Whether you’re looking to reduce unwanted fat, improve discoloration, or enhance visible signs of aging, there are a multitude of professional dermatological procedures which can help you to achieve your goals.
Unlike topical treatments, cosmetic procedures carried out by highly trained dermatologists actively work to rejuvenate your appearance. You’ll feel more confident in your own body, look fresher and more youthful, and enjoy seeing yourself in the mirror.
If you’re not familiar with the type of cosmetic treatments available, you may be wondering which procedure is best for you. Greenwich Dermatology skin specialists in Greenwich, Connecticut can provide a consultation to help determine an individualized treatment plan to suit your requirements. Alternatively, you may be searching for the most popular treatments for women to determine which areas of the body you wish to treat first.
These top 5 female treatments are in high demand with patients worldwide, the best of which are provided by trained dermatology specialists.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce excess fat on the stomach, hips, bum, arms or thighs, Coolsculpting can help to streamline your appearance. Alternatively, you may have pockets of fat which diet or exercise is struggling to remove, making you a good candidate for Coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment to reduce fat and contour the body. It works by applying a cooling applicator and gel pad to the target area. Fat is pulled into the applicator and cooled to a 40 degree temperature, causing fat cells to die and be naturally eliminated by the body. Patients may notice a slight stinging or cooling sensation during treatment but there is no discomfort.
The great thing with Coolsculpting is that there are no needles, drugs or injections involved in the procedure. The treatment itself takes half an hour per area. Better yet, Greenwich Dermatology TM has multiple CoolSculpting devices, so that both sides of your body can be treated at the same time. During the treatment, you can simply sit back and relax with an iPad or a book.
CoolSculpting was originally invented for small fat pockets. Thankfully, the newest technology allows us to treat fuller figures with a method called “treat to transformation”. So, if muffin tops, belly fat, touching thighs or heavy arms are driving you crazy, then Coolsculpting is your answer.
CoolSculpting results are visible within 2-6 months. As opposed to dieting, during which fat cells simply shrink, the fat cells destroyed by Coolsculpting are gone forever. Pursuing a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine will help maintain your new, svelter body.
As Coolsculpting requires no downtime, you can drive home from your appointment, returning to your normal routine straight away.
As we grow older, collagen and elastin production naturally declines, causing wrinkles and lines to appear on our complexion. For some women, this can knock their confidence or cause them to become frustrated with their ‘tired looking’ appearance.
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and, most recently, Jeauveau are injectables which relax your muscles to smooth expression lines and wrinkles. These injections contain a neurotoxin derived from a bacteria called Clostridium. This releases a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which paralyses the muscle, preventing wrinkles from appearing.
They are mainly used on the face to treat smile lines, frown lines, crows feet, and more. It can also be used as a preventative measure to prevent wrinkles from developing early. In addition, they can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating , migraine headaches among many other conditions. Dermatology specialists have excelled in these procedures and can offer individualized treatment plans.
The results from these Neuromodulators can occur within days, making your skin appear younger, smoother, and fresher. These effects last an average of 3 to 4 months, when a touch up will be required.
More recently, at Greenwich Dermatology TM, micro-injections of Neuromodulators, alone or mixed with diluted fillers, throughout the entire face have shown spectacular results in achieving an immediate panfacial glow. This is rapidly becoming the most in demand procedure, as a stand alone or in addition to other treatments.
Neuromodulator treatments cause no downtime so that one can resume one’s normal activity right after injection
Cosmetic fillers are injectables which plump the skin, including the lips, cheeks, and hands. They can also be used to minimize the appearance of scarring. Fillers help to restore lost volume caused by aging.
If you’re looking for plumper lips, cheeks, or to correct corners of the mouth, fillers may be a beneficial treatment. Some popular types of filler include:
- Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance) to help with facial contouring and wrinkles.
- Radiesse to stimulate the body’s natural collagen.
- Sculptra to gradually thicken the skin’s foundation for enhanced plumpness.
Depending on the type of filler used, results can last between a few months and up to a year.
Many women choose to have Microneedling as there are minimal side effects despite potential skin improvements, including reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Microneedling uses an array of small disposable needles which gently prick the surface of the skin to allow skincare actives to penetrate below the skin surface, exactly where they are supposed to exert their benefits. This procedure elicits a gentle, controlled wound healing response which in turn stimulates new collagen and therefore promotes smoother, more youthful looking skin. Proprietary blends of actives are chosen to match the exact needs of your skin.
Microneedling can help patients with acne scarring, fine lines, sun damage, and dull looking skin. A 38% improvement can be seen after just 2 treatments, a few weeks apart.
There may be some redness or noticeable irritation after treatment in the following days after Microneedling. However, this is only temporary.
If you’re in good health and haven’t responded well to alternative treatments, our microneedling options may be ideal for you at our Greenwich, CT clinic. Pregnant women or those taking specific acne medication should not use this treatment – if you have any concerns you can contact Greenwich Dermatology TM before making an appointment.
For women who wish to improve skin pigmentation on the face, IPL procedures in Greenwich, Connecticut can be advantageous.
IPL (intense pulsed light) is a broad band light device (BBL) that emits multiple wavelengths to target both red and brown discolorations. IPL helps diminish discoloration, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and red lesions. For that reason it has been called the ultimate workhorse in dermatology.
If you’re suffering with pigmentation issues, rosacea, visible spider or blood vessels, or unwanted freckles, IPL treatments are meant for you.
IPL treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes and 3-4 monthly treatments are ideal. Mild swelling or redness typically fade after a few days.
Certain activities need to be avoided before and after treatment, such as direct tanning, waxing, and specific drugs. We can advise you of these limitations during a consultation in our dermatology treatment center.
Their experience with a large number of lasers allows them to choose the exact laser for your skin issues.
More recently, IPL and microneedling have been combined within the same session maximizing results.
Cosmetic Procedures to Suit You
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, these top 5 treatments for women may give you food for thought.
Greenwich Dermatology TM is dedicated to providing outstanding cosmetic treatments to clients. Their experience and professionalism ensure that you will obtain natural looking results in a comfortable environment. While individual issues differ, they can help to target specific areas you wish to improve.