Dr. Beth Comeau specializes in Facial Rejuvenation utilizing a multi-faceted approach. Dr. Comeau evaluates each individual, takes time to understand what it is they are looking to achieve and develops a plan to maximize overall results. Often when treatments are combined, we see the best results. Facial Rejuvenation services from Dr. Comeau include Wrinkle Reduction, Skin Resurfacing, Lip & Cheek Augmentation, Facial Lifting, Skin Tightening and Double Chin Reduction. Read about each below.
As with any aesthetic treatment, individual results may vary. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Comeau to learn more.
As we age, we begin to see lines and wrinkles that tell the world that we’re not as young as we used to be! These lines and wrinkles are caused by a few factors, including a reduction in collagen production, sun damage and the contracting and relaxing of facial muscles. While we cannot stop aging, there are a few things we can do to reduce lines and wrinkles and help prevent future skin damage.
Facial Muscle Relaxation with Botox Cosmetic & Dysport
Several areas of the face are prone to getting wrinkles due to the constant use of facial muscles. When we smile, our cheeks tense and cause crow’s feet around the eyes, and nasolabial (smile) lines around the mouth. When we furrow our brows, lines appear between the eyebrows. When we squint, we see “bunny lines” on the side of the nose. In our youth, a high production of collagen in the skin keeps these lines at bay. As we age and collagen production decreases, these lines and wrinkles appear more prevalent.
Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are used to relax facial muscles, thus relaxing the lines caused by the use of those muscles. Done properly, Botox and Dysport offer excellent result in the softening of a variety of facial lines including lines on the forehead, between the brows, around the eyes, on the sides of the nose, and even on vertical lip lines. Dr. Comeau is highly skilled in the administration of Botox and Dysport, offering her patients beautiful results.
When it comes to more stubborn wrinkles, muscle relaxation with Botox or Dysport might not be the only, or the most effective treatment. On the face, a reduction in collagen gives way to volume loss, appearing in the form of nasolabial folds (smile or laugh lines), deep brow lines and vertical lip lines. Not all dermal fillers are created equal. Different products offer different levels of ‘density’ to treat different areas. Dr. Comeau uses several different dermal filler products including Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, Sculptra Aesthetic, Restylane and Radiesse. At your consultation, Dr. Comeau will evaluate your skin and the areas you wish to have treated and recommend the product that is right for you.
Skin Care Products that Aid in Wrinkle Reduction
Taking care of your skin with quality skin care products is paramount in helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and helping to prevent future lines and wrinkles. Additionally, quality skin care products can help enhance other skin treatments and procedures. Dr. Comeau carries several quality skin care products including Obagi Skin Care, EltaMD, and Environ.
Facial skin is almost always exposed to the elements, and is therefore particularly susceptible to damage that causes age spots, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Additionally, skin conditions such as acne and rosacea can make skin appear rough and uneven. Through skin resurfacing, we can combat sun damage, acne scarring and rosacea. Dr. Comeau offers several skin resurfacing treatments, as well as skin care products that can help.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Comeau offers several laser skin resurfacing treatments including CO2 Laser Resurfacing, BBL/IPL Laser Treatments, and Microlaser Peels. CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a procedure that goes deep into the skin and does come with some downtime, however patients have seen amazing results in skin tone improvement, wrinkle reduction, acne scar reduction and even stimulation of their own collagen. BBL/IPL Laser Treatments are less invasive and come with little to no downtime. These treatments are effective in improving skin tone, reducing age spots and helping to reduce the redness associated with rosacea. Microlaser Peels are minimally invasive and are done primarily to remove the outermost layer of the skin for a simple ‘refresh’. Not all skin tones and types are ideal for laser treatments. Dr. Comeau meets with patients to evaluate their needs and assess whether they are a candidate for laser skin treatments.
Skin Care Products that Aid in Skin Resurfacing
In addition to laser treatments to give skin a more youthful, smooth appearance, there are also skin care products that can aid in skin resurfacing, and enhance the results of other skin resurfacing treatments. Dr. Comeau carries Obagi skin care products, which used in conjunction with prescription Tretinol, can remove dead skin cells, uncovering the fresh, more youthful looking skin underneath.
Lip & Cheek Augmentation
Some of us are born with beautiful, full lips and fabulous cheekbones, some of us aren’t. If you are less than blessed in those areas, dermal fillers can help. Innovations in dermal filler products have enabled physicians to offer natural looking results when it comes to lip enhancement and cheek augmentation. For cheeks, products like Juvederm Voluma XC work well to plump cheeks that either you weren’t born with, or those have been diminished through collagen loss due to age or weight loss. Due to the delicate nature and thin skin on lips, different dermal fillers such as Juvederm Volbella, Juveder Ultra XC and Restylane Silk work to plump lips without the appearance of being ‘lumpy’ or overdone.
Dr. Beth Comeau’s approach to using dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation and enhancement is an art form. With an eye for aesthetics, a delicate touch, and years of experience and training, Dr. Comeau’s patients trust her to provide treatments that help them look and feel their best.
When we are young, skin is plump with collagen and taught. As we age, the combination of collagen reduction and diminishing skin elasticity results in skin that sags and wrinkles. Certain areas tend to bother us more than others, such as skin in around the eyes. Innovations in laser technology have produced positive results when it comes to restoring some of the elasticity lost due to aging. Dr. Comeau offers ThermiSmooth for facial skin tightening. To find out if you would be a good candidate for Thermi skin tightening, contact Dr. Comeau for a consultation.
Double Chin Reduction with Kybella
Kybella is a breakthrough treatment for the reduction of the fat under the chin, otherwise known as a ‘double chin’. Kybella the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment to improve submental fullness. Patients generally see results in 2-4 treatments, approximately 1 month apart. To see if you are a good candidate, schedule a Kybella consultation with Dr. Comeau.