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The Difference of Belotero Balance

When you want to rid yourself of fine lines and wrinkles, you have a lot of options. There are many dermal fillers available that provide varying results for different target areas. Most dermal fillers are not appropriate for the very thin lines near the surface of the skin. Belotero is a unique dermal filler that is not only appropriate for these fine lines, but it also produces amazing, long lasting results.

What Is Belotero?

Like many other dermal fillers, Belotero uses hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and promote collagen production for a smoother, fresher look. Belotero Balance is injected just beneath the surface of the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines on the forehead, smoker’s lines, marionette lines, laugh lines, lips, and mouth. Continue reading “The Difference of Belotero Balance”

3 Surprising Facts About Sculptra

aesthetic medicine tampaSculptra is one of the newest and most technologically advanced dermal filler that we offer. Sculptra works differently than other fillers, with results coming after several treatments spaced out between 9 to 12 weeks. The results that people are enjoying with Sculptra are undeniable. Celebrities such as Mackenzie Phillips swear by Sculptra. Here are three things you might not have known about this dermal filler.

Good for More Than Just Wrinkles

The signs of aging that most people are concerned with are lines, folds, and wrinkles. Sculptra works to reduce the appearance of mild to deep nasolabial folds, often called laugh lines. You will also notice that your skin is smoother and plumper than it was before the treatments. Yet what you may not be aware of is that your skin is actually healthier, better moisturized, and easier to keep clean and oil free after these treatments. This is because Sculptra stimulates and perpetuates collagen and elastin production in the skin, which makes it as healthy and youthful as it was years ago. Continue reading “3 Surprising Facts About Sculptra”

Firm and Tighten Your Skin with Accent Laser Therapy

Pregnancy, changes in weight, and aging can all result in loose or flabby skin, stretch marks, and other signs that your skin has lost elasticity. Diet and exercise alone often will not tone this loose skin. There are several possible treatments, but if you are looking for a noninvasive, pain free way to tighten your skin without downtime, Accent Laser Therapy might be a great option for you.

What is Accent?

Accent is a type of laser therapy that uses radiofrequency to heat the skin. It is applied with a wand-like tool by a licensed and certified healthcare professional. The treatment works by heating the skin, causing the production of new collagen. Collagen is the nutrient in your body that produces new skin cells and makes the skin tight, firm, and supple.

What Results Can You Expect?

Accent can provide some dramatic results. However, it is not a miracle. If you have severe flabs of loose skin due to extreme weight loss, a surgical lift may be more appropriate. Yet if you have mild to moderate problems with elasticity in your skin, Accent Laser Therapy can tighten the skin significantly for a dramatic if not perfect improvement. Continue reading “Firm and Tighten Your Skin with Accent Laser Therapy”

What to Expect from Coolsculpting

girlCoolsculpting is a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure for removing stubborn fat. It has become increasingly popular in the last five years, and for good reason. Many people are happy with their results. Here’s what you need to know about Coolsculpting and what to expect when you have your treatment.

The Procedure

Coolsculpting is really a very simple procedure that does not take much time. We will apply a gel pad and applicator to the area. The applicator delivers controlled cooling to the fat in the target area. They will move the device over your skin while using suction and cooling technology. The entire procedure takes one to three hours depending on the target area or areas.

You may experience some feelings of pulling or pinching during the procedure, but for the most part there is no pain or discomfort. After the treatment you will be massaged in the treated area to relieve some of the discomfort and to break up frozen tissues so that eliminated fat cells can be dissolved and eliminated from the body naturally. Continue reading “What to Expect from Coolsculpting”

Restylane for Men and Women: Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Both men and women experience volume loss in the face that can cause fine lines and wrinkles. While dermal fillers are often marketed to women, men too can greatly benefit from fillers, particularly Restylane. Restylane has many benefits as a dermal filler that can give you a more youthful appearance.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid to plump the face and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Restylane can be used to target numerous areas, such as folds around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to reduce bags under the eyes or to plump the lips and eliminate wrinkles around the mouth. Continue reading “Restylane for Men and Women: Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles”

Botox vs. Dysport: What You Need to Know

Most people have heard of Botox, even if they have never tried it for themselves. Dysport is a lesser known and newer alternative to Botox that is very similar with some differences. There have been a lot of studies into both Botox and Dysport, but these studies have not seen a conclusive winner in the debate. Both Botox and Dysport are highly effective for many people. Here’s what you need to know about them so you can make a decision about which one you will use to smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles.

Similarities

Botox and Dysport both use the neurotoxin Botulinum Type A to relax the muscles of the face that cause lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), brows, and forehead. Both Botox and Dysport have been shown to be effective in this endeavor, although they both have varying evidence in duration of results. Both injectables are completely safe, FDA approved, and last a minimum of three months. Continue reading “Botox vs. Dysport: What You Need to Know”

Combining Facials with Dermal Fillers for a Refreshing Look

Many women turn to facials or dermal fillers to improve their appearance, but often, the benefits of combining these two procedures is overlooked. Facials and dermal fillers each have their own purpose, but when they are combined into one session, you can reap tremendous benefits for your skin’s youthful appearance.

Facials

There are a number of different facials available. Which facial you choose will depend on your skin type and the goals you have for your skin. All facials will leave your skin exfoliated, moisturized, and radiant. Some facials can also help to tighten the skin and give it a more youthful appearance. Continue reading “Combining Facials with Dermal Fillers for a Refreshing Look”

Reduce Acne Scars and Wrinkles with Skin Resurfacing

As we age, our skin goes through stages of damage. You may experience sun damage, damage from acne, or simple aging. There are a number of treatments available for smoothing out the skin and giving it a fresh, radiant look, but one of the best options for skin resurfacing is microneedling. Microneedling is a minimally invasive, all natural procedure that can smooth out skin and give it a more youthful appearance.

What is Microneedling?

Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, microneedling does not remove any layers of the skin. Instead, a pen with many small needles is applied to the face or target areas. The small punctures do not cause pain or bleeding, but they do stimulate the skin’s repair response. As the needles puncture the skin, the body is prompted to produce more collagen and elastin to repair the skin. This collagen and elastin will firm up your skin, making it radiant and glowing, and smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Continue reading “Reduce Acne Scars and Wrinkles with Skin Resurfacing”

How IPL Laser Treatment Can Replenish Your Skin

Aging, skin conditions, sun exposure, and other events can discolor your skin, make the tone uneven, or produce fine lines and wrinkles. While there are many treatments for making your skin look fresh and young, the best treatment available for evening skin tone and resolving blemishes is IPL laser treatment. Learn what it is, how it works, and why you should try it.

What Is an IPL Laser?

The IPL laser is intense pulsed light laser. The focused pulsed light is directed at the target areas of the skin. This laser is able to lighten skin without affecting the healthy skin around the target area. It is safe for most skin types, and does not take long to complete. Results take 3 to 10 days and vary by individual.

Your IPL Treatment

IPL treatments are usually very quick and painless appointments. Your treatment will begin with a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, it will seem as though you have a mild sunburn. Your skin will darken and flake off, with the desired results sometimes taking 3 to 10 days as the skin recovers. You may notice some immediate effects of blemishes caused by blood vessels immediately in some cases. Most people who benefit from IPL laser treatment only require one session to get the desired results. Continue reading “How IPL Laser Treatment Can Replenish Your Skin”

Top 3 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

Summertime is a great time to get outdoors, have outings with friends and family, and enjoy vacations. Through all of the activity, you want to look and feel your best. Getting your skin ready for summer now will ensure you look beautiful and refreshed at all your summertime events. There are three great ways to prepare your skin for summer.

Facials

We offer many different types of facials to suit every skin type. There are facials designed specifically for rejuvenating and cleansing the skin, facials to fight acne, and facials to help your skin appear tighter and firmer. The Vitamin C facial is a great way to get nutrients into the skin to protect it in the summer breeze and sun. Continue reading “Top 3 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer”