Aesthetic Skin and Laser Center (ASALC)

The ASALC was originally created in 2003 as an integral synergistic component to enhance our surgical results. We defined this philosophy as "Comprehensive Cosmetic Care" ( CCC © ).  We began by offering medically trained Aestheticians and two lasers.

As our practice grew and the technologies improved, we have now acquired more "state of the art" non-surgical and minimally invasive (see below) technology than any other physician's office in the Inland Empire.  Thereby allowing patients choices they may not find in one location and at the same time filling our motto "One Goal Many Options"©. Put another way, if your only option is surgery all patients are only offered surgical procedures or if you don't perform surgery all you will be offered are non-surgical options.

We realize that surgery is considered the "gold standard" for certain results.  However we listened to our patients and understood that every patient is not a surgical candidate nor desires surgery.

The hall mark of our ASALC is providing a specific technology/treatment for a specific goal.  As lasers, radio frequency, thermoregulation, fillers, neuromodulators,etc, became more specific, effective and efficient, we realized that for patients to obtain optimal results multiple modalities would be needed. If you only have one, two or three non-surgical devices the adage "Jack of all Trades, Master of None" comes to mind.  Our philosophy is to provide patients specific, effective and efficient technology alternatives that are proven and have a tract record of success.

In summary we uniquely offer these new state of the art and well established non-surgical/ minimally invasive technologies along with short scar/endoscopic surgery, thereby fulfilling our motto "One Goal Many Options"© and in one setting/ location, while offering our patients the ability to choose a customized treatment protocol that fits their goals/desires, recovery time and budget.

Synergy©

We define Synergy© as the additive effect of combing multiple modalities to achieve a result that could not be achieved alone.  Simply stated 1+1 = 3,4,5..., We often combine multiple non-surgical procedures together or non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures with a surgical procedure to obtain a superior additive result that could not be achieved with surgery or non surgical procedures alone. An example is what we call "Fire and Ice" a totally non-surgical combined procedure combining Cool Sculpting (destroying fat cells) and Velashape III (RF and heat) to shrink the skin.  Another combined non-surgical alternatives designed for facial rejuvenation is what I refer to as the "Liquid Face Lift" combing fillers either Sculptra or Voluma ( for filling creases and lifting the cheeks) and ELOS Sublative or CO2RE (to tighten the skin and improve texture).

Combing minimally invasive short scar surgery is my "Signature Face Lift" (a mini face lift for contouring the face, fillers for filling in the crease/folds and CO2RE or ELOS Sublative for improving the fine wrinkles and texture of the skin.

Please choose the category below you are interested in.  Please note there are other combinations we use as we customize your treatment based on your wants and desires.

Aesthetic Skin and Laser Center

Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation & Wrinkle Elimination

CO2 laser resurfacing (including fractionated CO2) is the best treatment to remove unwanted wrinkles and restore your skin to a more youthful appearance. By their nature CO2 lasers are extremely accurate in revitalizing aged skin and reducing or eliminating wrinkles while stimulating your own collagen production. The results are truly remarkable! Years of sun damage, smoking lines, and expression lines almost vanish entirely on just one session of CO2 laser resurfacing or several sessions of fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing. Learn More

Photo Rejuvenation

Intense pulse light (IPL) therapy improves dullness, fine lines, pore size and loose skin on the face. In addition, unwanted “sunspots” or uneven pigments of the skin are removed.
This treatment is considered less invasive when compared to most lasers because it is not associated with excessive redness or sensitivity.

Photo Rejuvenation

Thermage, Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels

Our Thermage treatments can tighten skin on the chin, jaw, eyebrows and, neck, as well as other parts of the body. Thermage also improves the appearance of deep forehead wrinkles and facial or body scars.
Other skin resurfacing procedures include microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion will improve skin dullness and fine lines as well as provide an optimal non-invasive treatment. Chemical peels are offered at various concentration levels, depending upon the condition of the face. Chemical peels accelerate the exfoliation process to result in a more advanced improvement than provided by microdermabrasion.

Botox, Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Collagen Stimulation & Fat Transfers

Botox, Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, Collagen Stimulation & Fat Transfers

Our practice offers a wide variety of options to combat aging and create a naturally, rejuvenated appearance. These targeted treatments include either Botox and Dysport to remedy frown lines, lines around the eyes, (crow’s feet), forehead and neck lines (Learn more about Botox Injection Treatments here).

Due to facial volume loss which comes with aging, we have a variety of effective fillers to reverse this trend including Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra. As we age, there is also a loss of collagen in our skin. To meet this challenge, Dr. Hardesty recommends the utilization of polyglycolic acid which can be added to deep folds or creases about the face and stimulates your body’ ability to produce collagen.

Microlipoinjection , also called autologous fat transfer, is an effective procedure in which an individual’s own body fat is used to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face, or to add volume where desired. The word “autologous” simply refers to the use of your own tissues or fat. Dr. Hardesty has been at the forefront of this amazing advance in facial rejuvenation.

Medical Aesthetics

Our licensed medical aestheticians employ a variety of facial rejuvenation treatments. These services include dermaplanning, the aforementioned microdermabrasion and, TCA peels. Additionally, our experts will assemble individually tailored prescription strength skin care products for home use.

Laser Hair Removal (GentleLASE®)

Laser hair removal may treat hair on the face, eyebrows, body, arms, and legs. It focuses upon immobilizing hair follicles so that they do not continue to grow. Multiple treatments are required to be repeated until disruption of the hair follicle growth process is complete. Learn more about Laser Hair Removal

Spider Vein Removal

Red, blue or purple spider veins may be removed through our laser VBeam® therapy and/or sclerotherapy. Click here to learn more about Spider Vein Removal from Imagine Plastic Surgery.

Additional Supportive Non-Surgical Remedies

  • Erchonia: Our low level light laser can be effectively utilized during liposuction, but it has also been shown to be advantageous in the prevention and treatment of capsular contracture (also known as internal scar reduction).
  • Ultrasound is often used to treat post-operative swelling and bruising
  • NewGel+E is an advanced silicone gel ointment which delivers a safe, clinically proven method to reduce, flatten, fade and smooth both old and new scars.

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