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Defy age without surgery

07/22/2014

Ever wish you could turn back the clock on your complexion? Fortunately, you don’t have to hop into a souped-up DeLorean to make it happen. If you saw Back to the Future in the movie theater (or dropped your kids off to watch it) our Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is your skin’s best friend. 

Our clinic is a highly specialized, state-of-the-art center offering the most effective anti-aging, skin rejuvenation and aesthetic therapies. Provided by board-certified dermatologists, these elective treatments can help you defy age—all without surgery, or time machines. To learn which therapy is right for you, call 617-636-0156.

THERAPY NAME

WHAT IT TREATS

AT WHAT AGE

HOW IT WORKS

HOW LONG IT LASTS

THE OUCH FACTOR

VI Peels

Acne breakouts and scars

Discoloration and hyper pigmentation from Melasma

Age spots, rosacea and damaged skin

Fine lines and wrinkles

Teens through adults

Improves skin tone, texture and clarity for all skin types

2-4 procedures every 4 weeks.

Quickly refreshes the skin texture, with little downtime

After initial 2-4 procedures, maintenance once or twice a year

Virtually no pain due to numbing agent

Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox®)

Fine lines around forehead and wrinkles around eyes (crow’s feet)

30s and up

Relaxes the tense muscles of facial expression and reduces the deep lines from facial movements.

Muscular relaxation occurs gradually over 2 weeks

3-6 months

Possible brief redness at injection site; otherwise little to no pain

Dermal Fillers (Perlane®; Restylane®)

Moderate to severe wrinkles

Cheeks/Folds

Lips

30s and up

Hyaluronic acid, the building block of normal healthy skin,  is replenished into the face, adding fullness and volume. Instantly removes deep frown lines.

4-6 months

Virtually no pain due to numbing agent

Sculptra® Aesthetic

For deep wrinkles and folds, particularly loss of volume over the cheeks

30s and up

 Poly-L-lactic acid stimulates the body’s own production of collagen to build volume and add fullness. May take 3 to 4 treatments once a month.

Over 2 years

Painless procedure with long lasting effect