Turning Back the Hands of Time.
BOTOX®, Restylane, Bellafill and Other Treatments
Shelly LaFrance has many years of experience using these trusted injectables.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults. Interestingly, BOTOX® has also been found to alleviate migraine headaches when injected between the eyebrows.
JUVÉDERM® is used to temporarily treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds or “parentheses lines”. Because JUVÉDERM® is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime. You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas.
RESTYLANE FAMILY OF PRODUCTS
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Perlane®. These fillers can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane Silk may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Restylane Silk can be used to treat lip lines in patients over 21 years. Ask your Shelly which is right for you.
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Most patients need one injectable dermal filler treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing and improve skin volume. However, results from injectable dermal fillers may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of your wrinkles and folds.
Ask us if these treatment options are a good fit for you. A medical history will be taken prior to Injectable Treatments.
VI Peels are a safe, effective approach to achieving younger looking skin and provide superior results for all skin types. Patients of all ages will benefit from our treatments, from pre-teen acne sufferers to mature patients wanting to reverse the signs of aging.
The VI Peel® will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin, reduce the appearance of age spots, and soften lines and wrinkles for more youthful skin. The VI Peel® works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post procedure treatments.
Regular use of the VI Peel® (every 4-6 weeks), along with proper home care, reverses the effects of sun damage. The VI Peel® also alleviates hyper-pigmentation including melasma, acne and acne scars, loss of firmness, aging skin and rosacea. The VI Peel® is suitable for the eye area, chest, hands, arms and back.
Unlike other chemical peels, VI Peel treatments are virtually painless, require no skin pre-conditioning and have minimal downtime. The peels are suitable for the face and body. The VI Peels are practical, affordable and give excellent results within one week.
Medical Micro Needling
Micro-Needling stimulates circulation and collagen production improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Medical Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colors.
What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?
- Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production
- Medical grade titanium needles makes it non-allergenic to human tissue
- Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures
- Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin
- It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth and neck
What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?
- Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stimulates tissue regeneration
- Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars can be improved as new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin
- Pore size reduction
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.