Acne affects people of all ages, and for many of our patients at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, it feels like a constant battle because they spend years being vigilant with their skin care routines and other preventative measures. But even after the acne is gone, patients are often left with scars that are just as frustrating to them as the acne itself. Fortunately, there are plenty of acne scar treatments available, although these treatments will depend on the shape, size, location, and number of scars you have. To bring you up to speed, we’ve created a helpful infographic about the different types of acne scars and how each type can be treated.
Even if you only struggled with acne for a few years, the scars can persist for a lifetime, and while some fade over the years, others become worse with age. If you’re dealing with acne scars, there are most likely ways you can reduce your scarring and get back your confidence in your appearance. To find out your options, schedule an appointment for an acne scar consultation. For more tips about skin care treatments as well as all our upcoming specials and events, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
As summer approaches and we all look forward to spending more time outdoors, we don’t look forward to spending more time shaving. That’s why long-term hair removal methods, specifically laser hair removal and electrolysis, are so popular for men and women alike. While most people have heard of both of these treatments, few people actually know the difference between the two and how to determine which one fits their needs. Fortunately, the experienced team at our specialized Hair Removal Center is here to break it down.
How They Work
Both electrolysis and laser hair removal use high-powered energy to limit or stop each hair follicle from producing hair in the future. The difference is in how they deliver that energy to the follicle. During electrolysis, an experienced certified clinical electrologist places a tiny probe into each follicle, and the energy travels through the probe into the follicle. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, actually uses the hair itself instead of the probe. The light from the laser is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair, so the energy pulls into the hair and travels down it to reach the follicle.
One of the biggest factors in favor of electrolysis is that it’s more versatile. Laser hair removal is only effective on dark hairs. It’s also most effective on patients with light skin along with dark hair, although our team at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Hair Removal Center has the expertise and the technology to treat patients with most skin types as we’ve been performing the treatment for over 25 years.
Both laser hair removal and electrolysis have been used for decades as highly effective ways to keep unwanted hair away for long periods of time. For thorough laser hair removal, most people complete a series of about three to eight treatments initially, then maintain their results with a fresh treatment once or twice per year. Electrolysis often takes more initial treatments to get thorough results, but the results typically last forever without the need for maintenance treatments.
One of the most attractive aspects of long-term hair removal is that it reduces or eliminates the time you need to spend shaving, so it’s natural to be curious how long these long-term treatments take as well. Laser hair removal treatments are faster because the laser can treat about an area the size of a quarter with each pulse, and each pulse takes just fractions of a second. A small area like the underarms or the beard can be treated in just a few minutes. Electrolysis is more time-consuming because the placement of the probe needs to be precise and because each hair follicle is treated individually.
Before any medical procedure, most patients want to know if it will hurt. For both laser hair removal and electrolysis, the discomfort is typically minimal, although each patient’s body reacts differently and the sensation will vary from patient to patient.
There are a lot of factors to weigh when you’re deciding between laser hair removal and electrolysis. But it’s important to note that you should only accept either procedure from a qualified and experienced medical professional like a certified clinical electrologist or a board-certified dermatologist. If you’re ready to find out whether laser hair removal or electrolysis is the right fit for you, schedule a consultation appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. For more helpful information about hair removal and other skin care treatments, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Everyone makes choices that they come to regret later, but hopefully they’re mostly minor ones. For people who regret their tattoos, there is hope in the form of laser treatments. But understandably, patients want to know what they’re in for before they start. It helps to know that our providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have been treating tattoos for over 25 years with the latest technology, which today includes the advanced PicoWay® and PicoSure® lasers. While everyone’s body responds differently, making it impossible to truly predict the number of treatments a patient will need, there are some factors that do make some tattoos more challenging to remove:
Laser tattoo removal works when the color in the ink absorbs the energy from the laser. Different colors of ink absorb color differently. Specifically, lighter colors like white, yellow, light blue, and pink are the most difficult to remove, as are green, red, and neon colors. White ink (and light colors that were made by combining darker ink with white ink) sometimes turns darker before it begins to fade.
Laser tattoo removal tends to work more quickly on people with lighter skin. Darker skin tends to absorb some of the laser energy that was meant for the tattoo ink (especially when treating red and green ink), and dark skin usually requires milder laser settings to limit side effects. For these reasons, tattoo ink often receives less laser energy in patients with darker skin, so it takes longer to remove. Fortunately, at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we can use the PicoWay® 1064 wavelength safely for all skin types.
As most people with tattoos have noticed, ink tends to fade over time. If it’s an old tattoo you want to remove, your body has already done some of the work for you. New tattoos, on the other hand, take longer.
Location of the tattoo
The closer to your heart a tattoo is, the more blood flow goes through that area. While the laser energy breaks down the tattoo ink, it’s your body’s natural response that actually gets rid of the ink. The better your blood flow, the more easily your body can remove the ink. This means that tattoos in areas with lower circulation (like your hands, fingers, and feet) take longer to remove.
How the tattoo was administered
Getting your tattoo from a professional makes the process safer and more successful, but it also makes the tattoo more difficult to remove. Homemade tattoos are usually less deep, so the ink fades faster. Keep in mind, though, that ensuring that your tattoo is safe is much more important than making it easier to remove, so we do not recommend getting an amateur or homemade tattoo. This is just one of many dermatologist-recommended skincare tips on our Dermatology Associates of Atlanta Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.
Getting your tattoo modified or touched up with fresh ink can certainly make it look better. The downside, though, is that multiple layers of ink take more treatments to remove than a single layer.
As we mentioned earlier, strong blood flow is crucial for tattoo removal. Smoking hinders your blood flow, so it has a direct effect on the tattoo removal process.
If you have some of the difficulty factors above, don’t worry. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta and our laser specialty center, The Laser Institute of Georgia, we’re proud to use the most advanced technology available – specialized lasers called PicoWay® and PicoSure®. The combination of the latest technology with our highly experienced and skilled dermatologists and physician assistants means that our patients enjoy successful results in fewer treatments. To get started removing your unwanted tattoo, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
The reason tattoos are long-lasting is because the particles are too big for your body to absorb and clear out of its system. Laser tattoo removal works by sending specific wavelengths of light into the ink particles, which breaks them apart into much smaller particles. This allows your body to absorb the ink and remove them from your skin. The latest technology is picosecond lasers like PicoWay™ and PicoSure® use shorter pulses for even more versatile and effective results, and we use both of these advanced lasers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. With each tattoo removal treatment, more and more ink is broken down enough for your immune system to remove it safely and naturally.
The Tattoo Removal Process
Laser tattoo removal varies considerably from one patient to another (and from one tattoo to another), so our providers always begin with an in-person consultation. Your tattoo removal will depend on the size, location, and coloration of your tattoo, as well as how it was applied, the type of ink that was used, and other factors. At your consultation, one of our board-certified dermatologists or physician assistants will be able to evaluate your tattoo, design a course of treatment, and estimate the number of sessions you’ll need. They may also perform a “test spot” to see how your skin reacts to the laser.
Before your laser skin treatment, many patients choose to have a topical numbing cream applied to make the procedure more comfortable. Different lasers and settings are used to target different colors, so during your procedure, your provider will use the necessary laser(s) and slowly pass over your tattoo. For small tattoos, this can take just a matter of a few minutes, while larger tattoos will take longer.
When your treatment is completed, the provider will apply an ointment and dressing to help your skin heal. Your skin will probably feel sunburnt and sensitive, and you may have some other side effects as well like blistering, redness, and swelling, but this will generally fade within a few weeks.
The number of treatments you’ll need will vary, but they’re typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart, depending on how quickly your body responds. Keep in mind that some inks get darker before they fade, so you may notice this change in your earlier treatments.
Laser Tattoo Removal Results
Before laser tattoo removal, it’s important to look over before and after photos so you know what to expect. Not all tattoos can be completely removed, so you may have a slight “ghost” of the tattoo that remains, although for most patients, this subtle remaining ink is far preferable to the dark and noticeable tattoo they had before.
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there is a risk of side effects. For laser tattoo removal, these potential side effects include darkened or lightened skin around the treatment area (though this is usually temporary), scars, burns, and textural changes in the skin. These issues are rare when your treatments are performed by a qualified medical professional who is experienced in tattoo removal and is using up-to-date equipment, so our providers at DAA have the benefit of the most cutting-edge tattoo removal lasers, including PicoWay™ and PicoSure®.
Just as the choice to get a tattoo is a personal one, so is the choice to have it removed. Regardless of why you want to remove your tattoo, our providers at DAA can offer years (or in some cases decades) of experience, cutting-edge technology, and a caring touch. To find out more about what you can expect from your treatment process, schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
While some patients shy away from laser skin treatments because they think it’s too new of a procedure to be truly proven, the fact is that lasers have been used in the medical field for decades with safe and highly successful results. Throughout the years, researchers have continuously made improvements on the earlier lasers, making them even safer and more effective for a wide range of skin care needs, from tattoo removal to skin cancer treatment to facial rejuvenation. But one advancement that has arisen in the past several years has stood out as not only a particularly effective treatment, but one which is also easy for patients with busy schedules to accommodate.
The PicoSure® laser actually began (and is still used) as an extremely effective laser for tattoo removal by targeting more colors than similar lasers and providing more thorough results in fewer sessions. But in 2014, the manufacturers of PicoSure® released the FOCUS™ Lens Array, and since then we’ve completed thousands of treatments and have achieved fantastic results. This new tool is essentially an attachment for the PicoSure® laser which allows it to provide comprehensive yet noninvasive skin rejuvenation. By treating fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots alike, this unique procedure offers exceptional results for any area of the body, but with very low risks and without the recovery time that traditional and fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments require. In fact, the only “side effect” the procedure generally causes is a redness that fades in around 4-6 hours.
So what does the treatment actually look like? Take a look at the video below of an actual treatment by our own Dr. D. Scott Karempelis at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) using PicoSure® with the FOCUS™ Lens Array:
Lasers are among the most versatile tools for skin care, because they can be customized to target any specific cosmetic concern: aging, rosacea, spider veins, tattoos, unwanted hair, and much more. And the largest and most experienced laser skin care center in the Southeast is actually right in your back yard—The Laser Institute of Georgia, one of DAA’s nine unique specialty centers. To learn whether laser treatments or another type of procedure may be able to help you restore health and beauty to your skin, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips and informative videos, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
The holidays are always cause for celebration at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), not only because of the holidays themselves, but also because we can reflect back on yet another successful and exciting year in both general and cosmetic dermatology. In case you’ve been just as busy as we have, here are some highlights from 2016:
New Products and Services
We’re always on a mission to bring our patients the best and most advanced options for all their skin care needs from head to toe, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint. Take a look at our new additions:
Alastin Skin Nectar™ – This unique product focuses on a vital but often overlooked part of the skin called the extracellular matrix, and it does this with the TriHex Technology™ that Alastin developed after years of research. The result is younger-looking skin that is more protected against future damage.
New Chemical Peels: The Perfect Derma™ and melanage™ MiniPeel – Chemical peels are a patient favorite at Skin Medics™, our on-site medical spa, because they’re versatile and able to address a wide number of aesthetic concerns at once. This year, we added two new options: The Perfect Derma™ combines a number of successful ingredients for a powerful result, and the melanage™ MiniPeel is perfect for those just looking brighten and enhance their skin with a light peel.
Viviscal® Professional Hair Growth Supplements – Our Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research and Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss specialize in everything about hair loss and hair restoration. As a way to enhance the results of your treatments, we offer Viviscal® oral hair growth supplements.
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting – Coloring in your eyebrows and putting on mascara every morning can be frustrating and time-consuming, but if you want to make your brows and lashes darker and more noticeable (or if you simply want their color to better complement your hair and facial features), our licensed and experience aestheticians at Skin Medics™ Medical Spa are here to help.
DermaPlaning – Many of our patients already know how important it is to exfoliate regularly, and like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning offers a professional exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and surface debris. However, dermaplaning also removes the extremely fine vellus hairs throughout the face as well, leading to an impeccably smooth and soft feel.
BodyFX™ Non-Surgical Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction – Nearly all of us have some unwanted fat we want to remove, but surgical liposuction can sometimes be difficult to fit into the schedule and the budget. BodyFX™ is a new method for non-invasive fat reduction which also reduces cellulite in the treatment area as well.
Fractora™ Facial Rejuvenation – This highly successful procedure combines two different ways to promote skin-firming collagen: miconeedling and controlled warmth. The ultrafine needles deliver radio frequency (RF) energy to the precise level of the skin where it’s needed to help your skin become firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
Lumecca™ Photo Rejuvenation – As a fantastic way to reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage, rosacea or facial redness, spider veins, vascular lesions, and even freckles, photo rejuvenation uses a light which is absorbed by the skin without actually piercing the skin, so recovery time is minimal but the results are exceptional.
CoolMini™ – CoolSculpting® has long been a popular way to reduce excess fat in the abdomen, “love handles,” back, thighs, and more. But one area many people also struggle with is the “double chin.” This fat can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise, so this year, CoolSculpting® released their new CoolMini™ applicator designed specifically to address this common problem area.
Dermaflage® for Healing and Concealing Scars – As anyone with acne scars, surgical scars, or scars from injury knows, typical makeup doesn’t do much to conceal an indented scar. Used by professional makeup artists as well as medical personnel, Dermaflage® is a silicone scar filler that covers your scar so it blends in discretely with your natural skin, making it nearly or entirely invisible.
SkinCeuticals® Skin Care Products – At DAA, we’re dedicated to not only treating our patients’ skin while they’re in our office, but also to helping patients sustain and improve the health of their skin at home, too. A crucial part of this is offering the right skin care products to fit everyone’s needs, and to further improve the variety of products we carry, this year we added the well-known line SkinCeuticals® to the mix. As a brand that focuses on scientifically-supported methods and ingredients, SkinCeuticals® provides highly effective products to treat a variety of skin care issues.
Best Dermatology Practice in Atlanta
Another high note in 2016 is that DAA was awarded the title of Atlanta’s Best Dermatology Practice in Best Self’s annual survey. Each year, Atlanta residents nominate and vote on their favorite businesses and practitioners for a number of health and wellness-related fields, from plastic surgeons to yoga instructors. It was a great honor to hear that our patients have been so happy with our services that they felt we were deserving of this exciting award.
All of us at DAA have so much to be grateful for this holiday season, including all of you, our valued patients. We’re honored to help you strive for your medical and aesthetic goals, and we look forward to continuing to do so in 2017. To learn more about our practice or to see all our monthly special offers, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Or, contact us to schedule an appointment today.
When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, customization is king, because every patient has their own unique aesthetic concerns and ideas about how they want to look. However, unwanted hair is nearly a universal problem. All of us have spent time shaving, waxing, tweezing, sugaring, or using other methods to get rid of hair on one body area or another – the face, underarms, chest, back, knees, legs, bikini area, or even down to the ankles and toes. To meet the demand for longer-lasting hair removal solutions and to offer our patients only the best, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) houses our own specialized Hair Removal Center.
What is the Dermatology Associates of Atlanta Hair Removal Center?
The field of dermatology spans a wide number of different procedures and skin conditions, so to offer our patients the most specialized care available, DAA houses nine unique specialty centers, each staffed with providers who focus on distinct aspects of dermatology. At our Hair Removal Center, our providers have over 20 years of laser experience and they specialize in the various methods of long-term hair removal. Laser hair removal is highly popular, and as one of the few offices who participated in the trial testing for the very first laser hair removal treatment, our experience in this procedure is nearly unparalleled, but our patients have also achieved great results with our two other options: EpiLight and electrolysis.
What services are offered at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Hair Removal Center?
We offer three primary types of hair removal treatments:
Laser hair removal uses a beam of light which is attracted to the pigment in your hair. This allows the energy to travel down the hair and into the follicle, damaging the follicle to impair future growth. We have several different types of lasers we can use, depending on your skin type.
EpiLight is very similar to laser hair removal. However, this particular device uses IPL, or intense pulsed light – the same type of light used for photo rejuvenation.
Electrolysis uses an ultrafine probe to send electrical currents into the individual hair follicles, hindering future hair growth. Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis doesn’t rely on the hair’s pigment because it delivers the energy directly into the follicles, so it’s an ideal option for patients who have very little pigment in their hair (e.g., those with blond, gray, or white hair). It’s also particularly common for fine hairs on the face.
Long-term hair removal can be the perfect way to take some stress and wasted time out of your life by letting you wake up every day to smooth, hair-free skin, but it shouldn’t be attempted by someone who isn’t an experienced medical professional. That’s why our Certified Clinical Electrologist, who has been treating hair removal patients for over twenty years, has the expertise to evaluate your hair and skin and recommend the ideal treatment for you using our state-of-the-art technology. To find out your hair removal options, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Hair Removal Center. Or, to learn more about our practice, stay up-to-date on our latest specials and events, and get some great skin care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
One of the most versatile and game-changing medical advancements of recent decades has been the laser. Since the first medical use of a laser in the 1960s, the technology has continued to improve and become more and more adaptable, and today, it allows us to treat a wide range of skin conditions and cosmetic concerns in a minimally-invasive way. But at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), we recognize that the success of a laser treatment is dependent on both the quality of the equipment and the experience of the provider. That’s why we’re proud to be home to the largest and most experienced laser skin treatment center in the Southeast: The Laser Institute of Georgia.
What is The Laser Institute of Georgia?
At DAA, we believe in the power of specialty centers – a way to give our patients specialized care by providers experienced in a specific area, yet maintain the convenience of offering everything from Botox® to skin cancer removal surgery (and anything in between) under one roof. That’s why we have nine unique specialty centers, and The Laser Institute of Georgia is where all our cosmetic and medical laser treatments are performed. With over 25 years of laser experience, The Laser Institute of Georgia offers the specialized knowledge required for safe and successful laser procedures, and we’re consistently updating our collection of lasers with the latest advancements in technology.
What procedures are performed at The Laser Institute of Georgia?
We focus on skin care from head to toe, and that means we provide both aesthetic and medical treatments. At The Laser Institute of Georgia, some of the more common procedures include:
While laser treatments may be offered at a wide variety of facilities, spas, or even salons, remember that these are true medical procedures, and that your health shouldn’t be taken lightly. To get the best possible results AND the lowest risk of side effects, look for a facility like The Laser Institute of Georgia at DAA, who is affiliated with the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and who employs only licensed and experienced board-certified dermatologists and medical professionals. For more helpful information and skin care tips, join us on Facebook, follow DAA on Twitter, and look for us on Google+.
Many features of our skin are caused or affected by our own choices, like sun protection, skin care habits, and even diet. But birthmarks, on the other hand, are very unique types of skin spots because they are often with us throughout our lives, aren’t generally affected by what we put on our skin, and don’t even have a firmly identifiable cause. These can range from the tiniest freckles to the largest port wine stains. They’re an incredibly common concern that many of our patients at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) ask about, and here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently.
Why do birthmarks look so different from one another?
There are many unique types of birthmarks, and even when two people have the same type of birthmark, their appearance is often different from one person to another. The two major categories include pigmented birthmarks (which are made up of irregular clumps of melanocytes, or pigment-producing cells in the skin) and vascular birthmarks (which are comprised of abnormal blood vessels and usually have a reddish appearance). Pigmented birthmarks include moles, café-au-lait spots (flat, abnormally-shaped and a slightly darker brown than your normal skin tone), and Mongolian spots (flat and gray-blue in color). Vascular birthmarks, on the other hand, include port-wine stains (dark red and often appearing on the face), salmon patches (lighter red or pink flat spots), and hemangiomas (often bright red and raised above the skin, or blue-purple if they form beneath the skin).
Is a birthmark ever cause for concern?
The general rule is that if there’s anything on your skin you aren’t sure about, schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to have it examined. Often, birthmarks are completely harmless growths. However, there are situations when we need to either monitor a birthmark (like a large mole) for signs of skin cancer or when a birthmark could signal an underlying issue (like a circulatory condition, eye problems, seizure disorders, and more). It’s best to have any birthmarks examined as soon as you notice them, but it’s particularly important to visit us if you notice your birthmark or mole/spot changing, hurting, or bleeding.
Why do some people have their birthmarks removed?
We may recommend that a birthmark be removed if it’s at risk for developing skin cancer, and some hemangiomas (red spots) may be medically safer or more comfortable to remove if they’re in certain areas, like near the eyes, lips, nose, or groin, because these could lead to complications. Although a particular birthmark may be medically harmless, it may still be removed for cosmetic reasons.
How are birthmarks removed?
Your specific procedure will depend on the type, size, and location of your birthmark, as well as a number of other factors. One option may be laser treatments, which are used to break down either the blood vessels in vascular birthmarks or the melanocytes in pigmented birthmarks. For raised birthmarks, surgical excision may be an option as well, and we also offer a variety of other methods based on your unique situation.
Who is a candidate for birthmark removal?
When there is no medical need, birthmark removal is a personal choice. Some patients embrace their birthmark as a part of their appearance, while others would prefer not to have their birthmarks. Ultimately, our skilled and licensed providers can customize the ideal birthmark removal method for you based on your unique circumstances. Laser treatments are among the most common procedures, and they can be performed on children and infants as young as two weeks old in some cases, allowing children to grow up without the self-consciousness and social burden they may feel from a prominent birthmark.
The bottom line is that all birthmarks are unique, and that as with anything you aren’t sure about when it comes to your skin, it’s best to schedule a consultation with us. Our board-certified dermatologists can determine whether your birthmark (or any other skin spot) poses a health concern, and can discuss the available options if you would like to have it removed. For more skincare tips and helpful information, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
People change a little bit every day – we change our opinions, our attitudes, our perspectives. It’s part of what makes us human. But for some, this means falling out of love with a past piece of body art. Fortunately, recent advancements in tattoo removal technology, like the PicoSure™ laser, have minimized the process and have busted those old tattoo removal myths.
Myth #1: The tattoo can’t be removed completely
It’s true that there are certain colors that are more difficult to remove than others, like blues and greens. But PicoSure™ tattoo removal uses an improved method of short bursts of energy to break up these more difficult hues for a more thorough removal.
Myth #2: Tattoo removal is painful
During removal treatments, the sensation is mild and easily manageable.
Myth #3: There could be side effects
In reality, even earlier methods of tattoo removal have a low risk of side effects or injury to the surrounding skin, and the enhanced precision of the PicoSure™ laser technology reduces the risk even further.
Myth #4: Tattoo removal is expensive
While the number of treatments varies by patient, the effectiveness of PicoSure™ can significantly reduce the number of treatments needed for removal, which makes the tattoo removal treatment especially economical.
Certainly new technology is only as successful as the provider performing the treatment. That’s why Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) is the perfect place to go for your tattoo removal. Not only do our providers have a combined 150 years of experience, but we were one of the first practices in Georgia to obtain a PicoSure™ laser system. That means we have more experience with the PicoSure™ laser, so you can be assured that you’re receiving the best expertise available.
To give our patients even more benefit during their laser tattoo removal treatments, DAA will be unveiling a brand new system, the PicoWay Laser, later this month! Be sure to check back on our blog to learn more about the PicoWay laser system and in the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about PicoSure™ tattoo removal, contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your options (and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for updates and specials). It’s the first step to getting back to having the skin that you (the current you) can love.