Holistic Medical Aesthetics
Dr. Staid has been addressing medical conditions that affect hair, skin and nails from the inside out for over 20 years by determining and treating the underlying root causes of the condition and treating the inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, and imbalances (hormonal, microbiome, immune system, psychological, etc).
She and her team are now taking the next step to optimize those results by optimizing a person appearance on the outside for what she has coined The Complete Effect. By utilizing cutting edge treatments such as laser, microneedling, PRP, peptide prescription, and non-prescription therapies, along with nutrient therapies and medications as needed
Conditions We Treat:
Hyperpigmentation appears as darkened patches or spots on the skin that make it appear uneven. The most common causes of hyperpigmentation are sun exposure, skin inflammation (acne), Melasma, and other medical conditions. The best treatments for diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation include chemical peels, dermaplaning, laser resurfacing treatments, and microneedling.
Rosacea is a condition that causes persistent redness on the skin typically in the central part of the face. Rosacea’s key symptoms are small visible blood vessels and swollen red bumps. Common causes that trigger Rosacea include heat, stress, alcohol, and spicy foods. The best way to treat and reduce the appearance of Rosacea are laser treatments. The Gentle Pro Laser uses state of the art technology which delivers short pulses of light energy to the skin. The light pulses target and destroy problematic blood vessels, thereby eliminating the unwanted surface vein and vascular lesion.
Melasma is a condition in which brown patches appear on the skin. Melasma typically comes from hormonal changes such as pregnancy and sun exposure. The areas of the face that melasma is commonly found is the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, nose, and chin. The best treatment for melasma is skin lightening creams and some laser treatments.
Acne is caused by tiny holes in the skin that become clogged with bacteria, oil, and dead skin. Swollen, red lesions filled with pus also known as pustules or pimples develop when the oil glands become clogged and infected. Some of the best products to use to help fight acne are Retinol, Benzyl Peroxide, and Salicylic Acid. The best treatments to eliminate bacteria and clear the skin include chemical peels, dermaplaning, and laser treatments.
Hirsutism is an excessive growth of thick, dark hair on unexpected parts of the body such as the face, chest, and back. The best treatment to eliminate unwanted hair is laser treatments for hair removal. Gentle Pro Lasers work by selectively targeting the hair follicle with powerful pulses of light energy for thermal destruction. This laser provides epidermal protection by using a cooling system which sprays the skin before each laser pulse with a liquid coolant. This cooling system will make sure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. Because the hair grows in stages, multiple treatments are required to deliver permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments needed will be determined by the provider.
Spider Veins and Cherry Angioma are superficial blood vessels that appear through the skin. They may be red, purple, or blue and most commonly appear on the legs, chest and face. The best treatment to eliminate the veins are laser treatments. The Gentle Pro deliver short pulses of light energy to the skin. The light pulses target and destroy problematic blood vessels, thereby eliminating the unwanted surface vein. The number of sessions required varies from patient to patient, however many varicose veins will clear after just one treatment.
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of getting older. Our skin starts to lose its natural elasticity and oils, especially as it is exposed to sunlight, forming more lines and creases. The changes are most obvious on the face and neck. The best treatments to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles are laser treatments. Laser therapy has been shown to increase collagen and tighten the skin, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin. The Gentle Pro Laser uses laser pulses that are delivered very quickly over the affected area, slowly and gently warming the skin until therapeutic temperature is reached. The light pulsed laser energy stimulates the production of collagen, improving the appearance of wrinkles from the inside out.
Lentigos (brown spots) are caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. UV radiation causes pigmented cells in the skin to multiply. Typically skin lightening agents will help slightly fade the brown spots but will not remove them permanently. Light based laser treatments are typically the best way to remove unwanted Lentigos permanently along with the proper sunscreen and minimal sun exposure. The light energy absorbs the melanin in the skin by the concentration of pigment which forms the unwanted lesion. The selective delivery of laser energy destroys the excess pigment by bringing it to the surface of the skin, resulting in the lesion flaking off. The number of treatment sessions varies from patient to patient, but typically 2-4 sessions are needed.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nailbed bed. It can affect all the nails of individuals of any age and sex. These fungi are generally confined to the dead, horny outer layers of the skin and gradually progress to involve the nail plate. These fungi are hard to treat because they live in the dead tissue and getting medications to penetrate these sites is problematic. Symptoms may include broken nails, brown nails, crumbling/flaking nails, deformed or curved nails. It can cause difficulty with exercising, standing, and walking as well as for some pain. Laser therapy allows for a non-medication therapy to cure the infection. The Gentle Pro Laser uses laser pulses to heat and destroy the fungal organisms with minimally affecting the surround tissue for best results. The number of treatments required on a patient’s health status, the severity of the disease and ongoing exposure occurs between treatments but typically 3 treatments are recommended approximately one month apart for best results.