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How Does Botox Help to Prevent Wrinkles?

By | acne, Age Spots, Botox Treatment, Facial Rejuvenation, Stretch Marks, Treatment

Are you someone who dreads the day you look into the mirror and notice your first wrinkle or deep line? Most of us agree, even if we don’t say it aloud. This is why so many people want to know if there is any veracity in the claims that Botox treatment helps to prevent wrinkles. At Juvia Medspa, we offer a wide array of facial rejuvenation treatments for those seeking to turn back the hands of time, but we also encourage patients to ask about wrinkle and line prevention.

So, how can Botox treatment help prevent wrinkles? Without getting too far into the science behind it, Botox is used to dull the nerve impulses to some of the facial muscles. This stops them from contracting as they usually do, and this causes those existing lines and wrinkles to flatten and smooth. This makes them far less distinct, and usually within five days of treatment you see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of existing wrinkles.

Now, the more treatments you receive, the more effective it becomes at fighting the development of new lines and wrinkles. How? You might have already guessed. If Botox is keeping certain muscles a bit slack, and it does so continuously between treatments, it prevents your face from holding strong expressions. The way you constantly raise your eyebrows or hold your mouth in a frown cannot have the same effect on the skin, and this is one way Botox prevents wrinkles.

The other way has to do with the composition of your skin. As we grow older, our skin becomes less dense with collagen. This allows the skin to lose its elasticity. That is precisely why lines form so much faster as we age – your skin just cannot remain as taut as it once was. Botox stops muscles from contracting, and in so doing it stops you from holding your delicate facial skin in a pose that leads to wrinkles and lines.

Keep It Going

As you might see, this means that you probably have to plan on having Botox treatments on a regular basis if you wish its effects to last. We recommend every four to six months as a valid way to rely on the benefits of Botox in the fight against wrinkles and lines. It can take a while for you to see results, but it is generally seen as a truly optimal approach to reducing the signs of age and preventing new signs from appearing.

If you are concerned about specific areas of the face, Botox is already known for its ability to target even some of the most challenging issues. Deep lines in the forehead, between the brows, at the corners of the eyes (also known as crow’s feet) and even frown lines around the mouth can all be addressed with Botox. This is true of existing lines and wrinkles, but it is also available to target such areas before issues develop.

Ultimately, it is going to come down to a good skin care regimen and a variety of treatments to address the signs of aging as well as fighting them. If you want to discover all of the ways to fight signs of aging in your skin, call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.

Ideal Acne Treatment for Oily Skin

By | acne, Skin, Stretch Marks, Treatment

It seems like a remarkably unfair one-two punch when you are someone with oily skin and who struggles with acne. After all, pimples and acne “flare ups” are usually due to excessive oil, and so your acne can feel entirely out of control because your skin is natural oily and leading to ongoing problems. Fortunately, we at Juvia Medspa have a lot of great solutions for patients struggling with just such issues. Let’s first look at some of the basics and then discuss the treatments and services we make available.

Cleaning Is Imperative

This is a bit of a tricky issue. Oily skin needs to be cleaned just as much as regular skin, and though it seems appropriate to try hard to eliminate the oil, it is actually not a good idea. Instead, do as medical experts suggest and use a “gentle cleanser” because harsher soaps actually cue your skin to create more oil. Also remember to skip the washcloth or facial buffer because these too cause oil production.

When choosing a cleanser, remember you want something that can help to reduce oiliness in a gentle way. Ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide and beta hydroxy acid are all effective in reducing oiliness on acne prone skin.

NOTE: Never buy any skin care product and just slather it all over your face. If you have oily skin that is also acne prone, always test a small area to see how your skin reacts. If everything goes well, go ahead and use it.
Always wash with warm water (never hot) and always be sure you have rinsed cleansers away completely.

Toning Is Next

You may find that many skin care experts argue over the use of toners. Some say “yes” and others say “it doesn’t help or matter”. We think it a good idea to use toners, but only on the oily areas of the face (like the sides of the nose, the chin and the forehead). Yes, you have oily areas and not a 100% oily face. Everyone you meet has “combination” skin, meaning areas that are usually drier and areas that can be oily.

If you don’t want to tone, try using those amazing medicated pads treated with compounds that can reduce oil and help with acne flair ups.

Moisturizing Last

Yes, it sounds odd that your oily skin needs to be moisturized, but that is the case. Use an oil-free moisturizer and apply it very lightly and to the areas you know your skin needs it most.

Visit a Pro

This is where Juvia Medspa can enter the picture and really help you with your acne prone, oily skin. Acne is not something that goes away on its own, and so you need a skin care expert to help you get things under control. We can discuss the options for chemical peels and even laser treatments for scarring, and we can help you discover if there are any special topical treatments that can reduce the irritation in your skin and get acne flair ups to minimal levels.

There are ideal acne treatments for oily skin, and one of the simplest is developing a good regimen and following it at all times. You will also want to meet with one of our skincare experts to discuss additional treatments that can reduce the severity of your acne. Call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.

Popular Ways to Treat Acne Scars

By | acne

Acne scars can be such a painful reminder of a time when you may have felt that your appearance was entirely out of your control. Not only is acne physically uncomfortable, but it also leaves emotional scars in addition to physical ones. An ideal way to erase the constant reminders is to have treatment for acne scars, and there are many incredibly effective and popular options available.

PRP Facials

PRP facials are platelet rich plasma injections that are created from your blood. Mixed with nutrients, the PRP injection is going to improve circulation in your skin, and cause the areas treated to take on a healthier and rejuvenated look.

Laser Treatments

Currently there are two ways that laser treatments may be used to address acne scarring. There are non-ablative and ablative lasers. The non-ablative treatments are incredibly relaxing and stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. This restores elasticity that is lost as collagen production decreases with age. However, it also heals the skin, meaning it can diminish the appearance of your acne scars.

Ablative treatments are a bit more complicated and actually destroy the damaged skin cells in the area of scarring. This cues them to reform and re-grow newer and healthier cells. However, many people hoping to get rid of acne forever, can achieve it with this treatment, and enjoy the added bonus of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, too.

Fillers

Also called dermal fillers, they make your acne scars disappear by fleshing them out and filling them in. These fillers are the same options used to erase fine lines and wrinkles, and in just one session you can see those unwanted marks erased and a smoother skin surface emerge. However, these are one of the acne scars treatments that are temporary, and you may need to do maintenance injections every six months, or so.

Peels

If the idea of removing damaged cells and re-growing them appeals to you, chemical peels may be the right answer. These are made of different materials that remove the uppermost layers of skin, and force the cells to re-grow, often giving the skin a much smoother and healthier look, in addition to a radiant glow.

Eliminating Acne and Scars

Interestingly enough, many of the treatments to address acne scars are also treatments that can help you to permanently overcome adult acne at the same time. All of the remedies just mentioned can fill out the areas of scarring and the laser treatments and peels are ideal at eliminating much of the material that leads to adult acne in the first place.

Photofacials are also another approach to improving the skin and reducing the amount of acne and acne scarring. These use intense lighting to kill bacteria in the pores while also toning the skin. Eliminating any future acne breakouts is also eliminating any risk for additional scars.

Advanced Laser Resurfacing

Lastly, a treatment known as pixel laser resurfacing is a good way to treat acne scarring as it can address deeper scars and often begin erasing the scars in a single treatment. This is a more advanced method for those scars that are not treatable in any other way, and something to consider if your acne scars leave you feeling uncomfortable, unhappy or embarrassed.

If you are eager to enjoy any of these acne scar remedies, contact Juvia MedSpa to book a consultation.