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Natural-Looking Lips that Last

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a lips with a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your unique needs are when it comes to your lips, the JUVÉDERM® collection may be able to help.

The JUVÉDERM® collection offers two formulations for lip plumping.

  1. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds more fullness and will plump thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips.
  2. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.

How long will it last?

Both formulations provide natural looking results that last up to 1 year.

Juvederm ULTRA XC:

  • 78% (58/74) of people treated experienced improvement in satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips 1 year later.
  • When treated again after 1 year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.

Jevederm VOLBELLA XC

  • 80% (98/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their lips 1 year later.
  • 75% (92/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their vertical lip lines 1 year later.
  • When treated again after 1 year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.

For more information on lip plumping, contact Radiant Rememdies in Plymouth, MA.

Why Live With Wrinkles? Why NOT Live with Plump Lips?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 12, 2018

JUVÉDERM XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

JUVÉDERM Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.

For more information on reducing wrinkles or lip plumping treatment contact Radiant Remedies.

Say Good Bye to Wrinkles with a Coolifting Face Lift

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 28, 2018

Radiant Remedies Plymouth, MAIt is the most spectacular and fast face lifting treatment to defy the passing time: 5 minutes to remove 10 years. It is a revolutionary registered system that delivers a cool CO2 flow to the facial tissues combined with a hyaluronate facial solution to produce a more radiant facial appearance, encourage skin hydration, and attenuate fine lines.

How it works

The Session

Simple, effective and fast treatment: 5 minutes that opens a new future for non-invasive facial rejuvenating.

Application Zones

Coolifting is designed to treat the eyes’ outline, forehead, frown, cheeks and lips’ area.

Later Sessions

A lasting treatment generates a durable rejuvenating effect that adds itself to the immediate lifting effect.

It is absolutely safe and the perfect solution for a quick beauty fix! For more information on getting rid of wrinkles with our CooLifting Face Lift Special, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Eliminate Sun Spots

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

 

Does Botox Work?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MA

Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily relaxing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. Botox, when used correctly, it has a number of applications.

Fast facts on Botox:

  • Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
  • Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.
  • Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles.
  • People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.

What is Botox?

  • Botox injection treatment for headaches.
  • Botox injections have a range of medical uses.
  • Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium from which Botox is derived, is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, and forests.

What are the Benefits of Botox?

What began as a treatment option for muscle spasms soon morphed into a cosmetic procedure that offered a multitude of health benefits.

Indeed, the benefits of Botox continue to expand beyond its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 4,597,886 people sought out this nonsurgical procedure in 2016.

While many pursue it for cosmetic purposes, the benefits of Botox span far beyond. It wouldn’t surprise us if that number continues to grow.

If you’re plagued with constant headaches or migraines, Botox may be able to bring some of the joy back to your life. And the list goes on.

Botox targets excessive sweating, muscle stiffness and twitching, incontinence, and more. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Wrinkles

Of course, we have to start with the first, most obvious, benefit of Botox. It’s FDA-approved and sought by many for the reduction of wrinkles, particularly on our faces.

Brows, sensitive areas around the eye, and smile lines can all be addressed with Botox. When administered correctly, Botox can keep the surrounding muscles nice and perky, reducing those fine lines and wrinkles.

Cost-Effectiveness

Speaking of the actual appointment, let’s get down to numbers. Botox injections can cost anywhere from $170 to $350. This makes it one of the more affordable cosmetic procedures out there on the market today.

Speed

Imagine using your lunch break to find some relief for your unwanted wrinkles, muscle spasms or headaches? Administering Botox is relatively quick and easy.

Also in terms of speed, the results tend to appear pretty quickly. Some patients report relief within a day or two. Others say it can take up to a week. Like many procedures, individual results will vary.

Side-Effects

We waited until the end to get to the inevitable fine print. Fear not! As of now, very few jaw-dropping side-effects have been reported.

You should probably prepare for a little bit of pain around the injection area. You may also experience numbness or a slight headache immediately after.

Along the temporary lines, you may experience a little bit of weakness from the nearby muscles.

It is recommend that you have a nice sit down with your trusted physician before receiving Botox.

There is a Botox aftercare guide that should help quell some of your concerns, too. You’ll see that many people have gone through the procedure with minimal discomfort and tremendous success.

One of the prime benefits of Botox continues to be its ability to temporarily remove unwanted wrinkles.

For more information on Botox services, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Source: USA Today

Remove Sun Spots and Age Spots

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 16, 2018
Radiant Remedies, Plymouth, MA

Age spots, sometimes called sun spots, are small patches of pigment, similar to but slightly larger than freckles, where the skin appears darker than the surrounding area. Age spots often appear in areas where the body has been exposed to sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders, chest, feet and ankles.

The pigmented areas are called “age spots” because they are more commonly seen on older people. However, you can get age spots at any age, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun. While generally not harmful to your health, age spots can be cosmetically unappealing, giving you an uneven skin tone, and making you look and feel older.

How to Remove Age Spots

There are a number of treatments available that promise to eliminate age spots, including creams, bleaches, lasers and abrasive peels. However, those methods are often expensive, slow, and sometimes ineffective in removing age spots.

Fortunately, we live in the Age of Technology, where quick, easy and affordable solutions abound, including a solution for quickly and painlessly eliminating age spots.

Cryotherapy to Zap Age Spots

Cold therapy has been used for centuries to treat injuries and afflictions affecting the body’s soft tissues. More recently, the benefits of cryotherapy have been proven effective to treat a plethora of health issues.

One area of your body that is particularly responsive to cold therapy is your skin.

When it comes to age spots, exposure to sub-freezing temperatures can completely eliminate them by causing the pigmented tissue to peel away from the skin’s surface.

The procedure takes mere seconds to perform, with no recovery time. The procedure is painless, and potential side effects are limited to short-term redness and swelling.

For more information on removing sun spots and age spots, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Source: advancedcryonyc.com

Treating Sun Spots and Sun Damaged Skin

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018
Radiant Remedies Med Spa, Plymouth, MA

Despite best efforts to mind SPF, any time spent under the sun can take a toll on skin. After months of UV exposure, discolorations in the form of freckles, dark spots, or scars may suddenly be visible, leaving one to wonder how to get rid of dark spots. Once spotted, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. In general, even tiny dark spots will keep growing bigger—meaning the sooner you tackle the problem, the less intervention will be required.

Start by seeking a professional opinion. Brown spots are complicated. The key to successfully treating discoloration is to know what you’re dealing with.

Once you’ve established that an offending freckle doesn’t present a health risk, it’s time to form a plan of attack. Chemical peels are a tried-and-true strategy for gettting rid of dark spots.

Chemical peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance.

Go for a Power Peel

For up to medium-depth sun spot removal, chemical peels superficially injure the skin to provoke a wound-healing response that expels dark pigment. For newish sun spots on very pale complexions we can eliminate the whole problem in a single treatment. Most clients, however, can expect to schedule an initial series of three to four appointments, and, for maintenance, one to two follow-ups each year.

At home, milder daily peels can supplement doctor-administered treatments. At-home, staying consistent in your regimen is key. It’s like exercising at the gym. You can’t use them once a year and expect results.

Why choose chemical peels for sun-damaged skin

Chemical peel procedures work well on the face, neck and hands. Fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for the procedure.

What you should know about chemical peels for sun-damaged skin

Chemical peels are performed in a doctor's office or med spa. Your dermatologist will first clean your skin thoroughly and then apply one or more chemical solutions to the treatment area. The application creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place. During the procedure, patients may experience a burning sensation lasting five to 10 minutes. Cold compresses may be applied to lessen the sensation.

For more information on treating sun damaged skin, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

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Treatment for Getting Rid of Double Chin

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
What is Kybella?

Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.”

Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness, which can be caused by:

  • Weight Gain
  • Genetics
  • Aging

You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. And sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.

Bothered by Double Chin?

You’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):

67 % of people surveyed said they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin.

In fact, the survey results showed that people are just as bothered by submental fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.

KYBELLA May Help Improve Your Chin Profile

If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce submental fullness, also known as double chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you. KYBELLA® is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. This could be the best way to get rid of double chin.

For more information on this month's Kybella Special for getting rid of double chin, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.

Microneedling vs. Microdermabrasion: What is the Difference?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 25, 2018
Collagen Induction Therapy - Plymouth, MA

Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure that has been used in the United States since the mid-1990s, so medical providers and many patients are familiar with it. In fact, less extensive types of microdermabrasion can be performed at spas and even at home. Microneedling is a much newer alternative that is rapidly gaining popularity because of it’s many benefits. So, what’s the difference between microneedling and microdermabrasion?

Microneedling vs. Microdermabrasion - H2
Microdermabrasion Exfoliates Surface Skin - h3

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says this is one of the top five non-surgical procedures performed by medical providers. Using a mechanical device, the provider treats the skin surface with an ablative material such as sodium bicarbonate crystals to scrub off dead and dull surface skin cells. The device simultaneously uses suction, to stimulate circulation in the skin. The result is smoother looking skin.

Because microdermabrasion is non-invasive, there is little to no discomfort with the procedure. Treatments take between 30 and 60 minutes and there is no downtime afterward, so this is sometimes called the “lunch hour” procedure. Microdermabrasion is used to reduce the appearance of pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, and acne scars on many parts of the body. It is suitable for most – but not all – skin types.

Medical microdermabrasion produces the deepest results because providers can use medical grade equipment and products. However, many aesthetic spas can perform a “lighter” variation of the procedure that is relaxing and can produce visible – but more subtle – results. There are also over-the-counter microdermabrasion products and kits available for use at home. These produce the least visible results.

Microneedling Stimulates New Skin h3 The microneedling process reaches skin below the surface. The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. This is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because the process stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin during the wound healing response. It is used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks on the body.

Initially, microneedling was delivered via a dermal roller, a small device embedded with tiny surgical steel needles that are rolled over the treatment area. Dermarollers have also been promoted for at-home use, especially to reduce acne scars, but the process is painful and not very effective.

The SkinPen microneedling device has revolutionized microneedling, offering improved results compared to dermarollers. SkinPen is more sanitary because it uses disposable needle cartridges. It’s physical design enables clinicians to easily reach small areas. Microneedling sessions are short and require little downtime.

With SkinPen, the microneedling procedure combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced skin care products specifically formulated to enhance the patient’s experience. Post-procedure products contain essential ingredients that lubricate, soothe, and nourish the skin. Equally important, they are free of ingredients that could interfere with healing. As a result, these products work as a catalyst to help the skin’s tiny wounds heal faster.

One of microneedling’s greatest advantages is that it is safe and effective for every skin type. If you are considering either microneedling or microdermabrasion, consult with Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA to learn more.

Microneedling Success With SkinPen

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Doctors and patients alike from all over the world have been celebrating SkinPen® microneedling.

This is a video testimonial from Kimberly, who had recently completed her SkinPen treatments.

Results with SkinPen

We asked Kimberly why she chose SkinPen to treat her acne scars. Here’s what she said, “When I started with SkinPen, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve done lasers, I’ve done microdermabrasion and I just expected the same result. When I do laser treatments, they truly are painful and I wanted to have something that was not as abrasive. More natural.” Kimberly said that once she began her first treatment, “I knew! This was it. It wasn’t painful, there was no downtime, I loved it!”

The SkinPen Process

Under the bright lights, Kimberly shared about how easy her SkinPen process was. Doctors and Medical Spas are now overwhelmingly choosing SkinPen for their patients. The most important thing to look for is how safe it is. Is it FDA-cleared for the service that we are providing? The second, is it effective?

As of today, SkinPen is the only legally marketed microneedling device in the U.S. For more information on microneedling before and after with SkinPen, contact Radiant Remedies in Plymouth, MA.