Refresh Your Look With Lunch-Hour Cosmetic Services

Think you’ve got to go under the knife to look younger, fresher and more vibrant? Think again. Today’s advances in cosmetic services will allow you to refresh your appearance quickly and painlessly.

In fact, many treatments can be performed during your lunch hour. You’ll be able to return to work and no one will be the wiser that you’ve had Botox or a dermal filler. They’ll just know you look great!

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers smooth out and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your face, neck or hands. Each filler is formulated a little differently so you’ll need to consult with Dr. Krikorian to determine which will meet your unique needs.

Here’s a look at popular dermal fillers that take only a few minutes to perform.

Bellafill®

Bellafill fills moderate to deep facial folds and wrinkles. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and pits that make the skin look bumpy or marred. Bellafil contains microspheres which are made of a biocompatible material that has been used in the cosmetic industry for many years. Bellafill is one of the longer laster dermal fillers. It can last up to five years on nasolabial lines!

Juvederm®

Juvederm reduces the lines that appear between your mouth and nose. This filler can also be used to add volume to your lips. Juvederm contains synthetic hyaluronic acid gel which hydrates and fills lines on your face. Results last for up to a year.

Radiesse®

Radiesse replenishes your skin’s volume that diminishes over time. The product actually creates an internal support structure for your skin and prompts your body to make new collagen. You’ll look younger and fresher immediately following treatment, and results last for about a year.

What Aesthetic Products are Available?

Botox®

One of the most popular aesthetic products available today, Botox improves the look of frown lines, laugh lines and other wrinkles. It paralyzes the muscles that cause these lines to appear in the first place. Botox has been used for decades and is one of the most trust and effective ways to look younger and fresher. Results are apparently within four days, and follow-up treatments are usually required in about a year.

Latisse®

Did you know your eyelashes get thinner and lighter as you age? Latisse is an FDA-approved drug that works to make your eyelashes grow thicker, longer and darker. You use the serum at home but a doctor must prescribe it for you.

Don’t think you’ve got to devote lots of time, money and effort into aesthetic surgery in order to look your best. These cosmetic services will revive your appearance quickly and without too much pain to your body or wallet.

Men are Increasingly Opting for Cosmetic Services to Achieve a Youthful Appearance

While it’s true that more women seek cosmetic services than men, more and more guys are opting for a dermal filler or Botox to help them look their best.

In fact, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in Nov. 2016 put a spotlight on the male cosmetic market.

“It is a growing segment that will continue to grow as more cosmetically-inclined millennial men age. It is also a market that many physicians are not prioritizing, allowing physicians [who do pursue it] to differentiate themselves from their competitors,” says Dr. Terrance Keaney, a keynote speaker at the meeting.

Because a man’s physical features are much different than females, a cosmetic doctor must take care when working with a male patient. If his facial shape is too masculine, he’ll look angry or threatening. Too soft, and he’ll look feminine.

That’s why different injection patterns for dermal fillers and a higher dose of neuromodulators (Botox) are often required for male patients. Care also must be taken to avoid giving men an unnaturally arched eyebrow or a high cheek apex.

How Can Dermal Fillers Help?

Men are concerned with the same age-related changes as women: wrinkles, volume loss and sagging skin.

Dermal fillers add volume in just the right spots for a more youthful, virile appearance. Areas of the face commonly treated among men are the nasolabial fold between the mouth and the nose, the cheeks where volume is lost and the hollows beneath the eyes. A dermal filler doesn’t relax muscles like Botox does. Rather, it adds volume back to your appearance. The effect can last for several months or up to five years, depending on the product used.

Since men’s faces are shaped differently and they have flatter cheeks, lower brows and sharper jaw lines, it’s important to find a physician who has experience treating men with cosmetic services and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Krikorian has years of experience helping both men and women look their best. Whether it’s a simple prescription for Latisse or a complete refresh of the face, he has the skills to make everyone look youthful, vibrant and, most importantly, completely  natural. Call today to schedule a consultation.

 

Non-surgical Cosmetic Services

According to industry experts such as the Cosmetic Surgery Times, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are on the rise. These noninvasive alternatives to aesthetic surgery have certainly come a long way since storming onto the medical landscape in the 1990s. Citing the comprehensive research of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Cosmetic Surgery Times reported a total of 740,751 nonsurgical procedures in 1997. In 2014, by contrast, medical professionals performed nearly 8.9 million of these procedures. Here are just a few of the latest and most popular cosmetic services that do not require surgery.

 

Dermal Fillers

 

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin to improve its overall look and smoothness, softening facial creases and removing wrinkles. These fillers can also improve the appearance of recessed scars, enhance shallow contours, and thicken thin lips. Top dermal fillers currently on the market include…

 

  • Botox – One of the most popular dermal filler brands, Botox as been a household name in cosmetic treatment for years.

 

  • Radiesse – Clinically proven to last a year or more, Radiesse addresses wrinkles with tiny, calcium-based microspheres. These microspheres infuse with sagging skin fibers to restore their natural elasticity.

 

  • Bellafill – This dermal filler brand distinguishes itself because, unlike most fillers, it does not break down over time. Similar to Radiesse, Bellafill uses its own unique formulation of microspheres to generate collagen production.

 

Chemical Peels

 

A time-tested method of improving the overall appearance of human skin, the chemical peel uses various chemical compounds to remove the outer dermal layer of the face, neck, and/or hands. Once applied, these chemical compounds cause skin tissue to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new skin underneath appears fully regenerated and significantly less wrinkled than the skin that was removed.

 

Latisse

 

The only FDA-approved method of growing and extending eyelashes, Latisse uses an active ingredient called bimatoprost to help people improve the fullness and general appearance of their lashes. By applying Latisse to the base of the upper eyelashes on a nightly basis, patients can not only lengthen the growth phase of each affected eyelash but also increase the overall number of hairs that experience growth during this phase. After using Latisse for a period of several weeks, patients typically see considerable improvements in the length and thickness of their lashes.

 

Astanza Revolution

 

A laser treatment for toenail fungus, Astanza Revolution is a great alternative to antifungal creams, which fail to treat fungus beneath the nail, and oral medications, which typically have harsh side effects. The Astanza Revolution process is fast, safe, painless and effective, penetrating through the infected nail and destroying fungus at the source. 85 percent of patients require only one treatment of 10 minutes per foot in order to completely eradicate all unsightly fungus.

Bellafill for Acne Scars and Wrinkles

Think about it. You just got back from having your eyelashes treated with Latisse. Now you want to continue improving your facial features and get rid of those unwanted acne scars and wrinkles. But, you don’t want to endure hours of aesthetic surgery or other invasive cosmetic services. So, what do you do?

With Bellafill, you now can have skin that is virtually free of facial wrinkles, scars, and smile lines. This dermal filler treatment is FDA approved to correct moderate to severe facial acne scars and wrinkles in patients who are 21 years of age and older. It is safe and effective and lasts for up to five years.

This injectable collagen treatment contains polymethylmethacrylate microspheres (PMMA), which is the same material that doctors have used for over 65 years in medical implants.

How the Bellafill Dermal Filler Treatment Works

Dr. Raffi Krikorian injects this collagen material into your facial tissue just above the fat layer of your skin underneath your acne scar or wrinkle. It’s a simple treatment that can be done in the office and provides you with instant results that last a long time. It is a double-acting treatment.

The PMMA beads and collagen correct your acne scars or wrinkles while providing instant lift and volume. If you have pitted, facial acne scars, Bellafill essential lifts your scar, leaving smoother skin underneath. Then, your skin gets long-term structural support since the PMMA beads stay in place.

This derma filler doesn’t degrade over time like other fillers. The PMMA in this treatment stay in your skin permanently and replenishes the collagen. Everyone gets older and your collagen production will slow down due to the natural aging process. But, all it takes is a small touchup of this treatment to bring your collagen back to its original levels.

Benefits of this BOTOX Alternative

You are getting as much as 80 percent purified bovine collagen gel. Because of this, the benefits you will experience include:

  • Instant visible fill and lift
  • Enhanced injection comfort due to the 3 percent lidocaine
  • Lowered immunogenicity
  • New collagen forms as the injected collagen is resorbed

With this treatment, you can expect continuous beauty and lasting improvement. Although each patient is different, most patients see immediate correction after treatment that lasts for up to five years. To maintain optimal correction, simply have periodic touch-up injections.

To learn how Bellafill can improve your acne scars, contact us here at New Vein Look and Aesthetics at (314) 272-4150. All of our consultations for  Bellafill are complimentary.

Think Botox is Just for Wrinkles? Think Again!

Ever since it was approved by the FDA over 20 years ago, people have been relying upon Botox injections to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines. While this is intended use for this cosmetic procedure, it can also be used for to treat a number of different problems.

The following is a look at some of the other, less commonly known, ways Botox can be used. All of these methods are either currently FDA approved or are listed as intended uses for this cosmetic procedure.

Provide Relief to Migraine Sufferers

Receiving injections of this cosmetic procedure in very specific areas on the face has been proven to be a very successful treatment for migraine sufferers. Migraine sufferers who have injections placed in the forehead, shoulders, and temple reported a dramatic decrease in the amount of severe headaches that occurred.

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder can be treated with medication, but it doesn’t always work. People who find medication is not working, or it isn’t working as well as they would like may be able to find relief with the help of Botox injections.

This cosmetic procedure can treat the symptoms of overactive bladder in individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Symptoms that can be treated include frequent urination, feeling the need to urinate, or experiencing occasional leakage.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

Some individuals have sweat glands that produce an excessive amount of sweat. This is a condition known as hyperhidrosis. There are very few treatment options available for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, but receiving injections for this cosmetic procedure may be one of them.

Injections can be placed directly into the sweat gland. When this is done it creates a blockage that will dramatically reduce the amount of sweat the body creates. This blockage will hold for up to six months and allow people who suffer from hyperhidrosis to find relief.

Discuss Botox with a Local Doctor at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center

If you are interested in learning more about how this cosmetic procedure can help you, it is best to speak with a local doctor who specializes in cosmetic services. People who live in the St. Louis area can visit the doctors at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center.

New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center has several locations throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss this cosmetic procedure with one of our doctors.

5 Botox Myths Debunked

People have lots of opinions about  Botox.

Some think it’s poison. Other believe you can get addicted to it. Still others assume your face will freeze in place after you receive an injection.

These things simply aren’t true. Botox® is completely safe and scientifically proven to improve the look of expression lines on your face. Women and men have been using the product for years to achieve a youthful, vibrant appearance.

To prove it’s safe and effective, let us debunk some common myths about Botox.

Myth #1: It’s harmful to your body.

While Botox® is made from botulinum toxin, a type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, it’s entirely safe to use as an injectable. The concentration of the botulinum toxin is extremely low. Plus, it’s injected into a very specific set of muscles with a very specific purpose. It isn’t ingested into your blood stream where it can move throughout your body.

In short, Botox isn’t capable of spreading to areas of your where it could be dangerous.

Myth #2: It causes facial paralysis.

Botox and any other dermal filler should always be administered by a highly qualified physician. That way, you’ll receive natural-looking results. Too much product can give your facial muscles a tight, rigid appearance. That’s why you should only let an experienced physician like Dr. Krikorian perform the treatment.

Myth #3: It’s addictive.

While you could become addicted to your fantastic appearance, you can’t get addicted to Botox itself. The product stays in your body for up to six months following treatment. At that time, you’ll probably want to come in for additional injections to maintain your youthful glow. But it won’t be because your body “craves” more Botox.

Myth #4: It’s painful.

True, Botox is injected into your skin with a needle, so it’s natural to assume the treatment hurts. In truth, the injections aren’t painful and feel similar to a mosquito bite. If you’re really sensitive or become uncomfortable, Dr. Krikorian will use a topical anesthetic to dull the sensation.

Myth #5: It’s only for old ladies.

Anyone over the age of 18 can receive treatments. In fact, research indicates that the younger you start using Botox, the more effective it is during your lifetime. So when you start seeing wrinkles and line on your forehead or around your eyes, consider Botox to retain your youthful appearance.

When you’re ready to talk more about Botox or other cosmetic services like Latisse or aesthetic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Krikorian. He’s highly experienced and trained to help you look your best at any age.