Feel Camera-Ready With These Medspa Treatments

How to get camera ready with medspa treatments

Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, Webex, Teams… whatever platform you’ve been using to stay connected, video conferencing has become the new normal for working, socializing and staying in touch with others remotely.

In this new virtual way of life, we seem to be constantly on screen. 

While you may not have to leave your house to attend work meetings or talk with family or friends anymore, you might be feeling the need to improve your appearance on camera.

Are your forehead wrinkles the only thing you see during your video call?

Are your “11” lines making you look angry?

Maybe you hate seeing your double chin, or the fact that you always look tired, even if you have makeup on.

Do you wish there was a way to get rid of those unwanted lines, hollow cheeks, or extra layer of quarantine fat without any surgery or downtime?

Your wish might not be too far out of reach with the right medical spa treatments.

There are multiple non-surgical medspa treatments available now that do not require any days off from work and have very little to no downtime.

These highly coveted treatments are FDA approved and have helped millions around the world feel more comfortable in their own skin, especially when on camera all day.

You can feel more confident during your next video conference without anyone knowing that you had work done, and you don’t have to miss a beat.

Let’s dive into some areas you may be wanting to improve or enhance:

Medspa Treatment for Loss of Volume

Need a lift? Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler that can help improve volume loss in the mid-face, cheek and eye area for a more youthful appearance.

This medspa treatment can help contour the face, create more defined cheekbones, lift any sunken areas of the face, and brighten up tired-looking eyes for an improved, fresh-faced appearance both on and off the screen.

Medspa Treatment for Wrinkles and Folds

Tired of obsessing over the defined lines around your mouth?

Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra, and Restylane dermal fillers can help fill and smooth any moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose, mouth and lip areas.

These fillers improve the appearance of laugh lines, the wrinkles from your nose to the corners of the mouth, and can add volume to your lips.

Medspa Treatment for Forehead Wrinkles and “11” Lines

Feeling like you look a little angry?

That couple of prominent lines in between your eyebrows might be why.

Botox is a popular medspa treatment that can reduce and prevent wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes to get rid of those stubborn lines, wrinkles and even crow’s feet.

Further reading: “The Ultimate Guide to the Botox treatment 2021

Medspa Treatment for the Double Chin

Still insecure after trying every camera angle?

Coolsculpting can fix your double chin with its innovative, nonsurgical fat reduction technology.

It can improve the appearance and reduce the fat under your chin so you can focus more on your important meeting and not on adjusting your webcam.

The best part about all of the medspa treatments mentioned above is that they all take no longer than your lunch break, there is no surgery required, they have almost instant results, and they have little to no downtime afterwards.

These quick, non-invasive procedures can improve the way you look and boost your confidence both on and off screen, so you don’t feel like you need to turn off your camera again.

Feel more comfortable on your Teams meetings and Zoom happy hours so you can focus less on your insecurities and be more present.

If you are searching for the best Medical Spa in Bucks County, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-4692.

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Ditch the “Dad Bod” with CoolSculpting!

What do Leonardo DiCaprio, Jon Hamm, and Seth Rogen all have in common aside from being famous celebrities?

Well, they all are known for boasting a “Dad Bod.”

What is a “Dad Bod?”

The term, which was coined in March 2015 by a 19-year-old Clemson sophomore named Mackenzie Pearson, describes a male body type that is “softly round.”

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Furthermore, men don’t necessarily have to be a Dad (even though it was built upon that theory) to have this body type.

The term has been used to describe men who work out moderately but also have a beer gut.

While the dad bod is a new body trend that a lot of women (according to Pearson are “crazy about”) we know that some men still prefer having that traditionally masculine or chiseled physique.

Plus, not all men who have been labeled as having a Dad bod indulge on beer and pizza every weekend, and go to the gym just a few times a week.

Many men that work out every day and eat healthy, still have those love handles or that spare tire on their belly that will not go away, and thus make them appear to have the dad bod.

Want to help get rid of your Dad bod?

Consider CoolSculpting!

If eating right and going to the gym are not giving you that trimmed, and sculpted look you desire, one non-surgical and clinically proven procedure we highly suggest you consider is CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is one of the latest and most innovative treatment options that diminishes unwanted fat without injections, incisions, or surgery. It is a great alternative to liposuction.

How does Coolsculpting work?

A controlled cooling is used to selectively freeze stubborn fat cells (in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and now chin area).

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.

Is Coolsculpting Permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Aside from helping to remove fat and achieve that more sculpted physique, the procedure takes only one hour, is completely painless, and will not require you take any time off from work!

Even though men with chiseled abs (like David Beckham) and bulging muscles (think Chris Pratt post Guardians of the Galaxy) are no longer the “latest” preferred male physiques, men with huge beer bellies and excessive flab are not in either.

And, if being labeled as having a “Dad bod” is not for you, CoolSculpting can be exactly what you need when diet and exercise is not enough.

If you are looking to get in shape by summer, read our Guide to How To Get The Ultimate Beach Body in 60 Days.

To learn more about Coolsculpting in Bucks County, please feel free to browse through our website, schedule your online appointment or call 267-388-4692.

Three Reasons to Have Laser Hair Removal Done in Winter

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There is no denying that laser hair removal treatments will help you get rid of unwanted hair on your legs, arms, bikini area, face, chest and back.

While laser hair removal can be done at any time of year, the winter season is the best time to begin.

Here are three benefits to starting laser hair removal in the winter.

  1. If you begin laser hair removal in the winter, by the time the warm weather arrives you will have reached optimum results.
  2. During the winter, there is less chance your skin will be exposed to the sun. When getting laser hair removal, it is not recommended to have treatments done on skin with active sun exposure or sunburn.
  3. After treatment, you need to keep the targeted areas of your body out of sunlight. It is easier to do so in the winter because you will most likely be wearing more clothing.

With each laser hair removal treatment, you should expect to see a 10-20% reduction in hair growth.

Since hair has three main growing stages and laser hair removal is achieved during the first growth stage, at least 6 treatments are recommended to get you the best results.

So, if you begin your treatments in January, you will practically be hair free by June.

It’s important to be consistent in scheduling your appointments every four to eight weeks.

Your diligence and patience will be rewarded by the time you wear that first official spring or summer outfit.

At Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa we help our patients free themselves from having unwanted hair.

Waxing and shaving will be a thing of the past with our laser hair removal treatments.

If you live in or near Bucks County, PA and would like to learn more about the benefits of having laser hair removal done at our Medspa, please call us at 267-388-4692 or schedule a free consultation online.

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The Ultimate Guide to The Botox Treatment 2021

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The Botox treatment has become a mainstream cosmetic treatment done by millions of men and women over the years to keep wrinkles at bay.

For those that have not tried it yet and are considering the Botox treatment, we created a comprehensive Ultimate Guide to the Botox Treatment to answer all of the Botox questions you may have about the treatment.

About Botox

What is Botox?

Botox (Botulinum toxin) or Botox Cosmetic is a wrinkle relaxer that is FDA approved to treat moderate to severe lines such as crow’s feet and forehead lines.

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What is Botox made from?

Botox is made of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum that is found in nature as well as in the intestinal tracts of certain fish and animals.

How does Botox work?

Botox cosmetic works by targeting and weakening the muscles that are used when smiling, frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows.

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How was Botox created?

Botox was originally created to help people with muscle spasms of the eye lids, lazy eye and those that had crossed eyes.

Who invented Botox?

Dr. Alan Scott, an Ophthalmologist first discovered what is now known as Botox and later sold the rights to Allergan in 1991.

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When was Botox approved for aesthetic treatments?

Botox became FDA approved in 2002.

What are the FDA approved areas for Botox Cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is FDA approved to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.

How long is a Botox treatment?

A typical Botox treatment only takes about 10 minutes.

Who can perform a Botox treatment?

A Botox treatment should be administered by a licensed and trained Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Nurse.

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Where can I get Botox treatments?

Botox treatments are done in a clinical setting such as a Doctor’s office or a Medical Spa.

Where can I get Botox in Bucks County, PA?

Healthy Solutions Medspa offers Botox treatments in Bucks County and the surrounding areas of Montgomery and Philadelphia County. Read some of Healthy Solutions Medspa Botox reviews here.

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The Botox Treatment

Which areas can Botox treat?

Botox can treat many areas and conditions such as relaxing wrinkles, neck spasms, treat migraines, bladder issues, excessive sweating, and foot and leg pain. Botox cosmetic is FDA approved for moderate to severe lines on the forehead and crows’ feet. There are other areas that are treated with Botox “off label” such as the platismal bands on the neck (also called tech neck), above the lips, corner of the lips, and masseter.

Can Botox lift eyebrows?

Yes. A Botox treatment can elevate the height of your eyebrows.

Can Botox fix uneven eyebrows and asymmetry?

Yes. Botox can correct eyebrow asymmetry by lifting the eyebrow.

Is the Botox treatment painful?

Most people feel that the Botox treatment is not that painful. The Botox treatment requires tiny needle injections that most people say feels like a pinch.

Do you get anesthesia before Botox?

No. Most people find the treatment comfortable and an ice pack is given post treatment to reduce any post injection site swelling.

Do you get numbing cream before Botox?

Botox is typically done without numbing cream.

How long does Botox last in forehead?

Results can last from 3-4 months.

How should I prepare for a Botox treatment?

Make sure to tell your Botox provider if you have any plans to have surgery, had recent surgery on your face, if you have trouble raising your eyebrows, if you have drooping eyelids or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your Doctor if you had Botox within the last than 4 months.

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Botox Results

Are Botox results instant?

No. Botox is not an instant treatment. It takes a few days for you to start seeing results. Optimum results will be seen in 7-10 days after your treatment.

When will I start to see my Botox results?

You may start to notice smoothing of wrinkle lines within 24 to 48 hours with optimum results in 10-14 days.

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How long does Botox last?

Botox results last up to 4 months.

Is Botox permanent?

No. Botox is not a permanent treatment. Treatment results can last about 3 to 4 months.

What happens when Botox wears off?

Your wrinkles slowly start to reappear as Botox wears off.

Can Botox be reversed?

Botox can not be reversed or dissolved. It is a temporary treatment that will wear off between 3-4 months.

Botox Cost

Is Botox expensive?

Botox is an affordable treatment. A treatment can start at $100.

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How much is Botox?

Botox can range from $200-$600 depending on how many areas you want to get treated and your Botox provider’s price per unit or price per treatment area.

How much is Botox per unit?

Botox typically can range from $10 – $15 per unit. It can range depending on the experience of the Clinician and the local market rate.

How much is Botox in your forehead?

The recommended treatment for Botox on the forehead can range in price between $100-$300. Some people may need 10 units, while others may require 20 units as each person’s facial expression and level of movement is different. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for eyes?

Botox treatment for the eyes refers to the crow’s feet area. This area requires between 12 and 24 units of Botox that can range from $120-$360. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for 11 lines?

Botox treatments for the 11 lines, also called the frown lines or glabellar can require 20 units of Botox. This treatment area can range from $200-$300. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

How much is Botox for lips?

Botox for lips is a treatment to treat gummy lines or to do what is called a lip flip. The lip flip treatment can range from $50 – $100 and up.

How much is Botox for crow’s-feet?

The crow’s-feet can require between 12 and 24 units depending on the patient. This treatment can range from $120 to $360. The on label treatment for crow’s feet is 24 units. The amount of units may differ in each patient depending on age, strength of facial expression muscles, previous history of treatments and desired treatment outcome.

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How much is Botox for an eyebrow lift?

A Botox eyebrow lift requires about 4-8 units of Botox and costs between $40 and $120.

Is it ok to buy Botox on Groupon?

Beware of buying Botox on Groupon as you do not know if the facility will be giving you real or expired Botox. Also, you may be getting treatments from a provider who doesn’t have much experience injecting and thus they are discounting the treatment to get more hands-on training. You always want to select an injector with experience and one that has a great reputation.

How to save on Botox or find a Botox special?

To save on your Botox treatments, we recommend signing up for the Botox Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Rewards program. This program notifies you via email of any Botox offers, Botox rebates, Botox coupons, and savings towards future Botox treatments. The best part about it is its Free! You also earn points every time you get a Botox, Filler, Kybella, or Coolsculpting treatment that can be used towards your next Botox appointment or other qualified treatment.

How do I calculate my Botox treatment?

You can use our Botox calculator here to see approximately how much your Botox treatment will cost:

Units of Botox

How many units of Botox do I need?

The number of units needed for a Botox treatment depends on how many areas you want to get treated. For example, the frown lines or the 11-line area between the eyes and above the nose require 20 units of Botox and can range from $200-$300.

How much does 20 units of Botox cost?

20 Units of Botox can range between $200 and $300.

How much does 50 units of Botox cost?

50 Units of Botox can range between $500 and $750.

Is 50 units of Botox too much?

For people wanting to get a few areas treated with Botox such as crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, purchasing 50 units of Botox is not too much.

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Safety and Risks with Botox

How safe is Botox cosmetic?

Botox is FDA approved. There has been more than 16 years of research and studies published in 528 peer-reviewed scientific journals and articles. Botox or Clostridium botulinum bacterium is a toxin causing paralysis but when used for cosmetic purposes by a licensed and trained clinician in small quantities is safe and effective. Botox is also FDA approved.

Is there a risk with getting Botox?

The Botox treatment is safe when performed by an experienced injector. Some side effects that may present but are rare are swelling or bruising at the injection site or pain. Some people that get Botox feel like they have a headache. Other risks include droopy eye lid, uneven or “spock” eyebrows, dry eyes or tearing of the eyes.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox side effects may include itching, rash, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness, feeling faint, dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, or blurred vision.

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How long will I bruise after Botox?

Not everyone bruises after their Botox treatment. But bruising can occur. If you do, get small bruising at the injection site, it can last up to 10 days. You can cover bruises with makeup. It is recommended to stop taking fish oil or other blood thinning supplements and medications like aspirin a week before your Botox treatment to minimize bruising post treatment. You can take Arnica or Vitamin K to reduce bruising time.

Is Botox bad for your health?

No. There have been many studies done to show the safety of Botox cosmetic treatments and Botox side effects are rare.

Is Botox bad for you long term?

Botox, when treated long term has been found to weaken the muscles which may cause you to need less Botox over time. Also, skin on the forehead may appear thinner where Botox was treated. There is also have been reports of mild discoloration but is rare.

Can you smile after getting Botox?

Yes, as long as you have the treatment done with an experienced Botox injector. However, if your injector gives you too much Botox, there is a possibility to have a “frozen” look.

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Can you get Botox with other procedures on the same day?

You can receive certain treatments prior to your Botox treatment or on the same day such as the Hydrafacial or Dermal Fillers. Certain treatments are not recommended doing the same day. It’s best to get a consultation to find out which treatment you can get done on the same day.

Can you exercise after your Botox treatment?

It is not recommended to break a sweat or workout for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

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How long can side effects of Botox last?

If you experience any side effects of Botox, they typically last about 24-48 hours.

What does it feel like when Botox first starts to work?

Most people feel nothing when their Botox starts to work. Some people feel a bit heavy and tight in the treatment area.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Yes. Botox, when done correctly allows you to make facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, and raising your eyebrows without the wrinkles. Some patients desire less movement than others. Your provider can review your goals with you.

Can you get Botox when Pregnant?

No, it is not recommended to get Botox if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Can you get Botox when you are Breastfeeding?

No, it is not recommended to get Botox if you are Breastfeeding.

What should I avoid before a Botox treatment?

Avoid fish oil and blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen as they may cause you to bruise after treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to your treatment to minimize bruising. Avoid making a Botox appointment right before a major event. You should give yourself at least 2 weeks before a special event. This will give you plenty of time to heal and allow you to come in for a follow up appointment in case you need a touch up.

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What should I avoid after a Botox treatment?

Avoid rubbing or pressing on your face for 24 hours after your Botox treatment to avoid migration to other areas. Avoid exercise for at least 24 hours after your Botox treatment. Avoid saunas, sweating, or intense heat. Avoid wearing a hat or headband right after the treatment.

What is the aftercare for Botox?

You can wash your face gently after your Botox treatment. Be sure not to put too much pressure or massage the treated area. Avoid heat, sweating, and exercising for 24 hours after your treatment.

Can anyone get a Botox treatment?

Both men and women of ages 21 and over can benefit from Botox treatments. Many people in their 20’s have started to get treatments earlier than their older counterparts for preventive reasons. Botox is not recommended if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should avoid getting Botox if you have a skin infection. It is best to get a consultation to see if Botox is right for you.

How do I know that I’m getting real Botox?

Select a reputable and authorized physician provider from the Botox find a physician directory and ask to see the Botox vial during your treatment. The Botox vial will have the Botox logo and a holographic image that says Botox on it. If it does not, it is not real Botox.

What if my Botox looks uneven?

If you notice that your Botox treatment such as the eyebrows look uneven, don’t panic. This can easily be fixed at your provider’s office. He or she will add a few more units of Botox to even out your treatment.

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Microblading and Botox – which should I do first?

Some technicians recommend doing microblading before Botox treatments so that your eyebrows are created before your Botox treatment. You should wait at least 2 weeks after microblading your eyebrows to get your Botox treatment.

Can I get microneedling done with Botox?

It is recommended to have microneedling done at least 2 weeks after your Botox treatment.

Can I get a chemical peel post Botox treatment?

It is recommended to wait at least 2 weeks before doing a chemical peel after receiving an injectable treatment.

Can I get a laser treatment after my Botox?

You should wait at least 2 weeks before getting any laser treatments done on your face after receiving a Botox treatment.

Can I get a facial after my Botox treatment?

No. It is not recommended to get a facial after Botox to avoid massaging the treatment area. You should wait at least a week to get a facial post Botox.

Can I get a massage after my Botox treatment?

No. It is not recommended to get a massage after your Botox treatment. You should wait at least a week to get a massage after Botox. Laying down for the first four hours after treatment is not recommended, putting pressure on your face and massaging the forehead is not recommended post Botox

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Botox Alternatives

What is an alternative treatment to Botox?

For those looking for alternative treatments to Botox may opt for wrinkle reduction creams or retinols, allergy medications for bags under the eyes, chemical peels to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, laser resurfacing treatments, microneedling, dermal fillers for wrinkles such as Juvederm or Restylane, or surgery.

Botox vs. Facelift

A facelift requires surgery and can last 10 years or more. Botox is a temporary wrinkle relaxing treatment that needs to be maintained with treatments every four months. Unlike a facelift, Botox treatments do not require anesthesia. In addition, there is no major downtime such as swelling or bruising after a Botox treatment that there is with a facelift.

What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?

Botox and fillers are not the same thing. Botox relaxes wrinkles while filler fill in lines and other sunken areas of the face. Fillers are used to fill, lift and add volume to cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.

What should I do first, Botox or Fillers?

Botox and Dermal Fillers are often used together to rejuvenate the face. It’s best to get a consultation to see if Botox, Fillers or both are right for you.

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Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Jeuveau

Which Botox is the best?

There is only one Botox but there are other similar neurotoxins on the market called Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Botox was FDA approved in 2002 and was the first neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes. Botox Cosmetic treats moderate to severe lines on the forehead and crows’ feet.
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It was FDA approved in 2009 in the United States. Dysport may act quicker in some patients than Botox in seeing results. The biggest difference between Botox and Dysport is the quantity of units needed due to the potency of Dysport. Dysport requires 2-3 units to 1 unit of Botox so if an area requires 25 units of Botox, you may need 50 plus units of Dysport. While Dysport maybe cheaper than Botox, the quantity of units of Dysport physicians need to use is more than Botox and thus there is not a big difference in price. In addition, Dysport has been shown to drift more than Botox causing relaxation of neighboring muscles. Unlike other toxins, Dysport contains cow milk protein and therefore cannot be used for those that are allergic to milk.

What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?

XEOMIN® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary). FDA approved in 2011 in the United States. The cost of Xeomin is about the same as Botox and the number of units needed for treatment is the same as Botox. Xeomin is said to have a slower onset at day 4 vs Botox is 72 hours. It is a pure form of botulinum toxin and can be used for patients with resistance build up to other toxins.

What is the difference between Botox and Jeuveau?

Jeuveau™ is the newest neurotoxin also know in the market as Newtox. The prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs injection is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). FDA approved in 2019. Jeuveau can cost less than Botox but with Botox running promotions, they typically are similar in price. While Botox is approved for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments such aseyelid spasms, severe underarm sweating, migraines, overactive bladder, pediatric upper limb spasticity, and relaxing wrinkles, Jeuveau is only approved for cosmetic purposes. Since Botox has been on the market the longest, there are more clinical safety studies than Jeuveau.

Which neurotoxin is right for you?

It is best to discuss all your options with a physician during your consultation.

More on Botox…

Does Botox improve your mood?

Yes. A study done in 2009 showed that Botox used in the forehead improved mood due to reduced frowning.

Do Men get Botox?

Yes. Men and Women get Botox. More men are getting Botox now. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in their 2018 Plastic Surgery Report there was a 381% increase in men getting Botox since 2000.

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What is Brotox?

It is a term used for men getting Botox.

What is Baby Botox?

It’s a term used for a smaller amount of Botox injected or less than the amount that is recommended for the area. It doesn’t last as long as a recommended treatment of 4 months. It may last about 2 months.

What is a Botox Party?

A Botox party is when a group of 5 or more plan to get Botox treatments done at the same time in a casual atmosphere. The hostess that plans the party and her friends usually get discounted Botox treatments. It’s best to have these in a medical setting and not at someone’s house.Botox Parties Bucks County

How many people have received Botox treatments?

In 2018, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that more than seven million people received botulinum toxin injections in 2018.

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If you are looking for a reputable Botox provider in Bucks County, PA, schedule a consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

The Ultimate Guide to Microneedling 2021

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also know as Collagen Induction Therapy is a medical aesthetic procedure that uses very small needles to repeatedly penetrate layers of the skin in order to create a wound healing cascade.

This results in microscopic holes or microchannels in the dermis.

This treatment improves the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin tone and texture.

History of Microneedling:

In the 1950’s mesotherapy was discovered by Dr. Michel Pistor. He used a meso device with one needle.

He came up with the concept that pricking the skin would promote collagen formation.

Then in 1995, subcision came around which was a new method of treating depressed scars and wrinkles.

Following subcision, came needle dermabrasion in 1997.

This treatment involved using a tattoo pistol to treat scars.

Patients saw improvement in scar texture, appearance and color, however this treatment was very time and labor intensive due to use of only one needle.

In 1998, Dr. Des Fernandes from South Africa developed a small needling stamping device and presented his study on needling at a conference in San Francisco.

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By the year 2000, the first medical Microneedling device called the Dermaroller was invented by Horst Liebl.

This device consisted of many fine needles on a drum shaped roller.

By the mid-2000’s, Microneedling grew popular in medical offices, medspas, and with patients.

In 2018, the SkinPen Microneedling device was FDA cleared to improve the appearance of acne scars of adults 22 years of age and older.

It was designed for use by licensed healthcare practitioners or individuals directed by practitioners.

The science behind the Microneedling treatment

The skin goes through three phases of wound healing.

First the skin is injured which causes inflammation and releases growth factors.

Then the tissue goes into the proliferation phase where the fibroblasts release growth factors, glycoproteins, and collagen causing the epidermal cells to migrate to the wound.

Then tissue and capillaries form, and fibroblasts continue to proliferate.

In this phase, the dermal thickness increases.

In the last phase of microneedling wound healing, the tissue is remodeled which causes a skin tightening effect by promoting fresh new collagen.

Complete tissue remodeling can take place from 3 weeks to 1 year.

Most remodeling completes after 6 months.

A study by Fernandes, D. Oral showed 400% more collagen was produced after 6 months following a Microneedling treatment.

Microneedling for Wrinkles & Acne Scars

As we age, our skin thins and our epidermal layer of skin thickness decreases.

One study showed that the thickness of collagen in a 2 year old dermis is about 1.37 um vs. the thickness of collagen in a 90 year old has an average of .52 um.

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The collagen loss surrounding the scar creates a cave like and shadowing appearance

When combining the effects of aging skin with uneven acne scars, the result is a more prominent appearance of acne scars.

With Microneedling, the wound healing process creates collagen and increases the thickness of the dermis to create a more a youthful appearance as well as helps to repair acne scars.

To reduce the appearance of acne scars in adults and improve the appearance of surrounding skin, you must treat both effectively.

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Frequently Asked Microneedling Treatment Questions:

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What is the best and safest medical grade Microneedling device?

The SkinPen is the only FDA cleared and legally marketed automated, non-surgical Microneedling device on the market. It is proven safe and effective to treat and improve the appearance of acne scars in adults aged 22 and older.

What are some side effects of Microneedling?

Dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness and burning are some of the side effects that some patients have seen last from 1 to 6 days post Microneedling.

How will my skin look after Microneedling?

Your skin may have an appearance of a mild sunburn to moderate sunburn.

What are the contraindications for Microneedling or reason why someone should not receive a Microneedling treatment?

Patients who have the following should not receive Microneedling:
– Have active skin cancer in the treatment area
– Have open wounds, sore, or irritated skin in the treatment area
– Have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetic
– Have a hemorrhagic bleeding disorder or a hemostatic bleeding dysfunction.
– Are pregnant or nursing
– Are currently taking drugs with ingredients of isotretinoin such as Accutane.

What areas can not be Microneedled?

Microneedling should not be done around the orbital rim such as the eye lids.

How should I prepare for a Microneedling treatment?

Avoid excessive sun exposure. No sunburn.
Discontinue to use topical retinoids 24 hours prior to Microneedling.
Avoid treatment if you have active breakouts or open lesions.
Allow 24 hours after auto immune therapy.
Wait at least 6 months before oral isotretinoin use.

What to avoid after Microneedling?

You should avoid sweaty exercise and sun exposure 72 hours post your Microneedling treatment.
In addition, you should avoid other facial treatments for a month after Microneedling.

Which products should I use post Microneedling?

You should use Vitamin C as it is a great antioxidant and helps with rebuilding collagen. Vitamin A is also recommended to use after Microneedling as it promotes cell turnover, decreases collagen degradation, and helps to thicken the dermal layer. Also, copper with peptides as it plays a role in the production of collagen and elastin that the body is not able to produce by itself.
Other products that would benefit are Magnesium, as it is a great atioxidant, Zinc because it helps to reduce inflammation and promotes collagen production, and Ginger Extact because it prevents further damage to the skin caused by UV exposure.

Why are good skin care products so important to use after Microneedling?

They can help reduce inflammation, provide moisture, aid in wound healing, improve and maintain aesthetic procedure outcomes, and reduce the risk of potential complications.

Which products or ingredients should I avoid using after Microneedling?

Ingredients known to increase inflammation should be avoided as well as those that hinder the skin’s ability to repair and remodel.
These include:
– Formaldehyde releasing preservatives
– Silicone/Methicone/Dimethicone
– Dyes
– Fragrances
– Petroleum
– Glycol
– Sulphates
– Mineral Oil
– Parabens
– Citrus derived preservatives
It is best to follow the post treatment instructions and products recommended to you by your medical aesthetic provider.

What is the difference between a Dermaroller and a Microneedling pen?

A Dermaroller is an over the counter needling device and Microneedling pen is a medical aesthetic device only allowed to be used in medical aesthetic practices.

What is better Dermarolling or Microneedling?

Mechanical microneedling with an FDA cleared Microneedling device such as the SkinPen produces more microchannels with one pass than created by a Dermaroller with many passes.

How long does it take for the micro-channels created during Microneedling to close after treatment?

One study showed that microchannels created during Microneedling close after 24 hours.

How deep into the skin does Microneedling penetrate?

The SkinPen microneedling device is able to go up to 2.5 mm which is the highest depth of penetration that is proven safe for patients.

If you are looking for Microneedling near me and live in the Bucks County, PA area, call (267) 323-4543 or contact Healthy Solutions Medspa today for a free consultation.

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3 Areas Botox Injections Can Treat That Will Surprise You: Lips, Masseters and Neck.

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We already know Botox is used to combat wrinkles on the face, but you might not know that Botox can treat the lips, masseters and neck areas too?

Here are three Botox treatments to help you look young and beautiful.


Lip Flip
: Enhance the natural shape of your lip with Botox.

The Lip Flip is an excellent choice for those looking to achieve a more voluminous pout.

How does a Lip Flip work?

Botox injections into the orbicularis oris muscle around the mouth relax the upper lip muscles causing the lip to flip slightly upward, making the upper lip plumper and more visible.

A Lip Flip is especially good for someone who has an upper lip that disappears when they smile.

It will also cover exposed gums caused by smiling.

The rolled-out upper lip creates more volume and a beautiful smile.

Lip Flip Botox injections last three to four months and should only be performed by a highly trained and licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Registered Nurse.

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You are a good candidate for Lip Flip if:

  • You are looking for a voluminous pout.
  • You want fuller lips without lip fillers.
  • Your upper lip disappears when you smile.
  • You have a gummy smile.
  • You want to enhance your natural lip shape.

Masseters Botox Treatment: Reshape your jawline with this minimally invasive treatment.

Your jawline is a prominent feature.

It can affect the overall appearance of your face.

Masseters Botox treatment can reshape and slim down your jawline.

As we age, the masseters muscles along the jawline expand.

We use the masseter muscle to chew and clench or grind our teeth.

Like any muscle, the more we use it, the bigger it gets.

Over time the masseter muscles become enlarged.

The expanded muscles can cause an oval shape jawline to become square.

For some, a wider-looking face or profound asymmetric jawline is genetic.

Regardless of the cause, a Masseter Botox treatment will define and contour the jawline.

The results is a more youthful and softer appearance.

How does a Masseters Botox treatment work?

The Botox injections help to relax the masseter muscles.

Once the muscles are in a relaxed state, they no longer need to work as hard.

After treatment, you can chew and move your jaw as usual without overworking the masseter muscles.

The decrease in pressure on the masseter muscles will prevent them from growing and allow them to reduce in size.

The slimmed-down appearance can last three to six months.

You are a good candidate for Masseters Botox treatment if you:

  • Have a wide or square jawline.
  • Grind or clench your teeth.
  • Have an asymmetric jaw line.

Tech Neck Wrinkles: Lines and Wrinkles that form on the neck.

 

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Botox injections can prevent and correct lines and wrinkles on the neck.

A Botox treatment in the neck will relax the platysma muscle and thus will reduce lines and wrinkles that form on the neck.

How do people get “Tech Neck”?

Tech Neck occurs over time as we age.

Other factors that contribute to wrinkles on the neck are extreme weight loss, sun damage, excessive strain on the neck muscle, poor skincare, and genetics.

Botox injections are used to prevent Tech Neck or correct already developed fine lines and wrinkles.

A Botox treatment on the neck can correct:

  • Tech Neck.
  • Sagging neck.
  • Loss of collagen in the neck.

 

A Lip Flip, Masseters Botox treatment, and Botox neck injections are three ways to help you improve your appearance and look like your younger self.

 

If you are looking for Botox injections near me and live in the Bucks County area, call (267) 388-4692 or contact Healthy Solutions Medspa today for a free consultation.

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3 Medspa Treatments That Can Clear up Bacne & Back Acne Scars

“Bacne” and back acne scarring are among the many new sought after treatments in the skin care field.

Whether you experience active acne or acne scarring on the back, or both, there are solutions out there that have worked wonders with clearing up the skin and improve hyperpigmentation.

The most effective treatments today include the VI Peel, Hydrafacial and Microneedling.

VI Peel For Bacne

The VI Peel is a gentle but powerful medical grade chemical peel that can be be customized with boosters to treat many different skin care concerns from hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, texture, wrinkles, acne, and bacne.

This aesthetic procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest and back.

It’s extremely effective in treating “bacne” and back acne scars.

The VI peel works by creating micro-damage to the skin’s top layer, causing peeling which in turns stimulates new tissue growth, shedding off old unhealthy skin and bringing out new healthy skin.

Because of the thicker skin on the back, peeling starts around day 7 and can last 4-7 days.

Due to the longer peeling duration, back peels should be done every 6-8 weeks and a series of 2-6 treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Microneedling For Back Acne

Microneedling is a great treatment option for back acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, minimizing pore size and fine lines and wrinkles.

It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles to stimulate an immune response from the body to produce new collagen and elastin to heal the injured areas leaving the skin rejuvenated and corrected of inconsistencies.

Healing time takes about 5-7 days with minimal down time and a series of 3 is recommended for optimal results.

Minor side effects should be expected after this treatment, such as redness, bruising or inflammation, but usually clear up in a few days

Hydrafacial For The Back

The Clarifying Hydrafacial is another treatment option for “Bacne” and can be done in conjunction with either the VI Peel or Microneedling.

This treatment uses a combination of glycolic acid, salicylic acid and Blue LED light therapy to target bacteria, decongest the skin and control oil production.

First, the back is deeply cleansed, softening the sebum to aid in extractions and remove any impurities.

With a vortex tip, the skin is exfoliated with a gentle glycolic and salicylic acid peel.

Afterwards comes extractions, followed by hydrating the skin with hyaluronic acid, detoxifying antioxidants, and firming peptides for deep moisturization and hydration.

The HydraFacial treatment for the back leaves skin looking healthy and hydrated.

Monthly treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Acne and acne scarring on the face and the body can be extremely frustrating and leave you feeling self-conscious.

With the help of a physician and medical aesthetician, they can customize a treatment plan to get your back acne under control and help you start feeling your best.

To find out if you are a viable candidate for any of these treatments, it’s best to start with a consultation.

If you are searching for the best acne, bacne, or acne scarring treatments near me and you live in or around the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online, or give us a call at 267-388-4692.

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Alle: The New Rewards Program Replacing Brilliant Distinctions

Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program has been rebranded and now called Allē!

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the customer loyalty program has relaunched in the best interest of its customers.

Introducing Allē as the next generation of Brilliant Distinctions, the premier aesthetics loyalty program will give its members a more rewarding and advanced loyalty experience, so that you can save more on your favorite cosmetic treatments and products.

So what’s the main difference between Brilliant Distinctions and Allē?

Allē includes everything you loved about Brilliant Distinctions® with even more perks:

With Brilliant Distinctions®, you saved on Allergan Aesthetics™ brands such as Botox and Juvederm, and your points lasted 9 months.

With Allē, now you get customized offers, coupon-less redemption, curated content, savings on Allergan Aesthetics™ brands, ability to earn points on a variety of in-office products and treatments, and your points now last 12 months.

The program is now designed to fit your personal interests and needs
The program will continue to uniquely benefit your loyalty in addition to a more streamlined process.

Allē Membership Benefits:

As a member, you’ll be a part of the Alle Points program, which will earn you points on select products and services, such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, Kybella®, Latisse® and CoolSculpting®. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn points every time you receive a treatment, which you can then later redeem to save big or even donate.

Membership will also get you special offers and exclusive invitations on top of an ALLE newsletter that includes useful tips, articles, special promotions and insider access to special events that are not available to those not enrolled

Allē Points Program Breakdown:

100 points is equivalent to $10. So, 200 points is $20.

Botox – 200 Allē points earned
Juvederm XC – 200 Allē points earned per syringe
Juvederm Voluma – 200 Allē points earned per syringe
Juvederm Vollure – 200 Allē points earned per syringe
Volbella – 200 Allē points earned per syringe
Juvederm Ultra XC – 200 Allē points earned per syringe
Coolsculpting – 200 Allē points earned per cycle up to 16 cycles per rolling year
Latisse 5 ml – 140 Allē points earned per kit

Click here to learn more about all eligible products, redeemable products, and earnings caps.

Thankfully, it only takes a few simple steps to join and unlock all of these perks.

You can create a new account, or log in with your existing Brilliant Distinctions® credentials to make the migration to Alle as seamless as possible.

With the new Alle app, you access everything you need and even more benefits all in one place.

If you are looking for an Allē provider that offers Botox, Juvederm, or Coolsculpting treatments near you than contact Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa to schedule your appointment.

With over 175 five star Google Reviews, you can rest assured that Healthy Solutions Medspa will be your best choice for your next Botox or Filler treatment.

Juvederm Voluma is now FDA approved for chin enhancement

Juvederm Voluma is now FDA approved for chin enhancement

When it comes to improving your profile, there’s good reason to keep your chin up!

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC dermal filler is now U.S. FDA approved for chin enhancement.

It is the first and only filler to receive this approval and is offered at Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa in Bucks County, PA.

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC was FDA approved in 2013 and was primarily used to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks and mid face.

Since it’s original approval for the mid face, Juvederm Voluma has been used for other areas of the face such as the chin and jawline but those areas were not FDA approved until recently.

Juvederm Voluma For Chin Enhancement:

Today, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC is no longer considered an “off label” treatment when it comes to chin contouring and shaping the chin for adults over the age of 21.

The newly approved chin enhancement with Voluma can add volume and help contour the lower face without surgery or downtime.

chin augmentation with Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma for Jawline Contouring & Jowl Improvement:

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC is the best non-surgical solution for chin and jawline contouring used to improve the overall look and structure of your face.

By filling in the hollow area around the jowls, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC injections soften the appearance of aging skin, strengthens the jawline, and contours the chin.

A jawline or chin filler injectable treatment with Voluma is typically done with a cannula which means less bleeding and bruising, leading to better comfort and a faster recovery.

The injections at Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa are administered by an experienced Physician or Nurse Injector.

The filler injections to the chin and jawline area with Voluma result in a smooth and natural appearance and are known to last for 12 – 24 month.

Voluma for chin enhancement can improve the profile

A chin enhancement with Juvederm Voluma filler adds definition to the lower facial region without the need for getting a chin implant.

It can also reduce the appearance of a double chin and turn back years to the overall look of your face.

In addition, for those with a longer nose, adding volume to the chin can help make the nose appear smaller and improve the balance of the face and profile.

Voluma chin filler

Why is the chin so important when it comes to your overall beauty?

The chin is a critical feature in the construction of a well-balanced face.

It should match the cheeks and rest of the face for a symmetrical appearance.

Whether it’s genetic or part of our aging process, the soft tissue in our jawline breaks down creating what is known as jowls, or sagging skin below your chin.

The loss of collagen in the lower facial region can cause the chin to look hollow and weak often disrupting the framework of our face.

The results are an imbalanced facial structure, a less desirable profile, and the potential for, now you’re not gonna like this one…a double chin.

Sorry folks, no matter how hard you go at the gym there’s no workout to combat gravity.

Thankfully, we have fillers for that!

Voluma For Chin Enhancement Before and After Photos

Frequently Asked Questions on Chin Filler with Juvederm Voluma:

So, what is Juvederm Voluma made of?

It is made of Hyaluronic acid that is a substance that is naturally found in our bodies.

How much is a Chin Filler treatment with Juvederm Voluma?

A typical treatment can range from $800 to $1500 or depending on how much volume needs to be added.

Who is a candidate for JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC for chin sculpting?

Anyone over the age of 21 looking for the following results:
• Improved chin definition.
• Restored jawline
• Improved profile
• Increased length or size of the chin
• Improved chin symmetry
• Reduced appearance of a double chin
• Reshaped chin
• Restored balance to your overall facial structure


If you are looking for chin filler places near me or to learn more about JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC for chin and jawline contouring, and you live in or around the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Medspa online, or give us a call at “Lift and Volumize with Juvederm Volume!” and “Tips To Follow Before And After Your Dermal Filler Treatment.”

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Dual Coolsculpting is Twice As Fast

If you have been looking for ways to help get rid of stubborn fat, you may have already heard of CoolSculpting.

Dual Coolsculpting, on the other hand, works the same magic as CoolScultping with the benefit of cutting your treatment time in half.

The magic of CoolSculpting consists of a scientifically proven mechanism, known as cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells from the body without harming the skin or surrounding tissue.

Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, resulting in 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.

Results are long-term and fat cells treated are permanently destroyed. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment and is a great alternative to liposuction.

Coolsculpting vs. Dual Coolsculpting:

Coolsculpting usually is focused on one part of the body at a time, while the other side of the body would be targeted during your next session.

With Dual Coolsculpting, you get the same benefits in half of the time, with the added comfort of feeling balanced and symmetrical on both sides of the body.

Dual Coolsculpting, sometimes called Dualsculpting is essentially using two CoolSculpting machines to target different areas of the body at the same time.

You can treat the love handles at the same time instead of treating one side per session, cutting your time in the office in half.

Which areas can you Dualsculpt?

Dual Coolsculpting Near Me

Most areas of the body can be Dualsculpted.

The upper and lower abdomen (for the most part) can not be Dual Sculpted, but can be treated at the same time as other areas of the body such as the chin, arms, back fat, bra fat, love handles, back of the legs and thighs.

So why is Dual Coolsculpting so great?

Two machines are always better than one.

With just one machine, each treatment area can take around 35 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.

If you wanted to target both of your love handles, it would take 1-3 hours to treat both sides with one machine.

With two machines, you can treat both sides simultaneously, saving you extra time.

Patients are ecstatic about this treatment as they do not have to spend as much time in the office.

You can get Coolsculpting done on more than one treatment area in one appointment, like the arms and inner thighs, or the belly and love handles at the same time.

With Dualsculpting, it’s like you are getting two sessions in one.

Why do Dual CoolSculpting at Healthy Solutions Medspa?

Not all CoolSculpting providers offer the same results. Some offices under-treat patients and provide poor results due to lack of experience or training.

At Healthy Solutions Medspa, we are experts in the CoolSculpting treatment – we have been offering the procedure for over 6 years and have performed over 1,000 treatments since.

We are also one of the few providers in the Bucks County area to offer Dual CoolSculpting, and have received 5-star Google reviews on our procedures.

Our patients love CoolSculpting and Dual Sculpting because they can contour their body without needles, surgery, anesthesia, special diets, supplements, or days off of work.

The treatment only takes 35-45 minutes with little-to-no downtime, so you can get right back to work or to the gym after you are done.

You can finally feel more confident and get rid of that stubborn fat faster with Dual CoolSculpting.

If you are searching for the best CoolSculpting or Dual Coolsculpting near me and you live in or around the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online, or give us a call at before and after Coolsculpting photos, and see our video patient testimonials, click here.

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