Overfilled “duck” lips, Botox “frozen” faces and exaggerated cosmetic procedures are trending their way out of mainstream injectables! Now that injections are becoming less taboo, patients are increasingly wanting little “tweaks” and minimal changes to their natural facial structure. Cosmetic procedures should never be obvious in my opinion. I have always taken an artistic, subtle approach to cosmetic injections. Respecting the natural facial contours keeps others guessing if you’ve had any treatments done. Taking care of your skin at any age is vital to maintain a youthful appearance. Seeking a provider with an artistic eye is the key to maintaining a naturally “tweaked” look!
Micro-treatments are quickly becoming popular with many patients opting in to Micro-Botox as a great alternative. Less is more! Receiving low dose Baby Botox treatments more frequently, will keep your face moving naturally from the start! Injectables are the largest trend in medical aesthetics right now and are easily accessible by everyone. Injectables, lasers, and skin resurfacing can be quick, lunchtime procedures with immediate results and limited downtime, and that’s what people want! Cosmetic treatments are now very sophisticated and more inclusive for men and women, with the social stigma decreasing. Brotox treatments are on the rise among men, one motivator being to stay competitive in today’s job market.
Dermal fillers are being used in other areas of the face besides the traditional cheeks and nasolabial folds. Jawline, ear lobes, and hand rejuvenation are increasing in popularity. Full facial rejuvenation is always how I approach the face with Botox and Fillers being my paintbrushes on a blank canvas. Utilizing the full capabilities of the products we have access to is imperative in preventing aging, maintaining your look, and preserving the facial structure. Anti-aging treatments are starting at a younger age and patients are becoming more knowledgable about how to avoid surgical procedures in the future. Starting early maintains your skin and prevents the aging process from being severe, versus ignoring skin concerns until surgical intervention is needed.
Social media has helped to demystify medical aesthetics. Long gone are the days of sneaking through the back door of a medical office to secretly receive treatments. Sharing on social media, little black books amongst friends and voicing your injectable experience to anyone who pays you a compliment, is becoming more common and less covert. I love fooling people’s eyes with micro-treatments by sprinkling Botox and micro-injecting dermal fillers around the face. Anyone with fine lines and wrinkles can be a candidate for Botox and Dermal Fillers when it’s artistically injected. During my injection process, I will complete half the face and show you in the mirror a split screen. Half the face done and the other half not. If I injected you while sleeping, you would wake up the next day, look in the mirror and say "Wow I look rested!", but you most likely couldn’t pinpoint what I've accomplished with injections. Facial contouring is on the rise! I’m ecstatic to contribute my passion to the of the art of injections and the mainstream movement!
Happy 2019! As we start off the year with New Years resolutions, taking care of our skin is no exception! When it comes to committing to an anti-aging regimen it can simply be overwhelming without direction and guidance in developing a care plan that’s right for you. A plan can be the key to any success! I’m here to inform you of the Top 3 Anti-aging treatments that can make you look 10 years younger in minutes!
1.) Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment and can take years off your face! Botox is a simple treatment with no downtime that can help soften wrinkles and help your face look youthful! There are many medical uses for Botox beyond cosmetics, one of them being hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is not only able to soften wrinkles, but preserves, maintains and prevents wrinkles from becoming deeper! The increasing popularity of Botox injections amongst all ages is decreasing the taboo and putting off surgical procedures for longer periods of time. Botox lasts approximately 4-6 months.
2.) Dermal Fillers are beneficial to restoring the lost volume of the face that is due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production as we age. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face to look more youthful: around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, jawline, and lips. This improves deep set lines by making them look smoother. Adding volume to the face while respecting the natural facial contours, can improve your look immediately! Fillers last approximately 6-18 months.
3.) Skincare is a vital component of any anti-aging regimen. 3 key products in your skincare regimen should be a Retinol, a Vitamin C/Antioxidant serum and an eye cream. Retinol helps to increase new cell turnover by stimulating collagen production. Vitamin C/Antioxidant serums help to boost collagen production and reverse cell damage. Eye cream is imperative for the delicate skin around the eyes to combat aging.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!