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PDO Threads or Threadlift With Dr. Nancy Samolitis, Facile Dermatology

March 8, 2019

Facile Dermatology and Boutique has always been special to me. This elegant and fun gem, in the heart of WeHo, helmed by the fantastic Dr. Nancy Samolitis is more than just a run of the mill boutique med spa. They are on a mission:

“Welcome to the world of Facile–where achieving good skin is easy. We’re what you get when you cross a dermatology office, a spa, and a beauty boutique. We’re obsessed with skin. We personalize every service to meet your needs on any given day (because skin is moody, y’know?).
Your best skin is our priority.”

So you see what I mean.

There’s been a ton of buzz about PDO absorbable threads or “thread lift” from clients and readers wanting to know more about this minimally invasive, zero downtime or bruising (let’s call it easy peasy) treatment and its promise to add instant lift to the skin – hence, instant rejuvenation. But that’s not all. The threads act like a scaffolding of support for the tissues and delicately reposition the skin to while building collagen over time. Sounds like a win win for a lunchtime procedure. 

The lovely, wise and truly authentic Dr. Sam numbed my face and fully went over the procedure before hand. Some numbing. A tiny entry point near the temples. Some pressure as the thread goes in, lidocaine as needed, and then once the longer barbed threads are inserted and ends snipped, smaller threads around the lower third of the face. A tag team of collagen boosting scaffolding.

The whole event was less than an hour. Painless. Not uncomfortable. After I was hilariously numb (think getting one’s teeth pulled) and late on (now) I’m quite sore in my jaw, which is perfect since I can’t eat as I’m on a Prolon fasting mimicking diet this week. (More on that soon!). I used some ice packs on my cheeks throughout the day but there is zero bruising and a little swelling that is probably not even noticeable.

In terms of seeing an instant lift – I do look ‘fresh’ faced. I need to take “after” photos in a week or to really gage. I am mostly interested in the building of collagen over time – when most people are losing it at this age. I will also follow up in one month to see if we need to add some more.

I am writing this the following morning. Cheeks quite sore, but face looks really great – a little swelling will certainly plump things up and my skin feels taught in a great way. Cannot wait to see what happens over time. So far, I am sold on threads! I am still thinking about how totally cool Dr. Sam is. What a treat to meet such a down to earth and real doctor who isn’t out to sell you a ton of stuff you don’t need.

Please call Facile for pricing and details.

West Hollywood
638 1/2 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone 310.929.2220

Pasadena 140 South Lake Avenue, Suite 104 Pasadena, CA 91101

Restylane® Lyft for Back of the Hands at Ava MD

November 15, 2018

Looking for a little pick me up during the holidays? I am in love with this super easy hand rejuvenation using Restylane® Lyft. 

You don’t have to be over 40 to feel your hands are looking a bit…deflated. I am an artist and work with my hands. They are strong and because of this – muscle-y. They look…welp…tired.  This treatment is incredible. Restylane® Lyft totally restored them to looking refreshed and well, younger. It’s a top rec treatment from all the editors here at Groomed LA.

Here are some deets:

  • The first and only hyaluronic-acid based filler that is FDA-approved for the hands.
  • Hyaluronic acid is already found in the body and keep skin looking younger and smooth. As we age, it diminishes and we loose volume in the skin, including the skin on the hands. This causes the bulging veins, and visible bones and tendons that make the hands look older.
  • Restylane Lyft restores volume to the hands and softens the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, making hands look younger.
  • The treatment is safe, and dissolvable, with natural looking results.
  • According to a recent survey conducted by Galderma, 78% of women ages 40 or older wish they could change the way their hands look, 2/3 said they would have a non-surgical treatment to improve the appearance of their hands, and 65% think their hands make them look older than their age! 

Restylane® Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler FDA approved to correct age-related volume loss in the back of hands.1,2 The injectable gel helps restore fullness to the back of the hands, resulting in more youthful-looking appearance.3 

The Restylane® brand offers the broadest portfolio of HA fillers in the U.S., and Restylane Lyft is the first-ever HA dermal filler to receive FDA approval for an area other than the face.1,2

Actual user*. Individual results may vary. Treated with 3mL of Restylane Lyft in the left hand. 4 weeks after treatment.

*user = clinical study subject

Treating Bony, Wrinkled or Veiny Looking Hands with Restylane Lyft

As we age, we lose volume in the hands, which can result in the appearance of prominent wrinkles and bones, bulging veins and visible tendons.4 These signs of aging can make our hands look less youthful.4 Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved HA injectable solution for patients who are seeking more youthful looking hands.2,3

What to Expect from Treatment:

  • Hands That Don’t Give Away Your Age
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • More Youthful-Looking Hands
  • Results that May Last Up to Six Months3

Restylane Lyft is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring substance in the skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. It diminishes as we age, and causes the skin to lose volume, increasing the chances for wrinkles to appear.

Restylane Lyft has a long track record of proven safety and efficacy and has been on the market for over 10 years.1,5 It is also the first and only dermal filler with three FDA-approved treatment areas – midface/cheek, nasolabial folds and now back of the hands.1,2

Restylane Lyft is clinically proven to last up to six months.3 The treatment is injected by a trained specialist, and works to add fullness to the back of the hands.1

The most common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, headache, tenderness, itching at the injection site, and impaired hand function. To learn more about serious but rare side effects and full Important Safety Information visit RestylaneUSA.com.

For more information about Restylane Lyft for Hands, visit www.RestylaneUSA.com. www.RestylaneUSA.com.

Go to the professionals at AVA MD. 

Ava MD | Skin Care by Dr. Ava Shamban‎

(310) 828-2282

9915 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

The Wall’s Flagship Studio Finally Takes Over! (La Brea & Wilshire)

August 1, 2018

Finally!!
BREAKING GROUND WITH BREAKTHROUGH FITNESS
THE WALL‘s flagship studio has finally opened on the corner of Wilshire & LaBrea. Yes – THAT gorg 500 sq foot space you’ve been driving by!
Founder & Celebrity Trainer Jason Wimberly is my personal superhero.
THE WALL is the largest boutique studio in Los Angeles, as well as the first fully-registered green studio in the city.

This place – THE WALL, is my top fave workout experience.

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Check this out – THE WALL’s flagship studio offers a variety of workouts, expertly choreographed with every fitness background in mind.

Whether it be crushing it through circuit training in THE WALL’s “STACKED”, cycling to your goals at “WIMBERRIDE”, recovering in “STR3TCH” or challenging yourself in the studio’s signature class, “123STACK”, THE WALL offers something for everyone.

The “123STACK” is a class that is a first of its kind – beginning with 10 minutes of Core Activation, followed by 20 minutes of High Intensity Circuit Training and ending with 30 minutes of Indoor Cycling. Moving clients in rhythm through two studio rooms, 123STACK keeps attendees focused on unison, making it a  true model of Group Fitness. Holla!

At THE WALL, technology is not used as a means of competition, nor will you find any segregated workout stations. Instead, THE WALL utilizes performance data to help track progress. Each class is constructed rhythmically – ensuring that everyone moves in unison with the goal of promoting mindfulness, cohesion and most importantly, results.

With a mission to deliver the best value possible, Wimberly does not skimp on the luxury either. Architecturally significant and state-of-the-art, the flagship studio space has been designed to optimize the guest experience. Every visual detail is an expression of THE WALL’s philosophy – to break through and rise above, both physically and mentally. A heavy retail program, lounge, THE BAR (a grab-n-go station featuring bites from Cafe Gratitude and refreshments from Clover Juice), free parking, complimentary shoe rentals and towel services, luxury lockers and showers, free wi-fi and a rewards program are just a few of the amenities to expect at THE WALL’s Flagship. Wimberly explains that “it is important that THE WALL focuses on the community and creates a place to meet and connect – so every detail was chosen carefully to ensure a complete experience from start to finish”.

OMG Jason I worship YOU!

The fully interactive space boasts so much more than just workout classes. Wimberly is also intent on contributing to a better, healthier world. This philosophy is what propelled THE WALL to establish itself as the first ever, fully registered green fitness studio in Los Angeles – meaning a completely paperless check in, zero plastic water bottles (only boxed water and a filtered water station), along with the use of eco-friendly building materials and completely toxic-free cleaning materials.

No walls? No breakthroughs. The flagship studio brings together like-minded people in order to generate a cohesive and unified workout juxtaposed with personal success and growth, with a variety of class opportunities and styles. Wimberly’s dream has always been to create a fitness experience that knocks down the mental walls that shroud physical goals in order to challenge the mind, body and soul – now in a studio just as elevated as his workouts.

New client intro pricing is two classes for $25 (one free).

THE WALL’s Flagship Studio (730 S. La Brea Ave, just south of Wilshire) is currently open.

About Jason Wimberly (personal God, if you ask me)

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jason has taught over 6,000 sold-out classes across the country and keeps many of Hollywood’s elite looking their best, including Kate Hudson, Selma Blair, Jane Lynch, Leela Goldkuhl and Annabeth Gish. Prior to opening THE WALL, Jason launched WIMBERLEAN, his signature movement and DVD that focuses on long, lean bodies through isolated movements with resistance bands. Additionally, Jason is a featured W Hotels Worldwide FUEL Trainer and Propel Water Ambassador.

OsteoStrong | Ultimate Osteo Loading | Mar Vista

July 21, 2018

The ultimate bio-hack has arrived to town. I would love to explain the science behind Osteostrong as simply as possible. but I’ll probably the bungle the paraphrasing. Here is what I pulled from their website which explains the benefits of osteoloading simply:

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone to emulate the effect of impact. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise. Heavy loading is already understood and recommended by all international bodies of medical education, but at OsteoStrong, we make it safer.

A force of 4.2 multiples of body weight is the minimum required force to trigger bone growth in the hip joint (the most important place to avoid fracture) and peak forces with adults in conventional resistance exercise only show 1.26 to 1.54 multiples of body weight (1).

Read about Bone Health! 

Read about Skeletal Facts

Read about the SCIENCE

And simple it is. And fun. And fast. And it’s beautiful and the owners are incredible and if Tony Robbins is a partner then I’m in. 

You basically hop on a machine – exert your best effort to push, pull or press for what feels like a few seconds (60!). Move to the next. And in around 7 minutes, you are done.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

OsteoStrong uses the Spectrum System to deliver unprecedented results. Spectrum is first-in-class of a new category devices called Robotic Musculoskeletal Development System (RMDS).

THE ULTIMATE BIOHACK

OsteoStrong works for people at all ages and levels of activity to promote skeletal strength which impacts the entire body in many ways using a process known as Osteogenic Loading. Sessions are quick, painless, and results are measurable and happen quickly.

TRACKABLE RESULTS

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise.

The session: 

There are a few things you need to know prior to coming in for your first visit, which will help make the most of your OsteoStrong experience.
 

PHYSICAL

While OsteoStrong is not a gym, we do support a regular exercise regimen; however, we recommend that you do not exercise at least 3 hours before a session as this will produce quicker results.

ATTIRE

Come as you are. Sessions are quick and only take ten sweat-free minutes once per week. You will feel comfortable wearing anything from business casual to regular street clothes. We see everything from slacks to yoga pants.

SHOES

Almost any shoes are appropriate as long as they do not have a large heel. Some of our members bring a second pair of shoes or just wear their socks while they do their session and all of our facilities have a place for you to put your other shoes if you need.

SKIRTS + DRESSES

During your session, you will be sitting on a few of our specialized devices. Some of our members prefer to wear pants, shorts, or slacks instead of a skirt or dress.

TIME

Regular sessions generally take 10 minutes or less. However, your first visit to OsteoStrong will be longer because of the initial orientation and education. We also want to know more about you and any personal needs or expectations that you may have.

END OF SESSION

After you complete your session, we will not rush you out of the facility. Your certified technician will spend time with you to answer whatever questions you may have about your session, what type of results you can expect and the available membership plans.

And then you get to chill on the PEMF chair, headset and headphones on, listen to Binaural beats and CHILL!!

OH! We need to look into this supplement. It’s Osteostrong approved !

Address: 12712 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (424) 331-1404

Your Best Butt At Bünda

July 6, 2018

Imagine if Pilates Plus, Burn 60 and your stairmaster workout had a threesome.
Welcome to Bünda – the best new workout in town. When I saw this peachy pink studio
opening on West Third, my eyes and butt perked up. WHAT COULD IT BE?
Only the best ass workout in town.
I am so in love this workout. As in obsessed. The class is divided into intervals of around ten mins (tops) floor and stairmaster. The floor station is pimped out with rigs, bands, floor slide, booties and more.
It’s total heaven to me!  
Intense intervals – walking, slow, fast, deep, sideways, ‘catwalk’, and skipping steps. Floor work is classic lunges and butt work -with the emphasis on alignment and form. This is what really speaks to me – as a 20 plus year instructor who is also a stickler for form – I knew this was the real deal. Slow. Steady. Deep. Aligned. Specific.
Excellent.

     IMG_1570Here is why we love this machine

  • Helps shape the butt and legs, specifically with the Bünda unique movements
  • Low impact on the joints, unlike running which is very stressful on your joints
  • Allows for intense cardio without burning all of your muscle tone,  compared to spinning and running.
The owners and creators are smart, well-educated master trainers. Lovely too.

New clients have two options // First class free OR 2 for 1 special for $30. *must choose one, both options will not be honored. CLASS PASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR NEW CLIENT SPECIALS

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Single Classes $30
5 Classes $140
10 Classes $270
20 Classes $500

*Class packages expire 1 year from purchase date

CANCELLATION POLICY- ALL CLASSES MUST BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED 12 HRS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED CLASS TO AVOID LOSS OF THAT CLASS.

Membership: $299

Limited to 100 members
10 percent off retail
1 class per day

*NEW MEMBERS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BUNDA TANK AND BRANDED ANKLE CUFFS 

    
Address8231 W 3rd St suite c, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone(323) 852-3355
Open ⋅ Closes 7:30PM