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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

It is one of the most effective ways to achieve younger looking skin without surgery. Laser skin resurfacing uses fractional microbeams to emit columns of laser energy into the skin. The body’s natural healing process then creates new, healthy tissue while increasing collagen production resulting in younger-looking skin.

It is the best treatment to cater to various needs all at once to diminish brown spots, acne scars, pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

 

How To Prepare For Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Preparing for this laser treatment requires some lifestyle changes. Two weeks prior, you want to stop:

Medications and blood thinners: ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E 

Exfoliating products: tretinoin and topical retinoids

Unprotected sun exposure: the use of tanning beds or out in the sun without daily use of SPF 45+. Those being treated should avoid indoor and outdoor tanning 4 weeks prior.

Cold Sores and Blisters: If you are prone to cold sores and blisters, our doctor will prescribe antibiotics before your procedure to prevent any post-op.

Smoking: Stop smoking before and after for 2 weeks

 

What To Expect During and After Procedure

What nobody really talks about until the procedure is the pain level. We are here to tell you that it is definitely not painless. Depending on one’s pain tolerance, laser resurfacing will cause mild to moderate discomfort. It is, however, short lived and well worth it since this procedure is one of the most consistent ways to improve your skin without undergoing expensive facelifts. 

To minimize discomfort, a lidocaine numbing cream will be applied prior to starting the treatment. 

After

Since everyone has a different skin type and sensitivity, recovery times will vary. For some, it could be barely noticeable two days after the treatment. For others, it could take up to two weeks to fully recover. That is why it is very important to have a proper skin analysis with a specialist before scheduling this treatment. 

In general, most people will experience  a mild sunburn-like sensation for 2-3 days after the laser treatment. Mild swelling and/or redness may also be present. It is strongly recommended to apply wrapped ice or gel packs to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next four hours, as needed. Never apply ice directly to the skin.

Until redness has been resolved, it is recommended to avoid the following:

– Applying cosmetics to treated areas.

-Pools, Hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and saunas.

-Activities that cause excessive perspiration or any activity that may raise body temperature.

– Sun exposure and tanning in treated areas

-Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants on the treated area. 

 

What Is The Cost Of This Cosmetic Procedure?

The investment of this treatment varies depending on the area and sessions needed. The range for a single treatment goes from $350-$750.

For the most part, treating smaller areas of the body  will be less costly. Larger areas tend to be more costly. With that being said, the size of the area being treated is not the only deciding factor when it comes to pricing. The severity of the problem and the overall complexity of the case will impact final costs. It is important to have a consultation with a  laser specialist to get a precise treatment plan. 

What Is The Best MedSpa For Laser Skin Resurfacing in Delray Beach?

At Dash Medical Spa, we have one of  the most powerful and proven lasers in the industry. The Cynosure ICON 1540 Fractional Laser is widely used in some of the most prominent plastic surgery and dermatology centers in the country. 

Having the latest technology is not enough. Knowing how to use it and who the right candidate is what separates one clinic from another. At Dash Medical Spa, all laser treatments are performed exclusively by our doctor, Chelsea Troiano, MD  and Monica Valencia, who is our Certified Laser Technologist.  To find out more, schedule an appointment or contact us at 561-409-5959 today.



Dermal Fillers (also known as Hyaluronic Acid Fillers) are one of the most effective treatments for helping to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, provide volume to the skin, and help reverse the signs of aging.

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

We price our dermal fillers per syringe/ 1cc. Price will differ in brands or types of dermal fillers, and expertise of the medical practitioner. 

They are all great universal top of the line most used brands:

RESTALYNE (Kysse, Defyne, Refyne) $750

JUVADERM (ULTRA CX) $750

VERSA $650

SCULPTRA $850

It is similar to comparing Mercedes with BMW. Both are great luxury cars, but it comes down to preference. Preference in dermal fillers usually is determined by what area you want fillers in. The total cost of treatment also varies from patient to patient, depending on the number of units required to achieve the desired result.

How To Choose A Good Injector.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is a good idea to choose a qualified injector for your treatment. A lot of facial anatomy knowledge is required to achieve natural results with soft tissue fillers. 

***Caution: The facial nerves are extremely complex and filler injected into blood vessels can cause stroke, vision problems, blindness and damage to the skin. That is why it is extremely important to do research on your selected provider. Beware of ultra-low-cost procedures or “at home” parties.

Our two injectors (Dr. Troiano, MD) a facial plastic surgeon and (Noya Kantor, PA-C) a master injector, are highly qualified to help you determine what filler is best suited for your desires and your facial anatomy at your consultation. 

Maintenance Of Dermal Fillers:

Dermal fillers are a temporary solution to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, add volume to the skin, and help reverse the signs of aging. 

Maintenance is required and you can expect fillers to last between 6-12 months on brands like Restalyne, Juvaderm and Versa. With the exception of Sculptra which lasts longer, up to 24 months that is why it is higher in price. 

Note: These numbers are on average. It really depends on your lifestyle (working out/smoking/metabolism) and other factors that could affect your maintenance time. 

Taking the Next Steps:

Click on “Request a Consultation” on this page or call us at (561) 409-5959 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Troiano or Noya Kantor. 

 


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Many of us are somewhat insecure about our appearances. This is very normal and in today’s society with comparison, it happens more often than ever before. It becomes concerning when the obsession about our appearances interferes with daily life activities. As a medical spa, we wanted to spread awareness of a sensitive subject that is very relevant in today’s world –Body Dysmorphia. Luckily for us, we have Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chelsea Troiano to give us a little insight on how she handles people with body dysmorphia in her practice.

What is Body Dysmorphia?

It is a mental disorder where there is an obsessive focus on one’s appearance. A perceived flaw can be small or imaginary, but the person can spend hours a day trying to change it. The person may try many cosmetic procedures or exercise excessively. Their negative thoughts can cause serious obsessive-compulsive tendencies and interfere with day-to-day activities. They may avoid social activities including work, school and even isolate themselves from family and friends because they fear others will notice or judge what they see.

Is Body Dysmorphia common?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 1 in every 50 people struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that up to 10% of patients looking for cosmetic procedures are affected by the [BDD] disorder.

Dr. T tells us that she sees more than these statistics in her practice. At least once per week, she will see someone with body dysmorphia. She adds that it varies in the spectrum, those that need psychiatric help and those who don’t.

Where is Body Dysmorphia developed?

Credible sources online say it is unclear where people form BDD. It varies in experiences, trauma, environments, chemical imbalances of the brain, anxiety, social media, and many other reasons. 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, you see BDD most often develops in teens and adolescents but can carry into adulthood. It affects men and women almost equally, 2.5% in men and 2.2% in females. 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says only 7% of professionals screen patients for body dysmorphia. In your professional opinion, do you think this number is accurate?

“Yeah. It takes time, number one,” Dr. T adds, “And number two, it offends people. They don’t treat this as a medical procedure… I need to know the full medical history because first I am a doctor, I’m there to pick up on any clues if something else is going wrong with you and I can recommend seeing a general practitioner… They have to trust that I am going to do what is in their best interest.”

At her practice, she implements a survey tool to identify the spectrum in each patient.

 

How do you go about it if someone is very adamant to get a procedure that you know has body dysmorphia?

“I will tell them, ‘Unfortunately, my aesthetic does not align with yours and so, I am not the right surgeon for you.’ Usually, they will get upset but I can’t go to sleep at night knowing I did something wrong to somebody.” – Dr. Traiono

In your professional opinion, would you say body dysmorphia is becoming more prevalent now that social media is a huge part of our lives?

“Yes, social media has increased incidents of body dysmorphia because people see filters and unrealistic expectations of what their face and body should look like, but also because of a great increase in cyberbullying” -Dr. Troiano

 


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Dermal fillers are popular options for men and women looking to improve or restore their appearance. With several brands on the market these days, which one to choose is something to discuss with your cosmetic specialist. Each has its own benefits and excels at treating certain areas of the face. If you’re wondering if you should choose Juvéderm or Revanesse in Boca Raton, here’s some key information.

What Are Juvéderm and Revanesse Fillers Made From?

The key ingredient in these dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). Naturally occurring in the body, hyaluronic acid locks in moisture to add volume or reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The fillers use a synthetic form of HA that allows for a natural look and feel.

Which Areas Do Juvéderm and Revanesse in Boca Raton Treat?

Both fillers are a great option to reduce lines and wrinkles in many areas such as around the mouth, forehead, beside the nose, corners of the mouth, and chin. It also adds fullness to the lips and cheeks, and it can even help eliminate dark circles under the eyes.

How Does Treatment Work?

During treatment with dermal fillers, you’ll sit back and relax while your injection specialist applies a numbing cream and then begins treatment. Filler is injected using a fine needle and then shaped. The time your session will take depends on the area, but it is generally accomplished in less than an hour. This makes filler the perfect quick solution with no downtime.

When Will I See Results, and How Long Will They Last?

Dermal fillers are fast acting, and you’ll notice results right away. Everyone metabolizes the hyaluronic acid at their own rate, but in general, you’ll enjoy your Juvederm results for 6 to 12 months. Revanesse is known for its longer lasting effects, and most enjoy results for up to 12 months. Love the look? You can continue to enjoy your youthful appearance by getting additional treatments.

Look Amazing Today With Juvéderm or Revanesse From Our Filler Injectors in Boca Raton!

Find out which dermal filler is right for you by talking about your cosmetic goals with the experts at Dash Medical Spa. Each dermal filler offers its own unique benefits, and certain ones may be better for you based on the area being treated or other factors. Contactl us today for a free consultation at 561-409-5959 to determine the best fillers for you, and be sure to ask about your other cosmetic injection options, too.


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For years, women have turned to dermal fillers to look younger without the downtime required by surgical techniques. Fast and effective, dermal fillers in Boynton Beach are one of the most popular rejuvenation treatments. Here are the top 4 filler injectables to ask about today!

1. Juvéderm 

One of the most widely used fillers on the market, Juvéderm is tops at smoothing fine lines. A synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, is injected to plump and hydrate the skin, eliminating lines around the nose, mouth, and marionette lines. Juvéderm is incredibly smooth, and its effects are long-lasting. It’s also a top choice for fuller lips and lines around the cheeks and nose.

2. Restylane

The oldest filler on the market, this one has a trusted history. Using hyaluronic acid, Restylane corrects lines and wrinkles to leave skin smoother and more youthful. If lines around the mouth are your issue, Restylane is one of the top fillers to smooth this area.

3. Sculptra

Using poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is considered a liquid facelift. This main ingredient stimulates the body’s collagen production, sending it into overtime. While you won’t see lasting results immediately, as Sculptra works its magic, it produces some of the longest lasting rejuvenation results. Sculptra is especially effective for smoothing wrinkly skin, and best results are noticeable after about 8 weeks. The best part? Results may last up to two years!

4. Versa

This exciting filler is fairly new but is already helping many to turn back the clock. It’s special formula creates optimal volume and smoothness. It’s especially effective at smoothing nasolabial folds, as well as other facial lines and wrinkles. One main ingredient is premium hyaluronic acid of a higher molecular weight, for a longer lasting effect.

Look Younger With Dermal Fillers in Boynton Beach Today!

Our cosmetic specialists at Dash Medical Spa help you achieve beautiful, youthful results with cosmetic injections and other services. We customize treatments for you that target your areas of concern for dramatic rejuvenation. Our spa setting lets you sit back and relax while we use our expertise to transform you with dermal fillers in Boynton Beach and other treatments. Talk to our professionals, schedule a complimentary consultation today at 561-409-5959.



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