The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name BOTOX®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck caused by the action of the underlying muscles. BOTOX® blocks the nerve impulses to these muscles, temporarily paralyzing them and giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. BOTOX® is also effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. BOTOX® typically lasts from two to six months with an average of around four months.
Young skin is smooth and elastic. As we age, our skin loses its support due to aging, gravity, sun damage, and loss of volume, causing fine lines, creases and wrinkles.
Fortunately, we have several different treatments available to address these problems. Restylane® and Juvéderm® are two products that fill in these wrinkles with a natural substance in our body called hyaluronic acid. This substance is lost as we age, contributing to facial wrinkles and creases. Restylane® has been used since 1996 and is an excellent method to soften creases and wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane® is also a great way to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the lip and give a fuller lip. The results typically will last up to six months. This treatment is performed in the office, generally taking approximately fifteen minutes.
Juvéderm® is the newest hyaluronic acid based product that has been available since January 2007. This product has a cost similar to Restylane® and it is reported to last as long if not slightly longer than Restylane®. This treatment is performed in the office, generally taking approximately fifteen minutes.
Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer or liposculpture, is a surgical procedure that involves restoring lost volume in the face with the patient's own fat, taken from the abdomen, thighs or other areas. This procedure is effective in treating sunken cheeks, facial lines, acne scars and other areas of lost volume that have developed as a result of aging, sun damage and other conditions.
Unlike fillers and other volume-enhancing treatments, fat grafts are taken from the patient's own body, and as a result cannot cause an allergic reaction. The fat is naturally accepted by the body. Autologous fat grafts also last longer than synthetic materials.
During the fat grafting procedure, fat is harvested from the donor area by inserting a cannula and suctioning out the fat, similar to liposuction. This is done under local anesthesia to minimize any potential discomfort. The harvested fat is then purified so that only the fat cells are grafted. Once the fat is ready to be placed, it is injected into the targeted area through a cannula until the desired appearance is achieved.
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in your doctor's office or a surgical facility. Because of the different aspects involved, treatment time can vary significantly depending on each patient's individual procedure.
Patients may experience mild swelling and bruising after the fat grafting procedure, which can be minimized by icing the area. Fat grafts usually last longer than fillers and other volumizing treatments, and are considered safe for most patients since no foreign material is being injected into the body.
While fat grafting is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any type of procedure. Some of these risks may include:
These risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced doctor to perform your procedure, and following his/her instructions after surgery. To learn more about the fat grafting procedure, call us today to schedule a consultation and find out whether or not this procedure is right for you.
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NIA24 Skin products are designed to effectively prevent and repair sun damage through a wide range of cleansers, scrubs, sunscreen and strengthening and recovery complexes. These products release Niacin (vitamin B) continuously into the skin to build natural barriers that effectively protect against sun damage. Any current signs of sun damage are significantly reversed, resulting in skin that is rejuvenated, younger and stronger than ever!
NIA24 products are ideal for any patients with early signs of aging who want to reverse these effects before they become more prominent. Patients undergoing serious skin care procedures can benefit from the strengthening powers of these products as well. This advanced line of products noticeably improves skin texture, wrinkles, sun damage and the overall appearance of the skin.
Restore your skin with microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical way to repair and restore your skin to its youthful appearance. This FDA approved treatment is a progressive method of refining the texture of your skin while tightening the layers below the surface. This procedure is good for the following: maintaining healthy skin, age spots, acne scarring, sun damage, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, improving skin texture, treating large pores, fine lines and wrinkles as well as scar resurfacing.
Microdermabrasion works by bombarding the skin with a stream of multi-faceted crystals used to exfoliate and soften the outer layer of the skin. The skin responds to this treatment by producing fresh cells, rejuvenating the skin and restoring it to a more youthful appearance.
After your treatment, we recommend a moisturizer with a sunscreen. A series of treatments, usually 4-8, gives the best results. Treatments are usually scheduled 7-14 days apart to allow for maximum rejuvenation.
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