Medical Spa Columns

Hair Apparent

For some conditions, in-spa treatments aren't enough to remedy the problem. Thinning hair is one of them and many clients can benefit from daily supplements in addition to various services aimed at reviving locks. We talked to Anna Urban, cofounder of Aviva, a haircare company with products aimed at helping people achieve healthy hair, and Marnie Nussbaum, M.D., FAAD, to learn more about hair supplements, how they work, and how they are beneficial for spas. How do supplements work? AU:...

High Tech Meets High Touch

For clients concerned wtih dry, sensitive skin plagued by fine lines and wrinkles, the Electro-Lift Facial relying on Repêchage products and the Eura Face Action by Lydia Sarfati is the ideal solution. Here is the step-by-step protocol on the 30-minute treatment to rejuvenate, lift, brighten, soothe, and hydrate skin. 1. Sanitize hands with Clean Hands Anti-Microbial Hand Wipes. 2. Squeeze a small amount of Opti-Cleanse onto damp cotton square and remove eye make-up. If make-up is present on the whole...

Attachment Attraction

Innovations in treatments available at medical spas are constantly changing. That's largely due to updated equipment and technology, though the knowledge and skill of the doctor still plays a key role. Keeping track of all the updates and new models of equipment can be a daunting task. Some equipment manufacturers are making it easier by offering a variety of handpieces and attachments that easily augment current machinery. One company doing just that is EndyMed, and we checked in with Michael...

Risky Business

The American Med Spa Association’s legal counsel shares her expertise on the legalities of performing medical spa treatments and more.

It’s a Match

Learn how pairing microdermabrasion with noninvasive facial services, innovative devices, and potent products can deliver enhanced results.

Lasers on Point

The holidays are right around the corner, which means clients will soon be celebrating with friends and family, reconnecting with old acquaintances and meeting new people, so it’s essential that you look your very best. Laser treatments are a quick option to get your skin glowing for the holidays. Below, Dangene, founder of dangene, The Institute of Skinovation, answers commonly asked questions about lasers to help you provide the information clients need to feel at ease before their first treatment:...

Plastic Surgery Prerequisites

The times they are a changing. The phrase applies to the new year and how people feel about plastic surgery. Thankfully, society’s understanding of plastic surgery has matured as the practice has demonstrated its ability to improve human wellbeing, says board-certified plastic surgeon John Zannis, M.D., head of the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery (New Bern, NC). “Decades ago, I think it’s fair to say there was a stigma that plastic surgery was for those with too much money and...

Ten Tips to Manage Skin Disorders

A shocking number of Americans have psoriasis and eczema—39 million adults and children—which is more than four times the population of New York City, the largest city in the US. According to dermatology specialists Joshua Fox, M.D., and Robert Levine, D.O., with Advanced Dermatology, PC , (multiple locations, NY NJ) the seasonal change to cold, dry air creates difficulties for people dealing with these chronic skin disorders. "It is important to manage symptoms," says Fox, who has served on the...

Top Trends for 2015

As the end of 2014 draws nearer, industry professionals survey the innovations and techniques that rose to popularity in this year and are eager to provide their predictions for the next. Here are the top 10 plastic surgery trends for 2015 according to board-certified plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D., from Rowe Plastic Surgery (New York City). The use of minimally invasive (Botox, fillers, photo-rejuvenation) and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments will continue to increase next year. In 2013 there was a 10...

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