Who is That Poor, Tired Old Person Staring Back at Me in the Mirror?

Who is That Poor, Tired Old Person Staring Back at Me in the Mirror?

Sometimes clients will feel they look tired or deflated without being able to pinpoint why they feel that way. They may not have the distinct volume loss or facial laxity that would be fixed by fillers or a facelift, respectively. Instead, they may have broad areas of volume loss across the mid-face, along the cheeks and in the temples. At SkinSpaMED, we commonly see this effect in patients with petite faces, long lean faces and especially athletes. Sculptra Aesthetic is one of our favorite products used to address these areas.

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Oh, Charcoal. Are You Dirty? Clean? Both? Neither?

Oh, Charcoal. Are You Dirty? Clean? Both? Neither?

The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products is similar to its medical use: it will act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. And the experts say that theory holds water. "When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse," cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson explained to Allure.

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Botox & Fillers – What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Botox & Fillers – What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Those of us who work in the cosmetic business usually look with a cynical eye at the way the media portrays certain cosmetic treatments. Oftentimes, highly effective cosmetic procedures are treated as a punchline, like sitcom characters ending up with paralyzed faces for laughs. I have to admit, this kind of drives me a little nuts, as it can scare away some who would otherwise benefit from cosmetic procedures, but are now worried about potential side effects that are greatly exaggerated for comic reasons. Botox, one of the most popular and effective non-surgical treatments out there to treat wrinkles, is often minimized and demonized with misinformation and scaremongering.

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Laser Treatment: Skin Type Matters!

Laser Treatment: Skin Type Matters!

To this day, when most people think of lasers, they think science fiction. They think space battles, Star Wars, weapons that fire energy.

The reality of lasers is quite different. Lasers have changed the world, but not in a violent, sci-fi way. Lasers are used extensively by plastic and cosmetic surgeons to treat skin conditions.

Laser skin treatments can minimize scarring, reduce acne, fade dark spots, improve wrinkles and eliminate sun damage. In the hands of a skilled, SkinSpaMED plastic surgeon, laser treatments can really make a huge difference in a patient’s complexion, literally resurfacing the skin - if you have the right skin for it. 

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Wrinkle Filler Types, Uses, Benefits and More

Wrinkle Filler Types, Uses, Benefits and More

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill hollows, lines, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year.

Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.

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