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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PRP is so 2017 - It's All About the PRF Now

PRP is so 2017 - It's All About the PRF Now

PRF is a second-generation version of PRP therapy. PRF has a higher concentration of platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells. In addition, PRF has a small percentage of stem cells, which cannot be found in traditional PRP therapy.

PRF is 100% natural with zero additives. The treatment works by forming a gel after 15 minutes to hold a nice form, which makes PRF especially effective when used in conjunction with a number of fillers

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Skin Care Tips for your 20s

Skin Care Tips for your 20s

It should come as no surprise for most people their 20’s are often the best years for their skin. This makes sense considering the 20’s is commonly the sweet spot after the acne and blemishes associated with our teenage years have faded, but before wrinkles and other visible signs of aging begin to emerge. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about preserving the health and condition of your skin.

By being proactive and caring for your skin during your 20’s, you can build a foundation for healthy skin that can last for years. To help you maintain radiant, young-looking skin through your 20’s and beyond, the beauty experts at SkinSpaMED have some tips.

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Why Ultherapy is The Go-To Spring Treatment

Why Ultherapy is The Go-To Spring Treatment

While other laser treatments are off-limits during the summer months with the constant lingering temptation so spend all your time in the sun, Ultherapy, the noninvasive ultrasound treatment shines! 

Ultherapy, the summer friendly treatment is the noninvasive way to tighten skin without surgery.  Everybody wants to avoid downtime, and with Ultherapy the no downtime treatment allows you to keep to your busy fun filled schedule.  

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