The DiGiovanna Family Health & Wellness Center is proud to announce the addition of our latest department, Aesthetics & Laser Treatments! Lead by its director, Kathy E. DiGiovanna, a New York State-licensed Aesthetician since 2004, this newest department brings a whole new level of wellness to our Center. Kathy is extensively trained in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, laser treatments and radio frequency fat destruction and skin tightening. She is joined by Michael D. Rini, PA-C, who is trained in Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, Restylane, Volbella and Xeomin treatments, as well as laser treatments and radio frequency fat destruction and skin tightening. Together, Kathy and Michael are able provide our patients with a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help them look better as well as fell better about themselves. For a FREE CONSULTATION, please call Kathy at or click the link below to make an online appointment.
Cutera truPulse® Nd: YAG & Laser Genesis
The Cutera truPulse Nd: YAG is a 1064nm laser which is FDA-approved for coagulation and hemostasis of benign vascular lesions such as telangiectasia, venous lakes, leg veins, poikiloderma, hemangiomas, port-wine stains, warts and scar revisions. Vascular laser treatment works by selectively targeting hemoglobin without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue. Laser light is absorbed by hemoglobin in the veins and the heat produced causes photocoagulation. This heat is transferred to the vessel wall which affects collagen and ultimately helps to destroy the vessel and prevent recanalization.
Laser Genesis is a delivery mode for the Nd:YAG laser with a patented pulse structure designed for safe and effective treatment on all skin types. It can be used safely on all body parts (except around the eyes). Common indications include treatment of wrinkles, rosacea and diffuse redness, scar reduction including keloids and hypertrophic scars, poikiloderma, angiomas, facial veins, inflammatory acne, lentigines, freckles, age/brown spots, skin tags, acne scars and spot hair removal.
The Cutera LimeLight® handpiece utilizes a laser wavelength from 520nm to 1100nm. These wavelengths are absorbed by melanin and hemoglobin so are beneficial in treating benign pigmented lesions or vascular lesions including telangiectasia (tiny veins), rosacea, port wine spots and angiomas.
The LimeLight Facial is a non-invasive approach to skin revitalization. This procedure improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of the face and neck for improvement in skin redness, telangiectasia or brown spots. One to three treatments usually suffice to see results
The ProWave LX handpiece utilizes laser wavelengths from 680nm to 1100nm and is indicated for the removal of unwanted hair, and to effect stable, long-term, or permanent hair reduction. This treatment selectively treats the hair follicle without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue. Permanent hair reduction is achieved by using heat to disable the hair follicle and prevent re-growth by targeting the melanin in the hair bulb. Hair has three phases of growth: Anagen (active phase), Catagen (transitional phase) and Telogen (resting phase). Since laser hair removal only works in the anagen phase, multiple treatments are necessary for improved hair reduction. Permanent hair reduction can be achieved from all parts of the body, for both men and women.
Cutera TruSculpt 3D®
The Cutera truSculpt 3D device is a Radio Frequency (RF) system. The treatment may be applied to the neck with the 16 cm² head, or to the rest of the body with the 40 cm² head. This treatment will heat the tissue in the area to be treated to a temperature which causes a selective, and effective, disruption of the subcutaneous adipose tissue while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. This disruption leads to destruction of adipose tissue and eventual reabsorption by the body, leading to a decrease in circumference and diminished fat. This deep heating also leads to a tightening of loose skin, providing a superior cosmetic result compared to other technologies on the market. The ideal patient is one that has a stubborn area of fat tissue that will not respond to an aggressive diet and exercise regimen, or a patient that has successfully lost a significant amount of weight and suffers from lose skin in the areas of weight loss. One treatment usually suffices for circumference reduction. Tissue heating and skin tightening may require 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Botox® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow's feet lines in adults. Botox cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. Botox cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from a bacterium. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, so one product cannot take the place of another. Botox cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow's feet - the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. These muscles get injected with Botox cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. Wrinkles result from many factors, such as damage caused by free radicals in the sun and environment. Results can be seen within 24 to 48 hours after just a few tiny injections, with results lasting up to 4 months. You may participate in the Brilliant Distinctions Program to receive discounts directly from Allergan.
Over time, your face changes in many ways. This is part of the normal aging process, but genetics and environmental factors play a role. You may notice a change in the appearance of your skin, typically in the form of deepening parentheses lines and wrinkles. But what may be less obvious is age-related midface volume loss. Your cheeks may flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. Parentheses lines are static lines that appear when your face is at rest. This happens over time as your skin loses some of the building blocks that give the skin its structure. Even, over time, your lips may lose volume and thin. Many people also seek out lip augmentation because they have naturally thin lips and simply desire more fullness.
JUVÉDERM is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin's surface to lift and contour the cheek area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC add volume to smooth the parentheses lines and nasolabial folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want. JUVÉDERM Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps the lips-whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
You may also participate in the Brilliant Distinctions Program to receive discounts directly from Allergan.
Our skin changes as we age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Facial aging actually begins in your 20s, when skin firmness begins to decrease as a result of internal (genetics & natural aging) and external (sun exposure, smoking, stress, etc.) factors. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.
Three major kinds of anti-aging treatments are: 1) Resurfacing - chemical peels, microdermacrasion and laser resurfacing modify the surface of the skin to correct visible signs of sun damage, such as fine lines, irregular pigmentation and blemishes 2) Injectables - Toxins, fillers (hyaluronic acid) and collagen stimulators are injected into facial areas to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and restore facial contours 3) Surgery - such as face lifts, liposuction and fat transfers are the most invasive types of treatment.
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).
Additionally, Restylane and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21, and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.
Please call Kathy DiGiovanna at if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a free consultation. Discounts can be provided for packages, which may include any or several of the above procedures. You may also make an appointment online by clicking below. Please inform the receptionist that you wish to schedule a cosmetic appointment with either Kathy or Michael Rini, PA-C.