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    When to Start Botox and Dermal Fillers

    Last updated 2 days 4 hours ago

    Sooner or later, lines, wrinkles, and folds may begin to show around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. As this video explains, though, you can rejuvenate your appearance with Botox and dermal fillers.

    Perhaps the biggest question for individuals seeking anti-aging help is when to begin their treatments. Under most circumstances, men and women can wait until their thirties before undergoing these procedures. Once fine lines start to show around the eyes, or folds begin to develop around the mouth, a skin rejuvenation expert can inject either Botox or a dermal filler to ease the look of wrinkles or fill in lost facial volume.

    Are you a candidate for Botox or dermal fillers? To find out, call Aurora Medical Spa in Des Peres at (314) 315-4574.

    Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Unwanted hair, especially on conspicuous parts of the body, can be timely and costly to remove with threading, waxing, plucking, or shaving. So if you want to be permanently free of dark or dense hair on your back, stomach, or other regions, laser hair removal might be the ideal treatment option for you. While many types of patients can use laser hair removal to enhance their appearance, the following characteristics often make for the most attractive treatment candidates:

    Light Skin Tone
    The laser energy used in laser hair removal is attracted to pigment. So for laser hair removal to effectively target unwanted hair, its energy must concentrate on locating and destroying the hair follicle only. Individuals with lighter skin tones typically make good hair removal candidates because their skin is too pale to absorb the laser energy used during the procedure.

    Dark Hair Color
    Laser hair removal can successfully lessen the appearance of hair in a variety of areas, but to do so, it must be able to penetrate the hair follicle. Dark hair can absorb more of this laser energy, and as it does, each hair follicle that undergoes laser hair removal is permanently disabled. So though individuals with lighter hair can also undergo laser hair removal, the results may not be as comprehensive.

    Realistic Expectations
    Individuals who wish to undergo laser hair removal should discuss their expectations at length with the practitioner who will be administering their treatments. This procedure can permanently reduce the overall amount of hair on the arms, legs, and other body parts, but it may take multiple sessions for recipients to enjoy noticeable results. For one, not all hair follicles are in active growth at the same time. As a result, some hair follicles will not respond to treatment until they produce hair growth again. Two, depending on the size of the treatment area, it may take several sessions to address all unwanted hair.

    Let Aurora Medical Spa help you enjoy the smooth, hair-free skin you deserve. To find out more about how laser hair removal works, call (314) 315-4574. You can also contact our St. Louis area medical spa for additional information on our cosmetic enhancement options for the skin, body, and face.

    The Importance of Having Good Skin

    Last updated 9 days ago

    A thorough skincare routine offers a lot of aesthetic and personal benefits that can improve many areas of your life. Make an effort to take good care of your skin to enjoy the following benefits:

    A healthy, glowing complexion is a quick way to improve your entire complexion. It can also boost your confidence so you feel better in your daily life. When you feel good, you can make a more memorable first impression to those around you. Good skin is also a sign of good health. If you have been slacking on your skincare routine, now might be the time to start paying more attention to it so you can improve your complexion.

    Aurora Medical Spa is here to help you target your skin issues and get a better complexion. Whether you need Juvederm to fill in fine lines and wrinkles or a facial to clean and exfoliate your skin, our medical spa services give you the treatment options that you need. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (314) 315-4574.

    Spotlight on Rosacea

    Last updated 11 days ago

    The medical spa provides a lot of treatments that offer a solution for a variety of skin issues. Rosacea is a condition that affects about 14 million people in the United States alone. Keep reading to learn more about this skin condition and how to find relief for your symptoms:

    Rosacea and Red Skin
    One of the most noticeable characteristics of rosacea is the redness it causes on the skin. Most people have flare ups on their cheeks, their nose, their chin, or their forehead. This skin condition can also occur on the neck, the chest, the scalp, or even the ears. Without treatment, the redness might become more noticeable and eventually cause pimples or other blemishes that mar the complexion.

    Rosacea and Other Symptoms
    People with fair skin are more likely to suffer from rosacea than those with darker complexions. Women suffer from the symptoms more often than men. Most people experience flushing as one of the first signs of this disorder. It might also cause repetitive redness, bumps, pimples, or obvious blood vessels. This condition can also lead to eye irritation. In some cases, it causes burning, thicker skin, or even swelling in the face. Most people experience rosacea flare-ups after they turn 30 and continue to see them for a large part of their lives.

    Treatments to Reduce Rosacea Symptoms
    Although the exact cause of rosacea is still a mystery and there is not yet a specific cure, there are certain skin treatments that help reduce the symptoms. Skin rejuvenation treatments using the Elite MPX laser can reduce the rosacea blush and give patients some relief from their symptoms.

    If you suffer from rosacea, schedule an appointment with Aurora Medical Spa to start skin rejuvenation treatments that can reduce pigmentation and the blush associated with rosacea. With state-of-the-art treatments, we make it easy to get the help you need to solve skin issues and get a more youthful, even complexion. From Botox to laser hair removal, we provide treatments that offer real results. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (314) 315-4574. 

    Common Causes of Skin Damage

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Throughout the course of your life, your skin takes plenty of beatings that might cause damage that lead to premature aging and an uneven complexion. Keep reading to learn more about the most common causes of skin damage so you can find a treatment to replenishes your original complexion:

    Excessive Sun Exposure
    UV rays from the sun can wreak havoc on your skin, especially if you do not protect it with sunscreen. When you leave your skin exposed to too much sun, you are increasing your chances for wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. If you go outside, you should apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

    The Natural Aging Process
    As skin ages, it loses collagen. Without this important protein, the skin starts to wrinkle, sag, and dry out. Injectables like Botox or Juvederm can help fill in these areas. Laser skin rejuvenation can also help balance out your skin texture and improve your overall complexion.

    Poor Skincare Habits
    Using the wrong kinds of products can actually damage your skin. Harsh cleansers cause unnecessary dryness. Scrubbing your face might also cause irritation and might even cause more problems with acne. You should wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply it with small circular motions. Use a towel to pat your skin dry and hydrate it with moisturizer for the best results.

    Smoking is a habit that causes a lot of negative side effects throughout your body. If you smoke, it might actually dry out your skin and cause wrinkles. Smoking can create similar effects as too much sun expose. It might also add a yellow tint to the skin that ruins your complexion.

    At Aurora Medical Spa, we want to help you get the most attractive skin possible. We offer injectables like Juvederm and Botox to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Try out our skin rejuvenation services to reverse the signs of sun damage and even out your skin texture. To learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (314) 315-4574.

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