Younger You Blog

27
Dec



by Stephanie Schlageter

Has time recently started its slow march across your face? As we age, loss of collagen and elastin can lead to a slightly droopy effect or to lines and wrinkles on almost any area. While many women begin to notice that they appear tired even after a good night’s sleep, the culprit – and solution – is not the same for everyone. Finer lines and uneven skin tone and texture are caused by damage to the skin’s surface, while deeper wrinkles and folds, hollowness under the eyes or in the cheek area and a thinning of lips all point to loss of facial volume. Ask yourself whether your issue is an overall dullness or if you face has begun to sag and you find yourself putting your hands aside your cheeks to pull back while wishing for an earlier decade.

With laser treatments like the ICON Eraser or IPL, overall skin tone and texture can be drastically improved, eliminating brown and red spots as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles for an overall skin resurfacing. For a face that droops, facial volume can be restored with injectables and dermal fillers, lifting from below to add fullness back to the cheeks, under-eye area and lips and smoothing creases along the brow or around the mouth. If you find yourself noting both droopiness and uneven skin tone, the combined effect of laser treatments and injectables provides a virtual facelift without surgery and with minimal, if any, downtime. So, let’s meet these youth-giving treatments!  


23
Dec



by Stephanie Schlageter

Take an anti-aging tip from beauty icon Christie Brinkley (http://people.com/style/christie-brinkley-on-botox-skincare-new-beauty-magazine) - when it comes to injections and fillers, the goal is to look like a younger version of you, but not to look like someone else. Regular treatments of BOTOX, to relax fine lines, and Juvéderm fillers, to plump cheeks, mouth parentheses, lip lines and even under-eye hollows, can virtually stop the clock. But if you are nervous about looking unnatural, you are not alone.

With BOTOX and Juvéderm injections, using the right product for the desired result is key, and getting treatment from an experienced professional is even more important. BOTOX is the world’s most popular, non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment. It’s used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, and it’s effective on the top of the face for forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet. Juvéderm offers distinct fillers to plump various facial areas. Each made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, Juvéderm Ultra Plus fills parentheses around the mouth, Voluma plumps from below to add volume back to the cheeks, and the newest product, Volbella, fills in lip lines and creates soft fullness. Volbella can also be used to reduce darkness and circles beneath the eyes.  


21
Dec



by Stephanie Schlageter

There’s no question that despite its tidings of comfort and joy, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your looks. Late nights, too much champagne and too many parties can leave you with dehydrated, tired-looking skin that accentuates lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Put some vroom back in your visage with a collection of facial treatments that hydrate, resurface and refresh.

Have you met the advanced technology of the HydraFacial? Perfect for the busy holiday season, this is a quick solution that packs all the benefits of a long, four-step facial into one short visit. The HydraFacial offers immediate results and will remove dead skin cells, complete extractions, cleanse your skin and add moisturizing serums and hydration. Best of all, it’s totally relaxing! Which is just what you need between shopping excursions and holiday events.  


13
Dec



by Stephanie Schlageter

Have you been avoiding the mistletoe, worried that your lips are no longer kissable? Don’t hide behind your eggnog. Instead, consider Juvéderm Volbella, the groundbreaking solution to thinning lips. A special injectable gel made of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, Volbella was specifically created to fill in lines and plump below the surface to create a smooth, even lip line and add fullness to the upper and lower lip. Volbella has a thinner consistency than other fillers, so it’s perfect for creating a soft natural feel. With this special consistency, a Volbella treatment can take you all the way through this holiday season, April showers, May flowers, summer vacation and Halloween. In fact, with results that last up to a year, you shouldn’t need a touch-up until after next year’s Thanksgiving turkey. So get ready to pucker up!  


06
Dec

Original Article by Brittany Burhop

We all look in the mirror and see things we love and things we wish we could change, whether it's a pocket of cellulite on our upper thigh, deep wrinkles that just won't fade, or in my case: thin lips.

I didn't really notice it until about eighth grade, when I started "dating" and my appearance became more important to me. My girlfriends would make silly comments about how I'd apply lip gloss—one swipe was enough to cover both lips. My family also chimed in with little jabs every now and then about my "mirror face." I'd push my top lip out with my tongue just enough to see the lips I wish I had, which really did have an effect on my overall look. Anytime I saw my reflection, the "face" appeared automatically. I didn't even know I was doing it.