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. 
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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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Make Mom Feel Magnificent This Mother’s Day with The Gift of a Rejuvenating Chemical Peel!

If you think it’s time to surprise your mother with something else besides a bouquet of flowers, perfume, jewelry, or a new collection of scented candles, you should consider a rejuvenating chemical peel or great anti-aging skincare products to boost her confidence!

Plus, you can even keep her skin glowing by presenting her with a gift basket filled with Obagi skin care products!

Here at our medical spa in Bucks County, PA, we offer the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and a Vi Peel, to help reveal younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time.

After one treatment, your mother will notice that her skin will be softer, brighter, and firmer!

Last, but not least, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines will be reduced, and the peel will also stimulate collagen production!

What should your Mom expect during a chemical peel treatment?

One of our professionals will first cleanse her skin, and make sure there is absolutely nothing left on her skin that will affect the peel.

Once these tasks are complete, the peel will be applied.

The peel will first be applied on her forehead, and then our professional will move down the rest of her face.

The skin will become a little bit pink during treatment (which is perfectly normal), and it will also look a bit frosted. Some tingling will be felt and once the peel is removed, a moisturizer and sunblock will be applied, and your mom can go about the rest of her day!

While one chemical peel will certainly produce results, three to four treatments will give her the best results!

After your mom receives her chemical peel, the best way to help her maintain its effects, and keep her skin feeling fresh for months down the road, is for her to use Obagi skin care products.

And if you think gifting a chemical peel is not enough, consider supplementing this one-of-kind gift with some anti-aging skin care products or a Hydrafacial treatment.

These skin care products are only available through med spas and physician offices, and have been proven to help individuals have healthy-looking and gorgeous skin.

Here at Healthy Solutions Medspa, we offer the Obagi Nu-Derm System (a complete skin care system designed to reduce the appearance of aging skin).

In the end, anyone who uses these skin care products with or without receiving a chemical peel, will end up having nothing less than a more youthful appearance!

Spring is the best season to schedule a chemical peel and luckily Mother’s Day falls right in the middle of it!

What’s more, springtime is the ideal time to shed all of that dead skin and prepare it for the summer months!

If you would like to learn more about our rejuvenating chemical peels, want to purchase some Obagi skin care products, are interested in the CoolSculpting® treatment in Bucks County , or would like to learn more about our other medspa treatments, please call us at 267-388-4692, or schedule an appointment with us online!

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