Posts for category: Cosmetic Treatments

 
From tightening loose skin and smoothing out wrinkles to diminishing stubborn cellulite, these doctor-administered treatments are known to safely and effectively get the job done.
 
 
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Best Way to Banish Laugh Lines
 
A big smile is beautiful, but it can cause deep-set lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne uses a flexible form of hyaluronic acid to plump up these lines and folds for a natural look. 
 
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Serious Solution for Acne Scars
 
The only dermal filler that’s FDA-approved for treating acne scars, Bellafill helps fill and smooth depressed areas—even really deep scars—and lasts up to one year.
 
 
 
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Tried-and-True Skin Tightener
When loose skin is making you look older than you really are, but surgery isn’t in the cards, noninvasive Ultherapy uses ultrasound to help lift and tighten skin for a more youthful contour
 
4/12
 
All-Star Wrinkle Eraser
 
For stubborn expression lines and wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic turns back the clock by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause them, and results can last three to six months. 
 
 
5/12
 
Fight Fat in a Flash
 
Noninvasive CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the upper and lower stomach, flanks, and thighs—even the dreaded “bra bulge”—for a more svelte you in as little as one month. 
 
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Go-to Facial for a Healthy Glow
 
For a deeper clean than your standard facial, HydraFacial also includes microdermabrasion for a supercharged treatment that leaves skin looking lit from within. 
 
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Ultimate Cellulite Fighter
 
Cellfina, a minimally invasive procedure, claims to leave skin free of dimples by safely releasing bands under the skin that cause the rippled look. Plus, skin typically stays smooth for up to three years. 
 
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Multitasking Laser Treatment
 
A 20-minute skin-resurfacing treatment celebrities swear by— Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are fans—Clear + Brilliant boosts collagen and brightens skin for a radiant look. 
 
Image used for illustrative purposes only.
 
 
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Quick Fix for Better-Looking Hands
 
When wrinkles, crepey skin and a loss of volume make your hands look years older than your face, Radiesse is the only filler that’s FDA-approved to plump them back up. 
 
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Long-Lasting Skin Plumper
 
Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler in that it not only plumps up sunken areas like the cheeks but also causes the body to produce more collagen, which naturally decreases with age. 
 
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Powerhouse Skin Resurfacer
 
Bring back your skin’s youthful radiance with HALO, a hybrid fractional laser—it uses ablative and nonablative technology—to get rid of pesky pigment problems while softening skin.
 
Image used for illustrative purposes only.
 
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Beauty Made Easy
 
Like a credit card for beauty, CareCredit lets you finance your favorite treatments and procedures with convenient monthly payments and no worries.
By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
August 13, 2018
Tags: Restylane  


Restylane Lyft—the injectable gel filler formerly known as Perlane—just received FDA-approval to be used on the hands. Today, Nestlé Skin Health announced that hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands, making it the first hyaluronic acid filler to get approval for this area. 

This announcement gives the calcium-based filler Radiesse some competition, as prior to this it was the only filler to be approved by the FDA for the hands. To find out what this news means for someone considering a hand rejuvenation, we reached out to an expert injector who broke down the differences between the two fillers. 

“Radiesse is a calcium-based product and Restylane is a sugar-based gel,” explains West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD. “Radiesse is sort of thicker and white, and Restylane Lyft is clear and is made of hyaluronic acid. I like Radiesse for people who have a little bit thicker skin and I usually dilute with an anesthetic or reconstitute it to thin it out. I like to use Restylane Lyft for people with thinner skin, so it may be better suited for someone a little bit older.”

The FDA approval of Restylane Lyft for the hands comes after a clinical trial of 89 patients over the age of 22. Study results showed that participants who had the backs of their hands injected the dermal fillers saw improvement in volume for up to six months. This new approval makes Restylane Lyft the only dermal filler on the market that has FDA approval on three separate treatment areas—the midface/cheeks, nasolabial folds and the backs of the hands. 

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
July 23, 2018
Tags: Untagged

NewBeauty Award Winners: The Best In-Office Treatments That Get Results

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From tightening loose skin and smoothing out wrinkles to diminishing stubborn cellulite, these doctor-administered treatments are known to safely and effectively get the job done.

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1/12

Best Way to Banish Laugh Lines

A big smile is beautiful, but it can cause deep-set lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne uses a flexible form of hyaluronic acid to plump up these lines and folds for a natural look. 

2/12

Serious Solution for Acne Scars

The only dermal filler that’s FDA-approved for treating acne scars, Bellafill helps fill and smooth depressed areas—even really deep scars—and lasts up to one year.

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

3/12

Tried-and-True Skin Tightener

When loose skin is making you look older than you really are, but surgery isn’t in the cards, noninvasive Ultherapy uses ultrasound to help lift and tighten skin for a more youthful contour

4/12

All-Star Wrinkle Eraser

For stubborn expression lines and wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic turns back the clock by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause them, and results can last three to six months. 

5/12

Fight Fat in a Flash

Noninvasive CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the upper and lower stomach, flanks and thighs—even the dreaded “bra bulge”—for a more svelte you in as little as one month. 

6/12

Go-to Facial for a Healthy Glow

For a deeper clean than your standard facial, HydraFacial also includes microdermabrasion for a supercharged treatment that leaves skin looking lit from within. 

7/12

Ultimate Cellulite Fighter

Cellfina, a minimally invasive procedure, claims to leave skin free of dimples by safely releasing bands under the skin that cause the rippled look. Plus, skin typically stays smooth for up to three years. 

8/12

Multitasking Laser Treatment

A 20-minute skin-resurfacing treatment celebrities swear by— Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are fans—Clear + Brilliant boosts collagen and brightens skin for a radiant look. 

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

9/12

Quick Fix for Better-Looking Hands

When wrinkles, crepey skin and a loss of volume make your hands look years older than your face,Radiesse is the only filler that’s FDA-approved to plump them back up. 

10/12

Long-Lasting Skin Plumper

Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler in that it not only plumps up sunken areas like the cheeks, but also causes the body to produce more collagen, which naturally decreases with age. 

11/12

Powerhouse Skin Resurfacer

Bring back your skin’s youthful radiance with HALO, a hybrid fractional laser—it uses ablative and nonablative technology—to get rid of pesky pigment problems while softening skin.

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

12/12

Beauty Made Easy

Like a credit card for beauty, CareCredit lets you finance your favorite treatments and procedures with convenient monthly payments and no worries.

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
May 31, 2018
Tags: Acid Fillers   Fillers  

This New Hyaluronic Acid Filler Promises Next to No Swelling

Photo Credits: Christian Weigel/Corbis/VCG/ Getty Images

Fillers, especially hyaluronic acid ones, possess a plethora of beauty enhancing capabilities—they can lift, augment, and plump deficient areas for a more streamlined and defined visage. And with all the options available at the doctor’s office today, finding one that can check off every box on the list isn’t like finding a needle in a haystack. Yes, they all differ. And, yes, they come with different price tags and nuances. But the newest hyaluronic acid-based filler offers a big advantage over the some of the most tried-and-true injectables out there—it doesn’t cause nearly as much post-injection swelling.

Revanesse Versa, which received FDA approval in 2017 and launched in January 2018, uses a special highly controlled wet milling technology, which, according to Nashville, TN dermatologist Michael Gold, MD is basically the manufacturing process behind the gel. “There are a series of screens that the gel is pressed through which results in a uniform particle shape, size, and smoother solution.” Besides being well balanced and having less surface area, another benefit to the spherical molecules in Versa is less swelling. In clinical trials, Versa was shown to produce less swelling than other fillers, which can cause 24% more swelling—and less swelling equals less downtime, a big plus to patients. “In theory, the small, uniform, spherical particles promote optimal integration into the tissue, resulting in the body being less likely to recognize it as a foreign substance,” says Dr. Gold.

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Considered the ‘microbrewery brand of aesthetic fillers’, Revanesse Versa is tested in-house before distribution, and to further ensure quality control, every syringe is individually inspected to make sure that it is safe and effective. The brand believes that small patch production ensures a high standard of quality and fresh products.

Priced less than its competitors, Versa treats moderate to severe lines and wrinkles and, according to Dr. Gold, lasts as long as every other hyaluronic acid filler when injected properly in the right patient for the right indication. One million syringes have been sold worldwide to date with no reported cases of nodules or granulomas—a huge coup for a new filler.

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
May 29, 2018
Tags: Botox  

Botox TreatmentNo matter how well you care for your skin, fine lines and wrinkles tend to appear as you get older. Botox injections help smooth lines, making you appear more youthful. Injectables are just one of the anti-aging treatments Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz of Z Aesthetic Dermatology, offers.

What is Botox?

Botox is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment that uses small amounts of the purified botulinum toxin to reduce lines and wrinkles. Once injected, Botox relaxes facial muscles that contract when you frown, laugh, or make other facial expressions. Although you'll probably begin to notice an improvement a few days after your treatment, the full effects won't be noticeable for about two weeks. For the next three months or longer, your fine lines and wrinkles will be smoother and less visible. If you want to maintain your results, you'll simply schedule a follow-up appointment with your Baton Rouge, LA dermatologist.

When it Botox used?

Do you have permanent horizontal lines on forehead due to raising your eyebrows or furrowing your brow when you concentrate? Lines on your forehead can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and avoid hairstyles that leave your forehead exposed. Botox injections smooth your forehead lines and increase your hairstyle choices.

Frowning or squinting causes vertical lines that look like the number eleven to form between your eyes. Unfortunately, these lines tend to make people look tired or angry when they're perfectly happy and well-rested. Injecting a little Botox into the lines offers a simple way to refresh your appearance. Botox injectables also minimize the appearance of crow's feet and lines that appear around the mouth.

Are Botox injections painful?

Botox injections may sting a little, but most people don't notice any pain. Before you receive your injections, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your face to minimize any discomfort. After your treatment, you can continue on with your normal activities, although you should avoid massaging the treated area or exercising for several hours.

Enhance your appearance with Botox. Call our Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Zedlitz of Z Aesthetic Dermatology, at (225) 778-7540 to schedule your appointment.