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By Stone Oak Dermatology
March 25, 2019
Tags: Juvederm  

Are you looking for a simple cosmetic treatment that will take years off your appearance?

Have you started to notice certain lines and wrinkles in your face whenever you look in the mirror? Are these wrinkles making you feel a botoxlittle self-conscious about getting older? Don’t worry—you aren’t alone! Fortunately, our San Antonio, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, offers Juvederm, a non-invasive and non-surgical option for boosting volume and reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and superficial scars. Read on to learn more!


How does Juvederm work?

Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already naturally occurring within the body but decreases with age. As a result, certain areas of the face such as the cheeks lose volume. Fortunately, by administering Juvederm to these areas, our San Antonio dermatologist can smooth away lines and wrinkles from the nose, mouth, and chin, while also plumping up the regions that have lost volume.


What are the benefits of Juvederm?

Unlike Botox, which can take a couple of days to see the full results, results with Juvederm are instant. That means that you’ll already be able to see a difference in the plumpness and smoothness of your skin once you leave our office! Along with smoothing away the lines, wrinkles, and creases of the face, Juvederm also has the ability to plump up thin lips. You’ll enjoy both of these results for up to six months or more and if you love the way you look with Juvederm you can come back in for maintenance injections.


Interested? Give us a call!

Are you interested in getting Juvederm from our San Antonio office? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this quick cosmetic treatment? If so, call Stone Oak Dermatology today at (210) 494-0504 to schedule a consultation with us!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
April 03, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Juvederm  

Aging happens to everyone. However, the side effects of aging, like sagging facial skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, do not have to drag your juvedermself-esteem down. Thanks to dermal fillers like Juvederm, you can renew your appearance, and feel great about the way you look. Find out more about Juvederm with Dr. Linda Banta at her dermatology practice in San Antonio, TX.

What causes the skin to age?
As the skin ages, it loses elasticity and begins to wrinkle and sag. This happens to the skin naturally, but the process is exacerbated by outside elements like sun damage and lifestyle choices such as tobacco use. Exercising can improve circulation, helping to prevent aging. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, so cutting down on the amount you drink can prevent the side effects of aging as well. Keeping the skin moisturized and using a daily moisturizing cream is also a way to slow down the aging process.

What can Juvederm do for me?
Juvederm is a dermal filler which, when injected into the facial tissues, adds volume to the area, plumping the skin and providing a more youthful appearance. Juvederm works best when applied to the apples of the cheeks, lips, and fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm itself is made from Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and helps move nutrients to the skin to stay moisturized and soft. Juvederm also contains lidocaine, a numbing agent which minimize discomfort during the treatment process.

Juvederm Dermal Fillers in San Antonio, TX
The procedure for Juvederm is short, only about 15 minutes, and takes place right in your dermatologist’s office. You will lie on an examination table and your doctor will use a super-thin needle to inject Juvederm into the facial tissues. Most patients report feeling a pinch, but no pain during their injections. After your treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, but there is no downtime after Juvederm sessions. Simply return to work or school after your treatment without worrying about recovery times or taking it easy. However, you may want to avoid the sun and exercising for the first 24 hours or so after your treatment.

For more information on Juvederm or other cosmetic dermatological treatments, please contact Dr. Linda Banta at her dermatology practice in San Antonio, TX. Call (210) 494-0504 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Banta today!

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs and expectations.   

Visit our practice for a successful diagnosis and treatment for excess hair and experience the long-lasting results available with laser hair removal.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
February 25, 2015
Tags: Juvederm  

JuvedermImprove skin tone and reduce wrinkles with one cosmetic treatment.

Let’s face it—we're all looking for ways to look younger. Perhaps you’ve purchased one facial product after the next just hoping to see visibly younger results. Perhaps you’ve finally started putting on sunscreen in an effort to protect your already sun-damaged skin. However, if you are truly looking to get more radiant, youthful skin, you don’t need to opt for painful, time-consuming cosmetic procedures and invasive surgeries. Now your San Antonio, TX dermatologist can give you the appearance you want with one simple treatment.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a series of injectable dermal fillers that use a chemical known as hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines, and to increase firmness and volume in the skin. This product has been FDA approved to temporarily offer smoother, tighter skin.

What does Juvederm treat?

Juvederm is approved to reduce the appearance of facial lines and folds, particularly wrinkles around the mouth and nose.

What should I expect when I see my San Antonio dermatologist for Juvederm treatments?

This series of injections only takes a couple minutes to perform. You may experience a slight pinch as the needles are injected into the skin; however, we typically use a topical numbing cream prior to the injections to reduce any discomfort you may feel. You may experience some redness, tenderness or swelling near the injection sites afterwards. These symptoms tend to be very minor and will go away within a few days.

When will I see my results? How long will my results last?

Unlike with other injectable treatments like Botox, you will see results immediately with Juvederm. Once any side effects disappear you will be left with your final result. These results tend to last anywhere from 9 months to a year.

How many Juvederm treatments can I get?

For those looking to maintain their results with Juvederm you can continue to get subsequent treatments. Most patients will opt for repeat treatments about 9 months after their first set of injections. Talk to your San Antonio dermatologist about how often you should come in for treatment to keep your new look.

To find out more about Juvederm and whether it’s right for you, then call your San Antonio, TX dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, MD. Let Stone Oak Dermatology enhance your appearance with Juvederm.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
December 02, 2014
Tags: Juvederm   Laugh Lines   Wrinkles  
Lady With Smooth SkinWho doesn’t love to laugh? Laughing really can do wonders for our mental and even physical well-being; however, we don’t often want the proof to remain on our face. While we enjoy those moments that make us laugh we don’t enjoy the laugh lines it leaves behind. If you are dealing with wrinkles around your nose and mouth that make you feel self-conscious, Juvederm in San Antonio is a non-surgical way to enhance your features while reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that treats lines and wrinkles of the face.

What does Juvederm treat?

Juvederm targets moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth (also known as laugh lines or marionette lines). Juvederm has also been clinically tested and works on all skin types.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Using a thin needle, your San Antonio dermatologist will inject the Juvederm filler into the wrinkles and facial folds you are looking to target. This filler will add volume to the treatment area to smooth away any wrinkles and lines.

What are the benefits of Juvederm?

The biggest and most obvious benefit is that you’ll have younger-looking skin that boasts fewer wrinkles. Also, this treatment offers instant results, unlike other cosmetic treatments like Botox that may take weeks to fully notice a change.
You can also get natural-looking results without needing cosmetic surgery. That’s what makes Juvederm a great option. Plus, most Juvederm treatments can be administered in only 15 minutes, making your office visit brief.

How long do the results last? Can I have repeat treatments?

Most patients experience more youthful skin for about a year after their treatment. However, touch-up injections are often recommended in order to maintain your new look. However, less filler will be necessary for these repeat treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are possible with any treatment; however, most of these side effects are mild and will go away in a couple of days. Some side effects include redness, tenderness near the injection site, itching, lumps, and bruising.
If you’re looking to give your face a mini makeover without spending tons of time and money, Juvederm can help. Call Stone Oak Dermatology today to find out more or to schedule your next appointment.