Why You Should Have Your Cosmetic Procedure at Krauss Dermatology
We are fortunate to live in an era where there are safe, effective, comfortable procedures available to improve our appearance and the signs of aging and sun damage. However, these services are not without their risks. For this reason, it is very important that your treatment be performed by a trained, board-certified physician, in a specialty dealing specifically with dermatologic and cosmetic issues. All injectable procedures at Krauss Dermatology are performed only by our board-certified dermatologists. In addition the Vbeam vascular laser, the Pixel resurfacing laser and the Coolsculpting® noninvasive fat removal procedures are also performed by our physicians. Our IPL procedures, SmoothBeam laser and laser hair removal, are safely performed by our nurse with over 20 years of dermatology experience, but are always done with the physician present at the office for discussion and evaluation of any concerns or questions. Complimentary consultations with our nurse allow you to experience our office and see if our procedures or products are right for you.
There are many procedures marketed whose benefits are marginal, without scientific or clinical proof of their results. Our practice seeks out only the most effective and successful procedures with the best safety records. During your treatment, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible, using numbing medications, cooling and other techniques to minimize discomfort and decrease risks such as bruising and swelling. We encourage our patients to return for touch-ups if necessary to improve results or to utilize our VBeam laser post-injection to hasten resolution of a bruise. Most importantly, our guiding principle is to improve your appearance in a natural, beautiful way, without overdoing it, or making your treatment look obvious. If you want to look like yourself, only better, then you have come to the right place.
Coolsculpting® Fat Removal at Krauss Dermatology
CoolSculpting® is a ground-breaking non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed to remove stubborn fat bulges from targeted areas of the body that have not responded to traditional diet and exercise. Patients can benefit from noticeable results in their problem areas, providing an overall smoother and slimmer body contour with no downtime. The procedure is extremely safe and does not involve chemicals, drugs or surgery.
Results are achieved using Cryolipolysis™ technology, which cools the targeted tissue to break down the fat cells and allow them to be removed from the body easily and naturally, with no damage to nearby tissue. CoolSculpting® (Zeltiq™) works best for patients of stable weight, ideally within 15 pounds of ideal body weight. Men and women with specific areas of extra fat in the abdomen, love handles (flanks) and back (bra area) are ideal candidates. Coolsculpting® is not meant to replace a healthy diet or exercise, nor is it a method of weight loss. The procedure is FDA approved for fat removal. At Krauss Dermatology, the procedure is performed only by our board certified physicians. Come in for a complimentary consultation to see if Coolsculpting® is right for you.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent treatment for lines and wrinkles of the forehead, brow (frown lines) and crow’s feet areas. This medication is able to relax the muscles that cause these lines, eliminating or improving furrows that can make you look tired and angry. A smooth, more youthful appearance is achieved without surgery. This treatment has also been called a “nonsurgical brow lift” because of its elevating effects on the eyebrows. BOTOX® can sometimes be used to improve upper lip lines, lift downturned corners of the mouth and minimize unsightly vertical bands of the neck.
Restylane® and Juvéderm® injectable fillers can eradicate superficial lines as well as minimize deeper furrows. These safe, FDA approved procedures soften lines around the mouth, add volume and shape to aging lips, enhance cheeks and minimize lower eyelid hollows. The use of numbing creams, cooling and newer versions of these filling agents containing lidocaine make the procedure extremely comfortable with minimal side effects. Our VBeam laser can be used two days post-treatment to minimize any bruising that may occur with the treatment. Natural-looking results can last 6 to 18 months.
The Pixel® resurfacing procedure improves skin texture and tone, smoothes wrinkles, diminishes brown spots and improves scarring. There is minimal discomfort and modest downtime. The Pixel laser creates micro-thermal zones that injure the epidermis and upper dermis leaving most of the skin completely intact. The natural healing process of the skin stimulates the growth of new healthy tissue and collagen leading to substantial improvement in the skin’s appearance.
Laser hair removal is a safe, gentle and effective method for eliminating unwanted hair on the face and body. Laser light is used to selectively destroy hair follicles, while leaving surrounding skin intact. With our state-of-the-art lasers, long-term results can be achieved quickly, setting you free from waxing, shaving, plucking and electrolysis. Our laser hair removal is performed by our licensed nurse. She has over 20 years of experience in dermatology, and is under the supervision of our board certified dermatologists, who are always on site during the procedure. This ensures that our patients obtain the best possible results in the safest of environments.
The Intense Pulsed Light photofacial eliminates unsightly age spots, removes blotchy redness and broken capillaries, and improves skin texture. Treatments can be performed with minimal side effects. A series of treatments can transform the skin of patients with sun damage or rosacea. The face, neck, chest and back of hands are treated safely and effectively.
The VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser is the most effective instrument for removing spider veins (small dilated vessels) from the face, and cherry angiomas (small red spots on the face and body). These lesions often clear with only one or two treatments. The VBeam can also help fade, over the course of multiple treatments, red or raised scars, “port wine stain” birthmarks, and red discoloration and flushing of the face from rosacea.
Smoothbeam® Laser for Acne, Acne Scarring and Fine Lines
The Smoothbeam laser has been FDA approved for treating active acne, acne scars and fine lines. Studies have shown substantial improvement after 3-4 treatments for acne without medications. Recent follow up has shown that results last at least 18 months. Acne scars, one of the most challenging problems in dermatology, also improve an average of 50-60% with long lasting results after a series of treatments. Fine lines of the eye area, upper lip and cheeks have shown significant improvement with this laser. Flesh colored bumps called sebaceous hyperplasia can also be removed or minimized with the Smoothbeam.
Physician strength glycolic acid peels fade dark patches (from sun damage or melasma), improve a sallow tone and fade acne blemishes away. This “lunchtime peel” has minimal to no recuperation time, fitting in well to today’s busy schedules.
Sclerotherapy involves a series of injections of a salt solution into blood vessels that causes them to shrink or disappear over time. Unsightly spider veins cause many of us to hide our legs even on the hottest days of summer. This is a safe, effective and economical way of treating these blood vessels to make you proud to wear shorts. Excellent results can often be achieved in 1-2 brief sessions.