Feeling good about the way you look and having self-confidence can make a significant difference in your life, and aesthetics services can give you the boost you need. Ivan Carreras, MD, of Carreras Medical Center in Hialeah, Florida, understands that aesthetic considerations are an essential part of his patients’ overall well-being, and provides a range of advanced aesthetics therapies, including treatments for wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, spider veins, and permanent hair removal. Call the practice today to find out more or make an appointment online.

Aesthetics Q & A

What is aesthetics?

Aesthetics is a rapidly expanding field that gives you the opportunity to improve your appearance without the need for drastic surgical procedures. Many aesthetic treatments are wholly noninvasive, such as laser therapies, while others involve injecting products into the skin, for example, Botox and dermal fillers.

What kinds of aesthetic treatments are available?

Most aesthetic treatments deal with issues such as the signs of aging and other skin blemishes, permanent hair removal, and body sculpting. At Carreras Medical Center, the following aesthetic treatments are offered:

Stretch marks removal

Stretch marks appear when your body grows too quickly for the skin to keep up. Stretch marks can show up, for example, if you’re pregnant or have rapidly gained weight. Laser technology breaks down stretch marks and promotes the growth of new, smoother skin.

Laser hair removal

Standard methods of hair removal all have their disadvantages. For instance, if you shave, you need to do it on a routine basis, and waxing can be uncomfortable. Laser treatment is a permanent solution to removing unwanted hair.


If you are uncomfortable with your wrinkles, you no longer have to undergo a face-lift to smooth out your skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) reactivates the production of collagen and elastin, the natural fibers that support your skin, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Vein treatments

Varicose and spider veins are unsightly and may be uncomfortable if they’re severe. Laser therapy painlessly destroys the affected blood vessels, so the blood reroutes through healthy veins, leaving you with unblemished skin.

Acne scar treatment

Acne is a common complaint that affects many young people, and when it clears it often leaves permanent blemishes on the skin. Targeted laser energy destroys the scar tissue and promotes the growth of healthy skin with less noticeable scarring.

Dr. Carreras carries out these aesthetic treatments using the state-of-the-art Icon™ aesthetic platform.

What’s involved in aesthetic treatments?

Aesthetic treatments are fast and convenient; all you need to do is lay back and relax. Icon treatments have several advantages, most significant of which are that the procedures are virtually painless, and there’s no need for any downtime afterward.

You may feel a tingling, warmth, or in some cases, a sensation of a rubber band being flicked on your skin, but in most cases, clients feel perfectly comfortable throughout their treatment.

Find out more about the aesthetic services available at Carreras Medical Center by calling the practice today or make an appointment online.

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