Many wrinkles of the face are the result of muscle movement. These so-called "dynamic" lines commonly occur between the eyebrows (frown lines), around the eyes (smile lines), or on the forehead. Many people feel that their frown lines always make them look angry. Botox is commonly used to improve or eliminate these dynamic or muscle related lines.
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You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don't feel as confident in your own skin as you should. Or could. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, no special diets, no supplements, no surgery. And most importantly, no downtime. It's safe, FDA-cleared, effective, and does exactly what it's supposed to do!
Much of the focus of rejuvenation is on the face, neck and chest; however; your hands can show signs of aging as well and are often overlooked in a rejuvenation plan. Great looking hands can help you look and feel your best and can compliment any facial rejuvenation plan. The three main ways to improve the appearance of aging hands can be put in one of 3 categories:
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins by injecting a solution into the veins which causes them to gradually disappear. By injecting a solution, known as a sclerosing solution, the lining of the veins becomes irritated and eventually turns into scar tissue that will then fade away. This method is the preferred treatment for spider veins and has been used since the 1930s.
The Thermage procedure is an advanced way of tightening skin that uses a unique form of radiofrequency energy to allow the physician to tighten loose or sagging skin, producing a kind of "lift" without an incision or recovery time. It is the first non-invasive method to tighten loose skin. With the gentle touch of the device tip, the surface of the skin is cooled, while the deeper tissue is altered by radiofrequency heating. This not only tightens deeper skin tissue, but jumpstarts new collagen production, which occurs over a period of time.
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles or crow's feet around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is also often combined with laser skin rejuvenation with CO2 laser or fractional CO2 laser to smooth wrinkles, lighten dark circles and achieve skin tightening.
Tumescent liposuction is a safe outpatient procedure performed to sculpt away unwanted fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Rostan has received fellowship training in the technique of tumescent liposuction, along with additional training from Dr. Jeffery Klein, the developer of the tumescent technique. She has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures over the last 12 years.
Acne can be a very challenging issue—often requiring interventions above and beyond prescription medications. Topical skin care products and chemical peels can help reduce clogged pores and exfoliate the surface of the skin. Lasers and light treatments can help acne by targeting the overactive oil glands that are the root problem of acne.
Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a very common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face with sun exposure. It is most common in women and can affect the skin of the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip — typically in a distinctive pattern. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.
Charlotte Skin & Laser has over 10 years of experience helping our patients reduce areas of unwanted hair through Laser Hair Removal. Every procedure is supervised by Dr. Rostan to ensure a safe, effective treatment. Don't trust your skin to anyone with less experience. Choose Charlotte Skin & Laser to permanently reduce hair in areas such as the face, chin, underarms, bikini, legs, back and more.
We offer both the GentleLase and the GentleYAG for safe, effective and efficient hair removal. The GentleYAG laser is specifically designed for hair removal in dark-skinned patients. The GentleLase laser is for patients with light, non-tanned skin and dark, thick hair. Our laser care specialists at Charlotte Skin & Laser can decide which areas will benefit most from your treatments.
Facial spider veins, or telangiectasia, as well as facial redness and flushing commonly occur as we age. They can also develop as a result of sun damage, rosacea, pregnancy or inherited factors. At Charlotte Skin & Laser, we have vast experience helping patients achieve better looking and more comfortable skin by treating unsightly veins, redness, and flushing on the face.
Photofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, chest, hands and body. It is broad spectrum light that can target both redness and brown spots in your skin, and can improve skin texture and pore size. Typically 3-5 treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each are needed to provide you with beautiful results.