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Truth Treatment Systems™ Now Available at Beleza

As Ben Fuchs would say: Welcome to The Truth!We are extremely excited to announce the addition of the newest skincare line to hit all four of Beleza stores: Truth Treatment Systems™. Developed by the amazing Benjamin Fuchs, R. Ph., this skincare line is sure to wow you. In a nutshell, we are blown away by these products, but more so, we are blown away by the mastermind behind the products, Ben Fuchs. Within the first five minutes of his presentation, I was hanging on every word. Not only is he brilliant, but his enthusiasm and passion for skincare is undeniably contagious.As for a little background, Ben is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and skincare chemist. For the past 32 years he has devoted his time to developing what he likes to call “pharmacy-potent skin health products” designed for aestheticians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, skincare enthusiasts, and of course his own clients.“I believe that caring for your skin can be much more than cosmetic. I believe that caring for the skin is about the health of the skin. And that’s why I created Benjamin Fuchs, R. Ph. Truth Treatment Systems™; to provide topical nourishment for the skin that meets the strictest performance standards,” said Fuchs.What I like most about his products is that they are made with only 100% active and functional ingredients. Ben prides himself that all of his products are made without any fillers, preservatives, emulsifiers, waxes, oils or fragrances. “Our ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and utilize proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health products for physicians and the most discerning patients,” said Fuchs.The backbone to these products is what Fuchs refers to as a transdermal matrix system (TDM), which is a vitamin and delivery system into the skin specifically formulated by Ben Fuchs for his products. This discovery, my friends, is what sets this product line above the rest.What’s even better about Truth Treatment Systems™ is that there are only FOUR products in the line! Yes, four.  Let’s break them down one by one.1. Truth Treatments Transdermal C Serum (Truth Serum) – The Truth Serum is considered the motherboard of all Vitamin C products. Containing 80% Vitamin C, this serum is the leader of the Truth Treatment Systems™ product line. What’s innovative about this serum is that it contains a fat-soluble Vitamin C (as opposed to water-soluble), which is rare amongst the Vitamin C serum family. It does not contain any L-Ascorbic Acid, which is a very commonly known water-soluble Vitamin C. Fuchs claims only fat-soluble Vitamin C can penetrate the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum), which is what sets this serum apart. Use: 1-2 drops once or twice per day applied onto damp skin.2. Truth Treatments Transdermal C Balm (Truth Balm) – The Truth Balm is another highlight to Fuchs’ product line. This Balm, intended for PM use, contains 70% fat soluble Vitamin C. This product utilizes the TDM delivery system, which is formulated to work overnight to repair while you sleep. Use: Apply a pea-sized amount to damp skin nightly. Gently massage into skin to enhance penetration. 3. Truth Treatments Regenerating 5% Retinol Gel (Retinol Gel) – The Regenerating 5% Retinol Gel is a potent blend of healing Vitamin C and exfoliating Vitamin A aimed to remove dead cells to diminish discoloration, smooth lines and minimize scars. Use: Truth Retinol Gel is highly concentrated. Apply a pea-sized amount to damp skin 1-2 times/week for visible improvements. If redness or irritation result, reduce frequency of application. 4. Truth Treatments Omega 6 Healing Cream (Healing Cream) – Omega 6 Healing Cream is a rich hydrator designed to restore the skin’s tissue using 100% active and functional ingredients. Originally formulated to heal surgical wounds and burns, the Premium Lipophilic Vitamin C and Omega 6 fats in this product work together to soften and improve skin elasticity, balance and function. Refines texture, helps smooth scars, lines and wrinkles. Use: Apply a very small amount morning or night to damp skin as needed. Can be applied with other Truth products.https://youtu.be/SiLQXkcUr7Q WHERE TO BUY TRUTH TREATMENT SYSTEMS™?Available in Stores: Beleza is pleased to announce we will be carrying the entire Truth Treatment Systems™ product line at all four Beleza locations. If you are curious about this brand, please schedule a free consultation at any Beleza location to discuss which products would be best for you. All Beleza providers have received extensive training from Ben Fuchs directly on Truth Treatment Systems™ and can speak knowledgeably about the products. To book your FREE consultation, please call or email us today: info@belezamedicalspa.com or 1.800.509.9785.Available Online: If you are unable to visit a Beleza location, please click here to visit our online store to make your purchase today.…

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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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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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October MedSpa Specials Announced!

         October is always such a great month. There’s a nip in the air (well, sort of), bikini season is over, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are in full bloom… and most importantly, IT’S LASER SEASON!! Now that summer is over, it’s time to get serious with your skin care goals. Those occasional facials aren’t going to cut it forever. If you really want to make a change in your skin, it’s time to pull out the big guns: LASER TREATMENTS. Well, you’re in luck. We just might have a laser deal in our October specials because, well, it’s laser season! We are pleased to announce we are offering 20% off all laser resurfacing the entire month of October – yes, 20%!! This is an excellent time to finally turn back the hands of time and erasing years of sun damage. Beleza as two options for laser resurfacing: CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing (SmartXide) and Skinfinity RF Resurfacing. Both are excellent choices, but are used for different reasons depending on the patient’s skin needs. We also love to add PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to our laser treatments to reduce your downtime and maximize your results. We know adding PRP can be a pricey added cost for most people, but with the 20% off, it’s like you’re getting the PRP for FREE! Beleza is also offering two other product specials to go with your favorite facials (and maximize your results!): Purchase (2) IPL Photofacials (face only, $179 ea.) and receive a SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Brightening Serum FREE ($154 value), and/or purchase any (2) specialty HydraFacials and receive a SkinMedica HA5 FREE! ($179 value). Hence, if you’re already planning to buy these facials, why wouldn’t you buy them now and get the products for FREE??Beleza October 2017 MedSpa Deals: 20% OFF ALL LASER RESURFACING * Receive 20% off when you purchase CO2 Laser Resurfacing or Skinfinity RF resurfacing on any area (full-face, neck, chest or hands).* Consultation required for exact pricing. IPL PHOTOFACIAL + LYTERA 2.0 SPECIAL * Purchase (2) IPL Photofacials (face only, $179 ea.) and receive a SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Brightening Serum FREE ($154 value). Total Sale Cost: $358 | Total Savings: $154 HYDRAFACIAL + HA5 SPECIAL * Purchase any (2) specialty HydraFacials and receive a SkinMedica HA5 FREE! ($179 value). Specialty HydraFacials include: Advanced Acne • Anti-Aging • Skin Brightening • Upper Back. Total Sale Cost: $378 | Total Savings: $178To purchase and/or book your appointments, please call or email us: 1-800-509-9785 or info@belezamedicalspa.com. *All purchases must be made by 10.31.17 and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Consultations required for laser resurfacing pricing. CO2 only available in Cedar Park and Skinfinity RF only available in Round Rock. Purchases do not expire and can be used at any location.…

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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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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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If you’re looking for a new skincare routine, Revision skincare may be a great option for you. The line has some star products that are quite unique in the marketplace, making Revision skincare one of the most requested lines in our offices.Revision Skincare TeamineRevision skincare Teamine eye complex comes in both a concealer and a serum. The Teamine line is one of our best because it not only addresses the fine lines and wrinkles that are addressed by many eye creams, it also addresses the dark circles we see in patients struggling with lack of sleep, allergies or a genetic predisposition to dark circles. The ingredients in the serum, unique to Revision skincare, cause an immediate lightening of dark spotting through skin brightening and light diffusion. The concealer has the added benefit of a layer of skin-matching pigment to further disguise the look of dark circles.Revision Skincare IntellishadeOffered in both SPF 45 and SPF 50, Revision skincare Intellishade comes in both original and matte forms. A three-in-one product, Intellishade is an anti-aging moisturizer, a sunscreen and a light layer of tint that helps to even skin tone and disguise skin discoloration. Great for day-to-day use, Revision Skincare Intellishade’s Matte finish is ideal for skin prone to oiliness, as it does not add any additional shine to the skin. The Original finish works better for normal to dry skin types, as it provides a slight shimmer and has a great light-reflection value. Another option popular with our patients is to mix a touch of the Original with a touch of the Matte. The easy-to-apply texture of the Original is maintained but the end product does not add any “shine” to the skin, as it is balanced with the Matte properties.Revision Skincare NectifirmRevision skincare’s Nectifirm product is uniquely designed by the company to address the crinkled, crepe-y look associated with aging skin on the neck and decolletage. Because the skin on the face and neck age differently, it is important to dedicate a product to the neck that designed to tighten skin, help it appear more firm and lifted and provide the intense moisture that the neck needs to appear smooth and firm. The secret is in the product, which is ultra-packed with anti-oxidants which not only help to repair the sun damage the neck and chest already has, but helps to prevent future damage. While the product isn’t specifically designed for use on other surface areas besides the neck and chest, it has been shown to be effective on other areas where skin tightening is desired, like the legs and belly area.Beleza Medical Spa’s Texas Beauty Company carries these Revision skincare all-star products and many more, making your skincare routine only a few clicks away. …

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