At Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer our patients a multitude of skin care products and treatments to enhance the quality and beauty of your skin. We are happy to help you select the right treatment to achieve your personal beauty goals.
- Chemical Peels
- Collagen Masque Treatments
- Dermaplane Resurfacing
- Frequently Asked MicroNeedling Questions
- Medi-Spa Facials
- Skin Care System and Products
- VISIA Complexion Analysis
The appearance of your skin can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel. We are pleased to offer a variety of services designed to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin that address all skin types. These treatments are customized to meet your goals with your lifestyle in mind. They stimulate the skin’s circulation and improve texture to maintain a more healthy, vibrant complexion.
All of our skin care treatments are performed by a licensed aesthetician under the supervision of board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg, M.D. Dr. Greenberg is available for consultations on basic skin care as well as cosmetic surgery procedures.
VISIA Complexion Analysis
Our skin care consultations include a complete skin analysis using the VISIA system. VISIA Complexion Analysis uses patented photographic technology, cross–polarized and UV lighting to record and measure surface and subsurface skin conditions. It can identify and quantitatively measure:
- Spots (red or brown lesions)
- Textural irregularities
- UV spots (when melanin accumulates below the skin secondary to sun damage)
- Brown spots (hyperpigmentation, freckles, and melasma)
- Red areas (rosacea, acne or spider veins)
- Bacterial excretions (that can lead to acne)
This unique and state-of-the-art quantitative analysis and visual assessment tool can also demonstrate actual skin age, perform an aging simulation that will occur without treatment and give side by side before and after quantitative and photographic comparisons. This valuable tool aids in preparing a specific and unique skin care program to address your concerns and skin problems as well as help to follow your progress.
Skin Care Systems and Products
It is the dream of millions to have a beautiful complexion. Based on his knowledge and the results of treating patients for over 25 years, Dr. Greenberg is pleased to offer an individually customized skin care system featuring products from ZO Skin Health System (formulated by Dr. ZeinObagi), Revision Skin Care, EltaMD and Vivant. Special programs targeted at the treatment of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, active acne, and rosacea are available as well. These products are based on the latest advances in skin therapy technology and offer daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. We are proud to use only the highest quality products in our skin care program and in our in-office treatments.
Our Foundation program is designed to condition, revitalize and rejuvenate the skin and is ideal for:
- Blotchy discolorations on the face and other body areas
- Decreasing large pores
- Improving the texture of your skin
Our Foundation program is also well suited as a maintenance method to continue your results and is ideal to help enhance the effects of other treatments including laser treatments, chemical peels, HydraFacialMD, and facial cosmetic surgery. Other products may be recommended depending upon your individual skin conditions.
Our program and treatments are effective and offer reliable and predictable results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Depending on your concerns and goals, a program will be specifically tailored to meet your individual skin care needs.
Experience complete facial relaxation! Our facials are refreshing, deep-pore cleansing treatments that utilize our select skin care products. Facials can rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin resulting in a clear and bright skin tone as well as offer you time to relax.
Collagen Masque Treatments
Collagen masque treatments are specially designed for specific skin problems to intensify their correction. They include a deep-pore cleansing facial and can be added to any of our treatments for an enhanced effect.
We offer a variety of different collagen masque treatments that depend on your skin type, particular concern, and preference. Our aesthetician will discuss these options with you and recommend the specific collagen masque that will best suit your needs.
HydraFacialMD treatments are an integral component of our skin care rejuvenation and maintenance system. This revolutionary technology is great for all skin types and targets:
- Oily/congested skin from acne
- Fine lines
- Textural irregularities
- Generalized photo/sun damage
The unique Vortex-Fusion serum delivery system is what sets HydraFacialMD apart from other procedures. This multi-step procedure is a combination of an exfoliation treatment, light chemical peel, extraction process and moisturizing serum application that gives your skin a glow that you will notice immediately! Make your appointment now to give your skin a great new look with no downtime!
Dermaplane resurfacing is a procedure that gently removes the top layer of skin cells, exposing deeper, smoother skin. This allows skin care products and other topical treatments such as HydraFacialMD, chemical peels, BBL (BroadBand Light) and deeper laser treatments to penetrate better and work faster and more efficiently.
This process has a secondary benefit of removing facial hair and peach fuzz along the cheeks, chin, and lip. You will notice an immediate improvement in the surface texture of your skin! Dermaplane resurfacing may be combined with other treatments and can be repeated weekly as necessary to give you the best result.
Professional exfoliation procedures are an integral part of any anti-aging or anti-acne skin care program. We offer a variety of exfoliation chemical peels to suit your particular skin type and concerns.
A consultation with our licensed medical aesthetician will help you decide which of these skin rejuvenation treatments are best for you. We recommend a skin care program in combination with a chemical peel to achieve the best result of the chemical peel.
Automated MicroNeedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of overall skin quality.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. New collagen improves the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the general quality of the skin. Automated microneedling also creates superficial microchannels, which can be used to help topical skin care products work quicker and more effectively to improve the appearance of the skin.
Dr. Greenberg and our licensed medical aesthetician will meet with you to determine which adjunctive skin care procedure may benefit you. A treatment plan including products and other procedures will be developed and specifically tailored to meet your individual skin care needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Microneedling
What conditions can be treated or improved with medical micro-needling?
- Mild acne scarring; any new or old scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose, lax skin
- Skin textural irregularities and large pore size
- Stretch marks
- General skin textural irregularity
How does medical MicroNeedling work?
The skin is cleansed and numbing cream is applied to lessen discomfort. For better results and more comfort, we use a collagen-stimulating product like hyaluronic acid or Vitamin-C serum during the procedure.
The small, handheld, pen-like device has a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles. It pierces the skin in the areas to be treated. The pen slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2 mm to create numerous tiny tunnels. The procedure prompts the body to respond with the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps, thickens and is smoothed reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
After the treatment, a soothing Vitamin-C serum or hyaluronic acid emmolient is used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
What will I look like after the treatment?*
Most people experience mild redness and swelling similar to a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours. There may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Make-up is usually able to be applied within 48 hours. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the final effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
What is the downtime after medical microneedling treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pink that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend a topical hyaluronic acid preparation after the procedure and skin protection with a broad-spectrum UV sunblock. The use of only mineral makeup is recommended after the procedure.
What are the benefits of medical microneedling?
- Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of topical skin care products
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production
- Cost effective compared to other skin resurfacing procedures
- Can be performed on all skin types including ethnic skin
- It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin around eyes, mouth, and neck
What effects does microneedling have on the skin?
- Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Stimulates new collagen production for overall skin rejuvenation
- Improves superficial acne and other scars
- Reduces pore size
- May improve the appearance of stretch marks
How many treatments do I need and how often can microneedling be repeated?*
Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For overall rejuvenation, we recommend starting with 3 treatments with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction, an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.
The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, the extent of the damage to your skin, and your specific treatment goals. This will all be discussed at the initial consultation.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Microneedling can be used on all skin parts of the body (face, neck, décolleté, trunk arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first treatment.
What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?
To ensure proper healing, we recommend not using any products containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), retinol or Retin-A for 2-3 days. Exposure to the sun should also be avoided and a broad-spectrum UV sunblock should be used. You will be given specific instructions after the procedure.
Am I a candidate?
Medical microneedling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. As the epidermis and in particular pigment cells called melanocytes in the skin are left intact, there is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.
However, this procedure is NOT suitable for patients who:
- Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last 3-6 months
- Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
- Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
- Have any kind of current skin infection, condition or herpes simplex in the area(s) to be treated
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing
How much does the treatment cost?*
This is assessed at the initial consultation. A treatment plan is created for each patient and the cost is discussed at this time. This is based on each patient’s unique requirements and the goals that are desired.
Our office is happy to give you a general “range” of expected fees over the phone. Microneedling may be combined with other treatments as a package to reduce the overall cost.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). 407-644-3137
*Individual results may vary