Aesthetics @ The Blend Institute

After feeling great on BHRT the next logical step is to enhance your appearance with one of these three treatments provided by Dr Blend MD



Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XC is a new injectable treatment from the creators of BOTOX and Juvederm. Like those treatments, it is administered sub-dermally through a small injection. Unlike those two treatments, however, Juvederm Voluma XC used to combat volume loss in the cheeks of the face.
As aging and gravity take their toll, the face begins to lose volume. This is due to the loss of naturally occurring substances such as hyaluronic acid (HA).

Most other dermal fillers and smoothing gels are not approved to treat the loss of facial volume. They are, instead designed to treat issues such as fine lines and nasolabial folds (smile lines).

Juvederm Voluma XC is FDA-approved to treat age-related volume loss in the cheek area of adults 21-and-over.

How Does Juvederm Voluma XC Work?

Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XC is injected in to the cheek area, also referred to as the mid-face. Juvederm Voluma XC contains two solutions designed to boost facial volume:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
  • A mild painkiller

In essence, Juvederm Voluma XC is a volumiser. After the treatment, which takes just a few minutes, many patients see fuller and rounder facial features, which provide an altogether more youthful look. Unlike other fillers, Voluma was designed specifically for this purpose.

Juvederm Voluma Results

before and after

Before & After pictures are provided by the product manufacturer.  Results may not occur for all patients.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Most dermal fillers in use today provide an FDA-approved solution to smoothing out unwanted age lines and adding volume to your features. The procedures incur zero downtime, and their effects can be seen almost immediately.

The process is simple. A professional injects a substance into the areas surrounding the nose, mouth, and chin to smooth wrinkles by adding volume beneath the surface of the skin.


Juvederm Treatments - Bradenton, FL

With Juvéderm® therapy, a colorless gel called hyaluronic acid is injected into the treatment area.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally created by the body, and acts as a sponge to absorb water and store it under the skin, lending your face a fuller, youthful appearance.

Within the Juvéderm® family of products there are also several options to consider depending on the condition you wish to address. For example, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is a thicker gel used to fill deeper furrows in the skin, while Juvéderm® Ultra is a thinner solution for smoothing away fine lines. Both options last for up to one year with just a single treatment.


Dermal Before After

Before & After pictures are provided by the product manufacturer.  Results may not occur for all patients.


Restylane Treatments - Bradenton, FL

Much like Juvederm, Restylane uses hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and folds by adding volume to the skin. It is also effective in enhancing the fullness of your lips and has been FDA approved for the purposes of lip enhancement for patients over the age of 21.

The injections will be absorbed naturally by the body over time, but with follow up treatments at 4.5 or 9 months, Restylane results can last up to 18 months.

Restylane® Results

Dermal Before After

Before & After pictures are provided by the product manufacturer.  Results may not occur for all patient

BOTOX® Cosmetic 

Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Have wrinkles become an accepted part of aging?

That may be the “common wisdom” on the subject, but there is an alternative to wrinkles, crow’s feet and more. Botox Cosmetic® provides a safe, effective solution for helping you look younger non-surgically.

Is Botox For Me?

Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Some of the imperfections most commonly treated with Botox include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Eyebrow wrinkles
  • Forehead furrows

In addition to these cosmetic issues, Botox has also proven effective in treating some medical issues such as migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat) and some forms of bladder dysfunction. If you’re struggling with wrinkles, eyebrow-lines or even migraines, Botox may be the solution you need.

How Does Botox Work?

BOTOX® Treatment - Bradenton, FL

The non-surgical Botox procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office, to ensure maximum comfort. A Botox session takes only 10 – 15 minutes per injection, with no downtime needed afterward. You can resume your favorite activities and even return to work right away.

The result of the treatment is firmer, more youthful skin, along with reduced wrinkles and lines. The effects of Botox Cosmetic treatment last around four months, and most typically see results within 30 days of receiving treatment.

BOTOX Cosmetic Results

Botox® Cosmetic Treatment

Before & After pictures are provided by the product manufacturer.  Results may not occur for all patients.


Dermapen® Micro Needling Skin Treatment

Dermapen Micro Needling

What is Dermapen® Micro Needling?

Dermapen® Micro Needling is a skin treatment option that can stimulate collagen and elastin by penetrating tiny needles over the skin.

How does Dermapen® Micro Needling treatment work?

Dermapen Micro Needling

With Dermapen® Micro Needling treatment, the tiny needles pierce the dermal layer and set off your skin's healing reaction. To your skin's benefit, this reaction triggers the production of new collagen and elastin, thereby plumping your skin while lifting, tightening, and rejuvenating it.

Dermapen® Micro Needling treatment can be used in conjunction with treatments like laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

What conditions does Dermapen® Micro Needling treat?

Dermapen Micro Needling

Dermapen® Micro Needling treats many kinds of skin conditions, including the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Keloid scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
  • Alopecia
  • Skin lifting, tightening, and rejuvenation

How effective is Dermapen® Micro Needling treatment?

Dermapen Micro Needling

Dermapen® Micro Needling is effective in addressing fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, keloid scars, and stretch marks, among many other skin conditions. It is an effective treatment option for all skin types and pigments. Typically, this treatment is most effective in a series of 4 to 6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

Dermapen® Micro Needling Results

Dermapen Micro Needling - Bradenton, FL

Before & After pictures are provided by the product manufacturer. Results may not occur for all patients.

You can expect this treatment to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin. Many patients experience the diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the minimized appearance of scars. There is little downtime needed after this treatment.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation


Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Rejuvenation Therapy - Bradenton, FL

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation Therapy? Have you heard of The Vampire Facelift introduced by Dr C. Runels, this is what it entails!

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain growth factors; when applied to the skin, they can stimulate the growth of collagen. Collagen plumps the skin, giving it a youthful and supple appearance. PRP for facial rejuvenation has been used since 2006. It can be used with wrinkles and areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck, and jawline. In the case of The Vampire Facelift the PRP is injected under the skin, usually the cheeks, to enhance any fillers used along with rejuvenating the skin.

How is PRP made?

Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Rejuvenation Therapy

Platelets for PRP are made from the patient's own blood. It is similar to a patient donating his or her blood before a surgical procedure. This is what the process entails.

  • First, blood is withdrawn from the patient into tubes.
  • Next, the blood is placed in a centrifuge and is spun around.
  • The centrifuge process concentrates the red and white blood cells and platelets in different levels in the tubes. Blood plasma that is rich in platelets is taken out and is readied for the application process.

How is PRP used for facial rejuvenation?

Platelet Rich Plasma Facial Rejuvenation Therapy

First, your skin is assessed and prepared for treatment. Then, anesthetic cream is placed on the face about 15 minutes before the procedure. Next, blood plasma that has gone through the PRP process is applied topically on the skin after your DERMAPEN treatment or injected in target areas in the case of theVampire facelift. The actual procedure takes about 20 minutes to a full hour depending on your treatment plan.

What are the expected results associated with PRP facial rejuvenation?

Improvement of skin fullness, texture, and tone can be noticeable within a few weeks of treatment. PRP for facial rejuvenation is applied during the initial treatment but it is recommended you return for Microneedling with DERMAPEN for at least 3-4 treatment spaced 3 weeks apart.

Who are good candidates for PRP for facial rejuvenation?

The treatment is suitable for individuals hoping for gradual but noticeable improvement in their skin skin's fullness, texture, and tone. PRP for facial rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for patients seeking little to no downtime after treatment.

The Blend Institute

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