Drastically Minimize Frown Lines for a Youthful Look with Dysport

For our clients here at Center for Facial Rejuvenation, wrinkles aren’t their style. For clients who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of the face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally.

“I love using Dysport on my clients who are seeing the effects of aging because it gives eyebrows a slight lift, drastically minimizes frown lines, and gives them a more refreshed, natural look” says Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector.

Just like with BOTOX®, Dysport is a neurotoxin that blocks muscle contractions and is a noninvasive form of wrinkle treatment that yield great results with no down time.

To smooth the look of frown lines, Dysport is injected between and above the eyebrows to relax the underlying muscles beneath the skin. With those muscles relaxed and still, the skin above them appears smoother and more youthful due to less wrinkles.

“Many of my clients want to look their best without looking over done—they want a more subtle enhancement, and that’s why I love using Dysport” says Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Medical Aesthetics.

After the treatment, there may be a small red bump at the injection site, which will subside. Overall, it is quick and clients can go back to work / are able to go about their daily activities immediately.

With Dysport, lines are minimized, not your expressions. Call us today to book your complementary Dysport consultation!

Microneedling Treatment 101 at Center for Facial Rejuvenation

Microneedling Treatment 101:

Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like: a hand-held device inserts very fine, short needles that puncture the skin. This stimulates collagen and skin tissue production for smoother, firmer, and more toned skin. These punctures are only surface-level deep but the results are amazing and often show improved complexion and glow in a couple of weeks.

The microneedling treatment is minimally invasive, virtually painless and doesn’t require any downtime.

First, your licensed aesthetician will discuss your skin goals with you and will develop their plan of action to help you achieve the look you want. Then, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area, making the procedure virtually painless. Then, they’ll start the treatment! All together, the process takes about an hour.

After treatment, clients can experience minor redness, irritation and dryness for a few days. Consider purchasing a physical based sunscreen for post care, which our center offers.

During the treatment, clients may choose to have Growth Factor serum applied. “Growth Factors are one of the best active ingredients for total skin rejuvenation” says Christie Dean. “Growth factors essentially communicate with your cells, prompting them to generate more collagen and elastin, which keep skin smooth and firm for a healthy, youthful glow.”

  

Microneedling Benefits:

After the treatment, many of our clients experience a more youthful, radiant glow as well as a supple plumpness.

When in a microneedling series, clients typically achieve a reduction in their fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. Those who have acne scars and sun damage or discoloration will see visible improvement and a more even complexion. Pore size is also reduced as the collagen causes them to plump and appear shrunken.

According to a study conducted in 2008, participants whose skin was treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing their treatment.

 

Candidacy:

“Typically I recommend microneedling to my clients who are in good health and are looking to restore their youthful skin complexion. Also clients who are looking to improve slight scarring (often due to acne or aging), minimize pore size, or those looking to minimize fine lines” says Christie Dean. “While I do not recommend this procedure for those clients who have had radiation therapy or are pregnant/nursing, I encourage those interested to come in for a free consultation to see if microneedling is right for them.”

If you are struggling with acne scaring, sun damage, uneven complexion, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin that isn’t as tight as it used to be (to name a few), come in for a complimentary consultation and let’s put a treatment plan together for you!

 


Christie Dean, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Christie Dean has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their results. She has extensive training in IPL lasers, Chemical Peels, Vanquish, Microneedling and Acne Facials. She has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products to target acne and melasma and has a true passion for the aesthetic industry.

 

 


Melody Richt CPCP, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Melody Richt joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation in January 2009. Melody is a nationally licensed and board certified Micropigmentation Artist as well as a licensed Aesthetician. Melody received extensive formal training from The Southern Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Micropigmentation. She brings with her over 30 years of artistry experience.

In the Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Melody will offer permanent cosmetics, para-medical restoration, skin discoloration camouflage, make-up and skin care consultation, chemical facial treatments, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal treatments, and fractional resurfacing with Fraxel re:store Laser System and Thermage.

VISIA Complexion: Redefining the Vision of Skin Care

For most, skin analysis is more subjective than objective. After a treatment, you could feel like your skin is improved, but have you ever thought “does it really look better?” or “Did I really get the results I wanted?”

At CFR, we have answers to your questions thanks to Canfield’s VISIA Complexion Analysis System. This multi-point positioning system and live image overlay make it easy to capture perfectly registered images to document progress over time. This means, you’ll get to see a quantitative and qualitative analysis of eight different skin features to determine your overall skin condition and health. The system rotates and easily captures left, right and frontal facial views for a full analysis to help show improvement and to further customize treatment plans.

 

With this technology, we are able to create a baseline of your skin and facial features, as we begin your facial rejuvenation with skincare, peels, lasers and other treatments. Then, after you start your treatment, you are able to see your amazing results past what the naked eye can see.

The eight different skin features include: spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, brown spots, red areas and porphyrins (Bacterial excretions that can become lodged in pores).

Christie Dean, Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist at CFR, says “Especially for new clients, I like to use the VISIA Complexion Analysis System to get an overall perspective. I walk my clients through an analysis of their skin and then work with them to develop a treatment plan and educate them on how each step of their treatment will enhance the health and appearance of their skin”.

We document your progress with before and after pictures so we can review how your treatment plan is improving your skin.

“As a Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, I love being able to use the VISIA complexion analysis on my clients” says Melody Richt. “It’s a great tool to help assess the overall health of their skin, educate on treatment options, and track their improvements with the custom treatment plans I develop. With the use of laser treatments like Broad Band Light (BBL), clients are able to not only visibly see their sun damage minimized, but they’re able to see in a 3-D view how their treatments are improving the quality of their skin”.

Schedule your free consultation today and we’ll discuss your goals with you and, paired with the VISIA results, develop a treatment plan to help get the look you want to achieve.


Christie Dean, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Christie Dean has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their results. She has extensive training in IPL lasers, Chemical Peels, Vanquish, Microneedling and Acne Facials. She has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products to target acne and melasma and has a true passion for the aesthetic industry.

 

 


Melody Richt CPCP, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Melody Richt joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation in January 2009. Melody is a nationally licensed and board certified Micropigmentation Artist as well as a licensed Aesthetician. Melody received extensive formal training from The Southern Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Micropigmentation. She brings with her over 30 years of artistry experience.

In the Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Melody will offer permanent cosmetics, para-medical restoration, skin discoloration camouflage, make-up and skin care consultation, chemical facial treatments, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal treatments, and fractional resurfacing with Fraxel re:store Laser System and Thermage.

Summer’s Around the Corner – Here’s How to Protect Your Skin

Beautiful and youthful skin often starts at the surface. There are many popular and effective beauty tools and products that can help you look your best – all without invasive treatment.  Whether you’re interested in care to reduce lines, wrinkles, discoloration, or dull skin, there are skin care and cosmetic treatments available to meet your goals. 

Retinol Therapy – Improve the texture and appearance of your skin with products that provide powerful retinoids.

Exfoliation – Apply cleansers and slough away dull skin with highly effective beauty tools.

Medical- Grade Products – Enjoy glowing skin with proven, professional creams and serums like Skinmedica, Epionce, Obagi and Revision.

Anti-Aging – Turn back the clock with a custom skin care regimen created by our specialists to reduce common signs of aging.

While the daily care of your skin is key to maintaining a radiant, glowing, even complexion, there are treatments that will help you get from where you are now, to a maintainable state. We have a wide range of laser solutions to help reduce signs of aging and create a more uniform texture to get you jump started to a summer glow:

BBL Photo Rejuvenation

BBL Photo Rejuvenation, or broadband light, allows physicians to provide a broad range of aesthetic procedures using only a single, compact system. This one-of-a-kind device uses advanced dual-lamp technology to treat a myriad of skin conditions with various wavelengths, delivering light therapy to target signs of aging and sun damage. BBL Photo Rejuvenation is proven to help treat several different types of skin conditions, including the following:

  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Deeper Lesions
  • Sun Damage

BBL Photo Rejuvenation requires zero downtown and patients can resume their activities immediately! This laser skin treatment also promises long-term results, based from a study of patients treated 10+ years ago. BBL Photo Rejuvenation laser skin treatments are fast, with an average time of 12 to 15 minutes in duration.

Clear and Brilliant

Clear and Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy younger looking tissue. Clear & Brilliant can truly bring on a glow to your skin!

Clear + Brilliant creates and defines an entirely new category of laser aesthetic treatments designed to attract younger patients looking to take control of their aging process. This is one of the most common introductory lasers we offer, that provide the following benefits to most any skin type:

  • Visibly illuminated skin tone
  • Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
  • Naturally radiant and glowing skin
  • Improved tone, texture and radiance

Fraxel re:store Dual

The Fraxel re:store Dual wavelength system is the industry standard for effective skin resurfacing with low downtime. It is the industry standard for effective skin resurfacing, removing acne scars and surgical scars, melasma, wrinkles and other skin blemishes. This revolutionary laser skin treatment provides dramatic results with utmost safety.

With FDA approval to treat photodamage, mild to moderate periorbital wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, melasma and other dyschromia, and actinic keratosis. Fraxel offers predictable, dramatic results with a great safety record for all skin types, on and off the face—with minimal disruption to your daily routine and no wound care. Since it delivers predictable epidermal turnover with each treatment, nearly all patients see immediate improvement. And due to collagen remodeling, these results are enhanced over weeks and months

You already take care of your skin, but with natural going, skin loses elasticity. Luckily, Thermage® CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) can help. Thermal CPT is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime.

Everything You Need to Know About the VI Peel (From Someone Who’s Had it Done and is a Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist)

By now, you’ve likely heard of or know someone who has had a chemical peel. They’re best known for eliminating the dull and damaged top layer of your skin revealing smoother, more youthful looking skin. However, some chemical peels can be harsh and result in a lot of downtime. Luckily, not all peels are the same! We’re pleased to share the VI Peel-A New Generation Peel. It is one of the safest and most effective chemical peels for a range of skin types (like those with more sensitive skin) and the results are fantastic.

Recently, CFR’s Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, Christie Dean, had the VI Peel treatment and shared a bit about her experience:

 

Question: What is the VI peel?

Christie: The VI Peel is a formula consisting of a blend of powerful ingredients that helps improve skin tone, texture and clarity. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, and restores a more even skin tone by reducing age spots and sun damage. This peel is sub-dermal which means it peels more than just the top layer giving the client “baby skin”. It “peels” away surface damage and lightens underneath damage. In addition, it contains ingredients that address most of my clients concerns. It improves texture by smoothing away rough skin to reveal a more youthful, glowing complexion.

 

Question: Why do clients choose to have the VI Peel treatment?

Christie: Most people come to me with the unfortunate signs of aging and UV damage. The VI Peel is my gold standard go-to peel because it is formulated with agents that address those concerns.

 

Question: What made you want to try the VI peel?

Christie: I was looking to have the VI Peel for a few reasons, the largest being that I wanted to achieve a more even skin complexion overall and combat signs of aging (those pesky fine lines and dark spots!) As a Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, I’m familiar with many different chemical peels, and after researching more about the VI Peel when it was first introduced, it was clear that it is a new generation peel that self-neutralizes and contains ingredients that numb the skin. If I promote a product or service I try it first, and if I like it I stand behind it!

 

Question: What was the whole experience like?

Christie: It actually is a relatively quick treatment with amazing results. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and it’s virtually pain free!

 

Question: Tell us about after the treatment and the results!

Christie: After the treatment, the process takes anywhere from 5-7 days from the peel application to completion. As with any chemical peel, the peeling process can be different each time for each client.  It can be a large exfoliation to a flaking peel. Most of the time it’s a large exfoliating experience but again, everyone is different! Once the process is complete, skin is soft and supple with a beautiful, youthful glow.

 

Day 3 of the VI Peel Process / actual client

Day 7 of the VI Peel Process /actual client/ unfiltered-natural glow

 

Question: How often do you have this treatment?

Christie: I do the VI Peel every 6 months to address aging concerns.

 

Question: Who’s a good candidate for the VI Peel?

Christie: The VI Peel is much more gentle than some of the alternatives, so a variety of skin types may be candidates for this peel, however, I recommend a consultation first. That way, we can look at your skin, discuss the look you’re trying to achieve, and create a treatment plan based on that.

 

Question: How many treatments is typical to maintain?

Christie: It really depends on the client’s primary concerns. I typically recommend at least one per year, but quarterly may be recommended if addressing a particular issue.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the VI Peel, give us a call and come in for a complementary consultation! You have nothing to lose but signs of aging!


Christie Dean, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Christie Dean has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their results. She has extensive training in IPL lasers, Chemical Peels, Vanquish, Microneedling and Acne Facials. She has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products to target acne and melasma and has a true passion for the aesthetic industry.

Choosing the Right Lip Filler for You (and Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!)

Written by: Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner and Lacy Gill, Nurse Injector

February 14th is a little over a month away, and now’s the time when clients start thinking about giving their pout a little love to get those kissable Valentine’s Day lips.

The reason that our clients come in for consultations or maintenance varies. Some clients simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance, while others have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your reason, we have a wide range of lip injection options to help you achieve your perfect pout.

Natural Looking Results

Volbella & Refyne:
Volbella and Refyne are ideal to fill fine lip lines and add subtle volume, as its spreadable gel creates a youthful, smooth look. Many clients choose Volbella and Refyne to restore the natural look they once had. Other clients who are new to lip injections opt for Volbella or Refyne, as it allows them to start exploring what pout they’re looking to achieve (natural versus more plump) gradually.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 syringe of Volbella.

Fuller Looking Results

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus & Defyne:
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne adds more fullness and plumps thin lips. Many clients who have naturally thin lips, have had their lips thin over time, or those who want a fuller lip prefer Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® using the “ribbon technique”.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips and 1 Syringe of Volbella for the lines.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips.

Deciding which is best for you:
We understand that there are many filler options, and selecting the right one for the look you’d like to achieve can be tough! That’s why our skilled injectors are here to help. We offer complimentary consultation so you can meet our team, discuss your desired results, and learn more about your options. To book, call us at .

Prepping, Treatment, and Healing/Recovery:
Before your treatment its best to avoid alcohol and NSAIDS/aspirin for one week, if possible, as this may minimize bruising.

During your treatment, you may request to have topical lidocaine numbing cream applied, which stays on for about 10 minutes to help relieve any minor discomfort. Depending on how many syringes are administered, each appointment ranges between 30-45 minutes.

As with any injection treatment, after, there is the possibility of temporary swelling, tenderness and bruising. However, at CFR, we are always looking for ways to improve our client’s experience and outcomes with the latest innovations and technology. It is for this reason that we have added the AccuVein vein visualization technology, commonly used in hospitals, to help improve our aesthetic procedures by providing better vein visibility (which means there’s an even smaller chance of bruising!)

We advise that you plan your treatment 2 weeks ahead of any events or vacations.

Results are FDA indicated to last approximately 9-12 months.

To learn more, and to book your appointment, Call us today!!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”


About Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector

Lacy Gill, LPN is a highly trained cosmetic nurse injector with 12 years nursing experience and 3 years in medical aesthetics. Lacy has received extensive training and certifications in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. She uses her artistic eye to create a more youthful, symmetrical, and beautiful appearance to help each client reach their desired result. She continues to train in new injectable techniques and comfort measures to set apart the CFR experience. Lacy resides in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys the outdoors and coaches her son’s baseball team in her spare time.

Jawline Contouring without Liposuction with Kybella®

Many women and men are frustrated by a less-than-defined jawline, also known as a “double chin”, and are looking for a non-invasive solution to achieve a more chiseled profile. When our clients have moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), we often recommend the injectable Kybella® to help reduce the appearance of the “second chin”.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of submental body fat.

When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, and local collagen production increases. This is how clients get the jowl / jawline contour without liposuction!

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, our Treat to Complete package (the full treatment!) of Kybella® is $1,900. While retreatment with Kybella® is not expected after a desired appearance is achieved, clients sometimes opt to use filler in the jawline, like Defyne, in addition to Kybella®, to give optimal outcomes.

When it comes to jawline definition enhancements, choose our highly experienced team of skilled Injectors—their results speak for themselves!

 

Click here to see more before and after Kybella® photos from CFR clients.

Call us today to start looking and feeling your best!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”

Aesthetic Enhancements Made Easy with Convenient Monthly Payments

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, we believe you should feel and look your best whenever you’d like which is why we accept the CareCredit health, wellness and beauty credit card for cosmetic and dermatologic procedure financing.

Not familiar with CareCredit? Think of CareCredit as your own health, wellness and beauty credit card. Whether it’s plastic surgery, facial rejuvenation fillers, or a skin care product visit (to name a few!), you shouldn’t have to worry about how to get the procedures you want. That’s why we’re pleased to accept the CareCredit health, wellness and beauty credit card. CareCredit lets you say “Yes” to recommended surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and pay for them in convenient monthly payments that fit your financial situation.

With special financing options*, you can use your CareCredit card again and again for your cosmetic needs, as well as at 200,000 other healthcare providers, including dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, ophthalmologists and hearing specialists.

It’s free and easy to apply and you’ll receive a decision immediately.  If you’re approved, you can schedule your procedures even before you receive your card! With more than 21 million accounts opened since CareCredit began nearly 30 years ago, they are the trusted source for healthcare credit cards.

Learn more by visiting www.carecredit.com.

Ready to apply? Apply Online for your CareCredit card today.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Ask us for details.