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At Avanti Skin Center of Louisville, we offer rejuvenation treatments for skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, and sun damage.

We use the latest non-surgical technology including lasers, skin tightening, peels, fillers, microdermabrasion to turn back time and help you discover healthier, better-looking skin.

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Injectables

Neuromodulators, dermal fillers, collagen induction, double-chin reduction, and spider vein elimination.

Botox® or Dysport®

Facial wrinkle treatment with noticeable results.

Both Botox® and Dysport® injections are simple, non-surgical treatments that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

What are Botox and Dysport injectables?

A prescription medicine, made of a purified protein that temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in adults younger than 65 years of age.

How does it work?

A simple, non-surgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines to form between the brows. Individual results may vary.

Is it a painful treatment?

We may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.

Will I have any downtime?

There is typically no downtime after your treatment. It is the perfect lunch time beauty enhancement.

Possible but not common side effects?

Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.

When will I see results from a treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days.

How long does it last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary. You can receive injections every 3 to 4 months to help you maintain the results, as long as you don’t have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects.

Please read these pre/post-treatment instructions.

Juvéderm®

Wrinkles, depressed scars and lip enhancement treatment.

Have you lost the luscious and full lips you had in your twenties, or always just admired them in others? Are there fine vertical creases in and above your lips? Do those deep creases and frown lines make you look unhappy or tired.

These effects of aging, sun exposure, and heredity can be improved by using dermal fillers.

Juvéderm diminishes the appearance of static wrinkles that are present when the face is at rest. Other popular uses include lip augmentation, filling nasolabial folds, creases around the mouth, vertical lip lines, forehead and frown lines, and depressed scars.

What is Juvéderm filler?

Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid — a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.

How does it work?

Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

How long does the treatment take and when will I see results?

The injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate.

Will I have any downtime?

There’s minimal recovery or downtime with possibly some bruising. This can usually be covered with makeup.

Microneedling

Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, creates hundreds of tiny wounds in the top layer of skin using fine needles. This treatment successfully helps repair skin from the effects of aging, as well as pigment issues, sun damage, and acne scars.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that delivers tiny punctures to the skin using micro-fine needles. This causes healing to take place in the skin and stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin.

What does microneedling treat?

  • Repairs visible scars
  • Reverses sun damage and pigmentation issues
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightens skin

What should I expect after my microneedling treatment?

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream will be applied to minimize the slight pain that is felt during the procedure. After the treatment you will have some inflammation, however this will be temporary and will subside greatly within several hours. Mild swelling reduces over one day. Your skin may remain a little red for two days after the treatment. The inflammation and swelling can be soothed with topical creams applied after the procedure.

Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation. Sunscreen should always be used to protect the skin. A good mineral makeup, such as glominerals™ is an excellent makeup to use after the treatment.

How many treatments are recommended and what results should I see?

Three treatments are recommended for increasing collagen and elastin production. However, you will see improvement after only one treatment. Scar reduction may require more than three treatments.

After the treatment, your skin begins to heal itself immediately, producing new collagen that stays active for approximately a year. This new collagen and increased elastin production will provide you with younger, healthier, and firmer-looking skin.

You will notice fewer wrinkles, fine lines, and a reduction in acne scars. Most of all you will experience better overall tone and texture in your skin.

Kybella®

A non-surgical treatment that dissolves a double chin.

Avanti is pleased to offer the latest FDA-approved injectable treatment that melts away chin fat: Kybella®. Until now, those who wanted to reduce a double chin — also known as submental fullness — would have to resort to liposuction. No longer is this surgical procedure necessary to eliminate a double chin. Finally, a non-surgical way to simply and easily dissolve that fat!

How long do Kybella results last?

When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella dissolves the fat cells. Once gone, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the desired result is achieved, no further treatment is needed.

When will I see results?

Kybella results are seen within several weeks of the treatment.

How does Kybella dissolve a double chin?

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Will I experience any side effects from Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved treatment. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.

Can Kybella be used in any other area?

Kybella is only approved for the treatment of fat occurring below the chin, and it is not known if Kybella is safe or effective for treatment outside of this area.

Sclerotherapy

Safe and successful vein treatment.

Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating superficial talangiectasis, or “spider veins.” During the procedure, a saline solution called a sclerosing agent is injected into the veins. The process causes a gradual fading of the treated vessels and ultimately they disappear over a period of several months.

Does sclerotherapy work for everyone?

Most people treated have good results. However, there is no guarantee that sclerotherapy will be effective in every case. Approximately 10% of patients who undergo sclerotherapy have poor to fair results.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments differs from patient to patient depending on the extent of spider veins present. One to six or more treatments may be needed. The average number of treatments is three to four. Individual veins usually require one to three treatments.

How long is each sclerotherapy session?

The injection portion of each session takes only 15 to 30 minutes on average to complete, though this can vary depending on the size and extent of the treatment area.

Do I have to limit any activity after the treatment?

Walking regularly after you you have had sclerotherapy is recommended. This encourages good circulation. However, you should not participate in any strenuous activity for the initial days after your treatment.

Can sclerotherapy be done on the arms or face?

Yes, it is currently considered safe to perform sclerotherapy on the hands, arms, and face. We will discuss in detail options for treating blemishes and vein problems in these delicate areas.

What are the most common side effects of sclerotherapy?

Bruising, which will last one to several weeks. Use of support hose may be recommended, and avoidance of alcohol and anticoagulant medications for 72 hours prior to each treatment session may minimize effects.

  • Approximately 30% of patients notice a discoloration of light brown streaks after treatment. In rare instances, this darkening of the vein may persist for four to twelve months.
  • Some may experience mild pain at the site of the injection. The veins may be tender to the touch after treatment. The pain is usually temporary and, in most cases, lasts from 1-7 days.
  • Blood accumulation in treated vessels may present a tender bump at the treatment site. The use of prescribed compression hosiery will minimize this possibility.

Please read these pre/post-treatment instructions.

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Radiofrequency Technology

Body contouring, smoother skin, and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

TempSure® Envi

Wrinkle reduction and facial skin tightening system.

If you have been looking for a non-surgical option for rejuvenating your skin, the TempSure® Envi Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Tightening System is exactly the solution for you.

How does Pellevé reduce wrinkles and tighten skin?

The TempSure Envi procedure uses radiofrequency technology to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. This technology causes the top layer of skin to remain protected as the heat causes the collagen deep inside the skin to contract and stimulate new growth over time. This new collagen growth results in firmer, tighter-looking skin in the treated area and will continue to improve as it rebuilds over the next six months.

What is TempSure Envi?

The treatment begins with a protective gel being applied to the facial areas being treated. Then, a hand-piece using precise advanced radio-wave technology glides over the areas. You will feel a deep warming sensation in the skin. Patients who have had the treatment have described it as an enjoyable warm facial massage.

Is TempSure Envi safe?

TempSure Envi treatments are a safe, innovative, and FDA-approved treatment that tightens the skin and smooths facial wrinkles with a warm, gentle massage. Amazingly enough, you will see “long-lasting” firmer, tighter skin that will continue to improve daily with only one treatment. You will enjoy even better results with two to four treatments.

Are side effects and downtime a concern?

The exciting news about this revolutionary procedure is that there is no downtime! You may experience some mild swelling and redness, but it typically goes away within a few hours to a day.

How long do results from TempSure Envi treatment last?

Many patients see immediate results after just one treatment, but you will continue to see
improvement for up to six months from new collagen production.

TempSure® Firm

Exciting body skin tightening system.

The TempSure® Firm System provides a non-invasive, pain-free RF treatment for the body, resulting in smoother skin and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

What is TempSure Firm?

TempSure Firm treatments result in firmer skin and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. The treatment begins with a protective gel being applied to the target areas. Then, a hand-piece using precise advanced radio wave technology glides over the areas. You will feel a deep warming sensation in the skin. Patients who have had the treatment have described it as an enjoyable warm massage. This treatment can be applied to the abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs.

Are side effects and downtime a concern?

Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and is pain-free. Patients say it feels like a warm massage. There is no downtime.

How long do results from TempSure Firm treatment last?

Many patients see immediate results after just one treatment, but you will continue to see
improvement for up to six months from new collagen production.

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Light Therapies

Non-invasive treatments for light to moderate sun damage, actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions), age spots, rosacea, and acne.

Cutera® Photo Genesis – IPL

Skin redness, brown spots, and sun damage treatment.

The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) seeks out and safely destroys red and brown abnormal pigmentation at the skin surface. We utilize a state-of-the-art, real time individual pulse-calibrated light source technology to accurately and safely treat you without the risk of under or overexposure.

What does IPL treat?

  • Any part of your face, neck, chest, arms, hands
  • Skin redness
  • Telangiectasia (tiny veins)
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Brown spots and age spots

What does the treatment do?

We will customize your treatment to your skin type and treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

How long will the treatments take and how many treatments will I need?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour. Two to four treatments are usually sufficient to see results.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffused redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

Photodynamic Therapy

Mild to severe acne, appearance of acne scars, and sun damage.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive method of treating common facial skin conditions, such as age spots, rosacea, and acne. By combining a photosensitizing solution called Levulan® and a light source system, photodynamic therapy targets specific skin cells while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.

What is Photodynamic Therapy used for?

Photodynamic therapy was originally used to treat pre-cancerous lesions. Later, it was used for rosacea, facial wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. The most recent and innovative treatment is Photodynamic acne therapy, which is becoming a great alternative to medications such as Accutane® for the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

How does PDT work?

A photosensitizer agent is applied to the skin and is absorbed into sebaceous glands. It is then activated by a blue-light is used for 8-12 minutes, which leads to shrinkage of these glands. This results in significant improvement in moderate to severe cystic acne.

Is PDT uncomfortable?

During the PDT treatment, the skin is washed several times and the photosensitizer agent is applied, which may cause a slight stinging sensation. You may have some itching and a mild sunburn feeling immediately following the treatment.

What can I expect for the first week following treatment?

The skin will be extremely red and slightly swollen (most likely around the eyes). This will subside in 3-7 days following the treatment. Applications of ice or cold packs will help. After about 48-72 hours the top layer of your skin will scale, flake, and peel off.

Sun exposure must be avoided for the week following the treatment. You will be given post care instructions and products to help minimize these effects.

What are some side effects?

Although allergic reactions are rare, some patients may experience an allergic reaction to the active agent. Before undergoing photodynamic therapy, we will discuss the side effects, risks, and benefits with you.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing addresses fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, age spots, uneven coloration, skin tone, and skin laxity.

Fraxel re:store™

Skin resurfacing, fine lines, scars, age spots, and skin laxity.

The original and most popular Fraxel treatment, Fraxel re:store, can resurface damaged skin and uncover the skin of your youth — all with minimal impact on your daily routine. For men and women of all ages. For all skin colors and types. Fraxel treatment be used for the face, neck, chest, and hands.

What does Fraxel treat?

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots and uneven coloration
  • Skin tone
  • Skin laxity

What are the benefits?

  • Improved overall skin tone and texture
  • Improved appearance of acne scars
  • Improved appearance of surgical scars
  • Reduced wrinkles and age spots
  • Skin tightening

How many treatments will I need?

Each person’s skin is different, but in general, most people maximize their results in just 3 to 5 sessions. We recommend that they are spaced every 2 to 6 weeks.

Does Fraxel treatment hurt?

Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having too much sun. It usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours.

What are the possible side effects?

You will have some degree of redness and swelling. The intensity and duration depends on how aggressive the treatment was and your particular healing characteristics. Other temporary side-effects may include minor itching, dry skin, peeling or flaking, and a bronze skin tone. You will be given products and instructions on how to treat and minimize these effects. Downtime should be expected but most return to regular activities within two to three days.

Please read these pre/post-treatment instructions.

CO2RE® Aesthetics

Skin resurfacing for the face, neck, and chest

For mild to severe skin damage, this advanced (CORE) Fractional CO2 laser system gives us the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously, with dramatic differences after only one treatment.

What does it treat?

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Age spots and uneven coloration
  • Skin tone
  • Skin laxity

What are the benefits?

  • Improved overall skin tone and texture
  • Improved appearance of acne scars
  • Improved appearance of surgical scars
  • Reduced wrinkles and age spots
  • Skin tightening

Does it hurt and are there risks?

Discomfort varies depending on the depth of the treatment. Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure. After the treatment, most patients describe the post-procedure feeling as a bad sunburn for about 12 hours to 2 days. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

In patients with more natural pigment, there is also the risk of increased or hyperpigmentation after treatment. Avoiding sun exposure and the use of bleaching creams can help decrease this risk.

What can I expect after my procedure?

Following the treatment, you will feel a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. Depending on the depth at which the treatment was performed, the swelling, redness and peeling can be quite dramatic. Taking some Benadryl at night will help as well as cold compresses.

Approximately day 5 or 6, the swelling will subside. You can also expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last 7-10 days.

How long will the results last?

The CO2RE results are dramatic. You will continue to age, but this treatment will turn back the clock and provide you with younger-looking skin.

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SkinMedica® Chemical Peels

SkinMedica’s comprehensive chemical peel system offers three levels of acid strengths, designed to produce various degrees of exfoliation based on your individual needs.

Illuminize Peel™ | Mild exfoliation

An Illuminize Peel is a non-invasive, very superficial chemical peel that utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling. It uses a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids, in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents, to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation.

  • Increase skin glow and radiance.
  • Tightens the skin and restores a more youthful appearance.
  • Improves clarity, color and skin texture.
  • Patients achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort.
  • Appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel.
  • Little or no visible peeling.

Vitalize Peel™ | Moderate Exfoliation

A Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin.

  • Improve acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photodamage
  • Visible improvement after one treatment
  • Significant results after a series of treatments
  • Can be customized for the treatment of each specific condition
  • Little or no or downtime

Rejuvenize Peel™ | Advanced Exfoliation

The Rejuvenize Peel is an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal down time.

  • Helps improve acne, sun damage, melasma, pigmentary changes, and acne scarring.
  • Noticeable improvement with just one peel.
  • Minimal downtime.

Please read these pre/post-treatment instructions.

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Laser Hair Removal

Safe, fast, and comfortable permanent hair reduction.

Cutera Solera ProWave

Removal of facial and body hair.

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera ProWave hair removal system. No more painful waxing, electrolysis, or razors! The ProWave delivers 21st-century technology for the treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.

What is the ProWave difference?

The ProWave hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera’s newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the handpiece to treat large areas such as women’s legs and men’s backs – quickly and safely.

What do ProWave treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur.

How does ProWave compare with other hair removal methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. ProWave offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.

How does ProWave compare with electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, ProWave effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

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Aesthetician Services

We understand the daily challenges of skin care, so let us help you create a beauty routine.

Microdermabrasion

Fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damage.

Microdermabrasion is an amazingly effective treatment that helps repair facial skin from sun damage and the effects of aging. The process is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Most often, these areas include the cheeks, the forehead, and the area around the mouth. In addition to fighting lines and wrinkles, microdermabrasion can help to smooth and reduce the prominence of pigment problems like age spots, brown spots, and melanosis.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure that renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface of your skin and stimulating metabolism of the cells underneath. Microdermabrasion will give younger fresher looking skin. It cleans the skin regardless of the skin’s condition. Fine lines, age spots and stretch marks will become less obvious. Best of all, you can resume normal activity immediately. There should be no downtime.

How does microdermabrasion work?

The treatment is like a superficial skin polishing. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals, vacuumed through a hand piece or a diamond tipped probe, to suction away dead skin cells.

Is microdermabrasion safe?

Safe for all skin types because microdermabrasion only removes the outermost layer of the skin.

Who are excellent candidates for microdermabrasion?

Anyone with sun-damaged skin, dry skin showing early signs of aging, or oily skin with blocked pores will see increased radiance with a series of microdermabrasion treatments.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a gentle, superficial exfoliation treatment that removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs on the face, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. However, this treatment is not recommended for people with active cystic acne.

Facials

This skincare treatment includes steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, and a facial mask and massage. Relax and let us address your personal skincare concerns. Select one of the following:

  • Deep cleansing facial for any skin type.
  • Acne facial for oily or combination skin concerned with acne and breakouts.
  • Anti-aging facial improves skin elasticity. Good for all skin types except sensitive skin. Select either glycolic 30% percent peel or SkinMedica® Luminize peel and finish this treatment with a relaxing anti-aging facial mask that visibly lifts the skin and boosts radiance.

Brow & Lash Tinting

Enhance your brows & lashes with brow and lash tinting. This tinting service will save you time on your daily beauty routine and transform your brows & lashes from fair to full.

• All colors are custom blended
• Tint lasts approximately three to four weeks

Face & Body Waxing

Remove hair below the surface. Enjoy the benefits that waxing provides. Hair will take longer to grow back and after several treatments, you will have less hair.

• Brazilian
• French bikini
• Bikini
• Brow wax
• Full face wax
• Armpit