The Triniti: Every Celeb’s "No Knife" Solution to Aging

The Triniti: Every Celeb’s "No Knife" Solution to Aging

For the few that don’t suffer from skin discoloration of any type, lucky you! For the rest of us that struggle with dark spots? You already know it’s a constant uphill battle of trying to lighten them or cover them up until they’re camouflaged.

Like most skin concerns, the sun is the #1 bad guy when it comes to dark spots. But hormones, acne, inflammation and damage are other culprits.

So, we know what causes dark spots. Now how do you get rid of them? The answer for most of us is good home care and regular IPL laser treatments. Want to know more? Here are some of the questions our clients ask the most when it comes to banishing dark spots once and for all.

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Am I a CoolSculpting Candidate?

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You’ve heard about CoolSculpting, a non-surgical way to get rid of unwanted, excess fat from certain areas of the body. It’s a great choice for treating the abdomen, hips or thighs. But CoolSculpting isn’t always the right choice for everyone. Some people make better candidates for the procedure than others. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, here are a few signs that it might be the right option for you.

You’re Near Your Target Weight

Although CoolSculpting does get rid of fat, it’s not meant to be a treatment to help people lose a lot of weight. Usually, people lose up to 25 percent of the unwanted fat from the treated area. Scheduling multiple treatments can help you lose a bit more fat. But CoolSculpting alone won’t help you drop 20, 30 or even more pounds.

If you are thinking about CoolSculpting but still have a bit of weight to lose, it helps to discuss your weight loss goals with a doctor. He can help you put together a plan that will help you reach your target weight.

You’re Tired of Looking At Stubborn Fat

Fat can be a tricky thing. You might be at a healthy weight but still have pockets or deposits of fat on certain areas of the body.

No matter how much you work out or how many salads you eat, that fat isn’t going anywhere, fast. For many people with stubborn, unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is the ideal solution as it permanently removes that fat without the need for surgery.

You’re Generally Healthy

Although CoolSculpting isn’t surgery and typically has fewer risks and a much shorter recovery time than surgery, it is still a medical procedure and is typically recommended for people who are in good overall health. There is some risk for side effects after the procedure, such as nerve pain and bruising. The healthier you are, the less likely you will be to experience side effects. Let your CoolSculpting practitioner know about any chronic conditions you have or about any other health-related concerns.

You’re Not Pregnant or Thinking About Pregnancy

CoolSculpting probably isn’t the best idea when you’re pregnant. While studies haven’t been done to look at the effect CoolSculpting might have on a fetus or on a pregnancy, scheduling CoolSculpting during the nine months of pregnancy might not make sense. Pregnancy changes your body in many ways. You might end up with additional fat deposits on the abdomen after the pregnancy or you might gain weight during those nine months, meaning that the results you might have seen from CoolSculpting aren’t going to be visible.

If you’re not currently pregnant but considering it in the future, it can be worth postponing any CoolSculpting treatments until after you’ve had your kids. Since you can’t really predict how pregnancy will change your body, there is the possibility that you could develop additional or new fat deposits during or after it, which means it can make sense to wait until you’re finished have children to have any sort of body contouring treatment.

You’ve Got Enough Fat to Treat

CoolSculpting freezes fat. For it to work effectively, you need to have enough fat. One general rule of thumb is that you have enough fat if you’re able to grab and pinch an inch.

Some people do have trouble with the traditional suction applicators, even if they have an adequate amount of fat. If that’s the case with you, your CoolSculpting practitioner might recommend using the flat, smooth applicator to treat you.

You’re Not Interested in Liposuction

CoolSculpting can be a great alternative to liposuction for some people. If you’ve discussed liposuction with your plastic surgeon but ultimately ruled it out, CoolSculpting might be right for you. The recovery time is shorter so you won’t need to take a considerable amount of time off from work. There’s also no need for anesthesia during CoolSculpting and the treatment is completely non-invasive, which can make it a more appealing option for people who want to avoid surgery.

You Understand How the Treatment Works

It’s important to understand how the CoolSculpting process works, what you can expect in terms of results, what the recovery time is like, and what, if any, side effects you might experience. The person performing CoolSculpting will explain the process to you and make sure you really understand what’s involved.

That’s why it’s important to schedule a consultation before your procedure. The consultation gives you a chance to ask questions about CoolSculpting and to learn all about it.

Uncommon Youth Restoration with Dermal Filers: Thinking Outside the Face

Uncommon Youth Restoration with Dermal Filers: Thinking Outside the Face

Dermal fillers are well-known—and well-loved—for their ability to smooth away wrinkles and reduce many common signs of aging. But these products, including JUVÉDERM®, can help Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex patients achieve much more.

Vitality, energy, and vibrancy are all adjectives people associate with youth. With age, you may find yourself looking a bit more tired, even if you don’t feel that way. That’s because lost volume often contributes to lines, wrinkles, sagginess, and under-eye hollows (which create dark circles) and result in an overall downturned or fatigued appearance. A lack of volume in other areas of your body can also noticeably contribute to an aged appearance. Versatile enough to comprehensively improve these symptoms, dermal fillers can help you look bright-eyed and awake. 

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Juvederm Filler: What to Expect

Juvederm Filler: What to Expect

If you are one of those people considering taking a leap into the world of fillers, here are a few tips on what to expect so your experience is smooth and pleasant. Juvederm is one of our favorite fillers to use for our clients. It’s hyaluronic-acid based, which our bodies make anyway, so the filler is extremely compatible and integrates nicely with your body’s own tissues. In addition, and another plus, Juvederm is it stimulates our bodies to produce collagen again. 

So, what can you expect when you come in for Juvederm injections?  

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The Best Treatments to Undo Your Summer Skin

The Best Treatments to Undo Your Summer Skin

Those blissful weeks between Memorial Day and Fourth of July seem to fly by, especially with naps in the park under the warm sunshine and vacation-hopping with those you love most. But while the sweat, sand, salt and vibes of summer is pretty much unparalleled to any season, it does have a major impact on your skin.

Not only do the hot temperatures and humidity dry out your pores, but sweat can clog them and constant sun exposure can cause early signs of aging and pose potential UV dangers. Luckily, experts say a checkup visit with your dermatologist, a professional in-office treatment and some at-home remedies can give your skin the post-summer detox it craves and needs.

Here are some ideas for cleansing and repairing your skin, just in time for the leaves to fall and the air to cool.

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Botox and Dysport, What's the Difference?!

Botox and Dysport, What's the Difference?!

Botox and Dysport - asking about the difference between them is kind of like asking about the difference between Pepsi and Coke, or PC and Apple. These products technically do the same things, but they go about it in slightly different fashions. That’s the way it is with Botox and Dysport. Both can give you fantastic cosmetic results, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, but one might be a better option than the other, depending on the exact results you are looking for.

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What You Can Do About Post-Partum Stretch Marks

What You Can Do About Post-Partum Stretch Marks

Seventy-five percent of pregnant ladies develop stretch marks, according to dermatologist, Karen Edstrom. Genetics, hormones and stress are factors which determine whether a woman will end up with stretch marks after pregnancy or not. These marks may appear on the bottom, the lower back, the belly and other parts of the body. Since they are hard to get rid of, prevention is the best defense. However, there are ways to minimize their appearance once you have them. Learning how to care for your skin will be the key to boosting self-confidence as you bounce back after childbirth. This quick guide is loaded with sensible tips for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy and healing them afterwards.

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Embracing Change: Beauty Rules For Growing Older

Embracing Change: Beauty Rules For Growing Older

In the words of Coco Chanel, “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life.”  With the over-65 population set to double from 46 to over 98 million by 2060, you’re likely to be in good company for your irresistible years.  The key to growing older in style is to accept or even embrace the natural changes that age brings, and find ways to adapt your beauty regime accordingly.  It goes without saying that cutting back on smoking, alcohol and stress is hugely beneficial to your beauty whatever your age, but what else can you do to keep your glow in your golden years?

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How Does Visia Analysis Work?

How Does Visia Analysis Work?

If it's your first time visiting SkinSpaMED, one of our talented staff members will sit you down in front of a white, egg-shaped pod and take pictures of your face. They will then print off the skin analysis (seen above) and review the results with you.

The VISIA skin care analysis is an excellent tool to learn more about your skin and discover effective ways to improve your personal concerns. It also saves money by allowing you to focus on the areas of most need. With VISIA, you can better understand your skin rejuvenation goals. VISIA gives a complete visual analysis of your skin and allows us to recommend customized treatments and products based on detection and overall evaluation.

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Get Rid of Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal

Get Rid of Unwanted Hair With Laser Hair Removal

Menopause causes a lot of changes to your body, few of which are welcome. The growth of new hair and the thickening of existing hair are two of the nastiest surprises laying in wait for you. There's a way to short-circuit the body hair changes that come with middle age: Deal with your hair permanently, right now. This is hardly the only reason to get laser hair removal sooner rather than later. Laser treatments are more effective on darker-colored hair and that means it's smart to have the treatment done before your hairs go gray.

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Treat Acne With This Tip From the 1940's!

Treat Acne With This Tip From the 1940's!

Zinc is a power player in the mineral world. It boosts your immune system, aids in brain development and memory retention, and prevents cellular damage in the retina, among so many other benefits. And interestingly, our bodies don't naturally produce it, which is why we need to get it through food and/or supplements. 

Another impressive use for zinc? Acne treatment. 

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8 Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation You Never Knew

8 Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation You Never Knew

As women get older, they don't just age physically, they can also encounter problems with their private areas as well.

If you are having issues with your vagina, it's not something that you should ignore, and you should fully use the options that are available to you to help turn things around. These options can address any discomfort you are having personally. You, as a woman, must voice your concerns and speak up. Possible solutions are available.

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