Signs of Aging in Your Eyes and Treatments that Help

The face is often the first place where signs of aging start to pop up, and the eyes are very susceptible to changes related to the aging process. Some of the most common signs of aging in the eye area include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are often the first signs of aging that people notice on their faces. These wrinkles can be due to several factors, including skin changes and repetitive expressions. Read More

What is the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvederm, and Sculptra?

A variety of options are now available to help both men and women reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume, and improve facial texture. Four of the most popular options are Botox®, Dysport®, the JUVÉDERM® Collection of fillers, and Sculptra®.

Botox®

Botox® is an injectable medication based on botulinum toxin. Botox® is injected into the muscles of the face to block neuron signals that cause the facial muscles to contract, causing temporary paralysis of those muscles which also smooths the wrinkles in the treatment area. Botox® is a tried-and-true procedure that has helped millions of people reduce the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles all over their face, along with preventing migraines, reducing excessive sweating, and correcting chronic muscle spasms. Read More

Body and Facial Treatments to Try Before Summer

Winter is fading away, the temperature is warming up, and it’s time to think about getting your beach body (and face) ready! Here at Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Tampa, we offer a full array of face and body treatments to complement and enhance your look, just in time for beach season!

EndyMed Body Contouring

EndyMed Body Contouring and Tightening uses radiofrequency technology to reduce wrinkles, tighten cellulite, reduce skin laxity, and contour all over the body. EndyMed can be used on the face and body, making it a convenient double-duty treatment. EndyMed works by introducing deep heat energy deep under the skin, shrinking the collagen, and stimulating new collagen generation. This provides an immediate and sustained tightening effect. Read More

Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles With Radiesse®

No one wants wrinkles or fine lines on the face and hands, but these were the accepted truths of aging… until now.

Say hello to Radiesse® dermal fillers and say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles on the lower face and hands!

What Makes Radiesse® Different?

Radiesse® is the only FDA-approved CaHA dermal filler for the lower face, jawline, and hands.  CaHA stands for calcium hydroxylapatite, and this substance is what makes Radiesse® stand out from its competition. CaHA in Radiesse®’s gel matrix provides immediate contouring of the facial profile, while also stimulating collagen and elastin production to provide long-lasting results. Read More

Kiss Thin Lips Goodbye With Restylane® Silk

Everyone wants plump, kissable lips that are ready for their close-up. However, some people are genetically predisposed to have thin lips, and our lips naturally lose volume with time. To compound this issue, the skin on and around the lips (which is already quite thin and sensitive) continues to thin as we get older. This can leave you with a deflated, wrinkled, and saggy mouth area. Read More

How Botox® Helps Hyperhidrosis

If you or anyone that you know suffers from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, you know just how inconvenient, embarrassing, and costly the condition can be. Constantly replacing clothing, searching for more powerful antiperspirants, and worrying about other people noticing are enough to break anyone’s spirit. For years, hyperhidrosis sufferers had very few treatment options… but now, Botox® has come into the picture and is bringing with it some much needed hope! Read More

Can Microneedling Reverse the Signs of Aging?

If you’re dealing with signs of aging on your face, such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation, or texture issues, then you’ve probably been on the lookout for any treatment or procedure that promises to give you back the skin of your youth.

There are a lot of claims out there about topical products that will reverse the signs of aging, but most of them are just blowing smoke. The truth is that unless you’re using medical-grade skincare products, you will see minimal effects on the signs of aging that are already present on your skin. This is because store-bought skincare products don’t penetrate deep enough to cause the actual structural change that is needed to repair existing damage. Read More

Why You Should Consider Using Medical Grade Skin Care Products

If you’ve purchased a truck load of cosmetic skin care products with lackluster results, you’re not alone. Every year, billions of dollars are spent in the U.S. alone on over-the-counter skin care products, also known as drugstore products. These products are inexpensive and made to suit multiple skin needs and types, catering to a very broad audience.

However, for people with more specific skin care needs, drugstore products can be less than effective. That’s because skin care products labeled as cosmetic are not allowed to actually make structural or biological changes in the skin, so their results are often just on the surface. For results that penetrate down into the deep layers of the skin and bring about real change, you’ll need medical grade products instead. Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts Before & After Filler Treatments

If you’re having a dermal filler injected for the first time, you may be a little apprehensive or confused about what you need to do before and after the procedure. By educating yourself about the filler you will be receiving and the best practices when receiving dermal fillers, you can minimize adverse effects and start enjoying the aesthetic benefits of the filler sooner. Follow this guide to know exactly what to do and what not to do so that you’re well prepared on the day of your visit: Read More