Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been around for over 70 years, and it has helped many women and men overcome imbalances related to hormones. Bio-identical hormones are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body, and they are usually synthesized from soy or yam products. Because of their identical structure and function, they can be more easily metabolized and accepted into the body.
Laser Liposuction – The Ultimate in Body Shaping Results
Excess body fat and flabby skin are unsightly and uncomfortable. For many people, diet and exercise does little to help them achieve the body shape they want. Dr. Lisa Erhard can sculpt and tone your body by removing stubborn body fat and tightening the skin to reveal a trimmer, healthier figure contoured shape. Laser assisted liposuction or ProLipo at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery is a minimally invasive way for men and women to remove fat and re-contour the arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, back, neck and jowls. ProLipo laser-assisted liposuction delivers laser energy through a slender fiber to areas of body fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels so there is minimal bruising and allows fast recovery with minimal down time. The energy from the laser melts the unwanted fat and firms tissue resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance.
Protégé Elite – Skin Tightening
Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa is proud to offer the Protégé Elite, a new generation face and body-contouring device that tightens the skin and contours the fat. This new face and body contouring system is designed specifically to treat tissues safely and comfortably. It is appropriate for all areas of the neck and face, as well as arms and thighs. Protégé Elite can help reduce superficial wrinkles, improve skin laxity, and tighten and tone dimples and cellulite. Targeted areas include neck, jaws, drooping eyelids, flabby arms, and cellulite on the thighs.
Patients relax under a warm blanket in one of our comfortable procedure rooms. Protégé Elite uses a specially designed hand piece, which gently glides over the skin of the treatment area. Patients feel a slight pressure, and a pleasant warming sensation. Radio frequency energy is passing through the skin surface, heating deep tissue to a carefully regulated temperature. Heat from the Protégé Elite causes weak collagen to contract, firming the skin. It also stimulates the body’s natural collagen remodeling process, increasing the amount and strength of healthy collagen. The ideal patient for this procedure is one that is looking for great results in small problem areas. There is no anesthesia, no pain, and no down time.
Vaser Liposuction – Fat Reduction and Body Contouring
Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasound technology to break up problem fat cells. If you’re healthy, eat right, and exercise but still have problem areas of fat that won’t go away, you may be a candidate for Vaser liposuction. Vaser Lipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted fat deposits. Every body type has problem areas that are resistant to rigorous diet and exercise, such as the lower abdomen and love handles. Vaser lipo uses state-of-the art ultrasonic energy to selectively break apart fat cells. Vaser is unique in its ability to differentiate fat from other vital tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. VASER liquefies the fat cells while preserving these other important tissues and promotes smooth results with rapid healing.
- Permanently removes fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
- Adds symmetry and shape to your body
- Smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Refines and accentuates appearance of muscles
- Helps you look the way you want to look
Vaser liposuction is not a substitution for weight loss. However, Vaser Lipo is for healthy patients that have problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Patients that would have never considered traditional surgical liposuction are finding that Vaser Lipo is a gentle alternative to attaining the body shape and contour they have always wanted.
Vanquish Non-surgical Fat Reduction and Body Contouring
Vanquish patients typically lose two to four inches of stubborn stomach and love handle fat that has not responded to a healthy diet and exercise routine. The best part is there is no anesthesia necessary when undergoing treatment with Vanquish. It sends safe, effective, targeted radio frequency waves that provide deep thermal heating specifically to fat. The method literally melts the fat away. Then, the lymphatic system naturally eliminates the melted fat in the days and weeks following your treatment. Vanquish is comfortable, too! Patients compare it to a heated massage, and many fall asleep. In addition, results are long lasting, giving you curves in all the right places with no muffin top or love handles. You can look forward to shopping for new, smaller clothes!
Injectables and Fillers-Botox
Give us ten minutes and we’ll put pesky wrinkles and deep lines in their place with the ultimate wrinkle-buster, Botox. Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, leaving skin smoother, tighter, and wrinkle-free. With a few quick injections you can soften the appearance of crow’s fee, brow furrow, and forehead lines in minutes. Botox is the number one aesthetic procedure performed in the world. Dr. Erhard is an expert injector that will produce a natural relaxed look. No frozen faces or Dr. Spock eyebrow’s here, just beautiful, natural results!
The Botox injection is a solution of botulinum toxin type A, a type of purified protein that is considered a biologic extract. It works to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles by blocking the nerve impulses to the region and temporarily relaxing the muscle at the injection site. The result is smooth skin and a more youthful appearance. Botox starts to work within 24 to 48 hours, with the majority of people noticing significant results in 7 days. Visible results have been proven to last up to 4 months.
- Frown Lines between the brows
- Forehead Wrinkles
- Crow’s Feet
- Lines around the mouth
- Neck Bands
Dermapen- Enhancing Natural Collagen Growth
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in our skin naturally diminishes. The reduction of collagen causes wrinkles, saggy skin and a hollowing effect over the surface of the face. Dermapen is an advanced micro-needling device used to stimulate collagen production. As collagen is produced, it fills in fine lines and acne scars, tightens loose skin, and minimizes enlarged pores. Dermapen stimulates your skin’s natural healing response. The Dermapen treatment creates thousands of “micro injuries” to the skin by way of extremely small needles. It promotes the skin’s natural healing response to produce more collagen and elastin. Increased collagen in your skin means smoother, tighter and younger looking skin. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa recommends Dermapen to patients who are not ready for traditional plastic surgery.
- Tighten, Lift and Rejuvenate Skin
- Reduce Acne Scars
- Reduce Surgical Scars and Other Scaring
- Improve Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Minimize Pore Size
- Improve Stretch Marks
The Dermapen Treatment Process
After the treatment your skin may be slightly red, and sensitive to the touch depending for the first 12 to 24 hours, depending on the depth of the treatment. You will notice a sensation of tightness. There will be noticeable improvement in the tone and texture of your skin with each treatment, but most clients get the best results with a series of 4 to 6 treatments. Acne scars may require additional treatments with collagen generated over time to fill in the defects.
Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is time consuming, irritating to the skin, and expensive. The worst part is the results only last a short period of time. Removing unwanted body hair by shaving, waxing, depilatories and painful electrolysis is a thing of the past. Now you can look forward to smooth, bare skin without painful ingrown hairs and razor burn. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa offers the FDA approved Sciton Broadband Light laser hair removal. We’ll help men and women eliminate unwanted hair and the need for shaving and waxing! This gentle treatment, which is non-invasive and comfortable, will be tailored just for you by our highly skilled team of aestheticians.
- Bikini & Brazilian Bikini
At Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa, the most commonly treated areas for women include the underarms, face, bikini including the Brazilian bikini, and legs. For men, it’s the chest and back. The laser is excellent for treating in-grown hairs. Our laser can even penetrate through “shaving bumps” right to the hair follicle. The results we have seen are incredible! Since multiple treatments will be needed, your feedback will help us to determine how effective the treatment approach is for your body so we can adjust your treatment to achieve optimum results.
Microdermabrasion – Instant Facelift
When you look in the mirror, do you see a dull, tired looking skin? Well, the bad news is everyone else sees the same thing. The good news is a microdermabrasion treatment from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa will revitalize your face and help repair skin that is damaged from the sun, scars, acne, and the unwanted effects of aging. Microdermabrasion, also called an “instant facelift”, is a gentle process for smoothing, stimulating and brightening the skin. This treatment can be a great option for men or women looking to take that first step down their path to facial rejuvenation. In 30 minutes, your face will have a youthful glow, softer to the touch with an improvement in the tone and texture.
- Reduction of Minor to Moderate Early Aging Fine Lines
- Minor Revision of Scars
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Hyperpigmentation Reduction
- Reduction of Acne Scars
- Age Spots
- Extraction of Blackheads and Whiteheads
- Rejuvenation of Overall Skin Health
The Microdermabrasion Process
The aestheticians at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa remove the dead, outer layer of skin using a patented Crystal Free Diamond-Tome wand, which exfoliates the skin with natural diamond chips. Then the dead skin cells are vacuumed away revealing revitalized skin with a smooth even tone and texture. After your microdermabrasion you may look slightly flushed, but your skin tone should return to normal in about 30-60 minutes. We recommend having a microdermabrasion every 2-4 weeks for a series of 6-8 treatments for maximum benefit. For special events you will want to have a microdermabrasion several days before to achieve amazing skin with a beautiful glow.