Cosmetic Dermatology Services provided by Island Dermatology of Charleston

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Laser Procedures by Island Dermatology

LightSheer Laser – Laser Hair Reduction

What is laser hair reduction? Laser hair removal is a misnomer.  It is more appropriately named laser hair reduction.  The LightSheer Laser is a safe and effective device used to help you reduce the number [...]

Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® & Dysport®

BOTOX® and Dysport® are derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. They act to temporarily paralyze the muscles of facial expression, thereby softening facial wrinkles by inhibiting these muscles from contracting. Most people will see its effects starting to take place in 4-7 days.


Radiesse™ is a dermal filler that is made of smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres (diameter of 25µm to 45µm) suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier. How does Radiesse work? Radiesse works by stimulating the [...]


Restylane® is a gel made from hyaluronic acid, a chemical that is found naturally in the skin.  It is used as a volumizer to help soften lines in the face.  It can be used in [...]


Perlane® is a popular and very effective filler from the same comany that produces Restylane®. What is Perlane® made of? Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the skin. When compared to Restylane®, Perlane® is [...]


Juvederm is an injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body. This means Juvederm integrates into the tissues nicely. Where can Juvederm be used? It is designed to help [...]

Prevelle™ Silk

Prevelle™ Silk is an injectable dermal filler designed to help soften lines and wrinkles on the skin of the face. Most commonly used for the nasolabial fold (parentheses) and the vermillion border (border along the [...]

Cosmetic Skin Enhancement


Dermabrasion is an effective treatment for facial scarring and other imperfections of the skin. Trauma from an accident or scars left behind from acne respond very well to dermabrasion. Dermabrasion acts to smooth the transition from the healthy skin to the previous scar. This can be on the entire face, or focused on precise areas.

Thermage – Skin Tightening

What does Thermage do? Thermage helps tighten and shape the skin, giving you a younger and healthy appearance. How does Thermage work? Thermage is a cutting edge procedure that uses radio-frequency technology to heat the deeper layer of skin, while protecting the surface to prevent damage.

Sclerotherapy – Treatment for Unwanted Veins

What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat unwanted blood vessels close to the skin.  Sclerotherapy has been used for generations by dermatologists to help patients get rid of unsightly spider and [...]


What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective way to start your skin care regimen. This procedure uses small crystal particles to remove dirt, oil, and dead or damaged skin. Whether used alone [...]

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are an excellent way for patients with a variety of skin conditions to start with a skin care regimen. Chemical Peels are used to help remove the outer damaged layers of skin, and [...]

Skin Care Products

Latisse solution is a prescription treatment that is used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Now you can grow longer, thicker, and darker lashes by applying Latisse once a day. Latisse (bimatoprost [...]