Category Archives Non-invasive

microneedling scar therapy

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a full 85% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least some form of acne. Later in life, the scars often remain as reminders of the emotional distress caused by the condition. These are some of the most effective and advanced treatments currently performed in dermatology and plastic surgery practices to minimize the…

Juvederm Ultra Lip Fillers

Juvederm Ultra refers to a suite of injectable facial fillers used to add volume to the lips and other facial areas, as well as smooth out facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. There are five Ultra lines currently on the market: Juvederm Ultra Juvederm Ultra 2 Juvederm Ultra 3 Juvederm Ultra 4 Juvederm Ultra XC Why Are There so Many Versions…

How long do lip fillers last

Lip fillers are used to improve the volume and shape of the lips. The results tend to last for approximately six to 12 months. There are a number of FDA-approved options on the market, each with their pros and cons. Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve fuller, more shapely lips. One of the most common…

Mesotherapy Risks

Mesotherapy involves injecting a cocktail of medications, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and other components into the skin. Proponents claim that the therapy can improve the skin’s appearance, melt away fat, treat hair loss and address aches and pains. Unfortunately, there’s no strong evidence to back up the safety or efficacy of mesotherapy; it is not approved by the FDA. There are…

Under eye fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is used in dermal fillers. It can be used to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Results usually last for six to nine months. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. It is commonly used in aesthetic treatments as an injectable…

Acne Scar Treatment

We asked two beauty experts to weigh in on the effectiveness of microneedling for the treatment of acne scars. Here's their advice. Every year, 50 million Americans suffer from acne. For many, the most common skin condition in the country clears up over time. However, others are left with a lasting reminder of the predominantly teen skin disease in the form…

Intracel Skin Tightening treatment

Intracel combines microneedling and radiofrequency into one quick non-invasive skin tightening procedure. By causing controlled trauma deep under the surface of the skin, Intracel promotes natural collagen repair and renewal. The procedure comes with minimal risks or side effects and effectively has no downtime. While Intracel was only approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2016, Europeans…

lunchtime-facelift

This new procedure -- using skin-suspending strings -- may soon be as popular as fillers for fixing sagging skin. Just don’t call it “a thread lift.” In this day of technological innovations in cosmetic surgery, one question is on many prospective patients' lips: why go under the knife if I don’t have to? Many of the newest procedures are virtually…

VI Peel

The VI (Vitality Institute) Peel, from VI Aesthetics, is reported to be less painful than traditional chemical peels. Unlike other well-known chemical peels that contain glycolic acid, it's made of a combination of other alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Although VI Peels are recommended for a wide range of skin types and aesthetic concerns, they aren’t right for everyone. VI…

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