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Don’t Let These 5 Myths About Botox Prevent You From Owning Your Look This Year

Wrinkles…where did they come from? There is NO way they were there yesterday when you looked in the mirror. If you’re like most people, as you get a little older you will start to see little wrinkles that may bother you. We’ve all heard that those little lines are a right of passage, memories of events in our lives, rites of passage we should embrace….um…okay. I’m all for embracing the aging process and being grateful daily for another day of life, but I will NOT roll over and give in. Our team of experts will help you fight it every step of the way.

Now, I’m not saying that I want to look like a 22-year-old when I’m in my fifties, but I do want to look refreshed, and youthful. We are an anti-aging clinic, which means the majority of our clients choose us to help correct signs of aging and help eliminate those pesky lines and wrinkles.  Almost always we will recommend Botox Cosmetic to achieve immediate results, after all it is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the world!

Everyone has heard about Botox but are confused what it is, what it is used for, or think that the jokes in movies and/or internet are true. Many are concerned about the possible “frozen” look that can result from the unwanted effects of this service. However, this like many concerns are some of the most common fears and myths have been exaggerated by the public. Keep reading as Dr. Manuel Sanchez addresses some of the top Botox myths.

MYTH #1: BOTOX IS TOXIC AND UNSAFE. Botox is completely safe for cosmetic use. In 2002 the FDA-approved Botox as an anti-aging treatment and is one of the most widely administered drugs on the market today. This is also the year that Beautique Medical Spa opened and 16 years later we’re a Platinum Plus Partner with Allergan, the makers of Botox. This misconception that Botox is toxic and unsafe is largely due to the fact that Botox derives from botulinum toxin, most commonly associated with food poisoning but the amounts are nowhere near toxic levels.

MYTH #2: WRINKLES WILL WORSEN IF YOU STOP GETTING BOTOX. Botox isn’t a permanent solution to wrinkles, so as the effects of Botox generally fade away you will start to regain facial movement in the muscles before injections. Gradually, the fine lines and wrinkles will eventually start to return if you stop treatment, but if you’re like our clients you’ll most likely never want to stop getting Botox, but if for some reason you chose to stop there won’t be any permanent damage.

MYTH #3: BOTOX INJECTIONS ARE PAINFUL. Botox injections are no more painful than getting a regular shot at a doctor’s office, in fact even less because the needles are smaller, and the solution doesn’t cause any pain. There may be a mild discomfort, but the needles are very tiny thin needle, roughly the size of an eyelash, and most patients experience little to no discomfort. If you are particularly scared of needles, or have a very low pain tolerance, we have special tips up our sleeves to make sure that your visit is 100% enjoyable!

MYTH #4: BOTOX WILL MAKE ME LOOK “FROZEN”. When injected by a skilled professional, Botox should never make you look emotionless. The right amount of Botox won’t cause your face to look tight, or frozen, but instead, your skin will appear softer and wrinkle free. At Beautique our team of experts a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse in addition to Dr. Sanchez.

MYTH #5: A FACIAL CREAM AND/OR SERUM CAN DO THE SAME THING. No skin cream, or serum on the market today can actually relax the muscles in your skin., no matter how expensive it is or what the claims are, onlyBotox can do that. However, there are creams and/or serums that when used properly work together with Botox to enhance and prolong your results. One of our absolute favorite products is Cellular-Matrix Serum by Nelly de Vuyst. In fact, the entire Cellular-Matrix series is formulated to help prevent and reduce the appearance of expression lines. Ideal to use daily to prolong the effect of botulinum injection (Botox). Want to know more about Cellular-Matrix ask one of our Beautique specialists for their favorite recommendations.

There you have it, Five Common Myths that we have DEBUNKED. If you are ready to Own Your Look and are considering Botox, watch this video to find out a Bonus Myth we debunk. Remember, getting older… is inevitable.  Looking old 100% preventable.

 

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How To Take Control Of Your Aging Skin

Lines, wrinkles, sagging…they are all telltale signs of the passing of time. And there isn’t a single man or woman on the planet who likes it!

Aging affects how you feel about yourself and definitely how you look. But with Thermage, you have a say in the way aging affects your skin. That’s because Thermage uses a unique form of radio frequency to kick start your body’s own natural renewal process.

Unlike laser, which requires 10 or more treatments, a single treatment of Thermage is all you need. It warms the underlying layers of the skin, drawing collagen up to the skin’s surface, causing it to tighten. As the collagen moves to the surface, new strands have to grow to take its place in the dermal layer.

The result?

  • Eyes look more youthful and rested.
  • Turkey neck, loose jowls and sagging skin are all smoothed.
  • Your jaw line is sculpted and contoured.
  • Under your chin is firmed.
  • Pronounced forehead wrinkles soften dramatically.

Yes, you’ll see and feel a difference immediately, but the beauty of Thermage is that it keeps working for up to 6 months! That means you’ll see differences every day as your body continues to regenerate collagen, thickening and smoothing your skin.

The latest Thermage technology adds a gentle vibration sensation with interspersed cooling bursts for even more comfort during treatment. So you can get the lift and firmness you want without the down time or the pain.

Because the results build over time, friends and family won’t know that you’ve had Thermage. They will just know that you look younger and more confident!

To support the on going results with Thermage, it’s important to have a strong skincare program. Get regular facials! Or set up a SilkPeel or LED therapy treatment to further enhance your results.

Don’t wait on Mother Nature to do you any favors because she won’t. Take control of the signs of aging. Keep the face you love.

With over 1,000,000 treatments performed, a single 45-minute session can literally change how you see yourself!

Want to learn more? Reserve a consultation during our Thermage event on July 21, 2016 and receive special pricing and free gifts!  Click here to learn more.

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How to Tell if You Have Dry or Dehydrated Skin

Do you know how to tell if your skin is Dry or Dehydrated?  Many people don’t know how to tell the difference and as a result end up using the wrong product or getting services that may actually do more harm than good.

Fact: Many skin problems are consequences of the wrong choice of skin care products with relation to the misdiagnosis of the skin condition…

Tightness, discomfort and itching … The symptoms of dry and dehydrated skin can be very similar. Thus, many people having dehydrated skin believe they have dry skin and will opt for greasier products thinking their symptoms will be relieved … But often, the skin problems will worsen and new symptoms may appear.

How to determine if you have dry or dehydrated skin? Take the test right now!

If you notice that at a certain time of the day you are getting a shine on the nose, forehead or chin: you have a dehydrated skin!

DEHYDRATED SKIN

Dehydrated skin lacks water but is still able to produce sebum. Dehydrated skin has a lack of molecules that capture and hold water on the skin surface and inside the skin cells. Seeing that the skin should protect us, it automatically compensates for this lack of molecules holding water by producing more sebum. It is for this reason that dehydrated skin can feel and show symptoms of dry skin (tightness, discomfort etc.) as well as the symptoms of oily skin (shiny areas, pustules, blackheads etc.). The appearance of large pores and accumulated dead cells can be seen on certain areas.

WHAT TO DO? The goal is not to add more oil, but instead, compensate for this lack of molecules holding water. Dehydrated skin needs to restore this water level from the deep and superficial layers of the skin and from within the cells.

WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD BE USED? You want to choose products that contain hyaluronic acid. Some of our favorite products are Nelly Du Vuyst® Hydrocell Plus Cream is composed of hyaluronic acid and Fucogel; two hydrocaptors that retain and prevent water evaporation. The Matrixyl Synthe’6 found in the Nelly DuVuyst® Hydrocell Plus Cream stimulates, up to 174%, the natural production of hyaluronic acid to gently restore the water reserves in the dermis. The Matrixyl Synthe’6 also promotes a good circulation of water from the deeper layers to the superficial layers of the skin.

Tip: Do not forget to drink water! Without water, you will never restore the hydration of your skin!

DRY SKIN

Dry skin, also referred to as “alipidic skin” is a skin that is missing oily compounds (lipids). The sebaceous glands of dry skin do not produce enough sebum. The water is no longer retained and evaporates, hence, causing a dryness of the skin.

Due to the fact that the follicles are not dilated, the pores appear visually smaller. The skin appears rough and dull looking. This lack of glow is caused by opaque dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin that do not reflect light. Due to this dehydration, the appearance of wrinkles on the skin are intensified.

WHAT TO DO? Exfoliate! The goal is to eliminate the dead cells that accumulated on the surface with products and services. We love Nelly De Vuyst® 3 Minute Gommage and our DNA HyroLipid Scrub. After exfoliation it is necessary to compensate for this lack of sebum by applying oily compounds (lipid) that will restore the skin’s protective barrier and maintain the proper skin hydration using water captor compounds.

WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD BE USED? You want products that are rich in lipids and fatty acids such as Nelly Du Vuyst® Dry Skin Cream Containing Natural Moisturizing Factors this product helps rebuild the protective lipidic barrier of the skin preventing water evaporation. It restructures the lipid cement between cells and restores the water reserves in the skin. The skin appears softer, smoother and generally more comfortable. The wrinkles caused dehydration disappear. Take it One Step further by adding Nelly Du Vuyst® Cellular Matrix Oil for greater lipidic richness and for extra comfort.

Ideal services we recommend are Microdermabrasion, Silk Peels, and our Age Defying Facial that combines mechanical and physical exfoliation to help prepare your skin for these products.  By taking care of your skin at home you will be able to enjoy a balanced skin which in turn will provide you with an amazing glow.

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ARE YOU CAUSING YOUR SKIN MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Do’s & Don’t of Exfoliation.  Let’s Find out the Facts.

The other day, while on vacation, I decided to treat myself to a facial at a high end resort.  I was actually feeling a little smug because I knew that my skin would be better than most since I own a medical spa. Well, before I keep tooting my own horn, I need to make a confession. Prior to my vacation, I was so busy getting ready to “Relax” that I neglected my skin care routine at home.  I was basically just washing my face and falling into bed at night. I stopped exfoliating, and really caring for my skin.

Fast forward to my relaxing Facial treat and I was appalled as the esthetician told me I needed to exfoliate and that I had a bunch of blackheads on my nose! Let me just tell you, that brought my “relaxation” to a screeching halt! It made me think, are we making sure that our clients know the importance of exfoliation?

What exactly is EXFOLIATION?

EXFOLIATION helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, keeping it fresh and healthy looking. Radiant skin requires exfoliation. The body naturally exfoliates through the process of desquamation or cell turn over. A new skin cell is born in the deepest layer of the epidermis and during its lifespan, migrates to the upper most layer of the skin. By the time it arrives at the top, the skin cell is basically dead and when the younger, perkier cells come up from below, the older cells are given the boot. The entire cycle, from birth to slough, takes about 28 days, depending on your age.

This brings another important factor. The rate of cell turn over slows as we age. This is a factor causing our skin to look flaky and dull.  Dead skin cells that tend to linger are trouble makers that cause pigmentation, inconsistencies, dull completion, block and irritated pores that can become unsightly blemishes, It is especially a problem for acne skin. Acne and oily skin are already dealing with a skin turnover process that is a little slower than ideal, disproportional shedding; meaning the skin has even more dead skin cells to fend off.

To regain the same shine and youthful appearance, exfoliation is a mandatory regime. If it is done on regular basis, it will improve the skin renewal process and minimize the bad effects of sun rays, dirt and dead cells on the skin.

 

3 TYPES OF EXFOLIATION

  • MANUAL EXFOLIATION– This method depends on scrubbing and rubbing to remove dead skin cells. Scrubbing granules can cause irritation, redness or slight wounds on the face.
  • Ingredients such as, crushed irregular shaped oyster shells, seeds, apricot pits, or any inexpensive or exotic “natural” or “unnatural” material suiting a product line. In extreme over use with abrasive scrubs the jagged granules can cause microscopic lacerations on the surface, sometimes leading to a tough feel as your body forms microscopic calluses against the constant abrasion. Manual exfoliators are not for severe acne, fragile skin, broken capillaries called telangiectasis (tel-an-gi-ec-ta-sis), or any skin type and condition that can’t tolerate pressure or friction.
  • CHEMICAL- This type of exfoliation loosens  the bonds that hold dead skin cells on the skins surface with AHA, Retinoids. There are many types that vary from progressive to deep working within the epidermis, these chemical peels fall within the aesthetic range.  Proper protocol and guidelines are required. An professional understanding of each skin type and knowledge of the potential of each ingredient is a must.  Therefore, it is crucial to follow your skin care professional’s advice. ONLY allow an experienced professional to perform chemical peels in a trusted environment.
  • ENZYMES are proteins that are vegetable, fruit, dairy or plant-derived to digest dead cells, giving skin a smoother, more polished appearance. Think of them like little “Pacmans” chomping up dead skin. Enzymes are designed to be used weekly as part of your at home care routine. They provide a light exfoliation and good maintenance between professional visits.

So now that you know exactly what Exfoliation is, and the top 3 ways to properly and gently exfoliate your skin you can show off beautiful skin.

I am happy to report that after the esthetican performed extractions, I was able to relax for the remainder of the facial. And, like a child reprimanded by a teacher, I have made sure to be extra vigiliant about using my enzymes at home for weekly exfoliation and then work with my regular esthetician to schedule chemical peels as needed, and other services to make sure that I keep breakouts at a minimum and will only receive rave compliments whenever I go back to a resort for a facial.

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For Those That Shy Away From Camera Close-Ups

Do you cringe every time you see a camera? There are many reasons why you could be camera shy. It could be acne scars, premature aging, sun damage, large pores, uneven skin tone…you name it!

Whatever the reason, it’s enough to make you feel self-conscious about having your picture taken. You don’t see your beautiful face; you see all those little (or not so little) imperfections staring back at you.

If you are like most women you want to keep a youthful, radiant look your whole life. That’s why pictures can be such a downer. It’s not how you see yourself!

But here’s the good news. You can most certainly have tighter, firmer, younger-looking skin.

“But I don’t want any scary chemicals injected,” you say.

And we agree wholeheartedly. That’s why we love Microdermabrasion. It contains no chemicals, no artificial ingredients, and no scratching!

It’s completely organic, smoothing away the evidence marked by time. Take a look at what it accomplishes in one session:

  • Wakes up collagen and elastin—makes these youth wonders work overtime smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Problem Skin—Normalizes oily skin, clears congestion and blackheads. Treats blemishes, too!
  • Some acne scarring—Deeply exfoliates, renews skin by encouraging new collagen and elastin to work harder
  • Sun damage-Large pores and brown spots all diminish leaving your skin velvety soft and smooth

Precise and controlled results equal precise beauty.

Next time you see a camera just say “cheese!”

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The REAL Energizer Bunny

The Energizer Bunny is well known for his abundant energy. He keeps going long after other batteries have quit.

Hmmmm…well, we have the scoop on the real Energizer Bunny, but it has nothing to do with batteries.

Thermage, the single session clinical anti-aging treatment, is all about energy. Tons of it, in fact. This FDA approved treatment focuses a unique form of radio frequency into the deepest layers of the skin.

Because Thermage does push so much heat energy into all three layers of the skin, it kick starts the production of collagen. Existing collagen rises to the skin’s surface. New strands of collagen are then created down deep in the dermis.

And that’s a very good thing. Real, lasting change occurs in the dermis. Thermage works with your body, re-modeling collagen so that you get smoother skin with a very youthful look.

The latest evolution of Thermage includes a specially designed tip for the delicate work around your eyes. If you truly want to achieve dramatic tightening and firming in this area, Thermage is the only way to get it without surgery. It eliminates “crepe-y” skin, reduces hooding, and dramatically softens crow’s feet.

And that’s just your eyes!

Thermage re-sculpts your jawline, plumps up cheek folds, firms and tones your face and neck. Perhaps the best news of all is that this single treatment keeps working for up to six months!

Each day, you will see visible changes to your skin. Friends and family will first notice that something is different about the way you look. As time advances, they will continue to remark on your youthful appearance.

That’s because Thermage never gives away your secret! Instead, you get all the credit.

To support the on-going work of Thermage, it’s important to continue with a strong skin care program. Get monthly facials! And if your esthetician recommends SilkPeels, LED therapy, or any other complimentary treatment, hop on it!

These therapies work with Thermage to enhance and extend your results for several years of beautiful, smooth skin.

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July’s Happenings At Beautique

Summer is now in full swing. And we got one thing on our minds….Weekends! This month is dedicated to getting you weekend ready every Monday. We have a couple of fun opportunities to have what we like to call “Reju-vacations”.

Why Not Have This Cocktail?
We love microdermabrasion as do thousands of people around the world. Extremely safe, this age-defying treatment is convenient, non-invasive and gets remarkable results in as little as one treatment.

However, there are some conditions that microdermabrasion cannot treat such as broken blood vessels, spider veins, acne, and rosacea. It simply wasn’t designed to.

But here’s the really interesting part. Even though microdermabrasion can’t treat those skin conditions, it amplifies the ability of other treatments to do so!

For example, LED Light Therapy and chemical peels work more efficiently. The reason is simple. Exfoliating and vacuuming away dirt, debris, dead skin, clogged pores, and the like, allows complimentary treatments such as LED and Peels to do their job more easily, giving you the results you want.
Problem conditions like broken blood vessels, spider veins and rosacea respond in record time. Leaving you with amazing results!

Taking Microdermabrasion to the Next Level with LED and Peels
LED Light Therapy is a painless method of rejuvenation with red light therapy, blue light therapy and infrared light therapy to effectively re-energize aging and damaged skin by stimulating the cellular renewal response from deep within the tissue to repair and renew tired damaged cells and stimulate the rejuvenation process that takes place to achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy skin.

The same is true for chemical peels. Essentially, you’re getting a double exfoliation. The first, with microdermabrasion, suctions away surface imperfections. It also works to stimulate the lymphatic flow, carrying away toxic waste.

Secondly, the chemical peel exfoliates deeper layers for radiant, firmer skin. The two treatments accelerate action, giving you the results you want more quickly.

This month we have created the perfect Cocktail with our Maui Micro with LED. The Maui Micro Facial combines microdermabrasion with soothing fruits and flowers to achieve the best anti-aging results.

We wish you a very Happy 4th of July! Enjoy time with your loved ones and stay sun-safe.

To Your Beauty,
Beautique Medical Spa

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Most Women Don’t Like This Padding. How About You?

Padding on a chair or sofa? Great! Padding under your chin or on your neck? Not so much. 
Women everywhere hate that padding. And it’s no wonder. Laxity, or sagging skin, impacts how a woman feels about her attractiveness.
Well, if you’re not willing to go under the knife to correct the problem, we say, hooray! There’s a much better alternative. Dramatically tighten and firm that skin without pain or downtime.

In fact, we’ll go so far as to say, you may even enjoy it! Why? With 3Deep radio frequency, the skin is heated deep in the dermis area. That’s important because all change begins there. By heating the dermis, we stimulate your body to produce newer collagen, and that significantly tightens, firms, and tones your skin while visibly reducing wrinkles.

3Deep restores firmness and healthy plumpness to your skin. All without pain, excessive heat or side effects.

Most clients tell us that their sessions feel like a typical hot shower or hot stone massage. Safe and highly effective, your sessions are targeted and controlled giving you the results you want where you want them.
To find out if 3Deep is for you we recommend that you schedule a consultation. During your consultation, a skin expert will analyze your skin and recommend a treatment course. Everyone’s skin is different, but the typical course is 3-6 sessions.

Most clients see a reduction in skin looseness after the first session. What’s more, after your treatment course is completed, 3Deep keeps working for up to 6 months.
Ready to lose that unwanted padding and skin looseness? Find out how 3Deep will help eliminate that extra, unwanted padding.

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Summer Skin Care Tips

Apply sunscreen religiously. It’s a surefire way of protecting your skin. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to allow time for the product to absorb into the skin; re-apply every few hours or as needed. Look for sunscreens that offer protection for both UVA and UVB rays – keep in mind that a high SPF number is no longer enough.

Moisturize with SPF. Applying moisturizer with SPF is essential regardless of the season. With the onset of warmer weather, however, consider switching your current moisturizer for another with higher SPF and lighter formulation to prevent sun spots, freckles, and early signs of aging.

… and just moisturize, period. Summer sun – in combination with the heat, humidity, and air conditioning – will wreak havoc on your skin. Moisturize with SPF before sun, and use a richer lotion after sun, after bath, and before bed to keep skin hydrated, soft, and smooth.

Don’t skimp on eye creams and lip protection. Sun exposure will gradually thin skin and cause wrinkles. Protect the delicate areas of your face with appropriate creams and balms. Continue to use an eye cream, but if your usual cream feels too heavy for summer, replace your current product with a lighter formulation or use only at night.

Protect your hands and feet too. Your neck, chest, and hands are an instant giveaway to your true age. After moisturizing your face with an Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30, bring it down to your neck as well. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your chest area as it is one of the areas of your body more susceptible to sunburn. Invest in a hand cream that offers SPF protection, and apply it at least 20 minutes before driving – keep in mind that two-thirds of all sun damage is purely incidental.

Also, with summer comes open-toed shoes and sandals, so be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and protect exposed feet as well. Take into account that sunscreen will rub off faster than it would from the rest of your body from rubbing against the straps of your shoes and abrasive sand. Thus, it is recommended to re-apply more frequently to prevent burnt feet.

Keep hydrated. Drink water throughout the day. If you’re on the go, try bringing a bottle and a container of fresh fruit on the go to prevent dehydration and heat stroke.

Exfoliate. Depending on your skin type, exfoliate either 1-2 times a week if you’re dry and 2-3 times a week if you’re oily to help shed dead skin buildup and slough off previous sun damage. Doing so helps rejuvenate skin, leaving it soft and brighter.

In addition to following these tips below, dress to protect. Lightweight, cotton cover-ups along with a cap or broad-brimmed hat will act as shields from harmful UV rays.

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Experience the European Difference with Nelly De Vuyst

For over 40 years, Nelly De Vuyst has combined the best of science and nature, providing personalized solutions to skin care problems. We are proud to partner with this product line and are greatly impressed with its reputation as one of Europe’s most consistently acclaimed manufacturers of exceptional Result-Oriented Products for face and body.

The Nelly De Vuyst® skin care line is manufactured using the DIADERMIC METHOD™, a revolutionary process of manufacturing that maximizes the synergy and benefits of the preselected active ingredients.

The DIADERMIC METHOD™ allows the end product to be polarized using specific ions to allow the synergy of active ingredients to reach specific cell membranes. This process allows for an optimal compatibility and a better interaction with the skin.

You will obtain measurable results after using these products which use an extensive array of plant extracts and essential oils. Each ingredient is obtained from certified botanical species organically grown and carefully extracted to maintain the wealth and benefits nature provides.

Exeperience Nelly De Vuyst and request a skin care consultation by calling (956) 664-1234 today!

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