Laser Hair Removal – 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Shave. Tweeze. Wax. Repeat – an endless ritual we all must endure unless, of course, you opt for laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, safe method used to remove and permanently reduce unwanted hair.

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The process involves pulses of light that destroys the hair follicle and hair bulb.

This popular treatment has has actually been around since the 1960s, but it did not become available to the public until the late ’90s.

Since then, laser hair removal has become the fastest and most effective way to remove and permanently minimize hair growth from the face, underarms, arms, legs, back, bikini area, and chest.

How much is laser hair removal?

The average cost starts at $89.00 per session for a small area such as the chin and the cost increases for larger areas.

According to those who have been liberated from the need to continuously shave, wax, and tweeze, laser hair removal is the beacon of light that has saved us from the perils of infinite hair growth.

Let’s delve into the most frequently asked questions.

Most Frequently Asked Laser Hair Removal Questions:

1. Is laser hair removal permanent?

It is a long-term solution to reduce unwanted hair. While it permanently reduces hair growth, some hair follicles that were damaged but not destroyed during treatment may regrow. After 6 treatments, you can expect a marked reduction in hair. Any regrowth will be lighter and less noticeable and can be managed with touch-up treatments every six to 12 months.

2. Is laser hair removal painful?

Patients can expect a quick “Snap” that is considered more of a mild discomfort than pain. Numbing creams are available upon request, but it is not usually necessary.

3. Will laser hair removal get rid of ingrown hairs?

Yes! Laser hair removal clears away ingrown hairs by destroying the hair follicle and prevents the hair from coiling under.

4. Does laser hair removal work on blonde hair?

As it turns out, blondes don’t have all the fun. Unfortunately, white, blonde, red, or grey hair do not respond to treatment because there is not enough melanin.
Melanin is the pigment found in skin and hair color. Even if you are not naturally any of those colors, but dye your hair on the outside, the treatment still won’t work.
The laser energy goes below the top layer and affects the stem cells adjacent to the hair shaft. There needs to be color all the way down the hair shaft to attract light and destroy the follicle.

5. Can laser hair removal cause cancer?

No! The treatment doesn’t cause skin cancer. The amount of radiation is a minimal amount that does not cause harm to the skin. In addition, there is no research to date that show light lasers cause cancer.
The laser we use at Healthy Solutions Medspa is safe and FDA cleared for the reduction of hair. The wavelengths are in the safe zone.

6. Will laser hair removal help with acne?

Lasers and other light treatments have been seen to reduce acne; however, laser hair removal is not intended to eliminate acne on its own. Other treatments and medications would be best suitable to treat acne.

7. How does laser hair removal work?

Light is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue.

8. How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

Typically, 6 sessions are required to affect all your unwanted hair.
The time between laser hair removal treatments depends on the area you are treating.
Four weeks is recommended between laser hair removal sessions on the face, 4-6 weeks between treatments on the underarms or bikini, and 8-10 weeks between treatments on the legs or back.
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9. Where can I get laser hair removal done?

Search for best laser hair removal near me.
Be sure to inquire about what type of laser is being used, the center’s qualifications and experience, the cost of treatment, and, most of all, read their online reviews.
If you are located in Bucks County, PA or the surrounding area and are looking for the best laser hair removal treatments near you, contact us at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal or make an appointment with our professionals to remove your hair effectively, call Three reasons to have laser hair removal done on Winter.”

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Get Your Summer Body With The Coolsculpting Treatment

Summer is coming and everyone wants to look and feel their best. But getting swimsuit ready can be a struggle especially during times like these.

Diet and exercise are great but what about the stubborn fat that never seems to disappear regardless of how hard you try?

Some people have tried liposuction but found it can leave bruises or scars.

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For this reason many turn to the Coolsculpting treatment to get ready for Summer without the negative results seen with other procedures.

Our Medspa in Bucks County, PA offers the Coolsculpting treatment and patients love the results they get without the risks of getting an invasive procedure.  

It’s no surprise that the Coolsculpting treatment is the #1 non surgical fat reduction treatment in the world.

Frequently Asked Coolsculpting Treatment Questions:

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for fat reduction. It uses a scientifically proven mechanism, known as cryolipolysis to freeze away and destroy fat cells 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. This treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat on the abdomen, love handles, back fat, bra fat, chest, thighs, arms, and double chin. Results are long-term and fat cells treated are permanently destroyed.
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Is Coolsculpting painful?

Most people find Coolsculpting to be very comfortable. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, intense cold, and tingling at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb a few minutes into the treatment.
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When is the best time of the year to get the Coolsculpting treatment?

Before summer is the perfect time to have a Coolsculpting treatment because it will give you more confidence in a swimsuit. However, cool sculpting can be done any time of the year.

Why is now the best time to get Coolsculpting?

Social distancing has left many of us with excess fat from sitting around the house, working from home and lack of exercise which is also why it is a great time to do it.
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What areas of the body can be treated with Coolsculpting?

The Coolsculpting treatment can reduce 20-25% of fat from the belly, love handles, thighs, arms, double chin, bra fat, back fat and more…
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How long is a Coolsculpting treatment?

It depends on the area of the body you are treating. Most Coolsculpting treatments take 35 minutes. Coolsculpting to freeze away the double chin is 45 minutes. Treating multiple areas of the body can take a few hours to treat. During this time, most people watch TV or take a nap while getting rid of their stubborn fat.
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Is Coolsculpting just for women?

Coolsculpting is a popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment for both men and women. Men love getting this quick no-downtime treatment.Coolsculpting for Men in Bucks County, PA

How does Coolsculpting compare to Liposuction?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive alternative to Liposuction. There is no downtime, meaning you can go to work or the gym immediately following the treatment.
At our Medspa, we offer WiFi and Netflix available to our patients, which makes it easy to accomplish work or catch up on your favorite Netflix series during the treatment.
Coolsculpting is non-surgical, and therefore leaves no scarring, swelling or bruising, so no one will even know you had anything done.
You can even put a bathing suit on right away following a Coolsculpting treatment, where as post liposuction patients are required to wear compression garments and have to cover their scars if they will be in the sun. Another benefit is that it is done in a comfortable and private medical office as opposed to a very crowded hospital setting especially now during this covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, liposuction can be dangerous and there are many risks of complications with anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, which is why cool sculpting is a much safer option.

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How many treatments of Coolsculpting will I need?

While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the person and the area being treated. For some, one Coolsculpting treatment is enough to get the best results. While others may need two or three treatments to reach their desired results.
We offer free consultations at our office to customize your treatment plan and determine if additional treatments are necessary to reach your desired outcome.
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Can I workout after the Coolsculpting treatment?

Yes. You can resume your normal day to day activities right after treatment and can exercise.
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How to choose the right Coolsculpting treatment center?

In choosing a Coolsculpting center near you, we recommend looking at their before and after photos on their website or on their Instagram page. In addition, you should check out their Google and Facebook reviews, and ask how long they have been doing the treatment. Our Medspa has done 1000’s of Coolsculpting treatments in the Bucks County area. So, if you are looking for “Coolsculpting near me“, give us a call to schedule your consultation. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best Coolsculpting results in the most relaxed setting.

Coolsculpting Before and After Photo:

Learn More About The Coolsculpting Treatment at Healthy Solutions Medspa:

Healthy Solutions Medspa by Dr. Luciano

882 Jacksonville Rd.
Ivyland, PA 18974
Email: info@healthysolutionsdr.com

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Top Questions Asked of an Aesthetician in a Medical Spa

We recently asked our Aesthetician Erica what common questions she gets asked the most about skincare at our Medical Spa in Bucks County.

But before we get into those questions… 

What is an Aesthetician?

An Aesthetician is someone that works in a medical setting and is overseen by a Medical Doctor, that can help improve your skin. They can help you select medical grade skincare products, chemical peels, and laser treatments that would benefit you the most.

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Why is everyone confused about skincare?

Reading beauty magazines and scrolling down your Instagram feed, we are all inundated with so many treatments and products for our skin that it can be overwhelming.

Like many of us, you probably have more than a few cleansers that you have tried over the years, masks that you have applied at home, and over the counter eye creams and moisturizers that you dabbled with.

Have they worked? Maybe? Did they cause you to break out or dry your skin? Were they the right products for your skin?

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Those that are looking to see quicker results in the improvement of their skin turn to an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa.

What are the common questions asked of an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa?

In what order should I apply my skin care products?

You should always start by removing makeup, cleanse, tone, serum/treatment, eye cream, moisturizer, sunscreen.
It is important to apply products in the correct order to get the best results. 
Which order you should put on skincare products

Can I use drugstore products on my skin?

Drugstore products are not recommended by skin care professionals because they contain tons of fillers, irritants, and low quality ingredients.
They only add minuscule amounts of the “good” ingredients so they can claim to be effective on the packaging.
Medical grade products contain more beneficial ingredients and are highly concentrated so you need less of it.
Whereas, drugstore products are so watered down they won’t last you nearly as long. 

Where can I purchase medical grade products? 

You should always purchase medical grade products from a medical spa or doctor’s office to make sure you’re getting legitimate products.
There are a lot of fake products sold online that are cheaper because they are most likely expired or have different ingredients than the original.
Also, you risk having a reaction or break out due to not knowing the actual ingredients that are in it.
You should always consult with an Aesthetician or Doctor first to choose what medical grade products will be most beneficial for your skin type and concerns. 
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Why is sunscreen so important? 

Wearing sunscreen every day can protect you from exposure to UV radiation that can burn the skin and cause skin cancer.
Always make sure your sunscreen has an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2 hours.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds so it’s important to wear it even on cloudy days. 
Another benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it slows down premature aging of the skin.
It also helps maintain an even skin tone by preventing discoloration and dark spots due to sun damage. 

At what age should I start using a retinoid? 

Everyone over the age of 30 should be using a retinoid like Tretinoin cream.
It will speed up cell turnover which slows down as we age and causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Tretinoin cream is also great for treating acne, so it is recommended for patients with acneic skin as well as mature or “aging” skin.tretinoin obagi retinoid bucks county, pa

Will Dermaplaning cause my hair to grow back darker and more course?

Dermaplaning is a safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair.
Many patients are concerned that the hair will grow back darker and courser after dermaplaning.
However this is not the case.
Vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, will grow back at the same rate and texture due to its superficial nature and lack of complexity within the follicle.Dermaplaning-in-Bucks County

What can I do to improve dark spots?

There are many different options to treat hyperpigmentation so it’s always best to consult with your Aesthetician to create a customized treatment plan.
A few great options are Clear + Brilliant laser, VI Peel, Vitamin C serum, and Hydroquinone cream.
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What can I do for blotchy, red skin?

A Photofacial or IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light treats skin pigmentation. A Photofacial can treat those pesky broken capillaries that many people get around their nose. 

Is laser hair removal painful? 

Everyone tolerates pain differently, but for most people laser hair removal is tolerable and hurts less than waxing.
It also depends on the area of the body being lasered, because some areas are more sensitive to pain than others.
It’s often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping.
A numbing cream may be applied upon request or you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever before the treatment. painless laser hair removal Doylestown, PA

If I am a darker complexion does that mean I can’t get laser hair removal?

Although there are certain lasers that can only be done on lighter skin types, there are also some that are safe on all skin tones.
The laser we use at Healthy Solutions Medspa can be done on all skin types and even has a melanin reader that helps choose what setting to use for ultimate results in a safe manner.
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Is it bad to pop pimples on my own? 

If you squeeze an inflamed pimple that’s not ready to be extracted, you can actually damage your skin further and can make the breakout worse by spreading bacteria.
To avoid long-lasting marks and scars, you should always see an Aesthetician at a medical spa.
There’s a proper way to extract blackheads, and a Hydrafacial treatment is one of the most gentle and effective options.skincare Doylestown, PA

How far ahead should I schedule a Hydrafacial before an event? 

You can schedule a Hydrafacial as late as the day-of the event if you’ve had it before.
If it’s your first time, it’s best to schedule two or three days before so that your skin has time to relax just in case you have any reactions. hydrafacial in bucks county pa

How long is the peeling process of a VI Chemical Peel?

The skin usually starts to peel anywhere from 2-3 days following a VI Peel and it can last up to a week.
If you have an event, it is best to schedule a few weeks ahead of time.
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How does an Aesthetician determine what procedures are best for my skin? 

An experienced Aesthetician in a medical spa will ask you a few questions to determine what type of treatment is best.
It’s best to be honest when discussing your skin type and what products you use at home.
Also let your Aesthetician know of any allergies you have and medications you take.
This will help your Aesthetician give you the best customized treatment plan for your skin. 

How to find the right Aesthetician?

When scheduling a skincare appointment, make sure to select a reputable and established Medical Spa. Read their Facebook and Google reviews to see what their clients have said about the facility and the results.

If you are looking for the best medspa in Bucks County, schedule an appointment at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

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Mother’s Day Medspa Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and every Mom deserves a little pampering to have her feeling confident and rejuvenated.

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Don’t know what to get her?

That’s why we put together a Mother’s Day Medspa gift guide to give you some great  ideas on what to get your Mom or significant other without having to leave your home.

Mother’s Day Medspa Gift Guide:

These popular products and treatments can be purchased from our #StayHome online sale.

And if you are torn on which treatment or products is right for Mom, you can surprise her with a gift certificate that can be used towards any product or treatment of her choice.

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Here are some popular Medspa treatments we recommend that you can give this Mother’s Day:

Hydrafacial:

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This is one of our most in demand treatments that your Mom will love because it involves 3 steps in 30 minutes and leaves you with healthy, smooth, and glowing skin.
HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin, and, the spiral design delivers painless extractions.

The Hydrafacial is a pleasant treatment that includes a facial, chemical peel, and microdermabrasion all in one.

You can purchase a Hydrafacial at our online store.

Clear + Brilliant or Hydra-Brilliant:

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Clear + Brilliant laser treatment can help prevent the visible signs of aging and address the overall effects that time and the environment can have on your skin.
Any Mom would love to get this treatment as it is non-invasive, and requires little to no-downtime.

This treatment helps with reducing fine lines, improving skin tone, texture, pigment, sun damage, while minimizing pores.

The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is not too painful and additional comfort is provided with the use of a topical numbing cream.
During this laser treatment, the hand piece gently rolls across the skin and creates microscopic wounds to stimulate collagen production.
We also offer a Hydra-Brilliant treatment which starts off with a Hydrafacial to prep the skin prior to the Clear + Brilliant to give you an even better result.

Botox:

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Another great gift option for your Mom this Mother’s Day is Botox, which is an injectable that reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.
Botox treatments involve tiny injections that work by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles.
This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form.
The results are long lasting and very affordable.
Use our Botox Calculator to see how much an average Botox treatment costs.

Obagi Skincare Products:

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Home care is very important in maintaining and improving skin health.
A good skin care regimen will give you much better results than just treatments alone can.

Obagi is a medical grade product line that is all about correcting and preventing skin concerns.

A perfect gift for any Mom is the Tretinoin cream, commonly known as Retin-A.
Everyone age 30 or over can benefit from it, because it increases cell turnover which slows down as we age and causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear over time.

Vitamin C is another key ingredient that’s not only important for ingestion but also topically.
Obagi Vitamin C Serum lightens, brightens, and protects your skin against UV damage.

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Another great product is Elastiderm facial serum that will leave you with a more supple, hydrated, refreshed appearance.
It helps to improve skin elasticity, collagen, and fine lines and wrinkles.

We offer consultations via FaceTime or over the phone with one of our medical professionals to help choose which products or treatments are best suited for you.

Take advantage of our online sale and use code: 10OFF to receive 10% off all products.

Coolsculpting:

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Mommy makeovers have been becoming more popular over the years, but surgery can be dangerous and very painful to recover from.
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment and alternative to liposuction that freezes away fat from the belly, love handles, thighs, bra fat, chest, double chin, and arms.

If you still need help choosing the perfect gift for your loved one and you live in or near Bucks County, PA,  please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Which Products & Treatments Are Right For Aging Skin?

Skin changes as you age.

You might start noticing changes such as wrinkles, age spots, dryness and loss of fat making it become thinner which in turn makes your skin look less plump and smooth.

Not only is age a factor, but also lifestyle with sunlight being the first major cause of skin aging followed by smoking then alcohol.

Your best line of defense is a good skin care routine.

A routine that should be part of your morning and night.

A good daily routine for both young and old can be the start of healthier skin.

Best Skincare Products For Aging Skin:

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Two important products found in our line of Obagi products is  the Vitamin C serum and Retin A.

Vitamin C promotes collagen growth, fights wrinkles and even cleans up sun damage as it lightens and brightens the face.

Retin A can help treat existing wrinkles and fights acne.

We offer a full line of Obagi products to help transform your skin.

Along with products, skin treatments are just as important as it is never just one thing.

Medspa Skincare Treatments For Aging Skin:

We offer a full menu of treatment options to treat and maintain aging skin.

CHEMICAL PEELS

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Used to treat wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, acnaeic skin and superficial scarring.
Helpful in getting dead skin out of the way making your skin the ideal canvas for absorbing your products.

LASER TREATMENTS

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Help stimulate the skins production of collagen which plumps the skin up.
Helps with discoloration and can be used on face , neck, hands, arms and décolletage .

We recommend Intense Pulsed light laser treatments, also called photofacials to reduce age spots, sun spots and vascular lesions from the face.

And, the Clear + Brilliant laser is a great preventive anti-aging laser treatment that rebuilds collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and helps reduce pigmentation.

BOTOX and FILLERS

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Botox helps soften lines on the top upper half of face.
Dermal Fillers can add height to the cheekbone, improve jaw line, diminish acne scars, restore fullness, re-sculpt lips and fill in folds.

MICRONEEDLING

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A great treatment to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and to renew the skins surface for a refreshed youthful glow.

All of these Medspa treatments and products can be used in combination to create a custom treatment plan.

It’s best to schedule a consultation at a reputable Medspa near you to see which products and treatments would work best for you.

If you are looking for a Medical Spa in Bucks County, PA near Doylestown, Newtown, Warrington and Warminster, schedule your free consultation at our five star rated Medspa in Ivyland, PA.

Our Medical Spa offers many laser facial treatments as well as the #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment called Coolsculpting.

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How Does the Clear + Brilliant Laser Facial Compare to Microneedling & Photofacial?

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A common concern in patients is wanting to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and scars while improving skin tone and texture.

Having younger-looking, radiant skin is now more easily attainable and less painful than ever with today’s technologies.

Some of the most popular skin and facial procedures that don’t require surgery include treatments like Clear + Brilliant, Microneedling and IPL Photofacials.

While all three of these procedures are similar, they also have their differences. So how do you know which treatment you should get?

First, you should narrow down your top skin concerns from the broad goal of just attaining “better skin”.

Whether that’s reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing pore size, smoothing texture or improving pigmentation or scars, some treatments work better at a specific goal than others.

Here’s what you need to know about how the Clear + Brilliant, Microneedling and Photofacial compare:

Clear + Brilliant

Clear and Brilliant Laser

The Clear & Brilliant treatment is relatively new, yet it’s one of the most popular laser treatments for improving early signs of aging such as fine lines, skin tone, texture, pigment and sun damage while also minimizing pores.

It works by a laser gently rolling across the skin to create microscopic wounds, stimulating collagen production.

The Clear and Brilliant laser treatment has no downtime and works on all skin types.

The Clear + Brilliant can be done on the face, neck, chest or hands. A series of treatments is recommended, and ongoing treatments are needed to maintain results.

Microneedling

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Similar to Clear + Brilliant, Microneedling  works also by stimulating collagen production in the skin, except by using microscopic needles.

It improves the skin’s overall appearance, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and acne scars.

Microneedling can be done on any part of the body such as face, neck, chest, arms, legs, abdomen and back.

IPL Photofacials

A Photofacial or IPL (intense pulsed light) targets pigment, redness and vessels in the skin without harming any surrounding tissue.

Photofacials are best for treating sun spots, age spots, rosacea, spider veins, capillaries and other similar conditions on the skin.

IPL treatments can be done on the face, chest, back or hands. This treatment works best on lighter skin tones.

So how do the three stack up against each other?

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Clear + Brilliant vs. Microneedling vs. Photofacial

How the Clear + Brilliant and Microneedling treatments are similar:

1. They both stimulate collagen production with controlled micro injuries
2. They’re both minimally invasive
3. They both reduce the size of pores
4. They both improve early signs of aging
5. They can both correct acne, pigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, skin tone and texture
6. Can do either treatment as often as 3 to 4 weeks
7. Both treatments can be combined as part of a long term skin care correcting treatment plan, spacing them out by at least 4 weeks
8. Both treatments can be performed on the face, neck and chest as well as hands and arms.

How Clear + Brilliant and Microneedling treatments are different:

1. Clear + Brilliant removes top layer of skin
2. Clear + Brilliant has less visible downtime than Microneedling
3. Clear + Brilliant is better for treating signs of sun damage, such as brown spots and freckles
4. Skin is red to pink for 2-3 days following Microneedling treatment
5. Skin is red immediately after treatment but looks back to normal the day after Clear + Brilliant with less visible social downtime
6. Skin feels raw for a few days after Microneedling
7. Skin feels like sandpaper for 3-7 days following Clear + Brilliant treatment

Clear + Brilliant vs. IPL (Photofacial)

How the Clear + Brilliant and the Photofacial are similar:

1. They’re both minimally invasive
2. They both stimulate collagen production
3. They both improve early signs of aging, sun damage, skin tone and texture
4. They both reduce fine lines and minimize pores
5. You need a series of treatments to fully remove brown spots for both procedures
6. Both treatments can be done on the face, chest, hands, and arms
7. Can combine both treatments as part of a skin care correcting treatment plan
8. Skin looks back to normal the day after treatment

How the Clear + Brilliant and the Photofacial are different:

1. Clear + Brilliant is for all skin types
2. IPL is not recommended for darker skin tones
3. IPL improves veins and capillaries on the face
4. IPL does not smooth acne scarring
5. IPL does not remove the top layer of skin

All three treatments for the face can be combined to create a skin care treatment plan for best results.

So if you wanted to correct pigmentation, reduce acne scars and reduce vascular lesions, a series of all three spaced three to four weeks apart maybe your best option to give you clearer, younger and healthier looking skin.

It’s best to schedule a consultation at a reputable Medspa to see which treatment or treatment plan is right for you.

If you live in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County or the surrounding area, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Brotox: Botox for Men

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Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among both men and women.

A common misconception about Botox is that it’s a treatment only for women, but more and more men are taking part in the procedure each year and are enjoying the results from it.

Referred to as “Brotox”, Botox for Men is a popular, nonsurgical treatment used to reduce or eliminate the lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.

Why are men getting Brotox?

Men get Brotox to soften and remove wrinkles, crowsfeet and 11 lines between the eyes for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The frown lines or furrowing on the brow area that men develop can sometimes come across as a resting angry or negative emotion that is unintended.

In today’s day and age, men are seeking quick and easy solutions to improve their appearance in order to stay competitive in the workplace, improve personal and professional relationships, or to just appear more desirable in general.

Brotox treatments are used to alleviate this negative-looking temperament in men while also enhancing the facial structure and masculine appearance.

Along with being minimally-invasive nature, the attraction to Brotox is also due to how quickly it is performed and the minimal to no down time afterwards.

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Which areas of the face does Brotox treat?

Men can get treated with Botox on the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, or eyebrows.

How does Brotox work?

Brotox injections work by relaxing the muscles by blocking the nerve endings that are responsible for static and dynamic lines or wrinkles involved in facial expression.

The procedure involves a small needle that feels like a pinch at most.

The treatment only takes about 20 minutes, so men can get the treatment on a lunch break and return to work immediately after with little to no discomfort.

The results of the treatment can be seen within two to seven days following the procedure.

Male patients have reported a high satisfaction with their treatment.

It’s effective, predictable, and lasts for three to four months on average.

Botox is also FDA-approved and has been around for over 20 years.

Botox for Men at Healthy Solutions Medspa:

Botox for Men vs. Botox for Women explained:

The difference in Botox between men and women is essentially the dosing, facial structure and overall desired appearance.

Men typically require a higher dosage due to a higher muscle mass compared to women.

Depending on what the patient is looking for, Botox can be used for both masculine- and feminine-looking appearances, which is why men and women can enjoy and benefit from the effects no matter how subtle they are.

Learn more about Botox and other medical spa treatments we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa here.

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4 Most Sought After Medical Spa Treatments

4 Popular Medical Spa Treatments

Have you been wanting a more long-term solution for your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance?

A Medical Spa might be your one stop shop to help you look refreshed and radiant.

There’s a wide variety of procedures that Medical Spas have to offer.

Which are the tried and true treatments that are most popular among their patients?

According to the 2018 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, Botox, Fillers, Chemical Peels and Laser Hair Removal top the list for the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.

And the American Medical Spa 2019 State of the Industry Report lists Botox, Fillers, Peels, and Laser Hair Removal treatments are on their top 10 procedures that are most offered by Medical Spas.

While you’ve probably heard of these procedures before, you may want to know more about them:

Botulinum Toxin

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 Botox and Dysport are popular and quick treatments that are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead and around the eyes.

Performed via injection, this minimally invasive treatment is an affordable option to improve moderate to severe lines on the face.

Results last around three to four months.

Just in 2018, over 7.4 million treatments were performed, most commonly with Botox followed by Dysport.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are safe and effective and are used to add volume to lips, cheeks, contour the jawline, improve acne scars, and fill in deep folds around the mouth.

Performed via injection, fillers can be used for multiple areas on the face for purposes such as smoothing wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance.

Over 2.6 million dermal filler treatments were performed in 2018.

Some of the most used dermal fillers are Juvederm and Restylane.

Chemical Peels

Vi Chemical Peel

 A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that improves the tone, texture, clarity and appearance of your skin.

Typically done on the face, chest and back areas, the treatment removes the dull layer of surface skin cells to reveal fresh and radiant skin.

It reduces age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and softens fine lines and wrinkles, and can also address acne and reduce scarring.

Over 1.38 million chemical peel treatments were performed in 2018.

One popular chemical peel, the VI Peel is virtually pain free, safe for all skin types, and is available at our medical spa.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

For those who are tired of shaving and waxing, Laser Hair Removal is a permanent solution for eliminating unwanted body hair.

Most commonly performed on the face, underarms, arms, legs, back, bikini area and chest, the light-based treatment targets and destroys hair follicles.

Laser hair removal treatments permanently minimize hair growth without harming any surrounding tissue.

In 2018, over 1 million laser hair removal procedures were performed.

 

To learn more about Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and various other medical spa treatments we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, visit our website at www.healthysolutionsdr.com.

If you are searching for a Medical Spa near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300.

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New Year Beauty Resolution: Clear + Beautiful Skin

New Year Beauty Resolution: Clear + Beautiful Skin

The new year has officially started, and that means new resolutions!

One of the most common goals we’ve already seen for 2020 is clear, youthful and radiant skin.

There have been countless different beauty and skincare trends in the last decade, and we should definitely be leaving some of them there.

From charcoal and red-light masks to CBD and elaborate 15-step routines, we’ve learned that not everything will work on everyone’s skin (or anybody’s for that matter), and a lot of it can be a waste of money and energy.

New Year Resolution Clear & Beautiful Skin

That being said, it’s time to leave all of that in 2019.

It’s a new year, and we’re basically living in the future: technology changes everything in our lives, no less our skincare.

So, isn’t it about time we have a solution for our beauty goals that doesn’t require an endless period of trial-and-error with skincare products, needles or surgery?

2020 has entered the chat, and she says yes!

One of the most innovative procedures to come our way is called Clear + Brilliant.

Essentially, the treatment improves the signs and effects that time and environment can have on your skin, while also preventing visible signs of aging.

Let’s face it: our skin changes over time. Fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven tone and texture can be inevitable, especially as we age.

Even if you take good care of your skin with a consistent, preventative routine with top-notch products, unfortunately nobody can look like they’re in their 20s forever.

Luckily, we’ve discovered and proven new ways to fix what we don’t like and also prevent them from coming.

Clear + Brilliant could be the answer to your New Year’s resolution, but you probably have some questions:

What is Clear + Brilliant and what does it do?

The Clear + Brilliant treatment is a gentle laser procedure that helps to better overall complexion by improving skin tone, texture, uneven pigmentation and the appearance of fine lines and pores, while also treating and preventing signs of aging.

Using fractional laser technology, the treatment works by targeting the upper layers of the skin and replacing damaged cells with healthy tissue.

This essentially triggers the skin’s natural healing process, leaving you with younger looking, radiant skin.

The procedure does not require any surgery or injections, and is 100% non-invasive.

Clear and Brilliant Laser

What should I expect?

A typical Clear + Brilliant treatment begins with a consultation with a licensed professional to establish that the treatment is right for you and your skin concerns.

Before the treatment, your licensed professional may apply a numbing cream to your face to eliminate any possibility of discomfort.

The procedure then consists of guiding a laser hand piece across the skin and target areas, and takes about 20-30 minutes from start to finish.

You will see both immediate and progressive results over the course of a week or two.

Is Clear + Brilliant painful?

The treatment is non-invasive, quick and gentle. Patients have reported that the procedure is minimally painful, with a slightly hot and/or prickly feeling that is easily alleviated by applying ice to the skin.

At most, minor swelling or redness may occur for a few hours following the treatment.

How much does Clear + Brilliant laser treatment cost?

The average cost of a single Clear + Brilliant treatment is around $450, but can vary depending on location, provider and prior state of your skin.

Is Clear + Brilliant worth it?

A high majority of patients say that Clear + Brilliant is worth it due to the results, minimal pain, quickness and downtime of the procedure as compared to other laser treatments.

Patients report that after just one treatment they noticed softer, younger looking skin, improved tone and a radiant glow, and no need to take time off from work.

Clear + Brilliant Before and After:

clear and brilliant before and after

How often should I get the Clear + Brilliant treatment?

Results can most likely be seen after just one session, however 4-6 treatments are recommended in order to notice visible improvements and achieve the look that you want. It is also recommended to separate each treatment by a month for best results, depending on your skin condition and care regimen.

Can I exercise after my Clear + Brilliant treatment?

A light walk is OK following treatment; however, it would be best to avoid strenuous exercise as is it recommended to avoid perspiring and sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, you should avoid any sun exposure due to heightened sensitivity.

What is the downtime for Clear + Brilliant?

There is little to no downtime for the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment.

Patients are able to get the procedure while on lunch break on a work day and return back looking and feeling normal.

At most, some slight redness or heat may occur on the face immediately after the procedure, but can be alleviated with ice or a cold pack.

The aftercare is simple, and your doctor may advise using gentle and minimal products on your face while avoiding sunlight.

 

Achieve your New Year’s resolution of finally having the radiant complexion you’ve always dreamed of without surgery, needles or wasting money on trendy products that don’t show results.

If you are searching for Clear + Brilliant treatment near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300.

To learn more about some of our other facial treatments we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, see our before and after photos and our video patient testimonials, click here.

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7 Things To Know About Under Eye Filler

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7 Things to Know About Under Eye Filler

Let’s face it: you’re tired of always looking tired.

No matter how much sleep you get at night, it seems like those dark circles will never go away.

You’ve tried countless creams, serums and concealers and none of them ever do what they say they will.

 

As we age, the area under our eyes (also known as the tear trough) loses volume which causes hollows, wrinkles, bags and dark under eye circles.

Dermal fillers for the under eye are used to restore volume, fill in wrinkles, and decrease the appearance of dark circles for more youthful looking eyes. These dermal fillers can also create a smoother facial contour in the areas under the eyes that have a hollow appearance.

 

If you lack volume under the eyes and you’re tired of spending money on eye products that don’t work, then under eye fillers may be the solution for you — but before you book your appointment, here are seven things you should know about the under eye filler treatment:

You’ll see the results right away

You will notice a difference in your under eye area immediately after your treatment. Patients experience instant satisfaction as any problem areas under the eyes will be improved with a natural-looking result.

Under Eye Filler Treatment Is Not Permanent

The results from the under eye filler treatment can last around 1-2 years, but ultimately the absorption varies with each individual. You can always get them touched up in the future as well.

Tear Trough Filler Treatments Are Off-Label

Although the dermal fillers aren’t FDA approved for treatments under the eyes, that doesn’t mean that it’s unsafe.

As other areas of the face have been approved for filler treatments (such as the lips and cheeks), the FDA studies have just not yet been conducted for the under eye area.

Under eye filler treatments are done in practice all over the world.

It is important to choose an experienced, certified medical professional to perform the tear trough filler procedure for optimal results.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Are Preferred

Juvederm and Restylane are common types of hyaluronic acid fillers used for the treatment of under eye hollowness.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are most popularly used because they look the most natural.

Under eye treatments with Juvderm or Restylane can be reversed in the case you don’t like the results or want to adjust the treatment.

Reversal can be done by using Hyaluronidase, an enzyme naturally found in the body, which essentially dissolves the filler.

Pain Is Minimal

The treatment area will be numbed, and the pain will likely be mild to moderate. Most patients would describe the experience as just a small pinch.

There’s Very Little Downtime

There’s a chance that you may experience some slight bruising afterwards, but it’s nothing you can’t cover up with some concealer in the meantime.

You should try to avoid drinking alcohol or taking any blood thinners at least a few days before your treatment, as this may cause some bruising.

There’s also no need to take off work or revolve your schedule around the appointment either, as it is a very quick procedure and you can go about your day afterwards.

The Cost Of Under Eye Filler Treatments

Depending on your facial contours, how much volume has been lost under your eyes and how many syringes of filler you’ll need, the treatment can cost anywhere from $800 to over $2,000.

Schedule a consultation to find out what treatment plan is recommended for you and what that will cost.

 

Recipients of the treatment instantly notice a difference in their under eyes and are pleased with the results. Stop breaking the bank on countless skincare and makeup products that don’t work, and take the leap into a longer-lasting, natural-looking approach to brighter, more youthful eyes.

If you are searching for an under eye filler treatment near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 388-0300.

 

To learn more about dermal filler treatments we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, see our before and after photos and our video patient testimonials, click here.

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