The skin, like your smile, is one of the first things people notice about you – an outward reflection of your health and vitality. It’s also one of the body’s most complex organs, an ever-changing and often sensitive part of your body that requires different products and treatments at every stage of your life and season of the year. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help!
Our practice approach to skin care is highly individualized. Following a comprehensive evaluation in our Westport, CT office, our team will design a skin care program that minimizes your skin’s imperfections and enhances its qualities. There are many new exciting skincare treatments available that are not only affordable but provide impressive results with little to no down time.
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The microdermabrasion technique, developed in Italy more than 30 years ago, is a wonderfully effective way to diminish fine lines, pore size, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun damage. A unique alternative to chemical peels and laser treatments, the diamond-tipped wand used in this short, in-office treatment gently removes the top most layer of dull, damaged skin, smoothing skin texture and promoting collagen development. Book an appointment today to get back your glow!!
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is an innovative technology that rejuvenates the skin without injuring the protective epidermal layer. Unlike laser and radiofrequency devices which can negatively impact on the epidermis, CIT creates small individual channels in the epidermis, via tiny microneedles, triggering both collagen and elastin production. The end result is firmer, smoother skin with little to no down time! For more information on CIT, read Dr. Ellen Mahony’s blog.
Medical Grade Peels
Chemical peels, like microdermabrasion, treat a variety of skin conditions from sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. But not all chemical peels are the same. Superficial peels – often performed by cosmetologists using lower strength solutions – mostly address the very top layers of the skin.
Under the guidance of a board-certified medical professional in our Westport, CT office we offer stronger concentrations of the active chemical ingredients – often called “medium or deep peels” – to reach the deeper layer of the epidermis and the superficial dermis of the skin. As with all of our skin care treatments, the exact concentrations are tailored to each patient’s unique skincare needs, and their desired results and down time. We’ll also recommend a follow-on regime of topical products designed to boost the results of the peel in the days and weeks following your treatment.
For anti aging, the VI Peel is a wonderful short down time treatment designed to reverse the effect of sun damage, environmental factors and time to enhance your skin’s natural beauty. The VI Peel can also be used to treat sun damage on the décolletage and hands. For acne, it is highly effective in clearing acne and impurities
Trichloracetic Acid Peel (TCA)
Another great “weapon” in the skincare arsenal, TCA is an in-office medium depth peel that resurfaces skin at a slightly deeper level than just the top layer to reveal smoother, more luminous skin beneath, an excellent choice for those who want to more deeply treat fine lines, age spots and acne scars and generally improve the appearance and texture of the skin. TCA is a strong chemical peel and our professional medical staff is highly experienced at tailoring the strength to your specific needs. More than one treatment is often recommended to increase effectiveness, usually with 2-3 months in between.
This combination treatment is designed to offer more comprehensive results than one treatment on its own – a dynamic pairing of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. As with all of the skincare treatments offered in our Westport, CT office, they are guided by Dr. Ellen Mahony, a board certified plastic surgeon and tailored by our skincare team to your unique needs. First, the microdermabrasion removes the dead surface skin cells and stimulates collagen. Then, a custom-strength lactic or glycolic acid peel is applied to chemically remove the dead skin cells and deep clean pores.
Custom Medical Grade Beauty Care Products
We are pleased to be able to offer a hand-selected line of medical grade skin care products designed to prepare your skin for nonsurgical treatments, to speed up recovery from surgical procedures or to extend and support your skin treatment results. Our experienced skincare team, under the guidance of Dr. Ellen Mahony, can create a custom regime to meet your every need.
Meet some of our skincare aesthetics team: