We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted or excessive hair growth can leave you feeling down and less-confident about your appearance, while ingrown hairs can cause a lot of pain and unsightly bumps. In the past, treatment for these issues was only effective for lighter skinned individuals with dark hair, but fortunately laser hair removal has become more accessible and advanced in recent years. At our practice, we are able to safely treat people with virtually all skin types and hair colors.
Lasers emit a specialized, pulsed light, which is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and then transmitted down the hair shaft to the root. The hair follicle is damaged by the heat of the laser, which prohibits future growth.
Before your procedure, we will evaluate your skin and hair type in order for us to select the best laser to suit your needs. We will also thoroughly discuss the possible risks, your expectations, and the best ways to prepare for treatment.
The duration of each session varies depending on what area of the body you are having treatment. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. The area should be shaved or cut short prior to treatment. For best results, we recommend that you do not wax or pluck hairs for three weeks prior to treatment.
Laser hair removal is safe and effective when performed by a physician or other licensed professional specializing in laser technology. At our practice, you can expect the highest level of treatment from our qualified professionals.
Heat Sculpting is non-invasive body contouring and cellulite treatment using Inmode Contoura, BodyFX and MiniMX machines.
Heat Sculpting is a peer reviewed and well published treatment for reduction in body fat, skin tightening, and cellulite reduction. It uses a combination of radiofrequency energy to burn fat cells, as well as deep tissue heating and suction coupled negative pressure to achieve fantastic results in 6-8 in office treatments. Each treatment lasts 30-60 minutes depending the area treated.
Microneedling is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin and improve its appearance. As part of the body’s natural aging process, the skin experiences a loss of collagen and elastin which results in the formation of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles. There are also environmental factors that can contribute to how the skin appears. Spending too many hours in the sun, working in high-stress environments, or even accidents that leave scars can change the appearance of the skin.
For some patients, acne in childhood can lead to scars or uneven skin textures that are hard to cover up. As a nonsurgical alternative to injectables and other treatments, microneedling is the optimal choice for a variety of skin and cosmetic issues.
Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling is a treatment that promotes the production of collagen and elastin to treat texture irregularities such as acne scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin using a tripolar, radio-frequency device.
How long is the treatment?
Depending on the area being treated, treatment can last anywhere between 45-75 minutes.
Is there any downtime associated with this treatment?
You may experience minimal downtime with “cat-like” scratches that can persist up to 6 days. Your skin may be red and tender for the first 24-48 hours following treatment. You will be able to apply makeup 24 hours after treatment if you wish.
What do I need to do to prepare for treatment?
You will need to have a skincare consultation prior to scheduling RF Microneedling treatment as not everyone is a candidate for this treatment option. We generally recommend pretreating with Alastin Nectar, and depending on your skin type we may recommend additional preparations. Avoid using any exfoliation treatments or products 3-5 days before your scheduled treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
We typically recommend weekly treatments for 6 weeks, then on a quarterly basis in order to maintain the results.
Am I a candidate for RF Microneedling?
If you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or have metal implants in the treatment area you will not be considered for this treatment. Additionally, if you have cancer, an autoimmune disease, uncontrolled diabetes, seizures, vascular disorders, skin that forms keloids, or if you have taken Accutane in the last 6 months, you will not be a candidate for treatment.
For more information on microneedling skin treatments or to request an appointment, give us a call at (205) 494-7677.
An IPL Photofacial is a facial treatment using a device that uses light to diminish the appearance of broken blood vessels, redness caused by rosacea, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. The special light used ensures that patients have no downtime and will usually require only one session.
The IPL treatment specifically targets problem areas while leaving healthy skin alone. The procedure should only be performed under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist, ensuring efficacy and safety.
With no downtime, you’ll be back to all normal activities immediately. It is one of the most effective skin pigmentation treatments available today.
As the name suggests, skin tightening is the process of tightening loose skin on the face, neck, and body through cosmetic procedures. Skin tightening can be used to reduce the effects of aging, promote firmer skin, and restore youthfulness. These treatments can be done in our office, and often, with little to no local anesthesia or numbing cream needed.
- Collagen supplements: Supplements used to increase the amount of collagen in your body and improve skin health over time.
- Microneedling: Also known as collagen induction therapy, this procedure repeatedly punctures the skin with tiny, sterile needles to promote collagen production and naturally tighten the skin.
- Ultrasound skin tightening: Also known as ultherapy, this non-invasive procedure uses micro-focused ultrasound to lift and tighten your skin.
- Radiofrequency skin tightening (RF): Uses radio frequency energy to heat the underlying tissue to encourage subdermal collagen production to reduce the appearance of loose skin.
- Spillover skin tightening: Used to melt away pockets of unwanted skin to firm up the overall look and feel of the targeted area.
- Surgical skin tightening: Includes various forms of plastic surgery.
To begin, we will identify the best cosmetic skin tightening solution for you depending on the targeted area and your desired result. Many skin tightening treatments require no downtime, while the downtime for some more severe procedures such as surgical skin tightening may vary.
For more information on skin tightening or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (205) 494-7677.
Here at Ross Bridge Medical Center, we specialize in injectables. We are proud to serve patients in Hoover, AL and the surrounding areas.
Every single person ages at a different rate. Some people age a lot quicker than others, which causes them to become self-conscious. We always want you to be happy with the way that you look. We are able to help you reach your goals.
There are many different injectables that we offer our patients. Injectables will help you add volume, create angles, and freeze time. This will give you an amazing and youthful look you can be proud of.
Some available injectables include Juvederm, Restylane, lip augmentations, wrinkle treatment, or scar removal, so there are many from which to choose. You can speak with the plastic surgeon during your consultation on what injectable will benefit you the most depending on what your goals are.
Our entire staff wants to assist you with getting the look that you are searching for. We will always go above and beyond for every single patient. The first part of your consultation will be to determine if you are able to undergo plastic surgery. Once you have been approved, we can start looking at how to get you the best results. You are always welcome to ask any questions, and we will always answer them to the best of our abilities.
IV Nutrition Infusion
What is IV nutrition?
IV nutrition works by taking a concentrated blend of vitamins and minerals and distributing them directly into the bloodstream. This allows you to consume high levels of nutrients that your body cannot obtain through diet alone, even when you take oral vitamins and supplements. Increasing the vitamin and mineral levels in your body through IV nutrition therapy helps decrease inflammation, promote proper healing, increase energy, and improve overall health. Delivering nutrition through an IV allows us to bypass the digestive system and obtain higher levels of nutrients right into the bloodstream.
Who can benefit from IV nutrition?
IV nutrition can be for anyone! Almost everyone can benefit from the increase of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that come from IV nutrition therapy. Giving your body the extra nutrients it needs can help you feel recharged and re-energized. For patients who are suffering from chronic pain or various conditions, IV nutrition therapy can be used to increase your overall health. The increase in nutrition helps promote healing in the body while decreasing inflammation, which is a common source of pain for many patients.
How does IV nutrition work?
Before beginning any treatment, we will determine how IV nutrition therapy can best help you as well as review your medical history. Each IV nutrition blend is determined uniquely based on your body’s needs. For some patients, we may conduct a small nutrition test to identify where the body is showing low levels of nutrition and thus tailor your IV nutrition therapy to meet your needs.
Once the best mixture of nutrients is determined, the treatment can begin. The IV is placed in the arm as this is where the nutrients will enter your bloodstream. The mixture of nutrients will then be hung and connected to your IV. The drip will start, and your body will begin to take in the extra vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The treatment takes place in our office and usually takes approximately one hour to complete. IV nutrition therapy is a minimally-invasive procedure, and you will be back to your regular routine immediately following treatment.
For more information on IV nutrition therapy or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (205) 494-7677.
What Our Clients Say
I have been seeing Shivani here at Ross Bridge Medical Center for laser treatments going on 2 years now, and I truly cannot recommend them enough! She is incredible. The facility is clean and calming and Shivani is super knowledgeable and thorough with all her treatments. Coming here has seriously changed my life. Thank you so much!!
– Marla E.