FACIAL AND LASER SURGERY
For cosmetic use, a doctor injects BOTOX into the facial muscles that cause wrinkling. The drug blocks a substance called acetylcholine and by blocking this substance effectively paralyzes the muscle. This temporary paralysis freezes expression muscles so that the ability to move your muscle may temporarily disappear along with wrinkles. BOTOX is most effective at banishing what doctors call dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those pesky wrinkles that most of us call smile lines and frown lines. After making the same expressions time after time, our skin remembers these expressions even when we are not making them- BOTOX to the rescue. BOTOX effectively banishes smile line, frown lines, crow’s feet and more with results that may last three to six months, depending on the patient.
Injectable fillers are soft tissues, most commonly Restylane, fat or collagen, that can improve skin texture and reduce fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Injecting filler beneath skin raises the skin, resulting in more youthful facial contours and a rejuvenated appearance.
ArteFill was FDA approved in October 2006 for the treatment of nasolabial folds (smile lines) and has also been used off-label for lip augmentation, acne scars, and other wrinkles. ArteFill is a gel filler consisting of millions of synthetic microspheres (polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA) suspended in purified bovine (cow) collagen. ArteFill also contains the local anesthetic lidocaine to reduce discomfort during injection.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that goes beyond filling folds and wrinkles. Radiesse works with your body to stimulate new collagen growth, add immediate volume and deliver a natural look that lasts longer than other temporary fillers. Radiesse works to help you look younger immediately.
Benefits & Features of Radiesse:
- Radiesse is a safe FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look
- Radiesse lasts longer than many other leading fillers
- Radiesse stimulates your body to make new collagen over time
- Radiesse provides immediate results
- Radiesse provides beautiful results with a natural look and feel
Juvederm is an injectible gel dermal filler that instantly smooths your wrinkles. Juvederm is proven to smooth out the wrinkles in the nasolabial folds, or smile lines also known as the parentheses.
Benefits & Features of Juvederm:
- Juvederm treatment takes as little as 15 minutes with immediate results
- Juvederm provides a smooth, natural look and feel
- There is minimal recovery or downtime
- Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.
MICRODERMABRATION – ANTI-ACNE TREATMENT
The quest for clear skin is never ending. Women and men alike, young and old are all conscious about their skin. Often times the age of the person is revealed by the skin, especially on the face. And this makes the dermatologists look for better and effective way to address aging skin, fines lines, wrinkles, brown spots and pigmentation and acne. One of the latest procedures is Microderm Abrasion. Most thankful for the modern skin technology are those who are suffering from acne, and who have acne scars that have tried many different products but have not gotten the results that they would like.
Microderm abrasion is a procedure where the dead and outermost part of the skin (corneum) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion. Microdermabrasion is a system, where mechanical abrasion is done. It allows a jet of inert, natural, mineral crystals of zinc oxide or aluminum oxide crystals, to be brushed onto the surface of the skin where it abrades dry, dead or redundant cell tissue with little trauma. Particles and removed materials are then vacuumed off with the use of a hand piece that looks like a wand, giving a magical finish to the person who has long suffered from bad skin.
A facial is a procedure involving a variety of skin treatments, including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, masks, peels, and massage.