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August, 2019 Newsletter
Exciting New Regenerative Cosmetic Treatments 
Personal Cell Therapy Uses Your Own Cells To Repair & Replace
Dr.Elliott processes fat
Regenerative medicine is now revolutionizing most areas of medicine as we know it, including cosmetic medicine, and we're proud to provide these new treatments as fast as research shows they're effective and safe. 

Rather than using medications or pharmacologic products, regenerative medical techniques use our body's own healing resources to repair & replace damaged or aging tissue. 

At Skinspirations many of our treatments that we've provided for years, produce results by stimulating growth and healing factors  to produce more collagen for thicker, healthier skin, & more elastin for increased elasticity. Examples of these treatments include microneedling, Sculptra, Plasma Fibroblasting, fat grafting & Profractional laser  treatments. 

Personal cell therapy is another exciting area of regenerative medicine that uses our own extracted cells and growth factors to repair and replace damaged or aged tissues. Examples of cell therapies already available at Skinspirations are PRP (platelet rich plasma) and fat-derived healing factor (Fat Factors) treatments.  Our PRP treatments include those used for skin rejuvenation, hair loss, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and chronic dry eyes.  Severe knee arthritis and aging skin rejuvenation are the most common concerns for which we use Fat Factors

At the regenerative medical conferences I recently attended, the following treatments are just a few that are getting promising results and their techniques are being incorporated into the services we already offer: 
  • Micro Fat transfers are producing more predictable volumizing results than previous fat transfer techniques 
  • Nanofat (small amounts of emulsified fat that's rich in stem cells and can be injected through small needles) is great for rejuvenating the skin's quality, texture and thickness, possibly better than fractionated ablative laser treatments (like our Profractional) and with less downtime. 
  • Simple injections of PRP under the eyes seems to tighten skin and decrease dark circles
  • PRP added to microneedling decreases the redness from rosacea and decreases acne breakouts, probably because of the anti-inflammatory effects of PRP
  • Nanofat or PRP applied or injected during microneedling can increase hair thickness and slow hair loss. One study showed 30% increased hair density in women who had a series of 3 monthly PRP scalp injection treatments. A few of the presenting doctors were so impressed with the results that they're giving themselves the treatments.
  • Mild erectile dysfunction or decreased sexual sensitivity in either sex can improve with treatments with either shockwave or low level ultrasound devices (such as our bone growth stimulating device) and/or PRP injections supplemented with nitric oxide supplements. An article in The Urology Times says, "It's hard to argue against an erectile dysfunction treatment that is potentially disease modifying, is noninvasive, and seems to do no harm." Looks like it's time to bring back our RN, Rick LePrevost.

At Skinspirations, we've been performing regenerative medical treatments for over 15 years, and we're excited to continue to provide you with the newest promising, safe techniques. 

If you have questions about regenerative medical treatments you can email me directly at dr@skinspirations.com or if you'd like to come in to discuss the best treatment options for you, call us at 727.571.1923 to schedule a consultation.

News From The Aesthetic Show 2019 in Las Vegas
by Melissa Kennow, esthetician

I feel lucky to have a career in Aesthetics. It's fun, interesting and to be honest, quite useful.

It's one of the fastest growing industries today and is constantly evolving so attendance at trade shows and conferences is pretty much mandatory for staying on top.

Last month Donna, Kate & I joined Dr. Elliott in Las Vegas for THE AESTHETIC SHOW 2019 at the Wynn Resort & Spa. Corinn had just returned from the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery conference also held in Vegas.

Of interest to me was that in addition to discovering what's new there was a lot of emphasis on treatments & product ingredients we'v e been using for some time and I, for one, am always happy to be reminded when I'm doing things right.

For example, it was the consensus among dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and skin specialists alike that IPL  is still the best. No surprise here. For what it does relative to cost & downtime there's almost nothing better (if you are a good candidate). IPL is your "laser" of choice for any issues related to brown or redness in the skin that you want to get rid of. It also revs up collagen  production & has been shown to reverse the aging of skin cells. This would be my "if I could only have one treatment for the rest of my life" thing. If you are a candidate you should be doing at least one a year to help maintain youthful skin.

I've loved microneedling since day one for its ability to stimulate your body's natural collagen and elastin. It helps to improve & maintain the appearance of skin's texture including pore size, fine lines & acne scars. 

It was my opinion that the results of microneedling alone were great. I never really felt the need for the additional PRP to microneedling (aka "vampire facial") however after attending several lectures on the topic including one from Dr. Gary Lee in Nevada, who's had fantastic results combining the two, I just may be a convert. Dr. Lee says the combination of nonsurgical off-label procedures can create synergy for better overall results. "Microneedling & platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for instance, are clearly one of the great combinations, albeit currently off-label, for skin rejuvenation & treating atrophic scars." If his before & after photos are any indication, we should all immediately start adding PRP to our microneedling

Even though PRP involves donating a little blood, our new Medical Assistant, Lisa Santoro, is so smooth at obtaining it, you won't even realize she's already finished.

I'm also very excited about  microneedling with PRP for hair growth in both men & women.  One very important thing I gathered from these discussions on the topic is that prevention is key. Once you start to notice the thinning of hair it's time to begin your treatments. The results can be remarkable.

SkinMedica Vitalize peels have always been an easy & effective medium(ish) strength chemical peel but according to Dr. Wendy Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, who successfully treats ethnic skin of color as well as melasma patients, this peel is among her favorites for addressing pigment without creating inflammation or irritation.Take advantage of this rainy weather & schedule a light shedding peel like this one.

Growth Factors in skincare are still on the rise. This is no passing fad & some even suggest the application of topical growth factors trump your own PRP. SkinMedica TNS is the gold standard (or the OG for my Gen Xer's out there) so make sure you have one in your skincare regimen & use it daily to reap the benefits.

A very big HUGE thank you to Dr. Elliott for sponsoring this trip & keeping us up to date & at the forefront of our profession.

Take advantage of our Vegas "After Party" Specials:

Buy a package of 3 microneedling treatments for any area of the body and get your  PRP added on for FREE (over $450 Savings)

$145 IPL Photofacials  for face or chest (Regular Price $175)

$119 SkinMedica Vitalize Peel (Regular Price $150)

20% Off SkinMedica Essential Serum in office only while supplies last

call (727)571-1923 or email us

New Plasma Fibroblasting Treatment 
Smooths, Tightens & Resurfaces
by Licensed Esthetician, Gale Pingleton

I am so excited about t he newly available Fibroblast Plasma Therapy that smooths, tightens and resurfaces precise areas of the skin with minimal downtime. 
How does Plasma Fibroblasting work?
Plasma pen
The device works by using the voltage in the air between its tip and the natural gasses emitted from our skin to form a plasma charge. A small electrical arc is created with each shot that produces pinpoint vaporizations of the skin's surface. 

As the skin releases its healing fact ors in response to the micro-injuries, the cells that produce collagen called fibroblasts are activated, and produce more, younger-appearing collagen bundles.
The Plasma Pen is the only plasma device that reduces the volume of excess skin and helps smooth deeper lines and texture. Compared to laser resurfacing, the fibroblasting plasma treatment is more affordable with less downtime and less risk of adverse reactions. It's tiny tip can also get close to the lashes, an area that's almost impossible to reach with a bulky laser. 

Common Areas Where Fibroblast Plasma Treatments Are Used: 
  • Crow's feet around the eyes along with lines on the eyelids
  • Smoker's lines - vertical wrinkles above & below the lips, also known as lipstick lines
  • Accordion lines - the lines that form outside of the mouth corners when you smile
  • Acne scars - improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks and scars
  • Forehead lines
  • Marionette lines - The creases or folds that run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
  • Nasal labial folds / smile lines - The folds that run from the sides of your nose down to the edge of your mouth
  • Necklace lines across the neck
  • Upper and lower eyelids - Bags and hoods
  • Anywhere on the body for spots & fine lines
The device has been popular in Europe for the last four years and I've been following the technology for over a year, waiting for it to become available in the states.  I even considered traveling abroad to do the training but the Plasma Pen was recently approved in the US and I've already completed the first training session. 

The Real Fibroblasting Plasma Pen Device
I chose the Plasma Pen manufactured by Louise Walsh International. This company is at the forefront of plasma technology and is the only company to register their device and receive FDA approval.

Many other "plasma" devices are available that claim to be the same as the trademarked Plasma Pen but trust me that plasma knockoff devices can cause unfavorable outcomes.  "Plasma" devices can be purchased from China for as little as $10 and do not even produce plasma. These pens can be dangerous. 

Also, many technicians performing fibroblasting plasma treatments are not professionally trained so at best they don't get the same degree of results, and at worst, they're not aware that people with certain medical problems or who are using specific medications shouldn't receive this treatment. 

Like most medical cosmetic procedures, this is not a treatment you should buy on Groupon. Only trust your face to a professional.

Louise Walsh International: Plasma Pen Fibroblasting Treatment
Demonstration of the Plasma Fibroblasting Treatment

Before & after photos with Plasma Fibroblasting
B efore & after photos with Plasma Fibroblasting

Thank you to my husband (seen in the before & after pictures above) who was my model (guinea pig) for my training and certification. 

My next training is in September after which treatments will be available for our patients. 

If you have any questions about the new treatment or any skincare questions, feel free to email me any time at esthetician@skinspirations.com.

Note from Dr. Elliott:
I have the best team in the world! Gale brought this service in on her own, at her own expense, because she's passionate about getting her patients the best possible results. Donna & Melissa went to all of the classes at our recent aesthetic conference in Vegas, and tracked down the speakers in between talks to ask them extra questions. Our ARNP Kate & PA-C Corinn paid their own expenses to attend out-of-state cosmetic medical conferences in the last couple of months. Every one of the providers at Skinspirations went above and beyond what would be expected this summer in order to provide you the best results possible. I also appreciate my staff who stayed behind and handled (juggled) everything in the office while we were gone, making it possible for us to go.  Thank you!!

($75 Value)

Thank you for all that you do! 
For any of our current patients who work in or retired from careers in educations, choose from 3 luxury tote bags & add to it your choice of OBAGI facial cleanser, toner & a SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator when you have any treatment before Sept. 30, 2019.

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& you'll receive a $75 Skinspirations gift card to use for yourself or as a gift.

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The Rejuvenating Powerhouse Available Soon- 
TNS Advanced+ Serum 

The Age-Defying Power of Growth Factors
Wi t h th e upcoming launch of the next generation version of its timeless TNS Essential Serum,  SkinMedica proves that the sequel is even better than the original. 

TNS+ Advanced+ Serum dramatically reduces visible signs of aging. 

Clinically Proven Formula
  • at 2 weeks: Visible rapid skin rejuvenation
  • at 8 weeks: TNS Advanced+ Serum reduces the appearance of skin discoloration & sagging
  • at 12 weeks: Patients feel as if they look 6 years younger
Over 90% of TNS Advanced+ Serum users saw improvements in the texture of their skin.

Receive a personalized skin care consultation with a SkinMedica expert & a full-size (1 oz.) HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator with your purchase of TNS Advanced+ Serum*.

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*While supplies last. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator offer valid from July 1 - Aug. 31, 2019. Allergan reserves the right to alter or cancel this offer with no advance notice or obligation. 

Skinspirations' Selected Videos 

Plasma Pen | Louise Walsh International | Before & Afters | How We Get These Results
Plasma Pen | Louise Walsh International | Before & Afters | How We Get These Results

Detailed Demonstration of the Differences Between Fat & Nanofat Treatments
Detailed Demonstration of the Differences Between Microfat & Nanofat Treatments (Warning- may be too graphic to view while eating)

Vampire Facial? We tried Microneedling with PRP! | The SASS with Susan and Sharzad
Vampire Facial? We tried Microneedling with PRP! | The SASS with Susan and Sharzad

"Black Doesn't Crack" - Katherine's Jeuveau Testimonial

Skinspirations' CoolSculpting Experience
The Unique Experience of CoolSculpting at Skinspirations

August/September Client Appreciation Specials

Free choice of luxury tote bag & product (described in above article) for any current patient in, or retired from, the education field.

Buy a package of 3  microneedling treatments for any area of the body (including scalp) and get PRP added on at no charge
 (over $450 Savings and only one blood draw at 1st session)

Receive a complimentary collagen-building vitamin C booster for added collagen in your next Sculptra treatment 

Save $30 with a $145  IPL Photofacial  for your face or chest 
( Regular Price $175)

Get a free Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment
(value $130)  with every  CoolSculpting  Treatment

$119 SkinMedica Vitalize Peel (Regular Price $150)
Vampire Thread Treatment - Buy a Thread treatment and get a PRP treatment to the same area free (value $200)

$75 instant rebate (while supplies last) with your first Jeuveau treatment wihen done with Kate Dellangello, ARNP, Corinn Singletary, PA-C, or Dr. Stacy Chase

Get a $20 treatment certificate when you sign up for the Aspire rewards program. Join Aspire here.

$125 August Skincare Special - Cold Blue Balls Facial-  This facial includes exfoliation, a cooling gel mask & a unique cryotherapy finish where your esthetician will use special cooling globes to  promote circulation, reduce inflammation & pore size while depuffing & tightening the skin.(value $150)

Monthly client appreciation specials are available only during the month/s published (unless otherwise stated), quantities are limited, there are no rain checks or substitutions permitted, & some of the information & treatments discussed above are fictional. Monthly specials are not valid together with any other promotions or discounts. We reserve the right to refuse treatment to anyone who disparages our staff or practice on social media.

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