Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical options that enhance your natural beauty. These services can help you not only look better, but feel better too.
Wrinkles, Crow’s Feet & Aging
As you age, the elasticity of your skin decreases. This causes natural wrinkles, crow’s feet, worry and frown lines, facial folds, and other visible signs of aging. Non-surgical solutions include BOTOX® and Dysport® from Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. These small, non-invasive injections erase visible signs of aging on your face.
BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines around the mouth and eyebrows. The non-invasive treatment also improves the appearance of crow’s feet. BOTOX® contains small amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein. This protein is injected into the muscles that create wrinkles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. The skin begins to smooth within 24 to 48 hours, and results last for up to four months. If you want a firmer, youthful-looking face, consider BOTOX® at Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
Dysport® is a non-surgical prescription injection that smooths frown lines between the eyebrows without affecting the rest of the face. It “fights the overdone look,” as untreated muscles function normally after injection. This injection leaves facial expressions unaffected after treatment.
These injections temporarily shut down muscle function that causes frown lines without affecting the surrounding muscles in the cheeks and forehead. This non-invasive treatment provides natural-looking results in a safe and effective way. Dysport® offers no recovery time, fast results, and little to no side effects. If
Jeuveau® the newest product in the wrinkle relaxing category, is a non-surgical prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines in adults for a period of typically 3-4 months. If you want a firmer, youthful looking face, consider Jeuveau® at Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
The world’s leading dermal filler, Juvéderm®, is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). As an important building block of the skin’s structure, HA draws moisture into the tissues, plumping them and easing out wrinkles. The results of Juvéderm® injections can be seen right away as the filler triggers the production of collagen. These benefits will continue to improve. Juvéderm® will not require a second procedure for nine to twelve months, sometimes longer, making it an excellent value. Instantly after treatment, patients will have smoother, more contoured features and a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm® can significantly improve:
- Fine Lines
- Deep Facial Creases
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Volume Loss in Cheeks and Across Jawline
- Thin Lips
There are several formulas of Juvéderm® available today. Each one is unique in its viscosity (thickness and consistency), therefore perfect to meet a variety of different aesthetic needs.
As people age, the skin of the face can become lax and sink, eventually causing facial lines and creases. Restylane®, a dermal filler, designed to increase the volume of facial tissues, to lift sagging skin and smooth wrinkles. Also excellent for creating fuller lips, Restylane® can quickly restore a youthful appearance. The results from a treatment will last between six and nine months. When combined with another procedure such as Botox®, patients can see optimal improvement with Restylane®. Not only is Restylane® great for facial creases, it can also improve the appearance of scars and add lost facial volume. The injectable will instantly:
- Smooth Deep Facial Lines
- Restore Facial Volume
- Smooth Acne Scarring
- Plump Lips
- Correct ‘Hollow’ Areas Under Eyes
There is no downtime necessary after Restylane® injections; allowing for resumption of normal activity the same day. There are several formulas of Restylane® available. Each one is unique in its viscosity (thickness and consistency) therefore perfect to meet a variety of different aesthetic needs.
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin for an improved profile – whether you have a moderate amount of fullness or a bit more. Kybella® is administered as a series of injections and produces gradual results. The sculpted chin can then be enjoyed for years to come without any further treatments. Kybella® can also be used to dissolve fat in the bra area and other small body areas.
Microneedling (also known as percutaneous collagen induction therapy) is an all-natural technique that rejuvenates and improves the appearance of your skin. It’s a great non-surgical treatment for those who want to repair or remove scars, cellulite, stretch marks, and skin blemishes nearly anywhere on the body. Microneedling also enhances the effectiveness of skincare products, fights aging skin, and shrinks pores without significant side effects or recovery time. Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet with tiny controlled puncture injury into your skin. These punctures use your body’s natural healing system to stimulate growth factors, collagen and elastin . Microneedling is the solution to repairing your skin with long-term results. Call Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery for a free consultation.
The Hydrafacial treatment can improve:
Fine lines + Wrinkles
Elasticity + Firmness
Even Tone + Vibrancy
Oily + Congested Skin
This procedure is suitable for all skin type with no discomfort or downtime.
Patients will notice a visible skin refinement and radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The glowing results and hydration may last a week or longer. Continued monthly Hydrafacial treatments are highly recommended for healthy skin. Long term results are maintained with the use of your daily prescribed ZO Skin Health regimen.
HOW IT WORKS:
STEP 1. CLEANSE + PEEL
The treatment device cleanses and peels away dead skin and uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and resurfacing.
STEP 2. EXTRACT + HYDRATE
As the device exfoliates and resurfaces your skin, suction gently removes the debris from your pores. This opens them up to be nourished with intense moisturizers that can quench your skin.
STEP 3. SERUM BOOST
Once the exfoliation, extraction and hydration is complete, a serum is added to address your skin’s specific needs and concerns. Three of our most popular medical formulations available only to physician offices include:
ZO ® BRIGHTALIVE – minimizes the appearance of discoloration and brightens skin tone
GROWTH FACTOR – minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
ZO ® ROZATROL – minimizes the appearance of rosacea (redness) and decreases inflammation
STEP 4. LED LIGHT THERAPY
LED red light therapy is used to infuse the serums deep into the skin, while stimulating collagen production, decreasing redness and inflammation.
STEP 5. FUSE + PROTECT
In the final step, the skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides. These protect your newly cleansed skin and maximizes your natural glow. We then apply ZO® Skin Health products to brighten, strengthen, enhance collagen production, and soften fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.
If you sometimes avoid showing your legs because you have spider veins – those clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves or ankles – you are not alone. Roughly, half of the adult female population is bothered by this common cosmetic problem. Spider or thread veins are a natural cosmetic occurrence. Sclerotherapy, a procedure in which the leg veins are injected with a sclerosing solution causing them to collapse and fade from view. After treatment, spider veins are less visible and bothersome. Call us for a free consultation.
Permanent makeup helps you look your best even with a busy and active lifestyle. Also used to create artificial eyebrows, permanent makeup can aid people who have lost eyebrows due to aging, disease (such as alopecia totalis), chemotherapy, genetic disturbance, or to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo.
With permanent brow cosmetics, your full and perfectly shaped brows are effortless. After a workout, a swim or a long day at work, your brows will be unsmudged, even and naturally glamorous. Your delicate and individualized design will have a soft effect that enhances your features and never distracts from your natural beauty.
Our technique builds brows hairstroke by hairstroke using a manual hand tool. The tool is dipped into pigment and then one by one individual “hairs” are placed within the pre-drawn design. The result is a fluffy, dimensional brow that does not appear “made up.”
From a subtle lash line enhancement to a sultry cat eye, permanent liner is as individual as the client. Designed to flatter your most expressive feature, permanent liner takes all the irritation and smudging out of your daily routine. No streaks, no running, just perfectly placed definition to give your eyes the “pop” they deserve.
If you are considering a permanent makeup procedure you need to know that it can and should look NATURAL regardless of which technique is used. Having your eyebrows or eyes done will have a great effect on your overall look.
Whether you are looking for a subtle or dramatic change, or something in between, permanent makeup is a perfect solution for:
- Countering the effects of aging in the brows, eyes or lips
- Hair loss
- Those who have limited dexterity in hands
- Feeling beautiful and enjoying a natural “no-makeup” look
Venus Versa™ is a versatile multi-treatment platform that uses Intense Pulsed Light and SmartPulse™ technology to enhance and tighten your skin. This precise light travels through several layers of skin and generates heat when absorbed by the tissue without damaging. It reduces visible signs of premature aging, such as fine line and wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, visible veins and discoloration. It also can be used for hair removal, by ensuring precise and consistent energy application to remove hair follicles.
During treatment, a cooling system is used to protect your skin and to avoid discomfort. This virtually pain-free procedure requires multiple treatment sessions that last up to 30 minutes. Venus Versa™ is prescribed to patients who want brighter, clearer, and younger-looking skin. Consult with our team to discuss the best skin treatment options for you.
Age, sun damage, and genetics negatively affect your skin, which can lower your self-confidence. To help you feel great again, Venus Versa effectively rejuvenates your skin to make it look younger and healthier. This multi-treatment platform uses a vascular laser to treat dilated blood vessels without damaging the surrounding area. Its patented Intense Pulsed Light and cooling technology reduce sun damage, vascularity, and visible signs of aging. This non-surgical treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, is virtually painless, and minimizes discomfort with streams of cold air. In as little as three treatments, Venus Versa™ treats uneven pigmentation (freckles, rosacea, sunspots, birthmarks, bruises, and visible blood vessels) and textural irregularities (deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, warts, red moles, and stretch marks). Tighter, healthier, and younger-looking skin is a few treatments away. Call the Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery for a free consultation.
Thermage® is a one-time non-surgical treatment that uses radio frequencies to tighten wrinkles. For 45 to 90 minutes, a specially designed treatment tip emits a radio frequency energy that penetrates the skin tissue and heats the collagen- rich layer of the skin, while the tip vibrates and cools the surface to help aid in patient comfort.
After Thermage®, your skin might be slightly red, but you’ll typically see and feel results in as little as one day. As your skin regenerates collagen, continued improvement and contouring can occur for up to six months after treatment. The results can last for years! This treatment is personalized to fit your skin and has no recovery time or follow-up care. Thermage® is a great option for those who want sleeker, smoother, and younger-looking skin. Call us for a free consultation.
Imagine you could take all your skin concerns—hyperpigmentation, acne scars, dullness, fine lines—and peel them all away to reveal a new layer of glowing, healthy skin. That is what Fraxel lasers do.
Fraxel lasers treat hyperpigmentation or sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scarring. People most commonly have lasers applied to their whole faces, but the neck, décolletage, hands, and arms are also popular treatment areas. For textured acne scars, in particular, lasers are more effective than topical treatments.
Fraxel lasers create tiny “columns of thermal destruction” zones deep in your skin that stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace old, damaged cells with new skin. Call today to see how we can help you with your skin concerns.
Venus Versa is a powerful, virtually pain-free intense Pulsed Light treatment with SmartPUlse technology. It reduces visible signs of premature aging, such as fine line and wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, visible viens and discoloration. Most patients receive 4-6 treatments with each session lasting approximately 15-20 minutes. Treatments arew usually performed every 4 weeks.
Age, sun damage, and genetics negatively affect your skin, which can lower your self-confidence. To help you feel great again, Venus Versa effectively rejuvenates your skin to make it look younger and healthier. Venus Versa™* is an FDA-approved treatment from Venus Concept, a global leader in medical aesthetics. This multi-treatment platform uses a vascular laser to treat dilated blood vessels without damaging the surrounding area. Its patented Intense Pulsed Light and cooling technology reduce sun damage, vascularity, and visible signs of aging. This non-surgical treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, is virtually painless, and minimizes discomfort with streams of cold air. In as little as three treatments, Venus Versa™ treats uneven pigmentation (freckles, rosacea, sunspots, birthmarks, bruises, and visible blood vessels) and textural irregularities (deep wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, warts, red moles, and stretch marks). Tighter, healthier, and younger-looking skin is a few treatments away. Call the Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery for a free consultation.
Hair removal is one of the most common non-surgical treatments in the US. This aesthetic treatment eliminates the inconvenience and hassle of weekly shaving, waxing, and plucking. It is also more effective than popularized hair removal solutions like threading and hair removal creams.
Non-surgical hair removal options at the Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery include Venus Versa™ and Cynosure treatments.
The use of our Cynosure machine provides long lasting hair removal results. The treatment uses a small laser beam that passes through the skin to target individual hair follicles. Used almost anywhere on the body, the intense heat from the laser burns the hair follicle and prevents future growth.
This non-surgical treatment* uses a pro intense laser pulses that pass through the top layers of skin that absorbed the tattoo pigment to remove the color. After the non-invasive treatment, an antibiotic ointment is applied to reduce the risk of skin infection.
Depending on the size, coloration, and location of the tattoo, treatment times and amount of laser pulses vary. Recovery times are typically minimal.
Personalized Skin Care featuring ZO Skin Health Products
We are obsessed with skin care and you should be too! Everyone’s skin is different. A wide-range of factors including age, lifestyle, genetics and hormones can affect the overall health of your skin. The first step in anti-aging, and prevention is the promotion of healthy skin. Whether your goal is to leave your house without make up, or to slow the aging process we have the answer! We carry ZO Skin Health medical grade products. The ZO Skin Health range of skincare products is more than a random assortment of over-the-counter powders and creams. Instead, we provide a range of highly formulated, prescription-strength topical agents that are designed to work together to improve the health and appearance of skin. ZO Skin Health products have proven incredibly effective in treating a variety of skin problems including sun damage, irregular pigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, rosacea, acne, as well as general skin rejuvenation. These products can be used in association with Peels, Hydrafacials, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, Microneedling and other professional treatments.
Our provider will examine your skin to see what issues may be apparent. Once we understand your skin health challenges, we work with you to create a comprehensive, holistic skin care regimen that addresses your needs and sets you on a path toward healthy, vibrant skin. Over time, we continue to work with you to adjust your regimen to adapt to your skins changing needs.
We want to help people look beautiful and feel better about their skin. We love helping you reach your goals.
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ZO Stimulator Peel
The peel that the celebrities that use it to look picture perfect for red carpet events, the ZO® Skin Health Stimulator Peel is designed to quickly exfoliate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen to increase cellular turnover. In less than an hour, you will notice an improvement in skin tone, texture and clarity. It works for all skin types and, unlike other types of peels, there is no pre-prep required and no downtime, peeling or redness afterwards. With a Stimulator Peel you can look your best any time, whether it’s before a big event or during a regular workday. Great for the busy mom and working professionals because you can squeeze it into your lunch break. The combination of glycolic, lactic and citric acids helps to diminish dark spots, improve rough texture, fine lines and acne. You will see results with just one peel, but maximum benefits can be achieved with a series of three to four peels carried out in three week intervals.
*Pre-conditioning your skin is required for six to eight weeks prior to the application of this peel. Pre-conditioning – we will help you to prepare your skin using a customized ZO Skin Health regimen to make it strong and tolerant before and after the peel.