10 September 2015

Too Young For Botox? Maybe Not.

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, the commonly held beliefaxle is to wait until you have signs of aging before beginning treatment. However, it is far more effective to start treating the skin early to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of elasticity and volume. We encourage people to stay out of the sun, quit smoking, and adopt an age management skin care program by the age of 25 because it is easier to prevent premature aging than to correct it. There is even evidence to support the use of Botox early on to prevent or delay the development of fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscular contraction.

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6 August 2015

Rosacea Facts and Fixes

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting more than 16 million adults in the US alone. It is characterized by redness of the face with a tendency to flush easily, tiny red pustules that may resemble acne, and small dilated blood vessels. It mostly affects people of Northern European descent, and is more frequently found in women.rosacea

Though it cannot be cured, rosacea can be controlled and symptoms can be managed. Untreated rosacea generally worsens over time so it is important to take proper care of the condition as early as possible.

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19 June 2015

What Are Dermal Fillers Anyway?

Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injectables used to diminish testimonialsfacial lines and restore volume and fullness to the face. The most popular type are hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells and is a major component of the skin’s connective tissue. It works by absorbing more that 1000x it’s weight in water, therefore hydrating the skin while increasing volume and density.

Areas that are treated with dermal fillers include lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds & marionette lines), tear troughs, cheeks, temples, and lips. The results are immediate and may last from 4 months to 2 years, depending on type of filler and area treated. To  minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream is usually applied prior to the procedure, and some fillers actually have lidocaine (a common numbing agent) in them.

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1 June 2015

MicroNeedling: The Latest Technology in Age Management & Skin Resurfacing


MicroNeedling is Hollywood’s hottest secret! This new innovation in cosmetic medicine has been clinically proven to treat fine lines & wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and uneven texture. During the microneedling procedure, tiny micro-channels are created in the skin that penetrate into the dermis, or inner layer of the skin. These microchannels trigger the release of growth factors within the skin, which in turn increase collagen production, stem cell production, and an overall resurfacing of the skin. The results are nothing short of amazing! 

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18 May 2015

Botox Myths & Facts


There are a lot of myths flying around about Botox, and I’m here to debunk them. Botox is a simple and super effective procedure that turns back the clock for a more youthful, yet natural appearance.  It is used to treat the forehead, in between the brows, and the eye area, and can even be done preventatively. Treatments are not expensive and are typically done every 3-6 months. Botox is injected directly into the muscle where it is completely absorbed. It works by blocking the signal that tells your muscle to contract, therefore holding the muscle in a state of relaxation.

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