COSMETIC SERVICES
 

BOTOX/DYSPORT/JEUVEAU

FDA-approved medication that is injected into the muscles beneath the skin to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The medication acts by weakening the muscles into which it is injected so that the lines in the skin soften and become less prone to wrinkling. The lines that result from frequent muscle contractions ultimately fade or even disappear as a result.

These treatments are quick, safe, non-surgical alternatives to other anti-aging treatments. Typically, several small injections are administered by a skilled Provider, who determines the quantity and location where the medication should be used to achieve the best results.

 

WHEN IS BOTOX TYPICALLY USED?


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  • Minimize frown lines between eyebrows (“elevens”)
  • Smoothen forehead creases
  • Decrease neck wrinkles
  • Alleviate lines around the lips that occur due to pursing of the lips
  • Reduce crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Softening jaw lines
  • Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis




WILL I SEE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?


Patients typically see results within 3-5 days with peak results in 7-10 days. Over a period of approximately 3-5 months, you will start to notice the effects of Botox fade as the affected muscles regain their ability to fully contract. It is for this reason that patients may need to repeat injections to maintain optimal results.




WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?


Depending on your sensitivity, injection of Botox can feel like a pinch at the specific site of injection. Some additional side effects of the medication can include redness and minor bruising at the site. These typically dissipate within a few hours to a few days after the procedure. Other possible side effects of Botox include dry mouth, tiredness, neck pain, headache, eye problems such as blurred vision, and allergic reactions (itching, rash, dizziness or fainting).





 

DERMAL FILLERS

Soft tissue fillers are agents that can be injected underneath the skin to replace volume lost over time from aging, smoking and the affects of gravity and the sun. They are strategically placed to minimize or even eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. They can be placed to correct a specific defect such as the nasolabial fold or can be injected into multiple areas to create a more youthful look. A commonly treated area is around the mouth to restore lost volume and to create a fuller, more aesthetically appealing, lip. There are several different fillers to choose from:

Juvederm® and Restylane® are safe, non-invasive, smooth gel fillers injected underneath the skin to help improve nose lines, deep mouth lines (“parentheses” around the mouth), and vertical lip lines that often result with smokers. The fillers are made with a formulated version of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance that is already found in human skin but that can be reduced over time as you age or through prolonged sun-exposure.  Often times, a lack of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in the skin leads to a loss of skin structure which creates unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers help to replace the fullness and elasticity of the skin.​

WHEN IS BOTOX TYPICALLY USED?


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  • Minimize frown lines between eyebrows (“elevens”)
  • Smoothen forehead creases
  • Decrease neck wrinkles
  • Alleviate lines around the lips that occur due to pursing of the lips
  • Reduce crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Softening jaw lines
  • Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis




WILL I SEE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?


Patients typically see results within 3-5 days with peak results in 7-10 days. Over a period of approximately 3-5 months, you will start to notice the effects of Botox fade as the affected muscles regain their ability to fully contract. It is for this reason that patients may need to repeat injections to maintain optimal results.




WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?


Depending on your sensitivity, injection of Botox can feel like a pinch at the specific site of injection. Some additional side effects of the medication can include redness and minor bruising at the site. These typically dissipate within a few hours to a few days after the procedure. Other possible side effects of Botox include dry mouth, tiredness, neck pain, headache, eye problems such as blurred vision, and allergic reactions (itching, rash, dizziness or fainting).





Radiesse® is an FDA approved injectable skin filler comprised of microspheres made up of calcium and phosphate ions that occur naturally in the human body.  Once injected, tissue forms around the microspheres to regrow new collagen, helping to gently fill wrinkles and enhance the overall structure of your skin.  Eventually, the microspheres break down into calcium and phosphate ions which are then naturally absorbed into your body leaving your own newly generated collagen behind.

 

This non-surgical procedure is quick, affordable, long-lasting, and relatively painless.

 

WHEN IS A CHEMICAL PEEL TYPICALLY USED?


Chemical peels are an effective, affordable cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of acne, age spots, uneven skin tone, acne scarring, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines.




WILL I SEE RESULTS IMMEDIATELY?


Individual results vary; one may experience tightening over days and final results within 2-4 weeks. Multiple peels may be required to achieve maximum results.




WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?


Despite its name, not everyone peels with a chemical peel. Effects vary based on individual skin type and the particular peel used. However, peeling may occur, as mild discomfort and redness.





 

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels are topical applications used to aid in the gentle shedding of the top layers of your skin.  There are varying types and strengths of peeling products used depending on your skin type and the particular problem being addressed.  In our office, we utilize several different peel compounds including glycolic acid, salcylic acid, and for deeper peels trichloracetic acid.  Some newer peel technologies combine peeling agents to generate an effective exfoliation with minimal downtime. An individualized treatment plan will be determined by you and your Provider at Natural Image Skin Center.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?


The process is simple: A small sample of your blood is drawn in the office and processed with a centrifuge to yield Platelet-Rich Plasma. This personalized plasma amplifies the natural growth factors your body uses to heal your tissue. This product can be injected into your scalp to help regrow hair. It can also be placed on the skin in combination with a microneedling procedure to treat wrinkles, photodamage and even acne scarring.

PRP is an emerging natural non-surgical therapy for thinning hair. Numerous studies in the medical literature show positive results. The theorized process by which PRP works for hair growth is via platelets in the PRP fraction of the blood. Platelets contain many growth factors which stimulate the stem cells inside the hair follicle. This causes inactive hair follicles to “turn on” by going into the active growth phase.

PRP is considered cosmetic, therefore it is not covered by insurance.





 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal helps to eliminate unwanted facial or body hair using laser light.  The laser works by targeting the hair follicle bulb,  leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.  Traditional hair removal methods such as waxing or shaving remove only the hair shaft which leaves the follicle in place to grow new hair.

Lasers can be used  to treat unwanted hair on the face, back, armpits, arms, legs, and the bikini area.  Overall, the procedure leaves skin smooth without the stubble and irritation that can often occur with other removal methods.

 

WILL I SEE IMMEDIATE RESULTS?


Typically, laser hair removal requires at least 4 treatments spread out over 4-6 week intervals for best results. Some maintenance sessions may be necessary and will be determined by your physician and your response to the laser treatments. Some hair removal will be noticeable right after a session. Regrowth in between treatments is often sparse and less pigmented. Results vary depending on your skin color, specific body area targeted, hair color, and the coarseness of your hair.




WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?


  • Temporary redness at the site of the laser pulse
  • The area can appear slightly swollen
  • Mild burning sensation at the site
  • Changes in skin color
  • Rarely, some people may experience scarring





 

KYBELLA

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin". The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

 

 

LASER AND LIGHT TREATMENTS

Pulsed-dye lasers are typically used to treat rosacea, birthmarks, scars, port wine stains, angiomas, redness from sun damage, facial veins, and red bumps on the skin.  The non-invasive treatment uses brief, but intense bursts of light that destroy the affected blood vessels that give scars and markings their unwanted red color.  The laser targets the specific problem area, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.  Results are typically noticeable right away.  Two to three sessions spaced several weeks apart may be suggested depending on the specific problem area being treated.

 

 

PLATELET RICH PLASMA

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration and facial rejuvenation

PRP utilizes concentrated platelets derived from your own blood. These platelets contain growth factors that facilitate wound healing and tissue rejuvenation.

 

WILL I SEE IMMEDIATE RESULTS?


Typically, laser hair removal requires at least 4 treatments spread out over 4-6 week intervals for best results. Some maintenance sessions may be necessary and will be determined by your physician and your response to the laser treatments. Some hair removal will be noticeable right after a session. Regrowth in between treatments is often sparse and less pigmented. Results vary depending on your skin color, specific body area targeted, hair color, and the coarseness of your hair.




WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?


  • Temporary redness at the site of the laser pulse
  • The area can appear slightly swollen
  • Mild burning sensation at the site
  • Changes in skin color
  • Rarely, some people may experience scarring





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108 Bilby Road, Suite 202, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

201 S Livingston Ave, 1C Livingston, NJ 07039

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