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Microdermabrasion

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Microdermabrasion has crossed over from Hollywood to the mainstream.  It’s being advanced as an “Instant Facelift” by the medical industry.  Microdermabrasion gently removes the epidermisor top layer of the stratem corneum which encourages vasodilatation, improved cell nutrition, improved skin elasticity and improved skin texture. Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive procedure for resurfacing the skin and is used to treat sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems of the face, neck, chest and other areas.  Also, referred to as the “lunchtime peel”, this skin resurfacing treatment requires no down time.

Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and particularly Asian, Hispanic and African American skin types, as there is no risk for skin discoloration and restores these skin types to a more youthful, radiant appearance.  There is no age range for the use of Microdermabrasion.  It is appropriate to use as needed on problematic and acne prone skin, rosacea and sensitive skin, sun-damaged and aging skin and it may be used as a preventative on young adults.

Microdermabrasion by medical aestheticians is an effective medical skin care treatment that gently resurfaces the skin with the application of tiny crystals, combined with gentle abrasion for superficial ablation of the epidermis or outer layer of the skin.  Abrasion of the stratum corneum removes keratin cells and the mortar layer between the cells which will allow for more topical serum penetration of nutrients into the dermis. This in turn will help in the formation of a new stratum corneum layer to the skin.  The new skin is youthful and radiant with marked improvement of the old skin imperfections.   

The crystals are immediately vacuumed away, resulting in the removal of the top layer of the stratum corneum.  The vacuum action increases blood flow into the dermis which increases fibroblast activity, which in turn causes an increase in Collagen and Elastin formation.  The vacuum action closes up large pores, removes dead cells, and plumps up and tightens the skin. Microdermabrasion resurfacing stimulates the production of Collagen, which in turn improves skin elasticity and thickness while smoothing and tightening the skin. 
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After Microdermabrasion treatment the new living skin is soft, smooth and more receptive to pharmaceutical-grade skin care products that are rich in vitamins and nutrients.  Patients are encouraged to use a good sun protection following treatments.  Results are immediate, however a full treatment protocol is 6 to 8 treatments, spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart, and followed by one treatment every 2 to 3 months.  Microdermabrasion is often performed in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation procedures and a home skin care protocol using Premier Image Dermaceuticals pharmaceutical-grade skin care products.

Premier Image provides Microdermabrasion treatments by only experienced, certified medical aestheticians and supervised by Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons.  Our goal is to bring you the absolute best skin care to restore and reveal a beautiful, radiant, more youthful appearance

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Medical-Grade SkinCare Products

Medical skin care products, or cosmeceuticals, are functional cosmetic products that go above and beyond their intended function of external beautification and enhancement of the skin by offering additional therapeutic and anti-aging benefits. These products are formulated to improve the skin's health and appearance as well as having positive physiological effects on the skin on a cellular level.




Premier Image Dermaceuticals,
a pharmaceutical skin care line designed with you in mind.

atlanta skin care productsYou deserve to look your best and at Premier Image, we help you do just that. Premier Image Dermaceuticals are prescription-grade skin care products made exclusively for our patients by a leading pharmaceutical company with over 20 years expertise in developing therapeutic skin care products that meet the dispensing needs of physicians. Premier’s primary therapeutic focus is an innovative skin care portfolio treating a wide variety of skin conditions The outstanding skin care products, coupled with affordable pricing gives Premier Image Dermaceuticals the ability to deliver you the best skin care solutions to keep you looking your best.

Premier Image Dermaceuticals strives to deliver you the best skin care products available on the market by utilizing the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that deliver amazing results. All of the product lines are non-comedogenic and include:

atlanta skin careReplenish CF, is the advanced antioxidant anti-aging skin care line. Replenish is the ideal product line for patients interested in anti-aging with sensitive skin, Rosacea, and post-procedure patients. Green Tea Polyphenols are strong antioxidants, more powerful than Vitamin C and E. Studies suggest Green Tea Polyphenols reduce UV-induced erythema and sun-damaged cell formation. Replenish CF formulations are composed of Green Tea Polyphenols, Hyaluronic acid, and fortified with caffeine USP to deliver enhanced antioxidant skin care benefits.

Citrix Line, formulated with patented polymer matrix technology, the Citrix Line provides for an enhanced means of delivering stabilized L-Ascorbic Acid into the skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the damaging effects of free radicals, unstable chemicals of air pollution, smoking, stress and sunlight. Vitamin C stimulates the growth of collagen that provides strength and elasticity to your skin. Citrix Line products contain Liposomal Vitamins A, C, E, Green Tea Extract and Co-Q10.

CRS, Cell Rejuvenation Serum, the new generation anti-aging skin care product. A collagen stimulating formula utilizing stable L-ascorbic acid serum (10%, 15%, 20%) with liposome encapsulated Human Growth Factor TGF-beta-1. (Split-face comparison indicates 30% increase in new collagen formation and 50% reduction in appearance of wrinkles in patients using CRS.) Research shows that TGF-beta-1 in CRS, plays a significant role in stimulating collagen growth and strong tissue, structure resulting in healthier, more youthful looking skin.

atlanta skin careGlycolic Elite, product line is formulated with pure crystalline glycolic acid at a pH of 4 to provide maximum efficacy. These products have predictable repeatable results with minimum irritation. Glycolic Elite Line products contain Liposomal Vitamins A, C, E, Green Tea Extract and Co-Q10 to assist in minimizing free radical induced skin damage.

Acne Treatment Line: A comprehensive, acne clearing line for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. The Acne Treatment Line deliver the ultra pure, exfoliating benefits of glycolic acid with the proven keratolytic, acne fighting ingredient, salicylic acid 2%. Formulas contain the antioxidant benefits of vitamins A, C , E, green tea extract and Co-Q10. In clinical studies benzoyl peroxide is shown to fight P.acne and helps prevent bacterial resistance.

Our skin care experts look forward to customizing a program just for you!



Obagi Medical-Grade Skin Care Systems for skin that looks and acts younger healthier.

atlanta obagi skin careThe Obagi NuDerm System and the Obagi C-Rx Systems contain prescription strength formulations that are exclusively carried by licensed, medical facilities are physician prescribed.

The Obagi NuDerm System, a physician prescribed skin care system, accelerates the cellular turnover with deep penetration of the skin layers. It boosts functions of the skin at the cellular level to improve skin’s cellular function to help it look and act younger and healthier.

The System triggers Therapeutic Cascade if actions that :

  • Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster for smoother skin, reducing wrinkles and increased tolerance..
  • Reduces mottled pigmentation and helps prevent the appearance of new hyperpigmentation
  • Promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balance.
  • Helps increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin.
  • Increases nutrient hydration and circulation for supple, healthy looking skin

atlanta obagi skin careThe Obagi-C Rx System, the first and only prescription strength vitamin C skin care system that combines the proven benefits of Physician Strength Vitamin C with a patented formula of prescription strength ingredients. This specially formulated system works to:

  • Reduce the appearance of freckles and age spots caused by sun damage.
  • Regulate the production of melanin-producing cells for radiant skin
  • Enhance collagen production, promoting smoother, brighter skin with fewer lines & wrinkles.
  • Promote radiance, resulting in Photolumines skin

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Daily & Extended-Wear Cosmetics

Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance or to conceal skin imperfections, we carry daily and extended-wear cosmetics to fit your needs.

gloMinerals Makeup

gloMinerals is a uniquely formulated medical grade mineral makeup skin care system. The advanced makeup formulations combine pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, powerful antioxidants and UV protection that provide flawless coverage.

gloMinerals makes science beautiful by infusing the formulations with the powerful antioxidant blend of vitamins C,A,K,E and green tea extract. On your skin, this blend provides nutrients that are vital to maintaining the health of your skin while protecting it from further damage.

gloMinerals formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage and protection using the effective properties of natural minerals including micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide a broad spectrum UV protection and to help combat free radical damage.

Flawless skin isn’t a matter of luck; it’s a matter of science. Call 770-457-6303 to schedule your complimentary skin care analysis and color consultation today.



Camouflage Cosmetics

atlanta camouglage cosmeticsPlastic surgery can leave bruising, swelling and scars that keep you indoors even after you feel well enough to return to work or other activities. Camouflage cosmetics can hide these post-surgical side effects in both women and men and help you resume your regular schedule as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Camouflage cosmetics are used for three purposes: concealing, color correcting and contouring. Concealers are thick, opaque but creamy foundations that hide bruises and incision lines. They should be blended into foundation, color correctors or eye makeup around the eyes to avoid build-up in the delicate skin creases there. Color correctors blend post-surgical marks with your normal skin tone. (Lavender shades work well for yellows, while green counteracts redness.) Lastly, light and dark contour products hide swelling by creating the appearance of highlights and shadows. Contour products are most popular after nose or facial implant surgery, although they can be used anywhere on the face.

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Post-Operative Medical Skin Care Treatments

Our post-operative skin care program involves a number of treatments to ensure optimum healing and the least amount of bruising and swelling following facial plastic and laser surgeries.

  • Lymphatic massage strengthens the performance of the immune system, benefits internal organs and helps get rid of toxins. This technique involves "pumping" the lymphatic system by pressing forcefully, up and down on the chest to stimulate lymph movement.
  • Ultrasound generates heat within the tissues, which aids in wound healing. It releases histamine, accelerating the acute inflammatory phase and promoting the healing process.

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Permanent Make-up

atlanta permanent makeup“Wake Up Beautiful Every Morning”

Permanent Makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, micro-pigmentation, cosmetic tattooing and dermal pigmentation, is the professional practice and art of implanting micro-insertions of color (pigment) into the dermal layer of the skin for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement. Enjoy the benefits permanent makeup has offered thousands of women. Permanent makeup can diminish your need for makeup, define features, fill in brows that are sparse, enhance your lips, frame your eyes, camouflage scars and much more. Permanent Makeup can be subtle or dramatic depending on your needs and desires. The best permanent makeup looks so natural no one knows you have it.

Permanent Make-up or Micropigmentation

Micropigmentation is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your practitioner to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When your procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process. "Permanent makeup" is not permanent. The color fades with time and the body removes some color. You will need to have color boost procedures every 1-3 years depending upon the colors used, your skin and the environment. In Hawaii we have a lot of sunshine so brows fade faster than in Alaska. Relax and enjoy your new long lasting semi-permanent makeup designed to let you look like yourself only better. Naturally.

Everything You Need to Know

What exactly is Permanent Makeup?

atlanta permanent makeupPermanent cosmetic makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your practitioner to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When your procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process.

Will I really look like myself...Only Better?

Permanent cosmetic makeup helps replenish what time has taken away and gives back precious time you normally spend "putting on your face". You can save up to 100 hours in a single year that we re formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight. That's two and one-half weeks of free time plus the money you'll save buying new and expensive cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge and disappear during the day. Permanent makeup is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed "in" your skin and not "on" your skin a more natural, softer look results. When you're ready to kick up your heels and go out for a night-on-the-town, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.

I'm afraid of pain... Does permanent makeup have to hurt a lot?

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New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent make up for eyeliner, eyebrows and lip color procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a "tingling" feeling. Most people experience some discomfort, especially for lip color procedures. It is common to hear that there was not as much pain as was expected. As the anesthetic wears off after the procedure, cool packs are very soothing to the area.

How long will it take to recover?

You'll look like you've had a good cry for several hours following eyeliner. It is advised to apply ice for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours. Also, it is important to wear sunglasses as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip color often involves temporary swelling. You must let your technician know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.

How long will my permanent makeup last?

Permanent make-up is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup it's not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body. No pigment is FDA approved for tattoos. Both organic and inorganic pigments may be used to achieve the desired color.

Can I remove my permanent makeup if I change my mind?

Because it's easy to add color and difficult to take away, your technician will be conservative in the initial application of your new color. Take advantage of the consultation to discuss your wants and needs. It's also a time where you and your technician choose the right colors and discuss any special requests you may have. Your cooperation will largely determine the end result of your procedures. Remember it is a team effort .

Can I get my permanent makeup cheaper?

atlanta permanent makeupRemember the saying "You get what you pay for". It saves you money and embarrassment to do right the first time! If you already have permanent makeup and wish to have changes in the shape or color, please call for a consult.

What if I have plastic or laser surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is desirable for many reasons as we age. It's best to complete your surgery before having your makeup applied. Laser surgery or resurfacing may result in color loss or darkening of your makeup depending on the laser and the colors in your skin. Advise your laser surgeon that you have permanent cosmetics so that he or she can perform a "spot test" before they proceed. If either cosmetic surgery or laser causes color loss, then it is a simple matter to have the color replaced. Your technician can explain more about complications of cosmetic tattoos.

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