At Serenity Medical Health and Beauty Spa, we understand that the aging process can have lasting effects on our bodies and our confidence levels. As we have all been there, we strive as medical professionals to bring you the absolute best cosmetic treatments known for their long-lasting results and non-invasive procedures on the market today. At our medical spa, we offer both JUVÉDERM® and Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Silk, and Radiesse Dermal fillers to customize treatments for all ages, skin types, and individual cases. Whether you are looking to have a filler to boost volume in the skin or striving to bring back your youthful, glowing contoured skin, we have the perfect solution for you and your budget.
Available options for cosmetic treatments: JUVÉDERM® Voluma Restylane Restylane Lyft Restylane Silk Radiesse Liquid Lift Non-Surgical Face-Lift
How do I prepare and take care of my skin after treatment?
Dermal Fillers and Botox and Dysport are treatments that can be done without any preparation in most cases. However, it is helpful to be aware that some bruising and swelling may occur depending on your skin type, medications, and herbals that you are taking, as well as your genetic predisposition. To get optimal results and minimize side effects, it is important to plan for the treatment by:
If possible, discontinue Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Fish Oil 2 weeks prior to Dermal Filler treatment (check with your physician first)
Eat 1-2 servings of fresh pineapple 1-3 days prior to injection day (there is an enzyme in
pineapple that promotes the healing of bruising and swelling)
Take Arnica Montana tablets 1-3 days prior to injection day and continue 5-7 days post treatment (available at health food stores and Serenity)
Pre-treat injection sites with a cold pack at the appointment
Injectables Post Treatment
Continue Arnica Montana tablets or topical Arnica cream 5-7 days or until signs of bruising and swelling have resolved
Cold packs for the 1st 24-48 hours post injection significantly reduces the bruising and swelling that occurs (on 20 min. off 20 min. as much as possible – frozen peas in a sandwich bag provides just the right amount of coldness, OR we have cold gel masks available for purchase at Serenity)
Sleep with head slightly elevated if possible
Eat 1-2 servings of fresh pineapple 1-3 days post injection
Invest in good quality concealer such as Glo Minerals “just in case”
Wait until any bruising and swelling heal before resuming Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Fish Oil (check with your recommending physician for his/her instructions)
What is the most cost effective method for me?
When it comes down to the cost of looking beautiful, we understand everyone has a budget. We work with a variety of clients with varying issues. The first step we recommend you take is to visit our Dawsonville location for a consultation with one of our skin care professionals to evaluate your options based on your concerns. Then we will recommend a treatment that is best suited for you. We will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique body, skin, and budget to achieve the goals you seek.
Contact us today for additional information on our cosmetic procedures or schedule an appointment with us to evaluate your options and start the process of bringing back the youthful, brighter you today.
As we age, we lose volume in the delicate fat pads in the face that provide the fullness, contours and youthful appearance. As volume decreases, folds appear such as deeper naso-labial folds and marionette lines, the cheeks flatten and the face can take on an oblong or square shape. Typically, the youthful face is oval, round or heart shaped and is nicely contoured without sharp angles.
How do Dermal Fillers help me achieve my cosmetic goals?
Dermal Fillers strategically placed can restore the lost volume in the cheeks and “lift” the appearance of the entire face. Contours are restored giving the entire face a more youthful appearance. Results vary depending on the degree of flattening of the cheeks and the amount of contour restoration is desired. Another area commonly affected is the area under the eyes. Deep circles can form under the eyes due to the loss of the thin fat layer around the eyes. Sometimes the circles are also dark, so filling in these “troughs” makes a difference by making you look rested, refreshed and younger and completes the restored visage.
Surprisingly, we also lose volume or tissue in our lips as we age. This is really why lip lines and wrinkles appear around the mouth as the skin wrinkles in on itself. Once the volume is restored, the skin is stretched out to its previous state and the lip lines begin to disappear. The Cupid’s Bow can be revived and the vermillion border is enhanced which provides structure and stability to the lip. It is also a more youthful appearance. A lip enhancement is a very nice finishing touch to complete the refreshed look. One syringe of Juvederm or Restylane is perfect to achieve natural looking lips. The results last up to a year.
What is the Liquid Lift Non-Surgical Face Lift?
The Liquid Lift Non-Surgical Face Lift is an In-office procedure that can be done in an hour. No anesthesia is required, and discomfort can be avoided with topical anesthetic. Post procedure care is minimal, however, if you bruise easily, plan on bruising and detailed instructions will be provided and thoroughly discussed to avoid a lengthy downtime. Some people experience only minimal bruising, this can vary considerably from person to person. Careful planning to avoid social events is recommended – 2 weeks prior to a big event is a minimal lead time for this procedure. If possible, it is helpful to discontinue aspirin, fish oil and anti-inflammatory prior to the procedure.
How many treatments are needed for full results?
Dermal Fillers are packaged in 1 ml syringes and they can be used in combination with one another to achieve just the right correction. To achieve full correction or nearly full correction of the cheeks, it takes several syringes and will vary from person to person. We discuss the best options for each area of the face and what you can expect in the personal consultation.
What should I expect to pay?
The cost varies depending on which fillers are used and how many syringes are required. Three syringes is the minimum number of syringes needed to begin lifting the cheek area, and this is not usually enough to address the nasolabial folds or marionette lines. This is the perfect procedure for anyone who is just starting to show the evidence of aging, is not ready for a surgical face lift or who thinks they will never want or have a surgical face lift The results are amazing, will keep your friends guessing and will last up to a year. Touch-ups at one year or before help to maintain the volumization and the lift for a lasting youthful appearance.
For additional information on our non-surgical face lift, please feel free to book your free consultation with one of our professional nurse injectors today or visit us in Dawsonville, GA.
Like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane and Restylane Lyft are similar in that they are both hyaluronic acid and they both conquer fine lines, wrinkles.
What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® and Restylane?
Both JUVÉDERM® and Restylane are used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles that appear on our target areas, such as the line from the nose to the corner of mouth (naso labial fold) regions. What makes Restylane different from JUVÉDERM® is that Restylane has small particles suspended in the gel. Juvederm is crosslinked and contains no particles. Restylane is the first and only FDA- approved filler for lip enhancement and the results are immediate and long-lasting. Using Restylane as your lip enhancement treatment will provide you with results that last longer and restore your natural beauty.
Restylane Lyft is FDA approved for cheek enhancement. Placement in the cheeks restores lost cheek volume and lifts the weight off the naso labial area making the entire face to appear more youthful.
How long does Restylane last?
Typically, one treatment of Restylane will last 6-12 months depending on the amount of product used during treatment. For more information on your long-lasting results, feel free to contact us or schedule a consultation with our nurse injector to learn more about treatment options and results.
What can I expect after treatment?
As with any procedure done, there are a few things you can expect after your first treatment. The typical signs and symptoms include mild swelling, redness, pain, tenderness or mild bruising depending on your skin type. Before and after treatment recommendations are reviewed with you prior to the procedure so you are made aware of how to prepare and how to care for your skin after the injection.
What is the difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft?
Like Restylane, Restylane Lyft is used to treat signs of aging on our facial region. The only difference is that Restylane Lyft is effective when used to treat the cheek area replacing lost volume caused by shrinking fat pads in the face.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
During your consultation with our nurse injectors, we will discuss your concerns with your problem areas and the goals in which you want to achieve. After reviewing all the information you have provided, we will then choose a treatment regimen that will be best suited for your problems, goals, and budget.