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5 Cosmetic Treatments That Actually Get Rid of Acne

5 Cosmetic Treatments That Actually Get Rid of AcneDo you find pimples cover up your beautiful face and body no matter how many products you use? It might be time for you to try something different. Not only is acne embarrassing, but it can also really hurt your self-esteem. Thankfully, there are a variety of cosmetic treatments that have proven to successfully get rid of acne and give patients clear skin. It’s time to transform your appearance and life with a different kind of acne treatment. Here are the non-surgical procedures we recommend.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy For Getting Rid of Acne

If you’re looking to get rid of your acne without pain, drugs or downtime, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy might be the best option for you. IPL is a revolutionary treatment that improves moderate to severe inflammatory acne in one of the safest ways possible. Using a broad-spectrum light, the treatment stimulates collagen growth, breaks down pigment, decreases blood vessels and shrinks sebaceous glands, leaving you with smoother and brighter skin.

Typically, you’ll need three to six IPL treatments spaced two to four weeks apart for optimal results. If you have severe acne, you may need treatments every week or two weeks to get your acne under control, and monthly treatments thereafter to keep your skin clear.

IPL Therapy for Acne

IPL Therapy Combined with ReFirme for Clearer Skin

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we uniquely use IPL therapy with ReFirme, a laser skin tightening treatment, to further improve acne-prone skin. Like IPL therapy, ReFirme is a virtually painless, safe and quick treatment with no downtime. During the treatment, a combination of bipolar radio frequency and light is used to heat the dermal tissue in the targeted treatment area. When performed with an IPL treatment, this process reduces acne and smoothes the skin.

Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT Therapy) for Complex Acne Cases

For those of who have severe and complex acne, Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Therapy can help. DOT Therapy uses a fractional CO2 laser to shrink sebaceous glands, blend pigment and trigger collagen growth while improving scars and skin quality.

Other than its results, one of the best aspects of this treatment is that it can be tailored to your needs. If you’re looking to have little downtime, lower settings can be used. If, on the other hand, you have severe skin issues, we will utilize more powerful settings. The procedures are always quick, effective and performed in office.

Anti-Inflammatory Injection Therapy for Cysts and Inflamed Acne

If you suffer with cysts and inflamed acne, anti-inflammatory therapy can help by rapidly reducing your inflammation and lowering the pain you may experience with deep cysts. These injections can also painlessly stop the cyst from rupturing, which in turn prevents scarring. How does it do this? The drug that is injected into your acne fights off the bacteria in your skin that forms the inflamed acne or cyst.

Within a week after your injection therapy, you should notice that the appearance of your cyst and inflammation has been diminished and your skin texture should be improved. This treatment is mostly non-invasive and is very quick.

Skin Refining Treatments and Care

Along with injection and laser therapy, there are other cosmetic treatments that can safely and effectively reduce your acne. These include the following.

  • Medical Grade Peels include retinoic and salicylic acids, which comfortably exfoliate your skin and don’t burn it.
  • Acne Facials & Microdermabrasion exfoliate, nourish and balance your skin to control your acne and reduce your risk of breaking out.
  • Medical Grade Skin Care Products contain safe and proven ingredients that effectively keep your skin healthy and reduce acne.
  • Acne Spot Treatments use a prescription strength diuretic to help prevent and control your acne.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we offer all of the state-of-the-art treatments above with expert care, experience and attentiveness. Dr. Chernoff and our professional staff have helped hundreds of people improve their skin. If you are interested in getting rid of your acne once and for all and boosting your self-esteem, please contact us. We would love to help set you on the right path to clear skin.

You may be interested in joining our Clear Skin Club, which offers patients a combination of regular treatment regimens that are affordable. We have found that our Clear Skin Club produces the best results, keeping your skin clear and healthy over time.

Cheek Augmentation: Making Your Cheeks Look Young Again

Cheek Augmentation: Making Your Cheeks Look Young AgainBig, striking cheeks are staples of a youthful face and reveal good health. Unfortunately, as we age, our cheeks tend to hollow out and sag. Just like wrinkles, cheeks can show our old age and can even make us look older than we really are. Thankfully, cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery can bring youth back to your face. Here are a few treatments that specifically focus on making your cheeks look younger.

Juvederm Voluma Filler

You don’t need surgery to fill out your cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is FDA-approved to bring back volume to your face with injections. These injections use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring complex sugar, to treat volume loss in the hollows of of your cheeks. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in humans, it adapts to each person’s unique skin qualities to make your more voluminous cheeks look natural and as beautiful as ever.

Procedure: There aren’t many cosmetic procedures that are faster than Juvederm Voluma. Typically, the treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes to be completed, though the time can vary depending on the number of areas being treated. Injections are made by very tiny needles to shoot the hyaluronic acid into the wrinkles and fill them out. If you’re worried about pain, don’t be. The procedure is virtually painless when performed by experienced professionals like Dr. Chernoff’s physicians and nurses.

Results: After the treatment, your cheeks should appear to be naturally lifted and filled out with less wrinkles. These rejuvenating results last up to an impressive two years, delivering long-lasting improvement. Best of all, the procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You may have slight swelling or bruising a couple hours after the treatment, but you should be able to return to your normal routine right away.

Endoscopic Mid-Face Lift / Cheek Lift

Sagging cheeks caused by aging create a tired and skeletal appearance in your face that is hard to hide. While traditional facelifts may not fully treat your upper cheek, mid-face lifts do. Endoscopic mid-face lifts elevate the sagging fat pad in the cheek, making your face look perkier and fuller.

Procedure: Endoscopic mid-face lift procedures take less time than traditional facelifts. During the procedure, your surgeon makes small incisions in your face to permanently stitch fat pads to your cheeks and move the tissue in your face. This brings a youthful fullness to both the eyes and cheeks. Your desired look should be determined before your surgery with the help of computer imaging. While you are undergoing surgery, you will typically be placed under a general anesthetic or twilight.

Results: If the surgeon is experienced and the patient and surgeon have determined a realistic goal for the mid-face lift, the surgery should create the desired appearance. Patients that receive endoscopic mid-face lifts from Dr. Chernoff are routinely happy with the youthful results that are seen in their cheeks and the middle of their face. After your surgery, you may need to take about one week off of work to recover. There is usually minimally bruising, but you may experience swelling from the tiny incisions that were made.

Cheek Implants

Just like with breast augmentation, implants can be used to return volume your cheeks. They help to create a more prominent and alluring cheekbone. A variety of different cheek implants are available in different sizes, shapes and materials to achieve your desired look. You will meet with your surgeon to pick implants that best suit the appearance you want and your individual face.

Procedure: The cheek implant procedure is a simple one to understand. After an incision is made in your face, a pocket is formed and the implant is properly secured. Generally, patients are placed under local anesthesia with sedation during this outpatient procedure. It usually takes no more than 45 minutes to perform.

If you’re interested in making your cheeks look younger with cosmetic treatments, contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today! We will carefully take you through all of the options available for cheek augmentation so that we can work with you to find the best procedure to meet your needs and desires. Dr. Chernoff has brought youthful volume to many faces, and would love to use his experience to help you look young again.


How Does Gender Reassignment (Male to Female) Work?

Gender Reassignment (Male to Female) Surgery PatientDeciding to undergo gender reassignment surgery can be an emotional and life-changing choice. At Dr. Chernoff and Associates, we recognize this, which is why helping our patients achieve their physical and aesthetic desires with gender reassignment is an honor for us.

If you’re looking to have a more feminine appearance, a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments can be used to transform your look. Before surgery, you may wish to speak to our Transgender Patient Ambassadors to learn about their specific experiences. Afterwards, you’ll meet with Dr. Chernoff to discuss your appearance and your goals.

Dr. Chernoff will discuss treatment options that can help you to achieve symmetry, proportionate features and soft lines for the feminine look you’ve always dreamed of.

Transgender Surgery Options for a More Feminine Appearance

There is a plethora of surgical treatments available to achieve a more feminine look. Depending on your appearance and your goals, you may want to consider the following procedures. These are just a few of the surgical treatments available to you, so feel free to contact us to learn more.

During an eyelid lift, surgeons remove excess pads of fat and skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids to give your eyes a more youthful and feminine appearance.

Brow lifts raise your eyebrows so that your facial appearance looks less stern and masculine.

Dr. Chernoff uses a combination of a facelift and neck lift to remove excess fat and skin and correct sagging jowls. This gives your face and jawline a softer, more feminine appearance.

  •      Cheek Implants

With cheek implants, surgeons can make your cheeks look fuller, healthier and brighter.

Dr. Chernoff performs rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, to reshape the nose, making it look more proportional feminine.

Transgender patients receive facial contouring to slim and reshape specific areas of the face to make them look more feminine.

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation involves restoring hair to your head so that it grows thicker and on more areas.

During breast augmentation, Dr. Chernoff uses implants to increase the size of your breasts and perk them up.

A tummy tuck tightens your abdomen muscles and removes excess fatty tissue and skin, giving you a slimmer belly.

Dr. Chernoff uses advanced techniques to reshape your body to look more feminine.

Non-Surgical Gender Reassignment Treatment Options (Male to Female)

If you’re looking for less invasive procedures to achieve a feminine look, the following non-surgical treatments may be great options for you.

Botox erases wrinkles and raises eyebrows to give your face a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance.

During lip augmentation, patients receive injections to make their lips look fuller and more voluptuous.

Harnessing the power of light, Dr. Chernoff uses lasers to reduce unwanted lines and wrinkles and give your skin a softer look and feel.

Laser hair treatments can be used to permanently reduce the hair on your face, legs, chest, back, and any other areas with large areas of hair.

For a gentler look, radio frequency therapy tightens skin and reduces fat and cellulite in the face and body.

Dr. Chernoff offers non-surgical treatments that can reshape your body to look more feminine, including skin tightening, cellulite reduction and fat reduction.

Why Choose Dr. Chernoff for Gender Reassignment?

We here in Dr. Chernoff’s practice treat all of our patients with compassion and respect. You will be welcomed to our office with open arms, and carefully cared for throughout the entire gender reassignment process. We will do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible as you embark on your important personal journey.

Dr. Chernoff is one of the most skillful and dedicated cosmetic surgeons in the world. After medical school, he completed 8 years of intensive training in the areas of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laser therapy, breast rejuvenation and body contouring. This makes him one of the best choices for gender reassignment surgery.

It’s also important to note that he is board certified by three regulating medical authorities, meeting annual requirements and passing comprehensive written and oral exams. Dr. Chernoff combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients the best results possible. To learn more about Dr. Chernoff, click here.

If you’re interested in receiving gender reassignment surgery from Dr. Chernoff or would like to learn more, please contact us. We would love to help you change your life for the better by giving you the appearance you’ve always wanted.

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