From left to right: Erika Lugo, R.N., Jennifer Gomez, Medical Aesthetician, Ysette Ceballos, R.N. and Onna Feuchter, R.N.
Both the pleasures and stresses of life, along with the simple passage of time, tend to cause our skin to appear older that it really is. To help rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, we offer a complete range of spa treatments and intensive skin care treatments at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, IPL photofacial, and acne treatment. Located in West Texas, we are one of the only full service cosmetic centers in the area, offering services performed by an on-staff aesthetician and overseen by our cosmetic surgeons. We are committed to helping you meet all of your cosmetic goals.
IPL™ Photofacial and Skin Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL) photofacial skin treatments are a breakthrough in anti-aging skin care. IPL™ treatments use the photorejuvenation process to treat damaged skin non-invasively with no disruption of the skin’s epidermal surface, resulting in a low risk of complications and no recovery time.
IPL™ photofacial technology can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such photo-aging spots, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly veins, and other blemishes and imperfections. It can be used to perform many types of skin treatments, including:
Photorejuvenation – Sun damage, genetics, and simple aging can create spots, freckles, and fine lines on the skin. There is no need to accept the aging appearance of skin. At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we can use the power of light in an IPL™ treatment to minimize the signs of aging.
Vein Therapy – IPL™ technology also allows us to reduce and even eliminate the appearance of unsightly spider veins or leg veins. These blemishes can cause extreme self-consciousness, but they can be easily treated in just a few sessions with IPL™.
Blemish Treatment – IPL™ technology can also target acne, mild scars, and other skin blemishes, giving your skin a fresh, youthful appearance that you won’t have to hide behind makeup. Enjoy the freedom from self-consciousness that IPL has given to thousands who suffer from acne.
IPL™ photofacial treatment is performed at our West Texas practice under the supervision of one or our cosmetic surgeons or a trained aesthetician. It is generally administered in a series of four to six sessions, with each lasting about 20 minutes. IPL™ treatments provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects, and high patient satisfaction. Contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for more information about IPL™ photofacial treatments.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the most technologically advanced laser systems, including the UltraPulse® CO2 laser with ActiveFX, DeepFX, and TotalFX. The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. The primary treatment applications of laser skin resurfacing include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the upper lip, cheeks and forehead
- Loose eyelid skin
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Pucker marks (smoker’s lines) and frown lines
- Brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
- Scars, especially acne scars
- Loose skin around the neck and jowls
During laser skin resurfacing, thousands of tiny laser pulses are delivered in a pattern over the skin. Each pulse of the laser heats a column of tissue and creates a zone of heating in the deep layers of the skin, resulting in the elimination of pigment discolorations at the surface and immediate shrinkage of collagen. The CO2 laser also heats the deep layers of skin tissue, stimulating further collagen remodeling. Patients can select from a range of treatments depending on the needs of their skin and their lifestyle.
Laser skin resurfacing produces long-lasting results that can be maintained for many years with proper sun protection. Smoother, younger-looking skin is visible immediately after treatment, whereas new collagen builds gradually and becomes more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better three to five months after the procedure.
Fraxel® Laser Treatments
We use the CO2 Fraxel® laser to improve the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, brown spots, and sun damaged skin. This laser repairs the skin by treating one small area at a time using microscopic laser spots. Lines and discolorations will fade immediately, and you will emerge from treatment with smoother, younger-looking skin.
ActiveFX™/DeepFX™ Laser Treatments
We are excited to offer our patients ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™laser treatments, the latest fractional laser technology designed to treat aging skin. The treatment is quick and can be performed right in our office, producing remarkable results while requiring minimal downtime. Wrinkles, skin texture, pigmentation, sun damage, and skin texture will all be improved with ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser treatments.
Surgery targets the underlying problems associated with aging, but it can’t change the appearance of the skin, including fine lines, blemishes, and discolorations. Microdermabrasion, however, can be used to improve the appearance of the skin by gently exfoliating and removing its damaged outer layers, allowing youthful, fresh skin to appear.
Vibraderm, or vibradermabrasion, uses a vibrating surface to remove layers of damaged skin cells, instantly producing smooth and glowing skin. New collagen is also produced within three weeks for continued results. Vibradermabrasion is painless; it requires no time for recuperation, and most patients experience no discomfort. In fact, patients frequently describe the treatment as pleasant and soothing. Best of all, the treatment does not interfere with the use of makeup and moisturizers.
Chemical peels can rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and treat acne, fine lines, and other blemishes by removing dead skin cells to reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Chemical peels can be used as a stand-alone treatment; however, many patients find that this non-invasive treatment can enhance the results of their surgical procedures as well.
MicroPeel® with Dermaplaning
To treat extensive sun damage, deep wrinkles, and scars, we use the BioMedic MicroPeel®. The first step of the MicroPeel® is a dermaplaning procedure involving the use of a special blade to manually remove dead skin cells. We then apply a chemical solution to further exfoliate dead skin cells. We may also perform a third step, called Cryogenic Therapy, for some skin types and conditions. This freezing process involves the application of carbon dioxide to the skin in circular motions to reduce inflammation and make the pores look smaller. The MicroPeel® procedure produces smooth, healthy skin with a youthful glow, and can even remove surface hair.
Acne Treatment Center
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery Center, we specialize in treating acne prone skin. Our medical acne treatment center is designed to treat the individual’s needs depending on the severity of their condition. We can treat a range of conditions related to acne, including:
- Over productive oil glands
- Whiteheads and blackheads
- Postulous acne
- Cystic acne
Our aesthetician will evaluate your skin to determine the acne treatment method that is best for you. We usually recommend a combination of products and techniques to maximize the results. We can combine procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser treatments, and Blu-U light therapy with highly effective products from popular skin care lines such as Obagi® and BioMedic.
Blu-U Light Acne Treatment
We really like how the light energy of the Blu-U targets and destroys the bacteria present in acne lesions. This safe, painless, non-invasive treatment can be combined with Levulan®, a solution that is applied to the targeted area to boost the effects of the Blu-U light and shrink oil glands for superior acne treatment results.
Skin Care Products
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we are pleased to offer a range of highly effective skin care products, including mineral makeup and anti-aging creams, from popular brands. Some of the brands and products that we offer include:
We offer a range of injectable wrinkle treatments at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. These non-invasive treatments can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and enhance the lips with little or no downtime. Some of the injectables we offer include:
For unwanted body hair, our LightSheer® laser provides a quick, painless, and permanent solution. Instead of shaving, waxing, or undergoing time-consuming electrolysis treatments, LightSheer® can remove hair in a relatively painless, safe, and effective manner.
Contact Our El Paso, Texas Practice for IPL™ Photofacial, Microdermabrasion and Other Skin Treatments
If you would like to learn more about any of the skin care treatments offered at our West Texas practice, including chemical peels, acne treatment, IPL™ photofacial, and microdermabrasion, contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery today. Our surgeons and aestheticians can create a skin care plan to treat any condition.