Skin revitalization includes many advanced techniques that enable you to enhance your features and reduce the signs of aging. At Monument Health we offer a full range of noninvasive services designed to produce long-lasting results and create a youthful appearance for years to come.
Our skin revitalization services are designed to improve cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and more. You can trust that Dr. Hunter Moyer and his team will utilize the safest and most advanced technology to meet your aesthetic goals. We believe in active patient participation with all of our cosmetic procedures. Throughout your entire experience, Dr. Moyer and his staff will use a personalized approach and keep you well informed on what to expect during and after your treatment. It is also common for patients to choose our skin revitalization procedures to compliment facial plastic surgery, such as a facelift or neck lift.
At Monument Health Plastic Surgery we also offer a wide array of skin care products to address each patient’s unique skin care needs. Each product offered at our clinic has been carefully selected to ensure it delivers high quality, medical grade ingredients to achieve patient’s skin revitalization goals. Please see below for a description of each of these ingredients:
Sunscreen: This is perhaps the single best skin care tool to prevent the signs of aging and skin cancer development. Our sunscreen products offer protection from both UVA and UVB wavelengths, which is essential for well-rounded coverage.
Retinol: This product and its metabolites have been clinically proven to reduce and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol has also been shown to slow pigment production, thereby smoothing the color variations that come with aging. We recommend this product be applied once nightly for best results.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): This product serves as a powerful anti-oxidant, skin lightener and enzyme that helps with the creation of collagen. As an added bonus, Vitamin C also acts as a mild sunscreen against UVB rays and reverses DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer. Plus it is typically gentle on skin and is tolerated by most patients. Unfortunately, not all Vitamin C products are equal. This unique product reacts and oxidizes with the air so needs to be kept in an air-tight, opaque container. For this reason, all of our Vitamin C products are packaged to ensure proper preservation of this skin care powerhouse. We recommend daily morning application.
Moisturizers: These products serve as the foundation of any skin-care regimen. They give our skin that healthy glow and sheen we desire. Moisturizers are also essential in skin hydration, which allows for better penetration of topical creams like retinoids and vitamin serums. For best results, moisturizers should be applied twice per day.
For more information regarding our skin care lines please contact our clinic. We can create an individualized skin care package to match your skin’s unique needs.
Skin Revitalization Procedures
Botox® Cosmetic Injections & Facial Fillers
Botox and facial fillers are the perfect facial rejuvenation treatment for patients who would like to take advantage of plastic surgery benefits without the pain, healing and downtime. We are proud to give patients the opportunity to improve moderate signs of aging using effective, yet noninvasive, procedures. Dr. Moyer realizes that no two patients are alike. We offer Botox cosmetic injections and a wide variety of facial fillers to successfully address your individual concerns.
Botox® Cosmetic Injections
Botox® Cosmetic is composed of a highly purified form of botulinum toxin that relaxes wrinkle-causing facial muscles between the eyes and along the forehead. By smoothing these muscles, each treatment reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles for an average of four to six months. Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable for patients aged 18-65.
To restore lost volume in the face and jaw, Dr. Moyer offers Juvéderm® and Restylane facial filling options. Unlike cosmetic injectables that relax the muscles to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, facial fillers are designed to replenish the volume of areas that contain deeper lines and wrinkles. These fillers almost instantly yield results that can last an average of six to nine months. See below descriptions of the facial fillers available through our practice:
Juvéderm®– uses hyaluronic acid fillers of varying formulas to lift and fill out areas that have thinned or developed wrinkles, such as between the eyebrows, cheeks and lips. Results can last from one to two years, depending on formula used.
Restylane®– uses hyaluronic acid fillers to lift and fill out areas such as the cheeks, lips and backs of hands, with the goal of correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results can last from six to eighteen months, depending on the treatment.
Often used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, chemical peels can encourage new production of collagen and tighten skin, giving it a healthier, more youthful glow. Fine wrinkles, sun damage and acne can be improved through a skin peel exfoliating procedure conducted by our board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in caring for delicate skin. Feel energized and refreshed with a skin resurfacing treatment tailored to your specific skin type.
This non-invasive technique removes dead cells from the surface of the skin, leaving soft, youthful, rejuvenated skin and a healthy overall appearance. Dermabrasion can be combined with other skin rejuvenation procedures for potentially improved results.
This noninvasive procedure reduces the appearance of scars caused by injuries or surgeries. Using techniques similar to Mohs surgery, a scar revision surgery removes the scar in its entirety while preserving the surrounding healthy skin for the best aesthetic result. Other techniques such as dermabrasion or chemical peels can also be used to reduce scars. Scar revision surgery can be combined with other skin sculpting techniques for potentially improved results.
Monument Health Plastic Surgery
2805 5th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701