We live in exciting times. We have the ability to erase the effects of time from our faces and bodies through the wonders of cosmetic surgery and a variety of non-surgical procedures. As we begin a new year, we celebrate our health and our continued desire to put our best face forward. With this in mind, I thought it would be a good time to provide a brief overview of some of the exciting, new dermal fillers.
First I want to elaborate on how beautifully Botox® Cosmetic puts off the signs of aging. Botox has been safely used for more than ten years. It visibly smoothes and softens moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet around the eyes, neckband creases and wrinkled lip lines. The procedure is virtually pain-free, with most people experiencing the pinprick sensation of the injection. It is so easy you can have a treatment over a lunch break.
Juvederm®: From the creators of Botox®, Juvederm Injectable Gel is designed to restore youthful skin. Considered the “next generation” dermal filler, it is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in skin helping to add volume and hydration.
Radiesse®: This innovative product is new to the cosmetic procedure world, having been used for years in dental, facial and orthopedic surgery. Radiesse is also made of a substance that occurs naturally in the body, consisting of calcium hydroxylapatite, a normal constituent of bone. It is amazing for filling the folds around the nose. Treatments are performed in our office and take about 30 minutes.
Restylane®: Another cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin. This non-surgical procedure is quick with no recovery time.
If you’ve been dreaming about having younger looking skin, perhaps this New Year will be the time for you to experience the boost in confidence and youthful excitement of one of these non-surgical procedures. When you come to our office and visit with our Nurse, Audrey, she’ll bring you up to speed and help you to decide when it’s time to explore one of the newer procedures.