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  Fall Meet & Greet Happy Hour: Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS If you have not had the pleasure of meeting our new Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, here’s your chance. On November 16th, Beleza will host a meet and greet happy hour to introduce our new addition to the Cedar Park surgery team, Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in cosmetic surgery to meet Dr. Hix-Hernandez and understand her specialities. And, I must say, she is seriously impressive! Check out her reviews here! Dr. Hix-Hernandez will discuss her cosmetic surgery specialities and educate us on her experience and background as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. The night will also include mini-consultations with Dr. Hix-Hernandez. All attendees will have the opportunity to get advice from a board-certified plastic surgeon about their specific cosmetic surgery desires. Discussions to include, but not limited to: Breast Augmentation + Reduction | Mommy Makeovers | Body Contouring | Cosmetic Revisions We are also thrilled to have Allergan representative for Natrelle® Breast Implants, Kimon Wood, join us who will be available to discuss the different implant options available at Beleza. For more information on breast augmentation at Beleza, click here. WHEN Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 PM WHERE BELEZA CEDAR PARK: 351 Cypress Creek Rd, Suite 204, Cedar Park, TX 78613 RSVP Please call 1.800.509.9785 or Email or register online here. Whether you are on the fence, or have already decided you are ready to pull the trigger on cosmetic surgery, join us on November 16th to meet Dr. Hix-Hernandez. We will have light appetizers and beverages for all attendees and looking forward to chatting with you in person.…

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Allure Magazine announced their highly-anticipated Best of Beauty Breakthrough Awards this week recognizing the best-of-the-best in various beauty categories. Beleza was especially pleased to see that Allure awarded the 2017 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award to three of our top-selling (and personal favorite) products: Juvéderm Volbella® XC, SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum, and SkinMedica® Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum. What is  Juvéderm Volbella® XC? Juvéderm Volbella® XC (Volbella) is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used for lip augmentation and for the correction of perioral lines, often called “lipstick lines” in adults. The lidocaine gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain. Allergan’s new formulation in the product, the Vycross technology, separates this filler from other dermal fillers. It produces natural, softer lips and patients experience less swelling after the injections. “It’s made with a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid than any other filler out there, so it has a soft consistency and is the best option for anyone who wants a very natural look,” says Jessica Wu, a dermatologist in Los Angeles. (Allure). Where can I buy Volbella? As an added convenience to our patients, Beleza offers Volbella at all four locations making it easy on your commute to finally get those lips done. I might be a little biased, but Beleza truly does have some of the top injectors in Austin (and maybe even Texas!). As a Top 25 Allergan Aesthetic Practice in the country, (AKA Black Diamond Practice), all Beleza MedSpa injectors receive the highest level of training from Allergan directly on all injectables, including Volbella. Taking the plunge to get your lips done is nerve racking enough as it is, so it’s best to avoid the added stress of worrying about your injector’s experience. Take a seat at the big kids table and let us take care of your new perfect pout. Call or email us to book your FREE consultation: 1.800.509.9785. Click here to check out some of our before and after photos! What is Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum? Let’s just put it this way: Alto is THE antioxidant to buy. We all know antioxidants are a key player in a skin care routine because they protect against damage caused by free radicals (pollution, sun, and stress etc). Alto Defense literally takes being an antioxidant to a new level. It is a lightweight, powerful, innovative serum that contains 19 different antioxidants to protect your skin from nasty cell-damaging, wrinkle-causing free radicals. Yes, we said 19! Where can I buy Skinbetter Science Alto Defense? From Beleza MedSpa, of course! Skinbetter Science has put the lock-down on all 3rd party online retailers, so unfortunately we are unable to sell their products from our online store. That said, we are happy to ship to you directly. To purchase this amazing product (or any Skinbetter Science products), please visit us in-store at one of our four store locations, or please give our sister store, Texas Beauty Company, a call at 512.953.0512 or email (PSST – they ship nationwide FOR FREE when you spend $50!) What is SkinMedica® Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum? Lytera 2.0 is a pigment correcting serum used to treat hyper-pigmentation skin. The best part about Lytera 2.0 is that it is clinically proven to address pigment discoloration, regardless of your genetics or skin tone. And, it’s ideal for ALL skin types? Unheard of! Another highlight of this brightening serum is that it complements the use of other skin care treatments such as laser therapy, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other skin care products. We have had clients see results in as little as two weeks and then even better results after 12 weeks! It contains five key ingredients to help lighten dark skin splotches, even out your skin tone, and diminish dark spots. And, the cherry on top? Lytera 2.0 will fit in seamlessly with your other skin care products. Again, unheard of! Where can you buy SkinMedica® Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum? You’re in luck! You can purchase Lytera 2.0 directly from our online store, Texas Beauty Company, (FREE shipping over $50!), or please visit us in-store at one of our four store locations to purchase. BUY NOW: SkinMedica® Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum All in all, we are thrilled Allure Magazine confirmed what we already knew was true: these three top selling products truly are leaders in their field. Please call or email us to book your free consultation if you would like more information: info@belezamedicalspa.com or 1.800.509.9785.…

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NeoGraft Event Announced

Beleza to Host Gentleman’s Happy Hour for Hair Restoration Beleza will host a Gentleman’s Happy Hour on September 14, 2017 to gain awareness on the state-of-the-art hair restoration procedure, NeoGraft. NeoGraft is the first and only FDA cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. The NeoGraft system delivers automation of the FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique, the most advanced technique in the hair transplant industry. NeoGraft provides absolute exact harvesting and placement, delivering repeatable results. With NeoGraft’s technology each follicle is removed individually while the patient is comfortable. A natural looking head of hair is created with this minimally-invasive procedure. Learn more about NeoGraft here. The event will be held at Finley’s Barber Shop downtown and will feature delicious cocktails by Sourced Craft Cocktails and hot towel straight razor shaves by Finley’s for all event attendees. Attendees will learn more about the procedure, be able to speak with Dr. Lawrence Broder and NeoGraft technicians directly, and meet actual NeoGraft patients who have undergone the procedure. (Or just relax with a craft cocktail and grab a clean shave!) WHEN Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 PM WHERE Finley’s Barber Shop Downtown (237 West 3rd Street | Austin, TX 78701) DETAILS Complimentary facial grooming and straight shaves for all attendees Craft cocktails by Sourced Craft Cocktails Private NeoGraft consultations Gift bags for all attendees Exclusive event pricing on NeoGraft (BIG discounts!) RSVP All interested event attendees are invited to join, ladies and gentlemen welcome! No attendees under the age of 21, please. RSVP required to lesley@belezamedicalspa.com Learn more about this event        …

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The 5 Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Although men like to joke around about the subject of low testosterone (or low “T”), it’s actually a serious matter, and most men don’t realize that it can cause a series of problems down the road, including osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease. A recent medical study said that approximately 13 million men in the U.S. suffer from low testosterone. The medical term is hypogonadism, and it may cause some real problems among men. If you feel like you might have a case of low “T,” be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor right away. He or she can run some simple blood tests to determine whether or not you have a problem. The following are five common symptoms of low testosterone: Low Sex Drive Although the desire to have sex varies in frequency in most men, apparently men with low testosterone lose that desire altogether. Other factors, such as alcohol, caffeine, anti-depressants, and a lack of exercise may contribute to a lack of interest in sex, however, low “T” seems to be one of the major factors involved. Erectile Dysfunction Erections are triggered by the release of a molecule called nitric oxide, and the male hormone testosterone is required for triggering its release. For men with low “T,” erections are either impossible or not firm enough for intercourse. Low Fluids The three parts of man’s body that produce sperm are: the prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles, each of which requires an ample supply of testosterone in order to do their job. A normal supply of ejaculatory fluid is 1.5 to 5 cubic centimeters, and a man who is low on testosterone will typically notice a sharp decline in the amount of sperm that he’s able to produce. Fatigue It’s normal to come home feeling tired after a long, busy day of work, but if you feel depleted 24/7, you could be suffering from a case of low testosterone. In addition to fatigue or an empty tank, men with low testosterone levels also have an overall lack of energy, and also have a tendency to lie around the house more than they should. Mood Swings A case of low testosterone can make you feel irritable and depressed. It can also cause mood swings where you feel great one day and depressed the next. How Can It Be Treated? The good news is that low testosterone can be treated easily. For example, your doctor can inject testosterone pellets or gels under your skin. In addition, testosterone therapy can also be administered to help resolve problems like mood swings, low sex drive, fatigue, and low sperm production. When it comes to low testosterone, other forms of treatment are weight loss, a healthy diet, exercise, and treatment for depression. Your doctor can also run some blood tests to determine if your sexual development is correct for your age.  Please make a free hormone replacement consultation.…

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Get Great Results with Fat Transfer Procedure

Many people who undergo liposuction procedures want to get rid of the excess, unwanted fat; however, there’s a procedure that can actually give you two great results by using this fat. Fat transfer essentially takes the unwanted fat from areas such as the thighs and abdomen, and transfers it to other areas that may need plumping and firming. You will essentially be getting two great results with fat transfer. Fat transfer is also a natural alternative to fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane than may have side effects. During a fat transfer procedure—also called fat grafting or fat transplant, excess fat is taken from the areas requiring smoothing using liposuction techniques. This liposuction procedure uses smaller needles and lighter suction in order not to damage the fat cells. These cells are then treated to eliminate any excess fluids, and then placed into areas where you want to see firming and plumping. Fat cell transfer procedures can be used for: • Breast augmentation • Facial rejuvenation • Buttock augmentation • Hand augmentation • Reducing the look of scars Why Fat Transfer Instead of Regular Fillers? While injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have been used successfully for a long time, the results are not indefinite. When undergoing the fat transfer procedure using fat from a patient’s body, there is little chance of an allergic reaction and the results are more long-lasting. Advances in Fat Transfer Fat transfer is also beginning to advance by using fat stem cells. This procedure is called stem enhanced fat transfer and does not use controversial embryonic cells, rather it uses natural fat stem cells. Using these types of fat cells will actually increase the body’s natural ability to heal because of the anti-inflammatory agents that are released. Additionally, because these cells because these cells have growth factors, they can rejuvenate and tighten the skin. The entire fat transfer procedure is safe and non-invasive. It is also relatively pain free, requiring only a local anesthetic. Patients will be able to return to their normal routines very quickly.…

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Men and Cosmetic Surgeries

When cosmetic surgeries first gained popularity, the general public felt it was more targeted towards women. After seeing women come out with life changing results, men began to wonder why they can’t have a piece of the cosmetic world as well. Now in 2014, cosmetic surgeries are beginning to become more and more popular for the male population. The Growing Trend of Male Liposuction Procedures Most men act like personal image is not a big deal but deep down they feel there is a lot of potential for improvement. This is where cosmetic procedures come in. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 1.2 million men had some kind of cosmetic surgery in 2012. Of the most common procedures performed, the top 5 were: Nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, male breast reduction, and facelift. While all cosmetic surgeries are tending to grow in popularity with the XY population, many cosmetic doctors have begun to notice the sudden increase in male liposuction patients. In 2012, nearly 23,000 men received a form of liposuction to help get rid of unwanted fat. What’s in it for men? Just like women, men have poor self-esteem over uncontrollable fat deposits throughout their body. With liposuction, areas that have accumulated with fat over years and years can be removed in a matter of minutes. Some of the most common areas men tend to focus on are the abdomens and love handles. Once the fat is taken out, the patient is left feeling more confident due to a more defined and sculpted body. Why are Men Opting for these Procedures? In the past few years many minimally invasive procedures have been introduced to the popular liposuction industry. With revolutionary technologies like SmartLipo and Vaser Lipo, the once feared liposuction surgery is now safe, fast, and effective. These liposuction procedures use tumescent (local) anesthesia, which allows the patient to stay awake and not feel pain, all while avoiding the complications of general anesthesia which used to come with traditional liposuction. What is nice about modern liposuction procedures is that they have little to no downtime or pain and the patient is able to walk out of the door on their own right after the procedure. As a result of the quick recovery and immediate results, men are starting to realize just how easy the solution is towards a healthier and more defined body.…

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Liposuction San Antonio

Are you looking for Liposuction in San Antonio? Liposuction is increasingly becoming a popular method of body contouring.  The use of local anesthesia has made the procedure a very safe outpatient surgery.   Eliminating general anesthesia reduces the risk, expense and recovery of liposuction.  The addition of technologies like Smartlipo Laser Liposuction, Vaser Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction and Power Assisted Liposuction have further improved results and recovery. Who is Liposuction for? Liposuction is for any healthy individuals who want to reduce fatty areas on their bodies.  This can run the gamut from very fit patients who need fine tuning to moderately obese patients who need a jump start to lose weight.  The goal of liposuction is to remove the fat from the areas treated.  We are not trying to take all the fat, but enough fat to show a noticeable difference while maintaining the body contours.  As long as body weight is maintained or weight lost, the results from liposuction are long-lasting.  Ideal areas for liposuction include resistant fat areas.  These are the areas that are the hardest to lose even after significant weight loss.  This includes abdomens and love handles in men and thighs in women. How do I find a surgeon for Liposuction San Antonio? The choice for a liposuction surgeon can be daunting.  There are a host of plastic and cosmetic surgeons who advertise their superiority over each other.  There are also choices for inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as multiple technologies.  The good thing about cosmetic surgery is that the prices, results and reviews are all readily available.  Unlike other fields of medicine, cosmetic surgeons have to be transparent about prices and results.  The reputation of the cosmetic surgeon is critical to his or her success.  So it is important to do your homework and look at and compare the results, prices and reviews. Things to look for include training, experience and an artistic eye.  Unfortunately, no amount of schooling or training (board certification) can give a cosmetic surgeon the creative ability needed to be good at liposuction.  This is where your consultation with the surgeon as well as his pictures come in.  If you do not feel comfortable with his vision of what your body needs, look for another surgeon. How about Liposuction San Antonio Cost? Liposuction is very competitive these days and prices should reflect this.  You will see a wide range of liposuction costs from exorbitant plastic surgeon fees to cut rate cosmetic surgeon prices.   With the advent of local tumescent anesthesia, the need for general anesthesia and an anesthesiologist is eliminated.  This markedly reduces the cost of the procedure.  As a result, liposuction can safely be performed as an outpatient.  So the lowest liposuction San Antonio cost can be found by surgeons who perform the procedure under local anesthesia in their own facilities. The other liposuction cost issue to consider is a bundled price.  Try to look for a facility that gives you one price for your procedure that includes everything.  Your liposuction quote should at least include the preop, labs, procedure, anesthesia, follow up, and garment.  Beware of surgeons who try to nickle and dime you with extra fees like facility fees, disposables, etc. Liposuction San Antonio TX Lawrence Broder MD of Beleza Medspa Austin TX has performed more than 3000 Smartlipo Laser liposuction procedures.  He is a talented surgeon with an artistic eye.  He is experienced with Smartlipo Laser, Vaser Ultrasonic and Power Assisted Liposuction.  Dr Broder is also a fat transfer expert with hundreds of natural breast augmentations, Brazilian Butt Lifts and facial fat transfer procedures under his belt.  He owns his own AAAHC accredited, state of the art surgical suite in Cedar Park TX.  Your safety, comfort and results are his main priority. To make it easier for our San Antonio Liposuction patients, Beleza Medspa offers a $150 credit to our San Antonio patients.  This should cover the gasoline and a night’s hotel stay if desired.  We work with our San Antonio patients to make the consultation and procedure as easy as possible. Liposuction San Antonio Military Dr Broder is former US Army and has spent time at BAMC and Ft Sam Houston.  He has treated hundred of active duty soldiers and their dependents from the Ft Hood area.  He is fully aware of the unique needs of soldiers including the requirements of the tape test.  Even better, Beleza Medspa offers a further 5% discount to Liposuction San Antonio Military patients. …

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What is Anti Aging? We age for several reasons.  There are external factors like the sun, pollution, cigarettes and bad diets that cause us to age.  There are also internal factors that effect aging which mainly involve our genes and their expression.  Many of the external factors influence the expression of genes.  It is the external factors that we mainly have control of.  So anti aging involves lessening these external factors as well as their effect on our genes and their expression. What is the Best Anti Aging? Simply put the best anti aging is healthy living.  Good nutrition and regular exercise will probably make more of a difference than anything else.  What you put into your mouth has more to do with how you age than anything else.  Maintaining a normal weight and eating more of a plant based diet has been proven to extend life and prevent disease.  Exercise has so many positive effects throughout the body that would make a drug company envious.  Even better, exercise has no cost, and makes you feel and look better! How about Anti Aging Creams? The market is flooded with anti aging creams.  What works?  Unfortunately most anti aging creams do not work.  They are mostly overpriced moisturizers buoyed by advertising.   However there are many anti aging creams with proven anti aging benefit.  They consist of retinoids, growth factors and antioxidants.  Retinoids have proven ability to stimulate skin cells to make new collagen, the building block of skin.  Growth factors are proteins that stimulate a multitude of effects in many other cells.  Antioxidants are natural substances that absorb the damaging free radicals produced by pollution and sun exposure.  So looking for medical grade anti aging creams with these ingredients is most effective. How about Anti Aging Skin? Besides the anti aging creams we already mentioned, there are many other anti aging skin treatments.  The first  and most effective anti aging skin treatment is protection.  Liberal use of sun blocks prevents the sun damage from occurring.  Once there are visible signs of aging, there are many treatments to not only improve its appearance but to actually reverse some of the damage.  IPL photofacials utilize broad band light to remove any brown spots or small blood vessels.   CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing can remove the upper layer of damaged skin and heat the lower layer to induce skin tightening.   Radiofrequency treatments like Thermage and Venus Freeze use radio waves to heat the lower skin layers to cause tightening.  Chemical peels can remove layers of damaged skin while stimulating some tightening.  A consultation with a skin care specialist can determine which anti aging skin treatments are best for you.…

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Liquid Facelift Austin TX

What is the Liquid Facelift? The traditional facelift has lost favor with many people.  The expense, risk, pain, downtime as well as the artificial results just don’t cut it with modern consumers.  Savvy patients are now looking for easier facelift alternatives that are safe and convenient.   They also require little to no downtime as well as reasonable prices.  Most importantly, they demand immediate results.    The liquid facelift may be the procedure they are looking for. Based on the use of Botox and fillers, the liquid facelift concentrates on the use of injectables to improve facial appearance.   The good thing is that these procedures have been performed tens of millions of times and have a remarkable safety record.  They require a short office visit and have little to no downtime.  Their prices have been driven down by competition and their results are evident in a short time. Botox and fillers are used to relax wrinkles and tension lines throughout the face as well as restore lost volume.  Their combination use allows for even greater results as their effects complement each other.  Even better they can be repeated as needed allowing maintenance of the face as it ages. Botox Botox is the neurotoxin that has been around more than 10 years with a proven safety record.  Its judicious use to relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles and cannot be replicated by other treatments. Botox is the foundation of the liquid facelift as it allows facial fillers to work better to fill lines.  Botox can even be used to gently alter the facial muscle dynamics to lift the brow.  Botox is injected painlessly with very small needles and takes 1-2 days to work and 1-2 weeks to see full effect. Facial Fillers The other mainstay of the liquid facelift is the use of facial fillers.   Facial fillers like Juvederm, are used to fill lines and wrinkles as well as restore lost facial volume.  They consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural building block of skin.  They are injected to smooth lines like laugh lines as well as to rebuild cheeks, temples and chins.   They require topical anesthesia and can have some swelling, bruising and redness after the procedure.  There results are immediately evident and facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years. Is the Liquid Facelift For Me? The good thing is that almost all patients can be helped with Botox and facial fillers.  However, every patient is different and there are different degrees of facial aging.  A consultation is required to determine if the liquid facelift is the best treatment for you.  Patients with more advanced aging may require complementary procedures like IPL Photofacials or CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing before the liquid facelift.…

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What is a Non Surgical Facelift? We all know the signs of the aging face. Drooping skin, deep wrinkles, sunken cheeks and rough skin. Traditionally, we have been taught that the surgical facelift was the only answer.   Driven by the plastic surgery community, expensive and painful facelift operations have been the norm.   Requiring general anesthesia, patients were faced with the risks of having their breathing taken over by a machine.  Coupled with a painful recovery and high prices, the artificial facelift results hardly seem worth it. This has led many doctors and patients to seek non surgical facelift alternatives.   The goal is to address many of the signs of the aging face without the risk, pain, downtime and expense of the traditional facelift.  As a result, the market has been flooded with many treatments and procedures with dubious claims.  Miracle creams, microcurrent treatments, and facials just don’t work.  The good thing is that there are new non surgical facelift treatments that are proven to work. The Best Non Surgical Facelift Alternatives. There exists a great deal of medical knowledge about aging skin and how to treat it.  We know that many of the changes in aging skin are due to breakdown of the main building block of skin, collagen.  As we age our collagen production decreases and our existing collagen breaks down.  This leads to the drooping skin, wrinkles and loss of elasticity we see.   So many of the effective anti aging skin treatments revolve around collagen stimulation.   To induce skin cells to make new collagen and tighten existing collagen is the real fountain of youth. Retinoids The retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and are used topically.  They actually have been shown to induce skin cells to make new collagen and turnover existing collagen at a faster rate.  They range from over the counter retinols to prescription grade retin-a (tretinoin).  They need to be part of any anti aging regimen and are a cheap and easy to use facelift alternative.  Results take several months, but retinoids are safe to use indefinitely. Heat The other proven method to induce new collagen formation is the use of heat.  Heat has been shown to tighten existing collagen and induce skin cells to make new collagen.  The new collagen appears at least a month after the application of heat.  The trick with the use of heat is to apply it at the right level of the skin, in the right amount without causing burns.  There are many ways to due this.  There are lasers that use light energy to apply heat at different levels like CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing.  Radiofrequency uses radio waves to penetrate the skin and heat the lower layers.  Examples of this include Thermage and Venus Freeze.  There are also now procedures that use ultrasound energy to heat the skin like Ultherapy.  All of these machines are just tools that require appropriate patient selection and application for best results. NeoJuvenescence Lift Studies have shown that the best results come from combination treatments.  Beleza Medspa Austin TX has developed the NeoJuvenescence Lift, a combination non surgical facelift alternative. The NeoJuvenescence Lift involves the proven procedures CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing, SmartLipo Laser liposuction, Platelet Rich Plasma and Fat Transfer for maximum results.  The NeoJuvenescence Lift provides a fresh new skin, restores facial volumes, removes jowls and and tightens the face and neck overall.  It provides the latest non surgical facelift procedures in one treatment. …

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