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How Much does Coolsculpting Cost?

Coolsculpting Procedure
Coolsculpting has become the gold standard for noninvasive fat reduction and body contouring.  Performed in-office with no anesthesia, a Coolsculpting treatment is done as fast as 35 minutes.  There is no downtime or long recovery.  Patients are back on their feet immediately and can resume normal activities.  Over the next 2-4 months, the fat in the area treated will begin to decrease.  Sounds great, right?  So how much does Coolsculpting cost?
Coolsculpting Cost
The key part of the Coolsculpting procedure is the applicators.  Applicators are attached to different body areas to safely freeze the fat.  Coolsculpting applicators come in all sizes and shape designed for optimal treatment of different body areas.  There are small and large, curved and flat and even one designed especially for the chin.  The Coolsculpting cost is based on the size and number of applicators used.  One large applicator is needed to treat a lower abdomen while two small applicators may be needed to treat love handles.  Depending on the body type and amount of fat, the Coolsculpting technician will choose the right applicators to produce the best result.

So your Coolsculpting cost is determined by the mix of applicators required to give you results.  Coolsculpting prices run anywhere from $800 to $1600 an applicator.  A free consultation is required to give you an individualized quote.
Coolsculpting Near Me
Are you looking for Coolsculpting near me?  Beleza Medspa offers multiple locations with Coolsculpting available.  We were one of the first practices to offer Coolsculpting in Austin and have performed thousands of procedures.  We have many experienced Coolsculpting technicians to give you the best results.
Coolsculpting Vs Laser Lipo
Coolsculpting can help almost any patient.  However, patients wanting even more advanced body sculpting are candidates for smartlipo laser lipo.   In the hands of an experienced surgeon, smartlipo can remove more fat than Coolsculpting and sculpt a curvy figure.  Performed under local anesthesia while awake, smartlipo is safe and has minimal downtime.


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What Botox will do to your expression?

What is Botox?
Botox has been around for cosmetic purposes more than 10 years.  It has safely been injected in millions of patients.  Botox is a purified protein that used to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Repeated activity of facial muscles will eventually causes lines and wrinkles in the skin.  Botox injected into these muscles causes these wrinkles to not only smooth out, but also to prevent them.  But what will Botox do to your expression?
What Botox will do to your expression.
The goal of Botox injections is not to completely freeze the muscles, but to relax them enough to smooth and prevent wrinkles.  So what Botox does to your expression is usually good. Relaxing frown lines can make you look less angry and tired.  Botox forehead is used to perform a brow lift.  Botox crow’s-feet can make your eyes look wider.  Botox lips can make your lips poutier.  All of these effects from Botox will make you look younger and more refreshed but still have normal facial expressions.
How to get rid of wrinkles.
The first thing to remember is those wrinkles didn’t form overnight and will not go away overnight either.  Getting rid of wrinkles takes a multi-faceted approach coupled with continued maintenance.  There is no miracle cure that will take care of every wrinkle.  A general understanding of why wrinkles form is needed to properly treat them.
What is Collagen?
The building block of skin is collagen.  When we are younger we make plenty of collagen and its all in good shape.  As we age, mostly due to sun exposure, our collagen production slows down even to the point of losing collagen.  This loss of collagen causes wrinkles, sagging and generally older looking skin.  The key to treating wrinkles is to identify the factors contributing to loss of collagen and restarting collagen production.

A great way to look at getting rid of wrinkles is to imagine the face as a canvas.  The canvas itself is your facial skin.  Things like Botox and Juvederm are the paint.   With a fresh, new canvas, an artist can paint a beautiful picture.  However, starting with a damaged canvas, even the best artist will have difficulty painting on it.  So trying to use Botox and Juvederm to fix wrinkles on sun damaged skin will also not be very effective.  The best first step is to rebuild the canvas, the facial skin, so that Botox and Juvederm can do what they are designed to do.
Collagen Stimulation.
So how do we restart collagen production?  The cells that produce collagen are in the deep layer of the skin, the dermis.  We must reach them and stimulate them to produce new collagen.…

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10 things to know before getting a butt lift.

There is no doubt about it, butts are in!  Women are clamoring for ways to change the size and shapes of their backsides.  The Brazilian Butt Lift has become increasingly popular as a method to get the butt many women want.  Dr Lawrence Broder MD at Beleza Medspa Austin TX, has performed hundreds of Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries.  He is known for his artistry and creativity in reshaping women’s figures.  He discusses the 10 things you need to know before getting a butt lift:

General Anesthesia is not needed.
The Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is performed safely while awake using only local anesthesia.  General anesthesia is actually riskier than the BBL itself.  By avoiding going under, the risk, cost and recovery from the procedure is greatly reduced.

Liposuction of the waist is critical.
We judge the size of someone’s butt in relation to the size of their waist.  Smaller waist equals bigger butt.  Aggressive body sculpting is critical for good results.

Fat transfer has its limits.
We are transferring living fat cells in the hope they will survive in a new area.  The amount of fat we transfer is not only limited by how much fat you have, but by the size of your butt.  If we inject too much into a small but, most of it will die.  Patients with small butts who seek great increases in size will need butt implants.

The butt loves fat.
A large percentage of your butt is already fat.  As a result, transferred fat does very well in the butt.  It is important that the fat be handled carefully and injected back into the body as soon as possible.

You need fat.
We need something to transfer!  Weight gain before the procedure is recommended.  The best fat for transfer is from the abdomen and thighs.

You cannot sit on it.
You must avoid direct pressure on the butt for at least 72 hours and as little as possible during the first week.  You can sit, just put something under your thighs.

There is no other way to do it.
BBL surgery transforms your body in a way that cannot be replicated with diet and exercise.  The Brazilian Butt Lift Workout can give you some definition but it will not remove and transfer fat.  Body contouring of you waist and fat transfer to your buttocks is long-lasting as long as you take care of yourself.  The results are life-changing.

You can resume normal activities quickly.
When performed under local anesthesia, you are back on your feet immediately and go home numb.  Regular activities are resumed as soon as you can tolerate them.

Its cheaper than you think.
By avoiding unnecessary general anesthesia, the cost of a Brazilian Butt…

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Botox Lips

Lip Lines: Why do I have lines on my lips?
Encircling the mouth is a muscle that used to purse the lips.  Repeated use of this muscle over time causes lines to form around the mouth.  These lines are known as lip lines or lipstick lines (because lipstick tends to bleed into them).  They are very disconcerting to many women as they give an older appearance to those who have them.
Lip lines from Smoking.
Smokers are particularly susceptible to lip lines.  Repeated pursing of the lips while smoking tends to cause very deep lip lines.  Plus smoking damages the skin making it even easier for the lines to form.  Another reason to stop smoking!
What do Botox Lip Line Injections do?
Botox is a purified protein that we inject into the face for cosmetic reasons.  We use it to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  It takes 1-2 days to see some effect and 1-2 weeks for full effect.  The effects of Botox last 3-4 months.  Botox is the gold standard for treating wrinkles due to facial expression.

Botox around lips treats lip lines.  Small amounts of Botox injected into the muscle around the lips, relax it and promote smoothing of the lines.  Care must be taken to use enough Botox to see an effect, but not too much to affect the ability to use a straw.  Typically, only 1-2 units of Botox is needed in each lip line.
How to get rid of lip lines permanently?
Once lip lines have formed, they are difficult to remove with Botox alone.  Deep, longstanding lip lines will need filler injections to get rid of them permanently.  Small amounts of a dermal filler like Juvederm, are expertly placed to fill the lines.  Combining the muscle relaxation of Botox and the line filling with Juvederm, will get rid of lip lines permanently.
Botox Lips Cost
The great thing is that the Botox Lips Cost is very affordable.  Since small amounts of Botox are all that is needed, the Botox Cost is as low as $96.
Botox Lips Gone Wrong.
Botox Lip Injections must be performed carefully.  Incorrectly placed Botox injection, can affect muscles besides the one that causes lip lines.  This can result in a crooked smile for several months.
Botox Lip Lift.
Botox injections can also be used to help roll the lips out.  Precise injections of Botox at the lip border will add to lip definition and make the lips look fuller.  This is also known as the Botox Lip Pop.  Filler injections can plump the lips themselves.
Botox Lips Before and After.

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How much does Botox cost for forehead wrinkles?

Botox Forehead Lines
Those pesky horizontal forehead wrinkles, drive many of us crazy.  They make us look tired, angry, anxious or worried.  Where do they come from?  Is there any way to get rid of forehead lines?

Forehead Wrinkles
The action of the forehead muscles, the frontalis causes forehead wrinkles.  This muscle basically raises the brow.  Over time, repeated action of the frontalis causes wrinkles to form in the skin perpendicular to its action.  When were are younger and our skin is supple, these lines pop back as soon as we stop making an expression.  But as we age and mostly due to sun damage, the skin loses its ability to pop back after the expression.  This is when the wrinkles become permanent even when we are not raising our brows.
How to get rid of deep forehead wrinkles
Treatment of forehead wrinkles basically involves relaxing the frontalis muscle that causes them and repairing the skin.  Relaxing the forehead muscles is easy with Botox Injections.  15-20 units of Botox can relax the frontalis muscle to not only smooth forehead wrinkles that are already there, but to also prevent new ones.   Various skin treatments and products are then used to restore the suppleness of the skin so that new wrinkles will not form.
Forehead Botox
In a 15 minute office visit, multiple, almost painless Botox Injections are placed into the forehead muscles.  Within 1-2 days you will see some relaxation of the muscles and full effect may take 2 weeks.  We are not looking to freeze the forehead, but to relax it enough to allow the wrinkles to smooth.  Botox injections last 3-4 months and need maintenance for best effect.
Forehead Wrinkle Cream
Without repairing the forehead skin, the effects of Botox will be less and will not last as long.  Wrinkle creams that work like retinoids and growth factors are an easy daily maintenance to keep the results you have.  Procedures like microneedling, laser resurfacing, Ultherapy, Hydrafacials, and dermal fillers will also repair the sun damaged forehead skin.
How much does Botox cost for the forehead?
Less than you may think?  Depending on the amount of Botox needed for the results you want, it may cost as low as $180.…

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Does Hair Transplant Work?

Hair Transplant Procedure.

Modern hair transplant has been around for almost 70 years.  It has evolved into a more refined procedure focusing on producing more natural results.  Many advances have been made in hair transplant techniques and technology.  But does hair transplant work?
Does hair transplant work?
Yes!  Modern hair transplant basically involves taking hair follicles from bald resistant areas of your scalp and moving them to where you have hair loss.  These are your hair follicles and with careful harvesting and transplantation, they will successfully grow in new areas.  There are many variables for success of hair transplants including how good your donor site looks, how the hair grafts are removed and handled as well as how they are implanted. This is where experience, technique and technology play a big role in making your hair transplant work.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
Hair follicles  do not usually grow alone.  They grow in small groups of 1-4 hair follicles.  FUT involves transplanting these hairs in their normal groupings.  This produces much more natural results than individual follicles.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
For many years, the hair follicles were harvested by the strip method.  The surgeon would remove a strip of scalp from the donor area.  This strip would then be carefully dissected to remove the hair follicles.  Of course this strip method would leave a big scalp excision that would need to be closed and leave a large, linear scar.  Making matters worse, the harvesting of the grafts from the strip often damaged them leading to poorer results.

FUE has revolutionized the hair transplant procedure.  FUE actually involves the FUT method.  In FUE, the follicular units are extracted together directly from the scalp.  The technician uses a sharp punch and can visualize the exact orientation of the follicular units in the scalp.  This leads to less damage and better grafts .  Plus the FUE method only leaves a series of small circular scars in contrast to the large strip scar.  FUE patients also tend to have a faster recovery and less downtime.
Neograft Hair Transplant.
Neograft is an automated method to improve FUT and FUE.  The Neograft machine improves graft extraction and graft handling.  It also speeds up the process and tends to have less graft damage.  The Neograft headpiece has a powered punch for consistent graft harvesting as well as suction to gently extract each follicular unit.
What is the hair transplant success rate?
In experienced hands, FUE techniques like Neograft have shown graft survival rates as high as 90%.  A combination of experienced hair technicians coupled with the right technique and technology, will produce the best success rate.
Is hair transplant long-lasting?
The hair follicles transplanted from the bald resistant areas are resistant to the hormones…

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How does Coolsculpting work?

Coolsculpting Procedure.*
By now many people have heard of the revolutionary fat freezing procedure, Coolsculpting.  With millions of Coolsculpting treatments performed, it is rapidly becoming accepted as the gold standard for non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring.  But how does Coolsculpting work?  Is it Safe?  Are there any long-term side effects?

How does Coolsculpting work?
Coolsculpting was developed almost by accident.  Pediatricians have long noticed that children who kept popsicles against their cheeks for long periods of time would develop dents.  It was believed that the sustained cold applied to the inside of the cheek was killing some of the fat cells.  The Coolsculpting technology was based on this principle.  It basically freezes the fat in the area treated without damaging the surrounding tissues.  It does this in a controlled fashion with an applicator that sucks the fat up into it.  The fat is kept at a specific temperature for a set amount of time.  The Coolsculpting procedure does not kill the fat cells immediately.  Instead it damages them so over the next several months they begin to die.  The body harmlessly removes them over this period revealing a reduction in the size of the fatty area.

So Coolsculpting actually removes fat cells from your body.  If you maintain your weight or better yet, lose weight, the results are long-lasting.  Coolsculpting can even be repeated for better results.
Is Coolsculpting safe?
Yes!  Millions of Coolsculpting procedures have been performed without any serious side effects reported.  Some patients have experienced some discomfort at the treatment areas after the procedure, but this usually resolves with time.
Are there any long-term side effects of Coolsculpting?
To date, no long-term side effects of Coolsculpting have been reported.  As we have already discussed, Coolsculpting uses your body’s natural systems to harmlessly remove fat cells treated during the procedure.
What are the advantages of Coolsculpting over other fat reduction procedures?
Well the biggest advantage is that it actually works!  You will see results when properly performed.  Coolsculpting is also non-invasive and non-surgical.  No needles or anesthesia needed.  It is a relatively comfortable 30-60 minute procedure where you are free to do whatever you want.  Plus there is no downtime.  You are back on your feet immediately and can resume normal activities very quickly.  Coolsculpting is a truly a revolutionary method of dealing with fatty areas.
Is Coolsculpting right for me?
The only way to answer this is during a free consultation with one of our coolsculpting technicians.  Coolsculpting is not a miracle cure for fat or a weight loss procedure.  But in the right patients, Coolsculpting can offer exceptional results with little risk, pain or downtime.  It is ideal for healthy adults who take care of themselves and need some…

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Coolsculpting Vs Smartlipo.

Which is better, Coolsculpting or Smartlipo?
It depends on what you are looking for.  Both Coolsculpting and Smartlipo are excellent procedures for body sculpting.  They both offer the ability to shape your body with minimal discomfort and downtime.  However, both Coolsculpting and Smartlipo are not right for every patient.  Lets look more at Coolsculpting Vs Smartlipo.
Coolsculpting: Freezing the fat.
Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is now a proven technology that has been around for years.  Millions of patients have been treated with this non-invasive and non-surgical procedure.  Performed in-office in as little as 35 minutes, Coolsculpting can reduce troublesome fatty areas on your body as much as 25%.  The procedure is very comfortable and there is no downtime or need for anesthesia.  Coolsculpting can be repeated for even better results.  New Coolsculpting applicators are faster and cover more body area and can treat double chins as well as almost any body area.
Smart Laser Liposuction or Smartlipo.
First introduced as the use of the Smartlipo laser to melt fat and tighten skin, Smart Liposuction has evolved into an even better procedure.  Using safe, tumescent anesthesia, smart liposuction can be performed while awake.  There is minimal discomfort and patients are back on their feet immediately.  Even better, an experienced surgeon can actually sculpt your body to accentuate your curves and transfer fat to other areas.  The actual liposuction procedure itself also induces skin tightening.
Coolsculpting Vs Smart Liposuction.
So Coolsculpting is great for small fatty areas where just reduction is needed.  It is ideal for those who don’t like needles or have no time for recovery.  However it does not tighten skin, perform sculpting or offer fat transfer.

Smart liposuction offers the abilities of the surgeon to perform body sculpting.  The surgeon can also remove more fat in multiple areas than Coolsculpting can.  When performed under local anesthesia, the procedure is very safe and downtime is minimal.  Smart Liposuction also offers skin tightening and the ability to fat transfer.
So which fat reducing procedure is best for me?
It depends on your body type and expectations.  Coolsculpting can definitely deliver great results.  If you are looking for ‘wow’ results, smart liposuction may be the better procedure.  Smart liposuction can address more areas at once and can remove more fat immediately.  There is swelling after smartlipo that takes time to resolve but this is comparable to Coolsculpting that takes 2-4 months for results.  So if you are just looking for some quick and easy fat reducing treatments, Coolsculpting is for you.  If you want a dramatic change of your body shape, smart liposuction would be better.  A free consultation is the first step necessary to decide if Coolsculpting Vs Smartlipo would be right for…

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Coolsculpting with CoolAdvantage.

Beleza Medspa now offers the latest Coolsculpting CoolAdvantage applicators.

Faster treatment time at only 35 minutes.
Great comfort during treatment.
More tissue treated during procedure.

With millions of happy patients, Coolsculpting has become the gold standard for noninvasive body contouring.   The only downside is that each Coolsculpting applicator could only treat a body area in one hour.  Of course this is not a terrible amount of time, but taking at least 2 hours to treat your love handles when we are all very busy, can be burdensome.  The new Coolsculpting CoolAdvantage applicators are designed to address these issues.
CoolAdvantage Innovative Features.
The new CoolAdvantage applicators have been redesigned to change the shape of the applicator cup to increase direct tissue contact and lowering the temperature the treatment.  The CoolAdvantage applicator is similar to the CoolMini applicator where instead of the fat being sandwiched between two plates, there is a continuous curved area which requires less vacuum and an increase in the overall treatment area.  The result is a 50% decrease in treatment time and a 45% increase in comfort during the procedure.  Studies have shown that 85% of patients prefer Coolsculpting with CoolAdvantage due to shorter treatment times and increased comfort.
CoolAdvantage Options.
The CoolAdvantage applicators come in 3 versions:

CoolFit Advantage™: Ideal for vertical areas of fat such as the inner thighs
CoolCore Advantage™: Effortlessly hugs the contours of the abdomen
CoolCurve+ Advantage™: Perfect for curvy areas like the flanks and love handles

CoolAdvantage’s applicators have been specially developed to be effective on more body sizes and shapes.  Our experienced Coolsculpting technicians can meet with you and design a treatment plans based on your body shape and needs.
Coolsculpting Austin Experts at Beleza Medspa.
Beleza Medspa has treated more than 2000 Coolsculpting Austin patients over the past 5 years.  We offer Coolsculpting at multiple locations as well as the new Cooladvantage applicators. Make your free consultation today to see how Coolsculpting with Cooladvantage can help you today!


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Austin Med Spa

Looking for your Austin Med Spa?
Beleza Med Spa has provided thousands of Austinites with state of the art aesthetic services for more than 9 years.  We are your one stop practice for injectables, laser procedures, hydrafacials, chemical peels, IPL photofacials, microneedling, laser hair removal and more.  We know how bad the traffic is in Austin, so we locations both north and south of Austin to try to make it more convenient for you to visit.
What should I look for in an Austin Med Spa?
There are many things to consider when looking at Austin Med Spas.  We all like to look at pricing and that is very important.  But it is important to properly compare what is being offered. Med Spa services are medical procedures and require oversight by a physician.  Is there a physician listed on the website?  Is there any mention of the physician in the office.  A well run Austin Med Spa is owned and operated by a physician.  Only then do you know that he or she takes responsibility for the services provided including the training and supervision of the staff. Many Austin Med Spas are owned by non-medical individuals.  The physician has no direct interest or oversight of the facility or staff and is only there to receive a check.  Your safety at such facilities is in jeopardy.  Many of these med spa procedures have side effects and complications.  Who is going to take care of you when something goes wrong?  Knowing there is a physician owner who makes it his career to work in aesthetics, can give you the peace of mind when choosing an Austin Med Spa.
What should I expect at an Austin Med Spa?
Med Spas bridge the worlds of day spas and medical offices.  So unlike a traditional medical office, you should expect and receive a higher level of customer service.  After all, you chose that med spa over many competitors and you are paying out-of-pocket, not through insurance.  You should feel like your business is appreciated.  A good med spa will also offer you more than you came in for.  As a medical office, you should expect your privacy to be respected.  You should expect to receive informed consent prior to all procedures.  You should expect appropriate aftercare instructions and follow-up after all procedures.  As you can see, med spas have a lot to deliver to you every visit!
Austin Med Spa Services:
Common med spa services that many patients seek are Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, Hydrafacials, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Coolsculpting and Ultherapy.  Beleza Med Spa offers all of these services and the experience and training with them to give you the results you want.  Book…

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