Our Eighth Anniversary! La Belle Vie Medical Spa in Draper, Utah
Spotlight on La Belle Vie’s Professional Cosmetic Injectors
This month, we’re celebrating eight fabulous years at La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics. We’re proud of the technicians that make it one of the best medical spas in Draper, Utah. Today’s post is all about professional injectors. We’ll discuss what they do and the training you need to become an injector. Plus, we have an interview with La Belle Vie’s physician’s assistant, Sudi Clark.
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Cosmetic Injections at La Belle Vie
Our clients can opt for several different cosmetic injections at La Belle Vie. The type of injection chosen depends on the patient’s specific goals:
To Reduce and Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Injectable Wrinkle Reducers
Botox and other injectable wrinkle reducers are made with neurotoxins like Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. These substances temporarily paralyze the muscles below fine lines and wrinkles in small amounts.
When the muscles stop contracting, your face relaxes, and the lines soften. As a result, injectable wrinkle reducers can level out wrinkles, producing smoother, younger-looking skin.
We offer several cosmetic injections in this category, including:
To Restore Volume: Dermal Filler Injections
Dermal fillers are injectables that help replenish the loss of volume people get as they get older. You may have heard them called “lunchtime facelifts.” That is because getting dermal fillers is quick—they usually take less than an hour. You can usually get back to your regular schedule. There may be bruising and swelling so planning ahead of special events is a must.
Our dermal fillers at La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics in Draper, Utah, include:
To Reduce a Sagging Neck or Double Chin: KYBELLA Injections
A double chin or sagging neck are just two problems some people develop as they get older. But there are many aesthetic treatments available that help address these issues. One effective treatment for you may be KYBELLA injections, CoolSculpting, Radiesse, or Threading..
This treatment is ideal for those who want to improve the look of their profile. KYBELLA destroys fat cells in the specific problem area under the chin can help those who feel self-conscious.
For Pouty, Defined Lips: Lip Pop and Lip Plump Injections
Full, defined lips have become more fashionable than ever. As a result, our clients often come to us for lip injections called lip pop, lip pump, or both.
For a lip plump, we use Restylane and Juvederm to augment the lips. These Hyaluronic acid injections make lips appear fuller and plumper.
We use botox to create a fuller appearance on the upper lips for a lip pop treatment. This also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
For Hand Rejuvenation: Restylane Lift Injections
Injectables like Restylane Lift can also be used to create younger, vibrant hands. Hands are one of the main body parts that give away your age. Using filler on the back of the hands diminishes wrinkles, replaces lost volume, corrects discoloration, and more.
Injectable for your hands can be a great way to start combatting the signs of aging. They can also give you a small taste of what to expect from other types of fillers.
Who Does the Injections at La Belle Vie?
Now that we are discussing injections, you may be wondering, “Who does the injections at La Belle Vie?”
We have two injectors. The first provider is Kelly Lance. Kelly is a family nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience and advanced aesthetic training.
She is also the owner of La Belle Vie and is qualified to administer every one of La Belle Vie’s popular aesthetic treatments. Kelly sees herself as an artist, collaborating with her patients to create impressive results that help them look and feel their best.
The requirements to become a nurse practitioner are rigorous, and include:
- Earn Masters in Nursing and pass the Board Certification Requirements
- Gain practical clinical experience in the field
- Obtain licensure and certification
- Maintain certification
The second injector is Sudi Clark. Sudi is a PA-C, which stands for physician’s assistant. This means that Sudi has been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Becoming a PA-C is challenging. PA-C’s must:
- Earn a master’s degree from an accredited PA program
- Complete at least 2000 hours of clinical practice in a variety of settings.
- Pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) Receive a state license
- Maintain national certification plus complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years
Sudi has been at La Belle Vie for two years. Here is a little more information about her:
“This Summer will be my 2nd year at La Belle Vie and I couldn’t be happier. The La Belle Vie family has welcomed me with open arms and created such an inclusive environment not only for our patients/clients but the staff as well. We are a tight-knit team and I believe that shines through in everything we do.”
Where Did You Learn How To Be an Injector?
“I have had over 16 years of experience through a few avenues—primarily on-the-job training from some of the best of the best in the industry. In addition, I have had the pleasure to work with highly respected dermatologists in Miami, Beverly Hills, & Santa Monica.
Throughout my career, I continually keep it a priority to further my medical education by attending training seminars on the latest products, safety protocols, and skills hosted by numerous brands and pharm representatives. It is super important to cultivate those relationships so we can share our knowledge with our patients.
In addition, I currently train injectors for a private training company that specializes in Basic and Advanced courses in the field of medical aesthetics.”
What Do You Love Most About Your Career?
“I love to utilize my brain. I enjoy assessing patients and getting to know not only their cosmetic concerns but how it affects them internally. As we all know, our appearance is more than surface value, and if my work can leave someone feeling more confident or determined, I know we accomplished something special.
Together we come up with a plan to set expectations and deliver impeccable results, which ultimately leaves my patients feeling happy. I’ve seen tears of joy from patients whom I’ve helped instill some self-esteem through beauty.”
What Would You Tell People Who Are Considering an Injectable Treatment?
“There is no wrong time to start. The decision and journey are different for everyone, so don’t compare yourself to what others are doing. Also, do some research on what you want your end results to look like prior to your first consultation so your injector can work with you to create the look you want that is also right for your symmetry, structure, etc.
Changing anatomy is hard, but I can enhance what you’re born with. There are so many elements that go into it, so it’s not one size fits all!”
We’ve shared just a little bit about cosmetic injections in this post, and maybe it has piqued your interest. Remember, these procedures should always be performed by a highly skilled and trained provider who can work with you to help you reach your goals.
If you have more questions or are ready to take the plunge and try one of these highly effective treatments, reach out today!