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Laser hair removal, BOTOX® injections and other cosmetic dermatology procedures

Over time, our skin shows the natural signs of aging, wrinkles and sun damage. With the help of lights, lasers injections and fillers, you can reverse those damaging effects and let your youthful beauty shine.

Wayne State University Physician Group Dermatology Services offers safe and effective cosmetic dermatology procedures to help patients reduce the appearance of aging and correct undesired skin conditions.

WSUPG's board-certified cosmetic dermatologists specialize in the latest aesthetic procedures and offer the following:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic - BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic. The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it's a simple, ten-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last up to four months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. You can even do it on your lunch break.

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(Unretouched photos taken at maximum frown before treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic and taken at maximum frown after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic at day 14. The photos featured here are of an actual BOTOX® Cosmetic patient. Individual results may vary. In clinical trials at day 7, 74% of patients demonstrated none or mild glabellar line severity at maximum frown as compared to 6% in placebo; at day 30, 80% of patients demonstrated the same as compared to 3% in placebo.1 Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.)

 

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  • Radiesse - Treatment with RADIESSE® wrinkle filler can bring back your own natural collagen and restore facial volume, with results that may last a year or more in many patients. RADIESSE wrinkle filler is used to treat smile lines, also known as nasal labial folds, as well as marionette lines. It restores facial volume to give you natural, beautiful results that last. In many patients these results last a year or more.

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  • Juvederm - JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is injected directly under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).  JUVÉDERM® provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know).

 

  • Fraxel - Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.


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Fraxel® treatments use safe, fractional laser technology to treat minor to severe skin damage, such as age or sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Depending on your needs, Fraxel treatment can help prevent the signs of aging, resurface damaged skin or correct severe damage.


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  • Laser Hair Removal - This treatment involves safely and gently removes unwanted body hair by using laser energy which is transformed into heat destroying the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. 4 -6 treatments may be needed depending on your skin color and hair color.
  • Laser Vein Removal - This treatment uses a laser to produce an intense but gentle burst of light that destroys the blood vessels of your veins without damaging the surrounding tissue resulting in faded barely noticeable veins.
  • Sclerotherapy - This treatment involves injecting a solution directly into the blood vessels with a very fine needle causing the lining of the vessel to swell and clot resulting in the vessel fading and becoming barely noticeable.

Skin Care Treatments – Chemical Peels

  • Vitalize Peel: This chemical peel uses a unique blend of chemicals to help improve skin texture And tone, lessen fine lines, improve acne scarring and give your skin an overall healthier ore youthful appearance.
  •  Illuminize Peel: This chemical peel uses alpha hydroxy acids with phytic acids to maximize skin rejuvenating Affects resulting in increased skin glow and radiance, improvement in clarity and texture, and tightening of the skin.
  •  Glycolic Peel: This peel uses glycolic acid to deep cleanse the pores and exfoliate the skin Improving the overall look and feel of your skin.This is a great peel to start out with If you have never had a chemical peel before.
  •  Acne Facial: This facial is an absolute must if your’e breakout-prone, have clogged pores or blackheads.
  •  Calmitude Facial: This facial is great for intolerant complexions, this soothing treatment is designed to strengthen fragile skin while reducing redness and discouraging irritation.
  •  LightPlex Facial: If evening out your skin tone and fading dark spots is a priority, this facial is for you. It starts with a thorough skin cleansing followed by an Enzyme Therapy exfoliation treatment custom blended for your skin. Next, a professional-strength LightPlex Pigment Balancing Serum is penetrated deep into your skin where dark spots are formed. To finish, you’ll experience a customized facial massage.

For more information about Wayne State University Physician Group Dermatology Services, or to schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist, call 313-240-4900 or contact us.