Noticing a few wrinkles lately? Some common causes of wrinkles are aging, UV exposure, smoking and repeated facial expressions. Now is the time to refresh your look and get summer ready!
Options for Reducing Wrinkles
Cosmetic Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is an excellent way to get rid of forehead lines, frown lines between your brows, and those “crows feet” around your eyes. Botox can also help give you a more refreshed look by a slight lift of your brows and a softening of the upper lip lines. The appointment is quick and easy but will give you a beautiful, refreshed look for several months.
If you are feeling a bit saggy, maybe it’s time for a filler.
Dermal Fillers are a safe and easy way to help get back facial volume loss that happens over time. The majority of fillers I use are Hyaluronic acid-based. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our bodies. Some fillers are designed to lift and contour, while others are used for volume and fullness. All options will leave you with a long lasting, smooth and very natural look.
If it’s the double chin that’s bothering you, then Kybella is the answer.
Submental fullness (or double chin) happens for several reasons.Some being genetics, aging or weight gain.
Kybella is a deoxycolic acid derived from a plant. It destroys fat cells, allowing your body to retract the skin. It is a permanent treatment for submental fat and can improve the appearance and profile of fat below your chin. You may need more then one treatment which are spaced out at least one month apart. You will see noticeable improvement 6-8 weeks after treatment.
Fillers available at Seattle Skin and Laser/Northwest Dermatology include:
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
- Juvederm Voluma XC
- Juvederm Volbella
As with any injection, there is always a slight chance of bruising. Two weeks prior to your appointment, try to avoid aspirin or aspirin products, omega 3, vitamin E, ginseng, and ginkgo Bilbao.
Allow two weeks after your appointment for recovery time for any bruising that may occur. If bruising does occur it can usually be covered nicely with makeup.
Laura Jones, RN is a Certified Allergan Injector and has taken many EPIC and Master Injectable Courses. She offers complimentary consultations at our University Village and Northwest Dermatology Skin Care Clinic locations.