Friday, November 21, 2014

The 12 Spa-Days of Christmas


 Gift Ideas to Pamper You and Your True Love from Head to Toe!

By Dr. Christine Gosch


There’s no need to check this list twice! The holidays are a time of giving and splurging and what better way to indulge your holiday spirit than with a trip to the spa? This season, we are offering holiday gift packages for you and your loved ones that can be enjoyed either onsite or in the comfort of your own home. What a perfect way to get head to toe ready for 2015?  Pamper yourself and even better, find amazing gifts for that hard to shop for special someone!
 
On the 1st Day of Christmas ....
 
Everyone deserves a relaxing facial!
 
The full facial starts with removing your makeup and a soothing steam. You are then treated to a deep cleansing with pore suction and exfoliation. Your facial includes 15 layers of amazing pampering.   Enjoy a calming shoulder and arm massage while our mask hydrates and smoothes your face. Once the masque is removed a toner is applied and you are treated to a final facial message.
 
 
On the 2nd Day of Christmas ....
 
Revitalash  
 
Every woman wants longer, thicker eyelashes.  Why not get them the newest, amazing product to give them the lashes they want and deserve.
 
On the 3rd Day of Christmas ....
 
Jane Iredale - How about Lip Fixation Lip Color and Gloss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each Lip Fixation boasts a lip stain and lip gloss in complementary colors. Packed with botanicals, the stain actually soothes and pampers lips for comfortable, buildable coverage without feathering or drying. If you're ready to commit to saturated, picture perfect color, cozy up to our irresistible shades.
 
 
On the 4th Day of Christmas ....
 
Jane Iredale Compact of the Season
 
Electric, refillable beautiful purple compact with gemstone embellishment. Every woman loves to have their powder in a pretty compact that sparkles when they pull it out of their purse! Only from Jane Iredale and Bella Medici -- just $20!!
 
 
 
On the 5th Day of Christmas ....
 
Laser Hair Removal
 
Imagine never having to shave again!  How about getting rid of that troublesome folliculitis that comes with shaving.  Don't travel with a razor ever again.  Everyone deserves laser hair removal.  
 
On the 6th Day of Christmas ....
 
Skincare!!

We all have to wash our face.  Why not wash it with the best? You deserve to have your face pampered and taken care of.  Come see us to determine the best choices of products for your skin care needs.  We have our own private labelled skincare products for every skin type.  We also have Skinprint which is an exclusive plant stem cell growth factor product brought to you from New York City.  Finally, Regenica --- the most amazing human growth factor product that your skin cannot live without!!

 
On the 7th Day of Christmas ....   Laser Tattoo Removal

We can rid you or your loved one of that unwanted tattoo completely and forever!  Bella Medici has the newest, latest and greatest in tattoo removal lasers.  Why not get the package to remove that unwanted tattoo finally?

 

On the 8th Day of Christmas ....

Girls night our party

 

Why not have your Christmas Party at Bella Medici?  



Party for up to 10 guests plus the host
Host receives free Botox
Guests receive discount Botox and other special offers
Includes food and beverages



On the 9th Day of Christmas ....    Botox VIP card
 
Get Botox for a full year --- purchase your full year's needs in Botox and get your Botox for $9 per unit!  We all want to look rested and refreshed.  Botox is the easiest way to freshen up your look.  Erase those angry lines that make you appear tired or frustrated.

 
On the 10th Day of Christmas ....
 
Whole Body Vibration
 


10 Minutes a Day takes the Gym Away -- Why not buy a one year membership for our amazing WBV Machine?
 
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training was originally used in the 1960’s by the Russian Cosmonauts to overcome muscle atrophy, bone density loss and blood clotting caused by extended periods of exposure to zero gravity, and is currently being used by Olympic Athletes, Fitness Trainers and Centers, Health Care Physicians, the Elderly, Handicapped and Celebrities alike!

Benefits
Firms and Tones
Reduces Cellulite
Improves Metabolism
Enhances Detoxification
Accelerates Weight Loss
Improves Lymphatic Drainage
Little Effort & Low Impact

Reduced Training Time
Improves Circulation
Increases Flexibility
Range of Motion

Muscle Strength
and MORE!

 

On the 11th Day of Christmas .... Monthly Microdermabrasion!

Lunchtime Brighteners for Fresh Skin!   

Benefits Explained

Microdermabrasion has several benefits, including zero recovery time.
Since staying out of the sun is not always an option, microdermabrasion is Hollywood’s secret to looking red-carpet ready. And, whether you’re a man’s man or a girly woman, in the prime of your youth or proudly rich with years of wisdom, the beauty of this lunchtime facial is that it’s perfect for most anyone looking to freshen up their face. From erasing years from your appearance to reversing the damaging effects of tanning your bod, check out the benefits of microdermabrasion.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion, also known as Microderm, is a cosmetic procedure used to remove the top layer of sun-damaged and dead skin cells and leaving behind a healthier, younger you. Whether you decide to go with the crystal or non–crystal method of exfoliating the outer-most layer of your skin, both offer these top benefits of microdermabrasion:
  1. Rejuvenates sun damaged skin – The sun can do a number on your skin, causing sun spots, wrinkles and enlarge pores. But, freshening up your skin is a cinch with a few microdermabrasion sessions.
  2. Eases age spots – Microderm is like giving your skin cells a pep talk, stimulating new cells to replace the damaged ones as you watch your age spots — which is actually caused by sun damage that can strike at any age – fade into the sunset.
  3. Painless – Whether exfoliating with crystals or paddles, this painless treatment exfoliates the skin without the tears, even if you aren’t the toughest of men.
  4. Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles – Regardless of your age, exposing your skin to UV rays is like begging lines and wrinkles to riddle your face regardless of your age. However, microderm can step in and soften those creases and turn back the clock on aging.
  5. Works quickly – Also dubbed a lunchtime procedure, microdermabrasion is a fast technique with immediate results – and with little to no downtime to force you to hide your face from your fans or your friends.
  6. Makes other cosmetic procedures work better – Microderm can be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels to rejuvenate your complexion. It also helps makes it a piece of cake for topical products to penetrate through the surface layer.
  7. Helps makeup look smoother – By ridding your complexion of dead skin cells and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, microdermabrasion lets your makeup glide on for a flawless finish.
  8. Gives acne treatment the advantage – Microderm opens up clogged pores that lead to acne, helping to get rid of the junk and leaving cleaner, smoother skin behind. It also opens the door for topical anti-acne treatments, making it easier for medication to penetrate the skin.
  9. Improves acne scars – Softening the top layer of your skin with microdermabrasion can smooth very superficial acne scars by removing the skin’s dead cells on the surface of your skin and improving the smoothness and texture of your mug.
  10. Shrinks pores – Enlarged pores aren’t a pretty sight, but luckily this affordable Tinsel Town favorite will tighten enlarged pores and get your complexion paparazzi-ready.
 
 
On the 12th Day of Christmas .....
 
How about a Premier Membership to Bella Medici Medical Spa?


Our Membership loyalty programs are for frequent spa visitors. Spa membership makes it easy to experience extraordinary services on a regular basis. Members will receive discounts on products and services.  For a low monthly fee, our membership program allows you to reduce stress, increase energy, support anti-aging, and enhance the overall health of your skin.  Depending on your membership level, receive a free monthly facial and free mask or chemical peel, free use of our Whole Body Vibration machine, discounts off products and services, $50 credit to use the month of your birthday and special invites including free use of our facilities for private parties.

 

Why not get them all!!!  We all love spa days! 





 


 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Keep up with the Kardashians - Vampire Facelifts have arrived

Vampire Facelift™

VAMPIRE FACELIFT

One of the best anti-aging treatments

Are you in search of the best anti-aging treatment to combat the effects of aging? You are in the right place we can help you restore the exact beauty of your youth through our Vampire Facelift treatment. Vampire Facelift is one of the latest anti-aging treatments which is becoming increasingly popular not only in the UK but throughout the world. Are you wondering how this process works?
 Vampire Facelift is an advanced anti-aging treatment in which your Vampire Facelift expert prepares dermal filler with the blood collected from you. Using centrifugal action along with a catalyst, all the platelets and fibrin in the blood are separated. A thick concentrate is formed from the platelets and fibrin which is then used for your facial restructuring.

Bella Medici Medical Spa specializes in offering Vampire Facelift treatment.  We will help you restore your skin’s original beauty and help you regain your youthful looks. We make the Vampire Facelift treatment work for you. As this is an advanced anti-aging procedure, you must make sure that you choose your skincare specialist carefully so that you get the fullest benefits of Vampire Facelift treatment. Added to that you should also make sure that you are absolutely safe in using this procedure by getting this process done by the most experienced skincare specialist at our clinic.

The dermal filler prepared from your blood will be injected just under the skin in the right quantities by our expert. This will trigger the new skin cell growth. Within a short time it will result in stronger collagen support structure giving you firmer facial skin. When Vampire Facelift is injected, it stimulates a protein which is responsible for the growth of the new cells that eventually spreads in the treated area.

Our Vampire Facelift treatment can be used for wide range of skin care problems and in particular for aging related issues. Some of the most popular areas for which Vampire Facelift treatment is used include but not limited to pock marks, acne scars, skin divots, hollow cheeks, fine lines around the mouth, nose and forehead. In the hands of an experienced skincare expert, Vampire Facelift is like the magic wand that can give youthful appearance to almost any part of the body.

Today many people prefer to use Vampire Facelift treatment over the other cosmetic procedures as this method has lot of benefits. One of the best things about Vampire Facelift is that patients never succumb to any allergic reactions because the dermal filler is created from the patients’ own blood and hence 100% natural. When compared to other methods, your Vampire Facelift treatment will be over in about an hour.

Vampire Facelift does not require you to take any anesthesia, has no side effects, noticeable results in the shortest time and minimal discomfort, all these make the Vampire Face Lift one of the best treatments today.

Vampire Facelift is suitable for people from all ethnic backgrounds. However, this method is not recommended for people that are using blood thinning medications or people that have blood clotting problems.

When you approach us for your Vampire Facelift treatment we will first have a detailed session with you to establish whether Vampire Facelift is suitable for you and whether there are any inhibiting causes for the use of this treatment procedure. Once we make sure that you are a suitable candidate for Vampire Facelift we will schedule a convenient date and time for the procedure. Our skincare expert will perform this procedure on you on the appointed date. You will be able to see the results of Vampire Facelift treatment procedure in as short as two to three weeks which varies from individual to individual. You will be able to see noticeable change in the treated area over a period of time. New cells will continue to grow for a number of weeks improving your looks. During this period your signs of aging will disappear fast.

At Bella Medici Medical Spa we bring you extraordinary care and attention right from the moment you walk into our clinic. We provide you with very friendly environment that will make you feel at home instantly and give you great confidence that you are in the right place.  If you too want to benefit from our expertise in Vampire Facelift treatment, call us today and get your appointment. You will be able meet the chief skincare expert directly to discuss your needs.

Get rid of all the signs of old age and let your skin match your youthful spirits. Let us help you remove all the blemishes and flaws on your skin. Make use of this latest skincare treatment to fight the signs of aging. Contact us right away for your skin care expert’s appointment.

ArteFill is Amazing!

 

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Bella Medici Medical Spa has worked very hard and researched deeply to find the very best solutions for our customers.  We love to recommend Artefill Dermal Filler because the results have such a natural look and it is a wrinkle solution that does not involve so many visits to the doctor!  ArteFill is the only long-term "permanent" filler on the market.  It is amazingly natural looking and can transform your face immediately.  The best news is it's long lasting!  You don't have to return every 6 months and have it done again!!!

Artefill Dermal Filler


Artefill:
  • is long lasting
  • is economical
  • feels natural
  • requires fewer injections
  • is more convenient

Artefill
is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.  The PMMA microspheres stimulate your own body to make collagen so your results are long-lasting.
Finally, a solution to wrinkles that does not involve frequent visits to the doctor! You will love the natural look. Don't be surprised if your friends swear you have just returned from vacation, or have done something "different" to your hair!

Artefill Patient Stories


 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Therapeutic Touch Therapy arriving soon to Bella Medici Medical Spa - call today for more information and to get your appointment

Therapeutic Touch 


What is Therapeutic Touch?

In Therapeutic Touch, therapists place their hands on or near their patient's body with the intention to help or heal. In doing so, therapists believe that they are consciously directing or modulating an individual's energies by interacting with his or her energy field. The focus is on balancing the energies of the total person and stimulating the body's own natural healing ability rather than on the treatment of specific physical diseases.
 
Therapeutic Touch is based on the following assumptions:
  • The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy that are in constant interaction with self, others, and the environment.
  • Illness is an imbalance in an individual's energy field.
  • Clearing or balancing the energy field promotes health.
  • All humans have natural abilities to heal and enhance the healing in others. 

What is a session like?

A typical session lasts approximately 15 to 30 minutes. You will sit in a comfortable chair and lie down fully clothed. The Therapeutic Touch practitioner will begin by discussing your goals for healing. He or she will then use light touch and/or sweeping hand motions above the skin surface to assess and balance the energy in and around the body.
Therapeutic Touch practitioners generally follow these steps.
  1. Center themselves in the present moment and bring themselves to a calm, quiet state of consciousness.
  2. Assess the client's energy field.
  3. Clear and mobilize the client's energy field, direct energy to achieve wholeness, and balance the field.
  4. Evaluate and close the treatment.
  5. Ask for feedback and answer client questions.

What is the difference between Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch?

Therapeutic Touch is a specific energy technique developed by Delores Krieger. Healing Touch is a collection of techniques developed and compiled by Janet Mentgen in the early 1980s. These techniques are taught through the Healing Touch program.

How might it benefit your health and well-being?

The goal of Therapeutic Touch is to assist the recipient in tapping into their own healing process and to restore wholeness and wellbeing at the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of the person.
Therapeutic Touch does not attempt to cure disease, but rather to stimulate the body's natural healing process. According to Therapeutic Touch texts, the major effects of Therapeutic Touch are a deep relaxation response, reduction of pain and anxiety, and faster wound healing.
Practitioners believe that this therapy promotes health and wellbeing and eases the dying process. Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation have found it helpful in reducing side effects of treatment, such as nausea, vomiting, weakness, or fatigue. Others have seen reduced feelings of anxiety or grief.
Therapeutic Touch can benefit people of all ages and all states of health or illness, as well as plants and animals.
This therapy is generally very safe, but precautions need to be taken with pregnant women (since there is more than one energy field), and people with some forms of mental illness. Experienced practitioners will take these factors into account.

Call us today to schedule your appointment!!!  417-335-3040

Monday, November 10, 2014

SkinPrint Chemical Peels will change your face forever! No Fear and No Pain for amazing gain

Skinprint “Chemical” Peels: Nothing to Be Afraid Of! (unless you are afraid of beautiful skin)


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As soon as people hear the words “chemical peel," some automatically think of a bloody, painful mess -- expecting their face to become terribly swollen and painful-looking after a chemical peel. But that’s not a fair assessment at all of this wonderful, skin-refreshing treatment!
Chemical peels can give your skin a healthy “just refreshed” look or can be a bit more aggressive, taking years off your appearance all at once. Although some chemical peels are much stronger and are designed to penetrate deeper into the skin, we tend instead to use lasers nowadays for these deepest of treatments. The peels performed by Medical Aestheticians, like myself, will penetrate a little more superficially, and still provide a nice, healthy glow at the end of it without any major healing or down time.

What is a “chemical” peel?
The word “chemical” tends to scare people. In fact, we use an organically-derived solution that is applied to the skin surface, causing the dead cells and some surface cells to separate and peel off, allowing new skin to regenerate beneath the surface. The new skin is generally smoother in tone and texture, with a less wrinkled appearance. Following a chemical peel, the skin color may also be more even and uniform.
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What can a chemical peel accomplish?
Chemical peels can be used to treat fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, and the wrinkles that result from sun damage. Chemical peels can also be used to improve the skin’s color by correcting sun spots, age spots, and blotchiness that can occur with birth control pills, or pregnancy (melasma) can all be improved through chemical peels. In addition, the pre-cancerous skin changes that result from excessive sun exposure (actinic keratosis) can also be improved with a chemical peel. The procedure can also be used to improve acne and to treat mild scars that were caused by acne. It can even make dull appearing skin appear more vibrant and revitalized.

Who are the best candidates for a chemical peel?
The best people for a chemical peel have fine lines and wrinkles with minimal skin sagging, and generally without severe skin excess. A chemical peel can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.

What type is best for me?
There are so many different peels available, the patient and their Medical Aesthetician or Nurse together can select a peel designed specifically for what the patient wishes to improve and the amount of downtime the patient can allow. A peel should be selected based upon the type of skin condition that needs improvement. If the skin aging changes are confined to the upper layers of skin, then a very superficial peel will be effective. However, if the changes in the skin involve the deeper layers of the skin, then a deeper and more aggressive peel will be required to obtain the results required.

There are many peels on the market; some are stronger than others. The strength of the peels depend on:
• the type of acid that’s in the peel (i.e. glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, etc. – the smaller the molecule of the acid, the deeper it’ll penetrate into the skin)
• the percentage of acids in the peel (i.e. 30% glycolic acid vs. 20% lactic acid or a combination of different acids)
• the pH level of the peel (i.e. 3.0 vs. 0.9 – the lower the pH means the peel is more acidic)

What are the different types of peels available?
Here at Bella Medici Medical Spa, we can make customized Skinprint Peels, to accomplish just what your skin needs! We have many different options from superficial peels to deep peels.

All SkinPrint peels are interchangeable and can be combined in a single session. All peel are recommended to be done in a series of treatments, however with even just one peel you will start to see results. Your Certified SkinPrint Aesthetician will help you customize to achieve maximum benefits! 
                                
SkinPrint Repair Peel
Customized to repair and rejuvenate aging skin, this effective overall anti-aging peel has been clinically proven to help stimulate collagen production, reduce pore size and fine lines, and slow sebum production with the use of a proprietary blend of natural acids.

SkinPrint L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Quench
This pure, naturally-occurring l-ascorbic acid quench is designed to halt free radicals immediately on contact with the skin. It is excellent for damage due to smoking, pollution, sun exposure, or any environmental damage.

SkinPrint Lactic Acid Peel
This super-hydrating peel repairs the skin’s natural barrier function and corrects the skin’s pH. It is often used in combination with other peels to get the most optimal synergy of both peeling and hydration.

SkinPrint Brightening Peel with Hydroquinone
This peel provides a combination of acids and hydroquinone that brighten skin tone, lighten hyperpigmentation and photo-damage, remove dullness, and smooth textural problems, while suppressing further melanocyte activity as well. Treats acne-prone skin concurrently with anti-inflammatory agents.

SkinPrint Glycolic Acid Peels
We offer both a 30% and 70% Glycolic Peel that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone and reduces uneven texture. Collagen and elastin production are stimulated by a series of these treatments to promote anti-aging of the skin. Ultra-pure water and glycolic acid ensure that no impurities are present.

SkinPrint Salicylic Peels
Both 10% and 20% Salicylic Peels are available to significantly peel away imperfections and reveal a new, smooth skin surface. These peels “immobilize” acne symptoms such as papules, pustules, and cysts on contact. Utilizing a series of these peels also diminishes sebum production.

Skinprint BioPeel
This amazing do-it-all chemical peel produces quick results without pain and keeps downtime predictable and at a minimum. It improves the tone, texture and clarity of your skin, reduces age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma. It softens lines and wrinkles, helps clear acne skin conditions, reduces acne scars, and stimulates the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.

So after you have read this blog and think that you would benefit from a chemical peel, please call Bella Medici Medical Spa at 417-335-3040 to schedule your appointment today.  Mention this blog and get 10% off your next chemical peel!

The Ins and Outs of Pigmentation. Let us help you get rid of pigmentation forever




What Does Your Skin’s Pigment Say About Your Health?

You go to great lengths to keep your skin looking its best by using serums, creams, and different regimens, all of which play an important part in managing your skin’s health. However, while it’s important to focus on the end result, it’s also important to understand what’s happening underneath your skin to affect its pigmentation, or color. After all, understanding what’s happening at a scientific level can provide you with one more tool to help you keep your skin as healthy as possible.

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is the color of a person’s skin; in some cases, pigmentation can be indicative of a person’s state of health. If someone experiences an illness or injury, their skin’s pigmentation may be affected and become lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyper- pigmentation). Hence, it’s important to keep an eye on any changes in pigmentation, as this might hint at damage being done to your skin.


What causes changes in pigmentation?

Surprisingly, 90% of what we perceive as aging is actually caused by factors that you can control, the main one being the amount of time your skin spends exposed to the sun.2 Excessive sun exposure may be responsible for structural changes in the skin that will not be seen for years, and can also cause drastic changes to your skin’s pigmentation.
The sun’s rays actually speed up how active your skin cells, or melanocytes, are. Melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color, so more exposure to the sun’s radiation means more pigment in your skin.

Pigmentation changes may also take place in those who have darker skin, as dark skin tends to have more melanin, which makes one more susceptible to a condition known as melasma. Also known as “pregnancy mask,” melasma is characterized by brown or tan patches on the face and is caused by a change in hormone levels. It is most common in expectant mothers, although men can also develop the condition.

                                                  

Additionally, changes in pigmentation may also be attributed to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). PIH, which is caused by trauma to the skin such as bug bites and acne, are dark spots that remain long after the initial inflammation has healed.

Treatment and Prevention

The good news is that you can manage pigmentation changes to your skin by limiting your exposure to the sun and avoiding unnecessary trauma to your skin. Some easy-to-follow recommendations include wearing sunscreen every day, bringing a hat or umbrella for further protection from the sun, and always wearing sunglasses. It’s also important to leave blemishes and acne scars alone so they heal properly

At Bella Medici Medical Spa we have many options to help with your pigmentation issues.  Call today to schedule your free consultation at 417-335-3040