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.
Everyone knows that treating your skin from the outside with topical products can help it look younger, but did you know your internal health plays a significant role, too? On top of drinking plenty of water and eating healthy, Lumity™ oral supplements actually contain a unique formula which helps you build collagen and elastin—two proteins which make skin smoother, firmer, and more youthful.
PicoSure® is moving beyond tattoo removal! Introducing the new FOCUS™ Lens Array hand piece for PicoSure®, a hand piece that allows for skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime and discomfort by lessening the appearance of brown pigmentation from sun damage, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Early results even show correction for pigmented scars! When joined with the V-Beam Perfecta® Pulsed Dye Laser, we generate a supercharged, collagen-stimulating experience to firm and renew the skin.
Nail fungus is a notoriously difficult problem, because even after it appears to be clear, it often returns time and time again. The anatomy of the toenail and surrounding area can make fungus difficult to treat, but at DAA, we now offer highly advanced laser treatments which can actually work through the nail. This essentially offers the effectiveness of oral medications but with fewer side effects.
At DAA, we’re highly selective about which skin care products we offer, because we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of skin care from head to toe. In this interest, we’re proud to now offer a wide variety of SkinCeuticals skin care products. This skincare line focuses on methods and ingredients that have true scientific evidence behind them. After beginning with Dr. Sheldon Pinnell’s discovery of how to help vitamin C be absorbed and used effectively by the skin, SkinCeuticals has expanded to develop successful, clinical-quality products ranging from cleansers and moisturizers to sunscreens and wrinkle prevention treatments. To learn more about whether any of our SkinCeuticals products can offer results for your fine lines, wrinkles, acne, rosacea, brown spots, or sensitive skin, schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers to discuss personalized recommendations for you.
At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), we’re constantly reminding our patients about the importance of consistent at-home skin care and of using the right products, and we’re proud to announce that we’ve added yet another option. Alastin Skincare™ is a unique brand which uses their own TriHex Technology™, a specialized combination of peptides and other ingredients designed to focus on the extracellular matrix (ECM), a vital part of the skin. Alastin Skincare™ has two specialized skincare lines. The Procedure Enhancement Systems are designed to amplify the results of either invasive or non-invasive skin treatments (from laser resurfacing to skin tightening and more), both by preparing the skin for a few weeks beforehand and by aiding the healing process after the treatment. Alastin Skincare’s™ second line is called Restore and Renew, consisting of four distinctive products designed to repair signs of aging and protect against future damage, all using the unique TriHex Technology™. Whether you want to make the most out of your upcoming skin treatment or you’re looking for a way to step up your at-home skin care, visit us at DAA to learn whether Alastin Skincare™ may be the right choice for you.
Whether you’re experiencing hair loss or you simply want thicker, fuller locks, Viviscal® Professional offers a treatment option that’s easy to fit into your busy schedule. This oral supplement contains a blend of nutrients like biotin (vitamin B7), vitamin C, apple extract, amino acids, and a unique complex called AminoMar®. This combination nourishes the hair follicles from within, promoting the health that is necessary for stronger hair growth. Available for both men and women, Viviscal® typically produces results within three to six months.
One of the latest additions to our extensive menu of services is InMode – a set of unique treatments which meet a variety of popular cosmetic needs. Fractora™ helps your body build skin-rejuvenating collagen and repair surface imperfections without the downtime, risks, and restrictions of a typical fractionated laser resurfacing treatment. Lumecca™ is an intense pulsed light (IPL) device which produces effective results for irregular pigmentation, facial spider veins, skin texture issues, and sun damage in less than half the treatments most IPL methods require. Finally, Body FX™ is a triple threat when it comes to body contouring, by combining fat reduction, contraction, and cellulite minimization.
While concealers and foundations can help your complexion look more uniform, covering a scar is much more difficult, and Dermaflage® was created for just this purpose. Used by medical personnel and professional makeup artists alike, this unique product uses silicone to immediately conceal the scar while also helping it remodel to be more discreet in the long run. As an ideal solution for scars from acne, surgery, injury, and chicken pox alike, Dermaflage® can last for more than twelve hours per application, and may typically be used as early as two weeks after surgery or suture removal, based on the recommendation of our skilled providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA).
For nearly forty years, The Griffin Center for Hair Restoration and Research has been a leader in treating the many forms of hair loss. Throughout this time, we have recognized a strong need for a greater focus on women’s hair loss—a condition which is more common and more treatable than many women realize. This is why our board-certified dermatologists Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis have now opened a new specialty center dedicated exclusively to treating women. The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss focuses on diagnosing the cause of each patient’s hair loss and offers treatment options like topical prescription medications, red light therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), oral medication, and other customizable choices. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss.