Not sure which procedure is right for you?

Focus Areas

Everyone has areas that they would like to improve. Please review the menu below to see a list of the common concerns that our clients have. You will find answers to frequent questions, as well as the procedures we recommend to resolve those issues and make you look and feel your best.

What is Aging?

Many elements cause the skin to age. Genetics is a significant factor in intrinsic aging and is responsible for fine or visible lines, a loss of youthful fullness in the face, and a thinning and drying of the skin. Extrinsic aging is the premature aging of the skin caused by environmental and lifestyle choices, which preventative actions can assist in delaying.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Although the sun plays a significant role in premature aging of the skin, many other influences can cause the skin to age more quickly. The following are tips that can prevent premature skin aging.

  • Seek shade, but if exposed to the sun, cover up and apply a water-resistant sunscreen (SPF 40+) every 2 hours during exposure.
  • Apply self-tanner instead of using tanning beds or the sun.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Eat a healthy well-balanced diet.
  • Drink less alcohol.
  • Exercise most days of the week.
  • Gently cleanse your skin twice a day and wash your face after sweating heavily.
  • Use a daily facial moisturizer.
  • Do not use skin products that sting, burn or irritate your skin.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition characterized by inflammation and excess oil production from sebaceous glands in which the hair follicles become plugged. Active bacteria deep within the pore break down the oil in sebaceous glands, causing inflammation and resulting in breakouts and blemishes. Several factors that relate to this condition include stress, personal hygiene, medications such as steroids, cumulative dead skin build-up, hormones from puberty, menopause, and the menstrual cycle.

How do We Treat the Condition?

Regulation of sebaceous gland activity requires proper cleansing without stripping the skin, moisturizing with an oil-free product, exfoliating the skin to help control the buildup of dead skin cells, and applying a clay mask a few times during the week to soothe and draw out impurities. Professional treatments must be individualized and may include a medical skin care program and treatments such as Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels. In severe cases, oral antibiotics may be recommended.

What is Scarring?

Scars result in both changes in the texture and the color of the skin which include thick & raised or thin & indented skin. Various color changes may occur most commonly either hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation and less commonly redness. Acne scars may be particularly difficult to treat but some general measures may be helpful.

How do We Treat the Condition?

Refraining from picking, using preventative skincare and following good hygiene will help to prevent or minimize scar tissue. Depending on the type and depth of the scars a number of different treatment options are available including Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels, Laser Resurfacing and injecting dermal fillers for “ice pick” type scars.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring or body sculpting is a collection of non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to reveal a firm and toned body hidden underneath layers of fat or loose skin. Nonsurgical body contouring procedures aren’t intended to be weight loss solutions. Ideal candidates are close to their desired weight and want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. With most body contouring procedures, your body mass index shouldn’t be over 30. Body contouring procedures are nonsurgical and minimally invasive to noninvasive. Typically, you can resume daily activities immediately after the treatment.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Radiofrequency delivers controlled energy to excess fat areas, creating heat deep within fat cells and subsequently destroying them. Radiofrequency body contouring tightens the skin, removes fat and improves tone without any downtime or pain at all. This pain-free procedure reduces cellulite, boosts collagen production and gets rid of fatty deposits that fail to go with exercise.

What is Double Chin / Jowls?

Localized fat under the chin along the jawline. Sagging cheeks and pouches of fat in the lower face.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Kybella injections reduce fat below and around the chin, the submental area and the neck.

What is Excessive Sweating?

Also known as Hyperhidrosis commonly occurs under the arms, hands and feet. Sweat glands are the body’s temperature regulator in this condition however sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirement. Hyperhidrosis may negatively impact on ones quality of life and interfere with daily activities.

How do we Treat the Condition?

There are a number of treatment options one of the most popular and effective is treating the involved areas with Botox which is FDA approved for this use. Onset of action is usually experienced within two weeks of treatment and should last over a 3-5 month period.

Helpful Procedures

Botox MedicalBotox Medical

What is Loss of Facial Volume?

This is characterized by hollowness under the eyes, on the cheeks, thinning lips, a hollow jaw line, or deep folds in the skin. A common problem with aging is the migration of the cheek fat pad down towards the mouth. Loss of elastic tissue in the skin, bone re-absorption, and genetic factors contribute to this volume loss.

How do we Treat the Condition?

We have very effective, safe, and relatively non-invasive techniques that significantly improve the cosmetic effects of volume loss. Injection of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and RHA can effectively enhance the contour and shape of the affected area. We can achieve a striking cosmetic improvement around the eyes, cheeks, lips, and jaw.

What is Hair Loss?

Hair loss (alopecia) affects both men and women; however, it manifests differently depending on the sex. In men, hair loss typically begins above the temples, with the receding hairline eventually forming the characteristic “M” shape. Hair at the top of the head may also thin, often progressing to baldness. In women, hair loss typically begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. A woman’s hairline rarely recedes, and women rarely become bald. About one-third of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Among postmenopausal women, as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots.

How do we Treat the Condition?

There are many potential causes of hair loss, including medical conditions, medications, or physical or emotional stress. In order to determine whether the underlying cause is alopecia, OCM conducts a full medical history and physical examination of each patient, which may include blood tests. If alopecia is the diagnosis, a custom treatment plan may consist of topical medications such as Minoxidil (Rogaine), or oral medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride. Other anti-androgenic medications, supplements and shampoos may also be prescribed.

What is Melasma?

Commonly known as the mask of pregnancy it can also develop in non pregnant women. It is a light or dark brown pigmentation that occurs symmetrically in sun exposed areas of the face. Most commonly it affects the central part of the face including cheeks, nose and forehead. It occurs most often in dark skinned people of which only 10% are men. Melasma is more commonly associated with excessive hormonal influence including pregnancy, the contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy and is aggravated by sun exposure.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Melasma can be difficult to treat but good results can be obtained through a combination of sun protection, exfoliating, lightening agents & tyrosinase inhibitors that block melanin production. Professional treatments such as chemical peels are effective in breaking up this pigment but require patience due to the depth of the pigment. Using a physical block sunscreen over a chemical sunscreen with active ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide must be applied daily.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is common inflammatory acne like skin condition. It presents as recurrent flushing, persistent redness, visible blood vessels and bumps on the skin. The condition most often affects the forehead, cheeks, nose & chin and less commonly it can affect the eyes or result in a disfiguring of the nose (Rhinophyma) which occurs mostly in men. Faired skinned people who blush easily or who have a family history of a reddish complexion are more likely to develop Rosacea.

How do we Treat the Condition?

We offer a large range of treatment options including medical skincare programs containing vitamin A and prescription creams. This is supplemented with the use of Laser/IPL which can effectively reduce the visible signs of Rosacea. More advanced cases may be treated with Oral Antibiotic Therapy. Successful management includes avoiding typical Rosacea triggers such as excessive sun exposure, hot liquids, spicy foods & alcohol.

What is Sagging Skin?

Do you find yourself gently pulling back skin on your face when you look in the mirror and wishing it would stay there? Does the jiggle in your upper arms bother you? These are the cumulative results of aging, sun damage, and gravity. Facelifts or eyelid surgery can provide dramatic results, but are costly, and have potential disadvantages and side effects. There are many other options with less downtime and lower costs that are effective.

How do We Treat the Condition?

Skin tightening and contouring procedures using laser, radiofrequency or microneedling are a great alternative to more invasive surgeries for treating sagging skin. Depending on your specific needs, a treatment program will be recommended using one or a combination of procedures. The best results are found by people who have a small to moderate amount of sagging skin. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation, never tanning indoors, and protecting skin from the sun can also help to ensure the best results.

Skin tightening procedures are not intended for anyone who is pregnant, has an active skin infection, or takes certain medications.

What is Sun Damage?

Long term damage to the skin from UV light is caused by a lifetime of cumulative sun exposure and often presents as premature aging of the skin. Other changes such as red and brown discoloration, visible blood vessels, wrinkling and little bumps called milia can result. More serious problems such as actinic keratosis are precancerous and will need medical attention. Tanning is a way that skin protects itself through increasing melanin production. This occurs with both exposure to the sun and tanning salons but of which can contribute to adverse effects.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Prevention is the most important treatment, and includes educated sun awareness, sun protection and regular monitoring of the skin. Specific treatment programs include Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Skin Care Programs and Laser/IPL.

What are Wrinkles?

Many wrinkles occur when we use our facial muscles to form facial expressions, these are called Dynamic Wrinkles. When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position, however as we age and with repetitive muscle use these wrinkles may become permanent. Wrinkles that are present at rest are called Static wrinkles. Facial lines and wrinkles are part of the natural course of aging but may occur earlier with sun damage.

How do we Treat the Condition?

Wrinkles that are caused by facial expression are very effectively treated with Botox. This is most commonly used for frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Lines from the nose to the mouth and from the mouth to the chin are best treated with dermal fillers such as Restylane, Perlane & Juvederm. At times a combination of Botox and dermal fillers may offer the best results. These two treatments help create a natural, and more refreshed facial appearance that is safe and long lasting.