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Dermal fillers turn back the hands of...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/16/2017 - 12:18 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian,Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
Do you look older than you feel? Many patients after the age of 45 begin to notice their faces seem to be “drooping” and creases such as their nasolabial folds (the corners of the nostrils to the corners of the lips) and marionette lines (straight down from the mouth corners) look deeper. Injectable fillers are an ideal solution for these concerns. 
 
As we age, we lose volume in our cheeks, lips, chin, jaw line, tear troughs and hands. Fillers can be used as volumizers, replacing this lost volume and giving the face and hands a more natural, youthful appearance. 
 
Certain fillers actually bu ...

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Renew: Improve skin tone and texture

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/02/2017 - 12:40 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
Many women and men are seeing the long-term effects that sun damage has caused and are now looking for treatment options. The ultraviolet radiation we got in our teens and twenties broke down collagen and elastin in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Without that supportive connective tissue, the skin has lost strength and flexibility, and it has thinned over time resulting in vertical creases, deep wrinkles and a loose or sagging appearance.
 
Plastic surgery simply cuts off the excess skin, but what remains is still thin skin with reduced collagen and elastin.
 
Younger-looking, smoother, tighter skin wit ...

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Revitalize your face for the holidays

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/13/2016 - 12:20 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
If your cheeks have become flat, your skin looks dull, your pores are enlarged and you have fine lines developing, you might be ready to revitalize your look in time for the holidays.
 
At about age 45, we lose the volume in the lower of the two fat pads that form the apples of our cheeks. This flattens the cheeks and deepens the nasolabial folds (corners of the nostrils to the corners of the lips). Fillers are used to replace the volume we lose in the cheeks and to fill in permanent creases, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines (straight down from the mouth corners).
 
Laser Genesis is my go-to laser trea ...

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Precision neck lift

by mimivanderhaven.com on 09/20/2016 - 10:52 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin, which causes thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Our necks are often the fist area to show these signs of aging. In this digital age of “selfies” and social media, we often see photos of ourselves that others have taken, in which double chins and the dreaded “turkey waddle” can make us look older than we feel.
 
Plastic surgery takes skin that is already thin, stretches it thinner and cuts off the extra. A more holistic approach is to thicken the skin by building collagen and elastin, and to restore a more youthful neck and jaw contour with o ...

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Non-surgical solutions: Smooth your g...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 09/01/2016 - 01:32 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
I often get asked about the differences between Botox and Xeomin versus dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse.
 
Botox and Xeomin are injected into specific facial muscles that cause the overlying skin to develop frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal worry lines in the forehead. They temporarily stop or decrease the movement of the injected muscles, thus softening or sometimes even eliminating the wrinkles. 
 
Dermal fillers are used to fill in creases, smooth out contours or replace lost volume. They are used to soften permanent creases, such as nasolabial folds (corners of the nostrils to th ...

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Treatment for hyperhidrosis

by mimivanderhaven.com on 08/22/2016 - 11:31 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive and unpredictable sweating without the normal heat triggers. It usually involves the hands, feet and armpits.
 
Patients with underarm hyperhidrosis typically begin treatment with prescription antiperspirants. When these fail, traditional treatment options include prescription medications such as Robinal (which can have side effects like dry mouth, insomnia and blurred vision); large-dose injections of Botox (which is both uncomfortable and expensive); Iontophoresis (a device that passes electricity through the skin) and surgical cervical sympathectomy as a las ...

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Non-surgical solutions: Lift away the...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 07/01/2016 - 11:38 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin and begin to notice a thinning and sagging. By our mid to late 40s, jowls appear and wrinkles start to form on the neck.
 
If we gain weight, fat accumulates there. We also lose volume in the lower fat pads that make the apples of the cheeks. This flattens the cheeks and deepens the nasolabial folds (corners of the nostrils to the corners of the lips). 
 
Restoring a more youthful face and neck contour can be done in two office visits, without stitches.
 
The PrecisionTX laser lower face and neck lift melts and removes unwanted fat in the neck, t ...

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Laser lift banishes turkey neck

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/18/2016 - 01:32 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, which results in thinning, sagging skin. We tend to see this around our necks, especially right under the chin.
 
In addition, many of us accumulate weight in our necks, developing double chins and losing the defined jawline that characterizes a youthful profile. 
 
Timeless Laser & Skin Care offers a minimally-invasive procedure, Precision Tx Laser Lift, to redefine the jawline and neck without a surgical facelift. This FDA-approved treatment tightens the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin formation, and can also remove excess fat in the neck.  
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Using retinoids in the winter

by mimivanderhaven.com on 03/24/2016 - 02:03 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
Winter’s dry skin often highlights creases and fine lines, so it is important that your daily skin care regimen include anti-aging and hydrating products.
 
Retinoids increase collagen, stimulate new blood vessels in the skin, and help even out pigmentation. Because of these proven benefits against sun damage and aging, retinoids should be a regular part of your skin care regime—an important inclusion for most men and women over 35 years of age.
 
Retinoids often have a drying effect on our skin, however, the medical-grade retinoids we use at Timeless Laser and Skin Care actually hydrate your skin and ...

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How to prevent wrinkles around your m...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 03/04/2016 - 09:13 am
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Dr. Stefanie ChristianTimeless Laser & Skin CareSmoking cigarettes, drinking through a straw, chewing gum and even laughing will cause wrinkles around your mouth over time. Wrinkles form as repetitive motion breaks down collagen and elastin, which usually is more pronounced in women.Why are women more prone than men to get wrinkles around the mouth? There are a few reasons:
• Women have fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands around the upper lip, meaning there is less oil to keep the skin soft and supple.• Women (particularly postmenopausal women) have fewer blood vessels in the upper lip area, so there is less blood flow to the area.• The muscles around the mouth are cl ...

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