wEvery time I have a client getting Botox or Fillers or any other spa services as a mater of fact, very rarely they agree to let me take a pictures during the procedure. In the end all my clients are very happy with the results and it would be great if I can take before and after for my potential clients who is thinking of getting those services done!
There is stigma around Injectables and people shy away from talking about getting Botox and Fillers! I am still trying to understand why?
We have no problem talking about going to the gym , eating healthy and other way we take care of ourselves. why is skincare any different ??
what is the missing piece of the puzzle here? not enough knowledge about it? worrying that people will judge you if you get Botox? trust me, only those people will judge you, who doesn't have enough knowledge about it!
I respect everyone who decides to take care of themselves the way they are comfortable with! there is no wrong or right way about getting any Injectables.
I had my first Botox few years ago in order to answer my clients questions!
does it hurt? NO
how long does it stay? 3-4 months
would I look fake ? Not at all
It is very important to choose an experienced practitioner to perform these procedures.
if those lines bother you , go for it..if not, we all are beautiful in our own way! whatever you decide there is no wrong way about it.
I get Botox. I would like to leave it that way without any explanation.
Psoriasis, Acne , Skin Aging, Hair fall, Vitiligo, Allergic Rashes, Tanning, Sensitive Skin Conditions, Rosacea, Graying of hair , Dull Skin , Frizzy Hair, Open pores, Fine lines, Deep Wrinkles, Sagging Skin, Eczema, Autoimmune Skin Conditions, Alopecias. These are just few to list.
Best part of my day at work is talking to my clients! I get to meet the most courageous and brave souls and hear about their lives and their secret struggles. what bring them to my spa is skin issues that they are dealing with; what they don't realize is when they share their lives with me , reasons behind their skin issues becomes quite evident! Most of the time is stress!!
Mental Health Stigma
We all walk around with masks all day hiding our true emotions and try to go about our business as usual! There is a stigma in our society about sharing anything to do with depression, sadness, anxiety like mental conditions. internally we are dealing with this issues on daily basis and never share it with anyone!! the stress that's building up inside has to come out somehow and that's when you start seeing skin and health issues!!
Why cant we just talk about it ?
Stress contributes to inflammatory, allergic, infectious diseases of the skin, causes hair loss and slows healing of wounds.
Ongoing stress and poor sleep, dietary and exercise habits can disturb the delicate balance of our hormones. Stress also increases cortisol, which leads to more sebum production, inflammation and acne breakouts.
number of ways your hormones can affect your skin every day of the year. When our hormones are out of balance, we are more likely to develop dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles, acne and rosacea, At puberty and around pregnancy, women have hormone surges that can lead to acne. As we age, the hormones that help keep our skin looking firm and vibrant, decline and lead to sagging and wrinkles.
Methods to Help You Cope
How can you reduce the effects of stress on your skin? Try to use coping techniques like exercise, meditation, calming music, and more to reduce your stress levels. In addition to that, increase your attention to your skin with these methods to help you reduce your risk of acne, flare-ups, and other issues.
1/3/2018 2 Comments
Just like any body else , ever since we decided to expand and open a full service Medical Spa, all I can think of was how to create the spa, spa designs, services to offer, staff hiring...list is end less! my day started and ended with Aum Aesthetics! I loved every single aspect of starting up a new venture! everything is going according to plan! Spa was shaping up nicely.4
All the furniture , spa inventory, staff uniforms everything was ordered and it was perfect. Grand Opening was announced for
August 20th 2017! it was a big success.
I was thrilled with the end result! Spa was open for business and I was still mentally occupied with how to market my business and how can I make every visit of my client better! I was oblivious to the world around me!
while I was busy building my dream, other side of the country in parts of Texas and Florida people are loosing their homes in natural disaster! Texas was dealing with historic flood and Florida was hit with hurricane Harvey! Puerto Rico is still dealing with after effects of Hurricane Maria! I wanted to do something to help so I picked up the phone and donated during Puerto Rico Relief Telethon!
This was still not enough for me. I was having hard time justifying what I was doing to make living while people are struggling for basic needs! I wanted to do my bit to help the community! Spa was open all most for a month now by September end. I wanted to help the community while doing the thing I love! So I decided to contact the local non profit organizations if I can be helpful in anyway! From this came the idea of collaborating every month with different local non profit organizations and donate 10% of our collection each month.
This has been an amazing experience to come together with local organizations and help the communities. Now I have whole new purpose for my Business. My clients leave even more happier when they find out that they helped the community they live in just by taking care of themselves! we do not ask for any thing extra from you.. we donate from what we have received from you!
My Goal is to collaborate with local organizations to help make difference. 'help us help others' please after reading this if you have any non profit that we could be part of. please let us know. Thank you everyone for helping us help others! in 2017 I truly learned the meaning of 'giving is receiving' you can still help others while doing what you love! looking forward to what 2018 has in store for us!
Skin Needling/Derma Roller/ Micro Needling/ Derma Pen....so many different names you will hear! but the ultimate goal of this treatment is to achieve better skin with even skin tones.
What exactly this procedure is ?
Piercing your skin with a bunch of tiny little needles, may not sound appealing at first but it has great benefits for your skin. Some may be discouraged by the thought of their facial skin harboring hundreds of tiny holes, but derma rollers leave the epidermis fully intact. The tiny holes close within just a few hours of application. Within those few hours, the skin’s lower layers are able produce new collagen structures giving the skin a rejuvenated, younger appearance
Derma rollers are known to be an effective treatment against aging elements like wrinkles, fine lines and skin stretching. They can help to thicken the skin, smooth facial scars and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The magic lies within the fine needles that penetrate the skin as it is rolled across the surface. The tiny pinpricks help to stimulate collagen and elastin production which aid in plumping the skin in problem areas such as laugh line areas or forehead wrinkles.
What about the pain ?
A topical anesthetic is typically applied prior to the treatment. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight pricks.
When I agreed to let the Dr. roll hundreds of tiny needles on my face, I was not sure what to expect!!. Medical strength topical anesthetic was applied to my face . I had to wait 45 minutes for it to do it's magic so I can get the treatment. Now It was the time for the needles to do their work. Dr. started rolling the device on my jaw line. it did not hurt. little by little roller moved on my entire face...what I felt was some pressure and tiny pricks ( totally bearable!! ) I felt a little more on my cheek bones and my forehead! again nothing extreme that would make you cry! They don't just say " No Pain No Gain " This treatment does not take long. After few passes of the roller on my face..my face was definitely red and I felt somewhat sensitive to touch!
Is it Worth the Pain and Money ?
I am committed to get it done again in few weeks! Next day my face was little red but nothing noticeable that you have to hide out!
Hydration is the key after the treatment. My favorite Hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid was exactly the thing my face needed. in the moment you might doubt your decision but later on you would be glad you did that.
What are Serums ?
Most of the serums are water based. They are made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns. There are so many different types of serums in the market. Here I would like to talk about my 2 most favorite facial serums!
Ever since I have added these two serums to my skin care routine I have seen a big difference in my skin, I wish I knew about the magic of serums earlier! don't wait like I did.. today is the great day to add serums to your routine. You will not be disappointed!
In general all facials are designed to cleanse, moisturize and freshen up your skin. Not the facial I just got... It does what it says!
After they cleanse my skin with special solution, aesthetician applied the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel. You suppose to feel some burning sensation on your skin. I definitely felt the heat from the peel. ( I am that kind of person if I didn’t feel anything, I would think it’s not working) The peel was left on my skin for 3 minuets. For my skin type which is little on sensitive side was perfect amount. You can keep the peel on your skin as long as 5-10 minuets depends on skin type. Esthetician cleaned the peel and cleansed my face again with product to make sure it’s all gone. After this fire on my face I was ready for ice!!
Now my clean face is under steam to open up my pores so the mask can penetrate deeper in my skin. After few minuets aesthetician applied cool and calming face mask . Ahhhh ...that felt so good. I learned that cooling mask after the fiery peel helps minimize my pores! Face mask was left on my face for 5 minuets before she cleaned it off.
After that hydrating serum was applied to my skin followed by a sunscreen lotion.
Right After the Facial
My skin was shining and glowing ! It felt baby soft to touch ( I couldn’t keep my hands away from my face!!) I couldn’t believe my eyes how fresh my face looked.
Next day still my face is bright and super soft. My skincare products went on my face so smoothly! Another difference I noticed that my skin felt tight.
I can’t recommend this facial enough to who ever is looking to perk up their skin . Something about the combination of fire and ice does magic to your skin. No mater what type of skin you have you will see the difference in your skin. Make sure you talk to your aesthetician if you are allergic to peels.
leave your comments or questions below. Wishing you all a very happy and healthy skin. Let Professionals at Aum Aesthetics Medical Spa take care of your skin. You won’t disappoint!