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Make them Think that Time Stood Still
December, 2014 - Issue #122
Admit it - you'd really like to look more rested, fresh and younger in holiday photos this year. (You aren't alone - we're already booking our own treatments now!)

"Most people will benefit greatly from a minor procedure to look their best this holiday season. These procedures include Botox injections for wrinkles, as well as fillers such as the FDA-approved Restylane and Juvederm to plump up the lips or correct wrinkles on the lower face. A Vi Peel treatment will eliminate sun spots, brown spots, pigmentation and fine wrinkles on the face. These procedures are non-invasive, painless, requires no down time or recovery and if done by a qualified physician, the results are very natural and affordable," says Dr. Andrew T. Cohen of Beverly Hills Physicians. "We offer a full range of facial rejuvenation options just in time for the holidays. You can set up a complimentary consultation online by logging onto www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com or giving us a call at 249-4040."

Here's what on our beauty to-do list this season!

Juvederm

Juvederm's Voluma is the hottest injectable at the moment. It is literally a "liquid facelift!" Voluma does what its name implies: it restores lost volume caused by age and weight loss to the cheek area. Injecting Voluma improves the jaw line, marionette lines and laugh lines instantly.

Available at DermaCure Medical Aesthetics. 257-8400

Fraxel Dual

The gold-standard laser treatment, Fraxel Dual, improves texture and reduces pigmentation with just one painless treatment. It also treats precancerous keratoses while improving pores and fine lines. Down time is minimal and dramatic results appear within one week of treatment.

Available at DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400

Microdermabrasion Facial and Colostrum Cream

The DiamondTome Microdermabrasion Facial treatment uses real diamonds to remove the outmost layer of skin to reveal a glowing complexion and promote the production of new cells in the deepest layers of the skin. It is a crystal-free, painless, safe, clean, precise and effective treatment. The skin is not red after and there is no recovery time. It can be used to treat sun damage, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Microdermabrasion also unblocks pores, reducing the risk of acne breaks outs if used on a regular basis. Follow your treatment with Colostrum Cream. It moisturizes the skin and acts as a super skin restorer. It is especially regenerative and hydrating; it will keep your skin dewy and supple.

Available at Sofya's European Skin Care. 424-1807

Botox

It's that time of year - when it seems that every weekend is filled with holiday parties. (And you know what that means: People want to look their best!). Here's how: Botox is the perfect procedure to get you ready for the holidays. Smooth crow's feet, frown lines and forehead creases that show up in all the family photos and selfies! Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create lines and wrinkles in the first place, so using Botox on a regular basis will actually slow down the aging process.

Available at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. 254-3686

Ultimate Signature Facial

Schedule Advanced Dermatology's Ultimate Signature facial to look picture perfect for your next party. The experience includes uplifting micro currency, collagen eye mask, oxygen infusion and their glow forward thermal probiotic enzyme treatment. The 60-minute facial is regularly $130, but you can score a holiday special price of $99 through December 31.

Available at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. 254-3686

Instant Eylift with Wax

"Santa Who?" You're sure to hear that when you walk into the holiday party after a visit to WAX by Heather Nelson. A pre-party brow shape and tint will take your brows from 100 percent to 150 percent and you'll be the talk around the holiday table! Even if you've never waxed your brows before, treat yourself to the "instant eye lift" of having them shaped; full brows with a defined arch make a statement. A simple tint will give you a dramatic look and knowing you're looking your best is sure to bring out your inner glow. Beauty treatments are the gifts that keep on giving. Why not take care of Number One on your list? Gift certificates are available for all services provided to make you look and feel your best.

WAX by Heather Nelson is located in the Sola Salons on Bouquet Canyon. 644-4346

How much does it Really Cost?

Understanding Unit & Syringe Fees

Understanding injectable pricing isn't always easy, especially since client needs vary so dramatically. Lucky for us, the professional beauty consultants at VNMG Aesthetics clued us in.

"Average frown lines take about 20 units; crow's feet take anywhere from 24 to 36; forehead lines average between 20 and 30 units. These are averages for women; men usually need a little more," says Mary Sanchez. "Either way, you multiply the price of the unit with how many you actually need." Fillers like Juvederm are priced a little differently. "We go by syringe, with the average person's mild-to-moderate treatment requiring two syringes." The important thing to note, though, is that once you're treated with injectables, "you usually require less units and syringes for maintenance. If you stick with it, as most of patients do, you'll find that your first treatment was the most expensive. When you stick to a regular schedule, you find that you need less and less to maintain your younger look," says Sanchez.

VNMG Aesthetics 222-2326
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