Botox® & Fillers
As the injections take effect over the course of one to three weeks, muscles under the skin will begin to relax, causing wrinkles to smooth out and in some cases disappear completely. Unlike facelift patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic patients will not appear dramatically different after receiving treatment. The results are noticeable, but subtle and amazingly natural. Dr. Potter is an expert with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, and other injectable products and can help you achieve a smoother facial appearance in the comfort and convenience of our office.
BOTOX® treatment generally takes no more than an hour, and patients usually describe the procedure as painless. In some cases, slight bruising or small red dots may be visible at the injection site, but these should disappear within 24 hours. Almost all normal activities can be resumed immediately, but patients should wait until 24 hours after receiving BOTOX® injections to engage in strenuous exercise.
Juvéderm Injectable Gel
Laser Hair Removal
During the laser hair removal procedure, Dr. Potter will treat the affected area of skin with a handheld laser unit. Before treatment, Dr. Potter will adjust the laser to best serve the needs of the individual patient. If needed, he may also apply an anesthetic gel to the skin before beginning. The length of the procedure varies based on the size of the affected area.
Following laser hair removal, some patients experience mild swelling and redness that subside after a week or less. Darker-skinned laser hair removal patients occasionally experience changes in skin tone. Patients who entrust their laser hair removal treatments to an unqualified skin care provider risk suffering burns and other injuries caused by improper laser handling techniques, in addition to uneven results.
At Graystone Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have consistently achieved excellent results with laser hair removal. In some cases, patients find they need occasional touch-up treatments about once a year to maintain the desired effect, but most experience permanently reduced hair growth in the areas that have been treated with our laser hair removal system.
Laser Skin Resurfacing & Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a wrinkle treatment that employs infrared lasers to heat layers beneath the surface of the skin. This heat treatment stimulates natural collagen growth, which in turn makes the skin appear tighter and smoother.
Obaji Skin Care Products
Because its skin care products are prescription strength formulations, they are regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. They are available with a prescription through Dr. Kirk Potter of Graystone Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. The products are designed to prevent and improve the most common and visible skin disorders in adult
Like other injectable treatments, Restylane® takes very little time to apply. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the process can take from 10 minutes up to an hour. The procedure is essentially painless. Although Restylane® patients sometimes experience some tenderness or slight swelling in the affected area they are generally free to return to normal activity immediately after leaving our office.
The results of Restylane® are visible almost immediately. However, it may take a few days for minor swelling to subside. At this point, wrinkles will have faded and the skin will have a younger, healthier appearance that should last for about six months.
Treatment for Spider Veins, Varicose Veins & General Venous Disease
Varicose veins can be treated at Graystone Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery with non-surgical techniques: by sclerotherapy an injection of a special solution which causes them to collapse or the latest techniques using endovenous laser, stripping, ligation, or radiofrequency. Ultrasound may be used to treat large vessels, as well.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face. It is estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem. If spider veins are bothersome, they can be treated with laser or by sclerotherapy.