Botox & Fillers – What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Botox & Fillers – What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Those of us who work in the cosmetic business usually look with a cynical eye at the way the media portrays certain cosmetic treatments. Oftentimes, highly effective cosmetic procedures are treated as a punchline, like sitcom characters ending up with paralyzed faces for laughs. I have to admit, this kind of drives me a little nuts, as it can scare away some who would otherwise benefit from cosmetic procedures, but are now worried about potential side effects that are greatly exaggerated for comic reasons. Botox, one of the most popular and effective non-surgical treatments out there to treat wrinkles, is often minimized and demonized with misinformation and scaremongering.

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Laser Treatment: Skin Type Matters!

Laser Treatment: Skin Type Matters!

To this day, when most people think of lasers, they think science fiction. They think space battles, Star Wars, weapons that fire energy.

The reality of lasers is quite different. Lasers have changed the world, but not in a violent, sci-fi way. Lasers are used extensively by plastic and cosmetic surgeons to treat skin conditions.

Laser skin treatments can minimize scarring, reduce acne, fade dark spots, improve wrinkles and eliminate sun damage. In the hands of a skilled, SkinSpaMED plastic surgeon, laser treatments can really make a huge difference in a patient’s complexion, literally resurfacing the skin - if you have the right skin for it. 

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Wrinkle Filler Types, Uses, Benefits and More

Wrinkle Filler Types, Uses, Benefits and More

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill hollows, lines, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year.

Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.

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PRP is so 2017 - It's All About the PRF Now

PRP is so 2017 - It's All About the PRF Now

PRF is a second-generation version of PRP therapy. PRF has a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. In addition, PRF has a small percentage of stem cells, which cannot be found in traditional PRP therapy.

PRF is 100% natural with zero additives. The treatment works by forming a gel after 15 minutes to hold a nice form, which makes PRF especially effective when used in conjunction with a number of fillers

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Skin Care Tips for your 20s

Skin Care Tips for your 20s

It should come as no surprise for most people their 20’s are often the best years for their skin. This makes sense considering the 20’s is commonly the sweet spot after the acne and blemishes associated with our teenage years have faded, but before wrinkles and other visible signs of aging begin to emerge. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about preserving the health and condition of your skin.

By being proactive and caring for your skin during your 20’s, you can build a foundation for healthy skin that can last for years. To help you maintain radiant, young-looking skin through your 20’s and beyond, the beauty experts at SkinSpaMED have some tips.

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Why Ultherapy is The Go-To Spring Treatment

Why Ultherapy is The Go-To Spring Treatment

While other laser treatments are off-limits during the summer months with the constant lingering temptation so spend all your time in the sun, Ultherapy, the noninvasive ultrasound treatment shines! 

Ultherapy, the summer friendly treatment is the noninvasive way to tighten skin without surgery.  Everybody wants to avoid downtime, and with Ultherapy the no downtime treatment allows you to keep to your busy fun filled schedule.  

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Can DNA Testing Personalize Skin Care?

Can DNA Testing Personalize Skin Care?

As we turn more attention to skin health and preservation, we often turn to the internet for tips and tricks to achieve an ageless appearance. Before long, we start to focus on what’s going on inside our bodies, but now, doctors are offering patients a way to personalize their skin care, and it involves taking a look at an individual’s DNA.

What sounds to be out of a cheap science fiction movie is actually pretty obtainable, where a test can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.

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Reverse Hair Loss with PRF + ACell Treatment

Reverse Hair Loss with PRF + ACell Treatment

Marie and the staff at SkinSpaMED Dallas, and SkinSpaMED Colleyville are pleased to offer the latest in non-surgical hair regrowth therapy: PRF + ACell.

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF), is a second-generation version of PRP therapy. PRF has a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. In addition, PRF has a small percentage of stem cells, which cannot be found in traditional PRP therapy.

PRF, with its powerful regeneration properties is what is used in the ACell + PRF procedure.

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The Game Changing Filler: Voluma

The Game Changing Filler: Voluma

Voluma is a game-changing filler product which is placed deep under the skin resulting in volumizing, lifting and contouring cheeks, cheekbones, and the jaw line. 

What is in Voluma?

Voluma is made of a thick hyaluronic based gel that enables us to re-fill areas that aging has caused to deflate. Voluma is the latest addition to facial fillers made by Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvederm).

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The Madonna Eye Lift, An Alternative to Blepharoplasty

The Madonna Eye Lift, An Alternative to Blepharoplasty

The Madonna Lift, also called fractional Eye Lift, is a non-surgical alternative to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift the eyebrow for a younger look to the eye. The Madonna Lift improves drooping skin, wrinkles and those telltale signs of aging around the eyes. This fractional CO2 laser technology has been used to perform a host of functions, including skin resurfacing and the treatment of acne scars. Now it can give men and women a younger look by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes including the eyelids.

Frequent Q&As: 

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Fighting The New Wrinkle: Décolletage and Chest Care

Fighting The New Wrinkle: Décolletage and Chest Care

"My face looked my age, but my chest and cleavage appeared twenty years older," says Gigi Howard. "I was a notorious side sleeper—one of the main causes of chest wrinkles—so I tried sleeping on my back, looked for products, pillows, gadgets, anything that would help, but there was no proven solution."

With directional recent runways laying heavy emphasis on an exposed swath of décolleté, a new emphasis is being given to keeping the area as fresh as your face.

Since the problems of the neck and chest, like those of the face, are varied, we suggest layering multiple in-office treatments with at-home care.

Recommendations for the most common complaints:

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