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Skin Laser treatments will reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes, acne scars, pore size, discolorations, sun damage and textural irregularities.

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Sciton® JOULE ™ | West Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Sciton® JOULE™

The Sciton® JOULE™ laser is one of the most advanced lasers in the skincare industry. While the Sciton® JOULE™ is a self-contained system, it has the capabilities of many cosmetic lasers rolled into one. This advanced system saves us money on equipment—savings that we also pass along to our clients—while allowing us to continue offering a wide range of laser therapies.

Cosmetic lasers are some of the most advanced tools available to our plastic surgeons in West Palm Beach, allowing us to perform services like hair removal, blemish removal, scar reduction, acne control, and much more.

To learn more about the procedures we offer with the help of the Sciton® JOULE™ system, contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Barr. With his expertise and the professionalism of the other staff at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll help you figure out what you need to make your beauty dreams come true.

Sciton® JOULE™ Laser Treatments from Plastic Surgeons in West Palm Beach

As an advanced, multi-purpose skincare tool, there are many things to know about the Sciton® JOULE™ system. Its three distinct delivery modes, arm, fiber, and broadband light (BBL), work together to target four different aspects of women’s beauty: skin, health, body, and hair.

Within those categories, the single-platform lasers contained in the Sciton® JOULE™ can tackle all of the following and more:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation
  • Vascular lesions
  • Spider veins
  • Lipolysis and liposculpture
  • Lumps and dimples

The JOULE™’s versatility lies in its three types of lasers. One of these lasers is the world’s first fractional resurfacing laser, which can be recalibrated based on different skin types and the type of work required.

The combination of lasers and lights in the Sciton® system is modular, allowing us to purchase and install modules as new technologies and treatments become available. This feature makes it one of the most useful tools in our arsenal among all other aesthetic and surgical treatments.

Why Laser Treatments?

Why should you choose the Sciton® JOULE™ in West Palm Beach as your cosmetic method of choice? When combined with the expertise and artistry of Dr. Barr, the JOULE™ can create genuinely compelling results. Not only is the laser system effective, but it’s also proven to be safe to use on skin, regardless of sensitivity, skin type, and area of the body.

Additionally, laser treatments are some of the fastest procedures on the market today. Procedure times are brief and comfortable (though they do range in time and number of appointments required based on treatment type), and any discomfort felt by the patient is kept to a minimum. Compared to invasive treatments, laser therapy has almost no downtime or recovery time.

The Sciton® laser is incredibly variable in scope, as well. For overall youthfulness and skin renewal, we offer full or partial skin resurfacing at multiple depth levels. Alternatively, if you just need specific blemishes, scars, or spots treated, the laser can handle those as well.

Our BBL treatments, which we mentioned briefly above, are used for treating and preventing sun damage in patients, as well as acne, unwanted hair, and more. The BBL system is extremely gentle because it evenly targets large areas. In contrast, many traditional lasers target one small area at a time, causing more significant discomfort.

Sciton® JOULE™ Laser Ablation and Coagulation

Laser skin and hair treatments are so effective because, throughout the procedure, the laser is used to create micro-abrasions in the skin. If necessary, it can even strip away one or more outer layers of skin to reveal the more youthful layers beneath. This process stimulates your skin and begins the healing process, replacing old, aging cells with new young ones.

However, the same process can also be used for skin tightening instead. This process is called “coagulation,” where the above method is called “ablation.” Coagulation stimulates collagen production in deeper layers of the skin, firming them and restoring a more youthful shape.

For the most noticeable effect, we can also use both coagulation and ablation to stimulate new cell growth and collagen production at the same time.

Your Destination for Sciton® JOULE™ in West Palm Beach

If Sciton® JOULE™ laser treatments sound like something that could benefit you, make sure to contact Dr. Barr and the medical professionals at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about the many benefits of laser treatments.

Call the experts at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic surgery today to set up a consultation. You can reach the office at (561) 833-4122 from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Chemical/VI Peels

What are Chemical/VI Peels?

Are you concerned about your skin imperfections and signs of aging? At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, you can find the right solution to achieve the radiant, revitalized look you've always wanted. Our highly trained medical estheticians have helped many patients like you with chemical/VI peels in West Palm Beach, FL, and the surrounding area.

A chemical peel (sometimes called chemexfoliation) is a cosmetic procedure using chemical agents. Vitality Institute (VI) peels are specific types of chemical peels containing trichloroacetic acid, phenol, and salicylic acid to help treat unwanted skin conditions resulting from sun damage, age, and other factors.

Reasons To Get Chemical Peel Treatment

VI peels are a popular treatment option for many Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery patients. However, every patient (and consequently, every procedure) differs from the next. Here are some reasons you may choose to get a chemical peel:

  • Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Clearing up acne scars
  • Shrinking enlarged pores
  • Treating mild acne symptoms
  • Managing hyperpigmentation

Our medical estheticians understand what it takes to maintain happy, healthy skin. Contact us to discover your options and see if a chemexfoliation treatment suits you!

What Are the Benefits of Chemical/VI Peels?

Chemical peels/ VI peels can help manage various skin conditions and produce results you might not see with other treatment methods. Other procedures may require extensive pre-treatment skin care and lengthy recovery times. Our VI peels only take about 30 minutes and give you healthy, glowing skin in seven to 10 days.

Getting older has a lot of perks, but some adults feel self-conscious about their fine lines and wrinkles. With chemexfoliation, you can turn back the hands of time. VI peels can restore your skin's natural beauty and give you a more youthful appearance.

Chemexfoliation is also safe for almost all skin types and tones. Our staff will inform you about possible side effects and ensure the procedure goes as smoothly as possible. VI peels are painless and work well on all areas of the body.

What Should You Do After a Chemical/VI Peel Procedure?

During a chemical peel, our clinicians will apply the chemical compounds to your skin to strip away the outermost layer. This process removes skin cells and encourages your body to produce healthier new ones. You'll want to care for your skin properly after the procedure to achieve the best results.

We recommend applying a cool compress immediately following chemexfoliation. After the procedure, your skin will feel sensitive, so a cool compress can help soothe it. You should also avoid skincare and beauty products for a little while to minimize irritation.

Aftercare may vary from patient to patient. Our dermatologists will let you know what to do following chemical/VI peels to care for your skin and prevent adverse effects. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Types of VI Peels

Some chemical peels work better than others for certain skin conditions and concerns. At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a broad selection of VI peels to meet each patient's preferences and needs. These include:

  • VI Peel Precision Plus for hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • VI Peel Purify (with Precision Plus) for acne and oily skin
  • VI Peel Purify for enlarged pores and textural problems
  • VI Peel Advanced for signs of aging
  • VI Peel Original for skin rejuvenation
  • VI Peel Body for stretch marks, scars, and sagginess

Get Chemical/VI Peel Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL

Wrinkles, acne, discoloration, clogged pores, and other skin conditions can make your life more challenging. However, there is an effective, noninvasive solution. Chemical/VI peels can help you look your best and feel confident when the camera flashes.

Do you want to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more vibrant, youthful appearance? Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is here to help with five-star-rated chemical/VI peels in West Palm Beach, FL, and the surrounding area. Contact us online or call us today at (561) 833-4122 for a free consultation!

Fraxel Laser Treatment | Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Fraxel® Laser Treatment

What is Fraxel® Laser Treatment?

Fraxel® Laser Treatment (FLT) is a “fractional” treatment that produces thousands of deep, tiny columns in your skin, called microthermal treatment zones. FLT is “fractional” in that it intensively treats old epidermal pigment cells without affecting any of the surrounding tissue. This reduces healing time and promotes the skin’s natural healing process for creating new, heal thier tissue to replace the damaged cells.

How is Fraxel® different from other laser treatments?

Before Fraxel®, there were two types of laser treatments available. Ablative laser treatments (Erbium/CO2), which literally means to vaporize at very high temperatures, are very effective yet have significant side effects and can require a lengthy healing period. The newer available laser treatment (Fraxel®), being non-ablative, has little or no side effects and almost no healing time, but requires numerous treatments over many months and has limited results at best. Fraxel® treatments offer the effectiveness of ablative treatments with the benefits of the gentler, non-ablative lasers.

How Does Fraxel® Work?

FLT is designed to target aging and sun damaged skin by targeting portions of specific damaged tissue. By creating microscopic “wounds” within the targeted areas well beneath the outer most epidermal layer of skin, Fraxel® Laser treatments trigger the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.

What are the benefits of Fraxel® Laser Treatments?

Fine lines and wrinkles will fade, and pores will reduce in size. Since FLT has the impact of ablative lasers but the gentler benefits of the non-ablative treatments, healing time is significantly accelerated so there is minimal downtime. Because the Fraxel® Laser penetrates the non-living outer layer of skin leaving it completely untreated, make-up can be worn immediately following the procedure. Some patients are able to return to routine activities, including work and social obligations, the same day of treatment. Others require a little more time, depending upon their skin condition and treatment. Please consult your physician to understand how Fraxel® Laser Treatment will fit into your schedule.

Swelling and redness are the most common side effects from treatment. If swelling does occur, it is minimal and will subside within a day or two. Redness may occur and will fade within a few days. There is a very limited risk of infection or scarring.

How many treatments will I need?

Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions, spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending upon your condition and schedule, you and your physician may choose to space treatment sessions even further apart. Results are immediate and progressive. Optimal improvement is usually visible in about 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allows for complete healing and replacement of damaged tissue with new collagen and elastin, and viable healthy skin cell growth.

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Laser Photo Rejuvenation (IPL/BBL) | Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon

Laser Photo Rejuvenation (IPL/BBL)

Patients with rosacea or “red cheeks” should start to see results after the first treatment. The skin will start to regain its normal color, however, you must complete your series of treatments, or it will return.

IPL will help:

  • Remove sunspots (face, chest, neck, hands, etc…)
  • Reduce spider veins (Legs etc…)
  • Reduce skin redness/rose colored cheeks (rosacea)
  • Reduce facial veins (Telangiectasia)
  • Reduce active acne breakouts

Does it hurt?

Most patients describe the treatment as the “snap” of a rubber band against the skin. Numbing agents are available upon request. Please contact us at least 24 hours before your treatment time if you would like to use a numbing agent. Most patients are able to complete their procedure without any topical or oral pain medication.

What is the recovery time?

Since this is a non-ablative procedure, there is almost no recovery time. This procedure can be done over a lunch hour and the patient can go back to work. Patients should understand that there is the possibility of redness and swelling for up to 48 hours post treatment. When treating brown areas or sunspots patients need to be aware that the spots will get up to three shades darker and may take up to three weeks to fully disappear.

How many treatments do I need?

Yes. Although IPL results improve over time, patients experience a tightening of the skin immediately and will see sun damage, veins, and rosacea subsiding immediately.

Are there any side effects?

Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, some patients may experience light swelling, light scabbing (flaking of damaged cells), blistering, and mild discomfort. All of these side effects will fade over time.

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If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?


The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


Will it be obvious that I “got work done” after my procedure?


While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


What does Breast Explant Surgery entail, and will my breasts be “back to normal” after the surgery?


For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.

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