Nonsurgical procedures are becoming more and more popular due to lack of downtime, incisions, stitches, and scarring. One of the most popular nonsurgical treatment options today is CoolSculpting, a body sculpting procedure that uses cooling technology. We have put together an overall explanation of everything you need to know, below.

The Discovery of CoolSculpting

Some years ago, two Harvard scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children who are popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. They realized that popsicles were freezing and eliminating the small pockets of fat cells in the children’s cheeks.

The scientists discovered that cold can target fat cells without damaging the skin and surrounding tissues and called it cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting is based on this proven science.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting safely delivers controlled cooling to gently target the fat cells under the skin. These fat cells are crystallized and then die. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate it from your body, resulting in a slimmer and more sculpted you. Plus, once fat cells die off, they cannot regenerate, meaning that results are long-lasting.

What to Expect

During your first visit, you will meet with a CoolSculpting expert to discuss your goals for reshaping your body. A personalized treatment plan will then be created to help you meet your aesthetic goals. For some individuals, a treatment plan may include multiple CoolSculpting treatments.

During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the treatment areas. The CoolSculpting applicator will deliver controlled cooling to freeze stubborn fat cells. During your procedure, you can feel free to read, check your emails, or even nap!

After your treatment, there is no downtime required, so you can feel free to return to your everyday activities as soon as you feel comfortable! Oftentimes, patients even return to work right after their CoolSculpting treatment is finished.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the CoolSculpting procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

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There are many skin care treatments available today, all with different unique benefits and drawbacks. Many common skin concerns involve only the outer layers of the skin, making a more abrasive treatment unnecessary. Find out how you can benefit from a skin care treatment like dermaplaning in Bellevue, for your surface level skin concerns!

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Gentle and Noninvasive

More aggressive skin care treatments can give you significant improvements, however, these treatments often come with uncomfortable side effects and some recovery time. Patients who don’t want to undergo a more abrasive procedure can benefit from dermaplaning. The gentle treatment only targets the surface of the skin, carefully scraping away the very outer layers to reveal fresh, healthy skin beneath. Following treatment, there is no recovery or downtime necessary. Because dermaplaning is so gently on the skin, it can be repeated once a month for optimal results.

Improve Imperfections

During dermaplaning, surface level imperfections are improved. This includes dry and dull skin caused by dead skin cells, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation. Dermaplaning also results in a stronger, thicker dermis which leads to more elastic skin and fewer fine lines. Along with the top layers of skin, peach fuzz is removed as well, leaving the skin completely smooth.

Optimize Other Skin Care Products

With peach fuzz and dead skin cells removed, products can be absorbed into the skin more effectively. Patients can get the most out of their skincare products by choosing to have dermaplaning first. Your skin care professional can recommend which products you should use depending on your skin concerns.

To learn more about dermaplaning or our other skin care treatment options, contact Advanced Skin and Body Solutions today. We can provide you with more information and schedule your appointment with one of our skin care professionals.

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We are so thrilled to congratulate Kayla Wiley and Jennifer “Jonesy” Jones who both recently passed their Advanced Xtreme Eyelash Directory Certification.

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Kayla Wiley & Jennifer “Jonesy” Jones

In order to complete their certification, the ladies had to:

  • Submit proof of health/beauty license or credentials.
  • Spend 1 month practicing and successfully complete 12 Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions applications on models.
  • Successfully complete a Certification/Directory Training Program by demonstrating:
    • At least 55 eyelash extensions per eye during the 2 hour application time.
    • Proper use of eyelash extension adhesive
    • Proper eyelash extensions attachment.
    • Proper eyelash extensions styling and design.

This training ensures that our stylists are performing at the  highest level of standards for safety, hygiene and beauty for Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions.

Well done Kayla and Jonesy!

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our certified, friendly and highly skilled stylists today!

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Bellevue permanent makeup

Applying eyeliner every morning, and touching it up before going out in the evening is one beauty routine that takes time, patience, skill and dedication. Granted, it doesn’t take gobs of time, but sometimes, unless you have a deft hand, it looks like you are wearing gobs of makeup! Have you ever dreamed, like so many of us do, of having a personal makeup artist to apply your makeup every day? Not just eyeliner – everything –lips, lashes, eyebrows, eyeliner.

We’re not all wealthy enough to have a personal makeup artist working for us everyday. Perhaps for special occasions we treat ourselves. However, there is a way to have perfect makeup permanently.

Find An Exceptional Permanent Makeup Artist

With the mainstream popularity of tattooing, the art of permanent makeup is making a much welcome come back. Permanent makeup has been around for centuries. According to Cosmetic Surgery Forums, “This procedure is not new, as it dates back to the Egyptian days of Cleopatra (the Queen of Egypt), thousands of years ago. Cleopatra is believed to have been adorned with permanent makeup and Egyptian mummies have been recovered with face and body tattoos intact. Also, the ancient Japanese art of Tebori boasts full-body tattooing intricately done by hand.”

Without a doubt, the primary desire for permanent makeup is vanity. However, the art provides solutions to medical problems as well that can make people feel whole and restore their confidence.

The Natural Beauty of Permanent Makeup Requires Artistry, Skill, and Subtlety

The beauty of permanent makeup is a look that is natural — the result of artistry, skill, and subtlety, as well as an understanding of color and facial symmetry. When selecting an artist for your permanent make up, you will want to consider a variety of factors. Education, state and local certification for safety and cleanliness, and the experience of the artist/aesthetician are crucial and carry equal importance.

A skillful artist can create the most natural look that will make you feel pretty and polished. Be sure to ask for a free consultation with the Aesthetician and ask to see before and after photos. Ask to speak with clients who have had the same procedures you are considering. Ask to see the equipment and where the procedure will be done.

According to Tawnya Lemley, Permanent Makeup Artist, Licensed Aesthetician and Permanent Lash Stylist in the Seattle area, “You want to be sure that the artist you select to do your permanent makeup has the same idea of beauty that you do. You must trust their knowledge of color. Ask lots and lots of questions until you are completely satisfied.” With twelve years of experience as a licensed Permanent Makeup Artist, Tawnya has seen her share of clients who did not ask enough or the right questions and have come to her for corrective work. Fortunately, Lemley’s skill level and artistry is above and beyond the average. Sometimes she can make corrections, but cautions those considering permanent makeup to be patient and thorough in their selection process.

Imagine waking up with your best face on. Imagine going for a swim, doing hot yoga, or dancing the night away in the hottest club with the confidence that your make-up is absolutely perfect. Or imagine having the scar on your lip beautifully camouflaged forever. Imagine being able to have your make up perfectly applied if you have Parkinson’s Disease, MS or any other condition that makes it impossible for you to apply your makeup on a daily basis. Imagine having your permanent makeup artist create symmetrical areolas after a mastectomy. The applications for permanent makeup are far reaching

The point of permanent makeup is to feel confident and beautiful, pretty and polished. Carefully selecting your artist, based on experience, safety, cleanliness, artistic ability, and your personal idea of beauty will far exceed whatever price you pay. And, in the long run, it’s much less expensive than having a makeup artist running around behind you!

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Let’s be honest—most women hate putting on makeup every morning. It’s tedious, and it’s a waste of time. How much extra sleep could you get each night if you didn’t have to spend so much time in front of the mirror before heading off to work?

And yet, as women, we continue to spend hours each week applying makeup.

Why?

Because we have to look our best. Going to work, to school, or even to lunch without makeup on just isn’t an option.

The choice is simple—spend hours applying makeup, or start the day feeling insecure and unattractive.

But what if I told you that there was another option?

Well… there is.

Let me tell you about permanent cosmetics. Permanent cosmetic makeup is a state of the art form of cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic makeup implantation technique deposits tiny individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.

Permanent cosmetics and makeup procedures are performed using various machines and methods, including the traditional (or specialized) tattoo or coil machines, the pen or rotary machine and the non-machine or hand method.

Permanent cosmetics procedures include the initial consultation, initial application of pigment, and usually one or two follow up visits for adjusting the shape and color or density of the pigment.

When your treatment is complete, you’re free—no more spending hours each morning in front of your mirror! You can stop worrying about smudges. You don’t have to worry about water washing your makeup away.

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, our permanent cosmetics expert is Tawnya Lemley. Tawnya has specialized in permanent cosmetics for nearly a decade now—and she is passionate about helping women feel better about themselves. Tawnya uses the Nouveau Countour digital permanent makeup machine (www.nouveaucontour.com) – and she would like to personally invite you to come in and experience the stunning results for yourself.

Permanent cosmetics can be an ideal solution for many women, including:

  • Physically active people who want to look their best throughout activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics, and don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.
  • Those with allergies and sensitive skin who often can’t wear other cosmetics.
  • Vision impaired people who have difficulty applying their cosmetics.
  • Motor impaired individuals including arthritics, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup.
  • Women who want to look their best all the time, even when they wake up.
  • Mothers and other busy professionals who don’t have time for makeup.

What do you think? Are you ready to look your best—without applying makeup each day? If so, give us a call at 425-643-5772 today!

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Fall is here again—the leaves are starting to change, the kids are back in school, and Spa Week is right around the corner!  If you have been a longtime Advanced Skin and Body Solutions customer, you have no doubt been looking forward to this event all year.  For those of you unfamiliar with Spa Week, it is a nationwide event, held this year from October 10 to October 16, in which full-service spa treatments are offered for only $50!  Our customers love Spa Week, and we are so excited to be participating this year!

Whether you regularly visit our spa or you will be a first-time visitor, at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions we offer a wide variety of treatments. Recently, one of our most popular offerings has been our Synergie Light Treatment.  In contrast to high power lasers which are used for surgery or “peels” this low power light treatment stimulates the cells in order to produce softer, more youthful-looking skin. Typically light in the red and near-infrared (invisible light) spectrum are used for treating aging, photo-damaged or blotchy skin and tissue regeneration.  Light Therapy is safe when applied properly and has no feeling except for a very mild warmth. The power of the Light Therapy device being used determines the length of time required to perform a complete facial. Those seeking more beautiful and younger looking skin can look forward with great anticipation to having Light Therapy as part of their beauty regimen.

In addition to our Synergie Light Treatment, Advanced Skin and Body Solutions offers everything from age-defying facials to sunless tanning and eyelash extensions—in short, we have what it takes to have you looking and feeling your best!

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, we are proud to provide exceptional service to each and every one of our clients—in fact, our service is one of the secrets to our success.  If you have heard the buzz surrounding our spa but haven’t had the chance to experience it for yourself, Spa Week offers the perfect opportunity!  For more information about Spa Week, visit http://www.spaweek.com.  To book your treatment at our Spa, call us today at 425-643-5772!  Spots go quickly, so don’t delay.  See you at the Spa!

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At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, we have a simple goal: to provide exceptional value and top-quality services to each and every one of our clients.  That goal led us to develop our Ultimate Age Defying Facial and is the reason we have partnered with leading suppliers such as Versaspa, Syngergie, and Sudatonic.  It is the reason we have developed and trained our talented stylists into a truly exceptional team.  And our commitment to quality and value is the driving force behind our upcoming online booking system.  In the near future our clients will have the ability to schedule their next sessions without even picking up the phone.  Our state of the art booking system will allow each client to select the time that works best for their busy schedule and set up the appointment with a click of the mouse.  It is the latest example of the Advanced Skin and Body Solutions’ commitment to our customers—and we hope you will take advantage in the near future.

In our fast-paced world, time is everything.  We understand that each of our clients is doing their best to maintain a complicated juggling act—working, running errands, taking care of the kids, and more.  With the amount that many of our clients have on their plate, it can be difficult for them to find the time they need to take care of themselves, whether that means enjoying a relaxing massage, enjoying an Age Defying Facial, or spending time in our sunless tanning bed.  To better serve our customers, the team at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions decided that we need to develop a solution for our busy clients—and that is why we are proud to announce that our online booking system will be available in the near future.  Rather than picking up the phone, our customers will be able to view available time slots and set their appointment through our website.  Our goal is always to provide maximum value to each client, and for us the development of an online booking system was just the next step in achieving that goal.

While some spas do not see the value in saving their customers time and effort, at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, we are always looking out for our clients.  We have invested time and resources into the development of our products and services in order to provide maximum value, and our online booking system is a natural extension of our customer-first philosophy.  As our customers can testify, the team at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions will not rest until each client is looking their best.  Whether it is our Ultimate Age Defying Facial, Permanent Cosmetics, Eyelash Extensions, or other services, our stylists are dedicated to beauty solutions that really work.  When it comes to providing value and quality services, nobody can compete with Advanced Skin and Body Solutions—and soon, thanks to our upcoming online booking system, booking your next appointment will be easier than ever!

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Are you eyebrows and eyelashes thin, short, or gray?  If so, you have probably been told that there is nothing you can do about it.  And maybe in the past that was true—but today, thanks to AMPLIF-eye lash and brow fortifier, the team at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions can have your lashes looking darker, thicker, and more sensual.  AMPLIF-eye is a healthy and drug-free formula that really works—and it’s available right here at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions.

A highly concentrated formula consisting of peptides and botanical extracts, AMPLIF-eye is designed to penetrate the roots of sparse lashes and eyebrows.  By nourishing and fortifying the follicles, this formula stimulates the production of thicker and darker lashes.  Not only are these lashes more attractive—but they are also healthier.  AMPLIF-eye is truly a win-win solution for anyone unhappy with sparse lashes and eyebrows!

While other lash products may consist of laboratory manufactured chemicals that may or may not be healthy, AMPLIF-eye is jam-packed with soothing and nutritious botanicals.  These botanicals include Green Tea, Saw Palmetto, Evening Primrose, Nettle, Rosemary Leaf, Ginseng, Apple, and more.  Combined with rejuvenating peptides and suspended in a revolutionary delivery system, AMPLIF-eye is designed to get to the roots of your lashes and deliver results you will have to see to believe.

In addition to looking great naturally, eyebrows and lashes that have been AMPLIF-eyed by the experts at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions make a fantastic base for eyelash extensions.  You will not believe the vibrant and healthy lashes produced by AMPLIF-eye when extensions are applied.  AMPLIF-eye will take your eyelash extensions to the next level—the results are truly breathtaking!

For years you have been told that there is very little you can do about your thin eyelashes.  You’ve heard this so much that you have begun to believe it.  So you settle for your sparse lashes—though from time to time you experiment with extensions, which never seem to look quite right.  If this describes your situation, this article has probably sounded too good to be true so far.  I can personally guarantee that AMPLIF-eye really works—and trust me, you will be thrilled with the results.

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, we specialize in providing “impossible” results to our clients.  We proud that, through a unique blend of skill, knowledge, and technology, our team can provide results that literally take clients’ breath away.  Whether it is our age-defying facial or our sunless tanning techniques, our mission is to enable each client to look their best—safely and without spending a fortune.  If you would like more information about our AMPLIF-eye lash and brow fortifier, or any of our other services, please get in touch today.  You won’t believe how good you will look!

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Are you smarter than a fifth grader? School-aged children know the answer to this trivia question, how about you? “What is the human body’s largest organ?” No, it isn’t your heart. It is your skin.

In the average adult it covers about 3000 square inches and weighs around six pounds, which is nearly twice the weight of the human brain or liver. The skin can regenerate and repair itself under most conditions. As the protector of the body, the skin is the first defensive element against foreign substances entering the body as well as protecting the body from trauma.

It’s your biggest organ, and it is one of your biggest defenses against the world, so it is important that you protect it from the elements and treat it with care. Of course, you also want it to look its best, so here are some ideas to keep your skin healthy, young and vibrant.

Sun Protection – If you haven’t heard about the importance of sun protection, you must be living under a rock. Yet, while we all know it is important to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, many of us still desire that sun-kissed glow. But since leathery skin is so 1985, skip the sun bathing and go sunless. (Not to worry, we’re not talking the orange glow that debuted in the ‘90s, we are talking a real sun-kissed look – without the damage.)

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions, our sunless tanning booth by VersaSpa® offers men and women a full-body treatment that quickly moisturizes, bronzes and hydrates the skin. Our walk-in booth offers ultimate privacy while choosing from four treatment options: a pre-sunless hydration spray, a skin bronzing solution, an anti-aging moisturizer, or a UV skin-defining maximizer. And the best part, of course, is being beach ready without the sun’s harmful damage so you can lather up on sunscreen at the beach and still look golden.

Buff And Polish – Even the best creams and lotions can only do so much in the war against aging, sun spots and imperfect skin. In order to really rejuvenate your skin, you must remove layers of trapped dead skin cells and promote skin cellular growth. One of the most effective treatments to buff and polish your skin to achieve a minimized appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes is microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion offers softer, smoother skin with virtually no recovery time or no discomfort. In fact, patients can return to work immediately after the procedure. While a normal course of microdermabrasion treatments varies between 4 to 8, at approximately 2-week intervals, many patients actually feel and see a difference just after one or two microdermabrasion treatments. Hey, it’s your most visible organ too, so you want to keep it smooth and polished.

Clear Your Pores – Keep your pores free of pesky dirt and oils by blasting it with painless light from a blue LED that has been proven to kill acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes. In addition to clearing out your pores, Synergie Light Treatments stimulate cellular growth and regeneration helping your skin to appear younger and smoother.

Another benefit of Synergie Light Treatments is that they can be used in conjunction with other facial treatments at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions to further the results seen by both treatment programs.

So if you are smarter than a fifth grader, then you will take steps to protect your largest organ from the elements and take advantage of skin treatments to keep your skin looking its best.

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Of all the unfair beauty myths, the most frustrating is the notion that acne is a teenager’s problem. The truth is many people suffer from adult acne, which can be even more embarrassing because of the perpetuated belief that this problem magically goes away after a certain age.

The good news is that because it is such a prevalent problem for adults, there are adult solutions — solutions that combat many adult skin issues at once including acne, fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. How’s that for an adult solution, tackling all of your skin issues with one treatment?

Two procedures offered for adult acne at Advanced Skin and Body Solutions are Microdermabrasion and Blue Light Therapy. And in addition to fantastic results seen by our clients with acne, they are both well-known to rejuvenate skin and give it a more youthful appearance (minus the pimples).

Let’s take a look at microdermabrasion first. A combination of blasting your skin with aluminum oxide crystals and suction by a vacuum helps remove the top layer of skin cells. The crystals act as an abrasion element, gently peeling off the deal layers of skin, while the vacuum gently pulls the dirt and hardened oils from clogged pores. The process also stimulates collagen production, which is essential for keeping the skin tight and pores small. As pores are unclogged, future breakouts are prevented while the appearance fine lines and wrinkles is also minimized (thanks in part to the collagen stimulation). In addition to cleaning out active acne, microdermabrasion also helps rid your face of unwanted acne scaring, further reducing the embarrassing appearance of acne.

While some patients notice subtle improvements after one treatment, a series of treatments is often recommended to further clean out the skin. Regular treatments can help patients maintain soft and clear skin. Imagine clear skin that is also tighter and brighter, that’s the power of microdermabrasion. Since this procedure is non-invasive, there is no downtime. However, patients may experience some redness immediately following the treatment, like a windburn, that should subside within a few hours.

Another option to consider for acne is an acne blue light facial. During this 30-minute procedure, a special blue light is focused on the face by way of a hand-held wand. The bulbs in this wand aren’t your average light bulbs, this special blue LED light has a specific wavelength that penetrates the skin and effectively kills acne-causing bacteria allowing the skin to naturally heal on its own. While acne is eliminated by destroying the bacteria, the light also encourages cellular production, which leads to a softer smooth texture.

The light procedure is completely painless; in fact, many patients find the warming light soothing. Additionally, there is now downtime with the blue-light facial and many patients find that they are able to return to work immediately after the procedure. Because of the gentle nature of this treatment, it can even be added to some of our other services so you can enjoy the benefits of multiple procures together.

At Advanced Skin and Body Solutions we are dedicated to helping you fight all of your skin care battles including acne and wrinkles, so while it may not be fair that you have both, we are here to help. Visit www.eastsidebodyandskin.com or call 425-643-5772 to learn more or book your appointment.

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