All The Facts On Microneedling

Ever wonder what this new craze of microneedling is all about? It is all the rage, and we are here to give you all the details. The simple explanation of what microneedling is, is a group of acupuncture, or little small needles that make small punctures into the skin. No why in the world would you want to poke needles into your skin? Well let us tell you!

Microneedling allows for a controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism. Your skin is extremely smart, and it even has a built in system to repair any damage to the skin. Microneedling helps ignite collagen synthesis without permanently scarring your skin. You body creates new skin cells to replace the old ones.

The result of this procedure? Well you can plan on smoother, firmer looking skin. This can be used to treat acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, medical or trauma scarring, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation, and more!

This procedure normally lasts about 30-60 minutes in length, and can be done pretty much anywhere on your body! The most common being your head and neck. Some side effects from this treatment include red skin, mild sunburn feeling, skin tightness, and mild sensitivity to touch. Good news is healing only takes a few days!

It is important to consult with your esthetician before this treatment to get an idea of whether microneedling can indeed treat the problem you have, and how many treatments you will need to get your desired result.

The benefits of this treatment include non-invasive, utilizes your body’s own healing properties, and even shrinks your pores! So what are you waiting for? Do you have a problem area you are wanting to fix? A part of your skin that just isn’t perfect? Call us today and let’s set up a consultation!

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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.

Cost

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.

Reviews

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.

Conclusion

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.

1) HOW TO PREVENT A BRUISE FROM BOTOX

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:

Alcohol

DAY OF TREATMENT

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

0-4 Hours After – Avoid

Strenuous activity

2) IF YOU BRUISE: HOW TO HEAL IT

  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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