Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. However, visible signs of aging can affect some more than others. If you’re bothered by early-onset lines or wrinkles but aren’t quite ready to commit to surgery, dermal fillers might be your best bet. With the wide range of injectables on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you unless you have all the facts. At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer the latest hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. HA-based injectables produce exceptional results with little to no downtime. Here are a just a few benefits you can expect from our minimally-invasive dermal fillers: Quick & Easy Treatment No Need for Recovery Immediate Long-Lasting Results Pain-Free Procedure Treatment plans vary on a patient by patient basis. Depending on your individual needs, your skincare specialist may recommend one or more of the following fillers to help you achieve your desired outcome. Belotero Belotero is a revolutionary dermal filler [...]
Men and women experience age-related bags and puffiness under the eyes due to shifting fat in and around the eye region. This can cause us to appear older, more tired, or sick. Additionally, we lose fat in the cheeks as we age, and the area where the cheek meets under the eye becomes more spread out and many people see a separation between the undereye fat and the cheek fat, causing bags, puffiness, or hollowness. If you want to look as good as you feel, Restylane can help reduce puffiness and bags around the eyes. A symptom of age, lack of sleep, stress, or other environmental factors or lifestyle habits, bagginess around the eyes is treatable. Restylane is a natural dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid that enhances volume under the eyes, reducing bags and helping you appear fresher, more alert, and younger. When injected under the eye and at the top of the cheek, it smooths out the transition between these two areas and gives your face more volume, essentially erasing puffiness and bags. Those with [...]
Dermal fillers are a great way to plump and volumize the skin, reverse signs of aging, and give the cheeks, lips, or crows feet a rejuvenated appearance. Most facial fillers are made with Hyaluronic acid injectable gel, a substance your body naturally makes. There are many different types of dermal fillers. Juvederm is the number one selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the Juvederm family of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. So, which injection is right for you? That depends on what area of the face you wish to treat. Cheeks As we age, our cheeks can lose their volume and begin to sag. Juvederm Voluma XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. It is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area. Lips Whether you have naturally thin lips, have lost volume in the lips [...]
Just as some of us are born with great legs, teeth, or arms, some of us are born with great lips. Others lament the size and shape of their lips – and unfortunately there are no exercises or braces to help change them! Additionally, as we age, our lips tend to thin, lose shape, and show signs of aging. Fortunately, there are several safe and effective injectables that can enhance and improve the size and shape of your lips. Restylane Silk FDA-approved for lip augmentation and smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth, Restylane Silk provides natural looking results for lip enhancement and wrinkle repair. Made of smaller and smoother particles than some other lip injectables, Restylane Silk uses a tiny needle, which offers improved patient comfort and natural, subtle results. Most patients see visible lip fullness for up to 6 months after injection. Volbella Made of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm Volbella is an FDA-approved injectable that plumps, smooths, and enhances the lips and improves the appearance of vertical lip lines. Volbella offers subtle, natural looking results. Results last [...]
When it comes to keeping yourself looking younger and more refreshed, you probably focus on treating your face and neck. After all, these areas are all highly targeted by the beauty industry, with loads of anti-wrinkle face and neck creams filling up the shelves at your favorite beauty department. But have you ever stopped to think that your hands are giving away your real age? Think about it this way: your hands are covered in the same delicate and thin skin tissue as your face and neck. They also partake in plenty of repetitive actions, depending on your occupation. Add to the fact that your hands lose valuable volume over time, and it’s no wonder the hands are often dead giveaways for a person’s real age. Don’t let your hands reveal your secrets. Hand rejuvenation at the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA can help make your hands look as young and vibrant as you feel! So how does hand rejuvenation work? Simple: by using the same fillers that are injected into the face to add temporary, youth-enhancing [...]
To say you’re thrilled for your upcoming nuptials would be a significant understatement. You can’t wait for that moment where you’re walking down the aisle toward your loved one, ready to start a brand-new life together. All eyes will be on you… And that’s why you want to look your absolute best for your big day! But before you start making appointments for cosmetic procedures, keep this in mind – many procedures should be timed in such a way where you still won’t be recovering from your treatment. For example, many laser resurfacing treatments require a couple of weeks’ recovery for side effects to dissipate. Even dermal fillers and Botox can lead to side effects like bruising, swelling, and slight bleeding. In other words, if you leave these cosmetic treatments until the last minute, there’s a good chance your wedding photographs will have evidence of your cosmetic work! The best cosmetic procedure to get done before a wedding is a superficial treatment, like a facial or mild dermabrasion. These can safely be performed a few weeks before the wedding, which [...]
Have you been noticing more wrinkles and fine lines appearing on your skin? Unfortunately, wrinkles are an expected side effect of the aging process. Thanks to a combination of repeated facial movements, loss of collagen, and the breakdown of youth-enhancing facial fat pads, the face is prone to developing these telltale wrinkles and fine lines. While skin creams and lotions claim to erase wrinkles (and can, in fact, provide temporary relief), the truth is that the best wrinkle treatments go more than skin deep. Want to see just what those wrinkle treatments are? Take a look at the menu of anti-aging wrinkle procedures now available at Laser Skin Center in Long Beach, CA: Botox: When it comes to wrinkles, it doesn’t get more effective than Botox. This injectable contains safe neurotoxins which block forehead muscles from receiving nerve signals from the brain. As a result, muscles are paralyzed and skin becomes relaxed. This helps fade the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet next to the eyes. Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound [...]
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Having beautiful skin is often the first impression one can give about lifestyle, outlook, and even personality. When your skin looks amazing, you can often feel amazing. To a certain degree, how great your skin looks now is based upon winning the "genetic lottery" and inheriting great features. Despite this, we can all improve and strive to look our best given what we have. Given the current state of medical technology, we are lucky to have at our disposal the ability to customize a skin care regimen and try low-risk, elective procedures to optimize our look and improve the appearance of our skin.