Get Nonsurgical Solutions at Chapin Aesthetics, Serving the Philadelphia Area and Beyond
Dr. Scott D. Chapin offers non-invasive treatments at his Philadelphia-area practice, providing cosmetic solutions for women and men who want something other than surgery. Choose from injectables, lasers and lights, skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, and more.
Many of these treatments can be performed in combination to enhance their effects and provide a more holistic rejuvenation. Non-invasive treatments can also be used to complement the results of surgical procedures, which typically focus on more dramatic contour changes. A facelift, for example, can create a better-defined jawline, but it does not improve general skin tone or texture. To smooth away fine lines and wrinkles or fade dark spots that result from age or sun exposure, a different approach is necessary.
Available injectables include BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, which are neuromodulators that temporarily smooth our wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. There are also volume-adding injectables, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, as well as fat injections made from cells harvested from a patient’s own body. Many non-invasive treatments can be combined for an overall “RejuvaLift.”
Lasers & Lights
Lasers can be used for a wide range of non-invasive treatments, including laser acne treatment, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser skin resurfacing, and laser body sculpting. Other light-based options at Chapin Aesthetics include IPL Photofacial, IPL Photopeel, Radiance resurfacing, and Power Pixel for photodamaged and aging skin.
This ideal non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation—facials, exfoliation, and infusion—depends on the person. While removing dead cells and debris from the surface of the skin is a common approach, there are different techniques for accomplishing this. Chemical peels use specialized formulas to prompt flaking, while dermabrasion involves a motorized wire brush, and microdermabrasion exfoliates with diamond chips.
Dermaplaning requires a scalpel, and is good for removing peach fuzz along with dead cells. HydraFacial® exfoliates, extracts, and infuses in a single step. For jump-starting healing processes below the surface, microneedling is ideal for what is known as “collagen-induction therapy.” Any non-invasive treatment that “opens” the skin can make it easier to absorb medical skin care products that are applied topically, thus enhancing their results.
Non-Invasive Body Sculpting
Patients who want refined body contours but are not ready for surgery can choose from two non-invasive treatments: the light-based, fat-reducing SculpSure® and the alternative to traditional liposuction known as SmartLipo. Although cellulite is not caused by fat, it is related to excess volume. At Chapin Aesthetics, patients can enjoy the benefits of Cellulaze, which reduces dimpling by breaking up fat cells and building new collagen and elastin in the skin for a smoother surface.
Spider and varicose vein treatments are available for patients who have visible vessels on their legs. These non-invasive treatments may include the injection of a “sclerosing agent” to safely collapse the veins, or the application of light energy to target unneeded blood vessels and cause their reabsorption into the body.