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From day one, we begin a natural aging process that is dominated by our genes. Once we reach a certain age, this natural aging, also known as intrinsic aging, starts to show as visible lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. There is also extrinsic aging, which is caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays and our lifestyle. At Take Shape, a renowned med spa in Fort Lauderdale, our team specializes in both surgical and non-surgical procedures to help our patients reclaim their younger-looking skin. Have you ever wondered what are the most effective anti-aging procedures? The following are popular procedures that will help you look younger. 


Injectables are a popular non-surgical procedure to correct the signs of aging. Temporary dermal fillers are one of the most common injectables. As the name implies, they are not a permanent solution for diminishing the signs of aging, as they typically last between six months to one year. They are effective at smoothing away fine lines, removing wrinkles, and creating volume for that plump, youthful look.

For a longer solution, clients can get semi-permanent dermal fillers. These typically last between 12 to 18 months. For people who want to reduce their deep laugh lines, this cosmetic procedure may be for you. It is also effective at removing marionette lines under your mouth, crow’s feet, and wrinkles.

Permanent dermal fillers are another type of injectable. It is extremely viscous, so you will have limited body functions. However, these fillers can last up to five years.

At our med spa in Fort Lauderdale, we offer three popular injectable procedures:

  • Dysport for moderate to severe frown lines
  • Restylane to smooth away wrinkles, folds, lines, add volume and provide a subtle lip enhancement
  • Sculptra to increase facial volume


Our med spa in Fort Lauderdale offers microdermabrasion, a non-surgical treatment that removes the surface skin to reveal more youthful skin underneath. This procedure involves a special machine to spray particles onto the skin, while a rotating brush sloughs away the top-most layer of the skin. This exfoliating treatment is similar to dermabrasion but is less painful. It’s popular because it’s simple, there is no downtime, and there is very little risk of side effects. Nevertheless, you may experience mild post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, some bruising, and sensitivity to the sun.

This non-surgical procedure is ideal for people who have mild sun damage, uneven skin texture, and a dull complexion.

Chemical Peels

Another non-surgical anti-aging treatment, chemical peels utilize various acidic chemicals to be applied to the face. This allows the skin’s superficial layer to peel off, including dull surface skin cells. Chemical peels are an effective treatment for people who want to diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne, and skin discoloration. It can be applied to the face, and other problematic areas, such as the neck, chest, and hands.

There are different types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to deep peels. When you visit Take Shape for your consultation, we will make an assessment and help determine which one is best.

Neck Lift

You may benefit from a neck lift if you think your neck shows your age or makes you appear older than you really are. Although this surgical anti-aging procedure isn’t the most well-known, in recent years, it has grown in popularity. Neck lifts are a surgical procedure that involves lifting and repositioning soft tissues on the neck. In turn, this reduces necklines and creates a smooth appearance with tighter contours. Sutures are used to secure the skin once it has been repositioned, and any excess skin will be removed.

Since this is a surgical procedure, it will be performed under a general anesthetic. Most patients can go home the same day, but recovery should be no less than one week.

Depending on the extent of the procedure, swelling may reduce in several weeks, but in some cases it can take months. Once you have fully recovered, you can enjoy the full benefits of the surgical neck lift.

Contact Take Shape

When you’re ready to reclaim your youthful skin, schedule a free consultation at our med spa in Fort Lauderdale. We provide many surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures to get rid of trouble spots and help your skin appear brand new. You will be assisted by Dr. Russell Sassani, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and his expert team of medical professionals. To get started, call (954)324-2329.

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