REFINE • ENHANCE • DEFY

Shandon Esthetics and Wellness…a full service medical spa in the Vista where the most highly educated, nationally recognized experts will help you create a personalized plan designed to refine your health, enhance your natural allure, and defy the aging process.

Injectable Packages

  • Crow’s Feet ($250)
  • Surprise and Scowl Lines (Forehead and Glabellar lines between the eyebrows- $300)
  • Lip Flip Package: Lip Botox/Xeomin and PDO Smooth Threads for a nice Lip “Pop” ($250) You many not need Lip Filler after this treatment, or you may need LESS lip filler!
  • Spot Treatment with Botox is $12/unit
  • Lips / Marionette Lines / Nasolabial Folds / Cheeks require different density fillers and are priced per syringe according to your needs at the time of service.
  • Kybella spot treatment priced by area according to your needs at the time of service.

Injectables-Botox and Dermal Fillers

We use only FDA approved products and prefer Botox and Xeomin Neuromodulators. For Dermal Fillers we utilize the Juvederm collection of fillers from Allergan such as Volbella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Plus XC, and Vollure, as well as Galderma’s Restylane products and the Merz collection of dermal fillers.  

Together, we will choose the right product for you according your needs and preferences, the areas of your face for which they are approved, and the right stage in your treatment plan.

PDO Smooth and Lifting Threads

We are pleased to offer PDO absorbable Thread Lift procedures to our clients. The PDO Thread Lift procedure safely and instantly lift up loose skin on the face, neck, arms and other parts of the body with minimal downtime, generally 2-4 days.

The PDO Thread Lift is one the most effective ways to lift the loose skin without surgery. As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as our collagen and other facial support structures weaken and we lose facial fat. The areas that are generally affected are the eyebrows, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. The overall effect is a longer, more older-looking face.

Traditionally, the only option was plastic surgery and a facelift, as there were few effective noninvasive treatments to lift the loose skin. However, now there is an effective nonsurgical option that can lift, contour, and suspend sagging tissue on the face, neck and the body. While a surgical facelift may still be the best option for those who have significant sagging, for those who need only minimal to moderate rejuvenation or for those that do not wish to undergo surgical intervention the PDO Threadlift offers a minimally invasive, affordable alternative to a surgical facelift with significantly less downtime.

PDO Threads last about 2 years and will increase collagen formation in the skin, leading to enhanced firmness and a more youthful appearance.

Procedures:

  • Cheek Lift using PDO Lifting Threads on the Cheeks (Sometimes called the “Lunchtime Face Lift”) $1500
  • Jowl Line Smoothing using PDO Lifting Threads along the Jowl/Jaw bone. ($500)
  • Cheek Lift and Jowl Lines together ($1800)
  • Turkey Neck ($350)
  • Glabellar area ($250)
  • Nasolabial folds ($250 each side)
  • Individual Deep Scar lines around mouth and on face ($50-1stand $25 thereafter)

MicroNeedling

Microneedling may be one of the most quick and easy ways to achieve a more youthful looking skin, and/or to deliver Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Specialized Peptides, or specialized Growth Factors into the skin, or hair and enhance growth and regeneration of hair or tissue.

Microneedling and these dermatologic agents rejuvenate skin in a multitude of ways and can also help treat acne scarring, diminish oil production and black heads by reducing pore size.

As with any procedure there are a few things which can greatly impact your results. Microneedling is a procedure designed specifically to invoke the body’s natural healing response in your skin by causing microtrauma in a targeted way.

The science behind microneedling and its various applications is growing exponentially. As a national trainer, Ms. Benesh is on the cusp of this science and technology. We provide the latest microneedling devices and procedures, and offer the option of both deep and more superficial procedures which are selected with your skin type, treatment and outcome in mind. These treatments help lift and tighten the skin while providing texture improvement for all ages and provide smoother, younger looking skin without the side effects of downtime of more invasive procedures.

These small and controlled piercings stimulate the healing response in your skin which results in increased collagen and elastin formation which means that your skin becomes more plump, firm, and has a smoother texture. Most people report that their face looks about 5 or more years younger. Other beneficial side effects range from healing acne to reducing scar formation.

For the best results, we recommend adding PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), specialized Growth Factors, or Dermatological Peptides which will target skin healing and promote even more collage and elastin formation and enhance the body’s healing process. We can discuss these with you at your consultation and determine the best treatment options for you. We also recommend using a specialized post-procedure product package to help stimulate the healing process and collagen formation.

Most patients will notice results within a few weeks of treatment, with more significant results appearing about two to three months afterwards.  We use numbing cream using Benzocaine-Lidocaine-Tetracaine to provide you the most comfortable procedure possible and most people report there is pain of about 2-3 on a scale of 0-10. You will have some downtime of about 3-5 days after your procedure.  Some patients may need multiple treatments to achieve their desired results.

We offer microneedling as part of facial rejuvenation, hair restoration on the scalp and eyebrows, and on other parts of the body to address scarring and stretch marks.

Ms Benesh is certified in the use of Stem Cells, Growth Factors and Peptides and in addition to PRP can provide the latest in science based cellular regeneration products designed to promote optimal skin health and hair growth

Laser Procedures

Body Contouring, Skin Tightening, Acne, Rosacea, Hair Removal

Our highly trained experts use FDA approved laser devices to provide the latest technology in laser treatments to treat a variety of cosmetic skin concerns including skin laxity, body contouring, brown spots, reduction in pore size, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, acne, rosacea, birthmarks, scars, warts, and nail fungus. Laser technology is also used to achieve permanent unwanted facial or body hair and spider veins.

Together we will determine which laser treatment is best suited for your specific concerns and skin type, to achieve the best cosmetic results. We focus on minimal downtime and maximum comfort so that you can go about your life as quickly as possible.

 

Aerolase® Neo

The Aerolase Neo is an aesthetic medical laser that provides a premium patient experience unrivaled in dermatology and aesthetics. Uniquely gentle, the Neo offers complete skin rejuvenation in a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for all skin types and tones.
The Neo’s unique 650-microsecond technology is attracted to a combination of melanin, hemoglobin, and water in the skin tissue – which contribute to your skin’s signs of aging. The Neo’s energy passes through the skin to selectively heat these targets without adverse effects – resulting in clear, healthy skin. The 650-microsecond pulse eliminates discomfort during treatment and provides safe, highly efficacious results for even the darkest skin tones.

NeoClear by Aerolase® Acne Treatment

NeoClear by Aerolase offers patients of all ages and skin types a new safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for acne using advanced 650-microsecond technology. NeoClear is a powerful acne treatment that eliminates the major factors causing acne including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria.
Typically, many different treatments, medications, or skin care options are required to address these factors, but NeoClear can achieve this with a single device. The unique settings of the 650-microsecond device allows energy to penetrate deeply into the skin within a highly safe and tolerable pulse to reduce sebum production, suppress inflammation, and destroy the p. acnes bacteria to help clear current acne breakouts and to stop them in the future. Also, the deep heating energy helps build collagen, which can reduce the appearance of acne scars and leave skin looking radiant.

NeoClear is a special treatment as there are no side effects, is very comfortable for patients, and the results can be seen quickly – in as little as a single treatment. NeoClear is an excellent option for patients that do not want to take prescription medications or are unable to. Plus, with increasing prescription costs, NeoClear is an excellent, cost-effective solution for patients’ acne problems.

NeoClear treatments typically take between 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of acne and the size of the area affected (face, neck, chest, torso). NeoClear is highly safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types, all ages, and all types of acne. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.

NeoSkin by Aerolase™ Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

NeoSkin by Aerolase allows patients of all skin types to comprehensively clear their melasma and hyperpigmentation. As a multi-factorial condition that can involve epidermal melanin, dermal melanin, and a vascular component, melasma typically requires a complex treatment regimen to achieve clearance and prevent recurrence.

 The Aerolase Neo helps patients to achieve clearance with a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment by addressing each of these factors. The Neo’s 650-microsecond laser energy is delivered into the dermis and epidermis to break up melanin deposits while shutting down vasculature and inflammation. Due to the unique parameters of the Neo’s energy, treatment is highly tolerable with minimal risk of adverse effects compared to traditional topical or device treatments for melasma.

Management of melasma can be challenging and, with topical agents, may require long-term treatment. The Neo, however, can help patients achieve clearance with fewer treatments. For patients who want an accelerated clearance of their condition, the Neo can be combined with a peel in a single treatment session. First, the Neo helps to break up epidermal and dermal pigment. Then, the peel may be applied to speed up the cellular turnover of the epidermis. While the Neo may be used alone as a single treatment, the combination of these two treatments offers patients a great “one-two punch” to clear their condition.

https://shandonesthetics.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=64&action=edit#Aerolase Neo melasma treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Neo melasma treatments are safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types and all forms of melasma. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.

NeoSkin by Aerolase™ Rejuvenation and Tightening

NeoSkin by Aerolase advances rejuvenation and tightening to new levels by enabling a comprehensive treatment to address tone and texture, redness, pigmentation, laxity, and other unwanted skin structures in a single treatment with a single device.
NeoSkin uses 650-microsecond laser energy, which is uniquely attracted to melanin, hemoglobin, and water within the skin to safely, effectively, and tolerably renew the skin’s natural, youthful glow. NeoSkin now accomplishes the results of what used to take numerous treatments and treatment methods.

As skin ages there can be many changes that occur. Skin quality can worsen with enlarged pores, texture, and lax skin. Unwanted conditions such as redness, veins, sun damage, and age spots may show up. Acne may follow through adulthood. Whether you are looking to restore your clear, youthful skin or prevent signs of aging, NeoSkin can help achieve your skin goals. First, NeoSkin’s 650-microsecond energy targets water in the dermis to stimulate collagen production, which reduces fine lines, pores, and tightens skin. Then, if present, NeoSkin targets melanin and hemoglobin to clear brown pigment, clear vascular lesions, and suppress inflammation. This NeoSkin treatment is a quick, tailored treatment to address each patient’s specific needs.

NeoSkin treatments typically take 20-60 minutes depending on what conditions need to be addressed and how large the treatment area is (face, neck, chest). Treatment is hig

Psoriasis Clearance

Aerolase 650 Microsecond Technology™ suppresses inflammation and coagulates the hypervasculature feeding plaque growth with deep-penetrating energy.
Aerolase uniquely enables patients with psoriasis a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for patients of all ages and skin types without the use of topical steroids or systemic medications. This means that there are no side-effects from traditional therapies. Plus, compared to other light-based therapies, Aerolase 650 Microsecond Technology offers quicker treatments and faster rates of clearance.
Skin Tightening
Facial Vein Treatments
Acne Treatment
Laser hair removal (can also be performed with similar results in armpits and bikini areas)
Melasma and facial discoloration treatment (done in conjunction with Dermatologist to rule out any skin cancer) 

Hair Growth

At Shandon Esthetics and Wellness we incorporate recent advances in hair follicle science. New research shows that a specialized techniques can influence bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell cultures to produce conditioned media focused on hair growth (Wnt-1a pathway). The products we use are based on this science while twelve bio-identical growth factors and cytokines, each with proven efficacy in hair follicle stimulation, are added to make this the most scientifically advanced product of its type. We use microneedling to introduce this into the scalp and can provide you with a home-based kit to continue the therapy. Generally 3 sessions of microneedling and 4-6 months of home therapy are needed to see improvement, after which a less intensive maintenance program is designed.

SCLEROTHERAPY / ASCLERA SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT


asclera-removal of varicose veins

Asclera-removal of varicose veins

Over 80 million Americans suffer from symptoms related to unsightly, painful varicose and spider veins. At Shandon Esthetics and Wellness we use a combination of the gold standard, FDA approved Asclera® as the sclerosing injection agent and the Aerolase Neo laser for the treatment of spider veins and reticular veins of the legs. 

Sclerotherapy is a relatively quick and simple procedure to remove unwanted spider veins from legs. Spider veins are tiny red or blue veins that are highly visible and superficial, unlike varicose veins. They have many causes, include genetic and hormonal factors.

Sclerotherapy Procedure

Each spider vein in the treatment area is injected with Asclera using a tiny needle. The injection is relatively painless and well-tolerated. During a half hour procedure, a large area can be covered. There may be mild bruising or temporary discoloration afterwards. Compression hose are worn after treatment to help compress the sites of injection.

Asclera has benefits over traditional hypertonic saline in that it can be used on not just spider veins (which are up to 1 mm) but also on larger reticular veins up to 3 mm in thickness! Asclera is the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of spider veins in over 40 years!

What is Asclera sclerotherapy?

Asclera (polidocanol) injections are used for sclerotherapy to treat two types of veins – uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins less than 1mm in diameter) and uncomplicated small varicose veins know as reticular veins (1mm to 3mm in diameter).

In this simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to close and thereby fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. The treatment only eliminates veins that are no longer used, so there are no effects on blood circulation.

How quickly will I see results?

Results occur immediately after treatment. Once the swelling subsides, after a few days, the results are even better.

Is there downtime associated with a sclerotherapy treatment?
Compression stockings should be worn and high-impact activities, hot baths or saunas, and long plane rides should be avoided for several days after the procedure. Otherwise, there is no downtime and patients can resume normal activity immediately after the treatment.

How many sessions are needed?

Each area requires several treatments to disappear. Treatments are scheduled 4 weeks apart. Veins fade gradually and usually require two or more visits. The average number of visits is 3-6, but patients with many veins or veins that have been present for many years may require more sessions. As this is a gradual process, you must be patient! While these veins have taken years to develop, removing them takes only weeks or months.

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Columbia, SC 29205

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