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Skin Care Center Danville

The office of Michelle J. Place, MDComplete skin care in a professional confidential environment. Men and women, regardless of age, share a common desire to look their best. Protecting and enhancing the skin can significantly improve facial appearance. Many new treatments and products are available to produce younger healthier skin and to treat a variety of skin conditions. Advancing technology allows treatments to remove altered pigmentation, improve facial wrinkles, treat sun damage and treat conditions such as Rosacea and acne with minimal downtime. Laser hair reduction and laser tattoo are also available in the skin care center.


SilkPeel Dermalinfusion
This is a non surgical treatment that exfoliates the skin and infuses dermaceuticals to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture and tone to the skin. The treatment is a relaxing facial that restores and rejuvenates the skin. Silkpeel with salicylic acid infusion can also improve acne and reduce oil production preventing the scarring that can occur with chronic acne. The procedure can be used in teenage and adult acne. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and is very pleasant. The skin will feel smooth and clean immediately and there is no downtime.

Laser Photo Facial
Sun damage, aging and hormonal changes can produce abnormal pigment spots and irregular pigmentation of the skin. The laser Foto Facial will diminish and remove abnormal pigmentation and discoloration of the skin on the face, neck, chest and hands from sun damage, aging or pregnancy. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and there is a faint redness for about an hour after the procedure. There is no downtime after the procedure and it may take several procedures to attain the full result.

Laser Hair Reduction
Advanced laser systems can treat all skin types and hair colors on the face and body. The laser is rapid, safe and gentle. A series of treatments are required to reduce unwanted hair but there is no downtime. The hair grows in cycles with approximately one fourth of hair follicles being active at a time. The laser affects the hair follicle of actively growing hair. Depending on the area, treatments may be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Laser Vein Treatments
The new Varilite laser system is a diolite laser that can treat broken or spider veins on the face and legs. The laser removes the vessels with no bruising or skin marks and recovery time is minimal. The Varilite laser can also be used for pigment spots, small red spots (cherry angiomas) and discoloration in scars.

Laser Resurfacing
The new Pixel Perfect system from Alma lasers is a fractionated CO2 laser used to resurface the face, neck, chest and hands. You will see a dramatic improvement in the tone and texture of the skin. The treatment will improve sun damaged skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores and can reduce acne and other scars. The whole face can be treated for full face rejuvenation or just around the mouth for lip lines from loss of volume in the lips or smoking. Recovery time is significantly less than the traditional CO2 laser. The skin heals in 4-5 days and the pinkness fades over a period of weeks. Social downtime is usually the first 4-5 days and then make-up can lighten the redness. The treatment usually takes an hour depending on the areas treated and can be done in the office with light sedation and topical anesthesia.

Erbium Laser Gentle Peel
Laser resurfacing can produce a youthful appearance to the skin but it does have a downtime of 4-5 days. The Erbium laser peel offers a lighter resurfacing by removing the outer layers of the skin and tightening the deeper layers to smooth fine lines and remove sun damage with less downtime. The Erbium laser gentle peel is perfect for patients who want a significant improvement in skin texture and tone without the longer healing time. The procedure is comfortable and is ideal even for younger patients with pigment changes and sun damage.

Skin Tightening with Pulsed Light
We all age and the skin looses its elasticity and begins to relax. Skin tightening with the pulsed light offers a non-invasive procedure that can safely and painlessly tighten loose skin. Without damaging the outer layers of the skin, the pulsed light heats the deeper layers or dermis and tightens the collagen. There are no visible areas of the skin to heal and there is no downtime. The collagen will tighten and smooth over a period of weeks up to two months. The treatments can be repeated without any damage to the skin. While the laser will not replace surgical procedures for removing loose skin but it offers an intermediate step for patients who are just starting to get loose skin or are not ready for a more invasive procedure. The skin tightening can be used on the face, neck, arms, abdomen and legs.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Introducing new technology for tattoo removal. PicoClear by Alma lasers quickly, safely and effectively erases unwanted ink. PicoClear combines an ultrafast picosecond pulse with high energy to effectively shatter ink particles. This gives patients faster results in fewer treatments. The treatment is rapid and has minimal downtime and the tattoo will start fading even with the first treatment.

Skin Care Products
Men and women of all ages can benefit from taking care of their skin. Youthful healthy skin is an asset no matter what age you are. The Obagi skin care systems are prescription skin care systems that can treat sun damage and correct skin problems as well as maintain youthful, healthy skin. The Obagi skin care systems combined with a medically supervised skin care program tailored to each individual patient can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. The Obagi Nuderm System is the gold standard for aggressive skin rejuvenation using Retin A and hydroquinone for patients who need exfoliation, reversal of sun damage and correction of lines and pigment changes. The Obagi C program is specially designed for a lighter rejuvenation using high concentration Vitamin C as the antioxidant. A complimentary skin care consultation can provide you with a personalized program to meet your needs. The result can be dramatic for a younger, smoother and healthier looking skin.

Latisse solution is an amazing new FDA approved product applied to the eyelashes to make them longer, thicker and darker. Latisse is a prescription product and is available after a consultation in the office. New eyelash growth and thickness can be seen within a few weeks after starting the product.