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Botox Cosmetic is a clinically proven and effective way to improve wrinkles and signs of aging on the face. It is a purified protein that is derived from clostridium botulinium bacteria. With a few small needle injects you can quickly see softening and prevention of the signs of aging.

Botox Cosmetic is injected into the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox then weakens the muscle and reduces the wrinkles in the overlying skin. Typically, Botox lasts for about two to four months. Also, when injected appropriately Botox can be use to raise the eyebrow to make the eyes appear larger. This creates a nonsurgical brow lift.

  • Improvement of wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet and around the mouth
  • Lifting of eyebrows
  • Improvement in migraine headaches (Dr. Shipp does not peform Botox specially for this purpose but many patients have reported relief)
  • Improvement in excessive sweating for the armpits
  • Botox Cosmetic is a safe way to improve your appearance. Trust a board certified dermatologist to help you look your best.

Kybella is a FDA approved treatment for submental fullness. It is a nonsurgical approach to what most refer to as the "double chin". The procedure is performed by a few small injections. The product then works to dissolve the fat cells leading to a more contoured jaw line.

Kybella has been shown in clinical studies to be a permant treatment. These results can be maintained as long as their is so significant weight gain following the treatment.

For most patients, Kybella is performed in a series of 2-4 treatments spaced out by a month. It typically takes 4-6 following the final treatment for complete results. There is minimal downtime following each treatment.

We know that as we age we lose a teaspoon of volume in our face every year. We have the tools to fight this cause of aging with a nonsurgical approach. Dr. Shipp uses all hyaluronic acid fillers to make you look more youthful.

Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components that supports your skin. As you age hyaluronic acid along with collagen and other important molecules degrade causing sagging. The molecule itself is made to absorb water. Therefore, its natural job is to cause plumping and building volume.

All the hyaluronic acid fillers we use are FDA approved safe for rejuvenation of the face. The product is derived from a bacteria and allergic reactions are extremely rare. Also, these fillers are completely dissolvable if needed which adds to its safetly profile.

After a treatment you will see some results but with most of these fillers the final results are seen a month after the treatment. This allows for a gradual improvement which helps patients tailor the treatments to optimize results.

  • Juvederm XC
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
  • Volbella XC
  • Voluma XC
  • Vollure XC

Microneedling is an in-office procedure that takes advantage of your body's natural response to healing to increase collagen and elastin in your skin. What can it be used for:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Stretch marks
  • Improving skin texture

We use a microneedling device that allows a penetration into the dermis of the skin which stimulates rejuvenation. Over the counter devices do not penetrate to the appropriate depth to optimize cosmetic results.

Yes. The chemical peel we offer is used to improve signs of ages such as fine lines but more specially target melasma. Melasma is a darkening of the skin which can be caused from aging, sun damage, and hormones. We recommend a series of three peels spaced a month apart.