What do I do for my aging skin?

As an RN and Aesthetician I often get asked about how to treat aging skin. My answer is always first come in for a skin consultation. It is important to determine how your skin is aging, which area’s concern you the most and what your goals are and budget. Treatments are completed in different stages and I will work with you to determine the best treatment course for you.

Home care is the first place to start. As our skin ages we need to ensure the products we use contain growth factors, retinoid, vitamin C and alpha hydroxyl acids.

In Spa treatments include microdermabrasion, dermaplane, chemical peels, microneedling, and various laser treatments.

Medical treatments include deep skin resurfacing lasers such as a CO2 and wrinkle and volume loss correction with aesthetic injections.

Surgery can be a full facelift or perhaps a brow or eyelid lift.

At Schenden’s we offer all of the above and can ensure that your skin receives the appropriate care to achieve your goals.

Call me, Raquel Merlini, today for your free consultation. Schenden’s Medical Day Spa 248-524- 3622 or for Medical treatments 248-524- 0620.

Raquel Merlini
Registered Nurse & Aesthetician

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