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Beauty Bites
February, 2021 - Issue #196
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What's Fresh? Renewed skin, summer-ready legs and youthful lips are all on our 2021 wish list.

Nurse Kelli Lendman is "The Lip Whisperer"
What happens when you have extensive experience in medical esthetics; a reputation for being gentle, calm and funny; and an obsession with lip-enhancement treatments?
You earn the nickname, "The Lip Whisperer."
Beloved by patients young and timeless, Kelli Lendman, RN/BSN of DermaCure Medical Aesthetics has mastered a variety of on-trend lip looks that take a practiced hand to perfect.
Here are two to try.

The Botox Lip Flip
The Botox lip flip is inexpensive, quick and relaxes the muscles around the lip, which can cause it to flip up and look fuller without injectable fillers.

Russian Lip Technique
With this treatment, the filler is injected vertically to shape the cupid's bow - and create a wider-looking pout - without creating significant outward projection. The result is natural-looking, beautifully-shaped and hydrated lips.
Follow Kelli on Insta and TikTok at @kellithenurse.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400


Save $150 on Today's Fave Skin Treatment
Morpheus8, a skin-tightening and resurfacing treatment that uses radio frequency and microneedling to stimulate collagen production, reduces wrinkles and tightens skin - and it's getting amazing results for celebs and beauty influencers who are posting their befores and afters on social media.
Right now, save $150 on Morpheus8 face or neck treatments - and more when you purchase a series of three.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686

Q & A with Dr. Larisse K. Lee of LA Vein Center
Q. Why do spider and varicose veins occur more in the legs?
Because we stand or sit for prolonged periods of time. We make the leg veins work much harder than in any other part of our body. Leg veins normally carry blood back from the feet to the heart. Vein valves keep blood flowing in one direction. However, in many people, the valves and veins become abnormal and allow blood to flow backwards towards their ankles. This is called venous reflux. This then exerts pressure on the surface skin veins that bulge out. If left untreated, this can result in leg pain, restless legs, itching, cramping, swelling, ankle discoloration and thickened skin. Ultimately, it can cause open wounds or ulcers at the ankles. Left untreated, this may lead to more serious medical issues.

Q. What treatments are available?
Spider veins can be erased with sclerotherapy, where a chemical is injected into the fine veins, causing them to seal and disappear. For venous reflux, invasive surgical vein stripping is no longer necessary. The abnormal veins can be closed using endovenous catheter ablation, which is a minimally-invasive treatment. Phlebectomy can also be performed where multiple tiny incisions are made to remove the bulging veins. All of these can be done safely and comfortably in the office with minimal downtime afterwards. Winter is a wonderful time to complete treatments so that patients feel a renewed confidence for "shorts season."
Dr. Larisse K. Lee of the LA Vein Center is a board-certified vascular and general surgeon. 818-325-0400
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