Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center

Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center
3805 Edwards Rd.
Ste. 100

Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 351-3223 (513) 351-3223


Treatments (130)

Acne Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Acne Surgery

79% Worth It Rating

Acne surgery is done by a dermatologist and usually involves drainage and extraction. It's not a substitute for acne medication, but it can reduce the chance of scarring.

Acne Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Everybody’s had a zit and everybody’s wanted it zapped. Acne treatment ranges from prescription medication to surgery. And that doesn’t even begin to cover all the ways to treat acne scars.

Active FX

60% Worth It Rating

ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used an anti-aging treatment.

African American Rhinoplasty

91% Worth It Rating

Every nose job is different. Learn the specific characteristics of an African American rhinoplasty (also known as an ethnic nose job).

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

ArteFill

71% Worth It Rating

Artefill is an FDA-approved,collagen-basedfillerused to correct the appearance ofsmile lines or treat acne scars on cheeks. The product was rebranded in December 2014 and now goes by the nameBellafill, except inthe UK and Australia where it's still sold as Artefill.

Asian Rhinoplasty

81% Worth It Rating

Asian rhinoplasty is often done to give the patient a more traditionally "Western" looking nose, by adding a bridge to make it higher and appear more narrow.

Belotero

83% Worth It Rating

Belotero is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, much like Juvederm or Restylane. FDA approved in 2011, the gel is said to temporarily add volume to the skin and give a smoother appearance.

Bio-Alcamid

33% Worth It Rating

Bio-Alcamid is a permanent filler designed to stimulate collagen growth. It's often used for plumping skin, facial folds, and wrinkles.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Blue Peel

54% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel in the UK)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Botox for Migraines

81% Worth It Rating

Botox is FDA-approved for treating migraine headaches. Chronic migraines are those that regularly occur more than 14 days per month. Botox will not cure migraines, but may offer relief from pain.

Brow Lift

85% Worth It Rating

Any procedure that elevates the eyebrows qualifies as a brow lift. That includes a forehead lift, a specific surgery that usually involves an incision at the hairline to tighten the forehead. The end goal is the same, however: give the face a refreshed, tightened look.

Buccal Fat Removal

84% Worth It Rating

Buccal fat removal (aka cheek reduction) is the surgical removal of fat pads from the cheek.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Cheek Augmentation

79% Worth It Rating

Cheek augmentations aim to fill out sunken cheeks and change the contour of the face. Some add synthetic implants while others useinjectable fillers or fat transfers for a more rounded appearance.

Cheek Lift

73% Worth It Rating

The mid-face lift or cheek lift is a surgical procedure that corrects under-eye puffiness, indentations of the upper cheek, and prominent nasal folds.

Chemical Peel

79% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Chin Implant

82% Worth It Rating

A chin implant is one of two ways the chin may be reshaped through surgery. The other, called sliding genioplasty, uses your own bone to augment the chin and therefore doesn't involve inserting a synthetic implant under the skin. Chin augmentations are often performed at the same time as rhinoplasty to have the most impact on your profile.

Chin Liposuction

92% Worth It Rating

By applying the technique of liposuction to the chin, neck, and jowls, chin liposuction aims to reduce excess fat to create a slimmed down profile.

Chin Surgery

89% Worth It Rating

Chin surgery (genioplasty) can change the shape, height or size of the chin. Chin implants are the most common type of chin surgery.

Collagen Injection

82% Worth It Rating

Collagen injections are used in lip augmentation or to smooth and plump the skin. Results typically last from 3 to 4 months.

Contour Thread Lift

31% Worth It Rating

In a contour thread lift, clear threads with tiny barbs are inserted into the facial skin tissue and then used to tighten the skin. It is designed to deliver the results of a facelift without the recovery time or cost.

Deep Plane Facelift

93% Worth It Rating

A deep plane facelift goes deeper than a traditional facelift and is targeted at the midface. Tightening happens below the muscular and soft tissue layer (also known as the SMAS). For this reason, the deep plane facelift also carries a higher risk of nerve damage.

Dermabrasion

77% Worth It Rating

Dermabrasion is the process of surgically scraping the skin to help lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, and pre-cancerous lesions.

Dysport

76% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year.

Ear Lobe Surgery

97% Worth It Rating

Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to ear tearing, trauma or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges.

Ear Surgery

94% Worth It Rating

Ear surgery, also called otoplasty or ear pinning, involves moving ears closer to the head in an effort to keep them from "sticking out".

Elevess

30% Worth It Rating

Elevess is an injectable filler, like Juvederm or Restylane, FDA-approved to reduce smile lines.

Evolence

31% Worth It Rating

Evolence was a collagen injectable used to fill out facial lines and wrinkles. The manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, pulled it from the market in 2009.

Eyebrow Transplant

86% Worth It Rating

Eyebrow transplant surgery involves taking hair from another part of the body and transplanting it to the brow area. Healthy follicles are harvested from the donor site,typically the back of the head, and transferred to create the desired brow shape. Hair transplanted to this area will begin to grow like it did in its original location, so regular trimming will be needed.

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) removes or tightens sagging skin around the eyes, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure may also be used to create a crease where one is missing, such as with Asian eyelid surgery.

Facelift

94% Worth It Rating

A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and redrapes the skin in a higher position. The results go beyond what can be expected from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox. Different types of lifts, such as cheek lifts or mini lifts, address specific concerns.

Facelift Revision

91% Worth It Rating

A revision facelift (sometimes called a secondary facelift) is performed to correct complications from a previousfacelift, or problems that have developed due to aging and sun damage since the original procedure.The most common reasons people request a revision facelift include sagging neck, hollow eyes, flat cheeks, low eyebrows, and distorted earlobes.

Facial Feminization Surgery

87% Worth It Rating

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) uses a series of procedures to alter typically male features to appear more classically female. FFS may include a brow lift, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty, and lip augmentation.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Forehead Lift

85% Worth It Rating

In a forehead lift (or brow lift) a plastic surgeon creates small incisions in the hairline and raises sagging brow lines in order to remove deep wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Forehead Reduction

91% Worth It Rating

Forehead reduction (commonly referred to as hairline lowering) doesn’t reduce the forehead, but rather moves down the location of where your hair grows in. Also known as scalp advancement, this procedure may be performed during facial feminization surgery.

Fractional Laser

72% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Fraxel Laser

64% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Fraxel Repair

61% Worth It Rating

Fraxel Repair is a fractionated CO2 laser treatment that is used for skin resurfacing—wrinkle treatment, reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring—when more dramatic repair is in order.

GentleLase

81% Worth It Rating

GentleLASE is a form of laser hair removal that is intended to permanently remove hair, regardless of follicle depth.

Glycolic Peel

82% Worth It Rating

A glycolic peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, removes your top layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin.

Hyaluronidase

73% Worth It Rating

Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme solution that speeds the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. It is used to counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm or Restylane—for those whose original dermal filler treatments did not turn out as they had envisioned.

IPL

66% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue.

Jessner Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The Jessner Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that can be used to refresh skin or as an acne treatment.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvederm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Peel

72% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Resurfacing

80% Worth It Rating

Harnessing the power of light, laser resurfacing treats a variety of dermal conditions, ranging from acne scars to age spots. Listen for these two categories of lasers: ablative (ones that remove thin layers of skin) and nonablative (those that tighten skin and stimulate collagen growth).

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Lip Augmentation

86% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options.

Lip Implants

77% Worth It Rating

You can get fuller lips with implants made from saline or silicone.

Lip Lift

85% Worth It Rating

By decreasing the space between the nose and upper lip, a lip lift increases the size of the lips.

Lip Reduction

93% Worth It Rating

Surgical reduction of the lip can be achieved by incisions placed on the inside of the lip (the moist red part) which is not ordinarily visible. The red part of the lip is then rolled to the inside of the mouth to make the lips appear smaller.

Lip Surgery

85% Worth It Rating

From augmentations and reductions to scar corrections and cleft lip surgeries, there are many procedures available that can correct lip imperfections.

Liquid Facelift

97% Worth It Rating

The "liquid facelift" restores facial volume, reduces wrinkles, and provides a degree of facial rejuvenation. The liquid is typically an injectable filler (Restylane, Juvederm and others) in conjunction with Botox which relax facial lines

Lower Face Lift

96% Worth It Rating

A lower facelift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the bottom third of the face. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time.

MACS Facelift

83% Worth It Rating

MACS is an acronym for "Minimal Access Cranial Suspension", a facelift technique that promises skin rejuvenation benefits similar to that of a traditional facelift, but with less invasive surgery and a smaller scar. Know before you go: The MACS facelift does not address neck issues.

Melasma Treatment

69% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Microdermabrasion

69% Worth It Rating

Microdermabrasion is an affordable way to improve your complexion. This treatment uses gentle exfoliation to smooth and brighten your skin.

Mini Lift

92% Worth It Rating

Like a facelift, a mini lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the face. The primary difference is that it's intended to address the cheeks and jowls specifically, and not the upper face. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time.

Non Surgical Face Lift

82% Worth It Rating

Those worried about going under the knife may be able to lift and firm without surgery by using popular fillers like Restylane or Radiesse, laser treatments, and even alternative medical procedures like acupuncture.

Non Surgical Nose Job

94% Worth It Rating

Those not interested in a traditional, invasive nose job may decide on the non-surgical option. This procedure makes use of injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues.

Nose Surgery

90% Worth It Rating

Nose surgery refers to any surgical procedure (rhinoplasty, septoplasty, etc.) that reshapes or resizes the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider using fillers to smooth out humps and bumps. Learn more in our rhinoplasty overview

Perlane

79% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

Permanent Makeup

69% Worth It Rating

For those who want to never apply eyeliner again, permanent makeup offers a way to keep your face on forever — emphasis on the forever. Most commonly patients will have their eyes outlined, eyebrows added, or color enhanced on their face, eyelids, or lips.

Phenol Peel

86% Worth It Rating

This chemical peel goes down deep to remove the outer layers of skin, letting healthier skin emerge.

Photodynamic Therapy

86% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

80% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

Pixel Laser

66% Worth It Rating

This FDA-approved resurfacing treatment addresses sun damaged and aging skin by targeting wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

ProFractional Laser

55% Worth It Rating

ProFractional laser resurfacing treatment claims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

Pulsed Dye Laser

67% Worth It Rating

Best known for attacking age spots, wrinkles, and moles, pulsed dye laser is a minimally invasive treatment that can also be used on not-so-pretty spider veins.

Quick Lift

92% Worth It Rating

Like the Lifestyle Lift, this minimally invasive facelift is its own brand of the surgical procedure. QuickLift is intended to tighten skin around the lower half of the face and neck.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more.

Restylane

79% Worth It Rating

Restylane is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, smooth marionette lines around the mouth, and plump the lips. Restylane fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between three to six months.

Restylane Lyft

97% Worth It Rating

Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved injectable for smoothing smile lines and increasing volume in the cheeks. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small amount of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) to help to reduce the pain of the injection.Results can be achieved in one visit and last roughly 10-18 months.

Restylane Silk

94% Worth It Rating

Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable for plumping the lips and filling fine lines around the mouth. A doctor injects the filler, which is made from hyaluronic acid, one or two times over the course of two weeks. Results such as fullness and definition of the lips are temporary and last for about six months.

Retin-A

81% Worth It Rating

What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Revision Rhinoplasty

87% Worth It Rating

Revision rhinoplasty can address complications or undesired results following an initial nose job. The procedure typically involves harvesting cartilage from the nasal septum or the ear to correct the defect. The unpredictability of secondary scar healing may make revision rhinoplasty a more complex procedure than the first one.

Rhinoplasty

89% Worth It Rating

Rhinoplasty (more commonly referred to as a nose job) is a surgical procedure that reshapes or resizes the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider a non-surgical nose job, which uses fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out humps and bumps.

Rosacea Treatment

86% Worth It Rating

Constant blushing? Though rosacea doesn't have a known cure, there are non-surgical treatments to try to reduce facial redness like antibiotics, dermabrasion, andlaser resurfacing.

SMAS Facelift

88% Worth It Rating

The SMAS facelift goes deeper than the traditional surgery to lift and reduce sagging jowls, cheeks and loose necks.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Sculptra

77% Worth It Rating

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that's used to treat mild to severe facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectables that fill wrinkles, Sculptra is made from a poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen over time. The treatment typically involves three injection sessions over the course of three to four months, and results can last for up to two years.

Septoplasty

91% Worth It Rating

Got a deviated septum? Septoplasty straightens the partition between your nostrils, which may finally mean snore-free nights.

Skin Rejuvenation

91% Worth It Rating

Improving your facial skin tone and repairing skin damaged by aging, sun damage, or injury often involves skin rejuvenation.

SmartXide

68% Worth It Rating

This CO2 laser resurfacing device was created to treat skin discoloration, sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scars.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Thermage

40% Worth It Rating

A non-invasive radiofrequency skin therapy, the FDA-approved Thermage aims to smooth and tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth.

Thread Lift

48% Worth It Rating

Created to address sagging cheeks and jaws, this lifting technique literally leaves the face with non-absorbable stitches. Like other surgical procedures, a thread lift can be painful and possibly complicated.

Total FX

58% Worth It Rating

Total FX is a combinedlaser treatment intended to zap away acne scars and sun damage with just 1-2 weeks of recovery.

Ultherapy

69% Worth It Rating

Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten loose skin on areas such as the eyebrows, jawline, and jowls, as well as improve wrinkles on the chest. The treatment uses ultrasound energy to heat targeted tissue under the surface of the skin, stimulating the body's natural production of collagen. It typically takes a few months to see full results, as the collagen gradually builds up to improve the skin's tone and texture.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Vampire Facelift

82% Worth It Rating

The "Vampire Facelift" is a procedure that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it to create "platelet-rich plasma (PRP)," then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. Selphyl is another type of PRP facelift procedure that uses a similar technique.

Venus Viva

76% Worth It Rating

Venus Viva is a non-invasive procedure used for wrinkles, acne scarring, large pores, uneven texture, stretch marks, and pigment irregularity. A hand-held device sends energy below the surface of the skin, which heats the cells and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production.

Vi Peel

66% Worth It Rating

This medical grade chemical peel claims to take your skin from blah to beautiful in a few treatments.

Voluma

91% Worth It Rating

Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that's part of the Juvederm collection of injectables. It's designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Wrinkle Treatment

85% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Xeomin

81% Worth It Rating

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.

Active FX

60% Worth It Rating

ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used an anti-aging treatment.

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

AlloDerm

67% Worth It Rating

Alloderm is an implant made from donated human tissue. It's most often used in breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Blue Peel

54% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Chemical Peel

79% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Cool Lipo

67% Worth It Rating

CoolLipo is a laser liposuction device marketed as a more targeted means (vs. liposuction surgery) to reduce pockets of body fat. Available in the U.S. only.

CoolSculpting

80% Worth It Rating

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. This treatment is not intended for significant weight loss, but for treating stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common treatment locations include the abs, love handles, inner thighs, back, arms, and underneath the chin. >

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Fractional Laser

72% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Fraxel Laser

64% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Fraxel Repair

61% Worth It Rating

Fraxel Repair is a fractionated CO2 laser treatment that is used for skin resurfacing—wrinkle treatment, reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring—when more dramatic repair is in order.

GentleLase

81% Worth It Rating

GentleLASE is a form of laser hair removal that is intended to permanently remove hair, regardless of follicle depth.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

There are several treatments available for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, including underarm Botox injections and miraDry.

IPL

66% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue.

Kybella

89% Worth It Rating

Kybella (known in Canada as Belkyra) is a non-surgical injectable for reducingmoderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a "double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule which eats away at fat. When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact. Using Kybella for treatment on areas other than the double chin is not approved or recommended.

Laser Peel

72% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Lipoma Removal

95% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless.

Liposculpture

91% Worth It Rating

Like liposuction, liposculpture is a surgical procedure that improves body contour by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles. The difference is that liposculpture typically involves removing or leaving fat in specific areas to create the appearance of muscle definition. When performed on the abs, this technique is commonly referred to as abdominal etching. >

Melasma Treatment

69% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Neck Lift

94% Worth It Rating

A neck lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck that were caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. The surgery is typically performed in conjunction with a facelift, but it can be done as a stand-alone treatment.

PicoSure

94% Worth It Rating

PicoSure is an FDA-approved laser technology that uses short bursts of energy for the removal of tattoos, moles, acne scars, and age spots, as well as the reduction of wrinkles. PicoSure's bursts are measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) which cause the tattoo ink or other damage to break apart into tiny particles which are eliminated by the body. Compared to traditional nanosecond lasers, PicoSure may be more effective on stubborn colors and require fewer treatments to achieve final results.

ProFractional Laser

55% Worth It Rating

ProFractional laser resurfacing treatment claims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Scar Removal

88% Worth It Rating

While scars can never be completed erased, scar removal procedures are meant to minimize their appearance. There are many non-surgical methods used for scar removal, including injectable fillers to fill concave scars, light therapy and lasers, and dermabrasion and chemical peels. For deeper scarring, surgery is needed to remove the old scar. The incision may be closed with either skin grafts or tissue substitutes. In some cases, a tissue expander will be placed below the surface of the scar and slowly filled with a sterile solution. Once the skin has sufficiently been stretched, the expander and scar are removed. The remaining skin is then stretched to cover the open area.

Sclerotherapy

75% Worth It Rating

This FDA-approved injectable can be used to reduce the appearance of spider veins, vascular blemishes, or broken blood vessels.

SculpSure

82% Worth It Rating

SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally painful, and requires no downtime. Clinical trials show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after a single treatment.

Skin Lightening

74% Worth It Rating

Also referred to as skin bleaching or skin whitening, skin lightening attempts to change skin color by using a topical bleach or other combination of chemicals to lessen the skin’s concentration of melanin..

Smart Lipo

82% Worth It Rating

Smart Lipo is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, making Smart Lipo a less aggressive procedure that may have a faster recovery timeline. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise.

SmartLipo MPX

83% Worth It Rating

Smartlipo MPX is a specific brand of laser lipo treatment that uses two different wavelengths for body contouring. The manufacturer claims this results in reduced treatment times.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Thermage

40% Worth It Rating

A non-invasive radiofrequency skin therapy, the FDA-approved Thermage aims to smooth and tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Vein Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

Varicose to spider, this form of treatment helps reduce the appearance of enlarged veins. Common measures often used sclerotherapy and lasers.

Venus Freeze

62% Worth It Rating

Venus Freeze is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for cellulite and loose skin on the face, neck and body. It uses radio frequency and magneticpulsesto stimulate the generation of new collagen and elastin fibers over a period of time (recommended 6 sessions for the face/neck and 8-10 for the body).

Zerona

45% Worth It Rating

A non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment, Zerona uses low-level (“cold”) lasers to disrupt fat cell membranes. This causes the fat cells to leak and collapse, which may mean losing inches off the treated area.

miraDry

92% Worth It Rating

miraDry treatment reduces or removes the sweat glands under the arms without surgery through use of microwave energy, a form of electromagnetic energy. Sweat glands do not regenerate, so if destroyed, the excess sweat glands are permanently disabled.miraDry wascreated by Miramar Labs and FDA Cleared in 2011.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

83% Worth It Rating

Asian eyelid surgery, also known as double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty, creates a natural crease in the eyelid that appears when the eyes are open.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.

FUE Hair Transplant

97% Worth It Rating

FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a minimally invasive method in hair transplantation. Unlike strip harvesting, the traditional technique in which a strip of skin is removed from a donor site and cut into individual units, FUE uses an instrument to remove multiple groups of one to four hairs. The great thing about FUE is that there’s no linear scar. The downside is that a fewer number of hair grafts can be gathered per session.

Hair Loss Treatment

95% Worth It Rating

The average person can lose 100 hairs every day, but more substantial hair loss can be a sign of more than just age. Read up on the causes, and the treatments.

Hair Transplant

92% Worth It Rating

A hair transplant (also called hair restoration or hair implantation) permanently restores the hair by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. Healthy follicles are taken from other areas of the body, most often the back or the sides of the head. This can be done by removing a single strip of skin and hair or removing the follicles individually. The number of grafts needed depends on the patient and the size of the area being treated. A typical surgery involves anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 grafts.

Lightsheer Laser

70% Worth It Rating

LightSheer'slaser hair removal systems can help get rid of unwanted hair on most skin types.

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