Facial Enhancements


 

Facial Enhancements

We offer our cosmetic services to men as well as women. All of our procedures are either performed in office or in a state of the art outpatient surgical center with a team of health care professionals specifically trained in cosmetic procedures to ensure that the best results will be achieved and all of your needs will be met.


BOTOX

Botox is a botulinum toxin, a product which blocks nerve transmission to skeletal muscle and thus produces a temporary paralysis to the designated muscle. Dr. Kent has studied with the experts and has done her own instructional video on Botox and fillers. She not only does the routine areas, the forehead and glabellar areas, but numerous other unusual sites to really contour and reduce wrinkles and folds of the entire face. To date this product has been found to be extremely safe and is even being used for a variety of illnesses including migraine headaches, depression, neurological diseases, bladder problems, excessive sweating and others. The most common usage is for facial muscles, which are creating unsightly lines which make a person appear older or unhappy. The product works by preventing the person from making those lines, thereby giving the person a more youthful appearance, less angry or less sad. With aging, the muscles tend to sag. Some believe the repair of the underlying collagen takes place while the muscle is deactivated thereby allowing less formation of the lines over time. Many consider this procedure a part of the "lunchtime facelift." Patients are generally thrilled with the results achieved with this product. Dr. Kent performs the procedure in her office and has corrected smiles, repaired drooping lips and other areas.



RESTYLANE

Restylane was one of the first non-animal based cosmetic dermal fillers to be used in the United States. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the human body. Dr. Kent is highly skilled in injections of fillers. She strongly prefers a natural look, as opposed to looking overdone. One of the advantages of Restylane, is that the patient does not need to be skin tested prior to use. Restylane has found many uses, in various areas of the body but is especially effective on the face. Wrinkles around the nose (nasolabial fold) and mouth (peri-oral) are particularly responsive to Restylane fillers, but Restylane can be used to improve defects in other areas. The lines between the eyebrows, and depressions under the eyes also respond to Restylane. One of the great uses of Restylane, and also the most recommended treatment requested by my patients, is the enhancement of the lips and lip outline. Facial aesthetics are greatly improved by adding body to the lip line, in a natural way and also by adding body to the cheek area, which decreases nasolabial folds and enhances your youthful appearance. Our patients generally come back for more Restylane every 4 to 6 months.



RADIESSE

Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin. The results are immediate and unlike the other fillers, it lasts a year or more. The tiny calcium-based microspheres form a "scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, these microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Dr. Kent's patients request this filler to correct their smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Dr. Kent performs this procedure by injecting the skin through a simple, safe and convenient procedure. Radiesse treatments have little to no downtime, with most of the patients returning to normal activities soon after a treatment.


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