Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Your skin is a reflection – a reflection of your health, and a reflection of your inner beauty. However, if your skin is wrinkled, scarred, or damaged it can be difficult to face that world. Fortunately, the doctors at Amin Plastic Surgery can help heal and repair most skin problems.
Amin Plastic Surgery offers a variety of skin care procedures that improve the overall aesthetics of your skin. These procedures include:
The benefits of this procedure usually last three to ten months. When facial muscles affected return to normal function, another injection is needed for the skin to retain its flat appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to treat facial muscle spasms for 15 years and no permanent side effects have been detected. In rare cases, complications may arise, including paralysis of nearby muscles. Otherwise, the only other side effect is possible bruising that can last 5 to 10 days. This can be easily covered with make-up.
The natural collagen in your skin is primarily composed of proteins in the “dermis” layer, forming a network of fibers that support the growth of cells and blood vessels. Over time, the natural collagen in your skin decreases and causes your skin to lose its elasticity. By replacing this collagen with a collagen derivative, the support structure for your skin comes back and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen injections are usually used in the areas around the eyes, to enhance lip lines, to smooth the corners of the mouth, and add fullness to depressions in the cheek area. This procedure can also be used to decrease the appearance of acne scars or other facial scarring.
For most people, collagen injections are a safe, effective, and immediate way to see great results. You will need a quick skin test to determine if you will have adverse affects. The collagen replacement injections do wear off with time and ongoing treatments are required. This is a short procedure that can be done during your lunch hour!
If you are looking for a gentle, yet long-lasting, solution to diminish facial lines and wrinkles, Restylane injections may be for you. Restylane is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid (which is naturally occurring in the body) that acts as a filler to add volume to areas of the face that have deep lines and wrinkles. The areas that are usually injected are between the eyes, around the corners of the mouth, in the lips, and the cheek areas.
Restylane is able to maintain its shape using your body’s own moisture, and usually lasts longer than collagen injections. The results are immediate and can last up to a year.
Possible side effects are infrequent and include redness, swelling, and rare allergic reactions. These symptoms usually disappear within two to three days. Since Restylane is non-animal based, it virtually eliminates the possibility of disease transmission or allergic reaction.
Time can ravage your skin, making you appear older than you should. Amin Plastic Surgery offers a variety of procedures to help. You can look as young and healthy as you feel! Skin care procedures are relatively quick and painless – please contact us to schedule a consultation.
It’s important to note that most skin procedures involve some recovery time. Patients need to stay out of the sun, and most prefer to remain indoors while the recovery takes place.
Hair removal usually lasts much longer; in many cases it’s permanent.