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.

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.

Press Release: DermaTouch RN Offers 40% off of Kybella to Get Rid of “Double Chin” in August

DermaTouch RN is offering 40% off Kybella, bringing it to only $360 per vial during the month of August.

DermaTouch RN is excited to announce their amazing Kybella special for the month of August. Throughout the month, clients will receive 40% off of each Kybella vial purchased, which means you pay only $360 per vial compared to the typical $600 per vial. Kybella helps patients eliminate unwanted fat from under the chin, also referred to as “turkey-neck” or “double-chin.” Patients are turning to this treatment for lasting results that requires no downtime or plastic surgery. Keep Reading

 

 

Getting Wedding Ready to Look Your Best (Within Four Months or Less)!

It’s that time of year. Weddings are in the air! If you’re getting married in the near future, you, of course, want to look and feel your best for what’s considered to be one of the most important days of your life! Or, maybe you’re the mother or the bride or groom, and you too, want to look your best. At DermaTouch RN, we’re here to help with our pre-wedding suggestions that we’ve outlined below. You’ll be able to show up for the big day with your head held high!

More than four months out:

If you still have some time before the big day arises, consider Ultherapy to lift the chin, neck and brow area, while also smoothing the lines on the chest. Ultherapy is a way to lift without going under the knife. This FDA-approved treatment is non-invasive and supports the body in producing and regenerating collagen production through the use of ultrasound. One great thing about Ultherapy is the images that are taken before and after treatment that prove it’s working!

It’s can take two to three months for maximum results to appear, so you want to come in at least four months before the wedding day for a consultation and treatment.

Two to four months out:

Facials and Chemical Peels

We all want that beautiful glow, especially on our wedding day. Facials are great skin treatments to get rid of skin impurities to refine and hydrate the skin. Chemical Peels are a more intense treatment to consider, as well. The appearance of fine lines, acne, rosacea, and overall skin texture and tone can be improved with facials and chemical peels. It often takes a series of facials or peels for maximum results, which is why you want to come in at least two to four months out (four is best) to allow time between each treatment.

Botox

Get rid of those fine lines on the forehead and crows feet around the eyes with Botox before the big day. It can take up to a week for Botox to work, and results last four to six months, depending on the patient, areas treated, and the number of units used. You want to allow enough time for touch-ups, so at least a month out is best for Botox.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Voluma can help add volume to the face and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as the depth of nasolabial folds. To allow for touch-ups and to get the results you’re looking for over time, you want to have fillers injected at least two to three months out, if not more. It can take more filler than one realizes for desired results, which is also why from a budget perspective, giving yourself more time is helpful.

At DermaTouch RN, we love helping the bride-to-be and mother-of-the-bride (or groom) feel and look their best. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to put a game plan together to help you prep for your big day. So, when the big day comes, you’ll be able to walk into the room with confidence!

Get a Sharper Neckline without Surgery!

Copyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_dolgachov'>dolgachov / 123RF Stock Photo</a>One of the top concerns of the individuals who walk through our doors is the appearance of their neckline. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options one can turn to without going under the knife!

Consider Botox to relax the muscles of the neck.

For many people, relaxing the Masseter Muscle and Platysmal Bands can make a huge difference in the appearance of their neckline. The Masseter Muscle is the muscle that helps you chew. For many, it can be very obvious and protruding. By injecting a few units of Botox into the muscle, it can help to relax it, giving the neckline a smoother appearance. At the same time, the Botox will not inhibit an individual’s ability to chew.

The Platysmal Bands are the bands in the neck that protrude when you clench your teeth. Some individuals have very defined Platysmal Bands, while others don’t. For those that do, many turn to Botox to relax these bands for a sharper neckline.

Kybella is a great solution to melt away fat under the chin.

Kybella is a prescription approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe submental fat, or “double chin,” that works like deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in the body to absorb fat. A series of Kybella injections are used to destroy unwanted fat cells under the chin, leaving a smoother appearance.

Ultherapy works to lift and tighten the chin area.

Ultherapy is an ultrasound therapy used to stimulate the deep dermal layer of the skin through small thermal bursts. These bursts stimulate the skin to support the production of collagen, which with time, can tighten and lift the skin. Ultherapy also allows for image capture, so a patient can truly see the difference in the deep layer of their skin over time.

With all of these treatments options, it gives us the ability to develop a plan specific to each individual to target the true concerns of the neckline. One patient might only need Botox, where another might need a combination of any of the above. Results vary based on the patient’s needs and the type and amount of treatment used.

At DermaTouch RN, we take the time to listening to our patients without pushing treatments on them that aren’t necessary. The patient always comes first. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to determine the best treatment options for your neckline or any of your cosmetic or skin concerns.

 

$200 Worth of Product Giveaways at DermaTouch RN!

Who doesn’t love to get free products?! At DermaTouch RN, we believe in rewarding our loyal clients with product discounts, including free products as part of our Product Giveaway program!

Two Ways to Get $200 in Free Skin Care Products at DermaTouch RN!

  1. When you spend $2000 at one visit, you get to choose $200 in free skin care products.
  2. If you spend $5000 in a year, we give you $200 in free skin care products at Christmas time.

So, you have two ways to earn free products!

In addition to our product giveaways, we also have a referral program, monthly specials, rewards programs, free product offers, and more!

What skin care products would you like to have?

As part of the Product Giveaway, we offer products from top-of-the-line companies, such as Obaji and SkinMedica. You can’t go wrong with either of these companies based on their scientific research, ingredients, and proven results.

Let us support you with your skin care and cosmetic needs at DermaTouch RN.

We’re here to help at DermaTouch RN, and we understand the client comes first. Contact us today for your Free Consultation to address your cosmetic and skin care concerns.  You’ll be well on your way to receiving your $200 in FREE skin care products in the near future!

Check out Our Referral Program at DermaTouch RN Houston

Love saving money? Love helping out a friend? That’s what our referral program at DermaTouch RN is all about!

Without referrals, we wouldn’t be in business. Word of mouth is powerful business, and we want to show our appreciation to those who indeed spread the word! We’ve been in business for 10 years and going strong, and we couldn’t do it without you.

DermaTouch RN 10% Discount Referral Program Saves You Money!

Every time someone refers someone to DermaTouch RN, he or she gets 10% of whatever that person spent on his or her first visit. The 10% discount can be used towards any of our laser treatments, skin care products, or chemical peels! Our referral program is a great way to help a friend get the cosmetic and skin care he or she needs while getting a discount on the products or services you might need and love. Double Bonus!

In addition to our referral program, we also have monthly specials, rewards programs, free product offers, and more.

Bring a Friend in Today!

At DermaTouch RN, we’re here to help. Contact us today to make an appointment for you and your friend, or send your friend in today so you can get that 10% referral bonus sooner than later. And let your friend know that our Free Consultation will address his or her skin care and cosmetic needs to help them purchase the best treatment options!

Give Your Lashes a Boost with Latisse and Revitalash!

Are you tired of having thin lashes? Or are you looking for a cosmetic line to truly give your lashes a boost? Then Latisse and Revitalash might be of interest.

What is Latisse?

Latisse if the first FDA-approved treatment by Allergan to support the growth of eyelashes in people with inadequate or not enough lashes. It was first developed as a glaucoma drug called Lumigan in 2001. Eye doctors and patients noticed that it also helped eyelashes grow longer and lusher with time. It was approved for use on lashes in 2008.       

To see the amazing results of Latisse, check out the before and after photos in the Latisse Real Women Gallery.

What is Revitalash?

Revitalash is a cosmetic line created by Dr. Michael Brikenhoff in 2006. He wanted something that helped his wife “feel beautiful during her fight against breast cancer.” As a result, he created a unique eyelash conditioner, and with time, a full line of products was born.

It’s a privilege to offer these highly sought-after products at DermaTouch RN. They are backed by customer satisfaction with proven results, which is a must to meet our quality standards. It’s a great feeling to see women at our clinic feel great about their new and improved lashes after using Latisse and Revitalash.

DermaTouch RN is committed to supporting our customers with a variety of skin care and cosmetic needs, and we’d love the opportunity to support you. Contact us today for a free consultation to see if Latisse or Revitalash are right for you!

Some of Our Favorite Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Skin

As we explore some of our top skin care products at DermaTouch RN, we thought it made sense to share the products that some of our employees love to use. After all, they are walking, talking testimonials that our clients get to see every day!

We love Obagi Clenziderm acne products and SkinMedica’s Recovery Complex for acne-prone skin.

So, why do we rave about these products? We’ve shared more about them and how they work below.

OBAGI CLENZIDERM ACNE PRODUCTS

The OBAGI Medical brand has become a leader in the skin care industry. The high-quality ingredients provide benefits for the skin with results that are visible and last when used as directed.

Per Obagi’s website, the CLENZIderm M.D.™ System is a “three-step acne treatment with clinically proven benzoyl peroxide to help control adult acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.” The system includes a 3-step process:

  1. Daily Care Foaming Cleanser: This cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid that unclogs pores while washing away dead skin cells. Calming menthol is included to help relieve and cool irritated skin.
  2. Pore Therapy: Pore Therapy contains 2% salicylic acid to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. It preps the skin for the next step in the acne treatment.
  3. Therapeutic Lotion: This lotion contains 5% BPO. It’s a lightweight treatment “uniquely formulated to help clear acne.”

SKINMEDICA TNS  RECOVERY COMPLEX 

SkinMedica, by Allergan, is another trusted name in the skin care and cosmetic industry.

The TNS Recovery Complex is appropriate for all skin types and has been “clinically shown to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

So if you have acne prone skin, stop in at DermaTouch RN today to see if these products are right for you! While you’re at it,  you can check out our other great products. Contact us today for a free consultation.