5 Reasons To Think About Getting Lip Fillers

 

5 Reasons To Think About Getting Lip Fillers

The lips are one of the most important features of the face. When we are talking to someone, we not only notice their lips, but unconsciously or subconsciously evaluate them. Fullness of the lips are a sign of sensuality and youth. As we age, we begin to create less collagen, which is needed to create the plumpness in our lips we desire. Thankfully, we now have options to enhance, and obtain our youthful looking lips again!

  

There are several options to create soft, natural-appearing lips with Hyaluronic Acid Gels (a substance naturally present in our bodies) – My preferred in office product choices are RestylaneⓇ and JuvedermⓇ which produce beautiful enhanced lips.

The key point is, natural lips! There are various, non-invasive, proportioned steps that we follow to ensure the upper and lower lips look organically enhanced. You won’t have to worry about leaving our office with ‘duck’ or ‘sausage lips’.

To give you a better visual; In general, the upper lip should be ⅓ of the size while the lower lip should be ⅔ of the total size of both lips. A curve and “natural pout” can be created to lift and bring out the border of the lips within the skin.     

 

Patient age 52

 

5 Reasons Why

1. Lips Give Away Aging

We associate plump lips with that of a younger person. Think of someone you know who has very hydrated & plumps lips. It is most likely a super cute baby or a friend who has received lip fillers (let’s be honest). Now, we obviously aren’t trying to give you an infant’s pout, but would like you to feel youthful in that area again & lip fillers can easily help you achieve that.

     2. Quick To Administer

Little downtime, non-invasive, and it can all be done in around 10-15 minutes. Lip fillers are somewhat of an art, because not one set of lips are the same. Nor is the look someone is trying to achieve. Generally speaking though, it is a very quick to administer. Following treatment, swelling & possible bruising can be expected. The positive is that you can return to work, and resume your regular daily routine.

3. Fillers Are Safe

Hyaluronic Acid is in 90% of all dermal fillers that most reputable doctors & injectors use, such as our office. This can leave you feeling rest assured that this is safe material that our bodies form naturally. In other words, having an allergic reaction is something that rarely happens after the hyaluronic acid filler has been injected.

4. Improved Shape & Overall Look

You don’t have to get lip fillers just for anti-aging. Some patients feel they have uneven lips, lines & creases from smoking or don’t feel their lips are balanced well with their overall face. Sometimes thinning of the lips is caused by genetics.It’s Not

5. Permanent

  Sometimes this is the best news to patients. The filler will dissolve naturally in the body over a period of 6-8 months. This means that you can switch up your treatment when you return. You can choose to use less or more product  or discuss another injection technique with your injector, depending on the overall look you desire. Another great fact is that most Hyaluronic Acid fillers are reversible. This is done by using a substance called hyaluronidase. Even though it is a very rare occurrence that a patient wishes to reverse this procedure, it’s still reassuring to know it can be done.

Call today to set up your free consultation and together we will develop a treatment that is specific to your goals. Raquel Merlini, RN, Schenden’s Aesthetic Injection Practice. 248-524-0620

Suffering from Hair Loss? There is Hope!

For the last 3 years I have been experiencing thinning hair and hair loss. After purchasing several types of shampoo’s, topicals and vitamins, I did not see any change. Finally, I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with age related thinning and alopecia. With this diagnosis I was left with little hope and began to look for wigs although, I refused to give up entirely.

At this same time Dr Schenden purchased a new system that specifically targets thinning hair and hair loss. The treatment is called PRFM (Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix) is an advancement to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment. Your blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge that separates out the PRP.  Calcium Chloride is then added to the PRP building a fibrin matrix to increase the activation time of the PRP. The PRFM is injected into the scalp where the loss is occurring. Injecting into the scalp promotes new hair growth and stimulates your existing hair.

I was excited to try this and completed my first treatment in September 2017. Three treatments are recommended. I received my second treatment received 6 weeks later.  By December the hair loss had stopped and I am seeing small spikes of new hair growth. I went to my hair stylist in February 2018 and she couldn’t believe the change in my hair! I am so happy with my results. I just received my third treatment.

If you suffer from hair loss, call Dr. Michael J. Schenden’s office in Troy, Michigan to schedule your free consultation.

Laura C.

Aesthetician

 

Michael J. Schenden, MD PC

201 West Big Beaver, Suite 1130

Troy, MI 48084

248-524-0620/www.drschenden.com

Dark circles under your eyes? Learn how aesthetic injections can help.

Posted April 13th, 2018 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Facial Injectables, Uncategorized

Do you have dark circles under your eyes? Are people constantly asking you if you’re tired?

Dark circles or bags under your eyes may be present from birth or can develop with age.  They make us look older and appear tired. As an Aesthetic RN at Dr. Schenden’s in Troy, Michigan, I use derma fillers in the “tear trough” area to minimize the hollowness and often dark area. This treatment softens and contours the area making you look less tired.

What is a tear trough?

Tear trough or under the eye hollows are well defined dark and deep hollows that are located between the lower eyelid, nose and upper cheek.

Injection Technique

My preference is to use a blunt tip micro cannula. The skin in this area is very thin and delicate. Prior to treatment I inject the area to numb the injection site. I then use a needle to create an insertion point below your tear trough. Using this technique allows me to use 1 injection site utilizing the cannula to place the product with more precision and less trauma to the area. The use of the cannula is a safer practice. My preferred micro cannula is a round tipped blunt needle that will simply push tissue, blood vessels and nerves out of the way.

Does it hurt?

My patients experience less discomfort utilizing this technique. In addition it reduces the risk of swelling and bruising. The derma filler injected contains lidocaine to help numb the area as well the initial injection.

What are the Side Effects?

With any injection there is the possibility of bruising, redness and swelling. Discontinuing Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, NSAID’s, Fish Oil, CLA and other blood thinning products 1 week prior to your appointment will decrease the possibility of bruising.

How long do results last?

Hyaluronic fillers last anywhere from 9-12 months.  The under eye area is relatively static and doesn’t animate as much as other areas, creating the potential to last longer.

 

I have received very positive feedback from my patients on this injection technique. Call me today to set up your free consultation and say good bye to the bags. 248-524-0620

 

Raquel Merlini, RN & Aesthetician

201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 1130, Troy, MI 48084

248-524-0620, www.drschenden.com

PRFM for Hair loss (The next generation of PRP)

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized
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Are you suffering from thinning hair and hair loss? There is a new treatment that
may be right for you.

PRFM for Hair loss (The next generation of PRP).

Many practices use PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) as a hair growth treatment. Injecting your own
platelet rich plasma into the scalp promotes new hair growth and stimulates existing hair.
Research has shown positive results utilizing this technique. What if we could take it one step
further? The world of medicine is constantly improving and PRFM is proof. We now have the
ability to prolong the life of the PRP to help obtain better results. Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix
(PRFM) follows the same process of drawing your own blood and centrifuging it to obtain the
PRP. The difference is it doesn’t stop there. We then complete a second step which enhances
the PRP to form a matrix. This matrix extends the PRP activation time by a number of days.
Thus giving your hair more time to successfully absorb the growth factors to achieve maximum
results.
The procedure is an easy 30 minute procedure with no downtime. Three treatments are
suggested spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimum results. As an aesthetic practice we are
solution based and we understand the emotional stress that can occur with hair loss. Call
today for your free consultation and let us help you. 248-524- 0620.
Michael J. Schenden, MD PC

Irregular or disproportionate breasts after implant surgery?

Irregular or disproportionate breasts after implant surgery?

Are your breast implants hard, uneven or causing pain?  If you answered yes, you may be experiencing symptoms of a capsular contracture.  This is a hardening and constriction of the breast implant capsule that causes the breasts to become hard, distorted, misshaped or oddly positioned.

Previously the corrective action was surgery.  However, we offer a new multi-energy therapy called Aspen that can sometimes correct the contracture without surgery.

Here are some commonly asked questions:

How does Aspen work for someone with a breast implant contracture?

The Aspen System uses a controlled sound wave energy that helps to soften the capsule and the surrounding scar tissue.  After numerous treatments your breast will soften and can move into the correw position.

Does Aspen hurt?

The treatment may feel uncomfortable for your 1st – 3rd session and are quite tolerable thereafter.  You may be a bit tender after a treatment and can reduce soreness by icing or taking ibuprofen if needed.

How many treatments do I need?

A total of 8 to 10 treatments are recommended to achieve the desired results for softening.  It is suggested to have two treatments a week.  On average, the treatment is completed within 60 minutes.

Our office is located in Troy, MI and the only practice in the state that offers the Aspen Therapy. Please call (248) 524-0620 today for a complimentary consultation or for additional information.

Doctor:  Michael J Schenden, M.D.

Aspen technician: Joanne Causley

www.drschenden.com

 

Are multiple aesthetic brands available in aesthetic injections?

Posted August 24th, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

Are multiple aesthetic brands available in aesthetic injections?

I receive multiple emails & direct messages from patients who are unhappy about the brand options offered/utilized by their injector.  Their chief complaint is that the physician or practitioner was brand specific and they did not receive the results they wanted.

First, let me address that as a practitioner, my belief is to collaborate with my patient. This is achieved by asking the patient their goals and setting a realistic expectation. Secondly, there are many products/brands available on the market today and they may not all be suited for the area in which you would like to see improvement. Products have guidelines developed by the FDA with regulations that specify where the product is approved for use.

My suggestion is as a consumer do your homework on the desired area of the face and the products available for the specific area.  Also do your homework on the injector. A well trained qualified injector should be trained in multiple brands and injection areas. I encourage my patients to set up a consultation and interview me. I also encourage them to bring a list of questions because I want to build a relationship and hear what my patient desires as well as help them to achieve their goals. Teamwork will help you achieve your best you!

Call me today to set up your free consultation! My office is located in Troy, MI 248-524-0620.

Raquel Merlini, RN & Aesthetician

Forever Labs – Three Questions

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

As CEO of Forever Labs, I attend as many of our stem cell collections as I can and I talk with many of our clients. The majority of people that are interested in storing their young-adult stem cells with us have the same three questions.

Below are these questions and my typical answers:

Does it hurt?

In short, no. Most of our clients describe a fleeting cramp that runs from their buttock, down the back of their leg. It’s over in a matter of seconds. On a scale of 1-10, it’s most often given a 2 or a 3.

One client in San Francisco described it as, “less painful than a night out dancing in heels.” I think that’s a good thing? Either way, we’ve yet to have a client that hasn’t been glad to have gone through with it.

What is the best age to have the procedure?

I always reply the same way, and it’s not to be dismissive of the question, I just think it’s the best possible analogy. I’ll ask the client, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” Then, I will answer the question myself, “20 years ago, or today. The same is true of your stem cells.”

I am turning 40 years old in May, my cells that I have stored are forever 38. If I could have banked them when I was 28 that would have been even better. There is a diminishing return the longer you wait to store your cells. That said, there’s scientific evidence to suggest that your 60 year old cells could still be a boon to your 70 year-old self. My 59 year-old father recently banked his cells with Forever Labs and I’m very grateful that he did. Don’t put it off.

How much does it cost?

This one is simple. It’s $3500 for the procedure and $250 a year for storage. Or, you can pay $7000 for the procedure and lifetime storage.

There are a number of other questions that our clients have and I enjoy answering all of them, but these are the big three.

If you have any questions about Forever Labs, what we are doing or why it’s important. Let us know, or reach out to me directly: steven at foreverlabs dot com

Remember, your stem cells will never be as young as they are right now!

Dr. Schenden performs stem cell extractions at our office here in Troy. Contact us for more information or go to foreverlabs.com

Exciting New Procedure (Stem Cell Aspiration and Banking)

Posted January 12th, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

Dr. Michael J. Schenden has partnered with Forever Labs™ to be the first plastic surgeon in the Nation to offer this procedure. The goals of both organizations are simple. We endeavor to put you in the driver seat for your own health. Of course, for the best overall health and longevity, there is no substitute for diet and exercise. But is there more that can be done? Yes, we are dedicated to the idea that modern science has given us a unique opportunity to maintain a piece of our youthful selves well into the future. We sit at an inflection point for health and wellness that we predict will change some of the ways in which people think about their own health.

As you may have guessed, we are talking about stem cells, specifically, those from your bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells contribute to the health of a myriad of systems in the body. They help make your blood, rebuild connective tissue, and create a good deal of your immune system. More and more, we are seeing stem cells employed in clinical practice for things such as joint healing and cosmetic procedures for skin. The downside is that these treatments rely on using your stem cells as they currently exist.

Unfortunately, as we age we tend to lose our stem cells. The good news is that when you’re relatively young and healthy, your stem cells have the remarkable ability to replenish themselves. Storing the young cells today makes sense. This procedure simply takes your youthful stem cells and stores them for future use to fight age related disease or future rejuvenation therapies.  Our mission is to let everyone access their own stem cells as late in life as they wish, and these cells will be as fresh as the day they were stored. Each year, more treatments that are based on stem cell therapy become available. It is our contention that there is no better donor than your younger, healthier self, and there is no better time than today.

This procedure will be offered to all surgery patients and is a simple add on procedure or can be completed as a standalone procedure that takes only 30 minutes—and you are able to walk out within an hour.

For more information call our office today 248-524-0620 or check out our website and Forever Labs website at www.drschenden.com or www.foreverlabs.co

Are you confused about Skin Resurfacing Lasers?

Posted November 30th, 2016 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

You may have heard about lasers for your skin but find yourself confused about how they work and the benefits. First of all you need to ask yourself what are your biggest concerns with your skin?   Is it that you feel you need tightening and firming or are you bothered by redness or brown sunspots? We are able to treat your concerns with our full line of top rated lasers.  Fall is the perfect time for laser treatments; for optimal results skin should not be tan from the sun.

 

Brown Spots/Rosacea

If you are currently regretting using baby oil and basking in the suns rays because you now have discoloration to your skin, then the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatment may be for you.  Not only does it target pigment but it also targets redness.  IPL can also help treat rosacea and help with those pesky small capillaries on your face that bother you the most.  IPL is used most commonly on the face, neck, chest and hands.  This procedure takes about 20 minutes and has minimal downtime.  You may need 3-5 sessions for optimal results.

 

Firming and Stimulating Collagen

Now if firming your skin and stimulating collagen are your major concerns then looking at our ResurFx Laser or Active FX laser would be great options for you.

 

ResurFX Laser is used for softening and diminishing fine lines and improving skin texture and overall skin appearance.  This procedure has minimal downtime as you will have some redness and possible mild swelling for only a day or two. ResurFX stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin.  Optimal results are seen after 3-5 treatments and you will continue to see results up to six months following the treatment.

 

You can also combine the IPL and ResurFX on the same day for a Photofractional laser result, which works to minimize pigment and/or redness and tighten the skin while stimulating collagen. Combining these lasers may provide quicker results of the ResurFX.

 

Active FX Laser provides the maximum treatment you get in a single treatment setting. This laser uses a high-energy beam of light that causes the skin’s upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of healthy new skin.  This achieves a dramatic effect; however, it does require approximately five days of downtime, as your skin will have associated redness and peeling.  You will see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a softening of deeper lines. You will also see improved skin tone and texture, immediate contraction of the skin with reduction in pore size, and because it stimulates new collagen, you will see plumping of the skin up to six months after the procedure.

 

To find out more about each of these fabulous options and discuss what may benefit you and your skin the most, please call and schedule a free consultation with me at 248-524-0620.  I hope to see you soon.

Step Into Our Time Machine

Step Into Our Time Machine
by Dr. Clarissa Kroese. DO, Aesthetic Medicine

Do you want fewer wrinkles, tighter skin and an even balanced skin tone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have the answer for you, Active FX Laser Treatment. The FX laser is the new gold standard CO2 laser skin tightening and resurfacing system. This laser offers immediate wrinkle reduction due to tightening of existing collagen. Improvements continue up to six months due to new collagen formation and remodeling.

The Active FX laser has shown great improvement for people with hyperpigmentation (aka brown/sun spots). We have also seen improvement in people struggling with melasma.

If you would like to turn back time by having fewer wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and increased firming and “plumping” to your skin, call our office today and set up your free consultation. Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment.

For additional information:
Doctor’s Name: Dr Clarissa Kroese, DO, Aesthetic Medicine
Consultation Contact: Margaret Randall
Phone number: 248.524.0620
Practice/Website: Dr. Michael J. Schenden, MD – www.DrSchenden.com
Address: 201 W. Big Beaver Rd Ste 1130, Troy MI 48084