Wedding & Event Beauty ConsultingAt Gentle Star, we prefer a “bride to be” to start her face & skin care plan a year prior to the event for the best results. The preparation of face & skin is like preparing the best gourmet food. We live in a fast food influenced society so you have to think gourmet prep equals TIME. We can work with a 6-month time frame but depending on the skin condition, it’s best not to push the transformation. To get your face and skin in the best shape possible, consider a 12- month plan and work with one of the best esthetic medical teams in the Bay Area. Call us to book your complimentary consultation to sparkle on your special day.Botox® CosmeticBotox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles generally for 3-4 monthsJuvederm Voluma™ XC, Juvederm® XC, Restylane®, Perlane®, Belotero®Gentle Star offers a broad selection of hyaluronic acid based fillers used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as laugh lines as well as deep facial volume augmentation.Radiesse®Radiesse is approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. In addition, Radiesse is approved for the restoration and correction of the signs of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. This material is based on calcium hydroxylapatite.Sculptra® AestheticSculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. Sculptra also restores volume to correct the signs of facial fat loss with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy.Titan™ Skin TighteningThe Titan Procedure is a safe, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. Titan heats the dermis to cause collagen contraction while preserving the epidermis through continuous cooling. In addition, Titan can stimulate long-term collagen rebuilding that leaves patients with younger looking skin. The Titan Procedure treats lax and redundant skin throughout the body including the abdomen, thighs and underarms and is also used to tone, lift and tighten skin on the face and neck.Laser Hair ReductionLumenis LightSheer and Cutera’s hair reduction technologies utilize multiple devices that include light and laser treatment modes for all skin types.Intense Pulse Light (IPL)Cutera’s IPL technology is used for treating solar lentigines and age spots (& dark pigment), while optimizing patient comfort and results. No gel is used for treatment, further improving patient comfort.Laser GenesisLaser Genesis is a unique non-ablative procedure that promotes healthy looking skin resulting in collagen stimulation, reduction of diffuse redness, reduction of pore size appearance, improved skin tone and texture. The procedure creates a gentle warming of the skin that patients enjoy. This is truly a “no downtime” procedure.Vein RemovalCutera’s Nd:YAG laser is used for both facial and lower extremity vascular lesions.Gentle Star Deep Pore FacialGentle Star’s signature facial delivers visible change for those seeking exceptional skin rejuvenation. Using some of the best available medical grade products together with comprehensive extraction & peeling techniques, customization is key to delivering optimum esthetic results. Whether you are challenged with acne, blackheads, age spots, oily/dry skin, or acne scarring, we will work with your biology to find the remedy. Diamond Tome™ MicrodermabrasionThis classic microdermabrasion technology uses diamond encrusted wands instead of loose crystals. This produces a gentler resurfacing experience with dramatic results without the adverse effects of loose particles, burning, irritation, and skin reactions. This service can be combined with a deep pore extraction facial.The HydraFacial®The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective. This service can be combined with a deep pore extraction facial.Twinkle PeelThis is a specially formulated “lunchtime” peel that measurably improves the appearance of the skin and allows patients to immediately apply make-up and continue with their usual activities. This peel smooths skin texture, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens skin, & helps to minimize the appearance of acne discoloration and scarring. Obagi Blue PeelThe Blue Peel is a medical grade chemical peel used in combination with the Obagi Nu-Derm Restoration System for clear, smooth, healthy skin. During the peel process, the damaged surface layer of skin is removed, and soon it is replaced with a fresh layer that is smoother, well-toned, more even in color, and has smaller pores. The Blue Peel offers benefits over other peel methods because it allows the physician to control many aspects of the process, so treatments can be tailored to the individual patient.ZO® 3-Step Peel™This potent stimulating peel confers longer lasting benefits beyond the temporary superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels. Peeling is very mild with minimal downtime. Designed for acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, dullness. Promotes softer, smoother skin.Skin Medica Peels (Illuminize Peel™, Vitalize Peel® , Rejuvenize Peel™)These 3 Peels from SkinMedica contain a unique blend of acids and other cosmeceutical ingredients which may help you achieve dramatic improvement in texture and tone, lessening of superficial lines and a healthier, more youthful look and feel with minimal “down time.” This renewal process has been clinically proven to help pigmentation problems (such as age spots) fade and stimulate collagen production in the cells underneath. It is gentle enough to use every 3 weeks for maximum benefits and a glowing, healthy start to your skincare regimen.Biomedic MicroPeel Plus (Salicylic Acid Peels)This is a professional acne peel that exfoliates to promote healthy cell renewal, enhances skin’s clarity, controls breakouts, refines the appearance of pore size, and improves skin’s overall texture and appearance. Glycolic PeelsPhysician strength glycolic peels help to exfoliate the surface layer of skin to expose the fresher, younger-looking skin beneath. This treatment for roughness, dryness, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles takes up to 15 minutes. Results are visible immediately but repeated treatments are necessary for full effect. Severe Sweat ReductionBotox® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. Botox helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment.