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Medical Aesthetics: What's that all About?

Medical Aesthetics - An Introduction

Defining what medical aesthetics is all about & reviewing two of the most common treatments.

Facial medical aesthetics refers to the use of medical techniques to improve the appearance of the face. The goal of facial medical aesthetics is to enhance the appearance of the face by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin texture and tone, and restoring volume to the face.

These techniques may include procedures such as Botox injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments, and chemical peels.

These procedures are typically non-invasive or minimally invasive and can be performed in a medical office or clinic setting.

Procedures should be performed by a qualified medical professional practitioner such as dermatologists, doctors or nurse practitioners.

It is important to consult with a qualified medical professional before considering any facial medical aesthetic procedure to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation to learn more and how we can help you.

Medical Aesthetics are available to all ages and genders. Treatments prescribed should be based on a thorough physical analysis and consultation with you in person.

You should ensure you're fully informed at all times; should you have any questions or reservations, discuss these with your practitioner - who should be more than happy to oblige.

The two most common procedures today are Neuromodulatos and Dermal Fillers.

Over 7.4 million Americans received BOTOX treatment last year. With the majority being received by women over 40 years old.

It's also important to understand that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution and will eventually be absorbed by the body.

Maintenance treatments may be needed to maintain the desired results.

Neuromodulators: BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau

A neuromodulator is a type of medication that is injected into the skin to alter the activity of specific nerve cells. Neuromodulators are commonly used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and to treat a variety of other medical conditions.

The most well-known neuromodulators are botulinum toxin type A (commonly known by the brand names Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and botulinum toxin type B (commonly known by the brand name Myobloc).

These medications work by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. This can help to relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Neuromodulators are typically injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The injections are usually quick and relatively painless, and the effects of the treatment can last for several months.

Neuromodulators are generally considered safe and effective when administered by a qualified healthcare provider, but like any medical treatment, they can have potential side effects or complications. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of neuromodulator treatment with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.

Dermal Fillers: Restylane, Juvederm

Dermal, or Facial fillers are injectable substances that are used to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines on the face

There are several types of dermal fillers available. Each type of filler has its own set of properties and is used to treat specific concerns.

Dermal fillers differ in chemical makeup, longevity and have varying degrees of softness. Softer fillers are used in the lips, for example, while sturdier fillers might be desired to enhance cheekbones.

Dermal filler treatment is a type of cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a substance into the skin to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including:

  1. Plumping up thin lips

  2. Filling in hollow areas or wrinkles on the face

  3. Enhancing the cheekbones

  4. Improving the appearance of scars

  5. Softening the appearance of deep wrinkles and creases

The treatment involves carefully injecting the filler into the skin, strategically, using a fine needle or cannula. The injections can be given in a series of treatments, and the number of treatments needed will depend on the individual's goals and the type of filler being used.

Procedures should be performed by a qualified medical professional practitioner such as dermatologists, doctors or nurse practitioners.

It's important to consult with a qualified practitioner to determine which filler is best for you and your specific skin concerns. Your practitioner will determine with you the best type and volume of filler needed for your particular areas of concern.

For many people, fillers are a simple office-based procedure that can nicely enhance their appearance. These dermal fillers are very predictable and have relatively minimal risks and side effects. These fillers are traditionally injected in the a medical office or medical spa.

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