Acne is not just a problem for teen-agers, it is common in adults as well. Dr Haverluck approaches acne by reviewing your past care, current care, examining your skin, and suggesting a plan that works.
There are 4 main factors that are involved in acne:
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects the face causing redness, flushing, tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin and acne like lesions.
Treatment includes taking care of your skin by using medical grade skin care products, avoiding sun exposure, wearing sun screen, and avoiding triggers such as alcohol or spice.
Acne rosacea can be treated with topical creams or laser treatments.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way of removing undesired hair from most places on the body.
Laser hair removal works by pulses of laser or light directed at the unwanted hair follicles. The light damages hair follicles in the anagen (growing) stage. The light damage prevents the hair follicles ability to grow back resulting in permanent hair removal. Not all the hair on our body is in the anagen or growing stage at the same time, so more than 1 treatment is required. On average, most require 4-6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart. The color (melanin) of the follicle absorbs the light and damages the hair follicle. Therefore, laser hair removal works best on colored or dark hair. White / peach fuzz hair may not have a good response to laser hair removal.
Though exercise and dieting are oftentimes enough to get rid of unwanted fat and cellulite, certain problem areas can be very difficult to remedy even with a healthy life style. If you want to get rid of unwanted fat, Dr Haverluck can help with non-invasive a procedure such as TruSculpt 3D. Cutera Titan can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don't have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin.
Sun damage, skin injuries, acne, and skin inflammation can cause dark spots on your skin, called hyperpigmentation. A type of hyperpigmentation called melasma can be the result of changing hormone levels.
Treatment for hyperpigmentation includes:
Located primarily on the ankles, feet, and legs, varicose veins are often inherited and appear on over 70% of females and 40% of males. If left untreated varicose veins can spread and grow, causing them to become more unsightly and painful.
Leg veins can be treated by:
Wrinkles are the result of a combination of factors – time, damage from the sun and elements, and loss of collagen (thus elasticity) are only a few. As you laugh, squint, frown, sleep, or generally express yourself, you repetitively create lines in the skin which are the wrinkles and crinkles you see. If you want to wind back the clock, appear more refreshed or less stressed, Dr Haverluck is experienced in a multitude of wrinkle removal procedures.
Tiredness, working too hard, or just staying up late can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. However, dark circles or baggy eyes are often genetic. The skin under your eyes is the most thin and delicate on the body. As a result, the blood vessels under the thin skin are visible and appear bluish/dark. The good news is that there are treatments that help including Intense Pulse Light treatment and Dermal Filler.
As our skin ages, collagen production slows, and elasticity reduces. A side effect of this is larger pores resulting in more facial imperfections—including oily skin, blackheads, and even saggy skin.
Treatment for large pores includes: