K-MD Aesthetic Medicine Telluride is a medical practice focused on the use of lasers, neuromodulators and fillers to treat the effects of aging and diseases of the skin.
Serving Telluride and the surrounding area since August 2014, the practice focuses on using minimally invasive surgical techniques to create optimal results. K-MD Aesthetic Medicine is home to the latest and most innovative equipment and techniques, always looking to bring the most current and effective products and procedures to its wide breadth of clients.
As with all medical offices and facilities, K-MD Aesthetic Medicine operates under complete confidentiality and vows to protect the privacy of its clients.
K-MD proudly offers the Sciton Laser, a hand-made, state-of-the-art light and laser system from Palo Alto, California. We feel that maintenance and following specific protocols leads to successful results.
Broad Band Light (BBL) is a must for correction of sun damage especially at high altitudes. There is scientific evidence that treatments turn “youthful” genes back on and turn off those associated with aging. In addition, troublesome lesions may be better identified once sun spots and sun damage is removed. There is almost zero down-time and this is a relatively painless procedure. Numbing creams are prescribed prior to the procedure to reduce the mild pain associated with the procedure. Make-up may be worn the following day. There may be transient redness but this dissipates quickly.
Laser is ablative, meaning that the energy is strong enough to “evaporate” tissue into a plume of smoke which is removed from the atmosphere via a surgical vacuum. Coverage may be 100%, non-fractionated (Contour TRL), or fractionated, (ProFractional). The available downtime of the patient is taken into consideration when planning procedures.
We also offer HALO which is also known as the “Hollywood” laser. This is a fractionated laser that is ablative and non-ablative. The attractiveness of this procedure includes dramatic results that become apparent immediately and evolve over a year following the procedure. The down-time is minimal considering the results achieved.
These are used to stop movements that cause static lines or wrinkles. By restricting movement in a temporary fashion, the lines relax. Neuromodulators may be used to “unlearn” certain repetitive behaviors that lead to chronic wrinkle formation. There are 3 commercially available products all based on the botulinum toxin.
We offer Botox, and Xeomin. Both have similar onset of actions, durations, and complication rates.
Over the course of time the normal fat pads are lost in the face. Additionally, there is muscle and bone loss. Fillers are a method to replace volume loss leading to a more youthful appearance and restoring the “triangle of beauty.” Our philosophy regarding fillers is that returning the face to a “familiar aesthetic” is pleasing. It’s like “photo-shopping.” There are a wide variety of fillers used depending on the area treated. Currently K-MD offers Voluma, Vollure, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, and Radiesse Plus. As need fillers are released by the industry, they’re added to the line-up if they are an additive to the current equation.
Kybella is an FDA approved drug that dissolves fat cells. There is temporary inflammation following the dissolution of these cells with resultant tightening of the skin. Three treatments are recommended. Current approval is for the sub mental, pre-platysmal fat. There are numerous pre and post photos on the product website.
K-MD offers medical grade products focused on prevention, as well as augmentation for the other procedures preformed in the office. Dr. Hamrick carefully chooses each product based on the patient population, altitude and dryness of our climate. There is an effort to be complimentary, rather than redundant. We offer such products as Neocutis, Elta MD, Oxygenetix and Skin Medica.
Kay Hamrick, MD was recently awarded Top Aesthetic Medicine Doctor for 2019 by Top Doctors 2019. Top Doctor Awards specialize in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine.
Allergan, the pharmaceutical company behind Juvéderm, just announced some pretty exciting news: One of its new fillers has been granted FDA-approval. The filler, called Juvéderm Vollure XC, is now the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
The Food and Drug Administration has named Radiesse, a wrinkle filler for the face, the first injectible for hand augmentation. Women want mitt makeovers because after the face and neck, the hands are quick to give away age. They can appear red and splotchy and show bones and tendons — not a pretty look.
A single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression. Investigators at the Hannover Medical School in Germany found that treating the facial muscles involved in emotion with Botox eases symptoms of depression.