Cosmetic Dermatology

All cosmetic treatments are performed by our board certified dermatologists who are highly experienced in non-invasive rejuvenation. In particular, Dr. Kristina Collins is fellowship-trained in cosmetic dermatology and uses the most advanced and innovative techniques in neurotoxins, fillers, and laser treatments to achieve the best and most natural results.

- dysport®, botox®

- kybella®
- sclerotherapy

- restylane®, restylane L®, restylane® defyne, restylane® lyft, restylane® kysse, resytlane® defyne
- sculptra®

- virtue RF radiofrequency + microneedling

- tetra co2, tetra co2 with coolpeel®
- denave vascular laser
- deep chemical peels
- blepharoplasty

- aquagold®
- platelet rich plasma injections for hair growth

- superficial chemical peels for acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines

Overview of cosmetic devices and lasers by Cartessa Aesthetics:

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DenaVe Vascular Laser

The DenaVe laser targets blood vessels and red marks on the face and body, including rosacea, birthmarks, cherry angiomas, and broken blood vessels. Using a handpiece that creates a very specific output of energy, DenaVe is a 585-nanometer wavelength that shrinks and destroys blood vessels in a very personalized way. Its advantage over other traditional vascular lasers is that it delivers laser energy in multiple microscopic pulses rather than one large continuous wavelength, which can yield a more natural and controlled result with less pain for the patient. 

CoolPeel

CO2 lasers such as the Coolpeel stimulate your skin's collagen and help improve sun damage which include brown spots, fine lines, and loss of texture/tone. Simply put, the Coolpeel is the ultimate package for the rejuvenation of sun damaged skin and is delivered by the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. This unique laser delivers the power of conventional CO2 lasers but in higher amounts of energy and short pulses, which can prevent the bulk heating and damage traditional CO2 lasers can cause. This yields a more personalized and specific delivery of energy that can result in more predictable results with less downtime, often just 48-72 hours.  It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as scarring from surgical procedures or acne. 

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VirtueRF

The Virtue RF Microneedling platform is an ergonomic and elegant upgrade to traditional RF microneedling devices out there. The action is accomplished by 36 gold coated needles that create micro-channels in the skin to intentionally injure the skin at a certain depth and thereby stimulate the growth of new, healthy collagen. This results in the skin being more lifted, tighter and smoother! In approximately three treatments, patients will see notable improvement of fine lines as well as skin texture and tone. It can also improve the cosmetic appearance of acne scars, especially when combined with other modalities. 

PRP Therapy using Eclipse PRP® Technology

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that harnesses your body's natural growth factors to accelerate healing, stimulate collagen production and make new cells. At Austin Skin, we use PRP therapy for stimulation of hair growth, as well as to enhance the results of other rejuvenation procedures such as Aquagold, lasers, and microneedling. 

 

PRP is very appealing because a patient's own blood platelets are used to stimulate the hair follicle and/or skin. When used for male pattern baldness, most studies show that PRP effectively and safely increases terminal hair density and diameter. The process usually takes place over the course of several months, and patients often need 3 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart. This is typically followed by a maintenance routine every 6 months. 

 

The process starts with an in office blood draw by one of our certified phlebotomists. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to spin down and extract the platelets-  in fact, approximately 1.5 million platelets per microliter which has been shown to be optimal for hair growth. The PRP and its concentrated growth factors are then injected back into the skin. 

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AquaGold Fine Touch

Aquagold Fine Touch is a microchannel microinjector that painlessly and effectively delivers doses of personalized medicine to the dermis to treat a wide range of skin concerns.