Misty has been doing amazing things with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to restore hair. Our outcomes have impressed us to the point that we want to introduce this as a new treatment at Beauty Medical Aesthetics. Many of our patients are familiar with this PRP treatment as we have been using this technique for years in the face and neck. The mode of action is the same in the face as in the scalp. We supercharge your body's own powerful healing mechanism to stimulate activity in the scalp. We draw your own blood, put it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, and inject the PRP solution into the scalp. Specifically targeting the bulb of the hair follicle. A consult is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. For instance, patients with hair loss that occurred within the last 3-5 years are the best candidate for this treatment. The pictures below are the results after just 3 treatments.
APRIL 2018 BLOG
The Misty Makeover - A Comprehensive Way to Deliver Regenerative Medicine
We are introducing the Misty Makeover (M/M) today to celebrate National Small Business Week. The genesis of this comprehensive approach to regenerative medicine came from my OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. Two weeks ago I blocked out the schedule, brought in an outside consultant, and gave myself the rare treat to experience personally all the wonderful tools we have here in our office. The key is the synergistic benefits of combining the treatments. Simply explained the outcome improves when each tool that on it own lifts, tightens, reduces, fills, or resurfaces is combined into a comprehensive one day or half day treatment plan. This is where we can help in a consult and put together a specific plan for you. It’s the Misty Makeover (M/M) and we think it could be a big enough deal that we dedicate one or two specific M/M days a week where that’s all we do for one or two special patients. And, the downtime is minimal as I was still able to go to a craft beer festival the next night with my husband.
We are a provider owned small business and Becky and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
Who wants to go first?
MARCH 2017 BLOG
Beauty in a Bag - Liquid Wellness and Hydration Therapy, and More.
What do Hollywood Celebrities, Rock Stars, and Professional Athletes know that you don’t?
It’s been in the news. Celebrity and fashion magazines like Elle and Cosmo. Fitness magazines like Shape and Women’s Health. You’ve seen dehydrated athletes on the sidelines getting IVs. Some of the earliest headlines were focused on hangover clinics so we initially struggled with a case of “infusion confusion”. Today, intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy is flourishing on the west coast for health conscious people in the know to help fight fatigue, increase energy, stimulate metabolism, get a healthy glow, recover from workouts, and boost immunity before travel. From the Beauty Medical Aesthetics perspective our aesthetics and wellness tools such as injections, lasers, peels, and such, have materially improved the youthful appearance of my patients, yet I wonder, “am I just scratching the surface?”. Is IV therapy a way for me to work from the inside out?
It started gradually, with a slow drip, drip, then progressed further, and now it’s about to be a waterfall. Frankly, my patients have been asking for it. The IV drip isn’t that far off from the skinny shots and hormone replacement injections I already offer. I have been following this trend for over a year now yet I always had questions. Is this a fad or is this science? We have all seen fads like oxygen therapy bars, hangover lounges, cryotherapy spas, but before I introduced something new to my clients, new to Dallas even, I wanted more research on the benefits from a beauty, performance and wellness perspective.
Hollywood Comes to Dallas
I am pleased to announce the introduction of our IV nutrient therapy drips. Our goal is to provide you a safe and medically supervised setting for your personally designed vitamin and mineral infused IV nutrient therapy benefiting your beauty, performance, and wellness health.
Eat your spinach to grow strong and take Vitamin C if you feel a cold coming on. We have all heard these sayings and it makes sense that what you put in your body impacts how you feel and look. And the size of the vitamin and nutritional supplement market, $12 – 37 billion depending on whose estimates and what categories are included, supports the belief that Americans are taking vitamins and supplements for a variety of reasons. It’s my nature though to ask if the results justify this spending and more importantly, is consuming these products orally the optimal delivery method?
First, get the image of party hard Keith Richards out of your head. This isn’t a blood transfusion and understanding how he is still alive is a whole other research topic. For our discussion IV therapy is the administration of a fluid substance (solution) directly into a vein as a therapeutic treatment. You can call it a “drip”. Many people enjoy the boost an antioxidant smoothie or a shot of wheat grass provides yet more than half the nutrients never make it past the digestive system into your bloodstream. The same is true for oral daily vitamins. The goal of a drip is to deliver a higher dose of essential vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system to allow maximum cell absorption making it more effective and faster acting than taking them orally. Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for a healthy body and are obtained through the foods we eat. Unfortunately, whether a result of a fast paced lifestyle or over processed foods many people are deficient in these essential nutrients. These vitamins and minerals are part of a biochemical process in every cell in our bodies. A number of nutritional deficiencies are suspected as a potential cause for many chronic illnesses. Our interest lies in the influence nutrients have on aging, a weak immune system, athletic performance/recovery, allergies, hormone balance, fatigue, libido, and migraines. Although I am not advocating IV therapy as a cure all nor a substitute for consulting your personal physician for a serious medical condition, I do advocate IV therapy as an adjunct in any condition where low levels of nutrients are present. And I can attest patients claim the beauty treatments do indeed make their skin glow and the wellness treatments do provide an energy boost.
Its in the Bag
What nutrients we put in the IV bag will depend on your specific needs. We have created a menu that generally falls into three categories.
1. BEAUTY- Looking to get a “glow” on your skin? Your friends may even comment on your appearance s within hours of your treatment. Results can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and encourage production of collagen. Try our “Fountain of Youth’ drip.
2. FITNESS – Feeling lethargic the night before a 5K run? Sore muscles from the previous day’s hard work out? Try our “Game Day” drip for hydration, energy, and recovery.
3. WELLNESS – Looking for an immune system boost before a trip overseas? Try our “Immune Cocktail” drip to reduce cold and flu symptoms, seasonal allergies, reduce oxidative stress, and protect against free radicals. Is work or kids getting you down? Try our “Myers Cocktail” drip for an energy boost to cope with a busy lifestyle.
Get Your Drip On
What to expect. Your first visit starts with a short consult with me and a review of your medical history. Based on that discussion, if warranted, I will recommend a drip cocktail personalized for your needs. After checking your blood pressure we will start the drip. Settle into a chair and plan to have time to answer emails on your phone or tune into Netflix as the treatment on average will last an hour. Lastly, expect to call us the next day and rave about the results and share social media posts with your friends.
As discussed above, providing the body with the essential nutrients it requires is generally healthy for most people. There are small risks associated with the intravenous injection process, which may include bruising around the needle injection site. During and after infusions patients can experience a variety of feelings ranging from energetic to very sleepy or dizzy. Consider having a meal or snack prior to your appointment.
As the body absorbs vitamins and minerals it is only natural that the positive effects will eventually wear off. That is why we recommend memberships to keep an ongoing treatment regimen.
At last we have reached the “infusion conclusion”, IV nutrient therapy from Beauty Medical Aesthetics is one more way to “Stay Beautiful”.
JANUARY 2017 BLOG
ICE ICE BABY
Have you heard of Soprano Ice, Harmony, and V-Shape? Although they sound like members of a hip-hop band they are actually the latest in Cosmetic medical technology and the newest additions to the Beauty Medical Aesthetics services lineup.
SOPRANO ICE. Vanilla Ice was known for his spiky hair and Soprano Ice is all about hair removal. Laser Hair Removal or LHR for short. Legs, arms, face, chest, Brazilian, and more (or should we say less?).
The Soprano ICE platform represents a new era in laser hair removal technology and treatment methods. By incorporating multiple laser wavelengths and technologies, Soprano ICE allows treatment on the widest range of patients and hair types quickly and painlessly, all year round.
• Proven Safety Record
• All Skin Types
• Tanned Skin
• Full Coverage Rate
Harmony. It takes a lot of notes to stay in harmony and this machine does a little bit of everything. IPL photo facial, tattoo removal, skin tightening, fractal ablative skin rejuvenation, and brown spot removal.
Harmony XL is a robust, modular medical aesthetic treatment platform offering nearly 20 distinct laser, light-based and ultrasound technologies.
• Multi-Application Platform
• Clinically proven in extensive clinical studies
• Over 65 FDA-cleared indications
V-Shape. This the “sporty Spice” of the spice girls. Technically this machine isn't a laser, it uses Radio frequency waves. This machine shapes you by burning fat, reducing cellulite, and it performs anti aging facials.
V-shape is a multiplatform technology that integrates “Next Generation” Ultrasound, Focused Radiofrequency (RF), and Microablative RF needling applications to deliver effective, highly customizable treatments for positive, natural, long lasting results.
• Deep Heating Technology
• Effective Dialectric Heating
• Powerful Impedance Matching
• Control Clinical Outcomes with Focused RF
• Cold Shear Wave and Hot Ultrasound Technology
Its one thing to have the newest instruments yet it takes skill to get the desired results. These are not plug and play instruments. Dr. misty Kimbrell believes the key to great result is 1) an initial consultation to discuss what options are best for you and 2) well trained technicians like Becky and Staci. These machines in the wrong hands can cause serious harm therefore we highly recommend seeking treatment from someone you know and trust. In addition, your goals are best achieved with a holistic approach that includes other treatments. Maybe Thermage is best for you. We also offer Clear and Brilliant. And our cosmetic injectables and rejuvenation procedures work synergistically with lasers and RF to fill, lift, and tighten to achieve a desired result.
Welcome to our Newsletter that highlights the people, products, trends in the Aesthetics market, and special promotions that all make Beauty Medical Aesthetics the premiere medically supervised, state of the art aesthetic medicine, anti-aging and wellness office in the DFW Metroplex .
In this issue Message from Misty
* Valentine's Gift that Last Thank you to all that attended our Holiday party.
* Bye Bye Blackheads We are blessed to have so many wonderful patients. 2019
* Memberships.... New! is already flying by so I wanted to take a moment to share
* Gift Cards what fun is happening the next few months with me
* Special Pricing this Month outside the office.
True Love Lasts.....
Here is A Valentine's Day gift that lasts! Bellafill
is a collagen based dermal filler with distinctively
long lasting results. If you want to enjoy
Valentine’s Day with corrected wrinkles and
more volume then a consult with Misty is the first
step. Keep Reading more about Bellafill in our
"Featured Products" section on our website or
watch Misty in action on our Youtube channel.
Did you know starting at the age of 20 a person
produces 1% less collagen in the skin per year?
By the age 40 a woman will have lost 10-20% of her
collagen. At 50 she may have lost up to half the collagen in her skin! Treatments like Bellafill and Sculptra help your body regenerate the collagen lost in the face. These treatments are part of a broader plan to combat aging and collagen loss that also includes Thermage, Retin A, and Vitamin drips. We will highlight these treatments in subsequent newsletters and as always Misty is available to discuss specifics in a personal consult.
Our last newsletter highlighted HydroJet, saying "This little machine packs a lot of technology that will reduce wrinkles and smooth your skin. If you are familiar with Hydrafacials imagine if you add an additional energy source to drive nutrients below the surface of your skin. This is transformational and why we had to bring this into our practice. And we are the first to offer the Ionoderme HydroJet in DFW ".
Well it got even better. We have innovated a new treatment with Hydrojet that cleans out blackheads and shrinks pore size. Keep Reading more about Hydrojet, including a customized facial peel with no downtime, on our "SERVICES" section on our website.
We say “Stay Beautiful” and part of that is a monthly routine of good skin care. We make it easy and affordable with our new membership plan.
For Valentine's Day give the gift of Beauty. We have gift cards in any denomination you wish for use on products and services. Drop by or call/text 469 608-1008.
Its the time of year we always run a "Kissable Lips" special pricing promotion. Be sure not to miss one of our most awesome specials yet! Lip fillers Restylane or Juvederm syringe only $475 and buy one get one half off select services! Come in and let us plan a custom package to get you ready for your Valentine’s day! Hurry, offer is only good till February 14th!
Below we list some of the all time favorite Valentine's movies. Let us know if you have a favorite at email@example.com.....and Magic Mike is NOT an option and yes we know some of you were thinking that. LOL
Message from Misty
I enjoy chatting with my patients about kids, spouses, work and such. As always there is a flurry of activity at home. The year started out as usual with a trip back home to visit family where the cow to human per acre ratio is 100 to 1. Some of you might have seen the social media post we sent out with my attempt to nurse a newly born baby calf back to health. Moving on to my own baby calf, J-Belle, we are busy keeping up with her busy schedule. Last week she modeled at Terry Costa prom/wedding dress shop where she is on the Teen Board. The last few weeks Brian and I have been busy planning all the components that go into her bid for Miss Texas Outstanding Teen. She has made several appearances and signed hundreds of autographs. Her title is Miss Lake O' the Pines and she will be competing in the Statewide Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant this summer. Under the Miss America Organization, this program is one of the largest providers of scholarship assistance for young women across the globe. Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a non-profit organization that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence.
Each year, the Miss Texas Organization presents a program book where companies, advertisers, family and volunteers promote their businesses, showcase their contestants, and wish their girls good luck by purchasing ad pages. If you or your business are interested in buying an ad for this please contact me and i will get you the details..
In addition, part of J-Belles's platform is her charity. Kozy for Kids has a mission to donate new cozy throw blankets for area children's hospitals to provide comfort to kids making a hospital or ER visit. Click here for more information.
In addition, the Miss America Organization has teamed up with Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local children's hospitals. To donate, visit https://maoteen4kids.org/Contestant/Texas.
Before you know it summer will be here.
BLOG SUMMER 2016
3 "P"s OF SUMMER SKIN CARE
When it comes to summer sun skin care, Dr Misty Kimbrell DNP, RN ACNP-BC suggests following her 3 “P”s: Protect, re-Place, and Produce.
“Many of my patients are preparing for summer trips, the hot Texas sun, and many more poolside selfies. The bright summer sun is unforgiving on the skin and can worsen wrinkles and acne scars, so my patients are looking for improved skin health and appearance. My 3 “P”s can help you get through the summer looking better than ever."
Protect - Use a quality sunscreen (UVA and UVB), utilize shade, and make sure to reapply often.
re-Place- Let’s get to the cause of wrinkle lines and lost volume in the face. As you age, collagen is lost. The solution is a dermal filler that replaces collagen immediately and naturally stimulates the skin to look more healthy and youthful. The benefits of this particular dermal filler extends to ace scars as well.
Produce- This dermal filler is the only collagen filler with microshperes, a bio-compatible material known as PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). The spheres elicit an inflammatory response, which stimulates the body to produce a collagen capsule around these spheres. In other words, PMMA has the ongoing benefit of producing collagen by working with your body’s natural processes.
With my 3 “P”s you will have more youthful skin and feel comfortable extending that selfie stick out and snapping those summer selfies with a new found confidence!
ARE ACNE SCARS HURTING YOUR SELFI-ESTEEM?
Acne scars can hurt your selfi-esteem. It seems like everyone is taking selfies but if you are one of 40 million people that suffer from acne scars you may be avoiding the camera. I feel for my patients. They can feel humiliated, ugly, frustrated, and even socially outcast. And, you are aware of it even if others can’t see it. It takes a Physical…..emotional……and social toll on patients. Well, I have good news, don’t just live with it. I am using an FDA approved filler that can change your selfi-esteem.
ACNE scaring – Atrophic acne scars are pitted scars that occur when fibrous tissue replaces healthy tissue damaged by acne and not enough replacement collagen is formed.
This is a severely under treated indication and many of my patients have previously tried options with less than
satisfactory results. Atrophic acne scars are pitted scars that occur when fibrous tissue replaces healthy tissue
damaged by acne and not enough replacement collagen is formed. Acne scars can have a physical and
emotional impact on individuals, and have shown to cause high levels of anxiety and self-consciousness. In
fact, in an independent study, 71 percent of people feel that their acne scars negatively affect their self-
confidence. I’ve seen firsthand the emotional and physical impact that acne scars have on patients. It can
make them feel ashamed, embarrassed and lessen their self-confidence on a day-to-day basis. There is a
new application of a well-established aesthetic treatment that can help. Bellafill is the only dermal filler
approved for adding volume below the atrophic acne scar. The procedure works by breaking down the
underlying scar tissue and filling and lifting the crevice up to the level of the surrounding skin. The result is
smoother looking skin. Bellafill® is a collagen gel based dermal filler that immediately adds volume to the skin
and over time has microspheres which stimulates your body’s own collagen production. It is also the only
dermal filler established safe and effective through 5 years in the largest and longest prospective dermal filler
study ever completed. Naturally the aging process will slow collagen production as you get older so a small
touchup of Bellafill years later will be all you will need to maintain the original correction levels.
Bellafill® is the only dermal filler established safe and effective through 5 years in the
largest and longest prospective dermal filler study ever completed.
To help patients cope with the aftermath of acne I recommend going to ascarfreeme.com . It’s a free online
social community dedicated to helping people who suffer from acne scarring. The site offers educational
insights and includes resource and multimedia libraries, a list of acne scar treatments, expert advice and an
open forum to dialogue and share personal experiences. I have an informational video on my home page
that can help with the first step, http://www.beautymedicalaesthetics.com. The next step is up to you. As
always I am available for consultations in order to ascertain the most appropriate procedure available for
your individual needs. So rather than resorting to photo shopping your acne away, the new you will feel
comfortable extending that monopod out and snapping selfies with a new found confidence!
THE TOP 10 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN GETTING BOTOX FOR THE FIRST TIME
BOB, the “Basics of Botox”. You already know the basics from talking with friends or reading websites.
You know it is FDA approved for facial lines and wrinkles and will make you look younger. You know
Botox is a purified protein derived from Clostridium Botulinum which sounds scary but millions of
happy patients keep coming back for more and it is safe. You probably already know Botox blocks
signals from the nerves to the muscles thus impairing muscle contractions beneath the skin that cause
wrinkles to form. Without these contractions, your skin appears smooth and wrinkle-free. You know it’s
relatively pain free, not time consuming, and there is no downtime afterwards. You may even know it can
be priced on a “per unit” consumed or on a “per area” treated. However, now you have apprehension
about what to do next?
WTF, “What To Fear”? There are many things to worry about such as finding an Aesthetics Provider
with the right experience, skills, products, and pricing for you. The good news is there are some
guidelines to help you move forward fearlessly. Here, Dr. Misty Kimbrell DNP, RN, ACNP-BC shares
her top 10 things to avoid when getting Botox for the first time.
1) One and only.
Don’t fall for it. While this is a sweet Valentine’s Day sentiment, it doesn’t apply to your face. Botox
is wonderful because even your grandmother has heard of it but, that doesn’t mean it is the one and
only treatment option available or the neurotoxin that is best for you. Also, what’s best for you may
not be what works best for your friends. There are actually three products in what is called the
neuromodulator market: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. While they share the same active ingredient they
are three different neurotoxin products. As you take these first steps toward wrinkle reduction, don’t do
so with a mindset that you already know which product is best for you. One may be a better fit for you
than another. Let’s raise the bar a little higher and find a provider with experience in all the subtle
differences these product options offer you.
2) Were number one!
If a provider boasts that they have the best Botox in Dallas that should be a red flag. As we now know,
there are 3 different neuromodulators, thus being #1 in Botox suggests either a one size fits all approach
or a lack of familiarity or training in the many other treatment options in the market. There is a surprisingly
broad range of providers out there starting with your spa or nail salon. As a rule, most experienced
injectors do not like to work in that environment. On the other end of the spectrum is the reputed #1
plastic surgeon to the stars. They may do wonderful breast enhancements, but that is no guarantee that
they’ll be any good at Botox, let alone even be in the office the day of your appointment. The right provider
for you most likely is not the one with highest volume or glitziest marketing campaign. Choose a provider
that looks at you, the patient, as being number one.
3) Different strokes.
People are different and their bodies respond differently to the three different neuromodulator products.
There are several unique product features to be mindful of. For starters, the products spread under the skin
differently and might be more appropriate for different areas of the face. Some act faster, or wear off sooner,
or react differently. The product formulations are differentiated. For example, Botox and Dysport are
formulated with an accompanying protein. Some people do not react well to this protein resulting in
headaches, so Xeomin may be a better alternative because it lacks the protein and reduces your risk of
“Botox Headache” following your treatment. Dysport has been shown to have faster onset and better
longevity for some patients. Making it a great treatment option for patients that feel like their results are
not lasting long enough. And last but not least, the dosage levels are different, which in the wrong hands
could create some serious problems. Your Aesthetic Provider needs to understand these product
differences and which one you will respond to the best.
4) Takes 2 to Tango.
Your dance partner can’t dip if there isn’t someone there to lift. Your aesthetic provider needs to have more
than one dance move as well. The best result most often includes more products than just a neuromodulator.
Restylane, Bellafill, Eclipse PRP, Juvederm, Voluma, and Radiesse to name a few. Each has their own unique
characteristics. A combination therapy that includes a wide variety of fillers, peels, and lasers will work
together to dip, fill, and lift in order to create a synergistic outcome. Frankly, only a handful of providers have
the training and experience in such a diverse list of products.
5) Point and shoot.
An Aesthetics Provider really needs to take the time to analyze the intricacies of your individual face. As well
as, understand the aging process and how it has affected your face. Including how the muscles interact,
your skeletal structure and how much collagen, fat, and bone your face has lost over the years. This is not
something attained at a three day weekend Botox certification seminar. While there are general areas of the
face where these products work, such as the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, there is no template
for where to shoot that applies to everyone.
You know what I mean, and it’s often the reason many people haven’t tried Botox before. An Aesthetics
Provider must goal of aesthetics is to replace what aging took away from you and in some cases correct
flaws. Not to change you into something else. More is not necessarily better and sometimes less is not best.
There is a balance, between under and over treating, that an experienced Aesthetic Provider has learned
over the years.
7) I’ll be back.
Go into your first treatment expecting to be back several times a year. The happiest patients with the best
results tend to be the ones that return to the same Aesthetics Provider year after year. Most procedures are
nonpermanent corrections that will need frequent updates to keep your more youthful look optimized over
time. It’s a long term relationship so take care to do the research up front to find someone you can envision
coming back to. And always schedule a follow up after your treatment.
8) Super Cuts.
When it comes to injecting things into your face do you view it the same as shopping for a burrito on
Groupon or more akin to shopping for a new hair salon? What does this have to do with my Botox you ask?
If you want an inexpensive haircut in 20 minutes, that’s fine. However, rather than an assembly line you
might be happier with a provider that is willing to spend time with you. This is called a consultation and
there will even be a medical chart generated. There are a lot of questions you have. The Aesthetics Provider
has lots of questions for you as well. This takes time, maybe even an hour, so ask how much time is set
aside for your consultation. The answer may impact whether your results are super, or not.
9) Mona Lisa.
Is she smiling or frowning? Or both? The artist had great skill to achieve that look. Your Aesthetics
Provider has to be an artist too. This is an innate talent that goes beyond skillful hands. Understanding the
product is important. Medical training in skeletal and muscle structure is important. But often the missing
ingredient is the artistic eye than sees the canvas and envisions how to layer paint and colors in a manner
to achieve a desired end product. This is an intangible that you can’t find on a website, or brochure, or an
advertisement. Again, a consultation, face to face, may be helpful in finding your artist.
10) Wink, wink.
So the Groupon deal or advertisement in the mail is just too good to pass up? Oh my, honey this really is
your first time! As so many before you have discovered that promotional price might be for only one
“wink”, not two winks. If that price is only enough to treat the crow’s feet around one eye, and you are not
a Cyclopes, then you will find yourself sitting in the procedure chair spending a lot more money than you
expected when you first walked in. Money should not be the deciding factor in selecting your Aesthetics
Your forthcoming more youthful appearance can be a reality if you avoid some of the first timer mistakes
by finding an Aesthetics Provider with the right experience, skills, products, and pricing.
More about Misty.
Dr. Misty Kimbrell DNP, RN, ACNP-BC is a dedicated Doctor of Nursing Practice and Board Certified Acute
Care Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in aesthetic medicine, prevention,
anti-aging, and wellness. Prior to moving to Dallas Texas, Dr. Misty trained other providers and nurses in
Georgia in the use of multiple filler products, the use of PRP injections, and Liquid Face Lifts. She has a
vast product knowledge and has used a variety of treatments during her years of experience. Thus,
allowing her to combine her experience, understanding of the aging process, and artistic vision to provide
her patients with beautiful enhancements and a more youthful appearance. She is currently providing an
array of Aesthetic services at Age Wait in North Dallas and is pleased to also offer anti-aging, weight loss,
and wellness programs.
Has your aesthetics professional kept up with the latest products?
This is Part 1 in a series of blogs with Dr Misty Kimbrell DNP, RN, ACNP-BC discussing trends in the aesthetics market.
With new and established products on the market it may be time to review what options are currently best
for you. It’s a given that women over the last 10 years have accepted injections as a better alternative to
expensive face lifts to achieve a more youthful appearance and to save money. And the industry data
supports this. In 2013, there were more than 2.2 million injectable filler procedures, which makes fillers
the second most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, and the fastest growing.
Misty, have you noticed an increase in the interest for Bellafill?
“Yes, if you love the youthful look that dermal fillers provide, but wish the results weren’t so temporary,
then consider Bellafill. Several of my patients have been asking about this filler. You can have a youthful
appearance that now lasts years, up to 5 years, instead of the months for other fillers”
Bellafill is the only collagen filler with microsheres. Bellafill adds volume to the skin to lift and smooth
away wrinkles and folds.
Why do you think Bellafill is less well known?
“From what I’ve seen there is a scarcity of skilled professionals comfortable with using Bellafill. If Bellafill
is right for you I strongly recommend an experienced injector. Although most non invasive aesthetic
procedures are not permanent, patients should take special care in selecting a professional, especially
with the longevity of this product. Frankly, many injectors are frightened to use a product that requires
this level of confidence and skills. Its not for everyone”.
How did Misty get this level of confidence?
Bellafill is currently only available in the Dallas market from a select group of physicians that have been
properly trained by the company. Misty used the product at a previous practice in Georgia. In addition,
continuing education and training is key and Misty has been busy doing just this. In fact, we have
positive feedback from a patient. Bellafill recently flew in a surgeon experienced with Bellafill to work a
morning with Misty and we wanted to share the feedback from patient Demaree. “I was very comfortable
with Misty after I heard the guest surgeon say Misty had the best injector skills he had seen on his trip,
maybe ever. And Misty shared several techniques with the trainer who said
he planned to utilize”.
Misty has a vast product knowledge and has used a variety of treatments during her years of experience.
Thus, allowing her to combine her experience, understanding of the aging process, and artistic vision to
provide her patients with beautiful enhancements and a more youthful appearance.
How are the results different than other fillers?
The beautiful benefits of Bellafill are immediate correction and lasting improvement with visible benefits
through 5 years for wrinkles known as smile lines. That is not just us talking. Patients agree. In a
consumer survey, 91% of patients were likely to recommend Bellafill. In a 5 year study, 83% of patients
were satisfied to very satisfied with their nasolabial fold correction at the end of 5 years.
The microspheres in Bellafill® are made of PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate), a biocompatible material
that has been used in medical implants for 65 years. The spheres elicit an inflammatory response, which
stimulates the body to create a collagen capsule around these spheres. In other words, PMMA helps
replace lost collagen by working with your body’s natural processes.
Results sound great but is it safe?
Yes, Bellafill has a proven safety profile. Bellafill was proven safe in the longest and largest prospective
dermal filler study ever completed. Although the FDA approved the product in 2006 for improving the
nasolabial folds, there have been recent studies that have expanded its indications. 1) The use of Bellafill
for acne scars (a future blog on this subject) and 2) data which shows at least 5 years of correction from a
Bellafill treatment. Both of these studies are ground breaking, with no other fillers able to make these claims.
This is a simple, in-office treatment with little to no downtime. You can immediately resume normal activities.
Additionally, please note that Bellafill requires a skin test in the U.S. to identify patients who may be allergic
to the collagen or lidocaine in Bellafill.
Now that I have learned more about Bellafill how does that fit into my budget?
Your new look as we have discussed will last longer. We have several ways to look at the cost and essentially
spreading it out over years. The investment upfront for Bellafill is greater but you will be avoiding touch ups
every 6 months which over 3-5 years can add up. Another approach is to start small and return every 3
months to layer more Bellafill on, again spreading the expense over several years. Either way you will look
great and you might find the math for Bellifill over 3-5 years is more economical than returning frequently for
a shorter duration product. Ask Misty about a special where you can buy a package and do 4 syringes now
and return for a touch up free with the 5th syringe four months later. Alternatively, contact us for more details
regarding a financing program.
Have you kept up with the latest aesthetics products? If you love the youthful look that dermal fillers provide but
wish the results weren’t so temporary we may have just the thing for you.
BEAUTY Medical Aesthetics
Dr. Misty Kimbrell DNP, RN, ACNP-BC