Medical Cosmetics–Look your BEST!
Medical advances have not only increased the human lifespan, but have helped people enjoy a better quality of life as they age. Now that people stay active, fit, and energetic as they grow older, they want, more than ever, to remain attractive and appear youthful. Rapid strides have been made in medical aesthetics, also known as medical skin care treatment, to help individuals improve their appearance without invasive surgical procedures or, at times, to maintain their improved appearance after cosmetic surgery.
At Dedicated to Health Medical Group, we focus on helping to revitalize your skin, often a step toward increasing your sense of self-esteem and social confidence. We use a variety of the most up-to-date products and procedures to help you in your quest to increase your physical appeal and to feel content and attractive in your own skin. ASK ABOUT OUR INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT FOR YOUR FIRST COSMETIC APPOINTMENT?
Microneedle therapy is a new procedure designed to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin, natural substances that work to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin. After cleaning and numbing the skin, we apply a collagen-stimulating product. Then, a small disposable hand held roller is used to pierce the skin, making it more receptive to absorption and causing it to heal more rapidly. After the treatment, a soothing mask is used to protect and hydrate the skin.
Microneedle therapy, also known as collagen induction therapy, is effective as an anti-aging procedure because it:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimizes pores
- Helps to erase stretch marks and surgical and acne scars.
- Stabilizes pigment
- Controls cellulite
- Restores and revitalizes hair
Microneedle therapy is successfully used on all areas of the scalp, face, and body, even on the fragile skin around the neck, mouth, and eyes. It also has the advantage of working effectively on all types and shades of skin.
How long does microneedle therapy take to work?
Recovery from microneedle therapy only takes a few days and visible improvement in skin condition is visible as early as 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Microneedling, with its high rate of safety and success, is often combined with other medical skin treatments. Collagen induction typically produces maximal skin tightening and rejuvenation within 3 to 6 months after a series of treatment sessions.
BOTOX®, one of the staples of medical aesthetics, has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use since 2002. A Botox treatment involves the administration of fine-needle injections into carefully targeted muscles on the face. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes and can produce substantial improvement in the appearance of facial skin, often making patients appear as much as 10 years younger than their chronological age. A prescription medication, also used for other medical purposes, Botox is renowned for improving facial appearance by relaxing muscles and keeping them from contracting. Botox is an extremely effective treatment for:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
- Frown lines
- Lip and chin lines
- Lines around the neck and at the corners of the mouth
Patients who undergo Botox treatments report only minimal discomfort; no anesthesia is required. Improved appearance is usually fully visible after 3 to 7 days. Patients are advised to avoid alcohol for at least a week before the procedure; aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should also be avoided for 2 weeks prior to Botox injections to lessen the risk of bruising. The pleasing results of a Botox treatment are not permanent; gradually, lines and wrinkles will reappear, though often in a less severe form. The good news is that patients can undergo repeated Botox treatments over time.
Neurotoxins for Skin Care
Botox is not the only neurotoxin used to relax muscles of the face to rejuvenate appearance. Several Botox-type injectables are used at Dedicated to Health, any of which improve the appearance of the skin. One of a variety of Injected neurotoxins may be most appropriate in a particular case, making the patient not only look younger but less anxious or concerned. Both aspects make the individual more attractive and socially viable. Most commonly, neurotoxins are administered to diminish:
- Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet, the wrinkles around the eyes
- Forehead creases
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
Dedicated to Health is always at the cutting-edge of medical aesthetic procedures. In addition to Botox, we also make use of a number of dermal fillers in an effort to remove some of the facial evidence of aging. Injected dermal fillers help to restore the youthful fullness of the face, fullness that has been diminished by the loss of subcutaneous fat that naturally occurs during the aging process. A 15-minute dermal filler treatment, administered right in our office can:
- Greatly reduce smile lines and crow’s feet
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
There are a great many products used as dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE any of which may be used to rejuvenate your skin at Dedicated to Health.
Individuals who are predisposed to wrinkle by heredity, or those who have damaged their skin by exposing themselves to excessive sunlight or smoking, may be particularly good candidates for dermal fillers, though anyone seeking more youthful skin can benefit. Like other medical aesthetic procedures, injecting dermal fillers involves only brief medical intervention — typically a 15-minute treatment. While patients should expect to experience some slight redness and swelling for a few days to up to a week after treatment, by the time 2 to 4 weeks have passed, they should be delighted by their rejuvenated appearance.
KYBELLA® is an injectable cosmetic preparation designed to target the area commonly known as the “double chin.” Kybella is the first injectable liposuction that will PERMANENTLY REMOVE YOU UNWANTED FAT. By removing moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), Kybella works extremely well as an anti-aging substance to improve facial appearance. The only FDA- approved injectable treatment for this particular purpose, Kybella rejuvenates the skin by destroying fat cells beneath the surface.
The administration of Kybella® as a series of injections is safe and successful. The destroyed fat cells are naturally absorbed by the patient’s body; patients can expect to see visible results after two to four treatment sessions. Most people require 3-6 treatment sessions no less than one month apart for optimal results.
We customize Kybella® treatments for every patient based on the amount of fat under the chin. At Dedicated each patient receives a customized care package for pre and post treatment to enhance the service. For each service we also have a team approach and two providers will work with your to make sure you have the most comfortable experience. We at Dedicated have this down to a science with having PERFORMED instruction for nearly 40 clinics nationally over the past 10 years in many innovative anti-aging procedures.
There have been more than 20 studies showing the safety and effectiveness of Kybella®. Kybella was unanimously approved by the FDA. If you take certain medications, such as antiplatelets and anticoagulants, you may not be a good candidate for Kybella®. Be sure to tell us about any medicines you take.
Who benefits most from Kybella treatments?
Both men and women may develop double chins as a result of genetics, aging, or weight gain, and many find the problem area resistant to correction, even with weight loss and exercise. For these individuals, Kybella may be an answer to their prayers. At least one study has shown that almost as many people are bothered by double chins as those who are bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Correcting a double chin can make patients look younger, slimmer, and more attractive, directing the viewer’s attention away from the flabby chin and toward the animation of the eyes and mouth. In clinical studies, over 68 percent of patients have responded well to Kybella treatment. With Kybella treatments, which typically take from 15 to 20 minutes and are administered right in the clinician’s office, no retreatment is expected to be necessary. This is because once the offending fat cells have been destroyed, those cells can no longer accumulate or store fat.
Can this only be used for my double chin?
Kybella is FDA approved for use in the double chin but can be used off label in many areas where we have pockets of unwanted fat (love handles, bra line, underarm fat, inner thigh, above the knee and more!):
Acne, while associated with adolescence, can happen to anyone, even babies. In the teen years, acne is the result of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate excessive oil production. As most of us know from personal experience, acne flare-ups, particularly for those whose acne is inflammatory or cystic, can be not only embarrassing, but distressing, even traumatic. For a percentage of adolescents, acne is severe enough to result in scarring.
Some people, especially women, continue to have problems with acne as their hormones ebb and flow due to menstruation or pregnancy. Hereditary factors also play a role in the severity of acne in men and women. Fortunately, there are now many medical methods to resolve acne issues. In the midst of an outbreak, patients can be helped by topical preparations, certain antibiotics, contraceptive pills or other specialized medications, and photodynamic therapy.
For the emotionally painful residue of acne — acne scarring — dermal fillers and chemical peels are both effective treatments.
Chemical peels are yet another method of improving the appearance of the skin. At Dedicated Health, we use this treatment to diminish or erase blemishes, acne scars, and wrinkles, as well as to smooth the overall texture of the skin. Chemical peels work this way: a chemical solution is applied to the skin, typically making the skin turn a bit white (known as frosting). Afterwards, the skin crusts and eventually peels off, leaving a layer of refreshed, smoother, less wrinkled skin. Chemical peels can also successfully treats uneven skin pigmentation.
Ultrasonic Cavitation Therapy and Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
These innovative skin therapies are used in combination as an aesthetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the skin. Cavitation therapy forces powerful sound waves into the fat cells just below the skin to promote fat loss. Radio frequency skin tightening (RF) uses radio frequency energy to heat skin tissue and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Used in combination, these techniques remove subdermal fat and remodel the skin, reducing the appearance of loose skin and fine lines.
Ultrasonic Cavitation Therapy and RF Tightening have many advantages, including that they:
- Present a natural alternative to surgical liposuction
- Tone and tighten the skin
- Sculpt and smooth the skin’s surface
- Detoxify the skin and the fatty tissue beneath it
Administered in 30 to 40 minute sessions, ultrasonic cavitation and RF therapy are safe, effective, and nonsurgical. They have a high rate of success in reducing cellulite and removing fat from problem areas, such as the belly and upper arms. Unlike some of the other medical aesthetic treatments, this combination offers permanent results.
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Latisse®™ is the first and only FDA approved treatment for growing fuller, longer, and darker eyelashes. Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker.
Who Is A Candidate For Latisse®?
If you are unhappy with the length, thickness, or color of your eyelashes, Latisse®-enhanced lashes may be for you. If you spend hours placing false eyelashes on your lids, Latisse® would definitely be a timesaving option. Latisse® may also help augment other facial procedures if you have had eyelid surgery or injectables.
Skin Care Products
At Dedicated to Health Medical Group, we are committed to discovering the optimal treatment for your skin issues, whether they involve skin eruptions or undesired evidence of aging. In addition to offering therapeutic treatments to improve and/or rejuvenate your skin condition, we carry a full line of high quality skin care products specifically designed to remedy flaws, and to improve and maintain skin tone and texture. Our staff of outstanding professionals is available to assist you in finding the best possible combination of products to help exfoliate, firm, and hydrate your skin so that you can put your best face forward every day.
Please contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can contact us by using the convenient form on our website or by calling us at 626.788.5779.
Elegantly turn back the hands of time:
Stephanie King, DC RN our Director of Patient Care and Services and Founder of Dedicated to Health Medical Group has shown a special insight when it comes to natural beauty and facial aesthetics. Dr. Stephanie has spent over 20 years pursing areas of natural health, anti-aging and restorative medicine. Stephanie has shared her expertise in natural health, wellness and body enhancements to like minded doctors and their staff in over 50 clinics both nationally and internationally. Her passion expresses itself in a customized approach to each patient, elegantly turning back the hands of time like magic, resulting in a refreshed, natural, beautiful, younger looking you. Stephanie and her hand picked team of experts, collaborate to bring you the sculptured beauty you desire. Stephanie along with her lifelong passion, has pursued extensive education and training in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, radio-frequency and ultrasound.
Stephanie and her team at Dedicated to Health Medical Group, provides each patient a subtle, refreshed, natural look, without the need for enhancements with surgery.
- Allergan Injection Training
- Masters of Aesthetics Course with Dr. Sam Assassa
- Educator and Instructor For Body Slimming Experts
- Consultant and Trainer Internationally & Nationally