Mico-Needling

Mico-Needling at Neu Look Med Spa

Micro-Needling, is a treatment that we use at Neu Look Med Spa to rejuvenate the skin. The “Vampire Facial” uses the same concept but the difference is that they draw your blood, spin the plasma in a machine and then place it back on to your skin. With Micro-Needling, we use microscopic needles to create mild bleeding during the treatment, then we will massage the blood back to your skin (because your pores are already open from the light abrasions). Micro-Needling is a mildly invasive skin rejuvenation procedure which causes the body to create new collagen and elastin. We glide the pen over the skin with a peptide solution full of nutrients. This will help the skin regain tightness, firmness, reduce scaring, correct large pore size and even stretch marks. Results are typically best seen in a series of treatments; such as 3-6.

Producing The Change We Want to See

Many patients who suffer from acne and acne scaring turn to facials to correct the problem. Although we do not offer facials at Neu Look Med Spa, we know they are a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating for the face and mind. On a medical level they are usually not strong enough to kill the bacteria that cause acne and boost enough collagen to see any major changes in scaring. We are encouraging our patients to try this more invasive treatment that we know will produce the change we want to see. We at Neu Look do not prefer to perform this service on active breakout that is on a large scale due to the spreading of bacteria but we always prescribe product or a chemical peel  (Vitalize or Rejuvinize peels) to prep you for the service. Micro-Needling also helps your skin to absorb product directly into the treated area which will help the overall appearance and health of your skin.

How Micro-Needling Helps

Micro-Needling can help to reduce and prevent premature aging. Another lesser known effect of this procedure is it helping with the reduced appearance of stretch marks. It may not completely remove the scar but it can make it shallower and less dark in color. More sessions are usually required but it has been recorded that people have seen good results over time, even with deeper set ones. At Neu Look we have Non-Ablative Fractional (ICON) technology which treats the stretch marks (if less than 6mm in width). Multiple treatments are needed for the best result and they all have minimum downtime.

Most hyperpigmentation is caused by over exposure to the sun, damage to the epidermis, inflammation or trauma. Sun damage and age spots are a stubborn issue to correct but studies have proven that Micro-Needling can help to lessen the pigment by generating new, healthy melanin evenly over the skin. This treatment prepares the skin to absorb the right medication for brightening and lightening of the skin. This treatment is even effective on patients who have darker skin tones. Some lasers can cause hyperpigmentation rather than correcting it if used incorrectly (the dark skin needs to be prepared by the lightening agents before laser treatments). In summary the rule of Micro-Needling applies to correcting wrinkles and fine lines, large pores and creates a smoother texture.

Call Neu Look Med Spa at (858) 538-5665 to book your free consultation or appointment. If you have any questions feel free to ask one of our treatment educators who would love to help you decide which treatment best suits your desired result.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

Vitalize Peel vs. Rejuvenize Peel

Vitalize Peel vs. Rejuvenize Peel

Chemical Peels at Neu Look Med Spa

Chemical peels (used at Neu Look Med Spa) are prescribed for many reasons. At Neu Look they can be used for all skin types and all ages after 18. The peels penetrate to a safe but deeper layer than microdermabrasion, other mechanical exfoliations or scrubs. Peels help to rebuild collagen we have lost over time and boost our cell turnover rate. The natural cell turnover rate for the average adult is 30 to 90 days and it is every other day for a baby or small child. That is why the skin heals so much more quickly when having an abrasion when we are children. The face feels and looks better only a few days after having a peel, leaving your face with a better skin tone, improved texture and overall, a radiant glow. Chemical peels are also used for correcting adolescent and adult acne by destroying the bacteria in the skin and drying up any active breakout. Receiving routine chemical peels can help to slow the signs of aging, and in some cases, reverse some of the present signs of aging.

The Vitalize Peel by Skin Medica

The Vitalize Peel by Skin Medica has a mixture of Lactic and Salicylic Acid and then it is layered under a Retinol complex – which is optional. Just because it is called a “chemical peel” does not mean you always physically peel. Some patients do not want to peel due to work or other obligations so leaving the Retinol layer out can help to prevent you physically shedding dead skin. Instead, the peel will work internally inside the dermis.

This peel can be expected to:

  • Help correct sun damage to a small degree.* Smooth fine lines.
  • Reduces mild scarring.
  • Smoothes rough texture.
  • Improves acne conditions.

It is unrealistic to expect this peel to remove or reduce broken blood vessels, eliminate deep wrinkles or redesign your natural pore size and shape. The pores will appear to be slightly smaller and more constricted post treatment but your pore size and shape is genetic. It is impossible to shrink them contrary to popular belief. You should wait 6-8 hours (a minimum of 2-3 hours) before washing your face after receiving your Vitalize Peel at Neu Look Med Spa. This particular one is self neutralizing. Any redness or sensitivity from the peel will subside within couple hours of the application and it will also take 48 HR for flaking to begin if you request the Retinol layer. The flakiness of vitalize peel is very minimum unless is used on someone with very sensitive skin or patient with darker skin. You can do a series of this peel and receive them every 3-4 weeks if you desire. You may also apply this peel to the neck and chest to improve fine lines and blotchy discoloration such as age spots.

The Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel mainly targets fine lines and texture plus acne. This peel also has Salicylic Acid along with Mandelic Acid instead of Lactic Acid so it is a little stronger. You may also request to add a Retinol layer to increase your chances of physically peeling – but this is optional. This peel can performed in 3-5 week intervals and is best with a series of 3-6 peels.

This peel can be expected to:

  • Improve your overall skin condition.
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smooth the skins texture.
  • Improve overall clarity of the skin (subsides the appearance of Acne).

The Cosmelan Peel

It is unrealistic to expect this peel to completely remove any deep set wrinkles or remove any dark spots that are deep. It can however help to address skin tone unevenness or scaring caused by acne. The Cosmelan Peel is the only peel to date that can help to reverse major sun damage and age spots. You should also wait 6-8 hours to remove the Cosmelan 1 mask. You may experience mild redness and sensitivity but this will not subsides as quick as other peels. You may also apply this peel to the neck and chest to improve fine lines, firming the skin and pigmentation.

A Few Words of Caution

Before your chemical peel you should avoid skin exposure to the sun and tanning. You should also discontinue the use of Retinol creams, AHA’s, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C or Bleaching creams one week prior to your appointment. We at Neu Look will prescribe you a post-peel skincare regimen for your homecare to ensure the best and prolonged results of your treatment.

Book your chemical peel today at Neu Look Med Spa by calling 858-538-5665. Ask one of our highly trained professionals any questions you may have about which peel best suites you or about any other service we offer.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

Skincare Make-Up

Skincare Makeup at Neu Look Med Spa

We understand the importance of make-up at Neu Look Med Spa. After a treatment whether it is laser, botox, or filler, we run the risk of bruising and swelling. Gita also instructs you to apply a sunscreen post appointment due to the vulnerability of the skin post treatment. Many make-up brands are popular but also full of harmful chemicals such as talc, phthalates (harmful ingredient), synthetic fragrance, fillers and GMO ingredients. These ingredients can cause breakouts, clogged pores and other long term affects. At Neu Look Med Spa we retail a cruelty free brand that will cover your imperfections seamlessly but is also safe and protective post treatment.

Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale is a real woman like all of us who expressed, “My goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.” This brand also focuses on enhancing natural beauty and simplifying a longer beauty routine. All of this brands makeup is free of harmful parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, fillers and GMO ingredients as we listed above. It is dermatologist and allergy tested while still being highly pigmented with a long-lasting application. A lot of the products even have SPF protection that is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective.

A few of these products are:

  • Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation
  • Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder
  • Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

You can find these items at our Jane Iredale make-up station located inside of Neu Look Med Spa.

Although Jane Iredale is very popular with Gita’s (Nurse Practitioner) patients, it is not the only healthy and effective brand we sell at Neu Look Med Spa. Our very own Gita Izadi created her own line of lip products and eye liners. She created a large selection of shades that fit every skin tone and make-up trend. They are also free of harmful ingredients and cruelty free because of Gita’s compassion for animals. Many patients prefer to choose one of these lipsticks or glosses to pair with their Jane Iredale powder or foundation. They are long-wear while still providing hydration to the lips and are safe for post lip augmentation.

The Neu Look Med Spa Lip Collection

The Neu Look Med Spa lip collection has a large variation of shades to fit every skin tone and occasion (such as nudes, reds, pinks, purples or burgundy and a few darker shades for special events or wintertime). We offer all of the shades our patients love in traditional lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks and liquid matte lip gloss or lipstick.

Colorscience SPF 50 Facial Powder

Colorscience is another mineral based make-up brand Neu Look Med Spa has introduced to our patients. One of our personal best sellers is the SPF 50 facial powder that comes in a convenient all in one brush that is perfect for throwing in your purse for your daily use. You should be reapplying sunscreen throughout the day for maximum sun protection and applying the power on clean skin or over make-up makes this the perfect item to add to your collection. We at Neu look Med Spa retail the Colorscience’s holiday make-up bag filled with eye shadow, setting or refreshing mist, an anti-aging concealer with SPF 35 and an SPF 35 lip gloss.

Visit Neu Look Med Spa!

Come in Neu Look Med Spa today for a free make-over to access which items best fit your make-up needs. Any of our knowledgeable skin and make-up specialists would love to help you.

Edited By Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

How to Use Sunscreen (The Right Way)

How to Use Sunscreen The Right Way by Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center

The Importance of Using Sunscreen Properly

The popularity of sunscreen is becoming evidently more apparent as people are seeing the effects of sun damage and skin cancer from their younger years. Nurse Practitioner Gita Izadi at Neu Look Med Spa is very adamant about the education of protecting skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. We offer many different treatment options such as laser treatments and chemical peels but prevention is the best method for keeping an even complexion.

A healthy skincare routine involves the appropriate cleaner for your skin, toner or astringent, serum, eye cream and moisturizer along with a weekly exfoliant. As we age we add in retinol which is one of the most incredible skincare discoveries in history but only if used correctly with a good moisturizer and sunscreen. Retinol makes you more subjectable to sunlight due to the deep exfoliation it provides. To get maximize the anti-aging results of any retinol, you need sunscreen to combat the sun damage that can occur from exposure. All skin types and tones are at risk for damage and skin cancer.

Obagi’s Sun Shield

At Neu Look Med Spa we retail a product by OBAGI called Sun Shield that does exactly what the name suggests. This is a daily sunscreen that is great for both men and women with an SPF of 50. It is hydrating without being heavy and wears perfectly under make-up. It has a Zinc Oxide concentrate of 10.5% and Octinoxate percentage of 7.5% along with other active ingredients that prevent damage. OBAGI states, “this sunscreen combines UVB absorption and UVA protection in an elegant, matte finish that is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested.” The Skin and Cancer Foundation approved this sunscreen as an effective broad spectrum protection.

SkinCeuticals Sunscreen

SkinCeuticals is another common brand that is known for their medical grade sunscreen and sold at Neu Look Med Spa. Physical Fusion UV Defense has an SPF of 50 and is water and sweat resistant. It also has UVA/UVB protective fluid to enhance your natural skin tone while remaining paraben and chemical free. It has a percentage of 5% Zinc Oxide and 6% Titanium Dioxide. This sunscreen can be used daily and is also perfect for all ages and gender neutral. It also wears perfectly under make-up for women.

Sunscreen Mineral Powers by Colorscience

If a liquid sunscreen is something you cannot get used to using every day, we at Neu look Med Spa and Skin also retail sunscreen mineral powers by Colorescience. With an SPF of 50 these powders come in a brush on container or a compact for convenience. You will get just as much protection and these are perfect for reapplying over make-up throughout the day – which is suggested for maximum protection against the UVA and UVB rays. This hypoallergenic powder contains 22.5% Titanium Dioxide and 22.5% Zinc Oxide. There are many options for sunscreen so you should always be protected.

Revision Skin Care’s Intellishade Sunscreen

Another line that we retail at Neu look is Revision skin care. Revision has Intellishade original and Matte which is an anti-aging tinted daily moisturizer. The Itellishade has SPF 45, UVA and UVB protection.

How to use sunscreen and tips:

  • Apply sunscreen in the morning as the last step in your skincare routine.
  • Try to apply your SPF at least 15 minutes before exposure to ensure it has had time to penetrate into your skin.
  • Re-apply throughout the day if you are not wearing make-up, and if you are wearing the make up use the Colorscience powder.
  • For Make Up Select Jane Iradale Poweders that has SPF for extra protection.

Stop by Neu Look Med Spa today to pick up your favorite choice of sunscreen or call us at (858) 538-5665.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

New Year, Neu Look

New Year Neu Look

At Neu Look Med Spa we promote living a healthy lifestyle such as good skin care and radiating positive vibes along with good diet and exercise.  Gita Izadi, our NP, has over 15 years of experience administering injections, preforming laser treatments, chemical peels, micro-needling  and other cosmetic treatments that will truly help you become the best version of yourself.

“If a new patient comes to me and purposely wants to look unnatural, I will not treat her or him because always less is more. I work with the natural elements of the face and I love to educate my patients so they can have realistic expectations,” Gita expressed in our discussion based on what she has planned to achieve with her patients in the new year. “I really just want what is the best for each individual and I only will do what I know will make them look better and uplifted. I have over fifteen years of experience in this field and I have participated in hundreds of trainings -and still do- to back me up on this along with a loyal cliental. All the skincare lines and procedures (all procedures are FDA approved) and have been administered to myself before they reach to our shelves in my facility,” she continues.

Neu Look Med Spa wants to be part of your “Neu” Years Resolutions for keeping up with your improvements. Routine maintenance can cost you less money. For example, treatments such as laser, Botox, and fillers will help to reduced the appearance of any deep lines, folds and loose skin from becoming more prominent and deep set. The right skin regimen will help pore size, acne, hyperpigmentation and more. If you are unsure of how to plan out a regimen for your skincare on your own, book a free consultation with our knowable and professional skin specialists to work out a treatment plan that fits your budget and expectations. The members here want to ensure you are happy and healthy, and look your best to increase your confidence.

Many people overlook how important a consistent skincare routine can be. A good regimen will help the health, look, texture and overall feeling of your skin. Everyone desires and needs a different regimen to maintain a healthy glow, so do not be discouraged if you are not seeing results with the one you are currently using. We retail headlining skincare lines at Neu Look Med Spa that are guaranteed to work such as Skin Medica, OBAGI, Revision and Skin Ceuticals! Simply booking a free consultation or walking in during your free-time could totally change the way you view a skincare regimen forever.

We know that starting a new habit can be challenging. So how can we make sure that we begin this new year with positivity, healthy living and a more beautiful you?

  • Call (858) 538-5665 to schedule a free consultation with us if you are a first time patient or an existing one hoping to try something new. (keep in mind that a new regimen will take about 6 weeks for the best result)
  • Visit us at Neu Look Med Spa to get started on a revamped skincare regimen that will help you banish acne, correct pigmentation or just maintain a healthy glow.
  • Ask one of our make-up artists to give you a free makeover to help show you how to accentuate your features or try a make-up item you have never used.

Please call, email, or stop by the facility if you are interested in a treatment or free consultation with our NP, Gita Izadi. Thank you and happy “neu” year!

Edited by Gita Izadi, NP

Lip Injections

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Lip Injections at Neu Look Skin Med Spa in San Diego California

Lip Injections are currently one of the most popular treatment options in the world. Whether you are correcting asymmetry, wanting to make them more full or replacing what has diminished over time – Gita Izadi at Neu Look Med Spa can help you achieve what you’re looking for with over 15 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure and the Restylane family (Refyne, Silk) are our most popular filler choices here at Neu Look Med Spa. You will arrive 15 minutes early so Gita can apply a topical numbing cream before your injection for comfort. The lip fillers also have lidocaine mixed in them for that extra numbness to be provided.

The main ingredient in Juvederm and Restylane is hyaluronic acid which is a natural occurring component in our bodies. That being said, no one is allergic to it so there is no fear of having a negative reaction to the filler. There are no side effects from the filler, only from the injection itself being swelling, possible bruising and tenderness.

  • Juvederm Vollure by Allergan is an FDA approved for the lower face, chin, nasal labial line and jaw line. At Neu Look Med Spa we use this for lip augmentation as well. This product comes in a 1cc syringe and can be customized
  • Juvederm Ultra by Allergan is best for patients who want a more full or plump lip shape. The product comes in a 1cc syringe and is the equivalent to ¼ teaspoon. This particular filler is a thicker emulsion of hyaluronic acid that Gita can customize to give you the desired shape you want.
  • Juvederm Volbella by Allergan is thinner formula that will give you a softer look opposed to the Juvederm Ultra. This product comes in two treatment options being a ½ cc syringe and a 1 cc syringe. First time filler patients have the option to start with the smaller dosage and gradually work up to a full cc. This product (0.5 cc) is good to use for the vertical and horizonal lines on the upper lip area. It can be used for patients who don’t want to have plumper lips. The 1cc will provide an elegant volume that will look very natural and part of it can be used to soften the lines on upper lip area.
  • Restylane (Refyne, Silk) by Galderma is perfect for smoothing fine lines around the mouth and giving a natural looking result. This is a great product that will never leave you looking overdone. It comes in a 1cc syringe that injects in seamlessly.

Pre-Treatment:

  • To reduce the possibility of bruising start Arnica.
  • Reduce the intake of anti-inflammatory.
  • Reduce the intake of alcohol and vitamins.

Post Treatment :

  • You can see immediate results and 5 days post treatment you will see the final result of your lip augmentation.
  • Lips will be swollen for 5 days,
  • Apply ice for 2 hours.
  • Continue using your Arnica.
  • Use Anti Aging lip balm with SPF since your lips will be extremely dry for 5-7 days.

We retail Epicuren lip balm for you to take home after your appointment to ensure there is minimal dryness post procedure because it is so important to keep your new lips hydrated! Call Neu Look Med Spa at 858-538-5665 to schedule your lip appointment today and as always contact us with any questions you may have at info@neulookskin.com.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner