Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. In youthful skin, there is an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity - all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance. At Renew By MD we work with your individual skin type and help rejuvenate these areas.
Each person has a different skin type and need. Contact us for a personal appointment and we will come up with your personalized skin solution.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler: It Just Gets Better™
The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.
By replenishing the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Restylane is a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
Whether your need is to rejuvenate skin, smooth wrinkles or enhance facial contours or lips – Restylane has the product to make you look good and feel great. It provides instant and long-lasting aesthetic results.
Safe and Natural
Restylane is one of the safest ways to enhance your looks. With over 20 million treatments worldwide and an extensive clinical documentation, Restylane is scientifically proven to give instant results and have a long-lasting effect as a natural beauty treatment.
The results of Restylane can be seen instantly – and as the treatment is non-surgical, with minimal downtime you can get on with living life to the full.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.
Sculptra Aesthetic. Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years.* So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds,** that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Bellafill® uses an innovative blend of 2 distinct components to create results that are both immediate and long lasting. Suspended within its smooth collagen gel base are tiny polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. Once it's injected, the collagen goes to work immediately, adding natural-looking volume to soften smile lines or acne scars. Over time, your body naturally metabolizes the collagen — but that doesn't mean your results disappear. The PMMA microspheres work as a scaffolding system, supporting the development of your own collagen and laying the foundation for long-term smoothness. With Bellafill®, you don't have to decide between looking great now and looking great later.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is an extract of your own blood that contains 3-5 times more platelets, growth factors and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
The healing properties of the components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
- Acne scarring
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It's not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow's feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin's surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow's feet to form over time.
Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow's feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
A safe form of treatment
Unlike other cosmetic procedures that can cause severe bruising or internal bleeding, Botox treatments are a far safer option. Patients who have any form of Botox treatment will also have a far quicker recovery than those who opt for other forms of cosmetic procedures. Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989, and to date, no fatalities or serious side effects have been reported in association with its use.
Botox helps you look younger
Botox treatments are an ideal solution for patients who want to look a few years younger than they are. These treatments work by reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes, on the forehead and on the face. This can be especially beneficial to older people who may be single and keen to start new relationships. Eliminating unsightly wrinkles and lines will give their confidence the exact boost they need to meet new people.
Eliminate excessive hyperhidrosis
A large percentage of the population suffers from excessive perspiration, which can lead to embarrassment and diminished self-esteem. Many doctors have used Botox injections to treat this condition, and the results have been remarkable. Patients once again have the confidence to go out in warmer weather without having to worry about perspiring excessively. Although this may not be a permanent solution to a patient’s hyperhidrosis, each course of injections is able to last for up to seven months.
Reduce the occurance of migraines
Patients who suffer from regular migraine attacks will know just how painful and debilitating they can be. A series of Botox injection treatments has been shown to reduce the occurrence of migraines substantially. Botox helps to relax the muscles that are responsible for the onset of these headaches, and is also said to assist with blocking the sensory nerves that send the pain signals through to the brain.
More convenient than surgery
An added reason to consider Botox treatments is because patients who opt for them have a far quicker recovery period than those who opt for traditional plastic surgery. This is especially beneficial to those who cannot afford to take time out from their regular work schedules to recover. In many cases, patients are able to return to work and resume their day-to- day lives within a day or two at the most.
Dysport is a neurotoxin that works by blocking the communication between nerve and muscle. Normally, the nerve “speaks” to the muscle and tells it to contract. This communication is present and critical for movement of all muscles in the body. The upper face is unique in that movement is not vital for function. We can use this principle to weaken the muscles of the upper face in order to decrease wrinkles without affecting function.
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. But, with just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Dysport is a relaxer that substantially reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other creases in the face when it’s administered. It is usually compared to Botox due to the list of similarities between the two treatments. Although Botox is more often used, some people and even surgeons may choose to use Dysport.
Here are the top 5 reasons why patients prefer Dysport over Botox:
- Some people respond better to Dysport. It has less protein in it which allows it to be more tolerable to some people
- Some surgeons and patients believe that Dysport’s results last longer than some other injectable treatment matertials
- Dysport is said to work efficiently
- Dysport gives fast results
- It is said that Dysport’s results are quite noticeable
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.
Xeomin has the main advantage of having no additives. This means the human body is less likely to become resistant to this pure-form injectable because there are fewer ingredients in the solution. Some patients have developed antibodies to Botox and Dysport which leads to their bodies rejecting the treatments.