SPA Procedures

Our staff is dedicated to enhancing the cosmetic appearance of patient’s with both non-invasive and surgical procedures, as well as finding the dynamic balance between internal and external factors to optimize health and wellness.

non-invasive procedure

Facials

Our aesthetician will provide a customized ZO facial to meet the needs of your skin. Whether you are concerned about aging, skin clarity, or acne you may relax and enjoy an hour of pampering.

Dermaplaning

This manual exfoliation technique removes the top outermost layers of skin and hair to reveal a more youthful appearance to the skin. Products will penetrate the skin better and makeup will appear much smoother.

Microdermasion (Diamondtome)

This manual exfoliation technique utilizes the use of the Diamondtome tip and suction to gently remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and reveal a more youthful vibrant appearance.

Waxing

Remove unwanted hair from multiple areas of the face.

Brow Tinting

Tint your brows to match your hair color in order to cover greys or give the brows a fuller appearance.

Non Invasive

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh employs a wide variety of non-surgical tightening and rejuvenation techniques to promote beauty, skin care, and overall health.

ULTHERAPY

Non-invasive FDA approved treatment to tighten skin, build collagen, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles of the brows, lower eyelids, cheeks, lip area, neck and décolletage.   This treatment delivers focused ultrasound to the deeper layers of the skin tissue to stimulate collagen regeneration.  With limited to no downtime, patients are able to return to daily activities immediately.  Although this treatment does not replace a facelift, it is an alternative for patients who are not ready to proceed with surgery or for those who want to build collagen and maintain a youthful appearance.   Results last for approximately one year and most patients repeat the treatment every 6-12 months for optimal collagen regeneration and maintenance.

For more information visit  www.ultherapy.com.

IPL PHOTOREJUVENATION THERAPY

IPL is a non-invasive treatment for the correction of irregular pigmentation and redness in the skin. During this procedure, light energy is delivered to the skin which targets sun and age related hyper- pigmentation as well as blood vessels caused by sun damage or Rosacea. Correcting these age-related signs in the skin will reveal a healthier, more youthful looking complexion. One or more treatments may be needed to effectively treat the condition and will vary by patient. Patients considering this procedure need to avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 4 weeks, be free of artificial tanning creams, and discontinue retina or retinol products for at least one week prior to treatment.

NEUROMODULATORS

These injections will improve wrinkles in the skin by temporarily reducing tension in the muscles which are causing them. Results vary from patient to patient and may last 2-4 months. Amount and placement of the injections will vary per patient and will be discussed at the time of consultation. Common areas which may be improved with these injections are “crow’s feet”, forehead creases, frown lines in between the brows and vertical lines of the upper lip. Several options are available and are listed below. Visit individual websites for more detailed information on each product including risks and benefits.

Botox®Cosmetic (www.botoxcosmetic.com)
Dysport ® (www.dysportusa.com)
XEOMIN® (www.xeomin.com)

DERMAL FILLERS

These injections add volume to multiple areas of the face to restore a more youthful appearance to the skin. Diminish fine surface lines, deep nasolabial creases and marionette lines, and restore volume to the temples, cheeks, and lips. The patient will be evaluated based on their individual needs and signs of aging. Please visit the sites below for more detailed information on each product including benefits and risks of the injectable.

Juvederm® Voluma (www.juvederm.com)
Juvederm® XC (www.juvederm.com)
Restylane® and Perlane® (www.restylaneusa.com)
Radiesse® (www.radiesse.com)

VANQUISH

During this treatment, non-invasive multi-focal radiofrequency energy targets the fat layer of the abdomen and waist to reduce the amount of fat tissue through cell death. The patient must commit to one treatment per week for six weeks. The patient will only experience warmth in the area being treated with no down time. Patients must be well hydrated prior to and during treatment sessions for the best results. The purpose is not for weight loss and is more focused on body contouring and fat reduction. Fat cells that are eliminated with the treatment will not return; however maintaining a healthy diet and workout plan will be necessary to keep you from gaining weight in another area. The best candidates are physically fit with stubborn fat around the abdomen and waist.

ARASYS PERFECTOR

This non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment increases collagen, elastin, cell communication, blood circulation, and lifts and tones the underlying muscles. This 50 minute treatment is regenerative and relaxing. The patient may expect no discomfort or downtime. Several treatments are necessary to reach an optimal lift and an improvement in the skin; then maintenance treatments will help to maintain the improvement. You may purchase individual treatments or treatment packages.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels provide a “controlled” chemical exfoliation of the skin. This process improves the condition of the skin by increasing cell turnover, purging damaged skin cells, and revealing younger more youthful skin. This treatment may improve brown spots caused by age or sun damage, uneven skin pigmentation, melasma, fine lines, acne and inflammation caused by acne, and pore size. There are various peels which may be applied to the skin depending on the level of correction needed by the patient as well as the “down time” which is acceptable for the patient. Several options are available in our office.

ZO 3STEP PEEL: A deeper peel than the Skin Ceuticals options, this peel provides a deeper stimulation of the skin using TCA, Salicylic and Lactic acids to remove the outmost layers of the skin. 6% Retinol is then applied over the peel to provide a deeper stimulation of the skin. This peel targets pigmentation due to melasma, sun damage, post acneic inflammation, fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Patients can expect 5-7 days of mild to moderate peeling and redness.

ZO Signature Peels: Light spa peels which will improve the skin clarity and texture, brighten the skin, and provide a glow. Patient will experience little to no peeling or downtime.

Skin Ceuticals MicroPeel 20 and 30: Applying Glycolic Acid 20% or 30% to the skin will exfoliate the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and overall complexion.

Skin Ceuticals MicroPeel Plus 20 and 30: Applying Salicylic Acid 20% or 30% to the skin will exfoliate the skin to improve acne, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and skin laxity.

Skin Ceuticals MicroPeel Sensitive Solution: A combination of niacin, lactic acid, and usnic acid gently exfoliate all skin types improving sun damage and hydrating the skin.

Skin Ceuticals Gel Peel: A combination of Glycolic and Lactic acids exfoliate the surface cells of the skin improving the clarity of the skin while providing hydration.

Skin Ceuticals Pigment Balancing Peel: Targets hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, melasma, and post inflammation due to acne.