about: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from the sugars in fruit or milk.  Their role in anti-aging products is to exfoliate skin and promote growth of new cells; evening texture and tone.   As they beautify your complexion, they reduce … Continue reading

b. informed…what is Juvederm?

Schedule a consultation with our beauty doctors;  b. renewed, skin rejuvenation.

The History of Hyaluronic Acid

In the 1930s, researchers discovered a natural substance in the body that they named hyaluronic acid. They found that it played a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration. In the early 2000’s, the first hyaluronic acid facial filler received approval in Canada and the United States for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Today, hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers are the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedure in North America.

JUVÉDERM® is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and retains water under the skin to smooth away lines, restore lost volume and maintain skin hydration. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In fact, hyaluronic acid can absorb more than 1,000 times its weight – acting like a super sponge under your skin. Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds.

JUVÉDERM® achieves facial rejuvenation by replacing hyaluronic acid lost over time, smoothing lines, restoring lost skin volume, and keeping your skin hydrated. Best of all, the results are instantaneous, look natural, and may last up to a year3 with no downtime.

 

How it Works

Skin rejuvenation treatments with JUVÉDERM® are quick, simple, comfortable, and non-surgical. The procedure will have you looking and feeling instantly refreshed. The treatment administered by your cosmetic doctor involves subtle and strategically placed JUVÉDERM®injections under the skin to restore and boost individual facial features.

It will add volume and definition to facial features while keeping your appearance looking natural, symmetrical, and well-balanced. Whether you are interested in enhancing facial features or refreshing and rejuvenating your appearance, JUVÉDERM® can be used to:

  • Soften smile lines
  • Restore lost fullness in your cheeks
  • Enhance lips
  • Contour your jaw line

The treatment is comfortable thanks to the patented formulation of JUVÉDERM® XC (extra comfort) that includes lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. After the treatment, the appearance of lines on your face will be reduced, your lips will appear fuller and more defined, and your cheeks plump. You will leave looking naturally refreshed – so that everyone will notice, but no one will know!

Refresh and Rejuvenate

JUVÉDERM® can instantly refresh and rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing unwanted lines, restoring natural contours and replacing lost cheek volume. JUVÉDERM® is placed beneath wrinkles and folds to ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ the depression. The most appropriate lines to treat with JUVÉDERM® are those that are described as static lines you can see when your face is not moving (like smile lines). The most commonly treated areas include smile lines (or nasolabial folds), mouth lines (or marionette lines), smoker lines (or vertical lip lines), cheeks or chin.

 

Text courtesy of Allergan Juvederm web page

 

 

 

botox in a bottle

What is Bioserum anyways?

Bioserum, made by Neocutis, is an intensive anti-aging treatment.  It is applied daily as part of a skin rejuvenating regimen.  It is charged with an unprecedented amount of human growth factors, interleukins and other cytokines to help nourish, energize and rejuvenate the skin.  Growth factors are the latest buzzword in cosmetic ingredients.  They are composed of amino acids, which bind together to form peptides and proteins.

  • Made In SWITZERLAND, Suitable For All Skin Types, Results seen in as little as 7 days
  • Skin looks plump with increased hydration and radiant luminosity
  • Signs of fine lines and wrinkles appear to be virtually erased and softened
  • Improves skin tone and texture for renewed luminosity and radiance
  • Non-Comedogenic, Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist Tested, FREE of Color Additives, Fragrance FREE, Paraben FREE

 

Bioserum helps boost skin’s restorative power to visibly lift, firm and smooth the appearance of aging skin. This complete skin revitalizer helps deliver essential amino acids, stable vitamin C to help lock in collagen, and a bio-mimetic peptide which has been shown to help minimize collagen and elastin loss associated with environmental factors and aging. Bio-processed algae extracts helps tighten and smooth the appearance of skin. A high concentration of hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and plump up the appearance of fine lines. Also available as an Intensive Spot Treatment in a portable pen applicator for stubborn lines and wrinkles.

Personally, one of my FAVORITE treatment modalities is to use Bioserum to target stubborn lines; you can use a Clarisonic Opal to massage the bioserum in.  This optimizes absorption & enhances the benefits.  You can target crow’s feet, lines around the mouth, 11s…and the list goes on… AMAZING!  This is a great way to extend the life of your botox treatments.

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clarisonic opal infusion system