Cosmetic

At Pure Dermatology we truly enjoy practicing the art of dermatology, focusing on making our patients’ skin appear more youthful, relaxed, and refreshed.

We employ a variety of injectable medicines, hyaluronic acid fillers, lasers, and light treatments to help our patients’ skin look its best. We also offer CoolSculpting to freeze away unwanted fat.

We work to customize a treatment plan that is individualized to your concerns and your needs, with the goal being a natural, healthy, youthful appearance. Call our office today to book your cosmetic consultation!

Pure privilege members enjoy special discounts on all cosmetic procedures.

Coolsculpting

Reshape your body with CoolSculpting! CoolSculpting is a proven, safe, and effective way to combat stubborn fat. If you have unwanted belly fat, love handles or muffin tops, a double chin, flab in the inner or outer thighs, or other areas, then this might be the solution for you. With no surgery, no anesthesia, no needles, no invasive techniques, and no downtime, CoolSculpting is an effective fat reduction solution that will leave you with more sculpted body*.

*To learn more about CoolSculpting, please visit coolsculpting.com

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How it Works

The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells freeze, and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and removes these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss

During the teenage years, the number of fat cells in your body becomes a fixed number. Losing or gaining weight does not increase the number of fat cells; it just changes the size of those cells. With dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller, but the number of cells stay the same.

CoolSculpting is different from weight loss because it actually reduces the number of fat cells in your body. When you treat an area with CoolSculpting, fat cells die and are naturally processed out of the body, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. Most people see a 20% – 25% reduction of fat cells in areas treated with CoolSculpting*.

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20123423

Am I a Good Candidate?

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure and is not intended for weight loss. It is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Good candidates are otherwise healthy people who have noticeable bulges in certain areas, such as the abdomen or under the chin.

If you’re interested in determining whether CoolSculpting is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling our office at 205.682.8022.

Botox

Say goodbye tp unsightly frown lines and crow’s feet with Botox Cosmetic injections. This procedure is relatively painless, safe, and requires no downtime. With precise injection techniques, we will help you appear more relaxed, more pleasant, and well-rested.

*To learn more about Botox, please visit botoxcosmetic.com

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How it Works
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.

Botox Cosmetic targets the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your dermatologist will inject these muscles with Botox Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a smoothing of your facial expression lines. It takes about two weeks to see the full effect of your injection and results last for about three months.

Is it Safe?
Botox Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. Botox Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in at least 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

What to Expect
Botox injection is a relatively quick process. Your dermatologist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.

There is no downtime with Botox. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, but it will take several days to see complete results for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting about three (3) months.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. It acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for joints, nerves, hair, skin, and eyes. About half of your body’s hyaluronic acid is found in your skin tissues, where it helps keep your skin plump, soft, and supple. Unfortunately, our bodies’ ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Fortunately, hyaluronic acid is now available as an injectable, which can be used to fill wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

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What to Expect
Your provider will take your medical history and provide a facial analysis. Be prepared to discuss your areas of concern. Together, you and your provider will come up with a plan that gives you the correction you desire.

The actual treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on which area of your face is being treated. Some treatment areas will take longer than others.

Most patients experience very little or no downtime. Most likely, you’ll be able to about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office. You may see results almost immediately, with most results lasting about 10 months – or more, depending on the filler used.

Lasers, Light Sources, and Radio Frequency Treatments

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of laser, light source, and radiofrequency treatments customized to address each of our patient’s individual skin concerns. We specialize in minimally-invasive procedures which allow our patients to achieve youthful skin with little-to-no downtime.

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Elōs Skin Rejuvenation
Spots are cute on puppies, not so cute on the skin! Elōs skin rejuvenation is the first technology that uses the combined energies of bi-polar radio frequency and light to safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun and to even out skin tones. Elōs skin rejuvenation precisely and safely targets pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots, and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness are also lightened.

Sublative Rejuventation
The next generation of safe and effective rejuvenation technology is here! With radiofrequency energy, this treatment targets mild to moderate wrinkles, red and brown spots, and textural irregularities, which may give patients a more youthful appearance. Radiofrequency energy is precisely and safely directed into the skin, encouraging the growth of new collagen and healthy skin cells, making the skin smoother.

Vascular Lesions
Our Candela V-Beam Perfecta Laser is the gold standard in treating vascular skin conditions and lesions of all kinds. The most advanced pulsed dye laser technology effectively reduces unwanted redness, spider veins, broken blood vessels, and birthmarks. Treatment with the V-Beam Perfecta is comfortable and safe. The redness and unwanted blood vessels caused by rosacea respond particularly well to this laser.

Laser Hair Reduction
Our Candela Gentlelase laser effectively reduces dark hair on light-skinned patients. Whether it’s unwanted hair on the face, underarms, bikini area, back, arms, or legs, we can help you reduce your unwanted hair. There is no downtime with this time-proven, safe procedure.

Kybella Injections

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. If you’re unhappy or embarrassed by stubborn fat under the chin (also known as submental fullness) and don’t want to have surgery, then Kybella injections might be the right solution for you.

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How it Works
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

What to Expect
Your dermatologist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your dermatologist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.

At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.