At First Aid Urgent Care, Terri Whiting will be offering aesthetic services such as Botox and Dysport. Botox and Dysport stop certain facial movements that cause micro-injuries to your skin. Repetitive movements such as frowning and squinting cause the “11s” or crows feet. If you stop the movement, you stop the aging process and stop lines from becoming deeper. It’s preventative! Botox injections are $10 per unit. Botox typically lasts two to three months. Dysport lasts an average of four months. Dysport is $3.50 per unit. If you have never had Botox or Dysport and are curious about the results, call Terri for a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Juvederm is an injectable filler that is a great for reducing fine lines around your mouth. Juvederm adds volume and shape to your lips and adds volume to areas that have lost muscle tone such as sagging under the eyes and cheeks. There are three types of Juvederm: Ultra, Ultra Plus and Voluma. The prices range from $500 to $900.
The lips are Terri’s favorite area to treat. The lips are sensuous and they are sexy! You don’t need to have Kylie Jenner lips; just restore the shape and volume that has been lost with age. If you have naturally thin lips and have always wanted that sexy, pouty lower lip, now you can create those gorgeous lips you have always wanted! Juvederm lasts typically nine to 12 months. Juvederm Voluma is used only to restore volume to your cheeks, and it lasts two years.
Chemical peels are a must in skin care! Getting rid of thick, dark skin and resurfacing the skin is the best way to regain a youthful appearance. Start your skincare treatment off right with great looking skin. Terri’s favorite peel is the VI Peel. Her chemical peels are safe for all skin types from Caucasian to dark African American. Prices range from $250 to $450.
Acne treatment with Blu-U light therapy adds a Levulan treatment to reduce pore size and reduce the amount of oil production in the skin. This a great way to reduce acne, reduce pore size and resurface your sun-damaged skin. This treatment is also available for pre-cancerous skin cells that have developed from exposure to the sun. Levulan is naturally produced in your body, and all skin types can have this treatment without scarring. Prices vary for length and number of treatments.
The Vampire Facelift and Facial is the same treatment given to Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Moore and many other celebrities.
The Vampire Face Lift and Facial was invented by Dr. Charles Runels. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is the Vampire Facial/Lift. Terri is able to offer the Vampire Facial and Lift because of her training by Dr. Runels.
The concept behind the treatment is that you use your own platelets which stimulates your stem cells to revive your skin and restore a youthful appearance. Your skin texture is smoother, you have a more youthful appearance to your skin and it decreases the dark circles under the eye. When you inject platelets into the skin, it stimulates your own stem cells to grow replacement tissue that makes skin such as collagen, fat and blood vessels.
The difference between the lift and the facial is that with a lift, your platelets are injected into your skin similar to the Juvederm. With a facial, your platelets are infused into the skin with multiple small micro needles.
Three treatments done once a month are recommended. Price for the Vampire Facial and the Lift varies on the number of treatments.
Terri Whiting and Dr. Darty OB/GYN of First Aid Urgent Care share a common goal of catering to women of all ages and meeting all of their medical and cosmetic needs. They will soon be offering the OShot! Watch for more information about this treatment.
More information on skin care will be coming in future issues of The Foothills Paper.