A E Skin had our sixth annual Holiday Party on Thursday December 1, 2016. This was our biggest and best event ever. Over 40 guests were in attendance to celebrate the Holiday season and take advantage of one-night-only exclusive specials on all services and products. At this event we featured live demonstrations of five treatments: Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, and Kybella. Our guests had the opportunity to observe live treatments and ask questions. The demonstrations were very popular based on attendance and feedback; therefore we plan on having live demonstrations at future events. Support was provided by Allergan (makers of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Kybella, and Latisse), Galderma (makers of Restylane), Alastin (makers of the Skin Nectar), and Elta MD. Light refreshments were provided as always and our guests had opportunities to take photographs on the Red Carpet. Each guests received a gift bag and we raffled off a number of prizes including products and laser services. The grand prize was an Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment which went to the guest who was voted best dressed.
Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles on the face associated with facial expression. In our demonstration we treated the horizontal lines seen on the upper forehead when one raises the brows, the vertical lines seen between the brows when one frowns, and the crow’s feet seen around the eyes when one smiles or squints. Most people enjoy the results of their Botox treatment for three to four months.Our guests had the opportunity to observe Dr. Alex’s painless Botox technique and ask questions.
Our second demonstration was Juvederm, the original product in the Juvederm family of fillers which now also includes Voluma and Volbella. These are hyaluronic acid products used to restore volume in the face. Juvederm is placed in the smile lines and marionette lines and the results are seen right away. Most people enjoy their results for six to twleve months.
Juvederm Volbella is our newest service that we offer. A member of the Juvederm family, Volbella is specifically designed to enhance the lips. Volbella can enhance the size and shape of the lips while at the same time improving the definition as well as the lines on or around the lips. Volbella comes in half size syringes, allowing for those who desire subtle enhancement. The best part of Volbella is that patients enjoy their results for a full year, as compared to six months with other fillers approved for the lip. Final results of a Volbella treatmet are seen approximately two weeks after the treatment once the swelling has subsided.
Voluma is another member of the Juvederm family and is designed for mid-face enhancement. Voluma is placed on the cheek bone and in the skin allowing for a rejuvenating lift of the face. By placing Voluma in this area you will see a restoration of the youthful apple of the cheeks. Additionally Voluma pulls up on the structures in the lower face to address smiles lines, marionette lines, jowls, and jawline definition. Results with Voluma are seen right away and most people enjoy their results for up to two years with optimal correction. Dr. Alex usually starts with two syringes of Voluma (one per cheek), a conservative amount. Two weeks after the treatment results are assessed and further enhancement may be provided if desired. If not, most patients return approximately six months later for one syringe or twelve months later for two syringes.
Our final demonstration was Kybella, a new service added this year. Kybella is the first and thus far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a naturally occurring substance produced in the liver used to digest the dietary fat. When injected into the skin Kybella dissolves the fat and the fat is naturally eliminated by the body slowly over time. Most people required two to four Kybella treatments every six to eight weeks, although some people require up to six treatments. Kybella is a great alternative for those who do not want surgery. The best part of it is that the Kybella results are permanent. After your series of Kybella treatments you will not require maintenance treatments as in the case of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, or Restylane.
We wish everyone a happy and healthy Holiday season and new year and look forward to offering even more new treatments in 2017.