Combining Juvederm Ultra and Botox for Optimum Results

Palm Harbor Medical Spa

Dermal fillers and Botox have been the gold standard for adding volume and reducing wrinkles for over a   decade, but have you considered using the two together? Combining Juvederm Ultra and Botox in one treatment session can give you some excellent results that you can’t achieve with one or the other alone.

What Juvederm Ultra Does 

Juvederm Ultra is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is appropriate for use in the cheeks, mouth, and lips. The dermal filler smooths out fine lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds (laugh or frown lines) and the lips and mouth. While the dermal filler plumps the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in these areas, it does not prevent the lines and wrinkles from coming back but does help build collagen.  Results may vary but typically lasts for about a year.   Read More

Why Facials Aren’t Just for Women

You probably know women who get routine facials as a pampering afternoon for themselves, but facials have a lot of benefits other than just being a relaxing escape. Facials can greatly benefit everyone — men, women, and teens. There are a lot of reasons that you should be getting a regular facial to protect your skin.

Decrease Breakouts

Later in life, men have a much harder time with acne breakouts than women. Middle-aged men have as many acne problems as teenagers, in some cases. This is due to the changes in hormones as you age. Getting regular facials will help keep your skin clean, exfoliated, and oil free. And your pores will be unclogged, so that breakouts are decreased or stopped altogether. There are specific facial treatments for oily or acne prone skin, and these are the treatments you should consider if you have this issue. Read More

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport: Choosing the Right Neurotoxin Injection

When you are just starting to see the signs of aging, it can be confusing looking at all of the available anti-aging treatments. One of the go-to treatments for those just starting to see lines and wrinkles are neurotoxin injections such as Botox. While Botox is well known in the cosmetic world, its two competitors are not as well known. Here are the differences between them and how to choose the right one for you.

What They Are

All three of these injectables—Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin—have the same active ingredient. All three of these injectables use a neurotoxin to completely relax the muscles in the targeted area. The relaxation of the muscles lasts some time, which gives the skin a chance to recover while the folding of the skin is not occurring. Read More

Silhouette InstaLift Vs. Face Lift: Benefits and Advantages

Largo Radiesse

Do you have sagging skin on your face or deep facial folds and lines? If so, you may have considered a face lift. Luckily, there is new technology available that can give you the results of a face lift without the surgical procedure. Here’s what you need to know about Silhouette InstaLift, a nonsurgical alternative to a face lift.

How It Works

Silhouette InstaLift will give you an immediate lifting of the tissue of the mid-face for an instant contouring of the face. Biodegradable sutures are used to lift and reposition the sagging skin to give you a more contoured look. The entire process takes less than an hour, and you will have immediate results that continue to improve over the next several months. Read More

Five Restylane Fillers and When to Use Them

The Restylane line of dermal fillers offers multiple formulations to suit a variety of needs. All of the Restylane fillers feature hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body. Hyaluronic acid provides moisture and elasticity to the skin for a youthful, radiant glow.

At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater, Florida, we offer a full range of Restylane cosmetic treatments. Here, we’ll cover the difference between five Restylane fillers so that you can find the best option for you. 

Restylane

Restylane is the original hyaluronic acid dermal filler in this line. It’s designed to add volume and fullness to the skin to minimize the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Additionally, Restylane is an FDA-approved treatment for lip enhancement. Read More

Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin: Which Is Right for You?

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all belong to a type of cosmetic injections called neurotoxins. These medications work to minimize signs of skin aging by preventing facial muscle contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles.

These three injectable medications are all available at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center. While they’re all similar, each one provides unique benefits. Learn more about how to choose between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin below.

Botox

Botox is a popular cosmetic injection designed to offset the appearance of severe facial lines. It involves a series of minimally-invasive injections into the treatment area. Read More

Fraxel Laser for Under Eye Treatment

Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes are all normal signs of aging, but modern cosmetic treatments are making it simpler than ever to reverse skin aging in the under eye area. In particular, the Fraxel laser can be used as a non-invasive treatment to smooth and brighten the skin under your eyes. Learn more about the Fraxel laser, an under eye treatment available at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, below.

What Is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a cosmetic treatment that involves a high-accuracy laser wand to treat signs of skin aging. Due to the high precision of the Fraxel laser for small areas of skin, it’s an effective treatment option for the delicate under eye area. Read More

Three Steps to Choosing the Right Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment for a wide variety of skin concerns, but with a large range of different fillers available today it can be tricky to find the perfect one for you. Here, we’ll cover the first three steps to take in choosing the right dermal filler for you. 

Step 1: Decide what skin concern(s) you want to address.

Generally speaking, dermal fillers smooth, plump, and lift the skin, making it appear more youthful, but different dermal fillers are appropriate for different areas of the face and body. You should select a dermal filler based on the specific area that you want treated.  Read More

Kybella: How It Works and What to Expect

woman focusing on her neckKybella is a prescription injection designed to eliminate stored fat beneath the chin. As the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to eliminate fat cells under the chin, Kybella is a valuable and unique cosmetic treatment.

We’re happy to offer Kybella at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater, Florida. Here, we’ll reveal how Kybella works to eradicate submental fat for a defined, youthful appearance. 

How Does Kybella Work?

Synthetic deoxycholic acid, a molecule that’s naturally found in the human body, is the active ingredient in Kybella injections. This molecule helps the body break down and absorb dietary fat. Read More

Three Benefits of a Nonsurgical Butt Lift With Sculptra

Surgical butt lifts were once the standard cosmetic treatment for people seeking a plump, sculpted backside. Now, with the Sculptra injectable filler, you can get a natural-looking butt lift without undergoing surgery. At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater, Florida, we’re excited to offer this innovative cosmetic treatment to our patients. 

What Is a Nonsurgical Butt Lift?

A nonsurgical butt lift is a non-invasive procedure involving a dermal filler called Sculptra. Sculptra consists of poly-l-lactic acid, or PLLA. PLLA works by triggering the body’s process of producing collagen. When extra collagen is produced at the injection site, the butt appears more youthful and voluminous.  Read More