Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Services for Women
The Vantage Urologic Institute is pleased to offer a variety of rejuvenation and aesthetic services to help you look and feel your best. Women are increasingly benefiting from a range of highly effective and minimally invasive treatments that require little to no downtime while helping them look better, feel younger, and more confident.
The rejuvenation and aesthetic services our patients request most often include:
Many women are faced with the common effects of aging including facial wrinkles, creases and folds, thin or flat lips, and hollow areas under the eyes, temples and cheeks. Fortunately, there are numerous injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers available to instantly reverse the signs of aging.
These non-surgical treatments work in various ways to provide volume and lift to targeted problem areas — smoothing out wrinkles and lines, plumping flat lips, and correcting hollow areas. Today’s injectables have the power to provide complete facial rejuvenation, giving patients a more fresh and relaxed appearance.
Injectable treatments are fast and relatively painless, requiring little to no recovery time. In fact, many of our patients complete a full treatment during their lunch hour. Injectables are also less expensive compared to traditional cosmetic surgery. The combination of no down time and minimal cost makes injectable treatments a great alternative to surgery for correcting the effects of aging. Types of injectables:
Neurotoxins — Neuromuscular toxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are used for smoothing deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. These injectables are derived from a family of neurotoxins that prevent nerve signals in muscles from contracting; they relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. The positive effects of treatment by neuromuscular-based injectables usually lasts between 3 and 6 months.
Dermal Fillers — Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or Sculptra provide volume to soften folds or fill in hollows that develop in the face over time. They are extremely popular treatments because they offer instant effects, no downtime, and very little discomfort. The effects of dermal fillers usually last between 4 and 6 months.
Kybella — Kybella is a first in class revolutionary treatment to better define the jawline and eliminate fullness under the chin (double chin). Patients are thrilled with this completely non-surgical, scar-free treatment to address this area. The results are long-lasting and the fat that is removed is permanent. Treatment comprises of small injections of the Kybella medication under the chin. The active ingredient of Kybella is a naturally occurring compound deoxycholic acid that breaks down unwanted fat. Gradual reduction in fullness of the under chin and jawline area occurs in the following weeks to months.
Micro-needling with Growth Factors — Over time, the skin naturally begins to develop wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and textural irregularities. With micro-needling, patients can jumpstart the body’s natural healing process and correct these aesthetic imperfections. This treatment also incorporates the rejuvenating potential of growth factors to further encourage the body’s healing potential.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that involves excessive sweating — under the arms, on the hands, and feet, or on the forehead. Severe hyperhidrosis often goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and untreated due to lack of awareness. Botox can treat hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. Botox for hyperhidrosis has a very high satisfaction rate and results typically last 7-9 months to significantly decrease or inhibit sweat and odor in the treated areas. Most commonly treated areas include underarms, palms, scalp, forehead, and soles.
Hair loss in women is similar to hair loss in men and is usually first noticed by the widening of the hair part. This condition usually begins to develop after menopause, although it can develop even earlier in some cases. It can lead to thinning or complete hair loss on the head.
Low-level laser light therapy — Low-level laser light therapy is a popular form of treatment for hair loss. The method has shown promise for the stimulation and regeneration of hair follicles. Approved as safe and effective as a hair loss treatment by the FDA, laser stimulation changes the way nutrients get absorbed into hair follicles, supporting the chemistry that produces more effective hair growth.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — Platelet-rich plasma therapy is showing exceptional results for some patients, especially those in the early stages of hair loss. While the effectiveness of PRP treatment for hair loss is not yet well-documented, PRP therapy has been used successfully for years to treat sports injuries, and it is showing significant efficacy in facial cosmetic treatments.
PRP is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and its associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their organic and biologically-determined ratios. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors in PRP — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
Platelets are extremely powerful because they release growth factors that regulate the healing cascade by signaling surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue.
The procedure involves drawing a patient’s blood and subsequently concentrating it so that it contains up to 10 times the normal level of platelets, then injecting the concentrated plasma into the scalp. Growth factors carried in platelets aid the reactivation of the thinning, underproductive hair follicles.
A healthy sex life is very important, as research has shown that it provides great benefits to the mind and body. Yet, as high as 43% of women, are reportedly suffering from various sexual dysfunctions such as poor lubrication, painful intercourse and inability to achieve orgasm.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — Platelet-rich plasma vaginal rejuvenation therapy is a relatively new treatment for female sexual dysfunction that uses a patient’s own plasma that is highly concentrated with platelets.
To prepare PRP therapy, a small sample of blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet-rich component is then injected into an area near the clitoris and into the area of the upper vagina that is most important for the sexual response. To make the process painless, a numbing cream is first applied to the areas, 10 – 20 minutes before the injection.
The result of this therapy can dramatically increase sensitivity and improved sexual health. For some women, it can also give them relief from urinary stress incontinence. Improvement in sexual sensation and function is usually noticed between 3 to 6 weeks after treatment and may last up to one year.
Contact a Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Specialist
The skilled doctors at the Vantage Urologic Institute are leaders in rejuvenation and aesthetic services. If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options, please call for a consultation today, (352) 861-2115.