One of the biggest misconceptions about aesthetic treatments, especially botox and filler, is that the results will look fake. The results of your treatment depend on the injector's training, injection style, and knowledge of facial anatomy. Dr. Merola has spent hours training with advanced injectors (ND, RN, NP, PA) to learn the safest injection techniques that will provide the most natural looking results. She takes a conservative approach with her patients to achieve their aesthetic goals. Nowadays there are many great products that are considered clean beauty and created with natural substances like hyaluronic acid (a sugar molecule made by our bodies that draws in water) and calcium hydroxylapatite (the same mineral found in our teeth and bones). Browse through the aesthetic goals below to learn more about the different products that Dr. Merola works with.
Microneedling involves the use of fine surgical-grade needles to create micro-injuries in the skin and promote new collagen production. The end result? Glowing skin. This is an amazing natural treatment for acne scars, uneven skin texture, pigmentation, and signs of aging (e.g., fine lines and wrinkles). Your skin will require some time to heal (about 3-4 days) after the treatment, but it'll be worth the wait! Microneedling is also great for treating other areas of the body as well (e.g., fine lines or crepey skin on the chest and neck). One treatment every 4 weeks is recommended for optimal results to begin.
Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler used to add volume and contour the face and hands. Another way to use Radiesse is to hyperdilute it with saline. When this is done, it can be injected more superficially into the dermis. The result is natural stimulation of your own collagen and elastin to help with skin laxity of the face and neck. A minimum of two treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.
Xeomin (zeo-min) is Dr. Merola's botox of choice because of the way it's manufactured. it is a uniquely purified neuromodulator that doesn't contain the additional accessory proteins commonly found in other kinds of botox like Botox Cosmetic and Dysport. Think tap water versus purified water. Xeomin works just as effectively as the other neurotoxins available for cosmetic use and typically requires the similar dosing for the same results. It's a great option for men and women who have never had neurotoxin before and are interested in something that will help soften wrinkles and prevent static lines. Commonly treated areas include frown lines/"11's," forehead lines, crow's feet, masseter treatment/"jawline slimming", and "orange peel" chin.
Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) filler is one of the cleanest HA fillers that you can get for yourself. It's the only FDA approved HA filler for dynamic wrinkles. It was designed to be resilient enough to adapt to your face when it moves and provide a more natural result in motion and at rest. This Swiss-made HA filler uses a gentle manufactoring process that preserves the natural structure of HA. As a result, the product closely mimics the HA naturally found in your skin. Dr. Merola is an exclusive provider of this designer filler at Pure Health in Encinitas and Palm Springs. Areas commonly treated with this filler include mid-face/cheeks, chin, jawline, "smoker's lines," and lips.
Radiesse is a unique dermal filler that is one of Dr. Merola's favorites. It's made with calcium hydroxylapatite, which is the same mineral found in our teeth and bones. This makes it a natural and safe option for men or women looking to add volume and contour the face. The most amazing thing about Radiesse is that it's considered a biostimulatory filler, meaning that it creates a scaffolding structure under the skin by telling your body to make more collagen and elastin where it has been injected. Results can last up to 1 year, but even after that your body continues to make collagen. Areas commonly treated with this filler include mid-face/cheeks, chin, and jawline.
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