Meet the Expert
Heather Gates, PA-C
Heather is a Board Certified PA specializing in cosmetic dermatology. With nearly 12 years of experience in aesthetics, Heather is an expert in skin care, neuromodulators, filler injections and laser technology. Heather offers the latest advances in aesthetic non-surgical procedures & treatments. She serves as a speaker and trainer at local and national conferences educating other medical professionals in the field of dermatology & aesthetics. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Florida Society of Dermatology PAs. Heather is known for her dedication to natural beauty and believes all aesthetic treatments should complement your own beautiful and unique features. She is a firm believer of the saying "the best injectable is not detectable!"
The Dermatology Institute is pleased to be able to offer our patients a wide array of cosmetic services to treat all your aesthetic needs!
Injectables give natural results to treat aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, deep folds and volume loss.
Neuromodulator Injections: Botox & Dysport
Botox & Dysport are revolutionary treatments for reversing the effects of facial wrinkles like crow's feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. These neuromodulators work by softening the activity of the muscles that cause these fine lines and wrinkles.
Fillers: Juvéderm & Restylane
Fillers are used to add volume to the face, which in turn improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin. Juvéderm & Restylane products are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Fillers are a long lasting, nonsurgical option to add volume, plump lips, smooth lines, lift and contour cheeks, and define the jawline or chin.
Activate the skin's natural regenerative process with Sculptra to help replenish lost facial collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in the body and helps support the skin's inner structure. Sculptra subtly and gradually helps restore facial volume creating a more youthful appearance to your skin and facial features.
Lasers use specific, therapeutic wavelengths of light to treat a wide array of cosmetic issues. Our state-of-the-art Sciton Joule device is the most advanced technology on the market giving amazing results with next to no downtime!
Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, broken blood vessels, and many other cosmetically burdensome skin issues!
Halo Laser Resurfacing
Halo is the world's first and only hybrid fractional resurfacing laser, firing multiple wavelengths simultaneously making it more comfortable than traditional resurfacing with better results & less downtime. Halo softens fine lines & wrinkles, reverses sun damage, removes brown spots & improves melasma, shrinks pores, smooths skin texture, rebuilds collagen and addresses many signs of aging.
BBL HERO (Broad Band Light- High Energy Rapid Output) is the world's most powerful IPL device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. It works at 4x the speed of traditional IPL increasing comfort, cooling the skin, and delivering even better results than traditional IPL & BBL! BBL treats brown spots, rosacea, acne, broken blood vessels, & improves the overall health and integrity of your skin.
Chemical peels are used to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin, dramatically improving the health and appearance of your skin. Chemical formulations are chosen for your skin type, resulting in a beautifully smooth texture, even skin tone, and clear complexion.
Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars (CROSS) uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to elevate atrophic or depressed scars - particularly acne scars - and is typically used together with other scar treatments including surgery, BBL & Halo laser resurfacing.
Custom Skin Care Regimen
A medical-grade skin care regimen should be a part of everyone's daily routine. This will help address any concerns you have and help maintain your results from other procedures. Have our expert customize a skin care regimen just for you!