At Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, P.A., we are focused on making your skin the best it can be. We use best available scientific technology in a medical environment, to improve your appearance.
Our esthetician services at Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates in Raleigh are a complementary extension of the quality medical skin care we provide to our patients. Please schedule your consultation with one of our licensed and experienced estheticians for a complimentary skin analysis to learn how to maximize your skin’s potential with these and other skin care treatments.
Our Esthetician Services
Laser Body Contouring
SculpSure® can help you safely eliminate fat in just 25 minutes per treatment area. There is no downtime following treatment, allowing you to resume your daily activities right away.
The laser targets and heats fat cells under the skin without affecting the skin’s surface. SculpSure® raises the temperature of fat cells, damaging their structural integrity. Contact Cooling™ stays on throughout the treatment, keeping the skin safe and comfortable. The damaged fat cells are removed naturally from your body through your lymphatic system. Once the fat cells are removed from your body, they cannot regrow.
Laser Hair Reduction
The thought of not having to shave every day or reducing unwanted hair is a dream for some people. Our laser treatments for unwanted hair can make that dream a reality with a non-invasive approach to hair removal. With an 18mm spot size and DCD (cryogen spray), these treatments are faster, more comfortable and more effective.
Both men and women of all skin types can benefit from this treatment as long as there is color in the hair. Dark hair responds best; white, gray, red, and blonde hair does not respond at all. The number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors, including follicle growth cycles and hair color.
Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation/Age Spots/Sun Damage
The laser targets the melanin or color in the skin. The light of the laser is absorbed by the dark spots bringing them to the surface causing a temporary darkening of the spot. After the top layer of skin sloughs off, the dark spot will lighten. Depending on the depth of the pigment and the lightness/darkness of spot, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results.
Laser Treatments for Vascular Concerns
Our vascular laser is the Candela Vbeam® Perfecta, which is the gold standard pulsed-dye laser. It is a safe and effective way to treat vascular concerns including broken capillaries, redness, acne breakouts, acne scarring, rosacea and angiomas. If you have been searching for a treatment to help with vascular concerns, your search is over.
We now offer Microneedling with SkinPen® by Bellus Medical which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores. It is a minimally invasive and is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.
It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.
PRFM – Platelet Rich Fibron Matrix
To enhance your Microneedling results you can add PRP/PRFM. A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then applied to the skin post treatment to stimulate collagen production. PFRM differs from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) because it creates a microscopic gel under the skin allowing it to stay in the area longer helping enhance the results.
ReFirme™ Laser Skin Contouring
Refirme™ is a skin contouring treatment using the Sublime applicator. This treatment uses Infrared as well as bi-polar radio frequency technology to deliver heat deep into the dermis stimulating collagen and resulting in the immediate and long-term improvement of wrinkles and facial contour.
Sublative Skin Rejuvenation
Using the Sublative applicator, this is the most corrective treatment we offer. It uses fractional delivery of bi-polar radio frequency energy to the skin causing controlled micro-injuries to the dermal layer. This initiates a strong wound healing response deep in the dermis. The surrounding area is stimulated by heat, which helps accelerate the healing process, leading to a smoother, rejuvenated appearance of the skin.
We all — men and women alike — have a desire for healthy, youthful skin. But exposure to the sun and elements, along with adverse living habits, can contribute to a sometimes less-than-desirable appearance to our skin. We offer a variety of specialized peels, varying in strength, to help you achieve your skin care goals by removing damaged outer layers. Our peels are tailored to your specific needs and concerns, including acne breakouts, redness, large pores, pigmentation, and texture. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and back.
Meet Our Estheticians
DEBBIE McKENZIE, Licensed Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician
Debbie McKenzie, a licensed medical esthetician and certified laser technician, joined Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates in 2015 from a medical spa and plastic surgery center in North Raleigh. Since 2010, she has worked with plastic surgeons, doctors and dermatologists, specializing in skin care, lasers, and light based treatments.
Trained in chemical peels, lasers, and skin care, Debbie is be able to provide you with a detailed, personalized skin care treatment plan to achieve a more healthy and youthful appearance. From in-office procedures to home care, she is ready to help you with all of your skin care needs.
Schedule an Appointment
To best serve our clients, Blue Ridge Dermatology has two convenient locations in Raleigh, North Carolina. Call 919-781-1050 to schedule an appointment today.