Glossary

Radiesse Volumizing Filler

Injectable dermal filler used for facial rejuvenation that immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. It also acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of Radiesse Volumizing Filler. The results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.

Radio-Frequency Energy

This electrical energy, that travels as radio waves, is used in medical procedures for sculpting, shrinking or removing soft-tissue. 

Red Light Treatment

The primary function of red light therapy is to help accelerate wound healing, stimulate collagen production and aid in fading sunspots and hyperpigmentation. It does this by stimulating and energizing skin cells as well as reducing pore size. Red light therapy can also be used for reducing pain and inflammation.

Red Stretch Marks

These dramatically livid new stretch marks, depending on the color of one’s skin, can be red, pink, purple, reddish brown, brown or dark brown. The dark pigmentation of new stretch marks is caused by bleeding. The splintering of collagen causes dilation in the small blood vessels of the dermis. Just as it goes with bruising, this little displacement of blood brings about the discoloration. The stretching has caused the outermost layer, or epidermis, to thin, making the hue very visible.

Refissa

Retinoid cream used to treat acne, fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation and tactile roughness of facial skin by promoting the peeling of affected skin areas and unclogging pores. 

Restylane

The first injectable hyaluronic acid filler to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for filling in wrinkles and aging lines of the face such as the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), melomental folds (sad mouth corners), "crow's feet" and forehead wrinkles (frown lines). It may also be used for filling aging-related facial hollows and "orbital troughs" (under and around the eyes), as well as for cheek volume and contouring of the chin, forehead and nose.

Restylane-L

Injectable cosmetic dermal filler, consisting of hyaluronic acid, used to soften wrinkles and facial lines of individuals. Restylane-L contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, making the injections less painful than with the original Restylane.

Retin-A

Retinoid cream used to treat acne, fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation and tactile roughness of facial skin by promoting the peeling of affected skin areas and unclogging pores. 

Revanesse

A biodegradable, non animal-based, clear cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) gel which is best used to fill superficial imperfections in the dermis such as fine lines, forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, peri-orbital lines and glabellar lines. Revanesse fillers exclusively use HA with a high molecular weight to achieve maximum durability and longevity.

Reverse Tummy Tuck

A surgery that improves abdominal contour in the upper part of the abdomen (above the navel), reverse abdominoplasty may be combined with a breast reduction or breast lift, leaving the scars from surgery hidden under the breasts which is more appealing to many patients than the transverse incision in the visible mid-portion of the abdomen. 

Rhinoplasty

A nose surgery that improves the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

Rosacea

A chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids, rosacea may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling or skin eruptions similar to acne.