Cosmetic Services

Complimentary Skin Analysis

At Aura and Derma, we offer a variety of aesthetic products and cosmetic services to improve your skin quality and enhance your aesthetic features.  Whether you are interested in learning about Botox® or laser hair removal or are just unsure of what your skin needs, a skin care professional is available to discuss your concerns and guide you in the decision making process.  During our Complimentary Skin Analysis, an experienced aesthetician will examine and diagnose your skin with our Skin Analyzer.  This provides a sophisticated visual reading of sun damage and oil production.  After interpreting your findings, our aesthetician will provide information and recommendations for products and service options tailored to meet your individual skin care goals while answering any questions you may have.  Our purpose is to educate, answer questions and provide options during this complimentary visit.  Schedule this free consultation.

Cosmetic Mole Removal

Benign moles that are not covered by medical insurance for removal can be cosmetically treated.  Precise shave removals are performed at Derma with additional electrodessication to prevent regrowth and recurrence.  As a safety measure, cosmetically removed moles are also processed under the microscope to confirm their benign nature.  Inquire about a mole removal appointment today.

Scar Improvement Therapy

Scars can be treated with various cosmetic modalities, such as Microdermabrasion, Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, and topical Cosmeceuticals at home.  Please refer to specific information on these modalities located on this page.  Thick, bumpy scars are called “keloids” and are treated with safe steroid injections and prescription creams.  Keloid treatment is covered by medical insurance.  Call for a scar evaluation appointment today.

Facial Vein Therapy

Bothersome red veins which commonly occur on the nose, cheeks, and chin can result from rosacea and sun damage.  These veins can be treated with the careful application of a low grade electrical current.  This therapy is known as “electrodessication” and effectively fades facial spider veins.  Electrodessication is well complemented by Photorejuvenation as a preventative therapy.  Schedule for an appointment to evaluate facial veins.

Laser Hair Removal

A non-invasive procedure, laser hair removal works to diminish the growth of unwanted hairs on the face and body. The laser works by emitting a beam of light which is absorbed into the hair follicle and converted into heat.  This damages the hair follicle, effectively inhibiting it from regrowing.  Long-term reduction can be experienced after a series of treatments.  At Aura Skin and Laser, we use the Lumenis Lightsheer diode laser, which many consider to be the gold standard in the industry.  Schedule a free consultation and test spot session today.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is considered an effective skin resurfacing treatment that uses vacuum pressure and projected microcrystals to provide a controlled peeling of the superficial layers of the skin.  Removing this dead cell layer stimulates generation of newer, younger, and healthier cells, improving the overall texture, color, and appearance of the skin.  This therapy is effective for everything from fine lines and pores to acne scars and hyperpigmentation.  A series of treatments is recommended to obtain best results.  Microdermabrasion is also a great way to enhance the therapeutic effects of other treatments such as photo rejuvenation or chemical peels.  Schedule a free consultation.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are topically applied acids that stimulate a controlled exfoliation of the skin to rejuvenate and brighten the complexion.  Peels are beneficial in minimizing common skin concerns such as fine lines, pores, sun damage, scars, uneven pigmentation, and age spots.  It is also an effective treatment for acne, especially in conjunction with prescription medical therapy.  At Aura Skin and Laser, we perform a variety of peels of different strengths and customize treatments based on individual needs and goals.  A series of treatments is recommended to obtain best results.  Schedule a free consultation.

TCA Peel

A TCA peel is a deeper peel that creates a more aggressive effect on the skin.  This provides a more significant enhancement to the skin, minimizing fine lines, fading pigmentation, improving acne, and smoothening scars.  Fewer treatments are generally needed compared to milder peels, but more down time is required.  Schedule a free consultation.

Photo Rejuvenation IPL Intense Pulsed Light

Commonly referred to as Photofacial™ or Fotofacial™, intense pulsed light photo rejuvenation improves the color and tone of the skin and is extremely helpful in minimizing redness, sun damage, pigmentation, and age spots.  Photo rejuvenation is applied to the skin as multiple pulses of light.  The light and heat energy is absorbed by sun damaged cells, pigmented areas, and tiny blood vessels, effectively improving them and providing a more radiant, even complexion.  Best results are seen with a series of treatments.  Schedule a free consultation and test session.

Photodynamic Therapy

This is an augmented version of photo rejuvenation utilizing Levulan (5-aminolevulonic acid), a very photo-sensitizing agent.  The Levulan is applied to the skin and is absorbed into sun damaged cells, oil glands, and other problematic areas. After a predetermined absorption time, intense pulsed light is introduced into the skin.  With the presence of the Levulan, the light is able to penetrate more deeply and intensely into target tissue areas, allowing for a more aggressive therapy that generates significant rejuvenation of the skin.  It effectively enhances the overall complexion by improving pigmentation, sun damage, textural issues, and redness.  Photodynamic Therapy also combats inflammatory acne and can be a good alternative to oral antibiotics and generic isotretinoin or Accutane.  Schedule a free consultation and test session.

Pigment Laser

Laser spot removal works with a targeted beam of light that is directed onto a pigmented lesion or dark colored area.  The laser energy disrupts the pigment causing fading of the treated area.  This therapy is an effective treatment for sunspots, freckles, melasma, and dark scars.  Schedule a consultation and a test session.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal works with a focused laser beam that is pulsed onto the skin and absorbed by the pigment of the tattoo ink.  The heat and energy of the laser beam break up the ink particles into smaller fragments which are then naturally removed by the body’s immune system.  Multiple sessions are needed to achieve the best results.  Schedule a test session.

Lash and Brow Tinting

Tinting is a coloring process specifically formulated for the sensitive eyelash and eyebrow areas.  Tinting these areas is a safe and effective way to define and darken otherwise blond, white, or lighter colored hairs, minimizing the need to wear mascara or brow liner.  Results last approximately 4-6 weeks.  Schedule a free consultation.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a great option to smooth and soften the skin, minimizing uneven skin textural problems such as scars, large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.  Erbium laser works with a controlled light beam of energy to evenly penetrate and vaporize damaged or scarred skin.  As the skin heals, new collagen is formed, thickening the existing tissue and providing an appearance that is more even in texture with softer, smoother, and tighter qualities.  Schedule a free consultation.

Infrared Heat Wraps

A safe and effective body treatment for slimming down, treating cellulite, and helping with weight management, Infrared Heat Wraps work by activating the metabolism and stimulating circulation by burning up to 1400 calories per session with the use of infrared rays.  Infrared wraps are beneficial for deep tissue detoxification, cellulite reduction, skin tone tightening, and heat therapy for inflammatory illnesses. Best results are seen with a series of 6-10 sessions.  Schedule a free consultation.

Cupping Massage for Cellulite and Body Contouring

Cupping is an ancient eastern method of massage that stimulates detoxification and softens cellulite.  Special glass bulbs are applied to concern areas under a vacuum.  The bulb is then manually massaged over the targeted areas. Multiple sessions are recommended for ideal results.  Best results for body contouring are seen when combined with Infrared Heat Wraps.  Schedule a free consultation.

Sclerotherapy

Unwanted and ugly spider veins can be safely treated using this gold standard of vein therapy.  Focal injections of a hypertonic saline or a safe detergent are made directly into the veins.  This causes the veins to shrink, breakdown, and eventually disappear.  Full effects can take a few months as the body naturally absorbs the treated veins. Results are long lasting but more than one session may be required.  Schedule a consultation.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers are a great option to soften and reduce expression lines around the mouth, enhance the lips, and provide volume to the areas of the face that have lost their youthfulness.  At Derma, a variety of filler options are available such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.  A consultation is required prior to scheduling to ensure appropriate planning to meet individual goals.

Botox ®

Botox® is a minimally invasive option to minimize frown lines, furrows, and wrinkles.  It is commonly used around the eyes, on the forehead, and in between the brows.  Made from a purified protein, botulinum toxin A, it is focally injected into facial muscles and effectively impairs them from contracting, inhibiting the skin from wrinkling.  Results typically last four to six months and cumulative results over time can be seen with repeat sessions.  A consultation is required prior to scheduling this service to ensure appropriate pricing and to meet individual goals.

Medical Grade Skincare Products

Commonly called “cosmeceuticals”, medical grade skin care products are designed to effectively treat common skin concerns.  These products contain more concentrated, higher percentages of active ingredients than those found in over-the-counter or department store lines.  All products that we carry have been researched and checked for scientific efficacy by Dr. Kwon and his staff. A consultation is required to determine appropriate product selection for each individual and to ensure proper usage.  Schedule a free consultation.

Supplements

We believe that skin disease treatment is not accomplished solely by prescription medications alone.  Vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic therapies can be useful adjuvants to traditional medicine by enhancing the natural functions of our bodies.  They can stimulate our natural immune functions, allowing our systems to work more efficiently and can augment our response to medical therapies to become more effective.  Because supplements are loosely regulated by the FDA, we dispense practitioner exclusive product lines that are more effectively absorbed by the body and whose manufacturers have a history of research and clinical data.  Schedule a free consultation.

Mineral Makeup

Loose foundation powders are formulated from titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide, and mica -- all natural minerals.  Free from unnecessary preservatives, perfumes, oils, dyes, or fillers, mineral make up won’t clog pores, provides natural physical sun protection, and is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.  Providing all day natural looking coverage, mineral makeup is healthy for the skin and ideal for those with acne, rosacea, and other skin sensitivities.  Schedule a free consultation.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that smoothes and softens the skin and is an excellent way to remove vellus hair or “peach fuzz”.  A trained skin practitioner holds the skin taut and gently strokes the skin back and forth using a sterile surgical blade.  This exfoliates the skin’s surface layers and removes fine facial hair, resulting in softer, brighter, and fresher looking skin. Dermaplaning is beneficial as a stand alone procedure or can enhance penetration of a chemical peel, or as a supplementary treatment.  Schedule a consultation.