Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why would I want microneedling?

Microneedling is considered to be one of the safest treatment methods for skincare and it can help improve acne scars, wrinkles and minimize large pores. Microneedling is suitable for all skin types, even thin and sensitive skin on any body part.  Unlike lasers, there is no fear of hyperpigmentation or laser burns.

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Microneedling employs the use of a special micropen containing 12 precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As this micropen moves across the skin, the needles create tiny holes within the skin.  As a result, the skin shifts it’s natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.

Microneedling is a revolutionary procedure, in that it will act the same as other lasers and ablative methods by increasing the production of collagen, but without damaging the protective layer of skin.

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What will Microneedling do for you?

✓ Minimizes pore size

✓ Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

✓ Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin

✓ Improves appearance of stretch marks

✓ Improves the appearance of scars

✓ Improves the appearance of acne scarring

 

Change Your Chin and Jawline Shape With A Simple Treatment

Looking for a more rounded jawline?  Feeling that your face looks too square?  A simple office treatment can help!

The masseter muscle is a large muscle in the face that can sometimes become thickened.  When the masseter muscle becomes thick, it can give the face a square, box-like appearance.  Tooth grinding (also known as bruxism) can cause the masseter muscle to become thick and enlarged and this is called “masseter hypertrophy”.  Some people are naturally born with a large masseter muscle.

Whether you were born with a large masseter muscle, or if you developed masseter hypertrophy, there is a simple treatment that your dermatologist can do to help lessen the size of the masseter muscle.  Reducing the size of the masseter muscle will give the face a more rounded, less square, appearance. 

With simple, safe injections of Botox® or Dysport®, your dermatologist can reduce the size of your masseter muscle for several months.  The injections are not painful and the treatment takes under 5 minutes to do.  You can go right back to work or school after the treatment.  Within a few days after treatment, you will notice that your jawline looks more rounded and natural.