Medical Spa Columns

Fuel Injected

Check out the latest research on the anti-aging power of injectables and the future potential of Botox and more.

Deal or No Deal

Are discount websites your medical spa’s friend or foe?

Match Maker

The goal of looking younger with a fresher, more rested appearance is all but universal, though the desire for invasive surgery to achieve this ideal is not. But minimally invasive procedures such as dermal fillers, tighteners, or laser resurfacing can offer the results clients crave without the high cost or lengthy recovery time, according to Valerie Goldburt, M.D., PhD, dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology P.C. Quick, safe skin treatments that boast little downtime before patients can look their best, fillers, tighteners...

Sayonara Sun Spots

medical spa tips for preventing and treating sun spots
In the never-ending battle to counteract aging and restore youth, women seek products that promise to prevent and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, one of the surefire signs of aging skin. Often forgotten in the anti-aging regimen is the prevention of sun spots, the unwanted patches of dark-pigmentation caused exclusively by skin’s overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. Zeefah Ali, leading esthetician at Trifecta MedSpa (multiple locations in New York), a holistic medical spa that provides state-of-the-art...

Legal Lowdown on Imported Medical Devices

Legal information about importing esthetic and medical spa devices in the U.S.
Unlike prescription drugs, it is not illegal per se to import foreign-sourced prescription medical devices or to reimport U.S.-made and exported prescription medical devices. Although legal, the process of reimporting or importing foreign-sourced prescription medical devices must be carefully examined and documented each time to make sure no violation of U.S. laws occurs. Many people do this incorrectly and find themselves the target of a federal or state-based criminal indictment. This is unfortunate, because reimporting or importing foreign-sourced prescription medical...

New York Celeb Esthetician Discusses Radiofrequency

Ildi Pekar offers effective antiaging with radiofrequency treatments
High-tech devices can help you address clients’ concerns and fix those imperfections in a snap without surgery. Radiofrequency (RF) is one appealing offering, and it has become a hot commodity. We talked to Ildi Pekar, owner of Ildi Pekar Skin Care (New York City) about how RF has helped her bring in a loyal following of high profile clients. What results and improvements are visible instantly after the service? Each client can see their skin is much firmer, more definition,...

New Techniques to Refresh Skin

New medical spa techniques erase tattoos and signs of piercings and other youthful indiscretions.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. We are talking about that double pierce on your client’s left ear, the nose ring their parents warned them about, or the permanent blue eye liner so they could wake up with makeup. Many clients may have a case of body art remorse—an all too common phenomenon that often falls under the ‘mom knows best’ umbrella. While no precise statistics exist for all types of body art, research has shown...

Poker Face

In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) approved the use of injected botulinum toxin type A (Botox) for temporary reduction in the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows. It soon became apparent that the treatment was also effective at other sites and in 2013, the FDA approved its use for lines at the sides of the eyes (crow's feet). In its 2014 compilation of usage and trends, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 6.6 million injections...

Booty Pop

Curves ahead. The common road sign now fits perfectly in medical spas across the country as women seek out new procedures and treatments to achieve their ideal curvy yet toned physiques. The latest hot solution is the Brazilian Butt Lift, which has been perfected by Lawrence Broder, M.D., medical director of B eleza MedSpa (Austin). Unlike invasive and alien silicone implants, this two-for-one surgery shapes the backside with fat liposuctioned from elsewhere on the patient's body. This butt-alteration business outpaced...

Beauty Everlasting

Leave a favorable impression on clients by offering an array of permanent makeup services.