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    Vampire Facelift

    If you notice here (click), Kim Kardashian is shown with blood on her face, and it's labeled as a "Vampire Facelift®."
    The caption is wrong....but close.
    The Vampire Facelift® procedure involves using a hyaluronic acid filler (like Juvederm) to sculpt the face to a younger more natural state, followed by fine tuning the sculpture and improving color and texture with PRP.
    You can see details about the V. FaceLIFT here (click)<---
    The Vampire Facial® procedure involves using micro needling to create a tighter complexion followed by infusing blood-derived growth factors into the tiny holes. This creates and an incredible improvement in color & texture but does not do much for shape.
    You can see more about the V. FACIAL here (click)<--
    So, even though the article on "theRichest" website says that Kim Kardashian had a Vampire Facelift, what she had was a Vampire Facial.
    Which one would be best for you? 
    Maybe neither one! But here's how to know...

    If you've lost volume (sagging), then you'd do best with the Vampire Facelift procedure.
    If your shape is optimal--either from youth or because we've already corrected shape with fillers, then the Vampire Facial would be best.
    Kim Kardashian was young and pregnant with lots of estrogens and no volume loss when she had the procedure done, so she appropriately received the Vampire Facial.
    Call our office, and we will be eager to talk with you about these procedures and others based on what's best for your face.
     
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    Plasma Rico en Plaquetas (PRP)

    La terapia de plasma rico en plaquetas , también conocido como “vampire lift", implica inyecciones de plaquetas y fibrina del propio paciente para

    el tratamiento cosmético de las arrugas o cicatrices en la cara, manos y cuello.

    Esto significa que PRP usa la propia sangre del paciente comoparte de la técnica de restauración en el que se concentra el plasma de la sangre

    y reinyecta de nuevo en la piel.

    Después de la inyección de PRP, la cantidad de colágeno dentro de la capa dérmica de la piel aumenta y con ella la capacidad

    de la piel para retener líquido. Esto, a su vez, le da a la piel un aspecto más joven.

    Este tratamiento es menos invasivo que la cirugía plástica y tarda aproximadamente unos 20 minutos para cada sesión de tratamiento.

    Para más información o para programar una consulta, por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros. 

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    Micro needling con Rejuvapen

    El rejuvapen es un tratamiento sin laser, y no quirúrgico. Hace que la piel estimule la producción de colágeno y de nuevo tejido fresco. Este dispositivo está diseñado para mejorar las cicatrices del acné, arrugas, daño solar, poros dilatados y otras imperfecciones de la piel.

    Rejuvapen utiliza varias micro agujas en un pequeño cartucho para crear micro perforaciones invisibles, vertical, en la epidermis. Como resultado de la creación de estos canales microscópicos en la capa superior de la piel, la piel desplaza su mecanismo de reparación natural y comienza la producción de colágeno y elastina.

    Esta propiedad de auto ­ reparación es una forma 100% natural de renovación de la piel.

    Después del primer tratamiento los pacientes cuentan que su piel tiene un brillo de color rosa saludable y que las líneas finas han disminuido. Sin embargo, puede tomar entre 6­8 semanas antes de que la regeneración de la piel sea vista y durante los meses siguientes se verá una mejoria gradual.

    Para más información o para programar una consulta , por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros.

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    Kybella for Double Chin

    Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (double chin).

     

    After being treated with Kybella, patients reported an improvement in their self image including feeling happier and younger because of their new chin profile.

     

    Overall, 79% of patients treated with Kybella reported satisfaction with the new appearance of their face, chin and neck.

     

    The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of body fat. Kybella is approved for persons of 18 years and older and it’s safety is well established. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness around the treatment area.

     

    Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. The technique will require multiple injections into the fat under your chin. Up to six sessions may be administered on a monthly schedule. When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. When the desired aesthetic result is achieved, a requirement for retreatment is not expected.

     

    Bella Donna Medical Aesthetics is now offering Kybella treatment for patients with moderate to severe fat below the chin. For more information or to schedule a Consultation, please contact us.

     

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    What is a "Silk Peel" and What are Its Benefits?

    A Silk Peel is a process that provides skin exfoliation, reduced pore size, the reduction of acne =scars and promotes skin rejuvenation. This treatment removes damaged cells in the skins surface evenly and is applied to almost all skin types and condition. A Silk Peel is customizable, efficient and provides immediate results with no downtime. 

    Its multiple functions manage scars or blemishes on the face or body. With this revolutionary treatment, the results are spectacular!

     Many patients are satisfied with this treatment, which not only manages to diminish wrinkles that have formed over the years, but also gives you a smooth and silky skin appearance. It is also a great combination, for a perfect complexion, with Botox to keep your skin looking young and luminous.

     This concept has been clinically proven to promote skin rejuvenation. It can be used by itself or as a way to optimize laser treatments or as the final touches to a facial surgery procedure.

    Call us for a consultation with our skin professionals. Do not wait because each passing day we get older and lose the opportunity to stop the aging process of our skin.

     Call now for a consultation with Dr. Juana Sanchez.

    470.299.6134

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    ¿Qué es el “silk peel” y cuáles son su beneficios?

    Silk Peel es un procedimiento de tecnología avanzada que proporciona la exfoliación de la piel, 
    la disminución del tamaño de los poros, la disminución de las cicatrices causadas por acné y 
    rejuvenecimiento de la piel. Este tratamiento elimina las células dañadas en la superficie de la 
    piel de manera uniforme, quitando lo dañado con el fin de entregar fórmulas dirigidas a la 
    epidermis y es aplicado para casi todo tipo de piel y condición. Silk Peel es personalizable, 
    eficaz y ofrece resultados inmediatos sin tiempo de inactividad 
     
    Sus múltiples funciones logran que las cicatrices o manchas en el rostro o cuerpo se 
    disminuyan y con este revolucionario tratamiento, los resultados son espectaculares. 
     
    Muchos pacientes quedan satisfechos con este tratamiento, que no solo logra disminuir las 
    arrugas que quedan con el paso de los años, sino que además le da una apariencia tersa y 
    sedosa a la piel. Además es una magnífica combinación para un cutis perfecto con la aplicación 
    de Botox, para mantener su piel joven y luminosa. 
     
    Este concepto clínicamente comprobado de rejuvenecimiento de la piel, puede ser utilizado por 
    sí mismo o como una manera de optimizar los tratamientos con láser o como el toque final a un 
    procedimiento de cirugía facial. 
     
    Llámenos para una consulta con nuestros profesionales de la piel. No espere más porque cada 
    día que pasa, es un día que se envejece y pierde la oportunidad de detener el proceso de 
    normalización de su piel. 
     
    Llame ahora para una consulta con la Doctora Juana Sanchez 470.299.6134  
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    Father’s Day Specials

    • Botox $8 per unit

    • 15% off all Emvera Products, Silk Peel, Chemical Peels, Facials, IPL and Plasma/PRP treatments

    • 20% off all Glo-mineral products.


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    Diga adiós a la rosácea

    La rosácea es una condición muy común de la piel y mucha gente vive con ella pensando que no existe tratamiento para disminuirla.

    La terapia conocida en inglés como “IPL THERAPY”, es un procedimiento que se realiza con luz y trata la piel para mejorar su apariencia debido a la rosácea y a los rastros del sol en la piel.

    Además disminuye los rastros de manchas a causa de la edad y la exposición a factores externos. Con este tratamiento los pacientes también ven disminuidas las cicatrices por acné, reduce el tamaño de los poros, corrige los círculos negros bajo los ojos conocidos como “ojeras” y reduce las lineas de expresion.

    Este tratamiento no requiere ninguna clase de incapacidad en los pacientes y pueden volver a sus actividades normales sin problema.

    Otros beneficios que se pueden obtener con esta esta nueva tecnología, son la eliminación o disminución notable del vello del cuerpo, disminución de lesiones vasculares y la tonificación de la piel.

    Rayos de luz intensa son aplicados en el área a tratar. Sin causar ningún daño a la piel, los rayos son absorbidos por los vasos dilatados o por medio de la pigmentación. El area tratada por la lesión se oscurece lentamente pero después se va normalizando y es absorbida por el cuerpo. El tratamiento puede ser recibido cada tres semanas.

     

    para tener los mejores resultados SE RECOMIENDAN CINCO TRATAMIENTOS. 

    Programe su primera cita y enterese como este procedimiento puede beneficiar su piel.

    Llame ahora para una consulta con la Doctora Juana Sanchez 470.299.6134 

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    What are RADIESSE®

    What are RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+)?

    RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.

    RADIESSE® AND RADIESSE® (+) IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    Who should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+)?
    You should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a history of severe allergies, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it.

    What is the most important information I should know about RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+)?
    One of the risks with using these products is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.

    As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection.

    Do not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have a skin infection until it has healed.

    It is not known if RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) is safe or effective in the lips, or in the area around the eyes.

    The microspheres in RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) dermal filler.

    If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+).

    Injection in the back of the hand may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. RADIESSE® may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to 1 year.

    You should minimize strenuous activity and avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment and until any swelling or redness has resolved.

    What should I tell my doctor before using RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+)?
    Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you will experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand, if you have a history forming large, raised scars or if you have had any other skin treatments such as skin peels.

    What are the most common adverse events with RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+)?
    Serious adverse events seen with RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) include tissue damage, allergic reaction, swelling and infection.

    The most common adverse events when RADIESSE® is used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects. The most common adverse events when RADIESSE®or RADIESSE® (+) is used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects. These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

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    Mother's Day Special

    Especial Del Dia De Las Madres!!!

    Now Through Mother's Day

     

    20% OFF on all the following procedures:

     

    • All Emvera IPL Treatments

    • All LED Skin Treatments

    • Silk Peels

    • Chemical Peels

    • Dermal Filler for Lips

    • Radiesse Treatments

     

    Call today and schedule your appointment

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    Now Offering KYBELLA

    Now Offering KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) Injection 10 mg/mL, the First and Only Injectable Treatment for Submental Fullness, or Fat Under the Chin

    Treatment available at Bella Donna Med Spa

    Gwinett County, GA]., – KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that physically destroys fat under the chin for an improved profile,1 is now available in Norcross. Submental fullness, also known as "double chin," is a common concern among facial aesthetic oriented patients2 and can impact both men and women. Some possible causes are genetics, weight gain and aging.3, 4

    Sometimes, even with diet or exercise,  unwanted fullness beneath the chin may not go away, and it can make a person appear older or heavier than they actually are.,5 According to a 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), more than two thirds of aesthetic-oriented consumers are bothered by submental fullness – nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.2

    KYBELLA® is given during a series of in-office visits. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. 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.1,6  Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through the body’s natural metabolic pathways.7

    Treatment with KYBELLA® is tailored by Dra. Sanchez to the individual patient’s submental fat distribution and aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.1

    Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), and trouble swallowing. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.1 In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent KYBELLA® treatments.8

    As part of a clinical development program, KYBELLA® has been evaluated in more than 20 clinical studies. More than 1,600 people around the world have been treated with KYBELLA®.8

    To learn more, please visit Bella Donna Med Spa or www.mykybella.com. To schedule a consultation please call 470-299-6134].

     

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    KYBELLA® Indication and Important Safety Information

     

    What is KYBELLA®?

    KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

    It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children under the age of 18.

     

    Who should not receive KYBELLA®?

    You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

    Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions,

    including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).

    Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

     

    What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

    KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing.

    The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and    areas of hardness in the treatment area.

    These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

    Please talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.mykybella.com for full Prescribing Information.

    © 2016 Allergan.  All rights reserved.  All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

     

    References

    1 KYBELLA® Product Label, 2015

    2 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2015 Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures (N=7,315); Exact survey language was, "How bothered are you by excess fat under the chin/neck?" 2015

    3 Rzany. Reduction of unwanted submental fat with ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid), an adipocytolytic.” 2013

    4 DeFatta R, Ducic Y. Liposuction of the face and neck. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology.” 2007

    5 Chubaty, Duncan. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, “Clinical Safety Data and Standards of Practice for Injection Lipolysis: A Retrospective Study.” 2006

    6 Thuangtong, Rattapon. “Tissue-Selective Effects of Injected Deoxycholate.”2010

    7 Rotunda, Adam. “Injectable Treatments for Adipose Tissue: Terminology, Mechanism, and Tissue Interaction.” 2009

    8 Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, MEDICAL REVIEW(S). 2014

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    Bella Donna Med Spa advises patients on new acne scar resource website and available treatment options

    New Website AScarFreeMe.com Helps Patients in the Gwinnett area cope with the Emotional and Physical Effects of Acne Scarring

    March 20. 2016  Acne scars can have a physical and emotional impact on individuals, and have shown to cause high levels of anxiety and self-consciousness.1 In fact, in an independent study, 71 percent of people feel that their acne scars negatively affect their self-confidence.2  To help individuals cope with the aftermath of acne, ascarfreeme.com is a free online social community dedicated to helping people who suffer from acne scarring. The site offers educational insights and includes resource and multimedia libraries, a list of acne scar treatments, expert advice and an open forum to dialogue and share personal experiences.

    If you, or someone you know is impacted by acne scarring, ascarfreeme.com is a supportive community that can help kick start a journey to better skin. Residents in the Gwinnett  can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Braverman of Bella Donna Med Spa (http://belladonnamedspa.net), a local medical aesthetics practice, to learn about available acne scar treatment options.

    “I’ve seen firsthand the emotional and physical impact that acne scars have on patients. It can make them feel ashamed, embarrassed and lessen their self-confidence on a day-to-day basis,” said Dr. Sanchez “’A Scar Free Me’ provides the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of acne scarring and is a place for people to interact with other sufferers and be part of an understanding community. Many may feel that they’ve tried everything to get rid of acne scars, but I urge these individuals to not give up hope. There are new treatments that can help.”

    Features of ascarfreeme.com include:

    • Acne Resource Library: an online index with information on treatment options and understanding how and why scars occur
    • Videos: real people talking about the visual and emotional scars that acne leaves behind
    • Confidence Corner: the official blog of ascarfreeme.com
    • Ask the Expert: visitors can consult directly with skin care and self-esteem experts
    • Community Message Board: an open forum for users to comment and share experiences

    Dr. Sanchez continued, “The more patients educate themselves on their condition, the more they’re able to follow a regimented skin care routine and meet treatment goals. ‘A Scar Free Me’ helps make that possible.”

    To learn more about Bella Donna Med Spa and acne scar treatments offered, please contact Dr. Sanchez at 470-299-6134. For more information about “A Scar Free Me,” visit www.ascarfreeme.com.

     

    About Dr. Sanchez

    Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Emory School of medicine and has been practicing for 26 year. Lavista-Norcross Clinic and Bella Donna Medical Spa are both located at 2625 Beaver Ruin Rd in Norcross. For more information about Dour practices please visit http://belladonnamedspa.net and http://lavistanorcrossclinic.com/ or call 470-299-6134.

    About ascarfreeme.com

    “A Scar Free Me” is an online social community dedicated to providing resources and support for people with acne scars. For more information, visit www.ascarfreeme.com.

    1Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2008

    2Formula PR Independent Study, 2013

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    Skin Renewal treatments with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

    Skin Renewal treatments with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system target the upper layers of skin to stimulate the production of collagen. As the system works on the outer layers of skin, it becomes smoother and more radiant.   Skin Renewal The solution you have been searching for! Do you turn away from cameras? Do you wish you didn’t have to touch up your photos to look better on social media profiles? Are you tired of using makeup to cover the redness, only to have it wear off or make your pores appear larger? Are you frustrated with the appearance of your skin? If you suffer from any of the following skin conditions: Sun Damage Enlarged Pores Rosacea Hyperpigmentation Mild Acne Scars Dull Complexion Veins Age Spots Angiomas Fine Lines / Wrinkles Freckles Skin Renewal may be the answer for you. Turn the reflection in the mirror into the confident, youthful person you are inside.
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    Chemical Peels and Your Skin

    Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. They can be used to: Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging Improve the appearance of mild scars Treat certain types of acne Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills Improve the look and feel of skin Areas of sun damage may improve after chemical peeling. After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel? Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure. Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for you.
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    Réjuvapen Micro Needling

    Bopp Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery are happy to announce Réjuvapen Micro Needling, state of the art medical device available only through physician offices. The Réjuvapen Micro Needling stimulates the skins natural healing which increases the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The normal healing response begins the moment of tissue injury by the perforations of the micro needles. Micro Needling treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, surgical scarring, burns, stretch marks, and firms and tightens the skin. There is minimal downtime. Réjuvapen Micro Needling is done in the office by a trained professional and does require topical numbing cream one hour before treatment.