Category Archives: Fillers

Balance Your Selfie!

Chins come in all shapes and sizes and is the one major anatomical feature that contributes to our profile.  If your goal is to create more prominence in the chin, feminize the face, soften a blunt or wide chin and/or lengthen the jawline, “non-surgical” chin augmentation may be right for you.

Non-surgical chin augmentation is an effective alternative to a chin implant that will enhance and define your profile.  It is achieved by using precise injections of dermal filler into a specific area(s) of the chin and customized to each client’s treatment goal.  This procedure allows the us to have total control over the shape and size of your chin, providing natural results that will bring a beautiful balance and harmony to other features of your face. More than one treatment may be necessary to reach optimal results, lasting 12 months or longer. And, best of all, there is little to no downtime with the procedure!

To compliment and maximize your profile selfie, Kybella® (deoxycoholic acid) injection treatments can be performed to clean up that jawline and neck fat too in as little as 2 treatments!  Schedule your complimentary consultation today @ 952-435-6565, and for more information on Kybella®, visit https://www.mykybella.com.

Actual SkinSpeaks patient-

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This patients results were achieved in one visit. These photos are immediately before and after the treatment.

Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different? #3

In our third and final post for “Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different?” we are going to look at two other types of dermal fillers, Calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (such as Radiesse) and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers (such as Sculptra) stimulate your own body to reproduce collagen to re-volumize your face.  Partial results from these types of fillers are visible right away, however what makes these fillers different than hyaluronic acid fillers is that they continue to work beneath the skin after you leave the office.  The creation of new collagen will continue over several weeks, and results are generally longer lasting, 1 year or more for Radiesse and 2 or more years for Sculptra.

These fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, from deeper lines around the mouth to volume loss in the cheeks and hollows in temples.  Results vary, depending on which filler is used to help you to reach your goal.

When you are ready to schedule a complimentary consult with one of our highly sklled and trained injection specialists, please call 952.435.6565.  They will answer all of your questions and help you customize a plan that you are comfortable with, no pressure, no questionable sales tactics, just open and honest conversation about you and your goals.

 

Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different? #1

Unless you are well versed in the world of cosmetic injections, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding the use of the words Botox and dermal fillers. In this series of three blogs, we will look at the differences between the them and talk about the purposes of each.

Botox and dermal fillers are both popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are performed in the office with little to no down time that can help men and women to look younger, more relaxed and refreshed.

Let’s look at Botox first, then we will get into dermal fillers in upcoming posts.

Botox is a purified protein called Botulinum Toxin Type A that temporarily relaxes over-active muscles.  It is carefully injected into specific muscles of the face and neck to temporarily block the communication between the nerve and muscle.  It does this by preventing the release of acetylcholine at the neuro-muscular junction.  Once the muscle is relaxed, the appearance of creases and wrinkles is greatly improved. Continued treatments can actually help prevent further creasing which gives a more youthful appearance.  Botox results last an average of 3-4 months giving you a more relaxed, refreshed look.

Botox most commonly treats surface lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, brow, upper lip, chin and nose.

As always, if you have more questions about Botox or are interested in scheduling a personalized consultation with one of our skilled injection specialists, call us at 952.435.6565. Jennifer Jeansson, RN, CANS and Angela Ciliberto, RN, DNC would be happy to sit down with you and answer all your questions, as well as work with you to customize the plan that is right for you.

Examples of Botox treatment results- 

Actual SkinSpeaks patients

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Love your Lips

Valentine’s day is almost here, so now is the perfect time to talk lips.

Have you always wanted your lips to be just a little fuller, look like they used to, but most of all; remain natural and look like YOUR  lips?
With the NEW FDA approved, JuveDerm Volbella XC, we can give your lips just what they will love and what you are looking for!  This hyaluronic acid gel filler will provide natural volume, soften lip texture, diminish radial lip lines and define your lip shape.  For more information, visit: www.juvederm.com/JUVEDERM-ultra-xc and call 952-435-6565 to schedule your consultation and treatment today with Jennifer Jeansson, RN, CANS or Angela Ciliberto, RN, DNC. We can’t wait to speak with you!

Volbella before and after photos

Actual SkinSpeaks patients

AC Lips B&A

Volbella before and after

 

Filler Overload

What does it look like? Overtime, filling the same area over and over again, eventually distorts your natural appearance (your look) and facial features become exaggerated and disproportionate. I have heard others refer to this look as lioness, caricature like, and/or trout pout.

Each day looking in the mirror we get fixated on the small imperfections and changes in our face. Eventually, we lose perception of what our base line facial features originally were. Clients are requesting more and more filler and most often indicate right where they want to be injected, but the question is, do they need it? Perhaps it’s the mindset, “If a little is good, more must be better?” These individuals are often times focused on that one wrinkle or those pesky nasal labial folds, fuller cheeks and/or voluptuous lips.

Why does this happen? Maybe it is the lack of understanding of the different fillers or volumizing products vs. product selection. What is the injector’s experience? Not having a good understanding of the aging process and how it relates to volume loss in the face, can lead to incorrect placement or being under /over corrected.

How to avoid? Regardless of the cause, there are so many factors to consider: A thorough assessment and educating the client on where product should be and shouldn’t be placed and why.

The ability to recognize “over correction!” It’s important to consider the rate at which the filler(s) or volumizing product is metabolizing from previous treatments, how products are being layered and the frequency in which they are being injected. Lastly, developing trust in an honest, experienced injection specialist who offers attention to detail and a conservative approach providing natural looking results is key.

Why have a Deramal Filler Treatment

“WHEN ART MEETS SCIENCE”

Dermal filler injections are an art, similar to a highly skilled hairdresser or makeup artist.

A natural look is the key to successful treatments and a beautiful end result.

The effects of most dermal fillers are immediate. Dermal filler treatments are quick and normally take only 30-60 minutes. Downtime is minimal and this effective “lunch break treatment” allows you to return to work straight afterwards. Results last between 6-12 months depending on which filler product is used.

Dermal Filler treatment benefits included:

• Plumps, enhances, and redefines lips
• Softens lines between the nose to mouth and or nasolabial folds
• Reduces sad lines between the mouth and chin (commonly referred to as marionette lines)
• Adds and restores volume in cheeks or chin
• Treats tear troughs
• Softens lip lines
• Smooth lines around the eyes
• Redefines and gives shape to recessed chins
• Lifts tired eyebrows to make eyes look more refreshed
• Reshapes your lower jawline to soften jowls
• Treats chin creases
• Improves the appearance of acne or chickenpox scars.
• Make you look less tired and more youthful

If you’re interested in dermal fillers but unsure about what’s best for you, injection specialist Jennifer Jeansson R.N. provides a pressure free, complementary consultation to go through your options, give us a call today at 952-435-6565.