Is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Right for You?

With so many dermal filler options available, there can be a lot of question as to which one to use for the needs of the patient. The truth is, we often use a blend of fillers for a patient at DermaTouch RN, depending on the facial structure and concerns of the patient. We also stick to fillers backed by results and customer satisfaction, which is why we offer the full line of fillers by Allergan, including JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC, AND JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, and their newest fillers  JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC

We recently shared a news story on why we love JUVEDERM VOLBELLA XC, and thought we’d share here in our blog, as well. Patients treated with VOLBELLA XC have the opportunity to walk away with fuller lips and softer lines around the mouth, making them very happy individuals!

What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is an FDA approved prescription for use in the perioral rhytids and lips. Of the subjects treated with VOLBELLA XC, two-thirds showed improvement in lip fullness and perioral lines through one year.

What makes JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC unique when compared to other dermal fillers?

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is unique when compared to Allergan’s other dermal fillers because it has been customized with a lower HA concentration, yet it still gives the long-lasting results patients and healthcare providers have come to experience and expect from Allergan’s JUVÉDERM®  collection of fillers.

VOLBELLA® XC is also formulated with Allergan’s proprietary filler technology, VYCROSS®, which blends different molecular weights of Hyaluronic acid to support the gel’s duration.

DermaTouch RN’s Founder, Renee Moschitto, shared the following about VOLBELLA:

“VOLBELLA® XC is a thinner product when compared to other fillers, so we don’t see the bumpiness that can sometimes occur with thicker fillers. It’s easier to work with to create a smooth appearance for the lips and around the mouth, as well as under the eyes. VOLBELLA is also great for those who are trying filler in the lip and mouth areas for the first time, because it adds volume, but not quite as much va-voom as thicker fillers can. And even though it’s a thinner product, making it easier to work with, it has still been shown to last for up to a year, similar to thicker fillers.”

Off-label, VOLBELLA can be used to increase volume in the under eye area, as well. However, there is not a dermal filler available that is FDA approved for use under the eyes, so it’s important to work with a trained practitioner with positive results and reviews if having filler injected under the eyes.

In a near-future blog, we’ll discuss JUVEDERM VOLLURE XC, Allergan’s newest filler, approved for use in the nasolabial fold area of the face.

At DermaTouch RN, the patient always comes first. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to determine the best dermal filler options for your cosmetic needs.

Botox and Facial Rejuvenation – It’s for Men, Too!

When we hear the terms cosmetic services, facial rejuvenation, and skin care, we often think of women and women’s services. However, more and more men are turning to DermaTouch RN in Houston for cosmetic services to support facial rejuvenation and skin care, as they tend to care as much about their skin and appearance as much as women do (even if they don’t like to show it)!

Botox for men can treat moderate to severe lines on the face.

Botox is one option to help turn back the hands of time for men. Botox treats moderate to severe lines on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the brows. The muscles will relax and the lines will appear smoother within a week and last for up to six months. Results vary based on the individual needs and desired outcome, the areas treated, and the number of units used.

Dermal fillers and chemical peels are also great options for men.

Other cosmetic treatments for men include dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Voluma, chemical peels, and skin care products. At DermaTouch RN, we offer skin care products from top-of-the-line brands, such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical Products, Inc, as well as chemical peels from SkinMedica and VI Aesthetics. These products and services are backed by science and proven results.

Father’s Day is a great time to treat the men in your life.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to treat that special father in your life with services from DermaTouch RN. Or, if you’re the father in the picture, take the time out to treat yourself to our products and services. You’ll be glad you did!

At DermaTouch RN, we’re backed by more than 10 years of experience and positive reviews. Contact us today for a free consultation for yourself or the special father in your life!

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with DermaTouch RN!    

With National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) just around the corner, we wanted to help women celebrate by focusing on our partnership to support overall health and well-being at DermaTouch RN! Per the Government Women’s Health website, “National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.”

Overall well-being starts on the inside; that’s our perspective at DermaTouch RN, at least.  This is why we offer products that address external skin and cosmetic concerns, in addition to what’s required to maintain health from the inside out. We’ve outlined some of the ways we support overall well-being for women below.

BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Balanced Hormones

Hormones help to regulate much of our body’s systems, which in turn means that balanced hormones are essential for optimal health. As we age, naturally occurring hormones levels can drop, which often results in symptoms like weight gain, sleep concerns, mood swings, low energy, hair loss, and more. Fortunately, there is hormone replacement therapy for those who need it.

After extensive research, we offer BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to our patients at DermaTouch RN. BioTE offers “the balance of nature and science with extraordinary benefits!”  We share more about why we love BioTE in “BioTE Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Overall Well-being.”

Skin Care Treatments that Offer Results

We offer a variety of skin care and cosmetic services to treat a number of skin conditions and concerns. Our treatments range anywhere from chemical peels and fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, etc.) to Botox and laser resurfacing to skin needling and body contouring. We also offer tattoo removal, eyelash treatments, and treat several skin conditions like melasma, warts, rosacea, and Seborrheic Keratoses.

Premium Products for Skin Health

Skin health is dependent on a good skin care regimen. At DermaTouch RN, we offer products that are backed by proven results and address skin care concerns such as acne, premature aging, and sun damage. We are thrilled to offer top-of-the-line skin care products backed by science from companies such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical Products, Inc. You can find out which products are our Founder’s favorite in “Renee’s Top 5 Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN.”

Whether you’re looking to turn back the hands of time or simply want to feel better, we’re here to help. DermaTouch RN is backed by 10 years of success. Contact us today to celebrate National Women’s Health Week by scheduling your free consultation to address your health and skin care and cosmetic needs today!

Celebrate National Siblings Day at DermaTouch RN

National Siblings Day, also referred to as Siblings Day, is April 10th. The holiday was Copyright: https://www.123rf.com/profile_franckito'>franckito / 123RF Stock Photofounded in 1995 by Claudia Evart, a native New Yorker. After losing her two siblings early in life, she went on to create the holiday in honor of siblings, understanding how important siblings are to us.

With that said, why not take the time to celebrate your siblings and show them you care by spending a day with them at DermaTouch RN? We offer a variety of skin care treatments to meet a variety of needs, from facials to laser hair removal to dermal fillers, like Juvederm, and Botox.  Or, if you can’t manage to find a time to come in together, treat them to a DermaTouch RN gift certificate or service.

DermaTouch RN has been providing cosmetic and aesthetic services for more than a decade for the Texas market. People also travel from throughout the United States for the professional and affordable treatments they receive at the clinic. We focus on putting the patient first, so they can walk away feeling confident in their choices and results.

So bring your sibling(s) to DermaTouch RN to let them know you appreciate them. The options are endless! After all, who doesn’t love a little skin rejuvenation? We have chemical peels and laser technology that will do the job.

Or maybe your brother or sister has a tattoo they’ve been wanting to get removed?  Our PicoSure laser from Cynosure works amazingly well.

Or maybe he or she has been wanting to melt away a few pounds? Our SculpSure system is the perfect solution.

The list could go on with options to meet all kinds of skin care and cosmetic needs for your favorite sibling(s)!

Contact us today or call 281.895.9090 to find out how we can help you and your siblings celebrate National Siblings Day with one of our skin care packages.

For more information about National Siblings Day, visit http://www.siblingsday.org/.

Celebrate YOU on International Women’s Day at DermaTouch RN

Today is International Women’s Day, a global holiday created to celebrate the cultural, political, economic, and social achievements of women. With that said, we wanted to take the time to honor our highly trained staff of women here at DermaTouch RN—without whom we would not have the thriving business we have today (10 years and going!)—in addition to all the women we serve on a daily basis. Let’s also not forget all the men in our lives that support our goals, achievements, and more.

As women, we want to look and feel our best, which is why DermaTouch RN has a wide variety of services and products to meet a number of skin care and cosmetic needs. We offer treatments like dermal fillers, such as Voluma and Juvederm, Botox, top-of-the-line skin care products, Bio-Identical hormones, and Laser therapy, which can treat anything from loose skin to skin tags to rosacea. We also understand that beauty starts from the inside out, and we will work with you to develop an approach for overall well-being in your life.

Take the time to celebrate you this week in honor of International Women’s Day and contact us for a consultation @ 281.895.9090. Consider bringing a friend to celebrate with, as well!

We put our patients first and will work with you to develop a plan of action to treat all of your skin care and cosmetic needs.

Meet DermaTouch RN’s Practice Director – Dana Mendoza

As with any successful MedSpa establishment, customer service means care, professionalism, and putting the patients first. DermaTouch RN’s Practice Director, Dana Mendoza, understands this. With more than 12 years of Aesthetic industry experience, she oversees all office operations, from working with employees and hiring the right staff to making sure customers are happy and well taken care of.  She oversees client bookings, consults with patients, and provides education on procedures and treatment plans with the compassion and care DermaTouch RN is known for.

From a marketing perspective, Dana helps drive business growth and supports and oversees the clinic’s social media and marketing efforts.  She’s a proactive leader that supports the collaborative efforts and teamwork for a staff that puts its best foot forward in all areas.

It’s team members like Dana that keep patients coming back for all that DermaTouch RN has to offer. For more than a decade, the clinic has been offering services that range from bio-identical hormones and fillers, like Juvederm and Voluma, to Botox and a variety of Laser treatments to treat unwanted fat, skin tags, sagging skin, and more.

To find out more about Dana and the rest of DermaTouch RN’s staff, visit our ABOUT page. To find out more about DermaTouch RN and its services, visit the DermaTouch RN HOME page. You can also check out our last few blogs: “Meet Dina Forsyth, RN, BSN at DermaTouch RN,Meet Lori Walkoviak, RN, MSN, FNP-C at DermaTouch RN,” andMeet Aesthetician Casey Stroud with DermaTouch RN.”

Contact us today or call 281.895.9090 to find out how we can support your cosmetic and skin care needs!

FDA-Approved Label vs. Off-Label: What Does It Mean?

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If you’ve done research online for certain MedSpa or cosmetic procedures, you might have stumbled across the term “off-label.” In the US, prescription drugs require an FDA approval to be prescribed to patients, but these drugs are often prescribed for uses outside of the FDA approval guidelines for that drug—that’s where the term “off-label” comes from. Per WebMD, “Off-label” means the medication is being used in a manner not specified in the FDA’s approved packaging label, or insert.”

Why does the FDA allow off-label use?

After the FDA approves a drug—which is an extensive process where the FDA evaluates the safety, effectiveness, and indication for a drug—healthcare providers can generally prescribe the drug for an “off-label” use if they come to the determination that it is medically appropriate for a particular patient. A practitioner might choose to take such an approach if all other prescriptions have failed or if the patient would benefit from the off-label use, as is the case with many cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

What cosmetic treatments are considered FDA approved vs. “off-label?”

Botox is FDA approved for the crows feet and glabella area (the area between the eyes) to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, Botox is often used in the forehead, nose, lip, jaw, chin, and underarm areas, as well, meaning these are “off-label” uses for the prescription.

Likewise, some fillers, such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane, are FDA approved for use in the nasal labial folds, lips, and cheeks, but are also used in the chin, bridge of the nose, and under the eyes.

What do I need to consider if a practitioner uses “off-label” practices?

Many MedSpas and clinics offering cosmetic services will apply treatments and prescriptions for both their FDA-approved and “off-label” uses. Doing so serves the client by offering the benefits of a prescription, such as Botox or fillers, to fully meet the patient’s goals. What you want to be sure of is that you’re working with a reputable provider that knows what they’re doing and has conducted several of the procedures you’ve been prescribed. Read more about selecting a reputable provider by reviewing “What to Look for in a Reputable MedSpa and Cosmetic Services Establishments.”

DermaTouch RN just celebrated their 10 year anniversary and plan to be around for several more decades to come. Contact us today to determine the best approach to meet all of your skin care and cosmetic needs and to better understand “off-label” utilization!

Unlike Other MedSpas, DermaTouch RN Passes the Savings on to The Client!

If you look at the prices at many MedSpas and Aesthetic service providers, they are definitely not for those on a budget. For many, cosmetic procedures are considered luxury services that very few can afford. But that’s not the case with DermaTouch RN.

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DermaTouch RN is a leader in cosmetic and aesthetic services. People come from around the United States for treatments at their clinic. This is in part due to the fact that they always put the patient first. In addition, DermaTouch RN has some of the most competitive pricing options available. Why? Becuase they buy in bulk to get a better deal on pricing, and instead of pocketing the money like many MedSpas do, they choose to pass the savings on to their clients.

For example, DermaTouch RN offers the one and only $8.00 a unit New Client Botox Special (min 50 units), and the prices for Botox for existing clients remain low at only $8.25 – $9.25 per unit depending on the number of units purchased and payment type. You can read more about Botox pricing on their Home and Monthly Specials pages.

Brilliant Distinctions Program by Allergan

Another way for DermaTouch RN clients to save money is by signing up for Brilliant Distinctions® by Allergan®. It’s free to join, and every time you spend money on an Allergan product, you receive points that equate to dollars off of future services. Botox, Kybella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Voluma, and Latisse are all Allergan products used at DermaTouch RN.

Monthly Specials

If you look at DermaTouch RN’s regular pricing, you’ll see that the prices are already discounted compared to other businesses offering similar services. On top of their already low regular pricing, DermaTouch RN offers monthly specials that provide an even greater price break. Check out their Monthly Specials page for this month’s great offers!

DermaTouch RN just celebrated its 10 year anniversary! If you’re looking for a reputable, stable, and professional establishment for your cosmetic and aesthetic services, then look no further than DermaTouch RN. You’ll receive the treatment you desire with competitive pricing and optimal results.

Call us today to schedule a consultation at 281.895.9090.

 

Legal vs. Illegal Practices – Do You Know Who is Injecting You?

When you enter a MedSpa or cosmetic service provider’s office, you expect to receive treatment from a professional, licensed individual who knows what he or she is doing. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. With the increase in “17032306 - legal vs illegal illustration design over a blackboardspa” parties, medispas, and other establishments boasting to offer cosmetic services such as Botox and fillers, it’s important to do your homework to ensure you’re working with an establishment that’s legally performing the services you seek. DermaTouch RN just celebrated its ten year anniversary, which is in part due to our ethical and legal practices as well as our focus on putting the patient’s needs and safety first.

Did you know that all injectables require a prescription?

When we speak of injectibles, we mean fillers such as Juvederm products (Voluma, Ultra, Ultra Plus), Restylane, Kybella, Sculptra, Radiesse, Botox, and Dysport. These all require a prescription before being injected. Further, certain chemical peels require a prescription.

Who can legally inject with a prescription?

Per our recent blog post, “Who Can Legally Inject Based on Texas Medical Board Rule 197.13?” we shared that, “Per the Texas RULE §193.17, a midlevel practitioner, in addition to a physician, can inject with a written order. A midlevel practitioner is defined as “a physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse.”

Who should NOT be injecting you?

Licensed Estheticians of any sort are not permitted to inject or use any product or procedure that comes in contact with or penetrates the dermis layer of the skin. In other words, it is illegal for an esthetician to be injecting you, even if delegated by a doctor. Unfortunately, this type of practice happens more often than it should.  Also, an esthetician is not authorized to use lasers for hair removal, teeth whitening, or skin resurfacing.

Medical assistants who are injecting offer another area of concern. “Medical assistant” has no true legal significance in Texas. There are no required training, licensing, or certifications. When direct care is provided by a medical assistant, the patient must be notified of such. Medical assistants are not permitted to write prescriptions and in most cases are prohibited from doing cosmetic laser treatments, fillers, or Botox injections without a prescription. Doctors may be subject to disciplinary action for professional misconduct if they allow a medical assistant to do such things.

How can we ensure legal vs. illegal practices?

Always do your research before having any type of cosmetic treatment performed. Ask for licenses and credentials. If you find that an esthetician or individual is performing injections or services he or she should not be, please contact the Texas Medical Board at 512-305-7030 or 1-800-248-4062 or http://www.tmb.state.tx.us. We want to keep our community and patients safe, first and foremost, and the only way to stop such illegal action from happening is to report it.

To find out more about DermaTouch RN and how we approach ethics and cosmetic procedures, visit www.dermatouchrn.com. We’re here to help you create a cosmetic and aesthetic procedure approach to support your skin care needs and goals.

DermaTouch RN = Reputable State-of-the-Art Aesthetic and Wellness Center

Unlike many MedSpas and Aesthetic service providers, DermaTouch RN, lead by industry expert and Founder, Renee Moschitto, puts its patients first. They take the time to understand the needs of their patients while carefully structuring a wellness plan to meet those needs. It’s not about pushing product, but about getting the client the results they desire as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible

DermaTouch RN is a State-of-the-Art Aesthetic and Wellness Center.

With the latest skin care treatments, technology, and ongoing education and training, DermaTouch RN has a wide-variety of services to meet anti-aging and skin care needs. DermaTouch’s team includes some of the top Aesthetic Injectors in Texas, an Advanced Botox Injector, and some serve as trainers for Allergan, the producer of Juvederm and Botox.

DermaTouch RN focuses on more than just cosmetic and aesthetic services.

It’s important to understand that outward beauty begins with overall health and well-being. Backed by a team that comes with decades of experience and education in medical science, chemistry, biology, and diet and nutrition, DermaTouch RN provides complete beauty solutions. They also offer holistic health solutions, nutritional consultations, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to support the overall health and aging needs of the body. Understanding the health and well-being of each patient on a case by case basis also lends to creating a cosmetic treatment plan that is safe and effective for that specific patient.

Cosmetic services to meet a variety of needs.

From injectable fillers like Juvederm products (Voluma, Volbella, Ultra, and Ultra Plus) and Restylane products, to skin resurfacing and light laser technology, to Ultherapy and hair and tattoo removal, DermaTouch RN provides an array of treatments to meet a variety of skincare needs.

A provider you can trust.

People travel from around the country to receive the services provided by DermaTouch RN. The staff’s product knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the face ensure effective and safe procedures. With operations going strong for more than a decade, DermaTouch RN offers innovation, customer service, cost effectiveness with a reputation you can trust.

For more information about our services, products, and team, visit www.dermatouchrn.com.