Whether you’re in your twenties or thirties needing to prevent damage and maintain your youthful skin, or a woman of “a certain age” wanting to turn back the clock on sun damaged or aging skin, we can help every client achieve smoother, brighter, more youthful skin. At New Leaf our goal is to enhance your appearance, without anyone being any the wiser. We offer a wide variety of products to gently, naturally turn back the clock.
Botox® is an FDA approved prescription medication for cosmetic injection, used to relax and smooth the muscles of the upper face. When injected into the skin in wrinkled areas of the upper face, Botox temporarily interrupts message transfer from the nerve to the muscle. When the muscle of the forehead or the area between your brows doesn’t get the message to frown or wrinkle, the result is a smoothing of the lines in these areas. You are in effect, giving your wrinkles a rest! (Hint: Since Dysport® works in just 3-4 days it is perfect for a wrinkle touchup just before the wedding, or that special occasion! )
These products typically last 3-4 months, sometimes longer depending on the individual. For specifics, potential risks and contraindications please visit Allergan.com or Medicis.com.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid(HA), as well as an abundance of collagen, which gives the skin elasticity and resilience. However as we age, time, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA and collagen, causing skin to lose structure and volume-and create unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers smooth wrinkles away by replacing the lost volume and structure, giving an instantly more youthful appearance with only minimal downtime.
After your treatment with any filler, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This is usually minor and typically lasts a week or less.
One of the newer products in the realm of dermal fillers, Radiesse® is a semi-permanent injectable volumizing filler which is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds-the “parenthesis“ lines from your nose to your mouth. The effects are immediate and long-lasting; more than a year in most patients. Used primarily in the lower face, Radiesse® smoothes lines and wrinkles and restores facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. With almost no downtime, one treatment will take years off your appearance! You can find more information by visiting Radiesse.com
The Restylane® family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the lower face. The effects of Restylane® will be seen immediately. For more specific information go to Restylane.com.
Juvederm® is a clear injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a product normally found in the body. Juvederm® comes in various configurations, some containing lidocaine, a common anesthetic, for improved comfort. Juvederm® is a great choice for numerous areas of the face, and the smooth gel properties make it a great choice for lips, corners of the mouth as well as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Full product information is available at Juvederm.com.
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The Cosmelan® Masque and Peel is a two step process that will vastly reduce unsightly brown pigmentation and blotches caused by hormones (melasma) or sun damage, on face, neck, hands or chest. So potent it can only be offered at medical spas, the Cosmelan process does in a few days what ordinary peels would take 6-12 months to do! (See the photo gallery to view actual client results.) Always performed under medical supervision at New Leaf, the Cosmelan results are amazing!
The masque is applied in the office, then removed by you, several hours later. You maintain progress with a daily application of pigment-fading cream, then a second in-office masque is applied at the two week mark. With only a couple days of mild sunburn-type symptoms, your brown pigment is gone!
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A simple procedure with dramatic results! Portrait® plasma skin regeneration takes about 45 minutes. Using plasma energy, Portrait® creates controlled depth heat, eventually replacing old damaged collagen with significant amounts of new collagen and elastin tissue-the key to quality, long-lasting improvement. Portrait® treats multiple conditions simultaneously. Clinical tests show unparalleled improvement in wrinkling (up to 70-80% improvement of moderate and deep wrinkles), skin laxity, skin texture, acne scars, pore size, surface discoloration and tightening-all at the same time. Can be used for beautiful results on face, neck, chest and hands!
There are four treatment regimens to choose from based on the severity of the problem being treated and the recovery time available. Restoration time with Portrait® is much more favorable than with many laser procedures. It’s significantly shorter and post-treatment care is easier, while the risk of unwanted side effects is very low. Even with the most intense treatment, it usually takes only 7-10 days for skin restoration. A consult is required prior to scheduling to assess appropriateness of procedure for each individual client.
While facials alone are generally geared to pamper and hydrate the skin, a peel will enhance what you gain from the experience. Painless and gentle, we use PCA products to change and improve the long term health of your skin by exfoliating dry dead skin and building collagen, reducing pigmentation due to sun damage, and improving skin elasticity and resilience-thus diminishing the signs of aging. You’ll see the glow! (Check out an article on PCA peels in the May 2013 issue of Vogue!) Regular facials and peels can dramatically transform your skin, and just may be one of the best things you can do to reverse signs of aging! ** We will have a full menu and description of our facials online soon! Our commitment to continuing education at New Leaf also ensures that we will always bring the newest cutting edge treatments and products to you, and always at an affordable price!
Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) or PhotofacialPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) is a special treatment performed with a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan (5-aminolevulinic acid ) activated with the correct wavelength of light. Great for face, neck, chest and hands.
To achieve maximum improvement of pre-cancerous (actinic keratoses) sun damage, skin tone and texture, a series of 2-3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart is most effective.
Following PDT, the treated areas can appear red and swollen with some peeling for 2-7 days. Some patients have an exuberant response to PDT, and experience marked redness of their skin. Temporary swelling of the lips and tissue around your eyes can occur for a few days. Darker pigmented patches called liver spots can become temporarily darker and then peel off leaving normal skin. (This usually occurs over seven to ten days). Repeat treatments may be necessary.
ALA Levulan is active for 24 hours so you must stay inside for a full day following treatment. This is an important consideration in scheduling your treatment.
** Click here to see a video clip on PDT.
We carry an extensive selection of medical-grade skin care products by Rhonda Allison, Skin Ceuticals and Environ. Call for availability on specific products, or stop in and browse!