Are you attending a special event this summer such as a wedding or reunion? Are you worried that people will judge your appearance? Luckily, there are ways to feel more confident when you walk through that door and hear comments like “You look amazing!” or “You just keep getting younger!” or “Have you lost weight?”
If you want to look your best for that event, don’t wait until the last minute. There are a number of non-surgical treatments with limited downtime that can help you look better than the last time your friends, family, and/or classmates saw you. While some treatments provide immediate results, others require some time for the full benefits to show.
This is why planning 2-3 months ahead is ideal, depending on the type of treatment you choose.
Here are some of the most beneficial non-invasive, non-surgical procedures at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii to help you prepare for that big event.
BOTOX is the most famous of these anti-aging injectables that quickly smooth certain types of wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead. We also offer Dysport.
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offers a variety of injectables (Artefill, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, and Sculptra) that fill lines and wrinkles and also stimulate your body to produce more collagen. You may need a few weeks for these injections to fully take effect, so be sure to plan in advance for these!
Laser treatments include SmartLipo or Liposonix for fat reduction around the waist and belly and the Fraxel laser, IPL, and Active FX to resurface facial skin and even out skin tone.
Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels
For skin rejuvenation, these treatments can give you a fresher look with just a short period of downtime. You can also begin an Obagi Skincare System to have your skin looking better by the time of your event.
Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that can tighten the facial skin, including the jowls, or reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body. Active FX and Deep FX are laser treatments that resurface the skin and also provide a subtle tightening of the face and neck.
Within 4-6 weeks, your eyelashes can look darker, longer, and thicker with this innovative prescription product that you apply at home. Try Latisse for longer lashes.
Visit our website for more information on each of these treatments, and decide which ones interest you. Or schedule a consultation – we can recommend which procedures will give you the results you want in plenty of time to walk into your event looking fantastic!
If you’re a man who has been curious about cosmetic treatments to improve your professional and social life, this newsletter will enlighten you about the trends that are boosting the self-confidence of many men and helping them advance in their professions – all without surgery. If you’re a woman whose boyfriend or husband could benefit from these treatments, read on. Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offers these non-invasive procedures at all three island-wide locations to help men look better discreetly, privately and conveniently.
Sometimes, a tattoo becomes “tired” – no longer fitting your personality or life. Other times, you enter a new profession and discover that tattoos are frowned upon, especially if you work in a job that requires you wear shorts and short sleeves. For this reason, many men are opting for Laser Tattoo Removal, a treatment that is less painful than getting a tattoo, and can make you a more viable candidate for any industry. Each of our locations offers tattoo removal on certain days of the week.
Unlike the painful procedures of the past, a few laser treatments can fade a tattoo almost completely with less discomfort and virtually no downtime. We provide Lidocane injections to make it as comfortable as possible.
The newest tattoo removal method can now take less time. In the past one pass was done every 6-8 weeks, typically taking 10 treatments over a period of a year and a half. Now 3 passes can be done in the same day, 30 minutes apart, for the price of 2 treatments. This saves money and will take only 3-5 sessions.
Want to know what it’s like? Find out more today, and set up your free tattoo removal consultation.
Say Goodbye to Acne Scars
Men have long been under the false impression that they just have to live with their acne scars. That isn’t at all the case. Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii has the largest variety of lasers in the state, and we have several that are excellent for smoothing acne scars and improving your appearance. Men no longer have to feel embarrassed about their skin – either when meeting clients or when meeting women.
Now, we have special Fraxel Days at all three locations that save you both time and money. The Fraxel Laser is just one of the advanced lasers we have available to improve the appearance of acne scars and give you smoother, healthier-looking skin. Active FX and Deep FX are additional laser treatments that are available for faster results but longer downtime.
Back Hair? Leg Hair? In the Way of Athletics?
One of the most popular laser procedures for men, Laser Hair Removal helps to rid men of unsightly back and shoulder hair. It is also commonly used by athletes – especially swimmers, cyclists, and Ironman Triathletes – to get rid of body hair that gets in the way of their sport. Some men even use it on their faces to cut down on shaving, skin irritation, and the incidence of ingrown hairs. While no method of hair removal is permanent, Laser Hair Removal is very close. After a series of treatments, you only need a maintenance treatment every 6-12 months. That sure beats constant shaving or waxing, doesn’t it? Download our Laser Hair Removal Guide now, which includes a special offer.
We now have two Men’s Combo packages – Back and shoulders or chest and abs. For $200-300 per month you can have less hair with less hassle. Get all of the details and contact us for a free laser hair removal consultation.
Men Need to Look Younger, Too
Anti-aging treatments have focused primarily on women, but men are finding that in an ageist society, it helps them to look more youthful, too. And it helps not just in social situations, but in professional ones as well. This is especially true for men working in industries that serve the wealthy, who are likely to have these procedures regularly themselves to stay younger looking. It’s just the way it is these days!
The great thing about skin tightening treatments for men is that the effects occur gradually so that no one will know a procedure has been done. They are non-invasive and non-surgical with no scars and little to no downtime. Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offers several different skin tightening procedures, and we can help you decide which is the best one for you.
These treatments can tighten the jowls, neck, the eye area, and the areas around the mouth for an overall younger look. Download our Wrinkles Guide for more information, and check out our Skin Tightening Combo packages to save money on these procedures.
Facial Spider Veins Got You Down?
No one likes the look of spider veins on the face – not men or women. They can make you look older, and they can make your face look red, as if you’ve had too much sun (or worse, too much to drink). We offer you a free consultation to examine your veins and let you know what will work best for you.
For the face, we generally recommend a few non-invasive laser treatments to fade the veins over time. The laser can also be used on spider veins on the legs, although in a few cases, we recommend a non-laser injection procedure called Sclerotherapy for a few spider veins.
While spider veins aren’t harmful, it is perfectly safe to remove them, to make your skin clearer with a healthier look and more even complexion. Read more about veins and vein treatments.
Our Facilities Put Men at Ease
Every Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii location is a professional physician’s office, not a ladies’ spa; you won’t see women in hair dryers. We offer discreet, private services in a medical environment, and we pride ourselves on facilities that make both sexes feel comfortable.
Self-Confidence is Magnetic
Let’s face it: The people who have magnetism are people with self-confidence. And there’s no denying that our appearance has a lot to do with how confident we feel about ourselves. It isn’t about perfection; it’s about looking and feeling our best, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting that. (Everyone secretly wants that whether they admit it or not.) It isn’t really different from improving yourself through learning a language or eating right.
So, improving your appearance enhances everything in your life – how you feel about yourself and how you feel about your relationships. Luckily, there are a number of “levels” of improvements that you can choose from. Many people opt for non-surgical treatments that are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime. These treatments, such as dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, or laser skin resurfacing can help you look better or younger in a less than obvious way.
For those who want more dramatic improvements, facelifts, tummy tucks, or breast enlargements are available. It’s all a matter of what would help you feel best about yourself. 2013 can be the year you feel and look better than ever. What’s on your cosmetic treatment wish list?
And what’s on the cosmetic treatment wish list of your loved one? Give the gift of greater self-confidence this Valentine’s Day with a gift card for special pampering at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii.
Bring a friend to an open house and share champagne and caviar.
Ho’ole’a members can bring a friend or significant other to our open house events in Waimea and Hilo, and enjoy champagne, caviar, truffles, and giveaways. Spend a couple of hours learning what Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii has to offer you.
Do you have a special event in 2013 – a reunion, a wedding, a graduation, or an anniversary? Now is the time to get that treatment that will bring you self-confidence and pictures that you’ll love to display.
You must RSVP to attend, though, so be sure to sign up today for the event you prefer.
- February 13 – Hilo – 5-7 pm
- February 15 – Waimea – 5-7 pm
Start the year off right with our February Radiesse special!
For a limited time, get $100 off one syringe of Radiesse, one of the world’s most popular dermal fillers. Most people only need one syringe per year.
Radiesse is a wrinkle filler that adds volume to the deeper layers of skin to improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl sagging, and other wrinkles. The treatment restores hyaluronic acid and stimulates your body’s production of collagen so that improvement continues for a period of time after your appointment. Schedule a consultation today and take advantage of these savings!
BOTOX/Dysport will help you look younger just in time for Valentine’s Day!
During February, bring a friend and get $75 off BOTOX or Dysport wrinkle relaxer. (You must schedule your appointments at the same time to take advantage of the offer.)
These quick treatments are great for frown lines and other lines around the eyes that are caused by repeated facial expressions resulting in muscle tension. BOTOX and Dysport relax the muscles so that the skin can also relax, alleviating the lines and wrinkles in the process.
Schedule your consultation today and save!
Tired of shaving your legs or your husband’s back?
Now is the time for Ho’ole’a members to take advantage of our Laser Hair Removal specials. This treatment can give you close to permanently smooth skin. It’s the most permanent hair removal solution available today.
It requires at least five treatments to achieve the best results, but then, you only require touch-ups once or twice a year to maintain those results.
We have a package for everyone. Underarm and bikini treatments (regular, “Playboy,” or “Brazilian”) range from $200-$300 – a savings of more than $200 from the usual price. For men, our back and shoulders package is reduce from $699 to just $500.
AND … after you complete your five treatments, receive two 30-minute touchups in the future FREE. All you have to do is schedule your first complimentary assessment consultation.
Do you have other areas where you want to remove unwanted hair? Visit our website for more special prices. Don’t miss these laser hair removal specials!
This time of year we think of all the great times and experiences we had over the past year and look forward to new exciting times in the year ahead. We are thankful for all of our wonderful patients and for your continued loyalty. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and joyous holiday season and an exciting blessed new year!
To Look Your Best, You Need an Expert
When you choose to have a cosmetic procedure, the expertise of your doctor is vital. As a maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Stover has a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy. He is triple-board certified, a distinction that gives him a broader understanding of how to prescribe the best treatment for the results you want. He also conducted doctoral research that has informed and improved the techniques used everywhere in facial aesthetics today.
Besides expertise, you also want dedication. Dr. Stover says he chose this especially rewarding career because he gets to help people feel better about themselves every day through skin treatments, anti-aging treatments, and cosmetic surgical solutions that improve appearance.
The broad range of treatments offered at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii – including a variety of laser devices, injectables, etc. – means we are not restricted by limited possibilities. Our extensive menu allows Dr. Stover to help you choose procedures that are tailored to your issues and how you wish to look. Remember: We don’t just treat your skin. We often combine non-surgical treatments, injectables, laser treatments, skin care products, and surgery to help you look younger, healthy, and vibrant.
With the holidays just weeks away, one of the quickest ways to take years off your appearance is with anti-aging injectables, wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. Get ready for those holiday parties, and start the new year off with a new you!
Contact us for a consultation to discuss the best treatments to achieve the look you imagine.
Everything you ever wanted to know about wrinkles
Those forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and other stubborn wrinkles are caused by:
- Exposure to the sun
- Reduced collagen and elastin production as we age
- Genetic factors
- Repetitive facial expressions such as frowning and smiling
As you can see there are several factors involved in wrinkle creation and that is why there are so many types of wrinkle treatments.
Read all about wrinkles in our Wrinkle Guide – including the different types (yes, there are different kinds of wrinkles) and the procedures that actually get rid of them.
Injectables are easier than a visit to the dentist!
Just the idea of a needle is scary for a lot of people, but the needles used for injectables like BOTOX, Dysport, and Restylane are very small and fine. The experience is almost painless, and many patients are surprised to discover that it’s less stressful than a dental exam.
We’ll provide you with a consultation to determine the best injectable to get you the results you want, and we’ll answer all of your questions. Dr. Stover has expertise with all skin types, colors, and ethnicities. This experience has given him a highly specialized understanding of aesthetic balance, ideal facial proportions, and which injectables work best in different situations.
So, what are injectables really like? Most sessions take only a few minutes. Afterward, some people do experience some minor temporary swelling and bruising. So, we recommend that you have your injections a couple of weeks before the holidays just in case you have these reactions. That way, you’ll look great in time for the festivities!
Say goodbye to expression lines for less
Sometimes called wrinkle relaxers, BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are injectables that subtly improve the expression lines that can make you look tired or angry. The results last as long as 6 months, or even longer in some cases if you have subsequent treatments.
These wrinkles – such as frown lines and forehead lines – are created by repeated facial expressions like squinting. The muscle becomes weaker as a result, and the injections relax the muscle so that the wrinkle can smooth out.
Now, just in time for the holidays, you can save money by planning for multiple treatments. Look young throughout 2013! When you buy a year’s supply, you will pay 25% less. And when you complete your treatments, you will receive a $50 gift card toward your next purchase of BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport.
Contact us for an appointment now before the holiday hustle and bustle, and get started on your BOTOX/Dysport special. Meanwhile, download our Wrinkle Guide and Dysport Guide to learn more.
Dermal Fillers just in time for those holiday photos
The lines and wrinkles that are not caused by repeated facial expressions require a different type of injectable. The facial fillers – Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Artefill – restore volume where it has been lost and “fill” the indentations left by wrinkles. These fillers are also used for lip injections to make your lips subtly fuller.
Each filler works a bit differently. Some can even restore volume to hollowed and sunken areas, and some can lift sagging areas of the face for a non-surgical facelift effect. Dermal fillers can even help you postpone surgery by maintaining a more youthful appearance for years. Download our Fillers Guide to find out more.
Dr. Stover will work closely with you to help you decide the best treatments for your specific situation and desired outcome. He has performed thousands of facial aesthetic procedures and will give you expert advice and beautiful results.
Long-term skincare solutions at North Hawaii Medical Spa
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii includes North Hawaii Medical Spa where you can receive procedures that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne, diminish acne scars, and correct uneven skin tone. Procedures like these should never be provided at a spa that does not include an on-site physician. These include:
Save up to 20% on Obagi Prescription Skincare.
Now through October 31, save during our once-a-year Obagi sale.* Stock up on all Obagi lines: Nu-Derm, CLENZIderm, Rosaclear, Obagi-C Rx, and Vitamin C.** Available at all three locations.
- Spend up to $100 and receive 10% off
- Spend from $101 to $300 and receive 15% off
- Purchase a full, regular-size set (Cleanser, Toner, Clear, Exfoderm, Blender and Sunfader)* and save 20%.
Download your savings certificate.
Plus enter to win a year’s supply of Obagi. One lucky winner will receive 2 complete, full-size sets of Obagi. Visit our Facebook page and LIKE us to get the details. $695 value. Feel confident with beautiful, healthy skin.
* You must be an Obagi patient and Ho`ole`a member to win and to use your savings certificate. It is FREE to join and to become a patient.
** Does not apply to Retin A
A solution for Cellulite at our medical spa
If you are plagued with unsightly cellulite, Thermage can often help to smooth skin dimpling and improve your appearance.
While there is no procedure that completely gets rid of cellulite, Thermage has brought excellent results for many patients, smoothing the dimpling effects of cellulite on the body and tightening loose skin.
Thermage is a procedure that uses radiofrequency to subtly but effectively tighten the skin. It takes 2-6 months to see results, and the treatment can be repeated after 6 months to maintain the skin tightening already achieved or to achieve more tightening. For big savings, read about our Thermage Days.
3 popular medical spa treatments
Our medical spa offers a number of treatments that help increase your self-confidence and enhance your appearance. These are three of our most popular non-surgical procedures.
Laser hair removal - Typically we prefer patients to come for a complementary consultation prior to scheduling their first laser hair removal treatment, but more and more patients are asking for an online consultation and making their first appointment treatment number one. Our state-of-the-art lasers and extensive experience can safely remove hair from all skin types and colors. Our medical spa offers many laser hair removal packages.
Tattoo removal – Since tattoos were designed to be permanent, a skilled practitioner and the latest laser technology ensures the best results. The tattoo removal procedure has come a long way, making it much easier to have good results. Our Alex TriVantage laser has the ability to fade your tattoo so that it will be barely noticeable. There’s no need to live with tattoos that you no longer want. Schedule a free tattoo removal consultation at any one of our three locations.
Fillers and wrinkle relaxers – Both non-surgical rejuvenation procedures can improve your appearance and help maintain a more youthful appearance. They reduce lines, wrinkles and folds. They include Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, Artefil, and Juvéderm and may be combined with other treatments at our medical spa for longer-lasting and more effective results. Choose from several of our popular cosmetic rejuvenation packages.
3 facial treatment options for long-term results
Receive the relaxing experience of a day spa facial, with true medical supervision of Dr. John Stover and Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii. We have several treatments that are customized specifically for you using the most advanced products and protocols available. Our friendly and knowledgeable clinical staff can help you develop a customized program that works for you to obtain the results you are looking for!
Dermasound Facial - Perfect for all skin types including patients with sensitive skin. This treatment includes all the components of a regular facial combining the use of low frequency sound waves and water to exfoliate, nourish and heal the skin. After exfoliating through a process called 'cavitation', nourishing antioxidants are applied to the skin and allowed to penetrate deeper, a process called 'sonophoresis'. The Dermasound facial treatment is completed with 'microamp' therapy to heal the skin.
Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that can help you achieve remarkable improvements. This treatment includes all the components of a regular facial plus the added benefits of deeper exfoliation provided by microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion can address skin problems such as early signs of aging, uneven skin tone, fine lines, mild acne, enlarged pores and even light scarring with no discomfort or downtime.
Chemical Peels - As skin ages, the natural exfoliation process tends to slow down. This leads to "dull-looking" skin. Assisting this exfoliation process is beneficial to achieving and/or maintaining clear, youthful looking skin. This can be done either through mechanical exfoliation, such as microdermabrasion, or chemical exfoliation, through chemical peels. Our medical spa offers a variety of light, medium, and deep peels, to meet your specific needs. During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is used to improve the texture of the skin by removing its outer damaged layers. Chemical peels are ideal for those wanting to improve wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, facial blemishes, acne, actinic keratosis and large pores. Find out more about chemical peel treatments.
If you’re still relying on over-the-counter skin care, you might be doing your skin a disservice. What makes prescription skin care better? It isn’t a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, it’s geared toward your specific issues based on our state-of-the-art VISIA Skin Analysis. The prescribed treatment not only improves your skin now, but also helps you to avoid problems in the future.
Dr. Stover recommends Obagi prescription skin care systems for many of his patients because they are the most effective formulations on the market. They don’t just work on the surface layers of skin; they work on a cellular level to actually improve your skin’s health. The long and short of it is … they work! In this newsletter, we’ll talk about just four of the conditions that Obagi’s systems can improve.
Don’t wait until wrinkles set in!
The best time to start anti-aging skin treatments is before you need them. What’s that old saying, “Prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Well, it’s true when it comes to your skin. Lines and wrinkles are caused by the environment and personal lifestyle choices. You can combat these factors, though, if you give your skin what it needs. Obagi’s prescription systems called Nu-Derm and C-Rx are great choices for keeping your skin young looking.
Even if you have oily skin, there’s an Obagi anti-aging system for you that can prevent the damaging effects of the sun, stress, pollution, and even hormones. Find out more about these groundbreaking systems from Obagi Medical Products.
Acne requires prescription care
Over-the-counter treatments for acne rarely work. A multi-dimensional approach is almost always necessary, and Obagi’s prescription-strength treatment using CLENZiderm M.D. is the latest breakthrough medicine for pimples. Why is Obagi CLENZiderm M.D. so special? It’s a liquefied form of benzoyl peroxide which allows it to penetrate below the surface of the skin and get to the root of the problem.
When it comes to acne, no two people are the same, and the causes can be complex. This makes it difficult to treat. Prescription formulas like Obagi’s are your best chance for clearing your skin and keeping it clear long-term, especially when combined with other treatments based on our examination of your skin. Read up on acne and the treatments we recommend.
When rosy cheeks get too rosy
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling on the face, but it can even spread to the chest and back. It can be difficult to treat, complicated by the fact that people with this condition usually also have sensitive skin. This is where Obagi comes to the rescue once again. Dr. Stover has found their Rosaclear system to be the best treatment for Rosacea.
Obagi Rosaclear helps to calm the redness and blotchy appearance caused by Rosacea, and it reduces inflammation as well. Great results can be achieved even for the more advanced cases of rosacea when combined with IPL Photo facials. Photo facial treatments are covered by most insurance plans.
If you believe you have rosacea, make an appointment with us for your VISIA Skin Analysis and find out if Rosaclear could help.
Those stubborn dark spots
Some people are simply prone to uneven pigmentation and brown spots. It’s hard to treat them once they’re there, so why not try to prevent them from forming in the first place? A VISIA Skin Analysis can show us what’s going on underneath the top layers of skin that’s causing the dark spots. This allows us to prescribe the right Obagi system for you.
Obagi’s Nu-Derm system with Retin-A and exfoliants is often a great choice for preventing more spots, while procedures like Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Fraxel laser, and Active FX can help fade any spots you already have. Want to know more?
The bottom line is that early and consistent use of the top prescription skincare systems is the best prevention for the signs of aging and recurring skin conditions. Contact us for your FREE VISIA Skin Analysis to find out how to keep your skin looking young and healthy throughout your life.
Most people know about popular cosmetic procedures like facelifts and facial fillers, but there are a number of treatments that can improve lesser-known problem areas of the body. After all, Hawaii’s warm climate and outdoor lifestyle means that more of our skin shows, making it harder to hide imperfections. It keeps us self-conscious about our bodies and skin.
Luckily, there are treatments for several problem areas that you might not know about. Take a look at our list to see if any of these procedures could help you feel more confident about how you look in Hawaii’s skin-baring clothes.
http://www.drjohnstover.com/gallery/index.htmlThe most common complaints for this area of the body are unwanted hair and skin discoloration, such as sun spots.
- IPL Photofacial is a great procedure for the chest to combat redness or
brown spots from
too much sun exposure.
- Fraxel Laser treatment improves the appearance of brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles on the chest.
- Laser Hair Removal is effective for both men and women. Many women remove unwanted hair from around the areola (nipple area), while men
usually wish to remove chest (and/or back) hair.
Unsightly veins, skin conditions, or ingrown hairs may keep you from wanting to wear shorts, dresses, and bathing suits. Here are some of the procedures offered by Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii that treat these conditions:
- Laser Hair Removal can eliminate the irritation caused by shaving and ingrown hairs.
- Thermage, Active FX, and Fraxel Laser procedures can tighten the skin on the legs, smoothing crinkly areas. Thermage has been shown to improve the appearance of cellulite.
- Liposuction, whether traditional lipo or the less invasive Liposonix and Smart Lipo, can rid you of unwanted, stubborn fat.
- Chemical peels are usually used on the face, but they’re equally effective on the skin of the legs for scars and rough, dull skin.
Age spots, unsightly veins, warts, and wrinkles can make your hands look older.
- Chemical peels are often used on the hands to smooth and brighten the skin.
- IPL Photofacial is a great treatment to remove brown spots.
- Alexandrite Laser is a method we use for more resistant brown spots on the hands.
- Fillers – The same injectable fillers used on the face can be used on the hands to give them more volume, which makes them look younger.
- Sclerotherapy is an advanced vein removal procedure that can be used on the hands.
- Wart Removal injections can finally rid you of unsightly warts.
Many people suffer from hair, warts, and unsightly veins on the feet, while others experience excessive sweating.
- BOTOX is not just for facial wrinkles! It can also reduce excessive perspiration of the feet.
- Laser Hair Removal can be used to remove unwanted hair on the tops of the feet or toes.
- Sclerotherapy and Laser Spider Vein procedures can reduce the appearance of veins on the feet.
- Wart Removal procedures are effective on the feet.
- Liposuction is often used on the ankles when stubborn fat collects there.
Often a problem area, elbows can benefit from beautifying cosmetic procedures.
- Advanced Skin Care Products can combat the dry eczema and psoriasis that often plagues the elbows. Visit Marné in our offices for solutions.
- Chemical peels and lotions are also very effective in treating dry elbows.
- Sagging skin around the elbows can be treated both surgically with an elbow lift or non-surgically with Thermage to tighten the skin.
Many people are unhappy with the look of their knees, but thankfully, there are some treatments that can help.
- Fraxel Laser is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of scars on the knees, as well as tightening crinkly skin above the knees.
- Thermage is an excellent skin tightening treatment for the area above the knee.
In Hawaii, it’s impossible to cover the arms, so any appearance issues are there for everyone to see.
- IPL Photofacial can even skin tone and lighten freckles and brown spots on the arms.
- Fraxel Laser and Thermage can tighten mildly loosened skin on the upper arms.
- Laser Hair Removal can take care of excessive hair on the arms, making waxing a thing of the past.
- Skin Tag Removal treatments called electrodessication and electrocautory are also popular for the arms.
The biggest neck complaints are skin tags, excess fat, and excess skin.
- Skin Tag Removal treatments like electrodessication and electrocautory can rid you of those unsightly pieces of skin that frequently develop on the neck.
- Liposuction or less invasive procedures like SmartLipo are frequently used to remove excess fat on the neck.
- Neck Lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin of the neck, creating a more youthful appearance.
The majority of these treatments are fast and non-invasive. You can look better quickly, so contact us to find out more about these procedures.
What can you do about skin discoloration?
People frequently visit our office in the hope of fixing skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation problems. These might include freckles, age spots, dark spots, white spots, or melasma. Uneven skin tone and spots can be very distressing, and they can also be difficult to treat. This is why there are a number of methods to correct pigmentation from botanical formulations to lightening agents to laser procedures to chemical peels and more.
You need an expert opinion to determine what is likely to work for you while also maintaining the health of your skin. The first step is to schedule a complementary VISIA skin analysis that will help us determine the best methods to address your specific skin discoloration issues.
What do lightening agents do?
Dark spots are the result of too much pigment in the skin, and lightening agents work to bring the amount of pigment back to normal. You have to use strong enough formulations of these agents in order for them to work, however. Find out about these lightening agents in our article, “Do skin lightening agents work for freckles and age spots?”
Does hydroquinone work?
You may have heard of this natural plant-based product, hydroquinone. It has been a popular skin lightening agent for many years, and we frequently recommend it for our patients. It is available in over-the-counter and prescription strengths. But what strength do you need, are there side effects, and is it right for you? Learn more about hydroquinone.
Your treatment plan for uneven skin tone
We treat each patient individually based on your skin type and health. Whether your dark spots are from acne or sun damage, we offer multiple options including hydroquinone, botanicals, exfoliants, Retin-A, lasers, chemical peels, cryotherapy, and skin care maintenance plans to treat the spots and keep them from coming back. Read our rundown of these skin discoloration treatments.
Learn about the various botanical skin lighteners
There are so many different types of botanical skin lighteners that it took two articles to tell you about them all. We talk about what they do and how they work – from the more well-known Glycolic Acid to the lesser-known Glabridin. You may be surprised to learn that Licorice Extract, Soy, Vitamin C and Bearberry are also on the list. Read more:
Anti-Aging Treatment Programs Can Slow Down the Clock
These days, anti-aging treatments are really no different than getting your hair or nails done. A customized package of non-surgical procedures to maintain your youthful appearance and prevent many of the effects of aging can virtually stop the clock.
To keep you looking young and refreshed year after year, check out some of our recommendations based on your age group. Of course, the long-term anti-aging treatment plan we design is unique to you based not just on your age, but also on your goals, your skin type, and more.
Contact us today for your customized anti-aging plan.
Anti-Aging Treatments in your 20s and 30s
Obviously, when you’re in your 20s and 30s, the signs of aging are not too pronounced, but looking young later in life starts during this time of your life. So, the most important thing is to maintain your youth as long as you can by taking great care of yourself and nipping any skin problems in the bud, such as acne, sun damage, or pigmentation issues. It also means wearing the right sun block for you to avoid sun damage.
We can help you with all of these problems and more. We often recommend Microdermabrasion or Gentle Chemical Peels for people in this age group to smooth skin texture; brighten dull-looking skin; shrink pores; even out skin tone; improve acne, acne scars, and blemishes; heal sun damage; and yes – even smooth those beginning fine lines and wrinkles.
We also recommend a tailored skin care system to maintain your skin’s health and beautiful appearance. These products may include Obagi, Skinceuticals, Epicuren, Glymed, and/or Neocutis, including our extensive sunscreen bar with state-of-the-art formulations that you can sample to find the one that is right for your skin.
Anti-Aging Treatments in your 30s and 40s
Like in your 20s, a customized regimen that takes care of your skin’s particular issues is of primary importance. We choose from the latest products to ensure that your skin receives the best possible chance of looking great throughout your life: Obagi, Skinceuticals, Epicuren, Glymed, or Neocutis.
As the signs of aging usually begin for most people during this age group, we recommend a variety of possible treatments depending on your needs. IPL Photofacial, for example, is a great treatment for brown spots (Brown Spots Treatment). Deeper Chemical Peels not only address acne, skin texture, pigmentation issues, sun damage, large pores, and dull-looking skin, but they can also often decrease fine lines. The advanced Fraxel laser treatment further addresses fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scars (including acne scars).
Botox / Dysport injections relax wrinkles, while Facial Fillers promote collagen production and reduce lines and wrinkles in other parts of the face. Thermage is another treatment we often recommend for people in this age group, as it tightens the skin on the face and the body. It is an excellent way to nip sagging facial skin in the bud and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Anti-Aging Treatments in Your 50s and 60s
Taking excellent care of your skin is always important, but this age group may require a change in regimen. If you’re still using the products you used in your 20s and 30s, let us help you reevaluate what you need from our chosen assortment of scientifically advanced products by Obagi, Skinceuticals, Epicuren, Glymed, or Neocutis. We can also provide you with skin cancer evaluations and make sure you are well-protected from the sun.
For wrinkles in certain parts of the face, Botox / Dysport are your best options. For other areas, Fillers such as Restylane, Artefill, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are an excellent way to look younger and promote the production of youthful collagen. When gravity begins to take hold on the face, Thermage is a great non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin in a subtle way. It’s also used to tighten skin and smooth dimpling on the body, such as from cellulite.
For brown spots, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, we generally recommend Skin Resurfacing treatments like Active FX / Deep FX. These procedures keep the signs of aging from becoming pronounced, making your skin smoother and younger looking.
Anti-Aging Treatments in your 70s and Beyond
In this age group, we often suggest a combination of non-surgical and surgical treatments to combat the signs of aging. For example, a facelift combined with laser skin resurfacing or facial fillers, as well as treatments for age spots, might be the best option. Eyelid surgery combined with Active FX or Deep FX and Botox injections might provide the best results.
Because we offer a wide array of procedures at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii, you have the best possible opportunity to look great with a combination of treatments that we design specifically with your goals and needs in mind.
Contact us now for a consultation to find out how you can continue to look young and vital.