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I am fully aware that I have been blessed with my mother’s nose. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but definitely a looker. It has signature crack right down the center of the tip. If you too have this type of nose, we might be related. Whether it be heredity, ethnicity or just good old fashioned poor self-esteem, we all have gripes about the parts we were born with.

As I’ve aged, I’ve grown into my nose quite nicely, or so I’d thought. Make-up is magical, yes, but contouring can only take you so far. If you’re anything like me, an overly animated face-toucher, then you already know that the benefits of make-up usually last about a good hour before you remember that you even had it on in the first place.

A nose job or rhinoplasty, was never a consideration for me. I never disliked my nose so much that I couldn’t look at it. I didn’t have any distinct breathing issues or vision impairments. I did, however, grow up in the heart of Los Angeles, where complexities are handed out by the baker’s dozen, free of charge.

Working alongside some of the best in the beauty industry, for now more than 10 years, I’ve been lucky enough to see a number of things, YOU’D have to see for yourself, to believe. Quick fixes, instant gratification and yea, maybe a little bit of blood. As treatments and techniques advanced over the years, so did my interest.

When the mastery that is the ‘Non-Surgical Nose Job’ first became a household name, a glow from every girl for miles-wide, shone so bright that even Instagram couldn’t contain the excitement. With advanced trainings and intense workshops, the providers at Blue work day and night to make sure they offer only the best in treatment and expectation of result. So I bit the bullet and tried it out myself.

We started with a consultation, and numbing cream. 20 minutes later, I was a new girl and beyond thrilled. In less than half an hour my nose went from “This is my good side,” to “You’ll want a picture from both sides.” Minimal downtime, and less pain than I’d expected. A little bit of Kenalog (cortisone) and approx. half a syringe of Juvederm, and I had no more visible bump and a noticeable lift in the deflated tip area, I was truly impressed.

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Blue Medi Spa offers complimentary consultations, and would be more than happy to see if there are any tiny tricks of the trade that could enhance your self-esteem. Call us for more information or visit on social media @bluemedicalspa.

Sunny, Southern California. Known for our three annual seasons (since apparently Fall isn’t a thing anymore), and two, very specific gripes. “OMG it’s so hot,” or “OMG it’s freezing!” There is not much of an in between, and though us Angelenos really do love our summer sun, we look forward to the relief a little winter can provide. Winter in LA generally has us shivering through a few 40-50 degree months. Still, somehow we manage to survive the occasional 29 degree overnights and relatively crispy, wind chill. How, you ask? With super trendy boots, and puffy jackets, of course!

Ah, Yes… Winter! Holidays, check! New Year, new me, check! Got kids? Back to school, check!

Everything is under control, back to normal and a fresh 44 degrees outside. So why am I still sweating?? When you can’t catch a break, there may a deeper underlying reason.

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, targets more than 10% of the general population (or at least those that will admit to it).

There are some of us who produce insane amounts of body heat, all year long. Menopause, amongst other factors can contribute to these hot flashes. Over active endocrine systems, high metabolisms, and anxiety are just a few. Sweating is how your body cools itself, removes toxins and balances our salt levels.

The simplest way to get your sweating under control is seemingly a clinical strength anti-perspirant, however, this has been known to be too aggressive to more sensitive skin types leaving some of us feeling hopeless.

Well, fear not my sweaty friends! There is another answer. Hyperhidrosis can easily be treated with a set number of Botox injections that help to stop the neuron signals that tell your body to excessively sweat.

As the second most requested treatment by men, this standalone service really does serve its purpose. With results lasting anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, the screeching halt of psychological and personal distress alone, is worth every penny. Treatment areas include: underarms (axilla), hands (palms) and Feet, or even the upper lip.

We recommend that this service ONLY be done by a trained professional. With our advanced injectors, you can always count on top notch service and treatment education. Have more questions? We’re ready to answer them!!

Call us, come by, or visit us on social media @bluemedicalspa to see our patient’s beauty transformations, and to see what the buzz is all about!

This year my friends will average around age 35, and instead of dreading turning another year older, we’re learning to embrace it, with lots of cocktails and a spin of the Roulette wheel, no less. Somewhere along the line we gratefully stopped trembling at the thought of getting older and started feeling thankful for every year that comes our way.

My grandfather once told me not to think about age as a number but just to be thankful that another birthday comes around. It really made me think how lucky we are to spend time with the people we love, doing the things that make us happy. Time is precious. And while I’m especially fond of birthdays, I’m not fond of the ever increasing lines on my friends’ foreheads or the new lines we now have around our eyes and mouths.

Thanks to Apps with airbrushing and filters, we’ve been lured into thinking we have the complexion of an 18 year old, but in real life that’s not exactly the case.

The last 72 hours I’ve spent a vast portion of time getting my hair and makeup done for various holiday events and one thing that staring at yourself in a mirror for hours on end will do, is make you hone in on your flaws (or your bestie’s). Sometimes it makes you feel better to picture someone else you love needing it more than you, and taking the jump, too!  As we sat there talking about holiday plans, parties, etc., there became a steady stream of horrifying realizations as the girls started to see their complexions for what they really were. On closer inspection it seemed that the reflecting faces were less Gigi Hadid and more Gordon Ramsey…and so began the plan of action.

Blue Medi Spa offers top notch wrinkle relaxers like Botox and Dysport to help relax the muscles that make those cringe-worthy facial expressions. (PS, cringing doesn’t help either). Whether you’re a squinter, a frowner, or a big smiler, there’s no real downside to this type of treatment. In as little as 15 minutes, you can change your next 3 months. With lines softened and less facial muscular movements, you appear more lighthearted, graceful and well, happy. Resting ‘B” face is a REAL thing, guys!

When you look at your photos and all you can see are LINES (and volume loss), you may feel at the end of your rope. However, it is important to note that you are your harshest critic and where you see only your flaws, others may simply be noticing your clear complexion or your long lashes.

You see, my friends and I have very expressive faces. If we hate what you’re saying, you’ll know it.  There is nothing wrong with being expressive but the lines get, quite frankly, out of control.

An effective at home skin care regime can ensure that your complexion stays clear *mostly* but there is only so much anti-aging skincare can do. My personal beauty routine has progressed from simply skincare, to procedures of a more advanced nature including: wrinkle relaxers, microdermabrasion facials, laser skin therapies, and now dermal fillers. The more I talk about Botox, Dysport and their big brothers Juvederm and Restylane (we’ll get to those another time), the more tempted they are to give it a try. Slowly removing their doubt, scared that once they start they’ll end up spending a fortune and or looking like a Real Housewife.

What are you doing to slow the signs of aging? Have you made your friends take the leap? Come visit us and become part of the conversation at www.bluespa.com, and follow us on social media @bluemedicalspa.

“Take a picture with me?”, “Let’s FaceTime!?”, “Selfie time!?”

ANSWER: “Nope, I have 7 chins!”

I hear this about 6-8 times a week. Friends, family, clients, you name it. Front facing camera action of any kind, is a NO-GO. No matter how close or how far, a text message could cover anything that needed to be discussed, and definitely shouldn’t require any form of selfie. When we first heard about Kybella, we almost didn’t believe it. PERMANENTLY remove FAT in the submental (chin profile) area? But HOW… and why have I not done this??

Submental fullness or an extended chin profile, as we like to call it, can be caused by a multitude of factors. Most commonly, however, is genetics. So yes, you can say, “Thanks, Mom”, or “Way to go, Gramps” (the genes are strong in this one), as this effects just as many men as it does women.

Time and time again, we’ve seen the constant personal struggle to eliminate ANY type of fat. You start with eating right, and power walking, but you still have that dreaded “extra” chin. Inquiring minds are dying to know, how does one exercise their under chin?

We’ve all seen YouTube videos of relentless embarrassment, showing different ways you can slap yourself until the fat is activated. Or different mouth opening movements, and stretches. We’ve even tried every possible over the counter cream and serum our friends and local stores have suggested. Still, no luck. So, back to the drawing board. This time, you’ll only need 1 option.

KYBELLA is the first and only FDA approved injectable that directly targets and destroys fat cells in the submental chin area! Minimal down time, a non-aggressive treatment, and done in 20 minutes, please tell us WHY have we waited this long?? Oh, yes, science sort of made us, but we digress.

With available treatments for lifting, tightening, and increasing cell turnover (none of which targets the problem), KYBELLA is a standalone product, making for dynamic differences in appearance, confidence and taking over the submental market all together! Why divide and conquer when you can define and contour?!

The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Give us 3 months, only 90 days, and in as few as 3 visits (1 per month), you can say, “Bye-Bye” to however many chins you thought you had! You know you’ve committed more time than that to a gym you’ve never stepped foot in. (PS – You’re secret’s safe with us!)

Commitment is key with this treatment product. You may see improvement from the very first appointment, but it’s important to remember that you NEED ALL 3 appointments to be completed, before your maximum result can be achieved. Most physicians prefer to not even gauge a client’s result on only the first session, since there’s still so much magic to behold.

A treatment this safe and effective can still only be done by medical professionals, and though almost every person is a candidate, consultations are strongly recommended to create your own personal treatment regimen.

We invite you to come in and see our individual before and after photos, or just ask anyone here, and they’ll
gladly show you how to take a stand to that front facing camera and put your best chin forward.

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“Sleep? What’s that?”, “Don’t make me laugh, I’ll pee!”, “Not tonight, I’m just not feeling it (or much of anything).”

Yearning for more than a few hours of uninterrupted sleep? Maybe you’re not as jovial as you once were, for fear of needing to go home and change. Has your sexual health got you feeling, shall we say, a little ‘parched’?

You’re not alone. You’ve never been alone, and when women support each other, incredible things happen.

The time is NOW! Take a stand… and grab a seat!

Between hormonal changes caused by pre/post menstruation, break-outs and bad hair days, most women will tell you that they get about 5 ‘good days’ a month. Women are infamous for griping about their cellulite, under eye circles, grey hair, even that extra 5ish pounds. What they won’t tell you, however, is how much their quality of life could be improved if they could just sneeze without leakage, or if they enjoyed the sight of their most precious parts.

What if we told you there was something that could really, and I mean, REALLY, change the game?

Vaginal Rejuvenation

You’d be surprised how many people say it wrong, simply because they’re afraid to actually say it. “Vageeeeena Rejuvehhh” “va-va- va, lift thing” “ya know, that new thing you have for the… down there?”

Let’s say it together, “Vagina.” Yup, that happened. You have one, now own it!

With Blue’s launch of ThermiVA RF Therapy, women are being given a chance to take their lives back, 30 minutes at a time. (Available in individual sessions or in a recommended series of 3)

ThermiVA uses radio frequency energy to tighten, lift, and hydrate! This concept may seem foreign, because no one was willing to talk about it. Well, at Blue, we are! More than HALF of all women aged 30-50 will suffer from some form of incontinence, be it from child birth, stress or the natural aging process, and aside from how gracefully most of us will age (hehe), there’s a bit of misconception when it comes to the vagina. We forget, that right along with everything else, it too, ages daily! Losing elasticity, control and sensation are unfortunately part of the package, but why suffer?

I’ve never been one to be shy, or overly embarrassed by things that are natural and expected; ie. Body parts and their functions. However, a recent study has made us realize that one of the most important parts, is the least talked about. The last few weeks have brought us all closer, not only as medical providers, but as women. Becoming more and more comfortable being able to share our concerns has finally brought us the opportunity to offer lasting SOLUTIONS! (One’s you could only dream about.)

Consultations are invited and welcomed. So, what are you waiting for??

A dermal filler is an anti-aging procedure that involves injecting certain substances under the skin to reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of sagging skin or to enhance lips. While you might feel squeamish at the idea of getting injections in your face, dermatologists say the treatments have long-lasting positive effects and relatively minimal discomfort.

It’s certainly no secret that skin tends to wrinkle and sag as people age. Part of it’s just a natural process, reflecting all the facial movements you do in a lifetime — such as squinting, chewing and laughing. Sun exposure also causes and worsens wrinkles and skin tissue breakdown. Your skin naturally contains collagen and hyaluronic acid that provide a support system, but these substances begin to diminish, as you get older. Dermal fillers can temporarily rejuvenate your face.

Hyaluronic acid and collagen are used as dermal fillers because these substances are naturally present in your body. Hyaluronic acid occurs between skin cells, where it holds in moisture, while collagen gives skin strength and structure. When your doctor injects these substances just below the surface of your skin, they fill in lines and wrinkles and provide a youthful fullness to your skin. Collagen injection effects may last up to four months and hyaluronic acid effects up to nine months.

Longer-lasting facial fillers also are available to minimize deeper lines and creases. These fillers contain tiny round, smooth particles called microspheres, which are suspended in a liquid or gel material. The more temporary treatments allow you to enjoy your new youthful appearance for up to 18 months, and more permanent treatments may last five years or even longer.

A dermal injectable treatment is a very quick process. The nurse makes two or three injections and then massages the area before continuing. She continues this process until she finishes treating the entire area. Look in the mirror immediately afterward and you should already see positive results. You can go back to your normal activities right after the treatment, although you may have some bruising and temporary redness and swelling. There also may be some short-lasting pain or tenderness.

To learn more about Blue’s wide range of dermal filler treatments click here