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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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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 Med Spa is a Top 25 Allergan Practice Again!

CONGRATULATIONS ON EARNING TOP 25 LEVEL!Beleza Med Spa has once again been ranked as one of the top 25 aesthetic practices by Allergan.  This ranking is based upon the volume of Botox, Juvederm, Kybella and Skinmedica sales.  There are thousands of practices in the United States that participate in this Allergan ranking program.  Beleza Medspa is proud to once again be named one of the top practices not only in Texas, but in the U.S.  Beleza Medspa has been providing Botox, Juvederm, Skinmedica and Kybella to Austin area residents for more than 10 years.  Our strong relationship with Allergan ensures that you are getting genuine products at the best prices. Botox InjectionsBeleza Medspa has thousands of happy Austin Botox patients!  We are experts at Botox Injections to frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet and lip lines.  Botox is the gold standard for relaxing the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  More and more patients are finding that preventing wrinkles with Botox is as important as treating them.  Beleza Medspa has many Austin Botox Specials including Botox Tuesday’s, Beleza Babe VIP club and the Fresh Skin Club.JuvedermPerfectly complementing Botox injections is Juvederm.  Restoring facial volume is now recognized as a key component to facial rejuvenation.  The Juvederm filler family has expanded to include Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma and now Juvederm Volbella and Vollure.  Each Juvederm product is designed for optimal filling of different areas like cheeks and lips.  Botox and Juvederm is your best combination for facial rejuvenation. SkinMedicaBotox and Juvederm can give you great results, but skin maintenance is necessary to maintain them.  Skinmedica TNS Essential Serum, Retinol and HA5 are some of the products designed to keep your skin looking great.KybellaDouble chins are not in anymore!  Kybella offers a solution to under the chin fat with a series of painless injections performed in the office.  Kybella is a perfect complement to Botox and Juvederm used in the upper face.Contact Beleza Med Spa now for your free facial rejuvenation consultation! …

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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.[youtube]4jZw5sbbZvo[/youtube] [youtube]74V9WAF462A[/youtube] [youtube]M73g3ORu8xY[/youtube]…

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