Service

Hoboken Medical Aesthetics is the leading provider in Metro New Jersey and New York for skin rejuvenation, anti-aging techniques using BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, LATISSE®, laser hair removal, and premium laser skin aesthetics. With a passion for well-being, relaxation & medical innovation, we are committed to exceeding your expectations. Our vision is to enhance your natural beauty, the beauty that you deserve. Maybe you deserve a day at the spa for yourself.

Acne is an affliction that has caused teens and some adults concern and consternation for centuries. Not only is an acne outbreak unattractive and, at times, painful, but the resulting scarring can cause a lasting imprint on self confidence and self image for years to come.There are two types of acne treatment offered at Hoboken Medical Aesthetics ~ active acne treatment and scar reduction. Active acne treatments traditionally consist of reducing skin oil (sebum) production, removing dead skin cells, and eliminating bacteria. Acne scar treatments include removing dead skin cells, activating collagen remodeling and skin tightening. The treatment choice depends on the severity of the acne issues.Hoboken Medical Aesthetics offers treatment programs for both active acne and acne scars.  Our treatment programs consist of the following;    Light and radio frequency waves

  •     Acne facials
  •     Mircoderm abrasion
  •     Laser skin treatments
  •     Chemical peels
  •     Medications
  •     Nutrition counseling
  •     Supplements

Pain-Free Hair Removal

Virtually pain-free hair removal technology

Laser hair removal is the #1 non-invasive aesthetics treatment available today with an estimated growth rate of 18%. With nearly 3.1 million laser hair removal treatments performed in 2006 alone, hair removal is a fantastic way to inject profit into your practice. While there are many methods to eliminate unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair regrowth while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. And photoepilation is quickly becoming the most popular. Lasers and light sources use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without damaging the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth. The attributes of the light (wavelength, pulse duration and power) are chosen to ensure damage to these cells and not to the rest of the skin.

Technology in use

To perform light-based hair removal with the Harmony SHR handpiece, a large rectangular window emitting broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin. The energy travels harmlessly through the epidermis and dermis until it strikes the hair follicle, which contains a dense, melanin-rich hair shaft and bulb. The dark-colored melanin absorbs the light and rises slowly in temperature, destroying the hair-producing cells surrounding the follicle. Because the heat is not sustained, however, no damage occurs outside the follicle area.

Key advantages for patients

  • Comfortable treatment with little to no irritation
  • Effective permanent reduction of hair
  • Little to no chance of side effect

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

This varies depending on the area being treated. The process can take anywhere between 5 minutes to an hour.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This varies depending on the area being treated, age and hormones are also contributing factors. Studies have shown permanent hair loss of up to 85 – 90% after 6 – 8 treatments. However, the gentleman in the picture below is probably going to need a lot of treatment sessions!

Facial volume loss

One of the key effects of aging is that our faces lose volume.

Aging skin is a continuous natural process and can start as early as our mid 20’s. There are three important constituents of a healthy and youthful looking skin, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Over time, these deminish and as a result skin loses structure and volume causing wrinkles and fine lines to become visible. There are many factors that contribute to the speed of this process such as heredity predisposition, smoking, general health and sun exposure.

What areas can lose volume?

Volume is lost in many areas of the face as we get older. The areas that lose volume include; the cheeks, the brow, eye sockets and the lips.

Tear Trough 

As we age, usually the first and most obvious sign is the volume loss around our eyes resulting in dark circles and hollowness.

Hollow Brows

Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim, giving the face of more skeletal appearance

Nasolabial folds 

As the cheeks sag and lose volume, they descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes, to a lower position. This leads to the formation of  folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth.

Oral commissures 

The folds just beneath the corners of the mouth.

Jowls 

The skin that sags beneath the jawline.

 Loss of volume in the lips leads to thinner lips and  formation of Vertical upper lip lines.

How can volume loss be treated?

Procedures such as surgical face lifting is now considered obsolete for the majority of  patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and volume loss.

With the advent of newer biomedical technologies and techniques, we are now able to address the majority of  aesthetic medical issues by nonsurgical methods. The most common method of replacing lost volume is with soft tissue fillers ( also called dermal fillers) and to a lesser degree by autologous fat transfer .

SOFT TISSUE FILLERS

The use of dermal fillers has revolutionized the art and science of facial rejuvenation. As the importance of volume loss in the aging process has been recognized, minimally invasive interventions that restore youthful volume have become a central part of the aesthetic armamentarium.

Types

Soft Tissue Fillers can be divided into two major categories;  Non-stimulatory and Stimulatory fillers. The nonstimulatory fillers are the traditional collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Then we have the biostimulatory fillers, such as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA; Sculptra® Aesthetic; sanofi-aventis; Bridgewater, NJ) and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA; Radiesse®; BioForm Medical; San Mateo, Calif.). Then there is a third category, the permanent fillers, such as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA; Artefill®; Suneva Medical Inc.; San Diego, Calif.) and silicone.

Mechanism of Action

The nonstimulatory fillers, such as the HAs, basically fill hollows, lines, and folds by replacing lost tissue without any other form of stimulation to the area. The stimulatory fillers, such as PLLA, actually stimulate collagen production rather than replacing tissue. CaHA is what we would call a hybrid filler: it does form replacement tissue like an HA, but it also has some stimulatory effect.

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments can also rejuvenate facial skin and replenish some volume loss. Following are some before and after photos of patients who under went dermal filler treatment for mild- moderate facial volume loss.

Facial volume loss

One of the key effects of aging is that our faces lose volume.

Aging skin is a continuous natural process and can start as early as our mid 20’s. There are three important constituents of a healthy and youthful looking skin, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Over time, these deminish and as a result skin loses structure and volume causing wrinkles and fine lines to become visible. There are many factors that contribute to the speed of this process such as heredity predisposition, smoking, general health and sun exposure.

What areas can lose volume?

Volume is lost in many areas of the face as we get older. The areas that lose volume include; the cheeks, the brow, eye sockets and the lips.

Tear Trough 

As we age, usually the first and most obvious sign is the volume loss around our eyes resulting in dark circles and hollowness.

Hollow Brows

Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim, giving the face of more skeletal appearance

Nasolabial folds 

As the cheeks sag and lose volume, they descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes, to a lower position. This leads to the formation of  folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth.

Oral commissures 

The folds just beneath the corners of the mouth.

Jowls 

The skin that sags beneath the jawline.

 Loss of volume in the lips leads to thinner lips and  formation of Vertical upper lip lines.

How can volume loss be treated?

Procedures such as surgical face lifting is now considered obsolete for the majority of  patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and volume loss.

With the advent of newer biomedical technologies and techniques, we are now able to address the majority of  aesthetic medical issues by nonsurgical methods. The most common method of replacing lost volume is with soft tissue fillers ( also called dermal fillers) and to a lesser degree by autologous fat transfer .

SOFT TISSUE FILLERS

The use of dermal fillers has revolutionized the art and science of facial rejuvenation. As the importance of volume loss in the aging process has been recognized, minimally invasive interventions that restore youthful volume have become a central part of the aesthetic armamentarium.

Types

Soft Tissue Fillers can be divided into two major categories;  Non-stimulatory and Stimulatory fillers. The nonstimulatory fillers are the traditional collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Then we have the biostimulatory fillers, such as poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA; Sculptra® Aesthetic; sanofi-aventis; Bridgewater, NJ) and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA; Radiesse®; BioForm Medical; San Mateo, Calif.). Then there is a third category, the permanent fillers, such as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA; Artefill®; Suneva Medical Inc.; San Diego, Calif.) and silicone.

Mechanism of Action

The nonstimulatory fillers, such as the HAs, basically fill hollows, lines, and folds by replacing lost tissue without any other form of stimulation to the area. The stimulatory fillers, such as PLLA, actually stimulate collagen production rather than replacing tissue. CaHA is what we would call a hybrid filler: it does form replacement tissue like an HA, but it also has some stimulatory effect.

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments can also rejuvenate facial skin and replenish some volume loss. Following are some before and after photos of patients who under went dermal filler treatment for mild- moderate facial volume loss.

Spider veins on legs

What types of leg veins are there?

Dilated leg veins can be classified as:

• Spider veins – red or purple fine veins

• Reticular veins – blue mid sized veins often feeding into the spider veins

• Varicose veins – large blue ropey veins often traversing the leg. All these veins can contribute to unsightly and cosmetically dissatisfying appearance of the legs, as well as medical complications such as aching swelling, appearance of bruising, ulceration, eczema and pigmentation.

What causes unsightly veins?

There are 3 common contributors to dilated veins:

Hereditary – those people with a family history of leg veins inherit a genetic tendency for the venous system to have increased pressure over time.

Pregnancy – related to both the increased venous backflow as the uterus grows and pushes on the venous system, as well as the increased blood volume in pregnancy.

Prolonged standing – at rest with our legs up, we have no pressure in the venous system. On standing the pressure increases dramatically to 100mmHg.

Walking gets the calf muscle pumping and drops the pressure to 30-40mmHg.

With prolonged standing, the high pressures override the valves assisting in the return of blood, the valves then break down and blood pools in the leg veins.

Contrary to popular belief, crossing your legs has no effect on developing leg veins.

What is the mechanism by which veins develop?

Blood in leg veins normally travels upwards to the heart. Due to gravity blood tries to flow back down towards the feet. However, normal veins have valves, which close to prevent abnormal flow towards the feet. It is the breakdown of these valves that leads to abnormal flow, which in turn leads to increased pressure in the vein. The increased pressure eventually causes the vein wall to expand and bulge, producing a varicose vein. Varicose veins serve no useful function to the body’s circulation. Our body has the ability to establish alternative pathways to bypass the abnormal varicose veins. When varicose veins are closed down, the circulatory system improves, as do many of the symptoms. It is important to understand that varicose veins can be a progressive condition and that totally new veins can develop with time. Maintenance treatment is likely for most patients.

Can you prevent unsightly veins?

Due to the causes, there is very little that can be done to halt the development of leg veins. Wearing compression stockings/ support hose only delays their progression. Maintaining a healthy weight can also reduce backward pressure on leg veins.

What can be done? What is Laser Leg vein treatment?

The non-invasive laser treatment of unsightly leg veins is one of the most requested yet most challenging of aesthetic procedures. Because of the various diameters, depths and pressures found with these vessels, their treatment often requires a wide range of wavelengths, pulse widths and fluences. Using a combination of therapies, such as those included on the Harmony system, physicians are able to treat both superficial and deep telangiectasias as well as telangiectatic matting and hemosiderin staining. Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Depending on the nature of the vessels, either the Nd:YAG or an AFT treatment head on the Harmony System can be used to produce the desired effect. In fact, using a combination of 1064-nm laser light in conjunction with various broadband AFT treatment parameters has, in many cases, been shown to be more effective than laser treatment alone.

Technology in use

The Nd:YAG 1064 laser handpiece coagulates and destroys large, deep, cosmetically unacceptable blood vessels and leg veins without the use of chemicals or needles.

This easy-to-use, ergonomic handpiece effectively coagulates oxygenated reddish telangiectasias, as well as deoxygenated bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter.

Treatment for Leg Veins

Key advantages for physicians

• No risk of damaging the surrounding tissue

• Effectively coagulates oxygenated reddish telangiectasias, as well as deoxygenated bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter

Key advantages for patients

• Safe and effective treatment for various diameters and depths of leg veins

• No need for injections

• Quick and effective treatment

Over time, our skin begins to display the effects of aging. Outside factors like sun, gravity and hormones can actually speed up the aging process. The collagen found in our skin begins to break down and results in fine lines around the eyes and lips, deeper lines and grooves in the brow, and much more. One day we wake up to find that our face no longer has that youthful, vibrant appearance we once had. Various procedures can help treat skin conditions and restore youthful appearances to our faces. Photo rejuvenation treatments, using advancements in technology, can treat our skin in safe, easy, gentler and effective manner. Photo rejuvenation, a minimally-invasive procedure, only treats the needed areas while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. This provides the patient with smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. While typically performed on the face, photo rejuvenation can also treat the neck, chest and hands. With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including photo rejuvenation, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, cosmetic surgery is just that – a surgical procedure whose results cannot simply be erased. While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to photo rejuvenation, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience. Some important elements you should understand regarding this procedure include the following:

Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for Photo Rejuvenation?

Those people looking to enhance the appearance of their face would represent an ideal candidate for photo rejuvenation treatments. Although skin conditions vary from person to person, the more common include:

  •     Red, flushed faces
  •     Sun-damaged skin
  •     Hyperpigmentation
  •     Enlarged Pores

Benefits of Photo Rejuvination

Photo rejuvenation offers many advantages, including:

  • Achieving healthier and smoother looking skin
  • Reducing pore size
  • More even skin tone
  • Reducing redness and flushing caused by rosacea
  • Reducing the size of wrinkles
  • Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence
  • Becoming less self-conscious about appearance
  • Regaining a more youthful look
  • No recovery time 

How is Photo Rejuvination Performed?

A photo rejuvenation procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. During the procedure, pulses of intense light are delivered to the skin through very specific filters. The level of energy is delivered in specific settings to maximize the results. The tissues absorb the light energy which stimulates the production of collagen. With new collagen forming, the patient’s aging skin begins to soften. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased and the redness with rosacea can be dramatically reduced.

This procedure is repeated in a series of six treatments, every three to four weeks, in order to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments can vary depending on the area and the skin’s condition. Even after one treatment, most patients notice a smoother look and feel to their skin. Improvements will become more evident with every treatment.

By combining multiple, distinctive laser technologies into a single, slender system, JOULE offers aesthetic practitioners a vastly expanded range of procedures, opens a simple path to future technologies and procedures as they become available, and provides revenue stimulus for the current economic environment that will easily translate to solid long term practice-building and growth.

OptiPlexing Wavelengths and Delivery Modes for Expanded Procedure Options

With JOULE, Sciton offers the optimal combination of multiple laser wavelengths delivered through any of JOULE’s three delivery modes–arm, fiber, or broadband light (BBL)–enabling aesthetic physicians to offer the widest variety of procedures available. A single platform can provide today’s most requested procedures, laser-assisted lipolysis and deep and fractional skin resurfacing, as well as hair removal and a wide range of vascular treatments. Sciton’s scientists call this technology OptiPlex(TM): the optimal multiplexing of optical technologies.

“The optiplexed JOULE has the potential to change the entire landscape of an aesthetic practice,” says Dr. Jason Pozner, plastic surgeon and medical director of Sanctuary Plastic Surgery and co-owner of Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Florida. “Combining laser lipolysis and both fractional and full skin resurfacing in a single platform makes it possible for me to offer the most popular treatments more conveniently. The benefit to a growing aesthetic practice is significant. They can expand their practice with a single laser. It is an ideal system for aesthetic surgeons with an on-site operating facility as well as those with an office treatment room. It would take multiple lasers to do what JOULE does. It’s a game-changer.”

Procedure-Specific and Practice-Expanding Treatment Modules

JOULE offers unprecedented versatility with its comprehensive selection of modules and the ability to add future Sciton modules for cosmetic procedures. In addition to any combination of three delivery modes, the base laser system has four laser bays as well as a pulsed light bay. A practice can begin with one module, and grow into many as the practice grows, or, it can be fully built-out from the very beginning to enable the widest range of treatment capabilities for expansive revenue opportunity for the aesthetic practice. The platform is “future-proof” as modules yet to be invented will be designed to be fully functional on the JOULE Aesthetic Laser Platform.

“The optiplexed JOULE platform offers great economics in two important ways,” states Lars Isaacson, Vice President of Sales at Sciton. “You can pick the most profitable procedures for your practice today, adding modules for new capabilities in the future at a far lower cost. And here’s an even more immediate economic boost: contrary to industry trends, there are no hidden disposable costs, which can be $400 per tip, or charges for handpieces that automatically disable themselves after a limited number of pulses.”

Highest Value, Lowest-Per-Procedure Cost

In addition to cost-optimization through more capability in a single aesthetic platform, Sciton physicians achieve the lowest-per-procedure cost because Sciton does not charge for disposables, nor does it place an unnecessary “marketing” limitation on the use of disposables. Sciton enables physicians to use open source fibers on its lasers, providing a competitive cost advantage to its customers. All Sciton systems offer unlimited pulses within a 3 year warranty or during service contracts, a standard unmatched in the industry.

“With this challenging economy, physicians benefit from a combined fractional resurfacing and laser lipolysis platform that affords both cost efficiency and the cutting edge technology that our patients seek,” commented Dr. Michael Kaminer, a dermatologic surgeon and partner at SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA. “Combining these two procedures in a single system is a terrific advantage, and having no disposable expense is an added bonus. Sciton has used its unmatched laser science expertise to offer superior clinical outcomes and address the economic challenges that physicians face.”

Modules Currently Available for the JOULE Aesthetic Laser Platform

1. Contour TRL: robotically-scanned MicroLaserPeel or tunable deep skin peeling

2. ProFractional: 2940 nm erbium for fractional skin resurfacing

3. ProFractional XC: fractional skin resurfacing with tunable thermal effects

4. ClearScan: 1064 nm for hair removal, pigmented and vascular lesions

5. ThermaScan: 1319 nm for non-ablative treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scars

6. BBL: pigmented and vascular lesions, hair removal, acne

7. SkinTyte: firming of tissue, on or off face

8. ProLipoPlus: Two different wavelengths, 1064 nm or 1319 nm, used individually or in combination for laser lipolysis

9. Pro-V: endovenous ablation (EVA) for the treatment of leg veins

Therapeutic massage sessions are set up quite differently from a relaxation massage. First time clients are initialy seen by a Dr. Oscar Pizarro for a very thorough exam, detailing current and past medical and health complaints. This type of session may retain a large relaxation massage element to it, but advanced techniques are likely to be used for pain and chronic health issues. Dr. Oscar Pizarro and a therapeutic or clinical massage practitioner will see a client very frequently for the first few weeks or months. This might include half hour sessions three times a week, or weekly hour session for a couple of months. Advanced techniques such as Osteopathic manipulative treatment or OMT, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy may be used in a more clinical setting.OMT and Therapeutic Massage is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:

  •     Asthma
  •     Sinus disorder
  •     Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •     Migraines
  •     Menstrual pain
  •     Fibromyalgia
  •     Chronic body aches and pains
  •     Sports injuries
  •     Repetitive stress or strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  •     Whiplash and accidents
  •     Arthritis
  •     TMJ or jaw complaints
  •     Posture and weight issues

When appropriate, OMT can complement––and even replace––drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care. Some of the more recognized relaxation massage therapy forms are:

  •    Trigger Point
  •    Chair Massage
  •    Swedish
  •    Sports
  •    Reflexology
  •    Cranial Sacral
  •    Hot Stone
  •    Deep Tissue 
  •    Prenata

About Us

Dr. Oscar Pizarro

The staff of Hoboken Medical Aesthetics offer a range of Non surgical Cosmetic options to help you look more youthful.  Aesthetics is what we do!  At Hoboken Medical Aesthetics you will find professional staff that are knowledgeable and service oriented.  When you are at Hoboken Medical Aesthetics, you are our guest, and we want you to feel comfortable and welcome !  Dr Pizarro personally provides all the Medical Services such as Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sclerotherapy, and Weight Loss Consultations on the OWL Hcg Diet.

At Hoboken Medical Aesthetics we are dedicated to one thing and one thing only; You Looking Beautiful!

  • What Botox Can Do For You?
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Dermabrasion: Is it Right for You?

CONTACT

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Send us a message

Send messageclear

Contact information

Address:

424 Central Ave Jersey City NJ 07307

Phone numbers:
(201)-216-1389

(201)-216-9088

 

Fax:

(201)-216-1288

Email:
Support@hmaspa.com