Did you know that nine out of 10 adult women suffer from cellulite?
Having cellulite is one of the most frustrating things about being a woman, and there has never been anything we could do about it – until now.
There is finally a cellulite injection treatment available for women that has been shown to treat and reduce the appearance and severity of cellulite.
First off, what is cellulite?
It is commonly thought that cellulite is solely caused by fat, and that losing weight is essentially the only solution to reducing its appearance. However, this is not the case. As women age, the skin gets thinner, fat cells get larger, and the fibrous bands that are underneath the skin’s surface get thicker and cause tension — all of which cause that dimpled appearance in certain areas of the body, especially on the butt.
Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects those of all shapes, sizes, ages, races and ethnicities. Women are more prone to developing cellulite because they have thinner skin than men, more fatty deposits in the thigh and buttock areas, as well as different orientation of the collagen and fibrous bands. Essentially, women’s bodies are more prone to having the ability of fat lobules to bulge through the areas of the body that have more fatty deposits, most commonly the thigh and buttock areas.
Introducing the first-ever cellulite injection treatment called QWO
For the first time, we are ready to say hello to QWO and goodbye to dimples and cellulite.
Pronounced like “whoa” (insert Joey Tribbiani reference here), QWO is the first treatment of its kind, specifically for adult women.
QWO is the first and only FDA-approved cellulite injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in women’s buttocks.
How does QWO work?
QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to treat dimpled areas by targeting the bands and other structural causes under the skin where the cellulite starts. Essentially, the injection is thought to break down fibrous bands and old collagen particles, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate the growth of new collagen. This results in a smoother surface to the skin, with the possibility of eliminating dimples in the treatment area.
How many QWO treatments will you need?
QWO is a non-surgical cellulite injection administered in a doctor’s office. Patients should have three treatment visits with 21 days in between each QWO cellulite injection treatment.
How much time is needed for a QWO treatment?
This minimally-invasive procedure is appealing as it is, but to make it even better, the lunch break procedure only takes about 10 minutes or less, and there is no downtime — so no need to take off of work, and in just 2 months you will have improved and smoothed out your cellulite.
Is there downtime with QWO?
Bruising is to be expected and possible redness at the injection site, but nothing is unbearable following the treatment, and you can return to your day as normal.
Women have been eager for a cellulite treatment for a while now, and QWO is an exciting new treatment.
It looks like we can finally stop wasting money on topicals, scrubs and other products that claim to reduce cellulite (when they do nothing in reality).
Just in time for wearing a bathing suit on the beach this summer, we are ready to say “whoa” to QWO!
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.
If you begin laser hair removal in the winter, by the time the warm weather arrives you will have reached optimum results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Botox expensive?
Botox is an affordable treatment. A treatment can start at $100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combining Botox With Other Treatments
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
The process to sign up takes a few minutes, and best of all, the program is free. Right after we create your account, you will be on your way to saving money towards your next BOTOX®, JUVEDERM® or KYBELLA® treatment.
How it Works:
You earn points every time you receive a BOTOX® or filler treatment, or make a Latisse purchase.
When you redeem those points you can use them for savings on your subsequent BOTOX® treatments, or on other select Allergan products that are right for you, including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, Coolsculpting, KYBELLA® and LATISSE® .
Becoming an Alle member has other benefits, too. Savings are just the beginning. When you have an account you can receive treatment reminders and account updates with your earned points balance.
Brilliant Distinctions Points:
The more products or services you purchase and treatments you do, the more points you can earn towards your next treatment.
The summer sun is warm and relaxing, but too much sunshine can result in dark spots and contribute to aging looking skin. Now that it’s almost fall, you can clear away the sun damaged skin and get a healthy glow with these five trending Medspa treatments:
Hydrafacial: Deep Clean Your Face
Hydrafacial is one of the most popular treatments on the market right now. It offers instantaneous results to patients of every age and skin type. This 30-minute treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and saturates your skin with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. The Hydrafacial is like a power wash for your face, washing away impurities and dead skin cells while quenching your skin with much-needed nutrients. It’s a combination of a microdermabrasion, chemical peel and facial all in one so you get a lot for your buck! Hydrafacials can also be customized for your skin, giving you the option to add on boosters that minimize the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and signs of aging. As a bonus, red and blue LED light therapy is included as part of the treatment. Blue light therapy targets acne bacteria and red-light therapy promotes healing and reduces the appearance of scars and broken capillaries. The Hydrafacial treatment was named “Best facial” by Newbeauty magazine 2020 and it is a must for your skin care routine.
Clear + Brilliant Laser: Clear Away Sun Damage And Improve Skin Texture
The Clear and Brilliant Laser is one of the most popular minimum downtime laser resurfacing and correcting treatment. Popular among celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore it injures the upper layers of the skin, and replaces the damaged skin with healthier, younger looking skin. It’s a great treatment for to combat the early signs of aging, improve skin tone, texture, reduce sun damage, and minimizes pores. The Clear and Brilliant treatment takes about 20 minutes.
VI Peel: Reveal A New And Fresh Complexion
VI Peels uncover a new layer to your skin, improving the tone, texture, and clarity. This peel treatment is painless and includes a combination of TCA (trichoroacetic acid), Vitamin A (retinoic acid), Salicylic acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C (l-ascrobic acid) that is brushed onto your face, chest, or back, left to set for several minutes, and then gently removed. The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and reduces hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, and melasma while stimulating the production of collagen. In addition to the regular VI Peel, there is another one specifically that targets acne and reduces blemishes called the VI Purify. Following your treatment, you are sent home with after care post peel products that include a moisturizer, sun screen, and an anti-itch cream as about two or three days later, you will start to see dead skin cells flake off from your face over the course of two to three days. But, that downtime will be worth it once you see your newer and more vibrant skin.
Microneedling: Resurfacing Treatment
Microneedling uses a powerful surgical grade micro pen with tiny needles that creates controlled, superficial micro-injuries which tighten up pores and cause production of collagen and elastin. This resurfacing treatment reduces the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and textural issues making this one of the hottest correcting and anti-aging treatments that is highly sought after. Treatment time is about thirty minutes. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will look red and subside over the course of two to three days. Once this downtime has passed, you will love your newer layer of smoother and younger-looking skin.
Photo Facial: Get Flawless Looking Skin
Photo Facials deliver energy or intense pulsed light (IPL) into your skin using a state-of-the-art device, causing sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and spider veins to fade away. You will notice a clearer complexion immediately after this brief, thirty-minute treatment. The amount of treatments needed depends on your skin’s concerns. If you are trying to treat dark spots, you may need several treatments to get complete clearance but if you are treating facial veins, those can be zapped away instantaneously.
Are You Ready for a Fall Makeover?
Whether you are in the market to repair your skin from the effects of the summer sun or trying to lose weight and looking for a weight loss doctor near Newtown, you can trust Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano weight loss and aesthetic medicine to help you achieve your weight loss and aesthetic goals.
We are proud to announce that four of The 2020 NewBeauty Award Winners For Best: In-office treatments are available at Healthy Solutions Medspa.
NewBeautyis a digital and print magazine that “has become the digital authority that consumers and industry insiders turn to daily as the definitive, on-demand source of all things beauty.” – NewBeauty
In an effort to provide the latest, top of the line treatments, products, and services to patients, we are pleased to offer the following award-winning beauty treatments:
Medspa Treatments We Offer & Love:
NewBeauty Award Winner for “Best laser for glowy skin” – Clear + Brilliant Laser
Clear & Brilliant Laser is one of the most popular laser treatments nationwide. It is proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, and improve skin tone and skin texture. The Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment takes 15-20 minutes. It involves a skin care professional to apply a numbing cream to your face for a more comfortable experience, then guide the Clear & Brilliant handpiece over the target area to actively treat your skin. This quick and gentle treatment keeps your skin looking its youthful best. Call Healthy Solutions Medspa or a treatment center near you for a consultation with a health care professional to see if Clear + Brilliant is right for you.
NewBeauty Award Winner for “Best facial” – Hydrafacial
For beautiful, clearer skin that glows, Hydrafacial is where it’s at. This 30-minute gentle treatment vacuums out dirt and bacteria while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect your skin. Hydrafacial improves your skin’s hydration, texture, and firmness resulting in radiant-looking skin. It is an excellent microdermabrasion treatment for oily skin, acne, sun damage, and to treat wrinkles and fine lines.
NewBeauty Award Winner for “Best neurotoxin” – Botox
Botox injections are still the most popular of all non-surgical cosmetic treatments across the United States. It is the most effective, non-surgical way to reduce the look of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox treatments are long-lasting and very affordable. The treatment involves tiny botox injections that block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form around the eyes and forehead. The Botox treatment is fast and is usually done in about 20-minutes. There is no recovery time allowing patients to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Botox Treatment is not just for women. More and more men receive this non-surgical treatment.
NewBeauty Award Winner for “Best filler for plumper lips” – Juvederm Volbella.
Get ready to pucker up with natural-looking, fuller lips that appear soft and supple. Juvederm Volbella is proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year. The advanced technology behind this dermal filler is formulated to have a smoother, more uniform consistency. Juvederm Volbella contains less hyaluronic acid than other fillers resulting in less swelling with a natural outcome, so you can have fuller-looking lips without anyone knowing you’ve had treatment.
To schedule an appointment for these award-winning beauty treatments, call Healthy Solutions Medspa in Bucks County today.
Dermaplaning the face has taken flight in popularity, and with reason.
This quick and painless procedure exfoliates the face, instantly leaving the skin smooth and soft for a glowy finish and flawless makeup application.
If your face is looking dull, it could be from the top layer of the skin’s exposure to UV rays, environmental toxins and other irritants that clog the pores and create dead skin cell buildup.
Dermaplaning removes this top layer of skin to reveal smooth and glowing skin.
What is Dermaplaning?
The dermaplaning procedure is an exfoliation method using a scalpel to essentially remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz and unwanted hair from the face.
This technique is safely performed with a special scalpel that is specifically designed for dermaplaning.
After the skin is prepped, the technician will gently scrape the skin to remove dead skin cells and any impurities, without any abrasion or downtime.
Dermaplaning is a great way to prepare for an important social event, photo shoot, or television appearance because makeup goes on smoother without having that extra vellus hair.
It can be done on it’s own, or added to other facial treatments such as before a chemical peel or a Hydrafacial.
If you aren’t convinced yet, here are the answers to some questions you may have about the dermaplaning procedure:
Freqently Asked Dermaplaning Questions:
Which area can I get dermaplaning done?
Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. It is not recommended for the eyelids, chest or anywhere other than the face.
How often should I get the treatment?
You can expect for the results of dermaplaning to last anywhere between two weeks to a month. Results will depend on each client’s individual hair growth cycle.
Will dermaplaning cause more hair to grow?
As some patients may worry that facial hair will grow back thicker, darker or faster, this is not true. The soft, fine hairs that grow on the face (AKA vellus hairs) do not grow back the same as the type of hair on our head, underarms, legs and pubic areas (AKA Terminal hairs). Any type of hair removal process will not alter the type or growth process of the vellus hairs on our face.
Will dermaplaning remove my tan?
Dermaplaning does not remove a natural tan, but will remove a spray tan. With any method of exfoliation, direct sun or tanning should be avoided after treatment. The procedure will not be performed on burned skin.
Which is better dermaplaning or microdermabrasion?
While microdermabrasion created similar results to dermaplaning, the procedure uses a rougher surface to smooth out the skin. Microdermabrasion creates abrasion, pressure and suction during the treatment and may leave your skin with slight redness and/or irritation. Unlike dermaplaning, the process does not remove the vellus hairs from the face, and you may need several appointments to get your desired results. With dermaplaning, the results are immediate and do not leave you with redness or irritation. Both procedures leave your face with a smooth canvas, but dermaplaning could be less harsh for your skin when compared to microdermabrasion.
Which is better dermaplaning or waxing?
Waxing is a popular, tried and true method of hair removal, but can be painful and unpredictable at times. It can sometimes cause over-exfoliation, irritation, and redness if not done correctly. Unlike dermaplaning, waxing will remove the hair first, and then exfoliate second. Also, waxing is best for dark/coarse hair removal for a longer period of time, while dermaplaning can be done on all skin types. Dermaplaning offers an instant glow, smoother skin, allows for better makeup application and better product penetration.
How much does dermaplaning cost?
Dermaplaning costs on average $100 on its own for one treatment, or can be added to another facial treatment for around $50.
If you are looking for a painless exfoliation method to get super smooth, radiant skin, dermaplaning is a great, safe and quick way to achieve your desired results.
Where can I get a dermaplaning treatment?
For more information about dermaplaning and other procedures we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, visit our website here.