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

Dermal Fillers: A Less is More Approach!

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Our Dermal Filler Philosophy

At Neu Look Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA, we pride ourselves on the knowledge we share with our patients regarding aesthetic treatments such as Dermal Filler, Botox and Laser. Gita Izadi, an experienced Nurse Practitioner, provides her patients with a “less is more” approach to ensure that the results of a treatment are natural. Although one syringe of filler is a very small amount (1/4 of a teaspoon), it is better to slowly correct than to overfill.

Neurotoxins

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou, a plastic surgeon, states, “As cosmetic surgeons have grown more sophisticated in their methods and the array of fillers and neurotoxins has become more diverse and specialized, patently obvious nonsurgical work is becoming the exception rather than the rule. A good aesthetic doctor now recognizes that the most natural-looking effects are achieved incrementally, with tiny, almost imperceptible adjustments”. She continues explaining, “When I talk to my patients, I’m actually analyzing their facial expressions, harmony and beauty. I draw out a master plan with each patient, using a face-analysis tool on a photo of the patient. We start with baby steps and give touch-ups until we’ve achieved a uniquely personalized map of what and where to inject. A good facial surgeon does not need tons of material to achieve an impressive tightening of the skin, even at a 75-year-old patient. Why? Because she or he knows exactly where to inject it. A good doctor injects between the right ligaments of the face, that will keep the fillers stable and not diffuse them. He or she respects the natural anatomy of the person and aims to enhance and not change the one’s features.”

Less Is More

Dr. Sophie Shotter, the Medical director of a Skin & Wellness Clinic, states, “Our mantra is less is more and we believe that being conservative with products and then topping up if necessary later on is the best course of action and will give you a natural, refreshed look as opposed to the highly publicized trout pout and pillow cheeks that we see so much in the media nowadays. Dermal fillers are there to help you look naturally more youthful, and Dr Sophie is an expert in using minimal product for maximum effect.”

Dr. Darla Liotta, Plastic Surgeon, also agrees with Neu Look Medical Spa’s “less is more” policy. She states on her blog that, “My philosophy of beauty is that “less is more.” My goal is to optimize your natural beauty, and to achieve an apparently effortless, simple and timeless beauty that preserves the face as a fresh, clean palate.” She continues with, “The best plastic surgery is plastic surgery you can’t see. I often have patients who say, “when I walk down the street I can tell when someone has had filler, or a facelift.” Well done Botox, filler, peels, or even surgery should leave you guessing why your neighbor looks so well-rested, or why your college friend has looked the same for the last 15 years.

Quality Over Quantity

These physicians are only a few of many who agree that the injector is more important than the quantity of product in some cases. Gita Izadi, NP offers complimentary consultations where she will take time to address your concerns as well as give her suggestions. You will never feel pushed or pressured into a procedure at Neu Look Med Spa. Gita believes in respecting a patients features and providing enhancements that leave a patient looking refreshed and not overdone. If you start small, you will get big results. If you have any questions regarding dermal filler, Botox or any other treatment at Neu Look Medical Spa, just call 858-538-5665.

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

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in San Diego

Revitalized peel, before and after Juvederm treatment at Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center

What is a Chemical Peel and How Does it Work?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that rejuvenates the skin and an individual’s appearance by revealing vibrant and youthful skin.* A chemical peel works to remove the dead skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin, allowing the next layer of skin to replace the old layer. The old skin cells are removed by using a chemical solution, usually an acid of some kind, that creates a controlled wound in small areas of the skin. New skin will grow to replace the discarded skin, and this fresh layer of skin is healthier and fresher, resulting in tighter and more radiant skin.* A chemical peel also results in less visible wrinkles, blemishes, and fine lines.*

Types of Chemical Peels

Neu Look Med Spa and Skin Center offers three different types of chemical peels, giving patients a variety of options so they can find a treatment that best fits their needs. Each chemical peel offers different advantages and disadvantages, so make sure to consult with an expert as to which is best for you.

Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peel

The Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peel works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin significantly smoother*. With a Rejuvenize Peel, results are visible after just one treatment, with optimal results seen after three to six peels.*

Treatment cost: $250

*Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.

Skin Medica Vitalize Peel

If you are looking for a chemical peel that works to get your skin positively glowing, the Skin Medica Vitalize Peel is for you. The Vitalize Peel helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth out rough patches, giving you vibrant skin with little downtime.*

Treatment cost: $150

*Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.

The Perfect Derma Peel

Treat fine lines and wrinkles in just one treatment with the Perfect Derma Peel.* This peel also can help reduce the visible effects of hyperpigmentation, including Melasma.* The peel will also give, smooth, vibrant and fresh skin.*

Day One: The Peel solution should remain on the skin for at least 6 hours without touching, rubbing, or washing the area.

Day 2: AM Gently wash the area and dry. Vigorously apply the 1st Post Peel Towelette to the treated area. Let it dry. Sunscreen should be applied at least 30 minutes after the towelette. You can apply makeup. Avoid Sun Exposure during the process.

Day 2:PM 30-60 minutes before bedtime wash and dry the area. Vigorously apply the 2nd Post Peel Towelette. Leave the solution on overnight. If you are experiencing discomfort you can apply the Perfect Derma Moisturizer 2-3 times daily. Do not use any moisturizing products until peeling begins.
Avoid Sweating, sauna, steam rooms during peel process.

Day 3-6: After Peeling Begins apply the Perfect Derma Moisturizer /TNS Ceramide to the area 2-3 times a day. For patients with lighter skin use this moisturizer for 1-2 weeks/ for ethnic skin use this moisturizer 3-4 weeks. Do NOT rub, pick, pull the peeling skin. This can cause hyperpigmentation and scarring. Your skin will naturally flake off. Continue using an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and avoid sun exposure.

DO NOT use any Retinol, Glycolic, Prescription Topical Products for at least 3 weeks after peel.
DO NOT do MicroNeedling, Lasers or any other Chemical Peels for 4 weeks after Peel and until your medical provider has given you the ok.

If you are experiencing excess irritation or discomfort please call us immediately.

Treatment cost: $300

Perfect Peel Chemical Peel

*Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.

Cosmelan

According to our experience over the last 14 years at Neu look Med Spa, Cosmelan is the best depigmenting method for Melasma. It corrects and regulates overproduction of Melanin in the melanocytes inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots.* The commitment of the patient to the treatment plays a major role in depigmenting the skin. The product must be used as directed by the Nurse practitioner at Neu Look Med Spa and follow up visits must be scheduled to achieve the best results.

Treatment cost: $799

*Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.


Pre Instructions for Chemical Peels: Stop using any Retin A, Glycolic, Salicylic Acid, or Prescription Acne Treatments (Topical) for at least 5 days before your treatment.

Post Instructions for Chemical Peels: Avoid Using Retin A, Glycolic, Salicylic Acid, or Prescription Acne Treatments (Topical) until the peeling has stopped.

Avoid using Clarisonic and Facial Scrubs until skin heals. Use a gentle cleanser and reapply sunscreen every three hours.
Skin can peel up to 7 days depending on type of peel you receive.

Post Instructions for Cosmelan: Follow the Skincare Regime given to you by your practitioner for the first 2 weeks. You can experience Redness, Dryness, and Peeling for up to 5 Days. Avoid Sun Exposure and make sure to protect your skin at all times with sunblock and a hat.