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Xeomin

XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that has been used around the world since 2005. The FDA recently approved Xeomin for the treatment of severe frown lines.

Acne scars

Acne scars no longer have to be the bane of one's existence. Often occurring on the face, back and chest these scars can now be treated with a variety of lasers (Fraxel, V-Beam), subcission or chemical peels. These treatments require no social downtime and can be performed on all skin colors!

Acne Surgery

Acne surgery may be used by to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Do not pick, scratch, pop, or squeeze pimples yourself. When the pimples are squeezed, more redness, swelling, inflammation, pigmentation and scarring may result.

Botox

After years of sun, squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines.” A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.

Chemical Peels

Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Exposure to the sun and the elements in combination with adverse living habits contribute to the appearance of our skin. Chemical Peels are increasingly popular with those who are unhappy about acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, fine lines, rough skin and uneven pigmentation. A chemical peel is not limited to just the face, and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders and leg now with little or no downtime!

Dr Robinson in Prevention.com

Dr. Bruce Robsinon was recently featured on the Prevention.com website, discussing "6 Anti-Aging Beauty Tips That Aren't Worth Your Time."

 

Ear Pierced with 24 Karat Studs and Sterile Technique

The Coren PS earpiercer painlessly pierces your earlobes and inserts a hypoallergenic ear stud.

Earlobe Repair

Torn earlobe repair is an easy in office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. Under local anesthesia an enlarged earring hole is closed or a torn earlobe is restored. The sutures are removed in just one week. Dr. Robinson can re-pierce your ears 6 weeks later (see Pierced Ears). So go ahead and get those earrings you always wanted but couldn't wear.

Electrodessication

Electrodessication can eliminate small growths without your friends knowing you had anything done. The rapid healing time and excellent cosmetic results make this a favorite treatment for our patients.

Erbium Laser

Erbium laser treatments are ideal for the improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and brown spots. While this treatment provides a more youthful appearance it usually requires a week of down time.

Fraxel® DUAL Laser

 The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and scars, improves texture , tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size.  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser uses patented fractional technology to target sun damaged skin.  The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.  The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time.  Any area of the body can be treated:  face, chest, neck and hands.

Hoya ConBio Medlite Q-switched Nd:Yag Laser

The Medlite laser is the best choice for brown spot and tattoo removal. It has been compared to taking a pencil eraser and removing years from the appearance of your skin. The Medlite Laser effectively removes brown age spots, "liver spots", freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota.

 

Juvederm

JUVEDERM injectable gel is a smooth gel filler Dr. Robinson eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results are immediate, smooth and natural. Everyone will notice but no one will know.

Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Robinson offers GentleLase and GentleYag hair removal options. The GentleLase Laser is the gold standard for hair removal in caucasions. The GentleYag laser is the gold standard for laser hair removal in patients of color or tanned skin and is also an excellent treatment for facial, leg, spider veins and hemangiomas. These treaments also provide excellent results in the removal of brown spots such as sun spots (liver spots) and flat benign brown keratoses. Candela's (the makers of the GentleLase) patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling mist. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged wrinkled skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the regeneration of fresh skin during the following weeks. The thermal heating of the deep tissue stimulates new skin growth, promoting a healthy new collagen layer. This is usually accompanied by a week of healing time.

Laser Skin Tightening

The GentleYAG Laser uses a light beam that penetrates deeply into the skin resulting in tighter, smoother looking skin.

Latisse for Eyelashes

Latisse solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Latisse is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of the growing phase and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The onset of effect with Latisse solution is gradual. The majority of Latisse users saw a significant improvement by 2 months. Schedule a consultation to see if Latisse is right for you.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with scars, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body. This treatment works for scarring especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

Radiesse

RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading fillers. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, breaks in the tear troughs and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. The results are immediate and last 10 to 18 months.

Restylane®

Restylane® products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Sclerotherapy

Heredity is the primary causes of unsightly and often painful varicose and spider veins. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, birth control pills, obesity and standing for long periods of time. As we age, more visible leg veins frequently emerge and our existing veins become increasingly noticeable. There is a simple solution to this problem. A sclerosing solution and a cosmetic procedure called Sclerotherapy!

Skin Rejuvenation

These are treatments that combine procedures to achieve the maximum cosmetic correction and excellence in esthetic appearance. Chemical peels, fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse and laser treatments including Fraxel work to achieve these results. Dr. Robinson will recommend a treatment course and outstanding cosmetic products to meet your first class expectations.

Snip Removal

Bothered by the moles or skin tags that occur on the neck, face, groin or under the arms or breasts?  Snip removal is an easy way to rid yourself of those annoying growths.  It is often performed without anesthesia or pain. Just a quick snip and it's gone! 

 

Surgical (Shave and Complete) Excision of Moles

Moles often become more raised over time. Occasionally they become irritated or cut when shaving. A shave excision removes the raised portion of the mole. As a general rule, a complete excision is only performed if a mole is changing or when a complete excision will yield a better cosmetic result. These both are performed under local anesthesia in the our office. The shave excision takes less than a minute and a complete excision under a half hour. The functional and cosmetic results are usually excellent!

Surgical Excision of Cysts

Cysts may remain asymptomatic but if they continue to grow or become painful surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The cyst consists of a wall that makes the contents. To insure that the cyst does not return it is best to completely excise it, including the wall, to prevent its recurrence.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow; and now it’s also the only non-invasive treatment specifically FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage! Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin, with no downtime required. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin, from the brow to the chest!

V-Beam Laser - Pulsed Dye Laser

Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigment depending on the condition being treated. The cosmetic results are magnificent and there are no open wounds or wound care.

VISIA

VISIA complexion analysis system is an advance photographic system that assesses skin features, provides grading relative to your peer group, uses multi-spectral imaging and delivers your exclusive easy-to-understand customized report including recommendations for treatment and skin care.

Acne Scars

Acne scars no longer have to be the bane of one's existence. Often occurring on the face, back and chest these scars can now be treated with a variety of lasers (Fraxel, V-Beam), subcission or chemical peels. These treatments require no social downtime and can be performed on all skin colors!

Actinic or Solar Keratosis
(Pre-cancer)

These represent pre-cancerous growths that can become skin cancer if left untreated. They are most frequently caused by sun. Besides many topical treatments that can be cumbersome laser and other rejuvenation treatments can affect dramatic improvement and excellent cosmetic results with no social downtime. Dr. Robinson can discuss all the treatment options with you.

Birthmarks--Nevus Flameus, Nevus of Ota,
Nevus of Ito and Mongolian Spot

A birthmark can be red or brown. A red birthmark made up of dilated blood vessels is known as a Nevus Flameus. Although they can resolve spontaneously some can cause deformities and become more purple in color. With the advent of laser treatment the Nevus Flameus can clear and subsequent deformities prevented.

A Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito and Mongolian spot are brown to bluish birthmarks that usually occur around the eye, shoulder and trunk respectively. Given their size and location patients often consider them cosmetically unacceptable. With the Hoya ConBio Medlite Q-switched laser these birthmarks can be treated effectively with excellent results.

Brown Spots

Brown spots sometimes known as age spots are caused by sun, the natural aging process and genetics. Thanks to lasers they can be easily removed with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Tired of looking older or dated? Schedule a laser consultation and restore your skin to its natural beauty.

Cysts

Cysts are benign growths that consist of a wall that makes the contents. An analogy would be a wall of a balloon that makes helium. Often these bumps are cosmetically unacceptable or patients desire removal in the event they may rupture. Although cysts can remain intact for a lifetime their rupture can lead to a great deal of inflammation and occasionally infection. This necessitates surgical excision.

Earlobe Piercing

Avoid allergic reactions and infections with minimal discomfort using Coren sterile single use 24 Karat gold plated earings. Ideal for any age or occasion.

Earlobe Repairs / Torn Earlobes

Does your torn or expanding earring hole(s) cause you to worry about loosing an earring?  Feeling limited because the hole is to big to accommodate some of your favorite earrings?  Earlobe repair is an easy in office procedure that restores your earlobe in about 30 minutes.  Then it is time to go shopping!!!

Facial Veins

Light emitted from the handpiece safely passes through the outermost layers of skin in search of the targeted vascular or pigmented lesions. Without damaging the surrounding skin, the laser’s intense light is absorbed by the targeted lesion. The light energy is then converted to heat and this initiates the process of eliminating the lesion. The treated lesion will gradually fade or diminish. In many cases, smaller vessels or pigmentation spots are eliminated in 2 to 4 treatments. Medium or larger vessels may take additional treatments.

Laser treatment can be utilized for small facial areas or for the entire face. Recently, full face treatments have become increasingly popular. Many people suffer from larger broken capillaries on their nose and cheeks and will have medium and smaller vessels on other facial areas. A full-face treatment will improve the overall facial appearance by creating a more uniform skin color, and by smoothing the texture of the skin.

The hand piece quickly advances across the skin delivering pulses to the treatment site. A full-face treatment typically lasts anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. Smaller areas, such as the nose, can be treated in 15 minutes. In some cases a topical anesthetic cream is first applied to numb the treatment area. For a short period of time following treatment, a cold compress may be applied to soothe the possible appearance of slight swelling or redness of the skin. Treatments on the face, chest, neck, hands, legs, and abdomen are all done safely and quickly with laser technology.

How many treatments are required?

During your consultation, your skin's condition will be evaluated and a customized treatment program will be suggested. In some cases only one or two treatments are required. However, in many cases three to five or more treatments will be required to achieve premium results. The number of treatment sessions will depend on the type of lesion to be treated, the location of the lesion on teh body, and its size and color. In many cases, it is recommended that treatments applied to the face be repeated at 3 to 4 week intervalas. The time intervals of your treatments will be determined during the consultation, where many of these issues and concerns may be addressed.

Fillers--Radiesse, Juvederm

Are you tired of looking at wrinkles or sagging skin especially in your cheeks and chin? Are you loosing the fullness of your lips or are the corners of your mouth going south and making you look unhappy and old?

Fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm can restore the skins natural beauty in less that one half hour. The results are immediate and natural; resulting in the WOW effect. Friends and family will comment on how well rested you look or inquire if you have changed your hair, often, without ever knowing what was done... it truly looks natural! Give your skin a lift and schedule a filler consultation today!

Hemangiomas/Angiomas/Red Spots

Hemangiomas/Angiomas are growths of blood vessels and other red spots can be dilated blood vessels that can take the form of a birthmark (Nevus Flameus).

Hemangiomas usually occur around three weeks of life and grow out of proportion to the child for the first 8 months of life before its growth rate levels off. Therefore, it is important to evaluate these growths early especially if they are located around the eyes, mouth, genitals, scalp, neck or anus. Red bumps that we acquire with age and genetics are referred to as cherry angiomas. They are often arise later in life and while not dangerous, some patients consider them unsightly. Their treatment often requires no wound care and you can return to your daily activities.

Laser Hair Removal

What should I know about laser hair removal?

Depending on the amount of hair being treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally, the treatment will include:

  • A test area will be done prior to the entire treatment. Your full treatment may be done on the same day or up to two weeks later, depending on the skin reaction.
  • Both you and your practitioner will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light during the procedure.
  • A small hand piece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. Cryogen spray will cool the skin just before each laser pulse.
  • Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the Dynamic Cooling Device.
  • The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences and tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner in advance of the laser treatment.
  • The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area being treated.
  • The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment; this may last from a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of a cooling compress, cold gel pack or cooling gels.

Is this procedure covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult with your insurance carrier for more information

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of hair and location of treatment. Everyone will require at least 2-3 treatments, as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.

 

Laser Treatments

Dr. Robinson in office laser treatment center has many state of the art lasers to address nearly all cosmetic or medical concerns. The beauty of laser is that in most cases excellent results can be achieved with little or no discomfort, with little or no down time and often the results are immediate. As a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery he is on the cutting edge of new technology and patient care. Have a skin concern? Schedule an appointment to see if laser treatment is right for you.

Moles

Everyone has moles, sometimes 40 or more. Most people think of a mole as a dark brown spot, but moles have a wide range of appearance.

At one time, a mole in a certain spot on the cheek of a woman was considered fashionable. These were called "beauty marks." Some were even painted on. However, not all moles are beautiful. They can be raised from the skin and very noticeable, they may contain dark hairs, or they may be dangerous.

Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. They are usually brown in color but can be skin colored and various sizes and shapes. The brown color is caused by melanocytes, special cells that produce the pigment melanin.

Moles probably are determined before a person is born. Most appear during the first 20 years of life, although some may not appear until later. Sun exposure increases the number of moles, and they may darken. During the teen years and pregnancy, moles also get darker and larger and new ones may appear.

Each mole has its own growth pattern. The typical life cycle of the common mole takes about 50 years. At first, moles are flat and tan like a freckle, or they can be pink, brown or black in color, Over time, they usually enlarge and some develop hairs. As the years pass, moles can change slowly, becoming more raised and lighter in color. Some will not change at all. Some moles will slowly disappear, seeming to fade away. Others will become raised far from the skin. They may develop a small "stalk" and eventually fall off or are rubbed off.

Different Types of Moles

Recent studies have shown that certain types of moles have a higher-than-average risk of becoming cancerous. They may develop into a form of skin cancer known as malignant melanoma. Sunburns may increase the risk of melanoma. People with many more moles than average (greater than 100) are also more at risk for melanoma.

Moles are present at birth in about 1 in 100 people. They are called congenital nevi. These moles may be more likely to develop a melanoma than moles which appear after birth.

Moles known as dysplastic nevi or atypical moles are larger than average (usually larger than a pencil eraser) and irregular in shape. They tend to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, sometimes reddish, uneven border or black dots at edge. These moles often run in families.

People with dysplastic nevi may have a greater chance of developing malignant melanoma and should be seen regularly by a dermatologist to check for any changes that might indicate skin cancer. They should also learn to do regular self-examinations, looking for changes in the color, size or shape of their moles or the appearance of new moles. Sunscreen and protective clothing should be used to shield moles from sun exposure.

Recognizing the early warning signs of malignant melanoma is important. Remember the ABCDs of melanoma when examining your moles.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, papules, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as "adult acne," rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The eyes, ears, chest, and back may also be involved. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads.

When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Some people may flush or blush and never form pustules or papules. Small dilated vessels also may be present due to prolonged sun exposure. However, when the skin doesn't return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it's best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.

Scars

Which treatment option is best for me?

During your consultation, your skin type and scar will be evaluated and a customized treatment program will be developed. This may include a combination of treatments to optimize your results. In some cases, certain types of scars can only be improved and not completely eliminated. Your treatment expectations and results will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.

Surgical Excision

This option is typically for scars that are deeply pitted, raised, or for older surgical scars that did not heal properly. The scar tissue is removed, followed by careful stitching of the skin to leave a much smaller or thinner scar line.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the regeneration of fresh skin during the following weeks. The thermal damage to the deep tissue stimulates new skin growth, promoting a healthy new collagen layer as well.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with scars, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body. This treatment works for scarring especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

This is a non-invasive approach in which the laser energy penetrates the skin, damaging the deepest tissue layers. The damage causes the skin to repair itself and stimulates the production of collagen. As the underlying skin thickens, the top layers of the skin begin to contour more smoothly. Multiple treatments may be recommended. This treatment option works well in conjunction with microdermabrasion for certain scars.

Chemical Peels

Depending on the skin type and scar to be treated, a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel may be recommended. In addition to removing the top layers of the epidermis, chemical peels are noted for their ability to stimulate collagen synthesis and aid in the production of new skin cells. Depending on the type of peel, multiple treatments may be required.

IPLtm Skin Rejuvenation

This is a non-invasive approach in which intense pulsed light energy penetrates the skin, damaging the deepest tissue layers. The damage causes the skin to repair itself and stimulates the production of collagen. As the underlying skin thickens, the top layers of the skin begin to contour more smoothly. Multiple treatments may be recommended. This treatment option works well in conjunction with microdermabrasion for certain scars and coarse, uneven skin texture.

By the time we reach our adult years, our skin has been exposed to rough childhood environmental damage, acne, chicken pox, scrapes, burns and numerous other phenomena. As part of the skin’s natural healing process, a scar is formed when several layers of the skin have been damaged. Presently there are diverse treatment modalities available to address various forms of skin scarring. These treatments can dramatically reverse, improve, and renew your skin to it’s natural, healthier state. Many patients seek solutions not only to achieve healthy-looking skin, but also to improve their image and self esteem.

What are the treatment options?

Today, there are many treatment options which, when properly chosen for the specific type of scar and/or skin type, can greatly improve and repair your skin to it’s natural and more healthy state. These treatment options include surgical excision, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation, intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, cortisone injections, and bleaching or age defying softening topicals.

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation encompasses a wide variety of treatments to address the many signs of aging and sun damaged skin. Brown and red spots, wrinkles and uneven skin texture and tone can be treated by fillers, lasers, chemical peels and Botox. Many cosmeseuticals can be used to prevent and maintain the natural beauty of your skin. Schedule an appointment. Your worth the investment and you'll love the results.

Skin Tags

They are growths that occur mainly in the folds of the skin such as the neck, underarms, groin, and beneath the breasts. Routinely found in families--a father, mother or grandparent has them--skin tags become more numerous with age. These growths referred to as barnacles by many a patient can easily be removed. The excellent cosmetic result is immediate and the satisfaction priceless!

Skin Tone

Just like a precious piece of jewlery or a beautiful piece of furniture, the skin can become dull, weathered and aged. With the modern age of dermatology one can restore the brightness, alleviate lines, get rid of dark marks, erase broken capillaries and scars with no social downtime and superior cosmetic results. To find out more please schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson.

Spider (leg) Veins

In recent years medical lasers have made great advancements in sophistication. Today, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non-invasive treatments. Laser Therapy treatment is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest - just about anywhere! Laser treatment also corrects benign pigmented lesions such as age spots and birthmarks. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because they involve very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment!

Who are candidates for treatment?

Men and women may be treated. Light and dark-skinned individuals can now safely and effectively benefit from laser therapy for spider veins. Patients using blood thinners or afflicted with a serious illness generally are not candidates for treatment. Patients with dark suntans or photosensitivity disorders, uncontrolled or severe diabetes, bleeding disorders, or currently taking photosensitizing medications may also be restricted from candidacy.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments necessary to resolve your vein concerns depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. During your consultation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results.

What does the treatment involve?

Treatment may vary from 15 to 30 minutes. As a result of treatment, the walls of the veins are damaged by the laser's heat. The body next induces a healing process. The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. Medical studies have documented exceptional results on veins with laser treatments.

What are the side effects and is there "down time"?

The beauty of this treatment is that there is no down time involved. You can resume most of your regular activities immediately. Your doctor may use various methods to reduce the pain that may be associated with this procedure. Swelling and mild bruising can occur, but almost always resolve over a short period of time. Limiting sun exposure, avoiding strenuous exercise, and wearing compression stockings will greatly minimize the risk of complications immediately following your treatment.

Which type of veins can Laser Therapy treat?

Laser Therapy treats many types of leg veins, including shallow spider veins and reticular veins.

Spider Veins are very small veins caused by a dilation of the small venules under the skin. This occurs when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall. The ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced with hormonal changes.

Reticular Veins are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and are larger than spider veins. These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive venous pressure. When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.

Subcission

Subcission is the act of loosing underlying scar tissue from the overlying skin. This then allows a depressed scar to regain its smooth appearance. This treatment may be combined with other scar treatments to yield the best cosmetic results. The list to the right highlights some of the those treatments.

Surgical and Traumatic Scars

Surgical and traumatic scars can be unsatisfactory. Today there are many procedures that can improve and at times make these scars imperceptible.

If you currently have a surgical or traumatic scar that you would like to improve let Dr. Robinson inform you about the many treatments that are available.

Tattoos

Lately, the decision to obtain a tattoo has become increasingly popular, and so has the decision to remove them! An estimated 20 million Americans have tattoos, and many of them now feel that having a tattoo does not fit their new image. Those remorseful about their tattoos are consulting with cosmetic laser physicians to determine if the removal of their tattoo is possible. Today's advanced laser technology provides the means for your tattoo to be removed safely and quickly and, in most cases, without leaving a scar.

How does the treatment work?

Today, cosmetic medical lasers designed to eradicate tattoos range from a single wavelength of light to a broad spectrum of light, the varieties of which are intended to obliterate the ink in the tattoo without damaging the skin. Certain colors of light are absorbed by specific corresponding colors of the tattoo ink. The light energy vaporizes or fragments the ink particles. Your body then absorbs these ink fragments naturally and the color fades over the next couple of weeks. This treatment is very similar to methods used for years to treat birthmarks.

Telangectasias (Dilated Red Blood Vessels)

Are you tired of those red lines or people commenting if you are upset; is your blood pressure to high; or if you got a sunburn? Telangectasias, or dilated red blood vessels, often occur on the face and particularly on the sides of the nose. It can be due to medical conditions such as Rosacea or collagen vascular disease or simply too much sun. Thankfully, laser is an easy in office treatment that can be performed during ones lunch break. In 10 minutes those red lines are gone and you can go right back to work. Thats right no wound care or dressings.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by the natural aging process, expressions made by muscles and sun damage. With the latest techniques such as Botox, Fillers and Fraxel laser wrinkles can be improved and prevented. These treatments are easy in office procedures that require no social downtime. The results can be immediate or seen in just a few days. Good-bye wrinkles, hello beautiful smooth skin.
  • Fraxel® DUAL Laser
     The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedur...
  • Ultherapy
    Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow; and now it’s also the only non-inva...
  • Laser Hair Removal
    Dr. Robinson offers GentleLase and GentleYag hair removal options. The GentleLase Laser is the gold standard for hair removal in caucasions. The G...
  • Chemical Peels
    Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Exposure to the sun and the elements in combination with adverse living habi...
  • Erbium Laser
    Erbium laser treatments are ideal for the improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and brown spots. While this treatment provides a more yo...