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Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment available today! But is this skin-smoothing drug right for you?
Transcript: Do you want a more youthful appearance, but you're not willing to go under the knife? Wendy Lewis, an...
Do you want a more youthful appearance, but you're not willing to go under the knife? Wendy Lewis, an international beauty consultant and expert, and author of America's Cosmetic Doctors, is here to help you learn if botulinum toxin treatments are right for you. Botox is a billion dollar drug that can do a little bit of everything. It can be used to treat migraines, eyelid spasms, and arthritis pain, and to help children with neuromuscular disorders.Of course, it is best known for its rejuvenating effects on lines and wrinkles. The reason why Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment today is that it is painless, quick, effective, safe, and affordable. Botox is injected into muscles to relax their activity. . When it is used on the areas of the face and neck most prone to fine lines and drooping, like the forehead, eyelid area, and lower face, the overall effect is one of natural softening. The most common area to have done is called the glabella - the vertical furrows between your eyebrows that sometimes make you look angry or sad. Other popular areas to treat include the crow's feet and lines that run across your forehead. Botox is also being used on a variety of trouble spots, like smoker's lines, muscle bands on the neck, creases in the dcollet, and at the corners of the mouth. One of the unique advantages of Botox over many other cosmetic treatments is that studies have shown that it is a preventative as well as corrective procedure. Starting early with Botox injections can forestall facial aging by reducing the muscle contractions that create lines and wrinkles. Another benefit of Botox is that your doctor can customize the treatment to your individual needs and goals. Botox injections can be performed in your doctor's office without an anesthetic, in about 30 minutes. Most people can return to work or normal activities immediately after a treatment. The effects are visible over the first few days, and will last for about four months until the muscle activity gradually returns. Injections will have to be repeated at regular intervals to maintain the effects long term. Botox is not new. Actually, it has been used to treat eyelid spasms and other neurological conditions for over two decades. The safety of Botox has been well established, and only a very small amount of this potent drug is needed for a treatment. Potential side effects include bruising, headaches, and eyelid droop, but these are rare and temporary. To learn more about the benefits of treatment with botulinum toxin, consult with a qualified cosmetic doctor, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic doctor in your area. For more on what Botox can do for you, check out the other resources on our site.More »
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Wrinkle fillers are approved by FDA and are an effective method to have younger-looking skin. Check out this video to find out more.
Transcript: Wendy Lewis, an international beauty consultant and expert, and author of America's Cosmetic Doctors,...
Wendy Lewis, an international beauty consultant and expert, and author of America's Cosmetic Doctors, is here to help you understand that way wrinkle fillers work and what they offer. Fillers have been around for the past century, but have emerged as a popular rejuvenating treatment in recent years with the FDA approval of a whole range of new substances. There are now a dozen dermal fillers available in the US, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and others. There are two basic types of fillers: absorbable, or temporary fillers, that are gradually broken down by the body, and non-absorbable fillers that are permanent. Permanent fillers like injectable liquid silicone are considered the most controversial. Collagen, which can come from both animals and humans, is one of the main ingredients of the connective tissue layer, and is used to fill up wrinkles in human skin. Hyaluronic acid is the new collagen. It is naturally found in the human body, so it is biocompatible, and binds to water after being injected into the skin, which adds volume. . Because the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid are partially to blame for the appearance of aging skin, it isn't surprising that these fillers are so effective. The beauty of fillers is that you can achieve a natural looking, subtle rejuvenation effect, without anyone knowing that you have had anything done. Temporary fillers are also a very versatile treatment; they can be used to plump creases and folds, enhance the lip shape, add volume to sunken or hollow areas, and smooth wrinkles. The treatment is simple and can be performed in your doctor's office in 30 minutes. Your doctor injects the filling substance into the areas to be treated, after which ice compresses are generally applied to reduce swelling. You may have some mild bruising, but you can return to work almost immediately. Temporary fillers, like the hyaluronic acid gels, may last from three months to a year, depending on the product and the quantity injected. As temporary fillers are broken down by the body, the area will return to the way it was before it was treated. Therefore, fillers need to be done periodically to maintain the result. There is the possibility of side effects from any filler, but most are avoidable and easily reversible or temporary. Ask your doctor if the filler is FDA approved before having a treatment. Some products are approved for cosmetic uses, whereas others may only be approved by the FDA for something else. Look for fillers that have a good safety record, have been on the market for several years, and are produced by a reputable company. For best results, injectable wrinkle fillers should be performed by a board-certified, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic doctor. For more on what to expect from wrinkle fillers, check out the other resources on our site.More »
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Lasers and skin peeling procedures can greatly improve the texture and look of your skin, but only if the treatment is administered by certified technicians. Know more in this video.
Transcript: With so many lasers on the market, it can be confusing to figure out which systems are effective, safe,...
With so many lasers on the market, it can be confusing to figure out which systems are effective, safe, and reliable. Wendy Lewis, an international beauty consultant and expert, and author of America's Cosmetic Doctors, is here to help explain some of the newest technologies available. Different types of lasers can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Lasers can be used to reduce the size of birthmarks, remove tattoos, minimize veins and redness, and reduce wrinkles. The most common laser application used today is for hair removal. New techniques can also be used to remove brown spots caused by sun exposure. The most commonly used systems are non-wounding lasers that work beneath the surface skin layer to improve tone, texture, pores, and fine lines. Because they work on a deeper level of the skin and do not heat or peel away the top layer of tissue, they have very few side effects. Some Light-based devices, known as IPLs, produce a broad spectrum of light that can be set for each person's skin type and condition. This technology works well for redness and brown lesions, hair removal, and skin rejuvenation of the face and body. Treatments are typically done in a series of three or more to achieve good results, and can repeated at any time. Another type of device uses radio frequency or infrared energy to shrink the collagen and elastin fibers deep below the skin's surface, this causes the skin to tighten and improves the appearance of wrinkles. These treatments are growing in popularity because of their ability to having a subtle lifting effect on the skin of the face, neck, and body areas. Your doctor will carefully evaluate your condition and choose the appropriate type of laser or light-based system to achieve the outcome you are looking for. For best results, skin resurfacing procedures should be performed by a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic doctor. Aside from skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, laser systems can be used to treat active acne, acne scars, and skin discoloration. The next frontier for laser technology is stretch marks and cellulite. Great strides have been made towards targeting these all too common beauty afflictions. Non-invasive treatments are the fastest growing category of cosmetic enhancements because they offer benefits without the recovery time needed after bigger procedures. Most laser and light based treatments can be performed right in your dermatologist's or plastic surgeon's office. Recovery can take from a few hours up to a week, depending on what system is used. To learn more about what lasers and light therapy can do to improve your skin, consult with a qualified laser surgeon in your area. For more on what to expect from laser and light treatments, check out the other resources on our site.More »
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If you're unhappy with the appearance of your skin, laser skin resurfacing may be right for you. Learn how lasers can reduce your wrinkles, scars, age spots, and more.
Transcript: Laser skin resurfacing is an anti-aging treatment that removes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes,...
Laser skin resurfacing is an anti-aging treatment that removes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, MOUTH and cheeks. It can also reduce the appearance of SCARS, liver spots, uneven SKIN tones, birthmarks, and more. Sounds magical, right? Well, here's the deal on laser skin resurfacing. Before the procedure, your doctor will apply local anesthetic and possibly even give you a sedative, if the treatment is EXTENSIVE or if you are anxious about it. All lasers used in resurfacing effectively do the same thing - they remove the outer layer of your skin, and heat the layer beneath. As the skin heals, NEW, wrinkle and blemish-free skin forms. The two most commonly used lasers are the CO2 Ablative, and the erbium-YAG lasers. CO2 lasers are VERY effective, but have a recovery time of up to 2 WEEKS, and side effects include redness, crusting, peeling, temporary darkening of the skin, and more. The CO2 laser is also riskier on dark skin, because it can cause dark spots that will need to be treated with bleaching cream-many dermatologists won't use CO2 lasers on dark skin for that reason. The erbium-YAG laser is a bit newer, and more mild than the CO2 laser. Its side effects are also milder and shorter-lasting. The MOST refined application of these two laser treatments is called fractional laser resurfacing. The laser beam is directed onto your skin in countless NARROW columns. The undamaged skin SURROUNDING each micro-column helps the DAMAGED area regenerate with SMOOTHER, younger skin. For laser skin resurfacing with fewer disfiguring wounds and a FASTER recovery time, NON-ablative lasers may be right for you. These lasers don't wound the skin. They smooth the skin by stimulating collagen growth underneath the outer layer. It's a lot less invasive, but they can also be less effective. They require multiple treatments. All laser treatments may cause the appearance of purpura on the skin. They are dark purple, bruise-like spots that will fade within 3-12 days after treatment. Talk to your primary physician before undergoing laser skin resurfacing to make sure there AREN'T any harmful interactions with your specific medical history. And if you do undergo the procedure, check the credentials and experience of the dermatologist BEFOREHAND.More »
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Facial fillers and wrinkle fillers can help you look younger. Find out what facial fillers are available and which ones are right for your skin, whether your choose hyaluronic acid, or other less known fillers.
Transcript: As you AGE, wrinkles and fine lines appear. You may lose volume by your MOUTH, lips or cheeks, making...
As you AGE, wrinkles and fine lines appear. You may lose volume by your MOUTH, lips or cheeks, making your face look THINNER than it used to be. If these changes bother you, facial fillers may be your answer. They can reduce the appearance of HOLLOW cheeks, droopy eyebrows, CREASES, hollowness under the eyes, THINNING lips, wrinkles, and more. The effect of most facial fillers is temporary and they are ABSORBED over time because they're made of organic substances. You'll need repeat treatments to MAINTAIN the look you're aiming for. Before receiving the injections, your skin will be cleaned and the skin is numbed with topical numbing cream. After the treatment, which typically takes only 10 to 15 minutes, side effects may include redness, swelling, and possibly bruising. There are SEVERAL injectables approved by the FDA. HYALURONIC ACID is the most popular facial filler. It is also found in your body's tissues. When injected, the gel expands and helps support the facial tissues and draws water to the surface of the skin, aiding in a youthful appearance. These injections last about 6-9 months. CALCIUM HYDROXYLAPTITE is the thickest facial filler. Less of the product needs to be injected, but it may cause more side effects. As well as filling the skin, it also I stimulates collagen production. The effects last about 6 to 12 months. POLY-L-LACTIC ACID is a man-made polymer that stimulates collagen production rather than adding to facial volume immediately. After this type of injection, you'll have to massage the affected area gently for 5 minutes frequently throughout the day, for 1 to 2 weeks. This requires a series of treatments. The effects last 1-3 years. Some facial fillers work better in some areas of the face than others. Talk to your dermatologist about your needs and your medical history to learn which one is best for you.More »
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Excessive sweating, or hyperhydrosis, can be an embarrassing condition. But Botox injections can help treat your sweating problem. Watch this to learn more.
Transcript: You usually think of Botox as an anti-wrinkle treatment. But, since 2004, it's been used to treat severe...
You usually think of Botox as an anti-wrinkle treatment. But, since 2004, it's been used to treat severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or in real-world terms, Botox can be used for EXCESSIVE armpit sweating. Everybody sweats, but people with hyperhidrosis have OVERACTIVE sweat glands and they sweat MORE than necessary. The excessive sweating causes physical discomfort and can INTERRUPT a person's daily activities. Botox may be prescribed if prescription antiperspirants don't work. These injections work by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to stimulate sweat glands. Botox treatment for excessive sweating -a.k.a botulinum toxin-A injections -may be covered by insurance. Otherwise it can cost about $1,000 per session. One session usually includes about 15 injections. It only takes about 10 minutes and lasts, on AVERAGE, 6 to 7 months. The sweating will subside GRADUALLY over the next month and gradually COME BACK when the treatment wears off. To keep excessive sweating in control, a patient will have to go in for a session EVERY time symptoms return.Although Botox is ONLY indicated for hyperhidrosis of the armpits, some dermatologists often use it to treat excessive sweating in the HANDS and FEET. These injection sites can be EXTRA painful, and if the botulinum toxin-A accidentally reaches the HAND muscles instead of the sweat glands, muscle weakness can occur. Side effects of Botox applied to the armpits TYPICALLY include: PAIN at the injection site. If you have excessive sweating and you think you might be a candidate for Botox treatment, talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist to find out more.More »
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Botox isn't the only botulinum toxin-A injection on the market. Learn about its competitors, Dysport and Xeomin, and find out which one is the best for your wrinkle-fighting needs.
Transcript: Botox is SO popular, that you may not know there are two other injectable Botulinum toxin-A brands: Dysport...
Botox is SO popular, that you may not know there are two other injectable Botulinum toxin-A brands: Dysport and Xeomin. Dysport was initially used to treat cervical DYSTONIA, a condition that involves involuntary muscle spasms in the neck. In 2009, it was FDA approved to REDUCE the appearance of frown lines. Like Botox, it blocks the facial muscles from contracting, preventing movement that causes frown lines. Dysport typically involves about 5 injections, depending upon the area being targeted. It may start to take effect MORE QUICKLY than Botox, and can last up to 4 months. It's also slightly less expensive. Participants in a 2011 comparison study at the Maas Clinic in San Francisco rated Dysport as MORE effective than Botox at reducing crow's feet while smiling. But while the face was at rest, no difference between the two was noticeable. It's important to note that the use of Dysport for crows feed is off-label. Common Dysport side effects include temporary nose and throat irritation, headache, and pain or skin reaction at the injection site, usually bruising. Another Botox competitor, XEOMIN, was also originally approved to treat cervical dystonia, and was then approved for use against frown lines in 2011. It works in the same way as Dysport and Botox. The effects appear within a WEEK and last about 3 months. Its cost is LOWER than Botox but HIGHER than Dysport. Unlike Botox and Dysport though, Xeomin is made WITHOUT additives. Its only ingredient is botulinum toxin A, REDUCING the risk of a negative reaction to the injection. Choosing between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin is a decision you can make with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Make sure you're receiving the injections from someone with the correct training and credentials, at a medical facility, not a spa or a nail salon-EVER! To learn about other anti-aging procedures, check out other videos in this series.More »
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Dermabrasion and microdermasion aren't as popular as they once were, but they do the job of improve the appearance of your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and more. Watch this to learn how they work.
Transcript: Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two popular anti-aging treatments that can improve the look of...
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two popular anti-aging treatments that can improve the look of your skin. While at-home MICROdermabrasion kits CAN be used, undergoing microdermabrasion in a doctor's office offers more striking results. DERMABRASION can REDUCE deep wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, skin growths and more. During a dermabrasion treatment, your skin will be NUMBED with a local anesthetic and ice packs or a freezing spray will be used to firm the skin before treatment. Then, your skin will be held taut by an assistant as a doctor moves a MOTORIZED, abrasive wheel or brush across the skin, removing the outer layers as it goes. Afterwards, your doctor may apply an ointment to soothe your red, swollen, tender skin. You may have to take painkillers for a few days and go back to your dermatologist for follow-up appointments. The swelling and PINKNESS will go away in 2 to 4 weeks. Expect itchiness as your new layer of skin grows. Lasting, but not permanent, possible side effects include DISCOLORATION, large scars, enlarged pores and whiteheads. MICROdermabrasion can improve a dull COMPLEXION, decrease the appearance of dark spots due to acne or sun damage, EVEN OUT skin tone, and more. And while it doesn't remove deep wrinkles, recovery time is shorter and side effects are less severe than with dermabrasion. There are 2 MICROdermabrasion devices that dermatologists use - one is a handheld device that releases tiny, exfoliating crystals on your skin. A small suction device then sucks up the crystals, as well as your dead skin. Another device is a DIAMOND tipped wand that exfoliates as your dermatologist moves it across your skin. You might be given a cream to ENHANCE the treatment. Your skin maybe slightly red for the rest of the day but there is no down time and you can apply makeup right after the treatment. For more information on improving your skin's appearance, watch the other videos in this series.More »
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Chemical peels will help treat acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out the tone of your skin, and more. There are several types of peels to choose from, ranging from mild to strong. Watch this to learn more.
Transcript: Chemical peels are designed to peel away the outer layer or layers of skin and stimulate growth of new,...
Chemical peels are designed to peel away the outer layer or layers of skin and stimulate growth of new, unblemished, wrinkle-free skin. But how much they can erase varies; so let's discuss the 4 types of chemical peels, from mildest to strongest. ALPHA HYDROXY ACID PEELS can be done with glycolic as well as lactic and fruit acids. They reduce fine lines, dryness, mild to moderate acne, and uneven texture by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. Common side effects are stinging and irritation; and, the procedure doesn't require anesthesia or any significant recovery time. By the way, Alpha hydroxy acid peels are the ONLY chemical peels that are safe during pregnancy. BETA HYDROXY ACID PEELS use salicylic acid. It penetrates pores more deeply than AHAs and is more effective against blackheads. Generally, the effects of a salicylic acid peel last longer than one done with AHAs. A TRICHLORACETIC acid peel diminishes the appearance of acne scars, deeper wrinkles, discoloration, sun damaged skin, and surface blemishes. Trichloracetic acid is especially effective on dark skin. Afterwards, your skin will be temporarily red, swollen, and may form blisters. Recovery time for all of these types of chemical peels is around 7-14 days, and at home you'll have to apply ointment and take an antiviral medication. Additionally, you'll have to avoid sunlight completely until your skin heals. AND, you'll have to go see your dermatologist for a follow-up appointment. A PHENOL chemical peel is the most DEEP-ACTING and may require a local anesthetic. It's effective against deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, severe discoloration and even pre-cancerous skin growths. During a 2 week OR MORE recovery period, you'll experience swelling, redness, and pain. You'll have to go to several follow-up appointments, take painkillers to manage discomfort, and practice frequent home care. Phenol peels are not recommended for people with dark and/or oily skin. PERMANENT side effects such as skin lightening, removal of facial freckles and sun sensitivity may develop. Talk to your dermatologist to learn which peel may be right for you.More »
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Restylane is a type of hyaluronic acid injection that fills in the hollows and wrinkles on your face and under your eyes. Check out this video to learn more about Restylane injections.
Transcript: Restylane was the FIRST hyaluronic acid injection to be approved as a cosmetic facial and large wrinkle...
Restylane was the FIRST hyaluronic acid injection to be approved as a cosmetic facial and large wrinkle filler. Since then, hyaluronic acid fillers have become the most popular type of cosmetic filler.Hyaluronic acid reduces the appearance of wrinkles, the parentheses folds by your mouth, FOREHEAD wrinkles, hollowness under the eyes, and can add volume to the LIPS. Plus, the water contained in the injection can help plump up and add a moisturized, FRESH look to the skin. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and cartilage, it will eventually be ABSORBED into the body. The benefits of wrinkle and skin injections fade away after 6 to 12 months. Lip injections last for up to 3 months. You'll need additional injections to maintain the look you desire. Hyaluronic acid treatment generally takes about 10 to 15 minutes, and there ISN'T much recovery time needed. You will experience some swelling and redness, and perhaps pain, bruising and tenderness at the injection sites. The side effects last less than 7 days if you're getting folds or wrinkles treated, and less than 2 weeks for lip injections. For about a week before your treatment, avoid aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatories, and other anti-inflammatory medications because they can make bruising and bleeding worse. Instead, use cold packs to relieve swelling and pain. So Restylane has MILD side effects and attractive results most of the time. What's the catch? Well, while it's rare, there is always the risk of an allergic reaction or infection. And, it's NOT approved by insurance. If you decide to go for follow-up treatments, the cost can become prohibitive - in 2012, the average cost of a single hyaluronic acid session was $538 per area treated. Talk to your dermatologist if you're interested in facial fillers. He or she will check your medical history and decide if you're a good candidate for treatment. Different fillers work for different skin types and needs. Watch more videos in this series to learn about more beauty treatments and products.More »
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CoolSculpting can help you trim those spots of fat that won't go away just with diet and exercise. Find out if the cost of CoolSculpting is worth it, and how it really works.
Transcript: We have experience with CoolSculpting. It's a freezing technology, the fat cells get destroyed by the...
We have experience with CoolSculpting. It's a freezing technology, the fat cells get destroyed by the cold. So then over the next 2-4 months, the fat cells get degraded and your body destroys the fat cells and then you actually pee the fat cells out. And you start to shrink. And once they're destroyed, they never come back. From the time you do it, usually anytime 2-4 months later you'll see the results. Some people need an additional freezing session, and if they do, in our office we usually do it a month later. Most people don't have any symptoms, a very small percentage of people, probably around 1%, may have some tenderness, or they may have a little bit of bruising, or redness, or soreness, and what that means would be like as if you worked out very hard you'd feel tender and sore. We generally like to do people who are in good shape, you know, they work out and they eat healthfully because we don't want to do one area and the fat comes back somewhere else. So we generally do people who have an area of fat that they can't get rid of. We can treat these localized areas of fat that you haven't been able to diet or exercise away. What I always stress to patients is you have to have a good exercise and diet plan. If I speak to somebody and they tell me I eat a box of cookies every night I tell them, don't do CoolSculpting because you're not going to be happy, because if you don't have a healthy diet, this isn't the procedure for you. The great thing about this technology is that it doesn't raise your triglycerides or your cholesterol when it's destroying those fat cells, which some of the technologies in other countries do and that's one thing the FDA was very careful about in approving it. You can be wavy after liposuction and this is done by a computer so you're not wavy. It's totally smooth, there's no entry point, you can lie and never have to tell anybody you ever did anything, no one will ever know. There's no incisions, there's no scars. Liposuction you can have scars. The great thing about the skin tone with CoolSculpting is that your skin tone is exactly how it would be if you lost this weight. I think you have to go to somebody for CoolSculpting who does it a lot, you might think it's a machine and everybody does it the same way, but you really want to go somewhere where maybe your friend went and you know they have good results. I think it's better to get a recommendation. I think with CoolSculpting initially when I tell people about it they say it's too good to be true and it seems unbelievable but then when you see the results on yourself, and how good it is, then people do want to come back for more or they send their friends and family.More »
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Tired of your saggy skin? Thermage might be the righ anti-aging procedure for you. Find out how Thermage works for skin tightening!
Transcript: Fibroblast cells are the cells that make our collagen so when you're about 25 or 30, the cells that make...
Fibroblast cells are the cells that make our collagen so when you're about 25 or 30, the cells that make your collagen start to slow down. So thermage CPT skin tightening is radiofrequency, and what radiofrequency does is it stimulates the cells in the skin, and if we can stimulate those collagen-making cells, then we can make you more collagen and we can make you look younger and we can make your skin tighter. Thermage is not for wrinkles, it's for skin tightening, It tightens like the neck, it tightens the jowl, you can use it for the arms, you can use it for the legs, people use it for the butt. So you can use it for any part of the body, to tighten the skin. Thermage can be a little bit uncomfortable, it can be painful so we give you medication like Demerol, like pain medications, and you take the medication like an hour before, And then it's a wand that goes onto your face, and it goes over your face for an hour, and you keep repetitively going over the face, and Thermage is monopolar intermittent radiofrequency. And when you leave, your skin is tighter, because you get immediate instant tightening, and then over the next 6 months, it keeps getting tighter and tighter. If you're very young and you lost some weight and you can tighten, you can. If you lost a significant amount of weight it probably wouldn't work, because the skin is too loose. If you go online and you read about Thermage, some people see it affected the fat, for example people had fat loss in their face, and that was really a severe side effect, but with the new Thermage it can't do that, it's much safer, so it can't affect the fat in the skin or the face anywhere. Newer Thermage is more even heating, and that's really what makes the difference. It has to do with the depth of penetration of the Thermage, how deep it penetrates, and also how even the heating is, and just recently Thermage introduced new tips for their handpieces that are brand new in the past few months that even go deeper into the skin so it is more effective. If someone is looking at having Thermage they should only go to somebody that has the new CPT technology.More »
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Non-ablative lasers are a good choice for fine line and wrinkle reduction because they help increase your collagen levels. Learn about this non-invasive anti-aging procedure!
Transcript: In our practice, we use a lot of non-ablative lasers. Many people are very busy, they work, they go out,...
In our practice, we use a lot of non-ablative lasers. Many people are very busy, they work, they go out, they're social, they don't want to have a break in their skin. So they don't want any downtime. Many people don't want anyone to know that they've done anything, so if you use a non-ablative laser, what does that mean? It means that it hasn't broken your skin. So how do we make a change in your skin without breaking the surface? We stimulate the cells underneath the skin. So basically what we're doing is we're rebuilding your skin from underneath. You can take a laser like the Genesis laser and the Genesis laser is for us like the gold standard laser for getting rid of redness, it shrinks the pores, it gets rid of fine lines, and it gives the skin glow. And it doesn't hurt, so it's like well why wouldn't everybody do that? Well, there's a cost factor. The treatments are done usually anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks apart. So it's a time commitment. But there's no downtime. So you come in, you do it, the treatment takes 15 to 20 minutes, your skin glows, and over time you get rid of the fine lines, you get rid of the pores, and you get rid of all the redness in your skin. Some people will do maintenance, maybe once every 6 months, once a year, you don't have to keep doing all those lasers. Once you get your skin to where you want it, if you wear your sunscreen, you're good with your products, you may just come occasionally. You'll have beautiful skin. Then there's the MedLite laser. And the MedLite laser does all those same things. It gets rid of fine lines, it shrinks the pores, it takes out the brown sun spots that you would get from sun damage, or if you have melasma like the mask of pregnancy, it helps to break down that brown pigment. So any brown discoloration that shouldn't be there. If you have any sun exposure, you can't have laser. So if someone's a little bit tan, we won't do it, we tell them you have to be out of the sun for 2 weeks, because sun exposure, it will grab the sun, it will grab the tan, and it won't really do your skin underneath. We want to get to the skin underneath. You really have to know what you're doing and you have to be very rigid with lasers.More »
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