Because people are increasingly looking for options that are less expensive, less invasive and less risky than plastic surgery, nonsurgical options are more popular than ever. The results will not be as dramatic, but most patients are extremely happy with what they get. You look like yourself, just better and younger.
Kybella is a new injectable on the market that improves the appearance of submental fat, or double chin. It’s different than other injectables because it’s the first FDA approved injectable to permanently eliminate fat cells in this area. “It’s a miracle worker,” according to board certified dermatologist Dr. Anita Saluja. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
“I love injecting Botox or Dysport in the lower facial muscles (around the mouth or along the jawline,) as well as the better known upper areas too,” Dr. Saluja said. In less than 10 minutes, Botox and/or Dysport injections can relax facial muscles and smooth the lines between your brows, on your forehead, next to your eyes, and even around your mouth. Dr. Saluja says lips are her favorite area to rejuvenate if a patient has a limited budget. Using Restylane Silk for lips is a safe and artistic technique that allows for a natural appearing result. The results are seen within days and last up to four months. “This is where wrinkle prevention begins.”
Get fresher, toned, revitalized skin with a peel, and address common skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, inflammation, acne, and enlarged pores. A series of 4-6 peels is suggested. She recommends patients start preventative measures in their 30s and to consider starting treatments like chemical peels.
Micro-medical skin-needling is a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier looking skin with minimal downtime.
“The Sknergy microneedling pen is one of the newest tools,” she said. “It ultimately protects our youthful skin so drastic measures don’t have to be considered until much later in life, if at all.”
Ultherapy uses the energy of ultrasound plus the body’s own natural healing process to stimulate, tone, and tighten the deep structural support layers of the skin without disturbing the skin’s surface. In one treatment, Ultherapy non-surgically lifts sagging skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
Fraxel C02 Repair
Fraxel laser resurfacing treatment helps you look your best by treating wrinkles, scarring, uneven pigmentation, precancerous lesions and aging skin in one treatment. Fraxel restores skin “fractionally” with thousands of microscopic laser spots to allow skin to heal safely, faster, with less risk. Ultherapy and Fraxel treatments are also very popular because there is minimal downtime with results. They work synergistically with injectables to give a complete anti-aging transformation from the deep muscular layer all the way to the surface layer of the skin.
High Quality Products and Ingredients
“For most, my go-to’s are a prescription strength Vitamin A, also known as Retin-A or Tretinoin for increasing cell turnover rate, stimulating collagen and smoothing skin texture. Saluja MD’s organic aloe vera-based antioxidant line and Obagi’s Vitamin C Serums in concentrated strengths of 10-20 percent repair damage caused by free radicals, which helps to prevent skin cancer and gives the skin a healthy glow.”
Naturally, she doesn’t want to leave sunscreen out. “It’s the best anti-aging product in the industry,” she said, “especially those that are protecting against infra-red heat rays in conjunction with UV rays, like SkinMedica’s new superscreen Total Defense + Repair.”
Additional tips for keeping skin youthful
- Refrain from snacking on sugary processed foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Minimize stress with meditation or breathing exercises
- Of course, get your skin checked on a regular basis
Want younger looking skin in just 90 days?
Try the 90-Day Beautiful Skin Boot Camp. Aestheticians will help you start a medically-based skin care regimen and help you maintain your skin’s beauty after a procedure. Products from Obagi, Skinmedica, and Clarisonic have a proven scientific record in skin care. Dr. Saluja is also proud to introduce Dermaplaning, an alternative to microdermabrasion, as well as an alternative hair removal technique that removes fine facial hair which can trap excess dirt and oil.
For more information visit YourSkinOurCare.com or call (321) 757-5141 to schedule a consultation.