Cosmetic Enhancements That Replace Facial Collagen

Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the human body, in our muscles and tendons, our bones, and in our skin. Simplistically put, it provides structure and strength, acting like a kind of scaffold or framework that holds everything together.

It plays an incredibly important role in terms of replacing dead skin cells, but as we age, our natural production of collagen decreases. Collagen also reduces significantly because of various environmental factors including excessive exposure to UV light. When collagen is reduced it typically results in skin that sags and forms wrinkles and lines. It can also result in the weakening of cartilage in the joints.

Collagen Fillers for Cosmetic Enhancements

The good news is that even though our natural supplies of collagen decrease with age, manmade collagen fillers can be used to removed lines, wrinkles, and even scars from our face, neck and even our hands.

Cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen include:

  • Microdermabrasion Also known as the lunchtime peel, microdermabrasion is a cosmetic enhancement that removes dead skin cells from the face and encourages the growth of new healthy cells that are rich in collagen. Microdermabrasion is a quick process that takes only half an hour and will make your facial skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Perlane Approved by the FDA, Perlane contains both collagen and hyaluronic acid, another natural component found in the skin. So while the hyaluronic acid helps to improve the elasticity and natural fullness in the skin, the collagen fills out lines and wrinkles, particularly those between the mouth and chin. It also helps to produce new collagen in the skin and is particularly effective for getting rid of the lines that form between the nose and corners of the mouth.
  • Radiesse A particularly effective cosmetic enhancement product used to stimulate the production of natural collagen in our bodies, Radiesse is used successfully to fill out age-related depressions in the face. It can even be used to sculpt the face and reshape the nose! It’s particularly effective for filling out wrinkles. The results achieved using Radiesse are very quick and they last a long time. Better still, Radiesse stimulates natural collagen.

Contact the AgeLess Center in Atlanta Georgia for these Treatments

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta offers effective cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen. Don’t delay; contact us today.

The Best Cosmetic Procedures to Eliminate Scarring

There are many cosmetic procedures that will minimize wrinkles and other obvious signs of aging. These also keep the skin looking and feeling smooth and young. But what about scars, that are not caused by getting older?

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta, Georgia specializes in facial treatments that rely on proven products that are cosmetically enhancing. Since most of them can be used to successfully sculpt the face and fill our depressions and wrinkles, they can also be used to minimize or even eliminate scarring.

A Cosmetic Filler Made For Delicate Areas and Scarring

When shallow acne and other facial scars are an issue, Belotero is our best recommendation. A filler that is made from the same compounds as our popular Juvederm and Restylane treatments, Belotero is also a great option for all the most common wrinkles and lines.

While Juvederm and Restylane will also be effective in minimizing or eliminating scarring, the Belotero formula is different. Made specifically with delicate facial areas in mind, it is particularly effective for use on thinner skin, or in areas of the face where the skin tends to be thinner. Because of its different formulation, Belotero is able to spread through the natural collagen fibers of the skin more evenly than most other fillers do. This results in a much softer, more natural look, and fills out scars more effectively.

Belotero is also recognized as creating a more subtle result, particularly around the mouth and eyes that can sometimes look different after filler treatments.

It is generally the number one choice for treating wrinkles that have formed under eyes or above the upper lip.

Like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, adding hydration and fullness. The very fact that both these treatments successfully smooth folds and wrinkles make them a good other choice when scarring is visible.

Of course, every person’s situation is different, and there is no one cure-all solution. So if you have scars you want to get rid of, contact us or make an appointment. Our professional therapists will assess your problem and advise accordingly.

Use Restylane and Juvederm to Look Your Best for 2017

Facial imperfections go hand-in-hand with aging, less-than-perfect health, and lack of sleep. In addition to wrinkles, dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes, and lines that form between the mouth and nose, make us look and feel pretty awful.

There was a time when the only certain way to get rid of these facial imperfections was to have a surgical facelift. But today there are a number of non-surgical cosmetic enhancements that will minimize lines and wrinkles as well as puffiness, and add fullness to certain parts of the face. Dermal fillers, in particular, can improve facial features instantly, making the skin look and feel young and fresh again.

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers various non-surgical treatments that are proven to restore the good looks of both men and women. Two popular dermal fillers are:

  1. Restylane that makes the lips look fuller and more sensual and counteract puffiness under the eyes.
  2. Juvederm that makes lips and cheeks look fuller, and also improves the appearance of the skin below the eyes.

How Restylane Improves Your Looks

Undoubtedly the best option for counteracting puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, Restylane adds volume and improves hydration, effectively restoring the insulating layers of skin under the eyes. The results are incredibly natural and you’ll be amazed at how youthful your skin will appear after the treatment. It is also an excellent option for minimizing folds and lines that form between the nose and corners of the mouth.

Approved by the FDA, Restylane contains hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in our skin. When we start to age the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin lessens and reduces fullness, increasing the potential for lines, folds, and wrinkles to form and/or become more obvious.

The effect of Restylane treatments generally lasts for about six months.

How Juvederm Will Get You Looking Best for the Holidays

Adding volume to cheeks and lips, Juvederm also has the effect of smoothing out folds and wrinkles, including so-called smile lines that form between the nose and mouth.

Juvederm is safe and effective and, like Restylane contains hyaluronic acid that improves hydration and adds volume to the skin. New formulations of Juvederm contain lidocaine that numbs facial tissue for a limited period of time while the treatment is applied.

Juvederm treatments take only about 15 minutes and show immediate results with very little recovery time. Effects generally last for four to six months.

If you’re after holiday good looks please call The AgeLess Center for an appointment. Our treatments will get you going and have you feeling bright and beautiful in no time at all!

 

Botox and Xeomin Help You Look Your Best for the Holidays

We all like to feel good and what better way than by ensuring we look our best. If you’ve got dark rings around your eyes after a long year, or your skin is showing unwelcome signs of aging, a quick Botox/Xeomin non-surgical treatment can make the world of difference.

If you haven’t tried either treatment yet, you will find that both Botox and Xeomin offer a fantastic solution to sagging and wrinkled facial skin.

Both Botox and Xeomin are botulinum toxins that will minimize or even eliminate:

  • Ugly crow’s feet lines that form at the outside corners of the eyes
  • Typical forehead lines that form when we frown or squint against the sun
  • Deep glabellar lines and furrows that form between the inside of the eyebrows, making us look much older than we really are
  • Uneven, wrinkly facial skin

Neither Botox nor Xeomin treatments require any recovery time. Both show immediate results and facial skin feel smooth and looks considerably younger.

Why Botox?

Tried and trusted for more than 14 years, Botox was originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of very severe lines between the brows. Since this time more than 11-million people have had Botox treatments. While results do vary, most patients have been totally satisfied with the resultant effects.

Why Xeomin?

Xeomin is the newest cosmetic neurotoxin treatment available to people wanting non-surgical “facelifts”. Like Botox, it is approved by the FDA for getting rid of facial wrinkles including glabellar lines. It is considered to be exceptionally safe and is chosen by an increasing number of people. Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have opted for the treatment, with great results.

Botox and Xeomin Treatments at The AgeLess Center

For anyone living in or around Atlanta, or visiting the city for the holidays, The AgeLess Center is the best studio for cosmetic enhancement. The service team is friendly and professional, and the setting cannot be beaten. Regarded as a leading provider of cosmetic fillers, The AgeLess Center offers both Botox and Xeomin treatments at affordable, highly competitive prices.

So if you’re ready to look your best right now, then call the center for an appointment. We are open on Saturdays and in the evening for your convenience, and the professional team is ready to welcome you.

Look Beautiful For the Holidays with Botox or Xeomin Treatments from The AgeLess Center

Blog and Information Updated: 11/15/2016

As another year draws to an end, you’re likely feeling old and tired. But you want to feel and look your best for the holidays.

Regardless of how young or old you are, there are some great treatments available at the AgeLess Center in Atlanta that are guaranteed to make you look and feel amazing.

But how do you know which cosmetic enhancement treatments to choose?

Cosmetic Procedures Offered by The AgeLess Center

Holiday | Skin | TreatmentCosmetic enhancement procedures available at The AgeLess Center include Botox and other FDA approved facial filler treatments, as well as procedures that will minimize wrinkles and shallow scars and add volume to the face.

  • Botox is one of the most popular treatments for minimizing and eliminating wrinkles, particularly those that form on the forehead, at the corner of the eyes, and between the eyebrows. It is a quick, simple, nonsurgical procedure that will make you look younger and beautifully refreshed.
  • Xeomin is a slightly cheaper procedure compared to Botox that will also get rid of wrinkles and crow’s feet, and make your skin feel lovely and smooth.
  • Radiesse fills wrinkles and is used to sculpt facial skin. The procedure helps to renew the collagen that gives volume, strength, and flexibility to the skin, making it look smoother and younger. The results of Radiesse are immediate and long lasting.
  • Juvéderm is used to add volume to the cheeks and lips and to get rid of wrinkles and smile lines. Safe and effective, it has immediate results after a short 15-minute treatment.
  • Restylane is one of the best treatments for rejuvenating the skin and creating a fuller, more sensual appearance of the lips. It is particularly effective for minimizing those ugly lines that form between the corners of the mouth and nose. Results are immediate and they will last for about six months.
  • Belotero is another excellent treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. It can even get rid of shallow facial scars, including acne. Although made from the same compounds used for Restylane and Juvéderm, it has a totally different formulation making it the best solution for delicate areas under the eyes and above the upper lip. It is also the best choice for those with thinner skin.
  • Perlane, like Radiesse, helps to form collagen, and in so doing will fill out wrinkles and unwanted skin lines. Like Restylane, it helps to rejuvenate the skin and will have you looking and feeling a lot younger very quickly. The results are also very natural.
  • Latisse is a treatment that has been developed for insufficient eyelashes. Working from the inside out, it makes eyelashes grow fuller and longer, and it makes them darker. It takes 12 to 16 weeks for full results.
  • Microdermabrasion is an inexpensive skin restoration procedure that takes about 30 minutes. Achieved by gentle but abrasive rubbing of the skin, the treatment removes dead skin cells, making the skin look and feel smooth and healthy. It is often referred to as a “lunch time peel.”
  • Leg veins can be the bane of anyone’s life. The AgeLess Center has a dedicated spider vein section where we treat ugly leg veins without the need for anesthesia. This minor process is simple and produces minimal discomfort. The success rate generally varies from 50 to 90 percent.

Still not sure which treatment will be best for you these holidays? Come and see us and we’ll advise. We look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous five-star facility.

Is Botox or Xeomin Best for Your Next Treatment

You are in the market for a cosmetic facial treatment that doesn’t involve surgery. You want your skin to look younger and smoother, and for your lines and wrinkles to vanish. You have heard there are various ways to achieve these results, but how do you know which the best treatment is?

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta is a leading studio for cosmetic enhancement in Georgia. We offer a range of non-surgical procedures including Botox and Xeomin, both of which will minimize wrinkles and lines, and have you feeling and looking refreshed and more youthful in a short period of time.

So let’s compare the two treatments.

Comparison Between Our Atlanta Botox and Xeomin Treatments

  1. Botox and Xeomin are both approved by the FDA as non-surgical cosmetic processes that will eliminate or at very least minimize typical lines and wrinkles associated with age.
  2. A neurotoxin (specifically Botulinum toxin (BTX) A) is the active ingredient in both treatments. It affects the facial muscles by restricting the movement that typically causes facial lines and wrinkles.
  3. Xeomin is manufactured by Merz; Botox is manufactured by Allergan.
  4. Both treatments are regarded as temporary and will last for three to nine months before another treatment is needed to prolong the effect.
  5. Xeomin is an excellent option for minimizing wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. The skin is obviously smoother to the feel and looks younger. Botox does the same thing and is regarded as the first non-surgical facelift.
  6. Botox treatments take only about 15 minutes. Xeomin treatments can be even quicker.
  7. Botox has been used for about a decade longer than Xeomin.
  8. Both treatments have other medicinal uses. Botox was originally developed to counter severe shoulder, neck, and eyelid spasms, crossed-eyes, as well as severe headaches and migraines. Xeomin is also good for eyelid spasm as well as dystonia that results in neck pain.
  9. Both treatments are very reasonably priced though Xeomin is slightly cheaper than Botox: $7 per unit versus $9 per unit. This should not be the deciding factor.
  10. Neither treatment has a recovery time.

Ultimately, the Botox and Xeomin treatments offered at The AgeLess Center are both quick and simple. If you still aren’t sure which one will suit you best, give us a call to schedule an appointment with our specialist at 404.233.5255.

Get Rid of Wrinkles with Atlanta Botox or Xeomin

If you’re feeling old and ugly because of wrinkles, now is the time to consider non-surgical cosmetic enhancements like Atlanta Botox and Xeomin treatments. These cosmetic fillers are a fantastic alternative to expensive plastic surgery, and neither involves any recovery time.

Although not exactly the same, both Botox and Xeomin are made from a neurotoxin protein, Botulinum toxin (BTX). Both procedures are inexpensive and the results usually outstanding.

About Botox Cosmetic Enhancement

Atlanta BotoxBotox is an older procedure that most people know about, even if they’ve never had any form of treatment to get rid of wrinkles. Originally introduced to treat a condition that caused uncontrolled spasms and blinking of the eye and area surrounding it, it was first used cosmetically by a Californian plastic surgeon, Richard Clark. But two married Canadian doctors lay claim to discovering it ability to get rid of wrinkles in 1987.

Alastair Carruthers was a dermatologist who did skin cancer surgery as well as cosmetic procesures. His wife Jean, with whom he shared rooms, was an opthalmologist who treated various pediatric disorders as well as blepharospasm. She treated the latter with a kind of botulinum toxin, Botox, that temporarily paralyzed muscles in spasm.

It was one of Jean’s patients who discovered Botox got rid of wrinkles, and it wasn’t long before Alastair started using it for his dermatology patients.

The couple conducted clinical trials, and the rest is history.

Described by Dr. Alastair Carruthers as “skin tightening in a simple, safe, effective manner,” Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 – specifically to treat glabellar lines that form between the eyebrows. It’s been a success story ever since, getting rid of wrinkles on the forehead, as well as ugly crow’s feet below the eyes.

Overall, an Atlanta Botox treatment will help to regenerate your skin and make it look and feel smooth, without the wrinkles that make you look and feel older.

About Xeomin Cosmetic Enhancement

Xeomin was first approved by the FDA in mid-2010, also initially for treatment of blepharospasm. In 2011 it was approved for the temporary removal of “severe glabellar lines.”

Like Botox, Xeomin is a great neurotoxin treatment for minimizing typical ageing affects of the skin, including wrinkles. The two treatments are made by different pharmaceutical companies.

Our Atlanta Xeomin treatments are slightly cheaper than our Botox treatments; both will last for three to nine months. Why not visit us to find a new, refreshed you? We look forward to seeing you.

What Atlanta Botox and Xeomin Have in Common

If you’re in the market for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement that will result in a younger, more attractive you, you’ll be interested in the Botox and Xeomin treatments offered by The AgeLess Center.

Both Botox and Xeomin are fantastic cosmetic fillers that will get rid of, or at very least minimize those tell-tale aging signs that inevitably appear on facial and neck skin in the form of lines and wrinkles. Our Atlanta Botox and Xeomin cosmetic procedures are very reasonably priced, with Xeomin currently costing $175 and Botox $225, which amounts to $7 versus $9 per unit. Both treatments offer great value and both promise great results.

So what else do our Atlanta Botox or Xeomin treatments have in common?

Understanding Botox and Xeomin

Botox and XeominBotox and Xeomin are both anti-wrinkle treatments that are derived from neurotoxins that affect facial muscles, restricting the movement that causes typical wrinkles and lines. These include frown and smile lines.

The active ingredient in Botox and Xeomin is Botulinum toxin (BTX) A, and both are approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as cosmetic treatments. Botox, which has been available for longer than Xeomin, is made by Allergan and Xeomin is made by Merz. Both have a range of approved medical uses in addition to their cosmetic application.

Both Botox and Xeomin are considered safe treatments.

The Wrinkles and Lines Botox and Xeomin Affect

The wrinkles and lines Botox and Xeomin are able to minimize are those that are caused by facial movements that are commonly repeated all the time. These include and facial movments that cause the skin to crease including:

  • movements of the eyebrows when we are surprised
  • frowning that creates furrows in the forehead
  • movement of our lips when we smile, that cause lines at the corners of our mouths
  • movement of muscles around our eyes, particularly when we smile, and which notoriously create crow’s feet

Of course all these facial movements involve muscles, which is why Botox and Xeomin are so effective. After treatment with either drug, your skin will feel much smoother and it will look considerably younger. One glance in the mirror and you’re guaranteed to feel refreshed!

How Long do Atlanta Botox or Xeomin Treatments Last?

Both Botox and Xeomin are temporary treatments, unlike plastic surgery which is permanent. The results of either will last for anything from three to nine months.

The upside of a temporary treatment like this is that things can’t go wrong as they sometimes do in plastic surgery.

The AgeLess Center’s Atlanta Botox or Xeomin treatements are simple and quick. There is no recovery time involved with either. Contact us if you want to look and feel younger now.

Rejuvenate and Revive Your Skin With Atlanta Botox Services

Age is not the only reason people get wrinkles and lines on their skin. While it certainly is a factor, even young people in their twenties and thirties find their skin becomes tired looking, and both frown and laugh lines begin to show. And when this happens, they begin to search for an effective way to revitalize and restore tight facial skin and reestablish a healthy facial glow.

The most common issues include:

  • Getting rid of lines that form on the forehead – often due to frowning
  • Minimizing lines that form between the eyebrows
  • Smoothing typical crow’s feet that commonly form below the outside corners of the eyes – sometimes blamed on smiling and laughing too much

There are several ways that people (men and women) can minimize the formation of lines and wrinkles, including:

  • atlanta botox servicesEnsuring they are always well hydrated, by drinking lots of water every day
  • Increasing the amount of sleep they get if they aren’t sleeping for at least seven hours
  • Opting for Botox treatment to relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles
  • Frowning less!

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin called onabotulinumtoxinA that works on the nervous system, relaxing the muscles and stopping all forms of spasm. Originally identified as a treatment for certain medical conditions, including neck, shoulder and eyelid spasms, post-stroke spasticity, crossed eyes, and even chronic migraines, Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002. Since then thousands of people have had Botox treatments for lines and wrinkles, including frown lines and crow’s feet.

Benefits of Botox

The wrinkles and lines that form on our faces start out as “dynamic wrinkles.” Then, over time, they become more permanent, or static, and also more difficult to treat. Botox is considered one of the best treatments for dynamic wrinkles, because it blocks the nerve impulses in the muscles that cause lines, furrows and wrinkles, tightening them and effectively reducing the lines and wrinkles that have formed.

Because it is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, it is quick and relatively inexpensive. There is also no recovery time, as there would be with plastic surgery or a facelift. Most people have no side effects at all, although some might experience a little bruising or swelling.

The effects of Botox are temporary, generally lasting for about three months.

Atlanta Botox Services for Wrinkles

The AgeLess Center is a studio that specializes in treatments that will rejuvenate and revive facial skin. Botox is one of the most popular procedures the center offers, with clients returning regularly to keep their skin looking and feeling great.

So if you are looking for a reliable business that offers Atlanta Botox services, call the AgeLess Center in Georgia, or pop in to meet us.

Role of FDA in Approving Cosmetic Procedures to Make You Look Younger

While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required by law to approve cosmetic products or the ingredients for cosmetics (except for colorants), there are certain cosmetic procedures that utilize drugs that must be FDA approved. These relate directly to Atlanta Botox services and to Atlanta Xeomin services.

Cosmetics Versus Drugs in Law

Role of FDA in Approving Cosmetic Procedures to Make You Look YoungerCosmetics encompass a myriad of products that may be rubbed, sprayed, sprinkled or poured on the face or body to cleanse, beautify, or alter appearance. Cosmetics are generally intended to promote attractiveness, and include everything from skin moisturizers and cleansing shampoo, to perfume and makeup. Soap is specifically not included in the definition.

As soon as a product is intended for therapeutic use, to prevent or treat disease, or to affect the function or structure of the body (or part of the body), it becomes defined as a drug. And the FDA regulates both the manufacture and distribution of all drugs in the USA. The FDA also regulates manufacture and distribution of biological products including toxins.

The two drugs used by Atlanta Botox services and Atlanta Xeomin services are both toxins and are regulated by the FDA. They are:

  1. Botox
  2. Xeomin

About the Botox Toxin Used by Atlanta Botox Services

OnabotulinumtoxinA, Botox was originally approved for the treatment of eyelid spasms (blepharospasm), misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), chronic migraines and severe underarm sweating.

In 2002 The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic, which is also OnabotulinumtoxinA, for the temporary “improvement” of wrinkles or frown lines that form between eyebrows. Technically known as glabellar lines, Botox Cosmetic prevents the muscles from becoming tight, and as a result wrinkles are not as noticeable.

More than a decade later, in 2013, the FDA approved Botox Cosmetic for the temporary “improvement” of crow’s feet or lateral canthal lines under the outside corners of the eyes. While glabellar lines are generally caused by frowning, lateral canthal lines are commonly caused by smiling. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved drug option that is available for crow’s feet.

Even though other Botox products have popped up on the market, the only FDA-approved Botox product is manufactured by Allergen Inc., a Californian pharmaceutical company. In 2010 a New York doctor was debarred for five years after misbranding a botox product manufactured by another company as “Botox” and B”otox Cosmetic”. The product was not FDA approved, but the doctor admitted to having treated 62 patients for severe glabellar lines in 2004.

About the Xeomin Toxin Used by Atlanta Xeomin Services

IncobotulinumtoxinA, Xeomin was approved by the FDA in 2011 to help reverse neck pain and the abnormal head position that results from cervical dystonia (CD). It was also approved for the treatment of abnormal eyelid spasms (blepharospasm), and to help alleviate the effect of frown lines between the eyebrows.

The FDA-approved Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals, a North Carolina company.

The AgeLess Center’s Botox and Xeomin Services

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta offers FDA-approved Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin treatments that will minimize wrinkles and leave the skin looking smooth and unwrinkled. Both are cosmetic procedures that will help to make you look younger.