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Ultherapy FAQs

1. Is Ulthera a laser treatment, and how does it work?  Ulthera actually uses focused ultrasound to deliver energy below the skin to initiate new collagen development.  After the treatment the body experiences a natural wound healing process which results in healthier collagen fibers that reduce skin laxity.  Ultherapy was recently named the Best In Office Treatment in NewBeauty’s Annual Beauty Choice Awards.
2. Where can Ulthera be used?  Ulthera has the first an only clearance to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and above the brow noninvasively.
3. How long does it take to see the effects?  During an Ulthera treatment multiple depths of the skin/collagen layer are treated so you can see an immediate change right after the treatment.  However the full noticeable effects take place over the course of 90 days as the collagen begins to rebuild.
4. What is the treatment like?  Ultherapy is a noninvasive treatment often referred to as the “Lunch-time Lift”  Treatment areas are identified by the medical providers and various transducers are used on certain areas of the face based on the depth treated.
5. How much downtime will I have with this treatment?  One of the biggest advantages of Ultherapy is the no down time.  Patients can go about their regular busy schedule without anyone knowing they have had a treatment.
6. When should I consider having Ulthera done?  Unlike other lasers who require you to avoid the sun, Ultherapy is a great treatment that can be performed year-around.
7. How long do the effects of the treatment last?  Although there is no specific time scale for how long the benefits last, patients are educated on how we are making structural changes to their underlying collagen.  Over time as we age, the collagen will continue to breakdown, and the same would occur with your skin and structure if you were to undergo plastic surgery for a lift.
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Review of Norvell All Natural Spray Tanning Solution

Choosing the right solution for you can be harder than you imagined. There are so many choices! Being informed about the different solutions on the market today can help you make an informed decision.
What is Norvell Spray Tan Solution?

Norvell is a custom designed sunless tanning solution made from all natural ingredients. This high quality spray solution results in a beautiful bronze tan in a matter of minutes. It dries quickly, allowing for a streak free, natural looking “just off the beach” tan. If you want to achieve a natural golden color, Norvell is a great choice for you.
Does the solution smell?

Top of the line Norvell solution has a raspberry almond scent, which is much more appealing than other spray tan solutions that leave a musty smell. Customers love the scent of raspberry and almond extract and feel more confident out in public post spray.

Is it bad for me or my skin?

The Norvell sunless tanning solution contains breakthrough micro-nutrient technology that delivers a potent blend of vitamins and antioxidants. The natural product contains moisturizing Aloe Vera in Purified De-Mineralized Water, Hawaiian Sea Extract, Sea Kelp and Vitamin C. All these ingredients nourish the skin and extend the life of the tan. All Norvell spray tanning solution are paraben free and there are Norvell organic spray tanning solutions available.

Is my skin too light or dark for the solution?

The natural formula works with the skin creating a customized shade of color every time. There is no skin shade that will not work with the spray tanning solution and you can choose from a variety of color options, ranging from original to double dark. All of the Norvell spray tanning solutions result in a natural bronze color, giving you a healthy sun kissed tan.

Can I apply the Norvell spray tan solution myself?

for professional use only, so please do not apply it yourself. The spray tan solution is designed for use in all airbrush and HVLP equipment regardless of manufacturer, so all spray tan technicians should be able to use it. Technicians are encouraged to wear gloves and filtering masking during application and to thoroughly read the Norvell Sunless Technicians Manual prior to application.

What should I expect?

The DHA, an active ingredient in the solution that is derived from glycerin, interacts with the amino acids in the skin cells producing a color change. The DHA bronzer will begin to activate within 2-4 hours after application, producing a beautiful bronze tan. Full DHA results develop within 18-24 hours and should last approximately 5-7 days. Norvell also carries a one hour sunless tanning solution that contains a proprietary amino acid propulsion system to boost rapid tan development, allowing you to achieve a bronze color in an hour flat.

Will the solution stain my hair or clothes?

The solution may temporarily stain really light hair, so wearing a cap is recommended. It may also stain wool, spandex, lycra, silks or other fine fabrics, but the solution is easily removed with regular machine wash. Wearing dark, loose clothing to your tanning session is encouraged.

Does it contain sunscreen?

Norvell does not contain sunscreen, therefore it will not protect you against the sun’s rays. It is solely for cosmetic purposes and it recommended that users apply a high SPF sunscreen after the solution has fully developed and one shower has been taken.

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Which Injectable is Right for You?

Botox

Botox is an injectable that reduces wrinkles on the face. Botox is best for people who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, primarily between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and crow’s feet. Botox relaxes the contracted muscle, making skin smooth out and appear less wrinkled. The treatment usually takes about 10 minutes and lasts around 3 months, depending on the area treated. Our medical estheticians recommend Botox for clients who have deeper wrinkles and have the ability to get repeated treatments every 3-6 months.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a Dermal Filler offered at our med spa. Juvéderm is a smooth gel that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the skin’s volume. Dermal fillers are recommended for people who want to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles typically in the lower regions of the face. Typically, these injectables are used on crow’s feet, marionette lines, and for adding volume to thinning lips. Results can last up to a year and don’t need repeated treatments as often as Botox

VOLUMA® 

VOLUMA® comes from one of the most respected and prominent brands in medical beauty, and is currently the only filler treatment based on natural Hyaluronic Acid. It is also the only treatment fully-approved by the FDA for age-related cheek flattening and volume loss.
Patients typically see instant results, with more volume in the cheek area and a noticeable lift. Side effects are minimal, and limited to temporary reactions such as swelling, tenderness, itching, bruising and redness, and may last for two to four weeks. There is no downtime to speak of—you can resume normal activities in as little as 24 hours. With optimal treatment, the results may last for as long as two years.
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Beauty Choice Awards: Look Younger Now

If we could snap our fingers and look younger in a matter of minutes, we would. But for now, these products are the next best things to keep in your beauty arsenal when it comes to turning back the clock.

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The Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightener

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Ultherapy

If loose skin is a problem and you need a solution, but surgery isn’t an option, this skin-lifting treatment is the way to go.

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The Natural Solution For Youthful Skin

Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask

Biocompatible hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient in this botanical-scented, organic cream that sinks into your skin while you sleep. Come morning, skin is hydrated, fine lines are muted, radiance is boosted and you’ll also notice a soft, cushiony effect.

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The Body Lotion That Does More

Éminence Organic Skin Care Coconut Firming Body Lotion

Kick your body lotion routine up a notch with this double-duty formula that leaves skin looking and feeling firmer and smoother over time thanks to a collagen-boosting complex and coconut-infused moisturizers.

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Dull Skin Dominator

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

Lackluster skin doesn’t stand a chance against this mask. It tingles, exfoliates and simply put, it works.

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The Most Effective Skin Plumper

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Among our favorite features of this fast-absorbing gel-cream: a silky feel, three types of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and no trace of fragrance whatsoever.

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8 Celebrities Who Fixed Their Skin Problems

8 Celebrities Who Fixed Their Skin Problems

Imagine you are famous and you have millions of people scrutinizing every single pore on your face. On top of that you have bad skin, acne, discoloration, scars, enlarged pores, etc., and your skin takes center stage on the big screen, or possibly worse, in high definition.

Check out this gallery of seven stars who have fixed their problem skin to reveal the flawless faces we all envy. The tricks and procedures that helped these celebs perfect their complexion are available to you as well. See what targeted treatments the best dermatologists and plastic surgeons use to fix even the worst skin problems.

Rosacea—a chronic inflammatory condition resulting in blotchiness, dryness or bumpy, rough skin—can cause redness and whiteheads just like acne. However, unlike acne there are also broken or dilated capillaries involved. If you suffer from rosacea, like Bridget Jones’ star Renée Zellweger, keep it under control with a combination of oral antibiotics and products that contain ingredients like azelaic acid and sometimes even retinoids. Lasers, like IPL, can help by reparing the deeper layers of skin and strengthening the blood vessels.

1/7 – Cameron Diaz’s skin requires diligent care because of her acneic complexion. “She’s conscious of it and goes to great measures to handle and correct it,” says her aesthetician Christopher Watt. “Uneven skin tone, sun damage and hyperpigmentation are issues that plague her complexion,” he says. “I regularly do microdermabrasion on her, with a lactic acid peel. I also put her under a blue LED light to lessen breakouts and do microcurrent work to tighten and tone.”

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes a diamond- or bristle-tip head to lightly buff the skin. It will leave the skin clearer and more even in tone after only a few treatments.

2/7 – Maria Sharapova is constantly sweating on the tennis court, which doesn’t cause acne per se, but can cause bacteria on the skin if constantly wiped with a dirty towel or sweatband. The summer heat also exacerbates the situation, causing the sebaceous glands to work overtime producing excess oil, making slickness more prevalent.

The best ingredient for fighting bacteria is benzoyl peroxide, which suffocates the bacteria so it can’t thrive. Use it either allover or as a spot-treatment. Probiotics and oxygen products work toward the same goal.

3/7- Eva Longoria, who is constantly in the spotlight, struggles with oily skin and breakouts.

To spot treat areas, topical sulfur applied to the breakout can unclog the pores and minimize the pimple-causing oil. Alternatively, pimples can be spot treated with cortisone injections—a quick way to take down inflammation and swelling in nodules and cysts in a few days. But, the injections can only be used in isolated areas and not as a regular treatment.

4/7- Even the occasional pimple can be extremely annoying, as Gwyneth Paltrow can attest. To avoid the ill effects of oily/acne-prone skin, take a cue from Gwyneth who maintains a clean, organic diet. What you put into your body has a direct effect on your complexion, so feed yourself with foods that will nourish and sustain your skin.

5/7- It looks like party-girl Kate Moss has discovered that stress, hormones, the sun and even alcohol and a lack of sleep can trigger inflammation.If your acne is resistant to conventional treatments, try a series of light-based professional treatments. Blue and red light treatments have an anti-inflammatory effect by killing bacteria in the pores and stimulating new fibroblasts to help heal the skin. Light combined with vacuum treatment, known as Isolaz, can help clear the dirt and oil in your pores to target the source of blemished skin.

6/7- Victoria Beckham suffered from some pretty bumpy skin, but lately she has been sporting a radiant complexion. Fillers, like Juvederm or Restylane, may be your best bet to treat more severe scars. “Rolling-hills scars, where the contour is a bit wavy, can easily be corrected with fillers.

7/7- Madonna isn’t suffering from acne, but age is starting to take its toll on her skin. One of the easiest ways to prevent sagging skin and fight the signs of aging is by wearing an SPF everyday. To treat skin that has already begun to droop, ask your derm or plastic surgeon about the non-invasive device Ulthera which uses high-frequency ultrasound technology to deliver energy deep down below the skin targeting the same muscle layer addressed in a facelift.

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Everything you need to know about Hollywood’s hottest anti-aging secret

Everything you need to know about Hollywood’s hottest anti-aging secret

It’s hard to believe the beautiful actress railing against plastic surgery when she looks exactly like she did in that decade-old rom-com. However these age-defying celebs aren’t lying about going under the knife: They just know about Ultherapy, the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, and brow.

1. A natural process equals a natural lift.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves that cross deep into the tissue to denature the collagen, and therefore, stimulate new collagen growth. Essentially, the natural process pumps up the volume where you need it most.

2. It improves the skin in ways surgery can’t.
Ultherapy not only delivers a beautiful lift and boost but it really makes the skin look better than what you could get with a surgical facelift. A facelift only cuts and lifts, and doesn’t actually treat the skin like Ultherapy does.

3. Everyone can afford it.
Ultherapy is priced per pulse, which means the cost is adjusted for those who are only aiming to improve vertical lines above the lip versus someone treating their full face and neck.

4. Easy in, easy out, and not a vacation day wasted.
Two magical words: no downtime. You can have minor swelling or minor bruising, but that’s just about it.

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Men Choosing Coolsculpting

Men Choosing Coolsculpting

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men currently account for 10% of all cosmetic treatments. Just last year, men underwent approximately one million cosmetic procedures. Of the procedures elected, most were minimally invasive or non-surgical treatments as most men report dissatisfaction with the treatment time, pain and/or recovery associated with more invasive procedures. For this reason, more and more men are turning to CoolSculpting, the newest body contouring procedure to hit the market, offering a revolutionary, non-surgical solution for reducing localized fat cells with no pain and no downtime.
The top five reasons why men are choosing CoolSculpting are as follows:

  • Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment equals no anesthesia and no pain
  • Fast treatment times
  • No recovery period
  • Effective at reducing targeted fat cells
  • Gradual onset that offers natural-looking results

Don’t Burn the Fat, Freeze It

CoolSculpting helps eliminate targeted areas of excess fat through a unique process called cryolipolysis which uses freezing temperatures to activate the body’s own natural destruction of fat cells. The procedure is pain free and no medication or anesthesia of any kind is needed. Patients are free to read, work on laptops or take a quick nap during the treatment. A gel is all that is applied to protect the skin followed by the cooling device which delivers freezing temperatures to the underlying cells. The procedure can be done in under an hour or during one’s lunch break, so no time off work is required. Men can return to work or their busy, active lifestyle immediately following their CoolSculpting session. Since the body naturally absorbs the fat over a period of eight to twelve weeks, people won’t question or even realize that you received any treatment and results will appear natural. CoolSculpting studies have shown up to a 25% fat reduction in successfully treated patients. Exercise and healthy eating is recommended to help patients maintain long-lasting results.

Skinique CoolSculpting
Skinique CoolSculpting
Skinique CoolSculpting
Skinique CoolSculpting
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Khloe Kardashian uses CoolSculpting!

Khloe Kardashian uses CoolSculpting!  69459-khloeprocedures.jpg.660x0_q80_crop-scale_upscale

Living in the public eye, Khloé has to deal with the backlash that comes with the change, which means stories that are flooded with tales of plastic surgery. “People say I’ve had my butt done or I’ve had liposuction. When I hear that I have fake body parts it frustrates me, but I also take it as a compliment. I bust my ass every day, so I get annoyed when people say I’ve had liposuction and my hard work gets discredited. Yet
 on the other hand, I take it as 
a compliment because it’s like 
I look that good that my butt looks fake,” she says.

In fact, the self-proclaimed Botox virgin says she doesn’t have an issue with plastic surgery or fillers for that matter. “I haven’t done Botox or anything like that yet, but I have no problem doing it. If I need filler, and when I do, because one day I will, I’m going to get it. But until then, I’ll do whatever I can to prevent wrinkles and aging.”

To preserve her looks, Khloé’s anti-aging routine weighs heavy in the facial oil department. “I’m like a creature of habit; I like what I like. I know that oils seem really heavy for your face, but they’re not. I noticed such a change in my skin and its elasticity, especially on my forehead.”

One beauty treatment she perks up about is lasers. “I love lasers and I do a ton of them on my face; I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I do them more for discoloration, but they do tighten, too. I’ve also done CoolSculpting and treatments for the stretch marks on my butt. I’m a huge fan of lasers and I love them.”

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Mariah Carey Slims Down with CoolSculpting

Mariah Carey Slims Down with CoolSculpting  mariah blog

 The ever-radiant Mariah Carey was all smiles at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and for good reason.  The superstar debuted a brand new body! But how did the mother of 4 year old twins lose so much weight so quickly?  “The conventional way of course,” the Carey insider says.  “Dieting and CoolSculpting!”

 Mariah Carey looked like a glowing holiday queen at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The songstress, who performed at the annual event, wore a flowing red gown that showed off her fabulous curves – and what appears to be a noticeably slimmer figure. “From the photos and from everything I’ve been following, she definitely has lost a significant amount of weight,” says Stephen Davis, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon.

So how did she do it?  Sources say CoolSculpting, a trademarked term for cryolipolysis (cold-assisted fat breakdown), is rising in popularity as a way to reduce fat without surgery.  The cosmetic procedure uses a special device to freeze a specific area of the body, killing the fat cells but leaving other tissue unharmed. And here’s the crazy thing:  “It actually works,” says weight loss expert Charlie Seltzer, MD, an obesity specialist in Pennsylvania.

A 2014 study in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology concluded that “cryolipolysis is considered to be both safe and effective.”  It actually freezes the fat, causing an average reduction of 25% of the thickness of fat after one one-hour session with no scars or surgery.  This procedure is scientifically proven to work, and is used for all parts of the body, including the tummy, arms, love handles, back fat, man boobs, inner and outer thighs, and double chin.

The FDA first approved the device in 2010.   “It’s basically a suction applicator that pulls an area of fat inside the cup when you turn it on.  Once inside the applicator, the area gets super-cold.  For the first five minutes it feels like someone is pinching you and then it becomes numb.  In about an hour, the fat cells that have been sucked in become like a frozen stick of butter.  The area is massaged for two minutes to break up the fat cells and dissolve the stick of butter.

Why doesn’t the skin freeze and die, too?  Fat deposits are vascularized differently from skin and other surrounding tissues, which protects the skin but not the fat cells.

The treated fat cells are necrotized (that is, they die off), and the body eliminates the waste naturally over a period of weeks.  Within two weeks, the area might not look as full as it used to, and within four weeks, it will be “markedly changed.“

“The new photos of Mariah Carey on Thanksgiving suggest that she has lost at least 45 pounds in two months, “ says celebrity trainer, Charlene Ciardiello.  “She looks incredible.”

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