LOOK AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL
Here at HEART AND SOUL we are committed to providing the highest quality and scientifically proven products with the latest technology to enhance your appearance. More than just offering an array of anti-aging services, we provide personalized care by getting to know each patient with a one on one consultation. Once we know your issues and desires, we can then tailor a treatment plan especially for you! Our staff has extensive training and hands on experience and we incorporate the latest, proven treatments for your benefit. Our goal is to exceed your expectations, each and every time, by providing you with a personal and customized experience.
Lumenis Ultra Pulse Fractional CO2 Laser
As today’s baby boomer age, greater numbers of patients are seeking ways to repair sun damaged skin and to minimize the ravages of time that cause skin to appear older. Our Lumenis CO2 fractional laser uses intense light pulses to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and to lighten redness and hyperpigmentation. This treatment also stimulates the production ofcollagen to give your skin better elasticity and a more youthful appearance. With proper sun protection, results of laser skin resurfacing can last for more than five years. Fractional treatments take the typical CO2 laser and lowers the power density and spreads out the beam so some of the skin is not treated and will heal faster.
Are You A Good Candidate For CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
If you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes or mouth or on your forehead, shallow scars, or uneven skin tone then you may be a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. However, if you are prone to acne outbreaks or if you have a very dark complexion, then you may not be a good candidate.
What You Need To Know
Fractional CO2 laser procedures typically involve one week of downtime because of peeling, redness and swelling. Patients can return to work in 5-7 days and will look as if they have bad sunburn. Our patients are prescribed Valium before the procedure to help them relax and Valtrex to help prevent fever blisters and are also required to have a driver transport them home. A post procedure kit is available for you to cleanse, moisturize, heal and protect the area treated by laser. Before your treatment, pre and post procedure instructions will be given and all questions answered.
Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair removal is a safe alternative to remove unwanted facial or body hair while eliminating razor burn and the “shadow” effect caused by shaving. Laser hair removal can be performed on all parts of the body including the cheeks, lip, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the bikini line, ears, nose and chest.
At Heart and Soul we utilize the Lumines LightSheer® laser hair reduction system, a gold standard in the industry. This system is indicated for the permanent reduction of unwanted hair (in all skin types – Fitzpatrick I-VI) and for the treatment of superficial veins (spider veins), pseudo folliculitis bar bae (razor bumps) and benign pigmented lesions (black or brown spots).
BOTOX® & DERMAL FILLERS
Botox and dermal fillers are two primary treatments used to enhance your appearance. Botox relaxes muscles and reduces wrinkle etching over time. Dermal fillers fill lines and stimulate collagen growth to diminish or eliminate wrinkles, folds or lines in the skin. Our providers have years of expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic by Allergan and can help guide you in which treatment would be best for you!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Botox for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet) and also for the temporary improvement of glabellar lines (frown lines between eyebrows). It works by keeping the muscles from tightening so wrinkles are less prominent. Our providers will assess your facial anatomy to determine which areas might benefit from botox without giving you a frozen unnatural appearance.
Dermal Fillers typically fall into two categories: hyaluronic acid or synthetic fillers. Well known and popular hyaluronic acid fillers are marketed under these names: Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane-L, Perlane-L and Belotero Balance. All being dermal fillers with the active ingredient hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the human body where it cushions and lubricates the joints and naturally provides fullness to the skin. These fillers work by binding with the water in the tissues to gently expand and add immediate fullness to areas of volume loss that have resulted in creases and folds on the face.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used in all areas of the face including around the eyes and in the lips. The results from these fillers are fairly instantaneous and can last anywhere from 6-12 months or longer and are made without any animal proteins and therefore do not require any skin testing prior to treatment. Many of these products are pre-mixed with a local anesthetic making the procedure virtually pain-free. There are subtle differences in each hyaluronic acid filler and we can help determine which product best fits your needs.
Well known synthetic fillers are marketed under names like Radiesse, Sculptra and Artefill. These dermal fillers contain substances not found in the human body and cause the body to encapsulate micro particles with collagen in your skin to provide longer lasting results, sometimes up to several years.
Radiesse uses calcium hydroxyapatite suspended in a water-based gel to provide immediate results lasting a year or longer. Radiesse can be used in most areas of the face and also in the backs of hands to provide a more youthful appearance. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid particles suspended in a sterile water solution and is frequently used for significant volume loss in the face. It lasts 2-3 years and works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production to increase facial volume. Artefill contains polymethylmethacralate micro particles suspended in a bovine/cow collagen. It is the first and only FDA approved microsphere enhanced collagen filler indicated for the nasolabial folds and is considered to be permanent filler.
As we mature, our skin will also begin to age and show signs of sun damage. Microdermabrasion is a pain free, fast and effective solution to restoring a youthful appearance to your skin. By removing dead skin cells, it exposes the healthy skin layers beneath giving your skin a soft feel and vibrant glow and also smooths away fine lines and uneven skin tone. Microdermabrasion is also used to blend away sun damage spots and opens pores to help remove clogs that lead to acne. In addition, it will also work to stimulate collagen production which results in firmer plumper skin. This is a non-invasive procedure with no down time and can be done as often as once a week. The only side effect may be a slight redness, similar to a mild sunburn, which fades in a few hours.
For more information, call 830-693-Well (9355) or contact us online.
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