Posted on February 07, 2017
By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
Many women and men are seeing the long-term effects that sun damage
has caused and are now looking for treatment options. The ultraviolet
radiation we got in our teens and twenties broke down collagen and
elastin in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Without that
supportive connective tissue, the skin has lost strength and
flexibility, and it has thinned over time resulting in vertical creases,
deep wrinkles and a loose or sagging appearance.
Plastic surgery simply cuts off the excess skin, but what remains is still thin skin with reduced collagen and elastin.
Younger-looking, smoother, tighter skin with increased collagen and
elastin is achievable with SmartSkin Fractional CO2 LaserSkinRenewal.
The SmartSkin laser applies tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin,
creating microscopic holes while leaving islands of normal skin intact.
This triggers your body’s natural healing process with new collagen and
elastin formation. As these microscopic holes heal, new,
younger-looking skin is revealed that is thicker, tighter and smoother.
Your skin continues to improve over the next three to four months.
Your entire face can be treated in as little as 30 minutes, with
results lasting years, given proper care and sun protection. Topical
anesthetic and mild sedation make the procedure virtually painless.
Afterward, you experience a heat sensation similar to a sunburn,
redness, swelling, itchiness and dryness in the treated area.
Thanks to the versatility of the SmartSkin Fractional CO2
LaserSkinRenewal, we can customize a treatment program to your specific
needs. SmartSkin Light, with just two days of downtime, is a superior
alternative to microneedling for fine lines, mild wrinkles, or minimal
sagging. It only takes two or three sessions with this innovative laser
to see dramatic results.
For more significant wrinkles and sagging, traditional SmartSkin
LaserSkinRenewal treatments are the perfect choice and can be tailored
to your lifestyle and particular areas of concern. Downtime can range
from four to 10 days.
At Timeless Laser Skin Care, we also use the SmartSkin laser to
perform the Madonna Eye Lift to treat fine lines and loose, crêpy skin
around the eyes.
Posted on December 14, 2016
By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
If your cheeks have become flat, your skin looks dull, your pores are
enlarged and you have fine lines developing, you might be ready to
revitalize your look in time for the holidays.
At about age 45, we lose the volume in the lower of the two fat pads
that form the apples of our cheeks. This flattens the cheeks and deepens
the nasolabial folds (corners of the nostrils to the corners of the
lips). Fillers are used to replace the volume we lose in the cheeks and
to fill in permanent creases, such as nasolabial folds or marionette
lines (straight down from the mouth corners).
Laser Genesis is my go-to laser treatment for textural concerns such
as fine lines and enlarged pores. It’s painless and has no downtime. In
fact, it’s part of our Radiant Glow Package (a mild peel plus Laser
Genesis), a treatment that A-list Hollywood stars have before red carpet
It makes the skin glow and continues to improve the quality of skin by stimulating collagen and elastin growth.
Posted on November 02, 2016
Safe & effective treatment for rosacea, facial and leg veins & sun damage
Posted on September 09, 2016
I have been using the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System in my practice for over 9 years because I have never found a better way to get my patients’ faces as clean prior to procedures as I do with the Clarisonic brush. Not only is the skin clean, the skin actually feels softer and smoother. The oscillating action of the brushes works with the skin’s natural elasticity to open the pores and clean out make-up and skin debris. In fact, the Clarisonic removes up to 11X more make-up and 2X more oil and dirt than washing with just your hands and cleanser. Then, because the pores have been cleaned out, medicated products that are applied afterwards penetrate the skin 61% better than if the face had been manually cleaned.
Posted on July 10, 2016
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably without the normal heat triggers for sweating. Hyperhidrosis usually involves the hands, feet and armpits and often causes emotional, social, and occupational distress.
Posted on April 25, 2016
Watch Dr. Christian's interview on WKYC.
Posted on March 14, 2016
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin, which results in thinning, sagging skin. We tend to see this around our eyes, our hands, and our necks, especially right under the chin, an area that has become known as the “turkey waddle.” In addition, many of us accumulate weight in our necks, developing double chins and losing the defined jaw line that characterizes a youthful profile. However, even young people, who are at an ideal body weight, can have a slight turkey waddle as an inherited trait that can make them look older than they are.
Posted on March 09, 2016
Smoking cigarettes, drinking through a straw, chewing gum and even laughing will cause wrinkles around your mouth over time. Wrinkles form as repetitive motion breaks down collagen and elastin, which usually is more pronounced in women.
Posted on March 08, 2016
1. Choose a short, warm shower over a long, hot shower or bath. Hot water strips oils from the skin more quickly than warm water.
Posted on March 07, 2016
Find the best brush for your style!
Posted on March 03, 2016
I'm always talking to patients who have rosacea about managing stress in the heat of the moment as an important component in managing one of the most universal triggers for rosacea flares.
Posted on March 01, 2016
"When you feel confident with what you see in the mirror, it changes everything." - Dr. Stefanie Christian
Posted on March 05, 2015
We have the following data about green tea and skin from research performed over the past 20 years:
In animal models, drinking green tea or topically applying green tea or EGCG, the active biologic constituent in green tea, provided significant protection against UV radiation-induced tumor formation in the skin. Green tea in the drinking water of lab mice protected against UV-induced tumor formation, inhibited skin cancer progression in some, and even caused partial regression of established cancerous skin papillomas.
In humans, the topical application of green tea on the skin prior to UV exposure reduced the usual UV-induced skin redness and inflammation, the number of sunburned cells, as well as UV-induced DNA damage.
Dr. Stefanie’s take: Although a beneficial ingredient, green tea does not replace or decrease the need for daily broad-spectrum sunscreen.