April 2021 Newsletter: WE ARE GROWING AND THRIVING TO BE BETTER THAN EVER!

As we enter the 4th year, Renew Aesthetic Clinic continues our mission of providing our clients expertly delivered, safe, and customized aesthetic procedures using state of the art technology in a serene and welcoming space. Renew’s team consists of highly educated and trained professionals who are passionate about aesthetic medicine. Our expertise is in offering a non-surgical versatile approach that is mindful of the unique needs of each client. We firmly believe that combination therapy of injectables, lasers, and regenerative treatments delivers the best aesthetic results that are age defying and beauty enhancing while preserving you in an elegant way.

Our attention to detail and vast array of services that can be tailor made is what sets us apart and brings clients back into our clinic time and time again. We aim for you to feel Renewed, Refreshed, and Regenerated. Our style has attracted the Renew’s RAVING FANS and regular visitors for the last three years.

Renew’s Growing Professional Team | Growing Service Menu | Annual Membership | From Top Left: Jess, Robyn, Chelsea, and Savanna. From Bottom Left: Samantha and Yan

We are happy to inform you that we emerged from COVID-19 pandemic strong, healthy, and growing. Many of you have already met Chelsea. Starting April 1st, Chelsea will be full-time. We eliminated her “waiting list” and made her schedule readily available. Also starting April 1st, our assistant clinical manager, Robyn, a seasoned aesthetic industry veteran, will help Savanna anchor Renew’s Front Office and run daily operations to ensure high quality customer service.

Jess, RN, joined us in March of 2021. She is passionate about aesthetic medicine. Jess loves the combination of both art and science that aesthetic medicine provides and believes that beauty is in the little details. She is on our Wednesday schedule while finishing her nurse practitioner program.

Samantha, a doctoral prepared nurse practitioner joined us in April 2021. She is a graduate from Columbia University in New York and trained with renowned providers in Dermatology and Facial Plastics surgery. Sam brings a strong sense of natural enhancement and elegance to all aesthetic procedures.
In addition to clinical practice, we have ongoing clinical research projects in the clinic. Our founder & CEO, Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, is a fellow of ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Society). Her clinical study papers were selected and as one of the conference speaker in 2020 ASLMS conference. You maybe invited in the future to participate in some of these studies in the interest of improving aesthetic medical practice. We will always position our clinic at forefront of aesthetic medical advancement for the benefit of our patients.

Savanna, our clinic manager is collaborating with our webmaster working behind the scene, Renew’s website is been refreshed to reflect our clearly defined mission, core values, growing professional team, and other new features. Renew’s new landing page will be simpler in design, cleaner, and easier to navigate. We have added the E-gift card for your convenience. In April 2021, Renew also launched the long awaited Annual Membership. With Renew membership, looking and feeling your best has never been more affordable! We are looking forward to seeing you in our clinic soon!

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Portland, OR, April 11, 2021 –(PR.com)– Renew Aesthetic Clinic has emerged from COVID-19 pandemic healthy and growing. The Clinic continues to provide expertly delivered, safe, and customized aesthetic procedures using state of the art technology in a serene and welcoming space. The combination therapy of injectables, lasers, and regenerative treatments is the corner stone of non-invasive therapy of modern aesthetic medicine. A well educated and highly skilled staff paired with sophisticated equipment and technology are the driving force for success and growth. Renew’s unique touch will always be defined by its mission and its people..

Chelsea has been full-time since April 1st, 2021. Chelsea’s “waiting list” was eliminated. Booking online or by calling 971-470-3186 during Renew’s office hours should be much easier now. The assistant clinical manager, Robyn, a seasoned aesthetic industry veteran began at Renew on April 1st. Robyn will help anchoring the Front Office and run daily operations to ensure high quality customer service.

Jess, RN, BSN, joined Renew in March of 2021. Jess loves the combination of art and science that aesthetic medicine encompasses. Jess works part-time at Renew while in graduate school – a family nurse practitioner program. Samantha is a doctoral prepared nurse practitioner graduated from Columbia University in New York and trained with renowned providers in Dermatology and Facial Plastics surgery. Samantha brings a strong sense of natural enhancement and elegance to all aesthetic procedures.

In addition to clinical practice, ongoing clinical research projects are been conducted in the clinic. Founder & CEO, Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP, MN, is a fellow of ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Society). Yan’s clinical study papers were selected and as one of the conference speaker in 2020 ASLMS conference. Renew’s patients maybe invited to participate in some of these studies in the interest of improving aesthetic medical practice. We will always position our clinic at forefront of aesthetic medical advancement for the benefit of our patients.

Savanna, Renew’s clinic manger was responsible for adding E-gift card online. In April 2021, Renew also launched the long awaited Annual Membership. With Renew membership, looking and feeling better has never been more affordable. Savanna will be the main administrator of this program. All inquires and questions goes directly to [email protected]

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LaseMD Q and A

LaseMD has been the most popular laser treatment in Renew Aesthetic Clinic for the last two years. It continues to show its incredible range of capabilities. It pleases everyone from light skin color to darker skin patients. It works to better the skin skin tone by removing brown spots and redness background in the skin. It brightens and refines the skin to make it glow. The most difficult brown patches of melasma takes a few more treatments to reduce, but reduce LaseMD will.  If you wish to learn more about LaseMD laser and its clinical indications, efficacy, downtime, etc, please visit our website or book a consultation. Call 971-470-3186.

Sculptra (PLLA): the classic bio-stimulatory dermal filler

Sculptra (PLLA) stands for Poly-L-Lactic Acid) has been around for many years. I initially injected for volumizing patients who suffered from active HIV AIDs who were on antiviral cocktail in 2007. These patient suffered severe facial lipodystrophy. Sculptra is not an easy agent to inject or manage. First of all, it is expensive, then one must diluted 48-72 hours ahead prior to injection so Sculptra could properly be reconstituted into a suspension. When injecting Sculptra, needle clogging can happen despite the best effort of properly mixing Sculptra.

Yet Sculptra is unique in so many ways. In the state of Oregon, as far as I am aware, only physicians and nurse practitioners have the license to purchase and inject Sculptra. In contrast, HA fillers are injected by LPNs, RNs, nurse practitioners, and physicians.  Sculptra is injected for its natural looking results and long lasting results. When it is done well and properly, it is also the most desirable injectable agent for skin tightening for neck, decollete, buttocks, and thighs.  At Renew, we combine Cellfina the cellulite dimpling release device and Sculptra injection to give our patients the best results for Cellulite reduction and skin tightening in the same area.

 

 

Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP

 

How about Radiesse?

For patients who are thin, long-distance runners or cyclists, and all athletes. The HA dermal fillers offer immediate and great results, however, HA fillers do not seem to last long for this very active group. Their facial volume loss is quicker due to the intense training and high metalism state of their bodies.  Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. We, at Renew, place Radiesse both deeply to contour and replace volume loss as well as place superfacialy with hyper-diluted Radiesse for skin tightening due to its collagen neogenesis activities. This results both volumizing and skin tightening effects with longer lasting results for the very active and athletic group. It’s not surprising to us that Radiesse is a men’s favorite filler at our clinic.  Radiesse is also a favorite dermal filler at Renew for neck and decollete, buttock, upper thighs, and above the knee skin laxity (skin creepiness) correction. Call 971-470-3186 to book a consult with Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP for Radiesse.

 

IntraCel Microneedling RF Debut

Renew’s newest device Intracel Microneeding RF debuts this week. This powerful FDA approved Microneedling RF device is here. The excitement among our staff and patients are palpable. Three of our staff members and three other model patients have received this treatment. We are ready to tell you the entire treatment will take about 60 minutes: starts with baseline photos, then apply topical cream for 20 minutes, then IntraCel Microneedling RF itself for 30 minutes, and finishes with post care  instructions. We can also share with you the pain is manageable with topical numbing and our Zimmer skin cooling device. The downtime is minimal with 2-3 days of erythema and sunburn feel. The result displayed below speaks for itself. Clinical indications of IntraCel microneedling RF treatment include fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity or loose skin, striae or stretch marks, and acne scars.  Call 971-470-3186 to chat and have your questions answered.  

 

Renew Aesthetic office products and seating

Update regarding best practices during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

UPDATED May 26th 2020. Washington County has submitted its application for reopening with a goal of entering Phase 1 reopening on June 1st. We plan to open and book appointments via phone only starting on June 2nd. In addition to increased sanitization and cleaning, we are also implementing the following procedures to keep our clinic a safe environment.

  1. Patients will undergo a health pre screening prior to visit. Patient will be asked to reschedule at least two weeks out if any of the following:
    • Fever (>100.4 F), chill, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea or vomiting in the last 3 days.
    • Any exposure to a person with a known COVID-19 infection.
    • Recent domestic or international travel within the last 14 days other than Oregon or Washington state.
  1. Patients will NOT be admitted without wearing a face mask.
  2. Patients will come alone without family members or visitors.
  3. Patients will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when first arriving to the clinic.
  4. Patients will have their temperature taken when they arrive in the clinic.
  5. We will be asking for credit card information prior to visit to streamline check in and check out and to minimize time in the clinic.

We want to assure you that we will continue to update our practice based on the advises of CDC and our local government to keep our patients and employees safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 971-470-3186.

Renew Aesthetic Clinic Completed Lip Casting Model #2

 

Lip Casting Call Model #2: Renew Aesthetic Clinic completed our lip casting model #2 Injection yesterday with another STUNNING IMMEDIATE BEFORE & AFTER photo (1 syringe Juvederm Ultra XC). Again our lovely model is Filler naive, yet she did awesome during the procedure and her results speak for itself. Our injector Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP is at the top of her performance, not only for artistic talent (symmetry, shape, and natural), technical skills (no lumps, swelling, or bruises), and also for consistency-the result is as good as Lip Casting Call Model #1’s result. And she does this five days a week for every patient, now that is consistency difficult to find!

Yvonne Yan Duan Advancing Her Injecting Skills by Attending a Master Class

Yvonne Yan Duan, FNP with Arthur Swift M.D. and Swift Beauty Master Injection Class in LA in May of 2019 in a red top in 2nd row on the right 2nd with her signature braided hair style. She enjoyed learning many new injection techniques, particularly the lower face lift or “Swift Lift” which is been used everyday in Renew Aesthetic Clinic nowadays.  The Master Injector Class attracted many international attendees, altogether more 60 injectors attended this class.

After 12 years of uninterrupted career in injecting Botox and dermal fillers, Yvonne Yan Duan is as committed to advancing her injecting skills as she started in 2007, she has already set her eyes on the next challenge and advanced injection technique. If you are interested to learn about our new injection techniques with dermal fillers, please call 971-470-3196 or visit www.renewaestheticclinic.com. We often offer Lunch and Learn opportunities where we reveal new techniques and technologies offered in our clinic.

Replacement Fillers can Lift and Contour to achieve Natural and Beautiful Results

Dermal Fillers can lift and contour to achieve natural and beautiful results as illustrated in these BEFORE and AFTER photos.  To a well trained aesthetic medical professional, it is obvious where and how much dermal fillers should be placed, provided one has “the eye” and “the artistic talent” beyond the basic medical training that is required to perform a safe filler procedure.

To most of our patients, the process is as important as the outcome. Patients nowadays prefer no bruises, no pain, above all results that are easily discernible, natural, yet beautiful.  As the famed plastic surgeon Arthur Swift M.D. often been quoted saying to his students in his Master Injector Class: “If you bruise them, you will lose them!” “If you pain them, you will not retain them!” “If you make them look weird,  you shall be feared!”

It is not difficult to see why smart patients shop for their injectors instead of shopping for fillers. These patients understand that only the best injectors can achieve the best look!