Cosmetic Services

At Dermatology Associates, our goal is to provide a more youthful and confident you who feels great in their new skin. There are many products, services, and providers in the field of cosmetic dermatology. In scheduling a consultation with one of our providers, our patients throughout the Tinley Park and Palos Heights areas will receive an individualized and honest assessment of what products and/or procedures are best for your clinical situation.

What is eyelid rejuvenation?

Eyelid rejuvenation can improve the appearance of upper eyelid drooping or hooding and reduce the “puffy bags” and wrinkling of the lower eyelid. We offer a wide range of procedures for treating these conditions. For those that need surgical or invasive intervention, we offer upper and lower lid blepharoplasty which involves the surgical modification of excess skin via scalpel and/or laser.

For those patients that do not need or do not want an invasive procedure, we can offer noninvasive options to improve the appearance of the eyelid region as well.

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Should you consider eyelid rejuvenation?

Do you have “bags” or puffiness under your eyes?

Do your upper eyelids droop?

Do your friends tell you that you look tired when you are not?

Is it difficult to apply eye makeup?

Does your lower lid appear to have a shadowed appearance?

BOTOX Tinley ParkBotox

Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A), has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. In 2002, Botox was approved by the FDA for treatment of frown lines between the brows. Lines appear when muscles contract, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines. Because frown lines are dynamic lines caused by overactive muscles, they can usually be treated with very low doses of Botox which are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for the frown lines. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not effect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression.

The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Localized pain, swelling, redness, and bruising may be associated with the injection. You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. After that, many patients are ready to return for a follow-up treatment. Proudly serving the Tinley Park and Palos Heights, schedule your appointment today!

Wrinkle Fillers




With time, exposure to the sun and other elements, skin components break down. The skin loses its underlying structure and volume. Unwelcome lines and wrinkles appear. The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothed by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. This is called soft tissue augmentation and is generally done by injecting products such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse under the skin to achieve a temporary effect. Fillers are useful in adding volume to lips, chin, and cheeks, and to treat the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the fine lines around your mouth. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. Some patients may experience discomfort around the injection site. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area. After treatment you may have some redness, swelling or bruising. This will normally last less than seven days. Depending on the type of filler used, results generally last 6-12 months.

Lasers

New state-of-the-art lasers have revolutionized our approach to the treatment of a wide variety of skin disorders including pigmentation, freckles, brown spots (often referred to as “age” or “liver” spots), and tattoos. Lasers are often the treatment of choice to remove “broken blood vessels”, rosacea, spider veins, leg veins, and port-wine stain birthmarks as well as hypertrophic scars and stretch marks.

Laser Treatment before and after:

How do lasers and light sources work to remove vascular lesions, stretch marks, and scars?

These lasers and light sources produce a bright beam of light to destroy the blood vessels that make up the vascular lesions or that are contained within the scar or stretch mark, without damaging the surrounding tissues. Factors such as the type of vascular lesion, the age, color, and the location on the body determine whether lesions can be removed.

What does it feel like?

You may experience mild discomfort similar to being snapped by a rubber band.Treatment may require one, two, or more sessions, with each session taking between 15 and 30 minutes.

Facial Treatment Alos

How will I care for the treated area?

In most cases, you will wash the treated area with a mild soap, gently patting the surface dry, followed by the application of Aquaphor ointment. Most treatments result in minimal redness, similar to the appearance of a slapped cheek, and last only hours. This allows most patients to return to work the day after treatment.

Removal of Pigmented Lesions.

Various lasers are used to lighten and remove a variety of dark skin spots. The laser produces a very bright beam of light that destroys the cells containing pigment, with very little damage to surrounding skin.

Comfort Control

For most procedures, the discomfort is so minimal that no anesthesia or pain medication is needed. For some conditions, a topical anesthetic cream may be used before treatment. Following the procedure, ice and Tylenol will soothe any discomfort. Do not use aspirin, Advil, or Motrin prior to or a few days following treatment. Strenuous exercise and contact sports should be avoided, and alcohol intake limited. Avoiding the sun, wearing sunscreen, and wearing cover-up clothing are critical, both prior to and after treatment. Following the procedure, you will receive written instructions on the care of the treated area.

Side Effects and Safety

There are rarely any permanent problems with laser therapy. Occasionally some lightening of the skin occurs. Normal skin color returns within three months after treatment of vascular lesions. Although rare, a slight indentation may develop, which usually resolves in a few months. Scarring occurs in less than one-tenth of one percent of all cases. Because lasers produce an intense bright beam of light, everyone in the treatment room wears protective eyewear.

Expert Credentials

Dr. Iyengar is fellowship-trained specifically in laser surgery by experts in the field. He adheres to the highest clinical and ethical standards, and has extensive knowledge about the skin and experience in laser surgery.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Developed in the early 1990’s and perfected over the past few years, laser skin resurfacing has revolutionized the treatment of aging skin and scars. Before the arrival of laser skin resurfacing only facelifts and deep chemical peels were available to rejuvenate aged skin. Laser skin resurfacing not only removes wrinkles, some creases, age spots, and skin discoloration, but also tightens sagging skin, thus eliminating the need for a facelift for many individuals. These lasers are also effective at resurfacing many types of scars and other textural irregularities. They allow gentle, layer-by-layer removal of the skin. All wrinkles, from fine to deep lines, improve with laser skin resurfacing, as do unsightly creases. Scars that have the most favorable response to this technique are sharply defined and shallow. Performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure may take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the extent of the treatment.

Before and after comparison of a woman who received a laser treatment. In the first, her skin is wrinkled and freckled. In the second, her skin is noticably smoother and clearer.

Before and after comparison of a laser treatment. The first half of the photo is a woman with wrinkles around her lips and cheeks. In the second, her skin appears noticibly smoother.

Before the Procedure

During your initial consultation we will evaluate your skin to determine if this is the best treatment for you. The procedure will be explained in detail. Your medical history will be reviewed, including information about any allergies or medications you may be taking. You may be given a prescription for creams to use nightly for at least several weeks before the procedure as well as antibiotic and antiviral medications to be taken around the time of the procedure.

The Procedure

Photographs will be taken of the area to be treated. Pre-operative sedation may be given in the form of a tablet, one to two hours before the procedure. In addition, local anesthetic will be injected at the treatment site. Your physician will use the newer fractional CO2 technology to remove layers of skin, and contract the underlying tissue to improve wrinkling. The use of the newer laser has been shown to minimize the risks of the procedure and speed the recovery time. Dressings will be applied afterward, and you will be given detailed instructions for home care. An escort should accompany you to the procedure to drive you home.

Care Post-operative

Immediately after the procedure, the treated area will appear red and swollen and will drain a clear-colored liquid. You will be asked to wash the area every few hours with a gentle cleanser (unscented Dove, Basis, or Purpose) and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment frequently to keep the area moist. Swelling resolves within several days. The pink color usually fades within six weeks, although it may persist for up to three months in some patients. Skin care products and makeup, other than those suggested by our staff, should not be used until the treated area is completely healed. Sun protection is important during the immediate post-operative period. We will follow you with regular appointments for the first two weeks after the procedure, and less often for 6-12 months following treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair. This advanced technology can deliver long-lasting results in hair reduction. Laser treatments are safe, fast, gentle, and effective, and can be used on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired. The number of treatments needed, will depend on several factors. Hair density, your ethnicity, your hairs growth cycle, thickness, color and location will all determine the number of treatments needed to achieve the desired reduction. The laser slows the growing capacity of hair follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, multiple treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.

Here at Dermatology Associates, we perform a great deal of laser hair removal procedures and are constantly trying to improve both our in-house technology and our reputation as Tinley Park’s premier laser hair removal specialists. To that end, we have recently added the talented aesthetician Bri Beyer to our team; Bri specializes in laser hair removal and comes with a great deal of experience and knowledge. Additionally, we have also added new laser technology to our suite of aesthetic equipment – visit us today to check it out!

V-Beam or Pulsed Dye Laser

New state-of-the-art lasers have revolutionized our approach to the treatment of a wide variety of skin disorders including pigmentation, freckles, brown spots (often referred to as “age” or “liver” spots), and tattoos. Lasers are often the treatment of choice to remove “broken blood vessels”, rosacea, spider veins, leg veins, and port-wine stain birthmarks as well as hypertrophic scars and stretch marks.

These lasers and light sources produce a bright beam of light to destroy the blood vessels that make up the vascular lesions or that are contained within the scar or stretch mark, without damaging the surrounding tissues. Factors such as the type of vascular lesion, the
age, color, and the location on the body determine whether lesions can be removed.

You may experience mild discomfort similar to being snapped by a rubber band. Treatment may require one, two, or more sessions, with each session taking between 15 and 30 minutes.

Most treatments result in minimal redness, similar to the appearance of a slapped cheek, and last only hours. This allows most patients to return to work the day after treatment.

For most procedures, the discomfort is so minimal that no anesthesia or pain medication is needed. For some conditions a topical anesthetic cream may be used before treatment.

Vbeam treatment Before and After:

Vbeam treatment before and after. In the first picture, the person has a reddish complexion. In the second, the skin has cleared up to nice, pale skin.

Dr. Iyengar is fellowship-trained specifically in laser surgery by experts in the field. He adheres to the highest clinical and ethical standards, and has extensive knowledge about the skin and experience in laser surgery. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses very fine sand crystals to remove the dead outer layers of the skin. It stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells and collagen, resulting in a smoothe , fresher complexion. The microdermabrasion procedure is a relaxing outpatient procedure with almost no recovery time. Patients are able to leave our office and resume activities immediately with the skin exhibiting a faint red glow after the procedure. A series of 4-6 treatments at 3-4 week intervals is often needed to obtain optimal results, but many patients like the feel of their skin so much after treatment that they continue to come in for monthly refresher treatments. Regardless of your skin’s condition, most patients will notice an improvement in their skin’s appearance. Fine lines, wrinkles and age spots may be improved, and many patients report that their skin seems softer, smoother and younger-looking so that makeup goes on easier and smoother and lasts longer. In addition, combining microdermabrasion with the Aramis laser enhances the anti-acne effectiveness.

Latisse

Latisse is a solution used to grow eyelashes longer, darker and thicker. It is used nightly on the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. After 16 weeks of nightly use, the full effects of the treatment can be seen even though improvement is usually noticed by the second month. Latisse should be continued after the initial 4 month period to maintain the new eyelash growth. Usually three or four nights a week will be sufficient.

Before

After

Your lashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months if Latisse is discontinued. Possible side effects are minimal. Contact our office to purchase your Latisse and to learn more about this exciting product.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat those tiny purple and red blood vessels found most commonly on the thighs or lower legs of women. These are usually called spider veins or telangiectasias and are considered hereditary. During the procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a micro-needle. The tiny needle generally causes very little pain. The sclerosing solution displaces the blood within the vein causing the vein to blanch (turn white). This causes irritation to the lining of the vein, making it swell shut. The treated veins will gradually fade over the next 4-6 weeks. You will be asked to wear heavy-duty stockings to help keep pressure on the veins. This will reduce bruising around the treated areas and help keep the veins closed. Patients are encouraged to take it easy for the next 24 hours; however, walking is encouraged because it increases blood flow through the other veins. In about 6-8 weeks, another treatment is usually required. In most cases, about 50-70% of the treated vessels will be gone for good. However, new veins may appear and additional treatments are generally required for optimum results.

Superficial Chemical Peels

Treatment with salicylic acid skin peels is useful in rejuvenating sun-damaged skin. Discovered in the 1970’s, superficial chemical peels have been widely used to create an even and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells to give skin a smoother, younger, fresher look. It also can help control mild acne and is quite good for improving skin discoloration associated with acne. A chemical peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and restores a more youthful appearance. The procedure takes between 15-20 minutes, and 4-6 treatments are usually necessary to achieve the desired effects. Most patients tolerate the treatment well and report slight stinging or temporary redness, and possibly some scaling for a few days.

TCA Chemical Peels

Medium-depth chemical peels, done with trichloracetic acid (TCA), remove sun-damaged surface layers of the skin. They can also eliminate precancerous skin lesions and actinic keratoses, as well as fine lines and brown spots. These peels are safe, with a healing time of five to ten days, during which you will need to keep out of the public eye and care for your newly exposed skin. TCA peels are a more aggressive form of treatment than salicylic acid, and typically used for patients with more advanced photoaging. It is an excellent, safe, time-tested procedure in the hands of skilled physicians such as ours.

Dermapen

Dermapen Treatment is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) when a highly concentrated serum is used on the area treated during the session. The serum can contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which increases the moisture in the skin as well as other ingredients which stimulate the fibroblasts of the skin to reproduce collagen & elastin.

The benefits of Dermapen Treatments are multiple, and the most effective ones are:

  • Acne scars & wound healing
  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
  • Minimizes pore size

Dermapen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the patient because there is much less epidermal damage. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain & discomfort.

Call and schedule a consultation regarding Dermapen treatment with our physician assistants to help achieve fresher appearing and rejuvenated skin.

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