Post-Quarantine Rejuvenation at The Pearl Dermatology

June 12, 2020

As we begin to navigate this next chapter together, we want you to know that our team at The Pearl Dermatology is here to support and serve our patients in any way we can. We realize that quarantine may have taken its toll on our patients, and we want to help provide services that will help rejuvenate your skin, confidence, and overall wellbeing. We have provided information about some of our services that can help you to feel your best!

Botox and Dysport

Botox
If you’re looking for a way to refresh your face and erase signs of aging and stress, Botox may be the solution for you. Different from facial fillers, Botox relaxes tense muscles that cause wrinkles and defined expression lines. When done by a board-certified dermatologist, Botox safely and effectively diminishes wrinkles and lines without leaving you “frozen-faced.”

Patients typically seek Botox to eliminate the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet (wrinkles near the outer corners of the eyes), frown lines between the eyebrows, neckbands, and under-eye wrinkles.

How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin A, the scientific name for Botox, provides a buffer to neurotransmitters within the injected muscles, lessening the signal to contract. This releases wrinkles and folds around the injection sites. The full effects of Botox can take 2-14 days to fully develop and can last on average 3 months. Patients may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Common side effects, as with all injectable products, include swelling, bruising, bleeding, and itching at the injection site. Most side effects resolve themselves naturally within 24 hours.
Dysport
Dysport® is an FDA-approved purified neurotoxin prescription injection that is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines. To effectively minimize the appearance of frown lines between your eyebrows, Dysport’s purified Botulinum Toxin properties soften the muscles in your glabellar area. Dysport® is incredibly effective which is why it is frequently used to enhance other parts of the face.

How long does Dysport® last?
Dysport® lasts 3 months on average and usually takes up to seven days to take effect.

Photofacials/IPL Treatment

Our photofacials use light to diminish the appearance of broken blood vessels, redness caused by rosacea, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. The special light used ensures that patients have little to no downtime and usually requires 3-5 sessions.

The IPL treatment specifically targets problem areas while leaving healthy skin alone. In our practice, IPL is personally performed by one of our board-certified dermatologists, ensuring efficacy and safety.

With little to no downtime, you’ll be back to all normal activities immediately. It is one of the most effective skin pigmentation treatments available today.

Skin Tightening

As the name suggests, skin tightening is the process of tightening loose skin on the face, neck, and body through cosmetic procedures. Skin tightening can be used to reduce the effects of aging, promote firmer skin, and restore youthfulness. Many of these treatments are non-surgical and can be done in our office.

To begin, we will identify the best cosmetic skin tightening solution for you depending on the targeted area, your desired result, desired downtime, and other underlying medical conditions. Many skin tightening treatments require no downtime, while the downtime for minimally invasive surgical procedures such as AccuTite or FaceTite may vary.

Fillers

Dermal fillers are safe, gel-like injectable substances that smooth creases, fine lines, and wrinkles to rejuvenate your skin and add volume and fullness to your face. Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a sugar-like material that naturally occurs in our skin. These can be used to enhance your lips, fill and define your cheeks, straighten out your jawline, soften grooves underneath your eyes, and many other cosmetic alterations to reduce the visible effects of aging.

FDA-approved dermal fillers can last between six to 12 months before fading and requiring another injection. The lifespan and overall effectiveness of your dermal filler treatment depend on your physiological makeup, the area being treated, and the unique properties of the filler which is why we recommend consulting your doctor before beginning treatment.

Typically, most FDA-approved dermal fillers are also infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Injecting cosmetic dermal fillers only takes a short amount of time to complete, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved non-invasive fat reduction procedure that eliminates fat cells through a process known as cryolipolysis, where stubborn fat cells are frozen and eventually die. CoolSculpting gives long term results and naturally eliminates the dead cells from your body within a few months resulting in fat reduction.

The number of fat cells a person has is set during childhood and adolescence and can vary from person to person. When you start to gain weight, those fat cells expand which causes your waistline, hips, thighs, and other areas to expand. A healthy diet and exercise causes these cells to shrink and give you a slimmer shape, but it only changes the size of the cells and does not eliminate them. Coolsculpting is a form of cold therapy that destroys fat cells safely and in a non-invasive manner. Fat cells are more sensitive to the effects of cold vs other skin cells and at a certain temperature will freeze and die off. Your body will then naturally break down the cells through the metabolic process over a few months, leaving you with a more toned and finely sculpted area.

If you have questions about our services or if you would like to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to give us a call today. We would love to help find the right treatment to help meet your goals!

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