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Skin Care | Exfoliators This Dermaplaning-Meets-Microneedling Treatment

Original Article By Elise Minton Tabin

Behold the power of skin-resurfacing treatments. From lasers that lift pigmentation and soften skin texture to microdermabrasion and chemical peels, which exfoliate away the top layers of skin, there’s nothing quite like a resurfacing treatment.

The newest one on the scene is MIRApeel and it fuses two unique technologies—wet abrasion and wet microneedling—into a single treatment. Here’s how it works:  ..


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Most Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedure in 2017

Original Article By Brittany Fallon

When it comes to your appearance, the tiniest thing can make a world of difference in your self-perception. For me, it's the line between my brows (one half of my 11's, as they're called) and my smaller-than-I'd-like lips, but for others, it may be the bump on their nose, the crow's-feet around their eyes or the loose skin around their jawline. We all have something.

And when it reaches the point that you can't stand to see that "thing" when you look in the mirror every morning, your best fix is probably an in-office treatment. Of course some concerns will require surgical intervention, but facial plastic surgeons are also equipped with a myriad of noninvasive treatments as well. Each year, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) releases its annual survey, which breaks down the data on these top procedures and compares year-over-year results so we can see what's trending. Here are a few of the highlights from this year's report. ..


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7 New Body Treatments for the Stomach, Breasts, Arms, and Butt

Original Article By Loren Savini. Want a flatter stomach? Done. A more gravity-resistant butt? Absolutely. Whatever contour of your body you'd like redrawn, there is a treatment or surgery to do it — and the options are constantly evolving. We uncovered a few of the most exciting right now.

The Stomach: CoolSculpting, SculpSure, and UltraShape You can get rid of small, stubborn pockets of fat in this area by freezing, heating, or destroying fat cells with ultrasound energy. (Current options include CoolSculpting, SculpSure, and UltraShape, respectively.) But anything more than a slight reduction in abdominal fat still calls for a tummy tuck. Conveniently, the procedure has gotten, well, less inconvenient. A new adhesive called TissuGlu eliminates the need to drain the fluid that fills the large space created between the muscles and overlying tissue after the surgery. Prior to its existence, tummy-tuck recovery involved having a drain, at home, for one to two weeks. Which is gross and weird but was part of the deal. "TissuGlu seals the tissues together after a tummy tuck so that there is no space that can fill with fluid," says Los Angeles plastic surgeon Steven Teitelbaum. It also might result in less-noticeable scars. More good news: A new numbing injection called Exparel can make the initial tummy-tuck recovery less painful, says Joubin Gabbay, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. ..


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CoolSculpting Was Just FDA-Cleared for Use on Double Chins

Original Article By Macaela Mackenzie. CoolSculpting — the procedure that can freeze fat off the upper arms, abdomen, and thighs — has just been cleared by the FDA to tackle a whole new area of the body: the double chin.

The non-invasive procedure made a splash when it hit doctors’ offices as an alternative to liposuction back in 2010. Rather than suck out deposits of fat via surgery, CoolSculpting allowed docs and medical spas to freeze fat cells in treatment areas. When treated, fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by your body, with no downtime necessary. ..


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Today’s Targeted Fillers Meet Individual Needs

by Stephanie Schlageter

The benefits of injectables and fillers have been making headlines for more than a decade, but the makers of these anti-aging products have more recently evolved them into targeted solutions for specific needs. Rather than a one-filler-fits-all-lines mentality, dermal filler brands like Juvéderm now offer solutions developed to match various areas of the face so that precisely the right consistency can be used to fill lines, add volume, plump lips, and more. As always, dermal fillers offer an immediate solution to the signs of aging and a perfect pick-me-up during the holiday season. ..


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Less Sun, Not Less Sunblock

by Stephanie Schlageter

If you think the time change, fall season, and cooler weather mean you can delete sunscreen from your morning skincare routine, think again! No matter what the day looks like outside, if the sun is above the horizon, its rays can penetrate your skin.

Did you know that wearing a product with a physical sunblock like zinc is the best anti-aging practice you can engage in? Because the sun emits UVA and UVB rays, you need to look for a product that is also “broad spectrum,” which means it will protect against both types of rays. You might notice the immediate signs of exposure to UVB rays – think B for burn – but the UVA rays have even more damaging long-term effects – think A for aging. You can meet both of these criteria with EltaMD sunscreens, our favorite. These products are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. All of the EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens. What we love about them most is that they are non-greasy, not sticky, and amazingly transparent.  ..


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Radiance Medspa is a Gem

by Stephanie Schlageter

Radiance Medspa is thrilled to have earned Diamond Crystal Level Status from Zeltiq for the number of successful, fat-reducing CoolSculpting treatments performed. This status is the highest given by Zeltiq, the maker of CoolSculpting technology, and recognizes practices that have provided a minimum of 800 procedures during three months. Few practices in the country reach this level, and Radiance Medspa is the only Diamond Crystal Level practice in the Tampa Bay area.

A non-surgical method of body contouring, CoolSculpting reduces fat by delivering controlled cooling. With this breakthrough technology, targeted fat cells crystalize, but surrounding tissues are not affected. The body then naturally eliminates these fat cells, and during the next 12 weeks, treated areas become visually smaller. CoolSculpting provides permanent results because the body cannot create new fat cells. Even better, CoolSculpting is non-invasive and quick. A treatment takes just about an hour, and with Dual CoolSculpting, we can treat two areas at the same time – that means just an hour to reduce fat on both thighs, hips, or love handles up to 25 percent! CoolSculpting is also a good option for areas like abdomen, buttocks, and upper arms. And thanks to the CoolMini applicator, we can freeze away a double chin, too.  ..


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It’s the Right Time to Reverse Summer Sun Damage

by Stephanie Schlageter

We wouldn’t fault you for those long summer days at the beach, and we won’t even discuss the time you forgot to reapply sunblock. But as the summer days wind down, it’s time to reverse the consequence of your fun in the sun, and the most effective way to do so is with a series of skin resurfacing laser treatments. ..


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Back To School Means Time for You



It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, and it’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. As the lazy days at the beach are traded in for packing lunches and getting to the bus stop on schedule, it means you should be able to steal a bit of “me time” while the little ones are off learning math and writing. Take your own lesson in science, and find out what advanced aesthetic medical treatments can do to improve anything from wrinkles and sun damage to unwanted fat that crept up while you were enjoying those summer barbecues.

Smoothing Lines & Wrinkles
Keep your post-vacation look going with wrinkle releasing treatments and those that add fullness back to your face. With the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment, BOTOX, you can relax lines and wrinkles around and between the eyes, as well as on the forehead. A targeted range of Juvéderm hyaluronic acid fillers can soothe a tired look, plump your lips, or fill lines around your mouth. And by combining a Micro-Needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment series, you can minimize everything from lines to pores while achieving a glowing skin surface. ..


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Get an All-Natural “Facelift” with Micro-Needling and PRP

by Stephanie Schlageter

To combat the many signs of aging like dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and lack of firmness, as well as those skin woes that might be a holdover from youth, such as acne scarring and other blemishes, combining two non-surgical treatments provides astonishing long-lasting benefits. This effective treatment pair is Micro-Needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy, and together they can offer you reduction in fine lines and wrinkles paired with a youthful glow and minimized pores that even a facelift cannot match.  ..


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