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Botox is a natural purified protein that is injected into the specified facial muscles to provide wrinkle reduction and/or improve facial contouring. Skilled dosing and delivery ensures a comfortable experience with optimal and longer lasting results.
Dysport is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines that are associated with muscle activity. It works by relaxing facial muscles on the forehead, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown lines and wrinkles.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. These products have been FDA approved to last up to a year.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It's different than Juvéderm and works on a different area of the face. Juvéderm smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. Juvéderm Voluma XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
Restylane® and Perlane® are natural, injectable fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin. Both are made of non animal-based hyluronic acid which has been modified to last longer than the body's source of hyluronic acid. Restylane can be used to give the lips a plumper look and both products have been FDA approved for severe to moderate facial wrinkles and folds. These products can be used to compliment other fillers as well such as Botox treatments to give a complete, refreshed look.
Restylane® Silk is designed specifically for lips and the lines around them. It's the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth.
As we get older, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape, and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these areas.
Acne affects our skin but also our self esteem. It is most prevalent during adolescence because hormonal changes stimulate the sebaceous glands (oil glands) into producing more sebum (oil), increasing the chance of acne. Breakouts have a lifespan of two to four weeks.
Aging skin droops and develops wrinkles, lines, and furrows. The severity of these changes in an individual depends on genetic tendency, skin phototype, and exposure to environmental factors. Facial lines and wrinkles form because of the following factors: aging process, sun damage, muscle movement, smoking, and gravity. The main culprits are damage due to sun and environmental toxin exposure.
Age, sun exposure, and DNA can cause deep frown lines to form permanently on your forehead between your eyebrows, making you appear continuously stern. Known as glabellar lines, these vertical folds of skin only deepen as your skin loses more and more of its collagen and elasticity with the passage of the years.
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. Left untreated, rosacea tends to be progressive, worsening over time. Rosacea symptoms and signs may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then lessen for a while before flaring up again.
Fat is one of the basic components of the structure of your body. The other components include muscle, water, bone, and your organs. Body fat can be divided into two categories: Essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is necessary for normal, healthy functioning. It is stored in small amounts in your bone marrow, organs, central nervous system and muscles. Storage fat is the other type of body fat. This is the fat you accumulate beneath your skin, in certain specific areas inside your body, and in your muscles. It also includes the deep fat that protects your internal organs from injury. Men and women have similar amounts of storage fat.
Dry skin becomes more common as we age. About 85% of people develop "winter itch," because overheated indoor air is dry. The loss of oil glands as we age may also worsen dry skin. Anything that further dries the skin (such as overuse of soaps or hot baths) will make the problem worse.
The sun has a profound effect on the skin during years of sun exposure. It causes damage and premature skin aging. Almost all major adult skin problems such as fine lines, age spots, dry skin and wrinkles can be attributed more to sun exposure than to natural aging alone. Skin changes that are commonly due to sun exposure include cancer, age spots, sun-induced freckles, actinic keratosis, and moles. Skin texture changes caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation include thickening/thinning of skin leading to course/fine wrinkles, easy bruising, and skin tearing. The sun can also cause other conditions such as permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled appearance.
The normal amount of body hair varies from person to person. Most of the time, a woman only has fine hair, or peach fuzz, above the lips and on the chin, chest, abdomen, or back. If you have coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. Such hair growth is more typical of men. The exact cause is rarely identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many people find it bothersome, or even embarrassing.
A common cause of skin laxity (loose or sagging skin) is aging. As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elastin, the skin's supportive connective tissue, that make it look youthful. Facial muscles also weaken with age which adds to the problem. Getting older means more exposure to the pull of gravity which causes the skin to sag a little further down with each day. Sun exposure is another reason for skin losing its elasticity. The sun's rays damage skin cells which, over time, increase the effects of aging.