Are the products safe? What are the risks?
Licensed ArqueDermaTM Practitioners use the FDA market-approved dermal fillers, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane®. These dermal fillers have gone through the rigorous FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) submission process, hold market approval, and have been used every day in medi spas and clinics throughout the world since 1996. The single, most important difference is in how they are administered. Britta is a Licensed ArqueDermaTM Practitioner, who is permitted to use this revolutionary technique.
There is no added risk when administering Arque DermaTM techniques when compared to conventional methods of injecting these state-of-the-art dermal fillers. In fact, because of the dynamic nature of the injection, we feel it is even safer than some current injection techniques.
I believe I really need a complete facelift! Can I expect the same results as I would get with surgery? Will I be able to avoid the windblown, pulled back, puffy cheek look that my I see in so many of my friends… and my own mother!
Unlike conventional dermal filler methods that 'fill up' areas, the beauty of the ArqueDermaTM technique is that it targets the structural support of the face, 'reaching in' to bring sunken volume to its original position. We use your own volume, supported structurally (like the frame-work supports a building) to 'lift' the face.
ArqueDermaTM works at the structural level; consequently, the result is a more natural looking than most other aesthetic procedures and facelifts. You will not look puffy, or like you are in an invisible wind tunnel!
Can ArqueDermaTM prevent the signs of aging? Can I avoid facelift surgery altogether?
After the age of 30 both men and women lose approximately 1% of collagen per year. The loss of this vital component to a youthful appearance quickly leaves its mark – especially if nothing is done to replace it. Because the ArqueDermaTM technique actually stimulates collagen production, we encourage patients to utilize it as a preventative measure, as well as a targeted, natural looking facelift. We have found that ArqueDermaTM has been instrumental in allowing patients to delay surgery for years, and sometimes decades, while others can avoid facelift surgery altogether.
Will it hurt? Will I be swollen? How long will it take? How much time do I need to allot to avoiding people?
The ArqueDermaTM technique is similar to other methods of dermal filling in that it is no more uncomfortable than conventional injecting methods. Many patients feel a slight tugging upward during the injection and are actually pleased that they are feeling the 'lift' that they so desperately want, so any 'un-comfortableness' is considered worth it.
Because the technique works at the structural level and not the surface level, there may be a bit of bruising and/or swelling depending on your body's response to the technique. Yet this aspect is essential to stimulating collagen production – one of the important factors in making the technique longer-lasting and sustainable. These possible after-effects can be easily and adequately camouflaged with a good concealer. Many patients show little or no such signs and go on about their day as usual!
Social downtime: the amount of time that you need to feel comfortable in social situations will depend on your body's response to the technique, how quickly it heals, and how comfortable you are in social situations using concealer and simple makeup tricks. We have found that most people do not notice bruising and swelling, only that you look more rested and refreshed!
How long will the procedure take?
This depends on the desired goal, how much product is used, and how much time is spent with the practitioner discussing your enhanced 'look'. If you have not used dermal fillers before, your first session may take more product and time depending on your age, skin damage, and your desired enhancement.
Britta will let you know how long you will be in session. Also, you will not need a driver because no drugs are used!
How long will the results last?
Dermal filler treatments will vary from patient to patient, as well as product to product. With the ArqueDerma™ technique, there is an additional benefit of increased collagen stimulation, which means the results tend to last longer than conventional methods of filling.
Will I really save money?
Overall, Arque DermaTM is less expensive when compared to conventional injection methods for three reasons:
- ArqueDermaTM results tend to last longer than conventional filling methods, so you will not need to have the technique repeated as often;
- you will purchase less dermal filler product to treat your targeted area; and
- you will be able to address multiple aging factors in one treatment session. These three aspects save you money while delivering more sustainable, long-lasting results.