June 4th, 2020 As we began to reopen our clinic to a new normal, I wanted to rejuvenate myself and my skin. I asked Rebecca, my laser technician who had recently attended an advanced Ultherapy training class pre-COVID if she would please give me my annual Ultherapy face and neck treatment. Of course she was happy to do it, but she was feeling a little rusty on her laser skills since she had been mandated out of commission for 7 weeks by the governor of Texas, and she asked if she could do a combination of both Ultherapy face and neck in conjunction with Halo to my face and neck. I said, “Sure, why not?” I was already going to be blocked with local anesthesia, as well as topical numbing applied prior to the treatment. Plus, I was going to take some oral pain medication and a Xanax—don’t worry! I was not going to drive myself home. My daughter came up to the clinic that day and drove my car home and my husband drove me home after the procedure. It was a great decision. I turn 50 on June 15th. I am always doing things here and there to […]
Now that summer will be officially over with the start of Labor Day weekend, dermatology offices such as Dermatology Office, Ellen Turner, M.D. are gearing up for an increase in laser treatments. Many conditions that are not safe to treat during the heat of the summer, where patients are out of doors for longer periods of time, become manageable in the fall. Pigmentation, or darkening of the skin, is the most common ailment that people wish to treat. Knowing that pigmentation is more of a chronic condition that is treated using a variety of modalities, it is nice to be able to use lasers (when appropriate and safe!) to treat. Pigment can be treated with photorejuvenation as well as non-ablative resurfacing lasers such as Fraxel. Additionally, our office boasts the Park Cities Peel which is a combination of both a photofacial and a light resurfacing treatment using the erbium yag laser. Typically considered a lunch-time procedure, photofacials are considered to have no recovery time. When non-ablative or low-grade ablative resurfacing is involved, recovery times go up to about 3-5 days at most. Other types of laser targets such as hair are popular. Laser hair removal has become as common place […]
Ultherapy is all-the-buzz! You may have seen it featured on national TV shows such as Rachel Ray, The Doctors and The View, plus touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more. At DermLaser Institute of Dallae, we offer this acclaimed non-surgical lifting procedure, Ultherapy, which counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The beauty of this 30- to 60-minute face-and-neck procedure is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gradually strengthen and tone your skin from deep within. The result? Tighter, firmer, better-fitting skin! Written by Dallas Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner.
As school begins, it reminds me that Fall is just around the corner. However, in Dallas, our summer likes to prolong all the way into October! As we wrap up with summer outdoor activities, you may feel like your skin needs a boost. Perhaps you were diligent with sunscreen and sun protection, but you are still seeing the effects of over-exposure during those long summer days. Fall is a time to start over again. It is a time to rejuvenate and refresh your skin to get that dewy bright complexion free of fine lines and wrinkles. I want to share a few procedures you may want to consider as a way to “re-boot” your skin at the start of this fall season. Park Cities Peel: Park Cities Peel is a combination treatment of both a photofacial set to treat the desired tonality problem of the patient, as well as a 4 micron microlaser peel to immediately follow. Performed with the use of a cooling device, it is a comfortable procedure which does not require any type of topical anesthesia. The Park Cities Peel takes about 20 min to perform by Dr. Turner. Patients are advised to expect 3-5 days of […]