Health & Medicine: Two Quick Tips for Looking Younger

The aesthetic outcome of a given cosmetic procedure can often be enhanced by combining several different techniques to improve the overall result.

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that removes the dry, dead superficial skin layer by an application of natural mineral crystals to the skin at high velocity. This technique is especially effective in the treatment of fine lines and blotchy skin discoloration known as melasma, which is a skin condition that can be caused by sun exposure, birth control pills, pregnancy or estrogen supplements. Microdermabrasion also improves skin texture and color, can reduce small acne scars, enlarged pores and fine wrinkles. This non-surgical procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes, requires no anesthetic, and allows patients to return to work immediately. Typically only very mild pink to redness is noted afterwards and resolves within a few hours. It is recommended that microdermabrasion be repeated at scheduled treatment intervals in order to achieve the optimal benefits.

Botulinum Toxin – Type A, or Botox® Cosmetic, works by weakening selective facial muscles of expression that, over time, induce fur­rows, wrinkles & fine lines Botox® is administered by multiple injections through a very small needle, is virtually painless and requires no anesthetic. Again, there is no down time. The beneficial aesthetic effects are usually apparent within one week and last an average of four months. These two techniques can be used in combination or separately for promoting rejuvenation of the face.

Dr. Veloudios is a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), one of the only approximately 400 surgeons nationally who has received certification for this sub-specialty of ophthalmology. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S), and has published numerous journal articles on various topics in her subspecialty. Dr. Veloudios is an attending surgeon at Cooper University Medical Center, Virtua Memorial Hospital, The Wills Eye Surgical Center and Lourdes Rancocas Hospital.