What Makes Juvederm Volbella different from other fillers?

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Are Needed To See Results?

If you would like to add fullness to your lips, or you’re bothered by the lines that appear around them, now may be the time to consider Juvederm Volbella. But since there are several other FDA-approved lip fillers on the market,you may be wondering what makes Juvederm Volbella different from other fillers.

What is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella XC is a dermal filler by Allergan that is specially designed to augment the lips and soften the appearance of perioral rhytids, which are the fine vertical lines around the mouth.

Several clinical studies have been carried out to verify the safety and effectiveness of Juvederm Volbella. Participants in the trials all noticed an increase in the fullness of their lips, and a reduction in perioral lines. The results lasted through one year in most cases.

What makes Juvederm Volbella different?
The major difference between Juvederm Volbella and the other lip fillers now available relates to its formulation. Volbella is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) using Allergan’s advanced Vycross technology.

Vycross is a special technique that puts together different molecular weights of HA. The resulting product is smoother, so it works remarkably well to augment the lips.
Juvederm Volbella is a thicker formulation of HA, and so less product is used for treatment, resulting in less swelling.

Juvederm Volbella refines and contours the lips, and gives subtle, natural looking results that can last up to 12 months.

Are you interested in plumping your lips? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Boston area, Dr. Sean Doherty is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Doherty at seandohertymd.com, or by calling (617) 450.0070 for his practice in Boston, MA, or (617) 450.0070 and for the office in Brookline, MA.

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments

If you are looking for an effective skin rejuvenation treatment, Fraxel laser resurfacing is a great option. It can reverse signs of sun damage, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. But people considering the procedure are always curious to find out if it takes a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments.

Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment
Fraxel is a fractionated laser that works by creating microscopic injury points in the skin. The laser treats only specific zones of the skin, and leaves surrounding tissue untouched. This helps to speed up the repair process in the treated areas, as it triggers collagen production. The new collagen will fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and also replace scar tissue.

Fraxel is an effective treatment for sun-damaged skin; it also corrects skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and rough texture.

Does it take a long time to heal after Fraxel treatments?
Healing time after Fraxel skin resurfacing varies, as it depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment, and the condition being treated. However, recovery typically takes 7-10 days  (learn more).

There is generally some redness and mild swelling immediately after treatment, and the skin flakes off within 4-5 days. Any redness and swelling after this time can usually be covered with makeup. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for the skin to look normal again.

The skin will be sensitive to the sun for up to 6 weeks after the Fraxel procedure, so patients are advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen when going outdoors.

Are you ready to try Fraxel skin resurfacing treatment? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology located in Irvine, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at totaldermatology.com, or by calling (949) 727-3800.

How does the Profound procedure work to rejuvenate jowls & sagging skin?

rejuvenate sagging skin

When it comes to aging, skin laxity is one of the biggest issues many people have to deal with, but there’s help available. Syneron-Candela, a leading manufacturer of aesthetic devices, markets the cutting-edge skin tightening treatment called Profound, which rejuvenates the face in a single 45 minute session. But how does the Profound procedure work to rejuvenate jowls and sagging skin.

What is Profound?
Profound is a minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) microneedling system that tightens sagging skin especially around the cheeks, jawline, and neck. It is a unique tool that combines RF energy with microneedling technology to contour, smooth, and lift the skin. Profound can be used to treat jowls, the jawline, and wrinkles.

How Profound rejuvenates jowls and sagging skin
Profound rejuvenates the skin using a combination of RF energy delivered at regulated temperatures, and microneedling technology.

The handheld device is fitted with tiny needles that puncture the skin penetrating to the deep dermis, creating controlled micro-injury points. This action triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism, and so it produces new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to fill in these tiny wounds.

When Profound recreates the vital building blocks in the skin, the skin becomes more elastic, so there is less sagging. Profound also makes the skin smooth and taut, so there are fewer lines and wrinkles.

Some results will be noticeable within 4-10 weeks, but final results can take up to 6 months (learn more).

Would you like your skin to be smoother, radiant, and more youthful? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Beverly Hills or Pasadena, CA, Privet Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.privetaesthetics.com, or by calling (310) 860-8915 for the Beverly Hills location, and (626) 537-3737 for Pasadena.

How can I improve my skin this summer without serious downtime or surgery?

Summer is fast approaching, and many people would like to have summer-ready skin, without having to go under the knife. Are you wondering – How canI improve my skin this summer without serious downtime or surgery? If you are, you’ll be excited to find out that HydraFacial can rejuvenate your skin and refresh your look, without downtime.

What is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that hydrates the skin, and also improves its tone and texture. This is especially important for the hot summer months, because the intense summer sun can dry out the skin, and cause premature aging.

HydraFacial is a gentle treatment which is safe for all types of skin, including sensitive skin. It’s the ideal solution for skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, brown spots, and acne.

How HydraFacial improves your skin
Everybody knows that hydration is vital to the health and vitality of the skin. Skin that’s not well hydrated will be dry and irritated, and will also be more susceptible to infection.HydraFacial provides the moisture boost the skin desperately needs to endure the dry summer months.

HydraFacial treatment consists of several phases. The vortex-cleansing and exfoliation tool cleanses the skin to get rid of impurities that can clog the pores, and lead to inflammatory conditions. The vortex-extraction tool sucks out all the debris that was cleared away. The vortex-fusion then infuses the skin with a mix of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and plump the skin.

Are you ready to get your skin summer-ready? Search our directory to find a practice near you.

If you’re in the Irvine, CA area, South Coast Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com or by calling949-701-4454.

Benefits of facial fat transfer

facial fat transfer

If you are looking for a natural way to restore a more youthful face, facial fat grafting is an excellent option. It involves removing fat from other parts of the body and injecting it into the face. But what are the benefits of facial fat transfer.

Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer is an effective way to restore youthful fullness to the face. It can be used to enhance the appearance of areas such as the cheeks, the hollow below the eyes, jawline, and lips. The fat used for the procedure is typically taken from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.

Facial fat transfer is a two-fold procedure, as the surgeon will first perform liposuction in order to harvest the fat from the agreed donor area. The fat is then processed, before being injected into the specific parts of the face that need volumizing.

Benefits

  • Facial fat transfer creates natural looking results. Since facial fat transfer utilizes your body’s own fat, it creates results that look subtle yet natural.
  • Results last a long time. Unlike other temporary facial rejuvenation fixes, the results gained with facial fat grafting are long lasting. The improvement in   techniques in recent years has significantly reduced the breakdown of fat grafts, resulting in permanent improvements in many cases.
  • It’s very safe. Facial fat transfer uses fat from your own body, so there are few risks, and there is no chance of an allergic reaction, as can happen with synthetic materials.

If you are considering facial fat transfer, be sure to choose a physician that has extensive experience performing the procedure.

Clients in Guilford, CT, can contact board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon of The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery.

Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langdon.

How is blu acne treatment different than other acne solutions?

Acne is a problem that affects many teens and young adults, and it’s often difficult to treat. However, if you’ve tried other options without success, the innovative Blu-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is now available for acne. Blu-U is a safe, minimally invasive solution for stubborn acne. But how is Blu acne treatment different from the other acne solutions available.

What is the Blu-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy?
Blu-U is a photofacial therapy that uses blue light combined with a photo sensitizing agent known as Levulan Kerastick, to treat skin conditions such as acne.

How it works
The photosensitizing agent is first applied to the skin, and this helps to make the bacteria more sensitive to the blue light. The narrow band blue light is then delivered to the skin targeting the acne causing bacteria. Blu-U is a relatively painless procedure that takes about 15 minutes to complete. It may require 5-8 treatments to achieve the best results.

How is Blu-U different from other acne solutions?
The results achieved with Blu-U have proven to be far better than those with conventional options such as antibiotics, or topical creams and lotions. Blu-U is different from these acne solutions because it treats acne on multiple levels.

Blu-U kills the p. acnes bacteria that causes acne, clears clogged pores, and decreases the production of oil by the sebaceous glands. Blu-U provides long term reduction in pimples. It is particularly beneficial for treating mild to moderate cases of acne.

Blu-U Treatment in the greater San Diego area
Blu-U Blue Light Photodynamic therapy is available in San Diego, CA at Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista.

Call (619) 651-9651 today, to schedule a consultation with board certified dermatologist Dr. Eugene Nowak.

Where can I get an Ultherapy treatment?

Many people want to turn back the clock and take off a few years, but they don’t want to go under the knife. Instead, they are opting to undergo minimally invasive treatments like Ultherapy. But how does it work, and where can you get Ultherapy treatments.

Where can you get Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. It can help smooth wrinkles,and tighten and firm sagging skin. Ultherapy also gives a subtle lift to the brows, for an overall refreshed appearance.

Ultherapy is effective, because it helps to kick-start the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a key structural protein that the skin needs to maintain its youthful firmness and elasticity. It is naturally produced by the body, but levels fall off as you age.

If you are considering Ultherapy treatment, be sure to visit the offices of a board certified dermatologist to ensure you have a safe and successful procedure.

How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface, targeting the foundational support layers. This is the same area that is addressed during a surgical facelift. The ultrasound energy that is deposited triggers collagen production, and this will cause the skin to gradually lift and tone over the following weeks and months.

Treatment takes 45-60 minutes and most patients only need one treatment to achieve maximum results.

Ultherapy is generally well tolerated, but patients may experience some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

If you want to reduce wrinkles, lift your cheekbones, and tighten your jawline, but don’t want to go under the knife, Ultherapy may be right for you.

Contact Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, Long Beach, CA, to find out more.

Call (562) 997-1144 today to schedule a consultation.

What is a non-invasive solution for skin tightening?

An increasing number of women, and men as well, wishing to tighten and rejuvenate their skin now want to achieve that goal without having to go in for surgery. Fortunately, there are now new skin tightening weapons on the market that are completely non-surgical.  But how do you know what is a really effective non-invasive solution for skin tightening.

Non-invasive skin tightening
Non-invasive skin tightening often involves the use of laser or radio frequency technology to heat and tighten the skin. These procedures are virtually painless, and require little or no recovery time. Non-surgical skin tightening is more effective for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity.

SkinTyte
SkinTyte is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses advanced infrared laser technology to firm the skin, and improve the signs of age. SkinTyte is safe for all skin types, and can be used to tone various parts of the body including the face, neck, arms, and abdomen.

How it works
The SkinTyte laser deep heats the soft tissue, which triggers the skin’s natural healing,and promotes collagen regeneration.Since collagen provides strength and firmness to the skin, collagen renewal helps to tighten things up.

SkinTyte is a comfortable procedure that requires no local anesthetic, and its sapphire contact cooling system enhances safety and patient comfort.

There is no downtime after treatment, so patients can resume their normal routine right away. There is also little risk of any complications.  It typically takes a series of 3-5 SkinTyte treatments to achieve optimal results.

SkinTyte in Newport Beach, CA
Contact the offices of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katharine Nitta, to find out more about SkinTyte skin tightening solution. We would be happy to work out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Call949-722-6644 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nitta.

How does the ExpresS-Lift differ from a traditional facelift?

Are you thinking about a facelift, but looking for a procedure with more natural results and less downtime? You may want to consider the Express-Lift. It will leave you looking refreshed and youthful, and people may not notice you’ve had surgery at all. But how does the Express-Lift differ from a traditional facelift.

Age, gravity, stress, and the environment, all contribute to facial aging. Before you know it deep creases, folds, and wrinkles start to show up on your face. The Express Lift can rejuvenate your facial features. It is especially beneficial for patients in their mid-40’s who would like to improve their appearance, so they look better as they age.

The Express-Lift Facelift
The Express-Lift Facelift can correct a slack jawline, as well as sagging in the midface and neck. The procedure will improve the appearance of your jowls, jawline, chin, and neck.

How the Express-Lift differs from a traditional facelift.

  • Results are subtle and more natural. A natural-looking correction of facial features is achieved with the Express-lift, by lifting the fascia in a more vertical direction.
  • Performed using local anesthesia. The traditional facelift is typically done under general anesthesia.
  • Incisions are shorter when compared to the traditional facelift; therefore the resulting scars are not noticeable.
  • Fewer complications.
  • Recovery time is shorter because there is less bruising and swelling. Swelling often resolves within 4-7 days.

If you live in or around Guilford, CT, contact Dr. Robert Langdon, of the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. The Express-Lift is a signature procedure at Langdon Center, and there are testimonials of patients that have been very happy with their results.

Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langdon.

Is there an ideal time of year to have your moles checked?

If you notice any changes in the moles on your body,it’s definitely worth getting a skin check. Moles that appear darker or look different from the rest should never be ignored, so it’s best to visit a skin clinic if moles appear suspicious.  But is there an ideal time of the year to have your moles checked.

Moles
Moles are darks spots on the skin that develop because of the clustering of skin cells known as melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for making melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. Moles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Common colors include black, red, tan, and brown.

Why it’s important to get your moles checked
Most moles on the skin are harmless, but there are times when a lesion may be a sign of skin cancer. You can assist with early detection by performing regular self-checks.  If you notice any changes in the appearance of existing moles, or if any new ones appear, visit a skin clinic right away.

Is there an ideal time of year to have moles checked?
Some doctors recommend getting moles checked during the winter, because it’s the time of the year when the skin ismostly covered up and often neglected. People are a lot more diligent about sun protection during the summer months, and are alsomore likely to notice any new moles or lesions since the skin is on show. A winter skin check is therefore a good idea, because skin lesions that occur due to sun damage in the summer often take a while to show.

If you need to have a skin check done contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, serving the greater Atlanta metro area. Call today to set up a consultation.