Do lines, wrinkles and sagging skin make you look older than you feel? Facial fillers provide a simple solution. Dr. Patrick McNamara offers fillers at The Skin Renewal Center, a Houston, TX, medical spa.
How do facial fillers improve my appearance?
Lines and wrinkles form due to an age-related decrease in collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep your skin firm and supple. As your skin sags, fine lines, wrinkles begin to form. You may also notice that your cheeks or undereye areas aren't as full as they once were.
As their name implies, injectable facial fillers plump up sagging skin and restore lost volume, minimizing lines, folds and wrinkles.
Are facial fillers a good choice for my issue?
Minimally invasive facial fillers can be used to:
- Improve Facial Contours: Fillers plump up hollow cheeks, fill in depressions under your eyes, firm your jawline and improve your facial silhouette.
- Combat Thin Lips and Lip Lines: Your lips naturally become thinner as you age. Adding facial fillers increases the volume and makes you look more youthful. Thin vertical lines may also appear around your mouth about the same time your lips begin to thin. If you wear lipstick, the product may seep into the lines. Fillers soften these lines and help you avoid bleeding lipstick.
- Minimize Wrinkles: Fillers soften wrinkles all over your face, including chin creases, crow's feet, and marionette and nasolabial fold lines.
- Help You Look More Rested: Vertical lines between your eyebrows can make you look tired or angry. Facial fillers reduce these lines and also improve forehead furrows.
- Make Scars Less Noticeable: Do you have depressed scars due to acne or an injury? Dermal fillers offer a simple way to improve the appearance of scars and burns.
How long do fillers last?
Your fillers may last from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used. Your Houston doctor will recommend specific fillers based on the areas of the face you want to treat.
Is the treatment process painful?
Some fillers contain an anesthetic to reduce pain. If the filler you're receiving doesn't, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic before your treatment begins. Thanks to the anesthetic, you may notice a slight pricking sensation, but you shouldn't find the process painful. After treatment, a little bruising or redness at the injection site may occur, but it should disappear in a few hours or days.
Renew your appearance with facial fillers! Call Dr. Patrick McNamara at The Skin Renewal Center medical spa in Houston, TX, at (713) 533-0800 to schedule your appointment.
How your doctor in Houston, TX, can treat erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can nevertheless be embarrassing and difficult to talk about or seek treatment for. However, the good news is that your doctor can effectively treat this disconcerting condition! Dr. Patrick McNamara at The Skin Renewal Center in Houston, TX, offers effective treatment solutions for erectile dysfunction and other medical issues—read on to learn more!
More about ED
So, what is erectile dysfunction? Officially, it is the difficulty or inability to get or keep an erection, and it’s more common than you may think. In fact, according to the Boston University School of Medicine, 10% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have severe or complete erectile dysfunction, and 25% of men in this age group have moderate or intermittent erectile difficulties.
You are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction if you are over 50 years old, smoke, suffer from heart disease, are overweight, or have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or excessive stress.
You can help lessen erectile dysfunction problems if you:
- Stop smoking
- Lose excessive weight
- Begin a regular exercise program
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Seek counseling if you have relationship issues
Your doctor can help treat any underlying causes such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol in order to combat your erectile dysfunction. At The Skin Renewal Center, erectile dysfunction treatment includes BTL Cellutone, which increases blood flow to the penis using pulsed acoustical waves. Additional erectile dysfunction treatment options include:
- Testosterone replacement therapy
- Prescription medications including Viagra or Cialis
- Penile implants or pumps
- Counseling for stress, anxiety, or depression
Erectile dysfunction can affect your life in many ways: it can lessen your self-esteem and self-confidence, cause anxiety and stress, and affect your relationship. Fortunately, your doctor can help you feel and function better, and it all starts with a phone call. Pick up your phone and call Dr. Patrick McNamara's Houston office at (713) 533-0800 today!
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.
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