It would be wonderful if we could have young looking skin all of our lives, but elements such as the wind and sunlight, coupled with the natural process of aging take a toll on our skin—especially on our face. Our once smooth facial expression, now display deep creases and wrinkles in our brow and between and at the corners of our eyes, making us look older than we are or feel. If you have tried every over-the-counter cream and lotion on the market and nothing has worked to erase those bothersome creases and wrinkles on your face, then come in and talk with Dr. Celia Mendes to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic might be right for you.
Botox® Cosmetic (or its pharmacological name onabotulinumtoxinA) is a botulinum toxin used to block nerve impulses to the muscles. The reduced muscle activity diminishes severe to moderate wrinkles and creases in the brow and the wrinkling that occurs around the eye (crow’s feet).
Botox® Cosmetic is administered through a series of injections. Most of Dr. Mendes’ patients report little discomfort during treatment, comparing the sensation to a pin prick. The procedure for administering is simple. First Dr. Mendes determines where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. Next, though no anesthesia is required, Dr. Mendes may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. Dr. Mendes marks the areas to be injected, and the injections are given.
The recovery from your treatment is practically immediate. The vast majority of Dr. Mendes’ patients go from their Botox® Cosmetic treatments right back to their normal activities. Your Botox® Cosmetic treatment can even be performed during your lunch break. All of Dr. Mendes’ Botox® Cosmetic patients see an improvement in their appearance after their treatment. Many see amazing results that a last up to three months.
If the wrinkles and furrows make your face appear older then you are or feel, Dr. Celia Mendes invites you to email her or call her at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide whether your face could benefit from a treatment with Botox®. Make an appointment today. Come in, talk to Dr. Mendes. You may discover there can be a better you.
When you we’re younger people noticed your beautiful smile and infectious laughter. But lately have people begun to notice your smile lines (lines from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth) or your vertical lines (wrinkles above your top lip) more than your smile. Do your marionette lines (vertical lines forming at the corners of your mouth) keep you from laughing as much as you’d like? If so, Dr. Celia Mendes can help you get back your smooth, vibrant appearance using the facial filler Juvéderm®.
Juvéderm® is a gel filler designed to replace lost hyaluronic acid (HA) in the dermis (lower layers) of your skin. You see, as we age sunlight, wind, pollutants and time cause us to lose the HA in our skin. Without HA, skin loses its structure and volume causing the unwanted and unsightly lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Juvéderm® replaces the lost HA and restores the lost structure and volume to the face. Dr. Mendes, using a very fine needle, slowly and precisely injects Juvéderm® into the tissue of the dermis. After which, Dr. Mendes might gently massage the treated areas to properly distribute the filler. That’s it. A typical treatment takes around 15 minutes.
The recovery from a Juvéderm® treatment, although minimal, includes some restrictions. Generally, Dr. Mendes recommends that for 24 hours after their treatment her Juvéderm® patients avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, and prolonged exposure to heat or sun. Dr. Mendes might include additional restrictions based on your individual circumstance. The results seen by Dr. Mendes’ Juvéderm® patients are, in most cases, immediate. The treated areas show a marked increase in skin volume and smoothing. In some patients, these results can last up to a year.
If smile, vertical or marionette lines are keeping from making your best impression, Dr. Celia Mendes invites you to email or call her at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if a Juvéderm® gel treatment can restore your face’s vital and youthful appearance. People should notice your wonderful smile and infectious laugh not the wrinkles and lines around your mouth. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles anymore, your cheeks can lose volume and you skin may start to sag. Juvéderm Voluma® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel filler to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. This amazing filler will provide contour and a subtle lift that will last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC is a gel filler designed to replace lost hyaluronic acid (HA) in the dermis (lower layers) of your skin. You see, as we age sunlight, wind, pollutants and time cause us to lose the HA in our skin. Without HA, skin loses its structure and volume causing the unwanted and unsightly skin sagging and volume loss in our cheek area.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC replaces the lost HA and restores the lost structure and volume to the face creating a beautiful contour and subtle lift to the cheek area. Dr. Mendes, using a very fine needle, slowly and precisely injects Juvéderm Voluma® XC into the tissue of the dermis. After which, Dr. Mendes might gently massage the treated areas to properly distribute the filler. That’s it. A typical treatment takes around 15 minutes.
The recovery from a Juvéderm Voluma® XC treatment, although minimal, includes some restrictions. Generally, Dr. Mendes recommends that for 24 hours after their treatment her Juvéderm Voluma® XC patients avoid strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages, and prolonged exposure to heat or sun. Dr. Mendes might include additional restrictions based on your individual circumstance. The results seen by Dr. Mendes’ Juvéderm Voluma® XC patients are, in most cases, immediate. The treated areas show a marked increase in skin volume and smoothing. In some patients, these results can last up to 2 years.
If skin sagging and volume loss are keeping you from making your best impression, Dr. Celia Mendes invites you to email or call her at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if a Juvéderm Voluma® SC gel filler treatment can restore your face’s vital and youthful appearance. People should notice your youthful contour in your cheeks not a saggy sunken-in face. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
EndyMed™ 3DEEP® Skin
Our face is our calling card. Our face is the first thing people notice. For most of us, our face makes our first impression. But your face is beginning to shows signs of aging with the appearance of wrinkles or sagging around your jaws, under your eyes or on your neck. You want to stop the effects of aging on your face, but you don’t want to have an invasive, time consuming procedure. Dr. Celia Mendes has a non-invasive treatment for skin beginning to wrinkle and sag. Even better, with this treatment there’s no downtime.
3DEEP® Facial Tightening
3DEEP® Facial Tightening by EndyMed™ is a treatment for lax skin, another term for sagging skin. Skin laxity is also the cause of wrinkling. 3DEEP® Facial Tightening resolves the problems associated with skin laxity through the use of a proprietary technology that sends controlled, radio frequency energy deep into the skin in order to stimulate new collagen growth. It is this new collagen that produces firmer, younger looking skin.
The number of 3DEEP® Facial Tightening treatments required is determined by the patient’s unique circumstance and aesthetic goals. In consultation with Dr. Mendes, you’ll decide the number of treatments that are right for you.
Recovery from a 3DEEP® Facial Tightening treatment session is…there is no recovery. After your treatment, unless instructed by Dr. Mendes, you can resume your normal activities. Some patients notice a slight redness around the treated area. After a short time, the redness typically disappears.
Dr. Mendes’ patients who have had the 3DEEP® Facial Tightening treatments are both immediate and long lasting. Most patients notice mild improvement right away. However as the collagen structure of your face regenerates over time, patients notice their skin becoming smoother, firmer and wrinkle free.
If sagging skin or the appearance of wrinkles on your face is keeping you from making your best impression, you’re invited to email or call Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if a 3DEEP® Facial Tightening treatment can restore your face’s vital and youthful look. You don’t get a second chance to make that first impression. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
EndyMed™ Skin Resurfacing
The ravages of time, sun, wind and pollutants are beginning to show on your face. Your skin isn’t as firm, radiant or wrinkle–free as it once was. The thought of some invasive procedure, its cost and downtime have made you think this is just something you can’t afford to remedy. Dr. Celia Mendes wants you to know, you have options. One of those options is fractional resurfacing of the skin.
EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional skin resurfacing uses finely directed micro-lasers that heat the cells underneath the targeted area. This heat stimulates collagen production—collagen is the protein that keeps your skin full and wrinkle free. The increased in collagen in your skin allow for the repair to damaged areas. As a consequence, your skin is left smoother, fuller and younger-looking.
The number of treatments required for optimal results depend on each person’s individual circumstance. You, in consultation with Dr. Mendes, will determine the proper course of treat to meet your aesthetic goals.
The EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional skin resurfacing treatment is non-ablative, meaning it does not damage the outer layer of your skin. Because of its non-ablative character, EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional skin resurfacing allows you to get back to your normal activities quickly. For most of Dr. Mendes’ skin resurfacing patients, quickly means right away. Additionally, being non-ablative also means there is minimal discomfort associated with this procedure.
The results of the EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional resurfacing are amazing. Many of Dr. Mendes’ patients who have had the EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional resurfacing, report they could see their results almost immediately. And as the collagen structure of your skin continues to improve, greater produced over time.
Don’t let the effects of the sun, wind, pollutants or time diminish the appearance of your face. We invite you to email or call Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353 . Dr. Mendes can help you decide if an EndyMed™ 3DEEP® fractional skin resurfacing treatment can restore your face’s smooth, radiant, and youthful look. You have options. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
Clear + Brilliant® Skin
You’ve never been one to put things off. So you won’t wait until your face shows the inevitable signs of aging before doing something about it. Dr. Celia Mendes has a state-of-the-art preventative treatment that can keep your face looking its very best while retarding the effects of time and the environment. That treatment is called Clear + Brilliant®.
Clear + Brilliant®
Clear + Brilliant® is a preventative, non-surgical, non-invasive, non-ablative laser resurfacing procedure that reverses the effects that time and environment can have on your skin. Clear + Brilliant® can be the optimal preventative treatment for patients in their 20’s or 30’s or for those patients whose aesthetic goals require a less aggressive approach. Clear + Brilliant® works by gently removing the outermost layer of the targeted area of damaged skin. The healing process allows new deposits of collagen which makes the treated area appear more healthy and tighter. Healthier and tighter skin means the elimination of wrinkles in the treated areas. Gone are the telltale sign of age.
A Clear + Brilliant® treatment session takes about 20 minutes—it can be done at lunchtime or after work. The number of treatments needed for maximal results depends on your skin type and the results you desire. In consultation with Dr. Mendes, you’ll determine the treatment course that’s right for your aesthetic goals. Recovery from a Clear + Brilliant® is minimal. Some of Dr. Mendes’ patients experience minor redness or slight inflammation of the treated areas, but these generally diminish after a few hours. With only minor restrictions, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after their Clear + Brilliant® treatment. If you’re worried about the effects that sun, wind, and time have on your face, you’re invited to email or call Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if a Clear + Brilliant ® skin rejuvenation treatment can keep your face looking refreshed and youthful. You’ve never been one to put things off, don’t start now. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet rich plasma is a 100% natural method that uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the renewal of damaged tissue in areas of the face, neck, décolleté, hands and body. This procedure is found to have great efficacy in revitalizing skin and eliminating wrinkles, sagging and dark circles, while healing skin damaged by acne, injuries and stretch marks.
Extracted blood platelets that contain proteins, nutrients, and a variety of growth factors are injected in to the site of concern. When growth factors are activated by injection, repair of damaged tissue begins, generating collagen and hyaluronic production. A natural enhancement of the skin’s appearance begins to take place and youthfulness, suppleness and volume are restored to the treated areas.
VASER® Lipo System or LipoSelection®
Have you tried diet and exercise, yet still have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away? You’re not alone. Almost every body has an area of fat deposits that seem resistant to exercise or special diets. But with the help of Dr. Celia Mendes and Vaser Ultrasonic LipoSelection®, you can rid yourself of unsightly fatty deposits revealing a sculpted, better you.
VASER® Lipo System / Liposelection®
VASER® Lipo System or LipoSelection® is an ultrasound liposuction procedure used by Dr. Mendes to safely and effectively remove unwanted fat on just about any part of your body. This advanced system uses ultrasonic energy to precisely target unwanted fatty deposits without impacting the surrounding tissue and blood vessels.
The process begins with the fatty layers being infused with fluid so that the high frequency vibration of the VASER ultrasonic probes can emulsify (basically liquefy) fat cells so that they are released into the infused fluid. The fluid with the emulsified fat is then removed by a small, specially designed cannula. As you heal, you’ll notice that the fatty deposits are gone and your skin begins to retract giving you a smooth, defined shape. Dr. Mendes uses Vaser LipoSelection® to broadly remove fat from a patient’s body, or to precision sculpt a specific area.
Whether for general fat removal or precision sculpting, Dr. Mendes and her professional team can safely remove fatty deposits from the your stomach, waist, thighs, buttocks, hips, knees, arms and back as well as sculpt and define your neck and chin. Dr. Mendes can do all of this because VASER® Lipo or LipoSelection® is the next generation in ultrasound, liposuction technology.
What this means to you is that VASER LipoSelection® is minimally invasive. And minimally invasive means excellent results occur with minimal downtime and faster healing than with traditional liposuction. With VASER you can resume normal activities within a few days, as there is minimal bruising and almost no need to take pain medication. Traditional liposuction recovery can take 3-6 weeks.
If stubborn deposits of fat are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, call or email, Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you determine if Vaser LipoSelection® can help you discover a better, sculpted you.
You do it all. You exercise, eat right, get the proper amount of sleep and generally take good care of yourself. You look awesome, except for that last small pocket of unsightly fat, probably around your waistline. Exercise and diet can’t get rid of it, but you don’t want an invasive procedure. In the past you’d have to live with it, not today.
The Liposonix® Procedure
Today, Dr. Celia Mendes can offer all her patients looking to rid themselves of that “stubborn last inch” the contouring capability of the Liposonix® System. Liposonix® can rid you of small, unwanted pockets of fat. Best of all, Liposonix® is not surgery. Liposonix® uses high-intensity ultrasound to breakdown and destroy the targeted fat cells. The fat is then metabolized into the body and naturally eliminated.
The results typically seen by Dr. Mendes’ patients using the Liposonix® procedure are nothing short of remarkable. After a single one hour Liposonix® treatment, patients report having seen a 1 inch reduction in their waistline—that can mean a whole dress or pants size. Even with such remarkable outcomes, Dr. Mendes reminds her Liposonix® patients that final results are generally seen 8 to 12 weeks after their treatment. This represents the time it takes for the body to fully metabolize the treated fat.
But it’s worth the wait as patients report having thinner, more contoured and shapely figures.
If you have a small pocket of exercise and diet resistant fat and don’t want to have an invasive procedure to remove it, Dr. Mendes can help. Email or call Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if the Liposonix® System is the right way for you to perfect your figure. Make an appointment, come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
EndyMed™ 3DEEP® Body Contouring
Dr. Celia Mendes has found that the EndyMed™ is also a non-invasive treatment for skin sagging on the body. Even better, with this treatment there’s no downtime.
3DEEP® Body Contouring
3DEEP® Body Contouring by EndyMed™ is a treatment for the reduction of cellulite, shape the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Through the use of a proprietary technology that sends controlled, radio frequency energy deep into the skin in order to stimulate new collagen growth. It is this new collagen that produces firmer more contoured skin.
The number of 3DEEP® treatments required is determined by the patient’s unique circumstance and aesthetic goals. In consultation with Dr. Mendes, you’ll decide the number of treatments that are right for you.
Recovery from a 3DEEP® Body Contouring treatment session is…there is no recovery. After your treatment, unless instructed by Dr. Mendes, you can resume your normal activities. Some patients notice a slight redness around the treated area. After a short time, the redness typically disappears.
Dr. Mendes’ patients who have had the 3DEEP® Body Contouring treatments are both immediate and long lasting. Most patients notice mild improvement right away. However as the collagen structure regenerates over time, patients notice their skin becoming smoother and firmer.
If sagging skin is keeping you from making your best impression, you’re invited to email or call Dr. Celia Mendes at (910) 644-6353. Dr. Mendes can help you decide if a 3DEEP® Body Contouring treatment can restore firmer and more contoured body. You don’t get a second chance to make that first impression. Make an appointment today. Come in and talk to Dr. Mendes. You’ll discover there can be a better you.
Laser Hair Removal
Using the latest technology, Dr. Celia Mendes is able to remove and/or modify those unwanted hairs. This will hopefully ensure that you will never need to shave, or use other depilatory devices, again.
Until now, the only options for removing unwanted hair were shaving, waxing, hair-removal creams, tweezing or electrolysis, and these are all temporary and/or painful. In the 1980s a Russian physicist, while developing the Ruby laser for defense purposes, accidentally lasered himself on the arm. He noticed that the hairs in the lasered area were vaporized, and new hair growth occurred only after a number of months. As a result of this accident, laser hair removal was born. This technique is good for bikini lines, underarms, face, legs, back and most other skin surfaces.
The laser light targets hair in the active growth cycle, damaging the hair follicle with minimum trauma to surrounding tissue. (Approximately 20-30% of the hair will be active at any one time so additional treatments maybe necessary). Effects of this treatment vary with skin type, hair color, and the area of the body to be treated. Because the laser only detects color, people who are very fair skinned and have dark hair in the treatment area usually obtain the best results. Persons who have darker skin may experience little or no improvement because the laser energy is more dispersed in areas with darker pigmentation.
This treatment is usually not effective on natural blonde, gray, white or red hair. Although the goal is hair removal, sometimes only modifications are made. For example, coarse hair may be replaced with finer, lighter hair. Some conditions may exclude clients from treatment.
During you consultation with Dr. Mendes she will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction and/or modification.
During a consultation visit, Dr. Mendes will examine the areas to be treated and make an assessment of skin type and hair color. The client’s medical history and objectives will also be discussed. For persons with darker skin tones, a “test spot” may be recommended.
Results of laser treatment will not necessarily be immediate. For hair removal, the hair shaft will fall out in about two weeks. Since 20-30% of hair that is present is in its active phase. The re-growth of dormant hair will necessitate additional treatments. Clients return when there is evidence of new hair growth. In facial areas, this growth usually appears after four weeks. Hair growth in other parts of the body can be visible in six to eight weeks.
If you have been considering a more permanent method of reducing or removing facial or body hair, we recommend you contact Dr. Celia Mendes to determine if this is the answer for you. Call (910) 644-6353 today.
IPL Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Mendes offers a treatment called IPL Photo Rejuvenation. She uses this treatment for skin care concerns ranging from light acne scars, redness, and rosacea to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation is non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring. The actual IPL Photo Rejuvenation procedure has a mild prick feel to the skin. With each prick the IPL Photo Rejuvenation penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to treat the issues at the source. Dr. Mendes indicates that most patients will require several treatments of the IPL Photo Rejuvenation to achieve maximum results. Over time Dr. Mendes finds that her patients see marked improvement in their skin.
There is no down time with the treatments. A patient can go back to his/her daily routine after their treatments. Because of this , many patients see this as a “lunch time” activity.
During your consultation with Dr. Mendes she will prescribe the number of treatments she feels you will need to obtain the results you desire.
If you have been plagued with redness, old acne scars, rosacea or other facial skin problems, we invite you to contact Dr. Mendes today. Call our office at (910) 644-6353 today.
Most of us wish we could slow down the effects of aging and what it does to our looks. Fraxel® is a proven laser technology that can help reverse the visible signs of aging, naturally helping you look younger. Change isn’t drastic or scary with Fraxel, it’s just a younger-looking you. Fraxel is effective on fine and deeper lines and wrinkles, surface scarring (erasing effects of acne and other scarring), pigmentation (minimizing the appearance of age spots), sun damage, and Actinic Keratosis (a common precancerous condition). With over a decade of treatments, Fraxel technology is proven science that gets real results.
How it Works
Fraxel® is fractional laser technology for advanced skin resurfacing. Dr. Mendes uses a “smart scanning” hand piece to ensure consistency and safety while fractional lasers penetrate the top skin layers. Fraxel light energy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, and resurfaces the top skin layer by rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth the creases and pockets that cause wrinkles and scars. Fraxel only treats the problem areas, therefore the results are focused and effective. This treatment usually lasts between 15 – 45 minutes. Because Fraxel works with your body’s natural skin cells, results typically take 1 to 3 weeks to take effect. Most patients report the sensation of a “light sunburn” immediately after treatment, but treatment plans can vary. Dr. Mendes will help decide the specifics of your treatment with you. Call (910) 644-6353 and schedule today for a quick treatment for a younger-looking, radiant you!
MonaLisa Touch® is a new and exciting vaginal rejuvenation laser treatment performed by Dr. Celia Mendes. If you suffer with symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritation, laxity, burning, pain during sexual intercourse, or mild urinary urgency or incontinence, this treatment can change your life. MonaLisa Touch® is a simple and safe non-surgical approach to gynecological health that is performed in the office. It treats the symptoms of vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization of the vaginal mucosa using a gentle fractional CO2 laser with a vaginal probe. With three less than 5 minute treatments every 6 weeks, this virtually painless procedure is clinically proven to bring lasting relief with overwhelming positive and immediate results.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
MonaLisa Touch® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina (Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation), which helps fighting and attenuating symptoms related to vaginal atrophy, a widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal women. Thanks to its action on factors that determine dryness, fragility and loss of mucosal elasticity, this treatment can eliminate troublesome itching, irritation and pain, which become particularly acute during intercourse. The interaction with laser is, in fact, the ideal method to stimulate the collagen contained in the vaginal walls for the rehydration and functional tissue restoration. Its beneficial action can contribute to improve self-confidence and sexual pleasure.
For which women is MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment most suitable?
For any woman who wants to prevent or treat the vaginal symptoms due to estrogenic decrease (in menopause, after a childbirth, after a cancer treatment, or after an eating disturb –anorexia) . Most common symptoms vaginal dryness, irritation, laxity, burning, pain during sexual intercourse and mild urinary urgency or incontinence. MonaLisa Touch® is the ideal treatment for those who are looking for a less invasive procedure. Talk with Dr. Mendes to see if this procedure is right for you.
What type of results can I expect?
Most treated patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation, pain during intercourse, and urinary symptoms which contributes to a substantial improvement in the quality of life. These results are possible, thanks to the stimulation of the mucosa, which regenerates and rejuvenates.
Can MonaLisa Touch® be used to treat vaginal laxity?
The term “loose vagina” refers to a condition where the diameter of the vagina has increased. This is often caused by natural yet traumatic events, such as giving birth or tissue relaxation due to a natural ageing process. In these cases, it is essential to evaluate the cause and the state of the vagina to exclude a prolapse or an involvement of the muscles. The CO2 fractional laser allows treating those cases where the “loose vagina” is due to a mucosal tone loss.
Is it painful?
No, it is virtually painless. No anesthesia is required. The sensation is a light vibration.
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on how serious the symptoms are. It is recommended to get 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart, followed by an annual maintenance treatment. In any case, it will be up to Dr. Mendes, after careful examination, to evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan for you.