At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta we want all of our patients to look as young as they feel. For patients looking for anti-aging treatments, our wrinkle reducing procedures including cosmetic injectables, Ultherapy® and laser skin resurfacing provide very effective results.
Cosmetic injections such as Botox® and Dysport® can help address crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2011 Botulinum Toxin Type A injections were the most popular cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure performed in the U.S. Botox® and Dysport® work to relax wrinkle-causing muscles in the face. These injectables require no downtime and results usually last between three and six months.
For patients looking for full facial rejuvenation may consider Ultherapy® skin tightening. Ulthera® is an FDA approved noninvasive technology that uses ultrasound energy to target and lift tissue on the face and neck. Similar to cosmetic injectables, Ultherapy® patients enjoy the benefits of a quick recovery time and lower risks of side effects compared to more invasive surgical procedures. In addition the results are more long lasting than Botox® treatments.
With the advancement of laser technology, Fraxel® and DOT laser skin therapy are also effective treatments to lessen the effects of aging and wrinkles. The DOT laser selectively targets collagen-containing layers of skin by making tiny microscopic points in the specific area(s) of concern. The Fraxel laser is similar to the DOT laser and emits tiny, deep columns of laser light into the skin without affecting surrounding tissue. These treatments stimulate new, healthy tissue to replace damaged cells producing tighter, younger looking skin. The two treatments are quite different and DOT produces more down time but can present effective results depending on your skin and your problem.
If you are interested in learning more about our anti-aging treatments or other services please call our office to set up a consultation. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest dermatology news and information.