Thursday, November 10, 2016

Dermal Filler for Penis Enlargement

Penis Enhancement with Dermal Filler – now at Bella Medici Medical Spa

The search for the quick and easy path to physical enhancement, augmentation, and improvement never ends. Whether it’s implants or injections, there seems to be plenty of people who are ready, willing, and able to take advantage of techniques that promise some improvement over what nature has given us.
Nowadays, the use of cosmetic fillers has been taken to the next level. The current trend is to use certain skin modifying substances as a sort of body filler as well. A quick search on the Internet reveals that there are a variety of doctors who claim to be experts in administering dermal fillers for penis enlargement.
Unfortunately, the fast way is not always the safest way. There are some serious things to consider before having Dr. So-and-So inject your penis full of a concoction of collagen and microspheres!
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal filler is a substance that is typically injected into the skin to fill wrinkles and small imperfections. A wide variety of natural and synthetic substances are used for this purpose and each has its own special qualities. As such, some are more suitable to providing temporary results, while others are more useful as a semi-permanent, or permanent solution.

Some of the most common filler ingredients are as listed below:
·       Collagen: A natural protein found in human and animal tissue; provides temporary results.
·       Body Fat: A natural substance usually taken from the buttocks.
·       Hyaluronic Acid (HA): A natural substance found in the skin; provides temporary results.
·       Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): A natural substance found in the bones.
·       Poly-L-lactic Acid: A synthetic, biocompatible substance; provides semi-permanent results.
·       Polymethyl-Methacrylate (PMMA): A synthetic, biocompatible substance; provides permanent results.
·       Silicone: A synthetic, non-biocompatible substance; provides permanent results.

Filler Materials for Penis Enlargement
Keep in mind that currently, no injectable filler has been approved by the FDA for soft tissue augmentation – i.e. penis enlargement. The use of an injectable filler for large areas such as in the buttocks, breasts, and the penis is highly controversial and risky.
There are really only two injectable materials that can potentially provide permanent results to the penis: silicone and PMMA. The former is dangerous and should be avoided, and the latter, less risky, is a a slightly more sane solution.
When used for penis enlargement, the filler material can only be injected under the skin making the penis appear thicker and somewhat longer when flaccid.
PMMA. One filler that has been making the news lately is PMMA. This material is synthetic yet biocompatible and remains in the target area for permanent enhancement.
Twenty percent of this material consists of microscopic synthetic polymer beads called microspheres. The remaining 80% of PMMA is purified bovine collagen gel. The collagen provides strength and structure and stimulates natural tissue production around the spheres which leads to semi-permanent to permanent results.
Length and girth are said to increase with PMMA injections but there is never any distinction between flaccid and erect size. It’s highly unlikely that erect length can be increased through PMMA or any other dermal filler. The only benefits that we can see would be increased flaccid and erect thickness (girth) and some length while flaccid.

Bella Medici provides a non-surgical girth procedure using a permanent filler called Polymethylmethacrylate, or PMMA. PMMA consists of microspheres suspended within a collagen matrix. The Polymethylmethacrylateis and collagen filler is injected under the penile shaft skin utilizing a specialized cannula. The injected PMMA is aesthetically shaped along the entire length of the penile shaft.

Over the next several weeks, the collagen matrix will absorb naturally by your body. During this process the body will react to the remaining PMMA microspheres and form a natural and permanent collagenous tissue surrounding each individual microsphere of injected PMMA.

Once the healing phase is complete, PMMA provides results in penis size gains that will look, feel, and function as it did before the procedure, except it will now be significantly thicker. PMMA girth thickening enhancement is permanent and does not require follow up procedures to maintain size gains achieved. Multiple sessions are only performed for patients who desire larger girth increases.

Gains from PMMA Girth Thickening

Penile erect circumference gains from PMMA varies depending on the volume of filler injected. Total Life Enhancement provides PMMA options ranging from 15cc’s to 30cc’s of the injectable filler. Typical erect circumference gains of .5-1.25 inches respectively are routinely achieved.  Combining dermal filler with PRP (platelet reactive plasma), added benefits to sexual function can possibly be achieved as well.

As with any type of dermal filler there is the possibility for side-effects. Some possible problems that one could experience include the following:
·       Migration of gel material
·       Lumps
·       Granulomas
·       Allergic Reactions
·       Rash
·       Itching
·       Keloid Scarring
·       Pain
·       Bruising

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Microblading coming to Bella Medici Medical Spa

What is Microblading?

Microblading Is the Off-the-Wall Brow Treatment Everyone Is Talking About.  Microblading is a way of implanting pigment under the epidermis using a specially designed tiny blade which leaves thin realistic hair strokes for the most natural finish. Together we design a brow which is totally bespoke to you – your colour will be mixed from the highest quality pigments just for you. With this technique we can create almost any look, from a very natural light finish or a beautifully bold brow. Sparse or missing brows can be completely restored. When using the hand held microblade, the colour is deposited closer to the surface than when a machine is used leaving very fine and crisp hair strokes with no spilling under the skin.

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Microblading originated in Asia and is also known as eyebrow embroidery. A fantastic treatment for anyone looking to improve or enhance the appearance of their eyebrows.
Microblading can fill in sparse brows or create a new brow. Unlike traditional eyebrow tattoos, the Microblading method won't leave a flat dull look and is a much safer treatment. The "3D" effect adds realism to the end result; which makes this the perfect procedure for Men and Women seeking to improve the look of their brows and you can have natural looking makeup, 24/7.

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How long is the procedure?
This will vary with the type of work you are having done and of course of your sensitivity. Usually it takes 1-2 hours.
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How long does it last?
Microblading lasts 6 months to 2 years and fade completely without leaving a shadow behind. To maintain Microblading, touch ups are necessary every 6 - 9 months. 

How often do I need a touch up?
Touch ups are recommended every six months to a year, to keep the color and strokes fresh.

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Does it hurt?
Microblading method is the gentlest method you will find for implanting permanent color into the skin. For me the feeling is very similar to tweezing. If you are sensitive, they can also use topical anesthetic.

Anything to avoid after the procedure?
Yes. Heavy exercise should be avoided for at least a week for best results—any sweat formed on your brows can fade your healing color. Swimming should be on hold for at least a week, pool chemicals would erode your healing color as well. Outdoors activities such as gardening or golf can be resumed as long as your treatment area remains clean, dry, and out of the sun. For best results do not expose your procedure to any unnecessary wear.
Call us today at Bella Medici Medical Spa
to schedule your appointment

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why Bellafill and not other fillers?



The Benefits of Bellafill Over Other Fillers:

  • Bellafill lasts years rather than months*
  • Bellafill is more economical*
  • Bellafill offers a natural look and feel*
  • Bellafill is a safe and smart option*


Bellafill is the best option.  It is a long lasting filler, which will provide long-term wrinkle reduction, increased volume, increased skin tone and beautification.

Why use temporary fillers to correct wrinkles when you know the product eventually absorbs into the body?  Why have more and more injections in order to maintain beautiful, smooth skin when you don't have to keep replacing the same temporary filler? 

Bellafill is an alternative to temporary fillers.  Bellafill contains unique microspheres not absorbed into the body. These microspheres provide long-lasting and natural appearing results.*

The Bellafill Difference

Bellafill is unlike any of the temporary fillers you’ve probably tried. Temporary injectable fillers are made of synthetic and natural materials that are easily broken down by your body’s natural processes. Once the filler has been broken down and absorbed it no longer provides effectiveness and the injection must be completely redone.  This is where Bellafill offers a valuable difference. Bellafill’s microspheres are completely unique, not able to absorb into the body. The microspheres work in harmony with your body’s natural processes to produce collagen underneath the skin, which provides long-lasting wrinkle correction.*

What to Expect with Bellafill:

  • The treatments you receive will improve over time*
  • Bellafill is safe to use*
  • See a difference quickly after treatment and return to normal daily activities*
  • Treatment can be completed in one visit*

How Exactly Does Bellafill Work?

*Individual results may vary

The microspheres unique to Bellafill are not absorbed by the body like other fillers. They support your body’s own methods of producing collagen, your body’s natural wrinkle filler. The microspheres work in conjunction with the natural processes of your skin and collagen produced in the skin. Bellafill reduces wrinkles upon injection and results continue to improve over time. As the microspheres continue to support the collagen in your skin, you will experience long lasting wrinkle relief unlike any other wrinkle filler.*

How much Bellafill is Needed to Visibly Reduce my Wrinkles?

The amount of Bellafill required will depend on the severity of the wrinkles, and a number of other factors. Following your initial treatment a follow up should be scheduled to assess whether or not additional treatment is needed.*
*Individual results may vary.

Call today to schedule your free consultation at 417-335-3040

Bella Medici Medical Spa is the only spa in the area with expert injectors and Bellafill -- why drive to KC or St. Louis?

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dermaplaning alone or in combination for amplified effects

Dermaplaning is a highly effective and safe, physical exfoliation of the face. Unlike microdermabrasion which uses crystals, dermaplaning is a more thorough exfoliation of the skin where a small tool is used to gently clear away dry, dead, superfluous skin cells. Dermaplaning can be performed alone, or in conjunction with a medical grade chemical peel, cryogenic therapy or other treatment. For best results, a series of dermaplaning treatments is usually recommended, but results can be seen after just one treatment in the form of smooth, radiant skin.

Benefits of Facial Dermaplaning:

  • Immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases the rate of absorption of cosmeceutical grade skincare products
  • Creates an instant healthier and more radiant appearance of the skin
  • Removes built up dead skin cells and sebum from the skin
  • Removes vellous hair, or “peach fuzz”, for a smoother look
  • Produces an immediate glow, smoothness and softness of the skin
  • Promotes new, healthy skin production
  • Creates a more even tone and texture of the skin.
Still on the fence? Have questions? Check out some our most frequently asked questions and see if we can put your mind at ease.


How does Facial Dermaplaning work?

A licensed and trained esthetician uses a small tool to manually exfoliate dead cells from the skin. Because dermaplaning involves using a small tool, the esthetician can see exactly the amount of dead skin cells that are being removed, as well as focus on areas of the face where there is built up dead skin. The result is evenly exfoliated, healthy looking skin.
As dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment, only the dead skin cells on the surface will be removed. This will allow skin care products to penetrate more easily; we recommend using caution when applying aggressive skin care serums at home for a few days to avoid any irritation.

Will Dermaplaning Hurt?

There is no pain associated with dermaplaning, most people find it relaxing. The only sensation you may experience is a light scratching as the esthetican works.

Will I Have To Take Time Off Work For Healing?

There is no downtime after dermaplaning, and you can return to work the same day. We recommend a dermaplaning facial before a big event such as a wedding or a reunion due to the smoothing and rejuvenating appearance it produces.

Can I Have A Chemical Peel At The Same Time?

The combination of dermaplaning with a chemical peel is an excellent skincare treatment and one that we recommend to many of our clients. Since dermaplaning removes the dead skin cells that act as a strong barrier against products, the alpha and beta hydroxyl acids in the peel are able to better penetrate into the skin to encourage new cell growth, reduce discoloration, soften fine lines, and minimize the appearance of pores. Since this is a more intensive treatment than the dermaplaning facial there can be 1-2 days of slight skin flaking around the nose and mouth after the treatment.

Won’t The Hairs On The Face Grow Back Thicker?

No. The hair on the face are called vellous hairs and it is physiologically impossible to grow back thicker. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies, vellous and terminal hair. Vellous hair is the fine, translucent hair that you can find on your cheeks, jaw and neck – often referred to as “peach fuzz”. Terminal hair is thicker, colored hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, legs, eye brows, and mustache and beard for men. Terminal hair can be removed with laser hair reduction. When Vellous hair is cut the structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter.

What will my skin look like after a Dermaplaning treatment?

Dermaplaning leaves the skin instantly looking smoother, radiant and glowing. This is a perfect treatment for a date or an event where you want to look good immediately and do not have days to wait to get results from other facial treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are minimal and temporary and may include redness, dryness and flaking of the skin. We recommend avoiding exercise and vigorous exfoliation for 24 hours after your dermaplaning treatment to avoid irritation of the skin.

Who can or should receive Facial Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is appropriate for anyone looking for an instant result from a non-surgical treatment that have an event such as a date, wedding or just want immediate results that include radiant, glowing facial skin. Patients who are nursing, pregnant or trying to become pregnant are great candidates for demaplaning; you’ll get a deep exfoliation treatment without any chemicals.


Why You Should See a Doctor for Skincare Products


Anyone who has visited a physician or professional aesthetician’s office seeking to improve the appearance of his or her skin has likely heard of or received a recommendation to use professional skin care products.

Excluding prescriptions covered by insurance, the price of the products may be surprising.

Why purchase skin care products from a physician rather than a drug store?
It’s a good question to ask, and the reasons are worth understanding if you are serious about tackling issues such as melasma/dark spots or acne, as well as the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and the host of problems caused by photoaging.  Our products are pharmaceutical grade and have much higher concentrations of the important ingredients as well as being paraben free. 


 Consider value in the decision to purchase topical skin care. Products containing greater than 2% HQ that are indicated to treat hyperpigmentation and melasma, for example, are available only with a prescription. Non-hydroquinone cosmetic alternatives may not work as well, and therefore, repeated purchases may end up costing more than a well-formulated product. Similarly, this added value applies to clinically-tested physician-dispensed acne products and certain cosmetics.  Bella Medici has several 8% hydroquinone products that will give you noticeable results in a matter of days.

Clinical Results

 The best physician-dispensed skin care is clinically tested for positive results, so you can be confident that such products are backed by real results. Before and after photos should give you an idea of typical results. Clinical study engagement is one cost in the development of good skin care products.

In-Depth Product Training/Education
Because the products are part of a skin care professional’s recommended regimen, practitioner training and instructional materials are provided by the manufacturer. Some professional skin care products may cause side effects in some patients; proper and continued education by the practitioner is critical for patients’ proper use and success. Doctors and aestheticians who recommend specific products will guide patients during their continued use to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the treatment course.

Consumers, Be Cautious
Some may still wonder why purchase physician-dispensed skin care products instead of those available through mass-retail, which often advertise big promises. Products sold through mass retail skin care often make claims that haven’t been scientifically supported, so it’s often up to consumers to educate and protect themselves.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weight Loss Game Changer: HCG

Weight Loss Game Changer: HCG
We all hate diets!  I believe that for many of us, our addiction to food is as powerful of a disease as alcohol and other drugs and I believe that recovery requires confronting and dealing with the addiction to food.  I have a personal history of compulsive overeating.  I have spent my entire adult life on one yoyo diet after another, losing a few pounds here and there and quickly gaining it all back plus a few more.  Now I have discovered HCG and lost and kept off my weight.  
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My first thoughts about the hCG Diet were pure skepticism. But I was desperate, and unwilling to accept that I had no options. I really trusted my instructors at my aesthetics certification course.  I believed what they said and really wanted to make a strong effort to utilize the benfits of the HCG diet to help me lose weight.  I was also concerned that if I lose the weight, would I be able to maintain my weight loss long term and achieve a healthy metabolism?  
What really does makes HCG a real game changer is that YES, it really does change your metabolism. At least it did for me. And I have heard the same thing from others. It IS called the weight loss cure, and I do believe that for certain people in can be just that. (For more information on this read Dr Simeons’ original manuscript “Pounds and Inches” and Linda Prinsters’ book, ‘HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide’).
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I stayed on the diet for the full 6 weeks and lost 24 pounds. I did a second round and lost another 11 pounds.  I was amazed that I was barely hungry, that I felt great, and that I lost weight in all the right places. One of the benefits of HCG is that you lose ‘abnormal fat’ rather than ‘structural fat’. I didn’t really believe this would happen, however, I was pleasantly blown away when my ‘love handles’ disappeared as well as the fat around my armpits, areas where I had never lost weight before.  For the first time in my entire life, I actually could zip a pair of regular boots around my calves.  I dropped to below my lowest ever weight and size, smaller than when I graduated high school.  
More importantly, I am maintaining it, even though I eat 1500-1700 calories a day, and some days upwards of 2000 calories. Keep in mind, that before embarking on the HCG diet protocol, I was gaining weight when I even approached the 1200 calorie mark, despite eating a very low carb, gluten and sugar free diet. This is a good indicator that my metabolism not only hasn’t been ruined by the hCG diet, but has actually improved.
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I still hate diets. I would NOT have been able to stay on the HCG protocol but the results are so fast and rewarding.  Anyone can do anything for 4 to 6 weeks!  I believe that to truly transform your weight and your relationship to your body, you have to dig in and do the work, learn to love your body as it is, confront your food addiction, and learn to feed yourself with what you truly want, not just food.
However, I believe that the HCG protocol is not your typical diet. If you are willing to deal with your food and body issues, and do some core level healing along the way,  HCG really can be a cure for dieting. Because of the way it heals your metabolism it can give you a second chance and a clean slate to start over with.

Do I still have to work really hard at keeping my body at a good weight, remember to loving myself and my body, and continue to be deliberate in my food choices? You betcha! More than ever! But one thing I can tell you for certain that it is a lot more fun and rewarding working at eating well at 145 lbs instead of 180 lbs!  I am still working and I always know that HCG will provide the results I want if I just put a little effort to it.  
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Call us today to schedule your free weight loss consult.  Why wait?  In 30 days, you could be 20-30 pounds lighter.  417-335-3040