Younger You Blog

11
Nov

Original Article by Elise Minton

You may think that all fillers and injectables are interchangeable for one another and they all work the same exact way. But truth be told, you can’t inject anything just anywhere. Some have a specific purpose of lifting while others are used primarily to restore lost volume. And, then there are times when you need a little more than what comes in a syringe to really lift your skin back up to where it belongs.

“A number of changes happen to the face as we age. Skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. The fat pads of the face atrophy or shrink, resulting in a loss of volume. And, the ligaments of the face loosen,” says New York plastic surgeon B. Aviva Preminger, MD. “The result of all of those changes is a loss of cheek fullness, deepening of the smile lines and the formation of jowls.” But how your doctor goes about fixing each one of these age-related issues really depends on the cause of the problem. “In many patients, there is a need for a combination of both lifting and filling,” says Dr. Preminger. 


02
Nov

Photofacials Tampa | Clearwater

by Stephanie Schlageter

Sun damage beware! If the negative effects of years of sun exposure can be seen on your skin, an IPL Photofacial can reverse that trend. IPL is an intense pulsed light laser that reduces spots, redness, broken veins and capillaries and improves uneven tone and texture. Without breaking the skin, the laser’s light goes beneath the surface to damage the blood vessels and melanin, which are then naturally absorbed by the body. The redness-reducing ability of IPL has gained much acclaim as a treatment for rosacea too, and extra benefits also include increased collagen production and decreased pore size. In addition to the face, IPL can be used successfully on any part of the body where sun damage has left its mark. We love it for the hands and chest!