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Monday, April 7, 2014

Adding Natural Volume with Injectables

Today, I would like to discuss facial fillers. What are they? Who needs them? What do they do?
First, the most commonly used fillers, such as Juvederm®, are based on a very natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin. So that when we inject Juvederm®, we are really just
Before & After
65 year old patient.
(Photo: 2 days post
cheek injections, Botox & Juvaderm XC)
- Lamm Dermatology
replacing or enhancing something that is already within us!

Why would someone have a filler? As our skin ages, it loses volumes and sags, producing unwanted lines and wrinkles. Anyone who is experiencing these changes is a candidate for a filler.

And that brings us to the main concept today, volumization. While it used to be thought that correction of wrinkles required injection directly into the lines, we no understand this differently. We know that because of the loss of volume in the face, we must replace that. My preferred filler for that purpose is Juvederm® and it works very well. As volume is replaced, lines and wrinkles lessen and the face takes on a more youthful appearance. 

Thus we have it, volumization!

For questions about this or other cosmetic skin issues, please inquire to Dr. Lamm at info@lammdermatology.com, or call  (516) 933-1717 for an appointment or consultation.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Injecting Profits into Spas - Call the Doctor to Give Clients a Lift


Injectables offer spa clients more dramatic
and youthful results. 
There comes a time in any client's skincare regime when they have exhausted the routine of facials, microderm packages, masks and creams in their quest to stay youthful - they want more. Many small spa businesses and estheticians find themselves trying to decide what to add to their menu as a next level of treatment to address more aggressive signs of aging for these types of clients.  Some will opt for purchasing or leasing IPL machines, lasers, or various types of equipment in hopes of helping clients reach that next level of rejuvenation.  But with these types of units costing $10,000 - $40,000 (and results varying client to client), the investment can sometimes go bust.  Not to mention, if your competitor down the street gets the same unit, sales for these services can quickly go flat.

"Injectable Fillers for age conscious clients compliment
skin care services spas already offer."  -Dr. Joel Lamm
(Photo: 2 days post cheek injections, Botox & Juvaderm XC)
Recently, I took my mom to see my dermatologist, Dr. Joel Lamm, for his signature "Liquid Face Lift". My 64 year-old working mom sees Dr. Lamm to "work his magic," lifting, plumping, sculpting and filling her badly aged face with Botox and Juvederm XC.  Not only is this "Liquid Face Lift" a serious confidence booster, she feels it is important not to look her age in this tumultuous job market (but that is a whole other blog).  She, like many other spa clients, had exhausted her efforts of anti-aging facials, peels and microderm treatments and was ready for a serious boost of beauty.

While there with my mom, Dr. Lamm told me in addition to his dermatology practice on Long Island, he has begun seeing clients at a popular day spa in Tribeca.  He visits once a month to see the spa's existing and new clients who want Botox, Juvederm, Restylane or "the works" - aka the Liquid Lift my mom gets.  He explained this mutually beneficial arrangement with the spa allows him to expand his clientele, while the spa gets to offer top-notch injectable services that clients want.

This arrangement makes sense.  When a client is ready for a dramatic and long-lasting boost of beauty - why should they leave the spa and go seek out a dermatologist, why lose that business?  This type of working relationship benefits all parties.

  • Spa retains clients and keeps offerings current
  • Spa attracts new clients interested in fillers - but wary of Physician's offices
  • Dermatologist and Spa share revenue from service
  • Dermatologist sees clients once a month - doesn't pay rent for a second location
  • Clients get to have treatment in a comfortable environment they trust and know
  • Clients get to look drastically better, and still visit the spa for facials and treatments in between injections.
  • One-stop beauty for spa and esthetic clients

So how should you find a reputable dermatologist that will be a good fit for your business?  Check with Allergan, http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/FAD.aspx.  They have a website that allows you to locate a certified Physician who  performs injectables.  Contact them and start a dialog!  My advice, stick with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Sorry, but I would not take my mom to see a podiatrist that is certified to inject Botox! Dr. Lamm is located in Hicksville, NY - http://www.lammdermatology.com/ and specializes in creating natural looking (but astounding) effects with injectables.