Celebrate Christmas in July at DermaTouch RN!

It might be hot outside, and we might not be seeing or feeling Christmas weather for another six months, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait six more months to treat yourself!

If you’ve considered cosmetic treatments or you need a touch-up from a previous service, it’s always a great time to stop in at DermaTouch RN. With our super low prices on everything from fillers to Botox to laser treatments, we can help you look and feel your best all year round. And even better, you’ll receive the professionalism of an experienced practitioner who will work with you to develop a personalized plan to address all of your skincare and cosmetic needs.

Reduce fat with SculpSure.

If you have fat you’ve been trying to get rid of in those hard-to-lose places, like on the tummy and sides (aka “love handles”), SculpSure is for you! SculpSure is a non-invasive, light-based body contouring treatment that helps to reduce fat cells by up to 24 percent. Once the cells are eliminated, they’re gone for good!

Turn back the hands of time with Laser Resurfacing, Fillers, and Botox.

We have some of the best pricing on Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm and Voluma, as well as Botox. Botox will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Fillers can help reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, as well as fill in areas (like the nasolabial folds)  to help the face appear fuller and more youthful.

Feel good from the inside out with Bio-Identical Hormones.

Health starts from the inside out, which is why we offer Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our hormone levels often decrease as we age, which can cause unwelcome side effects, such as fatigue and mood swings. Replacing those hormones with Bio-Identical hormones will help to reduce those unwanted side effects. We use BioTE hormones at DermaTouch RN, a brand name people have come to know and trust.

Get that glow with Chemical Peels.

Chemical peels are a more aggressive facial that helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sun damage, reduce acne scarring, and helps the face look more youthful and supple in general. We use SkinMedica Peels and Vi Aesthetics Peels to serve our patients at DermaTouch RN.

Stop in or contact us today for a free consultation and find out what other services and treatments plans we offer, like tattoo removal and laser hair removal, and check out our extensive line of skin care from some of the best companies in the industry, such as SkinMedica and Obagi!

With our low prices, great monthly specials, and proven results, you can’t go wrong by addressing your skin care concerns and cosmetics needs at DermaTouch RN today.

Did You Know about the Dysport Rewards Program: ASPIRE Galderma Rewards?

In 2009, Dysport came on the market as the second FDA approved neurotoxin for cosmetic use, being the first competitor on the market for Botox. Many are familiar with Botox and its rewards program, and though many are now familiar with Dysport, they might not be familiar with the rewards program for purchasing Dysport—ASPIRE Galderma Rewards. In fact, when a customer signs up for the ASPIRE program, they instantly receive a $20 treatment certificate that can be used that same day!

What are the perks of the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program?

As a member of the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program, you’ll not only receive the $20 coupon upon sign-up, but you’ll also:

  • Earn points with every Galderma aesthetic treatment.
  • Earn points for referring friends.
  • Earn points for taking monthly beauty quizzes.
  • Redeem points for treatments, or cash back to use in Rewards Boutique, with different options from companies such as Nordstrom, Amazon, Sephora, and more.

How does Dysport Work?

Dysport is a neurotoxin — Botulinum Type A—used to relax muscles that cause frown lines on the forehead and crows feet around the eyes. In theory, effects can be seen within two to five days and last for four to six months. Results vary based on the treatment area, the number of units used, and the chemistry of the patient.

For more information about Dysport, refer to our Dysport Q&A.

Stop in or contact us today to set up your free consultation to determine if Dysport is right for you. You can even register for the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program while you’re at it to receive your $20 instant coupon to use the same day!

Botox vs. Dysport – What’s the Difference?

You’re likely familiar with Botox, which has been on the market for cosmetic use since 2002. A few years later in 2009, Dysport was also FDA approved for cosmetic use, being the first competitor on the market for Botox. There is now an additional competitor to Botox and Dysport—Xeomin—that came on the market in the past few years, though at DermaTouch RN, we stick with Botox and Dysport because it allows us to pass more savings on to the client when we purchase more of a particular product from suppliers.

We have some clients who love and stick with Botox, and some who enjoy the effects of Dysport better. Everyone’s different and can respond differently to different treatments.

Botox and Dysport are very similar.

Both Botox and Dysport are Neurotoxins — Botulinum Type A—that is used to relax muscles that cause crows feet and frown lines on the forehead. They’ve both been in use for years and have similar effects when used on patients.

How do Dysport and Botox differ?

Dysport is a smaller molecule, requiring more of it to get a similar result to Botox. Dysport also costs less, though due to the requirement of more units, the cost saving compared to Botox is minimal.

Dysport has a slightly quicker effect that can be seen when compared to Botox (in theory, 2-5 days vs 4-6 days for Botox). Dysport also spreads to a wider area, or diffuses more, which can be a good thing in certain areas of the forehead, and not such a good thing in others areas. Each client is different as to how they respond to the treatment.

The skill of the injector is more important than the product used!

Whether you’re using  Dysport or Botox, what’s most important is finding a skilled injector who understands face structure and how each product functions in the body.  At DermaTouch RN, we have injected literally 1000s of vials of Dysport and Botox combined and are confident in the results our practitioners provide.

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

Stop in or contact us today to set up your free consultation today to determine if Botox or Dysport is right for you!

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!

Top Five Cosmetic Procedures to Lift and Brighten Your Holiday Season

As the holidays approach and party plans start to take shape, both men and women are scheduling cosmetic procedures to ensure everyone looks their holiday best.  Gift certificates are also proving popular stocking stuffers.

Among the top five pre-holiday procedures individuals seek include:

Simple cosmetic procedures can transform for the holidays.

Simple cosmetic procedures can transform your holidays.

 

Injectables and Fillers

While among the most popular cosmetic procedures year-round, injectables such as Botox and DySport and fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Sculptra and the latest in injectable treatments, Kybella, top the list in requested cosmetic procedures in preparation for the holidays.  These simple procedures take little time to perform in the office and produce immediate results – eliminating furroughed brow and forehead lines, reducing the appearance of crows feet, smile and lip lines, as well as lifting brows and subtly plumping lips.

Skin Rejuvenation

Enhanced skin rejuvenation laser therapy helps shed the visible wear of the past year, reinvigorating sun-damaged skin and reducing visibility of age spots, lentigines and facial telangiectasia. Patients with photo-damage and photo-aging often benefit from this type of procedure.

Skin Rejuvenation Laser Therapy Specifically Addresses:

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Photo-aging
  • Lentigines and facial telangiectasia
  • Vascular and pigment irregularities

“Painting” the entire face with the laser, patients typically see clearing of sun damage, wrinkle improvement as collagen forms and overall younger looking skin.  Optimal benefit may require three to eight treatments.

Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal procedures are very popular in preparation for skin baring holiday styles. Utilizing the latest in laser hair removal technology, registered nurses safely remove hair by heating the area at the base of the hair shaft, permanently preventing hair regrowth.

The laser procedure targets the pigment in the hair follicle, which works on either black or brown hair, and must be performed during a specific phase in the hair’s growth cycle (active or anagen phase).  Multiple treatments are required and vary with each individual and by body site.

Skin Tightening with SkinTyte

Skin tightening treatments are among the fastest growing laser procedures in the aesthetic industry. Using infrared energy, SkinTyte is safe for all skin types and can treat any area of the body (face, neck, arms, abdomen, knees), giving skin a firmer and more youthful appearance. There is no need for topical anesthetic, no down time, and no excessive redness. This is truly a lunchtime procedure!

Laser Vein Therapy 

A beautiful pair of legs can greatly enhance a holiday dress.  With a revolutionary new laser vein therapy treatment,  spider veins and other distracting veins are quickly and safely eliminated.  Vein removal treatment, including Sclerotherapy and Alscera, effectively eliminates broken capillaries up to 4 mm in diameter on the face and legs as well. Utilizing advanced technology redness and bruising associated with traditional treatments are minimized. This laser vein therapy technology also allows treatment for people of any ethnic origin and skin type, including tanned skin.

Check out weekly and monthly DermaTouch RN specials and schedule an appointment before your next holiday party!