Botulinum toxin injectables are commonly used to reduce facial wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing specific muscles. This interruption of nerve signals to the muscles reduces muscle contractions, softening the appearance of wrinkles. The effects last about 3-6 months. Botulinum toxin is also used in treating various medical conditions related to muscle activity or overactivity.
Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness in the face, enhance certain facial features, and reduce the signs of aging. They work by filling in wrinkles, fine lines, and deep creases, improving other imperfections like scars, or enhancing the lips or cheeks.
The most common types of dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that's naturally produced by our bodies and is notably present in our skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its primary function is to retain water to keep our tissues well lubricated. Other filler types include poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
1. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: When injected, these fillers plump up the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume where it's needed. The effects are temporary because our bodies gradually break down the hyaluronic acid, These fillers usually last 6-18 months (Juvederm Ultra, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Restylane, Kysse, Revanesse Versa, Belotero)
2. Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: This substance is found naturally in human bones and is often used for moderate-to-severe creases such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and frown lines. It can also be used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. (Radiesse)
PL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a laser treatment that uses different types of light to improve the skin's appearance. It works by targeting specific parts of the skin, like pigment or blood vessels, without harming the surrounding skin. IPL can be used for various purposes, reducing skin discoloration, treating acne, reducing redness, improving the appearance of scars, and reversing the effects of sun damage on the skin.
Morpheus8 is a state of the art non-surgical aesthetic treatment used to rejuvenate the skin. It combines two different kinds of technology microneedling and radiofrequency energy. Microneedling involves the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the top layers of the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing response and encourage collagen growth. Radiofrequency engery delivers heat into deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production directly at the source.
By combining these two techniques, Morpheus8 can help tighten and smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other forms of skin damage. It’s commonly used on the face and neck, but can also be used on other parts of the body.
Laser hair removal uses a special device that emits strong beams of light. This light is absorbed by the dark color in our hair, which is called melanin. When the light is absorbed by the hair, it turns into heat, and this heat damages the part of the hair that makes it grow. By damaging the hair in this way, the laser prevents it from growing back. The laser only works on hair that is actively growing, so you need multiple sessions to treat all the hair. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted hair on your body or face, but the results can vary depending on your hair color and skin type.
Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that uses laser light to break down the ink in a tattoo. The process involves several steps. First, a trained professional assesses the tattoo to determine if laser removal is suitable. Before treatment, the area is prepared by cleaning and shaving the skin, and protective eyewear is provided.
During the treatment, a handheld device emits short bursts of intense laser light onto the tattooed area. The laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink, causing it to break into smaller particles. Different laser wavelengths are used to target different ink colors.
Once the ink particles are shattered, the body's immune system recognizes them as foreign substances and gradually removes them over time. This process happens through the lymphatic system, which carries away the fragmented ink particles from the tattoo site. Multiple laser sessions are typically required to achieve significant fading or complete removal of the tattoo.
After each laser session, the treated area may appear red, swollen, and blistered. Post-treatment care instructions, such as applying ointment and avoiding sun exposure, are provided to promote healing.
Asclera is used for the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a sclerosant solution (Asclera) directly into the affected veins. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, causing them to stick together and close off. Over time, the treated veins are absorbed by the body and disappear. Sclerotherapy is typically performed in an outpatient setting, and multiple injections may be necessary depending on the extent of the vein problem. It is a safe and effective treatment option for many individuals seeking to improve the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins.
Kenalog is a medication used to treat scars. It is injected directly into the scar tissue to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune response. By doing so, it can help flatten and soften raised scars and reduce redness and itching.
Skinvive is the first and only injectable designed to add hydration directly into the skin and improve radiance. Results last up to six months! This hyaluronic acid filler is the first filler in its class that is meant to be deposited in the second layer of the skin more superficial that other dermal fillers. Injecting it directly into the skin, it draws in water molecules thus improving hydration.
A B12 shot is an injection of vitamin B12 directly into the muscle. Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient that helps with the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, nerve function, and metabolism. The shot is given to address or prevent a deficiency in B12, which can occur due to insufficient dietary intake, malabsorption issues, or certain medical conditions. B12 shots are commonly prescribed to restore adequate B12 levels and alleviate symptoms like fatigue, weakness, anemia, and neurological problems.