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Those Dreaded Lip Lines

Lately, I have had many consults where the number one priority for our customers was lip lines. Like so many other wrinkles on the face, lip lines have been coined with other more witty names. “Bar codes” is my favorite. Quite the image! Honestly, when I get asked about how to treat them, I take a long pause…a slow deep breath…and often begin by apologizing. They happen to be one of the most difficult things to treat when it comes to the aging face. They occur for multiple reasons, but the main two are:    Repeated lip pursing through speech, … Continue Reading

The Chin and Jawline Are Coming of Age

A very important new concept around the aging face is becoming more mainstream.  Many of the more experienced injectors around the world and I have been working on trying to improve the jawline and chin area for years. We are really starting to make strides on how to treat this area without surgery while maintaining a natural look. Changes in the chin and jawline are some of the first signs of aging that start to get noticed in our 40’s.  Not everyone is structurally blessed with a strong chin and jawline, and if the bony structure is not naturally strong, … Continue Reading

A Personal Story of Inspiration

Every day at ReNue, I feel very privileged that I get small glimpses into our patients’ lives.  Today, I want to share a personal journey that really got my attention over the last few months. I often feel very inspired by our patients. Thanks to them, I am reminded of the benefits of feeling more confident and empowered in one’s life.  We hope and believe that ReNue plays a role in helping our patients achieve inner and outer wellbeing. A Patient’s Inspiration I was introduced to a patient by one of my nurses the other day.  This patient had just … Continue Reading

How Do You Know When You Have Found Your Medical Aesthetic Home?

Here at ReNue, we are very excited to be working on a new practice management system that will improve our patient care even more, but it begs the question, “How do you know when you have found the right place to address your aesthetic needs?” In order to answer this question, I recommend asking yourself the following questions. If you can answer yes to most or all of them, then you’ve found your medical aesthetic home! If not, I recommend you keep looking. External Factors to Consider: Is the clinic warm and inviting, clean and professional? Is the staff friendly … Continue Reading

The Re-Consult

In a follow up to my last blog, I wanted to discuss the second most important factor for getting a great result with your skin care regimen.  It is what we call the re-consult.  The re-consult is something that we try to schedule yearly to review our treatments, review the results and make sure we remain on track.  The analogy would be going in for an annual check-up with your doctor and then never having a complete check-up done again.  You want to be preventative and not wait for illness to happen.  It is not that different in the medical … Continue Reading