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Pumpkins aren’t just beneficial for your taste buds…they are REALLY good for your Skin too. Apart from being the most popular latte at Starbucks and of course carved out lanterns for Halloween, it’s pumpkin season 🎃 and we couldn’t be more excited! The smell, taste and decor of pumpkin is literally everywhere! But besides tasting delicious and smelling wonderful; did you know that pumpkin is a great antioxidant for your skin. In fact, pumpkin has over 100 nutrients in it that can help restore and heal your skin!  



 Did you know that pumpkin is such a powerful source of antioxidants that it: 

  • Boosts your collagen 
  • Brightens your skin 
  • Increases cell turnover 
  • Reduces pore size 
  • Smooths out the texture 


It’s true! And with the fall season already upon us the weather is becoming a bit chilly. Okay, so not so chilly in deep South Texas, but we will start to notice a drop in temperature soon, and our skin does change with the seasons. As we start to get drier weather you may notice that your skin may start to feel a bit on the dry side, but you can give your skin a treat and refresh its natural glow by using one of the most popular fruit  of the season (…thanks StarBucks ☕️).  



Have you ever wondered what makes pumpkin pie so orange? It is the miracle antioxidant, beta-carotene, that converts to Vitamin A which plays a gigantic role in your having good health and great skin.  

The beta-carotene in the pumpkin is what gives it that red-orange color which makes it look so nice in the fall. But besides enhancing color, beta-carotene is also a natural enzyme. The powerful anti-oxidant pack a double punch because it helps to boost your immune system when consumed internally, but also reduces oxygen damage to cells brought on by free radicals and other toxins, which helps boost collagen production and reduces signs of aging.   

Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover- shedding away dead skin cells- which in turn brighten and smooth the skin. Vitamin A and Vitamin C are also found in pumpkin, and these nutrients will help soften rough skin texture, soothe the skin, and brighten the skin giving it that natural glow we all desire.  

The zinc found in pumpkin can naturally protect your skin from the ultra violet rays (UVA’s),  reduce your pore size and help make your skin look more refined.  Zinc regulates excessive sebum, an oil production which helps to reduce acne in the skin.  



Ok, so maybe a pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop won’t renew and refresh your skin, but a pumpkin facial can. Revive your dry summer skin with our fall facial to help tighten and firm your skin. Show off a more rejuvenated and brighter skin as well as renew your naturalr glow for the season. Those with sensitive skin will be able to tolerate a pumpkin peel because it is not too intrusive. Clarity and skin smoothness will be seen immediately following a pumpkin facial.  Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits are also seen through a pumpkin facial. This treatment includes a fall skin analysis, pumpkin antioxidant facial,  skin nourishing booster, and a LED anti-aging light treatment.  

Infrared LED light therapy can reverse and control the visible signs of aging and help you look years younger without invasive surgical procedures. Tightening of the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and rough spots, minimize the disappearance of blemishes, softening of redness, and shrinking of pore size can be achieved with this natural light treatment.  

Adding an LED treatment to this pumpkin facial will help you acheive younger looking and smoother more rejuvenated  skin. Better than any pumpkin spiced latte! Ok, maybe not, but then afterwards you can treat yourself to a latte on us! 

To get perfectly glowing skin this month check out this powerful facial we curated for the season.  


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Modern Dermal Fillers

Fillers used for correcting facial imperfections have been around since the late 1800’s. Augmenting the face with different mediums such as body fat, paraffin wax, petroleum jelly, silicone, and animal collagen have all been experimented with, yet produced unfavorable long-term results. Development of conditions like granuloma (a mass of granular tissue) from these mediums pushed researchers to look for safer, more effective alternatives.

Today we have the safest, longest lasting, synthetic fillers available like Juvéderm (hyaluronic acid). Whats more, the type of filler is not the only part of the process that has improved. In the past doctors have looked at loss of volume and wrinkles in isolation – targeting the area alone and many times producing unwanted results like puffiness, bull-dog jowls, and too much volume, making the face look disproportionate. New techniques like anatomic filling have proved to be much more effective.

What is anatomic filling?

Let’s take the example of sagging skin around the mouth and jowls. Looking at the facial structure and understanding where the skin began to lose its elasticity then targeting those areas. By using a filler like Juvéderm Voluma (a gel filler formulated for deep injection and volume) to fill in the cheeks, the skin is then lifted up, diminishing the laugh lines and tightening the skin around the mouth and chin. Kind of like a face-lift. The patient now has a more youthful look while also correcting the issues around the mouth and jowls. This technique can be applied to other areas of the face in a similar manor.

Where else can I use filler?

Fillers are now also designed for different areas of the face with different effects. Special formulations allow your doctor to treat fine lines, deep lines, loss of volume, thin lips, and even eye troughs, eliminating sunken dark eye circles!


The JUVÉDERM family of dermal fillers has you covered and Beautique Medical Spa is highly trained and experienced to administer them. With the most advanced technology and modern formulations, your aesthetic goals are more achievable than ever.


The most important step in the journey to utilizing fillers to treat aging and sagging facial skin is to find a highly trained and knowledgeable doctor. Dr. Sanchez at Beautique Medical spa has served clients just like you for over 15 years. To find out more about what Beautique Medical Spa can do for you, or to have your questions answered, contact us here Contact Beautique

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Evolution of Beauty: Face Lift Alternatives

The surgical face lift has been around for over a century. Can you believe that? Experimenting began in 1901 and the procedures were performed mainly on actresses and people of high aristocracy. They were also done in secret – especially into the 1920s as this type of procedure was considered taboo and a waste of resources. Now, of course with advances in technology within the medical world, they are safer and more commonly performed.  A surgical face lift is no longer taboo and in fact is a very acceptable way to look years younger.  However – as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and drawbacks. Going under anesthesia, recovery/healing time, and cost. Those are fairly big factors if you are the busy modern woman.


Check out this fun article – classic movie stars set the standard!

Click the photo of Latin Beauty Rita Hayworth 


Fortunately, there are alternatives to going “going under the knife”
  • Botox Cosmetic – yes, most humans on this planet have heard of Botox. Botox is a great way to soften those lines and wrinkle while preventing them from appearing or getting worse. Check out our recent blog on the history of Botox Cosmetic – see link below
  • Dermal Fillers – fillers are not just for pouty lips! They can be used to fill in lines and wrinkles as well as add volume to other areas of the face. We will be going into depth on dermal fillers in an up-coming blog. Stay tuned! Do you get our emails? Stay up-to-date on our blogs – see link below
  • LED Light Therapy – these treatments are great at stimulating your skins natural ability to produce collagen and rejuvenate itself.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy  –  PRP is the process of injecting platelet-rich plasma derived from your own blood to promote new tissue and collagen growth. Read up more about it below!
  • Laser RF Therapy – 3DEEP uses radio frequencies to stimulate blood flow and break down fat deposits. It promotes healthy new cells to surface and tightens skin. See link for more info.
  • Thread Lifts – here at Beautique they are known as the BeautiLift and are the holy grail of options for an alternative to traditional face lifts. Carefully designed threads made of polydioxanone threads that are strategically injected deep below the skin to lift, tighten, stimulate collagen and achieve the effects of a full face lift.


We are super excited about BeautiLift and are offering some amazing deals right now.
Also, we recently had a Q&A with Dr Sanchez live on Facebook about
BeautiLift Watch here ~~> LIVE Q&A WITH DR SANCHEZ


In addition to what is listed above, taking good care of your skin in the first place is important! The tried and true steps include a vitamin rich diet, plenty of hydration, consistent use of SPF, and a good skin care regimen. Preventative measures go a long way. We also recommend a consultation;  many procedures can be combined to achieve desired results. 50 is starting to look a lot like 20!

Further Reads!

The BeautiBlog!          Get Emails!          PRP Facelift         RF Therapy          BeautiLift Difference          Botox Club


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Evolution of Beauty: Cosmetic Procedures

This year Beautique will be celebrating it’s 15-year anniversary. During these 15 years we have pridefully ensured that the services and products we offer are among the very best available. Coincidentally, the FDA approval of our beloved Botox happened 15 years ago as well! Our oldest and most loyal friend has ventured through the years with us and inspired all we have come to offer in the way of revealing La Belleza in our clients. While we offer hand-picked services and products designed to help our clients, our #1 focus is about the results and transformation they will achieve.

A lot has happened over the years: technology has advanced rapidly, beauty standards have changed, availability of products and treatments are abundant, and the relentless research in this industry has produced some amazing results. Not only has Botox pioneered in the anti-ageing world but we now have compliments to Botox such as dermal fillers, light therapy, microdermabrasion, thread face lifts, and injectable treatments. Women and men alike are looking younger and younger now already from nutritional advancements, increased health consciousness, and protection from sunlight – combine that with the cosmetic procedures and we have ourselves the fountain of youth!

The medical spa industry has also expanded to assist in other health and aesthetic concerns. Here at Beautique we are proud to offer the most advanced forms of laser hair removal, body sculpting, weight loss, health supplements, top-rated cosmetics, the best facial care products available, targeted laser treatments, and a well experienced/ knowledgeable staff who have seen it all!

So now here we are, 15 years of experience and proudly serving the McAllen, TX area. Over the next few weeks we will dig deeper into the history of what we’ve mentioned above. We’ve dug up some interesting facts and they should make for a good read!



If you are just checking us out for the first time and thinking about what services might benefit you feel free to give our office a call. A team member can provide further information on what we have to offer you. .

If you are a returning loyal customer we just want to say THANK YOU! These last 15 years are a toast to all our amazing clients and we want you to know we appreciate you. Check out the website for current promotions and stay tuned for our anniversary promotion! Also follow us on Facebook for news, updates, contests, tips, and more!




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