Cosmetic surgery has become a popular way to improve one's appearance, with a 115% percent increase in major and minor procedures since 2000. At Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, FL, our dermatologists and physician's assistants have responded to this trend by offering minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures to patients who want to enhance their skin and correct abnormalities. The popular types of minimally invasive procedures are listed here.
Cosmetic procedures that rely on pulses from laser light are generally designed to either resurface damaged skin or remove unwanted spots or hair. This is due to the laser's heat focusing on dark areas in the midst of lighter areas, leaving the unblemished skin untouched. People with sun spots, birthmarks, signs of aging or excessive hair on their arms, face or other areas of the body are often excellent candidates for laser treatments at Florida Dermatology Associates. Our medically trained dermatology professionals in Melbourne are highly qualified and experienced in administering these cosmetic surgery procedures.
Wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead and cheeks can make a person appear older than they feel. Cosmetic injectables like Botox and Juvederm are considered a minimally invasive surgery and allow our patients to fight back against the signs of aging with no downtime and quick results that last several months. These treatments combat wrinkles in one of two ways: either by restricting the muscle movement that causes wrinkles to develop, or by encouraging the production of collagen in the targeted areas. You and your cosmetic surgeon will have a consultation to determine which treatment will give you the best results.
If you're not quite ready to take the plunge with lasers or injectables, our exfoliating treatments are a great alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery and offer dramatic results. These treatments include dermabrasion, dermaplaning and chemical peels. All are used with the intention of improving the overall appearance of the facial skin from problems due to acne, scars or wrinkles, although the method of application differs.
If you'd like more information on these procedures, please contact Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, FL to set up a consultation with one of our skilled medical professionals.