When going under the knife is not an option, but anti-aging creams are not getting the job done anymore, injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be a lifesaver. A few syringes of this and that to lift, smooth and plump can give you an instant “what did she do?” kind of feeling (in a good way that is). The “wow” factor is unsurpassed.
In the U.S., we now have 12 products* that have the FDA nod to use that suit different situations – and more are always on the way, although the process is a slow one. The term “Liquid Facelift” generally refers to combining several types of soft-tissue fillers. There are some products that get injected deeply, for cheek fullness as an example, and othe
LED – the acronym for light emitting diodes – is a low level light therapy that can have a profound effect on healing skin, so much so that they have become a staple in dermatologist’s and cosmetic surgeon’s offices to use post injections of fillers like Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra Aesthetic.
LightStim offers an Acne Light and a Rosacea Light that are specifically designed to address each skin condition differently. Blue light for blemishes has been used in skincare clinics for decades. Portable at-home LED devices use the same blue light found in dermatologist’s offices to reduce the bacteria that causes blemishes to erupt and can reduce the healing time for pimples you alrea
New Year, New Face – Looking Younger in 2011
Our New Year’s resolutions tend to repeat themselves year after year, like losing weight and working out more. But this year may be the time to make a resolution to take years off your face with a little help from a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, and the technological advances available. Choosing the right procedure or treatment involves many related factors including your budget, how much time you can take off work, tolerance for discomfort, acceptance of scars, and the inevitable fear factor. However, injectable treatments are mostly combined with lidocaine for pain control, and lasers are used with
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFT
By Wendy Lewis
Tis the season to give someone on your list something he or she really wants– to look years younger. Whether they have been naughty or nice, everyone deserves a boost to welcome in the New Year.
BOTOX Browlift – BOTOX® Cosmetic is the little wrinkle relaxing neurotoxin that can lift your brows and soften lines of expression – crow’s feet and forehead creases. One treatment lasts about four months and the versatility of BOTOX® makes it an all purpose wrinkle and lifting treatment for women and men. According to New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Yael Halaas (www.drhalaas.com), “BOTOX is by far the