Wrinkles, folds, and other visible signs of aging are caused by a range of different factors. Some are controllable, such as diet, smoking, and exposure to the sun, and some are simply a result of the natural aging process. As your skin ages, the quantities of three substances decrease – collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are compounds that keep your skin firm, smooth and taut. When you have less of them, skin can sag and wrinkle.
Restylane™ is formulated from hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for cushioning and lubricating body tissues. Restylane™ fills in wrinkles and folds with hyaluronic acid that is not derived from animals. This eliminates the possibility of allergic reactions to animal proteins. The effects of Restylane™ generally last about six months, at which point the treatment can be repeated.
Captique™ is another injectable hyaluronic acid filler. It is a softer, gentler skin rejuvenator which Dr. Heimer finds ideal for filling in wrinkles in the delicate area under the eyes. For many people, this is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Captique™ offers a quick and easy solution. Like other hyaluronic acid compounds, this gel is derived from non-animal sources, so that it causes no allergic reaction. This allows for immediate treatment, since no testing is required beforehand.
Radiesse™ is a revolutionary new injectable filler that achieves excellent, long-lasting results, both for enhancing the fullness of lips and for smoothing out age lines. It is not made from animal products, and contains only substances that occur naturally in the human body, so you can rest assured that it is safe and that it will not provoke any allergic reactions.
Radiesse™ is made of microscopic balls of calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral that occurs naturally in bones and teeth. These tiny spheres are suspended in a gel, which is then injected into the location where more fullness is desired. Radiesse™ treatments are long-lasting, remaining soft and supple for years, and you will see the results immediately after your treatment. Radiesse™ injections can also be paired with other treatments to achieve more dramatic results. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a session of Radiesse™ injections.
Fat cells are essential in filling out the face, providing definition and smoothing out the angular lines of facial bones and muscles. When this fat atrophies and disappears, cheeks appear sunken, and facial muscles become visible. This condition, called “lipoatrophy,” is a common result of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Sculptra™ is injected into the areas around your cheeks and your temples to restore definition and fullness to your face. It is safe, and is not derived from animal products, so it requires no skin testing before it can be used. Sculptra™ gradually erases folds and depressions in your face, and it can last up to two years.
Dr. William Heimer was one of the first surgeons in the United States to use Sculptra™ in his practice, and since then has been called upon to instruct other physicians it its use. Contact Dr. Heimer’s office for more information about Sculptra™.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is quickly becoming one of the most popular procedures for people who want to reduce the visible signs of aging. A session of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections takes about 10 minutes, and the results can last for up to four months.
As you age, lines and furrows can develop between your brows. These “frown lines” can lend your face an angry, tired, or sad aspect, making you appear older than you feel. One of the chief causes of frown lines is overactive muscles in your brow.
The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic is a naturally-occurring protein that relaxes tightened muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections relax the muscles that cause frown lines, resulting in a smoother, younger, more refreshed look in the area around your eyes.
We have a licensed aesthetician on staff to aid in your skin care. Our aesthetician can help you refresh your face with a variety of treatments, including our sophisticated oxygen facial. Oxygen strengthens your skin’s collagen and elastin, the substances responsible for keeping your skin smooth and supple, and it also helps control the bacteria that cause acne. Contact our office to find out more about facials from our licensed aesthetician.
Our aesthetician can also help you build healthy skin, using a full range of medically-formulated clinical skin care products, made by Innovative Skincare.