|At SD Aesthetics our approach to dermal fillers targets aging, and enhances your natural beauty. Dermal fillers describes treatment that restores volume to the face. Dermal fillers smooth fine lines, hollows, resulting in a more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane attract moisture within the skin, keeping it hydrated. Synthetic dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra, can stimulate your own cells to produce more collagen.
Aging: As we age our body produces less collagen and elastin, that gives your skin its supple look. Lines begin to form and overall loss of volume occurs. Aside our genetic composition,extrinsic factors also yield to premature aging, including sun exposure and smoking.
Why choose SD Aesthetics? Dermal fillers should be done in a medical facility and performed by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with special and ongoing training. Choosing the right physician can determine the difference between natural looking results or “done” results. Our providers at SD Aesthetics have the experience and knowledge to discern the right filler for your face, and we use every FDA approved dermal fillers.
What happens during treatment? Fillers are injected into the skin via an ultra fine needle or cannula. Sometimes lidocaine is used to ensure a comfortable experience.
How long will I keep my results? Results vary by patient and dermal filler used. On average, results may last between five and 24 months. Dermal fillers will be absorbed by the body over time.
When will I see results? Results are immediate and may take two weeks to fully “settle”.
Which areas can be treated? Nasolabial folds,marionette lines, lips, cheeks, under eyes and tear troughs, horizontal lines on forehead, and vertical lines between eyes.
Is there downtime? No, you may return to your daily activities. You may experience mild swelling and bruising. You can minimize this by avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E for a week prior to treatment.
Prevention is always key:
Use antioxidants to provide protection from free radical damage. Free radicals continuously borrow electrons from their neighboring cells. This manifests as damage on the skin. While there isn’t one single miracle antioxidant, choose a product that combines an array of antioxidants for maximum protection, such as Image Skincare’s AC&E. Daily use can help protect your skin.
Sun block please:
While most of us want to achieve a “healthy tan”, newsflash, there’s no such thing. As a matter of fact, a tan is the skin’s way of trying to protect itself from the sun’s rays. Harmful UVA and UVB rays are responsible for premature aging and skin cancers. I cannot stress enough the importance of daily broad spectrum sunscreen use, even on rainy days and winter months.
Peptides are protein fragments, without them, the skin doesn’t remain resilient, and research has shown that peptides can help revitalize your skin. As always, don’t get wrapped up in one single ingredient, the key is to use a product with a cocktail of quality ingredients.
Wash your face:
Cleansing your skin at night is critical for maintaining your skin’s health. Pores need to be cleared to prevent acne and oil buildup. Cleansing regularly makes your skin more permeable to products, ensuring more efficacy.
Micro needling treatment has been used in Europe for many years. Now, it has become very popular here in North America, for its efficacy on the skin, and it is here to stay. Microneedling uses tiny needles, ranging from 0.5 to 1.0 mm in length, to stimulate collagen. As the needles create microchannels in the skin, the body responds by healing itself, creating more collagen. This process occurs almost immediately. At SD Aesthetics we use DermaFrac, for its safety and predictable results.
Along with 180 micro needles, it combines other rejuvenating technologies to infuse powerful serums into the skin. Specific ingredients are selected to target your skin’s concerns:
Hyaluronic acid to hydrate
Kojic acid to lighten
Salicylic acid to clarify
Peptides to rejuvenate
Growth factors for healing and healthy cells
Vitamin C for antioxidant protection
As always treatments are customized, however, we suggest series of 6 to 10 , administered every 1 to 2 weeks, followed by a monthly or bimonthy maintenance. Treatments should not be performed until 7 days after having had Botox, fillers, waxing, electrolysis, or high frequency. Unlike other resurfacing skin treatments, microneedling is one of my favorites because there is no removal of the top layer of the skin, meaning there is no downtime post treatment.
Antioxidants in your diet is probably one of the best ways to get glowing skin, because your diet can reflect on your skin. Even though there are no miracle foods to make get glowing skin, the right nutrients, along with the right skin products, can help your skin protect itself, and look its best. The benefits of antioxidants for healthy,glowing skin from the inside out often come up in discussions. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which damage cell structure, giving way to aging skin and other skin conditions. Even though cell damage is inevitable, antioxidants can slow down this process. Any chemicals that can interfere with free radical damage, has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants work wonders in skin products to have your skin glowing, but most importantly, they are also found in foods, therefore, a diet for glowing skin should contain an array of antioxidants.
• Fatty acids: These fats are important to keep the skin barrier strong and hydrated. Find them in:
Salmon, mackerel, avocados, and walnuts.
• Vitamin E: Especially when combined with vitamin C, seems to be more effective. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant to aid in oxidative damage. Find vitamin E in:
Almonds, kale, spinach, wheat germ oil, and broccoli.
• Vitamin C: Another antioxidant, and necessary for collagen production. Find it in:
Oranges, peppers, strawberries, and grapefruit.
• Beta carotene: Important for skin texture, and sun protection. The best sources to find beta carotene, are in fruits and vegetables, especially those with a bright pigment. Some include:
Sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, and tomatoes.
Of course don’t forget vitamin A, a major antioxidant, which can help neutralize environmental damage caused by free radicals.
Remember, free radicals basically cause damage to cells. Catechins, found in green tea have also become very popular throughout the last few years. Not only may it prevent some chronic diseases, but skin aging as well. This is specially true in black tea.
It’s really difficult to pinpoint what really causes aging. In general, genetics and lifestyle factors are responsible. We often hear the word AGE’s, short for advanced glycation endproducts.
These glycation endproducts, increase as we age, and they have a big impact on skin aging. They are a cause for some chronic diseases as well.
Asides from exacerbating skin conditions, they also increase skin wrinkling and stiffness, inflammation, sagging, and uneven skin tone.
• Cut down on sugars, like candy and cakes, which lead to glycation.
• Choose the right kind of fats, such as olive oil and cold water fish to reduce inflammation and help maintain a strong skin barrier.
• Protect your skin from the sun, by using SPF 30, daily, and use antioxidants like vitamin C and E, and collagen stimulating ingredients like retinoids.
• Watch your alcohol intake.
• Stay away from smoking! Not only does smoking deprive the skin from oxygen, but it creates more free radical damage.
• Boost your antioxidant intake, such as berries, turmeric, and brightly colored veggies, avoiding smoked or highly processed foods.
And lastly but not least, simply follow a skin care routine.