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Could a Non Surgical Butt Lift Be Right for You

Could a Non-Surgical Butt Lift Be Right for You?

Could a Non-Surgical Butt Lift Be Right for You?

Do you wish that you could improve the appearance of your backside? Many people are unhappy with the shape of their buttocks, but it can be difficult to target this area with diet and exercise. 

The good news is that there are treatment options that can help refine and reshape this area without the need for invasive surgery. A non-surgical butt lift may be the right choice for you. 

Learn more about how Novo Med Spa can help you become more satisfied with your butt with these simple procedures. 

Evolve Treatments for a Non-Surgical Butt Lift

If you are ready to take action to improve the appearance of your buttocks, then you need to know what revolutionary technologies are available on the market today. At Novo Med Spa, we offer the top technologies to treat this area of the body with Evolve body contouring.

There are three types of Evolve treatment. Deciding which of these is right for your non-surgical butt lift requires a thorough examination during your initial consultation. All Evolve treatments are designed to target signs of aging in the body. The three technologies are: 

  • Evolve Tite
  • Evolve Tone
  • Evolve Trim

Each one has a unique approach to offer you the butt that you have been dreaming of without the need for surgical intervention. Here is an overview of the technologies you may want to take advantage of.

Evolve Tite

One of the main signs that your body is undergoing the aging process is a decrease in collagen and elastin. These two components of the skin are what give it the natural ability to bounce back and appear firmer. It can be a challenge to increase the production of these compounds in large areas of the body, but Evolve Tite can help. 

With this procedure, the deeper layers of skin are targeted with radiofrequency energy to encourage the body to produce more of these key compounds. At the same time, it also targets loose skin fibers to give you tighter and more elastic skin.

Evolve Tone

Maybe your complaint about your butt is not that it has less collagen or elastin but that it lacks tone. A non-surgical butt lift with the Evolve Tone technology might be the right fit for you if a careful exercise routine isn’t yielding the results you desire. 

Evolve Tone works on a different level than the Evolve Tite. It uses electrical stimulation to cause your muscles to contract and relax at regular intervals, just like they would if you were taking part in a strenuous workout. 

Most patients even report feeling some muscle soreness, just like they would after a regular workout. However, the only thing you will have to do is recline in one of our chairs and unwind instead of working up a sweat. You will build tone this way much faster than you would with a regular exercise routine. 

Evolve Trim

Last but not least, you may benefit from the Evolve Trim technology if you are searching for a non-surgical butt lift. If you have tried exercising and dieting to target fat and cellulite in your buttocks with no results, then you might be a great candidate for Evolve Trim. 

Evolve Trim aims to permanently eliminate the fat cells in large parts of the body, the buttocks included. 

A non-surgical butt lift with Evolve Trim uses radiofrequency energy like the Evolve Tite, but it combines it with vacuum technology. Radiofrequency works to destroy those pesky fat cells for good. At the same time, the vacuum technology works hard to tone the skin in the treatment area. 

The result is a decrease in the amount of fat seen beneath the skin in your butt.

Are You a Good Candidate for Evolve?

If you are seeking a non-surgical butt lift, you might be wondering whether the Evolve treatments are a good fit for you. Patients who want to reduce fat in the butt, tone the area, or trim down their size could be ideal candidates for a non-surgical butt lift using this technology. 

Before you sign up for this treatment, you want to ensure that you have a healthy lifestyle. This will give you the best results and yield long-term results for you. We can review your lifestyle and your unique needs during a consultation to ensure that these treatments are a good fit for you. 

The only other thing you will need is time to commit to receiving regular sessions with one of our providers. Fortunately, it requires very little time to perform any of these treatments. Some can be done within just 15 to 20 minutes. 

The other benefit is that they have no downtime, so you can easily return to your office or run errands directly following your session. Compared to the downtime that you might experience with more invasive surgery, non-surgical butt lifts can present a great option for most people.

Book a Consultation Today

Are you ready to explore the options for your non-surgical butt lift? At Novo Med Spa, we believe in offering top-of-the-line technology to help you achieve satisfaction with your appearance. 

We also know that aesthetic treatments are not a one-size-fits-all solution. This is why we encourage our patients to book a consultation with us so that we can review all of the options. 

If you think that Evolve technologies may be the right fit for you, reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. We are located in Frisco, TX, but we also serve the McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville areas for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

Face Contouring

Non-Surgical Face Contouring to Combat Aging

Non-Surgical Face Contouring to Combat Aging

Aging impacts the quality and appearance of your skin, particularly when it comes to your face. You might notice a gradual decrease in how tight or firm your face appears, but aging also affects the surrounding areas. Your neck and jawline may have looser skin as you grow older, and your skin may lose its brightness, resulting in a duller look. 

How can you improve the appearance of your face and surrounding areas without surgery? You may want to learn more about non-surgical facial contouring with an Evoke facial treatment from our providers at Novo Med Spa.

Why Facial Contouring Helps

Knowing what to expect from the aging process is crucial to understanding whether non-surgical face contouring is the right treatment for you. Are you noticing a decrease in the quality of the skin on your face, neck, or along the jawline? Maybe you are seeing some of the following common issues that accompany the aging process:

  • Wrinkled skin
  • Sagging jawline or neck
  • Crepey skin 

These signs could be related to a decrease in collagen and elastin. 

Collagen is perhaps best known for contributing to a youthful look. It creates firm skin that appears tight over the face. Many treatments and supplements are designed to bolster collagen production as you age and collagen production decreases. 

In a similar vein, elastin also promotes the appearance of younger skin and can decrease as you grow older. As your skin starts to sag or develops more wrinkles, you might be ready to start thinking about facial contouring using less invasive methods like Evoke.

Evoke Facial Treatments

If you want to treat aging skin to restore a more youthful appearance, Evoke facial treatments could be the right fit for you. This hands-free device will carefully sculpt the areas where it is applied, resulting in a more contoured and defined look. 

The Evoke device can be applied to the face, where you may have lots of dynamic wrinkles due to repeated movements and expressions that are part of everyday life. However, many of our patients like to use Evoke on the neck and jawline because it is a powerful treatment for sagging skin that surfaces in these areas. 

Evoke relies on radiofrequency to penetrate the layers of the skin that aren’t visible from the surface. This calculated targeting is why the device is so powerful for non-surgical facial contouring. It works by focusing on and breaking down skin fibers, ultimately reshaping skin for a tighter look. 

The thermal energy from the device minimizes the structure of looser fibers of skin, which will encourage your skin to stick more tightly to your natural face shape. As a result, you will see a contoured appearance that often results in a slimming view as well. 

This is not the only benefit of this radiofrequency treatment, though. It also encourages the body to produce more collagen and elastin so that these areas will tone and contour themselves between your treatments. Our patients are pleased with the overall results of facial contouring because the work continues even after they leave our office. 

With Evoke facial contouring, you can expect to see a marked improvement in the vitality of your skin for long after your treatment.

How Was Evoke Developed?

Are you curious about the technology behind the device that promises more youthful skin and an antidote to wrinkled or crepey skin? A lot of research has gone into the development of Evoke. You can rest assured that we are using cutting-edge technology to help with facial contouring. 

The device employs proprietary technology known as Acquire, Control, and Extend (A.C.E.). This technology allows the device to target the deeper layers of skin with the ideal amount of energy at any given time. It never gives too much energy or too little energy, bringing you optimal results in each treatment session. 

Because the system is so well researched and applied, it allows us to get more consistent results for our patients. Evoke is a breakthrough technology when it comes to facial contouring that gives better results.

What Is a Session Like?

Are you concerned about what an Evoke session will feel like? Most of our patients look forward to their non-surgical facial contouring appointments because they can be quite relaxing. Recline in our chairs and unwind while we pamper you and work to improve the quality of your skin. 

You might experience a slightly warm sensation in the areas where Evoke is applied. It can be quite comfortable and even enjoyable. Take this time for yourself to relax before you hurry back to your schedule.   

There is little to no downtime following your treatment, so you can get right back to your busy life. Many people find that they can book their treatment during a long lunch break and still have time to get back to the office to resume a busy afternoon. 

Personalized Treatments for Non-Surgical Facial Contouring

While we know how powerful Evoke treatments can be for our patients, we also recognize that each patient is unique. We don’t believe in a simple one-size-fits-all solution to aging skin, and that same mindset applies to non-surgical facial contouring. 

Our professionals start each treatment plan with a detailed consultation in which we will review your goals and desired outcomes. 

If you are interested in booking an appointment for this procedure, the first step is to set up a consultation at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We also serve the McKinney, Plano, Lewisville, and Denton areas. Give us a call today to set up your first consultation with one of our experienced team members!

Facial Lines

Can Injectables Help Me Reduce Facial Lines?

Can Injectables Help Me Reduce Facial Lines?

It’s not unusual to begin to see wrinkles in your 30s,or 40s. These lines can appear as natural signs of aging, or they may be due to repetitive facial expressions. Whatever the cause, lines and wrinkles can be a source of frustration to anyone seeking to maintain the youthful look of their face. 

Cosmetic injectables with neurotoxins can smooth out wrinkles where they have occurred. In some cases, they may prevent lines from appearing. Read on to find out how injectables can assist you in obtaining your skin goals!

What Are Injectables?

Neurotoxin injectables are the most popular cosmetic treatment procedure in the United States. Known as wrinkle-reducers, they are injected into the skin to help smooth and rejuvenate areas where lines have appeared. 

Injectables containing botulinum toxin type A are used to treat specific wrinkles and lines that commonly appear on the face. Two of the most common injectables are Botox and Dysport, which are both offered by Novo Med Spa.

Botox

Botox is commonly used to reduce lines that have formed over time in the face. These lines may appear when you make certain expressions, such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. 

Everyone uses facial expressions to convey emotions, and many people develop wrinkles in the areas where the skin has contracted frequently. Common areas that are treated with Botox include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines

The use of Botox will relax the nerves that cause muscle movements when making facial expressions, resulting in a smoother, less-lined appearance. 

At Novo Med Spa, we also use Botox to assist in smoothing marionette lines, bunny lines around the nose, and lip flips. Other uses include treating excessive sweating and TMJ.

Dysport

Dysport is similar to Botox in that it is also a neurotoxin formulated with botulinum toxin type A. It relaxes the nerve impulses that typically cause expression lines to form, resulting in a smoothed-out area at the place of injection. 

This injectable is commonly used to treat frown lines that appear between the eyebrows, also known as “11s.” In some cases, it may also be used for crow’s feet or forehead creases.

Why Should I Use Neurotoxin Injectables Instead of Dermal Fillers?

People often think that dermal fillers and neurotoxins are interchangeable, but they are not. Botox and Dysport use botulinum toxin type A as their main ingredient, while dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid. 

They also have different mechanisms for achieving their results. While Botox and Dysport block the nerve impulses that result in wrinkles, dermal fillers are used to plump and round out areas of the face that have begun sagging or have lost volume. 

Finally, the types of wrinkles or areas that are treated are different. Botox and Dysport are commonly used to reduce lines, crow’s feet, and expression lines. Dermal fillers are used to plump the lips, fill in areas that have become hollow due to a loss of volume, or contour specific areas of the face.

When you set up a consultation at Novo Med Spa, we’ll review the goals you are seeking to obtain. Once we understand the results you are seeking, we will set up a treatment plan that is appropriate for you. If you are seeking to improve the appearance of crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, we will likely recommend injectables.

What Can I Expect During a Botox or Dysport Treatment?

At Novo Med Spa, we are often able to perform your consultation and treatment in the same session. Our highly skilled team is qualified to perform injectable treatments, and we’ll begin your appointment with a thorough examination of the facial area. We’ll work with you to understand your goals and the areas that you want to smooth out. 

During the consultation, we’ll need to have an understanding of your medical history. You may also feel free to ask us any questions that you may have related to the treatment.

Once you agree to the treatment plan, we’ll begin by fully cleansing the areas to be treated. You’ll be asked to make specific expressions, like frowning, smiling, or showing anger. This allows us to determine where the muscles are that cause the lines that are appearing on your skin. 

We’ll inject either Botox or Dysport into these areas, depending on which is a better fit for your unique needs.

The entire procedure is very short and generally lasts less than half an hour. Once you’ve finished, you can return to your regular activities. The results may not be immediately apparent but will gradually show within five to seven days.

How Long Do Results from Injectables Last?

The results that you receive from injectables will last anywhere from three to four months. It completely varies depending on the person, the area treated, and whether Botox or Dysport is used. Once the injectable begins to wear off, you can have a touch-up performed to maintain your results.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Injectables?

Potentially anyone is a good candidate for injectables. If you’re concerned about the appearance of wrinkles or want to potentially prevent them from occurring, speak with one of our trained providers. We will discuss your unique situation and design an appropriate treatment plan that fits your needs. 

Ready to Talk About Injectables?

Contact Novo Med Spa to schedule a consultation for injectables, including Botox or Dysport treatments. Our skilled team can answer any questions you have and ensure that the injectable treatment you receive meets your expectations. 

Our location is within a short drive of McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville, making us easily accessible throughout the region. 

Dermal Fillers

Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?

Are Dermal Fillers Right for You?

Over time, it’s common for skin to begin to lose its elasticity. Those in their 30s and 40s may begin to see the signs of aging, including lines on the face and slight sagging. You may notice a loss of volume or fullness in some areas, such as in the cheeks or around the mouth. 

For those who want to restore a more youthful appearance without resorting to surgical procedures, dermal fillers are a good option to consider.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can be used to increase volume, smooth fine lines, and soften creases on the face. While most people associate dermal fillers as a treatment for wrinkles, they can be used for various other issues. Some of the more common uses for dermal fillers include:

  • Filling in lines around the nose and mouth
  • Restoring or enhancing volume to areas of the cheeks
  • Reducing vertical lip lines
  • Enhancing the size of the lips

The knowledgeable staff at Novo Med Spa will work with you to design a treatment plan using dermal fillers. Our team is skilled in administering dermal fillers to combat the effects of aging.

What Types of Dermal Fillers Are Available?

There are a number of dermal fillers available today. Some of the most common include Juvéderm and Restylane, which we offer at our clinic. These dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. 

This substance is completely natural and is part of your skin’s makeup. It helps to keep the skin plump and fully hydrated. 

Juvéderm 

The Juvéderm line of fillers is commonly recommended to plump and smooth certain areas of the face. The results of Juvéderm treatment may include:

  • Plumping the hollow areas directly underneath the eyes
  • Smoothing marionette lines that form around the lips
  • Enhancing the size of the lips
  • Reducing folds that occur between the nose and lips
  • Filling out chin wrinkles
  • Hiding acne scars, such as pitting of the skin

Juvéderm has been approved for use by the FDA since 2006 and is regarded around the world as a premier treatment for restoring volume and plumpness to the face.

Restylane

Restylane was the first hyaluronic filler to be approved by the FDA. This line of fillers is a leading treatment for reducing wrinkles and plumping areas of the face. Some of the benefits of Restylane include:

  • Softening the nasolabial folds that appear between the nose and lips
  • Reducing chin wrinkles
  • Smoothing vertical lip lines
  • Plumping marionette lines 
  • Providing volume to tear troughs under the eyes
  • Enhancing and lifting cheeks

We offer Restylane fillers to clients who are seeking to restore volume and a more youthful look to their faces.

What Should I Expect During a Dermal Filler Treatment?

Before a dermal filler treatment, you will go through an initial consultation process. A  member of our skilled team will examine your face and discuss the areas that you would like to be treated. 

After the consultation, we will tell you what fillers will be best for you to obtain the results that you desire. We’ll also answer any questions that you have to ensure that you are 100% comfortable with the process.

During the Treatment

Once you have decided to receive dermal fillers, you’ll schedule an appointment with our team. When you arrive, we’ll take you to our comfortable treatment area where you can relax. Before injecting the fillers, we’ll thoroughly cleanse your face of any makeup or residue. 

Both Juvéderm and Restylane contain a small amount of lidocaine, which is a mild anesthetic. This will help to reduce any discomfort when they are injected. 

The entire procedure is very quick and may be completed over a lunch break. Your appointment should be less than one hour. You can return to work or other normal activities directly after the treatment.

How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?

Juvéderm and Restylane results last between 4 and 12 months. The length of time they remain visible varies, as some people may absorb the hyaluronic acid more quickly than others. Once the fillers wear off, you may seek a touch-up from our team at Novo Med Spa.

After injection, the results are visible immediately. 

What Are the Advantages of Dermal Fillers Over Other Options?

There are a few advantages of using dermal fillers over other procedures, such as a facelift. 

Non-Surgical

The use of dermal fillers to restore volume and provide contour to the face is completely non-surgical. Thus, there is virtually no downtime, and they are minimally invasive. When you undergo dermal fillers, you’re injecting a natural substance that’s already a part of your skin.

Not Permanent

While undergoing an invasive treatment, such as a facelift, is permanent, dermal fillers are not. If you want to try an alternative treatment, you can rest easy knowing that the fillers will wear off within a few months. There are also options available to reduce the filler immediately, should you want to.

Can Help Restore Collagen

Skin begins to lose elasticity with age due to a loss of collagen. Using dermal fillers can help you to replenish the hyaluronic acid in your skin. This helps to stimulate the new growth of collagen, potentially giving your skin a more hydrated, youthful, and healthy appearance.

Curious About Dermal Fillers?

If you’ve been considering dermal fillers and would like to see what your options are, reach out to Novo Med Spa. We offer a full range of dermal filler services, including Restylane and Juvéderm. 

Our experienced staff will work with you to develop a full treatment plan to restore volume and enhance the youthfulness of your skin. We serve patients from in and around McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville.

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Does Botox Work Right Away?

In recent years, Botox injections have become one of the most popular methods for erasing wrinkles. This treatment is fast-acting, and it can provide long-lasting results. If you are considering getting an injection, here is everything you need to know from the professionals here at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

 

Does Botox Work Quickly?

The results of an injection are usually immediate, but they can vary depending on the person. Some people may see a noticeable difference right away, while others may not see any change until the full effects are visible within two weeks.

 

The speed at which this treatment takes effect can depend on many factors, including the person’s age, skin type, and how severe the wrinkles are. Generally speaking, younger people tend to see results more quickly than those who are older. And people with thicker skin often see results sooner than those with thinner skin. Additionally, if the wrinkles are very deep, it may take a few treatments before they are completely gone.

 

How Long Does This Treatment Last?

The results of this treatment can last for several months, although the length of time will differ from person to person. On average, most people see the effects of their injections for three to four months. However, some people may find that their results last for six months or longer. As the muscles slowly regain their strength, the wrinkles will gradually begin to reappear.

 

What Is Botox?

This treatment is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. A neurotoxin is a poison that interferes with the workings of the nervous system. Botulinum toxin, which is found in this injectable, is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscles. When it is injected into the skin, it blocks the signals from the brain that tell the muscles to contract. This prevents wrinkles from forming as the skin relaxes.

 

This treatment can be used to treat wrinkles you already have, but it’s also great at preventing wrinkles from forming. For this reason, it’s increasingly popular among younger people who want to preserve their youthful, fresh looks for longer.

 

Is It Safe to Get a Neurotoxin Injection?

This is a very safe treatment with minimal risks. Hundreds of thousands of people get these injections every year to smooth out their wrinkles. This is also an FDA-approved treatment.

 

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

These injections are most effective on wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions, such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and the lines between your eyebrows. If you have wrinkles that are not caused by muscle contractions, such as those that are due to sun damage or aging, Botox may not be the best option for you.

 

The average age for getting Botox is around 31 years old. However, this varies depending on the person. Some people may start to see wrinkles at a younger age, while others may not see any wrinkles until they are in their forties or fifties. If you are considering getting Botox, the best way to find out if it is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a professional.

 

At Novo Med Spa, we offer a variety of different injectable treatments that can help you achieve the look you desire.

 

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

If you have an infection or inflammation in the area where you will be injected, you should not get this treatment. This treatment is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

 

What Is the Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and reduce wrinkles. Unlike neurotoxin injections, dermal fillers do not relax the muscles, though. They work by filling in the lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

 

Dermal fillers are really best at treating static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are wrinkles that stay the same, no matter what. They form when the skin is stretched out for a long time, and they also form due to natural sagging that occurs when your skin starts to lose collagen and elastin as you age.

 

Neurotoxins are better at treating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that happen when you move your face, like when you smile or frown.

 

Can I Have This Treatment and Dermal Fillers At the Same Time?

You can absolutely have both Botox and dermal fillers at the same time! In fact, many people choose to do this in order to get the most comprehensive results. If you are interested in getting both treatments, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our expert injectors. They will be able to assess your individual needs and create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you.

 

At Novo Med Spa, we offer a variety of different injectable treatments that can help you achieve the look you desire. We also offer a wide range of other aesthetic services, such as chemical peels, SilkPeel, microneedling, and much more.

 

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The treatment itself only takes a few minutes. However, you should plan on being at the appointment for at least 30 minutes to allow time for the consultation and numbing cream (if desired).

 

The injection process takes only a few minutes, and it is relatively painless. A small needle is used to inject the Botox into the muscles in your face. Depending on the exact extent of your goals, your age, and other factors, we’ll be able to estimate how many injections you will need and let you know before your first treatment.

 

Is There Recovery Time?

There is no recovery time required after getting these injections. You will be able to go about your day as normal once you’re done! You should avoid rubbing or massaging the injection site for 24 hours after your treatment, however. You should also avoid lying down for four hours after the injection.

 

It’s also a good idea to protect your skin from the sun. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day, even if you’re not going to be outside for very long. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles and age your skin prematurely. It’s also smart to avoid extreme heat for a few days after your treatment. This means no saunas, hot tubs, or steam rooms.

 

How Should I Prepare for My Injections?

You should avoid taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications for two weeks before your injection. You should also avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment.

 

Aspirin is a blood thinner, meaning it makes it harder for your body to form clots. This can be helpful in certain situations, like if you are trying to prevent a heart attack. However, it also means that you are more likely to bruise than if you were not taking aspirin. This is why it is important to stop taking aspirin before getting any kind of injection.

 

You should also avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment. This is because alcohol can thin your blood and cause you to bruise more easily. It can also make the injection process painful. If you are taking any other medications, please let us know during your consultation. We’ll help you understand what you might need to pause and for how long.

 

Can I Do Anything to Extend My Injection Results?

There are a few things you can do to help extend the results of your treatment:

 

Use a Topical Retinoid Cream

Retinoids help to increase collagen production and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Get Regular Facials

Facials can help to exfoliate your skin and improve circulation. Just remember not to rub your face until after your injection settles!

 

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important for overall health, including the health of your skin.

 

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats can help to nourish your skin from the inside out.

 

Avoid Smoking

Smoking can cause wrinkles and dry out your skin. If you smoke, now is a great time to quit!

 

Find Out If This Treatment Is Right for You!

If you are considering getting these injections, contact us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule a consultation. Our team of experts will help you determine if this treatment is right for you. We will also answer any questions that you may have about the injection process or the aftercare. Call us today to get started!

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How Often Can You Do Dermaplaning?

If you want to improve your skin and are looking for a simple, non-invasive, and effective skincare treatment to transform your complexion, dermaplaning is the perfect option. This treatment is designed to exfoliate the skin and give it an immediate glow that radiates vibrancy and youth. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer this effective exfoliating treatment that will improve your skin texture, increase cellular turnover, and help you achieve luminous, glowing skin.

How Often Can You Schedule Dermaplaning Treatments?

Dermaplaning is the perfect treatment for those who want to wake up their complexion or want to improve their skin before a special event because post-treatment, it results in a natural, dewy, healthy glow that even your favorite highlighter can’t beat. Unlike many treatments that require several weeks to months between treatments, you can make this treatment a part of your monthly skincare routine.

The Importance of Regular Exfoliation

Healthy skin requires regular exfoliation. Exfoliation isn’t a one-and-done treatment because your skin naturally creates new skin cells every month, so in order to maintain a healthy glow, you need to remove the dead skin cell layer that’s hiding those new, younger cells.

Sometimes exfoliating face washes and scrubs aren’t enough; your skin needs something more. Scheduling a physical exfoliation treatment like dermaplaning is the perfect way to exfoliate your skin, speed its cellular turnover rate, and promote skin health from one month to the next.

Designing the Right Treatment Plan

Everyone’s skin is different, so if you’re interested in experiencing this skincare treatment and making it a regular part of your anti-aging skincare routine, you must first schedule a consultation.

Our experts will design an effective treatment plan custom-tailored to your skin type to help you achieve your skincare goals. An initial pre-treatment consultation is the best way to determine how often you should schedule your treatments to give your skin the regular exfoliation it needs to stay as healthy and youthful as possible.

What Are the Benefits?

It Gently Exfoliates the Skin

Your skin needs exfoliation, but not everyone’s skin tolerates the same level of exfoliation. This treatment gently exfoliates the skin. It’s gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, but it’s also aggressive enough that it removes all the dead skin cells without irritating.

If your skin currently feels dull and lifeless and lacks a healthy glow, you may not need to schedule invasive treatments or procedures. Instead, you may just need to schedule a dermaplaning treatment to gently yet effectively exfoliate your skin.

It’s a Simple Treatment

If you’re not ready to commit to an invasive skincare treatment, you will love dermaplaning. The treatment process involves the use of one single tool, a medical-grade sterile scalpel.

During the treatment process, your esthetician will hold the scalpel at a precise 45° angle to carefully remove the top layer of dead skin cells without cutting or injuring the skin. The treatment doesn’t require any harsh chemicals or invasive techniques to improve the skin, just a single tool that delivers physical exfoliation.

It’s a Monthly Treatment

You don’t have to schedule an invasive treatment to improve your skin, and sometimes the simplest treatments are the ones that deliver some of the most dramatic results. This anti-aging, skin-perfecting exfoliating treatment is the perfect addition to implement into your monthly skincare routine to help you achieve and maintain beautiful skin that you can enjoy long term.

It’s a Gentle and Effective Form of Skin Resurfacing

There are many different treatments that resurface the skin, but some of those treatments are often harsh and require significant downtime. If you don’t have time for downtime, you’ll love dermaplaning. It’s both gentle and effective and requires little to no downtime yet removes the dead skin cell barrier without causing inflammation, irritation, or redness.

It Removes Fine Hair From the Skin’s Surface

If you look closely in a magnifying mirror, you’ll see fine hair all over the surface of your skin. You may have noticed how this fine hair interferes with your makeup application techniques, but it can also promote bacteria and dirt on the skin’s surface, which results in breakouts.

This treatment not only exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells but also removes the fine hair all over the surface of the skin. As a result, you will achieve smooth, hair-free, glowing skin, and your makeup will apply flawlessly.

It Helps Promote Clear Skin

When you don’t regularly exfoliate your skin, your skin may become more prone to breakouts. Dirt, debris, and dead skin cells all build up in the pores and can result in blackheads, whiteheads, and acne blemishes. Adding this treatment to your monthly skincare routine will promote clear skin by helping you maintain clear and healthy pores and consistently remove the build-up from your skin so that you no longer experience regular breakouts.

It’s a Quick Treatment

When you schedule your dermaplaning sessions, you won’t have to rearrange your entire schedule to attend your treatments. The treatment process is quick and is often used as an add-on treatment to other facial treatments like chemical peels and facials. Your esthetician will recommend the best way to schedule your sessions, either as stand-alone treatments or in conjunction with other skin care treatments based on the needs of your skin and your ultimate skin goals.

How Does It Work?

Your esthetician may apply a topical numbing cream or anesthetic to your planned treatment area as needed to begin the treatment process. Then, she will cleanse the skin to prepare it for the treatment and then take the scalpel and gently scrape the skin to remove the dead skin cell barrier and fine hair from the top layer.

Depending on the level of exfoliation your skin requires, your esthetician may scrape the treatment area several times to effectively remove the dead skin cells.

Is There Downtime?

As soon as your treatment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities. If you do experience any scabbing post-treatment, it’s important that you leave the scabs alone and let your skin heal naturally. We recommend that patients avoid sun exposure after their treatment to protect their skin. Your esthetician will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure the best results and recommend skincare products to add to your routine to enhance your results.

When Will I See Results?

Your skin will look and feel softer and smoother as soon as the treatment is complete and will continue to improve in the days following your treatment. When your skin begins to look dull and your glow begins to fade, you’ll know it’s time for another treatment to help maintain glowing and radiant skin. We typically advise patients to schedule treatments monthly to achieve the best results.

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for this treatment are patients who want to improve their complexions but aren’t ready for a more invasive form of exfoliation like microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. This treatment is a good option for patients who struggle with rosacea or want to treat skin imperfections like uneven skin tone and texture or superficial hyperpigmentation.

Additionally, patients with sensitive skin can safely schedule this treatment because it is gentle and won’t irritate their skin like many other forms of chemical and physical exfoliation. Those who want to exfoliate their skin and remove fine hair make good patients for this treatment as well. All different skin types and tones qualify for dermaplaning, but as always, a pre-treatment consultation is the best way to confirm that this treatment is right for you.

When To Avoid Treatment

Patients with active acne or severe acne are discouraged from undergoing this treatment because exfoliation treatments and active acne don’t go hand in hand. Exfoliating skin with active acne can spread bacteria to other areas of the face, worsening the complexion.

If you have active acne and are interested in an exfoliating treatment to improve your skin, our experts can evaluate your complexion in person and then design a treatment plan that helps improve your skin so that you can experience a clear and glowing complexion.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are looking for a nonsurgical treatment to improve your skin and give you a natural glow, dermaplaning is the perfect treatment. Once you experience this treatment, we know that you’ll love your results and will be counting down the days to your next session. Our experts are ready to help you achieve your best skin yet. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to learn more about our skincare services.

Morpheus8 for skin

What Does Morpheus8 Do for the Skin?

What Does Morpheus8 Do for the Skin?

You look in the mirror and notice the imperfections associated with aging are becoming more prominent. Fine lines, wrinkles, and even cellulite can pop up on your body without warning. What if there was an effective, minimally invasive way to treat these conditions? With the introduction of the Morpheus8 at Novo Med Spa, there is. 

If you are interested in skin rejuvenation, here is everything you need to know about this revolutionary treatment.

What Is Morpheus8?

For those who want to minimize the effects of aging on the skin, Morpheus8 is a very powerful treatment that gets to the heart of the issue. 

One of the reasons that you notice some of the more visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, is that your collagen production slows down. 

Morpheus8 face treatment stimulates your skin and convinces it to produce more of this essential ingredient. It is a two-part process that brings two important components together: the process of microneedling and radiofrequency energy. 

The handheld device used to deliver the treatment is filled with 24 fine pins that create small micro-wounds on the skin. If you have ever experienced a microneedling treatment, this is a very similar process. In the areas that are treated with this method, your body will start to make more collagen, which minimizes imperfections in the skin. 

While the microneedling takes place, the Morpheus8 device is also applying radiofrequency heating for total skin rejuvenation.

What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8 Face Treatments?

The Morpheus8 treatment is a great addition to an anti-aging routine. The benefits reach far beyond just skin rejuvenation. Most patients are pleased with the result of this treatment, as it helps minimize the appearance of surface imperfections on the skin. This also includes the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. 

When applied by one of our expert team members, Morpheus8 treatments can also improve the general tone of your skin. 

The advantages of this treatment stem from how the microneedling and radiofrequency benefits combine. They break down loose skin, contract your connective tissue, and make your skin look and feel tighter in the treatment area.

Where Can You Use Morpheus8?

While many people focus on the face with Morpheus8 treatment, this is not the only place where it can be used. Because it creates firmer skin, you can utilize this treatment in any part of the body that needs more collagen, including: 

  • Thighs and buttocks
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Arms and underarms
  • Neck 

One of the benefits of applying this treatment to some of these other areas is that it can reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.

When Will You See Results?

Most patients who come into Novo Med Spa for skin rejuvenation want to see quick results. While the results for Morpheus8 face or other treatments are relatively fast, they will not be visible right away. Each of our patients is unique, and results will start to surface at different times depending on the condition of your skin. 

You may be able to see some of the early effects of the Morpheus8 treatment just a few days following the procedure. However, we usually find that patients are very pleased with their results about three weeks after the initial treatment. This is how long it takes to get the maximum benefit from the treatment. 

The micro-wounds made through the microneedling process will need to heal and produce new skin with a greater degree of collagen and elastin. This process takes some time and requires a bit of patience before you can see total skin rejuvenation from the Morpheus8 treatment.

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

At Novo Med Spa, we believe in creating customized treatment plans for every person who walks through our doors. Morpheus8 treatments are no exception to this rule. Our experienced staff will educate you on how the procedure works and come up with a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs. 

Some people find that they only need a single treatment to get their desired results. Others may need six or more treatments. It all depends on the severity of your skin issue and the size of the body area being treated. 

For example, you may need more sessions if you receive Morpheus8 treatment for your back or abdomen compared to just on your face.

Who Is Morpheus8 Good for?

The benefits and quick results of the Morpheus8 treatment are appealing to many patients. However, many often wonder whether they are the ideal candidate. The good news is that almost everyone can benefit from Morpheus8. Both men and women can undergo this treatment and get results. 

If you notice the signs and symptoms of aging on your face or body, then it is time to come in for a consultation to see how our team at Novo Med Spa can help. 

Another advantage of Morpheus8 is that it can be used on any skin tone or complexion. You will see the same great benefits when it comes to increased collagen production and firming, whether you have a darker complexion or a lighter skin tone.

Schedule a Consultation

Don’t settle for one-size-fits-all solutions. Contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to get a customized treatment plan for your next Morpheus8 treatment. We also serve the surrounding McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville areas. 

Visit our website to schedule a free consultation about how we can help rejuvenate your skin and refresh your look. Give us a call today and let us help you achieve more youthful skin!

Microneedling

Will Microneedling Improve Your Skin?

Will Microneedling Improve Your Skin?

Are you spending a small fortune on home skincare treatments that promise improved texture and tone for the skin? Oftentimes, these over-the-counter skincare products do not produce the results that you are hoping for. The good news is that there is a solution to your skincare concerns that doesn’t involve a surgical procedure. A microneedling facial might be the solution you have been searching for. Before you set up your first consultation with Novo Med Spa, you need to know the ins and outs of this treatment. Learn more about microneedling and its many benefits in this short guide.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling (sometimes also referred to as collagen induction therapy) is a short, minimally invasive treatment that can unlock many benefits for your skin’s appearance. Most people are in and out of sessions in under an hour. This makes it easy for anyone to achieve the results of a microneedling facial without taking a full day off work. 

During your session, we will start by cleansing the skin thoroughly. This will remove any debris or dirt that could interfere with the results of your treatment. After your skin has been properly prepared, our providers will use the SkinPen microneedling device. This device is the only FDA-cleared device of its kind on the market in the United States. It will deliver the treatment using fine-gauge needles. These create small micro-wounds on the skin in the areas that are being targeted. 

The needles do not create deep wounds because they only extend into the stratum corneum — the outer layer of the skin. They do not cause any damage to the dermis or the other layers of the skin beneath this surface-level layer. Microneedling truly produces the tiniest wounds that can promote healthier skin. 

How do they contribute to healthier skin? These small wounds will trigger your body to produce more collagen and elastin. As a result, a microneedling facial can be a highly effective and natural way to promote improved quality and rejuvenated skin. 

Following this treatment, you can also benefit from other topical treatments that enhance the quality of your skin, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or the application of a vitamin-infused serum. Even if you opt not to use one of these complementary procedures, we will massage a moisturizer into the treatment area to minimize the risk of sun damage.

Microneedling Benefits 

What are the tangible benefits that come along with a microneedling facial? Knowing what you can expect from this treatment is essential as you consider whether you are an ideal candidate for microneedling. There are several benefits that you can see in the health and appearance of your skin with this type of treatment. 

The first result comes directly from the procedure itself. Because microneedling introduces these small micro-wounds to the skin, it boosts the body’s production of both collagen and elastin. The increase in both of these elements is essential to giving your skin the healthy and rejuvenated glow you have searched for.

If the increase in collagen and elastin isn’t enough for you, you might want to consider some of these other microneedling benefits: 

  • Reduction of scars
  • Minimizing pores
  • Eliminating stretch marks

This minimally invasive treatment can naturally unlock healthier skin. You may experience firmer and smoother skin with fewer blemishes or imperfections as you start to notice the effects of your treatment.

How Soon Will You See Results?

Many of our patients are eager to know when they will see the results of this treatment on their skin. There is a bit of a waiting period before you see the full effects of treatment. Patients often report seeing a difference in the appearance of their skin about two weeks following their first session. However, the full effects are typically not seen until much later. It can take one to two months to see the real results of your microneedling facial. 

Most people will require more than one session to get the most benefit from microneedling. We usually recommend three sessions spaced out every four to six weeks for improved skin health. If you aim to reduce the appearance of scars or stretch marks, then you may require a longer treatment term with six recommended sessions. During your initial consultation, we will go over your goals and develop a treatment plan that is completely tailored to your individual needs.

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?

If all of these microneedling benefits appeal to you, then it may be time to explore whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. Fortunately, almost anyone can benefit from treatment with the SkinPen handheld device in our office. 

Most adults are great candidates for improving your skin in this way, particularly if you are struggling with:

  • Reduced collagen
  • Fine lines and minor wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Appearance of pores
  • Scars or stretch marks

Microneedling is equally effective for both men and women. It can also be used on any skin color and type, making this a widely accessible treatment for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin with a minimally invasive procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

When you are ready to experience the benefits of microneedling for your skin, then it is time to contact Novo Med Spa. We can guide you through the process of setting up your first consultation so that you can start experiencing some of the many benefits. 

Our Frisco, TX, office is ready to help you achieve the results you want. We also serve the McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville areas. Give us a call today to discuss your treatment options when it comes to microneedling!

The Complete Guide to Non Surgical Jawline Contouring

The Complete Guide to Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring

The Complete Guide to Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your jawline? You may have a soft or “weak” jawline that you wish was more defined, or age has led to changes in your skin, causing the skin around your jaw to drop and sag. Sagging at the jaw area creates the appearance of “jowls” rather than a well-defined jawline. 

While one solution to this cosmetic issue is plastic surgery to sculpt the jaw, other options do not involve surgical or invasive procedures. Non-surgical jawline contouring is a popular cosmetic procedure that can give you a more defined jawline. 

Novo Med Spa in Frisco offers Radiesse jawline contouring to help patients achieve a more sculpted facial appearance without surgical intervention. Read on to learn more about non-surgical jawline contouring.

What Is Jawline Contouring?

Jawline contouring refers to cosmetic procedures that create a sharper, more defined jaw area. There are jawline contouring procedures that require surgical intervention, such as chin augmentations, which involve altering the bone to enhance the appearance of the jaw. There are also non-surgical options for contouring the jawline and achieving a more defined facial structure.

Non-surgical jawline contouring treatments include dermal filler injections, skin tightening procedures, and face sculpting technology like TruSculpt ID. 

Dermal fillers are one of the more popular methods of non-surgical jawline sculpting. One such dermal filler that can enhance the jawline is Radiesse. 

Radiesse Jawline Treatment

Radiesse is a dermal filler injectable used to address a number of cosmetic concerns, including smoothing fine lines, plumping lips, and more. Most notably, you can use this treatment to enhance your jawline structure. 

Radiesse acts as a method of non-surgical jawline contouring by adding volume under the skin to create a sharper jawline. As we age, collagen and elastin production in our skin decreases, causing the skin to sag and droop downwards. 

When this occurs in the chin area or around the jawline, it can create the appearance of jowls. Radiesse injections work by adding volume under the skin and promoting collagen production. An increase in collagen production supports the skin’s structural integrity, giving your jaw a tighter, more firm appearance.

Are You A Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring?

Good candidates for non-surgical jawline contouring are patients who desire a more defined jaw structure but have weak jawlines or jowls due to age or weight. Some patients may also have soft or weak jawlines due to genetics. 

Many patients see a change in their jawline with age. Whether you were born with a soft jawline or developed jowls over time, Radiesse jawline contouring could be for you.

The best way to determine whether jawline contouring is right for you is by having a consultation with a cosmetic-medicine professional at Novo Med Spa. We will assess your jawline and tell you whether Radiesse is the best treatment to meet your needs.

How Is Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring Performed?

Prior to seeking any new cosmetic treatment, it’s important to understand all that the process entails. Below is a breakdown of the Radiesse jawline contouring procedure at Novo Med Spa.

Preparation

Prior to your Radiesse jawline session, you will need to have a consultation with one of our cosmetic medicine providers. This step is to ensure that non-surgical jawline contouring is the best course of treatment for you. 

If we determine you are a good candidate, you will be able to schedule your first session. On the day of your session, wash your skin with a mild cleanser. Do not apply makeup, creams, moisturizers, or topical treatments to your skin. Your skin should be bare for your Radiesse injections.

Procedure

During your non-surgical jawline contouring, you will be able to sit comfortably while one of our professionals administers your treatment. We will first use a marker to mark where your injections will be placed along the jawline. Most patients report no discomfort during their procedure, but we provide local anesthesia for your comfort.

Radiesse uses an ultrafine needle to allow for exact precision. We will then administer Radiesse injections in the marked locations along the jawline. The number of injections will vary depending on your unique needs. Some patients need more, while others need far less. The entire jawline contouring process can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

Results

Once your Radiesse procedure is complete, you will be able to return home and immediately resume normal activity. 

There is no downtime or recovery involved. Your results will be visible in the first hours to days after your treatment. You will notice an increase in volume under the skin along your jaw and chin area.

As weeks and months go on, you will see your results develop further. This is due to the gradual increase in collagen production. Your skin will become tighter and more firm along the jawline, creating a more defined structure.

It is important to note that this outcome will not be permanent. Dermal filler injections can last anywhere from three months to one year. To maintain your results, you will need to return for further sessions in the future.

Non-Surgical Jawline Contouring at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX

If you want a more structured, contoured jawline, Radiesse dermal injections could be the treatment for you. These cosmetic injectables add volume to the jaw area and increase collagen production, creating a more defined appearance. 

Novo Med Spa provides Radiesse injections and other non-surgical jawline contouring treatments, including TruSculpt ID and Tempsure Envi. Please call us today to learn more about our jawline contouring procedures or schedule a consultation in Frisco, TX.

Non Invasive Facial Treatments for Rejuvenated Skin

Non-Invasive Facial Treatments for Rejuvenated Skin

Non-Invasive Facial Treatments for Rejuvenated Skin

When you take stock of the quality and texture of your aging skin, are there areas you wish you could improve using non-invasive facial treatments? Many patients hesitate to work on their appearance because they worry about the downtime required with extensive surgery or more invasive procedures. 

The good news is that many Novo Med Spa facial procedures don’t require anesthesia or surgery. If you want to brighten your complexion, rejuvenate your skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, these non-invasive facial treatments might be the right fit for you. 

Morpheus8

Reduced collagen production is a complaint that many of our patients have as they begin to age. The lower collagen levels can lead to visible signs of aging on the skin, including sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Morpheus8 offers a natural way to boost collagen levels through a combined approach of microneedling and radiofrequency.

These non-invasive facial procedures start with the microneedling treatment. Our skilled providers will use extremely fine needles to create micro-wounds on the skin in this treatment. Healing takes place over these minor wounds, increasing collagen production beneath the skin level.

At the same time, the device Novo Med Spa uses to perform the microneedling will also utilize radiofrequency heat to get below the surface of your skin. Radiofrequency heating can help with all of the following:

  • Eliminating loose skin
  • Causing contractions in the connective tissue
  • Skin tightening in applied areas

One of the benefits of these non-invasive facial treatments is that we can use them on more than just the face. They are equally effective at treating larger areas of the body such as the stomach, arms, thighs, and neck. 

Jawline Contouring with Dermal Fillers

Many patients come to Novo Med Spa and express unhappiness with their current jawline. Both age and weight are significant factors in the appearance of your jawline. If you are experiencing fine lines or wrinkles in this area, Novo Med Spa has a few non-invasive facial procedures that you might want to consider. 

One of our most popular services includes dermal fillers for the jawline. These treatments have a profound effect on your jawline, particularly if you are experiencing fine lines or wrinkles. Some of these fillers can add more definition to weak jawlines, soften the appearance of wrinkles, and minimize sagging on the bottom half of the face. 

Many different fillers exist, depending on your body’s unique needs. Our experienced team can offer you a consultation to determine which fillers are the right match for your skin and jawline. 

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy 

If you are searching for non-invasive facial treatments that can make a difference in dark spots on the face, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy might be the right fit for you. 

It is a powerful treatment that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. At Novo Med Spa, we use it to treat both the face and the neck. 

Other concerns we often treat with IPL therapy include: 

  • Rosacea
  • Rough texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Flushing
  • Freckles
  • Spider veins

How does IPL therapy work? One of our skilled laser technicians will utilize the handheld tool to release waves of light that warm up the skin. The skin will respond to this warming effect with regeneration, leading to a new and healthier layer of skin. 

Similar to the effects of microneedling, IPL therapy also ramps up collagen production to give the skin a more youthful appearance. 

The result of these face procedures is a more consistent tone and reduced discoloration. It can be equally effective for almost all of our clients, even those with a darker skin type. There is little to no downtime required following this treatment. 

Chemical Peel

Do you want to pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment that can also improve your skin’s quality, look, and feel? Many people turn to chemical peels as their go-to for non-invasive facial procedures. You can choose the level of rejuvenation that you are interested in, ranging from light to deep. 

The benefit of receiving one of these face procedures is that Novo Med Spa can completely customize it to your unique skin type and concerns. We offer several different types of chemical solutions that can cater to everyone. A few of our more popular treatments include acids, such as: 

  • Glycolic
  • Salicylic
  • Lactic
  • Trichloroacetic

The best part about a chemical peel is that you can choose how deep you want to go. If you are pressed for time and want to treat your skin over an extended lunch break, then a monthly light peel might be the right fit for you. This brightens the complexion and softens the skin on your face, neck, and decolletage. 

You might opt for a medium peel when you have more time to care for your skin afterward properly. These are the right choice for patients who have more in-depth skin issues that they want to improve, such as deeper wrinkles or hyperpigmentation. 

A deep peel is the most effective option if you have plenty of time to recover or take off from work. It minimizes dark spots caused by age or sun damage, as well as deep scarring. 

Book Your Consultation Today

At Novo Med Spa, we pride ourselves on offering the perfect treatment for each individual. Your skin is unique, and your treatment should be tailored to what it most needs. 

Ready to get your shine back with a non-invasive facial procedure in Frisco, TX? Book your consultation with Novo Med Spa today! We also serve the McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville areas.

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How Often Should you Get Ultherapy Treatments?

Do you wish you could tighten your skin a bit? Do you wish you could improve the health and appearance of your skin without undergoing surgery? At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we may have the perfect skin tightening treatment for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Ultherapy, answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the FDA-approved skin rejuvenation treatment. Here’s everything you need to know.

How Often Should You Get Ultherapy Treatments?

As a general rule of thumb, you should get Ultherapy treatments every 5.5 years. This is because it can take anywhere from four to six months for the final results to become apparent, and the final results will last for approximately 60 months.

There are only a couple of exceptions to the general rule of thumb that you should come in every 5.5 years for treatment. You may benefit from coming in annually if you are worried about hyperpigmentation. Also, you may benefit from coming in every 2.5 years or so if your problems are severe due to advanced age and very poor skin health.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to See My Ideal Results?

Even though it takes four to six months to see your final results, you may want to come in for an evaluation three to four weeks after your first treatment session. At this point, we will be able to tell whether one treatment session was enough for you to achieve your ideal results. Usually, clients only need one treatment session to achieve the skin tightening results they desire.

What Areas Can Be Targeted With This Treatment?

You can target just about any area that has loose skin with this treatment. People usually seek this revolutionary skin tightening treatment when the lower region of their face starts to sag. However, it can also be used to tighten loose skin in such areas as the:

  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Lower legs
  • Midface
  • Upper face
  • Thighs

 

What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?

You should expect your treatment session to start with a gentle cleansing of your skin in the treatment area. Then, an ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin. Once we have applied the special gel, we will use the FDA-approved Ulthera device to gently warm your skin. When you start to feel your skin warming, you will know that the special device is delivering ultrasound energy to your skin’s foundational layer.

People often report that this gentle treatment feels like a hot stone massage, enjoyable and relaxing. It is not painful or uncomfortable at all. You should also expect to feel refreshed once your treatment is complete.

How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?

Generally, this treatment takes between half an hour and 1.5 hours to finish depending on the scope of your goals. For example, you can expect to have a 30-minute treatment if you are only targeting your chest. Your session will take closer to 1.5 hours if you are treating your lower face, chest, and neck.

What Factors Affect How Long the Results of My Treatment Will Last?

There are many factors that affect how long the results of your treatment will last. Most of the time, skin laxity is caused by the natural aging process. The older you become, the slower your skin produces essential proteins and fibers, like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Eventually, your skin starts to break these essential supportive structures down faster than they are replenished. This means the skin starts to sag, wrinkle, and show other signs of aging.

Since your skin produces collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid at a greater rate when you are younger, the younger you are, the longer your results will last. However, there are factors you can change that will extend the longevity of your results. For instance, you can help your results last longer by taking steps to ensure your collagen remains as healthy and plentiful as possible, like:

  • Staying hydrated
  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Eating nutritiously
  • Exercising regularly

 

Is This Treatment Safe?

Yes, Ultherapy is absolutely safe for individuals who are considered good candidates for this treatment. In fact, there have been numerous independent clinical trials that have determined this treatment is definitely safe. The FDA has reviewed these clinical trial results and created a list of people this treatment is safe and effective for.

There is no need for incisions. Also, there are no synthetic chemicals being administered beneath the surface of your skin. Finally, you can feel confident that this treatment is safe because it is based on the same ultrasound technology that has been used for over five decades to capture images inside the wombs of pregnant women. If it is safe enough for pregnant women, it is probably safe enough for you.

What Can I Expect After My Skin Tightening Treatment Is Over?

Once your skin tightening treatment is complete, you can expect to get back to your usual routine as soon as your post-treatment recovery steps have been reviewed. Fortunately, due to the very gentle nature of this treatment, you don’t have to worry about your skin being red, irritated, or peeling. You can go straight back to work without anyone knowing you had an anti-aging treatment.

Will I Qualify for This Treatment?

You will probably qualify for this treatment if you are worried about the way your sagging skin looks. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, there are no strict health requirements. We will verify your candidacy for this treatment during your initial evaluation by discussing your aesthetic goals, talking about your current health and health history, and discussing the drugs and supplements you are currently taking.

We will also talk about what to expect before, during, and after your skin tightening session to help you figure out whether this is the best skin tightening treatment for you. If you are deemed to be a good fit for this skin tightening treatment, we will answer any and all questions you have about it. Here’s a closer look at some of the benefits both younger and older candidates can expect.

Benefits for Clients Who Are Younger

Remember, a reduction in elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid production is a natural side effect of the aging process. Typically, this reduction rate doesn’t occur until you are 20 to 25 years of age. The results of this production slowdown don’t become apparent until you are between 25 and 30. If you first get an Ultherapy session when you are in your late 20s or early 30s, you will easily find yourself aging gracefully.

If you get this treatment as soon as you notice aging signs, your signs of aging will be reversed because your skin will start producing extra collagen in response to the treatment. You can confidently expect your youthful visage to remain for roughly five to 5.5 years. However, you won’t just erase the signs of aging. You will seriously slow down the skin aging process.

Benefits for Clients Who Are Older

Clients who are older significantly benefit from this gentle, dramatic anti-aging treatment. This is because the results of invasive anti-aging procedures only last between five and 15 years. Unfortunately, older people may not be healthy enough to undergo an invasive skin tightening procedure. Also, it is important to note that the older you are, the sooner you will need a follow-up procedure.

If you’re in your 50s or 60s, you may need a couple of treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. However, you can expect your ultrasound-based therapy results to last for roughly 2.5 years. While it may sound like a bad deal to get a treatment that provides results that last half as long as surgery, there is no downtime required after this treatment. On the other hand, six to eight weeks of recovery are required after expensive surgery.

Discover Today Whether This Treatment Is Right for You

If you feel concerned about loose skin, there is a good chance you will qualify for Ultherapy. However, the only way to determine for sure whether this treatment is right for you is to come in for an initial evaluation. Whether you need one or two sessions to achieve your desired results, you can feel confident this treatment will improve the health of your skin. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your appointment and learn more.

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What Does Morpheus8 Treatment Do?

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the potency of radiofrequency energy technology with the established prowess of microneedling (or collagen-induction therapy). This treatment harnesses your body’s own natural healing processes in order to target a wide range of skin issues. This includes uneven skin texture, acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, and much more. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are delighted to be able to address your many skin concerns and meet your cosmetic goals with this innovative skin rejuvenation treatment.

What Does Morpheus8 Treatment Do?

Using both micro needling techniques and radiofrequency energy, this FDA-approved cosmetic technology is able to access the deeper layers of the skin to yield incredible skin-resurfacing results. While microneedling can effectively address the surface layers of the skin, radiofrequency energy can reach much deeper levels, making the combination of these two technologies extra potent. The result? These combined technologies work together to improve the skin’s surface by creating deeper remodeling in the lower layers of the skin. This enhances the resurfacing effects of microneedling, delivering long-lasting results.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that repeatedly punctures the skin’s surface using tiny needles. This process causes “microtrauma” to the skin that triggers the body’s natural healing response. The body responds to the microtrauma by increasing the production of collagen in the targeted area. The increase in collagen creates highly effective skin smoothing and resurfacing effects.

What is Radiofrequency Energy?

Radiofrequency energy is a skin-resurfacing technology that delivers powerful frequencies to the deeper layers of the skin. The energy is able to cause coagulation in the tissues at this lower level of this skin, thereby exfoliating the skin and encouraging remodeling. The depth of this energy can be customized by your technician to reach different depths of your dermal layers in order to address your specific skin concerns.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

By using the combined technologies of microneedling and radiofrequency energy, Morpheus8 is one of the most highly effective skin resurfacing treatments available. Some of the benefits of this treatment include improved skin texture, even skin tone, and improved skin tightness. Because this treatment is able to stimulate the production of collagen, it has great benefits for reducing signs of aging, including tightening, contouring, and smoothing out the skin. This treatment is usually used on the face, neck, jowls, and jawline, but it can also be performed on the abdomen, buttocks, and  almost any other area of the body.

This treatment has been shown to target a wide variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Cellulite
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Mild skin laxity (sagging)
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven or rough skin texture
  • Wrinkles

 

Who Is a Good Candidate for this Treatment?

This skin resurfacing treatment is able to target a broad range of skin concerns and can be used safely by all skin types, tones, and textures. Almost anyone with skin concerns can benefit from receiving this treatment, but certain types of people may benefit more greatly from this treatment than others. The following is a short list of some skin types, conditions, and concerns that may benefit greatly from this treatment.

Darker Skin Tones

Some cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing, can be risky for people with melanated skin. Morpheus8 is safe for all skin tones, and it is the safest skin resurfacing option for people with medium and deep skin tones. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, this skin rejuvenation technology will not cause hypo- or hyperpigmentation.

Part of what makes this technology so safe is that our technicians are able to use different types of needles for treatment. We have microneedle and coated microneedle options available so different lengths of heat emanation can be selected depending on your skin type. This means we can target the deeper layers of the skin without causing any damage to the surface.

Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be a difficult skin concern to target. Because it resurfaces the top layer of the skin, microneedling with radiofrequency is excellent for improving the appearance of acne scars and creating clearer, more evenly toned skin.If you’re looking to improve the appearance of acne scars. Provided you are not currently experiencing a breakout, this treatment option may be ideal for addressing your acne scarring. If, however, you have an active acne breakout, you’ll need to wait for your acne to clear up before receiving treatment. Microneedles can spread bacteria and cause further breakouts, so clear skin is a must.

Anti-Aging Concerns

One of the benefits this treatment is best known for is treating the visible signs of aging. This skin resurfacing technology can effectively smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten loosened skin. If you’re experiencing visible signs of aging around the face, jowls, jawline, or neck, this skin rejuvenation treatment is among your best options for receiving anti-aging benefits.

What Does Treatment Look Like?

At the start of your appointment, we’ll first need to disinfect the targeted area. Next, we’ll apply a topical numbing agent to improve your comfort during treatment. The numbing agent requires around 45 minutes to take effect before you’ll be ready to begin treatment. In the event that your treatment requires the use of a higher setting on the device, you may require local anesthesia. This is unlikely, but we’ll be sure to discuss your needs with you during your initial consultation.

During your treatment session, one of our highly-trained technicians will stamp the microneedling and radiofrequency device across your skin in the targeted area. The needles will puncture the surface of the skin as radiofrequency energy is delivered to lower levels of the skin. It’s likely that you will feel some pressure throughout treatment, but the topical anesthetic will minimize your discomfort. Your appointment may last from fifteen minutes to an hour long, depending on the size of the targeted treatment area.

Does This Treatment Require Downtime?

Recovery from this treatment requires no downtime. Most people who receive this treatment return to work the day following treatment. You will likely experience up to three days of redness in the treatment area following your appointment. This redness can sometimes be accompanied by swelling or itchiness, but these effects are signs that the body’s natural healing processes are at work.

Following treatment, you’ll need to wait two days before using any make-up on the treated area. You’ll also want to minimize any contact with skin irritants, such as skincare products containing active ingredients like retinol. Avoiding direct sun exposure to the treatment areas is advised in the weeks following treatment. When sun exposure is unavoidable, use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.

When Should I Expect Results?

Though clients typically begin to see results developed within a few days, the most significant results will require patience. Within three weeks of treatment, you should notice visible skin tightening. Your results will continue to improve and develop as new collagen is produced in the body. To maximize your results, we recommend scheduling a small series of sessions (usually three) spaced four to six weeks apart. You should see your full results within three months from your final session.

Results from this treatment can be expected to last around a year. To ensure long-lasting results, taking good care of your skin, protecting your skin from the sun, and booking maintenance appointments is recommended.

Boost Your Results

If you want to further elongate your results, you can implement a targeted skincare regimen. Within the first 72 hours following stronger treatments, you can take advantage of the channels left in the skin by applying medical-grade topical products designed to target your skin concerns. Because the skin is open and receptive during this time period, applying recommended products can improve your results as they will be able to penetrate the skin more deeply. We recommend speaking with our professionals during your initial consultation about how you can boost your results through a skincare regimen.

Start Your Skin Renewal Journey Today

Whether you’re looking to address acne scarring, aging, uneven skin texture, or another skin concern, this skin rejuvenation technology may be the right solution for you. Want to learn more about Morpheus8? Book your initial consultation with our team of experts at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to discover if you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment today.

Evoke Treatments in Frisco

Evoke Treatments in Frisco, TX

Evoke Treatments in Frisco, TX

If you’ve ever wanted to remodel your double chin or reshape your jowls, you’re not alone! Excess fat, loose skin, and a lack of defined facial features can impact your self-confidence and make you look older than you really are. 

If you’re tired of using creams and lotions that promise to tighten your skin, only to be disappointed over and over, it’s time to consider Evoke. Wanting to resculpt your lower face is very common, and that’s exactly what Evoke treatments can do.

The Evoke procedure is a non-invasive, innovative facial remodeling solution that targets tissue in the lower face, under the jawline, and below the chin. This facial remodeling platform is FDA cleared to deliver structural reorganization of the tissues in the face and neck. Evoke is quick and easy, and it requires no surgery, no needles, and no sedation. If you’ve been looking for a non-invasive face remodeling treatment, Evoke treatment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, may be an excellent option for you.

How Does Evoke Work?

Evoke treatments are personally tailored and customized to address every client’s specific aesthetic goals and needs. The ultimate result is a naturally younger-looking appearance without any of the drawbacks of facelift surgeries. There is no downtime or recovery time required with Evoke.

These treatment procedures use clinically proven bipolar radiofrequency technology to deliver controlled heating to the subdermal layers of the skin in the treatment area. This technology specifically addresses the neck, chin, and jowls to help patients achieve more defined facial features and characteristics. 

What Are Evoke Treatments Like?

You’ll come in for your appointment and get situated in a comfy chair to relax. A fitted device will address skin laxity and treat loss of definition on your neck, jaw, and even your cheeks, effectively altering the appearance of your entire face.

This hands-free device is applied to the treatment area as heat infiltrates the deep layers of your skin. This controlled heat triggers your body’s natural rejuvenating response and increases collagen and elastin production in the treated areas.

During your treatment, you can watch TV, scroll through your social media, read a book, work remotely, or just rest as the remodeling work takes place. Sessions typically can last between 45 minutes and an hour. There is no pain; you can expect to feel a warm sensation on your skin, similar to what a warm towel feels like. Within a few weeks after treatment, you’ll notice a difference in the contours of your face as your body continues its increased production of elastin and collagen.

Who Is a Good Candidate for an Evoke Procedure?

This facial remodeling treatment is wildly popular across the country and around the globe, especially for people who have been searching for a non-invasive, pain-free alternative to surgical treatments. The procedure is designed for people who have begun to notice more laxity in the skin on their faces than they would like. 

Face contouring in Frisco, TX, is quick, easy, and effective with Evoke treatment. Our patients choose Evoke because it offers the following benefits:

 

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Addresses folds, facial fat, and creases
  • Tightens skin, especially in the neck and jaw areas
  • Reduces loose, lax skin under the chin
  • Produces more defined facial characteristics

 

Evoke is an especially effective treatment for reducing fullness in the submental area (also known as a double chin). The Evoke procedure is social distancing-friendly and can be performed with minimal contact between you and your Novo Med Spa professional. Ideal candidates are in good health and have minimal fat on their face and neck.

What Are the Benefits of an Evoke Treatment?

This quick, painless treatment can be performed at any time that’s convenient for you with an appointment. Since there is no downtime and no recovery time required, you will be able to return to your normal activities right away. 

There are several other reasons why so many people prefer Evoke over other face contouring treatments, including the following:

 

  • No scarring or incisions
  • No sedation or anesthesia
  • No need for pain medication or social downtime
  • Lower costs than traditional surgical procedures
  • Tightening the skin along with reducing fat
  • Heating is uniform and volumetric
  • No risk of over- or under-treatment

 

The frequency and duration of your treatments will be custom-tailored to your desired results. This ensures that you will be more than pleased with your new contours. With proper lifestyle habits and a healthy skincare routine, most patients experience results that can last between two and three years or even longer. 

Your Evoke Facial Remodeling Consultation and Sessions

Since every patient is unique and has personalized goals, expectations, and needs, you’ll begin your facial contouring journey with a consultation with one of our Novo Med Spa professionals. We’ll get to know each other as we ask questions about your health, your aesthetic goals for face contouring, and your medical history.

This consultation ensures that you’re a good candidate for Evoke treatments. We’ll answer all of your questions and go over what you can expect for your customized treatment plan. We’ll also discuss the benefits and anything else regarding treatment you’d like to cover. If you’re interested in learning what Evoke can do for you, don’t hesitate to contact us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Our patients come to us for this painless, powerful treatment from Lewisville, Denton, Plano, McKinney, and other surrounding areas.

Don’t wait another day to see how easy it can be to redefine your facial contours and rejuvenate the youthful appearance you’ve been looking for. Contact Novo Med Spa now to schedule a consultation.

 

Evolve Treatment in Frisco

Evolve Treatment in Frisco, TX

Evolve Treatment in Frisco, TX

Evolve is an exciting set of treatments designed to restore your skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of the signs of aging, and sculpt large areas of your body. There are three types of Evolve treatments: Evolve Trim, Evolve Tone, and Evolve Tite. Which of the three treatments you will get as part of your personalized treatment plan will depend on your aesthetic goals. In Frisco, TX, and the surrounding areas, Novo Med Spa offers Evolve body contouring treatments to keep you looking your best. Is Evolve right for you? Read on to learn more.

Evolve Trim

This Evolve treatment is designed to target the stubborn fat that won’t budge even after you’ve tried diet and exercise. Many people know that this fat and cellulite can be almost impossible to get rid of. However, Evolve Trim permanently breaks down fat cells and reduces the appearance of cellulite by destroying the source of the skin’s rippled texture.

Evolve Trim uses vacuum technology and radiofrequency energy to get the job done. The radiofrequency energy destroys fat cells, and the vacuum tech tightens skin and tones targeted areas. Together, these two technologies make a powerful fat-trimming tool that sculpts your body.

Evolve Tone

Evolve Tone works to deliver a more fit, more lean appearance to your body by adding strength and tone to your muscles. We use a hands-free device to provide electrical stimulation to your muscles, causing them to contract in the same manner they would during intense exercise. 

The only difference is that the muscles contract much faster during Evolve Tone treatment. You’ll be relaxing during treatment while your muscles go through their own serious workout. After your treatment, you may feel the same muscle soreness as you would if you were to go to the gym for an intense workout.

Evolve Tite

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, both of which are necessary for skin to remain supple, soft, and looking young. Evolve Tite is a treatment that helps to restore elastin and collagen to large areas of your body. If you have areas that are plagued by loose, sagging skin, Evolve Tite can help give your body a tighter, firmer appearance.

We administer this Evolve procedure with a hands-free device that uses radiofrequency energy. This energy is delivered to the deep layers of the skin to stimulate elastin and collagen production. In addition, it also breaks up loose skin fibers to improve elasticity and tightness.

Evolve Treatment Areas

While there are many treatments designed for small, specific areas of your body, Evolve is designed for larger areas. These include body parts that can be difficult to isolate and target during exercise, making Evolve an attractive solution for tightening and toning.

Some of the most popular areas of the body that Evolve is used to target include the following:

 

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Legs

 

These are all common places where cellulite and fat can easily build up and become resistant to diet and exercise routines. Thanks to Evolve, you can now get the body you’ve tried so hard to attain without invasive surgery, without needles, and without sedation. Our patients leave their treatments feeling more toned, youthful, and excited about their progress.

Are You a Good Candidate for Evolve Treatments?

Most adults who are interested in the Evolve procedure would make good candidates for treatment. If you have a healthy lifestyle and are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce fat in areas of the body, it may be right for you.

In addition, if you are looking for a non-invasive way to tone and trim areas of your body, but diet and exercise haven’t been effective, Evolve may be a great solution. Keep in mind that Evolve is not a weight loss procedure and instead is a fat reduction procedure. To maintain your results after a body contouring session, you should always continue eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

What Are Evolve Procedures Like?

We can complete your Evolve treatment session quickly – often in as little as 15 minutes. There is no downtime or recovery time required afterward, so you can leave your treatment session and jump right back into your daily routine. Evolve procedures are easy and comfortable for patients who want to contour their bodies and get rid of stubborn fat pockets for good.

Most patients describe feeling a gentle warming sensation while the handheld device is active. Many of them find that treatments are calming and relaxing, and they look forward to the sessions for that reason. Evolve is a more comfortable alternative to cosmetic surgery.

Discover Evolve Treatment in Frisco, TX

At Novo Med Spa, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and confident during their initial consultation, throughout treatment sessions, and after leaving our office. We want you to reach out to us with any questions you have about Evolve treatments or any of the other procedures we offer at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Evolve will help contour, tone, firm, and improve your silhouette and your body composition, and we want to work with you to get you the results you deserve to enjoy.

Diet and exercise leave pockets of stubborn fat in different areas of the body that just will not budge, no matter what. It’s time to get rid of that fat for good with Evolve. Schedule a consultation with us and see what this series of treatments can do for you. We serve patients in Frisco, Plano, Denton, Lewisville, McKinney, and the surrounding areas.

 

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How Quickly Does TruSculpt Work?

Just about everyone has a problem spot or two that simply won’t shape up, no matter how hard they diet and exercise. Did you know that there’s a non-surgical treatment that can hone in on those problem areas, getting rid of them for good? TruSculpt ID triggers your body to dispose of unwanted fat in problem zones. Patients at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, love the long-lasting results this treatment offers.

How Quickly Does TruSculpt Work?

This treatment uses monopolar radiofrequency to deeply heat tissue in the problem zone, breaking down fat cells and tightening the overlying skin. The body’s lymphatic system will then naturally dispose of those fat cells, a process that can take several weeks. Patients see their results develop gradually anywhere from four weeks to three months after treatment. This amazing treatment often reduces fat by 24 percent after just one treatment.

Additional sessions can be scheduled at six to eight-week intervals. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your body and talk with you about what you’re hoping to accomplish, our team will make a recommendation about how many treatments you may need to resolve your concerns.

Will My Results Be Permanent?

Yes. This treatment gets rid of unwanted fat in the treatment area permanently. Trusculpt won’t prevent you from developing fat elsewhere in your body in the future, though, so patients should continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What Parts of the Body Does This Work On?

This treatment is most commonly applied to the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, flanks, and back. But it can be used almost anywhere on the body.

What Should I Expect From Treatment?

These treatments are easy, non-invasive, and nothing to worry about. You’ll be asked to remove any jewelry or piercings from the treatment area. We’ll then place a handpiece against your skin and deliver targeted pulses of radiofrequency. We’ll work methodically across your treatment area, a process that can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Patients often describe the sensation as being similar to a hot stone massage.

What Is Recovery Like?

Because anesthesia is not needed, there is no recovery period needed, and patients can return immediately to work and other scheduled activities. The treatment area may be tender or flushed after your appointment, but this will subside.

 

Am I a Good Candidate?

You’re in Good Health

Candidates should be in good overall mental and physical health. Individuals should not be pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and they should not have metal implants, a pacemaker, or an internal defibrillator.

You Want To Sculpt Your Body

This treatment is for patients who are in pretty good shape and are at or near their goal weight, but they still have problem areas that have proven unresponsive to diet, exercise, and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This treatment helps them tackle those problem spots in particular. It’s a precise approach to body sculpting that a regular diet and exercise plan can’t achieve.

While this treatment can help address problems spots and refine your overall silhouette, it won’t help you shed a significant amount of weight. If weight loss is your primary goal, a traditional weight loss plan or bariatric surgery may best accomplish your goals.

You Have a Body Mass Index of 38 or Lower

This treatment is most effectively performed on candidates with a body mass index of 38 or lower. Some other body sculpting systems require a body mass index of 30 or lower, so TruSculpt is an option for slightly heavier patients.

You Can Maintain Your Silhouette

Patients who see the best long-term results with this treatment system can maintain their new look through a healthy lifestyle. Staying active and eating healthy foods will help you avoid gaining weight elsewhere in your body.

What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?

It’s a Customizable Treatment

One of the great things about this treatment is that it can be performed all over the body, making it a good solution for patients with a variety of concerns. Whether you want to significantly tone down unwanted fat in the abdominal region or you want just a little slimming through the thighs and upper arms, this treatment can help. Once we understand what you’re hoping to accomplish, we will design a custom treatment plan just for you.

It Offers Natural Results

Because your problem zones will slim down gradually in the weeks after treatment, your results will appear very natural. You’ll never look as though you went and had a cosmetic treatment performed. The improvement in your figure will be noticeable, but it will look like you’ve simply been taking great care of yourself.

It Won’t Leave Loose Skin Behind

It’s frustrating when you finally shed unwanted fat, only to have loose skin left in its place. Fortunately, that won’t happen with this treatment. This body sculpting treatment focuses on eradicating small amounts of unwanted fat, so the change in the body’s shape is usually not significant enough to leave loose skin behind.

In addition, the warmth associated with this treatment’s radiofrequency energy has a tightening effect on the skin, leaving it smooth, tight, and youthful in appearance.

It’s Convenient

If you’re looking for a no-fuss, non-surgical approach to body shaping, this treatment is ideal. The non-invasive nature of this treatment, and the fact that it can be performed during a short appointment in our office, make it easy to improve the contours of your body.

It Can Help You Feel Great About Your Body

Many of the patients who come in for treatments have struggled with stubborn problem zones for years. It feels amazing to finally beat back those problem areas and achieve the silhouette you’ve long been working toward. Once you’ve had this treatment, your clothes will fit better, you’ll look like the best version of yourself, and you’ll feel more self-confident. You’ll have a body you can be proud of.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is This a Safe Treatment?

Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been widely and safely used.

How Does This Compare to Liposuction?

TruSculpt is much easier on the body than liposuction, which involves an incision, anesthesia, and a period of recovery. This treatment will not get rid of as much fat as liposuction, but it’s an ideal option for patients looking to tune up aspects of their silhouette.

Is It a Problem if I Have Tattoos in the Treatment Area?

Tattoos do not pose a problem with this treatment. Even when positioned directly over a tattoo, the device we use will not distort the color or image.

Can I Use This on My Double Chin?

Yes, this treatment can be used on small, highly contoured parts of the body, including the area beneath the chin.

Can I Combine This With Other Treatments?

Patients often combine this treatment with other services offered by our practice. Dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, and laser hair removal are all popular treatments that are regularly combined into treatment plans with TruSculpt.

Is This Treatment Effective on All Skin Types?

Yes. TruSculpt works well on all skin types and tones.

What Other Body Contouring Treatments Does Your Practice Offer?

In addition to TruSculpt ID, we offer Evolve, which is a suite of treatments that can tighten and firm skin, tone and strengthen muscles, and get rid of unwanted fat and cellulite. Once we’ve had a chance to meet you and evaluate your areas of concern, we’ll make a specific recommendation about which body contouring system is right for you.

Can This Treatment Be Performed on Men?

Yes. We regularly perform this body sculpting treatment on male patients, and it works well for them. Both male and female patients struggle with stubborn problem zones, and this treatment is effective on patients of both genders.

Will My Health Insurance Cover This Treatment?

Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic reasons, it is not usually covered by health insurance plans.

Are You Ready To Say Goodbye to Stubborn Problem Spots Once and for All?

There’s a lot to like about TruSculpt ID. This versatile, non-invasive treatment system can help you precisely sculpt your body and get rid of those problem spots. And while it offers terrific long-term results, the improvement in your body will be gradual enough that it’ll appear completely natural. What are you waiting for? Call us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and book your consultation today!

Soften Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport

Soften Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport

Soften Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport

Deep facial expression lines and wrinkles are common with aging, environmental toxins, and other lifestyle factors. Even though these facial lines are a natural part of life, you may want to reduce their appearance. Anyone who likes soft, smooth skin without wrinkles would benefit from Dysport injections.

Dysport is similar to Botox, a token cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. However, Dysport is geared towards clients with moderate to severe wrinkles that will not smooth over with Botox. The former also comes in a more diluted formula and spreads quicker than Botox. If you want flawless, youthful skin without expression lines, consider Dysport treatment for your anti-aging skin solution.

Dysport Injections

Dysport is a non-surgical injectable treatment that smooths and reduces fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Over time, facial expressions and dynamic muscle movements cause deepened creases in your face. This can be unsightly and bothersome for many clients who want a youthful, sleek appearance.

Dysport contains a paralyzing agent that blocks the nerve signals responsible for moving facial muscles. This flattens and relaxes the skin around the injection site and prevents your skin from creating folds and creases from facial expressions.

Dysport injections are excellent for clients with deep wrinkles and fine lines that don’t respond to Botox. If you have not seen ideal results from Botox, or you have severe signs of aging, Dysport treatment is right for you.

Eyebrow Lines

Dysport is specially formulated to target the “11” lines between your eyebrows. These form from scowling and frowning over the years. The Dysport treatment relaxes your eyebrow muscles to release the wrinkled skin that causes eyebrow lines.

Eyebrow lines can cause you to look angry, stressed, uncomfortable, or sad while your face is resting. In cases where Botox is not strong enough to treat these fine lines and wrinkles, Dysport is.

Dysport provides natural-looking results that combat your eyebrow lines. Stress, age, smoking, and environmental toxins can all affect the severity of your eyebrow wrinkles. If you want to have a more pleasant, relaxed look in between your eyebrows, Dysport injections can help.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the wrinkled lines that extend from the outer corner of your eyes. These form with smiling as individuals age, and many wish to eliminate them once they become prominent enough. Dysport can treat severe crow’s feet to create a smoothed, relaxed appearance around your eyes and restore youth and vigor to your face.

Chronic muscle use around your eyes and eyebrows leads to moderate or severe wrinkles. These wrinkles can get in the way of your flawless appearance. Dysport is an excellent treatment for stubborn crow’s feet wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes.

Dysport Procedure

Before you begin your Dysport procedure with our skilled injectors, you will get a consultation with them. The consultation will allow our expert team to evaluate the specific areas and severity of your wrinkles and expression lines. Then, our team will develop a treatment plan for your aesthetic goals.

Consultation

The consultation is typically done in the same session as the Dysport injections. Dysport treatment takes between 15 and 30 minutes on average. During this time, you have the option to request numbing or local anesthetic.Our expert skin professional will cleanse your skin thoroughly around the sites of injections.

Injection

Once your skin is clean, you will receive up to five Dysport injections around your eyebrow or eye area. After the Dysport injections are complete, you will be able to ice and apply pressure to the injection sites. There is no downtime associated with Dysport treatment. You are free to leave and go about your regular daily routine after your Dysport injections.

Anti-Aging Results

After a few days, you will begin to notice the smoothing, anti-aging effect of your Dysport treatment. The results typically last a few months, and you must continue receiving Dysport injections to maintain your flawless skin permanently.

Clients usually are very happy with their relaxed profile after their Dysport treatment. Your skin will give your face a more content, cheerful appearance without the signs of aging and stress.

Benefits of Dysport Treatment

There are many advantages to getting Dysport injections to treat your expression lines and wrinkles. The eye and eyebrow areas are common sites of deep creases and repeated expression lines. If you want to reduce the signs of aging in your upper face, Dysport injections are a great solution.

Some of the benefits of Dysport treatment include:

  • Rejuvenated skin
  • Relaxed facial muscles
  • Happier appearance
  • Anti-aging effect
  • Fewer wrinkles and expression lines
  • Fewer deep creases 
  • Smooth skin
  • Non-surgical procedure
  • Minimal discomfort 
  • Convenient treatment time
  • Youthful appearance

 

If you want to look and feel your best without deep wrinkles weighing you down, Dysport injections are the way to go.

Smoothing Dysport Treatment at Novo Med Spa

Novo Med Spa in Frisco, Texas, offers professional skincare and cosmetic treatments for your anti-aging needs. We believe in educating clients on the Dysport treatment process to feel comfortable at our medspa. Our expert medical staff is here to ensure you are satisfied with your skin’s results.

If you want to reduce the visible signs of aging, smooth deep wrinkles and creases in your face, and restore youth to your complexion, Dysport treatment is for you.

You can call and book a consultation with our medical team to discuss your Dysport injection options in McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville, TX. We welcome you to stop by Novo Med Spa or call our office and take advantage of the beautiful qualities of Dysport treatment today!

Botox Treatment

Smooth and Relax Wrinkles with Botox Treatment

Smooth and Relax Wrinkles with Botox Treatment

With all of the smiles and frowns that we experience in life, our faces inevitably start to form wrinkles and fine lines. This is a natural part of aging, and it happens to everyone! However, if you want to smooth wrinkles and reduce facial creases to look your best, Botox treatment can help you achieve this goal.

Botox injections are an effective cosmetic treatment that relaxes your fine lines and wrinkles without the need for surgery. This treatment can help restore youth to your face by smoothing facial lines. Botox treatment has been revolutionary in the cosmetic world for decades.

How Botox Prevents Expression Lines

Botox contains a neurotoxin called botulinum that paralyzes the muscles in the injection area. This prevents nerve signals from communicating with certain facial muscles to deepen expression lines and creases. As a result, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles greatly diminishes.

The botulinum neurotoxin has a temporary paralytic effect. You must get regular maintenance Botox treatments in order to maintain your smooth, youthful skin. The treatment primarily prevents new expression lines from forming and smooths out existing wrinkles.

Botox Treatment Areas

When you get Botox injections, the muscles in the surrounding area become smooth and relaxed. This is what makes Botox such an effective wrinkle treatment. Many clients experience fine lines and wrinkles in similar areas on their faces.

The main areas for Botox treatment are:

  • Between the eyebrows
  • Around the nose
  • Corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Forehead
  • Around the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Upper lip (lip flip)

 

These are the most common areas for wrinkles and expression lines. With Botox injections, these facial areas will not be able to contract and deepen your expression lines. During your consultation with our medical experts, you will discuss what Botox treatment areas are best for you.

Candidates for Botox

Botox treatment is ideal for clients who are seeking non-surgical wrinkle reduction and expression line deterrence. Botox is both a treatment for facial lines and a prevention tool, as the paralytic agent stops creases from deepening. Botox injections work best for clients with mild to moderate facial lines.

Clients who make dynamic facial expressions often will greatly benefit from Botox. This treatment is also effective for treating some other cosmetic issues, like excessive sweating and asymmetry in the upper lip.

Botox is an outpatient procedure, so it will not require any downtime. This is perfect for clients who need a convenient, efficient wrinkle treatment. Our medical professional team will evaluate your aesthetic goals and facial anatomy to determine whether you are a good candidate for Botox treatment.

Botox Procedure

Clients can get Botox injections in as little as 10-15 minutes. The procedure is quick and simple. The first part of your Botox treatment is your consultation. Our medical team will evaluate your facial expressions and existing fine lines to determine which areas need treatment. This is often done in the same visit as your procedure.

After your consultation, skilled cosmetic professionals will clean your skin around the injection areas. Then, you will receive your Botox injections directly under your skin in the areas of concern. You have the option of requesting numbing cream, ice, and other comfort items to make the procedure as pleasant as possible.

After your Botox injections, you are free to go about the rest of your day as normal. There is no downtime required, as Botox treatment is non-surgical and safe. You can return to work, school, or any other daily activities you need to do without any hassle.

Results and Maintenance

You will notice your smooth, youthful skin results within five to seven days of your Botox treatment. After this time period, you will see the full effects, and your appearance will match your aesthetic goals. Your fine lines and wrinkles will grow smoother, and your facial expressions will not cause creasing.

The results of Botox generally last three to four months. Our injector will discuss how often you should come back for maintenance treatments depending on your cosmetic wishes and treatment plan. Maintenance injections will refresh your skin and continue to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and expression lines.

Botox wears off after the three- to four-month period expires. This means that if you have different wishes for your treatment plan, the results are only temporary. You do not have to commit to Botox injection areas forever. This is one of the benefits of Botox treatments. You can enjoy new-and-improved Botox treatments with the guidance of our expert injector.

Other Uses for Botox

Botox injections can be used for other cosmetic treatments besides fine lines and wrinkles. While youthful skin and smooth expressions are the prime benefits of Botox treatments, you can enjoy relief from other conditions, as well.

Hyperhidrosis

Botox effectively treats hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive perspiration. The injections block sweat glands from secreting these fluids, making your underarms dry and comfortable.

TMJ

Botox is also an excellent treatment for TMJ, a condition that causes jaw pain and clicking. The paralyzing effect of Botox injections helps your jaw muscles relax and provide pain relief and comfortable chewing. Many clients have seen phenomenal results with Botox for TMJ.

Botox Treatments at Novo Med Spa

At Novo Med Spa, we take pride in guiding our clients to the appearance of their dreams with premium Botox injections.

Our expert staff members will educate and inspire you to feel comfortable during your Botox procedure. With locations in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Lewisville, Texas, we service many clients who seek wrinkle treatment and fine line reduction.

Call Novo Med Spa today to book a consultation for Botox treatment and get started on smoothing and relaxing your gorgeous skin!

What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?

Your skin changes as you age. As a child, it didn’t look or feel the same as it does now. Many of these changes, like wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines, can undermine your self-confidence. In Frisco, TX, Novo Med Spa offers Juvederm injections that could boost your appearance and make you feel better.

What Are the Different Types of Juvederm?

Have wrinkles, folds, and fine lines become a source of self-consciousness for you? If so, a dermal filler might be the answer. With Juvederm, you can effectively treat these common signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance.

This filler comes in a variety of forms. It doesn’t matter which kind you get: you’ll always get a safe, fast-acting, and natural-looking wrinkle treatment.

XC and Vollure XC

In areas where when we move a lot, wrinkles appear earlier and deeper. Throughout the day, you move your mouth by speaking, smiling, frowning, and eating. As a result, wrinkles tend to appear more frequently here.

If you are suffering from wrinkles around the mouth, Vollure XC or XC could be the solution. Both of these fillers aim to smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and nose area.

Voluma XC

Your face has a lot of volume when you’re young. This contributes to how healthy you look. As you age, you’ll notice that you lose volume in your face, giving you an older appearance.

You can restore volume to your face with Voluma XC. The cheeks are often the first to lose volume, so this treatment targets them. You will have more defined cheeks, and the sagging skin will be pulled back up for a more youthful appearance.

Ultra XC and Volbella XC

It is natural for some people to have thin lips. Some individuals, however, lose volume in the lip area as they lose volume throughout the face. Thin lips are generally considered undesirable, unfortunately. They make you appear older and serious, and this can make you feel self-conscious.

Volbella XC and Ultra XC both effectively treat thin lips. With these injections, you’ll get plumper, fuller lips that look more youthful.

About Wrinkles and Their Treatment

You probably have many questions about this treatment and how it works if you’re interested in getting it. The following information provides a brief overview of this safe and effective filler.

The Source of Wrinkles

In order to understand how fillers work, we need to understand why wrinkles and sagging occur in the first place. Collagen and elastin proteins are among the chemicals that make up your skin. Your skin depends on these proteins for a number of reasons. In the first place, they provide structure for your skin. They also facilitate the smoothing of your skin when the muscles beneath you are relaxed.

Additionally, your skin contains a substance called hyaluronic acid. The body uses this sugar to hydrate, volumize, and lubricate the skin. With age, the amount of all these chemicals in your skin decreases. As a result, your skin becomes weaker, less able to maintain its shape, and becomes less voluminous.

Juvederm Basics

An extremely fine and precise needle is used to apply this collection of dermal fillers. These injections are strategically applied to the desired parts of your face by the technician.

Hyaluronic acid is used in these fillers. It can be used to smooth out wrinkles on your face and create more volume on your face overall in a very safe and effective manner.

How Does It All Work?

When Juvederm is injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid in these fillers performs several different functions. For one thing, it gives the skin volume. As a result, your skin will appear fuller and more youthful, smoothing out wrinkles and lifting sagging skin. Additionally, hyaluronic acid retains and draws in moisture. As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep our skin hydrated, and this injectable can be a great help.

Furthermore, it will allow you to sustain the volume you’ve added for as long as possible. Hyaluronic acid is also important for stimulating collagen production in your skin. This keeps your skin supple and firm over time.

The Process

Finding the right clinic is the most important thing when receiving this treatment. The product should only be applied by licensed practitioners. We provide a welcoming environment where you’ll feel comfortable receiving your treatment.

Preparation

Prior to your appointment, there are a few things you need to check. No worries, there won’t be a lengthy to-do list for you to follow! Instead, you just need to avoid a few things in the week leading up to your appointment. By doing so, you can ensure the treatment will be as effective as possible.

Don’t take any medications or supplements that could thin your blood. For example, aspirin, ibuprofen, and supplements such as fish oil and St. John’s wort are all blood thinners and should be avoided. Prior to your appointment, you should also abstain from drinking alcohol and stop smoking.

Your Appointment

The first step to getting the injections is to schedule a consultation. There are a couple of reasons why this is a really important step in the treatment process. It gives us an opportunity to find out what areas you would like treated as well as to address any questions or concerns you might have about the process.

Following your consultation, we will schedule your appointment. The whole experience will be comfortable and relaxing. The first step is to thoroughly clean the area where the injections will be administered. To make the treatment even more comfortable, we may apply a small amount of numbing cream once the skin is clean. A very fine needle will then be used by our technicians to inject the fluids. There are likely to be multiple injections required, with a small amount injected at a time. It is a simple process that should take between 15 minutes and an hour.

After Care

A non-invasive treatment like this one has the advantage of being minimally invasive in terms of recovery time. In contrast to painful and uncomfortable recovery periods after surgical procedures, you’ll be able to go right back to work after your Juvederm appointment.

You’ll need to avoid a few things in order to get the most out of your treatment and to get the product to settle appropriately into your skin. As much as possible, stay out of direct sunlight in the first few days. It’s also a good idea to avoid excessive sweating and strenuous activities. However, for most things, as soon as you leave the clinic you can get back to your normal daily routine.

FAQs

Am I a Good Candidate?

Almost anyone can receive this treatment since this filler is made from natural ingredients and is a safe and effective method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles. You could be a good candidate if you are self-conscious about the wrinkles and fine lines that have appeared on various parts of your face.

In addition, it is an excellent option for restoring volume to your face after you have lost it due to aging.

Is This a Safe Treatment?

This dermal filler is the ideal anti-wrinkle treatment for those who want a risk-free treatment. A lot of different treatment options are available, but some involve quite a bit of risk, such as surgery. Other injectables may contain ingredients you are uncomfortable injecting into your skin.

Hyaluronic acid, however, is the main ingredient of this collection of fillers. This natural sugar is found in several parts of the body, such as the skin, eyes, and connective tissues. Moreover, it stimulates collagen production: something your body does naturally. The filler only enhances the process.

When Will I See Results?

Immediately after leaving the clinic, you’ll notice a difference in your appearance. As soon as it’s applied, hyaluronic acid puts more volume into the desired areas.

You’ll see even more results after a few weeks. This is a great option for you if you’re looking for something that works quickly.

How Long Do Results Last?

Regardless of what kind of treatment you choose, you want your results to last. The results of any filler will need to be maintained through follow-up injections. However, this treatment has the advantage of lasting a long time.

Several factors determine how long your results will last. Your Juvederm type, as well as how well you take care of your skin afterward, come into play here. Results generally last six months to two years.

Regain Your Confidence!

Sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines can make you feel extremely self-conscious. Juvederm could be the solution for you if you want to regain a more youthful appearance and eliminate those signs of aging. Count on our clinic for fast, comfortable, and professional treatments. Contact us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX today to learn more and get started!

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Traditional shaving methods like waxing and shaving to get rid of unwanted body hair can be time-consuming and annoying. If you’re looking for a more long-lasting and effective way of getting rid of body hair, our laser hair removal treatments at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX can help.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. You might not be able to wear the clothes that you wish you could because you don’t like the way your body hair looks. You might also be tired of traditional and uncomfortable hair removal methods like shaving or waxing. If you’re looking for an alternative, laser hair removal might be right for you.

This type of removal will provide you with long-lasting results. Your treatments can last for several years, though after some time you may find that the follicles are able to produce new hair. You can get annual maintenance treatments to help keep your results permanent.

What Exactly Is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re thinking about receiving this treatment to treat your body hair concerns, then you’ve probably got a few questions about what exactly it is and how it works. This method of removing hair is FDA-approved, safe, and extremely effective.

When you receive your treatments from qualified technicians like those at our clinic, you’ll know that you’re getting long-lasting results from a team passionate about helping you feel more confident in your appearance.

How Does It Work?

When you receive this treatment, a very precise laser is applied to your desired areas. The laser is color-sensitive. This means that it’s attracted to the darker color of your hair. When the laser is applied to the hair, it will ignore the skin around it and focus just on the hair.

The light that touches the hair will be converted into heat. This heat will run down to the root of the hair. As this root heats up, it will damage the hair’s follicle, and over the next few days, the hair in the treated areas will begin to fall out. After several sessions, the follicles will stop being able to effectively grow new hair.

What Areas Can You Treat?

If you’re thinking about receiving this treatment, then you’re probably wondering what specific areas of your body you can target with it. One of the great things about laser removal is that you can use it on essentially any area where you find hair. This makes it an especially effective option for removing hair in areas that are difficult to reach with traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.

A few areas where people commonly receive this treatment include:

•    Arms
•    Underarms
•    Legs
•    Upper lip
•    Chin
•    Eyebrows
•    Bikini line
•    Chest
•    Neck

How Many Sessions Will Be Needed?

When you visit our clinic for your laser removal treatments, you will likely require several sessions to get the results that you want. The number of sessions that you actually need will depend on several factors. We’ll help you determine how many sessions you need when you come to our clinic for your initial consultation.

Most people require between 6 to 8 sessions total to see the results that they want. But you may need a little more or a little less depending on the following things.

What Results You Want

Although many people receive this type of treatment to completely get rid of hair in a certain area, that’s not the case for everyone. If you are looking to get complete hair removal in a particular area, then you’ll likely need the full 6 to 8 sessions.

However, if you are simply looking to thin out the hair in a certain area to help make other methods of removing hair more manageable, then you’ll probably need fewer sessions to get the results that you want.

Your Hair Type

Everyone has a different hair type. Your own hair type will help to determine how many laser removal sessions you require to get the results you want. Remember, the laser is color-sensitive. So if you have darker hair, then this treatment may be more effective than on someone with lighter hair.

That said, the quality of your hair itself will play a large role in the effectiveness of your treatment. If you have very thin hair, then you may find that you need fewer treatments to get the lasting results you’re looking for. On the other hand, patients with very thick hair may need more sessions.

The Targeted Area

Another factor that you’ll need to consider is the area that you’re treating. Everyone’s hair type is different, but your hair type will also change depending on where the hair is on your body. Your leg hair is different than the hair between your eyebrows, for example.

If you are a woman looking to remove the hair on your underarms, you might need more sessions than if you were looking to remove the hair on your upper lip.

What Is Getting Treatment Like?

If you decide to come to our clinic to receive your laser removal treatments, we will make sure that the entire process is safe, comfortable, and effective. Here’s what you can expect.

Before Treatment

Before you receive your treatment, we’ll consult with you to discuss your particular areas of concern and how this treatment can help you. You’ll also get the chance to ask any question that you might have about the treatment process or to bring up any concerns that you might have.

We’ll also provide you with instructions on how you should prepare for your session.

How to Prepare

This is a non-invasive treatment, which is beneficial for a few reasons. One reason is that there is very little that you’ll need to do to prepare beforehand for your appointment. There are just a few things you’ll need to be mindful of.

One thing to remember is that this treatment should not be performed on tanned skin. Avoid spending time out in the sun as well as visiting the tanning salon before your appointment. Don’t perform any methods of removing hair that involve removing the root of the hair, like plucking or waxing. Shaving the hair before your appointment, however, can help to make the treatment more effective.

Your Appointment

We will be happy to welcome you to our clinic on the day of your appointment. We’ll take care to keep your treatment as safe and effective as possible. Before we begin applying the laser to your desired areas, we will carefully clean the skin and we may also apply a topical numbing cream to any especially sensitive areas. Protective eyewear will also be provided before treatment.

We will then begin to apply the laser. During this time, you may feel a very light snapping sensation. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your session may last from just a few minutes to up to an hour.

After Treatment

Because this treatment is non-invasive, you’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as it’s finished. There is also very little healing time required after the treatment. As long as you’re careful of just a few things, you’ll be able to get back to your regular, daily life.

Make sure that you continue avoiding direct sunlight and tanning for the next few days. This is because your skin will be more sensitive than usual. Apply sunscreen regularly every few hours, and make sure it’s at least 30 SPF.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

This is a great hair removal treatment for almost anybody. When you come to our clinic for your initial consultation, we’ll help you determine if this is the right treatment for your needs. As long as you are in good overall health and are not experiencing any skin infections, it should be safe for you to receive this treatment.

An ideal candidate is someone who has unwanted darker hair on their face or body. If you are tired of other hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and using depilatory creams, then you could also be an excellent candidate.

Get Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to feel more confident in your skin and get rid of your unwanted body hair, then it’s time to book your consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you feel your best. Learn more today by giving Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX a shout.

Microneedling Frisco

How Does Microneedling Stimulate Collagen Growth?

What is the secret to gorgeous skin? If you ask 10 people, you’ll likely get 10 different answers. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we say microneedling Frisco should be at the top of this list. It takes advantage of your skin’s self-repair process by promoting collagen synthesis. Not only will you look more youthful, but your skin will also be healthier – a fact that will make itself known in fewer lines, scars, and wrinkles.

How Does Microneedling Frisco Stimulate Collagen Growth?

Some call this treatment the best thing that’s ever happened to their skin, and you’re about to see why. Microneedling Frisco (MN), also known as collagen induction therapy, uses ultra-fine needles to create targeted, invisible micro-wounds in your skin. You’re probably thinking this sounds counter-productive to beautiful skin, but those tiny injuries are the key component of MN.

How is this possible? The body is equipped to heal and regenerate itself. Once it recognizes the presence of injuries in your skin, defense mechanisms go to work healing those wounds. This results in faster cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production. Essentially, we’re able to reverse and prevent common signs of aging and smooth, lift, and plump tissues.

An Essential Building Block

Collagen serves as a crucial building block for the firm and healthy skin. It keeps tissues from sagging to maintain that fresh, supple look most people take advantage of when they’re younger. Although the body naturally makes collagen, production wanes with age. This starts in the mid-20s, with most people losing an average of 1% of collagen per year. And in the first five years of menopause, women can lose up to 30% of their total collagen production.

Because collagen is so crucial to healthy skin, many skincare products list this protein among their ingredients. Unfortunately, these products often fall short of what they promise to deliver. What you really need is a treatment that focuses on the skin’s subdermal levels, where sagging and wrinkles start.

Discovering the SkinPen

MN treatments fill this slot perfectly by working with the body’s healing processes. Our office goes one step further and uses the SkinPen, the only FDA-cleared MN device in the U.S. It’s proven to improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. And unlike traditional derma-rollers that can bend, break, or even rust – and potentially cause an infection or scarring with reuse – the SkinPen is more adaptable.

It employs disposable straight needles that can be adjusted in length. These penetrate the skin at a 90-degree angle, with customizable depths of 0.25 to 2 millimeters to provide the precise level of treatment you need. Because the needles enter skin vertically, they don’t tear or rip delicate tissues. These traits allow us to treat patients with different skin types and thicknesses.

Safe and Flexible

Thanks to its innovative design, the SkinPen also boasts a greater overall safety profile. It triggers new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. In turn, you see a soft and smooth canvas that can take years off your face. Results are more predictable and consistent, and the treatment itself is more comfortable and shorter.

But don’t take our word for it. The SkinPen has data that supports our claims. Clinical studies show 94% of patients see improvements in their skin one month after treatment, ranging from greater clarity to a smoother texture. And the SkinPen can be combined with other treatments, including injectables, to enjoy broader results.

Benefits of Treatment

We already covered increased collagen production in-depth, but we haven’t yet detailed the boost in elastin that microneedling Frisco provides. Elastin is the unsung hero of skincare, receiving less attention than collagen but every bit as worthy. Its levels mirror those of collagen, so as the latter increases, elastin also ramps up. And with higher levels of elastin, skin becomes more elastic and pliable.

In other words, it regains its bounce. This is crucial to a more youthful appearance, in which skin moves naturally when you emote and then returns to its former position.

Helps Erase Scars

Scars, particularly those caused by acne, can prove challenging to correct. But a 2009 study found that MN reduces scars in over 80% of patients. It even works effectively on atrophic scars caused by chickenpox and acne. What’s more, those patients who participated in the study rated their results as “excellent,” indicating they felt satisfied with their renewed appearances.

Increases Overall Radiance

The before and after pictures associated with MN can be pretty dramatic. Not only do pores look smaller, tissues softer, and skin clearer, but patients often report an impressive increase in overall radiance. Even those with dry skin can enjoy cushion-like softness and a lit-from-within-glow without having to apply and re-apply serums, oils, and moisturizers. With this in mind, many go makeup-free to showcase their new luminescence.

A Brief Explanation of Radiance

Now is a great time to mention that radiant skin is more than hollow words. This effect is the result of a silky smooth facial surface. Your skin is made to renew itself every 30 days or so by shedding dead cells. But this process doesn’t always go as expected, meaning those cells can sit and clump on your face. These patches absorb, rather than reflect, light to give skin a dull and tired appearance.

By promoting cell turnover, MN helps those dead cells shed as they’re supposed to. In turn, your skin reflects light to give you a dewy, glowy complexion.

Promotes Deeper Infusion of Topical Products

Research shows that after microneedling Frisco, skin loses less moisture – likely because of a reduction in pore size. MN has also been shown to enhance the ability of water-attracting compounds to infuse the skin. This means your skincare products can sink deeper into subdermal tissues to deliver their benefits, from moisturizing to restoring. MN may also help to reduce skin cell water loss.

How To Prepare for Treatment

Preparation is pretty light, but we’ll start by saying you should discontinue using any intense topical treatments, such as those that contain retinol. Stopping these a few days before your session can protect your skin from irritation. Also, avoid sun exposure for about three days before MN. If you are going outside, apply sunscreen. And, finally, steer clear of aggressive acids for seven days before treatment, such as salicylic acid.

On the day of your session, you should arrive with clean and dry skin. If you forget or aren’t able to come in fresh-faced, we’ll perform a thorough cleanse before using the SkinPen. We’ll also likely apply a thin coat of numbing cream to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment.

Post-Treatment Recommendations

We often follow the SkinPen with soothing serums that can nourish and rehydrate thirsty tissues. The numbing cream will quickly wear off so you can function throughout the day. And through it all, you’ll experience no pain – that’s a question many patients feel compelled to ask.

The same is true of downtime. MN doesn’t require you to significantly alter your schedule. You should, however, be prepared to care for your skin. This means you will need to:

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for one week
  • Skip tanning beds and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for at least two weeks
  • Wear a hat when outside
  • Wash with a gentle cleanser and cool water
  • Pat, rather than rub, skin dry
  • Forego the gym and other activities that cause you to sweat for 48 hours
  • Use only mineral makeup after 24 hours

 

A Few More Tips To Help You Heal

You may be tempted to touch your gloriously smooth skin, but don’t. Your nails and fingertips are loaded with bacteria that can be harmful to fresh skin cells. We recommend you keep your hands off your face altogether, meaning you shouldn’t pick, scrub, or scratch treated areas.

Last but not least, it’s important to remember microneedling Frisco Tx results are cumulative. You’re not tearing down your skin but instead building it up. We’ll therefore craft a personalized care plan that details the exact number of treatments you should have. A typical plan, for instance, might call for three to five sessions each delivered four to six weeks apart. After that, we’ll likely suggest you have a maintenance treatment every six to 12 months.

Revive Your Skin

MN is your key to fresher, brighter, and smoother skin. It can address a range of concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to scars and sagging, and you don’t have to endure a long, cumbersome recovery period. Even better, MN improves total skin health by ramping up collagen and elastin production. Schedule your consultation today by contacting the team at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?

Are you struggling with submental fullness, AKA a double chin? Is it making you feel self-conscious, or making you look heavier or older than you actually are? Would you believe us if we told you there was a simple, effective solution that could eliminate your double chin, revealing a contoured and youthful face in its place? Introducing Kybella Louisiana, a game-changing injectable available right here at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?

Since a double chin can affect anyone regardless of their weight, age, or how they live their lives, there’s no one type of person for whom this treatment is best suited. As long as you’re over 18 and want to eliminate fat around your chin, we encourage you to come in for a chat with our expert staff. Patients who are healthy and stay active are prime candidates, as maintaining a steady weight after your treatment will allow you to enjoy its benefits for longer.

During an initial consultation, we’ll go over your medical history to make sure you’re eligible for treatment; certain medications, disorders, and factors like pregnancies and whether you’re breastfeeding may mean treatment isn’t suitable for you. Maybe we’ll just conclude that this treatment isn’t the best way to address your specific cosmetic concerns. Whatever happens, we’ll be happy to provide you with alternative solutions.

So What Exactly Is Kybella?

This groundbreaking treatment is a series of careful injections that, when made into the double chin, target and melt away fat cells. It’s so targeted that it leaves the surrounding face and décolletage completely unaffected. In a clinical study, 79% of patients found a significant reduction in their submental fullness after a few sessions. And astonishingly, when paired with a healthy lifestyle, the results can be permanent.

How Does This Treatment Work?

This treatment involves injecting products into the treatment areas using a very fine needle. The product immediately gets to work targeting fat cells, either forcing them to release fluid and shrink down, or even destroying them altogether. These destroyed cells and fluids will be treated by the body as waste, getting flushed out over the next few weeks and eventually leaving your system entirely via excretion. Incredibly, destroyed fat cells can’t regrow, so once they’re gone you don’t need to worry about them coming back.

How exactly does the product destroy fat? Its main ingredient is something called “deoxycholic acid”. This is a molecule that’s produced naturally in the human body, but usually in the stomach, where it breaks down and absorbs dietary fats that you consume. In Kybella’s case, a synthetic version is used, specially designed for submental fullness. Amazing, right?

Because the body produces deoxycholic acid, it’s highly unlikely it will reject the product as a foreign substance. The chances of having a bad reaction are very low, which makes this treatment one of the safest options for eliminating a double chin on the market.

What Can I Expect Out of My Treatment?

Before

Ahead of your actual appointment, we’ll ask you to come in for a consultation with a member of our expert staff. We’ll make sure this treatment is right for you, looking at your medical history and medications you’re on, and hearing about what you’re hoping to get out of treatment. If it all looks good, we’ll design you a treatment plan that’s tailored to you, including how many sessions you’ll need, how much product we’ll use, and how many injections we’ll perform.

On the Day

Treatment is performed right here in our beautiful Frisco office. We’ll ask you to come in with a clean face and neck, which we’ll then apply with a numbing cream. The injections will be made using a very fine needle, which patients generally can’t even feel. The whole thing won’t take longer than half an hour, and that’s it!

This will be the same for all your sessions – always quick and effective. It makes it easy to come in for multiple sessions when they slot into your day so easily! We usually recommend spacing them about a month apart.

After

Unlike many cosmetic procedures, you won’t need to take time off work after your treatment to recover. You can even drive yourself to and from our office, then go straight back to work or your errands day! We may recommend a few small precautions, like avoiding strenuous exercise and harsh sunlight for a few days while your skin desensitizes, but that will be it.

Results will develop gradually in the weeks after your appointment as the fat cells and fluids leave your body. The exact length of time depends on the individual, but generally, people see changes after around two weeks. After a few sessions – usually between two and six – you’ll be able to enjoy optimal results.

You can achieve long-lasting results from this treatment if you keep a consistent weight after your sessions. That’s because while many fat cells are permanently destroyed, others have only shrunk, and could grow again if you put on weight. So by staying active and healthy, you can reap the rewards of Kybella Louisiana for years to come!

What Causes Submental Fullness?

Around 68% of Americans struggle with a double chin, so it’s no surprise that there are a few different things that can cause it. These might be genetics, age, weight gain, and even lifestyle. Have you struggled with submental fullness for as long as you can remember, or has it only come about recently? Or as you’ve put on weight in other areas? Perhaps you noticed it after you’d started consuming more alcohol or tobacco?

It can be incredibly hard to get rid of, as there aren’t really exercises that just burn away the fat in that area. Even if you’re doing a lot of cardio and calorie counting to lose weight, the body works hard to store fat in case you ever need it for energy, so those methods still may not make a difference. It’s no wonder a product like Kybella Louisiana has been on the rise in popularity since its FDA approval in 2015.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

Look Younger

A double chin can make you look older than you are. The appearance of weight and the jowls can age a person up significantly, especially since aging does slow the metabolism and cause some weight gain. A sharper, tighter jawline is more reminiscent of a youthful face, so by melting away a double chin, you can melt the years away too!

…And Slimmer

If you’re a slim person with submental fullness, you might be frustrated that it’s making you look heavier than you are. Nowadays, when our lives are filled with video calls and selfies, sometimes our heads and neck are the only parts of our bodies that other people see. We want these parts of us to accurately present ourselves and look as flattering as possible.

Renew Your Confidence

Many people find that a double chin impacts the way they live their life. Because they’re worried about how it looks and how noticeable it is, they might hold themselves carefully, restricting the way they talk, laugh, eat, and pose for photos so that they never emphasize their submental fullness. This is a fruitless waste of mental energy; a person shouldn’t be too self-conscious to live freely and happily in their body. By treating your double chin and no longer worrying about how you look, you can get back to enjoying life.

And while Kybella Louisiana can offer a gorgeous new jawline that’s sure to turn heads, there’s nothing more attractive than a person who feels radiant and content in their body. Here at Novo Med Spa, we want to help you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself.

What if I Have Sagging Skin?

Have you realized that maybe your double chin isn’t caused by fat at all, but by sagging, drooping skin that’s lost its elasticity? This is incredibly common and happens when the body starts to lose collagen and elastin. It’s the result of factors like aging, sun exposure, alcohol, and tobacco. Unfortunately, Kybella Louisiana can’t treat it, because it only works when targeting fat cells.

Luckily, Novo Med Spa has a number of stellar treatments to combat sagging skin. Injectables like Restylane and Belotero Balance restore volume and firmness in the face and chin by filling out folds, lines, and hollow areas, tightening the skin and giving the patient a fresh-faced glow. During your consultation, we may decide that one of these treatments will be a more effective solution to your cosmetic concerns, and can discuss them in more detail.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re done feeling inhibited by a double chin that makes you feel self-conscious or unhappy, you don’t have to put up with it any longer. Kybella Louisiana can unveil an alluring, youthful jawline in just a few easy sessions. And our staff can’t wait to be part of your journey! To book your appointment, call Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX today.

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Where Is Xeomin Used?

Along with many benefits, aging has some downsides, too. One of the downsides that many people find concerning is wrinkling of the skin. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, our Xeomin treatment can provide you with a way to look and feel your best again.

Where Is Xeomin Used?

If aging has caused a significant change to your appearance that you’re not satisfied with, don’t feel like you need to put up with it forever. There are ways that you can get rid of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles and get back your healthy and youthful appearance.

One way you can do this is through Xeomin injections. This is a neuromodulator that is injected into the skin using a fine needle. It helps to smooth out wrinkles and lines by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. This filler can be used to target several areas on your face.

Frown Lines

The area between your eyebrows is a common place to get wrinkles. When you frown or furrow your brow, you may have noticed 11-shaped lines appearing in between your eyebrows. These are often called frown lines. Over time, these creases can become permanent wrinkles, making you look far older than you are.

This injectable is great for targeting frown lines. By smoothing these particular wrinkles out, it will help you maintain a youthful appearance. It will also help you look happier and more relaxed.

Crows Feet

It’s very common for the area around your eyes to wrinkle faster than other areas of your face. This is because the skin here is much thinner than it is around your mouth, for example. The very fine lines that appear around the corners of your eyes are called crows feet.

These wrinkles can age your appearance considerably. If you’re looking for a way to smooth out these wrinkles and get a younger, healthier appearance, then this injectable is the perfect solution for you.

Lines on the Forehead

Every time you lift your eyebrows, you may notice that horizontal lines appear as the skin creases. As you get older, you’ll likely find that those lines become permanent and rather deep.

You can use this injectable to help get rid of those horizontal lines on your forehead. This will provide you with a more relaxed, happier appearance and will help you look younger overall.

Lines Around the Mouth

Your mouth moves around a lot throughout the day. As you speak, eat, and make facial expressions, the skin in this area creases. Over time, these creases deepen and become permanent wrinkles.

Getting this injectable will help smooth the area out. Wrinkles around your mouth can make you look quite old, so getting rid of them will help you look considerably more youthful.

Everything You Should Know About Xeomin

If this sounds like it might be the right solution for your skin concerns, then you’re probably wondering what exactly it is. This injectable is made with botulinum toxin type A, which is the same main ingredient that Botox uses. Unlike Botox, however, this particular injectable does not contain additive proteins.

This makes it a fantastic option for candidates who are looking to target wrinkles and fine lines, but who have shown sensitivity to the proteins in Botox. Because it has no additives, it also means that your body is less likely to develop a resistance to it, like it might with Botox. This means you can continue using this filler for much longer.

How Does It Work?

The main ingredient in this injectable, botulinum toxin type A, acts as a neurotoxin. This can be a scary word to see, but rest assured that this filler is carefully formulated to be extremely safe. This filler is FDA-approved, and as long as you receive it from a qualified technician like those at our clinic, you can trust that your treatment process will be both safe and effective.

When the product is injected into your skin, it works as a neuromodulator. Your brain sends certain signals to your muscles, telling them to contract or tense. The botulinum toxin types A blocks these signals, which means that they are unable to reach your muscles. Instead of contracting, your muscles stay relaxed which in turn keeps the skin above them smooth and line-free.

What Is Treatment Like?

Are you thinking about receiving this treatment to fix your lines and wrinkles? At our clinic, you’ll receive your treatment in a clean and safe environment. You can also trust our highly-trained technicians to make sure that you get the results you want.

The Consultation

Before we can set you up with your appointment, we’ll need to sit down for a consultation. This consultation is an important part of the process because it gives us the chance to get to know you and your needs. We’ll talk about what your areas of concern are and how we can help you manage them.

Once the consultation is done, we can book an appointment for you. We’ll also provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your appointment.

Pre-Appointment

Before you come in for your injections, you’ll need to prepare for your appointment. Make sure that you follow our instructions to ensure that your treatment is both safe and effective. Preparation for your treatment is simple and easy.

We will most likely ask that you just avoid a few things before your appointment. You’ll need to make sure that you’re not consuming anything that could act as a blood thinner. This will prevent bruising around the injection sites. Avoid taking medications like aspirin and ibuprofen during the week before your appointment. You’ll also need to stop drinking alcohol and smoking.

The Treatment

When the time comes for your appointment, we’ll do everything we can to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. The first thing we will do before we apply the injections is thoroughly and carefully clean the areas where the injections will be applied. Once your skin has been cleaned, we might also apply a topical numbing cream.

With your skin prepared for the injections, we’ll begin to apply the product. You will receive multiple strategic injections to help you get the results you’re looking for. Your appointment will be fast, with most treatment sessions lasting somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes.

Post-Treatment

Because this is a non-invasive treatment, recovery time is minimal. You’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as your appointment is done, and you can get back to work immediately. There are just a few things you’ll need to do after your appointment to make sure that your results are effective.

Try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, and stay upright as much as possible for the next few hours. You’ll also want to avoid strenuous physical activity. For the next few days, continue to avoid smoking and consuming any alcohol.

FAQs

When Will I See Results?

Getting the results you want is important, but it’s also important to get those results quickly. Luckily, with this treatment, you’ll see an almost immediate change in your appearance.

Over the next week or so, your results will become even more apparent, and you’ll get to enjoy a smooth, young-looking appearance.

How Long Do Results Last?

No injectable treatment is permanent, but some injectables last longer than others.

You can expect your results to last for up to four months. Eventually, the botulinum toxin type A will be absorbed by your body, and your wrinkles and lines will begin to reappear. At this point, you’ll need to return to our clinic to receive a new round of injections and help you maintain your appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

If you are unsatisfied with the way aging has made you look, then you might be a good candidate for this treatment. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid receiving any type of injectable.

As long as you are in good overall health and you have wrinkles you’d like to treat, this could be the solution for you. It’s also a great preventative measure, keeping wrinkles from appearing on your face in the first place.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’ve been looking for a way to refresh your appearance, then Xeomin near you is perfect. At our clinic, you’ll receive your treatment in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Book your appointment with us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX today.

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How Long Does Belotero Balance Last?

Dermal fillers can correct any cosmetic concern caused by volume loss regardless of severity. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are proud to offer Belotero Balance, one of the most versatile, effective dermal fillers on the market. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this long-lasting filler to help you decide whether it is right for you.

How Long Does Belotero Balance Last?

Typically, the results of this treatment last for half of a year to a full year. However, numerous factors affect the longevity of the results. For instance, the region of the face being treated, the health of your skin, your age, and your lifestyle choices will all affect the rate at which your skin absorbs the filler. The dosage you receive will also affect your results’ longevity.

Typically, when this injectable is administered into the mouth or nose, the results will fade faster than they would if the filler was administered into the cheeks. This is because the cheeks are far less mobile than the nose and mouth. Your age affects the longevity of your results because older people tend to experience results that fade a little faster than younger people. Similarly, the more severe your concerns are, the faster your results may fade.

Can Your Results Be Maintained?

Yes, your results can be maintained if you come in for regular maintenance sessions. Depending on your age, lifestyle, regions of concern, and the severity of your concerns, you may start to notice your results fading slowly approximately six months after your injections. At this point, the hyaluronic acid in the formula will be absorbed by your skin fully. Also, it is at this time that your collagen production rate starts to return to normal levels.

This treatment is powerful enough to fill in the deepest wrinkles because it increases the skin’s collagen production rate temporarily. Besides attending maintenance sessions once or twice per year, you can help to extend your results by:

  • Using quality cosmetics
  • Making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Mitigating the risk of UV ray damage

 

What Ingredients Should You Look for in Your Cosmetics?

Among the best cosmetics to incorporate into your skincare routine are those that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and niacinamide.

How Quickly Will the Results Become Apparent?

People are often pleasantly surprised to discover how quickly the results of this treatment become apparent. It can take a few weeks to see the benefits provided by topical cosmetics, and it requires consistency if any results become apparent at all.

On the other hand, you will notice an immediate benefit once your injections are complete. You will notice even more benefits just 12 to 24 hours after your treatment is over. This is much faster than the results you can expect to see if you opt for other dermal fillers.

What Can This Injectable Treat?

Other dermal fillers are designed for only one purpose. On the other hand, Belotero Balance can be used to treat a number of cosmetic concerns. This treatment wasn’t just designed to eliminate wrinkles in one area of the face. Rather, it was designed to erase wrinkles from virtually all regions of the face, erase acne scarring, and contour the jawline, cheeks, lips, and nose. Specifically, here are some of the concerns this injectable can be used to treat:

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Tear troughs
  • Sharp jawline
  • Asymmetrical or thin lips
  • Acne scarring
  • Prominent nose ridge

We will review all of the possible applications of this injectable during your initial evaluation. Even if you’re worried about acne scars, contours lacking definition, and volume loss-related wrinkles and folds, there’s a good chance that this is the only injectable you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Why Is This Treatment Effective?

At first, fine lines and wrinkles are mild in nature. Over time, they grow more severe. They will continue to deepen if you do not seek professional help because they are the result of an insufficient amount of collagen. However, your skin will only continue to produce collagen at a slower rate as you continue to age. Topical products are not an effective treatment method because collagen is too large to pass through the upper layers of your skin.

Therefore, when applied topically, collagen won’t reach the subdermal layers of your skin to support it. Contrastingly, dermal fillers are effective because they deliver hyaluronic acid into the foundation layers of the skin. This hyaluronic acid induces the production of extra collagen exactly where it is needed.

The Importance of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that your body produces in abundance through your 20s. This chain of sugar molecules is responsible for keeping your eyes moisturized, lubricating your joints, and ensuring your skin remains hydrated, soft, and supple. Nevertheless, by the time you reach the age of 30, your body starts to metabolize the hyaluronic acid at a greater rate than it is produced.

By the time you’re in your 30s or 40s, your body’s hyaluronic acid production rate is so much lower than its consumption rate that you may start to notice you need stronger moisturizers.

Skin Structure and Health

Youthful skin is supple, smooth, tight, and radiant thanks to collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid and collagen in particular are essential for supporting the structure of your skin and keeping it smooth and tight. Additionally, youthful skin has elevated lipid levels, protecting the skin from irritants and pollutants and supporting a strong moisture barrier.

Although each molecule in the skin is important, hyaluronic acid plays a great number of roles. Hyaluronic acid can attract and bind to 1,000 times its weight in water. The hydration that is brought to and stays in the treatment areas is one of the reasons extra collagen is produced in response to this treatment. Hyaluronic acid also facilitates:

  • More rapid wound healing
  • More elastic skin
  • Tighter skin
  • Wrinkle and fine line treatment
  • Volumization

 

Hydration and Healthy, Smooth Skin

Hydration is essential to your health. Even when you’re only a little dehydrated, your health and bodily processes are negatively affected. The most noticeable side effect of dehydration is dry skin. However, your skin can be dehydrated even if you drink a lot of water daily due to an insufficient amount of hyaluronic acid and lipids protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.

Hyaluronic acid can restore moisture and hydration to your skin. More importantly, it can bolster the skin’s moisture barrier which keeps your skin hydrated.

What Should You Expect From the Treatment Process?

Most people only need half of an hour to complete their treatments. After the hyaluronic acid is injected into the foundational layers of your skin, the polysaccharide will immediately attract water to the treatment area, seamlessly volumizing it and producing natural-looking results.

The number of injections you will need will depend on the aesthetic you want to achieve and how severe your cosmetic concerns are. Once your convenient, pain-free treatment is complete, you are free to return to your usual routine immediately.

Is This Treatment Safe?

Yes, this treatment is completely safe.  In fact, it is so safe that the FDA reviewed the results of several large clinical trials and determined it was suitable for most fairly healthy adults. Also, you should be aware that hyaluronic acid is completely biocompatible so you don’t need to worry about having an allergic reaction to this treatment. You should also know that this treatment is safe for people of all skin types and tones.

What’s the Right Age to Seek This Treatment?

There isn’t really a right age to seek this treatment. If you’re at least 22 years of age and concerned about volume loss or acne scarring, you will probably qualify for this treatment. People often don’t turn to dermal fillers until they’re 30 because it is at this point that the signs of aging begin to show. However, people most commonly seek Belotero Balance injections between the ages of 40 and 60.

Use Belotero Balance to Bring Balance Back to Your Life

When the visible signs of aging are caused by volume loss, they can be tricky to treat. With Belotero Balance, however, treatment is easy, and the results can last up to 12 months. Visit us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX for an initial consultation and find out if this long-lasting treatment is right for you.

What Is Microneedling?

Aging is inevitable, but there are some steps you can take when you begin to see the signs of aging on your skin to help reverse the process. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer microneedling, a treatment that initiates a process that relies on your body to complete. It smoothes lines and wrinkles and helps heal the skin from the inside out.

Collagen is the key to youth, and this treatment will help increase your collagen to make your skin glow and radiate the vibrancy of youth that you may have thought was gone for good.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses a device with tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to increase collagen. Collagen is essential for youthful skin. If you’ve noticed lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and other skin imperfections, it’s probably because your body has stopped making as much collagen and elastin as it used to. You have plenty of collagen when you’re younger, thanks to your body’s high collagen production rates.

As you age, your body begins to produce less collagen, specifically after the age of 30, and it only goes downhill from there. However, all hope is not lost; just because your body makes less collagen doesn’t mean that it can’t make more. It needs a little help, and microneedling is a treatment that offers that help so that you can experience some amazing results.

Why Collagen Induction Therapy Works

One of the best ways to force your body into making more collagen is to injure it. Don’t worry; this isn’t a major injury resulting in blood and pain. Instead, this treatment creates just enough of an injury to make your body respond by increasing collagen production, restoring youth, and healing your skin from the inside out. Microneedling is called collagen induction therapy because it uses a device fitted with tiny hair-thin needles to do just that.

These needles create microchannels, also known as micro-injuries, which are tiny injuries in the skin that you can’t see, but your body feels. The body responds to those injuries by initiating an immune system response and cleansing the skin to disinfect it and begin the healing process. It also creates collagen in the area where the injury has occurred, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plumps the skin, and makes you look and feel more youthful.

SkinPen Microneedling

At Novo MedSpa, we use the SkinPen to perform these treatments. The SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling treatment device that uses fine gauge needles to create tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production. In as little as three treatments, you can achieve some amazing results.

What Can It Treat?

The SkinPen is an effective device because it can treat many different skin imperfections and conditions. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, general scars, and stretch marks. It increases collagen production below the acne scar and the stretch marks, which helps plump the skin and raises it up to create a more even skin texture.

Increased collagen production helps visibly reduce the appearance of your acne scars and stretch marks in a way that no other topical products or treatments have been able to.

Treating the Signs of Aging and Other Skin Imperfections

It also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks the pores, creates a more even skin tone, treats skin discoloration, including all of those marks and spots that qualify as hyperpigmentation, and it can even improve the most stubborn melasma.

Customizing Your Treatment

There are several ways that we can customize this treatment to meet all of your skincare goals. First, we can adjust the SkinPen’s needle depth to effectively target your concerns. Shorter length needles are often used in more sensitive areas, like around the eyes, while deeper needles are used where the skin is thicker and can tolerate a deeper treatment, like the cheeks.

Adding PRP to Your Treatment

Additionally, we can add PRP to this treatment to achieve some dramatic results. PRP is platelet-rich plasma, and it’s derived from your blood. A standard blood draw is required to obtain your blood which is then put into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood to separate the golden PRP from the rest of the blood cells and then is applied to the skin during treatment.

The Power of PRP

PRP contains regenerative properties and growth factors that can help improve your skin, especially when applied during a microneedling treatment where your skin absorption rate nearly doubles.

Anything you apply to your skin during or after a microneedling treatment will absorb that much better because of the tiny microchannels. These microchannels have opened up the skin, and the PRP can penetrate deep into those punctures to reach the lower layer of your skin and begin a transformative process.

What Happens During a Treatment?

You can expect a typical treatment to take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. We can apply numbing cream or local anesthesia upon your request, but many patients make it through the treatment without either. The choice is up to you, and we will do everything to help keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

The Treatment Process

Before beginning the SkinPen treatment, your esthetician will cleanse your skin before passing the device across your entire treatment area. Then, based on your treatment plan, she will apply PRP or another vitamin-rich serum to help your skin absorb all of the nutrients and get the best results possible.

The treatment will end with the application of moisturizing cream and sunscreen, which will be massaged into your skin to help protect it from the sun when you walk to your car and go about your day.

Can I Expect Immediate Results?

You will see an initial improvement in your skin once your treatment is complete, but the most noticeable results take time. Everything worth waiting for does take time so keep that in mind from week to week as you watch your results appear. Your skin will start to look fuller, firmer, and tighter. You’ll see your lines and wrinkles soften, and they may even disappear.

Collagen production can take up to 12 weeks to begin, but once that production kicks into gear, you will notice a difference in your skin. Patients often notice a visible improvement in their skin four weeks after initial treatment. You’ll see the best results when you undergo a series of treatments with a few weeks between each. Our skincare experts can help develop the right treatment plan to best target and correct your skin conditions.

Who Is the Best Candidate?

Almost everyone is a candidate for this treatment. This treatment can improve the skin of adults with all different skin types and tones. It doesn’t cause any damage to the top layer of the skin and instead works by forcing collagen production in the deepest layers of the skin. The treatment can be completely customized to your needs by adjusting the needle deaths from .25 to 2.5 mm.

Anyone who wants to increase collagen production to heal their skin and restore youth naturally, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and get tighter skin will qualify as a good treatment candidate. This treatment will also help meet the aesthetic goals of those who want to shrink their pores, improve the appearance of acne scars or other scars, and visibly help reduce stretch marks.

Experience Beautiful Skin the Natural Way

If you want beautiful skin, a SkinPen microneedling treatment will help you get there. In just a few treatments, you can resolve some of those skin conditions that have been bothering you for years. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to set up your initial consultation with one of our skincare experts, who will help determine if this treatment is right for you.

Should I Get Kybella?

If you suffer from submental fullness, the dreaded double chin, or excess fat around your jawline and neck, we want to introduce you to a cosmetic injectable that will finally give you the results that your healthy lifestyle and exercise routine have not. At Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer Kybella, the first prescription medication in an injectable form that is FDA-approved to treat the stubborn fat responsible for submental fullness.

Should I Get Kybella?

Kybella is growing in popularity thanks to patients and celebrities alike who are raving about their amazing results. If you know or have seen someone who has achieved a sculpted jawline thanks to Kybella, you know that the results don’t lie.

However, while many people can benefit from this treatment, some will not qualify as candidates, including pregnant or nursing women. Before you undergo treatment, it’s important that you know what qualifies you as the ideal Kybella candidate.

You Have a Double Chin

The medical term is submental fullness, but everyone calls it a double chin. If submental fullness has made you look like you have more than one chin, it has likely affected your confidence. This injectable can help contour the jawline and reduce the total fat volume in the chin and neck. Whether excess fat below your chin and around your jawline has been a thorn in your flesh for months or years, this injectable can help eliminate it and restore your confidence.

The total amount of fat below your chin doesn’t always affect whether you’re a candidate for this treatment because even just a little stubborn fat can create the appearance of a double chin, especially if you have a slim face and build. An initial consultation is the best way to determine if this injectable can address your concerns.

You Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet is one of the most important ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight. If you’ve tried different diets to lose body fat, specifically to target your double chin, but they haven’t worked, you may be a good candidate for this cosmetic injectable. If eating a healthy diet hasn’t made a difference in the appearance of your double chin, it may be time for something more powerful.

You Exercise Consistently

Exercise helps burn fat, but if you’ve been working out consistently and still have not seen any change in the appearance of your double chin, you may need the help of this cosmetic injectable to do what your exercise routine has been unable to.

Sometimes you can build a nearly perfect physique yet still struggle with a double chin. If this is the case, this cosmetic injectable can help make your chin profile better match your physique. It will tighten, contour, and slim the area so that you can look and feel better about your appearance.

You Live a Healthy Lifestyle and Have Reached a Healthy Weight

If you are making healthy lifestyle choices and have reached a healthy weight but still can’t seem to eliminate your double chin on your own, you are most likely a good candidate for Kybella. The best candidates already know the importance of a healthy lifestyle so that once they undergo treatment, they can maintain their results long-term.

Fat cells cannot regrow after a treatment, but existing ones can expand, making that double chin reappear. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment will help you avoid gaining weight and sabotaging your results.

You Have Realistic Expectations About the Treatment

Before you begin this treatment, you must understand what it can and cannot do. This treatment can target and eliminate fat, but it doesn’t tighten the skin. Results vary among patients based on the current state of their skin and treatment area at the time of treatment. The total amount of fat cells in the area, your age, and current health all play a part in your results.

Before beginning treatment, one of our experienced technicians will discuss the treatment and your results in detail, so you know what to expect and can walk into your treatment with realistic expectations. This treatment will not help reduce a significant amount of fat below the chin or in the neck area. If you want to target larger areas with a significant amount of excess fat, you may be better suited for liposuction, a procedure we offer here at our office.

You Don’t Want To Undergo Surgery

One way to remove stubborn fat cells from the neck area is through liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a device called a cannula that’s attached to a vacuum. A small incision will be made in the treatment area during the procedure, and the fat cells will be gently suctioned out of the body.

This procedure does involve downtime. Some people with a double chin aren’t ready to commit to surgery to address that stubborn fat in their neck which is why this injection makes the perfect alternative to surgery. It delivers results that appear gradually; you won’t have to take time off of work, and you can schedule treatments at your convenience.

You Have Healthy, Elastic Skin

Another important qualification for this treatment is that you have healthy skin. Healthy skin has the elasticity to mold and contour to the new definition that this injectable can create. This treatment will eliminate fat in the area, but it cannot tighten the skin. Having healthy skin is an important aspect of this treatment that will help you achieve the best results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does It Work?

This injectable contains an active ingredient that is a synthetic version of an acid that your body naturally produces. Deoxycholic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps with the digestion and absorption of dietary fat. The synthetic version of deoxycholic acid in Kybella injections also breaks down fat, but it does so to permanently destroy the fat cells. The body will then gradually eliminate the dead cells over several weeks.

What Happens During a Treatment?

Once we confirm that you are a good candidate for this treatment, we will schedule your appointment. When you arrive, we will situate you in one of our treatment rooms, and if necessary, your injector will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area after your skin has been effectively sanitized.

Your injector will then administer a series of small injections throughout your treatment area. You can expect the total appointment to take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Will I See Results After One Treatment?

Once injected with this injectable, the active ingredients will begin breaking down the fat cells in the treatment area. Some patients achieve the desired results after one appointment, while others may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve their desired look.

We typically schedule treatments with three to four weeks between each and schedule a maximum of six injection appointments per patient. When we create your treatment plan, we will analyze your problem area in person and help determine how many appointments you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.

When Will I See My Final Results?

As this active ingredient breaks down your fat cells, your body will slowly eliminate them through natural processes. As this happens, you will see the gradual improvement of your treatment area. For most patients, this occurs within a few weeks of their initial treatment. Your injector will provide you with a better timeline of when you can expect to experience results during your first appointment.

Is There Any Downtime?

Unlike surgical procedures designed to remove stubborn fat from the body, this injectable does not require downtime. You can resume your normal daily activities once your appointment is over. If you have any questions or concerns post-treatment, you can contact our office at any point.

Define and Contour Your Chin Profile

Thanks to Kybella, achieving a contoured and defined chin profile and jawline is easy. In just a few quick appointments, you can do what years of healthy eating and consistent working out have been unable to. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this revolutionary injectable and how it can transform your appearance.

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How Does Microneedling Work?

Your friends, sisters, and coworkers swear by it, and you have to admit, their results are impressive. But, before you move forward and schedule an appointment for yourself, you have a few questions about Microneedling Frisco, what you can expect, and how it works. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer this collagen induction treatment that has patients raving about their results, and we’re here to answer all your questions so you can schedule with confidence.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling Frisco is a simple yet effective treatment. At Nova Med Spa, we perform all of our microneedling Frisco treatments with a device called the SkinPen. This device is fitted with very thin needles that can be adjusted to different depths to target different areas of the face and neck. We can use shorter needles around more sensitive areas like the lips and eyes and change the needle depth during the treatment to accommodate your needs.

As the needles repetitively stamp the skin, they will reach into the deeper skin layers and create micro-channels which are essentially like pinpricks that reach beyond the skin’s surface. The body responds to these pricks as if it’s been injured and increases collagen production. As your body produces more collagen in the treatment area, your skin will improve and become tighter, firmer, and more youthful than it was before your treatment.

The Importance of Collagen

Collagen is key to youthful skin, but as you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which is why you experience volume loss and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Increased collagen production can help target the signs of aging, but it can also help treat acne scars and stretch marks.

The Three Phases of Microneedling

The Inflammation Phase

During the first phase, the SkinPen will pierce the skin, and the body will first respond by cleansing the wound and then increasing blood flow to the area. It will also begin to create new skin tissue and increase collagen production.

The Proliferation Phase

During the second phase of this treatment, the micro-injuries created by the device will begin to heal, and new skin cells and blood vessels will form.

The Remodeling Phase

In the final phase, the injury completely heals, and new tissue forms. Increased collagen and blood vessels now define the area which helps minimize skin imperfections and improves the complexion.

What Does It Treat?

Microneedling Frisco is a versatile treatment that can help improve the skin on multiple levels. It can help improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and help you achieve tighter and firmer skin. It can also restore youth to the complexion, help shrink large pores and make the skin look more voluminous and less hollow.

The SkinPen

The SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling Frisco treatment device that helps deliver some amazing results. This device is shaped like a pen and is packed with sterile, adjustable needles that pierce the skin during treatment. It uses single-use needle cartridges, which means the needles that penetrate your skin are not only sterile but intended for your skin alone.

What Are the Benefits of the SkinPen?

The SkinPen is such a popular device because it offers patients so many different benefits. Those who have a busy schedule and don’t have time to invest in lengthy skincare treatments but still want to improve their skin will love this treatment because not only is it quick, but it requires very little downtime.

Additionally, those who aren’t ready to commit to cosmetic injectables or more invasive skincare treatments can achieve some dramatic yet natural results thanks to this treatment device.

Who Can Experience a SkinPen Treatment?

This device is safe for use on all different skin types. Patients in the one to six range on the Fitzpatrick skin type scale can safely undergo this treatment. When you schedule a treatment, you can rest assured that it’s completely safe knowing that SkinPen is the very first FDA-approved microneedling Frisco device. You can walk into your appointment with confidence, knowing that not only is this treatment completely safe, but it will deliver some amazing results.

Is It Painful?

A treatment that consists of tiny needles piercing your skin may not sound like the most comfortable experience but we promise it is. Before we begin the treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort throughout the session. Once the numbing cream takes effect, we will begin the process, and while you may feel a warming sensation or some gentle pressure, you won’t feel any pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Will I See Results?

Most patients notice an initial improvement in their skin after one treatment, but the best results don’t appear until a few weeks later. We typically recommend that patients undergo a series of three treatments with a few weeks between each for the best results. Each treatment will build upon the results of the one before it to help you achieve beautiful skin, reduce the signs of aging, and target and treat some of your most stubborn skin conditions.

Do I Have To Plan Around Downtime?

If you have a busy schedule but want to improve your skin, this treatment is perfect because it requires minimal downtime. There are some directives you must follow after your treatment to care for your skin. Doing so will help it heal and ensure that you get the best results. You must apply sunscreen any time you are exposed to the sun, even if just for a few minutes. This will help keep your skin free of sun damage and help you experience the best results.

You should also avoid makeup application or touching your treatment site for several hours after your appointment. Your esthetician will provide you with a complete list of aftercare directives, so you know exactly what to do once you leave our office.

Ways To Enhance Your Results

Once you undergo this treatment, your skin will absorb your products like never before. The needles will make tiny channels in the skin that create a pathway from the upper dermis to the deeper layers of the skin. Anything you apply to your skin will penetrate beyond the surface into the deeper layers of the skin, and those layers will receive all of the nutrient-rich products you apply.

To enhance your results, you should use professional-grade skincare products formulated with ingredients that will help improve your skin on different levels. At your appointment, your esthetician can make product recommendations that will best suit your skin.

How Often Can I Schedule Treatments?

We typically recommend a series of three treatments, but that’s not the limit. You can safely schedule these treatments to help continue to improve your skin over time and maintain your results long-term. Our skincare experts can help you schedule treatments accordingly to help you fight the aging process and perfect your complexion.

Who Is a Candidate?

Both men and women who want to improve their skin by increasing collagen production will qualify for this treatment. If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, target concerns on your face or neck, address acne scars or stretch marks, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or shrink large pores, this treatment can help you do just that.

Who Doesn’t Qualify for Treatment?

Some individuals will not qualify, including pregnant and nursing women, those with skin cancer in the treatment site, and those who have a skin irritation, infection, or sores in their planned treatment area. Additionally, those who are allergic to stainless steel or are currently using Accutane or other topical prescription drugs with isotretinoin will not qualify.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you’re ready to transform your skin with a natural treatment that will unlock your body’s natural healing abilities, our experts are here and ready to help. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial consultation to find out if microneedling frisco is right for you.

hair removal

Is Hair Removal Permanent?

Permanently eliminating unwanted hair may sound like a dream, but we want to let you in on a secret: it can become your reality in just a few treatments. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we can help you experience all of the benefits that come with laser hair removal treatments. You can throw out your razor, cancel your next wax appointment, and save those tweezers for the next time you get a splinter because your hair-free dreams are about to come true.

Is Hair Removal Permanent?

Yes. Still not convinced? We’ll explain. Laser hair removal treatments are so effective because they do what your razor, Sally Hanson wax strips, and your bottle of Nair can’t: they destroy the hair follicle. The hair follicle is what causes hair growth. Plucking, waxing, shaving, and using that bottle of Nair that takes you back to the 90s commercial and the slogan that you just can’t get out of your head only addresses your hair, not the follicle itself.

Why Patients Love It

Laser treatments destroy the hair follicle so that it no longer grows hair. As a result, you’re left with the hair-free skin of your dreams, and you’ll never have to worry about at-home hair removal methods again. After undergoing this treatment, you won’t have to check a bag at the airport just because you had to pack your razor.

You can live hair-free, take shorter showers, and save endless amounts of money on waxing appointments, shaving supplies, and those trips to Target where you go in to buy your Nair and come out a few hundred dollars poorer.

How Does It Work?

If you want to stop hair growth, you need to address the source, which is the hair follicle. Laser hair removal in Frisco treatments are so effective because they damage the hair follicle so that it can no longer grow hair. This may sound harsh, but the only difference you’ll notice is smooth, hair-free skin, AKA your dream come true.

You may walk away from your appointment with visible hair, but that’s only because your hair is in a specific stage of its growth cycle. You can rest assured that the hair follicle has been damaged, and any preexisting hair will fall out after your treatment and won’t be replaced by new hair. You’ll enjoy hairless skin soon enough, and your only regret will be that you didn’t schedule this treatment any sooner.

What Areas Can It Treat?

This treatment is effective at removing unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include the legs, underarms, upper arms, back, chest, and face. At your initial consultation, you can discuss your areas of concern with one of our professionals, who will confirm whether this treatment can help you reach your goals.

What Happens During a Treatment?

You won’t be disappointed when you schedule a treatment that will permanently rid you of your hair. You will get results, and you will love those results. When you arrive at your appointment, we will situate you in one of our treatment rooms. Then, our laser technician will begin by prepping your treatment area by cleansing your skin and ensuring that it’s free of any dirt, oil, or product, and then the treatment will begin. The entire process is gentle and virtually painless.

What Are the Benefits?

This treatment is so popular because, number one, it gives you hair-free skin. However, there are some other reasons why patients love this treatment so much. Not only does it save them time, but it saves them pain and money. Once you experience a hair-free life, your only regret will be that you never scheduled these treatments sooner.

It’s an Investment in Your Future

Scheduling laser hair removal treatments may feel like an investment, but consider it an investment in your future. After you undergo the recommended number of treatments, you’ll experience permanent hair-free skin. You won’t have to buy more razors, shaving cream, Nair or schedule regular waxing appointments, which are not cheap. You’ll save thousands of dollars over time so making an investment now is actually an investment in your future budget.

No More Razor Burn

If you’ve spent any time at all shaving, you’ve probably experienced some of the headaches that come along with it, including nicks, cuts, ingrown hairs, razor burn, and irritation. Once you schedule laser treatments to remove unwanted hair, you won’t have to deal with any of these side effects any longer. You’ll have smooth, healthy skin and will be able to enjoy a life free from razor burn and all the other side effects that come with at-home hair removal methods.

Quick Treatment Times

In years past, one of the most effective ways to permanently remove hair was through electrolysis. You probably remember when electrolysis was a popular treatment that everyone raved about. The only problem with electrolytes was that it required many treatments since it worked by targeting each individual hair follicle, one at a time. If you can imagine, this was a slow and tedious process, much like plucking, but it did permanently remove unwanted hair.

The Benefits of Laser Treatments

Thanks to advancements in the cosmetic world, laser hair removal can treat a large area at once, so you get your desired results that much quicker. While you may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, those treatments will be quick. We won’t have to target each individual hair but instead will use the laser to effectively destroy the hair follicles in large surface areas.

Your appointment will be quick and, depending on how many areas you choose to treat, may only take 15 to 20 minutes. When you come in for your initial consultation, and we design your treatment plan, we will give you a better idea of how long your appointments will take so you can plan accordingly. Many patients choose to schedule these treatments on their lunch break or when they have a few extra minutes, and then they get back to their day.

It’s Virtually Painless

Not only are these treatments quick and efficient, but they are virtually painless. Waxing appointments, plucking, and other such treatments can be quite painful, not to mention the unwanted side effects that can last for days or even weeks. Laser treatments are virtually painless, and your technician will take every step to help you remain comfortable throughout the process.

Permanent Results

Once you undergo the necessary number of treatments to target your unwanted hairs, you’ll get permanent results. You won’t have to worry about repeat treatments down the road. Many patients can’t even imagine living a life hair-free, but when that point comes, to say they’re thrilled is an understatement. Imagine never having to shave again or schedule another painful wax appointment. Those are the kind of results you can expect from this treatment.

Am I a Candidate?

If you have unwanted hair that you’re tired of shaving, waxing, or using other at-home hair removal methods, you are most likely a good candidate for this treatment. During an initial consultation, we can confirm that laser hair removal is right for you by analyzing your problem areas and learning more about your skin tone, hair color, and hair texture.

Once we confirm that this treatment is right for you, we will design your treatment plan and schedule your first appointment so that you can get on your way to living hair-free as soon as possible.

Live the Hair-Free Life

This treatment can make your hair-free dreams come true, and the sessions are quick, simple, and relatively painless. What are you waiting for? A hair-free life is within your reach; all you have to do is schedule your first consultation. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this treatment and if it’s right for you.

Are Fillers Right for Me?

At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we know that you want to look your best, and sometimes looking your best means accepting a little help from anti-aging treatments like cosmetic injectables. For that reason, we offer a variety of dermal fillers to help meet the unique needs of our patients. From enhancing the features to restoring volume to the face, there is a filler that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Are Fillers Right for Me?

You’ve heard about cosmetic injectables and maybe even know someone who uses them, but how do you know when it’s the right time to add fillers to your anti-aging routine? And how do you even know if they’re right for you? Choosing to use dermal fillers is a completely personal decision. Some patients choose to add them to their beauty routine in their 20s; others wait until they’re in their late 30s, 40s, or beyond.

We can help determine if fillers are right for you and help choose the right brand and the right formulation to best meet your needs. There are some tell-tale signs that it’s time to accept the help that a dermal filler can offer, but in the end, a consultation is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for a particular dermal filler or any at all.

Your Skincare Routine Just Isn’t Cutting It

If you’ve added several skincare treatments to your monthly beauty routine in an attempt to naturally restore volume to your skin but still haven’t achieved your desired results, you may be a good candidate for a dermal filler.

Skincare treatments like facials and chemical peels help improve your complexion and skin health but sometimes you need something more. Adding cosmetic injectables to your skincare routine can make the most significant difference in helping you reach all of your aesthetic goals.

You’ve Experienced Volume Loss

If you’ve ever received a Botox injection, you’re probably well aware of how it works and what it treats. However, Botox cannot treat volume loss; it only treats wrinkles that form from dynamic muscular movements. If you’ve noticing sagging cheeks, facial folds, or hollow areas in the lower half of your face, chances are, those are the signs of aging that have resulted from volume loss.

As you age, your skin starts to produce less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These substances all play a part in helping you maintain a youthful appearance, so when production declines, aging has the advantage. If your anti-wrinkle creams just aren’t doing the trick anymore, and you need something more powerful to restore volume to your features, you may be the perfect candidate for a dermal filler.

You Want To Enhance Your Features

A dermal filler can do so much more than just smooth wrinkles. The right filler can also enhance the features. If you want to sculpt or define your cheeks, chin, jawline, or lips, there is a dermal filler that can do just that. Fillers can create the features that genetics never did.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During a Treatment?

During your treatment, we will cleanse your skin to sanitize the injection sites. Then, your injector will administer the injections in your planned treatment areas. These appointments are quick and only take a few minutes to complete. Injections are virtually painless because not only are the injectables fitted with an ultra-thin needle, but many contain lidocaine. This mild numbing agent helps numb the skin to create the most comfortable experience possible.

How Often Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?

Most patients are happy with their results after one injectable appointment; others may schedule follow-up treatments to add more filler to a certain area based on preference or treat other areas of the face. Each of the brands we carry has different formulations that deliver long-lasting results. You may only need to schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain your results every one to two years or as soon as your body begins to break down the ingredients in the injectable.

Which Filler Brands Do You Offer?

We know that when it comes to addressing signs of aging and enhancing the features, there’s should never be a one-size-fits-all approach. For that reason, we offer several different cosmetic injectable brands to meet the needs of each of our patients. We offer both hyaluronic acid-based and collagen-stimulating dermal fillers and can help determine which is best for your needs.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a popular collection of cosmetic injectables that can treat different areas of the face. This collection contains hyaluronic acid-based filler formulations in a crystal clear gel form that can treat facial folds and wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks, enhance and augment the lips, and improve the chin profile. Results are immediate and last anywhere from one to two years based on the injectable you choose.

Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is another hyaluronic-acid-based cosmetic injectable that adds volume beneath the skin’s surface. This dermal filler is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and lines, including nasolabial folds. This filler contains lidocaine, which helps make the injection process virtually painless. Results are long-lasting, and results look subtle and natural.

Radiesse

Radiesse is a filler that treats lines and wrinkles on the lower half of the face. It can also address age-related volume loss both in the face and hands. This particular filler contains calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a gel form to plump the skin and smooth facial folds and wrinkles.

Unlike hyaluronic acid-based injectables, this filler helps stimulate collagen production, so not only do you get immediate results, but your body will produce more collagen in the treatment area over time. Results are natural and long-lasting.

Restylane

Restylane is a collection of cosmetic injectables designed to address volume loss and enhance the features. This collection is versatile and can treat all different types of signs of aging on the face. Restylane is the original formulation, and it smoothes facial wrinkles and facial folds.

Restylane Defyne helps improve the appearance of moderate to deep lines around the mouth, including smile and laugh lines. Restylane Lyft restores volume to the cheeks and helps correct, lift and define skin laxity. Restylane Refyne treats very fine to moderate lines that form around the mouth.

Revanesse Versa

Revanesse Versa is a cosmetic injectable made of hyaluronic acid that enhances the lips and restores volume to different areas of the face. It helps treat marionette lines and other facial wrinkles. One of the benefits of this particular filler is that it contains spherical-shaped particles, which help deliver long-lasting results. Spherical-shaped particles also help the results last longer because it takes the body longer to break them down.

Which One Is Right for Me?

To determine which of these cosmetic injectables is right for your needs, we will need to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your problem areas. We will also review your health history at this appointment and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in your preferred injectable.

We will review your problem areas in person to determine which injectable best meets your needs and make recommendations. Then, we can create your ultimate treatment plan. We can treat one or multiple areas of your face or hands during your session.

Who Isn’t a Candidate?

Some patients may not qualify for this treatment. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid treatment until they are cleared by their primary care physician. Additionally, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in your preferred injectable, you will not qualify as a candidate.

If you have an infection in the treatment site, you must wait until you have fully healed to undergo treatment. An initial consultation is the best way to determine whether you qualify as a treatment candidate.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you want to enhance your features, restore volume, and smooth lines and wrinkles in the lower half of your face, or restore youth to your hands, we can help you choose the right dermal fillers to meet all of your aesthetic needs. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial consultation.

chemical peel

What Is a Chemical Peel?

If you want to improve your skin but don’t want to do anything too invasive, a chemical peel can help treat some of the most stubborn skin conditions and beautify your complexion. This treatment is fully customizable and delivers some dramatic results. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are proud to offer different types of chemical peels to help address all of your skin concerns.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a chemical solution to chemically exfoliate the skin. Peels contain a combination of acids, including glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids. Once applied to the skin, they dissolve the top layer to reveal a younger, fresher, and brighter layer of skin below.

The Different Types of Chemical Peels

At Novo Med Spa, we offer three different types of chemical peels, light peels, medium peels, and deep peels. Each is designed to target different skin concerns and improve the complexion. At our office, we offer three different-strength SkinMedica peels. SkinMedica is a popular and effective professional-grade skincare line that creates products for home and professional use that deliver amazing results.

Light Peels

A light peel is ideal for those who have never experienced a chemical peel before, those with sensitive skin, or those who want to improve their skin with no downtime. Light peels can be scheduled monthly to help maintain a youthful glow and improve the skin over time. A light peel works by removing the top layer of skin to brighten and soften the complexion. At our office, we offer SkinMedica’s Illuminize peel, a light peel that helps create a more even complexion color.

The Results

A light peel is suitable for all skin types and typically does not result in any visible peeling. Even those with sensitive skin can benefit from this peel. If you’re looking for a quick way to improve your skin with no downtime, a light peel is a perfect option. It doesn’t require any downtime, but you’ll see some immediate results post-treatment. You can schedule these treatments every two to four weeks to help achieve brighter, glowing skin.

Medium Peels

Medium-depth peels are stronger than light peels, and at our office, we offer SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel. This peel is intended for patients with deep wrinkles, dark pigmentation issues, and other forms of skin damage. We recommend that patients schedule this peel when they have time to let their skin heal and recover, like over a long weekend. This peel works by smoothing lines and wrinkles and treating other problematic skin concerns.

The Results

You will see some dramatic results after one treatment, but the best results come after completing a series of three to six medium peels with three to four weeks between each. Since this peel contains a higher concentration of ingredients, you may experience some peeling post-treatment. Peeling is a sign that the treatment is working. When your skin peels, it’s just the top layer of your skin shedding, which will eventually reveal a more youthful layer below.

It’s important that you do not pick at your skin or try to speed the healing process along. Doing so could result in an adverse reaction, including scarring or infection. You can expect the entire treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to complete from start to finish. The actual peel portion of the treatment will only take 20 minutes, and then once your appointment is complete, you can resume your normal daily activities.

Deep Peels

When a patient requires a deep peel, we turn to SkinMedica’s Rejuvenize peel, the strongest and most advanced treatment. This peel delivers an aggressive form of exfoliation and is designed to help improve the appearance of those with severely sun-damaged skin, deep acne scars, or other forms of facial scarring. It also helps lighten the darkest of age spots and will help improve the skin on different levels.

The Results

Patients can achieve some dramatic results after one treatment but will experience the most noticeable changes in their skin after undergoing a series of three to six peels with four to six weeks between each.

Since this is the most advanced peel, we must confirm that you are a good candidate for this peel before scheduling a treatment. Different skin types respond differently to peels, so choosing the right peel is a critical part of the process. The right peel will improve your skin rather than harm it.

The Treatment Process

You can expect a chemical peel Frisco treatment to be similar to a facial. When you arrive, we will bring you to one of our pristine treatment rooms, where you will lie down on a comfortable treatment bench. Then, your esthetician will clean your skin and apply the right peel for your skin. She will then massage the solution into the skin and allow it to sit on your skin’s surface for a set period of time.

We will take every measure to keep you comfortable during the treatment. We can apply a fan to your skin to help keep it cool during the peel. If you undergo a deep peel, we can apply a topical solution to ensure your comfort throughout the peel. Once the necessary amount of time has passed, the solution will be washed from your face, and your esthetician will then apply a neutralizing solution to ensure that any remaining chemicals are inactive.

The Aftercare

We encourage patients to bring their sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to wear outside after their treatment. Doing so will help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Once you undergo a chemical peel, your skin will be far more sensitive to the sun than it was pre-treatment. Wearing sunscreen and a hat will help keep your skin protected so you can avoid further skin damage.

Enhancing Your Results

Once you undergo a peel, you must take the necessary steps to protect your skin so that you can achieve the best results possible. Avoiding the sun, investing in high-quality skincare products, and making peels a regular part of your skincare routine will help enhance your results and help you achieve your best skin yet.

Follow the Aftercare Directives

After your peel is complete, your esthetician will provide you with some aftercare directives to ensure that you get the best results possible. It’s important that you follow these instructions carefully and apply sunscreen as directed so that you can avoid sun damage and any other kind of adverse reaction.

Invest in Quality Skincare Products

Peels are designed to remove the top layer of your skin, so it’s important that you apply high-quality products to that new, younger layer to keep it healthy and fresh. Your estheticians can make product recommendations to ensure that you have high-quality products to help enhance your treatment results and improve your complexion from week to week.

Consistency is key with skincare, so as long as you are committed to daily skincare and apply the right products at the right times, you can help maintain the results of your chemical peel long term.

Who Is a Candidate?

The best candidates for this treatment are men and women who want to improve their skin and restore youth to their complexion. You aren’t necessarily excluded from this treatment if you have sensitive skin and may be best suited for the light peel. An initial consultation is the best way to confirm that a chemical peel is right for you. This treatment will help improve the complexion of those who suffer from:

  • Acne scars or general scarring
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne-prone skin
  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Flaking skin
  • Dull skin
  • Poor skin tone
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Skin imperfections

 

Younger and Brighter Skin Is Only a Peel Away

If you’re not ready to commit to invasive skincare treatments to achieve better skin, a chemical peel is the perfect solution that will deliver some dramatic results. You will notice improvements in your appearance after just one treatment, and your results will only get better with each successive peel. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial consultation so we can help determine if this treatment is right for you.

voluma

What Are the Benefits of Voluma?

Juvederm has become the gold standard of dermal fillers because it’s been tested and proven to be one of the most effective cosmetic injectables in the world of anti-aging medicine. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are proud to offer this trusted collection including one of longest-lasting formulas, Voluma, a filler that works by enhancing the cheeks and the chin to combat the aging process and enhance the features.

What Are the Benefits of Voluma?

This Voluma dermal filler offers patients many different benefits. It helps combat aging, restore youth, and enhance the features in just a few quick and painless injections. Those who lived generations before us didn’t have the same opportunity we have today to restore volume and defy the aging process safely and effectively. This dermal filler truly defies aging and addresses volume loss at its root to deliver some long-lasting results.

What Is Voluma?

This particular dermal filler is part of the Juvederm family and is specifically designed to treat volume loss in the lower half of the face. It adds volume to the face and can lift, define, and contour the cheeks to make them look fuller and more youthful. It can also help improve the chin profile with injections in the chin region. Like other Juvéderm fillers, this particular formulation is created with a crystal clear gel form of synthetic hyaluronic acid particles.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that the body produces naturally and it helps keep your skin fresh and youthful. When your body produces less hyaluronic acid, suddenly your skin doesn’t look so youthful anymore. Lines and wrinkles are more prominent, volume loss leads to hollow areas, and your skin doesn’t look its best so you don’t feel your best. This dermal filler provides a solution for all of those problems caused by aging, and your dissatisfaction with your appearance.

What Causes Volume Loss?

Weight Loss

Whether you have lost a few pounds or several, fat loss or a change in fat distribution can impact your face. Some people lose weight and get a more sculpted face that they love. Others begin to look gaunt due to the way that their weight loss has affected their faces. If you want to add volume back to your face to enhance your features and get the most aesthetically pleasing appearance, this filler can help you reach your goals.

Aging

The aging process is one of the most common reasons for volume loss. When you are young, your body produces ample amounts of essential proteins, collagen, and elastin, that help keep your skin voluminous. As you age, your body slows the production of these proteins, and your skin doesn’t look as full, firm, or as soft as it used to.

The cheeks begin to look flatter, and the skin in the area around the cheeks can sag due to mid-face volume loss. This filler restores what the aging process has taken from the cheeks to make them look fuller, one of the hallmarks of youthful skin.

Genetics

Genetics also plays a role in how your face looks. Some people are born with naturally thin faces, and regardless of their age, they don’t have full or defined cheeks. Their faces are hollow due to genetics but when the aging process sets in, that hollowness can get even worse.

If genetics has caused you to have an overly defined or gaunt facial structure, Voluma provides you with an effective way to address aging and genetics by giving you the facial structure you’ve always wished you were born with.

What Can It Treat?

Treating the Cheeks and Facial Lines and Folds

This dermal filler is specifically designed to treat the cheek area. It can help smooth nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles that form in the midface region due to volume loss below the skin’s surface. It can enhance, lift, and contour the cheeks and in doing so, will help smooth smile lines and facial folds.

Treating the Chin and Enhancing the Profile

One of the more recent advancements in this family of fillers is its new, FDA-approved ability to enhance the chin profile by adding volume to the chin. If genetics have given you a less than aesthetic looking chin and you want to change it, now you finally can. Voluma can be injected deep into the chin to enhance the chin profile and add volume to the entire region to soften and enhance the features.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Patients love dermal fillers, especially the Juvéderm collection, because all of the dermal fillers deliver long-lasting results. You will get almost a full calendar year or longer during which you can enjoy your results, depending on which fillers you use to treat your problem areas. When you choose Voluma to treat your cheeks, you can expect your results to last for two years. When you use this same filler to enhance your chin profile, results last for up to six months.

This dermal filler delivers such long-lasting results because it uses a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid that mimics what the body produces naturally. The body knows that it’s not exactly the same substance, but because it’s so close to what the body already produces, it doesn’t break it down as quickly as it would otherwise. For that reason, when you choose this filler, you will get long-lasting results.

Scheduling Follow-Up Treatments

Scheduling follow-up treatments is a very simple process. As soon as you notice that your results aren’t what they once were, you can schedule a follow-up treatment.

We will inject the necessary amount of product back into your problem area so you can once again be free of your wrinkles and restore volume below your skin’s surface. The benefit of this particular dermal filler is that it delivers extra long-lasting results, so your follow-up treatment will be few and far between.

Will I Look Natural?

You can rest assured that when you choose to enhance your features and treat the signs of aging on your skin with this injectable, you will improve your appearance. Results will be natural-looking since the main ingredient in these fillers is a substance that your body already produces.

This filler just gives your face what it needs to regain that volume from years past. Our injectors are skilled in the art of injections and know exactly how much product to inject and where to inject it to help you look perfectly natural and give you beautiful results.

What Happens During the Treatment Process?

Your Consultation

Your treatment begins with an initial consultation which next to your actual injection, may be the most important part of the treatment process. This appointment is so important because it confirms that you are a good candidate for this injectable and it also helps us analyze your problem areas in person, listen to your concerns, and develop the perfect treatment plan for your needs.

Listening to Your Injector

Sometimes patients walk in hoping to treat one specific area only to learn from an experienced injector that treating other facial areas will help their problem areas look that much better. It’s important to listen to the recommendations of skilled injectors who understand the art of facial anatomy and can see things that you just might not be able to.

Once we review your health history and confirm that this injectable is right for you, will create your customized treatment plan and then schedule your injection appointment.

Your Appointment

If possible, arrive at your appointment with a clean face free of makeup or product in your treatment areas. To begin, your injector will prepare your skin for treatment by cleaning the planned injection sites. Some patients choose to bring a friend or family member with them for support during their first treatment only to quickly realize that injections are a breeze and are virtually painless.

The Injections

The creators of Juvederm designed this product line with the patient’s comfort in mind and added lidocaine to every injectable to effectively numb the treatment area from the inside out. This helps ensure optimal comfort throughout the entire process. Even though each injectable contains lidocaine, we can also add a topical numbing cream to your treatment sites upon your request for added comfort.

Once the treatment sites are numb, your injector will administer the necessary amount of product to your midfacial region or your chin and then your appointment will be complete. Appointments only take less than 30 minutes to complete and you will be free to go about your day, go back to work, or even go out to lunch with friends.

Aftercare

While there isn’t any downtime associated with this treatment, there are some ways that you must care for your skin post-treatment to make sure that your results turn out perfectly. Your injector will provide you with all the details on how to care for your injection sites post-treatment, but you may be asked to take some of the following measures:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your appointment
  • Avoid facial massage for at least two weeks post-treatment
  • Avoid touching or rubbing your face, especially the treatment sites
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure or excess heat, including steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory medications or supplements that act as blood thinners

 

Am I a Candidate?

If the aging process, genetics, or a recent weight loss has left your face feeling hollow and lacking the volume necessary to make you feel like your most youthful self, you may be a candidate who can benefit from Voluma.

If you want to address your chin profile and enhance your features by doing so, Voluma for the chin may be the perfect solution for your needs. Ideal candidates are adults over the age of 21 who are in good health and do not have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in this dermal filler.

Who Doesn’t Qualify for Treatment?

Some individuals will not qualify for treatment including women who are pregnant or nursing, those who have an active skin infection in the treatment site, and those who are allergic to lidocaine. An initial consultation is the best way to ensure that you are a candidate for Juvederm fillers.

Smooth Away Your Wrinkles

The aging process is certain, but so is the fact that Voluma can erase the signs of aging and restore youth to your skin. Once you experience all of the benefits of this injectable, you’ll never go back to a life without it. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation to find out more about the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers and see if Voluma is the right filler for your needs.

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How Long Does Revanesse Versa Last?

Using over-the-counter products to replenish the appearance of your skin can only produce temporary results, which isn’t very helpful when you want to erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that there are plenty of aesthetic treatments that can produce longer-lasting results for your visible signs of aging. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX we believe that a dermal filler like Revanesse Versa can smooth the appearance of your skin and help you feel more confident about your appearance.

Revanesse Versa is a dermal filler that can replenish the appearance of your skin by increasing your skin volume, which will smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. This dermal filler is used primarily in the mid-face to correct age-related volume loss. As an injectable, non-invasive treatment, you can expect your treatment to be speedy, effective, and even long-lasting.

How Long Does Revanesse Versa Last?

One of the best benefits of using Revanesse Versa is the fact that the results can last for a long time. In fact, most people can expect the results of this treatment to last for 10 to 14 months at a time, or sometimes longer. The longevity of your results will depend on the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles, as well as your age, lifestyle habits, and your general skincare routine. Compared to other dermal fillers, Revanesse produces exceptionally long-lasting results.

When Will You See Your Results?

If your results will last for over a year, then how quickly will you be able to see them? In general, most people will be able to see the results of this treatment on the same day as their appointment. Dermal fillers are gels that create instant artificial volume in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, which means that you will be able to enjoy instant results.

However, because it will take some time for your results to settle in your skin, you may not see your final results for several days, sometimes as long as a week or two while your skin begins to produce its own collagen. Even if it seems like your results will “deflate” after a few days, the natural collagen production in the sub-dermal layers of your skin will build back your initial rules – and even improve on them.

Can You Make Results Last Longer?

Sooner or later, the results of your treatment will start to fade – but there are some things you can do to ensure that your results will last for as long as possible. The easiest way to maintain the results of your treatment is to attend your maintenance appointments, which are scheduled about once a year. During your maintenance appointments, a small amount of filler will be injected into your treatment areas to top-up your results. Some other things you can do to get long-lasting results include:

Sun Protection

It’s important to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible. Not only will avoiding sunlight prevent premature signs of aging, but it can also prevent the ingredients in your formula from breaking down more quickly. If you have to be outside during the daytime, it’s best to wear an SPF graded 30 or higher for the best protection. You should also wear SPF when you plan to be inside near open windows or if the weather is cloudy. Make sure your sun protection covers both UVA and UVB rays for the best possible protection.

Skincare Products

Using good quality skincare products that are designed to promote your skin health and goals is also essential for getting the longest-lasting results. A good skincare routine with good products can prevent further skin aging and help your skin look better day-to-day. The best skincare products for anti-aging concerns include those that have ingredients like Retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. We can help you find the best skincare products for your skin tone and type if you aren’t sure what you should be using.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Should You Prepare for Treatment?

Dermal filler treatments are ultimately some of the most simple aesthetic treatments to use, so you won’t really need to do much preparation before your appointment. Because this is not a surgery, you will not need to arrange for transportation or time off work. Your main priority to prepare for your treatment is to ensure that your skin is healthy on the day of your appointment, which means no sunburns, cold sores, fever blisters, or severe acne breakouts.

As a general rule, for about three to five days before a dermal filler treatment, you should discontinue any blood-thinning medications or supplements unless otherwise directed by your regular physician. You should also temporarily stop using certain skincare products, including acidic exfoliants and retinoids since those products may make your skin more sensitive than usual.

2. What Should You Do After Treatment?

After your appointment, you will only have a small list of general rules to follow so you can ensure that your results will develop as intended. The most important rule is to avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging your skin, although gentle washing with lukewarm water is permitted. You are encouraged to avoid touching your face so you don’t disturb the filler as it settles.

You should also be sure to avoid hot water, saunas, steam, direct sunlight, excessive sweating, and strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 72 hours after your treatment. While you will be able to go right back to work and your regular routine, avoiding activities that can cause heat or swelling in the body is essential. If you have to work out, please keep your exercise light, such as walking or moderate yoga.

3. How Much Revanesse Versa Filler Will You Need?

The amount of filler necessary for your treatment will be relevant to your current skin volume and the goals that you want to see. Some people simply require more filler than others to achieve certain aesthetic goals. That said, usually, one to two syringes is an adequate dosage to treat multiple areas of the face with moderate-to-severe age-related concerns. We will use the proper amount to produce your natural-looking results.

4. Is Revanesse Safe?

Yes, this FDA-approved dermal filler is considered safe. For one thing, dermal fillers have very little risk of producing scars, so your skin will be safe from superficial concerns. Secondly, this formula is made with hyaluronic acid, which is biologically compatible since it can be found naturally in the human body; even in a synthetic form, hyaluronic acid is considered hypoallergenic and most people will not need to worry about a severe allergic reaction.

5. Can You Combine This Treatment?

Yes, you can almost always combine dermal filler treatments with other aesthetic treatments. One of the most commonly combined treatments are neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, all of which can relax the appearance of wrinkles on the upper face. You can also correct superficial concerns with certain aesthetic facials, including chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and other facials. We can help you build a treatment plan that will meet all of your needs.

6. Where Can This Filler Be Used?

The primary use of this treatment is to correct visible signs of aging in the mid-face. This dermal filler can be used on areas of the face that show visible volume loss, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. Volume loss caused by natural collagen depletion and fat displacement can be easily resolved with this treatment. This filler is commonly used on areas such as:

  • Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Tear troughs or under-eye hollows
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Crow’s feet
  • Downturned mouth corners
  • Thinning lips
  • Lipstick lines
  • Smile lines

 

7. Can You Use This FIller For Contouring?

Absolutely! It’s a common practice to use many dermal fillers as a way to contour the face to achieve a specific appearance. Sometimes contouring the face can correct asymmetry, while other times contouring can enhance your favorite features. For this filler, the cheekbones, nose, chin, and jawline are all common areas that can be contoured. You can also enhance the appearance of your lips, such as creating a fuller top or bottom lip or subtly changing your lip shape.

8. How Does This Treatment Work?

Revanesse versa is an injectable treatment, which means your filler will be administered via a thin needle that will deliver the unique filler formula to the sub-dermal layers of your skin. Your treatment will take about 30 minutes to complete, although if you plan to use a topical numbing cream, please let us know when you arrive for your appointment so we can apply the cream with enough time to let it activate.

9. Why Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Effective?

Hyaluronic acid is one of the safest and most trusted dermal filler ingredients used today and there’s a very good reason why manufacturers rely on this acid so much. For this particular filler, the hyaluronic acid is created alongside cross-linking technology, which gives the filler long-lasting and natural-looking results.

Cross-linking hyaluronic acid is an important step that helps give this filler incredible stability in the skin. Cross-linking technology means that the molecules of this filler will stay in place and remain suspended in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, which ultimately results in better gap-filling and volume restoration. Formulas that are not cross-linked do not tend to last for as long, particularly in larger areas like the cheeks or around the nose and mouth.

10. What Can Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?

You’ve probably noticed by now that many serums and moisturizers are made with hyaluronic acid these days – and there are several reasons why. Hyaluronic acid is scientifically proven to increase skin moisture, health, and resilience, and even your natural production of collagen is known to increase when your skin is rich with hyaluronic acid.

Applied to the skin surface, hyaluronic acid can plump the skin, temporarily blur fine lines, and restore skin moisture. But when hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it becomes even more effective since it can kickstart natural collagen production that will restore your skin appearance from the inside out.

11. Are You a Good Candidate?

Most adults who have visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles are good potential candidates for this filler. The best candidates are not pregnant or breastfeeding and do not have a strong history of severe allergic reactions.

Refresh and Revitalize Your Appearance With Revanesse Versa

The best way to reverse the visible signs of aging is to address the root cause of fine lines and wrinkles. For most, natural skin volume depletion caused by lower levels of collagen in the skin is the main culprit behind visible aging. Dermal fillers like Revanesse Versa can effectively reverse these signs by increasing skin volume in a way that appears natural. Please contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your consultation today.

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What Should You Avoid After a Radiesse Injection?

If you have lost volume in your hands or have lines and wrinkles on your face, you should think about using an injectable product called Radiesse injection to improve your appearance. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we will use gentle techniques to administer your injections. After your anti-aging treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy smooth skin and attractive hands for a long time.

What Should You Avoid After a Radiesse Injection?

Receiving Radiesse injections is a very quick and comfortable process, and you will not be required to make dramatic or inconvenient changes to your normal schedule once you have completed your treatment. That said, we will tell you to temporarily avoid certain activities. Although your aftercare instructions will be personalized, you should not engage in behavior that could increase your blood pressure or cause you to experience excessive heat.

Once you have received your injections, you will need to avoid smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages. In addition, you should avoid using a steam room or going into a sauna. You will also need to refrain from completing a rigorous exercise class. To help your skin adjust to your new treatment, you should drink adequate amounts of liquid for at least 24 hours and regularly apply sunscreen to your target area for the next two weeks.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Anti-Aging Treatment?

If you would like to fix mild to moderate wrinkles on your face, you might be a good candidate for this injectable product. In particular, you can use this aesthetic treatment to soften your marionette lines, chin wrinkles, or smile lines. In addition, we can use this injectable product to minimize lines at the edges of your mouth, augment your cheeks, and give your hands a full, refreshed appearance.

Before we improve your wrinkles or plump your hands, we will talk about your medical history. At this point, you should let us know if you have any allergies. If you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in this injectable, you will not be able to use this treatment. Further, you should not use this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you plan to become pregnant during the next one or two years.

How Will This Injectable Product Improve Your Appearance?

This unique filler will enhance the appearance of your target areas by stimulating your creation of new collagen fibers. Collagen is a type of protein that helps your skin appear to be youthful, strong, and firm. This injectable contains beneficial microspheres that are made of calcium hydroxylapatite. This substance, which is also known as CaHA, will encourage you to make larger amounts of collagen.

As these structural proteins increase, your skin will begin to look smoother and fuller. After you process the microspheres in this product, your new collagen fibers will continue to give you a renewed and youthful appearance.

How Should You Prepare for Your Injections?

Before you get your injections, you will need to let us know about all of the prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and supplements that you are currently using. Under some circumstances, we will advise you to temporarily stop using certain medications or nutritional supplements before you receive this treatment. In addition, you should take a break from drinking alcohol and using products that contain nicotine.

If you are using this cosmetic treatment to minimize your facial wrinkles, you should not wear makeup on the morning of your appointment. You should also use warm water to wash your face before you arrive at our office.

What Should You Expect During the Injection Process?

You’ll have an initial consultation before we use this product to soften your wrinkles or plump your hands. If we decide that you are a good candidate for this product, we will complete your injections in a private, comfortable room at our office in Frisco. We will begin your anti-aging treatment by cleaning your skin and making temporary markings on your desired target area.

Since this cosmetic treatment is minimally invasive, you won’t be required to use anesthesia during your appointment. That said, we can ensure that you have a relaxing and comfortable experience by using a local anesthetic to numb your skin. Once this anesthesia has started to work, we will gently perform your injections. Next, we will apply a cold compress to your skin.

When Will Your Treatment Area Begin To Look More Youthful?

This injectable product will produce quick changes in your wrinkles and other aesthetic challenges. Although your improvements will be unique, you may experience positive changes in your target area within a couple of minutes. Over the next several weeks, your marionette lines, chin wrinkles, or other cosmetic imperfections will continue to become less visible.

How Long Will This Filler Last?

Many injectable products can only minimize your fine lines, deeper wrinkles, or other facial imperfections for a very short period. Since your improvements will be very brief, you will need to get frequent touch-up sessions. These frequent sessions can become very expensive, and you might have to spend less money on social events, clothing, and leisure activities. Further, you might have difficulty fitting regular cosmetic appointments into your usual routine.

Fortunately, you won’t need to add regular maintenance treatments to your budget when you use Radiesse to minimize your wrinkles or improve the fullness of your hands. The results of this powerful injectable may last for 12 to 18 months. Instead of regularly paying for touch-up treatments, you’ll have room in your budget for other important purchases.

How Can You Extend the Results of Your Initial Set of Injections?

You can preserve your youthful, smooth face by adopting healthy habits after you receive this anti-aging treatment. In particular, we will advise you to consume adequate amounts of water every day. If you have difficulty drinking liquids while you are working, you should consider using a smartphone application to help you remember to regularly consume water.

In addition to hydrating your skin, you should protect the tissues on your face and hands by using a strong sunscreen. Regularly applying sunscreen will lower your risk of developing age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Further, you can extend your youthful look by avoiding cigarettes and other products that contain nicotine. The nicotine in these products will harm the collagen in your skin and damage your ability to make new collagen fibers.

Can You Use Other Injectable Products To Fix Your Wrinkles and Cosmetic Imperfections?

In addition to using Radiesse to smooth your lines and plump your hands, we can administer many other types of injectable treatments. During your first consultation with us, we can discuss these options and craft a personalized treatment plan for you.

Botox

Botox is a very popular injectable that we can use to temporarily minimize fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead. As you raise your eyebrows and make other facial expressions, the movements of your muscles will cause lines to develop on the upper area of your face. These lines are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox will use a purified ingredient called botulinum toxin type A to minimize these changes in your appearance.

We can use this product to fix crow’s feet, lines that appear between your eyebrows, and wrinkles that form on your forehead. After we complete your injections, this product will temporarily prevent some of your muscles from moving. Relaxing these muscles will cause your dynamic lines to become less visible. In addition, we can use this product to decrease your risk of experiencing deeper lines as you continue to get older.

Kybella

Even if you exercise several times a week and eat a healthy diet, you might have extra fat under your chin. If you don’t like the way that your profile looks, you should think about getting Kybella injections. This injectable product can remove some of the fat cells that you haven’t been able to minimize by changing your exercise routine or daily diet. This product will use a synthetic type of deoxycholic acid to remove your stubborn fat cells.

We will usually start your treatment by cleaning your skin and putting a numbing gel onto your target area. Next, we will make several injections into the fat under your chin. Your Kybella treatment will usually last for up to 20 minutes. If you have a small amount of fat under your chin, you might be satisfied with your results after you receive one treatment. If you have a larger double chin, you might decide to receive several sessions.

Revanesse Versa

If you would like to change the appearance of your lips or facial creases, you might be a good candidate for Revanesse Versa. This dermal filler will use an ingredient called hyaluronic acid to fade your marionette lines and other wrinkles. In addition, we can use Revanesse Versa to augment the appearance of your lips.

Before you receive this treatment, we will review your cosmetic objectives and discuss any allergies or health issues that you have. If you are a good candidate for this treatment, we will usually be able to perform your injections at this time. In general, your Revanesse Versa treatment will take about 15 to 20 minutes to finish, and we can use a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during this process.

The Juvéderm Collection

The Juvéderm collection includes powerful fillers that can be used to achieve dramatic improvements in your appearance. Like Revanesse Versa, these injectable products will use hyaluronic acid to refresh your skin. If you are interested in correcting lines that appear in multiple locations on your face, we may advise you to use multiple Juvéderm products.

We can use Juvéderm Vollure and Juvéderm XC to fix your parentheses lines and other moderate to severe wrinkles that are located near your nose and mouth. The results of these fillers will usually last for one year. Similarly, Juvéderm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra XC are long-lasting fillers that can improve the shape of your lips and reduce vertical lines in this location for up to 12 months.

Renew Your Appearance

If you would like to plump your hands or fill in your wrinkles, you should think about using Radiesse to achieve long-lasting improvements in your appearance. After we complete your initial set of injections, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of this powerful filler for many months. To learn whether you are eligible for this anti-aging treatment, you should set up a consultation at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

BELOTERO

How Quickly Does Belotero Work?

At My Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we know that although no one chooses to age, it happens to everyone, and you need a solution. When it starts to affect your appearance, it’s time to take action, and one way you can do so is by adding cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers to your anti-aging routine. We are proud to offer Belotero, a highly effective hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that provides immediate, natural-looking, and long-lasting results.

How Quickly Does Belotero Work?

As a product, Belotero balance is designed to work immediately. However, results vary based on certain factors, including your injection location, age, health history, lifestyle, and product volume. That being said, most people do experience immediate results after just one initial injection, and those results continue to improve in the two weeks following that initial treatment.

Once injected below the surface of your skin, the hyaluronic acid gel spreads out and fills in hollow areas that have formed between the skin and the deeper layers due to collagen loss. This collection of fillers provides instant volume, and results continue to improve as the filler settles below the surface.

All About Belotero

What Does It Treat?

Belotero works by treating moderate to severe facial folds, lines, and wrinkles in the lower half of the face. It can help improve the appearance of nasolabial folds that form around the mouth. Sometimes, the lines form around your moth appear etched into the skin, making them stubborn and challenging to treat with topical products alone.

That’s where Belotero comes in. It works to treat and correct smile lines, wrinkles, facial folds, and nasolabial folds so that your skin looks smoother and more youthful.

What Products Are Included in the Collection?

This family of fillers has different formulations that are designed to meet different needs. It is a versatile collection that can improve different problem areas that form with the aging process. As collagen and hyaluronic acid production decrease with the aging process, hollow areas form from volume loss and wrinkles form. This collection of fillers is made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid gel that mimics the hyaluronic acid in the body for smoother skin.

Balance

The Balance formulation contains a flexible gel form of hyaluronic acid that integrates below the surface of the skin quickly for natural-looking results. It is designed to treat and correct the appearance of nasolabial folds that form around the nose and the mouth.

It is a versatile formulation because it can treat both delicate areas of the face, and at the same time, it can be injected deep below the skin to fill more severe facial folds. With optimal treatment, this formulation provides results that last up to six months.

Soft

The Soft formulation is made of a smooth and soft gel hyaluronic acid that specifically treats perioral lines that form around the lips. This formulation is thinner than other formulations, which allows it to integrate and spread in more delicate areas. It can also help fill in fine lines on the forehead and the shallow regions below the eyes. This filler provides results at last up to 12 months with optimal treatment.

Intense

The Intense formulation integrates seamlessly below the surface of the skin, which makes it an effective choice for treating the lips and some other areas of the lower face. It can help increase skin elasticity and fill in acne scars. It adds volume to the lips and the face for up to 12 months with optimal treatment.

Volume

Sometimes severe facial folds require a thicker filler formulation, and that’s exactly what the Volume formulation brings to the table. This dermal filler is the thickest of all the gels in the collection. It works well when injected into areas that need more filler that won’t spread out or move into other areas. It is often used to address issues like volume loss in the mid-face area, including the temples and the cheeks.

The thick formulation makes it the longest-lasting filler in this collection. When you are injected with this formulation, your results will last up to 18 months.

Hydro

This formulation helps provide deep hydration below the surface of the skin to restore volume and prevent the signs of aging. It supports the skin, restores elasticity, and hydrates it so your skin looks more youthful.

Who Is a Candidate?

You are most likely a candidate for this injectable if you want to treat moderate to severe lines and facial falls, and wrinkles that have developed on your face. If you’re not ready to undergo surgical or invasive treatments to get smooth, wrinkle-free skin, you can meet all of your goals with Belotero. It can help smooth nasolabial folds and eliminate tear trough lines underneath the eyes. We will confirm your candidacy during your initial consultation with one of our experts.

Some individuals do not qualify for this treatment, including:

  • Those with a history of severe allergies
  • Those who have a history of anaphylaxis
  • Individuals who are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins

 

What Happens During Treatment?

Your Consultation

Your treatment will begin with a consultation with one of our expert injectors. We will discuss your health history, whether you are taking any medications, and then make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable. We will also discuss your goals and ensure that you are a candidate for treatment. Then, we will develop a treatment plan that helps you reach your aesthetic goals.

Your Treatment

Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for treatment at our office, we can take you immediately to our treatment room to receive your injections. Your injections will be administered with a fine gauge needle, ensuring optimal comfort during the injection process. Most patients don’t need any topical anesthetic to make it through this treatment comfortably, but we can apply one upon request if needed.

We will mark your treatment sites to ensure accuracy and precision during the injection process. Injections are quick and only take a few minutes to complete, so you can schedule them as needed around your day at a time that works best for you. Once your appointment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities and carry on as usual.

Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?

The benefit of dermal fillers, Belotero included, is that there is no downtime. You can resume all your normal daily activities following your appointment. However, there are a few aftercare directives that you need to follow for 24 hours post-treatment to get the best results. You should avoid:

  • Strenuous workouts
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Using aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Extreme heat including hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas

 

What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Most patients notice immediate results after their treatment, and those results continue to improve within two weeks following your initial treatment. Results last anywhere from six to eighteen months in total based on the formulation you use. As soon as you notice a change in your results, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain the most consistent appearance.

You can expect smoother-looking skin and a more youthful-looking appearance immediately after your injections. You’ll look and feel better about your appearance. Most patients notice that when they improve their appearance with dermal fillers, their confidence improves as well.

 

Can I Make My Results Last Longer?

The total amount of time that your results will last all depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in these fillers. However, you can make your results look better by following a few simple lifestyle directives.

Take Care of Your Skin

Skin health has morphed into a multi-million dollar industry. Professional skincare lines have made quality skincare accessible to the most inexperienced of us. You should take advantage of this fact and invest in a high-quality skincare line because it will help you get results.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Diet is extremely underrated when it comes to the appearance of your skin and your overall skin health. The old saying, “You are what you eat,” is not far from the truth. What you choose to ingest does affect your skin, for some more than others.

One way you can ensure glowing, healthy skin is to avoid trigger foods that can lead to acne and inflammation. These foods include processed, chemical-laden foods, dairy products, and food with excess amounts of sugar.

Exercise

Exercise isn’t just beneficial for your body; it also helps your skin. When you exercise, you increase blood flow and the overall oxygen content to your skin. Exercise releases endorphins which leads to glowing skin that will make your results from dermal fillers look that much better.

Keep in mind that regular, daily exercise and excessive exercise are not the same. Excess exercise puts stress on your body and can negatively impact your skin and appearance and make your results fade faster.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress doesn’t just affect you mentally; it affects you physically, including how your skin looks. That being said, you should make an effort to limit the amount of stress you experience on a weekly basis. Schedule self-care activities that will give your mind and body a break from the pressures of daily life.

Increased cortisol levels that result from a stressful lifestyle don’t do your skin any favors. Managing your stress will improve the appearance of your skin and make your results look much better as well.

Avoid the Sun

The sun is the number one cause of premature aging. Protecting yourself from the sun day in and day out doesn’t cost very much and will make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin on a daily basis and long-term. It will reduce your risk of developing new wrinkles and will protect your body from the harmful rays produced by the sun.
The easiest way to practice sun safety is to invest in a high-quality sunscreen and apply it every day before starting your regular makeup routine. Be mindful of your skin when you’re outside and wear a hat or visor for additional sun protection.

 

Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine Today

Aging does happen, but now you have a say in the matter, especially when it concerns your appearance, thanks to effective cosmetic injectables like this one. Contact the experts at My Nova Med Spa in Frisco, TX today and schedule your initial consultation appointment to confirm your candidacy for this treatment and then experience all the benefits of Belotero.

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How Soon Will You See Results From Laser Hair Removal?

There’s a reason we evolved to have hair follicles all over our bodies, but it is less necessary in the modern age. Unfortunately, traditional unwanted hair removal methods, such as waxing and shaving, are painful and time-consuming. Fortunately, we offer  laser hair removal treatments to remove unwanted hair without ingrown hairs, razor burn, or irritated skin. Today, our experts at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX are discussing everything you need to know about this treatment, like how quickly it works.

How Quickly Can You Expect To See the Results of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal treatments remove unwanted body hair permanently in most cases. However, fluctuations in hormone levels and other factors may result in hair growth later in life. So, how will this journey to hair-free skin take you?

Most of the time, it only takes around six months to enjoy the final results of treatment. However, it’s important to note that even though you won’t see your final results immediately, you will save time on shaving as you wait for your initial results to finish improving. You may even see desirable results in as few as two weeks.

When Should I Expect To See the Initial Results of My Treatment?

Some people begin to enjoy the results of treatment just three to five days after the first round of treatment. At this point, the unwanted hairs fall out and the skin is smooth for roughly three to four weeks. If you want semi-permanent results that last for months on end, you’ll need to commit to attending between six and eight treatment sessions.

These sessions should be spaced between four and six weeks apart. Therefore, your hair removal journey may take between 24 and 48 weeks. After your final session, you just need to wait for the final results to become apparent. You may need to come in for annual follow-up treatments once you achieve your ideal results.

When Should I Expect To See the Final Results of My Treatment?

After approximately six treatment sessions, you can expect to enjoy the final results of your treatment. How frequently you should come in for treatment depends on the natural cycle of hair growth each follicle on your body goes through. If your hair completes its cycle every 28 days, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment after six months and the few days it takes your follicles to shed your hair.

What Is the Natural Cycle of Hair Growth?

The natural cycle of hair growth describes the four stages of growth your hair goes through approximately every four to six weeks. The anagen phase of hair growth, also known as the active phase, is critical for the removal of unwanted hair. During the active phase of the hair growth cycle, you can see the hairs being produced by the follicles. They extrude beyond the surface of the skin.

When hair follicles are in the anagen phase, shaving or waxing is required to keep the skin smooth. The anagen phase is so important to your prescribed laser hair removal schedule because the laser only targets the pigments of the follicles that are in the anagen phase. It does not affect any of your other hair follicles. When hair grows several weeks after your appointment, it’s because different follicles are entering the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Ideal Results?

As we already mentioned, most people need between six and eight treatment sessions to achieve semi-permanent hair-free skin. However, you may need as many as 10 appointments or as few as five. How many sessions you will need depends on the region of the body you’re treating, how dense and thick your hair is and how much testosterone you have.

Which Areas Can Be Targeted for Treatment?

Besides your upper and lower eyelashes, you can target nearly any region of your body. We most commonly perform laser hair removal on the:

  • Bikini region
  • Brazilian region
  • Forearms
  • Underarms
  • Upper and lower back
  • Chest
  • Abdominal region
  • Cheeks and jawline
  • Upper and lower legs

 

Is it Safe To Shave Between Sessions?

Yes, shaving between laser treatments is perfectly safe. As soon as you notice new hairs extruding beyond your skin, you are free to shave them so you can enjoy flawlessly smooth skin between appointments. However, you should avoid waxing or tweezing between your treatment sessions. Why is it safe to shave but not wax or tweeze?

It all comes down to the amazing technological breakthroughs that make laser treatments for unwanted body hair possible. You don’t need to have visible hair for the laser to target the pigments in the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. If the shaft of the hair is intact beneath the surface of the skin, the laser can hone in on the pigments of the hair follicles in the anagen phase.

What’s the Secret Behind This Treatment?

Traditional methods for removing unwanted hair only address hair above the skin’s surface. Even waxing and tweezing, which remove the root of the hair, aren’t very effective because the hair follicle is still active and can still produce new hair. Put another way, traditional methods for removing unwanted hair don’t stop the hair growth cycle. Laser hair removal doesn’t work like this.

It uses photo-technology to damage the hair follicle beneath the skin’s surface. The damaged hair follicles can’t continue the hair growth cycle. Approximately three to five days after your session, your hairs are shed and won’t grow back until the hair follicles recover from the damage of the laser treatment.

The Science Behind This Treatment

We use an FDA-approved medical-grade laser to remove unwanted body hair during your sessions. The light energy emitted by the state-of-the-art handheld laser hones in on the melanin in your hair and burns the hair follicles in the anagen phase, resulting in the removal of unwanted hair and the inability to grow new hair for a very long time.

Since the energy is attracted to the pigments of active hair follicles, there is no risk of damaging the surrounding skin tissue. Some people even find that the texture and tone of their skin improve after laser treatments.

How Safe This Treatment Is

Some people feel qualms about receiving laser treatments because they are afraid lasers are dangerous. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about a lack of safety. As we mentioned before, the lasers we use are FDA-approved for safety and can even improve the quality and health of the skin. This hair removal treatment is perfect for most men and women, including those with sensitive skin. Also, the treatment isn’t painful at all. Furthermore, it’s not uncomfortable.

How Should I Prepare for Treatment?

During your initial evaluation, we will give you a list of instructions regarding what you should do to prepare for treatment. Adherence to this is crucial for your success. The most important thing to do before your treatment is to shave 24 to 72 hours before your scheduled appointment time. It is important to shave shortly before your treatment because the shorter the shaft of the hair is, the more light energy can travel to the hair follicle. You should also avoid triggering melanin production in your skin. You should avoid such activities for at least 14 days before your session, such as:

  • Over-the-counter tanning products
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Tanning beds

 

How Should I Care for My Skin After My Laser Session?

If you only take one step to care for your skin after your laser session, make sure it is avoiding prolonged, unnecessary exposure to the sun or anything else that can increase the pigmentation of your skin. If you’re going to go outside, wear sunscreen. Another important step to take is to exfoliate your skin manually with a washcloth approximately 72 hours after your treatment session. You should also moisturize your skin.

What’s So Special About Laser Treatments, Anyways?

The primary benefit of laser treatments for unwanted hair is it provides semi-permanent hair-free skin. However, there are other benefits, including:

Laser Treatments Are Convenient

Another incredible benefit of laser treatments for unwanted hair is that laser treatments are incredibly convenient; you don’t have to wake up early every morning to shave or worry if you will be hair-free when you have a date with your significant other. It’s truly life-changing how much mental energy and time you save when you can wear your favorite bikini or dress without having to worry about shaving beforehand.

Eventually, you’ll learn to stop worrying about unwanted body hair altogether. You can go to events on a whim without worrying if you have the money to buy more of the shaving cream you ran out of yesterday.

Laser Treatments Offer Semi-Permanent Results

Many people opt for waxing when they want to remove unwanted hair. One of the most significant problems with this is you can only receive treatment so often. Between sessions, you need to let your hair grow out and settle for unwanted body hair for several days at a time until your hair has grown long enough for another session. Similarly, to mitigate the risk of skin irritation, people often wait several days before shaving.

They settle for multi-day periods of unwanted body hair. With laser treatments for unwanted body hair, you can shave between sessions safely without affecting the efficacy of the treatment or risking skin irritation.

Laser Treatments Eliminate the Risk of Irritated Skin

Alternative methods for the removal of unwanted hair, such as shaving, tweezing, waxing and Veet almost always result in irritated skin. Veet can trigger dermatological allergies, waxing can burn your skin and lead to extreme redness and shaving often comes with razor burn.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, tweezing regularly leads to ingrown hairs. Furthermore, these methods disrupt your hair growth cycle such that continuous “treatment” is necessary. Eventually, your skin can even scar. With FDA-approved laser treatments, you don’t have to worry about irritated skin or the potential of permanent skin damage.

Laser Treatments Are Safe for Almost Everyone

Yet another incredible benefit of laser treatments for unwanted body hair is nearly every adult is a good candidate. As we’ve already mentioned, both men and women can benefit from unwanted hair elimination or reduction.

Begin Your Journey Towards Hair-Free Skin

There’s no need to settle for an endless cycle of waxing and shaving. You can enjoy silky smooth skin semi-permanently when you receive laser treatments to remove unwanted body hair. If you’re ready to change your life, contact us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to book an appointment.

xeomin

What Areas Can Be Treated With Xeomin?

In this day and age, wrinkles are optional. Not only do you not have to live with them, but you don’t have to let them affect your confidence. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer different forms of cosmetic injectables that can make you look and feel years younger. We are proud to offer Xeomin, an injectable that treats and erases dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the surrounding muscles.

What Is Xeomin?

Xeomin is a neurotoxin in an injectable form that relaxes the muscles in the face as well as different areas in the body to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and treat different conditions. Like Botox, it is a neurotoxin but the difference lies in how it’s formulated. There are no added proteins in its ingredient listing, which makes it a pure and powerful product.

Studies have shown that this unique formulation may prevent the body from building up a tolerance to the ingredients. It is FDA-approved to treat dynamic wrinkles and has helped thousands of different people increase their confidence by erasing wrinkles.

How Does It Work?

Xeomin contains incobotulinumtoxinA, which is a bacterial toxin. The term toxins typically make you think of things that hurt your body but this particular toxin has been through an intense purification process. It’s been refined and its dosage has been carefully determined so that patients can get the best results. This particular injectable treats dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of repetitive expressions and muscular movements over time.

Dynamic Wrinkles

As you age, your skin loses elasticity yet your face keeps moving. Those movements eventually lead to wrinkles because your skin can’t bounce back like it used to. Once these lines and wrinkles form, they are very difficult to treat. That’s where Xeomin comes in.

When injected into different muscles of the face, this injectable works by blocking the messages between the nerve signals and the muscles. Within a few days, your wrinkles begin to fade and as the skin gets a chance to rest from dynamic movements, those dynamic wrinkles begin to fade.

What Areas Does It Treat?

Xeomin works to reduce and in many cases, erase the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that form on the face from repetitive expression. It can smooth the frown lines that form between the eyebrows that take the shape of the number eleven, and it can erase forehead lines, creating a non-surgical brow lift.

It can also rid you of the bunny lines that form on the nose when you squint or smile, the crow’s feet that form at the outer corners of the eyes, and the marionette lines that form around the mouth and below the chin. We can also use this injectable to create a lip flip, treat hyperhidrosis, a condition that involves excessive sweating, and temporarily treat TMJ pain.

The Forehead

Your forehead is front and center. Anything that shows up on your forehead is not easily missed, including lines and wrinkles. It’s easy to feel as though your lines and wrinkles have begun to define you, especially when they appear somewhere as central as your forehead. Xeomin erases these lines and makes you feel younger, makes your skin look smoother, and makes you feel more confident in your appearance.

No longer will you feel self-conscious about those lines whenever you meet someone or walk into a room, but you can step out in confidence knowing that you have finally found an effective solution to rid you of those wrinkles.

Frown Lines

The muscles in the forehead also contribute to the development of frown lines. Frown lines make you look older or angrier than you are and can really put a damper on someone’s first impression of you. If your primary concern is frown lines, this injectable will treat them and erase them.

The benefit of this particular injectable, when compared to others of its kind, is that it’s designed to treat your problem area without impacting the way that the rest of your face moves. This creates the most subtle looking and natural results.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet form from dynamic movements like smiling, laughing, and squinting. If your crow’s feet are keeping you from smiling, we can help change that. No other cosmetic treatment creates as much of an impact on crow’s feet as neurotoxins can. By relaxing the muscles around the eyes, this injectable will make your crow’s feet disappear. You’ll be smiling more and won’t have to worry every smile is just deepening those wrinkles.

How Long Do Results Last?

Once injected with Xeomin, your results will last anywhere from three to four months, depending on how long it takes your body to metabolize the ingredients in the injectable. Once the effects wear off, you can schedule a follow-up treatment at our office to avoid any interruption in your results and maintain your smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

Am I a Candidate?

Both men and women can benefit from this Xeomin treatment. Dynamic wrinkles show no discretion. There’s no set age at which they develop, although some factors do play a part in their formation. Regardless of why you have dynamic wrinkles, this treatment provides you with an effective solution for them. If your confidence has been affected by your dynamic wrinkles, this treatment and the results that accompany it can be life-changing.

While most people do qualify as candidates for this treatment, there are some individuals who are excluded from treatment due to safety precautions. This treatment may not be right for you if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable
  • You have had a negative reaction to a neurotoxin in the past
  • You are currently pregnant or nursing
  • You are not in good health
  • You are trying to treat static wrinkles as opposed to dynamic wrinkles
  • You have medical conditions that could interfere with the effectiveness and outcome of your treatment

 

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

You’ve committed to cosmetic injectables to help meet all of your anti-aging needs, so now what? Your overall treatment is a three-step process. It begins with a consultation, and once we determine that you are a candidate for treatment, we will create a treatment plan and schedule your injection appointment. Then, you’ll spend the time between your appointments focusing on maintaining your results until it’s time for your follow-up treatment.

Your Consultation

A consultation is an essential first step in beginning an anti-aging routine with cosmetic injectables. This appointment will be quick, but it is important because it helps us confirm that you are a good candidate for treatment. We will discuss your medical history, your goals, and evaluate your problem areas.

We will also discuss the treatment and provide you with all of the details regarding how the treatment works and what kind of results you can expect so that you are fully prepared walking into your appointment. Once we confirm your candidacy, we will schedule your treatment. Everyone looks forward to this day because they know that once this appointment is complete, the best is yet to come.

Preparing for Your Treatment

There are some steps that you can take before your appointment to make sure your skin is as healthy and as hydrated as possible pre-treatment. Doing so will make sure that you get the best results possible. Before your scheduled treatment, avoid any products designed to exfoliate your skin. Also, postpone any chemical peels or laser treatment appointments that could irritate or inflame your skin. You want your skin to be calm and balanced before your appointment.

Avoid these products and these appointments for two weeks before and after your appointment so that you can get the best results from your injections. Also, you should avoid excess sun exposure and make sure that your skin does not experience a sunburn before your treatment. Always wear high-quality sunscreen even if it’s cloudy. Doing so will protect your skin from premature aging and will help make your results look that much better.

Injection Day

The day of your appointment is exciting because you know that by the end of the day, you’ll be well on your way to wrinkle-free skin. To prepare your skin for your injections, avoid putting on any makeup on your injection sites. Also, if possible, show up to your appointment with clean makeup-free skin.

Once you arrive, one of our experts will clean the areas of the planned injections and apply a topical numbing cream so that you remain completely comfortable during the treatment.

Your Treatment

Once the numbing takes effect, an expert injector will administer acts into the preplanned treatment sites. This injectable is fitted with a very fine needle, which helps make the injection process quick and virtually painless. Treatments take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Once your appointment is complete, you can go about your normal daily activities.

Maintaining Your Results

Your body is responsible for how long your results last, but there are ways to make your results luck not much better. As a general rule of thumb, you should make a habit of avoiding sun exposure. Avoiding the sun completely is not possible, nor is it realistic, but there are some steps you can implement to avoid the harmful effects of the sun.

When you’re outside, wear a hat and sunglasses. The hat should provide you with enough shade coverage to protect your skin from getting burned and keep you from developing more wrinkles.

Invest In Sunscreen

Sunscreen formulations have come along way in recent years, they’re no longer thick white lotions that make you look like a ghost. There are several different companies that have created tinted sunscreens that apply more like a foundation than sunscreen. Applying this type of sunscreen first thing in the morning will make it part of your daily routine so that your skin is always protected, no matter what the weather looks like.

Another way to maintain your results is to schedule your follow-up appointments as soon as you notice a change in your results. This will happen gradually, so you don’t need to worry about a sudden drastic change in your appearance. You’ll know it’s time to schedule your follow-up appointment when you slowly begin to regain muscular movements in your face. Staying consistent with these visits will help you enjoy wrinkle-free skin for the majority of the calendar year.

Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine Today

Fine lines and wrinkles are optional, thanks to injectables like this one. We want to help you look and feel your best and in just a few injections, we can make your dreams a reality. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial Xeomin consultation to learn more about this injectable and how it can change your life.

Restylane Frisco

What Type of Restylane Is Right for Me?

Do you feel that you look older, grumpier, or more tired than you feel? If so, you may benefit from one or more Restylane formulas at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Keep reading to discover which of these formulas may benefit you, some of the benefits associated with this treatment, and more.

What Type of Restylane Frisco Is Right for Me?

Restylane

The original Restylane Frisco formula may be right for you if you are concerned about such facial wrinkles and folds as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also add a significant amount of volume and lift to the cheeks. Furthermore, this versatile filler can be administered into the lips for natural-looking, pain-free augmentation, and it can erase smile lines with ease.

If you are using the original formula to erase such facial lines and folds as marionette lines and nasolabial folds, you can expect the results of your injections to last approximately 18 months. However, you should understand that individual results vary, so your results won’t last exactly 18 months. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking and sunbathing, will reduce the longevity of the treatment results.

Refyne

Refyne is manufactured with proprietary XpresHA Technology. This formula, like the original formula, may be right for you if you are concerned about the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The results of this formula typically last around 12 months, but healthy lifestyle choices can increase the longevity of the results.

Defyne

Like Refyne, the results of Defyne last approximately one year for most individuals. Furthermore, it is also manufactured with proprietary XpresHA Technology and used to target marionette lines and nasolabial folds. What sets Defyne apart from Refyne is the former is used to target the most severe cases of cosmetic concerns. On the other hand, the latter is used to target moderate concerns.

Lyft

Lyft is one of the most popular Restylane Frisco formulas because it can reverse the signs of aging from the backs of the hands. Other brands of dermal fillers can’t volumize the backs of the hands, filling in wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of varicose veins. Typically, the results of Lyft last roughly half of a year.

What Are the Benefits of Restylane Frisco Treatments?

The Ingredients Are Gentle

Some so-called anti-aging treatments feature active ingredients that actually damage the skin. Sometimes, they can effectively treat extremely fine lines, but are harmful to your skin. For instance, over-the-counter skincare products may cause such side effects as burns, rashes, other visible irritation, and itchiness. Not only are these side effects uncomfortable, but they can also make you feel more self-conscious about your appearance than wrinkles and sagging skin.

With this injectable dermal filler, the ingredients used are extremely gentle. Furthermore, they’re not just safe. They are extremely effective, treating the root cause of the signs of aging. The primary active ingredient in this filler is hyaluronic acid, a beneficial chain of sugar molecules that your skin produces naturally. When injected into an area of concern, the skin is volumized and healthier. Moreover, collagen production is encouraged, a protein that keeps your skin tight and smooth.

The Treatment Is Comfortable

If you hate getting your annual flu vaccine because of the post-injection muscle soreness, you’re not alone. However, you should rest assured that, unlike vaccinations or other intramuscular shots, this treatment is not painful at all.

If you’d like, we can numb your skin before your injection session begins. Just be aware that if you opt-out of pre-treatment numbing, your session will be shorter and you will only feel a slight pressure as the filler is administered. It won’t hurt, and it is not uncomfortable.

The Recovery Period Is Minimal

People often put off professional anti-aging solutions because they are worried about an extensive recovery period. However, you won’t be spending weeks playing single-person videogames and pacing up and down your hallway after this treatment.

With this injectable dermal filler, you don’t have to take any time off from work or family responsibilities. You won’t be subjected to a post-treatment observation period that lasts two to three hours. You just have to follow a couple of post-treatment guidelines.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

Although you don’t need to take time off from work, if you work outside, you must apply sunscreen every four hours following your session. This holds true regardless of what you need to do after your session but is of the utmost importance for people spending a great deal of time in direct sunlight. Additionally, you should refrain from consuming alcohol or tobacco products for a few days after your session is complete.

The Results of This Treatment Become Apparent Quickly

Another incredible benefit of this injectable dermal filler is the results of treatment become apparent very quickly. As soon as your injections are complete, you will notice an increase in volume in the treated areas. Mild cosmetic concerns may even be erased completely. Furthermore, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment a mere 10 to 14 days following your injections.

The Treatment Results Are Durable

Over-the-counter anti-aging creams are rarely effective. When they are effective, they have to be applied daily for several weeks for the results to become apparent. Even worse, you must continue applying the creams daily to maintain what little results you can enjoy.

This hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is different. You can enjoy the results of treatment for six to 18 months depending on where the injectable was administered and how well you care for your skin health.

Most People Qualify for This Treatment

You have to be in extremely good health to qualify for most invasive procedures. Furthermore, certain skin conditions, like oral herpes, rosacea, acne, and sensitivity to light precludes people from a lot of anti-aging treatments. However, this gentle, well-tolerated anti-aging treatment is suitable for virtually every adult who is at least 21 years of age.

To determine if you qualify for this treatment, you need to come in for an initial evaluation. During this initial evaluation, we will discuss your health history and current health. However, if you have realistic expectations about the treatment process, including the preparation steps and results, you will most likely qualify.

This Treatment Can Be Complemented By Other Anti-Aging Solutions

This injectable dermal filler is great if your signs of aging are caused by volume loss. However, some people have signs of aging caused by both volume loss and overactive muscles. What makes this treatment phenomenal is you can safely, effectively, and conveniently combine it with an injectable muscle relaxant, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.

All three of the injectable muscle relaxants we offer are similar to dermal fillers in that treatment is convenient, comfortable, and highly effective. Although individual results vary, you can expect to see the final results of your injectable muscle relaxant treatments within 24 to 96 hours of injection. These final results may last anywhere from three to 12 months but usually last between four and six. Among the benefits you can expect from injectable muscle relaxant treatments include:

  • Neck bands
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead folds
  • Deep glabellar lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines

 

Good Candidates for Injectable Muscle Relaxants

We can tell you whether you qualify for injectable muscle relaxant treatments when you talk to us about your health and aesthetic goals during your dermal filler consultation. When assessing potential candidacy, we look for individuals who are in fairly good health and want to erase dynamic lines or folds that are moderate-to-severe in nature.

FAQs Answered

Do I Need Separate Sessions for Different Areas?

No, you do not need to schedule separate injection sessions if you have several areas you would like to treat. For example, you can use Lyft to volumize the backs of the hands, Refyne to correct moderate nasolabial folds, and Defyne to erase severe marionette lines in a single appointment. Additionally, you can receive injectable muscle relaxants at the same time as your injectable dermal filler treatment.

How Long Do Treatment Sessions Take?

The length of your treatment session will be determined by the number of areas you are trying to treat. If you are only treating one concern, such as the lips or mouth, your session may only take 10 minutes to complete.

On the other hand, your session may take closer to an hour if you are treating several problem areas, your cosmetic concerns are severe, requiring larger doses to provide the desired results, and you require several formulas to achieve your desired results.

Will I Look Different?

Once your treatment session is complete, you will look completely natural. Nobody will be able to tell you have had “work done.” Unlike invasive anti-aging procedures, your facial muscles will not be manipulated, so you will look just like yourself. The only difference is you will look happier, healthier, and younger thanks to the reversal of the signs of aging.

How Many Treatment Sessions Are Required for Ideal Results?

Most people only need one treatment session to achieve their desired results. However, in severe cases, two sessions may be necessary. Just keep in mind that the initial volumization you see is only the beginning of your results. If you are not quite satisfied with the results of your treatment after 10 to 14 days post-treatment, schedule a follow-up session. The dosages you need to perfect your results will be smaller and your session will be even quicker.

How Can I Help My Results Last Longer?

To reiterate, the two lifestyle choices that affect the health of your collagen most significantly are sunbathing and smoking. To help the results of your treatment last as long as possible, it is very important to protect the health of your collagen. The easiest way to do this is by wearing sunscreen daily and reapplying it regularly throughout the day. Another simple way to keep your skin healthy and beautiful is to stop smoking.

If you find you can’t stop smoking entirely, do what you can to decrease your nicotine consumption. A third effective way to extend the longevity of your results is to consume a nutritious diet. Focus on eating foods that are high in protein and vitamin C and minimize your consumption of processed foods.

Discover Which Restylane Frisco Formula Is Right for You Today

To determine which Restylane Frisco formula is right for you, schedule a free consultation with us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and craft a treatment plan that addresses all of your needs.

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What is a ThermiVa Treatment?

Has childbirth, menopause, or aging left you with vaginal issues that are affecting your wellbeing? Novo Med Spa, located in Frisco, TX, is pleased to offer ThermiVa as a safe, non-surgical treatment for numerous vaginal concerns. If you are uncomfortable or dissatisfied with some of the changes you are experiencing with your vagina, nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Thermiva results will surely satisfy your vaginal issues.

 

What Is a ThermiVa Treatment?

 

A Nonsurgical Solution for Various Vaginal Concerns

 

ThermiVa works by delivering radiofrequency to certain areas of the vagina. This radiofrequency, or RF, tightens and rejuvenates the areas it comes into contact with. It does this by stimulating collagen growth. Collagen is a natural protein made by your body. It has many different roles, but one of them is that it helps provide strength, elasticity, and structure for your skin.

 

When vaginal skin comes into contact with the radiofrequency produced by our ThermiVa results, it triggers the development of collagen. Since this treatment utilizes the body’s natural collagen production, it doesn’t require any surgical steps or any added hormones to do its job. This device is considered very safe, and can offer numerous benefits.

 

What Can It Help With?

 

Tightens the Skin of the Inner and Outer Vagina

 

Over time, or due to childbirth, the skin of the inner and outer vagina can lose some of its firmness. The vagina is naturally elastic and resilient. However, if you find that your vagina has not recovered its elasticity after childbirth, this kind of vaginal rejuvenation treatment may help to give it that extra bit of assistance on its path to restoration.

 

Age will also take a toll on the skin of the vagina. We may not be able to stop the hands of time, but we can help undo some of its effects. If you are unhappy with the laxity of your vagina, it no longer has to be something to resign yourself to. Many patients who have felt that there was nothing they could do to improve vaginal laxity have found a solution through this gentle RF treatment plan.

 

Offers Relief From Vaginal Dryness

 

This restorative treatment doesn’t only help tighten the skin, it also helps support the vagina in its normal functionality. Vaginal dryness can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as feeling itchy, or just generally sore in and around the vaginal area. It can make sex uncomfortable and thus more stressful and less enjoyable. It can also create the sensation of having to urinate more frequently.

 

The irritation that comes along with vaginal dryness may potentially make women more susceptible to urinary tract infections. There are so many women silently putting up with vaginal dryness, who don’t realize there is a treatment that could help them without having to resort to hormone therapy. A treatment option that can provide lasting relief from this painful condition is something we are proud to offer our patients.

 

May Help in Some Cases of Sexual Dysfunction

 

Issues such as vaginal atrophy and orgasmic dysfunction can negatively affect sexual health. Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis, can be both painful and distressing. When the body’s estrogen levels decrease during or after menopause, it can sometimes cause the vaginal walls to thin, dry out, and even become inflamed.

 

Orgasmic dysfunction presents with difficulty or inability to reach orgasm. It can be affected by age, diabetes, the use of certain medications, or many other potential causes that aren’t always easy to determine. Regardless of the cause, it affects a large number of women who often find themselves frustrated and discouraged. If you are struggling with sexual dysfunction, this restorative treatment may be able to bring you some relief.

 

Can Help With Stress Incontinence

 

It is estimated that around one in every four women may struggle with urinary leakage. Despite it being slightly more common in older women, stress incontinence can affect women of any age. Some women who develop this issue during pregnancy may find it resolves shortly after childbirth, while others find that it has become their new normal.

 

Many women have to wear a pad daily to manage a leaky bladder, which not only is an inconvenience but can also cause some irritation. This treatment’s ability to improve the function of the vaginal area can result in women being able to find relief from stress incontinence. During a consultation, we will be able to assess your needs and how best to help you finally have some freedom from urinary leakage.

 

Can Improve the Appearance of the Vagina

 

As a form of self-care, women who are unhappy with the appearance of their vagina may seek out ways to improve it. A vaginal cosmetic procedure, due to its surgical nature, is much more invasive. It carries more risk factors and will involve a sometimes lengthy recovery period. Depending on what they want done, the cost of vaginal surgery can also become prohibitive for many patients.

 

With no incisions needed and virtually no downtime, many patients have turned to ThermiVa as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. A series of easy treatments, each session taking about 30 minutes, can offer excellent visual results. For many women intimidated at the thought of surgery, this treatment can offer them some of the results they want without having to go through a surgical procedure.

 

FAQ About ThermiVa

 

1. What Are the Alternatives?

 

If you have been looking into RF treatments, you may be wondering what the competition is. While that depends on what it is you are looking to have addressed, we can briefly cover some of the alternative treatments for common vaginal concerns.

 

Alternatives for Urinary Leakage

 

Other treatments for urinary leakage can include various medications or the use of a urethral insert or menstrual pads. In some cases, bladder training or pelvic floor exercises can also be helpful in reducing stress incontinence. Many women with urinary leakage prefer not to go on medication and may find the use of urethral inserts or pads inconvenient or uncomfortable. For those women, this form of RF treatment may be able to help.

 

Alternatives for Tightening the Skin of the Vagina

 

Pelvic floor exercises can potentially offer some tightening effects, but it can be discouraging for some women when they find these exercises haven’t worked for them or offered the results they were hoping for. If pelvic exercises haven’t been helpful, some surgical options are available, but they will be more invasive. The treatment we offer is so gentle, it doesn’t even require the use of an anesthetic.

 

Alternatives for Vaginal Dryness

 

Vaginal dryness can be treated with hormone therapy, but not every woman is comfortable with or a good candidate for hormone therapy. There are also some vaginal moisturizers that can offer relief for a few days at a time. One of the benefits of the RF treatments we offer is that patients can enjoy the benefits for up to 18 months after receiving treatment.

Alternatives for Cosmetic Concerns

 

For cosmetic concerns, energy-based treatments that utilize radiofrequency are one of the few alternatives to cosmetic surgery. While many women are thrilled with their cosmetic results, this treatment will not be able to achieve all of the different cosmetic options that surgery can offer.

During your consultation, you can let us know what your goals are and we will be able to help you determine if this treatment can offer the results you’re looking for. In many cases where the cosmetic concerns are due to loose skin, this treatment is an excellent option.

 

2. Does It Hurt?

 

This is not a painful treatment at all. During your session, you will feel a warmth comparable to a warm compress or massage. The comfort of our patients is of the highest priority to us, which is why we are pleased to offer a treatment that is much less intimidating than many of the alternatives.

 

If you have any concerns about the process or any sensations relating to it, we would be more than happy to talk you through it so you can have complete confidence when you come through our doors.

 

3. How Long Does It Take?

 

You can expect treatment to take around 30 minutes. In fact, with treatment being so short, some patients find they are able to fit an appointment into their lunch break. Then, they can carry on with the rest of their day as planned. Since a recovery period is usually unnecessary when it comes to this treatment, you shouldn’t have to alter your busy schedule or cancel any of your plans.

 

4. How Many Treatments Will I Need?

 

While many patients notice an immediate improvement after just one or two sessions, we recommend three separate treatments for ideal results. The treatments are scheduled in one-month intervals. While results can usually be expected to last up to 18 months, following up on your treatments each year can help you maintain your results.

 

5. How Quickly Will I See Results?

 

Noticing an immediate improvement is very common, but if you don’t notice results right away, don’t be discouraged. Each case is individual as we wait for the body to respond and produce collagen. For some patients, it can take up to three months before they really start to notice an improvement.

 

6. Am I a Good Candidate?

 

If you have concerning vaginal symptoms, it is always crucial that you rule out any serious illnesses. Once that has been done, if you are hoping to improve the comfort or appearance of your vagina, or you have symptoms that are interfering with your wellbeing, this treatment may be able to offer you relief.

 

Our goal is to give you amazing results that will change your life for the better. We want to help improve your uncomfortable symptoms, so you can focus on living your life with increased comfort and sense of wellbeing.

 

Invest in Your Wellness

 

Just because your body may be going through some changes, doesn’t mean you have to continue being unhappy with some of the issues these changes can bring with them. If you are ready to learn more about how ThermiVa can help you, contact Novo Med Spa of Frisco, TX, today for a consultation! Our talented team is ready to answer your questions so you can make the right call for your health.

Tempsure

What Is TempSure?

In recent years, researchers have developed a number of innovative skin tightening treatments. These sophisticated techniques are very good at firming loose skin and correcting facial wrinkles. If you are experiencing these issues, you should think about fixing your aesthetic concerns with TempSure. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we can use this radiofrequency treatment to fix your wrinkles and sagging skin.

What Is TempSure?

TempSure Envi is an innovative skin-firming treatment. This rejuvenation method will use radiofrequency energy to decrease the prominence of lines on your face and body. We can also use this energy to lift your sagging skin. During your treatment, we will use our device to carefully increase the temperature of your skin.

Firming Your Collagen Fibers

This technique will change the condition of the collagen proteins in your facial tissues. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that strengthens your tissues and helps to prevent your skin from developing lines, creases, and sagging problems. As your tissues become hotter, the collagen proteins in your skin will begin to tighten.

Increasing Your Collagen and Elastin Levels

In addition to improving your existing collagen fibers, this technique will also help your body make new collagen and elastin proteins. Elastin is a protein that enhances the elasticity and strength of your skin. During the days following your radiofrequency session, your body will begin to produce new structural proteins. Increasing the amount of elastin and collagen in your dermal tissues will smooth away your lines and tighten your skin.

When Will I Develop Loose Skin and Wrinkles?

Your body will naturally create fewer collagen and elastin fibers as you become older. It’s normal to notice wrinkles, loose skin, and other problems as your collagen and elastin levels become lower. That said, your skin will age at a unique rate. Your genetics, lifestyle decisions, and other variables will affect the condition of your skin over time.

Since you may lose your collagen and elastin protein at a quicker rate than other people, you might have drooping skin and lines when you are in your late twenties or early thirties. Alternatively, your genes and lifestyle choices may cause you to experience these problems at a later point in your life. If you have noticed wrinkles and loose skin on your face, you are likely to be a good candidate for TempSure.

What Areas Can This Radiofrequency Treatment Improve?

Our radiofrequency technology can correct many types of aesthetic problems that develop on your face and body.

Improving the Skin Around Your Eyes

The delicate tissues located around your eyes are likely to develop noticeable lines and sagging problems before the rest of the skin on your body. Fortunately, our radiofrequency device is able to smooth and firm the fragile tissues in this area of your face. In particular, we can use our TempSure device to improve the skin under your eyes and minimize your crow’s feet.

Treating Other Facial Issues

We can also use our radiofrequency technology to fix sagging skin and lines that develop in other places on your face. For example, this treatment can minimize your smile lines and forehead wrinkles.

It’s also common to use this technique to firm the skin around your jawline. As you get older and your skin weakens, the tissues on the lower area of your face are likely to sag. Developing loose skin along your jawline will soften your profile and make you look older. We can use our radiofrequency device to sculpt your jawline and firm the tissues on this part of your face.

Improving the Skin on Your Body

In addition to developing sagging problems on your face, you may notice creases and loose skin in other places on your body. Our radiofrequency treatment can fix these issues. During your appointment, we will give you more information about the areas of your body that we can treat with our radiofrequency device.

What Should I Expect During My Radiofrequency Treatments?

We will perform all of your skin firming treatments in our beautiful office in Frisco. We will complete your treatment in about 45 to 90 minutes.

Treating Your Tissues

We will start your rejuvenation treatment by applying a gentle gel onto the skin in your target area. Next, we will place our handheld device against your skin. We will use this device to deliver precisely controlled radiofrequency energy into your body. We will make small circular movements as we use this device to treat all of the tissues in your desired location.

Protecting Your Safety

As we move this device over your skin, your tissues will start to become hotter. We will use our advanced device to monitor the temperature of your skin throughout your appointment. You may feel a gentle sensation of heat as your tissues react to the radiofrequency energy.

You will be able to describe the sensations that you are feeling during your appointment. Since our device is very precise, we can protect your skin by adjusting the amount of energy that we are sending into your face or body. These adjustments will help you remain comfortable and safe during your appointment.

Completing Your Session

After we have transmitted a sufficient amount of radiofrequency energy into your body, we will take our device off of your skin. Once we stop sending energy into your body, your tissues will quickly return to their usual temperature.

What Will Happen After My Radiofrequency Session Is Complete?

Our handheld radiofrequency device will heat up the inner layers of your skin without causing you to feel uncomfortable. In addition, our radiofrequency energy is able to move through the surface of your skin without incisions or injections. As a result, you will not receive anesthesia during your radiofrequency session.

Since this treatment is completely non-invasive, you will feel refreshed and relaxed after we finish your session. You will be free to drive yourself back to your house or return to your place of work.

How Many Radiofrequency Sessions Should I Receive?

The length of your treatment plan will be tailored to match your laxity problems, wrinkles, and other unique aspects of your skin. If you are using this technique to improve your facial tissues, we will usually advise you to receive about three to five treatments. If you are fixing issues on your body, you will usually need to get six to 12 treatment sessions.

When Will My Loose Skin and Wrinkles Improve?

Your skin will have a unique response to the radiofrequency energy that is delivered into your body. That said, the lines and wrinkles on your face are likely to be less visible for two to three days after your appointment.

After about seven to 10 days, the condition of your deeper dermal tissues will start to improve. At this time, your body will start to make new elastin and collagen proteins. After about 25 to 30 days, your improved elastin and collagen levels will create additional changes in your wrinkles and fine lines.

How Long Will My Enhancements Last?

Your new collagen and elastin proteins are likely to improve your skin for many months. However, your tissues will continue to loosen and wrinkle as you get older. If you would like to extend the benefits of your initial treatment plan, you should get regular touch-up sessions. Although the details of your maintenance program will vary, it’s typical to get radiofrequency sessions once or twice a year.

Can I Use Other Techniques To Rejuvenate My Skin?

At Novo Med Spa, we can use many gentle treatments to fix age-related changes and other aesthetic issues that affect the appearance of the skin on your face and body.

Receiving a Chemical Peel

Our chemical peels can fix your scars, hyperpigmentation problems, wrinkles, and other cosmetic problems. Since we will create a customized chemical solution for you, the ingredients that we use during your treatment will vary. For example, we might use lactic, glycolic, or salicylic acids to fix your acne and other skin issues.

During your appointment, we will put a special chemical solution on your face. This solution will remove the surface layers of your skin. Peeling away these dead skin cells will give you a youthful-looking, beautiful complexion. In addition to improving your face, we can use chemical peels to brighten the skin on your décollatage and neck.

Getting a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Treatment

If you would like to achieve softer, more radiant skin, you should think about receiving SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatments. Since we will customize your treatment, you can benefit from this technique if you have dry skin or oily skin. We can use this method to exfoliate and enhance the skin on your hands, feet, face, and other parts of your body.

During your treatment, we will apply a specialized formulated SilkPeel serum onto your skin. We will also use advanced techniques to exfoliate the upper layer of your skin. This treatment will usually take about 20 to 30 minutes. After we finish treating your skin, your acne, lines, and sunspots will become less visible.

Receiving a Laser Genesis Treatment

Receiving a laser resurfacing treatment is a fantastic way to diminish your fine lines and improve the texture of your skin. At Novo Med Spa, we can use our sophisticated Laser Genesis system to resurface your skin and brighten your complexion. To protect your safety, you will put a specialized device over your eyes before we begin your treatment.

After you have protected your eyes, we will use our Laser Genesis system to gradually eliminate the upper layer of your skin and heat up the deeper tissues in your treatment area. If we are using this method to improve small areas of your face, your laser treatment is likely to take about 45 minutes. If we are improving large areas on your face or body, your treatment is likely to take up to two hours to finish.

Transform Your Skin

TempSure is a gentle skin tightening treatment that can be used to smooth your forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles. This radiofrequency treatment will also firm the skin on your face. If you would like to turn back the clock and achieve smooth, attractive skin, contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to learn more about this innovative treatment.

What Is Volbella Good for?

Do you wish you could increase the volume of your lips without undergoing an invasive procedure? If so, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella, an FDA-approved lip enhancement treatment designed to improve your aesthetic quickly and painlessly. We are proud to offer this non-invasive treatment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about this injectable dermal filler.

What Is Volbella Good for?

Volbella is good for enhancing the natural beauty of your lips, so nobody will be able to tell that you had professional help to achieve your flawlessly beautiful look. This injectable isn’t just non-invasive and FDA-approved.

It is also effective for the treatment of lines and wrinkles that form around your mouth due to such factors as smoking, unprotected sun exposure, and getting older.  Particularly, it is great for the treatment of perioral lines. This is notable because perioral lines are incredibly difficult to treat, and they can make you look much older than you actually are.

The Primary Active Ingredient

Hyaluronic acid is the primary active ingredient in this powerful dermal filler. In contrast with other types of anti-aging treatments, hyaluronic acid, often abbreviated as HA, is a chain of sugar molecules that hydrates your skin as no other treatment can. Additionally, this compound is identical to the HA produced by your body, mitigating the risk of an allergic reaction.

Since this injectable is so hydrating, your lips will look both volumized and completely smooth. Notably, the results of this treatment are incredibly long-lasting, so you can go months without putting on lip balm or lipstick to increase your self-confidence. Additionally, this dermal filler is shockingly versatile. It can be used to provide a small volume boost, correcting subtle asymmetry. Alternatively, it can be used to create a dramatic pout.

Benefits Associated With This Treatment

Despite the number of unique types of fillers, one stands far above the rest. Juvederm Volbella is unique because it can be used to treat perioral lines, known colloquially as smoker lines, effectively. Perioral lines sometimes form due to the regular repetitive motion of inhaling cigarettes.

With that being said, the aging process and UV damage can also cause the development of smoker lines. While other injectable dermal fillers can volumize your lips and may erase such lines as marionette lines, this injectable can treat smoker lines with ease.

Painless and Virtually Recovery-Free

You won’t experience any pain or discomfort during your lip injections. This injectable contains a small dose of lidocaine, a safe, effective injectable anesthetic. Due to this, you won’t need to wait 15 minutes to an hour for a topical anesthetic to take effect. Furthermore, there is no downtime required following this treatment.

You are free to return to your scheduled routine as long as you are careful to avoid too much heat, sweating, exercise, and sunlight shortly after your session. If you work outside, make sure you apply adequate sunscreen gently and reapply sunscreen every four hours.

How Durable Are the Results of This Treatment?

As noted above, this treatment provides long-lasting results. Individual results vary, but you can expect the results of your treatment to last for a year. We recommend coming in for annual maintenance sessions so your lips and mouth continue to look flawlessly, effortlessly stunning.

How Can I Extend the Longevity of My Results?

There are numerous lifestyle choices you can make to extend the longevity of your results. Here are some of the most effective choices you can make:

Stop Smoking

If you quit smoking, your skin will thank you. Smoking doesn’t just cause the development of perioral lines around the mouth. It also impedes blood flow to the face significantly. This results in the generation of fewer cells. Remember, smoking also causes the skin to age prematurely by destroying collagen.

Minimize Sun Time

The results of extensive research suggest that sunlight is good for your mental health. That said, UV damage is also the primary cause of wrinkles and lines. When you go outside, be sure to apply a high-quality sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 45.

Additionally, make sure you don’t forget to apply sunscreen or a protective lip balm to your lips. Furthermore, minimize sun exposure as much as possible during the first 24 hours following your injections.

Maintain a Healthy Skincare Routine

Another incredibly effective way to extend the longevity of your results is to maintain a healthy skincare routine. When you don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning, remember consistency is key. You don’t have to exfoliate your skin too often.

However, you should moisturize your skin once or twice daily, wear sunscreen, and reapply sunscreen every four hours. Chapstick is also highly advisable when it is extremely hot or cold outside. Furthermore, chapstick is great for the prevention of chapping when it is very windy outside.

Manage Stress

While nobody can avoid stress completely, it is possible to learn how to avoid certain stress triggers and control your response to unavoidable stressors. Some of the most effective ways to manage stress include working out, meditating, and journaling. Stress results in premature aging because your body produces a stress hormone, known as cortisol, insignificant levels when stress occurs.

Cortisol is the reason why you feel an intense urge to fight, flee, or freeze in stressful situations. Even if journaling isn’t right for you, spend a couple of weeks noting when you feel stressed. This can help you identify triggers so you can be prepared for them when you can’t avoid a stressful situation.

Meditating to Manage Stress

Meditation is one of the most effective forms of stress management because it can be done anywhere. If you notice yourself becoming stressed, separate yourself from the feeling coming on. For instance, you can think to yourself “I notice I am starting to feel stressed about the traffic.”

Alternatively, you can separate yourself from your stress by focusing on breathing in and out through your nose. Thinking to yourself about five things you can touch and five things you can see is another great way to distance yourself from a stressor.

Receive Regular Maintenance Treatments

Remember, if you want your results to last a lifetime, you need to come in for annual maintenance sessions. If you adhere to other guidelines designed to extend the longevity of your treatment, you may not need to come in every 12 months. That said when you start to notice changes in the appearance of your eyes, mouth, and lips, schedule a touch-up session.

The dosage required to restore your ideal results will be smaller than the initial dosage required to achieve ideal results. This saves you a lot of time receiving injections and waiting for your skin to restore its natural beauty.

Which Areas Can Be Treated With This Injectable?

While most people seek this injectable dermal filler to volumize the lips, it can also be used around the mouth to eliminate perioral lines. Additionally, you can enhance the striking beauty of your eyes by receiving this injectable beneath your eyes, smoothing out signs of aging.

Who Qualifies for Treatment With This Injectable?

Thanks to the hypoallergenic nature of this treatment, the FDA has approved it for virtually everyone who is at least 21 years of age. We will advise you on whether this filler is appropriate for you after you describe your cosmetic concerns to us during your initial consultation. In essence, if you want to enhance the striking beauty of your eyes, volumize your lips, improve the definition of your lips, or eliminate smoker lines, you will probably qualify for this treatment.

Furthermore, we will advise you on other anti-aging treatments you may need to perfect the appearance of the rest of your face. People commonly need several injectables to achieve their desired look. We will tailor a treatment plan for you based on your unique aesthetic goals.

What Is the Most Appropriate Age to Get This Treatment?

By the time you are 20 years old, your skin starts to produce less collagen. According to the FDA, you can receive this treatment safely at the age of 21. That said, the appropriate age to receive this treatment is whenever you notice cosmetic concerns, such as thin lips, asymmetrical lips, or smoker lines as long as you are at least 21.

Some people were born with asymmetrical lips and get this treatment as soon as they turn 21. Others wait until they are in their mid-30s and start to notice concerns beneath the eyes and around the mouth.

Why Do Lip Lines Occur?

Several factors can cause lip lines, including unprotected sun exposure, the aging process, and smoking cigarettes. That said, at the end of the day, collagen loss is responsible for lines forming around your lips.

Collagen is an essential protein that volumizes all of your skin, including your lip skin. The less collagen your skin produces, the thinner your lips become. Additionally, fine lines start to develop. Over time, these lines become progressively deeper. Furthermore, your skin, including your lip skin, gets drier with age.

Why Are Lip Lines So Noticeable?

One of the first areas to show the signs of aging is your lips because your skin is so thin in that area. You may be losing a significant amount of collagen if your lips seem to be chronically cracked or chapped regardless of how much hydrating lip balm you apply. Furthermore, sun exposure compounds the visible effects of collagen loss.

People often get sunburnt lips because they don’t think to apply sunscreen or a lip balm with SPF to their lips when they spend the day outdoors. Wind can also chap your lips, making it hard to keep your lips looking youthful and plump.

Does Smoking Really Age You Prematurely?

Yes, smoking really ages you prematurely. The mere sucking motion required to smoke a cigarette can cause the development of smoker lines around the mouth. Furthermore, cigarettes contain a chemical compound called nicotine which destroys collagen and slows the production of new collagen.

Typically, smokers look older than non-smokers or former smokers. This is the perfect treatment for you if you have quit smoking recently and want to reverse the visible signs of your former lifestyle choices.

Reverse the Signs of Aging Today

If you’re ready to reverse the signs of smoking, unprotected sun exposure, and aging, Juvederm Volbella can help. Now is the time to invest in your appearance and the health of your skin. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation and find out if this injectable is right for you.

Chemical Peel

Is a Chemical Peel Good for the Skin?

Let’s talk about your skin. Specifically, let’s talk about how we can improve your skin so you can post those no filter selfies you’ve been daydreaming about. While some people are certainly born with a blessedly clear complexion, most of us aren’t so lucky – and that means the key to perfect skin is perseverance and the right cosmetic treatments. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, one of our favorite treatments is a chemical peel, a treatment that is ideal for most skin types and tones.

Is a Chemical Peel Good for the Skin?

Yes! Many first-time patients have the concern that the acid used in a peel will damage their skin or make their skin condition worse. But the truth is that a chemical peel can be very beneficial for your skin and can help improve the appearance of your skin over time. You can think of a peel as being a type of exfoliating treatment that helps you shed the top layers of your skin to reveal new, healthy, and undamaged skin below.

Exfoliating is a core tenet of good skincare. While many people are able to naturally shed their skin through their skin cell turnover cycle, which lasts 28 to 40 days, other people do not shed skin regularly or evenly, which is what leads to issues such as acne. Additionally, sometimes damaged skin is layers deep and is never shed as effectively as surface skin. A peel restores your skin by clearing your skin of dead skin cells, dirt, debris, bacteria, and other pollutants that contribute to skin concerns.

What Can a Peel Do for You?

So, if a chemical peel is so beneficial, what exactly can it do for your skin? The best answer is this: a chemical peel can treat virtually all superficial skin concerns that may be related to aging, skin conditions, or other appearance-related concerns. The comprehensive list of what a peel can help with includes:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigment
  • Uneven texture
  • Dry skin and rough skin
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Skin laxity
  • Blemishes
  • Acne, including whiteheads and blackheads
  • Acne scarring
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Lesions
  • Redness
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores

Chemical peels are one of the most diverse cosmetic treatments in the world with a long history dating back to Ancient Egypt. A peel can be used to address an issue as complex as active acne and acne scarring, to basic age-related concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Even more impressively, a peel can be used for most patients, even for those who have medium and darker complexions, depending on the strength of the peel.

What Peel Options Do You Have?

When it comes to a peel, you actually have more options than you may realize. For one thing, at our med spa, each of our peels is customized to your exact skin needs and goals. This means that the chemicals or acids used in your peels will be matched to your skin type and your overall aesthetic desires. There are three main peel depths that you will be able to choose from, including:

Light

A light peel is an exfoliating technique that dissolves or strips the top-most layer of skin, which can resolve issues like hyperpigmentation, acne management, fine lines, dark spots, dull skin and dry skin, and minor sun damage. A light peel is typically done using friendlier acids, such as lactic acid or glycolic acid, and are not meant to penetrate the skin deeper. Light peels can be done more frequently than any other type of peel.

Medium

A medium peel penetrates the skin more deeply and uses stronger acids to exfoliate additional skin layers. A medium peel is ideal for treating deeper fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, sun damage, dark pigmentation concerns, and atrophic acne scarring, such as boxcar scars or rolling scars. Medium peels are usually reserved for patients who have moderate to severe skin concerns.

Deep

Deep peels reach the deepest layers of skin and exfoliate your skin aggressively. Because deep peels use such strong chemicals, they are typically only performed on patients who have severe skin concerns, such as suspicious legions or precancerous cells. Sometimes, this aggressive peel is used to treat deeper acne scars, sun damage, or other serious skin concerns that can’t otherwise be treated by other peels or cosmetic treatments. Deep peels are usually only done a few times in a lifetime and require mild anesthesia to perform.

How Do Peels Work?

Overall, a peel treatment is fairly simple and mimics the routine of your everyday facial. You can expect a light peel to take about 30 minutes to complete, while a medium peel may take 45 minutes. There are three main steps for a successful peel, which include:

Step One: Cleanse

First, we will cleanse your skin. It’s important that your skin is free of dirt, oil, and make-up before the acid solution is applied to your skin so that there is no reaction between your normal daily skincare products and the acid solution.

Step Two: Customized Solution

Next, we will apply the peeling solution. Most of the time, a peeling solution will resemble a serum, which is applied to every area of your face except for the sensitive skin around your eyes and your eyebrows. The peeling solution will sit on your skin for several minutes to give the chemical enough time to penetrate your skin to produce your desired results.

Step Three: Neutralize

The final step of your treatment will be to neutralize the acid solution. We will remove the peel with special cleansers and apply a neutralizing agent, which will help restore the normal Ph balance of your skin and ensure that your skin is free of the acid solution.

Additional Step: Skin Protection

Before your appointment is over and you return to your normal daily activities, you may want to consider additional skin protection methods. Because a peel will have exfoliated your skin, the newly-revealed skin will be especially vulnerable to damaging UV rays, so it’s important that you do all you can to protect your skin. For some patients, this means putting on an SPF immediately or even wearing a wide-brimmed hat on your way home.

Will You Need a Consultation?

Yes. Although chemical peel Frisco are a simple cosmetic treatment, you will still need to attend a consultation if it’s your first time using a peel. The consultation will allow us to examine the condition of your skin and determine the depth of peel that is most appropriate for your skin type and needs. The consultation will also give us the opportunity to explore the type of peel acids that you can use and which acids are most compatible with your regular skincare products.

A consultation is especially important for patients who have a history of sensitive skin, as we strive to give each patient treatment that will improve their skin and not add on to their skin worries. Consultations will help us gather information about you, including any skin allergies you have and the cosmetic treatments you have tried to use to address your skin concerns in the past.

How Should You Prepare for This Treatment?

To prepare for a peel, you will need to change a few things about your daily skincare routine. For example, if you use active acids in your skincare, such as retinoids, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid, you will need to temporarily discontinue the use of these acids for at least five to seven days before your treatment appointment. It’s also important that you do not tweeze, pluck, or exfoliate your skin at least three days before your treatment. We may provide you with additional instructions.

Are There Aftercare Instructions?

After a peel, your skin will be especially vulnerable to the elements. In addition to using adequate sun protection immediately after your appointment, you will also need to continue using sunscreen graded at least SPF 30 or higher during the next two weeks following your appointment. You will also need to avoid direct sunlight, excessive heat, and excessive sweating for three to five days after your treatment, or longer if you are using a medium or deep peel.

Part of your aftercare instructions will also include directions to not exfoliate your skin, or pick at any peeling skin. It’s vital that you keep your skin moisturized by applying a gentle moisturizer or even aloe vera gel, which will help facilitate skin healing and promote your skin health. If you aren’t sure which products you should be using during your skin recovery period, we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

When Will You See Results?

The results of a peel will take some time to be visible, even for a light peel. In general, you should see the results of a peel in at least three to five days for light peels, and seven to ten days for medium peels. The results of a deep peel will usually be visible a few weeks after your treatment appointment.

How Frequently Should You Have a Peel?

The frequency of your peel treatments will depend on the type of peel you are having. Light peels can be done as frequently as once a month to maintain the health and appearance of your skin, while a medium peel can be completed a few times a year, usually every three or four months. A deep peel should be spaced at least two years apart, if not more.

Who Are Good Candidates?

Good candidates for a chemical peel includes those who have mild, moderate, and severe skin-related concerns, including those who have medical skin concerns. From superficial skin concerns like pigmentation to deep wrinkles, a peel is an appropriate treatment option for most patients, including those with medium skin tones.

Clear and Perfect Your Skin With Chemical Peels

The journey to a clear complexion and perfect “no filter” skin is one that starts with the right cosmetic treatment that can tackle all of your skin concerns at one time. If your goal is to achieve clear, blemish-free skin with a glowing complexion, please contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your first chemical peel facial appointment today.

How Bad Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Some people say that tattoos are a lifelong commitment, but that isn’t necessarily true. While tattoo pigment is certainly designed to leave a permanent mark on your skin, the truth of the matter is that there are methods that can remove this pigment and leave your skin tattoo-free. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we believe many patients can benefit from laser tattoo removal, the best way to give your skin a clean slate to start fresh.
 

How Bad Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal isn’t bad at all! Both in terms of pain and what laser treatments do to your skin, tattoo removal with a laser is actually very low-risk and compatible with the vast majority of skin tones and tattoos. Laser tattoo removal is an ideal treatment for those who want to reduce or remove pigment from their skin without causing any skin damage or scarring.
 
In fact, one of the primary reasons patients seek tattoo removal is because they don’t want a tattoo at all. Traditionally, the only option most people had to remove a tattoo was to layer another tattoo on top, which created more pigment in your skin. But while this is certainly an option for those who still wish to have a tattoo, if you want your skin completely tattoo-free, then laser treatment is the solution you’ve been looking for.
 

How Does This Laser Treatment Work?

So, how does this treatment work? The basic principle of laser treatments for tattoo removal involves heating the ink contained in the sub-dermal layers of your skin until the ink breaks down and fades from your skin. Laser treatments directly target pigmented cells to increase the cellular turnover so that the cells are shredded along with the pigment of the tattoo.
 
Most laser treatments for tattoo removal are not intended to harm the surface of the skin. Rather, thermal energy and light energy are used in tandem to damage the pigment enough that it will eventually fade from your skin. Some patients may experience minor skin shedding or redness after laser treatment, but overall there are no significant risks for this treatment.
 

What Treatment Options Do You Have?

At our clinic, one of our most trusted laser treatments for tattoo removal is PicoGenesis, specifically the Enlighten system of the Pico laser. The Pico laser treatment releases short laser pulses of energy to flash-heat the pigment under your skin and kickstart your cellular turn over. Over time, the pigment is removed completely by your skin and your skin becomes bright, blemish-free, and toned.
 
This specific laser system can be used on virtually every area of the body, including sensitive or small areas like behind the ear, on the back or ribs, and even on the tops of feet. The versatility and safety of this laser system are just some of the reasons why we prefer it for tattoo removal, along with how easy it is to customize the treatment to address your specific tattoo needs.
 

How Long Does Your Treatment Take?

Your treatment appointments will take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. In general, smaller tattoos have shorter treatment appointments, while medium to large tattoos may have sessions that last an hour or longer. The length of your appointment time depends on your treatment plan as well, specifically how many tattoos need to be removed and even their location.
 

Will You Need a Consultation?

Yes, you will need to attend a consultation before your first laser treatment. The consultation gives us the opportunity to examine your tattoo and the condition of your skin, as well as the tone of your skin. Each of these factors will determine if the Pico laser is ideal for your treatment, or if another laser system is more appropriate for your needs.
 
Part of your consultation will go over the history of your tattoo, such as when you got the tattoo and why you no longer want the tattoo. For the sake of tracking the progress of your laser treatment, we may take a picture of your tattoo to include as a reference photo.
 

How Do You Prepare for Treatment?

Preparing for laser treatment is very simple. The most important thing you will have to do is keep your intended treatment area out of direct sunlight for at least seven to 10 days before your treatment appointment. Doing this will ensure that your skin has no fresh damage from UV rays and that your skin is healthy enough for treatment. It may also be helpful to prepare for your treatment by drinking plenty of water for one to two days before your appointment, since some laser treatments may cause skin dryness.
 

What Is Your Aftercare Like?

After your treatment, it’s essential that you take good care of your skin so that you heal completely between your treatment appointments. For example, you will need to continue avoiding direct unprotected sunlight between your appointments and wearing SPF with adequate protection anytime you are outside. You will also need to avoid excessive heat, water, and sweating to maintain the health of your skin.
 
Some patients can benefit from keeping their skin moisturized between treatments to help facilitate healing and to help protect the health of your skin. Natural products without additional skin active acids are the best options for you. Aloe vera gel applied once or twice daily for the first seven or so days after your treatment appointment may be soothing after your laser treatment.
 

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

This is a bit harder to answer because the number of treatments you will need depends on the condition of your tattoo. In general, most patients require four to six treatment appointments to achieve their desired results, but the size and pigment of the tattoo are major factors in determining how mean appointments you will need.
 
For example, those with smaller tattoos or tattoos with lighter pigments may only need four or five treatment appointments, while those with heavily pigmented or tattoos larger than the size of a palm may require more than six to achieve results. Usually, your treatment appointments are scheduled about four to six weeks apart to give your skin adequate time to heal between treatments.
 

How Soon Will You See Results?

It will take some time to see the full results of your treatments, although most patients can see their desired results four to eight months after their first appointment. You will notice that the pigment of your tattoo is fading gradually over time, with the first results visible about four to six weeks after your initial appointment.
 

Does This Treatment Hurt?

No, there is no significant pain associated with this treatment. In fact, if you can tolerate the sensation of getting a tattoo then you can likely tolerate the sensation of laser treatment. For some patients, depending on tattoo placement and sensitivity, we may need to apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort, particularly if you need to have a longer appointment due to the size or pigment of your tattoo.
 

Will This Treatment Scar?

No, there is very little risk of scarring associated with this treatment. Laser treatments for tattoo removal are designed to not be harmful to your skin, which means you will not have to worry about ablative scarring or pigmentation concerns after you have healed from the tattoo removal. Of course, if you do have a history of scarring from laser treatments or your skin is more prone to pigmentation concerns, you should let us know during your consultation so we can ensure that the right laser system is being used to remove your tattoo.
 

What Kind of Tattoos Can Be Removed?

Not all tattoos are created equally. Between size, shape, design, and tattooing technique, some tattoos are more stubborn than others. However, virtually all tattoos can be removed with the right laser treatment, including tattoos such as:

  • Grayscale
  • Color
  • Layered
  • Old and new tattoos

Each patient has unique considerations for their tattoo removal treatment. For example, your skin tone may affect the depth of your pigment, since those with darker complexions tend to require more pigmentation to achieve certain results, and that may impact your tattoo removal treatment plan. In general, we are usually successful in removing unwanted tattoos, no matter their coloring, size, or history.
 

Why Might You Consider Laser Tattoo Removal?

A lot of people view getting a tattoo as an art investment, so why would they want to remove that tattoo? The fact of the matter is that there are several reasons why someone may consider tattoo removal, such as:
 

Tattoo Damage or Mistake

Sometimes, tattoos can become damaged by injury, such as a scar. When that happens, it’s not always possible to repair the new tattoo by adding pigment to scar tissue. Additionally, some tattoos have mistakes on them, such as misspellings or incorrect foreign words. These mistakes can’t always be corrected, so instead of living with a mistake on your skin, tattoo removal can give you a fresh start.
 

Outgrow Tattoo

Some people get meaningful tattoos that they eventually outgrow the meaning of, or even sentimental tattoos that no longer carry the same sentiment. Some people even have tattoos that they view as childish or immature later in life. If you’ve outgrown your tattoo, then tattoo removal can help you.
 

Fresh Start

Some people simply want a fresh start or a clean slate on their bodies. For some, maybe tattoos are interfering with personal and professional goals; for others, maybe tattoos are no longer part of the life you want to lead. In either case, tattoo removal can return your skin to a pre-tattoo state.
 

Are You a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for laser tattoo removal include any adult who no longer wishes to have a tattoo for any reason, including those who have dark, large, old, or layered tattoos. Good candidates for this treatment also include those who do not have a history of skin scarring and those who have healthy skin.
 

Clean the Slate With Laser Tattoo Removal 

Tattoos don’t always have to last a lifetime. If you no longer want a tattoo on your body, then a laser tattoo removal treatment can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your first appointment today.

Dermal Fillers Frisco

What Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?

The word “filler” sounds a little boring. Like you’re waiting for the next big thing to happen. But dermal fillers mckinney tx are anything but boring, infused as they are with the ability to rejuvenate skin by erasing wrinkles, restoring contours, and adding volume. At Novo Med Spa in Dermal Fillers Frisco, TX, we want to assist in finding the filler that’s right for you, whether you seek to treat multiple concerns or want to simply correct lines in a targeted spot.

What Dermal Filler Is Right for You?

The answer to this question depends on what you hope to achieve with fillers. They can be used in different ways, including:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially nasolabial folds
  • Restoring volume to temples and cheekbones
  • Lifting sagging or droopy skin
  • Smoothing and contouring the jawline
  • Plumping lips
  • Improving facial symmetry

Some patients opt for fillers not to address the signs of aging, but to improve bone structure. Meaning, people who don’t have naturally high cheekbones or well-defined jawlines because of genetic facial structures can also benefit. For these purposes, dermal fillers frisco add contours where patients previously had none. So keep this in mind as you consider the many choices available to you.

When Results Develop and How Long They Last

Identifying how you want to improve your appearance is the first step in choosing the filler that most closely aligns with your goals. You’ll need to answer a few more clarifying questions, however, before you have a truly accurate answer.

Some patients are willing to sacrifice long-lasting results for those that appear rapidly. This trade-off occurs because different fillers contain different active ingredients. Those made with hyaluronic acid (HA), for instance, produce results more quickly than those made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). In return, HA usually lasts between six months and a year within the body, while PLLA can deliver results for two or more years.

A Note on Lip Fillers

The same is true of lip fillers, which vary in consistency to achieve different results. One might be better for giving a lush pillowy appearance, while another can deliver more subtle enhancements. The length of results also differs, which is useful to know if you’re not sure that plumper lips are right for you. You can therefore opt for a treatment with shorter results before choosing a longer-lasting alternative.

How Much Filler Will Be Needed

This reflects how much of your face you want treated, which we can help you decide with a few key points. Keep in mind that most dermal fillers frisco contain 1cc of gel per syringe. This is equal to 1/5 of a teaspoon, which is a fairly minimal amount. So don’t worry that treatment will give you the “overdone” look that cosmetic therapy was, many years ago, once known for.

Now we can discuss whether you want a slight or moderate enhancement, which will play into the amount of filler you need. A slight enhancement might involve filling some lines or plumping a small area that’s become hollow. This type of treatment usually hones in on one site rather than a whole area. The goal is to improve your appearance without drastically changing it, and 0.5 to 3cc are usually enough to produce successful results.

Upper Face Enhancements

This part of the face includes the glabella – that area between the eyebrows – and forehead. It’s beneficial to treat both of these sites together because lines in one typically mean lines in the other. An upper face enhancement might need 1 to 2cc.

Mid-Face Treatments

As we get older, the mid-face starts to look flatter with volume loss in key areas like under the eyes, in the cheeks, and around the temples. These areas commonly requier more filler because we’re aiming to restore volume rather than just correct lines and wrinkles. Depending on your age, you can expect to need:

  • .5 to 1cc per side in the under-eye area
  • .5 to 2cc per side for temples
  • 1 to 3cc per side for cheeks

 

Lower Face

This encompasses nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth, marionette lines from the mouth to the chin, lip lines, and dimpling along the jawline. Of these concerns, nasolabial folds tend to be the most troubling for patients, as they grow deeper and more visible with time. Treating these may require .5 to 2cc of filler for each side. Marionette lines may need just slightly less, at .5 to 1cc per side.

Examining Specific Fillers

We offer six dermal fillers frisco that each work slightly differently. We’ll start with Kybella, the first and only injectable to earn FDA approval for treating a double chin. Kybella is formulated with a synthetic molecule that mimics an acid found in human bile. This acid destroys fat cells, and when injected into the extra padding under your chin, Kybella acts in the same way.

The lymphatic and circulatory systems then break down the fat cell fragments to eliminate them from your body. These processes remain unseen and unfelt, making themselves known only in the reduction of chin fat to restore youthful contours to your face. In more than 20 studies, 80 percent of patients reported satisfaction with their treatment.

Kybella

Most patients experience the best results after two to four treatments. Results are permanent because, once removed, fat cells do not regenerate. This means you don’t need maintenance sessions, and you’re finished with Kybella once your treatment cycle is complete. Each appointment takes 15 to 20 minutes, and you can expect around 20 injections to be administered. Keep in mind it can take three to four weeks for results to start showing.

Revanesse Versa

This injectable is approved by the FDA to correct moderate to severe creases and wrinkles, like nasolabial folds. Its active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, like many fillers, but it’s unique in that it employs wet milling technology to achieve uniformly spherical particles. This creates a formula that delivers smooth and natural results.

Benefits of Versa include:

  • Results that develop immediately
  • Up to 50 percent less swelling in the treatment site than many other fillers
  • Reduces nasolabial folds for up to 12 months
  • Less downtime compared to most fillers

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Now might be a good time to talk about hyaluronic acid, and the details we provide will apply to Revanesse Versa as well as other injectables listed here. HA serves as a humectant within the body, meaning it retains moisture to keep skin looking plump, soft, supple, and dewy. The body produces HA naturally, so using an injectable made of the same material reduces the likelihood of adverse reactions.

HA is also linked to the production of collagen, a protein that weaves with fat and elastin to form the skin’s underlying supportive structure. This structure is crucial, as it keeps skin lifted, and wrinkle-free. When collagen production slows, as happens with age, the structure erodes and gives way to creases and wrinkles. Injectables formulated with HA, therefore, provide multiple benefits that extend beyond the treatments themselves.

Restylane

Also made with HA, Restylane is a family of fillers intended to plump skin and eradicate fine lines. Under this umbrella are the following:

  • Restylane Silk to enhance lips, correct lines around the mouth, and improve under-eye hollows
  • Restylane Lyft to rejuvenate hands and lift cheeks
  • Restylane Defyne and Refyne to treat marionette and laugh lines
  • Restylane Krysse to plump lips

Just with this family of products, you can treat a wide variety of concerns. Patients like Restylane because results show almost immediately and, depending on injection sites, last between 10 and 18 months. Each Restylane product has a different particle size to achieve different effects; hence, the reason for a whole catalog of products. Each blend is also formulated to allow natural facial movement when you smile, laugh, or otherwise emote.

Radiesse

This filler is unique in that it contains not HA but calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres. This is helpful in creating a robust gel that, once injected below the skin’s surface, can be molded and shaped over your natural contours to create real lift. For many patients, Radiesse is a great alternative to face implants, allowing them to forego surgery while still attaining the volume they want.

CaHA produces immediate results and also prompts the body’s collagen production (like HA does). It is ideal for treating:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lost volume in cheeks
  • Acne scars
  • Lost definition along the jawline

 

Results

While the gel itself helps add volume to your face, CaHA microspheres also interlock with the skin’s framework to naturally boost volume from within as well. This is what gives Radiesse such staying power; you can expect results to last 18 months or longer. Maintenance treatments can then help retain your youthful contours.

Belotero Balance

Another HA filler, Belotero is known for its lightweight consistency. This makes it ideal for smoothing moderate to severe folds and lines in the lower face. It specifically targets nasolabial folds and deeply-etched wrinkles around the mouth and lips. Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Feels natural after injection
  • Helps the face retain normal movement
  • Provides immediate results
  • Is quickly and easily administered
  • Requires almost no downtime

Thanks to its smooth gel, Belotero blends seamlessly with underlying tissues to bind with the skin’s water. It quickly and effectively fills wrinkles and lines. Many patients opt for Belotero injections around the mouth, where skin is naturally delicate and requires gentle treatment.

Juvederm

This collection of fillers includes five different products that plump, fill, and smooth. The product lines includes:

  • Voluma XC for deep injection into the cheeks and chin to restore volume and improve contours
  • Vollure XC to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
  • Volbella XC for subtle lip augmentation and correction of mouth lines
  • Ultra XC to plump lips

Made with HA, Juvederm products can restore a natural glow to tired or dull skin. Final results can take up to a week to develop but last more than a year – across all products under this umbrella. Juvederm fillers are also known for delivering smooth and natural enhancements. Treatments can be built upon each other to achieve the desired contours, meaning you can opt for subtle or striking improvements.

The Benefits of Fillers

Two significant benefits emerge when speaking of dermal fillers frisco. The first is that almost all improve the health of your skin because they’re made with biocompatible ingredients. Second, fillers can give you a more youthful appearance that, in previous years, could only be achieved with surgery. They are ideal for adults of almost all ages (over 21) and all skin types.

Identifying the filler that’s right for you means answering a few questions. You need to know what you hope to achieve, the area(s) you want to treat, and the kinds of results that work best with your goals and lifestyle. For more information, or to schedule your Dermal Fillers Frisco consultation and dermal fillers near me appointment, contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, today.

What Is the Best Permanent Hair Removal?

Imagine waking every day to smooth skin without having to shave or use messy creams. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not, especially at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We perform laser hair removal on men and women to stop the exhausting cycle of plucking, waxing, and shaving. In return, you see skin that is silky soft.

Is Laser Hair Removal the Best Permanent Option?

Yes, it is, for a number of reasons. Lasers are the safest means for removing unwanted hair based on the quality of treatment. The technology is very advanced in that nearly any desired light wavelength can now be emitted. This is valuable for effectively treating different skin tones. A0t one time, laser therapy was only available to fair-skinned people with dark hair. Now, however, nearly anyone can be treated.

The Science of Removing Unwanted Hair

Additionally, and most simply, laser works. It’s been used for hair removal since 1995 and has only improved with time. The premise behind this therapy is energy, starting with the highly concentrated beam of light that gets delivered to hair follicles. The melanin contained within these follicles absorbs the light, which converts to thermal energy as it hits the skin.

The follicle is where the hair root exists. Follicles are tunnel-shaped structures that exist in the skin’s top layer. As thermal energy from the laser treatment travels throughout melanin, it reaches and destroys the root. Without a root, hair can no longer grow.

The ProWave System

Our office uses the ProWave laser system with personalized settings to deliver individual results. It can treat a variety of skin types and is ideal for large areas like men’s backs and women’s legs. It quickly removes hair by targeting hundreds of follicles at one time. Additionally, the cooled handpiece used during treatment:

  • Improves patient comfort
  • Reduces the chances of adverse skin reactions
  • Does not require the use of an anesthetic

Nd:YAG Laser for Darker Skin

In addition to the ProWave system for fair skin, we use the Nd:YAG handpiece for patients with darker skin tones. The Nd:YAG has a lower melanin absorption rate than other lasers, meaning it can target hairs even on dark skin. This is owed to longer wavelengths that penetrate beyond your skin to reach the hair follicle. It also has a high repetition rate to provide you with faster results.

Laser Compared to Other Treatments

Laser provides far more dependable results than treatments like waxing, in which ripped skin can cause intense pain and infection. Even a simple brow wax can result in skin damage that leads to scarring. Depilatory creams that can be used at home have different formulas for different parts, such as the bikini area, where the skin is more sensitive.

This means you need to buy and use different products at once to get rid of the hair. These creams can also cause:

  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Rashes
  • Chemical burns
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation

Shaving, widely considered the most common of hair removal methods, is time-consuming. It requires the constant purchase of razors and shaving cream. Even the most expensive of these products, however, won’t protect you from nicks and cuts that can bleed for a good while. Shaving, especially under the arms and in the bikini area, can also cause skin irritation.

At-Home Laser Options

We wanted to broach this subject because using lasers at home can be dangerous. Without the skills and knowledge of a trained professional, you put yourself at risk for eye injuries, changes in skin color, skin irritation, burns, and blisters.

If you want safe and effective permanent hair removal, come into our office. Both of the systems we use are designed to target hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin and tissues. We can keep you cool and comfortable during treatment and provide you with aftercare instructions to protect skin health.

What You Need to Know

Laser hair removal is popular, to say the least. More than 1 million people in the U.S. annually opt for this therapy, and it continues to grow every year. In fact, since 2000, the number of treatments performed has jumped by more than 50 percent.

Going back to the Stone Age, throughout different periods and different countries, men and women both have sought smooth, hairless skin. In Ancient Egypt, people used a variety of techniques, including beeswax and seashells, to remove hair. Today, many undergo permanent hair removal for aesthetics, yes, but also for purposes of skin health and hygiene. These are personal choices, but they matter nonetheless.

Hair Growth Impacts Results

You likely won’t see immediate results after your first session. In the coming month is when the greatest change will take place, as hairs begin to fall out in a process patients commonly refer to as shedding. This isn’t the result of new hair growth, as routinely happens on your head. Instead, the hairs in your legs will fall out because laser treatments have killed their follicles.

Explaining Phases

You can expect full results to emerge after five to eight treatments, depending on your hair growth cycles and the area you want to be treated. Speaking of these cycles, now is an ideal time to point out that hair grows in four stages:

  • Anagen: hair is actively growing throughout this time
  • Catagen: short transitional phase
  • Telogen: a period of rest in which hair remains in its follicle but does not actively grow
  • Exogen: hairs are released from their follicles and shed

It is during the anagen phase that hairs respond to laser treatment. This is why we must do a series of treatments to capture all hairs; they don’t always grow at the same rate or in the same phase.

Session Details

Appointments can last between just 20 minutes and one hour, again, depending on your treatment area. Because you can only absorb so much light and heat energy at a time, we cannot remove hair from the whole body in one appointment. Instead, we’ll break down your sessions into more manageable chunks of time, which we can discuss once your treatment plan is crafted.

We’ll provide you with protective eyewear and cleanse the treatment area to remove bacteria. Keep in mind that you’ll see the best results by coming in for every session once treatment starts. They’ll usually be spaced around three to four weeks apart, allowing time for hair that hasn’t yet been targeted to keep moving through the growth cycle so we can reach it.

A Host of Benefits

There’s no denying that laser hair removal is precise. We can deliver treatment all the way to the hair’s root, and we do so quickly. Relatively speaking, this treatment also delivers fast results, especially compared to electrolysis, which can take upwards of 30 sessions to target all unwanted hairs.

You’ll also save money by no longer having to buy razors, shaving creams, and depilatory creams. And if you wax, you’ll save even more because you can skip these appointments altogether. Additionally, laser improves skin health by eliminating ingrown hairs, razor burn, and skin breakouts that come with other treatments. Last but not least, you can have treatment on all the places where unwanted hair grows, including:

  • Bikini line
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Face

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the first questions patients ask is if treatment hurts. We’re happy to say it is not painful; most patients even prefer this treatment to waxing. We’ve heard the sensation compared to a warm pinprick, which we can alleviate with the cooling mechanism contained in the ProWave system.

If you’d like, you can further increase your comfort by taking an oral pain reliever about 30 minutes before your session. You should also:

  • Shave the treated area the night before your appointment
  • Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior
  • Avoid sun exposure

How Does Skin Feel After Treatment?

Most patients report feeling fine after therapy. If you experience some slight discomfort, we recommend applying ice to the treated area. To further protect your skin, it’s important that you stay out of natural sunlight and tanning beds for at least six weeks – unless a member of our staff tells you otherwise. Also avoid hot showers, hot tubs, and the gym for 24 hours after treatment.

What Body Parts Cannot Be Treated?

Essentially, laser treatment is safe for all face and body parts. Thanks to the two systems we use, we can also treat patients of all skin tones. Additionally, this is a great year-round treatment and is especially ideal in the fall and winter months so you have a smooth canvas to flaunt once summer returns.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

We schedule consultations with all of our patients to ensure they are strong candidates for the treatments they desire. Laser is gentle and safe, and by discussing your goals, we can create a plan that is healthy and effective. In general, patients seeking laser hair removal should:

  • Be tired of other hair removal techniques
  • Have good overall health
  • Be willing to commit to multiple sessions
  • Understand what to expect, which we’ll discuss prior to treatment

How to Prepare

It’s important to follow some basic guidelines, unless you are advised otherwise by our office, prior to treatment. For instance, arrive at your appointment freshly bathed without fragrances, creams, or lotions. Again, you should have shaved the treatment area about 24 hours before your appointment to avoid irritation and prevent the laser from burning hair.

It’s important that you don’t remove hair between treatments with any technique other than shaving. Use a broad-spectrum sunblock every day, even in the rain, and also:

  • Avoid products that cause photosensitivity, such as benzoyl peroxide
  • Follow the instructions we gave you concerning prescription medications
  • Delay botox, chemical peels, and other cosmetic treatments for at least two weeks

After Treatment

We may recommend you use aloe vera or hydrocortisone on a specific spot if it turns red after treatment. Also be aware that new hair growth in the coming weeks may be patchy, which is completely normal. This will gradually decrease as you progress in your treatment series.

Avoid excessive heat or sun exposure, including tanning beds, for at least two weeks. And feel free to continue shaving between sessions, but avoid tweezing, waxing, and depilatory creams, as these can damage the skin. You can also exfoliate treated areas to reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs. If you have questions about additional skincare, let us know – we may be able to recommend some products for you.

Permanently Say Good-Bye

Laser hair removal doesn’t have to be scary. It can, in fact, bring with it a welcome sense of relief from having to fight with other messy, expensive, and more time-consuming methods. You need only arrive for your pre-set appointments, and we’ll take care of the rest. Get rid of unwanted hair today. Call Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your consultation.

Microneedling Frisco TX

What Does Microneedling Do for Your Face?

Are you unsatisfied with your skin’s tone, texture, or vibrancy? Do you want to correct common concerns like acne, scarring, or discoloration? Are you looking for a treatment that can help you maintain smooth, lustrous skin with simple appointments and zero downtime? If so, you could be a perfect candidate for microneedling frisco tx at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. This versatile treatment is an excellent option for patients of all ages and skin types.

 

What Does Microneedling Dermatologist Do for Your Face?

Microneedling frisco tx is a skin rejuvenation treatment designed to refresh collagen production, improve tone and texture, and create an overall glow in the skin. In order to achieve this, we use the handheld SkinPen, a collagen induction therapy tool with tiny sterile needles collected in the circular tip. These needles are activated during treatment and move up and down at a rapid pace to create micro-wounds in the skin and stimulate the body’s healing process.

A normal appointment lasts between 15-45 minutes, depending on the areas of the face and specific concerns you wish to treat. For most patients, results appear within 1 week of treatment and continue to improve with time. Regular appointments can promote general skin health while successfully treating a wide range of skin concerns, giving you newfound confidence in the appearance of your skin.

How Does the SkinPen Work?

With the SkinPen, we strategically treat certain regions of your face based on your goals for treatment. During this process, the tiny needles in the SkinPen puncture the outer layers of your skin, creating micro-channels that provide an entry point to the lower layers of the skin for serums and other skin treatments. This makes any post-treatment product application significantly more impactful for several weeks after your first session.

In addition, the micro-wounds in the skin created by the treatment process trigger the body’s healing response, which includes collagen and elastin production to repair the skin. These structural proteins help lift, firm, and smooth the skin in one simple step, giving your skin a fresh start and providing the equivalent of a mini-facelift for many patients.

Over time, consistent microneedling frisco tx appointments can help you reclaim youthful skin by replacing lost collagen and making your favorite skincare products more effective. In addition, this treatment can be adjusted as needed for each patient to ensure that they can experience healthy, attractive skin at every stage of their life.

Which Concerns Can Be Treated?

Our team of professionals is prepared to help you treat a variety of skin concerns and imperfections. Here are some of the most commonly treated issues at our office.

Signs of Aging

Whether you experience fine lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity, many signs of aging can be directly connected to a lack of collagen in the skin. Collagen breakdown is a normal part of the aging process, but you don’t need to watch your skin age before your eyes. A microneedling frisco tx appointment can help restore collagen production and create a noticeable lift to smooth away mild to moderate lines and wrinkles and tighten mild skin laxity.

While signs of aging can appear anywhere on the face, we commonly treat the forehead, skin around the mouth and chin, skin around the eyes, and the jawline and neck. These areas are especially prone to develop static wrinkles, which are caused by a deteriorating collagen framework.

Acne

Many adult patients find themselves battling acne breakouts well into their 20s and 30s. While changes to diet, skincare routines, and lifestyle may help control acne, it can still wreak havoc on your complexion. An intensive treatment like collagen induction therapy can help heal acne breakouts and reduce your risk of seeing regular breakouts in the future.

In addition, the micro-channels in the skin offer a deep, cleansing pathway for anti-acne medications to reach the source of your breakouts. Finally, added collagen and elastin can help improve the texture and appearance of your skin, erasing signs of acne and helping you feel more confident in every situation.

Discoloration

Discoloration in the skin can be caused by a variety of concerns, including rosacea, aging, sun damage, and genetics. Correcting your skin tone and eliminating discoloration can be a long and challenging process with external products alone. With microneedling frisco tx, you can target discolored skin and use your body’s healing power to restore an even tone.

Scarring

Scars can appear in the skin due to injury, surgery, or conditions like acne. In most cases, these imperfections will fade slowly over the years. However, scarring on your face is more noticeable and may make you feel self-conscious about your skin. This treatment can accelerate the healing process to fade scars and create an even tone and texture within months for most patients.

Can I Enhance My Final Results?

You have the option to combine this treatment with one of our other top-quality services in order to enhance your results. The most common treatment combination includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or one of our vitamin-infused serums, which are applied directly after treatment in order to allow these nourishing products to soak into your skin.

In addition, we can add other services to your personalized treatment plan to create your ideal image. Some patients choose to add a dermal filler, which can correct areas that may exhibit severe signs of aging or skin laxity. Other patients add a neurotoxin injection, which can correct dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement. Our doctor will work with you to decide which treatments can be combined with microneedling to achieve your goals.

How Long Do Results Last?

While results will vary for each patient, you can expect your results to last between 4-6 weeks before your areas of concern begin to reappear. In some cases, you may see longer-lasting results, especially if you combined this treatment with another skin-rejuvenating service.

Some skin concerns, such as aging, will continue to progress over time. Other concerns, such as sun damage and scarring, may be permanently corrected in a few easy sessions. Our doctor can give you a general estimate of how long you can expect your individual results to last when they recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you’re an adult over 18 with skin-related concerns, this treatment could be right for you! Thanks to its broad range of applications, almost anyone can benefit from collagen induction therapy with the SkinPen. We can treat patients of all ages, skin types, and skin sensitivities. In addition, we can create a personalized treatment plan that can include a range of skincare services designed to address multiple concerns in our convenient office location.

This treatment may not be ideal for patients with known bleeding disorders or signs of irritation or infection in the target skin. It is not recommended for patients with severe cystic acne, which can be irritated by the treatment process. In addition, it may not be effective for patients with moderate to severe skin laxity, which often requires a more intensive treatment or procedure.

If you’re unsure whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment, our doctor can help you evaluate your areas of concern and assess your treatment goals during your initial consultation.

What Can I Expect?

Here’s a general summary of what you can expect from a typical treatment process at Novo Med Spa.

Consultation

To begin, you will meet one-on-one with our experienced doctor to determine your candidacy and outline your personalized treatment plan. During this appointment, we will look at your previous medical and skincare history, areas of concern, and ideal image goals. Based on these factors, we will create a treatment plan that fits your needs and give you all the information you need to prepare for your first treatment session.

Preparation

During the week before your first appointment, you should make sure you keep your skin free from irritation or infection. In order to achieve this, we recommend that our patients avoid any exfoliants, peels, or resurfacing products and treatments that could cause inflammation in the skin. They should also apply sunscreen regularly to avoid sunburn, and we suggest that patients stop tanning or using self-tanner at least 1 week before treatment.

You should stop taking anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as some natural supplements and herbal remedies, before your appointment to decrease your risk of bleeding and bruising during and after treatment. Finally, we recommend that you stop drinking alcohol at least 24-48 hours before your appointment.

Treatment

Before your appointment, you should wash your face and neck thoroughly and remove any makeup products. One of our skilled staff members will examine your skin and answer any questions you may have before beginning the treatment process. We will also apply a topical anesthetic agent to numb the target skin. Next, we will use the SkinPen on each of your target areas. Most patients report that this stage of treatment involves no discomfort.

A normal appointment lasts 15-45 minutes. Once your skin has been treated, we can apply your choice of PRP or serums to enhance your results and flush your skin with beneficial nutrients as it begins to heal. You’ll then be able to leave our office and go right back to your normal activities without any downtime.

Recovery

While your skin is healing, you should continue to avoid harmful sun exposure and irritating products or treatments. For most patients, the recovery process lasts between 1-2 weeks. Your skin should improve in appearance during this time, and you may notice some of your concerns beginning to fade. Your results will develop for the next 2-5 weeks as your skincare routine and products promote healthy, glowing skin.

Results

After 4-6 weeks, you may notice some of your concerns returning. This is when most patients schedule their first follow-up treatment, which is normally performed 6-8 weeks after the first session to allow your skin ample time to heal. For some skin concerns, permanent improvements can be achieved in just 4-8 collagen induction therapy sessions.

For ongoing skin maintenance, anti-acne treatment, and anti-aging sessions, you can schedule your sessions approximately 6 weeks apart to build on the success of each previous appointment and keep your skin looking beautiful. Thanks to its collagen-inducing properties and non-invasive nature, this treatment can be consistently performed for as long as desired to maintain your ideal image.

Contact Us To Learn More!

Don’t let your skin concerns keep you from loving the skin you see in the mirror! With microneedling frisco, you can reveal the best skin of your life, treat long-standing imperfections, and achieve an even tone and texture. Even better, you can enjoy the full benefits of countless skincare products and treatments as your skin absorbs nutrients more easily and transforms from the inside-out. To learn more about this Microneedling treatment, contact our team of experts at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation today!

Botox

How Long Does Botox Last?

When you look in the mirror, do you notice deep lines and wrinkles forming on your forehead or between your brows? Do smile lines around your eyes distract you from expressing your true feelings? Do you wish you could quickly eliminate the lines and wrinkles that appear when you frown, smile, or laugh? If so, you could benefit from treatment with Botox at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

 

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world, providing millions of patients with a safe and effective way to erase dynamic wrinkles caused by habitual muscle movement. Since we all make expressions throughout our day, every patient is prone to developing these wrinkles. They often appear on the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, and around the mouth.

This product uses a refined version of botulinum toxin (type A) to treat specific facial muscles. These targeted injections cause a temporary paralysis that smooths the skin without inhibiting your normal facial expressions. In most cases, the results of your treatment will begin to appear 3-7 days after your appointment. Final results last between 3-4 months and may be enhanced with regular injections or a combination of additional anti-aging treatments.

The benefits of this treatment include a simple preparation process, a 15-30 minute appointment time, and a zero-downtime recovery period. This product is FDA-approved and is carefully administered by our trained staff to ensure optimal results.

How Do Neurotoxins Work?

Botox is created using a byproduct of Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that is toxic in large doses. Purifying this botulinum toxin and administering it in small doses temporarily stops muscle movement and erases dynamic wrinkles. Once the neurotoxin is injected into the muscles, we gently massage the area to help distribute the neurotoxin.

Over the next 3-7 days, the neurotoxin blocks nerve signals sent by the brain to the treated facial muscles. This keeps these muscles dormant and prevents the further development of dynamic wrinkles. In 3-4 months, the effects of the neurotoxin wear off and muscle movement resumes. Many patients choose to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain their desired results. Thanks to the small treatment doses, Botox can be used by most patients indefinitely.

Which Concerns Can Be Treated?

Here are some of the most commonly treated aging concerns at our Frisco office.

Forehead Lines

Fine lines and dynamic wrinkles across the forehead can begin developing in your mid to late-20s. Without preventative treatment, these signs of aging could deepen and become noticeable in the skin even when you are not making expressions. A neurotoxin injection helps keep your forehead muscles still, instantly softening the skin and diminishing or completely eliminating these dynamic wrinkles and effectively stalling this part of the aging process.

Glabellar Lines

Glabellar lines develop between the brows. They often look like an “11” and may make you look concerned or even frustrated even when your face is at rest. Neurotoxin treatments help smooth this pinched skin and restore a neutral expression to this area of your face.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet develop at the corners of the eyes and are often connected to smiling or laughing expressions. With a Botox treatment, you can eliminate this sign of aging without impacting your ability to express your full range of emotions. Many patients find that they gain a noticeable confidence boost when they can smile without seeing unwanted lines appear.

Other Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles may appear in other areas of the face, including below the eyes or around the mouth. During your initial consultation, our doctor will examine your skin and have you make a range of expressions to identify areas for treatment.

Additional Concerns

In addition to treating dynamic wrinkles, this product can be used in some patients to address hyperhidrosis. This condition causes excessive sweating and usually appears in the armpits and palms. In addition, we can treat TMJ jaw syndrome to alleviate friction and pain and perform a “lip flip” to plump the top lip for a fuller, more attractive appearance.

Will My Results Appear Natural?

In the past, many patients have expressed concern regarding the facial muscle paralysis caused by this treatment. If this product is over-injected, it could create a frozen or plastic expression that affects your face’s normal range of motion. At our practice, our entire team is committed to helping you achieve your own unique goals.

Our consultation and injection process ensures that we create natural yet noticeable results for each of our patients. Once the neurotoxin takes effect, you will be able to make your entire range of normal expressions. This means that you will still look like yourself, just without dynamic wrinkles.

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

If you are a man or woman over 18 who wants to treat or prevent dynamic wrinkles in the skin, you could be a good candidate for this treatment. A good candidate for neurotoxin injections is healthy and has informed expectations about the treatment process and possible results. In addition, you should not exhibit any signs of skin irritations or infections or have any diagnosed bleeding disorders that could impact the success of your treatment.

This treatment may not be ideal for patients with severe signs of aging, which may require a more intensive procedure to rejuvenate the skin. In addition, this treatment is not designed to correct static wrinkles or skin laxity caused by collagen breakdown in the skin. These concerns can be addressed with one of our top-quality dermal filler products, which help fill and volumize the skin.

If you experience different aging concerns, we can recommend a personalized treatment plan that includes a range of services to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our doctor can examine your skin and help you determine your candidacy for treatment with Botox during your initial consultation.

What Can I Expect?

Wondering what you can expect from a typical treatment process? While each patient’s experience and results vary, here is a basic overview of what you can look forward to from our professional team.

Consultation

Your first appointment will be a meeting with our doctor, who will examine your areas of concern in order to determine your candidacy for this treatment. During this appointment, we will ask you to make a number of facial expressions in order to map your face and identify the dynamic wrinkles that appear when you make your normal expressions. This will also help us determine the areas that may be at risk for developing new dynamic wrinkles over time.

If you are determined to be a good candidate for treatment, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include additional treatments, such as dermal fillers, that can enhance the results of your neurotoxin injections. We will give you instructions to follow before your first appointment, which you can schedule as soon as your consultation is complete.

Preparation

In general, this treatment requires little preparation. We recommend that you minimize any irritation to your skin and avoid exfoliating and resurfacing treatments for at least 1-2 weeks before your treatment. You should also avoid using some topical treatments, such as chemical peels, and wait to try new skincare products that could cause an adverse reaction until after your skin has healed from treatment.

You should stop taking blood-thinning medications, including painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen, 1 week before your appointment. This should help minimize your risk of bruising or excessive bleeding during and after treatment. For the same reason, we recommend that you stop drinking alcohol 24 hours before your appointment.

Finally, you should be careful to avoid unnecessary or prolonged sun exposure for 2 weeks before treatment. This helps protect your skin from a wide range of sun damage and also ensures that your skin will not be sunburned during your appointment, which may cause discomfort or increased irritation.

Treatment

Before your Novo Botox first appointment, you should wash your face and remove any makeup or other skincare products in the target areas. At our office, one of our staff members will answer any questions you have as they prepare your skin for the injection process. This involves sanitizing and marking the injection sites based on the results of your consultation.

We can also apply a topical anesthetic if needed, although many patients forego this step due to the virtually painless injection process. We will use a small, thin needle to inject the neurotoxin product into the muscle under the skin. Immediately after the injections, we will apply a cool compress and carefully massage the skin to ensure even distribution. After this, you should plan to avoid touching your skin as much as possible until the product has settled.

Your entire appointment should take between 15-30 minutes from start to finish. After the injections are complete, we will give you information about what to expect during your recovery. You can then return to the rest of your scheduled activities for the day without any downtime.

Recovery

As your skin begins to heal, you should continue to avoid certain skin products and treatments that may irritate the injection sites. In addition, you should not press on or rub the treated skin for at least 2 weeks to allow the neurotoxin to fully settle into the muscles. Touching the skin before this could accidentally spread the product to neighboring muscles and impact your final results.

You should begin to notice your results developing within 3-7 days of treatment. You will be able to see the neurotoxin take effect by making facial expressions in a mirror. Over the first several days, the treated muscles will temporarily stop moving. This will completely change the appearance of your skin, keeping your face free from dynamic wrinkles and stopping the development of new signs of aging.

Results

For most patients, final results are visible within 2 weeks of treatment. Once your results are visible, you can look forward to enjoying wrinkle-free skin for the next 3-5 months. Eventually, the neurotoxin will lose its potency, and muscle movement will return to the treated areas. As soon as you notice your concerns reappearing, you can schedule your first follow-up session.

Based on your goals for treatment and personalized treatment plan, ongoing treatments could help you maintain your ideal image for as long as you desire. Our team can work with you to adjust your treatments as necessary and provide the care you need at every stage of the aging process.

Contact Us to Start Your Journey to Wrinkle-Free Skin!

Treatment with Botox can help patients of all ages take control of their aging process. With just 2-5 injection sessions per year, you could see dynamic wrinkles vanish as your skin is rejuvenated. To learn more about this transformative treatment or one of our other aesthetic services, contact our team of experts botox near me at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!

What Does IPL Do for Your Skin?

It’s no secret that your skin changes as you grow older. A variety of factors can cause facial spots, lines, scars, and even acne. It may feel like you’ll never again have the dewy glow of your youth, but we bring good news. Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment from Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, can reverse many signs of aging and sun damage to dramatically improve your skin’s health – and your appearance.

What Does IPL Do for Your Skin?

This therapy, also known as a photofacial treatment, harnesses the power of broadband light to correct a variety of concerns, including:

  • Dark and/or brown spots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Age and sunspots
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Skin texture problems
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Freckles
  • Large pores
  • Redness
  • Spider veins
  • Broken capillaries
  • Hair removal

What to Expect

Sessions usually last between 20 and 30 minutes. Once your face is clean and dry, we will apply a thick layer of gel to the treatment area that serves as a barrier between the light pulses and your skin. We then place protective goggles over your eyes to wear throughout the treatment. Before proceeding further, we’ll run a few tests on a specific skin patch to measure your sensitivity.

This process helps us find the level of treatment you’re comfortable with. The IPL device is adjustable to ensure we provide the right light wavelength for you. After that is determined, we pass a handheld device across the treatment area. That device delivers intense light pulses that penetrate deep into underlying layers of skin.

How It Works

Light wavelengths are transformed into thermal energy that, as deep tissues absorb it, causes targeted damage. This triggers the body’s natural healing responses. Brown spots, for example, are broken into smaller particles that rise to the skin’s surface and then flake off to allow new and healthier cells to rise.

In treating redness and rosacea, the light energy targets blood vessels to force new cellular formation. Those cells emerge to reveal clearer and fresher-looking skin. This ability to reach below the skin’s surface accounts for the treatment’s success. Unlike modalities that only reach the epidermis (skin’s top layer), this therapy does more than improve your appearance; it induces real healing that corrects, rather than masks, your skin concerns.

Collagen Production

A photofacial also triggers the body’s production of collagen. This protein sits under layers of tissue and fat to give skin its structure. You might think of collagen, which forms long chains and serves as the primary component of most body tissues, as the skeleton of skin. In speaking specifically of the face, it keeps skin looking firm, plump, and taut.

The body makes and loses collagen on a daily basis. While this cycle is perfectly normal, problems begin when production starts to wane. This comes as a result of genetics, diet – too much sugar damages collagen – age, and sun exposure. We want to focus on this last factor because reversing sun damage is a specialty of this treatment.

The Hidden Nature of UV Rays

UV radiation can break down collagen fibers more quickly than normal aging. It penetrates the dermis (skin’s middle layer) to cause an excessive build-up of elastin. As elastin accumulates, enzymes destroy collagen and create “solar scars.” Repeated exposure to the sun, without adequate protection, increases this process in a way that causes sagging and wrinkling.

Among its many negative effects, UV radiation also causes free radicals. These unstable oxygen molecules create a chain reaction that can damage cells. Free radicals also contribute to enzymes that destroy collagen.

A Fix for Sun Damage

But this damage can be reversed, as mentioned earlier. During treatment, we simply adjust the wavelength to a setting that is ideal for targeting concerns like sun spots and freckles. A photofacial also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to increased collagen production.

Collagen levels will remain high for an indefinite period of time. This protein contributes to a soft and smooth appearance; it also helps cells repair and renew themselves to stave off additional signs of aging and sun damage. But you’ll need to take care when you go outside, which we’ll explain later.

Comparing a Photofacial With Laser

Although both are considered light-based treatments, they work in two different ways. Lasers consist of a single light wavelength that is concentrated into one direct beam. This makes for very targeted treatment, in which concerns like hyperpigmentation are addressed without harming surrounding tissues.

Photofacials, on the other hand, emit a spectrum of colors that travel in flashes. This is vastly different when compared to a single beam of one light. While these two treatments ultimately have similar effects, photofacials don’t meet the requirements of an official laser definition.

How They’re Similar

Photofacials and laser are similar in that the light they emit is transformed into thermal energy, which impacts the skin in two ways. First, it targets blood vessels or pigment to overwhelm specific cells and cause them to break down. We explained this earlier in speaking of brown spots on the face. In addition, thermal energy has the power to collapse vessels that cause facial redness or disintegrate a melanin cluster that causes discoloration.

Both treatments ignite cell renewal and collagen production, although photofacials are less invasive and more ideal for patients who want to resume normal activities after treatment. Photofacials are also more ideal for breaking down pigmented lesions, reducing pore size, and improving acne breakouts.

Benefits of Laser

Because laser is considered more aggressive, it treats profound wrinkles and other conditions that require deep-layer healing. It can even be used to treat stretch marks, tattoos, and loose skin – conditions IPL does not tackle. But laser treatment requires a recovery period – albeit short – that photofacials do not. Ultimately, the choice between these therapies depends on your skin needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know what you’re thinking: when do results of a photofacial show? Immediately after treatment, the skin will be brighter and smoother. You’ll also see smaller pores. Then, within a few days, you’ll notice additional improvements, such as reduced discoloration and greater skin clarity. These benefits will continue to emerge as collagen production increases.

Optimal results are seen with a series of treatments, usually between three and six, depending on the extent of your skin damage. Photofacials are gentle enough that they can be repeated every four to six weeks. Each subsequent treatment builds on the last, so results only become more transformative. You can also pair a photofacial with other treatments, such as a chemical peel, to dramatically improve tone and texture.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results are meant to be long-lasting. They do, however, depend on how you care for your skin after treatment. For instance, we recommend you avoid heat, including hot baths, hot showers, and hot tubs, for at least 48 hours. This helps reduce any risk for inflammation so your face can safely and effectively heal. Additionally, you should avoid:

  • Makeup for at least 24 hours
  • Exfoliating skin for one week
  • Picking anything on your face
  • Exercising or engaging in strenuous activities for at least 48 hours
  • Unprotected sun exposure 
  • Skincare products that contain chemicals or high levels of vitamin A

What About Post-Treatment Care?

Now you’re probably wondering what you can do after treatment. Don’t worry, we have you covered there, too. The following recommendations will provide you with the best results, ensuring your skin is soft and radiant:

  • Apply daily sunscreen with at least 30 SPF
  • Wash your face gently two times daily with warm water and pat dry
  • Use a moisturizer every day to protect skin 
  • Nourish your skin with nutrient-rich serums to increase collagen repair and help your skin glow

Who Is a Good Candidate?

This treatment is safe for a variety of skin types, men and women alike, and adult patients of almost any age. The best candidates have signs of sun damage, aging, or blotchy and discolored skin. Those with rosacea will also see great improvement. Additional candidacy includes patients with:

  • Relatively elastic skin
  • Preference for non-invasive therapies
  • Reasonable expectations concerning the outcome

Patients with naturally dark or tanned complexions are sometimes deterred from this treatment. But our office can provide all skin tones with the same results, thanks to the Pico Laser Treatment System. This is ideally suited for patients with olive, brown, and black skin tones that need more specific focus than fair skin.

Precautions

Patients taking Accutane and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should delay treatment. We base treatment plans on individual needs and skin conditions, so we recommend you schedule a consultation to see if a photofacial is right for you.

Can Other Body Parts Be Treated?

We focused most of this article on the face, but IPL can also be used on the neck and potentially other parts that show sun damage and/or signs of aging. We will review this information when we craft your treatment plan to ensure you look more youthful overall.

Why Does Treatment Need to Be Spaced Four Weeks Apart?

The body naturally turns cells over to slough away those that are dead and push revived cells to the surface. This process occurs every 30 days or so. It’s a fairly predictable process, although we cannot pin down to the precise day when your cells will rejuvenate. Scheduling treatments four weeks apart allows skin adequate recovery time before subjecting it to more trauma.

Trying to rush this process can harm your skin. A photofacial works in tandem with the body, meaning we need to acknowledge that cells don’t renew overnight. By taking our time and honoring the necessary healing period, we can give you a more supple and refreshed appearance.

Therapy Benefits

Regular photofacials can delay aging, helping your look younger for longer. This therapy changes skin cell structure, as demonstrated by a study that found even three treatments per year can induce aging skin cells to behave as if they are younger. This means a firmer, more contoured appearance with fewer spots, wrinkles, and lines.

This treatment also addresses a complicated topic: adult acne. When we leave our teen years, we typically expect breakouts to stop. But this isn’t always the case, and finding the right therapy can be difficult at best. IPL gets to the source of acne as well as its side effects, including scarring. It additionally kills bacteria and balances facial pH levels to prevent future breakouts.

Get the Skin You Want

If you’ve been thinking the changes to your face are permanent, think again. We can restore a more youthful appearance with a photofacial. Quick, convenient, and without downtime, this therapy will have you in and out of the office before you know it. Results are almost immediate, and continued treatments will only deliver more improvements. Call Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, today to schedule your appointment.

How Does It Take to Heal After a Microneedling Treatment?

When you examine your skin in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? If not, you aren’t alone–almost everyone can pinpoint at least one skin concern that draws their attention away from their winning smile or captivating eyes. However, brighter, more youthful skin could be within your reach with microneedling, a restorative skin treatment that offers benefits for everyone. We proudly offer this treatment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX.

How Long Will It Take to Heal After a Microneedling Treatment? 

Microneedling is a rejuvenating treatment that creates tiny micro-wounds in your skin to trigger collagen growth and stimulate the body’s healing process. This combination helps give your skin a visible, vibrant glow and can address a broad variety of skin imperfections over time. In many cases, the changes you see in your skin can be permanent, and ongoing concerns like aging can be significantly improved with regular treatments.

At our office, we offer treatment with the SkinPen. This high-tech tool includes a cluster of small, sharp needles that can be adjusted to certain depths in order to effectively treat your specific concerns. These needles, which move at a high speed when the device is activated, create micro-wounds in the upper layers of your skin. These tiny wounds act as channels for skincare products to permeate the deeper layers and automatically trigger a healing response.

While each patient’s experience will be unique, you can expect your appointment to last 15-45 minutes. After treatment, you can return to your normal activities and schedule with no downtime and a minimal recovery period. Most patients find that their skin is completely healed within 1 week of treatment, and initial results could appear within 1-2 weeks of your first session.

What Is the Healing Process Like? 

The healing process for this treatment is minimal for most of our patients. However, it is important to give your skin plenty of time to recover. Due to the nature of this appointment, you should allow 4-5 days after treatment before scheduling any major social events or gatherings. You should also avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours, focusing instead on pampering your skin with your favorite products.

In general, you can expect to see your skin return to normal within 1-2 weeks of treatment. During this period, you should avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible. You should also skip any potentially irritating skincare treatments that could prolong your healing process. Once the outer layers of your skin have healed, interior rejuvenation will continue with renewed collagen growth. This structural protein will help lift, tighten, and firm your skin within weeks.

As collagen production continues, you should see your skin continue to improve. In order to give your skin plenty of time to recover during this process, we typically wait 6-8 weeks between sessions. We can make adjustments to your personalized treatment plan as needed, and many patients choose to continue treatments several times per year in order to maintain their desired results.

Which Areas Can Be Treated?

Here are some of the general areas that can be treated during a microneedling session.

Eyes

It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the skin surrounding your eyes is often an indicator of your age. Over time, this fragile skin can develop fine lines and wrinkles and begin to sag. This treatment can be safely applied to the skin around your eyes to address these static wrinkles, which are caused by a deteriorating collagen framework in the skin. We can often improve mild to moderate wrinkles and other signs of aging in this area.

With several targeted treatments, you can see the skin around your eyes become tighter and smoother. This can help you look more alert and may also give you a more youthful appearance.

Forehead

The forehead, brows, and temples are areas that can begin showing signs of fine lines and wrinkles as early as your mid-20s. This treatment can help smooth away wrinkles by rebuilding the collagen structure in the skin. In addition, ongoing treatments can help prevent the development of some signs of aging in the forehead region. Finally, we can easily combine microneedling with treatments like Botox injections to fully treat your specific concerns. 

Neck and Jawline

The skin on the neck and jawline can begin to sag or droop, creating the appearance of a double chin. In mild cases, this treatment can be an effective substitute for a more invasive procedure to correct this concern. We can firm the skin and decrease or eliminate sagging skin with targeted treatments to refresh the collagen structure.

Broader Face

When it comes to the rest of your face, this treatment can be successfully applied to almost any region to correct a number of imperfections and concerns. These often include sun damage, tone and texture concerns, discoloration, rosacea, acne, scarring, enlarged pores, and more.

Some of these concerns can be permanently improved with a treatment plan. In other cases, an ongoing plan can help you maintain the skin of your dreams. Our doctor can examine your skin during your initial consultation and give you a better idea of how long your results may last based on the nature of your unique concerns.

How Does This Treatment Compare to Other Aesthetic Options? 

Many patients want to know how this treatment compares to other anti-aging or cosmetic options.

Facelift Surgery 

This is the most invasive and extensive option for facial rejuvenation. It is also considered the longest-lasting option, often delivering results lasting 10-15 years. While it is an effective option for some patients, facelift surgery involves significant downtime after surgery. This surgery is also an expensive investment for most patients, and its invasive nature makes it impractical or impossible for many candidates.

In contrast, treatment with the SkinPen can achieve a “mini-facelift” effect without surgery. We can apply this treatment in various regions of the face, jawline, and neck to lift the skin and stimulate collagen production for a long-lasting result. In general, this treatment is an excellent alternative for patients who wish to correct mild to moderate lines and wrinkles and mild skin laxity without invasive measures. 

Dermal Fillers 

Dermal fillers are created to fill the skin, erasing lines and wrinkles and correcting mild to severe skin laxity. This treatment option is also non-invasive and can deliver results that last 6-18 months or longer. Many dermal fillers include a hyaluronic acid base. This body-friendly, hydrating substance can promote internal skin health and vibrancy while maintaining a smooth, attractive exterior.

For patients with mild aging concerns, SkinPen treatments could be a good alternative to dermal fillers. This treatment offers benefits beyond anti-aging properties. It can improve the tone, texture, and general health of your skin while also smoothing away lines and wrinkles. In addition, it can help younger patients address minor signs of aging without dermal filler injections. 

Neurotoxin Injections

Neurotoxin products like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin use a neuromodulator to temporarily affect facial muscle movement to eliminate dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are directly tied to habitual muscle movements, which create deep lines in the skin over time. A neurotoxin treatment lasts between 3-6 months for most patients and can be combined with other treatment options to address a range of aging concerns.

A microneedling treatment is not able to significantly improve dynamic wrinkles, but it can be combined with neurotoxin injections to improve the general appearance of the skin. Our doctor can provide more information about this possible treatment combination during your initial consultation.

Am I an Ideal Candidate? 

If you are an adult man or woman who wants to see your skin refreshed, you could be a good candidate for this treatment. A good candidate is healthy, exhibits no serious skin conditions, and has informed, realistic expectations about the results they can expect to see after treatment.

In general, most patients can be considered for treatment regardless of their ages or skin tones. This treatment may not be ideal for patients with severe signs of aging, which can be treated with one of our other anti-aging services. In addition, this treatment is not recommended for patients with cystic acne or active acne breakouts.

If you have questions about your candidacy for this treatment, our doctor can examine your skin and help you evaluate whether this treatment is right for you during your initial consultation.

What Can I Expect? 

Consultation

Your first appointment will involve a brief meeting with our experienced doctor. This time is used to discuss your goals for treatment. In addition, we will examine your areas of concern and review your medical history to ensure that this treatment is a good fit for you. If you are approved for this treatment, we will recommend a personalized skin rejuvenation plan and provide you with a general idea of what you can expect from your treatment experience. 

Preparation

The most important step to take during your preparation stage is protecting your skin from irritation. This can be accomplished by avoiding certain skincare treatments and products and staying out of the sun as much as possible to avoid sunburn. You should also avoid tanning, including self-tanning products, for at least 1 week before your treatment.

If you take blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen or aspirin, you may need to avoid these substances for several days before treatment. We recommend that patients stop drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours before their appointment to minimize their risk of bruising after treatment. Any other instructions provided by our doctor should be followed carefully to help you achieve your desired results. 

Treatment

On the day of your first appointment, you can use your normal skincare products and cleansers. However, we recommend that you avoid applying makeup prior to arriving at our office. One of our staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have before your treatment begins. We will apply a topical anesthetic, then use the SkinPen to treat the target skin by passing the device across the surface of your skin.

After this stage of treatment, you have the option to add one of our rich, nourishing serums or PRP treatments for added skin rejuvenation. We will apply these products as soon as your session is complete in order to allow them to absorb into the deeper layers of the skin via the micro-channels created by the SkinPen. After this, you will be able to return to the rest of your day with zero required downtime. 

Results

While your skin heals, we recommend that you avoid sun exposure and protect your skin from any unnecessary irritation. You should see initial results appear within 1-2 weeks of treatment, while final results could take 4-6 weeks to fully appear. Your skin may look smoother, brighter, and clearer once your final results are visible, giving you a distinctly youthful and healthy appearance.

Contact Us to Learn More! 

If you want to learn more about this treatment, contact our team at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to schedule your initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!

Which Lasts Longer: Botox or Dysport?

It’s only natural that you want the best for your face, and when it comes to injectable therapies like Botox and Dysport, you can’t go wrong. Both effectively reduce lines and wrinkles to smooth your appearance. But which produces longer-lasting results? At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we can answer all your questions.

Does Botox or Dysport Last Longer?

The real answer to this question depends on who you ask. Some patients get better results with one or the other injectable, depending on how their body metabolizes it. Everyone’s metabolism runs a little differently: some people break down Botox in less time, while others process Dysport more quickly.

But from a clinical standpoint, practitioners and scientific studies alike agree that results with both injectables last about four months. Comparing these two therapies is like comparing Coke and Pepsi – both are soft drinks, both are popular, but most consumers prefer one over the other. Injectables have a similar effect in that patients who have tried both usually enjoy the results of one more than the other.

Your Muscles Will Adopt New Patterns

If you choose to use injectable neurotoxins long-term, the pay-offs will be visible. Your muscles will learn not to make expressions that form wrinkles. This means you’ll automatically adjust to less frowning, eyebrow-raising, and squinting – movements that greatly contribute to wrinkles around the eyes and in the forehead.

With less use, muscles also become naturally weaker. Don’t worry, your face won’t start to droop or sag in unseemly ways. Instead, the wrinkles that have developed in treated areas will remain superficial. Without the chance to become deeper, you won’t develop folds or creases that can dramatically age your face. And you’ll still retain the full ability to make normal facial reactions with plenty of other muscles still working full-time.

Long-Term Results

Studies show that after two years of consistent treatment, treated muscles will grow slightly smaller. You will therefore need fewer treatments in a given site while still retaining the same results. If you choose not to continue treatment after several years or simply want to take a break, you’ll still look far younger than if you had never started injectables therapy.

They Are Not the Same Therapy

While the effects they render are nearly identical, these injectables are not the same. We’ll start with the most obvious difference, which is that Dysport produces full results more quickly than Botox. Onset is two to five days versus four to seven days, respectively. With the former, patients usually see improvements within 24 hours, while the latter may take 72 hours to take effect.

These treatments are also dosed differently. 40 units of Dysport do not equal 40 units of Botox. These variations are owed to their distinct chemical compositions. The former injectable is more diluted than the latter. This doesn’t impact its efficacy, but it does mean a higher quantity is required to achieve the same results.

What This Means for Treatment

While it’s a little confusing to understand, we can assure you the solution amount is the same with both treatments, and the outcomes are also very similar. A few notes to be aware of, however, are these: if you are accustomed to being treated with Botox and then switch to Dysport, you will probably need a higher number of dosing units.

The latter therapy has smaller molecules that allow it to spread more easily once it’s injected under the skin. This is beneficial when treating larger areas, such as the forehead. The proteins used to deliver Dysport’s active ingredient also vary in size, whereas those used in Botox are consistent across the board. Variability helps the former diffuse more readily across a large area so fewer injections are needed to relax muscles. But the latter, with its thicker and more consistent texture, is better at treating smaller, more targeted areas, such as the lines between your eyebrows.

In total, however, the differences between this pair of treatments are minimal. They can typically be applied to the same treatment areas and contain the same active ingredient (we’ll get into that in just a moment). They’re both minimally invasive, work to relax muscles, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The choice between the two, therefore, really comes down to personal preference.

How Do They Work?

Both injectables are known as neurotoxins that contain botulinum toxin type A. While the word toxin sounds ominous, these injectables are both very safe. Their solutions temporarily inhibit muscle nerve receptors. This simply means they prevent muscle movements in targeted areas.

For instance, if you have crow’s feet – fine lines extending outward from the corners of your eyes – we can inject the muscles in that area with a neurotoxin to prevent muscle movement. These lines are known as dynamic wrinkles that depend upon muscle contractions to be visible. When those muscle movements are temporarily limited, the wrinkles cannot show.

Common Treatment Areas

Both injectables can be used to treat the same areas, generally speaking. With the frontalis muscle, responsible for raising eyebrows and causing the appearance of horizontal lines in the forehead, injections provide markedly smoother results. Eyebrows move in and down with the corrugator and procerus muscles; treatment in those areas stops the appearance of so-called 11 lines (short vertical lines that develop between eyebrows above the nose).

The orbicularis oculi muscle allows us to squint, which also creates crow’s feet, as mentioned earlier. Treatment reduces these lines so that when you smile or concentrate, your skin remains youthfully taut.

Dispelling Myths

Thanks to TV spoofs, some people believe injectable neurotoxins, also known as neuromodulators, keep the face locked into place. This is simply not true. Outside of your treatment area, the rest of your face will be free to move as normal. You’ll also be able to continue expressing yourself as you typically would.

The only difference will be in the treatment area. By relaxing targeted muscles, we provide you with a softer and more youthful appearance. Additionally, in restricting muscle movements, we reduce the formation of future wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop after years of repetitive movement, like laughing, crying, and smiling. You’ll still be able to display this full range of emotions, but you’ll do so with fewer lines while preserving skin integrity.

Neurotoxins Are Safe

Another common tale is that patients get sick after treatment with Botox or Dysport. Although derived from botulism-causing bacteria, both injectables are extremely safe. The active protein in each is purified so patients are not at risk of becoming ill. In fact, millions of patients receive treatment every year, and both have earned FDA approval. The only effect will be a more youthful appearance.

Injectables Are Not Addictive

People tend to believe neuromodulators have addictive properties, but they do not. They contain no psychoactive ingredients, so there’s nothing to induce addiction. Instead, patients choose to continue their treatments because they like the way they look. This is not a physical dependency, but a treatment that boosts their confidence much like a facial or haircut does.

Treatments Are for Men and Women

In keeping with the theme of masculinity, society tends to forget that men also care about their appearances. This is not a new or radical concept; going all the way back to Ancient Egypt, men of that time wore copious amounts of makeup to enhance their looks. This demonstrates that in reality, and since times of antiquity, men and women both want to look their best.

Men can receive injectable therapies just as freely as women. Males tend to use these treatments to look more inviting; it is generally believed that facial lines contribute to an angry and disgruntled appearance. Injectables correct this by smoothing facial planes and restoring a sense of approachability.

A Facelift Stops the Need for Injectables

While a facelift can certainly slow the aging process, wrinkles and fine lines will eventually appear. Because neuromodulators can prevent the development of future lines, they should be used as a part of routine skincare to counter the effects of time. Keep this in mind: it is easier to prevent wrinkles than treat them.

It Isn’t Necessarily Obvious You’ve Had Treatment

Natural-looking results can be obtained with both injectables. The key is in how they’re administered, in which our staff is well-trained. We’ll develop a treatment plan that enhances your features rather than changes them. In addition, the follow-up treatments we suggest will be done so only to maintain results.

Now is a good time to mention that Dysport has a gentle feathering effect that helps you look smooth and natural. Botox, with its thicker consistency, stays neatly in place to treat only specific areas. So both treatments are designed with nature in mind to deter from the “overdone” look of many years ago.

Wrinkles Will Not Increase If You Stop Treatment

Injectables do not change your facial composition, meaning they do not induce wrinkles. Therefore, if you choose to discontinue treatment, you will not see an immediate increase in wrinkles. Your appearance will simply return to what it was before treatment. Over time, as the aging process continues, you’ll see more lines and wrinkles develop, but those won’t be the result of therapy.

Surprising Benefits

Before you choose to go under the knife, consider treatment with one of these injectables first. They can mimic the effects of a surgical brow lift by reducing muscle contractions around the eyes. Responsible for moving the eyebrows, those muscles can pull down the brow over time. But when movement is inhibited, the muscles relax and instantly make the brow appear more lifted.

Sessions Are Quick and Easy

Patients don’t refer to these injectables as lunchtime therapies for nothing. It usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes to administer the solution, so you can generally be in and out of our office in less than a half-hour (more time may be needed for larger or multiple treatment areas). And don’t worry about pain; neuromodulators are delivered with very fine needles that yield little more than a slight pinch when delivered to the skin.

Treatment Can Start Anytime

Whether you’re in your 20s and want to retain your youthful appearance or are in your 60s and want to smooth lines and wrinkles, injectables are beneficial to adults of almost any age. Opting for them now can even delay the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

Relax and Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Are you ready to see why so many patients have made these injectables among the most popular of all cosmetic therapies? Convenient, effective, and with no downtime, they deliver almost immediate improvements to your appearance. When used long-term, they can even prevent future wrinkles from developing. Call the office of Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, today to schedule your appointment.

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Can IPL Damage Your Skin?

These days, some of the most popular beauty secrets are energy-based treatments, such as lasers and radiofrequency. But did you know there’s another energy-based treatment that is just as effective? IPL treatments have been making waves recently among patients who are seeking to perfect the appearance of their skin. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we’re proud to offer Intense Pulsed Light treatments to our patients.

Can IPL Damage Your Skin?

There is very little risk of damaging your skin from IPL treatments, also known as photofacials. A photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of your skin with light to target problem areas and reverse both signs of damage and aging. Because of the gentle nature of this treatment, many patients prefer to use these popular treatments instead of laser treatments or even other facials.

What’s the Difference Between IPL and Laser Treatments?

Some people confuse Intense Pulsed Light treatments and laser treatments, but the two are not as similar as they seem on the surface. While both of these treatments use light-based energy for treatment, the type of energy used is different. Specifically, laser treatments use monochromatic light, usually infrared. Intense Pulsed Light therapy, on the other hand, used broadband light, which encompasses all the light energy in the color spectrum.

Another key difference between these two treatments is the fact that light therapy is non-ablative, which means it does not harm the surface of the skin. Laser treatments, on the other hand, can be either non-ablative or ablative, meaning it can injure the surface of your skin. Because light therapy is a gentler form of energy-based treatments, it’s usually considered a safer option for the majority of patients.

What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

Photofacials are a type of light therapy that utilizes the power of light energy to treat superficial skin concerns. Light therapy uses the entirety of the light spectrum, which means the surface of your skin is exposed to various hues and light intensities to address different concerns. This treatment is an ideal option for patients of any age and those who have multiple superficial skin concerns.

How Does This Treatment Work?

A photofacial is a simple treatment that exposes your skin to broadspectrum light with a wider coverage which significantly reduces the intensity of the light exposure so that your treatment can be customized to your specific concerns. During your photofacial, a handheld device is passed over your skin, emitting a heating sensation as the light penetrates the top-most dermal layers of your skin.

The key to this treatment is its unrivaled ability to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities and increase collagen production. Both of these factors increase skin cell turnover, which makes it easier for your skin to rejuvenate itself and correct superficial pigmentation concerns. The increased collagen also helps reverse signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and increased skin laxity.

What Skin Concerns Can This Treatment Address?

The main purpose of this treatment is to address one of the most pervasive age-related skin concerns – photoaging. Photoaging is caused by repeated sun exposure that eventually damages your skin to the point of creating visible signs of aging, such as sun damage, dark spots, redness, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, pigmentation issues, and many other concerns.

This treatment is considered a rejuvenating anti-aging treatment because it can greatly restore a more youthful appearance to your skin. In addition to photoaging, this treatment can also be used to correct rosacea, scarring, other blemishes, and even be used for hair removal. The breadth of concerns this treatment can address makes it one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments available to patients.

What Intense Pulsed Light Treatments Do We Offer?

At our medspa, we offer two main IPL treatment systems. Both Cutera EXO and Pico Limelight are specialized systems that can treat a variety of skin concerns.

Cutera EXO

Cutera EXO is a light therapy that can single-handedly address concerns such as vein correction, wrinkle reduction, hair removal, and overall skin rejuvenation. The special EXO handheld device allows for the thermal and light energy used in the treatment to be customized to a heat that is ideal for your skin type and tone.

Pico Limelight

Pico Limelight is a unique light therapy that is designed to use mostly green light in its broadspectrum handheld device. Limelight is ideal for medium and dark skin tones, as it has less of a risk of hyperpigmentation. Limelight can be used to even out the skin tone, correct sun damage, reduce acne scarring, and reducing enlarged pores.

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Which Treatment Is Right for You?

Selecting the right photofacial treatment for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin concerns, and your skin complexion. Other factors that will determine which treatment system ideal for your aesthetic concerns may be your skin sensitivity, the skin care products you use, and any previous experience you have using energy-based cosmetic treatments. We will help you select the photofacial treatment that is ideal for your specific concerns.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

The number of treatments you need will likely be determined by the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals, as well as how your skin responds to the treatment. However, most patients typically require a first round of 4 to 6 treatments to achieve optimal results. If you have more severe aesthetic concerns or if multiple areas of your body are being treated, you may require more treatments.

How Often Should You Have This IPL Treatment?

Your first round of treatments will be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. This spacing is ideal as it gives your body enough time to respond to the energy stimulation from the treatment, which means your body’s natural regenerative response will have several weeks to begin the internalized rejuvenation process.

Another factor for this frequency is your natural skin cell turnover rate, which is how quickly your body sheds dead skin cells and allows new skin cells to rise to the surface. For most people, a turnover cycle is between 28 to 40 days, with mature individuals having a longer cycle. For this reason, your age may also factor into your treatment frequency.

How Long Will Results Last for IPL?

Although the results of these treatments are not permanent, you should know that photofacial results can last for several months, sometimes even a couple of years at a time. It’s not unheard of for patients to complete an initial round of 4 to 6 treatments and then not need to have any further treatments for superficial skin concerns like photoaging for up to 12 months.

However, if you are using this treatment to address other aesthetic concerns, such as skin laxity and wrinkles, then the results of your treatment will last only for as long as collagen production is increased. How long collagen production lasts is something that varies from person to person. We will help you determine the frequency that works best for your aesthetic concerns.

What Can You Do to Maintain Results?

Of course, in addition to any regular IPL treatments you may require to maintain results, there are other things you can do to make sure that your results last for as long as possible. Both of the following techniques are intended to help prolong the results for photoaging treatment, although these methods may also prove helpful for your anti-aging and skin health concerns.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is absolutely the most important thing you can do to protect the health of your skin, as well as prevent premature and repeated photoaging. Wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to 50 will ensure that harmful UV rays do not cause damage to the surface of your skin. It’s important to wear sunscreen year-round and not only during the hotter months of the year – harmful UV rays can affect your skin rain or shine.

Skincare Products

The right skincare products can also prolong your results. For example, if your primary goal is to maintain the anti-aging effects of this treatment, then using skincare products that fight against aging will prolong your photofacial results. This can mean using products rich in AHA, BHA, hyaluronic acid, and collagen.

Complementary Treatments

You may also consider complementary treatments to prolong and enhance your results. There are several other cosmetic treatments you can use after your photofacial to achieve and maintain your aesthetic goals. For example, some treatments that are commonly used to complement this one include:

  • Dermaplaning
  • Chemical peels
  • Silkpeel Dermal Infusion
  • Dermal fillers
  • Neurotoxins
  • Kybella
  • And more

 

What Is Recovery Like?

The recovery period for each of your photofacial treatments will generally be about 7 to 10 days, which is when your skin will be most sensitive to exposure from sunlight. After your treatment appointment, you will be allowed to go back to work as usual and continue through your day. However, you will be asked to follow some instructions to ensure that you can achieve the best possible results. Some of these instructions include:

  • Avoid hot water, like baths, showers, and saunas, for at least 48 hours
  • Do to use exfoliating scrubs or acids
  • Temporarily discontinue Retinol and AHA products
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, excess heat, and excess sweating

We may also provide you with additional instructions to follow to encourage optimal results. Some of these instructions may include:

  • How to cleanse face with tepid water and gentle soap
  • When and what to moisturize with
  • Serums and other skincare products to use
  • Advice on how to use sunscreen

 

Is This Treatment Safe?

Any risk associated with this treatment is likely to derive from the strength of light exposure and the specific sensitivity of your skin. For example, those who have sensitive skin or who have fair skin that sunburns easily may have a slightly higher risk of skin irritation. However, on the whole, this treatment is typically safer for your skin than laser treatments.

Are You a Good Candidate?

The majority of patients who would like to perfect the surface of their skin are likely good candidates for this treatment. Both women and men who want to improve photoaging, sun damage, and pigmentation concerns are ideally suited for either Cutera EXO or Pico Limelight treatments. We require all patients to attend a consultation appointment to determine qualification for photofacials.

Perfect Your Skin With Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

The sun can cause more damage to your skin than you might initially want to believe. Between prematurely aging you by causing the formation of wrinkles to UV rays creating dark spots and sun damage on your skin surface, unprotected sun exposure can be an issue. Fortunately, there are popular and effective treatments that can reverse signs of photoaging. If you think IPL treatments are right for you, please call Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your consultation appointment today.

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How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a skin treatment used to improve skin texture and appearance. The treatment was first recognized by the medical community in 1995, but it has grown in popularity in recent years.  Microneedling in Frisco is a treatment that uses multiple fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate the body’s collagen and elastin production. Here at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, it is one of our most requested treatments.

Microneedling is an FDA approved skin treatment that can effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help reduce the appearance of pores, scars, and stretch marks. Many people interested in improving their skin’s overall health are now turning to this type of skin rejuvenation as an alternative to surgery. This treatment is very safe and often less expensive than other types of skin treatments.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling in Frisco works by prompting your body to produce more collagen and elastin to stretch your skin and make it stronger. Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring proteins in your body. They are structural proteins that, among other functions, build and repair your skin’s structure.

When a patient undergoes this type of skin treatment, a specially trained professional uses a handheld tool to create small, evenly spaced pinpricks in the patient’s skin. The puncture wounds jumpstart your body’s natural wound healing process and signal your body to start producing more skin building proteins to repair the structural damage. The protein boost results in healthier, firmer skin that appears more youthful.

What Does Treatment Involve?

A Collagen Induction Therapy treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. At Novo Med Spa, we begin by cleansing the skin and applying a numbing cream or local anesthetic. After the skin is numbed, our trained medical professionals will use a handheld device called a SkinPen to perform the microneedling. Once this is completed, an optional vitamin-infused serum or PRP can be applied to boost the results.

If your goal is to promote collagen growth, we generally recommend a series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. If your goal is scar reduction, it will usually require about six treatments spaced out accordingly. After your initial treatment, it’s a good idea to schedule maintenance treatments every four to six months for the best results.

Microneedling With PRP

Microneedling with PRP is actually two different treatments used in conjunction with each other to maximize results.  The combination of treatments is sometimes referred to as a “Vampire Facial,” but it’s not nearly as ominous as it sounds. PRP stands for platelet-rich-plasma. PRP contains stem cells, platelets, and growth factors that boost the effects of your body’s natural wound-healing abilities when applied to the micro-injuries. Before Collagen Induction Therapy, a member of our medical staff will draw blood from you, and the blood will be used to make the PRP.

The PRP is made while the SkinPen treatment is being performed. By the time the first treatment is completed, the PRP serum will be ready. The serum is then applied to the skin and left to sink in. Once the PRP has fully absorbed, the serum is removed, and the skin cleansed once more. Following cleansing, a moisturizer and sun protection will be applied before you leave.

Where Can Collagen Induction Therapy Be Used?

Collagen Induction Therapy can be used safely on your forehead and around your mouth and eyes where fine lines and wrinkles are prone to appear. It can also be used safely on the chin, jawline, and neck areas. Although it is most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be used on your chest, thighs, abdomen, legs, and bottom for the treatment of stretch marks.

What Are Some Additional Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy?

Skin Discoloration

In addition to combating signs of aging and improving your skin’s texture and elasticity, Collagen Induction Therapy can also reduce hyperpigmentation and even out your skin tone no matter what the cause of the discoloration.

Acne Prevention

Besides smoothing acne scars and combating the hyperpigmentation often associated with acne scars, Collagen Induction Therapy can actually reduce your risk of acne breakouts. It can also open micro-channels in your skin so that anti-acne medications can be used more effectively. The channels created are able to assist the medications by helping them get past the skin barrier and reach your acne’s source.

Who Is the Treatment Good For?

The treatment is suitable for any adult. It is very safe and will work on all skin types and with all skin colors. Patients may elect to undergo this treatment if they find over the counter skin treatments are ineffective or minimally effective and would like to improve their results. It is also an appealing alternative for those who want to get maximum results without undergoing a surgical procedure. In fact, because it is so safe, individuals who have conditions that prevent them from receiving other types of skin treatments may be able to undergo Collagen Induction Therapy.

Collagen Induction Therapy as a Preventative Measure

Instead of waiting until signs of aging skin appear, younger adults are beginning to use Collagen Induction Therapy as a way of age-proofing their skin in their 30s or even 20s. It effectively slows down the aging process if you regularly go for treatments. Although this treatment will stimulate collagen production at any age, when your skin is younger, it will produce more collagen than it will in more mature adults. Early treatments also reverse the effects of sun-damage at the start before they become a much bigger problem.

Why Is Collagen Induction Therapy Better Than Surgical Procedures?

There are many reasons Collagen Induction Therapy is preferable to surgery. One of the main reasons is that it is considered a fractional treatment, meaning it only affects a fraction of the skin. Between the evenly spaced out pinprick wounds, the rest of the skin is left undisturbed, which cuts down on the amount of time it takes for the skin to heal. Besides being safer and less invasive than traditional and laser cosmetic surgeries, it also tends to be less expensive and quicker than other options.

How Effective Is Treatment?

Studies have shown Collagen Induction Therapy to be quite effective. Your skin’s appearance will not improve overnight, but you will see results within a month or two. Many patients notice a 45% to 55% improvement to their skin six to 12 weeks after undergoing treatment.

Continuing to follow up with additional maintenance treatments will give you the best possible results in the long-term. According to a study conducted in 2008, patients who underwent four treatment sessions at one-month intervals found a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after their final treatment.

How Much Downtime Is Involved With Collagen Induction Therapy?

Perhaps, the most beautiful thing about Collagen Induction Therapy is the lack of downtime. After your treatment, you can resume your daily activities without any interruptions. There are no follow up medications, and within 24-hours after treatment, you can resume your normal at-home skincare regimen without any ill effects.

What Treatments Can Be Used Safely With Microneedling?

If you are trying to combat more severe signs of aging, this treatment can safely be used alongside other therapies to amplify positive results. Some patients choose to combine a dermal filler with the treatment to address areas of more severe skin laxity. Other patients may choose to combine Collagen Induction Therapy with a neurotoxin injection if dynamic wrinkles are an issue. It can also be used safely with Botox or intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) for further wrinkle reduction and hyperpigmentation correction.

Where Can I Receive Collagen Induction Therapy?

Thanks to its rise in popularity in recent years, more and more facilities are beginning to offer this skin treatment. If you are considering Collagen Induction Therapy, you can inquire at your local cosmetic surgical center and see if they offer the service. Many dermatologists also provide this service. If you have a dermatologist you go to, you can discuss it with them and see if it’s a good option for you. You can also check spas in your area, but be sure they have a licensed practitioner on staff.

Questions To Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

Although Collagen Induction Therapy is a safe treatment, you should still exercise caution when finding a place to receive treatment. Make sure to tell your doctor if you have any health issues, which may affect your candidacy for treatment. Here are some pertinent questions to ask when considering a treatment facility.

  • Is your facility up to date with licensing?
  • What methods do you use to sterilize your equipment?
  • Do you numb your patients before treatment?
  • Do you use masks or growth-factor serum?
  • Are aftercare products given to patients after the procedure to use at home?

 

About Novo Med Spa In Frisco, TX

If you live in the Frisco, Texas area, Novo Med Spa is your go-to medical facility for Collagen Induction Therapy and other skincare treatments. We are a full-service medical skincare practice that’s been providing excellence in care since 2018. We offer a wide variety of high-quality skincare products and services. We also use state-of-the-art technology to help you reach your skincare goals.

Novo Med Spa prides itself on professionalism and our service-driven compassionate care. Dr. Jerry Lewis is a graduate of Oklahoma University medical school and the Medical Director of Novo Med Spa. He leads our knowledgeable medical staff and is happy to answer any questions and address any concerns patients might have about their treatment options. We will be glad to discuss your skincare goals and create a treatment plan to help you reach them.

Final Takeaway

Studies have shown Collagen Induction Therapy to be a safe and effective non-surgical treatment to restore aging skin’s former structure and elasticity. Though most often used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, it has also been shown to help lessen the appearance of scars and stretch marks and correct hyperpigmentation in the skin. People are using it upon recommendation of dermatologists and other licensed medical professionals as either an alternative to cosmetic surgery or to enhance the effects of cosmetic surgery.

When considering Collagen Induction Therapy or other skin treatments, it is essential to do your research. The treatment should only be performed by a licensed practitioner using FDA approved equipment. Contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, today to learn more about microneedling and schedule a consultation.

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Does Kybella Really Work for Treating a Double Chin?

A little extra padding under the chin can give the appearance of being heavier than you actually are, and it can even age you by several years. But whether a double chin is something you’ve always had or something that’s appeared as you’ve aged, you should know that there are treatment options for eliminating excess submental fat. Kybella near me? At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we know that one of the most effective options is Kybella, a revolutionary injectable treatment.

Does Kybella Really Work for Treating a Double Chin?

Yes. Kybella was specifically designed to break down and eliminate excess unwanted fat beneath the chin. A double chin is largely made up of excess submental fat that can be difficult to get rid of with ordinary dieting and exercise. This injectable treatment effectively reduces the amount of fat under the chin to redefine your chin and jawline, tighten the tissues under your chin and on your neck, and help you look drastically younger and healthier.

The Magic of Deoxycholic Acid

The key to this treatment is deoxycholic acid, which is an acid that is found naturally in the body. Natural deoxycholic acid plays a role in breaking down fat cells to burn stored fat into energy. As a crucial part of basic metabolism, deoxycholic acid is known to be higher in people with higher metabolism or in those who are achieving weight loss.

The only downside is that natural deoxycholic acid works on random fat cells and not necessarily areas of the body where you are trying to reduce fat.

The deoxycholic acid in this injectable formula means that you can direct the fat melting qualities of this special acid to a specific location to reduce unwanted fat over time. Deoxycholic acid injected beneath the chin works like magic to decrease fat, eliminate a double chin, and even contour the lower half of the face to make the jaw more prominent.

Can This Injectable Be Used on Other Areas of the Body?

Although this treatment is largely used on the area beneath the chin, scientists and physicians in Europe are exploring novel uses for this injectable. For example, some clinics in Europe are using this treatment on excess fat around the elbow, upper arms, knees, stomach, thighs, and even the cheeks.

While the data is still being gathered about the efficacy of using this injectable on other areas of the body, the results appear to be promising. One thing is for sure though – using Kybella to eliminate a double chin is still the most effective use for this injectable treatment.

What Can You Expect From This Treatment?

The first thing you should expect from this treatment is a consultation appointment. Your consultation allows us to get to know your appearance goals and concerns, specifically any concerns you have about excess fat beneath your chin.

During your consultation, we will ask about how long you have struggled with this issue and any methods you have tried in the past, such as weight loss. We will also examine the amount of under-chin fat you have, as this treatment generally requires at least a moderate amount of unwanted fat to be successful.

Treatment Appointments

Your treatment appointments will last for about 15 to 20 minutes and will consist of a series of small injections made to the area under your chin, sometimes even near your jawline. Your injections are made in targeted locations to eliminate unwanted fat thoroughly. Your treatment will be performed with a thin needle, not unlike the needle used for a flu shot or other injectable treatment.

Although this treatment is not significantly uncomfortable, many patients like to ensure their comfort as much as possible. You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever about 1 hour before your appointment. You may also request for a topical numbing cream to be applied to your treatment area before your treatment begins to minimize discomfort.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

For most patients, a single treatment with this injectable formula is not enough to produce the desired results. In fact, most patients will require at least two to four treatment appointments to achieve their aesthetic goals. As a rule of thumb, the more submental fat you have, the more treatments you will need; for those who have mild double chins, two treatments may be enough, while those who have pronounced double chins or triple chins may need four or more treatments.

We will determine the number of treatments you require based on the composition of your double chin and by how well you are responding to the treatment. There are several weeks before each of your treatment appointments which will allow us to track your treatment progress over time to understand how many more injections you will need, if any, to produce your desired results.

Should You Prepare for Treatment?

Even though this is an injectable treatment, there are still some things you will want to do to prepare for your treatment. For example, you should stop taking blood-thinning medications at least three to five days before your appointment to minimize any bleeding, bruising, or swelling after your treatment.

You should also prepare for your treatment by drinking plenty of water, avoiding direct sunlight, and temporarily stopping the use of certain active skincare products, including Retinol. Please reschedule your appointment if you have any active skin breakouts, including acne or psoriasis, on the intended treatment area; those who have current cold sores or fever blisters may also need to reschedule.

Is There an Aftercare Period?

Yes. In fact, there are many things you should avoid doing for at least three to five days after your treatment, including rubbing, massaging, or touching the treatment area. You should also avoid direct sunlight exposure, including tanning beds, and vigorous exercise. You will also need to continue avoiding blood-thinning medications.

During your aftercare period, there are also recommended actions you can take. Using an ice pack on and off for twenty minutes may help reduce any swelling or discomfort you feel. You may also want to use a warm compress and alternate between ice and heat. Sometimes, we recommend patients use under-chin straps to provide compression and help shape the fat elimination for better contouring; we will let you know if you need to follow this aftercare directive.

How Soon Will You See Results?

It takes time for you to see the results of your treatment. Most patients do not begin to see any results until at least eight to 12 weeks after their first appointment. Because your appointments are usually scheduled about three weeks apart, it’s possible that you will not see any significant results until six months after your first treatment appointment or longer if your double chin is especially pronounced.

Are Your Results Permanent?

Yes, the results of this treatment are intended to be permanent. This injectable treatment is designed to eliminate or reduce the appearance of a double chin for a lifetime. You should anticipate long-lasting results that will last throughout your aging process; this treatment is generally not repeated throughout the lifespan.

Why Do Results Last So Long?

The key to these results lasting so long is the fact that synthetic deoxycholic acid permanently destroys fat cells beneath the chin. Fat cells are unlike other cells in the body because they can’t regenerate – once they are gone, they are gone forever. In other words, once the deoxycholic acid injection damages and destroys fat cells, there is no way for new fat cells to be created.

What Should You Do to Maintain Your Results?

However, although the results of this treatment are permanent, the results also only apply to fat cells that have been damaged by the deoxycholic injections. There may be some fat cells remaining under your chin and over time, those fat cells may grow and expand to store more fat for energy. For that reason, you should focus on maintaining your results.

One of the best things you can do to maintain your results is to manage your weight and eat a healthy diet that isn’t high in fat or sugar. You can also maintain your results by not taking medications that have weight gain as a side effect and by not overindulging in alcoholic drinks, which make it easier to store fat and sugar in the body.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

In addition to producing long-lasting results, there are a few other benefits of this injectable treatment. For example, this treatment can eliminate double chins that are caused by all kinds of factors, including weight gain, pregnancy, and medication side-effects. Other benefits of this treatment include:

Safe and Effective

This injectable treatment has passed rigorous safety tests and clinical trials, so you can be sure that this treatment is safe and effectively produces the results you are looking for. And because deoxycholic acid is naturally found in the body, you should not have any risk of an allergic reaction to the synthetic version used in this treatment.

Quick and Painless Results

This is a minimally invasive treatment, which means it is significantly less painful than other fat reduction treatments, including liposuction used on the neck to eliminate double chins. This treatment will not involve any incisions and will be able to produce results without any significant pain or prolonged recovery periods.

Look Younger and Healthier

One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the fact that it can help you look younger and healthier. A double chin has a way of weighing down your appearance, which can make you look much heavier than you appear. In fact, because double chin can occur even in thin or fit people, there is the common misconception that a double chin is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. By using this treatment, you can correct this misconception.

Additionally, a byproduct of looking younger and healthier is the fact that you will feel more confident about your appearance – and that may help you feel happier in the long run.

Who Are Good Candidates for Double Chin Treatment?

Candidates who are ideal for this treatment include any woman or man who has a moderate double chin that they would like to eliminate. You should not have this treatment if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have had poor reactions to injectable treatments in the past.

Look Better Than Ever With Kybella Injections

If you want to feel better about the way you look, then you may want to try a treatment that can reliably help you look younger and healthier. If you think Kybella injections are the right treatment option for your double chin, please contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your consultation today.

How Often Should You Get Dysport

As people age, they often develop frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles. These changes can make people feel older and less attractive. Fortunately, reducing your wrinkles and achieving a more youthful appearance is easy. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, Texas, we can improve your skin with Dysport. This minimally invasive treatment can smooth your wrinkles and make you look younger and fresher. Read on to learn more about how this treatment can help you enhance your skin.

How Often Should You Get Dysport?

Dysport is a very popular aesthetic treatment. People love this injectable product because it allows them to achieve long-lasting, visible results. You don’t have to go in for weekly appointments to get the benefits of this wrinkle reduction treatment. However, the results are not permanent, so you will need to receive regular touch-up treatments to maintain your fresh look.

Long-Lasting Results

Every patient is unique, and your individual results will vary. That said, people are often thrilled by how long each treatment can reduce the appearance of their wrinkles. In fact, many people’s results last for up to three to four months. As your results wear off, your face will return to its previous appearance.

Maintaining Your Look

You can maintain your rejuvenated look by receiving regular treatments. You need to wait at least ninety days between your treatment sessions.

An Individualized Process

Since everyone’s skin is unique, people’s treatment schedules will vary. Your aesthetic goals, the condition of your skin, and other factors will affect the frequency of your treatments. For instance, some people might prefer to return for touch-up sessions as soon as the effects of their initial treatments wear off. Other people might prefer to receive touch-up treatments only twice a year. During your initial consultation, we can develop an individualized treatment plan that works for you.

What Wrinkles Can This Injectable Product Improve?

You don’t have to accept your wrinkles and lines. This injectable treatment is fantastic at renewing and smoothing your skin. This treatment is especially good at improving vertical lines between your eyebrows. These lines are called frown lines or glabellar lines. This injectable product is also great at reducing the appearance of crow’s feet around your eyes.

Why Do I Have Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines?

Many people have crow’s feet, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles. Looking in the mirror and seeing these wrinkles can be a very upsetting experience. These wrinkles can make you look tired, upset, or annoyed, even when you are feeling fine. Frown lines and other wrinkles might also make you look older and less vibrant.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Frown lines and crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles. These lines are called dynamic wrinkles because they are caused by repeated movements. Everyone makes a variety of facial expressions as they go about their days. When you smile, frown, or make other expressions, your skin will move. Over time, these repetitive movements can cause you to develop wrinkles. The creases and folds in your skin will become visible when your face is at rest.

A Common Issue

Although older people are more likely to have lines and creases, many younger people also struggle with dynamic wrinkles. Since these wrinkles result from your facial expressions, people can develop them at any age. In fact, you can have dynamic wrinkles even if you eat well, exercise, and follow a good skincare routine. Fortunately, this injectable treatment is a fantastic way to soften these lines and return your skin to a smoother, more youthful appearance.

How Does This Treatment Work?

This injectable product is a neuromodulator. This category of injectable product reduces the prominence of your wrinkles by relaxing your muscles. This injectable solution contains botulinum neurotoxin. Once we inject the solution into your treatment area, it will stop your nerve signals from communicating with your muscles. This process will prevent your muscles from moving. As your muscles relax, the wrinkles in your treatment area will soften and become less visible.

What Will My Treatment Be Like?

This is an easy, quick treatment that is performed in the comfort of our office in Frisco, Texas. You don’t have to visit the hospital or go through a lengthy period of recovery to receive this wrinkle reduction treatment.

The First Meeting

You’ll have a meeting with us before you receive your injection. During this meeting, we will discuss your medical history and goals. We will also examine your skin. We will use this information to determine whether this treatment will allow you to achieve your desired results. We will also discuss the injection process so you’ll know what to expect during your treatment.

Preparing for Your Injection

We will administer the product in a private treatment room in our office in Frisco, Texas. We rarely need to use a local anesthetic or numbing cream before we give you your injections. This is because we use a fine-gauge needle to administer these injections. Most patients are at ease during this process. That said, we can discuss whether you would like us to provide numbing cream or a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment.

The Treatment Process

We will begin by cleaning your target area. Next, we will administer the injections. Then, we will apply a cold compress to the treatment area. This is a quick process that usually takes only about fifteen to thirty minutes.

Aftercare

This treatment has minimal downtime. After we finish the injections, you can return to your normal schedule. That said, we will ask you to follow some easy rules after your treatment. In particular, you should not engage in extensive exercise for at least a day after you receive your injections. You should also sleep upright for at least one night after your treatment.

How Soon Will I See Results?

People love this injectable treatment because they don’t have to wait for months to see improvements in their wrinkles. In fact, this product allows patients to achieve results more quickly than many other injectable treatments. It’s a perfect solution for someone who wants to look refreshed before a wedding, vacation, or other important event.

A Fast Process

Your skin will respond quickly after we administer your injections. Most of our patients see visible improvements in their wrinkles a few days after they receive their treatments. During your initial consultation, we can give you more details about how quickly you will see the full effect of your treatment.

Can Men Receive This Treatment?

Everyone wants to have smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Today, it’s common for men to use cosmetic treatments to reduce their crow’s feet and frown lines. This injectable product works on men and women. It’s a perfect choice for a man who is looking for an efficient way to improve his skin. In fact, many men feel stronger and more confident after they receive their injections.

Will I Still Look Like Myself After I Receive My Injections?

Some people hesitate to use injectable treatments to reduce their wrinkles because they worry that their faces will look frozen or artificial. First-time users of injectables may also be afraid that they won’t be able to smile, frown, or make other facial expressions after they receive their treatments. Fortunately, you won’t look unnatural or stiff after you receive your injections.

A Natural Improvement

At Novo Med Spa, we have an impressive deal of experience using this injectable to improve people’s skin. We will administer your injections carefully and precisely. Our skills and experience will allow us to reduce your wrinkles while maintaining your ability to look expressive and natural.

Proven Results

People who use this treatment are thrilled with their youthful-looking skin. In fact, ninety-eight percent of people in a clinical study said that their results looked natural. Further, ninety-seven percent of people said that they would receive this treatment again.

Who Can Receive This Injectable Treatment?

This is a minimally invasive treatment that can be performed in less than an hour. Since the injection process is so fast, it’s very easy to fit your appointment into your normal schedule. Even better, you don’t have to take time off from work or other activities after your treatment. These benefits make this treatment perfect for people who are looking for an effortless way to reduce their wrinkles.

People With Health Challenges

Although this treatment is comfortable and quick, it is not suitable for everyone. In particular, you should not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You also should not use this treatment if you had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product like Xeomin, Myobloc, or Botox. You should also tell us about any procedures you’ve had on your face and any medications you are taking.

Is This Product Different From Other Injectable Treatments?

There are a variety of injectable treatments that can address your wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections. These injectable treatments have different ingredients. They work in unique ways, allowing them to treat a wide variety of issues.

Botox

Botox is the most well-known injectable treatment available in the United States today. Like Dysport, Botox is a neuromodulator that reduces wrinkles by blocking the communication between your nerve signals and your muscles. That said, these two injectable products are not identical. They have different dosage requirements, and they have unique formulas.

Each treatment has strengths. For instance, Dysport is ideal for addressing crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox is great at reducing the appearance of marionette lines, bunny lines around your nose, and a variety of other wrinkles.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is another popular injectable treatment. There are a variety of Juvéderm products, including Juvéderm Voluma, Juvéderm Vollure, and Juvéderm XC. These dermal fillers do not interrupt the communication between your nerve signals and your muscles. Instead, they use hyaluronic acid to improve your look.

These fillers can increase your hyaluronic acid levels and stimulate your body to produce more collagen. This process can help reduce your wrinkles. These fillers can also add volume to your lips and cheeks.

Other Options

We offer a wide variety of other injectable products that can improve your wrinkles and skin, including Restylane, Radiesse, and Xeomin. During your initial consultation, we will explain the benefits of each of these options. We will help you choose the right product for you. Depending on the condition of your skin, we may suggest that you use multiple injectable products to achieve your desired outcome.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to say goodbye to your frown lines and crow’s feet? Dysport is a wonderful injectable treatment that can smooth your wrinkles and improve your look. You’ll love how young and attractive you feel after your treatment. To learn more about how this wonderful product can help you, contact us at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, Texas for an initial consultation.

How Long Does Radiesse Last?

Are you looking to erase facial wrinkles caused by smoking, sun damage, weight loss, or illness? Look no further than Radiesse, expertly administered by one of our aesthetic professionals at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. If you’ve heard of this treatment but aren’t sure it’s right for you, keep reading to learn everything you need to know. Let’s get started.

How Long Does Radiesse Last?

You’re almost ready to take the plunge. You’re finally fed up with looking at your sad, tired, wrinkled face in the mirror every morning. You don’t even look at your reflection in shop windows anymore. You have finally decided you want to make a change.

But let’s be honest. Who wants to spend their lunch break coming in to get poked with needles once a week? Nobody, that’s who. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we get that. That’s why we offer Radiesse. This FDA-approved treatment provides results that easily last between 12 and 18 months, and that’s without you even trying to extend the results.

Is It Possible to Make the Results Last Longer?

Absolutely! You just have to decide that’s what you want to do. You do need to be committed to making healthy lifestyle choices to accomplish this, though, because at the end of the day, if you keep your body healthy, your skin will look younger and more beautiful.

What Do I Have to Do?

The things you need to do to extend your Radiesse results are things everyone should already be doing to stay healthy. First, make sure your new best friend is your bottle of water. Carry it with you everywhere you go. Download an app on your phone to remind you to drink from it every hour. Drink at least half a gallon of water daily.

Second, make sure you are wearing at least a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. UV rays are one of the leading causes of wrinkles, spots, and other signs of aging.

What Should I Not Do?

We are so glad you asked. One of the best things you can do for your overall health, and the duration of your Radiesse results, is to stop consuming nicotine.

Throw away your can of dip. Throw out the emergency pack of cigarettes in the door of your truck. Don’t buy e-liquid from the gas station or your local vape shop. And don’t buy smoking cessation aids, like chewing gum or patches with nicotine. Nicotine destroys your existing collagen and slows your skin’s ability to produce new collagen.

How Soon Does This Filler Work?

Luckily for you, you won’t be waiting with bated breath for your dermal filler treatment to start working. The great thing about this injection is it starts to work right away.

As soon as the calcium hydroxylapatite is injected between the deep layer of your skin and your muscle, you will notice a significant smoothing of your skin. But the benefits don’t stop there. As time marches on, the filler fades slowly. But within four to six weeks of your treatment, your skin has produced enough collagen to take the place of the filler.

Is This Treatment Limited to the Face?

Absolutely not! This treatment is FDA-approved to safely and effectively treat wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss. Period. End of story. If you have recently suffered an illness and have volume loss-related wrinkles on the backs of your hands, this may be the dermal filler for you.

Is This Treatment a Good Alternative to Cheek Augmentation?

Absolutely! The obvious benefits of cheek augmentation are that it lifts and tightens sagging skin and adds volume to re-contour your cheeks. Your cheeks are one of the first parts of your face to show signs of aging, and you deserve to feel confident in your skin. But that doesn’t mean cheek augmentation is right for you.

If you’re not healthy enough for an invasive procedure, you don’t have the time or you don’t have the money, this is the perfect alternative. There is minimal preparation required, treatment is over in under an hour, there is no pain or downtime, and recovery downtime is non-existent.

How Should I Prepare for Treatment?

This varies slightly on a case-by-case basis. For example, if you are taking any pharmaceuticals or nutritional supplements that can thin your blood, you must stop that for two weeks unless explicitly directed otherwise by your primary care physician. But there are some universal guidelines for preparing for your treatment.

First, do not consume nicotine or alcohol in the 14 days leading up to your treatment. You may feel like these substances relax you, but they really stress your body to the max, blowing your blood pressure up. Second, wash your face gently with warm water before you come in for treatment. And don’t wear makeup or jewelry. You can put these on afterwards.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

If you are wearing makeup and jewelry, we will remove them. Then, we will sanitize the treatment area with a medical-grade, alcohol-based antiseptic to prevent infection. The single-use needles we use are sterile, but we don’t want any contaminants on the surface of your skin getting beneath your skin when we administer the medication.

Once your skin is nice and clean, we will carefully mark the injection points. Then, we will administer the dermal filler to the appropriate depth beneath your skin based on your facial structure and the results you are trying to achieve. After that, we will schedule your next session and talk about how you should care for your skin. That’s it!

Will Treatment Hurt?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. However, the needle used to administer the medication is so fine that it is not painful at all. Some clients are uncomfortable with feeling the needle penetrate their skin. If that sounds like you, just let us know during your initial consultation.

We are more than happy to apply ice or a topical numbing cream to the treatment site to ensure you don’t feel anything at all during your session. Just be aware that it can take around 15 minutes for the anesthetic to numb your skin. Therefore, you will want to account for this if you usually only have a 30-minute lunch break.

What Should I Do After My Session?

As stated previously, there is absolutely no downtime following this treatment and there isn’t a recovery period, either. You are free to return to work, school or whatever else is on your calendar.

However, we highly recommend that you avoid any activities that can elevate your blood pressure or expose you to excessive heat during the first 24 hours after your session. Examples include smoking, drinking alcohol, performing high-intensity exercises and relaxing in a sauna or steam room.

Is There Anything Else I Should Avoid?

If there is anything else you should avoid based on your medical history and current health status, we will let you know during your initial consultation. Unless we advise you otherwise during your first appointment, there are no other restrictions on your daily routine.

However, there are a couple of things you should make an effort to do. For example, you should drink at least half a gallon of water within 24 hours of treatment. If possible, drink a full gallon of water. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen for two weeks after treatment and reapply it as instructed on the bottle.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Filler?

The only way to know for sure if this treatment is right for you is to come in for an initial consultation. That way, we can examine the underlying structure of your face and talk about your aesthetic goals. Even if it is right for you, you may need another injectable or two to round out your look and help you get the biggest self-confidence boost possible.

Generally, the best candidate for this filler is an adult between the ages of 35 and 60 who wants to smooth moderate-to-severe folds around the mouth and nose. If you’re younger and have mild folds, lines and wrinkles, you may choose between holding off on treatment and receiving a smaller dose.

Will I Have to Take a Skin Prick Test?

One of the major disadvantages of a lot of dermal filler treatments is they use unnatural ingredients. A reputable service provider will administer a skin prick test to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. But that’s no fun, and you have to wait at least a day to see the results of your test.

This dermal filler uses only natural ingredients. And while people are diagnosed with allergies to natural chemical compounds, like lactic acid (milk protein), all the time, you don’t have to worry about any of the ingredients in this filler. Every single one of them is hypoallergenic.

What Else Can I Do to Improve My Look?

This depends entirely on your health and which skin concerns you have. One of the many great things about this injectable is it plays well with others. If you’re having trouble with pesky smoker’s lines, worry lines, frown lines or smile lines, your wrinkles are caused by hyperactive muscles.

Such lines, wrinkles and folds can only be treated with a neuromodulator, such as Xeomin, Botox or Dysport. The right neuromodulator treatment for your unique needs will depend primarily on the severity and location of the lines and wrinkles you are treating.

What Can I Expect During Neuromodulator Treatment?

These treatments are also injected with a fine-gauge needle. The dosage, number of injections, and location of injections will all depend on the aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve. For more information on what to expect, please give us a call to book an appointment.

Learn More About How to Smooth Your Face Today

You don’t have to settle for years of wear and tear showing on your face. Smooth your complexion and take back your confidence today with Radiesse. Treatment only takes around 15 minutes, but the results will easily last you 12 to 18 months. If you lead a healthy lifestyle, the results may even last you two years. It all depends on your collagen strength.

Can’t get enough about this life-changing treatment? Want to find out if it’s right for you? Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation. We will consider your health, the underlying structure of your face, and the look you’re going for to create an aesthetic treatment plan designed just for you.

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10 Advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC Lips Treatment

Thin lips often make people look far older than they actually are. Thin lips can even make people look ill. Juvederm Volbella XC may be just what you need if you’re not pleased with your thin lips. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are grateful for the opportunity to offer the safest, most effective aesthetic treatments to help our clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Read on to discover everything you need to know about the incredible advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC.

10 Advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC Lips Treatment

1. Treatment Isn’t Painful

The skin on your lips is incredibly thin. This makes it particularly susceptible to pain. With Juvederm Volbella XC, you will feel neither pain nor discomfort during your lip enhancement treatment. This is the “XC” part of the formula name, which indicates it includes lidocaine.

Lidocaine is an injectable liquid anesthetic that numbs the treatment area. This ensures your continued comfort both during and after your aesthetic treatment. If you are allergic to lidocaine, please let us know during your initial consultation so we can accommodate your individual needs.

2. The Results Are Durable

Another incredible advantage of this treatment is that the results are durable. Who wants to wait two weeks for the final results to appear, only to come back six weeks later for a touch-up? We strongly recommend this Juvederm formulation because the results of treatment last at least a year before you need to consider a touch-up treatment.

3. But They Aren’t Too Durable

One of the most significant disadvantages of invasive lip enhancement with implants is how difficult it is to reverse the effects of the procedure. With hyaluronic acid-based injections, you can reverse the effects of treatment in three to four days with a simple injection of the enzyme hyaluronidase.

During your initial consultation, we will thoroughly review your current aesthetic and aesthetic goals so we can give you as much of the dermal filler as you need, but no more. However, if you ever change your mind about the amount of volume added to your Volbella lips, we can inject you with hyaluronidase in minutes to “eat” the injected hyaluronic acid.

4. The Results Look Natural

People who undergo lip augmentation with implants can discover that they have “fish lips” after the procedure. With Juvederm injections, the volume added can be as dramatic or subtle as you want them to be. But they always look smooth and natural.

This is in part because hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound found naturally in the foundational layers of your skin. The results also look natural because the injections encourage your body to produce its own collagen: the protein responsible for smooth, natural-looking volume.

5. It Can Correct Asymmetry

We most often see clients who are looking to add volume to their lips due to aging or other volume-loss related factors. However, occasionally, we see clients who are perfectly satisfied with the volume of most of their lips. They just have one side of their upper lip that is smaller than the other side.

Another incredible advantage of this treatment is that it is perfect for correcting asymmetry. It is also perfect for making one lip more proportionate to the other one. For instance, you may be perfectly happy with the size of your lower lip. This Volbella lips treatment is the perfect treatment for you if you feel like your upper lip is disproportionately small.

6. Treatment Is Short and Sweet

What could be better than a lip enhancement treatment that doesn’t hurt and provides natural-looking results? A lip enhancement treatment that also doesn’t take up one to three hours of your time. With Juvederm lip augmentation injections, your treatment is complete in a mere half an hour. This is the case even if both of your lips are augmented.

When you are using the XC formulation, there is no need to wait for numbing to occur. If you are allergic to lidocaine, we can numb your lips with ice or a topical anesthetic cream. It can take several minutes for this numbing to occur. However, some of our clients choose to receive injections without any numbing because the needle used is so fine it doesn’t cause pain.

7. There Is No Downtime or Recovery

Another incredible advantage of Juvederm Volbella lips augmentation treatments is there is absolutely no downtime or recovery. This is in stark contrast to lip enhancement with implants. It takes several months to see the final results of treatment due to extensive swelling and fairly extensive bruising. Moreover, there are six weeks of recovery you have to undergo.

8. Preparation Is Simple

Yet another clear advantage of lip injections rather than lip implants is the simplicity of preparation. Before you undergo lip implants, you have to fast and undergo several medical exams to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. When preparing for lip injections, you just need to avoid anything that can thin your blood for 10 days.

For instance, you should avoid the consumption of alcohol, vitamin E and K supplements, fish oil, and garlic supplements. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of everything you should avoid in the 10 days leading up to your treatment.

9. You Are Probably a Good Candidate

One of the most compelling advantages of this treatment is that nearly everyone is a candidate. In general, we look for someone who is at least 18 years of age and looking to correct loss of volume or asymmetry in the lips. Potential candidates for this treatment are those who are concerned with the appearance of their lips.

There are only a few cases where this treatment may not be right for you at this time. For instance, you will need to wait to receive treatment if you have a sunburn, cold sore, or fever blister on or around the treatment site. You should also wait a couple of weeks after having a viral or bacterial infection to have this treatment.

10. It Plays Well With Other Treatments

Some treatments do not play well with others at all. You have to wait for up to two weeks to receive other treatments. This treatment, however, plays very well with others. In fact, we often pair this treatment with other injectables, such as a neuromodulator treatment, Kybella, Belotero Balance, Radiesse, or Restylane.

Complementary Treatments

Kybella

We often perform Kybella injections along with this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injection. Kybella features the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a chemical compound found naturally in your gut that usually processes dietary fat. However, when injected into the chin and neck, it processes the local white fat cells.

The result is a permanent reduction in submental fullness and localized fat cells. Submental fullness refers to the appearance of a double chin and bands of fat around the neck. It can take three to six treatment sessions to see the ideal results. This just depends on your current aesthetic and aesthetic goals. You should be able to see the results within a month after treatment.

Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is a dermal filler treatment most commonly used under the eyes of clients who have thin or pale skin. It treats under-eye circles, bags, and wrinkles. Like Juvederm injections, treatment is short and sweet. It also can be used to treat moderate-to-severe facial folds, lines, and wrinkles.

For instance, it can treat deep nasolabial folds, tear trough lines and smile lines. The needle used is so fine-gauge that you do not need any topical or local anesthetic. However, you are free to receive a numbing agent if you are uncomfortable with feeling the needle penetrate your skin. Just let us know during your initial consultation.

Radiesse

Radiesse is another injectable dermal filler similar to Juvederm in that it adds volume to a local area to smooth wrinkles, folds, and lines. The primary difference between Radiesse and Juvederm is that Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based formula. Radiesse features the active ingredient calcium hydroxyapatite. These microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel.

The results of Radiesse treatments last between one and two years depending on several factors, including your age, genetics, and skin health. This injectable is FDA-approved to re-contour the face. The treatment session usually takes between five and 15 minutes.

Neuromodulator Injectables

At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we proudly offer three neuromodulator treatments: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each neuromodulator treatment is unique. However, they all have a couple of things in common. For instance, neuromodulator treatments feature the active ingredient Botulinum toxin A.

The treatment takes between three and 15 minutes. You can see the initial results within one to three days. The final results are visible within 10 to 14 days. The final results usually last between four and six months. The treatment works by preventing muscle hyperactivity that triggers deep wrinkles and folds.

Restylane

Restylane is yet another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler FDA-approved to treat the signs of aging. It can reduce lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face, chest, and hands. It can also be used to non-invasively re-contour parts of your face, such as your chin and jaw region or cheeks.

The original Restylane formulation is FDA-approved to fill in moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Defyne is FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe smile lines and laugh lines. Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved to re-contour and non-invasively lift the cheeks. Finally, Restylane Refyne is used to treat mild-to-moderate smile and laugh lines.

Revanesse Versa

Renavesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed to augment the lips and middle face. This long-lasting dermal filler is preferred by some clients to Volbella lips treatment because the results it can provide are more dramatic. It can also be used to treat facial wrinkles, folds, and lines.

Good candidates for this treatment are concerned with the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, laugh lines, thin lips or gaunt cheeks. However, you may also be a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of tear trough lines or dark bags under the eyes. The results last six months or more.

Discover How to Let the New You Rise

You don’t have to settle for thin or asymmetrical lips. You also don’t have to settle for fine-to-moderate lines around your mouth. If you’re ready to learn how to let the new you rise, we invite you to learn more about the incredible advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC for your lips.

Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and develop a tailored treatment plan to help you address each of your unique aesthetic concerns.

Voluma: Reasons Why Voluma is the Best Hollow Cheeks Filler

Voluma: Reasons Why Voluma is the Best Hollow Cheeks Filler

Have you noticed lately that your cheeks have begun to show visible signs of aging? Perhaps the “apple” of the cheek is not as plump as it once was, or perhaps you have experienced volume loss in the skin itself, leading to a “hollow” or “sunken” look. If you are looking for ways to lift your cheeks, restore volume, or contour your cheek line, you can find them at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. We can treat all these concerns with Juvederm Voluma: an effective and long-lasting hyaluronic acid dermal filler or hollow cheeks filler.

Who Is a Candidate for Treatment?

Nearly anyone who wishes to restore cheek volume can get this treatment. According to the manufacturer, patients should wait until they are at least 21 years old to get Juvederm injections, regardless of what type it is. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also wait to get treatment until they are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding. The filler works for nearly any skin type and for any patient who is looking to fill, contour, or lift their cheeks.

What Is Juvederm Voluma?

This is just one of several varieties of the popular dermal filler Juvederm. Unlike the other kinds of Juvederm, this variation is specifically designed for use on the cheeks.

Our cheeks age differently from other parts of the face. This is because the skin in our cheeks is thicker than it is in other regions like the forehead or near the mouth. As a result, dermatologists use this special variety of Juvederm to fill the cheeks as it is thicker and designed to provide volume when delivered to a slightly deeper injection site.

What Is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a specific type of injectable dermal filler known as a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers work by increasing the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin. This re-hydrates and adds volume to the skin as a whole. When administered properly by an experienced injector, the technique can soften deep facial lines, smooth wrinkles, and restore plumpness to cheeks or lips.

How Does a Hyaluronic Acid Filler Work?

Although there are several different brands of hyaluronic acid fillers, they all work according to the same basic principle: by adding hyaluronic acid to the skin, we can increase the volume, suppleness, and youthful aesthetic to our faces.

Hyaluronic Acid Is a Natural Substance

Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that exists within our skin. It is a natural substance that everyone is born with. It has several functions throughout the body, but two of the most important features are retaining water and delivering nutrients.

Hyaluronic Acid Retains Water

Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules and binds to them, often attracting up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This means that the hyaluronic acid itself is not what provides the volume in our skin. More accurately, the hyaluronic acid keeps water present beneath the surface of our skin, and this is what causes it to retain moisture and volume.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Keep Your Skin Hydrated

When we age, we begin to lose hyaluronic acid. The sugar breaks down, and over time we produce less new hyaluronic acid to replace it. When this happens, our skin retains less water. This can lead to drier skin, thinner lips, wrinkles, facial lines and hollow cheeks.

4 Top Benefits of Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm is a popular hyaluronic acid filler because it can work in many locations. The manufacturer has developed targeted formulas for several treatment areas, including the nasolabial folds, the lips, and marionette lines. Of course, they also developed a formula that has been perfected to work on the challenging treatment area of the cheeks, providing several key advantages in the process.

It’s an Effective Treatment

The main reason this remains such a popular treatment is that it works. Patients who use this filler can rest assured that millions of other patients have used it already. Roughly 2 million patients get Juvederm injections every year in the United States, and with over a decade of satisfied customers, you know you are getting a brand that has stood the test of time.

When it comes to the cheek-filling technique, this has been in use for roughly seven years. Specific injection techniques can be used to sharpen the cheek line or to add volume to the mid-face region.

It’s FDA-Approved

All versions of Juvederm are FDA-approved and have gone through rigorous clinical testing ever since the first version was cleared in 2006. When we talk about Voluma specifically, it was originally approved in 2013 for use in treating age-related volume loss in the cheek area.

It’s Versatile

Because it can be used in multiple cheek areas, we can fine-tune a treatment plan to reflect your personal aesthetic goals. Some patients may wish to fill their cheeks to get rid of a hollow or sunken look. Others may wish to give their cheek line a higher contour. Still others may want to add youthful volume by rounding out the apple of the cheek. The diverse applications of this filler make it a multi-faceted tool for crafting your ideal look.

It’s Long-Lasting

When the first varieties of Juvederm came out, they were often listed as lasting between 6 months to a year. Most of the current versions of Juvederm last from one year to 18 months, depending on the specific treatment area. The cheek-filling variety, however, is the longest-lasting of all Juvederm treatments. Patients often continue to see positive results for two years after their injection session. That means fewer follow-up sessions and longer, more consistent results.

How Long Does a Session Take?

Juvederm treatments are very quick, often lasting just 15-30 minutes. Every variety of Juvederm contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to reduce discomfort and encourage a quick recovery. The entire process is designed for maximum comfort and convenience.

What Is the Recovery Period Like?

The treatment session is a quick “in and out” appointment. After your session, you can go back to your daily routine, although there are a few recommendations for the first few days. We may advise patients to avoid alcohol for 24 hours before and after treatment as well as strenuous exercise.

We also ask patients to avoid blood-thinning medicines (such as aspirin). This helps us control the injection process. We recommend avoiding extreme temperatures or direct sunlight. Finally, patients are advised to avoid massaging or touching their faces after treatment so that the filler has time to settle properly.

How Soon Will I See a Change?

Results from Juvederm usually appear within a day or even hours. However, it will take a little time for the filler to “set.” As the hyaluronic acid binds to the water in your skin, it will gradually achieve its long-term shape over the course of two weeks.

What Are the Other Types of Juvederm?

There are other varieties of Juvederm that work on areas besides the cheeks. Juvederm Volbella, for instance, treats the lips. It usually lasts for a year and can soften lip lines or subtly increase the lip volume. If you really want to add a lot of volume to the lips, you can use Juvederm Ultra XC, which generally increases the volume at a faster rate.

Juvederm XC or Vollure are excellent choices for treating facial lines like nasolabial folds, or marionette lines around the mouth. Finally, for very deep lines that require an extra-thick filler, Juvederm Ultra Plus can deliver increased treatment for severe nasolabial folds and similar issues.

Can I Get Multiple Types of Juvederm Simultaneously?

Patients often combine their treatments in order to make the process simpler. The number of injections and type of injections will depend on the exact goals you have, and our medical staff may do both treatments in one session, or recommend separating them.

In addition to combining Juvederm treatments, many patients elect to get Botox in one region and Juvederm in another. It is not uncommon for patients to use Botox on their forehead or frown lines while using Juvederm for their cheeks or lower face.

Why Should I Choose a Hyaluronic Acid Filler Instead of Botox?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are a unique classification of injectable treatment. They are different from neurotoxins like Botox, and they are also different from collagen treatments that focus on triggering the long-term regrowth of collagen. Hyaluronic acid fillers typically last for 1-2 years and have a specific set of advantages.

Neurotoxins May Not Treat the Same Concerns

Botox and other related neurotoxins like Dysport and Xeomin work by blocking the signals from the nerves to the facial muscles. They often work quickly, but they are best used in areas with lines that are caused by contracting muscles. Forehead lines and worry lines are excellent treatment areas for these injectables, but neurotoxins are not as effective when the goal is to add volume to the cheeks.

Collagen Treatments May Not Work Quickly

Hyaluronic acid fillers can also sometimes be more efficient than collagen growth. When it comes to restoring volume, some collagen treatments are very effective. Collagen production is a very natural process, and it can increase the quality of the skin as well as provide volume. However, one challenge of several collagen treatments is that while some results can be seen right away, the ideal results usually come after new collagen has been produced, which can take weeks or even months.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers May Work Faster

Hyaluronic acid fillers will usually reach their “ideal” stage in about two weeks. This is faster than it typically takes to regrow collagen. Juvederm also works in areas like the cheeks, where Botox and other neurotoxins are less effective. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to add cheek volume quickly and effectively.

Fortunately, you don’t have to become an expert in all the different types of treatments in order to get your best results. When you visit Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we will work with you to get an understanding of your personal goals and help develop the best treatment plan for you. It all begins with a personal aesthetic consultation.

What to Expect at Your Aesthetic Consultation

Your personal consultation is a relaxed, one-on-one meeting with our medical staff. If we haven’t had you as a guest before, we’ll take some time to get to know you, and we’ll make sure to get a good idea of your aesthetic goals and expectations for treatment. We will also carefully go over your medical history, to ensure that you have the safest possible care. Although Juvederm is a very low-risk treatment, we want to make absolutely certain that it is the right treatment for you.

Getting Started

Want to know more about what is the best hollow cheeks filler? You can, at last, reclaim that youthful glow and vibrant aura in your cheeks, taking years off your appearance with the natural and long-lasting Juvederm Voluma treatment. Contact Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX and book your consultation today!

how does cellfina work

How Does Cellfina Work?

Cellulite is still a medical conundrum and why it plagues mostly women. Over 85% of adult women struggle with the appearance of cellulite on their buttocks, stomach or thighs. This dimply, bumpy skin texture is a frustrating factor for even fit, thin women. The occurrence of cellulite is often considered a genetic issue for women and no amount of diet or exercise can change its appearance. The big question is how can women get rid of it? FDA approved in 2014, Cellfina is a new cosmetic procedure that is helping change the appearance of dimpled skin, and NOVO Med Spa in Frisco, TX offers this cellulite smoothing treatment and see how does Cellfina works for you.

 

The trained and dedicated professionals at NOVO Med Spa in Frisco, TX offer this innovative new way to fight the signs of cellulite. NOVO Med Spa is excited to be one of the few locations in the greater Dallas area who offer this amazing, minimally invasive procedure. Their mission at NOVO Med Spa is to give patients excellent care with the latest cosmetic skin care options. Here is some helpful information on this new way to treat cellulite and how NOVO Med Spa can help you.

 

How Does Cellfina Work?

 

Cellulite is lumpy skin that looks “dimpled” and normally appears on the hips, butt, and thigh area. While more common for women to have an issue with cellulite, it can also be an issue for some men. The medical cause for cellulite is still a mystery but some medical professionals feel it can be caused by genetics, the natural process of aging when the skin breaks down, or individuals who struggle with thin skin texture. The driving factor behind cellulite is due to the connective bands that are woven throughout the fat in those common areas. When those connective bands pull down the skin, it creates a pocket or “puckering” effect at the skin’s surface. Cellfina treatments target the structural issue of those tight, fibrous bands that cause cellulite by releasing them so smooth skin is the result.

 

The Target Audience for Cellfina

 

Cellulite is mainly an issue for women, but some men can suffer from it as well. Cellulite issues can be seen in females as early as their 20s and for most women gets progressively worse with age. Cellfina can provide great results for both women and men in the Frisco and greater Dallas area with help from the professionally trained staff at NOVO Med Spa. The ideal candidate is healthy, at their ideal body weight (within 10 lbs.), and has good skin tone. The common areas to treat are the legs, stomach, and buttocks. Individuals who have diabetes, varicose veins, loose skin, or are taking blood thinners are not ideal candidates. Women who are pregnant are also not able to have Cellfina treatments.

 

Cellfina–the procedure

 

This minimally invasive procedure that usually takes less than an hour to perform, targets the primary cause of cellulite to give patients lasting results. Before your procedure, NOVO Med Spa’s board-certified medical physician Dr. Jerry Lewis will mark each of the target areas that are to be treated with Cellfina. A local anesthetic will be injected to allow patients to be comfortable during their treatment. While utilizing suction to stabilize the area and keep it tight, Dr. Lewis will insert a microblade beneath the skin using the Cellfina device. Dr. Lewis will then disconnect those fibrous, connective bands causing the appearance of cellulite leaving patients with a smoother surface.

 

Positive feedback on Cellfina

 

Cellfina treatments target the structural component of the skin and fat associated with cellulite. This safe, minimally invasive procedure tackles the root problem of cellulite which are the connective bands under the skin that connect fatty tissue. Cellfina works by providing a real improvement to the skin’s surface and ideal patients see significant results.

 

Minimally invasive with minimal side effects

 

Cellfina works not only by giving the ideal patient a dramatic results but it is a simple, straightforward procedure. With a local anesthetic injected into the target area, there is only minor discomfort during the procedure. After the treatment, over-the-counter pain medication can relieve any discomfort and the procedure causes only slight bruising and soreness. It is advised to wear a compression garment for the first week. Cellfina leaves no scarring and it appears once the fibrous bands are released, they don’t to grow back.

 

Cellfina is not the first cosmetic treatment on the market to eliminate the appearance of cellulite but it does appear to be one of the most effective. In the past, most cellulite treatments were massage-based but were not very efficient or long-lasting. Since Cellfina treats the actual structural issue of cellulite beneath the skin, the results seem more efficient and are giving patients in the Frisco and greater Dallas area permanent results.

 

If you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of cellulite in certain areas then we invite you to contact NOVO Med Spa in Frisco, TX to learn more about how does Cellfina work. Cellfina is a cellulite-eliminating treatment that works and can give you lasting results. With just one treatment, you will notice the difference, but you can repeat the treatment as needed. Get visibly smoother, cellulite-free skin by calling NOVO Med Spa in Frisco, TX to set up your Cellfina consultation appointment.

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WHY IT IS BENEFICIAL TO COMBINE PRP INTO YOUR MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT

WHY IT IS BENEFICIAL TO COMBINE PRP INTO YOUR MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT

It can be disappointing to look in the mirror and see fine lines, wrinkles, and blotchy areas of sun-damaged skin staring back at you. As we age, the body’s production of collagen begins to decline, making these and other skin blemishes all the more noticeable. Microneedling effectively reignites collagen production to restore a healthy, rejuvenated appearance. It can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for enhanced results that are truly remarkable. Among the most popular treatments offered at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, the benefits of this dynamic treatment are numerous.

Microneedling explained

 

Also known as collagen induction therapy, this highly sought-after cosmetic treatment is a favorite among some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities looking to minimize the most common signs of aging. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, the FDA-approved SkinPen device uses fine-gauge needles to create minute holes in the lower level of the skin, called the dermis, sending the body into repair mode. The body’s most abundant protein, collagen, is produced in the dermis. It gives structure to the skin and helps to keep it firm and flexible. It also can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Other skin rejuvenation treatments fail to impact the dermis and therefore may be less effective than microneedling, which also is used to treat acne scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.

 

Breaking down PRP

 

All-natural platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is lauded for its healing qualities. It is featured in an ever-growing number of cosmetic and medical treatments, from hair restoration to muscle and joint repair. Plasma, the liquid portion of blood, helps to circulate platelets throughout the body. These cells, which are responsible for causing the blood to clot, feature proteins called growth factors that promote the production of collagen and elastin, as well as cell growth and tissue repair. At Novo Med Spa’s Frisco, TX office, a sample of blood taken from a patient is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. The concentrated platelets can then be used to enhance the results of microneedling treatments and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Because PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood, men and women should feel safe and confident knowing that the body cannot reject the treatment.

 

How the combination of microneedling and PRP work

 

Why are microneedling treatments with PRP so effective? The injections create small channels that travel to the dermis and induce the formation of new collagen. When directed into these channels, PRP makes its way to the dermis where its growth factors jumpstart tissue repair. Once there, it further enhances collagen production to help skin regain smoothness, firmness, elasticity and a youthful glow.

 

The superior staff at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX works to ensure that patients feel relaxed in one of our comfortable treatment rooms before their microneedling treatment. Following the application of a topical numbing cream, the skin is cleaned before the handheld SkinPen device is moved across the face. The tiny pricks that are created spur collagen and elastin production. After the microinjection process, PRP is gently massaged into the skin, allowing it to penetrate the dermis layer and assist with restoration and healing efforts. To protect the skin, as well as to reduce any redness or irritation that may result from the treatment, a moisturizing balm is applied.

 

Microneedling procedures may be combined with other customizable skin care treatments including BOTOX and dermal fillers, which are well known as powerful wrinkle fighters. Meanwhile, intense pulsed light (IPL) photo facials also are effective for erasing the effects of sun damage and may further enhance the excellent results experienced with microneedling treatments.

 

Are you a candidate?

 

Men and women in Frisco, TX who are in good health and are ready to battle mild-to-moderate signs of aging may be good candidates for microneedling with PRP. However, patients who scar easily, have skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea, experience difficulty with wound healing, or who have undergone skin radiation within the past year may not be well suited for treatment. The skin care experts at Novo Med Spa will evaluate your medical history and, if necessary, recommend alternative treatments.

 

What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP?

 

Besides helping to make the skin look younger and more refreshed, there are many benefits associated with the microneedling treatments that are performed at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. This innovative procedure works to:

 

Create a more even skin tone
Decrease the appearance of large pores and acne scars
Improve skin firmness and texture
Minimize the appearance of broken capillaries and spider veins
Lighten sunspots
Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
Lend the skin a radiant glow

 

Highly customizable and safe for every type of skin, microneedling may be an alternative for patients with darker skin that may not be suited for other types of skin rejuvenation treatments, such as those that feature lasers.

 

Get ready to see results

 

At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, most microneedling treatments with PRP can be completed in about an hour. Patients can resume their regular activities the following day. The skin will be sensitive to sunlight following the procedure. Direct sun exposure must be avoided as this may slow the healing process, and sunscreen should be worn.

 

Many patients notice immediate improvements in the appearance of their skin, which should continue in the days and weeks that follow. The results of your microneedling with PRP dallas treatment may be visible for up to six months. In most cases, patients require 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart to achieve their desired aesthetic results.

 

Are you ready to put your best face forward? Schedule an appointment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to learn how microneedling frisco with PRP can give you the healthy, more youthful-looking skin that you desire.