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!

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.

The Beauty of KYBELLA®

A new FDA-approved injection treatment that’s bringing youthful beauty back

Among the newest products in the arsenal of ageless beauty, KYBELLA® is restoring the appearance of youth to one of the most telling parts of the body – the chin and neck. The nonsurgical sculpting effect of KYBELLA® takes years off the appearance….and profile of both men and women.

KYBELLA, FDA-Approved Solution to Submental Fat in the Chin of Adults.

As we age, not only does our skin lose elasticity but pockets of fat may also accumulate in certain areas of our body.  One of these areas is the chin and neck, giving a double chin appearance to even the leanest among us.  Often resistant to diet and exercise, FDA-approved KYBELLA® injectable treatments are able to dissolve this fatty pocket, known as “submental” fat.

Identical to our own body’s own deoxycholic acid, which helps to absorb and eliminate fats, KYBELLA® works by targeting and destroying these fat cells.


According to a 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people are bothered by the excess fat beneath their chin.


KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is a prescription medicine, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin of adults. Once destroying these fat cells, the area can no longer store or accumulate fat. Based on composite clinician and patient ratings scales, 68.2% and 16% of KYBELLA® -treated subjects had ≥ 1-grade and ≥ 2-grade improvement after final treatment, versus 20.5% and 1.5% of those treated with placebo, respectively (1).

A series of injections are delivered directly to the fatty pocket beneath the chin, destroying fat cells and improving the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with “submental fat” in adults.

KYBELLA®  versus CoolSculpting CoolMini

Unlike the CoolSculpting “CoolMini,” which uses Cryolipolysis (cold therapy) and requires the chin of a patient to be clamped into a small device delivering “arctic level cold” for an hour, KYBELLA®  injections are delivered in a rapid and direct manner to the marked areas, taking less than 30 minutes to complete.

Kybella comparison1

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KYBELLA® injection therapy is proving a less invasive alternative to liposuction and surgery to remove double-chin, or submental fat of the chin, in adults. The procedure can accommodate any size patient, unlike the size restrictive CoolMini device.  While most patients see results in just two sessions, size and severity of submental fat may require additional sessions. Though, once results are achieved, patients will not need to address this area again.

An Allergan ACE Trainer at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Renee Moschitto RN BSN is the founder of DermaTouch RN and one of the Top Injectors in Texas.  She and her team now offer KYBELLA® injection therapy to qualifying candidates.  Learn more at www.dermatouchrn.com .

Khloe Kardashian is now the face of KYBELLA’s Live Chin Up campaign!  Read more about KYBELLA® injection therapy – what to expect and possible side-effects.

Kloe Kardashian, Spokesperson for KYBELLA

Khloe Kardashian, Spokesperson for KYBELLA

Khloe Kardashian and the KYBELLA Live Chin Up Campaign

Khloe Kardashian and the KYBELLA Live Chin Up Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.) Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Avisorymmittee Briefing Document, 2015. 

 

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!