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By Skin Center
January 22, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about... BOTOX? Many people are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is used to cosmetically reverse the aging process. The Skin Center, which is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers a full range of dermatological services. Safe, effective and Botox Treatmentlong-lasting, Botox injections are a marvelous alternative to facelift surgery and other invasive skin procedures.

What is Botox?

It's an injectable form of the botulism toxin, and it limits the movement of the facial muscles which cause dynamic wrinkling. It is administered in the form of injections to block the nerve signals sent to muscles. Without the signal being received, the muscle doesn't contract.

Your doctor injects the substance into the problem areas to improve:

  • Crow's feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines

In addition to the rejuvenation, your face will benefit from, the procedure is quite simple. Botox treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes.

Your doctors will use a thin needle to inject small amounts of purified botulinum toxin into certain muscles. Only the wrinkle-producing muscles are injected to preserve your natural facial expressions.

Your doctor won't even need to use anesthesia during the procedure and you won't need to spend much time recovering.

No downtime means you can resume any of your normal activities. Regarding wrinkle reduction, most patients see differences in just one to three days. The maximum benefit appears in two weeks and lasts three to four months or more.

The best way to find out if you're a good candidate for BOTOX treatment is to consult with a board certified dermatologist. Call The Skin Center at 954-500-SKIN today to schedule a consultation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. With BOTOX treatment, you will look as wonderful as you feel. We want you to live your best possible life!

By Skin Center
January 03, 2019
Tags: Botox  

The Benefits of Botox

Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.

1. It rejuvenates the skin.

BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger. 

2. It can remove your wrinkles.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery. 

3. It can erase smile lines.

For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.

By Skin Center
November 14, 2018
Tags: Ultherapy  

Improve sagging facial skin with this non-surgical ultrasound treatment.

As we get older, we are all faced with wrinkles and loose skin. This is because our bodies stop producing the same amount of collagen they previously used to keep skin firm and supple. However, modern cosmetic dermatology has discovered new and improved ways to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin with revolutionary treatments and procedures. Our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, FL knows that a lot of people want to enhance their appearance and take years off their face without resorting to surgery: this is where Ultherapy comes in.

What is Ultherapy?

This cosmetic treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to lift and tighten loose skin around the face, neck, and chin. It can also target and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

A handheld device is directed over areas of the face, where it emits ultrasound energy through the layers of skin to trigger the body’s natural production of collagen. As a result of the increase in collagen production, you’ll notice younger, firmer, and smoother skin with absolutely no incisions or needles.

What Can I Expect After Treatment?

There is no downtime when you get Ultherapy. This means that you are free to go back to work or your normal routine right after your treatment. There are no restrictions or limitations. The only thing you may notice is that your skin may look a bit flushed; however, this will go away within a few hours.

When Will I See Results?

Since the purpose of Ultherapy is to stimulate collagen production for smoother, younger skin, it will take time to see the full effects. Although you may see some changes right after treatment, it is much more common to see the full results over the course of the next 2 to 3 months.

Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment? Call our Fort Lauderdale Office Today!

It’s important to understand that this isn’t the same thing as a facelift, so it will not produce the same results. Of course, it can be a great alternative for someone who wants to smooth away lines and wrinkles and tighten sagging skin without having to resort to more invasive cosmetic treatments. To find out whether Ultherapy can meet your goals you’ll want to sit down with our dermatologist for a free consultation.

Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, wants to help you achieve that more youthful appearance. Whether you want to discuss Ultherapy or the other cosmetic dermatology services we offer, call (954) 500-SKIN so that we can meet your needs and help you feel more confident in your appearance.

By Skin Center
October 08, 2018
Tags: Dysport   Wrinkles  

Beautiful Young SkinNo one wants to look older, but as everyone knows, aging is a natural part of life. So, while you can't avoid aging, you most likely still want to look your very best and feel good about yourself. If you look in the mirror and see wrinkling that detracts from your facial appearance, the professional team at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale can help. With the expertise of your four board-certified dermatologists at the Center, you'll receive care that gives you the refreshed look you desire. Read below to explore one of their many aesthetic skin treatments: innovative Dysport.

What is Dysport?

Have you heard of BOTOX? Dysport is very similar, as it's a highly purified form of the botulism neurotoxin. Injected into certain muscles of the face, FDA-approved Dysport in Fort Lauderdale curbs the movement of those muscles and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the surrounding skin. Lines caused by the repeated contraction and relaxation of facial muscles are called dynamic wrinkles.

Is Dysport Right For Me?

Dysport might be just right for you if you are looking for a cosmetic dermatology treatment that is:

  • Quick
  • Comfortable
  • Effective
  • Long-lasting
  • Non-surgical

Injection with Dysport avoids the expense, downtime, and discomfort associated with complex facelifts and other reconstructive procedures. It works well with healthy skin care regimens and is renewable, meaning that while the effects of Dysport last three to four months only, the treatments can be repeated as needed.

When you come to the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale for a consultation, your dermatologist will do a routine skin examination.

Dysport Treatments

Procedures happen right in the office. Your doctor will begin by preparing the areas with some mild numbing cream. Then, they will use a very fine needle to inject the medication right where it's needed. You'll leave the office in about half an hour and go back to work or home.
Results appear within two days and last for a few months.

Find Out More! Call Us Today

You can have that smooth, youthful-looking skin back once again. Contact the Skin Center for a Dysport consultation, and bring all your questions—the staff will be happy to answer them! Call today at (954) 500-SKIN.

By Skin Center
September 18, 2018
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

Find out how fillers smooth away lines and wrinkles for a more beautiful skin.

Wrinkly to New SkinAs we age our skin begins to change, and usually not in the ways that we had hoped. With the reduction of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production, it’s only natural that skin will begin to sag and lose tightness over the years. Certain areas of the face may also lose volume, increasing the amount of lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, our Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatologists offer a simple, non-surgical solution that could take years off your appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are designed to give you younger-looking skin by increasing skin’s firmness and volume while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just as the name suggests, fillers “fill” the areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging.

In most cases, dermal fillers are made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance within the body; however, as we get older our bodies stop producing this. By administering dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid into the skin, we can smooth away common wrinkles and lines such as laugh lines, crow’s feet and nasolabial folds. Furthermore, dermal fillers can also plump up volume in the cheeks or lips, and fill out superficial scars to reduce their appearance.

When will I see results?

This will depend on the type of dermal filler you choose. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid will often produce results rather instantly, but with other dermal fillers, you may have to wait a couple of days to see the full results.

How long will my results last?

Results can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months, depending on the type of dermal filler that you and our Fort Lauderdale, FL, cosmetic dermatologists decide is right for you. If you love your new results, know that it is possible to continue getting maintenance treatments every few months to refresh your appearance and keep your results.

If you are ready to rejuvenate your skin’s appearance and think dermal filler can offer the results you want, then it’s time to sit down with our dermatological team at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to find out whether you are an ideal candidate for dermal fillers.