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Natural Face™ Clinics, led by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim, features a variety of medical spa treatments for patients residing in the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area, including Ithaca and Rochester.

While aesthetic treatments including Botox®, neuromodulator injections, dermal fillers, and non-surgical procedures have become widely available in various settings, it is important for patients and consumers to seek expert consultation. While many treatments are very safe and predictable, nevertheless, they pose some risk, and providers should be capable of managing such complications.

Not all patients and consumers present with the same problem or respond similarly, therefore, a consultation should inform them with reasonable expectation of the outcome and risk associated with treatments, and alternative options, including both surgical and non-surgical.

Medical Spa in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

In our practice, many patients come in well-informed from their own internet research or through their friends and seek specific treatments. However, during your initial consultation, we spend extensive time evaluating your face, including your current facial features and expected aging changes in the future, your desired outcome/self-image in short-term and long-term, the cost of treatment, and underlying medical conditions.

Our philosophy with medical spa-type treatments is to educate patients on the realistic outcomes from our recommended treatments to achieve natural results, and to focus on building long-term relationships for future maintenance. We achieve this by offering professional, unbiased recommendations and treatments unique to each individual.

Botox  

This is the original neuromodulator brand approved for treatment of expression wrinkles of the face, such as the frown line, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.  It has been around for over 20 years, and has been used extensively for both medical and cosmetic purposes. While some people express concern because they think of the botulism toxin, Botox medication has demonstrated itself as an extremely safe and effective treatment for relaxing the muscle.   

What makes Botox unique compared to other neuromodulator treatments like Dysport, or Xeomin?

Botox is the original neuromodulator brand, which is why some people may say “Botox” in reference to any neuromodulator treatments including its competing brands, Dysport or Xeomin (like the brand Kleenex or Xerox against their competitors). In the clinical sense, Botox and Dysport seem to behave very similarly. In studies, specialists and normal observers cannot distinguish the difference in effect between Botox and Dysport.  Dysport may have slightly quicker onset 2-5 days vs 4-7 days for Botox, and may dissolve slightly sooner, although even this is disputed and probably patient-dependent.

Duration of Botox treatment is around 3-4 months.  However, for patients who have been going through maintenance Botox regularly every 3-4 months, many will notice that the same treatment will begin to last longer, or that they require less dose to achieve the same outcome.  This may be due to the fact that long term maintenance with Botox treatments will cause your facial expression muscle to shrink from disuse resulting in less bulk of muscle for Botox to work on.

Alternatively, some long-time patients may begin to notice that Botox is becoming less effective over time.  This may be due to the fact that their body has developed resistance against the Botox molecule and is clearing it out of their system quickly.  While all three brand of neuromodulators are essentially derivative of same botulism type A, Xeomin may still be effective if their body has developed resistance against ancillary component in the medication and not the core botulism itself.   Trial of Xeomin is the only way to determine whether it is effective for these patients.

Botox treatment has become very ubiquitous now as more providers outside the core-cosmetic specialties (dermatologists, or plastic surgeons) are offering these service, often in the ObGyn office or the dental offices.

While treatment is relatively simple and safe overall, there are some risks that patients should be aware of. Depending on the technique and experience of provider, if Botox reaches an unintended muscle group, patients can develop an undesired outcome, often a brow or eyelid droop.  Aggressive treatment, especially around the mouth, can result in unnatural facial expression or frozen face which are undesirable. Experienced providers should know ways to counter-measure if undesired outcomes were to develop, so patients should notify their providers for correction instead of waiting for the treatment to wear out in 3-4 months.

Short term benefit of Botox treatment is relaxation of the expression wrinkles of the face, especially the frown line, forehead line, or the crow’s feet.  There are other ways that Botox can be used to enhance facial image including lifting the eyebrows, reducing a gummy smile or nostril flare, reducing the bulky cheek muscle in patients with square-shaped jaw, or turning the corner of mouth from frown to slight smile.  These adjuvant treatments are highly variable based on tendency of patients’ muscle use at baseline, and often require some trial treatments with titration over time.

Perhaps more important than these short-term 3-4 months benefit of Botox is its long term benefit.  We believe that, along with sun protection and tretinoin-based skin therapy, maintenance Botox is by far the most predictable way of keeping your skin looking youthful for the future.  From a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective, while many changes of the face related to aging process are reversible with a one-time surgery, reversing the damage associated with aged skin is the most challenging project and takes time.  We emphasize to all of our patients, including those who underwent surgical facial rejuvenation, that disciplined skin regimen as described above is essential for prevention of aging and maintenance of youthfulness.

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Dysport

Dysport has become the most used brand of neuromodulators in our practice.  In fact, last year our clinic was the highest volume provider for Dysport and its family of fillers in the central New York area.  Most patients rely on Dysport for treatment of expression wrinkles, including the frown line, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. While some people express concern because they think of the botulism toxin, Dysport has demonstrated itself as an extremely safe and effective treatment for relaxing muscle.   

What makes Dysport unique compared to other neuromodulator treatments like Botox or Xeomin?

In clinical sense, Botox and Dysport both behave very similarly.  In numerous studies, specialists and normal observers cannot distinguish the difference in effect between Botox and Dysport.  Dysport may have slightly quicker onset 2-5 days vs 4-7 days for Botox, and may dissolve slightly sooner – although even this is disputed, and we think is patient-dependent.   Dysport consists of smaller molecules of active ingredient than Botox brand, so it requires more concentration to have similar effect as Botox. For example, in our clinic, based on our protocol we use 15U of Dysport for the same outcome that would require 5U of Botox.  As a side-note, Dysport contains small amount of cow’s milk protein, so people with allergy to cow’s milk should avoid Dysport and they should request Botox or Xeomin as an alternative.

Duration of Dysport treatment is around 3-4 months.  However, for patients who have been going through maintenance Dysport regularly every 3-4 months, many will notice that the same treatment will begin to last longer, or that they require less dose to achieve the same outcome.  This may be due to the fact that long term treatment with Dysport will cause your facial expression muscle to shrink from disuse resulting in less bulk of muscle for Dysport to work on.

Depending on the technique and experience of the provider, if Dysport is injected into an unintended muscle group, the patient can develop an undesired outcome, often times with brow droop or eyelid droop.  Aggressive treatment, especially around the mouth, can result in unnatural facial expression or frozen face which are undesirable. Experienced providers should know ways to counter-measure if undesired outcome were to develop, so patients should notify their providers for correction instead of waiting for the treatment to wear out in 3-4 months.

Short term benefit of Dysport treatment is relaxation of the expression wrinkles of the face, especially the frown line, forehead line, or the crow’s feet.  There are other ways that Dysport can be used to enhance facial image including lifting the eyebrows, reducing a gummy smile or nostril flare, reducing the bulky cheek muscle in patients with square-shaped jaw, or turning the corner of mouth from frown to slight smile.  These adjuvant treatments are highly variable based on tendency of patients’ muscle use at baseline, and often require some trial treatments with titration over time.

Perhaps more important than these short-term 3-4 months benefit of Dysport is its long term benefit.  We believe that, along with sun protection and tretinoin-based skin therapy, maintenance Dysport is by far the most predictable way of keeping your skin looking youthful for the future.  From a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective, while many changes of the face related to aging process are reversible with a one-time surgery, reversing the damage associated with aged skin is a most challenging project that takes time.  We emphasize to all of our patients, including those who underwent surgical facial rejuvenation, that disciplined skin regimen as described above is essential for prevention of aging and maintenance of youthfulness.

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Xeomin

Xeomin is the newest of the three best known neuromodulators in the US.  Because Xeomin consists of only the functional portion of the molecule without the additive components, it is often called the purest of the neuromodulators.  Anecdotally, many of our patients report that Xeomin results in subtler relaxation of the expression wrinkles after the treatment compared to other neuromodulator brands they have used before.  

What makes Xeomin unique compared to other neuromodulator treatments like Botox or Dysport?

Duration of Xeomin treatment is around 3-4 months.  However, some of our patients with experience using Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin report that Xeomin seems to wear out a few days sooner than the others.  

Some of our Xeomin patients are those who began to notice that their Botox or Dysport began to become less effective after several years of use.  This may be due to the fact that their body has developed resistance against the Botox molecule and is clearing it out of their system quickly.  While all three brand of neuromodulators are essentially derivative of same botulism type A, Xeomin may still be effective if their body has developed resistance against ancillary component in the medication and not the core botulism itself.   Trial of Xeomin is the only way to determine whether it is effective for these patients.

Short term benefit of Xeomin treatment is relaxation of the expression wrinkles of the face, especially the frown line, forehead line, or the crow’s feet.  There are other ways that Xeomin can be used to enhance facial image including lifting the eyebrows, reducing a gummy smile or nostril flare, reducing the bulky cheek muscle in patients with square-shaped jaw, or turning the corner of mouth from frown to slight smile.  These adjuvant treatments are highly variable based on tendency of patients’ muscle use at baseline, and often require some trial treatments with titration over time.

Perhaps more important than these short-term 3-4 months benefit of Xeomin is its long term benefit.  We believe that, along with sun protection and tretinoin-based skin therapy, maintenance Xeomin is by far the most predictable way of keeping your skin looking youthful for the future.  From a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective, while many changes of the face related to aging process are reversible with a one-time surgery, reversing the damage associated with aged skin is most challenging project that takes time.  We emphasize to all of our patients, including those who underwent surgical facial rejuvenation, that disciplined skin regimen as described above is essential for prevention of aging and maintenance of youthfulness.

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Restylane

Restylane family of fillers, along with Juvederm, is one of the best known brands of hyaluronic acid gel fillers.   Restylane is currently the most used brand of hyaluronic acid dermal filler in our practice.  In fact, last year our clinic was the highest volume provider for Restylane and its family of injectables in the central New York area.  

There are several lines of Restylane with varying degree of firmness and characteristics designed to treat a broad spectrum of skin wrinkles or volume hollowness of the face.  Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar molecule found naturally in your skin and joint. Like a starch, its function is to absorb water and serve as a cushioning agent or make up the space between the cells.  By injecting the purified hyaluronic acid gel into the skin, it attracts the water in your body (up to 1000 times its weight) to volumize, and restore the deeper layer of the skin called dermis.

What makes Restylane unique compared to other hyaluronic acid gel fillers like Belotero, or Juvederm?  

Restylane brand comes in several lines which can be overwhelming for some.  The original Restylane is an in-the-middle hyaluronic acid filler. Restylane Silk is a softer hyaluronic acid filler and it is ideal for treating superficial and fine lines on the skin and/or defining the borders of the lips.   Restylane Lyft, formerly called Perlane, attracts less water than the others, and is designed to provide firm lift of soft tissue, such as the cheeks. Restylane Refyne is a newer brand product used for skin wrinkles, while Restylane Defyne is designed to treat deeper skin wrinkles and folds.  To summarize, the Restylane line of products consists of Silk (softest), Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft (firmest).

Many patients ask how long Restylane will lasts.  Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body, your body also has an enzyme that will dissolve Restylane.  Depending on the individual and where Restylane was injected, longevity of the product varies. Generally, it is expected to last between 6-12 months.  

Restylane treatment is done in the office procedure setting.  With exception of lip treatments which are performed through micro-cannula, Restylane is typically injected through a fine syringe with a slight pinch. There is a small potential for a pin-point bruise at the site of injection, although it is not typical.   After treatment you may be informed to massage at the treated site for the first few days while Restylane settles in, but otherwise, there is no activity restrictions after the treatment.

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Sculptra

Sculptra is a filler designed to stimulate the skin to build its own new collagen.  Its main ingredient is poly-L-Lactic acid, which is a similar substance used to create dissolving sutures.   Sculptra is a very powerful filler for lifting deep tissue. It is also the main treatment implicated in the popular term “liquid face lift”, or a non-surgical face lift procedure.   

Sculptra is injected deep into or below the dermis plane of the skin.  Most common indications for Sculptra treatments are the hollowness of the cheeks and temples.  Vigorous massage for the first five days after the injection is very important to ensure that the product has blended evenly within the tissue and also to provide mechanical stimulation for collagen building.

While Sculptra is a very popular filler treatment in our practice, there are certain weaknesses that prospective patients should be aware of.  First of all, Sculptra itself does not contribute to any volume – it relies entirely on your body’s metabolism to build its own. This means there is no immediate benefit noticeable after the treatment.  It also means that the outcome is delayed – at least 6 weeks or more. To ensure that we jump start your body to build the new collagen for volume, we recommend that patients commit to at least two treatments at 1-month interval per site if they want to start on Sculptra therapy.  However, even with two treatments, many patients end up going through multiple additional treatments before they achieve the outcome they are looking for. Patients in advanced ages have less chance of noticing significant improvement from Sculptra, because their metabolism has likely slowed down.  For these patients, we recommend several other treatment options including Radiesse, or surgical procedure such as submalar cheek implant.

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Juvederm

Juvederm family of fillers, along with Restylane, is one of the best known brands of hyaluronic acid gel fillers.   There are several lines of Juvederm with varying degree of firmness and characteristics designed to treat broad spectrum of skin wrinkles or volume hollowness of the face.  Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar molecule found naturally in your skin and joints. Like a starch, its function is to absorb water and serve as a cushioning agent or make up the space between the cells.  By injecting the purified hyaluronic acid gel into the skin, it attracts the water in your body (up to 1,000 times its weight) to volumize, and restore the deeper layer of the skin called dermis.

What makes Juvederm unique compared to other hyaluronic acid gel fillers like Belotero, or Restylane?  

Juvederm brand comes in several lines which can be overwhelming for some.  Juvederm Ultra (and Ultra XC with numbing medicine) is an in-the-middle hyaluronic acid filler.  Juvederm Volbella is a softer hyaluronic acid filler and it is ideal for treating superficial and fine lines on the skin and/or defining the borders of the lips.   Juvederm Voluma attracts less water than the others, and is designed to provide firm lift of soft tissue, such as the cheeks.

Many patients ask how long Juvederm will last.  Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body, your body also has an enzyme that will dissolve Juvederm.  Depending on the individual and where Belotero was injected, longevity of the product varies. Generally, it is expected to last between 6-12 months, except Voluma which has been shown to last up to 2 years.  

Juvederm treatment is done in the office procedure setting.  With exception of lip treatments which are performed through micro-cannula, Juvederm is typically injected through a fine syringe with a slight pinch. There is a small potential for a pin-point bruise at the site of injection, although is not typical.   After treatment you may be informed to massage the treated site for the first few days while Juvederm settles in, but otherwise, there is no activity restrictions after the treatment.

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Belotero

Belotero is one of the many brands of hyaluronic acid gel fillers.   Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar molecule found naturally in your skin and joints.  Like a starch, its function is to absorb water and serve as a cushioning agent or make up the space between the cells.  By injecting the purified hyaluronic acid gel into the skin, it pulls in the water from your body and restore the deeper layer of the skin called dermis.  

Belotero is synthesized to be one of the softest and least viscous gels compared to the other popular hyaluronic acid filler brands.  This allows Belotero to spread more evenly across the treated area resulting in less chance for bumps or lumps, and also Tyndall effect (rare side effect of slight bluish tint at the site of injection).   For this reason, our preference is to use Belotero for treatment of the tear trough and hollowness around the eyes, and treatment of very fine, superficial wrinkles on otherwise smooth skin. We avoid using Belotero for patients who wishes to improve deep wrinkles like nasolabial folds, or for broader volumization of the lips or the cheeks.

Many patients ask how long Belotero will last.  Because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body, your body also has an enzyme that will dissolve Belotero.  And depending on the individual and where Belotero was injected, longevity of the product varies. Generally, it is expected to last between 3-12 months.   

But, perhaps more importantly, with long term regular maintenance treatments of Belotero, it has been shown to stimulate natural collagen build-up and other supporting structures of the skin resulting in remodeling and restoration of the damaged, aged skin.  This effect has been shown in numerous scientific studies. Therefore, even though the Belotero itself may dissolve over time, the changes in skin promoted by maintenance Belotero treatment keeps skin looking youthful for a long run.

Like the other Hyaluronic acid treatments, Belotero treatment is done in office procedure setting.  With exception of tear trough treatment which is performed through micro-cannula, Belotero is typically injected through a fine syringe with a slight pinch.  There is a small potential for a pin-point bruise at the site of injection which is not typical. After treatment you may be informed to massage the treated site for the first few days while Belotero settles in, but otherwise, there is no activity restrictions after the treatment.

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Radiesse

Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite-based dermal filler.  Calcium hydroxylapatite is found in the same form in the bone and teeth, except that in Radiesse product, Calcium hydroxylapatite is suspended in a gel to allow smooth and predictable injection into the tissue.   Since Radiesse contains calcium based molecule, it has thicker and cream-like texture compared to the other well-known filler brands like Restylane, Juvederm, or Belotero which has clear gel characteristics.

Radiesse is a calcium-based filler that is designed to work in deeper tissue for broader volumization.  Areas where Radiesse is uniquely advantageous are the hollowed cheeks, recessed chin, and undefined jaw line.  These are areas where we want to add contour and shape – not just diffuse volumization, or reduce the superficial skin wrinkles.  Radiesse is typically injected deeper than the other types of fillers. By the way, Radiesse is mixed with numbing medicine, and treatment is typically not any more sensitive than other types of fillers.   

At the deep tissue plane, Radiesse will immediately improve hollowness.  Then, as the gel begins to dissolve over the next several months, the main ingredient – calcium hydroxylapatite – is left to serve as a scaffold to promote growth of supporting structures such as collagen.  Over the following 18+ months, the calcium molecule will dissolve, while the new collagen remains in place.

We like to use Radiesse exclusively for building definition in bony areas like the cheekbone, the chin, nose, or the jawline.  It is also a very powerful tool for volumization of broadly hollow areas including the lower cheeks and the temple area. While in select patient, it is also a useful tool to improve skin wrinkles around the mouth, we typically rely on other fillers, mainly because Radiesse when injected superficially against the wrinkles of the skin may potentially cause nodules.  Radiesse does not have a reversible agent that can be injected to dissolve it, therefore we avoid using Radiesse to treat fine, superficial wrinkles of the skin, even though its relatively prolonged longevity is compelling.

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HYDRAFACIAL

The HydraFacial treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing,exfoliation,extraction,hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.

The HydraFacial treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.

The HydraFacial procedure is suitable for most skin types, including thin or aging, ethnic skin, dry skin or oily skin. Start your skin maintenance program now with HydraFacial to slow your skin’s aging process and delay the need for invasive procedures.

$175 (1 hour)

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LED LIGHT THERAPY

Just like plants , our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it to energy.LED light therapy delivers energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LED emits UV-free, light energy to the skin.

LED Light Therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimize acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce redness and inflammation.

30min per session (series of 6 recommended)

$50 each or $250 for pkg of 6 (30 mins)

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MICRONEEDLING

(Medical-esthetic procedure; performed in medical office only)

SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.

Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne-scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.

We recommenced the client avoid the sun completely for 24-48 hrs immediately after treatment.Most clients describe the immediate post treatment period as having sunburn. Clients will experience redness and swelling right after treatment that tends to resolve by the third day.

Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time 4 to 6 wks between treatments. For scar reduction an average off 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.

$250 each or $850 for pkg of 4 (1 hour)

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LUMECCA IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength of light as with a laser, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths except those taken up by pigment and blood vessels, depending on the filter used. The light energy penetrates just below the skin’s surface, damaging either melanin(skin pigment) or blood vessels.

Get the most advanced laser skin rejuvenation technology available with Lumecca intense pulsed light (IPL). Treat pigmentation, sun damage, freckles, and vascular lesions to achieve clear, beautiful skin in as little as 10 days – no scalpel or surgery required. The Lumecca IPL can be used on all areas of the body.

After treatment, redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal. These subside within an hour . Clients describe the procedure as a rubber-band snapping.  Over the next 24-48 hrs you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

$250 each treatment or $650 for  pkg of 3 (30mins)

(Spot treating available, pricing varies)

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FRACTORA

(Medical-Esthetic procedure; performed in medical office only)

Fractora is a fractional resurfacing and sub-dermal tissue coagulation device that bridges the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures.

Fractora is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment providing anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for  a more radiant appearance through ablation and resurfacing. Fractora delivers RF energy to the skin through an array of pins producing localized heat and small micro-lesion dots in the treatment area.

Fractora delivers improvements in the broadest rang of symptoms of aging skin including fine lines, deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels and redness.

Depending on your Fractora regime you can expect to have 1-6 sessions. Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to there months after treatment.

Following the treatment, clients can expect to see redness and sometimes micro-lesions at the treatment sites for 2-7 days. Post care given at consultation.

$550 per treatment or $1950 for pkg of 4 (1.5 hours)

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MORPHEUS 8

(Microneedling with RF; Medical-Esthetic procedure; performed in medical office only)

Breaking down boundaries, the first full body fractionated technology.

The Morpheus 8 is a new subdermal adipose remodeling device that fractionally remodels and contours the face and body. Penetrating deep into the skin and fat, this morphs the aging face and body into a more desired smooth and sleek appearance, for all skin tones. Addressing acne or acne scar, poor skin texture, sun damage, deep lines and creases, mild sagging or jowls, enlarged pores , stretch marks and crepey skin.

Microneedling wth RF is conducted after a topical anesthetic has been applied to the skin. Within approximately thirty minutes, the cream desensitizes epidermal nerve endings. This reduces or  eliminates the sensation of the Microneedling passing over the skin.

Post procedure effects may include transient redness and swelling. It is possible that some clients may experience temporary bruising. The Microneedling aspect of the treatment may leave tiny points on the skin that crust and flake off over 2-7 days time.

Optimal results may be achieved in as little as one treatment or through a series of treatments. We can make an accurate estimate of treatment outcome by observing the condition of your skin.

$700 or $2250 pkg of 4 (1.5 hours)

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DIOLAZEXL LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Diolaze is an advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair.

Diolaze has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, making treatments convenient and fast. Gold standard wavelength, pulsing and power for optimal results. Reduction in treatment time and powerful enough to target and treat even the most stubborn hair. Virtually painless due to strong built in cooling. Can treat up to skin type VI. The combination of efficacy, patient comfort and speed makes Diolaze the leader in hair removal.

Lasers can only treat the hair follicles that are actively growing. At any given time, only 20-30% of your follicles are active, which is why repeat treatments are needed. Most clients need 4-6 treatments. The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the thickness of your hair, color, and how much hair you want removed. It is necessary to wait 4-6 wks in between treatments to ensure that the next group of follicles is active.

Pricing varies by area;

(Priced by Packages of 6)

Upper Lip/Chin/Toes/Feet –     $300 (15 mins)

Lip & Chin –                                 $400 (15 mins)

Full Face-                                     $600 (15 mins)

½ Legs/Arms-                             $1000 (30 mins)

Full Legs/Arms-                          $1500 (45 mins)

Bikini-                                           $800 (15 mins)

Brazilian-                                     $1050 (30 mins)

Under Arms-                               $500 (15 mins)

Chest-                                          $900 (15 mins)

Abdomen-                                  $900 (15 mins)

Chest & Abs-                              $1350 (30 mins)

½ Back –                                       $900 (15 mins)

Full Back-                                    $1350 (30 mins)

Neck-                                           $500 (15 mins)

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FORMA

(Skin Tightening)

Forma uses Radio-frequency and heat to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. RF energy stimulates the formation of new collagen (the building blocks of your skin) and contracts the layers of your skin for an improved appearance in the skins surface.

There is no downtime in this effective “lunch-time” procedure that will make you look years younger. As a client all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy a painless treatment with only a mild warmth and the movement of the treatment head to disturb your peace.

While clients see noticeable improvements after just one treatment, most skin tightening is done in a series of 4-6 sessions.

$250 face or $850 pkg o 4 ( 1 hour)

$500 face + neck or $1500 pkg of 4 (1.5 hours)

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DERMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for EXFOLIATING the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine Vellus hair(peach fuzz). Using a scalpel and a delicate touch provider abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.

This is a great treatment for clients who are pregnant or nursing and who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risks. It is also first choice for those who have excess vellus hair on the skin. The hair often causes a build up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives healthier looking skin.

Dermaplaning also allows for greater product penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. Dermaplaning is often used to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels, enhancing results.

Dermaplaning does not cause your hair to grow back darker or thicker. When you dermaplane, you are removing very, very fine hair called vellus hair. This hair is so thin and soft that removing it with a dermaplane tool will have no impact on how it looks when it grows back.

$100  (30 mins)

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Skin Suite SPA FACIAL – ( SS Facial)

A spa facial is a skin treatment that cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns using Medical grade professional skincare.

Facials are among the most popular spa treatments and are used to nourish the skin by exfoliating and cleansing. Being pampered by an esthetician is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that everyone should make a part of their beauty routine.

Furthermore, giving you advice on how to best take care of your skin in the future.

$100 (1 hour)

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EPI RESET PEEL

Epi Reset Peel is a non-acid, professional treatment system that addresses resistant pigment issues and also includes a customized post treatment regimen for the client.

After thorough cleansing and degreasing of the skin, a  Vitamin A peel is applied to the skin. This is then covered with a creamy mask which contains high potency bleaching products. The client leaves with this facial mask in place for several hours. Plan on going directly home after peel.

After removal of the mask your skin may have a slight yellow tinge. This will fade within a few hours. The skin will be more red than usual for the next seven days. Peeling of the skin typically begins about 48 hrs after the mask is removed, and can last 2- 5 days.

Only one treatment is typically needed, but the procedure can be repeated four to six months later, if necessary. Amazing alternative for clients that are not laser candidates.

$500

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SkinMedica Peels-

SkinMedica Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.

During the initial consultation,  after evaluation of skin condition, I will recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.

The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition, degree of the damage and chosen peel. Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate.

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ILLUMINIZE PEEL

No peeling , for mild skin conditions $125 (30mins)

VITALIZE PEEL-  Light peeling 2-3 days possible, for mild to moderate skin conditions $175(30 mins)

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REJUVENIZE PEEL

3-5 days peeling and some redness, for moderate to severe skin conditions                                                                                                                          $200(30mins)

All peels affective after a single treatment, however 1-3 sessions suggested for maximum results.  Peels can be done every 4-6 wks

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BROW SHAPING – $15 (15 mins)

Discovering  your ideal brow shape is a face-changer that not only defines your eyes, but also frames the entire face. It is a stunning transformation to have perfectly shaped brows.

Double Board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face™ Clinics specializes in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area, including Ithaca and Rochester. At Natural Face™ Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.

MEET THE DOCTOR

Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

TESTIMONIALS
I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

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Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

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I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

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57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

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Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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