BOTOX®, Restalyne, Obagi, and more … Comprehensive Skin Care in Tampa, Florida by Dr. Joshua Halpern

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Botox®, Dysport® and fillers are just a few ways that our Tampa Florida center can rejovenate your appearance.

We have a Clinical Aesthetician on staff who performs chemical peels, facials,clinical microdermabrasion, laser services and customized skin care programs.

Our Clinical Aesthetician Patrice Baldwin works closely with Pre and Post Surgery patients.She specializes in the treatment of Roseaca, Pigment Disorders and Teen & Adult Acne.

Secrets to Obtaining Younger Skin...
Don’t you hate seeing your skin get older? As we age, our skin develops wrinkles, age spots, superficial veins, and blemishes. People in their 70s have very thin skin.

I will discuss what you can do to rejuvenate your skin without surgery! The neat thing is that they are relatively easy to do, they do not interfere with your daily routine, do not take long, and no surgery is necessary. Does this sound like something you are interested in?

Our skin metabolism slows down as we get older. Our old dead skin does not sluff off as fast as it used to. This is analogous to waxing your piano. Over time there is a large buildup of old yellow wax. EXFOLIATION is the treatment. Exfoliation not only helps to maintain a good luster to your skin, but it also helps to slow down the development of wrinkles.

Have you ever noticed that men in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s have little to no wrinkles around their mouth? Men typically do not buy skin products. Women tend to spend billions every year. Despite this, women develop wrinkles in their 30s. That does not seem fair. Men Shave. We tend to shave daily. Where we do not shave, we develop wrinkles just like women.

Dr. Joshua Halpern believes proper skin care is important if one wants to slow the signs of aging and to enhance the skin's inherent beauty. It is never too early, or too late, to start caring for your skin. Sun exposure, wind, pollutants in our air, genetics and aging can have very negative effects on the skin.

We have no control over some things (e.g. genetics and aging), but we can do something to help protect our skin. Simple precautions like avoiding prolonged sun exposure and wearing a strong UVA and UVB sun block can greatly reduce the signs of aging.

Fillers and injectables are examples of more active age defying treatments. Below you will find a complete list of the procedures available to keep your skin looking its best. For more information on your skin care options, please contact our office in Tampa, Florida, today.

· BOTOX®
· Restylane®
· Dysport®
· Juvederm®
· Radiesse®
· Prevelle®
· Luncheon Laser Facial
· Intense Photo Light Therapy
· SkinMedia products Revale skin care systems
· Laser Hair Removal
· Laser Vein Removal
· Peels
· Parisian Microdermabrasion
· Chemical Peel
· Glycolic Peel
· Obagi Blue Peel


Botox

Many people in Tampa want to look younger without the hassles of surgery. BOTOX® is the perfect solution for busy Tampa lifestyles. BOTOX® has been used to treat certain conditions of muscle spasms for years. At our Tampa center, BOTOX® is most commonly employed to remove wrinkles that contribute to the signs of aging. Through tiny injections, various facial muscles are temporarily paralyzed. It works well for the forehead, crow's feet, between the eye brows, vertical bands in your neck (i.e. muscle bands that run up and down), minimize wrinkles around the lip, to enhance fullness of the upper lip, and to reduce underarm perspiration. BOTOX® takes only a few minutes to inject and the results last for months. Many patients stop by our Tampa office for BOTOX® injections on their lunch break.

Patients typically ask, "When should I start BOTOX®?" A number of people believe that the best time to start using BOTOX® is before you have any wrinkles. Wrinkles develop when your facial muscles contract. If you had an identical twin and your started BOTOX® before you developed wrinkles, and your identical twin did not, five years from now logic would dictate that you would look younger than your identical twin.

BOTOX® works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause crow’s feet, wrinkles around the forehead, eyebrows, and upper lip. After the injection, the muscles relax and the wrinkles disappear. To learn more about BOTOX® in Tampa, contact our office today.


Restylane

Many Tampa residents use fillers like Juvderm,Radiess Restylane fills nasolabrad folds and marionette lines etc etc. It is also used for lip enhancement. Restylane® contains no animal proteins, and is completely biodegradable. The process of injecting Restylane® takes only 30 minutes, lasts from six to 12 months, and may be repeated when necessary. To learn more about the advantages of Restylane®, contact our Tampa office.


Collagen Injections

Collagen is the fibrous protein that gives skin its elasticity. At our Florida center, we use collagen injections to replenish the skin's suppleness and maintain its youthful appearance. Collagen injections are safe, non-surgical treatments that smooth out facial lines, wrinkles, and scars. Collagen is generally used around the mouth area to raise wrinkles and creases and create fuller lips.

The effects of collagen injections can last between four and six months. The process only takes a few minutes, and collagen injections can be repeated as necessary. To learn more about collagen injections in Florida, please contact us today.

 


Fat Injection

Fat injections work very well to fill out areas lacking volume. This is a nice procedure refined by Dr. Coleman in New York. Fat is harvested through a tiny incision from almost anywhere in the body that has fat. The fat is then injected into a number of areas in the body.

Fat injection works well if you want slightly larger buttocks, fuller cheeks, or if you have a depression on your body you want filled. Another application is the creation of younger looking hands. People who have facelifts have told me it is their hands that give away their age, not their faces. As we grow older, our hands lose fat. Fat injection is a beautiful procedure to help correct this problem.



Cymetra - Micronised Alloderm Tissue

Cymetra is a natural substance that effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars and fine lines. Formulated from treated human tissue, Cymetra looks and ages like natural tissue by repopulating and restructuring the skin. Cymetra is effective in treating the following areas:

· Facial creases
· Deep wrinkles
· Laugh lines
· Depressed scars
· Acne scars
· Lip restoration
· Nasolabial folds

Unlike many injectables, there is minimal risk of tissue rejection or allergic reaction with Cymetra because it is a natural substance. The procedure last only a few minutes, and most patients return to their daily activities the following day. For more information about Cymetra, contact our Tampa, Florida office today.



Luncheon Laser Facial.

Make your skin younger with no downtime. The Luncheon Laser Facial or Laser genesis is a fantastic method to rejuvenate the skin. As we age, our skin thins. If you see people in their 70s, their skin is typically very thin, loose and fragile.

Laser genesis is a treatment that induces your skin to make more collagen and elastin tissue. As a number of patients remark, their skin looks and feels younger.

The reason we call it the Luncheon Laser Facial is because it costs similar or slightly higher than a salon facial, takes 30-40 minutes, causes no pain (some patients have fallen asleep because it feels warm and relaxing), does not require any anesthesia, does not cause bruising, and does not interfere with your day (i.e. you can go to work, or better yet, out to dinner or attend a party, etc.).



Intense Photo Light Therapy

Also known as IPL, this is another remarkable non-invasive procedure to rejuvenate your skin. As we get older, we tend to develop age spots. You can develop them on your face, hands, or basically anywhere on your body.

IPL emits a high intensity light. The brown spots usually turn black and then they flake off. NO anesthesia is required and most patients describe it as pain free. As with the Luncheon Laser Facial (LINK VI) , it does not interfere with your daily routine. Your skin and you look younger and more refreshed.

 


Laser Hair Removal

With advancements in laser hair removal at our Tampa surgical center, painful waxing and tedious shaving are no longer necessary. Dr. Halpern offers a laser hair removal system that is not only safe and effective, but entirely painless as well. How tired are you of shaving? Waxing? Tweezing? Our state-of-the-art laser removes unwanted hair in just a few treatments. Then it's gone! For good! Enjoy wearing halter or tank tops, bikinis, and showing off your legs. It also works well for those women who have unwanted facial hair.

Laser hair removal is not just for women. Many men come in to our Tampa center to treat their back, chest, and abs. For many, hairy skin is out and sooth skin is in. Our laser hair removal system is a good way to achieve that.

All areas of the body, including the face, back, arms, legs, and the bikini line can benefit from laser hair removal. Residents of Tampa Bay have been taking advantage of hair removal systems for years. With technological advancement making laser hair removal easier than ever, there is no reason to live with unwanted body hair. To schedule a Free Consultation for laser hair removal, contact Tampa surgeon Dr. Joshua Halpern.


Laser Vein Removal

As we age, many of us inevitably end up with those unsightly little leg veins. Guess what? We have a laser that can treat those. Why not show off your legs without embarrassment? Now you can.

No shots are used. The blood in the veins absorbs the light from the laser and those tiny veins tend to disappear. Occasionally, you may experience some temporary bruising, though it will not restrict your activities.

Not only do we use the laser to zap veins on the legs, but also on the face. Those "telangiectasia" that appear on your nose, cheeks, and forehead can also be made to disappear with the laser.

 

Peels

This procedure uses chemicals that you can apply to your skin. Micropeels are gentler chemicals which do not cause noticeable shedding of the skin. They are useful for a maintenance program. The stronger ones are applied in our office. There are products that you can apply at home.




Chemical Peels

We are proud to offer a number of highly effective chemical peels to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layers of skin to reveal the healthy skin underneath. Anyone suffering from facial blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, or uneven pigmentation can benefit from a chemical peel. Our most popular treatments are the Glycolic peels, SkinMedica Illumnize & Revitalize peels.



Glycolic Peel

The glycolic peel is a safe, effective, and painless exfoliation process that improves the overall tone and texture of your skin by removing a micro-thin layer of damaged cells. Glycolic acid removes the damaged cells, which are replaced by healthier cells lying just underneath.

Glycolic peels smooth and soften the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines, discolored skin, and excessive oil. While it is most frequently used to treat facial skin, the glycolic peel is also effective to improve skin quality on the neck, chest, arms, legs, and hands.

It is not uncommon for patients to experience a slight burning sensation, similar to a sunburn, following treatment. Protecting your skin with sunscreen is very important, as your freshly exposed skin will be especially vulnerable to sun damage.

At your free consultation, our skin care specialist will work with your individual skin care needs to determine a treatment plan to best suit your needs. Multiple glycolic peel treatments are often necessary to ensure the best possible results. To discuss your options with a skin care professional, contact Dr. Halpern's office in Tampa, Florida, today.


Obagi Blue Peel

Introducing the Obagi Blue Peel, a chemically-superior peel that achieves optimum skin resurfacing alone or in conjunction with CO2 laser or dermabrasion. Formulated by internationally renowned dermatologist and chemical peel expert Dr. Zein Obagi, Blue Peel safely and effectively allows for complete skin rejuvenation.

Obagi Blue Peel is a non-abrasive procedure that rarely produces erythema or inflammation. Healing is relatively painless and occurs within seven to 10 days. Patients can resume their normal lives more quickly after Blue Peel than after CO2 lasers or dermabrasion.

Blue Peel is significantly more comfortable than other skin resurfacing procedures.

After Blue Peel treatment, the skin heals much faster than with other procedures. This is performed in our office. No anesthesia is required. The skin peels off in three to five days. Typically, one sees a nice improvement in their skin complexion.

What is Obagi Blue Peel?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a one to four step application of an advanced blue solution mixed with TCA (Trichloracetic Acid). The applications remove thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.

Who should consider an Obagi Blue Peel?

Anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process will benefit from a Blue Peel. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most. If you are pregnant, please notify our physician.This peel is for patients whose skin needs more work. It is also beneficial for patients who have hyperpigmented (i.e. darker brown splotches) skin.

How is the Obagi Blue Peel different than the alpha-hydroxy products used by doctors and aestheticians?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a breakthrough skin care treatment that has shown significant improvement in skin rejuvenation. Using slow-acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi Blue Peel enables the physician to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity, pigmentation problems, etc.

Will the Obagi Blue Peel procedure damage my skin?

No. Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects (TCA is not absorbed through the skin).

How many Obagi Blue Peels can be done?

Your doctor will determine how many peels are necessary to achieve the desired results.

What can I expect?

Depending upon the condition of your skin, one to four coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If the doctor decides to utilize, you will need someone to drive you home.

At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes. The doctor may use a cooling fan to minimize this sensation. The bluish tint that remains on your skin will wash off within 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will then begin to peel within two to three days, and should be completely healed in seven to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.

Can the Obagi Blue Peel procedure be used to treat other parts of the body?

Yes. The Obagi Blue Peel can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs using the same technique as used for the face.

Can I do the Obagi Blue Peel procedure myself?

No. The Obagi Blue Peel is a medical procedure and MUST be performed by a physician or a properly trained specialist working under his/her supervision.

How often should the Obagi Blue Peel procedure be performed?

Obagi Blue Peel treatments can be performed in four-week intervals until the desired correction is achieved. Annual Obagi Blue Peels will assist in the long-term maintenance of skin health and fitness. NOTE: Deep scars and hyperpigmentation may need deeper peels and/or other treatment modalities.

Can I apply make-up after an Obagi Blue Peel?

Generally, make-up is not recommended for the first seven to 10 days or until the skin has completely peeled. More specific information will be supplied by your health care professional.

 

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BOTOX®, Restylane®, and collagen injections. Tampa, Florida, surgeon Dr. Joshua Halpern offers these and many other skin care options, including microdermabrasion, Cymetra, permanent make-up, fat injections, Obagi blue peel, chemical peel, glycolic peel, and more.