ArqueDerma® Patient FAQ

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How can I be assured that this technique is superior to conventional methods of injecting dermal fillers? My clinician is highly educated and goes to classes several times a year to keep up-to-date. Isn’t this just fancy marketing for the same methods that have been used for years?
“We understand that it is hard to imagine that the ArqueDerma®technique could deliver such significantly enhanced results. Yet, after teaching the technique to over 2000 health professionals over the last four years, not one clinician has told us that they have seen anything like the ArqueDerma® technique. In fact, it is so unique that it is the only dermal filler technique that has qualified for a patent.”

Here is just onephysician’s viewpoint.

“This new technique is revolutionary. The ArqueDerma®technique uses trusted injectable products and orients them in a way that provides much more support for the tissue. It is more effective at eliminating folds and wrinkles than traditional techniques and it rejuvenates the surrounding areas as well. As a plastic surgeon, I have seen many gimmicks promoted in the past, but this technique truly makes a difference.” Michael Newman, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Torrance, CA

Are the products safe? What are the risks?
Licensed ArqueDerma® Practitioners use the FDA market-approved dermal fillers, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane®. These dermal fillers have gone through the rigorous FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) submission process, hold market approval, and have been used every day in clinics throughout the world since 1996. The single, most important difference is in how they are administered. Only Licensed ArqueDerma®Practitioners are licensed to use this revolutionary technique.
There are no additional risks when administering Arque Derma®techniques when compared to conventional methods of injecting these dermal fillers. In fact, because of the dynamic nature of the injection, we feel it is even safer than some current injection techniques.

I believe I really need a complete facelift! Can I expect the same results as I would get with surgery? Will I be able to avoid the windblown, pulled back, puffy cheek look that I see so often?
Unlike conventional dermal filler methods that ‘fill up’ areas, the beauty of the ArqueDerma®technique is that it targets the structural support of the face, ‘reaching in’ to bring sunken volume to its original position. We use your own volume, and redirect it, supporting the face structurally (like the frame-work supports a building) ArqueDerma®works at the structural level; providing a result that is more natural than conventional aesthetic procedures and facelifts.

Can ArqueDerma® prevent the signs of aging? Can I avoid facelift surgery altogether?
After the age of 30 both men and women lose approximately 1% of collagen per year. The loss of this vital component to a youthful appearance quickly leaves its mark – especially if nothing is done to replace it. Because the ArqueDerma®technique actually stimulates collagen production, we encourage patients to utilize it as a preventative measure, as well as a targeted, natural looking facelift. We have found that ArqueDerma®has been instrumental in allowing patients to delay surgery for years, and sometimes decades, while others can avoid facelift surgery altogether.

Will it hurt? Will I be swollen? How long will it take? How much time do I need to allot for avoiding people?
The ArqueDerma®technique is no more uncomfortable than conventional injecting methods. Many patients feel a slight tugging upward during the injection and are actually pleased that they are feeling the ‘lift’ that they so desperately want, so any ‘un-comfortableness’ is considered worth it.
Because the technique is dynamic to the tissue, there may be a bit of bruising depending on your body’s response. Yet, this aspect is essential to stimulating collagen production making the technique longer-lasting and sustainable. These possible after-effects can be easily camouflaged with a good concealer. Many patients show little or no such signs and go on about their day as usual.

Social downtime: the amount of time that you need to feel comfortable in social situations will depend on your body’s response to the technique, how quickly it heals, and how comfortable you are in social situations using concealer and simple makeup tricks.

How long will the procedure take?
This depends on the desired goal, how much product is used, and how much time is spent with the practitioner discussing your enhanced ‘look’. If you have not used dermal fillers before, your first session may take more product and time depending on your age, skin damage, and your desired enhancement.
Your Licensed ArqueDerma® Practitioner will let you know how long you will be in session. Also, you will not need a driver because no sedating medications are needed.

How long will the results last?
Dermal filler treatments will vary from patient to patient, as well as product to product. With the ArqueDerma®technique, there is an additional benefit of increased collagen stimulation, which means the results have been shown to last longer than conventional methods of filling.

Will I really save money?
Overall, Arque Derma® is less expensive when compared to conventional injection methods for three reasons:
1) ArqueDerma®results tend to last longer than conventional filling methods, so you will not need to have the technique repeated as often;
2) you will purchase less dermal filler product to treat your targeted area; and
3) you will be able to address multiple aging factors in one treatment session.These three aspects save you money while delivering longer lasting results.

Will the results be noticeable?
People will notice a more refreshed look, but no one will be able to tell exactly what is different about you! It is the most effective technique to restore a youthful appearance. Because the ArqueDerma®technique is based on restoring the underlying, foundational facial structures, you will look more like you did several years ago.