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3 of Our Favorite Face or Body Procedures You Need to Try!

Across the aesthetic enhancement industry, it seems like every single day, there’s a number of new and unique procedures and treatments coming out. And while each and every single one of them claim to be that special procedure that’s going to turn you into a model overnight, the fact is that very rarely do any of them even come close. Sure, there’s plenty of treatments that might enhance your look and improve certain blemishes or negative points, but rarely do these treatments ever perform as well as they are advertised. Therefore, it’s a wonderful change when you find a treatment out there that actually supersedes what it says it will do and actually is able to do better. When it comes to treating common issues of the body and/or face, there’s tons of different products out there as well, and many of these, as we mentioned, claim that their method is superior to all others, and no one can come close – the rest are just fallacies. If they use heat, then heat is the best, if it’s a special laser, then you better get that laser, or if its cold that makes it happen, its time to bundle up, because that cold air treatment is what you need! According to the team at Alluring Image Medical Spa, three of the most underrated procedures out there for body toning,cell restoration and treating common issues like volume loss, definitely have to be Sculptra, Kybella, and Stem Cell Mesotherapy. In this article we will explore each of these treatments and what you need to know about each.

Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been around since 1999. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy causes facial fat loss that results in sunken cheeks and deep folds and indentations on the face.In 2014, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for treating wrinkles and folds on the face to give a more youthful appearance.The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It’s classified as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last up to two years.Sculptra is safe and effective but isn’t recommended for people with allergies to any of its ingredients or for those with medical conditions that cause irregular scarring.Sculptra is injected into the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. It contains PLLA, which acts as a collagen stimulator, helping to gradually restore fullness to facial wrinkles and folds. This results in a softer and more youthful appearance.You may notice immediate results, but it can take a few months to see the full results of your treatment.Your Sculptra specialist will work with you to determine the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best result. The average regimen consists of three injections spread out over three or four months. One of the best things about Sculptra is that is can help to not only treat wrinkles and fine lines, but it can help with things like:

· A non-surgical butt lift, or buttock augmentation.

· Cellulite Removal

· Correcting lost volume issues along areas of the body like the chest, knees, glutes, thighs, biceps, and elbows. In addition, it allows you to bulk up their appearance and enhance the definition of certain areas of the body.

Kybella

Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique used to target the fat beneath the chin. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to target the fat cells in this area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases.The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. You might not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site.A 2015 consumer survey done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) found that 67 percent of individuals are bothered by excess fat under the chin or neck. Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable to treat the appearance of a double chin.Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. Kybella injections use a synthetic form of this as an injection. Once injected, the acid destroys fat cells beneath the chin area so it can’t store fat anymore. Make sure that a trained healthcare professional administers your Kybella injections since deoxycholic acid can kill other cells in the process as well.Before the procedure, your healthcare provider will mark the injection sites with a marker and may administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack to ease any pain or discomfort. Usually 20 to 30, and up to 50, injections are used under the chin. The acid then works gradually to kill fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person. Multiple treatments might be needed to reach optimal results. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with at least one month between each session.

Stem Cell Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world. The most common uses for mesotherapy are:

· Fat removal for areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and the face.

· Cellulite Removal

· Removing wrinkles and lines.

· Tightens loose skin

· Overall Body Contouring

· Treat Skin Discolorations

· Treat Hair Loss

The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.During each session, you may or may not have numbing medicine applied to your skin. You’ll get a series of injections using a special short needle. The needle may be attached to a mechanical gun to deliver many injections in a row.The injections can be given at different depths — from 1 to 4 millimeters into your skin — depending on what condition you’re having treated. Your doctor may place the needle into your skin at an angle, or flick their wrist very quickly while injecting. Each injection may only place a tiny drop of the solution into your skin. In most cases, patients require a series of treatments in order to make Stem Cell Mesotherapy as effective as you would like.

For more information on any number of face and body treatments, be sure to contact Alluring Image Medical Spa today.

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