Portsmouth, NH – The Skin Wellness Center at Atlantic Plastic surgery Center is seeing a steady increase in patients over 40 and even higher numbers of patients over 50 having non-surgical facial rejuvenation to combat the effects of aging. People who are considering a cosmetic touch-up to their face and neck are turning toward dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic®. “Both men and women are taking better care of themselves with diet and exercise. They still feel young and want to look as good as they can for their age. Many patients start addressing the signs of aging in their 40’s. Many more people who are in their 50’s want to eliminate deep wrinkles and sagging that have already developed”, states Dr. Mark Ballentyne, of the Skin Wellness Center.

The effects of age, gravity, exposure to sunlight, and the stresses of life all take a toll on a person’s face. Facial (dermal) fillers provide temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections to the problem area of the face. Facial fillers volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Facial fillers rejuvenate the face by reducing or eliminating nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin around the mouth, raising scar depressions, enhancing thin lips, gives increased definition to the upper lip, and replaces soft-tissue volume loss, such as in the cheeks. A variety of facial fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® replace this lost volume, recapturing a younger looking face. Dermal fillers last from 6 months to a year or more, depending upon the specific filler. They vary somewhat in cost, but frequent specials and price discounts are offered.

The convenience and remarkable results of today’s non-surgical treatments, such as Botox Cosmetic® is making them more and more popular. Botox Cosmetic® treats deep creases between the eyebrows, around the eyes and mouth, across the forehead causing wrinkles, making the patient look older. Botox Cosmetic® effectively relaxes the facial muscles underneath the skin which causes the wrinkles, smoothing them out, helping to restore a more youthful vibrance to the face and improving confidence as well.

“Botox Cosmetic® and dermal fillers may be smart options for many patients with moderate lines and wrinkles, while others with more severe wrinkling or skin sagging may benefit most by a mini- or full facelift”, states Dr. Mark Ballentyne. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to see Facial Injection “Before and After’s”. For more information contact Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence N. Gray, in practice here since 1985. He has earned a great deal of respect in both his local medical community and the national plastic surgical community through his many publications, technical skill and personal demeanor. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction.

Additionally, Dr. Gray is a core investigator for the Mentor and Silimed silicone breast implant studies. Dr. Gray received the significant honor of being the only investigator for the Silimed Corporation’s Silicone study, which is pending FDA approval. Dr. Gray is expected to be the only source for adjustable silicone implants soon. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

Ali Emmons

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