated area throughout the night. Patients are encouraged to avoid alcohol, direct sunlight, or extreme cold for several days after treatment.
Depending on your procedure, we may even recommend a soft food or liquid diet for several days.
Patients may experience mild swelling, redness, and bruising after treatment; however, the results of the procedure are immediate. They continue to improve for several months as your skin heals and procedures more collagen.
The length of the results will vary, but patients should expect results to last anywhere from six to nine months. This is a temporary procedure but can be repeated to maintain results.
If you are wanting to turn back the clock, but don’t want a lengthy recovery or downtime, contact our office to learn about PDO Thread Lifts today.
Xeomin™ is an FDA-approved, highly-purified neurotoxin prescription injection that is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines. An alternative to Botox and Dysport, Xeomin™ is injected into your face muscles to soften frown lines and improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines.
How long Xeomin™ last?
The cosmetic effects of Xeomin™ last for a short period of time and block the release of the chemicals that cause your muscles to contract, which over time, result in frown lines. Xeomin™ lasts anywhere from three to four months and can take anywhere from 24 hours to ten days to take effect. The lifespan and effectiveness of Xeomin™ primarily depends on your physiological makeup, which is why we recommend consulting your doctor at IMAC Med Spa before beginning treatment. Common side effects of Xeomin™ include headaches, blurred vision, and injection site pain.
Dysport® is an FDA-approved purified neurotoxin prescription injection that is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines. To effectively minimize the appearance of frown lines between your eyebrows, Dysport’s purified Botulinum Toxin properties weaken the muscles in your glabellar area. Dysport® is incredibly effective which is why it is frequently used to enhance other parts of the face.
How long does Dysport® last?
Dysport® lasts anywhere from three to four months and usually takes up to seven days to take effect. The lifespan and effectiveness of Dysport® primarily depends on your physiological makeup, which is why we recommend consulting your doctor at IMAC Med Spa before beginning treatment. Some common side effects of Dysport® include headache, swelling, injection site pain, or nausea.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a sub-dermal adiposere modeling device (SARD) that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks willre organize themselves in a natural anti-aging process.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regime you can expect to have between1-3 sessions