What are neuromodulators and how do they work?
Neuromodulators soften dynamic wrinkles by relaxing overactive facial muscles to yield beautiful, natural results. Dysport® and Botox® are both neuromodulators formed from Botulinum toxin type A that prevent the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in muscle contraction, and relax target facial muscles. When this occurs, the overlying skin is pulled tightly against the face which reduces wrinkles, creases, and fine lines to produce more youthful, firm skin.
What areas can neuromodulators treat?
Commonly treated body areas and skin types with optimal results include frown lines, forehead lines, crepey skin, crow’s feet, lip lines, bunny lines, dimpled chin, gummy smiles, and masseter muscles.
What are the advantages of neuromodulators?
Injecting neuromodulators is fast, a minimally invasive treatment, causes minimal discomfort and requires no recovery or downtime. The skin tightening treatment takes effect in a few days or up to 1-2 weeks and for most patients, it lasts up to 3-4 months.
Who are neuromodulators meant for?
If you’ve already had Dysport® or Botox® and it’s been about 3-4 months since your last injection, if you have bothersome wrinkles, loose skin, or lines, or you just want to prevent them from occurring to maintain your youthful appearance, then you’re probably a great candidate for this skin tightening treatment.
What are dermal fillers and how do they work?
Restylane® and Juvéderm® are the most trusted and time-tested hyaluronic acid (HA) products on the market and are FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your body in many areas including the skin, soft tissue, and joints, and keeps those areas well hydrated by attracting and binding to water in those areas. When injected, these products create a more youthful appearance and improve signs of aging by restoring volume and enhancing the natural contours of your face and other areas.
Other fillers like Sculptra® and Radiesse® work differently than HA fillers by not only restoring volume but also by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen.
What do dermal fillers treat?
Dermal fillers improve the volume, symmetry, youthfulness, and overall appearance of the face, and correct a number of other cosmetic concerns. This is achieved by restoring volume to regions affected by the natural aging process and collagen loss. Treatment can involve adding volume to the cheeks, enhancing and plumping the lips, defining the chin and jawline, filling and smoothing marionette lines (creases running from the sides of the mouth to the chin), filling in hollowness under the eyes and in the temples, correcting crow’s feet and nasolabial folds (creases running from the nose to the sides of the mouth), and for non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job).
Which dermal filler products do we choose?
Based on the patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals, a personalized treatment plan is developed using hyaluronic acid products (Restylane® and Juvéderm®), collagen-stimulating products (Sculptra® and Radiesse®), or a combination of both to achieve optimum results.
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?
Our dermal fillers have been clinically tested, are FDA-approved, and have been found to produce remarkably effective, long-lasting, and safe results. The treatment process is simple, swift, and convenient. Dermal fillers are ideal for patients who desire to improve their appearance without committing to the time, expense, and recovery of an invasive surgical procedure.
PDO threads for minimally invasive facial tightening
What are PDO threads?
PDO (polydioxanone) threads are strong, absorbable, and dependable sutures that have been used for many years for surgery and other medical procedures. Polydioxanone is a biodegradable, synthetic polymer that is FDA-approved for minimally invasive lifting and tightening of the face. Treatment with PDO threads is designed to improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin in the face and neck areas. Some of our patients’ most common cosmetic concerns include sagging cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, neck laxity, drooping eyebrows, and a sagging jawline.
How do PDO threads work?
PDO threads are anchored beneath the skin to instantly lift and tighten the target region of the face. Insertion of PDO threads also results in the stimulation of collagen production within the treated areas. While the body dissolves the threads 6-9 months after placement, the lifting effects produced by the increased supply of collagen to the region typically last at least 12 months or more.
What are the advantages of PDO threads?
PDO threading is a unique and minimally invasive procedure that instantly and effectively lifts and contours the face while avoiding the scarring, recovery, and downtime that often accompanies more traditional and aggressive surgery like facelifts. The PDO thread lifting procedure is simple, performed with local anesthesia only, and done quickly in the office. The results are immediate and last 12 months with additional benefits from the collagen production lasting much longer.
Laser therapy for skin tightening and resurfacing
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is an innovative tightening and resurfacing treatment that restores the skin’s naturally youthful and radiant appearance, rejuvenates the skin’s surface, and reverses signs of aging. Our laser skin technologies give us the ability to correct skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation, sunspots, skin laxity, spider veins, rosacea, freckles, acne scars, and effectively treat and address other types of skin damage on the face, hands, and other areas of the body.
What are the benefits of skin tightening laser therapy?
The advanced laser therapy technologies we use are non-invasive and designed to rejuvenate, heal, and improve the appearance of skin while stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself. Our skin tightening treatments enable you to avoid the discomfort, cost, and long periods of recovery required by other traditional laser therapies (such as CO2 laser therapy) or surgery.
Which laser do we use?
Palomar fractional 1540 nanometer laser is a revolutionary technology that divides light energy into 470 high-precision microbeams. Each beam penetrates into the lower layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and development of healthy new tissue. This treatment improves the appearance of skin by correcting discoloration, texture, and tone. Unlike conventional laser therapies, fractional laser treatment targets smaller portions of the skin thus allowing the skin to heal much more efficiently and reducing recovery time. Multiple treatments are usually repeated several times spaced out over several months to yield optimal skin tightening results.