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Cosmetic consultations are always free and our convenient scheduling hours provide minimal wait and consistent touch ups. At Valley Dermatology Associates there’s no need to wait for a pop up party or for your provider to drive into town so you can be “bulk scheduled”. And, with available product rewards programs and the added ease of Care Credit the process a breeze! What’s stopping you? Give us a call and we’ll answer any of your questions.
Services available with Gretchen Thorner PA-C:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.
For temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet, your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes — called the orbicularis oculi muscles.
WILL I LOOK OVERDONE?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a techniquesensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
MOVE TOWARD A NATURAL LOOK
Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that disappear, not your expressions.
ONE INJECTION. FIVE POINTS. LOADS OF CONFIDENCE.
Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results. You can control your look instead of your look controlling you.
HOW LONG DOES DYSPORT LAST?
Forget frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months.
You’ve got better things to do than think about what your frown lines look like. In just one 10- to 20-minute treatment, Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months. The majority of patients see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is minimal downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
KYBELLA® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. Your healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
What can I expect after my treatment?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected beneath the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds on the face. Juvederm injections add volume to the skin, and restore a naturally smoother appearance to the face.
The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
Juvederm Ultra adds more fullness and plumps thin lips as well as smooths out moderate wrinkles.
JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS
Juvederm Ultra adds significant fullness to thin lips or cheeks—as well as smoothing out deep wrinkles and folds.
Volbella is the most recent addition to the collection—tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Voluma adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance.
Vollure softens parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results.
With over 30 million treatments worldwide and counting, the Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers provides natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne), providing subtle lip enhancement and smoothing the lines around them (Restylane Silk), and adding lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft).
Restylane acts like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Finally, a filler that can help you achieve your ideal lips. Restylane® Silk is specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane® Lyft is for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies. This is in addition to treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane® Refyne is designed to help soften laugh lines. This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions. So, you always look like you.
Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
Services available with Master Esthetician Jen Grubenhoff:
CLEAR + BRILLIANT
WHAT IS CLEAR + BRILLIANT?
Clear + Brilliant is a unique treatment that uses safe, fractional laser technology to correct early signs of aging skin and help to prevent them.
HOW LONG HAS CLEAR + BRILLIANT BEEN AVAILABLE?
Clear + Brilliant has recently received FDA and CE clearance.
HOW DOES CLEAR + BRILLIANT WORK?
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy younger looking tissue.
HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT?
Clear + Brilliant treatments take about 20 minutes or less. How many treatments are needed? In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments.
FRAXEL DUAL LASER 1927
HOW IT WORKS?
Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate superficial skin layers. The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
The results are both immediate and progressive. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, look brighter and show a more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring more improvement as your skin continues to create new collagen. Results are long lasting depending on your lifestyle, age, skin condition and skin care regimen.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Desired outcomes are typically reached in multiple treatments. The specific number of treatments is tailored to your goals and desired results, as well as your lifestyle. We will work with you to identify the appropriate level of treatment and your preferred downtime.
Laser Genesis is a breakthrough laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion.
HOW DOES LASER GENESIS WORK?
Micro-pulses of laser energy activate collagen remodeling to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and target unwanted brown spots and facial redness. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Laser Genesis is an ideal treatment for the fave and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage or scarring.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
A series of four to six Laser Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE FEEL LIKE?
Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the approximately 20-minute procedure. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.
GENESIS EXCEL V SKIN THERAPY
THE GENESIS V DIFFERENCE.
The Genesis V procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, naturally and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, diffuse redness and scars. You can expect to see consistent results after each treatment. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Genesis V patients report excellent results over their entire faces and necks. Additionally, practitioners may suggest this therapy to diminish recent scars on other parts of the body.
SOPRANO XL LASER HAIR REMOVAL
HOW THE SOPRANOXL WORKS
For hair removal, the SopranoXL uses gold standard 810-nm diode laser technology and combines it with exclusive IN-Motion™ technology. Energy penetrates deep into the dermis with high average power and a rapid 10 pulse-per-second repetition rate.
HAIR REMOVAL IN-MOTION™
SopranoXL is unique because its pain-free process works in motion, with innovative technology and a sweeping technique that eliminates the common problem of missed or skipped spots. The comprehensive coverage means smooth legs, arms, backs and faces for all of our patients – without the pain. In fact, some patients have even compared the experience to a soothing hot stone massage.
NEW! ADD DERMAL HEATING TO YOUR PRACTICE
In addition, the new Dermal Heating module for SopranoXL can further expand your aesthetic offering by providing topical heating of intradermal and subdermal tissue. It’s another in-demand application for our aesthetic-minded customers.
Over time, lashes may thin. More than double lash fullness in 16 weeks.
LATISSE is the first and only product FDA approved to grow lashes – fuller, longer, darker- in people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
HOW LATISSE WORKS
Eyelashes grow in a cycle, over several months. Although researchers don’t know exactly how LATISSE works it is believed to increase the percentage of hairs in the active grown phase, as well as make the active growth phase longer.
JANE IREDALE MAKEUP
Jane Iredale Makeup uses the highest quality ingredients available to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application and texture. The non-comedogenic makeup conforms to the most current technology available that ensure broad spectrum sun protection.
The multi-tasking products, Amazing Base, PurePressed Base, Glow Time and Dream Tint, provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits.
The nature of high quality minerals is to interact with light. This is what gives them their celebrated soft-focus effect. The line includes a variety of foundations that provide a range of finishes from sheer to full, from luminescent to velvety.
Jane Iredale Makeup uses pure mineral pigment with no fillers such as talc, so the foundations and concealers give exceptional coverage that require minimal touch-ups.
The foundations form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests confirm that all the products are non-comedogenic and do not block pores.
Seven jane iredale products have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation. To earn this seal, a manufacturer must provide scientific data showing that its products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.
YOUR SKIN NEEDS SUN PROTECTION EVERY DAY
When you’re not wearing suscreen daily to help preserve your skin’s health, UVA and UVB rays can cause skin reddening and subrn, brown spots, acelerated skin aging, and increased risk of skin cancer.
AN OBAGI SUNSCREEN FOR EVERYONE
Choose from the Obagi sunscreen family of products to help prevent sunburn and protect skin health. Their unique compositions offer the following benefits:
- Physical protection with ingredietns such as mineral pigments to reflect UV rays away from the skin
- Chemical protection with ingredients that absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat.
Skimmedica is committed to advancing the science of skin rejuvenation through research and innovation. Their products work with your skin’s natural healing properties to help you achieve transformative results from the inside out.
OPTIMAL SKIN HEALTH WITHIN REACH
Whatever your skin care needs or challenges may be, you deserve healthier looking skin. That’s why Skinmedica has dedicated nearly two decades of research to formulating advanced products. Your skin care professional can determine exactly what your skin type needs and help combine our products into a personalized regimen.
FOUNDED BY PHYSICIANS AND ROOTED IN SCIENCE
Skinmedica is committed to research and clinical data. Instead of providing quick fixes, they’ve developed products to promote the long-term health of your skin.