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  • Fat Injections ~ Facial Surgery Costa Rica ~ Facial Injection
    under the skin in the areas were the dermis has begun to lessen and it literally fills out the face giving you a more youthful appearance If you have scarring wrinkling or sagging or are missing some of the plumpness and high contours of your face fat injections are perfect for you Whenever it comes to plastic surgery you need to keep in mind that no procedure will ever provide an ideal aspect to your face The aim of cosmetic treatment is to achieve an improvement to enhance your facial appearance This can help you boost your self confidence and make you feel better about yourself while keeping realistic expectations You must also remember that injected fat may not last as long as other materials do The body slowly absorbs the fat even though the rate of absorption varies from person to person and is hard to predict Generally speaking more than half the injected fat is absorbed six months after the surgery however most patients will retain it permanently If a considerable amount of fat is taken in by the body a second procedure may be necessary to improve the skin imperfections which were trying to be corrected This type of procedure is recommended given that it is completely natural since the fat is taken from the patient s own body and no pre testing is needed to perform the transfer It is a perfect alternative for people who are allergic to bovine collagen and implies minimal discomfort which is easily controlled with certain medications TOP As with every other procedure BetterLooks requires that their patients have a detailed discussion with their plastic surgeon before the surgery is performed By doing your surgery planning both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client s level of satisfaction When speaking with your doctor please feel free to talk openly and to express your doubts as well as your expectations Your surgeon will help determine what isn t or what is possible to accomplish helping you to improve your looks in the best way possible In this initial discussion your doctor will explain all that the surgery implies from where it will be performed the cost of the procedure the risks it may involve the recovery process and every other detail so that you are completely informed All the different aspects of the surgery you are willing to undertake must be extremely clear to you Make sure to ask your doctor concerning the diverse details that the surgery entails For example you should know if you should stop taking certain medications or if you will need to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time period before your surgery It may be possible that you will need to wash your face constantly before your operation or you might need to stop taking certain vitamins Having a good communication with your surgeon at all times will help increase your level of satisfaction therefore please

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  • Chemical Peel Costa Rica - Skin Treatment - Cosmetic Surgery
    Peel alpha hydroxy acid Alpha Hydroxy Acids AHA are exfoliants derived from fruit and milk sugars such as glycolic acid produced from sugar cane and lactic acid produced from milk They cause the cells of the epidermis to become loose allowing the dead skin cells to slough off and making room for re growth of new skin They are often found in products used for wrinkle reduction or lessening the signs of aging and can improve the overall look and feel of the skin The procedure involving these acids used by dermatologists today is known as a chemical peel These help remove undesirable signs of skin aging such as discoloration roughness and wrinkling The chemicals cause the skin to lose its outer layer or peel off revealing a fresher looking layer of skin It is an ideal treatment for busy people who are unable to take time off work for a deeper peel or laser resurfacing AHA facial peels gently retexture the skin over a period of a few months The treatments are also helpful when it comes to stabilising oily or acne prone skin and improving skin tone Versión Español Peeling Químico TOP Chemical peels can provide the following Correct sun damage Reduce mild scarring Reduction or eradication of wrinkles Improvement of dark skin discoloration Remove excessive or stubborn blackheads Temporarily reduce excessive skin oils If you suffer from any of the above this treatment may be the right one for you TOP A chemical peel takes about 15 to 20 minutes It is usually repeated at one to two weekly intervals as it is superficial and thus recovery is rapid The face is cleansed thoroughly and then the peel solution is applied for three minutes You should keep in mind that it stings mildly The solution is then

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  • Collagen Injection - Skin Care Costa Rica - Collagen Fillers
    blood vessels in our bodies Skin consists of two layers the epidermis and the dermis The upper most layer known as the epidermis controls the loss of water from cells and tissue Without this protective barrier the body would quickly dehydrate Just below the epidermis lies the second layer the dermis This layer although it contains blood vessels nerves and hair follicles is primarily made up of a protein called collagen This protein forms a network of fibers that provides a framework for the growth of cells and blood vessels Because it is the primary constituent of the dermis collagen acts as the support structure for the skin As people age this structure weakens and the skin loses its elasticity The skin begins to lose its tone as the collagen support wears down The injection of collagen fillers also called soft tissue augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct wrinkles depressions in the skin and or scarring The areas which are most commonly treated while using this technique are Perioral lines above the lips Marionette lines lines at the ends of the mouth Glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows Nasolabial folds sides of the nose The Vermillion ridge top of the lip Oral comissures smile lines Crows feet Acne scars and depressed scars Versión Español Rellenos de Colágeno TOP Candidates for this type of treatment are usually between the ages of 35 and 60 People who are pregnant or nursing people with allergies to bovine products or lidocaine or those with certain medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases should not submit themselves to this procedure The most important fact to remember about injectable fillers is that the results are not permanent Injected material is eventually metabolized by the body You should not expect the same long lasting results that

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  • Dermabrasion Costa Rica - Skin Treatment - Cosmetic Surgery
    CheTica Ranch Ana Carmone s Villa Bellen Recovery Retreat Marta Quirós HELPFULL INFO SITEMAP SURGERY TERMS Dermabrasion This beauty treatment is a mechanical procedure that used a power drive hand held device equipped with a rotating metal wheel that used a wire brush of a diamond fraise to remove the upper layers of the skin The results of dermabrasion are actually permanent making it an ideal technique for treating skin acne removing scars or tattoos and promoting new skin growth When we say permanent we mean that it has long term effects up to 1 year or more Sometimes patients repeat the dermabrasion treatment but this requires for the skin to be healed completely from the previous session However you must keep in mind that this procedure does no prevent new wrinkles from appearing in the natural aging process Each dermabrasion procedure helps to improve the appearance of the skin by 20 to 50 the results depend on the condition and type of skin the dermabrasion machine used and lifestyle Main difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion The main difference between these two techniques is that microdermabrasion exfoliates only the top 10 15 microns dead cells and used crystals are then vacuumed back in the device leaving the skin cleaner smoother and shinier Dermabrasion on the other hand exfoliates thicker skin layers Dermabrasion is a one session treatment requiring another yearly sess ion for maintenance Microdermabrasion treatment consists of 6 to 12 sessions scheduled 2 weeks apart and usually require a once every 2 3 months session for maintenance Versión Español Dermabrasión TOP Usually this technique of skin abrasion requires local anesthesia depending on the size of the area that is being treated Before starting your specialist will clean the region with an antiseptic cleaning gel After doing so he she

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  • Hyaluronic Acid - Skin Care Costa Rica - Hyaluronan Injection
    disorders have problems such as joints heart valves and eyes Its main function is to aid in the body s water maintenance by binding water molecules to tissue providing essential moisture for body processes and molecular transport As people age the HA levels in their bodies decrease leading to certain joint problems and provoking the physical features of aging such as wrinkles Hyaluronic acid can be directly applied to damaged skin or it can be mixed with commercial moisturizers or powders for more surface area coverage HA powder has enhanced water binding capabilities that give skin a natural elasticity which is why it is used to treat rough skin surfaces and skin dehydration When injected into the skin in the form of a gel hyaluronic acid binds to water and provides volume to easily fill in larger folds of skin around the mouth and cheeks Patients notice an immediate plumping of the skin in the treated regions One of the main advantages of hyaluronic acid is that it does not pose an allergy risk for patients and there is no risk of transmitting animal diseases by injection Since a skin check for allergies is usually not required with hyaluronic acid gel patients can be treated on their first visit to the dermatologist Some common areas that are treated using this technique are the glabellar lines between the eyebrows the nasolabial folds from the wing of the nose to the angle of the mouth and the wrinkles around the lips and the eyes but other sites can be treated as well Versión Español Ácido Hialurónico TOP Almost all people are suitable for hyaluronic acid therapy Because hyaluronic acid is chemically identical within and between species allergy to it is very rare TOP The treatment is a very easy and quick process

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  • Microdermabrasion Costa Rica - Skin Rejuvenation - Facial Treatment
    procedures salon treatments as well as creams and scrubs that you can use at home Generally the technique is applied to the face nech chest arms and hands but it was also be used all over the body A person s skin consists of two layers the epidermis and the dermis The first of these is the layer that is closest to the surface it is composed of dead skin cells lying on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of ripening the dermis The stratum corneum is the topmost layer of the skin which acts as a barrier for the lower skin layers i e the layer that makes contact with the world around you It keeps all the smaller particles from getting through When you apply lotions or creams on your skin this barrier takes in some of the moisture but not all of it This layer is where many minor skin imperfections occur for example blemishes or wrinkle lines Microdermabrasion acts precisely on this outer layer of the skin since it only targets the epidermis If the deeper layers of the skin were to be affected it would painful and harmful risking the permanent embedding of tiny grains into the deeper layers of your skin The principal of microdermabrasion is always the same it doesn t matter if it s done with a product at home or in a professional setting with a specialized tool The principle is that if you remove or break up the stratum corneum the body interprets that as a mild injury and rushes to replace the lost skin cells with new and healthy ones It also has beneficial effects With the stratum corneum gone the skin s sur face is enhanced The healing process brings with it newer skin cells that look and feel smoother Some of the skin s visible imperfections like sun damage blemishes and fine lines are removed Also without the stratum corneum acting as a barrier medicinal creams and lotions are more effective because more of their active ingredients and moisture can find their way down to the lower layers of skin As microdermabrasion temporarily removes some moisture from the skin it is always followed by the application of moisturizing creams Benefits It has no side effects Provides the skin with an overall fresh healthy looking glow It is a nonsurgical procedure a safe effective lunch hour treatment It works on all skin colors and types No anesthetic required It is an ideal treatment for skin sensitive to chemical procedures There is no downtime Versión Español Microdermabrasión TOP Microdermabrasion is an ideal procedure for people whose skin too sensit ive to use anti acne drugs However you must keep in mind that this procedure is unsuited for patients who suffer from active rosacea fragile capillaries vascular lesions widespread acne herpetic lesions herpes warts eczema psoriasis diabetes mellitus etc Your Better Looks doctor will be able to determine if this procedure is adequate for your

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  • Permanent Eyeliner - Cosmetic Treatment Costa Rica - Permanent Eyeliner Tatto
    Surgery News RECOVERY CENTERS About Recovery Homes Paradise Cosmetic Inn Villa LeMas Las Cumbres The CheTica Ranch Ana Carmone s Villa Bellen Recovery Retreat Marta Quirós HELPFULL INFO SITEMAP SURGERY TERMS Permanent Eyeliner Permanent eyeliner is possible through a procedure called micropigmentation This technique involves the embedding of an organic pigment beneath the skin to add permanent color The treatment involves the use of a hand held device that punctures the skin hundreds of times per minute with a very thin needle and pushes the pigment into the desired location In addition to defining the eyes micropigmentation is used to enhance eyebrows and lips creating a permanent look of blush and eye shadow Permanent make up is perfect for active women who always need to look their best but cannot afford the time to apply make up throughout the day At the end of the day your make up looks as though it was just freshened You can select your color of make up from a wide selection of shades or a new shade can be created just for you Versión Español Delineador Permanente TOP A permanent eyeliner procedure can be performed in your specialist s office office Local anaesthesia is applied before the treatment making the whole process painless if anaesthesia isn t used the procedure can be very uncomfortable Depending on the treatment the whole process can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours The color of your permanent make up is applied by using an applicator designed specially for facial cosmetic tattooing This tool gives your doctor the highest degree of control for fine detailed work The whole procedure is performed while using sterile supplies The color is places along the lower and upper eyelash border between eyelashes giving you the appearance of having a fuller and darker lash creating a soft halo around the eyes It is a similar effect to the build up of mascara at the base of the lashes Keep in mind that sometimes patients prefer to have a lash enhancement performed for a more natural look while others prefer a more dramatic make up look Better Looks recommends a more conservative approach when it comes to this procedure so that a more natural lone is applied during your initial visit If you wish to increase the thickness and or darken the line afterwards that can be done during your touch up visits within 4 to 6 weeks You must keep in mind that the results of this treatment are permanent TOP Immediately afterwards your eyelids will be slightly red and puffy especially around the tattooed region You may also experience some swelling which usually varies from patient to patient Generally everyone leaves the clinic looking as if though they have just been crying The swelling will persist for 2 to 5 days but it will disappear after that Your permanent make up will have a darker and thicker appearance dur ing the first few days but as the region heals you will

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  • Dental Implants Prices & Tooth Implant Surgery & Cost Costa Rica
    mind that the people who submit themselves to this procedure need to have supple bone in their jaw since the implants will be adhered to this If this is not the case then a previous bone enhancement treatment can be performed prior to the operation TOP As with every other procedure BetterLooks requires that their patients have a detailed discussion with their oral surgeon before the surgery is performed By doing so both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client s level of satisfaction When speaking with your doctor please feel free to talk openly and to express your doubts as well as your expectations Your surgeon will help determine what isn t or what is possible to accomplish helping you to improve your looks in the best way possible In this initial discussion your doctor will explain all that the surgery implies from where it will be performed the cost of the procedure the risks it may entail the recovery process and every other detail so that you are completely informed All the different aspects of the surgery you are willing to undertake must be extremely clear to you When preparing for your oral surgery in Costa Rica Better Looks will make sure to provide all the best possible services during your procedure We will arrange for your transport and will offer the best commodities during your dental recovery All this can be arranged previously with our organization Make sure to ask your doctor concerning the diverse details that the surgery entails For example you should know if you should stop taking certain medications or if you will need to refrain from drinking or eating for a certain time period before your surgery Please inform your surgeon if you are a smoker since this may affect the procedure and the healing process afterwards Uncontrolled diabetics heavy drinkers heavy teeth grinders and heave smokers are usually not liable candidates for this type of surgery since these are the most common causes of dental implant failure Having a good communication with your oral surgeon at all times will help increase your level of satisfaction therefore please do not hesitate to contact Better Looks since we will be more than happy to help you with anything you need TOP The whole surgery generally takes less than an hour to be performed since it can be done in an office and requires the use of local anesthesia However if you are having more than one implant inserted it can take longer The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone this can be done straight away after the tooth is lost or after some time has passed Several bone enhancing surgeries can be performed preceding the implant in case there is insufficient bone to hold the titanium At the moment of implant or after a certain period of healing an abutment which serves as a base for a prosthetic tooth is then attached to the implant

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