Facial Resurfacing

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340 N. Wymore Rd.
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: 888.398.5725
Fax: 407.772.3223

Orlando Aesthetic Institute
120 E. Par Street
Orlando, FL. 32804
Phone: 407.770.2002

 

 

Dr. Brian Joseph is featured in the July 2007 editions of Glamour and Allure magazines.


 
   
     
 
 
 


 
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We strive to provide our patients with more than just superior plastic surgery. We understand that the path to achieving the healthy, beautiful appearance you desire is not always a surgical one. This is why we offer a skin rejuvenation program that features a series of relaxing, non-surgical treatments designed to restore youth and vitality to your skin. From a full-service spa with our own clinical aesthetician to Restylane® and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, our practice offers a comprehensive range of options to revitalize even the most damaged skin.

Whether you are interested in combining any of the following options with plastic surgery or you simply want to enjoy world-class skin treatments in a luxurious spa environment, please contact us today.

Full Service Spa
BOTOX® Cosmetic
Skin Fillers
IPL™ Photorejuvenation
Laser Hair Removal
Skin Resurfacing
Fat Transfer
Other Skin Rejuvenation Options

Full Service Spa

We are proud to offer our patients a full-service spa, featuring our own in-office clinical aesthetician. The spa provides a relaxing, peaceful environment in which you can achieve healthier skin and a more beautiful complexion without having to undergo surgery. It also provides an ideal setting for our surgical patients to prepare their skin for surgery or to receive soothing post-operative treatment. In this serene, stress-free atmosphere, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph and his staff customize treatment plans that best serve the needs and goals of his individual patients. Such plans may include lymphatic drainage to detoxify the skin and improve the immune system, performed by a licensed massage therapist. We also offer ultrasound treatments to reduce post-operative swelling and a full line of medical skin care products, many available only through a physician. The primary goal of our full service spa is to provide the most relaxing, pleasant experience possible, allowing our patients to escape from the pressures of their daily lives for a few precious hours.

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The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

Have you thought about making improvements to your face, but are not ready for surgery? If so, one of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments at our practice, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, could be the perfect solution for you. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are an effective treatment of certain facial lines and wrinkles; they work by relaxing the small muscles between the brows, in the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. Facial expressions such as squinting or frowning repeatedly over-contract these muscles, causing wrinkles and furrows. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Orlando area practice are very effective in reducing the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows and "crow's feet", by relaxing the muscles and creating a smooth surface in the overlying skin.

The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are typically seen within 7-10 days after receiving treatment, but the full effect may not be visible until 30 days after injection, particularly in the glabellar area (between the eyebrows). The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last between 3-6 months, and vary by individual. As each patient and their concerns are unique, so BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should be tailored to the individual's needs. At our office, we approach BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment thoughtfully, evaluating each patient, and determining an individual injection protocol, that will be evaluated and adjusted at subsequent visits for optimal results.

There is some current evidence to suggest that repeated injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic may ultimately lead to longer-lasting results. If you are planning to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, it is important that you plan your day after receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment carefully - no rigorous sports activities, hair appointments, facials, massage or other activities that require having your head down or laying down for at least 4-5 hours after treatment. Also, please remember that drinking alcohol immediately before or after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is ill advised; alcohol can cause vasodilation, which allows the migration of BOTOX® Cosmetic to other areas and may cause relaxation of muscles not intended for treatment. If you are on any antibiotics, please provide us with details of the medication, as many of them can reduce or completely deactivate the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

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Skin Fillers

In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic - injections, our Orlando area practice also offers non-scarring skin filler treatments. Skin fillers can effectively reduce the fine wrinkles and folds in the forehead, cheeks, chin, and around the lips and mouth. After a 30 minute treatment, lines will be dramatically less perceptible, the results may last up to several months, and treatments can be repeated as desired.

There are a number of fillers to choose from:

Juvederm

Juvederm is the newest hyaluronic acid filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Derived from a natural substance found in the human body, there is no need for a sensitivity test because it is so similar to your own tissue. Juvederm treatments work to “fill out” and smooth over your skin, as well as enhance your lip size and shape.

Juvederm Ultra Plus

Juvederm Ultra Plus is the "next generation" hyluronic acid dermal filler. Juvederm Ultra Plus provides long-lasting repair of moderate to severe wrinkles and fold.

Radiesse™ Injection for Folds and Lines

Radiesse™ is a new injectable product for lip definition and filling of folds and lines. The advantage of this product is the potential for a long lasting effect.

Radiesse™ consists of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in gel (carbonxymethylcellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite suspended is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. Additionally, the gel carrier doesn't require allergy testing such as required with collagen.

Calcium hydroxylapatite has been used in humans for a long time in prosthetic implants in dental, facial, and orthopedic surgery. Animal studies and use of injectable product in vocal cords and bladder neck areas have shown the product remains soft without new bone formation when injected into soft tissue. The longest term studies come from Italy and suggest that Radiesse™ shows promise as a new agent for facial contouring with no serious effects and reasonable efficacy and durability.

Evolence

Evolence is the breakthrough dermal filler that treats the effects of aging by restoring collagen. The results are long-lasting and immediate.

Restylane®

This is a safe, non-animal-based, natural filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin, to correct facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have used it safely since 1996 in more than one million treatments in over 60 countries. Restylane® does not require any type of skin test, so treatment can be performed the same day as your initial consultation.

Hylaform®

This is a safe dermal filler made of chemically modified hyaluronic acid, which can be injected just below the surface of the skin to temporarily add volume and/or structure. Hylaform® can temporarily restore a smoother appearance to the skin by filling fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in the fluids surrounding cells and tissue. Hylaform® is made from highly purified natural hyaluronic acid that is gradually absorbed by your body through natural mechanisms. No pre-treatment is necessary, so you can receive Hylaform® the same day as your initial consultation.

CosmoPlast® and CosmoDerm®

CosmoPlast® and CosmoDerm® are safe, purified human-based collagen substances that are approved for the correction of facial wrinkles, acne scars, as well as for the restoration of the lip border. CosmoPlast and CosmoDerm have a topical anesthetic included, so the injections are relatively painless. The safe and effective collagen treatments provide immediate results, with no down time, and no pre-treatment testing is necessary. For more information on this breakthrough Collagen Replacement Therapy®, or to make an appointment, please contact our plastic surgeon.

Fat Transfer

A fat transfer procedure is an effective facial rejuvenation procedure, whether it’s used in conjunction with a facelift or instead of one. A fat transfer re-contours your face, and treats depressed areas, large furrows and volume losses in your lips and cheeks.

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IPL ™ Photorejuvenation

Yet another gentle, non-surgical option for rejuvenating damaged skin, the IPL™ photorejuvenation procedure allows Dr. Joseph to treat the visible signs of rosacea, particularly the redness and flushing associated with the condition. It is also an effective treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. The IPL™ photorejuvenation process involves the use of light energy to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As with all of the procedures offered at our Orlando area practice, IPL™ photorejuvenation produces exceptional results with minimal discomfort and recovery time.

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Laser Hair Removal

This is the popular and effective way of permanently reducing hair growth in any given area of the face or body. The most common areas requested for treatment are the upper lip, chin, side of the face, underarms, bikini line, neck, chest, periareolar, back, abdomen, and legs. When properly performed, laser hair removal is effective for the great majority of patients, permanently reducing hair growth, and eliminating rashes and skin irritations associated with shaving and waxing. Non-responders are usually limited to those with very blonde or red hair; the absolute requirement is that one's hair must be darker than the surrounding skin. Light skin makes laser hair removal easier to perform - fewer treatments are required, and better, faster results are obtained. People with darker skin can be treated, but results are slower, more sessions are required, and greater expertise is required on the part of the laser operator. Dark hair absorbs more laser energy and is easier to treat. Coarse dark hair responds the best to laser treatment, light hair is more difficult to treat, and very blonde or red hair is very challenging to treat. Blonde or red hair usually contains pheomelanin, which absorbs laser energy less readily than the eumelanin pigment which is present in black or brown hair, so multiple treatment sessions are usually required, and the results are variable.

We understand that laser hair removal treatment programs must be individualized for each patient. We thoughtfully evaluate a patient's skin type and hair to ensure we treat each patient for optimal results. Although one laser session can produce long-term hair removal, as a rule multiple treatment sessions are necessary to obtain permanent hair reduction. This is due to the fact that laser hair removal is most effective for hair which is in the anagen phase. Anagen is the growth phase of hair. Since hair grows in cycles, not all of the hairs are in anagen at any given time. Additional sessions are necessary to catch all of the hairs when they are in anagen. The good thing is that during this phase, the hair has an abundance of melanin and the hair follicle is easily targeted. Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to a group of hair follicles with enough power to disable or destroy the root, but not enough power to harm the surrounding skin. The Laser beam finds the hair follicles by targeting the substance that gives skin and hair dark color - melanin. For this reason tanning and laser hair removal are not compatible. Tanning prior to the hair removal procedure will necessitate turning the laser power down, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the treatment.

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Skin Resurfacing

If you’re looking for a safe, effective and convenient way to rejuvenate your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be just what you need. This cosmetic procedure revitalizes skin damaged by sun and worn from the inevitability of aging. The costs of cosmetic laser skin resurfacing are minimal compared to many other treatment options.

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Fat Transfer

A fat transfer procedure is an effective facial rejuvenation procedure, whether it’s used in conjunction with a facelift or instead of one. A fat transfer re-contours your face, and treats depressed areas, large furrows and volume losses in your lips and cheeks.

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Other Skin Rejuvenation Options

This page presents just some of the ways that we can help your skin look and feel smoother, softer, and more youthful. Whether you suffer from acne or rosacea or simply want to revitalize your skin in a peaceful, caring environment, We can create a treatment plan to suit your needs.

Laser Spot Removal and Hand Rejuvenation

We are pleased to feature some of the most important and innovative breakthroughs in modern surgical technology. This allows us to provide our patients with the most gentle, refined care available. In particular, advancements in laser technology allow Dr. Joseph to treat multiple skin problems with greater precision and efficiency than was possible in the past. It is now possible to painlessly and quickly remove or reduce the appearance of spots, acne scars, blemishes, freckles, stretch marks, and other flaws in the skin without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. Dr. Joseph can also use lasers to rejuvenate the hands, usually one of the first areas of the human body to show (often premature) signs of aging.

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