Ask Dr. Q

Ask Dr. Q

Ask Dr. Q

Why NO to Injectables?

Dear Dr Q,

I’m a woman of a certain age and was noticing my skin is beginning to sag and has sun spots and lines. In short, my face has begun to look much older than I am. What should I do? I was thinking of injectables aka fillers. Is this a good option for me?

  • Woman of a Certain Age

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Dear Woman of a Certain Age,

As we age, our skin begins to show the signs of gravitational pull, which results in eventual sags, and the onslaught of sun exposure, leads to sunspots, pigmentation and premature lines. Also, by that time, most women are perimenopausal or have reached menopause, which has a direct effect on collagen production. Our skin loses its brightness, elasticity and smoothness.
Why not injections?

Fillers do help in creating volume, which could make the face look younger. However, they do not help with collagen production or correcting skin tone and texture. They do not address skin damage or hyperpigmentation, leaving us dependent on makeup.

Botulinum toxin momentarily paralyzes the muscle, giving the illusion of smoothness, but the effect wears off in three months. The same issue is with injectables, that require frequent and very precise applications to keep the effect constant. Also, recent case reports have shown that fillers can have detrimental effects on the bone and can cause erosion.

The technology that I will personally recommend is Laser. Lasers are the next generation technology which have a trilateral approach to skin aging issues.

    • Lasers stimulate collagen, therefore creating volume naturally.
    • Lasers tighten sags
    • Lasers smooth out all the sun damage, leaving the skin brighter and glowing.

In a nutshell, you will have a brighter and younger looking face without the aid of makeup. Additionally, laser treatments do not need to be repeated frequently. After the initial treatments, you can have an annual maintenance visit, saving you time, money and energy.

At SkinLogics we treat all issues related to aging skin with state-of-the-art laser technology by Lumenis, the market leader. We offer a variety of high-quality treatments, designed to make you look and feel your best. We are dedicated to finding the right treatment plan personalized for your needs. Feel free to reach out to our office or consult another physician of your choice. After all, it’s your beautiful, healthy skin that presents a first impression to the world around you! Let’s keep it glowing!!

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