Treatable Conditions

Acne Scar Treatment

Acne scars are a common, but very treatable condition. Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out more about your acne scar treatment options.

Acne Scar Treatment Options

Acne, an incredibly common condition caused by inflammation of the skin’s oil-producing sebaceous glands, can frequently leave behind unflattering marks on one’s face years after it has passed.

Acne often leaves small scars where the skin gets a “volcanic crater” shape. Acne scarring can be very moderate and localized to very significant and widespread. As scars heal naturally, they can take on a brown or red color, making them more noticeable.

Acne scars can make many people feel incredibly self-conscious and anxious to go out in public. NAWI Wellness Center offers comprehensive acne scar treatments to help our clients address their concerns and put their best face forward!

There are many possible treatments for acne scars, including: Dermabrasion, Chemical Peel, Micro needling, Botox, and Laser Resurfacing.

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Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is common and very treatable. Schedule a complimentary consultation with the NAWI Wellness Center to find out more.

Cellulite Treatment Options

Anyone Can Have Cellulite

Having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it. Cellulite is common among women in the form of bumps and puckering. The key cause of cellulite is the tightening of the connective bands woven throughout the thighs and buttocks area. These connective bands act similarly to rubber bands and when they are under a lot of strain and tension, they pull down on the skin, causing the puckering we know as cellulite.

Who does Cellulite affect?

Cellulite affects men and women. However, women get cellulite at a much higher rate than men.

How common is this condition?

Cellulite is very common. Between 80% and 90% of all women who’ve gone through puberty have cellulite. Genetics, sex, age, the amount of fat on your body and your skin’s thickness determine how much cellulite you have and how visible it is. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and can make the appearance of cellulite more evident. Gaining weight can also make the appearance of cellulite more prominent. Although people with obesity have pronounced cellulite, it’s not uncommon for very lean people to notice the appearance of cellulite.

How does Cellulite affect my body?

Cellulite doesn’t affect your overall physical health, and it doesn’t hurt. However, you may not like how it looks and wish to hide it.

What are the symptoms of Cellulite?

Cellulite looks like lumpy or dimpling skin. It may be visible at all times or only when you pinch your skin. Cellulite affects your stomach, thighs and butt.

Cellulite has four grades:

  • Grade 0: There isn’t any cellulite on your body.
  • Grade 1: Your skin is smooth when you stand up, but mild dimpling appears when you sit down.
  • Grade 2: Your skin has moderate dimples when you stand up or when you sit down.
  • Grade 3: Your skin has severe dimples when you stand up or sit down. Your skin also features deep peaks and valleys (raised and depressed areas).

What is the main cause of Cellulite?

It’s not known what exactly causes cellulite. Cellulite forms when fibrous bands connecting your skin to the underlying muscle tighten irregularly. This tightening pulls down on your skin, and the normal layer of fat beneath the skin pushes upward. The result is a puckering appearance to the skin.

It’s also not known why cellulite is more common in women than men. One theory involves the bands connecting your skin, your hypodermis (subcutaneous tissue) and deep muscle layers. In men, the fibers that make up the connective bands crisscross together. In women, the fibers that make up the connective bands run the same direction and are an equal distance apart (parallel). Parallel bands may show puckering better than crisscross bands. Another theory is that higher amounts of the hormone estrogen may cause cellulite. Cellulite often develops when women produce more estrogen, usually during adolescence or pregnancy.

Cellulite Treatment Options:

Urinary Incontinence Treatment

Women of all ages may experience issues with urinary incontinence and vaginal health. Urinary Incontinence Treatment is available at NAWI Naples.

Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options

As women age, especially after childbirth, it is very common to experience some level of urinary incontinence. This can range from very mild to severe.

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can also be a persistent condition caused by underlying physical problems or changes, including:

  • Pregnancy. Hormonal changes and the increased weight of the fetus can lead to stress incontinence.
  • Childbirth. Vaginal delivery can weaken muscles needed for bladder control and damage bladder nerves and supportive tissue, leading to a dropped (prolapsed) pelvic floor. With prolapse, the bladder, uterus, rectum or small intestine can get pushed down from the usual position and protrude into the vagina. Such protrusions may be associated with incontinence.
  • Changes with age. Aging of the bladder muscle can decrease the bladder’s capacity to store urine. Also, involuntary bladder contractions become more frequent as you get older.
  • Menopause. After menopause, women produce less estrogen, a hormone that helps keep the lining of the bladder and urethra healthy. Deterioration of these tissues can aggravate incontinence.

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence and Vaginal Health

This embarrassing and uncomfortable condition can be treated at NAWI Naples .

Stretch Marks Treatment

Stretch Marks are the result of dramatic tension to the skin. If stretch marks are bothering you, they can be successfully treated at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples.

Stretch Marks Treatment Options

Understanding Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are the result of dramatic tension to the skin, which causes a rupturing of skin fibers. The most common causes of stretch marks are pregnancy, puberty, excessive weight and/or muscle gain. These conditions put stress on the skin, which can result in stretch marks.

Stretch marks don’t all look alike. They vary depending on how long you’ve had them, what caused them, where they are on your body and the type of skin you have. Common variations include:

  • Indented streaks or lines on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks or other places on the body
  • Pink, red, black, blue or purple streaks
  • Bright streaks that fade to a lighter color
  • Streaks covering large areas of the body

Treatment Options for Stretch Marks at NAWI:

Weight Loss Treatments

NAWI Naples offers innovative treatments for non-surgical body sculpting and permanent weight loss.

Weight Loss Treatment Options

Are you trying to lose weight but can’t get the desired results? Do you want to get back into your skinny jeans again, but do not know where to start?

Let’s face it: weight loss can be a challenge for many of us. The pressure to not only lose weight, but to also keep it off can make the thought of shedding a few pounds feel completely hopeless.

NAWI Wellness Center will help you achieve your weight loss goals and objectives. You deserve to love your body, and if those extra pounds are weighing you down, our customized treatment plans will help you achieve your goals and keep the weight off.

NAWI offers non-invasive procedures and personalized weight loss therapies to help you regain your self-esteem and confidence without the risks of surgery.

Choose from any of our popular and very effective programs, including:

Roseacea Treatment

Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by redness or flushing of the face. Rosacea can be treated at NAWI.

Rosacea Treatment Options

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.

Rosacea can affect anyone. But it’s most common in middle-aged white women.

Symptoms of Rosecea:

  • Facial blushing or flushing. Rosacea can cause a persistent blushing or flushing in the central part of your face. This sign of the condition may be difficult to see on brown and Black skin.
  • Visible veins. Small blood vessels of your nose and cheeks break and become visible (spider veins).
  • Swollen bumps. Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus.

Rosacea Treatment Options at NAWI Wellness Center

Melasma Treatment

Melasma is a common skin discoloration found on sun-exposed areas of the face. Melasma can be treated at NAWI.

Melasma Treatment Options

Melasma is a very common skin disorder among women. Although it can affect anyone, younger women with darker skin tones are at the greatest risk.

Melasma is often associated with the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women (often called the “Mask of Pregnancy”), women who are taking oral contraceptives, and women using hormone replacement therapy.

What is melasma and what does it look like?

Melasma is a common skin disorder. Loosely translated, the word means “black spot.” If you have melasma you’re probably experiencing light brown, dark brown and/or blue-gray patches on your skin. They can appear as flat patches or freckle-like spots. Commonly affected areas include your face, including the cheeks, upper lip and forehead, as well as the forearms. Melasma is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” because it frequently affects pregnant women. Melasma typically darkens and lightens over time, often getting worse in the summer and better in the winter.

Another, less common name for melasma, is chloasma. Although this disorder is completely harmless, it understandably makes some people feel self-conscious.

Where does melasma most commonly occur?

Melasma appears most commonly on your cheeks, nose, chin, above the upper lip and the forehead. It sometimes affects your arms, neck and back. In fact, melasma can affect any part of your skin that is exposed to sunlight. That’s why most people with melasma notice that their symptoms worsen during the summer months.

How common is melasma?

Melasma is a very common skin disorder, especially among pregnant women. 15% to 50% of pregnant women get it. Between 1.5% and 33% of the population may get melasma and it happens more often during a woman’s reproductive years, and rarely happens during puberty. It usually starts between 20 and 40 years of age.

Who is at risk of melasma?

Fairer-skinned people are less likely to be affected by melasma than those with darker brown skin or those who tan well. Women are more likely to get melasma than men: about 10% of those who get melasma are men, 90% women. Pregnant women get melasma more often than anyone else. You’re also at risk if you take oral contraceptives and hormones.

What happens in the skin?

Your skin is made up of three layers. The outer layer is the epidermis, the middle is the dermis, and the deepest layer is the subcutis. It’s an organ – the largest organ – and it makes up about one-seventh of your body weight. Your skin is your barricade. It protects your bones, muscles, organs and everything else from the cold, from germs, sunshine, moisture, toxic substances, injury and more. It also helps regulate your body temperature, prevent hydration and feel sensations like the warmth of the stove, the fur on your dog’s belly and the pressure of someone else’s hand holding yours.

Your epidermis contains cells called melanocytes that store and produce a dark color (pigment) known as melanin. In response to light, heat, or ultraviolet radiation or by hormonal stimulation, the melanocytes produce more melanin, and that’s why your skin darkens.

Why do women get melasma when they’re pregnant?

Pregnant women have increased levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are thought to contribute to your melasma. The darker color usually fades after pregnancy.

What are the types of melasma?

There are three types of melasma and they have to do with the depth of the pigment. A Wood’s lamp that emits black light may be used to determine the depth of the pigment. The three types are:

  • Epidermal: Epidermal melasma has a dark brown color, a well-defined border, appears obvious under black light and sometimes responds well to treatment.
  • Dermal: Dermal melasma has a light brown or bluish color, a blurry border, appears no differently under black light and doesn’t respond well to treatment.
  • Mixed melasma: Mixed melasma, which is the most common of the three, has both bluish and brown patches, shows a mixed pattern under black light and shows some response to treatment.

Is melasma cancerous?

Melasma is not cancerous, a sign of cancer, or a skin condition that “turns into” cancer. However, there are skin cancers that may mimic melasma, so seeing your dermatologist is often recommended to confirm the correct diagnosis.

Is melasma permanent?

Melasma is a typically chronic disorder. This means that it’s long-lasting (three months or more). Some people have melasma for years or their entire lives. Other people may have melasma for just a short time, such as during pregnancy.

Is melasma painful?

Melasma is harmless. It’s not painful, itchy, or uncomfortable in any way.

Melasma Treatment Options

Hair Removal Treatment for Women and Men

Permanent hair removal for women and men is safe and easy at NAWI Wellness Center in Naples.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment For Women and Men

If you’d like be hair-free in certain parts of your body and you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and/or plucking, you should consider laser hair removal treatment.

Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area.

NAWI’s state-of-the-art XEO laser offers the best, most effective hair removal regardless of your skin type. Effective for both men and women, rid yourself of unwanted hair with treatments you can trust and results you can see anywhere on your body. Plus, it’s completely safe and painless.

Here are some of the many wonderful advantages of laser hair removal treatment:

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Helps You Avoid Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are one of the biggest nightmares that follow shaving, epilating, or waxing. With laser hair removal, you can finally bid those woes goodbye. The laser helps remove hair from the roots, and in the process, also prevents ingrown hair from cropping up. You also don’t have to worry about razor bruises or burns from hot wax. Regular laser treatment can eliminate ingrown hairs entirely, meaning you’ll never have to worry about this again.

Laser Removal Treatment Leaves Your Skin Softer Than Before

Have you ever shaved your hair off and been bothered by prickly stubble in a couple of days? Or felt a similar stubble after you’ve epilated or waxed? With laser hair removal, there’s no stray hair or stubble left behind. This means your skin feels silky smooth after a session of laser treatment. And even when your hair eventually grows back, it’s thinner and softer than before, so you don’t have to feel upset about thick hair that leaves your skin rough.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Leaves No Scars Or Painful Side Effects

Among your hair removal treatment options, Plucking is one of the most painful hair removal methods, Shaving may not be so painful initially, but you’re just one wrong move away from a cut, and Waxing adds the risk of your skin being burned by hot wax not to mention the pain of having the hair ripped from your body. Laser hair removal leaves no room for such painful side effects. It’s a no-mess process that can be carried out on almost any part of the body with no worry.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Gives You Lasting Results

The effects of hair removal using laser are long-lasting. Hair can take weeks or months to grow back, and with every subsequent session, the hair takes much longer to reappear. And even when it does grow back, the hair is so much thinner and sparser than before. Eventually, you’ll find that you’re practically hairless. That’s one of the most beneficial parts of using laser technology to get rid of the hair on your body.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Allows You To Shave Between Sessions

A common annoyance with solutions like waxing is that you are advised to let your hair grow to a certain extent before you schedule another appointment. This means you cannot shave off your hair between two sessions. With laser hair removal, you are encouraged to shave before your session, because it prevents scorching of hair on the surface of your skin. This is good news for folks who like to remain fuzz-free all through the year.

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Enlarged Pores Treatment

Enlarged pores can be addressed at the NAWI Wellness Center.

Enlarged Pores Treatment Options

There are 3 major clinical causes of enlarged facial pores, namely high sebum excretion, decreased elasticity around pores, and increased hair follicle volume. In addition, chronic recurrent acne, sex hormones, and skin care regimen can affect pore size.

If you suffer from enlarged pores, you know how difficult it can be to find over-the-counter solutions that really work.

At NAWI Wellness Center, our highly trained and skilled staff will help you address your unique skin concerns and needs with a completely customized approach.

Enlarged Pores Treatment Options:

Sagging Skin Treatment

As we age, the skin’s collagen production breaks down, creating sagging skin. NAWI can treat sagging skin.

Sagging Skin Treatment Options

The decrease in collagen production, sun exposure, smoking etc. all contribute to the loss of elasticity in the skin, or sagging skin.

What Causes Sagging Skin

Aging has become synonymous with sagging primarily due to the loss of collagen.

Loss of Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is found in the bones, joints, and tendons. It’s also what keeps the skin youthful by providing structure to the dermis, the thickest layer of the skin. As you get older, the body loses collagen naturally. By extension, this includes elastin, another protein responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight.

Loose Skin From Weight Loss

If you’ve lost weight, you may be left with loose skin. This is because skin expands as the body gains weight. One study from Trusted Source, found that when a person has carried around more weight for some time, it can damage the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers. This affects the skin’s ability to snap back into place after weight loss. The same thing happens during pregnancy, when the skin expands over the abdomen. Since loose skin can dramatically affect a person’s self-esteem, many people choose to undergo treatment.

Impact of Sun Damage

The sun plays a huge role in premature signs of aging.

A study from Trusted Source including 298 Caucasian women from the ages 30 to 78 found that ultraviolet exposure is responsible for 80 percent of visible facial aging signs. This includes wrinkles, vascular disorders, and sagging skin. These rays both damage and break down the skin’s elastin over time, leading to premature sagging. Years of sun exposure can even cause thinning of the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.

Other Impacts to the Skin

Besides the sun, the skin is exposed to other free radicals outside that can deteriorate the collagen and elastin fibers. This includes toxins, pollutants, and even the food you’re consuming.

Treatment Options for Sagging Skin

Wrinkles Treatment

Wrinkles can cause you to look and feel older than your are. Whatever the cause, wrinkles can be treated at NAWI.

Wrinkles Treatment Options

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge, or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes, but can come prematurely for those who smoke or spend too much time in the sun. Most people see their first wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Why do I have Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can’t:

  • Age. As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled.
  • Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Without the supportive connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
  • Smoking. Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. This may be due to smoking’s effect on collagen.
  • Repeated facial expressions. Facial movements and expressions, such as squinting or smiling, lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. And as skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back in place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.

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Sun Damaged Skin Treatment

Excessive sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of damaged and aging skin. Sun damaged skin can be treated at NAWI.

Sun Damaged Skin Treatment Options

The sun’s rays can take a toll on your skin. In the short-term, that can mean contending with a scorching sunburn. But, there can also be long-term consequences lurking within the skin, even if you don’t experience a burn. The sun prematurely ages the skin. Called photoaging, this can lead to skin cancer.

Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays break down the healthy structure of the skin, causing wrinkles, brown spots and poor skin tone. When skin fibers break down, the skin loses its elasticity and tension, resulting in wrinkles. The flat brown and black spots that occur because of exposure to the sun are called age spots or sun spots. Freckles are a sign of sun damage, too!

Sun damage may also present in the way of increased visible vascularity in the skin, including general redness or visible small vessels, in addition to a rough skin texture or dull-looking skin.

Doctors refer to the damage the sun does to skin by several names, including photoaging, photodamage, solar damage, or sun damage. It happens when ultraviolet (UV) light hits skin unprotected by sunscreen, causing DNA changes at a cellular level. Because photodamage happens in the deepest layers of the skin—the dermis—it can take years before the damage surfaces and becomes visible.

What are the signs of photoaging?

Unlike normal, chronological aging, which is dictated by age and genetics, photoaging happens when ultraviolet light from the sun and/or tanning beds permanently damages the skin’s structure. To see the difference between chronological aging and photoaging, compare skin on an area of your body that is not exposed to the sun with the skin on your face.

Signs of photodamage begin in the teens to early twenties. Symptoms include the following:

  • Wrinkling
  • Pigmentation changes such as age spots, liver spots (solar lentigines) and freckles
  • Loss of skin tone (decreased elasticity)
  • Rough, uneven skin texture
  • Broken capillaries (spider veins), usually around the nose and chest
  • Redness and blotchiness

What are the specific causes of photoaging?

Ultraviolet radiation causes DNA changes in the skin that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. There are three kinds of UV light:

  • UVA light. This form of solar radiation damages skin at all levels—from the surface layer (epidermis) down deep into the dermis. Within those layers, several parts of the skin are affected, including collagen and elastin fibers, which give the skin its youthful tautness and elasticity, as well as epidermal cells and tiny blood vessels called capillaries.
  • UVB light. This type of solar radiation irradiates the outer layer of the skin. UVB damages DNA (more potently than UVA) in the epidermis and can cause photoaging, as well as precancerous cells (actinic keratoses) to form.
  • UVC light. This type of solar radiation is absorbed by the ozone layer and atmosphere. As a result, it is not much of a health risk.

Sun Damaged Skin Treatment Options

Droopy Eyelids

Droopy eyelids can be treated at NAWI Wellness Center. Click to find out more .

Droopy Eyelid Treatment Options

Eyelid drooping is excess sagging of the upper eyelid. The edge of the upper eyelid may be lower than it should be (ptosis) or there may be excess baggy skin in the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis). Eyelid drooping is often a combination of both conditions.

How to fix droopy eyelids

If you’re bothered by drooping eyelids and sagging skin, you’re not alone. More and more people are investigating cosmetic fixes to smooth out the wrinkled skin around your eyes. The best non-surgical option is a new treatment, called Upneeq.

Droopy Eyelid Treatment Options – Click the link to find out more