Injector Adriana Pinedo
We are proud to introduce our new Nurse Injector Adriana Pinedo, RPN Adriana (also fondly referred to as “Nurse Mina”) brings 4 years of aesthetic medicine experience. She graduated in 2012 as a nurse and worked in the acute medical care center for 3 years before transitioning into aesthetic medicine. Adriana has always possessed a passion for aesthetics and is now pleased that her career path has now converged with her passion for this field. Her model of practice is to help her clients to feel more beautiful and refreshed by enhancing their natural features.
Adriana is under the medical directorship of Dr. Fabio Varlese and provides treatment using aesthetic injectable such as Botulinum Toxin, Botox/Dysport, Nonpermanent Dermal Fillers, Fat Dissolving Injections, Beauty boosters, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) She has experience working with most injectable products in the market. She has continued to build upon her experiences working with injectables by furthering her education and training with an extensive list of the top and most experienced cosmetic nurse injectors and plastic surgeons in the industry. Adriana’s keen artistic eye and attention to detail is evident in all the beautiful faces she has accentuated. We invite you to view her great work and artistry on Instagram @injectablesbymina
Please join us in welcoming Nurse Mina!
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2 Dermal Fillers JUST $950.00!
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NEUROTOXIN (BOTOX® / Dysport®)
What is botulinum toxin type A?
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines, and gummy smiles.
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that’s derived from bacteria. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.
Botulinum toxin can be used to
Smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, and bunny lines
Diminish neck bands
Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
Lift the corners of the mouth
Soften a square jawline
Correct a gummy smile
The FDA has approved the use of Botox® for the frown lines and crow’s feet, while Dysport® and Xeomin® are approved for frown lines only. All other uses are considered “off label.”
Injections of botulinum toxin may seem like a simple procedure to you since it’s just a few shots. But it’s actually both an art and science that only an experienced healthcare professional should do.
There are 43 muscles in your face and it’s vital that the person who performs botulinum toxin injections understands and pinpoints the correct spots to optimize your treatment.
A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, your healthcare provider weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving your natural facial expressions.
Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15 minutes.
The number of injections you need will depend on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow’s feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more.
There is no downtime or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections.
You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. This improvement typically lasts about three to four months.
Cost: 9 per unit
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
What dermal fillers can do
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
What dermal fillers can’t do?
For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach. Nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
Cost: 500 per syringe
Platelet Rich Plasma
In recent years, PRP has become a “trending therapy” in aesthetic medicine. Practitioners are using the natural healing properties of platelets to improve the appearance and overall health of the skin.
PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood and may contain growth factors that increase collagen production.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be combined with collagen induction therapy (microneedling) treatment in the form of dermatologic autologous blood therapy. It can be applied topically to the entire treatment area during and after collagen induction therapy treatments (Vampire Facial) or injected intradermally to scars.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be combined with collagen induction therapy (microneedling) treatment in the form of dermatologic autologous blood therapy. It can be applied topically to the entire treatment area during and microneedling treatments
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.
Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
PRP therapy process
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.
Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth
Cost: 500 per treatment or 1200 for 3