We are excited to be one of the first practices to offer new injectable fillers Restylane® Refyne and Defyne!
Facial volume loss, wrinkles and sagging skin are very common signs of aging. These signs of aging can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, sun damage, repetitive facial expression, and the natural aging process. Sadly every day we are losing collagen and elastin.
Injectable filler is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments that increases facial volume, lifts the face, and decreases the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Injectable filler is not only popular but a quick and simple outpatient procedure with minimal downtime that can last up to several years. An injectable filler treatment is sometimes referred to as a liquid facelift. We are excited to introduce and offer 2 new injectable fillers to our repertoire of already popular injectables such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
Restylane® Refyne and Defyne
While Restylane® Refyne and Defyne have been practiced in Europe since 2010, they are newer injectables to the United States aesthetic market. They are manufactured by Galderma the makers of Dysport and other popular Restylane® fillers. What makes Restylane® Refyne and Defyne unique is the hyaluronic acid technology called XpresHAn which provides a smooth and natural result with specially designed stability and support for expression lines and folds. Refyne is designed for moderate folds and expression lines while Defyne is designed for deeper lines that require more plumping. These new fillers are a game changer and can benefit almost anyone concerned with facial folds, wrinkles and volume loss!
Try Restylane® Refyne and Defyne in Chicago
For the past 20 years Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa has mastered the art of injectable fillers and even has national trainers on staff for Allergan and Galderma, the makers of BOTOX® and Restylane® injectable products. Having an experienced injector is key in providing a natural and desired outcome. Here at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa we understand it is important for our patients to leave not looking different but a more beautiful or handsome, natural, refreshed and youthful version of themselves. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa offers the latest and greatest treatments as well as some of the best injectors in the country on staff. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn more about injectable fillers. Restylane® Refyne and Defyne could be just the anti-aging refresher needed to look and feel your best!
The holidays are a time of year to spend quality time with family and friends. Along with comfort food, gift giving, family get-togethers, and holiday parties, it is a time of year we want to look and feel our absolute personal best. Whether your concern is fat reduction, wrinkles, or sagging skin, there is a variety of non-surgical holiday pick me ups that are perfect for feeling your best in time for the holidays. Here are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments our patients request during the holidays.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments for a Happy Holiday Season
BOTOX® is a purified protein that relaxes muscles that are responsible for forming wrinkles between the eyebrows, forehead and crow’s feet with movement also known as dynamic lines. BOTOX® is one of the popular anti-aging treatments on the market! Over 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® have been sold in the United States since 2002 and it is one of the most clinically studied drugs. BOTOX® softens fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a rejuvenated, lifted and smooth appearance. The treatment itself is quick and there is virtually no downtime. Some may experience a bruise at the injection site and if so that typically resides within one week. BOTOX® takes about 7-14 days to take full effect and lasts approximately 3-4 months. It is the perfect holiday pick me up to look and feel refreshed.
Injectable fillers are composed of a gel substance that gently reverses the signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, facial volume loss, thinning lips and loosening skin. It can also “plump up” the lips, sculpt the cheeks and restore a youthful shape to the face. Common fillers such as Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Voluma are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to increase volume. Injectable fillers are quick procedures with minimal downtime. Some may experience swelling or bruising after treatment which often subsides within one week. It takes about two weeks to get the full effect from injectable fillers with average results lasting 6 months to 2 years. Another great treatment to look and feel rejuvenated for the holidays!
Coolsculpting Fat Reduction
Many can relate to having an area, or 2 or 3, that we wouldn’t mind getting rid of some unwanted fat. Coolsculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that can do just that! Coolsculpting freezes the fat cells in a clinically proven method called cryolipolysis. During the treatment which takes about 30-60 minutes per area, an applicator is placed over the bulge of fat drawing it in with tight suction. The fat cells then painlessly freeze and naturally shatter and get absorbed and eliminated by the lymphatic system. During treatment, one can comfortably watch television or work on their laptop during treatment. There is no downtime and one can resume their normal activities immediately. The average person permanently loses up to 25% of the fat cells in the area treated. Some see results in as little as 4 weeks but it can up to 16 weeks to see optimal results. Common areas treated are the abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, arms and under the chin. Coolsculpting is an excellent alternative for those who are not ready for surgery or those that are not surgical liposuction candidates. This is the perfect pick me up to feel great in your holiday attire.
Ultherapy Skin Tightening
Ultherapy is a nonsurgical tissue tightening treatment that uses advanced ultrasound technology and imaging to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. While Ultherapy is not a facelift it is a gold standard nonsurgical alternative as it is the only treatment other than a facelift that treats at a deeper level, the muscle. It also bypasses the outer layer of the skin and precisely delivers the energy where it is needed to stimulate collagen. New collagen will grow over time. When the new collagen grows it will gradually tighten and lift the skin, resulting in a natural lift of the brows, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and neck. The treatment takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes and there is minimal downtime. Some may experience swelling that often resides within 1 week. Some notice an immediate lifting however results are gradual and will continue to build over the next 6 months. This is the perfect treatment to get ready for the holidays for those not ready for surgery or looking to extend their surgical results!
Forever Young BBL Photo-rejuvenation
As we age our skin gets damaged. Signs of damage can appear as fine lines, freckles, age spots, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and redness caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Photo-rejuvenation reduces these signs of aging using non-invasive, painless pulses of light. The Sciton Forever Young BBL device is the only photofacial system that also stimulates collagen and changes the expressions of the genes that are responsible for aging. The treatment is a quick painless treatment that has minimal downtime. Sunspots often get darker over the next few days after treatment which often resolve within in 1 week. Makeup can be applied directly after treatment. A series of 4 treatments is recommended for optimal results spaced 4 weeks apart. This is a great treatment for almost everyone whether you are a male, female, in your 20’s or in your 70’s. This is the perfect pick me up for a beautiful complexion during the holidays.
Try Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments in North Chicago for the Holidays at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
Whether your concern is unwanted fat, wrinkles, volume loss, sagging skin, age spots or acne there are a wide variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with minimal downtime available. Often time gets away from us so with the holidays approaching now is the time to start getting ready for those holiday parties and events. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa offers complimentary consultations to determine your candidacy. Contact us today to find out which of our most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments will help you look and feel your personal best for the holidays.
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