Medical Spa Columns

Simple Skin Solutions

dermatologist tips for summer skin
The heat wave gives clients ample reason to show more skin this summer. When they do, they may also discover unexpected concerns. Concerns like a little patch of itchy, red skin that’s been lingering and body breakouts or bumps aren’t life threatening but annoying enough to bring clients into your medical spa. Rebecca Kazin, M.D., of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery shares how she treats some of these common, yet stubborn skin concerns. BACNE – This harmless, but...

Healthy Hair Naturally

healthy hair supplements
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and helping clients grow healthy hair continues to be a growth industry. Natural solutions and tried and true treatments are more widely available, helping clients conquer hair concerns and reclaim their confidence. One of those companies is Brock Beauty, which was founded in 2004 and believes beautiful, healthy skin and hair start from within. Here’s what president Tymeka Lawrence had to say about the industry and how natural solutions, like Hairfinity, are revitalizing...

Big Girls Guide to Smaller Breasts

confident woman breast reduction surgery
Body image concerns have become a common topic of conversation and have been filling headlines. The pressure to look a certain way leads many girls and women to take extreme measures to try to conform. That brings many into medical spas hoping for a quick fix. Some procedures, like breast reduction, are influenced more by ongoing discomfort and pain than appearance. Over a million women undergo breast reduction surgery annually. To offer some clarity, John Zannis, M.D., a board certified...

Get Glowing in Summer

summer beauty skincare tips
With vacations and many days in the sun planned throughout the summer, many clients may delay procedures until the cooler months. It's a smart move, and your medical spa likely pushes appointments for lasers and similar treatments for winter when clients can recover well and not risk sun damage. That doesn't mean they can't make progress and keep up their skin regimen when the heat is on. Here are the steps Paul Nassif, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, says...

9 Ways to Get True Beauty Sleep

The quality and length of sleep you receive every night can have a profound impact on your skin’s overall health. When we sleep our bodies recharge. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does as well. Kaleroy Papantoniou, M.D., is a board-certified New York City dermatologist who explains that, “During sleep we heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If sleep is compromised, so is the body’s ability to carry out these essential skin functions. During the first...

Beauty Myths Busted

beauty myths in medical spas
Today’s beauty and youth obsessed culture is overflowing with new treatments, tips, and procedures to tighten, flatten, lift, and turn our bodies into living designs. The everyday woman, or man, hears or reads about a new, easier treatment daily. Mia Talmor, M.D., associate professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and founder and board-certified plastic surgeon at Talmor Cosmetics (New York City), says chatter and headlines are easily misconstrued and can lead to misinformation that can be dangerous and...

Cosmetic Procedures for Happy Clients

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Every single one of us, however confident and comfortable in their own skin, has at some point taken a look in the mirror and found at least one thing we’d like to change. Some of us learn to love the quirks in our looks and some of us think about getting a little fix. From the non-invasive to the surgical, cosmetic procedures are on the rise and there are a hundred ways to nip, tuck, lift, and smooth just about...

Hats Off

hair restoration for healthy hair
Hair loss affects nearly 60 million Americans. Because hair helps build confidence and self-worth for both men and women, thinn-ing or balding can take a significant emotional toll. As a result, those suffering from the condition will go to great lengths to reverse it. “For many of us, our hair is closely linked to our identity, and once it starts to thin, we will do almost anything we can to regrow it or at least halt the thinning,” says Chaz...

What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

how to prepare for expectant employees
As a member of an industry that employs a significant number of women, you should make preparing for expectant employees a vital part of your medical spa’s business plan. Although you may fret about the upheaval a pregnant employee might cause, it is important to know what you must do and what you must notsay to the employee in response to a pregnancy announcement. Pregnancy discrimination lawsuits are on the rise, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data reveals...

A New Look at Lipo

liposuction for fat reduction
In the past few years, minimally invasive fat reduction technologies have flooded the cosmetic enhancement market, promising great results for less recovery time than their surgical counterparts. However, after vetting the latest non-surgical fat reduction treatments, Alex Sobel, M.D., of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery (Bellevue, WA) has made the specific decision to not offer these options at his practice. Sobel emphasizes that liposuction is the best and most effective option for removing excess fat and providing patients with a more...

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