COSMETIC SERVICES

Ironwood Dermatology provides full-spectrum medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services utilizing state of the art advancements in a caring and therapeutic environment.

The healthcare professionals of Ironwood Dermatology have unique qualifications for and experience in the use of a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedures and products. Moreover, they care about your appearance and want to help you to look and feel your best at any stage of life.

Cosmetic procedures combine the art and science of medicine. Results may vary. In some circumstances, a series of assorted and repeated treatments are required to obtain optimal results.

We provide individualized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient. The following is a description of our aesthetic dermatology services.

Botox® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, simple, non-surgical treatment. A healthcare professional will make a few tiny injections, and within days there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet or lip lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic treats the cause of these unwanted lines by relaxing the muscle contractions which initially formed them. Results will generally last up to four months.
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Laser Technology
With laser procedures we are able to provide advanced treatment of benign vascular and pigmented lesions including birthmarks, dilated blood vessels and age spots. We can successfully treat most red, purple and brown lesions of virtually every size and on all parts of the body in an outpatient setting. Lasers are also used to treat stubborn acne and rosacea and to permanently reduce unwanted hair growth quickly and comfortably. Our lasers are suitable for use on most skin types.

UltraPulse Encore Fractional Laser
Ironwood Dermatology’s UltraPulse Encore is a CO2 laser designed to offer the versatility of both deep and light - minimal downtime, skin resurfacing. The UltraPulse laser delivers fractional treatments encompassing ActiveFX™, DeepFX™ and TotalFX™. Each procedure involves treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface, leaving untouched skin to aid in the regeneration process. “Ultrapulses” of the laser vaporize lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other irregularities, layer by layer. This process also stimulates the formation over time of new, underlying collagen to provide better elasticity and support for the skin. UltraPulse, the gold standard of CO2 lasers, is used to deliver a variety of low downtime treatments that can be customized according to the nature and extent of photodamage, wrinkling, skin type and individual requirements for recovery time.

Vbeam®
The Vbeam® pulsed dye laser is the gold standard for the treatment of vascular lesions and age spots, but it has a wide variety of applications. The following are some of the lesions and conditions for which the Vbeam maybe used.

  • Vascular lesions: port wine stains, facial and leg spider veins, rosacea, hemangiomas and venous lakes.
  • Brown age and sun damage spots
  • Warts
  • Scars and stretch marks
  • Acne: attacks the bacteria that causes acne and diminishes characteristic red, swollen lesions. The result is often clear, blemish-free skin.

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Lightsheer® Laser For Permanent Hair Reduction
This innovative, light-based device has revolutionized the treatment of unwanted hair. The Lightsheer® laser offers safe, gentle and convenient solutions for both men and women. The Lightsheer® targets numerous hair follicles simultaneously, allowing the treatment of most areas quickly and effectively. Multiple treatment sessions are required to achieve permanent hair reduction.

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Peels
Chemical peels are beneficial in treating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, skin discoloration, age spots, sun damage spots and dull skin texture. Chemical peels can be incorporated into acne treatment programs to open comedones, speed healing of inflammatory lesions and improve mild acne scarring.
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The procedure involves the application of a special chemical solution to remove the outer layers of aged, discolored and blemished skin. Fresh skin is then generated, which is usually smoother, brighter, less wrinkled and more uniform in color. Superficial, medium and deep chemical peel options are available. Click here for more information.

Next Generation Dermal Fillers: Juvéderm™, and Radiesse®

Juvéderm™
Recently approved by the FDA, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler and is the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA approved to last up to one year. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm™ is a gel made of hyaluronic acid--a naturally occurring substance in skin that helps to add volume and hydration. In addition, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

Radiesse® Facial Filler
This next generation dermal filler was FDA approved in December 2006 for the long lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Radiesse® also received a second FDA approval for the long lasting correction of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel carrier that enables the body to generate new collagen. Clinical studies report typical results lasting more than 6 months.
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Restylane® and Perlane®
Restylane® and Perlane® are hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers add volume to the skin by mimicking the hydrating effects of the skin's natural hyaluronic acid. These products can be used to treat smile lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, frown lines and acne scars. Hyaluronic acid based fillers can also be used to create a more expressive look by highlighting the shape of the lips and providing definition to the lip border. These fillers are received with enthusiasm by those seeking a full-lipped sensual look and by others desiring a more subtle, natural look. These products have been proven safe and effective, and no pretreatment skin test is required. Results are visible immediately and generally last 4 to 6 months.