How to Prepare for PDO Thread Lift

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About PDO Thread Lift at Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego

Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego, CA is known for being up-to-date on all cosmetic treatments that are typically offered in medical spas. A newer procedure, PDO Thread Lift, that has been done for years in other countries was recently FDA approved for the United States within the last two years. According to the National Laser Institute, PDO Thread Lift, is a “Non-surgical face lift utilizing monofilament fibers, which dissolve over time, to lift and reposition the skin in order to accentuate the cheeks, diminish the jowls and tighten the jawline.” The threads are made out of a well-known material that is used in pediatric cardiac surgeries, and can also be used in many other areas of the body besides the face and neck.

What is PDO Thread Lift?
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How to Prepare for Your PDO Thread Lift

To prepare for your PDO Thread Lift, there are a couple of precautionary things you should do. Such as:

  • Ensure there is no inflammation already present in the body the days leading up to or on your treatment day.
  • Get any dental work that you are unable to post-pone out of the way, you will not be able to see a dentist for approximately two weeks.
  • Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications or blood-clotting medications approximately two days before your treatment day.
  • Try to limit bodily and emotional stressors prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your treatment.

Important Things to Note About the PDO Thread Lift

Inflammation presently in the body and physical or emotional stressors can enhance the bodies response to the trauma caused by the PDO Thread Lift, even though the treatment is mild and very safe. In the same way, bringing stress and anxiety into the treatment room can sometimes bring unnecessary discomfort and prolong a rather short healing process. A healthy mindset and trust in your practitioner can help your treatment go smoother and have an overall better experience.

Although PDO Thread Lift is a wonderful treatment, it does not replace the use of dermal fillers. It does however accentuate fillers and help you to get an even better result with your filler treatment. The PDO Thread Lift was designed to pull loose skin back, to a degree, while the filler is responsible for replacing the fat that was lost due to the aging process. A consultation at Neu Look Medical Spa will be required to determine how effective the lifting treatment will be for you based on how much loose skin has already been accumulated. When using these two treatments in conjunction with one another, you will receive the best possible result.

Types of Treatments

As we stated earlier, there are many possible treatment areas such as aging knees, breast, the buttocks, loose belly skin and more. The treatment area will determine which thread is to be used. The MEDiTHREAD website informs us, “There are many types of PDO threads and this can be confusing for patients. In general, PDO threads can be divided into Smooth threads and Barbed threads.

  • Smooth threads are used to stimulate collagen.
  • Barbed threads are used to lift and reposition the skin.

PDO threads come in different thicknesses and lengths. These all affect their quality, tensile strength, effectiveness, and of course, price of your treatment. Your doctor may choose to use different kind of threads for you, depending on your rejuvenation and skin lifting needs.”

Schedule PDO Thread Lift with Neu Look TODAY

If you have any questions regarding PDO Tread Lift or any other treatment we offer at Neu Look Medical Spa, please contact the office at (858) 538-5665 or email us at info@neulookskin.com.

Edited by Gita Izadi

Can I use OBAGI Nu Derm During the Summer?

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Can you safely use tretinoin and hydroquinone during the summer?

Many patients at Neu Look Medical Spa are hooked on using the Nu- Derm skincare system by OBAGI Medical. A common question that arises as summer approaches is, “Can I safely use tretinoin and hydroquinone during the summer?” and the answer is yes! That not only applies to using the Nu- Derm system, but all other medical grade tretinoin and hydroquinone as well.

Obagi Nu-Derm Backed By Science

Suzan Obagi, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Director, UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states: “Many patients ask if they should take a break from using their skincare products during the summer months. This stems from concerns with sun exposure and increased outdoor activities. However, I have oftentimes found that patients that need the Nu-Derm product line most are those with pigmentation issues such as melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These are conditions that typically flare and worsen during hot, sunny weather. In order for patients to have adequate control over these conditions, I recommend that they continue to use their Nu-Derm products as instructed. This goes hand in hand with sun avoidance during the peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm, wearing a hat when outdoors, and reapplying their sunscreen after sweating, swimming, or every 2 hours while outdoors. Furthermore, while ultraviolet ray B (UVB, the burning ray) increases during the summer, UVA (the aging ray) remains constant all year. Therefore it is imperative to use a daily, broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Obagi Sun Shield, either tinted or untinted, daily. I recommend it even while driving or working under fluorescent lights, as these are sources of ultraviolet light exposure that most patients do not realize.”

Helene Geigelman ,CHC, from Rizzier Medical Spa joins into the conversation adding, “In addition to using a sunscreen, incorporate a topical antioxidant into your morning skin care routine. Antioxidants help in the fight against free radical and sun damage. They help stabilize collagen, which helps reduce the aging effects the sun inflicts on our skin. Vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid is believed by many experts to be the most stable and effective in protecting skin. Obagi Medical offers a full portfolio of vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) products: Pro C formulas 10%, 15% and 20% as well as Pro C Peptide Serum, C Exfoliating Day Lotion and Pro C Suncare SPF 30, all of which contain vitamin C. Apply a few drops, first thing in the morning, after cleansing and toning.”

Stick To a Prescribed Skincare System

In conclusion, not using your Nu- Derm system may indeed leave you vulnerable to get additional photo damage that will need to be treated as well. The best way to take care of your skin and complexion all-year-round would be to stick to your prescribed medical grade skincare system that is recommended by your personal medical facility or medical spa, such as Neu Look. You want to protect your texture, complexion and all of the other important skin concerns as well – not just worry about hyperpigmentation.

Contact Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center in San Diego Today

If you have any questions regarding finding a skincare system or OBAGI Nu- Derm, call 858-538-5665 to speak with any of our educators at Neu Look Medical Spa.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

Why You Should Be Using Latisse Instead of Lash-Boost

Latisse at Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center in San Diego, CA

Neu Look’s Eyelash Ideology

When you first walk into Neu Look Medical Spa, you may notice one thing all of the personal at the practice have in common: long eyelashes. Gita (NP) and the staff believe in the effectiveness of and personally use all products we sell or offer at Neu Look Medical Spa. Latisse is one of the highest proscribed medications in the world. Because of that, a lot of companies have tried their best to create a generic formula that doesn’t need a Nurse Practitioner or Doctor’s signature to sell. If you are not familiar with the product, it is a clear solution that is only applied once daily to the upper lash line to promote longer, more full eyelashes.

The emulsion was originally formulated to relieve glaucoma, an elevated intraocular pressure in the eyes. Patients using the prescription began to notice that their eyelashes were growing very long during their treatment. Scientists took this knowledge and reformulated a wonderful prescription that led to an alternative to eyelash extensions, strip lashes and knock-off growth serums that are potentially dangerous with no medical evidence guaranteeing results. There has been controversy surrounding this prescription serum since it first appeared on the market in 2008. There has been speculation that the product may cause darkening of the eyelid and under eyes. There have even been claims that Latisse caused darkening of the iris in blue, green and hazel eyes when being used for glaucoma. That accusation has not been confirmed since the medication has been reformulated as Latisse. Patients should not be turned away from using this product by concern that it will cause dark pigmentation in their eyes.

Controversy

Since there has been so much controversy over whether or not Latisse is a safe and effective product, why are people so quick to purchase a counterfeit version of this prescription? Brands such as Rodan + Fields, Grande Lash, Rapid Lash and more advertise that you can achieve the same results at a lesser, sometimes frankly cheap, price. The argument that the personal at Neu Look Medical Spa stands by is that if anyone (that referring to a non-certified professional in the medical or esthetics industry) can sell this product, how do brands such as Latisse stay in business if they are as great as the competitors say they are? If you could achieve safe, outstanding results without a prescription wouldn’t everyone be purchasing it? The reality is that these products are not FDA approved (like Latisse is) and they do not have the same, necessary, cutting edge technology behind them to be safe and that effective. Gita (NP) at Neu Look Medical Spa encourages her patients to simply step in for a quick and free assessment to make sure lash-growth treatments are safe for her patients. Being under medical supervision while using any type of substance developed to enhance your body or anything similar is a mature decision for your overall health.

What to Expect

When you first use Latisse, you can expect to wait approximately three months before seeing a noticeable result. However, after that time period you will see longer, thicker and healthier lashes that will consistently to grow with the continued use of the medication. You can apply the product either in the morning or at night but is only needed once daily. You will be shown the correct way to apply your Latisse upon your free consultation with Gita (NP) and be given all the knowledge you need to enjoy your result. As always, our main priority at our facility is to service you the safest way and to give you the best possible results.

Get In Touch

Call 858-538-5665 if you have any questions regarding Latisse or any other treatment we offer at Neu Look Medical Spa. You may also email us at info@neulookskin.com to book an appointment.

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

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Moe Abdou is an advisor to Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center, as well as the founder and CEO of 33voices.com, a global conversation about things that matter in business and in life. Nothing gives me greater inspiration than being around great people doing extraordinary things. My highest goal is to contribute to the success of entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and highly accomplished individuals. We created - www33voices.com - as a dynamic knowledge network to help entrepreneurs improve the odds of success. Beyond Wealth Sports evolved from our desire to create a new approach for professional athletes to think, grow and live. I spent 20+ years growing a wealth management firm. In my capacity as Managing Partner, my unique abilities focused on developing leadership talent, identifying and growing a significant sales team and expanding our capabilities to add greater value to an affluent client base. My greatest contribution today comes from partnering with influential thought leaders to help them spread their ideas and create useful tools and resources that will help promising entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses. Specialties: content creator, leadership and management development, sales process consulting, entrepreneurial mentoring, youth mentoring, and thought leadership. Over the years, Gita and with the help of her staff have established over 8,000 happy clients. (November 2012)“I love people, especially our guests at Neu Look! My mission is for everyone who walks through my doors to have a great experience. I love my patients! It’s always about them, their needs, and desires.” Gita and her staff work diligently to keep their clients completely happy, resulting in friends and family referrals. Today, most new clients come from word of mouth.

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Since completing her DDS degree at Gazi university in Turkey, Dr. Eizadi has received her advanced dentistry DDS degree from Iran/Meli University Dental school. Dr. Eizadi has completed hundreds of hours continued education in order to better serve her patients. Dr. Eizadi’s priority is to making a comfortable space for her patients. She believes every patient should receive only the highest quality. Children love the way she communicates with them and makes them feel secure in the dental chair Dentists in Del Mar, California – Why Dr. E. is Your Best Choice 20 years of experience Minimizes patients’ fears of dentistry There is no wait, every patient is immediately taken care of, and treated with the respect and care every person deserves Honest diagnostics and procedures are taken and given Financial issues are taken care of and every patient has the opportunity to get the care they need We pride ourselves on using the best materials, the latest techniques and the most qualified dental laboratories.

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