Monthly Archives: August 2015
Your Skin Timeline: What to Expect and How to Ward Off Trouble
Aging wreaks havoc on skin, as we know well, and as the years press on, the effects change. But knowledge is power, as we also know, so here is what you can expect…and how we can help keep you looking young and beautiful, nonsurgically, of course.
In Your 20s and 30s: Get ready. Hormonal changes in these decades can cause adult acne, and you may also see the first signs of wrinkles and pigmentation. We can help with Botox and Dysport, which will keep the lines from setting and deepening. Acne can be treated with Pulsed Dye laser and pigment concerns can be treated with Fraxel DUAL and IPL.
In Your 40s: As skin cell shedding begins to slow, your skin may lose its youthful glow. It may look dull and rough, and age spots may appear since the skin can’t repair itself as quickly or as completely as it use to. We can brighten and smooth out your skin with Fraxel DUAL and Fraxel Repair laser treatments. Your skin tone will look even, and wrinkles and pores will diminish. For the 40s’ deepening wrinkles, fillers such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Voluma, Juvederm, Perlane, Belotero and Radiesse, and neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, are effective.
In Your 50s and 60s: This is when you could see deep wrinkles and a loss of firmness. Declining collagen and elastin levels cause your skin to become thinner and more fragile and the underlying skin structure to be less supported. Lasers can work wonders to stimulate collagen production and lighten discoloration. Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual lasers offer the best possible skin resurfacing results by stimulating the skin to heal while tightening and lightening dark spots.
At all times of your life, remember to do what you can to preserve your skin’s natural beauty. Wear plenty of sunscreen, avoid the sun as much as possible, steer clear of smoking and cleanse and moisturize often.
See you soon.
We Have Big News in the World of Cheeks
One of my favorite things to do is tell you about are new treatments. New treatments that can change the way that you see yourself and feel about yourself.
This week, we are excited to offer a new FDA-approved filler for the cheeks and smile lines. Restylane Lyft does just that–it lifts and adds volume, erasing years from your appearance. Sagging skin and prominent wrinkles virtually disappear after the injection of the hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance that is already in your body. Restylane Lyft’s synthetic hyaluronic acid refills your natural supply, which may have become depleted with age.
Here is why it works: The molecules that make up the gel are four times larger than its sister product, Restylane. The added size makes the body take longer to break it down, so, it can last longer. Also, Restylane Lyft is placed deeper into the dermis and can fill in folds and wrinkles quickly and with less material.
The result…a natural-looking appearance that says young, young, young.
Call us for a complimentary consultation.
See you soon.
Keep That Chin Up…And Feel Proud About How You Look
We are thrilled to be one of the first practices in the area to offer a revolutionary procedure that slims and contours the area below and around your chin and neck. Soon, we will be able to minimize the bulging and fullness that sometimes develops with weight gain and age. You’ll once again love your profile and well-defined jaw line, without enduring the traditional surgery that was previously required.
The recently FDA approved injection, Kybella, diminishes the “double chin” that diet and exercise can’t seem to tackle. It is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that reduces fullness in a series of injections that dissolve the unwanted fat. These injections have the potential, even, to replace liposuction.
Kybella injections require no downtime. They are tolerable, as topical anesthesia is used to numb the skin. And, the best part, they have the ability to provide permanent improvement. When unwanted fat cells are destroyed, they can’t store or accumulate future fat. So, your newly contoured look will last, and last.
The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes, and you can return to your typical daily activities right afterwards. Usually, two to four treatment sessions will achieve your desired look.
If your double chin has embarrassed or bothered you, now is the time to feel better about your face. Visit with us this week to hear more about how Kybella can transform your appearance and your outlook, dramatically and easily.
See you soon.
No More Dimples and Bumps–Bear Your Skin with Confidence
With a month or so left of bathing suit weather, you have plenty of time to make a change and enjoy its benefits. If you’ve mastered the strategic art of covering up certain body parts on the beach, now is the moment to toss the towels, wraps and shorts, ease up on yourself and have some fun. With a little help from us, of course.
If you are self-conscious about patches of cellulite on your abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs or arms, come talk with us about the Cellulaze Laser, a breakthrough treatment that eliminates cellulite by attacking it where it begins, under the skin.
Here’s how it works: Cellulaze specifically targets the subdermal layer of skin where the root causes of the cellulite occur. We insert a very narrow tube under your skin. About the size of the tip of a pen, this tube, or cannula, directs controlled thermal energy to the area that you want treated. The proprietary ThermaGuide and SmartSense intelligent energy delivery system ensures safe, effective and uniform laser controls. The heat from the laser diminishes the lumpy pockets of fat, releases the areas of skin depression that form dimples and increases your skin’s elasticity and thickness.
The Cellulaze treatment can be performed under local anesthesia, and will take from one to two hours, depending on the size of the areas to be treated. Afterwards, you may feel a mild ache, similar to what you’d feel after a good physical workout.
The laser provides long-lasting smooth and beautiful skin.
Come visit us this week for a complimentary consultation.
See you soon.