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See some of the procdures Cynthia and Judi are under going weekly for their Transitions at Vanishing Veins and Vivesse Med Spa

Fractional Resurfacing for Dramatically Younger Skin

Fractional Resurfacing for Dramatically Younger Skin

 

The Pixel laser treatment is a procedure and does require some down-time. Two days after Judi’s second Pixel laser treatment, her skin is still red. However, after five days, she says the red is usually completely gone.

One of the important treatments that Judi is receiving is Fractional Resurfacing performed with a machine called Pixel.  We want to give you more information on this revolutionary treatment. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the behind-the-scene transition videos.

Fractional resurfacing is a laser treatment.  It works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin. These microchannels are only as deep as a few sheets of paper but they cause micro-injury deeper in the skin than is seen with most cosmetic medical treatments.  The skin is affected all the way down to the deep layers.

Your skin reacts to this injury by initiating a healing process.  The healing process causes collagen to regrow and remodel.  It also helps strip away the top most layer of the skin (the epidermis).  The new collagen tightens the skin so it sags less.  Additionally, a whole new layer of more youthful skin is laid down.  This combined effect leads to truly dramatic effects that are hard to achieve with any other non-surgical technique.

To see video from Judi’s first Pixel click here. 

Fractional resurfacing improves your skin’s texture and tone to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. It has the following effects:

  • Clears sun-damaged skin
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shrinks the appearance of pores
  • Fills in acne scars
  • Blends uneven pigmentation

Pixel is a deep treatment, deeper than most.  So, it can be more uncomfortable than many of the other treatments at Vivesse.  We use numbing cream prior to the procedure and it is tolerable for almost all patients.  After the treatment, your skin will probably appear red as if you had a sunburn.

There is no downtime that is necessary after the treatment but some clients like to take a few days off from work because of the redness and peeling.  That’s why it’s a good treatment to have at the end of the week so these few days will include the weekend when most people don’t work.

If you would like to read some more about the treatment and see some before and after pictures click here.  It truly provides a whole new you, with much more youthful skin.  To make an appointment to see if this revolutionary treatment is right for you click here.

Cynthia Is Glowing From The PRP Facial!

Cynthia Is Glowing From The PRP Facial!

Cynthia already sees a huge difference in her skin after just one month.

DR. LORI GREENWALD IS REINSTATING MY SELF-ESTEEM.

 I never realized how much this boost in my self-esteem would help with the launch of my new business. Since I started my intense treatments with Dr. Lori Greenwald, I feel more energized and motivated to get the Bunnuku website up and running so I can start introducing these all- natural toothbrushes to the world. Friends are noticing the difference in my appearance and my attitude, telling me I look brighter and seem refreshed.

I can really see a big change in the two weeks since I had the plasma facial: the marionette lines have softened and I’m starting to recognize the woman in the mirror who is staring back at me. The plasma facial – or PRP as it’s called – is phenomenal! It’s essentially using part of your own body to replenish another part. Here’s how it works: Amanda drew my blood, separated out the plasma that stimulates re-growth, and applied it to my face with a needle to tighten my skin, reduce wrinkles, and reverse sun damage. All of those healing properties are contained within my own blood- truly mind-boggling. I will confess that if Amanda didn’t apply the numbing cream to my face before she started using the needle, I would have been holding onto the ceiling! But the cream clearly did it’s job because the needles felt more like pinpricks.

It’s hard to believe how far I’ve come in the year since I started on this journey – both with the new business and the new me. I was struggling, working three jobs, wondering how I was going to keep the lights on. Now I feel in control, confident, and ready to take chances. I also feel like my luck has changed: there was only supposed to be one winner in this contest but Dr. Lori generously chose two. Even though I was a little apprehensive at first to undergo some of these procedures, I completely trust Dr. Lori’s team of experts because of her reputation as a top surgeon. It’s all part of letting go of the past and plowing forward into the future – even if it’s unknown.

Watch Cynthia get her PRP facial from Vivesse Med Spa Nurse Practitioner Amanda Scranton. Visit our website to book a free consultation.

And to learn more about Cynthia and her transition from being unemployed to an entrepreneur,  follow her stories here.

 

 

Could Cynthia’s Fountain Of Youth Be In Her Own Blood?

What if we told you that you that you had the power to reverse the signs of aging, including wrinkles acne scars and stretch marks from within. That’s right, the latest and greatest in skin care technology comes from you, literally. When it comes to wiping out wrinkles and getting rid of acne scars and even stretch marks, the growth factors carried in your own plasma could be the secret to turning back the hands of time.

And don’t worry, it’s not scary like that Kim Kardashian video that blew up the internet a few years ago.  A lot has changed with this type of plasma facial including the blood. You won’t see it on your face. We process it first and use only the plasma which is a yellow tinted liquid.

Watch Transitions With Doctor Lori winner, Cynthia Washburn, undergo a PRP facial as part of her 40-thousand dollar medical make-over. Vivesse Med Spa in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is one of only a select few practices in the state to offer this type of microneedling and plasma facial.

HOW THE PRP FACIAL WORKS

Growth factors found in your own blood can rejuvenate skin, soften wrinkles, stretch marks and grow back thinning hair.

Plasma Facial Therapy uses your own plasma to treat wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks. A small amount of blood is taken from you and then placed in a centrifuge. By doing this we separate out a portion of blood called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The plasma is then activated releasing at least six regeneration promoting growth factors. These growth factors stimulate stem cells in your skin, tricking them into thinking an injury has occurred. In response, new collagen, blood vessels and elastin are released. A youthful appearance is generated.

To apply the plasma, first the skin is treated with a microneedling pen that makes microscopic channels in your skin. The plasma is then painted on and is absorbed through these channels. Since it’s your own plasma you needn’t worry about getting an infection or an allergic reaction

To book a free consultation call 860-761-6666 or visit www.vivesse.net
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Kybella Chin Treatment

While many cringe at the thought of needles, Cynthia Washburn was all smiles during her Kybella treatment at Vivesse Med Spa with nurse practitioner Amanda Scranton.  Kybella reduces the submental fat underneath your chin, for good!  As you will see in the video, it’s not so bad. As Cynthia says, it’s the price of beauty.

 

HOW KYBELLA® WORKS

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
How is KYBELLA® administered?

Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
How many KYBELLA® treatment sessions will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.

 

After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies). In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).

The most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:

Swelling Bruising Pain Numbness Redness Areas of hardness
Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.

What should I tell my doctor before treatment?

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
Have had or have trouble swallowing
Have bleeding problems

Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®)
Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners

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Approved Use and Important Safety Information

What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL ?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.

Who should not receive KYBELLA®?

You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing.

The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
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Judi Gets Her First Pixel Laser Treatment.

 

Judi is a survivor! This former small town mayor from Texas beat a rare form of cancer but her chemotherapy, Arsenic, prematurely aged her.  As one of the winners of Dr. Lori Greenwald’s Transitions medical make-over, Judi will undergo a series of treatments to help her escape that painful reminder of her battle with cancer from her reflection.  For other men and women  who are looking to reverse the signs of aging and want a truly dramatic response, laser skin resurfacing is the way to go. It works deep in the underlying tissues to fight the signs of aging. Laser resurfacing lifts away years from your face by stimulating the growth of new collagen. This modern laser therapy gives the skin a youthful and refreshed look with a glow that simply can’t be achieved with milder treatments. Despite its dramatic effects on skin damage, fractional resurfacing is comfortable and affordable, involves downtime of only a few days and is quick to perform.
Specifically, fractional resurfacing improves your skin’s texture and tone to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. It has the following effects:

Clears sun-damaged skin
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Shrinks the appearance of pores
Fills in acne scars
Blends uneven pigmentation

to learn more about the Pixel Perfect laser visit our website or fill out a contact form below.

Cynthia Gets Kybella

This is Bruce Stein, MD, the Executive Director of Vanishing Veins & Vivesse Med Spa.  Cynthia is deep in her treatment phase.  She came today and met with Amanda Scranton, one of our aesthetic nurse practitioners.  While here she underwent IPL and Kybella.  I thought this would be a good chance to tell you about Kybella, the new treatment for double chin.  You may have seen advertisements on TV.  It’s an injectable medication that is injected under the chin.  It literally dissolves the fat (really, it does).  People love the results – on Real Self it has an 84% approval rating, so it works.  And once the fat is destroyed, it’s gone for good.  If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, Kybella may be right for you.  Remember, Kybella only works if the fullness is caused by fat and not if it’s caused by sagging skin.  I f you come in to see one of our specialists she can make the determination for you.  Shelly will be posting video soon of Cynthia’s treatments.  And if you want to schedule an appointment at Vivesse Med Spa click here.