A new year is here, and that means you’re closer to being another year older. We have compiled a list of ways to look younger from head to toe this year using the treatments that we offer our clients at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health.
1. Erase frown lines and glabellar wrinkles.
Botox is excellent for treating the lines and wrinkles that form between the eyebrows (commonly referred to as the “11’s”). With Botox there’s no reason to look angry all the time!
2. Get rid of forehead wrinkles.
Botox is also our favorite way to quickly and easily reduce the horizontal lines that form across the forehead. It only takes 10-20 units of Botox to have a nice smooth forehead for the next 3-4 months.
3. Reduce Crow’s Feet wrinkles around the eyes.
In 2013, Botox was FDA approved to treat the crow’s feet wrinkles that form around the eyes from excessive squinting. ELASTIderm eye cream by Obagi is also a great non-invasive way to help increase collagen and soften eye wrinkles. It complements Botox treatment nicely. Ultherapy is the best way to decrease crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes. It works by using ultrasound energy to tighten the skin. It provides the longest lasting results of the options we have mentioned.
4. Lift those brows.
You no longer need surgery to get a natural looking eyebrow lift. Botox and Ultherapy (used together or by themselves) can give you a natural brow lift and open up your eyes by lifting droopy eyelids. No more looking sleepy all the time!
5. No more sunken temples.
Hollow temples are often a neglected sign of aging. I use Juvederm Ultra Plus to restore lost volume to the temples. Now with the FDA approval of Juvederm Voluma, we have an even better option that can give you results for up to 2 years.
6. Grow thicker, longer eyelashes.
Long eyelashes have always been a sign of youth and beauty. Our female clients have seen excellent results with Latisse which has been FDA-approved and clinically proven to increase eyelash growth. Latisse has been shown to double eyelash fullness– including length, thickness, and darkness in as little as 8-16 weeks.
7. Fillers for under eye hollows.
Dark circles, hollows or bags underneath the eyes? There’s a treatment for that! Fillers do an excellent job in treating the hollow area underneath the eyes (tear trough deformities). At the same time, by altering the way light reflects in this area, they can decrease the dark circles under the eyes that give you that tired look all the time. There is alot of skill in injecting this area and choosing the type of filler for treatment. My fillers of choice for this area are Belotero and Juvederm Ultra XC. Their lightweight nature makes it very easy to mold underneath the eyes to give a smooth appearance. For the remaining dark circles, the VI Peel and Obagi Clear skin care systems are excellent treatments.
8. Get rid of vertical lip lines.
Smoker’s lines (that’s what they’re often called even if you don’t smoke) can be treated with small doses of Botox in combination with dermal fillers. My favorite treatment for this area is our fine line treatment with Ultherapy. We have seen great results using this as a primary treatment and then complimenting it with Botox, Belotero, or Juvederm if needed.
9. Plump up your lips.
Just as your facial tissues lose volume as you age, your lips also lose volume and thin out. I have become known for my lip injections. My goal is to give you the most natural results without people knowing you had anything done. I have found that Juvederm Ultra and Belotero give the best results for restoring volume to the lips. Juvederm in particular can last for as long as a year-and-a-half in the lips. I also use the microcannula technique which results in minimal discomfort and little to no bruising.
10. Tighten saggy neck skin.
A saggy neck can be one of the most uncomfortable and difficult things to treat without surgery. There are several treatments that claim to get rid of loose neck skin, but none have proven to be really effective. Ultherapy is the best option for tightening the loose skin of the lower face and neck. In fact, in 2013 Ultherapy received FDA approval as a non-surgical neck lift treatment. No reason to hide your neck anymore!
11. Rejuvenate your hands.
You’ve worked hard keeping your face youthful and refreshed, so the last thing you want is for your hands to give your age away! Just like our faces, our hands will show the signs of aging. In some cases our hands may even make us look older than we are. There used to be no easy way to combat the signs of aging in the hands. Today, however, Dermal Fillers have become an excellent option for restoring the volume and smoothness that our youthful hands once had. My filler of choice for hand rejuvenation is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Our hand rejuvenation procedure is painless and without downtime.
12. Get rid of fat bulges.
CoolSculpting has really blown up this year in terms of popularity. This non-surgical fat freezing procedure lets you easily get rid of those stubborn bulges of fat that you can’t seem to lose with diet and exercise alone. The treatment takes 1 hour and there’s no downtime. You can squeeze it in during your lunch break or before your workout. Results are noticeable and long-lasting.
So that’s it for now. Any questions about how you can look younger this year? Feel free to contact us. Here’s to a rejuvenating 2014!