You’ve decked the halls, strung the lights, wrapped the gifts and even baked a batch of delicious holiday cookies to gift to friends and co-workers. You’re fully in the holiday spirit, and you’ve picked out the perfect presents for everyone on your list. But in all your preparations, you’ve probably overlooked the most important holiday gift recipient: yourself. Reward yourself for your holiday heroics with the following in-demand treatments.
Start out 2019 on the right foot by giving yourself the gift of effortlessly younger skin. Join the legions of people who have discovered how easy it is to get fewer wrinkles, boost volume and maintain natural-looking anti-aging results – with minimal pain and no need for recovery time. After these quick, in-office treatments, you can resume your typical daily activities right away. If you have noticed your topical anti-aging creams and lotions aren’t enough on their own, let injectables become your new go-to beauty secret in the year ahead. Here’s what these minimally invasive products can do for you.
Botox® and Dysport®
Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators that are derived from a purified version of botulinum toxin. They work by creating a temporary paralysis in the muscles around the eyes and eyebrow area, smoothing out frown lines and crow’s feet to make you look happier and more relaxed. Though the effects are not permanent, they are long-lasting, and you can choose to come back in for periodic touch-up treatments every few months.
These two products are chemically identical, and we can determine which is better for you after listening to your needs and evaluating the extent of your wrinkles. Botox and Dysport are both highly effective for anyone who is looking for noticeably visible improvements without having to commit to invasive surgical procedures.
Fillers are ideal for anyone who wants comprehensive facial rejuvenation, without the risks, discomfort or recovery time associated with more invasive surgical procedures. These products come in various formulations and thicknesses to correct mild to moderate wrinkles, creases and volume loss. Skilled aesthetic professionals such as Dr. O’Daniel and his nurse injector can help advise you on where you would benefit from dermal fillers, and choose the perfect amount and type to use.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body’s connective tissues naturally produce to help maintain the moisture level in your cells. However, factors such as age and sun exposure cause the levels of hyaluronic acid in your body to deteriorate, which in turn can cause facial lines. The FDA-approved Juvéderm product line is a popular family of smooth, biocompatible gel-based dermal fillers that will effectively plump up your cheeks and lips, as well as smoothing out the smile and frown lines that form around your mouth and nose.
Like Juvéderm, the Restylane family of injectables also relies on hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient. However, its formula is designed for deeper injection into tissue to help erase more significant wrinkling and loss of volume, including the nasolabial folds or “parentheses lines” that develop over the years.
Radiesse® is effective at treating deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It also can be used for filling in the backs of your hands if they have become bony or sunken as you have grown older. For the first few months after Radiesse® treatment, it acts like a cosmetic filler, immediately plumping up the skin and erasing age lines. Then, it begins to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen for a lasting youthful appearance. In many patients, Radiesse® wrinkle filler benefits may last a year or more.
Collagen is a unique structural protein in the human body that serves as the “scaffolding” that keeps skin firm and tight. However, the amount of collagen your body naturally contains decreases sharply as you age, which causes skin to become loose and saggy. Now, Sculptra gives you the ability to add lost volume and fill in fine lines and scars. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic substance that works within your body to stimulate new collagen production and help prevent lost volume in the face and jawline. Unlike other fillers, Sculptra will not dissolve into your body tissues over time. Instead, it will gradually improve your skin’s appearance over a series of facial injections, with age-defying results that can last as long as two years.
Give Yourself a Holiday to Remember
Nobody knows better what you want this holiday than you do. Add yourself to your “good” list and be your own Santa this holiday season. You’ll head into the new year loving your improved appearance.
To learn more about these minimally invasive treatments, contact us at our brand-new skin spa location in Louisville. We are proud to provide solutions that fit our patients’ needs for rejuvenation without downtime.
Call our studio at 502-584-1109 to schedule your appointment.