Melonie at Clarity Skin in Draper says "Revox 7 is the number one product I recommend to all of my patients"
Posted by Revision Skincare on Friday, October 21, 2016
Spring is here and we are blooming at Clarity Skin. Even though our weather says otherwise,
we are excited to have the new Jane Iredale 2017 Spring Collection. The collection will bring a fresh glow and natural look to every skin type.
Featured in the new collection are two new triple eyeshadow, a cream blush, and two pure moist lipsticks.
My favorite of the collection is the peaches and cream bronzer. I love it because it gives you a natural sunset glow. Stop by Clarity to try any of Jane’s products.
Jane Iredale products use the highest quality ingredients available to ensure satisfaction with performance, coverage, application and texture. Their non-comedogenic makeup conforms to the most current technology available that ensure broad spectrum sun protection.
Benefits of Jane are
-pure mineral pigment
-no talc filler
-natural preservatives, no parabens
-Skin Cancer Foundation recommended
-not tested on animals
-non-comedogenic, will not block pores
Volbella… My New Favorite Filler!
I love injecting fillers… I love how natural it is. I love the instant results. I love the patient’s reaction when I first hand them the mirror to take a look when I am finished. I love it all. And these days, I am loving Volbella!
Volbella is a soft, smooth hyaluronic acid used to add subtle volume to lips and softens those perioral lines, or “smokers” lines that we all hate. This is a great product for the aging lip, for someone that wants to add some volume they have lost but doesn’t want “big lips”. And it is the perfect product to soften those lines around the lip and mouth! Volbella is a great add on filler too! For a patient that typically uses Juvederm or Voluma for deeper lines and midface lift, volbella helps to polish things off by filling those fine lines that are trickier to treat.
Because of its soft and smooth appearance, I have been using Volbella in the eye trough area as well and have been amazed by the results. Just the other day I had a girl come in who was preparing for her wedding day photos. She has always hated her “sunken in eyes”. I used Volbella in her eye trough and under eye area and the results were amazing! So natural and subtle yet life changing for her! When I handed her the mirror she started to cry because she was so excited! And finally felt like she could do her Bridal Portraits without hating her eyes.
I love Fillers! I love Volbella! And I love making my patients feel confident and good about themselves.
Within the medical spa environment, a number of desired services relate to skin care. At Clarity Skin, we offer services in everything from laser facials to tattoo removal, and one of our skin services remains one of our most popular treatments: Microdermabrasion.
The term may sound ominous, but in fact, microdermabrasion is among the least invasive and most effective skin layer treatments out there. It uses no chemicals and requires no downtime, utilizing a special exfoliation process to remove upper layers of excess skin. Let’s learn about how microdermabrasion can benefit you.
No Pain, No Risk
Microdermabrasion carries no pain, and not even mild discomfort beyond some very mild scratching or stinging during the procedure. Many people describe it as feeling similarly to a deep tissue massage. There’s no anesthesia or sedation involved, meaning you don’t need to arrange for someone to drive you to your appointment. Side effects can very occasionally include some brief swelling or pink skin, and a slightly raised sensitivity to the sun for a few days. There is virtually no risk of infection or complications.
Speed of Treatment
This treatment takes under an hour in most cases, or even less if you’re only treating the neck and not the face. Some people need multiple treatments.
Microdermabrasion is excellent for all skin types. It works for both younger and aging skin, and is great for helping remove sun damage or age spots. People with oily skin or frequent acne can use it as well – it’s good against blemishes. Single uses of microdermabrasion can offer a temporarily great look before a special occasion while treatments over a period of weeks or months continues to rid troublesome breakouts.
From a technical standpoint, there’s no such thing as an unsuccessful microdermabrasion treatment. Some people require more than one to get the desired effects, but there’s basically no evidence of extreme outliers who simply can’t receive any benefits from this treatment. Results are extremely consistent among dermatologists all over the country.
Want to learn more about microdermabrasion, or any of our other medical spa services? The experts at Clarity Skin are standing by.
Maintaining your Coolsculpting Results
By Corine Young
As a body contouring specialist, I am constantly asked about gaining weight after Coolsculpting.
“What if I gain weight? How should I change my lifestyle? How long will my results last?”
These are all very important questions. Yes, you can gain weight after body contouring. Yes, you can lose your results with a significant weight gain and Yes, it is possible to keep your results forever.
I personally gained weight after my Coolsculpting treatment. I thought that since ¼ of my fat cells were gone, I could eat whatever I wanted and stay slim. After a 13 pound weight gain I was terrified that I had lost my results forever. I learned some amazing things about Coolsculpting because of this.
With my weight gain I still looked better than I had before my treatment. Overall my waist measured larger with my weight gain, but I didn’t have awkward areas where my fat was being stored. I felt like my weight gain distributed equally around my body. I could still wear more form fitting clothing and I wasn’t trying to hide my body like I would have otherwise. After I realized what I had done, I started following a meal plan and lost most of the weight. With weight loss I noticed my treatment results even more. Areas shrunk quicker and I felt even more sculpted. Coolsculpting has released studies showing that results can last forever, as long as life style is maintained.
Here are a few simple ways to maintain your results, and to keep yourself on track.
1- Know that your lifestyle needs to be maintained in order to keep your results. If you eat healthy and work out every day, stick to that lifestyle. Don’t allow yourself to make food decisions that you wouldn’t have made before your treatment. Protect your investment.
2- Carbs are not the enemy, if they are the right carbs. Your body needs Carbohydrates in order to fuel itself. Eating a meal that is properly balanced with Fats, Proteins and carbs will not only make you a happier person, but it will allow your body to operate properly. Sweet Potatoes, Quinoa and Brown rice are all healthy choices.
3- Make sure you are not allowing yourself to over eat. Here is a quick portion size guideline that was found on Diet-to-go:
Protein- Around the size of your palm
Carbohydrates -Around the size of your fist
Fat- Around the a small handful
These are not exact proportion, but they are an easy, quick reminder.
4- Balanced Body, Located in the same building as Clarity, is a great resource for any additional information. Balanced Body specializes in IV Therapy, Hormone Therapy and weight loss assistance. I personally find the slim shots to be an addicting benefit to the healthy lifestyle I am now living. If you feel like you need additional assistance with meal planning, workouts or hormone therapy, Balance Body is an amazing company to reach out to 801-893-3553.
Coolsculpting is an amazing tool to utilize to help you achieve your goals. Let us girls at Clarity Skin help you along the way. 801-571-2040
The field of skin care is constantly advancing, with new treatments to help replace or supplement existing ones, and at Clarity Skin, we’re a step ahead of the curve. One of our most useful skin treatments is called microneedling – a theme used in Europe and around the world for decades, but one that’s just making its way into popular North American dermatology.
Simply, microneedling uses tiny needles to create small wounds, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes in those areas and leading to other benefits. Let’s look at the basics of microneedling.
Microneedling takes place when tiny micro-channels, or holes, are created in your skin by placed needles. Your esthetician will target the locations that need repair, and they’ll be very briefly “wounded” by tiny needles. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing, and even helps improve it over time via repetition – it stimulates greater production of collagen and elastin, important chemicals in the skin.
The microneedling repair process begins almost immediately after injections. There is no permanent tissue damage done during this procedure, and it’s notably effective for everything from wrinkles and scars to acne and blemishes.
How Does it Feel?
You hear “needle” and get worried, but microneedling actually doesn’t feel like much of an injection at all. A high-speed motor is what’s being used to make the needle penetration happen, and this motor will cause the process to feel more like sandpaper being lightly rubbed on the skin – uncomfortable, yes, but not extremely painful. Treatments specifically for scarring on the skin may cause slightly more discomfort, as they use longer needles that can invade what’s known as “nerve space.”
Microneedling has few side effects, though you may look like you have a sunburn for anywhere from a few hours to around a week. You may have some very minor bleeding at the point of the injection, though this will likely have stopped by the time you leave the office. You’ll be told to take good care of your skin, using gentle techniques and avoiding products containing acid for at least a week or two.
Want to learn more about microneedling, or any of our other services such as body contouring or laser hair removal? Our experts at Clarity Skin are standing by.
For people looking to shed difficult fat without invasive surgery, CoolSculpting is a great avenue. At Clarity Skin, we offer a variety of CoolSculpting and other body contouring services to help you get rid of fat in a non-invasive way.
The process of CoolSculpting involves targeting certain areas of cells, approved by the FDA as safe to target. Controlled cooling is applied to these areas, which causes the cells to die immediately and flush themselves out of the body over the course of the next few months. Let’s look at the benefits of CoolSculpting, and how it might be right for you.
Safe and Non-Invasive
CoolSculpting treatments are completely safe, far more so than liposuction or gastric bypass surgery. It’s cleared by the FDA (it’s the only fat-freezing technology with this distinction), and there is no surgery involved whatsoever. In fact, there are zero non-natural substances involved at all – the process simply targets fat cells and then sheds them.
The treatments are also totally non-invasive. They don’t hurt, and require no incisions or injections. Many people even nap during their treatments. There’s no down time during recovery, and you can return to work or other daily activities right away.
When used as a complement to healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting treatments will give you gradual, natural-looking results. You can expect a reduction of about 20-25 percent of the fat in a given area for each visit, though know that it will take some time for these fat cells to fully flush themselves from the body. Because there are no scars or injection marks, this is the cleanest-looking form of fat reduction on the market.
Perhaps best yet, CoolSculpting helps remove fat cells permanently – a job even good diet and exercise can’t do. Diet and exercise reduce the size of fat cells, but they’re still in the body. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, removes these cells from the body forever. If you do gain weight back after treatment, it tends to be more evenly distributed rather than attracting to certain trouble areas.
Want to learn more about CoolSculpting, or any of our industry standard medical spa services? The experts at Clarity Skin are awaiting your call.
While many people have only hear of Botox or related treatments, we offer several other skin and body treatments at Clarity Skin medical spa. These various treatments all hold their own specific benefits depending on your various situation, and all come at affordable rates.
For people dealing with a double chin, our Kybella treatments can be incredibly beneficial. Kybella treatments involve an injection of a solution containing deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps absorb fat. Kybella can rid you of that double chin in a hurry with no notable marks or issues, plus a few other benefits that may or may not be present in other procedures. Let’s take a look at the benefits of Kybella treatments.
Unlike some other skin treatments, Kybella is a non-invasive procedure. It requires no general anesthesia and is not considered a surgical procedure, but rather a simple injection. Most of the other treatments for double chins or similar issues do require actual surgery and often anesthesia, making this a large benefit for people looking for work in this area.
Kybella treatments are very low-risk and safe. They’ve been approved by the FDA, and there are minimal side effects – limited redness or minor pain can be present for the first few days, but rarely anything more than that. There is no downtime associated with Kybella treatment, and some people are even able to return to work on the same day they receive their injection. It’s the perfect alternative for people who need quality work done, but don’t want to undergo full-bore cosmetic surgery.
And of course, the largest benefit of Kybella is its success rate. Kybella has been called a “technological breakthrough” by some dermatologists – a wildly effective treatment for excess chin fat that has success despite such low invasiveness. It has proven its effectiveness times over in both clinical trials and real world applications. If you’re worried about a little double chin, take care of it safely and affordably with Kybella treatments.
Want to learn more about Kybella, body sculpting or any of our other medical spa services? The specialists at Clarity Skin are standing by to assist you.
It’s that time of year folks… New Year Resolutions! It seems to me that the MOST POPULAR is in regards to improving your body, making what I am going talk to you about the perfect fit… Cool Sculpting!
As non-invasive body contouring treatments continue to grow, Cool Sculpting continues to lead be the leader. It is the worlds #1 non-invasive far reduction procedure with over 1 millions treated preformed world-wide. Cool Sculpting is an innovated, non-invasive body contouring treatment that helps contour your body by “freezing” unwanted fat. How is this even possible? Right? Well trust me folks it is!!
Cool Sculpting procedure works by delivering controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystallized aka “frozen,” then 20-25% die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you in less then 3 months. All this without any surgery, needles or downtime!!
The most common questions people have are the following;
• How much will it cost?
• Does is hurt?
• What happens to the fat?
• Does it really work?
• How long does it take for results?
And, What’s happens if I gain weight later?
For most people the number one question is always, how much will this cost? Of course it is the hardest question to answer. Cost varies with every patient, and until we see your body and the concerns you have we won’t know the price. But here’s what I can say, Cool Sculpting cycles start at $600 per cycle with package discounts.
Does it hurt? Again, everyone’s pain thrush hold is deferent but here’s what you can expect; I always tell my patients that there are “moments” of discomfort. The first 10 minutes and the last 3-5 minutes are it during your treatment. Afterwards you will have about a week if swelling, bruising and tenderness. Other then that you can maintain your regular schedule.
Where does the fat go? Well after the treated fat cells are frozen, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good!!
Here’s my favorite question, does it really work?!? My answer is YES! Cool Sculpting has up to a 95% patient satisfaction rate with Zeltiq’s studies. We here at Clarity Skin, help create a customized treatment plan for you that tailors to your individual needs. Results take anywhere between 4 weeks and 3 months. Of course, everybody’s results vary but the whole staff at Clarity Skin have been treated and everyone is 100% sure it works!
Last question that comes up all the time since I covered the time frame for results already is, What happens if you gain weight later? Well of course like any body contouring treatment, diet and exercise is crucial for long term results. However with Cool Sculpting the beauty behind it is that the fat cells that were killed are permanently destroyed. However, we only treated 20-25% of the fat cells so yes, you can still gain volume in the area we treated and of course in other areas of your body.
Here at Clarity Skin we have preformed OVER 3,500 treatments in just under 3 years. We have three of the most amazing, highly skilled technicians. The clinic and the technicians have all been certified and trained by the wonderful creators behind Cool Sculpting, Zeltiq.
So what are you waiting for? Do you want a more sculpted you? Please come in and see me or my amazing coworkers for a complementary consultation to see if Cool Sculpting is right for you!!
Alrighty folks. Time to talk about IPL. One of Clarity’s most popular and most requested rejuvenation treatments.
IPL (or Intense Pulsed Light) is a multi-tasking, non-invasive, light based treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve many different skin imperfections. Our particular device, the ELOS SRA Plus, also combines the synergy of bipolar radio frequency. By combining these two energies, we are able to improve sun-damaged skin, vascular lesions, diffuse redness, rosacea, pore size, and even smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles. HELLO!! Yes. You NEED an IPL treatment. We ALL need an IPL treatment. Unless you live in a cave, you have some degree of sun damage. It may not be visible on the surface yet, but it’s down there. Eventually it will make its way to the surface. A series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal. Treatments are 1 hour long, very easy to tolerate, and there is very minimal down time. Most patients walk out of the office with a “sun-burned” appearance to their skin. Brown spots and vascular lesions will darken over the first 3-5 days and develop a “coffee ground” texture. This crusting is easily covered with a tinted sunscreen and mineral powder and will flake off, usually within 7-14 days depending on how severe your skin damage was.
It is required that you avoid any sun exposure before and after your treatment. We are unable to treat tanned skin. It is also recommended to discontinue the use of any AHAs, Retinol products, and photo sensitizing medications 5-7 days before your treatment as these can cause adverse reactions. Combining a good at-home skin care regiment with your treatments will enhance your results, and daily use of a vitamin C antioxidant and a physical spf are a must during the course of treatment.
So, how does it work?? The visible light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the skins surface, while the radio frequency energy stimulates the production of collagen (the skins support system) from within. In combining the IPL and RF energy into one treatment, we are able to offer you the very latest and greatest form of skin rejuvenation.
So there you have it. IPL is a safe effective way to give your skin an overall rejuvenation. Come and see me soon!!!