s1At SkinPlus Medical Spa, we believe that precise dosing and placement of Botox is critical to an optimal aesthetic result. Dr. O’Connell has utilized Botox in his facial aesthetic practice since 2001 and he is a member of the Botox Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Botox is used most commonly for treatment of glabellar “frown” lines, transverse “worry” lines of the forehead and crows foot wrinkles. Botox is also utilized for treatment of fine lines of the upper lip and muscular cords of the neck. We believe that Botox should be used to optimize a more youthful and rested facial shape and eyebrow position rather than to produce an expressionless mask-like facial appearance.

Botox is also utilized for treatment of migraine headaches and Dr. O’Connell appeared on television injecting Botox for this application in 2004. He is also highly skilled in treatment of excessive sweating of the axilla (axillary hyperhidrosis ) and palms (palmar hyperhidrosis) with Botox. Dr. O’Connell is a member of the Botox Hyperhidrosis Physicians’ Network.

Dr. O’Connell personally injects his Botox patients himself and he believes that Botox should be administered in a medical facility where safety, cleanliness and record keeping are optimized, rather than in a health spa, hair salon or at so called “Botox parties.”

Laser Hair Removal

At SkinPlus Medical Spa laser hair removal is performed utilizing the Lumenis LightSheer™ Diode Laser – the world’s most advanced treatment for removal of unwanted hair. Lumenis Epilight technology is also available. Virtually any area of the body can be treated and a specially trained s2female registered nurse with on-site physician supervision performs most treatments. Both men and women may be treated.

For those considering laser hair removal, please do not wax, pluck, bleach or sun-tan any area you wish treated, You may shave immediately prior to your treatment visit. The length of a treatment session may vary from a few minutes to an hour or more depending upon the size of the area treated. Most patients are able to return to their regular activities immediately following treatment although the treated area may be swollen and red for a short period of time. Multiple treatment sessions are required depending upon the color and density of the hair being treated as well as upon the thickness and pigment of the adjacent skin. Pricing is by area and we will be happy to quote you approximate prices by telephone.


micro1SkinPlus Medical Spa utilizes a new, crystal-free microdermabrasion technique known as the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion™. This is the first patented treatment that goes beyond microdermabrasion by providing simultaneous exfoliation and topical delivery of skin-specific topical solutions under pressure.

The treatment is painless and soothing with an immediate return to normal activities. The patient-specific topical formulations address each patient’s unique skin care needs and leaves them with fresher-feeling and better looking skin.

The SilkPeel does not use crystals or other abrasive particles that can irritate your skin and it effectively treats all skin types for a wide range of conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, dehydration and acne.


SkinPlus Medical Spa utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) technology to correct a variety of skin conditions such as photo-aging, fine lines and wrinkles, unsightly small veins and blemishes, unwanted pigmentation and Rosacea. This safe, non-invasive solution can be tailored to each patient’s condition and skin type to provide a superior aesthetic result through the process known as

Photorejuvenation effectively treats the unwanted pigmentation and fine lines from photo-aging of the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Photorejuvenation also reduces pore size and provides a smoother, more youthful looking skin. IPL is also used to treat broken veins and capillaries of the face and body as well as Rosacea and flushing of the face.

Injectable Fillers

SkinPlus Medical Spa utilizes the latest generation of injectable fillers to improve lines, wrinkles, scars, depressions and folds as well as to provide a natural lip augmentation. All fillers are injected by our board certified physicians and autologous fat transfers (utilizing your own fat) are also utilized in special circumstances.

  • Restylane®
  • Captique®
  • Hylaform®
  • Radiesse™
  • Cymetra®

ClearLight™ Acne Phototherapy

s3SkinPlus Medical Spa is pleased to offer a comprehensive acne treatment program custom designed for each patient centered upon the Lumenis ClearLight Phototherapy system.

ClearLight Phototherapy utilizes a blue wavelength light source to kill the bacteria most commonly responsible for acne lesions. The treatment has an effectiveness of 80% or more in treatment of moderate inflammatory acne. Sessions typically last 20 minutes twice weekly for four weeks or once weekly for eight weeks. Sometimes an additional topical treatment utilizing aminolevulinic acid, known as photodynamic therapy, is added for increased effectiveness. Additional topical treatments are sometimes recommended by our board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

Laser Resurfacing

SkinPlus Medical Spa offers laser resurfacing utilizing the Lumenis Derma-K™ laser to treat facial lines and wrinkles, scars and pigmentary abnormalities. All resurfacing procedures are performed by one of our board certified physicians and anesthesia services are available in the accredited outpatient surgical facility at Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut.

Treatment of Spider Veins

At SkinPlus Medical Spa several modalities are utilized to treat unwanted spider veins of the face and legs. Treatment of facial lesions with intense pulsed light (IPL™) or hyfercation is available. Treatment of unwanted vascular lesions of the legs is performed with sclerotherapy (injection of a chemical to close off the vein) and/or the Vasculight Plus™ laser from Lumenis.

Medical Skin Care

At SkinPlus Medical Spa a customized medical skin care program is designed for each and every patient. Your skin is analyzed and treatment goals are reviewed and monitored. We are pleased to offer the following programs:

  • Obagi Nu-Derm™ Skin Care System
  • Obagi C Rx System
  • SkinMedica® products
  • Prevage™
  • Kinerase®

Photodynamic Therapy

SkinPlus Medical Spa utilizes an exciting new technology, known as photodynamic therapy to increase the effectiveness of treatments for photoaging and acne. It has been shown that global photodamage, blotchy brown pigmentation and fine lines are more effectively treated when aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA or Levulan) is applied to the skin prior to photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light. Skin sallowness and tactile roughness are also treated with this combined modality.

Spa Packages and Gift Certificates

Our staff is trained to put together a comprehensive treatment package for each patient’s individual aesthetic needs. Significant cost savings is realized when purchasing Spa Packages. Our attractive gift certificates make a great presentation for holidays, birthdays, or just to say “thinking of you”.