JUVÉDERM® is a collection of fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in your skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Different formulations are approved to either lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, smooth vertical lip lines or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long lasting. Depending on the type of JUVÉDERM® used, you can expect to enjoy the continued results for up to 1 year, and in some cases up to 18 months to 2 years.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding subtle volume around the nose and mouth in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.
JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps lips as well as smooths and corrects moderate to severe parentheses lines in adults.
As we age our facial features change in many ways. This is in part due to the normal aging process, genetics, and the environment. These factors can all lead to volume loss in your face leading to deepening parentheses lines and wrinkles, flattening and sagging of cheeks, and loss of lip volume.
Your aesthetic nurse will perform a consultation and provide a facial analysis. Be prepared to discuss your areas of concern. JUVÉDERM® contains lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during the injection process. A topical local anesthetic may also be utilized. Actual Treatment time can take from 15- 60 minutes, depending on which area of your face is being treated. Let us help choose the JUVÉDERM® filler to address your specific concerns. You will see results immediately.
Contraindications to JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers include but are not limited to: History of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), allergy to lidocaine or the gram positive bacterial proteins used to make hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection. Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation.
With OmniaPiel’s micro-needling procedure, the Dermapen 3™, is used. This utilizes a sterile cartridge containing 12 micro-needles which vertically pierce the skin through an advanced oscillating technique. This creates micro injury to the skin prompting the inflammatory process which results in an increased production of collagen.
Micro-needling has many benefits for patients with all skin types and color. It heavily focuses on but is not limited to treating the following concerns: aging skin, vertical lip lines, hyperpigmentation, loose, dull skin, enlarged/dilated pores, stretch marks and scars (acne, surgical, and burns). The results of micro-needling include, improved skin texture creating a smoother and softer appearance, tighter more firm skin, improved pigmentation from sun damage or melasma and ultimately a rejuvenated appearance.
A topical local anesthetic (TLA) is applied to the epidermis for 20-25 minutes. Prior to beginning treatment, your aesthetic nurse will remove the TLA and cleanse the face. The treatment duration lasts 20-30 minutes in which multiple passes of the pen are moved over the face in four different directions.
Depending on the skin condition, your aesthetic nurse can help you customize your treatment with a serum targeting your specific concerns. Commonly used agents are hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C.
Mirco-needling treatments are not suitable for patients experiencing the following conditions: papulopustular rosacea, cystic acne, active herpes simplex, warts, scleroderma (autoimmune disease) open lesions, solar keratosis (thickened, scaly growths caused by the sun), skin cancer, hemophilia and pregnancy.
For further information on microneedling with the DermaPen 3™, please reference the DermaPen 3™ patient brochure found under the “Patient’s Forms” tab.
Before and after treatment photos can also be seen under the “Gallery” tab.
Contact one of our aesthetic nurses for more information on micro-needling and how it can benefit you!
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Over the last several years, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has gained quite a bit of momentum due to its healing effects in many well- known athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal as well as, celebrities, Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli. While the purpose for each is very different, sports injury versus aesthetic enhancement, the results are undeniable, PRP is healing from the inside out.
The major component of PRP are platelets which hold growth factors known to be a part of the natural process in the which our bodies heal itself. Application of PRP to the dermis, either topically during micro-needling procedures or injected into a focused area, helps to soften fine lines and plump the skin by increasing collagen production. The most alluring aspect of this procedure is the fact that it is all natural, derived directly from the patient! This also removes the risk of allergic reaction which is unknown when using other synthetic products.
PRP is beneficial for all patients but particularly for those who have yet to do any procedures to their skin but are seeing signs of aging via decreased volume in the cheeks, fine lines around the eyes, frown lines or deep smile lines. It is also commonly used in conjunction with Juvéderm® fillers creating the popular procedure Vampire Facelift ®, which we also offer!
Your aesthetic nurse will draw a vial or your blood which will then be spun through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP from the red blood cells. Various modalities are used to utilize the PRP including, micro- needling (Vampire Facial/Facelift®) and stand-alone injections for concerns with poor elasticity and the need for collagen production in targeted areas.
PRP is your body’s own natural substance, therefore you do not run a risk of having any allergic response to the treatment.
Contact one of our aesthetic nurse for further information on PRP and how it can benefit you!