Hey Sharon, What’s The Latest & Greatest Anti-Aging Advances?
We all know about the miracle of Botox, the injectable that smoothes wrinkles in nothing flat. So what’s on the horizon?
Here are some of the goodies that dermatologists are talking about:
Juvederm Voluma for midface volumizing
The latest product launch from Allergan and the family of Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers, specifically for the midface and cheek area. Here’s what I know: I have been using the Juvederm family of cosmetic line fillers since their launch in the US and trust their predictable results and long lasting effects. Now we can get that when volumizing the face with Voluma. Voluma has been studied by the FDA to last 2 years and results are instantaneous. This unlike fillers like Sculptra that requires a number of expensive treatments and results that are seen over time, and then are said to only last 2 years. I know, I have tried Sculptra. After a $2000 investment, I am still waiting for results! If you are interested in returning to a more youthful appearance through replicating precious volume loss with this very promising new filler, schedule an appointment to learn if you are a good candidate for Voluma.
The Hyaluronic Acid Filler; Belotero
Some of you have heard of a new hyaluronic acid filler called Belotero and want the skinny on it! The manufacturer suggests that this new product may be used more superficially, to treat fine lines. While I strive to introduce the latest advanced medical skin products, I also do the research to ensure that I am introducing tried and true products that produce predictable and reliable results.
Here is what I know: Belotero, by the FDA, has a six month indication compared to Juvederm’s 1 year, suggesting it may not last as long. Also, Belotero, unlike Juvederm, does not have lidocaine in it; so treatment can be more uncomfortable. the moral of the story is that the latest does not necessarily mean the greatest; I will keep you in the loop!
Tighten & Lift
A Wrinkle in Time is proud to announce our latest device that uses radio-frequency to tighten loose skin on the face, around the eyes, on the neck, and along the jawline. Another attachment to this device firms and tones skin while reducing fat on the body. The device called Viora Reaction. I have been treating my lower face and around my eyes to tighten skin there as well as my tummy to avoid the muffin top we gals over 50 struggle with. I am thrilled, and not for nothing, so is my husband!
CO2 LASER Resurfacing
Nothing is as beautiful as soft, smooth, healthy skin. Unfortunately, our skin is subject to numerous experiences that leave it less than perfect. Time, heredity, and gravity all do their part to create fine lines and wrinkles; especially around the mouth and eyes. Continued exposure to the sun and smoking are known to significantly accelerate the development of these natural signs of aging. LASERS can help your skin produce more collagen, while resurfacing away sun damage and softening deeply etched wrinkles. We have the Smartxide CO2 DOT Therapy System:
What are the benefits?
- Minimal downtime
- Rapid healing
- Quick procedure
- Low risk
- Accurate results
- Customized treatment
- Minimally invasive
- Renewed skin
- Treatment of multiple issues at once
- Little or no anesthesia
What Products Should I Use?
We love Epionce for our customers that live in the mountains.
Here’s a little background on the company:
Episciences, Inc, was founded in 2002 and is based in Boise, Idaho. The breakthrough Epionce product line has been proven effective by over 15 independent clinical studies to help reverse and prevent the effects of visible skin aging and certain common skin diseases.
Epionce is a comprehensive and innovative skin wellness line designed to optimize the appearance and health of the skin by working at the core of the skin’s own protective and reparative systems. Combining a unique delivery system and elegant botanical formulations, Epionce is a new paradigm in skin wellness delivering:
Epionce strengthens your skin’s own mechanisms, helping to improve function, restore the barrier and reverse destructive skin inflammation — delivering you beautiful, healthy skin.
The effectiveness of Epionce has been proven in double-blind clinical trials conducted by independent, nationally recognized research organizations.
Based on a solid scientific approach, the Epionce product line is retailed through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professionals interested in improving the overall health of the skin and quality of life of their patients.
What About Stem Cells?
You’ve probably see those anti-aging creams pounding their chests about stem-cell technology. The idea that these remarkable plant cells have the potential to repair or replace damaged tissue, possibly plumping up your wrinkles without needles, lasers or harsh ingredients, Sounds incredible, huh? Well, according to our partner, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, plastic surgeon extraordinaire in Denver, “unless you’re a tree, there’s no science yet saying that they’ll work for you…at least for now”. He went on to tell us, that scientists are indeed growing body parts in Europe. So stem cells are going to be a part of our beauty regimen, but just not right now. So right now, pretty much a buzzword. Don’t bother investing in stem cell products.
If you are on a budget, here’s an idea to slow that aging process:
You can slow the clock with RoC Retinol Correction Sensitive Night Cream for $23 at your local drugstore, Target or Walmart.
And of course, stop by and get one of our incredible sunscreen products by Elta.