JUVEDERM®

It is typical to experience a loss of volume as we age.  As the skin becomes lax, deep creases and facial lines (static wrinkles) will appear.  Fatty deposits under the eyes and along the cheeks may start to drop or diminish, giving the face a gaunt appearance.  These changes can give the face a hollow or unhealthy look.  These signs of aging can add unnecessary years to the appearance.  Sun damage, smoking, illness, weight fluctuations, and genetics can further speed up this aging process.

JUVEDERM® XC is a dermal, hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, designed to treat static wrinkles, facial folds, and the loss of volume.  Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that our bodies naturally produce that provides structure to healthy skin. However as we age, it becomes less available.  JUVEDERM® can plump skin back up and bind with our body’s existing collagen.  Facial symmetry and volume under the eyes, along the cheeks, and across the jawline can be restored.  The smooth gel formula ensures natural looking results, which can last for up to one year. In your consultation with the expert injector at Alchemy 43, the correct JUVEDERM® formula to meet your individual needs will be determined.

JUVEDERM® Can Benefit:

  • Nasolabial Folds (between nose and mouth)
  • Marionette Lines (corners of the mouth)
  • Volume loss in cheeks and jawline

Options with JUVEDERM® Treatments:
JUVEDERM® comes in three formulas; each designed to meet a wide variety of client beauty needs.  Each formula varies in viscosity (thickness) which allows the specific filler to successfully treat fine lines, deep creases, or replenish facial volume.

JUVEDERM® Ultra XC: The lightest version of JUVEDERM®, Ultra XC works well to eliminate fine facial lines.

JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC:  As the ‘medium-duty’ member of the JUVEDERM® family, Ultra Plus XC is ideal for deeper folds and mild improvements in facial volume.

JUVEDERM Voluma® XC: The 'heavy duty' JUVEDERM®, Voluma is designed for restoring tissue volume and shape.  Voluma is the newest addition to the JUVEDERM® line, approved by the FDA in 2013.  Dr. Steve Yoelin, Alchemy 43’s Chief Clinical Advisor and Trainer was selected by Allergan, the maker of JUVEDERM®, to facilitate the pre-market testing of Voluma.

JUVEDERM® can effectively reduce the appearance of folds and creases, providing excellent results when used on its own.  When the filler is paired with a wrinkle relaxing treatment (such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport) used to treat dynamic wrinkles (caused by repetitive muscle movements), clients can see optimal facial rejuvenation.  Your Alchemy 43 injector will discuss the best comprehensive treatment plan to give you optimal results.

The Ideal JUVEDERM® Candidate:
Anyone who would like to combat facial folds, creases and volume loss may make a great candidate for JUVEDERM®.  The treatments can benefit both men and women and are safe for any skin type or ethnicity.  The ideal patient will be in overall good health, understand the JUVEDERM® process, and have reasonable expectations for their results.  Those with a history of an allergic reaction to dermal filler injections should not undergo a JUVEDERM® treatment.  During your consultation, all of the possible side effects and things to expect will be explained in detail so that clients may make an informed decision.

The JUVEDERM® Consultation
Before your procedure, you will have a consultation with one of Alchemy 43’s experienced injectors.  This one-on-one time is vital for safe, satisfying aesthetic results.  During this appointment, we will examine your skin, review your medical history, and discuss any current medications.  We will use the latest imaging software to show create a treatment plan which will give you an optimal result. We will explain the procedure, and what to expect from the treatment.  If the assessment determines that JUVEDERM® is right for your needs, a unique treatment plan will be created and you may have your JUVEDERM® treatment immediately after the consultation. We will keep a detailed record of the consultation on file for your future visits.

The JUVEDERM® Procedure
The JUVEDERM® procedure will take less than half an hour complete.  JUVEDERM® XC contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic, which keeps discomfort to a minimum.  For added comfort, patients may request a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic.  Once the consultation and anesthesia have been completed, the wrinkle-reducing filler will be applied with a very small needle, just above the underlying muscle and bone tissue.

Alchemy 43 injectors utilize several techniques to administer JUVEDERM®, depending on the clients desired results and treatment plan.  These include traditional injections, canulla’s, linear threading (a single thread placed under the skin fold), or serial punctures (a number of small deposits under the tissue).  Clients are then free to resume their normal activities.

Results from JUVEDERM®
The benefits from JUVEDERM® injections can be seen immediately.  Lines and folds will be reduced, the skin will be plumped, and healthy volume restored.  Over the next two to three weeks, as any residual swelling or redness resolves, the results from JUVEDERM® will continue to improve.  The Hyaluronic Acid contained in JUVEDERM® will also encourage the body’s natural production of collagen, delivering further improvement.

The results from JUVEDERM® can last up to twelve months, sometimes less and sometimes more.  This will depend on the treatment area, the extent of correction, the type of JUVEDERM® used, and how quickly your body breaks down the product.  After this time, a repeat treatment can be used to maintain the results.

Potential Complications from JUVEDERM®
When performed by a specialized injector, JUVEDERM® is both safe and effective.  Clients who choose a highly specialized clinic, such as Alchemy 43, increase their odds for a complication-free treatment.

Side effects from JUVEDERM® are normally mild, but can include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection sites.  These will diminish quickly, usually over the first 24 to 48 hours.  On the rare occasion, more serious issues such as facial asymmetry, infection, or an allergic reaction can occur.


JUVEDERM® Q & A:

What is JUVEDERM® XC?
JUVEDERM® XC is a smooth gel facial filler.  Made of Hyaluronic Acid, JUVEDERM® is used to reduce the appearance of static wrinkles and add facial volume.

How does JUVEDERM® XC work?
JUVEDERM® contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a vital building block of healthy, hydrated skin.  As you age, HA naturally decreases, causing the skin to lose structure and volume.  JUVEDERM® replaces the HA, adding immediate fullness under the skin, and restoring a youthful appearance.

What is the difference between Static and Dynamic wrinkles?
JUVEDERM® is used to replace lost facial volume and improve the look of static wrinkles: those that occur due to a loss of skin elasticity.  Dynamic wrinkles, caused by repetitive muscle movements, are best treated with Wrinkle Relaxing products (such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®).

Why Consider JUVEDERM® at Alchemy 43?
JUVEDERM® is the number one facial filler, proven to effectively treat static wrinkles and the loss of facial volume.  It is safe and effective and has a smooth, natural effect.

What areas can be treated with JUVEDERM®?
JUVEDERM® can eliminate Nasolabial Folds (from nose to edges of the mouth) and Marionette Lines (at the corners of the mouth), as well as add volume to the cheeks, lips and jawline.

Who is the ideal candidate for a JUVEDERM® treatment?
Anyone who is looking to improve the wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume that occur with aging may make a great candidate for JUVEDERM®.  JUVEDERM® is safe for all skin types and ethnicities.  Ideal client will be in overall good health and will hold reasonable expectations for their results.

Are JUVEDERM® injections painful?
JUVEDERM® XC contains Lidocaine, assuring the injections are not painful.  However, at Alchemy 43 we offer additional numbing (anesthetic) options to increase client comfort during the treatment

Will anesthesia be used before my JUVEDERM® treatment?
For added comfort, your Alchemy 43 injector may utilize a topical or local anesthetic prior to administering the JUVEDERM® injections.

How is a JUVEDERM® procedure performed?
JUVEDERM® is injected directly into the target area, using a very small needle.  If an additional anesthetic will be used, this will be applied about 20-30 minutes prior to treatment.

How long is a JUVEDERM® treatment?
A JUVEDERM® session will normally take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

What can I expect from the recovery period, after JUVEDERM® injections?
After a JUVEDERM® procedure, mild redness, swelling, and bruising may occur at the injection site.   There is no downtime needed after JUVEDERM® injections, so clients can immediately resume their daily activities.

When can I expect to see results from my JUVEDERM® injections?
You will see the results from a JUVEDERM® treatment immediately.  The benefits of the injections will continue to improve over the next two to three weeks, as any swelling or bruising subsides.

When can I return to work, after my JUVEDERM® injections?
There is no downtime necessary after JUVEDERM® injections.  Clients are able to return to work on the same day. Alchemy 43 offers products for soothing and concealing any redness or bruising that might occur after your treatment.

How long will the results from JUVEDERM® injections last?
JUVEDERM® is the longest lasting Hyaluronic Acid filler on the market today.  The results from one treatment can last up to twelve months or potentially longer.  This will depend on the area being treated and the level of correction needed.

What are the possible risks from JUVEDERM® XC?
JUVEDERM® injections are considered extremely safe.  Side effects can include minor bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site.  On the rare occasion, an allergic reaction to the bacterial proteins in JUVEDERM® may occur.

Who should NOT receive JUVEDERM® injections?
Patients with a history of allergic reactions to bacterial proteins, or Hyaluronic Acid fillers, should not have JUVEDERM® injections.  Those with poor health or certain medical conditions should also refrain from the treatment.  These factors will be discussed in depth at your consultation appointment.

For more information visit http://www.juvederm.com


RESTYLANE®

Once the early signs of aging begin to appear, they are not easily reversed.  These can include fine lines, sagging skin, and a loss of facial volume.  Sun damage, smoking, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics work against us too, speeding up these changes.  The skin can start to lose collagen, decreasing the healthy fullness in the cheeks and jawline.  Smile lines will start to appear, as do deep creases around the nose and the mouth.  RESTYLANE® can help to slow down the process and fortify facial tissue with Hyaluronic Acid for a more youthful appearance.

The RESTYLANE® Family of Dermal Fillers:
RESTYLANE® is an Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler, designed to plump facial tissues and restore a youthful appearance.  RESTYLANE® was the first dermal filler on the U.S. market to be made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural component of healthy human tissues.  As an important structural building block in the skin, HA is responsible for ramping up the body’s collagen production.  The HA also naturally draws in water from the body, plumping tissues for long-term benefits.  A RESTYLANE® treatment provides immediate volume to the face, and while the body’s collagen stores are being rebuilt, the benefits from treatment can last for months.  This unique family of dermal fillers includes RESTYLANE®, RESTYLANE® Silk, and RESTYLANE® Lyft; each is purposefully designed to treat specific areas of the face.

RESTYLANE®:
RESTYLANE® was the first of its dermal filler family to hit the market.  It is used to fill in moderate to deep facial lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process.  RESTYLANE® is best used to treat static wrinkles, or those resulting from lax tissues and skin.  The injectable can dramatically improve the appearance of scars, either from acne or trauma to the face.  Additionally, RESTYLANE®’s smooth and similarly sized particles of HA make it excellent for replacing lost facial volume under the eyes, across the upper cheek, and along the jawline. 

RESTYLANE® can:

  • Smooth deep facial lines and creases
  • Even out acne scars
  • Improve facial volume and symmetry
  • Sculpt the cheek and jawline
  • Eliminate wrinkles around the eyes
  • Last up to nine months

RESTYLANE® Silk:
The first product to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lip enhancement, RESTYLANE® Silk can safely and effectively restore a youthful shape to the mouth.  The small particles of HA make RESTYLANE® Silk’s smooth, creamy gel perfect for meticulously filling in the delicate lines around the mouth. The benefits of RESTYLANE® Silk are unmatched by any other product.  Natural-looking full lips provide a healthy, more youthful appearance.

RESTYLANE® Silk can:

  • Plump narrow lips
  • Improve a thinning smile
  • Eliminate fine lines around the upper and lower lips
  • Can provide results lasting up to six months 

RESTYLANE® Lift: 
RESTYLANE® Lyft can restore a healthy contour to the mid-face, enhancing hollow cheeks.  With a single procedure, clients can regain healthy cheek definition.  Volume loss resulting from fat depletion and diminishing collagen can show immediate improvement with RESTYLANE® Lyft.

RESTYLANE® Lyft can:

  • Smooth moderate to severe nasolabial folds
  • Lift facial tissues
  • Restore shape to sunken, hollow cheeks
  • Replenish mid-face volume
  • Can last for 12 months or longer

The Ideal Candidate for RESTYLANE®:
Anyone who is struggling with the early signs of aging may make a good candidate for RESTYLANE®, RESTYLANE® Silk, or RESTYLANE® Lyft.  As with all aesthetic procedures, the ideal client will be in good health, understand the RESTYLANE® treatment, and have realistic expectations for their results.  The RESTYLANE® family of dermal fillers is safe for all skin types and ethnicities.  As it is a non-animal based HA gel, it is also safe for most people.  During the consultation appointment, your Alchemy 43 injector will decide if RESTYLANE® is the appropriate product for your desired outcome.

The RESTYLANE® Consultation:
Before your procedure, you will have a consultation with one of Alchemy 43’s experienced injectors.  This one-on-one time is vital for safe, satisfying aesthetic results.  During this appointment, we will examine your skin, review your medical history, and discuss any current medications.  We will use the latest imaging software to show create a treatment plan which will give you an optimal result. We will explain the procedure, and what to expect from the treatment.  If the assessment determines that RESTYLANE® is right for your needs, a unique treatment plan will be created and you may have your RESTYLANE® treatment immediately after the consultation. We will keep a detailed record of the consultation on file for your future visits.

The RESTYLANE® Procedure
The RESTYLANE® procedure will take less than half an hour complete.  All RESTYLANE® products  contain Lidocaine, an anesthetic, which keeps discomfort to a minimum.  For added comfort, clients may request a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic.  Once the consultation and anesthesia have been completed, the wrinkle-reducing filler will be applied with a very small needle, just above the underlying muscle and bone tissue.

There is no downtime required after a RESTYLANE® session.  Clients are free to return to work, school, and other routine activities the same day.  While clients may note some mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in the treatment area, these should resolve quickly.  Bruising is not uncommon, and may take a week to fade.  RESTYLANE® products may remain malleable under the skin for the first 48 to 72 hours, so clients should avoid vigorous rubbing of the treatment area for the first two to three days.

The benefits of RESTYLANE® can always be seen immediately.  As RESTYLANE®, RESTYLANE® Silk, and RESTYLANE® Lyft all contain Hyaluronic Acid, which will recharge the body’s natural production of collagen, the results can last from six to nine months, possibly longer.  At this time, a maintenance treatment can be performed to extend the youthful results.

Potential Risks of RESTYLANE®:
RESTYLANE®, RESTYLANE® Silk, and RESTYLANE® Lyft are considered safe and efficient dermal fillers.  While complications from these injections are rare, the risks of RESTYLANE® can include bleeding, scarring, facial or lip asymmetry, and nerve damage.  To avoid any complications, it is important that patients seek out only an experienced injector, such as the specialized injectors at Alchemy 43.


RESTYLANE® Q & A:

What is RESTYLANE®?
RESTYLANE® is a dermal filler, used to improve mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles that result from a loss of tissue elasticity.  RESTYLANE® contains Hyaluronic Acid, which will encourage the body’s natural production of collagen to provide long lasting, youthful results.

What is RESTYLANE® Silk?
RESTYLANE® Silk is a clear gel dermal filler, approved by the FDA to plump the lips and meticulously erase fine lip lines and ‘smoker’ lines around the mouth.

What is RESTYLANE® Lyft?
RESTYLANE® Lyft is a dermal filler, approved by the FDA to lift the cheeks, restore mid-face definition, and smooth deep facial creases such as smile lines.

Am I a good candidate for RESTYLANE®?
If you are frustrated by fine lines or deep facial creases, thinning lips, or mid-face volume loss, then the RESTYLANE® family of dermal filler may be for you.  Potential patients should be in overall good health, understand the benefits and potential risks of RESTYLANE®, and hold reasonable expectations for their results.

How will my RESTYLANE® treatment be performed?
After determining the targeted treatment area, RESTYLANE® will be applied using a very small needle.

How long does a treatment with RESTYLANE® take to perform?
A session with RESTYLANE® will take roughly 30 minutes but please allow an additional 15 minutes if additional numbing is desired.

How long will the results of RESTYLANE® last?
The benefits of RESTYLANE® are immediately apparent, and depending on the treatment area, can last from six to twelve months, depending on which product is selected.

Will my RESTYLANE® treatment be painful?
RESTYLANE® contains Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so the injections are not considered painful.  However, an additional local or topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment, as needed.

What can I expect from my RESTYLANE® recovery period?
No downtime is required after RESTYLANE® injections.  Clients may return to their normal activities the same day.  Minor redness and swelling may occur, although these will quickly dissipate.  Bruising is common, as well, but should resolve over the first week.

When can I return to work, after RESTYLANE® injections?
Clients are able to return to work or school immediately after receiving RESTYLANE®.  Exercise can also be resumed immediately, without any restrictions.

What are the risks of RESTYLANE® Injections?
RESTYLANE® is widely considered a safe and effective dermal filler.  Complications from the injectable are rare, but may include bleeding, scarring, permanent nerve damage, and facial asymmetry.

For more information visit http://www.restylane®usa.com


BELOTERO®

As people age, their tissues can begin to lose volume and shape.  This can eventually make the face look gaunt or droopy.  On top of the natural decrease in collagen in the skin, other forces such as air pollution, weight fluctuations, and genetics can add to this effect.  As with wrinkles, volume loss is not something that can adequately be treated with topical skincare products. Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectables designed to bring us back to a more youthful and lifted appearance.

The newest dermal filler product on the market, BELOTERO® is effective at improving the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and eyes.  Made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), BELOTERO® will add volume under the skin to even out facial creases.  The filler will also replace lost volume under the eyes and along the cheeks.  The shape and contours of healthy features can be restored after one treatment.  While the benefits of BELOTERO® can be seen immediately after treatment, it also stimulates the body’s own collagen supply, so the results can continue to improve. 

BELOTERO® can significantly improve:

  • Crow’s Feet
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • ‘Hollow’ Cheekbones
  • Lip Lines

The Ideal Candidate for BELOTERO®:
Anyone who would like to address their concerns of fine lines around the mouth or eyes, as well as hollow areas underneath the eyes and a loss of volume along the cheeks. The injectable is safe for all skin types and ethnicities.  Patients in good health, who understand treatment with dermal fillers, and have reasonable expectations for their results, make a suitable candidate for treatment with BELOTERO®.  Patients with an active skin condition, such as pimples, rash, cysts, cold sores, and hives, should postpone their BELOTERO® treatment until it has completely cleared.

The BELOTERO® Consultation
As with all of our treatments at Alchemy 43, when you come in for your appointment your injector will discuss your concerns with you and devise a treatment plan to meet your individual beauty goals. If it is determined that BELOTERO® is the correct injectable for you, then the treatment process and all possible side effects will be explained before the procedure is given.

BELOTERO® Injections
A BELOTERO® session will take less than 30 minutes. Once the treatment area has been determined, the BELOTERO® is administered with a very small needle.  The injections are not considered painful, although a topical or local anesthetic may be applied before treatment, to maximize patient comfort.  There is no down time after a BELOTERO® treatment.  That same day, patients can return to work or school, as well as all other daily activities.  Immediately after the injections, minor redness, swelling, and mild bruising are possible throughout the treatment site.

Results from BELOTERO®
The skin will be fuller and the wrinkles smoothed immediately after treatment.  The full results from BELOTERO® will be seen in two to three weeks.  These will continue to improve as the body’s natural supply of collagen increases.  Results can last from five to seven months, possibly even longer.  Once the benefits start to fade, a repeat BELOTERO® treatment will maintain the results.

Potential Complications from BELOTERO®
BELOTERO® is extremely safe, but should always be provided by a trained and specialized cosmetic injector.  Side effects of the injections may include redness, minor swelling, and bruising; these will generally resolve over the next seven to fourteen days.  It is not uncommon for the muscle to become temporarily ‘hardened’ for about a week after treatment.  Serious complications are rare, but can include infection, facial asymmetry, and nerve damage. 


BELOTERO® Q & A

What Is BELOTERO®?
BELOTERO® is a dermal filler, made of Hyaluronic Acid.  It effectively rids the face of static wrinkles while restoring areas of lost volume.

Is the treatment reversible?
Yes, HA Dermal Fillers can be dissolved if, for some reason you are unhappy with your results. Please note that that doing this requires additional injections and also comes with side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling.

Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with BELOTERO®?
Anyone in good health, with an understanding of the BELOTERO® treatment process, and holds realistic expectations for the results, can be a suitable candidate for treatment.

How is a procedure with BELOTERO® performed?
During the consultation, treatment areas will be established.  Next, the BELOTERO® is administered through a fine needle. 

How long does a treatment with BELOTERO® take to complete?
The treatment with BELOTERO® takes about 30 minutes at Alchemy 43.

How long will the results of BELOTERO® last?
The results from BELOTERO® can last up to nine months, and in some cases even longer.  Clients will return for a follow-up set of injections, once the benefits of BELOTERO® have started to fade.

Are injections with BELOTERO® painful?
BELOTERO® injections are generally well tolerated.  For those clients who prefer additional comfort, a local or topical anesthetic can be requested.

Is any anesthesia used during a BELOTERO® session?
Not normally, but if additional comfort is necessary, a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic may be used.

What can I expect for recovery after my BELOTERO® injections?
Clients are able to return to their normal routine immediately after BELOTERO® injections.  The injection site may be mildly red, bruised or swollen, but these side effects will quickly clear up. Alchemy 43 has a range of products available  to treat these side effects.

When can I return to work after a treatment with BELOTERO®?
After receiving BELOTERO®, clients can return to work or school the same afternoon.

What are the risks of BELOTERO® injections?
BELOTERO® is considered to be a safe dermal filler, when applied by an experienced professional.  Side effects are mild and include redness, itching, and bruising.  While rare, more serious complications can include facial asymmetry or nerve damage.

For more information visit http://www.belotero.com