A Guide For Insta-Worthy Pictures Through Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Tahl Humes is a board-certified physician and an international expert in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Her expertise includes advanced injectables, aesthetic lasers, skin tightening technologies, non-invasive body contouring, wellness, and skincare. She is known for her expertise in combining lasers and injectables for total facial rejuvenation. Dr. Humes is the founder of VITAHL Medical Aesthetics, a leading cosmetic medicine practice that opened in Denver in 2005. VITAHL has since expanded to include multiple offices across the country and has become a preceptor site for physicians. Haute Beauty expert Dr. Tahl Humes discusses non-surgical treatments for all areas of your face to achieve a flawless Insta-worthy look.

insta-worthyPhoto Credit: ShutterstockEver see one of those “perfect” faces on IG that puts a hard-stop on your scroll? You can have that Insta-worthy look thanks to Dr. Tahl Humes, founder and medical director of VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Chicago and Denver.

“There are so many relatively painless treatments with little to no downtime that can make your uneven skin tone, acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines disappear into the dark web,” said Dr. Humes.

Forehead and Eye Area

Botox is the holy grail for fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. A quick and easy session of injections should last three months.
Secret RF, which entails a series of three treatments six weeks apart, uses a radiofrequency micro-needling system to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.


• Filler (Voluma, Lyft, or Sculptra) adds volume to cheeks and provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure. Expect the benefits of filler to last two years, but you might need a touch-up after one year.

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Laser Genesis or Secret RF treat superficial wrinkles in a series of five and three treatments respectively.
• Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that restores skin tone and treats fine lines, redness, large pores, and active acne.
PICO Genesis, which treats dark spots and melasma, is a series of three to six treatments. The sun and heat exacerbate melasma so be cautious about spending time outside.
Chemical peels minimize the look of dark spots and melasma and can treat wrinkles.
IPL, intense pulsed light, minimizes sun spots and age spots.


• Full lips and perfect pout has taken over Instagram. A little dermal filler to the lips, which lasts for one year, gifts that famous “lip flip.”
• Some units of Botox treat a gummy smile.

Chin, Jaw

• A single treatment of dermal filler like Voluma can give you a more pronounced chin or jawline and give balance to your lower face.
Defyne, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, helps smooth out deep laugh lines and enhance chin projection. While it offers a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, you’ll maintain your natural expressions and movement.
Sculptra, delivered in three treatments to the jaw, uses an injectable to gradually replace lost collagen that typically happens with aging.