Smart Lipo is laser-assisted liposuction that uses local anesthetic instead of general anesthetic. It has less down time and quicker recovery than traditional liposuction because it requires less trauma to the body. Instead of a surgeon manually breaking up fat deposits, the Smart Lipo laser turns the fat into liquid making it easier to suction out. The method of fat removal and liquid suctioning used by Smart Lipo is a version of Tumescent Liposuction. The procedure involves injecting a solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine into the fatty regions of the areas to be treated. This tumescent fluid numbs the areas to be treated, while considerably decreasing bleeding. As a result, the procedure can be performed while the patient is awake with minimal discomfort.
A smooth, firm neck and defined jawline is the goal of many women and men. For those who wish to smooth and tighten the face, neck and jawline without surgery, we offer Precision Tx (formerly known as Sidelaze) as a non-surgical laser alternative to a surgical facelift or necklift. Sometimes referred to as a laser facelift or laser necklift, the Precision Tx utilizes a small, side-firing laser to target specific areas of the neck and face directly and precisely by heating the tissue to help tighten the skin and enhance collagen stimulation. Precision Tx is a considered a minimally invasive procedure. The three tiny incision areas are near the ears and under the chin, heal very completely with minimal to no scaring. There will be some swelling and a little soreness. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in a day or two.
Cellulaze is a minimally invasive procedure that directly attacks the root cause of cellulite. By penetrating below the skin and releasing the tethering bands that deep connective tissue makes with the dermis, it can smooth out the dimpling that is so characteristic of cellulite. Furthermore, the laser energy triggers a collagen rebuilding response which thickens otherwise attenuated skin, thereby making it look younger. Other, topical products and techniques can’t possibly be as effective because they fail to address the basic structural problem that cellulite poses. The treated skin may get swollen and create the temporary appearance of a smoother surface, but ultimately, the dimpling returns and cellulite remains unscathed.
Fat from the areas of the body such as the back, abdomen, hips and thighs is removed through Smartlipo. Fat cells are washed and the best tissue is used for injection into the buttocks or breasts at various depths for a natural look and feel. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or Breast Enhancement surgeries have been shown to be a safe and effective way to provide our clients with long lasting, beautiful results.
While other popular nonsurgical methods for fat removal and body contouring use extreme heat or cold to destroy fat cells, UltraShape uses focused, pulsed ultrasound waves that generate neither heat nor cold but still prove deadly to the fat cells most stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. The device works by sending ultrasound waves directly into fat, shaking their membranes to the point where they literally collapse. This cavitation process doesn’t harm any other tissues—e.g., blood vessels or nerves—and remains of the dissolved fat cells are eventually processed by the body via the liver. Because the fat isn’t heated or frozen, patients have reported little to no pain and minimal recovery time and bruising.
VelaShape III is a non-invasive body shaping treatment used to reduce cellulite, as well as slim the area around the stomach, hips, and thighs. The machine combines four different technologies — infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers — to improve skin texture and reduce overall volume of the treated area. You have the option to undergo one longer treatment session or three shorter ones. VelaShape III is a no-downtime treatment, though it’s normal to experience a warm sensation in the treatment area or notice that it looks a little pink for a few hours after the procedure. You should be able to return to your regular activities right away.
Botox / Dysport
Almost anyone may be a good candidate for injectible treatments like Botox. These cosmetic injectibles help to temporarily reverse the signs of aging by diminishing frown lines, forehead creases and other facial lines. Studies show that Botox may also help to relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. Treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an infection on or near the injection site, or have allergies to any formula ingredients. Individuals with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are increased risk of serious side effects of Botox and should consider another alternative.
Juvederm / Restylane / Voluma
As you age, your skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid, a process that is sped up if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead. Juvaderm injections also appears to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to the skin’s fullness and elasticity. Juvederm’s manufacturer (Allergan) uses a chemical “cross-linking” process called HYLACROSS that binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel with a very smooth consistency. Because of the gel’s smoothness, your face also looks and feels smooth and natural.
Dr. Balgobin is an injectable specialist who is considered to be a leading expert in facial fillers. As one of the top injectors in Minnesota, he customizes treatments for each patient. A major emphasis of Dr. Balgobin’s practice is non-surgical filler treatment of the face. Virtually anyone with facial volume loss is a candidate for treatment with Radiesse, as well as individuals with poorly defined cheekbones. Many patients were born with poorly defined cheekbones; for these patients, Radiesse is an ideal filler choice. Radiesse can be used to fill the nasolabial folds and other areas of the lower face. Overall, Radiesse is a very versatile product that can be used in a number of areas. Patients of all age groups can benefit from Radiesse treatment, but those with more significant skin laxity and volume loss tend to require more filler volume.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained physician. Sculptra Aesthetic works within the deep dermis and helps replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time.
Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area — except the eyelid or surrounding area. Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. For example, laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advances in technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin.
Pico Sure and Elite Plus are very effective treatments for brown spots, red spots, acne, and skin discolorations. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Acne Scarring / Stretch Marks / Melasma
Skin is a seamless organ, like a fine cloth protecting valuable assets. Imagine a piece of silk. Just one small tear can make a big difference in how it looks. And it’s the same with skin. Any burn, injury, or other trauma, such as surgery, can cause a scar. Now a scar isn’t bad if it’s small or in a location that’s easy to conceal. But when it’s not, you may wonder if there’s a way to treat it, other than hiding it under your clothes, that will make it go away or at least change how it looks. Arijai Aesthetics and Wellness is dedicated to your skin’s health and beauty. We have many treatment options for scarring, stretch marks, and melasma.
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses laser to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to tighten. Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime. Additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months, but optimal results usually require two or three treatments about a month apart. While laser skin tightening results may not be as dramatic as those of a face lift, patients enjoy moderate results with immediate recovery. Laser skin tightening is safe and effective for restoring a more firm, youthful appearance to skin all over the body.
Laser therapy is now widely considered the primary treatment for Rosacea and may also be very effective for reducing extensive redness. At the same time, medications must continue to be used to manage the bumps and pimples that often go along with rosacea, and to help maintain remission. Vascular lasers emit wavelengths of light targeted for the tiny visible vessels just under the skin. Heat from the laser’s energy builds in the vessels, causing them to disintegrate. Generally, at least three treatments are required at six-week intervals, depending on the severity of redness. Laser treatment is by far less painful than previous treatment options for these conditions.
Simple laser vein treatment is done on the outside of your skin. It can treat spider veins and tiny varicose veins just under the skin’s surface. Usually, more than one laser session is needed.
Endovenous laser treatment can treat larger varicose veins in the legs. A laser fiber is passed through a thin tube into the vein. While doing this, Dr. Balgobin watches the vein on a duplex ultrasound screen. Laser is less painful than vein ligation and stripping, and it has a shorter recovery time. Only local anesthesia or a light sedative is needed for laser treatment. You will be able to walk following the treatment, and recovery typically is short. You are likely to be able to return to your normal daily routine after simple laser treatment. After endovenous laser treatment, you will wear compression stockings for 1 week or more.
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. It has been used as therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.
Injections involving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are the latest wave in facial rejuvenation. Facial rejuvenation with PRP is also known as PRP facial rejuvenation, blood facelift and Blood PRP Lift. PRP is blood that contains higher concentrations of platelets and growth factors than normal blood. These substances stimulate stem cells to produce collagen and blood vessels, in turn slowing or reversing the signs of aging. A patient’s blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun in order to separate the blood from the growth factors, platelets and stem cells. This rejuvenative mixture is then micro-injected in areas of the face where signs of aging have appeared, such as the areas surrounding the eyes, cheeks, mouth and forehead. Minor bruising or swelling will last about a week if the procedure is performed alone. Most patients look presentable and return to work in 2-3 days.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood can help restore continence and sexual potential. This simple, non-surgical treatment activates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, regenerates tissue and improves blood flow, sensitivity and general health of the treated area. In addition to treating the physical issues, these therapies can improve relationships and help maintain independence with aging. If you are suffering from some form of sexual dysfunction – whether it is lack of desire or an inability to perform, PRP therapy can help. At Arijai Aesthetics and Wellness, treatment plans are comprehensive. The goal is to achieve total wellness, including improving your sexual wellbeing.
The Silk Peel treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. It’s the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating, and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots. The Silk Peel procedure is suitable for most skin types, including thin or aging skin, ethnic skin, and dry skin or oily skin. Start your skin maintenance program now with Silk Peel to slow down your skin’s aging process and delay the need for invasive procedures.
Chemical peels remove damaged and poorly pigmented skin. This causes the skin to regenerate around the effected area and create a healthier more vibrant look. Chemical peels are defined by the depth in the skin that they effect. They are categorized as superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial peels do not effect skin below the epidermis, the most superficial skin layer. Medium peels may reach to the superficial layer of the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Deep peels generally reach the deeper layers of the dermis. The depth of effect depends on the nature and concentration of the chemicals in the peeling solution and the length of time they are permitted to interact with the skin.
Micropen is an innovation in aesthetic medical device use to treatment fine lines, acne scars, and to improve the skin’s texture and tone. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The benefits include wrinkle reduction, texture, tone improvement and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Producing new collagen reverses years of damage. We recommend this treatment for acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles and to improve the tone and texture of skin. We use a topical numbing cream that remains on the skin 40 minutes prior to the treatment so the majority of patients are very comfortable during the treatment. The procedure takes 15-50 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. Appropriate skincare will be discussed at your treatment so you will be well protected following each treatment.
Skin Tag Removal
Sometimes a laser is used to destroy the lesion while skin tags may be simply snipped off with surgical scissors. Removing a skin lesion is usually a quick and straightforward procedure. When you have a mole, cyst, wart or skin tag removed at Arijai Aesthetics you will have the procedure performed by an experienced specialist in the safe and comfortable surroundings of a private hospital. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your specialist will explain the results you can expect, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes. Like the hair on your head, eyelashes sprout, grow for a while and eventually fall out. Latisse both extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout. During clinical studies, full results appeared after 12 to 16 weeks of daily use. Dr. Balgobin and the Wellness Team at Arijai Aesthetics are here to answer any questions you have with Latisse and longer lashes.
Unsightly Cysts can grow to be painful and infected. Removal is a very simple process and involves a minimally invasive procedure. Recovery generally takes about a week and a small scar may form in it’s place. Come visit Arijai Aesthetics for a consultation today.