Skin Care

SKIN CARE IN PORTSMOUTH, NH

At AW Plastic Surgery we believe everyone should be on a customized skin care regime. We offer the best in European and domestic skin care through partnerships with SENTE, Dermaceutic and SkinCeuticals. Our team can provide comprehensive and customized skin care regimens and therapies suitable for all skin types.

Men and women of all ages can benefit from a regular skin care routine using scientifically proven products that transform the skin. Our medical-grade skin care products can address a wide-range of concerns and needs. Our philosophy focuses on bringing you the best in innovative skin care for an even more beautiful you.

In addition to skin care treatments, we offer chemical resurfacing as well as light and medium depth peels to address common skin concerns. At AW Plastic Surgery, we have options to address a variety of skin concerns with a range of energy and light based treatments.

Our Peels

Dermaceutic’s expert professional range of products combines a variety of powerful acids including alpha and beta hydroxy acids, TCA and phenol. Dermaceutic is a leader in the medical aesthetic industry for their continued discovery of effective combinations and concentrations of active ingredients.

Dermal peels rejuvenate the skin by removing the outermost layer and triggering the growth of new skin cells and collagen stimulation. This means smoother, firmer, brighter skin with a more even tone. Our expert esthetician, Tracy Thaden, and Dr. Wilson have identified Dermaceutic peels as the highest in quality to achieve the best results.

  • The Cosmo Peel

    This peel is available in varying strengths and uses TCA to soften hyperpigmentation and wrinkles associated with sun damage. This peel is customizable to the patient’s desired results and available downtime. Minimize the appearance of wrinkles, unwanted texture, smoker’s complexion, and pigment disorders.

    • Skin is visibly younger-looking
    • Reduces signs of skin aging
    • Improves skin texture and smoothness
    • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
    • Reduces appearance of acne and pigment spots
  • The Mask Peel

    This salicylic and glycolic acid mask is designed to reduce acne and relieve congested pores.

    • Purifies the epidermis
    • Brightens dull complexion
    • Decreases sebum production
    • Tightens pores
    • Regulates oily skin and dilated pores
  • The Milk Peel

    This glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid peel brightens the complexion. With this option, you will have little to no downtime or peeling.

    • Boosts collagen production
    • Restores luminosity and a radiant complexion
    • Evens skin tone
    • Improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Regulates oily skin and dilated pores
  • The Mela Peel

    A unique treatment for melasma and brown spots. This peel uses kojic and azelaic acids to fight hyperpigmentation. This peel is available in a low strength with little to no downtime or a high strength that may result in some minor peeling.

    • Reduces appearance of superficial melasma and pigment spots
    • Promotes even complexion
    • Improves skin radiance, clarity and brightness

This peel is available in varying strengths and uses TCA to soften hyperpigmentation and wrinkles associated with sun damage. This peel is customizable to the patient’s desired results and available downtime. Minimize the appearance of wrinkles, unwanted texture, smoker’s complexion, and pigment disorders.

  • Skin is visibly younger-looking
  • Reduces signs of skin aging
  • Improves skin texture and smoothness
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Reduces appearance of acne and pigment spots

This salicylic and glycolic acid mask is designed to reduce acne and relieve congested pores.

  • Purifies the epidermis
  • Brightens dull complexion
  • Decreases sebum production
  • Tightens pores
  • Regulates oily skin and dilated pores

This glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid peel brightens the complexion. With this option, you will have little to no downtime or peeling.

  • Boosts collagen production
  • Restores luminosity and a radiant complexion
  • Evens skin tone
  • Improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Regulates oily skin and dilated pores

A unique treatment for melasma and brown spots. This peel uses kojic and azelaic acids to fight hyperpigmentation. This peel is available in a low strength with little to no downtime or a high strength that may result in some minor peeling.

  • Reduces appearance of superficial melasma and pigment spots
  • Promotes even complexion
  • Improves skin radiance, clarity and brightness

For all treatments we recommend a package of three treatments typically 3 to 6 weeks apart. These treatments should be combined with the recommended Dermaceutic post-procedure regimes.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning uses a hand held instrument to remove the top micro-thin layer of dead skin to reveal brighter, more light reflective skin. This can also assist with penetration of skin care products. Dermaplaning can be done as a stand alone treatment, or in combination with certain other skin treatments we offer in the office.

AQUAGOLD® fine touch is the first of its kind. This patented microchannel microinjector is designed to painlessly and effectively deliver microdoses of therapeutics into the skin.

Our favorite here at AW Plastic Surgery, the AQUAGOLD treatment tightens pores, plumps the skin and delivers vitamins for that Red Carpet Glow. This treatment should be done around the same time as your regular botox treatment and may be combined with dermaplaning and LED light therapy.

Cosmetic photodynamic therapy is an exciting new science featuring light-activated photosensitive topical creams and gels that promote dramatic, visible anti-aging results.

Glycoala® is a unique cosmetic photodynamic gel that is designed to help reduce and prevent the visible signs of aging. The photodynamic ingredient in GlycoAla is encapsulated in a state-of-the-art nanoparticle delivery system, known as glycospheres, providing enhanced stability, delivery and speed of absorption. The nanoparticles are combined with hyaluronic acid in this advanced, one-of-a-kind skincare gel.

Combining hyaluronic acid with the powerful photodynamic ingredient in GlycoAla, along with enhanced delivery due to glycosphere technology, results in impressive visible results. This unique photofacial is designed to help:

  • Visibly reduce the appearance of pores
  • Create the appearance of a softer, plumper skin texture and firmness
  • Reduce the appearance of oiliness
  • Create more radiant skin and diminished appearance of fine lines and sun damage

GlycoAla produces impressive results but with significantly less discomfort, downtime, side effects and cost when compared to more aggressive techniques. These unique characteristics make GlycoAla an ideal option for paitents who desire non-invasive, low-risk, affordable treatments. Unique in photodynamic cosmetic products, GlycoAla’s glycosphere delivery technology is among the most stable, effective delivery formulations available.

Morpheus 8 Inmode Embrace RF

Morpheus8 targets subdermal layers of the skin and tissue to remodel collagen on the face and body. This fractional skin treatment stimulates the production of collagen in the underlying layers of the dermis. It can be used on most of the body with the most popular areas being face and neck.

This high tech combination of microneedling and radiofrequency offers a more “elegant” treatment which translates to less downtime. A series of 3 or more is recommended in four to six week intervals. This can be done as a stand alone treatment or with the addition of PRP. Morpheus8 is always combined with our Facetite and Bodytite procedures.

Dr. Wilson and Tracy did an amazing job helping me with my skin. After spending way too much $$$ on products that do not work. They came up with a plan of action to give me clear and healthy skin for the 1st time in my life! I am grateful each day I look in the mirror. Thank you both. While a girl can’t give away all of her beauty secrets, I can tell you that Dr. Wilson is my go-to! His office is very professionally run, he is very easy to talk to and offers wonderful guidance. I would recommend him above any other local plastic surgeons. His bedside manner alone far exceeds anything I’ve experienced with other offices.
M.C.

Our Lasers

At AW Plastic Surgery we offer laser treatments to address all of your skin concerns. The Ellipse Nordlys offers a complete platform.
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  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

    IPL treats acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation/age spots, redness and scars. The number of treatments is dependent on what is being addressed. Most patients require 2 or 3 treatments.

  • ND:Yag

    ND:Yag treats vascular lesions on the face and body. These include spider veins, along with sclerotherapy, and facial vessels that are too large for IPL alone.

  • Frax 1550

    This laser is a non-ablative resurfacing laser. It provides excellent improvement in facial and body skin texture with minimal to no downtime. Most patients require 3 separate treatments. Packages are offered to treat specific areas. This laser focuses on collagen generation over time through a series of treatments.

IPL treats acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation/age spots, redness and scars. The number of treatments is dependent on what is being addressed. Most patients require 2 or 3 treatments.

ND:Yag treats vascular lesions on the face and body. These include spider veins, along with sclerotherapy, and facial vessels that are too large for IPL alone.

This laser is a non-ablative resurfacing laser. It provides excellent improvement in facial and body skin texture with minimal to no downtime. Most patients require 3 separate treatments. Packages are offered to treat specific areas. This laser focuses on collagen generation over time through a series of treatments.

MICRONEEDLING/COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), uses small needles to stimulate collagen production, which tightens the skin and improves its tone and texture over the weeks following treatment.  Microneedling is an excellent treatment for skin texture issues and fine lines. Our team has extensive training and experience with microneedling.

A sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding either 12 or 36 micro-needles, is glided across the skin with the Collagen P.I.N. microneedling device. This mechanically induces a micro injury to the desired depth. This treatment may be combined with PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma derived from drawing the patients blood, spinning it in a centrifuge and combining it with Growth Factors. The use of PRP can speed up the healing process and enhance the results of microneedling.

Microneedling produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. AW Plastic Surgery will help you find the right regime to achieve the best results. After a series of microneedling new collagen and elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after your last treatment. A series of treatments is typically recommended for best results and can be maintained by having 1 to 2 treatments yearly after the series is completed.

The procedure can be done under local anesthesia such as a topical numbing agent. The downtime is generally minimal and makeup can be applied 24 hours after the session. A total of 4-6 treatments are generally recommended spaced 4-6 weeks apart and are sometimes used as part of a multifaceted treatment plan.

Common Concerns and How We Address Them

Perioral, mouth aging: At AW Plastic Surgery, we combine modalities to provide the best results. Most patients seeking improvement in lines around the mouth and thinning lips require Botox®, filler and resurfacing to achieve the best and longest lasting results. For this we recommend Volbella, Restylane® Refyne and the Frax 1550 package.

Periorbital, eye aging: Aging eyes can often be improved surgically with a blepharoplasty. For those patients who do not have the downtime available for this procedure, there are minimally invasive options. A combination of Frax 1550, and  fillers can provide the best potential result. A consultation with Dr. Wilson will provide insight into what treatment is best for you.

Skin Care Products for Home Use

Effective skin care is critical to maintaining a youthful looking skin. It is also crucial for preparing the skin for certain procedures and maintaining results. At AW Plastic Surgery, we offer a selection of state-of-the-art skin care products for use at home. These are made by the same science-based manufacturers who create the products we use in medical therapies and are formulated for highly effective and safe home use.

These clinical strength products are only available through medical practices like ours and are not sold in stores.

SENTÉ®

Founded by biotech entrepreneurs and scientists, SENTÉ is driven by a sense of wonder and scientific discovery. Their mission is to challenge beliefs and the status quo within the skincare industry.

Activate skin renewal with the master hydrator, HSA, Heparan Sulfate Analog. Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan analog technology promoted rapid rejuvenation of the skin with multiple anti-aging benefits.

The destructive cycle of dehydration ages and collapses the skin, creating chaos inside and out. To reverse the cycle, SENTE created Heparin Analog Sulfate (HSA) the MASTER hydrator that works like no other hydrator to replenish what skin loses with age. Exclusive to SENTE’ skin care, HSA goes beyond surface hydration to restore and renew for profound skin rejuvenation.

SkinCeuticals

Born from decades of skin cancer research and pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidant science. High potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate the skin optimally.

Made in the USA, this clinical skincare is used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for daily home care and to complement aesthetic procedures. Formulated to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.

Schedule a Consultation

From Breast Augmentation to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and everything in-between, Board-Certified plastic surgeon Anthony Wilson, MD, FACS offers a wide range of procedures at his Portsmouth, NH office. If you are interested in booking a procedure, take the next steps by scheduling a consultation today.

Meet Dr. Wilson

Anthony Wilson, MD, FACS has vast experience performing facial, body, and reconstructive procedures. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and completing training with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilson has continued to improve his technique to ensure the best results possible. Learn More about Anthony Wilson, MD, FACS and why you should choose the Board-Certified plastic surgeon for your next procedure in the Seacoast Region.