Your face expresses your complete range of emotions — pleasure, laughter and sorrow, along with focus. As we age we prefer that our faces display our more lighthearted sentiments. Fortunately, a variety of popular, nonsurgical treatment options that target specific expression areas can help defy your age and maintain your youthful glow.
Key to achieving your best appearance is the right treatment at the right stage for your skin type, lifestyle, medical history, and goals. It’s best to start treatment when expression lines remain visible in a “rested” expression. Among the best treatments are Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®, popular neuromodulators that are injected into the skin to produce targeted, visible results in as little as 2 days.
BOTOX®, the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, temporarily reduces the repeated muscle contractions that form vertical creases between the eyes, crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and sagging corners of the mouth. The effects gradually lessen, so retreatment every 3 to 6 months often yields the best results.
Dysport® helps lessen the appearance of moderate to severe furrows between the eyes. Five points along and between the eyebrows are treated to prevent muscles from causing frown lines. Improvement is often visible within 2 to 3 days. The effects last up to 4 months.
Xeomin®, the newest treatment, is typically used to treat frown lines and crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and to lift eyebrows up to 3 millimeters. Results may be seen as early as 3 to 5 days. Xeomin® may produce longer-lasting results when used over time.
Complementary to BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomin®, are injectable dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and Radiesse®, that can be used to help smooth wrinkles, plump the skin, and re-contour or volumize specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, and chin, and around the eyes.
In addition, noninvasive cosmetic procedures help achieve a more youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion reveals more radiant skin while promoting growth of healthy new skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Chemical peels reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, and reduce blemishes and dermaplaning gently removes dull, dead skin cells and fine hairs, revealing brighter skin and smoother makeup applications.
Make sure you’ll receive the right treatment for achieving your goals while maintaining a natural look by choosing a clinic operated by a board-certified dermatologist. Certified medical professionals are experts in skin biology and mature skin and ensure patient safety is top priority.
Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center is the premier center for cosmetic dermatology, laser skin treatments, and Mohs surgery in the St. Louis area. The clinic was opened by board-certified dermatologist George J. Hruza in 1999, after 11 years teaching dermatological surgery. The center’s staff includes a medical assistant, nurses, a physician assistant, and nurse practitioner, several of whom have been with Dr. Hruza for more than a decade. Visit www.LaserSurgeryUSA.com or call 314.878.3839 to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation to learn more.