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by on Sep.02, 2011, under Services, Skin Treatments

Belle of the Ball..the red carpet treatment
All eyes of envy will be on you when you pamper yourself with this glamorous combination of Skin Tightening Facial Laser treatment followed by an incredibly hydrating and nourishing facial treatment.
1-1/2 hour $280.00

Sun Undone
A one hour session of Skin renewal.  Those dark spots on your shoulders, arms, chest, and thighs bothering you?  I can help.  The little red slightly raised spots on your body can disappear.  Give me an hour And I will give you beautiful skin.
1 hour Reg $800 now $300

IMAGE SKINCARE

Professional Skincare – Advanced Results
Beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. To maintain and improve skin health, an effective, professional skincare regime is essential. IMAGE pharmaceutical grade Skincare products work at the cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage, increase hydration and stimulate cellular turnover for more youthful looking skin. Ask our Image Skincare professional about our treatments, then experience the difference!
Image facials

Treat yourself to the ultimate, rejuvenating mind & body experience with our spa signature facial! This tailored facial begins with a skin analysis, followed by a deep pore steam cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, upper body, scalp and facial massage to induce total relaxation, followed by a therapeutic mask and finished with a mega-drench of hydrating serums and an antioxidant “Cocktail Blend “ Perfect for all skin types.
$95

EXPRESS RADIANCE – This mini facial is a must for those “On The Go” who desire instant skin rejuvenation. Includes cleansing, exfoliation, mask, shoulder massage and hydration. Give us your skin for 35min. and we will give you a refreshed healthy glow that will last all day!
$55

IMAGE Signature facial- This treatment does it all: Tightens skin with Retinol. Brightens skin with antioxidants of Grape Seed and Green Tea. Lightens skin with lemon, lime and orange extracts. Nourishes skin with a “Vitamin Cocktail” blend of A, C, and E. Soothes skin with an “Herbal Cocktail” of chamomile, cucumber and aloe vera. Hydrates in a mega-drench with pure hyaluronic acid. Perfect for aging skin, smoker’s skin, dull/tired skin. This facial is one that will be remembered!
$125.00

IMAGE ACNE FACIAL- This clinical acne facial is designed for oily, acne and acne prone skin. A combination of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are used to remove excess oils from the skin and attack the acne bacteria. The result – clean, refreshed, healthy, oil-free skin. We recommend a series of 3
$100

IMAGE ORMEDIC FACIAL – Designed to balance the skin’s health with certified organic ingredients, highly potent antioxidants and essential botanicals without the use of chemicals or parabens. Ideal for unbalanced and sensitive skin, pregnant and menopausal. Perfect for the organic consumer.
$125

Image clinical treatments

Image signature lift – Imagine a FACELIFT….without the doctor’s order or prescription! This revolutionary treatment will truly change the “Image” of your skin in just one treatment. High doses of Vitamin C are used to speed up cellular turnover, tighten, lighten and brighten your skin in just one treatment. Excellent for Rosacea, pregnant women, dry & dehydrated skin, post surgery and laser. The perfect peel for a “Red Carpet” event – No down time
$150.00

Organic passion peptide peel – This “Organic Fruit Enzyme Peel “ is a tropical anti-aging smoothie, blending certified organic ingredients with medical effectiveness. The Passion Peel delivers natural fruit enzymes and pulp of passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, mango and pumpkin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. The perfect treatment for all skin types including the most sensitive skin. Ideal for pregnancy and a must for the organic consumer who desires skin rejuvenation the “Organic Way” No down time – Perfect anytime of the year!
$125.00

THE MAX PEEL: Drench your skin in a “cocktail” of Vitamin C, grape extracts, stem cells and peptides for the “ultimate hydration” that immediately tightens and brightens the skin to improve skin tone and texture for a healthy, vibrant complexion. A treatment that will be remembered!
Perfect anytime of year for all skin types
$125

Beta lift treatment – The perfect “Lunch Time Peel “ This beta hydroxyl acid penetrates quickly to chase oil, reduce active acne and refine pores. Imagine a clinical peel without the down time. The result: softer, smoother skin in just one treatment!
$85

Wrinkle lift treatment – This treatment is great for all levels of aging skin. A combination of Glycolic/Retinol which penetrates very quickly to the lower levels of the skin to regenerate new cells and increase the production of collagen will leave your skin looking younger and healthy.
$85

Lightening lift treatment – This pigmentation “Resurfacing Cocktail “ is a wonderful blend of Lactic/Kojic Acids designed to tighten and brighten your skin. Perfect for superficial pigmentation, sun/brown spots and uneven skin tone. Your skin will be smoother, lighter and on the road to being spot free. Designed for a series of 6 peels – 1 every 2 weeks for optimal results.
$85

Acne lift treatment – A perfect blend of BHA (Salicylic Acid) and AHA (Glycolic Acid) working together to slow down oil production that clogs pores.  Glycolic Acid is a keratolytic agent that breaks up the keratin in the cell, gently exfoliating dead skin cells and increasing cellular turnover.  This dual effect makes it an excellent, safe and gentle peel.  Ideal for young and mature skin that has excess oil and enlarged pores, acne prone, oily and acne skin.

 $100

JESSNERs’ LITE – This peel is a perfect blend for anyone who wants to “PEEL”! It is perfect for anyone who desires “Skin Rejuvenation and Textural Improvement”. Recommended for all grades of Acne 1-4 as well as moderate pigmentation.

$150-$250 per treatment depending on how many layers) Offer a discount for a series of 3

JESSNERS’ RX – When You Are Ready, A More Dramatic Improvement in your skins’ texture in only 7 days! The perfect blend of Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids along with Resorcinol, formulated to exfoliate the skin resulting in the peeling of the upper layers of the epidermis with regeneration of new epidermal tissue and “Baby Soft” skin. Ideal for hyper-pigmentation, acne, actinic (sun) damage and for decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.

$175.00-$350 per treatment depending on the number of layers) 3 Coats ONLY!

TCA Peel – This Trichloroacetic Acid Peel is known for delivering long-lasting results after a brief healing process. The perfect effective blend to correct acne scars, address uneven pigmentation, improve texture, tone the skin, smooth out fine lines and more. A “SUPER PEEL” with “AMAZING RESULTS”!

$300-$400 per treatment

ENHANCERS – $10.00 per application

25% Kojic enhancer – Pigment Resolution

25% Retinol enhancer –Tightens the skin, combats fine lines & wrinkles

25% Vitamin C – Lightens & Brightens

25% Hyaluronic – Skin plumper – Super hydrator

25% Idebenone Enhancer – Super Antioxidant protection

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PIGMENTED LESION TREATMENT

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Pigmented Lesion Treatment, Services

Laser treatment can remove the imperfections caused by a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions.

Pigmented Lesion Treatment - BEFORE and AFTER

Pigmented Lesion Treatment - BEFORE and AFTER

Take this opportunity to discover the positive effects laser therapy can have on your physical appearance… as well as on your state of mind.

Also known as solar lentigines or liver spots, age spots are dark brown marks that appear on the surface of the skin. As we age, age spots appear in the most sun-exposed parts of our skin due to the activation of pigment-producing cells by ultraviolet rays. Age spots that appear on the face are a common occurrence in both men and women and can be effectively treated here at Image by Design. 

Image by Design offers Pigmented Lesion Treatment laser therapy for the treatment of age spots. Pigmented Lesion Treatment laser therapy is a breakthrough in skin care technology and has quickly become the industry standard for efficiently removing age spots and imperfections caused by a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions.

Symptoms

Pigmented Lesion Treatment - BEFORE and AFTER

Age spots are flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation — usually brown, black, or gray. They typically develop in people with a fair complexion but can be seen even in those with darker skin. Age spots occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders, and upper back. 

Age spots range from freckle-size to more than a centimeter across and can group together, making them more prominent. Often, age spots are accompanied by other signs of sun damage, including deep wrinkles; dry, rough skin; fine red veins on your cheeks, nose and ears; and thinner, more translucent-looking skin.

Causes

Pigmented Lesion Treatment - BEFORE and AFTER

Pigmented Lesion Treatment - BEFORE and AFTER

Ultraviolet (UV) light accelerates the production of melanin. Melanin is the dark pigment in the epidermis that gives your skin its normal color. The extra melanin, which is produced to protect the deeper layers of your skin, creates the darker color of a tan. Age spots develop when the extra melanin becomes “clumped” or is produced in higher concentrations than normal. 

Most often, it takes years of sun exposure for these dark spots to occur since they typically develop very slowly over time. Using commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can eventually result in the same changes. 

In addition to sun exposure, simply growing older can cause the extra production of melanin and subsequent age spots. Genetics also plays a role in how susceptible you are to the development of age spots

When to Seek Medical Advice

You may not like the way they look, but age spots are usually harmless and don’t require medical care. However, your doctor should evaluate spots that are dark or have changed appearance because these can be signs of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. 

It’s best to have any new skin changes evaluated by a doctor, especially if a spot or lesion:

  • Is darkly pigmented
  • Is rapidly increasing in size
  • Has an irregular border
  • Has an unusual combination of colors

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser treatment can remove the imperfections caused by a wide variety of benign pigmented lesions. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions.

How does laser treatment work?

Selective absorption of laser light pulses by melanin-containing skin cells causes the targeted cells to scatter and degenerate while significantly decreasing potential damage to surrounding tissues. The dead cells are then removed from the skin by the body’s immune or lymphatic system.

Are there any side effects to treatment?

Overall, treatments are gentle and mild, causing only slight discomfort with minimal side effects.

How many treatments are required to achieve the desired results?

The number of required treatments is dependent on such factors as lesion depth and size. However, most people with dermal lesions need five to six treatments and begin seeing results after only one or two sessions.

Is any recovery time needed between treatment sessions?

Although treatment sessions are scheduled approximately four to six weeks apart, no rest or recuperation time is required after each visit. You will immediately be able to resume normal activities without restriction.

Am I a candidate for pigmented lesion treatment?

Typically found on the face, shoulders, and other exposed parts of the body, benign pigmented lesions include everything from bluish/purplish, black, or otherwise discolored spots to freckles and sun-damaged skin areas. If you have any such benign conditions, chances are you’re a candidate for treatment.

Does it hurt?

When being treated, you may experience a slight prickly sensation or snap of a rubber band. If our patient seems concerned, there are ways to enhance the comfort of the experience with air cooling, ice packs, etc. Most people are able to tolerate the treatment just fine.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT MAINTAIN TREATMENT RESULTS WITH DAILY ATTENTION

Your face and body need daily attention to maintain your new look. Custom programs can be designed that suit your skin type, combining a number of treatments that will heal, correct, rejuvenate, and replenish your skin. We will create a personalized skin regimen for you before and after your treatment.

Call for a complimentary skin assessment and begin your skin renewal process today. 702.875.1518

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VEIN TREATMENT

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Services, Vein Treatment

The days of living with unsightly veins on your legs or face are finally over.

Facial and Leg Vein Treatment - BEFORE & AFTER

Facial and Leg Vein Treatment - BEFORE & AFTER

Blue, red, purple-—no matter what color they are—leg and facial veins are just plain unattractive. Exciting new advances in cosmetic laser treatment can virtually eliminate those veins for good!

We have a remarkable piece of high-tech equipment in our office that will allow us to treat these vascular conditions with more dramatic results than ever before!

You owe it to yourself to discover how Image by Design will have you saying, “Now you see them, now you don’t.”

This comfortable procedure uses a prescribed dose of energy to virtually eliminate unattractive vascular lesions. Each treatment session lasts only ten to twenty minutes. After all the treatments are completed, the targeted vessel will slowly and naturally disappear.

After just a few treatments, you’ll be saying, “Now you see them, now you don’t.”

Facial Vein Treatment - BEFORE & AFTER

Facial Vein Treatment - BEFORE & AFTER

FAQs

Cosmetic laser treatment helps remove leg and facial veins. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions.

What causes unwanted veins?

Red veins, blue veins, or purple veins on the leg and face can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age, or genetics.

How does laser treatment work?

A cosmetic laser emits a prescribed dose of energy to the vein. The laser “selectively” targets the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel will naturally disappear.

How many treatments are required?

Typically, only one or two laser treatments are required and results can be seen in 3-4 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.

Does it hurt?

The laser treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately.

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MEDICALLY MANAGED WEIGHT LOSS

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Medically Managed Weight Loss, Services

MEDICALLY MANAGED WEIGHT LOSS

Medically Managed Weight, Non-Surgical Options for Weight Loss

A weight loss program blending the best of traditional (allopathic medicine) with alternative medications in a scientifically designed manner and delivered in a medically supervised facility.

Given society’s current interest in the use of alternative medications for health related problems, we have expanded the program to include weekly

A prescription for the results you want

injections of Dr. Bararia’s own patented concentrated vitamins and amino acids that work effectively with the weight loss medications to burn fat and help you lose weight. The unique combination of medications is used in conjunction with diet and exercise for patients who have failed previous weight loss programs.

The medications used in the Weight loss program work in the brain in four ways:

  1. Enhance satiety (sense of feeling full)
  2. Reduce appetite
  3. Increase glucose metabolism
  4. Burn fat

Get started today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bararia at Image By Design. You are only a phone call away from your own custom treatment plan and the results you desire.

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XPL FotoFacial

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Services, XPL FotoFacial

XPL CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS MANY COMMON CONDITIONS.

Did you grow up loving your tan? Was baby oil your “sunblock?”

Though the sun feels good and is important in maintaining our vitamin D levels, it can present us with many skin problems. Image by Design can reverse a variety of sun-induced aging changes.

XPL FotoFacial

Brown spots due sun or hormones

Sun damage

Skin discoloration

Redness and visible vessels (acne, rosacea and other conditions)

XENON Pulsed Light (XPL)

XPL FotoFacial is a gentle pulsed light treatment.  it improves improves the appearance of photo aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects using patented, state-of-the-art xenon pulsed light (XPL), commonly known as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).
XPL is a comfortable and extremely effective breakthrough in skin care technology. There are a million ways to try and change the appearance of your skin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does it work?

XPL gently draws the brown spots onto the surface of your skin with a special range of wavelengths. These areas will exfoliate painlessly in seven to ten days. Redness associated with rosacea is dramatically reversed by XPL.

How does this treatment differ from chemical peels and dermabrasion?

Unlike other treatments that remove an outer layer of skin and require significant healing time, XPL works by gently penetrating the skin to destroy the underlying vessels and pigment that are the cause of the problem. The outer skin itself is not damaged. TREATMENT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WITH ALMOST NO DOWNTIME

How many treatments are required?

XPL is an advanced technology that uses a broad spectrum of light and a variety of filters to safely treat skin discolorations. Typically several sessions are required for full-face treatment. The average treatment takes about 15 – 20 minutes per area. Results may be seen after the first few treatments. Following your XPL, you can resume your normal activities immediately; a little sunblock and you are set to go. Results can vary, but three to six treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired look. Remember, XPL is not just for faces; this clinical tool can also be used on the neck, chest, back, arms and legs to combat age spots and other unsightly skin conditions.

Is the treatment painful?

The laser skin treatment causes only minimal discomfort and any initial soreness is easily alleviated with a cold air cooling system.

How does XPL help Rosacea?

XPL, which is also known sometimes as intense pulsed light therapy, can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is typically used on the face, neck, and/or chest to treat facial erythema (redness) and flushing, and remedy damage caused by sun overexposure. XPL can also help eliminate the redness and flushing of rosacea. Treatment only takes 15 to 30 minutes.

So what happens after XPL?

You will first see a gradual decrease in redness. The treated skin will feel softer and vary less in tone. Fine lines and wrinkles will also improve, along with fading of pigmentation and age spots and a reduction in pore size.

Rosacea sufferers will see a marked reduction in breakouts and in some cases may be able to decrease or discontinue their medication. Results improve with each treatment and improve gradually over time. Most people require about 5 treatments. Those with more complicated conditions may need more.

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Latisse™

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Latisse, Services

Introducing Latisse™

LATISSE™ is the first and only FDA-approved, science-based treatment to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes. 

In the clinical study, 78% had a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness, and darkness) at week 16.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is in LATISSE™?

The active ingredient in LATISSE™ is bimatoprost, a prostaglandin which prolongs the growth cycle of the eyelash. By extending the hair growth cycle, lashes grow longer, more lashes remain present, and the result is a fuller, lusher eyelash that’s natural, not coated with sticky mascara or glued on with extensions or false lashes.

Latisse BEFORE & AFTER

How long does it take LATISSE™ to work?

LATISSE™ shows lash improvements after a full growth cycle, usually beginning around 4 weeks. By weeks 8 to 10, most users have a growth “pop,” and by 16 weeks, the full effects are in place.

How is LATISSE™ different from other products like Revitalash?

LATISSE™ has FDA approval. Plus, you’ll know what’s in the product as the ingredients are right on the package label. Results are proven with scientific studies. LATISSE™ is a product of Allergan with the identical active ingredient in use for many years in the ophthalmologic sector. That means there is industry-leader research, safety testing, and established safe use directives.

How do I use LATISSE™?

A once daily application is all that is required. This is done at night after cleaning the face, removing any eye makeup, and removing contacts. The solution is applied only to the upper lash line and the excess solution is blotted. Because the active ingredient affects all hair, it is important to wipe away any solution that drips beyond the lash line to prevent unwanted hair growth. Jena will give you all the necessary application instructions.

How long do I have to use LATISSE™?

Latisse™ Results Timeline

Ongoing use of LATISSE™ is required to maintain full results. If you stop using LATISSE™, your lashes will return to their original condition. Although, after a full 16 week cycle, some users notice that they can skip 2-3 nights per week and still see satisfactory lash fullness and length. Official product use instructions call for every day application. Individual results will vary.

Are there possible side effects?

Throughout clinical trials, some users did experience itchy eyes and eye redness. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of the LATISSE™ solution. 

Once you know how to apply LATISSE™, it’s important to understand a few simple tips to help you make your treatment as effective as possible. 

Follow these guidelines for best results:

  • Think routine 
Try to incorporate LATISSE™ into your nightly routine. For example, apply it after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth.
  • Keep it handy 
Store the LATISSE™ bottle near your other skin care products or toothbrush, so you won’t forget to apply it each night.
  • Have patience 
LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% takes time to work. Only use it once a night and don’t overuse it as this may increase the chance of experiencing eye redness or itchiness.
  • Start fresh 
If your eye makeup remover leaves an oily residue on your eyelids, wipe off any excess oils with soap and water to ensure a clean surface before you apply LATISSE™.
  • Follow the rules 
Always use the sterile, disposable FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit. Don’t try to apply LATISSE™ with a cotton swab. The LATISSE™ applicator is specially designed to hold a drop and release a drop as well as ensure safety and maximize effectiveness.
  • Don’t play catch up 
If you miss a dose one night, don’t apply more just to catch up. Simply apply LATISSE™ the next evening and stay on schedule.
  • Beware of germs 
Don’t let the tip of the bottle or applicator come in contact with your fingers or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination.
  • Chart your progress 
When you start using LATISSE™ solution, be sure to mark your calendar and take pictures throughout weeks (week 0, 4, 8, 12, and 16), so you can have your own “Before and After Gallery.”
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JUVéDERM®

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Juvederm, Services

Juvederm® Cosmetic

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm® injectable gel, you do not have to just sit back and let it happen!

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvederm BEFORE & AFTER

Benefits of JUVéDERM® Injectable Gel

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm® injectable gel offer a safe and effective non-surgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. In fact, they are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. But, all dermal fillers are not the same.

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. We ease Juvéderm® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).

Juvéderm® provides a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone will notice but no one will kno)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.

Almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm injectable gel and another dermal filler† preferred Juvéderm.®

Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

Choosing JUVéDERM® injectable gel makes a difference:

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved* to last up to one year. Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone willl notice but no one will know! Only Juvéderm is so smooth; other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels.**

A “next-generation” filler: JUVéDERM® is a “next-generation,” non-animal dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that plays a vital role in hydrating your skin and replenishing its natural volume. No allergy skin tests are needed prior to receiving treatment.

JUVéDERM® injectable gel RESTYLANE

**Dry test, extrusion of a small amount (.025 mL) of JUVéDERM® and RESTYLANE onto a glass surface at 9x magnification.

†RESTYLANE is a registered trademark of Q-Med AB.

Proven safety and effectiveness: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective in persons of color.

Quick and easy procedure: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is a non-surgical physician-administered treatment that requires no allergy skin test and minimal recovery or downtime.

Personalized treatment: JUVéDERM® injectable gel is available in two formulations— JUVéDERM® Ultra for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVéDERM Ultra Plus, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.

Talk to your healthcare professional about Juvéderm® today so you can start seeing results!

*Juvéderm® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

What is JUVéDERM®?

Juvéderm® is the only HA filler with FDA approval to last up to one year. You can get long-lasting results with Juvéderm. Juvéderm injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). *Juvéderm is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

What does JUVéDERM® do?

Juvéderm® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

What is JUVéDERM® indicated for?

Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, also known as smile lines or parentheses).

Why does JUVéDERM® come in two formulations?

Juvéderm® injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique needs. Juvéderm Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

What makes JUVéDERM® different from other dermal fillers?

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to one year.* Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

*Juvéderm® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds..

How is JUVéDERM® injectable gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Juvéderm® injectable gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin, such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm restores your skin’s volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. BOTOX Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the “11,” to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance. For important safety information about BOTOX Cosmetic, see below.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.

What is cross-linked hyaluronic acid?

“Uncross-linked” hyaluronic acid in its natural form is in a liquid state. “Cross-linking” is the process through which hyaluronic acid is made into a gel product that can be injected into the skin for long-lasting results.

How is JUVéDERM® injectable gel used in treatment?

At Image by Design, we ease Juvéderm® injectable gel into the skin, using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) and “marionette lines” (oral commissures). Juvéderm temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will treatment with JUVéDERM® injectable gel accomplish?

Juvéderm injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And, one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to one year. Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Is treatment with JUVéDERM® injectable gel painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm® allows us to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm® is injected directly into the skin, using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. If you choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort, we will do so at time of your appointment.

How long does treatment usually take?

The injection process takes only about 15 minutes. You will also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

Does the correction last forever?

No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

How long do results last?

JUVéDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to one year.* Talk to Jena, about Juvéderm® today so you can start seeing results!

*Juvéderm® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

What are the possible side effects of JUVéDERM® injectable gel?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions, such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVéDERM®?

Yes. In fact, Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.

Important JUVéDERM® Treatment Considerations

Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Side effects were usually mild to moderate, lasting 7 days or less, and included temporary injection site reactions, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling and bumps.

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Laser Hair Removal, Services

Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Are you tired of tweezing, plucking, shaving, and waxing?

Laser Hair Removal - BEFORE & AFTER

Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful, and expensive. Have you tried everything to get rid of it? Those days are finally over. Shaving may last a day and waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever. Therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal. Image by Design can now remove unwanted hair quickly, comfortably, and for good. This revolutionary cosmetic treatment works on all skin types and on all parts of the body. “Get to the root of the problem” and conveniently get rid of that unwanted hair forever. 

Shaving may last a day and waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever. Therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair faster and more effectively than traditional methods. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions.

How does it work?

The Elite aesthetic laser combines two different and very powerful laser wavelengths that attack the hair follicle and completely destroy it, making hair re-growth in the targeted area impossible. Unlike electrolysis, which involves injecting a needle into each and every hair follicle, the new Elite aesthetic laser emits a powerful beam of light that passes through the skin and targets many follicles at once. This means that, instead of spending months or even years getting electrolysis treatments, patients can now permanently solve their unwanted hair problems in significantly less time. This exciting new laser treatment is faster, safer, and more effective.

What kind of results can I expect?

Results are dependent on many factors: color of the hair, exposure to the sun, energy level that can be safely used, and coarseness of the hair. Most patients notice that the maximum number of hairs that are permanently destroyed occurs after the 4th or 5th treatment. Patients then take advantage of the prolonged growth delay for the remaining hairs (which all grow in the same cycle). Fifty percent of patients who complete 5 treatments will achieve 50-75% permanent hair reduction, but results do vary.

Can anyone have this treatment?

Anyone with unwanted hair anywhere on his or her body is an ideal candidate for the Elite treatment. All skin types and all body parts are applicable when using Cynosure’s Elite laser.

Am I a viable candidate for laser hair removal?

Women/Men over 18 years of age (those younger must be accompanied by a parent) who have unwanted face or body hair are viable candidates. Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin (even tanned or dark skin).

How many laser hair treatments are required?

All patients will require a minimum of 5 treatments with 4-6 week intervals between the treatments in order to target hairs that might have been in the sleeping phase (telogen) at the time of the first treatment. Only hair follicles in the Anagen growth phase at the time of each treatment are affected by the laser (usually 20-30% in a given area). After laser treatments, some patients notice a dramatic reduction in the number of hairs that don’t grow back and a long delay before those hairs that were not destroyed begin to grow back. Permanent reduction of up to 90% can be achieved. The hairs that grow back are usually much lighter in color and finer in thickness. 

We will talk to you about variables that may affect your individual results.   The number of treatments necessary to achieve your desired results will vary based on your skin type, hair color, and hair texture.

What will my skin look like after treatment?

Immediately after the treatment, the area will be slightly red and puffy, but that typically goes away within an hour or two. The best news is that many of the unwanted hairs are gone byt the end of the treatments. It is possible to return to normal activities right away. Re-growth or “stubble” may appear in 2-3 weeks. This is the old hair re-growth from the follicle, which will fall away from the skin easily. The area must be protected from the sun for one week and then a sunscreen should always be used.

Does it hurt?

When being treated with the Elite™ Aesthetic Laser, you may experience a slight prickly or lightly stinging sensation. Remember that everyone is different and what one person considers bothersome, another may not mind at all. It all depends on individual sensitivity or tolerance to the stimulation. Most people tolerate the treatment just fine.

Are there any side effects?

After the treatment, redness and some slight swelling may occur, typically lasting anywhere from 12 hours to 48 hours.

Insurance Guidelines

Laser Hair Removal is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and, therefore, is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.

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BOTOX® Cosmetic Relax! BOTOX® Cosmetic allows your expressions to shine through!

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Botox, Services

Almost 3.3 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures were performed in 2005 alone. That’s not just models and movie stars; that’s people from all types of professions.

BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the delicate underlying muscles in your face to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and other dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Popular with many of our customers in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are virtually painless, and the results are amazing. You’ll see a difference with each passing day.

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