Dermal Fillers: A Less is More Approach!

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Our Dermal Filler Philosophy

At Neu Look Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA, we pride ourselves on the knowledge we share with our patients regarding aesthetic treatments such as Dermal Filler, Botox and Laser. Gita Izadi, an experienced Nurse Practitioner, provides her patients with a “less is more” approach to ensure that the results of a treatment are natural. Although one syringe of filler is a very small amount (1/4 of a teaspoon), it is better to slowly correct than to overfill.

Neurotoxins

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou, a plastic surgeon, states, “As cosmetic surgeons have grown more sophisticated in their methods and the array of fillers and neurotoxins has become more diverse and specialized, patently obvious nonsurgical work is becoming the exception rather than the rule. A good aesthetic doctor now recognizes that the most natural-looking effects are achieved incrementally, with tiny, almost imperceptible adjustments”. She continues explaining, “When I talk to my patients, I’m actually analyzing their facial expressions, harmony and beauty. I draw out a master plan with each patient, using a face-analysis tool on a photo of the patient. We start with baby steps and give touch-ups until we’ve achieved a uniquely personalized map of what and where to inject. A good facial surgeon does not need tons of material to achieve an impressive tightening of the skin, even at a 75-year-old patient. Why? Because she or he knows exactly where to inject it. A good doctor injects between the right ligaments of the face, that will keep the fillers stable and not diffuse them. He or she respects the natural anatomy of the person and aims to enhance and not change the one’s features.”

Less Is More

Dr. Sophie Shotter, the Medical director of a Skin & Wellness Clinic, states, “Our mantra is less is more and we believe that being conservative with products and then topping up if necessary later on is the best course of action and will give you a natural, refreshed look as opposed to the highly publicized trout pout and pillow cheeks that we see so much in the media nowadays. Dermal fillers are there to help you look naturally more youthful, and Dr Sophie is an expert in using minimal product for maximum effect.”

Dr. Darla Liotta, Plastic Surgeon, also agrees with Neu Look Medical Spa’s “less is more” policy. She states on her blog that, “My philosophy of beauty is that “less is more.” My goal is to optimize your natural beauty, and to achieve an apparently effortless, simple and timeless beauty that preserves the face as a fresh, clean palate.” She continues with, “The best plastic surgery is plastic surgery you can’t see. I often have patients who say, “when I walk down the street I can tell when someone has had filler, or a facelift.” Well done Botox, filler, peels, or even surgery should leave you guessing why your neighbor looks so well-rested, or why your college friend has looked the same for the last 15 years.

Quality Over Quantity

These physicians are only a few of many who agree that the injector is more important than the quantity of product in some cases. Gita Izadi, NP offers complimentary consultations where she will take time to address your concerns as well as give her suggestions. You will never feel pushed or pressured into a procedure at Neu Look Med Spa. Gita believes in respecting a patients features and providing enhancements that leave a patient looking refreshed and not overdone. If you start small, you will get big results. If you have any questions regarding dermal filler, Botox or any other treatment at Neu Look Medical Spa, just call 858-538-5665.

Tear Trough & Dark Circles

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Get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles!

Puffy eyes and dark circles are the most important problem that most people think only surgery can help with it. What are the causes of dark circles?

Lack of sleep can be a major contributor of the dark circles under your eyes. Occasionally, these 'dark circles' can actually just be shadows formed under your eyes due to puffy eyelids under your eyes that develop over time with age.

Causes of dark circles

Some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles are:
· Allergies
· Dermatitis
· Fatigue
· Hay fever
· Hereditary
· Pigmentation irregularity — darker skin / skin type 5 and 6
· Irritating your eyes by rubbing them
· Exposure to the sun
· Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen

Treatment

The most common reason that we have the dark circles is because over time, we lose the fat tissue under the eyes. Since we have so many capillaries in that area, they can appear dark, which won't go away with eye creams or bleaching agents. (as many people prescribe it). The best under-eye dermal fillers are Restylane Silk, Belotero Balance and Juvederm Ultra.

Gita Izadi has performed thousands of these non surgical procedures to successfully remove tear trough and dark circles. Contact us or give us a call today to schedule an appointment or if you have any other questions regarding this procedure! 858.538.5665

Education

Getting the Best Youthful Skin for You!



I have been working in skin care for thirteen years and I understand how important it is to educate people on taking care of their skin, besides going on www.neulookskin.com, many people who come to my spa are unaware of what options they have to achieve great skin.

Here are six easy changes to your lifestyle that can get you closer to your desired skin, and prolong your beauty:



1) Give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, twice a week.

2) Stimulate your digestive system by working out and eating healthy food. People with skin conditions such as acne often suffer from constipation. Try drinking water and eating fresh fruit such as plums, oranges and green vegetables. You can even juice 5-10 different kinds of vegetables and fruits, and drink it a few times a week.

3) Energize your blood circulation. One of the best things for your skin and your overall health is exercise. Inactivity can affect your skin, by promoting potential bloating, puffiness, acne, cellulite and a loss of muscle tone. A minimum of 30-45 minutes of exercise, 3-5 times a week prolongs your health.*

4) Avoid excess sugar. Excess sugar is considered one of the main causes of premature aging (go to about.com.)

5) Eat some good fats; essential fatty acids are fats that our body cannot live without. Essential fats are thought to keep your heart healthy, fight inflammation and possibly prevent cancer. Therefore, they are good for people with inflammatory conditions such as eczema, acne and dry skin.*

6) Protect your skin everyday with sunscreen. Reapply every 2-3 hours. More than 80% of skin problems are from the sun. I have noticed in the last few years at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center that the left side of the face is more damaged than the right side due to driving and exposure to the sun. Make sure to apply sunscreen 10-15 minutes prior to exposure to the sun. You need to protect your skin with sunscreen even on cloudy days.

7) Visit Neu Look Med Spa for a free consultation to receive advice on how to achieve the best skin you can. I tried to search for the best skin on Google. When the results came up, there were 2-3 pages about how to protect your iPhone skin. In our society people care about their materials more than their body and skin. Women (including myself) spend more money on our purses, shoes, clothes, cars and all our household items than our skin. Our face is the only investment that is going to be with us all the time. You can’t replace it or cover it up or morph it into something else. Please visit different pages on our website where we have affordable skin care tips. Please email us at gita@neulookskin.com with any questions that you might have about your skin. We would love to help you achieve the skin you desire.

Gita Izadi,RN
Founder of Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center

Treatment Options By Type

IPL Photofacial
Chemical Peels (VI, Vitalize, Rejuvenize, Cosmelan)
Fractional
Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero)
Fractional
IPL Photofacial
Restylane
Perlane
Juvéderm
C02 Mixto
Dermal Fillers
Sclerotherapy (Vein Therapy)
Hair Reduction
Waxing & Threading
Dermaplaning
Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero)
Sculptra
Fractional
Botox/Dysport
Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero)
Chemical Peels
Fractional
IPL Photofacial

Juvéderm

*Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.


JUVEDERM SPECIALS

  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: $625 / Syringe ($25 off from BD) (Special Discount Available) 
  • Juvederm Ultra XC: $575 / Syringe ($25 off from BD) (Special Discount Available)
  • Juvederm Volbella: $399 / Syringe (Special Discount Available)

Adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. Lasts up to 1 year.*

  • Juvederm Vollure: $700 / Syringe (Special Discount Available)
    Smoothes marionette lines for up to 18 months.*
  • Juvederm Voluma: $850 / Syringe (Special Discount Available)

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Revitalized peel, before and after Juvederm treatment at Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center

What is JUVÉDERM® XC?


JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that instantly smoothes away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.*

JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.*
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
Where Does It Work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC can be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Learn more about the individual treatment areas by scrolling through the list below.

Juvederm For Smile Lines (or “Parentheses”)
Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help with.
While individual results vary, after just one JUVÉDERM® XC treatment most patients see a real difference, with a noticeable softening of the smile lines.*
After all, parentheses have a place but not on your face!

Juvederm For Marionette Lines
Marionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or a downturned expression.

Juvederm For Vertical Lip Lines
Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary lip muscle movement. However, environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress can also contribute to how the area around our lips age as well as the formation of vertical lip lines. The good news is that JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler can soften them, typically, with just one treatment!*

How does JUVÉDERM® XC Work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds - like the parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.*
Read on for more details about how JUVÉDERM® XC makes those parentheses disappear:

Understanding Where Wrinkles Form
Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, acts as the skin’s primary defense against the environment. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermis.

Our Skin’s Natural Moisturizer
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. But, as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

Experiencing Rejuvenation
JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, your healthcare professional eases JUVÉDERM® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.*
While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS technology. HYLACROSS gives JUVÉDERM® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved* to last up to one year with only one treatment.*

Why JUVÉDERM® XC?
It’s long-lasting
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to one year with one treatment (did we just say a year?). That’s right, up to a year.*

It’s smooth and more comfortable
Not all HA dermal fillers are created equal. Only JUVÉDERM® is so smooth. Other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels, but our unique manufacturing process (HYLACROSS™) creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!*
Did we mention it’s more comfortable than previous JUVÉDERM® formulations?*
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic used to improve the comfort of treatment.

It’s safe and effective for different skin types
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.*

It is personalized?
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.
There are plenty of dermal wrinkle fillers on the market today, but we think you’ll agree JUVÉDERM® XC is special. (After all, there’s a reason JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling dermal filler in the U.S.).2. β
For a smooth, comfortable experience combined with long-lasting results, don’t wait - ask your doctor about JUVÉDERM® XC treatment today.

What to Expect
Because JUVÉDERM® XC is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery and downtime (and the results are instant!).* So you can make an appointment to stop by your healthcare professional's office for treatment on the way home from work or the gym, or even while the kids are at soccer practice—and get right back to your daily routine. Here's what to expect when you visit your healthcare professional's office for treatment.
(Please note that although this experience is typical, the routine at your healthcare professional's office may be different.)

Before you Go
We recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to receiving the treatment for wrinkles in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Ask your healthcare professional what he or she recommends.

Determining Your Needs
If your physician determines that JUVÉDERM® XC is right for you, he or she will then examine the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of wrinkles and folds to determine your treatment for wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® XC is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds in the skin, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles in the skin. This allows your healthcare professional to better tailor treatment to your unique skin volume needs. They may even take pre-treatment photographs so you can see the difference after receiving the treatment!

The Treatment
Anesthetic may not be needed prior to treatment since JUVÉDERM® XC is specially formulated with lidocaine (a type of anesthetic) to improve comfort during treatment. Your Provider may also elect to use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area before the injections. The procedure is quick and easy and the results are instant!* The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes.

Seeing Results
You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas.* Most patients need one injectable dermal filler treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing and improve skin volume. Just one treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC can smooth away your wrinkles for up to 1 year!* However, results from injectable dermal fillers may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of your wrinkles and folds.
 
Pre-Treatment: 
-No alcohol or fish oil consumption 24 hours prior to treatment
-Stop using anti-inflammatory medication (i.e. ibuprofen) 24-48 hours prior to treatment
-Take Arnica 1 day prior to treatment
-If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores please inform us

  Post-Treatment:
-Eat Vitamin C rich foods (i.e. pineapples, and oranges)
-Take Arnica
-No heat related activities for 1 week (i.e. sauna, and steam room)
-No waxing the treated area for 2 weeks
-No massaging the area
-Expect minimal to moderate swelling and bruising at the site of injection (note it is temporary)*
 

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