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Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?

procedure face juvederm dermal filler face wrinkles Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?Juvederm dermal fillers have a proven track record for the highest level of efficacy and longevity. As a matter of fact, Juvederm is FDA approved to last up to 1 year! Countless hours of testing have resulted in a filler that not only adds volume to lips, but also fills even the deepest wrinkles and lines.

Like many other dermal fillers, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler. What sets Juvederm apart from other fillers, however, is the way the hyaluronic acid is “cross linked”. “Cross linking’ refers to the was the molecules are bonded together. The more cross-linking there translates into how long the filler will last. Normally Hyaluronic acid is metabolized by the human body within two days, cross linking the molecules results in long lasting results, with a maximum duration of one year. Of course, longevity varies depending on injection site.

How Juvederm compares to other fillers:

Most hyaluronic fillers on the market today are very similar in that they are acid based, and can be used to fill lines and wrinkles. Most however, do come close to Juvederm in terms of smoothness. Often times, with older fillers, bumps and lumps can form under the skin, and the patient runs the risk of achieving a less than stellar result. This risk is minimzed completely when Juvederm is used. Injector experience is always a factor when administering injectables, but Juvederm is well know troughout the industry for providing the smoothest results possible. This is due to the small size of the cross linked molecules in Juvederm.

Many other fillers tend to diminish quite rapidly, lasting 3-6 months. Juvederm on the other hand is FDA approved to last up to 1 year! As stated previously, the injection site affects longevity, but patients will be pleased to know that no matter what, Juvederm lasts longer than any other filler on the market. Sites like the lips tend to diminish more rapidly simply due to the fact that people use their lips quite often, whether it be to speak, smile, or even eat. However, wrinkles on parts of the face that do not see as much rigorous use as the lips can, and often do stay full for a much longer duration of time.

Juvederm is also for more specialized than most other filler. In fact, there are actually two formulations of it:

Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra is primarily used for lips and epidermis injections. XC Ultra Plus, however, is a much more robust formula which is used in the deeper layers of the skin to fill wrinkles and folds. This means that matter what you’re trying to achieve, there is a specialized formula to help you see results.

To learn more about Juvederm and how it can make you a more beautiful, confident individual, visit The Skin Care Clinic online. Or if you’re in the Orange or Los Angeles County areas, call us at (949) 760-8065 to schedule a free consultation!

 Juvederm Dermal Fillers: What makes it so different?

ReFirme Skin Tightening

ReFirme is a FDA cleared non-invasive Skin Tightening procedure* featuring the revolutionary

elōs™ technology that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted

appearance without enduring downtime.

 

ReFirme is a complete anti-aging solution for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including,

jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, saggy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Unlike

conventional laser skin tightening treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often

too painful for many patients; ReFirme offers virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging

and wrinkled skin.

 

ReFirme is a safe and effective industry-leading medical aesthetic technology, which has

received national media exposure through The Rachel Ray Show, Carnie Wilson feature on

Extra, Star Magazine and many more publications and television shows.

 

ReFirme advantages translate to enhanced comfort, convenience, & satisfaction.

To learn more about ReFirme , email us, or call The Skin Care Clinic at (949) 760-8065.

 

Watch ReFirme on the Rachel Ray show!!!!

 

 ReFirme Skin Tightening

Summer Cellulite

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Summer is right around the corner and for most women that means it’s time to break out the beach-wear. Unfortunately, it also means that for most women it’s time to start getting creative when it comes to dealing with their cellulite.

Being obese does not make you more likely have cellulite and being slender doesn’t make you less likely to have it, because it’s not normal body fat. Cellulite is the superficial layer of fat that sits just under the surface of the skin. The Connective tissue that holds the fat has usually been weakened and that results in dimpling. Cellulite is not only a problem for about 95% of women but also effects men. The reason cellulite tends to be less visible on the male body is because the connective tissue that holds the fat is much more resilient and doesn’t easily sag. The constant truth for both sexes is that because the fat is superficial, it can be almost impossible to treat with diet and exercise alone.

There are herbal creams and ointments on the market today that promise to make your cellulite disappear, and to make you cottage-cheese-free. However, there has been no evidence that shows any kind of efficacy. Creams and ointments are unable to penetrate deep enough into the skin to get to the fat, which essentially renders them useless.

Also marketed to fight cellulite is subcision, which attempts to target and treat cellulite by snipping the connective tissue that holds it in place. Again there is little evidence of efficacy and there are concerns that it might worsen the condition because it could result in saggy skin and thus more cellulite.

Only one technique has ever shown real signs of being effective, VelaShape, which combines both Endermologie to smooth dimples as well as radiofrequency technology to help break up the fat and connective tissue beneath the surface of the skin. The VelaShape System has been around for quite a few years and is the only FDA-approved procedure on market that has been proven to shrink thigh circumference, as well as minimize the overall appearance of cellulite dimpling. As with most treatments, it does require you to have multiple sessions (10 on average), but most patients start to see real results within the first 4-5 visits.

The Skin Care Clinic in Newport Beach has been administering this procedure for years and our highly qualified staff have had hours upon hours of real-world experience. It is our goal to help you achieve the body you want by summer and we will design a comprehensive personalized plan to help you actualize your goals. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and say farewell to cellulite before summer’s in full-swing.

Call us for a Free Consultation: (949) 760-8065

Botox® Lifts Your Brows, and Your Spirits Too!

Botox 27601t1 Botox® Lifts Your Brows, and Your Spirits Too!

A recently conducted study has cast Botox into the category of “possible anti-depressant”.

Botox, normally used to relax fine lines and to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, has been found to make people happier. The theory is that because the active neuroxin in the botox disables the use of certain muscles, it can actually reduce the amount of emotional expression. The loss of the ability to frown for instance, has been found to limit the human brain’s ability to feel deep, helpless sadness.

While this is still in the “theory” phase of research, there has been documented evidence that shows it could be more of a reality than one might think.
The broader point is that Botox® could offer a cheaper alternative to more traditional anti-depressants which can cost up to $2,000 a year per medication. While Botox only administered a handful of times per year could cut that cost in the half and make you look younger.

To learn more about Botox® or to schedule a free consultation with The Skin Care Clinic, call (949) 760-8065.