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The #1 Area Your Injector Really Wants to Inject...

Posted by Sara Barrett on Nov 8, 2016 10:39:00 AM

The #1 area your Injector really wants to Inject…

In the hands of an expert injector, wrinkle fillers can take years off your appearance. But while it’s easy to get caught up in chasing fine lines and wrinkles, there is one area on your face that, when injected properly, makes a major difference and can give you a very natural and youthful appearance……

What is that #1 area?? THE CHEEKS!

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As we age, we lose volume in our mid-face causing our cheeks to look hollow and sag. By restoring the volume with fillers specifically designed for mid-face correction, we can add plumpness to the cheeks while also helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

"The cheeks are my favorite area to inject because it looks so natural and makes the biggest difference in restoring youthfullness."  - Autumn Heuman, PA-C

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Why Mid-Face Correction Makes a Huge Difference — The inverted triangle of youth

The reason restoring volume in the cheeks makes such a major difference has to do with the triangle of youth.

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When we are young there is a fullness in the middle and upper part of the face with a slimmer lower face around the smile lines and jawline. With aging, the fullness around the cheekbones begins to sag and descend.  There is also volume loss in these areas.  You lose that brightness and rested look around the eyes and cheeks. And the volume loss in the cheeks can make the bottom of the face look heavier.  The end result is that the youthful triangle flips upside down.

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Fillers can turn back the clock and restore volume to the cheeks while also giving a subtle lift .

Choosing the Right Filler for Mid-Face Correction

For re-volumizing the cheeks you need a  filler that is able to provide that extra lift. There are 3 fillers that are specifically made for mid-face correction:  Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse

It is a quick and easy treatment that can be done in less than an hour. These fillers are temporary.  Since they are made of substances that are naturally occurring in your body they are slowly reabsorbed over time, but on average last anywhere from 10 – 24 months.

How long the results last will depend on 3 factors:

  • Which filler was used (some last slightly longer than others)
  • How much was used (did you use enough for full correction?)
  • How fast your body metabolizes the filler

During your consultation, you and our expert injectors can review the specific advantages of each filler to determine which is the best for your customized treatment plan.

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Topics: Wrinkle Fillers

The Most Wrinkle Prone States

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

 

Where you live can help determine how prone your skin is to wrinkles. Where does your home state rank?

In order to determine the states in which residents are most prone to damage caused by lifestyle, occupational and environmental factors, RoC Skincare partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s Best Places to release the second annual Wrinkle Ranking.

The study performed a state-by-state assessment, which included examining the following factors:

  • UV exposure;
  • Geographical elevation;
  • Daily commute times;
  • Stress levels; and
  • Ozone pollution.

The top five factors contributing to wrinkles in each state are highlighted in the infographic below. 

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Each state was given a Wrinkle Index, measuring their vulnerability to skin damage and premature aging. Check out your states ranking in the infographic here: (CLICK TO MAKE LARGER)

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Good news fellow Idahoan's - Idaho is ranked #44 in the most wrinkle prone states. Here's to keeping our youthful looks longer!

Source: (Original Article):
http://www.skininc.com/spabusiness/trends/Ranking-the-Most-Wrinkle-prone-States--322301352.html#sthash.B9kOydsN.dpuf

Topics: Anti Aging, Wrinkle Fillers

How To Prevent and Treat Lip Lines

Posted by Sara Barrett on Sep 22, 2014 5:01:00 PM

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Sometimes the smallest problems can contribute a great deal to an aging look.

Lip lines, also called smokers’ lines, are those little vertical fissures above your upper lip. Most women get them as the years pass, whether they smoke or not. The process is the same as it is for all facial aging: the skin loses tone and elasticity on the surface while the volume under the skin diminishes. The result is a wrinkled, sunken look.

What causes lip lines?

1. Sun Exposure

Are you surprised with this one? It seems those UV rays always take the blame for aging. Even on the coldest day, we still get UV exposure. The only way to help with the aging affects of sun exposure? You guessed it - stay out of the sun and lather up on sunscreen every single day!

2. Smoking

In addition to all the other scary health issues that come with smoking - the repeated motion of puckering up causes the tiny grooves in the skin above your lips to form more quickly, and to become more pronounced.

3. Straws

Though this has not been scientifically proven - many medical sources say that the frequent use of straws can cause lip lines to form sooner. The same is said about kissing - but you may want to weigh the benefits on that one. :-)

4. Aging

The one thing none of us can do anything about? Aging. Sort of. There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help prevent of slow down the appearance of lines around the upper lip. Moisturize, drink plenty of water, use a Retinol, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.

How to Treat Lip Lines

If your genetic code or past-sun exposure or smoking has resulted in lines to your upper-lip, there are many steps you can take to minimize and even completely erase their appearance.

Our Top 3 Treatments for Lip Lines

1. Injectable Wrinkle Fillers 

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing

3. Chemical Peels 

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Topics: Chemical Peels, Fillers, Wrinkle Fillers