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

Three Benefits of Dysport for Men

Too many people consider Dysport to be only for women, but there are several benefits of Dysport for men, as well. Like women, men are also concerned about aging and their appearance. The most common areas for men to treat with Dysport are forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Dysport uses the same neurotoxin found in Botox to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Here are three benefits of Dysport for men.

Subtle Improvements

Dysport allows for subtle improvements to your appearance without feminizing your look. Other products such as Botox and Xeomin are more likely to produce dramatic and sometimes feminine results, yet Dysport makes only subtle changes that improve your appearance without really making a dramatic change. People will notice that you look younger, but they might not be able to pinpoint why. Read More

Lose Your Double Chin Without Surgery

A double chin can make you appear older and overweight. Even young and thin people can suffer from a double chin thanks to genetics. You no longer have to suffer with a double chin, disliking your appearance. There is a treatment available that eliminates a double chin without surgery. Learn more about this treatment and how it can help.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable that dissolves excess fat under and in the chin. The active ingredient of Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is the same natural compound that the body produces and uses to break down fat cells. Because this is a compound that is naturally produced by the body, it is generally deemed completely safe and has few if any side effects. Read More

3 Reasons to Transform Yourself with Eye Rejuvenation

Aging often takes a toll on your appearance, but one of the most troubling areas that many men and women deal with is the area around the eyes. Sagging or drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, and bags under the eyes can all make you appear much older or more tired than you really are. There are a number of treatments that can rejuvenate your eyes, including neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport, dermal fillers like Belotero, or facial treatments like chemical peels and facials. Here are three great reasons to talk to your doctor about eye rejuvenation.

Take Years Off Your Appearance

Your eyes set the tone for your entire face. Even if your face is fairly wrinkle free, if you have bags under your eyes or severe crow’s feet it can really add a lot of years to your appearance. Correcting these problems will help you look your age, or even younger. Read More

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.