Medical Aesthetics and Laser Treatments – Imagine the Possibilities

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Laser Treatments

When asked to name one thing they don’t like about the way they look, most people are quick to answer. Men and women both look for ways to reduce the appearance of physical imperfections and feel better about themselves. Some turn to over-the-counter products which typically fail to produce the desired results. Others undergo plastic surgery, but many people consider this option too drastic. Medical aesthetics and laser treatments can be a noninvasive and effective alternative. 

There’s a wide variety of treatments available which can be beneficial for those looking to improve their appearance without surgery. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of scars, soften the signs of aging or just want to freshen up the look of your skin, medical aesthetics and laser treatments offer numerous options.

PicoSure Laser 

Skin resurfacing treatments with the PicoSure laser can effectively reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The PicoSure laser combines thermal damage and picosecond technology to break up scars. This results in a significant reduction in their appearance, providing improved skin texture and a clearer complexion.

To address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, PicoSure treatments stimulate collagen growth in the deeper layers of the dermis, giving skin a fuller smoother look. PicoSure can also diminish dark spots. It targets the pigment with laser energy that gently vibrates, shattering it into micro-particles.


During microdermabrasion, a specialized wand with tiny abrasive crystals is used to remove dead skin cells, oil, and dirt. The body interprets this as an injury, increasing blood flow and collagen production which gives skin a fresher, younger appearance. This can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Chemical Peels

There are a number of different chemical peels. While they vary from mild to strong, each uses different acids to remove the top layer of damaged or aged skin to reveal the healthier skin below. The glycolic acid peel is one of the more popular options. It stimulates collagen production, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, a natural humectant, which hydrates the skin as well. 

Cosmetic Injections

Fillers such as the five different Juvederm products are injectable and used to rejuvenate the appearance of facial skin. They contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid that helps plump the skin and can be used to plump the lips, diminish acne scars, or to lift the skin with a “liquid facelift”.  Products like Botox and Dysport are made from botulinum toxin and are used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles by relaxing the muscle responsible for creasing the skin. 

Body Sculpting

Are you closing in on your weight loss goal but have stubborn fat deposits or poor muscle tone that’s preventing you from achieving a sculpted physique? CoolSculpting can help eliminate stubborn fat deposits without needles, surgery, or downtime. This noninvasive contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. Emsculpt can help strengthen and tone muscles. BodyFX™ is a non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and remove fat. It’s also effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Medical Aesthetics and Laser Treatments at Vive

As with any medical treatment, you should consult with your physician or medical professional to review your options and choose the treatment that’s best for you. Medical aesthetic and laser treatments offer many benefits when it comes to the health of your skin, your appearance, and your self-esteem. Best of all, they are non-invasive, unlike cosmetic surgical procedures.

Most medical aesthetic and laser treatments also provide long-lasting effects which means you can enjoy the look of beautiful skin or a toned physique for long periods of time between treatments. In fact, the effects of many treatments are permanent.

At Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, our goal is to help you look your very best and ensure your experience with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. To learn more about our many medical aesthetic services and to find out which one is right for you, schedule a consultation today!


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