Medical Spa Columns

Fighting Free-Radical Damage

Two scientific terms that have become unavoidable are free radicals and antioxidants. These are now understood to be crucial issues in the health and beauty of one's skin, so pay attention. Free radicals are charged chemical particles of oxygen that enter into destructive chemical bonds with organic substances such as proteins. The result is an oxidation, or chemical burning, of the substance, which destroys it. Protein is denatured, genes may be broken, and dangerous residual substances may result from the...

Slimming Solutions

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It may sound too good to be true, but non-invasive treatments that incur no downtime are the real deal and banish inches of unwanted flab instantly for clients and are a boon for business. Marina Peredo, M.D., of Spatique Medical Spa (Smithtown, NY) knows the benefits firsthand. The Long Island medical spa offers two CoolSculpting systems so a patient can be treated in two different areas to reduce overall treatment time and see instant results all over. CoolSculpting is the...

Medical Spa Laundry Safety

Medical spas are proliferating across the country; they accounted for eight percent of the 20,000 spas in the United States last year, according to the industry study commissioned by the International Spa Association. There are many convenient medical spas that offer safe, physician supervised treatments and which utilize commercial healthcare facility laundries to minimize any risk of spreading infection. However, for those providing treatments outside of the physician's office, there are no national standards for medical spas, no recognized definition...

Show of Hands

Anti-aging skincare is by no means a new field. Every day, new ingredients, procedures, and treatments are introduced that promise younger looking faces and rejuvenated skin. There is, however, one part of the body that is hands-down the most forgotten area when it comes to skincare, treatment, and prevention—the hands. “Many women learn to take great care of their faces when they’re still young but not their hands,” says Mitch Chasin, M.D., a cosmetic physician and laser specialist and the...

Treatment Tips for Darker Skintones

It’s a no-brainer that each client’s skin concerns are as unique as they are. It’s vital to understand the specific issues common to each skin type to be able to expand your medical spa practice and attract a diverse group of patients. Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., does just that as she provides an array of popular and effective treatments for her clients at image Dermatology (Montclair, NJ). Downie specializes in lasers for treatment of scars, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, brown...

Laser Focus

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These days, laser therapy is a staple on most medical spa menus. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of laser skin-resurfacing procedures has more than doubled since the year 2000. With minimal pain, discomfort, or downtime, laser therapy is a much-requested treatment used for a variety of cosmetic issues because of these benefits. Offering laser services is not only advantageous for clients but also lucrative for medical spas, because it typically takes several treatments to achieve...

Effective Cosmetic Surgery Alternatives

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Cosmetic surgery is the common course of action for people who wish to look a certain way physically, but unfortunately couldn’t get their bodies to achieve it. People normally stay away from things that can possibly cause them physical pain, not to mention cost them a lot of money. Clearly that’s not the case for cosmetic surgery because people are still interested about going through certain procedures themselves. But with improved results from non-invasive procedures, patients are reconsidering and seeking...

Necklift Procedures Experiencing an Upswing

Following the general trend toward less invasive, quicker recovery procedures, with smaller scars, more patients are opting for a necklift, rather than a full facelift with browlift and eyelid surgery. Such a procedure better fits into busy lives and requires little to no downtime, so it is an excellent option to suggest to patients. Plus, surgeons are also noticing patients who have opted for other non-invasive options like Botox, fillers, and lasers to maintain skin and slow signs of aging...

Physicians Explain The Anti-Aging Benefits of Applying Vitamins

Clients’ worries about wrinkles, dark spots and other aging skin concerns aren’t all vanity, a new poll reveals. According to research by Penn Schoen Berland, 42 percent of women age 50 to 59 believe they need to look young to be successful professionally. “Increasingly, both men and women have anxiety about looking older, but the good news is that science has developed natural tools to help us look younger longer,” say Rick and Arlene Noodleman, M.D., the husband-and-wife physician team...

Effective Laser Therapy

Lasers are a growing and versatile treatment option that solve a variety of skin issues for medispa clients. Board-certified dermatologist Lori A. Brightman, M.D. , who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery, shared some of the common skin issues she sees and how lasers combined with other treatments can solve them. Pigmentation in the form of brown spots or sunspots come from UV exposure. You can start with just topical treatment like hydroquinone or...

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