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:
Women who are uncomfortable about the appearance, feel, or function of their vagina should seek vaginal revitalization treatments. Vaginal revitalization treatments may be for you if you experience:
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during sex
- Urinary incontinence
- Endure excess labial tissue that may interfere with the fit of clothing, sexual sensation, or physical activity
Labiaplasty can be a great option if you have excess labial tissue that may make you feel self-conscious about your body.
There are several techniques that your doctor may use during this procedure to alter the size and shape of your labia. The trim technique involves trimming away the excess tissue and then stitching up the area. The wedge technique means a piece of the labia in the shape of a pie piece or wedge will be removed before the area is stitched together.
Following the procedure, you will need a week of downtime and rest. We recommend elevating your hips and using ice to help keep swelling to a minimum. Minor swelling may linger for up to six months as the body fully heals. Sexual intercourse and the use of tampons should be avoided for six weeks following the procedure.
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.
- 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.
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 (808) 532-2020.
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.
A staggering 85% of adult women between the ages of 24 and 54 experience cellulite. Simply put, cellulite is caused by the herniation of fat within the network of fibrous connective tissues beneath the skin’s surface. This creates an uneven texture of the skin, usually leaving it with a dimpled or lumpy look. The appearance of cellulite is also more prevalent in those with naturally thinner skin.
Cellulite is most common in women, although men can experience it as well. Cellulite is usually seen in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. This can affect people of all ages, regardless of body-type or fitness level, as it is a structural problem beneath the skin’s surface.
Cellulite has always been a very difficult problem to deal with, and can leave you feeling less confident and discouraged. With the help of cellulite laser treatment, you can regain your self esteem and take your body back!
The laser is a minimally invasive medical device used to treat cellulite. Unlike standard liposuction and fat grafting, cellulite lasers take a multi-dimensional approach, targeting the causes of cellulite beneath the skin.
First, the laser heats and disrupts the pockets of uneven fat under the skin. Next, the laser releases the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and cause dimpling and unevenness. The laser fully releases these tethered bands (similar to a rubber band under tension), allowing the skin to bounce back and become smoother. Finally, the laser energy stimulates collagen production, which increases skin thickness and elasticity in the months following treatment.
By addressing all causes of cellulite, a laser treatment approach reduces the appearance of skin dimpling while creating healthier looking, thicker skin with long-lasting results.
What should I expect during treatment?
Laser cellulite treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our office. A local anesthetic is used to ensure patient comfort. During the procedure, the laser will be introduced by a few tiny incisions.
Most patients are back to work and normal activities in a day or two.
You may have mild bruising and swelling for a week after your procedure, and a compression garment may be recommended during the healing process.
What kind of results should I expect?
You will be able to see results immediately after just one treatment, along with continual improvements for up to a year. Patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to maximize results.
Need more information?
We remain at the forefront of cellulite technology. We will be happy to speak with you and request a consultation for cellulite treatment. Don’t hesitate to call us today!
Though we cannot prevent aging, we can help you to achieve smoother skin, at Oahu OB/GYN, we can help dramatically reduce signs of aging and help you to achieve younger-looking skin with TempSure™ Envi by Cynosure®.
TempSure™ Envi System by Cynosure is a skin tightening system that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The device uses RF to heat deep tissue, which stimulates your body’s natural healing processes to produce tighter skin with increased collagen production. This effect causes your skin to become smooth with lines, wrinkles, and folds significantly reduced and in some cases eliminated.
You may notice results almost immediately, and improvements will continue to become visible in the 8-12 weeks following treatment. Several sessions may be required to achieve your desired results. We will work with you to find the right treatment course for your desires and needs.
For more information on our wrinkle reduction services, contact our office for more information at (808) 532-2020.
Skin Renewal Picosure Treatment
PicoSure® by Cynosure is an FDA approved laser treatment that is quick, non-surgical, and non-invasive and allows doctors to treat even the most stubborn of skin conditions including brown spots, sun damage, freckles, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It is effective at treating all skin types, conditions, and color on the face, chest, feet, hands, legs, and more.
PicoSure® works by delivering bursts of photomechanical light laser energy to target your problem areas without causing harm to the surrounding skin. The laser penetrates the sub-layers of your skin breaking apart the aging support structure. As the damaged tissue is broken up and reabsorbed into the body, it stimulates the production of collagen and new cell growth. Allowing patients to achieve smooth, youthful, and supple clear skin without the hassle and stress of surgery.
PicoSure® is an excellent way to revitalize skin, clear acne scars, eliminate signs of aging, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin texture and tone. It also can be used as a form of tattoo removal. Removing most tattoos of any size and color using heat to break down ink particles and removes the image
Patients sometimes report a slight sunburn sensation after treatment. It is generally recommended that patients limit sun exposure and avoid using heavy creams, makeup, or irrigation to the treated area. Generally 4-6 treatments are needed to reach the patient's desired results, but this is dependent on the patient’s individual goal.
For more information on PicoSure® or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today at (808) 532-2020.