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There are three key factors to healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliation, hydration, and protection. Each factor plays a significant benefit for your skins proper function.
Exfoliate: The term “exfoliate” has many misconceptions and speculation of its benefits for your skin’s health. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. Sometimes these dead cells do not shed completely which can result in dry, flaky skin, and clogged pores. Exfoliating can help prevent this.
Most myths about exfoliation pertain to the exfoliant being too aggressive on the skin.
Myth #1: Avoid exfoliating if you have problematic, sensitive skin.
Fact: Instead of aggressively exfoliating daily, choose a more gentle daily or weekly chemical exfoliant that hydrates, calms and clears away dead skin cells. This allows your treatments and products to work more effectively. (Gentle Exfoliant: Advanced Retinol Serum 5x)
Aside from clearing away dry and dead skin, a regular exfoliation habit increases the skin's radiance, clarity, and youthfulness, and that's just the start. Schedule an appointment with one of our Medical Estheticians to exfoliate away those dead skin cells and leave with fresh, glowing skin.
Hydrate: A common misconception with dehydrated skin, is that it is “dry”, and vise versa. A lot of people confuse dry and dehydrated skin as the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type, but dehydrated skin is a condition anyone can experience. Dry skin has a lack of oil, or lipids. With dehydrated skin, there is a lack of water. This skin condition/type is often the cause for many other issues people face with their skin.
Dehydrated skin does not have enough water. Dehydration is caused by many external factors, but the most common are weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption, all of which can result in diminished water content within the skin. Dry skin, on the other hand, tends to be uncomfortable, flaky, and itchy. Providing that needed hydration and moisture with the appropriate treatments and products can leave you with fresh, glowing skin ready for spring and summer. (Hydration: Sente Dermal Contour Pressed Serum)
Protect: Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production. Free radicals, can assault your skin, damaging healthy skin cells and creating oxdative stress. Antioxidants protect your skin from this and help reduce pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. A great product to provide all the protective benefits of antioxidants is our C E + GTP serum. It is a high – potency vitamin C serum formulated to visibly improve fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, brighten the skin’s complexion and overall radiance and support the skin’s microbiome. (Protect: C E + GTP serum)
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FREE Dysport or Botox
*Must be 1.0mL. Valid with a purchase of 2 fillers. 75 units of Dysport or 20 units of Botox.
Given the desire for eternal youth and agelessness, both men and women from all corners of the globe are opting for all types of dermal fillers – injectables that can erase signs of aging.
Fine lines, wrinkles, depressions, troughs, and any other flaws can be reduced or even eliminated almost instantly. So what types of dermal fillers are out there, and how far-reaching is our obsession.
PREVENT FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
Botox, and fillers provide excellent protection against the permanent imprinting of lines and wrinkles. They work to prevent the creation of wrinkles such as crows feet, forehead and frown lines, and fill areas where wrinkles exist such as the nasolabial folds and stimulate collagen to tighten skin with long lasting effects.
In addition to the typical areas Botox is injected to for preventing wrinkles there is also the popular "Bunny Lines", you've seen them a million times but never realized they had a name! Bunny lines occur when with a hearty laugh or smile or when we scrunch our nose.
As early as our 20’s, the skin begins to lose its ability to produce collagen, which is important in our ability to retain elasticity and moisture. As we get other our collagen production begins to decline, we start to notice changes in the smoothness, texture, and resilience of our skin. Lines and wrinkles begin to form; the skin feels thinner and may have a crepey texture.
As we reach our 30’s and 40’s, we begin to notice more prominent signs of aging with changes in our facial contours and sagging of skin due to fat breakdown and bone deterioration.
As you lose facial volume it is beneficial to replace the volume with Juvéderm family of fillers to restore natural, youthful contours. Filler can be used to replace volume loss and enhance your features in common areas such as lip to make lips appear naturally full and hydrated, the cheeks to define your cheek bones and enhance your facial structure as well as your jawline and your under eyes to prevent the appearance of 'tired eyes' and to your temples. There are also areas such as nasolabial folds, which prevent lines from getting more prominent while replacing lost volume.
ENHANCE YOUTHFUL CONTOURS
In addition to the well-known applications of Botox such as smoothing crow's feet, frown lines, forehead, and other fine lines and wrinkles, there are other areas to place Botox that have helped countless people enhance there appearance:
Masseter muscle - The masseter muscle stretches from the rear of your cheek to the lower jaw on each side and helps close the jaw when chewing. Botox injected into the masseter muscle can help relieve jaw tension, reduce teeth grinding and decrease headaches originating in this area as well as soften the face and provide a slimmer appearance.
Upper lip enhancement - Here's something special. Tiny injections of Botox along the border of the upper lip can produce the appearance of a plumper upper lip, particularly those with 'gummy smiles' it can relax that muscle that pulls your top lip to prevent the upper lip from exposing too much of the gums.
Neck bands - When applied to the platysma muscle in the neck Botox prevents it from contracting, which provides a smoothing effect.
Dimpled chin - Botox can relax the chin's mentalis muscle to reduce the appearance of dimples, wrinkling, or a cleft chin.
Downturn mouth - Relaxing the depressor anguli oris (DAO) muscle with Botox can elevate the corners of the mouth, reversing a downturn look.
Today, filler injections can last up to a year and are a reliable way to plump thin lips, enhance shallow facial contours, soften facial creases, enhance cheek bones, and even reduce the appearance of scars. Lesser-known but still effective areas of application for fillers include:
Chin - Injected into targeted areas in and around the chin, fillers can enhance ones profile by adding volume to the chin for better projection.
Nose - Sometimes, fillers used on the nose can be so effective they have been called, "non-surgical nose jobs". In a process that takes only a few minutes, filler injections for the nose can smooth out a bump and make the nose look thinner and more refined.
Jaw - If you have a jawline or jowls that lack definition or are sagging, fillers may be the answer. In these areas, fillers can create a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin that creates jowls or adding volume to define the appearance of the jawline.
Eyes - When filler is applied under the eyes, fillers have shown a remarkable ability to reduce the appearance of sunken, 'tired eye' appearance.
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Experienced providers will use 2-5 syringes on patients and achieve a very natural and more youthful look. That may seem like a lot to inject but keep in mind that each 1cc syringe is approximately 1/5 of one teaspoon of liquid . That amount is very small so the best possible outcome will usually require more than one syringe. When performed well this results in a natural, rested appearance that restores years without anyone knowing.
You can schedule a complimentary consultation prior to treatment to get your tailored treatment plan set and learn about what will give you the ultimate glow-up.
Connie after 1 Voluma
Connie after 3 Voluma
Connie after 3 Voluma, 2.5 Juvederm and 1.8 Juvederm to lips
A Message from Dr. Gangnes
Make the experience great, the outcome remarkable and the expectation surpassed - Richard Gangnes M.D.
Dr. Gangnes specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and has over 30 years experience in this dynamic, evolving area of medical art and science. He is currently clinical professor at the University of California Irvine and is actively involved in the training of residents and fellows the art and science of facial plastic surgery.