Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday by Appointment. Call today (404) 348-4441

All Posts in Category: Skin Care

Medical Asthetics Botox Injections

Botox® Cosmetic (derived from botulin toxin) is a remedy that provides effective results in reducing or completely fading wrinkles and other facial lines that are derived from stress, age and the environment. It is injected into the area in question and relaxes the facial muscles underneath the surface. Botox® Cosmetic is also used by plastic surgeons while performing face lifts or other cosmetic procedures.

Besides plastic surgeons, medical physicians in medical spa environments offer Botox® Cosmetic as one of its many services. Most people between the ages of 18-65 are candidates for the procedure, but doctors evaluate patients on an individual basis. Surprisingly, Botox® Cosmetic offers other benefits besides removing wrinkles and fine lines:

1. People who suffer from excessive sweating;
2. People who suffer from chronic migraine headaches;
3. People who suffer from chronic pain like fibromyalgia; and
4. People who experience muscle spasms.

What does a typical Botox® Cosmetic procedure look like? What will a patient experience? A doctor, nurse or experienced medical assistant will ask the patient to contract his or her muscles to determine the spot for the first injection. Since the procedure is so quick, the patient does not need anesthesia. However, the doctor may use antibiotic cream to numb the area should the patient be overly sensitive to pain. The injection portion of the session usually lasts no more than ten minutes, and its effects will last up to four months.

With any medical procedure, there are always side effects to consider. Some of those side effects are as follows:

* Allergic reaction;
* Mild tingling or numbness in area where injection was done;
* No improvement;
* Temporary headaches; and
* Temporary nausea

To find out if Botox® Cosmetic is a right fit for you, check with your local doctor and discuss your personal situation.

Read More

Collagen Injection Therapy

The skin is the first thing people notice in other people. Women and men alike desire to look young and vibrant, and, many times, the first part of the body to look old is the skin. Thanks to advances in medical and pharmaceutical technology, skin can look younger and fresher no matter a person’s age. One of the procedures used specifically to improve skin today is known as Micro Needling, or also commonly known as Collagen Induction Therapy.

What Is Micro Needling?
Micro Needling is an aesthetic therapy used to improve the skin’s appearance as well as to lessen acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines.

How Does Micro Needling Work?
Very small needles are used on the skin in order to generate collagen and elastin. Specifically, the needles create little micro-channels which cause the skin to fill these wounds with new collagen and elastin. This generation begins to improve the skin’s wrinkles and overall appearance. Usually, Micro Needling only lasts about 30-60 minutes depending on the specific area of skin treated.

When Will Clients See Results?
That depends on the individual patient, but most patients have reported that their skin actually has a glow immediately following their procedure. In addition, patients usually continue to see results up to six months past their treatment due to the continued collagen production in their skin.

Is Micro Needling Safe?
Most professionals have indicated that Micro Needling is safer than other skin procedures (chemical peels, etc.) because the fine needles cause very little skin damage.

It is important to find a reputable doctor or aesthetician to perform the Micro Needling procedure, so be sure and check for reviews and testimonials from your chosen professional.

Adding Micro Needling procedures to a good skincare regimen can aid skin staying fresher and more vibrant.

Read More