We’ve all spent more time than usual looking at our own reflection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether on Zoom for professional meetings, virtual happy hour with friends, FaceTime with grandma or overanalyzing the unevenness of our eyebrows in the mirror out of boredom — it’s safe to say both men and women are more aware of how they look than ever before.
For the first time, we’re seeing ourselves as we have conversations – our facial expressions and movements – and I don’t know about you, but I’m not thrilled with my “Zoom face”. Why do I look so tired? And, where did those wrinkles come from when I talk that make me look so angry?! Facial movement can really highlight your flaws!
We’ve all noticed little things we want to improve: skin texture, wrinkles, droop, looseness in our face and neck. In fact, one of the most common things our patients say to us is, “I want to look better online.” I’m thrilled to tell you – there’s products and non-surgical services to help! We should all feel and look our best, so here’s a run down of some little procedures that can make a big difference!
If facial lines are making you look tired, unapproachable, angy or just not as confident as you would like to feel, Botox is a great option for you! It is FDA approved to reduce lines and wrinkles caused by years of squinting, smiling, frowning and making other facial expressions. There’s no down time and results last 3-6 months.
Botox is injected by a trained professional into the muscles that are causing the wrinkles to form and temporarily reduces muscle activity. The procedure takes only 10-15 minutes and is highly effective with minimal to zero pain!
Juvederm Family of Fillers:
Juvederm Voluma XC for Cheeks
Over time, we lose volume in our cheeks, sometimes even causing the skin surrounding the area to sag. Most commonly this loss of volume causes a flattening of the face or significant folds in the nasolabial area. Juvederm Voluma XC can be used to add volume to the cheeks to give your face a fresh, youthful appearance.
Not only does Juvederm Voluma XC add volume beneath the skin’s surface, it also lifts and contours the area. Many patients say it’s minimally painful, especially with the special lidocaine gel we apply prior to the service. Juvederm provides natural-looking and long-lasting results that last up to 2 years.
Juvederm Vollure XC for wrinkles around noses and mouth
This treatment is more focused on moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in the facial tissue, primarily around the nose and mouth (commonly known as the facial “parenthesis”). Juvederm Vollure XC temporarily corrects the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance. The treatment lasts up to 18 months.
Juvederm Volbella XC for lips
It’s all about the lips for this treatment. Juvederm Volbella XC is used to augment the lips and also for the correction of the perioral lines, or “lipstick lines.” Results are immediate and last 1 year.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for lips
Juvederm Ultra Plus is for lip volume. If you have thin lips, or you’ve experienced less volume in your lips over time, this is the perfect fit for you!
Kybella for neck fat
Have you noticed a stubborn “double chin” that just won’t go away – even with diet and exercise? Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable (non-surgical) treatment that destroys fat cells in the area under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella is performed in-office and takes around 15-20 minutes. A series of injections under the chin essentially destroys fat cells. Once they are gone, those cells can no longer store fat. Some people need more than one treatment, but once aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.
CoolSculpting for neck contouring
Freeze your fat! CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin – particularly in your neck. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Microneedling for smoother, firmer skin
Microneedling treats several facial issues including pore size, elasticity, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and melasma, and more. It restores skin for a smoother complexion overall. The process causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, and production of new collagen.
The Mystique Medical staff are trained professionals who have received extensive training and on-going education for all services listed. Virtual meetings and get-togethers aren’t going away any time soon, so take control of your appearance and let us help you look refreshed and revived! For a personal consultation, contact us or call 559-447-LASER (5273).