Aesthetic Medicine Services
Dr. Croland understands a person’s desire to lose unhealthy extra weight and to improve health, function and appearance. Related to this is a person’s desire to look their very best and to reverse the signs of aging so that our appearance more accurately portrays the person beneath the skin.
Dr. Croland has provided his patients with the latest non-surgical cosmetic ⁄ aesthetic treatments since 1994. He is now pleased to offer aesthetic services to his patients in the Charlotte, NC region including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, dermal fillers, chemical peels and Platelet Rich Plasma based aesthetic treatments.
Dr. Croland has received advanced training in performing Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin and various types of dermal fillers and stays current with the latest techniques. Most recently, he trained with Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Vampire Facelift® Procedure. Using platelet rich plasma from a patient’s own blood, Dr. Croland utilizes a process to activate blood derived growth factors which in turn can activate specific stem cells lying dormant in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. These same growth factors that go to work when a person injures the skin (like when a child skins their knee), are injected into specific areas of the body to tell specific cells to revitalize and rejuvenate. This technology has been used for years by orthopedic specialists but now this exciting technology is being utilized to improve facial aesthetics as well as sexual and urologic health. Dr. Croland ALWAYS personally performs all injectable aesthetic treatments.
Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport
These injectable aesthetic medications are used to temporarily block the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows, furrow lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Treatments are highly effective and patient satisfaction is typically high. Dr. Croland also performs more advanced techniques to treat: “gummy” smile, lip wrinkles, platysma bands of the neck, masseter muscles for Bruxism ⁄ TMJ.
Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport treatments take 10-15 minutes and results typically last for 3–5 months.
Dermal fillers are another popular type of non-surgical aesthetic treatment that provides a smooth, long lasting correction of facial wrinkles, skin folds and sunken cheeks. Dermal fillers are useful to enhance lips and provide an overall more youthful appearance through the replacement of soft-tissue volume loss.
Dr. Croland uses several brands of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Restylane and Perlane.
Like Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, dermal fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. The results of typical dermal fillers will last anywhere from three months to several years depending on the brand that is being used and the location of the treatment. Dr. Croland will help you to determine the best type of dermal filler to meet your needs.
Dr. Croland offers the “VI Peel” and the “Perfect Peel” to patients who aim to improve the overall quality, texture and tone of their skin. These peels can reduce age spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. They can also soften fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen to attain a more youthful appearance.
In addition to improving your appearance, chemical peels can also function as a preventative treatment by exfoliating damaged skin as well as precancerous skin cells. Chemicals are also useful in treating acne in patients as young as 12 years old. The VI and Perfect peels are safe to use on a wide range of skin types and colors. While just one of these medical grade chemical peels will provide significant improvement, the best results are seen after a series of 2 to 6 treatments.
If you are considering any of the aesthetic procedures offered by Dr. Croland and would like more information, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.