Whether you’re trying to keep your youthful look or get it back it, you have many options at your disposal, from dermal fillers to microneedling. At Jennifer Armstrong, MD, the aesthetics practice in Newport Beach, Brentwood, and Fullerton, California, Dr. Armstrong enjoys helping people reach their aesthetic goals with her anti-aging cosmetic treatments.
Not too long ago, it seemed the only way to look more youthful was surgery. But with advances in medicine and technology, you have many less invasive options to help you look fresh and vibrant.
As a leader in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Armstrong offers a number of anti-aging treatments at her practice, including:
All of these treatments can improve your appearance and restore your youthful look.
Dermal fillers are injections that add volume and plumpness to your skin to help smooth out wrinkles and lines or add volume to sunken cheeks.
Dr. Armstrong especially enjoys adding volume to cheekbones to really make your look pop with Juvéderm Voluma XC.
The injections take an hour or less and require no downtime. With good care, you can maintain your more youthful look for up to a year.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar found throughout all living organisms that retains water — absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight — and adds volume to the skin’s surface. In addition, hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and elastin and transports essential nutrients to these fibers. The triple combination of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid provides structure, elasticity and volume to the skin and contributes to its overall appearance.
Children have an abundance of hyaluronic acid; that is what makes their skin plump and hydrated. As the skin ages and is exposed to pollutants and UV rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers composed of crossed-linked hyaluronic acid to help temporarily replace lost hyaluronic acid and to restore skin volume.
In its natural form, unbound hyaluronic acid forms a liquid made of highly-hydrated individual polymers (chains) that are metabolized in the body in just 12 hours. Cross-linking refers to a process in which the individual chains of hyaluronic acid are chemically bound (or “cross-linked”) together, transforming the liquid hyaluronic acid into a soft solid, or “gel.” The firmness of the gel depends on the degree of cross-linking of the individual hyaluronic acid chains. The body metabolizes cross-linked hyaluronic acid more slowly, resulting in a longer duration of effect when hyaluronic acid is used therapeutically.
As a physician who strives to offer her patients only the best anti-aging treatments, Dr. Armstrong is proud to provide the Vivace Experience, an advanced anti-aging system that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to completely rejuvenate your look.
Microneedling uses thin, tiny needles to slightly injure the surface of your skin, tricking the skin into producing collagen, the protein that gives your skin its strength and elasticity.
Radiofrequency energy provides a similar effect, but it works in the deeper layers of your skin. By combining two cosmetic tools, the Vivace Experience can dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin.
For best results, Dr. Armstrong recommends a series of treatments set at four- to six-week intervals. Once completed, it takes about six months for your skin to fully rejuvenate and for you to see the full, impressive effects.
Dr. Armstrong offers a number of anti-aging tools to help give you a fresh and revitalized look. But to maintain your youthful appearance, you need to take steps at home to help slow down the aging.
The No. 1 enemy of your skin is the sun. Use sunblock daily or cover up with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Also, if you smoke, quit.
For all of your anti-aging needs, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.