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Ah, the lunch break. That crazy hour when you cram in every errand possible, from dropping off your dry cleaning to picking up a new charger for your phone. Amazingly, you can also use your lunch hour to undo years of aging forces on your skin.

Here at Bella Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Beena Nagpal and her experienced team of aestheticians are armed with the latest anti-aging technologies and treatments, many of which deliver on-the-spot results. Imagine, just like many of our clients in Columbia, Maryland, before you, you can leave work at noon and come back a new person by the afternoon, or at least get on the road to a younger you.

So, instead of running down to the deli for a sandwich, why not devote one of your lunch breaks to a younger, more vibrant version of yourself?

Crossing the line

If age has left you with well-worn lines and wrinkles on the upper half of your face, we can fight back with Botox® injections. Botox, which took the cosmetic field by storm more than 15 years ago, is an FDA-approved injection that temporarily improves moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feets, and forehead lines.

Botox contains a neuromodulator, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles that contract to form your wrinkles. With your muscles quieted, every time you laugh, squint, or raise your eyebrows, your skin retains a smoother, more youthful appearance, rather than revealing well-worn paths in your skin.

Botox generally kicks in within 24 hours of your appointment with us and lasts up to four months, at which point you simply come in during another lunch break for a touch up.

Fill ‘er up

Although Botox works wonderfully on the top half of your face, the anti-aging forces on the bottom half are slightly different. As your skin breaks down with age and exposure, the small layer of fat below your skin’s surface is no longer held in place as effectively and begins to fall downward.

This migration is especially noticeable around your cheeks, nose, and mouth. To fill in where gravity has robbed you of plump, youthful skin, we offer dermal fillers. Our fillers use a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which we use to fill in deep lines and add volume. These cosmetic injectables are especially effective for the parentheses lines around your mouth, the vertical lines around your lips, thin lips, and hollow cheeks.

The fillers last anywhere from one to two years and the results are immediate, making your lunch break truly transformative.

Giving skin new life

Another great way to breathe new life into your skin is through our Pellevé laser treatments, which rejuvenate your skin. With Pellevé, we deliver laser heat that travels harmlessly through the surface of your skin in order to create a mild healing response in the tissue underneath. This healing response is led by renewed collagen production, which is responsible for the elasticity and tone in your skin.

As we age, our collagen production naturally slows, allowing our skin to wrinkle and sag. By providing a wake-up call through laser energy, we can tighten and firm your skin.

You may need to devote several lunch breaks to this process — from one to four — and the results will reveal themselves as your collagen re-forms under your skin’s surface over the course of your treatments.

Clearing it up

In addition to plumping and smoothing skin, we also offer laser treatments that tackle the imperfections that tend to collect over the years, such as brown spots, facial veins, and acne scarring. Using intense pulsed-light therapy, we direct laser energy below your skin to break up the broken capillaries and pigmentation, which your body naturally flushes out.

When it comes to acne scarring, we can use laser energy or microneedling techniques, which encourage more collagen in the area, smoothing out the pock marks.

If you’d like to explore your lunch break options for more vibrant and youthful skin, please give us a call. Or you can request an appointment using the online scheduling tool on this website.

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