To give our patients the perfect body, we offer the following services:
- Chemical Peels
- Dermal/Lip Fillers
- Fractional Laser Resurfacing
- Eyelid Surgery
We would be happy to schedule a consultation during which we can sit down and discuss your options, giving you plenty of time to ask any questions that you may have. If you are interested in a consultation or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
For years Botox has helped so many men and women successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. As people age, they long for a more youthful appearance. Botox is able to give them this.
Receiving Botox actually only takes a few short minutes, and anesthesia is not required. You will simply get injected with a fine needle into the specific muscle and feel only mild discomfort.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you. We want to ensure that you are happy with your results and that you never feel like you have any unanswered questions. We are here for you before and after your treatment.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of your skin. The peel gently removes the outermost layer of the skin, leaving you with completely fresh, untouched skin. Results include even-toned, smooth, tightened, and refreshed skin.
Chemical peels can be used to treat acne scars, uneven pigmentation, rough skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots/damage.
How does it work?
Chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment to remove the outermost layers of skin in order to expose new, untouched skin. Your dermatologist will create a chemical mixture specifically tailored to your face and skin type to ensure the best results.
While patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment, the skin is sensitive and should be makeup free and protected from the sun for at least 2-4 days. Most patients begin to experience peeling after 48 hours, which resolves itself in 2-5 days.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues in the face and hands, including diminished volume, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Several different companies make fillers, and each has its own unique formulations, which are useful for treating distinct problems in separate areas of the face.
By filling in certain areas of the face, we can contour and create the visage you’ve always dreamed of. Over time, dermal fillers are slowly absorbed by the body and most last anywhere from 12 to 24 months before necessitating a touch-up.
Dermal fillers and botox are both minimally invasive, injectable cosmetic treatments. Both are performed as outpatient procedures in the comfort of your doctor’s office and require minimal downtime. While both can improve the overall appearance of the face, they achieve this in different ways.
Botox is primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, but is a safe, FDA approved treatment that has been used for several decades now.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, also known as expression lines. By blocking the nerve signals, muscles in the injection site become temporarily paralyzed, thus softening or eliminating wrinkles from the area. These results can last up to three months, and the treatment takes about five minutes to complete.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are primarily used to rejuvenate the skin and add volume and fullness to various areas of the face. Different brands and types of fillers are made of varying ingredients, including:
- Hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero®
- Calcium hydroxylapatite, such as RADIESSE®
- Poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra®
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), such as Bellafill®
Each of these fillers is designed to treat certain kinds of aging or other cosmetic issues. Depending on which one is used, they can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months. On average, treatment takes approximately 45-60 minutes.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, pigment, and scars on your body can have you feeling less confident. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a safe, easy, and effective way to remove and greatly reduce the appearance of these types of unwanted blemishes on the body.
Lasers deliver light to the skin, causing the cells to release proteins that stimulate new collagen and generate elastin. The laser tricks the skin into thinking it is injured, which evokes the response of fresh skin growth, much like when you get a small papercut. The new healthy tissue is formed over the wrinkles, scars, etc., leaving you looking and feeling your best. Areas treated typically include face, neck, breasts, hips, buttocks, and thighs, and scars anywhere on the body.
CO2 Fractional Laser
Here at Raymund J. Llaurado, MD we use a CO2 Fractional Laser for our Fractional Laser Resurfacing services. By using this technique, only one treatment is needed as opposed to the multiple treatments needed with other lasers.
The procedure is performed in our office and requires minimal downtime. CO2 Fractional Laser treatments are more aggressive than other Fractional Laser Resurfacing treatments, so you will need between 4 and 5 days of recovery following the treatment. This stronger treatment allows for quality, longer lasting results. We celebrate that each patient is unique, so we will customize your treatment plan to be personally tailored to your skin type and desired goals.
Have you been working out and eating healthy, but still have stubborn fat? Here at Raymund J. Llaurado, MD, we are proud to offer SculpSure services to those patients who want to look and feel their best. SculpSure helps to optimize your results and bring out the work you’ve been putting in to improve your own health and appearance.
We celebrate the fact that each of our patients is unique and will customize each treatment to the particular needs of the patient.
Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty. It is a surgical procedure that will improve the appearance of your eyelids. This surgery is able to be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or even both.
People consider eyelid surgery for a variety or reasons. First, they want to improve the appearance of their eyelids. We understand that having beautiful eyelids can improve your appearance and overall self esteem. Eyelid surgery is also able to address functional problems. It can rejuvenate the areas surrounding your eyes.
Eyelid surgery is able to help you with a number of different things. Some of these include loose or sagging skin, excess fatty deposits, bags under the eyes, drooping lower eyelids, excess skin, and fine wrinkles.
Rhinoplasty is a specific nose surgery that reshapes the nose. There are many reasons people receive rhinoplasty. First, they may be unhappy with the appearance of their nose. Rhinoplasty will help change the look of your nose and enhance your beautiful features. The second reason people receive rhinoplasty is they have breathing issues or need to correct a birth defect or damage from an accident.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you to correct your nose, regardless of the reason you want it corrected. The first step in starting rhinoplasty is a consultation. We will go over your goals and what you can expect the outcome of the surgery to be. We will also be happy to answer any of your questions at this time.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that will help improve the visible signs of aging around the face and neck, the sagging in the middle of the face, the deep creases below the lower eyelids, the fat that has fallen or disappeared, the loss of skin tone in the lower face, and much much more.
Many of our patients feel unhappy with the loss of the youthful contouring in their face and are looking to change this. The change in the face’s appearance can be due to many factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress. Our staff enjoys assisting people with getting the look that they are searching for. We are always willing to answer any of your questions. We also stay up to date with the latest trends and techniques so that you can have the fastest recovery time.