Dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning?

This safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure removes the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine vellus hair, also called “peach fuzz.” Dermaplaning will reduce the build-up dead surface skin leading to more vibrant and even skin tone and texture. It’s more aggressive than a microdermabrasion, but similar to a peel, without the downtime!

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

  • Temporary removal of “peach fuzz” covering the face, leading to more vibrant and even skin tone and texture.
  • Removing the epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers of the skin.
  • Increase the production of collagen and elastin to fight signs of aging
  • Hyperkeratosis reduction. Dermaplaning will reduce the build-up of dead surface skin that causes acne.
  • No downtime, immediate results

     Who is the best candidate for dermaplaning?

  • Dermaplaning is beneficial for patients with rough, dry skin; superficial hyper pigmentation; mild acne scarring and those with fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is not advised to those with acne

How is dermaplaning performed?
After cleansing your face, our skin care specialist will use a small, surgical blade to gently scrape the surface of the epidermis with light, feathery strokes. Dermaplaning will remove dirt, oil , dead skin cells and vellus hair, leaving the skin smooth and vibrant!

What can I expect?
There is no recovery time associated with the procedure, you will not leave with red or irritated skin. Make-up and other facial products can be applied immediately following dermaplaning.

Will my vellus hair grow back thicker, faster, or darker?
No, the procedure does not trigger hair follicles. The light vellus hair that you may have on your faces will grow back at the same rate and texture and color as before the treatment.

How often can this procedure be performed?
Dermaplaning will remove about 3 weeks worth of dead surface skin cells so it is best to wait around 3 to 4 weeks between procedures.

Please stop any Retinol or glycolic products 72 hrs before treatment.

 

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Hydrafacial MD

What is HydraFacial MD®?

HydraFacial MD® is an invigorating treatment that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts impurities from your skin to provide you with improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, brown spots, oily and congested skin.

Who Benefits from HydraFacial?

Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates this procedure!  With HydraFacial, you can improve the overall health of your skin and correct these common concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Congested and Enlarged pores
  • Oily and Acne prone skin
  • Skin laxity (sagging skin)
  • Dull skin tone
  • Rough texture
  • Sun spots and sun damage

What are the Advantages of HydraFacial ?

  • This 30-minute treatment is convenient to fit into your schedule
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No downtime or irritation
  • Deep cleansing and extraction while also nourishing the skin without drying it out

How long does the treatment take?

HydraFacial MD® is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 45 minutes. You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.

What does the HydraFacial MD® process include?

  1. Cleansing and Exfoliation – Dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy new skin.
  2. Light Acid Peel – Gentle peel helps loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation.
  3. Extractions – Painless, automated extractions use vortex suction to clean out pores.
  4. Manual Extractions – just to be extra thorough
  5. Hydration – Powerful antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid enter the skin to nourish and protect.

What results may be expected?

It offers instant, noticeable results .You will leave feeling clean, hydrated, plump, firm and smooth. A more even skin texture and radiant tone are often experienced after just one treatment that can last for up to seven days.

How long do the results last?

We don’t believe in quick fixes, so a series of 3-6 treatments roughly 3 weeks apart is recommended for best results.  Healthy skin can be effectively managed with a HydraFacial MD® four times a year treatments with the change of season.

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Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

The laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. This light beam passes through the skin and targets dark pigment called melanin. When the beam hits the melanin in the follicle, the intense heat destroys the hair follicle. The end result is permanent hair reduction.

What are the advantages of this procedure?

Unlike waxing, after your sessions are complete you should be virtually hair free.  Hair that does grow back will be lighter and thinner in texture.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments will vary since everyone’s hair grows differently depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, ethnicity, medications and other factors. Interestingly, not all hairs are growing at the same time. Hair is in one of three distinct phases of development which are anagen (active), catagen (transitional) and telogen (resting). The laser only works on follicles in the active growth phase. On average it takes a series of 4 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 12 week apart to guarantee permanent hair reduction.

Is this treatment painful?

Most clients tolerate the procedure well. Some clients feel a slight burning or stinging sensation as the laser pulse is delivered. Topical anesthetic cream can be applied one hour prior to treatment on any area of the skin. In addition, our laser systems have a powerful skin cooling device incorporated into the hand piece. Cold compresses or soothing gels can also be applied after treatment.

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following the laser treatment, you may notice some minor redness, swelling or tenderness. It’s OK! These side effects are minor, and are totally normal. During the next few weeks it may appear that you have new hair growth, but it is actually the shedding of the dead hair. After the hair is shed you should be virtually hair free until the next cycle of hair growth.

Is it permanent?

Yes, 90% of hair follicle destroyed by the laser will never return.  Any hair follicles not completely destroyed by laser will grow back lighter and finer in texture. Blonde, gray or red hair cannot be destroyed by laser, for those colors we recommend electrolysis. This is another form of permanent hair removal we offer at the spa.

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Broadband Light Treatments

BBL

Skin Rejuvenation

What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation better known as brown spots, age spots, liver spots and freckles found on your face, chest and hands, are all caused by over production of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that cause the dark pigment in your skin which is the body’s natural sunscreen.

What are the causes of hyperpigmentation?
Without question, the number one cause of brown spots is overexposure to the sun! Other factors such as hormonal changes and certain illnesses and medications can also cause this condition.

How does intense pulse light work on brown spots?
Our trained healthcare professional will apply a BroadBand Light (BBL) to the area. The light beam is absorbed by melanin (pigment) causing destruction of unwanted cells. In the next few days the brown spots will continue to darken and eventually flake off your skin.

Is this treatment painful?
Pain is minimal. There is a slight sting or a “snap of a hot rubber band” sensation over the area being treated.

Is there any downtime?
No. The brown spots may appear darker and you might have some redness after the procedure but very minimal.

Is this treatment permanent?
Yes, the pigmented cells are destroyed by the laser on contact. If you have sun exposure to the area you are at risk of developing more brown spots. Sun-avoidance and sunblock is the key if you want your skin free of sun spots. Sunblock with high levels of zinc ( 7% or higher) is recommended since this is considered a ture sunblock nor a sunscreen. Higher levels of zinc sunblock are pharmaceutical grade and can be purchased in a medispa or dermatologists office.

Facial Veins

What are Facial Veins?
Facial veins better know as telangiectasias are unsightly dilated blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin. They usually are found on the nose and chin and can spread to the cheeks. On the legs they are called spider veins.

What are the causes of Facial Veins?
Facial veins can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common being prolonged exposure to UVA sunlight and Rosacea. Heredity, hormone therapy and normal aging process also play a role in the development of these veins.

What is the treatment for Facial Veins?
Facial vessels are most effectively treated by laser and often several different laser systems are used in combinations.  La Bella Medispa offers two systems, the Nd:Yag and KPT  to ensure optimal results.

Is there any downtime with this procedure?
The use of laser on telangiectasia causes minimal downtime. You will be red and swollen on the area treated but the swelling usually subsides within 24hrs.

Is this treatment painful?
Laser Facial Vein treatment has been described as a sensation of a quick snap with a rubber band against the skin as the laser passes over the vessel. A topical numbing cream can also be prescribed if needed.

How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments vary on the disease process, the condition of the skin and the severity of the facial veins. On average, about three treatments are required. The veins that are destroyed by laser will not return. Depending on your lifestyle habits and the disease process new vessel can surface.  We highly recommend daily use of sunblock to help prevent future damage.

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Chemical Peels

WHAT IS THE JESSNER PEEL?
This popular peel has been around for many years. This is considered the “lunch time peel” and is considered a superficial peel. The peel consists of three main ingredients:

Lactic Acid– The lactic acid in the peel accelerates the skin’s cell renewal rate which softens the epidermis (top layer of skin) and stimulates collagen growth.

Salicylic Acid– Exfoliates deep into the lining of the pores to rid of dirt, sebum and debris that an cause blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores.

Resorcinol– Breaks down dead, uneven and rough skin, it actively sterilizes bacteria upon contact.

WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN I TREAT?
This peel is safe to apply to any body part.  Most popular areas are the face, decolletage, and hands and back.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A JESSNER PEEL?
Your skin is first gently cleansed and oils are removed. Then the Jessner solution is applied. The skin tingles and feels slightly warm as the Jessner solution works. Every few minutes another layer of solution is applied until the desired end-point is reached. Your provider will analyze your skin and determine how strong a peel your skin needs. Unlike other peels, the amount of peeling after your treatment can be adjusted to meet your needs and desires.

DOES IT HURT?
Most people experience a slight burning sensation during application.

WHAT IS MY DOWNTIME?
Minimal downtime with this peel. For 2-3 days after the peel, the skin feels like a layer of plastic film has been applied, and then it exfoliates for an average of 2 to 4 days. Normally, the skin appears windburned, with moderate flaking, but actual peeling is rare. Outcomes will vary depending on method of application, thickness of the skin and the sensitivity of the skin.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Jessner peels are mild peels, but you can get good results with treatments in series for both skin tone/hyperpigmentation and skin texture irregularities. Some patients are happy after one peel but some benefit from a series. You will be sent home with a customized skin care program to reach your desired outcome for healthier, more youthful skin.

PRICING
$120 peel

$300 Series of 3

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What is a Precision Peel
The Precision Peel is a more aggressive peel penetrating deeper layers of the skin. This peel in not as aggressive as a TCA peel , but is more effective than your traditional peels. It will leave you with tight more even toned skin within one week.

What areas of the body can I treat?
The precision peel has been very successful in treating brown spots, wrinkles and uneven skin texture on the face, hands and chest.

Does it hurt?
Unlike the traditional chemical peels, this peel does not hurt. Some people do experience a slight stinging sensation when initially being applied.

What is my downtime?
The beauty of this peel is there is  downtime. You will have one day of heavy peeling then your skin will look healthy and glowing.

How many treatments will I need?

This all depends on the level of skin damage.  Most people only need one treatment but your nurse will help determine what is the best treatment plan for your skin condition.

Pricing
$240 Peel (includes  post peel products)

$624 Series of 3 (includes  post peel products)

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Microdermabrasion

What is a microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that evenly and safely exfoliate the skin.  It will gently resurface superficial layers of the skin promoting the rejuvenation of new healthier skin.

What are the advantages of this procedure?
Microderm is right for all skin types and for anyone interested in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, uneven skin tones, dull lifeless and sun- damaged skin.

How does the microdermabrasion work?
A highly controlled spray of fine medical grade aluminum oxide crystals are applied to your face followed by a vacuum system that pulls up the dead skin and crystals.  Afterwards, a soothing hydrating cream is applied to treated area. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.

Does it hurt?
Generally, the microdermabrasion procedure is virtually painless. Some clients may experience a sensation resembling a light sunburn or windburn.

How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments recommended for maximal results range between 5 and 12 treatments, spaced 1 to 3 weeks apart. Major changes like reduction of fine lines and hyperpigmention become visible after five treatments. Maintenance treatment is recommended at least every three months.  Long term treatments are medically proven to rebuild the collagen and fibrin in your skin giving it a tighter, fuller appearance.

PRICING
1 session  $100
Pkg 5  $400
Membership Price $85

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