At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we have clients come in all the time with every type of skin problem imaginable. Some clients are concerned about the tone of their skin, others are concerned by the texture, and still others suffer from active acne or acne scars. We have an all-in-one solution for them in the chemical peel.
Benefits of Getting a Chemical Peel
The skin benefits of getting a chemical peel are virtually endless. However, the benefits you receive from a given treatment depend significantly on the type of peel you receive. In other words, a light (superficial) peel will provide certain results, but if you have different skin concerns, you may be better suited for a medium peel or deep peel. Here’s what you need to know:
We’re all busy. We all have trouble justifying the investment of time into our appearance and skin health at times, but skin health is crucial for self-confidence. Self-confidence plays a significant role in our quality of life. The more comfortable you are in your skin, the happier you will be.
That’s why we are excited to offer peels that last no more than 30 minutes. You are more than welcome to come in during your lunch break for a “lunch peel.” You won’t need to schedule time off of work, and you won’t need to sacrifice any time away from your family.
One of the most compelling benefits to the health of your skin from a peel is the texture improvements. There are a couple of ways this is accomplished. Primarily, peels trigger your body’s collagen production response. This causes your skin to shore up its underlying structures, adding volume to areas of volume loss.
If your fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep folds are caused by volume loss, a peel or two can smooth out these problems. If they’re caused by hyperactive muscles, Botox is your saving grace. You can enjoy the wrinkle-smoothing results of Botox for up to a year and see results within a mere three to five days of treatment.
Acne can be caused by any number of factors, including stress, hormonal imbalance, and touching the skin with oily, dirty fingers. Every cause of acne can occur at any point from the onset of puberty. In fact, many people find they don’t start to suffer from acne until they are in their 30s or 40s.
A superficial peel is perfect for the treatment of acne. Ask about a light peel containing glycolic acid or AHA. These gentle, effective peels are designed for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Such peels will clear up acne within three to five days. After a dozen treatments, even the most severe acne scars can be erased.
Age Spot Removal
Hiding age spots with makeup can be difficult. However, medium and deep peels are excellent for the removal of age spots. You may need between four and six treatment sessions, but we’re confident that after a full course of treatment, you will be deeply satisfied with the results.
Sun Damage Reversal
The UVA and UVB rays of the sun are rightfully notorious for causing devastating damage to the skin. Because these harmful rays weaken your body’s collagen and elastin and slow its production of these crucial proteins and fibers, the skin shows sun damage early. A peel can erase the sign of this damage.
Collagen Growth Enhancement
Glycolic acid peels, in particular, are well-known for their ability to help your body produce stronger, healthier collagen. Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body because it keeps your skin looking young, hydrated, tight, and smooth. When you lose collagen, you lose volume in your cheeks, lips, chin, and forehead. Wrinkles are the least of your worries.
Even worse, a lack of collagen results in loose, sagging skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, the effects of sagging skin are even worse. By encouraging collagen production, your skin will look healthier, younger, brighter, tighter, and smoother for months after treatment. And because producing collagen takes time, you’ll see continuously improving results.
Do you have an important event, like a wedding or business meeting, coming up? If so, and if you’re not quite happy with the appearance of your skin, a peel is perfect for you. The effects of extra collagen production will take several weeks to be fully apparent, however, the improvement to your skin’s tone, texture, hydration, and health are virtually immediate. Depending on the strength of the peel you receive, your skin can be done peeling in three to five days and reveal the healthy beauty you had in you all along.
Because of how mild superficial peels are, they are safe for all skin types and tones. This is in stark contrast to laser treatments. During your initial consultation, we will review your aesthetic concerns to help you determine if this is the right treatment for you.
Generally, if you have concerns about the signs of aging afflicting your face, neck, or hands, you’re an excellent candidate. However, peels aren’t just for clients who want to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, treat sun damage-caused wrinkles, and reduce age spots. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Treat freckles or melasma
- Reverse damage caused by pregnancy or birth control pills
- Improve the tone and texture of your skin
- Erase acne scars
- Erase mild trauma or surgical scars
- Treat acne
Plays Well With Others
As mentioned previously, peels are the perfect complement to Botox because they treat different types of wrinkles. However, they play very well with other aesthetic treatments, as well. For instance, our clients love to combine a peel with dermal fillers for results that are faster, more durable, and more dramatic.
We proudly offer several types of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma, Radiesse, and Vollure. If you can imagine a skin concern, we have the ability to treat it safely and effectively. For instance, you can augment your lips, chin, and cheeks without ever going under a knife or getting implants.
How to Care for Your Skin After a Peel
The point of getting a peel is to improve the health and aesthetic of your skin. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to get a peel and then neglect to take care of your skin! Here’s how you can get the most out of your peel:
Keep Your Hands Off
A peel lifts up and sloughs off damaged or dead skin cells from the top (superficial) layers of your skin. This reveals beautiful, radiant, healthy skin. It can be tempting to pick at your peeling skin to speed along the process. However, this will hinder rather than help your situation.
If you pick at your skin while it is peeling off, you may cause scarring. Moreover, your fingertips are usually oily and dirty, even if you wash them fairly regularly. You may cause an unintended acne breakout if you touch your face while your skin is peeling and revealing the fresh skin underneath.
Keep Your Hair Back
Few people realize how much they touch their face when they let their hair down. Several strands of hair fall perfectly in front of your eye, causing irritation, and you tuck it back behind your ear. No big deal, right? Remember, touch your face as little as possible after a peel.
To mitigate the risk of subconsciously touching your face, keep your hair in a bun or ponytail if it usually gets in your face. If a breakout occurs, don’t treat it yourself. Let it run its course. You don’t need to be introducing new skincare products into your routine after a peel.
Moisturizing after a peel is extremely important. During your initial consultation, bring in a comprehensive list of skincare products you use. You may be surprised to discover that some products you use are not as gentle as you think. After your peel, your skin is sensitive. Even mildly irritating ingredients should be avoided.
Moisturizer is great for soothing your skin after a peel. However, be careful to use your moisturizer exactly as directed. If you use too much moisturizer, your skin cannot peel effectively and you may prolong the time necessary to see the final results of treatment. We recommend using Aquaphor to moisturize your skin for seven days after treatment.
Many of our clients receive a chemical peel to reverse sun damage. Reversing sun damage does not make sense if you are just going to go back to your old habits and not wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Whether you work inside in front of a window or you are exercising outside, wearing sunscreen is crucial.
To further protect your skin, limit your exposure to sunlight when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. In other words, don’t sunbathe between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Reapply sunscreen as directed on the bottle. If you can’t stand the smell or feel of liquid sunscreen, we strongly recommend a sunscreen powder or spray.
Let Your Skin Peel
Unfortunately, you shouldn’t receive any mechanical exfoliation treatments until your skin has finished peeling. Remember, avoiding contact with your face is crucial for rapid, dramatic results. This includes rubbing your face with your fingers or an exfoliation tool.
In the three to five days after your treatment that your skin is peeling, remember to avoid all skincare products that aren’t a gentle moisturizer or sunscreen. This means you should avoid using retinol, resurfacing acids, facial scrubs, and cleansing brushes. Once your skin is finished peeling, you are free to return to your usual skincare routine.
We often have clients call us three days after their treatment in a panic. They are concerned with their appearance because their skin is peeling. If you look in the mirror a few days after treatment and don’t yet see what you’re looking for, don’t worry. Remember, the skin that is currently visible is comprised of dead skin cells.
Be patient, and in just a couple of days, the world will see the healthy, beautiful skin hidden beneath the surface of dead skin cells. Remember, don’t pick at your skin. Read a book. Play with your dog. Meditate. Do whatever you want to forget about the way your face looks. Your skin will thank you in just a few more hours.
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Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Is your skin dull or ruddy? Do you have active acne? How about fine lines, moderate wrinkles or deep folds? If any of the above apply to you, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel. To learn more, contact us today at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL to schedule your initial consultation.
Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, refers to a cosmetic treatment which sculpts the body’s contours into a more aesthetic shape through fat removal. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we are dedicated to staying abreast of the most advanced cosmetic treatments so our clients can reap the benefits of safe, effective, comfortable treatments. Today, we’re excited to share 17 cool facts about CoolSculpting that may convince you to try the treatment for yourself.
17. Awesome Facts About CoolSculpting
1. It All Started With a Popsicle
The advent of cryolipolysis is a little more mundane than many people think. In 2005, two scientists at Harvard saw children eating popsicles to numb teething pain. They noticed that the freezing temperature of the popsicles was causing their cheeks to dimple. They realized that the popsicles were freezing tiny pockets of adipose tissue inside their cheeks. It wasn’t long afterward that a viable method of cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, was developed.
2. It Is an Excellent Alternative to Liposuction
Liposuction was the first body sculpting method ever developed. However, liposuction is an invasive medical procedure that requires people to be healthy enough for a medical procedure, have enough money for the procedure and have enough time to take off from work and daily responsibilities to undergo the procedure.
With CoolSculpting, there are no scalpels or sutures. There is no uncomfortable swelling and there is no pain. Even better, the results are just as dramatic.
3. It Can Reduce Localized Fat Deposits By a Quarter
One of the reasons CoolSculpting is so popular is the results are so dramatic. In fact, a single treatment session can remove, on average, 25% of localized fat stores. Moreover, treatments can easily and safely be repeated in the future if you’re not quite satisfied with the results or you find you need to treat a different area.
4. It Requires No Downtime
Liposuction can remove between 10 and 12 pounds, or five to six liters, of liquid and fat in a session. However, it requires expensive anesthesia, weeks of downtime and a commitment to taking antibiotics regularly during recovery.
With CoolSculpting, there is no downtime whatsoever. There are no surgical drains or three-layer body wraps. There are no compression garments that must be worn for weeks on end. After body sculpting with CoolSculpting, you can go straight back to your daily routine.
5. It Is Not a Weight Loss Treatment
One of the most common misconceptions we hear about CoolSculpting is that it is right for weight loss. This simply isn’t the case. In fact, to be a good candidate for this treatment, you should be within 30 pounds of your goal weight. You just won’t get the results you want otherwise. The best candidates are within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal weight and feel confident that they can maintain their goal weight in the future.
6. It Can Treat Virtually Any Part of Your Body
One of the coolest facts about CoolSculpting is it can be used to remove excess fat from virtually any part of your body. Some clients have trouble with small problem areas, like behind the knees, under the arms or under the chin. CoolSculpting makes a smaller, specially shaped version of their original handheld device to treat such areas.
Larger areas, like the back, abdomen or chest can easily be treated with the original CoolSculpting device. But the benefits don’t stop there. There is now a technique known as DualSculpting. DualSculpting involves the use of two handheld CoolSculpting devices to treat two regions simultaneously. This is ideal if you’re targeting two sides of your body, like your flanks, inner or outer thighs or upper arms.
7. It Is an Easy Treatment
Many clients will a little anxious before treatment because they don’t know what it will feel like. As your treatment begins, you will feel the cold produced by the CoolSculpting device. You will also feel a gentle tugging as the suction device works to break up the localized fat deposits.
As treatment progresses, the treatment site will be numbed by the cold and you won’t feel a thing. Depending on the size of the area being treated, you can expect your treatment to be over in 35 to 60 minutes. Many of our clients enjoy taking a nap, reading a book, watching a TV show or playing a mobile game during treatment to pass the time.
8. It Is Absolutely Safe
In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the CoolSculpting device for the safe and effective reduction of abdominal and flank fat. Since then, the FDA has approved it to treat the thighs, upper arms, back fat, bra fat and buttocks fat. Over seven million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide and there have been no reports of significant side effects.
9. It Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get Pregnant Later
Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with receiving CoolSculpting before you are done having children. People are often concerned that the effects of the treatment will be reversed with pregnancy. However, the results of CoolSculpting are permanent. Once the fat cells are frozen, they die. Once they die, they are absorbed into your lymphatic system and broken down via deoxycholic acid. Then, they are flushed out in your urine like dietary fat.
Let’s consider the worst-case scenario. You have CoolSculpting performed once on your abdomen. You now have 25% fewer fat cells in your stomach. You put on fat during your pregnancy. Even if you store some of that fat in your abdomen, there are fewer fat cells to expand full of fat.
10. It Shows Results in Four Weeks
There are numerous downsides to liposuction. One of the biggest ones is that it can take six to eight weeks to see the results of the procedure due to the extensive nature of the swelling. Since there is no swelling associated with CoolSculpting, you will see the results of treatment as soon as your body has eliminated the dead fat cells. For some people, this can be as few as four weeks.
11. It Only Targets Fat Cells
Another downside to liposuction is it targets both fat cells and liquid. Therefore, you may experience more initial volume loss with liposuction. But a great deal of that volume is not fat. CoolSculpting targets fat cells exclusively. Moreover, the suction device doesn’t just break up fat cells. It also isolates them so only the fat cells are frozen. This means there is no risk of damaging surrounding tissue during treatment.
12. It Is Completely Discreet
Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of people knowing they’ve had “help” achieving their dream body. With CoolSculpting, nobody has to know you received treatment.
First, because there are no incisions, there are no scars after treatment. Second, it takes your body time to process and eliminate the dead fat cells. Therefore, it will look to all your friends and family like you’re reducing fat from your trouble spots naturally through discipline and hard work.
13. It Can Benefit Men and Women
Body sculpting is not just for women. Men can benefit from CoolSculpting just as much as women can. For example, CoolSculpting is often used as an alternative to breast reduction to treat gynecomastia. Men also suffer from the same insecurities about their flanks, backs and abdomens as women.
14. It Is a Great Treatment for Nearly Anyone
If you are not obese, there is an excellent chance that you are a good candidate for treatment. While most clients are at least 19 years of age, CoolSculpting can be used on people 18 and younger if referred by a physician and accompanied by a parent. Moreover, you don’t need to meet strict standards of health. The only medical conditions that may disqualify you from candidacy are rare ones which make your body extremely sensitive to cold.
15. It Often Only Requires One Treatment
If you really hate your trouble spot, you may feel like a 25% fat reduction just won’t cut it. However, you may be surprised by how dramatically your aesthetic improves with just one CoolSculpting treatment session.
Most of the time, clients only come in for several treatment sessions if they are targeting several large areas. Typically, we only see clients come in for a second or third treatment session for the same area if they have significant abdominal adipose deposits.
16. It Makes Your Clothes Fit Better
Losing an inch off your waist usually requires a weight loss of 8.5 pounds because the volume of fat cells throughout your body are reduced. In other words, even with an aggressive weight loss regimen of losing two pounds a week, it will take over a month before your clothes start to fit better. With a less aggressive weight loss approach, it would take you nine weeks to start to see changes in your body.
With CoolSculpting, you don’t need to lose several pounds of fat because you’re already at a healthy weight and your trouble spots are targeted with laser precision. If you can’t fit into your skinny black jeans anymore, CoolSculpting will eliminate your banana rolls with ease. If the top of your stomach pudges over your shorts, in as little as four weeks you can enjoy a flat abdomen and feel confident rocking a crop top during those sweltering Tinley Park summer days.
17. It Can Be Combined With Other Treatments
Not all of us have maintained a healthy weight our entire lives. If you were obese and are now a healthy weight, you probably have significantly lax skin. While CoolSculpting can remove that last bit of stubborn fat to reveal your hard-earned muscles to the world, loose skin can make confidence hard. Luckily, CoolSculpting can be combined with other aesthetic treatments, like BTL skin tightening, to truly perfect your aesthetic.
BTL skin tightening is a non-invasive alternative to such procedures as an arm lift, facelift or thigh lift. This versatile treatment can safely and effectively tighten loose skin and treat cellulite just about anywhere. The most commonly targeted areas are the:
- Bra roll
- Banana rolls
- Lower back
- Upper arms
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With just one short CoolSculpting treatment, wardrobe woes will be a thing of the past and you will feel comfortable and confident in that little black dress or those dress blues gathering dust in the back of your closet.
If you’re ready to change your body and self-confidence for the better, body sculpting may be just the treatment for you. To determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting, contact the professional aesthetic experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today to schedule your initial consultation.
Motherhood is an incredible gift, but it comes with lots of changes. If you deliver vaginally, one of those changes may be a change to the structure of your vagina. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we believe everyone should be comfortable and confident in her own skin, and we have answers if you’re asking when should I consider vaginal rejuvenation?
When to Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation
1. You Lack Self-Confidence
Each body is unique. We would never teach our kids to shame someone for looking different. We would never shame our child for looking different. But it’s often hard to apply that same love to ourselves. If the size or shape of your vagina is causing you an extreme lack of confidence, then it may be time to consider vaginal rejuvenation.
Keep in mind, it’s essential that you are doing this for yourself. You may be in love with your significant other, but people fall out of love all the time. While the results of feminine rejuvenation treatments are temporary, it’s still of the utmost importance to seek any cosmetic treatments for the right reasons.
2. You Are Incontinent
If you suffer from urinary stress incontinence or overactive bladder syndrome, vaginal rejuvenation may be right for you. Urinary stress incontinence is an unfortunately common medical condition characterized by “leaking” when you cough, sneeze, jump, run, laugh or otherwise “stress” your bladder. The most common cause of this condition is weakened pelvic floor muscles triggered by menopause, pregnancy or other life changes.
Feminine rejuvenation treatments can correct urinary stress incontinence quickly, non-invasively and without the need for any downtime, pain or discomfort. Feminine rejuvenation treatments, like Thermiva, use radiofrequency to warm the vaginal tissue and stimulate the localized production of essential collagen proteins within both the skin and muscle tissue. In other words, your muscles are tightened. Your skin is tightened. Sex is more enjoyable, and you won’t have to worry anymore about leaking while jumping rope, achieving climax or engaging in general sexual activity.
3. You Find Sex Painful
One of the most common signs of aging for women is painful sex. If sex is uncomfortable due to vaginal dryness, Thermiva or Exilis Ultra Femme 360 treatments can restore your body’s natural lubrication system. This takes intimacy from painful to enjoyable once again. Depending on the cause of your vaginal dryness, you may benefit from Thermiva combined with hormone replacement therapy.
4. You Find Wearing Clothes Uncomfortable
Every woman looks stunning in a form-fitting little black dress, tight jeans or cute bikini. But sometimes, wearing swimwear, underwear and tight clothing can be incredibly uncomfortable. If you have to wear sweatpants and running shorts to be comfortable, it is time to consider feminine rejuvenation. Feminine rejuvenation can smooth out the outer vaginal walls to make wearing tight clothes comfortable, both physically and emotionally.
5. You’re Disinterested in Sex
Even if intimacy isn’t uncomfortable or painful for you, you may have developed a difficulty achieving climax. If you find that sex with your partner used to be enjoyable, but it isn’t anymore, the time is right for you to consider feminine rejuvenation. Both Thermiva and Exilis Ultra Femme 360 can tighten your vaginal walls, making intimacy far more enjoyable.
The more enjoyable sex is, the more you want it. If your sexual relationship with your partner has lost its spark, contact the sexual health experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL. Thermiva may be just what you need to bring romance back into the bedroom.
6. Your Labia Are Asymmetrical
Sometimes, even if your labia don’t cause you pain or discomfort due to their size while you are wearing clothes, they can still make you psychologically uncomfortable. If your labia are asymmetrical, the traditional solution is labiaplasty. However, Ultra Femme 360 enhances the aesthetic of the labia without the need for an invasive medical procedure. Even better, you can have sex on the same day as your treatment. With labiaplasty, you must wait several weeks before you can have sex again.
7. Your Perineum Is Loose
Among the consequences of childbirth are perineal loosening, urinary stress incontinence caused by the loosening of the anterior vaginal wall, decreased blood flow to the clitoris, which decreases sensitivity and makes orgasm more difficult to achieve, weaker orgasms, loosening of the introitus (vaginal opening) and the loosening of the vaginal canal. All of these make sex less enjoyable. Ultra Femme 360 can address them all while plumping up your labia majora and lifting and firming your labia minora.
8. You Don’t Have Time for an Invasive Medical Procedure
If you want to enhance the shape, size, lift, feel or appearance of your vagina and labia, but you don’t have time for an invasive restoration procedure, now is the time to consider a feminine rejuvenation treatment. An Ultra Femme 360 treatment session takes only 20 to 30 minutes with no downtime. You can come in during your lunch break, go back to work and have sex the same night you were treated.
You may need up to four treatment sessions, each spaced a week or two apart to achieve your desired results. However, vaginoplasty can take anywhere from two to five hours. Similarly, labiaplasty takes around two hours to perform, depending on the technique used.
Even if you required four 30-minute Ultra Femme 360 treatments to achieve optimal results and labiaplasty or vaginoplasty would have also taken two hours, you don’t have to abstain from sex for six weeks with Ultra Femme 360. There is no need to wear a catheter for four days. There is no post-op care. Feminine rejuvenation treatments could not be more comfortable or convenient.
What Is ThermiVa?
Another question we’re commonly asked is what is ThermiVa,? ThermiVa is one of the safest, most effective feminine rejuvenation treatments. It is a 30-minute, non-ablative, non-invasive treatment harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy through an innovatively designed handheld piece. Since there is no anesthesia required for this treatment, you can talk to your physician and let her know if the device is too warm.
There is no downtime required after treatment. There are no hormones required. The entire device, from the handpiece to the active tip, was designed with comfort, efficacy, and safety in mind.
What Are the Primary Benefits of ThermiVa?
The most significant benefit of ThermiVa is increased sexual satisfaction. First, vaginal sensitivity is enhanced as blood flow to the vagina is improved. Second, muscular contractions are stronger and more coordinated. This allows you to achieve stronger orgasms and reach orgasm in a shorter period of time.
Another compelling benefit of ThermiVa is the reduced urge to urinate and frequency of leakage accidents or incontinence. If you have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate urinary stress incontinence and your doctor has recommended a vaginal mesh sling, ask if ThermiVa can eliminate the need for such a sling. ThermiVa also decreases vaginal dryness by adding more internal and external moisture and softer, thicker skin.
If you’re not ready to start hormone therapy yet but you’ve been diagnosed with atrophic vaginitis, vaginal dryness, or vulvar dryness, ThermiVa may drastically improve your daily life in general and sexual intercourse in particular. ThermiVa can also be used for vulvar or external labial tightening, reducing sagging and other external labial issues. It can smooth and soften vulvar skin, making it more comfortable to wear bikinis or yoga pants. However, ThermiVa is most effective at reducing the laxity of the full length of the vagina and tightening the vaginal opening.
What Is Ultra Femme 360?
The Exilis Ultra Femme 360 is a safe, innovative, effective alternative to labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. It is the only scientifically proven treatment for both labial remodeling and vaginal tightening. Causing an increase to your body’s natural collagen production rate, this treatment will restore the vulvar and vaginal areas to a more youthful shape. To help you determine if the time is right to consider Ultra Femme 360, here are a few of the most compelling benefits:
- Reduces the diameter of the vaginal opening
- Decreases the diameter of the vaginal canal
- Enhances natural lubrication
- Improves sensation
- Makes reaching climax easier
- No downtime required
- No discomfort or pain
- No anesthesia
How Exactly Does Ultra Femme 360 Work?
Ultra Femme 360 is able to treat both the labia and the vaginal canal because it features two separate attachments. To treat the labia, the whole vulvar area is gently warmed using radiofrequency. Not only does this stimulate collagen production to tighten and lift the labia, but it also improves blood flow to the clitoris, heightening sensitivity and promoting cellular rejuvenation.
The new collagen fibers, produced by fibroblasts encouraged by precise radiofrequency delivery, are far stronger and healthier than existing collagen fiber. The warmth of the treatment enhances sexual sensitivity by improving blood flow to the pubic mound, perineum, clitoris, and labia.
To treat the vaginal canal, the other Ultra Femme 360 attachment is inserted into the vagina, allowing access to the entire vaginal canal. The transmitted radiofrequency targets the vaginal mucosa, promoting new, healthy collagen production and restoring the mucosa to a more youthful state. While it won’t give you back the vagina you had at 18, we’re confident that you and your partner will love your new, rejuvenated vagina.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The only way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for vaginal rejuvenation is to come in for an initial consultation. However, in general, the best candidate for feminine rejuvenation is anyone experiencing uncomfortable symptoms due to childbirth or aging, such as tissue that needs to be replenished and vaginal discomfort during sex.
Keep in mind that neither Thermiva nor Ultra Femme 360 are permanent. The results of these treatments may take up to 30 days to be experienced. From there, it can take up to an additional two months to experience the full results. While most women need only one treatment to achieve their desired aesthetic and sensory goals, maintenance treatments may be needed every year or two.
Who Isn’t a Candidate for Feminine Rejuvenation?
If you’re seeking feminine rejuvenation for the right reasons, there’s an excellent chance that you’re a good candidate for treatment. However, there are a few exceptions. If you are pregnant, wait until you have delivered your baby to consider feminine rejuvenation. You should also hold off on treatment if you have a fever or skin infection in or around the treatment site.
Learn More Today
To learn more about the incredible benefits of vaginal rejuvenation and find out if it’s right for you, call the professional sexual health experts at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL at (708) 928-8097 today to schedule your initial consultation. We will help you determine which feminine rejuvenation treatment or procedure is right for you.
Are you looking for a way to revitalize your skin? Do you want a way to bring a glow back into your complexion? Whatever skin needs you have, a HydraFacial is the way to get there. Allure Laser and Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL is the perfect place to refresh your skin and your life.
What Is a HydraFacial?
This skincare treatment has quickly become one of the most popular treatments of all time. It’s so popular that somewhere in the world, this skin treatment is being performed every 15 seconds! So what is this treatment, and what can it do for your skin?
This treatment is done using a patented HydraFacial machine, and one reason this treatment is so wildly popular is that it’s a safe and effective way to help almost all skin issues.
It makes your skin look smoother and brighter; it can get rid of age spots or brown spots. It can help to reduce clogged and oily skin and treat enlarged pores. It can help improve your skin’s elasticity and firmness. It can reduce an uneven or dull skin tone as well as uneven skin texture. One of the best things about this treatment is that it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines!
What Makes It So Popular?
It’s pretty obvious why so many people choose to invest in this treatment, because it works for so many different skin conditions. But what else has helped this new type of facial achieve the booming popularity it has?
First of all, the results are very consistent. It will always give great results. Why? Because this kind of skin treatment is far less dependent on the skill of the technician performing it. Unlike other skin treatments that require a very skilled technician, this type of facial is done by a patented medical machine, so it gives great results, every time.
No Side Effects
Generally when receiving a facial, extractions can be tricky. You might even skip the extraction portion of your facial out of fear that you’ll experience redness or zits the next day. Not to mention that the process itself can be very painful. But with a HydraFacial, none of these terrible side effects apply. The extractions are done without the pain and without irritating your skin.
Another reason this treatment is so phenomenal is that it can be customized by your technician to give you exactly what you need. The esthetician can choose from different strength acid peels based on your skin type, past experiences with peels, and the outcome that you’re looking for. Elements of the medical machine can even be customized, such as suction power.
How Does It Work?
Now that we know why this skin treatment is so effective and popular, let’s dive a little deeper into what the treatment entails.
The HydraFacial machine is attached to a handheld device that uses different tips to deliver, and then vacuum up, various skincare serums. The tips use a spiral design that, when used with the vacuum technology, creates a vortex effect that easily dislodges and gets rid of dirt, oils, and other impurities that might be clogging your pores.
Step One: Vortex Cleansing
The first step in the process is to cleanse the pores. Using the wand, the esthetician gently cleanses the skin and exfoliates the outer most layer, called the epidermis. The epidermis contains lots of dead skin cells that can clog your pores, so removing them allows the technician to access the dirt and oil in your pores.
Removing the dead skin cells also allows your skin to reflect more light, which leads to a brighter and healthier appearance.
During this step, the esthetician will release a serum called Activ4 into your skin. This serum is a combination of exfoliating lactic acid and glucosamine HCI, along with antioxidant-rich algae, which works to soften and condition the skin.
Step Two: Acid Peel
The next step in the skin treatment involves an acid peel, but it isn’t as harsh on your skin as it sounds. The esthetician uses a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids. These acids help loosen dirt and other debris that are deep within your pores and that you can’t reach with normal washing.
During this step, the esthetician can choose to use two different tips on the vortex wand, and one is more aggressive than the other. And, depending on your skin needs and past experiences, three different levels of glycolic and salicylic acid can be used. The esthetician will discuss your skin needs with you to help determine which tip and solution would be best.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction
During the third step in this skin treatment, a strong vacuum is used to suction and remove blackheads and other impurities from your pores. At this point in the treatment, a different tip is used on the handheld device to deliver Beta-HD to your skin, which works to soften the sebum so it is able to be vacuumed out of your pores.
At the same time, honey extract and spiraea ulmaria flower extract are delivered to your skin. The honey extract hydrates and works as an antibiotic, while the spiraea ulmaria calms and soothes your skin.
Step Four: Vortex Fusion
The last step works to bring the effects of the whole treatment together. The vortex delivers a formula that contains potent peptides, such as copper, magnesium, zinc, and hyaluronic acid, into the skin to detoxify, rejuvenate, and restore the skin.
The hyaluronic acid works to attract water to the skin to keep it hydrated and plump. This formula also includes arnica flower extract to calm and soothe the skin and red algae that works to brighten the skin. It also includes antioxidants such as horse chestnut seed and green tea extracts.
Don’t Forget the Boosters
The core part of the skin treatment might be finished, but your skin isn’t. You can customize your treatment even more by choosing from available super serums developed by the HydraFacial team to address specific skin issues.
Brightalive Booster Serum
This serum is designed to brighten your overall skin tone and get rid of any discoloration. It helps to reduce the appearance of brown spots as well as prevent new pigmentation formation. It uses a unique blend of skin brighteners and glycerin, which replenishes and restores hydration.
Growth Factor Boost
This patented serum is designed to restore your skin health, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that regulate cellular growth and help to maintain healthy skin structure and function. This serum helps keep your skin tight and looking young.
This proprietary formula helps to address skin tone evenness, texture, and fine lines. It includes skin conditioning peptides that help to hydrate, soothe, and firm up your skin.
This boost is formulated to target dark spots and sun damage. It’s clinically proven to leave your skin with a more even, not to mention glowing, complexion.
It includes alpha-arbutin, which comes from bearberry extract, and which brightens the appearance of dark spots. It also includes Vitamin C for even more brightness.
Add a Lymphatic Facial
After receiving the added boosters you’d like, you can also add on a lymphatic drainage facial to see even more results.
Your lymphatic system is comprised of a network of hundreds of lymph nodes throughout your body. It drains fluid and removes bodily waste from your system to keep you healthy. When there is any sort of obstruction in your lymphatic system, fluid can start to build up, which is where lymphatic drainage comes in.
Lymphatic drainage is a specialized kind of massage therapy that originally was used to treat lymphedema, a condition with chronic swelling. However, lymphatic drainage has become a staple in facials in the last decade. It’s a great addition to your beauty regimen because it fights against a puffy, dull, complexion and skin irritation.
How Does It Work?
Lymphatic drainage works to accelerate the transportation of lymphatic fluids, helping your body to function better overall. When done in a facial massage, it gives what is considered to be a non-surgical facelift.
The esthetician applies light pressure and gentle movements that include stroking, tapping, rubbing, and pushing. Then, they use flat hands, along with all their fingers, to gently stretch your skin in the direction of the lymphatic flow to help your lymphatic system drain. It leaves your skin looking plump and refreshed.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
Choosing the right skin treatment can feel overwhelming, especially if you haven’t gotten many skin treatments before. There are so many to choose from, and it seems like there are a whole host of people online willing to vouch for each one.
So what makes this one so different? Why is this the one you should invest in?
The results speak for themselves. There is no other skin treatment around that is effective for such a wide range of skin issues. No matter what skin problems you are dealing with, this treatment will effectively clean out and clear up your skin.
This treatment isn’t harsh on the skin. Unlike others, it can be done on extremely sensitive skin without the risk of damaging the skin or even causing irritation and redness.
There’s no downtime. The results are obvious immediately after the treatment, and you won’t experience any next-day discomfort or swelling.
The results are consistent. Unlike other treatments, whose effects largely depend upon the skill of the individual performing it, this treatment’s effectiveness is due to the medical-grade machine that is used. No matter who is performing it, you can trust that you will get the best results.
This treatment is extremely customizable. Your esthetician will work with you to determine the best strength of different solutions for your skin, as well as the strength of the suction power used. And when the treatment is done, they’ll help you determine which boosters are the most beneficial for your skin issues.
With this skin treatment, you can trust that your complexion will come out looking its very best, every time.
If you’re looking for the best skin treatment for your skin problems, look no further. The HydraFacial is the perfect combination of microdermabrasion, extraction, and hydration.
Whether you’re dealing with unwanted dark spots, scars from old blemishes, deep blackheads, a dull complexion, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles and fine lines, this skin treatment is the perfect way to revitalize and refresh your skin.
If you’re looking for your way to a better complexion, contact Allure Laser and Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL today.
Sometimes eating a healthy diet and daily exercise aren’t enough to keep our skin as tone and youthful as we hope. Sometimes genetics and age play a role in how tight our skin appears. For many of us, despite our best efforts, we still see unflattering areas on our bodies. At Allure Laser & Med Spa, located in Tinley Park, IL, we have the solution to tighten your skin through BTL skin tightening.
What Is BTL Skin Tightening?
BTL skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment aimed at reducing fat cells and tightening skin.
The treatment works by stimulating collagen production, thus giving you a more toned appearance. Gentle heat is applied to deep layers of the skin within the treatment area by a handheld device from one of our team members. The heat is delivered by safe and effective radio waves and ultrasound technology to burn targeted fat cells and tighten your skin. The device cools the skin around the treatment area, making this treatment great for targeting specific areas and protecting the skin outside of the treatment area.
Collagen is a protein found naturally in our bodies that is responsible for keeping our skin tight and youthful. It’s the glue that keeps things intact. After a BTL treatment, collagen production is stimulated right away and long after your treatment. As your body continues to produce collagen in the targeted areas, you will continue to see results.
Since these treatments are delivered in a non-invasive method, the handheld device glides effortlessly over the area receiving treatment. Everything is controlled and monitored.
What Are the Benefits of BTL?
There are many benefits to BTL. The biggest benefit is that the treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical. This is great for those that need to tighten areas but don’t want to commit to traditional procedures that require surgery. There is no downtown, and each treatment is outpatient so you can have them done anytime in the comfort of our office. Since the treatment is painless and short, you can go back to your normal, daily activities after your visit.
The handheld device that applies gentle heat can be tailored to meet your specific needs. The heat can be dialed up or down depending on your treatment and custom plan. Since this isn’t a one-size-fits-all device, it makes it truly a tailored treatment option to target your specific problem areas. And you don’t need to worry about the comfort level since someone is there to make sure you are comfortable the entire time. Most people feel the warmth from the energy and compare it to a hot stone massage.
Another great benefit is that the results will keep appearing. After your treatment, your body will continue to produce collagen and the results will gradually appear after time. There may be some immediate results, but you will also get to see results long after you have your treatment.
Show Off Immediately
With many skin treatments, there is a need to remain out of the sun after the treatment is complete; but not with BTL. A great benefit of this treatment is that you don’t have to avoid the sun when it is over. This is great if you are looking to have a treatment before vacation when you plan to show off your newly tightened skin.
BTL is safe, easy, consistent and effective for targeting those areas that won’t tighten with exercise and a healthy diet. While it is not intended to be a weight loss option, it will help the appearance of the skin and give it a more youthful glow.
Why Is There a Need for BTL?
There are many factors that go into our skin not looking the best it can. Many people find that through weight fluctuations and weight loss, their skin has lost its ability to bounce back. Women often find this the case after pregnancy. Aging and time will also play a role in sagging skin. Areas that were once tight may now not be as toned.
Some areas of our bodies are just more prone to sagging. Even if your weight is maintaining and you get healthy and exercise, there may be areas that don’t budge. Stimulating collagen in these areas can help.
Fat cells also accumulate in unwanted areas that can cause the skin to appear loose. The heat from the BTL device helps get rid of the sagging skin, giving you a tone appearance, even in those areas where there is unwanted fat or cellulite.
Sometimes it depends on the part of the body. Some women may be toned elsewhere but notice unflattering skin rolls around their bra line. Diet and exercise may not do anything to help mitigate this area. Despite everything we do to change our lifestyle, the little roll above our bra may still linger. BTL is an option for helping with this problem area.
Who Is the Right Candidate for BTL?
The right candidate for BTL is someone who has a healthy lifestyle, eats healthy, and exercises. To maintain your results, it’s important to keep up with your healthy lifestyle. While results do vary, BTL will help tighten areas that need a toned appearance. BTL can help with the following areas of the body and more:
- Lower back
- Upper arms
When we think of tighter skin, many times people only think of areas on their bodies such as thighs or abdomen, but BTL can be applied to the face as well. Because BTL is versatile, it works well on jowls to help give a more youthful appearance. The jowl is one area many people find needs extra tightening as age and time tend to create a sagging effect.
A Tighter Neck
Another area to consider is the neck. Even with a healthy lifestyle, like our face, our neck is one area that shows signs of age and sag. BTL is an option for tightening the skin on and around our neck area to improve the appearance and boost collagen production.
Hands, forearms and knees are another area that should not be ignored. These areas are prone to losing their tightness over time. Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and is delivered via a handheld device that glides effortlessly over an area, it’s a great way to tighten skin in these areas.
If you are interested in more delicate areas, BTL is an option for that as well, and this can be discussed more during your consultation.
Men and Women
Skin tightening isn’t just for women, either. Men can also benefit from BTL treatments. Men often struggle with loose skin on their abdomen and lower back. BTL offers a great option for helping in those areas.
BTL is a great treatment for those of all ages. Many times age brings on loose skin no matter how active and healthy we are. Genetics also play a role in our skin tightening. BTL helps fight against age and genetics by boosting college production, which slows down as we get older.
When you visit our office for a consultation, the treatment options will be discussed to meet your needs whether that is one or many places that need tightening.
When Is the Right Time for BTL?
Many people like to benefit from BTL before and after the holidays to ensure they are looking their best for all that the holidays have to offer. Another great time to consider BTL is around spring and summer and before vacations. Giving yourself an extra edge with tighter, toned skin can help you feel and look more confident.
Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and can be done in a short visit with no downtown, any time is ideal for skin tightening. That is one of the greatest benefits of these treatments. You can easily plan these around your daily life and there is no bad time to get it done.
What Should You Consider Before BTL?
It’s important to commit to a healthy lifestyle to see the best results and maintain your results from BTL. Having a healthy lifestyle means eating healthy, exercising and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. BTL works best for those that live a healthy lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle through and after treatments.
BTL treatments are monitored with your comfort in mind. The treatment is controlled and tailored to meet your comfort needs and skin tightening needs.
How Many Sessions of BTL Will be Needed?
Results vary with BTL and, depending on your skin and what areas of the body you are having BTL treatments, there may be a need to have additional BTL sessions to achieve your best results.
There may also be times when you have additional areas you would like tightened or special events in which you’d like to have your best self forward. The results from BTL skin tightening can last up to a year for most people depending on how many treatments you have and what areas of the body you have them performed. To maintain results, it’s important you stay healthy and active and maintain a healthy weight.
Can BTL Be Combined With Other Services?
Many people find that BTL works well with other treatments. Some use BTL after other surgeries to reduce fat cells. Another option is to use BTL with treatments that reduce cellulite.
Our offices offer many other treatment options to combat cellulite and unwanted fat. During your consultation, you can discuss our other services such as CoolSculpting, EMSculpt, all of our facial options, and laser hair removal treatments. Many of these combine well to give you the best results.
If you are considering whether BTL is right for you, the next thing to do is meet with someone on our team to discuss what comes next. Most people can benefit from BTL to help tighten their skin in areas where time, age, genetics, and cellulite have taken a toll. These non-invasive and non-surgical procedures are great for those looking for a more youthful appearance and to help contour and tighten areas on the body or face.
The treatments are short and easy and most people can return right back to their daily schedule.
Schedule Your Consultation
To find out if you are a good candidate for BTL and to see if it’s the right time for you to get BTL skin tightening, make an appointment at The Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL for your consultation today. At The Allure Laser & Med Spa, we are here to make sure you are looking for your best. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you have and get you started on your journey to a more youthful, tighter appearance.