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5 Benefits Men and Women Love From PicoSure Laser Facials

Laser facial benefits

The PicoSure Laser can achieve all and more of the benefits that traditional laser treatments can do with no side effects or downtime required. If you’ve been considering medical aesthetic treatments, PicoSure Laser Facials may be the ideal treatment for you.

Read on to learn five of the many benefits both men and women love from PicoSure Laser Facials and how this revolutionary treatment can revitalize your skin.

Benefit #5: PicoSure Is Suitable For All Skin Types

The PicoSure Laser targets specific skin cells in the skin rather than penetrating the skin’s surface. This makes PicoSure treatments safe for all skin types without potential risk or harm in any way.

If you have Asian skin, you already know how difficult it can be to find laser treatments suitable for your skin. Laser Aesthetic Center is delighted to promote laser skin pigmentation removal for Asian skin with the PicoSure Focus laser. This gentle, light-based approach can help you regain lost confidence and restore your porcelain appearance.

Benefit #4: Pigmentation Irregularities and Discoloration Are Corrected

The PicoSure laser breaks up the pigment found in brown spots, age spots, and freckles. During your PicoSure Laser Facial, discoloration is penetrated with short bursts of energy. The device’s energy then breaks up the melanin into particles that are small enough for the body to absorb naturally. Over time, the body gradually removes the fragmented melanin, which leads to the unwanted discoloration disappearing. The PicoSure facial can remove pigmented lesions caused by sun damage in addition to other difficult to treat conditions, including melasma and acne pigmentation.

Benefit #3: Wrinkles and Acne Scars Disappear

A unique Focus Lens in the PicoSure Laser allows treatment to efficiently and effectively remove most impurities from the surface of your skin. Not only can it remove natural impurities, but it’s also widely known for making acne scars disappear. The laser can target individual cells and rejuvenate your skin on its own in a natural way.

Benefit #2: Collagen Production Is Stimulated

During your PicoSure Laser Facial treatment, the dermis’ deeper layers are stimulated to increase the natural rejuvenation process. New collagen and elastin are created as a result of the skin responding to the laser’s energy. Deep layers of tissue are targeted during the treatment to tighten the skin, improve tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

Benefit #1: There Is No Downtime or Discomfort

Traditional lasers cause your skin to be red and tender for several days following treatment. With the PicoSure Laser Facial, there is almost no discomfort during the treatment itself, and no downtime is required following. A slight tingling sensation will be felt as the laser causes PressureWaves in your skin cells. Immediately after your treatment, most experience no discomfort. Slight redness in the treated areas may appear, but this should disappear entirely after one to three hours.

When You Can Expect To See Results

Unlike other treatments, the PicoSure Laser Facial results in little to no redness for most. Immediately following your treatment, it’s recommended to avoid direct contact with the sun and always to use SPF protection after your treatment. It is safe to reapply makeup and return to regular activities the same day as your treatment.

Not only is there no resulting redness, but there will also be no peeling. PicoSure Facial sessions are performed in sessions spaced a month apart. Minor changes will be noticeable after one session; however, three sessions are often necessary to see full results.

Contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to learn more about how safe and effective PicoSure Laser Facials can be for your skincare needs.

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Wrinkles While You Sleep

Prevent wrinkles while you sleep

Sleep is incredibly essential to your beauty regimen, which is precisely why people call it beauty sleep. 40% of Americans report getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, which means that you need to make the most of the hours you can get. Waking every morning and seeing a puffy-eyed version of yourself with creases from your pillowcase formed into your skin can have long-term effects on your appearance.

Prevent wrinkles as much as possible while you sleep by following these five simple tips.

Making The Most of Your Beauty Rest

Prevention is critical in doing your part to ensure fine lines don’t become permanent, and it all starts with how you sleep. Changing the position in which you sleep or purchasing specific products to prevent wrinkles are all excellent tactics for keeping your skin looking young and radiant. Sleep wrinkles are creases that form on the face due to skin positioning and pressure. They typically form as you move during sleep. For example, if you sleep with your face down or pressed up against your pillow, the fabric has a higher friction force against your skin, leaving behind wrinkles and creases that can become permanent over time.

Sleep On Your Back

Of all the various angles and positions you can contort your body into while you sleep, sleeping on your side or stomach can have the worst consequences. Sleeping face down or on your side pushes your skin into the sheets, which causes the skin to fold and crease. Over time, these creases become permanent. While it can be challenging to change your sleeping position, sleeping on your back is always the best solution for preventing wrinkles while you sleep.

Upgrade Your Pillow

One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to their sleep habits is using the wrong pillow type. Side sleepers should always sleep with an extra-firm pillow. Strategically position your head, so the lower half of your face is off the pillow. Doing so will ensure that your skin isn’t contorted into wrinkled positions while you sleep.

Invest In Your Pillowcase

Traditional pillowcases are created from fabrics that grip the skin rather than letting the skin slide across it without force. While flannel and jersey sheets may be cozy (especially during the cold winter months!), they tend to hold onto the skin more than other fabrics. Investing in a silk or satin pillowcase will help to cut down on facial creases, lines, and imprints as you sleep. The less your skin grips onto your pillowcase, the less likely it is to wind up with permanent fine lines from your sleeping position.

Don’t Forget To Apply Night Cream or Overnight Serum

Nourish your skin while you sleep by incorporating an overnight serum formulated with the ingredients your skin needs to repair itself while you snooze. Ingredients like high concentrations of micro-algae, super-foods, vitamins, and peptides will restore visible firmness. As a bonus, these ingredients will also help repair the damage caused by daily pollution and environmental factors that cause clogged pores, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Can’t Break Your Bad Sleeping Habits? We Can Help!

Using dermal fillers like Dysport and Botox enables us to correct fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases caused by sleep positions. These injectables can help to improve expression wrinkles, such as scowl lines, with continued use. While cosmetic treatments, such as fillers or collagen-producing treatments, can help to smooth out the skin, sleeping on your back is the best way to prevent these creases from forming.

For more tips on reducing wrinkles while you sleep, or for help with treating already-present sleep lines, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule an appointment.

Dysport Vs. Botox: Which Is Right For You?

Botox Vs Dysport

Botox and Dysport are both incredibly popular products for addressing skin issues associated with fine lines and wrinkles. Both injectables work by relaxing the muscles in your face to eliminate wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. When comparing the two, there are a few factors to consider when determining which injectable is right for you.

How Botox and Dysport Compare

Botox and Dysport are both neurotoxins used to treat wrinkles. When injected, they work by relaxing the muscles and preventing those muscles from contracting to keep wrinkles from forming. Injectables work by filling the skin’s creases with another substance to give you smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

While Botox and Dysport work similarly, the length of time for each one to take effect, and the amount of product necessary for effective treatment can differ.

About Dysport

Dysport has many similarities to Botox. Both injectables are non-invasive muscle relaxers that are used to correct a variety of age compilations. Dysport is a botulinum toxin that causes your facial muscles to relax. Once injected under the skin, it’s directed towards targeted areas to treat moderate to severe wrinkles cases. After Dysport injections are administered, the muscles under your skin will immediately relax and smoothen, and specific areas will smoothen. Results typically last for 3-6 months before maintenance is necessary.

About Botox

Botox fillers work similarly to Dysport. Both injectables have the same active ingredient of botulinum toxin A. This active ingredient works by blocking nerve signals to targeted muscles resulting in a softer and more relaxed muscle. Wrinkles and lines are eliminated from this muscle relaxation. Results typically last for 3-4 months before maintenance is necessary.

Significant Differences Between Dysport and Botox

In most instances, Dysport and Botox can be used to treat the same cosmetic conditions. Both have the same active ingredient, safety profiles, and working mechanism. Both are injectable and minimally invasive muscle relaxing agents, making the differences minuscule.

Knowing the best product for treating a specific cosmetic condition is a critical piece in determining which product will give you the results you desire.

Wrinkles Between The Eyes

Parallel lines that appear between the eyebrows are often better treated by Botox. Botox diffuses less than Dysport and works great for small targeted areas on the face.

Crows Feet

When it comes to treating fine lines that appear around the eyes, also referred to as crow’s feet, Dysport may deliver a more desirable result. Dysport diffuses quickly to larger areas and relieves more wrinkles, making it more suitable for larger areas.

Forehead Lines

Dysport spreads easily, making it more useful for treating lines on the forehead. Because Dysport is more diluted, you may need a higher dosage when compared to Botox. Achieving your best results will depend on how the injections are administered.

Are You a Candidate?

Regardless of your age or skin type, you’re likely a good candidate for either Botox or Dysport. Most people who use wrinkle-corrected injectables are between the ages of 35 and 65, and while treatments are more popular with women, men love the anti-aging effects too. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has recently reported that the number of patients under the age of 30 who choose non-surgical “rejuvenation” methods has continued to increase year over year.

When deciding between Botox and Dysport, it’s critical to find a trustworthy and professional provider. If you’re ready to learn more about injectables and how they can rejuvenate your skin, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation.

8 Reasons Why Skin Loses Elasticity (And How To Improve It!)

Improving Skin Elasticity

Wrinkles, creases, and expression lines are often the first signs that our skin is losing elasticity. Age tends to be the main culprit of loose and sagging skin; however, there are other reasons why your skin may be aging faster than you’d like.

While collagen-stimulating night creams and other in-office treatments may help restore some of your skin’s lost elasticity, determining what’s causing the depletion is crucial. Here are eight common reasons why skin loses elasticity, and what you can do to improve it.

Sun Exposure

While most people love the look of a sun-kissed glow, constant sun exposure can be incredibly damaging. UV radiation for prolonged periods causes your skin to overproduce an abnormal amount of elastin, causing collagen to break down, leading to wrinkles and sagging. UV rays are a significant cause of skin damage and can quickly accelerate your skin’s aging process. In fact, some studies have suggested that exposure to UV rays is responsible for about 80% of the visible signs of aging.

Cigarette Smoking

Smoking severely damages your skin and increases the signs of aging. Research has suggested that by the age of 30, smokers will have a visible increase in lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you’re currently a smoker, rest assured that premature aging can slow down as soon as you quit.

Dehydrated Skin

Our bodies are roughly 60% water, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the leading causes of decreased skin elasticity is dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, you will start to notice the surface getting flaky, loose, and wrinkled. Keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking water and moisturizing can help to replenish your body of the hydration it needs to be healthy.

Hormonal Changes

Women going through menopause may start to notice a significant decrease in elastin and collagen. As estrogen levels begin to decrease significantly, your skin’s hydration levels start to suffer.

Poor Dietary Decisions

One of the worst things you can do for your body is to eat a diet high in carbohydrates and sugars. The sugar that floods your system can attach itself to your collagen and elastin, causing glaciation, which causes premature wrinkles and sagging. Maintaining a balanced diet of quality protein, low sugar intake, and incorporating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can help give your body the boost it needs.

Weight Loss

Drastic weight loss can lead to your skin, taking a bit longer to catch up and retract. When you lose significant amounts of weight quickly, go through bariatric surgery, or go through a pregnancy, it can lead to the loss of volume in your skin. This refers to the thinning of the fatty layer beneath your skin and stretching of ligaments. In severe situations, surgical or non-surgical procedures may be necessary to restore skin elasticity and tautness.

General Aging

The most common cause of loose skin is aging. As we age, our body naturally produces less collagen and elastin, which both help to keep your skin firm. The impact of regular stretching and contraction from exposure to the elements and lifestyle habits is more permanent as your body ages.

Genetics

Some people are more genetically pre-dispositioned to loose skin than others. While the role genetics can play is unavoidable, paying attention to other contributing factors, such as sun exposure, can reduce the effects.

Ultherapy: The Gold Standard For Sagging Skin

Laser Aesthetic Center offers a variety of treatment options that can help you tighten loose skin. Ultherapy is the gold standard for correcting sagging skin because it offers excellent results that take hold over time and stimulate your body’s collagen production. To learn more about common causes of loose skin and what you can do to correct it, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule an appointment.

How To Treat Pregnancy Melasma (Pregnancy Mask) With PicoSure

PicoSure For Pregnancy Melasma

Pregnancy brings on many physical changes, and your skin is no exception. Melasma is a chronic hyperpigmentation disorder caused by the overproduction of melanin in response to hormonal changes. Onset during the child-bearing years, melasma typically starts during the mid 20’s and can continue to affect individuals into their 60’s and beyond.

While traditional laser treatments are known to make melasma worse, PicoSure laser treatments can help. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and why it’s ideal for treating stubborn melasma.

What Is Pregnancy Melasma?

Pregnancy mask,” formally known as melasma, is a condition that 50-75% of women experience during or after pregnancy. Pregnancy melasma is a specific form of skin hyperpigmentation that is most commonly associated with pregnancy. Caused by the increase in estrogen, it is often diagnosed through a visual examination of your skin. To determine if you are suffering from melasma, look for dark blotches on various areas of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, and lip areas.

Factors That Increase Your Chances of Developing Pregnancy Mask

Melasma is thought to be triggered by a combination of UV-ray exposure and hormones. Due to higher levels of darker pigment, it is more common in women of color and individuals with brown-based complexions.

Other factors that increase your risks of developing melasma during or after pregnancy include:

  • Having Asian skin type (especially Fitzpatrick Skin Type III and IV)
  • Being of the child-bearing age
  • Physically active lifestyle
  • An increase in sun exposure
  • Family history of melasma
  • Increased female hormones from oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy
  • Thyroid disease
  • Having low testosterone

Melasma Treatment With PicoSure Laser

PicoSure laser treatments deliver extremely short pressure waves into the skin that shatter pigmentation into small particles that are then absorbed and discarded by your immune system. The PicoSure laser is a unique treatment option for melasma because it does not produce heat. Rather than “burning” the pigmentation out of the skin, any discoloration is non-invasively broken down. With no heat, there is no risk of inflammation in the skin and no risk of triggering an increase in melasma.

PicoSure laser’s unique picosecond pulse is cell-signaling. This produces significant rejuvenation to the treatment area, resulting in tighter, brighter skin. With no downtime required after treatment, PicoSure is an excellent treatment option for all skin types.

Benefits of PicoSure Laser For Melasma

PicoSure offers unique benefits that traditional laser treatments don’t, including:

  • PicoSure technology breaks up melasma better than laser energy
  • PicoSure provides faster, more predictable results than topical creams, chemical peels, steroids or oral treatments
  • PicoSure laser treatments are quick, comfortable and safe for all skin types
  • Treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical
  • There is no downtime required after treatments

Faster, More Predictable Results Than Topical Creams

In many cases, if you have melasma, your health care provider may prescribe topical ointments containing steroids to lighten dark pigmentation areas. This treatment can become time-consuming, inconvenient, and take months before you see results. Additionally, chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments may help melasma, but they strip away your skin’s outer layers. Downtime, while your skin recovers, can last from a week to several weeks at a time.

PicoSure laser treatments are an effective alternative that allows you to return to your daily activities without any necessary downtime.

Quick, Comfortable, and Safe Treatments

Most PicoSure laser treatments take 30 minutes or less per session. Since the laser energy penetrates below the surface of your skin to break up darker pigmentation, it’s a reasonably comfortable treatment process. Most compare the sensation to the snapping of a rubber band and describe the treatment as well-tolerated.

What New Mom’s Can Expect After Treatment

After PicoSure laser treatments, the pigmentation may appear initially darker. Over the next two weeks, your melasma will begin to fade. On average, we recommend four treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Maintenance appointments may be necessary every six months.

To learn more about PicoSure laser treatments and how you can improve your pregnancy melasma, contact Laser Aesthetic Center to schedule a customized consultation appointment.

Diminish Old Acne Scars By Combining These Two Treatments

Two acne scar treatments that work

For many men and women, embarrassing acne isn’t something that ends in the later parts of the teen years, and suffering from acne can also lead to visible scars that linger. Scars from acne can develop from cystic acne or from picking at your skin. Like other scars, those from acne can last a lifetime and affect your confidence in your appearance. Luckily, those problematic scars can be safely and effectively treated by combining two non-surgical solutions.

Stimulate collagen and diminish acne scars with Ultherapy and Microneedling from Laser Aesthetic Center.

Why You Still Have Acne Scars

Acne scars result from inflammation in your skin’s pores, leading to a break in the walls of your follicles. When this type of break is minor, the skin can heal independently with no visible marks left behind. However, when the follicle wall is deeply broken, infectious bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells can leak into the nearby tissue. This creates even bigger lesions under the surface of your skin.

Your body then attempts to repair this damage by creating new fibers of collagen. When too much collagen is produced, raised scars develop due to excess tissue growth during the healing process. In turn, if your body doesn’t produce enough collagen, you can lose tissue and develop depressed areas of scar tissue. These depressions can create the appearance of small indentations or holes where your skin suffered most from breakouts.

Finding Your Ideal Acne Scar Treatment

By thoroughly examining each type of present acne scar, Laser Aesthetic Center will help you develop the best acne scar treatment plan for your individual needs. During your free visual acne scar evaluation, we will be looking for different acne scarring and pigmentation types. Once your type of scarring has been determined, we can develop an ideal treatment plan for diminishing your scars.

Treatment Options That Really Work

Each person’s skin has different needs. Because of this, Laser Aesthetic Center offers different services to reduce or eliminate the presence of acne scars. While some patients may benefit from one type of treatment, others may find the most success from combining treatments for optimal results.

Microneedling and Ultherapy address different layers of the skin. Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve scarring. Microneedling addresses the superficial layer of the skin to help break up scar tissue and stimulate new healing. This improves and diminishes acne scars to improve skin texture, tone, and evenness.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound-based technology that can lift and tighten the skin of the lower face, chin, and neck. Ultherapy is FDA-approved to elevate the skin, improve imperfections, and address lines and wrinkles. Focused ultrasound energy stimulates collagen generation and tightens treatment areas.

Most patients only need one treatment, and results are expected to be long-lasting. Some patients may benefit from additional treatments at least one year later.

Microneedling

If you’ve tried over-the-counter products to no avail, it’s time to consider microneedling to improve acne scars. This in-office procedure can treat a variety of skin care concerns, including scars and wrinkles, and it can also help significantly with acne scars’ appearance.

As the name suggests, microneedling utilizes fine needles that prick your skin. During the process, your skin is encouraged to produce more collagen to heal the small wounds from the needles. Once new collagen is formed, your skin’s appearance will smooth out, filling in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling works best for depressed, not raised, acne scars. This has to do with the collagen-inducing effects. If you have raised acne scars, you already have excess collagen in the area.

Combining Treatments For Optimal Results

To learn more about whether this treatment approach is ideal for your skin, schedule a complimentary skin analysis with Laser Aesthetic Center. This will allow us to create the right treatment plan for your acne scars and overall needs. Contact us today to request your free acne scar analysis.

What To Expect During a Visual Acne Scar Evaluation

Visual acne scar treatment evaluation

Acne scarring is a long-term complication that affects up to 95% of patients who suffer from acne at some point in their life. Having acne scars can be emotionally distressing and affect many aspects of your life. From poor self-esteem to unemployment, these persistent scars can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to treat.

A comprehensive evaluation of your acne scars will help assess and develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific skin care needs.

How a Visual Evaluation Works To Improve Acne Scars

The only thing worse than acne breakouts is the deep, dark marks your pimples leave behind on your skin long after they’re gone. Whether your post-pimple reminder is a deep indent in your skin or a dark spot that’s more obvious than your original breakout, acne scarring and pigmentation can be frustrating.

By thoroughly examining each type of present acne scar, Laser Aesthetic Center will help you develop the best acne scar treatment plan for your individual needs. During your visual acne scar screening, we will be looking for the following types of acne scarring and pigmentation. Once your type of scarring has been determined, we can develop an ideal treatment plan for diminishing your scars.

Hyperpigmentation

Pigmentation is a darker discoloration of the skin rather than an actual scar. At times, pigmentation can present itself during the healing process after inflammation of acne has occurred. Hyperpigmentation tends to occur in darker complected individuals. Most of these dark patches will fade and disappear over time; however, you can do a few things to speed up the healing process, including:

  • Using products that include ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Retinol
  • Gently exfoliating the skin’s surface with a salicylic acid cleanser
  • Incorporating a Retinol serum to combat dark spots
  • Using a broad-spectrum SPF to prevent sun exposure from further darkening any spots

Boxcar Scars

Inflammatory acne that is red, inflamed, irritated, and pustule leaves behind boxcar acne scars. Shallow with sharp edges, boxcar scars almost look like something was pushed directly into the skin. The depression in the skin’s surface holds scar tissue that becomes forced into a downward appearance when compared to the rest of the skin.

Keloids

Skin that has become discolored, bumpy, and raised is likely due to a type of scarring called a keloid. These mounds form as a result of the body trying to heal itself post-inflammation. Keloids happen when your body accidentally produces too many cells.

Icepick Scars

An icepick scar is a small depression in your skin. Almost puncture-like, icepick scars form when your skin loses collagen, causing the overlying skin to collapse and leave a hole. Typically narrow, yet deep, these scars are usually the result of cystic acne. Incredibly painful, cystic acne commonly forms on your jawline, chin, and cheeks due to hormones.

Rolling Scars

Rolling acne scars have a wave-like appearance. Tiny saucers usually give the skin a wavy texture. Rolling scars are almost always a result of long-term inflammatory acne. These scars can become more evident with age as your skin loses its natural tightness and elasticity.

Let Us Help You Find Your Ideal Acne Treatment Today

Acne scar treatment is unique for every patient. Laser Aesthetic Center is thrilled to introduce a new and exciting way to use dual-technologies to deliver excellent results. Ultherapy, combined with microneedling, allows us to target your skin’s deepest layers while microneedling resurfaces your skin on a superficial level.

If you’re ready to reclaim your once smooth skin and diminish your acne scars, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your personalized visual acne scar evaluation.

Make Your Dermal Fillers Last Longer With These 6 Tricks

Tricks to make dermal fillers last longer

It’s a fact that the results you can achieve from dermal filler injectables won’t last forever. How long your results will last depends on several variables, including the type of filler, the thickness of the material in the formula, and where your dermal fillers are injected. Whether you’re looking to get fillers for the first time or getting them for years, it’s always ideal to have your results last for as long as possible.

Read on to learn about a few simple things you can do to maximize your results and make your dermal fillers last as long as possible with these six tricks.

Minimize UV Exposure

One of the most common causes of skin damage is overexposure to UV rays. Consistently protecting your skin against the harmful rays of the sun can extend the life of dermal fillers in addition to maintaining results from other skincare treatments. While exposing your skin to the sun, always be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 45 or higher to protect yourself from direct UV radiation.

Be Consistent With Your Home Skincare Routine

As with many other cosmetic treatments, the benefits of injectables are that they will last longer for those who properly care for their skin. Those who keep their skin healthy by moisturizing daily and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water will enhance the water absorption effect of hyaluronic-based fillers. In doing so, you will help to keep the treated areas plump and wrinkle-free.

Stay Away From Processed and Packaged Foods

The types of foods that you consume can directly affect your appearance and your skin’s underlying health. When it comes to maximizing the results of dermal fillers, we encourage all patients to stay away from processed and packaged food. Limiting the amount of sugar in your diet will also help extend the life of your fillers. Increased inflammation caused by these foods in your body has a direct impact on the overall appearance of your complexion, so be sure to make great food choices and eat right for your body.

Increase Your Zinc Levels

Some studies have suggested that Botox efficiency is directly linked to zinc levels within the body. Many individuals tend to have a slight zinc deficiency, so regularly taking a zinc supplement after your Botox treatment may help to prolong the anti-aging effects.

Be Mindful of Your Exercise Routine

All patients are encouraged to stay active, being overly active and burning a lot of calories after you just had dermal fillers can actually speed up the rate at which those fillers wear off. How quickly your metabolism works influences how soon your results will fade. The faster your metabolism, the sooner you will need additional treatment sessions.

If you already have one in place, continue your regular exercise routine. If you consider yourself an active person, keep in mind that you may need a repeat treatment sooner than later.

Schedule Maintenance Treatments Before Your Results Wear Off

The most effective way to continue to enjoy smooth and youthful skin after injections is to schedule maintenance appointments before the effects wear off. Recurrent treatments are especially useful for Botox as they may actually train targeted muscles to respond to the neurotoxin for extended periods.

Finding The Best Filler For You

At Laser Aesthetic Center, we offer a range of dermal fillers to help fill in lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. To learn more about your options and about what you can do to make your fillers last for as long as possible, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.

The 5 Areas on the Body That Show Signs of Aging First

Areas that show aging first

As we age, our skin starts to produce less collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and other essential components that keep our bodies youthful and radiant. The first signs of aging tend to show up in some places before others, including these five areas of the body that show signs of aging first.

The Corners of the Mouth

One of the first areas that begin to show the telling signs of aging is the corners of the mouth. The edges of your mouth turning down can easily make you look as if you are always frowning or angry. Fat loss in your cheeks leads to “marionette lines” on either side of your mouth, which contributes to the appearance of a permanent frown. As the neck’s platysma muscles begin to pull down over time, this can worsen the presence of these lines.

Finding a solution: Drooping corners of the mouth and marionette lines can easily be solved with properly placed Botox or Dysport. These fillers work by restoring lost facial volume and filling in deep lines and creases. Fillers can also be successfully used to reshape the lips, add volume, and correct asymmetry.

The Corners of the Eyes

Fine lines are commonly known as “crows feet” and start to form at the corners of the eyes as we age. Your eyes are involved in so many different facial expressions that these lines are often the first to show before wrinkles develop in other areas of your face. From smiling and laughing to frowning and squinting, these repetitive movements create dynamic wrinkles that show each time your face changes expression. Dynamic wrinkles turn to static wrinkles that remain even while at rest after time.

Finding a solution: Fine lines around the corners of the eyes can be easily corrected using a few techniques. Botox injections can help to relax the muscles that cause crow’s feet to form. Studies have found that starting Botox injections early and getting them regularly may help to prevent crow’s feet and other static wrinkles from forming. For those looking to treat already-present static wrinkles around the eyes (and other areas of the face, too!), Ultherapy is an incredible treatment for reducing the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles.

Vertical Creases Between the Eyebrows

Frown lines, “11 lines,” and vertical creases are all different names for the stubborn creases that form between the eyebrows. These deep lines resemble the number 11, which is precisely where they get their name. These lines start to show for the same reasons crow’s feet do: this is an area involved in many facial expressions leading static wrinkles to form quickly.

Finding a solution: Similar to previously mentioned solutions, vertical creases between the eyebrows are easily treated with Botox and Dysport. Healthy skincare habits like wearing sunscreen daily, keeping your body hydrated, and getting enough sleep all help to reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.

The Backs of the Hands

The skin on the hands is very thin, just like the skin underneath our eyes, making it extremely fragile. Hands are often exposed to the elements that are the biggest culprits of damage, such as sun damage. These harmful UV rays can cause skin-plumping proteins, such as collagen and elastin, to break down quickly and allow dark spots to appear.

Finding a solution: Preserving the youthful look of your hands requires special attention. The most important thing you can do for the skin on your hands is to apply sunscreen. Reapplying throughout the day with an SPF 40 will help lock in moisture and keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If your hands require some extra TLC to restore their youthful appearance, professional anti-aging treatments like IPL for brown spot removal and Picosure Focus for skin renewal can help.

Loose Skin on the Neck

The skin on the neck is often forgotten about during at-home skincare routines. This area is also prone to develop wrinkles and show other signs of aging before the skin on the rest of our bodies catch up.

Finding a solution:  We offer a variety of treatment options and will help you select the treatment that fits your skin and your treatment goals. Ultherapy is the gold standard for sagging skin – it offers excellent results that take hold over time, and stimulates your body’s collagen production. Laser skin resurfacing also helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles caused by loose skin.

For more skincare tips and tricks for correcting the five areas on the body that show signs of aging first, contact Laser Aesthetic Center. We’re here to help keep your appearance as youthful as possible while determining the best treatment options for you!

Why Every Woman Over 30 Should Have a Digital Skin Analysis

Digital Skin Analysis For Women Over 30

Skincare treatment recommendations used to be based on what the naked eye could see and what was visible on the surface of the skin. There have been many incredible advancements in technology regarding skin health that can now allow us to see much more than just what is visible on the surface. Our team at Laser Aesthetic Center can customize an entire treatment plan to meet your skin’s health needs while restoring a youthful complexion by utilizing some of the new technology available for skin analysis.

The VISIA digital skin analysis machine is an incredibly advanced technology that can examine your skin health far below your skin’s surface. Here’s why every woman over the age of 30 should have a digital skin analysis.

How VISIA Digital Skin Analysis Works

VISIA Digital Skin Analysis is an exciting technological innovation that uses a multi-spectral imaging system to identify problem areas of your complexion, allowing for a customized skin treatment program explicitly targeting these areas. The VISIA Digital Skin Analysis is the first diagnostic tool to provide a clinical measurement of surface and subsurface epidermal irregularities and pigment conditions.

You’ll be asked to remove any makeup you are wearing on your face to give us the most accurate results. Your aging skin type will be entered into the VISIA system to compare your results to others in your peer group to provide us with a percentage grade based on the average person. Next, three different views of your face will be photographed with the specialized machine, and your data will be analyzed and gathered from what is found.

Age-Related Conditions To Watch For

While we highly recommend that any patient over the age of 30 have a VISIA digital skin analysis, there is no minimum age requirement for a session. A digital skin analysis can be performed at any age. It is typically recommended when a skin health issue needs to be addressed with a facial rejuvenation program or preventative program.

VISIA’s photographic technology captures a clear, multi-dimensional image of select facial areas while examining the severity of various age-related conditions such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyper-pigmentation (age/dark spots)
  • UV Damage (sun spots)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin tone evenness (color variation)
  • Skin texture
  • Brown spots
  • Red spots
  • Porphyrins (evidence of bacterial growth)

A One-Hour Skin Evaluation

A VISIA Digital Skin Analysis is commonly scheduled for one hour during a one-on-one skin evaluation. During this evaluation appointment, one of our experienced providers will ask you about your skincare history to become acquainted with your skincare routine, any allergies you may have, and any skin health concerns. We will discuss how you would like to improve the quality of your skin, perform the digital skin analysis, and review product and treatment recommendations for you based on the results of your scan. During this appointment, we will also address how you can improve your complexion through at-home skincare regimen efforts and nutrition.

Find Out What’s Happening Beneath The Surface of Your Skin

We invite you to come in for a complimentary skin consultation at Laser Aesthetic Center, where we can meet with you and customize a treatment plan to address your specific skin concerns. Our expert skincare providers will perform a VISIA Digital Skin Analysis to learn more about your skin health before making any treatment recommendations. You can feel comfortable in knowing that only the most appropriate combination will be recommended for your unique skin condition.

To schedule your complimentary consultation and digital skin analysis, call us today to schedule an appointment.

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