Month: January 2018

Oily Skin? Here Are Some Remedies You May Want to Consider

Oily Skin? Here Are Some Remedies You May Want to Consider

If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be hard to manage oily skin. Not only that, you may even cause breakouts and extra sensitivity if you try to manage your skin the wrong way. Some over-the-counter products include harsh chemicals that cause too […]

Injectables — a Crash Course 

Injectables — a Crash Course 

Because there are 22 FDA-approved fillers, choosing the right one to tackle your specific aging concern can feel overwhelming. The following are basics that can be helpful for you to know about fillers, including what is best suited for the aging issue that has you […]

Belotero and Botox Work Well Together 

Belotero and Botox Work Well Together 

For a number of years, Botox has been known as the gold standard for treating lines and wrinkles, but there are a number of doctors exploring alternatives. Maybe you’ve been considering Botox or other neurotoxins, but you’re afraid of having a face that looks “frozen”. Many people are.  

According to dermatologist, Dr. Howard Liu, some facial rejuvenation can appear unnatural when the upper face is too “frozen” and the lower face is out of proportion because it has too much filling. Some fillers even cause a blue discoloration when they are injected too close to the skin’s surface.  

Belotero was created in part for treating superficial wrinkles and fine lines. Even though it’s considered “off label” use, some doctors say that it can be difficult to get consistent results using only Botox for treating, for example, the etched lines of a forehead. Belotero can be injected superficially without the risk of showing up under the surface of the skin because it’s light and thin.  

A large number of patients complain that they can still see lines on their skin after they’ve received Botox alone. For these cases, many doctors use Belotero in conjunction with Botox for treating creases and lines. So, Belotero isn’t necessarily a competitor of Botox — it can work very well with it. 

Do you think you may be a good candidate for Botox or Belotero? Schedule a consultation today and we can determine your best treatment options.  

A Butt Lift Can Enhance Your Already Beautiful Curves 

A Butt Lift Can Enhance Your Already Beautiful Curves 

As a person ages, they often experience their butt becoming flatter and/or saggier than in years past. This is often because of lifestyle habits, childbirth, or aging. Fortunately, there is a solution for this problem — the Sculptra Butt Lift. It’s a treatment that can augment and lift the […]

Botox Helps Improve a Gummy Smile 

Botox Helps Improve a Gummy Smile 

Do you desire a smile that shows off less gums and more teeth? You may have what is called a “gummy smile”. This happens when a person smiles and their lip rises too far above their upper teeth, which shows off their gums. This may […]

Can Your Droopy Lids Be Helped Through Diet? 

Can Your Droopy Lids Be Helped Through Diet? 

Do you have eyelids that droop? This condition is medically known as “ptosis” and results when the muscles that lift and lower your eyelids are weakened. Either one or both of your lids might be drooping and this can disrupt your vision if it is severe enough. This may even mean you need an eyelid surgeon to tighten and lift the lids so you can see properly. Changes in your diet, like following an anti-inflammatory diet, are not known to benefit the treatment of ptosis. However, it could help prevent or reduce chronic inflammation that might lead to you developing droopy lids in the first place.  

The levator muscles that are responsible for blinking and for your eyelid position may become weak as a result of the natural aging process. Sometimes the issue occurs before birth. That is, a child can have congenital ptosis. There are other conditions that might cause ptosis such as brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, or a stroke. 

Doctors frequently recommend anti-inflammatory diets for conditions such as cancer or heart disease. Even though the anti-inflammatory diet does not have a connection that is known to help resolve or prevent ptosis, eating this way can be beneficial in preventing or reducing the effects of chronic inflammation that may lead to droopy eyelids. An anti-inflammatory diet would include the elimination of meat, high-fat dairy products, processed foods and certain oils, and would include many fruits and vegetables, among other specific anti-inflammatory foods.  

Contact your physician if you notice that you have a droopy lids, especially if it’s sudden change– this could indicate a serious condition, such as a stroke. Either immediately contact your doctor or seek emergency treatment. Because a strict change in diet can impact your overall health, make sure to consult your doctor before you begin eliminating or including certain foods. 

Why Kybella Is Often Preferred Over Liposuction 

Why Kybella Is Often Preferred Over Liposuction 

Kybella is fairly new, but the chances are good that you’ve heard of it! It is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that is made for melting away the double chin (also known as submental fat). Up until recently, the only way to eliminate the double chin […]

Chin and Neck Fat Are a Concern for Many 

Chin and Neck Fat Are a Concern for Many 

A double chin is not something anybody wants, but some people have them, even if they have a healthy lifestyle. Double chins cause people to look older and heavier than they actually are. But there’s some good news: The FDA has approved the first drug […]

Radiesse Is “TLC” for the Hands 

Radiesse Is “TLC” for the Hands 

Many people have their own anti-aging beauty routine, but they just focus on taking care of their face. Not as many people choose to take care of their hands nearly as much.  

Ninety percent of skin aging indicators (dark spots, wrinkles, laxity) are from the skin’s unprotected exposure to UV rays. The hands are just as vulnerable to photoaging as any other exposed area of the body. The chances are good that you think this rule just applies to the summer, but it’s actually a year-round problem. Just think about how often your hands are on a steering wheel if you drive…the UV rays are constantly penetrating the window, no matter what season it is. When it comes to protection, it is more safer to consider your hands an extension of your face. Use a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher every morning and treat it as if it is hand cream, as well. Reapply the sunscreen every two hours, or after you wash your hands. Make sure it is broad-spectrum, to protect against both UVA and UVB rays 

But what are you going to do about the sun damage that already exists on your hands? Radiesse may be what you are looking for! Radiesse is the first and only FDA-approved product on the market for hand augmentation. It’s made of a substance that naturally occurs in human bones named “calcium hydroxyapatite.” It will fill out your hands to give them a more plump, youthful appearance, while providing a scaffold to stimulate collagen production in your body.  

Radiesse is placed underneath the skin on the backs of your hands and will provide immediate wrinkle smoothing, plumping, and volumizing. The results last from one to two years and the procedure just takes 15 minutes or so; therefore, it can be considered a “lunchtime” procedure.  

Would you like to treat your hands to some Radiesse? Schedule a consultation today and we will discuss your treatment options.   

 

VASER Shape Rejuvenates with Ultrasound Technology 

VASER Shape Rejuvenates with Ultrasound Technology 

Has it occurred to you that you may want liposuction, but do not want to go under the knife or pay the price? There are alternatives. VASER Shape is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that is available for fat reduction, body contouring, and reduction of cellulite. […]