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    Spotlight on the Restylane Regimen

    Last updated 1 day 19 hours ago

    When you receive facial enhancement services, you are making an investment in your wellbeing and confidence. Restylane is a widely used dermal filler, and it is popular because of the natural look and long-lasting results it can produce. However, skincare experts recommend that all Restylane recipients follow the Restylane Regimen. This process involves not only an initial injection, but also a follow-up procedure several months after the first treatment. This follow-up injection is integral to maintaining the smooth and natural appearance that Restylane can provide. Upon receiving your initial Restylane injection, talk to your skincare practitioner about the timeframe during which you should return for your follow-up treatment.

    Do you have any questions about the Restylane Regimen? If so, call Aurora Medical Spa at (314) 315-4574 to speak with one of our knowledgeable associates. Our medical spa offers both skin and body care services for the residents of Des Peres, Ballwin, Kirkwood, and beyond.

    How to Select the Right Anti-Aging Injectable for You

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Do you want a more youthful appearance, but have decided that a facelift is not the right treatment for you? The good news is that you don’t have to undergo such an invasive procedure to get the smooth facial skin you want. Anti-aging injectables such as Juvéderm and Radiesse can quickly minimize lines and wrinkles and help fill areas of lost volume in the face. It takes only minutes in a medical spa office for you to see and enjoy the results of your treatment. Before undergoing an injection, though, it’s important to consider the reasons why you want it.

    Determine What Area You Want to Treat
    The aging process can bring on a number of facial changes. The lips can thin, the cheeks can become hollow, and the forehead and eyes can develop lines and wrinkles. Prior to consulting a skincare professional, take a look at your complexion and decide which areas you would like to improve. Deep folds, such as those that typically appear around the nose and lips, might demand a thick filler. Crow’s feet around the eyes may require a thinner solution. If you clearly explain your cosmetic concerns, your skincare practitioner will be able to select the injectable that is best suited to your needs.

    Decide How Long You Want Results to Last
    The type of injectable your skincare expert will use depends on how long you expect your results to last. Cosmetic skincare advances now provide injectable options that can make the skin look smooth and youthful for a year or more, but in some instances, longer results can also increase the chance of possible complications. Some fillers are made from substances that the skin naturally contains, while others are derived from artificial materials. These differences can affect the longevity of your results.

    Do you have questions about your injectable filler options? Aurora Medical Spa in Des Peres is here to help you navigate your skincare choices. To speak with one of our knowledgeable associates, please call (314) 315-4574.


    Learn How Sclerotherapy Is Performed

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Spider veins and varicose veins can make it difficult for men and women to enjoy wearing shorts or dresses. However, the newest sclerotherapy advances now make it easy, safe, and painless for spider vein and varicose vein sufferers to once again enjoy wearing what they want without having to worry about their legs.

    This video demonstrates just how easy sclerotherapy can be. Patients are typically awake and alert during this minimally invasive outpatient procedure. The medical technician injects a special fluid into the spider vein or varicose vein to close it. In just minutes, spider vein and varicose vein sufferers can witness the disappearance of these cosmetic imperfections.

    Is sclerotherapy the right treatment option for you? To find out, call Aurora Medical Spa at (314) 315-4574. Our med spa in St. Louis also provides laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and more.

    Simple Strategies for Aging Gracefully

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Aging is a universal process, but not everyone responds to it in the same manner. Two people who were born in the same year can appear to be radically different ages. In many cases, this difference in appearances is due to the lifestyle habits that those individuals have relied on for several years or even decades. Aging gracefully requires a few simple yet effective steps, including those listed below.

    Get Enough Sleep
    Many people have busy lives, and if you’re one of these people, you might try to compensate for having too little time by getting too little sleep. However, medical professionals and skincare experts alike stress the importance of getting adequate sleep. As you sleep, your body repairs itself, which helps your skin look refreshed and youthful the next day. Chronic sleep deprivation can quickly age the skin and make you appear older than your years.

    Cover Up from the Sun
    A day at the beach may sound fun, but for your skin, it can mean painful and permanent cellular damage. Under some circumstances, it can even contribute to future skin cancer. UVA and UVB rays can break down the tissues that preserve the youthful appearance of the skin, which is why excessive sun exposure is a primary cause of premature lines and wrinkles. Each time you head outdoors, even on cloudy days, apply a generous amount of sunscreen on your skin and wear protective clothing and accessories.

    Exfoliate Your Skin
    Cellular turnover helps to remove dry, dead skin cells so that healthy ones can take their place. However, this function can slow down as you age, making it harder for your skin to shed its outermost layer. As a result, you can suffer from a dull and aged appearance. You can help your skin retain its dewy and vibrant glow by getting regular exfoliation treatments from a qualified skincare professional.

    Aurora Medical Spa offers an extensive selection of skin enhancement services that can help you look your best no matter your age. To book an appointment, call us at (314) 315-4574. Our website also offers detailed descriptions of our many skincare options for St. Louis residents.

    Tips for Pampering Your Skin After a Glycolic Peel

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Glycolic acid peels are perfect for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and giving your skin a brighter, more youthful glow. This water-soluble solution penetrates the skin and causes the top layer of dead skin cells to peel, revealing the healthier skin underneath. After a peel, it’s important to treat your skin well to reduce post-treatment irritation and boost the benefits of your skin treatment. Here are some ideas for pampering your gorgeous new skin after a glycolic peel.

    Avoid Touching Your Skin
    After a glycolic treatment, your skin will start to peel. It may be tempting to pick away at the flakes to hurry the process along, but resist the urge. Your skin will be sensitive after a peel, and also vulnerable to infection. By picking, you’ll exacerbate any irritation you have, and you could introduce bacteria that could cause a skin infection.

    Use Cold Compresses
    Glycolic acid peels are one of the gentlest kinds of peels you can have, so there shouldn’t be much discomfort post-treatment. However, you still may feel like your skin is irritated. If your face feels raw, a cool compress can help. Simply take a clean cotton cloth and wet it with cool water. Apply the cloth to areas that feel uncomfortable until you start to feel relief.

    Apply Moisturizer
    Because of the drying nature of glycolic acid peels, your skin will be at risk of cracking, which could cause scarring. You can avoid this side effect by keeping your skin well moisturized. Choose a moisturizer that is free from anti-acne and anti-aging ingredients to avoid irritation.

    When you get a glycolic peel at Aurora Medical Spa, our skin care technicians will make sure you know how to protect your skin and get the most from your results. In addition to our range of peels and facials, we provide Botox, hair removal, Juvederm, and much more. To schedule an appointment, call our medical spa today at (314) 315-4574.  

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