Time marches on and never stops, but we can help you catch up with it and always look your best. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), we have a wide array of procedures to force time to take a breather and to help you look as young as you feel.
A few of our injectable options for wrinkles, including Botox® and Dysport®, and facial fillers such as Restylane®, and Sculptra®, are used to take care of problem areas where fine lines and wrinkles are not desired. These products also aim to fill lost volume in the cheeks, lips, or other areas where more volume is sought. Dermal injectable results vary between types of fillers and the severity of the wrinkles corrected, but most will last for six months to one year.
Another choice available to our patients is laser wrinkle removal and correction. Using our Fraxel or SmartXide DOT lasers, we will safely correct some of your more difficult wrinkles and age spots, resulting in a smoother, younger look.
For regular skin care maintenance we also have our medical spa, Skin Medics™, where you can take a more proactive and relaxing route to a younger look. Our licensed medical estheticians work closely with our physicians to pick the perfect skin care program for your needs. Using a full line of skin care products, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials, Skin Medics™ Medical Spa can give you an alternative method to dealing with wrinkles and acne, or simply help give your face a smooth, youthful glow.
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Where other skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation services fail, our DOT therapy outclasses the competition. By creating thousands of microscopic perforations in a "dot" pattern, the skin is allowed to heal more quickly. Most importantly, DOT Therapy with the SmartXide laser is safer than traditional laser resurfacing techniques. Because of the DOT pattern and its flexibility, you can deeply customize your treatment to get the best results possible. The laser technology also works to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin looking young and refreshed. Results may be seen in just one week!
Fraxel® Laser Treatment produces thousands of tiny but deep columns in your skin, known as microscopic treatment zones. This treatment eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells. It also penetrates deep into the dermis. Just as important, though, are the areas of skin the Fraxel® laser leaves untouched. For every microscopic zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This "fractional" treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy tighter tissue to replace skin imperfections.
Botox® Cosmetic helps to turn back the hands of time by relaxing the muscles that create wrinkles around our foreheads and eyes. Our eyebrows are one of the most expressive features of our faces. However, the repetitive motions used in everyday expressions cause furrow lines between the brows, wrinkles along the forehead, and crow's feet along the outsides of the eyes. Made from a purified form of the botulinum toxin which helps to relax these expression muscles and create a smoother skin around the eyes, a younger visage is just a few minutes away with Botox® Cosmetic.
Dysport® is a botulinum-A treatment for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Dysport® works by relaxing the targeted muscles and smoothing expression lines. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s cosmetic injection patients enjoy this procedure as it only takes a few minutes and requires no downtime for a refresh, youthful appearance. Results typically last four to six months.
Available at our Skin Medics™ Medical Spa, chemical peels are an effective treatment in refreshing the look of skin with minimal downtime. Using specific combinations of chemical solutions, our peels can be customized to help treat your specific skin type. The word "peel" in the treatment title indicates the procedure's effect on the skin: it causes the dull and damaged outer layers of the treatment area to slough off, revealing new, healthy skin. Chemical peels can help skin conditions ranging from acne and oily skin to dry skin and wrinkles.
As we age the collagen that once supported supple skin begins to break down, our skin begins to lose the tightness of youth. Exilis Skin Tightening is FDA approved to help decrease skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles. Using thermal energy and a process called lipolysis, Exilis increases the body's natural production of collagen and breaks down the fat within fat cells. Great for use in areas that have begun sagging and showing age like the forehead, eyebrows, and under the chin, Exilis can give you a younger-looking silhouette with minimal downtime.
Similar to Exilis, Ulthera® helps to tighten sagging skin that may give away our age. However, Ulthera® is different because it uses ultrasound technology to first map out the imperfections in underlying tissue and then treat those areas with sound waves. The sound waves penetrate the skin without incisions or laser light (which may be damaging to certain skin tones) and stimulate collagen production. Perfect for sagging eyebrows and eyelids as well as sagging neck skin, Ulthera® works on the same tissues addressed in facelift without the invasiveness and downtime of surgery.
The content on Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s website is intended to educate patients about skin conditions and treatments, but is not to be taken as medical advice. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is not responsible for any omissions of information or any damages arising from the display of said content. Dermatologic treatment must be determined on a per patient basis by a board certified physician. It is recommended that you obtain assistance from a licensed professional for any treatment questions.