The Menopausal Center not only treat women’s hormones, but we offer Botox and Dermal Fillers to help women look and feel their best. Many women say that they don’t feel their age. They look in the mirror and realize that they look much older on the outside than they feel on the inside. The effects of aging, combined with the effects of menopause on the skin can be devastating. Women often say that they are treated differently as they age. Many women are in the work force and want to retain a vibrant, energetic look to compete effectively. Women have more confidence when they look their best.
When a woman goes through the change of life, she no longer has estrogen to boost the collagen in the skin. The elastin fibers in the dermis shrink and the top layer of the skin thins. This leads to wrinkles, sagging of the skin, and poor skin tone. The sun damaged skin starts to have more dark spots and the skin can get splotchy and red.
While hormone replacement may help some of these problems, skin health needs to be directly addressed before the changes are permanent. Dr. Hall will work with you on getting your hormones right, but you owe it to yourself to take care of your skin.
What We Offer:
You now can have your annual exam, and Botox at the same visit. Let the scheduler know ahead of time, and we will have the treatment waiting just for you. We offer one stop shopping, to make your life easy!
Dr. Hall has been using Botox for facial wrinkles and Dermal Fillers for volume replacement since 2007. She has12 years of experience and a loyal following.
Botox has been used for the past 15 years with outrageous success and few side effects or complications This focal, or site-specific, paralysis is what smoothes wrinkles and stops spasms. This partial block is important in that you will still be able to smile and wrinkle your forehead, but the muscles will move in a different way. The creases or wrinkles caused by that expression will not worsen and will hopefully go away. Not only can Botox make the crease or wrinkle regress significantly or disappear, it prevents more wrinkles from appearing by redirecting the movement of the facial muscles of expression. The Botox is injected in a conservative way and “frozen face” will not occur.
Although the only FDA approved use for Botox is in the glabella region (between the eyebrows)crow’s feet and lips, there are many off label indications that can offer amazing results. Some of the uses are:
- Horizontal forehead lines that stay at rest
- Crow’s feet from years of smiling or squinting
- The corners of the mouth turning downward, the “lipstick bleed lines”
- Glabella vertical lines on the forehead between the eyes.
Botox treatment with Dr. Hall or Lindsay Spudic, NP can be scheduled as a stand-alone appointment or the procedure can be done along with a regular office visit.
There may be mild pain associated with the injections, but it is well tolerated by patients. The effects of Botox last 4 to 6 months and must be repeated for the same effect. After continually using Botox, the effects last longer and require fewer touch ups.
Most dermal fillers today are made from hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate normally found in the human body. As we age, collagen in the skin is lost and the face tends to droop, forming folds and deep creases in the skin. The dermal filler creates volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. Once injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold, the gel works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to stimulate the skin’ s own collagen production. The effect can be dramatic and immediate.
Areas successfully treated with dermal fillers are the following:
- The nasolabial folds, the deep folds from the bottom corner of the nostril to the corresponding mouth corner
- Downturn of the mouth corners giving the face a sad appearance
- Thinning of the lips associated with aging
- Jowls forming, face falling
- Recessing of the chin
- High cheek bones that have lost volume
Dr. Hall performs all of the treatments herself and take her time in injecting dermal fillers. She is careful to use appropriate anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Appointment are scheduled for one hour. The dermal fillers last about 9 months and a touch-up is then recommended. The longer the product is used, the longer it lasts.
Many procedures are best performed using a combination of Botox with a Dermal Filler. Dr. Hall will review these possibilities with you at your office visit. Just ask….
Healthy skin does not happen overnight. It takes ongoing care and treatment to achieve optimal health and then regular maintenance. Who better to manage your skin problems than your gynecologist who follows you for many personal issues?
“Look as good as you feel.” – Dr. Melinda S. Hall
“Dr. Hall does a great job with dermal fillers. She takes her time and sculpts your face. She has an artist’s eye for detail. I would never see anyone else for these procedures. – PG
Contact our office to learn more about our Menopausal Skin Care services or to make an appointment.