Even people who take great care of their skin sometimes want a little help to enhance their look. At Reliant, our Division of Dermatology offers a number of ways to improve the look of your skin, including Botox, Juvederm and chemical peels. What treatment works best for you depends on your individual needs.
This injected purified protein helps relax the muscles that cause fine lines, wrinkles and folds. It is ideal for the “expression lines” in the face that develop as we age. For this reason, it is often used on the forehead and between the eyebrows and in the area by the eyes where crow’s feet develop. It can also be used to improve skin texture, soften dimpling and other uses, including for wrinkles that appear during movement.
Made of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is a smooth gel filler that is designed to fill in the grooves and lines in your skin rather than relaxing them. It helps eliminate wrinkles and creates a smoother appearance for the skin. Juvederm is more suitable for the wrinkles that are present when your face is at rest.
Both Botox and Juvederm work quickly and the results should be noticeable within a couple of days after treatment. To maintain the results, additional treatments are needed. Botox results typically last three to six months but treatment times can be extended the more it is used. Juvederm treatment lasts from about nine months to 18 months depending on the concentration used.
Over time, exposure to the sun and elements can cause damage to our skin. Chemical peels can help remove the damaged outer layers of skin and promote skin cell growth, improving the overall look and texture. Many people utilize chemical peels for everything from large pores to pigmentation problems. Chemical peels can be performed on the face and other areas of the body including the neck, chest and back.
At Reliant, cosmetic services are offered at our Neponset St., Worcester Dermatology office by Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld and Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz. Call (508) 595-2655 today to schedule an appointment with these two expert cosmetic dermatology providers and start looking you best!