Meet our injector, Kristen Shimp, CRNP, from Meesha aesthetics. Kristen comes in to our center for special events on a regular basis.
Kristen is a Nurse Practitioner who is extremely skilled and specializes in injectables. Kristen graduated from Thomas Jefferson University and earned her Bachelor's and Master's in Nursing. She has been working in the Aesthetics industry since 2007.
"I pride myself in customizing treatment plans on an individual basis. Ultimately I love working with clients to achieve an aesthetic goal over time. I don't like to inject and forget. Many injectors will look at money as a driving force in treating clients. At Meesha we like to look at the individual, what they want and what they can truly maintain." - Kristen
Botox- BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary) .
Volbella- A member of the Juvederm family of products, Volbella is an FDA-approved injection used to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of "smoker's lines" around the mouth. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Unlike other fillers, Volbella blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which allows it to create subtle volume that lasts for up to a year.
PDO Threading- NovaThreads is an FDA approved procedure using PDO absorbable sutures to lift, tighten and smooth skin.
Voluma XC- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21.
Juvederm XC- Juvederm XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you'll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
Radiesse- Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what's unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler.
Sculptra- Not all treatments or injectables are created the same. Some target different areas of the face, and, more importantly, produce different effects. Traditional collagen creams purport to deliver collagen that is absorbed by the skin. However, collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the dermis. So, in actuality, most of these treatments include vitamins and hold moisture, making them suitable moisturizers that can briefly improve skin’s appearance. Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.*
Restylane- The Restylane family of products includes Restylane® and ®. These products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane-L may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
Perlane- Just like Restylane®, Perlane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and resolve in less than 7 days in nasolabial folds.
Dysport- Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. One injection into each of 5 points over the eyebrows can help temporarily improve the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines. Dysport provides results that cannot be achieved with over-the-counter products and creams. Dysport for Men Chosen by men around the world. Dysport has helped those who wanted to treat their moderate to severe frown lines without changing their look.
Scierotherapy- Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that has been in use since the 1930s.