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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.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft gives your cheeks a boost

Restylane Lyft adds definition and fullness to your cheeks without surgery. It helps you look younger and rejuvenated.

Restylane Lyft

As you age, so does your face. You may notice some obvious signs of aging that you hadn’t previously seen before. What were once subtle lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth have started to deepen over time. Cheeks that used to appear full and taut suddenly seem to sag and droop. While aging is a reality of life, it doesn’t mean you can’t maintain a natural, youthful look along the way.

Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks begins to deteriorate. This results in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume.

Restylane Lyft corrects volume loss and treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. You will see improvement in the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or smiles lines) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

It is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).

Restylane Lyft contains a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, which is specially formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid.

Restylane Lyft treatment

A technician generally applies a topical anesthetic to the skin before the procedure. Next, they inject Restylane Lyft into the cheeks, wrinkles or folds being treated.

The process takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

You may experience slight bruising, swelling, redness and pain after treatment, but those side effects subside within a few days of the procedure.

The results last between 9 and 18 months, but can be prolonged with repeated treatments.

In a clinical trial, 95 percent of subjects treated with Restylane Lyft reported improvement with the appearance of the midface following treatments within two months of the treatment.

Of note, Restyland Lyft can safely be used in conjunction with Botox and other injectables. You can use Botox in the brow and crow’s feet areas or fill in the lip lines with Restylane Silk. Each injectable serves a purpose and the combined results can achieve a natural and noticeable youthful appearance without looking overdone.

This month, you can try Restylane for yourself. We are offering free Restylane with the purchase of 2 Lyft treatments while supplies last. Make sure you check out this special and all the other specials on our website.

Call us at 239-228-7491 to set up an appointment at either our Bonita Springs or Naples locations.

Radiesse, Hands

Radiesse gives hands more youthful appearance

Radiesse brings a youthful appearance back to your hands. The treatment provides an immediate volumizing effect that helps to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to a year.

Sound amazing? Come learn more about this amazing treatment at Naples Laser and MedSpa’s Lunch & Learn on June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. at our Bonita Springs location. The event will feature a live demonstration and special event pricing.Radiesse, Hands

As we age, we tend to fixate on the appearance of our face. There are numerous products on the market to reduce facial wrinkles, folds and spots. However, besides the face and neck, no area of the body shows the appearance of aging as clearly as the back of the hands.

As we age, the collagen and fat in the hands dissipates. This volume loss makes tendons more obvious and veins more visible. This results in our hands appearing bony and unattractive.

The loss of smoothness and plumpness in the hands is a natural and unavoidable part of the aging process. We can slow down the aging process, by regularly moisturizing our hands and using sunscreen daily.

Radiesse can dramatically improve the appearance of aging hands. It is the only dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in the back of hands for smooth, natural-looking results that won’t give away your age. It is the first and only filler deemed safe and effective by the FDA to correct lost volume in hands.

Radiesse: How does it work?

The Radiesse treatment provides lift in the areas below deep wrinkles and folds, diminishing their appearance for a more refreshed look.

The hand and facial filler works to add volume under the skin, and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.

The treatment takes only a few minutes and results can be soon immediately.

Afterwards, hands appear more youthful. The treatment reduces the appearance of tendons and veins and hands appear smoother and plumper.

Want to find out more or experience Radiesse for yourself? Make sure to make plans attend our Lunch and Learn on June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. We will be doing a live demonstration of the Radiesse hand treatment, so you can see the results for yourself. We are also offering $100 off the treatment as well as other event-only specials. Make sure to reserve your spot by calling 239-228-7491.

If you have any questions about Radiesse or any of the other services Naples Laser and MedSpa offers, give us a call at 239-228-7491 or visit naplesmedspa.com. We have locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for your convenience.

Injectables

Injectables combat aging without surgery

Injectables provide a way to combat aging without drastic plastic surgery. Whether your goal is to instantly add volume to sunken cheekbones, fill in deep lines, reduce the appearance of wrinkles or add beautiful contours, the professionals at Naples Laser and MedSpa will work with you to help you achieve great results.Injectables

Heard about injectables, but want to learn more? This month’s Lunch & Learn on May 25 from 12-2 pm will discuss “The Artistry of Injectables.” The event features a live model demonstration with Pam Neitzel, owner and founder of Naples Laser and Medspa. She boasts more than 13 years experience in the industry and is a national trainer and educator on advanced techniques with injectables and laser techniques.

Injectables – What are the differences?

Both Botox and facial fillers are both effective methods of improving signs of aging. People often confuse them with each other and consider them to be synonymous. The truth is they tackle specific and different problems.

Botox’s primarily treats and prevents facial wrinkles. The FDA approved Botox as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines above the eyebrows and wrinkles. Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles.

Facial fillers or dermal fillers get used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging in the face, such as wrinkles. Facial fillers fill trouble areas with collagen, which stimulates collagen growth in the face and also plumps and lifts the skin to replace collagen loss. This helps your skin achieve as youthful a look as possible and eliminates signs of aging that occur as a result of collagen depletion.

The important things to consider when choosing between Botox and facial fillers is what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how you plan to do it. Botox remains the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. These wrinkles occur when the face is in motion or making expression. They are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when you relax your face and make no expressions. These areas appear depleted and sunken in and benefit from the fullness that facial fillers provide.

We offer many different types of injectables, including Belotero, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma XC, Kybella, Radiesse, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk and Sculptra at both our Bonita Springs and Naples locations.

Injectables: Learn more

Still have questions about the world of injectables or interested in trying out one of our injecteables? Make sure to join us at our Lunch and Learn event at our Bonita Springs spa. We will have event special pricing on Botox, Dysport and our fillers. We also plan to hold a filler raffle during the event.

To reserve your spot, call us at 239-228-7491 or visit our website to learn more about all of our services.

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Spider veins shouldn’t stop you from showing your legs

Spider veins shouldn’t keep you from wearing shorts or even a swimsuit. Imagine hitting the beach without worrying how your legs look.spider veins, bonita springs, naples

Thanks to the warm temperatures in Southwest Florida, you can bare your legs year-round, so why not make sure they look their best?

Twisting and turning blood vessels can creep across your legs and face, leaving easily seen dark purple and blue marks. Though completely harmless, spider veins cause many people to feel self-conscious.We treat these marks with our Profile Clearscan Laser. You can confidently put back on that favorite short dress or swim suit when you stride onto the sands.

Spider veins develop more often for women than men and increase in frequency with age. Several risk factors contribute to the appearance of spider veins including heredity, obesity, hormones, and birth control use. Occupations that involve a lot of standing such as hair stylists, nurses, teachers or factory workers can also lead to spider vein development.

But do not feel alone; an estimated 30-60 percent of adults have spider veins.

Spider veins treatment

Using the Profile Clearscan Laser, Naples Laser and Medspa staff can safely and effectively treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin.

Clearscan is a new laser that uses infrared energy. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser’s energy and become less noticeable. It helps with larger (blue) reticular veins or smaller facial veins.

All skin areas receive help through the treatment including the face, neck, chest and legs. Smaller vessels are easily treated, but some larger vessels such as bulging varicose veins in the legs require other treatment plans. A consultation helps us determine your specific needs.

After the treatment, your skin may develop a pink or red color, but that will resolve over time. Any vessels denatured by the laser reabsorb into your body in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately since they will no longer contain blood flow. Some larger areas of cluster vessels require a longer healing period and may appear bruised for a short time. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sunlight on treated areas until you are fully healed.

There should be little to no discomfort, however this varies from client to client and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia. The SouthWest Laser and MedSpa staff will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment.

At Naples Laser and Medspa, we welcome your questions. Feel free to call us at 239-228-7491 to schedule a free consultation. We’d be happy to show you firsthand how this simple procedure works, and show you before-and-after photos of those who have had Clearscan spider vein treatments.

Don’t let those spider veins keep your legs covered up any longer.

Forever Young, Naples, Bonita Springs

Forever Young erases signs of aging

Forever Young BBL can help you look years younger by erasing signs of aging. The treatment rejuvenates skin and delays skin aging.

Sound like something worth trying? During this month, Naples and MedSpa offers buy one get one half off on Forever Young treatments.Forever Young, Naples, Bonita Springs

Forever Young BBL (broadband light) is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Scientific evidence demonstrates regular maintenance treatments using Forever Young BBL functionally rejuvenate skin and delay skin aging.

Your technician customizes the treatment to match your skin type and desired results. It is ideal for reducing age spots along with many other types of skin conditions and blemishes on the face, hands, neck, chest, shoulders, and back.

Skin issues like acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation start below the skin’s surface, which makes topical products less effective. Reaching the source of the problem requires an advanced treatment like the Sciton Forever Young BBL (broadband light).

Forever Young treatment process

The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. It targets damaged cells in the skin, jumpstarting the body’s natural healing process.

When this occurs, pigmented damage such as sun spots and freckles rise to the surface of the skin and naturally flake off.  The heat also stimulates your skin cells to regenerate new collagen, leading to increased skin firmness.

In addition, the photothermal energy will reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions and eliminate fine vessels that cause redness.

This process restores your skin to its natural beauty, making it smoother and vibrant while ensuring you look younger.

Forever Young therapy is completely non-invasive and so gentle that there is virtually no recovery time after treatments. You will be able to resume your normal activities right away.

Generally, between one and three treatments are necessary to achieve the best results, depending on what skin problem needs treatment. May is an ideal time to try this treatment, while we are offering buy one get one half off for the Forever Young treatment.

To learn more about how Forever Young BBL treatment can benefit you, request a free skincare consultation at 239-228-7491. We have offices in Naples (898 5th Avenue South, Suite 204) and Bonita Springs (24850 S Tamiami Trl Suite # 4).

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PRP Therapy turns back hands of time on your skin

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy turns back the hands of time for aging skin. Imagine having younger looking skin with better tone and texture; sounds pretty good right? The treatment uses the body’s own natural healing processes, which makes it gentler on the body than other injectables and fillers.PRP, platelet rich plasma, Naples Laser and MedSpa, Bonita Springs FL, Naples FL

Certain areas on our bodies age quicker than others. Thank the Southwest Florida sun for the damage it inflects on our exposed skin, often making us appear much older than we are. PRP reverses the common aging signs in the skin specifically in the areas of the face, neck, hands.

Hate those crow’s feet or dark circles under your eyes? PRP helps make those areas of your skin become a distant memory.

So how does PRP Therapy work?

Do not get squeamish, but PRP Therapy uses your own blood.  The treatment involves putting a portion of your blood in a centrifuge until it contains a concentrated mix of plasma cells and growth factors. The resulting plasma gets injected directly into the injured tissue. The growth factors speed healing and improve tissue health.

The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour, though treatment time varies depending on the area treated. After treatment, skin may show some redness or bruising for a day or two. You can resume normal activities and make-up use the day after treatment.

It has an advantage over other treatments due to its natural quality. And because it uses a patient’s own blood, the patient will not experience allergic reactions. Other fillers get absorbed by the body and need repeat treatments. However, PRP stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes, so the results last longer. Due to using natural components, patients can use PRP Therapy in places where other fillers would not be recommended. It does not target individual lines and wrinkles but rather improves the overall quality of an area.

Thin areas under our eyes and the skin on our neck show dramatic improvement with PRP Therapy, reversing signs of aging. Lines on the upper lips, as seen on many smokers, improve in depth and hydration. Wrinkles experience volume augmentation and long lasting collagen regeneration effects. Additionally, it enhances the texture and vitality of your skin by creating new blood vessels. Newly created vessels provide vital nutrients to the skin.

Are you convinced PRP Therapy will bring you better looking skin? Interested in trying it out? This month, try PRP at Naples Laser and MedSpa for a special price of $999 for one area. Call us at 239-228-7491 to set up your appointment.

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Chocolate facials indulge the skin

chocolate facial | Naples Laser and MedSpa Chocolate facials are a great way to indulge your body on the outside similar to the way eating it indulges the inner you. Scientists for years have touted the health benefits of dark chocolate to the body. Now, as one of the newest trends, chocolate can provide great benefits as part of your beauty regimen as well.

Chocolate facials do a great job of hydrating, rejuvenating, lifting, and toning your face. Rich in antioxidants, chocolate can help reverse the signs of aging. The level of antioxidant compounds in cocoa is higher than in green tea, black tea or red wine.

Those antioxidants assist in cell repair and prevent cell damage. The antioxidants in chocolate aid in neutralizing free radicals and preventing them from damaging cells.

Chocolate is rich in vitamins A, B12, B-complex, D and E, which help the body absorb calcium, improve tissue growth and increase energy. The minerals found in chocolate, such as copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, promote cell growth, tissue repair, and absorption of nutrients.

Cocoa has been shown to increase blood circulation to the fine skin capillaries in the top layer of your skin, helping draw more oxygen and nutrients to protect against dehydration and burns.

A chocolate facial can moisturize the skin, leaving you with a healthy glow. The added hydration will also soften the skin, making wrinkles and fine lines less visible. It also can increase collagen production and lighten blemish and acne marks.

Every skin type can benefit from the healing attributes of a chocolate facial, making it a great way to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Try Chocolate Facials

This month, Naples Laser and MedSpa is offering a Chocolate Facial and Steam Tent special for $199 at the Bonita Springs location — 24850 S Tamiami Trl Suite #4, Bonita Springs., FL‎ 34134. This is a great time to try out the treatments and give your skin some extra pampering.

Other specials this month include a Lips and Lashes Bundle, which includes Volbella and a full set of lashes for $599, and the Sweetheart Bundle, including PRP on one area, Micropenning, an ultrasonic facial, and $50 gift card, all for $1,400.

Indulge yourself or your sweetheart in one of the many beauty treatments Naples Laser and MedSpa has to offer. Give us a call at 239-228-7491 to set up an appointment at either our Bonita Springs (24850 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite #4) or Naples (898 5th Avene South, Suite 204) location.

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.

Resolutions to keep skin glowing, healthy through the new year

dermasmothResolutions are made with the best of intentions at the beginning of each new year. But many times those same resolutions get broken before the first month has ended.

Many resolutions get broken because they are lofty goals that ultimately become too unattainable and frustration takes over.

When making resolutions, remember to keep it simple and don’t give up even if the resolution gets ignored a few times.

Resolutions often have to do with health and wellness. Skin care is an important part of staying health and looking healthy. Allure magazine provided a few tips to help keep your skin healthy and glowing all year long.

Resolution skin care tips

Hydrate: Drinking water is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking fantastic. It helps the body flush toxins and replenish it with moisture that gets lost throughout the day.

Moisturize: Showers are great at getting the dirt off our skin, but they also strip the skin of necessary oils that keep the skin healthy. Apply a moisturizer within five minutes of finishing a shower when skin is at its most porous and able to absorb.

Cleanse: Make sure to remove make-up at night, every night. It can clog pores and cause blemishes to form while sleeping. That’s a surprise nobody wants to wake up to. Even if it is a make-up wipe, it is a sure-fire way to keep skin healthy.

Exfoliate: An adult’s skin cells take 28 days to replenish. That’s a long time and it can cause those skin cells to dry out and lose their luster. Use a scrub 2-3 times a week to help get rid of those dead skin cells.

Check: Be on the lookout for moles or other skin conditions that need to be checked out. Not only is a monthly self-check a great idea, but make sure to visit a dermatologist once a year.

Resolve to take better care of the skin and reap the rewards of looking better for years to come.

At Naples Laser and MedSpa, we are skin specialists who can offer advice and treatments to help keep skin looking its best. We have locations in Naples and Bonita Springs, so give us a call at 239-228-7491 to schedule an appointment.