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Category: Skincare Products

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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Botox Forehead Lines

What are Forehead lines? We all have them, some more than others.  Those pesky forehead wrinkles can really age you and make you look sad, tired and worried.  Where do they come from?  The horizontal creases seen on the forehead skin are due to the actions of the underlying muscle, the frontalis.  The frontalis muscle runs up and down from your brow to your scalp.  It serves to raise the brow to open up the eyes.  It is this action that causes the forehead lines.  When it contracts, the overlying skin bunches up and forms a crease perpendicular to the up down action of the muscle.  When you are younger, the skin is in good shape and once the muscle relaxes, the skin snaps back and the line disappears.  These are called dynamic lines.  As we age, the skin loses elasticity due to loss of collagen from sun damage.  All of a sudden, those lines don’t go away when the muscle relaxes.  As a result, the forehead lines are there all the time or become static wrinkles. How do I get rid of forehead wrinkles? So as you can see, the frontalis muscle has to be relaxed to do anything about forehead lines.  Botox is ideal for this purposes.  Botox is a purified protein that is injected to relax the muscles of facial expression.  Anywhere from 10-20 units of Botox can relax the muscle just enough to diminish or even erase the wrinkles.  The good thing is that by relaxing the muscle, the wrinkles will not get worse.  So Botox acts as a preventative treatment.  The effect will last 3-4 months and with regular use, it can last even longer. If the forehead lines are deep and have been there for a long period of time, dermal fillers may be necessary. Relaxing the forehead with Botox can only do so much. Dermal fillers like Juvederm can fill these deep ridges and when in combination with Botox, they can make the lines essentially disappear! But as we mentioned earlier, the loss of collagen and skin elasticity is also a factor.  To begin to reverse the signs of sun damage we can use products like SkinMedica retinol, laser resurfacing, microneedling and radiofrequency treatments.  These are all designed to stimulate collagen production and restore skin elasticity.  Sunscreen and a hat to prevent further damage is critical! Do forehead lines indicate other problems? Remember that the frontalis muscle lifts the brow to open the eyes.  Some people have hooding or excess skin of their upper eyelids (ptosis).  The droopy upper eyelids actually decrease their field of vision. As a result, these people continually contract their frontalis muscle to open their eyes up.  If they Botox their foreheads, the brow will drop and their field of vision will be decreased!  Hooded upper eyelids have to be dealt with laser tightening or a blepharoplasty. Brow Shaping and Brow Lifts The goal of Botox is not to just freeze the muscles.  The brow is a complicated place with multiple muscles pulling it up and down.  An experienced Botox injector must know their way around the brow and how Botox can shape it.  There are also differences between the sexes in brow shapes.  Most women prefer an arched brow and most men like a heavy, flat brow.  Proper injection of Botox can actually simulate a brow lift in many women.  It is important to give the patient the type of brow the prefer. Find out more about Botox Injections at Beleza Medspa here:…

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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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Lytera: The Next Generation Skin Brightening Complex. Brown spots and uneven skin tone.  Everyone hate these common skin problems.  Multiple factors cause hyperpigmentation including hormones, gender, UV radiation, inflammation and aging.  Treatment of hyperpigmenation is long-term, frustrating and requires multiple treatment modalities.  Light based treatments like IPL photofacials and lasers are problematic as the results are typically short-lived and there are manny side-effects.  The current gold standard for topical treatment is prescription hydroquinone.  While very effective, hydroquinone is dogged by safety concerns and is only approved for short-term use.  Alternatives to hydroquinone have long been sought after. Lytera: Hydroquinone Free and Non-Prescription The SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex has been developed as a hydroquinone free, non-prescription approach to skin lightening.  Lytera contains a patented blend of ingredients to that work together to help brighten and even skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots.  These ingredients work to regulate the production of skin pigment.  Four different steps of pigment creation are interfered with including activation of pigment cells, reduction of pigment synthesis, reduction of pigment transfer to skin and removal of pigment from skin surface.  Some of the Lytera components include Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A (retinol), Lipids and fatty acids, colorless carotenoids from algae, licorice root extract and skin brightening peptides.  These ingredients are blended to produce maximum skin brightening results. Similar Results to 4% Hydroquinone Clinical studies have confirmed similar results of the Lytera Skin Brightening System to 4% Hydroquinone for significant reductions in moderate to severe overall hyperpigmentation.  The results of Lytera were also comparable to the Obagi Nu-Derm system (contains Hydroquinone).  Studies have also shown accelerated results when combined with a Vitalize peel and continual improvements in hyperpigmentation over 6 months.  Lytera works beautifully for all skin types, contains highly effective antioxidants, and serves as a mild exfoliant. It is available without a prescription.  Its is very easy to use with application needed twice a day, in the morning and evening.  Significant results can be seen as early as 4 weeks and results improve with continued usage. Lytera Skin Brightening System SkinMedica has combined Lytera with several other critical products to give optimal results.  The system includes Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, Facial Cleanser, Tri-Retinol Complex ES, and Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ Sunscreen.   These products have been carefully selected to give you everything you need to reduce hyperpigmentation and keep it away.  Even better, the price of the Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is almost half the price of leading Hydroquinone containing skin lightening system.  Buy Lytera Here.  …

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What is TNS Essential Serum? Inside the sleek bottle are two chambers.  The two chambers combine to give you a all-in-one rejuvenating product.  One chamber contains the TNS Recovery complex.  TNS is Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media which is a mixture of growth factors, cytokines, antioxidants and matrix proteins.  It is physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend.  These growth factors are naturally secreted proteins that are capable of stimulating a variety of cell functions.  Growth factors play a critical role in every stage of skin repair and remodeling.  As we age the production and amount of growth factors naturally decrease.  By replenishing growth factors in the skin we can induce remodeling and reverse some of the signs of aging.  SkinMedica TNS contains 110 growth factors that  are originally harvested from human foreskin skin cells!  Skin Medica TNS contains a very high concentration of growth factors at 93.6%.  They are stabilized to make them stable at room temperature for good shelf-life. Growth Factors So why do I need the growth factors contained in TNS Essential Serum?  Multiple studies have shown these growth factors address multiple pathways to enhance skin appearance.  They have been shown to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin tone and texture.  These results have been confirmed by evidence of new collagen production by skin biopsy.  Patients also seem impressed: some 93% express the desire to continue TNS use during clinical trials! APS Corrective Complex The growth factors are available by themselves in the TNS Recovery Complex.  But TNS Essential Serum takes skin rejuvenation one step further.  The second chamber contains APS corrective complex which consists of various peptides and antioxidants. Peptides help support the foundation of skinPalmitoyl Tripeptide-5 helps to synthesize collagen.   Hydrolyzed Silk (Sericin) increases collagen and Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline suppresses skin enzymes that break collagen down.  APS Corrective Complex also contains antioxidants that fight free radical damage due to environmental aggressors like UV light from the sun: Ergothioneine (EGT)-  A super-antioxidant with free radical scavenging properties. Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)- An antioxidant that helps to counteract free radical damage and works synergistically with vitamin E. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract ? A natural antioxidant rich in polyphenols. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – A stable form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a proven antioxidant. Tocopheryl Acetate -A form of vitamin E considered one of the most important antioxidants and free-radical scavengers. Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract – A natural antioxidant rich in polyphenols. Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate -A bio-optimized yeast extract that helps protect against the detrimental effect of ozone, which has an ability to deplete antioxidants in the skin. APS Corrective complex also contains Specialty Ingredients: Alpha-Arbutin -Visibly brightens the skin. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres -Dehydrated filling spheres, containing hyaluronic acid, help trap water on the surface of the skin like a sponge. TNS Essential Serum So with every pump of the TNS Essential Serum bottle  (twice a day) you get a rich combination of human growth factors, peptides, antioxidants, and specialty ingredients, all designed and clinically proven to rejuvenate your skin.  Studies have shown statistically significant improvements in skin radiance, skin smoothness, skin tone, fine lines and overall sun damaged appearance.  TNS Essential Serum is well tolerated and no treatment problems have been observed.  The results are reproducible and initial results can be seen as early as 30 days and optimal results at 90 days.  Interested?  Purchase TNS Essential Serum here or in any of our offices.   …

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