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What Is Lip Enhancement?

What Is Lip Enhancement?

By Spa Editor, Adetoun Adeyemo. January 11th, 2018. 9:00am

Lip enhancement is the most common form of treatment to remove lines around the mouth, so-called smokers’ lines, as well as create fuller lips for a more sensuous smile.

Dermal fillers are used to fill out the lines around the mouth and produce a fuller lip.

The results last between 4-6 months. The product will dissolve away naturally afterwards, leaving your lip the same as it was prior to the treatment. Results last longer the more treatments you have and we will design a treatment plan for you so you know what to expect.

A full recovery takes between 6 – 8 weeks, although normal activities can resume in as little as 5 – 10 days.

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. After the perioral region and lips have been anesthetized, the filler is then injected into the body of the lip or the vermillion border. The patient will experience one to two weeks of variable swelling after which they can enjoy beautiful, full lips for years to come.

But how does this all work? The minimally invasive procedure—Dr. Doft says you’ll be in and out of the office in less than 45 minutes—involves the insertion of threads (made of the same dissolvable material used for suturing the skin during surgery) via a needle along the edge or body of the lip to create definition. These “threads” are lined with small cones, which grab hold of the skin from underneath and pull up to suspend the skin back to its youthful positioning. “Topical numbing cream is typically used, along with lidocaine injections for comfort,” says Dr. Doft. The numbing takes around 15 minutes and the procedure a short 20.

Image/Melissa Doft, MD

Similar to lip fillers, lips are left swollen and somewhat bruised for the first week, but Dr. Doft says that the main downtime difference is that the threads “tug” when you smile and eat during the first week. “This will stop once they ‘settle in.’” But, the results are worth it. While lip fillers last for up to six months, Dr. Doft says the results from a lip thread lift should last a year. As for cost, expect to pay anywhere from $800–$1,200.

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How To Reduce Cellulite and Tighten Skin

How To Reduce Cellulite and Tighten Skin

By Adetoun Adeyemo, January 7th, 2019. 10:00am

Are you someone who suffers with cellulite?

Cellulite is a common problem amongst both women and men, but mostly women. Cellulite is the dimpling and uneven texture of the skin. It is usually caused by a natural process where the subcutaneous fat found in our connective tissue is pushed out of the cavity or wall that is supposed to contain it. Once it surpasses the barrier, the fat becomes visible on the skin. This is when you will notice the area looking like an orange peel.

There are three grades of cellulite:

1 When you pinch the skin, you do not see cellulite

2 When you pinch the skin and see cellulite

3 When you stand and see cellulite without pinching the skin

No matter the degree of cellulite, any form of it can be embarrassing. But do keep in mind, cellulite is not unhealthy nor dangerous – just extremely troubling for a vast majority of people. There are various products out there that claim to reduce the visibility of cellulite, but did you know that at Doublecrown MedSpa we have a solution to tighten skin and reduce cellulite? The body contouring treatment is

Venus Legacy!

Who is an ideal candidate for Venus Legacy?

The ideal candidate for Venus Legacy is someone who is:

• At their ideal weight/BMI

• Has loose skin they want tightened

• And, has cellulite that they want to reduce.

Venus Legacy is a radio-frequency technology. The purpose of this treatment is to heat up your inner skin to a therapeutic temperature. When your inner skin gets to the appropriate temperature, your body begins to stimulate fresh new collagen and elasticity. This leaves our skin looking smoother, tighter, and plumper.

How many treatments are needed?

Venus Legacy is a series of 6-8 treatments, depending on the area being treated. When treating the back of the thigh, banana roll, and buttocks, at least 8 treatments are required to see results. When treating the face or neck, at least 6 treatments are needed because the area is so concentrated.

It is highly recommended that each treatment should be done one to two weeks apart. Consistency is key when it comes to Venus Legacy.  Just like working out, going to the gym once will only show immediate results. But if you work out consistently for 8 weeks, your results will last longer and will be more prominent. By getting Venus Legacy once a week, after each treatment, your cellulite will soften and diminish.

Venus Legacy is not a permanent solution. To maintain results, our providers recommend that after each treatment you should continue to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. And with the natural aging process, our providers recommend that after your 8 treatments, a treatment at least once a quarter will keep your skin looking tight and healthy. For instance, if you are someone with level 3 cellulite – you may want to get another 8 treatments done for more results.

Hydration is Important

Before a Venus Legacy treatment, you should be well hydrated. During treatment, your body needs to be at a therapeutic temperature and when your body gets to this safe temperature, the technology breaks up the fat cells leaving the cellulite less dense and less prominent. To better your results, after treatment, we recommend that you to continue to stay hydrated which helps flush out toxins and jump-start the stimulation.

Embarrassed by your cellulite?

I recommend Sona Skin. Call for your Consultant today to learn more about Venus Legacy!

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