As we age, our bodies go through a myriad of changes. Hair begins to thin out and turn gray, stomachs and hips may become a bit fuller. But among all the changes that come with age, skin wrinkles are probably the most noticeable.
At Accents Cosmetic Surgery, we understand the aging process. Our skilled staff is ready and able to help you age as gracefully as possible. Dr. Mark Berkowitz is a board-certified oculofacial surgeon, with years of specialized medical training and experience. We have many tools and procedures to help you achieve a healthier, more radiant appearance, and we'd be happy to show you how they can help eliminate the signs of aging. Learn more about the different skin rejuvenation treatments available from Accents when you contact us today and scheduling a consultation at our suburban Detroit, Michigan practice.
Patients who are bothered by forehead wrinkles or sagging corners of the mouth may find BOTOX® Cosmetic to be the solution for them. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a diluted protein injectable that is effective in relaxing stubborn lines and wrinkles, or raising a drooping brow. It works by relaxing muscles and skin, for a smooth, youthful appearance. The in office procedure is available anytime Dr. Berkowitz is in, and is often painless. There should be minimal swelling and discomfort afterwards, if any. Within a couple of days after the procedure, the results will be visible. The effects are expected to last 3 to 4 months, at which time BOTOX® Cosmetic can be re-administered safely.
Dysport® is similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, using one of the same ingredients, Clostridium botulinum. Dysport® also corrects frown lines and forehead wrinkles by relaxing the underlying facial muscles. The treatment is given via injection, right in the office. Although it is usually not needed, a topical anesthetic is available for the injection sites. After treatment, patients may experience headaches or eyelid drooping. In a few days time, lines and wrinkles will diminish in appearance. With several treatments, the effects of Dysport® could last around thirteen months.
Xeomin® has been approved in twenty countries, and used all over the world. It was recently approved by the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, for cosmetic use in the United States. Its advantages over Dysport and BOTOX® are two. One, it does not have to be refrigerated and will not lose its intended effect during transport. Two, the fact that it does not have additives decreases the likelihood that a patient will develop antibodies against it. The body's natural reaction to a foreign object is to form antibodies and attack it. Xeomin may have less of a tendency to cause this reaction.
Among the most popular cosmetic procedures today, injectable fillers have changed the aging landscape. Getting older no longer means having to look older, and our patients have been taking advantage of the comprehensive variety of choices of injectable fillers offered at the Accents Medical Spa. Injectable filler options include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Perlane®, ArteFill®, and Radiesse®.
At Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa we've made looking good a lot less painful. If your BOTOX® Cosmetic or wrinkle filler injections hurt or if you are like many and have avoided these treatments out of fear of the discomfort associated with injections, your answer has arrived in the Ouchless™ Needle.
This unique treatment allows for tightening of the skin, without the use of injections or surgery. Through the use of specialized radio frequency technology, Thermage® treatment heats the deep layer of your skin, in order to stimulate tightening of existing collagen, as well as production of new collagen. The top layer of skin remains cool and intact during the process, and little to no recovery time is required. Best of all, results from Thermage® are achieved in a single treatment. Most will experience a softening of lines and wrinkles, and will look younger and more well-rested than before.
If you're ready to visit our office in suburban Detroit, our BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane and other wrinkle treatments will rejuvenate your appearance so you look younger and more refreshed. Contact us online to experience our personalized approach to cosmetic procedures, and see why Michigan residents from Grand Rapids to Lansing are traveling to Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa.