1585 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1740 Honolulu, HI 96814
The Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii℠ customizes all non-surgical skin treatments based upon your individual skin type and ethnic background. Therefore, we have various laser and light systems that will treat your cosmetic problems safely, comfortably and effectively with minimal downtime. We are also specialized in advanced injection techniques to enhance your natural beauty. Common cosmetic problems that are corrected at our center include: hyperpigmention (sun/age spots), rosacea (redness), facial wrinkles and folds, skin texture, acne, actinic keratosis, and permanent unwanted hair reduction of face and body.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signaling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation.
Any patient who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure.
The procedure can be repeated, and better results are seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 3-4 months apart. Patients can expect to see better results as they receive more treatments.
This procedure can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox injections, and laser surgery, as well as facial surgery. PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional filler breaks down over time. Therefore it is nice to inject the PRP with traditional fillers.
Results are optimal when patients receive a combination of PRP, dermal fillers, and laser therapy.
Eclipse PRP® is a proprietary PRP kit and system based on blood separation according to density using a unique separation gel. The PRP platform is available with an 11 mL PRP collection tube or 22 mL high concentration collection tube. The system allows for the preparation of pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content. Virtually, all Red Blood Cells (RBC) are eliminated from PRP and the concentration of pro-inflammatory Granulocytes (GRs) is highly reduced.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared by taking a small sample of the patient’s own blood, then separating platelets from Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP), RBC and GRs via centrifugation. Next, the PRP is collected and may be applied to the treated site. The whole preparation process only takes up to 20 minutes.
The results are subtle, with gradual improvement of the skin over a 3- to 5-week period.
Because PRP is made from the patient's own blood, there is no risk for rejection, infection, or an allergic reaction.
The Soft Filling Technique is not just the simple introduction of a cannula into the skin. It encompasses the choice of the insertion points, the way to perform the pre-holes, the angles of cannula introduction, the product distribution in the tissues and the post-injection massaging method. This aesthetic approach to the face and other visible areas of the body produces natural results with minimal to no discomfort.
Areas of the face, hands, neck and chest were previously restricted from sharp needle injection. They are now accessible to filler treatments thanks to the extensive research and development by our team of experts and plastic surgeons.
Our patented techniques and products have been rigorously tested in our clinics and labs in order to achieve the ultimate goal for all physicians and patients throughout the world: superior results that enhance our natural beauty and lift our spirits and self-esteem.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Juvederm® helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your smile lines or parentheses (nasolabial folds-the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvederm® comes in two formulations — Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus.
Juvederm® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
Look 5+ years younger without surgery. VolumaLift is a soft tissue filler injection into the cheek area that shapes, sculpts, and lifts facial features. You’ll get a more natural look that lasts up to 2 years and is an all-natural, safe product. In this video, we’ll show you how it’s done along with before and after photos on one of our patients.