Posts for: October, 2016
JUVEDERM, the well known family of dermal fillers, has developed a product specifically to enhance the lips and pout. JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA® treatment is a hyaluronic acid-based gel filler, which gives a soft, natural look with reduced swelling in comparison to other lip fillers. Our nurse injector have been certified to use JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA® dermal filler, creating another option for patients. This dermal filler for lip enhancement is unique due to its patented VYCROSS™ technology, which provides greater lift capacity and delivers natural-looking, long-lasting results. Not only does it boost volume, it also smoothes vertical creases around the lip line and provides symmetry to the lips. The unique formula of JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA® dermal filler is designed to produce less swelling after injection. It is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler clinically proven in a company-led study to last up to 12 months with a single treatment. JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA® is injected with a very fine needle once into the lips or tear trough, depending on the area being treated. The filler is premixed with the effective local anesthetic lidocaine, making the treatment experience more comfortable. Swelling of the lips after the procedure may last from one to two days. Although rare, on some people the injection may cause some bruising. Makeup can be applied on the treated area and you may resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Board-certified doctors who practice within the scope are equipped to perform aesthetic procedures. Dermatologists are properly board-certified and recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and have undergone the necessary supervised training. Know before you go!! Be prepared for your beauty consultations and know exactly what to ask before you decide on any aesthetic treatment. Here are some questions to help you get started: How many procedures have you performed and can you show me before-and-after pictures? Is there anything that you recommend that I do before my procedure to ensure better results or a quicker recovery? What are the risks associated with this procedure? Are there any alternative treatments? What is the procedure and the recovery like? When will I begin to see results? How can I maintain my results? Most importantly, “Are you board-certified?”
1. WEAR SUNSCREEN—AND NOT JUST AT THE BEACH
Rain or shine, liberally applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains both UVA and UVB protection every day is the single most important thing you can do to prevent sun damage and skin cancer.
2. QUIT SMOKING
In addition to causing cancer and bad breath, smoking cigarettes destroys collagen and elastin and decreases levels of estrogen, which is necessary to keep skin firm. So the two main ways of prevention of excessive skin aging are not smoking and avoidance of the sun's UV rays.
3. USE A RETINOID
It's the best way to slow down the clock with a cream. Retinoids minimize the appearance of existing age spots and fine lines and prevent new ones from forming.
4. STAY HYDRATED
No, Diet Coke doesn't count. The more hydrated your skin, the better your wrinkles will look. Drink lots of water, cut back on coffee and soda, and moisturize regularly. However dry skin and scaling in Wyoming and other dry climates is mainly caused by over washing which removes the skin's natural oil. This oil on the skin surface is the main protectant against dry, scaling and wrinkled skin.
5. SLEEP WELL
The expression "beauty rest" actually has some science behind it. Not only does your skin require downtime to repair itself, but sagging skin and puffiness around the eyes make wrinkles look much worse.
6. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Not surprisingly, yo-yo dieting isn't great for your skin. Skin loses elasticity over time. The more your weight fluctuates, the harder it is to snap back into shape.
7. EAT RIGHT
Your skin receives nutrients not only from creams and treatments, but also from the food you eat. The more balanced your diet, the younger you'll look. And if you're not taking a multivitamin, start now. To keep skin happy, eat more fatty fish (such as salmon), dark green vegetables (like broccoli and spinach), almonds, and walnuts. Drink lots of antioxidant green tea. And lay off the refined sugar and booze—both cause aging inflammatory reactions in the skin.
8. GET MOVING
Exercise increases blood flow to the skin and promotes a glowing, healthy-looking complexion. Working out for just 30 minutes four or five days a week can make a huge difference.
9. TRY TO RELAX
The mind-body connection is a powerful one. Do whatever you need to do to decompress. Stress causes cells to age faster, which absolutely shows on the skin.
10. DON'T PICK
You got the same advice when you were a teenager. Sun damage causes dark spots as you age, but so does picking at your blemishes. With enough picking, you can develop scarring. And since the skin takes a lot longer to repair itself as you age, the spots won't disappear right away.