Enter any store and you’ll see the skin care aisle is packed top to bottom with topical treatments like rejuvenating masks, anti-aging serums, and overnight creams. While many of these over-the-counter products are useful for reducing the signs of aging, they can only go so far. That’s because our skin begins to slow down collagen production as we get older, which leads to sagging and an overall loss of elasticity. While facelifts, eyelid rejuvenation, and neck contouring procedures can successfully minimize the effects of aging, many people are looking for an alternative to plastic surgery. That’s where Dermatology Realm can help!
Safe, effective, non-invasive options for rejuvenation
Plastic surgery isn’t for everyone, but fortunately, there are a number of nonsurgical options to choose from that can help you turn back the hands of time by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more even skin tone, and improving the appearance of scars and blemishes. At Dermatology Realm, we offer injectable treatments that are non-invasive and require minimal downtime, sparing your body the stress of recovering from a surgical procedure while still taking years off your face!
If you’re unhappy with the look of your skin as it ages, our expert team has the skill, knowledge, and expertise to deliver superior results you’ll love. We can treat a variety of areas, including your mouth, nose, cheeks, hands, and more using high-quality fillers like
- Juvederm Volbella
- Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
- Juvederm Voluma
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lyft
Each of these fillers has unique properties and durations, and we’ll customize a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Our Botox®, Dysport, Juvéderm, and Restylane products are always injected by Dr. Baker for the safest, most effective outcome.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation often involves combining treatments, including injectable fillers to restore volume and soften wrinkles with chemical peels or laser therapy for skin resurfacing. When you schedule a consultation with our Germantown office, we’ll be able to advise you on the treatment option we feel will be most beneficial to you, as well as the results and recovery you can expect.
Our injectable procedures
Dr. Baker offers two types of injectable toxin, Botox and Dysport. The injections are non-invasive and almost entirely pain-free. Dr. Baker uses extremely thin needles to administer the injections, and while there may be a small amount of discomfort initially, they shouldn’t cause any irritation or inflammation. For patients who are anxious about the procedure, we have a topical numbing cream we can apply to the area before administering treatment.
The procedure itself is quick, and is usually completed within ten to fifteen minutes. This makes it convenient for patients with busy schedules, since regular daily routines can be resumed almost immediately afterwards!
Toxins have several uses. It can be used to soften or eliminate frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and lines around the mouth. It can also be used to elevate or lift the brow, soften the chin, shape the brow, and improve the appearance of old or new facial scars. When used in the neck and chest region, toxins can often minimize creases, wrinkling, and “turkey neck.”
The benefits of toxins can extend beyond cosmetic appearances, as well! While the injections are generally used to smooth the skin and reduce lines and wrinkles, toxins have also been FDA-approved for a number of other medical conditions. These include migraines and severe underarm and palm sweating that hasn’t responded to topical agents.
Like Botox, there are several different products included in the Juvéderm family. Each one uses specific concentrations of hyaluronic acid to target different areas of the face. This adds volume to the facial tissue by stimulating the production of collagen, which naturally plumps the skin. The fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency, and each type is aimed at treating a specific problem area.
Juvéderm Voluma XC adds volume beneath the surface of the skin to increase the size of the cheeks
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC fill out wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC work as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatments.
After injecting Juvéderm, Dr. Baker will lightly massage the treatment area to ensure even distribution and reduce the chance of swelling. The procedure will normally take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. The injections themselves contain a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine to help minimize any pain or discomfort. Recovery time is minimal, and most patients will see results immediately.
Restylane, like Juvéderm, is a hyaluronic acid–based facial filler that we use to smooth wrinkles. It can also enhance the lips, target lines around the mouth, add volume to cheeks, and even minimize dark circles under the eyes. When Restylane is injected into areas where collagen has been lost, it helps to smooth and lift the skin, plumping it up and restoring a more youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane also clings to the skin and attracts water, helping to preserve the recently added volume.
Depending on how much work is being done, Restylane injections can take 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Dr. Baker will use a topical cream or ice pack to minimize any discomfort before injecting Restylane under the skin in the treatment areas using an ultrafine needle. There are several kinds of Restylane that can be used for different areas of your face, including:
- Restylane for facial wrinkles and folds, lip augmentation, and dark under-eye circles
- Restylane Silk for lip augmentation and wrinkles around the mouth
- Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation, laugh lines, and overall volume and fullness
As with our other fillers, downtime is minimal. Most patients return to work after their procedure, but if you have several injections, you might want to give yourself a day to rest and recover. Full results are usually seen within a week, but immediate effects will also be noticeable since the fillers add volume when injected.
Trust all your nonsurgical needs to the experts at Dermatology Realm
If you’ve been looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the effects of sun exposure and aging, our injectable treatments could be just what you’re looking for! When safely administered by Dr. Baker, these can add volume and softness to the face for stunning results. If you’d like to learn more about what nonsurgical options are available to you with Dermatology Realm, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation by clicking here or calling (901) 362-7170.