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CO2RE® Intima Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

Are you experiencing changes in vaginal wellness or appearance?

We may be able to offer some relief – a non-surgical laser treatment called CO2RE Intima.

CO2RE® is a non-surgical laser energy procedure to treat the symptoms associated with vaginal dystrophy to improve skin tone, texture and appearance.

CO2RE® Intima remodels vaginal connective tissue in order to restore vaginal health. By applying gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall, a healing response is stimulated that enhances moisture levels in the vaginal canal. This results in remodeling of the tissue fibers, thereby also restoring shape and flexibility. The procedure delivers both immediate and long-lasting relief in a painless, non-surgical, proven treatment.

What Is CO2RE® Intima? CO2RE® Intima laser vaginal rejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure that uses CO2 laser energy to help relieve a woman’s gynecological symptoms. It is performed using a medical laser that carries controlled heated energy to the vaginal and vulva tissue, aiding the cells in remodeling & recruiting more collagen and elastin and ultimately improving tissue tone, support, texture and appearance.

This is the latest state-of-the-art laser technology that offers an effective, pain-free procedure for internal and external vaginal health concerns. The CO2RE Intima laser can help rebuild your confidence, provide more comfort and enjoyment and even enhanced sexual function and experiences.

Results may include improvements in:

  • Signs of childbirth and aging
  • Dryness, itching and pain
  • Vaginal tone, flexibility and shape

What are the benefits

  • Reversing signs of aging and childbirth, and loss of hormone support
  • Restoring vaginal sensitivity, tone and support
  • Improved pH balance and boosted natural ability of the vagina to protect and maintain itself optimally
  • Remedying vaginal dryness and painful intercourse due to less lubrication and chronic conditions of the vulvovaginal area
  • Reducing all types of bladder leakage & frequency of urination, symptoms related to recurrent UTIs & signs of pelvic prolapse
  • Removing or reducing gynecological warts, growths and hyperpigmented abnormalities
  • Improving sensation and the sexual experience for both partners

Satisfied CO2RE Intima laser patients

After receiving the CO2RE Intima laser treatment…

  • 81% of women in a recent study reported improvements in sexual gratification. *
  • 97% of women in a recent study reported discomfort as none to mild with the treatment.
  • 100% of women in a recent study reported satisfaction with the treatment and 94% would recommend the procedure to others. *

How does CO2RE Intima work? The CO2RE Intima procedure treats the changes and symptoms women may experience related to vaginal health and wellness. The laser device delivers controlled carbon dioxide energy to the vaginal or vulvar tissue. As a result, cells make more collagen, which forms new tissue in the vaginal area and may also improve skin tone, texture and appearance.

Get Started with CO2RE® Intima Treatment Today If you’re looking for an innovative and effective procedure that will transform your vaginal and intimate health, choose Spade Skin Care Medical. We pride ourselves on helping our patients become confident by providing reliable care alongside a top-notch team!


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What is EvolveX™ Body Remolding?

If you’ve been bouncing around the idea of refining your look with nonsurgical body remodeling but still need some convincing on which treatment is right for you, we can assist you to make your decision.

The EvolveX™ body remodeling system is a medical device that is a cutting edge, non-surgical fat removal, skin tightening and muscle toning technology. It is designed to achieve a sleeker, slimmer body shape using radiofrequency (RF) energy. This procedure delivers highly effective results and do not involve stitches, visible scarring, or downtime.

What is EvolveX™ Body Remolding?

EvolveX™ by InMode is a nonsurgical body remodeling system that patients can get a comprehensive treatment that addresses multiple side effects of aging, weight loss, and other life events with a single system. It destroys fat, tightens skin and tones muscle. This is an innovative technology that combines the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening, RF and vacuum-assisted fat reduction, and electromagnetic muscle stimulation into a single treatment. The patients can address countless concerns, including:

  • Mild to moderate skin laxity
  • Loose skin after pregnancy
  • Side effects of weight loss
  • Stubborn adipose tissue
  • Areas of bulging fat
  • Poorly defined muscles

Patients who want a firmer, sexier, more youthful-looking figure without having to go under the knife may be ideal candidates for EvolveX™. This nonsurgical alternative obviates the need for incisions, sutures, scarring, anesthesia, pain medication, and downtime. It allows patients to resume virtually all of their preferred activities almost immediately after treatment.

Oftentimes, patients notice a visible improvement in their skin texture, muscle tone, and silhouette after the third EvolveX™ session, with the final results taking shape several weeks or months after the full course of treatment. For patients who maintain a healthy and stable weight through regular exercise and a balanced diet, EvolveX™ body remodeling results can last for years to come. Patients considering EvolveX™ should keep in mind that neither surgical nor nonsurgical body remodeling treatments can permanently halt the aging process, and subtle changes to your skin and body will likely occur over time. However, these changes are often slower to progress and are less visible than in patients who have not undergone cosmetic treatments.

Whether you are looking to smooth out your skin, reduce the signs of aging or remodel your body, EvolveX™ and Morpheus8 provides non-invasive and non-surgical treatments with no downtime. Here at Spade, we are constantly updating our technology to keep up to date and to provide our clients with the best treatments and results possible.

If you have any further questions about what we offer, please contact us at (310)316-1954, or click here to book your FREE consultation >>>

If you are interested in exploring other cosmetic treatments, we also offer a variety of other treatments to prevent aging, body tightening, toning, injectable, laser hair removal and tattoo removal.

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Morpheus8 Vs Microneedling?

If you are concern about signs of facial aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and stubborn body fat and do not want to go thru surgery, consider Morpheus8. It is an advanced procedure that can resolve these concerns without surgery. It delivering Full Body Fractional Remodeling, Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten and smooth wrinkles on the face and body.

Microneedling VS Morpheus8?   

Morpheus8 Body remodeling continues to be among the most sought-after aesthetic procedures. Morpheus8 is an ideal option if you want to achieve your goals without surgical intervention or downtime. The Morpheus8 platform takes fractional radiofrequency to depths beyond anything else available in the market and penetrates subdermal tissue up to 8mm (7mm + 1mm thermal profile). This minimally invasive Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD) is designed specifically for dermal treatment and epidermal resurfacing.

Other benefits of Morpheus8 include:

  • Deep and safe fractional technology, penetrating 0.5mm – 7.0mm. Plus additional heat profile of 1.0mm
  • Triple action for deep skin treatment:
    • fat coagulation
    • connective tissue contraction
    • sub-necrotic bulk heating
  • Dual technology handpieces delivering:
    • tissue ablation to promote skin renewal
    • collagen remodeling
    • subdermal adipose tissue remodeling
  • Safe on skin types I – IV with little to no risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Variety of disposable tips enable targeted treatment of specific facial and body areas

In Morpheus8 treatment, energy is applied between needle and external electrode placed on the skin surface. It treats epidermis, dermis and sub-cutaneous adipose with triple action – ablation, fat coagulation and volumetric bulk heating.

Microneedling is ideal for treating small areas or volumes. It  is a great option for patients who want to improve the appearance of skin.  It uses small needles to deliver RF energy and stimulate the production of collagen and tissue, resulting in firmer skin. Heat is delivered between the needles in microneedling.

The differences between Morpheus8 and Microneedling

  • Morpheus8 Bipolar RF Energy is applied between needles and external electrode VS Microneedling energy is applied between needles
  • Morpheus8 Lower density of the needles reduces mechanical damage and allows more thermal effect VS Microneedling Higher RF energy delivery results in micro injuries to stimulate collagen with less thermal damage
  • Morpheus8Higher penetration depth VS Microneedling Lower penetration depth
  • Morpheus8Strong bulk heating VS Microneedling No bulk heating
  • Morpheus85 times higher energy/needle VS Microneedling Low energy/needle
  • Morpheus8Single treatment provides good results VS Microneedling Multiple treatments required for good results
  • Morpheus8Optimized for Body treatment; Facial treatment; Periorbital treatment; Skin resurfacing VS Microneedling Designed for facial treatment
  • Morpheus8Adjustable Multi-pulse Modes(BURST) VS Microneedling Single pulse mode

Morpheus8 delivers exceptional tissue remodeling outcomes. With deep fractional technology and matrix of 24 thin gold-coated micro pins, Morpheus8 comes with four fractional tips – disposable tips- with different microneedle configurations to deliver RF energy to multiple treatment depths (0.5mm-7mm). This micro needling treatment effectively tightens and smooth out wrinkles on the facial areas – such as cheeks, nasolabial folds, neck, and jowls – and body, with little to no thermal damage to epidermis. Moreover, with its advanced lattice design, the device creates a uniform effect and provides a remarkable improvement in skin quality, tone, texture, and tightness by stimulating collagen production.

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What You Should Expect

Our customers deserve the absolute best service possible. It is our job to ensure every aspect of our customer experience is better than yesterday and we will not stop until we get the same consistent message daily.

On behalf of the entire Spade family, we thank you for your business.

 

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Customized Body Contouring Treatment

Body contouring or body sculpting treatments are the best way to remove the stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Body contouring or body sculpting is a collection of non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to reveal a firm and toned body hidden underneath layers of fat or loose skin. Everyone has a sculpted physique waiting to be revealed, and sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to reach our aesthetic goals. These treatments target those stubborn fat deposits found in our bodies that won’t budge no matter what you do.

Is Body Contouring Right for Me?

Body Contouring treatments can be a good choice for anyone who has stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise and are within certain weight limit. Because these treatments are not a weight loss solution, eligible clients are those at or very near their ideal body weight who already have a healthy routine in place.

What Are My Options?

SculpSure is a nonsurgical body-contouring treatment that uses diode-laser energy to destroy stubborn fat cells. The treatment is to reduce unwanted fat. The results aren’t as quickly apparent as with other treatments, and you’ll have to wait for up to three months to see your full results. You will need multiple treatments to reach your goals. You’ll need to avoid sun exposure on the area that’s being treated, for a week before and after the procedure, to prevent any risk of sunburn.  You need to be within 30 pounds of your ideal weight or have a body mass index of 30 or less. You may experience bruising, Sunburn or Lumps of damaged fat cells

CoolSculpting – It is to help smooth the skin for a tighter, toned look. It can smooth your skin and give you the look you want without going under the knife. However, there are some side effects that can take place after a Coolsculpting treatment. While this type of treatment can be an excellent choice for many who want to look and feel their best without undergoing surgery, there are things to consider beforehand. This is not a treatment that will help anyone who is severely overweight. This treatment is for people who need help with unwanted bulges in problem areas that they have not been able to get rid of on their own with diet and exercise. You may experience Redness, Swelling, Bruising or Reduced sensation in targeted area. There are others who have experienced more severe problems such as Extreme pain around the area, Severe numbing on the skin and Bloated along the area of contact.

Customized Body Contouring Solution is the best solution to determine if you are a good candidate before a treatment is recommended. At Spade, we offer a variety of non-surgical FDA devices for treating stubborn fat pockets, loose skin, poor body contour, and cellulite. It is to slim down quickly without surgery, high costs, or downtime. Our technologies are the most advanced, non-invasive treatments to cause permanent fat cell reduction while tightening the skin. It works by using RF fractional technology combined with YAG laser to eliminate the fat cells in the dermis and tighten the skin at the same time. This is the most advanced treatment to rejuvenates skin anywhere on the body and even slims and contours all in the same treatment visit with no side effect.

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Crepey Skin Treatment

The term crepey skin refers to when the skin looks thin and wrinkled and similar in appearance to crepe paper.

What is it?

When your skin thins over time due to a lack of collagen and elastin, it takes on a tissue-paper-like quality. The skin looks wrinkled, fragile, and fine. It may also sag or feel loose. While crepey skin is similar to common wrinkles in many ways, the condition tends to impact larger areas, and this skin feels noticeably more fragile and thinner.

The Causes

It is caused by a lack of collagen and elastin in the skin—collagen makes skin look super plump, so a loss leads to that paper-thin exterior. But as we referenced above, there are a multitude of factors that can cause this loss of collagen. Sun damage is the most common cause of crepey skin, but it certainly isn’t the only cause. Crepey skin can also result from aging, a lack of moisture, excessive weight loss, or any combination of these. The ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays break down collagen and elastin in skin that help it stay tight and wrinkle-free. Once these fibers break down, the skin can loosen, thin, and wrinkle. Age is also a factor. You produce less collagen and elastin — the fibers that help your skin look supple and smooth — the older you get. Pollution, stress, and smoking cigarettes all take a toll on skin over your lifetime and can contribute to visible signs of aging.

As you age, your skin produces less oil than it did when you were younger. These oils create an important lipid barrier that protects your skin and helps seal in moisture. Hormonal changes can also lead to drier skin and less natural oil production. Dryness for any reason can cause crepey skin. If you have crepey skin that comes and goes depending on the day or the season, a lack of moisture is most likely the cause.

How to prevent it

It’s incredibly important to properly protect your skin from sun damage to prevent crepey skin. Stay out the sun as much as possible, and always wear sunscreen and sun-protective clothing. A good moisturizer or body lotion can also go a long way. It is recommended to use products with glycerin or hyaluronic acid to prevent or improve the appearance of crepey skin. These ingredients pull in and hold moisture so your skin stays hydrated and looks plump. Moisturizing oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter can also help moisturize and soften your skin.

The treatments

  • Topical retinoid – Either in a cream or gel, retinoids encourage exfoliation and speed cell turnover. However, these products can be drying and make crepey skin worse if they aren’t also used with proper precautions and a hydrating moisturizer.
  • Fractional laser treatment (Fraxel) – This treatment uses lasers to heat up small areas under your skin, which encourages the growth of new collagen. This helps to support your skin and smooth out wrinkling from the inside out.  This can cause scarring that can be permanent. Discoloration of the skin, change in texture, or formation of depression and bumps can also affect the treated
  • Ultrasound – It is a skin-tightening procedure that uses targeted ultrasound to heat the supporting tissues below your skin. This intense heat breaks down some of the cells and stimulates the growth of collagen to tighten your skin. You should expect swelling, redness, soreness, bruising, and numbness or tingling. The treated skin areas can sometimes become flushed or red in the hours after the procedure, and short-term sensations including tingling, swelling, and tenderness may occur.
  • Cryolipolysis – It is a noninvasive procedure that helps to remove localized areas of fat. The treatment freezes the lipids in fat cells to cause them to slowly dissolve. Cryolipolysis is used when loose skin is over excess fat, as the treatment tightens skin by removing the fat underneath the surface. Common immediate side effects include, redness, firmness, pinching sensation, minor swelling, tenderness, bruising, stinging, tingling, numbness, skin sensitivity, mild to moderate pain, muscle cramping,…

At Spade, we customized two technology platforms to successfully treat this condition with no downtime or side effect. Within few short sessions, you would realize a great skin.

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Diabetes Facts

Each year, more people are diagnosed with prediabetes, a serious but reversible health condition that puts them at risk of developing not only type 2 diabetes (which has no cure), but also heart disease and strokes.

Approximately 34.1 million U.S. adults — more than 1 in 10 —have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and 7.3 million of those adults who met laboratory criteria were unaware or did not report having the disease, according to data from the CDC’s 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report

Diabetes Rates By Country 2021

Rank           Country      2021 Population

1                 China         1,444,216,107

2                 India           1,393,409,038

3                 USA            332,915,073

Diabetes

  • Total: 34.2 million people have diabetes (10.5% of the US population)
  • Diagnosed: 26.9 million people, including 26.8 million adults
  • Undiagnosed: 7.3 million people (21.4% are undiagnosed)

Prediabetes

  • Total: 88 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (34.5% of the adult US population)
  • 65 years or older: 24.2 million people aged 65 years or older have prediabetes

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects a body’s reaction to blood glucose, the blood sugar that gives us energy. Typically, our body uses a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas, to help move glucose into our cells to give them energy. People with diabetes either do not produce insulin, or their bodies cannot make or use it well.

Type 1 Diabetes

A person with type 1 diabetes does not produce any insulin or produces it in very minimal amounts. They must rely on artificial insulin to regulate their blood glucose. Typically, type 1 diabetes appears in children. The causes of type 1 diabetes are still largely unknown. Genetics has been found to play a role, but other nonspecific environmental factors can trigger the body’s immune system to attack insulin-producing areas of the pancreas, damaging it beyond repair. Most people with type 1 diabetes can live long and healthy lives. They must continue to monitor their blood glucose and self-administer insulin accordingly, but with practice this is not difficult.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes tends to present later in life — it is often referred to as “adult-onset diabetes — and affects a wide variety of people. People who develop type 2 diabetes can produce insulin, but they do not make enough, and their cells respond poorly to the insulin that is created. As with type 1 diabetes, there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. However, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and monitoring insulin and blood glucose carefully, most people with type 2 diabetes can live a normal, healthy life.

Gestational Diabetes

Some people develop diabetes during pregnancy — a condition known as gestational diabetes. As with other forms of diabetes, symptoms and outcomes can be improved by eating a healthy diet and getting a good amount of exercise. With most cases of gestational diabetes, the patient’s blood sugar normalizes after birth.

What Is Prediabetes?

Many people experience years of a condition called prediabetes before they develop type 2 diabetes. A person with prediabetes has blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, an indication that there may be an issue with insulin production or absorption. Fortunately, prediabetes can be reversed when care is taken with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. Symptoms of prediabetes include fatigue, frequent urination, and increased thirst; however, most people with prediabetes do not experience symptoms.

How Diabetes Affects Your Body

If no action is taken, prediabetes will typically develop into irreversible type 2 diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes must be managed carefully, and neither can be cured. For a person with either type of diabetes, if sugar is allowed to build up in the bloodstream, it can cause a cascading series of complications that may lead to heightened risks for serious, long-term health issues such as heart disease and damage to almost every area of the body including the nerves, kidneys, eyes, skin.

Lab Test Can Improve Your Quality of Care

Prediabetes and diabetes are diagnosed through a simple test called the A1C. Using a pinprick, your healthcare provider will draw a drop of blood, which is then sent to a laboratory. There, your blood will be analyzed, and your blood glucose levels will allow your doctor to determine whether you have diabetes, prediabetes, or other metabolic problems that need to be addressed. To make a more specific diagnosis, your provider may order further tests, including a fasting glucose blood sugar test or a urine analysis.

Who is at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Many Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Your chances of getting it depend on a combination of risk factors such as your genes and lifestyle. The risk factors include.

  • Having prediabetes, which means you have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes.
  • Being overweight or having obesity
  • Being age 45 or older
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Being African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having a low level of HDL (good) cholesterol or a high level of triglycerides
  • A history of diabetes in pregnancy
  • Having given birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • A history of heart disease or stroke
  • Having depression
  • Having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Having acanthosis nigricans, a skin condition in which your skin becomes dark and thick, especially around your neck or armpits
  • Smoking

How can I prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes?

If you are at risk for diabetes, you may be able to prevent or delay getting it. Most of the things that you need to do involve having a healthier lifestyle. So, if you make these changes, you will get other health benefits as well. You may lower your risk of other diseases, and you will probably feel better and have more energy. The changes are

  • Losing weight and keeping it off. Weight control is an important part of diabetes prevention. You may be able to prevent or delay diabetes by losing 5 to 10% of your current weight. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, your goal would be to lose between 10 to 20 pounds. And once you lose the weight, it is important that you don’t gain it back.
  • Following a healthy eating plan. It is important to reduce the amount of calories you eat and drink each day, so you can lose weight and keep it off. To do that, your diet should include smaller portions and less fat and sugar. You should also eat a variety of foods from each food group, including plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. It’s also a good idea to limit red meat and avoid processed meats.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise has many health benefits, including helping you to lose weight and lower your blood sugar levels. They both lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week. If you have not been active, talk with your health care professional to figure out which types of exercise are best for you. You can start slowly and work up to your goal.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking can contribute to insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. If you already smoke, try to quit.
  • Talk to your health care provider to see whether there is anything else you can do to delay or to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you are at high risk, your provider may suggest that you take one of a few types of diabetes medicines.

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Importance of SunScreen and SPF

The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to make your skin red when using the product exactly as directed versus the amount of time without any sunscreen. So ideally, with SPF 30 it would take you 30 times longer to burn than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen. Another way of looking at this is if your skin would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 30 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun without burning for approximately 300 minutes. This is a rough estimate that depends on skin type, intensity of sunlight and amount of sunscreen used. SPF is actually a measure of protection from amount of UVB exposure and it is not meant to help you determine duration of exposure.

Most people under-apply sunscreens, using ¼ to ½ the amount required. Using half, the required amount of sunscreen only provides the square root of the SPF. So, a half application of an SPF 30 sunscreen only provides an effective SPF of 5.5!

Is higher SPF better?

Sunscreens with really high SPFs, such as SPF 75 or SPF 100, do not offer significantly greater protection than SPF 30 and mislead people into thinking they have more protection than they actually do. Additionally, in order to have broad spectrum protection, the UVA protection should be at least 1/3 of the UVB protection. High SPF sunscreens usually offer far greater UVB than UVA protection, thus offering a false sense of full protection.

Why zinc oxide in our sunscreen?

Sunscreen with Zinc is the only sunscreen ingredient that protects against the entire spectrum of UVA and UVB, something that no other sunscreen component can do. People often use the term “SPF” interchangeably with “sunscreen.” SPF (sun protection factor) only gives you information on the degree of UVB protection, but it doesn’t tell you anything about UVA. This is unfortunate as UVA is responsible for aging and most of the long-term effects we see from the sun. So if you want protection from UVA rays, then you’ll want to choose a sunscreen containing zinc oxide.

Mineral Sunscreen vs. Organic Sunscreen

It’s important to be mindful of the potentially harmful effects of “traditional” products that you may have relied on in the past. Chemicals in sunscreen are used because they can be made into inexpensive products at a high SPF, but in reality, they are highly unstable and degrade quickly in high temperatures. By using mineral sunscreen products, you can make a definitive choice to keep your body and the environment as healthy as possible.

So which Sunscreen to purchase,

At Spade, we have evaluated and tested number of different Sunscreen products to which we can recommend what is best for your skin. Schedule your free skin analysis appointment today. Click Here>>>

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Still Shaving/Waxing?

Are you still shaving or waxing your legs?

Considering shaving 3 times a week, the number of shaving sessions you do adds up to 1,560 within 10 years. This is a never-ending effort. Laser Hair Removal with the right technology is an excellent alternative. It is quick, much cheaper than shaving or waxing, eliminate risk of occasionally cutting yourself with a razor, no more ingrown, smoother skin, shrink your pros and most of all is painless assuming it is with the right laser.

What is the right laser?

After treating over 7,000+ patients across all different skin types, GmaxPro laser by Candela is the right laser technology. It is quick, safe, requires less sessions and painless.

How many sessions do I need?

It is important to understand hair growth cycles. When we offer laser hair removal sessions to patients, we schedule their treatments to align with their hair growth cycles, ensuring that all hairs can be treated. Every hair you have goes through the following stages cyclically:

  • Anagen – During this phase, the hair is active and visible above the surface of your skin.
  • Catagen – In this next phase, the hair transitions from growing actively to resting in a dormant state.
  • Telogen – The hair is dormant at this time. It remains in your skin, but it rests above the base. Beneath it, the follicle begins to produce a new hair.
  • Exogen – During this phase, the hair sheds itself. Once it is gone, the new one which started to grow under it during the telogen phase can come up to the surface.

At any given moment, you have hairs in every phase of the cycle existing on your body simultaneously. While some hairs are falling out, others are robustly in their prime. This ensures that you always have some visible hair. Unfortunately, for those of us who prefer to be hairless in certain areas, the perpetual presence of hair is not what we want. Laser hair removal sessions are effective in eliminating hairs that are in the anagen phase. After your first session, we will wait a few weeks before performing another. During this time, a new group of hairs will enter the anagen phase, where they can be treated. We will repeat the process of performing a session and waiting until the hairs are gone.

Each session can eliminate up to 30% of your hairs. With each session, you will see progressive improvement. To target the maximum number of hairs during each session, it is best to space them between 4 and 6 weeks apart. This means that in most cases, you can be hair-free in your chosen area in less than one year.

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

It Depends on Your Body, Everyone has a different amount of hair, and everyone’s hair grows at a different rate. To get rid of all your unwanted hair in a given area, we need to schedule multiple sessions in accordance with your hair growth cycles. We will explain all about hair growth cycles in a moment! The number of laser hair removal sessions needed varies person to person because everyone’s body is different.

Is This Treatment Safe?

Absolutely! The light that the lasers emit is attracted to your hairs, not the surrounding tissue. Therefore, it can remove your hairs without causing damage to your skin. The treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You can go back to work and normal activities immediately after treatment.

The Results You Want to Achieve

While most people who get laser hair removal sessions want to get rid of all their unwanted hair, some just want to reduce the amount. People who do not need to completely remove their hairs need fewer sessions. For example, some men request one or two sessions for their face. Rather than eliminating all the hairs, this just decreases their number, making it easier to shave. The advantage for them is that while they can keep a beard if they choose, they will have less razer burn.

Laser Hair Removal Benefits

  • It Saves Time – For many areas of the body, this treatment can be completed in less than 15 minutes. For large areas such as the legs, you probably will not need to spend about 30 minutes. When you shave, you might spend 15 extra minutes in the shower. To maintain hairless skin, you could end up shaving over 1,560 times in the next 10 years! If it takes you 15 minutes each time, that’s 390 hours being wasted! The amount of time you will spend using depilatory creams is about the same as shaving, and the process needs to be repeated with the same frequency. Waxing is done less frequently, but the results are not permanent, and you need to factor in time to drive to your appointment. When you consider that you only need around 6 initial sessions and one or two touch-ups every year to maintain smooth skin with laser treatments, you can see how much time this method saves.
  • It Saves Money – To maintain a lifetime of shaving, waxing, or using depilatory creams, you need to buy a lot of products. Eliminating the need to purchase razors, shaving cream, aftershave, depilatory creams, and waxing appointments offsets the cost of getting laser treatments. For example, a lifetime of shaving can cost up to $15,000. You can “shave” this money off your budget by using laser treatments to achieve more lasting results.
  • It Reduces Irritation – Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all irritating to the skin. They can result in cuts, burns, redness, ingrown hairs, and razer burn. These negative effects are augmented by the fact that the methods which cause them need to be repeated frequently to maintain smooth skin. Getting laser treatments will relieve your skin of the constant application of razors, hot wax, and/or hair-dissolving chemicals.
  • It Provides Smooth Skin All the Time – How often have you started to put on a pair of shorts or a swimsuit, only to realize that you forgot to shave? When you be rid yourself of unwanted hairs via laser treatments, you never have to remember to shave. You can go to the beach, dress in short sleeves, and otherwise go about your day without thinking about your hair.

Contact us to learn more about this treatment. We will be happy to give you more information on how our treatments can provide the incredible convenience of hair-free skin. Click here to make an appointment>>>

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Importance of Collagen & Skin Aging

The skin made up of 3 main layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and subcutaneous tissue (fat).

The epidermis is the tough outer layer of the skin which is creates new skin cells. Within this layer, our skin pigment is created and acts as a protective layer to shield the body from the external environment. The epidermis is made up of five layers which continually generate new cells to replace the mature dead cells on the surface which are constantly shed.

The dermis is the middle layer made up of fibroblasts, collagen, and elastin fibers. This provides nutrients, physical support, strength, structure, hydration, and flexibility to the skin. The dermis layer also contains hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, lymphatic vessels, and blood vessels. Collagen and elastin in the dermis are arranged in woven dense fibers which provide the dermis with the ability to stretch and contract. Around 70% of the dermis is made up of collagen proteins. Collagen fibers exist in a constant state of flux, being degraded by proteolytic enzymes, and replaced by new collagen fibers.

The subcutaneous tissue (fat) connects the skin to the underlying bone and muscle. It is a layer of connective tissue and adipose tissue (fat) which is used mainly for fat storage as well as insulation and cushioning for the dermis and epidermis.

The effect of ageing on skin as we age, the body’s ability to replenish collagen naturally decreases by about 1.5% per year. This results in stiffening and breakage of the remaining collagen fibers, along with thickening and fraying of the elastin fibers. This degradation impacts the skin’s structure, elasticity, and firmness, resulting in the appearance of aged and wrinkled skin.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for about one-third of its protein composition. It is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas, and teeth. You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. It constitutes one-third of the total protein found within the body and makes up three-quarters by weight of dried skin.

What destroys collagen?

Perhaps it is even more important to avoid the following collagen-destroying behaviors:

  • Eating too much sugar and refined carbs. Sugar interferes with collagen’s ability to repair itself.
  • Getting too much sunshine. Ultraviolet radiation can reduce collagen production.
  • Smoking reduces collagen production. This can impair wound healing and lead to wrinkles.
  • Some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, can also damage collagen.

Nutrients that increase collagen production

Our body makes procollagen by combining two amino acids — glycine and proline. This process uses vitamin C. You may be able to help your body produce this important protein by making sure you get plenty of the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin C. Large amounts are found in citrus fruits, bell peppers, and strawberries.
  • Large amounts are found in egg whites, wheat germ, dairy products, cabbage, asparagus, and mushrooms.
  • Large amounts are found in pork skin, chicken skin, and gelatin, but glycine is also found in various protein-containing foods.
  • Large amounts are found in organ meats, sesame seeds, cocoa powder, cashews, and lentils.

Would laser or liked technology build collagen?

Collagen levels deplete naturally over time, and there is no way to prevent this inevitable process of ageing. Furthermore, the process of building collagen with nutrients is a very slow process, however thru use of lasers and other liked technology, the growth of collagen, elastin, and melanin can all be stimulated with great results.

What are my options?

  • Microneedling RF Technology – The treatment is a form of controlled skin injury. The damage stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues like acne scars and wrinkles.
  • Picoway – It uses short laser pulses to stimulate natural collagen production for a younger-looking skin tone. After treatment, your complexion will be brighter, firmer, and younger-looking.
  • Erbium Laser – This is a skin treatment in which a fluctuating and concentrated light beam is aimed at areas of the skin that need treatment. It has the effect of essentially removing the topmost layers of the skin a layer at a time.
  • LightPod Neo Laser – The 1064nm laser wavelength is to deliver energy to the deeper tissue for collagen remodeling while also diminishing vascular and pigmented blemishes closer to the surface. But the key to the clinical efficacy of Neo is it’s MicroPulse-1064TM technology – providing a very high-power pulse within a safe pulse duration.
  • Medical Grade Peel – Although it will not stimulate collagen, however, they are great to be used with certain laser treatment for maximum effectiveness. This will enhance collagen production.

Summary

Every one of the above options could be viable option, however, to determine the best and most effective option, it is important to understand the structure of skin before treating a patient. During our initial consultation, we utilize our computerized imaging technology to allow our providers to examine the layers of skin and then customize the rihgt and best package for you. To book for this appointment, click here>>>