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Xeomin reduces frown lines around the eyes

Xeomin fights back against those troublesome frown lines. When injected into muscles, it improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.

Xeomin, acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, it can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.

It joins Botox and Dysport as the latest contender in a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. Xeomin is so far the only one of the three that does not need refrigeration before use, which simplifies distribution.

The filler is also “naked,” meaning there are no additives. This may mean less risk of developing antibodies against it than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects.

Do not use Xeomin interchangeably with other botulinum products.

Worldwide, more than 84,000 people used Xeomin injections. The U.S. became the 20th country to approve this new drug.

Xeomin treatment

During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your technician injects Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. Application of a topical anesthetic or cold pack can reduce discomfort.

You will see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The typical duration of effect registered as up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last a significantly longer or shorter time in individual patients.

Side effects include bleeding, bruising and redness at the injection site. These effects subside between a few hours to a few days after the procedure.

Interested in trying Xeomin or finding out more about the services we offer at Naples Laser and MedSpa? Please give us a call at 239-228-7491.

Top searched beauty questions on Google

top searched beauty questionsTop searched beauty questions for 2016 has been a popular topic for several magazines and websites after Google released its list recently.

It’s interesting to see what people were asking. The terms show what is popular but it is also curious to see if those trends are still hot this year. Some might have had their 15 minutes and now it’s on to the next “hot” thing.

Fashionista.com didn’t see any rhyme or reason to this year’s most Googled questions but noted there were more “how-to” searches in the beauty category than fashion and other related categories.

Hair and makeup were at the top of the topics, of course. When you talk beauty, those are high on the list. Here were a few of the top searched beauty questions for 2016:

How to shape eyebrows and How to fill in eyebrows

You can use brow gel, pencils, stencils, waxing and plucking to do it yourself or you can turn to a professional for microblading. Microblading, which is also known as eyebrow embroidery, uses a very small bade to deposit pigment under the skin, giving the appearance of hair.

Microblading is a semi-permanent way to add shape as well as maintain the desired look. The results give a natural and undetectable fringe where it is needed.

Read more about getting the perfect eyebrow.

How to clean makeup brushes

Makeup brushes can be pretty expensive so you probably want to make them last as long as you can. But how do you get them clean?

Elle magazine offers a few options: disinfect your bristles after every use, replace brushes daily, or “go rogue and use your fingertips.”

The magazine says some makeup counters are beginning to offer to clean their brand’s brushes.

Popsugar.com offers a video with some DIY cleaners.

How to get rid of bags under your eyes

There are a variety of tips to help prevent and conceal bags under your eyes. Getting plenty of rest, proper skin care regimen and some concealer will help.

 How to do a fishtail braid

Elle has a video that shows how to do the fishtail braid:

 

If we can help with any of your beauty and skin care needs, we are happy to consult with you to discuss the best options. Call Naples Laser and MedSpa at (239) 228-7491.

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Finishing touches make looking your best at holiday parties easy

Finishing touches for your face and skin can help make you look and feel great for the holiday season.Finishing touches | Naples Laser & MedSpa

It is the time of year when social occasions and commitments mount and you are trying to look your best at every possible moment.

Naples Laser and MedSpa offers several finishing touch treatments to help your makeup, eyebrows, eyelashes and skin look the very best for all your holiday happenings.

Do you struggle trying to get the perfect look from your eyebrows? Maybe you should consider microblading, which can help you achieve gorgeous brows for up to 18 months with no worries. The procedure is like tattooing but uses fine razors to achieve very fine lines that closely resemble real hairs. The resulting look helps you to have no-fuss brows from the moment you wake up through the last nightcap after a long day.

Eyelash extensions are one way to make your lashes look great for the holiday season. Imagine not having to apply mascara and avoiding the dreaded raccoon eyes at the end of a long event. The lash extensions are synthetic, silk or mink and are available in different lengths and thickness. They are applied individually with a semi-permanent glue and will last for several weeks. Lash extensions will leave you looking beautiful every day, all day.

Maybe you are looking to accentuate your eyebrows and eyelashes to avoid the traditional darkening methods such as brow pencils and mascara.  Brow and lash tint is a semi-permanent color that will last for weeks. It is perfect for covering grey or darkening up blonde lashes or brows. The process takes 15-20 minutes and will last for weeks. It is waterproof and won’t wash off, rub off or sweat off.

Now that your eyebrows and eyelashes are looking perfect, finish up your holiday look with our makeup application services. We offer mineral makeup as well as airbrush makeup services. Both services will give you the no-worry, long-lasting, flawless look you won’t have to worry about touching up throughout the night.

Naples Laser and MedSpa wants you to put your best face forward this holiday season and are eager to help you find the perfect finishing touches. We have offices in Bonita Springs and Naples to accommodate your busy schedule. Don’t get caught in the holiday rush without giving us a call at 239-228-7491 to set up your appointment.

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Eyelash extensions enhance your natural lashes

Eyelash extensions attract extra attention to the eyes. Eyelashes have long been considered a sign of beauty in cultures around the world. Countless beauty products can be found in stores promising to enhance, lengthen, darken and thicken your lashes.eyelash extensions | Naples Laser and MedSpa

Unfortunately, none of these products can give you worry free lashes for more than a few hours at a time. For longer lasting fluttery fringe, eyelash extensions may be the answer you are looking for.

Eyelashes serve as an important protector of the eye and are not just cosmetic in purpose. Their primary function is to protect the eye from debris. They are extremely sensitive and provide a reflexive reaction to the eye to shut when they are touched. An eyelash takes from seven to eight weeks to grow back if pulled out and constant pulling can lead to permanent damage.

Eyelash extensions enhance your own natural lashes. They are single strands of individual lashes, made from synthetic, silk or mink and are available in different lengths and thicknesses, that replicate your true lash. Once selected, the lashes are applied individually with a semi-permanent glue designed not to irritate or damage your natural lash.

Everyone has different lashes and the condition of your own lashes will dictate how and what lashes can be applied. It’s better to start out with a half set if you aren’t sure or it’s your first time. It is easier to add more than remove lashes.

After the new eyelashes are applied, you will want to avoid moisture or water near your eyes for 12-24 hours. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is fully set and cause the lashes to fall out prematurely.

You will not need to use mascara after the eyelash extensions are applied. If you do want to apply mascara, make sure to apply it only on the tips of the extensions with a very light hand. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not recommended, as it is hard to remove and you can prematurely pull off lashes when trying to take mascara off. Using an eyelash curler should also be avoided because it can pull too much at the extensions.

The biggest myth is that eyelash extensions will ruin your own lashes. They do not. If they are applied correctly, they will not cause harm. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug at the extensions because that can cause them to fall out prematurely.

The eyelash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks, but a touch-up is recommended every two to three weeks to maintain the look.

Lash extensions will leave you looking beautiful every day, all day! Naples Laser and MedSpa has locations in Naples and Bonita Springs, so give us a call at 239-228-7491 to schedule an appointment.