How to Treat Crepey Skin

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Does Your Skin Look Like Crepe Paper?

Is your skin starting to look thin and wrinkled? And maybe similar to crepe paper? Crepey skin can result from aging, lack of moisture, excessive weight loss and exposure to the sun. Collagen and elastin, in our skin, keep our skin tight and wrinkle-free. But the ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays break down the collagen and elastin in our skin. However, don’t fret, there is a solution to this!

Treatments for Crepey Skin

You can use Sculptra and Radiesse fillers in areas you have crepey skin. These fillers can be injected in your neck, knees, butt, arms, face, and almost any other body part you can think of. Radiesse/ Scultpra are fillers used to plump wrinkled skin or folded areas of the skin, like crepey skin. After it is injected, Radiesse/ Sculptra stimulate your natural collagen growth. This is why your immediate results, post injection, will only improve. Our Nurse Practitioner, Gita Izadi, recommends getting 2-3 Radiesse/ Sculptra treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart. This is to ensure the best results! The injectable is known to last 9-15 months but can even last up to two years when you get the correct dosage. Sculptra has been known to last up to 2-3 years depending on how many treatments your receive. Peak results for Scultpra are after the second treatment. As Gita puts it, the filler needs to be layered in order to stimulate more collagen. Radiesse/ Sculptra both work to restore facial volume and soften wrinkles and folds over time.

Radiesse/ Scultpra are both great products that stimulate collagen production and work to add volume to the areas they are injected. When you come in for a consultation, Gita will go ahead tell you which one is better for your desired results. She can also help you figure out a treatment plan that is best for you! I have seen her use Scultpra countless times for the face and chest. And I have seen her use Radiesse for hands, arms, and the neck. But these two fillers can be used interchangeably. There’s just some differences in their molecular structures.

As stated on their company website,

“Radiesse is comprised of CaHA, calcium hydroxylapatite, microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.”

Once it is injected, Radiesse provides immediate volume and boosts the body’s natural production of collagen, for a long-lasting effect. The CaHA gel microspheres are then absorbed by the body, leaving the collagen that your body has produced. With Sculptra, it is a similar process except with PLLA which is poly-L-lactic acid, collagen stimulator. That’s why your metabolism is a huge factor in how long Radiesse lasts for you. Once the microspheres are metabolized, your collagen production will no longer be stimulated. So, if you’ve heard people claiming Radiesse isn’t lasting for them, it’s due to their body and metabolism. Fillers work differently for everyone so don’t let one person’s experience keep you from getting it done!

Get a Consultation Today

Come in for a consultation with Gita and she will be sure to evaluate the desires you want and recommend which filler will be more effective for your crepey skin. Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule an appointment!

Jane Iredale, A Full Coverage Makeup Line That’s Good For Your Skin

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About Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale was started by a former casting producer and director who realized how much people in the entertainment industry rely on makeup. However, she saw models and actors, and actresses using products that were horrible for their skin. They wanted full coverage but they were using any product to do so. It would result in them breaking out from the makeup they were using. She had an epiphany one night and wanted to create makeup that was good for the consumer’s skin. And from there Jane Iredale was born. A full coverage makeup line that is good for your skin, which is why Jane Iredale is promoted by plastic surgeons and sold in our medical facility.

Jane Iredale is mineral based, and from personal use I can say that I have never broken out from it. Other makeup brands tend to include chemicals, oils, and other ingredients that will cause your skin to deteriorate with their use. However, Jane Iredale will help you cover any blemishes you have and protect you with SPF. Their pressed and loose powder foundations are the only powder foundations I have ever used. I can attest that in high school I had horrible acne and they helped me cover them up seamlessly. The Jane Iredale powder foundations also have SPF in them which protected me from the sun and prevented me from getting sun damage.

What Kind of Products Does Jane Iredale Offer?

Jane Iredale has all the makeup you could want. This includes, BB cream, which is a liquid foundation, powder foundation, lip sticks, mascara, eyeshadow, eyebrow kits, setting spray, etc. The best thing about their products is you do not have to worry about them having a negative effect on your skin. Just find your foundation match, favorite shade of eyeshadow or lip stick and don’t worry. Jane Iredale also offers bronzer, blushes, contouring kits, and concealer which is perfect for our medical spa. We use it on patients when they get an injection and become bruised. It provides full coverage and they know they’re safe from chemicals and the sun due to a lot of Jane Iredale products having SPF in them.

Other Brands Vs. Jane Iredale

The reason that other brands are not good for your skin or health is because a lot of their products include parabens, which are man-made chemicals, carcinogens, which cause cancer, and excess fragrance. If you actually look at the ingredients and see a lot of words that sounds like chemicals or are things you have never heard of before, then chances are it’s horrible for your skin. They add a lot of these to their formulas to make them last longer. But they can impact the oil and bacteria on your face, and some can even impact your hormones and internal health. It’s important to keep in mind that the makeup you put on your face seeps into your skin and can cause internal issues. Unlike other famous brands, Jane Iredale received a score of 2, on ewg.org/skindeep for their low hazard makeup.

Conclusion

When buying new makeup products be sure to look into their ingredients and make sure they are good for your skin and body. I understand wanting to cover up blemishes but not at the expensive of actually worsening the appearance of your skin and health. Choose Jane Iredale for a stress free decision! Come in today and let us help you find your favorite new products!

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

How to Heal Bruises From Injectables Quicker

How to Help Prevent Bruising - Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center in San Diego, CA

At Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego, CA, we understand the importance of privacy and the possibility that many of our patients do not share their cosmetic procedures with their peers. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable about how much downtime is usually required per treatment to allow our patients to plan accordingly with the exception of one side effect: bruising. This is the only side effect that cannot be predicted prior to a treatment and the length and depth of the bruise cannot be pre- determined. There are so many blood vessels that cannot be seen by the naked eye in the body, especially in the face and neck area. Unfortunately, many people fear getting treated because of the possibility of bruising.

How to Heal Bruises Quicker

Although we cannot promise you will not be bruised, there are ways to heal the bruise quicker and more efficiently. The IPL Machine, or Photofacial Laser, can be used to minimize the appearance of a bruise within a few days or even help it to heal faster. You may recognize the name of this laser because it is typically used for broken capillaries, sun damage or other blemishes. Another way to reduce the longevity and discomfort of a bruise is to use warm compresses the day after the treatment or to simply allow the warm water to run over your face in the shower. Warmth helps the blood to flow and distribute away from the area versus having a cold compress promote clotting. We often suggest our patients begin taking oral tablets of Arnica or applying a topical Arnica cream the night before the treatment. This homeopathic remedy can be used for various purposes such as swelling, bruising, muscle pain, insect bites and more. We also suggest that patients hold off on using blood thinning medications a couple of days before their treatment or the soonest possible before receiving their injection for prevention purposes. We also advise you to not consume alcohol the day prior to your treatment or the day of your treatment.

Helpful Tips

Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner, can typically see a bruise forming almost immediately after the pinpoint injection. It is important to apply mild pressure quickly to prevent the spreading and depth of the bruise. The staff at Neu Look Med Spa try our best to keep the facility a low-stress environment that is inviting and comforting to our patients. We try to educate our patients to think positive thoughts before and during a treatment to not “invite” negative results, such as a bruise. High blood pressure, stress and anxiety can increase your chances of bruising. I am sure you have heard the phrase, “you can think something into existence”. It is also a fact that your genetics play the largest part in whether or not you will bruise. Everyone’s body has a different way of processing trauma, even if it is mild. This being said, Neu Look Med Spa wants to encourage positivity and to not allow one side effect to discourage you from getting treatments. Bruises are natural and typically resolve on their own in less than two weeks. It’s a small price to pay for the happiness you will experience long term from your results. Think of the bigger picture and enjoy the process.

If you have any questions regarding a treatment at Neu Look Med Spa, call 858-538-5665 or email info@neulookskin.com

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

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