Medical Spa Columns

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...

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...

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