Everything You Need to Know About Revanesse Versa

Revanesse Versa is the newest dermal filler approved by the FDA, and it is now available at Ultimate Image. There are a lot of dermal fillers on the market, but none compare to Revanesse Versa. This dermal filler has some unique properties that make it highly effective for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Learn what you need to know about this powerful dermal filler.

Why It’s Unique

Like many dermal fillers, Revanesse Versa uses hyaluronic acid particles in a suspension to add volume to the face. Unlike other dermal fillers, Versa uses wet milling technology and uniquely spherical and uniform hyaluronic acid particles. The combination of these in the proprietary formula creates results that are more uniform and natural than other dermal fillers. Read More

Increase Your Confidence This Bikini Season with a Sculptra Butt Lift

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. It is never too early to start thinking about your bikini body. Some women focus on a slender stomach and firm breasts when looking at bikinis, but one of the prominent features shown by a bikini is the butt. A Sculptra butt lift is a noninvasive, low downtime option for boosting your confidence in your bikini body this summer.

How It Works

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler that has been FDA approved for some time for use in the face. The dermal filler is unique in that it not only adds volume, but it also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is what supports the firmness and suppleness of your skin and connective tissues. Ultimate Image uses this unique dermal filler to add volume and suppleness to your butt through a noninvasive procedure.

Scupltra doesn’t work quickly. You will need two to three treatments of Sculptra spaced out every three weeks to get the results you desire for your butt lift. A skilled and experienced aesthetician can determine the right number of treatments based on your goals and condition. Read More

Fillers Are the Instant Fountain of Youth

It can be very frustrating to look in the mirror and see the signs of aging. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines between the brows, loss of volume in the cheeks, and a drooping of the mouth can all affect your overall appearance. You may reach a point where you don’t recognize yourself. Although you don’t like the effects of aging, you may be wary of plastic surgery. Fillers are a great way to address these issues in a noninvasive and almost immediate way.

What Fillers Can Do

Dermal fillers can do a number of things for your face. There are quite a few different fillers available, each with its own unique goals and functions. Most dermal fillers work by replacing volume loss or smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. You can use dermal fillers to address signs of aging in the brow line and along the eyes, laugh lines, cheek volume loss, volume loss in the lips, and wrinkles around the mouth. Read More

Botox, Dysport and Xeomin: Their Similarities and Differences

If you are struggling with wrinkles between the brows or crow’s feet, you may be considering an injectable to eliminate those fine lines. Once upon a time, Botox was one of the only solutions for these wrinkles. Today there are three primary options for these lines: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. All three will give you similar results, but they are different in some ways.

Active Ingredient

All three of these injectables have the same active ingredient. These injections use a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, which relaxes the muscles in the face. This relaxation of the muscles allows for folds in the skin (wrinkles) to be smoothed out.

Botox and Dysport have additional active ingredients such as proteins that will help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles for a longer period of time. These additional ingredients help to slough old skin and smooth out the skin as new cells grow. This allows your results from Botox and Dysport to last longer. Read More

Which Fillers are Best for Wrinkles?

There are many dermal fillers available on the market today. Knowing which one to choose can be very difficult. The fact of the matter is, there are different fillers for different types of lines and wrinkles. Which dermal filler is best for your wrinkles depends on your personal problem areas and the corrections you would like to make to your appearance.

Best Filler for Overall Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Belotero is the best dermal filler for the fine lines and wrinkles that come from laughing, frowning, and puckering the lips. Wrinkles around the nose, jaw line, lips, and chin greatly benefit from this dermal filler. It makes use of hyaluronic acid, which is much lighter than other fillers. The acid expands the depressions in the skin that form lines and wrinkles. It also hydrates your skin, giving you a more supple and youthful look.

Best Filler for Wrinkles Around the Mouth

If you have a lot of wrinkles around your mouth from puckering, Restylane Silk is a great option. This dermal filler can be injected into your lips to make them fuller, and it can be contoured to give your lips a natural shape. The filler will also help eliminate the fine lines that can occur around the mouth and lips. Restylane Silk is the only FDA approved dermal filler specifically formulated for this purpose.

Best Filler for Smile Lines

Marionette wrinkles and smile lines are often the most common type of wrinkles that women want to eliminate. When you want to get rid of these wrinkles, Juvederm XC is a great choice. This dermal filler was specifically designed to eliminate these types of lines around the nose and mouth. Juvederm XC contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available on the market, which makes it perfect for those deeper, stubborn laugh lines.

If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, dermal fillers could be the right solution for you. Contact our Tampa Bay office today for more information and to schedule your consultation.

Vitamins B6 and B12: Important Aids in Weight Loss

Beauty often begins from within. Nutrition plays an important role in your appearance. When it comes to weight loss, nutrition becomes vital. As you cut calories to lose weight, you may be depriving yourself of important nutrients. Two of the most important vitamins you need for weight loss success are vitamins B6 and B12.

What Vitamin B6 Does for Your Body

Vitamin B6 is an important nutrient for weight loss, energy, and blood sugar maintenance. The vitamin assists the body in breaking down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This helps your body convert food into energy more easily. Vitamin B6 also boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories and fat faster and more efficiently.

This B-Vitamin helps you lose weight in two other very important ways. First, Vitamin B6 acts as a mild diuretic, which flushes through the kidneys and helps you lose water weight. Secondly, the vitamin helps the body convert glycogen into glucose more efficiently, giving you more energy without the need to eat more carbs. In this way, it is somewhat of an appetite suppressant.

What Vitamin B12 Does for Your Body

Vitamin B12 is also very important for weight loss. This vitamin also helps to give your metabolism an extra boost so you can convert calories to energy more efficiently. It also gives you more energy by aiding in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 helps you burn unwanted fat and calories by metabolizing carbohydrates at a higher rate.

Frequent Use of B-Vitamins Could Help

While everyone’s body is different, many people have great results with B6 and B12 supplementation. It is a good idea to get these supplements in large but regulated doses once or twice monthly, depending on your health and circumstances. Our experienced doctors are able to assist you in developing a nutritional supplement plan that will help you in your weight loss goals. Contact us today for nutritional supplements in Tampa Bay.

Lip Augmentation: It’s For Men, Too!

Lip augmentation, the process of injecting the lips to boost their shape and volume, has surged as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for women – but we can’t forget about men!

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more men than ever before are seeking out procedures to achieve plumper, more attractive lips. In a selfie culture that emphasizes aesthetic appearance, it’s no wonder that men want to look their best as well.

What Is Lip Augmentation For Men?

Men can receive lip augmentation, also known as lip fillers, the same way that women do. The most popular lip treatments are hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers

Skin cells actually produce hyaluronic acid naturally, and it’s this hyaluronic acid that keeps your skin hydrated. However, just like the aging process slows collagen production to a crawl, it also affects hyaluronic acid production. Lip fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid because just one single gram of HA can hold up to 33 ounces of water! As soon as hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips, it creates soft, sexy, pillowy volume. Read More

Restoring Lost Volume: Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk

As the years fly by, are you starting to notice that your face doesn’t look quite as full and healthy as it did when you were 20 or 30? Or perhaps your lips look thinner and flatter? It’s not just your imagination! The volume in your face and lips does decrease over time due to loss of collagen, cellular damage, and other effects.

If you want to fight this unwanted volume loss and restore that healthy 20-something plumpness to your face, look no further than a Restylane Lyft or Silk. These safe and popular dermal fillers deliver natural-looking results that last up to 18 months!

How Does Restylane Work?
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the body to maintain the skin’s healthy volume and keep it hydrated, but unfortunately the body’s stores of hyaluronic acid decrease with age. Restylane is specially formulated with hyaluronic acid to replace what the skin has lost in order to lift and smooth the skin. Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk both utilize hyaluronic acid to restore lost volume where you need it most. Read More

Four Reasons Botox Is a Time-Tested Favorite

Botox has been used to fight wrinkles for years, and it still reigns as one of the top non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This simple treatment manages to minimize unwanted wrinkles and create skin that looks years younger. Let’s take a look at the four top reasons that men and women alike can’t get enough of Botox.

No Anesthesia Needed

Botox is not a high maintenance treatment by any means. The needles used are small and thin, and are only injected into the areas of your face where you want to relax muscles. For most people this means around the eyes, lips, and forehead. The injections are minor enough that you can handle it without anesthesia.

No Inconvenient Downtime

Since Botox is non-surgical and minimally-invasive, there’s no real downtime to contend with. There’s no need for your mother-in-law to stay over for two days to cook your dinners and wash your clothes, and you don’t need to take any time off work. Any slight bruising that occurs around the injection site doesn’t last long, and you can apply makeup right away! Read More

Pamper The Man In Your Life This Holiday Season

Having trouble thinking of a unique and useful gift for your husband, father, or brother this holiday season? Why not pamper him? Forget the standard tie or coffee table book. Cosmetic procedures for men are actually booming right now.

More and more male patients are approaching cosmetic medical spas looking for solutions to their aesthetic problems. Give your favorite man the gift that keeps on giving with one of the following procedures.

CoolSculpting

This non-invasive procedure only takes about an hour, is the equivalent of one intense workout, and in that time freezes and naturally eliminates unwanted fat from the body. It’s essentially controlled cell death that only impacts troublesome fat cells, so it’s the perfect treatment to deal with the trouble spots that exercise can’t address. Though CoolSculpting isn’t for general weight loss, it’s an excellent way for already in-shape men to contour those stubborn pockets of fat. Read More