Marionette lines can be described as wrinkles located at the outer corners of the mouth that extend down around the chin. Although they usually start out as fine lines, they can eventually become more apparent as someone ages and loses facial volume.
Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are great options for marionette lines. Not only do they help improve the appearance of them, they also keep the skin in the area plump and moisturized. Best of all, results are clinically proven to last a year or more in patients. To learn more about Juvéderm and Restylane, contact our office today.
During the Halloween season, more and more people are wearing make-up or putting some sort of product on their skin. This can cause skin conditions to arise though if certain preventative measures are not taken. So, what are some things you can do to avoid any adverse skin reactions?
As you may know, removing make-up before bed is important, but that alone is not enough (especially for those with sensitive skin). Some people have pores that are prone to deposits of oils which can lead to a condition known as acne cosmetica, a skin condition characterized by reddened bumps and blocked pores on the cheeks, forehead, and chin. The best way to avoid this is to apply products that are lighter in weight, as they are less likely to clog the pores. Try using powders instead of creams.
Some other skin conditions that can result from certain make-ups or products are irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Irritant contact dermatitis can be characterized as burning and irritation on the skin, whereas allergic contact dermatitis is a more traditional allergic reaction usually characterized by itching, blisters or swelling. Many times, preservatives and fragrance ingredients are the causes of these skin conditions. Accordingly, products that are labeled fragrance-free and hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction) are the best for keeping your skin looking good.
If you believe you are experiencing any of these conditions, call our office at 716-688-0020 today to schedule an appointment.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that removes unwanted hair from various areas on the body using a laser. The treatment is performed by an experienced medical provider and is an outpatient procedure. The laser used is an intense flashing light applied to the area being treated. The beam penetrates the epidermis to reach the hair follicle where it reduces future growth. Laser hair removal is an effective means of slowing the growth process, and in some cases permanently stops new hair growth. For permanent results multiple sessions are required and results are never guaranteed. It is important to note that different skin pigments and hair colors produce different results.
Laser hair removal is a relatively safe and effective alternative to shaving, tweezing, waxing or electrolysis. This cosmetic procedure is one of the most common for many reasons. It is likely to produce expected results, the procedure is quick and easy and most of your body can be treated. By choosing this method of hair removal you will experience an incomparable reduction of hair growth with minimal side effects. The process is short, when compared to electrolysis, and generally more cost effective. Laser hair removal not only removes the hair, but it also decreases stubble and continued growth.
Laser hair removal can be treated on a variety of people. Patients vary in age starting at 13 and can be male or female. Laser treatment works on a many different skin colors, but, it is generally ineffective on grey, red and light blonde hair.
The LightSheer Duet is an efficient hair removal device that provides fast and effective results for permanent hair growth reduction. It uses a vacuum assist technology to improve the speed of the procedure. It is ideal for treating larger areas, such as the back, which with other devices would be time consuming. It also works well on smaller areas.