During the summer months, many people want to avoid treatments that can make skin hyper-sensitive to the sun such as chemical peels. That’s a smart move, and at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care we offer a variety of treatments that are summer-friendly. The triple threat of injectables can be used year-round, and if you’ve only tried one of them before it might be time to see what all three can do. First up is Botox, the gold standard in stopping wrinkles in their tracks. However, there’s a lot more to this neuromodulator.
Botox has been around for decades and works by temporarily freezing or paralyzing targeted muscles that cause lines, wrinkles, and folds. Increasingly, it has been being used by younger clients for preventative measures. If you can stop lines and wrinkles from prematurely forming—prevention bests a cure every time. Botox can also be used to produce the illusion of a fuller upper lip while masking a gummy smile. This is done via a lip flip, where small amounts of Botox are injected into the upper lip area. Results only last about three months on average since this is a very mobile area. You can also get a small lift in the brow with Botox or use it to help with excessive sweating (which tends to happen in the summer months). Botox is a go-to method for cosmetic and medical uses, and you can learn more about its benefits during a complimentary consultation.
Dermal Filler Fun
Dermal fillers are usually made of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), with natural HA already occurring in our bodies. HA draws moisture to the area, making it a very natural-looking filler. You can get fillers injected virtually anywhere in the face, jawline, and tops of the hands. The results last anywhere from 6 – 18 months on average depending on the type of filler, the injection site, and the number of syringes used. Today’s trend is less about getting fillers in just one area, such as the lips, and more about taking a holistic approach to dermal fillers.
Some of the most popular sites for dermal fillers are the jawline, below the eyes (in the hollows), on the temples, and in the cheeks. Dermal fillers can create volume where there never was, but more importantly they address an overlooked sign of aging: loss of volume. When we get older, we lose the good fat in our face that makes us appear young. Dermal fillers can reverse that, making them work very well with Botox. They tackle lost volume while also filling in lines and wrinkles in some instances, while Botox freezes lines and wrinkles at the muscular level.
Kybella for Youth
Anyone can have a double chin regardless of weight or size. If your double chin is caused by a pocket of fat in the submental area, Kybella can help. It requires a series of injections using a “stamping” device that delivers synthetic deoxycholic acid right to the problem area. This acid already occurs naturally in the body and literally melts away fat. You’ll see significant results one month after your first session, with improved results every session after that. Kybella can’t be a “one and done” procedure because your provider needs to be vigilant about not dissolving too much fat. Striking the right balance takes a series of injections.
However, once the fat is melted away with Kybella, it’s gone for good. You can enjoy a jawline that’s stronger, a dissolved double chin, and a younger, more slender, and healthier look. All of these injectables—Botox, fillers, and Kybella—require little to no downtime. Fillers may cause some swelling and all may cause some light bruising, but it’s nothing that will require a recovery period. Start now and end this summer looking and feeling your best. Complimentary consultations are available for all services. Schedule yours today by calling Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care or filling out the online contact form now.