Monthly Archives: August 2020
Tracking Changes In Your Skin
It seems that summer just began and now, Labor Day is around the corner. The time goes quickly, and while you may not feel any older, your skin has another story to tell. Aging plays tricks on the delicate composition of your skin. The best way to ward off the signs of stress is to know what is ahead and take as many precautions as possible.
Here is what you can expect:
In Your 20s and 30s: Get ready. Hormonal changes can happen during this time, causing adult acne. We can treat it, though, with our Pulsed Dye Laser. Also, you may notice the first signs of wrinkles and pigmentation. Botox and Dysport will help minimize lines, keeping them from setting and deepening. Fraxel DUAL and IPL will help reduce discoloration, brown spots and freckling.
In Your 40s: Your skin 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. You may notice that your skin is beginning to lose its youthful glow as skin cell shedding begins to slow down. But, 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. During this time, wrinkles may be deeper than they were before. Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk, Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse, and neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, are effective in reducing the appearance of these lines and folds.
In Your 50s and 60s: You may notice that subtle lines have turned into deep wrinkles and previously taut skin has begun to sag. Declining collagen and elastin levels cause your skin to become thinner and more fragile and the underlying skin structure to be less supported. Lasers such as Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual can work wonders to resurface skin and stimulate collagen production, which will help lift up and plump your skin, nonsurgically. They will also help to lighten any discoloration caused by sun exposure or simple aging. Loose and sagging skin can be tightened with radiofrequency treatments like Infini and Exilis Ultra 360.
At all times of your life, remember to do what you can to preserve your skin’s natural beauty. Wear plenty of sunscreen (and not only in the summer), avoid the sun as much as possible, steer clear of smoking and cleanse and moisturize often.
If you’d like to hear how we can help you look your most youthful best, call our office for a complimentary consultation.
See you soon.
What Do I Do With an Empty House? Come See Us
In the upcoming weeks, many of you will be sending your college kids back to campus, some of you for the first time. Whatever stage you find yourself in, the maiden launch or the latest of many, you’ll no doubt feel a mix of emotions. It is hard to see your children go, but that is, after all, what we want them to do.
Their independence gives you a bit more time to yourself, and why not direct your energies toward your own care and feeding. Moms are famous for living on the back burner. Now is a good time to ease yourself forward.
We offer many super-parent beauty treatments that are easy to accomplish, convenient and stress-free.
Here are a few conditions that you may be concerned about and treatments for helping you feel better about how you look:
• For unwanted fat: SmartLipo Triplex, Exilis Ultra 360
• For unwanted hair growth:Laser Hair Removal, IPL Hair Removal
• For loose skin: Infini, Thermage CPT, Exilis Ultra 360, Fraxel lasers, SmartLipo Triplex
• For brown spots: Fraxel DUAL laser, IPL (intense pulsed light), Diolite (KTP532) laser, chemical peels
• For cellulite: Cellulaze, Exilis Ultra 360
• For double chin: Kybella
Please call our office for a complimentary consultation. New seasons are a time for positive change, and we are ready to help you transform, physically and emotionally.
See you soon.
Beware the Dreaded Droop
It is not something that you write in your calendar: “Skin sagging, August 17.” It is something that creeps up over time, sneakily, until one day, you notice.
The skin that used to appear taut and firm has begun to droop. You know that your body’s production of collagen has slowed, but you didn’t realize what exactly this process would do. Collagen, the natural anchoring substance under the skin, gives you a youthful and lifted appearance. But as it depletes, whether by simple aging or hereditary and environmental factors, your skin may begin to sag. Combined with the gradual decrease in elastin, the material that provides suppleness and resilience, your skin loses its tension and spring.
No area of your body, it seems, is safe. You may experience sagging in the face, neck, eyelids, abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks. While no nonsurgical treatment can reverse the condition entirely, many can drastically improve your appearance. We offer safe and effective treatments that will help your skin look younger and tighter.
Here are a few:
Thermage CPT is a thermal lift that is particularly effective for reducing loose skin around the eyes.
Exilis Ultra 360 is a treatment that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to offer maximum power and targeted control, so that we focus on only the areas that need help.
INFINI is a high-energy radiofrequency device that smooths wrinkles and plumps skin. It is also particularly helpful for minimizing acne scarring.
Fraxel Repair is a laser that works on reducing deep lines, hard-to-erase lip lines, pronounced photodamage, sagging face and neck skin, facial wrinkles and discolorations, age-related/sun-damaged rough skin texture, acne scars and surgical scars.
SmartLipo Triplex is a laser treatment that removes fat and tightens skin at the same time.
Kybella is a treatment that we use to minimize submental fat, more commonly known as the “double chin.”
If sagging skin is a concern for you, come in and talk with us about how we can help you feel better. Our consultations are complimentary, so call today to schedule an appointment.
See you soon.
Cellulite? No Problem
Summer is the time when we notice the changes we’d like to make in our bodies. It’s only natural, when more of our skin is showing. We see it while relaxing on the beach, walking by a store window and getting dressed in front of our mirrors at home. But summer can also be the time for improving some of these features.
This time of year, many of you lament the dreaded cellulite. It’s one of the most prevalent concerns, with 85 percent of women aged 20 and older complaining about these dimples and bumps. Diet and exercise can help reduce your weight but neither can help you get rid of cellulite.
There is a solution, though. We offer laser treatments that can help smooth, lift and contour your body. The Cellulaze Laser can dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite on your abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and arms. It’s a minimally invasive approach to attacking this “cottage cheese” right where it begins, in the subdermal layers of the skin.
How does cellulite form, anyway?
These depressions in the skin are caused by several physiological changes as women age. First, the tissue underneath the skin hardens. Second, there is an increase in the quantity or size of fat cells pushing up through the tissue beneath the skin. Also, weight gain and aging causes stretching of the thin connective tissue under the skin.
How does the Cellulaze Laser treatment work?
Cellulaze uses a multi-dimensional approach to specifically target the dermal layers where cellulite is located. The treatment can be performed under local anesthesia in about one to two hours, depending on the size of the areas to be treated.
What is the specific process?
- The Cellulaze laser is inserted under the skin with a very small cannula (a narrow tube about the size of the tip of a pen).
- The cannula directs a controlled laser thermal energy to the treatment zone using a proprietary ThermaGuide and SmartSense intelligent energy delivery system to ensure safe, effective and uniform laser controls.
- The laser diminishes the lumpy pockets of fat, releases the areas of skin depression and increases the elasticity and thickness of the skin.
What results can you expect?
The Cellulaze Laser is the most advanced laser treatment available. This treatment flattens and smoothes the skin’s surface because it increases thickness and elasticity from below. It is backed by many years of clinical research to give proven results, lasting for a year or longer.
Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll tailor a specific cellulite treatment plan just for you.
See you soon.
Midsummer’s Day Dream
Close your eyes and think of one thing about your appearance that you’d like to change. I bet that there is something, since most everybody has a wish list of some kind. The exciting news is that your day dream can probably be a reality.
Whether it is the hollowing of your cheeks that has occurred in the last year or so, or the double chin that persists despite your highly toned body, or those pockets of fat that just won’t go away despite your dieting and exercise, we have solutions that will fulfill your wishes for how you want to look.
Not too long ago, you couldn’t fill lost volume with Restylane, Juvederm or Voluma. Or minimize submental fat under your chin with Kybella or eradicate actual fat cells with SmartLipo Triplex. In recent years, cosmetic treatments have given you the opportunity to restore your youthful appearance, appear rested and refreshed and feel simply great about yourself.
So, as summer hits its stride, why not dream a little? It’s a great season to wish for what you want.
Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll talk about your specific wants and desires and help plan a course to satisfy them as best we can.
Meantime, remember the sunscreen.
See you soon.