Skincare & Rejuvenating Procedures
As we age, the fine lines on our face become increasingly obvious causing a permanent frown or a tired looking face. One way to easily correct this is with Botox injections.
Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) and similar novel agents are designed to affect the small facial muscles responsible for wrinkles and lines. The treatment is safe and non-invasive, consisting of tiny injections into the forehead, glabella (space between the eyebrows above the nose) and crow’s feet (smile lines around the eyes) as well as around the mouth and other areas. The muscles are temporarily relaxed, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. The results last for approximately three to four months.
Botox and other similar agents may also be used to treat migraines, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) facial spasms and tics.
Botox is one of the least costly cosmetic and functional procedures. It has no down time, does not require anesthesia, and the results are visible within days of the treatment. Most men and women return to their normal routine or activity hours later or the next day.
Injectibles/fat injections (long and short acting) can be used to restore a youthful fullness to our face. Lines and wrinkles can be non-surgically softened with injectable fillers.
With local anesthesia, autogenous (from your own body) fat can be harvested from the abdomen, buttocks or other areas and injected into the face or body to enhance youthful fullness, address aging changes or fill contour depressions. They are especially useful in diminishing or eliminating deeper lines, folds, creases and wrinkles.
Dr. Spinelli also utilizes different types of fillers that can be used alone or in conjunction with autogenous fat. These fillers can be used to augment thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften creases and in some cases, markedly improve scars. As most of these fillers are derived naturally from the human body, they are well tolerated.
While some minor bruising and swelling may appear, results from soft tissue augmentation are visible immediately and last between six months and two years depending on the product used and the area treated. Fillers are often used in conjunction with Botox or alone to further enhance the results of a face or brow lift.
Chemical Peels * Lasers* Dermabrasions
Outer layers of the skin may be treated with chemicals, lasers or dermabrasion, significantly enhancing the quality of a patient’s skin and overall appearance. Chemical peels and laser are ideal for treating fine lines, age spots and sun damage. Dermabrasion treats more noticeable wrinkles and unsightly scars. The procedures are non or minimally invasive and cause a complete turnover of skin cells, resulting in a fresh new look. These minimally invasive treatments can also be performed in addition to Botox, a facelift or brow lift, to further enhance your results.
The choice and strength of treatment depends on a number of factors. During consultation, Dr. Spinelli will discuss the most appropriate, safe and cost effective options and alternatives for you.