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Seeking Smoother Skin: Botox, Juvederm and VI Peels


Applying an anti-aging skincare cream, serum or lotion may be enough to smooth out your brow or eliminate fine lines in some people. Unfortunately, in others the damage is too great or prolonged for these topical methods to make a significant difference in your appearance. In these cases, turn to Smile and Skin Aesthetics' medical cosmetic services. Our expert team, headed by board-certified Diplomate Dr. Joseph Leibovici, offers three new ways to help you get the smoother skin you crave:

Each of these skincare services uses a different approach, and each is safe and proven effective in eliminating wrinkles and imperfections.

Botox® Cosmetic, a prescription medication, is an injected form of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your forehead, between your eyebrows. A qualified and certified healthcare provider administers the medication to healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 65. The temporary paralysis between the brows limits muscle activity and causes the skin to look smoother. Botox® Cosmetic is safe, but may cause minor side effects that fade with time. These can include redness or swelling of the injection site, localized pain and bruising. Clients may choose to use Botox® Cosmetic through Smile and Skin Aesthetics several times a year to maintain a smoother brow; most treatments deliver visible results for approximately four months.

Juvederm® is another injectable that smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Called a dermal filler, the active ingredient in Juvederm® gel is hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance your body contains naturally. The normal aging process as well as photo aging from excessive sun exposure can deplete your HA levels, leading to wrinkles. Juvederm® replaces the HA, thus plumping fine lines and furrows, particularly around the corners of your mouth. A biodegradable substance, Juvederm® can give you a smoother, more refined appearance for up to one year.

VI Peels are one of the newest offerings in the skin care division of Smile and Skin Aesthetics. Vitality Institute products combine modern technology, gentle ingredients and virtually painless delivery to correct uneven skin tone, reduce lines and treat acne. VI peels stimulate production of collagen, a substance that acts as a support system to keep your skin firm.

All of these Smile & Skin medical skin care services contribute to a younger looking you, and they are performed in a professional environment with your safety and health as top priorities. At Smile and Skin, we take the time to explain your treatment options in detail before we begin, to make sure you understand the methods and expected results. Educated patients are more likely to be happy patients. Contact Smile and Skin Aesthetics today to learn more about our Botox®, Juvederm® or VI Peels.


By By Smile and Skin • December 04, 2012


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