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Inside the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars like Miley Cyrus

September 20, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities and mega influencers like Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Blair Imani fix their severe acne breakouts, I found your answer. 

It’s Face Reality’s Acne Bootcamp.  With over a 90% success rate, celebrities and acne sufferers nationwide rely on this customized acne program to clear their skin. Here is a breakdown of what clients can expect during the program.

I could not wait to take my teen to see Zaida’s studio, Skintegrity, at her cute little studio over in Glendale, where she follows this Face Reality Acne Bootcamp protocol, that WORKS!

During the initial consultation, the Zaida, evaluated Aria’s skin – and discussed all possible acne triggers such as hormones, digestive system, stress levels, diet, medications, cosmetics and lifestyle. 

Her facial was next level – Aria has had many facials to address her teen acne and all have left her a MESS. Zaida treated Aria with extra care while doing a supremely thorough extraction portion. For the first time, Aria’s skin has totally cleared up – IN A WEEK – after the facial and using the products Zaida outlined for her protocol. She is glowing and more important HAPPY!!!

We are definitely going back and Zaida is Aria’s new facialist. Now of course I cannot wait to get it for myself. While I don’t have acne, many women my age have massive hormonal issues, and I can certainly use a facial from an expert who knows what they are doing. As far as I’m concerned, being trained as an acne specialist prepares you for everything.

SKINTEGRITY
116 E. Broadway
Glendale CA 91205
(424) 256-9299
Suite 204 (@nd floor)

Check out the treatments here

The 411 on the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars:
  • After the consultation, clients will receive a customized skincare regimen and treatment plan. Face Reality products are pharmaceutical-grade, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, with different strengths for all levels of acne. Expert guidance is given on how to use the products to ensure skin is not getting irritated.

  • The actual professional acne treatments are customized for the condition of the skin at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need hydration and other times you will need corrective peels to facilitate the clearing of your acne and dark spots. They will perform extractions at every treatment so your skin clears more quickly.

  • Depending on the severity of your acne, it typically takes 3-4 months to get clear. Many people see a noticeable difference in their acne within the first two months.

The amazing Zaida below who I love love love…

 

More details about Zaida’s Face Reality Acne Bootcamp HERE!

Some intense before and after’s of the Face Reality Acne Bootcamp:

The skincare for the protocol – it is WORKING.

Mila Moursi Spa

July 2, 2021

Heavenly facial at Mila Moursi Spa.

It is ALL about the Mila Moursi’s famous technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. This is next level on every level. It naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow.

Mila Moursi is the skincare legend behind the most beautiful people in the world. Hollywood royalty’s best-kept secret, Mila opened her West-Hollywood-based spa, the Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute & Day Spa, in 1981. She welcomes A-listers from across the globe as well as clients from all walks of life who swear by her innovative techniques and luxury products.

Mila’s passion began in Paris where she studied cosmetic chemistry as a disciple of Dr. Louis Renaud, a renowned French chemist who created many of the luxurious and timeless formulas of the great prestige skin care houses from all over the world. She moved to the United States at a young age to share this unique knowledge and passion for improving the health and beauty of her clients.

Building upon her training in aesthetics and cosmetic chemistry, Mila invented dry contouring and sculpting massage (now widely copied), her signature high performance technique for building the facial muscles, while sculpting and highlighting the face’s natural bone structure, which provides a health conscious alternative to often misused botox and fillers.

Constantly innovating to provide her clients with the most state-of-the-art ingredients and techniques in the world, Mila travels frequently to research the latest technologies and developments, inventing exciting product formulations and continuing to pioneer new frontiers in skincare.

SIGNATURE TREATMENTS

FACE TREATMENTS

  • CLASSIC EUROPEAN FACIAL

    60 MINUTES: $200
    Gateway to beautiful skin, this classic cleansing facial removes impurities, deeply hydrates, and balances tone, keeping skin supple, oxygenated, and well-nourished. Regular facials are recommended in order to maintain results and prevent future skin issues.
  • SIGNATURE REJUVENATION TREATMENT

    75 MINUTES: $300
    This unique facial rejuvenation treatment features Mila Moursi’s own technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm without the use of machines. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow. Firms and lifts the face, neck, and décolleté, while potent serums, creams, and mask improve elasticity, firmness, and a flawless radiance. Regular treatments are recommended in order to help keep skin looking firm, tight, and lifted.
  • INTENSIVE REJUVENATION TREATMENT

    75 MINUTES: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2,190
    This treatment features Mila Moursi’s own technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow. Includes one supplemental corrective treatment, according to personalized skin condition, while potent serums, creams, and masks improve elasticity, firmness, and a flawless radiance. For lasting effects, this treatment is recommended as a series.
  • L’OPTIMAL

    90 MINUTES: $550/ SERIES OF 6: $3,000

    This treatment combines the best in manual techniques and state of the art, advanced technology to bring you the best results.It features Mila Moursi’s technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow

  • ENDYMED RADIO FREQUENCY FACIAL TIGHTENING

    60 MIN OR LESS: $350/ SERIES OF 6: $1,800 (FACE)
    60 MIN OR LESS: $400/ SERIES OF 6: $2,100 (FACE & NECK)

BODY TREATMENTS

  • FULL BODY MASSAGE

    60 MINUTES: $165 / 90 MINUTES: $225
    De-stressing massage sends the entire body into a state of profound relaxation. Firm, therapeutic massage strokes melt away tension, reduce muscle fatigue, and stimulate microcirculation while encouraging well-being for the body, mind, and soul.
  • BODY DETOX & WELLNESS TREATMENT

    120 MINUTES: $375 / SERIES OF 6: $2100

    Wellness starts here.Detoxifying and skin conditioning body restoration program begins with a detoxifying treatment that promotes sweating impurities and toxins out of the system. Treatment includes a customized lymphatic drainage massage and G5 massaging machine to increase the detoxifying process, target cellulite, and enhance body firmness. Lymphatic drainage, sweating, and improved circulation lead to a visibly smoother, more contoured silhouette.

  • VACUODERMIE & PRESSOTHERAPY CELLULITE TREATMENT

    60 MINUTES: $350 / SERIES OF 6: $1,800
    90 MINUTES WITH MASSAGE $400/ SERIES OF 6: $2100
    Cellulite-targeted treatment is designed to smooth, firm, and slim body contours by stimulating circulation, improving lymphatic drainage, and facilitating the flow of nutrients to problem areas. Transformative treatment includes Vacuodermie, Pressotherapy, and lymphatic drainage massage.
  • RADIO FREQUENCY

    45 MINUTES: $250 / SERIES OF 6: $1350
    90 MINUTES WITH MASSAGE: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2250

    Non-invasive radio frequency is designed to help firm and contour the body.Technologically-advanced treatment encourages the body’s natural collagen renewal process to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Includes de-stressing, therapeutic massage to melt away tension, improve microcirculation, and encourage well-being for the body, mind, and soul.

  • CRYOTHERAPY & PRESSOTHERAPY

    45 MIN: $350 / SERIES OF 6: $1950
    Cryotherapy treatment uses cold and warm temperatures to optimize blood circulation, create a youthful radiance, and encourage collagen synthesis to tighten and firm skin. Includes pressotherapy to stimulate and improve circulation on the legs and the lymphatic system.
  • CRYOTHERAPY & MASSAGE

    90 MINUTES: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2250
    Cryotherapy treatment uses cold and warm temperatures to optimize blood circulation, create a youthful radiance, and encourage collagen synthesis to tighten and firm skin. Includes de-stressing, therapeutic massage to melt away tension, improve microcirculation, and encourage well-being for the body, mind, and soul.
  • L’OPTIMAL BODY SERIES

    90-120 MINUTES SERIES OF 6: $3000
    Alternating Body Series consisting of the Body Detox & Wellness Treatment, Vacuodermie & Pressotherapy Cellulite Treatment, Radio Frequency, & Cryotherapy, in addition to the face and body LED bed.

Watch the VIDEOS here to learn more: 

STORE LOCATOR

1-844-509-6495
Mon-Fri 9am-2pm PST
For spa availabilty in our West Hollywood location, please call 310.274.1602.

SkinSpirit Beverly Hills

May 1, 2021

We popped over to the new SkinSpirit location in Beverly Hills to see what all the buzz about and saw with our own eyes (and faces!) what this pioneer in advanced aesthetic treatments, medical-grade facials, and world class body services, is all about. Turns out – a lot! We will be heading back this May, to report on their signature facial and also a few more micro-tweaks with the incredible NP, Lynn Bartels. More about Lynn later, but she did the most amazing subtle refreshers with Botox and filler. Tiny micro-updates to balance, harmonize and refresh and the work was nothing short of amazing.

SkinSpirit is known for its expertise and exceptional service, with 17 luxurious locations throughout California, Texas, Washington and Utah – it’s the number one provider for Botox and dermal fillers in the U.S.

Their team of practitioners is considered best-in-class practitioners, they use up-to-date scientifically-proven methods, and offer a comprehensive suite of personalized, tailored services

The only way to ever report on anything involving aesthetics and injections is to experience it ourselves. Groomed LA has never and will never, write about anything that goes on or in your face and body, without firsthand trying for ourselves.

Lynn Bartels graduated from the Harbor-UCLA nurse practitioner program, with a dual degree in adult medicine and women’s health, and began her career as a nurse practitioner (NP) in cardio-thoracic surgery. She made the switch to aesthetics 17 years ago and was the first NP brought on board at SkinSpirit.

Today, Lynn treats patients from SkinSpirit’s Beverly Hills, Palo Alto and San Francisco clinics and stays on the cutting edge of new technology and techniques by working hands-on with thousands of patients a year. Recognized as an expert in the field of facial rejuvenation, Lynn specializes in creating custom non-surgical programs that use combination therapy to produce stunning results.

As a clinical expert, she is known for “training the trainers” and serves a national trainer for Allergan’s Medical Institute teaching her skills to residents, physicians and nurses around the country. Additionally, Lynn sits on several prominent medical advisory boards including SkinSpirit’s Medical Advisory Board and Allergan’s Aesthetics Advisory Board. She is a regular featured expert at the top national medical aesthetics conferences annually.

For more information on SkinSpirit, please visit: https://www.skinspirit.com.

153 S Lasky Dr, Suite 8
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 552-8010

Located on the second floor.

HOURS

Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4pm

We tried the Biologique Recherche Facial x Shutters on the Beach One Spa and It Gave Us Life

August 14, 2019

Biologique Recherche is nothing short of revelatory skincare. And the Biologique Recherche facial at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach is the facial for true obsessive skin care groupies. 

You may know the cult fave line already. I’m sure you do. Look what Refinery 29 has to say:

“Biologique Recherche’s P50 is now about as recognizable a name as it gets in the world of prestige beauty. It has been called “Jesus in a bottle,” “life-changing,” and “The Best Beauty Product in the World.” It smells like vinegar and the quart of milk you pushed to the back of the fridge and forgot about for three months. Its fans will still tell you it is the single best thing they have ever put on their face.”

I have met with and heard talks given by Dr. Allouche – Co-Owner and Head of Creation (his parents founded the brand) and when I tell you this skincare the top, top, top tier of brands, you’ll add a few more ‘tops’ to that after you’ve been on their very specific routine for a month.

Dijana Marjanovic is the lead esthetician at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach and her knowledge of skin blew me away, during my luxurious facial at this adorable luxury spa in Santa Monica’s classic Shutters. I was ga-ga over the whole nautical vibe. 


But this facial – oh my lord – and Dijana. There is nothing like being in the hands of an expert. Biologique Recherche has reigned as one of the most prominent international skincare lines, delivering the highest level of efficacy. Their formulas and treatments work together to rebuild skin and treat specific skin conditions.

I left with glowing skin and a serious regime, check it out:

1.Cleansing CareLait VIP O2 (every morning and evening) To clean your skin and prevent devitalized skins, apply a small amount of Lait VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Lightly massage for emulsification and then remove with damp cotton or rinse off with cold water. Repeat as required for complete removal of any impurities and makeup, then dry with tissue.

2.ExfoliatorLotion P50 PIGM 400 (every morning and evening) To gently exfoliate, purify, clean and regenerate the epidermis, apply a few drops of Lotion P50 PIGM 400 on a cotton pad (damp for the first two weeks only), and gently pat over your face, neck and décolleté. This multifunction lotion is the cornerstone of the Biologique Recherche methodology, it rebalances the pH of the skin for epidermal reconditioning and improves the efficacy of all Biologique Recherche products applied after it. Light redness and tingling sensation is expected if the skin pH is imbalanced – do not stop the use of the lotion, use it on damp cotton and the sensation will decrease after a few days. This product should not be combined with any other exfoliating product.

3.MasksMasque VIP O2 (once to twice a week) To revitalize the skin and brighten the complexion, apply Masque VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. Masque Visolastine + (once to twice a week) To durably moisturize the skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier to protect against dehydration, apply a thin layer of Masque Visolastine + all over your face, neck and décolleté. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask provides a sensation of comfort and softness.

4.SerumsSérum VG Tensil (every morning) To tone and firm the skin, as well as smoothe fine lines and wrinkles, apply a few drops of Sérum VG-Tensil all over your face, neck and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Collagène Natif (every morning, after the Sérum VG Tensil) To hydrate and restore the epidermis, as well as tighten the pores, apply a few drops of Sérum Collagène Natif on clean skin over the whole face, neck, and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Colostrum (every evening) For intense hydration, apply a few drops of Sérum Colostrum all over your face, neck and décolleté, lightly massaging it upwards until it has been entirely absorbed. This intensely moisturizing serum contains milk proteins which enhance the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and improve its elasticity.

5.CreamsCrème Biofixine (every morning) To smooth and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, apply a hazelnut-sized amount of Crème Biofixine all over your face, neck and décolleté. This tensing first wrinkle cream will leave your skin soften and radiant. Crème MSR-H (every evening) To moisturize, firm and fight against signs of aging, apply a hazelnut amount of Crème MSR-H all over your face, neck and décolleté. Slowly massage from bottom to top, from the inside of the face moving outward until the cream is completely absorbed by your skin.

6.Finishing SerumSerum Grand Millésime (every morning and/or evening) To instantly brighten and rejuvenate the complexion, apply a few drops of Sérum Grand Millésime to your face, neck and décolleté, after using your morning cream. This serum is rich in revitalizing, antioxidant agents and Hyaluronic Acid. We would like you to follow the above instructions and your daily regimen as best as you can to ensure the success of this customized skincare program, created according to your skin needs. Yours in great skin, The Biologique Recherche Team.

Now that is a routine! I cannot WAIT.

When I posted my facial experience on my Insta-stories – immediately, all my true top tier skin care groupies wrote me – “But of course! “, “I only use Biologique Recherche!!” , “Duh!!”

I urge you to see Dijana Marjanovic to experience this for yourself. 

 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

This New Way To Use Restylane Filler Will Be The Next Big Thing

June 23, 2019

RESTYLANE LYFT FOR MIDFACE & CHEEK INJECTION VIA CANNULA  Restylane Lyft Now Joins Restylane Silk as the Only Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Approved for Use with Cannula1, 2. 

We are massive all-time fans of all things Restylane to soften lines and restore facial volume. We age. We lose volume. It’s that simple. The old expression, we need to choose between our asses or faces. I’d like to think to keep both going at full volume.

Forget the days of over-filling faces to look like puffer fish – that aesthetic is our biggest turn off and has never been something we even want to associate with. At Groomed LA, we simply want to share the best tools to make you look as awesome as you feel on the inside. We give you the best tools for inner work and the best for outer to reflect your awesomeness inside – that simple!

I have used fillers in the most delicate ways, to soften under eye circles and add some fullness in areas where the face started to thin out.

Restylane Refyne is FDA-approved for smile lines and now, Restylane® Lyft it is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler approved for use to restore age- related volume loss in the midface and cheek area with a blunt tip cannula.

I worked with The Master Injector, Bernice Cohen, RN, PHN ,BSN, CANS, at AVA MD, as she is the expert trainer in this and tops in the country. It’s always thrilling to work with Bernice as she is such a top level pro in the field, I always learn so much and leave with my mind blown (on top of looking excellent).

Bernice Cohen is a Registered Nurse, nurse injector and laser specialist, as well as a Public Health Nurse with a B.S. degree in Nursing. Having joined the Ava MD practice in March of 2010, she is now a Top Trainer in the US for Galderma Injectables, teaching other doctors and injectors how to use Sculptra, Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Dysport. Born in Berlin, Germany and raised in Burbank, California, Bernice worked as an international model doing runway, print and commercial modeling with Ford and Elite for 15 years before making her transition to dermatology.

Why a cannula?

The use of a cannula may be associated with less potential damage to blood vessels, and may help minimize patient bruising, help decrease swelling, and allow for minimized downtime.

Natural-looking results, restored volume and fullness to the cheeks.

Restylane® Lyft

  • Created with XpresHAn Technology™, to help smooth moderate lines and provide the right amount of support and flexibility through a range of facial expressions
  • Integrates with your skin and acts like your body’s own hyaluronic acid 
  • Gives the support you need while allowing a range of facial expressions

Restylane® Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler approved for use to restore age- related volume loss in the midface and cheek area with a blunt tip cannula.1,2 

What is a cannula? What are the benefits of injection with a cannula? 

A cannula is a small, thin, flexible, blunt tip needle with a small opening on the side that provides an effective means for injecting HA dermal fillers into the skin.3 

The use of a cannula may be associated with less potential damage to blood vessels, and may help minimize patient bruising, help decrease swelling, and allow for minimized downtime.4 

Bernice in action….

Precise implantation of HA fillers is important for patient safety and for achieving the best aesthetic outcome and using a cannula can result in a more precise injection as compared to a needle.

When injecting with a cannula, a single-entry point is used so the cannula can be inserted through the entire midface or cheek area.6 When using a needle, the sharp tip of the needle penetrates through the skin down to the depth in each point where the filler is injected. In contrast to this, a cannula has a blunt tip, and requires only one to two insertion points on either side of the entire injection area. 

Here’s what you can expect with Restylane Lyft for midface and cheek injection via cannula: 

Bernice made sure to enhance my natural bone structure, not change it. The goal is to leave looking the same only BETTER!

 Restored volume and fullness to the cheeks 

Natural-looking results 

 May be associated with less bruising and decreased swelling compared to injection via needle4 

 Results proven to last up to 12 months1 

Restylane Lyft is the only HA filler with three FDA-approved indications – the midface/cheek area, nasolabial folds, and back of the hands.1,2 

For more information about Restylane® visit www.RestylaneUSA.com 

Important Safety Information 

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne

APPROVED USES 

Restylane® and RestylaneLyft® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21. 

Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for injection into the subcutaneous plane in the dorsal hand to correct volume deficit in patients over the age of 21. 

Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles in patients over the age of 21. 

Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21. 

Restylane® Defyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21. 

Are there any reasons why I should not use products within the Restylane® family? (Contraindications) 

To ensure a safe procedure, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. You should not use products within the Restylane family if: 

• You have severe allergies with a history of severe reactions (anaphylaxis) 

• You are allergic to lidocaine or to any of the gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make hyaluronic acid 

• You are prone to bleeding or have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder 

Are there other precautions that I should discuss with my doctor? 

• Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy, or in women who are breastfeeding, has not been studied 

Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are intended to treat facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane- L are also intended for lip enhancement. Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is also intended for injection in the dorsal hand to correct volume loss. Treatments in other areas of the face or body have not been evaluated in clinical studies. 

• The safety and effectiveness of Restylane® Silk for areas other than the lips and perioral area have not been evaluated in clinical studies. 

• Tell your doctor if you have any history of scarring, particularly thick and stiff scars, or any pigmentation (skin color) disorders. These side effects can occur with hyaluronic acid fillers in general. 

• Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment 

• Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with these products may be at a higher risk for side effects 

• Tell your doctor if you are on any medications to decrease your body’s immune response (immunosuppressive therapy). Using these medications may increase your risk of bruising or bleeding at the gel injection site. 

• Tell your doctor if you are using any “blood thinners” such as aspirin, warfarin, or any other medications that affect bleeding. Using these medications may increase your risk of bruising or bleeding at the gel injection site. 

• The use of these products on gel injection sites with skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of product in these areas could delay healing or make your skin problems worse. 

Tell your doctor if you have diseases, injuries, or disabilities of the hand. 

What are the possible side effects? 

The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site, and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. 

One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. 

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. 

*To report a side effect with any of the Restylane products, please call Galderma Laboratories, L.P at 1- 855-425-8722. 

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