Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
There are so many innovations taking place in aesthetic medicine that a large majority of us find that we feel intrigued. We may hear about the power of lasers or see the direct benefits that come from injectables like Botox and dermal fillers when our friends or colleagues obtain treatment. And still, we wait. If you are in this boat, there is no time like now to hop out and test the waters. Here, we will describe a few of the ways we help patients of our Fresno dermatology office look and feel their best.
Fraxel laser treatments are great for men and women who want to either slow the development of lines, wrinkles, and pigment problems, or those who would like to correct these issues. Fraxel laser is fractionated. That means that the beam of light that is directed toward the skin is broken up into tiny pinpoints. On the skin, this means less area touched, which means fewer side effects like redness and flaking.
Due to the precise nature of laser skin resurfacing, there is a perception that this treatment is uncomfortable or that it requires extensive time away from normal activities while the skin heals. Neither assumption is accurate. Dr. Behr has a twenty-year history using CO2 laser devices, and she also offers a fractional laser resurfacing treatment. While resurfacing is more advanced than Fraxel laser treatments, patients achieve noticeable improvements with just one or two treatments, rather than a series.
The natural effects of age leave us with sagging, loose skin on all parts of the face and body. If your eyes are drooping or your jowls are hanging, this year could be a great year to schedule skin tightening treatments. We use two modalities to help our patients regain the elasticity and firmness they had years ago. These include Ultherapy, which stimulates collagen with ultrasound energy, and ThermiSmooth, which uses radiofrequency to encourages regeneration of the collagen fibers that support youthful skin.
There is a wide variety of treatments through which you can address dermatologic and cosmetic concerns. Call your Fresno dermatologist at (559) 435-7546.