Category Archives: ANTI-AGING + PROCEDURES + MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Your Gentle Fall Peel Is Here : The Perfect Derma Peel At Blue Medi Spa

November 22, 2017

Last year, this time, I was Dr. Talei getting my Profound treatment before heading to Ojai for a very private spa retreat at The Oaks Spa. That is what I call a perfect Thanksgiving week.

This year, I am home, cooking, sad but true. But this doesn’t stop me from taking full advantage of the down time to do a high impact treatment. Fall is the perfect time for a deep, restorative peel for obvious reasons. Fresh skin, no more beach, etc. I did my peel on Saturday – today is Wednesday. It’s a super easy, little down time peel. And the little down time is mild. On day three I peeled a little bit, today, day four, more dry skin peeling, but nothing major. I imagine I will be done peeling by Friday, day four. This is for sure the most mild peel I have had. I have had peels where I look like I fell out of an airplane – just full on raw, red skin and what looked like I might never heal. Major burns. This feels safe and I am free of that “holy shit, I’m scarred for life” anxiety. It’s hard to tell what my skin will look like, but for now things look clear and rosy. Ideally, a series of four is recommended. 

I’m excited to fill you in on the Perfect Derma Peel  at Blue Medi Spa.

Ronda Nofal, skin care expert and founder of Blue Medi Spa is hot for this peel. Here’s why:

Ronda says that the new, key ingredient that makes your fall peel even more effective is the addition of glutathione, an amino acid that serves as a powerful antioxidant, fights free radicals and reverses signs of aging.  New to market and the first peel infused with glutathione, the Perfect Derma Peel is a dynamic blend that helps undo damage caused by sun exposure and is sure to turn back the clock and make your skin glow.  

“Optimal time (for a peel) is usually about 8 weeks or 2 skin cycles after heightened sun exposure or end of your summer tan.  While cellular damage is of course cumulative over decades, the skin undergoes a full turnover cycle about every 28 days taking with it some of the upper pigments carrying cells with the ‘tan’ and unfortunately unveiling deeper areas of hyper pigmentation and more permanent discoloration and damage,” she said.

“Only after about two cycles, the skin is fully back to its natural color, melanin is less active and the acid complexes can be most effective reaching and treating the damaged areas of dermis.  And, since ideally you want to lessen your sun exposure before, during and after a peel, as of November, days are shorter and weather is cooler helping ensure you don’t reignite the damage that was just peeled away.”

I went yesterday to the massive and full-on-go-to Blue Medi Spa (wow, I forgot how amazing this spa is – they have EVERYTHING!!!) and adored my aesthetician, Raquel. The treatment is so easy and fast. A few swipes of the product and I was done. I left with a week of post-peel care. In a few days, my summer skin will start peeling and in one week I will go to GLOW!

Here is some more from the spa’s website about this peel. One treatment is $295.

About The Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect Derma Peel can be used on all skin types, requires no pre-peel skin preparation, takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain free.
The Perfect Derma Peel combines Glutathione, Kojic Acid, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Phenol, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C.

The anti-oxidant Glutathione neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals, actually slows down the aging process and prevents wrinkles. Kojic Acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, Phenol and Retinoic Acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while Salicylic Acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation. Alone the ingredients are powerful, but the combination produces amazing results.

Amazing Results

  • Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin
  • Lighten and brighten your skin
  • Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots
  • Reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate hyper-pigmentation and acne scars
  • Improve acne skin conditions and Melasma
  • Stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin

bluespa.com

Two decades experience in medical cosmetics and spa services with the highest level of training and CME scholars on their practitioner staff in addition to RN, PA and NP’s —  Blue Medi Spa is one of the premiere laser – contouring and complexion – anti-aging medical spa of its kind in the nation.

Blue fuses science and aesthetics in a a luxurious manner both in ambiance and service.  A “go to” of the top technology companies they feature dozens and dozens of “first and finest” laser and tightening technologies in over 6,000 square feet of chic blue space.

Address14622 Ventura Blvd #118, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Appointments: bluespa.com

Phone(818) 783-3600

Ballancer Pro Exclusively at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery by Dr. Gabriel Chiu

November 17, 2017

The Balancer Pro is a FDA approved “SPACE SUIT” 

Just in time for Thanksgiving!!

The ultimate wait to relieve holiday bloat! You can actually trim inches with proven technology for immediate weight loss and circumference reduction by stimulating the lympatic system and effectively and safely. WE all know about the lymphatic system by now, right?

 

Ballancer® full body treatments stimulate dermal and subdermal circulation. The increased blood flow and decongestive directional massage that results in lymphatic drainage has numerous benefits: tone and invigorate the skin, speed up removal of fatiguing waste products, slim contours and create a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

The Ballancer® is developed and buit according to the most stringent European, Asian and American medical standards.

How the Ballancer® Works

Ballancer   uses a special inflating compression garment to apply a gentle or firm massage. Each Ballancer® garment contains up to 24 individual air chambers that overlap to apply fluent compression strokes that target every square inch of skin in the treated area with the same precise pressure. This massage motion, with its special direction of flow, increases circulation and gently but thoroughly decongests the problem areas of hips, waist, thighs, buttocks and upper arms. The Ballancer action accelerates the removal of waste products from fat metabolism, reducing the appearance of cellulite (“orange peel skin”), improving skin tone, and reducing volume in areas affected by excess fluid retention. Its gentle, rhythmic action promotes relaxation.

    

How does the Ballancer® Affect Your Body?

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM:

Ballancer® peristaltic massage enhances blood circulation in the skin and the deep layers under it. This brings fresher oxygen to skin cells, and assists in speeding the elimination of toxins.

Ballancer Treatment Benefits

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:

Ballancer® compresses and massages the abdomen, relaxing the abdominal muscles. The massage action is a natural bowel stimulant and can be especially helpful for clients who suffer from constipation.

UPPER BODY BLISS – The ultimate massage

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM:

Ballancer® increases the lymphatic flow. The lymphatic system is responsible for removal of waste products from the areas under the skin, and Ballancer® massage speeds up their elimination.

MUSCLES:

Ballancer® peristaltic massage helps remove toxins from exercise and physical activity, as well as soothing, relaxing and decongesting the muscles, easing aches and pains.

SKIN:

Ballancer® massage increases the flow of freshly oxygenated blood to skin layers. Skin will look firm and toned, and will feel smoother and softer.

RECOVERY:

Ballancer® treatments reduces bruising and swelling and shortens the recovery time after surgery, liposuction or lipolysis.

  • Treats and reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Reduces swelling, pain and volume in areas of excess water retention, visibly slimming and toning contours
  • Firms and tones the skin, for a fresh, young look
  • Clients complete their session feeling relaxed and rejuvenated
  • Immediately relieves “heavy legs”

Unique Devices

The manufacturer is specialized in developing and manufacturing of pneumatic compression therapy systems, with patent protected innovative technologies.

  • State of the art design and manufacturing
  • Highest quality, most accurate and precise systems
  • User friendly design for the target market professionals, clients, home and institutional
  • Pioneers – constantly developing new systems according to market needs
  • Unique and innovative features
  • Ballancer® 505, with its unique features and simple use, is ideal for beauty salons, studios and
  • Ballancer® 505 provides these treatment modes: Pre-treatment, Ballancer®, Wave
  • The Pretreatment cycle is a primer for the main

It decongests the trunk first, to maximize the results of the treatment session that follows. As the sequence progresses, it begins the compression moving lower and lower down the limb.

  • Ballancer® applies two treatment modes, according to selection:
    • Wave cycle – long, deep, and slow peristaltic massage
    • Ballancer® cycle – rapid, superficial peristaltic caresses

ONLY HERE

Address9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone(310) 888-8087

Protect and Prevent Year Round with IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Collection

November 6, 2017

Just because it’s getting colder, the sun can still reck total havoc on skin. IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Collection. Which is great news, because it has now become my favorite sun care.

The sun care line will shield you from the sun, of course, and as well as from pollution and smoke (bonus).

Prevention+ is an evolution of daily skin moisturizers with built-in broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun and infrared protection.

And this one...is my daily go to. It makes my skin absolutely luminous. It’s light as a feather, keeps my skin free of clogged pores and for some reason – it makes me radiant, while protecting from the sun’s worst kinds damage.

PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30+

After your favorite IMAGE Skincare serum and before makeup: Make this sheer, lightweight hydrator the essential final step in your daily skincare routine. This mineral-based SPF 30 moisturizer contains a unique form of zinc oxide that absorbs quickly into the skin, delivering broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, lasting hydration and antioxidant defense without a white cast or residue. It’s free of parabens and perfect for dry, redness-prone and sensitive skin.

$36.00

 

The line (priced from $33-$38) provides a range of products for all skin types, long term sun exposure, sports actives, and post treatment skin, including:

 

Pure Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 35+ is an anti-pollution, anti-aging pure mineral sunscreen spray that offers superior UVA/UVB and infrared protection. The spray is ultra-lightweight for a non-greasy, weightless finish and is formulated for advanced protection against the aging effects of the sun.

Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 is formulated for superior UVA/UVB and infrared protection during sport and outdoor activities. Infused with organic ingredients including agave leaf extract, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil, this antioxidant rich spray provides advanced protection against sun damage.

Daily Hydrating Moisturizer is a long-lasting, deep moisturizer for dry/dehydrated and sensitive/rosacea prone skin combined with a broad-spectrum high UVA/UVB sun protection. The formula is enriched with a blend of anti-oxidants, vitamins and green tea as an anti-inflammatory agent with high sun protection.

Daily Matte Moisturizer features broad-spectrum protection with microsponge technology to absorb surface oils and leaves skin with a matte, shine-free finish.  Great for everyday use, it contains a next generation blend of anti-oxidants to decrease harmful effects of the sun and environmental exposures.

Daily Tinted Moisturizer features a built in broad spectrum UVA/UVB high sun protection and provides an even skin tone and healthy glow. The formula is lightweight and sheer to absorb quickly without any residue.

Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer provides an ultra-sheer, lightweight finish with a built in broad-spectrum high UVA/UVB sunscreen.  It contains zinc oxide, a key ingredient to prevent free-radical damage and protect against environmental exposures. It’s formulated to delay the aging effects of the sun on skin cells and is safe for post-procedure skin.

Ultra Sheer Spray SPF 45 features ultimate protection with its water resistant, lightweight formula that dries clear. Next generation technology combines physical sunscreen ingredient transparent zinc oxide with powerful anti-oxidants to prevent free-radical damage and protect against environmental exposures. 

IMAGE Skincare is available in spas and salons nationwide. To find a location near you, visit: https://www.imageskincare.com/pages/store-locator/

Also check this out for a cool skincare quiz!

Instytutum’s newest product launch the Flawless Pads!

November 2, 2017

Woot! Meet Instytutum’s newest product launch the Flawless Pads!

Flawless Pads ($69) just launched with ingredients such as Glycolic Acid, Vitamin B3, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Sodium Hyaluronate for  reduced pore size, Additionally, the brand will be showcasing their new products, Body Rain ($59)  (Anti-Aging Body Mist) and Flawless Skin Mask ($69) ( Age-defying perfecting facial sheet mask).

INSTYTUTUM High Performance Skincare was inspired by Natalia Derkach, M.D., a truly visionary woman. A top-level executive of a successful pharmaceutical corporation renowned for manufacturing innovative medical solutions. Her dream was to create her own skincare brand with truly effective, innovative, clinically-tested products.To pursue her passion for beauty, she teamed up with the most prestigious Swiss laboratory. Its scientists have over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry and a reputation for outstanding quality, anti-aging breakthroughs and performance-driven actives. Together they created INSTYTUTUM skincare and brought her vision to life. INSTYTUTUM skincare is a perfect union of the latest science, technology and high-performance actives. Providing highly-effective and innovative skincare products is our #1 priority in order to create FLAWLESS SKIN.

LAYERING SKIN CARE FOR FALL WITH GLO SKIN BEAUTY

September 25, 2017

glo skin

Fall layering doesn’t stop with sweaters! Meet two serums I am loving layering right now.

15% Vitamin C

First layer –  will visibly transform your skin’s clarity with a high dose of Vitamin C.

Skin-strengthening antioxidants provide environmental protection, defending against free radical damage and boosting skin’s radiance.

Second layer!

Daily Hydration

This skin-quenching boost of hydration helps to restore skin’s suppleness through high levels of water-binding humectants that hydrate and moisturize, leaving skin soft, healthy, and balanced. Be sure to ADD this or the first serum can feel sticky, alone. This smoothes it out.

Daily Hydration available now for $61
15% Vitamin C available now for $96
www.gloskinbeauty.com