Anti-Aging

With time and environmental damage, young, radiant skin begins to fade – and fine lines and AntiAging1
wrinkles emerge – as skin loses its ability to retain moisture and skin-firming elements such as collagen and elastin. At the same time, irregular melanin production creates uneven skin tones, age spots and blotching.

The natural aging process generally produces lines and wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation problems, broken capillaries, dull skin texture and color, and other skin flaws. As the amount of collagen in the skin declines, acne scars appear more visible. The aging process also results in volume loss in various parts of the face, especially around the mouth and chin.

Combinations of Lasers

When the aging skin starts to have brown blotchy spots form we combine our anti aging lasers. We combine the AntiAging2RadioFrequency and IPL Laser to start getting rid of the uneven skin tone with the Rejuvenation Laser for increased new skin to replace the old blotchy skin.

When the aging skin starts to thin we combine the Rejuvenation Laser with the (Aramis or Cool Touch Breeze Laser) to erase wrinkles and fine lines.

When the aging skin becomes sallow and has wrinkles, discolorations, and poor texture we use the CO2 Fractional Laser. This is ablative and has down time.

When the aging skin develops actinic keratosis we use the Q-Switched Laser to remove these old age spots. This is ablative and has down time.

When the aging skin has scarring and it is just one area we use the Erbium Laser, but if it is acne scarring all over the face we do the entire face and use the CO2 Fractional Laser.

When the face starts to sag we use the Radiofrequency Laser for the face to firm and tighten the skin and up lift the forehead, brows, and jaw line.

When the legs start showing signs of aging to include lots of red and brown spots we do a series of Microdermabrasions for the legs followed by the Varilight Scanlight to blend the discoloration and Smooth the legs.

The Erbium Laser and CO2 Fractionated Laser

These advanced lasers treat aging and sun-damaged skin. The CO2 Fractional Laser as well as the Erbium Laser provides a safer, more accurate and less painful method of restoring softer, smoother, more youthful-appearing skin. In most cases, patients can have their procedure performed in the doctor’s office and be home that same day.

The Co2 Fractional Laser and the Erbium Laser are skin resurfacing procedures specifically designed to remove superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face. These lasers produce less heating or burning of surrounding tissues than other lasers used for resurfacing. This allows your doctor to gently and comfortably vaporize the damaged skin cells layer by layer. Most cases require only a local or topical anesthetic. Recent studies have shown that both the CO2 Fractional Laser and the Erbium Laser stimulates the production of collagen, creating a tightening and smoothing of the skin.

What about the recovery?

Skin resurfacing with the cool light of the Erbium Laser and the CO2 Fractional Laser results in less post-operative redness, less swelling and provides a more rapid healing than with other skin resurfacing methods. In most cases, patients are fully recovered and back to normal activities within 7 days. Following the procedure, the treated areas are kept moist with ointment and a complete regimen is followed for the entire week. Post-operatively, there is a period of healing which is generally completed within five to seven days. Sunblock should be applied when in the sun. Make-up can be worn after the first week. Over the next few weeks, your fresh, new, pink skin will fade to a normal tone revealing a softer, smoother, younger look. Our patients love their results. Some say they actually feel younger.

What are the benefits of Erbium Laser and CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

  • Erbium or CO2 Fractional Laser skin resurfacing is a safe, reliable, out patient procedure.
  • Skin resurfacing with either the Erbium or CO2 Fractional Laser can be performed with local or topical anesthesia in many cases.
  • Resurfacing with the Erbium Laser or the CO2 Fractional Laser produces fewer unwanted side-effects and complications.
  • Erbium and CO2 Fractional Lasers can sometimes be used on the neck, chest and hands.
  • With the Erbium Laser it is often possible to treat darker pigmented skin tones.
  • Treatment with the Erbium Laser produces minimal heating and burning of surrounding tissue.
  • Healing is more rapid because the Erbium and the CO2 Fractional Laser causes minimal redness, swelling, and bruising.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing for you?

Dr. Calderon will review your medical history, age, skin type and pigmentation, consider your desired results, and determine the best course of treatment for you. Results will vary from patient to patient depending on age, skin type, and condition.

Anti-Aging Skincare

Although the hands of time can’t be completely turned back, its effects can be dramatically slowed down and even reversed with the myriad of procedures available today. These BelleDerm anti-aging products are designed to address these issues and more, restoring moisture and reinvorgating new cell growth for smoother, younger looking skin.

  • BelleDerm Anti-Aging Night Crème – A rich, emollient, hypoallergenic crème for very dry, sun damaged skin. Delivers deep epidermal conditioning with a natural botanical complex and hydrators. Also contains anti-aging properties.
  • BelleDerm Cell Turnover Treatment – The perfect at-home exfoliation treatment for dry/aging skin. Containing very high concentrations of Lactic and Amino acid, this treatment aids in the rejuvenation of sun damaged skin, hyperpigmentation and fine lines, stimulating collagen production and new cell growth.
  • BelleDerm Gentle Toner & Makeup Remover – Gently & effectively removes makeup residue and excess oil after cleansing, while restoring the pH balance to sooth and calm the skin. Made with a pure aloe and cucumber base. Alcohol-free and good for all skin types.
  • BelleDerm Hydration Crème with Sunscreen – This emollient crème delivers deep epidermal conditioning and SPF to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic.
  • BelleDerm Intensive Eye Crème – This rich crème contains powerful antioxidants that hydrate and reduce fine lines around the eyes, while reducing puffiness and dark circles.
  • BelleDerm Exfoliating Scrub – Uses silicone microcrystals to exfoliate the skin. Safe to use everyday, this is a mini microdermabrasion in a bottle. Can also be used on the body.
  • BelleDerm C-ell Renu – 10% pure L-ascorbic acid aids in the repair of collagen and sun damage; reduces hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles; and nourishes and mildly exfoliates the skin. With a pH of 2, this vitamin C serum penetrates deep into the dermal layer where it’s most effective.
  • BelleDerm AHA Rejuvenation Cleanser – This highly concentrated cleanser contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids and natural enzymes to remove surface impurities, clean out clogged pores and exfoliate dead cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
  • BelleDerm Vitamin Infusion Serum – Rich in antioxidants and vitamins essential to the skin’s healing and rejuvenation processes, this serum aids in collagen production, while helping to rebuild dermal thickness and replenish oils and fatty acid composition in dry/aging skin.
  • Fallene Total Block – This full-spectrum sun block protects against solar radiation, UVA, UVB, and infrared rays to help reduce and prevent skin cancer, sun hypersensitivity and drug photosensitivity. Available in clear with an SPF rating of 65 and tinted with an SPF rating of 60.