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Most Common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures

ASDS Consumer Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedure SurveyRecently, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery released their consumer survey of Cosmetic Dermatologic procedures.   There were many interesting findings why patients were seeking such procedures and what procedures they were looking for.Who influenced these consumers regarding their procedures?Surprisingly, while 50% of these consumers listed their Dermatologist as the most important, more than 40% listed their friends and more than 30% listed their primary care physician.  This indicates the importance of referrals from friends and families as well as the importance of other physician specialties in the recommendation of cosmetic procedures.Why are consumers exploring cosmetic dermatologic procedures?These finding were very interesting and also not surprising.  Consumer comments included “I want to feel more confident”, “I want to appear more attractive”, and “I want to look as young as I feel or better than my age”.  These are common refrains that we hear from our patients at Beleza Medspa.  When asked for reasons why they are waiting for such procedures they commented “Cost”, “May be painful” and “May not get the results I am looking for”.  Beleza medspa tries to reduce such concerns by offering specials and deals, less invasive and painful procedures and by trying to offer only procedures that are proven to be clinically effective.What are consumers bothered by?Again, these findings were interesting and not surprising.  The top body concerns were: “Excess weight on any part of the body”, “Line and wrinkles under the eyes”, “Excess fat under the chin/neck” and “Skin texture and or discoloration”.  Beleza Medspa offers solutions for all of these concerns including to lose fat, for eye wrinkles, double chins and skin texture and pigment problems.What are the most common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures?The most popular procedures included body sculpting, treatments to tighten skin or smooth wrinkles using ultrasound, laser, light, or radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal.  Beleza Medspa offers Liposuction and Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, ThermiVa and Hydrafacials (replacing microdermabrasion).Which procedures did consumers find the most satisfying?Consumers rated the following procedures as most satisfying: injectable wrinkle relaxers and fillers, body sculpting,  laser and light treatments for redness, tone or scars, laser tattoo removal, vein treatments and chemical peels.  Beleza Medspa offers many of these procedures including Botox, Xeomin and Juvederm, Coolsculpting and Liposuction, IPL Photofacials, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy and Chemical Peels.How much do consumers pay for skin care?Almost 80% of Consumers reported spending up to $100 a month on skin care products and more than half would prefer to pay more up front to lower their costs annually.  Beleza Medspa has several programs designed specifically to lower the costs for regular skin care including the Beleza Babe Vip Program and the Fresh Skin Club.…

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Christie Brinkley Named Spokeswoman for Ultherapy

ULTHERAPY: NON-INVASIVE SKIN TIGHTENING As you may have seen in the news last October, Christie Brinkley came forward to People Magazine about her experience with two anti-aging procedures: Ultherapy and Xeomin. While this news may have come as a shock to most people, for me, I was relieved! For years Brinkley, 63, has claimed her anti-aging secrets include a strict vegetarian diet, an intense fitness schedule, and an over-the-top skin care regimen with the occasional filler and laser treatment. I always thought there might be more to the story and I praise her for her honesty.I personally underwent Ultherapy for the first time almost three weeks ago on my crow’s-feet and under my eyes. For years I have battled fine lines under my eyes and they have always bothered me. I have almost tried every noninvasive procedure (except filler) and I am not interested going under the knife at this point. To be clear, I receive regular Botox treatments, I have consistently used of top-of-the-line eye creams and gels since I was 19, I have had Microneedling with PRP, and I also had PRP injections under my eyes last July. I still have fine lines under my eyes. I realize we are all our own worst critics, but everyone’s got their “thing” and my under-eye lines bother me. I am 33 years old now and I know those lines are just going to get worse, so I opted to try Ultherapy, to see what Christie Brinkley has been raving about. And, let’s be honest. I am working for a top-ranked medical spa, there’s no excuse not to try everything, right!?Before I get into my experience with Ultherapy at Beleza, let’s break down the basics of the procedure so everyone is on the same page.WHAT IS ULTHERAPY? Ultherapy is a non-invasive / nonsurgical procedure using ultrasound technology to lift the brows and mid-face and tighten the neck and area under the chin. It also can treat fine lines and wrinkles in the décolletage area. What I like about this innovative technology is that it uses your body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. It is also the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin — who knew!? HOW DOES ULTHERAPY WORK? Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to pass energy through the superficial layers of the skin to target the deeper, core area where collagen production occurs. What is great about Ultherapy being the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging is that it allows your provider to see the layers of tissue being targeted to ensure the energy is distributed where it will be most beneficial. During the procedure, your tissue will undergo what is called “neocollagenesis,” which is the increased production of new collagen. Over time, this increase produces a noticeably rejuvenated, uplifted look, which is exactly what you want to happen! DOES ULTHERAPY HURT? This is a hard question to answer. To be perfectly honest, yes, there were parts that were uncomfortable, but looking back at my procedure, it really was not bad at all! To be effective, Ultherapy must heat the deeper layer of tissues under your skin, so it will definitely cause some discomfort in particular areas. For a regular treatment, the provider will typically do two passes over the treatment area, each at a different transducer lever. At an additional charge, you can opt for a third pass over the area, which is what I decided to do since I wanted the best treatment I could get.In a nutshell: The first pass was a cakewalk, the second pass started to get uncomfortable (not unbearable), and by the third pass when my tissues were extremely heated, I definitely felt discomfort, but it was over before I knew it. That said, I would do it again in a heartbeat and truly do not think there is anyone in the world who could not handle this procedure. The good thing is that the discomfort only lasts for a second and then it’s over. ULTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS After my Ultherapy treatment, I had some redness and mild swelling under my eyes and on my crow’s-feet that lasted only a few hours or so. I actually liked the swelling because it made my cheek bones pop and I even had two people ask me if I had gotten Voluma that day! The following week I noticed I was sensitive under the skin where we did the procedure. Nothing intolerable at all, but definitely noticeable when I would apply my products and sunscreen. Other than that, no side effects or downtime whatsoever.CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AND ULTHERAPY What I love about Christie Brinkley coming forward as the spokeswoman for Ultherapy is that her goal was “never to look different,” says the model to People Magazine. Ultherapy uses your body’s own ability to regenerate collagen, so there is nothing artificial about it.Brinkley tells People Magazine, “But I’m almost 64. At a certain point, you might need a little something extra. When I look in the mirror, I want to feel like I look as good as I feel. And if you can have something done to feel more confident and better about yourself,…

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I had the pleasure of having my first ever Microneedling with PRP procedure this summer. I wanted to take a moment to harp on how amazing this experience was for my skin care goals. If you’re curious about having this procedure, take a moment to read about my experience. I was blown away by the microneedling results and truly believe this procedure can do wonders on almost every skin type.  Check out my microneedling before and afters!Microneedling with PRP PreparationI have to say, I was pretty nervous going into this procedure. I have filmed Microneedling with PRP over a dozen times, so I felt like I had a pretty good grasp on how it works. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was the pain level. Every patient I had ever filmed remained calm while filming and all looked as though they were actually enjoying the procedure. I started to wonder if it hurt at all. I recruited Beleza expert injector and aesthetician, Emily Stimson, to administer my procedure who, in my humble opinion, is a MicroPen Master. When I arrived at Beleza in Cedar Park to undergo this procedure, Emily immediately began applying numbing cream to my face and explained how important the numbing cream is for microneedling — my nerves definitely grew stronger at this point.The numbing cream needs about 20-25 minutes to kick in (and we weren’t starting even 1 minute early). During that time, Emily drew my blood for the PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma. If you have a tendency to get queasy from having your blood drawn, rest assured this is a cakewalk compared to most vials. This is a TINY vial. It takes about 30 seconds for it to fill up. From there, the vial is placed into a centrifuge where it spins for 30 minutes. The centrifuge is a vital part of this procedure because it activates your blood cells and forces them to separate and release growth factors. This part of your blood is called PRP. We can use the growth factors in the PRP for cosmetic purposes to trigger your body’s repair mechanisms for skin rejuvenation.MICRONEEDLING PROCEDUREOnce Emily had the syringes loaded with my body’s PRP, it was time to remove the numbing cream (gulp). By this time, I was definitely numb, but of course still nervous about the pain. Emily cleaned my face to remove the numbing cream and then applied the MicroGlide Hyaluronic Acid and the PRP to the skin. Here we go, time to microneedle!I was pleasantly surprised at the low about of pain for this procedure. You definitely can feel it, and some areas are more sensitive than others, but this procedure was a piece of cake! Anyone should be able to tolerate the pain from microneedling, if you even want to call it “pain”.Emily worked in small 1-2 inch sections. She would apply the MicroGlide and PRP on to each section and then microneedle over the 1-2 inch sections. The PRP dries so fast, so she was careful to not microneedle over a dry area. She started with my cheeks, then my chin, then the nose (which tickled SO much), then forehead, and then finished on my neck. It was over before I knew it. On a scale of 1-10, (10 being the most amount of pain), I would say there were a few areas that got up to a 6 on the pain level, but they only lasted for about a minute. The majority of the time I felt like the pain level was between a 3-4.Injections during a Microneedling with PRP treatment?The biggest myth about this procedure is that your own blood is injected into your skin. This is so false! There are no injections during this procedure. Should you want to go with a Microneedling with PRP (which includes a syringe of Voluma), or should you want to inject your PRP into the dermis of your skin, then yes, there would be injections. But, for a standard Microneedling with PRP) there are no injections. The PRP is simply applied onto your skin and then your provider performs microneedling over the PRP.After Microneedling with PRPFollowing my procedure, I followed Emily’s instructions very carefully to ensure I would have the best results. Beleza also provides take-home instructions for every patient, so you don’t have to worry about your post care. I was instructed to wait at least 4 hours before washing the PRP off my face, I ended up waiting 6 hours just because I didn’t have any reason to wash my face. I applied Hyaluronic Acid every hour during that 6 hours. After 6 hours, I washed my face using Elta MD’s Foaming Facial Cleanser with cool  water and then applied more Hyaluronic Acid and went to bed.It is important not to use sunscreen for at least 48 hours following your procedure. If you need to be outdoors, be sure to bring a hat or scarf. I continued this regime night and day for 2 days. At the end of the second day, I began to use SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex, SkinMedica’s HA5, and Elta MD facial sunscreen, only…

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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 RevisionsWe 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 PMWHERE BELEZA CEDAR PARK: 351 Cypress Creek Rd, Suite 204, Cedar Park, TX 78613RSVP 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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Spot Correction with SkinCeuticals CryoCorrect

Who doesn’t want spotless skin? Beleza MedSpa is pleased to announce we will now be offering a new in-office treatment to treat unwanted spots: The CryoCorrect Precision by SkinCeuticals. Starting October 24th, the CryoCorrect will be available at all four Beleza locations. What is the CryoCorrect? The CryoCorrect is a noninvasive in-office spot correcting treatment available only at select SkinCeuticals skincare professionals (and Beleza is thrilled to be one of them!). It is clinically proven to treat mild to moderate cosmetic skin lesions, such as age spots, sun spots, and skin tags on the face, hands and body in as little as one treatment. Safe. Fast. Effective. What we love about the CryoCorrect is how fast and easy it is. One zap only takes 5-8 seconds! Using cryotechnology, the CryoCorrect gently freezes spots using a steady flow of carbon dioxide (CO2) at a milder temperature than traditional cryogens (i.e. liquid nitrogen). As a result, we are seeing a much more comfortable and softer freeze where the surrounding skin is left intact. With little to no downtime and minimal discomfort, results can be seen in as little as 1 treatment depending on the spot location and size.*What to Expect During and Post Treatment During a CryoCorrect Treatment, the spot is quickly frozen and will turn a dark color. This dark color may last between 3-5 days before a scab forms. The scab will slough off between 2-3 weeks, and normal healthy skin will appear. In some cases, the healing process can vary between 4-12 weeks.*#CheckThenCryoCorrect We recommend having all unwanted spots checked by a Dermatologist before undergoing a CryoCorrect Treatment to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Our medical professionals will also conduct their own analysis before moving forward with the treatment.Our medical professionals are highly experienced in administering the CryoCorrect Precision and can answer any questions you may have about the treatment. As an added convenience to our patients, the CryoCorrect will be available at all four locations making it easy on your commute to finally get those unwanted spots zapped. Call or email us to book your FREE consultation today: info@belezamedicalspa.com or 1.800.509.9785. …

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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 SerumAll 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 PMWHERE 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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Beleza Launches New HydraFacial Menu

Beleza Medspa is pleased to announce the launch of a new HydraFacial MD specialty menu. It is Beleza’s mission to constantly find ways to cater to our client’s skin care needs, and the launch of this menu will support that effort. Whether you are looking to brighten, treat or rejuvenate your skin, our new HydraFacial menu has something for everyone. With the addition of three specialty HydraFacial options and four add-on options, we just completely upped your facial game (and your skin won’t know what hit it!). “It was essential for us to adjust our HydraFacial options at Beleza. We have such a broad spectrum of clients, all with individual needs. I am thrilled to be able to offer the new specialty options to my clients.” The new menu is available at all four Beleza locations. Ready to book? Check out the menu below! HydraFacial MD (45 min)  A customizable, rejuvenating skin resurfacing treatment that immediately reduces the look of lines, wrinkles, acne, hyper-pigmentation, congested pores and uneven skin tone. Nourish, protect and maintain your skin with this multi-step process starting with exfoliation and glycolic/salicylic acids that deliver the benefits of a peel without post peeling scaling. This is followed by painless extractions with vortex suction to clean out pores with Beta HD serum. Lastly, the vortex fusion delivers antioxidants and peptides to nourish and protect the skin. Anti-Aging HydraFacial (60 min) The anti-aging HydraFacial MD treatment includes the added benefits of Derma Builder and LED light therapy to dramatically restore the skin. DermaBuilder minimizes signs of aging and recharges skin with a patented combination of peptides will will enhance your skin’s elasticity, improve its texture and tone, and give your skin a firmer appearance. Adding the LED helps reduce the appearance of redness/sensitive skin and the signs of aging. Skin Brightening HydraFacial (60 min)  Enjoy a HydraFacial MD® with the added benefits of a proprietary brightening agent, Britenol serum, Vitamin C, and Alpha-Arbutin, followed by LED light therapy. This enhancement paired with the HydraFacial MD® helps minimize the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, and hyper-pigmentation. Advanced Acne Treatment HydraFacial (60 min) Enjoy a HydraFacial MD with the added benefits of BetaHD serum and glycolic/salicylic acid. Extended time spent on extractions followed by blue LED light therapy to improve the appearance of oily/congested skin and treat inflammatory acne. This facial leaves you to experience truly exquisite results. Hydrafacial MD Upper Back (60 min) A full 50 minute focus on the upper back. Includes separate patented OnG tip for back use only.ADD ON’S:Britenol Boost Minimizes the appearance of dark spots and sunspots for an even complexion and reduces hyper-pigmentation.DermaBuilder Boost Minimizes signs of aging and recharges skin with a patented combination of peptides will will enhance your skin’s elasticity, improve its texture and tone, and give your skin a firmer appearance.LED Light Therapy LED helps reduce the appearance of redness/sensitive skin and the signs of aging. It also improves the appearance of oily/congested skin, and treats moderate inflammatory acne. 15% or 30% Glycolic/Salicylic treatment This advancement in skin resurfacing technology combines the benefits of aggressive exfoliation and chemical peels into a one-step resurfacing procedure. It blends the HydraFacial MD® Vortex-Fusion™ with dislodging dead skin cell capabilities to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin.HydraFacial In a Nutshell The HydraFacial uses 4 patented technologies to cleanse, peel, extract and hydrate the skin.  A combination of water, antioxidants and skin nourishers (including peptides and hyaluronic acid) are vortex infused into the skin while a vacuum removes toxins, dead skin and impurities. The Hydrafacial includes 4-in-1 technology of Vortex-Cleansing™, HydroPeel® Exfoliation, Vortex-Extraction™, and Vortex-Fusion®. Backed by clinical studies, the Hydrafacial treatment shows better facial rejuvenation results than other rejuvenation procedures, including microdermabrasion and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacials. Specifically, the Hydrafacial treatment was found to stimulate collagen synthesis, decrease inflammation and increase skin antioxidants. Even better, the addition of HydraFacial to other treatments, like IPL Photofacials, improved their results as well!What are you waiting for? All Beleza MedSpa professionals receive the highest level of training from HydraFacial MD directly and are highly experienced in administering HydraFacials. Your nurse or aesthetician can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, help you decide which HydraFacial is best for you, and will customize a treatment plan to meet your needs and desired goals. To add to the fun, Beleza is also offering 25% off all facial services* for students and teachers during the month of August, so don’t miss your chance to save on a HydraFacial this month. To learn more about our August specials, please click here. Certain restrictions apply. Give us a call to book your HydraFacial today, your skin will thank you. 1.800.509.9785 or email info@belezamedicalspa.com. …

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Chemical Peel Specials

Chemical Skin Peel Chemical peels, like many other aesthetic treatments, vary in price based on region, demand and competition in the area. In the Austin area, chemical peels can cost between $90 and $300, depending on the type and intensity of the peel. Many patients, in the search for a good deal on a chemical peel, turn to spas with which they are not familiar to get a lower price from popular deal sites like Groupon and Living Social.In addition to the daily low prices offered, chemical peel specials are offered regularly at Beleza Med Spa so there is no need to turn to an unfamiliar practice or spa to get a good deal. When patients purchase a package of three chemical peels, we offer a package price that can save a significant amount of money for the patient. In addition, during our popular open house events, we often offer chemical peel specials that reduce the price of the peel for those patients who only want to buy one at a time. Face Chemical Peels It is tempting to hop around from business to business to get a good deal, but the real value of visiting the same business and practitioner is that our team can understand your skin’s unique needs. Just like finding the perfect person to cut and color your hair, skin is a complicated organism that responds to even small changes in weather, moisture and chemical exposure. It is important to stay with a practitioner long enough for her to understand how your unique skin responds to treatments and the climate so she can perfect a skincare regimen for you. After Chemical Peel We recently had a patient return to Nancy in Round Rock after hopping from practice to practice. She described the “system” of appointments and skincare products Nancy developed for her and how she was pleased with the results but felt she could find a better deal somewhere else. Eventually, when the skin issue Nancy treated reoccurred, she called to see Nancy – the other practitioners were unable to find the right formula for her skin because they didn’t know her skin like Nancy did.It is good to get on a regular chemical peel routine, so the idea of package purchase chemical peel specials is very advantageous and can save money over the long run. Many patients prefer to get two – three chemical peels per year, making chemical peel specials so important in maintaining the “beauty” budget.We would love the opportunity to tell you about our current chemical peel specials. Call the location most convenient for you to get information on the best deal or visit our “deal” page and join us for our next event!…

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Found in the connective tissue of animals, especially vertebrates, collagen is a group of proteins that  are naturally found in the body. Collagen serves multiple functions for humans, including being the basis for connective and fibrous tissues. At Beleza, most of the focus on collagen is centered on its’ role in skin elasticity and firmness. Collagen serves as the structural support for skin, so as we age, this structure decreases.With time, age and collagen breakdown, skin looses firmness and the ability to bounce back when pulled or stretched. This loss of structure and elasticity allows gravity to take its toll and pull the fatty tissue and skin in the face downward. Wrinkles from expressions begin to linger after the expression is gone and both deep and fine lines appear.Collagen is almost 90% of our skin’s dermis, so the change in the appearance of skin can be dramatic when collagen starts to fade. Around the age of thirty, collagen production in the skin decreases at an average rate of 1% a year. During the next several decades, the slowdown is even more dramatic.So, what do we do to prevent or slow down this collagen breakdown? Some of the factors are environmental and genetic; if your parents and grandparents showed their ages prematurely, it is likely that you will, too.To delay the onset of wrinkles and loss of firmness as long as possible, a few steps can be taken. First, sunscreen. We probably sound like a broken record at this point, but there is nothing better you can do for your skin that slather on sunscreen every single day, and reapply when sweat or swimming is involved. Amp up your protection with sunglasses to shield the delicate skin around the eyes and a wide brimmed hat to provide shade on the face, neck and chest.Second, never forget your antioxidants. Vitamin C and E protect your skin against free radicals and help to rebuild collagen. When you apply skincare products to a clean and dry face, apply them thickest to thinnest; this usually means your Vitamin C and E (generally supplied in the form of a serum) will be applied underneath your thicker lotions and creams.Third, use a retinol. Beleza provides prescriptions for a personalized blend of hydraquinone and retinol, which can produce a drastic difference in skin pigmentation and help to increase collagen production when applied nightly.…

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