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‘Tis The Season

December 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again….the weather is getting colder, festive music is playing and the holidays will be here before we know it! As enjoyable as this time of year is, we also know it can be incredibly stressful trying to buy the perfect gifts for your family, friends and loved ones.

We thought we would take some of that stress off your shoulders by sharing our most popular Stocking Stuffers!! Every year, these tend to be our most popular items. And, we have no doubt that anyone on the receiving end would be absolutely thrilled!!

Latisse®

Are your lashes thinning over time? Latisse® is a fantastic topical product that can be applied directly to your lashes to help them appear longer, fuller and thicker.

Take advantage of BOGO this holiday season!! Purchase a 5ml Latisse® at $157.25 (normally $185) and receive a rebate to get a 3ml Latisse® FREE (normally $140)!! This fantastic offer is only while supplies last. Come in or call us before we close for the holiday on December 22nd to take advantage of this incredible deal.

 

Baby Foot

Baby Foot is an innovative foot care product that will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot. The unique formula of 17 types of natural extracts allow your feet to exfoliate naturally leaving them highly moisturized.

This effective and gentle process removes the unwanted dead skin cells that have built up layer after layer. So say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles, by using a product that really works!

With products being 15% off in December, you can purchase a Baby Foot peel for only $21.25!!

 

Xtreme Lashes Glide Liner

Glide Liner Long Lasting Eye Pencil combines the benefits of a liquid liner with the application ease of a traditional pencil, while maintaining compatibility with Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions. The silky-smooth gel formula glides on gently and easily, allowing you to achieve an ultra-pigmented, precise, and perfectly defined eye.

Again, with products being 15% off in December, you can purchase a Glide Liner for only $23.80!!

Fraxel in the Fall

November 16, 2016

Q: First, would you mind giving us all a brief re-cap on the Fraxel Dual technology or introducing it to those who aren’t aware of its benefits?

A: Fraxel® is FDA approved laser technology that can help reverse the visible effects of aging, naturally helping you look as young as you feel. The Fraxel is effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles (i.e.: crow’s feet and brow lines), acne scarring, sun damage/age spots as well as precancerous actinic keratosis. It is effective on all skin types and is most commonly used on the face and neck. However, we can treat any area on the body.

Q: Why do you think more patients choose to have Fraxel done in the fall/winter months?

A: Living in Charleston, we are all obviously subject to sun exposure nearly year round. However, most of our sun damage typically occurs during the summer months while being out on the boat, enjoying the beach, taking advantage of outdoor activities, etc. And, unfortunately, age spots are due more to sunning than aging!

The reason I tend to suggest patients receive these treatments during the fall/winter months is because our exposure to sun is significantly less and it gives us an optimal window to “erase” the accumulated damage from the summer while allowing the skin time to heal with minimal sun exposure.

Of course, patients can have the Fraxel procedure done year round. However, if patients choose to do it during the warmer months, precautions must be made and the patient must commit to staying out of the sun for 4 weeks post procedure while their skin heals.

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Q: How does recovery factor in to scheduling?

A: The heat from the Fraxel elicits an inflammatory response which causes some redness and puffiness. And, any pigment from previous sun damage travels to the surface of the skin over the course of a week post treatment and eventually flakes off.

So, we tell patients that they will experience 5-7 days of “social downtime” which also makes scheduling during the fall/winter months much easier for our patients! However, it is important to note that if you are scheduling the Fraxel before a big event, we usually suggest booking 2 weeks in advance to allow your skin to completely return to normal for the event!

Q: In your opinion, who is the “ideal” Fraxel patient?

A: This is a tough one as I truly believe Fraxel is one of those treatments that could benefit everyone! However, if I had to narrow it down, I would say Fraxel is the “gold standard” for patients who are starting to notice the signs of aging and are becoming concerned with fine lines and wrinkles. And, patients who are concerned with sun damage and/or melisma. It truly is such an amazing treatment that does wonders for your skin!!

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Q: Are there alternatives if downtime isn’t an option?

Microneedling is a great alternative. Microneedling works similarly to laser resurfacing treatments, but uses tiny sterile pins rather than light energy to create micro-injury zones. The downtime is a little less than the Fraxel, but we do suggest a package for optimal results.

Q: What can be done in between laser resurfacing treatments?

A: Protecting your skin from further sun damage is the absolute best way to “insure” your results from the Fraxel. I highly suggest all of my Fraxel patients use a sunscreen with a physical block containing Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as well as CE Ferulic or Phloretin CF as an antioxidant. We also recently started carrying Skin Medica’s HA5 which I love for restoring hydration. Sun damage prevention is the best way to maintain your results and protect your investment.

You’re GLOWING

November 1, 2016

Can you think of a better compliment than when someone says, “You’re Glowing?” Heck, I would challenge you to pick up an issue of Glamour, Allure or New Beauty Magazine without finding a title like “5 Tricks to make your Skin Glow by Spring.” Glowing skin just exudes health and beauty. No wonder we are all trying to achieve it!

glow-party-2015-061Well ladies, that is exactly why we started having our GLOW PARTY 10 years ago. Of course, we are fiercely dedicated to helping you achieve that glowing look year round. However, the GLOW PARTY allows us a chance to educate you on an exciting and different level. We pull out all the stops every year by not only having our entire staff ready and available to answer your questions, but we also have the industry experts available to further educate you on all that we offer. Not to mention, as a huge thank you for your continued loyalty to AesthetiSpa, we offer our BIGGEST SAVINGS of the year on products and services. Oh, and a lot of super exciting raffles and giveaways!

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This year, we are excited to be launching our newest skincare product known as HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator by SkinMedica. This product has had the most successful launch in SkinMedica’s history. With great products like TNS Essential Serum and TNS Recovery Complex…that’s a big statement! The reason for such success is because this product houses 5 different types of Hyaluronic Acid in one product specifically designed to provide immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and support the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health. So, rather than splashing your face with some water or using a moisturizer when your skin is feeling parched, this product is like drinking a large bottle of water to rehydrate your skin from within, thus fixing the root of the problem versus being a temporary fix. All the more reason to attend the party so you can touch, feel and sample this awesome new product we are so excited about. There might even be a few exciting giveaways with HA5…you never know! ☺

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Oh, and don’t forget about BOGO with Latisse which will be going on at the Glow Party as well. Whether you are an avid Latisse user like all of us at AesthetiSpa or have been thinking about finally giving it a try, the Buy One 5ml and get one 3ml free offer is a fantastic deal!

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We can’t wait to see you on November 10th to enjoy an indulgent evening featuring all of our latest and greatest to make you positively GLOW for the holidays!!