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What is EmSculpt and Why You Need to Try It!

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Ever wished you could obtain rock hard abs or a smoother derriere without all the hard work?

Well, what if we told you EmSculpt can help you get there? EmSculpt is the first non-invasive, FDA approved body sculpting treatment that works to transform, tone, and sculpt muscle as it helps to eliminate unwanted fat. Imagine seeing a slimmer waistline and a firmer, rounder bottom in as little as 4, 30-minute sessions. Some Blue Medi Spa clients have even reported tangible results just after 1 session.

Okay, but enough of that, how does it work?

Using a non-invasive body shaping therapy called HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology, EmSculpt creates powerful muscle contractions that are completely painless working with your body's own muscles, EmSculpt works to reshape and sculpt both men and women's bodies so you continue to love the skin you're in! No more hitting the gym doing one crunch at a time. EmSculpt can achieve thousands of crunches in a single 30-minute session. Want to learn more about Emsculpt? At Blue Medi Spa, we've got you covered. Learn more about EmSculpt here.

Still not entirely convinced? Here at Blue Medi Spa, we want to help bring out the best version of you, which is why we're happy to offer EmSculpt treatments for all our clients in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Sit back and take comfort in knowing that all EmSculpt treatments are:

  • Non-invasive which means NO surgery or anesthesia required
  • Go right back to work and resume normal activity
  • Treatments are quick, pain-free, and can be done on your lunch break
  • Full results seen within 4 sessions
  • Some Blue Medi Spa clients have reported results after the 1st treatment

(full visible results usually reported two to four weeks after the last session which continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments!)

So, what are you waiting for? Those abs aren't going to sculpt themselves or will they? Make your EmSculpt appointment today, at Blue Medi Spa and start seeing the results that both Women's Health and Men's Health have been raving about! Get sculpting with EmSculpt for a more confident, beautiful, you.

Looking for more body-beautifying treatments?  Blue Medi Spa has plenty of skin-perfecting treatments to choose from. Enjoy soothing facials or choose from our list of Skin Care Services and much more. Whatever beautifying treatment you choose, Blue Medi Spa has you covered from head-to-toe!

From Allure to Cosmopolitan (and countless online publications) all agree, EmSculpt is the new "IT" treatment you need to try! But if you're wondering what is it and why you should try it, then you've come to the right place

Types of Skin Pigmentation Explained

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In order for me to explain my brightening journey, I'll need to dive into the various types of pigmentation and how to properly address each one with products and treatments.

 

PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)


?Ah, the lovely PIH. You know when you get a breakout and whether you touch it or not, you're left with a reddish pigment spot? Yeah, it's one of the most annoying to deal with especially if you're acne prone. If you're blessed in the sense where you don't have that to worry about, then good for you. No, just kidding, but really, good for you because it's one less thing to have to worry about. The good thing is about this type of pigment is that it does go away. It may not be as quickly as when we were in our teens, but it does go away on its own. There are other ways of receiving PIH like burns and friction, even ripping the skin when healing from a chemical peel. So be sure to resist temptation when healing from intensive treatments and follow your provider's protocols!

If you're wanting to speed up your brightening here are a few ways you can do so:
Products: Hydroquinone, Retinol, Lytera 2.0, TNS Essential Serum, Pro-Heal Serum, Active Serum, and White Lightening Serum and/or Complex, and Extreme Protect SPF 30

Treatments: Chemical Peels, Micro-Needling, HydraFacial with Brightalive or Britenol Booster, Genesis Laser, and PicoSure Laser

Freckles


?You know what I love about living? You truly do learn something new every day. Did you know that freckles are also called Ephelides and are the most common form of pigmentation? Freckles are finally considered "cute", which is quite ridiculous in my opinion since heredity has a big influence and naturally appear darker during sunny days and will fade during the colder months.

Some people now have 'freckles envy' and are microblading little baby dots all over the face and I gotta say, I'm so here for it. Just be careful though, you can't do laser as it will affect the color and we won't want your dots turning blue or green which cannot go away with Tattoo Removal as it's a different type of ink that is used.

Some don't always want their Ephelides and that's perfectly okay because our patient's happiness always comes first and the way to brighten them is actually the same protocol as if you were treating PIH or regular pigment.

Melasma


This pigmentation is a beast of a medical condition. It is the hardest to treat and to maintain. Your lifestyle and even the way you eat can seriously alter the way you handle Melasma or Chloasma due to it being deeper in the dermis, so it's not so superficial to treat. Most commonly seen in women, hormones is the biggest culprit. Other causes can be pregnancy, stress (cortisol level spiking), various medications, excessive levels of copper and lower levels of zinc, and the biggest cause other than hormones, is SUN EXPOSURE.

Typically you'll see symmetrical patterns on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. When you do decide to treat this condition, again, you HAVE to make lifestyle changes and follow your provider's recommendations to the 'T'. Ideally we like to put our patients on Hydroquinone for 1 month prior to treating. After your month is over, we will put you on a customizable product and treatment game plan. Every patient is different so the type of plan can vary from doing a series of Perfect Derma Peels, PicoSure Laser, etc!

Know this, if you suffer from Melasma, you will always have this condition. You can get to a point where you are maintaining, but if there are flare-ups, it's time to come back in to reassess and get you on a new plan!

Solar Lentigines


This is just a fancy way of saying that you have pigmentation from being unprotected while playing in the sun. Other names that you may hear are 'liver spots' or 'sun spots'. The first 18 years of your life you have already accumulated 33% of your sun damage. I like to explain that we have a storage box, and as we bask in all of the sun's glory, we are filling it up slowly but surely. But what happens if we don't treat it? The box overflows and pigment start to form on the face and as we age it gets more and more prominent. Most of the time, we as patients, will look at the mirror one and wonder what the hell happened and where did this pigment come from? This is why treating this pigmentation needs to start right away and be a lifelong commitment.

Going back to the question earlier of why it's taking me so long to address it. I'm 28, and if I had already stored 33% of my pigmentation at 18, then that number has either doubled or more! So if you think about it, it's not going to take a month to address your whole entire life's worth of damage! As we treat pigmentation on the surface layers of our skin, we exfoliate and remove the dead skin. This process will brighten all while improving our texture. We keep repeating this process daily with our products, weekly with HydraFacials, and monthly with more intensive treatments like Chemical Peels and Lasers.

I know it sounds overwhelming, but think of it like going to the gym. You apply yourself, and dedicate the time, and you'll see the reward. It's been 6 years of maintenance and I can confidently say that my skin is the best it has ever been and will continue to get better.

We are always here to help, and we have treatments that can speed up your skin goals! We'd love to hear from you and get you in to start your journey whether it's for Melasma or addressing your cute little freckles.

We all have that one concern with our skin that drives us bonkers! Personally, I have worked on my pigmentation for 6 years and counting! Now you may be wondering, "what the hell is taking you so long for addressing it??"

Is Your Workout Routine Just Not Enough Anymore?

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Unfortunately, life catches up, takes over, and all of a sudden if I don't do something now, it will be May 2019 and somehow I'll be trying to fit into the same bikini I've had for 3 years and my confidence level could easily go from hero to zero.

That is one way this year can go or I can be as committed to myself as much as possible. Yet, so far, I have done yoga once, and walked my pup longer everyday. So, I'd say that's progress, and even though I'm technically following the 80% diet / 20% being active…my body is not responding how it used to.

We have many patients that make working out a priority in their life. Honestly, it's such an inspiration. When they see we offer SculpSure, ThermiSmooth, and various other body contouring treatments, the common concern I hear is that they've got stubborn pockets of fat, cellulite, or skin laxity from losing weight too quickly.

No matter how hard you workout, not everyone responds 100% to it. That is important for all of us to recognize because we can all start to be more understanding that we are all trying the best we can to feel as confident as possible.

With that, when you come in to address and target either the fat and or skin, we make sure to do a thorough consultation to make sure that what we offer will give you a realistic expectation. It is important to do so in order to create a healthy relationship between patient and provider.

When wanting to treat stubborn fat pockets, SculpSure is the way to go. With 4 applicators, your provider will place them strategically on the area of concern. These will sit on the skin, rather than using suction, which will result in a more comfortable and even treatment result. The biggest advice that I can give you is: BE PATIENT. The results take 6-9 weeks and even though that time will pass by in a blink of an eye…when we get excited about results…it's like watching a pot of water trying to boil.

Skin Laxity has such a wide variety of ways to treat. The problem with treating the skin is that everyone is different. I may benefit greatly with ThermiSmooth, and I may see results every time I do it, but my neighbor could come in and greatly benefit from Ultherapy or Titan. The importance of knowing that we all respond differently is huge! Hence why we NEVER guarantee; especially when speaking to you on the phone. We want to make sure that you have the best treatment advice from our providers that work directly with you day in and day out.

Overall, consistency is key. One and done is not a thing….yet. We live in a beautiful time filled with so many ways to address our anti-aging concerns, but we need to be patient. I'm even guilty of it and I'm immersed in this field 24/7. It's January, and now is the best time to start if you want your results by summer.

Not sure on where to start? Give us a call and we'd love to book you a consultation with the option to treat same day!

I work out. A lot. It's my life and if I go a day without it, I feel lost and confused…SAID ME NEVER. Let's face it. I love working out. I really do.

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