New Year New You!


By Michael Steppie, MD

Sparkling jewelry, a comfy sweater or a designer purse may have been on your holiday wish list. But what do you truly want for 2017? How about a smoother, tighter, more youthful complexion?

There are a couple of ways you can give yourself the gift of beautiful skin.

Xeomin®: Life in general can be stressful. Unfortunately, much of that stress can ultimately manifest as wrinkles and fine lines that prematurely age and mar your youthful look. Xeomin® is a prescription medication that utilizes Botulinum toxin type A to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles. It is a highly effective solution for glabellar frown lines – those two vertical lines that form between your eyebrows after years of frowning, squinting and stressing that make you look older and angrier than you truly are. Xeomin®, just like Botox®, works by relaxing the nerve endings in your muscles, thereby preventing certain muscle fibers from contracting. Reduced muscle contraction leads to a visible smoothing of the lines and furrows that have formed in your skin over time, virtually erasing years from your look.

Juvederm®: Each day, exposure to the sun’s damaging rays as well as a myriad of environmental pollutants subject your skin to a barrage of unhealthy and unflattering effects. Topping the potential troubles is the gradual loss of hyaluronic acid, the naturally occurring fluid in connective tissue that helps keep your skin smooth and taut. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated and the elastin and collagen fibers lose their integrity, leaving you with dry, thin, loose and wrinkled skin. A top solution is Juvederm®, a biodegradable gel that replaces hyaluronic acid, infuses collagen and elastin with new moisture and restores volume, all in less than an hour and requiring no downtime.

So give yourself what you really want this year: a youthful, healthy and vibrant look. Our team of dermatology providers can help you decide which treatment will best help you start 2017 beautifully.

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