Does Scar Revision Really Work?

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When it is wounded, the skin has an incredible ability to heal itself. The skin produces growth factors that influence skin cells to grow new collagen that mends and repairs the site of the injury. Unfortunately, depending on the depth and severity of injury, the result of this process can be an unsightly scar. Depending on its location, a scar can make a person feel really self-conscious. If you have a scar in an obvious place, you may spend time every day considering how you can conceal it with clothing or cosmetics. Not only can this affect your confidence, but thinking about your scar on a daily basis is frustrating and tiring. Fortunately, there are treatments to help reduce and revise scars.

How well scar treatments work depends on the proper assessment of the scar and selection of the best suited treatment for the particular scar, the severity of the scar, and your end goal and expectations. There are many different types of scars. Scars can be raised, flat or depressed, pink, skin-colored, lighter than your natural skin tone or darkened; large, small, etc. The treatment for each type is different. The first step is to consult Dr. Diwan, who can give you an idea of which treatments should be considered, the nature of the treatments, recovery and care, and what the scar(s) can be expected to look like after a given treatment. In general, scars improve significantly but may or may not completely disappear after treatment, and may require multiple treatments or a combination of treatments over time for best results. It really depends on the circumstances. Because individual results vary, it’s best not to speculate but to consult Dr. Diwan so she can examine the scar. She may recommend:

Dr. Diwan has extensive experience with scar treatment and will help you choose the right approach for the type of scar you have, taking your skin’s unique healing response into account, and prepare you for the treatment process.

Most people who are bothered by scarring report high rates of satisfaction with scar revision. Whether the scar is eliminated or dramatically reduced in appearance, scar treatments are often the key to reducing the effort and time needed to cover a scar, changing how you feel about yourself and improving your quality of life.

If you are interested in learning about scar revision in Westlake, Ohio, please call Dr. Renuka Diwan at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center by dialing 440-871-9832. We look forward to providing clear and honest answers about your scar reduction options!

Microneedling for Crepey Skin and Acne Scars

Aging is inevitable. Showing its visible signs doesn’t have to be. Many people live with unsightly issues such as crepey wrinkles and acne scars without knowing that a simple, minimally invasive treatment with no downtime is within reach. Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Renuka Diwan is proud to offer microneedling to her northeast Ohio patients to help reduce the visible signs of aging.

Dr. Diwan has more than 25 years of experience helping her patients attain more vibrant, youthful-looking skin. Her attention to detail is immaculate, and she is dedicated to giving you elegant, nuanced results. Read on to learn about how Dr. Diwan can use microneedling to deliver the look you desire.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive office procedure that creates barely visible punctures in your skin, to stimulate its natural healing processes. By doing so, microneedling induces your skin to repair issues that have developed over time. Microneedling is beneficial for:

  • Fine crepey lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation

Microneedling works equally well and is safe for all complexions.

How Can Microneedling Treat Crepey Wrinkles?

Crepinessimplies skin that looks like crepe paper. It’s finely wrinkled and is most common under the eyes.

Crepey wrinkles can be caused by sun damage and aging. The sun’s ultraviolet rays lead to reduced collagen and elastin, which are responsible for your skin staying firm, supple, and wrinkle-free.

Collagen and elastin production also naturally decline as you age. On average, your body produces about 1 percent less collagen and elastin starting in your mid-20s.

When Dr. Diwan or her trained nurses treat the skin with the microneedling device, its tiny needles will create tiny wounds that trigger a healing response with the production of collagen and elastin. Hence, microneedling is also referred to as “collagen induction therapy.” The new collagen and elastin will then improve the appearance of crepey wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin, making it look smoother.

How Can Microneedling Treat Acne Scars?

Inflammation which results from acne destroys healthy skin tissue and causes acne scars.

Microneedling can treat these scars by the same mechanism that improves crepey wrinkles. Tiny punctures created in your skin with the microneedling device cause your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, helping to reverse collagen loss that caused acne scars.

Schedule Your Cleveland Microneedling Consultation Today

Dr. Diwan’sskill, attention to detail, and compassion have helped her create a loyal patient base over her 25-plus years practicing cosmetic dermatology. She is confident that you’ll feel the same way when you see the results she can deliver.

Dr. Diwan serves Westlake, Strongsville, and nearby areas of Cleveland. Call (440) 871-9832 today to schedule a consultation.

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Juvederm®

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If you want to reduce the visible signs of aging, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm® can deliver fast, efficient results in different ways. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles through repeated, daily contractions. Juvederm is a dermal filler that restores volume and replenishes naturally occurring, skin-healing compounds.

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Renuka Diwan has nearly 30 years of experience helping her Cleveland patients attain radiant, youthful-looking skin. She can help diminish the visible signs of aging that you’re unhappy with. Read on to learn about the differences between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm, as well as how Dr. Diwan can use them to help you. Continue reading BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Juvederm®

Debunking BOTOX® Cosmetic Myths

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. FDA-approved for use in more than 96 countries, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed on more than 1.5 million people annually. Despite its popularity, or perhaps because of it, there are many myths surrounding its use.  At The Laser & Skin Surgery Center, many of our clients have seen successful results with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which is why we’d like to help dispel these misconceptions so you can better determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
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Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

What is IPL?

IPL can be used to treat any area of the body. IPL (or Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are a great way to refresh your skin and maintain a youthful and healthy complexion. IPL treatments use high-intensity pulsed light therapy to safely and effectively target specific skin issues from common signs of aging to acne, veins and even unwanted hair.
Dr. Diwan offers IPL treatments at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center.

Are IPL Treatments Right for Me?

IPL can be used to treat a number of skin concerns. Dr. Diwan may recommend an IPL for the treatment of:

  • Lines and wrinkles: IPL treatments are extremely effective at minimizing the appearance of signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Acne: IPL can be used to both kill acne-causing bacteria and fade acne scars.
  • Vascular lesions: IPL can be used to treat visible veins, such as spider veins or broken capillaries, and redness of the skin.
  • Pigmentation flaws: IPL can help correct pigmentation irregularities such as freckles, sunspots (also called liver spots) sun damage and melasma.
  • Unwanted hair: IPL can also be used for hair reduction of darker hair colors.
  • Sun Damage: IPL treatment of sun damaged skin of the face. 

IPL treatments are safe for lighter skin types and can be fit easily into your normal schedule.

IPL Reviews from Real Patients

“I had brown spots on my face from years of sun damage. I came to Dr. Diwan after researching my problem and found her to be highly recommended. She did an outstanding job using IPL, intense pulse light to remove the spots. It took a few visits to achieve the results I wanted but that is not uncommon. I am very happy with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Diwan.”

“I had IPL and vascular laser. I’m very happy with the results. The staff is friendly and helpful.”

“Absolute pleasure coming to this office; had facial vein treatment and had great results; definitely 5 star office.”

“This is my 3rd visit to Dr. Diwan and I am exceedingly impressed every time I leave her office. Not only is she professional and kind, she’s great at what she does and has given me my confidence back. I have very fair skin and with broken capillaries on my face, neck, arms and chest. Thanks to the vascular laser treatment, I saw immediate results after my first visit. Highly recommend Dr. Diwan and her team.”

Is There Any Pain or Downtime Associated with IPL Treatments?

Discomfort from IPL treatments is reduced with a numbing cream during treatment of pigmentation and hair removal, and by pre-cooling the skin when treating “broken capillaries” and redness. Once your IPL treatment is complete, you will be able to return to your normal schedule with little to no downtime. You may experience some swelling and redness, but this should fade soon as your skin continues to heal.

IPL Treatments with Dr. Diwan

To schedule your personal IPL consultation at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center in Cleveland, please fill out our online contact form or give our office a call at 440.871.9832.

Skin Care Products





Antioxidants are among anti-aging products that help reduce the negative effects of sun exposure, other environmental exposure, and various factors that contribute to aging skin. Free radicals eventually cause skin damage from sun exposure. Thus, removing free radicals with antioxidants helps to prevent the harmful effects of sun-exposure. Applying antioxidant creams or serums twice daily to the face help combat free radicals that are formed in the skin as a result of a variety of external and internal insults to the skin. Antioxidants help to improve the health of all different types of skin. Vitamin C and other antioxidant-containing moisturizers are available at our office.

EltaMD® Skincare

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun and maintaining a healthy, youthful complexion, EltaMD is a great option. With their innovative wound healing, sunscreen and skincare products, EltaMD makes it easier for men and women to help restore the look of their skin and protect it over the years to maintain healthy skin for life. Dr. Diwan offers the following EltaMD products at The Laser & Skin Surgery Center in Ohio: UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41, UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46, AM Therapy, Barrier Renewal Complex, Renew Eye Gel.

Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

Get ready to look your best all year long with three amazing new products from Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. NEW Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream will cover blemishes, bruises and post-treatment redness, and even out skin tone with a fast and easy application. TANTASIA Self Tanner and Bronzer will help you keep your summer glow and look great throughout the year. POWDER ME SPF 30 is a broad spectrum protective dry sunscreen that can replenish sun-protection over makeup or on any part of your body. It doesn't run, isn't greasy, and travels well. Any of these products make great holiday gifts! Begin your shopping right here at our office. Call us and we'll help you with your selection.


Nectifirm® by Revision is a specialized product that contains antioxidants and is formulated specifically for the neck. In addition to C and E, Nectifirm® also contains peptides, plant extracts and ceramide 2. These powerful ingredients address the sensitive skin of the neck reducing fine lines and crêpey skin, helping the skin to look more firm and lifted. All skin types will benefit from Nectifirm®.

Refissa® | Retin A

Retin A (generic tretinoin) has a well-established record of efficacy. Its effectiveness in treating acne, enlarged pores, oiliness of the skin, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles has been proven over the years in scientific studies. Refissa® is a special formulation of 0.05% tretinoin that is less drying and better tolerated than Retin A. Both 0.05% Tretinoin and Refissa® are prescription products and are available in our office to supplement your skin treatments and improve the health of your skin.

Revision® Skincare

Physicians and patients trust Revision Skincare for their selection of high-performing skincare products. Each skincare product uses the purest, most-effective ingredients in order to provide men and women with the beautiful, healthy skin they expect from professional skincare. Their products are all based in science and never tested on animals. Dr. Diwan currently offers the following products by Revision Skincare: Nectifirm(1.7 oz & 8 oz), Vitamin C Lotion 30%, Revox 7.

ZO® Skin Health

Developed by Dr. Zein Obagi, ZO Skin Health is known for providing comprehensive skincare products and solutions that are designed to make daily care easy and effective for men and women. Regardless of your age, ethnicity, or specific concerns, ZO Skin Health has a product to help you maintain healthy skin and a radiant, youthful appearance for years to come. Dr. Diwan offers the following ZO Skin Health products: Multi-Therapy Hydroquinone System, Foamacleanse, Balatone Calming Toner, Revitatrol.



Dermaplaning is a safe and effective exfoliation treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is suitable for all skin types and can help to address dry and/or rough skin, acne scars, large or clogged pores, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermaplaning is recommended for those who are looking for a non-invasive and affordable skin rejuvenation treatment that is quick, painless, and has little to no downtime.

Dr. Diwan is happy to offer personalized dermaplaning treatments to patients at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake.

How is dermaplaning performed?

Dermaplaning, sometimes referred to as blading, utilizes a surgical scalpel to gently shave the surface of the face. The sterile blade is gently brushed over the skin in light, even motions. This technique eliminates the upper-most layer of dead skin cells, as well as any peach fuzz (vellus hairs) that can trap oil and dirt.

Treatment sessions typically last about 30 minutes and multiple sessions may be recommended to maximize results. Pain and discomfort are very minimal so no anesthesia is needed. However, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment to ensure a comfortable experience.

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What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning comfortably exfoliates the surface of the face to reveal fresher and healthier-looking skin. The blade removes dry, dead skin cells which helps to improve the appearance of common concerns such as acne scars, fine wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

In addition, topical facial products (such as the skincare products you use daily) will be better absorbed and increasingly effective. Many patients notice that makeup also goes on more evenly. More powerful results can be achieved when combining dermaplaning with another facial therapy, such as a chemical peel or laser treatment.

How long is recovery after dermaplaning?

There is usually no downtime or recovery period after a dermaplaning treatment. Since this procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, most of Dr. Diwan’s patients feel comfortable returning to work or daily activities shortly after their procedure. Some redness and inflammation may occur and the skin may be more sensitive to sunlight and skin care products for a few days following treatment. Dermaplaning often poses no serious side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, Dr. Diwan and her highly trained staff will be more than happy to assist and provide any needed information.

When will I notice the results of dermaplaning?

You will experience noticeable results shortly after your dermaplaning session. Your skin will look and feel more smooth and you should notice a refreshed complexion. Once any redness and swelling subsides, your face will have a healthier and more youthful appearance. Optimal results can be achieved over time with multiple treatments.

Ask Dr. Diwan about what skin treatment might be right for you at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake.


A popular office procedure, microdermabrasion causes a gentle abrasion of the skin surface with micro crystals. This results in improvement of skin problems such as superficial pigmentation, wrinkles, superficial acne scars, pore size and acne. A microdermabrasion can be performed to treat the face, neck, chest, and/or the back of the hands.

How is a microdermabrasion performed?

The procedure is usually well-tolerated without anesthetic. If needed, the skin can be pre-treated with an anesthetic cream. The level of the treatments is gradually increased over six treatments, as tolerated, to achieve optimal results. Microdermabrasion is also known by other names such as Parisian Peel or Megapeel.  At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, microdermabrasion is performed with a medical unit known as the Mega Peel. The medical unit allows a higher level of treatment and the ability to enhance the results patients may have experienced at non-medical facilities.

Benefits of microdermabrasion

The benefits of microdermabrasion are a result of the combined effect of the crystals, as well as the vacuum pressure, which removes  dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and pores. The vacuum enhances the results obtained by crystals alone (in microdermabrasion creams or kits).

How long is recovery after a microdermabrasion?

Little to no recovery time is necessary after a microdermabrasion treatment. This is a minimally invasive treatment and does not require any anesthetic. You may experience some minor redness or discomfort after each session, but should feel well enough to continue your daily routine as planned.

When will I notice the results of my microdermabrasion?

A series of treatments, usually six, will result in a gradual improvement in the texture and overall appearance of your skin. The benefits of microdermabrasion are a result of changes in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin.  Maintenance treatments every six weeks (*), along with a planned skin care regimen will help to keep your skin in optimal condition.



Conditions & Solutions

Are you concerned about a specific skin condition or area but not sure what your options for treatment are? Dr. Diwan is experienced in treating a wide range of different conditions including brown spots, moles, and even excessive perspiration. Find the condition you’re looking to treat below to learn about your options with Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD.

Brown Spots / Discoloration

IPL stands for Intense pulsed light. Over time, brown spots may appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin. They are often called “age spots” or “liver spots.” The face, neck, upper chest, arms, and legs can be affected as a result of years of previous sun exposure. Those areas that have greater sun exposure have more spots (e.g. often on the left side of the face, especially the cheek bone.) Fortunately, these spots can be successfully treated in our office with the state-of-the-art laser and IPL. Other treatments include chemical peels and the Nu-Derm® skin care system. All treatment options will be explained in deciding which treatment is most suitable for the individual patient. Sun-protection is important to prevent the appearance of new brown spots.

Dark Circles

Dark circles under the eyes can be a challenging problem to hide with makeup. There are different reasons for the appearance of dark circles. Increased pigmentation of the skin under the eyes is one reason for the appearance of dark circles. Another reason is the appearance of “bags” under the eyes. A third reason is a loss of fullness of the upper cheek immediately below the eyes. Given the different reasons for dark circles, the correct treatment or combination of treatments must be determined for each individual. The treatment options include the use of lightening agents, laser treatment, fillers to correct the loss of fullness and surgery for “bags” under the eyes. Any of these treatments can be performed safely in our office. A consultation with Dr. Diwan will help determine the cause(s) of the problem in your case and define the best treatments for you.

Double Chin

The appearance of a “double chin” creates an older and unattractive appearance. The presence of excess fat under the chin leads to the “double chin.” Liposuction, in the office, with local anesthetic, is a simple, quick and safe solution for this contour problem. If there is significant amount of sagging skin, a neck lift may be a more suitable treatment for removal of the fat and the loose skin. Kybella®, a recently FDA-approved treatment, is injected just under the skin to destroy fat cells and reduce the double chin fat under the skin. It will soon be available at our office.

Growths, moles, and skin tags

The appearance of various kinds of skin growths on the skin is a common occurrence. Many benign (non-cancerous) growths appear over time and are more common in the elderly. Seborrheic keratosis, moles, angiomas (red-purple bumps), enlarged oil glands and skin tags are most frequently encountered. Depending on the nature of a particular growth, it can be removed in the office with quick minor surgery (a local anesthetic–numbing injection–will be used) or  treated with a laser, or burned off with an electric needle ( with local anesthetic). Each option provides excellent cosmetic results.

Hair (Excess or Unwanted)

Being overly hairy can be an embarrassing physical trait for men and women. Often inherited, excess hair growth may appear on the face, back, chest, arms or legs. Sometimes, though, excessive facial hair growth in women can be a sign of underlying hormonal disorders which must be recognized and treated. Some drugs, such as Cyclosporine, can also cause increased body or facial hair. A thorough history and examination help to determine if there is an underlying cause for the excessive hair growth, which can then be treated appropriately.


Hollowing of the face or loss of facial volume occurs naturally over time, as part of the changes associated with aging. Aging affects the thickness of the skin as well as the tissues underneath the skin. Loss of volume and support underneath the skin leads to loss of fullness of the cheeks, temples and the sides of the chin that are associated with youthfulness. Sunken cheeks, creating a gaunt appearance, contribute significantly to “looking older.”  Restoration of lost volume in the face is an important component of rejuvenation and helps to optimize the results from other treatments. Juvederm Voluma®, FDA -approved and utilized by Dr. Diwan since 2014, immediately restores youthful contours of the cheeks and chin. Results usually vary by individual and achieved by full correction can last for 18 to 24 months. Another effective and safe way to restore facial fullness is with Sculptra®. Sculptra is a synthetic injectable product which gradually stimulates natural augmentation by one’s own tissues. Treatments are continued until the desired result is obtained. Restoring fullness of the face also helps to take up the slackness in loose skin. The results obtained from Sculptra can last for two to three years. Periodic touch-ups help to keep up with ongoing aging. Loss of volume also affects the hands which start to look more thin and bony over time. These changes can also be treated with Sculptra. Besides being used to restore a loss of volume associated with aging, Sculptra can also be used to correct depressions resulting from liposuction, or other injuries to the deeper tissues under the skin.


The term “melasma” refers to the patchy brown pigmentation that appears on the face, commonly associated with pregnancy or the use of birth control pills. It is also referred to as “pregnancy mask.” The pigmentation most often involves the forehead, cheeks, and upper lip and, typically, worsens in the summer. Most women have tried over-the-counter and prescription bleaching creams and chemical peels without much success. The treatment of melasma is more effective with a specially formulated combination of prescription-strength topical lotions that can be purchased in our office. Specially formulated creams can be ordered for stubborn melasma that doesn’t respond adequately to the regular prescription-strength lighteners. Laser treatment, with a fractionated laser, can be added, if necessary. The reappearance of melasma, after it resolves, must be prevented by using effective sun-protection measures. The most effective sunscreens are available at our office. Call now to start your treatment and restore the appearance of your skin.

Perspiration (Excessive)

Excessive perspiration of the underarms, hands and/or soles of feet can be an embarrassing condition. If the problem cannot be controlled with prescription antiperspirants, Botox® is a very effective alternative that can significantly reduce perspiration for several months, as long as a year or more,  at a time. Botox is injected directly in the skin, in the problem areas, with minimal discomfort, providing  great relief from an otherwise difficult problem.

Pores (Enlarged)

Skin pores are present everywhere on the skin and their appearance is a unique feature of one’s skin. Pores, which are not apparent until adulthood, become more visible on the face with continued enlargement of the oil glands in the skin. The appearance of pores can usually be improved by exfoliating with topical agents, superficial chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Continuing a maintenance treatment program helps to prolong the benefits.


Redness of the skin may affect the face and/or the neck. Redness may be a result of sun-damage, Rosacea, genetic inheritance or a combination of these factors. The sides and front of the neck, the cheeks, nose, chin and the earlobes can be affected. Redness can be improved with state-of-the-art laser treatments in our office. For some patients, small doses of Botox may be helpful. Treatment of the underlying cause of the redness and avoidance of triggers, if possible, is important.


Rhinophyma is a deformity of the nose that most commonly affects middle-aged men. Gradual overgrowth of the oil glands in the skin causes a bumpy enlargement of the lower half of the nose. The deformity may become so severe that a patient may curtail his social activities and become confined to his home. Fortunately, the disfigurement can be treated, by sculpting the nose back to a more normal shape and size, with a carbon dioxide laser. The treatment is performed in our accredited surgical office with local anesthetic (numbing injection). Healing usually takes two weeks and pinkness fades over two to three months. Sun protection is very important for at least six weeks after healing.


Scars are left in the skin as a consequence of injury. The kinds of skin injury that leave scars include conditions like acne and chicken pox; surgery for removal of moles, cancers and other growths, and accidents. Scars can have different appearances, even when caused by the same type of injury,  and not all injuries result in scars. The deeper the injury the more likely it is to leave a scar. Scars that are visible may be of cosmetic concern. Different options are available for treatment of scars, including removal of scars with special surgical techniques, laser resurfacing, and fillers for the treatment of depressed scars. A combination of treatments may   optimize the cosmetic result.


“Broken” blood vessels gradually appear on the face as a result of sun-exposure, Rosacea, heredity, or a combination of these factors. Patients are sometimes concerned about giving the impression of being heavy drinkers. Camouflage of the blood vessels with make-up becomes increasingly time-consuming and difficult. These blood vessels can be significantly improved, if not completely removed, by non-invasive treatments with the latest laser technology . The state-of-the-art laser used in the office  selectively targets the blood vessels in the skin without breaking the skin surface. The treatment is followed by mild swelling and pinkness for 1-2 days. The blood vessels gradually improve resulting in significant improvement after a single treatment. Further improvement is achieved with additional treatments, which are spaced 6 weeks apart. With the blood vessels removed, the original appearance of the skin without “broken” blood vessels is restored.


The easiest way to judge a person’s age is by the presence of wrinkles. Treatment of wrinkles is, therefore, an essential aspect of rejuvenation and is frequently requested at our office. We offer a variety of simple options to effectively reverse wrinkles.

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Combination Treatments

As aging affects different aspects of your face, Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD will often recommend combining different injectable and filler treatments with other non-surgical treatments to address each area of concern and achieve the most improvement. A combination of non-surgical treatments can help you completely rejuvenate your look without having to undergo surgery and provide better results than any one treatment alone.

How are combination treatments performed?

An example of Dr. Diwan’s strategy of combination treatments would be Botox® for treating frown lines, Restylane® or Juvederm® for smoothing away smile lines, and a laser treatment to improve the appearance of broken blood vessels (visible veins).


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Another common example would be the treatment of deep frown lines with Botox plus a filler (Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse) to achieve the best result. This combination of non-surgical injectables and fillers is often referred to as a liquid facelift because it provides patients with a subtle lift without requiring any surgery or downtime.

How long does it take to recover from a non-surgical combination treatment?

Each of these treatments used by Dr. Diwan has a very limited recovery time. In some cases, none at all. Patients can return to work immediately after their treatment.

When will I notice the results of my combination treatment?

Each individual treatment will achieve results at different rates. While some treatments (such as fillers) will provide you with immediate benefits, others may take a bit more time for you to notice results.  With Botox and some laser treatments, for instance, you will likely see an immediate change in your appearance with gradual improvements over the next few weeks. At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, you have many choices to help you look younger and enhance your appearance. The options include a complete range of both non-surgical and surgical treatments.  Our goal is to provide you with the best results possible with attention to safety, shorter recovery, and long-term improvement.

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