‘Tis the Season for Skin Treatments

Holidays have you busy and bustling? If you’re like us, you’re probably making sure everything in your house is perfectly placed and divinely decorated. You’re putting a lot of time and energy into cleaning, cooking, and preparing to host friends and family this season. Dr. Peterson understands how busy the holidays can be, but recommends that patients make a little time for themselves to make sure they look great while making memories this holiday season. Make sure you look great in all those pictures with a boost from Botox or dermal fillers!

Botox, or botulinum toxin a, is an injection therapy that is used to improve the look of wrinkles around the mouth and eyes that are created by frown and smile lines. Botox works by paralyzing facial muscles to prevent them from the action that causes wrinkling or lines to occur. Don’t worry – paralysis is temporary, with results lasting from six to nine months. Botox is an excellent choice for patients who want to freshen their face, but do not want the downtime of a surgical procedure, like a face lift. Botox can be administered in about fifteen minutes, which makes it great for busy schedules. Some patients may experience bruising or redness after the procedure, but these effects can be minimized with just a few self-care steps.

Juvederm is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, to plump up the skin. Juvederm is injected under the skin and can improve the contours of the face and give a more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin maintain its collagen levels, and attracts water to keep the skin hydrated and bright. Like Botox, the procedure takes just a few minutes in the office and can last up to two years. Dr. Peterson offers two types of Juvederm, Ultra, and Voluma, which target specific areas of the face.

Other filler offerings by Dr. Peterson include Radiesse, a water-based gel filler that is ideal for improving the appearance of deep facial wrinkles and folds and can be used to re-sculpt the cheeks. Radiesse results last approximately one year. Restalyne is also available from Dr. Peterson. Restalyne gives your face a boost this season by improving the look of medium depth wrinkles. It also plumps your lips – just in time for the hanging of mistletoe! Give Dr. Peterson a call today at 785-234-9000 to schedule your holiday appointment!