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FDA Approves Juvéderm® Ultra for Lips

Allergan has received FDA approval to market Juvéderm® Ultra XC for use in the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. It has proven results lasting up to one year for lip augmentation.   Would you like to learn more about Juvederm® Ultra XC ? Schedule an appointment with […]

Quick Guide to Preparing for Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is nothing new. This therapy for removing spider veins has been around in one form or another since the late 1980s. But the introduction of newer techniques has made it as popular as laser vein treatments. In sclerotherapy, a special solution known as a sclerosant is injected into unwanted blood vessels (the varicose or […]

Can Facial Fillers Help With Dark Under Eye Circles?

Under eye circles are no bueno. They make a person look tired and years older than their actual age. Most people assume such circles are a result of lack of sleep or stress. But in reality there are many other factors that could influence the appearance of such issues, one of which is volume loss. […]

The Truth About Enlarged Pores

The appearance of enlarged pores is a common concern for our patients at Lumier Medical. To achieve the best outcomes possible, a thorough explanation of the underlying cause of enlarged pores is included in our personalized treatment approach. The cause Generally, the sebaceous glands underneath the skin produce sebum, an oily, waxy form of matter […]

Your Quick Guide to Xeomin

Botox may be the queen of injectables, but its sister, Xeomin, should not be overlooked. In July 2011, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the injectable for improving the appearance of the unattractive elevens between the brows. So how does Xeomin compare to other muscle relaxants like Botox and Dysport? Xeomin differs in terms […]

Three Easy Steps to Slow Aging

There’s no way to stop aging. Even Ponce de Leon would agree on that. And it can be confusing to sort through the hundreds of products out there that claim to prevent the premature appearance of wrinkles — from crow’s feet to lip lines to the dreaded turkey neck. At Lumier Medical, our approach to […]

Bellafill is the New Kid on the Block for Acne Scar Treatment

Persistent acne scarring is a difficult skin care issue to fully treat, especially with creams and other topical applications. But chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermal fillers are effective choices in addressing acne scars. Recently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved Bellafill, an injectable filler, for treating mild to moderate cases of acne scarring […]

Is Surgery the Only Way to Treat Varicose Veins?

Varicose vein treatment is sought for the following reasons: to relieve pain, improve cosmetic appearance, and prevent complications. At Lumier Medical, patients often come to us for a second opinion on treating their varicose veins. Often, these patients have consulted with their G.P. and have been told to have surgery to relieve the pain associated […]

Lip Lines Are Not Sexy

Like everything else, your lips are not immune to the effects of the passage of time. Volume loss in the lips is one of the classic signs of aging. Dwindling collagen levels brought about by aging not only lead to thinning lips, but also make it easier for fine lines around the mouth to become […]