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Why Radiesse is an Amazing Dermal Filler

For nasolabial folds and cheek contouring, there is no better treatment than Radiesse dermal filler. While you have several options for dermal fillers and treatments to erase those laugh lines and plump your cheeks, Radiesse offers many benefits, and other dermal fillers just don’t measure up.

Stimulates Collagen Production

Collagen is the primary protein responsible for the structure of the skin and its connective tissues. As you get older, collagen production slows or stops. This is in part why wrinkles form, and cheeks lose their definition.

Radiesse is unique from other dermal fillers in that it stimulates collagen production. The amazing dermal filler provides results almost immediately. The filler continues to work for you long after it has been injected as the body produces more collagen in problem areas to prevent wrinkles and folds from returning.

Long Lasting Results

Most dermal fillers only provide results for about 12 months or less. Results with any dermal filler are individual and based on several factors. The average duration of a Radiesse treatment is 18 months. This is due to the collagen production that Radiesse stimulates. Other dermal fillers produce limited results because the filler breaks down over time. Radiesse continues working for you long after the injection, which means results last much longer.

Other Benefits

Getting Radiesse in Tampa shares many benefits with other dermal fillers. The treatments do not take long. You can easily schedule the treatment around your lunch break. There is no need to take the day off for treatments. With the use of lidocaine and expert administration by Tampa professionals, your Radiesse treatment will be virtually pain-free. To learn more about what this amazing dermal filler can do for you, contact us today for a consultation.

What You Need to Know About CoolSculpting

girlHave you been struggling with weight loss and looking for new ideas to trim the fat? One option that you may be considering is CoolSculpting. While CoolSculpting will definitely give you a thinner look, it will not deliver the weight loss results you are looking for. This is due to how CoolSculpting works and the body functions.

How Fat Cells Develop and Change

The key to understanding how CoolSculpting works is to understand how fat cells affect weight. As you grow and get older, your body produces fat cells. The number of fat cells you have is fairly set by the time you reach the end of your teen years. If your body isn’t creating new fat cells, why do you gain weight?

Instead of the body creating new fat cells, the fat cells you already have get either bigger or smaller. When fat cells get bigger, you have more weight. When they get smaller, you lose weight. CoolSculpting doesn’t change the size of the fat cells in non-treated areas. What it does do is kill fat cells in the targeted area. Simply eliminating the fat cells in the targeted area is not enough to cause a drop in weight.

What CoolSculpting Can Do for You

If CoolSculpting won’t encourage weight loss, what does it do? The way CoolSculpting works is by freezing fat cells to destroy them. After the treatment, the fat cells will go through a decomposing process until they are absorbed by other cells and eliminated from the body.

CoolSculpting can help you with stubborn fat areas such as the tummy, waist, hips, and thighs. Often, eliminating the fat in these areas can help your clothes fit better and improve your appearance. The scale will stay the same, but you will look and feel thinner. If your doctor is recommending that you lose weight for health reasons, you will still need to seek out appropriate methods for weight loss.

CoolSculpting can help you achieve your goals of fitting into that old dress or your favorite pair of jeans, without diets and weight loss. If you would like to learn more about how CoolSculpting in Tampa can help you with your size goals, contact us today for a consultation.

Why Laser Hair Removal Is Beneficial, Even in the Winter

It may be too cold right now to think about breaking out the bathing suit and heading to the beach or pool but winter is the perfect time to tackle unwanted hair.  The warmer months are right around the corner so now is the time to get your skin ready to bare.

How much do you know about  laser hair removal in Tampa. There are a lot of benefits to undergoing laser hair removal in the winter months rather than waiting for spring to hit. If you schedule your treatments now, you’ll be well prepared when the sun peeks out at last.

Limited Sunlight

Laser hair removal can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays, and it is generally recommended that you stay out of the sun immediately following a treatment. In the winter, this is not a problem at all. You’re spending all of your time either indoors or bundled up against the cold. Limited exposure to the sun is just one reason laser hair removal is preferable in the winter.

Not Pressed for Time

Depending on your individual circumstances and treatment plan, it may take several treatments before your skin is completely smooth. If you wait for spring, you’ll be rushing to get those treatments in as quickly as possible to be ready for summer. By starting in the winter, you can space out your treatments.

Laser hair removal is not instantaneous. It takes time for the hair to fall out. While there are some methods for speeding up the process, such as frequent exfoliation, it is generally recommended to let the process take its course. It is much better for your skin if you don’t try to speed up the process. By getting laser hair removal in the winter, you can stay covered up and take as much time as you need.

Are you ready to start thinking about the beach and sunshine? Get your head start by scheduling a consultation for your laser hair removal in Tampa today.

New Year, New Look! The Benefits of Juvederm

aesthetic medicine tampaAre you unhappy with the image you see in the mirror? When it comes to aging of the skin and facial features, time is not on your side. Laugh lines, marionette lines, and wrinkles can leave you looking much older than you feel. There are a lot of solutions out there, from topical creams to injectables, but success with many of these options is varied or nonexistent.

Juvederm is often your best option for eliminating wrinkles and replenishing volume to your face. This minimally invasive injectable is FDA approved and has helped millions of women look and feel their best. There are a lot of benefits to a Juvederm treatment, with three types available depending on your goals and problem areas.

Virtually Painless

All three types of Juvederm contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. This virtually eliminates any pain that you would have from getting an injection. You will still feel the injection, but it may feel like a tiny prick and possibly some pressure rather than true pain. This makes the process very comfortable. Dr. Hermann is an expert with injectables, and she will be able to administer Juvederm in Tampa with almost no pain.

Long Lasting Results

Juvederm offers fast and long-lasting results. You will begin to see an improvement in your appearance right away, and the effects last for quite some time. The length of time you can go between treatments depends on the type of Juvederm you choose and your own skin’s reaction. Most people who undergo the treatments do not need a booster for at least nine months. For Juvederm Voluma, which adds volume to the cheeks, the results last up to two years.

No Lasting Side Effects

Juvederm is completely safe, as is evidenced by the FDA approval. The only side effects you may have from Juvederm involve the injection site. Some patients have a bit of redness, swelling, itching, or tenderness at the injection site immediately following the treatment. These side effects are not common, and they are short-lived.

Discover how Juvederm can help you look and feel your best. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more about how Juvederm treatments in Tampa can boost your appearance.

The Ins and Outs of Pro-Nox

If you’re sensitive to pain or your nerves are preventing you from committing to a cosmetic procedure, working with a practitioner like Dr. Hermann is your first step toward a successful, comfortable experience. Dr. Hermann offers Pro-Nox to patients who want to be more relaxed and have less pain during their aesthetic treatment.

What Is It?

Pro-Nox is a patient-controlled pain management system that delivers a blend of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide to the brain through a plastic mouthpiece. After just a few in-and-out breaths, you will feel relaxed and ready for your treatment. Patients appreciate that because they know themselves best; they know how much pain relief they’ll need and can stop and start the gas as they require. Self administration of analgesics alone can relieve a lot of anxiety patients have over accepting such treatments. There is no fear of “not waking up,” the treatment wearing off, or being out of control of their pain levels.

The effects of Pro-Nox wear off quickly once administration has stopped. After about 20 minutes, the gas is out of your system completely, so there’s no need to worry about taking extra time off or having someone with you during your cosmetic treatment. Continue reading “The Ins and Outs of Pro-Nox” »

Benefits of Microneedling with PRP

What damage shows on the surface of your skin? Do you have acne scars that never faded, or wrinkles that age you a few years? Whatever skin imperfection you’re tired of seeing, microneedling with PRP can make them disappear.

Microneedling with PRP is a powerful treatment that resurfaces the skin by triggering accelerated healing. Here’s what you should know about preparing for your own Eclipse Micro-Needling skin resurfacing treatment in the New Year.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that creates tiny, controlled injuries to stimulate healing deep in the dermis. This comfortable and simple procedure uses an Eclipse Dermapen with 12 tiny, painless needles. As the Micropen glides across your skin, the points create controlled injuries at various depths in your skin. This stimulates the body’s natural reaction to produce collagen, growth factors, and cytokines to fill and heal the wounds.

Though you can’t even feel the injuries that microneedling creates, those injuries immediately initiate collagen and elastin synthesis that make it possible for the skin tissue to regenerate and heal. Everything from skin tone and texture to wrinkles and pitted acne scars can be treated with microneedling. Continue reading “Benefits of Microneedling with PRP” »

Why Sculptra Is the Perfect Anti-Aging Solution

We live in a society where youth is one of the most highly valued assets. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most difficult to protect. You don’t want to look older than your true age, but the cumulative effects of the sun, stress, environmental toxins, and lost collagen damage your skin.

Thankfully, we have access to simple and safe dermal fillers that can reverse your most unwanted signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance. Sculptra in particular is the perfect anti-aging solution.

Sculptra’s Unique Formula

Sculptra is a liquid solution injected into the face, just like Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers. But rather than providing immediate results that may not look entirely natural, Sculptra works by gradually and subtly adding volume to the face to eliminate signs of aging. It is a long lasting solution rather than an overnight miracle.

This one-of-a-kind anti-aging technique works over time to develop the extra volume needed in the face to restore lost cheek volume, soften harsh cheekbones, contour the jawline, and fill in deep folds that run from the nose to the mouth. Continue reading “Why Sculptra Is the Perfect Anti-Aging Solution” »

Pronox For Pain Control

Whether you’re undergoing laser hair removal or busting unwanted fat with CoolSculpting, you want to guarantee that pain won’t stand in your way. If your minor procedure has the potential to be a painful or emotional experience, you want to manage your pain and anxiety as effectively as possible.

But how? You can’t exactly load up on ibuprofen or take a sleeping pill. ProNox has the answer!

What Is ProNox?

ProNox makes it possible to enjoy a pleasant experience with positive memories, regardless of the treatment you’re receiving. It is a 50/50 blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen designed to interrupt your instinctual fear-pain cycle.

Unlike other pain relief options, ProNox is unique because it’s patient-administered. This helps you feel in total control of your procedure experience. ProNox sets in quickly, so you can trust that any pain or discomfort will rapidly be replaced with relief and comfort. Continue reading “Pronox For Pain Control” »

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Everything You Need to Know

We all want tight, smooth, youthful contours, but what is the best way to get the body that you want? Beyond eating well and exercising regularly, you may also consider cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best.

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are two popular treatments designed to improve your appearance. Here’s everything you need to know about their similarities and differences.

What Is Liposuction? Will It Work For Me?

Liposuction has been used for decades to suction stubborn fat from the body. It isn’t designed to help you lose weight, but instead to remove stores of fat so that you can reach your aesthetic goals.

Traditional liposuction is the original form of liposuction. This procedure uses a cannula to break up your unwanted body fat and suction it out of the body. This is an effective treatment, but you also have the option of the newer Ultrasonic liposuction that emits ultrasonic energy to break up stores of fat instead.

Liposuction certainly has its pros and cons. It usually needs to be carried out under general anesthesia, which makes liposuction a more complex procedure with a distinct recovery period. It can also leave scars and cause infection. Continue reading “CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Everything You Need to Know” »

Want to Look Younger? Juvederm Voluma and Vollure Are Your Secret Weapons

You can’t stop each birthday from ticking by, but you can certainly stop those birthdays from causing your skin to look older. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive facial procedures in the Tampa area, and for good reason. Fillers that utilize the natural plumping capabilities of hyaluronic acid, like Juvederm Voluma and Vollure, have the power to erase unwanted signs of aging and leave your skin looking younger and healthier.

Juvederm Voluma: Redefine Your Cheeks

There is no way to deny that your skin loses firmness, volume, and moisture as you age. This is largely due to a decreased supply of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Without sufficient levels of those essential skincare components, your cheeks start to appear thin and sunken. The good news is that Juvederm Voluma is specifically formulated to combat lost volume in the cheek region. Continue reading “Want to Look Younger? Juvederm Voluma and Vollure Are Your Secret Weapons” »