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Laser hair removal uses technology that transmits energy pulses through the skin directly to the hair follicle. The hair follicle absorbs the energy and is subsequently destroyed, resulting in permanent hair reduction. Although laser hair removal is an ideal cosmetic treatment for almost everyone, you can work with a specialist to customize your treatment. During your consultation, ask the cosmetic professional any questions you may have about the treatment and what you can expect, and discuss your goals for the treatment, such as which areas you would like to treat. Some of the most common areas for both men and women are listed below.
Areas for Women: Face
One of the many benefits of laser hair removal is its versatility. It can be used safely on both your body and face. Many women opt to have the treatment on their chins and upper lips to rid these areas of embarrassing facial hair. Or, you could have the treatment on your entire face for a smoother appearance.
Areas for Women: Body
The underarms are another popular target area for laser hair removal. Since the skin on the underarms can be quite sensitive, you can look forward to avoiding uncomfortable razor nicks and burns in those areas after your treatment sessions. You might choose to have just your lower legs or your entire legs treated, or you might prefer to reduce the hair on your forearms. Many women also choose to have their bikini areas treated.
Areas for Men: Face
Women aren’t the only ones who are troubled by facial hair. Many men are frustrated with daily shaving and the cost of razors, and choose to have laser hair removal on the face and neck. Men may also request hair removal on the ears.
Areas for Men: Body
Men who suffer from excessive body hair may prefer to permanently reduce their follicles with body treatments. You might prefer to have your abdomen and chest treated, or you may prefer to remove hair from your back and shoulders.
Aurora Medical Spa offers fully customizable laser hair removal treatment sessions for both men and women. If you’re interested in a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth, give us a call at (314) 315-4574. We also offer Botox and Juvederm injectables, in addition to laser acne treatment, body contouring, and skin rejuvenation.
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Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body naturally contains. However, the effects of aging results in a loss of hyaluronic acid from the body. A synthetic form of hyaluronic acid is available for a number of medical purposes and beauty treatments, including the treatment of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid forms the basis of dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. When a medical spa professional injects these types of fillers, the gel provides support to the skin, tissues, and other facial structures.
The hyaluronic acid in these dermal fillers restores the skin’s volume and improves elasticity. While it fills in the fine lines and wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid also encourages a youthful appearance by encouraging moisture at the skin’s surface. In just one treatment, you’ll enjoy natural-looking results that can last up to a year with Juvederm or up to 18 months with Restylane.
When you visit Aurora Medical Spa, our professionals will help you learn about your dermal filler options to decide which one is right for you. To schedule an appointment for Botox, Restylane, or Juvederm injectables, call (314) 315-4574.
Last updated 9 days ago
Are you growing frustrated with the lack of results from over-the-counter anti-aging products? Are you interested in a natural-looking solution for your moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds? It’s time to talk to a cosmetic professional about Restylane. Like Botox, Restylane is capable of quickly smoothing out your wrinkles. However, it works differently from Botox injections and contains different ingredients. Restylane is a dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance.
How It Works
As you grow older, your skin naturally loses some of its hyaluronic acid. This causes your skin to become thinner, lose volume, decrease in elasticity, and look less plump. This loss of volume increases the visibility of wrinkles and folds. Restylane is a gel dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid to naturally plump up your skin, restore its elasticity, and smooth away wrinkles. The hyaluronic gel is biocompatible with your body, which means that you’ll naturally break it down over time. Fortunately, you can receive multiple treatment sessions over time to maintain your results and keep your wrinkles at bay.
How to Prepare
Prepare for your Restylane injections by asking the cosmetic medicine professional any questions you have about the treatment. Discuss whether you’re a good candidate for the treatment and learn about an ideal treatment schedule for you. Although you won’t need an allergy skin test because hyaluronic acid is biocompatible with your body, you should tell the aesthetician if you’re taking any medications or supplements that have anticoagulant effects.
How You’re Treated
After your consultation, the aesthetician will apply an antiseptic to the areas and then inject Restylane beneath your skin. Your treatment areas may include the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lipstick lines, and corners of the mouth. You may also choose to have lip enhancement with Restylane.
If you have any other questions about Restylane, Juvederm, or Botox injectables, contact Aurora Medical Spa to schedule a consultation. Our cosmetic professionals have extensive experience in administering Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane injectables, and we also offer laser hair removal. You can contact us at (314) 315-4574 or visit us online to read more about our cosmetic medicine services.
Last updated 11 days ago
Much like Juvederm and Botox injectables, skin rejuvenation is a method of combating the effects of the aging process. However, unlike injectables such as Juvederm, this treatment typically uses laser technology to gently resurface the skin, rather than injections to plump it up. One popular skin rejuvenation method uses intense-pulsed light (IPL); this is known as an IPL photo facial.
The Elite MPX Laser is one of the state-of-the-art tools used for skin rejuvenation with IPL technology. It uses dual wavelengths with integrated air cooling to provide a customized skin rejuvenation treatment. It’s ideal for all skin types because the cosmetic professional can adjust the blend of wavelengths to deliver thermal energy in a manner that is safe for each individual type of skin. The energy beam is aimed directly at the blemish or other abnormality in the skin, much like how laser hair removal targets the hair follicle directly.
The Elite MPX Laser isn’t like many other skincare treatments in that it is far gentler on the skin. It does not exfoliate the outer layer of skin and no recovery time is needed. Rather, the laser passes harmlessly through the outer layer of skin to target the problem areas directly. As an added bonus, the laser stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which helps tighten skin and improve its texture.
This type of skin rejuvenation treatment is ideal for correcting a range of skincare concerns, including the signs of sun damage on your skin such as areas of discoloration. It works to reduce hyperpigmentation and resolve rosacea. Many people undergo this treatment to improve the overall appearance and texture of their skin.
For more details about what you can expect from skin rejuvenation with the Elite MPX Laser, schedule your personalized consultation at Aurora Medical Spa. Give us a call at (314) 315-4574 and ask us about our current offers for laser hair removal. Or, head over to our website to learn more about Juvederm and Botox injectables, and laser hair removal.
Last updated 16 days ago
Thanks to technological advances, cosmetic professionals have a range of advanced techniques at their fingertips. Lasers are becoming an increasingly popular option for addressing skincare concerns, such as laser hair removal for unwanted hair growth. Lasers can also help you resolve those troublesome veins on your face. The next time you’re consulting an aesthetician for Juvederm or Botox injections, ask him or her about laser therapy for your visible facial veins.
Understand the Underlying Causes
Visible facial veins are a condition known as telangiectasia rosacea. It occurs when multiple capillaries become twisted and broken, causing the visible leakage of blood beneath the skin. They can appear red, purplish, or blue. There are many possible reasons why these tiny capillaries become broken. They’re quite delicate and are prone to damage from facial injuries, excessive sunlight exposure, and even aggressive scrubbing techniques. They can also be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. Alcohol consumption increases your blood pressure, which causes dilation of the veins. You can take steps to reduce your risk of developing more facial veins in the future by consuming alcohol in moderation, always applying sunscreen before heading outdoors, and washing your face gently with lukewarm water.
Consult a Cosmetic Professional
Unfortunately, once broken, these capillaries cannot fix themselves, which is why you’ll need to consult a cosmetic professional. Since facial veins may sometimes be the result of general rosacea, an aesthetician may recommend treatments for that condition. Your cosmetic medicine specialist can customize your treatment to suit your unique condition.
Undergo Laser Treatment
Cosmetic medicine specialists often recommend vascular treatment with lasers. The cosmetic laser emits a specific amount of energy to the facial veins, causing them to naturally disappear. None of the healthy tissue surrounding the veins is affected. Most people enjoy great results in just one to two treatments, with results seen as quickly as three to four weeks.
The cosmetic professionals of Aurora Medical Spa specialize in laser treatments for facial veins, in addition to laser hair removal, Juvederm, and Botox injectables. Schedule a personalized consultation at our state-of-the-art medical spa by calling (314) 315-4574. You can also read more about vascular treatment for facial veins, laser hair removal, Botox, and Juvederm injectables on our website.