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Spider veins, red birthmarks and port-wine stains- these dilated vascular birthmarks can range from unattractive to disfiguring.  Particularly when the red markings are present on the face or neck, they can be a source of psychological and social distress. 

Traditional treatment methods for vascular malformations have included cryosurgery, (freezing the birthmark), conventional surgery, ablative laser surgery and the use of steroid medications.  These treatments can be effective, though sometimes painful, and often associated with lengthy recovery times.  They may damage healthy skin and result in scarring.

"Watch birthmarks fade away - at the speed of light!"

Modern ND-Yag vascular lasers selectively target diseased blood vessels while sparing surrounding tissues. Furthermore, contemporary vascular lasers are non-ablative, which means they do not cause skin sloughing.  As our vascular lasers have long wavelengths, they penetrate the skin and selectively target the diseased birthmark, while leaving the skin intact.

Don't like a red birthmark?  Are unwanted red bumps or blotches becoming annoying?  Modern ND-Yag laser treatments can quickly and comfortably eliminate these problems, without surgery or down-time.

Since vascular lesions may benefit from either ND-Yag therapy or sclerotherapy, we offer consultations to outline a specific plan for your individual situation.  Call (480) 844- 7546(SKIN) to get started. 


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More than a cosmetic breakthrough, this is the medicine which began the non-surgical revolution.  Botox has been ranked by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as the most popular aesthetic procedure for the 4th year in a row.  Over 3 million treatments were performed last year alone.  Why is Botox still so wildly popular?

To shed some light on this issue, let's consider the following scenario: Pam, a hardworking mom, notices the furrows and frown-lines between her eyebrows becoming etched deeper and deeper on her forehead.  The lines in addition to making her look anxious and angry, make her just feel... well... just plain old.  Here is where the magic of Botox comes in.  With just one quick 10 minute procedure - a few tiny injections administered in the trouble areas-years of wrinkles gently melt away, within days of the treatment.  And, the new relaxed look can last for months, with successive treatments typically being increasingly effective.  Furthermore, since Botox relaxes the muscles which cause wrinkles to form, regular treatments can also help to slow new wrinkle formation.  But it all comes back to is this- what other treatment can turn back the clock 5 to 10 years with a quick 10 minute treatment.  Is it any wonder Botox is so popular?

Another plus is that results look natural.  As opposed to the drastic changes of plastic surgery, Botox produces gentle, gradual changes in the skin-leaving others to wonder what it is that is making you look younger. And as for discomfort, most patients compare the treatment sensation to a bug bite.

Why waste another penny on ineffective wrinkle creams and lotions- why not consider the procedure which has received the highest rating for patient satisfaction of all physician-administered treatments, several years in a row.  Has the cost kept you from trying it? Actually, compared to other facial aesthetic procedures, Botox is one of the least expensive options available, yet has the top patient satisfaction.  Furthermore, you can feel confident that you are in expert hands at Advanced Skin and Laser, as we are proud to be members of the official Botox Cosmetic Physician's Network.  To provide you the widest treatment options available, we stay abreast the latest techniques in Botox administration.  From crow's feet and worry lines, to smoker's and frown lines, during your personal consultation, our professionals can design a treatment plan best suited for your individual goals. 


Botox Highlights
• Softens dynamic wrinkles by relaxing overactive facial muscles
• Effective between the brow's, at edges of the eyes, on the nose, lips and forehead
• Smooths worry lines, lipstick lines, frown lines, crow's feet and bunny lines
• Improves both vertical neck wrinkles and horizontal neck bands (turkey neck)
• Botox "Brow Lift" - can give the eyes a wider, more open appearance
• Quick, 10 minute treatment  
• Minimal Discomfort



Are facial wrinkles, thinning lips, or skin folds making you look older than you feel?  Consider Juvederm, a premier dermal filler. Since its introduction in 2006, Juvederm has become one of the most widely used wrinkle filler in the U.S.

“Sculpted lips... in 30 minutes”

Juvederm safely and naturally smooths folds and wrinkles, and plumps even the thinnest lips.  The perfect compliment to the wrinkle-relaxer Botox, Juvederm works by filling-in wrinkles and adding volume to the skin.  Stubborn wrinkles are erased and lips are augmented, creating fuller, sensuous lips.  You can enjoy more pronounced lips or a soft, pouting look with a simple, 30 minute Juvederm treatment. 

“A natural beauty lift…”

Unlike collagen injections, no skin testing is required with Juvederm.  Older collagen injections were derived from cow collagen, requiring sensitivity testing.  Juvederm is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already present in our bodies.  This eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission and minimizes allergic reactions.

“A new look… without surgery…”

Another reason for Juvederms's popularity, is that years are taken off without looking artificial.  Many don't want the drastic changes of surgery, but prefer a natural, but younger look.  And with surgery, there is always the little problem of what to do if you hate your new look!  Juvederm's effect is long lasting, but not permanent, so it is easy to try out a new look.

Since Juvederm lasts about twice as long as collagen injections, treatments are more economical.  Many areas can be treated such as the lips, folds between the nose and corner of the mouth and 'marionette lines', deep lines extending downward from the corners of the mouth.  Vertical lines around the lips are particularly popular, since left untreated lipstick can bleed into these lines, leading some to call these irritating wrinkles, 'lipstick lines'.

Of course, other fillers are also available, with each having unique and specific benefits.

Ready to soften those tell-tale facial lines?  Want fuller, kissable lips? Let us help determine if Juvederm is right for you!


Juvederm Highlights
• Adds volume to smooth out folds and fill-in wrinkles
• Immediate results which last about 6 months
• Safe and natural, no skin testing required                                                                                                                • Treatment can often be done same day as your consultation
• Treats worry lines, nasolabial folds, smile lines and acne scars



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No one cares for unsightly spider or varicose veins.  Here in Arizona, where it is shorts weather year round, these unsightly veins are even more undesirable.  However, when deciding how to get rid of the annoying veins, the decision can be daunting.  Today there are superficial lasers, salt injections and light sources which claim to treat varicose veins.  In truth, all of these modalities will fail if the origin of the problem is not first sought out.

We have a branch of our practiced dedicated exclusively to vein care; it is called Advanced Vein Center.  We are experts in treatment of veins, with thousands of non-surgical vein treatments performed.  We recommend treatment options only after performing a careful examination to determine the source of the unwanted spider or varicose veins.  We have the latest  modalities available to safely and effectively treat any size varicose vein.  Employing endovascular laser ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, we have helped many patients avoid painful vein stripping surgery.  Our office accepts most insurance plans and handles all of the insurance paperwork for you. 

If you have trouble with varicose veins or spider veins, you deserve to be well informed about today's modern treatment options. For this reason, we have a separate website which thoroughly describes our approach to vein treatment.

Please see for complete information regarding our modern non-surgical vein care.

Vein Treatment Highlights
• Both varicose and spider veins treated without surgery and without down-time
• Endovenous laser, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and ND-Yag laser treatments
• We accept most insurance plans, and are an in-network provider for many plans
• Color duplex ultrasound mapping directs treatment to origin of veins
• Expert evaluation of veins, leg ulcers and hemorrhoids (rectal varicose veins)


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