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Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?

Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer dermal fillers, one of today’s most popular age-defying and skin rejuvenation procedures. The minimally invasive treatments effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles and correct age-related volume loss, all without the need for surgery. You can restore your skin’s youthful appearance after just one session, with dramatic results lasting for months!

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

As the years go by, the fat surrounding the cheekbones begins to deteriorate, and the collagen that helps the skin retain its shape starts breaking down, resulting in loss of volume and definition. The skin starts losing its elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop.

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. It helps keep the tissues hydrated while playing a role in transporting nutrients to the skin and increasing its strength and elasticity. As the body ages, hyaluronic acid becomes less abundant, leading to a noticeable loss of volume and structure. 

Dermal fillers combat the tell-tale signs of aging using hyaluronic-based formulas that, when injected underneath the skin’s surface using fine needles, immediately soften your fine lines and creases and correct volume loss. They can virtually erase multiple types of wrinkles, including marionette lines, smile lines, corner lines, and lip lines. Dermal fillers can also plump thin lips, smooth out the forehead, and improve the appearance of sagging skin or scars.

Our hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to two years, depending on your treatment area, your skin condition, your age, and your lifestyle. With periodic touch-ups, you can enjoy a healthier, more youthful appearance for many years to come!

Are Dermal Fillers Safe? 

Dermal fillers come with minimal risk of serious side effects. Some patients experience mild redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. However, these temporary side effects resolve soon without intervention. 

Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

Some differences in our fillers mean they work better for different aesthetic purposes. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will evaluate the areas requiring treatment and determine the appropriate filler to achieve your goals. She may recommend using fillers in conjunction with other age-defying and skin rejuvenating procedures to deliver results you love. 

The following are some of the effective and safe dermal fillers we offer right here at our Gilbert, AZ office: 

Restylane – This crystal clear hyaluronic-acid based injectable gel helps plump the skin, enhances the lips, and smooths away wrinkles and folds, including the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth called nasolabial folds. The effects generally last about 6 – 12 months, after which you will require a follow-up treatment to maintain the dramatic results.

  • Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and smoothing out wrinkles around the mouth in adults ages 21 and over.
  • Restylane Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid-based filler FDA-approved to treat the face and hands.
  • Restylane Refyne helps soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines).
  • Restylane Defyne effectively smoothes out deep laugh lines.

BELOTERO BALANCE – This hyaluronic-based injectable gel temporarily smooths out and fills in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds along with moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around the lips and mouth.

JUVÉDERM – This natural, biosynthetic hyaluronic acid is not animal-based, meaning there is no fear of allergic reactions. It helps replace hyaluronic acid loss in aging skin, revitalizing its appearance. JUVÉDERM helps correct volume loss and improves the appearance of lines around the mouth, fine forehead lines, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, acne scars, and other facial scars and wrinkles. 

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC corrects age-related volume loss in adults 21 and over.

Dermal Fillers in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our safe and effective age-defying dermal fillers. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Your plan may include follow-up dermal filler treatments and a skincare regimen for real results that last. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Help! How Do I Get Rid of Acne?

Help! How Do I Get Rid of Acne?

Have you been battling with acne with no end in sight? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer the cutting-edge Forever Clear BBL acne treatment that will leave you with clear, radiant skin in just a few short sessions. You’ll love the incredible results!

Acne Explained

Acne is a skin disorder resulting from hormonal imbalances and external factors affecting the oil glands and hair follicles. In some cases, acne is just a nuisance, with a pimple or two here or there. However, some people experience more severe breakouts, which can be a troubling cosmetic concern. If left untreated, acne can result in visible scarring.

Forever Clear BBL for Clear, Acne-Free Skin

Forever Clear BBL is a groundbreaking acne treatment that harnesses the power of light to effectively and comfortably clear adult and teen acne without the need for creams or medication. BBL brings you the world’s most powerful Intense Pulsed Light or IPL device, delivering light energy deep into the skin to clear acne, stimulate skin cell regeneration, and leave you with clear and healthy skin.

The Forever Clear BBL Three-Step Process

Forever Clear BBL utilizes a unique three-step process not available with other IPLs to virtually erase acne.

  • Step 1: The device’s powerful blue BBL light will eliminate acne-causing bacteria deep down in the pores, right at the source.
  • Step 2: The yellow BBL light will treat your skin to reduce inflammation and acne-associated redness, revealing healthy, luminous skin.
  • Step 3: The last step involves treatment with SkinTyte II, using infrared light in rapid, gentle pulses to trigger the body’s natural healing process, delivering astounding results.

What Sets Forever Clear BBL Apart?

Forever Clear BBL is a fast, effective, comfortable, and safe FDA cleared treatment that targets acne deep within the skin. It offers acne relief for men and women of all ages. The device can treat any area acne is found, typically on the face, neck, and back. The non-invasive procedure is virtually painless, with no downtime required.

What Should You Expect During Your Forever Clear BBL Treatment?

We will provide you with special shields or glasses to protect your eyes. The procedure can take as little as 15 minutes to complete, depending on your treatment area and unique needs. You will not require a local anesthetic; however, we may apply some to more sensitive areas. While you may feel a warm sensation when the light targets your treatment areas, the procedure is comfortable, with virtually no pain.

What Should You Expect After Your Forever Clear BBL Treatment?

After treatment, you may experience mild redness that should resolve within a few hours. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing sunscreen to protect your treated skin. Please follow the aftercare instructions that Dr. Garcia provides until your skin heals, typically within a week from the procedure.

What Are the Expected Results?

Results may vary from person to person. Some patients report visible results in as little as three treatments done every other week, and improvement continuing over the next few months. The number of treatment sessions will depend on the location and severity of your acne outbreak. As the Forever Clear BBL works its magic, the acne will slowly fade away, and the treated areas of your skin will look clearer and smoother.

Acne Solutions in Gilbert, AZ

Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our Forever Clear BBL acne solution. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a fully customized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Your plan may include follow-up BBL treatments and a skincare regimen for real results that last. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Microneedling 101

Microneedling 101

Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem, a next-generation medical aesthetic procedure that promotes natural skin revitalization and renewal. The gentle alternative to laser skin resurfacing delivers smoother and younger-looking skin, while virtually eliminating any pain, discomfort, or downtime! The anti-aging procedure will restore your skin’s youthful glow, leaving it looking and feeling better than ever!

What Is the SkinStylus MicroSystem and How Does It Work?

The SkinStylus MicroSystem works by creating numerous micro-channels in the skin using disposable Biolock needle cartridges. That triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen production and the remodeling of the treatment area. The mechanical creation of micro-channels does not require the use of heat, thermal energy, or chemicals, virtually eliminating post-treatment sensitivity and downtime, while achieving astounding results. Moreover, the micro-channels allow for better penetration of skincare products, providing the necessary nutrients to rapidly improve your skin’s appearance.

What Conditions Can Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem Improve?

Microneedling is safe for use on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. The anti-aging, skin resurfacing procedure effectively improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, melasma, pigmentation issues, scars from surgery or trauma, and stretch marks, while improving the skin’s tone and texture. You’ll love your smooth, clear, and rejuvenated appearance!

What Sets Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem Apart?

Microneedling is an effective anti-aging and skin resurfacing option that draws on the body’s natural healing response, delivering dramatic results with minimal pain or discomfort. The revolutionary SkinStylus MicroSystem can be used safely on all skin types. You will enjoy a youthful glow that you can’t get from home treatments or other cosmetic products.

The SkinStylus MicroSystem is the only device that offers a seven-step safety system that prevents cross-contamination between patients and incorporates the patent-pending Biolock cartridge. Your safety is always our top priority!

What Can You Expect During and After the Procedure?

After numbing your skin with a topical anesthetic cream for your comfort, we will apply the automated MicroPen over the treatment area creating micro “injuries” in the skin to trigger your body’s healing response and promote collagen production. Next, we will apply a booster serum to your skin, which can be effectively absorbed thanks to the micro-channels created.

Most patients resume their daily activities right after treatment. You may notice some redness and swelling right after the procedure. However, these side effects should soon subside, leaving you with incredible skin rejuvenating results.

What Are the Expected Results?

Results may vary from person to person. However, most patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin right after treatment. You should begin to see visibly rejuvenated skin after your second treatment session and achieve maximal benefit after 4-6 sessions. We typically recommend 1-2 maintenance treatments per year to continue to enjoy optimal results.

Microneedling in Gilbert, AZ

Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about microneedling, the anti-aging and skin rejuvenating treatment that will leave your skin looking and feeling its best. Are you ready to love the skin you’re in? Call us and schedule your life-changing appointment today!

What You Need to Know About Droopy Eyelids

What You Need to Know About Droopy Eyelids

Are you in search of a solution to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer eyelid lifts, also known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified and highly experienced Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, utilizes cutting-edge surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver dramatic results. You’ll love your new youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

All About Droopy Eyelids

Time and gravity have an effect on us all when it comes to the skin and muscles, including those of the eyelids. One cause of droopy eyelids is dermatochalasis, which develops when the skin and muscle stretch causing too large of a fold which can then “flop over” the lashes and upper lid edge. This creates a shadow on your vision and you must then rely on lifting your brows to raise the skin fold up off of your lashes.   Another cause of droopy lids is blepharoptosis, or ptosis.  Ptosis usually develops when the levator muscles, the muscles that lift the eyelids, stretch and weaken over time. The weaker the levator muscles, the harder it is to keep the eyes open.  While age is usually the culprit with dermatochalasis and ptosis, medical conditions such as eye injuries, surgery or nerve damage can leave the eyelids drooping and sagging. Genetics also play a big role in how your eyelids age.  Whatever the cause, droopy eyelids not only impact one’s appearance but can also limit or interfere with vision.

Blepharoplasty/Ptosis Repair: The Droopy Eyelids Solution

An eyelid lift involves removing excess skin and fat pads above the eyelid creases. The procedure results in your eyes looking younger and more vibrant while eliminating vision problems.

So, what happens during the procedure? Upper eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia for your comfort. Dr. Garcia will make a small incision hidden within the natural fold of the eyelid. She will extend the incision as far outward as possible to address any extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper eyelid. Next, she will remove any excess skin, a small strip of muscle, and small pockets of fat. If you are also having a ptosis repair, your eyelid lifting muscles are tightened at this point. Dr. Garcia will conclude the procedure by contouring the upper eyelid and reshaping it for a more youthful and rested appearance.

What Should You Expect During Recovery?

Following your eyelid lift, you will need to cover your eyes intermittently with cold gauze for a few days, and you’ll need to sleep in an elevated position. You may have temporary blurry eyesight, which is no cause for alarm. Pain medication, other than Tylenol, is normally not needed following eyelid surgery.

Patients often experience bruising or swelling, which typically subsides within seven to ten days after the eyelid lift. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities in about a week. The incision should begin to heal within one to two weeks, with complete healing taking place over a few months. Once the healing is complete, you’ll enjoy dramatic, long-lasting results!

Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Candidates for blepharoplasty are generally patients that are 30 years old or older, non-smokers, in good health, and those with no other eye conditions. Talk to Dr. Garcia if you have eye problems such as glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina, or if you have thyroid disorders, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease to determine if an eyelid lift is right for you.

Droopy Eyelid Solutions in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about eyelid lifts for a refreshed and youthful appearance. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a fully personalized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Are you ready to look and feel your best? Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Achieve the Summertime Glow with HydraFacial

Achieve the Summertime Glow with HydraFacial

Have you been longing for clear, smooth, and radiant skin? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyethetics is proud to offer the revolutionary HydraFacial that will leave your skin looking and feeling better than ever! We invite you to achieve your summertime glow with our rejuvenating and hydrating treatment!

HydraFacial: The Secret to Flawless Skin

Hydration is the foundation of beautiful, healthy skin. In as little as 30 minutes, our invigorating HydraFacial will gently remove dead skin cells, extract impurities, and bathe your skin with serums that cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize. The soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating facial delivers immediate, dramatic results.

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HALO™: A Complete Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

HALO™: A Complete Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

With time, the body’s natural aging process and repeated sun exposure can rob your skin of its youthful appearance. Previous lasers were not effective at eliminating this damage, because the treatments were either too shallow or too deep. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer the Halo Hybrid Laser Resurfacing system, which erases years of damage by targeting the right depth of your skin with precision. It’s true. You can enjoy radiant, youthful skin once again!.

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Get Ultra-Smooth Skin for Summer

How To Get Ultra-Smooth Skin for Summer

Are you tired of dealing with tweezing, shaving, and painful waxing, only to have your unwanted hair grow out as fast as you remove it? If so, we, at Desert Eyesthetics, have the solution for you. We are proud to offer Forever Bare BBL, the safest and most comfortable hair removal system that will leave you ready for summer with ultra-smooth, hair-free skin!

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The Benefits of Semi-Permanent Makeup

The Benefits of Semi-Permanent Makeup

Are you in search of a cosmetic solution to boost the natural beauty of your eyebrows or lashes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We, at Desert Eyesthetics, are proud to offer semi-permanent makeup options, including microblading and microshading. We also offer lash lifts and tints for beautiful, luscious lashes. You’ll love the incredible results!

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5 Procedures You Can Get During Your Lunch Break

5 Procedures You Can Get During Your Lunch Break

At Desert Eyesthetics, we understand how busy life can be, and are proud to offer quick and easy lunchtime cosmetic procedures that deliver real results. You’ll be amazed at how rejuvenated and refreshed your skin feels with virtually no discomfort or downtime.

Here are five popular procedures you can get during your lunch break:

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Is an Eyelid Lift Right for You?

Is an Eyelid Lift Right For You?

Are you in search of ways to refresh and rejuvenate saggy, baggy or wrinkled eyelids? If so, you may want to consider an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, uses the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver dramatic results. You’ll love your new rested, youthful, and vibrant appearance.

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