Not Just Facials: Botox®, Skin Care, Laser Hair Removal and Varicose Vein Treatment for a Safe and Beautifying Medical Spa Experience
Patients interested in Botox® injections, laser hair removal, varicose vein treatments, stretch mark removal and other skin care concerns can rely on Glad Aesthetics for the most advanced and safe treatments available! You will discover immediately that Dr. Gladnick’s love for state-of-the-art technology is not limited to ophthalmology and optometry! Our facility houses over $1 million in laser equipment and offers the least-invasive procedures available.
Botox®, Restylane®, Juvederm® and Fillers
Dr. Gladnick administers all injectables himself and insists on using only the brand names–“the real thing”–for our patients. With these anti-aging skin care treatments, wrinkles and deep skin folds are diminished and more youthful skin emerges! Facial fillers available at our medical spa in Palm Bay, FL include:
• lip fillers
• cheek fillers
• wrinkle fillers
Contact our office to schedule a consultation and get the current Botox® cost and treatment plan right for you.
Boost Collagen and Reduce Wrinkles with Pelleve
Collagen naturally plumps the skin, making it appear younger. Pelleve is an FDA-approved procedure that uses radio waves to stimulate collagen production. You can see results from your first treatment!
Anti-Aging Facials, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
Reveal your youngest skin possible when you include these procedures in your skin care regimen. Our aestheticians align your treatment with your complexion and skin type. Facials deeply clean and revitalize your skin. Chemical peels refine and regenerate. Microdermabrasion smooths and polishes. Ask us which anti-aging skin care or acne treatment is best for your skin, whether you’re looking to address fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation or skin damage. Anti-aging skin care facial peels available at our medical spa in Palm Bay, FL include:
• chemical peel
• TCA peel
• glycolic acid peel
• salicylic acid peel
• lactic acid peel
• Vitamin C peel
• chemical peel for acne scars
Call our office to schedule a consultation and get the latest facial peel cost and treatment plans right for you.
Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Intense pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage. This laser can work on any part of your body that has brown spots, freckles, redness or tiny veins.
Fractional skin resurfacing also addresses common skin conditions due to the aging process. This laser skin treatment reduces acne scars, reduces pore size, diminishes wrinkles and tightens skin. You may also see it referred to as laser skin tightening. The fractional laser can be used on the face, hands and arms.
Laser Hair Removal with Palomar® IPL Laser
Get rid of embarrassing unwanted hair and painful ingrown hair. Laser hair removal is safe, painless and effective on all skin types. Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser hair removal uses a cool laser, so you don’t feel any heat or discomfort. If you prefer, we also offer face and body waxing services. The area to be treated determines waxing and laser hair removal cost.
Quick and Easy Varicose Vein Removal and Spider Vein Removal
Used to minimize the appearance of spider veins and reticular veins, laser vein removal is a high-tech alternative to painful sclerotherapy (vein injections) and varicose vein surgery. Improve the appearance of your legs with a short procedure (less than 30 minutes) that requires no downtime.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Consult with Dr. Gladnick, board-certified eye surgeon, to fix droopy eyelids. The procedure, called blepharoplasty, can be performed on upper or lower eyelids, or both. If you have bags under your eyes or droopy lids, this out-patient surgery can give you younger looking eyes. Even though you may hear it referred to as an “eye lift” the procedure really removes excess fat and skin, making it only appear as though the lids are lifted. There is no need to suffer with sagging eyelids. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. You can reduce and smooth frown lines to provide a more youthful appearance as well as improve the appearance of scars. Watch the video from of three women who tried Botox for the first time (Newbeauty.com)
Injectable wrinkle fillers and dermal fillers have become more popular with the instant effect they have addressing skin sagging and wrinkle problems that result from aging, sun damage, skin trauma, scarring, or disease. The Injectable wrinkle and dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, hollow cheeks and eyes, receding chins, thinning lips, and wrinkles between the eyes and may even be used to hide nose bumps or fill in and plump thinning skin on the hands.
Dermal Fillers can be used to correct problem areas such as laugh lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines but there are also ways to use Dermal Fillers to enhance certain features. The most popular being the cheekbones, chins, jaw lines and eyebrows. Treatment can take as short a time as 30 minutes depending on the number of injection sites and the injectables used. These injections are virtually painless and the results can be seen almost immediately.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are numerous types of Dermal Fillers available to choose from including Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse and more. The effects of Dermal Fillers can last from 3-18 months depending on which filler is used and in which location it is injected. In some cases the Dermal Fillers will stimulate your skin to make its own collagen which means you may have improvement that lasts for years after the Dermal Filler has dissolved.
We only use fillers that are made to be biocompatible with human skin which lessens the chance for an allergic reaction and none of our fillers are made using animal products. Before you make any decision it’s a good idea to browse over the before and after photo section to see the results of the treatment you are interested in receiving.
- Chemical Peels
TYPES OF CHEMICAL PEELS
There’s a big difference between salon facial peels and medical peels. Medical chemical peels allow for a higher percentage of concentration of acid and at a PH level that can actually penetrate the problem area of your skin.
There are different types of chemical peels, each is effective in different ways depending upon the skin conditions to be corrected.
Retinoids (Retinoid Creams / Topical Solutions) have direct anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Topical agents promote exfoliation of the skin which helps thin the skin and reduce obstruction causing oils and bacterias to be trapped under the skin.
AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids) anti-aging action can be compared to retinoids, but work differently. These acids interfere with certain enzymes that lead to the breaking away of the cells from each other, creating exfoliation – “metabolic action”. AHA acids are able to thin the epidermis, which allows for increased oxygen and nutrient transfer to the skin. The result is increased collagen production and blood circulation.
Glycolic acid treatments
The most common AHA acids are glycolic and lactic acids. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar-crops such as sugarcane, sugar beets it has high acidity, easy solubility and excellent capability to penetrate skin; improves circulation by stimulating skin cells.
Lactic extracted from milk. It is the only alpha hydroxy acid that occurs as a natural metabolite of healthy skin cells, so it doesn’t irritate the skin. Lactic acid is unique in its proven ability to boost the skin’s immune system and to help prevent abnormal precancerous growth. Lactic acid can also stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastic fibers in the dermal layer of the skin. Over a period of time, the skin surface will begin to look younger and smoother.
The best known BHA acid (Beta-Hydroxy Acids) is salicylic acid which is derived from sodium phenolate (aspirin). It has a high affinity for lipids and exerts its keratolytic effect inside the pores – making it a helpful therapy for acne and reduce the inflamation of acne or other skin conditions. Similar to the AHA acids, it helps thin the epidermis and allow for increased oxygen transfer and nutrients between skin layers.
TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) is a much stronger acid than AHA. The destructive activity is a consequence of its acidity, but in peels, it is rapidly neutralized as it progresses through the layers of the skin – leading to reactivation or renewal of skin proteins. It is successful in the treatment of brown or age spots many people experience as well as treating small lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a popular procedure that helps to gently exfoliate surface layers of skin using abrasion and suction. Microdermabrasion uses fine crystals or minute diamond-studded tips to abrade the skin and vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells.
* Refreshed skin
* No downtime
* Non-invasive and painless
* Safe and effective on all skin types
Watch the video on how the microdermabrasion technique is performed on your skin:
Pellevé™ is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure to safely treat facial wrinkles with virtually no pain and little downtime. Using advanced radiowave technology, the Pellevé system precisely heats the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis, or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, which improves skin firmness. The result is a naturally refreshed appearance.
Unlike other skin tightening systems, Pellevé doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling. Patients can expect to feel a deep warming sensation each time the hand piece touches the area being treated. Because the skin is not numb, the patient can describe the depth of the feeling to the doctor, which helps to ensure the best possible results. They can also return to home or work immediately. Side effects may include mild discomfort during the procedure within the treatment area. Mild swelling and redness may also occur and typically go away within 2 to 24 hours after treatment.
Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on the face, including the eye area. Many people start to see results after just one treatment, with lasting improvement in skin tightness and tone for up to six months. Because a full facial treatment takes only about an hour with little, if any, recovery time, Pellevé fits easily into busy schedules. For the best results, it’s important to choose an aesthetician who is experienced in administering Pellevé.
Watch the video:
- Skin Facials
Hydrating and or peel
If your skin has become dry, dull, and flaky, our aesthetics division will bring your skin back in balance with our rejuvenating peel or hydrating skin facials. Soft supple skin is revealed after treatment.
- Skin Resurfacing
SKIN RESURFACING- laser treatment with no down time
Fractional Laser Treatment
The Benefits of Fractional Resurfacing:
The foremost benefit of Fractional Resurfacing treatment is that it gives the skin a youthful look. The oily texture of the skin is controlled, producing an even skin texture. It also reduces large pores and visible acne scars.
In Fractional restructuring treatment, large laser beams are split into 100 small laser beams that are perfectly positioned. It is done in a way that the laser beam reaches the smallest portions of the skin surface. The treated areas are called micro thermal zones. While treating the affected skin it preserves the healthy ones with closely spaced laser. This is not only effective but also comfortable.
After the treatment the skin may look red or pink for few days. It may also get slightly swollen. It is therefore recommended that patients stay indoors for two days after the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing sessions:
The number of sessions depends on the individual requirement. Moderate to normal cases require a minimum of three to five sessions per month while in severe cases this number increases. After four to six month, the skin’s appearance is noticeably improved.
- Laser Hair Removal
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Glad Aesthetics Center uses the latest technologies for the permanent reduction and Laser hair removal of unwanted body hair. Glad Aesthetics services the greater Palm Bay area, Florida.
Permanent laser hair removal
Laser hair removal remains the #1 cosmetic laser treatment performed in the United States. Facial hair, underarm hair, bikini, legs, back and other parts are easily eliminated using the latest in diode laser hair reduction technologies. For permanent hair removal, the hair follicle’s bulb, bulge, and papilla must be destroyed using joules of light energy. IPL laser hair removal requires a target (melanin) to see the actual hair within the follicle so it is not as effective with blonde and white (gray) hair individuals. The number of treatments vary based upon the hair growth cycles of various body locations and is safe and comfortable to the patient.
- Laser Vein Removal
LASER VEIN REMOVAL
Vein Treatment in Palm Bay
Glad Aesthetics offer a wide variety of treatment options for unwanted leg veins and facial veins including lasers and injectable therapies. Laser vein treatments effectively treat facial veins and unwanted leg veins that are superficial residing in the epidermal area of the skin. Lasers work very well in eliminating spider veins and telangectasias by selective photocoagulating of the unwanted vein by targeting hemoglobin (oxy and de-oxy). The laser light energy is selectively absorbed by hemoglobin but the real target is the blood vessel wall which is achieved by thermal transfer. Selectivity ensures that the thermal effect is limited to the vessel and the surrounding tissue structures are spared.
Laser vein works in 1-2 sessions, and treatments are approximately 4-6 weeks apart depending upon the area and extent of the treatment. Laser vein treatments have advantages over traditional sclerotherapy as it allows for better coverage of areas, not limited to certain body areas, and is painless to the patient for spider veins, telangectasias, and blue reticular veins. Treatments are done in 15 minute or 30 minute sessions which is ample time to cover the affected areas.
Reasons for the development of unwanted facial and leg veins range from genetics, lifestyle, sun damage, workplace factors, and hormonal changes (ie pregnancies). Laser vein treatments eliminate the veins that are present at this time, new unwanted spider veins and telangectasias can continue to appear after the treatments so maintenance is sometimes necessary for total clearance.
Give yourself the gift of being able to show off your legs without the unwanted look of spider veins. Clearance rates vary from 80% to 100% and is very affordable. Avoid the pain and discomfort of traditional sclerotherapy of leg veins and enjoy wearing shorts and dresses again without the appearance of unwanted veins.
What is an IPL Photo Rejuvenation Treatment?:
IPL is Intense Pulsed Light treatment which is non-invasive and safe to reduce visible signs of spider veins and other skin issues such as dark spots, scarring, under-eye circles and fine lines.
What to Expect during an IPL Treatment
During this procedure there is little or no discomfort. Expect minor swelling or redness to occur immediately after treatment but will disappear soon after. Patients usually experience results 10 to 14 days after treatment. Depending upon severity of the case, multiple treatments may be necessary for optimum results.
- Laser Skin Tightening
LASER SKIN TIGHTENING
Tighten loose skin without surgery Glad Cosmetic Center in Palm Bay, Florida performs tightening of loose skin without surgery. Loose skin is usually visible on the following areas: underarm, cheeks, neck area, abdomen, knees or other areas. Skin tightening lasers may offer you the solution to avoid surgery, excessive expense or downtime associated with other treatments. Skin tightening lasers can be used wherever loose skin is visible on the body and is safe and effective for all body areas where there is no prominent bony structures.
Skin tightening for all body areas use infrared laser energies to heat the reticular dermis to effect tightening of the skin. Newer infrared technologies heat the lower dermis responsible for skin contraction and results are achieved in a manner of a few treatments. RF Technologies (radiofrequency) can either be incorporated with infrared light or is used for larger body areas such as the thighs, abdomen, or flanks. The treatments are safe for all skin types with no age restrictions and the typical treatment takes (30) minutes or less depending upon the body area.
There are (2) different ways of creating skin tightening and are not independent of each other and in fact are complimentary to the other. (1) Collagen stimulation or remodeling is used to increase skin density and in turn causes the skin to become more taught and stretched. (2) Collagen shrinkage is used when the lower reticular dermis is wounded and there is a contraction of the reticular dermis thus creating the skin tightening effect. Together, facial atrophy, facial wrinkling, and large body pre-mature wrinkling can be corrected.
Collagen remodeling require an inflammatory response of the skin to heat, typically this is done at the papillary dermis. This controlled wounding stimulates fibroblast activity (collagen growth) that replaces lost collagen. Collagen shrinkage is achieved by bulk heating of various body and facial areas that will cause the collagen shrinkage in the papillary dermis thus achieving the contraction of the skin.
Results will vary depending upon skin condition, age, and overall health. Typical protocols require 3-5 treatments but results can vary based upon the amount of skin tightening desired, the area for skin tightening, and the total area requested. The treatments are not painful, there is no need for anaesthetic, and there is no “downtime” to the procedures. Final results last between 6-12 months depending upon lifestyle issues and maintenance is required for long-term results. Individuals whose weight fluctuate, are sedentary, or continue to damage the skin (i.e. UV rays) may not achieve long-term results.
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
BLEPHAROPLASTY- Eyelid Surgery
(Dr. Gladnick is a board certified eye surgeon with 20 years of experience)
What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. The term “eyelid lift” is a misnomer because the eyelid is not lifted during surgery.
Why is eyelid surgery performed?
If an individual has excess skin and fat on the upper lid, it can create an aged appearance, puffiness and a heavy looking eyelid. In extreme cases it can obstruct vision.
Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat. Sometimes an individual will need to tighten the eyelid to correct a droopy appearance. Fat can also be added to improve droopiness or sagging as well filling out a hollowed appearance.
See before and after photos for blepharoplasty
- Face and Body Waxing
FACE AND BODY WAXING
Almost any area of the body can be waxed – eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, back, abdomen and wherever there is hair growth. Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal where hair is removed at the root. Waxing lasts for about six weeks then the procedure has to be repeated.