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Category: Dermal fillers

Navigating Beauty: Understanding the Difference Between Botox and Fillers

In the realm of non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, Botox and dermal fillers are two popular options, each serving distinct purposes. Let’s unravel the differences between these aesthetic treatments to help you make informed choices on your journey to radiant and rejuvenated skin.

 

Botox: Dynamic Wrinkle Warrior

 

Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that temporarily relaxes muscles. It’s primarily used to address dynamic wrinkles – those caused by repetitive muscle movements. Common areas for Botox treatment include forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. When injected directly into targeted muscles, Botox disrupts the signals between nerves and muscles, preventing muscle contractions and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Results typically last for three to six months, making Botox an effective solution for achieving a smoother, more youthful complexion.

 

Dermal Fillers: Volume and Revitalization

 

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injectables designed to add volume, plumpness, and contour to specific areas of the face. They’re excellent for addressing static wrinkles, which are present even when the face is at rest, and for restoring lost volume due to aging. Common areas for filler application include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, lips, and under-eye hollows. When injected beneath the skin’s surface, fillers add volume and stimulate collagen production. This not only smoothes wrinkles, but also provides a natural and youthful fullness. Results vary depending on the type of filler used, lasting from six months to two years or more.

 

The Synergy:

 

Many individuals find optimal results by combining Botox and fillers strategically. This comprehensive approach addresses both dynamic and static wrinkles, offering a harmonious rejuvenation that can take years off your appearance. Whether you’re seeking to relax muscle movements or restore volume, we’ve got you covered.

 

See  you soon.

 

Holiday Glow-Up: Quick and Easy Non-Invasive Treatments for Festive Radiance

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a radiant glow without the downtime. If you’re looking for easy and non-invasive cosmetic treatments that deliver noticeable results before the festivities begin, look no further.

 

Botox: Smooth Away Wrinkles

 

Say goodbye to unwanted facial lines with a quick and easy Botox treatment. This non-invasive injectable is perfect for smoothing out frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.

 

Dermal Fillers: Restore Volume Instantly

 

If you’re looking to restore lost volume or enhance facial contours, dermal fillers are a fantastic option. These injectables can address areas like the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds, providing immediate results with little to no downtime. Achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance in time for those holiday photos.

 

Microdermabrasion: Polish and Protect

 

Microdermabrasion is a go-to treatment for achieving smoother, more luminous skin. This non-invasive procedure gently exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving you with a refreshed complexion. It’s an excellent option for reducing fine lines, improving texture, and giving your skin that holiday-ready radiance.

 

Laser Hair Removal: Silky Smooth Skin

 

Tired of the constant battle with unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is a quick and efficient solution. This non-invasive treatment targets hair follicles, reducing growth and leaving you with smooth, hair-free skin. Start your sessions now for silky-smooth results by the time the holiday parties roll around.

 

These non-invasive cosmetic treatments are the perfect way to gift yourself a radiant and refreshed appearance before the holiday season kicks into high gear. Whether you choose one or combine a few, these quick and easy options will have you looking and feeling your best for the festivities ahead.

 

See you soon.

 

Flawless Skin Awaits: Treating Acne Scarring

If you’ve been struggling with the aftermath of acne scarring, you’re not alone. Acne scars can be a frustrating and persistent reminder of past breakouts. They often result from the body’s natural healing process, which can lead to the formation of raised or depressed scars, red or brown discoloration, and uneven skin texture. While scars vary in type and severity, they can affect one’s self-esteem and confidence. The good news is that there are advanced treatments available to help you achieve smoother, clearer, and more radiant skin.

 

Infini

Infini is a cutting-edge radiofrequency microneedling treatment designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin. By delivering controlled energy through fine needles, Infini helps to remodel the scar tissue, reducing the appearance of acne scars. It’s particularly effective for atrophic (indented) scars, helping to fill them in and make them less noticeable.

 

Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual

Fraxel Repair and Fraxel Dual are fractional laser treatments that work by targeting tiny sections of the skin, leaving surrounding areas untouched. This approach stimulates collagen production and promotes skin rejuvenation. Fraxel Repair is more aggressive and suitable for deeper scars, while Fraxel Dual is a milder option that can be used to treat superficial acne scars. Both treatments can improve skin texture, reduce pigmentation irregularities, and smooth out scars.

 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are often used to add volume to the skin. They can be an effective solution for addressing indented acne scars by filling them in and creating a smoother surface. Dermal fillers can also help with rolling scars and atrophic scars, offering an immediate improvement in the appearance of the skin.

 

Don’t let acne scarring hold you back—call our office today and I’ll create a tailored treatment plan that suits your unique needs and goals.

 

See you soon.

 

The Art of Hand Fillers: Enhance Beauty and Boost Confidence

While facial fillers are often the first to come to mind when we think of dermal fillers, an area that deserves just as much attention is the hands. Our hands, with their constant exposure to the elements, can exhibit signs of aging that are just as telling as those on our faces. Hand fillers offer a simple yet powerful way to rejuvenate the appearance of your hands, boosting your overall self-confidence and leaving you with a more harmonious and youthful look.

 

Our hands are often subjected to significant wear and tear, resulting in the loss of volume, thinning skin, and prominent veins. Just like facial fillers, hand fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our bodies, which can be injected into the hands to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and mask prominent veins. This non-invasive procedure can take years off your hands’ appearance, giving you the confidence to flaunt them without hesitation.

 

The pursuit of beauty extends beyond the face. A holistic approach to self-care means paying attention to all aspects of your appearance. Smooth, youthful hands can complement your overall aesthetic, ensuring that every part of you exudes radiance and confidence. Hand fillers can seamlessly integrate into your beauty routine, helping you achieve a more balanced and harmonious appearance.

 

See you soon.

 

Unlock a Youthful Transformation with the Liquid Facelift

As the years go by, the desire to retain a youthful appearance remains a universal aspiration. While surgical facelifts were once the primary solution, the world of cosmetic enhancements has evolved to offer a non-invasive alternative—the liquid facelift. This procedure, also known as a nonsurgical facelift, has gained immense popularity for its ability to rejuvenate the face without the need for surgery or extensive downtime.

 

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves the strategic use of injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox, to address signs of aging in the face. Unlike a traditional surgical facelift, which involves incisions and tissue repositioning, a liquid facelift utilizes advanced techniques to restore volume, improve facial contours, and reduce wrinkles—all without the need for surgery.

 

The liquid facelift offers a revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation, allowing you to turn back the clock and embrace a more youthful version of yourself without surgery. By harnessing the power of injectables, this non-invasive procedure provides natural-looking results, minimal downtime, and the opportunity to enhance your beauty with precision. If you’re considering a liquid facelift, call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

Eyes: Windows To Your…Age

No one really wants to reveal his or her age. But there are places on our bodies that can give secrets away, namely, the eyes.

 

The skin surrounding your eyes is extremely delicate, making it susceptible to cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. Also, because it moves so much during facial expression, lines and wrinkles form over time. Crow’s feet emerge on the outside of the eye and creases appear underneath the lash line, for instance. Add dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness, and you will appear tired and worn. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but you are still not happy when you look into the mirror.

 

We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and ultimately, your face. Depending on your individual needs, we can craft a personal plan that will help you look refreshed and more youthful, with minimal downtime and recuperation.

 

Here are a few of our most popular eye treatments:

 

 

Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. And meantime, keep applying that sunscreen.

 

See you soon.

 

The Hit Parade of Eye Concerns: Your Four Favorites

The delicate skin above and under your eyes is prone to all sorts of issues. And, since your eyes are central to your overall expression, any small problems seem to have great impact. The aging process tends to reveal itself significantly in this thin skin, but there are tried-and-true treatments for minimizing its negative effects.

 

Droopy Lids and Brows:

You may think that this issue requires traditional surgery. But we have effective ways to lift drooping skin above the eye, without any incisions or downtime. The Thermage thermal lift is one of the best nonsurgical treatments for this area of your face, stimulating your body to create collagen that has been lost with age. You’ll have smoother and tighter skin for years.

 

Puffiness or Sunken Spots:

Though you may be getting the rest you need and drinking plenty of water, it’s still possible to develop puffs of skin or hollowing in the tear troughs under your eyes. Depending on your unique situation, we can improve the appearance of these conditions in several ways. First, Thermage will help lift and firm the delicate skin. Also, Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero are dermal fillers, made from natural injectable hylauronic acid, that will instantly plump and smooth under eye hollows.

 

Crow’s feet and wrinkles:

The natural movement of the eye area during expression will, over time, create lines and wrinkles. We can use Botox or Dysport injections to help minimize stubborn, deep-set wrinkles that crop up as we age. These treatments smooth out the lines by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles that cause the creases. In as soon as a week, your eyes will appear bright and refreshed, and wrinkles will be minimized.

 

Dark circles:

While there isn’t a cosmetic “concealer” treatment to replace your makeup, there are non-invasive procedures that can reduce the causes that make the dark circles apparent. These dark circles are usually accentuated by the shadows that form between puffiness under the eye and the hollows coming from the tear trough. Addressing both the bulge and the hollow tear troughs, we can help to minimize the shadow, or the appearance of dark circles. Thermage will lift the eye area. Hylauronic acid fillers RestylaneJuvederm and Belotero will restore fullness and smoothness to sunken or hollow tear troughs.

 

One of the most common areas of the face to be treated, the eyes endure a host of issues. Schedule a complimentary consultation today, and we’ll help you determine which treatments are the best for you.

 

See you soon.

 

September, Seriously

Fall is the time for getting back to work and hitting the books. With vacation time behind us, we tend to become more serious in general about our day to day lives and responsibilities. An important part of every day is how we feel, with happiness being the overwhelming goal for many people. When we are happy, we typically do better–at work, at home, at school, and everywhere else.

 

How we feel about ourselves determines, in no small part, how happy we are. The more assured in our abilities, the more secure in our emotions, the more enthusiastic about the experiences we have, the happier we seem to be. How content we are with our appearance also plays a role in our overall well-being. It is an old adage–”Look good, feel good”–but I think that it is true.

 

We can help bring it to life for you, and now is a good time to start, or to begin again. Fall is self-improvement time, the perfect season for getting serious about making subtle changes that will enhance your natural good looks and your confidence.

 

Here is what we recommend for this month:

 

Lift Your Spirits, and Your Skin: Using advanced dermal fillers such as JuvedermRadiesseRestylaneRestylane DefyneRestylane Refyne, Restylane Kysse and Restylane Lyft, we can lift and contour facial features, restoring your natural fullness exactly where you need us to. Nonsurgical and virtually pain-free, this “liquid facelift” can reduce wrinkles, lines and folds, create a more rested and fresh look, and return your face to its curved former self.

 

Sometimes, we “lift” the entire face; sometimes, we target specific spots, such as bags under the eyes, marionette lines, sagging eye lids, jowls and flattened cheeks. We can even disguise bumps on the nose, a method that will keep you out of the operating room and free of anesthesia, recuperation and downtime.

 

No More Turtlenecks: Particularly effective for this area, Infini microneedling is a treatment for boosting your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which are two of the most important substances for keeping your skin plump and youthful. Tiny needles, ones that are much smaller than the needles we use with dermal fillers, penetrate the top layer of your skin, triggering your body to create the new collagen and elastin. Results may include improved texture and firmness, and I’ve seen terrific success in the reduction of acne scarring, pore size and stretch marks.

 

Say Eye: Touted as the first nonsurgical facelift, Thermage CPT will actually transform skin all over your body. The Thermage CPT thermal lift will tighten loose skin on the eyelids, under-eye areas, abdomen, arms, legs and even your sagging buttocks. Thermage CPT, one of the most effective lift treatments for a multitude of concerns, yields dramatic results without incisions and recuperation.

 

In the eye area, for instance, Thermage CPT reduces “hooding,” improves texture, and tones and softens fine lines and crow’s feet. The treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for “eyelid rejuvenation.” The Body Shape procedure is ideal for men and women who are looking to help firm sagging skin and reduce unwanted bulges that dieting and exercise alone cannot seem to change.

 

Shape a Better You: SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting areas of the body that you’d like to change. A laser treatment that virtually melts fat cells and suctions them away, the Triplex technology is updated from the original SmartLipo system in that it uses three wavelengths of laser light and yields better fat removal, tighter skin and high-definition body sculpting capabilities.

 

Call our office for a complimentary consultation, and we’ll help devise a treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

Recharge Those Eyes

When you really want to know how someone feels, you look into his eyes. They can often hold the answers to many mysteries. Unfortunately, they can be a lot more obvious about your age.

 

The skin surrounding your eyes, because it is so delicate, is at risk for a multitude of cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. And, because this area is involved in facial expression, the natural movement of the skin causes lines and wrinkles to form over time. Crow’s feet, additional lines and wrinkles underneath the lower lashes, dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness all contribute to a tired appearance. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but the concerns remain.

 

We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and therefore, your face. Depending on your individual needs, we can craft a personal plan that will help you look refreshed and more youthful, with minimal downtime and recuperation.

 

Take a look at some of our most popular eye treatments:

 

 

Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

See you soon.

 

 

Rescue Those Aging Eyes

So much of your appearance–how young or old, happy or sad, or refreshed or worn out–begins with your eyes. If you feel you’ve lost the sparkle that you used to have, you’ll be happy to know that we can help.

 

The delicate skin in this area is extremely thin and becomes thinner with time. Because it contains little subcutaneous fat, it is vulnerable to conditions such as dark circles, bags or swelling, hollowing, and drooping lids and brows. Also, it is especially sensitive to stress from facial movements such as laughing, squinting and frowning, repeated motions that contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet.

 

Also, the thick collagen network that gives skin structural support begins to break down with time. Your body’s internal processes and external factors such as sun exposure increase the levels of enzymes that break down collagen.

 

What can help: We have a repertoire of nonsurgical treatments that are safe and effective. Here is a quick run-down:

 

Dermal fillers, such as BeloteroJuvederm, and Restylane will plump up crow’s feet, lines and wrinkles under the eye and hollowing that may result as we age.

 

Injectables such as Botox and Dysport will help minimize crow’s feet and lines caused by normal facial expression.

 

Lasers, including Fraxel RepairFraxel DUAL, Laser Wrinkle Reduction and Clear & Brilliant, will help add smoothness, glow and luminosity to the area around your eyes.

 

Finally, Microdermabrasion and GentleWaves Photomodulation are two more useful techniques for brightening your eyes by restoring vigor to the delicate skin surrounding them.

 

We’re confident that all of our treatments will help you look happy and younger and feel that way, too.

 

Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. I’ll develop a treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

Recharge Those Eyes

When you really want to know how someone feels, you look into his eyes. They can often hold the answers to many mysteries. Unfortunately, they can be a lot more obvious about your age.

 

The skin surrounding your eyes, because it is so delicate, is at risk for a multitude of cosmetic problems that make you look older than you are. And, because this area is involved in facial expression, the natural movement of the skin causes lines and wrinkles to form over time. Crow’s feet, additional lines and wrinkles underneath the lower lashes, dark circles, hollowing, drooping lids and puffiness all contribute to a tired appearance. Perhaps you’ve tried creams that claim to tighten skin or cold tea bags and cucumbers that temporarily reduce fluid retention, but the concerns remain.

 

We offer a range of nonsurgical treatments that will help return a well-rested look to your eyes and therefore, your face. Depending on your individual needs, we can craft a personal plan that will help you look refreshed and more youthful, with minimal downtime and recuperation.

 

Take a look at some of our most popular eye treatments:

 

 

Come talk with us about how we can help. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

See you soon.

Stop the Vanity: How to Improve Your Looks, Within Reason

All good things, taken too far, can become, well, not so good. Too much steak, too many luxuries, too much confidence. And in the case of cosmetic treatments, too much fiddling with your natural good looks.

 

The archetypical theme of “virtue turned to vice” can easily be applied to what we do. Moderation, as it is in so many other areas of our lives, is the key to success, and it is our personal mantra. Often, we find ourselves advising you to restrain from doing too much and instead, take the less-is-more approach.

 

So, how do you know when you have done just enough to enhance your appearance? Cosmetic treatments are a terrific way to refresh your look and can help you to feel younger, more vibrant and energized. They can be transforming, physically and emotionally. As you consider your options, it’s important to know why you are thinking about having a procedure done. If you are coming to see us because you have a specific concern about a specific area of your body, that is the optimal reason to have treatment. But, if you see this experience as a way to solve other issues in your life–ones that are not directly connected to physical appearance–then you might get those thoughts in order first.

 

We offer a unique, individualized and thorough consultation that will help us help you determine your reasons for coming to us. (Granted, we are happy to report, most of you seek us out for the very best reasons.) And, we will define for you the likely results so that your expectations are realistic.

 

So, whether you are a first-time client who is curious about Botox or dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvederm, or you are a returning client who wants to maintain a fresh and youthful glow, perhaps with a nonsurgical Facelift, or you are someone who is frustrated by extra pounds that diet and exercise can’t minimize and has decided to try SmartLipo Triplex, we can help you sort out your best options for improvement. Most important, we will trust our years of expertise and philosophy of natural good looks as we guide you along the way.

 

To find out more, call one of our offices for a complimentary consultation. Summer is a great time to devote to yourself.

 

Call us today toll-free, (855) DRCOVEY, to schedule a complimentary consultation or ask a question.

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