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Facial Rejuvenation

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.

How Microdermabrasion Benefits Your Face

By | Facial Rejuvenation

Microdermabrasion is one of the top dermatology treatments in the country, thanks to the affordable price point and the long list of benefits it can provide to those with minor to moderate skin issues. This procedure is still an excellent option for those who see the early signs of aging, redness, roughness, dullness, or other issues when they look in the mirror. Based on customer feedback for our popular microneedling and vampire facial procedures, we will be replacing microdermabrasion treatments with these two procedures in 2017; however, there is still plenty of time to get a treat microdermabrasion treatment in and take advantage of all these benefits.

Number One Benefit: Convenience

Microdermabrasion is one of the most convenient facial procedures, especially considering the results it can bring. It is frequently called the “lunchtime facial” because it takes roughly half an hour to complete one session of microdermabrasion. The procedure is non-surgical, doesn’t cause pain, and doesn’t require that you stay out of work for the rest of the day.

Long List of Treatment Areas

Microdermabrasion can treat a wide variety of issues or areas, including:

  • Dull skin
  • Overly oily skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Redness
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor skin texture

Most patients see major results with just a single treatment, but a regimen of treatments results in lasting change.

Reverse Early Signs of Aging

Microdermabrasion is perfect for addressing the early signs of aging, such as fine lines, dullness, or creases. The exfoliation provided by microdermabrasion gets rid of the layers of skin that have been exposed to UV rays, leaving only younger-looking, fresher skin. Additionally, combining this procedure with other treatments like chemical peels can offer even better results. When the upper layer of tough skin is gone, new treatments can more easily penetrate deeply, and get better results.

Make Your Makeup Look Better

The skin that is beneath your upper layer is smoother, untouched skin that has never been pocked by acne or scarred by UV rays. This means that your makeup will lay over it smoothly, making your products look better and last longer. Don’t waste money on expensive new products when you can get all the amazing benefits of microdermabrasion in addition to improving your daily look.

Get All This Without the Pain

Microdermabrasion uses microscopic crystals to exfoliate the skin. Because these crystals are so small, and so closely sprayed onto the skin, your skin doesn’t feel any pain. Many clients report that microdermabrasion is akin to being licked by a cat. There’s no need to brace yourself for anything more painful, and you can easily go back to work or about your day without any lingering soreness.

Aftercare is Minimal

After you get a microdermabrasion treatment, the best thing you can do for your skin is to maintain a good skin care and moisturizing routine. Your clinician will be able to tell you more, but the point is to protect all the new skin that you’ve just revealed to the world. Keep it protected with sunscreen, keep it moisturized, and be sure to clean your makeup off every evening very well, and the effects of your microdermabrasion treatment will last for quite a long time. Your skin will be smooth, glowing, even, and beautiful.

Skin Rejuvenation Procedures for the Face

By | Facial Rejuvenation, Skin

Everyone wants to look and feel young and gorgeous. If you’ve started to notice fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and/or discoloration or hyperpigmentation of the skin on your face, you might think that surgery is your only option. Or you may think that you have to cover those age spots and discolorations with makeup if you don’t want anyone to notice. That doesn’t have to be the case, though, as there are actually several skin rejuvenation procedures for the face that can make your skin look absolutely amazing without surgery or cosmetics.

Liquid Facelift 

A liquid facelift refers to the use of injectables for facial rejuvenation. Some patients opt to only get Botox treatments so that they can relax away fine lines and wrinkles and avoid getting new expression lines across their foreheads and around their eyes and mouths. Likewise, some choose only to get dermal fillers to plump their cheeks and lips, and to raise their eyelids and fill in under-eye circles.

Most patients who choose a liquid facelift, though, will opt for a combination of the two. Combining muscle relaxing injections like Botox with dermal fillers like Restalyne will allow you to get all the benefits of both types of injectables. You’ll basically get the chance to look years younger with fuller lips and higher cheekbones, and you’ll do it without surgery.

Vampire Facelift 

The Vampire Facelift is a revolutionary treatment that uses your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. A small sample of your blood will be taken, and its platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) will be centrifuged out. This PRP will then be mixed with vitamins and nutrients, and it will then be injected into your face.

Why inject your own plasma? Basically, PRP is full of growth factors that can trigger the body’s healing responses. Thus, your body will produce more collagen in the places you need it most, and you’ll see significant improvements in the look and feel of your skin.

Laser Skin Treatments 

If you are tired of covering up uneven skin and hyperpigmentation with cosmetics, you might also want to consider laser skin treatments. In these procedures, the laser will either be focused on a particular skin pigment or on the top layers of damaged skin. If you have newer age marks or dark patches, skin resurfacing, exfoliation, or a chemical peel could do the trick, but with older marks and dark areas, it’s more effective to focus on breaking up the darker skin cells and allowing the body to reabsorb them.

Photofacials 

Finally, photofacials use the power of light to tighten and rejuvenate skin. This treatment can also work to clear up acne breakouts and prevent more from occurring. Different light spectrums have different effects, though, so you’ll want to talk with one of our expert medical technicians about the best options for you.

Want to get more information on skin rejuvenation procedures to give your face its youthful glow again? At Juvia Med Spa, we offer numerous procedures and treatments, all of which are highly effective and very safe. Every patient is different, though, which is why we offer a free consultation and skin analysis to help you understand which options might be best for you. Call us today at Juvia Med Spa at 817-427-3700 to get started!

The New Facial Rejuvenation: HydraFacial Machine with Oxygen and Light Therapy

By | Facial Rejuvenation

Do you experience any of these skin issues: acne, sun spots, redness, dullness, dryness, or rough texture? If you are like 90% of people in the world, these are all caused by over-exposure to sun. While heredity and other lifestyle choices can play a big part, the sun’s UV rays are one of the main reasons why our skin doesn’t stay smooth and youthful longer.

There’s a brand new facial rejuvenation treatment on the block, and it’s making waves because of its ability to treat all those complaints like redness, sun spots, acne, and even improve the texture of your skin overall. The HydraFacial machine is a multi-step process that has produced amazing results.

What is the HydraFacial?

Simply put, it’s a tailored treatment that targets your specific skin problems. It uses multiple serums that target your worries with ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides that all work to hydrate your skin while they blast away problem areas. The process begins with an exfoliation, and includes a peel, an extraction step, a fusion, and finally an at-home regimen to keep the results lasting even longer.

How is it customized?

The HydraFacial system can be customized by using different serums for your specific skin needs, as well as adding services like oxygen and light therapy.

Oxygen therapy promotes the growth of new skin cells and natural collagen. It’s safe for sensitive skin because it doesn’t involve any harsh chemicals or scrubbing. Oxygen is gently pumped into your face, where it is absorbed into the skin and allowed to give all your cells a refreshing boost.

Light therapy uses LED lights to help reduce acne and boost natural collagen production. While it won’t target age spots like IPL therapy will, LED is an excellent calming treatment. It doesn’t hurt your eyes, and it’s safe for sensitive skin. It also won’t require as much aftercare as an IPL treatment.

By adding these services to your HydraFacial treatment, we can provide you with a fully customized spa experience that gives your skin a whole new glow.

Will the HydraFacial work for me?

Anyone can receive the HydraFacial. It is specifically designed to work with all skin types, even those with extremely sensitive skin who haven’t been able to have other procedures done previously.

It works best for those who have acne, slight sun spots, and dull or rough textured skin. This product isn’t designed to rid your skin of dark brown or black spots; while it can help improve the appearance of fine lines, it’s not a facelift, and won’t guarantee that sagging or loose skin will be improved.

How long does it take?

A HydraFacial can take as little as half an hour. The more additional services that are added, like the oxygen and light therapy, the longer it will take, but it requires no recovery time. You can continue on with your day as normal after the procedure. Aftercare instructions will be given when you are done to make the effects of the facial last much longer.

Come in to our facilities today at Juvia Med Spa to find out if a customized HydraFacial is right for you. We can provide you with all the detail you need to create the perfect facial for your skin.

Thinking of a Chemical Peel? Learn Why Not to Do It at Home

By | Facial Rejuvenation

Are your old acne scars plaguing you? Do you feel embarrassed to leave the house without a full face of makeup to hide breakouts, blemishes, scars, and/or discolored or patchy skin? First of all, youre not alone. A lot of us hide imperfections under layers and layers of concealer and/or foundation, but wouldnt it be nice if you could just wake up in the morning and feel ready to face the day without all that pore-clogging goop?

If youre like so many people who live with any or all of these skin issues, youve probably looked into the benefits of an acne chemical peel. Youve probably heard that the deep exfoliating powers of the enzymes and vitamins in a peel can strip away damaged and/or scarred skin and rid your pores of the bacteria that are causing your breakouts. Well, youve heard right, but you may not have heard that you should really only trust professionals at a medical spa to perform this procedure for you.

Not only are at-home treatments that you can buy over-the-counter or online less effective than the face and skin rejuvenation treatments you can have performed at a medical spa, but trying a peel at home greatly increases your chances of side effects.

Because chemical peels are designed to strip away layers of skin, some of them can have ill effects if theyre left on too long or if their ingredients are mixed or applied poorly. This can result in burning and/or scarring, and the whole point is to get rid of scars, not cause new ones!

For more information about peels and other rejuvenating procedures or to schedule your free skin analysis and consultation, please call Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700.

Treatments for Reshaping Your Face

By | Facial Rejuvenation

We can do a lot for our bodies. We can diet, exercise, stay out of the sun, and treat our skin to stay young and healthy for years and years. However, age has a way of showing up on the face, no matter what we do with our diets and lifestyles. Dont you wish there were some kind of facial treatment that could reshape and contour your face to match the image you want to see in the mirror?

Well, actually, there are a number of treatments you can choose from. From at-home care to med spa services and plastic surgery, you can actually stay young with the help of modern medicine. Lets talk about your options and whats best for you.

Dermal Filler Injections

If you want plumper lips, a smooth brow, or to get rid of crows feet, dermal filler injections are the perfect solution. They last several months and, with good skin care habits, can keep you looking and feeling younger than your years. However, if you want to change the actual shape of your face, you will need to choose a slightly more involved treatment.

Traditional Plastic Surgery

If you are unhappy with the size of your nose, the point of your chin, or the way your skin hangs loosely from your jaw, you can opt for traditional cosmetic surgery. The procedures to fix these problems differ in intensity and in how long recovery will take. Some are more invasive than others. However, there is an alternative, called facial sculpting or facial contouring.

Facial Sculpting

During this minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, youll have fatty deposits on your face removed to change the shape of your face. You can have fat removed from your cheeks to create a slimmer look and to minimize smile lines. Fat may be removed from your jaw line to give you a more defined, younger looking jaw, as well.

Sometimes facial contouring is done in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery, such as reshaping the jawbone or inserting implants into the cheekbones, for a more attractive overall effect. Other times, the procedure is done in combination with med spa treatments, such as microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, or laser skin resurfacing.

You can have the face youve been dreaming of, and you may be able to do it with minimally invasive surgery that has a very quick recovery time. To learn more about dermal fillers and facial sculpting, call Juvia Med Spa today at (817) 427-3700 for a consultation, or email us at info@juviamedspa.com.