People increasingly want to look and feel their best. In the past, people may have been concerned about appearing vain if they had cosmetic treatments. But today, people realize that a variety of safe and affordable treatments are available and that it makes good sense to try to look as good as you feel. Visiting the dermatologist to keep your skin looking good not only helps improve one’s self confidence, it can also help one maintain that competitive edge in today’s competitive job market.
At Carolina Dermatology, we offer the most popular cosmetic treatments including:
When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.
What can BOTOX® treatments do for me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime or surgery and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
When we are young, our skin is smooth and elastic with a healthy glow. As we age, our ability to maintain that smoothness and elasticity diminishes, resulting in skin that becomes drier, thinner and less able to replenish itself. Our body’s natural collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decrease and our skin becomes looser. This leads to our skin wrinkling and appearing older than it should.
Approved by the FDA, Restylane® is designed to match your skin, smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips or shaping facial contours. With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane is able to perform for many months in your skin. The most common areas for a Restylane treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). When used for lips or facial contouring, Restylane will add shape and volume to the area. Restylane is able to create volume under your wrinkles, which are then lifted up and smoothed out.
Since no pre-testing is required, a Restylane treatment can be performed almost immediately. It usually takes about 30 minutes depending on the type of correction you want. Most people find the injections relatively painless, but a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area prior to your treatment. You will be able to see the results as soon as your treatment is completed.
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. They may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.
Microdermabrasion reduces the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems with a gentle stream of tiny particles of aluminum oxide crystals that exfoliate the outer layer of skin and provide a fresh, glowing, younger appearance.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a convenient procedure that safely and effectively improves the appearance of the skin with no pain and no downtime. Most patients see significant improvement to the color, tone and texture of their skin, as well as improvements to oily or dull skin, enlarged pores or mild complexion problems. In addition to its cosmetic results, microdermabrasion can also help enhance circulation and lymph flow, to keep skin as healthy on the inside as it is on the outside.
At Carolina Dermatology Center, we offer customized skin care creams and the revolutionary microneedling device, which together offer a simple, affordable way to keep your skin looking its best.