Resources

DERMAL FILLERS:

Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.

BOTOX®:

Botox Cosmetic® is an FDA approved purified protein that is administered in a non-surgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of lines. The most common areas of treatment are the frown lines, between the brows, crow’s feet and forehead lines.

Botox Cosmetic® works by blocking the chemicals that cause muscle contraction. This results in relaxation of the muscles that are responsible for the lines. Results may last between 3-4 months. Learn more about BOTOX® Injections.

DYSPORT:

DYSPORT is also approved by the FDA. We treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines. It has the same effect as Botox Cosmetic, has no downtime, and allows the untreated areas to still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as laughing or smiling.

RADIESSE:

Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

HYALURONIC ACIDS:

There are several FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available. They are Restylane® /Perlane and Juvederm® . JuvTderm™ Ultra and JuvTderm™ Ultra Plus. These are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as the nasolabial folds). Side effects were usually mild to moderate lasting 7 days or less and included temporary injection site reactions like redness, pain, firmness, swelling and bumps.

The choice of which dermal filler to use is individual. Factors that influence this are: Areas to be treated, depth of wrinkles, skin texture and cost. A combination of dermal fillers and Botox® treatments can be performed at the same time. These options are best determined during consultation.

LASER SKIN CARE:

We offer the most current technology in laser skin care.

Laser Hair Removal-

This treatment safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. There is no downtime involved, and the only side effects include minor reddening of the skin and mild swelling. Hair reduction should be permanent though it will not eliminate 100% of hair growth and occasional touch-ups may be necessary.

Several treatments may be necessary – usually 4-6 are sufficient.

Laser Acne Treatment-

Safely treat pore-clogging bacteria and oil that result in breakouts. Reduce sebaceous gland activity and destroy active acne. Reduce and facilitate healing time of existing acne.

Skin Rejuvenation/FotoFacialRF

Safely treats imperfections and uneven skin tones. Also reduces the appearance of brown and red spots such as rosacia, age spots, spider vessels and face freckles.

Wrinkle treatment-

Promotes new collagen growth. Improve the texture and eliminate moderate wrinkles, skin laxity, and fine lines. The only non-invasive treatment with FDA-approval for skin tightening.

Triniti Skin Series-

Three treatments in one session! The trinity skin series combines three of today’s most effective technologies to achieve total facial renewal. Color correction, skin tightening and focused dermal remodeling all at once. Achieve tight and firm skin appearance. Safely treat tiny spider vessels and red and brown spots.

SKIN CARE PEELS:

Phenol Chemical Peel-

Phenol chemical peels are the strongest of the chemical peels available. Designed to remove deep wrinkles and scarring, phenol chemical peels contain carbolic acid and are therefore much more risky than most other chemical peel treatments.

Phenol chemical peel treatments require mild sedation and local anesthetic, and a full face phenol chemical peel takes one to two hours to complete, although treatment of smaller areas with phenol chemical peel can take as little as ten minutes. New skin forms within three weeks of the phenol chemical peel, and the skin will gradually fade to white over the following months. Results of phenol chemical peels can last for decades, and no special care is needed to maintain skin improvements from phenol chemical peels, unlike the regimens required after most other peel methods, although it is recommended that phenol chemical peel recipients use SPF 15 to protect the new skin.

Serious side effects are possible with phenol chemical peels, including scarring, permanent pigment discoloration and discomfort. For about two weeks following a phenol chemical peel, treated skin will be tight and red, and many patients feel uncomfortable in public. A phenol chemical peel often turns treated skin a ghostly white, and there will be a line from the phenol chemical peel, marking the pigment change between the treated and untreated areas. For this reason, phenol chemical peels are usually not recommended for patients with darker or heavily freckled skin.

Consultation with Dr. Killion will determine if this is the appropriate treatment for you.

SKINCEUTICALS CHEMICAL PEELS:

In-office epidermal peels are a non-invasive way to immediately resurface and improve the health of skin with no downtime.

A SkinCeuticals chemical peel can:
  • Improve skin texture and radiance
  • Support healthy collagen levels for firmer skin
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lighten dark spots and even- out skin tone
  • Reduce acne blemishes and help prevent future breakouts
  • Revitalize sensitive skin while decongesting pores

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, by treating them with the appropriate injection technique.  Sculptra Aesthetic helps your body to regrow your own collagen over an extended period.  With Sculptra Aesthetic, you can expect to see a subtle, steady improvement in lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful look.  Results last more than two years!

Sculptra Aesthetic is suitable for:

Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
Chin wrinkles
Other facial wrinkles

Belotero Balance Dermal Filler

Belotero Balance Dermal Filler is a resorbable hyaluronic-acid based dermal filler approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the correction of mild facial wrinkles and folds.

Voluma

The FIRST and ONLY FDA-Approved injectable Gel for the cheek area.

  • Look up to 5 years younger after 6 months of treatment.
  • Adds volume lost to aging in adults over 21 years
  • Creates contour and a subtle lift, instantly
  • Helps restore a more youthful profile for up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • Provides natural-looking results
  • Is a nonsurgical treatment
  • Contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) made from a naturally occurring complex sugar