Lip Flip

A lip flip is a small amount of botox in the upper lip to increase the pout and right now, HSHS Medical Group Benefi Center for Aesthetics in Decatur is offer a free lip flip with any lip filler appointment.

What are the benefits of a BOTOX lip flip?

  1. Provides a very subtle enhancement. My patients report that the most obvious improvement is when they smile.
  2. Improves shape and pout of lips
  3. Corrects a disappearing upper lip when smiling. Fillers don’t always improve a gummy smile, as it is caused by the muscle movement versus lip size. By relaxing that muscle, your lip will not roll up when smiling.

Mesotherapy


Mesotherapy involves a simple series of small injections which help break down unwanted localized areas of fat. This process of breaking down body fat is referred to as lipolysis. This technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer of skin [mesoderm]. Mesotherapy can correct underlying issues like pore circulation, and fatty pockets under the skin. Evaluation with your provider can help you learn how many treatments may be needed. A single session can cost between $250-$500.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)


Well over ten years ago, medical scientists began to realize that a specific portion of human blood contained special growth factors and healing-inducing properties. This portion of blood is known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), is without red blood cells but contains blood serum. It is what’s responsible for blood clotting and tissue healing. In addition to speeding the healing process, PRP also contains a significant array of growth factors that make it an enhancer of the function of tissue that it comes into contact with. PRP is used in many areas of medicine, including acceleration of healing of tendon injuries, the treatment of osteoarthritis, in some aspects of dental work, and in cardiovascular medicine. PRP is isolated from one’s own blood and re-injected into an area of the body where it may induce healing or growth-enhancing properties including cell growth, new tissue generation and repair, formation on new blood vessels, and collagen production.

PRP for Hair Restoration


About 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. It can begin early in life, but is much more common after age 50. Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive. PRP for hair restoration involves the injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.

PRP for Hair Restoration:

  • Increases blood supply to the hair follicle

  • Increases hair shaft thickness

  • Triggers and maintains the hair growth phase

  • Controls hair growth cycle

  • Decreases hair loss

Good candidates:

  • More recent hair loss

  • Not on blood thinners

  • No underlying disorder such as thyroid disease or lupus

  • Hair present, just thin and small-PRP will not work on bald scalp

The Procedure:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm

  • The blood is spun in a special centrifuge (we use PureSpin) to separate the blood from the plasma and to concentrate the plasma

  • PRP is then placed in a syringe with a thin needle and injected into the scalp in the areas of thinning hair

  • Topical or injectable anesthetics can be used per patient preference

  • There is no downtime or long recovery

  • Initially, 3 sessions are done spaced four to six weeks apart

  • Treatments must be continued periodically to maintain results

  • It takes 2-3 months for results to occur

More Information:

It is important to keep in mind that PRP can, and should, be a part of a multifaceted program to treat hair thinning and loss. We carry a specially formulated shampoo and a scientifically formulated scalp solution that is specific to females or males to help with hair growth and decrease hair loss.

PRP for Vaginal Rejuvenation


The loss of sexual desire, sexual dysfunction, sexual performance or urine incontinence affects millions of women on a daily basis. Independent of age, these disorders can significantly affect a woman’s life. Many factors can cause these problems. Hormonal, physical, psychological and relationship issues are some of the more common reasons for sexual disorders in women. When these factors have been addressed and problems remain, vaginal PRP injections may help. Although each woman’s results can be different, here is a list of some changes patients have noticed.

Vaginal PRP Benefits:

  • Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation

  • Stronger orgasm

  • More frequent orgasm

  • Increased sexual desire

  • Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm

  • Decreased pain for those with painful sex

  • Increased natural lubrication

  • Decreased urinary incontinence

  • A tighter vaginal opening

  • Younger, smoother skin around the vagina


Some women will notice immediate effects from the PRP injections, but it takes several weeks to achieve the full effects.

The Procedure:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and the PRP is prepared

  • A potent numbing cream is applied to the vaginal tissue by the patient

  • PRP is injected into the clitoris and around the urethra and upper vagina

  • There is no downtime and no limitations to sexual activity.