What is Botox?
Many are turning to Botox® Cosmetic to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between their brows and to treat crow's feet. Using a tiny needle, this safe and effective medication is placed into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow's feet. It safely reduces frown lines and crow's feet by decreasing the movement of the muscles in these trouble areas.
Because Botox® Cosmetic is minimally invasive, patients can resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. A topical anesthesia can be used, if necessary. Results may
Following the procedure, it is not uncommon to experience some minor swelling, redness or bruising around the targeted site. Patients can take Tylenol and/or use ice packs to help reduce swelling and relieve any discomfort. Other side effects include drooping and swelling of the eyelids, dry mouth, headache and neck pain.
Collagen P.I.N Microneedling
P.I.N. (Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy) is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin. It is a fantastic treatment for fine lines, acne scars, pigmentation and overall skin rejuvenation. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels, which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Collagen P.I.N. is a medical-grade device with adjustable depths for safe use on face, neck, chest and hands. For more information on our Collagen P.I.N. device, visit Introduction Therapies - What is
Smoothing out folds and wrinkles can make an enormous difference in a person's appearance and sometimes even make them look several years younger. Dermal fillers are used to help reverse the signs of aging and provide patients with a more natural, youthful appearance compared to surgical facelifts. Dermal fillers are used to:
- Reduce or eliminate wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Enhance lips
- Enhance the contours of the face
There are a number of types of dermal fillers available today, including:
Your dermatologist will work with you individually to determine the best filler for your personal circumstances. Usually, a topical ointment will be used to numb the targeted area. Then, using a small needle, the dermal filler will carefully be injected into each wrinkle or scar being treated. You can expect some temporary, mild burning or sting as the filler is being injected.
Side effects are uncommon, but can include: allergic reactions, bacterial infection and bruising around the treated area, just to name a few. Results vary depending on the type of filler but normally can last anywhere from three months to five years.
Access Dermatology offers the ICON Laser, FDA cleared device that treats:
- Brown spots
- Dilated facial veins
- Facial redness
- Acne and surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Skin rejuvenation/wrinkle reduction
- Laser hair removal