At Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, P.A., we are focused on making your skin the best it can be. We use the best available scientific technology in a medical environment, to improve your appearance.
Our esthetician services at Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates in Raleigh are a complementary extension of the quality medical skincare we provide to our patients. Please schedule your consultation with one of our licensed and experienced estheticians for a skin analysis to learn how to maximize your skin’s potential with these and other skincare treatments.
Our Esthetician Services
Laser Hair Removal
The thought of not having to shave every day or reducing unwanted hair is a dream for some people. Our laser treatments for unwanted hair can make that dream a reality with a non-invasive approach to hair removal. With an 18mm spot size and DCD (cryogen spray), these treatments are faster, more comfortable, and more effective.
Both men and women of all skin types can benefit from this treatment as long as there is color in the hair. Dark hair responds best; white, gray, red, and blonde hair does not respond at all. The number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors, including follicle growth cycles and hair color.
Vascular Laser Treatment (Broken Capillaries, Angiomas, Rosacea)
We have several options for vascular concerns which include is the Candela Vbeam® Perfecta, which is the gold standard pulsed-dye laser and Optimus Lumecca IPL which restores skin by removing vascular lesions that result from sun damage or age. It is a safe and effective way to treat vascular concerns including broken capillaries, redness, acne breakouts, acne scarring, rosacea, and angiomas. If you have been searching for a treatment to help with vascular concerns, your search is over.
Hyperpigmentation Laser Treatments (Brown spots, Age spots, Melasma)
A laser targets the melanin or color in the skin. The light of the laser is absorbed by the dark spots bringing them to the surface causing a temporary darkening of the spot. After the top layer of skin sloughs off, the dark spot will lighten. Depending on the depth of the pigment and the lightness/darkness of the spot, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results.
Microneedling with PRFM
We now offer Microneedling with SkinPen® by Bellus Medical which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores. It is minimally invasive and is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.
It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.
To enhance your Microneedling results you can add PRP/PRFM. A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then applied to the skin post-treatment to stimulate collagen production. PFRM differs from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) because it creates a microscopic gel under the skin allowing it to stay in the area longer helping enhance the results.
Morpheus8 Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation
Morpheus8 is a safe and effective solution for skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. It uses Radio Frequency Microneedling to stimulate collagen and elastin as well as fat remodeling when needed in areas such as under the chin. This procedure is done in a series of 3 treatments 1 month apart to give your skin improvement with very little down time (less than a day in most cases).
A process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means. Extractions can be performed as part of a facial or as a treatment by itself, depending on how many need to be done. The esthetician may use an extractor, cotton tip swabs, and/or lancets to clear the clogged pores depending on the condition of the skin. After treatment, there may be some redness and tenderness for a day or two.
We all — men and women alike — have a desire for healthy, youthful skin. But exposure to the sun and elements, along with adverse living habits, can contribute to a sometimes less-than-desirable appearance to our skin. We offer a variety of specialized peels, varying in strength, to help you achieve your skincare goals by removing damaged outer layers. Our peels are tailored to your specific needs and concerns, including acne breakouts, redness, large pores, pigmentation, and texture. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and back.
Ear piercing is the practice of using a needle gun to make holes through the ear lobe so that jewelry can be worn in them. At the Cosmetic and Laser Center, we only pierce the earlobes and no other parts of the ear or body. We offer safe treatment in a clinical environment for the convenience of our patients.
Customized Skincare Regimens
Customized skincare regimens are available for all of our patients that need guidance with their skincare. Whether you have concerns about acne, scarring, anti-aging, redness, dryness, oily skin, or sun damage, we will customize a regimen for you including samples of the products to get your skin in the healthiest condition possible at any age.
Schedule an Appointment
To best serve our clients, Blue Ridge Dermatology has two convenient locations in Raleigh, North Carolina. Call 919-781-1050 to schedule an appointment today.