What’s New: Emerging Medical Technologies and Skin Care Advancements
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Physicians and Providers have over 150 years of collective dermatological experience in providing skin care from head to toe. As leaders in their respective fields, Dr. Edmond Griffin (DAA’s founder), Dr. Scott Karempelis, Dr. Stephen Kraus, Dr. Joseph Payne, Dr. Ashley Curtis and their other providers (PA’s Kathryn Filipek, Mara Grosswald and Delmer Henderson) continue to adopt and refine the latest technologies to ensure their patients the most effective skin and hair treatments possible.
Dr. Ashley Curtis is now performing the Vampire Facelift for facial rejuvenation. This non-surgical procedure promotes new tissue growth to improve facial skin tone for a more youthful appearance. This effective treatment uses blood drawn from the patient which is then spun in a centrifuge to extract platelet rich plasma from their blood. The providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have been using platelet rich plasma for facial rejuvenation and non-invasive hair loss treatment for over 15 years and cosmetic injectables for 35 years. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is combined with a facial filler such as Belotero® Balance or Juvéderm®, and then re-injected into areas of concern around the face. Patients benefit from this procedure as there is minimal downtime and results can last for over a year. For more information about Vampire Facelift™ and other facial rejuvenation procedures at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is now offering FDA-approved Xeomin® cosmetic injectable to reduce the appearance of facial lines between the eyes. Similar to Botox® and Dysport®, this facial aesthetic treatment relaxes nerve endings in muscles to smooth frown lines on the forehead. Typically Xeomin® results last up to three months but may vary for every patient. There is no downtime associated with Xeomin® treatment; however, some patients may experience temporary bruising or swelling. If you are interested in Xeomin® or other cosmetic injectables, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
The providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta are now offering the latest FDA-approved PicoSure™ laser for removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions at their Laser Institute of Georgia center. This advanced laser system disperses shorter bursts of energy compared to the current nanosecond lasers, allowing for more efficient results. Fewer treatments and the ability to remove darker ink tattoos is what makes this new laser tattoo removal technology better than any other on the market today. Not only does thePicoSure™ laser reduce the amount of treatments needed for tattoo removal, it is also very effective in removing dark pigments like green and blue. Through PressureWave™ technology, targeted ink is shattered into tiny particles providing patients with fewer treatments and reduced risk of injury to surrounding skin. If you are interested in PicoSure™ or other laser services, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is offering a new FDA-approved dermal filler option for patients looking to smooth wrinkles and lines. Belotero Balance® is a facial filler that uses a cohesive gel to restore areas of lost volume including nasolabial folds and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Patients benefit from this facial filler as it provides instant results. Typically, patients’ results last about six months. Belotero is not approved for lip injections and can carry minimal side effects including swelling, redness, and inflammation. If you are interested in Belotero Balance® or the other facial rejuvenation treatments we offer, please contact our office for additional information.
If you are interested in Belotero Balance® or the other facial rejuvenation treatments we offer, pleasecontact our office for additional information.
The Griffin Center for Hair Restoration and Research is now offering NeoGraft, an automated method for follicular unit extraction (FUE). This procedure individually extracts one follicular unit at a time. The FUE treatment leaves no linear scars in the donor area and is ideal for patients who tend to scar easily. Since each follicle is individually extracted with this technique, it can be time consuming and costly. NeoGraft is an automated hair transplant device that assists the FUE technique for hair restoration. Unlike all other forms of FUE, patients benefit from this treatment because it takes less time and can potentially decrease mechanical injury to the grafts since it doesn’t require forceps during extraction. Though the technology is automated, NeoGraft procedures at the Griffin Center for Hair Restoration and Research are supervised by Dr. Edmond Griffin, hair restoration surgeon with 35 years experience.
If you are interested in learning more about hair loss treatments please contact our office to set up a consultation.
Underarm sweating can lead to embarrassing social situations, ruined clothes, strong body odor, and can affect your day to day life. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is here to help and permanently stop, axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms. We are the first in Atlanta to now offer a non-invasive procedure for underarm sweating. The FDA approved miraDry® system uses microwave technology to deliver precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where sweat glands reside. Sweat glands are eliminated by the heat and since sweat glands do not regenerate, the results are permanent. The miraDry® procedure is performed over two in office treatments, between a three month period, under local anesthesia, each lasting approximately one hour. The non-invasive technology’s unique cooling system protects overlying skin and helps maximize patient comfort during treatment. There is little to no downtime required after the miraDry® procedure so patients can continue their normal routines after treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about the miraDry® system please contact our office today to set up a consultation.
SlimLipo™- Removes excess fat and tightens skin in just one step. Similar to SmartLipo technology,SlimLipo™ liquefies fat cells to allow for easier removal; however, the dual wavelengths in the SlimLipo™ system also target collagen fibers and actually tighten the skin while also removing the unwanted fat. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is proud to be one of the few providers in Georgia to offer SlimLipo™. Fat reduction can be achieved in just one session, and the minimally invasive nature of this technology significantly reduces patient downtime.
Visit our liposuction page or contact our Cosmetic Center to learn more about SlimLipo™.
Ultherapy® Facial Skin Tightening- Ultrasound is used to visualize the deeper layers of dermal tissue in need of rejuvenation. After the face and neck have been mapped out, Ulthera® technology concentrates ultrasound energy to the needed areas. The applied energy heats the underlying layers of tissue to tighten the appearance of skin on the face and neck. The heat also increases collagen production, a process naturally slowed by age, allowing the skin to continue rejuvenation for months after the treatment. Most Ulthera® skin tightening patients notice visible improvement in skin laxity and volume after just one treatment.
To learn more and read answers to your frequently asked questions about this non-surgical skin tightening procedure for the face and neck visit our Ultherapy® page.
Exilis- Restores skin laxity of the face and body with radiofrequency technology. Although Exilis is FDA cleared for treating wrinkles, patients also report a measurable fat reduction. Exilis technology works similarly to that of Pellevé™, stimulating collagen production with heat to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, except Exilis can be used on both the face and body. It is also believed that the deep tissue heating causes metabolic activity within fat cells; therefore, decreasing the size of fat cells.
Treatment sessions are quick with no downtime. In fact, we even suggest that patients are active after treatment to increase results.
Visit our Exilis page or contact one of our centers for more information on its skin tightening and body contouring benefits.
New Vein Elimination Technology
Veinwave™— Eliminates unwanted spider veins on the face or legs by using electrical vein-eliminating technology to reduce the unwanted vessels in one or two applications. Unlike sclerotherapy, which requires injections to target the vessels, Veinwave™ treatment is applied subepidermally (only penetrating the top layer). This treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones.
Visit the Atlanta Center for Vein’s page for more information on vein removal at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
New Fat Reduction Technology- CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting®— Sandwiches tissue between the hand piece to apply cold to targeted areas of unwanted fat of the abdomen, hips, or back. Unlike surgical fat reduction like liposuction, the cold damages the fat cells externally and the body slowly expels them through the lymphatic system to refine the patient’s silhouette. Most Atlanta CoolSculpting patients report a 20% fat reduction following their first treatment.
Visit Atlanta Cosmetic Surgery Center’s page for more information on fat reduction at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
Hair Loss Technology
Botox® for Hair Loss— Injections of purified botulinum to promote hair growth in patients with pattern baldness. Botox® can also be used to soften and prevent scar tissue from forming around donor regions used for hair transplant surgery.
For more information on hair loss and restoration treatment, visit the Griffin Center’s specialty page.
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