Acne scaring results from an overproduction of collagen at the site of an acne wound. Ice pick scars, deep though narrow in diameter, are the most common form of deep acne scars. Boxcar scars, angular and often occurring on the cheeks and temples and can resemble chicken pox scars, can also be deep acne scars.
Age Spots (also called Brown spots) are caused by exposure to the sun. As we age, the skin’s ability to regenerate after sun damage is diminished, resulting in blemishes that range in color from red to light brown to black.
Cherry Angioma is a benign skin growth comprised of blood vessels, giving the growth a bright, red appearance. The little bright red dots can grow over time but start out as smooth red spots and as they get larger they protrude slightly from the skin.
Diolite 532™ is an effective tool in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions. A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin.
Dr. Vanek can present treatment options for facial rejuvenation in terms of levels of intervention and explain their probable outcomes. Dr. Vanek will work with you to find a treatment path that will work for your anatomy and your goals.
Freckles are areas of the skin where an overproduction of melanin has occurred,so their appearance is affected by sun exposure. In contrast to lentigines and moles which are a result of a concentration of melanin-producing cells. Lentigines resemble freckles, are just as harmless, and are color stable.
Hemangioma are benign tumors connected to the circulatory system and filled with blood. It’s a term often used for any vascular anomaly.
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of skin, most likely caused by sun damage. Sun damage can affect the cells of the skin responsible for melanin regulation, resulting in widespread or localized darkening. Dr. Vanek and his staff employ the latest laser technologies for rejuvenating your skin.
J-Plasma Renuvion is a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure that uses sub-dermal helium plasma energy to instantly tighten and rejuvenate anywhere on the face and body. A unique alternative to traditional facelifts, tummy tucks and body sculpting, the procedure will shrink and sculpt loose and lax skin without large incisions, downtime or the complications of cosmetic surgery.
J-Plasma Renuvion is a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure that uses helium plasma energy on the underside of the skin to instantly tighten and rejuvenate anywhere on the face and body. A unique alternative to traditional facelifts, tummy tucks and body sculpting, the procedure will shrink and sculpt loose and lax skin without large incisions, downtime or the complications of cosmetic surgery.
Keratin are a class of growths that can occur on the skin. Actinic Keratosis is a common variety characterized by its thick, crusty appearance and can vary in color. It is consider a premalignant condition with a 20% risk of progressing to a carcinoma.
Unwanted hair can be removed by Dr. Vanek and his staff with laser hair removal at their Cleveland area practice. The Sciton® ClearScan™ laser uses a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by melanin in hair follicles. Depending upon your skin type, as assessed in your consultation, you may be a candidate for BBL™ laser hair removal.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. One treatment option employed by Dr. Vanek and his staff to treat loose skin is the Sciton® SkinTyte™ laser. Tuned to specifically emit infrared light, the SkinTyte™ heats soft tissue like dermal collagen.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your skin to counteract the damage caused by sun, environment and age, Dr. Vanek suggests his proprietary blend of laser resurfacing treatments at his Cleveland area practice known as the Mentor Peel.
Large pores can be caused by excessive oil production, acne, and hormonal imbalances. To treat enlarged pores, Dr. Vanek can offer several options which will be reviewed with you at the time of your consultation. Your unique anatomy and outcome goal will inform our treatment recommendations.
Rosacea is characterized by semi-permanent or permanent erythema, or redness, of the face. The cheeks, nose and forehead are the most commonly afflicted sites, though ears, scalp, neck and chest can be affected as well.
Laser hair removal using the state-of-the-art Sciton® ClearScan™ laser technology selectively targets hair follicles, safely and effectively removing unwanted hair. The laser energy from the computer-guided ClearScan™ is able to quickly and evenly treat many hairs at once, which allows gentle treatment of large areas of skin.
Spider veins are dilated blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.
Stretch marks are caused by the rapid expansion of skin from weight-gain or pregnancy. After weight loss and pregnancy, the stretch marks become apparent. Depending on the appearance of your stretch marks and your outcome goal, Dr. Vanek may suggest an ablative laser, or a non-ablative laser, or combination of the two.
Sun exposure is ultraviolet radiation that can result in brown spots, age spots, sun spots, freckles and lentigines. Dr. Vanek and his staff employ the latest laser technologies for rejuvenating your skin.
Wrinkles are simply folds or creases that result from repetitive movements of the body, like facial expressions. Environmental and behavioral factors like sun damage and smoking can exacerbate and deepen wrinkles.