Abraham Medical Cosmetics’ Injectable Facial Rejuvenation Options Explained

abraham medical cosmeticsAs we age the processes that once allowed our skin the elasticity and smoothness of youth begin to slow. Collagen, the scaffolding behind the skin that makes it appear firm and supple, is not as ample as in our youth and damage from unprotected sun exposure and the environment begin to take a toll on the way our skin looks. Along with the effects of age, repeated facial expressions can deepen lines around the brows, eyes, nose, and mouth.

Facial injectables like Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® and facial fillers like Restylane® and Radiesse® work with your body to help smooth wrinkles and replump areas that have lost volume with time.

Botox® and Dysport® are two variations of dermal injectables that help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in between the eyes and forehead. They are both made from purified strains of the botulinum toxin and work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.

For the other areas of the face, Restylane® and Radiesse® are fillers that can be injected around the nose, mouth, and cheeks to restore the volume and suppleness that our skin loses as we age. These fillers also refine creases, fine lines, and wrinkles to give you a younger-looking visage instantly. Radiesse® even boosts the body’s natural collagen production rate so results last longer!

Dermal injectables are an excellent option for those who may not be ready for more extreme anti-aging measures like plastic surgery, but still want to renew and refresh their appearance.  Contact us for more information on facial injectables or other wrinkle reduction treatments at Abraham Medical Cosmetics.

You Asked, We Answered: Your Questions about Chemical Peels

How Does a Chemical Peel Benefit My Skin?

Chemical peels use specific acidic combinations to help smooth your facial skin and even out its tone and texture. During the treatment, a compound is applied to the facial skin and left on for a predetermined amount of time. The chemicals penetrate the skin and lift the dead external layer of skin while boosting collagen production in the deeper dermal layers.

After the treatment, the skin begins to slough the damaged outer layer of skin, hence the name “peel.” A chemical peel can eliminate signs of aging like fine lines, sun spots, and acne scarring. Each peel is customized for each patient’s skin type and skin condition(s).

How long does a chemical peel treatment last?

Most treatments last from 30 minutes to an hour allowing many patients to schedule their treatments during their lunch breaks and return to work afterward.

Is there any downtime with a chemical peel?
Depending on the strength of the peel applied, you may notice skin redness and irritation. However these side effects should subside by the day after treatment. The dead and damaged outer layers of skin will begin to peel soon afterward. These minor side effects generally do not impede everyday activities, and most patients return to their routines immediately.

Which peel will give me the best results?

During a consultation, one of our Snellville skin treatment providers will take your skin type and any skin conditions into consideration and determine the best chemical peel to achieve your desired cosmetic goals. Whether you’re looking to eliminate the signs of aging, reduce facial scarring associated with acne, or reduce sun spots, we have a chemical peel that suits your needs and can rejuvenate your look.

For more information on chemical peels, other cosmetic treatments like hair removal and fat reduction, or to schedule your consultation, contact us. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure to follow us to stay up to date on our events and news!

What Can I Do About Mild to Moderate Signs of Aging Besides Plastic Surgery?

Abraham Medical Cosmetics offers multiple solutions for wrinkle reduction for those who may not want or be ready for a more invasive cosmetic surgery procedure. Photofacial rejuvenation uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to reduce the appearance of many skin conditions that often show our age: fine lines, hyperpigmentation (sun spots), and even acne scarring.

Our ReFirme™ skin tightening system works to tighten areas of lax skin that may make us appear tired or older than we are from sagging brow skin, under-eye bags, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. As we age our skin loses collagen, the scaffolding that keeps tissue supple and young-looking. However, treatments with ReFirme™ help to increase collagen production to rebuild the underlying structure in the skin, giving it a tighter and firmer appearance.

Light and laser treatments generally need multiple sessions for patients to see full results, though these results can last up to two years. Immediately after treatments, patients often notice a difference in the feeling of their skin and see full results after just one treatment.

We also offer facial injectables to help slow the signs of aging that work within the skin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles or replump areas of lost volume. After years of repeated facial expressions, our skin tends to furrow or wrinkle around the eyes and forehead, hence the cause of crow’s feet, laugh lines, and furrowed brow lines. Botox® and Dysport® are both made from purified Botulinum and work by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin that are often the culprit of the fine lines that show our age.

As collagen production slows, certain areas of the face and even the hands begin to become hollowed out or lose volume. Facial fillers like Radiesse® and Restylane® fill these areas to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate a youthful visage. Radiesse® has an added benefit as it boosts collagen growth to continue the anti-aging process for up to a year after initial injection.

Patients who choose dermal injectables like Botox® and Dysport® will see results within 4 days of treatment, with full results visible around 10-14 days after treatment. Botox® users’ results generally last for 3-4 months, while Dysport® users can see results for up to 4-6 months. Radiesse® and Restylane® users will notice results immediately that will last 6 months to a year.

For more information on wrinkle reduction treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact us. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter with regular news and updates.

Ready for a Fall Makeover? Join Abraham Medical Cosmetics for Makeover Mania!

Do your cosmetics highlight your flawsabraham medical cosmetics instead of hiding them? Is your skin sensitive to makeups? Does your makeup fail at covering up your acne, rosacea, or wrinkles? Jane Iredale® cosmetics are the perfect solution to your makeup woes.

Abraham Medical Cosmetics will host Makeover Mania on Wednesday, October 26 featuring Jane Iredale ® mineral makeup. For those who register in advance, we’ll be performing makeovers with Jane Iredale® cosmetics, and a representative from the brand will be here to explain the benefits and hand out free samples. We’ll also have coupons available for $200 off Zerona fat reduction treatments at $50 off Botox®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® dermal injectables.

Jane Iredale® mineral makeup is perfect for all skin types—oily, aging, dry, rosacea-prone, etc. If you want to conceal it, Jane Iredale® cosmetics are for you. Mineral makeups from Jane Iredale® have been sensitivity tested and have virtually no allergy risk. They are non-comedogenic and won’t block pores while providing SPF 30, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection from sun damage.

We are also offering a $200 off coupon for Zerona fat and cellulite reduction. Using a cold laser technology, Zerona emulsifies subcutaneous fat cells so the fat leaves the cells creating a smoother, tighter silhouette.

Also available for Makeover Mania attendees is a $50 off coupon for Botox® Cosmetic dermal injectable and Radiesse® and/or Restylane® facial fillers. Botox® works to reduce wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in the forehead and eyebrows that cause furrows and lines, while Radiesse® and Restylane® are facial fillers that fill areas of lost volume around the nose and mouth.

Join us for a makeover event to top them all—a mania! Register for a Jane Iredale® cosmetics makeover by calling Abraham Medical Cosmetics at (770) 978-1161. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all our latest news and events.