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Hyperpigmentation


Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin are darker in color than the surrounding skin tissue. Freckles, sun spots, melasma, and other darkened skin patches caused mainly by sun exposure or aging are all examples of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation occurs where there is an excess of melanin, which is the body’s pigment that produces natural skin coloring. It is usually harmless, but many people are bothered by its appearance and seek treatment to achieve a more even skin tone. Hyperpigmentation can affect virtually all races of people.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Excessive Sun Damage: Sun exposure can cause age or liver spots. These are usually found on the hands and face. Overexposure to the sun can also darken freckles or other skin patches because the excess melanin absorbs the energy to protect the skin from overexposure. Broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays is essential protection against hyperpigmentation, as a single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Acne: Acne can leave dark spots after the condition clears, leaving long-lasting or permanent discoloration of the skin.

Injuries or Scars: Scars or injuries can lead to discoloration of the skin. Scars that heal poorly after an injury or surgery can become more pronounced in texture and color.

Genetics: Hyperpigmentation can also be inherited. An example is freckles on the face, arms, and other areas of the body.

Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes can trigger melasma or chloasma (larger areas of darkened skin). For example, pregnancy can trigger the overproduction of melanin, resulting in the “mask of pregnancy” on the face and other areas. Birth control pills can also lead to hyperpigmentation.

Facials

This skin condition refers to freckles, sun spots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin that result mainly from sun exposure and the aging process.

Absoulte Pearl Facial

Absoulte Pearl Facial

Cost: $85

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As the first step in addressing hyperpigmentation, this facial combines the strength of nature and advanced scientific research to offer your skin the beauty, light, and perfection of rare pearls. Using crushed pearl powder and botanical extracts, this treatment works to improve the skin’s luminosity. The antioxidant benefits create an immediate brightness and a radiant glow. For an even more immediate lightening of hyperpigmentation, combine this facial with a series of IPL treatments.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

Age Reversal Facial

Age Reversal Facial

Cost: $130

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This facial is the ultimate anti-aging facial treatment and is our most popular facial for clients ages 25 and up because it maintains good skin quality and provides anti-aging benefits. Thanks to the power of alpha hydroxy acids and vitamin C, this delicate treatment infuses visible life into your skin. A renewing masque of collagen restores elasticity and firmness, bestowing softness and an even skin tone with exceptional luminosity.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmention
Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Duration:  4 to 6 weeks

ENVIRON® Vitamin-Infused Facial

ENVIRON® Vitamin-Infused Facial

Cost: $125 or 6 for $600

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The ENVIRON® DF Machine provides treatments that are at the forefront of scientific skincare. The ENVIRON® products used in these treatments contain optimum strengths of vitamins A and C as well as growth factors that aid in anti-aging. This creative system enhances the penetration of these products through the skin, which is crucial because the skin has a natural waterproofing barrier that hinders the absorption of active ingredients in traditional skincare products. The DF Machine manages to overcome this resistance with two proven methods:

  • Iontophoresis: uses an electrical current to facilitate greater penetration of vitamins into the skin
  • Sonophoresis: uses sound waves to transport vitamin molecules through the layers of the skin

With this technology, infusion of the active ingredients into your skin increases by an astounding 4,000 percent, which in turn, means better results for your skin!

This treatment is best done in a series of six treatments.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Duration: 4 weeks

HydraFacial®

HydraFacial®

Cost: $150

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This advanced hydradermabrasion technology provides deep cleansing, microdermabrasion, full exfoliation, painless extractions of blackheads and debris, and infused hydration all in one single, soothing procedure. This is the newest technology for non-surgical facial rejuvenation! Great for all skin types, this advanced treatment targets fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, acne, roughness, and uneven skin tone.

Purpose: Acne, Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 45 minutes
Duration: 4 weeks

Ultimate Age Reversal Facial

Ultimate Age Reversal Facial

Cost: $300

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A twist to the Age Reversal facial treatment, this treatment maintains good skin and provides anti-aging benefits. Thanks to the power of alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin C, this delicate treatment infuses visible life into your skin. A renewing masque of collagen restores elasticity and firmness, bestowing softness and an even skin tone with exceptional luminosity. This rejuvenating facial is combined with microdermabrasion to manually exfoliate the top layer of skin and Laser Genesis by CUTERA® to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, reduce scars, and diminish pore size. This facial is the ultimate anti-aging treatment!

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 75 minutes
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

ZO® Radical Repair Facial

ZO® Radical Repair Facial

Cost: $150

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Restore skin clarity and reduce pigment spots and discoloration with this reparative treatment that creates a radiant and more even skin tone and texture. With the use of citric, salicylic, and lactic acids, this vitamin-fortified treatment supplies ample hydration to the tissue, stimulating the growth of healthy cells, minimizing pore size, and increasing skin brightness and clarity.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

Peels

Our peels revive dull and drab complexion, diminish hyperpigmentation, and lightly firm and stimulate new collagen production to reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Glycolic Peel

Glycolic Peel

Cost: $85 or 6 for $450

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Best done in a series of treatments, a glycolic peel is a mild acid solution that removes the damaged outer layers of the skin. A glycolic peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation with little to no downtime.

Purpose: Acne, Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 3 weeks

Jessner's Peel

Jessner's Peel

Cost: $250

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Jessner’s Peel is a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol that offers a deep penetration to exfoliate the outer skin layers. Known as our seven-day peel, this medium-depth peel treats uneven texture and dramatically lightens areas of hyperpigmentation on mature, sun-damaged skin. This peel stimulates the deeper dermis level of the skin and causes new fibroblasts and collagen to develop, eliminating lines, wrinkles, and even acne. We recommend a consultation along with skin preparation before undergoing this peel.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 4 weeks

TCA Peel

TCA Peel

Cost: $125

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TCA peels are one of the deeper, more aggressive chemical treatments used to correct serious skin flaws. Benefits to the skin are numerous. Among them are tightening and firming facial skin leaving you with a younger more attractive complexion. This is just the starting point. After TCA facial peels are completed, the production of collagen is also increased immensely, continuing to build a more beautiful complexion. New surface skin becomes clear and smooth. TCA peels are commonly used to treat sun damage and age spots, along with many other skin conditions or concerns. (This peel is performed by Dr. Schlechter only.)

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 2 weeks

ZO® 3-Step Peel™

ZO® 3-Step Peel™

Cost: $250

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This innovative peel provides skin renewal and stimulation for all skin types. Using a unique blend of retinol, exfoliants, and multi-action agents, the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ significantly rejuvenates the skin and treats signs of aging. The treatment also reinforces the natural protective skin barrier and helps the skin to repair and renew itself. This dual-action peel is used to treat melasma, acne, fine lines, skin texture, enlarged pores, and skin vibrancy and is followed by an at-home treatment for longer-lasting results. Clients should avoid direct exposure to the sun for 7 to 10 days following treatment.

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 8 weeks

Laser Treatments

This skin condition refers to freckles, sun spots, melasma, or other darkened patches of skin that result mainly from sun exposure and the aging process.

CryoClear®

CryoClear®

Cost: $80 for 1st spot; Additional spots are $50 each; Maximum 3 to 4 spots per session

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CryoClear® is a new and cutting edge technology that can treat brown spots and skin tags. CryoClear® freezes the epidermal layer to -79 degrees Celsius, delivering a safe and effective treatment with minimal destruction of healthy tissue. Its extremely high efficacy rate makes CryoClear® an excellent treatment for skin tags, sun spots, and age or liver spots. A single 5-second treatment can usually produce the desired results, with the body sloughing away the treated spot and replacing it with new, healthy skin within 12 to 30 days. CryoClear® can be used alone or in combination with a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatments.

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

excel V™ by CUTERA®

excel V™ by CUTERA®

Cost: $250

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The excel V™ system uses a unique high-power green laser to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and skin discoloration. The laser light is absorbed by abnormal blood vessels in the skin, which heats and eliminates the vessels, ultimately restoring normal skin tone and color. The technology in the excel V™ laser has been proven effective in treating a wide range of skin conditions, including rosacea, facial veins, port wine stains, cherry angiomas, telangiectasia, neck poikeloderma (redness of the neck), leg veins (red and/or purple spider veins), sun damage, and pigment on the face, neck chest, and arms. The excel™ V laser also incorporates the latest innovations in cooling technologies enabling the delivery of higher doses directly to the affected lesion with less pain than traditional laser systems and no downtime. Most conditions can be resolved with one to two treatments!

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation, Rosacea
Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Icon™ 1540 Laser

Icon™ 1540 Laser

Cost: Price by Consultation

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The Icon™ 1540 fractional non-ablative laser offers superior results with little to no downtime. Its fractional microbeams penetrate deep into the skin, stimulating fibroblasts to create more collagen. The controlled thermal injury induced by the laser results in a natural healing process that forms new, healthy tissue. This non-ablative approach offers significant improvement of fine lines, loss of firmness, acne scarring, stretch marks, surgical scars, pigmentation, and uneven texture. A series of two to four treatments is generally recommended for optimal results.

Purpose: Acne, Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

IPL/Photofacial

IPL/Photofacial

Cost: $75 for spot treatment; $150 per area; $350 full face

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Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, also referred to as photorejuvenation treatment or photofacial treatment, is a non-surgical cosmetic skin procedure commonly used to correct skin irregularities and reverse the signs of aging. IPL treatments can treat a wide range of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation and facial telangiectasia (broken facial capillaries). With a series of three to five treatments, the skin looks bright and rejuvenated. Consultation required.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation, Rosacea
Duration: 4 weeks

Laser Genesis by CUTERA®

Laser Genesis by CUTERA®

Cost: $250

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This treatment utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, diffused excessive redness, and scars. By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface you can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. This is a great addition to any of our facial treatments!

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation; Rosacea
Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

PicoSure® FOCUS™ Lens Array

PicoSure® FOCUS™ Lens Array

Cost: $450

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PicoSure® FOCUS™ Lens Array is a highly unique laser that is the next generation for skin revitalization and rejuvenation. This treatment addresses sun damage (skin discoloration), fine lines, texture, scars, and even stretch marks. A quick and gentle treatment allows the lens array to reach precise skin depths. Each pulse treats only 10 percent of the skin at the high-energy picosecond Focus level, and the remaining 90 percent of the skin receives the lower level energy. This allows deeper penetration into the dermis and promotes collagen formation, elastin growth, and a non-traumatic tissue healing response that softens scars and stretch marks. The result is higher safety, only one to two days of tenderness, and better outcomes. Treatment is safe for all skin types and can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.

A series of three treatments spaced three to four weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.

Purpose: Acne, Hyperpigmentation
Duration: 4 weeks

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is at the core of our medical spa services as the most trusted, gentle, and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment available today.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion

Cost: $125

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We use a precision diamond-edge system with vacuum suction to rejuvenate the skin. A powerful, yet gentle anti-aging procedure, microdermabrasion refreshes, exfoliates, and renews your skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, age spots or brown spots, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It can be administered alone or in combination with facials, chemical peels, or moisturizing treatments and brings a vibrant glow to your skin.

This treatment is best done in a series of six treatments and can be added to any of our facials.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 45 minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Microneedling

Microneedling rejuvenates the skin to improve skin texture, pore size, discoloration, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin imperfections.

Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

Cost: $375

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The Collagen P.I.N. needles create small wounds in the skin, and the skin responds by producing new collagen and fresh, new cells. This technology successfully improves acne scarring, skin texture, pore appearance, stretch marks, melasma and pigmentation, and the appearance of wrinkles. Collagen P.I.N. microneedling is recommended as a series of four to six treatments for the best results. This treatment can be performed by your aesthetician and may be used on the face or body.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 45 Minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling with DF Machine Treatment

Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling with DF Machine Treatment

Cost: $475

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Following a Collagen P.I.N. microneedling treatment, maximum benefits may be achieved through treatment with the DF vitamin infusion or self-treatment with the Cosmetic Roll – CIT. Topical ENVIRON® products containing high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants are used to equip the skin with the nutrients it needs to promote a stronger healing response. The infusion of these products into the skin allows for maximum stimulation of collagen and overall better results.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
Treatment Time: 75 Minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Surgical Needling

Surgical Needling

Cost: By Doctor's Consultation Only

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This treatment uses surgical needles to create temporary channels in the dermis of the skin. This stimulates the body’s own repair response, including the production of natural collagen and important growth factors. Used for both acne and anti-aging, surgical needling significantly reduces scarring and improves the elasticity and thickness of the skin. This procedure is performed by the doctor only.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation

Skin Care Products

We offer a variety of skin Care products for hyperpigmentation that can improve your skin's tone and texture.

Skin Care Products

Skin Care Products

Cost: Price varies

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Skin bleaching creams can lighten and fade darkened skin patches by slowing melanin production so that they gradually fade to match the normal skin coloration. Most prescription creams or bleaching creams contain hydroquinone as the active ingredient. For severe cases, prescription creams with tretinoin and cortisone cream can be used, but these may be irritating to sensitive skin and take three to six months to produce improvement.

Enhancement Add-Ons

Any or all of these treatments can be enjoyed as an effective addition to any facial.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Cost: $15

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Choose from one of our specially formulated lotions to create the aromatic massage that is just right for you. Enjoy the healing benefits of our natural aromas, which will enhance relaxation and stress relief.

Back Treatment

Back Treatment

Cost: $90

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Essentially a “mini facial” for your back, this treatment includes deep cleansing, polishing, and a customized masque followed by a deeply hydrating moisturizer.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 4 weeks

CryoBoost

CryoBoost

Cost: $150

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CryoBoost instantly improves your appearance by using freezing temperatures to lift and tighten your skin. This non-invasive treatment improves hydration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with no side effects. Its cooling technology also helps to stimulate the formation of collagen to keep you looking refreshed longer. CryoBoost is a great treatment before any special occasion.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Eye Supreme Firming Treatment

Eye Supreme Firming Treatment

Cost: $20

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This treatment awakens the delicate area around the eyes that is most vulnerable to stress and the environment. It also refreshes expression lines with a soothing application of rich nutrients.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 4 weeks

Glytone by Enerpeel® EL – The Eye and Lip Peel

Glytone by Enerpeel® EL – The Eye and Lip Peel

Cost: $75

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This multi-layer application peel combines lactic acid and TCA to specifically target the delicate eye and lip area. For the lips, it helps with fine lines, rounder and fuller lip shape, and definition of the cupid’s bow. For the eyes, it treats dark circles, uneven texture, puffiness, and fine lines. This peel can be done every two weeks for up to six treatments. As each layer intensifies, the strength of the acid intensifies; clients start with one to three layers based on skin type and tolerance. Peeling may occur and last from seven to ten days. For optimal results, a series of peels are recommended, with each peel spaced three to four weeks apart.

Purpose: All Facial Services
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Glytone by Enerpeel® Hands - The Healing Hands Peel

Glytone by Enerpeel® Hands - The Healing Hands Peel

Cost: $65

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Using a powerful combination of acids that target all aspects of aging on the hands, this hand peel effectively treats moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Purpose: All Facial Services
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

IPL/Photofacial

IPL/Photofacial

Cost: $150 per area

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An intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, also referred to as a photo-rejuvenation treatment or photofacial treatment, can be added to most facials to aid in eliminating brown spots, hyperpigmentation, and red facial vessels.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks

Laser Genesis by CUTERA®

Laser Genesis by CUTERA®

Cost: $150

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This treatment utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, diffused excessive redness, and scars. By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface you can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. This is a great addition to any of our facial treatments!

Purpose: Hyperpigmentation; Rosacea
Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Lip Blooming Treatment

Lip Blooming Treatment

Cost: $15

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This nourishing experience will rejuvenate, hydrate, and plump your lips, restoring their luster and silkiness.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 4 weeks

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion

Cost: $50

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This treatment is only $50 when added to any of our full-priced, one-hour facials. We use a precision diamond-edge system with vacuum suction to rejuvenate the skin. A powerful, yet gentle anti-aging procedure, microdermabrasion refreshes, exfoliates, and renews your skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, age spots or brown spots, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. It can be administered alone or in combination with facials, chemical peels, or moisturizing treatments and brings a vibrant glow to your skin.

Purpose: Anti-Aging, General Skin Health, Hyperpigmentation

Treatment Time: 45 minutes
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

Paraffin Treatment (for Hands and Feet)

Paraffin Treatment (for Hands and Feet)

Cost: $25 to $35

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Suitable for all skin types, paraffin wax provides a luxurious treatment that will make your skin feel smooth and deeply hydrated beyond belief. Consisting of 11 vitamins including A, C, E, D, B-5, and B-12, our nourishing paraffin treatment provides the nutrients vital to healthy skin and is ideal for renewal and maintenance. Heated treatments produce the exceptional hydration and protection from dryness, cracking, soreness and irritation that our tired hands and feet need.

Purpose: Anti-Aging

Photo-Actif Red Light Treatment

Photo-Actif Red Light Treatment

Cost: $75

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This non-invasive, revolutionary light treatment combines specific LED energy wavelengths with condition-specific synergistic products for a healing and calming anti-aging treatment that dramatically improves skin texture, color, and elasticity.

Purpose: Anti-Aging
Duration: 2 to 3 weeks

Sonophoresis Spot Treatment

Sonophoresis Spot Treatment

Cost: $15 per spot

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The use of sonophoresis in skin treatment therapy is to provide enhanced permeability of the skin through the use of sound waves. This “permeabilization” of the skin allows a far higher absorption of the active ingredients that are infused into the skin. The result will be both a greater response to the agent due to better penetration and a clearing up of cystic acne and a lightening of pigmentation from acne scarring. This is a favorable infusion procedure for those wishing to achieve maximum results with a minimum discomfort.

Purpose: Acne
Duration: As needed

Ultimate Eye treatment using Focus CIT

Ultimate Eye treatment using Focus CIT

Cost: $35 to $50

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This ultimate treatment contains an infusion of vitamin A, vitamin C, and peptides along with the use of a gentle peel and a micro-needling focus kit to address tired eyes, crow’s feet, and dark circles by de-puffing, brightening, rehydrating, and firming the delicate skin around the eyes.

Purpose: Acne, Anti-Aging
Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Duration: 4 weeks