JUVÉDERM®, Smooth, Plump & Lift!!!

Written By: Ric Harrison

Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way first;

JUVÉDERM® is a collection of fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.

Want to lift or contour your cheeks? How about smooth out some wrinkles and lines? Would you love to enhance your lips? Then Juvederm is your go to for these issues. Juvederm is fast and simple and does a great job. I was not disappointed after trying it.

My lips were the first area I tried; I was a bit nervous so I was conservative about the first treatment. Needless to say, I went back for a bit more and got precisely what I was wanting.

Even better news is that it lasts about a year for most people.

Next was a lift to the cheeks and the smoothing of some lines. I have always taken good care of my skin but the signs of aging were there. I just wanted an enhancement and the results were immediate.

My experience with Juvederm was smooth and uplifting (pun intended)!  Instant results! Nonsurgical, natural looking and long lasting results. What could be better? What have you got to lose?

Remember up at the top in the boring stuff I talked about hyaluronic acid (HA)? It is also available in capsule form. The HA capsule will enhance the Juvederm treatment and assist you in looking better, longer; at least that was my experience.  You can find the HA capsules at your local health food store or online.

For more information about JUVÉDERM®; treatments, appointments and cost, please contact Emerge Medical and Well Spa at 918.392.8606.

Be Well & Be Beautiful

ric@richarrison.com

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Meet Ric

Written by: Ric Harrison

We’d like you to meet Ric, he’s a very close friend of ours that has agreed to share his journey through injectabes with all of you. Take it away, Ric.

Why I chose Emerge Medical and Well Spa.

Hi, my name is Ric. I’m in my early 50’s. I’m married and I’m Poppy to 3 precious boys ages 2, 4, & 6. I’m a professional in the medical field and I consider myself a happy person. The only thing I didn’t like was that I was aging and it showed.

I didn’t like those little lines around my eyes, the lines on my forehead, and the fat under my chin. These are just a couple of reasons I started considering injectables. In the last several years I had some Botox treatments (not on a regular basis) but I liked the results. I knew a little bit, but not enough. I had considered plastic surgery but didn’t like the cost, the risk or the downtime.

I decided to make appointments with a couple of different spas/treatment facilities in the area for interviews that offer the treatments I was considering. I chose Emerge Medical and Well Spa because they gave the best first impression and they appeared to be the most knowledgeable about what they were doing. I like the fact that the people doing the treatments were experienced and educated and I also liked the fact that they told me about the products, how they were made and what I could expect. They didn’t “promise” me that I would look 10 years younger or get the exact results I wanted but they did say they would work with me, to help me get to the best results I could with what I had to work with.  I haven’t been disappointed yet. I have not only become a happy client but I’ve made new friends.

The ladies that have done my facials, my lash extensions, given me Botox, Kybella, Juvederm have become a part of my life. I didn’t realize the vulnerability I would experience while receiving these services. We’ve talked about life, death, kids and just about anything else that came up. We’ve laughed and I’ve even cried as I told the story of my mothers’ recent death.

When I became a client at Emerge I expected (and received) excellent services and results, but what I also received was the unexpected surprise of more inner beauty and that is priceless.

Be Well & Be Beautiful

ric@richarrison.com

www.emergemedicaldayspa.com

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Injectables: The Rundown

Co-written with Belinda Stewart

Raise your hand if you want to know more about injectables.

So, what are they anyway? Injectables are products that are able to be injected into the skin of the face for the purpose of reversing the signs of aging. Products in this family include a few you may have heard of like Botox or Juvederm.

Well, here at Emerge we offer a wide selection of injectables for almost every need or desire. I’ll give you a quick rundown.

Botox and Dysport are going to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the face to prevent you from making certain expressions that cause those deep wrinkles. For example, frown lines. 

Don’t worry though, we’re not going to freeze your entire face, but we can talk more about that later.

Now let’s talk about fillers. First you have Juverdem Ultra/Ultra Plus and Restylane. These dermal fillers are going to add structure and lift to the face where volume is lost.  They can also be used for filling in deeper lines, like the nasolabial folds around your mouth and let’s not forgot those thinning lips!  These are great products for adding volume to the lips.  The sky’s the limit with these bad boys. They can go almost anywhere.

Next you have Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft. They are also fillers but unlike the others they are thicker, more like puddy, better for molding and adding volume. The best place for these amazing fillers are the cheeks and/or deep crevices like the hollows of your temples. Let’s bring those perky apples back where they belong!

Then there’s Juvederm Volbella, made specifically for the lips and the lines around them. The beauty of this product is that you can add subtle volume aiming at a more glossy lip filling in all those pesky lines we gain with age.  This adds support and structure to those aging lips.  You can combine the Volbella and Juvederm Ultra to get the best of both worlds, plump and glossy lips!  Volbella is also a great product to fill in those notorious hollows under your eyes.  What an amazing and versatile product!  Aging be gone!

Speaking of a disappearing act, ladies and gentlemen meet Kybella. She’s our friend that makes all our dreams of getting rid of our double chin once and for all come true and she’s permanent. No lie. So say bye bye (Wait, did anyone else just start singing N’Sync in their heads?) to all those facial workouts and walk around with your chiseled chin up.  (Don’t even pretend you haven’t tried to do this workout.)

And last, but certainly not least, there’s BellaFill. It’s the only filler out there proven to last up to 5 years and it can be used for acne scarring. It’s pretty versatile and can give you some impressive results.

So there you have it. After all that how do you feel? Similar to the way you feel when you recite “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” Well hang in there, we’ll slow it down for you and look at each one a little closer in the coming weeks. And if you’re thinking “that’s a lot of injectables, how on earth do you keep them straight,” worry no more. We got this.

Next up, we’re going to be giving you a glimpse into a few of our own personal experiences, but in the mean time, if you want to know which injectable is right for you, call us at 918.392.8606 and ask for a complimentary consultation with one of our nurses.

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