Posts about cosmetic treatments and how they can be beneficial in slowing the signs of aging.

What is Botox and what are the side effects?

Thousands of people use Botox injections daily, so as someone who has never heard or utilized Botox injections, one may wonder, what is Botox and what are the side effects? Botox is purified botulinum toxin and is used cosmetically to prevent or lessen the lines caused by muscle movement. Dysportis a competitor's product that does exactly the same thing but begins to work within 48 hours whereas Botox can take 4 to 7 days.  The toxin works by directly paralyzing the muscles it is injected into.  It works best for lines between the eyebrows and forehead lines but can also [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00April 28th, 2012|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments|Tags: , |

Will Microdermabrasion Get Rid of Acne Pitting?

Microdermabrasion is a wonderful procedure that helps refresh the face after intense sun damage and aging. If you are wondering will microdermabrasion get rid of ance pitting, the answer varies. If the acne pitting is deep, microdermabrasion will not get rid of them.  It can help open up your pores and get a better skin tone, but to improve the deep acne pits, more aggressive treatments would be necessary. These may include regular dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments.

By |2016-01-19T23:38:18+00:00February 28th, 2011|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments|

Do Frown Lines Really Disappear With Botox?

Have you ever seen frown lines on a person who has received Botox injections? Then it must be true, frown lines really disappear with Botox! Yes, frown lines definitely can disappear entirely with Botox.  Although, it depends on your skin quality and the depth of any permanent wrinkles, but they frown lines can disappear with Botox.  The area will always look better with Botox, but deeper lines are permanent and will still be present although not as severe.  At times it is helpful to inject these lines with a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane.

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00February 27th, 2011|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments|

What Can I Expect From Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

If your having lymphatic massage procedure performed, it's quiet natural to wonder what can I expect from lymphatic drainage massage. Lymphatic drainage massage works by opening up natural lymphatic drainage channels in the body.  After plastic surgery, swelling can occlude these channel preventing appropriate drainage. Lymphatic massage can speed up the drainage and decrease the swelling present.  It can be useful after facial procedures and liposuction.

By |2016-01-19T23:39:44+00:00February 26th, 2011|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments, Uncategorized|

What Is A Chemical Peel?

When our patients schedule a chemical peel, one of their first questions is "What is a chemical peel?" A chemical peel is the use of a chemical solution in order to improve the skin's appearance. It can reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, possibly remove pre-cancerous skin growths, and soften acne or treat the scars caused by acne. There are numerous different types and strengths of peels that can be used determine by your needs and wants. We usually tell our patients who are interested in chemical peels to "baby" their faces for a [...]

By |2016-01-20T00:11:46+00:00December 27th, 2010|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments|

How long does microdermabrasion last?

After our patients receive microdermabrasion, they usually wonder how long does microdermabrasion last? Really, it can vary, from patient to patient. Some of our patients have had to come back to our plastic surgery center in Jacksonville for a microdermabrasion treatment within six weeks and some of our patients didn't have to return for another microdermabrasion within three months after their procedure. Patients that choose to have microdermabrasion treatments are seeking ways to treat wrinkles, scarring, acne and other skin flaws. Usually, our patients who have more scarring or severe skin conditions than normal tend to have microdermabrasion treatments every few weeks. Deeper methods may be required for [...]

By |2016-01-20T00:15:22+00:00January 16th, 2010|Categories: Cosmetic Treatments|
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