If you are dissatisfied with the way you look, cosmetic dermatological procedures like dermal fillers can help rejuvenate your appearance and give you back your confidence. Understanding this procedure and how it works can help you determine if it is a treatment that would benefit you. Find out more about dermal fillers with Dr. Patrick McNamara at The Skin Renewal Center in Montrose, Houston, TX.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a cosmetic treatment which plumps certain areas of the facial skin to give it a more youthful appearance. As we age, our collagen production slows, our skin loses its elasticity, and we lose subcutaneous fat. As a consequence of these changes, our skin begins to sag, wrinkle, and crease. A filler plumps the chosen area, tightening the skin on top and filling out the face. Dermal filler procedures take only minutes to perform and can last up to a year or more before requiring a touch-up appointment.
Am I a good candidate for a dermal filler?
A good candidate for dermal fillers is in good general health and has realistic expectations for their results. Patients undergoing dermal filler procedures may have a sunken appearance of their cheeks, deep folds along their mouth, or other areas of the face which they feel require a boost. Additionally, patients should understand that this is a semi-permanent procedure requiring touch-up procedures when the effects begin to fade.
Dermal Fillers in Houston, TX
Dermal fillers can help rejuvenate your appearance, give you a more youthful look, and boost your confidence in the way you look. A consultation with Dr. McNamara can help you answer your questions, address your concerns, and allow you to truly understand this procedure. If you think you can benefit from dermal fillers, your Skin Renewal Center doctor can help.
For more information on dermal fillers, please contact Dr. Patrick McNamara at The Skin Renewal Center in Montrose, Houston, TX. Call (713) 533-0800 to schedule your appointment with Dr. McNamara today!
Two very common problems that we see at The Skin Renewal Center are acne scars and skin laxity. We fortunately have some excellent options to improve the appearance of acne scars and tighten lax skin. The before and after photos below demonstrate the effect of one Fraxel Dual treatment for acne scarring.
Fraxel Dual consists of two lasers which resurface the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. The treatment is well tolerated, and patients recover quickly. In addition to scars, Fraxel Dual can treat wrinkles, brown spots, melasma, and irregular skin texture.
As we get older, our skin invariably becomes more lax. We use ThermiSmooth to tighten and firm lax skin. ThermiSmooth gently heats the dermis using radiofrequency energy. Patients are treated four to six times at one week intervals. The photos below demonstrate the effect of four ThermiSmooth treatments.
In addition to the neck, ThermiSmooth can tighten skin on the face, arms, abdomen, and legs. It will also improve the appearance of cellulite. ThermiSmooth is virtually painless and has no downtime.
Fraxel and ThermiSmooth are just two of the many treatments that are offered at The Skin Renewal Center. If you have any concerns about your appearance, give us a call. We can probably help!
One innovative therapy uses low-intensity shockwaves to provide long-term relief of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) symptoms. Dr. Patrick McNamara of The Skin Renewal Center offers BTL Cellutone treatment for ED in his Montrose, Houston, TX, office.
Aren't I too young for ED?
Although your chance of developing ED increases as you age, it's not uncommon to experience trouble achieving or maintaining erections as early as your 30s or 40s. About 30 million men in the U.S. are affected by ED. Despite the fact that the condition is fairly common, many men feel uncomfortable talking about sexual problems. As a result, they may not seek treatment that could help them overcome their erection difficulties.
ED doesn't just affect your ability to have sex, but can also lower your self-esteem. In a society that regards sexual activity as an essential aspect of masculinity, it's difficult not to feel inadequate if you develop ED. Those feelings can affect your personal relationships and lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
What can I do about ED?
Erections occur when blood engorges your penis during sexual arousal. If blood can't flow freely through your penis, your erection won't be as firm, or you may not be able to achieve an erection at all. Prescription medications increase blood flow to the penis but only offer temporary relief of ED issues.
BTL Cellutone therapy treats blood flow issues within the penis that can cause erectile problems. Your Montrose, Houston doctor uses the BTL Cellutone device to send low-intensity acoustic pulse waves into your penis. The pulse waves break up micro-plaques which clog blood vessels. In addition, the pulse waves promote production of nitric acid. Nitric acid increases blood circulation and also stimulates new blood vessels to form in your penis.
The painless treatment improves blood flow problems without prescription medications or invasive surgery.
Are you interested in learning if BTL Cellutone therapy is a good choice for you? Call Dr. Patrick McNamara of The Skin Renewal Center in Montrose, Houston, TX, at (713) 533-0800 to schedule an appointment.
Discover the wonderful benefits of getting Botox in Montrose, Houston, TX.
Chances are good that you’ve heard about Botox, a cosmetic treatment that is able to tackle lines and wrinkles in the face to give you a natural and more youthful appearance. Of course, you may not know what goes into getting Botox. Sure, there are Botox parties and spas that offer this treatment, but if you want a safe, effective option it’s always a good idea to turn to a trusted Medical Spa doctor such as Dr. Patrick McNamara in Montrose, Houston, TX. He has received proper Botox training to give you the results you want.
What is Botox?
Botox uses a purified form of botulinum toxin, which is injected into the muscles of the face to reduce the appearance of certain lines and wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment has been FDA-approved to target common wrinkles like frown lines or crow’s feet. Any wrinkles that appear when making facial expressions can be treated with Botox.
What should I expect when I get Botox?
This is often a great cosmetic option because Botox is only temporary, doesn’t require any recovery time and can be completed in only a few minutes. Some people hear the word “needles” and immediately cringe at the idea of getting Botox, but these injections are extremely thin and most people don’t notice more than a slight pinch when they are inserted into the skin. Of course, if the idea still gives you the heebie-jeebies then a numbing ointment can also be applied to the skin first so that you don’t feel a thing.
It’s normal for there to be some slight irritation, redness or swelling near the injection sites. Of course, this is only minor and won’t prevent you from going about your day. Some patients come in during their lunch break for treatment and head right back to work right after. The choice is up to you!
When will I notice results?
Botox results won’t appear right away. It will take a couple days to start seeing results, but the full effect of Botox treatment will appear within one week. Results last anywhere from 4-6 months, but if you love your new look you can also continue to get maintenance Botox treatments to keep your beautiful results lasting longer.
If you are interested in getting Botox or finding out what it could do for your appearance, it’s time you talked to your medical spa doctor in Montrose, Houston, TX to learn more. Botox can help get you one step closer to a younger-looking you.
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