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Category: Injectable Fillers

Liquid Facelift: Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Non-Surgical Precision

In the quest for a youthful, rejuvenated appearance, many individuals are turning to innovative non-surgical solutions. Among these, the liquid facelift has emerged as a popular choice, offering remarkable benefits without the need for invasive procedures or extensive downtime.

 

So, what exactly is a Liquid Facelift? Unlike traditional surgical facelifts, which involve incisions and tissue manipulation, a liquid facelift utilizes injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators to sculpt and enhance facial contours. These injectables, such as Restylane and Botox, are strategically placed to address specific areas of concern, including fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and sagging skin.

 

One of the most significant advantages of a liquid facelift is its versatility. Unlike surgical procedures that offer limited customization, a liquid facelift allows for precise sculpting and tailoring to each individual’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. Whether targeting nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or hollowed cheeks, injectable fillers such as Voluma and Restylane Defyne, can restore lost volume and create natural-looking results.

 

Moreover, the procedure is performed in-office with minimal discomfort and downtime. Unlike traditional facelift surgery, which requires weeks of recovery, the non-surgical approach allows patients to resume their daily activities almost immediately, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. While some minor swelling or bruising may occur at the injection sites, these side effects typically subside within a few days, leaving behind a refreshed and revitalized appearance.

 

The liquid facelift offers a transformative solution for individuals looking to rejuvenate their appearance without the downtime and risks associated with surgery. By harnessing the power of injectable fillers and neuromodulators, this non-surgical procedure can turn back the clock and restore youthful radiance with precision and natural-looking results. If you’re considering a liquid facelift, call us today to discuss your options and embark on the journey to a more youthful, refreshed look.

 

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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.

 

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Unveiling the Art of Beautiful Lips: Enhance Your Smile with Fillers

Full, well-defined lips have long been associated with youth, sensuality, and beauty. The allure of beautiful lips lies not just in their plumpness but also in their harmony with the overall facial features. For those seeking a subtle yet transformative enhancement, lip fillers such as Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Kysse can help achieve the perfect pout.

 

Elements of Beautiful Lips:

 

  • Volume and Symmetry: Beautiful lips strike a balance between volume and symmetry. Fuller lips, particularly in the central and vermilion regions, contribute to a more youthful appearance. Symmetry ensures a harmonious and natural look.

 

  • Defined Cupid’s Bow: The Cupid’s bow, the double curve on the upper lip, plays a crucial role in lip aesthetics. A well-defined and slightly accentuated Cupid’s bow contributes to an attractive and alluring lip shape

 

  • Natural Proportions: Beautiful lips align with the natural proportions of the face. The upper and lower lips should complement each other, creating a cohesive and pleasing facial profile.

 

  • Hydration and Smoothness: Healthy, hydrated lips appear more youthful and vibrant. Smoothness in texture adds to the overall allure. Lip fillers can address both volume and hydration concerns.

 

Transformative Power of Lip Fillers:

 

Lip fillers, typically made of hyaluronic acid, offer a non-invasive solution to enhance the beauty of your lips. Here’s how:

 

  • Customizable Enhancement: Lip fillers provide a customizable approach to lip augmentation. Skilled practitioners can tailor the treatment to your specific goals, whether you desire fuller lips, improved symmetry, or enhanced definition.

 

  • Natural-Looking Results: Modern lip fillers are designed for natural-looking results. The goal is not to create artificial or exaggerated features but to enhance your unique beauty while maintaining the natural movement and expressions of your lips.

 

  • Gradual Build up: Lip fillers allow for a gradual build-up of volume. This means you can start with a subtle enhancement and gradually increase volume over subsequent sessions, ensuring you achieve the desired look without a sudden, drastic change.

 

  • Minimally Invasive: Lip filler treatments are minimally invasive, involving simple injections. The procedure is quick, and most individuals experience minimal discomfort. There’s little to no downtime, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.

 

  • Versatile Solutions: Lip fillers can address various aesthetic concerns, including volume loss, fine lines around the lips, asymmetry, and lack of definition. The versatility of fillers makes them a versatile tool in achieving your ideal lip appearance.

 

Call us today to learn how you can enhance the natural beauty of your lips.

 

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.

 

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When to Start Injectables: A Guide to Timing Your Cosmetic Journey

Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers have become increasingly popular for achieving a youthful and refreshed appearance without the need for surgery. But when is the right time to start considering injectables? The answer depends on various factors, including your age, skincare goals, and personal preferences.

 

In Your 20s:

Starting early can be a proactive approach to skincare. In your 20s, you may begin to notice the first signs of fine lines, especially around the eyes and on the forehead. Some individuals opt for preventative Botox or Dysport treatments during this time to reduce the development of more pronounced wrinkles later on. Additionally, dermal fillers can be used to enhance facial contours or add volume if desired.

 

In Your 30s:

As you enter your 30s, you may see more noticeable signs of aging, such as deeper lines and a loss of facial volume. This is a common time for people to consider injectables to refresh their appearance. Botox can smooth out dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Defyne can restore volume and address early signs of sagging skin.

 

In Your 40s and Beyond:

By your 40s, the natural aging process becomes more apparent. Many individuals choose to embrace injectables to maintain a youthful look. Botox and Dysport can effectively target wrinkles, while dermal fillers can provide a subtle lift and restore facial contours. Combining these treatments can yield impressive results while still appearing natural.

 

The decision of when to start injectables is a personal one, and it’s important to note that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond, injectables can be a valuable tool in your skincare arsenal, helping you maintain a youthful and refreshed appearance. Ultimately, the right time to start is when you feel it’s right for you and your individual skincare journey.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Don’t Forget Those Hands

You may have taken care to keep your face and body looking youthful, but the telltale signs of aging happen in places that we might forget. Hands, even though we use them and see them all of the time, are one of the most overlooked spots for cosmetic treatment. Because they are so active and exposed to the elements, and because the skin is so delicate, hands are prone to sun damage, wrinkles and discoloration. Often, they can make you look older than you are.

 

There are a number of effective techniques that can help rejuvenate your hands, improving the quality and texture of your skin, while decreasing the wrinkling and prominent veins. If you’ve noticed prominent veins and tendons because of volume loss, or wrinkly and thin skin, or age spots, we have several techniques that can help.

 

First, injectable fillers may be used in various locations on the hands to plump and reshape sagging or loose skin. For fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage or irregular pigmentation, we offer non invasive treatments like Fraxel DUAL and Thermage CPT.

 

Mid-summer may be an optimal time for these quick and easy hand rejuvenation treatments. Call our office for a complimentary consultation, and we’ll devise a plan just for you.

 

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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.

 

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Men Are Body-Conscious, Too

When people talk about body image, we often assume that they are referring to women. But men experience similar insecurities about their physical appearance, according to many studies published worldwide.

 

Many men worry about beer bellies, love handles, man “boobs” and hair loss, among other issues associated with aging.

 

More than four in five men (80.7 percent) talk in ways that promote anxiety about their body image by referring to perceived flaws and imperfections, compared with 75 percent of women, according to a study from the University of the West of England. The study also revealed that 23 percent of the surveyed men didn’t go to the gym because they were concerned about their appearance and 63 percent thought that their arms and chests were not muscular enough.

 

A study in 2016 by Chapman University researchers, published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, showed that:

 

  • About 25 percent of the men were dissatisfied with their appearance, compared to about 28.5 percent of women.
  • More than half of the men had gone on diets in the past year, and nearly 42 percent were unhappy with their weight.
  • About 37 percent did not like the condition of their muscle tone.
  • About 69 percent felt judged on their looks and felt pressure from magazines and television to have a slimmer and more muscular body.

 

So, if you are male and concerned about your body shape, you are not alone. It’s likely that you

have dieted and spent hours in the gym. Sometimes, these tactics are not enough for certain trouble spots or for men of certain ages.

 

In our offices, one of the most popular procedures for men is SmartLipo Triplex, particularly for the neck, abdomen and breast area. SmartLipo Triplex is a minimally invasive method for removing unwanted fat and sculpting areas of the body that you’d like to change.

 

We also find that Kybella is effective for reducing the double chin, a common male problem that often resists diet and exercise. This procedure slims and contours the area below and around your chin and neck, without surgery.

 

You may also be concerned about the effects of aging, sun damage and stress, all of which can negatively impact how you feel about yourself at home and at work. Many male patients come see us for Botox, particularly for their foreheads and crow’s feet, and for dermal fillers that minimize the folds around their noses and corners of their mouths. Some of these fillers include BeloteroJuvedermRestylane LyftRestylane Silk and Radiesse. Also, to decrease wrinkles and sagging on the face and around the eyes, many men come to us for Thermage CPTInfini and Fraxel Repair Laser Treatments.

 

If you’re not entirely happy with how you look, don’t hesitate to call our office for a complimentary consultation. We’ll try to help you look and feel your best.

 

See you soon.

 

Tracking Changes In Your Skin

It seems that summer just began and now, Labor Day is a few weeks away. 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.

 

Less Lip, Please

Like fashion, there are trends in our practice, too. For a time years ago, people wanted the puffiest lip possible, and many of them got what they wanted, even if the results were unnatural and overdone. These days, subtlety is everything, and the lips are a case in point.

 

Many of you, when you come to my office, are concerned that your treatments will be obvious. One of the biggest giveaways is the lip that is too full for the face.

 

My guiding principle has always been “less is more.” Much more. When it comes to restoring lips to their youthful state, this approach is essential. My method has three parts: Define, shape and add volume.

 

Lips tend to thin out and lose fat as we get older. To give them the appearance that they once had, or to plump lips that are naturally thin, I use dermal fillers in small specific ways to create subtle changes that provide maximum visual impact. The secret is balance. If any part of the lips is too fat or too thin, your entire face will look strange.

 

First, I define the edge between the top lip and the skin above it, beneath your nose. Then, to reshape and plump the upper lip, I make tiny injections in key spots. The upper lip should have variation across the lower border and a bow across the top.

 

For the lower lip, which typically has a uniform shape all the way across and a little extra volume in the middle, I look at all the angles. From the side, the lip shouldn’t extend out too far or appear puffy. From the front, there should be a touch of extra height.

 

A variety of lip injection options are available to you, and the results should last from several months to a year, depending on the type of filler that we use. We like to use the hyaluronic acid fillers Restylane, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk, Belotero Balance,Volbella and Juvederm.

 

The injections take only a few minutes, and you should be able to go back to your normal activities right after the procedure. 

 

If you’d like to talk with us about your lips, or any other concerns, call our office today for a complimentary consultation.

 

See you soon.

 

 

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