We are pleased to offer the following cosmetic products and services in our office. All of these products have an exceptional track record for delivering significant cosmetic results. Our cosmetic services are continuously growing, so be sure to check back regularly.
Please call us to schedule a consultation at (319) 234-6000.
SCITON BBL BROADBAND LIGHT™
What is BBL BroadBand Light?
BBL is an innovative light-based technology that sets new standards for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL light energy allows your clinician to design treatments personalized for your skin and precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin defects. BBL phototherapy is noninvasive so you can receive comfortable and effective treatments to fit your schedule, even on a lunch break.
How does BBL work?
BBL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This scientific and biological process destroys the target, eliminating it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty, blending its natural tones, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
- Pigmented Lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
- Vascular Lesions (e.g., small blood vessels, rosacea and other micro-capillary flushing conditions)
- Forever Young BBL™ treatments can change gene expression associated with aging, making the skin look clearer, smoother, and much younger (10 years younger in published studies).
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is an alternative to laser for skin rejuvenation and scar managment. It helps stimulate the body's natural collagen production and increases the production of new skin cells.
How does StrataPen microneedling work?
Skin microneedling is the process of creating a small wound, prompting the skin to respond with collagen production and new skin cells. With the formation of new collagen, many symptoms can be treated, including:
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Facial wrinkles
- Improvement of skin texture
How deep does StrataPen microneedling go into the skin?
StrataPen uses a sterile, one-use-only pen-like device with adjustable fine surgical steel microneedles. They range in length from .25mm to 2.5mm. They are designed to penetrate the upper epidermis and lower dermis of the skin. Depth depends on the condition being treated, and is specifically tailored to you.
How many treatments will I need?
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and has minimal downtime. For best results, at least 3 sessions are recommended for age management, and 4-6 treatments for scar management. Ask about package pricing!
PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION
Sciton Broadband Light treatment is FDA-approved to provide permanent hair reduction. The most common areas treated are the armpits, back, chest, and legs, although any area can be treated.
What are the benefits of this type of hair removal?
- Less pain and discomfort compared to other treatments
- Large areas can be treated
- Chance of scarring and pigmentation change is minimized
Typically, 6 sessions are required to achieve desired results. Treatment sessions are spaced out between 4-8 weeks depending on the area being treated.
Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles.
A sampling of products include the following:
- Nu-Derm System
- Pro-C Vitamin C Serums
- Elastiderm Eye Cream line
- Tretinoin creams
ELTA MD SUNSCREENS
Tired of your over the counter sunscreen feeling "sticky" when applied, burning when it gets in your eyes, or leaving a film when it is applied? Then check out Elta MD!
Elta MD is well-known for its exceptional sunscreens. We offer numerous options depending on the problem area being treated. Our staff and patients rave about these sunscreens. Highly recommended!