Anti-Aging Treatment

Juvéderm and Voluma Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

Skin has two layers: the outermost layer of skin is called the epidermis. It is the protective barrier that controls the loss of water from the cells and tissues of our bodies. Right below the epidermis is a second layer of skin called the dermis. The dermis is primarily made up of a protein known as collagen. Collagen forms the framework of support for our skin.

When skin is young, the collagen framework is undamaged, keeping the skin moisturized and elastic. Facial lines that appear when we smile or frown simply disappear when we stop smiling or frowning. Over time, the collagen framework deteriorates and our skin loses its resistance. Older skin is less resilient, so the facial lines that appear with a smile or frown don’t disappear when we stop smiling or frowning.
Soft tissue augmentation using implants injected just below the skin’s surface can add volume beneath the skin and smooth out deep grooves that do not respond to surface treatments. Common areas for treatment are around the mouth and on the forehead. 

Juvéderm and Voluma both produce an immediately visible difference in the appearance of the skin. Just as with natural collagen, unfortunately, soft tissue augmentation eventually loses its form and wears down. Repeat treatments are required to maintain the improvements over time.

What are the differences between Juvéderm and Collagen implants?

  • The effects of collagen injections last approximately three months, while Juvéderm has been shown to last up to six months and longer.
  • Juvéderm is not derived from animals while Collagen is animal based. As a result, the risk of an allergic reaction to Restylane® is virtually eliminated. Restylane® does not require a pretest, so the procedure can be done on your first visit.
  • With Collagen, a small number of individuals report allergic reactions. Therefore, a simple skin test performed on the forearm is required. This results in a delay before treatments can begin.
  • Soft tissue augmentation using Restylane® and Juvéderm might be a tool to help your skin come into line with your spirit’s sense of self. Ask Dr. Miller today.
BOTOX® ™ Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. Dr. Miller will determine exactly where to administer these injections to achieve the best results for you.

The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.

You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week.
Chemical Peels
Dr. Miller uses the technique of chemical peeling to improve the appearance of her patients by rejuvenating the skin and slowing the effects of the aging process. A chemical solution is applied that causes the top layers of the skin to separate and peel off. This exfoliation allows new skin to regenerate that is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. In some cases, chemical peeling may result in a more even coloration of the skin. 

Chemical peels are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles associated with sun damage and aging. However, sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond to chemical peeling and may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures. Dr. Miller can help determine which treatment is most appropriate for your skin.
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