Out of a desire to look their best, many people seek to eliminate the excess volume that can appear under the jaw commonly referred to as a double chin. But this is not always easy. People can maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise yet still suffer from a double chin. Thankfully, a medication and treatment called Kybella, available at fine beauty spas like Med Spa in San Antonio, TX is now addressing this problem.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the first treatment of its kind. It is a prescription medication with the chemical name deoxycholic acid. Medical professionals use this cytolytic medication during non-surgical treatments to improve appearance by reducing moderate to severe sagging below the chin.
It is not uncommon for people to report that even after losing several pounds of weight, they still cannot seem to rid themselves of a double chin. Kybella works by dissolving the extra fullness under the chin to improve the profile of people who desire a tighter contour of their jawline, including those previously unable to do so through diet and exercise.
How Soon Does Kybella Work?
Results are typically noticeable just a few weeks subsequent to starting treatment. Some patients recognize a change after only two to four sessions. Those who are looking for the maximum amount of correction may desire up to six treatments spaced no less than one month apart. A clinical study for Kybella showed that participants who received the full number of treatments noticed up to an 80% reduction in the size of their chins.
What Makes Kybella Unique?
Kybella has gained widespread popularity because of its ease of use, which is a primary reason it is also popular among men. There are even several celebrities who have received the noninvasive treatment, such as Khloe Kardashian, who tried Kybella to help sculpt her jawline. The treatment is suitable for adults starting at age 19 and continuing up to age 65 and beyond.
To make the treatment more affordable, Allergan, the manufacturer of Kybella, offers a free rewards program called Brilliant Distinctions that allows patients to earn points during each treatment. Participants then redeem these points for savings on future treatments. They can also earn points when shopping at their favorite retailers who take part in the Brilliant Distinctions program. Brilliant Distinctions even has a free phone application for tracking, managing and redeeming points.
Treatment can be extremely tailored. It is not a one-size-fits-all service since no two chins are alike. For example, not everyone will need the same number of treatments, because the distribution of everyone’s excess cell tissue is not the same.
The Difference Between CoolSculpting and Kybella
Both these treatments can remove pockets of unwanted tissue beneath the chin. However, CoolSculpting essentially freezes stubborn fat cells, which the body then disposes of through the lymphatic system; whereas Kybella dissolves fat cell membranes to kill them so they are once again removed through the body’s lymphatic system. The main advantage of Kybella is a shorter amount of time spent receiving treatment during each session.
About the Treatment
Only a specially trained healthcare specialist can deliver treatment. The practitioner delivers the medicine through a series of small injections to the desired treatment area using an extremely thin needle. These injections will typically feel like tiny pinpricks. The end result is a leaner contour to the jawline due to the medication breaking down pockets of unwanted tissue into smaller components that the body can then carry away.
The medicine comes in a bottle technically known as a vial. Each vial typically treats an area about the size of two business cards. Normally a full chin will require one to four vials per treatment depending on the amount of fullness. People with larger pockets of tissue may require successive treatments spaced no less than one month apart.
The experience is virtually painless. During treatment, many say they feel no sensation at all since the practitioners use numbing agents during injection. Still, there might be a slight tingle, tenderness, or other sensations in the injected area after completing the treatment. This should subside within a day.
For those who do experience such discomfort, icing the area usually helps. Again, these sensations should be completely manageable and are unlikely to sideline those who receive treatment from their regular activities. Consequently, patients need not do anything extra post-treatment.
Given that this is an outpatient treatment, there is no downtime. Once treatment is completed, the individual receiving care should be able to return home and resume normal activities. However, some people might opt to refrain from certain social engagements if visible signs of treatment are present.
Length of Results
Kybella treats the area forever with just a few easy shots. The treatment destroys and removes the excess tissue in the targeted area. Anyone who evidences a double chin unrelated to being overweight can experience a dramatic improvement in appearance in just a few treatments. When treatment follows the correct protocols, the results look natural because the treatment gradually reduces excess cells. Results, therefore, simulate a weight loss type of outcome.
When planning multiple treatments, keep in mind that there must be a four-week interval between the delivery of treatment in the same area. Accordingly, if one intends to get treatment so that the results will be apparent by the time of a special event, it is necessary to schedule the sessions several months prior to when the results are needed. Also, it is not a good idea to schedule sessions just before a trip just in case any post-treatment conditions develop that might need attention.
The first step to receiving treatment is to schedule a consultation with a trained healthcare professional to discuss treatment details, address questions, and ensure the person considering treatment is a suitable candidate. The consultant might be a nurse, nurse practitioner or medical doctor.
To determine if someone is a proper candidate for the treatment, there are a number of standard steps a practitioner might take. One is to pinch and palpate the area under the candidate’s chin in the midline to ensure there is sufficient fat for treatment. The practitioner will want to rule out other potential causes of fullness under the chin, such as thyroid abnormality or cervical lymphadenopathy, a disease affecting the lymph nodes.
Another standard practice is to pull the skin under the chin. The practitioner must give careful consideration to the use of the treatment in patients with excessive skin laxity. In such cases, the reduction of fat under the chin could cause an aesthetically undesirable outcome.
And finally, the examiner is likely to have the treatment candidate tense the broad sheet of muscle fibers extending from the collarbone to the angle of the jaw. This will further define the fat within the target treatment area. This is necessary because the reduction of submental fat in individuals with prominent bands of muscle fibers in this area might also result in an outcome that is not aesthetically desirable.
During the actual treatment sessions, the practitioner will begin treatment by cleaning the lower face and the underside of the neck with an appropriate topical antiseptic. They might use an ice pack or cold pack and topical or injectable local anesthesia to enhance the patient’s comfort.
Using a skin-marking pen or pencil, the practitioner will then mark the anterior, posterior and lateral borders of the treatment area. The practitioner will also mark no-treatment zones to maximize safety. Following this, they will remove and discard a clear protective top sheet from the skin-marking grid transfer.
The professional will then press the skin-marking grid firmly into the clean, dry skin, with the printed grid pattern facing the skin, and follow this with a thoroughly wet cotton ball or pad with sterile water. The practitioner will press the cotton down to wet the entire paper backing while maintaining an even pressure, possibly protecting the patient’s clothing using a paper towel.
After waiting 15 seconds, the practitioner will peel off and discard the backing. The healthcare professional will then apply another ice or cold pack for five minutes prior to administering Kybella.
Practitioners determine the Kybella dose by counting the number of dots within the previously defined target treatment area and prepare a number of syringes based on these calculations.
The nurse, nurse practitioner, or medical doctor then pinches the excess tissue between two fingers and administers the injection perpendicular to the skin until the needle is midway into the underlying tissue. This introduces 0.2 mL of Kybella next to each grid marking, or dot, within the target treatment area. To avoid injury, the practitioner will avoid injection into any muscle fiber.
Afterward, the doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner will apply an ice pack or a cold pack to the treatment area for 5 to 15 minutes and remove the grid and markings using cotton dampened with isopropyl alcohol. The professional will then assess smiling and swallowing and communicate posttreatment expectations.
The caregiver will probably encourage the patient to schedule their next treatment session before leaving the office. It is not unusual to recommend that those looking for an ideal amount of correction receive multiple vials and or treatments. The medical consultant will help determine the required number of sessions and/or treatment vials. Often people find each subsequent treatment session easier than the last because they know what to expect.
The facility may be taking photographs to document the results of treatment, using consistent lighting and equipment. To further maximize consistency between photos, the horizontal alignment between the eyes and the ears should remain the same. These photos will show the success of treatment and whether additional treatment might be necessary.
Where to Go for Treatment
When choosing a treatment location, it is important to seek a facility with highly experienced nurses, nurse practitioners and/or doctors specifically trained on how to administer treatments, such as those at Spa San Antonio—a location committed to serving clients with the absolute best experiences and results. Excellence should be their standard, and what satisfies them should be nothing less than patients happy with their results.
With the availability of treatments like Kybella, there is no reason anyone should have to put up with a double chin any longer. Schedule a consultation to discuss your situation, get answers to your questions, and find out if a better-defined jawline is in your future. Take action by contacting the knowledgeable and caring professionals at Med Spa in San Antonio, TX today.
Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin? Do you want a fast, painless, and effective treatment to combat lifeless skin and reveal smooth, glowing skin that will leave you looking and feeling your best? If so, microdermabrasion may be the perfect solution for your skin concerns. This treatment is proudly offered by Spa Black Laser Lipo and Cellulite Therapy Med Spa in San Antonio, TX. Microdermabrasion gently resurfaces your skin to clear away dead skin cells, promote cell growth, and leaves your skin looking brand new.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment which uses exfoliation to gently remove the top layer of your skin and reveal a new layer. It’s an excellent choice for those concerned about a dull complexion, uneven skin tone or texture, age or dark spots, melasma, and current acne. The treatment itself is completely painless and requires zero downtime, making it an option that’s not only perfect for almost every skin type, but every schedule as well.
How Does It Work?
Our skin naturally grows a new outer layer approximately every 30 days, completely shedding old skin cells in the process. This regular cell turnover means that new skin is always just around the corner, but sometimes it feels like it doesn’t arrive quickly enough. For those struggling with skin concerns like acne, dark spots, or dry skin, a little extra help may be required to rejuvenate your skin and encourage a healthy, even complexion.
That’s where microdermabrasion comes in. By manually exfoliating the top layer of your skin, your doctor can help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses a handheld exfoliating device to completely buff away the top layer of your skin, which is comprised of the dead skin cells that can make your skin appear dull. It’s a safe and painless way to help your skin increase cell turnover, which can accelerate healing and promote healthier skin in the process.
Personal treatment plans vary from patient to patient, but most patients find that a series of appointments helps them achieve their ideal results. It’s common to have between 5-16 appointments in a plan with maintenance treatments scheduled every few weeks after the plan is completed.
Before you schedule your first appointment, you’ll sit down with your doctor to discuss the treatment, recovery instructions, and your ideal results. Your doctor will evaluate your skin to confirm that microdermabrasion will address your areas of concern. They’ll also recommend a personalized treatment plan, which usually consists of several appointments over a period of time to target issues like dark spots, age spots, and acne, which may take longer to resolve.
This is a perfect time to ask your doctor any questions you may have about this treatment. You should disclose any medications you take regularly as well as your normal skincare routine. Your doctor will let you know if you should plan to stop using any skincare products or medicines before and after your appointments to ensure the best results. Once your consultation is over, you’re ready to schedule your first appointment and prepare for better skin.
Because this treatment is designed to exfoliate your skin, you should avoid other exfoliating products like scrubs or Retin-A exfoliating cream for 2-3 days prior to your appointment. Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and keep it hydrated by applying a daily moisturizing cream and drinking a healthy amount of water.
You should refrain from hair removal treatments like waxing and threading, which can irritate your skin, for 3-4 weeks before your appointment. If you’ve recently taken Accutane or had laser surgery, your doctor may recommend that you wait a period of time before scheduling your first appointment.
Avoiding the Sun
Over 90% of skin-related concerns, like premature wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer, can be attributed to harmful exposure to UV rays from the sun and tanning beds. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen every day and foregoing traditional tanning methods for skin-friendly self-tanner creams or sprays.
You should avoid this treatment until your skin heals if you have a fresh tan or sunburn. You should also avoid this treatment directly after using self-tanning methods, as the exfoliation may result in a faded or uneven tan.
You should arrive to your appointment with a bare face. You may also choose to bring a headband to hold your hair out of your face. Your doctor will begin by cleaning your skin. They’ll use a handheld device to begin the process of buffing your skin. This may feel like sandpaper rubbing gently on your skin, but causes no discomfort. Exfoliation of your face generally takes between 30-40 minutes, while neck exfoliation takes about 20 minutes.
At the end of your appointment, your doctor will apply a moisturizer and give you any specific instructions to follow during recovery. You may notice that your skin is pink and more sensitive than usual directly after your appointment. These symptoms will fade over the next couple of days, and you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately after treatment.
How to Care for Your Skin After a Microdermabrasion
Because you’ll have a brand new layer of skin at the end of your first appointment, it’s crucial that you follow your doctor’s instructions as your skin heals. You’ll see the best results when you protect your new skin and encourage a quick and healthy healing process.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
For the first 3 days after your appointment, plan to stay out of direct sunlight and wear plenty of sunscreen to shield your new skin from harmful UV rays. This step can promote healthier skin in the long run as it helps prevent signs of aging, uneven skin tone and spots, and even skin cancer. Always start your day with a layer of sunscreen and reapply every 4 hours if you’re spending an extended time outdoors.
As your skin heals, you should use gentle, non-irritating products. Don’t use any other exfoliating products for about three days after your appointment. You should avoid touching, rubbing, or picking your skin, which can slow the healing process. Finally, don’t use products with glycolic acid, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, or topical acne treatments for 24-48 hours. You should check with your doctor to confirm that your normal products are safe to use on your skin after treatment.
One of the best parts of this treatment is how it transforms your skin. You’ll walk out of your appointment with the softest skin of your life, and one way to keep it soft and smooth is by moisturizing often.
Your new layer of skin is more receptive to moisture and will need more moisturizer than normal to aid in the healing process. Failing to moisturize your skin can result in the recurrence of issues like dull patches or cracked, flaking skin. Moisturize your skin in the morning, at night, and throughout the day as needed if it begins to feel dry.
Cut Down on Caffeine
Coffee and tea are a staple in many busy lives, but the truth is that the caffeine they contain is one of the main offenders when it comes to dehydrated skin. The rule of thumb is to consume the same amount of water as your regular coffee or tea intake on top of the water you should drink daily. If you’re unable to drink more water, you should consider cutting down on caffeine to avoid drying out your skin.
Wait to Workout
During the first few days after your appointment, your skin will be more sensitive. You may want to avoid heavy workouts that cause you to sweat for 48 hours after treatment so as to prevent irritation. If you do choose to workout, it’s perfectly safe; you can wear a headband to soak up most of the sweat before it comes into contact with your skin and wash your face immediately after your workout is over.
Avoid Alcohol and Blood-Thinning Pain Relievers
Alcohol and blood-thinning pain relievers can prolong the healing process. Don’t drink any alcoholic beverages for 48 hours after your appointment and don’t take pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen for about a week after your appointment to promote quick healing.
Like any other skin-resurfacing treatment, this process can’t give you permanent results. Your skin naturally resurfaces itself about once a month, which means that no skin treatment will last forever. However, if you follow your doctor’s recommended treatment plan, you can see visible changes in your skin that can be maintained through a healthy skincare regimen and future appointments as needed.
After your first appointment, your skin should feel incredibly soft and have a healthy glow thanks to the new layer of skin the treatment revealed. You should care for this skin according to your doctor’s instructions until your next appointment, which is usually about a week later.
Most patients receive between 5-16 treatments to achieve their ideal results, which can include fading dark spots and age spots, combatting acne, and decreasing the appearance of dull skin. At the end of your treatment plan, your skin will be refreshed and look brighter, which will leave you feeling more confident in your appearance.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
This treatment is effective on every skin type and skin color and is most often recommended for men and women between the ages of 12-65. It’s able to address common skin concerns like dull, lifeless skin, dry patches, dark spots, and acne by refreshing your top layer of skin. Best of all, it requires zero downtime and has an easy recovery process when compared to other facial treatment options.
This treatment may not be ideal for those with deep scarring in the sub-layers of the skin, which cannot be addressed by top layer resurfacing. It also cannot correct age-related wrinkles and fine lines. Finally, those with severe or cystic acne may not be ideal candidates. You should talk to your doctor to determine if this treatment is right for you and your unique skin concerns.
Get Skin You Love
Living with skin that appears lifeless can make you feel self-conscious and wishing for a way to rejuvenate your skin. Microdermabrasion can help you correct common skin concerns by resurfacing your skin. It’s an excellent option for those wanting to reveal fresh, soft skin and promote overall health and healing. With a personalized treatment plan, you can see your skin come back to life, and, by maintaining results with regular appointments, you can continue to look your best for years to come.
If you’re ready to learn more about how this treatment can transform your skin, contact the professionals at Spa Black Laser Lipo and Cellulite Therapy Spa in San Antonio, TX to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your skin goals!
You likely want skin that is radiant, free of blemishes, and looks as young as possible. One way to get fantastic-looking skin is by taking advantage of aesthetic treatments. These are designed to give users clear, beautiful skin. Most people can expect to see results after a series of regular treatments.
Professional aesthetic treatments are going to give you optimal cleansing. This is especially the case when compared to just using OTC products in order to cleanse your skin.
Many individuals who have used these treatments have seen an improvement in their acne. Some people had acne for several years before trying professional treatments. Many of the individuals who use aesthetic treatments had tried other acne treatments in the past. Professional treatments work to get rid of acne because they help to eliminate the bacteria that cause acne.
Are you interested in keeping your skin looking as young as possible? If so, aesthetic treatments are for you. Treatments can improve the appearance of individuals who have mature skin. Many who have used them for a long period of time say that their skin looks years younger than it would have if they hadn’t used the treatments. They say that most people think they are younger than they really are.
Another benefit of using aesthetic treatments is the fact that they can help to reduce the appearance of pores. Large pores, especially ones that are clogged, are anything but attractive. Getting regular aesthetic treatments is going to help to reduce the size of your pores and give you a much more attractive appearance.
If you are dealing with oily skin, the aesthetic treatments at our med spa in San Antonio can help you as well. Since they can provide a deep cleansing of the pores, they can reduce the appearance of oil on your skin. Many who once had very oily skin used professional treatments like facials and then reported that their skin looked radiant. They now get positive comments all the time on their complexion.
These are not the only benefits that individuals can experience when using aesthetic treatments. If you are dealing with an uneven skin tone, sensitive skin, and other skin issues, an aesthetic treatment at Spa Black may be right for you. We invite you to contact us today in order to book an appointment at our office in San Antonio and learn more about how our treatments can help you get radiant, gorgeous skin. We look forward to hearing from you!
Bravo, you’ve done it. You have worked so hard to get the body that you want. You have been disciplined with exercise, diet and hydration, and you are down to that last bit of unwanted body fat. You are close to achieving your goals, but you can’t seem to get rid of that bulge, and it’s driving you crazy. You don’t need a complicated weight loss program or a surgical intervention. Instead, the professionals at Spa Black can put the finishing touches on your job well done with CoolSculpting®.
How CoolSculpting® Helps
CoolSculpting® puts the polish on the results of your hard work by removing small to moderate amounts of fat in target areas that are identified and predetermined by you and the professionals at our med spa in San Antonio. CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure; it is a non-surgical body contouring treatment option.
CoolSculpting® works by exploiting the fact that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissue. Once fat cells safely achieve the predetermined temperature, they crystallize and die. Over a period of weeks, the body gradually eliminates the dead cells through reabsorption and elimination. Results are noticeable in the weeks and months that follow treatment and continue to develop for multiple months. Once the fat cells are frozen and gone, they will not regenerate.
A Safe and Effective Option
CoolSculpting® has several positive characteristics that make it the perfect non-surgical option to shape and tone those stubborn areas that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter what you do. These benefits include:
• Eliminates targeted body fat permanently
• No incisions
• Clinically proven technology
• Little or no side effects
• Quick, convenient process
• No prolonged recovery time
• Treats multiple targeted areas
• Provides natural-looking results
Just as your journey towards health and fitness has been gradual, so does CoolSculpting® have gradual and permanent results. By taking advantage of the simple relationship between fat cells and temperature, CoolSculpting® is designed to remove the last bit of stubborn body fat to put the finishing touches on your job well done. CoolSculpting® has many positive characteristics that make it an ideal option to help you look and feel your best ever, and it’s readily available right here at Spa Black in San Antonio. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
Many people look in the mirror and think to themselves, “I wish my lips were fuller.” If this sounds like your situation, then it may be time for you to look into lip injections. Making an appointment to receive lip injections that will give you fuller lips may be just what you need to boost your confidence. Many women have come to our office to achieve perfectly puckered lips.
Who is a Candidate?
Lip injections are done to enhance your natural beauty and give you fuller and shapely lips, but you may be wondering if lip injections are a good option for you. There are many people who are looking for a trusted medical spa that performs lip injections; however, it is important to find a med spa that is not simply trying to sell you their product and that will go over the procedure in detail.
Patients Who Will Benefit the Most
- Patients looking for anti-aging treatments
- Patients with thinning lips
- Patients with wrinkled lips
- Patients who want their overall appearance to change for the better
While getting lip injections will definitely enhance your look, it is important to consider your needs before a cosmetic procedure is performed. Here are some questions to ask yourself before getting lip injections:
- Are my lips easily irritated?
- Do I have any allergies that may affect my results?
- Have my lips lost shape or volume?
- Do I want my facial structure to change?
- Do I trust the medical spa administering the injections?
How Lip Injections are Performed
It is essential to find a med spa that administers lip injections that offers an initial consultation. This will be an introduction appointment that will go over all of the details before your actual procedure is performed. We will also go over your needs and ask several questions about what you are looking for in your results. We will then do a brief examination of your upper and lower lips and be able to explain what your results will look like. During the actual treatment, the filler of choice is skillfully injected into the lip area.
Make an Appointment
Here at Spa Black in San Antonio, we vow to always listen to the needs of our patients and inform them fully of the procedures we perform. If you are interested in learning more about lip injections or even have questions and concerns, we welcome you to contact us today to book a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
You likely remember your years of puberty being full of acne and other unpleasant hormonal changes. While you may have thought that those days were long behind you, at some point — and perhaps even now — you’ll be faced with another form of puberty. Except for this time, it won’t be because hormones are blossoming within your body. Instead, hormones will be decreasing. Both men and women will suffer from this condition. The degree with which it impacts an individual can vary, but by and large, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are unpleasant. For women, it’s typically known as menopause. For men, it’s called andropause. Both have their share of unpleasantness. If you experience any of the symptoms that this article touches on, then you may have reached that junction in life.
Symptoms for Women
For women, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance are, perhaps, the most severe. The first aspect that you may notice — which may be a welcome thing for many women — is the end of your menstruation. For some women, it may just suddenly happen. No longer do you receive your periods. For other women, it’s a bit more of a longer experience. Your periods become lighter and more drawn out until, eventually, they stop occurring altogether. With the end of menstruation, however, comes a series of other side effects.
Perhaps the most prevalent are hot flashes. They can occur at random and may be so unpleasant that you feel ill. They can cause a spike in your mood like triggering your temper or an aggressive state. It can also wreak havoc on your sex life because it can cause vaginal dryness. Your sexual appetite may curb, too. For women who once enjoyed a normal sex life, this may prove disorienting and even cause their intimate life some problems. <
A hormonal imbalance can also cause problems with your weight. It’s easier to retain weight instead of losing it. In addition, it’s also harder to gain muscle or breakdown food that you eat.
Symptoms for Men
Men also receive their fair share of unpleasant symptoms from andropause. Perhaps the most obvious for men is a decrease in their sex drives. While you may have felt raring to go at any time, you may feel less inclined instead. Or you may even suffer difficulties in being aroused or performing. For many men, this can be a disconcerting experience.
In addition, it’s considerably harder to gain muscle and, in fact, men may lose muscle during andropause. This is because it’s actually a lot easier to gain weight. So, that muscle is reduced to fat which causes an overall weight gain. Men might also lose their hair and bone density.
Luckily, there are therapies for treating hormonal imbalances. If you want to return to the life that you knew before and fight aging, then you should visit Spa Black in San Antonio. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
If you want to remove hair, but waxing, shaving, and tweezing aren’t giving you the results you desire, you might want to try laser hair removal in TX. It is one of the most commonly done processes in the US. For more information about this treatment, give the experts at Spa Black a call to schedule your appointment.
How Do You Prepare For It?
When planning on doing laser hair removal in TX, you should limit electrolysis, waxing and plucking for a set time prior to treatment. The laser will target hair roots, so it’s best not to remove your hair prior to having the procedure done.
Laser hair removal in TX is a medical procedure that requires training. Check the credentials of the technician or doctor before having the procedure done. Avoid the sun for a set time before and after the treatment. Being in the sun and getting a tan makes hair removal less effective, and you could have complications after the treatment if exposed to the sun.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers are good at removing hair from the bikini line, underarms, arms, legs, and face, among other areas. The benefits include:
- Predictability – most people experience permanent hair removal results a series of sessions.
- Speed – each pulse is a fraction of a second and treats many hairs at once. An area the size of a quarter can be treated every second. Smaller areas such as the upper lip can be done in less than a minute. Larger areas such as the legs or back can take longer.
- Precision – lasers selectively target darker, coarse hair, leaving the skin undamaged.
What You Can Expect
Just before the treatment is done, your hair may be cut to a few millimeters above the skin. The equipment will be adjusted to the location, thickness, and color of your hair and skin color. Depending on the light source or laser used, you and the technician or doctor may wear protective eyewear.
What are the Results?
Results can vary based on a number of factors. Most people experience hair removal that lasts for months or longer. There is no guarantee it is permanent, but the results could last for years. If and when new hair grows in, it is usually finer and lighter. Maintenance treatments may be needed for long-term results.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that removes unwanted hair, and it could work for you! To learn more, book an appointment at Spa Black, a state-of-the-art medical spa in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
Are you frustrated with still feeling less than your best, no matter what you do? Does it feel like a healthy diet and adequate sleep are failing to provide you with everything you need? Consider IV therapy! This simple but effective treatment option delivers vitamins and minerals directly to your body, helping your body get the nutrients you need. Discover the possibilities during a consultation with our team!
What Is IV Therapy?
IV therapy is an intravenous treatment method to deliver essential nutrients to your body. While eating a healthy diet is important to give your body the vitamins and minerals you need, this does not always ensure you are receiving the nutrients you need. However, with this treatment option, nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream, ensuring proper and maximum and absorption.
While there are many different potential benefits to choosing IV nutritional treatments, they may help:
- Improve the appearance of hair and nails
- Boost energy levels
- Fight infections
- Enhance the immune system
- Promote better overall health
As IV therapy is a highly personal treatment, each drip is specifically chosen based on you and your concerns. In some cases, drips may be customized!
What Could I Expect from a Treatment Session?
IV therapy is extremely simple! You can relax as a traditional medical IV is administered. Your carefully chosen vitamin cocktail will be attached to the end of the IV, and you will begin receiving the boost of nutrients you seek. Many people enjoy reading and relaxing during the process!
Following your IV therapy treatment session, you can get right back to your daily routine! There is no downtime associated with the process, and the added boost to your health can help you feel refreshed and healthy.
Results achieved with IV therapy will vary for each person, their health, and the specific drip chosen. It may take some time for your body to absorb and process the nutrients, but most people enjoy an immediate improvement in their wellness!
Could I Benefit from Treatment?
IV therapy is not intended to replace a healthy diet or healthy lifestyle choices. It is meant to supplement a generally healthy lifestyle. However, most people may be able to benefit from this therapeutic treatment!
You can call and book an appointment or schedule consultation with our team is the best way to ensure IV nutritional treatments are a good fit for you and your goals. They can also help you select the best nutritional cocktail drip for your specific needs as well as develop a unique treatment plan.
Schedule an appointment of schedule a consultation!
Ready to give your overall health a boost? Contact us today and schedule your consultation to learn more about IV therapy! This simple but powerful treatment may help you feel refreshed and your best again!
Your skin consists of two different layers called the dermis and the epidermis. Your epidermis is the top layer of your skin. Your epidermis protects your body from the environment. Your dermis is the support network for your skin, consisting mainly of connective tissue. As your body ages, the collagen and elastin contained in your skin will begin to break down. The result is undesirable folds and wrinkles in your skin. The deeper nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles are usually located in your skin’s dermal layer. Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm® Ultra enable you to look more youthful without the need for cosmetic surgery. The filler adds volume in areas of your skin showing wrinkles and other signs of aging. Juvederm® Ultra can smooth out severe facial wrinkles and folds and plump your lips with no downtime.
Understanding dermal fillers, the way they are used and their benefits are very important. Dermal fillers are basically a non-surgical procedure for adding more volume to certain parts of your face. The filler is injected into your face using biocompatible materials. This means the filler will remain under your skin until it is broken down by your body. The filler will last between six months and two years. This depends on exactly which filler was used. The Juvederm® line was created as an effective tool for anti-aging. The extra volume provides your skin with a smoother appearance and decreases the look of wrinkles and fine lines. You can have this procedure almost anywhere on your face, including your cheeks, between your eyebrows, around your mouth or nose, your cheeks and the corners of your eyes.
Sometimes, dermal fillers can be used to add plumpness to the cheeks or lips or to improve the contours of the face. Juvederm® is one of the most popular dermal fillers according to both the patients and the providers. One of the reasons for this popularity is the consistency of the natural-looking results. This is due to the smooth texture of the gel. Granular gels are unable to provide the natural-looking plumpness and smoothness of Juvederm® Ultra. The filler is so consistent authentic definition and contours can be added to the face while smoothing out creases and fine lines. The idea is that everyone will notice you look more youthful without realizing you had this procedure. This is one of the very few dermal fillers providing results lasting for a long time.
Juvederm® Ultra is the only filler receiving approval from the FDA for providing results lasting for an entire year. The filler is manufactured specifically to contain a high level of hyaluronic acid. This is the reason the filler lasts for so long. The other fillers only last for four to six months. The hyaluronic acid in the product is non-animal based. Hyaluronic acid is natural to the human body. This means the potential for complications or allergic reactions has been eliminated. The majority of the other fillers using hyaluronic acid are using animal sources. This can cause an adverse reaction for some individuals. You will not need any allergy tests prior to your procedure when Juvederm® Ultra is used. The treatment is also easily accessible and effective.
The hyaluronic acid in your body adds moisture to your skin. The depletion of this compound as you age can result in dull, limp, dry and dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the area with the issue. In addition to adding volume, the substance remains under your skin to effectively replenish your body’s store of hyaluronic acid. This encourages your skin to produce more elastin for the restoration of your natural glow. The dermal filler improves the health of your skin just because it is there. This helps improve the form and function of your skin triggering benefits lasting even longer than the dermal filler itself. The reason Juvederm® is so often the recommended filler is that the results are both natural and consistent no matter where in the face the injection was given.
The injections are high in benefits, have no allergic risk, last for a long time and are extremely effective. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers is to speak with a medical professional for recommendations. The filler is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical option for hydrating your skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to sunken areas of the face, plump up your lips and provide a more youthful appearance. In order to really understand why this dermal filler is so effective, you must first understand what hyaluronic acid is and what it does. Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule in your body for the binding and absorption of water. This is what adds volume to your face. The aging process depletes your store of hyaluronic acid resulting in folds and lines.
Once the filler has helped restore the hyaluronic acid in your skin, nasolabial folds and wrinkles will be diminished. The unique manufacturing process of the gel makes certain the levels of hyaluronic acid are high. This ensures smooth, natural, consistent and youthful-looking skin after the injections. There is absolutely no form of animal tissue in any Juvederm® dermal filler. This is an effective and safe way to replace the hyaluronic acid your skin needs to bring back lost volume while smoothing out facial folds and wrinkles. You can smooth away vertical lip lines, smile lines, wrinkles, fine lines and restore the natural contours to your face. Juvederm® is an effective treatment for nasal folds, lips, cheeks, smoker lines, marionette lines, and glabellar lines.
The injections of the gel will be administered by a medical professional beneath your skin. This results in an instant restoration of the volume of your skin. This is the only dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid to receive approval from the FDA to last for as long as a year after just one treatment. This is one of the most effective options for smooth out wrinkles and restoring volume to your face. The product offers numerous additional benefits including:
• The procedure has no downtime with no surgery necessary
• The results of the injections can be seen immediately
• Approval from the FDA for efficiency and safety
• The dermal filler is appropriate for every type of skin
• Natural and instant results lasting for as long as a year with one treatment
• The procedure is fast and only requires fifteen to twenty minutes
• Fairly inexpensive as opposed to having cosmetic surgery
• Improved comfort during your procedure because the gel contains lidocaine
• No allergy testing is required because no animal tissue is used for hyaluronic acid
Juvederm® has a family of products including Juvederm® Ultra and Voluma XC. The entire family of products are injectable fillers created to temporarily smooth lines around the mouth and nose and add more volume to the cheeks. When the injections are given by a qualified medical professional, you will see years disappear from your face along with the restoration of a healthy glow. This is possible because water is retained at the site of the injections due to the hyaluronic acid. This provides the necessary cushioning to add volume and lift resulting in a firmer and smoother appearance. Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds can be effectively treated including:
• Adding definition and structure to the hollows of your cheeks
• Vertical lip lines
• Nasolabial folds between the corners of your mouth and your nose
• Lines around the edges of your mouth
• The marionette lines between your jawline and your mouth
• Restoring the supple volume lost to your cheeks due to age
You should allow approximately 20 minutes for your treatment. For convenience, you can schedule your procedure during your lunch break. In addition to the lidocaine contained in the gel, the area being treated will be numbed by the medical professional with a topical anesthetic. This is to help make certain you remain comfortable. Small amounts of the dermal filler will be injected by the medical professional into specific points on your face. This will add volume, smooth out lines and fill in folds. The number of injections you will need is dependent on how much correction is being done and the size of the targeted area. You should begin to see the results of your procedure in one to two days.
Your face will appear younger, firmer and smoother. Depending on which product is being used, your cheeks will also appear fuller. In your mouth and nose area, your results can last as long as a year. In the cheek area, you can see results for two years. The hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed by your body. You can maintain your results indefinitely by having maintenance treatments when necessary.
Juvederm® Ultra is a non-toxic dermal filler injected in various depths beneath your skin. This is one of the many fillers we offer at our spa in San Antonio. The filler smooths out lines, nasolabial folds, deep wrinkles and acne scars. You can have your lips defined or volumized, plump sunken temples or cheeks or contour your nose and chin for a lifted and full appearance. This is the softest dermal filler out of the entire Juvederm® family. The primary use is the treatment of medium to deep wrinkles including marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Depressed scars can be smoothed and your lips enhanced. In some cases, Juvederm® Ultra is used for effective hand rejuvenation. The additional benefits are outlined below.
The product is made using hyaluronic acid gel. This substance is a sugar naturally found within your skin. This is what makes the spaces between your joints feel slippery. The functions of hyaluronic acid are to act as a cushion for your skin, provide necessary nutrients and absorb water. When this substance is injected into your skin, it expands like a sponge to fill in folds and wrinkles in the areas that have become sunken due to age. The additional water brought to the surface of your skin provides you with a glowing and fresh radiance in addition to a supple and softer texture to your skin. The injections of the dermal filler enhance your natural collagen production resulting in even more plumpness and firmness to your skin. As time passes, the wrinkles in your skin will start to diminish.
This filler is suitable for every skin color and skin type. The best candidates want to improve medium depth folds or wrinkles on either the face or the hands and plump up areas with minor depressions in the skin due to fat loss. The results of the filler are subtle so nobody will be aware you had a treatment. All anyone will notice is that you appear more youthful and refreshed. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, this procedure is not appropriate. If you have any type of bleeding disorder or have used blood thinners recently, you need to avoid any kind of dermal fillers. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, you need to be extremely careful and consult with a physician prior to having these injections.
The area where Juvederm® Ultra was injected will immediately look fuller and smoother with more definition and volume than you had prior to the procedure. Depending on the speed your body naturally breaks down the filler, your results will last for four to 12 months. You can maintain your results with just one or two treatments every year. As time passes, you may need smaller doses and fewer visits because your body will be creating more collagen. If you are interested in Juvederm® Ultra, consider us here at Spa Black at either of our two med spa locations in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!