Dr Braces & Faces is recognized for innovative and personalized approach to skincare for optimal results; for our ability to create the most beautiful, natural look; that’s the reason our client’s come back to us year after year.
But more than that, we make our guests feel comfortable in our office, allaying concerns and discussing the best options with you, based on what you want. This is a philosophy that is embraced by all members of our team.
Our dedication to your treatment doesn’t end when you leave our office. Every patient will receive specific post care instructions for the treatments in our office, along with any postoperative skincare products or recommendations.
Skin care consultation
A good daily skincare regime really can work wonders for your overall skin quality and texture, while improving elasticity, irregular pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. During your first appointment, our cosmetologist will have a chat with you first. She will take a thorough medical history and examine your skin. The next step is a full digital skin analysis. Using a hi-tech facial scanning device, we measure and analyze important parameters on your skin.These are skin. With this analysis,we can determine exactly where your skin’s weaknesses and strengths lie and how to best support your skin to keep looking its very best whatever your age.
Improving skin surface and texture
Achieving an overall better ‘skin quality’ is equally as important as fixing lines and wrinkles to the overall appearance of your skin. However, we have to understand that despite its importance, improving skin surface and texture with treatments, does not create the instant ‘wow’ effect that for example fillers and ‘Botox’ offer. It is a gradual process with subtle effects, yet absolutely essential for every one of us!
In our clinic, we use variety procedures to improve fine lines and irregularities in the skin, improve skin elasticity, soften acne scars and shrink pores. All of these treatments are ‘regenerative procedures’, meaning we ‘help the skin to help itself’.
During a microdermabrasion treatment, the doctor directs a stream of tiny crystals through a hand piece that is placed against the skin. These dermabrasion crystals exfoliate the skin, and the mild suction created by the microdermabrasion system removes the skin debris and crystals.
Microdermabrasion reduces or eliminates fine facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging; it improves the appearance of acne scars and other light scarring; and it gives skin of all colors and types a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It does all this with virtually no side effects.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on the rest of your body. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. A chemical peels helps to improve all of these concerns.
We use hyaluronic acid (‘HA Skin Boosters’) which is a great treatment for improving skin texture and hydration and putting a lovely bit of plumpness back into the skin. It is particularly suitable for finer lines, crisscross lines, crinkling of the skin and overall loss of elasticity. In our clinic, we use a high quality, stabilized hyaluronic acid with a proven efficiency and safety record. Studies have proved that this type of stabilised hyaluronic acid not only enhances the visible appearance of the skin, but can also improve its elasticity. The treatment also has the ability to induce your skin’s own collagen production and has antioxidant effects.
Mesotherapy is a classic regenerative treatment. It is a wonderful treatment to ‘feed’ your skin and help improve overall skin quality. After application of an effective numbing cream, a sterile cell-boosting product is ‘infused’ into the skin with a series of painless tiny, superficial injections. The high-grade skin-nourishing blend contains many skin optimization ingredients, ranging from vitamins and minerals to amino acids, hyaluronic acid, coenzymes and antioxidants, proven to protect and stimulate skin cells. Mesotherapy is very popular in the Western countries.
There is a gradual reduction in the amount of hyaluronic acid(HA), as the skin ages. The drop in HA can be a contributing factor in the later years to a loss of skin elasticity and formation of lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic is a naturally occurring component in the human body. This new technique using a hyaluronic acid for Mesotherapy to inject it into larger areas of skin, helps improve skin quality and hydration. It improves the condition of the deeper layer of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and the body`s own hyaluronic acid and helps you get a smooth and younger skin appearance.
Wrinkle-relaxing injections with botulinum toxin (‘Botox’)
Botulinum toxin (often referred to as ‘Botox’) is a substance that, when injected into a muscle, will temporarily stop it from contracting. This is why botulinum toxin is an excellent treatment for dynamic facial lines. It has been used in cosmetic treatments for more than 25 years now and in the right hands is a safe and highly effective non-surgical solution for certain types of wrinkles. The great thing about cosmetic botulinum toxin is that it works at the root cause of dynamic lines by preventing the muscle from doing the very movement that’s causing the problem. For this reason, botulinum toxin also plays a useful wrinkle-prevention role.
Treatments with Botulinum toxin include ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes, ‘frown lines’ between the brows and ‘worry lines’ across the forehead, lip lines around the lip, gummy smile, bunny lines on the nose, redefining jaw lines and reduction of neck lines. We can also perform a gentle, non-surgical eyebrow lift with botulinum toxin and soften the downward pull of the corners of your mouth, so you lose that grumpy look.
Injectable filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles,restoring a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers, also known as “injectables” or “soft-tissue fillers,” do just what their name suggests, they fill in the area under the skin. Fillers work to improve the appearance of aging skin in the following ways.
- Filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases
- Improving other imperfections like scars
- Filling out thin or wrinkled lips
- Plumping up cheeks
- Contouring the jaw line and other areas of the face
PRP – platelet rich plasma- (Vampire lift)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy of the skin, also known as the ‘Vampire facelift’ or ‘Dracula facelift’ is a revolutionary regenerative aesthetic treatment that encourages the skin to build more collagen and elastin and thus renew and rejuvenate itself.
The treatment involves taking a blood sample from the patient, from which we then isolate a certain fraction of the blood, which is particularly rich in platelets. After application of a numbing cream for pain relief, this fraction of the patient’s own blood is injected back into the skin using a special technique.
We use a special method, which places the PRP not only into the superficial skin itself to encourage collagen and elastin production, but also, if appropriate, into deeper tissue layers, with the aim of slowing down age-related tissue loss here.
Platelets contain a high content of beneficial growth factors. Upon re-injection, the platelets release these growth factors, which trigger surrounding skin cells to proliferate and stimulate collagen production, thus helping to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Following a course of PRP treatment, your skin will gradually start to look more radiant and youthful.
PRP therapy is a great addition (or in some cases even alternative) to other non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as ‘botox’ and fillers. It’s considered a very natural treatment, as it uses the patient’s own cells and growth factors to stimulate tissue repair.
In our clinic we use different peels of different strengths to treat a number of conditions including ageing skin. These peels are always performed by one of our Doctors. Our specifically designed peels reduce the signs of sun damage with wrinkling and irregular pigmentation, and improves skin surface and texture.
Fractional Lasers use a very intense beam of light which passed through the skin at the deeper level. Heat is produced in the skin which stimulates the cells that produce collagen & elastin and thus helps in achieving a very youthful look as it reduces the fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the laser is attracted to coloured lesions like broken blood vessels or age spots.
Improving pigmentation and skin lightening
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of skin hyper pigmentation issues such as age spots, melasma and discolorations from acne scarring. The procedure, which uses a mixture of acids to exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin, can be performed on many areas of the body. Chemical peels are delivered in three levels of potency: superficial, medium and deep. A superficial peel uses mild alpha or beta hydroxy acid to exfoliate the surface layer of the skin. This kind of peel can improve mild skin discoloration or blotchiness. Bleaching agents such as hydroquinone or kojic acid are sometimes incorporated into a superficial peel to further address excess pigmentation. A medium peel uses a stronger concentration of glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to reach the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis. A medium peel can correct age spots, freckles and moderate discoloration. A deep peel uses phenol to penetrate the deeper layer, which allows it to address more significant discoloration issues.
Glutathione is an antioxidant, it fights with the free radicals, and detoxifies the body. It is part of the natural UV defense and is anti-aging in nature. Glutathione also reduces the dark melanin pigments, and turns them into a lighter pigment, this leads to the skin becoming fairer and brighter and more even toned, all over the body.Glutathione (GSH) is a natural antioxidant which is present in our body. It is present in almost all the living cells, it neutralizes free radicals, helps in immunity, and is one of the strongest anti-cancer agents manufactured in the body and can also delay the ageing process.
Acne & Acne Scars apart from scarring the skin also scar a person’s self confidence. However, do not lose hope, the best part about this much dreaded skin condition is that it is completely curable!
Professional Chemical Peels:
Chemical peels speed up skin cell turnover essentially making them skin resurfacing and exfoliation agents. The basic aim of chemical peels is to replace the outer, dead layers of tired, blemished and wrinkled skin to reveal the underlying areas of fresher, clearer, younger looking skin. This is done simply enough by the application of a chemical peel to the skin that causes the top most dead layers to shed. Apart from the obvious advantage of skin cell re growth, it also promotes the generation of collagen in the skin.
Stretch marks & Scar Treatment
Fractional Skin Resurfacing:
One of the most popular treatments is fractional skin resurfacing which delivers remarkable results with hardly any downtime. It resurfaces the underlying scar tissue without breaking open the overlying superficial skin. This non invasive laser treatment allows you to rediscover the fresh skin underneath the scarred layers. This fractional treatment results in both rapid re-epitheliazation of the epidermis as well as rebuilding of collagen. This treatment is effective and safe on almost all skin types with a short downtime
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Treatment
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be a miserably debilitating condition as sufferers are unable to feel confident and comfortable when engaging in everyday activities. Hyperhydrosis most commonly affects the under arms, the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. For the palms and soles as well as the underarms, topical solutions can be prescribed. But, an injection with botulinum toxin (‘Botox’) is an extremely effective option for the armpits which lasts for 6-12 months. Prior to the procedure we apply a special numbing cream to make the treatment relatively painless and feedback from patients is extremely positive. It’s a life changing treatment