Prevention, Maintenance, and Restoration

Dr. Christine Stanko and the Bryn Mawr Dermatology team want you to look and feel your best! Don't let the overwhelming options for non-invasive cosmetic procedures confuse you. Allow the experts to educate and guide you to the results you want.

Problems We Solve

The following issues are common reasons why someone would schedule an explorative, no-pressure cosmetic consultation with our office: fine lines and wrinkles, facial volume loss, dark circles or depressions under the eyes, stubborn fat, double chin, pigmentation issues like age spots, depleted tone and texture, unwanted veins, scarring, and thinning eyelashes.

Cosmetic Offerings

Please read below to see the variety of cosmetic modalities we offer here at Bryn Mawr Dermatology. Equally important to the “tools” we offer, is the experienced and artistic eye of our medical staff. We will listen specifically to the issues you want to correct and can suggest which modality or combination of modalities will achieve your best results.

Contact us to schedule an educational consultation.

Belotero Balance®

Belotero Balance® is a natural, gel-based filler that is best used to smooth over superficial fine lines located just beneath the skin. Areas like vertical lip lines, smoker’s lines, frown lines, and acne scarring can benefit instantly from Belotero Balance® dermal filler. As we age, the skin loses its youthful appearance because the production of natural support structures diminishes. Over time, those structures such as hyaluronic acid, commonly called HA, begin to disappear, resulting in lines and wrinkles. With Belotero Balance® you can replace lost HA caused by the natural aging process because it instantly plumps the skin, and smooth the lines and wrinkles on your face.


BLU-U® - Acne Treatments

BLU-U® blue light is a treatment, which uses blue light to kill the P. acnes bacteria (Propionibacterium) responsible for acne. The narrow blue light heats up the affected oil glands, killing the bacteria and causing the acne to be reduced. The BLU-U treatment is painless, effective and requires no downtime. During a BLU-U treatment, the patient will simply sit with the blue light aimed at their affected areas on the face for approximately 17 minutes. The treatment is repeated two to three times a week for about 6 weeks. BLU-U can be used as an alternative to topical or oral medications, or can be used as an adjunct to an existing skin care regimen.

Botox®, Dysport® & Xeomin®

Decades before we started using Botulinum Toxin Type A (brand names Botox®, Dysport® & Xeomin) to diminish fine lines and wrinkles it served as therapeutic treatment for a variety of medical concerns. It has alleviated symptoms for children with cerebral palsy, those who suffer from migraines, and individuals with vocal cord issues. Botulinum Toxin Type A helps with these issues because it helps muscles relax. When used cosmetically, it helps muscles in the face relax. This results in younger looking skin with fewer definable wrinkles. Learn about our Brilliant Distinctions Program.



FEAR NO MIRROR WITH COOLSCULPTING! The CoolSculpting procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you'll look great from every angle. Whether it a bra bulge, saddle bags, muffin top or baby belly that makes getting into a swimsuit barely bearable, there is a personalized CoolSculpting treatment for you.


Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Intense Pulse Light is a non-ablative, light therapy used to reduce facial redness, improve rosacea, treat irregular pigmentation and dark sunspots, and reduce fine facial lines. IPL also improves overall skin texture, and it stimulates collagen regrowth.


Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is used for its versatility in filling moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as lines drawing down the mouth, parentheses lines, puppet lines or lines that appear around the nose or mouth. It is made from a substance normally found in the human body’s joint fluid. It is naturally absorbed over a period of time and its lingering effects help increase collagen growth.


Juvéderm® Ultra XC

Juvéderm® Ultra XC is used for volumizing and defining lips & filling in depressions under the eyes. It is made from a substance normally found in the human body’s joint fluid and  is naturally absorbed over a period of time. Its lingering effects help increase collagen growth thereby improving the texture of the skin.



If you are bothered by moderate to severe submental fullness, commonly referred to as "double chin," we've got something just for you! Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. Each treatment session is typically 15 to 20 minutes, given right here in our office.


Laser Hair Reduction

Laser energy produces heat that targets the dark pigment in a hair follicle. This energy damages the hair follicle encouraging it to go dormant or inactive. When repetitive energy is applied to the follicle, it results in thinner, lighter and slower-growing hair.

All laser procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional or a certified laser technician.


Laser Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 Resurfacing can erase years from your face and dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles, skin texture and tone. It can also improve acne, C-section, and surgical scars as well as improve the appearance of stretch marks. By targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, fractional CO2 resurfacing allows for less downtime. It offers improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and scarring by stimulating collagen production.

All laser procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional or a certified laser technician.


Latisse® Solution

Who doesn’t want longer, fuller, darker lashes? Latisse® Solution is an FDA approved prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, fuller, thicker, and darker. Latisse® is believed to prolonged the antigen phase (active growth phase). The onset of Latisse® solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse® users saw significant improvement in 2 months. Individual results may vary. Patients can continue to use mascara in addition to Latisse® solution.


PRP + Facial Injection

PRP is best known for its magnificent act of skin rejuvenation. The high platelet concentration stimulates the growth of new collagen leading to the skin tissue to naturally become smooth, and skin to feel more tone and firm. The PRP serum can be injected just under the skins surface to make a small amount of its own ‘filler’. The full results will be visible within 4 to 6 weeks because the collagen is built from your own tissue.

PRP + Hair Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration is a fitting procedure for both men and women. The growth factors that are produced by the PRP, are injected into the scalp. The injections stimulate new blood vessel growth which promotes hair growth as well as increases follicle and hair size. After two to three treatments, patients report a thicker, fuller head of hair.

PRP + Microneedling

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy uses plasma taken from the patient’s own blood and in this treatment penetrates your skin through the punctures the microneedles create. The Plasma contains high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors that help your tissue heal and grow new cells. This is an ideal cosmetic treatment for acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, and uneven skin texture. This treatment is also known as the “Vampire Facelift” which is trademarked by Alabama cosmetic surgeon Charles Runels.


Radiesse® is best used to volumize and add structure to cheeks, jawlines and temples. It is a unique, calcium-based product that over a period of months gets re-absorbed into your body leaving behind a natural scaffold for new collagen growth. Natural collagen is what gives skin a smooth, supple, youthful appearance. As you age, natural collagen breaks down resulting in formation of facial lines and wrinkles and loss of facial volume.



Restylane® is a filler used to reduce under eye circles, and to smooth the appearance of acne scarring. Restylane® also adds volume and fullness to the skin by correcting moderate facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Restylane® can also improve the shape and proportion of your lips with aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results. Restylane® can improve lips that appear disproportionate, or lips that require greater definition, increased fullness, or balance.


Restylane Silk®

Restylane Silk® addresses wrinkles in the cheeks, nasal area as well as marionette lines. Restylane Silk® adds natural volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Restylane Silk® is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in your skin but diminishes as you get older. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Silk® is specifically formulated to act like your own natural hyaluronic acid and replaces lost volume for a more youthful appearance. There are subtle differences between Restylane Silk® and Restylane®. Speak to our cosmetic coordinator to learn more about these differences and the other products we make available to our patients.



Sclerotherapy with Asclera® is a safe way to diminish the appearance of telangiectasias (a.k.a. spider veins). With a series of in office treatments you can see dramatic improvement in unwanted visible vessels on your legs, arms and torso. If you dread sandal & shorts weather then this simple procedure may be for you.



The Ultherapy non-surgical face lift procedure is a safe treatment that allows providers to use ultrasound technology to see the layers of the tissue best targeted to give a lift to sagging skin. The results occur by using the body’s own regenerative response of collagen to gently and gradually tighten skin. The therapy is commonly used on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. On top of that, Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Juvéderm® Volbella

Volbella is the newest addition to the Juvéderm® family. It is used to safely diminish superficial lines around the mouth and eyes.  It is made from a substance normally found in the human body’s joint fluid. It is naturally absorbed over a period of time and its lingering effects help increase collagen growth.

Voluma XC®

Voluma XC® is a filler used to combat facial volume loss in adults. A more youthful profile starts with the apples of your cheeks. Voluma XC® instantly compensates aging in the cheek area by adding volume. A non-surgical treatment, Voluma XC® creates contour and adds a subtle, natural lift. Helps restore a more youthful profile for up to 2 years with optimal treatment. Voluma XC® contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) and is made from a naturally occurring complex sugar.


VBeam® Laser

The VBeam® Laser is a laser treatment used to treat Rosacea or redness on the central face, cheeks, nose and forehead. The VBeam® Laser also treats small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin and angiomas, red birthmarks and scars.

All laser procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional or a certified laser technician.


Nd: YAG laser

The YAG Laser is the same laser used in tattoo removal. This laser targets dark pigment as in tattoo ink or dark spots on the skin. This is safe to use on any part of the body including the face and hands, where many unwanted age spots or sunspots appear.

All laser procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional or a certified laser technician.