Environmental factors, stress, genetics, and gravity all play a role in the appearance of your skin. Most of us take our skin for granted until it’s too late, and a combination of factors have given it a lackluster, older appearance.
At the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery in South Florida, our skin experts specialize in a variety of aesthetic procedures to brighten and even your skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate unsightly body hair, spider veins, or varicose veins.
We offer the following aesthetic services to rejuvenate your skin and give you a blemish-free appearance.
Dermal Fillers & Injectables
In as little as the time it takes for your co-workers to eat their lunch, we can treat your fine lines and wrinkles and give you a fuller, more voluminous facial appearance. Injectables offer quick results and can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a flawless, more youthful appearance without having to go under the knife.
To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, to restore volume and fullness, and to enhance the contour of the face, we use a variety of injectables, including:
- BOTOX® and Dysport®: Relaxes and softens wrinkles. Treats crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and fine lines of the forehead.
- Dermal Fillers: Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Voluma®, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Silk, and Sculptra®. Enhances shallow contours of the face and softens fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth including laugh lines. Dermal fillers can also plump the lips and cheeks.
- KYBELLA®: Permanently reduces double chin (submental fullness).
Click here to view the photo gallery of facial injectables and fillers.
For more details about BOTOX injections, download our patient handout.
Laser Hair Removal
Say goodbye to unwanted body hair and razor burn with laser hair removal. Used on the face, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, back, and other areas, laser hair removal eliminates hair at the root, making it difficult for hair to regrow. Laser energy is targeted at the skin and is absorbed by hair follicles, thereby destroying the hair. It is relatively painless, and five treatments (a month a part) are required for permanent results. Additionally, we recommend to shave five days before you come in for laser hair removal.
GentleMax Pro is the system used at Atlantic Center Surgery, and is revolutionary in the treatment of laser hair removal. The system combines two lasers in one: the Candela's GentleYAG (ND: YAG Laser) and the GentleLASE (Alexandrite Laser).
The GentleLASE is considered to be one of the leading hair removal lasers in today's market, while the GentleYAG contains a cooling system that provides comfort and efficacy for all skin types. This includes the ability in treating finer hairs. Moreover, the GentleMax Pro laser contains dual wavelength technology that provides hair reduction and the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions.
To improve your skin quality and correct laxity, our plastic surgeons offer nonsurgical options including radiofrequency, intense pulsed light (IPL), and ultrasound skin tightening. Each procedure offers unique, noninvasive benefits designed to reach the deep layers of your skin (dermis) for optimum results.
Radiofrequency, IPL, and ultrasound treatments stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to tighten and lift the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing treats acne, sun damage, facial scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging. The laser procedure, which may take up to two hours, removes the top layer of skin (epidermis) layer by layer.
For small treatment areas, you may only require a local anesthetic. If large areas are being treated, you may be given general anesthesia and a sedative. Healing after your procedure may take up to three weeks, and results are permanent.
Intended Pulsed Light (IPL) Technology
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Technology (also called Photorejuvenation) helps in reducing some of the most common skin problems, which include rosacea, hyper pigmentation (brown spots), wrinkles, texture problems, large (visible) pores, melanoma, excessive flushing, freckles, age and sun spots (photo facial), broken capillaries, spider veins and stretch marks.
Photorejuvenation is used in various skin treatments, and uses pulsed light in treating skin blemishes with very little downtime and few side effects. The primary goal for this is to even out skin tone or color, and brightening up the skin to give it a more youthful appearance, while adding back small amounts of collagen near the surface of the skin.
The IPL device is pressed to the wanted areas of the body, giving off a light, which heats up the collagen beneath the skin that produces more of this beneficial protein. The light energy penetrates just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin skin pigment or blood vessels. The body's natural skin repair mechanisms then remove the damaged tissue, producing a smoother skin appearance. It is concentrated at certain wavelengths to improve the way the skin appears. The enhancement of the collagen can help fine lines, wrinkles, shallow acne scars and can reduce flushing and discoloration of the skin. IPL pulses out a broad range of light waves addressing the diffusion of redness, capillaries, brown spots and discoloration.
This treatment causes mild discomfort that feels like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Physical side effects subside within forty-eight hours. The blemishes on the skin may darken for a period of two weeks because the skin needs to shed for the results to become visible. The results depend on the types of blemishes being treated. Most patients need to undergo two to six treatments that are spaced four weeks apart.
Unsightly varicose veins and spider veins in the legs no longer have to keep you from wearing shorts. Though they may be a sign of venous disease, they are typically harmless and are easily treated.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged blood vessels that may become very uncomfortable, or even painful, when left untreated. We use minimally invasive spider vein treatments, including sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and endovenous laser ablation to destroy varicose veins.
During sclerotherapy, a sclerosant solution is injected, which forces the vein to collapse and reroute the blood to healthier veins. Over time, the vein will break down and be eliminated by your body. We use sclerotherapy to treat spider veins also.
Radiofrequecy ablation uses radiofrequency energy applied to the wall of the vein through a catheter. This energy causes the vein wall to warm up, thicken, and collapse. The vein will then be reabsorbed by the body.
Endovenous laser ablation is similar to radiofrequency in that it affects the vein in the same way. However, it uses laser energy to produce the effects.
The skin on the face, neck, and hands is susceptible to wrinkling and sun damage, which can be reversed using chemical peels. Chemical peels can be used to treat certain types of acne and melasma, age spots, fine lines under eyes and around the mouth, and mild scarring.
During this procedure, a chemical solution applied to your skin causes it to blister and peel. After the top layers of the skin come off, your skin appears younger and smoother than before.
Melasma is a patchy brown discoloration of facial skin. It is a common skin problem, especially in women going through hormonal changes such as pregnancy or when taking birth control pills. Also known as the “mask of pregnancy,” melasma is the result of hyperpigmentation (excessive pigment) from increased melanin production.
Our cosmetic specialists treat melasma with skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials, along with medical-grade skincare products.
For flawless, smooth skin you’re not afraid to show, call (954) 983-1899 or request an appointment online with one of our skin care experts. We have offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach and Pembroke Pines.