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Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments
purchased by May 9th and products purchased May 5th through 9th.
Questions? Call us at (512) 402-6694.
BOTOX

$10.25/unit (regularly $12/unit)

FILLERS
Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse
15% Off (~$60 to $100 value per syringe)

COOLSCLERO
Get rid of your spider veins and
be ready for summer!
15% Off


RECENT DEALS – EXTENDED!

SKIN TIGHTENING
Ultherapy, EndyMed, & Active/DeepFX
15% Off

BODY CONTOURING
Get rid of unwanted pockets of fat
Liposonix – 15% Off
CoolSculpting – Call for Pricing


 

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Improves texture and tone, reduces fine lines –
ideal for acne prone skin.
Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($150 value)MICRO-NEEDLING
Treats fine lines, scars, and improves skin’s
overall appearance.
Buy 2, Get 1 Free ($300 value)20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS!
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NeoStrata, Elta, Teamine, Nectifirm
(5/5 – 5/9)

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEOCUTIS
NeoCutis product line Rep Jennifer Salzman
will be on hand to answer your questions and
will have a special giveaway.


FUN!

STELLA & DOT
Come visit with Rep Whitney Fields and shop
the stylish Jewelry, Bags & Scarves from Stella & Dot
and be entered to win a $50 gift card with your purchase.
Find a great gift for Mother’s Day or Graduation!


Questions? Call us! (512) 402-6694

Please note: Care Credit may not be used with these specials.
May not be combined with other specials. Valid only for treatments purchased by May 9th and products purchased May 5th through 9th.

If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to standard cosmetic dermatology, or even just a fun night out with the girls, you might be considering a “Botox party”: a get-together during which people mingle and socialize, then receive Botox injections. However, what may seem like a fun way to save some money it could be, at best, a waste of money, and at worst, risky.

Botox parties have gained popularity in the last few years, causing some health professionals to become alarmed at the possible risks. Although Botox is normally a very safe and effective procedure, some Botox party “practitioners” have no qualifications and use watered-down product or even substitutes for actual Botox. Furthermore, Botox parties are more likely to take place in a home rather than a doctor’s office, boosting the likelihood that the procedure will be unsanitary, and totally unprepared for dealing with emergency situations that may arise.

Does the “host” know how to deal with a vasovagal event? Have they ever heard of a vasovagal event? Do they have the know-how and supplies to manage an allergic reaction? Other questions that come to mind are how do they dispose of contaminated needles, and where are they getting their syringes and needles? Is there good lighting? Does the host use any magnification? Is the set-up, including the exam table/chair, conducive to administration of a good treatment, or do the ergonomics make this difficult? These are simple but important questions.

With Botox parties and any cosmetic dermatology procedure, Dr. Zimmet recommends the right questions about the person who is going to perform the procedure. Make sure he or she is a doctor or a nurse under a physician’s supervision who has the proper knowledge, skill and experience for the procedure to be done.

The pop-culture vampire craze has spread from horror movies to fantasy romance novels like Twilight to TV shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. Who would have guessed that its next victim would be cosmetic dermatology?

Several dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have begun offering “Vampire face lifts,” or Selphyl. During the procedure, the dermatologist takes some of the patient’s blood, and then uses a propriety process to concentrate the fibrin and platelets. The patient is then injected with this mixture for “soft tissue regeneration.” Selphyl is being marketed as a more natural, less painful alternative to chemical fillers, Botox, and surgical face lifts.

This procedure is not FDA-approved for facial rejuvenation, but rather cleared with permission to market by the FDA 510(k) in the United States for the safe and rapid of collection of a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma.

Since there are no peer-reviewed scientific studies on Selphyl, it is hard to say what the side effects could be or how effective it really is. With any injection there is always the possibility of bleeding, infection, and inflammatory reactions. Because of this uncertainty and the lack of data, Dr. Zimmet asks patients to be cautious.

Source: Something of the Wolf

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