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Restylane was one of the first of a new type of fillers call Hyaluronic Acids or HAs for short.  The clear gel is made of crosslinked HA which can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water.  HAs are naturally found in the skin and would normally breakdown quite quickly but due to its crosslinking, Restylane normally last about 6 months.  It can be used just about anywhere including the lips.  Another nice thing about all HAs, the product can be removed in a matter of hours if necessary with an enzyme call hyaluronidase which digests the HAs. 

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  Botox  @ 9.99 per unit BEST DEAL in town     

BOTOX®) is a material that has been known for over a century and used for medical purposes for more than 50 years. In 2002, it was approved for improving and relaxing frown lines in the area between the eyes on the forehead,and has been used successfully in more than half a million patients since that time.
A common misconception is that BOTOX® actually paralyzes the muscles in the face. Although, with extreme amounts of BOTOX®, this can happen, most physicians strive to inject just the amount that allows the patient to have some limited activity but not so much that they have overactivity of the areas. Patients should know that BOTOX® is not used to keep them from expressing themselves but simply to keep them from making facial grimaces and frowns that have become habits and are unintended. When done correctly, most people who are not trained cosmetic surgeons will not notice that a BOTOX® procedure has been performed but simply that the patient looks more rested or happier.

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Juvederm is a second generation HA.  It has higher crosslinking so it last a bit longer than Restylane, normally about 9 months.  Juvederm is also a smooth gel which makes it less likely to look lumpy under the skin.  Both Juvederm and Restylane are about the same cost. 

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Radiesse is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite which is a natural mineral in your own body.  This is what we call a collagen stimulating product.  That means that not only does the product increase volume but it also stimulates your own tissue to produce more collagen.  Radiesse is good for deeper lines and for those that want a longer lasting treatment.  This product is NOT appropriate for the lips or fine lines.  Radiesse normally last about one year and may require a small touch up around 3-6 months.  Rarely patients have had mild allergic reaction to Radiesse which show up a prolonged redness over the injection site

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Collagen Induction Therapy?

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

It is a Safe, Cost–Effective Treatment for Stretch Marks, Acne Scars, and Wrinkles.

The objective of collagen induction therapy (CIT) is to build up the connective tissue in the lower skin layers (dermal layers) while keeping the protective layers (epidermal layers) intact. Small needle clusters of either a dermaroller or a hand held device penetrate into the skin and break up old collagen strands and stimulate the production of elastin fibers oriented from the deep layers of the dermis to the surface. The result is smoother, thicker, tighter, more even toned skin.

The problem with lasers and aggressive chemical peels is that the dermis is an extremely complex, highly specialized organ. It may only be 0.2 mm thick but it is our only protection from the environment. We should never damage the epidermis unless the risk of leaving the epidermis intact is greater than the risk of removing it. Whatever we do, we should try to ensure that the basic architecture of the skin is not altered. To rejuvenate skin and look young, we need a perfect epidermis with natural dermal papillae, good hydration, normal color and normal resilience. When we have aggressive laser treatments and chemicals peels, over time we thin our epidermis and decrease our dermal papillae which results in inflamed, drier and more wrinkled skin.



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