There’s nothing wrong with aging, actually it’s the greatest gift! But it also doesn’t hurt to look your best along the way. We’re lucky to live in the age of so many minimally invasive treatment options. It means we can address fine lines, smooth wrinkles, and tighten and tone our skin without going under the knife.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and place for surgical correction if you need and want. But tools like botulinum toxin, fillers, lasers, microneedling, and RF microneedling are here to help us delay or avoid it completely. The object isn’t necessarily to just “look younger”, it’s to look and feel your best.
Botulinum Toxin AKA Botox
Botulinum Toxin is a wonder drug. There are a few different brands on the market – Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeaveau. All work in a similar way with minor differences. They help relax the overactive muscles that create wrinkles. The result is smoother skin with fewer lines. Dermatologists inject botulinum toxin to relax brow furrows, forehead creases, crow’s feet, lip lines, and chin dimples. They also use it to lessen neck bands, tighten your jawline, slim your face and more!
Your doctor can help you pick the brand of botulinum toxin that’s best for you. It can take more than a week for the effects to kick in. If your wrinkles are deep, it might take more time to unkink them. For most, the results last about 3 or 4 months. Over time, your wrinkle-causing muscles will weaken and you’ll see a cumulative effect. You’ll need less toxin and get more time out of it.
We use laser resurfacing to target aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin. The laser strategically delivers heat that stimulates your body’s remodeling of collagen. This helps improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, sun damage, and scarring. Since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, the skin heals quickly. This treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
Microneedling is a collagen booster. We use it to prevent and improve wrinkles, minimize pore size, even skin tone, and fade scars. It works by creating tiny, controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s healing response. Since the needle pricks are so small, the overall integrity of the skin stays intact. This means minimal downtime and a lower chance of side effects. Microneedling is safe in all skin types.
The Vivace is a state of the art treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency. Microneedling creates controlled microcolumns of injury that trigger your body’s healing response. Radiofrequency delivers heat to boost collagen production. This minimally-invasive treatment has been shown to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while tightening and toning the face and neck. It also helps improve the appearance of pores, scars, and stretch marks. Vivace is safe in all skin types and in all seasons.
If you have concerns regarding your aging appearance, don’t fret! Give us a call at 954-666-3736 to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Maryann Mikhail, to get you on the path of youthful looking skin!