Skin is the ultimate variable. It is both a suit of armor and a sensitive, shimmering surface. We connect through touch, sending shivers of responses through our delicate nerves. Skin is a wonder, indeed, which is why we must do all we can to preserve and enhance it.
If you struggle with blemishes, wrinkles, dark spots, or other imperfections, Dr. Dave Clayton can help. Under his esteemed leadership, Clayton Plastic Surgery is the epicenter of improvement, conveniently located right here in Northern Utah. We proudly serve the needs of Salt Lake City and its many thriving suburbs. If you are a resident or visitor to our beautiful neck of the woods, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dave. He can provide your skin with the glow you desire and the texture you deserve.
Clayton Plastic Surgery also offers virtual consultations for those who cannot stop by in person. No matter where you log on, Dr. Clayton wants to connect with you!
- 1 Neuromodulators
- 2 Dermal Fillers
- 3 Vein Reduction
- 4 Laser Procedures
- 5 Benefits of Skin Treatment
- 6 Private Consultation in Utah
- 7 Preparation and Procedure
- 8 Amazing Results
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
Every time you wink, smile, or laugh, your facial muscles contract to perform the requisite movement. Over time, these repetitive contractions form creases along the skin. To address the wrinkles and fine lines due to persistent muscular activity, consider the benefits of a neuromodulator. Neuromolators manage the release of acetylcholine, which regulates the function of fine muscles. By limiting the amounts of acetylcholine at the site of the neural/muscle receptors, neuromodulators essentially ease the tension below the surface of the skin.
Botox is the household name in neuromodulators. It is formulated to relax the muscles along the upper face, thus erasing bothersome wrinkles. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use of Botox for a wide variety of applications, including relief from migraines and excessive sweating. However, Botox is most commonly used to bring serenity to stressed facial expressions.
Although formulated differently than Botox, Dysport performs the same basic neuromodulating function of its sister serum. Dysport has been FDA-approved for specific cosmetic use: treating wrinkles on the forehead. If you struggle with worry lines and other signs of premature aging along the brow, contact Clayton Plastic Surgery.
In addition to persistent muscular contractions, wrinkles are formed by the loss of elastin and collagen in aging skin. These compounds are the building blocks of healthy, vibrant skin. When they are depleted, the scaffolding below the surface breaks down. Gaps occur, allowing the skin to hang away from its connective tissue and musculature. Just as a deflated balloon appears puckered and lifeless, so too does loose skin.
To address the issue of lax skin, you may need the boost of a dermal filler. As the name suggests, fillers literally plump the skin from below, smoothing out the lines above by adding volume to sagging skin.
The Juvederm family of fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance in the human body. Hyaluronic acid provides subcutaneous support to the skin, literally “propping it up” from within. One of the great side benefits of hyaluronic acid is its ability to cradle moisture. Your skin will be radiant and hydrated after a Juvederm session at Clayton Plastic Surgery.
To address extensive areas of deflation, Restylane may be the ideal solution. Also formulated from hyaluronic acid, Restylane provides structure and dimension to plump hollow gaps and perk up your profile. Call (801) 937-9650 to ask one of our attentive staff members about the benefits of dermal fillers for your skin.
Veins are as powerful as they are delicate. They distribute blood throughout our bodies, but they are also thin and subject to damage. When varicose or spider veins disrupt your clear complexion, consider vein reduction therapy at Clayton Plastic Surgery.
When a vein makes its appearance just beneath the surface of the skin, a targeted injection can flush it away. Sclerotherapy is the study and application of injections to eradicate unwanted vein manifestations. By safely collapsing the damaged vein and rerouting the blood to more healthy veins, sclerotherapy replenishes your look and maintains your optimal circulation.
For small, targeted erasure of discolored veins, lasers are brilliantly effective. The light from a laser can be attuned to treat specific hues of unwanted veins, gently manipulating their pigmentation. To shine a light on your vein reduction needs, contact Clayton Plastic Surgery.
From blemishes to textural inconsistencies to unwanted hair, laser procedures can handle a vast spectrum of skin issues.
CO2 Fraxel Laser
Fraxel is a nickname for fractional laser. The beam is subdivided into thousands of tiny slivers, so it treats a fraction of the targeted area while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Fraxel lasers are designed to create zones of skin rejuvenation through targeted light wavelengths. By heating blemishes and triggering collagen production, fraxel lasers simultaneously ablate unwanted tissue and spur the growth of their healthy replacement cells.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Technically not a laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) bathes the treatment area with white light. The light represents the full array of wavelengths passed through a prism, and it absorbs darker spots along the surface of the skin. IPL treatments help erase age spots, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rosacea. As the name suggests, intense pulsed light is emitted in brief bursts, so the experience is fleeting, but the results are long-lasting.
Laser Hair Removal
When hair sprouts up where it is not welcome, it can leave a conspicuous impression. Laser therapy pinpoints the offending follicles and zaps them at their source. By honing in on certain hues, the diode laser roots out dark hairs and eliminates them from view.
Benefits of Skin Treatment
Dr. Clayton’s comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation has obvious physical benefits, but there are also psychological rewards involved. Skin is the body’s paint job. When it is in disrepair, it is unwelcoming. A touch-up may be just what the doctor ordered.
You may shy away from social situations unless your skin reflects your ideal self. When your tone and texture align with your vision, the sky’s the limit! Your confidence will glow from within after a skin treatment session at Clayton Plastic Surgery.
Private Consultation in Utah
Regardless of which approach works best for your aesthetic needs, Dr. Clayton can elevate your appearance. His skin rejuvenation techniques can deliver a radiant shimmer and a voluminous boost. Contrary to the popular saying, beauty is more than skin deep.
To accommodate your skincare needs, Dr. Clayton offers virtual consultations. Share your photos online and consult via phone and/or email. Once you log on, things will be looking up!
Preparation and Procedure
During your tailored consultation, the Clayton Plastic Surgery support staff will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare for your skin treatment. Please follow Dr. Clayton’s advice closely, as his directions are unique to your skin tone and upcoming procedure.
Some treatments are more extensive than others, requiring longer durations and possible downtime.
Most procedures, however, require no anesthesia and are easily tolerable. Dermal fillers and Botox, for example, are often called “lunchtime” treatments due to the fact that you can experience them on your lunch break!
Dr. Clayton can achieve miracles through his multi-tiered approach to skin rejuvenation. Whether you want to erase wrinkles, reduce acne scars, smooth texture, or diminish veins, Clayton Plastic Surgery has the remedy for your complexion imperfections.
One look at our glowing reviews will prove how highly we value patient satisfaction. We are thrilled to provide 5-star service to our Utah friends and neighbors. The only review missing is yours, so please contact Clayton Plastic Surgery to start a conversation about skin rejuvenation.
Skin maintenance carries a wide range of costs, depending on the nature of your treatment. To get an accurate estimate, call (801) 937-9650 and schedule a consultation with one of the best aesthetic physicians in Utah (or elsewhere)! Dr. Clayton can strategize your skincare regimen and provide you with transparent pricing at every step along the way.
The answer to any question about your skin care must be answered by your skin itself. The human body speaks to us from every pore, and Dr. Dave Clayton knows how to listen. Acne scars can be treated a number of different ways, and Dr. Dave can assess your needs during a comprehensive consultation. Whether laser treatments or injectables are the right approach for your skin, Clayton Plastic Surgery is your ultimate resource. Contact us and begin your journey toward clear, smooth skin.
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