Medical Spa Columns

Five Benefits of Aromatherapy

If research and public surveys are anything to go by, most people (88 percent according to the Global Spa Report ) visit spas for relaxation and stress management. Little wonder that spa and medispa owners alike struggle to deliver an unmatched experience in pampering and luxury to their guests. You have probably spent thousands of dollars on infrastructure, staff, and spa supplies, but did you know that something as simple and ubiquitous as essential oils can help you boost your...

Southern California Surgeon's Shrink-Wrap Liposuction Produces Results

Southern California plastic surgeon Raffi Hovsepian , M.D., has launched a new Shrink-Wrap Liposuction that should have surgeons and medical spas alike rethinking the traditional fat reduction procedures and opting for minimally invasive sculpting options. Using FDA approved laser technology and minute incisions, this procedure removes and melts stubborn fat, induces collagen retraction, and tightens skin. It effectively targets commonly requested problem areas, such as the waistline, back, chest, arms, thighs, and knees. Patients would be happy to hear they...

Golden Rules for Safe Plastic Surgery

With a total of 14,629,276 invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the US in 2012 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there is no question about high demand from clients. To help your medical spa attract them, take a cue from the new e-book Golden Rules For Safe Plastic Surgery written by Michele Garber , the Nip Tuck Coach and a cosmetic surgery expert . In it Garber shares background information about various procedures and tips for...

Are Your Clients Putting Their Best Faces Forward?

Thanks to the myriad of photos posted and shared online, clients are more likely to undergo cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance, according to a new survey of plastic surgeons, but there are many less invasive alternatives you can offer them. “People especially want to look their best when hundreds, or even thousands, of viewers are looking at their photos – we hear it, too,” say Dr. Rick and Dr. Arlene Noodleman, the husband-and-wife physician team at Silicon Valley’s Age...

Attacking Acne

Summer is an excellent time to help clients tackle current blemishes and existing acne scars. Whether they are looking for easy at-home solutions or want the fast, powerful results of in-office protocols, board-certified dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, M.D. has an arsenal of solutions to treat all acne afflictions. As one of the nation’s top crusader against acne, Taub says knows what really works to restore beautiful, clear skin. Here, she shares some of her trade secrets for clearing up active...

Post-Baby Surgical Solutions

Despite steady dieting and daily workouts, many women are left with a pregnancy belly months and years after giving birth. According to Beverly Hills, CA-based plastic surgeon Brent Moelleken, M.D. , the "post baby pot belly" is a result of the fascia tearing during pregnancy, and no amount of crunches or sit-ups can correct this" In an effort to help moms deal with a less than ideal post-baby body, Moelleken has developed the Hybrid Tummy Tuck, a procedure that helps...

Needle Points

Clients are hunting for the fountain of youth. And as more injectables enter the market, it is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for them to find it with just the prick of a needle. “More patients are opting for fillers to achieve a non-surgical facelift, rather than going under the knife,” says Whitney Bowe, M.D., assistant medical director for cosmetic and laser services at Advanced Dermatology PC (Westchester, NY). “By combining deeper, long-lasting fillers with more superficial fillers, we are...

Let There Be Light

LEDs
Light-Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is an ideal addition to a medical spa’s repertoire of services, because it is painless, non-invasive, and has virtually no recovery time. There are several different forms of LED therapy, with each color or combination of lights targeting a specific purpose. Because LED therapy can be used for multiple reasons, it is important to discuss with your client the exact results they are looking to achieve so you can give them the most effective treatment. For...

Permanent Perfection

Permanent Makeup
As spa professionals, you offer your clients the luxury of looking and feeling their best without having to do any of the work. And in this ever-evolving industry, it is still possible to find new avenues to help your clients attain the results they desire while improving your bottom line. A growing trend sprouting up on spa menus is permanent makeup services, which offer clients the time and freedom to focus on more important things during the day than applying...

Getting Cheeky

Cheeks
It’s no surprise that Hollywood stars often serve as inspiration for plastic surgery trends. Celebrities’ sultry eyes, pouty lips, and perfect noses are among the many requests that are brought to doctors. The latest craze, according to Amy Forman Taub, M.D., founder of Advanced Dermatology and Skinfo Specialty Skincare Boutique (Lincolnshire, IL), revolves around chiseled cheekbones a la Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. She recently published a study, entitled “Cheek Augmentation Improves Feelings of Facial Attractiveness,” in the September 2012...

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