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There are two main types of birthmarks: pigmented and vascular. Pigmented birthmarks occur when somebody has more pigment in one part of the skin than elsewhere. Moles and café-au-lait spots are examples of pigmented birthmarks.
Vascular birthmarks occur when a bunch of small blood vessels clump together. The resultant clump can be on top of the skin or underneath it. Hemangiomas and Port wine stains are examples of vascular birthmarks.
What Is IPL?
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a device used for treating or removing some skin problems. As the name suggests, the machine produces light in pulses. It can be used to remove birthmarks or reduce pigmentation.
Before treatment, one of our treatment providers will give the patient protective eyewear and apply a cool gel to the area being treated. The technician then presses the IPL device against the skin, and it emits pulses of light. The process is painless, but some patients do find the light pulses uncomfortable. The technician can provide an anesthetic cream. Each treatment session lasts about 20 minutes, and a patient may need to undergo 4 to 6 sessions for complete results.
One significant advantage of IPL treatments is that unlike chemicals peels, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing, they do not require a recovery period. People have even received these treatments during their lunch hour – and then gone right back to work.
IPL treatments are an effective and safe treatment of vascular birthmarks. They close off the blood vessels forming the birthmark that eventually causes it to fade. They also work on flat pigmented birthmarks, but not on raised birthmarks.
Who Should Not Have IPL Treatments?
IPL treatments are not recommended for people with dark skin. Since IPL therapy targets melanin, people who have tans should also not undergo IPL therapy.
People with seizure disorders like epilepsy that can be triggered by flashing light may not undergo IPL unless they bring a note from their doctor within a week of their first treatment. People with diabetes should also not undergo IPL since their condition affects their body’s ability to heal wounds. People prone to scarring are also not good candidates for IPL.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have a pigmented birthmark that you would like reduced or removed, IPL therapy at Spa Black in San Antonio could give you the results you want. At Spa Black, our staff will work with you to discuss your aesthetic concerns, and we will create a treatment plan designed to address your needs. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your consultation for IPL therapy.
Eyelash tint is a kind of hair dye created to specifically use on and enhance your eyelashes. Eyelash tinting has virtually the same effect as traditional mascara. It works to visibly thicken, darken, and lengthen the appearance of eyelashes without rubbing off, clotting, or smudging. The treatment is safe and quick and is performed in our med spa.
Whether you’re going to the beach to swim or soak up the sun, no need to worry about runny, smeary mascara eyes. Maybe you’re just curious about the dramatic, alluring effects of thick, dark lashes. In either case, eyelash tinting might just be the special beauty treatment you’ve been waiting for.
How does it work?
The eyelash tinting process will temporarily dye your eyelashes. The goal is to achieve the appearance of mascara without the hassle. The dye that’s used to tint eyelashes the color black is typically vegetable-based. This reduces the risk of irritation around the eyes where skin is more sensitive. Our team at Spa Black will work with you to determine the most suitable color for your needs.
How long does the tinting process take?
The eyelash tinting process takes about 10-15 minutes from start to finish. First, small stickers are placed all around your eyelids in order to keep the dye out of the actual eyeball area. Next, the dye is carefully applied to the lower and upper lashes. It then has to set for a minimum of five minutes to penetrate your lashes fully. Last, the dye is carefully washed off. The result is darker, more noticeable lashes. In most cases, the lashes remain dark approximately 3-5 weeks.
What you should consider
Be aware that eyelash tinting isn’t a permanent cosmetic solution. In addition, some people are allergic to the dye used to tint lashes, although it’s very rare. Ask your aesthetician about the risk of allergic reactions to eyelash tint dye.
Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelash Tinting?
Eyelash tinting is especially great for individuals who participate in sports and tend to get sweaty since there’s no need for mascara. In addition, people who wear contact lenses can also benefit since they no longer have to worry about clumps of mascara getting into their eyes. Eyelash tinting will also create a very dramatic look for women with super-light eyelashes and make them stand out.
Benefits of Eyelash Tinting
Women who choose to tint their eyelashes on a regular basis enjoy many benefits. As stated, if your eyelashes are very light (blond), tinting them black will inevitably create a dramatic look overall. Unlike mascara that you have to apply every day, be careful not to smear, and tediously wash off every night, tinted lashes enable you to wake up looking as if you already have mascara on.
If you’re a super busy woman with an active lifestyle, play sports, or do a great deal of swimming, you probably stopped applying mascara since it won’t stay on anyway. However, eyelash tinting will give your eyes a more defined, polished look that’s 100 percent maintenance-free.
A day at the spa is a relaxing way to spend some time either by yourself or with friends. Whether you want to plan an event or just pamper yourself, our beauty treatments and makeup lessons at Spa Black are just what you need to enhance your natural beauty.
Give Yourself Time for Beauty
Over time, you may have become used to the same makeup routine, but your skin has different needs as you age. Instead of allowing wrinkles and fine lines to take over, come to Spa Black for beauty treatments and advice on how to best utilize your makeup. While spending all day at the spa is not always a possibility, it is important occasionally to make time for yourself. When you look your best, you often feel your best. Having more confidence can help you to succeed at work, home and in school.
Select from Various Treatments
Whether you have regular spa days or have never had one, there is something for everyone at Spa Black. Check out all of the options that are available. You may opt to have a skin treatment to freshen up your look for the season, or you may decide to indulge in a facial to bring out your skin’s natural glow.
Whatever you choose, know that many of the services and packages can be customized to fit your needs. For example, if you have skin conditions or allergies, a specific treatment plan can be created for you to prevent irritation or damage to your skin.
Learn How to Makeover Yourself
When you go to the spa, you can also choose to take some makeup lessons. Learning how to apply your own makeup is not only fun, but it can also teach you techniques you’ve never tried. Whether you’re doing it as a group or just by yourself, adding variation into your makeup routine may enhance your natural features in ways you never realized. By the end of the session, you may be ready to try new techniques and products that you thought you would never be able to use, and all of your questions about makeup application will be answered.
Understand the Benefits of Makeup Lessons
After participating in makeup lessons, you may realize that you’ve been spending time and money on makeup products and techniques that don’t fully work for you. Once you have taken makeup lessons, you’ll know the proper way to apply products, you can discover which colors, shades, and products are the right match for your skin.
Whether you decide to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment or choose to take some makeup lessons, a day at Spa Black may be just what you need to unwind and rediscover your natural beauty. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Oily skin can be one of the most problematic dermatological conditions. It can make pores prone to clogging, affect how your skin feels, and give the appearance of uncleanliness. These things can combine to affect your self-esteem and what others think of you, which in turn can lead to even more serious problems.
The good news is that there are treatments available designed to remedy oily skin. One of the most successful treatments involves using a clear skin facial, which contains chemicals methodically designed to work together to remove oil, to unclog pores, and to reduce the amount of oil that your skin produces temporarily.
Let’s examine what clear skin facials for oily skin can do, how they work, and what type of patient qualifies as the best candidate for this procedure.
What Can Clear Skin Facials Do?
There are numerous causes of oily skin. Genetics, changes in the weather, humidity, medications, hormones, and stress are among the leading causes. The use of makeup, eyeliner and other cosmetic products can also influence how dirty the skin becomes. The problem is that many of these things cannot be avoided.
Clear skin facials are designed to treat the oil that naturally secretes from the skin. It cleans the skin of oil without damaging it, and it can help to protect skin in the immediate future from oil and other contaminants.
It accomplishes this by tackling the causes of oil and removing excess oil from your skin. This results in skin that looks healthier and clearer without incurring any form of damage that could potentially harm your skin.
How Do Clear Skin Facials Work for Oily Skin?
Clear skin facials work by using a selection of chemicals designed to break down oil so that it can be removed from the skin. It then treats the pores of your face and the deeper layers of your skin to remove any oils and dirt, which in turn makes it significantly more difficult for oil to return to your skin.
The most important part of this process revolves around how compatible the facial is with your skin. This requires the knowledge of an experienced dermatologist to do safely, as how different chemicals interact with a person’s skin varies from person to person.
Who Should Use Clear Skin Facials?
Clear skin facials for oily skin are designed to be used with any person who has an excess amount of oil. They can work for adolescents, middle-aged adults, and older individuals.
The thing to keep in mind is that each type of person will require a treatment that is unique to their situation. The amount that a person sweats, how flexible their skin is and how much oil their skin produces are just some factors that must be considered.
This means that clear skin facials are generally not universal. They are made to fit a patient’s unique skin condition to ensure that the best results possible can be acquired. At Spa Black in San Antonio, our medical team will work with you to customize a clear skin facial to your needs. We will assess your skin and your aesthetic concerns and offer recommendations designed to get you the best results possible. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your consultation.
Venus Legacy treatments are a great choice for removing cellulite and stubborn fat. In this method of fat reduction, VariPulse Technology is combined with 3DMP2 energy, going deep into the skin. The results are increased circulation of the blood and a noticeable plumping of the skin, giving it a healthy glow. One treatment is all that may be needed to see results, and the procedure is pain-free with no required downtime. It is for these reasons that Venus Legacy technology has become a popular treatment in the fight against fat.
How the Technology Works
The patented MP2 technology is used, along with Pulsed Magnetic fields and multi-polar radio frequency, to produce a therapeutic heat matrix across the skin. A thermal reaction in the skin tissue is caused by the multi-polar radio frequency, leading the body’s natural healing response to produce skin tightening, cellulite reduction and reduced wrinkles.
What Patients Can Expect
Patients can expect a pain-free, non-invasive treatment with Venus Legacy technology. Many people actually compare the experience to having a hot stone massage. Depending on the area to be treated, one session should take only about 30 to 40 minutes. Results will begin to be seen immediately upon treatment, although maximum results usually occur several sessions. For the face, it usually takes about six treatments, eight for the neck and ten for the body.
Who Should Get Venus Legacy Treatments?
The Venus Legacy treatments are ideal for anyone looking for improved appearance through skin tightening. It is often sought after, particularly, by post-pregnancy mothers looking to reduce sagging skin. Those who have attempted diet and exercise programs without seeing the desired fat loss they hope to achieve would benefit from this procedure. It may not be the right approach for those looking to lose a great deal of fat. However, anyone with stubborn fat and cellulite remaining after diet and exercise who is looking for a non-invasive and pain-free treatment would be a good candidate for Venus Legacy treatments. No needles or complicated surgery is required with this procedure, and the results are real.
A consultation with a member of our team will let patients know if this is the best treatment choice and how many sessions may be required. People who have experienced cellulite treatments with Venus Legacy rave about the results and the ease of the procedure. Anyone looking for smooth, soft, and supple skin would benefit from looking into Venus Legacy technology. Contact Spa Black in San Antonio to schedule your consultation.
If you’ve ever wished you had a more even skin tone, or wanted to remove blemishes such as dark spots and signs of aging, you may want to consider the cosmetic procedure known as microdermabrasion. During microdermabrasion, a licensed practitioner exfoliates the skin with tiny crystals in order to expose a new layer of fresh skin cells.
Who Is a Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is safe and effective for people with all skin types and colors. It’s best for people who have minor cosmetic concerns such as dull skin, discoloration, light scarring, sun damage, or age spots. This procedure can help remove blackheads, lighten patches of darkened skin, reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, and treat acne. Because it is gentler than dermabrasion, it’s typically not effective for more serious issues such as acne scarring, wrinkles, and pockmarks.
Before the procedure, you’ll have a consultation where you’ll discuss what you want to achieve as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. If you have any moles that are changing in size or shape, take certain acne medications, or scar easily, you may not be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
What Is Involved in Microdermabrasion?
This minor procedure does not require anesthesia. Using a handheld device, the practitioner will spray tiny crystals on your skin that help to remove the top layer and reveal the fresher skin underneath. While you may feel a “sanding” sensation, you shouldn’t feel pain during microdermabrasion. After this exfoliation, you’ll find that your skin appears softer and brighter. In addition to exfoliating, this procedure helps to thicken collagen, a protein in the skin that plumps and creates a youthful appearance.
What Is Recovery Like?
Microdermabrasion is ideal for those who don’t have the luxury of “down time.” After 24 hours, the redness should subside, and you’re able to return to normal activities immediately. You should use moisturizer and avoid sun exposure during that period. On an ongoing basis, be sure to protect your skin from the sun to preserve the effects of the procedure.
If you have skin imperfections that you want to correct, our team at Spa Black in San Antonio can determine whether microdermabrasion may be right for you. Our staff will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment for your skin. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your consultation and start your journey to healthier, younger looking skin.
Achieving a golden tan is most often done by sitting for hours in the sun, but prolonged exposure to UV ways can severely damage your skin and compromise its health. A South Seas® spray tan not only creates your desired color flawlessly without streaks, it is also completely safe for your skin.
The Benefits of Spray Tanning With South Seas®
It’s the safest way to tan
Unlike tanning on the beach, by the side of the pool or in tanning beds, you are 100 percent safe from the harmful UV rays of the sun when you choose to use spray tanning by South Seas®. This form of tanning puts the desired color on the top layers of your skin using an airbrush system without changing the skin’s pigmentation on a molecular level.
You can choose the tone you want
With a spray tan using South Seas®, you no longer have to worry about being too dark or not dark enough. The high-tech airbrush system allows you to choose the pigmentation that looks best for you. You can even slowly increase your pigmentation from session to session so you don’t have to worry about showing up to work one day with a dark tan when you were pale the day before.
There’s no need to worry about tan lines anymore
Before, even if you tanned outside in a bikini, you had at least a few tan lines to try to conceal. Changing swimsuits or trying to find the appropriate top to tan in is an added inconvenience. With Spray Tanning by South Seas®, you can wear as much or as little as you choose for an all-over golden glow.
You can be tan all year
Tanning in the sun leads to darker skin during the summer but reduced color during the winter months. With a South Seas® airbrush tan, you can keep your darker glow all year. It’s a natural tan for any season.
Hide imperfections with your spray tan
If you have scars or blemishes that make you self-conscious, forget about the makeup, and cover up. The airbrush fluid naturally blends imperfections on the skin to provide a cover that appears natural and does not need to be washed off at the end of the day.
It’s a quick experience
Spray tanning by South Seas® offers quick tanning sessions for men and women who have busy schedules. It takes only a few minutes to coat your whole body evenly.
You don’t have to worry about streaks or orange hands
The streaks that often result from drugstore cream and foam tanners are no longer a problem. Spray tanning by South Seas® never streaks, turns your skin orange or leaves sticky residue on your skin. It is clean, natural, and done by a professional.
It lasts for weeks
Finally, Spray tans using South Seas® offers results that last for weeks. You won’t have to update your tan for at least 2 weeks, and some people can wait up to a month without significant fading.
If you’re ready for a bronze glow, Spa Black can help. We offer South Seas® spray tanning to give you glowing, tan skin without the UV damage. We’ll work with you to create the perfect glow. Contact Spa Black today or stop by our San Antonio office to schedule your consultation.
What Is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is a treatment that is made out of incobotulinumtoxinA. It is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some people refer to XEOMIN® as the new BOTOX®. It is estimated that XEOMIN® has been approved in more than 20 countries.
XEOMIN® is very similar to BOTOX®. Both treatments work by paralyzing the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
How Long Do The Results Of XEOMIN® Last?
The results of XEOMIN® last three to six months, which is about the same as BOTOX®. Some patients will notice that the results last longer than six months. Keep in mind that the full results of XEOMIN® will not be noticed immediately. It takes about three to seven days to notice the full results of XEOMIN®. As you continue with XEOMIN® treatments, the muscles will become trained to stay relaxed. This will keep new wrinkles from forming, and you will require fewer treatments.
Is XEOMIN® Safe?
XEOMIN® is a very safe treatment. When it is administered by a trained professional, the chances of developing adverse side effects are low. The most common side effects are bruising and bleeding.
Am I A Good Candidate For XEOMIN®?
You will need to schedule a consultation with our staff in order to determine whether you are a good candidate for XEOMIN®. This treatment is not right for people who are pregnant or nursing. We will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your individual needs.
During your consultation, we will discuss any medications that you are taking. There are certain medications that we recommend you stop taking – like blood thinners – before getting XEOMIN®. Blood thinners make you more susceptible to bruising and bleeding.
Benefits of XEOMIN®
Many benefits can be reaped from XEOMIN®. Designed primarily to address the frown lines in the forehead, XEOMIN® can help give you a younger appearance. These lines form over time and can become severe. With XEOMIN®, the underlying muscles are relaxed and these lines no longer form.
XEOMIN® can also be completed in a short amount of time. In fact, injections can be completed within in five to 15 minutes. There is also not recovery time necessary. You can immediately return to your normal activities after treatment. However, we recommend that you avoid rubbing the area. This will help prevent the XEOMIN® from spreading.
If you’re interested in how XEOMIN® can help you, schedule your consultation at Spa Black today. Located in San Antonio, we’ll help you get the younger-looking skin you want.
Packing up the bags, planning an array of activities, and preparing to sample delicious cuisine are all parts of the vacationing experience. As you can see, vacation centers on relaxation. However, when people are constantly worried about hair removal products and processes, those levels of relaxation begin to drop down the scale.
Packing More Lightly
Many people have promised themselves in the past that they are not going to over pack for vacation. They are tired of lugging heavy suitcases up and down the stairs, and they are sick of constantly being told that they cannot carry-on their belongings. Some people bring an arsenal of hair removal supplies with them because they are worried about not looking their best on the trip. However, when they have laser hair removal before they go, they do not have to worry about bringing all of these products. They may need to do some maintenance, but they can abandon their full hair-care routine.
Wearing Comfortable and Vacation-Appropriate Clothing
When people go on vacation, they often choose a warm location where they will spend hours sitting out by the pool or sipping a cocktail on the beach. As a result, they will be donning their bathing suits and showing off more skin than normal. Having a spot filled with little hairs that they missed can be annoying, especially when they are quite a distance away from their hotel rooms. Choosing laser hair removal treatments before the trip can help these individuals to feel more confident wearing their new swimsuits.
Avoiding the Burns and Scars
Some types of hair removal treatments leave burns and scars. For example, people who use depilatory creams might have red bumps on their face, and those who shave may have razor burn on their legs or underneath their arms. These types of issues can make people feel embarrassed. They may feel the need to cover-up at the beach, or they might wear a great deal of makeup on their faces even when they are going for a swim. Instead of dealing with such troubles, they can have laser hair removal treatments.
Considering the Issues
Of course, laser hair removal treatments can cause some markings when it is first done. People need to speak with the practitioners to find out what the side effects are and if their skin types, or skin conditions, make them susceptible to such issues. In addition, laser hair removal treatments do not necessarily reduce all the hair in one session. Most people usually need to go for several sessions to see full results. Therefore, you may need to schedule multiple appointments before your trip to reap all the benefits of treatment.
Laser hair removal is the perfect way to get the smooth, silky skin you’ve always wanted. You’ll no longer be plagued with the task of shaving or waxing, only to have the hair return in a short while. At Spa Black, we offer laser hair removal using the GentleLase system. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your consultation and be on your way to smoother skin.