Beauty starts with education. Learn more about the world of aesthetics, including latest industry trends, best practices, common patient concerns, and tips from the experts.
Beauty starts with education. Learn more about the world of aesthetics, including latest industry trends, best practices, common patient concerns, and tips from the experts.
What would you say if we told you that you could get surgical level face-lift results without ever having to go under the knife? At CosmetiCare, our laser guru, Nurse Tannaz can offer you a non-surgical solution to the unwanted effects of aging with her signature Laser Lift treatment. The Laser Lift is a combination of three to five lasers and modalities that are layered on top of each other and treat laxity, texture, tone, fine lines, pore size, wrinkles, neck tightness, and sun damage.
With a face-lift, you get that pull that assists in tightening things back up, but the “tablecloth” aka the epidermis of your skin will not be ironed out. Not only does a Laser Lift aim to tighten the skin, but it also works to smooth out wrinkles, eliminate sun damage, correct broken vessels, smooth pores, and even out skin tone. The effects of this treatment force the body to stimulate collagen, giving you long lasting permanent results as your own body begins to heal itself!
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect with a Laser Lift treatment:
When a patient comes in for a consultation with Nurse Tannaz, their biggest complaints on their appearance are loose neck, skin laxity, and jowling. They are searching for a solution to these pesky issues without having to deal with the downtime and price tag of a surgical face-lift. During your individual consultation, Tannaz will breakdown the components of a Laser Lift and will create a treatment plan that is completely customized to you. Each Laser Lift treatment is a combination of different lasers and modalities which can include:
Your consultation is your time to ask any questions you may have, and to have a complete understanding of this treatment and how it can help you to look and feel your best.
When you arrive for your Laser Lift treatment, Tannaz will begin by taking photos, and will provide you with an oral pain medication and topical numbing which will sit on your skin for an hour and a half. Once you are numbed and relaxed, she will begin treating you! The Laser Lift treatment itself takes only one hour and consists of the lasers and modalities that were discussed and decided on during your consultation. Once your treatment is completed, you will be scheduled for a follow up appointment in four to six weeks (at this point your collagen is only 60-80% stimulated) to check your progress and to see how you are healing. Tannaz will also go over your after-care instructions with you to ensure you have a clear understanding of what to expect on your healing journey.
After your Laser Lift, Tannaz will provide you with the necessary tools and instructions to ensure you have a successful healing process. This will consist of oral medication and a special post laser product kit, as well as you staying out of the sun for four weeks. If you expose your skin to the sun before you are healed, you will risk burning the skin, scaring, and hyperpigmentation. It is also extremely important that you complete your follow up appointment so Tannaz can see how you are healing and if there is anything else you need for your treatment to ensure you receive optimal results.
Your skin is going to age no matter which treatments or surgeries you have done, so maintenance is always key. We recommend having a Laser Lift once every six months for a year, then once every year to keep those amazing results intact.
The Laser Lift is good for any age and any skin type so what are you waiting for? Call 📞 to book your complimentary consultation and mention this blog for $500 off your treatment!
Want to know what it’s like to get a chemical peel? Find out by reading this first-hand experience with my first ever VI Peel.
When it comes to beauty, I’ve always kept it simple. For me, less is more when it comes to skincare and beauty products. For the last twenty-seven years I’ve had flawless skin. However these last six months have proven otherwise as I have been experiencing hormonal acne. I decided to consult with the aesthetician and skin care guru Jessica at CosmetiCare, and her best advice to help clear my skin was to do a series of chemical peels. She recommended I begin with the VI peel as it is a great introductory peel for someone who’s never experienced one. Also it’s an amazing treatment for individuals who are suffering from active acne breakouts, acne scarring, or hyperpigmentation issues like melasma. As someone who’s a newbie when it comes to skin care treatments I had no idea what to expect. I truly trusted Jessica to treat me as she best saw fit, and I was so excited to begin my journey to healthy, acne free skin.
While at My Appointment:
On the day of my appointment, I came into CosmetiCare and was quickly greeted by Jessica. She was informative and had such a calming demeanor about her. Whatever nervousness I had felt quickly vanished.
She explained the VI Peel to me in great detail- what ingredients were in the peel, and how they work in conjunction with my skin. After her explanation I knew that this was the perfect chemical peel for my skin type!
Getting the chemical peel itself was actually quick and easy, the treatment itself is only about ten minutes long and involves the application of the peel itself. After applying the first layer of the peel there was a minimal burning sensation, and Jessica was quick to hand me the fan to alleviate any burning. After the second layer of the peel, the burn subsided quickly, and over the next four hours the peel stayed on my face. I had no burning or discomfort, just mild tightness from the peel working its magic.
For best results, we decided to do a series of three VI peels, spaced four weeks apart. Here’s a breakdown of my VI peel journey:
After receiving my first peel I started peeling four days after application. For the VI Peel, it’s normal to begin peeling by day three. I started peeling heavily around the mouth and nose first and continued peeling outward towards the edges of my face and hairline. By day seven, my skin had completely shed leaving my skin glowy and dewy! I saw improvement right away with pigmentation, and the redness from my acne had gone down significantly.
The peel application was a bit spicier this time due to the fact that I had fresh baby skin from the first peel. I also started peeling a little earlier, three days instead of four. The amount of peeling was about the same and I was done peeling on day seven! After my second peel, my skin looked noticeably brighter. I still was experiencing some active breakouts, but the overall pigment of my skin had significantly improved.
Third and Final Peel:
This last peel was even more exciting because I added Xeomin to my treatment! VI Peel likes to use their peels with Xeomin because it enhances the results considering those fine lines and wrinkles are being eliminated. After being told that, I had zero hesitation to add Xeomin to my treatment plan. A tox-booster, as it’s called, works like this: The VI peel is applied, followed by an injector administering the botox right on top of the peel. The peel acts as a sterile field so no wiping or cleaning is necessary. Another plus is that the VI peel has lidocaine in it, which preps the skin with a bit of numbing, making the Xeomin an even easier treatment.
This third peel seemed to be the strongest for me. I peeled on the second day, and my peeling was much heavier than the previous two. After I healed from this peel, my active breakouts were GONE. My melasma and redness were a night and day difference, and I was finally beginning to feel confident again.
VI Peels are considered an introductory chemical peel. One could say it’s the baby step towards a Cosmelan Peel or even a DSE Peel. That being said, my recovery process was basically a breeze. The VI comes with simple take home instructions and an after-care kit that includes sunscreen and after-care balm to alleviate any itching from the peeling process.
I didn’t start peeling until day three, which the instructions clearly stated. It was very minimal around the mouth and chin at first. But it began to build gradually, peeling for a week total. It wasn’t unbearable by any means, just some itchiness and sudden urges to peel the skin that was shedding. It’s VERY important to NOT peel any skin, as this can cause hyperpigmentation during your skin’s healing process.
I knew my acne wasn’t going to be gone overnight, but this peel dramatically helped kick my active breakouts to the curb, and helped with the redness and inflammation I was experiencing from my breakouts. The once open, painful bumps I had weren’t noticeable anymore and I finally started to feel hopeful that my skin was finally cystic acne free. Not only did it help my acne, but also my skin tone looked much more even, and brighter, even lightening up my melasma!
To get started on the journey to the skin of your dreams, call 📞 a book your complimentary consultation!
At CosmetiCare, our Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stefan Adair is giving you the run down on one of our most popular procedures- a Brazilian Buttocks Lift (BBL). Here’s what he had to say:
A BBL is a fat grafting procedure that improves the fullness and shape of the buttocks using your own fat that has been removed from various areas of the body with liposuction. This surgical procedure continues to grow in popularity considering more and more women are now looking to enhance their own curves.
When coming in for a BBL consultation, here’s 5 fun facts to consider:
1. It’s the one procedure that allows you to gain weight for optimal results!
During a consultation for a BBL, some patients may not have as much fat as needed to get them to their surgical goals. In this case, I encourage my patients to eat as much junk food as they want to gain weight which will give me more fat to liposuction and then inject into the buttocks.
2. You will typically lose around two to four inches in the waist and gain two to four inches throughout the buttocks.
Considering I liposuction throughout the body including in the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, and back, there will be a significant loss of fat in these areas. When injected into the buttocks, this causes more fat to live in this area. The removal and addition of fat in different areas of the body causes that specific area to either measure less or more in diameter.
3. The most requested buttock shape is “heart shaped”.
During consultations for a BBL, the most desired buttock shape I am hearing from my patients is “heart shaped.” Not only does this provide more of a rounded and lifted top, it also gives the appearance of the frequently desired hour-glass figure.
4. It is very important to have an idea of the type of surgical goal you are looking to achieve.
I strongly encourage my patients to know what type of figure they are looking to obtain with surgery. I like them to bring in a variety of different photos of women for examples of figures they like so that I can clearly see what their body goals are.
5. Your surgical goals may not be proportionate to your natural body frame.
Although I do ask my patients to bring in examples of women they are hoping to resemble, they also need to remember that their goals need to align with a look that is appropriate to their natural body shape. Patients always need to keep a realistic goal in mind with any surgical procedure, and this can be discussed further during their own consultation.
To book your complimentary consultation and start your journey to the booty of your dreams, call 📞 and mention this blog for $500 off your procedure!
Do you have unwanted fat in areas around your body that you just can’t seem to get rid of on your own? Did you know you can get rid of this fat and use it in a different part of your body and LOVE it? Let us introduce you to a fat transfer, where one of our board-certified plastic surgeons’ harvests your fat with liposuction on those pesky areas of the body and then injects it into a different area as an organic filler.
Some of the most popular areas of an organic fat transfer include:
With a fat transfer, not only are you getting rid of unwanted fat, you are reusing it in a different area that could use a little more love to add volume and restore youthfulness. We think this is a win-win situation!
To book your complimentary consultation and find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, call 📞 and mention this blog to received $500 off your procedure.
My name is Jessica and I have been an aesthetician at CosmetiCare for two years. I have the amazing opportunity of working with a variety of patients daily, many of whom have undergone surgical procedures with a CosmetiCare board-certified plastic surgeon. I’ve heard so many great stories of what being a surgical patient here is like, how great the staff is, what aftercare is like, etc. For the last year or so I had been considering having my own breast augmentation done, and I was ready to begin the process of becoming a CosmetiCare surgery patient.
Why I wanted a breast augmentation
Before I decided on having a breast augmentation, I had just lost around fifteen pounds, so my breasts were appearing deflated and I was looking to regain more volume. Overall, I wanted to feel more feminine and confident in my own skin.
I’ve had many patients with the same goals for themselves, so hearing their stories and how great they feel in their own skin after undergoing this procedure, I knew it was right for me.
Why I chose CosmetiCare
As a staff member of CosmetiCare, I know that standard of care is something we take very seriously, so it was a no-brainer that I would choose one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to perform my breast augmentation. I speak with our patient coordinators and doctors daily, and I know how much they love what they do and how skilled they are at their craft. Aside from this, our surgical operating room is on-site, so I didn’t have to travel to a hospital.
When choosing a doctor, I knew Dr. Von Maur was the perfect choice for me. He truly is one-of-a-kind, not only with his surgical skill set but also with his bedside manner. Reading all his amazing reviews and testimonials that his patients have done over the years, I knew I had to meet with him.
My consultation experience
At my consultation, I met with Dr. Von Maur and my patient coordinator Cheri. We began by taking “before” photos that would be processed using CosmetiCare’s New Look Now photo simulator. New Look Now is an amazing technology we offer, that allows you to actually try on the procedure before even having it done! I was able to see what different breast styles and sizes would look like on my body, which was a huge game-changer in my decision-making process.
Dr. Von Maur is a surgeon like no other. He made me feel so comfortable and that he genuinely cared about my wishes and the goals that I had for my new breasts. He stressed to me just how important choosing the correct implant size is, as it needed to match my body frame.
I went into my consultation thinking I knew what would look best for me, but after talking with Dr. Von Maur we decided on an implant that was even better than what I had hoped for. I knew that I had wanted more fullness which made me think that a high-profile implant would give me my desired look, but we ultimately went with a moderate-plus silicone implant. Not only did this implant give me the fullness I wanted, but it also matched my figure and felt more natural.
Leading up to surgery
Two weeks before surgery, I had my pre-operative appointment with Dr. Von Maur to go over everything I would need to know before my procedure. We went over all my paperwork together, and he explained to me which medications I should stop taking and how to properly prepare for surgery. I was also given antibiotics that I would need to begin taking a couple of days before surgery to help prevent infection. We also went over the implant size that we decided on to make sure that this was still the look I was aiming for.
On the day of surgery, I was so excited!!! I had been counting down the days and minutes until my surgery and it was finally here. The staff was amazing, I could see first-hand why all of our surgical patients have such good things to say about our surgical staff. Dr. Von Maur and his staff truly held my hand through the entire experience making sure I felt calm and comfortable.
He sat in the pre-op bay with me and drew on my chest so I knew exactly what my surgery would be like, and he also had different sizers brought in so I could try them on one last time to solidify my implant style and size decision. I knew that the implant was a perfect match, it was proportionate, and would give me the breasts I have been wishing for.
It’s important to note that my experience with my anesthesiologist was also amazing. I was pretty nervous about being put under, but I felt very safe and in the best hands.
Overall, my surgery day experience was extremely informative, calm, and I was at total peace with my decision of having a breast augmentation.
After surgery, I woke up feeling some tight chest pressure, but I didn’t feel any pain. I was very sleepy, but not at all nauseous from the anesthesia. I was prescribed pain medication which made me feel ultimately painless.
I came in the very next day to see Dr. Von Maur so he could see my incisions and to check for possible infection. Everything was looking great, I just had swelling and felt sore.
CosmetiCare also offers a light stem LED light which is great in assisting with swelling. It also helps to increase circulation and break up excess bruising. I came in every day for a week after surgery to help reduce any discomfort I was feeling.
I was advised to drink a ton of water and eat a clean diet to increase protein in my body to allow my body to continue to heal quickly and efficiently. I also couldn’t work out or perform and vigorous activities for four to six weeks.
My entire surgical procedure at CosmetiCare was everything I had hoped for and more. Everything from the quality of care to the technology we offer is second to none. I felt very informed throughout my entire journey, and never had any cold feet. Dr. Von Maur truly held my hand throughout the entire process and has an incredible eye for plastic surgery.
With my new breasts, I feel confident in the clothing I am wearing and in my own skin. I wanted to get back to the best version of me, and Dr. Von Maur along with the entire CosmetiCare staff has helped me to look and feel my best.
If you are looking for clear skin with a youthful glow, you may want to consider getting one of the CosmetiCare chemical peels. A chemical peel is a restorative cosmetic treatment performed by our aesthetician, where she applies a chemical solution to your skin that works to peel away damaged skin, allowing fresh new skin to grow in its place.
Here are the top 5 reasons you could benefit from a chemical peel:
1. Reduces sun damage
Frequent exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun can accelerate the aging process, resulting in unwanted wrinkles and sunspots. A chemical peel is one of the most effective ways to remove your skin of sunspots during the peeling process.
2. Reduces wrinkles
One of the most common concerns of our patients is unwanted fine lines and wrinkles due to aging. A chemical peel can be applied to the face, neck, and even hands to remove dull skin during peeling, allowing smooth more youthful skin to appear in its place.
3. Minimize acne and acne scars
If you suffer from acne or acne scars, a chemical peel can act as an exfoliation treatment by removing dead skin cells and bacteria. When removing the dirt, oil, and debris on and below the surface of the skin, not only will pores become unclogged, but your skin will also begin to produce collagen and protein to fill in acne scars.
4. Give your skin an even tone
A chemical peel can be a solution to several issues that cause your skin to have an uneven tone. If your skin is blotchy, has dark spots or patches, hyperpigmentation, and even melasma, a chemical peel can help to remove all this discoloration. Once the old skin is peeled, the new skin will appear even, smooth, and have that youthful glow
5. Allow your skincare products to work better
Once you’ve completed your chemical peel, you may feel like you splurged and bought all new skincare products because they are working so much better than before. This is because, after the peeling process, your skin is no longer clogged with dead skin cells and other buildups, allowing your products to penetrate deeper into your skin!
If you’re ready to see how a chemical peel can change the game of your skin, come in and try out one of our amazing peels! Now until the end of April, enjoy our Resurface Package- 3 VI peels and 3 free dermaplaning treatments, a total savings of 40% off!
We’ve all heard that wearing sunscreen is a must-have step within our daily skincare regimen, but have you ever really thought about what ingredients protect your skin from the sun the most? Let’s talk about zinc oxide- an all-natural mineral ingredient that sits on top of your skin and offers the best possible protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Here are a few reasons why you should add a sunscreen containing zinc oxide to your daily routine:
There are two basic yet dangerous types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth’s surface- UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin leading to premature aging and wrinkles, whereas UVB rays are what cause a sunburn. Oddly enough, not all sunscreens hold ingredients that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide however is a broad-spectrum ingredient, so it holds one of the broadest UVA and UVB coverages currently available in the U.S.
Zinc oxide is used to protect your skin from the sun, so it very rarely causes any irritation. Many chemical sunscreen ingredients can cause a hormone disturbance, but zinc oxide can be used on any skin type, even the most sensitive. Individuals suffering from rosacea, acne, skin discoloration, and even melasma can benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of zinc oxide.
Unlike chemical sunscreens that can take up to 15-30 minutes to set in before you are exposed to the sun, zinc oxide begins working as soon as it is applied. It acts as a physical blocker of the sun, so just apply and you are good to go!
What’s our favorite sunscreen containing zinc oxide? Anything by Elta MD. Now until the end of April, purchase any two Elta MD sunscreens and enjoy $50 in MedSpa services on us. Click here to learn more!
CosmetiCare is so excited to introduce bioTE, a whole new way to look at hormone replacement therapy! Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the entire body. As we age, both males and females see a decline in their hormone levels. CosmetiCare has the perfect solution to help assist with those pesky changes: bioTE pellets.
bioTE, otherwise known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, starts with small-shaped supplements that get inserted under the skin of the buttocks. These pellets release precise doses of hormones over time so that your body receives a constant stream of hormones for optimal wellness over a three to five-month period.
Hormone therapy can be broken down into two categories: Synthetic and Bioidentical. Our bodies recognize bioidentical hormones as their own hormones, meaning you’ll have more uptake in your system and better results. Our practice offers the finest bioidentical hormone replacement system in the industry, bioTE.
If you’ve been experiencing fatigue, lower sex drive, or even unexpected weight gain take a look at how bioTE may be right for you:
How Do I Know If I’m the Right Candidate?
It all starts with a consultation at CosmetiCare. Our Nurse Practitioner will talk through your symptoms, and then send you to get your diagnostic blood work done. Once the results of your bloodwork are sent back in roughly 7 to 10 days, one of our Nurse Practitioners will review the results with you and will determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate.
Here are just a few of the symptoms that bioTE pelleting can help with:
Why are pellets more beneficial than creams and pills?
When Will I Start to See Results?
Many patients report feeling results in as little as 2 to 4 weeks. However, optimal results won’t appear until six months after pellet insertion.
Commonly Asked Questions, Answered:
To book your bioTE consultation, visit us online or call 949-386-2773 to learn more!