Category Archives: Med Spa

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Skin Care Changes With the Seasons

The midnight sun is no longer with us. Days are getting shorter, the air is crisper, and pumpkin spice lattes have returned. While we transition to fall by breaking out our sweaters and jackets, it’s also a great time to transition our skin care needs. It’s the best time to reverse sun damage. Fall is a great time to address any darker pigmentation that has developed during the summer months. Sun exposure is the leading factor for hyperpigmentation, and even with sunscreen, melasma and hyperpigmentation can emerge. At FACES, our medical spa in Anchorage, we offer treatments and products to … Continue reading »

Understanding ProFractional™ Laser Treatments

When it comes to expectations versus reality with skin, educating our medical spa patients is important. Often, our Anchorage patients want to correct aging, sagging skin, and their first instinct is a facelift. ProFractional laser treatment is an option that can help drastically reduce the signs of aging — without surgery. The ProFractional laser creates thousands of narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the treated area. The body’s natural healing response triggers collagen and elastin production, giving you smoother, more youthful looking skin. This will also help reduce scarring from acne. After a laser consultation, patients are educated … Continue reading »

Treating Dark Spots With the Power of Light

Photo facials, BBL™, IPL, Forever Young BBL™, photo rejuvenation … what are these treatments, and what are the differences? The answer is they are all the same treatment, just with a lot of fancy names. We offer BBL photo therapy to treat a variety of skin care concerns at our Anchorage medical spa, FACES. Let’s look at how these treatments work to better understand how they can benefit you. How It Works The basic science behind photo therapy is using pulsed light to destroy a certain target or “chromophore.” We can target melanin (dark spots), oxyhemoglobin (vessels), or hair follicles. … Continue reading »

Get Red Carpet-Ready With BOTOX® Cosmetic

It’s awards season, but you don’t need to be a celebrity to look like a star! Injections of BOTOX Cosmetic at our Anchorage practice can make you look and feel like a million bucks in 15 minutes or less. If you haven’t had BOTOX before, here are a few things to keep in mind. No, you won’t look like Joan Rivers afterward. No, you won’t look frozen or like a deer in the headlights. And no, you don’t have to tell anyone if you don’t want to. These negative associations are a thing of the past. BOTOX is a safe and … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.