At Pittsburgh Skin, our goal is to make you feel and look your best. As a board certified dermatologist who trained with leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Vélez will listen to your concerns, evaluate your anatomy and offer treatments that provide the most natural and effective results.


Botox® and Xeomin®

These are both FDA approved medications that temporarily relax facial muscles to soften unwanted wrinkles. Injections of Botox®, Xeomin® and other similar compounds, are the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. These injections are very effective and have minimal downtime. Every day facial movements such as squinting, frowning and smiling create lines in our face. By relaxing the muscles of the face, these injections help soften existing lines and prevent deepening of wrinkles. While facial expression is an important part of life, wrinkles don’t have to be.

filler injections

As we age, we naturally lose volume under our eyes an in our cheeks. These changes cause wrinkles and contribute to a tired appearance. Dermal fillers help restore volume. The effects are immediate and often last up to a year. There are several FDA-approved dermal fillers. At Pittsburgh Skin, all fillers are injected by Dr. Vélez.

medium and deep peels

Chemical peels are performed in our office to help treat unwanted brown spots, acne, scarring and textural irregularity of the skin. Often a combination of peels is used to achieve the best results. Dr. Vélez will evaluate your skin carefully and choose a chemical peel that best addresses your concerns. Pre and post peel care will also be carefully reviewed.

microneedling

Also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction therapy, microneedling is an innovative treatment that treats acne, fine lines and scars. By creating microscopic trauma to the skin, the tiny needles help trigger development of new collagen and elastin to improve facial volume and texture. Microneedling can be combined with the application of platelet rich plasma to further stimulate collagen production. Results do take several weeks and are best after 3 treatments. Unlike resurfacing lasers, microneedling has minimal downtime

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The benefits of PRP in dermatology are a relatively new discovery although PRP has been used to treat a variety of other medical conditions. Platelets, which are a component of our blood, are rich in growth factors. When injected into the scalp, these growth factors have been shown to stimulate new hair growth. In the face, PRP can be injected or combined with microneedling to help stimulate collagen production and restore volume loss. PRP is obtained by drawing blood and then spinning the blood in a centrifuge to extract the concentrated platelets. Once the concentrated PRP is obtained, it is used to treat you that same day in our office.