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”

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”

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”

Tighten and Rejuvenate Your Skin with PRP Facials

aesthetic medicine tampaAging often can make skin less elastic or voluminous, and many people attempt to correct this with dermal fillers and other treatments. There is an all-natural, safe, and long-lasting option other than dermal fillers for tightening and rejuvenating the skin. PRP facials are a great new advance in aesthetic enhancement that allow you to enjoy rejuvenated skin naturally and effectively.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. The platelets in your blood carry protein growth factors that help the body produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These three components that are naturally produced by your body help to keep skin elastic, tight, and youthful in appearance. With PRP facials, the platelets in your blood are extracted, concentrated, then injected into the target area to stimulate the production of these three elements.

Why It Works

PRP facials work well for tightening and rejuvenating skin because the PRP therapy helps to stimulate the production of elastin, hyaluronic acid, and collagen. These are what keep skin youthful, tight, and full of volume. Often, clients get the results they are looking for with PRP facials, which are healthier and more natural than dermal fillers. The results can last quite a long time, although individual results will vary. Continue reading “Tighten and Rejuvenate Your Skin with PRP Facials”

Transform Your Lips and Mouth with Volbella

One of the signs of aging that many women notice is their lips become thinner and lines begin to form around the mouth. There have been several dermal fillers used over the years to restore fullness to the lips, but few have had the results that Volbella offers. Volbella is from the makers of Juvederm and Botox, which have excellent reputations. If you are looking for a fuller, less lined mouth, consider Volbella injections.

Ease of Application

Getting Volbella for your lips and mouth is a very easy process. Your appointment can take place during an afternoon or on a long lunch. The entire procedure only takes about 20 minutes. The injection is prepared with lidocaine, so you will experience very little discomfort during the procedure. It is minimally invasive, and you will see results almost immediately. There is no recovery time, and you can wash your face and wear makeup as normal.

Maintenance

One of the things that makes Volbella a great dermal filler for the lips and mouth is that it lasts quite a while when compared with other lip fillers. Your results from Volbella could last up to one year, compared to the six months of other lip fillers. About 80 percent of recipients of Volbella are still satisfied with the results a year later. This makes maintenance of your look almost effortless. Continue reading “Transform Your Lips and Mouth with Volbella”

Everything You Need to Know about Dysport

Dysport is a newer injectable that is often preferred over Botox. While Botox remains the most common injectable to eliminate lines and wrinkles, Dysport can give you similar results at a lower price. If you are considering Dysport, these facts about the injectable may help you make your decision.

Comfort and Amount

Dysport is designed to be a painless solution for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. While Botox will often make you feel pressure in your face while it is working, Dysport does not tend to have this side effect. It can be much more comfortable than Botox.

In addition, less Dysport is required for the same results you can get with Botox. This means that you will have fewer injection sites, decreasing the discomfort of the procedure. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know about Dysport”

CoolSculpting for Men and Women: Target Areas

girlIf you have heard of CoolSculpting, you may be wondering what areas are best for this treatment. There are several problem areas for men and women that are easily treated with CoolSculpting to give you a leaner look. While some areas are common to both men and women, other areas are more specific to one gender or the other.

Common Shared Target Areas

There are several areas that both men and women typically target with CoolSculpting. These target areas can sometimes have stubborn fat that is difficult to lose and keeps clothes from fitting comfortably. These areas include:

  • Stomach or abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Under buttocks
  • Under the neck (double chin)

Continue reading “CoolSculpting for Men and Women: Target Areas”

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.