Through our unique affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, we can offer our patients expanded treatment options which continues our commitment to provide the most comprehensive and up to date dermatologic care possible for our patients.
Radiesse is a unique wrinkle filler that is a calcium based microsphere and gel-based filler. It has a heavier and bigger molecule than the hyaluronic gel fillers. Because of this, placing this product in a thicker area of the face, like the area from your nose to your mouth, is perfect. Faces are like mattresses; as they get older, the coils get softer and the support system starts to break. Radiesse stimulates your natural collagen, making it produce more. Depending on where you have the product injected, it could last up to one year. Side effects may include bruising, redness or swelling. The in-office procedure takes about 30 minutes, and the results are immediate. At Colorado Dermatology Institute, Dr. Anderson is the only physician who performs this treatment. The cost is $599 for a 1.5cc syringe and $399 for a .8cc syringe. Contact us for a visit to see if Radiesse is right for you!
It’s a proven fact that as we age, our eyelashes get thinner. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is an FDA approved product called Latisse that will help your eyelashes become darker, and grow thicker and longer. It only takes four weeks to start seeing results. All you have to do is apply on your top lash line at night, just like liquid eyeliner. The Latisse kit comes with a pair of 30 day applicator brushes. If you stop applying the treatments, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance. It is a very safe product, over 2.5 million kits have been sold, and it has been studied for safety and efficacy. As with all cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, there are some possible side effects: eye redness, itchy eyes or dryness. The number one question we’re asked is about the possiblity of your eye color changing. There is always a possibility of this happening, but the chances are unlikely. Remember not to apply Lattise directly into the eye or on the lower eye lid. The kit is sold for $99 at Colorado Dermatology Institute.
Banish wrinkles and Scowl lines by getting the #1 anti–aging weapon: Botox. Colorado Dermatology Institute offers Botox treatments, and it’s a very simple process. You can be in and out of the doctor’s office within 15 minutes. In anywhere from 3-7 days you can see that “scowl” start to soften and appear smoother. Over 11.8 million women (and men) have decided to try Botox as part of their beauty regime. The best part about using Botox is that there’s no surgery or recovery time needed. Botox is injected into the muscle and reduces muscular activity, not allowing the muscle to contract. The results are dramatic, and there’s no more mean or angry look. Treatments need to be repeated every 3-4 months to maintain that youthful appearance. Contact us for more info!
Something people constantly ask us is “Is there a miracle cream that will reduce wrinkles and erase the signs of aging?” We often answer, with a grin, “Yes, there is!” The product is actually 40 years old, and we’re sure you’ve heard of it: trentinoin. Tretinoin, more commonly called “Retin-A” is a derivative of Vitamin A. It has been proven to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover, so you have smoother skin. It was originally intended to be used as an acne product to dry out the sebaceous glands. However, when initial clinical studies were being done, the clinicians noticed that peoples’ skin tone and texture had greatly improved. There are some rules you should be aware of when using this powerful little product in a tube. When starting out, it is best to go slow and ease into a regime. Using the product every third night is a good way to start off. All you need is a pea-sized amount of tretinoin for your entire face. At first and until your skin adjusts, tretinoin can cause redness, peeling, and sensitive skin in the area of application. An SPF 30 sunscreen must be worn every day, and if you’re out for long periods of time re-applying sunscreen is a must. We carry two different brands, for different skin types, an average cost is $85. Contact us if you’re interested.
“My office visit was excellent, quick and and very nice. I was processed out in a matter of minutes and on my way back to work. The treatment was successful for a skin rash that would not go away. I would recommend Dr A for his expert diagnosis. Thanks Dr A : )”
“As both a patient, and a local family practice physician (as well as a fellow D.O.), I have been more than impressed with the efficiency, effectiveness, and courtesy of care provided by the CDI staff; as well as Dr. Anderson’s clinical acumen, professional dedication, sincere compassion…”