Month: December 2017

Show Off Some Cleavage With a Vampire Breast Lift 

Show Off Some Cleavage With a Vampire Breast Lift 

You may have thought about breast augmentation before, but don’t want to go through surgery or deal with the expenses that it would involve. You are in luck because you actually don’t need surgery to get a lift. The Vampire Breast Lift is a non-surgical, […]

Lipodissolve May Be Just the Option for You! 

Lipodissolve May Be Just the Option for You! 

Lipodissolve is a treatment made to eliminate unsightly and unwanted small to medium sized deposits of excess fat. It is a non-surgical procedure, so it is not as invasive as regular liposuction. This is an outstanding option for those who do not want to go […]

Are You Ready for Radiesse Hands? 

Are You Ready for Radiesse Hands? 

The areas of your body that show aging the soonest are those which are exposed to the sun most often. This means the skin on the face and the hands. Much attention is focused on erasing years from the face by using dermal fillers, chemical peels, Botox, and much more. But what about the hands?  They are often neglected! They will quickly give away your age, no matter how well you maintain your face. Hands that are wrinkled and spotted can make someone look older even if they have a young-looking face. The use of Radiesse to address the needs of aged hands might be the ideal option for you.  

Radiesse injected into the hands can cost approximately (on average) $600-$800 for a syringe, and it is common for each hand to need one syringe that is 1.5 ml. The treatment lasts about one year. Some professionals recommend coupling Radiesse treatments with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments first for the most youthful look. It’s very important to be sure that your injector knows what they are doing and that they are well-trained because injection into the hands can bring on a few potential issues that are not necessarily present in the face.  

What are the potential complications? The backs of the hands have tendons and veins and an injection into a vein can lead to emboli (the product ends up outside of the hands) and when injected into a tendon it can cause it to become weak and maybe even lead to a ruptured tendon. No one wants that! 

Are you interested in Radiesse for the hands? Schedule a consultation now and we can determine whether you are a good candidate for this amazing treatment! 

4 Facial Sagging Prevention Tips

4 Facial Sagging Prevention Tips

One sure sign of aging is when your skin combats gravity and loses. There is not a lot you can do to stop this, unless you find an awesome plastic surgeon. But there are a variety of preventative procedures that might slow the skin sagging […]

Botox Can Help Your Neck Appear More Youthful 

Botox Can Help Your Neck Appear More Youthful 

Botox is a popular treatment that was made well-known by how amazing it is when it comes to reducing and even eliminating forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. Increasingly, though, Botox is being administered by professionals into other areas of the body. For example, one area […]

6 Reasons Why Juvederm Is So Popular 

6 Reasons Why Juvederm Is So Popular 

The chances are very high that you’ve heard about Juvederm! It is the perfect selection for when you want to walk into a room and make heads turn! Want to know how it does that? Keep reading to learn six reasons why Juvederm is so popular.  

It Brings Back Youth
Everyone’s a kid at heart. Juvederm can help bring back that youthfulness that is naturally lost in the aging process. Juvederm will slow down the aging and prevent wrinkles, so you can look just as young as you feel.  

It Can Round Out the Face
Juvederm has the ability to put youthful curves back to your face. Fullness of the face implies youthfulness and beauty can be found in roundness. In aesthetic beauty, balance and symmetry are important, and rounded features can help with that.  

It is an Outstanding Filler  
It can help fill in those frown lines or marionette lines that show up at the sides of your mouth as you get older. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is arguably most popular for filling in unwanted creases.  

It is Smoothing
Juvederm will smooth different areas in the face, which gives many people more confidence (adding to youthfulness).  

It is Plumping
Juvederm will plump up your cheeks and lips for a fullness that shouts youth. It adds just the perfect amount of fullness to the dermis.  

It is Lifting
As we get older, gravity takes over and things begin to slow down and sag. Juvederm can be used to lift areas of the face and make them look more youthful and perky. Sometimes a downturned mouth makes a person appear as if they are constantly pouting or frowning, which is not the best look. Juvederm can be used to lift up the cheeks and turn the mouth, which will lead to more smiles.  

Are you interested in Juvederm treatment? Please, schedule a consultation now and we will discuss your options! 

 

Ultherapy Is a Consultation Away 

Ultherapy Is a Consultation Away 

Have you ever thought about receiving a facelift, but you don’t want to go under the knife for results? Ultherapy may be a good option for you. It is a safe and non-surgical ultrasound treatment that can make your face look more youthful and lifted. […]

Smoker’s Lines Can Be Eliminated With Restylane Silk 

Smoker’s Lines Can Be Eliminated With Restylane Silk 

A common complaint from patients is that they develop vertical lip lines over time. These lines are often referred to as “lipstick lines” or “smoker’s lines”, and they’re caused by a variety of factors including smoking, age, genetics, and lifestyle habits that are repetitive. Smoker’s […]

Using Beauty Ingredients Incorrectly Can Add Years to Your Appearance 

Using Beauty Ingredients Incorrectly Can Add Years to Your Appearance 

Nobody wants to hear that the anti-aging products they’re using may be making them appear even older. But it can happen! Fortunately, tweaking how you make use of them can let them do their job. Sometimes swapping in different products is all you need to do. Keep reading to learn more about anti-aging gone wrong and what you can do to prevent that.  

Anti-Aging Cream
If you use it incorrectly, it can actually add years to your appearance. Using too much of this potent product can dry out your skin and have your wrinkles looking more prominent. Avoid this by using no more than a pea-sized amount of retinol cream or serum on your entire face a few times a week. If you don’t notice any irritation, you can gradually add a day per week. But if applying it only a few days a week leaves your skin feeling too tight or dry, speak with your doctor about getting a product with a lower percentage of retinol in it.  

Morning Scrub
If you regularly use harsh exfoliators with ingredients like crystals and ground seeds, it can be too abrasive and lead to chronic inflammation and even accelerate the aging process. Switch to a more gentle cream exfoliant instead.  

Face Wash
It’s best not to use foaming face washes because these products’ high levels of surfactants strip natural oils from your skin and dull your complexion. They also bring attention to small wrinkles you wouldn’t otherwise notice. Use a hydrating cream cleanser with moisturizing ceramides instead.  

Brightening Peel
It’s okay to use these once in awhile, but the results won’t be ideal if you use them too much. Brightening agents such as alpha hydroxy acids and hydroquinone can cause the skin to be more sensitive to damage from the sun. This can result in more brown spots and defeats the purpose of using them in the first place. Choose botanical brighteners that do not come with sun sensitivity as a side effect.  

Toner
This doesn’t just include your toner. It can be any product that contains alcohol, as it can dry out the skin and strip it of oils that provide hydration and keep the barrier between your skin and outside irritants, according to Eric Schweiger, MD, founder and medical director of Schweiger Dermatology Group and The Clear Clinic. Switch to alcohol-free alternatives instead and your face will thank you.