Plastic Surgery Center of Thousand Oaks

Skin Procedures

 
When considering any cosmetic procedure, each individual should make the decision for themselves, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. The various skin procedures offered by Dr. Brian Slywka can give you an enhanced self-image and boost your self-confidence. Dr.Slywka is an expert cosmetic surgeon with a staff of skin specialists whose goal is natural-looking results. They approach each patient with a unique evaluation, and, based on your needs, will discuss the various treatments available to find the right option for you.

INJECTION PROCEDURES: Botox, Juvederm and Restylane.
Performed by Sue Ann Ferraro, RN, BSN, MSN Nurse Practioner (see bio)

BOTOX (Botulinum toxin) is used to reduce facial wrinkles. Botox blocks muscular nerve signals, then weakens the muscle so that it can't contract and diminishes your unwanted wrinkles. The number of injections needed will need depend on multiple factors, including your facial features and extent of your wrinkles.
 
JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE are biologic fillers derived from organic sources. These two fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is a component of connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid binds water and after injection, maintains a bulking effect. These fillers are used to plump up natural and acquired crease lines of the face.
 
LASER GENESIS
treats conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage. Treatments are comfortable and do not cause patient downtime.
 
DERMABRASION
Performed most often to help soften superficial crease lines in the upper and lower lip and chin, using a rotary brush.
 
CHEMICAL PEEL
Usually a TCA solution applied with gauze to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
 
EXCISIONAL PROCEDURES
Skin Cancers, the majority are removed with a local anesthetic and closed with fine sutures. All require a microscopic examination to confirm its total excision.
 
BENIGN SKIN LESIONS (moles), fatty tumors (lipomas), sebaceous cysts usually excised with a local anesthetic. EARLOBE TEARS at the site of a piercing can be repaired, and re-pierced after full healing has occurred. STRUCTURAL FAT GRAFTING
Transfer of one's own fatty tissue, usually harvested from the anterior abdominal wall, then refined to remove non-living components, and then placed into recipient tissue to restore volume loss from a surgery or the aging process.