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Your Skin After 40

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Could it really be as simple as three steps to a younger face at 40? Our very own Dr. Julius Few recently revealed to WCIU TheU the real results a few strategic, non-surgical treatments can deliver to improve the overall appearance of the face.

Clearer Skin

Often what happens, especially for women in their 40s, is that skin turnover is slower. And because the skin gets drier in the winter months, it clogs pores, Dr. Few explains. For that, he advises using a chemical peel as he did for Cindy (pictured). “Chemical peels,” he says, “are a great way to reset the skin.”

What Wrinkles?

In your 40s another simple way to rejuvenate your appearance is by relaxing fine lines and wrinkles. For Cindy, that meant botulinum toxin. Whether it’s Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, a few strategic injections and in just a few days, the improvements are noticeable.

Tired of Looking Tired

Skin and wrinkles under control, his evaluation of Cindy, Dr. Few also determined that placing a filler in her undereye hollows (tear troughs) would make a big improvement. Dr. Few places Restylane under the eyes with a catheter. He says that most patients barely feel it.

Overall, Dr. Few performed three nonsurgical treatments all in the same day that provided immediate results, with results improving over the next couple of weeks.

Cindy’s reaction? “I feel like I look awake now, she told the camera.”

We think her before and afters say everything, and bring a whole new meaning to “40 is the new 20.” Yes, a few quick nonsurgical treatments can make a huge difference in rejuvenating your appearance.

Are you ready to find out how to put your best face forward this spring? Call today for your consultation! 312.202.0882

Shaving to Prevent Wrinkles?

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Yes, you read that right. However in reality it’s not as far out there as it may seem (really!). Try to put aside those mental images of the bearded woman shaving in her bathroom at home. As it turns out, lots of women are doing it with a professional skin treatment called dermaplaning and for a more common facial concern all women share as we get older—dull skin.

Most of us know that the fix for dull skin is exfoliation. What you might not know is that shaving—dermaplaning—is a great alternative to more common professional exfoliating treatments, including microdermabrasion (SilkPeel) and chemical peels.

 

This safe and simple skin treatment exfoliates the epidermis to treat rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles. It also rids the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz), which can cause a buildup of dirt and oil in the follicles. The result is clear, smooth, glowing skin. This treatment is safe for pregnant or nursing women who desire stronger exfoliation without the risk of chemical peeling agents.

Aging Skin Fix

As we age, the natural skin cell turnover process slows down, usually in your 30s. As dead skin cells collect on the surface of the skin, they muddle the complexion, making it look dull. Even worse, skin cells collect in fine lines, making wrinkles appear deeper and heavier than they actually are. Exfoliating treatments, such as dermaplaning, remove the dead skin cell build up to reveal healthy, glowing, more youthful looking skin instantly!

Shave to Exfoliate

During dermaplaning treatment, your aesthetician or aesthetic nurse uses a sharp, surgical blade to scrape away dead, dull skin. (She can even show it to you if you want to see it!) In the process, peach fuzz is also removed for perfectly smooth skin.

Dermaplaning is a quick lunch-time treatment that will leave you with a stunning skin result. You can expect the skin to be a little red, but with no irritation.

Ready for your spring skin cleanup?

Call to schedule your appointment with our skin care professionals today! 312.202.0882

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Taking a Closer Look — Restylane Silk

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Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and hello to beautiful, full lips with the latest filler FDA-approved specifically to treat this area—Restylane Silk!

FDA Approved

Restylane Silk is the first dermal filler product designed and approved to treat perioral lines (the ones around the mouth we sometimes call “smoker’s” lines or pucker lines).

Soft & Smooth

There’s a good reason they named this hyaluronic acid filler Restylane Silk. It’s made of smaller particles for a soft, smooth, supple result.

Sensitivity, Comfort

There’s no question that lips are extremely sensitive. Not only do the smaller particles allow for the use of tiny needle, but Restylane Silk includes lidocaine to ensure your comfort during treatment.

Is Restylane Silk Right for You?

There’s only one way to find out… Call to schedule your consultation with our skin professionals today! 312.202.0882

 

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Show Your Skin Some Love

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It’s that time of year—cold and windy outside; hot and dry inside. A potentially deadly combination for your skin. If you find your skin is in need of a little TLC this winter, it’s time to show it some love with these 3 steps—a sure system to youthful and beautiful despite the weather!

Step 1. Clean Up, Clear Out

The secret to skin that glows…? Exfoliation! No matter how many great products you use, if you don’t remove those old, dead skin cells, your skin will look dull and unhealthy. A sure solution? A series of professional microdermabrasion treatments or peels. A Clarisonic and/or at-home exfoliation product will keep you glowing between treatments!

Call to book your exfoliating skin treatment with as at our Skin Clinic. If you don’t already have one, we carry Clarisonic in the office, too!

Step 2. Hydration Help

Did you know that hydration plays a big role in how your skin looks? Don’t let it dry out! Add a hydrating serum to your daily skin care routine and be sure to follow it up with a rich moisturizer to lock in moisture.

We recommend HP Gel and Moisture Complete—the perfect 1-2 punch for beautiful skin during the coldest months! Pick yours up in the office or from www.DrFewBeauty.com!

Step 3. The Finer Details

Once you’ve got the glow back and your skin is nicely hydrated, it’s time to evaluate the finer details, including the lines, wrinkles or other signs of aging that trouble you. We can help you to devise a plan to add the finishing touches to your facial rejuvenation efforts.

We believe everyone deserves to feel good when they look in the mirror! Call to schedule your consultation with our skin professionals today! 312.202.0882

 

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New Year Skin Solutions

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Looking for a way to refresh your face in 2015? Whether it’s fullness, overall skin quality or targeted fine lines and wrinkles, we’ve got your New Year Skin Solution:

Voluma

As we age, the face tends to flatten out and sag in the cheek areas. This can range from subtle to dramatic, depending on the effects of age, genetics and photodamage. As long as you don’t have folds of skin hanging down, there’s Voluma—an injectable hyaluronic acid filler formulated and FDA-approved specifically for injection into the mid-face, or cheeks.

Not sure what we’re talking about? Do this: Compare a picture of your face now to one from your teenaged years. Has the size or shape of your cheeks changed? That’s the midface correction we’re referring to. Voluma can restore that beautiful, youthful apple to your cheek!

Cutera Laser Genesis

No matter how well you attend to your facial structure, untreated aging skin will always look like aging skin. That’s where the Cutera Laser Genesis comes in. This laser techology stimulates collagen production, softens lines and reduces pore size. Optimal results come with more than one treatment, and no downtime is required.

Wrinkle Reducers

It’s the details that always make the difference, and on the face that means softening the wrinkles between the eyebrows, relaxing the Crow’s feet and maybe even creating a little lift to the eyebrows. This is where Botox, Dysport or Xeomin comes in. Which one’s best for you? That’s best left to a conversation that takes place between you and Dr. Few or one of our Aesthetic Nurses.

Ready? Request your consult today to see if one of these treatment options is right for you! 312.202.0882

 

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