Skin Care Procedures
Dr. O’Toole offers multiple skin care procedures that rejuvenate the skin and enhance the youthfulness of the face. Surgery isn’t always necessary to meet your aesthetic needs. Each skin care procedure is carefully designed to fit your restorative goals and add vibrancy to the face, precisely defining each facial area for confidence and beauty.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator designed to temporarily hinder facial muscles that cause the face to look aged. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help patients communicate their true expressions and accentuate their most flattering characteristics. This injectable treatment has become known for its versatile application in different areas of the face and is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments. BOTOX® Cosmetic allows patients to temporarily lessen the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines in the upper regions of the face and frown lines in the lower regions.
BOTOX® was initially invented to treat severe or chronic migraines, making it one of the only injectable options to improve someone’s day-to-day lifestyle. BOTOX® is injected around nerve fibers in various regions of the head and neck to prevent the transmission of pain-causing chemicals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can last up to three to four months, taking just a few days to show full effect.
JUVÉDERM® is a well-known family of dermal fillers that utilize a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the human body known as hyaluronic acid. This compound restores volume and hydrates the targeted region, smoothing and lifting the face with rejuvenating properties. Each JUVÉDERM® product is specially formulated to target specific areas of the face for volume, hydration, and smoothness.
Ideal candidates for JUVÉDERM® are those looking to correct imperfections around the forehead, eyes, nose, and mouth. JUVÉDERM® is ideal for adding volume, which can catalyze a more youthful appearance in your skin quality. In addition to the target areas mentioned, this FDA-approved treatment is ideal for hollowed cheeks, nasolabial folds, and thinning lips. JUVÉDERM® can last six months to a year, with treatments taking only 5 to 10 minutes.
KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment tailored to help patients combat their “double-chin.” KYBELLA® uses deoxycholic acid, a chemical compound that is found naturally in the body. Deoxycholic acid is an enzyme that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. During treatment, several injections will be made in the fat beneath the chin, which destroys the fat cells. Once dissolved, fat will no longer grow or accumulate in the chin area. Some patients may need multiple treatments; however, the results from each treatment will be permanent. Each treatment lasts just 15 to 20 minutes.
Potenza™ Radiofrequency Microneedling
Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery offers advanced skin care treatments like Potenza™. This cutting-edge treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology to lift, tighten, and smooth the skin. By increasing collagen and improving skin tone and texture, this treatment reduces acne and acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, rosacea, and large pores. In addition to helping enhance the face, Potenza™ Radiofrequency Microneedling can be used to tighten and sculpt the abdominal skin.
Dr. O’Toole offers many of the most popular injectable fillers, giving his patients a wide array of options to combat their unique cosmetic concerns. Fillers are extremely useful to the beginner cosmetic patient who is not quite ready to commit to the time and energy required from a full surgical treatment or a returning patient who wishes to maintain and support their already excellent results. Some of these treatments include JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, VOLLURE™, VOLBELLA®, and facial fat transfer.
Trusted results don’t just come from surgical treatments. With Dr. O’Toole’s high-end non-surgical procedures, patients can enjoy revitalizing results without the hassle of downtimes or scarring. For example, if you’re tired of the irritation caused by waxing and shaving, laser hair removal might be the right choice for you.
Other non-surgical treatments include laser tattoo removal, vein treatment, and advanced in-home skin care techniques. Laser tattoo removal allows patients to restore the appearance of their skin by retaining it’s a more natural pigment, texture, and tone. Vein treatment is especially useful for patients who suffer from protruding veins in their thighs and other problem areas. In-home skin care products are particularly useful for their ability to provide daily maintenance and support to your skin’s health, vibrancy, and elegance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that strips away the damaged outer skin cells to expose healthy, undamaged layers beneath the skin. Dr. O’Toole applies the safest, most advanced treatments, including fractional CO2 treatments ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™.
CO2 laser treatments offer the highest quality skin resurfacing protocols to date, allowing patients to fade acne scars, correct photodamage and discoloration, and smooth mild to severe wrinkles. A high-energy beam of CO2 light is sent through a handpiece to vaporize damaged skin layer by layer, providing clarity, healthiness, and vitality to each section. This is an essential option for anyone with blemished or sun-damaged skin.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Getting a tattoo you later realize is something you’d like to remove doesn’t have to be an embarrassment. Laser tattoo removal uses state-of-the-art photoacoustic laser pulses to target the pigment of your unwanted tattoos. By breaking down these pigments into small particles, the body can absorb the microparticles for a clear and blemish-free surface. This treatment is effective and safe, offering relief for a broad spectrum of colored inks on light and dark skin types. This treatment only results in minimal and temporary side effects, including redness, swelling, tenderness, blistering, scabs, bruising, and hyper- or hypopigmentation.
Laser tattoo removal is the most effective method of getting rid of unwanted tattoos. Most tattoo removals require multiple sessions to complete; however, these treatments result in virtually no scarring in the treated area. Additionally, we ensure that every patient and their tattoo are treated according to their skin tone and its reaction to the laser treatment.
Skin Care Procedures
The importance of offering services for skin care therapy and maintenance has never been more pressing for patients seeking a one-stop-shop when it comes to their cosmetic needs. At our location, we offer a wide selection of skin care procedures and products designed to offer non-surgical care, convenience, low cost, and minimal to no downtime. Beyond some of the facial rejuvenation treatments previously mentioned, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®, we also offer chemical peels, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, and more.
LATISSE® is the perfect choice for patients looking to improve their eyelashes for youthful rejuvenation and function. LATISSE® can help enable the growth of eyelashes, improve the pigment of eyelashes, and return eyelashes to their naturally thick state.
LATISSE® is applied at night at the base of the upper eyelid, with the full results becoming visible in just a couple weeks. LATISSE® is a great choice for patients who are tired of feeling ashamed about one of the most eye-catching areas of our face and no longer wish to rely on makeup and fake eyelashes. LATISSE® can restore youth, sex appeal, and overall health of your eyelashes and eyelids.