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.

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”