Medical Spa Columns

Microneedling Myths

More than sixty years ago microneedling was invented when tattoo artists used needles without ink, called “dry needling”, to improve the skin’s appearance. The process has evolved over the years and today’s microneedling, also called “collagen induction therapy” (CIT), or derma-rolling, has become an extremely popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. The treatment is used for acne scars, stretch marks, facial rejuvenation, and wrinkles. The treatment is not used to reduce pore size, and is not always effective on very severe...

Cleavage Cure

With summer and warm weather moving in and the prospect of skin bearing fashions quickly approaches, the décolletage area comes under more scrutiny than ever. The upper chest is exposed to a tremendous amount of sun over a lifetime and as a result, this delicate area can develop brown spots, redness, rough texture, and wrinkles. Many women begin to notice fine lines and discoloration on the chest area as early as their thirties. A woman’s neck and cleavage have long...

Heat Wave

Discover how to pump up your medical spa business with the latest radiofrequency devices, which deliver an instant complexion pick-me-up.

Doctor's Orders

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Make sure your medical spa isn’t breaking the law by cutting corners on physician supervision.

Cool as a Cucumber

Popular culture bombards us with images of idealized bodies and marketing messages for weight loss programs, supplements, and exercise regimens. And with increased public awareness of the dangers of obesity, the motivation to shed fat is greater than ever. "But even people who are generally fit have stubborn bulges and pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise," says Jayme Bashian, director and lead medical aesthetician of Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa. "Body contouring can smooth, shape and improve...

On the Move

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It's no secret that the demand for skincare services continues to grow. So how can a medical spa or medical aesthetic facility competitively increase treatment options and revenue while also keeping its brick-and-mortar establishment exactly the same? Enter the mobile spa market to provide off-site services. Most laser, radiofrequency (RF) and body contouring devices are too large, heavy and delicate to constantly move around from site to site, much less treatment rooms within a facility. Traditionally, this has limited much...

Facing the Facts

Which areas worry your clients the most? The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) breaks it down and provides a quick snapshot of America’s most coveted solutions for sagging, volume loss, fine lines, and other signs of aging on the face.

Mastering Melasma

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Dermatology specialist Romeo Morales, M.D., for Advanced Dermatology PC explains causes of melasma and offers tips on treatment and prevention.

Wrinkle Rescue

Age is not the only culprit of wrinkles and neither are genetics. There are factors that come into play caused by one’s lifestyle and beauty habits that can exacerbate the aging process. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most visible signs of skin aging along with discoloration, uneven skin tone, and overall dryness and brittleness. Wrinkles develop because skin loses its natural ability to hold and lock in moisture, making it more prone to damage. Skin cells also produce collagen,...

Devices Doing Good

Syneron Medical, a leader in the esthetic medical device marketplace, has announced the introduction of the Changing Lives Program, a corporate wide initiative that leverages the company’s life-changing technologies with life-changing causes. Launching at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in San Francisco on March 21, Changing Lives empowers all 7,000 AAD registrants to select the recipients of Syneron Candela’s charitable donations. Life-Changing Technology Dedicated To Life-Changing Causes Donating to the charity of your choice is easy. Pick...