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Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures

Our Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures are all performed by our skilled physician, Dr. Brian Raphael.
Dermal Filler
Botox / Dysport
Medical Chemical Peels
Laser Procedures
Kybella
Dermal Filler

Dermal filler is a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles and aging. Dermal filler can be used to help add volume to lift cheeks, smooth the parentheses lines around the mouth, and enhance lips.

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Botox / Dysport

One of the most popular anti-aging treatments of all time. Botox/ Dysport are used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines in between the eyebrows.

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Medical Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve a chemical that systematically wounds the epidermis and parts of the dermis to improve texture and tone of sundamaged skin. Medium depth chemical peels can be applied to the entire face to help reverse some of the aging process and treat sundamaged skin. A deep chemical peel can be used on the lower eyelids and upper lip to help tighten the skin and improve deep lines and wrinkles.

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Laser Procedures

We offer a variety of laser treatments which include fractional ablative laser and pulsed dye laser (PDL). The fractional ablative laser can help people with fine lines and wrinkles, sundamaged skin or scarring. The PDL can be used to treat brown spots (lentigines) and red spots (angiomas and rosacea).

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Kybella

Kybella is a prescription medication used to treat fat below the chin (double chin).

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Dermal Filler

What is dermal filler?

Dermal filler is a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles and aging. Dermal filler can be used to help add volume to lift cheeks, smooth the parentheses lines around the mouth, and enhance lips.

Who is it for?

May be for anyone who is interested in restoring facial contours

How does it work?

As we age our skin loses hyaluronic acid that helps provide fullness and maintain elasticity. Our fillers contain the hyaluronic acid that we lose over time to help improve volume and wrinkles.  As it is injected into the skin our fillers can provide a natural looking result with a minimally invasive technique.

What to expect?

There is no downtime and the patient should be able to immediately resume their day after their appointment. Patients may experience mild swelling or bruising that can last a few days but can be covered with makeup. Most results can be immediate.

Types of dermal filler:

Restylane and Juvéderm are both used at Empire Dermatology. The doctor will consult with you to ensure that you get the best personalized treatment.

Botox / Dysport

What is Botox/Dysport?

One of the most popular anti-aging treatments of all time. Botox/ Dysport are used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines in between the eyebrows.

Who is it for?

For most people who are interested in preventing aging lines and for those who already have wrinkles in certain areas of the face and neck.

How does it work?

The product weakens the muscles used for some facial expressions that create signs of aging. There is no down-time and you can return to your daily activities immediately.  It can take up to two weeks for the medication to take effect.

What to expect?

The procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete with no downtime.

Medical Chemical Peels (Medium & Deep)

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels involve a chemical that systematically wounds the epidermis and parts of the dermis to improve texture and tone of sundamaged skin. Medium depth chemical peels can be applied to the entire face to help reverse some of the aging process and treat sundamaged skin.  A deep chemical peel can be used on the lower eyelids and upper lip to help tighten the skin and improve deep lines and wrinkles.

Who are they for?

Most people who would like improvement in tone and texture of their skin.

How does it work?

The chemicals are applied and penetrate the skin in a controlled fashion to induce inflammation and cell turnover.  After a medium or deep chemical peel the patient can expect 5-10 days of down time to recover and provide time for the skin to heal.  One can continue to see improvement in skin texture and tone up to six months after having the procedure.  The results may be long lasting and can last for years after the procedure making this a popular choice among patients. 

What to expect?

After the procedure there will be 5-10 days of downtime while the skin heals. After that time, some people may have a slight pink hue (like a mild sunburn) for up to 2 more weeks.

Types of chemical peels: 

Medium depth chemical peel and deep chemical peel.

Laser Procedures

What are laser procedures?

We offer a variety of laser treatments which include fractional ablative laser and pulsed dye laser (PDL).

Who are they for?

The fractional ablative laser can help people with fine lines and wrinkles, sundamaged skin or scarring. The PDL can be used to treat brown spots (lentigines) and red spots (angiomas and rosacea)

How does it work?

Lasers use a specific wavelength to penetrate the skin and to damage the specific target.

What to expect?

There is about 7-10 days of downtime for the fractional ablative laser. There is usually no downtime for the PDL however depending on what is being treated there may be some bruising that can be covered with makeup.

Types of laser procedures:

Fractional ablative and Pulsed Dye Laser

Kybella

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription medication used to treat fat below the chin (double chin)

Who is it for?

For patients who are unhappy with fat underneath the chin.

How does it work?

Kybella is a synthetic molecule that is naturally made by our bodies to breakdown and absorb fat. When injected Kybella destroys the fat cells reducing the fullness under your chin and improving your chin profile.

What to expect?

Although everyone responds different most patients need 2-4 treatments spaced one month apart. After each treatment you will likely experience some bruising, numbness, pain and redness.  These symptoms may last a few weeks.