Skin Rejuvenation with Micropen uses very fine needles and is clinically proven to promote skin stimulation and skin rejuvenation. There is no thermal component to microneedling, unlike any light based technology so there is no skin burning and skin coagulation. The eDermastamp uses vertical penetration into the skin to create infusion channels to instantly allow the infusion of vitamins, minerals and hydration with injection grade mesotherapy serums.
If you’re looking for a wrinkle filler that provides long lasting wrinkle correction please contact us for more information about Bellafill. If you have used temporary wrinkle fillers in the past, then you know that they are eventually absorbed by your body and require frequent repeat injections to maintain the results you’ve come to love.
The American Society of Plastic Surgery has released statistics that state Botulinum Toxin was ranked the most often requested non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2001, with over 1.5 million Americans treated, and the numbers have steadily grown since that time, by 2003 it’s use increased over 3000%. It has been used for cosmetic procedures since the late 80’s with no significant side effects and very short, if any, recovery or down time. The effects of Botulinum Toxin last, on average, 4 months, and some clients that have been treated for several years report it lasting longer, often up to twice as long. Some myths associated with Botulinum Toxin are:
- Botulinum Toxin A is a poison: False, it is not a live bacteria, but a purified protein.
- Botulinum Toxin A will cause me to loose sensation or feel numbness where injected: Botulinum Toxin does not affect the sensory nerves. The proteins saturate the receptors on the muscle that it is injected into and prevents the chemical message from the brain to the muscle from occurring, thereby preventing the muscle contraction. When the muscle does not contract, the skin does not wrinkle, and the lines smooth out over time.
In addition to Botulinum Toxin and fillers for wrinkle reduction, excellent skin care maintenance at home and monthly visits to your chosen provider for medical dermatologic skin evaluation & chemical peels are imperative for keeping wrinkles to a minimum, preventing new wrinkles from forming and maintaining overall skin health. Optima Medical Hormone Replacement & Aesthetic Center offers free consultations for skin evaluation and treatments, injectables for wrinkle reduction as well as other interventions named above for maintaining youthful, vibrant, healthy, wrinkle free skin! All medical procedures, evaluations and treatments are performed by a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with specialized training in the fields of skin rejuvenation and medical aesthetics.
Anti-wrinkle Treatments: Dispelling the Myths
Often, when we think of medical cosmetic/aesthetic enhancement, we are bombarded with fears, questions, speculation, and sometimes even negative comments from friends or family regarding the safety and efficacy of these types of treatments. What is in the drugs? Are they poisons? Are there side effects? What if I don’t like the results? What can I expect if I decide on a treatment and how can I know if the practitioner I choose is proficient in this area? This article is meant to address some of these questions and provide you with the knowledge to move forward if you decide to explore the benefits of medical aesthetics.
Juvéderm Ultra®, Juvederm Ultra Plus® Dermal Filler
The aging process reduces approximately 1% of our dermal (under the skin) collagen per year and with it hyaluronans, or Hyaluronic acid (HA), this phenomenon increases after the age of 50. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms and its primary function is to provide volume and pliability to skin and is crucial for new cell growth. As we age, the skin cells ability to produce HA is lost and the size of the molecules also decreases so it does not hold water as well, hence the sagging or drooping of the skin, namely around the nose and mouth (also known as nasolabial folds) and jowls. A primary characteristic of HA is its ability to hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. This characteristic makes it an ideal filler because as the body breaks down the HA over time, the remaining product continues to attract water from the body, which in turn allows the shape and volume to be maintained until it is completely gone.