Dr. Melissa Crosby offers many non surgical cosmetic options for BOTH men and women with all skin types and color who are not looking to go into surgery but want a more refreshed look with little down time. She has chosen procedures that provide results in a short amount of time with not a large amount of expense. The list of procedures include:
Clear & Brilliant®
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle, non-invasive laser that rejuvenates the skin from the inside out. Laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment areas in your ski, replacing damaged skin with healthy, more youthful looking skin. Sun exposure, environmental factors, and lifestyle can take a toll on your skin over time. With Clear + Brilliant laser treatments, provided by your healthcare professional, you can prevent the signs of aging, leaving behind youthful, smooth, glowing skin.
What to Expect
After discussing your concerns, your healthcare provider will apply a topical numbing cream to provide additional comfort. The Clear + Brilliant treatment is simple, yet effective treatment taking only 30 minutes to perform. Immediately post-treatment, you will experience some redness and tightness, which should diminish within 24 hours.
Other laser procedures available upon request including:
- Laser hair removal
- Ablative lasers for deeper resurfacing
- Laser tattoo removal
Microdermabrasion offers a non- invasive skin treatment to gently exfoliate your outer layer of skin, leaving behind a refreshed appearance. This treatment helps repair skin that has been damaged from the sun, scarring, acne, and unwanted effects of aging. Your provider will use an instrument to remove the dead outer layer of skin, promoting the growth of healthy new skin cells, with NO downtime. The use of medical microdermabrasion treatments also enhances the penetration of anti-aging products and skin bleaching products, improving dull complexion, uneven skin tone, melasma, fine lines, and acne.
SkinPen® is a microneedling device that helps to improve your skins appearance by utilizing the body’s healing response. SkinPen works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen® is a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little downtime. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and effective on multiple body parts, such as face, neck and décolletage.
SkinPen® procedures are beneficial to assist in reducing the signs of aging, improving the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture. The ideal SkinPen® candidate is anyone of any age and skin type who has stretch marks, acne scarring, rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of collagen, and discolored skin that desires improvement!
What to Expect
After a SkinPen® procedure, most patients should expect redness (like a mild sunburn) for 8-24 hours. One should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after your procedure. Total healing time depends on each individual patient; however, most are healed within two to four days. Post-procedure skin care protocol is suggested for optimal results.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers in a controlled fashion. Chemical peels can be a different depths including light, medium, and deep. Depending on the solution used a chemical peel is a very cost effective way to treat acne or acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, Irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin and scaly patches, certain scars, and sun-damaged skin.
Your healthcare provider will determine the type of solution to be used based on the results and skin conditions necessary to treat. Most peels can be performed in the medical office without sedation but deeper peels may require sedation.
What to Expect
Depending on the depth of the peel, recovery will vary but most patients can expect some erythema and mild peeling of the skin. Often patients should avoid sun exposure until they are fully healed due to photosensitivity.