At our clinic in Norwich, Vermont we offer three primary services:
- Facial Rejuvenation with Botox Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers
- Non-Surgical Body Sculpting with the EXILIS machine
- Athenique Ageless Skincare
All three help you to look rejuvenated, refreshed and recharged. People will notice, but think that you may have just returned from a relaxing vacation or that you have lost some weight or that you “just look great”.
Our treatments are designed for the person who wants to age beautifully. The three treatment types can be used individually or in combination. We invite you to have a complimentary consultation so we can review your desires. We can then explain and plan the best way to help you achieve your goal of ageing beautifully.
We offer Botox treatment for wrinkles, Juvederm for deeper folds and Exilis for skin tightening and fat melting. We also sell lotions, potions and supplements that will help you continue to look good.
The word Aesthetic means the appreciation of beauty. Obviously, everyone has his/her own idea of what beauty is. This office wants you to look “really good ” for whatever age you are. We aim for subtle non-remarkable changes, NEVER a face lift look! Having you look refreshed, relaxed and revitalized after a visit here is our goal.
The same muscles that animate your face, over decades cause wrinkles in the skin they move. Birthdays and gravity cause faces to sag and crease in on themselves. Thus, in order to rejuvenate a face, we must make certain muscles stop pulling on the skin and put in substance to re-inflate, so to speak, a sagging face. This is how we do it ……
First we look at your face together. What bothers you the most? Is it those vertical lines between your eyebrows, caused by frowning? Is it the horizontal lines across your forehead from pulling up your brows? Do the webs of smile lines outside your eyes perturb you the most? For lines made by muscle motion, we can de-activate the muscle by injecting Botox (the trade name for botulinum toxin) into the muscles causing the lines. It takes 3-4 days for the Botox to have its effect on the muscle. It works by preventing the nerve signal from getting to the muscle to tell it to contract. The injections are given every 3-4 months so the muscles never get a chance to reactivate, or regain their strength. Eventually, Botox touch-ups are needed every 6-10 months. The lines will fade over time. For very deep wrinkles, a dermal filler may need to be placed in the line itself to fully blur it away. My goal is to leave your face still full of movement and expression, but not with pronounced lines.
What is done for deep folds in the face, like the lines from nose to mouth, so wonderfully named parentheses in the Juvederm ads? These, as well as marionette lines, the lines down from the corners of the mouth, are softened by adding dermal (meaning skin) fillers. We use fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring, major component of skin and eyes. This natural compound can even be dissolved away if you are not happy with the result. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restalyn last up to 8-10 months depending on your metabolism. When placed in your tissue these fillers also stimulate your body to make more tissue to support your skin again. If you have had cold sores in the area that we want to treat, please tell me because you need to take anti-viral pills before we treat you to prevent an outbreak!
Another annoyance from birthday accumulation is changes in the lips and mouth area. The distance from the base of the nose to the top of the lip line lengthens as the upper lip deflates and turns in. Doesn’t this seem awful? Not only that, but vertical etchings appear at the lip margin, even if you never smoked. Certain deep vertical lines can be individually filled with dermal filler, and volume replacement in the nose to lip area can smooth out a lot of lighter lines. The lips themselves can be plumped so the upper lip regains its Cupid’s bow. It is these more subtle treatments that can really enhance your face. Subtle as the changes are, they make your face look much more relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. It is a good idea to replenish your filler before it is totally gone, so you continue to always look good