While many people think of the Spring of Youth Medical Group as a leading varicose vein center or a place to find a good spider vein doctor, Dr. Hazem Barmada’s team in Ocean Springs, Mississippi offers more than vein disease treatment to his patients. Dr. Barmada also offers cutting-edge aesthetic treatments for the skin that will improve vitality and radiance with long-term results. Professional treatments include Botox and cosmetic fillers, which can reduce wrinkles and give your face a rejuvenated look. They also have the advantage of completely eliminating the need for plastic surgery. However, many of our skin care patients have questions about cosmetic fillers and how they actually do their job.
What are cosmetic fillers?
You’ve probably heard of Botox, but fewer of our patients have heard about cosmetic fillers. Cosmetic fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are popular treatments for the facial creases and folds that often appear as we age, or that may be the result of scarring. Over time, these lines and wrinkles appear due to gravity and a loss of elasticity in the skin, as well as to repetitive use of facial muscles. Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive, yet effective way to provide volume and tightening to these areas, resulting in a significant skin rejuvenation effect that is immediately visible.
How are dermal fillers used?
There are several different types of dermal fillers available, and our specialists will work with you to determine the best cosmetic treatment for you. Each filler type has its own advantages; for example some are better for forehead lines while others are better for the naso-labial folds. Dermal fillers are injected just under the surface of the skin and have immediate results.
All of our treatments are performed on an outpatient basis with no need to go to a hospital. At our leading skin care facility we use anesthetic cream to make the experience as comfortable as possible. The experienced staff members at our Ocean Springs, MS center are caring people who will ensure you leave our center feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. After the treatment, you may experience some swelling or redness, but these symptoms are temporary. The results of your skin care treatment will last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on which product you choose and how deep your wrinkles are. Re-treatment is simple and effective. You’ll enjoy a more youthful look that’s natural, with soft facial contours and a healthy appearance. If fat from your waist-line is used as a filler, this would be permanent and would be expected to last indefinitely. Fat transfer is a simple and straight-forward procedure. All fillers and Botox can be combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP, Vampire Facelift), or stem cell treatment (from fat) for a more outstanding result.
What if I have more questions?
Just give us a call! There are additional cosmetic techniques available for skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. We would be delighted to answer all your questions and provide individualized recommendations for your skin. Call Spring of Youth Medical Group today at 228.875.0885 to schedule an appointment. Our goal is to help your skin to regain its natural vitality and radiance, and help you to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem.