Aesthetic Services

Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP -  - Chiropractic Physician

Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine

Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP

Doctor of Chiropractic, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified in Acupuncture

 

 

 

Trace Alexander, DC, FNP is certified in neuromodulator and dermal filler injections and provides Botox, Xeomin, and cosmetic filler injections at our Plano location.  Please call the office at 972.899.9797 to book one of the aesthetic services offered at our Plano location below:

Aesthetic Injectables:


 

 

Neuromodulators: Botox® and Xeomin® use highly purified botulinum toxin to block signals that cause contractions in your dynamic muscles, allowing them to lie smooth and relaxed. Dynamic muscles in your face create extreme expressions and their resultant wrinkles, such as:

 

 

 

  • Crow’s feet/canthal lines (from squinting)
  • Eleven lines/glabellar lines (from frowning)
  • Bunny lines (from crinkling your nose)
  • Forehead furrows (from lifting your brows in surprise)

 

Over days to weeks, your skin smooths out and becomes wrinkle-free, just as it was when you were younger. Results typically last 3-4 months but can vary from 2-6 months.

Factors that determine how long Botox and Xeomin last:

  • Total dosage given – the higher the dose, the longer the effect, however each individual is different and not all individuals need a higher dose. Dr. Alexander can assist in this determination. 
  • Skin elasticity, ethnicity, gender, age, activity, metabolism, and muscle mass. The effect stops working when the muscle contraction starts to gradually return, resulting in the lines and wrinkles reappearing and needing to be treated once again. Over time the wrinkles will be less severe as the muscles are trained to relax. If the area is more relaxed, natural collagen can begin to build up once again as it is not depleted due to the constant motion of the muscles. Best results are achieved through continuous treatment every 3-6 months, and starting in your late 20's to early 30's results in less fillers and less neuromodulators later in life.
  • Using sunscreen helps the effects last longer because UVA and UVB rays from the sun can penetrate the skin and damage the longevity of your Botox or Xeomin treatment.
  • Wearing shades on sunny days helps prolong the effects of neuromodulators because squinting excessively can cause the treatment to wear off more quickly and create more lines.
  • Free radicals damage the effects of Botox and Xeomin. Using an antioxidant serum to neutralize free radicals and protect your skin from pollution helps prolong the effects of neuromodulators.
  • Products that contain collagen and peptides to "plump" the skin also assist Botox/Xeomin in working properly for longer periods of time. We carry a variety of products that fall into this category and in the antioxidant category from SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, Neocutis, Audia Skincare, and SOTA Skin. 

 

Dermal Fillers: Dermal Fillers replenish or augment volume in your face. Many popular dermal fillers, such as Revanesse Versa +, are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), which your own body produces to keep your skin and joints supple and strong.

However, over time, your body produces less HA, which is one reason why your skin develops wrinkles and sags. Reintroducing HA into your skin via injections plumps and rejuvenates your skin, immediately restores volume, and feeds/stimulates your own collagen to produce more collagen and elastin over time.

You also can use dermal fillers to make aesthetic improvements to your face, even if you don’t have wrinkles and creases, such as plumping your lips. Soft, plump lips can brighten your entire face.

 

DiamondGlow:


3X1 technology allows the wand to simultaneously exfoliate, extract debris, and infuse the skin with professional-grade SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serums, when pores are open and most receptive. This is a huge step up from routine microdermabrasion and is a crucial step in skin cell turnover maintenance to keep your skin hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

Serums:

  • HA5 Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump the skin
  • TNS Advanced+ growth factor blend targeting fine lines, tone, and texture
  • Skin Brightening peptides to improve the appearance of uneven pigmentation
  • Vitamin C, a deep dose of antioxidants to revuniate and protect
  • Pore Clarifying solution to promote clearer skin

 

SkinPen Microneedling:


Microneedling is an aesthetic process which uses a sterile, single-use needle cartridge to create minute wound channels in your skin. Microneedling stimulates a healing process that increases collagen and elastin. It also allows serums to deeply penetrate your skin through the newly created microchannels, feeding your skin, collagen, and elastin what it needs at the epidermal and dermal layers.

Microneedling improves the surface of your skin and tightens it over time. It can reduce brown spots, fine lines, and scars. Pair it with nourishing serums such as hyaluronic acid, glutathione, polypeptides, growth factors, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for optimal results. It is recommended to have a series of 3-6 initially depending on your specific circumstances and then to continue with maintenance as needed. Numbing cream is applied in office 30 minutes prior to the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

The SkinPen Precision is the first microneedling device to be cleared by the FDA as a class II medical device. Their needles are the gold standard in needle durability, penetration, and reliability.

 

Professional Chemical Peels:


Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and acne. During a chemical peel, a gentle acid is applied to the skin. This acid creates a chemical reaction that helps break down the outermost layers of the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing plumber cells, fresher, more vibrant, and youthful looking skin. Pairing a chemical peel with a neurotoxin injectable can enhance and extend beneficial results.

What does a chemical peel do?

  • Softens fine lines
  • Helps combat wrinkles
  • Balances skin for fewer breakouts
  • Reduces the appearance of post-acne scarring
  • Minimizes sun spots
  • Tightens and brightens
  • Stimulates collagen regeneration

 

We offer the following peels:

VI Peels

 

SkinMedica Peels

 

Illuminize Peel:

Our mildest and most superficial peel; for mild skin imperfections to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and/or pigmentary regularities; little to no visible peeling, no down time.

 

 

Vitalize Peel:

For mild to moderate skin imperfections; to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and/or melasma.

 

 

Rejuvenize Peel:

For moderate to severe skin imperfections; to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and/or melasma. This peel has a higher percentage of active ingredients than the Vitalize Peel.

 

 

The Perfect Derma Peel

**Featuring Glutathione**

 

 

LED Therapy:


Phototherapy uses the power of light to stimulate health and vitality in your skin. Unlike ultraviolet light, which damages the DNA in your skin cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) stimulate energy and healing in your skin cells. We have the highest quality medical grade full face panels from Illuminate for green and red LED and spot treatment therapy for blue LED. Illuminate LED is a powerful LED phototherapy device that uses 1800 LEDs allowing a treatment to be completed in less time, 5 minutes as opposed to 30, and can be added to most treatments.

 

  • Green LED — helps in the absorption of hyperpigmentation
  • Red LED — increases collagen production and cell regeneration
  • Blue LED — diffuses redness and improves acne by destroying propionibacteria and anaerobic staff.