What is botox?
Botox is a purified protein that can be injected into muscle to temporarily block muscle activity resulting in relaxation of that muscle and thus create smoother-looking skin. Cosmetic botox is primarily injected into the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and along the forehead.
It starts to work in about 3 days and has a temporary effect that can last for 3-4 months.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma, are soft tissue injectables composed of either collagen or hyaluronic acid, both naturally occurring substances in our bodies. They are injected into the skin to plump up and fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars to restore a smoother appearance, or augment the lips or cheeks by
restoring definition and volume. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary, lasting typically 6-9 months up to 2 years, and are
eventually absorbed by the body.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are topically applied acids that help rejuvenate the skin surface by creating an even and controlled shedding of the skin cells. This allows new layers of skin to be exposed resulting in smoother skin, fewer wrinkles, and a fresher younger-looking appearance. Chemical peels can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and skin discoloration and melasma. They can be done to different depths depending on the acids used. The deeper the penetration the more dramatic
the results but also the longer the recovery time.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for tiny spider veins on the skin. It can be done by injecting a highly concentrated solution of sodium chloride or irritant into the vein or
by using a high-powered laser. This results in inflammation, scaring and collapse of the vein, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. It may take a couple weeks for the vein to be reabsorbed and disappear.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a procedure that uses tiny micro-needles to create controlled micro-channels in the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. It basically causes small injures to the skin to stimulate the body’s own repair process resulting in a thicker epidermis with softer appearance of wrinkles. These
micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.
What is it for?
Micro-needling helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improves skin tone and texture with softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
It can also improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
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