FACE

Alquimia Med Spa offers medical grade facial treatments that are customized to your specific concerns in order to achieve your desired results.

As you age, your face and complexion become top priority for daily and long-term care. At any age, your decision to treat facial marks may concern you.

As your health and beauty partner, we will ensure your satisfaction with our comprehensive facial services such as treating wrinkles with injectables or lasers, or tightening aging and sun-damaged skin to attain its youthfulness and vibrancy. We take pride in using the most professional skin care products to help rejuvenate your skin.

Do you have these skin problems?

Acne
Dark Spots
Melasma
Brown Spots
Need skin rejuvenation
Need anti-aging

Treatment Options

DOWNTIME: None

PAIN: Topical anesthetic optional

SIDE EFFECTS: Mild headache or flu like symptoms, temporary eye droop

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: Expect results within 3 days

RESULTS LAST: 3-4 months

PROCEDURE TIME: 10 minute

What does BOTOX® treat?

  • Frown Lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Neck Bands
  • Downward Turned Mouth
  • Bleed Lines

 

How does BOTOX® work?

BOTOX® works by blocking nerve impulses that make muscles contract. Injecting this medication into certain facial muscles causes them to be temporarily weakened, reducing their movement. With less movement, the skin over the muscle gradually smoothes out, fading out the frown lines and wrinkles.

How is BOTOX® administered?

Three to eight tiny injections per area are required. Discomfort is minimal and brief, but your skin can be numbed with cream or a cold pack if desired. You may resume normal activity immediately.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: None, but must avoid direct sun exposure

PAIN: mild stinging sensation

SIDE EFFECTS: Rare scarring, skin tone and pigment changes, cold sore breakouts

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: Peeling resolves and new skin surfaces in about 5 days

RESULTS LAST: Several months, depending on strength of chemical used and your skin condition

PROCEDURE TIME: 15 minutes

What do Chemical Peels treat?

  • Acne
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Uneven Pigmentation
  • Shallow Scars
  • Age Spots

How do Chemical Peels work?

Acid peels are a form of chemical dermabrasion. The acid causes the top layers of skin to exfoliate, or peel off, revealing the healthy, new skin underneath. Not all acids are alike. Our doctor will select the chemical that is best for your skin type, as well as the skin condition you wish to treat. Following a chemical peel, your skin may look slightly sun burned or tanned before the peeling begins 2-3 days later. Most people can return to their regular activity immediately after a chemical peel.

How are Chemical Peels administered?

A medical strength acid solution is chosen to treat the needs of your skin. The solution is then brushed on lightly, layer by layer, until the required depth of skin penetration is achieved. A neutralizing chemical solution is then applied over the acid layers to prevent further reaction of the acid with your skin. In general, the stronger the chemical, the deeper the peel, and the more impressive the results. However, the deeper the peel, the more pain one is likely to experience and the longer the recovery time will be. As an alternative, a series of light peels can minimize down time while enhancing your results.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: None

PAIN: Topical anesthetic cream optional

SIDE EFFECTS: Skin redness, blistering, and pigment changes usually temporary

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: 4-6 monthly treatments required for optimal results

RESULTS LAST: One year or more

PROCEDURE TIME: 20 minutes

What does IPL treat?

  • Acne
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Uneven Pigmentation
  • Age Spots
  • Rosacea
  • Large Pores

How does IPL work?

Facial phototherapy (FotoFacial®) using intense pulsed light has been shown to decrease redness, minimize broken capillaries, decrease the size of enlarged pores, reduce dark circles under the eyes, lighten age or brown spots, and improve fine lines caused by premature aging or sun damage through stimulation of natural collagen production within the skin. For progressive lifting and tightening of the skin, we use intense pulsed light combined with a gentle radiofrequency current. This procedure tightens your own collagen, and stimulates the production of new collagen for up to six months after treatment.

How is IPL administered?

IPL emits gentle pulses of light energy combined with heat directly onto the skin surface. Most patients feel a heat sensation during the treatment that is not painful. Others may experience slight discomfort, usually described as a momentary sting, or like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. A topical anesthetic and/or cooling device is available to minimize discomfort. Protective eyewear is used during all phototherapy treatments. Fotofacials are most often spaced three weeks apart, for four to six sessions. Additional touch-up treatments may be necessary to help maintain the desired effect after a year or more.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: Varies with treatment and laser type

PAIN: Topical anesthetic cream optional

SIDE EFFECTS: Skin redness, blistering and pigment changes usually temporary

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: Varies with treatment and laser type

RESULTS LAST: One year or more

PROCEDURE TIME: 20 – 60 minutes

What does Laser Therapy treat?

  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Deep Wrinkles
  • Poor Skin Texture
  • Uneven Skin Color
  • Surface Impurities
  • Keratoses
  • Unwanted Hair

How does Laser Therapy work?

Reveal your skin’s inner radiance and put a dramatically softer, more even-toned face forward. Using safe, proven technology, our laser skin treatments can transform your skin by removing its tough, dull outer layer to reveal younger skin beneath. Laser light treatments also target brown spots while stimulating collagen production, resulting in a brighter complexion and improved skin tone.

Our Nd:Yag lasers emits a longer wavelength of light that is safer for darker skin types and has no downtime, while our fractional CO2 lasers provide a deeper exfoliation with more dramatic results, but requires about one week for recovery.

How is Laser Therapy administered?

The effect of any laser depends on the wavelength it emits. Your skin type, condition and desired result are important factors in determining which type of laser treatment is right for you. At Alquimia Med Spa, our providers conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin, and review your options for treatment.

Lasers emit a beam of light directly onto the skin surface. Most patients feel a heat sensation during the treatment that is not too painful. Others may experience slight discomfort, usually described as a momentary sting, or like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. A topical anesthetic and/or cooling device is available to minimize discomfort. Protective eyewear is used during all phototherapy treatments. Some lasers can achieve its desired effect after a single treatment, while others may require a series of up to six sessions. Additional touch-up treatments may be necessary to help maintain the desired effect after a year or more.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: None

PAIN: Local anesthesia recommended

SIDE EFFECTS: Minor swelling and redness; possible bruising

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: No

RESULTS LAST: 12 – 18 months

PROCEDURE TIME: 30 – 60 minutes

What does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treat?

  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Crepey Skin
  • Acne Scars
  • Hair Loss

How does PRP work?

PRP is a type of regenerative medicine that uses a patient’s own platelet cells to rejuvenate the skin and scalp. Platelets contain proteins called “growth factors” that activate and rejuvenate cells in our body. Thus, PRP uses the patient’s natural biology to address skin defects and aging skin, triggering production of new cells and collagen formation.

How is PRP administered?

This cutting-edge treatment involves withdrawing 1-2 vials of the patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the patient’s area of concern.  The results are a gradual improvement in the injected area over a 2-4 week period. Full correction occurs at 6-8 weeks and can last as long as 18 months.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: None

PAIN: Local anesthesia recommended

SIDE EFFECTS: Minor swelling and redness; possible bruising

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: Yes

RESULTS LAST: 6 – 12 months

PROCEDURE TIME: 30 – 60 minutes

What do Skin Fillers treat?

  • Facial Wrinkles
  • Facial Fat Loss
  • Fine Lines
  • Smile/Laugh Lines
  • Depressed Scars
  • Thin Lips

How do Skin Fillers work?

Restylane and Juvederm contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in your body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. These crystal-clear gels are safe, biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane and Juvederm restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines. This type of skin filler is also effective for plumping the lips.

Radiesse is made with smooth calcium hydroxylapatite, which is suspended in an aqueous based gel that stays soft and malleable long after injection. Because calcium is a natural mineral found in our bones, it will not cause any allergic reactions and is completely biodegradable. Additionally, the body naturally grows tissue around Radiesse without absorbing it, keeping the implant in place until it completely disintegrates.

How are Skin Fillers administered?

Tiny amounts of product are injected directly into the skin by an ultra-fine needle. Once implanted, these fillers lift away wrinkles, fill in scar depressions, and enhance cheeks by adding volume and fullness beneath the skin to restore youthful contours. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are instantaneous. To minimize discomfort, we recommend a local anesthestic, especially for treatment around the mouth.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

DOWNTIME: None

PAIN: Oral and/or topical analgesia recommended

SIDE EFFECTS: Redness, blister/burn, pigment changes and altered sensation (rare and usually temporary)

IMMEDIATE RESULTS: Gradual and progressive skin tightening over next 6 months

RESULTS LAST: 2 years

PROCEDURE TIME: 1-2 hours

What does Radiofrequency treat?

  • Facial Wrinkles
  • Loose or Sagging Skin
  • Lost Skin Contours
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Cystic Acne


How does Radiofrequency work?

The skin tightening device delivers a controlled amount of radiofrequency energy. With each touch to the skin, the device tip uniformly heats a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue, while simultaneously protecting the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This heating action causes deep structures in your skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin – resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

How is Radiofrequency administered?

Radiofrequency energy is delivered using a medical device whose technology has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin types, and requires only one treatment session.

Individual pricing for any medical treatment will be discussed at the time of your complimentary consultation.

Before & After Photos
Results may vary as treatment plans are customized to each patient’s skin type and condition.

Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Rosacea Treatment

Mole Removal

Skin Rejuvenation

Brown Spot Removal