the ipl (intense pulsed light) photofacial is a non-surgical treatment that improves the skin tone and texture of the skin. the ipl is much like a laser but produces a broad spectrum of light instead of only one wavelength. ipl energy includes all of the light wavelengths that are optimal for removing a variety of discolored skin lesions (brown spots, age spots, freckling).
radiesse is a dermal filler most often used to restore volume and smooth "smile lines" and "frown lines" and dimishing indented scars such as those from acne. radiesse is unlike any other dermal fillers. it is a completely synthetic compound comprised of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, combined with an aqueous gel. this mineral is found naturally in the body, so there is little chance of allergic reactions or inflammation
a facelift (rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure designed to smooth and firm the skin, providing a fresh, youthful appearance. throughout one's life, the sun's radiation, stress, gravity, and other factors cause the skin to sag and fit more loosely. areas of the face and neck, in particular around the jaw line, are especially prone to the aging process. though these changes are gradual, wrinkles and other signs of aging can make individuals "feel older" than they really are.
an arm lift (brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.
a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. as a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. this procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. a breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).