Procedures


Botox

Over time, the repeated contraction of facial muscles causes expression lines to form, such as glabellar lines – frown lines between your brows, and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead as well as crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, smoker’s lines around the mouth, dimpled chins, and neck wrinkles. These areas can be successfully treated with Botox.

Botox is a non-surgical treatments that smoothes and rejuvenates the appearance of the skin. A minute quantity of Botox is injected to relax the muscles that cause crows feet, frown lines, forehead lines, fine lip lines and neck laxity.

Treatment sessions take only a few minutes, and are tolerated well by patients. There is virtually no recovery time – you can go back to work or get on with your day right after your appointment. Results are seen within a week and last about three to six months. Continued treatment with Botox can prevent future wrinkles by retraining the muscles to be more relaxed.

 Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are customized facial treatments designed to lift dead, dull skin cells from the skin’s surface triggering cellular renewal and bringing healthy young cells to the surface. The new skin is smoother, less wrinkled and more even in color.




These treatments can dramatically improve the skin, treating concerns such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles, spots, and other uneven skin pigmentation
  • Acne and oily skin
  • Melasma
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Early actinic keratosis (precancerous growths)

Dr. Westley will customize your peel depending on your skin type, specific skin conditions and downtime afforded. Superficial alpha and beta-hydroxy acid peels are very popular, as they can be performed safely on all skin tones with virtually no downtime. Customization comes by varying the strength of the solution and the duration for which the solution remains on the skin. Depending on the strength of a peel, a slight burning sensation may occur but most patients find superficial peels very comfortable.


Chemical peel treatments can be performed on all skin types due to the ability to customize strength. During treatment, our patients are closely monitored to ensure that the solution is gently removed at the right time to achieve the most beautiful results.


After treatment, the skin will look and feel smoother and fresher, with a brightened, more youthful tone. Lighter peels are relaxing treatments that may be performed as often as twice a month. Stronger peels may be performed once or twice a year with lighter peels in between to maintain results through the ongoing stimulation of collagen production.








Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved compounds injected beneath the surface of the skin to replace lost volume, fill lines, and restore youthful facial contours.


Dr. Westley has vast experience using fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse, all of which have different properties in the skin. She is able to customize the filler used for each person depending on the area treated and the degree of volume replacement needed. She will evaluate your whole face and map out a precise plan to ensure a natural look.


As we age, our bodies produce less of the proteins and fibers that retain moisture in the skin and provide volume and structure. Collagen breakdown also occurs resulting in wrinkles and hollows. It happens naturally over time, and environmental factors like sun exposure and smoking accelerate facial aging.


Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds (creases from nose to mouth), marionette lines (parentheses around the mouth), and in some cases, for lip augmentation. It can also be administered with success to fill cheek volume and tear troughs.


Fillers can be appropriate for adults of all ages. Younger patients are usually interested in augmentation, such as adding fullness to the lips, early volume loss and revision of acne scarring. More mature patients choose dermal fillers for wrinkle correction and restoration of lost facial volume.


Advances have made dermal fillers even safer and more comfortable than ever before. Several manufacturers now offer the option of a filler including lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for a more comfortable experience. We also provide a topical numbing cream that can be applied prior to the procedure. Treatments result in little or no downtime, and results are immediate. Fillers last from six months to 18 months depending on the compound and use.






Facial Vein And Redness Laser Treatment

Laser treatment can remove a variety of small facial veins (telangiectasias) as well as larger angiomas from both the face and body quickly without bruising. Laser delivers pulses of light energy specifically directed to the blood vessels causing the blood within the vessel to coagulate and be eliminated.

Most patients find that one to two treatments are sufficient. Most report few if any side effects, most commonly slight reddening and swelling of the treated skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours.

IPL as well as Laser Genesis are also options for redness of the skin caused by rosacea or sun damage.






Fat Reduction / Body Contouring

The Exilis Elite treatment is an FDA-approved treatment appropriate for patients of all ages, who want to reduce pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. This is an excellent option for those who desire aesthetic improvement without surgery. It can be safely and effectively used on the abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs. Different than other skin tightening and fat reducing treatments, Exilis has been designed for optimal results while maintaining a high degree of patient comfort. Effective in its technology, Exilis reaches the ideal depth of penetration for the reduction of fat as well as the production of collagen.


The Exilis treatment uses a specific handpiece applied to the skin that is attached to a sophisticated radio frequency (RF) generator. A grounding pad is applied to the back to increase the effectiveness of the RF current. The RF current heats the fat cells and causes the fat-cell membranes and walls to dissolve and shrink.


The RF current is targeted at three levels: deep, medium and superficial for optimum results. The superficial-layer treatment also heats the skin and tightens it. Two effects are achieved with one treatment: fat reduction and skin tightening.


It is important that you are well-hydrated (64 oz. of water is recommended) the day before, during and the day after the treatment to achieve optimal results. During the procedure, the body applicator is guided over the treatment area. You will feel a warming sensation as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. Exilis Elite focuses the energy on the specific treatment areas at the targeted depth of penetration either to target the fatty deposits or the collagen for remodeling to improve skin laxity. At the same time, the applicator provides cooling to the skin and the built-in thermometer maintains the constant temperatures required. The procedure takes from 30-45 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. There is no downtime and you may resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.


For optimal results, a course of treatment is required- on average, 4 treatments spaced 7-14 days apart. Although patients notice a difference following the first session, the results keep improving over a period of 2-6 months. It is not uncommon for patients to see an loss of one-four inches from certain areas of the body after completing a course of treatment, and current studies show that those who have had treatment over two years ago have been able to maintain there results by keeping a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.



Fraxel Dual

The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 is one of the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments currently available.  It is a non-ablative resurfacing laser that effectively targets both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher and younger looking appearance. 

Fraxel Dual is proven to help with improving skin texture and tone, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation changes from the sun, acne scarring and erasing of unwanted brown spots. This laser encompasses a dual platform that holds two lasers in one. This has the unique advantage of two treatment modes which can be customized to your desired outcome and can even be combined so you receive the added benefits of both a superficial and deep laser treatment both on and off the face.

Both lasers used in the treatment system have gone through extensive clinical testing with proven results with over 500,000 procedures performed in over 80 countries. Previously, most lasers addressing the severe signs of sun damage and age were ablative, meaning the laser vaporizes all effective tissue, leaving the patient with a higher degree of risks, complications and prolonged downtimes. Thanks to the pioneered fractionated technology the non-ablative Fraxel Dual delivers dramatic results with significantly faster recovery time in a series of treatments.

The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continue to create new collagen. Results can last for years depending on your age and skin condition .The Fraxel laser treatment is a revolutionary safe, non-invasive procedure that allows you to reverse the early signs of aging and maintain your youthful, healthy skin.