Injectables like Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most popular treatments at medispas around the country, but there are two key factors to consider. The first is ensuring that the injectable or dermal filler chosen is correct for your goals, and the second is the skill of the provider. Getting the “wrong” injectable or filler or choosing a provider with limited training or experience are both recipes for disaster. VIDA Aesthetic Medicine is much more than a medical day spa, and provides both quality products and the excellent service you deserve.

VIDA is led by Medical Director Dr. Kim Thompson, who personally trains and oversees the entire staff. Injectors include Dr. Glen Jarosz and Julie Miller, RN. All estheticians are CAE certified, and Dr. Thompson also performs various treatments. Unlike some other medispas, VIDA is home to experts with certifications, board certifications, and MDs who are all highly trained and engage in continuing education. This is the level of training and supervision you want when considering injectables and dermal fillers.

Achieving the Aesthetic You Want with Injectables

Botox is by far the most well-known and popular injectable. It’s most commonly used to temporarily freeze targeted muscles in the face to both prevent and correct unwanted lines and wrinkles. Botox injections last for up to six months. The most common injection sites include around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. Botox and its contemporaries, such as Dysport, are also used for off-label purposes such as preventing migraines and treating excessive sweating.

There is a wide range of dermal fillers available, most of which use hyaluronic acid (HA). HA already occurs naturally in the body, making it a safe option to plump up various areas of the face and even the tops of the hands. The various makers of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, also have a suite of fillers designed for different areas of the face and body. Popular dermal filler sites are the lips, cheeks, and under the eyes. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from a few months to up to two years depending on the type of dermal filler, the number of vials used, and of course the expertise of the provider.

A consultation can be a helpful first step in determining a customized injectable or dermal filler approach for you. Contact VIDA at (503) 399-0021 to learn more or ask any questions about whether dermal fillers are the right choice for you.