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 minimize 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!

 

Skin Care Tips to Prevent Dry Skin and Aging

Now that winter is coming to a close it’s time to give your skin a little TLC. Winter is a tough time for beautiful skin due to extreme temperatures and high degrees of dryness. Left unchecked, the coldest season of the year will reign real destruction on your most precious asset. It’s fortunate that people have been dealing with this issue for centuries and have developed certain tactics that are effective and safe.

Fight Dry Skin and the Signs of Aging with These Tips

Drink Copious Amounts of Water

Skin Care Dry Skin AgingWater is a great ally in your fight against the effects of winter on your skin. Dehydration is common in the winter. People tend to ignore the need to drink vast amounts of water simply because they aren’t sweating as profusely as they would during the summer months.

Sunscreen Is a Must

Many people are tempted to ditch their sunscreen as soon as summer ends. That’s a bad move and one that should be avoided at all costs. UV rays are extremely dangerous in the winter, just as they are all year round. Using sunscreen will protect your skin even during the coldest, snowy days. This is an extra precaution that pays off with healthier, younger looking skin.

Avoid Cranking up the Heat

Don’t be one of those people who cranks up the heat indoors when it’s cold outside. The problem with this approach is that high heat makes dry air even drier. An environment like this will dehydrate you and causes your skin untold amounts of damage. Keeping the temperature at a steady rate between 68-72 degrees avoids many of the skin issues caused by extended exposure to hot, dry air.

Don’t Take Excessively Hot Showers

It certainly seems like a great idea to take a very hot shower on a cold day. It’s a quick way to warm your body warms up and elevate your mood. However, there’s a big drawback associated with using overly hot water for your shower. The hot water depletes tons of natural oils that are essential to skin health. Overly hot water robs your body of these oils and causes your skin to dry out at an alarming rate. Skipping hot showers and going with more moderate water temperatures is a way to stop this from happening.

Don’t Forget the Lip Balm

You can’t forget to protect your lips. They’re constantly exposed to the extremely cold weather and they suffer tremendously as a result. The application of lip balm provides a protective layer to help your lips avoid chapping and splitting. Protect your lips and you’ll be able to enjoy the many splendors of winter without dealing with the problem of badly chapped lips.

These simple tips can help you to replenish moisture and give you a glowing complexion. To further fight the signs of aging visit The AgeLess Center to learn more about our services such as Botox, Juvederm or Radiesse!

Learn More about What Causes Wrinkles and How To Reverse the Signs of Aging

A certain amount of wrinkles are the inevitable as people grow older, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t try to minimize their impact. One of the best defenses against fine lines and wrinkles is a daily beauty routine that addresses the signs of age. There are a number of proven tactics that are helpful to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

It’s important to understand the factors that cause signs of aging. This helps you wage an effective wrinkle reduction and prevention campaign. Factors that contribute to lines include:

  • Smoking – There are many good reasons to quit smoking. Wrinkles are just one of them. People who smoke are more likely to have problems with wrinkles.
  • How you sleep – Sleeping on your face is a fast way to get more wrinkles. The easiest way to avoid this trouble is to flip over and sleep on your back instead.
  • Drinking – The bad news about drinking alcohol is that the habit causes dehydration, which is always extremely bad for skin health.
  • Forgetting to Remove Makeup – Leaving caked on makeup on your face is another way to contribute to the formation of unwanted wrinkles.
  • Tanning And Sun Exposure– Skin damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun or tanning lamps is the single greatest source of wrinkles according to experts. Avoid or minimize sun damage by avoiding excessive sun exposure, wearing protective sunscreen or cosmetics that contain sunscreen, or by wearing a large hat if you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time.

Maintain a Great Attitude to Stay Wrinkle Free

what-causes-wrinklesDon’t overlook the impact that your mind and attitude have on aging. Researchers have suggested that attitude and how you feel about aging have a lot to do with how you look. Happy people consistently look younger than their unhappy counterparts. Stress and anger cause frowning, which translates into wrinkles over time. Smiling relaxes your face, which is the exact opposite affect.

It also pays off to maintain a healthy diet. Being too thin or too heavy both potentially damage your skin. Your diet is a very big factor when it comes to aging. Fresh foods that are rich in antioxidants are a strong ally in the war against aging. Antioxidants remove the free radicals that cause damage in the human body. Fine tuning your diet is an inexpensive and effective way to slow down the aging process and help you feel great in the meantime.

The AgeLess Center offers many different treatments for wrinkled or aging skin. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Treatments like Restylane and Juvéderm Aren’t just for Women

Dermal filler treatments like Restylane and Juvéderm are gaining popularity among men, in spite of the fact that they were previously regarded as a feminine skin solution to aging.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, just a few years ago many more men were opting for Botox Cosmetic injections than they do now. Since 2013 an increasing number of men have turned instead to dermal fillers to minimize lines and wrinkles and both physically and visually combat the signs of creeping age.

Now almost as many men opt for dermal filler treatments as women.

About Restylane and Juvéderm

Restylane and Juvéderm are two of the most popular filler treatments available, both effectively used to fill in wrinkles and facial lines, and smooth the skin. Juvéderm, an FDA-approved gel filler, is one of the best dermal fillers on the market for adding volume to the cheek and lips. It also minimizes folds and mini trenches that form between the corners of the mouth and bottom of the nose. It’s also a great remedy for sunken skin and tear troughs under the eyes. Restylane does much the same, but is a particularly popular product for plumping out and adding substance to the lips, particularly since it is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this purpose.

Both Juvéderm and Restylane are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is Restylane and Juvéderm for Menfound naturally in the skin. A skin moisturizer, HA bonds with water and, in this way, is able to rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin – particularly facial skin and skin on the neck and hands.

Juvéderm generally lasts at least nine months, and Restylane quite a lot longer, up to 18 months provided a touch-up treatment is given a few months after the initial treatment.

Restylane and Juvéderm for Men

The reality is that men do age faster than women, and their skin tends to thin out more rapidly. And ironically, when men do all they can to stay fit while they age, they often look a lot older than they are. That craggy look can sometimes be attractive, but deep grooves and furrows also make men look tired and cranky.

Dermal fillers can be used to minimize not only wrinkles and ugly lines, but also of jowls, making men look considerably healthier. A dermal filler treatment can also be used to sharpen the jawline and fill out cheekbones slightly from the lower eyelids, effectively providing a mini, non-surgical facelift.

The AgeLess Center specializes in Juvéderm and Restylane treatments for men and women; make your appointment to see one of our experience therapists now.

Stopping and Reversing Sun Damage

Gone are the carefree days of believing that sun exposure is harmless. In healthy doses, sunlight can reduce stress, boost immunity and metabolism, and help the body synthesize vitamin D. In excess, sun exposure can wreak havoc on skin, as well as the immune system. We know now that sun damage continues after you go back inside. We also know that the effort expended by the body to repair DNA damage caused by sun exposure produces harmful byproducts known as free radicals. Free radicals are the orchestrators of wrinkled and sagging skin, and a pre-cursor to more serious health problems down the road. There are two phases in sun damage treatment: prevention and reversal, and there are a multitude or products that can aid in doing both, when used in conjunction with the development of better sun habits.

Sun Damage Prevention

sun-damageWhen it comes to prevention, turn to trusty sunscreen – and new studies tell us that spray doesn’t cut it, unless you rub it in thoroughly after spraying. Always apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure; cut it too close, and swimming and sweating will void your efforts. For the sensitive skin on your face, use a sunblock stick or a lotion, and reapply all over your body every two hours for continued coverage.

Use common sense with your sunblock. Plan your activities in direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon; 10AM-2PM is the block of time where the sun’s rays are harshest. Wear a hat, preferably wide-brimmed, that will protect your face, shoulders, and chest. Polarized sunglasses will help reduce damage to the thin tissue of the eyelid and cornea. If you do develop moles or notice significant changes to your skin after sun exposure, consult your dermatologist as soon as possible to head off complications.

Reversing the Effects of Sun Damage

If you have already fallen victim to sun damage, there are ways to partially reverse the process. Treatments such as Juvederm or Restylane can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin over time. Your diet can also be used as a weapon against skin aging: berries, nuts, leafy greens, and—surprisingly—brewed coffee are all antioxidant-rich foods that will minimize sun damage during exposure and reverse damage long after.

It is much easier to prevent sun damage than it is to reverse it. Some people show few immediate side effects to prolonged sun exposure, but 40-50% of Americans who live to age 65 will develop some form of skin cancer according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The Foundation also claims that almost 5 million people are treated for some form of skin cancer in the U.S. every year. Many of skin cancer’s iterations are easily treated: some, such as melanoma, are not. An estimated 10,000 people will lose their lives to melanoma this year. With some simple routine and product regimen changes, the harmful complications of excess sun exposure can be reversed or prevented altogether.