Filler Overload

What does it look like? Overtime, filling the same area over and over again, eventually distorts your natural appearance (your look) and facial features become exaggerated and disproportionate. I have heard others refer to this look as lioness, caricature like, and/or trout pout.

Each day looking in the mirror we get fixated on the small imperfections and changes in our face. Eventually, we lose perception of what our base line facial features originally were. Clients are requesting more and more filler and most often indicate right where they want to be injected, but the question is, do they need it? Perhaps it’s the mindset, “If a little is good, more must be better?” These individuals are often times focused on that one wrinkle or those pesky nasal labial folds, fuller cheeks and/or voluptuous lips.

Why does this happen? Maybe it is the lack of understanding of the different fillers or volumizing products vs. product selection. What is the injector’s experience? Not having a good understanding of the aging process and how it relates to volume loss in the face, can lead to incorrect placement or being under /over corrected.

How to avoid? Regardless of the cause, there are so many factors to consider: A thorough assessment and educating the client on where product should be and shouldn’t be placed and why.

The ability to recognize “over correction!” It’s important to consider the rate at which the filler(s) or volumizing product is metabolizing from previous treatments, how products are being layered and the frequency in which they are being injected. Lastly, developing trust in an honest, experienced injection specialist who offers attention to detail and a conservative approach providing natural looking results is key.

Benefits of Medical Grade Skin Peels

Skin peels rejuvenate the skin by exfoliating the top layer of damaged skin which looks dull and uneven. The peel reveals a more fresh and youthful look. It also works to reduce the appearance of mild to moderate imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. Peels are also a great way to kick start or reboot the effectiveness of your skin care products by providing a “fresh canvas” to work with.

Expect predictable results after just one peel – compelling results after 3 to 6 peels.

It is good to know that peels often times require about 2 – 5 days of peeling which may be a factor in the time you schedule your appointment.

Call the Skin Speaks Medical Spa MD and take advantage of our highly experienced and well educated estheticians, to determine which peel is best for your skin and your concerns (952-435-6565).

Is it more than just dry skin?

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis (“sun-induced growth”) are very common pre-cancerous growths that are occasionally overlooked as they can be mistaken as areas of persistently dry skin. In some cases, the shard-like scale can be picked off to reveal temporarily smooth skin. However, the pre-cancerous cells underneath remain present and within a few days or weeks, the scale returns.

Treatment is necessary as generally 1 in 10 of these scaly spots will become a skin cancer if not treated. Treatments range from freezing (cryosurgery) to the use of pre-cancer destroying creams and light treatments. As with many skin problems, daily use of sunscreen is the key to reduce the number of future growths or to prevent them in the first place.

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