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5 Benefits of Winter Facials For a Holiday Glow

Benefits of winter facials

The holiday season is full of fun-filled gatherings with family and friends. Harsh winds can also accompany the winter months with temperature changes from moving indoors to outdoors, and the stresses that come with creating an idyllic season of celebration for your loved ones. Winter is never kind to our skin in terms of flakes, cracks, and chapped lips. If you’ve always wanted to indulge in a facial, winter is the best season to try one, and here’s why.

Rehydrated Skin

Wind and cold temperatures outdoors, and electric heaters pumping the indoors means that everywhere you go, your surroundings are sucking moisture from your skin. Even if you are drinking enough water, your facial cells require topical hydration during the changing seasons. During a facial, your skin will be treated with the best moisturizers and serums that are a perfect compliment for your skin. Whether you struggle with oily skin or suffer from dryness, your face is appropriately moisturized and rehydrated.

The infusion of moisture applied directly into your skin cells will last throughout the month, working in conjunction with the skin care products you use at home. Calm down the winter woes with reduced dryness, fewer flakes, and a more even complexion with reduced redness.

Increased Circulation

As our skin ages, our natural circulation slows, which dulls complexion. When you get a facial, you will receive steam and massage treatments that both serve to improve the blood flow of your facial skin and create a healthy glow. Improved circulation will leave you with a youthful glow all winter long.

Vitamin and Antioxidant Infusion

A facial provides your cells with the nutrients they need to thrive. Specific vitamin serums and antioxidants will be placed on your skin, providing you with superior anti-aging benefits. These vitamins and antioxidants can reduce inflammation, speed up new cell turnover, and reverse damage from your summer fun-in-the-sun. The vitamin and antioxidant infusion your skin receives in a facial will help to combat winter windburn and protect your skin.

Clear out Pores and Blackheads

During a facial, your pores will begin to soften and open, preparing them for extractions. Extractions will remove acne, blackheads, and other skin impurities from your mores that cause your skin harm. At-home products in your skincare regimen can leave behind blackheads and clogged pores. Achieve healthy, clear skin with a winter facial.

Relaxation

The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, and getting a facial can be the perfect escape. A single hour of pampering and self-care can make a world of difference in how you face the months ahead. Taking time for yourself and taking care of your skin can help you to feel confident and ready to tackle the holidays. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and rehydrate.

Unique Benefits of HydraFacials

The HydraFacial offers sophisticated, customized cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction in just 30 minutes. Take your skin to the next level with this incredible treatment option that works on every skin type and skin tone. The HydraFacial is ideal for anyone hoping to improve the health of their skin with remarkable benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulated collagen production to enhance elasticity and firmness
  • Even tone and vibrancy
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Lightened brown spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Cleared congestion and oil spots
  • Eliminated blackheads and unclogged pores
  • Minimized enlarged pores
  • Smoothed acne-prone skin

Maintaining Your Facial Results

Whatever your skincare goals are this winter, Laser Aesthetic Center has a treatment plan to restore your glow. The best way to maintain your facial results is to drink plenty of water, use a daily moisturizer for your appropriate skin concerns, and to create an ongoing treatment plan for future facials. Achieve beautiful, hydrated skin all winter long by scheduling a facial with Laser Aesthetic Center today!

Wondering What To Do About Your Aging Neck? We Have Your Answer Here

Aging neck skin solutions

Anti-wrinkle creams, daily moisturizers, and other skincare products can help to restore the face’s youthful glow. While the face is important, your neck is equally vital in maintaining an overall youthful appearance and is often left neglected until it’s too late. If your neck is beginning to sag and reveal the hands of time, now is your opportunity to consider a rejuvenating and uplifting procedure.

While a traditional surgical neck lift can immediately address signs of aging, there are alternative treatments that can lift and tighten the neck with little-to-no downtime.

If Excessive Skin is Your Issue

Loose skin and a thick banding of the platysma muscle (which runs from chin to clavicle) creates the dreaded look of a “turkey neck.” The treatment options that can tighten a turkey neck depend on the severity of the sagging.

Ultherapy is a noninvasive ultrasound therapy that tightens and lifts the skin gradually. Ultherapy is the only noninvasive treatment cleared by the FDA and uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to lift and tighten loose skin over time. This energy works below the skin’s surface to stimulate natural collagen growth and new tissue, to essentially improve your skin from the inside out. You will begin to see an improvement in sagging, lax skin on your neck anywhere from 3-6 months following treatment.

Patients who are considering a neck rejuvenation procedure with mind-to-moderate loose skin may be an excellent candidate for Ultherapy. However, if you have significant sagging skin on the neck, including bands, a neck lift may be more suitable for your concerns.

If Your Sagging Is From Stubborn Neck Fat

Freezing away neck fat with CoolSculpting is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of double chins. This nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is a revolutionary fat reduction treatment that reduces stubborn fat deposits without surgery or downtime. The noninvasive fat reduction procedure utilizes an applicator that exposes unwanted bulges to controlled cooling to freeze fat cells.

Once the fat cells are frozen, they crystallize, die off, and are cycled out of the body in the form of waste. Once fat cells have been removed from the body, they do not grow back. CoolSculpting is an excellent option for anyone looking to achieve long-term fat reduction.

If Your Problem Is Uneven Skin Tone

If unsightly spots on your neck caused by sun damage are your issue, we have your solution. PicoSure laser can improve and revitalize your skin by eliminating sun spots and darkened areas on the face, neck, arms, and other exposed areas. During each PicoSure treatment, your skin will be cleansed and gel will be applied. The laser will send pulses to your skin that feels like a small pinch. After each sun spot removal treatment, you can expect your skin to have some mild redness for the first 24-48 hours. Some sunspots may appear darker initially; however, the discoloration will soon fade.

PicoSure laser can remove or minimize:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Liver spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Brown patches
  • Freckles
  • Other pigmentation issues

If Your Wrath Is With Wrinkles

Neck lines can appear horizontally or vertically. The side-to-side, tree-ring-like lines can be much more prominent as our skin ages. Using a Fraxel laser on neck lines can boost collagen production, tighten and smooth the skin. Skin tightening therapies, such as Ultherapy, allows for the skin to appear smoother. Additionally, vertical bands can be caused by a pulling of the platysma muscle. Injections, such as Botox, can relax the pulling and soften the appearance of neckbands.

Still Unsure What To Do About Your Neck?

Scheduling a consultation with our board-certified technicians at Laser Aesthetic Center can help you in determining which treatment or combination of treatments is ideal for you. If you are interested in neck rejuvenation, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to find out which treatment will give you the best outcome.

The Tightening Treatment Saggy Neck Skin Desperately Needs

Sagging Neck Skin Treatment

Say hello to Ultherapy, the anti-aging facial rejuvenation treatment that lifts and refreshes like a facelift without any downtime or surgery. Ultherapy is a less-intensive, non-surgical option for treating sagging and skin laxity around the face, neck, and decolletage.

This treatment is ideal for those who have been searching for a safe and convenient way to address saggy neck skin and facial aging.

Non-Surgical Skin Lifting and Firming With Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that tightens and lifts the skin to restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Similar to a facelift, this treatment lifts and tightens the skin around the neck and face. This non-surgical procedure will target deep tissues by penetrating the skin by the use of ultrasound energy.

Ultherapy has been FDA-cleared and is established as a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment worldwide.

How Ultherapy Works

During your Ultherapy treatment, your specialist will pinpoint the exact areas of collagen break down via transducers that help us to see the treatment area. The ultrasound waves target the deepest layers of the skin and trigger the body’s natural healing response by way of collagen production. The waves are able to stimulate collagen and elastin creation, encouraging the skin to regenerate.

Ultherapy treatments are virtually painless. Almost immediately after your treatment, your skin will look and feel tighter. Over the next few months, your results will continue to improve as your body’s collagen production levels are boosted. Boosting the growth of new collagen helps to reduce the look of aging by promoting healthy volume within the skin, which in turn, fills in and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

This non-surgical treatment can target the exact areas of concern that you feel need to be lifted and firmed, all while providing you with natural-looking results. Patients can enjoy a healthier, younger-looking appearance without ever having to go under the knife.

When To Expect Results and How Long They’ll Last

Results of Ultherapy treatments are not instantaneous and require some time to take full-effect. Over the course of two to three months following treatment, lifting and tightening will continue on a cellular level. Deep in the skin of the treatment areas, the body’s natural healing process is working in overdrive. The new collagen production will continue to lift, smooth, and tighten skin laxity.

Ultherapy can help to address current skin concerns; however, it does not stop future aging symptoms from occurring. Patients may require additional Ultherapy sessions in the future to maintain ideal results.

Unique Advantages of Ultherapy

If you are looking for a non-invasive way to firm up your skin, Ultherapy offers you many advantages, including:

  • Natural results without any radical changes
  • No risk of an excessively lifted look
  • Visibly smooth complexion and firm contours
  • Wrinkle reduction and tissue firming in as little as one session
  • No recovery time
  • Ultherapy works well in combination with injections

Can Ultherapy Correct Your Sagging Neck?

Excellent candidates for Ultherapy include anyone dissatisfied with sagging or lax skin around the face, neck or under the chin. Potential patients may have considered a surgical facelift in the past to restore their youthful complexion, but would rather avoid an invasive surgical procedure. Patients who typically undergo Ultherapy treatments are in their 30’s or older.

Slow down the effects of aging without undergoing a more invasive surgical procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. Both men and women who have mild to moderate skin laxity are great candidates for treatment. To learn more about Ultherapy and if your sagging neck skin can be corrected with this treatment option, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation appointment with our Ultherapy experts!

Slim These 6 Unexpected Areas With Fat Reduction Treatments

CoolSculpting Treatment Areas

Despite diets and strict exercise regimens, many of us have stubborn fat that we can’t seem to get rid of. CoolSculpting technology uses this controlled cooling to target and kills these fat cells, naturally eliminating them from the body in the weeks that follow.

This unique technology cools and freezes the unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime that results in a visible reduction of fat. The treated problem cells are gone for good, creating an ideal non-invasive long-term treatment.

Slim these six unexpected areas with the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction treatment.

Thighs

One of the most commonly treated areas for CoolSculpting is stubborn fat on the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting comes with multiple applicator sizes in order to fit specific areas that you’re looking to tone and tighten. CoolSculpting is specifically designed for unwanted fat the resists diet and exercise and as such is more of a non-surgical alternative to liposuction than it is a weight loss solution.

Upper Arms

Many of us did not think about how age would impact our arms until, of course, we started noticing the skin getting looser and floppier. With CoolSculpting, the unique CoolSculpting Advantage Petite applicator was explicitly designed for this problem area. Loose arm skin and fat can be naturally frozen away, restoring your arms back to the contour you remember and love.

Bra and Back Fat

Did fat pockets under your bra just start popping out, making you self conscious in certain outfits? The good news is CoolSculpting can not only get rid of it, but the specifically designed Cool Advantage and Cool Advantage Plus Applicators can do it in a safe, non-invasive manner. This treatment safely and naturally kills the fat cells immediately below the surface of your skin. The dead fat cells are processed through your lymph system, leaving your back and bra area without the bulge.

 Stomach

No one loves stubborn love handles and extra abdominal fat. Regardless of diet and exercise, unwanted stomach fat loves to stick around. CoolSculpting can naturally eliminate unwanted belly fat while flattening and accentuating your abs. As a result, you can achieve that highly-desired hourglass shape without a single situp.

Under the Butt

If you look in the mirror and see an extra layer of skin underneath where your bum would typically end, you have the dreaded banana roll. Thankfully, CoolSculpting can not only make this extra and undesirable bulge go away, but there’s a specific tool to help. The Cool Advantage Plus Applicator was specifically designed for this part of the body.

Knees

At some point, the skin above the knee inexplicably starts to sag, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. With CoolSculpting’s Cool Advantage Petite Applicator, you can freeze the sag and fat away. This application leaves you with the sculpted and contoured legs you want – and deserve. The knee treatment area includes the fat area above the knee or distal thigh.

Double Chin

Say goodbye to your double chin with the most popular non-invasive double chin removing procedure. Extra skin on the chin and neck is eliminated with the Cool Advantage Petite. This tool was specially designed to treat this problem area.

Love Your Body Again With CoolSculpting

One of the best features of CoolSculpting is that it can treat many areas of the body to give you the shape of your dreams. Are you ready to start seeing your problem areas disappear? If so, it’s ready to contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation appointment for CoolSculpting.

The Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin

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Did your skin have a little too much fun in the sun this year? As summer comes to an end, you may be looking into the mirror and seeing a sun-damaged complexion staring back at you. While other lasers promise to treat hyper-pigmentation and blemishes, only PicoSure uses pressure to deliver impressive results without pain, discomfort, or downtime.

Achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance for fall with PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing.

PicoSure Laser For Skin Rejuvenation

FDA approved for skin rejuvenation, PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing offers the most advanced laser skin treatment in Hinsdale for the removal of skin imperfections. PicoSure gently delivers ultra-short pulses that penetrate and break down damaged skin cell layers until a smoother and healthier skin is achieved. The treatment promotes collagen and elastin production while stimulating a non-traumatic tissue healing response.

PicoSure is a quick and easy non-surgical and non-invasive laser skin treatment that focuses on problem areas in fewer treatments. Unlike lasers that rely on intense heat energy that leads to pain and significant redness, this gentle treatment provides impressive results without discomfort.

Laser skin rejuvenation has anti-aging benefits as aging skin layers peel away. Skin resurfacing can be applied to the face, neck, chest, legs, arms, and hands.

Causes of Skin Discoloration

Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Pigmented lesions, including sunspots, age spots, and brown patches, are dark in color because the melanin is concentrated in one specific area of the skin. While post pigmented lesions come from sun exposure, others can be something a patient has from birth. Hormonal changes, age, and sun exposure are all common factors and can induce pigment changes in the skin.

Treating Skin Imperfections

Lasers can remove a variety of unwanted skin pigmentation. During your consultation appointment, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime that specifically targets your pigmentation issues to help you achieve the skin you desire.

PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing is a safe non-surgical procedure that diminishes the appearance of skin imperfections, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Brown patches
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles

What To Expect During Treatment

Lasers remove a variety of unwanted pigment. Age spots, freckles, and brown patches can all be removed with PicoSure. During your consultation, our practitioner will put together a treatment regime to help you achieve the pigment-free skin you desire. Most patients find the treatment tolerable and do not require any numbing cream or anesthesia. PicoSure delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. The procedure can be performed in as little as 15 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Key benefits include:
  • Safe and highly effective
  • Minimal discomfort or pain
  • Little or no side effects
  • Requires fewer treatments
  • Removes skin imperfections
  • No injury to surrounding skin

Treatment Sessions May Vary

Improve the look of your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance by removing pigmented lesions in only a few treatments. Darker, deeper, and broader pigmented lesions may require additional treatments to achieve your desired results. Treatment intervals are 2-4 weeks but can be up to 8 weeks for darker skin types. Each patient is unique and will be evaluated by Laser Aesthetic Center before beginning any treatment.

Revitalization Results You Can Count On

If you’re ready to achieve revitalization results that you didn’t think were possible, call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation appointment. With PicoSure Laser Skin Resurfacing, younger, healthier-looking skin is only a treatment away.

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need?

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Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that improves, tightens, and lifts loose skin in the face and other parts of the body. This popular alternative to treatments including Botox stimulates your natural collagen production, and benefits patients of any age – even if you are in your 30’s!

Still need convincing? The optimal number of Ultherapy treatments required to maintain your results may surprise you.

 

Ultherapy: The Natural Way to Lift and Firm

Our skin is made of many layers bound together with compounds that work together to create a firm and youthful complexion. Collagen, a protein that helps our skin hold its structure, is one of the main compounds that create tight and firm skin. As we age, our natural supply of collagen begins to decrease, and our skin becomes lax and sagging. Following Ultherapy, our patients look years younger without ever enduring the pain and time commitment required when recovering from a facelift. 

 

Ultherapy is an excellent option for regaining lost collagen by:

  • Replacing collagen lost through the natural process of aging
  • Reversing the signs of aging including sagging, drooping, and loose skin
  • Stimulating your body’s natural collagen production levels

 

The Optimal Number of Treatments

Most patients will only require one Ultherapy session; however, some will benefit from additional treatments. The optimal number of treatments your skin needs will depend on how much laxity you have and how your body responds to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process. The number of treatment lines depends on the surface area of the lower face and mid-face, neck, and jowls. This number is typically around 400 to 750 lines of treatment, which will complete the neck and the whole face. In addition, age plays a factor.

 

It is recommended that patients return for additional Ultherapy treatment at the onset of skin laxity. Maintaining your results with additional treatments will help you achieve a natural appearance and avoid undergoing additional procedures to tighten your skin. After your first treatment, we will be able to establish how well your body responds to treatments. Follow-up appointments will then be scheduled based on your goals for the procedure and how long your results last. 

 

Seeing Results Can Take Time 

Ultherapy’s unique procedure works by triggering your body’s natural production of collagen. Over time, new collagen will gradually firm and lift your skin. The process of stimulating collagen production can take between three to six months. Following your initial treatment, you may see a minor difference in the firmness of your skin; however, significant changes in the firmness of your skin will appear in the months following your procedure.

 

How Long To Expect Results

Ultherapy can treat the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery; however, it will not duplicate the same results of a facelift. Ultherapy is, however, an excellent alternative for patients who are not ready to commit to surgery or patients who are looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery. Since Ultherapy stimulates your collagen production, how long the results last ultimately depends on you. New collagen production will be stimulated on the inside, but your body’s natural aging process will ultimately dictate how long your results will be visible on the exterior. 

 

Making Your Results Last 

With a proper skincare routine, your Ultherapy results can last for up to one year following treatment. It is advised to maintain a healthy skin care regimen, including the application sunscreen and general care of your skin. It’s also important to keep in mind that results will vary with each person, so future touch-ups can help to slow down the aging process if needed. 

 

Is Ultherapy The Right Treatment For You?

Before beginning Ultherapy, Laser Aesthetic Center recommends that Hinsdale patients first be seen for a consultation appointment. During this appointment, you will be asked simple questions regarding your medical history, and an examination will be performed to determine if Ultherapy is the right treatment for you. 

While the effects of Ultherapy will not equal that of a facelift, many of our patients are so pleased with their results that they ultimately decide not to have a facelift. Ultherapy treatments can be continued for years as an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift. Is Ultherapy the right treatment for you? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation appointment!

CoolSculpting: The Ultimate Beach Accessory

woman at the beach

Did you make a promise to yourself back in January that this would be the summer you finally feel comfortable in a bathing suit? If so, you’re likely wondering where the time went. It’s not too late to indulge in a little body contouring before summer officially comes to a close. CoolSculpting offers the ability to slim and smooth the body without any required surgery or downtime.

Make the most of those final warm-weather days and achieve the ultimate beach body with CoolSculpting.

Freeze Away Unwanted Fat

CoolSculpting works differently than any other type of body contouring procedures in today’s market. Rather than using suction or heat to eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting uses a revolutionary process known as cryolipolysis. This Targeted cooling treatment uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells so that the body can naturally eliminate them. The procedure requires no use of heat or surgery to sculpt the body leading to a lesser risk of damage to the surrounding skin and tissue.

Dramatic and Long-Lasting Results

CoolSculpting treatments can entirely destroy targeted fat cells. This creates a permanent method of body contouring, allowing for your CoolSculpting results to last indefinitely. Once CoolSculpting kills off fat cells, they do not regenerate and return. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, you may regain fat in the treated areas or other areas on the body. Destroying existing fat cells will not prevent new fat cells from appearing. A healthy lifestyle is vital to preserving the results achieved from CoolSculpting. A person who does not exercise or maintains an unhealthy diet may soon see the fat return to treatment areas.

If new deposits of fat do form in the future, additional treatments can be performed to preserve your positive results.

No Vacation Time Required

Traditional fat removal procedures, such as liposuction, have changed a lot over the years. While they are less invasive than they used to be, they still require incisions and some type of surgery. This means that, even though you’ll be getting the results you want, your vacation time will be used for resting, recovering, and healing to be able to show off your new summer body.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that requires little or no discomfort during and after the procedure. No general anesthesia is required, which means your risk of side effects and post-procedural symptoms are incredibly minimal. Patients can typically return to their regular activities immediately following treatment without any telling signs that they just had a body contouring procedure. Save your precious vacation time for fun in the sun with a body sculpting treatment that can be easily fit into your daily routine.

There’s Still Time

You may not see immediate dramatic results from your CoolSculpting procedure before the end of summer. However, the benefits of CoolSculpting aren’t just summer accessories. The holiday season is well on its way, meaning months of gatherings with family and friends. Now is the ideal time to begin looking and feeling your best. Some patients start to see results as soon as three weeks, with the most dramatic results within two to three months. You can help to maintain, or even further your results by adopting a regular exercise routine and altering your diet to include healthier food choices.

You’ll Thank Yourself Next Summer

If you’ve put off focusing on your summer body, and have unwanted problem areas of fat on your body, CoolSculpting is just the treatment you need. The results achieved from CoolSculpting are considered permanent, meaning your results will last for all of your summers to come. Laser Aesthetic Center can help you to achieve your summer body in just a few short weeks, so what are you waiting for? Call today to learn more about why CoolSculpting is the ultimate beach accessory.

Is It Too Late For Preventative Botox?

Man Having Botox Treatment At Beauty Clinic

When it comes to warding off wrinkles, prevention is key. Using Botox treatments to inhibit the development of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to training facial muscles to behave differently, is incredibly efficient.

Unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet, and expression wrinkles are all due to the repetitive folding of the skin. By injecting earlier, you can keep unflattering wrinkles from forming in the first place, rather than attempting to fix them after they’ve already developed.

How Preventative Botox Works

Your muscles move when the nerves receive a transmission to the brain. As a result, the brain sends back a response telling the nerves how the muscles should move and react. Botox works by effectively blocking the muscle-nerve transmissions to the brain. As a result, the brain is unable to respond, leaving the injected muscles paralyzed in the process. The injected muscles don’t contract, and this allows the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Preventative Botox is ideal for wrinkles that come from the constant contraction of muscles. These muscles are most commonly referred to as “the 11’s” between the brows, horizontal lines across the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox can be a useful tool for preventing these wrinkles from forming in the future because wrinkles result from the repetitive movement of the skin. Botox injections at an early age can keep wrinkles from happening in the first place, rather than attempting to erase already present wrinkle formations.

The Right Time To Start Injections Is Different For Everyone

While there isn’t a blanket-statement age for which patients may want to begin Botox injections, most experts can agree that the ideal age varies from person to person. Every patient uses their facial expressions differently. While some may use their forehead regularly with etched-in lines beginning to form in their 20’s, others rarely use their forehead at all. Genetics and the overall health of your skin are factors to take into consideration. The best time to start treatment is before lines begin to appear.

Treatments That Extend Botox Results

Botox and dermal fillers complement many other excellent skin rejuvenation treatments because they work in different ways.

Botox can be combined with other treatments at Laser Aesthetic Center, including:

HydraFacials – Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial treatment is not only highly effective at improving the overall health of the skin, but it is also excellent for remedying fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, multi-step treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, painless extractions and unique delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides. Restore your skin to its healthiest state by removing impurities and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients.

Chemical Peels – Chemical peels are another excellent option that focuses on improving skin tone and texture alongside the wrinkle-fighting powers of Botox. Chemical peels are ideal for treating superficial wrinkles as the exfoliants in the peel remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.

Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments – Botox injections focus on reducing the appearance of deep-set wrinkles on the upper face. Laser treatments focus on the overall quality of your skin, stimulating the skin to begin producing collagen as a way of healing itself. IPL treatments can be a great compliment to Botox by helping to treat the finer wrinkles that appear or other texture abnormalities of the skin.

Dermal Fillers – Both Botox and dermal fillers reduce the appearance of age-related lines and wrinkles; however, they work in different ways. Where Botox targets muscles, dermal fillers do just as their name implies. Dermal fillers are injected into or under the skin to fill lines and wrinkles while restoring facial structure and volume loss due to aging.

Botox Alone Won’t Prevent Aging Skin

Once unwanted lines and creases have become permanent, they become more challenging to minimize. Prevention is key to your combat against wrinkles, but Botox alone won’t prevent your skin from aging. It’s vital to protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat when outside, and to maintain a balanced skincare routine.

Caring for your skin has more significant benefits than just slowing down the aging process. When used in combination with Botox, healthy skin will allow for Botox results to look better and last longer. Is it too late for preventative Botox? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your complimentary Botox consultation.

The Secret To Timing Botox Treatments

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Whether you’re looking into Botox or Dysport injections for the first time, or if you have already had experience with the process, understanding the secret to timing your treatments is vital in maintaining wrinkle-free skin. It’s always essential to have a firm understanding of how these treatments work and what you can expect from long-term sessions.

Too much Botox in a short period can cause facial paralysis, muscle drooping, or worse, lead to botulism. Read on to learn how to space out your treatments properly to prevent your unwanted wrinkles from returning while avoiding complications.

How Botox Works

Muscle movements occur when muscle nerves send a transmission to the brain. The brain then sends back a response telling the nerves how their muscles should react. Repetitive moment leads to the formation of wrinkles in the skin that covers the muscles.

Botox works by blocking muscle nerve transmissions to the brain. As a result, the brain is unable to respond, leaving the injected muscles paralyzed, leading to the illusion of unaged skin. Botox is most commonly injected around or on the forehead, around the eyes, and at the corners of the lips where the face is most prone to wrinkles.

Maintaining Wrinkle-Free Skin

How often your skin requires Botox treatments and how long your results will last differs from person to person. In general, Botox and Dysport effects wear off after four to six months. While the answer to how long your skin will stay wrinkle-free will be unique, certain factors can make a difference in how well your face receives Botox and how long your results will last.

Factors To Take Into Consideration

Skin Type – The type of skin you have may change how frequently you can have Botox or how often you will need injections. Your skin’s texture, color, and tone are all taken into consideration during the evaluation process.

Age – Your age plays a key role in the recommended frequency with which you’ll need Botox or Dysport treatments. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, so more frequent treatments will be required to maintain the appearance of your results.

Skin Condition – Skin that is in relatively good shape with minor fine lines and wrinkles won’t require Botox treatments as frequently as skin with severe lines and deep wrinkles.

Lifestyle – Lifestyle choices, including smoking, affects the success rate of Botox treatments. Continuing smoking throughout Botox treatments will have a negative impact on the longevity of your results. Additionally, alcohol consumption may also impact how long your results last.

Type of Injection – The type of injection you receive will affect the frequency of treatments, too. It’s always recommended to have an initial exam performed by an M.D., PA, or NP before any injections to ensure you are receiving the correct type of injection for your specific treatment area.

Establishing Realistic Expectations

Before receiving any cosmetic injection, it’s essential to understand that Botox and other injections are not a permanent solution for eliminating lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic injections temporarily block the signals from nerves to the muscles, and these treatments only offer temporary results. A lower dose is recommended for an initial treatment to determine how your body responds to Botox. Several sessions are required to establish an ideal treatment schedule.

Think Long-Term

Over time with regular Botox injections, the muscles in your face or other parts of your body often begin to train themselves based on the therapy. This allows for the amount of time between injections to be extended for long-term treatment plans.

Always choose a doctor who has experience and is knowledgeable about Botox before having any injections administered. If you are considering Botox or other injections to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center to discuss your expectations.

5 Non-Invasive Treatments You Had No Idea Men Were Getting

man receiving Facial rejuvenation therapy

 

Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are continuing to grow in popularity, and not just amongst women. The modern man is also interested in addressing the signs of aging while maintaining a masculine appearance. Men tend to have their own specific set of aesthetic concerns, including stubborn fat pockets and fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are the top 5 non-invasive cosmetic treatments you had no idea that men everywhere are getting.

 

Laser Hair Removal For Excessive Hair Growth

Laser hair removal is an excellent non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can make a man look younger and more attractive by removing excess body hair. The treatment works by damaging the hair follicles with intense pulsed light. The procedure can typically be performed in less than an hour, depending on the treatment area. Men who utilize laser hair removal often use the procedure to remove, or even simply thin out, hair from their shoulders, back, chest, stomach, and face. Several sessions are required to achieve optimal and lasting results.

 

Body Contouring to Slim Love Handles

When eating a healthy diet and working out isn’t enough to a man that trimmed, sculpted look, one non-surgical and clinically proven treatment will. Remove unwanted fat from specific areas while toning and tightening the skin with CoolSculpting. Focusing on a particular problem area of the body, such as love handles or the stomach, CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze subcutaneous fat cells without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. Subcutaneous fat is the pinchable fat that sits just underneath the skin. After the CoolSculpting treatment has destroyed the targeted fatty tissue, the body then eliminates the fat cells through the lymphatic system.

 

Botox to Decrease Wrinkles and Sweat Stains

Easily the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure that you had no idea men were getting is Botox. Primarily used to reduce the signs of aging, Botox works by relaxing the tensed facial muscles that cause wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet. Botox can also be utilized to reduce excessive armpit sweating, making it the perfect injection for every man. This 10-minute procedure allows patients to return to normal activities immediately, and the effects of Botox last between 4-6 months on average.

 

Chemical Peels For Smoother Skin

The modern man knows that men’s skincare products and procedures allow for achieving a younger, healthier, and more attractive appearance. Chemical peels for smoother skin are one of the most popular methods of achieving a man’s ideal skin. Chemical peels work by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, unveiling the fresh skin cells that lie beneath. The chemical solutions used are FDA cleared and gentle in removing the top layer of skin cells.

 

HydraFacials to Rejuvenate

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment designed to resurface the skin, while gently washing the pores and hydrating the skin. By using a unique spiral design, a combination of nutrients and hydrating serums are applied, along with a deep cleaning process. The skin is cleansed and exfoliated by infusing highly beneficial products to cure most facial issues.

Male clients generally report noticeable skin changes after the first treatment, and the results will last for five to seven days. Men love seeing substantial results from the HydraFacial, including eliminating fine lines, lightening dark spots, and reducing acne breakouts.

 

Treatments For Men In Hinsdale

With treatment options like these, it’s easy to see why so many men in Hinsdale are opting to address their insecurities and areas of concern. Non-invasive treatments can offer exceptional results, with little-to-no downtime, and an affordable price tag. Contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to discover what treatment is right for you.

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