Jay M. Kulkin, MD, a nationally recognized laser expert, is the Founder and Medical Director of WIFH- an eight-time recipient of Jezebel Magazine’s reader-voted Best of Atlanta Awards. Most recently, WIFH was voted the 2019 Best of Atlanta winner for Best Body Contouring Procedure (Smartlipo) and Best Laser & Skincare Clinic.
With the Atlanta heat refusing to let up, it’s hard to think about the holidays. But, they’ll be here before you know it! With that in mind (and our endless dreams of cooler weather), we caught up with Dr. Kulkin and his expert team to introduce four ways to slough off summer and get your holiday glow!
We all love a glowing tan, but all that sun exposure leads to sun damage. Those brown spots show up on your skin and can be difficult to cover up even with make-up. IPL/PhotoFacial stands for intense pulsed light. With each pulse, light is delivered into the skin to target the brown spots aka sun damage. You will see your brown spot turn darker in color and then dust off over the next few days. Not only does IPL get rid of sun damage, it also reduces redness caused by rosacea, improves texture, reduces pore size, eliminates facial vessels and improves tone and skin laxity. All IPL packages include three treatments depending on the area price ranges $450-$2,000 https://www.wifh.com/skin/rejuvenation/ipl-photofacial/
Over the summer, dead skin can build up on our body making the complexion dull and dry. It can also define fine lines and wrinkles and even cause congestion in the pores. Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care regimen, and WIFH has the solution:
Dermaplaning removes dead skin and fine hairs covering the face. Dermaplaning can only be performed by a licensed professional, as it uses a surgical blade to remove both the skin and the hair. This procedure leaves patients with silky, smooth, radiant skin. You will also find that your make-up will apply flawlessly with the breathability to allow your skincare products to penetrate. Dermaplaning pairs well with a number of skin procedures and treatments such as the oxygen facial, VI Peel, HydraFacial, Affirm Laser and IPL. Dermaplaning is $150 or you can add it on to any skin treatment for $50 https://www.wifh.com/skin/resurfacing/dermaplaning/
VI Peel is the perfect seasonal peel with many options. All VI Peels are suitable for all skin types and ethnicities. Unlike other chemical peels, the VI Peels deliver nourishing vitamins and minerals during exfoliation to aid in the healing process. They are the only peels safe for the delicate under-eye area. Patients will experience peeling and shedding for a number of days following application, but the results are stunning. VI Peels $300-$400 https://www.wifh.com/skin/resurfacing/peels/vi-peel/
Botox and cosmetic fillers are quick and easy ways to get refreshed and holiday party ready! Botox can be used to relax the muscles on the upper face (forehead, crow’s feet and between your brows). Botox is completely customizable ($11/unit). WIFH carries an array of cosmetic fillers: Voluma ($700/syringe) to create or restore the cheek area, giving your whole face a lift. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC ($495/syringe) for augmenting lips or smoothing away lines around the nose and mouth or Volbella ($550/syringe) for the finer lines on the lower face (water bottle lines above the lips, etc) https://www.wifh.com/skin/injectables/
They say confidence is sexy and it’s so true! The way we view ourselves affects the way we feel. If you’re needing a little help loving your body, Smartlipo could be a great option. This laser-assisted liposuction offers dramatic results without the downtime like traditional liposuction. It’s perfect for any area of the body and Dr. Kulkin has performed over 10,000 of these procedures. Prices vary by area (view price ranges https://www.wifh.com/body-contouring/smartlipo/cost-financing/)
Not sure what’s most suitable for you? WIFH offers complimentary consultations and has a host of services to make you beam: laser hair removal, tattoo removal, Smartlipo, SculpSure, Cellulaze, miraDry, IPL, laser skin resurfacing, HydraFacial, microneedling, oxygen facial, Dermaplaning, chemical peels, Botox and an array of cosmetic fillers.