Fort Lauderdale, FL
Age With Grace Without Looking Overdone
At Galt Dermatology, we believe in taking a holistic approach to skin care and anti-aging. We aim to offer personalized care and recommendations based on your individual needs and desires. With the wide array of face shapes and structures we do not believe in a one look fits all mentality. Dr. Villacorta is specialty trained to assess each patient's facial structure and skin health and provide tailored recommendations that will lead to a natural and youthful appearance without looking overdone.
Conditions We Treat
- Dermal Fillers for Deep Lines
- Double Chin
- Dull Skin
- Excessive Underarm Sweating
- Collagen Loss
- Facial Contouring and Jaw Slimming
- Fine Lines and Wrinkle Smoothing
- Gummy Smile
- Hand Rejuvenation
- Sagging Jawline
- Short Eyelashes
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Thin Lips
- Under Eye Bags and Circles
- Volume Loss
- Weak Chin
THE WRINKLE RELAXERS
Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau)
Uses: Wrinkles, Frown lines, Aging skin, Crow’s feet, Excessive sweating, Wrinkle prevention
How it works?
Our faces are made of multiple small muscles that control our facial movements. Over time, repetitive use of these muscles produces wrinkling effects seen on the surface of the skin. Neuromodulators work to soften and eliminate these lines creating a smooth canvas and preventing further lines from forming. Small amounts of the product are injected into the underlying muscle causing the muscle to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Who needs Neuromodulators?
These products can be used for a wide spectrum of ages and for varying effects. In the case of patients in their 20s and 30s, neuromodulators can be used to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This can be done by using a special technique called micro-tox which involves multiple small injections of less product creating a softening look while still allowing the patient to have movement of their facial muscles.
For patients with existing facial wrinkles, neuromodulators will help eliminate fine lines and soften deep wrinkles. For some patients, combination of neuromodulators and fillers might be needed to completely eliminate deep wrinkles.
How long does it last?
After treatment it could take up to a week to see the full results. Usually results last approximately 3-4 months depending on the patient. The longer you do botox, the less wrinkles you will acquire as the muscles will have undergone longer “wrinkle free time”.
How much does it cost?
With Galt Dermatology, cost is determined by the treatment area rather than by the number of units. We take pride in providing personalized treatment plans that suit the patient’s individual needs and desires.
THE VOLUME ENHANCERS
Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra)
Uses: Lip enhancement, Under Eye hollows, Cheek volume, Acne scars, Aging skin, Frown lines, Wrinkles, Scars, Jaw line definition, Hand rejuvenation
How it works?
As we age we naturally lose fat and bone in our faces leading to effects of sagging skin or hollowed out segments of our face. The goal of filler is to recontour the face and ease the transition between facial areas maintaining a youthful and healthy appearance.
Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance throughout our body and skin). Depending on the filler, they can also be made of calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) or poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra). The filler is gently injected into the soft tissue of the face and massaged into the area of interest. Mild bruising and swelling at the injection site can occur often alleviated by applying ice packs to the treatment area after.
Who needs fillers?
Fillers are used for patients with facial volume loss or patients looking to enhance their existing facial structure and contour. Fillers can help lift sagging skin. These products can also be used to plump lips and help correct uneven lip size or shape. Placed properly filler should accentuate the patient’s facial features and give a youthful symmetric appearance.
For those with deep facial wrinkles, fillers might be needed to help fill in the deep lines and even out the skin. Used in conjunction with neuromodulators fillers can help decrease and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Fillers can also be used for pitting acne scars serving the fill in the skin irregularity creating a smooth even surface.
How long does it last?
Some fullness with be visible right away, although this is mostly due to mild temporary swelling. The effect of fillers can be seen within a few days, although it can take up to two weeks to see the full effects. Depending on the type of filler that is used and on the patient’s individual metabolism, effects can last from 6 months to over 1 year. As you continue to use fillers you will notice longer lasting results.