Cosmetic dermatology includes a variety of treatments that will make you feel and look younger. All Botox, Dysport and dermal filler injections are performed by one of our board certified dermatologists or our experienced registered nurse.
Botox and Dysport
At Dermatological Association Of Texas, we believe in Botox® and Dysport. Both, Botox and Dysport work in several different areas on the face such as: Frown Lines, Forehead Lines, Eye Brow Lift, and Crow’s Feet. Botox and Dysport are injected into the muscle in these areas and works by weakening the muscle, which in turn lessens the lines of facial expression. The results last 2-4 months and there is little to no down time. We can give you a natural, relaxed look, and you will still have your freedom of expression.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a smooth gel filler that instantly smoothes out wrinkles and facial folds. We offer Ultra Plus XC JUVÉDERM®. It typically last 9-12 months and causes very little swelling or bruising. Results aren’t just instant, but they’re also smooth and natural, everyone will notice but no one will know. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is used for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkes such as the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Typically this product is used to add volume to the lips and help to fill hollow areas under the eyes.
Radiesse® is a safe, next generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts longer than other fillers. It is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment. As we age, we start to lose fat in our faces. This is often quite noticeable in the cheek area. Radiesse® dermal filler is ideal for adding volume to cheeks because it can be used to treat large surface areas in one procedure. The result is a healthy-looking, contoured cheek area, like that of more youthful faces.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
Chemical Peels are an ideal way to improve the overall quality of your skin with little or no down time. Chemical Peels are topically applied and aid in the restoration and rejuvenation of the skins surface. They create a uniform and controlled shedding of the top layers of the skin. Chemical Peels can reduce blotchy, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, superficial acne scarring and acne. Meet with our Medical Esthetician to determine which chemical peel is best for your skin type and needs.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is the only, non-invasive procedure that uses advanced cooling technology to gently and effectively target and eliminate fat in specific areas of a patient’s body through a proprietary technology called Cryolipolysis. This technology selectively targets fat bulges and eliminates fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. The CoolSculpting Procedure can reduce unwanted fat and bulges in the flank (love handles) and abdomen. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting Procedure is non-invasive with no needles and no need for surgical incisions. With little to no downtime, patients can typically resume normal activities on the same day as the procedure, making it a good choice for patients seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Dermapen is a fractional micro-needling device that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, tightens and lifts skin, treats acne scars and stretch marks. The automated needling motion minimizes pain and discomfort resulting in little to no downtime. Dermapen offers great results, it is easy to use and is safer than other leading alternatives, at a fraction of the cost.
Dermaplaning is a procedure where the skin superficial cellular layers of the skin and unwanted facial hair on the face is removed with a blade. This treatment results in super smooth skin. A change in the skin texture can be felt right away.
The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) machine uses a new technology that removes unwanted hair up to 10 times faster than other lasers. The light system works by emitting pulses of intense lamplight into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicales and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. All areas of the body can be treated except around the eyes. Three to six treatments are necessary to reduce unwanted hair.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial
We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections, especially as we age and sun damage accumulates. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation has advanced beyond the painful procedures of the past. The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) process offers comfortable and effective Photofacials for the treatment of sun damage and visible veins. The IPL provides the most skin-safe, comfortable, and effective Photofacials available, without any downtime. IPL appointments are quick and you can return to work and other activities- looking and feeling fine!
LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in the growth phase. Results are usually gradual. Users do see significant improvement in 6-8 weeks. Latisse™ is the only FDA approved prescription for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It has also been studied in clinical trials to demonstrate safety and effectiveness.
Leg Vein Treatments
We offer sclerotherapy treatments with injectable hypertonic saline to treat leg veins, typically 3-6 treatments are needed to achieve optimal results. Patients are encouraged to wear compression stockings after each session as this aids in the treatment success. We also offer LASER leg vein treatment for superficial blood vessels. Our Registered Nurse or Dermatologist will be able to assess your veins to determine which treatment is right for you.
The Melanage Peel Treatment is the most effective treatment of hyperpigmentation and pigmented blemishes. It is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmentation caused by melasma and sun damage. The treatment involves applying a masque and an at-home regimen. Melanage Masque is applied during an office visit where the practitioner compounds the peel at the time of dispensing to ensure its potency and reliability. The masque is removed by patient after required length of time according to their skin type. Patients leave office with masque on their face. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, at-home regimen involving the application of Melanage home care products. All skin areas can be treated and all skin types. One to two treatment periods is recommended and can be repeated 4-6 months following the first treatment if necessary.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle resurfacing procedure using a diamond tipped device called the Diamond Tome® . This mechanical exfoliation involves gentle suction with a diamond tipped wand to remove the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the skin surface. This technique has been remarkably effective in removing excess oil, blackheads and bacteria in acne patients by essentially “vacuuming up” dead skin cells, bacteria, blackheads and skin surface oils. Superficial pigmentation problems can also be improved, as can fine lines, wrinkles and irregular skin texture. For best results, it is recommended you get a series of treatments and use in conjunction with anti-aging skin care products.
Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation
The Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation treatment is a non-invasive fractional treatment that stimulates collagen production helping to rejuvenate, plump and tighten the skin. You will see a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, acne scars & pigmentation. With little to no downtime, visible results are seen within 1-2 weeks after each treatment. Typically 3-6 treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results. Treatments are performed 3-4 weeks apart. Immediately following the procedure you may experience mild redness which typically subsides within a few hours. You may return to your normal activities immediately following the procedure. Areas such as the face, neck and chest can be treated with this procedure as well as other areas on the body.
Stretch Mark Treatment
Stretch marks are an unfortunate fact of life for many women. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast – such as in puberty, pregnancy or weight loss – these unsightly lines appear. We are pleased to offer the only FDA approved treatment to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Fractional laser stretch mark treatment is a non-invasive laser that stimulates collagen production, which reduces the appearance of the stretch marks. Any area of the body can be treated with the fractional laser. There is no downtime and is pain free. You may return to work or your regular activities immediately following this procedure. Typically, a series of treatments are preformed and you will see visible results in as little as 1-2 treatments.
Surgery & Trauma Scar Treatment
Treating scars is easier than you think. Why go through the expense and hassle of hiding your scars with makeup and clothing when you can reduce them with laser scar treatment that’s fast and easy. Laser scar treatment is a non-invasive laser procedure that remodels scar tissue resulting in visible improvement in the scar. Laser scar treatment is a comfortable procedure with virtually no downtime allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately following the procedure. Typically this procedure can take anywhere from 3-5 treatment sessions; however, results may vary from patient to patient. This procedure can be performed on any area of the body and on any skin type.
Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.
The effect of focused ultrasound energy on the growth of new collagen over time.
Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity—on your terms. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.