The bitter cold weather has finally arrived and while we enjoy sitting by the fire and indulging in hot cocoa, our skin has a hard time keeping up. Lack of moisture and damage from the Summer sun can have hit pause on the winter fun but getting back into a skincare routine and undoing summer damage can help.Read More
Theodore Roosevelt once said that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Well, that’s great for Teddy but we’re pretty sure he was never on the other end of a Botox needle! The truth is that medical procedures can be intimidating, especially when you’re unprepared or unfamiliar with the process.
If you’re one of those people, you should know that there are things you can do to ease your stress and change your perspective towards the whole experience.Read More
The beautiful, yet understated beauty of Meghan Markle has been the envy of millions around the world and has inspired many attempts to replicate her skin-care routine. Now, thanks to old interviews the Duchess gave during her time on Suits, we have unlocked the secrets for you to try yourself.Read More
Rumor 1: If my lips turn out bad, there’s nothing I can do to fix it.
Rumor 2: Lip fillers stretch your lips out. Once you start getting the treatment, you’ll have to continue forever or else your lips will deflate and sag.
Rumor 3: I already have a round face. Fillers will just make me puffy.
Rumor 4: Lip injections are only for people with thin lips.Read More
Believe it or not, ‘plump’ lips are not the main reason why people get injections, although it’s certainly a benefit. Most of our clients actually don’t want large lips at all. You’ll find that shape is actually more important than size. To understand why, let’s take a look at what makes your lips look old.
If you hear the words ‘lip injections’ and think ‘duck lips’, you’re not alone. All it takes is seeing one bad over-the-top lip job on reality TV for people to swear off injectables for life. But trust me when I say you have seen a lot more ‘done’ lips than you realize – because when they’re done well lip fillers appear totally natural, and of course, totally beautiful.Read More
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.Read More
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.
How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?
The effects from Botox will last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
Women are no longer the the only demographic in the med spa industry. More and more men are making their way to medical spas that offer non-invasive procedure such as laser hair removal, BOTOX, and body contouring. And CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men.Read More
From Harper’s Bazaar - Paola Alberdi is many things-fashion influencer, stylist, and creative director of Blank Itinerary. She's also constantly trying new beauty products. In the latest episode of #GoToBedWithMe, the Instagram star shows us exactly how she keeps her skin looking so fresh and glowy.Read More
Most laser treatments require you to avoid the sun or very careful about the sun for a month or two after treatment. The best times for laser treatments are fall, winter and early spring when the sun’s UVA rays are lowest.
How does exposure to the sun affect these procedures?Read More
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.Read More
For those who are looking to take control of the signs of aging, Revanesse Versa is a multi-purpose dermal filler that leverages state of the art production methods, optimal ingredients and rigorous quality testing to provide remarkable results. Revanesse is tried and tested, with over 1 million syringes used worldwide since 2002.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More