COSMETIC

DERMATOLOGY

COSMETIC CONDITIONS

Your Source for Cosmetic Skin Care in Brentwood, TN

At Advanced Skin & Laser Center, we pride ourselves on helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin that looks young, fresh, and radiant. Our doctors are experts in their field, and we have some of the most advanced medical technology in cosmetics, helping us provide the most effective, safe, and convenient treatment possible. As people age, it’s normal to experience a variety of skin conditions that may leave our skin looking lackluster – but with Advanced Skin & Laser Center, it’s never been easier to take back the youth and beauty of your skin.

CONDITIONS WE COMMONLY TREAT

Acne Scars
Acne scars originate from the long¬ lasting inflammation caused by acne. Acne scars occur most frequently in those with moderate acne to severe acne. It remains unknown why some people develop acne scars when others don’t.

 

Treatment. Many treatment options are available to diminish the acne scars’ appearance. Depending on the type (depressed or raised) and severity of scarring, improvement can be seen in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Treatment for Depressed Acne Scars:
• Acne scar surgery
• Resurfacing: Laser therapy, chemical peeling, dermabrasion, microdermabrsion
• Fillers
• Skin tightening
• Collagen-induction therapy, aka needling
• Electrodesiccation

 

Treatment for Raised Acne Scars:
• Injections (corticosteroids, interferon, 5-FU, etc.)
• Acne scar surgery
• Laser therapy
• Cryosurgery
• Scar creams and gels, silicone (dressing and bandages)
(Source: Vivicare Inc. and American Academy of Dermatology)
Age Spots
Solar lentigines can go by many names, such as “age spots”, “brown spots”, “liver spots” and “sun spots”. Regardless of what you may call them, these spots have one cause: exposure to the sun. Especially for people with light skin, the cells in our skin that causes pigmentation to protect us from the sun, called melanocytes, can be damaged by overexposure to the sun, causing a deposit of the pigment melanin to form, resulting in a solar lentigo. They often form in areas most prone to sun exposure, such as the face, neck, arms, hands, and upper back and chest. Treatments for these spots include a variety of lasers, and are usually very effective in minimizing or eliminating the appearance of solar lentigines.
Aging Hands
Aging skin loses its underlying layers of fat, and the production of collagen and elastin fibers slows. As a result, the skin loses its fullness and starts to sag. It starts to develop the following characteristics:
• Thinning of skin
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Darkened spots called lentigines
• Dryer and susceptible to itching

 

Treatment. You have options. We can effectively lighten or remove age spots on your hands with:
• Cryotherapy (freezing)
• Laser therapy
• Chemical peeling
• Microdermabrasion
• Skin-lightening creams and lotions

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc. and American Academy of Dermatology)
Broken Capillaries [Spider Veins]
Broken capillaries, “spider veins”, are small blood vessels that have become dilated and appear on the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the legs but can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, breasts, and hands. These dilated blood vessels are usually flat and red, and look like a spider web or a tree with branches. Spider veins are generally harmless, but on rare occasions they can indicate a disorder of the veins.

 

Causes. The exact cause of spider and varicose veins remains unknown, but several factors, including pregnancy, and a family history of spider veins can increase a person’s chance of developing spider veins.

 

Treatment. Treatment for spider veins include:
• Sclerotherapy – the most common treatment
• Laser treatments
• Electrodessication

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc.)
Facial Volume Loss
As we age, our skin undergoes a number of changes affecting its texture, volume, and appearance. Fortunately, dermatologists can use fillers or lasers to correct the most notable signs of aging and can recommend skin care products with added ingredients that can further repair damaged skin.

 

Treatment. Treatment for volume loss include:
• Fillers
• Lasers
• Skin care products

 

(Source: American Academy of Dermatology)
Fine Lines/Wrinkles
One of the most noticed, and complained about, skin conditions today is the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process as the elastic bands in your skin begin to break down, hindering your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Simultaneously, the fat underneath our skin layers begins to deplete, eventually causing folds and creases in the skin, or wrinkles. There have been many advances made in just the last several years to minimize the look of wrinkles, from injections to dermal fillers to microdermabrasion. There are also effective means of preventing wrinkles from occurring in the first place, but the most important ways are simply to protect your skin by avoiding sun exposure and smoking.
One of the advances in technology that Advanced Skin and Laser Center utilizes is Ultherapy. Focused ultrasound energy is delivered non-invasively and heats deep tissue without affecting the surface of the skin. This causes a natural, regenerative response. Unlike other types of ultrasound, there will be a sensation of heat. After Ultherapy, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened by the growth of new collagen, which tightens and lifts the skin. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure to lift the brow, chin, neck, and chest using ultrasound technology that stimulates elastin production deep within the skin. Working from the inside out, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift. Most clients see immediate results and there will be a continual tightening of the skin over the next 2-3 months.
Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common complaint among our patients, both men and women. Although is it normal to shed hairs each day, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning hairline, and areas of baldness.

 

Causes. Here are some of the causes of hair loss:
• Malepattern and Femailpattern baldness
• Alopecia areata
• Extreme stress
• Hormonal problems
• Postpartum hair loss
• Certain medications
• Fungal infections
• Excessive tension on the hair

 

Treatment. Hair loss treatment are recommended based on several variables, including the type of hair loss, the degree of hair loss, your gender, and your personal preferences. Treatments include:
• Medications, such as Minoxidil (Rogaine®) and Finasteride (Propecia®) and in some clinical cases, injections of corticosteroids or Anthralin.
• Hair Surgery
• Wigs and Hairpieces

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc.)
Melasma
Melasma is a skin condition in which dark patches appear on the face (forehead, cheeks, and upper lip). It is due to excessive pigment (melanin) collecting in the skin. The dark patches usually have distinct edges and are symmetrical (similar on both sides of the face). When it occurs during pregnancy, it is often referred to as “chloasma” or the “mask of pregnancy.”
Melasma is very common and occurs in up to six million American women. Although people with melasma may be concerned about its appearance, it is a harmless condition that causes no other health problems.

 

Treatment. Treatment results vary greatly among individuals. Your recommended treatment will depend largely on your type of melasma, dermal or epidermal. Here are the types of treatment available
Medications: Called “bleaching” or “depigmenting” agents that cause skin to stop making melanin. These include Hydroquinone, topical retinoids and TriLuma
Procedures: These may include chemical peels, dermabrasion, or lasers. Fractional lasers have been found to be particularly effective for some types of melisma

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc.)
Scars
Scars are areas of skin that have been wounded and replaced by fibrous tissue that does not resemble the surrounding skin. It may appear darker or lighter or have a variety of shapes, often resembling the initial wound.

 

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after injury to the dermis (the deep, thick layer of skin). Most wounds after accident, disease, or surgery results in some degree of scarring. Injury to the upper layer of skin, the epidermis, does not result in scarring. This is why uncomplicated cases of chickenpox or poison oak rashes that do not become infected do not usually result in scars.

 

Treatment. It is important to point out that many home remedies or over¬-the¬-counter treatments are ineffective at reducing the size or appearance of scars. Here are the effective methods:
• Chemical peels
• Dermal fillers
• Dermabrasion
• Laser treatment
• Corticosteroid injections
• Surgery

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc.)
Skin Laxity
Skin laxity of the lower face, specifically the jowls, jawline, and neck, is a frequent cosmetic concern of patients and a common topic in a cosmetic consultation. The range of laxity can vary between mild and hardly noticeable, to a “bulldog” type appearance in which the skin is visibly sagging.

 

Treatment
• Radiofrequency microneedling
• Microfocused ultrasound
• Fillers

 

(Source: American Academy of Dermatology)
Spider Veins
When you see red or blue marks resembling spider webs or tree branches on a body part (commonly the legs and face), these are typically spider veins. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin, while varicose veins are larger and deeper. Veins act as a way to get blood from body parts back to the heart, and come with one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backwards. If these flaps deteriorate or malfunction, blood can flow back into the veins and pool there, causing the visual effect of spider veins. This condition is usually associated with age and obesity, but can also be affected by hormone changes, smoking, heredity and sun overexposure. Several treatments for spider veins exist, including laser-based solutions and sclerotherapy, where a saline solution is injected into the vein in order to close it.
Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are typically caused when growth or weight gain causes skin to stretch beyond its normal limit of elasticity. The rapid skin expansion results in an off-hue stria, usually a blue or red color. Though stretch marks are usually associated with obesity, they can occur during any period of rapid growth or skin expansion, such as rapid muscle growth, a “growth spurt” during puberty, or pregnancy. Though stretch marks do not pose a health risk, and do not indicate any inability for the skin to heal or stretch, they are a common cosmetic worry, and treatments for stretch marks do exist, including laser treatments and dermabrasion.
Sun Damage
While many people think of a bronzed complexion as being “healthier” than a lighter complexion, there is actually no one single factor more responsible for cosmetic and medical skin conditions than sun exposure. Repeated overexposure to the sun without proper protection such as sunscreen can lead to a wide variety of conditions, including uneven pigmentation, lentigines (age spots), solar elastosis (which causes sagging skin and vertical wrinkles), melasma, poikiloderma (reddish-brown pigmentation on the neck or cheeks), solar keratoses, and of course, skin cancer.
Tattoos

Some people with tattoos may later choose to have one or all of them removed. Fortunately, there are safe and effective methods to successfully remove them.

Because the location, color, shape and size of each tattoo is unique, the removal procedure must be personalized to suit each person. For instance, tattoos applied by non¬professionals may be more difficult to remove because the dye may penetrate different layers of skin whereas professionally applied tattoos are usually more uniform. Darker inks (deep blue or black) are more difficult to remove than colored inks. Some newer inks and colors may be difficult to remove entirely.

 

The most common methods for removing tattoos are:
Laser treatment. The type of laser used depends upon the colors of the tattoo. In most cases, multiple treatments will be required.
Dermabrasion. Uses a rapidly-rotating brush to remove the topmost layer of skin.
Surgical excision. The tattoo is removed with a scalpel and the wound is closed with stitches.

 

(Source: Vivacare Inc.)
Unwanted Facial or Body Hair
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and convenient alternative to other methods. Lasers can treat large areas quickly, often in the time it takes to shave. Improvements may be seen after only one treatment, but repeat treatments are usually required to achieve desired results.

 

We are proud to offer Vectus Laser Hair Removal. The Vectus® Laser is a dedicated, reliable, and powerful solution for high-volume hair removal. It allows aesthetic practitioners to easily treat the large and growing population of people seeking a fast, permanent way to remove unwanted hair.

 

(Source: Vivicare Inc. And www.Cynosure.com)
Unwanted Fat
Do you want to lose unwanted fat and look slimmer? The belly, flanks (love handles), thighs, chin, neck, back, upper arms, and knees are all treatable. If you have an area of fat that diet and exercise won’t budge, you may want to consider one of the following treatments:
CoolSculpting eliminates stubborn fat without surgery or downtime so you can feel great from every angle.

 

CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely-controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. FDA-cleared, safe and effective. CoolSculpting is the #1 Body Sculpting Procedure!

 

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age. The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

 

(Source: www.CoolSculpting.com and www.myKybella.com)

COSMETIC SERVICES

Comprehensive Cosmetic Skin Treatments

At the Advanced Skin & Laser Center, we believe everyone deserves beautiful, healthy skin. We offer a suite of cosmetic and medical dermatology treatments to help our patients achieve healthy & youthful-looking skin, and we strive to use the latest in advanced dermatological technology to ensure treatment is safe, comfortable, and effective. We are proud to provide a wide range of cosmetic skin care treatments, and we’ll work with you to design a treatment plan that works for your unique skin and lifestyle.

INJECTABLE SERVICES

Whether you’re looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, restore the “perk” in your skin, or reclaim the smooth, youthful skin you deserve, our cosmetic skin treatments are designed keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful and healthy. Our cosmetic services fall into three categories:
Fillers
  • Juvederm
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Vobella
  • Juvederm Vollure
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Bellafill
  • Sculptra
Neurotoxins (BOTOX)®
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Platelet-Rich Plasma [PRP] for hair loss and skin rejuvenation
How Is a PRP Treatment Performed? PRP therapy for hair growth is a fast outpatient procedure, taking one hour. The procedure involves the doctor taking a small blood sample from the patient and storing it in a test tube. Then, the sample is spun in a centrifuge at high speeds to separate the platelets and other blood components, creating the platelet-rich plasma. The scalp is prepared before the PRP is reintroduced into the scalp where hair growth is weakest. Immediately after the painless injections, a microneedling device may be used to create tiny areas of trauma on the scalp, further prompting the discharge of the growth factors in the platelets and enhancing their impact on cellular activities around the follicles.

 

Is PRP for Me? You could be a candidate for PRP hair regeneration therapy if you suffer from weakening hair quality, decreasing hair volume, loss of scalp coverage or increased hair shedding. However, it is recommended that you undergo a comprehensive, detailed medical evaluation for this hair loss.

 

PRP has been a successful treatment for many years in other surgical and medical fields. The decision to get PRP treatment is a personal decision, and you should only make it after doing research, consulting your doctor on the matter and carefully considering if it fits your needs. This treatment is natural and safe because it takes the healthy cells from your scalp and reintroduces them where they are needed most. There is no possibility of contracting an infection from other people because PRP only uses your blood cells, and the cells are never changed or altered. Your immune system also will not reject the injections.
Sclerotherapy
  • Asclera
LASER & ENERGY DEVICES
Advanced Skin & Laser Care strives to be your choice when you’re looking for a dermatologist in Brentwood, TN. We aim to deliver efficient and effective care to all our patients so they can achieve the glowing skin that they’ve always wanted. We accomplish this by offering a variety of dermatology treatments. Some of these are laser treatments that can provide patients with lasting results in a shorter period of time.
CLEAR + BRILLIANT®
Uncover your brilliance with a new approach to laser skincare. Clear + Brilliant takes skincare to a whole new level. Not only does it improve unwanted signs of aging, it gives you the power to help prevent them. Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.
No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions and lifestyle can contribute to lackluster skin. Whether you want to protect and extend the younger look of your skin or reverse these early signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant can help.
We all want to take care of our skin.
THAT’S CLEAR.
We all want radiant, youthful looking skin.
THAT’S BRILLIANT.
Help your skincare products work better than ever before.
THAT’S CLEAR+BRILLIANT SKIN!

 

Clear + Brilliant will help you get:
  • More even, uniform tone
  • Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
  • Naturally radiant and glowing skin
  • Minimized pore appearance
Clear + Brilliant helps you recover the glow of younger-looking skin.
  • Comfortable, fast, effective, and affordable
  • Prevent early signs of aging and maintain younger-looking skin
  • Minimal downtime
  • Safe for all skin types
COOLSCULPTING®
ELIMINATE STUBBORN FAT without surgery or downtime and feel great from every angle.
FEAR NO MIRROR ​; FEAR NO SWIMSUIT; FEAR NO TIGHT T-SHIRT; FEAR NO FORM-FITTING DRESS
COOLSCULPTING technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
FDA-CLEARED, SAFE, AND EFFECTIVE: CoolSculpting is the #1 Body Sculpting Procedure!
ENCORE CO2 LASER®
  • Laser resurfacing of the skin
ENDYMED INTENSIF®

 

FRAXEL DUAL®
​RADIANT SKIN CAN BE YOURS
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Reduce wrinkles around the eyes
  • Erase unwanted brown spots
  • Improve appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
  • Excellent treatment for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and back
A consultation with the physician will be required before scheduling for the actual treatment. This treatment will be tailored to your desired outcome. The number of treatments needed will be determined by the amount of correction needed.
Looking and feeling fabulous was never this easy. Let Fraxel be the next step to beautiful skin!
GENTLEMAX PRO®
​The Gentle Max Pro is the newest device Reflections Skin Spa utilizes that combines the multi-functionality of a Gentle Lase and a Gentle Yag laser. The Gentle Max Pro is used for:
  • Hair removal for all skin types
  • Removal of sun spots & age spots
  • Vascular lesions
  • Treatment of leg veins and facial veins
  • Tissue Tightening
  • Acne scarring
SCITON BBL INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
​​The innovative technology of the Sciton BBL effectively delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging to provide a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. BBL treats all areas of the body and a wide variety of conditions such as:
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Redness
  • Small broken blood vessels
  • Active acne
Every patient is different. Your clinician will advise you on a treatment plan to achieve your desired results. We recommend a consult before your first treatment to better inform you of how BBL works, what to expect during and after your treatment, and the best aftercare to maximize your results.
There is virtually no downtime after a BBL treatment. In most cases, makeup can be applied immediately. Reflections Skin Spa recommends you use a mineral based makeup.
THERMAGE CPT®
  • Tissue tightening, toning, lifting
VBEAM PERFECTA®
​The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin. There it’s absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas, safely treating the condition. Most patients notice results right away, and it’s safe for all skin types.
  • Broken blood vessels of the face
  • Rosacea
  • Vascular lesions
  • Leg veins
  • Hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, surgical scars
VERSA PULSE-C®
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Broken blood vessels of face
  • Rosacea
  • Age spots & sun spots
  • Leg Veins
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Advanced Skin & Laser Center is proud to offer several rewards programs that are free to join and help you save on cosmetic treatment costs. Each time you receive a cosmetic service, you earn points. Points can be converted into coupons that may be applied toward the cost of future services. The more points you have, the more money you save. Enroll today and start saving.

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