There’s no doubt the medical spa industry is growing. Whether you know it or not, more and more of your friends are having ‘work done’ — but not in the traditional sense. The days of facelifts and nose jobs are quickly being replaced with non-surgical procedures that offer similar results more naturally with no downtime, no knives, and no pain.
Does it sound impossible?
Billions and billions of dollars were spent last year (around $50 billion USD) across the globe by men and women looking to nip and tuck — with a little less nip, and a lot more spa-like zen. Hair, skin, and body services range from facials to laser liposuction, and everything in between. And these medical beauty treatments are getting more and more sophisticated all the time.
At Solea Med Spa, we’re harnessing the power of technology to help your skin be healthier from the inside out, allowing you to skip over the part where you recover from painful invasive surgery, and instead, gradually and naturally have the face and body you’ve always wanted.
If they’re all offering cosmetic treatments, what’s the difference, right? Actually, there are many, many differences between them! The way MedSpas differ from their counterparts is what’s making them so popular.
MedSpas use scientific technology (like lasers, radiofrequency, infrared light, IPL, galvanic current, PEMF and more) to create changes in the skin. Less concerned with the appearance of the outer skin (the epidermis), MedSpas focus on what’s underneath (the dermis). The treatments offered are meant to promote healthier cell and protein development for long-term changes to the skin and body.
While dermatologists often take a pharmaceutical approach, MedSpas forgo medications. And unlike plastic or cosmetic surgeons, MedSpas don’t use knives or blades to open up the body surgically. Instead, if the body requires any type of incision, it is done with a small needle or laser for the least invasive procedure possible.
So what MedSpa beauty systems are your friends using?
Here’s a breakdown of the most popular medical spa treatments of 2021, and how you can benefit from a treatment series in 2022.
Semi-permanent hair removal has been around for decades now, and luckily for you, while the technology has improved, the price tag has come down! Laser hair removal has become quite affordable, giving the opportunity for us to have smooth skin for years (and for some of us, the procedure could even yield permanent results).
Laser hair removal is mildly uncomfortable but is generally tolerated well. A highly-concentrated laser is aimed at individual hair follicles, damaging them to prevent new hair growth. After some time (generally years), the follicle may repair enough to regrow the hair, but in many cases, users experience little or far less future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is available on the legs, thighs, back, shoulders, underarms, arms, upper lip, and bikini area.
Microneedling is absolutely one of the hottest medical aesthetic trends right now. It’s used to repair all kinds of skin damage and premature aging, like scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation.
Very tiny needles make micro-punctures in the skin; extremely tiny holes that only penetrate a few millimeters into the skin’s surface. Micropunctures can’t cause visible damage to the skin, but they do still notify our body’s healing response that something’s gone wrong. This begins what is called the ‘healing cascade,’ a sequence of events that include washing away the damaged tissue, making fresh new skin cells, and generating new collagen and elastin proteins.
For example, if you have scar tissue, microneedling over the scar will encourage the scar tissue to be removed by the immune system, new skin cells will be made to take its place, and new collagen and elastin proteins will give the skin its fullness and structure.
Microneedling can be performed anywhere on the body but is commonly used to treat aging, scars, and hyperpigmentation on the face.
If you’ve never had a Hydrafacial, consider this a sign: You MUST try a Hydrafacial in 2022.
Why are these facials taking the aesthetics world by storm? They’re like having four facials in one, in a comfortable session that leaves your skin immediately fuller and brighter. Hydrafacials deep clean, exfoliate, extract, and nourish.
Hydrafacials use ‘hydradermabrasion,’ a revolutionary new-er technology. For many years, microdermabrasion was the gold standard of mechanical exfoliation, but for some, the procedure was too harsh. But a more gentle hydradermabrasion session uses an extremely thin water jet, similar to a very tiny power washer, to remove all the dead skin, dirt, and oil from the surface of the skin. This makes a clear path for the water jet to spray directly into the pores and remove excess oil and debris. This is what is known as painless extractions.
While the wand sprays into the pores, it delivers nourishing serums deep into the dermis. Meanwhile, a gentle suction helps to pull bacteria out of the pores and rinses away the dirt.
The results? Unbelievable. The benefits of Hydrafacial are:
CoolSculpting, fat-melting, SculpSure, LaserLipo… There are many methods of reducing stubborn fat or sculpting the body that don’t involve violent surgical procedures or long recovery times. But do fat removal and body shaping treatments without surgery really work?
The short answer is YES! Non-surgical fat removal really works to help you get rid of pockets of fat that have become resistant to diet and exercise. And some of the best new technologies on the market can help smooth areas of cellulite and give you the shape you’ve always wanted.
Some of the best technologies to help reshape and remove fat are ultrasound, coolsculpting (freezing the fat), radiofrequency, compression therapy, lymphatic drainage, and others, and each work in their own unique way to damage fat cells to the point of cellular death.
Some things to know about non-invasive fat reduction:
Botox injections to remove wrinkles, fillers to make lips and cheeks fuller, and even non-surgical nose jobs to change the shape of the nose! Injections are being used to do some pretty incredible things. If you haven’t taken the leap into injectables yet, you probably have a few questions, namely: “Is Botox safe for me?”
Botox and other neurotoxins are incredibly safe! Besides Botox, some of the most commonly known neurotoxins are Dysport and Xeomin. When properly injected by a specially trained health professional, it’s highly unlikely you’ll experience any adverse effects when using neurotoxins.
Much like neurotoxins, if fillers are applied properly, they can be exceptionally safe! In rare cases, you may experience a mild rash or itching after the application.
Unlike what you’ve seen in the movies, injections look very natural and fade away slowly so you have a soft look. Many injections last months or even years.
Common uses for fillers and Botox:
With more uses for fillers and neurotoxins being developed all the time, it’s no wonder so many people are using them to enhance their appearance. If you’ve considered Botox or fillers, 2022 should be your year to learn more!
The professional skin care specialists at Solea would be happy to help you learn about how fillers or neurotoxins can help you. Book a no-obligation consultation today!
At the heart of the cosmetic aesthetics industry is, of course, anti-aging facials. This is where the industry began and where it will likely always lead; we all want to maintain our radiant, younger-looking appearance, but time is never on our side.
There are seemingly countless technologies that provide anti-aging effects on the skin, especially the face. At the heart of each is protein synthesis, otherwise known as collagen and elastin production.
Collagen and elastin are two of the most important and abundant proteins in your entire body. They are uniquely responsible for the structure and elasticity (or bounce back) your skin has. As we age, elastin and collagen production slowly diminishes, leaving us with wrinkles and sagging skin.
If you’re considering a facial series for anti-aging, make sure you select a MedSpa treatment that causes collagen and elastin regeneration. This is what will give you long-term, healthy, truly natural-looking results.
If you’re looking for a MedSpa in the Miami area, we invite you to try Solea Medical Spa & Beauty Lounge. Using some of the most progressive, all-natural technologies available, we can help you head into 2022 with improved health, more energy, and radiant, natural beauty. Contact us today to learn more.
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