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Archive | January, 2017

Why Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

dermal fillersWhen it comes to taking care of your skin and your body, it’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in it and how it works. As two of the most popular fillers that Dr. Daniel Tresley offers, both Juvederm and Restylane have one common thread: hyaluronic acid. So, what is hyaluronic acid and how does it work? Read on to learn more.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

The thing that patients like to hear most about hyaluronic acid is that it is a substance that is found naturally in your body— meaning that when you get these types of fillers, you aren’t adding anything foreign to your body. Found primarily in your skin tissues, the fluid around your eyes, and in some of your joints and cartilage, hyaluronic acid works to fill in the skin and make it appear smoother. As a substance that isn’t derived from animal sources, patients can rest assured that no animals were being harmed in the creation of your filler.

How Does It Work?

No matter how good your genes are, your skin will start to lose elasticity and volume as you age— leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles across your face and forehead. However, hyaluronic acid works to support facial tissues and structures by adding more volume and elasticity to them. Additionally, it also brings water to the surface of the skin which helps to keep your skin constantly hydrated.

Why Hyaluronic Acid?

As mentioned above, because hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in your body, it makes it safe. Not only is hyaluronic acid natural, but it is also effective— giving patients real results that in some instances can last up to a year.

Dr. Daniel Tresley offers patients the best in the business, and that’s why he likes to use hyaluronic based fillers. If you would like to learn more about these fillers or some of our other treatments, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

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Refresh and Rejuvenate: Chemical Vs. Laser Peels

Laser PeelPeels are an easy and quick way to restore and rejuvenate your skin and are popular amongst both men and women. As the two main types of peels, both chemical and laser peels offer patients optimal results in a minimal amount of time. However, before you decide on a peel, it’s important to know how they work, what they are used for, how long results last, and how long treatments take. Read on to learn more.

How Do They Work?

The concept behind both chemical and laser peels is the same; you are trying to get rid of the top few layers of skin to improve texture and appearance. A chemical peel, however, uses a chemical like alpha hydroxy acid to target the top few layers of skin. Whereas a laser peel heats up the skin which causes it to slough off and produce more collagen.

What Are They Used For?

As previously stated, both types of peels are used to improve your skin’s overall texture and appearance. However, chemical peels are specifically used to treat sun damage, acne, and wrinkles. Laser peels, on the other hand, are used to treat scars, blemishes, and wrinkles.

How Long Do Results Last?

As long as you practice good skin care and avoid the sun, your results from both chemical and laser peels can last for a few years. To get the best results, Dr. Daniel Tresley encourages patients to get a peel done at least every few months depending on your skin type and concerns.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

The great thing about both of these peels is that they only require an outpatient facility and can be done in under an hour. In fact, Dr. Daniel Tresley can perform a laser peel in around 30 minutes on average. And a chemical peel can usually be done in just 10 minutes.

Both chemical and laser peels are great ways at promoting clearer, healthier skin. If you would like to learn more about these treatments or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

 

 

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