Celebrate National Women’s Health & Fitness Day with DermaTouch RN of Houston!

Women’s Health & Fitness Day is Wednesday, September 27 of this year and will be held on the last Wednesday of September annually. Being one of the nation’s largest annual health promotion events for females from children on up to the elderly, we at DermaTouch RN encourage women to participate in the event and give focus to their health and well-being not only on the event day but every day going forward. Organizations throughout the U.S. will participate to support the health and fitness of women, from schools, clinics, health clubs, senior centers, and more.

DermaTouch RN of Houston offers free consultations for not only skin care and cosmetic needs, but for overall well-being with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that supports our health from the inside out. Other ways we can help you support your overall health include fat reduction and treatment of other common skin conditions, such as rosacea and skin warts.

Fat Reduction

Kybella

Kybella is a great treatment for fat reduction under the chin, or submental fat. No matter how hard some exercise, the fat under the chin remains. Kybella is injected into fat cells, which are then destroyed and eliminated from the body. The healthy cells remain. The number of injections and treatments vary depending on the patient ‘s needs.

SculpSure

SculpSure allows you to permanently melt away fat around the flank areas and abdomen. Developed by Cynosure, SculpSure uses advanced laser technology to heat and melt away fat in target areas while leaving visceral fat untouched. The fat loss is permanent, and the number of treatments required depends on the severity of the fat and desired results.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Balanced hormones mean optimal health from the inside out. Over time, our hormone levels can decrease, leading to unwanted symptoms like tiredness, mood swings, and more. At DermaTouch RN, we use BioTE® all natural Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy to support the replacement of hormones in the most natural way possible.

Other Common Skin Conditions

With advanced laser technology, DermaTouch RN can treat several common skin conditions, including acne scarring, rosacea, skin warts, and tattoo removal.

Celebrate Women’s Health & Fitness Day with DermaTouch RN next week! Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you improve your overall health and well-being.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC to Say Bye-Bye to Nasolabial Folds in Houston

DermaTouch RN is excited to offer JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is the newest dermal filler in the Allergan line. It’s approved for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds in adults over the age of 21. Allergan boasts that it’s the “First and Only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Filler FDA Approved for the Correction of Moderate to Severe Wrinkles and Folds, such as Nasolabial Folds, That Lasts up to 18 Months.”

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is proven to last for up to 18 months in clinical trial.

Fifty-nine percent of subjects that were injected with JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC in a US clinical trial saw improvement in moderate to severe nasolabial folds for up to 18 months. Eighty-two percent of patients were very satisfied at the six-month mark, with sixty-eight percent being very satisfied at the 18-month mark.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC utilizes VYCROSS technology.

Similar to JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC (FDA-approved for lip augmentation and correction of perioral rhytids) and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC (FDA-approved to increase volume lost due to aging in the cheek area), JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is created with Allergan’s VYCROSS®technology. The VYCROSS technology is a proprietary blend of varying molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which supports the gel’s duration.

Is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC right for you?

As with any filler, the right choice for you will depend on your needs, budget, and long-term goals. VOLLURE is great for the nasolabial fold area, and could also be used off-label in other areas. At the same time, another filler, like JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS, might be better for you, depending on the severity of your folds and other areas of your face that might need to be filled.

Injecting fillers is an art in and of itself. The injector you’re working with should take the time to educate you and provide you with options based on your cosmetic goals. With a wide range of fillers available these days, it’s easier than ever to receive a truly tailored approach with the right fillers in the right areas of the face.

Contact DermaTouch RN of Houston today to find out if JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is right for you. While you’re at it, check out our monthly specials on VOLLURE and several other services we offer!

Is Dysport Right for You?

Dysport is an FDA approved prescription to relax the muscles that cause frown lines on the forehead and crows feet around the eyes. It came on the market in 2009 and was the first competitor to Botox, which had been on the market since 2002. At DermaTouch RN, we offer both Botox and Dysport, and we often get the questions, “What’s the difference?”

Dysport is very similar to Botox.

Similar to Botox, Dysport is a Botulinum Type A Neurotoxin used to relax muscles that cause crows feet and frown lines on the forehead.

How is Dysport different than Botox?

Botox is a larger molecule than Dysport, meaning it requires more Dysport to achieve a similar result to Botox. Botox is also more per unit, though because it requires more Dysport to achieve a similar result, the cost saving is minimal when compared to Botox.

As far as results, Botox typically takes 4 to 6 days to see an initial effect and Dysport typically takes 2 to 5 days.

Dysport is $1.00 off this month!

For the month of September, we’re offering Dysport at $3.00 per unit. And even if it’s not on special, you can’t beat $4.00 per unit for Dysport.  So stop in or contact us today to set up your free consultation today to determine if Dysport is right for you!

We also believe educating our patients is a priority. For more information on Dysport, refer to our Dysport Q&A.

TNS Essential Serum and Why We Love It @ DermaTouch RN!

When it comes to skin care products, we’re very selective in choosing the ones we offer at DermaTouch RN. The results must be visible, and with a line like SkinMedica, we know our clients are using products that will bring them back for more.

SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum is one of the most popular products in the SkinMedica line. Why? Because the results speak for themselves.

TNS Essential Serum is clinically proven to work.

TNS Essential Serum has been clinically proven to brighten and smooth skin, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin texture, resiliency, and tone. Some of our clients have seen dramatic results.

Who should use TNS Essential Serum?

TNS Essential Serum is suitable for all skin types and perfect for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin (who doesn’t want that?), be it reduce wrinkles and fine lines or improve tone and texture.

With products that are rooted in science, SkinMedica is a brand you can trust. In fact, per the SkinMedica website, 92% of subjects “rated their skin as looking healthier and more youthful, reduced the appearance of wrinkles, and enhanced skin texture and tone. Initial results occurred in 30 days with optimal results occurring in 90 days.”

Try TNS Essential Serum today!

This month is the perfect time to stock up on TNS Essential Serum, as when you buy 2, you get 1 Free! We also offer other great promotions on SkinMedica products, so keep checking our monthly specials to amp up your skin care line sooner than later!

Contact us today at 281.895.9090 or stop by to check out our full line of skin care products and services. We’re here to serve Houston and the greater Texas region.

Ready to Give Botox a Try for Just $8/Unit!?

 

This month is the perfect month to give Botox a try if you’ve been considering it. At DermaTouch RN, we’re offering Botox for $8/unit (minimum 30 units), which is a steal! We’re also giving $.50 for every unit purchased to a local Hurricane Harvey relief effort–Double Bonus!

What is Botox?

Botox has been on the market for cosmetic use since 2002. Botox is a Neurotoxins — Botulinum Type A—that is used to relax muscles that cause crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead.

How long does it take to see effects of Botox?

The initial effects of Botox can be seen within the first 5 days of treatment, with the full effect seen within 10 to 12 days. It can last for up to 6 months in some patients. Results vary based on area treated, the patient’s chemistry, and the number of units used.

The skill of the injector is important!

What’s most important in getting Botox treatment is finding a skilled injector who understands face structure and how Botox function in the body. This will help to reduce the possibility of any unwanted side effects and increase the chances of you getting the results you desire. At DermaTouch RN, we have injected literally 1000s of vials of Botox into patients. We are confident in the results our practitioners provide.

For more information on Botox, refer to our Botox Q&A.

Stop in or contact us today to set up your free consultation today to get rid of those frown lines and crows fit!

Treat Yourself All Week for Labor Day at DermaTouch RN!

Labor Day might be over, but the week isn’t. In fact, why not celebrate Labor Day all month? After all, you work hard to earn the right to treat yourself. And we’re here to help you do just that at DermaTouch RN!

Need a little bit of filler?

We have everything from Juvederm and Voluma to the newer fillers like Vollure and Volbella. It all depends on where you want to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles or where you need a little bit of lift. We have some great specials this month on Vollure packages at DermaTouch RN in Houston!

Considering Botox or Dysport? Need a touch-up?

We offer great pricing on Botox and Dysport, and for the month of September, we’re offering $1.00 off of our already low pricing, bringing Botox down to $8.00 a unit and Dysport down to $3.00 a unit. Plus, we’ll be donating $.50 for every unit of Botox and $20 for every unit of Dysport purchased to a Harvey relief effort!

Are you looking for a neck or face lift without surgery?

Then Ultherapy might be perfect for you! Ultherapy uses Ultrasound technology to support the body’s ability to produce collagen. Long-term results are a more lifted and toned appearance. Plus, the images taken at the time of treatment are proof the treatment works when compared to photos taken a few weeks later! Check out our monthly specials page or call for pricing to get a great deal on Ultherapy treatments.

Tired of seeing that Double Chin?

Kybella helps to reduce the appearance of fat under the chin by eliminating fat cells permanently from the body. No surgery is needed. Only a few injections and two to four treatments, and you can say bye-bye to that Double Chin! Plus, for the month of September, you can purchase a vial of Kybella for $360 compared to the normal $600 price tag.

For any treatment or service, results and the number of treatments or treatment amount needed vary based on the patient, area being treated, and severity of the concern.

Contact DermaTouch RN today at 281.895.9090 to schedule your free consultation. It’s time to treat yourself this Labor Day month!

Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs and Shaving Bumps for Good!

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to shaving bumps, or their official name (Pseudo Folliculitis or PFB), unless you have one or get them frequently. We see patients who have this issue at DermaTouch RN, and fortunately, we have the technology to make shaving bumps and ingrown hairs history!

What causes ingrown hairs or shaving bumps (PFB)?

Shaving bumps are caused by a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules. The pathogenesis of PFB is caused by:

  1. Extrafollicular penetration that occurs when hair reenters the skin after a close shave.
  2. Transfollicular penetration that occurs when the sharp tip of a growing hair pierces the follicle wall after a close shave.

Laser hair removal is the best way to get rid of Shaving Bumps and Ingrown Hairs!

DermaTouch, RN provides the most advanced FDA approved laser technology to help reduce and eliminate Pseudo Folliculitis (PFB), aka shaving bumps. This advanced technology allows us to treat all ethnic groups and skin types safely and effectively in the Houston, TX area.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The light of the laser is absorbed by pigment in actively growing hair. this process damages the hair follicle, resulting in the absence or re-growth. The average client sees at least a 75% short-term reduction of shaving bumps within two weeks after just one or two treatments.

How many treatments will I need for optimal results?

Because only a portion of your hair is in the active phase at the time of treatment, a series of treatments is recommended for permanent hair removal. Typically, 6 to 8 treatments will be required for long-term effects. Treatments are spaced 4 to 12 weeks apart depending on the anatomical position of the hair and hair growth cycles.

How long does laser hair removal last?

Typically, laser hair removal is permanent. One or two annual touch-up treatments may be required after completing the initial treatment series.

At DermaTouch RN, we have very competitive pricing on Laser Hair Removal packages in Houston. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get rid of shaving bumps for good!

Some of Our Favorite Blog Posts from DermaTouch RN

Every once in a while, we like to take a moment to share some of our favorite blog posts from recent months. Below are a few posts for your reading enjoyment from July and August. Enjoy!

Do You Have Submental Fullness (aka “Double Chin”)? Read this blog to find out more about Kybella and how to get rid of submental fat from under your chin without surgery!

We Want to Make Sure You’re “in-the-know” at DermaTouch RN It’s important for aesthetic service providers to educate you about the services they’re offering. This blog lets you know how we do it at DermaTouch RN.

Need to Remove that Beloved Tattoo in Just One or Two Treatments? Getting rid of that tattoo is easier than ever with today’s technology!

Laser Hair Removal for Smooth Skin all Year Round Read more on how to get rid of that pesky hair for good in this post.

Tips to Care for Your Skin when Working Out It’s important to take extra care of your skin during and after workouts! This blog provides tips to help you do so.

Did You Know Stress has a Major Impact on Your Skin?  Stress can have a negative impact on your body, which includes the skin. This post provides tips on how to handle to minimize the damage of stress on the skin.

Contact us at DermaTouch RN today to find out how we can help support all of your skin care needs.

Taking Care of Yourself (and Your Skin) During a Hurricane

With hurricane season among us in Houston, and Hurricane Harvey lurking and ready to make landfall this weekend, we want to ensure your safety here at DermaTouch RN. Personal safety is first, of course. So once you have that covered, we want you to be able to take care of that lovely skin, as well!

Per weather stations, Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit Texas as a Category 3 storm, one of the worst since 1999’s Hurricane Bret, Friday evening into early Saturday. Below are some tips to keep you and your family (and your skin) healthy and safe this weekend and throughout the hurricane season.

Remain calm: Getting stressed doesn’t help anyone when a hurricane arrives. It impacts your ability to function and your overall health, including your skin. Do what you can to prepare beforehand so you can more easily remain calm during the storm.

Keep fresh water handy: Water is important for hydration and cleanliness. Potable water supplies can get contaminated when it rains for days, so put pots out to collect water and keep water pots close to where you need it, like in the bathroom to flush the toilet and wash your hands. Not to mention, you need fresh water to drink!

Wash anything and everything: If you don’t have electricity for days or weeks, then you’ll want to ensure your home, laundry, pets and yourself are squeaky clean before the storm hits.

Be ready if the lights go out: Stock up on candles, lighters, and flashlights and have them handy and easily available if the lights go out, including by sinks to properly wash your face and hands.

Go to the ATM: Before the storm hits, get plenty of cash out of the bank so you have it on hand when you need it. When the electricity goes out, the only option to pay for items might be cash due to credit card machines being down, etc.

Have board games handy: To keep yourself and the children entertained, have board games or cards available with a couple flashlights close by. This will help pass the time and take your mind off the storm.

Charge your personal devices: Charge all of your personal devices, such as a computer, cell phone, notepad, and so on, prior to the storm. When the electricity goes out, use only one device at a time so you have means of communication with the outside world for a longer period of time.

These are just a few tips to support you and your family during a hurricane. For more information, do an online search for “hurricane safety.”

Contact us at DermaTouch RN if you have any questions about our hours or appointments during the storm. We wish you and your family a safe and dry weekend!

Do you have Submental Fullness (aka “Double Chin”)?

Submental fullness, also referred to as “Double Chin,” can be bothersome to those who see it every day when they look in the mirror. It can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight gain, and no matter how much you exercise, it still might not go away. Kybella is a treatment used by many healthcare professionals to help their clients and patients get rid of the submental fat that causes submental fullness.

If you’re bothered by excessive fat under the chin, you’re not alone.

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As Allergan—the producers of Kybella—puts it on the mykybella.com website,  “Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently.” The site also shares that, according to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67 percent of people surveyed are bothered by the fat beneath their chin, and are often “just as bothered by submental fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.”

Is Kybella right for you?

Regardless of why you have it, if getting rid of your double chin is a top priority, then Kybella might be a good option for you. When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella destroys unwanted fat cells. The destroyed cells are then naturally eliminated from the body, and they’re gone for good. Many see results after just one treatment, with an average of two to four treatments needed for desired results. The average number of injections per treatment ranges from 15 to 30. Results can last for years to come with a good treatment protocol.

Get 40% of off Kybella at DermaTouch RN in August!

For the month of August, DermaTouch RN is offering 40% off of Kybella, bringing it down to only $360 per vial compared to the normal $600 per vial. This is the perfect time to get rid of your the excess fat under your chin without going under the knife!

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you.