Spot treatment and skin resurfacing procedures are reserved for patients who wish to achieve smoother and more youthful skin using external treatment methods, such as chemical peels and lasers. Each type and degree of resurfacing method offer varying benefits and results, Dr. De La Rosa will help you decide on the best treatment for your particular skin. Skin resurfacing is most often used to treat skin on the face, but may also be used in other areas of the body, such as the hands and neck.
Your skin is a defining feature, so it makes sense that you would want to preserve its appearance and protect it from aging. Environmental factors, age, stress, and lifestyle habits can all contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles that can make your skin appear more mature and even older than you really are. At our office, we feature skin rejuvenation treatments that restore a youthful appearance and turn back the hands of time without the need for surgery, including micro-needling and chemical peels.
With age or weight loss, we lose volume in some areas of the face. Fillers are injectable products that allow us to “Plump back up” without surgery. Fillers can also be used to soften wrinkles and, of course, to create bigger, fuller lips.
How does it work: Most fillers are gel type products that can stay in our bodies for long periods of time and eventually do get absorbed, but at a very slow rate. Until the fillers are fully absorbed, they will create volume and keep the shape of the treated area. Correct placement and good massage after injecting it will be key!
All fillers are not the same! At 100% Beauty by MD, we offer hyaluronic acid fillers because these products are the safest to use. Within this group of fillers, you have the Juvederm family of fillers and Restylane. These are two reliable brands that have been in the market “forever” and have proven their high-quality year after year. Each family has a filler that is more suitable for each part of your face, let your doctor guide you through the product selection for better results.
Hyaluronic acid is our first choice because it is an essential substance that NATURALLY exists in our body. It is one of the main components around our cells and it helps to keep them in place, like the scaffolding of a building.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the ONLY ONEs that are 100% reversible, which means there is an antidote that we can inject in case of any problems or if you change your mind. This is a safety net that only these fillers can offer. Remember, safety first!
Perfect timing: Schedule the treatment after work or during a day that is not that busy. Results will be immediate and you can expect area swelling. You will need to ice the treated area several times that day. The day after your procedure there is a possibility of bruising, but at that time you will be able to use makeup.
Ideally, plan for your procedure 2 to 3 weeks prior to a special occasion, this will allow enough time for resolution of bruising and touch-ups if needed.
Everyone wants blemish-free skin, but for many, clear skin does not come naturally. Acne usually makes its first appearance on the youthful skin of adolescents during puberty. This is a time when hormones are changing and the body is transforming to take on the appearance of an adult. Although acne is highly common during this time period, it can still be a source of embarrassment. To make matters worse, acne can follow teens into adulthood, plaguing them with unsightly pimples and blemishes during their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Fortunately, there are acne treatments available to help people who struggle with acne – whether teenagers or adults.
The use of botulinum toxin is one of the most cost-effective and safe rejuvenation treatments available in the market currently. We usually refer to it as Botox for short, even though that is only one of the available brand names for this product. Other names include Xeomin and Dysport.
How does it work: Botox is injected into specific muscles to keep them relaxed. The muscles in charge of creating unwanted wrinkle patterns are targeted and those lines will fade or even go away. Everybody is different and every muscle is different, and because of that the dose required for each patient is different and the amount of botulinum toxin required is customized to each patient.
Results: You will be able to see results around 7 days after treatment. Unfortunately, the effects are not immediate but is worth the wait! We always start with a standard dose known to work for a specific area, 7 to 10 days later we meet again and we evaluate the results. If needed, we gradually inject more in order to achieve optimal wrinkle treatment without overdoing it.
The effects will last approximately 3 months.
Perfect timing: Schedule your treatment on a day without any important social or work events. We have patients that feel very comfortable going shopping or to a restaurant after receiving injections on the face, others prefer to stay home for the treatment and after it. Let us know what you prefer, home concierge visits are available!
If you are doing Botox for a special occasion, plan your treatment at least 3 weeks prior to your special day. This should allow us enough time for your initial treatment and tweaking. If there is any bruising, 3 weeks will allow enough time for it to resolve.
Safety: This procedure performed correctly has a low risk for complications and if any happen, most complications are temporary. This is one of our favorite treatments because of the results you can achieve and the high safety profile, especially if performed by a professional doctor such as Dr. De La Rosa.
Please read the care instructions pre and post-treatment and informed consent on this section for more specific information and prevention of complications.