Neurotoxins and dermal fillers have been widely used for years in cosmetic enhancements and augmentations. What you might not know, is how commonly injectables are used for little tweaks here and there that most often go unnoticed. Some of the following treated areas were initially done with the intent to treat a different area entirely. Isn’t science amazing? As technology advances, the popularity of facial rejuvenation treatments has increased over 30% in the last 6 months alone. Feeling young and beautiful is just as important as staying that way.
Here are a few of our favorite advanced injection areas that just might make you pick up the phone for a little pick-me up!
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are still leading the forefront of the injectable industry, and with continuous advancements in injection technique, we can see why. Did you know that injecting a droopy eyebrow with a little Restylane or Juvederm can bring life back to your eyes that a neurotoxin like Botox or Dysport just couldn’t do?! Restylane Silk, (the newest in the Restylane family) allows for gentle upturning of the corners of the mouth that are natural, and won’t have anyone asking you “why so serious?”
Did you parents get your ears pierced at a young age? Did you think that stretching your holes were “way cool” when you were a teenager? Did you wear earrings as heavy as a Chevy? Dermal fillers can dramatically increase the livelihood of your poor little earlobes. Not only does it revive the area so you can continue to wear those sparkling diamonds (the one’s I was promised for removing the g*d awful gauges I thought were the rage), but it also gives you a more youthful appearance.
“Women who haven’t had the confidence to wear their hair up for years suddenly have that option. I would never have believed that it was possible to make that much difference to their self-esteem until I saw the results myself!” – ACTUAL CLIENT
Radiesse is one of our top dermal fillers! Chins, temples, defined jawlines and cheekbones are leading uses for most Radiesse patients, however, creating longevity with its injected techniques, Radiesse offers us the ability to refine and contour nose bones and tips without any surgery or downtime! Radiesse is also now VERY popular; as they’ve released their FDA approval for use in Hand Rejuvenation!! You can literally watch 10-15 years, if not MORE, disappear right before your eyes!
Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport are amazing at riding us of those pesky “11’s”, our crow’s feet and forehead lines, but what if we told you how many other ways it could be used? Most consumers aren’t properly educated when it comes to what injectables can do for them. Blue offers a wide range of explanations in treatment and service options, as to obtain optimal results, and full picture must be provided. In addition to any of our full services, we offer the opportunity to correct even the finest of lines in those hard to reach places.
Remember when your mom said, if you keep making that face, one day it’ll stay like that? Well, now…she doesn’t need to know she was right.
Bunny lines: those little lines you get at the top of your nose when you squinch it – yup, those. They may be cute now, but preventative maintenance can help with making sure they don’t stick around longer than you’d like.
Orange peel: have you ever puckered up, only to wonder why you have more cellulite in your chin than you do in your backside? It’s not cellulite, but it’s a similar effect. The groupings of the muscles in the area create a dimpling that can occasionally be aesthetically displeasing. Thus, by relaxing the muscles in the chin you can eliminate the visibility of the dimpling, most commonly referred to as looking like an orange peel.
TMJ/Sinus Headaches: now we can’t claim to cure your migraines, or prescribe neurotoxins for your sinus pressure, but client satisfaction and science has shown us that a few units sprinkled in all the right places can help to relieve the pressure from tension headaches behind our eyes, and from tightness in the jaw.
Gummy smile: ever stop and think, “If there was a way I could smile without seeing the entirety of my teeth, that’d be great?” Well, neurotoxins have allowed us the ability to relax the muscles that pull our dynamic upper lips under so tightly when we smile. The effect this provides can be life changing. There is an immediate boost in self-confidence, occasionally a bit of a fuller lip, and it’s super affordable.
Make sure to ask your master injector for a consultation for any of these areas or treatments next time you’re in!
Sure, okay. There’s been a long time consideration when it came to Ultherapy. With constant advancements in medical cosmetics and technology, staying at the top of the game isn’t as easy as it sounds. Well recognized, competing companies, always try to tell you why their machines are bigger, better and unlike anything we’ve ever seen. In walks Ulthera, “See the beauty of sound,” they say. Advanced ultrasound wave technology so good, that literally, might as well have blown our socks off. As we researched its results, I have to be honest; I rolled my eyes more than a few times. I am a natural-born skeptic and results seemed too good to be true, on so many levels. The pictures I saw must have been ‘retouched’ and the testimonials most definitely were skewed. How could so many differently aged individuals ALL get some type of result?? I am 100% sure this is why I, personally, was chosen to be the model for this Ultherapy treatment. I didn’t have extreme expectations and went into the treatment with an open mind, hoping to be proven wrong. (And boy was I!)
So, there I was, ready to go. The RN went over the entire Do’s and Dont’s, what it would feel like, and after effects.
There were a few options when it came to preparation. I could take some Advil at home before arriving (I took 4, as previously directed. I’m a trooper, but I’m still delicate), or they offered an in-house cocktail of RX strength pain relievers and muscle/nerve relaxers. My preparation for the treatment was really easy. Once on the table in the room with the nurses, the Ultherapy began. I have a high tolerance for pain, so at first, I wasn’t affected by the strange sensation of the ultrasound waves. They traveled, what felt like, through my skin and all the way down to the muscle. There were some areas on my face that felt, shall we say, ‘spicy,’ around the jaw-line, cheek bones and temples. I probably should have followed their suggestion for a stronger pain-killer or at the very least, the Xanax. I am skeptical AND stubborn.
Now that there was no going back, I asked again about what to expect after the treatment. They had mentioned minimal discomfort but that NO ONE would be able to visibly see that I’d had anything done. Would I need to hide under a huge hat? NO. Would I need to cancel my dinner plans? NOPE. Do I need to use a series of only their products to see results? NO! Sure, okay, amazing, but almost unbelievable.
Once the treatment was over, I felt an immediate warming of my face. There was an obvious sensation under my skin. Something was happening! At this point, I needed reassurance that my no pain, no gain theory wasn’t all for nothing. My face and neck felt super sensitive, but not to the touch. Deep under the skins surface, I knew something magical was occurring. I could feel the deep ‘bruising,’ that I had read about. However, there was, in fact, absolutely no sign of Ultherapy on my skin. I was able to apply my make-up immediately after and go right back to work.
For the first month after the treatment, I could see my face changing. I had immediate tissue contraction; these jowls (inherited from my father), were slowly disappearing. I’d looked like I’d recently had Botox in my forehead and around my eyes, when in-fact it had been months.
I had slight tingling, numbness and an over-all firming/tightening particularly in my neck and cheek area. There were times when I had thought maybe it’s stopped working, and just then a zinger or two would remind me that I have a ways to go.