Category: Injectable Fillers

5 Tips for Flawless Summer Skin

5 Tips for Flawless Summer Skin

 

Summer is in full swing, which means more time spent outdoors. It’s easy when the temperature starts to rise to reduce some steps in your skincare, but there are some parts of your beauty routine you should never skip. Here are our recommendations for maintaining flawless skin this summer.

Drink Water

In the summer, people tend to not drink enough water. Sweating, even if it’s just from sitting next to the pool, depletes our water storage. Drinking water is the best way to achieve healthy skin from the inside out. Water also detoxifies the body, which means you stay hydrated and get supple, clear skin. So, make sure on days when you spend a significant time outside, you double up on your water intake to flush out toxins!

Makeup with SPF

Even when we don’t intentionally spend time outside, it’s important to slather on the SPF. Sitting in your car while in traffic or having an office where the sun shines through the window still exposes us to the sun’s daily rays. Harmful UVA and UVB rays damage the skin, making it look old and leathery. We love this product from Giorgio Armani. Complete with broad spectrum 50, it doubles as a primer and SPF which means you can keep your foundation in place and get the protection you need. It’s lightweight which won’t add excess oil throughout the day.

 

After Sun Moisturizer

It would seem counterintuitive to slap on moisturizer when you are sweating from the heat. However, an after-sun moisturizer has the added bonus of cooling aloe, which helps promote cell rejuvenation. The sun is very drying and to maintain your tan without peeling; you’ll want to slather on this moisturizer from Clarins. They have a whole line dedicated to summer skin, but we love this particular product! It deeply penetrates to protect your bronzed glow.

Self-tanner

If soaking up the rays isn’t your thing, you can still achieve a sun-kissed glow with a good self-tanner. It’s a safer way to look like you’ve spent days vacationing in Bermuda. We love this product from St. Tropez. It’s a buildable self-tanner that lets you graduate to a bronzed look that works for you. St. Tropez developed this product for in shower use for zero orange mess. The simple, easy to follow steps allow for an even, foolproof tan.

Injectables

If you want plump, glowing skin both in and out of the sunshine, injectables are a good option. Injectables work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, smooth out acne scars, and make skin appear even. They also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a more youthful appearance. Deeply etched lines in the face as a result of constant furrowing will smooth out with regular use of a product like Botox. This procedure can enhance your overall appearance by making you look more relaxed and youthful.

Our expertly trained staff can work with you to help you achieve flawless summer skin. Call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today!

Which Injectable is Right for You?

Aging is inevitable. Grey hairs and fine lines will happen to everyone. Some might take pride in the furrowed lines on their brow, but to others, it’s a problem to rectify. Injectables provide a non-surgical solution to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But in a world with a myriad of options, how do you know which injectable is right for you? Read on to find out.

What they do

First, let us discuss what injectables actually do. While we would all like to look 20 years old, injectables can’t reverse age. They can, however, smooth the deep creases around your nose, mouth, and eyes. Injectables also work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, with injections to the cheek bones. If you suffer from acne scars, they make skin appear more even. They also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a more youthful appearance.

Wrinkle Reduction

You can minimize deep wrinkles with different types of injectables. Products such as Botox or Dysport work by using Botulinum toxins that restrict muscle movement. It’s applied with tiny amounts of product injected directly into the facial muscles. Deeply etched lines in the face as a result of concentration or constant furrowing will smooth out with regular use. This can enhance your overall appearance by making you look more relaxed and youthful.

Who it’s for: these types of injectables are for women who have noticed wrinkles in areas of the face where they hold a lot of tension. Because the muscles are frozen, these concentrated areas smooth out making you look more relaxed. Some patients have found with multiple treatments, they are able to drop the habit of furrowing or frowning and require treatments less often.

Add Volume

Fillers differ slightly as they are injected into the contours of your face not to paralyze, but to add volume. Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that works to keep skin plump and hydrated. Since it already occurs naturally in the body, these fillers are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.  The filler itself has a gel-like consistency that is injected into the skin to smooth fine lines. These particular fillers can last from 6 to 12 months before being absorbed by the body. Such brands including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane and all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option.

Who it’s for: these types of fillers are  for anyone looking to add volume. Optimal usage is for under the eyes, smile lines, and thin lips. Because the contents of these injectables are natural, it’s also an ideal choice for anyone with severe allergy problems.

Fine lines and wrinkles are a common issue for many women. Most of these issues can be traced back to lack of volume in the face, but with non-surgical injectables, there are numerous ways to restore the youthful appearance you desire.

If you are ready to see what injectables can do for you, call 615-329-3900 to book your appointment today! And be sure to check out our monthly specials!

Lip Augmentation: Know Your Options

Lip Augmentation: Know Your Options

Lip augmentation is a popular procedure that adds volume and fullness to the lips. As we age, the volume we once had in our youth can depreciate and leave us with thinner, sometimes wrinkled lips. Using a variety of techniques and materials, there are several options to help you achieve a beautiful, sexy pout.

Fillers

Fillers are a non-permanent way of increasing lip volume. Fillers give the plastic surgeon control and come with very little down time. Because the surgeon can be diligent with placement, the results from fillers can have the more natural looking results. Human-based collagen, bovine-based collagen or hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be injected into your lips to restore volume. Hyaluronic acid (HA) such as Juvederm, is an option and can be “erased” by using hyaluronidase to give control over size and fullness. These fillers last for about 6 months and you will see results almost immediately. If done correctly the injections won’t feel any different than real lips.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is another option for increasing volume in your lips, by transferring fat from one part of your body to your lips. Since the fat is your own tissue there is less risk of infection or extrusion. As with most fat grafting procedures, the end results can vary over time. As your body settles, only a percentage of the transferred fat will survive which is something to keep in mind because that means over time the results could start to vary. On the subject of fat, it’s wise to note any weight fluctuation can also have an effect on the end result.

Implants

Lip implants provide permanent lip augmentation with more refined results. The surgery can take about an hour to complete. Surgically, implants are placed in the top or bottom lip to add volume and create your desired look. If you choose this procedure, it’s important to research your doctor, because attention to detail and placement of the implants are what will give you natural looking results.

If you think lip augmentation might be right for you give us a call at 615-329-3900 or fill out our contact form, to schedule a consultation where we will be able to discuss which options would best suit your desired results.

Top 4 Alternate Benefits of Botox

Alternate Benefits of BotoxBotox is known widely for its use to reduce the signs of aging. With a few quick injections, deep lines between brows, crow’s feet, and laugh lines can be reduced.

Botox can be used for other beneficial purposes besides just reducing wrinkles. Read on to learn more ways you can benefit from Botox.

Top 4 Alternate Benefits of Botox:

  1. Reduce Tension Headaches

When Botox is injected into the muscles of the forehead, neck, and shoulders, it can release tension built up in those areas – therefore reducing the strain on the nervous system. Those who suffer from tension headaches will benefit from this procedure.

  1. Reduce Excess Sweating

Botox injections can also help with the overproduction of sweat. The injection inhibits the chemical acetycholine, which stimulates the sweat glands. The procedure lasts 6 – 8 months and can be used in the armpits, hands, feet, and face.

  1. Bladder Control

Recently, Botox is being used to treat patients with an overactive bladder. When injected into the bladder it helps increase volume capacity. The treatment can last up to several months reducing the number of bathroom visits for those who are affected.

  1. Eye Treatment

We aren’t talking just wrinkles. This procedure will help anyone who suffers from Strabismus (crossed eyes). When the injection is used in one of the eye muscles, the muscle temporarily weakens allowing the eyes to realign properly.

If you want to see what Botox can do for you call us today at 615-329-3900 or click here to fill out our contact form.

 

The Difference Between Injectables and Fat Transfers

Injeactables-Nashville-Cosmetic-Surgeon IGFine lines and wrinkles are a common issue for many men and women, but if you are considering a procedure to help restore your youthful appearance, you’ll more than likely be choosing between Injectables or Fat Transfers. We’ve decided to break down the differences to help you choose which option is right for you.

Injectables:

Injectables should technically be broken down into subcategories such as Botox or Fillers. Each performs slightly differently but achieves similar results. The biggest difference is that Botox paralyzes the muscles to help reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, or frown lines etc., with results lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Fillers are different as they are injected into the contours of your face not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas. The results from fillers are temporary like Botox but last up to year. There are various brands of fillers to choose from, so ask your doctor to walk through your best options.

Fat Transfers

Noninvasive fat transfers – or micro-lipoinjection – add volume to the skin in the face and hands, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance. Using your body’s own unwanted fat, the procedure can reduce crow’s feet, laugh lines and ridges that appear as a normal part of aging. Along with improving the skin’s appearance and reversing the signs of aging, fat transfers can also repair and reconstruct skin that’s been damaged by trauma or surgery.

Still, have any questions about what option is the best for you? Feel free to contact us here and we will be happy to assist you with the decision-making process. Our staff is not only knowledge but always happy to assist!