Many factors contribute to facial lines and wrinkles such as aging, bone loss, sun exposure, smoking and even years of muscle movement. The good news is those lines caused by muscle movement can be improved with neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These products relax the muscles that lead to lines and wrinkles. Over time, if not corrected, scars will form, therefore, it is beneficial to start using neurotoxins before wrinkles become permanent at rest. Some clients are afraid of using a product that has toxin in its name. This is a common comment. Neurotoxins do not contain the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism. Neurotoxins are injected very superficially into the skin, therefore, do not penetrate the bloodstream sufficiently to cause the symptoms associated with botulism. The amount required to cause symptoms of botulism exceeds approximately 100 times the amount injected into the skin during cosmetic treatments. There are many reasons why people should not be afraid of this wonderful low risk treatment. Continue reading “Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin: Which Should I Choose to Erase My Lines?” »
If you are delving into the world of dermal fillers, you will most likely be faced with the difficult task of selecting the filler that will best meet your needs. The FDA has approved a number of dermal fillers in the past few years, which provides you with an abundant yet overwhelming selection from which to choose. Radiesse and Juvederm are two of the most popular fillers because they are effective and capable of addressing numerous signs of aging on the skin. This guide will help you understand the difference so that you can select the best product for your skincare needs. Continue reading “What’s the Difference between Radiesse and Juvederm?” »
Women are more familiar than ever before with cosmetic injectables like Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane that are specially formulated to reverse signs of aging on the skin such as wrinkles, lost volume, and facial folds. As cosmetic technology continues to evolve, new injectables receive FDA-approval on a regular basis. Below you can find a brief description of three injectables you may not be familiar with yet.
There are some aspects of your physical appearance that you can influence through exercise, nutrition, sun protection, and strategic skincare, but other components of physical appearance are simply at the mercy of genetics and age. The skin on the face, in particular, often has a mind of its own as you get older. Many women struggle with loose skin that surrenders to gravity and droops down on the face, but they don’t want to undergo a full surgical facelift to regain their youthfulness. Continue reading “Curious about PDO Threads? How’s the Time to Try” »
Many factors contribute to facial wrinkles such as aging, bone loss, sun exposure, smoking and even years of muscle movement. The good news is that this can be improved with a number of facial fillers also known as injectables or dermal fillers that can provide temporary to long-lasting solutions to maintain a youthful and more beautiful appearance. Some are afraid of such treatments because they are not knowledgeable or afraid to look fake, scared of discomfort or downtime. There are many reasons, but people should not be afraid of this wonderful low risk treatment. Continue reading “What Can Dermal Fillers Do for Me and Which One Should I Use?” »
Loose, sagging skin is a frustrating and unwanted side effect of aging, losing weight, and pregnancy. Fortunately, the technology now exists to achieve long-lasting skin tightening and body contouring without the need for any downtime or invasive surgery. This advanced platform is called the Alma Accent™, and it has the potential to completely transform your body. Continue reading “Tight, Firm Ski Isn’t Out of Your Reach” »
Age impacts the body in a variety of ways, especially on the face in the form of wrinkles, lines, and folds. Fortunately, companies like Allergan have formulated dermal fillers that can subtly, naturally, and effectively replace the facial volume lost with time in order to fill and eliminate unwanted wrinkles. Juvederm Vollure™ XC, which received its FDA approval in March 2017, is the newest addition to Allergan’s Juvederm family of fillers. It is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler using Vycross technology to be FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months.
Dermal fillers have become famous for their ability to immediately add lift and volume to the face, from smoothing away wrinkles to reversing midface volume loss. Many fillers utilize hyaluronic acid and other formulas to deliver these instant results that last between six months and two years before fading. Another dermal filler, Sculptra, recently hit the market and has attracted a loyal following by taking a different path to youthfulness. Continue reading “If You Want a Dermal Filler Different than the Rest, Choose Sculptra” »
You may have heard by now that Juvederm just released its newest FDA-approved dermal filler named Vollure. By utilizing hyaluronic acid with a special VyCross technology, Juvederm Vollure makes it possible to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and wrinkles like never before. In fact, the results are clinically proven to last a full 18 months! This just begins the list of reasons that it’s worth your time to give Vollure a try. Continue reading “Why Use Vollure, Juvederm’s Newest Facial Filler?” »
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