Skin Care Treatments
We realize that maintaining beautiful skin can sometimes take hard work. At our Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgery practice, we do all the work to help your skin achieve a healthy, natural glow. In addition to our laser treatments, we provide our patients with a multitude of options for personalized care. A pampering facial is a simple, relaxing way to promote the skin’s vitality, while an IPL® Photofacial, microdermabrasion, or a chemical peel can provide more dramatic results. For patients who wish to restore a healthy look to skin afflicted by spider veins, Dr. David Rankin and Dr. Dev Vibhakar offer both sclerotherapy and laser vein removal.
At Aqua Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to offer our patients the Vitalize Peel® from SkinMedica®. Perfect for people with acne scars, large pores, age spots, melasma, or sun damage, the Vitalize Peel® is a safe, effective procedure that requires no downtime. A carefully blended solution of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid removes the skin’s outer layer, encouraging the growth of fresh, new skin cells. Brighter, clearer skin can be achieved in only about 20 minutes with the Vitalize Peel®, and visible improvement is possible with just one treatment. Optimal results are generally attained after three to six treatments, depending on the original condition of the skin.
During the microdermabrasion procedure, Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev uses a special device to deliver a concentrated spray of fine crystals to the surface of the skin. By removing the uppermost layer of skin, this process can reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, acne scars, and other common skin problems. Results are usually noticeable after one treatment, but more than one treatment may be necessary for maximum improvement. Those that require a more extensive exfoliating treatment may be interested in dermabrasion.
Fine lines, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, and redness associated with acne and rosacea can all be treated with IPL® Photofacial. Using intense pulses of light, IPL® Photofacial penetrates the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen, reduce broken blood vessels, and even out skin pigmentation. The non-invasive nature of IPL® Photofacial allows patients to return to their normal activities immediately. Care should be taken, however, to protect treated skin from the sun.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are a common cosmetic problem that can also cause physical discomfort. Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that can significantly reduce the prominence of spider veins. During the procedure, the doctor injects a special solution – called a sclerosing solution – into the vein using a very fine needle. The solution causes the vein to collapse and gradually disappear.
Although sclerotherapy can be an effective treatment for spider veins, laser vein removal may be a more appropriate treatment option for spider veins that appear on the face. Individual can schedule an appointment with Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev at Aqua Plastic Surgery to learn which option is best for them.
Skin Care Products
The power of an appropriate skin care routine is not to be underestimated. By cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and protecting the skin, a person can maintain the moisture, balance, and nutrient level essential for healthy, beautiful skin. At Aqua Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rankin and Dr. Dev offer two of the best medical skin care lines available on the market today.
Using a unique blend of natural botanicals and medical grade ingredients, Obagi® skin care products can address a variety of needs. Designed to help patients with sun damage, age spots, fine lines, or adult acne, the Obagi Nu-Derm® System uses powerful prescription ingredients tretinoin and hydroquinone to increase cellular turnover and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. For those who want healthier, brighter skin that is protected from everyday pollutants and sun damage, the Obagi-C® Rx System delivers highly potent antioxidants to actively defend skin from oxidization.
A plant-based extract known as kinetin is the active ingredient in Kinerase® skin care. In plants, kinetin protects the leaves from aging and turning brown. In skin care, kinetin works remarkably the same way, protecting skin cells from damaging free-radicals and photoaging. In Kinerase Pro+Therapy® skin care products, kinetin is combined with zeatin, another plant-based extract that works hand in hand with kinetin to promote healthy skin cells.
Contact Aqua Plastic Surgery
At Aqua Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of treatments to promote the health and vibrancy of our patients’ skin. Our treatments are tailored to each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic desires. To learn more about our skin solutions, please contact our practice in Jupiter at 561-776-2830 or in Fort Lauderdale at 954-564-3832.