Monthly Archives: May 2014
NON SURGICAL NOSE RESHAPING
Injectable Fillers are an alternative to surgery for restoring youthfulness to a nose that has changed with aging. Each year over half a million people choose to have their noses reshaped for various reasons. Rhinoplasty surgery used to be the only option for creating the nose patients dreamed of. Now, Injectable Fillers have proven safe and effective in correcting unsightly bulges, humps, bumps, droopy nasal tips, bridge irregularities and more.
Since the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, the size and shape can either enhance or distort the appearance. The ultimate goal of nose reshaping is to create a nose that looks natural and also blends harmoniously with the other facial features. It can boost self confidence and enhance self esteem. Nose Reshaping, done well, will not change the way you look…but it will restore youthfulness by highlighting your own facial features.
While surgery can achieve more significant and pronounced results, today’s advanced Injectables can achieve remarkable results that patients, who want to avoid surgery, love! The past decade has brought advanced, highly sophisticated Injectable Fillers to the market, and these can achieve wonderful, long lasting results.
OPTIONS for INJECTABLE NOSE RESHAPING
Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm get results that can last for years. The fillers are injected into targeted areas of the nose, to correct those unwelcome imperfections and reshape the contours. Nasolabial Folds are also injected to restore volume to this area of the face and to complement the reshaped nose. The results can be seen instantly.
THE AGING CHIN and JAW
The shape of the chin and jaw also changes with age and should not be missed when restoring facial balance. Augmenting the chin and jawline can easily be done in tandem while redefining the cheeks with Voluma. Instant results can be had without surgery, again, using Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm and Perlane to restore volume and shape. Augmenting the chin can make it look stronger and diminish shadows that can linger around the corners of the mouth.
BOTOX BROWLIFT…is a non surgical alternative to the traditional surgical BrowLift/ForeHead Lift. Botox can lift and shape the brow area, correcting mild ptosis, while also reducing forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, sad lines and bunny lines. Results offer a rejuvenated, more refreshed appearance without surgery, without downtime or the side effects associated with surgery. Learn more about Botox on my website: www.Dr.Covey.com.
SKINCARE, PEELS, LASER OPTIONS…to be ready for graduations, family reunions, career events and… just because you want to look great! Talk to us about Microdermabrasion for instant results that achieve fresh, healthy glowing skin. Ask us to help you tailor your own Spring Program.
BODY SCULPTING with SmartLipo TriPlex to be Beach Body Ready and Cellulaze to get rid of unsightly Cellulite and EXILIS or Thermage for skin tightening. We are your bodyshaping experts with these and many other options to help you be, feel and look your very best now.
Well, this blog has covered options for restoring facial youthfulness and balance with Injectable fillers, BrowLift using Botox, and some skin rejuvenating ideas. Body Sculpting is a top choice among every age group today for very good reasons…it’s safe and it works. These are all non surgical options… another reason they’re so popular
What are your cosmetic needs and desires? Let’s talk soon.
My last blog reviewed Liquid FaceLifts using injectables such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm Voluma (for amazing cheek lifts) and, of course, Botox/Dysport for smoothing out lines and wrinkles…especially around the eyes and in the forehead. This blog will focus on the eyes because they are such a complex part of the face, and age related changes around the eyes can be dramatic.
THE PATH of AGING EYES starts with lines and wrinkles and progresses over the years. Loose skin, volume loss and even changes in shape occur over time. The eyes are housed in an orbit. This is a little house with two sidewalls, a floor and a ceiling. As we age, the eyes sink back and down and the house gets bigger, thus a changing shape becomes visible. This is due to bone and soft tissue transformations (architectural).
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS:
- Droopy brows and eyelids
- Hooded Eyelids
- Crow’s Feet
- Under Eye bags (puffy)
- Under Eye Hollows and Shadowing
- Aged, sad facial appearance
- Eye shape may change (from almond to round)
Injectables are very effective for improving the appearance of both wrinkles and depressions around the eyes. It’s even possible to diminish dark circles and under eye hollows with a series of injections that smooth the contour from the lower lid down to the cheek. The best options include hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm or Restylane to replace lost volume, and Botox to smooth out lines and wrinkles and prevent future ones. Thermage/Thermal Lift may be used to correct “puffiness” under the eyes and to tighten loose upper eyelids.
Perlane can effectively remove under eye shadows with injections in the tear troughs. This volume replacement eliminates that worn-out look accentuated by puffy tear troughs.
Good skin elasticity is important, so starting at a younger age, with minor treatments and always maintaining them, allows people to delay or even avoid surgery altogether while looking years younger
Hollow eyes are caused by loss of soft tissue volume, in the orbit, and bone density. This combination makes the eye appear “sunken.” This can develop as early as the teenage years. Hollow eyes make you look “aged” as the eyes appear bony, recessed, sunken and gaunt.
Crow’s Feet…get rid of them! Caused by muscles in motion, these worry lines, frown lines, smile lines are all called dynamic wrinkles, caused from years of living and using facial muscles to show expression. Botox and Dysport can safely and effectively erase them and prevent future recurrences. Skin Resurfacing, like the Fraxel Laser, is also a top treatment, done in combo with Botox/Dysport, to get rid of unhealthy skin, lines and wrinkles, and leave you with fresh, glowing skin.
You’ve probably heard the saying: “The eyes have it.” Well, if your eyes don’t have a young, healthy appearance we can change that. Let’s talk soon about your own tailored treatment plan…for your eyes.
Much is written about Instant Facial Makeovers or Liquid Facelifts using injectable fillers because they are among the top nonsurgical, anti aging treatments in demand today.
Injectable fillers really do work and can provide immediate results with little to no downtime. Radiesse, for example, works immediately by replacing volume and stimulating your own collagen renewal. Other fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are hyaluronic acid products that attract water to the body cells causing the area to be “plumped up” and youthful contours to be restored. Botox is used to inhibit muscle action allowing forehead furrows to relax and smooth out, while preventing future forehead lines and wrinkles.
Temples, brows, upper eyelids, under eye areas, cheeks, mouth corners and jowls can be treated and “magically” lifted to take years off an aging face.
OLD INJECTABLES vs NEW INJECTABLES…When first introduced, injectables were used primarily to remove wrinkles by volume replacement. Today’s advanced products are used more widely to achieve more natural looking results.
INSTANT AGE DEFYING FACIAL MAKEOVERS
Here’s how we do them:
- Define, lift, shape the cheeks with Juvederm Voluma
- Erase Forehead lines with Botox or Dysport (Brotox) for men)
- Balance the Chin by augmenting with Radiesse
- Lift the Mouth…restore a youthful smile
- Open up the Eyes…revolumize to restore a fresh look
- Elevate the Brows…restore volume to minimize sagging
- Redefine the Eyes…restore structure to under eye area to compensate for bone loss, fat loss and thinning skin
At some point, we all become troubled by lines, wrinkles, folds, sagging skin and the tired worn out look it creates. Liquid FaceLifts, using injectable dermal fillers, literally plump up lines, erase wrinkles and rejuvenate an aging face…before your very eyes.
THE GOAL of INSTANT INJECTABLE FACELIFTS
As we age, the different facial compartments shift and fat pads migrate downward. The cheeks are the best example of this facial aging. Constant volume loss from lifestyle, aging, illness etc, causes facial contours to change and become visible as lines, wrinkles, grooves, sagging mouth, downturned lips, nasolabial folds and more. The goal of using fillers is to reconstruct the facial framework by restoring the natural, youthful facial contours.
EXPERT INJECTORS…I cannot overstate the importance of using a Qualified Expert Injector. We are highly trained in the facial anatomy and today’s sophisticated injectable fillers. It is critical that your injector tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs and concerns. Don’t trust your face to just anyone!
SURGERY vs INJECTABLE FACELIFT
People who start doing anti aging cosmetic treatments while still young enough often delay or even avoid surgery. However, if you have major facial aging, with sagging muscles and excess skin etc., you may be a candidate for facelift surgery. If done soon enough, a mini-facelift combined with injectables may be all you need.
AGING MEN and JOB HUNTING MEN…These men clearly understand the need to feel and look their absolute best. The younger, more alert, and more energetic one appears often determines the likelihood of getting a promotion or that coveted job. In the past decade, over a million men have opted for Botox and Injectable BrowLifts and FaceLifts.
I guess you can tell I love injectable fillers because they work!
Are you ready for the Beach or should we talk about some Body Sculpting right away?
Spring is finally here after a long, cold and, for many, a brutal winter. The elements and heated indoor environments take a major toll on facial skin and the lips. This and volume loss can make us look years older than our actual age. My next few blogs will focus on facial aging, especially the lips, and easy ways to reverse and correct those unwelcome, telltale signs of aging.
LIPS…most women have a strong desire for well shaped, soft, supple and gorgeous red lips. For many women, the well-shaped, pouty lips of their dreams are gone. Aging, lifestyle and the environment affects all of us.
LIP AGING and LIFESTYLE CAUSES:
It can be as simple as “lip puckering.” Lip puckering involves pursing the lips when sipping a cup of tea or coffee, or smoking a cigarette. This repeated action, along with loss of collagen and elastin, contributes to lip lines along with loss of shape and lip color. This makes you look older and enables “lipstick bleed” allowing lipstick to run beyond your normal lip lines. These habits also contribute:
- Smoking (regular lip pursing)
- Sun exposure
- Poor skin care
- Not sufficiently hydrated
SKIN RESURFACING for FRESH, HEALTHY SKIN
We offer Microdermabrasion, Laser treatments and skin care regimen options to exfoliate away old winter skin and usher you into Spring with glowing, healthy skin and lips. See my website for more info: www.DrCovey.com.
LIP ENHANCEMENT RESTORES YOUTHFULNESS to LIPS
Tired and colorless lips are a telltale sign of facial aging. Loss of volume can easily be restored with hyaluronic acid injectables like Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane to create fuller, plumper lips. Collagen is the foundation of all connective skin tissue. It supports the skin’s structure and is therefore essential for youthful looking skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. This causes thinness, loss of firmness and the formation of wrinkles. HA (hyaluronic acid) offers dramatic results…but these are not permanent, and can be changed if you’re not satisfied with the initial results. HA injections correct deflated, sagging lips without creating the lumps and bumps associated with permanent silicone implants and without surgery.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIP ENHANCEMENT?
There are two types of people who need and benefit from injectable filler lip enhancement:
1) People who need volume replacement to the lips
2) Those desiring to restore balance with their other facial features
EXPERT INJECTORS are specially trained and certified to perform injectable filler treatments. They understand the complex facial anatomy and know the many kinds of fillers available today. Equally important: they know how to match the right treatment to each patient at the right time.
YOU CAN HAVE BEAUTIFUL LIPS NOW WITHOUT SURGERY.
Let’s talk soon.