Out With the Old, In With the New
The fourth quarter of the year is upon us. It is without question one of the most socially active with endless holiday celebrations and special family obligations. Make this a time where you truly do put the old behind you and welcome the new.
A fresh new look is a great way to greet the holidays and the New Year. With a range of nonsurgical facial treatments, you can have younger, more vibrant facial skin to face all the celebrations. Say “out with the old, in with the new” and schedule the treatment that will make all your holidays brighter.
Review the menu of treatments available, and schedule a consultation right away. Most treatments are immediately visible, while a few require a 24-hour time frame before you’ll want to go out in public.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, crow’s feet, wrinkled lip lines, and neckband creases. Improvements have been reported within just days after treatment, with results lasting from three to six months. The procedure is quite simple and no anesthesia is required, although the area is numbed with an anesthetic cream prior to the injection. You are first examined to determine where to administer the injections by assessing your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals. Several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered directly into the muscles that caused those frown lines between the brows. The procedure is so easy that you can have it done during your lunch break.
Restylane® is a non-animal-based filler that virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. Itis composed of a naturally occurring substance found in the human body (hyaluronic acid). A natural cosmetic dermal filler, Restylane® works by restoring volume that results in a fullness to the skin while lasting longer than any other now on the market. We have seen patients with positive results lasting six months or longer.
JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel, from the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, immediately provides a smooth, natural, noticeable look and feel. Designed to restore youthfulness to skin that has been diminished by age and other skin changes, it is considered the “next generation” dermal filler. Great for smile lines around the mouth. One of its advantages is its pliant gel consistency, which may provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of its more rigid predecessors. The gel is also made of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. The effects can last from six to nine months.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is new on the scene and is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume specifically to the cheek area. As we age, the combination of gravity and loss of facial fat makes cheeks and chins sag. By injecting JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC deep into the underlying tissues, the result is smoother and more defined cheekbones. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can also be used to redefine the chin and jaw area. The treatment can last for up to 2 years, and is only available for patients over the age of 21.
Radiesse® is an innovative filler that has been used for many years in prosthetic implants in dental, facial and orthopedic surgery. The product consists of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a normal constituent of bone and, therefore, does not require allergy testing. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse® is not absorbed by the body. Therefore, there is no need to over-fill the wrinkle. Radiesse® is pre-loaded in syringes for use in treating and correcting your facial lines and other soft tissue defects. First we apply a little topical anesthetic. Then Radiesse® is injected into the wrinkle through a tiny needle placed just under your skin. While the procedure takes about 30 minutes, the results are immediate.
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Some of the treatments may require time to settle in. Be sure to consult with the most reputable plastic surgeon in your area before deciding which procedure or procedures will help you put your best face forward. Wishing you the the most uplifting holiday season ever!