22 May 2018

No Pain, All Gain with the Hydrafacial Elite

What is a Hydrafacial?

Contrary to what the name implies, the Hydrafacial is not your typical “facial”. It is a completely customizable, 3-in-1 treatment designed to supercharge your skin care program. By merging invigorating spa treatments with advanced medical technology, the Hydrafacial will restore the vitality and overall health of your skin – which makes this amazing procedure a perfect fit for Embody MedSpa!

Using patented “Vortex-Fusion Technology” the Hydrafacial leaves the skin healthy, refreshed, and radiant with a 3 step process:

  1. Cleanse & Peel: exfoliates, resurfaces, and provides a deep clean
  2. Extract & Hydrate: painlessly removes debris from pores and nourishes the skin
  3. Fuse & Protect: saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to repair and maximize skin health for an instantly gratifying glow

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28 September 2017

What Is CoolSculpting?

When you first hear about CoolSculpting, it sounds too good to be true. A painless procedure that permanently gets rid of fat in all those stubborn areas in 1-2 treatments? No way. I know there’s doubt in people’s minds because I’m the biggest skeptic out there. But guess what? It works!

Freeze Away Fat?

So let’s talk about how this innovative, non-invasive procedure works. CoolSculpting works by delivering controlled cooling to your fat cells causing them to freeze and die, a process known as cryolipolysis. Your body then naturally eliminates these dead fat cells over time, leaving you feeling more comfortable in your clothes and confident in your appearance.

Because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells within the body, we can use CoolSculpting to target those stubborn bulges without harming other tissue. 25% of the fat cells in the treated area are eliminated with each treatment – permanently! The whole process is easy, painless, and effective.

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13 June 2017

In Search of the Perfect Brow

Eyebrows have become THE hottest beauty trend since teeth whitening. And it’s no wonder – they frame the face and have a way of giving that polished look to your overall appearance. But what if you weren’t blessed with naturally full and perfectly shaped arches??

Microblading, a new form of semi-permanent makeup, will turn even the most pathetic brows into gorgeous works of art. Also known as eyebrow embroidery and feathering, this procedure is used to reconstruct lost eyebrows, re-build thin brows, or just enhance existing brows. The best part? It looks completely natural and lasts up to 18 months!

Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, microblading uses individual strokes to create realistic-looking “hairs”, as opposed to blocks of color. Our highly skilled and certified microblading technicians carefully map out the perfect eyebrow shape and customize the color using only the finest non-toxic, stable, insoluble, and antiseptic pigments. A non-motorized tool called a microblade scratches the outer layer of the skin which then allows for these specially developed pigments to be absorbed. The whole process takes about 2.5-3 hours and voila! Realistic, flawless brows that won’t wash off or smudge or fade away.

While microblading may not be for everyone, it is a truly amazing breakthrough in the cosmetic industry. So maybe you’re sick of filling in your wispy brows or tired of drawing on new ones each morning. Or maybe you just want your arches to be the envy of all who see them. Whatever the reason, microblading might just be the treatment you’ve been searching for.

 

2 March 2017

Is Mineral Makeup Really Worth It?

There has been a lot of buzz around mineral makeup in the beauty and skincare industry for the past decade with more and more companies developing their own brands or improving what they already have. But what exactly is mineral makeup?

In the most basic terms, mineral makeup refers to cosmetics that do not contain chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup. However, my definition is a bit more specific. True, high quality mineral makeup should be comprised of pure micronized minerals and should not contain talc, petroleum, alcohol, dyes, or fragrance. The ingredients should make the products naturally anti-inflammatory, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and non-irritating. The naturally sourced pigments should provide true colors with excellent, lasting coverage. Oh, and throw in some mineral based sun protection for good measure.

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9 December 2016

Ingestible Collagen: A Revolutionary Skin Breakthrough

Why is collagen important?

Collagen is a protein that gives skin structure and strength, firmness, and elasticity. As we age, the rate at which we produce collagen slows down by about 1% each year after the age of 25, while the rate at which collagen is destroyed increases. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

To increase collagen production within the skin we recommend getting professional resurfacing procedures and a home care regimen that includes retinol, peptides, and antioxidants. In addition to treating collagen with topical methods, there is evidence to support that ingesting hydrolyzed collagen further boosts the collagen levels within the skin.yana-1

Hydrolyzed collagen is a protein that has been broken down into tiny fragments, allowing for better absorption by the body. Once absorbed, the collagen levels in the skin increase thereby decreasing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin elasticity, hydration, and roughness.

Introducing YANA Daily Collagen Shots

The revolutionary new beauty liquid works in conjunction with both a professional and home care anti-aging program for amazing results. Clinically proven to increase collagen by 65% in just 60 days and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 63%, this delicious drink delivers fast results and promotes younger looking skin.

Using a complex called Lumiplex these daily shots work to rebuild and repair skin on a cellular level. It delivers 5 powerful restorative compounds to the skin: hydrolyzed collagen peptides, phytoceramides, biotin, a proprietary ultra-nutraceutical antioxidant complex, pyridoxine HCL.

By incorporating ingestible collagen into your daily routine you can expect to see an overall improvement in your skin in as little as 1 week, as well as increased skin hydration by up to 40% and skin elasticity by 15% within 3 weeks. The product is sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and non-genetically modified (non-GMO).

Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Embody MedSpa is all about maximizing results in the shortest amount of time safely. Adding the YANA Daily Collagen Shots to your existing skin care program is such an easy way to accomplish that. Stop in to try a FREE sample of this revolutionary new treatment and take your skin care routine to the next level.

 

20 July 2016

Bothered by a Double Chin?

You’re not alone! 67% of people surveyed say they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin. This unwanted fullness can be caused by genetics, weight gain, or aging, and it can make you appear older or heavier than you are.kybella 1

Allergan, the pharmaceutical company responsible for Botox and Juvederm products, has developed Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. 

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25 February 2016

Body FX – A Superior Solution for Cellulite Reduction

Body FX by InMode is a cutting edge body contouring treatment that uses radio frequency to reduce fat, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This non-invasive, but aggressive procedure actually destroys fat cells (a process known as lipolysis) resulting in long term fat reduction. Body FX attacks fat cells with 3 different clinically proven modalities:body fx blog

  • Radio Frequency provides precise and optimal heating of the skin for fat reduction, skin contraction, and body shaping
  • Deep Tissue Heating causes a significant increase in collagen production and helps with fat cell destruction
  • Negative Pressure Massage allows for maximum depth of treatment

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30 December 2015

2016 Top Ten Skin Care Resolutions

  1. Wear SPF 30 every day

90% of all visible aging comes from sun damage. Protecting your skin daily will help keep it looking younger and healthier, while reducing your risk of skin cancer.

  1. Quit Smoking

Smoking accelerates the aging process within the skin, which leads to more wrinkling, sagging, and discoloration.

  1. Eat Clean

A healthy, nutrient-dense diet will result in a youthful, radiant complexion. Eating clean has been shown to improve acne, rosacea, and eczema.

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Want skin that glows? Drink water! We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces for ideal hydration.

  1. Reduce sugar & caffeine

Sugar causes inflammation which can aggravate acne and rosacea. It also can cause collagen and elastin fibers to become brittle which leads to premature aging. Caffeine is a diuretic and will dehydrate your skin if you’re not consuming enough water.

  1. Relax

Stress causes the release of hormones such as cortisol and testosterone, which can aggravate a number of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hives, etc . Stress may also accelerate cellular destruction which leads to premature aging.

  1. Exercise

Committing to a regular exercise routine will increase circulation to the skin, reduce the levels of stress hormones, and increase endorphin levels. This all leads to a beautiful, more youthful complexion.

  1. Wash your face every night

Remove dirt, oil, makeup, and pollutants that accumulate on your skin throughout the day.

  1. Sleep

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Insufficient sleep will lead to accelerated aging and a reduction in your skin’s ability to repair itself.

  1. Invest in your skin

Fashion trends come and go, but great skin never goes out of style. Do yourself a favor and consult a qualified skin care professional to determine the best products and treatments for your skin type and concerns.

10 September 2015

Too Young For Botox? Maybe Not.

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, the commonly held beliefaxle is to wait until you have signs of aging before beginning treatment. However, it is far more effective to start treating the skin early to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of elasticity and volume. We encourage people to stay out of the sun, quit smoking, and adopt an age management skin care program by the age of 25 because it is easier to prevent premature aging than to correct it. There is even evidence to support the use of Botox early on to prevent or delay the development of fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscular contraction.

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6 August 2015

Rosacea Facts and Fixes

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting more than 16 million adults in the US alone. It is characterized by redness of the face with a tendency to flush easily, tiny red pustules that may resemble acne, and small dilated blood vessels. It mostly affects people of Northern European descent, and is more frequently found in women.rosacea

Though it cannot be cured, rosacea can be controlled and symptoms can be managed. Untreated rosacea generally worsens over time so it is important to take proper care of the condition as early as possible.

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