The aesthetic procedures we are now offering are uniquely designed to address today's most common concerns.
WHAT IS A WRINKLE RELAXER?
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®. Neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make
day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.
WHERE CAN BOTOX-LIKE INJECTABLES BE USED?
Botox-type injectables can help an adult patient of any age improve his or
her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly
concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant. The most
commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features,
such as the following:
• Glabellar lines (a.k.a. “elevens” or frown lines)
• Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
• Forehead creases
• A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin
• “Bunny lines” when you scrunch your nose
TYPES OF WRINKLE RELAXERS:
Botox: Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.
Jeuveau: Jeuveau® stops your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex, temporarily smoothing moderate to severe lines between the brows. This product is known as “ModernTOX or NEWTOX” as its the latest product approved with the FDA. XEOMIN
Xeomin: Xeomin® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the accessory proteins that don't play an active role in treatment. Xeomin® is a highly purified neurotoxin. Studies have not been performed to determine whether the presence or absence of accessory proteins has a longterm effect on safety or efficacy
Chemical peels: improves the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Micro Needling: Micro needling causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process
- Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Benefits of Micro-Needling:
- Enhances texture of skin
- Stimulates collagen production
- Can help reduce scars and hyperpigmentation
- Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles
How to Prepare for Micro-Needling
If you're using any intense topical treatments (such as those containing retina-a, Acids or ), you should discontinue use a few days before your micro-needling treatment. Harsh products could aggravate the skin, so milder is the key. In addition to having a cleansed and toned face, you should also avoid using retinol at least 48 hours prior and avoid direct sun exposure for about three days prior and three days following.
You should arrive to your appointment with clean, dry skin (if not, the practitioner will wash your face so it's clean before the procedure). Next, you'll likely be slathered in numbing cream, so the pain won't be quite so intense.
What to Expect from Micro-Needling
Does it hurt? After letting the numbing cream seep into the skin for a half-hour, having a bunch of needles continuously puncture the skin is honestly an easy process. So to definitively answer that, it doesn't hurt. In terms of pain, you can experience a tolerable treatment that lasted all of 20 minutes. The forehead, hairline, and jawline areas tend to be more sensitive than other areas.
Micro needling + Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): may improve healing and decrease the duration of redness and swelling seen after micro-needling.