Aesthetic medicine focuses on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and spider veins. At Activated Health and Wellness, we provide medical aesthetics with a focus on three modalities:
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, is the most common non-surgical procedure cosmetic procedure on the market for 19 years and running. Over 4 million Botox procedures have taken place since 2015. Botox isn’t only used by women. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports that Botox treatment for men has increased by 337% since 2000.
In 2002, the FDA approved cosmetic Botox for dermatological three purposes: in-between the eyebrows, the lines around the eyes, and armpit sweating. If properly administered by a qualified, educated professional, Botox can be safely used for other procedures such as correcting post-nasal drip, decreasing skin oiliness, and correcting eye brow symmetry.
Excessive sweating treatment is a popular use of Botox. To prevent or reduce sweating, Botox is injected into sweat glands, relaxing the muscles, and thus slowing the sweat production process. Treatment areas are not just limited to under arms, additional areas include hands, scalp, under the breasts, or even butt. Another use of Botox is to assist with migraine headaches. When utilized effectively, Botox can immediately reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches.
Botox treatments are temporary and can be completed in under 30 minutes, lasting an average of 3-4 months. Schedule your consultation today to learn in Botox is right for you.
Injections & Dermal Fillers
Injections and Dermal fillers both rejuvenate facial skin, but which is right for you?
Injections are dermatological treatments used to temporarily paralyze muscles and prevent muscle contractions, providing the look of smoother skin. There are three FDA approved injectable neurotoxins available in the US market, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, is the most recognizable treatment name. It is best used to reduce facial expression is areas like frown lines, crow’s feet, and between the eyebrows.
Dermal fillers are short to long-term temporary treatments that are administered through small injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and soft-tissue volume restoration. Some well-known dermal fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm, made of hyaluronic acid gel, increases volume and hydrations in the skin. It’s commonly used to correct wrinkling or folds in the skin. Restylane is a biodegradable gel also comprised of hyaluronic acid that improves skin volume, best benefiting wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
A qualified medical professional can help you determine which dermal fillers or injection treatments are right for your needs and lifestyle.
Chemical peels exfoliate dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. During a chemical peel procedure lasting up to 30 minutes, a chemical solution is placed on the skin by a professional. The exfoliation process can last anywhere from 3-4 days after application of the peel during which dead skin cells shed to reveal fresh, new skin.
There are many benefits of receiving a chemical peel, many which you can see just after one treatment.
- Improved color, clarity, tone and texture of skin
- Stimulation of new collagen and skin cell growth
- Reduction in discoloration and the appearance of scars reduction
- Smoothed appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased hydration to the skin
- Improved appearance of skin imperfections and breakouts
For long-term results, it’s suggested that you have a series of 3+ chemical peel treatments, spaced out every 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow for the benefits to treat deeper layers of your skin and increase skin cell turnover.
We intend to expand our menu of services in the coming year. If you or someone you know is interested in the benefits of Medical Aesthetics, we treat male and female patients. Schedule your consultation today!