Fillers

Aging causes loss of facial volume, descending soft tissue and decreased skin elasticity. The loss of facial volume is a result of diminishing dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin as well as fat atrophy and even skeletal bone loss. Facial contours change with age from high cheeks and a small chin to flattened cheeks and […]

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Botox

Botox is composed of botulinum toxin A, derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When injected into a muscle, it functions to temporarily paralyze or weaken that particular muscle. For this reason, Botox is used for cosmetic purposes to improve “hyperdynamic wrinkles”. These are wrinkles formed by muscle movements as in smiling, frowning and raising the eyebrows. […]

Preventive Cosmetics

Prevention. While you cannot stop or even slow down the intrinsic aging process, you can prevent signs of premature aging by protecting your skin from the sun, quitting smoking, and eliminating facial exercises. Dermatologists recommend comprehensive sun protection to prevent premature aging caused by the sun. Comprehensive sun protection includes: Avoiding deliberate tanning, including use […]

How we Age

The Aging Process The Natural process of aging is directed by our genes, which control how quickly the normal aging process unfolds. It is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less […]