Try These Four Treatments to Get A No-Filter Look For Summer

With summer around the corner, we’re all searching for that no-filter look that will help us feel our best in photos with friends and family. At Elias Dermatology, we are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best utilizing a pain-free, customized approach to elevate and preserve your natural beauty. This summer, try these four treatments to kick your skin into shape and get a lasting, radiant glow.

AquaGold—The new staff-favorite ‘super facial’

AquaGold is a no-downtime ‘super-facial’ that brightens, tightens and rejuvenates the skin in one treatment.

Aquagold is pain-free and uses a 24-karat gold plated needle delivery system that creates micro-channels in the skin to deliver a customized mix of ingredients to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. AquaGold is perfect for patients who want for:

  • No downtime

  • Fast treatment with noticeable results

  • Improved appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles

  • Significantly brighter overall appearance of your skin

  • Personalization of beneficial ingredients for maximum radiance

Learn more about this ‘super-facial’ by watching Dr. Matthew Elias perform the AquaGold treatment in the video below. You can make an appointment for AquaGold with Dr. Matthew Elias or Dr. Merrick Elias at both Elias Dermatology locations in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.


HydraBrilliant—2 technologies, 1 treatment

This treatment is exclusively at Elias Dermatology. HydraBrilliant is a unique combination of the HydraFacial and the Clear + Brilliant Laser. Let’s start with the HydraFacial. We can all benefit from a customized facial treatment, right? A HydraFacial takes that to the next level. This 45-minute procedure uses patented technology to deeply cleanse, extract, and hydrates the skin through our super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.  You’ll see instant results that you’re going to love. The HydraFacial actually evolved from its older cousin- the minimally invasive procedure- microdermabrasion. The HydraFacial addresses many skin care needs, including the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Elasticity and firmness

  • Skin tone and vibrancy

  • Skin texture

  • Brown spots

  • Oily and congested skin

  • Enlarged Pores

The Clear + Brilliant gentle laser treatment is also amazing at targeting signs of aging and producing radiant, youthful-looking skin. It not only reduces the signs of aging, but it also helps prevent them. You will notice a smoother texture, and more radiant, glowing skin.  And get this – there is no downtime for this treatment, either. The entire session takes only about 30-minutes of your time. Here are some of the skincare needs Clear + Brilliant addresses:

  • Fine lines

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Skin tone and texture

  • Improves skin’s overall appearance

To recap, the HydraFacial will give you a wonderful deep cleaning, while the Clear + Brilliant laser will resurface your skin and minimize your pores. Those two therapies combined will give you HydraBrilliant, which was specifically designed to give you the perfect combination of skin exfoliation and laser treatment. The results are beautiful—patients walk out of this treatment with slight redness that quickly dissipates and reveals a new smooth texture and glowing tone.

You can make an appointment for HydraBrilliant with Dr. Matthew Elias or Dr. Merrick Elias at both Elias Dermatology locations in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.


ViPeel—Rejuvenate texture and tone in one treatment

Peels are well known to effectively treat acne. They are minimally invasive, and often allow for quick results and short down time. Vi Peels are perfect for patients who want to:

  • Reduce the appearance of sun damage and dark spots

  • Resurface uneven texture

  • Improve the appearance of acne scarring

  • Fight aging and stimulate new collagen to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles

At Elias Dermatology, we currently offer 2 Vi Peels, which are:

1. HydraFacial Vi Peel

The HydraFacial peel, concentrates on anti-aging and has a booster that essentially targets pigmentation and melasma. This type of peel ultimately exfoliates and hydrates the skin, while combining antioxidants, to target issues from skin damage, clogged pores, all the way to wrinkles. The HydraFacial peel does not have any downtime, which is a great advantage. You may want to consider however, that depending on how much acne needs to be eliminated, you may want a stronger peel to help kill all the bacteria.

2. The Vi Peel Purify

The Vi Peel Purify  is also a potent treatment for acne.  It holds very powerful ingredients such as: Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, and Vitamin C. This non-invasive treatment is painless and works on most skin types. This peel will not only provide you with great results, but will save you time as it requires only 20 minutes or less. For this procedure, no skin preparation is involved, and down time is as short as 3 days.

You can make an appointment for a Vi Peel with Dr. Matthew Elias or Dr. Merrick Elias at both Elias Dermatology locations in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.


Elias Illuminate (HQRA+)—Maintain and brighten

If you have a busy work or travel schedule and are looking for a way to get your skin photo-ready, try the Elias Illuminate (HQRA+) cream that contains a gold standard combination of tretinoin, hydroquinone and hydrocortisone.

The Elias Illuminate (HQRA+) cream:

  • Reverses signs of aging

  • Lightens uneven skin tone and pigmentation brought about by hormonal changes and sun exposure

  • Treats photo-damaged skin

  • Smoothes and resurfaces rough skin

  • Increase collagen production by up to 80%

You can buy the Elias Illuminate (HQRA+) cream on

Taylor Michalicki