Proper Procedures

Laser Focus

laser treatment
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 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...

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...

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