By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2012
Advanced Cosmetic Medicine helps patients achieve beautiful skin for fall with laser procedures, topical products and whole food supplements.
The summer will soon be winding down, and as hard to believe as it is, fall will arrive soon after. This year has gone by so fast it’s hard to keep up. Did you start the year planning to do something for yourself? Now it’s already August and you haven’t done anything?
Dr. Mallory Spoor-Baker at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine has just what you’re looking for. She offers cosmetic procedures to make you feel beautiful and refreshed, just in time for the upcoming fall season.
According to Dr. Spoor-Baker, Botox is still, without a doubt, the fastest fix for aging expression lines on your face. Deep lines between the eyes make you look tired or angry even when your face is still. It certainly gets worse with age. Within three days, Botox will make that area look flatter and smoother. People will think you look relaxed, and you will even feel more relaxed. With repeat Botox treatments in the first year, those lines can be gone.
Dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm can make the area around your mouth and your entire face appear 10 years younger. This is as close to immediate as you can get. Dr. Spoor-Baker principally uses Juvederm in the lips to restore fullness and soften those unsightly, aging vertical lip lines. These form from pursing your lips with speech and activity, and also from loss of lip volume. Restoring lip volume takes years off your face and creates youthful visual balance between the eyes and the mouth. This can last four to six months.
For those “parentheses” lines around the mouth – nasolabial folds – Dr. Spoor-Baker recommends Radiesse for her patients. Radiesse is a firm, well-tolerated, calcium-based filler that provides structural support for the skin around the mouth. This area sags over time. She explains to her patients that fillers are for the topography of the face. If you have hills and deep valleys, then fillers go under the valleys to soften the transitions of the hills. The overall effect is a plumper, firmer, more youthful appearance. Radiesse in the nasolabial folds can last up to 12 months.
IPL/limelight laser treatments can improve a wide range of issues on aging faces. Most people over 35 have sun damage – unfortunate, but true. Sun damage can mean brown spots, red pigment or veins, dilated pores, and uneven texture. IPL/limelight treatments reduce red and brown pigments, and help to even out texture and pores as well. “It usually takes more than one treatment, but if you have substantial pigment issues, even one treatment can be dramatic. I usually recommend a minimum of three treatments,” says Dr. Spoor-Baker.
The Pearl laser is a serious approach to aging skin. This is a type of “fractional” resurfacing laser which removes a layer of surface skin to promote smoothness and generate a high degree of collagen remodeling. Pearl treatments can truly turn back the age clock. Pearl resurfacing gives you the dramatic change of high-grade chemical peels with the photo-rejuvenating effects of a laser, with a greater degree of specificity and safety.
Any one of these procedures can make a significant, dramatic and fast improvement to aging and sun-damaged skin. Combining two or more procedures can fix multiple problems. If you need more information, Advanced Cosmetic Medicine offers a complimentary consultation that allows Dr. Spoor-Baker to evaluate your concerns and pick the right treatment for you. It’s really not necessary to wait to the New Year to see a new you. It simply takes getting started and moving forward, fast or slow. It’s all about where you want to go and how fast you want to get there. Don’t let another three months go by before you do something – you might wake up and two years have gone by!
Don’t forget that small steps done over a period of time can make a big difference, too. Baby-fresh skin may be a long way away, but if you strive daily to slow down sun exposure, wear sunscreen and eat better, your skin will improve. “My daily consumption of a whole food concentrate of fruits and vegetables for the past 10+ years has made my skin at 49 much better. I know that keeping my skin covered while doing yard work or outside activities has saved me from huge amounts of sun damage,” adds Dr. Spoor-Baker.
To learn more about the many cosmetic procedures available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, call (918) 280-0270.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.