Collecting Dontation for The J.R. WAY Caring Cupboard

The J.R. WAY Caring Cupboard + Revivology in Utah - It's Cool to Be Kind! 3

Accepting donations October 1 – November 25

We will be collecting food donations for The J.R. WAY Caring Cupboard. These cupboards will provide local students in need of food items, hygiene products, and school supplies.

For every donation, you bring you will be ENTERED TO WIN bundles of our favorite skincare products and services!

We will be collecting the following items:

Mac and Cheese (box or cups)
Cereal
Cup Noodles or Ramen
Ravioli or Beefaroni
Canned chili
Fruit Snacks
Granola Bars
Capri Sun
Variety Snack Bag Chips
Rice Sides
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Microwave Oatmeal

The J.R. Way is a local non-profit that was created to encourage people to come together, make a difference, and remind everyone… it’s cool to be kind.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. KELLY AND REVIVOLOGY

To All Concerned,

The safety and well-being of our patients and amazing staff at Revivology is of utmost importance to me. The most memorable concept in the Hippocratic Oath is to do no harm. I take that very seriously. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking its toll on all facets of our lives. We have put measures into place to improve our already above standard protocols of sterility and sanitation. 

We clean and disinfect all treatment rooms before, during, and after each client, wash our hands frequently, and regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Our equipment is also cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected following CDC and manufacturing protocols.⁠ All of my staff are following the CDC guidelines to reduce transmission of the virus at home and in the community. 

We continue to monitor recommendations from appropriate sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Utah Department of Health, and we are implementing their recommendations and guidelines for workplace safety and cleanliness. Currently there are no guidelines recommending that businesses like ours should cease offering services. Rest assured that if these recommendations come, we will be the first to follow those guidelines.  Some forms of normalcy can be comforting in turbulent times, therefore, as of today, Revivology is open during regular business hours, offering our full range of services.

That said, if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who has been ill, please call to reschedule your appointment to protect our staff and other clients. We will promise you the same commitment with myself and my staff. We will be waiving our 24 hour cancellation fee for the time being.⁠

We appreciate your support and loyalty and we look forward to serving you now and in the future. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher Kelly, M.D. at Revivology

Christopher P. Kelly, M.D.

Is Summer Weather Making You Sweat?

If you are one of the thousands of people that suffer from chronic sweating, or hyperhidrosis, rest assured that you are not alone. Many of our patients struggle to manage their underarm sweat with over the counter antiperspirants, garment protectors – even Botox or prescription antiperspirants – all without success. For these patients we are now proud to recommend MiraDry for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.

MiraDry is the most effective treatment for unwanted underarm sweat and odor. MiraDry offers immediate results that last. Much easier than surgical treatment options, MiraDry is FDA-approved and non-invasive procedure.The MiraDry system works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands reside, which heats the sweat glands and eliminates them for good. The procedure requires the use of local anesthesia, but should not be painful. You will experience some pressure and light pulling and warming of your skin during treatment.With today’s technology there is no reason to suffer through sweaty armpits and uncomfortable situations. Contact our office today to learn about permanent relief with MiraDry.

Laser Hair Removal Just in Time for Summer

As the weather begins to warm and the shorts are coming out it is important to think about the look and feel of your legs. Free yourself from unwanted body hair with the laser hair removal. Several sessions may be needed to achieve optimal, permanent results – so begin today to be beach ready by summer.

Hair can be effectively removed from almost any area of the body, with the most commonly treated area being the bikini line, the underarms, legs, back and chest. Laser hair removal is most effective on darker hair and can be utilized by both men and women.

Most patients report that treatment with laser hair removal is relatively painless, many describing treatment like being mildly snapped with a small rubber band. Treated hair will begin to fall out 2-3 weeks following your procedure. Because hair grows in cycles, a series of treatments is recommended to ensure all active follicles have been disabled.

Contact us today to get your body beach-ready and hair free!

Eliminate Your Spider Veins Just In Time for Summer

As the weather warms and we say goodbye to winter there is no better time to get your legs into shape. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly – take a close look at the surface of your legs. Do you see thin, broken blood vessels just below the skin’s surface? These broken veins often appear reddish, blue or purple in color.

Known as spider veins, these veins are extremely common in both male and female patients. They often appear around the knees, ankles and other areas of the body prone to pressure from standing or working out. The good news is that these spider veins are not medically concerning. If you are bothered by the appearance of spider veins they can also be easily removed.

By removing your spider veins as well as facial veins or vascular birthmarks, your skin will look younger, smoother and clearer. Vein removal is safe and quick. Laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve. Improvement will often be seen within 3-5 treatments.

Contact our medical spa in Utah to learn more today!

Enjoy the Relaxation of Massage Therapy

It’s fairly well known that massage therapy can help you relax and feel more rejuvenated in your daily life. There are also many long-term benefits of receiving regular massages including reduced stress, improved posture and less prone to injury to the muscles.We are proud to offer the following massages:

  • Individual Swedish Massage, 50 or 80 minutes
  • Pregnancy Massage, 50 minutes
  • Couples Massages, 50 minutes or 80 minutes
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stones
  • Organic Sugar Scrub, 50 minutes
  • Spa Retreats

During treatment you should plan to make yourself as comfortable as possible, undressing to the level that you are comfortable. You should also be sure to communicate with your provider to ensure that you are receiving a comfortable and effective treatment that is not painful. Our clients report extremely high levels of satisfaction with our massage services and a majority schedule regular visits.

Massage Therapy in Utah

Contact us to begin your spa services and massage therapy regime today.

PRFM, The Next Generation of PRP, Microneedling Advantages

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Hello everyone, welcome to Tips by Tawny. Today we are continuing our chat about the new treatment that Revivology is offering, treatments with PRFM (Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix). Which is the next generation of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

Just a really quick history, PRP or PRFM is the treatment of drawing your own blood, spinning it, using your own Platelets to either inject into the skin, or use with mircroneedling, or for hair loss.

Microneedling is what we are going to be talking about today, so the benefit of using PRFM compared to PRP in a microneedling treatment, is that your growth factors are going to be continued to be signaled for over the course of seven days. So its constantly stimulating that for a consistent seven days, where as PRP, is only a couple of hours. So you are going to see a better benefit in your collagen elasticity.

Contact us today to learn more about PRFM (Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix), the next generation of PRP.

PRFM for Filling Underneath the Eyes

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Hello everyone, welcome to Tips by Tawny. Today I am going to talk a little more about PRFM (Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix), one of the new and exciting treatments we are offering here at Revivology (South Jordan, Utah). One of the very first med spas to offer in the valley (Salt Lake/Wasatch Front).

PRFM (Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix) is the next generation of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and there are multiple different treatments we can do with it. Today, we are going to be talking about filling underneath the eyes and I know a lot of women would get a little bit shallow in the tear trough area. So you can actually use your own plasma to fill your tear troughs. Which is pretty exciting!

The nice thing is that your going to get some long term benefits from that because basically your human growth factors and getting injected into the skin and it’s creating more collagen. So over time you are just going to see better and better results. Right now it’s $100 off every syringe that you do, so give us a call and try it out. Hope to hear from you soon!

Juvederm Voluma

Why Does Volume Loss Matter?

Volume loss is one of the very first and undeniable signs of aging. Have you started to notice a loss of volume in your lips and cheeks? If so, rest assured that a safe and effective, non-surgical solution is available in Juvederm Voluma.

What is Juvederm Voluma?

Juvederm Voluma - Dermal Fillers in South Jordan, Utah - RevivologyJuvederm Voluma is a gel filler product made of hyaluronic acid – a substance that is naturally found in your skin. Voluma is popular among our patients because not only is it effective and natural-looking, but it also lasts for over a year!Voluma works by filling in the areas that are prone to lost volume. Filling the skin causes the skin’s surface to plump and wrinkles to smooth out.Juvederm Voluma is effective treatment for the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Facial fine lines and wrinkles
  • Volume loss in the chin, jawline, or cheeks.
  • Facial volume loss resulting in deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Contact our office to learn more today!

The Different Types of Facelifts: Which is Best for You?

What Are the Different Types of Facelifts?

One thing we cannot stop is time. As Dr. Kelly says, “Mother-Nature and Father-Time never sleep!” With the passage of time, our bodies age, our skin and hair change, gravity and the effect of the sun impacts how our skin looks and feels. Of course, the first line of defense involves a personally tailored home skincare regimen that includes anti-oxidants, serums, cleansers, exfoliants, retinol and diligent use of sunscreen.

Next is having a treatment plan prescribed by your Licensed Master Esthetician and/or by your Plastic Surgeon. This would include professional treatments such as chemical peels, micro-needling and micro-dermabrasion, Pico-facials and the use of PRP and/or a new and exciting treatment called PRFM (see below for more information). The next step may include treatments requiring more advanced skills such as filler and a procedure known as a “vampire“ facelift or more correctly a liquid facelift.

There is another lifting technique called thread-lifting. Dr. Kelly takes the view that, although an option, he will not do thread-lifts because they are permanent barbed threads that hold tissues for 6 months to 2 years. After they fail, you are left with the threads embedded in your face. If they become infected or a problem in any other way, they must be removed surgically. BUT if you decided to go that route, the threads should be placed by a plastic surgeon or an individual with an advanced practice medical degree as a minimum requirement.

The next step is plastic surgery. The skin of your face, neck, and jowls can be revitalized in a number of ways, including a facelift, a mini-facelift, and a CO2 Laser (resurfacing of the skin). Procedures can vary a great deal and so it is important to understand the difference between each one of them.

What is a “Vampire” Facelift?

The “vampire” facelift or liquid facelift uses a combination of fillers and the body’s own regenerative powers to improve the look and feel of skin. Traditionally it includes the use of PRP (platelet rich plasma), which is then injected into the site where improvements are desired. At Revivology we have a more advanced technique using a newer complex form of your body’s regenerative power called PRFM or Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix.

Essentially it works like this: a blood draw takes place (the vampire portion of the procedure) just like a normal hospital blood draw for any other reason. The blood is then put in a special centrifuge, where it is spun to extract the PRP or PRFM.  

This process is really best to treat fine lines, crow’s feet, or slight sagging of the upper and lower face and chin. It can also help reduce crepiness in the Décolletté and other areas of the chest. PRFM works great in the tear trough area and we are beginning to experiment with its use in lip enhancement. Sometimes other fillers are added so that a patient sees results almost immediately. Otherwise improvements take time, usually four to six weeks, to see initial effects if only PRP or PRFM are used. The full effect is not always visible until about 12 weeks. The effects generally last about a year.

While this is the least invasive “lift” procedure, its effects last a relatively short period of time. You can expect the results to last anywhere from 9-24 months depending on what type of filler you decide to use. While these treatments will help with cheek-bone volume, fine lines and wrinkles and stimulate collagen and elasticity, they cannot make the structural changes that a facelift can.

What is a CO2 Laser?

This treatment is very popular and can give the skin amazing results by creating more uniform tones, smoother texture and tightening the skin. It helps reduce fine lines, minimize deeper lines (including those pesky upper lip lines) and decrease pore size.

Traditionally CO2 lasers were 100% ablative. This means the laser was used to completely remove the epidermis and a portion of the dermis. Patients faces were very smooth; unnaturally so, and they had loss of normal pigment. In an attempt to eliminate these issues, new technology was developed to “fractionate” the laser beam i.e., to randomize the lasers’ contact with the skin.

So now a pre-determined fraction of the of the skin is affected. The amount of skin treated can be varied by an experienced and knowledgeable medical professional. This allows for specific and appropriate treatment of the different issues affecting your skin. It also allows the many skin thicknesses of the face to be treated while minimizing risks. It is an excellent addition to any facelift or can be utilized as a stand-alone treatment.

Revivology currently has two CO2 lasers with different capacities. The best way to know if this treatment is the one for you is to come in and have a free consultation with Dr. Kelly.

What is a Mini-Facelift?

What is a mini-facelift and how does it work? A plastic surgeon makes a small incision and not only tightens skin, but also shapes the superficial muscular aponeurotic system or SMAS to provide more natural looking results than just a skin lift.

Unlike the vampire facelift, the mini-facelift is a minor surgery rather than just a series of injections. It is designed to tighten the lower third of the face and have a subtle effect on the neck. More specifically it helps with early jowling and restores definition to the jawline.
It will not affect the patient’s mid-face, forehead or eyes. For the most part a mini-facelift is geared toward those in their 30’s and 40’s who are experiencing minor signs of aging and want to be proactive about combatting them.

The procedure is generally short, usually less than two hours, and can often be done outpatient and with local anesthesia instead of general anesthetic. The effects of a mini-facelift last between five and ten years, depending in part on the lifestyle and genetics of the patient.

What is a Facelift with Platysmaplasty?

A facelift with platysmaplasty is the ultimate, definitive facial rejuvenation treatment. The reason is simple. The procedure includes treatment of the underlying SAMS (the muscle structure of the face) along with the tightening the platysma muscle and removal of extra skin on the neck (“turkey neck”). The best surgeons will hide your incisions, so they are not easily visible or detectable.

Having performed thousands of facial procedures, Dr. Kelly has perfected his unique incision: it is hidden in and around the ear instead of the more common incision that is a straight line in front of the ear and includes incisions along the hairline. He also has developed many other unique techniques included in his facelifts and has trained over 400 surgeons during one on one training sessions.

If you are looking for a facelift in Salt Lake City, in Utah or anywhere, those offered by Revivology can be done as an outpatient procedure with or without general anesthesia. Using other forms of anesthesia have been shown to reduce patient risk.

A full facelift offered by Dr. Kelly, in conjunction with other minor procedures, can treat the forehead, eyes, neck, and the upper part of the face not affected by a mini-facelift. This is a more extensive surgical procedure than the others mentioned here, but also has the most comprehensive benefits.

Comparing a Mini-Facelift vs. Facelift

Which facelift procedure is right for you? The answer is that it depends. Each offers advantages and disadvantages. Here is a quick comparison.

  • Effects: A facelift with platysmaplasty affects the lower half of the face and neck as well as the midface. A mini-facelift targets the lower third of the face.
  • Precautions: both procedures have pre- and post-operative requirements such as not smoking for weeks before or after the surgery and not taking aspirin or blood thinners for two weeks beforehand, to name a few.
  • Cost: A facelift generally costs more than a mini-facelift, but it is more than twice as effective.
  • Recovery Time: A full facelift often requires a couple of weeks of recovery time, although with make-up many patients are comfortable being out in public after 7 days. Usually the recovery time for a mini-facelift is a week. Sutures are removed one week after the procedure.
  • Risks: The risks for these surgeries are nearly identical.
  • Permanence: How long do they last? This is a difficult question to answer! A full facelift and a mini-facelift will have visible results for years to come. The longevity is affected by gravity, the elements, genetics, and time. In other words, a facelift will have a refreshing result on your apparent age, it will slow the aging process, but aging does occur. For example, if you has an identical twin and you have a facelift and she does not, when you are 80 you will still look younger!

Both procedures usually involve some skin removal, although the process is more extensive with a full facelift. A full facelift actually offers more value in the long run and makes the slightly longer recovery time and additional cost worth the investment.

In the End

The right choice will of course depend on your age, lifestyle, and the types of cosmetic changes you hope for. Another factor may be your general health which may affect the risks of surgery. The key is a consultation with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who can give you the best advice for your particular situation. If you are looking for a facelift in Utah, come meet with Dr. Kelly for a free consultation! He will guide you toward the procedure that is best for you.

When comparing facial rejuvenation services, keep factors like overall effects, longevity, and cost in mind, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help. Again, Revivology offers free consultations for surgeries and other professional treatments.

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