Botox is the most popular cosmetic choice for the treatment of wrinkles. It is safe, reasonably priced, and very effective at temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause the skin to wrinkle and furrow. Botox is a purified natural protein derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinium. When injected into the muscles under the skin, it causes them to relax, typically for 3 – 4 months. The procedure takes only minutes, and most patients do not require anesthesia, although topical anesthesia can be applied if requested. Botox can be used in men and women as early as 18 years of age to prevent those lines from forming into permanent wrinkles. Botox will not alter your natural appearance or make you appear as though you’ve had a procedure. You can still maintain your normal facial expressions.
Areas commonly treated by Botox:
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Lines above and below lips
- Down turned corners of mouth
- Creases from mouth to chin
- Neck folds and wrinkles
Injectable fillers are the second most popular cosmetic procedure used to combat the aging process. The fillers are smooth and result in a very natural appearance. As we age the forces of gravity cause the naturally occurring subcutaneous fat to be lost or droop resulting in flat and hollow cheeks. The fillers can be used to restore the volume loss in your skin and fill in the more deeply defined wrinkles producing a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are safe and made from Hyaluronic acid, a product that is naturally occurring in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisture binding ingredient that attracts and holds water improving the elasticity of the skin. Fillers can also be used to enhance lip shape, gently restoring fullness that is lost as a part of aging. The results from dermal fillers typically last about 12 months and can be repeated as often as desired.
A chemical peel uses a solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are most commonly used on the face, they can also be used to improve the appearance of the skin on the neck and hands. It is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin damaged by sun exposure, acne, or just getting older.
A chemical peel can help improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Age and liver spots
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Sun damaged skin
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Surgical scars
Ageless Savannah offers a comprehensive peel system produced by SkinMedica that consists of varying strengths of product to provide different degrees of exfoliation depending on the individual’s needs.
A chemical peel is a popular procedure to make your skin smoother and more youthful looking. Typically a series of 3 peels are recommended, about 3-4 weeks apart.
Collagen is a protein in your skin which is abundant in youth that helps to make your skin appear firm and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in skin with a looser more uneven appearance. Microdermabrasion uses a minimally abrasive instrument that uses crystals to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layers. Gentle suction increases blood flow stimulating collagen and promoting new growth.
- Improve age spots and black heads
- Improve patches of darkened skin
- Exfoliate you skin resulting in a refreshed appearance
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
- Treat acne scars
Microdermabrasion results in polished, rejuvenated appearance to skin and is usually done in a series of 3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart.
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (fat pad under the chin). Once injected Kybella breaks apart fat cells in the treated area, eliminating the presence of the existing fat. Kybella is used in a series of 2-3 treatments. Once the aesthetic response of the treatment is achieved with Kybella, retreatment is not expected to be necessary.
Patients are drawn to Kybella over liposuction because it is less invasive, requires less recovery time and the results tend to be more permanent.
Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), uses a device to create micro-wounds in the dermis. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing process, producing new collagen and elastin. The result is improved skin texture and laxity and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars. These channels allow Hyaluronic Acid or our bodies own PRP to be driven deep into the dermis, increasing the skins utilization of nutrients by up to 3000%.
What is PRP? Platelet Rich Plasma is the part of the blood that contains special proteins and growth factors which promote wound healing and decrease inflammation. When injecting PRP into damaged tissue it stimulates your body to grow new healthy cells. Because the tissue growth factors are 5-10 times more concentrated in the PRP, it stimulates faster wound healing.
One very popular use for PRP is in the area of hair restoration. When injected into the scalp, PRP can be used to treat both men and women suffering from alopecia (or hair thinning), as well as male pattern baldness.
Conditions that can be improved:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Mild to moderate acne scars
Skin tone, texture and pore size
Loose and lax skin
Superficial and hypo-pigmentation
Surgical scars and stretch marks
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men as early as age 30 and by middle age 30% of men will have a level that qualifies as low. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include:
Fatigue and depression
Irritability “grumpy old men” syndrome
Reduced libido and erectile dysfunction
Longer recovery time between orgasms
Loss of drive and competitive edge
Stiffness and pain in muscles and joints
Decreased effectiveness of exercise workouts
Loss of muscle mass and bone density
Testosterone deficiency is also related to higher incidence of obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure dementia.
Testosterone Replacement therapy (TRT) improves libido, erections, cardiac status, body composition, cognitive function, glycemic control and inflammation. Men using TRT also report increased energy and more effective physical workouts in additional to an overall improved sense of well being.