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How Does Coolsculpting Work?

It’s all the rage right now! The idea that you can freeze the fat areas on your body that you aren’t too happy with. Or maybe it’s an area that the gym just can’t reach? Coolsculpting is quickly becoming the answer to a lot of these problems, but what exactly is coolsculpting and how can it benefit you?

CoolSculpting before and after

Coolsculpting is a great way to tweak and sculpt those areas you just don’t like. It’s not painful, and you can even be back to work the same day. Results vary, but can be seen within 3 weeks of treatment, and best results are seen at 3 months.

Now how is it performed?

The first step in the process is to cleanse the area before application. Making sure that the area is clear for application. Then we apply the applicator to the area that is being worked on. Spa Trouve is also the first in the valley to have different sized applicators for any area on your body.

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Laser Hair Removal

image of woman getting laser hair removalIt’s that time of year, when the weather starts warming up and everyone is looking forward to being out in the sun.

Shorts, tank tops and sandals are the trend. For ladies, this also means more frequent shaving or waxing is a must. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely despise having to shave and am definitely not a fan of the grow-it-out-for-three-weeks to finally have it-waxed method.

But what else can I do??

Laser Hair Removal! Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser – an intense, pulsating beam of light – to remove unwanted hair. The powerful heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.

Is the hair loss permanent?

Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. It is permanent hair reduction, and a large reduction at that. Typically it takes multiple laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.

Does it really work?

Ladies and Gents I am pleased to let you know that IT REALLY WORKS! Personally, I am not your ideal candidate. I am a dark-haired Filipino woman. I have received the recommended treatments for my skin type, which is 12-14 treatments of full body laser hair removal, followed by the occasional one or two touch each year. It has been ten years since I completed my initial treatments. I have had two babies during this time frame who are now a five-year-old son and an eight-month-old daughter. I was told that I would experience some hair growth during my pregnancies and possibly after but this was not the case. Randomly, I’ll get a hair here and there as an indication that I could go in for a laser hair removal touch up, but there are so few hairs that it’s a breeze to shave.

Can I still get laser hair removal once I’ve had sun exposure?

During your consultation at Spa Trouve, you will be advise not to tan in between your laser hair removal treatments. But let’s get real, most of us are going to get sun because…well, vitamin D feels good on our skin. So to answer the question, “Can I still be treated once I’ve had sun exposure?” the answer is YES! Yes, with a couple of precautions: One, wear sunscreen and do not get sunburned. Two, make sure your sun exposures are at least one week before and after your laser treatment. There is no need to take a break from your laser hair removal treatments. Your esthetician will adjust the laser energy to avoid any complications and there’s a slight chance you might need additional treatments for your desired amount of hair reduction. But, let’s enjoy the summer!

What type of laser does Spa Trouve use for laser hair removal?

At Spa Trouve, we use two different types of laser technologies that treat all skin types and all hair colors with the exception of blonde and red (sorry that group, hopefully one day). The 755nm Alexandrite laser used at Spa Trouve targets pigment and is predominantly best for clients who have light skin with dark hair. The 1064Nd Yag laser targets the blood supply to the hair follicle and is ideal for clients with a darker complexion and dark hair.

All of your additional questions or concerns in regards to laser hair removal can easily be answered during your free consultation. Schedule one now and take advantage of the “buy one area get one area free” promotion. Take me at my word…I LOVE LASER HAIR REMOVAL AT SPA TROUVE! 801-229-2229

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Skin Care Review | Rodan & Fields

Skin care choices in Utah.

How skin care options like Rodan + Fields compare to medical spa services.

I was chatting with a good friend the other day.  We had just finished waxing her eyebrows and the topic of good skin care came up.   She wanted to know if I had heard about Rodan + Fields because it was all over her Facebook feed.

“Is it any good?”, she asked.

At the time I knew very little about Rodan + Fields except that the same doctors who were behind Proactive (acne skin care line) formulated it as well.

This spiked by curiosity.  I would get back to her with more information once I did some research.

Here’s what I found out.

In 2002, the doctors established Rodan + Fields, a more upscale brand for aging skin with four distinct product lines.   Early Rodan + Fields, Estee Lauder bought the brand and sold it in department stores.  It wasn’t flying off the backlit shelves so in 2007 Rodan and Fields took an unusual step by buying back their company.  The doctors thought, Why not skip the department stores and just pay your friends?

So it began, Multi-level marketing!  It was to be distributed by your everyday woman.  Your neighbor up the street and she doesn’t have to be a skin care specialist to sell it.

During this time the economy was tanking.  People were losing their jobs like crazy.  Everyone needed a new way to make money.  At the same time social media was taking off.  The launch timeline was perfect.

A Rodan + Field consultant is more likely to use Facebook and Instagram, posting before-and-after skin selfies and offers for free products.  It has gotten into the hands of some well known celebrities who would post on Instagram with hashtags.  Soon everyone was talking about it.

But is the product any good?

I took out my Milady’s, Skin Care & Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary to look over the ingredients.  It’s a decent line.  Some of the components include hydroquinone, an active ingredient used for lightening the skin.  However, it doesn’t compare to medical grade product with scientific studies to back it.

Because Rodan + Fields can be distributed by anyone, your consultant most likely isn’t a skin care specialist.  Their focus is to lead with the business and not with the product.

Personally, I would prefer to purchase my skin care from someone who is knowledgeable about the ingredients and my overall skin care needs.  Not to mention what other services I could benefit from.  I call them Skin whisperers.


The average cost for a Rodan + Fields product line is about $250 and if you add additional specialty products you could be in $500.  That’s a pretty penny!  Rodan + Field consultants advertise a special membership pricing where you can get up to 20% off in savings if you have it shipped to your door every month.

If you’re needing product every month, you’re going through it too quickly.


I spent some time reading the reviews on Google.  It was split down the middle on who loved Rodan + Fields and who was disappointed.  The biggest complaint was that the consultant who sold the product to them over promised and under delivered results.


Rodan + Fields is a multi-level marketing skin care product sold by your everyday woman, who may or may not have any prior expertise in skin.  Its price is comparable to medical grade product.

I would rather purchase my skin care products from a medical spa, dermatologist or plastic surgeon, a professional educated in skin.  Wouldn’t you?


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Minimize the Chance of Botox Bruising and Heal Faster

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Utah Botox Professionals Providing Botox at the Spa Trouve MedSpa Salt Lake City

“Am I going to bruise?” Having been an injector assistant, I’ve been asked many questions regarding Botox. Here’s the scoop.

Although not common, bruising may occur after Botox injections.

Think of it this way.  Anytime a needle punctures the skin, your chances of rupturing a blood vessel are very likely.

Everyone’s anatomy is different and blood vessels are difficult to see.  At Spa Trouve, the injectors use very fine needles and special technique to minimize the risk of bruising.  However, if a blood vessel is ruptured, the blood slowly seeps into the surrounding area.  

The blood has nowhere to go, leaving a purple or red mark behind.  This is what we know as a bruise.  After a day or two, the bruise will turn the skin black and blue, as the damage to the tissue surrounding the broken blood vessels becomes more apparent. Over time, the body re-absorbs the blood, which makes the bruise turn a yellowish-green color.

Slowly the body heals itself and the skin returns to its normal color.


10-12 Days Prior – Avoid:

Aspirin, St. John’s wort, Omega 3 or fish oil supplements, high doses of vitamin E, anti-inflammatories e.g. Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng

7-10 Days Prior – Start:

Arnica Montana orally in tablet form, eating pineapple (pineapple has bromelin enzymes, which enables the body to clear metabolic waste & heal itself faster)

2-3 Days Prior – Avoid:



Bruising can start to appear within 0-4 hours after treatment.

0-4 Hours After – Avoid

Strenuous activity


  1.     Apply a cold compress to the bruised areas on and off for the first 24 hours.
  2.     Continue taking Arnica Montana orally in tablet form for 7-10 days.
  3.     Continue eating pineapple.
  4.     Apply Arnica Montana cream topically to the bruised areas for 7-10 days.
  5.     As necessary, cover up bruises with Spa Trouve’s high quality mineral makeup, ColoreScience.

Take note:

If you’re bruiser, try to avoid your Botox treatment while on your menstrual cycle!  Or just know that you may be more sensitive during this time.

If you plan well for bruising and follow good post-care, there will be little to no downtime.   Plus a little bit of cover up never hurt anyone!

At Spa Trouve it is our sole duty to help you have the best experience possible during your treatment.  Our medical professionals will take their time to address all of your questions and concerns.  Give us a call at Spa Trouve at 801-229-2229.   Let’s get you scheduled.

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Botox and Dermal Fillers – What to Expect at Our MedSpa

True or False: Botox and Fillers Can Be Used in the Same Way

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Utah Botox Professionals Providing Botox at the Spa Trouve MedSpa Salt Lake City

A common misconception about Botox in Utah County, is that Botox and fillers are used in the same way. That is not the case!

While both products lessen the appearance of wrinkles, they work very differently.

I once had a friend tell me that she wanted to get her lips “Botoxed.” I let her know that what she wanted was a dermal filler to plump up her lips, such as Juvederm. Surprisingly, her mistake is not an uncommon one. Many people, who have come to our medical spa in UT County, ask the same question. But you would definitely NOT want to inject Botox in the lips.

And I will tell you why!

Botox is a neurotoxin that actually relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles. It smoothes those wrinkles that are caused by the active muscles in your face. Botox is used in the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows, and lasts around 3-4 months.

So, if you were to use Botox in the lips, you would not be able to move your mouth like you normally do. You would probably look like you do after a visit to the dentist…but for about 3- 4 months, which is probably not the look you are going for.

That’s why there are dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers work in a much different way. As opposed to Botox, you would use a Dermal Filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane, to actually fill a line or wrinkle. Generally, fillers are used for the lower half of the face. They can be used to fill the cheeks, smile lines, lips, and vertical lip lines. Occasionally, fillers are used for very deep set lines in the forehead, in conjunction with Botox. And the product lasts much longer than Botox, around 9 months to a year.

So while the two products are used for similar things, looking younger and getting rid of wrinkles, they work in very different ways.

There are many medical spas that provide Botox in UT County. The Botox Utah prices and Juvederm Utah prices vary, but here at Spa Trouve we provide ourselves in offering the best Utah spa deals and affordable membership programs possible! Click here to check out our Injection Price Menu:

It’s All About the Lips!

Unfortunately, we weren’t all blessed with naturally luscious lips like Angelina Jolie. And those of us who weren’t have had to find our own solutions.

How many of you out there have gone to medical spas in Utah, and gotten lip plumping products, or tried doing your lip liner/lipstick to make your lips looks bigger? Sadly, I have tried these tricks, and either ended up looking like a clown, or not noticing a difference.

So what’s a girl to do?!

Have you ever considered Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm?

Juvederm is a cosmetic Dermal Filler, which is an injectable gel that is incredibly effective in attaining plumper lips. It’s a hyaluronic acid product, which is a substance that is naturally found in the human body. Juvederm is ideal for soft tissue augmentation, such as the cheeks, smiles lines, and of course, the lips.

I know what you’re all thinking. You would love to have luscious lips, but you’re imaging one of the women on Housewives of Beverly Hills, with big, giant, duck-like lips. I’m here to tell you, that is an absolute misconception.

Obviously, there are people out there who overfill their lips. And believe me; we think they look ridiculous too! But did you know that you can get a lip augmentation and actually have it look plump, beautiful, and very natural?

I had my lips done using Juvederm, and while I was terrified they were going to look overfilled, the result was so subtle, most of my friends and family didn’t even notice. And I was left with fuller, more beautiful lips.

Now I can finally wear lipstick and actually have full lips to put it on!

So how does it work?

Juvederm is injected into the lips with a fine needle, by one of our license Medical Professionals. The product has lidocaine in it, which helps reduce pain. It takes around 20-30 minutes at our Medical Spa in Orem, and the down-time is generally not too long. You will see the beautiful results after just one week.

Plus, if you end up not liking your results (which I highly doubt you will), you can have it reversed by injecting Hyaluronidase.

If you are looking for fuller, more pouty, luscious lips, Restylane or Juvederm is the perfect solution! Plus,right now we are offering $100 instant rebate. Now is the time to get those lips you have always wanted! Give us a call at Spa Trouve at 801.229.2229 . We have some of the best Juvederm Utah prices, and to set up your free consultation today!

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