Glowing skin truly is an inside-out approach! We are constantly testing new topical treatments and products to address a myriad of issues, ranging from pigmentation to fine lines. We take supplements regularly to ensure the internal needs of our skin are met when diet alone is not enough. So when we read about the newest, “injectable skincare” – we knew we needed to try it!
Jenni Visits Medical Aesthetics LLC
A team consisting of an esthetician and laser tech, two RNs, and a familiar face, Brenda Cumming, RN, BSN, MEP-C. Brenda is a founder and member of the Board of Directors at Lira Clinical, a science-and nature-based global skincare company that provides cutting-edge products and extensive education to licensed skin care professionals.
With over 30 years of experience in clinical and management roles in Critical Care, Trauma, Post Anesthesia, Urgent Care, and Family Practice, Brenda’s science-based knowledge of health and wellness provides Lira Clinical with an in-depth understanding of the professional skincare industry. Prior to launching Lira Clinical in 2010, Brenda, a Registered Nurse, still owner and operator of Medical Aesthetics. In August of 2002, Brenda completed her certification in Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX® Cosmetic) Administration, Sclerotherapy, Microdermabrasion, and Chemical Peels, from the former Eclectic Skin Institute (currently the Esthetic Skin Institute).
Medical Aesthetics offers peels, laser, skincare, needling, PRP, and injections.
Jenni Experiences The “Injectable Moisturizer”
Jenni’s visit allowed her to experience one of the most sought-after treatments recently FDA approved, Skinvive. Being dubbed “injectable moisturizer”, it is formulated to provide hydration and an undeniable glow that lasts up to 6 months. Brenda suggested this treatment after an in-depth consultation revealing the changes Jenni was experiencing in her skin.
SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) microdroplet injectable in the US to improve skin smoothness of the cheeks. This product increases hydration to improve skin smoothness and provide a lasting glow for up to 6 months with optimal treatment. Also, in a clinical study, patients treated with SKINVIVE™ reported higher satisfaction with how glowing, hydrated, refreshed, and healthy their skin looked*.
*Compared to before treatment. Glow was reported by patients in a questionnaire using a validated scale that included satisfaction with how radiant their skin looked.
In a recent article in Modern Aesthetics (October 2023), Dr. Shannon Humphrey described Skinvive as a treatment that “can be a standalone treatment, [and] it didn’t cannibalize or replace any other treatment.” This is because nearly all patients are candidates for more hydration and improved skin quality.
Jenni Receives Other Facial Injectables
In addition to neuro-toxin injections, which Jenni typically has once a year to soften forehead lines, Brenda also suggested injections to help address the jawline concerns, as well as the dark circles starting to become more prominent.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is indicated for deep (subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal) injection for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over the age of 21.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC injectable gel is indicated for subcutaneous and/or supraperiosteal injection for improvement of jawline definition in adults over the age of 21 with moderate to severe loss of jawline definition.
“Brenda made the experience comfortable and easy, explaining each step and why she thought it was ideal to meet my goals. She took the time to show me exactly where each injection would provide improvement on my face.
Immediately after the appointment, Brenda applied EliōDrops drops to ensure I left the office protected and continued to combat my hyperpigmentation. A touch-up with my Colore Me Perfect mint corrector baked powder to conceal any redness, followed by the Luka Cosmetics Velvet Perfector, I was comfortable running errands the rest of the day.” Jenni Nagle
“Such subtle changes that made a world of difference! A few days post-treatment, I noticed my skin had a dewy glow – not the typical oily summer slick I often experience – but rather a glowing, plump appearance. The surface appeared smoother, and makeup went on beautifully.
The filler to lift the sagging jowls amazed me. Strategic placement allowed a lift to help contour the jawline. I love these results!”