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Facial rejuvenation has been revolutionized by the availability of minimally invasive injectables and skin tightening procedures.
Botox is a dilute, purified form of Botulinum toxin, which is an extremely effective muscle relaxant. Although Botox is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects. When Botox is injected into the superficial muscles of the face, it relaxes these muscles and prevents the wrinkle lines caused by squinting, frowning, and raising our eyebrows. Botox is ideal for improving and smoothing the skin between the eyebrows, the lines of the forehead, and the crow's feet area around the eyes. It not only immediately improves dynamic facial lines, Botox actually prevents those line from becoming permanently fixed in the skin, and so truly prevents the appearance of facial aging.
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Restylane® is a type of new generation facial fillers comprised the main chemical component of skin, hyaluronic acid. Restylane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that replaces lost volume and restores youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). It is also used for lip enhancement as it is supple and long lasting, with a very natural appearance upon injection.
The ThermaCool procedure is an advanced way of tightening your skin, without incisions or recovery time, by reducing the signs of aging skin, giving you a more youthful appearance.
The procedure is performed with an advanced radiofrequency device that requires only the touch of a sophisticated treatment tip to your skin. The top layers of your skin are protected with a cooling spray while radiofrequency energy heats the collagen in the lower layers. Collagen is a building block that supports the structure of the skin. Over time, collagen becomes depleted or damaged by the sun or other environmental factors. The results are visible signs of aging, such as loose skin and wrinkles. This heating action causes deep structures of your skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen grows to further tighten your skin and produce a more youthful appearance.
The ThermaCool procedure can take approximately an hour, depending on the size of the area you are having treated. With each touch of the ThermaCool treatment tip, the collagen contained deep in the layers of your skin is tightened. The ThermaCool procedure is very safe. Most people return to their regular activities immediately following the procedure. There is no special care needed after treatment, but sunscreen is recommended as a part of good skin care. The ThermaCool procedure causes an immediate tightening of the collagen structure with additional tightening over time. Recently published studies show that measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over 2 to 6 months after a single treatment session. However, many patients report seeing an earlier response. Results may last 18 months or longer based on the patient's natural aging process.
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