Summer might have a reputation as the season for lounging by the pool and taking leisurely road trips, but “organized chaos” is probably closer to the truth. During the summer months mothers and professionals in Johnson City have their hands full. If you’re looking for a quick aesthetic boost before your next vacation, but don’t have time for a full surgical recovery, a non-surgical procedure could be your busy-season solution.

Chemical Peels

fresh faced older womanDermatologists have made chemical peels famous for rejuvenating the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and smoothing blemishes on the face. Chemical peels are a quick, easy procedure with little downtime. TCA peels may result in some redness, puffy skin, or mild peeling for up to a week. The recovery time for a microdermabrasion or glycolic acid peel is much milder, and rarely lasts longer than 48 hours. Our experienced technician will carefully remove the rough outer layer of skin to remove blemishes and reveal the smooth, youthful skin below. Chemical peels are a simple procedure with minimal discomfort. A patient can undergo a glycolic acid or microdermabrasion treatment on their lunch break and return to work that afternoon, or stop by for a chemical peel during travel preparations and head off to the beach several days later.

Injectable Fillers and Botox

Botox, Juvederm, and fat injections are the cosmetic procedure of choice for non-surgical improvement of wrinkles and creases around the face. Botox is popular among both male and female patients for its subtlety and effective results. Botox treatments involve injecting a prescription medication into the muscle to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Juvederm is an injectable filler used plump the lips and treat wrinkles and creases around the mouth and chin. The results of Botox last several months; Juvederm treatments last around a year. During a fat injection treatment Dr. Brantner will remove fat from the patient’s stomach area to inject into their face. Fat injections are used to treat loose skin, facial depressions, and wrinkles or creases in the face. The effects are usually permanent, and have lower risk of complications because the injectable material came from the patient’s own tissue.

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are an easy way to see fast results. Chemical peels, injectable fillers, and Botox treatments have minimal procedure and recovery time, making them minimally disruptive to a patient’s busy schedule. To schedule a procedure, contact Dr. Brantner’s scheduling coordinator.

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