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Injectable Treatments - What are they? What can they achieve?

There are 2 main types of Injectable Treatments -
Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Modulators

Dermal Fillers - are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that binds to water. The gel-like liquid is injected under the skin to take up the extra space that has been created from your bodies' loss of collagen.  As we age, we lose collagen, add in sun damage, environmental factors and genetics, the result is sagging skin, lines and wrinkles.  Dermal fillers help to restore lost volume, plump skin, and ease lines and wrinkles.  

Dermal Fillers:  Juvederm® Ultra XC, Juvederm® Volbella, Juvederm® Vollure, Restylane®, Restylane® DEFYNE, Restylane® LYFT, Restylane® REFYNE, Restylane® SILK, Belotero Balance®   Radiesse®

Long Term Dermal Fillers:  Bellafill®, Juvederm Voluma®, Sculptra® Aesthetic

Why so many different dermal fillers?   Each dermal filler has a unique consistency and molecule size. Our expert will choose the correct filler for your uniquely beautiful face and the area being treated. Think of it this way, just like there are baseballs, softballs, golf balls,etc., you wouldn't think of using a basketball to play golf right?

 


Watch this informative video to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a BTX-A treatment

 

Wrinkle Modulators - BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomin® are all wrinkles modulators, commonly known as neurotoxins or BTX-A treatments. The substance is a natural purified protein that temporarily suspends the muscle movement easing and smoothing creases on the forehead, crows feet and "11's" (those angry lines that form between your eyebrows).  .  The treatment takes about 15 minutes, is virtually painless and there is NO DOWNTIME.  

Good to know - patients LOVE BOTOX®/Dysport® /Xeomin®!  *These treatments have risen over 700% since 2000, with over 6.7 million treatments performed in 2014. *According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2014 survey.


  BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomint® are all Neurotoxins (BTX-A). BTX-A are the most popular non-surgical procedures in the world. While many practices offer these treatments, CLARITY believes that specialists should do what they do best. Treatments at CLARITY are performed by Kati Midgley, PA-C, national educator and injectables specialist. Photo property of BOTOX® www.botox.com

 

BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomint® are all Neurotoxins (BTX-A). BTX-A are the most popular non-surgical procedures in the world. While many practices offer these treatments, CLARITY believes that specialists should do what they do best. Treatments at CLARITY are performed by Kati Midgley, PA-C, national educator and injectables specialist.

Photo property of BOTOX®
www.botox.com

Soften lines
and wrinkles

What is BOTOX/Dysport/Xeomin?
 

BTX-A is a natural purified protein that is injected into the muscle to temporarily block the conduction between the muscle and the nerve resulting in a softening of your lines and wrinkles.

BTX-A is an excellent treatment option for :

  • Forehead lines
  • Crows feet
  • "11's" - the lines between your brows
  • Relaxation of the lines around your nose and mouth
  • To temporarily stop excessive sweating
  • Treat a "gummy smile" which is caused by excessive upper lip movement
  • Exaggerated neck bands
  • Temporary relief from TMJ pain and spasm

What you can expect from your treatment:

  • Natural looking results
  • Quick and simple procedure
  • Relatively painless
  • Results can be seen within days
  • Treatments last from 3-4 months
  • There may be some bruising around the injection sites, but most people can return to their daily activities immediately. 

Kati Midgley, PA-C has a 98% satisfaction rate with BTX-A treatments. She has been recognized as a Platinum Injector nationally.

 

  Artefill® | Bellafill® is the longest lasting FDA approved dermal filler. Artefill® | Bellafill® has undergone some of the most rigorous testing of any dermal filler. This collagen stimulator provides up to 5 years of natural correction. Kati Midgley, PA-C and Injectable Specialist was one of the first people in Connecticut to embrace Artefill® after its reemergence to the dermal filler market in 2013. Photo property of Bellafill® www.bellafill.com  

 

Artefill® | Bellafill® is the longest lasting FDA approved dermal filler. Artefill® | Bellafill® has undergone some of the most rigorous testing of any dermal filler. This collagen stimulator provides up to 5 years of natural correction. Kati Midgley, PA-C and Injectable Specialist was one of the first people in Connecticut to embrace Artefill® after its reemergence to the dermal filler market in 2013.

Photo property of Bellafill®
www.bellafill.com
 

Get long lasting
results for smile lines and targeted areas
of volume loss

Artefill®|Bellafill® is right for
you if you're looking for:

Natural, long lasting results for smiles lines and other specific areas of volume loss on the face.

  • long lasting results up to 5 years.
  • long term correction in one to two treatments.

What you can expect from your Artefill®|Bellafill® treatment:

Depending on your allergy profile, you may be asked to undergo a skin test prior to treatment.

  • Immediate, noticeable and natural results after your first injection.
  • Patients may experience minimal swelling, irritation at the injection sites, itching, redness or bruising.
  • There is little to no downtime.
  • Follow-up enhancement may be required to achieve optimal results.
 

  Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is an FDA Approved long term dermal filler (hyaluronic acid or HA), designed to treat the signs of aging through the cheeks and mid-face. It provides a natural looking lift to correct the signs of aging. Once full correction of the area has been obtained, your results may last up to 2 years. It is a reversible filler which is injected deep (subcutaneous). Kati Midgley, PA-C was one of the first injectors in Connecticut to use this long term filler. Photo property of Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC www.juvederm.com

 

Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is an FDA Approved long term dermal filler (hyaluronic acid or HA), designed to treat the signs of aging through the cheeks and mid-face. It provides a natural looking lift to correct the signs of aging. Once full correction of the area has been obtained, your results may last up to 2 years. It is a reversible filler which is injected deep (subcutaneous). Kati Midgley, PA-C was one of the first injectors in Connecticut to use this long term filler.

Photo property of Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC
www.juvederm.com

Add volume to your cheeks and fight signs of aging

Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is
best used for:

  • Lifting and contouring the mid-face and cheek area.
  • restoring the "apple" to your cheeks

What you can expect from your treatment:

  • Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is injected deep into the tissue.
  • Results are seen immediately 
  • For optimal results lasting up to 2 years, 2-3 treatments at 4 month intervals may be required.
  • CLARITY’S medical staff will apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to reduce discomfort. 
  • Patients may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.
  • Patients typically resume their normal activities right after treatment.
 

  Radiesse® is a calcium based product that adds volume to your face while stimulating your own collagen. Kati Midgley, PA-c is proud to have taught a master class in Radiesse® to Connecticut physicians including Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive, Facial Plastic, and Occuloplastic surgeons. She has been recognized as one of the top users of Radiesse® in Connecticut.

 

Radiesse® is a calcium based product that adds volume to your face while stimulating your own collagen. Kati Midgley, PA-c is proud to have taught a master class in Radiesse® to Connecticut physicians including Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive, Facial Plastic, and Occuloplastic surgeons. She has been recognized as one of the top users of Radiesse® in Connecticut.

Radiesse® works best for:

  • Treatment of deep wrinkles and folds.
  • As a global filler (over the entire face) to restore volume. 
  • Restoration of hand volume.
  • It can also fill in scars and earlobes.

What you can expect from your treatment:

  • Results can last 7-12 months.
  • CLARITY’s medical staff adds lidocaine to the injectable product to minimize discomfort.
  • Results will be immediate with continual improvement over next few days.
  • Radiesse® is injected deep into tissue which may result in bruising, tenderness, lumps or redness and swelling at the injection site.
 
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Express yourself naturally with Restylane DEFYNE and Restylane REFYNE 

What are Restylane DEFYNE and REFYNE?

Two if the latest hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers from Galderma. These fillers utilize XpresHAn technology, This technology has been shown to give our patients just the right amount of lift along with flexibility to show their natural range of facial expressions. Restylane DEFYNE and Restylane REFYNE are the only two fillers available with this technology.  

Restylane DEFYNE and REFYNE are excellent for:

  • moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds
  • maintaining natural movement and flexibility after a treatment, even when puckering up!
  • natural results that last up to 12 months

 

 

RestylaneLYFT

Get UpLyfted!  Natural looking fullness for your cheeks

Restylane® LYFT is excellent for:

  • Restoring fullness to cheeks
  • Smoothing smile lines
  • Subtle, natural-looking results

What is Restylane® LYFT?

It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable dermal filler (hyaluronic acid gel) to provide fullness to the cheeks and to smooth smile lines.   It's unique formula includes lidocaine to enhance patient comfort during the injection treatment.

What can you expect with a Restylane® LYFT treatment?

  • Immediate results
  • Subtle, natural-looking "youthful" cheek area
  • Treatment results that last12 months or more

Are there any side effects?

As with any injectible treatment there is the risk of bruising, swelling, redness and soreness at the injection site(s).  

 

 

 


  Sculptra® is considered an advanced filler that requires specialty training. Kati Midgley, PA-C is trained by all four of the International leading authorities on Sculptra®; Danny Vleggaar, MD, Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, Richard W. Swift, MD and Ruth Tidaldi, MD. Ms. Midgley has been injecting Sculptra® since 2008. She is now one of the only Physician Assistants who trains physicians in the art of Sculptra®. Sculptra® is the closest thing to a face lift in a bottle. It is a global filler that is designed to last about 2.5 years. It restores fullness and stimulates collagen growth gradually over the course of 3 treatments providing long term, natural results. This is a fine art and should only be administered by someone who is specially trained, with years of experience, like CLARITY'S Injectable Specialist, Kati Midgley, PA-C.

 

Sculptra® is considered an advanced filler that requires specialty training. Kati Midgley, PA-C is trained by all four of the International leading authorities on Sculptra®; Danny Vleggaar, MD, Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, Richard W. Swift, MD and Ruth Tidaldi, MD. Ms. Midgley has been injecting Sculptra® since 2008. She is now one of the only Physician Assistants who trains physicians in the art of Sculptra®.

Sculptra® is the closest thing to a face lift in a bottle. It is a global filler that is designed to last about 2.5 years. It restores fullness and stimulates collagen growth gradually over the course of 3 treatments providing long term, natural results. This is a fine art and should only be administered by someone who is specially trained, with years of experience, like CLARITY'S Injectable Specialist, Kati Midgley, PA-C.

You didn't age overnight. Why should you anti-age overnight?

 

Sculptra® is excellent for:

  • Replacing areas of volume loss
  • Correcting asymmetry
  • Building collagen
  • Temporal hollowing
  • "Bony" or sharp features 

What you can expect from your treatment:

  • Your face will be cleaned, prepped and a topical anesthetic will be applied
  • Artistically placed injections through a cannula or small needle to correct volume loss and signs of aging
  • There may be some discomfort 
  • The area may be tender, swollen and/or bruised for several days.
  • A Sculptra series is administered n 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
  • Results are gradual and natural looking, lasting up to 2 years
  • Maintenance treatments after the 2 years can extend the benefits
 

Please note, results may vary. Your treatment options will be clearly reviewed with our medical professionals during your complimentary consultation.


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203.903.1455  |  info@clarityct.com

1205 Boston Post Rd Guilford  |  2456 Whitney Ave Hamden

Medical Director:  DR. Stephen A. Brown -
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon