Reverse Sun Damaged Skin with These 4 Med Spa Treatments

Bucks County Med Spa

You’ve had your fun in the sun, and now your skin is paying for it.

Those fabulous afternoons lounging poolside with a mojito in hand, and long weekends at the beach are part for the course when it comes to enjoying summer. Unfortunately, it can wreak havoc on your skin.

Regardless of the amount of sunscreen you apply to your skin or how often you sport that Riviera-style beach hat, the sun makes its way through to your precious skin – leaving sunspots, blotches, and wrinkles! But there’s no need to wallow in a world of regret. Your time spent sinning in the sun can be fixed!

Here are 4 Med Spa treatments to help you reverse sun damage:

Microneedling:

Hold up! Did someone say needle? We did. But they are incy wincy, tiny little needles. We’re talking microscopic – as Taylor Swift says, “You need to calm down!”

Microneedling is a method used to rejuvenate the skin by generating collagen and skin tissue. The minimally invasive procedure involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to brush over the skin to create controlled “micro-injuries.” The skin’s natural healing process prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. The increased collagen can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and even out your skin tone – leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin. Another bonus: it also lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, and sun damage.

Patients may experience a few days of redness following treatment, but ultimately settle into silky-soft skin that glows!

VI Peel: It’s time to turn over a new leaf! VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that offers dramatic results with no preparation and minimal downtime. The gentle, pain-free treatment helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring while improving the overall quality, tone and texture of your skin.

The VI Peel at Healthy Solutions MedSpa includes a specifically formulated post peel kit which is essential for your treatment’s success, ensuring optimal and lasting results. VI Peel’s blend of powerful ingredients is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin tones. It is a quick treatment designed to achieve more effective results.

Patients can expect to peel for 2-3 days before revealing a new layer of skin that appears flawless and youthful.

Photofacial:
It’s not a Rave but seeing how amazing your skin looks over the next week may prompt you to break out in a celebratory dance. Before you do, keep in mind this is not an immediate treatment, and depending on how much sun damage you have, multiple treatments may be needed.

Some patients opt for a Photofacial instead of a chemical peel because there is less visible downtime and no peeling! After a Photofacial, your face will appear pink or red. If you have dark spots, they will appear darker- this can last for a few weeks but will lessen with each day. The Photofacial is also great to spot treat sun damage as the device can target specific sunspots more aggressively during treatment.

The Photofacial, also called an IPL (intense pulse light) is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin…unce unce unce baby! This revolutionary facial treatment uses a broad-spectrum light source called flashlight technology. The intense pulsed light warms up the skin and uses heat to activate the body’s natural healing process.

You can use IPL on other parts of the body, not just on your face. Patients often get treatment to correct sun damage on areas such as chest, back, or hands. This type of light therapy is also used to treat age spots, broken blood vessels on your face, and rosacea.

Hydrafacial:
When it comes to gorgeous skin, some of us…want it now! The Hydrafacial offers instantaneous results with absolutely no downtime. Hydrafacial is a hydradermabrasion treatment that cleanses the skin, exfoliates dead cells, extracts dirt and bacteria, hydrates, and protects the skin with antioxidants in one simple 30-minute treatment. As if it wasn’t already perfect, a Hydrafacial is an excellent microdermabrasion treatment for oily skin, acne, sun damage, and to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

Plus, by adding specific Boosters to the hydrafacial, you can effectively target problem areas. BRITENOL BOOST Britenol™ is specially formulated to correct dark spots and sun-damaged areas. Britenol™ is clinically proven to leave skin glowing with a more even complexion. Key ingredients: Alpha-Arbutin is derived from bearberry extract to brighten the appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C exhibits antioxidant properties and gives skin added brightness.

Whatever your skin needs are you can’t go wrong with any of the mentioned treatments. Call (267) 388-4692 today to schedule a consultation with our Aesthetician or to schedule an appointment.

As September comes to an end, our memories of summer begin to fade, hopefully, so will the sun damage to our skin. Here’s to heading into Autumn with gorgeous, glowing skin – and endless pumpkin spice lattes!

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The Coolest Way To Get Rid of Unwanted Body Fat With Coolsculpting

 

In a world of hot yoga, Whole30, Ultimate Crossfit, and no added sugar allowed, how is it we still have fat on our bodies? Truth be told, no matter how much junk you cut from your diet or how may hours you spend at the gym certain fat cells just won’t budge. That doesn’t mean you should cancel your annual membership to Orangetheory. It suggests you are like millions of people who face a similar struggle: persistent fat bulges. At times it can feel like a losing battle, but there is a solution called coolsculpting that freezes the fat away.

Thanks to Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, the geniuses behind Cryolipolysis, we can now have our cake and eat it too!

Coolsculpting is the coolest-most innovative non-surgical fat reduction treatment and alternative to Liposuction. It is not intended as an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative, but it does permanently freeze away stubborn fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise such as the abdomen, legs, arms, back, chin and chest. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges without needles, cutting, stitching, anesthesia, or recovery time. It is safe, FDA-cleared, effective and virtually painless.

The concept that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the coolsculpting procedure is based. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die.

Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. The results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months. Keep in mind, your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. The results should remain stable long-term as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting eliminate fat cells permanently, but coolsculpting requires no medical preparation, surgery, medications prior to treatment or health risks. Patients who undergo CoolSculpting treatment often spend procedure time watching Netflix, reading, checking emails, or just relaxing. During the procedure, a gel pad and applicator is applied to the targeted area. The vacuum applicator draws the tissue into the cooling cup for controlled cooling to the targeted fat. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure. Treatment time is 35 minutes, depending on your needs. There is no bruising, health risks or downtime for recovery associated with CoolSculpting and no need to take days off of work.

With Liposuction, you would need to take several days off from work and from daily activities to recover, as it is an invasive surgical procedure that does require cutting, stitching, and sedation with general anesthesia. There is also a preparation period that may include medication along with a medical evaluation and lab tests prior to surgery. The Liposuction process involves a plastic surgeon making a small incision and using a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body. The surgery can take several hours with multiple days of recovery time and skin bruising for up to two weeks.

Liposuction involves risks such as bleeding and a possible reaction to anesthesia. Other complications specific to Liposuction include contour irregularities in which your skin might appear bumpy or withered due to uneven fat removal. There is also a chance of permanent damage to the skin caused by the thin tube used during the Liposuction procedure resulting in a spotted appearance. In some cases, fluid accumulation can occur and might need to be drained with a needle. Patients may experience temporary numbness throughout areas of the body.

More severe and rare cases associated with Liposuction surgery include fat embolism in which pieces of loosened fat break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening. Kidney and heart problems are also a concern as shifts in fluid levels while fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause severe kidney and heart problems.

If you generally like your shape, but you want to get rid of a persistent fat bulge like annoying love handles without surgery or downtime for recovery, Coolsculpting is your best option. For 5 years in a row, Coolscultping won New Beauty magazine best non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It is a safe and convenient alternative to Liposuction with more than 7 million Coolsculpting treatments performed worldwide.

If you are searching for Coolsculpting near me, call 267-388-4692 today to set up your consultation or take our quiz to see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. During your consultation, we will assess your area of concern and create a custom treatment plan that will give you the best results. We are proud to announce our office won the “Best Weight Loss Center in Bucks County” by the Intelligencer 2018, and we specialize in medical weight loss and body contouring. Dr. Michael Luciano is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and helps patients lose weight and reach their body goals.

Our Medical spa is conveniently located in Ivyland, PA near the surrounding cities of Newtown, Willow Grove, Dresher, Warrington, Chalfont, Warminster, Jamison, Warwick, Doylestown, and in Montgomery County and Bucks County.

Be sure to ask about our Coolsculpting specials. And, you can use and earn Brilliant Distinctions loyalty points for your Coolsculpting treatment. Not a Brilliant Distinctions member? We can sign you up and have you start earning BD points to start saving on your Coolsculpting treatments.

 

2 Must Have Treatments to Help Get You Bikini Ready!

Once the cold weather subsides, and you’re finally able to slip on your first spring sundress or pair of shorts, you might notice that your abdomen, thighs, or arms have paid the price for all of the goodies you consumed over the winter. What’s more, while you are making an effort to shed the weight and eat better, you still can’t manage to get rid of the bulge for good. If plastic surgery is not an option (because you would rather enjoy your summer outside rather than inside wearing bandages!), two revolutionary and non-invasive treatment options you should consider to help get you bikini ready are CoolSculpting® and Venus Freeze™!

Both treatments are painless and require no anesthesia, have zero downtime, and are FDA-cleared! So, for times when eating healthy and exercising still won’t get rid of your stubborn fatty areas, look to sculpt and freeze them away permanently and safely, with these two treatment options!

How does Coolsculpting and Venus Freeze work?

Coolsculpting® technology freezes away fat cells using a controlled cooling so that they will not return, thus providing you with a permanent long-term solution to your problem. Venus Freeze™ uses radio frequency technology that stimulates collagen growth, and also helps to stimulate the blood circulation that will reduce the appearance of cellulite and shrink unwanted fat cells.

What areas of the body can be treated with CoolSculpting®and Venus Freeze™?

  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Double Chin
  • Chubby Knees
  • Bra Fat

If you desire to feel more confident about slipping into that sundress or bathing suit this summer, one or both of these two treatments are exactly what you need!

Some “cool” facts about CoolSculpting®:

  • Recognized by NewBeauty® Magazine as the Best Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatment for 3 years in a row!
  • Millions of treatments have been performed on patients all over the globe.
  • Each treatment lasts as little as one hour.
  • Freezes the fat away without harming the skin.
  • Can return to normal activities immediately.
  • Results can be seen as little as three weeks later, with the most noticeable results being seen after three months.

Some “hot” facts about Venus Freeze™:

  • There are millions of treatments performed every year.
  • Can be done anywhere on the body.
  • Each treatment takes about 30-40 minutes depending where it’s done.
  • Is a painless procedure that feels like a hot stone massage!
  • Can return to your regular routine immediately.
  • Results can be seen after three treatments, and the best results are seen after eight.


Now is the time to see a slimmer you, call us at 267-388-4692, or schedule an appointment with us online!