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Non-Surgical In-Office Treatments with Quick Results

These days, both women and men are choosing non-surgical treatments that offer quick, sometimes immediate, results. The benefit of these non-surgical procedures is that they are done in-office. They allow people to skip a long recovery time and eliminate the risk of complications sometimes associated with surgery.

From lasers to injectables to non-surgical facelifts, there are now a plethora of cutting edge options designed to make you appear refreshed, tightened, and years younger than you are

Below we’ll highlight some fantastic non-surgical procedures you can do in-office with quick results so you can continue to look your best!

Facial Treatments

Regular facial treatments will improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin. With consistent maintenance, your skin will appear younger and healthier, making you seem more youthful. There are several facial treatments designed to renew and revitalize your skin with minimal downtime.

Corrective facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and peels all provide immediate and long-lasting results.  Consistent treatments will reduce age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation (including melasma). They will also soften lines and wrinkles, clear up acne, reduce or phase out acne scars, and stimulate the production of collagen for firmer, more youthful skin. 

In-office facial treatments vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, and the results are noticeable immediately

Injectables & Dermal Fillers

Men and women can use injectables and dermal fillers to look younger without the downtime or cost of invasive surgery. Injectables and dermal fillers lessen the effects of aging by restoring lost volume, smoothing out wrinkles, plumping flat lips, and correcting hollowed out skin areas.

There are two types of injectables. One works by relaxing facial muscles such as Botox or Dysport, and the other works by plumping up wrinkles or folds, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Both treatments are done in-office and offer almost immediate results.

Non-Surgical Facelift

A non-surgical facelift is a combination of minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of the face. This procedure does not require large incisions, general anesthesia, or overnight hospitalization. Patients are usually in and out of the office quickly, enjoy little post-op discomfort, and minimal recovery time. The results from a non-surgical facelift are significant, as it fills furrows and wrinkles, provides a lifting effect in the face and breasts area, and corrects atrophic scars.

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery performs a less invasive facelift using Adivive™ fat transfer system. This technique uses the body’s existing stem cells (found in fat tissues) to help regenerate tissues.  This procedure provides a more predictable outcome, and harvesting your fat can be more cost-effective than using some types of synthetic fillers. It offers quick, lasting results without invasive surgery or long recovery time.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments improve the skin’s tone, texture, and appearance. And with all the advancements in laser technology, surgeons are now able to perform a variety of procedures in a minimally invasive way with incredible results. 

Laser treatments are done in-office in as little as a 20-minute session. Afterward, patients immediately notice results, such as a youthful glow, softer skin, and reduced pore size. Routine treatments can produce lasting results and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Would you like to enhance your appearance and see results quickly? The Marvel team can help you find the best procedure for you and your schedule. Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation!

Minimally Invasive Beauty Procedures that Offer Natural Results

If you look in the mirror and don’t see the exuberant look you’d like to have, you may be ready for a cosmetic procedure or two. There are simple options to help restore youthful skin and boost self-confidence.

Many cosmetic beauty procedures are minimally invasive yet quite effective in offering natural, long-lasting results. The treatments work well for so many patients because they are safe, affordable, and quick. With minimal investment, you can smooth the wrinkles, plump the creases, and reverse the signs of aging and sun damage for a healthy, beautiful, and natural look. 

Get a Beautiful, Natural Look with These Minimally Invasive Procedures 

Returning to a youthful glow doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or downtime. These are some of our favorite minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that rejuvenate your skin. 

Most are performed in our office without general anesthesia. They are quick and easy, so returning your appearance to its younger version can—literally—happen in an afternoon. 

Facial Treatments 

Corrective facials help to rejuvenate facial skin, relax the mind, and restore beauty, all in a relaxing spa environment. We also offer a membership service for customized facials every month.

  •     Vitamin C Enhancer– This treatment can be customized for the patient’s specific needs while providing the skin with necessary vitamins and hydration.
  •     AntiOxidant – Enhanced healing and anti-inflammatory
  •     Signature – Enhance the texture and tone of your skin for a glowing complexion and overall wellbeing.
  •     Microdermabrasion – This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces dead skin cells and also stimulates new cell growth. It is often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, large pores, and other skin imperfections. Learn more about the procedure
  •     Dermaplaning– A simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).
  •     Express 30-Minute Facials– These mini treatments are perfect for our patients with busy schedules. Our aesthetician will assess your skin needs and provide a customized facial treatment in just 30 minutes.
  •     Clear and Brilliant®– Clear + Brilliant® is a laser skincare treatment that is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce the signs of aging. It provides a glowing, more youthful appearance. It is a gentler and less invasive option than other fractional laser treatments. Learn more about the procedure. 
  •     SilkPeel Dermal Infusion – Dermal Infusion is a patented, non-invasive, 3-in-1 dermatological treatment. It simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with condition-specific serums for an all-inclusive treatment in one step. This procedure provides immediate and long-lasting results on all skin types – with no downtime. 
  •     Skinpen – SkinPen is a new fractional micro-needling device used to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the skin with minimal discomfort. The result is smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin! Marvel is the only practice in Nashville offering this cutting-edge device voted “Best New Aesthetic Device of the Year.”
  •     Peels – A medical peel will improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin; reduce age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions, reduce or phase out acne scars; stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. 

Injectables and Dermal Fillers 

Injectables and dermal fillers are the perfect options for men and women looking to correct wrinkles or folds and restore the contours and smoothness of the face. Roughly one million people annually choose injectables or dermal fillers because of their affordable cost and easy recovery, without extensive surgery.

  • Botox or Dysport (for larger areas) injectables work by relaxing the facial muscles to remove wrinkles on the forehead, around the corners of eyes, or on other areas of the face.
  • Juvederm and Restylane are fillers that provide natural-looking results by smoothing wrinkles and folds, or adding subtle enhancements and smoothing lines.
  • Voluma, Kybella, and Bellafill are used to correct specific areas of the face, including the nose, below the chin, and for the “laugh lines.”

Non-Surgical Facelift 

A non-surgical facelift is an excellent option for patients wanting the benefit of a facelift without any incisions. Most people are familiar with a traditional facelift, which helps to correct facial sagging, reduces wrinkles/fine lines, and provides an improved, more youthful appearance.

A Non-Surgical Facelift is great because it uses the body’s own existing stem cells found in fat tissue to help regenerate tissue. Benefits also include:

  • a more predictable outcome
  • a more cost-effective procedure
  • the avoidance of synthetic fillers
  • filling of furrows and wrinkles 
  • volumetric lifting effect in the face and breasts area
  • lasting correction of atrophic scars 

Find Out Which Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedure Is Best for You

Not sure which procedures will help you reach your appearance and wellbeing goals? Have questions about your unique situation? We’d love to help you find the right minimally invasive procedure that will work well for you. We offer every patient a complimentary consultation before they undergo any procedure. 

Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation, and get ready to love the skin you’re in!

 

Best Skin Care Procedures for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Best Skin Care Procedures for Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

No matter your age, there is a procedure that can help your skin look and feel its best! For skin that is healthy and vibrant, knowing what to expect at each age and stage is the best way to decide which procedure is right for improving your skin’s appearance, regardless of the change. 

Twenties

You may have heard the often repeated phrase, “the decisions we make in our twenties can affect us the rest of our life.” This is especially true when it comes to our skin! During our twenties, many of us can experience acne- even if we never did as teenagers.

Sun damage, freckles, dark spots, and the beginnings of wrinkles also may start developing during this period of our lives. When it comes to anti-aging, prevention is key! Some of us may begin to develop fine lines around the corners of our mouths, forehead, and crow’s feet.

Your twenties are a great time to get serious about skincare regiments and cosmetic treatments that focus on anti-aging. Botox and Dysport work fantastically to prevent the formation of deep lines. Gentle laser treatments like Clear + Brilliant are also great for young skin, as they address pigmentation and increase skin porosity.

If you are experiencing early signs of skin sagging or laxity, CO2 Resurfacing treatments can be a great option.

Thirties

At this point, it’s likely you will begin to develop some wrinkles or small dark spots on your skin. You may have lost some elasticity, since our skin’s collagen production slows as we age.

If you haven’t already begun Botox treatments, your thirties are a great time to start. Botox relaxes face muscles that cause wrinkles, and also works to smooth existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from developing.

Laser skin resurfacing can help to treat everything from uneven textures to dark spots, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. There are a variety of different cosmetic lasers available.

While light chemical peels can be great as skin refreshers, using a medium to deep peel will provide a more intense, targeted treatment. These procedures increase skin tightening, brighten skin tone, and improve overall texture. Facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that may have begun to appear throughout the face.

Forties

This period is when women begin to see the most changes in their skin. Wrinkles become more visible, and incorporating regular monthly facials into your skincare routine becomes a must. Because your skin is no longer producing natural structural elements, specifically collagen, as quickly as it did in your 20s and 30s, you may notice one of more of the following: duller complexion, hooding of the eyelids, reduced elasticity in the face, and more pronounced laxity on the face and neck.

Luckily, there are a variety of procedures that can easily address any changes you’ve begun to notice in your skin!

CO2 Resurfacing is a more aggressive type of fractional resurfacing that helps to improve the tone of skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, can be some of the best anti-aging skincare treatments for your 40s. These fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles, add volume and definition to lips, and add contour to the face to recreate the fuller, more supple look of younger skin.

Not sure which procedure is right for you? Contact Marvel Cosmetic Surgery at 615-538-0399 to discuss your needs and get started on the path to your best skin!

6 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Botox and Fillers

6 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Botox and Fillers

There are many reasons why Botox and fillers are popular cosmetic treatments. One reason is that they help individuals improve aspects of their skin that would be otherwise untreatable. While these procedures have been around many years, there is still confusion as to what they can do for you. We’ve put together everything you need to know about Botox and fillers and how they benefit the skin.

The Difference Between Botox and Fillers

Before we dive into the benefits, we should clarify the difference between Botox and fillers. While each have incredible benefits for the skin, they also have different characteristics and uses.

Injectables

Injectables is the umbrella term used for both Botox and fillers, as they each apply a product directly under the skin and muscle via a syringe to reduce the signs of aging. 

Botox

Botox is the name of a brand, and there are similar brands such as Dysport on the market as well. Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle in order to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use.

Fillers

Fillers differ from Botox because they are injected into the contours of your face, not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas. Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces to keep skin plump and hydrated. Fillers can also use fat from your body.

The Benefits of Injectables

Add Volume to Your Face

If you want to add volume to your face, fillers are a perfect choice. The best areas to target are under the eyes, thinned cheeks, and lips. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, so it is ideal for anyone who suffers from severe allergy problems.

Get a Youthful Glow

As we already mentioned, Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally forming substance in the body. By adding this to the skin, you improve not just volume but the appearance. Hyaluronic acid has been noted for improving the overall condition and adding a youthful glow. 

You’ll See Immediate Results

One way your skin benefits from Botox or fillers is the immediacy of the results. It only takes one session for you to notice the difference. However, the best results are achieved over time through the implementation of a treatment plan.

The Effects Are Long-Lasting

When you use a product like Botox or a similar brand, you aren’t working on the lines that are already visible but reducing the chances of developing new ones. In most cases, patients will start a treatment plan and then eventually taper off the number of injections they need.

Eliminate the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Botox is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines forming.

Improves Tension Headaches

This one isn’t about skin, but it helps so many individuals we wanted to give it a special mention. Botox is being used to treat patients with headaches. When injected into the muscles of the forehead, neck, and shoulders, it can release built-up tension, therefore, lessening the strain on the nervous system.

If you would like to learn more or to book your appointment, you can call our offices at 615-205-9771 today!

5 Benefits of Laser Treatments

5 Benefits of Laser Treatments

As we begin to age, we notice our skin begins to change. From wrinkles to spider veins, there are many concerns that start to surface which we would like to change, but topical treatments only go so far. If you’re looking for a rejuvenation regimen that is effective and precise, you’ll want to learn about laser treatments. Lasers work deep within the skin to restore it and offer a more youthful and natural appearance.

Eliminate Acne

From acne to acne scars, laser treatments are effective at reducing the signs of blemishes on the skin and providing individuals with clear skin.  Lasers work to penetrate deep within the dermis to kill the bacteria that causes acne. The high-concentration of monochromatic light evens out the pigmentation and helps to reduce scarring. The combination of efforts means many patients can benefit from two procedures at once. First, there is the reduction of the bacteria, and second, you can rid unwanted acne scarring that has carried over from your youth. The result is fresh, youthful looking skin.

Even Out Skin Tone

Lasers are the latest technology for skin resurfacing, that not only reduce scarring but help restore tone. They can remove wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Additionally, it can help those who suffer from sunspots that are from overexposure to the sun or aging. The laser works by gently vaporizing the outer layer of sun-damaged or acne scarring to reveal smooth, fresh new skin underneath. Similarly, the laser works to phase out fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure gives your physician control over the application. Recovery time lasts about two weeks and works best for lighter skin tones.

Remove Hair

If you’re not interested in shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser treatments are an effective way to eliminate them altogether. Effective on almost every area of the body, lasers give precise control over what hairs to remove and can even target hairs that are dark, thick, and coarse.  The procedure is fast, which means your physician can work quickly through larger areas of the body. For example, the upper lip can be completed in minutes, and the back can take roughly an hour. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can target multiples hairs at once. The result for most patients is permanent hair loss.

Get Rid of Spider Veins

The tiny red and blue veins with a thread-like appearance near the surface of the skin are known as spider veins. They are caused by increased pressure on the veins and can appear anywhere on the body. However, most individuals will find them on their legs and thighs. For years, there wasn’t much you could do once they started to appear, but with the introduction of laser treatments, adults now have the option to banish them for good. The procedure uses a focused beam of light on the spider vein. As the laser begins to heat up, the vein is destroyed and reabsorbed into the body after 4-6 weeks. Lasers offer precision, which means physicians can target the specific area without damaging the surrounding areas.

Feminine Rejuvenation

For women who have given birth, suffer from urge incontinence, or who have had breast cancer and can’t be on hormones, lasers are a safe and minimally invasive procedure providing tightening, strengthening, and smoothing. It can also help with unwanted secretions, increase blood flow, and sensitivity. The lasers work to stimulate and promote the production of collagen. New skin cells will be produced in the underlying layer of tissue bringing about a smoother, tighter, and healthier skin. Before treatment, a pelvic exam should be performed, and the patient must have had a routine Pap Smear within the last six months. Results are achieved over a span of three months, with the inclusion of rest and temporary abstinence as part of the recovery process.

If you are interested in learning more about how laser treatments can work for you, call us today at 615-329-3900. Our expert members of staff and talk you through the options and book you a consultation over the phone!

What to Expect When You Try Botox

What to Expect When You Try Botox

Aging is inevitable. Some might take pride in the furrowed lines on their brow, but to others, it’s a problem to rectify. Botox is widely known for its use to reduce the signs of aging. With a few quick injections, deep lines between brows, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are all reduced in appearance.

If you are looking for a way to combat the issues of aging, you might want to consider Botox. Below, we’ve highlighted what it is, how it can work for you, and what you can expect from your treatment plan.

How does Botox Work?

Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have.

Botox Won’t Add Volume

Before getting started, please note that Botox doesn’t plump up sagging skin. Botox paralyzes the muscle rather than adds volume. Injectables work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, with injections to the cheekbones to give a youthful appearance. Additionally, also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a healthy glow.

Booking Your Consultation

The consultation is a mini meeting to discuss your treatment plan. You’ll like book some time with a clinician where you will go over all of your desired results and plan a course of action to help you achieve everything on your list and stay within your budget. This is an open discussion where you should air out any concerns and ask as many questions as possible. Your clinician should take the time to walk you through what to expect and give you realistic expectations of the results.

The Appointment

Some medspas and health centers book the consultation and appointment back-to-back, but either way, you’ll want to review the process with your clinician gets started. The initial visit usually takes 30 minutes or longer, with follow-up sessions taking up less time. To prepare for your visit, make sure you eat well and stay hydrated to help any nervousness you might have regarding the procedure.

After the Appointment

Directly following the appointment, you should experience redness and small amounts of swelling to the treated areas. For most individuals, there is little pain associated with the process, but a small number do get dull headaches that can be treated with pain medication. It’s important to note; you might appear puffier directly after because of the swelling. This is only temporary and will balance out with time.

1 Week After Treatment

One week after treatment, you should begin to see the results of the procedure. The areas identified in the process should be smoother and look refreshed. It’s not uncommon to feel your skin is “tight” or “heavy” which is a result of the muscle being paralyzed. They are common side effects for anyone new to the Botox treatment and should subside in another week or two.

1 – 3 Months After the Treatment

The first month after the Botox treatment will still be very effective and provide you with a healthy and younger looking complexion. Some individuals will find they can feel a small amount of movement return around the one-month mark, but it will depend on the treated area. By three months, you should feel the gradual return of movement. It’s around this time you will want to book another appointment to continue your treatment plan.

If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you, call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today! Our expertly trained staff can work with you to develop a treatment plant specifically designed for your needs.

Botox: When and Why You Should Get It

Botox: When and Why You Should Get It

 

Many people search for something that can reverse the signs of aging. A healthy diet, limited sun exposure, and regular use of a moisturizer is a good place to start. However, some fine lines and wrinkles are hereditary or brought on by stress, so changing your daily habits won’t necessarily affect them.

If you are looking for a safe way to reverse the signs of aging, you might want to consider Botox. Below, we’ve answered the most common questions we receive about Botox treatment.

Are all injectables the same?

Injectables is a blanket term for a procedure that transfers product directly into the skin and muscle tissue via a syringe, which helps reduce the signs of aging. Both Botox and Fillers use this method and obtain favorable results, but they each perform in various ways.

Why Botox and how does it work?

Botox 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 are all reduced in appearance.

Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have.

Who should consider Botox?

This type of treatment is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines from forming. Some patients have noticed with multiple treatments, the habit of furrowing and frowning stops. This results in fewer treatments over time.

Are there other benefits of Botox?

Yes! There are a few other ways you can benefit from Botox.

Reduce Tension Headaches

When injected into the muscles of the forehead, neck, and shoulders, it can release built up tension, therefore, lessening the strain on the nervous system.

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.

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.

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.

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we don’t believe that surgery is always required to achieve the look you want. That’s why we offer a wide variety of non-surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. In fact, our most popular request is the non-surgical treatment, Botox.

If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you, call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today! Our expertly trained staff can work with you to develop a treatment plant specifically designed for your needs.

The Difference Between Botox and Face Fillers

The Difference Between Botox and Face Fillers

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a common source of irritation for both men and women. Many people search for something that can reverse these tell-tale signs of aging. If you are searching for a safe and effective anti-aging treatment to restore your youthful appearance, consider using Injectables.

Injectables:

Injectables is a blanket term for a procedure that transfers product directly into the skin and muscle tissue via a syringe in order to help reduce the signs of aging. Botox and Fillers both use this method and obtain favorable results, but they each perform in completely different ways. We’ll discuss the differences below so you can choose which one is right for you.

Botox:

Botox can enhance your overall appearance by:

“BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.” Botox Cosmetic: What Is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox (and similar brands such as Dysport) works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle in order to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use.

Is Botox for you?

Botox is for those who are experiencing wrinkles in places where they hold a lot of tension; think frown lines, furrowed brows, etc. By freezing the muscles in these areas, you prevent deeper lines forming. Some patients have noticed with multiple treatments, the habit of furrowing and frowning stops. This results in fewer treatments over time.

Fillers:

Fillers differ from Botox because they are injected into the contours of your face, not to paralyze, but to add volume or plump specific areas.

Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally produces to keep skin plump and hydrated. Since it already occurs 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. Brands such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane are all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option.

Fillers can also use fat from your body. Noninvasive fat transfers are another way to add volume to the skin. By using your body’s 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 damaged by trauma or surgery.

Are Fillers right for you?

If you want to add volume to your face, fillers are a perfect choice. The best areas to target are under the eyes, thinned cheeks, and lips. Again, Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, so it is perfect for anyone who suffers from severe allergy problems.

If you think it’s time to consider Injectables, we are here to help. Out expert members of staff work with you to develop individualized plans to help you achieve your goals. call 615-329-3900 or contact us to book your appointment today!

My Botox Experience – Abigail

We don’t believe that surgery is always required to achieve the look you want. That’s why Marvel Cosmetic Surgery offers a wide variety of non-surgical procedures to help you look and feel your best. In fact, our most popular request is a non-surgical treatment, Botox. Many people request Botox for its ability to smooth wrinkles and fight the first signs of aging. Are you considering Botox?

Read below to hear from one of our clients about her experience with Botox at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery. *

Results are not guaranteed and vary from person to person.

Tell us about your experience with Dr. Marvel and Marvel Cosmetic Surgery.

I’ve been going to Marvel Cosmetic for over 5 years! They are incredibly honest and professional, but I think it’s their honesty that keeps me coming back. I work a lot with Tammy and Donna who are always available to give me the best guidance for what I need. I never feel pressured to take on more than what I originally signed up for. In fact, they are honest about telling me things that I don’t need. I wasn’t in the door to be kicked out the door. It appeared that they wanted to spend time with to help me find solutions to for my skin

Would you recommend Dr. Marvel to others?

Yes! I am very open about discussing my procedures with friends and I am always encouraging them to give Dr. Marvel as his team a try! They are the most welcoming group of individuals and they always remember my name. Like I mentioned previously, they are incredible when it comes to hearing me out. They take into consideration what it is I want and try to recommend a process that will give me the results I want. 

I also believe they have a very attractive location. It may sound a bit random to mention, but when you are having procedures done you want it to look clean and attractive. They have a very aesthetically pleasing building so you know you are walking into a quality practice.

Why did you decide to undergo Botox and Filler?

I became a customer on a whim and won my first trip to Marvel Cosmetic at a silent auction. I’m really open minded about treatments and I was looking for something to improve the look of my skin. I discussed my needs with the staff and they were great about informing me of my options. Because I needed less movement in my face, mostly in my eyes and forehead, they recommended Botox and Dysport. I was adamant that I wanted to look as natural as possible and they were incredible! I never leave feeling as if I’ve had work done. We’ve discussed the possibility of filler maybe in my cheeks, but right now they have told me I just don’t need it. I really appreciate that type of honesty.

How has your life changed since Botox?

When it comes to Botox, it’s a marathon not a sprint. My short-term goal is to clean up small lines that are appearing on my face. Reducing wrinkles is a long-term goal that will take time – which I am willing to be patient for! I am hoping that I will eventually be able to spread out the visits and achieve clearer looking skin. I am really pleased with the results I have achieved so far. I couldn’t be happier with how my treatment plan has worked out.

Our combination of technical skill and attention to detail helps you leave with healthy, natural looking results. If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you contact us or call 615-329-3900 to book your first appointment 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!