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Dr. Alejandro Lopez Gaxiola
 

Non-Surgical Procedures


Botox

The botox injections help reduce the appearance of winkles, it also helps to get a relaxed and smother look, it decreases the ability to frown or squint and this prevents getting more lines by expressions. Artecoll, Restylene, and Teosyal are wrinkle fillers used to smooth deeper winkles. They help push the outward making fuller skin and less noticeable wrinkles.

Facial Filler are used to provide volume to the face and to correct the sings of aging. Facial filler helps to eliminate lines and wrinkles and offers volume in certain areas of the face. There are different types of fillers according to the needs of each patient, from filling fine lines, fill nasolabial folds or volume in cheeks and lips. Dr. Gaxiola can advise you which one is right for you. The fillers lasts about 9 or 12 months

Co2 Fractionated laser Therapy offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. Co2 Therapy is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture and acne scars. Not only does the Co2 offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with little downtime. The secret is out and the benefits of Co2Therapy speak for themselves:

Minimal downtime
Rapid healing
Quick procedure
Low risk
Accurate results
Customized treatment
Minimally invasive
Renewed skin
Treatment of multiple issues at once
Little or no anesthesia

What Will co2 Therapy Do for Me?

If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced or eliminated with Co2 Therapy. Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure. Now, using Co2

Therapy, an innovative, new laser technology, less than 30 minutes in your doctor's office may restore your skin's youthful appearance. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin's appearance for many years!

CO2 benefits

Minimal recovery time (3-5 days), Rapid healing due to Co2 pattern, Adjustable settings to achieve customized treatment, Minimal discomfort, No bleeding, Target various types of damage, Treat beyond the face (eyelids, neck, hands) and No adverse reactions.

How Does Co2 Therapy Work?

Co2 Therapy Laser Skin Rejuvenation. The secret is out.

Reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin
Improve texture and firmness
Smooth wrinkles and lines
Reduce the appearance of acne, actinic keratosis and other scars
Renew your skin

FAQ

What is Co2 Therapy?

Co2 Therapy is a fresh new way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance. Co2 Therapy can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars. Because Co2 Therapy delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.

How Does Co2Therapy Work?

Co2 Therapy is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation in fractional laser resurfacing. During the procedure, your doctor will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser. The Co2 procedure is customized to your skin by your doctor. The doctor can adjust the laser's settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars on the cheeks or fine lines around the mouth.

The Co2 Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic "holes" in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Co2 Therapy is designed to improve the skin's texture and tone and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.

Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Co2 Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic dots. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes overall damage.

Co2 Therapy Procedure Details

Am I a good candidate for Co2 Therapy?

Co2 Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin. For more information, make an appointment today to ask your doctor if Co2 Therapy is right for you.

What is the procedure like?

Prior to the procedure your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. Intravenous sedation is not required. As you lay comfortably in the doctor's chair, your skin is immediately renewed by Co2 Therapy. The doctor will move the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings. After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness continues for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresh and younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold air will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.

How long does the procedure take?

In most cases, Co2 Therapy can be performed to an entire face within twenty minutes. Smaller areas take less time.

How many treatments are required with Co2 Therapy?

In most cases, excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with severe wrinkling or deep acne scars may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. Your doctor will advise you on what results you can reasonably expect.

What precautions do I need to take after the procedure to maintain my results?

Basic skin care, thorough cleaning and sun protection are key to ensuring your results endure. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible, but especially in the weeks following treatment.

Is Co2 Therapy safe?

Co2 Therapy has received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration.

Co2 Therapy is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. Because sedation is not required, the patient is only exposed to a topical anesthetic. Injections and sedation are not necessary with Co2 Therapy. Because Co2 offers the doctor so much control and customization, patients are treated faster and more precisely. Co2 Therapy leaves the skin around each perforation or 'dot' intact, which allows for rapid healing and improved complexion. The footprint that the Co2 leaves is not as deep as traditional laser procedures which often created painful damage and bruising. Because the Co2 creates a shallower, wider pattern, it promotes rapid healing. Co2 is minimally invasive and extremely safe, while still delivering excellent results

The rejuvenation of the skin with NOVADOIDE laser allows us to treat wrinkles from face and neck as well as spots caused by sun damage. There are two types of aging, chronologic caused by the course of time and photo aging in which the wrinkles are formed due to the damaged caused by the ultraviolet radiation.

The laser sends a light stimulating the production of new elastin and collagen fibers and fills the wrinkles. This laser works from inside to outside without causing any harm to the surface of the skin. There is no need to use general anesthesia, only anesthetic cream and ice.

Laser Treatments:

  • Photorejuvenating
  • Active acne
  • Pigmented lesions (dark spots)<br>
  • Hipertrofics scars
  • Stretch mark
  • Flaccidity
  • Hair removel
  • Tattoos
  • Keloids
  • Spider veins
  • Reticular Veins
  • Varicose Veins

Involves the application of a chemical product that exfoliates and removes old and damaged cells and is replaced by new skin regenerated, soft and smooth, with less marks and wrinkles. The peel can be superficial, medium or deep, depending on skin type and the problem we need to fix.

Used to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, reduce wrinkles, improve acne scars or chicken pox, and removes or reduces stains .

Depending on the power of penetration of the chemical, will remove more layers of skin. It can be deeper but also more risky.

They are used mainly in the skin of the face.

This technique produces a deep warm up that affects the skin and subcutaneous fat tissue and we can say that it goes from the inside to the outside, this heat help to:

  • Lymphatic drainage, which allows reducing liquids and toxins inside the fat cells that affect the cellulites.
  • The circulation of the area increases in the area and allows the improvement of the metabolism from the fat issue and the appearance of the skin.
  • The formation of new collagen in the skin and subcutaneous tissue allowing that the tissue feels firm.

When the session is done you are going to have an anti inflammatory response accompanied by fiber blast migration that enforces the collagen structure having as a result the rejuvenation of the treated area.

The energy of radiofrequency in the deep dermis and under the skin layers, while protects the epidermis fights against flaccidity and cellulites.

Is a method for facial rejuvenation that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation along with adjustable suction to sweep away the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis.

Benefits

Microdermabrasion can be done to decrease the appearance of superficial hyper pigmentation, photo-damage, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars which helps to even out the texture. Removing the dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50% and makeup will go on much more smoothly.

Ultrasonic therapy is done through ultrasound devices emitting non-audible sound by vibrating at a frequency of between 1 and 3 Mhz.

According to the desired penetration, the professional in charge of projecting the ultrasound, will manage the frequency by increasing or decreasing in a time ranging from 5 to 25 minutes minutes depending on the area being treated.

This technique can be performed after 10 days of the surgery. While at first using the pulsed emission at low intensities, a few weeks later can be done at acontinuous emission with a stronger intensity .

The MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) is a gentle massage technique that does not traumatize the tissue and promotes deflation.

The MLD is a specific technique of manual activation of drainage and fluids from the tissues and lymph vessels. Lymph is a clear liquid that contains certain elements among them include a self-cells called lymphocytes.

The most important benefits are stimulating the body fluids, immune system stimulation and parasympathetic nervous system stimulation (relaxing and antispasmodic effect)

The MLD is an important treatment for the post operatory care because it`s a technique that improves the lymphatic circulation used to eliminate bruises.

The sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat blood vessels and spider vains. Involves an injection of a solution directly into the varicose vein, is a proven procedure, used since the 30s to treat varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy works well for most patients An estimated of 50% to 80% of injected veins may be eliminated with each session

Bioplasty is the name of an infiltrative procedure, wherein substances are used in order to increase the volume of certain areas of the body and face.

The material is injected into the patient through a cannula used in medicine and also microcannulas and ultrafine needles, when the method is less invasive. Although it should be done by specialized medical professionals, cosmetologists non specialized doctors often apply it too.

Why Platelet?

Platelets have properties that secrete a substance called growth factor responsible for activating cellular reproduction.

What is PLATELET RICH PLASMA?

Obtained by centrifugation of blood extracted from the same patient, stimulates collagen and elastin by applying PRP in affected areas by sagging or aging which results in a youthful smoother and better skin quality.

Hair is a unique feature of mammals and their main function is to protect the skin from external agents. The hair cycle is not synchronized in humans, usually most of our hair is in the growth phase, and a minority in the transition and resting phases of the cycle. The growth phase is longer than the other phases.

Currently there are many ways to remove hair that we have in our body, but so far the best way for their effectiveness is laser hair removal.

Laser to remove hair, acts as follows: The hair contains melanin, which is what gives it color. When the light beam with a given wavelength and intensity, interacts with the hair, the applied light energy is absorbed by the melanin transformed into heat, resulting in the destruction of the hair bulb without affecting the surrounding tissues. As the laser only acts on dark areas by melanin, it is not efficient for white or very light hair.

To apply, first shave the hair from the area to be treated, depending on skin type and hair of patient parameters are adjusted to obtain the best results.

Benefits

  • The treatment produces minimum discomfort, most patients report the treatment as a series of small tweaks or heat in the skin , which includes a cooling system that reduces the feeling of discomfort.
  • Can be used in both men and women in any area of the body, abdomen, underarms, arms, face, neck, back, buttocks, hands, chest, legs, feet, etc..
  • It is completely safe, skin-friendly and does not harm the sebaceous glands and sweat. Today is the most performed non-invasive treatment.
  • It is not carcinogenic because the light emitted is within the range of visible light and infrared.
  • Fix skin problems as "folliculitis" and "ingrown hair"
  • Leaves smooth, soft and rejuvenated skin by the stimulating effect of light on collagen.
  • In women with hormonal problems, is the best solution to reduce excess hair.
  • After the Treatment
  • Apply aloe vera cream or gel if the treated Area is very dry.
  • Use sunblock with FPS 15 or more every 2-4 hours at least 3 times a day.
  • Do not shave the Area until 2 weeks after the treatment.