Valentine’s Day may be all about love, but plenty of folks are not in love with their appearance as the holiday approaches. That doesn’t necessarily mean hating the way you look, but instead wanting to look your best for V-Day by reducing the visible signs of aging and other imperfections that all of us develop over time.
With Valentine’s Day only weeks away, the time to make yourself look great is now. At World-renowned aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso offers several quick, safe, and effective treatment options at his Miami clinic that can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence in time for that romantic evening with your significant other.
In addition to roses and chocolate, consider these four treatments as gifts to yourself for Valentine’s Day:
Dermal fillers, the second most popular injectable cosmetic treatment after Botox, work by plumping facial features to combat volume loss that is a natural part of the aging process and a primary reason why wrinkles develop.
As with Botox, we inject dermal fillers into the skin. Unlike Botox, however, dermal fillers tend to address issues in the lower two-thirds of the face, adding volume to facial features such as the cheeks, lips, and chin.
Dr. Busso offers a range of dermal filler treatment options, including:
- Juvéderm Voluma
- Juvéderm Volbella
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Defyne
- Sculptra Aesthetic®
- Silikon™ 1000
Dermal fillers typically remain in the skin for six to 18 months. They work by attracting water to the injection site and increasing collagen production at and around the treatment area. In combination with the filler itself, these effects increase the volume of the area under the skin, stretching the skin and thus reducing and fading wrinkles.
Dark Circle Reduction
Chemical peels can be extremely effective at reducing dark circles around the eyes. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to reveal fresh, smoother skin that hasn’t been damaged by the sun, wind, or other elements. One of the three main types of chemical peels Dr. Busso administers involves the use of trichloroacetic acid (TCA). TCA peels can rejuvenate the skin below the eyes and reduce the prominence of the dark circles that appear under our eyes as we age.
HydraFacial is a multi-step facial treatment that immediately brightens the skin and rids it of dead skin cells and impurities. This revolutionary and increasingly popular procedure is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its effectiveness at reducing fine lines and visible pores, improving the skin’s texture and firmness, and minimizing the appearance of blackheads and other imperfections. At the same time, HydraFacial treatment hydrates and moisturizes skin with cleansing serums made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. HydraFacial is soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating, more like a spa treatment than a medical procedure, even for folks with sensitive skin.
Thirty minutes is all it takes for a HydraFacial treatment. No preparation is needed before the procedure, and you can get back to your normal activities and even put on cosmetics right after you’re done.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation is a safe, noninvasive procedure that uses high-energy pulses of light to reduce the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging while tightening and lifting the skin for a younger and fuller appearance. It is effective at addressing brown spots, sun damage, rosacea, and dark circles among many other facial imperfections.
The physician uses a precision handpiece to apply short bursts of laser light to the treatment area. You may feel some brief discomfort or a warming sensation around the area where the laser we use the laser, but we also continually apply cool air to the skin to offset any such effects.
In most cases, we will apply the laser to the treatment area more than once, usually three times each session. Depending on the scope of the area we are treating as well as the condition of the skin, a session will usually be 30 minutes to an hour long.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Schedule Your Pre-Valentine’s Day Treatment
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you put your best face forward before Valentine’s Day, book your consultation with Coconut Grove | Miami Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso today by calling our office at 305-857-0144.