TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The InjectAbility® Institute today announced that it has been granted U.S. method patent approval for its ArqueDerma™ Artistic Restoration Lift™ technique – a revolutionary technique that artistically restores facial volume loss caused by aging. Unlike conventional volume replacement procedures, the ArqueDerma technique utilizes dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® and Perlane® to redirect sagging skin toward hollows that have formed, anchoring it in place while newly created collagen multiplies to stabilize the results.
According to Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C, creator of the ArqueDerma lift, the popularity of aesthetic injectables continues to expand due in large part to innovations by practicing clinicians, which result in improved outcomes for their patients. To date, Fletcher has trained and licensed more than 350 medical practitioners in six different countries in this patented technique.
“Before ArqueDerma, many of my patients thought their only option for lifting sagging skin was a facelift,” Fletcher said. “They’d come in, lift parts of their face up in the mirror and say ‘This is what I want, I think I need fillers.’ The truth was that many of them had enough facial volume, it was just in the wrong place, which is what inspired me to create this technique that would redirect their own tissue where they needed it most. That way they would end up looking like themselves, only better, not an overstuffed version of themselves.”
ArqueDerma™ Technique Delivers Results
- Volume Restoration – Encompasses an entirely new concept of “blanketing” thin strands of hyaluronic acid dermal filler product, placed in strategic multi-directional vectors, to create an artistic “lift” of the lax tissues.
- Long Lasting – Based on the controlled injury theory, in which collagen production is clinically proven to occur at accelerated rates post trauma, the ArqueDerma technique lasts longer than conventional methods due to the increase in collagen stimulation. On average, results last 18-24 months.
- Affordable – Because the ArqueDerma patented approach allows practitioners to redirect the patient’s own displaced facial volume, ArqueDerma practitioners can use up to 40% less dermal filler material to accomplish all of the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Growing Demand Fuels Specialty Expansion
The potential for correction using dermal fillers is immense and has led to a considerable amount of clinical research into new areas and superior techniques for their use. Historically, this work was undertaken exclusively by plastic surgeons or dermatologists, but growing patient demand and an increase in quality training for these techniques has led to a significant number of non-physician medical injectors treating their patients. In fact, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ (ASAPS) annual survey took into account non-surgical procedures conducted by physicians, physician assistants and nurses for the first time in 2011.
“The demand for injectable procedures required physicians to find a way to handle overflow and many, as I did, looked to our skilled and trusted nurses rather than outside the practice,” said Dr. Michael Newman, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. “I have watched Leslie develop the ArqueDerma technique for years, and have found it to be an excellent way to treat patients with displaced volume who are not desiring a face lift.”
About Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C
Leslie Fletcher, creator of ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift, has used her innovative and patented technique on more than 1,000 patients. Since 2001, she has trained more than 3,000 physicians, physician assistants, and nurses in techniques for dermal fillers and neuromodulators and is recognized as a leader in the aesthetic injecting community. She regularly serves as an international speaker and faculty injection trainer for some of the most prestigious medical aesthetic companies. Fletcher practices alongside Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Michael Newman, MD, and a team of qualified Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Newman and Fletcher share The InjectAbility Clinic and a training facility, The InjectAbility Institute, in Torrance, Calif., to address the unique needs of today’s aesthetic practitioners and patients. Fletcher has been published in numerous medical journals, including Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal, Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, and MedEsthetics, and was nominated for 2010 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Breeze newspaper, a leading regional publication serving the Los Angeles area.